WWE Smackdown Live 1st May 2020 : Results, Highlights and Grade – Otis Moves to First ever MITB Ladder Match

Only 9 days more for Money in the Bank Pay Per View to be held in first Time at WWE Head Quarters. There are Only 2 tops to be filled in Money in the Bank Ladder Match and there is a face-off between Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowmen and much more.



Opening Segment: Daniel Bryan kicks off Smackdown

.@WWEDanielBryan kicks things off RIGHT NOW on #SmackDown! pic.twitter.com/ifDiUmOSZp

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020

Daniel Bryan kicked off the evening’s broadcast and earlier than he battled King Corbin in the night’s opening contest, he cut a promo in which he expressed his love for wrestling and getting to do matters that have in no way been achieved before.
Bryan talked about the forte of the upcoming Money in the Bank Ladder Match held inner WWE’s Corporate Headquarters on May 10. He even acquired an excellent dig on Vince McMahon for having dinosaur bones in his office. 

He talked about the magnitude Money in the Bank had on his profession before segueing into the injustice persisted via Drew Gulak on last week’s exhibit at the fingers of Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro. Corbin arrived on the scene and cut a promo that Bryan answered with the aid of reminding him that he is one of only 4 people to complete blow their Money in the Bank cash-in. The king claimed he was more suitable and smarter and he would win the briefcase. 

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020


Match No.2: Daniel Bryan vs King Corbin 

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020



Bryan withstood an early barrage of right palms by means of his former Golden Gloves-winning opponent and took Corbin down with a leg whip. He laboured the leg of his opponent till the large Corbin used his dimension gain to flip the tide. A huge right hand rocked Bryan, knocking him off the top rope and to the area floor. He despatched him shoulder-first into the ring publish as the exhibit headed to break. 

Back from the timeout, Corbin persisted to manipulate the bout, pulling and tearing at his opponent’s shoulder. Bryan scored a rapid near-fall off a crucifix rollup but Corbin levelled him with a clothesline for a two-count of his own. A tope suicida wiped Corbin out at ringside and Bryan sparked a comeback with a middle-rope dropkick. Still nursing the shoulder, he uncorked a sequence of kicks about the legs of his opponent earlier than making use of a Kurt Angle-Esque ankle lock. The 2019 King of the Ring once more reduce him off, this time with Deep Six for a near-fall. 

Bryan recovered and once more centred the legs, locking in a Half Crab. Corbin obtained to the rope, forcing the break. Seeking the sanctuary of the floor, he rolled to the backyard and proceeded to throw a ladder at Bryan, drawing a disqualification. After the match, an irate Corbin brought a ladder into the ring and set up for the End of Days, only for Bryan to counter into the Yes Lock. Nakamura and Cesaro regarded from out of nowhere and a three-on-one assault ensued, ending with Corbin sending him into a pile of ladders. 

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020


Winner: Bryan by Disqualification
Grade: C+


Mid Segment: Bray Wyatt interrupts Braun Strowmen

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020

Universal champion Braun Strowman made his way to the ring for a promo but before he should say tons at all, Bray Wyatt interrupted with the modern-day version of the Firefly Funhouse. Wyatt examines “The Black Sheep,” equating himself to a shepherd who determined The Black Sheep (Strowman), only to have him go away him with no notice. 

Then all of his different animals left, too. He vowed to come up with a happier ending, one in which he takes the Universal Championship from Strowman. The Monster Among Men challenged Wyatt to come to the ring however the antagonist, instead, waved and promised to see him soon. 

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020


Match No.2: Shemaus vs Leon Ruff 

FELLLLLLAAAAA!!!@WWESheamus is in action RIGHT NOW on #SmackDown. pic.twitter.com/7NVTPlhxFJ

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020

The young superstar continued consecutive Irish Curse backbreaker whilst Sheamus centre on Michael Cole at the commentary table, asking him if he was enjoying himself. A huge Brogue Kick added an end to Ruff’s struggling as Sheamus picked up every other win. As Sheamus made his way to the table, a video package deal on Jeff Hardy aired, recapping his profession to this factor and his experience back to the squared circle. Upon Cole revealing that Hardy will return subsequent week, Sheamus warned that he will be there, too. 

“You gonna talk about your best mate @JEFFHARDYBRAND again, Cole?” – @WWESheamus #SmackDown 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/a1fktAHX5v

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020

Winner: Sheamus by Pinfall 
Grade: B+


Match No.3: Mandy Rose vs Carmella

💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵#SmackDown @CarmellaWWE 🤑 pic.twitter.com/QPIOU1Vss1

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 2, 2020

Each lady took turns showing off their athleticism earlier than Carmella caught her opponent with a depraved kick to the face. As Rose seized control. Sonya Deville arrived. She advised the story of final year’s Money in the Bank match when she handed over her spot in the healthy to Rose, then helped her and The Golden Goddess still managed to lose. 

The Pride Fighter threatened to come to the ring for combat however stopped simply in time for Carmella to score the win over her distracted opponent. After the match, Deville hit the ring and unloaded on Rose. She sent her to the ringside area, threw her into the announce table and flattened her with a strolling knee to the returned of the head. A cosy Deville made her way up to the ramp as a referee requested for the trainer. 

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020

Winner: Carmella by pinfall
Grade: C+ 



Match No.4: The New Day vs Forgotten Sons

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020

New Day controlled early Big E stood tall heading into the industrial break. Back from the timeout, the heels isolated Big E, beating him down while Cole tried to pressure a wedge between Miz and Morrison through reminding them that the latter pulled his weight at WrestleMania whilst The Hollywood A-Lister lost the tag titles for them. In the ring, Kingston acquired the tag and unloaded on the opposition, taking the fight to each Cutler and Blake. 

The former WWE champion delivered a huge stomp to Cutler, however, a blind tag to Blake and a backstabber/top-rope elbow combo put him down for a two-count. Big E tried for his spear thru the ropes however no one used to be home. Ryker, at the back of the official’s back, sent him into the ring post. Back in the ring, the Cutler and Blake downed Kingston to select up the win and move into title contention.  

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020


Match No.5: Otis vs Dolph Ziggler 

Who will qualify for the Men’s #MITB Ladder Match??@otiswwe battles @HEELZiggler NEXT on #SmackDown! pic.twitter.com/4AuRnhVxDm

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020


The relentless big man pummeled Ziggler in a one-sided match before connecting shoulder-first with the ring post. Ziggler capitalized, sending him into the guardrail ahead of the business break. The Showoff continued to work over the babyface, losing him with consecutive dropkicks. He accompanied up with a headlock, grounding the stronger competitor. 

Otis fought back, drove Ziggler into the nook and set up for the Caterpillar. Ziggler refrained from it and tried for the Fameasser. Otis caught him however the heel wiggled free and delivered the Zig-Zag for a near-fall. Ziggler set up for a superkick but Otis caught him and dropped him with a fallaway slam. The Caterpillar followed, successfully this time, for the win. 

— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2020


Winner: Otis By Pinfall
Grade: B+ 

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