WWE 'Friday Night SmackDown' Results: Bayley and Charlotte Go Head-to-Head Tonight

It looks to be an eventful Friday Night SmackDown this week.

The May 22 episode of Friday Night SmackDown looks to be star-studded with members of the Monday Night RAW brand making their way to the blue brand for a special appearance.

Charlotte Flair is one of those visiting SmackDown tonight as the NXT Women's Champion takes on Bayley, the SmackDown Women's Champion, in a one-on-one match. With Flair trying to accelerate the apparent splitting of Bayley and Sasha Banks, will "The Boss" cost or help her friend?

The Intercontinental Championship tournament continues tonight with two more first round matches. The first is between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, a rematch from WrestleMania a few years back. The second pits Sheamus against Jeff Hardy.

Sheamus has had a problem with Jeff Hardy since his return, and now the two will get in the ring together. Who will win and go on to take on Daniel Bryan in the second round?

Otis continues to hold the MITB briefcase, but tonight he'll be involved in a mixed tag team match with Mandy Rose. The couple will take on Sonya Deville and Dolph Ziggler in a continuation of this heated feud.

Here's everything that happened on the May 22 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

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Memorial Day Video Package

WWE presents a special tribute to the fallen men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/DkTTLDg1mL

— WWE (@WWE) May 22, 2020

The Dirt Sheet

  • Miz and Morrison start the night off by running down Otis some more.
  • Miz calls out Braun Strowman for getting involved with their match with Otis. He says it makes no sense for Braun to team with Otis who has the MITB briefcase.
  • Morrison makes a joke how Braun teaming with Otis is just as dumb as Becky Lynch getting pregnant with Seth Rollins.
  • Miz and Morrison make fun of Braun who Bray Wyatt replaced with puppets and have their own puppets to make fun of Braun and Otis. They even have a mannequin to impersonate Mandy Rose.
  • Braun Strowman interrupts and tears down the Dirt Sheet set. Strowman says their show isn't half bad and he's glad to be on. Miz says that Bray Wyatt isn't done with Strowman. He recalls facing Wyatt and when he lost it was the lowest point of his career and Morrison saved him.
  • Morrison steps up to Strowman and makes a match between Miz and Braun for right now, to the chagrin of Miz.

A lot of 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘵 is being thrown on #UniversalChampion @BraunStrowman’s name tonight on #TheDirtSheet. #SmackDown @mikethemiz @TheRealMorrison pic.twitter.com/GoeNhVPfVW

— WWE (@WWE) May 23, 2020

Braun Strowman vs The Miz (with John Morrison)

  • Strowman wins via pinfall after a Running Power Slam.
  • Braun overcomes Miz even with Morrison inserting himself in the match at different points.
  • After the bell, Morrison gets on the mic and challenges Strowman for a match at Backlash. Miz and Morrison will take on Braun in a 2 on 1 handicap match.

AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura - Intercontinental Championship Tournament

  • Michael Cole mentions on commentary that Styles has been traded to SmackDown for a wrestler to be named later
  • Styles wins via pinfall after a Phenomenal Forearm
  • The match was highly competitive with Shinsuke kicking out of a modified Styles Clash.


  • Bayley and Sasha are talking backstage when the champ asks Banks to not be in her corner tonight. She says that's because everyone will say Bayley can't beat Charlotte on her own.
  • Sasha accepts, but gives a face when Bayley leaves

Charlotte Flair vs Bayley

  • During the match, Charlotte gets on the mic and calls for Sasha to come out so she can beat both of them
  • Bayley wins via pinfall after a roll up and holds the rope


  • Sasha and Bayley are hugging backstage when Bayley makes a joke about Sasha not believing in her

Sonya Deville and Dolph Ziggler vs Otis and Mandy Rose

  • Sonya pins Mandy after a Last Shot

Jeff Hardy Backstage Promo

  • Hardy says he told the WWE Universe he's ready for one more run and it looks like it's taking him through the tournament.

Jeff Hardy vs Sheamus - Intercontinental Championship Tournament

  • Hardy wins via pinfall after a reversal of the White Noise into a roll up