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By Richard Trionfo on 2020-05-15 21:59:00

NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring as part of the Brand to Brand Invitational.

Charlotte says she is the hardest working woman in the industry.  How is she working all three brands?  The numbers were crunched and the numbers are clear.  The people want more Charlotte Flair.  Of course Fox used the brand to brand invitational to bring her to Smackdown.  She is 5 foot 10, is a blonde, is a superior athlete, and her last name is Flair.  Charlotte says she has won 5 of her 12 titles on Smackdown.  Charlotte wonders why there isn't a banner of her to inspire people. 

Smackdown Women's Champion Bayley and her friend Sasha Banks make their way to the ring.

Bayley says she would say it is nice to see you but she is a role model so she won't lie.  Bayley and Sasha woooo and Bayley wants Michael Cole to join in.  Bayley says she was sitting back there listening to Charlotte blab about her resume and Bayley asks when was the last time we saw Charlotte.  Sasha says it was when Bayley beat Charlotte to become a two time Smackdown champion.

Charlotte says the first time Bayley won, it was when she was unconscious and the second time was after a makeover and bad hair cut.

Bayley says the last time they saw each other was the first time that someone became a Grand Slam Champion.  Go back to NXT to give all of the young hopefuls.  Or you can go to Raw and beat Liv Morgan over and over.  Bayley says this is their show and they are the leaders and role models.  Bayley says she is the most dominant because she has beaten everyone, including Charlotte.  Bayley tells Charlotte thank you for coming but get the hell out of their ring.

Charlotte tells Bayley some things never change.  Sasha made you relevant when you were the NXT champion and now she is the only reason you are the Smackdown women's champion.    Charlotte says they main evented the first Raw together.  They main evented the first pay per view together.  You are a six time champion and a future Hall of Famer and you are content standing in Bayley's corner and being an afterthought.

Bayley tells Charlotte to shut up and an egomaniac like her cannot understand their friendship.  She wants to let Sasha talk.

Bayley says enough talk because she is ready to fight.  How about champion versus champion.

Charlotte says Fox would love to have her on their show again so challenge accepted.  Charlotte asks Sasha to think long and hard about this.  Are you your own woman or are you just going to be Bayley's lackey and be happy you are an afterthought.

Braun Strowman is in the back and Kayla Braxton asks him if him warming up means he has accepted Otis' offer.  Braun says he is still thinking about the offer.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Forgotten Sons.  Jaxson Ryker says when you were a kid you learned about patriotism and heroes.  It was all bulls***.  They chose to fight for their country but they were not treated like heroes.  We were not welcomed home with open arms so we are going to treat you with closed fists.

Renee Young is with John Morrison and the Miz.  She asks them about Otis asking Braun Strowman to be his partner.  Morrison says Braun isn't dumb enough to believe Otis' attempt to get Braun to be his partner and cash in on him.  Miz says Braun knows that he cannot stand toe to toe with the greatest tag team of the 21st Century.

Match Number Three:  Daniel Bryan versus Drew Gulak in an Intercontinental Championship Tournament First Round Match

They shake hands so the Code of Honor will be followed.  Gulak with a wrist lock and Bryan tries to escape and he takes Gulak to the mat with a back drop.  Gulak with a head scissors and Bryan escapes and works on the legs.  Bryan goes to the apron.  They lock up and Bryan with a side head lock and a hammer lock take down into a wrist lock.  Gulak with a rollup for a near fall.  Bryan with a wrist lock and a take down into a LeBell Lock but Gulak gets to the ropes.  Bryan with a waist lock and take down.

Gulak with a standing switch and take down into the GuLock but Bryan gets to the ropes to force a break.  They lock up and Bryan with a wrist lock.  Byrna with a chin lock into a butterfly but Gulak with a back drop for a near fall.  Byran holds on to the butterfly hold and Bryan iwth a butterfly suplex into a cross arm breaker but Gulak blocks the full application of the hold.  Bryan with a crucifix for a near fall and Gulak gets to the ropes.  Bryan and Gulak with a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Bryan with a waist lock but Gulak with a standing switch and then Bryan and Gulak with standing switches until Gulak sends Bryan over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Gulak with a full nelson and belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.  Gulak with a side head lock and he keeps Bryan from getting out of the hold.  Bryan with an atomic drop to the knee and a dragon screw leg whip.  Bryan with another dragon screw leg whip.  Bryan with a third dragon screw leg whip and an ankle lock.  Gulak goes to the ropes but Bryan with a German suplex for a near fall and Bryan holds on to the waist lock.  Gulak with a rollup for a near fall.  Gulak with a power slam for a near fall.  Bryan holds his neck while Gulak favors his knee.  Gulak with a full nelson and Bryan lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Bryan with a German suplex as they come off the ropes. 

Bryan goes for the flying knee but Gulak rolls through and gets a near fall.  Gulak with a power bomb and a jackknife cover for a near fall.  Bryan with a near fall.  Gulak sets for the GuLock and he applies the Dragon Sleeper but does not have the body scissors applied.  Bryan rolls through and goes for the LeBell Lock.  Gulak with a rollup.  Gulak avoids a dragon screw leg whip but Bryan does hit the dragon screw leg whip and Bryan with a heel hook.  Bryan rolls Gulak into the center of the ring and Gulak has to tap out.

Winner:  Daniel Bryan (advances to face the winner of Sheamus versus Jeff Hardy)

 After the match, Daniel is congratulated by Renee on his victory and he is asked what would it mean if he won the title.  Daniel says five years ago he had to forfeit the Intercontinental Title due to his retirement.  Daniel says he wants to win the title to make it the most important title so he can defend it every week.  He wants it to represent the greatest wrestler in WWE.

Daniel and Drew shake hands and hug.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we will see Charlotte Flair versus Bayley next week in a champion versus champion match.  We will also see the other two first round matches in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament with AJ Styles versus Shinsuke Nakamura and Sheamus versus Jeff Hardy.  We will also see Otis and Mandy Rose face Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville.

Sonya Deville is with Dolph Ziggler and Sonya says everything she said has become a reality.  Next week will be no different.  We will humiliate you and Otis just like she humiliated Mandy last week.  What is Mandy good at?  It isn't wrestling, being a good tag team partner.  It is being blonde and pretty.  Once that is over, where does that leave you?  You will be barefoot with a lot of children making dinner for Otis.  You are never going to be a winner like her.  You will not have the talent, charisma, or mind that I have.  I have a lot left for you.  Go home and get it together and put on your big girl panties and show why you deserve to share the same ring as her.

Then we will see you in the ring next week . . . bitch.

Match Number Four:  Miz and John Morrison versus Otis Dozovic and Braun Strowman

Miz mocks Braun while Morrison and Otis start things off.  Morrison with a waist lock into a side head lock and Otis sends Morrison into the ropes.  They lock up and Otis sends Morrison into the turnbuckles.  Morrison with a kick and it only makes Otis shake his belly.  Morrison has a kick blocked and then he kicks Otis.  Otis with a clothesline and then he sends Morrison face first into the mat.  Otis knocks Miz off the apron and then he slams Morrison.  Braun is tagged in and Otis wants Braun to join him in a stereo caterpillar and they hit the double elbow drop.  Morrison rolls to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with a front face lock.  We see footage from the commercial break when Miz tried to check on Otis' eyes and followed with a DDT.  Miz with a series of running knees into the turnbuckles and then he goes up top and hits a double sledge.  Miz with kicks to the chest.  Miz gets a near fall.  Miz with a rear chin lock.  Miz gets on Otis' back to add more pressure.  Morrison tags in and they go for a double suplex but Otis counters with a double suplex of his own.  Braun makes the tag and he hits a splash on Miz but Morrison tags in and Braun with a slam.  Braun with a shoulder tackle to Miz followed by an Irish whip and splash into the corner.  Braun with a slam to Miz.

Braun goes to the floor for the happiest lap in sports entertainment and Morrison leaps over the ringside barrier but Miz is not so lucky.  Morrison tags in and Miz is pulled out of the way when Strowman charges into the corner.  Morrison with a springboard kick but Strowman with a power slam for the three count.

Winners:  Otis Dozovic and Braun Strowman

After the match, Otis and Braun celebrate in the ring.  Mandy Rose makes her way to the ring and he puts down the briefcase and starts to move towards Braun and he tells Braun he was kidding.  He says it was for a laugh.  Otis and Mandy hug.

We go to credits.

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