WWE SmackDown Results From March 27

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The continued uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic once again forced WWE into its Performance Center for the March 27 episode of SmackDown, headlined by the return of Bray’s Firefly Funhouse, just 8 days before the start of a WrestleMania 36 extravaganza that will see him battle John Cena.

Bayley and Sasha Banks Kick Off SmackDown

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WWE SmackDown women’s champion Bayley and best friend Sasha Banks kicked off this week’s broadcast, the former discussing Paige’s announcement from last week that she will defend her title in a multi-woman elimination match at WrestleMania.

An exchange of insults occurred before Tamina made her first televised appearance since the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. “Actions speak louder than words,” she said before delivering a headbutt to Naomi and a superkick to Evans.

Otis Confronts Dolph Ziggler, King Corbin Heinously Attacks Elias

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Michael Cole threw to a video from last week of Dolph Ziggler causing Otis to lose it during Heavy Machinery’s match with John Morrison and The Miz. From there, cameras caught up with Ziggler backstage.

Before the Showoff could say much, Otis hit the scene and sent him running. Tucker calmed him down, telling him to wait until WrestleMania for his revenge.

Corbin attacked, pummeled the songster and sent him falling off a platform and to the floor below. After the break, Cole confirmed that Elias had been transported to a hospital, potentially affecting his scheduled match with the king at WrestleMania.

Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka

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After weeks of calling out the Kabuki Warriors for a shot at the women’s tag team titles, Alexa Bliss battled Asuka while Nikki Cross watched from the commentary position, a victory almost certain to earn the championship opportunity the babyface tandem sought.

Asuka recovered momentarily and appeared to have the win in-hand with the Asuka Lock but Bliss escaped and picked up the hard-fought victory over the tag champion, strengthening her and Cross’ argument for a title shot.

Mandy Rose Confronts Dolph Ziggler

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Backstage, Mandy Rose approached Dolph Ziggler, taking exception to The Showoff rubbing their date photos in the face of Otis last week. Ziggler admitted fault and said it would not happen again.

From there, she refused to allow Ziggler and Otis to treat her like she was a prize to be won.

Firefly Funhouse

Bray Wyatt joined us for the latest Firefly Funhouse.

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As whispers poured from his trademark lantern, Wyatt told it to shut up, that it had it’s chance against John Cena and failed. From there, he concocted a recipe such as disappointment and self loathing. He added some “irrelevant and unnecessary opinions” in the form of Ramblin’ Rabbit, then blended it all together despite the puppet’s screams.

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Wyatt said a big star like Cena deserves more than an ordinary match and, on behalf of The Fiend, officially challenged Cena to a Firefly Funhouse match at WrestleMania.

He sipped from the smoothie and said there was one unfortunate side effect. From there, The Fiend bumper aired, bringing the Funhouse segment to an end.

The Usos vs. The New Day

The top contenders to The Miz and John Morrison’s SmackDown Tag Team Championships were determined in the night’s main event as The New Day’s Kofi Kingston and Big E battled The Usos while the current titleholders watched on from the commentary position.

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The Usos controlled the early portion of the bout, working over Big E. A hot tag to Kingston saw the former WWE champion explode into the match. He downed the opposition with leaping clotheslines and survived a single-leg Boston Crab.

Michael Cole interrupted and announced that the tag titles would be on the line in a Triple Threat Ladder match between all three teams.

The babyface teams recovered and left the champions lying in the center of the ring.