May 8th, 2018
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
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In Ring Segment: Paige
Paige runs down all the happenings at WWE Backlash. Paige says she had no idea that the No DQ stipulation wouldn’t be enough to get us a decisive winner. Paige adds that with the next cobranded PPV right around the corner, Smackdown Live needs the best of the best to represent. The first Smackdown Live Money in the Bank qualifier match starts right now.
Money In The Bank Qualifier Match: United States Champion Jeff Hardy vs The Miz
Hardy floors Miz with a shoulder block. Miz and Hardy lock up. Miz locks in an armbar. Standing switch into a splash by Hardy. Miz rolls out of the ring. Hardy follows. Hardy dives off the ring steps and kicks Miz. Hardy goes up top but Miz rolls to the other side of the ring. After a short break, Hardy takes Miz over with a hip toss. Miz tries a hip toss of his own but Hardy rolls through and locks in an armbar. Hardy and Miz trade strikes. Hardy attempts a jawbreaker but Miz counters and knees Hardy in the face. Hardy kicks out. Miz puts Hardy in a surfboard. Miz dumps Hardy to the outside. Miz misses a baseball slide. Miz picks up Hardy and crotches him on the barricade. Miz misses two clotheslines. Hardy dives off the barricade and clotheslines Miz. Hardy fires up and gets another near fall on Miz. Hardy calls for the Twist of Fate. Miz reverses it into a backslide.
Hardy and Miz battle but neither can get the backslide. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top but once again Miz rolls to the outside. Hardy follows. Miz kicks Hardy in the gut and hits a neck breaker on the apron. After another break, Hardy catches Miz with another jawbreaker. Russian leg sweep by Hardy. While the referee is distracted Miz goes low on Hardy and locks in a sleeper. Hardy escapes and lands the whisper in the wind. Miz manages to kick out. Hardy sends Miz to the outside. Hardy baseball slides Miz off the apron. Miz gets to his feet but Hardy sends him right back to the floor with a flying senton. Hardy sends Miz back into the ring and goes up top. Miz cuts Hardy off. Miz tries a superplex. Hardy reverses it into a sunset flip bomb off the top. Miz kicks out again! Hardy lands another Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top and hits the Swanton. Hardy goes for a pin but Miz counters into a pin of his own for the win!
Winner- The Miz
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