WWE SmackDown Results, 8th May 2018, Latest SmackDown winners and video highlights
An action-packed episode of SmackDown ended in heartbreak for a former WWE Champion.
SmackDown GM Paige kicked off the show with the announcement that the first qualifying match for the Money in the Bank men's ladder match would begin shortly. Jeff Hardy's music hit and he walked up to the ring. The second entry for the qualifier match was The Miz and we cut to a video package of The Miz securing the Money in the Bank victory in 2010 and then his World Title victory 4 months later in the November of 2010.
#1 The Miz vs. Jeff Hardy - Qualifying Match for the Money in the Bank ladder match
The Miz started off strong and held Hardy in a submission but Jeff replied with a tackle and then a splash. Jeff Hardy took flight and sent The Miz crashing into the barricades. Jeff went for a Swanton Bomb in the ring but The Miz retreated in time as we headed into the first commercial break of the night.
We returned to see Jeff holding The Mizz in a submission but The A-lister got out of it. The Miz delivered a neck breaker to Jeff but only got a near fall. The Miz failed to land the Skull Crushing Finale and took a big move from Jeff from on top of the barricades. Jeff hit The Mizz with a low dropkick but failed to capitalize. Jeff hit The Miz with a Twist of Fate but Miz rolled out in time to avoid the Swanton Bomb as we headed into another commercial break.
Jeff and The Miz traded punches as we returned to the show. The Miz went for a sleeper hold on Hardy and Hardy returned the favour with a Whisper in the Wind. Miz took a sliding kick from the apron and then a high flying move over the top rope. Jeff hardy landed a third Twist of Fate and followed up with a Swanton Bomb but The Miz reversed Jeff's pin attempt and got the pinfall for himself.
Result: The Miz def. Jeff Hardy and will be joining the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Backstage, we saw The Bar talking about Sheamus' loss to Xavier Woods. Cesaro implied that he might have done better and Sheamus was not happy. The two opened their gym backs to find them full of pancakes - clearly, The New Day had been busy.
Renee attempted to ask Nakamura about AJ Styles backstage, and he said he forgot English. We learned that Shinsuke has not yet been cleared for in-ring competition.
Carmella was next as she announced that she will have a Royal Mellabration next week