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WWE SmackDown live results: Contract signing, Gronk appears

The build to WrestleMania 36 continues on tonight's SmackDown.

Tonight's event takes place from an empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Fans are not allowed to attend, and only essential personnel is permitted. Last week's SmackDown was the first show to take place under these circumstances.

Universal Champion Goldberg and Roman Reigns will sign the contract for their WrestleMania title match. This will be the first time they've been in a segment together since Reigns confronted Goldberg three weeks ago and was confirmed as his WrestleMania challenger.

The host of WrestleMania 36 will also be in attendance tonight, with former NFL star Rob Gronkowski making his first appearance on SmackDown since signing with WWE.

In the only match that's been announced for the show, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison will face Heavy Machinery in a non-title match.

Paige, who missed last week's show due to travel issues, tweeted today: "Okay but for real Smackdown. See ya, tonight.."

Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.


Michael Cole ran down the lineup for tonight. He announced John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt from WrestleMania 30 would air later tonight. 

Cole was standing in the ring and mentioned that WrestleMania 36 is going to be a two-day event. He turned his attention to the WrestleMania host Rob Gronkowski. They aired a video package on the Gronk. 

Mojo Rawley was in the ring with Cole and introduced Gronk. Gronk came out dancing and tried to get the fans to cheer for him. Gronk noted he's a massive fan of wrestling and supported Rawley when he was in FCW. Rawley promised to watch his back because things work differently around here. 

Rawley and Gronk started chopping each other and pushed around Cole. King Corbin interrupted and made his way to the ring. He told Gronk to get on his knees and bow down to the king. Gronk responded they don't get on their knees. 

Suddenly, Elias interrupted and made his way to the ring. He noted he had a new song for Corbin. Corbin agreed to listen to the song as long as Elias leaves him alone. Elias's song mocked Corbin. Gronk and Rawly danced and laughed in the background. Corbin was furious and demanded him to stop.

Corbin got in Gronk's face. Gronk shoved Corbin, and he tripped over Rawley. Gronk noted he's just the host of WrestleMania, and he can't make matches, but he thinks Elias should take on Corbin. 

In the back, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro and Sami Zayn are on their way to the ring. 

Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro (w/Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn) 

Zayn joined Michael Cole on commentary for the match. 

Bryan and Gulak did the Yes chant on their way to the ring.

Before the match, Bryan and Gualk warmed up, which was hilarious and awesome. Bryan and Gulak make a great team.

The heels had the early advantage, but the faces briefly took over. Bryan hit a suicide dive on Nakamura and followed up with a crossbody onto Cesaro in the ring. However, Cesaro caught Bryan and slammed him down. He then rocked Gulak with a boot knocking him off the apron. 

Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control. They isolated Bryan in their corner and cut him off from Gulak.

Bryan fought back and rocked Cesaro with a dropkick. Gulak got the tag and ran wild on Nakamura. He hit a German suplex for a very close near fall.

The heels regained control when Cesaro lifted Gulak and rocked him with an uppercut. The heels worked over Gulak, but Bryan made the blind tag. Gulak trapped Cesaro's arm, and Bryan hit a sunset flip off the top turnbuckle to score the win.  

Michael Cole announced that for the next three Sundays, they are airing past WrestleManias in their entirety. They start with WrestleMania 30 this Sunday on ESPN at 7 p.m. Eastern.  

In the back, Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak stretched and celebrated their win. Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Cesaro approached and were furious they just lost. Zayn mocked Gulak and got in his face. Bryan challenged Zayn for the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania. Zayn agreed to the match only if Gulak could defeat Nakamura next week. 

In the ring, Michael Cole introduced Paige. She appeared on the big screen via Skype from Los Angeles. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley and Sasha Banks interrupted. Bayley pointed out that Paige no-showed last week, and now she's on Skype. 

Bayley noted she beat everyone but wondered if Paige wanted a title shot. Bayley then pointed out that Paige can't get a title match. Paige admitted she's retired and can't challenge for the title. 

Paige noted she spoke with FOX and got permission to announce Bayley's WrestleMania match. Bayley said she's taking WrestleMania off and going straight to the Hall of Fame.

Paige announced that Bayley is defending against Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Tamina, and Naomi. Banks was furious and was shocked Paige would do that to her friend. Paige then announced the final participant in the match, Sasha Banks.  

They recapped "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt challenging John Cena a few weeks ago. 

WrestleMania 30: John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt (w/Harper & Rowan)

Before airing the match, Michael Cole stressed that Wyatt considers his loss to Cena at WrestleMania 30, the beginning of his downward spiral and the birth of The Fiend. 

Cena had the early advantage with a side headlock. Wyatt fought back and took over.

Cena recovered and rocked Wyatt with a hard clothesline. He attacked Wyatt in the corner, but Wyatt laughed. 

The fans broke into a loud "Let's Go Cena/Cena Sucks" chant. 

Back from the break, Wyatt slowed the pace down and locked on a sleeper hold. Cena recovered and hit a series of flying shoulder tackles. The fans broke into loud boos. Cena attempted the five knuckle shuffle, but Wyatt did The Exorcist pose, and Cena freaked out. Rowan caused a distraction to give Wyatt the advantage. 

Cena leaped off the top turnbuckle, but Wyatt reversed into a powerbomb for a close near fall. Cena made a comeback and hit the five knuckle shuffle. He attempted the Attitude Adjustment, but Wyatt countered for a two count. 

Cena attempted the AA on the apron, but Wyatt countered with a DDT on the apron. The fans started singing, "He's got the whole world in his hands."  They fought on the top turnbuckle, but Cena pushed Wyatt off. Cena then dove to the outside onto Harper and Rowan. 

Wyatt went after Cena and threw him into the ring steps. Cena fought back and lifted the steps above his head. He teased hitting Wyatt with the steps but changed his mind. 

Wyatt hit a crossbody for another near fall. He held Cena's head and sang, "He's got the whole world in his hands." Cena fought back and hit the AA for a very close two count. 

Back from the break, Cena tackled Harper through the barricade at ringside. Wyatt attacked Cena and threw him back in the ring. He attempted Sister Abigal, but Cena countered into the STF. Wyatt made it to the ropes to break the hold. 

Wyatt recovered and hit Sister Abigal for a very close near fall. Wyatt was furious and cleared the announce table at ringside. He brought in a chair, and Rowan caused a distraction.

Wyatt then gave the chair to Cena and told him to finish him. The fans sang, "He's got the whole world in his hands." Cena teased hitting Wyatt with the chair while the referee begged him not to. Instead, Cena rocked Rowan with the chair. Wyatt took over and attempted Sister Abigal again, but Cena countered into the AA for the win.  

They recapped Wyatt confronting Cena last week.

They recapped Asuka interfering in Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross' match last week. Kayla Braxton interviewed Bliss and Cross in the back. Cross was furious that Asuka got involved and attacked her best friend. Bliss challenged Asuka to a match next week.

The Dirt Sheet Starring SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison 

The Miz noted that something's missing and noted they don't have a match at WrestleMania. They showed footage of The Miz and Morrison imitating fans of The New Day, The Usos, and Heavy Machinery in the crowd. They mocked all three teams, but Heavy Machinery interrupted. 

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison defeated Heavy Machinery In A Non-Title match Disqualification 

Morrison rocked Otis with a kick to the side of the head. Otis fought back and hit Morrison with a hard clothesline. The faces hit a series of double team moves on the heels. Tucker followed up with a dive off the apron. 

Miz and Morrison regained control and isolated Tucker. Tucker fought back and rocked Miz with a clothesline. 

Tucker was about to make the tag when Dolph Ziggler's music hit. Otis was distracted, and Miz knocked him off the apron.

Ziggler joined Michael Cole on commentary. Cole asked Ziggler about stealing Otis's date, Mandy Rose. During the match, there was a glitch and a symbol that appeared. 

Otis made a comeback and went for a double caterpillar, but Ziggler jumped up and distracted Otis. Ziggler showed pictures of Ziggler and Rose. Otis fought the tears back as best he could.

Otis snapped and attacked Ziggler at ringside. He beat down Miz and Morrison at ringside as well. Morrison leaped off the announce table, but Otis caught him and tossed him into the ring post. 

Otis looked up at the picture of Rose and Ziggler on the screen and tackled Miz and Morrison through the barricade. Otis grabbed a chair and teased hitting the heels. Tucker tried to stop him, but Otis looked up at the picture again and attacked Miz and Morrison for the disqualification. 

WrestleMania 36 Contract Signing WWE Champion Goldberg and Roman Reigns 

Goldberg and Reigns grabbed the chairs in the ring and tossed them out. Michael Cole asked Goldberg about the night after he won the WWE Championship and challenged anyone in the locker room. Goldberg was happy that Reigns accepted the challenge but didn't think he had the balls too.

Cole showed a Tweet Reigns posted in January that mocked Goldberg for smashing his head on steel doors before his matches. Reigns noted Goldberg's in his yard with a title he didn't earn. Reigns signed the contract. 

Goldberg promised that Reigns is going to be his next victim and signed the contract as well. They pushed the table out of the way and went face-to-face. 

Next Week: Asuka goes one-on-one with Alexa Bliss. Shinsuke Nakamura takes Drew Gulak, if Gulak Wins Daniel Byran challenges Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 36. Also, The Usos takes The New Day in a number one contender's match. Plus, a brand new Firefly Funhouse.