February 12, 2019
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Triple Threat: Carmella & Naomi defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville, and The IIconics via split-legged moonsault by Naomi on Mandy Rose
- Gauntlet Match: Kofi Kingston defeated Daniel Bryan via Trouble in Paradise
- Gauntlet Match: Kofi Kingston defeated Jeff Hardy via SOS
- Gauntlet Match: Kofi Kingston defeated Samoa Joe via reversing Coquina Clutch into a pinfall
- Gauntlet Match: AJ Styles defeated Kofi Kingston via Calf Crusher
- Gauntlet Match: Randy Orton defeated AJ Styles via RKO to win the Gauntlet Match
In-Ring: Charlotte Flair
WWE SmackDown Live kicks off with a clip of last night’s Raw where Vince McMahon announced that Charlotte Flair would replace Becky Lynch at WrestleMania.
Charlotte Flair comes out and says that since day one, she told everyone that this was her destiny. Charlotte says everyone knows she is the back bone of the division, the franchise player and she is a winner. Charlotte says everyone thinks she is Vince’s favorite but the reason why he chose her is because he made a smart business decision. Charlotte says Vince chose a future Hall of Famer over someone who had a few good months.
A loud “Becky” chant from the crowd. Charlotte says Vince chose her because the main event at WrestleMania is the biggest match of the year. And they won’t risk it on a flash in the pan like Becky Lynch. While they may not be happy with Vince’s decision, she can promise this. That WrestleMania will be like every other main event she was a part of, where the fans will chant “This is awesome.” She says she wants to dedicate this history making, WrestleMania victory to her best friend Becky Lynch.
Charlotte says she’s main eventing WrestleMania and she has a front row ticket to Ronda’s match against Ruby Riott at Elimination Chamber. And she’s scouting her match, she won’t interfere but maybe there will be a new Raw women’s champion.
Carmella & Naomi vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville vs. The IIconics
The team that is pinned will start the Elimination Chamber match against Sasha Banks and Bayley.
The bell rings and it’s Mandy Rose in the ring with Carmella. Both women lock up and a back elbow by Mandy Rose. She tags Sonya Deville in as both women double team Carmella. Sonya goes for the cover but Carmella kicks out. Carmella tags Naomi in and a double suplex on Sonya. Naomi goes for the cover but Sonya kicks out. Sonya pushes Naomi into the corner but Naomi kicks her away. Naomi runs to the ropes but Sonya throws her over the top rope onto the ring apron. Naomi with a kick to the throat as Sonya goes down. Naomi tags Carmella in as Carmella goes for a suplex but Sonya with knees to the midsection. Carmella tags Naomi in as Sonya tags Mandy Rose in the match. Mandy Rose tries to tag the IIconics in but they go to the outside. Mandy runs to the outside as Carmella blocks her. Naomi jumps over the top rope and lands on Mandy Rose.
Back from commercial, Sonya has Carmella in a lock inside the ring. Carmella gets out of it as both women run to the ropes and a double cross body. Carmella grabs Sonya’s ankle and she goes for the tag but Mandy Rose comes in and hits Carmella to break it up. Mandy Rose pulls Sonya and tags herself in as Naomi is tagged in. Naomi with a cross body on Mandy Rose. Right hands by Naomi as Naomi jumps off the middle rope and lands a kick on Mandy. In comes Sonya and Naomi throws Sonya over the top rope. Naomi with the split legged moonsault on Mandy Rose as she goes for the cover and gets the victory.
Winners: Naomi and Carmella
After the match, the IIconics come in and attack Naomi and Carmella from behind. They throw both women shoulder first into the ring posts and to the outside.
Video: Mustafa Ali
Mustafa Ali cut a promo saying that he is not medically cleared to compete at Elimination Chamber and it’s a big hit to him, but this wasn’t over yet and everyone can hit him hard but he will not stay down.
In-Ring: McMiz TV with The Usos
The SmackDown tag team champions The Miz and Shane McMahon come out for McMiz TV. The Miz says he feels like the fans are ready. He welcomes everyone to McMiz TV. Miz says last week, The Usos sent a message but a champion walks, talks and acts like a champion. And a champion is always in demand and that’s why Miz was out doing a photo shoot and Shane will be on NCIS.
Shane McMahon introduces The Usos to the ring. A loud “Usos” chant from the crowd. They tell the fans to show some respect, they have the best tag teams in the world. Or is it? Because they see a wanna be tag team who are trying to be The Usos. Shane says they aren’t trying to be The Usos but they are the best tag team in the world.
The Usos ask if they ride together, train together, eat together. They Usos ask each other a few personal questions to which they answer correctly. The Miz asks Shane what his favorite color is, favorite minor league baseball team, what his favorite food is. All of which The Miz whispers the answer in Shane’s ear.
The Miz asks if they should be talking about Mandy Rose which causes The Usos to get angry and tell the Miz to shut up. The Usos say they are a real tag team and drop the microphones. Shane says the only thing that is real are the tag team titles as he and Miz raise them in the air.
A face off between all four men as the fans chant “Usos” and out of no where, The Usos with super kicks taking Shane and Miz out.
In-Ring: Daniel Bryan, Rowan, The New Day
The winner enters the Elimination Chamber match last.
Daniel Bryan comes down to the ring with Rowan. Bryan says there’s a lot of people who want him to lose his WWE title at Elimination Chamber. But the truth is they are lying to themselves because they are all fickle and they need someone like the new Daniel Bryan to show them how to live their pathetic lives. Bryan says the fans need him as WWE champion.
Bryan says he does not want to participate in the elimination chamber match because it is painful, horrible and it will likely shorten his career. But he has to sacrifice and it is necessary for him to win the elimination chamber and stay the WWE champion. The New Day’s music hits as all three men come down.
Gauntlet Match – Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston is replacing Mustafa Ali at Elimination Chamber. The bell rings and we are under way. Bryan sends Kofi to the ropes but a shoulder block by Kofi as Daniel falls to the mat. Kofi sends Bryan to the ropes and Bryan with a shoulder block followed by a head lock take down. Kofi reverses it but Bryan reverses the submission and gets Kofi in a modified Mexican surfboard but Kofi gets out of it. Kofi goes after Bryan as Bryan rolls out of the ring. Daniel Bryan regroups with Rowan and gets back in the ring. Both men reverse holds and Bryan with a right hand and an uppercut on Kofi. As Kofi gets out of the corner, Bryan runs towards him but a hip toss by Kofi followed by a submission hold. Bryan gets out of it as he sends Kofi to the ropes and a knee to the midsection by Daniel Bryan. He sends Kofi to the ropes and once more a knee to the midsection. And a third time. Bryan slams his knee to Kofi’s back. Bryan runs to the ropes but Kofi with a back elbow. Kofi goes for the cover but Daniel Bryan kicks out. Bryan runs towards Kofi but Kofi throws him over the top rope. Kofi with a splash over the ropes onto the outside.
Back from commercial, Kofi is on the ring apron as Daniel Bryan goes for a suplex to the inside of the ring but Kofi with a right hand. Kofi gets back i nthe ring and throws Bryan into the corner. A right hand by Kofi. He goes to send Bryan to the opposite corner but Bryan reverses it. He lifts Kofi up and drops him on the ropes. With Kofi hanging on the top rope, Bryan climbs the turnbuckle and lands his knee on the back of Kofi’s neck. Bryan goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Bryan climbs the top rope, goes for a head butt however Kofi moves out of the way. A clothesline by Kofi followed by a drop kick. Kofi with a summer sault senton. He goes for the cover but Daniel Bryan kicks out. Kofi climbs the top rope and a cross body. He goes for the cover but again Daniel Bryan kicks out. Kofi runs towards Bryan but a drop toe hold by Bryan as Kofi falls face first onto the turnbuckle. Daniel Bryan picks Kofi up and gets Kofi in a tree of woe. A sliding drop kick by Bryan. He goes for the cover but Kofi Kingston kicks out. Bryan lifts Kofi up and sits him on the top rope. Bryan climbs the top rope as he goes to drop Kofi but Kofi lands on Daniel Bryan.
Back from commercial, both men exchange chops to the chest. Bryan with a head butt and kicks to the chest followed by a kick to the head. Daniel Bryan goes for the cover but Kofi Kingston kicks out. Bryan lifts Kofi up but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi with a hurricanrana that turns into a cover, reverses by Bryan, reversed by Kofi, reversed by Bryan into Le Bell lock but Kofi reaches the bottom rope. Bryan kicks Kofi to the outside. With Kofi Kingston on the outside, Bryan runs on the ring apron and a flying knee to the head takes Kofi out.
Bryan rolls Kofi in to the ring and climbs the top rope. Bryan jumps but a drop kick by Kofi onto Bryan. Kofi Kingston gets up but with the referee distracted, Rowan trips Kofi. On the outside, Big E goes after Rowan as the two fight. Xavier Woods with a kick taking Rowan out. The referee kicks Big E and Xavier Woods away from ringside. With Kofi distracted, Bryan goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Bryan with kicks onto Kofi in the corner. He sends Kofi to the ropes but Kofi with a kick takes Bryan down. With the referee distracted, Rowan grabs Kingston and throws him on the outside into the time keeper’s area. The referee turns around as Rowan plays innocent, the referee kicks Rowan away from ringside. Bryan goes to the outside and throws Kofi inside the ring.
With both men in the ring, Bryan runs towards Kofi but Kofi lands the Trouble in Paradise. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Kofi Kingston eliminated Daniel Bryan
Gauntlet Match – Kofi Kingston vs. Jeff Hardy
Back from commercial, A drop kick by Kofi takes Jeff Hardy to the outside. Kofi goes to the outside and jumps off the ring steps but misses Hardy and lands on the barricade. Jeff Hardy with poetry in motion takes Kofi Kingston out. Kofi sends Kofi in the ring and climbs the top rope. Jeff goes for the swanton bomb but Kofi Kingston moves out of the way. Kofi sends Jeff to the ropes but a forearm by Jeff takes Kofi out.
With Kofi in the corner, Jeff goes for a double kick but Kofi moves out of the way. Kofi climbs the top rope but a right hand by Jeff slows Kofi down. Jeff climbs the second rope and goes for a suplex but a right hand by Kofi as Jeff falls to the mat. Jeff gets back up and a right hand by Jeff Hardy as he climbs the second rope again. A right hand by Kofi and Jeff falls again. Kofi Kingston with a cross body off the top rope. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Jeff blocks it and Kofi Kingston lands the SOS on Jeff Hardy. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Kofi Kingston eliminated Jeff Hardy
Gauntlet Match – Kofi Kingston vs. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe with a forearm to the face of Kofi but Kofi fights back. An inzighuri by Samoa Joe as he goes for the cover but Kofi Kingston kicks out. A knee to the mid section by Joe onto Kofi. An abdominal stretch by Samoa Joe. Kofi Kingston gets out of it but a big clothesline by Samoa Joe. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. A mention that Kofi Kingston has been in the match for over 40 minutes.
A head lock by Samoa Joe but Kofi gets out of it. Joe runs towards Kofi but Kofi moves out of the way and Joe goes to the outside. Kofi jumps over the top rope and a cross body onto Samoa Joe. Both men on the outside but get back in the ring. A clothesline by Samoa Joe onto Kofi. He goes for the cover but again Kofi kicks out. Joe goes for a right hand but Kofi ducks and right hands and kicks by Kofi. He gets Joe in the corner but an atomic drop by Samoa Joe. A snap mare take down by Joe. Kofi rolls to the ring apron, jumps on the top rope but Joe pushes him off to the outside.
Kofi Kingston gets back in the ring and Joe twisting Kofi’s neck. A right hand by Kofi followed by a standing drop kick. Kofi runs to the ropes but Joe catches him in the Coquina Clutch. Kofi jumps off the ropes, leans back and pins Samoa Joe eliminating him.
Kofi Kingston eliminated Samoa Joe
Joe picks Kofi up and drops him. Kofi falls to the outside as Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch. Referees come out to break it up.
Gauntlet Match – Kofi Kingston vs. AJ Styles
Out comes AJ Styles who attacks Samoa Joe. AJ Styles checks on Kofi Kingston on the outside. Kofi Kingston in the ring and AJ Styles telling him he doesn’t have to do it. Kofi tells AJ to go as he pushes AJ Styles. Kofi saying he’s been there for 11 years and has been doing it for too long.
AJ Styles attacks Kofi and throws him into the corner. Styles with a back breaker and he goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. A mention that Kofi Kingston has been in the match for over 52 minutes. Styles sends Kofi to the turnbuckle and drops. AJ goes for the cover but Kofi Kingston kicks out again. Both men get back up but Styles sweeps Kofi’s leg and starts bending Kofi’s knee. Kofi grabs the ropes. AJ with a kick to the knee followed by a snap suplex. AJ Styles lifts Kofi up but Kofi goes for a cover but AJ kicks out.
Kofi Kingston goes for another cover but AJ gets out. AJ with a modified back breaker. AJ Styles throws Kofi into the corner. AJ runs towards Kofi but Kofi lifts AJ up and he lands on the ring apron. A kick by Kofi onto AJ, trips AJ up. Kofi gets on the ring apron and a kick by Kofi followed by another one. Kofi backs up, runs towards AJ but AJ gets in the ring and Kofi lands knee onto the ring post and falls to the outside.
Kingston gets back in the ring as AJ sends him to the corner. A flying forearm by AJ and he lifts Kofi up on the top rope. AJ Styles with a hurricanrana but Kofi hangs on and AJ Styles falls to the mat. Kofi on the top rope and a big splash as he lands on AJ’s back. He goes for the cover but AJ Styles kicks out. Kofi goes for the SOS but AJ gets the calf crusher as Kofi Kingston taps out.
AJ Styles eliminated Kofi Kingston
Out come Xavier Woods and Big E who help Kofi Kingston as the fans give Kofi a standing ovation.
Gauntlet Match – AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
Randy Orton shows up from behind and an RKO out of no where on AJ Styles. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton