April 30, 2019
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Becky Lynch defeated Bayley via Dis-Arm-Her
- Asuka & Kairi Sane defeated two local wrestlers via Insane Elbow by Sane
- Handicap Match / Elias as Guest Referee Enforcer: Roman Reigns defeated The B-Team via spear on Axel
- Finn Balor & Ali defeated Randy Orton & Andrade via 450 splash by Ali on Andrade
In-Ring: Kofi Kingston, Kevin Owens, Xavier Woods
WWE Smackdown kicks off with Michael Cole in the ring. He introduces the WWE champion Kofi Kingston. Out comes Kofi alone throwing pancakes into the crowd. Michael Cole says he is excited to be with him and celebrate his 11 year career. Cole mentions how Kofi finally got a chance at WrestleMania and he goes on to talk about the odds against him at the Elimination Chamber and the gauntlet match from last month. Cole asks Kofi if he ever believed he would get his match at WrestleMania.
Kofi states that he learned after 11 years that you will have highs and lows but you have to keep pushing and fighting. And he’s glad he did because he’s standing as the WWE champion. And he’s proud he did it with Big E and Xavier because without the New Day, this doesn’t happen. They are the guys that proved that the impossible is possible. Cole says he called his WrestleMania moment magical and it may have been the greatest WrestleMania moment ever.
We see clips of Kofi winning the WWE title against Daniel Bryan. A loud “You deserve it” chant from the crowd. Kofi says it’s amazing and the emotions are still there. He can’t believe he got to share that moment with his family in the ring. Cole says now that he is champion, he has a target on his back and the first person to take aim was Kevin Owens. We see the clip from last week’s Smackdown where Kevin Owens attacked Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
Kofi says that a lot of people say that a lot of people told him he should have seen it coming. But the New Day believe it allowing people to change and they believed that Kevin really wanted to change. But at the end of the day, Kevin Owens is Kevin Owens. If Owens wanted to challenge him, all he had to do was ask because he would have given him an opportunity. Kofi says let Owens come for the WWE title and they do it at Money in the Bank.
Kevin’s music hits and out he comes. Kevin Owens stands on the stage and says challenge accepted, Kofi. And he gave everyone a WrestleMania moment and there’s nothing more that the WWE Universe loves than a WrestleMania moment. He says it doesn’t get any better than that but the thing about moments is that they end. Owens says the WWE Universe thinks that he is not WWE championship material. And he hears Kofi talk and not to believe he is championship material.
Xavier Woods attacks Kevin Owens from behind but Owens fights back and kicks Xavier in the face. Kofi runs onto the stage as Kevin Owens leaves to the back.
After commercials, Kofi is with Xavier backstage. Xavier tells Kofi he was just looking out for him while Kofi says Xavier has a family and to take care of himself.
Becky Lynch vs. Bayley
The bell rings and we are under way. A shoulder block by Becky takes Bayley down. Lynch throws Bayley to the outside. Bayley gets back in the ring and a flying forearm by Lynch. Back from commercial, Bayley throws Becky face first into the top turnbuckle. She goes for the cover but Lynch kicks out. Bayley with a clothesline on Becky followed by a knee to the face. She goes for the cover but again Becky kicks out. Bayley gets Becky tangled in the ropes. She goes for a knee to the face but Becky moves and kicks Bayley. Becky climbs the top rope and a drop kick onto Bayley. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out.
A right hand by Becky followed by an uppercut. Becky with a suplex followed by a forearm to the face. Becky goes for a clothesline, Bayley ducks and a double clothesline as both women fall to the mat. A small package by Baley but Lynch kicks out. Bayley with a suplex. Bayley climbs the top rope and the elbow drop onto Becky but Lynch gets the knees up. Becky with the dis-arm-her as Bayley taps out.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Charlotte Flair comes out after the match and attacks Becky. She throws Bayley into the ring post as both women are laid out.
Backstage: Aleister Black
Aleister Black is sitting backstage in a dark room. He talks about fear and how it is in man’s nature to fear what we don’t understand. And his opponents try to figure him out and by the time they think they did so, the referee has counted the to three in his favor. And any hope of conquering that fear has simply left.
In-Ring: The Hardy Boyz, Lars Sullivan, R-Truth
Kayla is in the ring and asks Jeff Hardy what happened. Jeff says it’s probably easier if he showed us. We see a clip of Lars Sullivan attacking several WWE superstars, one of which was Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy says he needs surgery and will be out for a long time. Matt gets on the microphone and says it breaks his heart having to say this but as of right now, the Hardy Boyz must give up the Smackdown tag team championships. Jeff says by no means is this the end of their journey and when he comes back, once again the Hardy Boyz will reign supreme.
Lars Sullivan’s music hits and out comes Lars. He gets in the ring and attacks Matt Hardy. He throws Matt to the outside while Jeff is on crutches trying to leave the ring. Lars walks towards Jeff as Matt attacks Lars from behind. Lars throws Matt into the corner. He picks Matt and drops him onto the mat.
Out comes R-Truth who hits Lars from behind with a chair. Lars stays standing. Truth goes to hit Lars with the chair but Lars punches it away. He picks R-Truth up and drops him. Lars with a big sit down power bomb onto R-Truth.
Money in the Bank Participants
Ali, Finn Balor, Randy Orton and Andrade have been added to the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder match. They were announced by the commentary team.
Asuka & Kairi Sane vs. Two Local Wrestlers
The IIconics were on commentary.
The bell rings and Sane is in the ring. A side leg take down as she tags Asuka in. The two with a double team. Asuka kicks her opponent. The tag is made for the other woman. She slaps Asuka and Asuka with a right hand followed by a kick. Asuka with a German suplex. A kick to the head by Asuka. She goes for the cover but the other woman breaks the cover. Sane gets in the ring and a double team is on. Asuka tags Sane into the ring.
Sane climbs the top rope and delivers the InSane elbow. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Asuka and Kairi Sane
Backstage: Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville are backstage. Mandy Rose says that she spoke to Shane and that one of them will be in the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. She says it’s like choosing between Beyonce and J Lo. Mandy says it should be Sonya as Sonya says she thinks Mandy should be in the match. She says Mandy was close to winning the women’s title match and it should be her. The two hug.
In-Ring: Roman Reigns, Shane McMahon, The B-Team, Elias
Roman Reigns walks down to the ring. He says you only get one shot at making a first impression and he figured on his first night on Smackdown Live, he would do just that. And he knocked out Vince McMahon. He said it could have been anyone, he just wanted to get the point across that he is still the big dog. And Smackdown Live is his yard now.
Shane McMahon’s music hits. He asks Craig Hamilton to introduce him, very short and low key. Hamilton introduces Shane as the best in the world. Shane says Roman is the big dog in the yard and that may be but the McMahon family owns all the land. Roman says the McMahon family own the land? No, your daddy owns the land. Roman says and when he was in that ring with him, Roman was on his feet while Vince was on his back. Shane says we are all aware that he struck a national treasure. But it was Roman who was laying face down in the ring last week. Roman says with the help of Elias but can Shane do it on his own.
McMahon says he would like nothing more than to come down and slap him around but he has no time because he has to go see a coach in Michigan and he will be working with a true championship caliber organization for his steel cage match against The Miz at Money in the Bank. But if Roman is looking for a fight, there are a lot of guys in the back lining up to welcome him to Smackdown Live and he will introduce two of them.
The B team’s music hits as Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. Shane says he will be taking on both members of the B team in a handicap match. Roman says how original. What’s next? Is he going to blind fold him, tie one hand behind his back?
Shane says not to be silly but he is intuitive. But a match of this caliber deserves something extra and that is a special guest referee enforcer. Shane introduces Elias. He comes out and tells everyone hello, he is Elias.
Handicap Match / Elias as Guest Referee Enforcer
Roman Reigns vs. The B-Team
The bell rings and we are under way. Axel grabs Roman by the arm and tags Bo into the match. A head lock take down by Dallas but Roman gets out of it. He goes after Axel but Bo attacks Roman from behind. He tags Axel into the ring as the two double team Roman Reigns. Axel with a DDT. He goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. Axel gets Roman in the corner and tags Dallas into the ring. Dallas with right hands and tags Axel in. Axel stomps on Roman and delivers a right hand. He tags Bo Dallas in. The two double team Roman but Roman with a big boot on Axel. A Samoan drop onto Dallas. He goes for the cover but Dallas kicks out. Dallas on the ring apron and the referee is distracted by Elias as Axel hits Roman with a clothesline. Roman falls to the outside. The two double team Roman on the outside of the ring.
With the referee distracted, Elias with a clothesline.
Back from commercial, Bo Dallas has Roman Reigns in a head lock but Roman gets out of it. A clothesline by Roman takes Dallas down. Dallas tags Axel into the match. He runs after Roman but Roman moves out of the way. In comes Dallas but a clothesline by Roman. A flying clothesline onto Axel. Roman with Axel in the corner and clotheslines by Roman. A right hand onto Dallas. He lifts Axel up and a Samoan drop onto Axel and a DDT onto Dallas. He goes for the cover but Axel kicks out.
Roman with the Superman punch on Dallas off the ring apron. Reigns with a Superman punch on Axel. He goes for the cover but Elias drags the referee to the outside. Roman runs after Elias and the drive by by Roman onto Dallas. Elias attacks Roman Reigns. He throws Roman into the ring. Axel with the Perfect Plex. He goes for the cover as Elias counts but a two count only.
Elias tells Axel to hold up Roman. Elias runs to the outside and grabs his guitar. He goes to hit Roman with it but Roman with the Superman punch onto Elias. Reigns with the spear onto Axel. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Segment: Firefly Fun House With Bray Wyatt
The same Bray Wyatt Firefly Fun House painting segment that aired on Raw airs.
Bray Wyatt is shown painting on a canvas. Wyatt says, “Bonjour!” Wyatt says he loves to paint as a way to express your repressed feelings. When you express yourself, no one can hurt you. A rabbit puppet pops up and asks what he’s painting. Wyatt shows him, and it’s a picture of Wyatt’s house burning with Sister Abigail inside.
Abby The Witch pops up and says this is no time for painting. Abby says Wyatt didn’t learn his lesson from last time. Wyatt tells her to take it easy. That’s all in the past. Wyatt says he’s sorry for what he did. The audience of children says they forgave him. Wyatt says Abby is a sociopath, which is the word of the day. Wyatt says he’ll light the way if you let him in.
Finn Balor & Ali vs. Randy Orton & Andrade
Zelina gets on the microphone and says here it is. The best part of your night. When you get confirmation that the ring is going to get graced with the presence of Andrade. He gets on the microphone and says he has no respect for Balor. Ali, he has no respect for him. And for Randy Orton, “12 times world champion. Amigo, anytime you want to learn something, tag me in and I will teach you to respect Andrade” as the bell rings. Ali starts the match with Randy Orton as Orton pushes Ali into the corner. Ali with a right had and a side kick by Ali. He jumps off the top rope but Orton pushes him off to the outside.
Back from commercial, Orton is in the ring with Ali. Orton with a bodyslam. He goes for the cover but Ali kicks out. He sends Ali to the ropes but Ali with a drop kick. Orton tags Andrade in and Ali tags Balor into the match. Balor with a right hand followed by a drop kick. Balor knocks Orton off the ring apron. Balor with a chop to the chest of Andrade and Andrade falls to the outside. Balor flies over the top rope onto Andrade and Ali over the top rope onto Orton.
Balor sends Ali into the ring. Balor tries to climb the top rope but Vega distracts him. Andrade drops Balor onto the mat. The double knees to the face by Andrade. He goes for the cover but Balor kicks out. Andrade goes for the Hammerlock DDT but Balor gets out of it and tags Ali in. Balor with the Slingblade and Ali with the 450 splash. Ali goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Finn Balor and Ali
Randy Orton with an RKO onto Balor after the match. Ali attacks Orton as Orton falls to the outside of the ring.
Backstage: Ember Moon, Carmella
Ember Moon is introduced backstage as a contestant in the women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match. Moon says the match changes careers and lives. She will climbs the top of the ladder and grab the contract. In comes Carmella who says that the contract is hers. After all, she won the first and second Money in the Bank Ladder matches. And all that matters is she won twice. She held onto the contract for 287 days and she made it count. Carmella says that Mella is Money.
In-Ring: Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston
Kevin Owens welcomes everyone to the show. He says he doesn’t need balloons or pictures, this is Kevin Owens. He is the show. And these two chairs are all he needs. He was trying to make a point earlier and that is that Kofi Kingston is in way over his head. Kofi Kingston is drowning but help is on the way and he is that help. Because at Money in the Bamk, he will relieve him of the burden he has been carrying around since Wrestlemania because he is positive that at Money in the Bank, he will take the WWE title away from him. But enough about Kofi Kingston, earlier tonight he had a great idea for a guest. And that is to have Xavier Woods on his show. Because we know all about Kofi but he wants to hear about Xavier Woods. He doesn’t know if Woods is able to come out and talk but if he is, if he can come out and the two can talk.
Owens introduces Woods but no one comes out. Owens says he has a plan B as he holds an Xavier Woods action figure. One of the many pieces of crap merchandise they have been shamelessly selling for years. He places the figure on the chair and asks what’s wrong. Is it because he is lonely? Usually he has friends well good news. He was part of a battle pack as Owens takes out a Big E action figure. He places Big E next to Xavier Woods on the chair. Owens says the real Woods and Big E aren’t here as he kicks the chair away. He thinks he knows what Big E and Woods think. Kofi Kingston stands on stage.
Kofi Kingston runs to the ring as the two fight. Kofi takes Owens down and beats on him. Owens to the outside as Kofi flies off the ring steps and lands on Owens. Kofi beating up on Owens as he throws him over the announce desk. Kofi throws a chair on Owens as he talks trash to him. Owens rakes Kofi in the eyes and jumps the guard rail into the crowd. Kofi stands in the ring taunting Kevin Owens.