August 13, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Charlotte Flair defeated Ember Moon via Figure Eight
- Roman Reigns defeated Buddy Murphy via spear
- Samoa Joe defeated Kevin Owens via roll up and fast count by special enforcer Elias
- Randy Orton & The Revival defeated The New Day via Shatter Machine on Woods by The Revival
In-Ring: Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon
WWE Smackdown Live kicks off with Kevin Owens coming out. A loud pop for the Canadian native. He gets in the ring and a “Kevin Owens” chant from the crowd in Toronto. Owens finally gets to speak and says that yesterday marked the 5 year anniversary of the day he signed his WWE contract. And during those years, he created memories and experienced things he never thought he would experienced. He stepped in the ring with people he looked up to, the best in the industry. And on Sunday, he was in the ring with someone who calls himself the best in the world. And that’s as far from reality as can be, SummerSlam will go down as a night he will forever remember.
Owens says that one reason he will remember that is because his entire family were sitting at ringside and got to experience and share the sold out arena with people begging to see him kick Shane McMahon’s ass. And the best part is that’s exactly what he did. What he will remember most is hitting the Stunner on Shane because of the fans, he will remember that moment for the rest of his life.
Kevin says that is done and he sets his sights on something else and that is the King of the Ring tournament. Owens says because he has been a WWE fan his whole life. And that tournament was one of the things he loved watching the most. He is thrilled that its being brought back and he’s happy to be in it. Winning the tournament would mean just as much to him as winning any title he has already won. Look at the list of past winners. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Edge, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Owen Hart and so many more. He is adding his name to that list.
Shane McMahon’s music hits. Out comes McMahon and Owens asks why. Shane says it’s a nice moment for Kevin, enjoying his tainted victory and announcing the King of the Ring tournament. A loud “asshole” chant by the crowd. Shane says there’s no reason to call Owens that. Shane says he has footage to show what a low life Kevin is. We see a picture of Kevin Owens low blowing Shane during their match at SummerSlam.
The fans chant “You deserve it”. Shane asks if that’s what he calls competition. Is that what makes Kevin Owens a man? Owens says if he’s; going to be lectured about being a man, it won’t be by someone who was part of the Mean Street Posse. Being a man is doing anything to win, especially if your job is on the line. Fighting for what you believe in and that’s what he’s been doing for weeks. And in this case, being a man means shutting Shane’s “stupid face”. Shane calls Kevin a low life and he will always be known as a cheater.
McMahon says Kevin Owens is a cheat. Shane says he’s upset because Owens should be in the unemployment line. It makes him want to walk down to the ring and beat the crap out of him. Kevin says he has his fighting boots on. Shane says he won’t do that but Owens is in competition. Shane says the main reason he wanted to talk was he wanted to roll another piece of footage. We see clips of Kevin Owens hitting Elias with a steel chair at SummerSlam.
Shane says Elias was so traumatized, he gave him the night off and the 24/7 title is suspended for tonight. But he wants Kevin to think about what he saw. What was Elias wearing when Kevin Owens hit him? An actual WWE referee jersey. Elias was an official representing the company. And they have to protect their officials, you can’t intentionally attack an official. Shane states that Kevin Owens is fine $100,000 U.S. Owens freaks out and says it’s a joke. He says a hundred grand might not be nothing to Shane but to him, it’s a down payment to a house, college tuition. And if Shane is a man, he will reconsider because he knows it’s crap. Shane looks at him, says nope, drops the microphone and leaves.
Backstage: Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon
— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2019
After commercials, Kevin Owens is walking backstage and storms into Shane’s locker room. The two face off and Shane says he is not a competitor, he is there in official capacity and if Kevin hits him, he will sue him. Owens sits down in anger as Shane says it had to be done. Owens stands up and says let’s make it $105,000 as he throws a lamp onto the television.
Charlotte Flair vs. Ember Moon
The bell rings and we are under way. The two square off and a shoulder block by Flair but Moon stays up. A back elbow by Flair as Ember falls to the mat. Flair gloats as Ember kicks her and the head scissors by Moon followed by a drop kick. She goes to send Flair to the ropes but Flair holds on and slides to the outside.
Flair teases the Toronto crowd on the outside. Flair gets on the ring apron but a drop kick by Moon sends Flair back to the outside. Moon jumps off the second rope and over the top rope and a splash onto Flair on the outside. Moon throws Flair back in the ring and goes for the cover but Flair kicks out and rolls to the outside of the ring. Ember goes to the outside as Flair throws her into the ring apron and onto the barricade.
Back from commercial and back in the ring. Flair goes for the figure four but Ember kicks Charlotte away. Flair goes back onto Moon and a Boston crab applied by Flair. Moon gets to the bottom rope but Flair continues to work on Moon’s left leg. Moon fights back with a kick but a chop to the chest by Flair. She goes for another as Moon ducks and hits Flair. A dropkick by Moon followed by kicks onto Flair.
Moon with a right hand followed by a kick. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. Moon hits Flair with the double knees. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. Moon climbs the top rope but Flair drags her down by the hair. Flair goes for the spear but Moon moves out of the way and Flair hits the post. Moon goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. A kick by Moon as she goes for the cover again but Flair kicks out.
Ember Moon with right hands followed by a kick. She runs to the ropes but Flair with a big boot. Flair with the figure four and bridges into the figure eight as Moon taps out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Segment: Daniel Bryan, Rowan
Bryan says there is no question that someone is out to get Roman Reigns. But they had nothing to do with the car accident nor the horrific backstage accident. Despite Buddy Murphy falsely accusing Rowan, Bryan calls Murphy a liar. But he doesn’t blame Buddy Murphy because if it was anyone of them in the crowd, they would all lie and cave if Roman attacked them. Bryan says he doesn’t blame Murphy as he had to give a name. The problem is that Buddy gave the wrong name.
The fans chant “It was you” as Bryan yells at the crowd. He asks them if they think they did it and the fans chant yes. Bryan says that’s what is wrong with all of them and that’s wrong with society. Somebody tells a lie, it gets spread on social media and all of a sudden, it becomes the truth. He hates to disappoint but he and Rowan had nothing to do with the incidents. And tonight they are going to prove it. Bryan drops the microphone as the two leave for the back.
Backstage: Shane McMahon, Samoa Joe
Shane is backstage as he is asked who Kevin Owens’ opponent is. In comes Samoa Joe who says Owens is walking around like a little bad ass but he wants to show him that the only bad ass is him. Shane says Joe is going to teach Kevin Owens a lesson and Owens will learn that you must respect authority.
Backstage: Aleister Black
Aleister Black is backstage in a room and he says he wonders who has a debt to pay. Who will look their inner demons in their eyes and say they are done. For we all must pay a debt and his shall be in his self inflected anguish. But in due time, he shall find an end for any member of the locker room and himself. For all they have to do is knock.
Roman Reigns vs. Buddy Murphy
The bell rings and we are under way. Roman gets him in the corner and backs off. A right hand by Roman as he throws Murphy down. Murphy runs and hits Roman with a leg strike. He goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. Murphy gets Roman in the corner and stomps on him. Roman slides to the outside. Murphy throws him into the barricade.
Buddy Murphy with a right hand and he throws him once more into the barricade. Murphy gets in the ring and back out to break the count. Roman with a right hand and he throws Buddy onto the announce table. Roman throws Murphy back in the ring but Murphy rolls to the outside. Roman with the drive by but Murphy moves out of the way. Buddy throws Roman into the steel steps. Buddy Murphy with the double knees to the face.
Back from commercial, both men are in the ring. Roman with a powerbomb. He goes for the cover but a kick out by Murphy and both men are down. Both men exchange right hands but a big clothesline by Roman. Murphy in the corner and Roman with clotheslines in the corner. Roman runs to the ropes and a big boot and down goes Murphy. Roman goes for the Superman punch but Murphy moves out of the way. Roman goes for the spear but Buddy moves out of the way as Murphy goes for the cover. He has both his feet on the ropes but Roman kicks out. Roman runs towards Buddy but Murphy moves out of the way and Roman to the outside.
Murphy runs to the ropes and flips over the top rope onto the outside on Roman Reigns. Murphy throws Roman into the ring. Murphy climbs the top rope, he jumps and double knees onto Roman. He goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. Murphy with punches and kicks onto Roman. He goes for a knee but Roman moves out of the way. Murphy with a kick but Roman with the Superman punch. He goes for the cover but Murphy kicks out.
Roman stands up and he goes for the spear but Murphy hits him and a knee to the face by Murphy. He lands the Brainbuster and goes for the cover. He gets the one, the two but Roman kicks out at the last second. Buddy Murphy climbs the top rope but Roman slows him down and a right hand by Roman as Murphy falls to the outside. Roman goes to the outside and the Superman punch as he throws Murphy into the ring. Roman with the spear. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Backstage: The Revival
Kayla is backstage with The Revival. She asks them about their match against the New Day tonight. The Revival said during their match last night on Raw, their match got interrupted by the 24/7 title. And that was a slap to the face onto them. They mention how The New Day are ruining the tag team division and the New Day never defeated The Revival.
Backstage: The New Day
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— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 14, 2019
Kofi Kingston is backstage and he’s talking to Woods and he tells him it will be okay. Woods says yes but he wanted to be in the King of the Ring. The New Day are asked about the Revival’s comments. Big E says they ruined nothing. Woods says they ruined nothing, except that one time where they opened Christmas gifts in November. The only thing they do in the tag team division is handle business. Kayla asks Kofi why he attacked Orton after their match. Kofi says when someone is nicknamed the legend killer and he looks over at your family, that is crossing the line. Kofi says he would attack him again and it’s all about family.
Kofi says tonight he will be with them when they take on the Revival and they will show exactly why they are the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team champions.
Kevin Owens vs. Samoa Joe
Before the bell rings, it’s announced that Elias is the special enforcer for the match. The bell rings and we are under way. Owens with a drop kick on Joe. Right hands by Owens but Joe fights back. Joe with right hands in the corner. Owens fights back with a clothesline. Joe slides to the outside. Owens goes to jump off the ring apron but Elias stops him. Joe trips Kevin Owens.
Back from commercial, a headbutt by Joe takes Kevin down. Joe runs towards Kevin but Kevin with an elbow to the face. He climbs the top rope and a dropkick onto Samoa Joe. A senton by Kevin Owens. He goes for the cover but Joe kicks out. Kevin runs towards Joe but Joe catches Kevin and drops him to the mat. He goes for the cover but Kevin kicks out.
Joe sits Kevin on the top rope but Kevin fights back. Kevin with the senton off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Joe kicks out. Kevin goes for the stunner but Joe pushes him and goes for the Coquina clutch but Kevin gets out of it. Kevin with a powerbomb on Joe. He goes for the cover but Elias pulls the referee to the outside. Elias gets in the ring and Joe rolls Kevin up and Elias delivers the fastest three count you will ever see.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Rowan, Buddy Murphy
Daniel Bryan and Rowan are backstage. They walk into the Smackdown locker room and tells everyone to get out except for Buddy Murphy. He sits down. Bryan says they know he lied when he said it was Rowan. They know why he lied but they need him to admit that he lied. And for him to say it. Bryan gets angry. Rowan attacks Murphy and throws him across the locker room. Rowan throws him into the garbage. Bryan says Murphy hurt Rowan’s reputation as well as his. Murphy says he lied. Bryan says he hates liars as Rowan throws Murphy back down.
Backstage: Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns is walking backstage and asks where Daniel Bryan and Rowan are. He’s directed straight ahead.
In-Ring: Randy Orton, The New Day
Randy Orton comes out holding a microphone. He asks how it is that Kofi can come out and cheerlead on the sidelines when he ran away from a fight at SummerSlam. Orton says he knows why Kofi ran away, all these people and he knows why. He knows that he can’t be Orton. He hasn’t been able to beat him, he wasn’t able to beat him 11 years ago and he can’t beat him. Orton says Kofi ran away from a fight in front of his wife and his two sons. Orton says one day Kofi’s kids will grow up and ask him why is it that he took the easy way out? Why did he run away from that big bad scary man? And Kofi will tell them that he can’t beat Randy Orton.
Orton says but he will give Kofi one more opportunity to prove him wrong. Instead of him being at ringside, how about they join in and make it a six man tag.
The New Day vs. Randy Orton & The Revival
The bell rings and we are under way. Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston start the match. Orton quickly tags in Scott Dawson. Kofi with a drop kick. He goes for the cover but a kick out. Big E is tagged in. They double team Dawson. Big E goes for the cover but Dawson kicks out and Woods is tagged in. They double team Dawson. Woods goes for the cover but another kick out.
Both men are up and Dawson pushes Woods in the corner and delivers a chop to the chest. Wilder is tagged in and a few uppercuts onto Woods. He’s sent to the ropes but Woods with the head scissors followed by a drop kick. He goes for the cover but Wilder kicks out. Dawson is tagged in. With Woods not looking, Wilder attacks him from behind.
Dawson working on the arm of Xavier Woods. Wilder is tagged in and he stomps on the arm of Xavier Woods. Wilder with an arm bar. An arm bar take down by Woods followed by an elbow to the face. Dawson is tagged in and Woods can’t make the tag. Dawson pushes Woods into the corner as Orton is tagged in. Woods is thrown to the outside. Orton throws Woods onto the announce table.
Back from commercial, Woods is in the ring with Dawson and a belly to back suplex by Dawson. He goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. Dawson with an arm bar. Woods tries to make the tag and throws Dawson face first into the top turnbuckle. Both men down. Wilder is tagged in and so is Big E. A big belly to belly by Big E followed by another one onto Wilder. Big E with the big splash.
Big E goes to hit Dawson but Wilder grabs Big E and goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Kofi is tagged in and he cleans house taking out the Revival. Kofi with a boom drop on Wilder. Orton goes for the RKO on Kofi but Kofi with a drop kick. Woods is tagged in. Kofi flies to the outside taking Orton out. Woods takes out the Revival. Woods in the ring with Wilder as Dawson is tagged in. The Shatter machine on Woods. They go for the cover and get the pin.
Winners: The Revival and Randy Orton
The Revival attack The New Day after the match but Kofi takes out the Revival. Randy Orton hits Kofi Kingston with the RKO. Orton grabs Woods and hits him with the RKO. The Revival lift Big E up and Randy Orton hits him with the RKO. Orton grabs Kofi Kingston and hits him with another RKO.
Backstage: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Rowan
Daniel Bryan is sitting backstage with Rowan. In comes Roman Reigns. He stares at them both as Bryan tells him to apologize. Bryan says he apologized to Samoa Joe last week and until tonight, he thought Rowan was involved and for him to apologize. Roman Reigns shakes his head as Bryan says before this turns into a melee and this gets hurt, they did their own investigation. Bryan says they found who did it and they’ll tell him next week.