August 27, 2019
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- King of the Ring First Round: Ali defeated Buddy Murphy via 450 splash
- Bayley defeated Lacey Evans via top rope elbow drop
- Randy Orton defeated Big E via RKO after interference from The Revival
- 24/7 Championship: Drake Maverick defeated Elias (c) to win the title via pinning him after Owens hit Elias with a stunner
- King of the Ring First Round: Chad Gable defeated Shelton Benjamin via reversal into a pin
Backstage: Roman Reigns
We cut to the arena where we see Roman Reigns walking backstage. He is stopped by Kayla who asks him about Bryan demanding an apology for accusing Rowan of attacking him. Roman says he has something to tell them but he thinks it’s better to save it for the ring.
In-Ring: Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton
The New Day’s music hits and out comes WWE champion Kofi Kingston. We cut to last week’s SmackDown Live where Randy Orton said that Kofi ran from a fight at SummerSlam as well as his recent attacks on the champion.
Kofi gets on the mic and says that Orton likes to slither around the ring, calling Kofi stupid. But Kofi asks who got their ass knocked out last week out of no where. Things have escalated between them but Orton took it to a whole new level when he made it personal. All Kofi ever wanted was to prove that he belonged at the top and deserved to be champion. But Orton didn’t want that, he made it personal when he dragged Kofi’s family into it. When he and The Revival tried to take out Xavier Woods. But the last thing we saw after he knocked out The Revival was Randy Orton slithering, crawling up the ramp with fear in his eyes. And the reason being that he saw the look in Kofi’s eyes. One that says when you mess with his family, he doesn’t play around.
Kingston says the match is set. It will be one on one at Clash of Champions for the WWE title. And he gets to show and prove to Orton that he was wrong about him all those years ago. He was ready then and he is ready now. And at Clash of Champions, he will know why he is the WWE world heavyweight champion.
Orton shows up on the big screen as he repeatedly says stupid. Orton says there’s nothing he would rather do other than go to the ring and beat him up. But he has something to say. Orton had a knock on his hotel door earlier today and a letter was slid under the door. He reads the letter:
“Dear Mr. Orton. Stop hurting Kofi Kingston, Kofi is not stupid, Kofi is a good man but you are a mean man Mr. Orton. So men that you make my hero Kofi cry at night. You know how I know this? Because Kofi is not just my hero, he is my dad. Signed, Ky.”
Orton says it was touching. Very touching letter. But he is staying in the same hotel as Kofi’s family. He doesn’t need to become pen palls with his son Ky. He can simply go pay him a visit right now. Orton throws the letter and walks away. We see Kofi leave the ring and go to the back.
We cut backstage as Kofi and Orton are fighting. In come WWE officials to break it up but Kofi continues to beat up on Randy Orton. The two fight back and forth. Orton ultimately hits Kofi with a DDT. Orton calls Kofi stupid and leaves.
Backstage: Big E
Big E is seen leaving the trainer’s room. He is asked about Kofi and about his match against Randy Orton tonight. Big E says Kofi will be ready to fight at Clash of Champions but after tonight, he can’t say the same about Randy Orton.
King of the Ring First Round
Ali vs. Buddy Murphy
The bell rings and we are under way. A hurricanrana by Ali takes Murphy to the outside. Ali runs to the ropes but in comes Murphy who hits him with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Ali kicks out.
Back from commercial, a slingshot into the turnbuckle by Ali. A dropkick by Ali takes Murphy to the outside. Ali with a suicide dive takes Murphy into the barricade. We see the 24/7 champion Elias watching backstage as he will face the winner.
Both men back in the ring as Ali rolls but Murphy catches him and throws him over the top to the outside. Murphy with a senton over the top rope and onto Ali on the outside of the ring. Murphy throws Ali back into the ring.
Murphy climbs the top rope, jumps but Ali moves out of the way. A superkick by Ali followed by a reverse hurricanrana. He goes for the cover but Murphy kicks out. Ali climbs the top rope but Murphy grabs his leg and kicks him. Murphy lifts Ali up and a powerbomb. He goes for the cover but Ali kicks out. A kick to the face followed by the brainbuster. He goes for the cover but again Ali kicks out.
The fans chant “this is awesome”. A right hand by Ali but a kick by Murphy. A spinning kick by Ali and Murphy is on the ring apron. Ali with an acrobatic DDT. Ali climbs the top rope and lands the 450 splash. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Both men shake hands after the match as Ali will fight Elias in the next round.
Backstage: Bayley, Ember Moon, Lacey Evans
WWE SmackDown Live women’s champion Bayley is sitting backstage. In comes Ember Moon. Bayley said she’s been wanting to talk to her about SummerSlam. Moon says she got beat and dealing with it in her own way. But when they step in the ring, she will beat her. But until then, no matter what Charlotte Flair says, Bayley is the face of the division. Because of Bayley, Moon got an opportunity.
In comes Lacey Evans. She says the division has to raise their standards. She says Flair was right when she said Bayley is bringing the division and the title down. But she is the face of the division, not Flair. And she will prove it when she defeats Bayley tonight.
In-Ring: The Miz, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura
We see a clip of last week’s SmackDown where Shinsuke Nakamura with Sami Zayn attacked The Miz. With Miz in the ring, he says we saw Sami become Nakamura’s spokesperson. Last week, they used Miz TV to take out their frustration on him. About how they are two poets who share the same philosophy. Miz says what philosophy? Nakamura is a champion, Zayn is a spokesperson because he couldn’t hack it in a WWE ring.
Miz says Nakamura is the king of strong style. He is the Intercontinental champion but if he thinks he needs Zayn’s help, he has a problem. And if he thinks attacking him is his ticket to success, he has a bigger problem. Miz says he made the Intercontinental title the biggest, most prestigious title in WWE. He took it all to the main event and he can do it again. That’s why right now he challenges Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental title at Clash of Champions.
Sami Zayn’s music hits and he comes down to the stage. He laughs and says Miz clearly, he doesn’t understand the dynamic between himself and Nakamura. And that’s fine. Zayn says he has liberated Nakamura and thanks to him, Nakamura feels stronger than he has in years. And it’s hilarious that Miz continues to talk about the Intercontinental title as if it were his. He keeps associating himself with the title but the news is that Shinsuke Nakamura is the Intercontinental champion.
Zayn says Nakamura is an artist. Nakamura is a poet, the king of strong style. And if anything, Miz is the king of soft style. And he doesn’t expect someone as self obsessed as Miz to understand someone like him but it’s about time someone beat some respect into the Miz.
The Miz says why doesn’t he get in the ring and beat some respect into him. Zayn says that’s not how it works. They don’t do things on his team. Miz says why doesn’t he go out and beat respect into him. Zayn backs up and tells Miz he will make a mistake.
In comes Shinsuke Nakamura who attacks The Miz from behind. Nakamura throws Miz into the barricades and into the ring apron. Zayn cheers him up as Nakamura hits him with the Kinshasa. Zayn tells Nakamura to get Miz in the ring as Nakamura throws Miz into the ring.
Zayn cheers Nakamura on as Nakamura hits The Miz with the Kinshasa.
Backstage: Elias, Kevin Owens
Elias is playing the guitar backstage and in comes Kevin Owens. Elias stands right up. Owens says the door was knocked and while it is Shane’s office, what is Elias doing there? Elias says he is 3 matches away from winning the King of the Ring, he can do what he wants. Owens says he is here to talk to Shane but Shane isn’t here. Elias says he’s not there, no. Owens says thanks and walks away.
Bayley vs. Lacey Evans
The bell rings and we are under way. A hip toss by Bayley and right hands. Bayley with an arm bar on Evans. Bayley continues to work on Lacey’s arm. Evans reverses it into a powerslam. Evans kicks Bayley. She throws Bayley in the corner and starts to kick her. Evans on the ring apron but a knee to the face by Bayley. She trips Evans and hits her with a clothesline.
Out walks Charlotte Flair.
Back from commercial, a cross body from Bayley. She goes for the cover but Lacey kicks out. A big knee by Evans as she locks in a gator roll. Bayley on the ring apron and Evans on the outside. Evans working on Bayley’s left arm. Back in the ring, Evans continues to work on Bayley’s arm.
Evans goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Evans with a knee to Bayley’s left arm. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Evans continues to work on Bayley’s arm but Bayley reverses a hold and has Evans tied up in the ropes. A drop kick from the back by Bayley. She goes for the cover but Evans kicks out.
Both women back up but a boot to the face by Evans. She slams Bayley’s face into the mat. She sends Bayley to the ropes but Bayley gets on the ring apron. She slams Lacey’s face into the turnbuckle. Right hands by Bayley. A clothesline by Bayley followed by another. A knee to the face by Bayley as she drops Evans. Bayley goes for what looked like a sharpshooter but into a leg hold. Evans reaches the ropes.
She walks towards Evans and gives her a stunner on the second rope. Bayley goes for the Bayley to belly but Evans slams Bayley shoulder first into the mat. Evans climbs the top rope and hits the moonsault. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out.
Bayley rolls to the outside of the ring. Evans goes to the outside as she goes to throw Bayley into the barricade but Bayley reverses it. Bayley with a suplex takes Evans out. Both women down. Both women back in the ring. Bayley with a right hand and a knee to the side of the face. Bayley with a Bayley to belly. She goes for the cover but Evans puts her hand on the rope.
Bayley with another Bayley to belly. She sets Evans down and climbs the top rope. Bayley with the elbow drop. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Rowan
Kayla is with Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan. Bryan says last week, he and Rowan presented Reigns with the person responsible for the attacks. And as of this moment, they have yet to receive an apology. They are not leaving the arena before they hear Roman Reigns say “Erick Rowan, Daniel Bryan, I am sorry.” They walk away.
Randy Orton vs. Big E
The bell rings and Big E with big right hands. He throws Orton to the outside and slams him shoulder first into the ring steps. Big E talks trash and throws Orton over the announce table and into the barricade.
Big E gets in the ring to break up the count and goes back out. Orton with a poke in the eyes. He goes to send Big E into the barricade but that’s reversed and Orton goes over the barricade. Big E grabs Orton and throws him into the ring. He goes for the cover but Orton kicks out. Big E with an abdominal stretch. He licks the palm of his hand and spanks Orton. He sends Orton to the ropes and a back elbow. He goes for the cover but Orton kicks out again.
More trash talking by Big E but Orton with a rake to the eyes. He throws Big E shoulder first into the post. He sends Big E into the corner but Big E comes back running and a big clothesline takes Orton out. Another clothesline. Big E gets on the ring apron and with Orton’s head on the outside, he goes for the a big splash but Orton moves out of the way as Big E hits the ring apron. Randy Orton picks Big E up and throws him on top of the announce table.
Back from commercial, Orton is in control of the match but Big E fights back. Big E slams Orton on the announce table. Big E sends Orton back into the ring. Big E gets in the ring but a standing dropkick by Orton. He goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Orton stomps on Big E’s hand. Orton runs to the ropes but an overhead belly to belly by Big E. Followed by another overhead belly to belly.
Big E with a third belly to belly. Big E runs to the ropes but out come The Revival. He knocks them down. Big E goes for the Big Ending, Orton pushes him, the referee moves out of the way as The Revival hit Big E. The referee doesn’t see it, Randy Orton hits Big E with an RKO. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, The Revival and Orton are in the ring. The Revival lift Big E up and a super RKO by Randy Orton.
Backstage: Chad Gable, Shelton Benjamin
Chad Gable is backstage and he is asked about being the underdog tonight vs. Shelton Benjamin. Gable says Shelton can make all the jokes he wants, he of all people should know better than to underestimate him. But when all is said and done, Shelton will be up looking at him. In comes Benjamin, he says he is looking for Chad, shorty Gable. Benjamin says he is looking for him and walks away.
In-Ring: Elias, Kevin Owens
The 24/7 champion Elias is sitting on the King of the Ring throne. He says when he wins the King of the Ring, you will scream, long live king Elias. Many legends have worn the crown. Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Edge but this is a sight to see. The crown with the guitar by his side. This is a king you can believe in. But he is in Louisiana trying to reason with a bunch of swamp people.
Elias turns around and Kevin Owens hits him from behind. The two fight to the ring. Owens hits Elias with the stunner. Owens leaves the ring as Elias is out in the ring.
In-Ring: Elias, R-Truth, Drake Maverick
In comes R-Truth with a referee. He goes for the cover but Maverick pulls him away. Maverick gets in the ring and pins Elias to become the new 24/7 champion.
He grabs the title and runs around the ring celebrating. He runs to the back and celebrates.
New 24/7 Champion: Drake Maverick
King of the Ring First Round
Shelton Benjamin vs. Chad Gable
The bell rings and we are under way. A spine buster by Benjamin. He goes for the cover but Gable kicks out. Benjamin with a suplex. Benjamin trash talks Gable but Gable with a double leg takedown cover but Benjamin kicks out. Benjamin gets up and sends Gable chest first into the turnbuckle. He goes for the cover but a kickout.
Andrade and Zelina Vega are backstage watching the match. Andrade will face the winner of this match.
Benjamin trash talking again but Gable slaps Benjamin. Right hands by Gable followed ny an uppercut. Gable with a spinning neckbreaker. A big German suplex by Gable but Benjamin comes back and takes Gable down. Benjamin with a takedown and gets the ankle lock in but Gable sends Benjamin to the outside. Gable jumps off the ring apron but Benjamin catches him and throws Gable into the barricade.
Gable is thrown back in the ring. Benjamin places Gable on the top turnbuckle but a headbutt and Benjamin falls. Gable with a moon sault but lands on his feet. A flying knee by Benjamin. He lifts Gable up but Gable reverses it into a cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Chad Gable
Gable will face Andrade in the next round.
In-Ring: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Rowan
Roman Reigns makes his way down to the ring. Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan show up on the big screen. Bryan says it’s very simple. Two words, just say “I’m sorry.” Reigns looks at everyone and asks if he should apologize. The fans say no and a “no” chant. Roman says we should check out a video and if he still needs to apologize, he will.
We see a video of Roman being attacked the first time with a close up of Rowan in the background wearing a black hoodie. Bryan points to Rowan, slaps him and asks him what that is. Rowan says, “I don’t know…” and “I didn’t…” Bryan continues to slap him and tells him he hates liars and tells him to leave.
Bryan says he hates liars and he trusted Rowan for almost a year. He says he was betrayed. Bryan walks through the curtains. He says he knew nothing, Rowan lied to him and betrayed him. Bryan walks to the ring. He says someone told Rowan to do that and it wasn’t him.
Just as Bryan gets in the ring, Roman Reigns hits him with a big spear, then walks off as SmackDown goes off the air.