August 6, 2019
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio never started due to Ziggler attacking Rey before the match started
- Dolph Ziggler defeated Ali via superkick
- Ember Moon defeated Natalya by disqualification due to Natalya not breaking a five count during a Sharpshooter
- Aleister Black defeated Sami Zayn via Black Mass
- The New Day defeated Daniel Bryan & Rowan by disqualification when Rowan attacked Woods with the ring steps
In-Ring: Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus
WWE Smackdown Live kicks off Charlotte Flair making her way down to the ring. Flair gets in the ring and grabs a microphone. She says that every time the queen steps foot in the ring, the fans are all witnessing greatness. Most of us dream of greatness but sadly we don’t have the genetics, talent or discipline to achieve it. You either quit, lie to yourself or do something else just like her opponent at SummerSlam, Trish Stratus.
Charlotte calls Trish a Hall of Famer, 7 time champion, who when the business started to change, she opted to go for a family and a mini van. At the height of the women’s evolution, Trish wanted to come back for one last match? That’s not it. She saw Charlotte’s greatness and it was eating her alive and she was never as good as her. The athlete of today is far more superior than the athlete of yesterday.
Flair says Trish’s dream of beating her will not come true and she will shatter them. Charlotte points at the large screen as they show clips of Charlotte Flair’s career. But at the start of the video, it cuts to a highlight package of Trish Stratus and Charlotte is in the ring and not happy about it.
Trish’s music hits and out comes the Hall of Famer. Trish walks and tells Charlotte that’s not what she was expecting. She gets in the ring and says the reason she played the video is to remind Charlotte why she is here and why she is getting these opportunities. Trish says Flair is right, she has been dreaming of one more match. Trish says Flair is the embodiment of everything she fought for. And yes, she wants one more match and maybe it’s to prove it to her kids or to the fans but also to prove it to herself. To quote the great Harley Race, there is no greater feeling in the world than to be under these bright lights and she wants that. She needs that. She says Charlotte may be the queen but she’s not Trish.
Flair gets on the mic and welcomes her to her nightmare because on Sunday she will make her bow down to the queen. Flair woo’s as Trish slaps her in the face. The two go face to face as Flair laughs and leaves the ring.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio
Goldberg’s music hits as we see security knocking on Dolph Ziggler’s door. He mocks Goldberg’s entrance as he walks through the curtains and to the ring escorted by security.
While Rey is walking down to the ring, Dolph attacks Rey from behind. He hits him with the superkick. Out come WWE officials but Ziggler stands him up and gives him another super kick.
Ziggler grabs a microphone and gets in the ring. He says another legend goes down, courtesy of DZ. All the legends can keep crawling back but the same thing will keep happening. The nostalgia isn’t enough. Goldberg wants to fight him at SummerSlam and says he’s next. Dolph says he does what he does best at SummerSlam and he ends the legend of Goldberg. He’s not next, Goldberg this match at SummerSlam is his last.
Ali’s music hits and he checks up on Rey. He gets in the ring and knocks Dolph to the outside, and a suicide dive onto the outside.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Ali
Back from commercial, both men are in the ring and Ali with a dropkick. A right hand by Ali followed by another. Ali with a kick to the head. He goes for the cover but Dolph kicks out. Ali goes for a German suplex but Dolph with an elbow to the face followed by a clothesline. Dolph prepares for the sweet chin music but Ali ducks and goes for the cover but Dolph kicks out. A headbutt by Dolph followed by a super kick. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Interview: Roman Reigns
Reigns is being interviewed by Kayla. She asks him how he’s keeping it together. Roman says he’s been through so much this year, lots of obstacles and adversity but he’s always known what was going on. What was attacking him but this time, he doesn’t know what is going on, who is attacking him and why.
Kayla asks how it’s affecting his life. Roman says he does things on his own, it’s one thing to be in the ring and it’s another to hit him backstage and another in a car. She asks him who he thinks is responsible. Roman says he knows who it’s not, it’s not Samoa Joe. He should publicly apologize to him and he does. Roman says he didn’t mean for Joe’s name to be dragged in the mud. But the attacker is still out there. He has questions.
Roman says he will make sure to get answers tonight.
Natalya vs. Ember Moon
The bell rings and we are under way. Natalya pushes Ember down. She gets her in the corner and starts to beat on her. She sends Ember to the ropes and goes for a back drop but Ember lands on her feet and kicks her in the face. Ember drops Natalya and climbs the top rope but Natalya slides to the outside. Ember goes for a clothesline off the ring apron but Natalya movies out of the way. Natalya sends Ember into the ring apron and hits her with a clothesline.
Natalya locks the sharpshooter on Ember Moon on the outside of the ring. The referee counts to five and disqualifies Natalya.
She keeps the sharpshooter locked in and out comes Bayley. She tries to get Natalya off Moon. Natalya pushes Bayley onto the barricade and walks away. Bayley checks up on Ember Moon on the outside of the ring.
Winner: Ember Moon (By Disqualification)
The Kevin Owens Show With Guest Shane McMahon
Owens is in the ring with two chairs and two KO signs setup. Kevin says to cut to the chase and he calls out Shane McMahon to the ring. No one comes out, Owens says they don’t want to wait for Shane to come out.
Shane McMahon’s music hits and he walks down to the ring. The two stand in the ring as Shane asks for Craig to introduce him. He does the usual, best in the world speech but Kevin Owens interrupts him. Owens says they’ve heard it enough times. It’s time to talk. Owens says why isn’t Shane’s career on the line. He’s a McMahon, he can say whatever he wants and do whatever he wants. But ever since Owens put his career on the line, people have asked him about Shane.
Owens says since the McMahon family always do what is best for business, they give the people what they want, he is asking Shane to put his career on the line as well. To be the man he says he is. If he beats Owens, he is gone. But if he beats Shane, Shane is done.
McMahon says he wants to ponder that for a second… That would be a no. talking about his ego being out of control? It’s Kevin’s ego that got him in this situation. If he loses, he will quit and he is gone. There’s no shame in losing to the best in the world. But when he does, Shane can pin Owens. Shane can slap on a submission and Kevin Owens can tap out. Owens can be outside the ring, slip and fall and not make it in the ring before the count of 10 and lose. Or he can push Kevin’s buttons and Owens can hit him with something and he gets disqualified. But the end result of them all is that Kevin is gone. His career will be over and finally he will be rid of him.
Owens says the point of this all is that he won’t do it? Shane says no. Owens says that’s surprising. After all these years watching him and doing crazy acts, he just exposed to everyone that he doesn’t have any balls. Owens throws his microphone and pushes his chair. Shane says he has those and brains. But he can see the hostility and let’s get a prelude to what will happen on Sunday. They clear the chairs and signs. In comes Elias and it’s two against one.
Kevin throws Elias to the outside and the fight breaks there. Owens beats up on them both. He throws Shane over the announce desk. He clears the table. Elias hits Owens. Both men stand on the announce table and Owens hits Elias with the stunner and poses on the table. Shane trips Owens on the table and beats him up. Shane stomping on Kevin Owens on the outside. Shane flips the announce desk on top of Kevin Owens.
Shane sets a chair up on Kevin’s head and dropkicks it onto Kevin’s head.
Aleister Black vs. Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn walks down to the ring. He gets in the ring and says that last week he came to Smackdown and offered Aleister Black a gift. Help, service, a match at SummerSlam where he would beat him and expose him and unburden him of the hype. How does Black respond? With silence. Instead of responding like a man, he locks himself in a dark room because he is safe there. That way people can keep talking about how cool he is. But the truth is that Black doesn’t want a fight with Zayn at SummerSlam. Because he knows when he’ll beat him and rids him of the hype, it will all be gone and that terrifies him.
Black says the match isn’t happen at SummerSlam, it’s happening now.
The bell rings and we are under way. Sami goes for a kick and gets Black in a headlock. He’s sent to the ropes and a kick to the face by Black. Sami rolls to the outside.
Back from commercial, Sami beating up on Black in the ring. A right hand by Sami followed by a chop to the chest. A clothesline by Sami as he goes for the cover but Black kicks out. A right hand by Black but a back breaker by Zayn. He goes for the cover but once more Black kicks out. A headlock by Sami. A kick by Black as he gets out of it. A number of leg strikes by Black. A moonsault off the second rope followed by a knee to the face. The Black Mass by Black as he goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Aleister Black
Backstage: Shelton Benjamin
We cut backstage and see Shelton Benjamin. He’s asked about the 24/7 championship and if he would ever compete for it. Shelton rolls his eyes a number of times and smiles. He walks away.
Firefly Fun House
Firefly Fun House with Bray Wyatt as he welcomes everyone and he says his SummerSlam opponent Finn Balor isn’t afraid of anything. He has Husky Big Boy with him as he loves to eat chocolate and candy. Wyatt says he is afraid that Finn’s courage is really just ignorance in disguise. He invited the Fiend to his doorstep willingly. Wyatt starts to laugh and turns serious. Wyatt says we have heard for so long and he thinks it’s Finn Balor’s turn. The Fiend is coming for him as we see clips of the Fiend.
Backstage: Chad Gable, Elias
Chad Gable is backstage when Elias walks up. Elias says that like Randy Newman says, “short people got no reason to live.” Gable gets in his face but backs down and Elias grabs his guitar and leaves.
Video: Kofi Kingston
We see a video package of Kofi Kingston’s history with Randy Orton.
The New Day vs. Daniel Bryan & Rowan
The bell rings and Bryan goes after Woods right away. Right hands by Bryan but a hurricanrana by Woods followed by a dropkick takes Bryan to the outside. Woods jumps over the top rope and onto the outside.
Back from commercial, Big E is in the ring with Bryan. Big E goes for the over but Bryan kicks out. He tags Woods into the match. They double team Bryan. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. An arm bar by Woods but Bryan backs up and Rowan is tagged in.
Rowan with a powerslam. He runs towards Woods but Woods catches him with a kick to the face. A kick to the stomach and he starts beating up on Rowan in the corner. He sends Rowan to the ropes but Rowan with a cross body. A headbutt by Rowan as he gets Woods in the corner. Bryan is tagged in as they double team Woods. Bryan goes for the cover but Woods kicks out.
Bryan with a headlock but Woods gets out of it. Woods tries to make the tag as he hits Bryan with a right hand. Rowan is tagged in and Rowan knocks Big E off the ring apron. He throws Woods over the top rope to the outside. Rowan sends Woods into the ring steps.
Back from commercial, a big drop kick off the top rope by Woods onto Rowan. Bryan is tagged in and so is Big E. A big overhead belly to back suplex by Big E onto Bryan. A big splash by Big E. He goes for a slam but Bryan lands on his feet and a dropkick by Bryan onto Big E’s leg. Bryan with the Yes kicks. He goes for one last kick but Big ducks. He grabs Bryan by the leg and has him in a submission but Bryan gets out of it and gets the La Belle lock in.
Big E pulls back Bryan’s arm but Bryan goes for the triangle lock. Big E lifts Bryan up and slams him. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. A right hand by Big E but an uppercut by Bryan. Rowan is tagged in. A spinning kick by Rowan. He goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Woods is tagged in, a spinning kick by Big E takes Rowan out. Woods with an elbow drop. He goes for the cover but Bryan breaks it up. Big E throws Bryan to the outside. Bryan gets on the apron and a spear by Big E.
Woods runs to the ropes as Rowan hits Woods with the steel steps as the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: The New Day (By Disqualification)
Rowan throws Big E in the ring as they start beating up on Big E and Woods. Rowan with the Iron Claw on Big E. Bryan with the running knee on Woods.
Backstage: Roman Reigns, Buddy Murphy
Roman Reigns is backstage and he walks into the Smackdown locker room. He tells everyone to leave except for Buddy Murphy. Roman says he saw Murphy around and asks where he was. Murphy says he isn’t talking but he has no idea. Roman stands up and says if he doesn’t give him the answer he wants, it won’t end well. Murphy says he doesn’t know who did it but if he did, he wouldn’t tell him a damn thing.
Reigns hits him with a right hand and throws him into a garbage can. He throws Murphy over a table. He puts his forearm on Murphy’s throat and asks him again who did it. Murphy says Rowan did it. Roman says Daniel Bryan and Rowan? Murphy says he didn’t see Daniel Bryan, only Rowan.
We cut inside the ring with Bryan and Rowan standing, looking at Roman Reigns as Smackdown Live goes off the air.