October 18, 2019
Kansas City, Missouri
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defeated The New Day via rollup by Ziggler on Kofi
- Lacey Evans defeated Cameron Connors via Woman’s Right
- Kalisto defeated Drew Gulak via Salida del Sole
- Mandy Rose defeated Nikki Cross via neckbreaker
- Roman Reigns, Shorty G, Ali defeated King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro via 450 by Ali on Cesaro
Miz TV: Team Hogan, Team Flair
WWE Smackdown kicks off with The Miz in the ring with Hulk Hogan, Roman Reigns, Shorty Gable, Ali and Jimmy Hart on one side. On the other side is Ric Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura, King Corbin and Sami Zayn.
The Miz welcomes everyone to Miz TV and calls it the most prestigious Miz TV ever. Hogan looks at Flair and tells him “Let me tell you something brother”. Hogan says he put together the best Hulkamania team of all time and what’s Flair going to do when Team Hogan destroys you?
Flair responds and says he wants to make sure that everybody understands that there is no love loss between them. Flair says Hogan isn’t a leader like the Nature Boy, he lead the Four Horsemen. Flair says when they will get to Saudi Arabia, it will be like the both of them having one more go. Flair says he’s tired of looking at Roman all the time.
Hogan says Flair should check the history books because he has never beaten him and he won’t beat Team Hogan now. There’s no way it will happen with the guys he has on his team.
Sami Zayn cuts him off and says did he hear Hogan call Shorty Gable Shorty G? He could stand on Ali’s shoulders and he would still be half the man that Shinsuke Nakamura is. Gable says the fact is you have to accept who you are and not only is he proud of it, he’s proud to be on Team Hogan and silent all the doubters at Crown Jewel. Ali says Shorty G doesn’t have to pay attention to Sami as he doesn’t even compete anymore. He’s just a mouth piece.
King Corbin asks Ali who he is and why he’s talking. He’s in the presence of a king. The Crown Jewel was named in his honor and he will take the Nature Boy’s team to victory. And as for Roman, he will do what he always does and just let everyone down. He’s a former champion but this is his kingdom now. These people bow to him, he will bow to him. They don’t need a hero, they need a ruler and he will rule with an iron fist.
Roman tells Corbin to shut up. He’s not a real king, it’s a stupid crown and cape. Roman says they like it when he looks stupid but what they don’t like is when he says stupid stuff and the only way to do that is to knock him out.
Hogan says there’s three of us and three of them and why not give everyone a preview of what will happen at Crown Jewel? Sami says to take it easy brother. They appreciate the offer but no one needs to do anything right now, not on their time as they will think about it.
Flair’s team leaves the ring and Hogan says in the main event, why not have Roman Reigns, Shorty G, Ali vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin? Sami says if he wants the match so bad, he’s on. Sami says Hulk didn’t read the fine print as he tweaked his neck on the flight here and as a result, he was on the do not touch list. However, there is someone in the back that he has a close, personal relationship with and someone who has been waiting for a chance like this for months. Sami announces Cesaro as his replacement as Cesaro walks out to the ramp.
Cesaro runs down as all six men fight on the outside of the ring. Team Hogan’s team cleans house.
The New Day vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Before commercials, we see Big E and Kofi Kingston walking backstage with them video calling Xavier Woods on a tablet.
The bell rings and we are under way. Kofi and Dolph start things off. A shoulder block by Dolph takes Kofi down. Both men back up and a spinning elbow by Kofi onto Dolph. Kofi climbs the top rope but Roode trips him up on the turnbuckle. Dolph hits him with a super kick and Kofi falls to the outside.
Back from commercial, Big E is tagged in. A belly to belly suplex to Ziggler. Big E with a third belly to belly. Big E clothesline Roode to the outside. A clothesline by Big E onto Ziggler as Kofi is tagged in. Big E throws Ziggler to the outside. Kofi runs as Big E lifts him over the top rope onto the outside. Roode gets in the ring and hits Big E with a spine buster. Kofi knocks Roode to the outside. Ziggler goes for a roll-up on Kofi Kingston and gets the pin.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Roberto Roode
The Revival run to the ring and it’s a 4 on 2 against The New Day. Out come Heavy Machinery to the ring. Tucker and Otis beat up on Dolph, Roode and the Revival.
Lacey Evans vs. Cameron Connors
Evans asks for a microphone before the match. She says she has far too much respect for herself to even entertain the idea of competing in the ring with “this nasty thing”. Evans says her opponent is scared to death but she has nothing to worry about because she will turn around and walk out of the ring. Evans insults the town they are in and says they don’t deserve to watch her in action. Evans asks the referee to start the match.
The bell rings as Evans goes through the ropes and to the outside. The referee starts his 10 count as Evans walks around the ring and up the ramp. With the referee at 9, Evans runs into the ring and hits Connors with the Woman’s Right. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Lacey Evans
Backstage: Nikki Cross
Nikki Cross is backstage and is asked about her match against Bayley for the Smackdown Women’s championship. Cross says Bayley is feeling the pressure of being a champion but she can help her by taking the title away from her. This is Friday night Smackdown, not a beauty pageant when talking about her match against Mandy Rose tonight.
Firefly Fun House
The Firefly Fun House is back to normal after Seth Rollins burned it down. We a picture of Ramblin’ Rabbit and it appears to be his funeral. Bray Wyatt is dressed in black and he says during Seth’s attack, we lost Ramblin’ Rabbit. Wyatt says Rabbit always wanted an open casket as Wyatt opens the casket and we see a severed rabbit’s head. Wyatt kisses it as it starts to make sounds. Wyatt puts the head down and Ramblin’ Rabbit is back.
The Rabbit says he doesn’t want to go back as Bray tells him he is safe here. Buzzard grabs Ramblin’ Rabbit and eats him. Wyatt says that’s all we have for today and he will see us at Crown Jewel.
Drew Gulak vs. Kalisto
The bell rings and we are under way. Gulak asks for a microphone and he re-introduces himself as they all know, he is a former WWE Cruiserweight champion. He would like to finish his original Powerpoint Presentation. We see a cartoon of Tyson Fury punching Braun Strowman. He says it’s time to look at ways Strowman can lose to Fury at Crown Jewel. Gulak describes the first of 345 slides.
As Gulak is talking, Kalisto attacks him. Kalisto runs to the ropes as Gulak catches him and throws him into the match. Braun Strowman’s music hits and out comes Strowman. He walks down to the ring and with Gulak distracted, Kalisto hits him with the Salida del Sol. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Braun Strowman gets in the ring and lifts Gulak up. He hits him with a running powerslam. Strowman grabs a microphone as the fans chant “One more time”. Strowman hits him with a second powerslam. He grabs the microphone and says “You see this? This is what happens when you disrespect me. But at least this man deserves t o be in this ring, unlike you Tyson Fury. And that’s why at WWE Crown Jewel, I’m going to send your ass back to where you belong when you get these hands.”
In-Ring: Daniel Bryan, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura
Live in the ring we have Michael Cole introducing Daniel Bryan. Cole welcomes him to the ring and says he was accused of many acts while his friend Rowan turned his back on him. But the draft has been a fresh start for everyone, including himself as last week he pinned the Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura. And when that happened, the fans chanted “Yes”. Cole says the problem was he was reluctant to take part. Is the “yes” movement back?
Bryan looks at the fans as Shinsuke Nakamura’s music hits. Out comes the Intercontinental champion with Sami Zayn out on stage. Zayn says the first hting he wants to say is on behalf of Nakamura, he holds no ill feelings towards the fact that last week he pinned him. In fact, they thought it was impressive. But before he answers, he has something to show and these are his own words from a few months ago.
We go back to last November where Bryan says the Daniel Bryan that the people loved is dead. The “Yes” movement is dead. And all that is left, the new Daniel Bryan. Zayn says watching that footage breaks his heart a little because the people didn’t like the new Daniel Bryan. But he has known him for a very long time and he knows the new Bryan, is the real Bryan. Every word he said was the truth. He really is a good,m honorable man and these people are not good and have no honor. And he really, genuinely cares about the planet and these disgusting people just consume because they don’t care about anybody but themselves. That is the truth.
Zayn says the truth is that Bryan is too good for these people. He has nothing in common with them but he has a lot in common with himself and Nakamura. Bryan is vegan and so is he. He’s disgusted by factory farming. Zayn says Nakamura cares about the planet too. Zayn and Nakamura get in the ring as Zayn says all three of them are artists.
Sami says right now, Bryan’s career is at a cross roads. He can either go back and revive the “Yes” movement as the fans do just that and chant. Zayn says or he can move on and join them. Sami says with Nakamura and Sami by his side, they can actually make the world a better place. They can offer him more than these people ever could. All he is asking is if Bryan wants to move backwards with the fans or forwards with them? He extends his hand to Bryan as Daniel looks at the fans.
Daniel Bryan looks at his hand. He doesn’t shake Sami’s hand but instead walks away and leaves the ring.
Mandy Rose vs. Nikki Cross
WWE Smackdown Women’s champion Bayley and Sasha Banks are on commentary. The bell rings as Mandy goes after Nikki right away. She stomps on Nikki in the corner. Mandy throws Nikki around the ring. A right hand by Mandy Rose. She goes for the cover but Cross kicks out.
Mandy Rose gets Nikki Cross in a modified choke hold. Cross fights back and gets out of it but Mandy with a throw away slam. She goes for the cover but Cross kicks out. Mandy throws Nikki Cross to the outside. With the referee distracted, Sonya DeVille hits Cross with a right hand. Mandy goes to the outside and throws Cross into the ring. She goes for the cover but Cross kicks out.
Nikki Cross fights back with right hands. A clothesline by Cross followed by a bulldog. Nikki Cross climbs the top rope and hits Mandy Rose with a cross body. She goes for the cover but Rose kicks out.
Nikki goes for a roll-up but Rose kicks out. Nikki knocks DeVille off the ring apron. Cross turns around and hits Mandy with a neckbreaker. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Nikki Cross
In-Ring: Cain Velasquez, Rey Mysterio, Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Dominick
Cain Velasquez comes down to the ring with Rey Mysterio who has his arm tied up. Mysterio says three weeks ago, his son was attacked and beaten down by Brock Lesnar. But he showed him that he is as tough as they come and there’s no doubt that his son is a Mysterio. Nobody can be strong enough to take the type of whooping that Lesnar gave him that day. That was the worst day of his life. In the ring, helpless, hearing his son suffer, not being able to help his own blood. But his son is doing better. Mysterio says his son wanted him to personally thank all of them.
Mysterio says about Brock Lesnar, well, viva la Mexico. For too long, Brock has done what he has wanted, when he has wanted. And it’s time for him to pay for what he did to his son. And next Thursday, at Crown Jewel, “mi familia, mi hermano, Cain Velasquez is going to drop you once again and put a scar on the other side of your face”. Mysterio calls Lesnar out.
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman appear on the big screen. Heyman says face to face, this close to Crown Jewel? The hired thug Cain Velasquez wants to rip the title away from Brock Lesnar? You want to go face to scar? Heyman says he has news for the two of them. His client has other things to do tonight than to go face to face with Cain Velasquez.
The fans boo as Heyman says no booing. Heyman says if they can guess what Brock Lesnar has been doing tonight. No? Guess where Brock Lesnar has been doing what Brock Lesnar has been doing? Rey tells them to come out. Heyman says Mysterio is seriously lacking conversational skills. If you won’t guess what or where, guess to whom Brock Lesnar has been doing what he has been doing? Guess? No? Heyman says if he won’t engage in his speculation, he will have to ask Mr. Lesnar to give you a spoiler.
Lesnar grabs Rey Mysterio’s son Dominick who looks beaten up. Lesnar is laughing as Mysterio and Cain leave the ring to go to the back.
After commercials, We see Dominick getting checked on by a WWE medic with Rey Mysterio and Cain Velasquez with him. In comes Brock Lesnar who attacks them with a trash can from behind. Rey jumps onto Lesnar who catches Rey and F5’s him into the wall. Lesnar picks Cain up and lands an F5, dropping him on Dominick.
Backstage: Cain Velasquez
After commercials, Cain Velasquez is backstage yelling in Spanish, talking about how he is going to kill Brock Lesnar.
King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro vs. Roman Reigns, Shorty G, Ali
The bell rings and all hell breaks loose. Team Flair beats on on Team Hogan as the fight breaks to the outside. Corbin throws Roman back into the ring. Corbin beating Roman up in the corner but Roman drops Corbin face first into the turnbuckle. Roman Reigns beating up on Corbin in the corner.
Roman with a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out. Nakamura is tagged in as Roman hits him with a right hand. Gable is tagged into the match. Shorty G with an arm bar as he starts to work on Nakamura’s left arm. Gable tags Ali into the match as they double team Nakamura. Ali goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out.
Nakamura fights back and Cesaro is tagged in. Cesaro beating up on Ali but Ali with a hurricanrana. Ali goes for Cesaro’s leg but Cesaro lifts Ali up and a gut wrench suplex. An uppercut by Cesaro but Ali with a kick to the face. He drops Cesaro face first and goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. Zayn on the ring apron distracts the referee as Cesaro drops Ali to the outside. Corbin is tagged in. King Corbin with a big clothesline on Ali.
Back from commercial, Corbin has Ali down in the ring. Corbin tags Nakamura back into the match. They double team Ali as Nakamura beats up on Ali in the corner. A jumping knee to the face by Nakamura. He goes for the cover but Ali kicks out. Nakamura attacks Shorty G off the ring apron and Cesaro is tagged in.
Ali jumps off the second rope and goes for a tornado DDT but Cesaro blocks it, lifts Ali up but Ali with a jumping DDT. Ali goes to make the tag but Corbin trips Roman up off the ring apron and throws Roman into the barricade. Hogan and Jimmy Hart are livid at ring side. Cesaro grabs Ali’s leg but Ali with an enzuigiri. Shorty G is tagged in. A cross body off the top rope and a right hand by G. In comes Nakamura but G throws him around. Shorty G with a moonsault on Corbin. He goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out.
Cesaro gets in the ring but G throws him around. Shorty G with an ankle lock on Corbin but Nakamura hits him with a running knee. Corbin throws Shorty G into the corner. He lifts Gable up on the top rope and Nakamura is tagged in. They go for a double suplex on Shorty G but Gable knocks them both down. Gable off the top rope and a double drop kick takes both men out.
Roman Reigns is tagged in as is Cesaro. Roman with a clothesline. He goes for a roll up but lifts Cesaro up and a sit down powerbomb. He goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. Roman Reigns goes for the Superman Punch but Cesaro catches him and drops Roman. Cesaro swings Roman Reigns around and gets the sharpshooter locked in. In comes Ali with a super kick onto Ali. Corbin gets in the ring and Deep Six onto Ali. Shorty G with a drop kick to the outside. Nakamura hits G from behind and Reigns with a Superman Punch onto Nakamura.
Reigns goes for the spear but Cesaro kicks him and lands an uppercut. He goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but a Superman Punch by Roman. Cesaro stands up and the spear by Roman. He tags Ali who hits the 450 splash.
Winners: Roman Reigns, Ali, Shorty G