WWE Smackdown Live
June 25, 2019
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“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Footage is shown of Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre decimating Roman Reigns last night on RAW. All of a sudden, The Undertaker made a shocking return to help Reigns fight them off.
Shane McMahon is backstage. McMahon says Roman Reigns was so afraid of being defeated that he called on The Dead Man. McMahon doesn’t fear The Undertaker. He’s looked death in the eye and survived. McMahon warns the Smackdown roster not to get on his bad side because he is pissed.
“AWW PORTLAND! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD-FAMOUS 5-TIME CHAMPS AND YOUR WWE CHAMPION… AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day makes their way to the ring. Kofi Kingston will be defending his WWE Championship against Samoa Joe at WWE Extreme Rules. Kingston says since winning the WWE Title, he’s experienced some of the greatest moments of his career and life. A “Kofi” chant fires up. On the flip side of that, he’s experienced some of the most painful, agonizing moments as well. Defending the title in a Steel Cage at Stomping Grounds was a combination of those things. He fought Dolph Ziggler in the cage and took an actual leap of faith to remain victorious. Before he had a chance to celebrate and take a victory lap, this happened on RAW. Footage is shown of Samoa Joe viciously attacking Kingston and giving him a uranage on the stage.
Kingston says that was brutal, devastating, agonizing, and incredibly painful. Samoa Joe is like a Samoan Shark. When he applies that Coquina Clutch, it’s like a Great White Shark squeezing you until your world fades to black. Joe think that at Extreme Rules he’s a shark that has found his prey, but he’ll be damned if he lets him eat him alive.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he comes out on stage. Ziggler says he refuses to let this happen again. Ziggler did the heavy lifting and now some superstar is going to stroll in and take his spot? That’s not going to happen. The people can turn a blind eye to him, but Kingston knows better than this. This isn’t a joke or a game. This is his career, his life, his livelihood. This is everything. At Super ShowDown, Xavier Woods saved Kingston. At Stomping Grounds when they went face-to-face, toe-to-toe in a Steel Cage, they beat the hell out of each other for the WWE Championship… and Kingston took the coward’s way out and leaped out the door to save his title. Everyone knows Ziggler should be WWE Champion right now. The crowd boos this. Speaking of people who believe in him more than they believe in Kingston, he was talking backstage with WWE management where they let him know that if he wins his match against Kingston tonight, he’ll be added to the WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules. Then and only then will he truly get what he deserves: the WWE Championship. Also, management let him know that Kingston can’t take the coward’s way out tonight because it’s 2-out-of-3 Falls. Ziggler walks off.
Smackdown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Rowan are walking backstage. Huskus The Pig appears in the background. They’ll face Big E and Xavier Woods, next.
Elias is strumming his guitar outside Shane McMahon’s door when The Miz walks up. Elias warns him that McMahon is fired up over what Roman Reigns and The Undertaker did to him. If he walks in there, he’s a dead man walking. Elias starts strumming the guitar, but Miz stops him. Miz tells him to tell McMahon that they have some unfinished business. Miz walks off.
McMahon then comes out of his locker room, and Elias says Miz was just here running his mouth about wanting a match. McMahon says he should go out and beat him, so he’ll do the match… as long as Miz can beat Elias first 2-out-of-3 Falls. Elias then sings that he’s ready for the big time.
This will be a non-title match.
Daniel Bryan will start against Xavier Woods. They circle the ring before locking up. Bryan applies a side headlock, but Woods whips him off. Bryan quickly shoulder blocks him down and taunts the crowd. They circle the ring again, and Bryan goes for a Greco-Roman knuckle lock. Bryan quickly does a takedown and applies a side headlock. Woods whips him off, but Bryan shoulder blocks him down. Bryan hits the ropes, but Woods dropkicks him down for a one count. Woods sends him to the ropes, but Bryan holds on and boots him back. Rowan blind tags in and runs over Woods with a shoulder block. Rowan head-butts him down and stomps him in the corner. Bryan gets some cheap shots in while Rowan distracts the referee. Rowan drops a big elbow for a near fall. Rowan knees him in the back and rips at the face before clubbing the chest. Bryan tags back in. Rowan gives Woods a front suplex onto the top rope. Bryan then comes off the top rope with a knee to the back of the neck for a near fall.
Bryan uppercuts and stomps away at him. Rowan tags back in and sends Woods to the corner. Woods boots him, but Rowan immediately comes back with an avalanche. Rowan sends him to the corner, but Woods gets him with a back elbow. Woods leaps, but Rowan catches him. Rowan sends him to the ropes, but Woods kicks him in the face. Rowan then shoulder blocks him down.
During the commercial break: Woods takes some time to recover at ringside. Bryan and Rowan are looking for a count-out, but Woods gets in. Rowan knees away at Woods and digs his foot into the midsection. Bryan tags in, and Rowan sends Bryan into Woods with a corner dropkick. Rowan tags in and runs him over with a big cross-body.
Back from the commercial, Woods takes Rowan down. Bryan and Big E are tagged in. Big E hits a pair of belly-to-belly overhead suplexes followed by a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E hits the ropes, but Bryan gets the knees up to counter the splash. Bryan applies the LeBell Lock, but Woods breaks it up. Rowan runs in and throws Woods out of the ring. Rowan goes outside, but Woods knocks him into the barricade. Bryan kicks away at Big E in the corner, but Big E comes back with a uranage. Bryan landed at a bad angle. Woods tags in, and The New Day hits The Midnight Hour for the win.
All of a sudden, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn attack Big E and Woods from behind. Rowan joins in, and the triple-team is on. Heavy Machinery runs down for the save. Owens and Zayn are knocked out of the ring. Big E then clotheslines Rowan out of the ring.
Kevin Owens starts against Tucker, and he stomps him down. Daniel Bryan tags in, and he kicks away at Tucker in the corner. Rowan tags in and punches Tucker. Rowan puts Tucker on the top rope and signals for a superplex, but Tucker fights him off. Rowan quickly uppercuts him to knock him to the apron. Rowan whips Tucker hard to the corner before putting him on the top rope. Rowan then hits him with a huge superplex, but The New Day breaks up the pin. Bryan runs in and hits Big E with a Busaiku Knee Kick. Rowan then hits an Iron Claw slam on Woods. Rowan tags Bryan in. Rowan avalanches Tucker in the corner. Bryan goes to the top rope and leaps, but Tucker moves. Bryan charges, but Tucker turns him inside out with a clothesline.
Otis is on the apron. Otis and Sami Zayn are tagged in. Otis runs over Zayn and knocks Bryan and Rowan off the apron. Otis hits Zayn with a spinning scoop slam before avalanching him in the corner. Otis hits a second avalanche, and Owens looks disgusted. Owens then gets off the apron and walks off. Otis hits Zayn with the Caterpillar. Tucker tags in, and Heavy Machinery hits the Compactor for the win.
Footage is shown of Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss from last night. Bliss says she won’t be on Smackdown because she’s heading to Japan. Cross says she’ll win the match against Bayley so Bliss can get her rematch.
Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley will take on Nikki Cross later tonight. If Cross wins, Alexa Bliss will get a rematch for the title at Extreme Rules.
The Miz will take on Elias in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, next. If Miz beats Elias, he’ll face Shane McMahon.
A promo is shown of Ali saying he wants to be the light to help people.
The Miz makes his entrance. Shane McMahon comes out to the stage followed by Elias with an electric guitar. Elias sings that he’ll sweep Miz like Golden State swept the Blazers.
The bell rings, and Miz quickly clotheslines Elias out of the ring. Miz hits Elias with a baseball slide, gets him in the ring, and rolls him up for a two count. Miz sends him to the ropes and turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Miz hits his patented corner clothesline and goes for a springboard, but McMahon grabs the foot. Miz stares at him before going for a springboard, but Elias hits him with a knee to the face. Elias follows up with Drift Away for the first fall.
Elias pins The Miz to go up 1-0.
We come back from the break, and the bell rings. Elias quickly attacks Miz and chokes him in the corner. Elias send shim into the ropes and takes him down with a clothesline for a near fall. Elias puts him on the ropes before hitting a suplex for a two count. Elias then applies a chin lock. Miz tries to fight up, but Elias keeps him grounded with a chin lock. Miz finally fights up and elbows out. Miz punches him back and punches him in the corner. Miz kicks away at him in the corner and hits a pair of running knees. Elias tries to counter with a running knee, but Miz avoids it and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale. Elias gets out, but Miz immediately comes back with a DDT for a near fall.
Miz angrily stares at McMahon standing at ringside. Miz then starts up the IT Kicks while staring at McMahon. Elias ducks a roundhouse and rolls him up for a two count. Miz quickly takes him down and rolls him up for a two count. Miz knocks McMahon off the apron and hits a Skull Crushing Finale. McMahon breaks it up and starts punching away at Miz. The referee calls for the bell, but it doesn’t ring. The ring announcer finally says that Miz has been awarded the second fall by disqualification.
The Miz defeats Elias via DQ to put the series at 1-1.
McMahon angrily yells at the referee. McMahon then goes back to assaulting Miz. They send him outside and send Miz over the commentary table. They continue to attack Miz. They get Miz in the ring, and Elias holds Miz up. McMahon mocks Roman Reigns’ taunt and hits a Spear.
The referee calls for the bell to start the third fall. Elias goes to the top rope and hits a top rope elbow drop for the win.
Elias celebrates and walks off with Shane McMahon. McMahon then whispers in Elias’ ear, and they go back to the ring. Elias puts Miz in the corner, and McMahon goes to the opposite corner. McMahon then hits Miz with a Coast-To-Coast. McMahon screams that Miz should never come after him again.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor is interviewed backstage. Balor is asked what is next. Balor says he had a good series of matches against Andrade, but he needs to look at what’s next. Shinsuke Nakamura walks up, looks at Balor, and walks off.
We go back to the ring to see The Miz being helped out of the ring by the referee.
Bayley goes one-on-one with Nikki Cross, next.
If Nikki Cross is able to beat Bayley tonight, Alexa Bliss will have a rematch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship at WWE Extreme Rules.
A pre-taped promo is shown with Bayley. Bayley says she knows the real Alexa Bliss, which is why she was able to beat her. If Nikki Cross can’t see it, she’ll take this match. Bayley reiterates that Bliss is a liar.
The bell rings, and Cross quickly attacks Bayley and jumps on the back. Bayley soon takes her down and splashes her in the corner. Bayley snaps her off the ropes for a two count. Cross shoulders her and kicks her back. Cross goes to the top rope and hits a cross-body block for a two count. Cross charges, but Bayley drops her face-first on the turnbuckles. Bayley ties her up in the tree of woe before dropping an elbow for a near fall.
During the commercial break: Bayley applies a chin lock, but Cross fights out. Cross punches back at her, but Bayley takes her down. Bayley sends her to the corner, but Cross slingshots over her. Bayley floors her with a back elbow for a two count. Bayley then applies an arm bar.
We’re back from the commercial break. Cross fights up from the arm bar and hits a jawbreaker. Cross elbows her back and kicks her down. Cross sidesteps a splash in the corner and avalanches her. Cross follows up with a bulldog for a near fall. Cross hits a reverse DDT for another near fall. Cross is starting to look desperate. Bayley sidesteps her and sends her out of the ring. Bayley goes for a suicide dive, but Cross moves. Bayley crashes and burns hard on the floor. Cross quickly gets her in the ring and hits a neckbreaker for a near fall.
Cross gets her to her feet, and Bayley fights back before hitting a swinging back suplex for a near fall. Bayley goes to the top rope and jumps for a cross-body block, but she crashes and burns when Cross moves. Cross rolls her up for a two count. They trade pins with neither getting a victory. Bayley kicks her and tries for a roll-up, but Cross counters and pins her!
Due to Nikki Cross’ victory, Alexa Bliss will receive a rematch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Bayley at WWE Extreme Rules. Cross celebrates big time and says she can’t wait to tell Alexa. Corey Graves gives her his phone, but she can’t use it and throws it.
We go backstage to see Carmella looking for R-Truth. She bumps into Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. They exchange words before walking off. R-Truth comes out of hiding from a penalty box. Drake Maverick walks up and says he doesn’t have a referee. Maverick says he has nothing. Maverick says he spent thousands of dollars of his mother-in-law’s money to create that day. Maverick says R-Truth ruined his life. R-Truth hugs him and apologizes before saying he thought it was Carmella’s wedding. R-Truth says if it means that much to him, he can get a referee. Maverick calls a referee over, but R-Truth yells, “Psych!” He loves the title more than Maverick loves his wife. R-Truth and Carmella run off while a gaggle of superstars chase him. Maverick looks dejected.
Ember Moon is walking backstage. She’ll face Sonya Deville, next.
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Footage is shown from last week of Ember Moon attacking Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose backstage.
The bell rings, and Deville quickly takes Moon down with some punches. Deville hits a quick knee to the face for a two count. Deville knees and pushes her before talking some trash. Moon comes back with a big forearm, a kick, and an enzuigiri. Moon hits a dropkick and clubs away at her before Deville gets out of the ring to recover. Moon scares Mandy Rose back and gets Deville in the ring. Rose distracts her again, and Deville sends Moon face-first into the ring post for the win.
We go backstage to see an antsy Aleister Black. Black says he doesn’t get it. Black has said for weeks that he wants someone to come in and invite him. This is not the WWE. The words of his past may have gotten around, but he can’t be the only condemned person that walks these halls. Black is starting to think there’s not one singular person that is man enough to pick a fight with him. All of a sudden there is a knock at the door. Black looks surprised before looking into the camera and smirking.
Dolph Ziggler makes his entrance. He’ll face Kofi Kingston in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, next. If Ziggler wins, he’ll be added to the WWE Championship match at WWE Extreme Rules.
This is a non-title match. If Ziggler defeats Kingston, he’ll be added to the WWE Championship match at WWE Extreme Rules. It is currently Kingston defending against Samoa Joe.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Ziggler powers him to the corner. A “Let’s go Kofi” chant picks up. They give a clean break and circle the ring. Ziggler hooks the leg and goes for a takedown, but Kingston doesn’t go down. Ziggler applies a waistlock and wrenches the arm. Ziggler gets out, kicks him, and connects with a dropkick. Ziggler applies a chin lock, but Kingston gets to his feet. Ziggler takes him down and applies a chin lock. Kingston fights up, but Ziggler puts him in the corner. Ziggler tries for a monkey flip, but Kingston lands on his feet. Kingston takes him down for a two count. Kingston rolls Ziggler up, but Ziggler gets out. They trade pins before Ziggler knees him in the midsection. Kingston puts him on the apron, but he shoulders him and goes for a roll-up. Ziggler drops down and grabs the ropes, but the referee sees it. Kingston then rolls him up to win the first fall.
Kofi Kingston pins Dolph Ziggler to go up 1-0.
Ziggler immediately attacks Kingston from behind and sends him into the barricade. Ziggler then drops him with a Zig-Zag on the floor!
The bell rings, and Kingston immediately sidesteps an avalanche in the corner. Ziggler quickly responds with a superkick to pick up the second fall.
Dolph Ziggler pins Kofi Kingston to tie the series 1-1.
The referee backs them up and rings the bell. Kingston punches back at Ziggler, but Ziggler quickly drops him with a neckbreaker for a two count. Ziggler isn’t happy with the count. Ziggler whips him hard into the corner for another near fall. Ziggler now applies a rear chin lock. Kingston fights up and head-butts him twice. Ziggler quickly punches him to the ropes and shouts that he’ll say when they’re done. Kingston then sends him sternum-first into the turnbuckles.
Ziggler quickly pulls Kingston into the turnbuckle and drops a big elbow for a near fall. Ziggler attacks, but Kingston hits a backslide pin for a two count. Kingston chops him down, but Ziggler counters a dropkick into a catapult. Kingston counters into a double jump springboard cross-body block, but Ziggler rolls through for a two count. Ziggler quickly fights back and DDTs him for a near fall. Ziggler cannot believe it. Ziggler sends him to the ropes, but Kingston comes back with a jumping clothesline. Ziggler quickly uses Kingston’s momentum to get him out of the ring. Kingston quickly kicks him back and hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Ziggler tries to fight back and hit a famouser, but Kingston counters into a sit-out powerbomb for another near fall! Kingston is stunned.
Ziggler counters Trouble in Paradise, but Kingston rolls him up with an inside cradle for a near fall. Ziggler quickly sends him shoulder-first into the ring post and hits a Zig-Zag for a near fall! Ziggler waits for Kingston to get up. Kingston avoids a superkick and connects with a Trouble in Paradise for the win!
The WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules will remain Kofi Kingston defending against Samoa Joe.