Tuesday, April 9, 2019

WWE Smackdown Results - April 9, 2019

WWE Smackdown Results - April 9, 2019
We are live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Big E introduces the New Day and the new WWE Champion Kofi Kingston comes to the ring with Xavier Woods and Big E.

The ring has a rainbow over it and there are pancakes on the ring posts. Big E says you may have heard that at Wrestlemania a man who made millions of people cry tears of joy who is an A+ player, with extra credit. That man broke his foot off betwixt the vegan cheeks of Daniel Bryan and became your new WWE Champion. Big E says they showed up on Raw in an effort to make history. Xavier asks if Big E is talking about the split he did last night and Big E does it again. Big E says Kofi came so close to becoming a dual champion, just like the Man Becky Lynch. As nice as that would have been, it is good to be home on the blue brand.

Big E says you might know them for their shenanigans and foolish things, including a lot of butt stuff. Xavier says we are here to celebrate the career of a man they call their friend and brother. We are here to celebrate the career of Kofi Kingston. Xavier says he remembers watching Kofi debut. Folliowing his whole career has been memorable. But to be able to meet Kofi when he came to WWE was like meeting one of his heroes.

Big E says they got this together out of the mud. The bond they share is special. They tried to reshape culture and change history. On Sunday, at Wrestlemania, that is what Kofi did. Xavier says on behalf of him, Big E, and everyone watching, we love you and congratulations.

Kofi says he is at a loss for words. This is an impossible moment. It wasn't supposed to happen. It wasn't in the cards, but here we are. Kofi wants to mention his family in the crowd. Kofi says they inspire him to be the best and you have supported him since day one.

The music for Sheamus plays and he is joined by Cesaro.

Sheamus says you owe us a big thank you for saving your skin last night. Cesaro says Seth was mopping you up. Cesaro says Seth would be the WWE Champion if not for them. Sheamus says you almost lost the title in your first title defense. It isn't because you are a B+ Player, but because the New Day wasn't here. Cesaro suggests a six man tag match.

Big E says that there are only two of you. Cesaro says they made a friend on Raw. Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ringside area to stand next to Sheamus and Cesaro. The two teams face off as McIntyre's music plays, McIntyre and The Bar from the ramp.

- The announcers hype tonight's show. Still to come, The Hardy Boys challenge The Usos for the titles.

Aleister Black, Ali and Ricochet vs. Andrade, Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura

We go to the ring and out comes Aleister Black. He will team with Ricochet and Ali to face Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev and Andrade in six-man action. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Nakamura is making his way out. Ricochet and Nakamura go at it to start the match. They trade several counters and moves until Ricochet connects with a dropkick for a 2 count. Rusev tags in to unload on Ricochet while he's down. We see Lana and Zelina Vega cheering on the heels from ringside. Nakamura tags in for the double team on Ricochet. Rusev hits a suplex on Ricochet and Andrade tags in for the running knee double team. Ricochet still kicks out at 2.

Andrade takes Ricochet to the corner but he tries fighting out as Rusev tags in. Rusev keeps the offense going on Ricochet as fans try to rally for Ricochet. Ricochet finally leaps and nails a neckbreaker. Ali tags in and beats on Rusev. Ali with more offense and boots in the corner. Black tags in and they double team Rusev in the corner. Ricochet tags in for more double teaming in the corner. Black and Ricochet with more double teaming on Rusev. Rusev ends up on the floor. Black with shots to Nakamura and Andrade. Black goes to leap out onto his opponents but he puts the brakes on and sits in the middle of the ring like usual. Ricochet and Ali sit with him at the same time for a pop. We go to commercial with the babyfaces sitting in the ring while the heels are regrouping on the outside.

Rusev returns to the ring and then goes back to the floor. Rusev tells Ali to come on and Ali goes to the floor but Nakamura stops him on the floor. Ali gets back into the ring and Rusev with a super kick for a near fall. Rusev with kicks and Almas tags in. Almas works on the arm and applies a triangle in the ropes and Nakamura tags in. Nakamura kicks Ali in the ribs and applies a Fujiwara arm bar. Rusev tags in and kicks Ali in the ribs. Rusev kicks Ali and Ali punches back. Rusev keeps Ali from making the tag and Nakamura tags in and kicks Ali before Rusev sends Ali to the mat and Nakamura gets a near fall. Nakamura with a chin lock and arm bar.

Almas tags in and connects with a forearm. Rusev with a bear hug. Rusev kicks Ali and then he knocks Black and Ricochet off the apron. Rusev wtih a splash into the corner. Ali with a DDT and both men are down. Almas and Black tag in and Black with a forearm and elbow. Black with kicks and a leg sweep. Black with a sliding knee to the head. Black with a near fall and then Ricochet hits a double drop kick. Ricochet with a baseball slide to the floor and Ricochet with a quebrada off the ringside barrier to Rusev. Nakamura with a kick and Black with Black Mass to Nakamura.

Almas with a rollup for a near fall followed by a back elbow. Ali tags in and he takes care of Almas and hits a 450 Splash for the three count.

Winners: Aleister Black, Ricochet, and Ali

After the match, Ali is celebrating in the ring as his music hits. The others, including Black and Ricochet, are still on the outside recovering. Randy Orton suddenly flies into the screen and lays Ali out with a RKO outta nowhere. Orton's music hits as he makes his exit. Rusev is in the ring now, putting Ali out of it. Kevin Owens suddenly attacks out of nowhere, dropping Rusev with a Stunner. Owens makes his exit as his music plays.

- Still to come, Shane McMahon will be here. Also, The New Day vs. The Bar and McIntyre.

Backstage:

Kayla Braxton is backstage with The Usos. She asks about tonight's title defense but they interrupt with a congratulations to Kofi Kingston. They mention their win at WrestleMania 35 and say something they never say - we need to win. They say tonight is about proving who is the best tag team in WWE today, no it's about proving the best tag team in WWE history. They welcome The Hardy Boys to The Uso Penitentiary and walk off. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and R Truth and Carmella are in the ring to host Wrestlemania. Truth mentions Becky Lynch being the Raw and Smackdown Women's Champion and Carmella mentions that Kofi is the WWE Champion. Truth says that not only did they have the world's largest seven second dance break on Sunday, Carmella beat Andre the Giant to win the Battle Royal. Carmella says Sunday was such a great moment and Carmella reminds us that it was a year ago she cashed in her briefcase. Carmella says she lost a title but gained a friend who told her to have fun. Carmella says she sees big things in her future.

Samoa Joe's music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Truth punches Joe and Joe runs into a leg lariat. Truth wtih a kick but Joe avoids the scissors kick and Joe with the Coquina Clutch. Joe knocks Truth to the floor. Joe says what stands before you is the man who destroyed Rey Mysterio in less than sixty seconds. He may take less time to beat up any other superstars.

Braun Strowman's music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Braun backs Joe into the turnbuckles and punches Joe and hits a clothesline into the corner. Braun runs into a boot and Joe applies the Coquina Clutch. Braun backs Joe into the turnbuckles and tries to get Joe up for a power slam. Joe escapes and goes to the floor and gets his title belt before going to the back.

Braun walks to the stage as new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The IIconics come out. They offer a handshake to Braun but he just stares at them and walks to the back. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce head to the ring for a title defense and we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Billie Kay and Peyton Royce mention that two nights ago they defied all the odds and emerged with the Women's Tag Team Championships. Billie says champions talk about being fighting champions. Peyton says they will walk. Billie says they will defend the titles anywhere against anyone. Peyton says they will be defending the titles against the best team they could find in Brooklyn. Peyton says they are looking forward to facing a prestigious team. Billie says the future of the tag team division will be IICONIC.

Peyton Royce and Billie Kay vs. Karissa and Kristen for the Women's Tag Team Championship

Billie and Karissa start things off and Peyton tags in and they kick Karissa and pose. We see Paige watching from the back. Peyton with a forearm and BIllie tags in and Peyton with a spinning heel kick. Billie tags in and she sends Karissa into the turnbuckles. Peyton tags in and chokes Karissa. They send Karissa into her corner to tag in Kristen. Kristen with a foearm to Peyton and a rollup on Billie for a near fall.

Billie with a boot to the head and Peyton tags in. Billie holds up Kristen for a knee from Peyton for the three count.

Winners: Peyton Royce and Billie Kay

Backstage:


Paige is asked why is she on Smackdown. Paige says it is one week until the Superstar Shake Up. She says she wanted to get a closer look at the new Women's Tag Team Champs. They stopped the undefeated streak of the Brooklyn Belles. Paige says she is going to be bringing in an impressive tag team of her own next week.

- Shane McMahon makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and Shane is in the ring with his Best In the World trophy. We see stills from his Falls Count Anywhere win over The Miz at WrestleMania 35. Shane says we've had a good week and next week will be even better with the Superstar Shakeup, but let's reflect on WrestleMania. He talks about some of the big moments at WrestleMania on Sunday. Shane says those thousands of people came to WrestleMania and tuned in for one reason - to see him take out The Miz. Fans boo him again. Shane says now that Miz is in his rear view mirror, and Miz isn't here tonight because he's tending to his dad George. Fans boo Shane and starts chanting "Mr. Miz" now. Shane says George had the audacity at WrestleMania to come into the ring and aggressively put his hands up, stepping in to Shane. Shane says he couldn't believe it. He says Mr. Miz then punched him in his eye. Shane is sporting a shiner tonight and the camera gives us a close-up. Fans chant "you deserved it!" to Shane. Shane says he had no choice but to defend himself, which is why he put George down. Shane says that 68 year old baked potato face in the sun got exactly what was coming to him. Shane says they found out he is exactly what he says he is - the best in the world.

Shane says while we're talking about best in the world, Greg Hamilton... fans start chanting for CM Punk. Shane just says "Please..." in response, and then calls Greg into the ring. Shane didn't like how Greg introduced him and he asks what was going on. Greg says he came to the arena today and several WWE fans threatened him if he announced Shane as the best in the world again. Greg says he was a little afraid. Shane says this is Brooklyn after all but this is the best city in the world because he, the best in the world, lives here. Shane says Greg doesn't need to worry about anyone but the person standing in front of him. Shane backs Greg into the ropes and has him announce him as the best in the world. Shane says the first wasn't good enough. Greg goes again and fans chant for Punk again. Shane didn't like the second introduction and wants another. Shane says Greg choked again. Shane walks Greg out of the ring and has him doing it a fourth time but he's still not satisfied. Shane walks Greg to the stage but he's still not satisfied with the intro. Shane gives him one more chance and says if he doesn't get it this time, the repercussions won't be good. Greg gives a loud, lengthy intro this time and it looks like Shane approves. Some fans boo and chant for Punk again. Shane tells Greg that was a nice job and sends him back to the ring. Shane dances around a few steps and goes right to the back.

- We take a look at Elias being interrupted by the Undertaker on Raw.

- We go to the ring and out first comes The Hardy Boys, Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. Back to commercial.

Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy vs. Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso for the Smackdown Tag Titles

Jey and Matt start things off. They lock up and Matt with a wrist lock and he works on the arm with arm wringers. Jeff tags in and they hit a double back elbow followed by a leg drop and fist drop for a near fall. Jimmy tags in and chops Jeff. Jeff with a wrist lock and punches to the arm. Matt tags in and goes to the turnbuckles for a screaming elbow drop. Jimmy with head butts and Matt with punches. Jey makes the tag and Jimmy with a Samoan drop and Jey gets a near fall.

Matt is sent to the floor and Jimmy with a punch when Jey deals with the referee. Jey punches Matt and sends him into the ringside barrier. Matt with a kick and punch but Jey with a punch of his own. Matt is sent into the ring and Jey follows. Jey with a front face lock and Jimmy tags in. JImmy punches Matt and chops him. Jimmy with a hard Irish whip and Jey tags in. Jimmy with a back breaker and Jey with a punch to the throat. Jey with a front face lock.

Jey with a belly-to-back suplex to Matt. Jimmy and Jey with a double hard Irish whip to Matt. Matt with punches to Jimmy and Jimmy goes for a Samoan drop but Matt escapes and hits a DDT. Jeff tags in and punches Jey and hits a punch to the head. Jeff with a reverse atomic drop and leg drop followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Jeff has a kick blocked and Jey with a kick blocked. Jey with an enzugiri. Jey is sent to the floor as Jimmy tags in. Jimmy misses Whisper in the Wind but Jeff does not and Jeff gets a near fall. Matt tags in and they hit Poetry in Motion. Matt with a Side Effect for a near fall.

Jeff tags in but Jimmy with a super kick to Matt. Jeff with a rollup for a near fall. Jimmy with a super kick and Jey tags in and hits a splash for a near fall. Jimmy and Jey go to opposite corners but Matt stops Jey for a moment. Jeff is able to move out of the way when Jimmy and Jey come off the turnbuckles. Matt tags in and he goes for a Twist of Fate on Jimmy but Jimmy pushes him away. Jeff tags in. Matt with a Twist of Fate followed by a Swanton from Jeff for the three count.

Winners and New SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Hardy Boys

After the match, The Hardys celebrate with their titles as the music hits. The Usos exit. Matt celebrates with some of his family at ringside. Kayla Braxton comes into the ring to interview The Hardys but the music interrupts and out comes Lars Sullivan. Lars stares down The Hardys as he marches to the ring. They do the same. Lars enters the ring but they attack him. Lars fights off Jeff first and sends Matt out of the ring. Lars grabs Jeff and drives him into the mat like he did to WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle on RAW. Matt comes in and Lars also drives him down. Fans chant "you suck!" at Lars. Lars goes to the top rope and delivers a big diving headbutt to Matt. Some fans chant "you can't wrestle!" at Lars as he looks over The Hardys and exits the ring. We go to replays as Lars' music hits. Lars heads to the stage and poses while talking some trash back at the ring as The Hardys recover.

- Still to come, our six-man main event. Also, Becky Lynch will be here. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. Becky says what a week. On Sunday, she did exactly what she said she would do in the main event of Wrestlemania. She became the first women's dual champ. She says she thinks that sounds like cause for celebration. That is why she tried to do on Monday night. Let's see what happened and we take a look at Lacey Evans going to her invisible border and punches Becky. We see the brawl between the two.

Becky says Lacey Evans finally decided to get her gloves dirty and punch her. That punch reminds Becky that she is holding two targets. Regardless of the Superstar Shake Up, as long as she has the titles, she is on both show. She challenges everyone who wants to come after her. Becky says if she has to beat everyone in the locker room and sleep with one eye open for the rest of her career, she will. Becky says she has done through hell to get here and you will have to get through a red headed devil to take the titles from her.

Becky goes on about being a fighting champion and she makes her exit up the ramp. Becky stops and poses for the fans. She turns around right as Lacey comes out and drops her with the big Woman's Right right hand. Lacey stops and poses on the stage as her music hits. Becky recovers and stumbles around while watching Evans head to the back. We go to replays.

- Still to come, The New Day vs. The Bar and Drew McIntyre. Back to commercial.

- Before our main event Sami Zayn makes his way to the stage. Sami says this crowd is not worth it.

Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods vs. Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, and Cesaro.

Woods floats over Sheamus and hits a forearm and splash into the corner. Big E tags in and hits a shoulder in the corner. Kofi tags in and hits a double stomp for a near fall. Woods tags in and hits a double sledge to the arm from the turnbuckles. Cesaro drops Woods on the top rope and Sheamus clotheslines Woods over the top rope. Drew tags in and hits the wheelbarrow slam onto the announce table.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Big E tags in and hits two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes on Cesaro followed by another belly-to-belly suplex. Big E with a Warrior Splash. Big E knocks Sheamus off the apron and Cesaro is sent to the apron. Cesaro with a knee to stop Big E. Cesaro with a cross body but Big E rolls through to get a near fall. Big E goes for the Big Ending but Cesaro gets to his feet and Sheamus tags in and hits a knee. Sheamus and Cesaro with a spike White Noise for a near fall. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker to Woods.

Sheamus sets for a Brogue Kick on Big E but Big E with a clothesline. Kofi with Shadows Over Hell and he sets for Trouble in Paradise but he kicks Cesaro off the apron and hits a plancha onto Cesaro. Kofi with a kick to Sheamus and he sets for Trouble in Paradise again. Sheamus catches Kofi and Kofi gets to his feet. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.

Winners: Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods

After the match, Kofi brings his sons into the ring to celebrate as we go to credits.


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