Tuesday, September 24, 2019

WWE Smackdown Results (9/24) - San Francisco, CA

WWE Smackdown Results (9/24) - San Francisco, CA
Tonight's episode starts off with a look at Erick Rowan's comments last week and a recap of the whole situation around Rowan, Luke Harper, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns.

We are live from the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA., as Erick Rowan makes his way to the ring.

Rowan takes the mic as fans boo. He says what happened last week was a work of art. Rowan says some people paint or draw, but he annihilates. The boos pick up. Rowan goes on about commanding respect but fans respond with a "you suck!" chant.

Erick says you like to belittle him and make up names about him. You call him a redwood tree and that means you saw him as less than human. That has changed because might makes right. It doesn't matter where you are on the fence or what side you are on, if you can dominate, you are right. Roman Reigns and Dan know that he is right. The entire locker room knows that he is right.

Daniel Bryan's music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. Daniel says you feel disrespected and you think you are right? If you want some respect, fight him right now. Bryan drops the mic and they both ready for a match as the referee gets in between them to start things.

Daniel Bryan vs. Erick Rowan

The bell rings and Daniel Bryan charges. Erick Rowan locks up into the corner and launches Bryan across the ring. Bryan charges but Rowan nails a big clothesline. Rowan drops an elbow and splashes Bryan.

Rowan tosses Bryan out of the ring. Rowan runs around the ring and nails a crossbody on the floor. Rowan stands over Bryan and yells out as fans boo him. Rowan sends Bryan face-first into the ring post. Rowan breaks the 10 count and goes back to work on Bryan, bringing him in the ring. Fans chant for Bryan as Rowan stomps on him. Rowan with knees to the back as he keeps Bryan grounded. Rowan keeps control but Bryan starts fighting back. Rowan drops him with a spinning kick for a close 2 count. We go to commercial.

We are back and Rowan power bombs Bryan into the ring post. Rowan returns to the ring and talks trash as the referee checks on Bryan at ringside. The referee returns to the ring to count.

Bryan makes it back in right before the 10 count. Rowan attacks and unloads with stomps in the corner. Rowan with a running splash into the corner. Rowan charges again but Bryan also charges and kicks his leg out for a pop. Rowan gets up first but Bryan chop blocks the knee out. Bryan with another shot to the knee to bring Rowan down. Bryan wraps Rowan's leg around the ring post and slams it a few times. Bryan dropkicks the leg into the post from the apron and slams it again. Bryan returns to the ring and uppercuts Rowan. Bryan with a running dropkick into the corner, and another. Bryan charges again but Rowan catches him in mid-move and drops him into a big slam for a close 2 count. Rowan can't believe Bryan kicked out.

Rowan with a bear hug on Bryan now, clubbing him while holding him. Bryan fights out but Rowan works him over and delivers a powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Bryan kicks out at two. The screen splits as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Rowan continues to dominate. Rowan goes for another powerbomb in the middle of the ring but Bryan slides out and goes for a pin but but it's blocked. Bryan sends Rowan over the top rope to the floor. Bryan runs the ropes for a suicide dive but it's blocked. Rowan grabs Bryan but Bryan shoves him face-first into the ring post for a pop. They return to the ring and Bryan goes to the top for a missile dropkick. Bryan kips up as fans cheer him on.

Fans chant "yes!" as Bryan delivers his signature kicks while Rowan is on his knees. Bryan with a roundhouse kick to the face for a close 2 count. Bryan goes back to the top but Rowan catches him on the way down and goes for a chokeslam. Bryan counters and brings Rowan to the mat with a body lock. Bryan turns that into the LeBell Lock in the middle of the ring. Bryan breaks the hold when Luke Harper appears on the apron.

Bryan sends Harper off the apron into the edge of the announce table. Bryan continues but Harper isn't phased. Harper stands on the announce table and watches as Rowan brings Bryan back into the ring by his head. Rowan hangs Bryan from the top rope with his leg trapped in the top rope. He finally breaks it and delivers a second Iron Claw slam in the middle of the ring. Rowan covers for the pin to win.

Winner: Erick Rowan

After the match, Harper hits the ring as Rowan's music hits. Harper manhandles Bryan some and goes out of the ring to help Rowan clear the announce table. The music interrupts and out comes Roman Reigns to a pop. Roman leaps off the steel steps or a Superman Punch to Harper. Reigns rocks Rowan and delivers a Drive By to Rowan. Harper and Rowan double team Reigns and bring him over to the announce table as some fans boo them. Bryan tries to make the save. Harper brings Bryan into the ring. Bryan ducks a big shot and drops Harper with a flying knee. Rowan returns to the ring and goes for a third Iron Claw on Bryan but Reigns makes the save and drops Rowan with a big Spear. Reigns checks on Bryan but Bryan doesn't want the help. Bryan gets to his feet limping. Bryan takes the mic and says all he wants is a one word answer - do the fans want to see he and Reigns kick these disrespectful asses? Fans pop and start a "yes!" chant. Rowan and Harper watch from the ramp as Bryan and Reigns stand in the ring together. Bryan's music hits and he hypes the crowd up.

- Still to come, Charlotte Flair and WWE 24/7 Champion Carmella vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks. Also, a look at Brock Lesnar ahead of his WWE Title match on October 4. Back to commercial.

- We are back and it is time to talk about Brock Lesnar. We have a video package for Brock. Paul Heyman says he is a career killer. You cannot survive Suplex City and the onslaught. You can't survive the F5s. You cannot survive Brock Lesnar.


Michael Cole is with the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. Cole asks Kofi about Brock Lesnar's challenge. Cole asks why did Kofi accept the challenge. Kofi says when he became champion, he promised that he would be a fighting champion. This is another chapter of him fighting. He is asked how to prepare. Kofi says you don't know what Brock will do in the ring, but Kofi says he feels he is at the top of his game. He has beaten some of the best in the WWE and he feels pretty good. Cole asks about being on the Fox premiere of Smackdown and he will be defending the title. He is asked if he is feeling the pressure. Kofi says he always feels the pressure. Kofi says this is a big deal and he enjoys being on display. Kofi says he is not ready to relinquish the title yet. When he walks out of Smackdown next week, he will still be the WWE Champion.

- Chad Gable makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

- We are back and Chad Gable says that Baron Corbin said no matter how Chad tried, he would come up short. Chad tells us that was a short joke. HIs run in the King of the Ring Tournament was no joke. Last night was no joke. Baron took the low road and got intentionally disqualified.

Mike Kanellis interrupts and he tells Chad he is sorry to cut him short, but he came here to prove to his pregnant wife that size does matter.

Chad Gable vs. Mike Kanellis

Gable with a belly-to-belly suplex followed by Chaos Theory. Gable with an ankle lock and Kanellis taps out.

Winner: Chad Gable

After the match, Elias shows up on the TitanTron and he says he has been following Chad's story and it inspired him to write a song.


Tom brings up the new 24/7 Champion, Carmella. Charlotte Flair walks in the back and she sees R Truth. Charlotte asks Truth if he saw Carmella. Truth says he does not know anyone named Carmella. Truth mentions that she is on the run since she is the 48/7 Champion. Carmella shows up and Charlotte tells Carmella that she hopes she is focused on the match. Carmella says that this is not the Bayley she knows but Charlotte says this is the Bayley she knows. Truth wooos as Charlotte and Carmella walk to the ring.

- We go to commercial.

- We are back and Tom thanks USA Network for what they have done for Smackdown over the years. Corey reminds everyone that Raw is still on USA Network.

Charlotte Flair and Carmella (with R Truth) vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks

Sasha and Carmella start things off while the 24/7 Title is suspended during the match. Sasha sends Carmella to the mat and follows with an Irish whip. Carmella avoids a splash into the corner and moonwalks. Carmella with a bulldog into the turnbuckles followed by a clothesline for a near fall. Sasha with a forearm and she sends Carmella to the floor. Bayley tags in and Bayley stands over Carmella and then connects with forearms. Bayley sends Carmella into the announce table. Bayley sends Carmella back into the ring and gets a near fall.

Bayley with forearms and she sends Carmella into the turnbuckles. Sasha tags in and they send Carmella into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a snap mare and she runs into a reverse chin lock. Carmella with elbows and Sasha sends Carmella to the mat. Bayley tags in and Bayley punches Carmella. Carmella with forearms and Bayley keeps Carmella from making the tag. Carmella escapes a slam and hits Edge-O-Matic and Charlotte tags in and clotheslines Bayley and kicks Sasha off the apron. Charlotte with chops and a belly-to-back suplex.

Charlotte with a fallaway slam. Charlotte with a back breakeer and a running boot to the head. Charlotte goes for a figure four leg lock and she bridges but Sasha with Meteora. Sasha tags in and she gets on Charlotte's back but Charlotte with a backpack stunner. Sasha sends Charlotte to the turnbuckles and Carmella tags in and hits a cross body and drop kick. Sasha leaps over Carmella but Carmella with a super kick for a near fall. Bayley is sent to teh apron and Carmella with thrust kicks to knock Bayley off the apron. Carmella with a rollup for a near fall but Sasha with Banks Statement and Carmella taps out.

Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks

After the match, the Female version of the Benny Hill Chase Crew go after Carmella and she rides Truth to the back.

Charlotte goes after Sasha and Bayley but Sasha with a lungblower. They double team her until the music interrupts and out comes RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch. Becky avoids a double team attack and unloads on Banks and Bayley, going back and forth on each. She applies the Disarm Her on Banks but Bayley pulls her partner to safety. Lynch stands tall in the ring and taunts Banks and Bayley as her music starts back up.

- Shane and his attorneys are in the office looking at papers as we go to commercial.

Ali vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (with Sami Zayn) in a Non Title Match

We go back to the ring and out comes Ali. Sami Zayn is out next to the stage. He takes the mic and demands fans show some respect for the WWE Intercontinental Champion. The music hits and out comes Shinsuke Nakamura for this non-title match.

Nakamura with a kick to the leg and an Irish whip but Ali floats over and hits a drop kick. Ali with a suicide dive and he sends Nakamura back into the ring and hits a cross body for a near fall. Ali is sent to the apron and Ali with a kick and he kicks Zayn away. Nakamura sends Ali into the ring post. Zayn taunts Ali. Nakamura puts Ali on the apron and Nakamura with a knee to the back of the neck. Nakamura gets a near fall. Nakamura with a knee to the head and Nakamura kicks Ali. Nakamura with a front face lock.

Ali blocks a kick and hits a spinning heel kick. Nakamura misses a splash into the corner and Ali with a kick and rolling X Factor. Ali with a running double knee strike in the corner and then he puts Nakamura on the turnbuckles. Ali goes for a Frankensteiner but Nakamura pushes Ali off the turnbuckles. Ali lands on his feet and hits a drop kick as Nakamura comes off the turnbuckles. Ali gets a near fall. Nakamura misses a round kick but hits a back heel kick.

Nakamura with a kick and sliding German suplex. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Ali with a super kick and both men are down. Ali gets a near fall. Ali goes up top and Nakamura with a kick to the head and a running knee to the ribs. Nakamura goes for the reverse exploder but Ali lands on his feet and gets a near fall with a rollup. Ali with a tornado DDT and he goes up top for a 450 splash but Zayn pulls Nakamura to the floor. Ali with a flip dive over the referee onto Nakamura. Ali sends Nakamura back into the ring and then he goes after Zayn. Zayn goes back into the ring and Nakamura with Kinshasa for the three count.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

- We take a look at the situation between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens that led to this Wrongful Termination lawsuit.

- Shane is in his office with his attorneys as we go to commercial.

- We are back and surprise, surprise, we are told that Erick Rowan and Luke Harper will face Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan at Hell in a Cell.

The New Day vs. The B-Team

Axel and Woods start things off and Axel with a kick. Woods with a drop kick. Woods floats over on an Iris whip and Woods with a kick. Dallas distracts Woods and Axel with a forearm and kicks. Bo tags in and kicks Woods. Axel tags in and Bo with a snap mare and Axel with a reverse chin lock. Axel with a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Woods lands on his feet. Axel backs Woods into the turnbuckles Axel with a DDT after knocking Big E off the apron. Bo tags in and gets a near fall. Woods is sent to the floor.

Bo calls for the B Train and Big E joins in and sends Axel into the ringside barrier. Woods with a rollup on Bo for a near fall. Woods with a kick and Big E tags in. Woods with Up Up Down Down on Bo for the three count.

Winners: The New Day

- Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville are walking in the back and they talk about Mandy being on the cover of Maxim. Mandy is handing out autographed magazines to people. Otis of Heavy Machinery interrupts and wants a selfie with Rose, then he take a look at the magazine and... YEEEAH!

- The Kabuki Warriors make their way to the ring but we go to commercial.

The Kabuki Warriors vs. Fire & Desire

Asuka and Sonya start things off and they lock up. Sonya runs her forearm across the bridge of the nose. Sonya with a waist lock take down. Sonya with a kick to the back. Asuka blocks a kick and kicks Sonya in the leg. Asuka with a back heel kick but Sonya with a kick to the leg. Sonya with a side head lock. Sonya with a shoulder tackle but Asuka with a shoulder tackle of her own. Sane tags in and they hit a double hip toss followed by a drop kick and kick to the back combination for a near fall.

Sane misses a spinning back fist and Sonya with a punch. Sane is sent to the floor and Mandy tags in. Mandy decides to show everyone her magazine instead of working over Sane. Sane kicks the magazine away and chops Mandy. Sane with a forearm and chop. Mandy is sent back into the ring. Sane with a head scissors take down. Sane sets for the Sliding D and hits it. Sane knocks Sonya off the apron and then Sonya pulls Sane down when Mandy distracts the referee. Mandy with a forearm for a near fall.

Mandy with an Irish whip and forearms. Sane with forearms to get out of the corner. Rose keeps Sane from making the tag but Sane kicks Mandy away. Asuka tags in and hits a drop kick followed by a pop up knee. Asuka with a hip attack into the corner followed by a kick and bulldog. Asuka with a Shining Wizard but Sonya breaks up the cover. Sane takes care of Sonya. Mandy with a rollup for a near fall. Sane tags in and Asuka with a Codebreaker followed by an elbow drop from Sane for the three count.

Winners: Asuka and Kairi Sane

- Shane and his attorneys head to the ring as we go to commercial.

- We are back and we are told that Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will be facing Sasha Banks and Bayley next week on Smackdown.

In the Arena:

Shane McMahon is in the ring with his lawyers and one of them has a briefcase. Shane introduces Kevin to his attorneys and Shane mentions Kevin's frivolous lawsuit. Shane says he has a proposition for Kevin. Option 1: He keeps Kevin in court for years and he pays millions of dollars in legal fees. It will be appeal after appeal after appeal. Shane says there is Option 2. Shane says Option 2 is that Kevin drops the lawsuit and Shane will reinstate Kevin on the spot and he will drop the fine. Shane says it is clear what the smart choice is. Shane wants to start with a clean slate and Shane offers his hand.

Kevin tells Shane he is a real idiot. You don't get it. Kevin says the idea of a lawsuit makes him sick, but the only thing that makes him sicker is Shane in the back. Kevin says he does not want to be in the same locker room as Shane. This is not about money. It is about getting under Shane's skin and getting what he wants. He wants to see Shane's ass get fired.

Kevin suggests settling this with a match. If Shane wins, he drops the lawsuit and he is gone. Kevin says if he wins, Shane is gone from WWE. Kevin says he does not want a regular match. He wants a match that will hurt Shane as much as he wants to hurt Shane. Kevin says this has been hanging over his head for years. Kevin says you talk about climbing the ladder. Why not put the fate over our heads and have a ladder match.

Shane tells Kevin he's got it.


Kayla Braxton is backstage with RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch to ask her about the upcoming Hell In a Cell match with Sasha Banks. Banks suddenly attacks Becky from behind and beats her down. Banks manhandles Lynch some and uses the steel of a fence against her. WWE officials rush to break things up, forcing Banks to back off. SmackDown goes off the air with Banks standing tall over Becky, who sells the beatdown.