Smackdown Live Results – 4/16/19
Smackdown Live Results – 4/16/19
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & Cory Graves
Kevin Owens makes his entrance in a suit and tie to host another edition of the Kevin Owens Show.
He soaks in the atmosphere of his hometown crowd for a moment before beginning in French and welcoming them to the Kevin Owens Show. He continues in English, saying everyone’s buzzing from the Superstar Shake-Up and in fact later tonight Mr. McMahon himself is going to be here to reveal the biggest acquisition in the history of SmackDown.
Of course, the biggest superstar is already here on SmackDown, because that’s him. But out of respect for his guest, he’s going to move on, and it’s somebody that he really does respect a lot, your WWE Champion… Kofi Kingston! He makes his entrance flanked by his New Day stablemate Xavier Woods. KO welcomes them to the show and to Montreal and invites them to take a seat before beginning the interview.
Kev says it’s great to have him here because what he did at WrestleMania is something we’ll never forget– in his first WWE Championship singles match, he faced Daniel Bryan against great odds and beat him to become the champion, and Owens wants to congratulate him in person. The crowd joins in a standing ovation and “You deserve it!” chants rain down.
Kingston says he appreciates the kind words and says that it’s because of us that he’s champion. (He said that last bit in French.) Owens says somebody’s missing, and that’s Big E. He’s not here because he’s still stuck in the splits, no, Woods explains that he was injured last week in their match, and honestly with all the Superstar Shake-Up Raw took 80% of the Up Up Down Down crew and if he doesn’t get Tyler Breeze on SmackDown he’s gonna lose his mind–
Kofi cuts him off and tells him everything’s going to be fine. KO says New Day are scheduled to wrestle Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura tonight, and since they’re used to being a trio and Kingston’s carrying precious cargo, they need some backup more than ever, and he offers his services as Big K before realizing Big O is funnier.
New Day say that’s a big commitment and there’s a lot to it– wearing crop tops, testing cereal, throwing pancakes, video game tournaments, movement of the groinal region, and so on. Owens gives them a little hip swivel and some pelvic thrusts, which seems to impress Xavier and Kofi. Kingston says he’s a champion of the people, so if Montreal’s into it, they’ll make Kev an honorary member of the New Day!
The crowd is in fact into it, so it’s settled! Kofi presents Owens with a crop top New Day shirt and he puts it on over his t-shirt and tie. He kneels and they present him a unicorn horn, officially inducting him to New Day as the honorary Big O!
Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura are walking backstage when Cesaro rolls up to offer his services to counter Kevin Owens in their tag team match tonight
(Samoa Joe was originally supposed to be on Raw last night, but was dealing with a case of the flu)
FINN BALOR VS ALI:
Balor with a Back Elbow for a 2 count, Charging Elbow for a 2 count, Final Cut for a 2 count, Slingblade, he charges, but Ali with a Superkick for a 2 count, Balor blocks the Leaping Tornado DDT, take the legs out and hits a Standing Double Stomp, up top, but Ali cuts him off, Avalanche Hurricanrana for a near fall, he goes up, Balor avoids the 450, Ali rolls through, but Finn with a Shotgun Dropkick, up top & hits The Coup de Grace for the win
WINNER: FINN BALOR
Backstage New Day are carrying a tray of pancakes and looking for Big O. They find him and he’s admiring the unicorn horn they gave him. They have an initiation for him, he has to eat all these pancakes faster than Big E’s record. Kev admits he’s never eaten a pancake in his life but he’s game, so they start the timer and he begins cramming pancakes down his gullet, all the while complaining about how dry they are
Another vignette starring Bray Wyatt’s shiny new hand puppet.
We go backstage and see that Kevin Owens has beaten Big E’s pancake record and is officially an honorary member of the New Day!
Xavier Woods gives him a little “One of us! One of us!” and we have a vomit scare but Kev keeps it together
CARMELLA W/R-TRUTH VS CHARLOTTE FLAIR:
Carmella ducks the Queen’s Boot, Superkick to the ribs then a Princess Kick for a 2 count, Carmella with a Crossbody off the barricade, back in for a 2 count, she mocks the Flair strut, Running Seated Senton, Charlotte sends her to the apron then knocks her to the floor with a Queen’s Boot, Charlotte with an Elevated Dragon Screw sends Carmella to the floor, Carmella with a Princess Kick on the floor, but tweaks her knee, back in the ring, Charlotte with a Chop-Block to the bad knee, Figure 4 then bridges into the Figure 8 & Carmella taps out
WINNER: CHARLOTTE FLAIR
R-Truth checks on Carmella when a pterodactyl screams out across the PA…
Here comes Lars Sullivan. Truth gets in his face and hammers him with forearms, bravery befitting a two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion! Off the ropes, a dropkick but Lars shrugs it off without flinching! Charging in again… FREAK ACCIDENT! He stares at Carmella as referee Charles Robinson helps her out before returning to Truth and hitting a Running Liger Bomb. They also announce that it’s still not sure which brand Lars is going to sign with as of yet
Becky Lynch is in the ring with both of her titles and a microphone in her hand.
She begins and says she’s gonna say it again because it says nice– she did what she said she was gonna do and beat Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania to become a double champion! A “Becky Two Belts!” chant goes up and she lets out a completely adorable “That’s me!” that I relate very much to, personally. Seeing her challengers parade around yesterday reminded her of what her job is.
Job one, run through Lacey Evans. Job two, break new ground and slap new heads right here, so whoever they bring in, she’ll batter every single one of those dopes.
Enter Ember Moon. She’s out here to make a name for herself, and–
Enter Bayley! She, too, has joined SmackDown. Becky offers her a hug but she says she thinks she got all her hugs out on Raw. It’s been a while since she’s been on the same roster with Lynch and this whole last year she willed the Women’s Tag Team Championships into existence, but as special as those titles are to her, now that she’s here on SmackDown as a singles competitor, she’s got her eyes on two other titles.
Enter the Iconic Duo. Billie Kay thinks she heard someone say “two belts”, and Peyton Royce confirms. Kay mocks Bayley and Ember for having zero belts, and they mock the Hugger extra for not having the tag titles anymore. Speaking of two belts, they have two titles, and they’re much better than Becky’s because theirs are (sing it with me) iconic.
Paige here. She says the Iconics look like they’re having a great time wearing the titles but the audience will like it better if they defend them, so she’s here to introduce the duo she’s managing on SmackDown, two gifted women she’s believed in from the beginning…
Fire and Desire interrupt, microphones in hand, and thank Paige before saying they need no introduction. Sonya Deville says SmackDown’s waited long enough for the Absolution reunion, to which Paige says they’ll have to wait because she’s here to represent two brand new, revolutionary women. The next tag team champions, in fact… Asuka is first, and then Paige introduces her tag team partner… KAIRI SANE! (So we have a fusion of 2 Joshi stables: Triple Tails – KANA, Io Shirai & Mio Shirai and Tripledom – Kairi Hojo, Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani)
And further, if you want to debut, you have to make an impact, and she sends Asuka and Sane to attack! We got a brawl! Becky watches from the corner as the eight other women continue to fight aimlessly and the babyfaces stand tall
EMBER MOON, BAYLEY, ASUKA & KAIRI SANE VS THE IICONICS AND FIRE & DESIRE:
Bayley with a Diving Back Elbow for a 2 count, Asuka with a Sliding Knee to Royce for a 2 count, another Sliding Knee, but Rose makes the save, Moons with a Springboard Crossbody, Sonya breaks Ember in half with a Spear, Bayley to Belly to Deville, Kay with Sole Food, Kairi with a Uraken, Peyton slaps Sane and dumps her to the apron, Asuka with a Uraken then an Inverted DDT, Kairi up top & hits The InSane Elbow on Royce for the win
WINNERS: KAIRI SANE, ASUKA, EMBER MOON & BAYLEY
A graphic shows the new roster members for Smackdown including Lars who’s officially made his choice apparently
The Hardy Boyz get a locker room promo where they talk about being the greatest tag team in all of space and time.
New Day coach Big O on how to do Big E’s big intro, telling him to get the fire from the loins, directly from his plums. Big O does the entrace like E usually does
Buddy Murphy gets a promo introducing himself as the man who’s spent the past six months destroying the cruiserweight division as their champion.
He announces that he’s coming to SmackDown
THE NEW DAY VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA, RUSEV & CESARO:
Honor Roll on Rusev for a 2 count, Double Bulldog for a 2 count, Kofi with a Leaping Mushroom Stomp on Nakamura for a 2 count, Unicorn Stampede then a Cannonball for a 2 count, Xavier up top, but Nakamura cuts him off, Xavier fights him off & hits a Missile Dropkick, Boom Drop to Cesaro, he looks fo rhte kill, but Rusev cuts him off, he fights off Rusev, Frog Crossbody, but Cesaro catches him, Kofi with the S.O.S. for a near fall, Cesaro takes him down into the Giant Swing, Sharpshooter, but Owens breaks it with a Superkick, Kofi ducks a Machka Kick, they take out Cesaro & Nakamura, Machka Kick blocked, Trouble in Paradise then a Stunner with Rusev giving a very Vince like sell, for the win
WINNERS: THE NEW DAY
Another creepy dollhouse vignette.
Mr. McMahon makes his entrance and gets booed out of the building because no McMahon will get cheered in Montreal. Ever. They don’t forget or forgive.
He gets on the mic and says he seldom offers a seal of approval on any given superstar, but this man that he’s signed is the future of the entire WWE and the greatest acquisition in WWE history. And why wouldn’t he be? He’s tough, he’s talented, he exudes charisma, he’s… Elias.
Elias indeed makes his entrance and thanks Vince for knowing what WWE stands for. He says he’s questioned a lot of Vince’s decisions and complains about all the interruptions, but after what he’s said and done just now, naming him the biggest acquisition in SmackDown history, well, he’s got the pulse on what SmackDown wants. And what better way to kick a new era off than by walking with Elias?
He runs Montreal down and does his usual intro…
ROMAN REIGNS IS HERE!
He gets in the ring and wastes no time, big slicing right immediatelly into the Superman Punch! Vince jaws at the Big Dog… AND HE EATS A SUPERMAN PUNCH TOO! He gets on the mic and keeps it simple– SmackDown is his yard now!
He starts leaving before heading back… Y’ALL DIDN’T THINK HE WAS GONNA LEAVE WITHOUT SPEARING ELIAS, DID YOU?!
The Big Dog surveys his yard from the stage as Vince slowly regains consciousness