Smackdown Live Results – 5/14/19
Smackdown Live Results – 5/14/19
Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & Cory Graves
Roman Reigns making his entrance.
He says he’s got unfinished business from Raw last night and he’s not waiting for Money in the Bank. He calls Elias out and says he’s a huge problem that we’re going to solve right now, and he introduces one of his solutions, the Miz.
Enter Shane McMahon, flanked by Elias.
Shane begins by saying just because the Big Dog invited Miz doesn’t make him a Wild Card, and in fact, because Miz disgusts him, he’s going to invoke his privilege and ban the A-Lister from the building tonight. Elias tells Reigns to stay right there because he has something to say– make all the corny jokes you like but underestimating him is going to be the biggest mistake of his career.
At Money in the Bank he’s going to prove why Vince McMahon chose him as the biggest acquisition in SmackDown history and find out that WWE does, in fact, stand for “Walk With Elias.” McMahon suggests that if Roman and Miz aren’t going to leave on their own power, maybe they have to be made to leave, and there are a few other people that hate Miz’s guts willing to help make that happen.
Enter Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan, All four heels advance on the ring and start beating our babyfaces down! Taking them to the floor– THE USOS ARE ON SMACKDOWN TO MAKE THE SAVE! In the ring, off the ropes… STEREO SUICIDE DIVES TO EVEN THE SCORE! Rowan decks them with a wicked double clothesline and throws them back in the ring where the beatdown continues until Roman saves his cousins!
The babyfaces run the heels off and stand tall
Shane McMahon says he’s going to prove his point tonight by making a handicap match between the four of them on one hand and Roman Reigns and the Usos on the other, with Miz banned on pain of losing his steel cage match.
Randy Orton gets on the mic and says this Sunday he’s going to climb this ladder and grab the briefcase to become Mr. Money in the Bank for the second time, and then the three most dangerous letters for the WWE Champion will be RKO.
Zelina Vega gets a promo on Andrade’s intro, saying everyone is so sensitive to spoilers, whether Game of Thrones or Avengers: Endgame, but they don’t care about spoilers and Almas wants us all to know his endgame, and they’re going to ruin Money in the Bank for us right now. Cien takes the mic and says that in five days he’s going to climb the ladder and win the briefcase
RANDY ORTON VS ANDRADE W/ZELINA VEGA VS ALI VS FINN BALOR:
Ali fakes Orton out on a leap before hitting the Leaping Tornado DDT, but Andrade makes the save, Balor with a Final Cut on Andrade, Orton blocks the Final Cut, Leaping Enzugiri, up top, Andrade takes him down, Running Meteora for a near fall, Andrade brings out some ladders, Lai with a Barrel Roll Sit-Out Facebuster on Balor, up top, 450, Finn evades, Ali rolls through, but rolls right into a RKO, Finn counters La Sombra into a Small Package for a near fall, Balor wipes everyone out with a Tope con Hilo, Andrade sends Finn into the steps, back in & hits La Sombra for the win
Andrade climbs the ladder to remind us of the rules of Money in the Bank and here comes Ricochet to climb the ladder with him and knock him down! Ricochet retrieves the briefcase and leaves with it!
Kofi Kingston is backstage contemplating the WWE Championship when Xavier Woods rolls up.
Kofi asks him to hang back tonight because he’s so banged up and let him handle business with Kevin Owens. Woods agrees
Charlotte Flair makes her entrance and we get a recap of last night’s contract signing.
She gets on the mic and says Sunday will see her leave victorious as the SmackDown Women’s Champion before cueing the video package covering her rivalry with Becky Lynch that was previously promised.
Lacey Evans is staring in a mirror backstage before asking if they forgot about her and addressing the camera directly.
She says she guesses people are too busy watching reruns of the Becky/Charlotte show and have forgotten that Lynch has got two title matches on Sunday, one of which she’s going to lose. After Lacey teaches her about a Woman’s Right, she’ll be Becky Black Eye
SHANE MCMAHON, ELIAS, THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN & ROWAN VS ROMAN REIGNS & THE USOS:
Jey looked for the Samoan Splash, Elias evades, Jey lands on his feet, but looked to tweak his right knee, Bryan with a Dropkick to the knee, but Jey gets his foot on the rope, Rowan with a Big Splash for a near fall, Elias with a pair of Leaping Kneedrops for a 2 count, Roman with The Never-Ending Story on Bryan followed by a Big Boot, locked & loaded, Bryan counters the Superman Punch with a Roundhouse Kick, Elias with a Jumping Knee for a 2 count, Rowan with a Elbow Drop for a 2 count, Skull Crusher, Roman fights out, Jimmy uncorks a barrage of Superkicks, Jey tags in, stereo Superkicks for everyone, Drift Away on Jey, Jimmy with a Superkick, Bryan with a Busakiu Knee, but Roman makes the save, Superman Punch on Rowan on the floor, Elias sends Roman into the steps, Shane up top, he goes Coast to Coast on Jey for the win
WINNERS: SHANE MCMAHON, ELIAS, THE NEW DANIEL BRYAN & ROWAN
HERE COMES THE MIZ, CHAIR IN HAND! He takes Elias out and slides in the ring, shots to Rowan, McMahon runs away, Superkick Party takes Bryan out and the Big Dog spears Rowan for good measure as Shane gets to the stage.
Replay of Bray channeling his darkness from Firefly Fun House
Ember Moon gets a handcam promo talking about how she’s going to manifest her own greatness and win Money in the Bank.
As does Bayley’s, whose promo hinges around it being a chance for her to step out of the shadows and prove she’s not just a hugger or a weak link
Paige cuts a promo.
She says it’s good to be home and she introduces her clients as the Kabuki Warriors. You’re not just looking at the next WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, but the future of the entire division.
Fire and Desire come out with microphones during their entrance and Mandy Rose tells Paige to take it down a notch, she just named a tag team. Sonya Deville chimes in and Mandy says names matter, like Ms. Money in the Bank, which is what they’ll call her after Sunday, and then they’ll go after the tag titles together, so they’re actually the future of the women’s division
THE KABUKI WARRIORS VS FIRE & DESIRE:
Kairi with a Running Crossbody on Rose for a 2 count, Rose with Goddess Death for a 2 count, Sonya with a Sliding Knee for a 2 count, Kairi avoids another Goddess Death, Roundouse Kick to Rose, Asuka Lock, but Sonya makes the save, Asuka with a Rolling Solebut, Shoot Kicks then a Buzzsaw Kick, but Sonya counters with a Spinebuster, Mandy wants the glory for herself, she goes for the pin, but Asuka grabs her in a Crucifix Pin for the win
WINNERS: THE KABUKI WARRIORS
Backstage, Kayla Braxton is set to interview Lars Sullivan but he’s nowhere to be seen and she’s visibly nervous as we cut to a video package for the big average dork.
When it’s over, he’s there and she stutters her way through part of a question before leaving as he remains silent.
Kevin Owens is backstage to hype up the Kevin Owens Show and explain why only Kofi Kingston is on his show tonight– it’s because he’s the only one he’s wrestling, and he’s asking the question of if Kofi can stand on his own. He knows the answer, and on Sunday, so will the entire WWE Universe after he breaks his back or his rib or knocks a shoulder out of socket or he’s cut off by New Day’s music
Kofi Kingston is chilling in one of the Kevin Owens Show set’s office chairs with microphone in hand.
He says he received his invitation, so here he is. Kevin said that he wanted Kofi and the title, well on Sunday he’s gonna get his chance. But what about tonight? He’s here on the KO Show as a guest and it’d only be fitting if he came out here to be the host, so here’s an introduction. Owens doesn’t come out and so Kofi asks if he’s shook. Of course he couldn’t be shook, talking such a big game, so come on out here and make good on–
Kev interrupts from the tron and says he guesses his little buddies couldn’t make it. It’s lonely at the top, isn’t it? For the first time in eleven years, Kofi finds himself alone, and at the worst time possible. It really was a dream come true, winning the title and sharing it with his brothers and his family, but during those eleven years did he ever wonder what happens when the dream ends?
Reality sets in, and reality is he’s only champion because of New Day, and that means he loses on Sunday, and here’s proof. His proof comes in the form of a video package covering KO’s debut against John Cena and the way he tore through New Day that establishes him as a dangerous man. Kingston says that didn’t prove anything and he’s getting tired of hearing him talk, so he dumps the chairs from the ring and says if he’s not coming down there–
Owens says he’ll come down and leaves the screen immediately.
Lo and behold, enter Kevin Owens. He heads towards the ring and stops a little short of ringside before turning around and leaving. A few more steps and he turns back around and again stops short before leaving. Kingston slides out and gives chase and we got a brawl in the ramp! SAMI ZAYN MAKES THE SAVE FOR HIS BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD!
They put boots to Kofi together and throw him into the apron before setting him up for the powerbomb… XAVIER WOODS MAKES THE SAVE! Frye/Takayama punches with Owens, he gets thrown into the post but Kingston has had a moment to recover and starts fighting back! The Canadians hammer him with punches and throw him into the steel steps!
Back inside, putting boots to him again, choking him in the corner and yelling, KO says he could end it right now but he’s not, he’s going to leave just enough for him to make it to Sunday so he can take the title! He backs off.. KOFI DODGES THE CANNONBALL! Sami attacks and hooks Kingston over the ropes for punches to the face, off the ropes… HE DODGES THE HELLUVA KICK TOO! TROUBLE IN PARADISE CONNECTS!
Kofi Kingston stands tall as the show ends