Smackdown Live Results – 9/3/19

 

 

 

 

 

Smackdown Live Results – 9/3/19
Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk Scope Arena
Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & Cory Graves

Bayley makes her entrance, festive as ever.

She takes in the positive reaction from the crowd and says she doesn’t get it, it’s really confusing. Everybody’s got something to say about what happened last night, “oh my god I didn’t see that coming”, but how could you have forgotten her friendship with Sasha Banks, the one person who’s always had her back? The Hugger says she’s her best friend and nothing has changed.

She’s still trying to show us the kind of champion she could be, to lift people up with her whole heart. Every time she steps into the ring she’s trying to make us feel the way she did when she was a kid, and now she has an opportunity to show our kids what it means to be loyal. That’s why she couldn’t turn her back on Sasha after things got rough. She’s doing everything she can to put SmackDown on the map.

They deserve a champion who gets the same recognition as Becky Lynch, and she’s gonna be that champion for a long time. It starts at Clash of Champions when she beats the most selfish person on the roster, Charlotte Flair. She says Flair has no idea what it’s like–

Enter Charlotte Flair.

She gets on the mic and questions the idea that she’s selfish before turning it around and calling Bayley perceptive because she’s the queen of selfishness. But what you see– Wooo!– is what you get, and there’s no confusion nor blindsiding nor hugging. So hug that title real tight because at Clash of Champions–

Enter Sasha Banks.

Charlotte takes advantage of the distraction and blindsides Bayley! Banks tries for the save but the Queen just takes her down and beats on her until the hugger returns with a chair! They take turns wailing on Flair with the steel chair

ALI VS ELIAS:

Ali with a rollup for a 1 count, he jumps into a jackknife pin for a 2 count, Elias with a Tossing Suplex on the ramp, he sends Ali into the barricade, Gorilla Press into the timekeeper area, Ali with a Barrel Roll Sit-Out Facebuster for a near fall, Tope Suicida sends Elias face first into the barricade, back in the ring, up top, but Elias cuts him off, Ali fights him off, 450 Splash to the arm, Ali goes From Dusk Till Dawn, but Elias makes it to the rope, Elias with The Halo Bomb for a near fall, Stretch Muffler, but Ali makes it to the rope, Elias wraps the knee around the post, Elias pushes Ali off the top, but he lands on the floor, Elias off the top, but Ali blasts him out of the air with a Superkick, back in the ring, up top, 450, but no water in the pool, Elias with a knee drop to the back of the knee then finishes him with Drift Away for the win

WINNER: ELIAS

Samoa Joe is interviewed backstage.

He says last night was just a minor inconvenience and he just has to go through one more pretender to his throne, but don’t worry, his path of destruction will lead to his crown. And no matter who he gets in the finals, he’ll put them to sleep and we’ll all bend a knee to call him king

Aleister Black cuts a promo about how he’s going to come to the mountain. He’s headed to the ring to see if anyone is man enough to pick a fight with him

NIKKI CROSS & ALEXA BLISS VS FIRE & DESIRE:

Cross with a Running Bulldog on Rose for a 2 count, Cross ducks Goddess Death, Bliss with a pair of Slaps to Sonya for a 2 count, Cross blocks The Bed of Roses, Sonya with a Firewoman Carry, but Bliss counters into a Snap DDT, up top, Rose sends Cross into the apron, Sonya gets her knees up during Twisted Bliss, Fire & Desire finis Bliss with a new variation on Total Elimination: Rose with Goddess Death/Sonya with a Sliding Knee to the back of the leg for the win

WINNERS: FIRE & DESIRE

The Undertaker is announced for next week.

Chad Gable is shown working out backstage when Samoa Joe runs into him and apologizes for not seeing him. Joe scoffs about the idea of Gable being King of the Rimg and says the jokes are tired and sad but they still hurt because Chad is mentally weak. He walks off with a “Good luck, Bilbo!”

Randy Orton makes his entrance.

He gets on the mic and says in two weeks we’re gonna have a new WWE Champion and that he’s going to prove to us that Kofi Kingston is not and never has been on his level. The best part about last week was the sweet sound of Kingston’s skull bouncing off the floor. For weeks he’s decimated the New Day and destroyed the power of positivity and if you don’t believe him, he has tape to roll.

He calls Kofi down right now to face him like a man. Kingston obliges but when he comes out, the Revival are attacking! They attack Kofi at length, Randy calls him stupid and stomps away! The Revival drag Kingston to his feet, Randy yells at him, but before he can get the RKO Kofi fights out and takes him down! The Revival stay on him and beat him down as the Viper circles.

Off the ropes… Double Flapjack into the RKO

ANDRADE W/ZELINA VEGA VS CHAD GABLE:

Gable with a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Gable with a Wrist-Clutch Chickenwingplex for a near fall, Andrade up top, Gable with a Shotei, he goes after him, but Andrade ties him to the Tree of Woe, Double Stomp for a near fall, Gable with a Victory Roll for a near fall, Three Amigos, but Gable counters the third, Gable with a pair of German Suplexes, Andrade stops the third with a back elbow, Double Moonsault, but Gable get the knees up, up top, Diving Moonsault connects, but only gets a near fall, Chaos Theory blocked, Andrade sends him into the turnbuckle, Gable avoids the Running Meteora, Chaos Theory, but Vega distracts the ref, Andrade with a Back Elbow, La Sombra countered, Prawn Hold turned into a Sunset Flip for the win

WINNER: CHAD GABLE

Gable is going to the Semis to face Elias

ALEISTER BLACK VS SHELTON BENJAMIN:

Black with a Knee Strike, Shelton with a Jumping Knee takes Black off the apron, Black with CQC Strikes, Shelton ducks the knee, Black ducks The Dragon Whip then finishes Shelton with Black Mass for the win

WINNER: ALEISTER BLACK

Drake Maverick and Renee Michelle are walking backstage when the Bollywood Boyz attack and fail to pin him, as does Curtis Axel, but Bo Dallas swoops him and rolls Drake up for the belt

SHINSUKE NAKAMURA W/SAMI ZAYN VS ANDREW HOWARD:

Nakamura with a Running Knee Lift then finishes Howard with The Kinshasa for the win

WINNER: SHINSUKE NAKAMURA

The B-Team end up in the ring with the crush of superstars behind them. They beat Gran Metalik up but Drake Maverick rolls up Bo for the belt

R-Truth emerges from under a lampshade and rolls up Drake to win his 13th 24/7 Title

Daniel Bryan makes his entrance.

He gets in the ring and on the mic and says it looks like they finally have a group of people who believe him. He knows how it looks when they have video footage of Erick Rowan attacking Roman Reigns. He looks guilty of association, but he has said this entire time that he’s got nothing to do with it. There are a lot of people who might not like Daniel Bryan, but nobody can say he’s a liar.

He says he’s never lied to any of us and he hates liars. So here are his demands– an apology from Roman Reigns, not just for accusing him or spearing him, but because he’s calling him a liar.

Enter Roman Reigns.

ERICK ROWAN ATTACKS HIM FROM BEHIND AND PUTS HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Back suplex facebuster on the apron, Bryan tries to make the save but Rowan swats him down and powerbombs the Big Dog into the ringpost! Inside the ring, he applies the Iron Claw… AND HITS THE SLAM! Erick picks the mic up and asks Roman if he’s up before saying the joke’s on him because Daniel Bryan is worse than everybody else, thinking he can control him, but he’s nobody’s puppet.

He wants Dan to step in the ring and slap him in the face again. When Bryan doesn’t oblige, Rowan says he’s proud of everything he’s done to Reigns, but most of all of the pain he’s gonna feel at Clash of Champions, which he punctuates by dumping Roman to the floor and ramming him with the steel steps! Clearing the announce table, but Bryan tries to get control of him, slapping him again… AND GETTING IRON CLAW SLAMMED THROUGH THE TABLE!

Erick shouts about how no one touches him.