WWE SmackDown 07 16 2019

WWE Smackdown Results
July 16, 2019
Worcester, Massachusetts
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

WWE Smackdown Live kicks off with clips of last week’s show where Kevin Owens went after Shane McMahon.

It cuts to earlier today where Shane was seen talking with security. In came Kevin Owens and Shane told him that there will be a town hall where people would be able to voice their concerns. Shane tells him that he has the night off and he is no longer allowed in the building.

Smackdown Live Town Hall

Live in the arena, the Smackdown Live roster is on stage while Shane is in the ring. We see clips of Extreme Rules where Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre lost to the Undertaker and Roman Reigns.

Shane says that Kevin Owens has the night off but Owens did give him an idea and that was to hold the first ever Smackdown Live town hall. He asks who would like to go first and up steps Roman Reigns to the microphone.

Roman Reigns says no one in the room respects Shane. And as far as diplomacy, Shane can kiss his ass as Roman goes backstage. Shane says that’s not respectful, he will be fined and he’ll deal with him later. Shane asks someone else, Charlotte Flair. She steps up and says that was uncalled for. She says from one family to another, thank you. She thanks the McMahon family for being nothing but gracious to her sicne the day she aws born and it makes her sick to her stomach that Kevin would take advantage of her kindness.

Liv Morgan cuts her off and tells her to stop being such a phony. She asks Charlotte if there is anything real about her. Charlotte asks her who she is and if she even works her. Morgan says it’s because of people like Charlotte that people like her don’t get an opportunity. Up steps Shane who cuts them off. He asks Buddy Murphy to speak.

Buddy says Kevin mentioned his name last week but he doesn’t need Owens to fight his battles and maybe Kevin should keep his name out of his mouth or else he will slap it out of his mouth. Shane was happy to hear that and says they’ll talk about it after. SHane asks Apollo Crews to talk.

Apollo says he has something to say. He says everybody including himself agrees with what Kevin Owens said last week. Zelina Vega and Andrade step up. Zelina says that she doesn’t appreciate that Apollo is trying to kiss up to the WWE Universe. Zelina asks Apollo to prove his worth in the ring tonight with Andrade. And with that, Andrade calls him out in Spanish.

Elias steps in and says hello, I am not Kevin Owens. I am Elias. Xavier Woods cuts him off along with Big E. They insult Elias. Kofi says he doesn’t like Kevin Owens but he is making some good points. Kofi asks how long did it take for him to get a shot at the WWE title? Too long. And everyone on the stage has the potential to do good things and his microphone is cut off. Shane says this is the WWE champion and he apologizes for the microphone going off.

Shane thanks everyone and the first ever town hall is now concluded.

Cesaro steps in and says he has something to say. Shane says he’s on Raw not Smackdown. Cesaro says as a wild card he is here to challenge Aleister Black to pick a fight with him. Shane asks if he wants that tonight and Cesaro says yes. Shane says he has his wish.

Shane says he hopes this demonstrates a few things. In comes Kevin Owens from behind who botches a stunner. Owens mocks Shane’s dancing and leaves the ring through the crowd.

-Commercial Break-

Cesaro vs. Aleister Black

The bell rings and we are under way. A right hand by Black but a knee to the stomach by Cesaro. A knee to the stomach by Black as Cesaro falls to the outside. Black runs to the second rope, flips back and sits down in the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Cesaro has Black in a headlock but Black gets out of it. A leg sweep by Black. A moon sault off the second rope by Black as he goes for the cover but a two count only. Black runs towards Cesaro but Cesaro moves out of the way and an uppercut by Cesaro followed by a big boot. He goes for the cover but Black kicks out as Cesaro transitions into a crossface. Black reverses it into a pin. Cesaro runs towards Black but hits the post. A flying knee by Black onto Cesaro.

Aleister Black hits him with the Black Mass. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Aleister Black

Dolph Ziggler is backstage with Shane. He tells Shane someone should teach Kevin a lesson and it should be him tonight. Shane says Kevin has likely left the building. Ziggler says he could make it happen. Shane tells Ziggler if he can make it happen, the match is on.

-Commercial Break-

Liv Morgan vs. Charlotte Flair

The bell rings and we are under way. Charlotte pushes Morgan down. Liv gets back up and goes after Flair with right hands. A hurricanrana by Morgan followed by a drop kick as Charlotte backs into the corner.

Morgan grabs Charlotte from behind but an elbow to the face by Flair. With Morgan on the second rope, Flair chokes her. Morgan gets back up and a chop to the chest by Flair. She lifts Morgan up but Liv lands on her feet and hits her with a step up inzighuri. She stomps on the back of Flair’s neck. She goes for the cover but a kick out. Live jumps onto Flair but Flair catches her and lands a powerbomb. Flair with the figure four and into the figure eight as Liv Morgan taps out.

Winner: Charlotte Flair

After the match, Liv grabs a Corey’s headset. She says “Charlotte was right and when I come back, I’m going to be real” as she slams the headset and leaves.

Outside of the arena, Dolph is talking to a referee and takes a number from his cellular phone.

-Commercial Break-

Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Ember Moon and Bayley

Before the ring of the bell, Mandy and Sonya attack Bayley and Ember. Bayley is the legal person as they double team her. Mandy goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. A headlock by Mandy but Bayley gets out of it and a back drop. Ember is tagged in.

Ember Moon stomps on Mandy. She climbs the top rope and lands the Eclipse. Sonya gets in the ring but Bayley with the Bayley to belly. Ember goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winners: Ember Moon and Bayley

Kayla interviews Ember and Bayley after the match. She asks Bayley who her opponent will be at Summerslam. Bayley says she is happy her chapter with Alexa Bliss is over and now she can go back to elevating the Smackdown division. She says her opponent should be someone who has charisma, has never faced before, someone dedicated to the title should be lose. Bayley things and looks at Ember Moon. Kayla asks Ember what she thinks and Ember says hell yeah.

Shinsuke Nakamura is backstage with his Intercontinental championship. He says he is free to rain down chaos. He turns around as Ali is standing there. Ali congratulates him and walks away.

-Commercial Break-

The New Day celebration

Xavier Woods says at Extreme Rules, Kofi dismantled Samoa Joe. Kofi says they dethroned Rowan and Daniel Bryan to become the new six time WWE world tag team champions. Kofi says to look at them now, like three African American leprechauns at the end of the rainbow, they have all the gold. Big E says they all know what Bryan’s announcement is and before they have to sit through a 10 minute speech about the planet, they accept his rematch right here and right now.

Daniel Bryan’s music hits as he comes out with Rowan. Bryan looks at Rowan as the two walk to the back. They walk back out and leave again. They walk back out again. Bryan is about to speak as the fans chant “New Day Rocks”. Bryan drops the microphone as the two leave backstage.

Samoa Joe’s music hits and he walks out. Joe says it seems like Bryan is not in the mood for championship opportunities but he is. Joe tells Kofi to put his WWE championship on the line tonight. Just as Joe is speaking, Elias makes his way to the ring. Elias tells Joe he had his chance at Extreme Rules and it didn’t work out. And if someone is ready to take the championship away from Kofi, it’s him. Out comes Randy Orton to the stage.

Randy Orton says he is sorry but it’s been a while since he’s had that gold around his waist. He tells Kofi he will take it and will do so by using the RKO. Elias says they can’t all have championship matches tonight but what they can do is send a message to the New Day. Woods is asking if he’s suggesting a six man tag team match. Big E says that sounds like a challenge. Kofi says championship huddle as the three men talk. Kofi says they accept. Orton says no, he’s good and walks away.

Kofi says you would think the viper would be up and ready to strike at any time but it seems as though he has gone a little limp.

-Commercial Break-

The New Day vs. Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Elias

Kofi is in the ring with Elias. A spinning elbow by Kofi as he goes for the cover but the referee breaks it up. Orton tries to get in which gets Kofi’s attention as Elias attacks him. Joe is tagged in. He sends Kofi hard into the turnbuckle. Joe runs towards Kofi but the double knees by Kofi. A kick by Kofi followed by a snap mare. Woods is tagged in as they double team Joe. Big E tagged himself in. He goes for the cover but Joe kicks out.

Both men back up as Joe hits him with right hands and Elias is tagged in. An abdominal stretch by Big E. He sends Elias to the ropes and an elbow. Woods is tagged in as they double team Elias. Woods goes for the cover but a kick out by Elias.

Woods with a clothesline. He goes for the cover but again Elias kicks out. Both men back up and with the referee distracted, Orton drops Woods. Elias with fists onto Woods in the corner. A back elbow by Elias as he goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. He throws Woods to the outside.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Elias is beating up on Woods in the ring. A head lock by Elias but Woods fights out of it. Elias slams Woods onto the mat and hits Big E and Kofi off the ring apron. Samoa Joe attacks Big E on the outside.

Elias places Woods on the top rope. Elias climbs the top rope as Woods fights him down. Woods jumps and a drop kick by Woods. The tag is made as Kofi and Orton are in. Kofi with right hands and a drop kick onto Orton. Kofi just beating up Orton. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, Orton moves, goes for the RKO, Kofi moves, Kofi off the top rope and a cross body. He goes for the cover as Elias breaks it up. In comes Big and all hell breaks loose in the ring. Joe is sent to the outside as Woods flies over the top rope onto Joe. Woods hits Elias in the head as Joe trips Woods and locks in the Coquina Clutch. A flying knee by Elias onto Big E on the outside. Elias gets back in and Kofi with Trouble in paradise. Orton with the RKO on Kofi. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winners: Randy Orton, Samoa Joe and Elias

-Commercial Break-

Carmella is backstage looking for R-Truth. He’s hiding in an old washing machine backstage. Truth says he is stuck as Carmella helps him out. Carmella says she has a better idea for a hiding spot. She tells him he should go to Comic Con. R-Truth says no, don’t call him a con, he paid his debt to society. Carmella says no and to come with him.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match – The IIconics (c’s) vs. The Kabuki Warriors with Paige

Royce is in the ring with Sane. Paige with a slap to the face and Sane with a chop to the chest. Sane runs to the ropes and Asuka is tagged in, they double team Royce. Asuka goes for the cover but Royce kicks out.

Royce with a kick onto Asuka as Billie Kay is tagged in. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. Billie talks trash to Asuka as Asuka kicks her in the head and Billie falls to the outside. Royce is checking on Billie on the outside of the ring. Billie gets on the ring apron and looks at Royce as Royce pulls her away. The referee counts to 10 and counts her out.

Winners: By countdown, The Kabuki Warriors

The IIconics celebrate on the outside as Asuka and Sane attack them on the outside. Asuka and Sane beat up on Royce in the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Andrade with Zelina Vega vs. Apollo Crews

As Apollo is getting in the ring, Andrade attacks him before the bell rings. The referee checks on Apollo Crews as the bell rings. Andrade attacks Apollo right away. Apollo fights back but Andrade with right hands. Andrade with the back elbow. He pulls Crews in the corner. Andrade with the running double knees. He goes for the cover but Crews reverses it and gets the pin.

Winner: Apollo Crews

We see clips of last night’s Raw where Bray Wyatt returned and attacked Finn Balor.

-Commercial Break-

Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler

The bell rings and Owens goes for the stunner but Ziggler rolls out of the ring. Owens flies over the top rope onto Ziggler. He throws Dolph into the ring. Kevin gets on the top rope and goes for the senton but Dolph gets his knees up. Dolph with the fameasser but Owens kicks out.

Ziggler with an elbow. He goes for the cover but again Owens kicks out. Another elbow and another pin but Owens kicks out. Ziggler with the crossface on Owens but Owens gets out of it. Neckbreaker by Ziggler as he goes for another cover but again Kevin kicks out. Owens in the corner and a splash by Ziggler. A jumping DDT by Dolph. He goes for the cover but again Kevin Owens kicks out.

Dolph goes for another big splash but Kevin moves out of the way. A superkick by Kevin. He goes on the top rope and a senton on Dolph. He goes for the cover but Dolph kicks out.

Out comes Shane McMahon along with a number of Smackdown Live superstars. They all surround the ring as Kevin talks trash to Shane. Ziggler hits him with the zig zag from behind. He goes for the cover but Kevin kicks out. Dolph sends Kevin into the turnbuckle. A slap by Kevin but Ziggler with fists. Ziggler throws Kevin once more into the turnbuckle, shoulder first.

Ziggler goes for the super kick, Kevin ducks and hits the stunner. He goes for the cover but Shane drags Kevin out of the ring. Kevin gives the stunner to Shane and runs to the back.

After the match, Kayla asks Shane about Kevin Owens. Shane says Kevin will pay bad.

Winner: No contest