WWE Smackdown Results
September 3, 2019
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Footage kicks off the episode that showcases Bayley’s shocking turn on RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch last night on RAW. Bayley then seemingly aligned herself with her old tag team partner Sasha Banks.
Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley makes her way to the ring looking like her old self. Her entrance is complete with posing for the fans and the Bayley Buddies. Bayley stands in the ring, and the crowd loudly boos her. There is a smattering of a “Bayley” chant in there. Bayley says she doesn’t get it. Now a “Becky” chant picks up. Bayley says everyone has something to say about what happened last night. What did they not see coming? Her friendship with Sasha? Her sense of responsibility to the one person that has had her back on the road to the title? Banks is her best friend. Nothing has changed. She’s still trying to show the people the kind of champion she wants to be. Bayley is trying to give people opportunities and lift people up. Bayley says she does it with hugs. Think about the kids. Ever since she started doing all this, she’s trying to make the people feel the way she felt when she was a kid and a fan. Bayley says she is the hero and the role model. Bayley is trying to show people what it means to be loyal. That’s why she couldn’t turn her back on Banks after things got rough.
Bayley is doing everything she can to put Smackdown Live and this Women’s Division on the map. The people deserve a champion with the same recognition as Becky Lynch. Bayley says she’ll be that champion for a long time. That starts at Clash of Champions when she beats the most selfish person on the planet, Charlotte Flair.
Charlotte Flair’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring. Flair says she is the Queen of selfishness. People say a lot about her, but what you see — WOO — is what you get. There’s no confusion, blindsiding, and there’s definitely no hugging. Flair says Bayley should hug the title real tight because at Clash of Champions…
Sasha Banks’ music cuts her off. While Banks makes her way to the ring, Flair blindsides Bayley with a forearm. Banks charges the ring, and Flair tackles her. They punch away at each other before Bayley hits Flair from behind with a steel chair. Bayley hits her a few times before handing the chair to Banks. Banks hits Flair with it a few times before giving it back to Bayley. Bayley hits Flair with the chair once again. Banks and Bayley pose while the crowd chants, “Becky.”
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan will go face-to-face later tonight. We’ll also see the continuation of the King of the Ring tournament.
Ali makes his entrance. He’ll face Elias, next.
Sasha Banks and Bayley are shown backstage looking very proud of themselves.
King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
Ali vs. Elias
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Elias quickly wrenches the arm, bringing Ali to his knees. An “Ali” chant picks up. Ali uses the ropes to twist out of the arm wrench and wrenches Elias’ arm. Elias goes for a slam, but Ali slides off and chops him, but Ali hurts his own hand. Ali flips away from Elias before rolling him up for a two count. Ali then gets a jackknife pin for a two count. Ali quickly kicks him in the face, and Elias rolls out of the ring to recover. Ali goes for a suicide dive, but Elias catches him, drives him into the LED apron, and hits a release suplex on the ramp! Elias gets in the ring, but then gets out to send Ali face-first into the barricade. Elias throws him at ringside before press slamming him into the timekeeper’s area!
We come back from the break to see Ali trapped in a chin lock. Ali fights up and dropkicks Elias away. Ali forearm shim back before Elias stops a whip. Ali avoids an avalanche and kicks him back. Ali hits a rolling sit-out facebuster for a near fall. Elias quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Ali then hits him from behind with a suicide dive. Elias grabs his left shoulder in pain, while Ali grabs his knee. Ali gets Elias in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Elias stops him. Ali fights him off and knocks him to the canvas. Ali then hits a 450 to Elias’ injured arm! Elias goes for a whip, but Ali counters into a crossface. Elias powers his way to the ropes to break the hold.
Elias manages to catch him with a sit-out powerbomb, but Ali kicks out. Elias then applies a stretch muffler to the injured knee, but Ali gets to the bottom rope. Elias drags Ali to the corner and slams the leg off the ring post. Elias has him on the apron, but Ali pulls him up to the middle rope. Elias shoves him off, but Ali backflips and lands on his feet on the floor. Ali hobbles on the bad knee. Elias comes off the top rope to the floor, but Ali superkicks him out of mid-air! Ali gets him in the ring and goes for a 450 splash, but Elias rolls out of the way. Ali quickly kicks Elias back, but Elias keeps hold of the bad leg. Elias ducks an enzuigiri and hits a knee drop to the knee. Elias connects with Drift Away for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Elias
Elias will be advancing to the Semifinals of the King of the Ring tournament to face either Andrade or Chad Gable next week at Madison Square Garden. Elias sits on the King of the Ring throne and strums his guitar.
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Samoa Joe. She talks about his triple threat match next week on RAW before asking what he’s doing on Smackdown Live. Joe says he’s here to scout his competition as he will face one of these people in the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament. They will all bow to the king.
Aleister Black is shown backstage. Black says if the mountain isn’t going to come to him, he’ll go to the mountain. Black says he’s heading down to the ring to see if there is anyone man enough to pick a fight with him. Black leaves the room.
Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss vs. Fire and Desire
Nikki Cross will start against Mandy Rose. Rose poses and shows off a bit. Cross looks confused. Rose then whips her hair in Cross’ face. Cross hits her and takes her down with a head-scissor takeover. Cross splashes Rose in the corner and hits a bulldog for a two count. Rose quickly comes back with a big right hand before stomping her. Sonya Deville tags in, and she punches Cross down before digging a knee in her face. Rose tags in and sends Cross to the corner, but she knocks Deville off the apron. Cross gets Rose out of the ring and goes to the top rope. Cross then hits a cross-body block to the floor on Fire and Desire.
We come back from the break to see Rose attacking Cross and talking trash. Rose says Cross will never look like her. Alexa Bliss says no one wants to look like Rose. Bliss and Deville tag in. Bliss runs wild on her and goes for Insult To Injury, but Deville moves. Bliss slaps her in the face. Rose runs in and attacks Bliss. Cross runs in and takes Rose out of the ring. Deville kicks away at Bliss in the ring and lifts her, but Bliss slides off and hits a DDT. Bliss goes to the top rope. Bliss is distracted by Rose sending Cross into the LED apron. Bliss goes for Twisted Bliss, but Deville gets the knees up. Rose tags in, and Fire and Desire hits the Hi/Lo for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Fire and Desire
We’ll see Randy Orton, next.
Chad Gable is warming up backstage when Samoa Joe walks up to him. Joe scoffs at him and walks off.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. The crowd chants his name. Orton says Clash of Champions is two weeks away, which means there will be a new WWE Champion in two weeks. Orton will prove Kofi Kingston is a fraud. Kingston has never been on his level. Last week, he laid a trap for Kingston and he fell for it. A “Kofi” chant picks up. Orton says the best part of last week was that sound — that sweet sound of Kingston’s skull bouncing off the floor. For weeks and weeks he has decimated The New Day and destroyed this Power of Positivity crap. In case you don’t believe him, take a look.
Video Package: Orton takes out The New Day three weeks ago, broke Xavier Woods’ leg two weeks ago, and attacked Kingston last week
Orton doesn’t want to wait until Clash of Champions. He wants to do this right now. WWE Champion Kofi Kingston’s music hits, but he doesn’t come out. Orton waits for him. All of a sudden, we see The Revival out on the stage beating down Kingston. They beat Kingston down to the ring. Kingston starts to fight them off, but Orton comes out to ringside and clotheslines him down.
Orton gets Kingston in the ring and stalks him. Orton takes the microphone and shouts, “STUPID” while stomping Kingston’s limbs. Orton has The Revival pick Kingston up. Orton says he’ll destroy him with the three most devastating letters in sports entertainment. Kingston attacks him, but The Revival immediately beats him down. Orton and The Revival then hit a Super RKO on Kingston before standing over him. Orton then picks Kingston’s head up by his hair and whispers to him that he’s stupid. Orton then poses with The Revival.
Video Package: Erick Rowan is revealed as Roman Reigns’ attacker, but Daniel Bryan wants an apology for being falsely accused
Roman Reigns will face Erick Rowan at Clash of Champions.
Reigns will go face-to-face with Daniel Bryan later tonight.
WWE is teaming with Connor’s Cure to raise awareness for Pediatric Cancer Month.
King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
Andrade w/ Zelina Vega vs. Chad Gable
Before the match begins, Zelina Vega takes the microphone and makes fun of Chad Gable’s size. She has admiration for how he continues to overcome the odds. Vega says she actually believes he’d be the next King of the Ring if Andrade wasn’t in this tournament. Unfortunately for Mr. Gable, Andrade is in this tournament. Andrade will beat Gable tonight, but there is no shame in losing to the future King Andrade. Vega says, “You keep going, little guy.”
Charles Robinson, the best referee of all time, is the official of this match. They lock up, and Gable ducks a right hand. Gable quickly takes Andrade down. Andrade fights up and connects with an elbow to the face. Gable catches him with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Andrade beats him down and goes for a slam, but Gable counters with an arm drag. Gable follows up with a monkey flip and goes for a second, but Andrade quickly throws him to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Gable and Andrade punching it out. Andrade goes for a whip, but Gable counters out and forearms him to the corner. Gable kicks him in the midsection and hits a rolling kick to the head. Gable follows up with a rolling neckbreaker before hitting a wrist clutch back suplex for a near fall. Gable goes for a roll-up, but Andrade holds the ropes. Andrade big boots him down and goes to the top rope. Elias is seen watching backstage. Gable stuns him with a palm strike and goes for a superplex, but Andrade fights him into the tree of woe before double stomping him for a near fall.
Andrade soon tries for the Three Amigos, but Gable counters into a pair of German Suplexes. Andrade quickly elbows him and hits a third suplex. Andrade goes to the top rope and leaps off for a moonsault. Gable moves, so Andrade lands on his feet and tries for a standing moonsault, but Gable gets the knees up! Gable hits a moonsault off the top rope for a near fall. Andrade turns him inside out with a toss to the corner, but Gable soon avoids a double knee. Gable hits a bridging German Suplex, but Zelina Vega is distracting the referee. Andrade attacks Gable from behind and goes for a Hammerlock DDT, but Gable counters into an impressive roll-up for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Chad Gable
Chad Gable will face Elias in the Semifinals of the King of the Ring Tournament next week on Smackdown Live from Madison Square Garden.
Aleister Black makes his entrance. He’s issuing an open challenge, next.
Aleister Black vs. Shelton Benjamin
The bell rings, and Benjamin knees him. Black hits the ropes, does a springboard backflip, and lands in a criss-cross seated position. Black quickly knocks Benjamin back before kicking him out of the ring. Black attacks him, but Benjamin stuns him with a kick that knocks him to ringside. Benjamin punches him around the ring and gets him in the ring. Black responds with some kicks, but Benjamin stops the momentum. Black hits a big kick combination, but Benjamin avoids the knee. Benjamin goes for a spin kick, but Black avoids it and levels him with a Black Mass for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
Will Roman Reigns apologize to Daniel Bryan? We’ll soon find out.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura is backstage with Sami Zayn. Nakamura is in action, next.
WWE 24/7 Champion Drake Maverick is backstage with his wife, Renee Michelle. He’s trying to sneak out of the arena. The Bollywood Boys try to roll him up, but he escapes. Curtis Axel fails a roll-up, but Bo Dallas successfully pins Maverick to win the title. He runs off.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way to the ring alongside Sami Zayn. Zayn has Nakamura’s music stopped to keep the crowd from singing. Zayn says it’s not about the crowd. It’s about Nakamura. The man in the ring will be considered The Miz.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. a local talent
Nakamura brutalizes the local talent with kicks and strikes. Sami Zayn did commentary on the house microphone. Nakamura finished the guy off with a Kinshasa.
Winner by Pinfall: Shinsuke Nakamura
After the match, WWE 24/7 Champion Bo Dallas runs into the ring chased by a bunch of wrestlers. Drake Maverick rolls Dallas up to recapture the WWE 24/7 Championship. Maverick escapes. It’s then revealed that R-Truth has been disguised as the rack holding the King of the Ring robe on the stage. R-Truth rolls Maverick up to become a 14-time 24/7 Champion. R-Truth runs off.
Daniel Bryan will be out in the ring, next.
Daniel Bryan angrily makes his way to the ring. A “Daniel Bryan” chant picks up. Bryan says it’s nice to hear people believe him. Other people think he’s guilty by association with Erick Rowan. Bryan has said the entire time that he has nothing to do with it. A lot of people may not like what he has to say, but no one can say Daniel Bryan is a liar. Bryan has never lied to the people. Bryan is demanding an apology from Roman Reigns — not just for accusing him of something he didn’t do or for spearing him last week, but for calling him a liar.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a good reception. All of a sudden, Erick Rowan attacks Reigns from behind. Rowan sends him into the steel steps and slams him off the apron. Daniel Bryan tries to interfere, but Rowan shoves him away. Rowan powerbombs Reigns into the ring post! Reigns falls to the floor and the back of his head hits the ring post again. Rowan gets Reigns in the ring and delivers the Iron Claw.
Rowan takes the microphone and says the joke is on Reigns for thinking Bryan did it. Rowan says he is nobody’s puppet. Last week, Bryan slapped him over and over again. Rowan challenges Bryan to get in the ring and slap him. Rowan gets pumped up, and Bryan looks conflicted. Rowan says he is proud of what he has done to Reigns. Rowan is proud of knocking the equipment over and running the car into him, but he’s most proud of the punishment he’ll feel at Clash of Champions.
Rowan throws him out of the ring and grabs the steel steps. Rowan then smashes the steps into Reigns’ face. Rowan clears the commentary table, and Daniel Bryan runs up. Bryan asks what he’s doing. Bryan slaps Rowan, so Rowan gives him the Iron Claw through the commentary table! Rowan screams that nobody tells him what to do.