WWE SmackDown Live Results (2/26/19): Kevin Owens Returns

WWE SmackDown Live Results (2/26/19)

WWE SmackDown Live
February 26, 2019
Specturm Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Kofi Kingston/Daniel Bryan WWE Fastlane Contract Signing Segment: 

Shane & Stephanie McMahon are the master of ceremonies for this particular contract signing. Daniel Bryan will be putting his WWE Title on the line in twelve days at WWE Fastlane. Shane goes over Kofi Kingston’s resume. Shane says that the WWE will no longer overlook this man. Kofi was a last minute substitute in a gauntlet match and earned a victory over Daniel Bryan. Then Kofi almost won the title at the Elimination Chamber.

The McMahon Family introduces Kofi Kingston. Kofi walks down to the ring with The New Day. It’s been eleven years and all he wanted was a chance. After eleven years, it is happening. Kofi knows that none of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for the tweets, hashtags, smoke signals, and letters. At Fastlane, he will do what everyone wants to see him do. He’s going to beat Daniel Bryan and become the WWE Champion.

Bryan signs the contract. Kofi is excited to put his pen on paper. Before Kofi can sign the contract Vince McMahon comes out on the stage. Vince wants Kofi to know how appreciative he is of what Kofi has done over the last 11 years. However, to give everyone the best match with the best box office, he is replacing Kofi. He’s appointing a man more deserving and more qualified than Kofi Kingston, Kevin Owens. The New Day are livid as they head to the backstage area. Owens signs the contract and stares down Bryan.

First Match: The Bar vs. The Hardy Boyz 

Cesaro and Jeff will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro applies a top wrist lock. Jeff kicks Cesaro in the gut. Jeff hammers down on the left wrist of Cesaro. Jeff tags in Matt. Matt with a Flying Elbow Smash. Matt follows that with the arm-ringer. Cesaro kicks Matt in the gut. Cesaro uppercuts Matt. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus is throwing haymakers at Matt. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Matt. Matt kicks Sheamus in the chest. Matt with a straight right hand. Matt tags in Jeff. The Hardy’s hit their SomerSault Leg Drop/Fist Drop Combination. Matt ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Jeff with a double leg takedown. Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick Combination. Jeff lands a SomerSault Plancha off Matt’s back.

Matt plays to the crowd. Jeff rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Jeff bounces Sheamus head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sheamus reverses out of the irish whip from Jeff. Jeff kicks Sheamus in the jaw. Jeff goes for The Whisper In The Wind, but Cesaro gets in the way. Cesaro sends Jeff crashing to the outside. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a Flying Leg Drop for a two count. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Jeff is displaying his fighting spirit. Sheamus drops Jeff with a back elbow strike. Jeff crawls under Sheamus. Sheamus applies a front face lock. Jeff decks Sheamus with a JawBreaker. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. The Cesaro Swing. Cesaro locks in The Sharpshooter. Sheamus delivers The Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus with a SlingShot Reverse Suplex for a two count. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock.

Coming out of the commercial break, The Bar continues to cut the ring in half. Cesaro kicks Jeff in the chest. Double Clothesline for a two count. Cesaro kicks Matt off the ring apron. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Jeff with a Back Elbow Smash to Sheamus. Jeff creates distance with The Whisper In The Wind. Jeff tags in Matt. Matt is throwing forearms at Cesaro. Matt repeatedly bounces Cesaro’s head on every turnbuckle pad in the corner. Matt with a Corner Clothesline. Matt goes for a Running Bulldog, but Cesaro blocks it. Matt drops Cesaro with The Side Effect for a two count.

Matt with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Matt knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Matt goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro drives Matt face first into the middle rope. Sheamus kicks Matt in the face. Cesaro rolls Matt over for a two count. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. The Bar goes for their White Noise/Diving Clothesline Combination, but Jeff counters with The Twist Of Fate. Matt rolls Sheamus over for a two count. Matt kicks Sheamus in the gut. Matt connects with The Twist Of Fate. Matt tags in Jeff. Jeff lands The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Hardy Boyz via Pinfall 

Second Match: R-Truth (c) w/Carmella vs. Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE United States Championship 

Almas dropkicks Mysterio after the bell rings. Truth drives his knee into the midsection of Almas. Truth goes for The Scissors Kick, but Almas ducks out of the way. Almas drops Truth with a Big Boot. Mysterio responds with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Mysterio slides under Truth. Truth with a Spinning Elbow Strike for a two count. Mysterio launches Truth to the ring apron. Almas PowerBombs Truth on the floor. Mysterio with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Mysterio goes for a Sliding Splash, but Almas counters with a ShotGun Dropkick. Almas goes for a SuperPlex, but Truth gets in the way. Truth gets Almas in the electric chair position. Mysterio hits The Doomsday Hurricanrana for a two count.

Mysterio kicks Truth in the chest. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Truth. Truth decks Mysterio with a back elbow smash. Both men are knocked down after a double crossbody block. Almas with a ShotGun Meteora. Almas goes for another ShotGun Meteora, but Truth ducks out of the way. Truth is throwing haymakers at Almas. Truth clotheslines Almas. Truth with a single leg dropkick. Truth plays to the crowd. Truth lands The Stinger Splash. Truth with a Spinning Side Slam. Truth hits The Five Knuckle Shuffle for a two count.

Truth goes for The Attitude Adjustment, but Vega gets in the way. Carmella pulls Vega off on the ring apron. Almas drives Truth shoulder first into the steel ring post. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Almas dodges The 619. Almas shoves Mysterio to the corner. Mysterio kicks Almas in the jaw. Almas responds with a discus elbow smash for a two count. Mysterio with a Big Boot. Mysterio goes for The Quebrada, but Almas catches him in mid-air. Truth applies a waist lock. Mysterio sends Almas and Truth face first to the middle rope. Mysterio connects with The 619 on Almas. Truth rolls Mysterio over to pickup the victory. After the match, Almas attacks Mysterio from behind. Mysterio negates The HammerLock DDT. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Vega pulls Almas out of harms way.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, R-Truth via Pinfall 

Charlotte Flair Promo: 

It’s not very often that the Queen gets to witness history instead of making history. Mr. McMahon made the main event of Fastlane even better. Kevin Owens versus Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship. Almost as important as Vince anointing her to save the main event of WrestleMania against Ronda Rousey. She knows why he did it. It’s because Charlotte knows her lane and she stays in it. Unlike the criminal Becky Lynch or the quitter Ronda Rousey. Charlotte always delivers. Charlotte is the gold standard. On Monday, Becky gets arrested and Ronda lays down the title that Charlotte carried so proudly.

Charlotte wouldn’t have laid down the title. They were both thinking that they fear Charlotte. Fear makes you do irrational things. Becky was afraid of being exposed on the big stage for the fraud she is. Rousey fears that she will give her another beating of a lifetime like she got at Survivor Series. Charlotte fears nothing. A true champion fears no one. We saw a clip of Ronda Rousey talking about what it takes to be a real champion. The difference is that Charlotte will never quit and she will never lay down the title. Charlotte is the true champion. That is why next Monday on Raw, she will show up so Vince crown the new Raw Women’s Champion. Someone who deserves it. Your queen, Charlotte Flair.

Third Match: Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura w/Lana 

Black and Nakamura will start things off. Nakamura kicks the left shoulder of Black. Nakamura backs Black into the ropes. Nakamura is trying to play mind games with Black. Nakamura avoids a RoundHouse Kick. Nakamura tells Black to bring it. Black ducks multiple clotheslines from Nakamura. Black slips over Nakamura’s back. Black stops Nakamura in his tracks. Black with a deep arm-drag. Black applies an arm-bar. Black tags in Ricochet. Black drop toe holds Nakamura into a Sliding Dropkick from Ricochet for a one count. Ricochet applies a wrist lock. Nakamura kicks the injured left knee of Ricochet. Nakamura tags in Rusev. Rusev repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Rusev with a straight right hand. Rusev and Nakamura are cutting the ring in half. Nakamura kicks Ricochet in the chest. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura with clubbing knee smashes. Nakamura tags in Rusev. Rusev kicks the left hamstring of Ricochet. Rusev with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Rusev whips Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet kicks Rusev in the face. Ricochet decks Nakamura with a back elbow smash. Ricochet dives over Rusev. Black and Nakamura are tagged in.

Black with two elbow strikes. Black with a leg sweep. Black follows that with a Sliding Dropkick. Black is distracted by Rusev. Nakamura kicks Black out of the ring. Nakamura tags in Rusev. Rusev clotheslines Black on the floor. Rusev throws Black back into the ring. Rusev with the cover for a two count. Rusev with a Running Elbow Drop. Rusev puts Black on the top turnbuckle. Rusev tags in Nakamura. Nakamura with a Running Knee Smash for a two count. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Black gets back to a vertical base. Black is having a hard time creating separation. Nakamura with a knee lift. Nakamura tags in Rusev. Rusev uses the middle rope as a weapon. Lana slaps Black behind the referee’s back. Rusev kicks Black in the back. Rusev is mauling Black in the corner. Rusev gets Black in The Bear Hug. Black delivers two back elbow smashes. Rusev clotheslines Nakamura. Rusev goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Black counters with a Crossbody Block. Black tags in Ricochet.

Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Ricochet drops Rusev with a Hurricanrana. Ricochet with a Running Shoulder Block. Ricochet follows that with a Pump Kick to Nakamura. Ricochet nails Rusev with The Apron Enzuigiri. Ricochet with a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Ricochet with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet drags Rusev to the corner. Ricochet goes for a Phoenix Splash, but Rusev ducks out of the way. Ricochet dodges The Machka Kick. Rusev catches Ricochet in mid-air. Rusev with a Spinning Uranage Slam for a two count. Rusev stomps on Ricochet’s back. Ricochet negates The Accolade. Rusev and Ricochet are trading back and forth shots. Rusev tags in Nakamura. Ricochet with a back elbow smash to Nakamura. Ricochet sends Rusev tumbling to the floor. Ricochet tags in Black. Ricochet with a Space Fly Tiger Drop. Black applies a waist lock. Nakamura blocks a boot from Black. Nakamura connects with The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Black counters with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black & Ricochet via Pinfall 

AJ Styles & Randy Orton Backstage Segment: 

Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville Backstage Segment: 

Fourth Match: Kevin Owens & Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan 

Kofi and Bryan will start things off. Never mind, Bryan tags in Rowan. Rowan talks smack to Kofi. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rowan shoves Kofi to the corner. Rowan has the obvious strength advantage. Rowan bodyslams Kofi. Rowan goes for a Body Avalanche, but Kofi ducks out of the way. Kofi kicks Rowan in the ribs. Kofi unloads a flurry of kicks in the corner. Kofi with a Spinning Back Kick. Rowan responds with a Shoulder Tackle. Kofi tags in Owens. Owens is throwing haymakers at Rowan. Rowan drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Rowan wants all the smoke. Owens kicks Rowan in the gut. Owens with a chop/forearm combination. Owens kicks Rowan in the jaw. Rowan dropkicks Owens for a one count. Rowan tags in Bryan. Bryan kicks Owens in the gut. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Bryan. Owens drops Bryan with a back elbow strike. Owens poses for the crowd. Owens bounces Bryan’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Owens delivers clubbing bodyshots. Owens tags in Kofi. Following a snap mare takeover, Kofi hits The PK for a two count. Kofi uppercuts Bryan. Bryan reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Kofi uses the rope for leverage. Kofi sends Bryan crashing to the outside.

Kofi tags in Owens. Owens lands a SomerSault Plancha. Coming out of the commercial break, Bryan and Rowan are cutting the ring in half. Rowan drives his knee into Kofi’s back. Rowan applies the cravate. Kofi with shots to the midsection of Rowan. Rowan drops Kofi with a knife edge chop. Rowan with a PumpHandle BackBreaker for a two count. Rowan tags in Bryan. Following a snap mare takeover, Bryan stands on Kofi’s face. Bryan uppercuts Kofi. Bryan fish hooks Kofi on the middle rope. Bryan dropkicks the back of Kofi. Bryan with a Sliding Dropkick. Bryan tags in Rowan. Rowan bodyslams Kofi on the floor. Rowan rolls Kofi back into the ring. Rowan with the cover for a two count. Rowan stomps on Kofi’s chest. Rowan with a Running Splash for a two count. Rowan locks in The Vice. Rowan gets Kofi in position for The Canadian BackBreaker Rack. Rowan drives Kofi chest first into the turnbuckles. Rowan tags in Bryan.

Rowan cheap shots Owens. The referee is trying to calm down Owens. Bryan has Kofi perched on the top turnbuckle. Bryan with a straight right hand. Bryan with a SuperPlex for a two count. Bryan works on his joint manipulation game. Bryan HeadButts Kofi. Kofi is throwing haymakers at Bryan. Bryan kicks Kofi in the gut. Bryan goes for a Back Body Drop, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi rolls Bryan over for a two count. Bryan applies The Lebel Lock. Kofi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Bryan delivers a series of fickle kicks in the corner. Bryan follows that with Two Corner Dropkicks. Kofi with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Kofi tags in Owens. Owens ducks a clothesline from Bryan. Owens blasts Bryan with a knife edge chop.

Owens unloads another chop/forearm combination. Owens with a Back Body Drop. Owens with a Corner Clothesline. Owens follows that with a Missile Dropkick. Owens punches Rowan. Owens with a Running Senton Splash. Owens kicks Rowan off the ring apron. Bryan is trying to scramble away. Owens hits The Running Cannonball Strike. Rowan continues to run interference. Owens SuperKicks Rowan. Owens connects with a Pop Up SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Owens sets up for The Frog Splash. Rowan launches Owens over the announce table. Rowan catches Kofi in mid-air. Kofi drives Rowan face first into the steel ring post. Kofi takes out Rowan with The Trust Fall. Bryan rolls Owens back into the ring. Bryan goes for The Running Knee, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens kicks Bryan in the gut. Owens plants Bryan with The Stunner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kevin Owens & Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

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