WWE SmackDown Live
March 12, 2019
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Shane McMahon Promo:
Shane wants ring announcer Greg Hamilton to introduce him as the best in the world with conviction. Everyone wants to know why would he beat up his so called bestie? He’s tired of people asking him for help. His entire life, people have rubbed up against him to see how they can get ahead in life. You don’t know what he does behind the scenes to make things better for all of you. It’s all about them. It stopped on Sunday when he beat the holy hell out of The Miz in his own hometown.
He’s not the best in the world because of a trophy. It’s because he was born that way. Shane is going to do things for himself. It felt so good when he was beating up The Miz. It felt so good and it lit a spark that will never go away. This is not a request because Miz works for him. Shane had such an amazing time beating his ass and he will continue that on the grandest stage of them all at WrestleMania. Shane tells Miz to get ready for another Best in the World beating and it’s going to be, AWESOME !!!
First Match: The Hardy Boyz, Aleister Black and Ricochet vs. The Bar, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Rusev w/Lana in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Black and Nakamura will start things off. Quick striking exchange. Black sweeps the legs of Nakamura. Black applies a front face lock. Black brings Nakamura to the corner. Ricochet tags himself in. Ricochet leapfrogs over Nakamura. Black with a Running Knee Lift. Ricochet follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a one count. Matt Hardy and Sheamus are tagged in. Matt plays to the crowd. Sheamus kicks Matt in the gut. Sheamus punches Matt in the back. Sheamus goes for a Bodyslam, but Matt lands back on his feet. Matt kicks Sheamus in the jaw. Matt with a Flying Elbow Smash. Matt tags in Jeff. Jeff with a double leg takedown. The Hardys hits their Split Legged/Running Leg Drop Combination for a one count. Jeff applies a rear chin lock. Jeff is distracted by Cesaro. Sheamus clotheslines Jeff. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro repeatedly stomps on Jeff’s chest. Cesaro mocks The Hardys. Cesaro with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Cesaro bounces Jeff’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cesaro tags in Rusev. Rusev is throwing haymakers at Jeff. Rusev with clubbing shoulder blocks. Rusev applies a rear chin lock. Jeff gets back to a vertical base. Rusev pulls Jeff down to the mat. Rusev continues to put the boots to Jeff. The Bar, Rusev, and Nakamura are cutting the ring in half.
Jeff decks Rusev with a SitOut JawBreaker. Jeff tags in Ricochet. Ricochet is throwing forearms at Rusev. Ricochet slips over Rusev back. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Rusev. Ricochet knocks Nakamura off the ring apron. Rusev sends Ricochet crashing to the outside. Rusev tags in Cesaro. Cesaro throws Ricochet back into the ring. Cesaro applies a side headlock. The Bar are double teaming Ricochet. Double Shoulder Block. Sheamus with a Running Knee Drop. Sheamus applies a deep sleeper hold. Sheamus tags in Rusev. Rusev with a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Rusev puts Ricochet on the top turnbuckle. Rusev tags in Nakamura. Nakamura with a Running Knee Smash for a two count. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura delivers a knee drop. Ricochet is trapped in The Bar’s corner. Cesaro uppercuts Ricochet. Ricochet kicks Cesaro in the chest. Ricochet with rapid fire forearm smashes. Cesaro tags in Rusev. Rusev knocks Matt off the ring apron. Rusev tags in Sheamus. Sheamus thrust kicks the midsection of Ricochet. Sheamus with a BackBreaker.
Coming out of the commercial break, Ricochet is displaying his fighting spirit. Ricochet dumps Sheamus over the top rope. Cesaro tags himself in. Cesaro kicks Black off the ring apron. Ricochet with a Back Body Drop. Ricochet tags in Matt. Matt clears the ring. Matt repeatedly bounces Cesaro head on every turnbuckle pad. Matt tags in Jeff. Poetry In Motion. Matt hits The Side Effect. Sheamus responds with a Brogue Kick. Black with a Jumping Knee Strike. Rusev drops Black with a High Head Kick. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Nakamura with a single leg dropkick. Jeff connects with The Twist Of Fate. Cesaro rolls Jeff over for a two count. Jeff plants Cesaro with The Twist Of Fate. Jeff lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. That leads us to a pier six brawl. The New Day storms into the ring which causes the disqualification. After the match, The New Day destroys The Bar, Nakamura and Rusev.
Winner: The Bar, Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev via Disqualification
The Usos Promo:
Randy Orton & AJ Styles In-Ring Segment:
There’s something Randy Orton has to get off his chest.This is the house that AJ Styles Built? What he doesn’t understand is that in 2002 Styles was wrestling for $10 in a gymnasium in front of 12 people while Orton was making his WWE debut. In 2004, Styles was shaking hands in bingo halls while he was the youngest WWE Champion. In 2005, Styles was in Florida getting a tan with Dixie Carter while Orton was fighting The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Orton has been a 13 time world champion. This is not the house that AJ built. This is the house that Randy Orton built. AJ Styles walks down to the ring. For someone who looks down on the indies, Orton has sure followed his career pretty close.
Styles is flattered. He’s is proud that he came through the indies. People like Orton weren’t made for his world. Styles strikes Orton’s pose. Styles said that Orton had a knockoff diamond cutter. So none of Styles indie pals ever ripped anyone off? Orton does the two sweet hand gesture. Orton needs to look around because he’s surrounded by those indie guys in the locker room. They didn’t go to their fathers to get a job. In Orton’s first year, he had Evolution guiding him. Doing everything they could to make sure he couldn’t fail. Orton loudly goes over his resume.
Styles brings up Evolution, The Legacy, Rated RKO and The Wyatt Family. It seems like Orton had a lot of babysitters. Styles knows who Randy Orton is. He’s The Viper and he’ll use everyone and throw them to the curb. Styles made the first step by attacking him at WWE Fastlane. Styles wasn’t going to be his next victim. Orton disagrees. Orton says that Styles is renting a room in his house. Orton is the landlord and rent’s due Styles, you son of a bitch. Orton wants Styles to make that check out to three most destructive letters in sports entertainment, RKO. Styles rent is at WrestleMania and Orton should take it. Orton heads to the backstage area.
Second Match: Asuka vs. Sonya Deville w/Mandy Rose
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Asuka applies a front face lock. Deville transitions into a waist lock. Asuka grapples around Deville. Asuka goes for a Knee Bar, but Deville grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Deville shoves Asuka. Deville repeatedly kicks Asuka in the ribs. Asuka is pissed. Asuka blocks a boot from Deville. Asuka slaps Deville in the face. Asuka unloads four mid-kicks. Asuka slams Deville’s head on the canvas. Deville rolls Asuka over for a one count. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick.
Deville reverses out of the irish whip from Asuka. Asuka goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Deville ducks out of the way. Deville Spears Asuka for a two count. Deville with a Sliding Knee Smash for a two count. Deville pie faces Asuka. Deville and Asuka are trading back and forth shots. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Asuka hits The Shining Wizard. Asuka follows that with a sliding dropkick to Rose. Deville kicks Asuka in the gut. Deville rolls Asuka back into the ring. Deville with a straight right hand. Rose inadvertently trips Deville from the outside. Asuka nails Deville with a High Head Kick. Asuka makes Deville tap out to The Asuka Lock.
Winner: Asuka via Submission
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) March 13, 2019
The Iconics Promo:
Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair In-Ring Segment:
Becky Lynch says that it feels good to walk down that ramp on her own two feet. Everyone else got brave when she got injured, suspended, unsuspended, arrested, and then in the main event of WrestleMania. This is the match that she set in motion. She picked Ronda Rousey and Charlotte got shoe horned in by Vince McMahon. Becky had to earn her way into her match twice. First, by winning the Royal Rumble, and then by playing Ronda Rousey like a fiddle.
Do you know how hard it is to play mind games on a woman with no brain? She did it. She got Ronnie so wound up that Ronnie did her dirty work for her. Becky will repay Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania by winning her title and breaking her arm. Becky doesn’t care who she has to beat at WrestleMania to take back what people have taken from her. Charlotte Flair comes out to interrupt Becky. Charlotte congratulates Becky for finally making it into her main event. The golden girl’s main event. While Becky was getting suspended and arrested to stay out of the ring, Charlotte has done all of the work.
It’s one thing to be hot for six months. Charlotte has been hot for four years. That’s why she was chosen. She was chosen to get the job done. Charlotte says the WWE Universe supports Becky because they felt sorry for her. Like she feels sorry for Becky. Becky got a hand out on Sunday. Never in her life has she seen someone do so little and take credit for so much. That’s why she will have to make Becky and Ronda relevant when they bow down to the queen. Becky tells Charlotte to shut up. Charlotte did nothing with this for four years and Becky came in and main evented WrestleMania. We don’t need a queen, we need a man.
— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2019
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) March 13, 2019
Third Match: Rey Mysterio & R-Truth w/Carmella vs. Samoa Joe & Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) March 13, 2019
Truth and Almas will start things off. Truth applies a waist lock. Almas rocks Truth with a back elbow smash. Almas kicks Truth in the gut. Truth dives over Almas. Truth with a Hip Toss. Truth ducks a clothesline from Almas. Truth with a Spinning Elbow Drop. Truth tags in Mysterio. Mysterio with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Mysterio sends Almas to the second rope. Joe tags himself in. Joe dumps Mysterio chest first on the canvas. Joe unloads a flurry of jabs. Joe stomps on Mysterio’s chest. Joe dumps Mysterio out of the ring. Joe HeadButts Mysterio. Joe rolls Mysterio back into the ring. Joe bodyslams Mysterio. Joe with a running elbow drop. Joe tags in Almas.
Almas with a Sliding Dropkick for a near fall. Almas stomps on the midsection of Mysterio. Almas and Joe are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Joe punches Mysterio in the back. Joe applies the cravate. Joe with a knee lift. Joe PowerBombs Mysterio for a two count. Joe locks in The Boston Crab. Joe transitions into The STJoe. Truth breaks the submission hold. Joe tags in Almas. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of Mysterio. Almas hits The Amigos. Mysterio responds with The Canadian Destroyer. Carmella pulls Vega off the ring apron.
Mysterio tags in Truth. Truth ducks a clothesline from Almas. Truth with Two Flying Shoulder Tackles. Truth follows that with The Spinning Side Slam. Truth with The Five Knuckle Shuffle. Truth goes for The Attitude Adjustment, but Joe gets in the way. Truth ducks a clothesline from Joe. Truth with a single leg dropkick. Mysterio tags himself in. Joe SuperKicks Truth. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Mysterio connects with The Double 619. Mysterio lands The Frog Splash. Joe responds with a Running Senton Splash. Joe goes for The Uranage Slam, but Mysterio rolls him over to pickup the victory. After the match, Joe plants Truth and Almas with Two Uranage Slams.
Winner: Rey Mysterio & R-Truth via Pinfall
Updated WrestleMania 35 Match Card:
– Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
– Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Universal Championship
– AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
– The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
– Triple H vs. Batista in a No Holds Barred Match
– Kurt Angle vs. TBD in Kurt Angle’s Retirement Match
– Buddy Murphy (c) vs. TBD For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
– Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Fourth Match: Kevin Owens & Mustafa Ali vs. Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan
— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2019
Owens and Bryan will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Owens applies a side headlock. Owens drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Bryan leapfrogs over Owens. Owens with a running elbow strike. Owens follows that with The Senton Splash. Owens talks smack to Bryan. Bryan tags in Rowan. Owens is throwing haymakers at Rowan. Rowan drives his knee into the midsection of Owens. Rowan whips Owens to the corner. Owens side steps Rowan into the turnbuckles. Rowan with a back elbow smash. Rowan with an Inside Out Shoulder Tackle. Owens decks Rowan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Owens tags in Ali. Rowan catches Ali in mid-air.
Rowan goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ali goes for The Roll Through X-Factor, but Rowan counters with a Running Crossbody Block. Rowan kicks Owens off the ring apron. Rowan is fired up. Rowan stands on Ali’s chest. Rowan tags in Bryan. Bryan kicks Ali in the chest. Bryan HeadButts Ali. Bryan fish hooks Ali. Bryan applies a rear chin lock. Ali with shots to the midsection of Bryan. Bryan drops Ali with a back elbow strike. Bryan with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Rowan runs Ali’s chest into the turnbuckles. Bryan and Rowan are cutting the ring in half. Bryan with a straight right hand. Bryan follows that with an Avalanche Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Bryan applies The Lebel Lock.
Ali crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Bryan argues with the referee. Bryan with two uppercuts. Bryan poses for the crowd. Ali dropkicks the chest of Bryan. Bryan goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali hits The BackStabber for a two count. Rowan kicks Ali in the forehead. Rowan negates The Stunner. Rowan goes for The Iron Claw, but Owens blocks it. Owens SuperKicks Rowan. Ali and Owens delivers Stereo SuperKicks which sends Rowan tumbling to the floor. Rowan throws Owens into the ringside barricade. Standing Switch Exchange. Ali with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Bryan turns Ali over for a two count. Rowan tags himself in. Ali decks Rowan with a back elbow smash. Ali goes for The Tornado DDT, but Rowan counters with The Iron Claw to pickup the victory.
Winner: Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan via Pinfall
Vince McMahon & The New Day In-Ring Segment:
Vince McMahon talks about the WWE Universe having a hard time listening. You’re not listening if you have selective hearing. Teachable moments are very important. The New Day walks down to the ring. The New Day are not in the mood for Vince to teach them anything. Vince tells Big E to watch his mouth. New Day and Kofi have made countless sacrifices, never complained or buck the system, yet continued to be treated like garbage. Kofi has been in the WWE for 11 years and he deserves more. Vince reminds the entire world that they don’t deserve a damn thing. This is bigger than Vince’s ego. Now there’s nothing justifiably bigger than his ego. For some strange reason Kofi has never been awarded with a proper WWE Title opportunity.
The WWE Universe has one demand and that’s for Kofi Kingston to compete for the WWE Championship. Vince has known Kofi for a very long time. He’s a pretty good judge of talent. If Kofi was worthy of a WWE Title match it would’ve happen a long time ago. Kofi is an extraordinary athlete. His performance in the Elimination Chamber was fantastic. He’s a fantastic representation of the product. Let’s face it, one day Kofi will be in the WWE Hall of Fame as part of The New Day. At his age Kofi has these two young bucks doing all the dirty work while he gets the spotlight. Unfortunately Kofi is not up to par. Daniel Bryan hit the nail on the head. Kofi is awesome, but he’s a B+ Player.
Kofi doesn’t want The New Day to get fired because of him. Kofi reminds Vince that he’s never complained once. He’s not asking for a handout. He’s proud to be a WWE Superstar and provided for his family. Getting to travel around the world doing what he loves and that’s entertaining the WWE Universe. His life is blessed. However, Kofi still hasn’t proved Vince wrong. He doesn’t complain about anything. He’s never went trick or treating with his kids. Vince has never allowed someone like him to compete for the WWE Title. He’s not going to start complaining now. These people believe in him. If Kofi Kingston wants an WWE Title opportunity at WrestleMania. He’ll have to defeat The Bar, Samoa Joe, Randy Orton and Erick Rowan in a Gauntlet Match next week. The New Day clears the ring to close the show.
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