WWE SmackDown Live
April 9, 2019
Brooklyn, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The New Day, The Bar and Drew McIntyre In-Ring Segment:
At WrestleMania, Kofi Kingston made millions of people cry tears of joy, who’s an A+ player, with extra credit. That man broke his foot off betwixt the vegan cheeks of Daniel Bryan and became your new WWE Champion. The New Day showed up on Raw in an effort to make history. Are we talking about the split Big E did last night? Big E proceeds to deliver another split in the center of the ring. Kofi came so close to becoming a dual champion, just like The Man, Becky Lynch. As nice as that would’ve been, it’s good to be home on the blue brand. You might know The New Day for their shenanigans and foolish things, including a lot of butt stuff.
If we can be serious, we’re here to celebrate the career of a man they call their friend and brother. We are here to celebrate the career of Kofi Kingston. Xavier Woods says that Kofi was one his heroes growing up in the wrestling business. They got this together out of the mud. The bond they share is special. They tried to reshape culture and change history. On Sunday, at WrestleMania, that’s what Kofi did. On behalf of him, Big E, and everyone watching, we love you and congratulations.Kofi is at a loss for words. This is an impossible moment. It wasn’t supposed to happen. It wasn’t in the cards, but here we are.
Kofi gives a shoutout to his family who’s sitting in the crowd. They inspire him to be the best and they’ve supported him unconditionally since day one. The Bar interrupts this very special celebration. Kofi owes The Bar a big thank you for saving his ass. Seth Rollins would be the WWE Champion if it wasn’t for them. Kofi almost lost the title in his first title defense. It isn’t because you are a B+ Player, but because The New Day wasn’t there at ringside. Cesaro challenges The New Day to a 6-Man Tag Team Match. Big E wants to know who will be The Bar’s partner? Cesaro says they made a friend on Raw. Drew McIntyre walks down to the ring and stares down The New Day.
First Match: Aleister Black, Mustafa Ali, and Ricochet vs. Andrade Cien Almas, Rusev, and Shinsuke Nakamura w/Lana and Zelina Vega in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2019
Ricochet and Nakamura will start things off. Nakamura with a quick leg kick. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Nakamura applies a wrist lock. Ricochet reverses the hold. Following a snap mare takeover, Ricochet with a crucifix rollup for a one count. Ricochet applies a wrist lock. Nakamura with a forearm smash. Ricochet slips over Nakamura’s back. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Nakamura. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Nakamura for a one count. Ricochet continues to work on the left wrist of Nakamura. Nakamura drops Ricochet with a Spin Kick. Nakamura tags in Rusev. Rusev repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Rusev argues with the referee. Rusev punches Ricochet in the back. Rusev has Ricochet draped across the top rope. Rusev tags in Nakamura. Nakamura with a Running Knee Lift. Rusev follows that with a Vertical Suplex. Nakamura tags in Almas. Almas with a sliding dropkick for a two count. Almas slaps Ricochet in the chest. In and out tags from Rusev and Nakamura as they continue to cut the ring in half.
Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura with clubbing knee drops. Nakamura goes back to the front face lock. Ricochet with shots to the midsection of Nakamura. Nakamura levels Ricochet with a knee lift. Rusev tags himself in. Rusev is putting the boots to Ricochet. Ricochet side steps Rusev into the ropes. Ricochet creates distance with a NeckBreaker. Ricochet tags in Ali. Ali with rapid fire haymakers. Ali ducks a clothesline from Rusev. Ali dropkicks Rusev. Ricochet and Black are double teaming Rusev. Ricochet leapfrogs over Rusev. Black with a Running Knee Lift. Ricochet with a low dropkick. Black clears the ring. Ali, Black, and Ricochet are playing mind games with Almas, Rusev, and Nakamura. Ali tells Rusev to bring it. Ali chases Rusev around the ringside area. Ali is distracted by Nakamura. Rusev with a High Head Kick for a two count.
Rusev tags in Almas. Rusev kicks Ali in the gut. Almas with a clubbing blow to Ali’s back. Almas attacks the left shoulder of Ali. Almas with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Almas tags in Nakamura. Nakamura locks in The Bridging Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Nakamura tags in Rusev. Rusev with a straight right hand. Rusev toys around with Ali. Ali displays his fighting spirit. Rusev tags in Nakamura. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri to the back of Ali. Rusev hits The SpineBuster. Nakamura hooks the leg for a two count. Nakamura applies an arm-bar. Nakamura tags in Almas. Ali is having a really hard time creating separation. Almas with an open hand chop. Almas tags in Rusev. Rusev gets Ali trapped in The Bear Hug. Rusev with an Inside Out Lariat. Rusev knocks Black and Ricochet off the ring apron. Rusev with a Body Avalanche. Ali decks Rusev with a back elbow smash. Ali hits The Tornado DDT.
Black and Almas are tagged in. Black ducks a clothesline from Almas. Black with a running forearm smash. Black delivers his combination offense. Black with a Sliding Dropkick. Black lands The Quebrada for a two count. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Double Missile Dropkick. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Rusev. Ricochet with a MoonSault off the ringside barricade. Nakamura responds with The Kinshasa on the floor. Black Mass to Nakamura. Black is easily distracted by Zelina Vega. Almas with a hand full of tights for a two count. Almas with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Ali tags himself in. Ali side steps Almas into the turnbuckles. Ali with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Ali plants Almas with The 054 to pickup the victory. After the match, Randy Orton drops Ali with The RKO. Ricochet drags Ali out of the ring. Kevin Owens nails Rusev with The Stunner.
Winner: Aleister Black, Mustafa Ali, and Ricochet via Pinfall
It's about proving which tag team is the BEST in @WWE history tonight…
— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2019
— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2019
Carmella, R-Truth, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment:
Second Match: The Iconics (c) vs. The Brooklyn Belles For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Billie Kay and Karissa will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kay drives her knee into the midsection of Karissa. Kay with a clubbing blow to Karissa’s back. The Iconics are double teaming Karissa. The Iconics plays to the crowd. Paige is watching the match from the backstage area. Kay attacks Karissa behind the referee’s back. Royce drops Karissa with a Spinning Heel Kick. Royce tags in Kay. Kay talks smack to Karissa.
Kay repeatedly stomps on Karissa’s chest. Kay tags in Royce. Royce is choking Karissa with her boot. Royce whips Karissa back first across the turnbuckles. Kristen tags herself in. Kristen ducks a clothesline from Kay. Kristen knocks Royce off the ring apron. Kristen rolls Kay over for a two count. Kay drops Kristen with a Big Boot. Kay tags in Royce. The Iconics plants Kristen with their Gory Bomb/Knee Strike Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, The Iconics via Pinfall
Paige Backstage Interview:
Shane McMahon In-Ring Segment:
Third Match: The Usos (c) vs. The Hardy Boyz For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship
— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2019
Jey Uso and Matt Hardy will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Matt applies a wrist lock. Matt wants to DELETE the left shoulder of Jey. Matt tags in Jeff. Double Back Elbow Strike. The Hardy’s hits their Fist Drop/SomerSault Senton Combination for a two count. Jey drives Jeff back first into the turnbuckles. Jimmy tags himself in. Jimmy with a running haymaker. Jimmy blasts Jeff with a knife edge chop. Jeff applies a wrist lock. Jeff tags in Matt. Matt with a Flying Elbow Strike. Jimmy punches Matt. Jimmy with Two HeadButts. Matt is throwing haymakers at Jimmy. Jimmy made a blind tag in Jey. Jimmy hits The Samoan Drop. Jey hooks the leg for a two count. Jey dumps Matt out of the ring. Jimmy delivers a cheap shot on the outside. Jey uppercuts Matt. Jey throws Matt into the ringside barricade. Matt and Jey are trading back and forth shots. Jey rolls Matt back into the ring. Jey applies a front face lock. Jey tags in Jimmy. The Usos are cutting the ring in half.
Jimmy punches Matt in the ribs. Jimmy with a knife edge chop. Jimmy whips Matt back first across the turnbuckles. Jimmy tags in Jey. The Usos hits their BackBreaker/Flying Tomahawk Chop Combination. Jey applies another face lock. Matt with shots to the midsection of Jey. Jey with a Belly to Back Suplex. Jey tags in Jimmy. The Usos sends Matt chest first into the turnbuckles. Jimmy stomps on the left shoulder of Matt. Matt displays his fighting spirit. Jimmy goes for The Samoan Drop, but Matt lands back on his feet. Matt creates distance with a Spike DDT. Jeff and Jey are tagged in. Jeff with rapid fire haymakers. Jey reverses out of the irish whip from Jeff. Jeff with a running forearm knockdown. Jeff hits The Inverted Atomic Drop. Jeff with a double leg takedown. Jeff follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick for a two count. Jey negates The Twist Of Fate. Jey with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Jey tags in Jimmy. Jeff dumps Jey out of the ring. Jimmy thrust kicks the midsection of Jeff. Jimmy uppercuts Jeff. Jimmy with a back elbow smash. Jeff delivers The Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Jeff tags in Matt. The Hardy’s hits The Poetry In Motion. Matt drops Jimmy with The Side Effect for a two count. Matt tags in Jeff. Matt goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Jimmy counters with The SuperKick. Jeff rolls Jimmy over fro a two count. Jimmy SuperKicks Jeff. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey lands The Uso Splash for a two count. The Usos goes for The Double Uce, but Jeff ducks out of the way. Jeff tags in Matt. Matt kicks Jey in the gut. Matt goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Jey blocks it. Jey shoves Matt into the turnbuckles. Matt tags in Jeff. Matt blocks The SuperKick from Jey. Matt connects with The Twist Of Fate. Jeff lands The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.
After the match, Lars Sullivan destroys The Hardy Boyz. Sullivan plants Jeff with The Freak Accident. Sullivan PowerSlams Matt. Sullivan lands The Diving HeadButt.
Winner: New WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions, The Hardy Boyz via Pinfall
Becky Lynch & Lacey Evans In-Ring Segment:
Becky says that Brooklyn has the voices of angels (they don’t). What a week. On Sunday, Becky did exactly what she said she would do in the main event of WrestleMania. She became the first women’s dual champ. That sounds like cause for celebration. That’s what she tried to do last night. We see a clip of the pull apart brawl with Lacey Evans. Evans finally decided to get her gloves dirty and punch her. That punch reminds Becky that she is holding two targets.
Regardless of the Superstar Shake Up, as long as she has the titles, she’s on both shows. he challenges everyone who wants to come after her. If she has to beat everyone in the locker room and sleep with one eye open for the rest of her career, she will. Becky has gone through hell to get here and you will have to get through a red headed devil to take the titles from her. Evans floors Becky with The Woman’s Right on the stage.
Fourth Match: The New Day vs. The Bar & Drew McIntyre in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2019
Xavier Woods and Sheamus will start things off. Sheamus puts Woods on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus is throwing forearms at Woods. Woods dives over Sheamus. Woods ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Woods slides under Sheamus. Woods with a Discus Forearm Smash. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Sheamus. Woods with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Big E tags himself in. Big E with a Corner Spear. Big E tags in Kofi. Kofi with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp for a one count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Kofi tags in Woods. Woods with a flying double axe handle strike. Woods applies a wrist lock. Sheamus backs Woods into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Cesaro bounces Woods head off the top rope. Sheamus clotheslines Woods over the top rope. Sheamus tags in McIntyre.
McIntyre with a Reverse Alabama Slam on the hood of the announce table. Coming out of the commercial break, Woods makes the hot tag to Big E. Big E with a series of belly to belly suplex’s. Big E plays to the crowd. Big E with The Running Splash. Big E knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Cesaro with a High Knee Strike. Cesaro goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Big E rolls him over for a two count. Cesaro negates The Big Ending. Cesaro with a Big Boot. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Big E. Sheamus with a Pump Knee Strike. The Bar hits their White Noise/Diving Clothesline Combination for a two count.
Woods launches Cesaro out of the ring. Sheamus with The Irish Curse BackBreaker. Sheamus goes for The Brogue Kick, but Big E counters with a Running Lariat. Big E tags in Kofi. Kofi delivers a Frog Splash to the back of Sheamus. Kofi kicks Cesaro off the apron. Kofi with a Top Rope Plancha. Kofi drills Sheamus with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Sheamus blocks it. Kofi fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory. After the match, The New Day celebrates with Kofi’s Family to close the show.
Winner: The New Day via Pinfall
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