WWE SmackDown Live
April 23, 2019
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Roman Reigns, Shane McMahon, and Elias In-Ring Segment:
Shane doesn’t have a lot of time and he’s not in the best of moods, so Greg Hamilton it’s time to introduce him properly. We’re not here to talk about him tonight. We are here to talk about Roman Reigns. We take a look at what happened last week to Vince McMahon. What type of man hits another man’s father like that? It’s disgusting. His father is one of the greatest men who ever lived. He is a national treasure. When Roman hit him, it was like disgracing the American flag, defacing Mount Rushmore.
Can you believe Roman had the audacity to strike down not only his father, but the CEO of a billion dollar company. There will be repercussions.What would be appropriate? Should he levy a fine? Should he suspend Roman? Should Roman be terminated, in other words, be fired? His emotions are getting the best of him because it’s going to be settled right now in this ring. It’s time for Roman Reigns to come out here. This is not a request, it’s an order. Roman throws a microphone out of the ring. Shane is getting ready to fight. Elias attacks Roman from behind. Elias and Shane are double teaming Roman. Elias plants Roman with The Drift Away.
The New Day & Kevin Owens Backstage Interview:
First Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Finn Balor
— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2019
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Stomp fest in the corner. The referee is trying to calm down Balor. Balor continues to stomp on Almas chest. Vega is trying to drag Almas out of the ring. Almas kicks Balor in the face. Almas with a leaping knee strike. Almas follows that with a Corkscrew Plancha. Almas rolls Balor back into the ring. Almas with the cover for a one count. Almas drops Balor with a Big Boot. Balor is throwing haymakers at Almas. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Almas whips Balor to the corner. Almas with a Running Knee Strike for a near fall. Almas applies an arm-bar. Forearm Exchange.
Almas blasts Balor with a knife edge chop. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Almas. Almas goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Almas with a running elbow strike for a one count. Almas applies another arm-bar. Almas with a knee lift. Almas with two haymakers. Almas goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor rolls him over for a two count. Almas repeatedly stomps on Balor’s back. Coming out of the commercial break, Almas targets the left shoulder of Balor. Almas goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor counters with a DDT. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a standing double foot stomp.
Balor nails Almas with an Apron Enzuigiri. Almas has Balor perched on the top turnbuckle. Almas with a forearm smash. Almas goes for a Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Balor rolls him over for a two count. Balor launches Almas over the top rope. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Balor rolls Almas back into the ring. Almas negates The SlingBlade. Almas with a Discus Elbow Smash. Almas delivers The ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Balor responds with a Spin Out Elbow Drop. Vega ascends to the top turnbuckle. Almas catches Vega in mid-air. Balor connects with The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2019
Elias & Shane McMahon Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Kairi Sane w/Asuka & Paige vs. Peyton Royce w/Billie Kay
— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2019
Royce talks smack to Sane after the bell rings. Sane blocks a punch from Royce. Sane applies a wrist lock. Royce decks Sane with a back elbow smash. Royce bounces Sane’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Royce repeatedly stomps on Sane’s chest. Royce is choking Sane with her boot. Royce kicks Sane in the gut. Sane drops Royce with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Sane kicks Royce in the back. Sane follows that with a Running BlockBuster. Royce reverses out of the irish whip from Sane. Sane hits The Intercepter. Sane connects with The Sliding D. Sane lands The Insane Elbow to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kairi Sane via Pinfall
– Lars Sullivan destroys Chad Gable, Jinder Mahal, The Singh Brothers, and R-Truth.
Aleister Black Promo:
Roman Reigns Backstage Interview:
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Bayley In-Ring Segment:
In the main event of WrestleMania, three of the very best, not very best women, very best in this business, went head to head. So Becky pinned Ronda and won both titles. She pinned Ronda. Charlotte didn’t tap out or put herself in a position to get rolled up. Charlotte wants Becky to come out and explain to her why she thinks she’s the rightful champion for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The Man makes her way to the ring. Charlotte wants an explanation? The match was winner takes all. Becky was too busy beating the woman that Charlotte couldn’t beat. Becky has beaten Charlotte more times than she can remember, so she wanted to beat Ronda Rousey.
When it was all over, Becky had both titles and there wasn’t a damn thing either of you could do about it. This is one big injustice according to Charlotte. Charlotte’s in Becky’s head. Whenever that new challenger is knocking The Man out on Raw, all she see is Charlotte Flair. It’s all over her twitter and promos. Since this battle began, she has beaten Charlotte many times. Charlotte’s in the middle of her worst winning streak. Maybe it’s the other way around. The Man is in The Queens head. Becky’s days as dual champion are numbered. Charlotte has nothing to lose. After Becky faces Lacey Evans at Money in the Bank, Charlotte is next in line and will get her title back. How is Charlotte next?
She wants Charlotte to move aside for Bayley, Ember Moon, and Mickie James. Becky wants new challengers. Charlotte is the web that management will not untangle her from. When she runs through Lacey Evans, Charlotte can stand in the back of the line and work her way to the top. Bayley joins the conversation. The Superstar Shakeup was supposed to be about new starts, but all she sees is re-runs. The Man has never defeated Bayley. Charlotte tells Bayley to go to the back of the line because it’s her show. Charlotte should earn a title match, so we should see who deserves one. Charlotte says that Bayley doesn’t deserve anything. Bayley knocks the microphone out of Charlotte’s hands. That leads us to a major standoff in the center of the ring.
Third Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley
— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2019
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte backs Bayley into the turnbuckles. Bayley shoves Charlotte. Charlotte is pissed. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Bayley applies a side headlock. Charlotte drives her knee into the midsection of Bayley. Charlotte goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Bayley lands back on her feet. Bayley is throwing haymakers at Charlotte. Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte goes for a shoulder block, but Bayley counters with a middle rope stunner. Bayley with a ring post dropkick. Bayley rolls Charlotte back into the ring. Bayley with a running crossbody block for a two count. Bayley follows that with a sliding clothesline. Charlotte whips Bayley face first across the middle rope. Charlotte with a NeckBreaker. Charlotte pulls Bayley down to the mat. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Bayley’s chest. Charlotte applies a rear chin lock on the bottom rope.
Charlotte bounces Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley and Charlotte are trading back and forth shots. Bayley dives over Charlotte. Bayley rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Bayley with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Bayley with a jumping knee strike. Bayley with a Corner Spear. Bayley goes for a Diving Elbow Smash, but Charlotte ducks out of the way. Bayley kicks Charlotte in the face. Charlotte responds with a back elbow smash. Charlotte with a slingshot knee drop. Charlotte brutally attacks the left knee of Bayley during the commercial break. Charlotte is lighting up Bayley’s chest. Charlotte chop blocks Bayley for a two count. Bayley negates The Figure Eight. Bayley sends Charlotte to the ring apron.
Bayley with a High Knee Strike. Bayley clotheslines Charlotte for a two count. Bayley with clubbing blows to Charlotte’s back. Charlotte goes for a Big Boot, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Bayley goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Charlotte lands back on her feet. Charlotte drops Bayley with The Big Boot for a two count. Charlotte is displaying her frustration. Charlotte drags Bayley to the corner. Charlotte goes for a MoonSault, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Bayley with a Back Drop Driver for a two count. Bayley avoids a nasty knee drop. Bayley with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb into the turnbuckles for a two count. Charlotte knocks Bayley off the top turnbuckle. Bayley with an inside cradle for a two count. Charlotte Spears Bayley to pickup the victory.
Winner: Charlotte Flair via Pinfall
Becky Lynch Backstage Interview:
WWE Money In The Bank 2019 Match Card:
– Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
– Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
– Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles For The WWE Universal Championship
– Roman Reigns vs. Elias
– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
Fourth Match: Kofi Kingston w/Kevin Owens & Xavier Woods vs. Shinsuke Nakamura w/Rusev & Lana
Nakamura signals for the test of strength. Nakamura applies a side headlock. Kofi reverses the hold. Nakamura backs Kofi into the ropes. Nakamura kicks Kofi in the gut. Nakamura goes back to the side headlock. Nakamura drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Nakamura goes for a sliding knee strike, but Kofi ducks out of the way. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi leapfrogs over Nakamura. Kofi with a back elbow strike. Kofi dropkicks Nakamura to the floor. Nakamura is trying to regain their composure on the outside. Test Of Strength. Nakamura applies a wrist lock. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Kofi. Nakamura delivers Bad Vibrations. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a knee drop. Kofi responds with The PK. Kofi with a Rebound Splash for a two count.
Kofi applies an arm-bar. Kofi with a waist lock go-behind. Nakaumura with two sharp elbow strikes. Nakamura applies a triangle choke. Nakamura rolls Kofi over for a two count. Kofi with a Rolling Kick. Kofi follows that with The High Fly Flow for a two count. Kofi kicks Nakamura in the chest. Kofi dropkicks Nakamura off the ring apron. Nakamura drills Kofi with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura with a Knee Drop across the back of Kofi’s neck. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura with clubbing knee smashes. Nakamura brutally kicks Kofi in the chest. Nakamura with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Nakamura dumps Kofi out of the ring. Nakamura attacks Kofi in mid-air. Nakamura with a sliding kick on the floor.
Nakamura with the cover for a two count. Nakamura goes for a monkey flip, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi mocks Nakamura. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Nakamura. Nakamura side steps Kofi into the turnbuckles. Nakamura kicks Kofi in the back. Nakamura with a Sliding German Suplex. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Kofi counters with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Kofi plays to the crowd. Nakamura avoids The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi hits The SOS for a two count. Rusev attacks Kofi from behind which causes the disqualification. After the match, The New Day and Big O clears the ring. Nakamura nails Woods with The Kinshasa on the floor.
Kofi shoves Owens out of harms way. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise. Owens SuperKicks Kofi. Owens rips off his New Day t-shirt. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens throws Kofi into the ringside barricade. Owens drives Kofi face first into the steel ring post. Owens grabs the WWE Championship. Owens stands on the back of Kofi’s neck. Owens says that he’s taking coming after the WWE Title. Kofi is throwing haymakers at Owens. Owens repeatedly stomps on Kofi’s chest. Owens dumps Kofi out of the ring. Woods with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Owens responds with a Big Lariat on the floor. Owens PowerBombs Woods on the ring apron.
Winner: Kofi Kingston via Disqualification
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