WWE SmackDown Live Results (5/21/19): Dolph Ziggler Returns

WWE SmackDown Live
May 21, 2019
Dunkin Donuts Center
Providence, Rhode Island

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Shane McMahon & Elias Segment:

The New Day, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn In-Ring Segment: 

Tonight is a very special night. After six long, hard, cold weeks, tonight marks the return of Big E. The person under the sheet is someone much smaller than Big E. New Day sends the imposter to the back. Big E finally returns. He’s not medically cleared to wrestle, but he’s medically cleared to sniff. Big E missed his boys and the entire WWE Universe. Woods points out that Big E has been killing it on Twitter. No Mrs. Lynch is not available. Kofi has to be serious for a moment because he’s the champ after all.  On Sunday, Brock Lesnar became Mr. Money in the Bank. Kofi Kingston defeated Kevin Owens to retain the WWE Championship. It’s not about him tonight, it’s about his friend, his brother, Big E.

Kevin Owens appears on the stage. New Day wants to know why Owens is crashing their party? Owens is joined by Sami Zayn. Big E has been gone for six weeks. Zayn was gone for 9 months and he didn’t have a silly celebration. Big E says that he’ll give Zayn what his buddy got on Sunday at Money in the Bank, absolutely nothing. Owens is visibly upset and heads to the backstage area. Owens didn’t beat Kofi in five minutes on Sunday because he was worried about his friend being hung up in the back. This celebration is disgusting.

New Day is distracting the people while they should be looking at themselves in the mirror at all of the toxic culture they have created. Woods tries to silence Zayn by playing his trombone. That’s fine. Go ahead and yuk it up. Zayn is speaking for Owens as well. Kofi’s night is not going to end in fun. Zayn will beat Kofi in front of his little friends and this dump known as Providence, Rhode Island.  At the end of the night, Kofi will be lucky to be walking out at all. Don’t let the pancakes, comedy, hip shivering fool you because when New Day throws down, they throw down. Not only will Kofi walk out on his own two feet, but he will walk right through Zayn. Because, New Day Rocks !!!

R-Truth & Carmella Backstage Segment: 

First Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Mustafa Ali 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Almas backs Ali into the turnbuckles. Almas goes for a knife edge chop, but Ali ducks out of the way. Ali applies a wrist lock. Almas tugs on Ali’s hair. The referee calls for a clean break. Ali reverses out of the irish whip from Almas. Tranquilo Pose. Ali ducks a clothesline from Almas. Ali with an arm-drag takeover. Ali kicks Almas in the chest. Almas responds with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Almas attacks the injured back of Ali. Almas blasts Ali with a knife edge chop. Almas applies a wrist lock. Almas goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali hits The Reverse Hurricanrana for a two count. Ali applies a front face lock. Almas shoves Ali to the corner. Ali decks Almas with a back elbow smash. Ali is distracted by Zelina Vega. Almas dropkicks Ali in mid-air for a two count.

Almas stomps on Ali’s chest. Almas dumps Ali out of the ring. Almas slams Ali’s head on the ring apron. Almas rolls Ali back into the ring. Almas with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Almas is choking Ali with his left knee. Ali with shots to the midsection of Almas. Almas drops Ali with a back elbow strike for a one count. Almas applies an arm-bar. Ali dives over Almas. Almas with a Satellite GourdBuster. Almas works on the left shoulder of Ali. Ali is throwing haymakers at Almas. Ali dropkicks Almas in the chest. Ali with a Tornado DDT. Almas heads to the outside. Ali lands The Suicide Dive. Ali follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Ali starts favoring his lower back. Almas sends Ali crashing into the ringside barricade.

Almas stops on Ali’s chest. Almas with Two Vertical Suplex’s. Almas mocks Eddie Guerrero. Almas bodyslams Ali into the turnbuckles. Ali tumbles to the floor. Almas punches Ali in the back. Almas whips Ali back first across the barricade. Almas runs Ali’s back into the steel ring post. Almas launches Ali into the time keepers area. Ali gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Almas repeatedly stomps on Ali’s chest. Almas delivers a ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Almas prepares for The HammerLock DDT. Ali catches Almas off guard with the inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mustafa Ali via Pinfall 

– Lars Sullivan Video Package.

Second Match: Carmella w/R-Truth vs. Mandy Rose w/Sonya Deville 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Carmella with a double leg takedown. Carmella transitions into a ground and pound attack. Deville drags Rose out of the ring. Rose is regaining her composure on the outside. Carmella tells Rose to bring it. Carmella barks at Deville. Carmella rolls Rose back into the ring. Carmella SuperKicks Rose. Deville continues to run interference. Carmella pulls Deville into the ring. Carmella is teeing off on Deville. Rose rolls Carmella over for a two count. Carmella delivers another SuperKick. The B-Team, THE Brian Kendrick and other SmackDown Superstars start running after R-Truth who’s the 24/7 Champion. That forces the referee to call off the match. Carmella and Truth exits The Dunkin Donuts Center.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Bayley Backstage Interview: 

Third Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn 

Did Sami Zayn attack Big E? Kofi certainly thinks so. Kofi with rapid fire haymakers. The referee is trying to calm down Kofi. Zayn heads to the outside. Kofi clotheslines Zayn on the floor. Kofi rolls Zayn back into the ring. Kofi continues to tee off on Zayn. Kofi stomps on Zayn’s chest. Zayn with a Back Body Drop over the top rope. Zayn sends Kofi crashing into the steel ring steps. Zayn punches Kofi in the forehead. Zayn kicks Kofi in the ribs. Zayn repeatedly stomps on Kofi’s chest. Zayn is mauling Kofi in the corner. Kofi creates distance with a Missile Dropkick.

Zayn puts Kofi on the top turnbuckle. Zayn with rapid fire haymakers. Zayn follows that with The SuperPlex for a two count. Kofi negates The Helluva Kick. Kofi only wants to punch Zayn in the face. Kofi with a running forearm smash. Zayn kicks Kofi int he face. Kofi with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Kofi plays to the crowd. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Zayn ducks out of the way. Zayn goes for The Blue Thunder Bomb, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.

After the match, Paul Heyman appears on the stage with the money in the bank briefcase. Is Brock Lesnar here? Dolph Ziggler attacks Kofi from behind. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Kofi. Ziggler is completely mauling Kofi in the center of the ring. Ziggler with a Rope Assisted Boston Crab. Ziggler launches Kofi over the announce table. Ziggler wraps a chair around Kofi’s neck. Ziggler drives Kofi neck first across the announce table. Ziggler refuses to listen to the referees. Ziggler has lost his mind. Ziggler wraps up the segment stomping on the chair. Kofi leaves the ringside area on a stretcher.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Charlotte Flair & Lacey Evans vs. Bayley & Becky Lynch 

Becky and Charlotte will start things off. Becky starts teeing off on Evans. Charlotte attacks Becky from behind. Bayley dumps Charlotte out of the ring. Bayley and Becky starts exchanging verbal barbs. Bayley tags in Becky. Bayley repeatedly bounces Charlotte’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Charlotte punches Bayley in the gut. Charlotte unloads a knife edge chop. Bayley shoves Charlotte. Bayley dumps Charlotte face first on the top turnbuckle. Bayley with a Jumping Knee Strike. Charlotte responds with The Big Boot. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on the back of Bayley’s neck. Charlotte tugs on Bayley’s ponytail. Charlotte and Evans are cutting the ring in half.

Evans applies The Cobra Clutch. Evans tags in Charlotte. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Bayley’s chest. Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte pulls Becky off the ring apron. Charlotte runs Bayley back first into the turnbuckles. Charlotte with clubbing shoulder blocks. Charlotte and Evans continues to double team Bayley. Charlotte punches Bayley in the back. Charlotte goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Bayley lands back on his feet. Bayley creates distance with a Big Lariat. Bayley makes the hot tag to Becky. Becky with a Flying Forearm Smash off the ring apron.

Becky delivers a Missile Dropkick. Becky follows that with a single leg dropkick. Becky kicks Evans off the ring apron. Becky with a Flying Forearm Smash off the middle turnbuckle. Becky hits The BexPloder. Charlotte decks Becky with a back elbow smash. Charlotte hits her BackBreaker/Turnbuckle FlatLiner Combination. Becky avoids The SlingShot Knee Drop. Charlotte drops Becky with a Big Boot. Becky negates The Figure Eight. Rollup Exchange. Becky locks in The Dis-Arm-Her. Evans lands The Woman’s Right. Bayley tags herself in. Bayley blasts Evans off the apron. Charlotte goes for The Figure Eight, but Bayley counters with the inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bayley & Becky Lynch via Pinfall 

Dolph Ziggler Promo:

If Ziggler was out there, he would boo himself too.  his goes way back. When Ali got hurt and Kofi got an opportunity and he stepped up and knocked it out of the park. It should’ve been him. Kofi jumped through hoop after hoop and ran the gauntlet. After eleven years of earning everything, he became an overnight success. Again it should’ve been Ziggler. Kofi walked into the Elimination Chamber and he walked out a star. You know the drill here. Kofi walked into WrestleMania to fight Daniel Bryan for the WWE title while Ziggler sat at home.

On that night, Kofi was the better man and it should’ve been him. Every day since becoming WWE Champion, Kofi has outperformed every critic and he has been a fighting champion. The WWE Universe respects him and it should’ve been him. That’s why he did what he did tonight. Ziggler had no other choice. At Super Showdown, Ziggler will beat Kofi for the WWE title because he has to. Ziggler will become WWE Champion and you will admire, respect, and most importantly love him.

Triple H & Randy Orton Video Package 

WWE Super Show-Down 2019 Match Card 

1.) Triple H vs. Randy Orton in a Non-Sanctioned Match

2.) 50-Man Battle Royal

3.) Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon

4.) Finn Balor (c) vs. Andrade Cien Almas For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

5.) Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley

6.) Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler For The WWE Championship

7.) Goldberg vs. The Undertaker

Fifth Match: Roman Reigns vs. Elias w/Shane McMahon 

Reigns is throwing haymakers at Elias. Elias heads to the outside. Reigns slams Elias head on the ringside barricade. Reigns delivers The Drive By. Reigns rolls Elias back into the ring. Reigns is getting distracted by Shane. Elias kicks Reigns in the gut. Elias with a DDT for a two count. Elias repeatedly stomps on Reigns chest. Elias transitions into a ground and pound attack. Elias drives Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. Elias clotheslines Reigns on the floor. Reigns starts building momentum coming out of the commercial break. Reigns with rapid fire corner clotheslines. Reigns drops Elias with The Big Boot. Reigns is fired up. Reigns prepares for The SuperMan Punch. Shane trips Reigns from the outside.

Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias gets Reigns on his shoulders. Reigns lands back on his feet. Reigns with two haymakers. Reigns puts Elias on the top turnbuckle. Reigns goes for an Avalanche Samoan Drop, but Elias lands back on his feet. Elias gets Reigns in the electric chair position. Elias with a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Reigns negates The Drift Away. Reigns HeadButts Elias. Reigns and Elias are trading back and forth shots. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike. Reigns responds with The SuperMan Punch for a two count. Shane puts Elias foot on the bottom rope. Reigns is pissed.

Reigns blasts Shane with The Drive By. Elias with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Elias drives Reigns face first into the steel ring post. Elias sends Reigns crashing into the steel ring steps. Elias lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Elias goes back to the ground and pound attack. Shane grabs Elias guitar. Reigns Spears Elias to pickup the victory. After the match, Shane attacks Reigns from behind. Shane tries to hit Reigns with the guitar. Reigns drops Shane with The SuperMan Punch. Reigns talks smack to Shane. Reigns grabs the guitar. Drew McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. Shane and McIntyre stands over Reigns to close the show.

Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

Author: Josh Lopez