WWE SmackDown Live Results (5/28/19): Shane McMahon Appreciation Night

WWE SmackDown Live
May 28, 2019
BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Kevin Owens & Kofi Kingston In-Ring Segment: 

Owens was going to kick off Smackdown with another edition of The Kevin Owens Show. At the same time, he can’t think of anything worse than being in the middle of the ring in Oklahoma. The only thing that makes being in front of these horrible people is that in a few moments he gets to beat the hell out of WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. Owens has acquired the taste for beating up members of the New Day. He had nothing to do with the attack on Big E last week. Big E was probably busy sending a tweet when that happened. If New Day wants to blame him for anything, they can blame him for what he is responsible for. They can blame him for the pain Xavier Woods has been in for the last few weeks.

They can blame him for Kofi’s fairy tale ending at Super Showdown when Dolph Ziggler beats him for the WWE Championship. That will be a direct result of what he does to Kofi tonight. Ziggler can thank him in person and give him a title match. Kofi Kingston comes out to interrupt Owens. Kofi tells Owens to stop with the lies. Owens said that he didn’t attack Big E, but everyone knows he did it. He lied about wanting to be part of the New Day. Owens is not a good person, he’s a liar. Now he’s going to soften Kofi up for Dolph Ziggler? Owens is lying to himself. He’s going to pay for re-injuring Big E’s knee. For what he did to Xavier Woods. Most importantly, Owens will leave here with a clear cut understanding why Kofi Kingston is your WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

First Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens 

Kofi dropkicks Owens after the bell rings. Kofi with rapid fire haymakers in the corner. Owens drops Kofi with a Big Boot. Owens repeatedly stomps on Kofi’s chest. Owens talks smack to Kofi. Owens blasts Kofi with a knife edge chop. Owens rams Kofi’s face across the top rope. Owens with a straight right hand. Kofi with a double leg takedown. Kofi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kofi kicks Owens in the gut. Owens pulls Kofi down to the mat. Owens poses for the crowd. Owens kicks Kofi out of the ring. Kofi with a shoulder block. Owens responds with a Top Rope Stunner. Owens with a Senton Splash on the floor. Owens delivers a blistering chop. Owens rolls Kofi back into the ring. Owens with the cover for a two count. Owens works on his joint manipulation game. Owens drives his knee into Kofi’s ribs.

Owens applies a rear chin lock. Kofi gets back to a vertical base. Kofi with shots to the midsection of Owens. Owens clotheslines Kofi. Owens with a basement forearm smash for a two count. Owens goes back to the rear chin lock. Owens has complete control of the match. Owens and Kofi are trading back and forth shots. Kofi thrust kicks the midsection of Owens. Kofi sends Owens crashing to the outside. Kofi with a Trust Fall Plancha. Owens negates The SOS. Owens goes for The Stunner, but Kofi blocks it. Owens goes for a SuperKick, but Kofi counters with The SOS for a two count. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Kofi kicks Owens in the jaw. Owens shoves Kofi off the top turnbuckle. Owens tosses Kofi around the ringside area. Owens mocks the referee. Owens is trying to get a count-out victory. Kofi refuses to quit.

Owens whips Kofi back first across the turnbuckles. Owens with a Running Cannonball Strike for a two count. Owens follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Coming out of the commercial break, Owens applied his third chin lock of the match. Will Kofi finally create separation. Owens with a double leg takedown. Owens catapults Kofi to the ring apron. Owens SuperKicks Kofi. Owens with a Frog Splash off the ring apron. Owens delivers another Frog Splash in the ring for a two count. Owens is displaying his frustration. Kofi drills Owens with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kofi has Owens perched on the top turnbuckle. Kofi with clubbing blows to Owens back. Kofi goes for a SuperPlex, but Owens blocks it. Owens HeadButts Kofi. Owens sends Kofi crashing to the canvas. Owens lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Owens goes for The Pop Up PowerBomb, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi connects with The Rebound Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

R-Truth & Carmella Backstage Segment: 

Daniel Bryan, Erick Rowan, and Heavy Machinery In-Ring Segment: 

The SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan are being interviewed by the beautiful Kayla Braxton. Bryan says that the WWE Tag Team Division is a joke, a bad joke. It’s a joke that does not make you laugh, it makes you cringe.  Rowan has a joke for everyone. Knock Knock. Who’s there? The Smackdown Tag Team Division. The Smackdown Tag Team Division who? Exactly that’s the point. They have ambition. They have purpose. Not only will they be the greatest WWE tag team of all time, but they dedicate their lives to saving this planet.

Unlike all of these people who wasted their Memorial Day weekend eating the beautiful creatures of this planet. While these fat ignorant human were stuffing their face with hot dogs, they did not realize it was a pig named Wiggles. While they were eating hamburgers, they didn’t realize it was a cow named Wilbur. The people of Oklahoma are worse than anybody. Oklahoma is a leader in fracking. They are a leader in deep oil drilling. They may cheer that because it brings a lot of money, but it brings earthquakes. Bryan and Rowan’s mission statement is to save the tag team division and save the planet because they are the planet’s tag team champions.

Kayla informs Bryan and Rowan that there’s some tag teams that are willing to challenge them. Who would that be? Heavy Machinery walks down to the ring. Tucker says that Bryan and Rowan are a great tag team. As much as they love having fun, it’s time for Heavy Machinery to get down to some Blue Collar Business. That business is those tag titles. Bryan is disgusted by Otis essence. Bryan accepts the challenge even though they will regret it. They will have the match, but not in this fracking state of Oklahoma.

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

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. We have Mandy’s muscle and fitness cover on the titantron. Rose with an arm-drag takedown. Rose shows off her muscle and fitness magazine. Rose talks smack to Carmella. Carmella kicks the magazine out of Rose hand. Carmella ducks a clothesline from Rose. Carmella with a Lou Thez Press. Carmella transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rose scrambles to the corner. Carmella repeatedly stomps on Rose chest. Carmella is teeing off on Rose. Rose drives Carmella face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Rose is throwing forearms at Carmella. Following a snap mare takeover, Rose applies a rear chin lock. Carmella gets back to a vertical base.

Carmella decks Rose with a JawBreaker. Carmella rolls Rose over for a two count. Rose ducks a clothesline from Carmella. Rose drops Carmella with a Running Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Rose argues with the referee. Carmella with a back elbow smash. Carmella follows that with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Carmella slams Rose head on the top turnbuckle pad. Carmella moonwalks around the ring. Carmella hits The Bronco Buster for a two count. Carmella is distracted by Sonya Deville. Carmella goes for a SuperKick, but Rose rolls her over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mandy Rose via Pinfall 

Aleister Black Promo: 

Shane McMahon Appreciation Night 

The Best In The World is standing in the ring with Drew McIntyre and Elias. When McIntyre came up with the idea for Shane McMahon Appreciation Night, he was hesitant because he’s not a hero who does things for a trophy or adulation or a celebration. Shane enjoys his life. He enjoys being out here around all of you. He’s a humble man. He came back to help run a family business and the greatest adulation he can accept is looking out at you and seeing smiles on faces. Whether you are here in the building or watching at home, there is something that will make sure that there are smiles on your face as Smackdown goes off the air. We see a video a Shane McMahon tribute package. That was an amazing video. He gives props to Kevin Dunn.

That video was not just entertaining, but it was educational for Roman Reigns. If last night was not enough when he beat down one of Roman’s family members. Reigns thinks that he can break all the rules, but the McMahon family has been putting food on his family’s table for generations. When he came to the ring and hit the Chairman, he bit the hand that fed him. Shane hopes Reigns can hear him. He’s not just going to beat Reigns, he is going to beat some respect into him. Elias says that was powerful. He wrote a song for Shane to honor this special night. Elias says that Shane is the best in the world. He’s better than the best, just like Texas is better than Oklahoma.

Third Match: R-Truth (c) vs. Drake Maverick For The WWE 24/7 Championship 

Sorry Elias, the Shane McMahon Appreciation Night will take a quick break. Drake Maverick continues to run after Truth. Truth kicks Maverick in the gut. Truth plants Maverick with The GourdBuster to pickup the victory. After the match, Shane is completely flabbergasted. He can’t believe that Truth would interrupt his appreciation night.

Winner: Still WWE 24/7 Champion, R-Truth via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: R-Truth (c) vs. Elias w/Drew McIntyre & Shane McMahon For The WWE 24/7 Championship 

Shane kicks Truth in the gut before the bell rings. McIntyre delivers a nasty Claymore Kick. Elias plants Truth with Drift Away to pickup the victory. After the match, Shane says that he has an idea. If Truth wants to inject himself into the celebration, tonight, Elias will team with Drew McIntyre to face R Truth and Roman Reigns. Shane will be suspending the 24/7 rules until the match is over.

Winner: New WWE 24/7 Champion, Elias via Pinfall 

Charlotte Flair & Lacey Evans Backstage Segment: 

Fifth Match: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans 

Charlotte Flair joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bayley grabs the left leg of Evans. Bayley backs Evans into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Standing Switch Exchange. Bayley applies a side headlock. Evans transitions into a waist lock. Evans drops down on the canvas. Evans leapfrogs over Bayley. Evans goes for the monkey flip, but Bayley rolls her over for a two count. Evans drives her knee into the midsection of Bayley. Bayley is throwing forearms at Evans. Evans pulls Bayley down to the mat. Evans punches Bayley in the back. Evans fish hooks Bayley. Evans rams her boot across the back of Bayley’s neck. Bayley reverses out of the irish whip from Evans. Bayley dives over Evans. Bayley with a High Knee Strike for a two count. Evans negates The Middle Rope Stunner. Evans sweeps the legs of Bayley. Evans with a SlingShot Elbow Drop for a two count. Bayley heads to the outside. Charlotte checks on Bayley before we head to the commercial break.

Evans slams Bayley’s head on the ring apron. Evans uses the ring skirt to blind Bayley. Evans hooks the leg for a one count. Evans with two knee drops on the left wrist of Bayley. Evans has complete control of the match. Evans is choking Bayley with her boot. Bayley with a double leg takedown. Bayley with a jack knife cover for a two count. Evans kicks Bayley in the chest. Evans applies a cobra clutch. Bayley with shots to the midsection of Evans. Bayley drops Evans with a Running Crossbody Block for a two count. Evans kicks Bayley in the chest for a two count. Evans tugs on Bayley’s hair. Evans bounces Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Evans repeatedly stomps on Bayley’s chest. Evans dumps her napkin on top of Bayley.

Evans with a Delayed Bronco Buster for a two count. Bayley is displaying her frustration. Evans goes for another SlingShot Elbow Drop, but Bayley counters with a Forearm Smash. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley delivers a Ring Post Dropkick. Bayley clotheslines Evans on the floor. Bayley is distracted by Charlotte. Bayley punches Charlotte in the face. The referee is trying to get Charlotte out of the ring. Evans goes for the O’Connor Roll, but the referee is still distracted by Charlotte. Bayley with a rollup of her own to pickup the victory. After the match, Charlotte tells Bayley to bring it. Evans attacks Charlotte from behind. Charlotte shoves Evans into the ropes. Charlotte drops Evans with a Big Boot.

Winner: Bayley via Pinfall 

WWE Super ShowDown 2019 Match Card 

1.) “The Demon” Finn Balor (c) vs. Andrade Cien Almas For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

2.) Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley

3.) Triple H vs. Randy Orton

4.) 50-Man Battle Royal

5.) Lars Sullivan vs. The Lucha House Party in a Three on One Handicap Match

6.) Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon w/Drew McIntyre

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

8.) Seth Rollins (c) vs. Baron Corbin For The WWE Universal Championship

9.) The Undertaker vs. Goldberg

Andrade Cien Almas Backstage Promo: 

Sixth Match: Roman Reigns & R-Truth vs. Drew McIntyre & Elias w/Shane McMahon 

Elias clotheslines Truth from behind before the bell rings. Elias and McIntyre are double teaming Truth on stage. Reigns punches Elias. McIntyre kicks Reigns in the gut. Reigns whips McIntyre face first into the steel ring post. Reigns sends Elias crashing into the ringside barricade. Reigns transitions into a Corner Mount. Reigns is distracted by Elias. Elias starts teeing off on Reigns. Elias tags in McIntyre. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on Reigns chest. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre and Elias are cutting the ring in half. McIntyre applies the cravate. McIntyre tags in Elias. Elias kicks Reigns in the chest. Elias drops Reigns with a running haymaker. Elias goes back to the cravate. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Reigns. Reigns hits The Samoan Drop. Truth and McIntyre are tagged in.

Truth ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Truth is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Truth knocks Elias off the ring apron. McIntyre HeadButts Elias. McIntyre dumps Truth out of the ring. McIntyre throws Truth into the barricade. McIntyre with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam on the ring apron. Elias wears down Truth during the commercial break. Elias applies a rear chin lock. Truth gets back to a vertical base. Truth with shots to the midsection of Elias. Elias with a knee lift. Truth kicks Elias in the chest. Elias clotheslines Truth. Elias brings Truth to the corner. Elias tags in McIntyre. McIntyre kicks Truth in the gut. McIntyre delivers a knife edge chop. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. McIntyre goes for a Short-Arm Clothesline, but Truth counters with a Haymaker. McIntyre shoves Truth into the ropes. McIntyre drops Truth with a back elbow strike. McIntyre with a Snap Vertical Suplex. McIntyre stomps on Truth’s chest. McIntyre tags in Elias. Elias bodyslams Truth.

Elias unloads two knife edge chops. Truth desperately needs to create separation. Elias and McIntyre abuses the referee’s five count. Truth kicks McIntyre in the chest. Truth sends Elias shoulder first into the steel ring post. Truth launches McIntyre over the top rope. Reigns and Elias are tagged in. Reigns with two clotheslines. Reigns knocks McIntyre off the ring apron. Reigns is mauling Elias in the corner. Reigns drops Elias with a Big Boot. Reigns nails McIntyre with The SuperMan Punch. Reigns dumps Elias out of the ring. Reigns delivers The Drive By. Shane continues to run interference. Reigns punches Shane. McIntyre goes for The ClayMore Kick, but Reigns ducks out of the way. Reigns Spears Elias to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns & R-Truth via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Elias (c) vs. R-Truth w/Roman Reigns For The WWE 24/7 Championship 

Reigns Spears Elias before the bell rings. That allows Truth to hook the leg to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE 24/7 Champion, R-Truth via Pinfall 

Author: Josh Lopez