WWE SmackDown Live
June 18, 2019
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The New Day & Dolph Ziggler In-Ring Segment:
Kofi Kingston welcomes the citizens of Ontario, California to SmackDown Live. Coming up this Sunday at WWE Stomping Grounds, Kofi Kingston will be putting his WWE Title on the line against Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage Match. That’s only if Ziggler makes it through tonight. With that on the horizon, they want to keep the show fresh. Big E suggests that for the second hour of Smackdown, or the freaky hour, that there be a slip and slide. Dolph Ziggler comes out to interrupt The New Day. Don’t let the smoke and mirrors to distract from what we know Super Showdown. Kofi doesn’t deserve to be WWE Champion. Without The New Day, Kofi would be nothing. They wouldn’t have his back. Kofi won’t be able to stand on his own.
The next time Kofi goes to Ghana, it won’t be a celebration, it will be an apology tour. Kofi will have to look at everyone in the face and tell them that when the cards were down and everything was on his shoulders and he was backed into a corner and defend the title all by himself, he failed. At Stomping Grounds, it will be Ziggler slamming Kofi’s body into that unforgiving steel. It will be Ziggler grinding Kofi’s body into that steel. Ziggler will be kicking ass and taking names on Sunday. Kofi doesn’t know about steel cages? Do you remember where this journey began? It began in the Elimination Chamber. Kofi is aware of the brutality that will occur inside a steel cage and he’s good with that. Whether he pins Ziggler in the ring or climb over the cage to go to the floor, or maybe he will just hit Ziggler with Trouble in Paradise and milly rock out that front door.
No matter how it happens, Kofi will beat Ziggler at Stomping Grounds and remain your WWE World Heavyweight Champion. That’s Sunday, Ziggler needs to worry about tonight. His brother, Xavier, has been itching to pop you in the mouth, like he did at Super Showdown. Ziggler wants Kofi to pay close attention to what’s going to happen to his buddy. If it wasn’t for Kofi’s buddies, Ziggler would be WWE Champion right now. After tonight, Xavier Woods will never be able to help Kofi again. Onto Sunday, at Stomping Grounds, all of the positivity, all of the bad inside jokes, the colors, the laughter, all of the pretending of things that you’re not come down when he’s locked inside a steel cage with Ziggler. At Stomping Grounds, Kofi will no longer be WWE Champion. Cause it should have been Dolph Ziggler all along.
First Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Xavier Woods w/The New Day
— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2019
Ziggler goes for a single leg takedown, but Woods stands still. Woods grapples around Ziggler. Woods rolls Ziggler over for a one count. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollup Exchange. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Woods applies a wrist lock. Ziggler backs Woods into the ropes. Quick shoving contest. Woods drop toe holds Ziggler into the middle rope. Woods dropkicks the back of Ziggler for a two count. Woods applies a rear chin lock. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Woods. Ziggler rams Woods face across the top rope. Ziggler drops Woods with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ziggler applies a cobra clutch. Woods with shots to the midsection of Ziggler. Ziggler punches Woods in the face. Woods reverses out of the irish whip from Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Woods in the face. Ziggler slams Woods head on the top turnbuckle pad. Woods with a Desperation Boot. Woods delivers The Honor Roll.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn attacks The New Day from behind. The referee immediately ejects The New Day, Owens and Zayn from the ringside area. Woods with a Flying Crossbody Block. Ziggler with a Delayed DDT for a two count. Woods decks Ziggler with a back elbow smash. Woods slams Ziggler’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ziggler punches Woods in the back. Ziggler tells Woods to bring it. Ziggler dropkicks Woods for a two count. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Woods. Woods slips out of The Sleeper Hold. Ziggler side steps Woods into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with the cover for a two count. Ziggler applies an arm-bar. Woods with two bodyshots. Ziggler goes for a NeckBreaker, but Woods counters with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Woods ducks a clothesline from Ziggler.
Woods with two running forearm smashes. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Ziggler. Woods kicks Ziggler in the chest. Woods ducks two clotheslines from Ziggler. Woods slides under Ziggler. Woods with a Discus Forearm Smash for a two count. Ziggler kicks Woods in the face. Woods dumps Ziggler out of the ring. Woods with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Woods rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Woods drops Ziggler with a GutBuster for a two count. Woods is fired up. Ziggler shoves Woods into the turnbuckles. Ziggler SuperKicks Woods off the ring apron. Ziggler rolls Woods back into the ring. Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag. Ziggler says that’s not good enough. Ziggler ties Woods up in the ropes. Ziggler with a Vicious SuperKick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
– The commentary team hypes up the upcoming Seth Rollins/Baron Corbin WWE Universal Championship Match At WWE Stomping Grounds.
"Señor Benjamin, you're next." – @MATTHARDYBRAND
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 19, 2019
A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guests: Bayley
Please welcome her special friend who will be in her corner on Sunday, Nikki Cross. Where’s the coffee? Bayley comes out drinking Bliss coffee. Bliss calls Bayley selfish. Bayley says that she would never say anything negative about Nikki Cross Bliss reminds Bayley that she dashed Nikki’s dreams of being a tag champion. Bayley says that Bliss is using Cross. She’s tired of Bliss talking behind her back and dares Bliss to say it to her face. Bliss knows the real Bayley. Bliss saw right through Bayley when she was in NXT. Everyone told her that she didn’t belong, so Bliss turned to the nice person in the locker room and Bayley made her feel worthless.
The only person who had time for her was Charlotte. Now Bayley comes out here with her buddies dressing like she works at Forever 21. In reality, Bayley is not a hugger, she’s a liar. That’s so typical of Bliss making up scenarios that never happen. Bliss is treating Nikki Cross the same way she treated Nia Jax and Mickie James. Bayley never lied to her, Bliss can’t handle the truth. She’s not a goddess, she’s an entitled princess who doesn’t deserve a damn thing. Bliss not entitled, she’s better than Bayley. She has always been better than her. Bliss has a natural gift for this.
So Bayley is better because Bliss doesn’t imitate wrestlers or wait for John Cena’s autograph? Bayley says that Bliss has tried to hang onto anyone who can help her get ahead. Bayley has never needed a single person to succeed. That’s why she’s the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Bliss calls Bayley a placeholder because she peaked in NXT. The one person you found so undeserving is the one who is living out the career that you wanted. Bayley punches Bliss and the brawl is on. Cross pulls Bayley off of Bliss. Cross yells at Bayley. Bliss drops Bayley with a forearm smash.
Apollo Crews, Andrade Cien Almas, and Zelina Vega Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Heavy Machinery vs. The B-Team
— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2019
The Planets Tag Team Champions, Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan joins the commentary team for this match. Tucker Knight and Curtis Axel will start thing off. Knight knocks Dallas off the ring apron. Axel with clubbing blows to Knight’s back. Axel is mauling Knight in the corner. Axel repeatedly stomps on Knight’s chest. Axel tags in Dallas. Dallas continues to stomp on Knight’s chest. Dallas tags in Axel. Dallas with a corner clothesline. Dallas drives his knee into the midsection of Knight. Axel drops Knight with a DDT for a two count. Axel applies an arm-bar.
Knight shows off his agility. Knight clotheslines Axel. Dozovic and Dallas are tagged in. Dozovic levels Axel with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic with a Spinning Bodyslam. Dozovic clotheslines Axel over the top rope. Dallas kicks Dozovic in the gut. Dozovic is hulking up. Dozovic with a Fallaway Slam. Dozovic follows that with a Double Body Avalanche. Dozovic hits The Caterpillar. Dozovic tags in Knight. Heavy Machinery plants Dallas with The Compactor to pickup the victory. After the match, Seth Rollins attacks The B-Team with a steel chair.
Winner: Heavy Machinery via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2019
Aleister Black Promo:
Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, Elias, The Miz, and R-Truth In-Ring Segment:
Unfortunately no time for a proper best in the world introduction. Everybody already knows that Shane McMahon is the best in the world. Shane had an incident with Roman Reigns last night, but we need to put the spotlight on the right man, Drew McIntyre. The man who will kick ass and take names in five days at Stomping Grounds when he puts The Big Dog down in the middle of this ring. McIntyre is praying that Roman is listening right now. McIntyre did Roman a favor. Shane wanted him to end Roman’s career tonight, but they’re better than that. They’re better than Roman Reigns. They were having a private function and Roman decided to sucker punch them. McIntyre wants Roman at 100 percent, so there will be no excuses.
The Miz joins the conversation. Miz needs Shane, McIntyre, and the hairy guy with a guitar to watch this video package. We see a clip of Roman Reigns mollywhopping The Revival, Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. Is that funny Shane asks? We see Roman Reigns delivering a SuperMan Punch/Spear in slow motion. How can you sweat more in slow motion? If anyone in the truck plays any more videos, they will lose their job tomorrow. Shane was the kid who always starts every game because daddy is the coach. Miz will have a special edition MizTV with clips of Roman Reigns kicking Drew McIntyre’s ass. It’s not Shane fault that his father is a billionaire and Miz’s father is a bake potato. When Shane McMahon came back to the WWE, he pushed for this show to be different from Raw. The only opportunities on either show goes to Shane and his friends. He sucks up all the air time and we are sick of it.
This all started at World Cup when for the first time in his career, he got injured. Shane won the match and became the best in the world. Miz created a monster. Shane is his responsibility because he sent him down this ego trip and he will be the one to end it. Miz didn’t give Shane anything, he couldn’t get the job done. Shane had take care of business. Since Miz is all revved up and ready to go, let’s have a tag match. Miz is shocked that Shane would put him in a handicap match. Shane’s not that type of person. Shane tells Miz he can pick a partner of his choosing as long as it is in the next ten seconds. R-Truth crawls out from under the ring. Awesome Truth is back baby. Shane didn’t see that coming. However, this match will be a tag team elimination match. Let’s get a referee down here because that match is next.
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— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2019
Third Match: The Miz & R-Truth vs. Drew McIntyre & Elias w/Shane McMahon in a Tag Team Elimination Match
— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2019
Miz and Elias will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Miz shoves Elias to the corner. Miz applies a side headlock. Elias reverses the hold. Elias drops Miz with a shoulder tackle. Miz responds with a running knee lift. Miz applies a wrist lock. Miz tags in Truth. Double Hip Toss. Miz with a Running Boot to Elias chest. Truth follows that with a leg drop for a two count. Truth applies a side headlock. Elias goes for a Back Body Drop, but Truth lands back on his feet. Truth ducks a clothesline from Elias. Truth with a single leg dropkick. Truth plays to the crowd. Truth delivers a split. Elias tags in McIntyre.
Truth with a straight right hand. Truth kicks McIntyre in the gut. Truth goes for The Scissors Kick, but McIntyre ducks out of the way. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre is lighting up Truth’s chest. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on Truth’s chest. Elias attacks Truth behind the referee’s back. McIntyre tags in Elias. Truth is throwing haymakers at Elias. Truth sends Elias crashing to the outside. McIntyre rolls Elias back into the ring. Shane McMahon pulls Miz off the ring apron. Elias drops Truth with a Jumping Knee Strike. R-Truth has been eliminated. The 205 Live Locker Room starts running after Shelton Benjamin who grabs the 24/7 Championship.
The referee reminds Benjamin that he can’t steal the title. Truth snatches the title away from Benjamin and runs for his life. Elias tags in McIntyre. Miz ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Miz dumps McIntyre out of the ring. McIntyre avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. McIntyre clotheslines Miz. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. McIntyre blasts Miz with a knife edge chop. McIntyre stomps on the right hand of Miz. McIntyre rakes the eyes of Miz. McIntyre tags in Elias. Elias kicks Miz in the gut. Elias with the cover for a one count. Elias applies a rear chin lock. Miz gets back to a vertical base. Miz with shots to the midsection of Elias. Elias throws Miz out of the ring. Shane delivers a cheap shot.
Miz sends McIntyre crashing into the time keepers area. Elias sends Miz chest first into the ringside barricade. Miz with a Big Boot in mid-air. Miz is trying to build momentum. Miz with clubbing IT! Kicks. Miz follows that with Two Corner Meteora’s. Miz hits The Awesome Clothesline. Miz slides under Elias. Miz rolls Elias over for a two count. Miz drops Elias with an Implant DDT for a two count. Another round of IT! Kicks. McIntyre HeadButts Miz. Elias tags in McIntyre. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre delivers Two ClayMore Kicks.
Winner: Drew McIntyre & Elias via Pinfall
Ember Moon, Sonya Deville, and Mandy Rose Backstage Segment:
WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 Match Card
– Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss w/Nikki Cross For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
– Tony Nese (c) vs. TBD For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
– Samoa Joe (c) vs. Ricochet For The WWE United States Championship
– The New Day vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
– Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship
– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
– Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
– Seth Rollins (c) vs. Baron Corbin For The WWE Universal Championship
Fifth Match: R-Truth (c) vs. Drake Maverick For The WWE 24/7 Championship
Winner: New WWE 24/7 Champion, Drake Maverick via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a Two Out Of Three Falls Tag Team Match
— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2019
Kofi and Zayn will start things off. Rollins knocks Owens off the ring apron. Kofi drops Zayn with The Trouble In Paradise to score the first pinfall of the match. Zayn is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Owens tags himself in. Owens kicks Rollins in the gut. Owens with clubbing blows to Rollins back. Owens with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Owens shoves Rollins to the corner. Owens is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Owens. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Rollins tags in Kofi. Kofi with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Rollins and Kofi are double teaming Owens. Owens launches Rollins to the ring apron. Rollins with a forearm smash. Owens throws Rollins off the top rope. Owens drops Kofi with a DDT for a two count. Owens is displaying his frustration.
Paul Heyman is watching the match from the backstage are. Owens tags in Zayn. Zayn is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Zayn with a BackBreaker for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Zayn is mauling Rollins in the corner. Zayn puts Rollins on the top turnbuckle. Zayn goes for a SuperPlex, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins HeadButts Zayn. Zayn tags in Owens. Rollins and Owens are trading back and forth shots. Rollins creates distance with The BlockBuster. Kofi and Zayn are tagged in. Kofi with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Zayn. Kofi follows that with a Jumping Clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Zayn avoids The Trouble In Paradise.
Kofi ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Kofi with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Zayn punches Kofi. Zayn drops Kofi with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Zayn tags in Owens. Kofi dropkicks Owens to the floor. Kofi dumps Zayn out of the ring. Kofi tags in Rollins. Rollins delivers Two Suicide Dives. Rollins rolls Owens back into the ring. Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins starts burning it down. Zayn is running interference. Kofi with a Flying Clothesline off the steel ring steps. Owens SuperKicks Rollins. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Owens. Roll Through SuperKick. Owens goes for a Back Body Drop, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins plants Owens with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory.
Winner: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston 2-0 via Pinfall
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