WWE SmackDown Live Results (6/25/19): Kofi/Ziggler Two Out Of Three Falls

WWE SmackDown Live
June 25, 2019
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Shane McMahon Promo: 

The New Day & Dolph Ziggler In-Ring Segment: 

How’s it going Portland? Since becoming the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania, he has faced some of the greatest moments of his career and of his life. On the flip side, he has also experienced some of the most painful, agonizing and brutalizing moments. Defending the title in a steel cage on Sunday was a combination of those. Kofi had to take an actual leap of faith over Dolph Ziggler to be victorious. Before he had a chance to celebrate and take a victory lap, Samoa Joe put him to sleep.  That was brutal, devastating, agonizing, and incredibly painful.

Samoa Joe is not a complicated man. He’s like a force of nature. When he has the Coquina Clutch around you, it’s like a great white shark. Samoa Joe thinks that he’s a shark that has found his prey, but Kofi will be damned if he let Joe eat him alive. Dolph Ziggler joins the conversation. Ziggler will not let this happen again. Ziggler did the heavy lifting and the hard work and someone is going to take his spot? It’s not going down that way. You know better than this. How many times does Kofi have to beat Dolph Ziggler? Ziggler says this is not a joke.

This is his life and career.  Xavier Woods saved Kofi at Super Showdown. At Stomping Grounds, they went face to face inside a steel cage for the WWE Title and what happened? Kofi took the coward’s way out and leapt through the door. Everyone knows that Dolph Ziggler should be WWE Champion right now. Ziggler had a conversation with WWE Management. If Ziggler wins his match against Kofi tonight, he will be added to the WWE title match at Extreme Rules. Then and only then will he truly get what he deserves, the WWE Championship. By the way, it’s a two out of three falls match. Ziggler wishes Kofi luck.

First Match: The New Day vs. Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan 

Woods and Bryan will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bryan applies a side headlock. Bryan drops Woods with a shoulder tackle. Bryan signals for the test of strength. Woods is playing mind games with Bryan. Bryan applies a side headlock. Bryan delivers another shoulder tackle. Woods dropkicks Bryan for a one count. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Woods. Bryan kicks Woods in the face. Bryan tags in Rowan. Rowan with a running shoulder tackle. Rowan HeadButts Kofi. Rowan repeatedly stomps on Kofi’s chest. Bryan attacks Woods behind the referee’s back. Rowan with an elbow drop for a two count. Rowan and Bryan are cutting the ring in half. Rowan drives his knee into Woods back. Rowan with a vicious crossface. Rowan tags in Bryan.

Rowan has Woods draped across the top rope. Bryan with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. Bryan uppercuts Woods. Bryan repeatedly stomps on Woods chest. Bryan tags in Rowan. Rowan sends Woods to the corner. Woods kicks Rowan in the face. Rowan responds with a corner clothesline. Rowan punches Woods in the chest. Woods decks Rowan with a back elbow smash. Rowan catches Woods in mid-air. Rowan goes for a Bodyslam, but Woods lands back on his feet. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Rowan. Woods with a quick haymaker/chop combination. Woods kicks Rowan in the chest. Woods ducks a clothesline from Rowan. Rowan drops Woods with a Running Crossbody Block. Rowan is fired up. Bryan talks smack to the Portland Crowd. Woods is trying to regain his stamina on the outside.

Woods gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Rowan with a knee drop. Rowan stands on Woods chest. Rowan bounces Woods head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rowan tags in Bryan. Bryan with a Corner Dropkick. Rowan follows that with a Body Avalanche. Bryan is raining down haymakers. Woods is displaying his fighting spirit. Woods kicks Bryan in the chest. Bryan gets Woods trapped in a Knee Bar. Bryan tags in Rowan. Rowan with a standard elbow drop. Rowan with a PumpHandle BackBreaker for a two count. Rowan applies the cravate. Rowan transitions into The Vice Grip. Coming out of the commercial break, Woods unloads a series of bodyshots.

Woods decks Rowan with a JawBreaker. Rowan kicks Woods in the gut. Bryan gives Rowan a standing ovation. Rowan goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Woods lands back on his feet. 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 goes for a Running Splash, but Bryan gets his knees up in the air. Bryan applies The Lebel Lock. Woods breaks up the submission. Rowan dumps Woods out of the ring. Woods delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Bryan with clubbing YES! Kicks. Bryan goes for a Corner Dropkick, but Big E counters with a Uranage Slam. Big E tags in Woods. The New Day plants Bryan with The Midnight Hour to pickup the victory. After the match, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn attacks The New Day from behind. Heavy Machinery storms into the ring to make the save.

Winner: The New Day via Pinfall 

Second Match: The New Day & Heavy Machinery vs. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Tucker Knight and Zayn will start things off. Bryan, Rowan, and Owens clears the ring. Zayn with rapid fire haymakers. Zayn kicks Knight in the gut. Zayn tags in Owens. Owens repeatedly stomps on Knight’s chest. Bryan kicks Knight behind the referee’s back. Owens tags in Bryan. Bryan repeatedly kicks Knight in the ribs. Bryan tags in Rowan. Rowan with a gut punch. Rowan puts Knight on the top turnbuckle. Rowan blasts Knight with a knife edge chop. Rowan slaps Knight in the chest. Rowan whips Knight back first across the turnbuckles. Rowan with a forearm smash. Rowan HeadButts Knight. Rowan with a SuperPlex for a two count. Bryan ducks a clothesline Big E.

Bryan drops Big E with The Running Knee. Rowan hits The Iron Claw. Rowan bounces Knight’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rowan tags in Bryan. Rowan levels Knight with a Body Avalanche. Knight avoids The Flying Knee Drop. Knight with an Inside Out Lariat. Dozovic and Zayn are tagged in. Dozovic clotheslines Zayn. Dozovic knocks Rowan off the ring apron. Dozovic drops Zayn with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic with a Spinning BodySlam. Dozovic follows that with Two Body Avalanches. Owens is disgusted. Owens heads to the backstage area. Dozovic hits The Caterpillar. Dozovic tags in Knight. Heavy Machinery plants Zayn with The Compactor to pickup the victory.

Winner: The New Day & Heavy Machinery via Pinfall 

Third Match: The Miz vs. Elias w/Shane McMahon in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match 

Miz ducks a clothesline from Elias. Miz with rapid fire haymakers. Miz clotheslines Elias over the top rope. Miz with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Miz rolls Elias back into the ring. Miz with a sunset flip for a two count. Miz drops Elias with a Running Knee Lift. Miz delivers The Awesome Clothesline. Miz with a forearm smash. Shane runs interference. Miz goes for a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle, but Elias counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias connects with Drift Away to score the first pinfall of the match. Elias poses for the crowd. Elias bounces Miz’s head on the top rope. Elias with a flurry of bodyshots. Elias is choking Miz with his knee. Elias clotheslines Miz. Elias with the cover for a two count. Elias transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Elias puts his knee on the back of Miz’s neck. Elias with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Elias tugs on Miz’s hair. Elias applies a rear chin lock. Miz gets back to a vertical base. Miz with shots to the midsection of Elias. Miz is trying to build momentum. Miz with clubbing IT! Kicks. Miz with Two Corner Meteora’s. Miz avoids The Jumping Knee Strike. Miz goes for The Skull Crushing Finale, but Elias blocks it. Miz hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz stares at Shane. Miz fires off more IT! Kicks. Elias dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Elias rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz with a Running Mid-Kick. Miz knocks Shane off the ring apron. Miz fights out of the fireman’s carry position.

Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Shane attacks Miz from behind. Shane transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz has been awarded the second fall via disqualification. Shane and Elias continues to double team Miz. Elias rams his forearm across Miz’s face. Elias dumps Miz out of the ring. Shane repeatedly slams Miz’s head on the hood of the announce table. Shane and Elias launches Miz over the announce table. Shane sends Miz crashing into the ringside barricade. Elias rolls Miz back into the ring. Shane mocks Roman Reigns. Shane Spears Miz. Shane tells the referee to start the match. Elias lands The Flying Elbow Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Shane delivers The Coast To Coast.

Winner: Elias 2-1 via Pinfall 

Finn Balor & Shinsuke Nakamura Backstage Segment

Fourth Match: Bayley vs. Nikki Cross. If Nikki Cross Wins, Alexa Bliss Will Battle Bayley For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship At WWE Extreme Rules 

Cross tackles Bayley after the bell rings. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cross applies a sleeper hold. Bayley dumps Cross back first on the canvas. Bayley clotheslines Cross for a one count. Bayley bounces Cross head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Cross chest. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner for a two count. Cross creates distance with a shoulder block. Cross heads to the top turnbuckle. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Bayley dumps Cross face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley gets Cross tied in the tree of woe.

Bayley with a SpringBoard Elbow Drop for a two count. Bayley applies an arm-bar. Cross is throwing forearms at Bayley. Bayley drops Cross with a back elbow strike. Bayley delivers The Ring Post Dropkick. Bayley with a Sliding Elbow Drop for a two count. Bayley with an arm-ringer. Cross dives over Bayley. Bayley with a high elbow strike for a two count. Bayley applies another arm-bar. Cross kicks Bayley in the gut. Cross side steps Bayley into the turnbuckles. Cross with a Stinger Splash. Cross follows that with a Running Bulldog.

Cross drops Bayley with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Bayley dumps Cross out of the ring. Bayley goes for a Suicide Dive, but Cross ducks out of the way. Cross with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Bayley responds with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Bayley goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Cross ducks out of the way. Crucifix Rollup Exchange. Bayley with an Inside Cradle for a two count. Bayley with a knee lift. Bayley goes for The La Magistral, but Cross counters with a Crucifix Cover to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nikki Cross via Pinfall 

Carmella, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, R-Truth, and Drake Maverick Backstage Segment

Fifth Match: Ember Moon vs. Sonya Deville w/Mandy Rose

Slugfest after the bell rings. Deville with a double leg takedown. Deville transitions into a ground and pound attack. Deville with a Sliding Knee Strike for a one count. Deville talks smack to Moon. Moon drops Deville with a Forearm Smash. Moon kicks Deville in the chest. Moon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Moon follows that with a basement dropkick. Moon is fired up. Moon rolls Deville back into the ring. Moon is distracted by Mandy Rose. Deville drives Moon shoulder first into the steel ring post to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sonya Deville via Pinfall 

Aleister Black Promo 

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Match Card 

1.) Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch (c) vs. Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans in a Mixed Tag Team Match For Both The WWE Universal Championship and WWE Raw Women’s Championship

2.) Roman Reigns & The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre

3.) Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Samoa Joe For The WWE Championship

4.) Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

5.) Drew Gulak (c) vs. Tony Nese For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Sixth Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match. If Dolph Ziggler Wins, He’ll Be Inserted Into The WWE Title Match At WWE Extreme Rules 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kofi backs Ziggler into the ropes. Ziggler talks smack to Kofi. Standing Switch Exchange. Ziggler grabs the top rope to force the break. Ziggler kicks Kofi in the gut. Ziggler dropkicks Kofi for a one count. Ziggler pulls Kofi down to the mat. Ziggler applies a sleeper hold. Kofi needs to build momentum. Ziggler lands The Stinger Splash. Ziggler goes for a monkey flip, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi dropkicks Ziggler for a two count. Kofi goes for a Bodyslam, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. O’Connor Roll Exchange. Ziggler drives his knee into the midsection of Kofi. Ziggler launches Kofi to the ring apron. Kofi with a shoulder block. Kofi goes for a sunset flip, but Ziggler sits down for a two count. The referee sees Ziggler using the middle rope for leverage. Ziggler argues with the referee. Kofi rolls Ziggler over to score the first pinfall of the match.

Ziggler delivers a cheap shot before the bell rings. Ziggler throws Kofi into the ringside barricade. Ziggler hits The Zig Zag on the floor. Ziggler goes for a Stinger Splash, but Kofi ducks out of the way. Kofi rolls Ziggler over for a two count. Ziggler SuperKicks Kofi. We’re now tied up. Kofi is throwing haymakers at Ziggler. Kofi drops Ziggler with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Kofi. Ziggler whips Kofi back first across the turnbuckles for a two count. Ziggler applies another sleeper hold. Kofi reverses out of the irish whip from Ziggler. Ziggler drives Kofi face first into the middle turnbuckle. Ziggler with a standing elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler goes for a NeckBreaker, but Kofi counters with a backslide cover for a two count. Kofi with two double hand chops. Ziggler catapults Kofi to the middle turnbuckle.

Kofi with a Double SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Ziggler hooks the leg for a two count. Ziggler with a Leaping DDT for a two count. Kofi with a Jumping Clothesline. Ziggler dumps Kofi out of the ring. Kofi drills Ziggler with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kofi with a SpringBoard Axe Handle Strike for a two count. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Kofi. Ziggler goes for The Famouser, but Kofi counters with a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Ziggler blocks it. Kofi with an inside cradle for a two count. Ziggler drives Kofi shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag for a two count. Kofi avoids The SuperKick. Kofi delivers The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kofi Kingston 2-1 via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez