WWE SmackDown Live Results (7/9/19): Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler

WWE SmackDown Live
July 9, 2019
SNHU Arena
Manchester, New Hampshire

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Kevin Owens & Shane McMahon Segment 

Kayla Braxton is interviewing Dolph Ziggler in the parking lot to kickoff the show. Ziggler calls Owens a worthless tub of excuses. He carried Owens on his back like he has this company for ten years. Kevin Owens arrives and obnoxiously honks his horn. Ziggler is not happy about Owens interrupting his interview. Will Ziggler say that it should’ve been him again? That leads us to a major pull apart brawl. Shane McMahon bans Owens from the arena and tonight’s main event is canceled. Ziggler and Owens behavior was unacceptable. Shane wants to make WWE a safe working environment.

Brawls like that should happen in the ring. Since Owens started it, he was sent home. Wait just a moment, Owens invades the ringside area. Owens says that someone else needs to hear the truth. That man is Shane McMahon. He tried to be a company man. The McMahons said they would listen to the fans, and since then, Shane has gain more power, authority, and TV time. Nobody watching ever wanted that. We have to listen to Shane being called the Best In The World every week.

It makes Owens want to bang his head on the table every week. Shane tells the production team to cut Owens mic off. Every time Shane calls himself the best in the world, it’s an insult to everyone in the back who fights every week. Everyone in the back want to tell Shane to kiss their ass. Owens puts on a headset and says that Shane takes TV time from Buddy Murphy, Asuka, Kairi Sane, Apollo Crews, Ali, The Authors of Pain, and more. Owens exits The SNHU Arena.

First Match: Finn Balor vs. Shinsuke Nakamura 

Test Of Strength. Standing Switch Exchange. Nakamura grabs the right wrist of Balor. Nakamura with clubbing elbow smashes. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Nakamura. Nakamura goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Balor applies a front face lock. Nakamura drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Nakamura with clubbing shoulder tackles. Nakamura repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. Nakamura delivers Bad Vibrations. Nakamura puts his knee on the back of Balor’s neck. Nakamura applies the cravate. Balor with shots to the midsection of Nakamura. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a knee drop for a two count. Nakamura with a Mid-Kick. Nakamura is toying around with Balor. Balor blocks a boot from Nakamura. Nakamura drops Balor with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count.

Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Nakamura with a running knee lift for a two count. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura with a Front Suplex. Nakamura follows that with two knee smashes for a two count. Nakamura goes back to the rear chin lock. Nakamura transitions into a side headlock. Coming out of the commercial break, Nakamura applies the cobra clutch. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Balor kicks Nakamura in the jaw. Balor with a running forearm smash. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor avoids a RoundHouse Kick from Nakamura. Balor with a Spin Out Elbow Drop for a two count.

Balor goes for The SlingBlade, but Nakamura blocks it. Nakamura puts Balor on the middle rope. Nakamura with a High Head Kick. Nakamura hits The Sliding German Suplex. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Balor counters with The SlingBlade. Nakamura dumps Balor chest first on the top turnbuckle pad. Nakamura with a Running Corner Knee Smash. Nakamura follows that with a Flying Knee Strike. Nakamura drives Balor face and chest first into the steel ring post. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa on the floor. Nakamura kicks Balor out of the ring. Nakamura throws Balor into the steel ring steps. Nakamura with sharp knee strikes across the back of Balor. Balor avoids the referee’s ten count. Nakamura delivers another Kinshasa to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

– Video Package for the upcoming Kofi Kingston/Samoa Joe WWE Championship Match At WWE Extreme Rules.

Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, Elias, and Dolph Ziggler Backstage Segment 

Samoa Joe Promo 

You can deny the truth all you want, but it doesn’t change the facts. Last week, Samoa Joe showed Kofi Kingston compassion and offered clemency to the ones Kofi loves. Joe offered Kofi safety, but he wouldn’t take it. Joe sees the hustle behind what Kofi is doing. At Extreme Rules, he will beat Kofi down to the bare essence of what he is. Then he will put Kofi to sleep and to all of those you have called brother and family.  From those you have taken from to get to the top, he will take everything back of what Kofi has taken. Most importantly, Joe will take the WWE Championship.

Nikki Cross & Bayley Extreme Rules Contract Signing 

Kayla Braxton will be the moderator for this contract signing. Why did Bayley attacks Nikki last night? Bayley tells Nikki to relax, she’s just here to sign the contract. Bayley is sad to see that Alexa Bliss is not here, but she’s glad Nikki is here. They’re a lot alike. Bayley was starstruck and was used by people. Bayley became a champion on her own. So the person that attacked Nikki last night unprovoked is the real Bayley? Bayley says that Alexa is manipulating Nikki. Is Nikki okay helping someone else win a championship? Nikki says that Bayley has no idea what she’s talking about. Bayley understands that she’s facing impossible odds, but Nikki doesn’t need Alexa.

Bayley is bringing everything on Sunday. What happens when Alexa loses and blames Nikki for the loss? Bayley signs the contract. Nikki wants to help her friend, but Bayley wouldn’t understand anything about that because all of Bayley’s friends have abandoned her. Nikki is sick of Bayley trying to put a wedge between her and Alexa. Alexa is not using her. Alexa promised that when they win on Sunday, they will be co-champions. Nikki proceeds to sign the contract. Nikki tells Bayley to stick around. She will show that when it’s time to play, Nikki gets all the fun.

Second Match: Nikki Cross vs. Carmella 

Bayley is watching the match from the ringside area. Cross drops Carmella with a Running Crossbody Block. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cross drives Carmella back first into the turnbuckles. Cross with clubbing shoulder blocks. Cross repeatedly stomps on Carmella’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Cross dropkicks Carmella for a two count. Cross repeatedly slams Carmella’s head on the canvas. Cross with a forearm shot across the back of Carmella. Cross with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Cross applies The Regal Stretch. Cross transitions into a half nelson chin lock. Carmella tackles Cross. Carmella transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cross clotheslines Carmella.

Cross says that this on Bayley. Carmella slaps Cross in the face. Cross responds with a forearm shivers. Cross goes for a Diving Crossbody Block, but Carmella ducks out of the way. Carmella with two running clotheslines. Carmella follows that with an Atomic Drop. Carmella with a Running Boot out of the corner. Carmella hits The Bronco Buster. Carmella moonwalks. Cross negates The SuperKick. Cross goes for The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Carmella counters with an Inside Cradle for a two count. Carmella thrust kicks the midsection of Cross. Carmella goes for The SuperKick, but Cross counters with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nikki Cross via Pinfall 

Paige, The Iconics, and The Kabuki Warriors Backstage Segment 

Roman Reigns Backstage Interview 

Daniel Bryan, Erick Rowan, The New Day and Heavy Machinery In-Ring Segment 

This is a SmackDown Tag Team Summit. Tonight, Xavier Woods has a triple threat match with Daniel Bryan and Otis Dozovic. On Sunday, The New Day has a triple threat tag team title match. Unfortunately, Big E didn’t have that in mind because he thought he was going to be in a three way. Sir this is a family show. All three of them will be able to hold their championship tips together. The Planets Tag Team Champions comes out to interrupt The New Day. The WWE Universe should be booing the New Day. Despite Bryan pinning Big E last week and Rowan slamming Woods through a table, New Day comes out here gyrating and making jokes about touching tips. They don’t take things seriously. When The New Day win the tag team titles, no one takes them seriously. Bryan talks too much without saying anything.

Woods wants to hear what Rowan has to say. Rowan confuses New Day because he was taking orders from Bray Wyatt, then Luke Harper, and Daniel Bryan. Who is Erick Rowan’s daddy? Bryan says that The New Day deflects true criticism with humor and jokes. New Day are some of the best athletes in WWE. They have had some of the best tag matches in WWE history. Yet, somehow, New Day never escapes the middle of the card and are not seen as anything more than comedy acts. They would be the worst thing for the tag team division. Bryan takes that back because the worst option would be those buffoons Heavy Machinery winning at Extreme Rules. They follow in the New Day’s lead and act like jokes.

Heavy Machinery joins the conversation. We get it Bryan, you’re the best and the champ. At Stomping Grounds, in their first PPV match, there was no denying that they took Bryan and Rowan to the limit. They showed you what they’re all about. Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, they got back to work and beat Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens to earn their spot in this match. That’s right Tucky because Heavy Machinery are blue collar solid. That means you overcome any obstacle, including the longest reigning tag team champions, The New Day. They will have to put their sixth reign on hold. Otis mocks Woods. They will show the world there’s no party like a Blue Collar Party. That’s Sunday, but tonight, Woods and Bryan, we have a match. Otis is coming.

Third Match: Daniel Bryan w/Erick Rowan vs. Xavier Woods w/Big E vs. Otis Dozovic w/Tucker Knight in a Triple Threat Match 

Bryan exits the ring. Woods applies a side headlock. Woods ducks two clotheslines from Dozovic. Woods slides under Dozovic. Dozovic drops Woods with a shoulder tackle. Bryan applies a sleeper hold. Dozovic brings Bryan to the corner. Dozovic with a Big Biel Throw. Woods kicks Dozovic in the gut. Dozovic with a Double Vertical Suplex. Dozovic with the cover on Bryan for a two count. Dozovic repeatedly whips Woods back first across the turnbuckles. Dozovic dumps Bryan chest first on the canvas. Woods kicks Dozovic in the face. Rowan hops on the ring apron to clothesline Dozovic. Rowan kicks Knight in the gut. Rowan starts brawling with Big E. Rowan prepares for The Double Iron Claw. Knight and Big E sends Rowan over the announce table. Big E shoves Knight. Knight tells Big E to bring it. The referee ejects Rowan, Big E, and Knight from the ringside area.

Bryan chop blocks Dozovic. Bryan dumps Woods out of the ring. Bryan throws Woods into the ringside barricade. Bryan is raining down haymakers. Bryan uppercuts Dozovic. Dozovic reverses out of the irish whip from Bryan. Woods dropkicks Dozovic. Woods follows that with a Discus Forearm Smash. Woods dropkicks Dozovic to the floor. Dozovic catches Woods in mid-air. Woods drives Dozovic chest first into edge of the ring frame. Woods delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Bryan responds with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Woods attacks Bryan from behind. Woods drives Bryan back first into the barricade. Woods is teeing off on Bryan. Woods with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Bryan fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Woods decks Bryan with a back elbow smash.

Woods goes for The Honor Roll, but Bryan counters with The Lebel Lock. Dozovic breaks the submission hold. Bryan with rapid fire YES! Kicks. Bryan goes for The RoundHouse Kick, but Dozovic counters with a Spinning BodySlam. Woods drills Dozovic with an Apron Enzuigiri. Woods goes for a SlingShot FlatLiner, but Dozovic counters with an Exploder Suplex. Dozovic is fired up. Dozovic with Two Body Avalanches. Dozovic hits The Caterpillar. Bryan slams Dozovic head on the top rope. Woods SuperKicks Dozovic. Woods follows that with a Double Knee GutBuster to Bryan. Woods fires off another SuperKick. Dozovic plants Woods with The Pop Up World Strongest Slam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Otis Dozovic via Pinfall 

Ember Moon, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville Backstage Segment 

Mustafa Ali Promo 

Who Knocked On Aleister Black’s Door? 

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Match Card 

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

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

– Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross in a Two on One Handicap Match  For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship

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

– The Undertaker & Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre

– Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan (c) vs. The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship

– Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman in a Last Man Standing Match

– The Revival (c) vs. The Usos For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

– Aleister Black vs. Cesaro

– Ricochet (c) vs. AJ Styles w/The Club For The WWE United States Championship

Kofi Kingston Backstage Interview 

Fourth Match: Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre and Elias 

Shane McMahon joins the commentary team for this match. Ziggler goes for a single leg takedown, but Reigns stands still. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reigns brings Ziggler to the corner. The referee calls for a clean break. Quick shoving contest. Ziggler kicks Reigns in the gut. Ziggler with a straight right hand. Reigns HeadButts Ziggler. Reigns slams Ziggler’s head on two turnbuckle pads. Reigns drops Ziggler with a back elbow strike. Reigns goes for The Samoan Drop, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler dropkicks Reigns. Ziggler delivers The Shot To The Heart for a two count. Ziggler is mauling Reigns in the corner. Ziggler with a Stinger Splash. Reigns punches Ziggler in mid-air. Reigns follows that with The Drive By. Reigns rolls Ziggler back into the ring. McIntyre talks smack to Reigns.

Reigns uppercuts Ziggler from the outside. McIntyre shoves Reigns into the steel ring post. Ziggler throws Reigns into the ringside barricade. Ziggler with the cover for a two count. Ziggler argues with the referee. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler applies The Crippler Cross Face. Ziggler pulls Reigns down to the mat. Ziggler drops Reigns with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ziggler applies a sleeper hold. Reigns gets back to a vertical base. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Reigns. Reigns hits The Samoan Drop. Ziggler goes for a Leaping DDT, but Reigns blocks it.

Reigns fires up with three clotheslines. Reigns with a flurry of corner clotheslines. Reigns drops Ziggler with a Big Boot. Reigns plays to the crowd. Reigns nails Elias with The SuperMan Punch. Ziggler responds with The Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Reigns counters with The SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns is fired up. McIntyre pulls Ziggler out of the ring. Reigns lands The Big Dog Splash. Ziggler SuperKicks Reigns. Kevin Owens drops Shane McMahon with The Stunner. Reigns negates The Zig Zag. Reigns Spears Ziggler to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

Author: Josh Lopez