WWE SmackDown Live Results (8/27/19): Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali

WWE SmackDown Live
August 27, 2019
Raising Cane’s River Center Arena
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

– The show starts with two video packages featuring The Roman Reigns Situation and the Kofi Kingston/Randy Orton Rivalry.

Kofi Kingston & Randy Orton In-Ring Segment

Randy Orton likes to slither around the ring talking about how Kofi Kingston is stupid. But who got their ass knocked out out of nowhere last week? Orton has made things far too personal. Kofi wanted to prove that he belonged on top and deserved to be WWE Champion. Orton didn’t want that. He made it personal by bringing Kofi’s family into it. Orton and his buddies were trying to take out his brother, Xavier Woods. Kofi said that it felt good whipping The Revival with that steel chair.

The last thing we saw was Orton cowering and slithering up that aisle.  Orton was scared because he saw the look in Kofi’s eyes. The look that when you mess with his family, he doesn’t play around. The match is set for Clash of Champions. Kofi will prove that The Viper was wrong all those years ago.  Kofi’s ready now. At Clash of Champions, Orton will find out why Kofi is your WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Randy Orton appears on the titantron. Orton repeatedly calls Kofi stupid. Does Orton have Kofi’s attention now?

He would love to come out to the ring and show how stupid Kofi is, but he will wait for Clash of Champions. At his hotel this morning, Orton heard a knock on the door. A letter was placed under his door. Orton wants to read the letter. It says Dear Mr. Orton, please stop hurting Kofi Kingston. Kofi is a good man, but you are a mean man. You make my hero, Kofi, cry at night. Kofi is not just my hero, he’s my daddy. The letter is signed by Kofi’s son Kai. That’s really touching. Orton realized that he’s staying in the same hotel as Kofi’s family. Orton doesn’t have to be pen pals with Kai, he can pay him a visit, right now. Orton and Kofi starts brawling in the Gorilla Position. Orton plants Kofi with The IEDDT off the table.


First Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali in a First Round Match In The 2019 WWE King Of The Ring Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Murphy ducks a clothesline from Ali. Ali blasts Murphy with a knife edge chop. Murphy launches Ali to the corner. Ali slips over Murphy’s back. Murphy drops down on the canvas. Ali shows off his athleticism. Ali with a Hurricanrana. Murphy responds with a Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Murphy repeatedly stomps on Ali’s chest. Murphy with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Murphy drives his knee into Ali’s back. Murphy kicks the left shoulder of Ali for a one count. Murphy drops Ali with a knife edge chop. Murphy stomps on Ali’s face. Ali with forearm shivers. Murphy applies The Sleeper Hold. Murphy follows that with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Murphy goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ali counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count.

Murphy scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Murphy applies a rear chin lock. Ali gets back to a vertical base. Ali repeatedly runs Murphy into the turnbuckles. Murphy drives Ali face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ali kicks Murphy in the chest. Ali with a double leg takedown. Ali catapults Murphy to the top turnbuckle pad. Ali dropkicks Murphy to the floor. Ali lands The Suicide Dive. Ali rolls Murphy back into the ring. Ali side steps Murphy into the turnbuckles. Ali with a High Head Kick. Murphy negates The Roll Through X-Factor. Murphy throws Ali out of the ring.

Murphy lands The SomerSault Plancha. Murphy rolls Ali back into the ring. Murphy dives over Ali. Ali SuperKicks Murphy. Ali hits The Reverse Hurricanrana for a two count. Ali goes for The O54, but Murphy blocks it. Murphy drills Ali with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Murphy PowerBombs Ali for a two count. Murphy nails Ali with The Kamigoye. Murphy follows that with The Brain Buster for a two count. Ali and Murphy are trading back and forth shots. Murphy delivers his combination offense. Ali with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Ali with a Draping Tornado DDT. Ali connects with The 450 Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mustafa Ali via Pinfall 


The Miz, Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura In-Ring Segment

Sami Zayn is now Shinsuke Nakamura’s spokesman. A situation of two kindred spirits. Nakamura is a champion meanwhile Zayn is a stage five clinger. He’s a spokesman because he couldn’t hack it in the ring. He’s riding Nakamura’s coattails. If Nakamura thinks he needs Zayn’s help, then he has problems. If Nakamura thinks attacking Miz is a way to success, he has a bigger problem. Miz made the Intercontinental Title the most relevant  title in the WWE and he can do it again. Miz challenges Nakamura to a Intercontinental Championship Match at Clash of Champions. Sami Zayn comes out to interrupt Miz. Clearly, Miz doesn’t understand the dynamic between Shinsuke Nakamura and himself.

You can say what you want, but Zayn is a liberator. Nakamura has felt freer and better than he has in years. You continue to talk about the Intercontinental Championship as if it’s yours. Zayn has news for everyone. Shinsuke Nakamura is your Intercontinental Champion. He’s an artist, poet and The King of Strong Style. Miz is the King of Soft Style. Zayn needs to beat some respect into Miz. Miz tells Zayn to get in the ring. We don’t do things on your time to please these idiots. Miz will have to beat some respect into Zayn. Nakamura attacks Miz from behind. Nakamura tosses Miz around the ringside area. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa.

Second Match: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans 

Bayley blocks a boot from Evans. Evans backs herself in between the ropes. Bayley with a deep arm-drag. Bayley follows that with a Lou Thez Press. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Evans applies a waist lock. Bayley with a back heel trip. Bayley delivers another deep arm-drag. Bayley applies an arm-bar Evans bodyslams Bayley. Evans toys around with Bayley. Evans bounces Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Evans repeatedly stomps on Bayley’s chest. Bayley avoids The Delayed Bronco Buster. Bayley with a High Knee Lift. Bayley pulls Evans off the ring apron. Bayley clotheslines Evans on the floor. Charlotte Flair appears on the stage. Evans regains control of the match during the commercial break.

Evans applies The Cobra Clutch. Bayley with shots to the midsection of Evans. Bayley with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Evans responds with The Gator Roll. Evans continues to attack the left shoulder of Bayley. Evans her legs around the back of Bayley’s neck. Evans is mauling Bayley in the corner. Evans hits The Delayed Bronco Buster for a two count. Evans drop her knees on the injured shoulder of Bayley. Evans pulls Bayley down to the mat for a two count. Evans applies a hammerlock. Bayley reverses the hold. Bayley dropkicks the back of Evans for a two count. Evans drops Bayley with The Big Boot. Evans talks smack to Bayley.

Evans toys around with Bayley. Bayley skins the cat. Bayley with a forearm smash. Bayley drives Evans face first into two turnbuckle pads. Bayley with rapid fire haymakers. Bayley with Two Running Clotheslines. Bayley nails Evans with a Jumping Knee Strike. Bayley with a double leg takedown. Bayley applies The Achilles Lock. Evans grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Bayley connects with The Middle Rope Stunner. Evans negates The Bayley To Belly. Evans lands The Double Jump MoonSault for a two count. Evans argues with the referee.

Bayley with a Vertical Suplex off the ringside barricade. Evans gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Bayley with The La Magistral for a two count. Evans responds with a jack knife cover for a two count. Bayley with forearm shivers. Bayley follows that with The Bayley to Belly for a two count. Evans kicks the injured left shoulder of Bayley. Evans drops Bayley with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Evans goes for The MoonSault Knee Drop, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Bayley delivers another Bayley To Belly. Bayley lands The Savage Elbow Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bayley via Pinfall 


Third Match: Randy Orton vs. Big E 

Big E delivers two gut punches. Big E dumps Orton out of the ring. Big E drives Orton shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Big E talks smack to Orton. Big E launches Orton over the announce table. Big E negates the referee’s ten count. Orton with a thumb to the eye. Big E sends Orton into the WWE Universe. Big E grabs the left ear of Orton. Big E rolls Orton back into the ring. Big E with the cover for a two count. New Day Claps. Big E drops Orton with a high elbow strike for a two count. Orton rakes the eyes of Big E.

Orton drives Big E shoulder first into the steel ring post. Orton attacks the left shoulder of Big E. Big E fires back with two clotheslines. Big E goes for a Running Splash, but Orton ducks out of the way. Orton repeatedly dumps Big E back first on the announce table. Orton regains control of the match during the commercial break. After the break, Big E returns the favor with a Belly to Back Suplex on the table. Standing Dropkick by Orton for a two count. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp.

Big E with Two Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Orton. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E shakes his hips. The Revival starts running interference. Big E negates The RKO. Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Orton lands back on his feet. The Revival delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Orton connects with The RKO to pickup the victory. After the match, Orton and The Revival plants Big E with their RKO/Shattering Machine Combination.

Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall 

Kevin Owens, Elias, R-Truth and Drake Maverick Segment

WWE Clash Of The Champions 2019 Match Card 

– Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton For The WWE Championship

– The Finals Of The 2019 WWE King Of The Ring Tournament

– Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship

– Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman (c) vs. Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

– Seth Rollins (c) vs. Braun Strowman For The WWE Universal Championship

– Drew Gulak (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Fourth Match: Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin in a First Round Match In The 2019 WWE King Of The Ring Tournament 

Gable with forearm shivers. Benjamin hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Benjamin kicks Gable in the face. Benjamin with a Vertical Suplex. Benjamin talks smack to Gable. Gable with a double leg takedown. Gable with a jack knife cover for a two count. Gable is throwing forearms at Benjamin. Benjamin whips Gable chest first across the turnbuckles for a two count. Benjamin with a straight right hand. Benjamin with a Big Boot. Benjamin tells Gable to bring it. Gable slaps Benjamin in the face. Gable delivers his combination offense.

Gable ducks a clothesline from Benjamin. Gable thrust kicks the midsection of Benjamin. Gable with a Rolling Kick. Gable follows that with a Running BlockBuster. Gable with a Release German Suplex. Benjamin responds with a Lethal Lariat. Benjamin applies The Ankle Lock. Gable dumps Benjamin out of the ring. Benjamin catches Gable in mid-air. Benjamin swings Gable into the ringside barricade. Benjamin rolls Gable back into the ring. Benjamin puts Gable on the top turnbuckle. Gable HeadButts Benjamin. Gable goes for The MoonSault, but Benjamin ducks out of the way. Benjamin drops Gable with a Jumping Knee Strike. Benjamin goes for a PowerBomb, but Gable counters with The Sunset Flip to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chad Gable via Pinfall 

Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Erick Rowan Segment 

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Author: Josh Lopez