WWE SmackDown Live
September 17, 2019
State Farm Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: The New Day vs. Randy Orton & The Revival in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
The #NewDay are definitely feeling great as they work together to take down @RandyOrton and #TheRevival. #SDLive @DashWilderWWE @ScottDawsonWWE @XavierWoodsPhd @TrueKofi @WWEBigE pic.twitter.com/dTVKxJaqwH
— WWE (@WWE) September 18, 2019
Big E and Dash Wilder will start things off. Big E with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E has Wilder draped across the ring apron. Big E with clubbing blows to Wilder’s chest. Big E with a Running Splash on the apron for a two count. Big E tags in Woods. Assisted WheelBarrow Splash for a two count. Woods blasts Wilder with a knife edge chop. Wilder kicks the left knee of Woods. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson kicks Woods in the gut. Dawson slams Woods head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dawson with a straight right hand. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Dawson reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods ducks two clotheslines from Dawson. Woods slides under Dawson. Woods with a Discus Forearm Smash for a one count. Woods brings Dawson to the corner. Woods applies a wrist lock. Woods tags in Kofi.
Kofi with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Dawson responds with a haymaker. Dawson tags in Orton. Orton delivers a gut punch. Kofi with a Missile Dropkick off the second rope. Kofi tags in Woods. Kofi hits The PK. Woods follows that with a Sliding Lariat. Kofi with a HandSpring Splash. Woods with a Flying Elbow Drop. Woods tags in Big E. Big E wraps this sequence with a Running Splash. Woods punches Dawson. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex to Wilder. Big E tags in Kofi. Orton avoids The Trouble In Paradise. Orton and The Revival starts cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Revival brutally attacks the injured left knee of Woods. Orton tags himself in. Orton stomps on the left hamstring of Woods. Orton talks smack to the Atlanta crowd. Woods with rapid fire chops. Thumb to the eye by Orton. Orton is lighting up Woods chest. Orton repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Woods. Orton tags in Dawson. Dawson taunts The New Day. Dawson applies The Figure Four Leg Lock.
Woods kicks Dawson out of the ring. Wilder tags himself in. Wilder stops Woods in his tracks. Wilder goes for a Knee Breaker, but Woods rolls him over for a two count. Wilder tags in Orton. Woods decks Orton with a back elbow smash. Woods with an Apron Enzuigiri to Wilder. Woods goes for SlingShot Tornado DDT, but Wilder blocks it. Wilder sends Woods crashing to the outside. Orton with Two Belly to Back Suplex’s on the announce table. Orton and The Revival have complete control of the match. Orton rolls Woods back into the ring. Orton hooks the leg for a two count. Orton tags in Wilder. Wilder kicks the left shoulder of Woods. Woods needs to create separation. Woods repeatedly kicks Wilder in the chest. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson knocks Big E off the ring apron. Dawson puts Woods on the top turnbuckle. Dawson with a heavy chop. Dawson slaps Woods in the chest. Woods is throwing haymakers at Dawson. Woods HeadButts Dawson. Woods creates distance with a Missile Dropkick.
Kofi and Orton are tagged in. Kofi with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Kofi knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Orton. Kofi follows that with a Jumping Clothesline. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Kofi dropkicks Wilder to the floor. Orton goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi drops Orton with The SOS for a two count. Dawson tugs on Kofi’s dreadlocks. Kofi dumps Dawson out of the ring. Big E clotheslines Dawson on the floor. Wilder with a Tornado DDT off the ring apron. Wilder dumps Woods face first on the apron. Kofi dropkicks Wilder off the apron. Kofi goes for The Trust Fall, but Orton counters with The Draping DDT. Orton tags in Dawson. Orton and Revival prepares for The RKO Machine. Big E pulls Orton out of the ring. Big E drives Orton face first into the steel ring post. Kofi drills The Revival with a Double DDT. Kofi lands The Limit Break. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.
Winner: The New Day via Pinfall
Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and Kofi Kingston In-Ring Segment
Ladies and gentlemen, his name is Paul Heyman and he’s the advocate for The Beast who not only stands in front of Kofi Kingston tonight, but stands in the way of the longevity of his title reign, Brock Lesnar. His client has authorized him to inform Kofi face to face, like a man, it’s a bad day for The New Day, yes it is. In layman’s terms Mr. Kingston, it means the following. Kofi, my client, Brock Lesnar, hereby challenges you to a match for the WWE Heavyweight Championship on Friday October 4th at The Friday Night Smackdown Premiere on Fox. Heyman gives Kofi the microphone. When Kofi won this WWE Title at WrestleMania, he made a promise to the entire WWE Universe that he would be a fighting champion. As far as Brock Lesnar’s challenge is concerned, Kofi accepts. Brock plants Kofi with The F5. Brock throws the title at Kofi to close the segment.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) September 18, 2019
Michael Cole’s Sit-Down Interview With Erick Rowan
Second Match: Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn vs. Mustafa Ali
— WWE (@WWE) September 18, 2019
Sami Zayn comes out wearing a neck brace. Cut the music. First of all, Zayn is in a lot of pain, so he demands a little more respect. Show respect to the man Zayn liberated. The man who beat The Miz fair and square at WWE Clash Of Champions. He’s The Artist, The King Of Strong Style, and your WWE Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura. Zayn wanted to talk to Ali for a minute. Several weeks ago, Ali defeated Nakamura. Zayn takes nothing away from Ali, but luck probably had a little to do with it.
That was before Nakamura partnered with Sami Zayn. You’re not looking at the same man you came across a few weeks ago. Zayn likes Ali. Zayn thinks that Ali is super athletic and inspiring. However, Ali will never be a champion. Ali attacks Nakamura before the bell rings. Ali is distracted by Zayn. Nakamura kicks Ali in the back of the neck. Nakamura drives Ali face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Zayn said that Ali made a big mistake. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa.
Match Result: No-Contest
— WWE (@WWE) September 18, 2019
Kevin Owens & Shane McMahon In-Ring Segment
Shane walks down to the ring with a group of security guards. Best In The World Intro by Greg Hamilton. Really Kevin? You know what? Shane can see this as no coincidence that he is served legal papers and Owens is sitting in the audience. Shane tells Owens to step in the the ring, so they can talk about what he has in his hands. No need for security, they’re going to talk man to man. Shane is holding in his hands the largest wrongful termination lawsuit in history. If Owens wins, he would be awarded 25 Million Dollars. Owens is swimming where he shouldn’t be swimming right now. If Shane wants Owens to talk, he should shut the hell up and listen. Owens calls Shane a dumb ass. Shane says that Owens is desperate and has a weak case.
Owens has a strong case because coming out for weeks saying that Shane has ruined SmackDown by turning it into his personal playground. Owens reminds Shane about being fined $100,000 when he hits Elias, the crooked official. What happened when Owens was referee last week? Shane couldn’t get the job done and attacked Owens from behind like a coward. Shane put his hand on an official, therefore he’s a hypocrite. Shane didn’t get fined. He fired Owens on the grounds that he was being insubordinate. That’s where Owens case rest.
Owens wasn’t being insubordinate. Shane held that fine over his head for weeks. Owens had to swallow his pride and he did what Shane wanted him to do. Owens tried to help Shane beat Chad Gable, but he tapped out. Shane tried to take away Owens career and that’s not going to work. Owens tried to help Shane, but now he wants to hurt him. He’s going to hit Shane where it hurts the most, his wallet and in his pride. This is about a lot more than money. Owens has a case and Shane knows it. It’s not about taking millions from Shane, which is going to feel great, but there’s another clause in there. When Owens wins, he will get to come back here and stand in the middle of the ring and say Shane McMahon, You’re Fired !!! Owens exits The State Farm Arena.
– AOP Vignette.
— WWE (@WWE) September 18, 2019
Third Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks w/Bayley
— WWE (@WWE) September 18, 2019
Charlotte kicks Sasha in the gut. Charlotte bounces Sasha head on two turnbuckle pads. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s chest. Charlotte woos at the referee. Charlotte with an Exploder Suplex. Charlotte nips up. Bayley removes the bottom turnbuckle pad. Charlotte dumps Sasha out of the ring. Charlotte with a straight right hand. Charlotte is distracted by Bayley. Sasha drives Charlotte face first into the steel ring post. Sasha rolls Charlotte back into the ring. Sasha with the cover for a one count. Bayley attacks Charlotte behind the referee’s back. Sasha is putting the boots to Charlotte. Sasha is mauling Charlotte in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasha applies a rear chin lock. Sasha pulls Charlotte down to the mat for a one count. Sasha poses for the crowd.
Sasha kicks Charlotte in the gut. Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte kicks Sasha in the chest. Charlotte kicks Sasha in the face. Charlotte clotheslines Sasha. Charlotte unloads five knife edge chops. Sasha goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Charlotte counters with a Fallaway Slam. Charlotte is fired up. Charlotte blocks a boot from Sasha. Charlotte with a big haymaker. Charlotte with a leaping knee drop. Charlotte goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sasha lands back on her feet. Charlotte drops Sasha with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Sasha decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Sasha goes for The Hurricanrana, but Charlotte counters with The Boston Crab. Bayley urges Sasha on the from the outside.
Sasha rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Sasha with a High Knee Lift. Charlotte reverses out of the irish whip from Sasha. Charlotte delivers The Big Boot. Charlotte follows that with The Asai MoonSault to the floor. Charlotte plays to the crowd. Bayley trips Charlotte from the outside. Sasha with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Charlotte locks in The Figure Eight. Bayley breaks the submission hold which causes the disqualification. After the match, Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley and Sasha are double teaming Charlotte. Carmella storms into the ring. Carmella pulls Bayley off of Charlotte. Carmella ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Carmella thrust kicks the midsection of Sasha. Carmella with Two SuperKicks. Bayley is shocked. Charlotte connects with The Big Boot.
Winner: Charlotte Flair via Disqualification
King Corbin’s Royal Coronation
We are very excited that Baron Corbin is The King of The Ring. That indeed is a breath of fresh air. Corbin knows that most of you wanted anybody but him to be your king. However, you’re starting to realize that Corbin is not only the king you wanted, but the king you needed. Corbin is someone you can believe in. He exemplifies everything a King needs to be. He is strong, but generous and fair. Corbin won the tournament with honor and deserves the adoration and respect. If that doesn’t happen, he will show that he can rule with an Iron Fist. Corbin wants to recognize his opponent from last night, Chad Gable. Gable looks subdued. Corbin says that it’s mighty big of Gable to come out here.
Corbin knows that Gable is little bit upset about last night. Gable should try to keep his head held high. It’s really sad to say that Gable has been overlooked most of his career. Corbin wanted to bring Gable out because he’s a perfect example for all of these people. No matter how hard you work and how big you dream, you come up short. Gable tackles Corbin through the throne. Gable transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gable repeatedly hits Corbin with the scepter. Corbin retreats to the outside. Gable destroys Corbin’s robe. Corbin begs for mercy. Gable stomps on Corbin’s crown to close the segment.
Fourth Match: Heavy Machinery vs. The B-Team
Tucker Knight and Curtis Axel will start things off. Knight with a waist lock takedown. Knight with a waist lock go-behind. Axel decks Knight with a back elbow smash. Standing Switch Exchange. Knight with two waist lock takedowns. Knight is distracted by Bo Dallas. Axel attacks Knight from behind. Axel with rapid fire haymakers. The B-Team repeatedly stomps on Knight’s chest. Dallas with a corner clothesline. Axel follows that with a DDT for a one count. Axel applies a rear chin lock. Knight gets back to a vertical base.
Axel kicks Knight in the gut. Axel hammers down on the back of Knight’s neck. Knight lunges over Axel. Knight clotheslines Axel. Dozovic and Dallas are tagged in. Dozovic clotheslines Dallas. Dozovic levels Axel with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic with a Spinning Bodyslam. Dozovic runs through Axel. Dozovic plays to the crowd. Dozovic HeadButts Dallas. Dozovic shakes the top rope. Dozovic with a Fallaway Slam. Dozovic follows that with The Body Avalanche. Dozovic hits The Caterpillar. Dozovic tags in Knight. Knight dropkicks Axel. Heavy Machinery plants Dallas with The Compactor to pickup the victory.
Winner: Heavy Machinery via Pinfall
Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper In-Ring Segment
A lot of the people that are chanting Daniel Bryan’s name right now were the same people who accused him of being behind the attacks on Roman Reigns. Bryan understands why. He wants to be very clear with you. Good or bad, Bryan has never lied to you. Tonight, he stands before you exonerated of all of the heinous attacks on Roman Reigns. That’s not what Bryan is out here to talk about. Bryan is here to talk about Erick Rowan. Rowan says that he has been disrespected. No one saw him. Bryan saw Erick’s potential and talent. How intelligent and special Rowan was. When they won the tag titles, he didn’t just see Rowan as his equal, he treated him as his equal. Bryan didn’t just treat him as his equal, he treated Rowan as his friend.
Erick Rowan joins the conversation. Rowan tells Bryan to stop. Rowan is sick and tired of hearing Bryan speak. We were equals? Who was always standing behind Bryan? Who didn’t let him talk? Bryan was too busy trying to make him into his puppet/follower. Did Bryan ever ask Rowan how he felt about anything? Rowan will not be disrespected. Bryan says that if Rowan feels so disrespected, why don’t he do something about it? There is nothing Rowan can do to Bryan physically that would be worst than ruining their friendship and lying to him.
Luke Harper attacks Bryan from behind. Rowan with a Body Avalanche. Harper follows that with a Discus Lariat. Roman Reigns comes out. Rowan plants Bryan with The Iron Claw. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Harper. Reigns drops Rowan with The SuperMan Punch. Reigns knocks Harper off the ring apron. Reigns delivers The Drive By. Harper responds with The Big Boot on the floor. Harper sends Reigns crashing into the steel ring steps. Rowan PowerBombs Reigns into the steel ring post. Harper and Rowan destroys Tom Phillips and The WWE Security Team. Rowan clears the announce table. Rowan HeadButts Bryan. Harper and Rowan puts Bryan through the announce table with The Double Crucifix PowerBomb.
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