The August 6 2019 edition of SmackDown Live, out of the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE SmackDown Live results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1042 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
To Be The Woman, You Have To Beat The Woman
Charlotte Flair opened the show to get a few last verbal jabs in before her match with Trish Stratus at Summerslam. But Trish Stratus wasn’t going to sit by and let her be the only one, and came out to the ring to join her.
But before she did, she had the guys in the truck play a video package illustrating why she is a fierce competitor. Once she was in front of Charlotte, she had her say (while Charlotte rolled her eyes), and when she was finished, Charlotte said that on Sunday, she would bow down to The Queen. And was smacked in the face for her insolence.
Charlotte didn’t speak or strike back; she simply smiled and walked away. Because when you know you’re the best, you don’t have to prove it.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Ali
The crowd went wild as Goldberg’s music hit, but to their dismay, it was just Dolph Ziggler doing Goldberg’s entrance. This was supposed to be Ziggler vs. Rey Mysterio, but that match never happened, as Ziggler savagely attacked Rey Mysterio as he made his way to the ring.
After the referees successfully pulled him off of Rey, Ziggler grabbed a mic to talk himself up but didn’t get too far, as Ali ran down to get revenge on Mysterio’s behalf.
Ali caught Ziggler off guard and was able to get in quite a bit of offense, but once Ziggler got a grip on what was happening, he defeated Ali fairly quickly with a superkick.
Samoa Joe Gets His Apology
The bond between Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns continued to grow tonight; during an interview regarding the recent attempts to put him out of action, Reigns sincerely apologized to Joe for ever thinking he could have been the one behind it.
As far as his thoughts about the attacks themselves, Roman said that he intended to get answers before the night was over.
Ember Moon vs. Natalya
Eager to prove that she deserves her title match against Bayley on Sunday (and possibly to show Bayley what awaits her), Ember Moon came at Natalya extremely aggressively, beating her down for much of the match.
However, once the action spilled outside of the ring, it went downhill quickly for The Shenom. Natalya locked in her Sharpshooter and refused to let up, even when the match ended via double count-out.
Bayley ran down to save Ember, but it didn’t do her much good, as Natalya shoved her as she walked back up the ramp and Ember shoved her as Bayley tried to help her off the ground.
Winner: N/A (Double Count-Out)
The Kevin Owens Show: Shane McMahon
Skipping all formalities, Kevin Owens asked that his music be cut prematurely because this episode of The KO Show was serious business and he wanted to get it over with.
After a few moments, Shane McMahon decided to grace Kevin Owens with his presence. Kevin Owens wasted no time getting to the point, he wanted Shane to put his career on the line at Summerslam as well, to even the stakes.
Shane launched into a speech about why he would be doing no such thing, mainly because the entire match was designed to make Kevin go away, not to find out which of them was the better man.
Kevin Owens then went a different route, calling Shane a coward in an attempt to get him to agree to the stipulation since reasoning with him obviously wasn’t going to work. Shane did not appreciate this comment, and a brawl broke out between them.
Elias ran down to help Shane but received a Stunner from Kevin Owens for his trouble. Although Owens fought off Shane’s henchman, he was unable to overcome Shane himself, who beat Kevin down before pushing an announce table on top of him and screaming in his face that after Sunday, he would be out of Shane’s life for good.
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Sami Zayn vs. Aleister Black
Last week on SmackDown Live, Sami Zayn offered to put Aleister Black out of his misery at Summerslam by giving him the match he had been begging for. This week, he came to the ring to give his prospective opponent a chance to respond to his challenge.
What he didn’t expect was what Aleister Black had to say. He didn’t appear on the screen in his dark room, he didn’t have many words to say at all. Black accepted Zayn’s challenge but said the match wouldn’t be happening on Sunday. It would happen right then.
Aleister Black gained control of the match very early on, but miraculously, Sami Zayn was able to respond in kind. Zayn kept pace with Black for much longer than we expected, but Black’s signature barrage of strikes was too much for Sami to handle and after a Black Mass, he was down for good.
Winner: Aleister Black
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt said that he loved Finn Bálor, and especially admired that he wasn’t afraid of anything. But had to admit that Bálor took things too far by welcoming The Fiend to his doorstep willingly.
And he would find out just how poor of a decision this was when The Fiend makes him hurt on Sunday.
Why, Elias, Why
Backstage, Chad Gable was minding his own business when he was approached by Elias, who was apparently offended by his very presence, as quoting the great Randy Newman, he said: “short people ain’t got no reason to live.” Rude.
The New Day vs. Daniel Bryan and Rowan
Xavier Woods got the better of the former Planet’s Champ to kick things off, and back from commercial, Big E was doing the same. It seemed that losing two championships back to back may have caused Daniel Bryan to lose some of his mojo. Luckily, Rowan was there to pull him to safety.
Using his size and strength to his advantage, Rowan rag dolled Xavier Woods, grinning at Daniel Bryan as he went. And once he felt that Wood was sufficiently impaired, he gave the ring back to Bryan, who picked up where he left off.
After a second commercial, Big E was in control once again, catching Daniel Bryan in a stretch muffler, but when Bryan escaped, he tagged Rowan back into the match. The New Day’s impeccable teamwork allowed them to come close to the win anyway, working together to ground Rowan and hit him with a diving elbow, but Daniel Bryan broke up the pin.
The New Day persevered, Big E taking out Daniel Bryan at ringside while Xavier Woods powered up again, but Rowan had enough at this point, and smashed Woods with a set of steel steps, causing a disqualification.
After the match had ended, Bryan and Rowan continued the destruction of The New Day until…
Winner: The New Day (via disqualification)
Roman Reigns Gets Answers
Roman Reigns was shown backstage entering the men’s locker room. He asked that everyone leave except Buddy Murphy, who was seen leaving the scene of the crime when the lighting rig was pushed on top of Reigns last week on SmackDown Live.
Reigns demanded that Buddy Murphy tell him who did it because if he didn’t, he obviously saw who did. Murphy resisted at first, but after a rather brutal beating at the hands of Reigns, he finally revealed that he believed it to be Rowan. He made it clear that he didn’t see Bryan, only Rowan.
SmackDown Live Results (August 6 2019)
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