The 02/19/19 edition of SmackDown Live, out of the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, 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 #1018 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Here Comes the Money
After a brief overview of the events of the recent Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Shane McMahon opened the show. He talked about how impressed he was by the NXT take over last night on
The Miz cut in, telling Shane that he hadn’t slept in days, and had to get something off his chest. He talked about their loss at Elimination Chamber and apologized for costing them the Tag Team Championships.
He said that he knew the automatic rematch clause didn’t exist anymore, but that his partner was Shane McMahon, and could set it up if he wanted to.
The Usos broke up the planning session, and said that they didn’t need to bend the rules to make the rematch happen, Jimmy and Jey would gladly give Miz and Shane a second chance to prove they were the best tag team in the world.
But The Usos knew why Shane didn’t want the rematch: Miz would undoubtedly lose the match for him again. Shane demanded that they stop disrespecting his partner, and set a championship rematch between himself and Miz and The Usos for Fastlane.
Aleister Black vs. Andrade
In a much better matchup than he had last night if we do say so ourselves, Aleister Black faced off against Andrade in his SmackDown Live debut.
Black was out to cement his reputation with the main roster, and Andrade was out for revenge on Black, as Aleister cost him the WWE Championship at TakeOver: New Orleans.
Aleister and Andrade had a hard-hitting, back and forth match. Andrade held strong against Black but ultimately was unable to withstand overcome the Black Mass finisher. Be sure to watch this one if you missed it live.
Winner: Aleister Black
The Bar vs. DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
After watching Aleister Black’s match with Andrade very closely, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa were ready for a challenge of their own. Just then, Sheamus and Cesaro appeared, laughing at the idea that two guys from NXT could ever beat them.
Yet another excellent showing between the NXT and main roster guys, DIY
DIY defeated The Bar when Tommaso Ciampa got the blind tag and performed an elaborate pinning combination on Cesaro.
Asuka vs. Mandy Rose
SmackDown Live Women’s Champion, Asuka, came to the ring to discuss her accomplishments since making her main roster debut back in 2017. Asuka said she was ready for new
Mandy Rose answered the call, flanked by Sonya Deville. Midway through the match, Lacey Evans strutted down the ramp, distracting both competitors. Mandy Rose attempted to take advantage by pinning Asuka, but The Empress wasn’t going down that easily.
With a vicious knee to the face from Mandy, Asuka was down for the count. When Asuka got back to her feet, she quickly picked up steam, and, sensing the looming loss, Mandy resorted to cheating. Mandy faked an eye injury, then beat Asuka with a rollup.
Winner: Mandy Rose
Charlotte Flair Isn’t Afraid of The Man
Backstage, Charlotte Flair was interviewed regarding her recent interactions with Becky Lynch. Specifically, Becky Lynch’s vicious attacks any time she and Charlotte were in the same room.
Charlotte said that, as expected, Becky Lynch allowed herself to become too confident and too reckless, leading to her aggravating her injury during an attempted attack on Charlotte during a house show.
Ricochet vs. Eric Young
With Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe in his corner, Eric Young got the better of Ricochet for much of the match. Ricochet was able to shift the momentum with a flying uppercut, leading to Young fleeing from the ring.
He wasn’t able to escape for long, however, as Ricochet dove on top of him as he stood by Killian Dain at ringside. Once Young was back in the ring, Ricochet landed a 630 from the top rope, defeating the SAnitY leader.
Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy, and AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton
6-Man Tag Match
Before the match, Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods and Big E beside him) talked about how lucky he felt to have such great friends/teammates to support him, as they have been his advocates all along. Kingston said he intended to keep the momentum going by winning the tag match.
Daniel Bryan made his grand entrance last, informing the crowd and his 5
Kingston, Hardy, and Styles got the early advantage against the opposing team and held the momentum through much of the match. Randy Orton eventually managed to turn the tables by throwing Kofi Kingston into an announce table – twice.
AJ Styles got the hot tag and immediately went to work on Daniel Bryan, but was unable to put him away. Kofi Kingston tagged back in, where a flip to the floor left everyone laid out except himself and Daniel Bryan.
With a Trouble in Paradise, Kofi Kingston picked up the win for his team.
Shane McMahon came out to congratulate all six competitors on an outstanding performance, and declared Kofi Kingston to be Daniel Bryan’s opponent at Fastlane.
Winner: Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles, and Jeff Hardy
What letter grade would you give tonight’s show? #SDLive— Rumble Ramble (@TheRumbleRamble) February 20, 2019