The 06/11/19 edition of WWE SmackDown Live, out of the Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1034 of SmackDown Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Miz TV: Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon
The Miz opened the show with his own show, Miz TV. He said that his guest for the evening demanded he come to SmackDown to have them on his show. It turns out, that person was The Pest of the World (smudged index cards) and his entourage, Elias and Drew McIntyre.
Shane McMahon came to the ring with his friends, unperturbed by the announcing error, as he had Greg Hamilton to do it right. Miz immediately launched into a verbal attack on Shane, telling him that none of his victories meant anything, including the one against Roman Reigns at Super Showdown.
After a clip was played showing Roman expressing his feelings about the loss to Shane O’Mac, Drew McIntyre gave his two cents. He said that the greatest joy in his life is inflicting pain, and he couldn’t wait to kick Roman’s head off at Stomping Grounds.
Miz and Shane went back and forth until Shane, as he always does, crossed the line, saying Miz and his family shared genetics with baked potatoes. Shane said that he would gladly give Miz another shot at The Best in the World if he made it through Drew McIntyre and Elias.
The Miz vs. Elias
Drew McIntyre used his size to his advantage, jerking Miz around the ring, but with a jawbreaker and a barrage of strikes, Miz was able to turn the tables in his favor.
Elias went for an elbow drop, but Miz rolled out of the way just in time, coming back with a Skull Crushing Finale and taking the victory.
Winner: The Miz
The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre
Without missing a beat, Drew McIntyre lept into the ring to take his turn against The Miz. Just as Elias had done before him, Drew used his size and strength to rag doll Miz, albeit in slightly more ruthless fashion than his predecessor.
Miz was able to gain momentum with a few kicks to McIntyre’s face and shoulder, following it up with a sliding kick to the outside and a vicious DDT back in the ring.
Miz tried to finish McIntyre off with a Skull Crushing Finale but was stopped by Shane McMahon, catching a Claymore from Drew McIntyre instead and losing the match.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
The Miz vs. Shane McMahon
Seeing a beaten down Miz gave Shane O’Mac a little more courage, and he agreed to take on Miz despite Miz having lost the match to McIntyre. Shane and Miz traded strikes, but Miz quickly tapped out to Shane’s triangle submission.
Winner: Shane McMahon
Sonya and Mandy Spark a Fire in Ember
Backstage, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville continued to harass Ember Moon, again shoving Mandy’s magazine into Ember’s face while she sat alone reading a book. But Ember Moon didn’t simply let it roll off her back this time around, angrily throwing a trash can across the hall once they were out of sight.
Yolo County Tag Team Championships
SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions, Daniel Bryan and Rowan, were preparing for their title unification match against the Yolo County Tag Team Champions when Heavy Machinery, Otis and Tucker, interrupted.
They said they knew Bryan and Rowan were dodging them because they were afraid of losing the championships, but Bryan denied it, claiming that they simply hadn’t earned the right to face the champs yet. So if they were able to defeat the Yolo County Tag Team Champions, they would earn a match against The Planet’s Champions.
Heavy Machinery vs. Yolo County Tag Team Champions
The Yolo County Tag Team Champions did their very best, but Otis’ Caterpillar combined with his and Tucky’s Compactor piggyback powerslam, the hometown boys didn’t stand a chance.
Winner: Heavy Machinery
The 7-Eleven Championship
Carmella and 24/7 Champion R-Truth were discussing Truth’s recent hardships due to being the title holder. The 7-Eleven Championship was ruining his life, but he just couldn’t bear to let it go.
Carmella and Truth heard someone approaching, so Carmella shoved Truth into a nearby storage container to protect him, promising to come back for him after her match.
But Truth panicked, making so much noise that he was overheard by Jinder Mahal, who did his best Carmella impression in an attempt to trick Truth into trusting him. Under the guise of going to get help, Jinder ran off to find a referee.
Later, Jinder Mahal and a referee ran back to the container, crowbar in hand, but the container was gone. This saved Truth from a possible defeat, but also prevented Carmella from freeing him. On a forklift near the loading area, R-Truth and his container were on their way to be loaded onto a truck and taken to the next town.
Carmella vs. Sonya Deville
Sonya Deville got the early advantage, essentially manhandling Carmella all over the ring, systematically wearing her down while Mandy Rose watched from ringside.
Carmella kicked out of a pinfall, angering Sonya Deville, who kicked Carmella in the face, but Carmella came back with her Code of Silence submission. Unfortunately, Mandy Rose was there to put Sonya’s foot on the rope, breaking it up.
Sonya Deville rolled out of the ring to escape, so Carmella dove on top of her and Mandy Rose, but when she tried to get back in, Mandy Rose grabbed her ankle. Carmella fought Mandy off, but by the time she got back in the ring, Sonya was waiting with a knee strike and took the victory.
Winner: Sonya Deville
Bayley vs. Nikki Cross
Earlier in the evening, Alexa Bliss continued her attempts to turn Nikki Cross against Bayley, claiming that Bayley said some less than kind things about her on social media after losing her match on Raw (though she couldn’t prove it because she had Bayley blocked).
When asked about the alleged comments before the match, Bayley said that she said no such things, but it didn’t matter what Nikki believed, because she would be losing the match either way.
After their lockup, Nikki Cross was soon flung from the ring, where Bayley came after her with a sliding kick. But when she tried a second one, Nikki Cross trapped her in the apron, slamming her to the mat back in the ring for a near fall.
From there, Nikki Cross gained momentum, beating Bayley down while Alexa yelled taunts in her ear. Bayley came back strong, nearly defeating Nikki with a quick combination, but was unable to keep her down.
To buy her new friend time, Alexa Bliss distracted Bayley at ringside, but it didn’t do much good, as Bayley turned her attention back toward Nikki Cross, flying from the top rope with an elbow drop and winning the match.
Apollo Crews’ Backstage Interview
Backstage, Apollo Crews had a talk with Kayla Braxton regarding his match against Andrade on SmackDown Live last week that turned into a mugging at the hands of Andrade to send a message to his Super Showdown opponent, Finn Bálor.
Apollo Crews said that he would love to challenge Andrade again, but Zelina appeared before he could even finish the thought, saying that if he made the mistake of provoking Andrade, it would be the last thing he ever did.
To make matters worse, Apollo turned to find Chad Gable taking some mysterious notes on the situation, shaking his head disapprovingly.
The New Day vs. Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, and Sami Zayn
Tensions ran particularly high for this match, as Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens interrupted New Day’s welcome back party for Big E earlier in the show. The six men threw insults back and forth, Kofi and Dolph each staking their claim to being the rightful owner of the WWE Championship. Even though they have a championship match at Stomping Grounds, neither could wait to lay their boots to the face of the other.
But Ziggler didn’t immediately get his wish, as he started the match against Xavier Woods. And when neither Woods nor Ziggler were able to gain control, Sami Zayn took a turn, quickly falling victim to the Unicorn Stampede.
Kofi Kingston was thrown from the ring, and while the referee was distracted by the other competitors, Dolph Ziggler punched him in the face. After throwing Kingston back inside the ring, Dolph looked to continue the assault, dropkicking Kofi when he tried to make a comeback.
Kofi rolled out of the ring to catch his breath, but got a senton from Kevin Owens instead. Back from commercial, Kevin Owens wore Kingston down until Kofi was eventually able to escape to his corner.
Xavier Woods tagged in with ferocity, laying out not only Sami Zayn, but Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler as well. Unfortunately, when Woods prepared to finish Zayn, he was caught with attacks from both Owens and Ziggler.
This shifted the momentum in favor of Ziggler and his crew, allowing Ziggler to trap Woods in a submission in the middle of the ring. Dragging Xavier Woods by the ankles, Dolph tagged in Sami Zayn, who locked Woods in a submission of his own.
Xavier Woods got a glimmer of offense with a few strikes, but was leveled once again by the triple team attacks from the opposing team. Woods managed a DDT on Kevin Owens, and though he struggled to make it back to his corner, tagged in Big E.
Fresh from a break from the ring, Big E was more than prepared to give Dolph Ziggler his all, and so he did. Dolph blocked a spear from Big E, but E’s power was enough to prevent Dolph’s reply, lifting up the Showstopper and carrying him over to Kofi Kingston.
But Dolph escaped, giving him the chance to kick Big E in the face. Big E rolled out, giving Kofi the ring. Sami Zayn held Kofi Kingston to give Dolph an open shot at his face for a superkick, but Ziggler accidentally kicked Sami, knocking him to the ground.
Dolph Ziggler superkicked Xavier Woods, but caught a Trouble in Paradise for his efforts. At this point, Sami Zayn was returning to his feet – just in time for a Trouble in Paradise from Kofi Kingston, giving New Day the win.
Winner: The New Day
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