The 06/25/19 edition of SmackDown Live, out of the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, 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 #1036 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Don’t Mess With Shane O’Mac
After an embarrassing incident with the Undertaker last night on Raw, Shane McMahon wanted to make sure that everyone knew he wasn’t afraid of any man (even though he looked pretty afraid last night, just saying), and to remember that he wasn’t the man to be messed with, especially now, because he was angry.
Kofi Kingston Will Take On ANY Challengers
The New Day opened the show in a more official manner, coming to the ring all grins and pancakes, to (tastefully) brag about Kofi Kingston’s defeat of Dolph Ziggler at Stomping Grounds, as well as his triumph over both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens on Raw, but before he could even appreciate what he had done, he was brutally attacked by Samoa Joe.
And to make matters worse, as he was reliving what it was like to be trapped in the Coquina Clutch, Dolph Ziggler made his entrance to tear him down further. Ziggler said that Kofi had a 2-out-of-3 falls match against him, and if Dolph won, he would be added to Kingston and Samoa Joe’s championship match at Extreme Rules.
The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) vs. Daniel Bryan and Rowan
Xavier Woods kicked off the match against Daniel Bryan, the two struggling for control, trading strikes, until, unable to get the upper hand on his own, Bryan tagged in his partner Rowan. Unsurprisingly, Rowan went straight to work pummeling Xavier Woods, wearing him down enough that Bryan had the clear advantage when he got back in the ring.
After laying in some abuse of his own, Daniel gave the ring back to Rowan. But miraculously, Woods managed to avoid being completely decimated this time around, even getting in some offense of his own. Rowan soon went back to trying to crush Xavier Woods’ head, but Woods used his speed to his advantage, escaping Rowan’s clutches after kicking him in the head.
Big E got the hot tag, attempting a splash on Bryan, but Bryan got his knees up, trapping E in the LeBell Lock, which Woods broke up before his partner tapped out.
Big E hit a uranage on Daniel Bryan, immediately following it with a Midnight Hour combo, and winning the match. No sooner had the bell rung, however, than Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens were in the ring trampling The New Day. Luckily, Heavy Machinery ran down to save the day, throwing Zayn and Owens out of the ring and running Bryan and Rowan off, leaving themselves, Xavier Woods, and Big E standing tall.
Winner: The New Day (Xavier Woods and Big E)
Daniel Bryan & Rowan and Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs. The New Day and Heavy Machinery
The second the bell rung, all 8 men ran toward each other, Zayn and his crew throwing the opposing team out of the ring and pulling Tucker to their corner to launch a 4-on-1 attack.
After the brutal beating in the corner, Rowan took Tucker to another corner to go one-on-one, throwing him from the top rope in a superplex, but just as Rowan was about to take the victory, The New Day broke up the pin.
Unfortunately, breaking the pin didn’t exactly save Tucker, who fell right back into the assault from their opponents until he was able to get a clothesline on Daniel Bryan and break away long enough to tag in Otis.
Clearly upset at the treatment of his teammate, Otis went after Sami Zayn, rag dolling him around the ring as his best friend Kevin Owens watched from the apron. But watching his friend suffer such punishment became too much for KO, and he left Zayn to lose to Heavy Machinery’s devastating finisher alone.
Winner: The New Day and Heavy Machinery
The Miz vs. Elias
2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match
Elias came into this match very confident and was quickly closing in on the first fall, but Shane McMahon interfered, allowing Elias to knee Miz in the face, taking the first fall for himself.
In the race to the second fall, Elias tried his best to capitalize on the help he had received from Shane McMahon, but once again, Miz gained a little too much steam for Shane’s comfort, and he caused a disqualification, which awarded Miz the second fall but at a terrible price.
Shane and Elias took their time resetting the match for the third fall, beating Miz down ruthlessly with no repercussions because they technically weren’t in a match. This obviously gave Elias the third fall rather easily, but the two just couldn’t stop there.
Elias pulled an unconscious Miz into the corner of the ring, holding him in place for a Coast to Coast from Shane McMahon, who screamed in his face before leaving the ring with The Drifter.
Nikki Cross vs. Bayley
Angry at Bayley for her alleged cruel words toward her and her new best friend, Alexa Bliss, and angry at herself for inadvertently costing Alexa her match against Bayley at Stomping Grounds, Nikki Cross held back absolutely no aggression in this match.
But no matter what Nikki threw at her, Bayley bounced right back, proving once again that she can be just as forceful as anyone else. Nikki nearly took the victory by dodging a dive from Bayley, sending the huggable one flying to the floor, then immediately transitioning into a neck breaker, but Bayley powered through,
The women traded near falls, neither able to keep the other down, until finally, Nikki Cross successfully held Bayley down for a count of three, taking a victory lap around the ring before celebrating with known Alexa Bliss fan, Corey Graves, over at the announce table. Alexa Bliss officially has a rematch against Bayley at Extreme Rules.
Winner: Nikki Cross
Drake Maverick Takes One Last Shot
"SIKE! I love this championship more than you love your wife! Arrivederci!" – #247Champion @RonKillings @WWEMaverick just can't catch a break. 😭 #SDLive #247Title @CarmellaWWE pic.twitter.com/BqwtKtRNdn— WWE (@WWE) June 26, 2019
Drake Maverick approached Carmella and R-Truth backstage to plead with Truth one last time. He tearfully said that Truth had not only ruined his wedding but his entire life. Truth hugged him and apologized, telling him that if it meant that much to him, he could have the championship, he just needed to get a referee.
As luck would have it, there happened to be a ref standing nearby, but as he walked toward them, Truth took back the offer and ran off with Carmella. To add injury to insult, the massive group of 24/7 Title pursuers ran behind him, stampeding Drake Maverick as they passed.
Ember Moon vs. Sonya Deville
Ember Moon finally got an opportunity at revenge on Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose for their cruel treatment of her backstage. Sonya started off the match just as dominant as she was then, and though Ember got in a flurry of explosive offense, the constant distractions from Mandy Rose became too much for her to overcome, and she was thrown headfirst into a ring post by Sonya Deville, knocking her out and costing her the match.
Winner: Sonya Deville
“I Am The One Who Knocks”
After weeks of sitting alone in a room waiting for a challenge, Aleister Black had become completely unhinged, giving a manic speech about his desire for competition, and just as he was spiraling out of control — there was a knock at the door.
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match
In no hurry to make his championship match at Extreme Rules even more difficult (a one-on-one match with Samoa Joe is quite enough of a challenge in itself), Kofi Kingston spent the opening moments of the match dodging attacks from Dolph Ziggler, who would be added to the Extreme Rules match if he defeated Kingston.
Ziggler eventually trapped him in a submission hold after wearing the champ down, and nearly took the first fall with a rollup, but the referee caught him holding the ropes and broke up the pin, leading to Kingston taking the first fall with a rollup of his own.
Ziggler did not take the loss well, and beat Kofi Kingston down at ringside between falls (as both 2-out-of-3 falls matches on this show were more 3 rounds of matches, because there was a new “match” every time someone got a fall).
Immediately after the second fall match began, Kofi Kingston came close to victory with a rollup, but instead took a super kick to the side of the head, awarding the point to Dolph Ziggler.
But Kofi Kingston wasn’t going down without a fight, coming back with a furious determination to win the match and prove once and for all that he can and will best Ziggler at every turn.
His first Trouble in Paradise attempt missed, but the second connected, enabling Kofi Kingston to pull out the victory, keeping Dolph Ziggler from his championship match, but still unquestionably facing a huge challenge in the form of Samoa Joe.
Winner: Kofi Kingston