The 06/04/19 edition of WWE SmackDown Live, out of the Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas, 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 #1033 of SmackDown Live by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Kofi Kingston: The People’s Champion
Ghana was happy to see you again, @TrueKofi. 🇬🇭#SDLive pic.twitter.com/SJwzfcaXro— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
Kofi Kingston and his New Day brother, Xavier Woods, came to the ring together to open the show. Kofi talked about his 11-year career, and that through all the ups and downs, his main goal has always been to show people that they can do anything.
And his recent trip to his home country of Ghana showed him that he was going in the right direction, as the Ghanaians showered Kofi Kingston with an enormous amount of love and respect, filling him with even more pride in his accomplishments.
But the touching moment was cut short when Dolph Ziggler appeared on the stage. Ziggler said that he wasn’t going to beat Kofi down, but he was going to once again tell Kofi that it always should have been him.
In a series of video packages, Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston went back and forth showing their respective stories and why the feud between them is so heated.
Kofi Kingston reminded Dolph Ziggler that he abandoned the WWE Universe when he became frustrated, something Kofi has never and will never do. But Dolph didn’t seem to care much, saying only that he will take what’s rightfully his at Super Showdown.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
🦄🦄🦄 STAMPEDE!!! #SDLive @XavierWoodsPhD @TrueKofi pic.twitter.com/9s3Gs3y1jp— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2019
The moment the bell rang, Sami Zayn went to work putting the boots to the midsection of Xavier Woods. Zayn quickly lost control of the match, however, Woods and Kofi Kingston working together to take the upper hand.
Sami Zayn tagged his partner, Kevin Owens, into the match to take on Kofi Kingston, and who was immediately taken down by Kofi, but Owens’ ruthless approach helped him to do some damage to his opponent. Owens ground Kofi down in the corner, but Kofi came back with a dropkick, and Owens tagged out.
Kofi Kingston brought Sami Zayn over to his corner for a Unicorn Stampede, Xavier Woods nearly taking the victory when he followed up with a dropkick.
The action spilled out to ringside, where Woods laid chops into Zayn’s chest, but when Woods tried to get back in, he was wrenched backward by Kevin Owens, who pummeled him before throwing him back into the ring.
Dolph Ziggler watched the action closely from backstage as The New Day closed in on the victory, Kevin Owens doing everything he could to retain his grasp on the upper hand. But when Xavier Woods took Kevin Owens out at ringside, Kofi Kingston was able to hit a Trouble in Paradise on Sami Zayn, winning the match.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods had just begun celebrating when Dolph Ziggler came out of nowhere with a superkick for each of them, laying out the winners and leaving the ring.
Winner: Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods
A Moment of Bliss: Bayley
“Did you know that I held the #SDLive #WomensTitle 2x?… it’s kinda like when I was #SDLive #WomensChampion the title MEANT something!” @AlexaBliss_WWE with the SHADE! @itsBayleyWWE pic.twitter.com/ArlDyLrAKz— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2019
On a special SmackDown Live edition of Moment of Bliss, Alexa Bliss welcomed her guest for the evening, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley, to join her on the stage.
The SmackDown coffee was not up to par, so Alexa Bliss demanded that it be replaced. She wanted to wait for her new coffee before starting the show, but Bayley rudely suggested that Alexa should go ahead and start her questions. Alexa threw a few snide comments about the title actually meaning something back when she was champion, while Bayley did her best to remain civil.
But when Alexa cut Bayley off to get her coffee, she crossed the line, and Bayley knocked the cup from her hand. Things got even more heated, Alexa suggesting that maybe she should be the champion, but Carmella interrupted, saying if anyone was going to be next in line for Bayley’s championship, it should be her.
Then of course, The Queen always has to have a say when it comes to the championship, and joined the other ladies on stage. Charlotte said that she had a talk with Shane McMahon and convinced him to set up a match between herself, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella to determine who would face Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Stomping Grounds.
R-Truth vs. Elias
24/7 Championship Match
.@IAmEliasWWE is the NEW #247Champion… but now he has a HUGE target on his back! 🎯 #SDLive #247Title pic.twitter.com/sG5xNn63ST— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
Backstage, R-Truth called Shane McMahon, desperate to rid himself of the 24/7 Championship, as the constant stress was too much for him to handle. But of course, Shane McMahon had to throw in a stipulation, making a lumberjack match for the championship.
Elias won the title after a very brief match, the mass of men surrounding the ring jumping in to claim the championship for themselves directly afterward. Unforunately, none of them realized that Elias had escaped the ring with the title and wasn’t involved in the brawl at all.
Elias climbed underneath the ring, followed by R-Truth, who won the title back, making a run for it through the crowd before anyone could catch him (though Drake Maverick did his best with a wild dive toward the champ).
Winner: Elias / R-Truth
Aleister Black Awaits
“I’M WAITING FOR SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, TO BE A MAN AND KNOCK AT MY DOOR AND PICK A FIGHT WITH… me.” @WWEAleister is waiting. #SDLive pic.twitter.com/nLNDmOE98f— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
Aleister Black sat in his dark room, giving yet another speech about anxiously awaiting new competition. But he wasn’t going looking for an opponent, he was easy to find; he would wait for a challenger to come to him.
Shane McMahon Baits The Big Dog
We’ve NEVER seen @ShaneMcMahon like this. It’s a little scary. #SDLive @DMcIntyreWWE @WWERomanReigns pic.twitter.com/OIkNY5alsd— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2019
Shane McMahon and his two new friends, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, came to the ring to brag about their defeat of Roman Reigns and The Usos last night on Raw. Shane commended The Revival on their good work, then likened putting Roman Reigns in his place to training a dog, saying he would neuter Reigns at Super Showdown.
Reigns would not stand idly by and allow such things to be said about him, however, and came down to defend himself. He laid out both members of The Revival on the way to Shane O’Mac, but caught a Claymore from Drew McIntyre as he got closer.
McIntyre then threw Roman Reigns into the ring, right into Shane McMahon’s arms, who beat him down some more, leaving The Big Dog laid out in the ring while he and McIntyre walked back up the ramp together.
Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss
🎶 She don’t dance now, she makes 💰 MONEY moves 🎶 #SDLive #TripleThreat @CarmellaWWE pic.twitter.com/oB3Jucswgj— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2019
Apparently deciding that Carmella was the easier opponent to face one-on-one, Charlotte threw Alexa Bliss from the ring shortly after the match began. She then directed her attention toward Carmella, who surprised The Queen with a vicious kick to the midsection. Alexa Bliss took advantage of a winded Charlotte, catching her in a roll-up and gaining a near fall.
Alexa Bliss was thrown from the ring again, this time by Carmella, who trapped Charlotte in a Code of Silence, but Charlotte countered, nearly winning the match by pinning Carmella to the mat.
Carmella rolled out, leaving Alexa Bliss and Charlotte alone in the ring, who went directly after each other, Charlotte flooring Alexa with a big boot, causing her to roll out of the ring.
Carmella came back for Charlotte, knocking her out of the ring with two kicks, one to the stomach and one to the face. As Carmella celebrated, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville walked down the ramp to check out the match.
Carmella got out of the ring to choose an opponent but was distracted by Mandy and Sonya, allowing Alexa Bliss to sneak up and toss her into the barricade. Charlotte came up from behind Alexa while she taunted Carmella, chopping her outside of the ring before throwing her back into it.
At this point, Carmella had gotten her feet back under her, coming back into the ring to attempt pinfalls on Charlotte and Alexa in turn, and when she was unable to complete a 3 count on either, put them in opposite corners, throwing Charlotte from the top rope with a super frankensteiner before laying stomps into Alexa Bliss.
Alexa rolled out of the ring, leaving Carmella to be clotheslined by The Queen, who then locked in her Figure Eight, but was taken out by a Twisted Bliss before Carmella could tap out.
Charlotte threw Carmella from the ring with a big boot, coming back for Alexa, who attempted a roll-up, but Charlotte powered out. Charlotte set up for the Figure Eight, but Carmella broke it up.
Carmella may have been close to winning the match with a superkick but was jerked from the ring by Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, allowing Alexa Bliss to take the win and the championship match at Stomping Grounds with a DDT.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
Lars Sullivan’s Exclusive Interview
“My primary function is to hurt, dissect and dehumanize people… The world is full of pain, agony and a real life FREAK OF NATURE like me!” – @LarsSWWE #SDLive pic.twitter.com/yFlOhA4ipY— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2019
Kayla Braxton came to the ring to interview Lars Sullivan, who would give voice to his actions for the first time since arriving on the main roster. Sullivan said that his primary function in life was to decimate any and everyone who stood in his path, and at Super Showdown, he would do just that to Lucha House Party.
Andrade vs. Apollo Crews
.@FinnBalor & @AndradeCienWWE don’t want to wait till #WWESSD this Friday! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/91jTn1iLUJ— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
Determined to take the victory and prove himself ahead of his match against The Demon on Friday, Andrade attacked Apollo Crews while he made his entrance, throwing a brutal DDT and forcing Apollo to roll out of the ring.
But Finn Bálor wasn’t going to let Apollo take a beating because of him, running down to the ring to save him. Bálor took Andrade by surprise and got in a few big moves on La Sombra, but Andrade stood tall in the end, retreating up the ramp with Zelina Vega while Bálor angrily watched them go.
Goldberg Makes His SmackDown Debut
It’s time, @Goldberg. #WWESSD #SDLive pic.twitter.com/fTaHvWDu0u— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
Goldberg made his epic entrance to talk about his upcoming match against The Undertaker, a competitor he had waited 20 long years to face. He addressed Undertaker’s comment on Raw last night demanding the legend Goldberg rather than the family man.
Goldberg said he left the family man at home, and would be bringing his all to The Undertaker at Super Showdown. Just as Goldberg was ramping up the threats, telling Taker that he was next to rest in peace, the lights went out and the iconic bell tolled.
When the lights came back on, Taker was standing behind Goldberg in the ring. But no hands were thrown; instead, Undertaker stared Goldberg down until the lights went off again, Goldberg standing alone when they came back on.
What letter grade would you give tonight’s show? #SDLive— Rumble Ramble (@TheRumbleRamble) June 5, 2019