The September 10 2019 edition of SmackDown Live, out of Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York, 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 #1047 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Undertaker opened this episode of SmackDown, and after making his iconic entrance, launched into a speech about respect. Just as he was switching gears to talk about the new era of Superstars, Sami Zayn interrupted him.
Sami Zayn said that if they wanted to do SmackDown right, Sami probably should’ve been the one to open the show instead. As Sami Zayn is the future of WWE. And he knew the fans really wanted him to take out The Undertaker (which garnered a nice “you suck” chant), but instead, he would simply ask Undertaker to leave the ring.
Taker appeared to oblige, but changed his mind halfway out of the ring, catching Sami in a chokeslam before leaving the ring of his own accord.
The Miz vs. Andrade
With Shinsuke Nakamura on commentary (speaking exclusively in Japanese, which Corey Graves totally understood), The Miz went one-on-one with Andrade.
The Miz held his own for the opening portion of the match – unfortunately, Zelina Vega took note of this and poked Miz in the eyes while the referee’s back was turned.
From there, Andrade took complete control of the action, wearing Miz down both inside and out of the ring. Miz came back with a backbreaker/neckbreaker combo, but it wasn’t enough to keep Andrade down. Miz threw Andrade into the corner, firing off multiple strikes before breaking into a series of running knees.
Andrade charged toward Miz while he revved up for another knee, but Miz saw him coming and sent him flying out of the ring. Miz followed, smashing Andrade’s face into the announce table before throwing him directly into Shinsuke Nakamura.
Back in the ring, Miz hit his Skull Crushing Finale and won the match, just in time to catch a Kinsasha from Shinsuke.
Winner: The Miz
Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose
Mandy Rose made the mistake of insulting Mandy Rose before the match, likening her to something that crawled out of a sewer. Nikki Cross obviously wasn’t too happy about this, and sprinted down to the ring, hot-starting the match by attacking Mandy.
Mandy Rose was able to gain a bit of momentum against the Tag Champ but this just made Nikki even angrier and Mandy ultimately succumbed to Nikki Cross’ vicious swinging neckbreaker.
Winner: Nikki Cross
Heavy Machinery vs. Alex Keaton and Johnny Silver
Poor Alex and Johnny were merely pawns to be used in the Heavy Machinery greatest hits match. And it was awesome. Hopefully, this means Heavy Machinery are on their way up the ranks of the tag division because Otis and Tucker are stars.
Winner: Heavy Machinery
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Erick Rowan Has Something to Say
Tired of being overlooked and overshadowed, Erick Rowan snapped on both Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns last week on SmackDown Live. So tonight, he came down to the ring to elaborate a bit about his actions.
But he still didn’t get to say what he had to say, as Roman Reigns ran down to exact revenge on Rowan for attacking him. This caused a massive brawl that spilled into the crowd, Rowan even tossing a “fan” over the barricade and to the floor.
Officials did their best to separate the two men, but struggled to do so, and the fight continued up the ramp, where Rowan threw a camera at Reigns and a few of the officials attempting to subdue him before screaming “Sunday” at Roman and disappearing backstage.
Bayley vs. Ember Moon
Earlier in the evening, Ember Moon approached Bayley backstage to confront her regarding her recent, uncharacteristic actions at the behest of Sasha Banks.
Bayley assured Ember that she was the same old Bayley, that what she did, she did for the good of the SmackDown Women’s Division. Ember Moon was unconvinced but didn’t push the matter any further, as she would have plenty of opportunities to show Bayley the error of her ways in the ring.
To raise the stakes even higher for Bayley, Charlotte Flair was seated at the announce table, watching her future competition very carefully.
Ember threw herself at Bayley the second the bell rang, catching the champ off guard, but Bayley quickly gathered herself, coming back with a nasty knee that knocked Ember off the barricade as she tried to attack The Huggable One.
Things went downhill very quickly for Ember from here, Bayley wearing her down relentlessly before hitting her Bayley to Belly suplex and taking the win.
Charlotte climbed into the ring while Bayley’s music played, but she was in a nice white suit and heels, so she let Bayley go free this time. She won’t be so lucky at Clash of Champions on Sunday.
The Boom Drop Heard Round the World
Kofi Kingston came to the ring to reminisce with the audience over that fateful day 10 years ago when he put The Viper through a table. Randy Orton, of course, wasn’t going to let Kofi talk trash without giving his two cents on the situation, so he came down as well, reminding Kofi that the small accomplishments he’s made over the past decade are nothing compared to the long list of accolades with Randy Orton’s name on it.
A brawl broke out between the two, Kofi Kingston looking to recreate the moment from 2009, Randy Orton trying to prevent it. After the first table broke because of their brutal brawl, they moved to a second, Kofi successfully hitting the Boom Drop, putting The Viper through a table once again.
Chad Gable vs. Shane McMahon
King of the Ring Semi-Finals Match
As Elias suffered an injury preventing him from continuing on with the tournament, Chad Gable was in need of a new opponent. Shane McMahon allegedly searched high and low for a suitable man but eventually landed on himself.
Shane then took things a step further, approaching Kevin Owens with a proposition. He had reconsidered, he was willing to lift KO’s $100,000 fine if Kevin would be the guest referee for the match. And do it “right”.
Shane apparently thought he had sufficient leverage over Kevin Owens, but he was wrong. Shortly after the match began, Kevin Owens fast-counted in favor of Chad Gable, awarding him the win.
Enraged, Shane, in true Shane fashion, changed the rules. After making it a 2-out-of-3 falls match, Shane threw a wicked lariat, taking Gable out before smashing his face repeatedly on the announce table.
Back from commercial, Shane had Chad Gable back in the ring and was casually kicking him in the face. Chad Gable had Shane McMahon pinned soon after, but Kevin Owens hesitated to count, allowing Shane to continue in the match.
With a beautiful moonsault, Chad Gable had Shane McMahon beat again, but Kevin counted as slow as possible, giving Shane yet another pass. Shane rolled out of the ring for a moment to collect himself, dropping Chad as soon as he was back in. Kevin fast-counted, but not fast enough, as Chad kicked out.
At this point, Shane was frustrated and jumped out of the ring to get a chair. Kevin talked him out of using it, and while Shane was distracted by Owens, Chad Gable caught Shane in an ankle lock. Shane tapped out and this time, there was nothing Kevin could do. Chad Gable took the win and advanced to the finals, where he would meet Baron Corbin.
Furious that he had lost despite his best efforts, Shane McMahon savagely beat Kevin Owens down before announcing that he was fired.
Winner: Chad Gable
SmackDown Live Results (September 10 2019)
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