The September 17 2019 edition of SmackDown Live, out of the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, 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 #1048 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The New Day vs. FTRKO (The Revival & Randy Orton)
Being the rich, successful, tough guys they are, The Revival and Randy Orton were a little overly confident coming into this match, leading to The New Day taking the upper hand relatively easily.
In fact, The New Day were so dominant that they almost took the win after a few short minutes, but as Kofi Kingston went for the Trouble in Paradise, Randy Orton rolled out of the ring at the last second, avoiding the attack.
But at some point during the commercial, FTRKO had taken control, separating Xavier Woods from his teammates and triple-teaming him in the opposing corner.
With a kick to the face of Dash Wilder, Woods thought he would be able to break free but instead was thrown out of the ring and into an announce table, leading to Orton and his cohorts nearly winning by countout.
After another break, Xavier Woods finally made it to his corner, tagging in Kofi Kingston, who ran straight after Orton and connected with an SOS, but Scott Dawson broke up the pin.
A brawl broke out between The Revival and The New Day at ringside, during which Dash and Dawson laid out Woods and E, so Kofi Kingston prepared to dive onto them, but Randy Orton stopped him in his tracks with an elevated DDT.
Randy commanded Dash and Dawson to hold Kofi up while he finished him off, but as he backed up to get a running start at the champ, Xavier Woods grabbed his leg, pulling him from the ring. This allowed Kofi Kingston to hit the Trouble in Paradise on Scott Dawson and take the win.
Winner: The New Day
Kofi Kingston Gets a Surprise
The New Day didn’t get much time to celebrate, however, as the moment the match ended, Brock Lesnar’s music hit, and the former Universal Champ and his advocate, Paul Heyman, marched toward the ring.
Kofi Kingston sent his friends away, knowing that he was the one Brock had come for, and Brock and Paul stepped onto the apron.
Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar wasted no time in getting to the reason they had come: The Beast had his eye on the WWE Championship. And would be challenging Kofi Kingston for that championship on October 4th during the first episode of SmackDown on Fox.
But Brock Lesnar isn’t known as The Beast for no reason and threw Kofi Kingston in an F5 before he left to remind Kofi who he was dealing with.
Erick Rowan Explains Himself
As promised, Erick Rowan sat down with Michael Cole to give some insight into his motivation behind his recent actions. Once he got over the fact that Cole actually knew his name and wasn’t just referring to him as “Daniel Bryan’s protector” or “Roman Reigns’ attacker,” Rowan explained that he was tired of the constant disrespect shown to him by his fellow Superstars.
And he was going to make sure that anyone who made him feel less than paid for it.
Ali vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Sami Zayn came to the stage first to introduce his new client, Shinsuke Nakamura, and after Shinsuke had a reasonable amount of time to soak in his entrance, Sami launched into a speech directed toward Ali about how he might have beaten Shinsuke before, but he wasn’t the same man he used to be and would be a much more difficult opponent this time around.
And Sami Zayn wasn’t lying. Before the bell ever rang, Shinsuke Nakamura Kinshasa’d Ali, laying him out. That was enough for Nakamura and his spokesperson, and they left before the match took place.
Shane Gets Served
While Shinsuke and Ali were still in the ring, Kevin Owens appeared in the crowd, making his way toward ringside. As Kevin walked down, Shane McMahon was shown backstage watching him on a monitor and was “served.”
Shane joined Kevin at ringside, demanding that he come to the ring so they could have a discussion about the papers he was holding: a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Kevin Owens outlined the reasons behind the lawsuit, illustrating to Shane McMahon just how strong of a case he had, before screaming that he couldn’t wait to see Shane fired from WWE for his actions.
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Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks
If having her father, Ric Flair, in the building to see her off for her match wasn’t enough, Offset, the artist behind Ric Flair Drip, came to the ring to announce The Queen.
But Sasha Banks didn’t come alone either, and her entrance buddy, Bayley, remained close by to watch the action.
Charlotte’s intentions quickly became clear – she wanted to give Sasha Banks a preview of what awaited her inside the cell at next month’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. And she was well on her way to accomplishing that goal when Bayley caused a distraction, allowing Sasha Banks to take the reigns.
This tactic didn’t work quite as well as the ladies had hoped, however, as before long, Charlotte Flair was in control once again, trapping Sasha Banks in a Boston crab. Bayley was unable to reach her friend to save her, but Sasha eventually twisted her way out, rolling out of the ring to catch her breath.
Charlotte wasn’t far behind, though, and moonsaulted on both Sasha Banks and Bayley on the outside, throwing Sasha back in and locking in a Figure Four. Just as Sasha was about to tap out, Bayley attacked Charlotte, causing a disqualification.
Boss ‘n’ Hug began a double-team attack on Charlotte, but Carmella ran down to save The Queen, evening the odds and helping her chase Sasha and Bayley away.
Winner: Charlotte Flair (via disqualification)
All Hail King Corbin
Baron Corbin came to the ring to claim the crown, scepter, and throne that he earned by defeating every competitor placed in front of him and becoming King of the Ring 2019.
And in his first act as King, he wanted to show a little appreciation for the man he beat to get there – Chad Gable. Chad joined Baron in the ring, and it wasn’t long before Baron was jabbing him with short jokes. But Baron finally went too far, and Chad completely lost it, beating Baron down with his own scepter, tackling him through his throne, and destroying his crown and cape.
Baron Corbin was extremely upset by these atrocities but wasn’t keen on suffering any further, so he left Chad in the ring. Poor Corey Graves looked like he might cry watching it all unfold.
Heavy Machinery vs. The B-Team
Giving the WWE Universe a real treat by debuting trunks instead of his usual singlet, Otis made his way to the ring alongside his tag partner, Tucker, to take on Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel of The B-Team.
After a short match featuring Bo Dallas taking a bare-chested caterpillar from Otis, Heavy Machinery took the win with their Compactor finisher.
Winner: Heavy Machinery
Daniel Bryan Calls Out His Former Protector
Daniel Bryan made his way to the ring to first address that he understood why the WWE Universe thought he had been behind the attacks on Roman Reigns but was glad that everyone now knew he was telling the truth the entire time.
He then called out Erick Rowan, demanding an explanation from his former friend. But Rowan already had his say earlier in the evening and didn’t really feel like talking anymore. He felt like fighting.
So Erick Rowan and Luke Harper absolutely laid waste to Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns (when he ran down to save Bryan), the announcers, the officials, and the entire SmackDown set, essentially.
It was awesome.
SmackDown Live Results (September 17 2019)
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