Smackdown Live (4/23/2019): Recap & Results

Smackdown Live (4/23/2019)

The Mix brings you Ringside Intel’s recap and results for tonight’s Smackdown Live (4/23/2019) broadcast. Show starts at 8 pm EST. Will Roman Reigns be punished for hitting Vince McMahon with a Superman Punch last week? Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Smackdown Live: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and the self-proclaimed “Best In The World”, Shane McMahon, comes out to the ring. Shane says he doesn’t have much time but he still wants the ring announcer to announce him correctly before he gets started. The ring announcer belts out a “Best in the world” for Shane and Shane says it’s good enough. Then Shane starts to address Roman Reigns’ attack on his father, Vince McMahon, from last week. Shane shows the clip of Reigns dropping Vince with a Superman Punch. Shane says he knows the clip is horrific to watch.

What kind of man hits another man’s father like that, Shane asks mere weeks after assaulting The Miz’s father himself. Shane says Vince is one of the greatest men on earth and Reigns’ action were beyond appalling. He is now trying to decide what to do about it. Should he fine Reigns, he asks? Suspend him? Or should he fire him? Shane says he may be letting his emotions get the best of him. Instead, he orders Reigns to come out to the ring and face him right now. And he emphasizes that it’s not a request, it’s an order. Reigns’ music hits and he comes out.

Reigns gets in the ring and the two men posture as though they’re about to throw down. But then Elias comes out and causes a distraction. Shane starts landing shots on Reigns, but Reigns fights back. Elias gets involved and he and Shane batter Reigns in a 2-on-1 attack. They leave Reigns laid out in the ring and Shane embraces Elias for the assist.


Elias and Shane pat themselves on the back backstage over their “payback” against Reigns.


Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods boast backstage about the fact that Kofi is the WWE Champion. The honorary New Day member Kevin Owens jumps in as well and joins them both for a “New Day rocks” chant.


Singles Match: Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor vs. Andrade (with Zelina Vega)

Vega tries to interfere but it backfires. Balor connects with the Coup De Grace for the 3-count.

Winner: Finn Balor


Elias plays a little song backstage that disparages Roman Reigns and challenges him to a match at Money In The Bank. Shane cuts in and says it’s a great idea, but they have to leave. They both hop in a limo and take off.


Singles Match: Kairi Sane (with Asuka & Paige) vs. Tag Champ Peyton Royce (with Billie Kay)

Sane picks up the victory with an In-Sane Elbow.

Winner: Kairi Sane

After the match, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville come out and face down the aisle at Paige’s newly formed team of Asuka & Sane. They clap and mockingly celebrate Sane’s victory but the tensions between the two teams is clear.


Aleister Black cuts a promo backstage.


Jinder Mahal comes out to the ring with the Singh Brothers. As Chad Gable is entering for a match against Jinder, Lars Sullivan runs out and attacks him from behind. Sullivan then goes in the ring and takes out Jinder and the Singhs. Suddenly, R-Truth comes out to confront Sullivan but he ends up getting laid out as well with a Running Sitout Powerbomb.


Roman Reigns is interviewed backstage and he accepts Elias’ challenge to a match at MITB.


Charlotte Flair comes out and says Double Women’s Champion Becky Lynch didn’t pin her at WrestleMania. She pinned Ronda Rousey and won both belt. Charlotte wants Becky to come out and explain why she deserves to be the Smackdown Champ. Becky comes out and explains to Charlotte the rules of a “Winner take all” match. Charlotte reiterates that the fact remains she didn’t technically pin her for that title. Charlotte suggests that she’s inside Becky’s head and that’s why she’s trying to avoid the issue.

Becky counters that she’s actually probably the one in Charlotte’s head. Charlotte says she’s clearly the next in line for the title match either way. Becky says Charlotte is not next in line and that she wants new challenges. Becky wants Charlotte to move aside for some of the other women. Bayley comes out and says this is all just the same old story. She can remember how many times Becky has beaten Charlotte, but she can also remember how many times Becky has beaten her> Zero. Bayley then says she should be in the running for a title match and she wants it.

Charlotte and Bayley get in each other’s faces and talk some trash aggressively. It cuts to commercial.

Singles Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley

The winner will get a title opportunity. Bayley puts in a valiant effort but Charlotte manages to pull out the victory with a big Spear.

Winner: Charlotte Flair

Becky Lynch cuts a promo backstage about the result of the match.


The Firefly Fun House vignette with Bray Wyatt is shown again.


The new New Day comes out – Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big O (Kevin Owens) – and Kofi prepares for his match as the other two join commentary.

Singles Match: WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Kofi delivers an SOS to Nakamura but Rusev interferes before the ref can count the three.


Big O and Woods run in to help and they drive Rusev and Nakamura away. But suddenly Kevin Owens returns to form and attacks the rest of New Day. He hands a vicious beating to the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and then holds his own belt up in his face. Owens screams at Kofi and says he’s coming for that title. Kofi tries to fight back but Owens stomps a mud hole in him and walks it dry. Woods tries to come to the aid of his New Day brother but Owens drops his spine on the ring apron with a powerbomb.

Woods cries out in agony as a mean-looking Owens takes his leave, stopping at the entranceway to turn back and behold the carnage of his creation.

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