Smackdown Live (7/30/2019): Recap & Results

Smackdown Live (7/30/2019)

The Mix brings you Ringside Intel’s recap and results for tonight’s Smackdown Live (7/30/2019) broadcast. Show starts at 8 pm EST. WWE Champion Kofi Kingston will face United States Champion AJ Styles in a champion vs. champion non-title match. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Smackdown Live (7/30/2019): 8 pm EST

Shane McMahon opens the show via a satellite feed, saying he won’t be at the show tonight and he knows that the fans will be upset by this. They all cheer. Shane reminds everyone that he has gotten exactly what he wants. He has his match against Kevin Owens at SummerSlam, and if Owens loses, he will quit. Shane smiles before the feed ends.


Kevin Owens then walks out to the ring. Owens mockingly says that he and the crowd will just have to get through this night without Shane as part of the show. Then Owens gets reals and says that tonight can now actually be about what it’s supposed to be about, instead of Shane’s “stupid face”. He says that at SummerSlam Shane will finally realize that he doesn’t belong in that ring with people like Owens. And he will realize that this is the Kevin Owens Show. At this, Drew McIntyre’s music hits and out comes the Scottish Psychopath.

McIntyre ends up putting a beating on Owens. Then he informs Owens that they will be having a match right now.

Singles Match: Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre

After an absolute barnburner, Owens takes the win with a Stunner.

Winner: Kevin Owens


Dolph Ziggler cuts an emphatic promo and shows his legend status.


Aleister Black cuts a promo about how he’s different. He implores someone to pick a fight with him again, and this time he’s feeling a lot less patient.


Tag Team Match: Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley & Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

Moon and Bayley are teaming together, despite being opponents at the upcoming SummerSlam show for the championship. Bliss and Cross end up picking up the win.

Winners: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

After the match, Bayley shows concern for a beaten-down Moon. But then she nails her with a Bayley-To-Belly as payback Moon’s attack on her last week.


Sami Zayn cuts a promo about how sad Aleister Black is, hiding in a dark room begging for a fight. Zayn says Black doesn’t come out to the set and challenge people normally because he’s afraid the bright lights will expose him for what he really is. Zayn wants to help that along and says he will take Black up for a match at SummerSlam.


Jerry “The King” Lawler comes out for a special Hall Of Famers’ edition of King’s Court. His guest tonight is fellow HOFer Trish Stratus. They start to talk about how a lot of the legends at the Raw Reunion Show talked backstage about wishing they could come back and have that one last match. King asks Trish if she feels a similar way. Trish says WWE is in her heart and soul, but she’s a mom now and she kind of has that responsibility resting on her these days. Before she can continue, Charlotte Flair’s music hits and she comes out.

Charlotte says it’s a disgrace to hold King’s Court without a proper queen. And also, how could there be a SummerSlam show without the best female superstar of any era on it yet (referring to herself). Charlotte then demands that King hold the ropes for her while she enters the ring. She then accuses Trish of making excuses for not returning to the ring. Lot’s of people are moms, Charlotte says. The crowd chants, “One more match!” Trish shakes her head and Charlotte’s comments look to be getting to her.

Charlotte says she gets it. The women are not longer sex objects, they are legitimate athletes and Trish doesn’t think she can hang. Trish says she respects Charlotte’s abilities, but right now “You’re just being a b-tch.” She tells Charlotte there would be no trail to blaze without her, and to “be the woman, you have to beat the woman.” Trish says if Charlotte wants a match at Summerslam, then she’s got it. The two eye each other down intently.


Bray Wyatt appears in a Firefly Fun House segment ahead of the match at SummerSlam between Fiend and Finn Balor.


Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor

As the match is going back and forth, and Balor gets the upper hand, the lights go out. The Fiend appears, but only causes a distraction, as Ziggler takes advantage and levels Balor with a Superkick for the win.


Singles Match: Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ali

Ali pins the IC champ with a sudden roll-up to counter a Kinshasa attempt but Nakamura. The commentators state that Ali has got to be in the conversation for title shot after that.

Winner: Ali


Non-Title Singles Match: WWE Champ Kofi Kingston (with New Day) vs. United States Champ AJ Styles (with The OC)

Kofi ends up hitting Trouble In Paradise for the clean victory.

Winner: Kofi Kingston


Roman Reigns is walking through the backstage area headed for an interview, when suddenly a set of scaffolding tips over and falls on him. He somehow narrowly gets missed by it, and a rattled Reigns refuses medical help. The show ends with the commentators asking what just happened?


That concludes the recap for the Smackdown Live (7/30/2019) broadcast.

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