The June 25, 2019 edition of WWE SmackDown Live took place at the Moda Center in Portland, OR.
– The show opens up with a shot of Shane McMahon backstage. Shane cuts a promo on Reigns and says that Undertaker won’t be the only dead man at Extreme Rules. Shane says he can’t come and go as he pleases, Shane tells everyone on SmackDown to be on their best behavior tonight, because quite frankly, he’s pissed.
– WWE Champion Kofi Kingston comes out to the ring with Big E and Xavier Woods. Kofi gets on the mic and talks about his feud with Samoa Joe and their upcoming match at Extreme Rules. Dolph Ziggler quickly comes out to interrupt, and he trashes Kofi and says he should be the Champion right now. Ziggler talks about his singles match with Kofi tonight, and says that if he wins, WWE management is going to add Ziggler to the Joe vs. Kofi match at Extreme Rules, making it a triple threat for the WWE Title. Ziggler also tells Kofi that their singles match tonight is a best two-of-three falls match tonight, and he wishes Kofi good luck.
– Daniel Bryan and Rowan are shown backstage walking towards the gorilla position. In the background behind Bryan, one of Bray Wyatt’s puppets briefly pops up out of a dumpster.
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– The Miz approaches Shane McMahon’s locker room backstage, but Elias intercepts him. Miz tells Elias to stop playing his guitar or he’s going to shove it up the dark side of the moon. He tells Elias to pass on to Shane that he and Miz have unfinished business. The Miz leaves, and then Shane comes out of his locker room and talks to Elias. Elias says Miz was just running his mouth, so Shane says maybe he should beat up The Miz again tonight. Shane says he’ll beat up Miz, if Miz can get past Elias tonight in a two out of three falls match.
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– Big E & Xavier Woods vs. Daniel Bryan & Rowan: The Tag Titles are not on the line in this one. Woods starts off strong against Bryan and drops Bryan for a one count. Rowan quickly tags in and levels Woods with a clothesline, and then he puts the boots to the New Day member in the corner. Bryan hits some cheap shots on Woods behind the ref’s back. Rowan follows up with an elbow drop and some knee drops, then he follows up with a running clothesline in the corner. Woods finally fights back, then Big E and Bryan tag in. Big E cleans house and hits a belly to belly suplex on Bryan. Big E looks for a running splash, but Bryan blocks it and puts Big E in the Labelle Lock. Meanwhile at ringside, Woods drops Rowan on the floor with a dropkick. Back n the ring, Big E breaks free, but Bryan starts nailing him with the Yes Kicks. Big E fights back with a lariat, and then Woods tags in for the double team. The New Day hits the Midnight Hour on Bryan for the three count.
Winner: Big E & Xavier Woods
– After the match, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn hit the ring and attack Big E and Woods from behind. Rowan gets in the ring and joins in on the beat-down. Heavy Machinery comes out for the save. Tucker clotheslines Owens out of the ring, and Otis body blocks Sami out of the ring. Rowan drops Otis, but then Tucker superkicks Rowan. Big E gets up and clotheslines Rowan out of the ring. Heavy Machinery, Big E and Woods high-five in the ring as we go to commercial.
– Big E, Xavier Woods & Heavy Machinery vs. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Rowan & Daniel Bryan: This eight-man tag was made official during the commercial break. Bryan and Rowan control the opening moments of this one, taking turns beating on Otis from Heavy Machinery. Tucker tags in and goes at it with Rowan now. They fight up to the turnbuckle and Rowan hits a superplex on Tucker. Bryan and Rowan trade tags now to continue the offense on Tucker. Bryan looks for a shot off the top, but Tucker ducks and answers with a clothesline. Otis and Sami get the tags. Otis clotheslines Sami and then clears the enemy apron. Otis hits a spinning powerslam on Sami, and then a running splash in the corner. Otis follow up with the Caterpillar on Sami, then he tags in Tucker. Otis and Tucker double team Sami with the Compactor for the three count.
Winners: Big E, Xavier Woods & Heavy Machinery
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– We see footage from last night of Nikki Cross telling Alexa Bliss she’ll make it up to her for messing up in their match on RAW. Nikki says if she wins a match against Bayley on SmackDown, Alexa gets her rematch. Nikki says she won’t let Alexa down.
– The Miz is shown backstage getting ready for his two out of three falls match against Elias.
– The Miz vs. Elias: This one is a two out of three falls match. Shane McMahon comes out with Elias and is at ringside for this match. The opening bell sounds and Shane McMahon interferes early on in this one, leading to Elias dropping Miz for the three count within moments of the match starting. The score is now 1-0 for Elias. Elias continues the offense now until Miz starts firing up with some elbows and punches. The Miz hits some running knee strikes in the corner on Elias. Elias tries to fight back but misses a shot, and Miz capitalizes with a DDT for a two count. The Miz hits the Yes Kicks on Elias, until Elias ducks one and rolls up Miz for a two count. The Miz gets up and kicks Elias again, and then Miz knocks Shane off the apron. The distraction from Shane leads to Elias grabbing Miz from behind. The Miz breaks free and hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Elias. Miz pins, but Shane runs in the ring and breaks up the pin. Shane starts pummeling on Miz, and the ref calls for the DQ. The fall count is now tied at 1-1, and Shane freaks out at the ref. Shane continues stomping on Miz, and then Elias joins in. They take Miz out to ringside and throw him over the announce table, and then take him back in the ring. Elias holds up Miz while Shane spears Miz. They instruct the ref to begin the match again for the third fall. Elias hits the Drift Away on a lifeless Miz for the three count, and Elias wins the match 2-1.
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– Shane and Elias head up the ramp, but then turn around. The ref asks them to stop, but they hit the ring. Elias holds Miz down in the corner, and Shane climbs the opposite corner’s turnbuckle. Shane connects with the coast to coast dropkick on Miz. Shane and Elias then head to the back.
– Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor does an interview, where he talks about his intensity in the ring and wanting to face the best opponents. Shinsuke Nakamura walks in and points at Balor’s IC Title, and Balor smiles.
– Back to the ring, we see The Miz being helped to his feet by the referee. The ref helps walk Miz to the back.
– We see Nikki Cross and Bayley on the split screen. They’re backstage warming up for their singles match tonight.
– Bayley vs. Nikki Cross: The opening bell sounds and Nikki starts off aggressively charging Bayley and pummeling on her. Bayley fights back and hits a kick in the corner, then a neckbreaker for a two count on Nikki. Nikki starts to fight back, but Bayley shuts down her comeback with a dropkick in the corner for another two count. Bayley continues the offense until Nikki finally comes back with a lariat. She slams Bayley down for a two count. Nikki wastes some time, and Bayley dumps her out to ringside. Bayley looks for a suicide dive, but Nikki dodges it and Bayley crashes down to the ringside floor by herself. Back in the ring, Nikki hits a neckbreaker on Bayley for a two count. Bayley fights back and kicks Nikki, then attempts to roll her up. Nikki reverses the roll-up and pins Bayley for the three count.
Winner: Nikki Cross
– Bayley looks shocked as Nikki celebrates. Alexa now has a Title shot against Bayley.
– Carmella is backstage looking for R-Truth. She runs into Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, and they exchange words. Rose and Deville walk off, and then Truth pops out of a container to talk to Carmella. Drake Maverick interrupts, and tells Truth to relax because he didn’t bring a ref with him. Drake says he doesn’t have anything anymore, because Truth ruined his wedding and his wife hates him. Drake tells Truth he’s ruined his life. Truth hugs Drake and apologizes, and says he thought it was Carmella’s wedding. Truth tells “Hornwoggle” that if it means so much to him, he tells Drake to go get a ref. Drake is shocked, and he calls over a ref. Truth says he was just joking though, and adds that he loves his Championship more than Drake loves his wife. Just then, a mob of wrestlers runs by and tramples Drake to chase Truth.
– Ember Moon is backstage walking towards the gorilla position.
– Ember Moon vs. Sonya Deville: Mandy Rose is at ringside for this one. Ember Moon starts off strong in this one and takes control in the opening moments. A distraction from Mandy at ringside leads to Sonya slamming Ember face-first into the ring post. Sonya pins for the three count after a short match.
Winner: Sonya Deville
– We see another pre-taped promo from Aleister Black begging someone to pick a fight with him. He hears a knock at his door, and smiles.
– Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler: This one is a best two out of three falls match. Kofi starts off strong and beats down Ziggler in the opening minutes. Ziggler tries to grab the ropes to cheat during a pin attempt, but the ref catches him. Ziggler argues with the ref, and this leads to Kofi rolling up Dolph from behind for the first three count of the match. The score is now 1-0 for Kofi. They scramble on the mat with a series of pin attempts, Ziggler connects with a knee to the face of Kofi, and Kofi is down. The fight spills out to ringside and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Kofi on the floor. Back in the ring, Ziggler superkicks Kofi for the first three count of the match. The score is now tied at 1-1. Ziggler controls the next several moments of the match. He hits a DDT on Kofi for a two count. Kofi hits a series of kicks to come back, until Ziggler catches one and drops Kofi. Ziggler goes to sling shot Kofi into the turnbuckle, but Kofi leaps up and lands on the turnbuckle, then hits a corkscrew moonsault on Ziggler. Ziggler reverses the pin attempt into a pin of his own for a two count. Kofi comes back with a springboard flying clothesline off the top for a two count. Ziggler comes back with some strikes and then looks for the Fameasser, but Kofi reverses it into a powerbomb for a two count. Kofi misses a shot in the corner and Ziggler starts beating on him again. Kofi comes back with a Trouble In Paradise attempt, but Ziggler ducks. Kofi goes for the Trouble In Paradise one more time, and this time he connects. Ziggler is down and Kofi pins for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
– Kofi celebrates as we go to replays. Kofi gets on the turnbuckle and holds up his WWE Title belt as SmackDown goes off the air.
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