Smackdown Live - 23rd April 2019

Shane McMahon comes out to kick off Smackdown Live and we see the actions from last week when Roman Reigns superman punched Vince McMahon and Shane says that its just despicable that a man would strike another mans father and that Vince is a national treasure, what Roman did last week was like defacing the American flag or defacing Mount Rushmore. Shane calls Reigns out to the ring to which he does but the talking ended there as both men threw their microphones to the ground but before anything could help, Elias comes out and Him and Shane beat down The Big Dog with Elias ending it by hitting the Drift Away

Finn Balor vs Andrade - Another non title match after the match we had last week on RAW, Decent match once again with the finish having Celina Vega going to the top rope and jumping toward Finn Balor who moved away, Andrade was there to catch Vega but that was enough advantage for Finn to dropkick Andrade into the corner and hit the Coupe de Grace to pick up the victory

Kairi Sane vs Peyton Royce - Squash match with Kairi Sane picking up the victory, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville came out afterwards to sarcastically congratulated them on their victory

Jinder Mahal vs Chad Gable - Lars Sullivan attacked Chad Gable from behind during his entrance, Sullivan then goes after Jinder Mahal who runs away, but the Singh Brothers weren't so lucky as Lars destroys them. R-Truths music hits who comes down to confront The Monster but to no avail as he also got destroyed.

Charlotte Flair comes out and says that 3 of the very best in the business went head to head in the main event of Wrestlemania and that Becky Lynch pinned Ronda Rousey but she didn't pin her or tap her out. Charlotte calls Lynch out wanting answers on how she thinks she deserves to be Smackdown Live Womens Champion when she didn't beat her. Becky comes out and says that its was a winner takes all match, what part of that doesn't Charlotte get and that at Wrestlemania she walked out with both titles and there wasn't a thing either of them could do about it. Charlotte then says that she thinks shes in Beckys head as Lynch constantly talks about her when on twitter and doing promos about Lacey Evans and that Becky now has everything to lose and after MITB, She is next in line, Becky shoots that down by saying how the hell is she next in line when she constantly beats her, she wants new challengers like Bayley, Ember Moon and Mickie James. Bayley then comes out and says that its great that she can count how many times shes beaten Charlotte because she can count how many times Becky beaten her and thats ZERO. Charlotte then tells Bayley to get to the back of the line and Bayley replies by offering out a challenge to Charlotte to actually earn a title shot for once.

Bayley vs Charlotte Flair - Good match up with Charlotte working the left knee of Bayley through out but some good comeback momentum from Bayley but it wasn't enough as Flair hits a spear on the Former Womens Tag Team Champion to pick up the win and she will face Becky Lynch at Money in the Bank for the Smackdown Live Womens Championship meaning Lynch will pull double duty

Kofi Kingston vs Shinsuke Nakamura - Decent enough match up between the 2, with Kofi winning via a DQ after Rusev got involved after Kingston hit the SOS onto Shinuke Nakamura, but that wasn't the main part of the story as Kevin Owens and Xavier Woods helped fend off Rusev and Nakamura only for KO to then Superkick the WWE Champion and started threwing punches on him, he then laid down the gauntlet by saying that he is coming for Kofis Championship. Owens then went to powerbomb Kingston onto the Apron but Woods got involved, only for KO to powerbomb Xavier onto the Apron instead

Smackdown Live Rating - 3 and 1/4 stars
Jack Dunstan

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