WWE SmackDown Live comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 4, 2019) from the Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Super ShowDown event scheduled for this Friday in Saudi Arabia.
Advertised for tonight: Goldberg returns, Bayley appears on “Moment of Bliss,” an interview with Lars Sullivan, and more!
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WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JUNE 4
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The show opens with commentary hyping up Goldberg’s appearance tonight.
New Day make their entrance sans Big E as per usual of late.
Kofi Kingston gets on the mic and says if there’s one thing he’s learned over the past three months it’s that life is crazy and full of surprises. He thought over the past eleven years that he’d seen and done it all, championships, friendships, pancakes, etc., but it hasn’t all been highs. There’s been lows, too, but he takes pride in fighting through all of those lows.
And by doing that, it provided him with the opportunity of a lifetime and he won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. But as great as winning that title on that stage in that moment was, what’s most important to him is inspiring people to do whatever it is they want to do, to believe in themselves and that anything is possible. This feeds into a video package about his recent visit to his native Ghana.
Kofi talks about what a blessing it was to go back after 26 years and see the look in the kids’ eyes, to see his grandmother for the first time in years--
Enter Dolph Ziggler.
He tells Kingston he’s an absolute inspiration and on Friday he’ll beat the hell out of him but he respects him and his journey too much to do that today. And this isn’t about Kofi, it’s about him, and why he is the way he is, and he has a dueling video package showing how he gave his soul to WWE and it’s Kingston who gets the big moment, the title victory and everything?
Kofi says he knows exactly how it feels to be passed up, to be passed over, and in all that footage there was one thing Ziggler neglected, and Kingston rolls footage of it. It’s the segment from December of 2017 where Ziggler set the United States Championship down and walked away. Kofi says he keeps saying it should have been him, but if it should have been, it would have been, but he did what he always does when things don’t go his way, he quit, turned his back, took himself out of the game.
And that’s the difference, no matter how hard things got, Kofi never quit, not on himself, not on his brothers, and not on the WWE Universe. And at Super Showdown, it’s not gonna be Dolph, and as long as Kofi’s champion, it will NEVER be Ziggler. Dolph rebuts and says once more that it WILL be him and leaves.
He passes by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn on their way out for a match to send us to break.
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs. New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)
Zayn and Woods to start, Sami putting boots to the New Day man right out the gates. Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, off the ropes, drop down, dropkick and Xavier gets a cover for one. Arm wringer, bending the wristlock hard, elbow to the forearm, Zayn reverses to a wristlock off his own, takedown and reverse and Woods is back in control. Tag to Kingston, off the second with a double axehandle, Sami gets away and tags Owens in.
Kofi with a double leg into mounted punches, striking in the corner, Kev reverses to put boots to the champ, choking him in the corner, more striking, whip across, Kingston pops up into a dropkick! Tag to Zayn, Kofi with a dropkick and then the Unicorn Stampede begins! Xavier gets a dropkick, only two and he follows it up by whipping Sami into the ropes. Zayn slips out and to the floor, Kingston charging... TRUST FALL SENTON!
Xavier out to fight with Zayn, chops against the barricade, but KO turns it around and gets the tag. Throwing Woods into the barricade, putting boots to him, back inside, cover for two. Xavier with desperate right hands but a short-arm lariat drops him and KO follows it with the senton to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Owens sets Woods up top and climbs to meet him. Jockeying for position, Xavier shoves him back and hits a missile dropkick, the path is clear... TAGS MADE! Kingston in hot, Superman Lariat, double chops, dropkick another big lariat, fired up, Boom Drop! Calling for it, clapping, but Owens tries to pull him out. Woods runs inteference, Kofi with a superkick, turning...
New Day win by pinfall with Trouble in Paradise from Kofi Kingston on Sami Zayn.
Post-match, Dolph Ziggler nails Kofi with a superkick! One for Woods as well!
Shane McMahon is in his office talking about his attack on Roman Reigns from last night and running footage of it. He says he was just demonstrating that anything Roman can do, he can do better, and he’s curious which Roman Reigns is gonna show up, the Big Dog or a little pup with his tail between his legs.
Alexa Bliss makes her entrance, Moment of Bliss with Bayley will begin after the break.
Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss welcomes us to a very special edition of A Moment of Bliss.
It’s an incredible honor to be one of tonight’s Wild Cards, she says, and talks up Raw in the process before introducing her guest tonight, Bayley. Bliss complains about the SmackDown coffee and makes a crew member switch it out. She tastes it and demands it be put in her other mug and Bayley points out that she’s here. Alexa says she’ll ask her questions after she gets her coffee.
Bliss wants to start with Money in the Bank, where Bayley had a good night and cashed in and became SmackDown Women’s Championship. Bayley says it wasn’t just one night, it was all those years of effort and-- Alexa cuts her off and talks about cashing in herself before talking up all her accolades and saying it’s like when she was champion the title meant something.
Bayley says a lot has changed since then and she’s looking for more opponents, at which point Bliss shushes her until her coffee arrives. She gets her coffee and Bayley slaps it out of her hand! Alexa is indignant and says maybe the title belongs with somebody who deserves it--
She says if you wanna talk about SmackDown champs and former Ms. Moneys in the Bank, she deserves to be here, and Alexa takes it as a challenge.
Enter Charlotte Flair.
She says she’s heard from Shane McMahon that there’ll be a #1 contender’s match for Bayley’s title later tonight... Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss vs... wait for it... Her!
Commentary hypes up Goldberg’s appearance tonight.
Backstage, Carmella meets up with R-Truth, who is panicking about his title but recognizes that Carmella has a huge opportunity for the women’s title. He’s been waiting for Shane McMahon to call him back and lo and behold, Carmella’s phone rings. It’s Shane! Mella passes the phone to Ron, who asks if it’s *Shane* Shane and says the title is ruining his life and he needs help.
He apologizes for interrupting Shane McMahon Appreciation Night and McMahon gives him a standard match under normal rules right now... against someone that Truth doesn’t like the sound of.
Elias is in the ring with his Stratocaster again to send us to break.
Elias vs. R-Truth (c) (WWE 24/7 Championship Lumberjack Match)
Elias in hot, dumping Truth to the floor where the lumberjacks beat him down...
Elias wins by pinfall with a lateral press to win the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Post-match, Elias is surrounded by all the lumberjacks now that the 24/7 rules are back in play and they brawl! The Drifter rolls ot the floor, title in hand, and starts crawling away until he comes face to face with R-Truth! Elias crawls under the ring and Ron follows as the lumberjacks demo the rules of a battle royal for us. The bell rings, R-Truth rolls out and referee Jason Ayers raises his hand...
R-Truth wins the 24/7 Championship underneath the ring... somehow.
Shane McMahon is shown walking backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Aleister Black cuts a promo.
He says his promo last week was tantamount to an open challenge but no one has knocked at his door. He’s not a hard man to find, his name is on the door, but funny enough as he says these words out loud he thinks he understands. His track record speaks for itself, and until that time when somebody does come knock, he’s going to sit and wait for them to pick a fight.
Shane McMahon makes his entrance, flanked by the Revival.
He says he’s glad to have the Revival out here for emotional support, but if it’s okay with them he’s gotta see the footage from last night one more time, and they roll it. McMahon says it’s like training a male dog, it’s running all over the place and being bad so what do you gotta do, you gotta discipline it, show it who’s boss. But then there’s that one dog that’s a little more high-spirited, and you gotta neuter him, which is what he’s gonna do to the Big Dog.
Enter the Big Dog.
The Revival come after him but Reigns has Superman Punches for both of them! Roman stalks after McMahon... AND DREW MCINTYRE CLIPS HIM WITH CLAYMORE OUTTA NOWHERE! Back in the ring, Drew sets him up... and Shane knocks him down with a spear!
Commentary hypes up Goldberg again and we go to break.
Back from commercial in time for the bell.
Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair (WWE SmackDown Women’s Chamoionship #1 Contender’s Match)
Flair dumps Bliss to the floor, Carmella gets on her in the corner, jockeying for position and Alexa cuts her off with a knee before hitting the Yoshi Tonic on Charlotte! Mella breaks it up, kick in the corner and she manages to get the Code of Silence applied! Charlotte hosses her up, reversed into a victory roll and Bliss hits her big forearm to knock Carmella out of the fight!
Off the ropes, satellite arm drag from Bliss but Flair rolls over her with a big boot! Carmella back in, superkicks, and here comes Fire and Desire! Mella outside, Alexa puts her into the barricade and jaws over her but Charlotte taps her on the shoulder and chops her hard! Chopping the Goddess in front of Fire and Desire, chasing after her, back inside and Alexa hits a dropkick for two to send us to break.
Back from commercial, jockeying for position in the corner, Carmella with a handstand headscissors, body control, sitting up, Frankensteiner on Flair... NOPE! Fire and Desire still looking on, Mella putting boots to Bliss, moonwalk, fired up, Bronco Buster connects! Charlotte with a clothesline, spinning toehold, falling back into the figure four leglock, bridging but Alexa heads up top... TWISTED BLISS BREAKS IT UP AND CARMELLA BREAKS THE PIN UP!
Roll-through, Insault to Injury denied, Flair with a boot... MELLA BREAKS IT UP! Big boot takes Carmella to the floor, Bliss throws Flair into the turnbuckles, schoolboy and a handful of tights... NOPE! Pick the leg, spinning toehold, Carmella with a superkick but Fire and Desire yank her legs for the totally legal distraction! Alexa capitalizes...
Alexa Bliss wins by pinfall with the DDT on Carmella to become #1 contender to the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
A video package recapping Brock Lesnar’s refusal to cash in last night plays.
Commentary informs us that Seth Rollins still expects to be in Saudi Arabia on Friday but he’s still in rough shape.
Backstage Kayla Braxton is mic’d up to interview Lars Sullivan, after the break.
Back from commercial, Lars Sullivan makes his entrance.
Asked what drives him to do the things he does, hestands there silent for a long beat before asking if she’d ever ask a nightengale why they sing their sweet song or a lion why they stalk their prey before tearing it apart? He’s come to realize that he’s no man. When a lion performs its primary function, they call it a lion, and when he performs his primary function, people use a particular word.
And his function is hurt, maim, dissect, vivisect, and dehumanize people, and to show that the world isn’t full of rainbows and sunshine, but pain and agony. As far as Lucha House Party, he recites a version of Three Blind Mice where the mice have their tails ripped apart and their bodily fluids used to paint a beautiful portrait.
We go to break on the promise of Goldberg once again.
Back from commercial in time for a match but Andrade “Cien” Almas attacks Apollo Crews and lays him out with the hammerlock DDT before the match can even get started!
Finn Balor makes the save, Almas with forearms but Balor gets the double leg into the double stomp! Punches in the corner, boots, Sling Blade, fired up and Zelina Vega runs interference to cut him off. Knees, hammerlock and he SPIKES the Intercontinental Champion with the DDT!
Commentary hypes up Goldberg again and assures us that he’s next, to send us to break.
Back from commercial we get a recap of last night’s HHH / Orton segment.
Goldberg makes his entrance with his usual pomp and bombast.
He gets in the ring and on the mic and answers the crowd’s chants with a big “thank you” before beginning. He says he’s always wondered what being in the ring with the Undertaker would be like and now he’s finally got it. And Undertaker wants the icon, the asskicking 173-0 Goldberg and not the family man, and that made a lightswitch go off in his head, he doesn’t want the family man anywhere near Taker because he’d fall short, so he’d leave his ass at home.
Friday night, sure as he’s standing here, he guarantees that Undertaker will get the Goldberg he wants, the Goldberg he wonders how he stacks up again, he’s gonna get that asskicking Goldberg that he asked for, and on Friday night, once and for all, we’ll all find out who the better man is. Because Undertaker, you’re next to rest in peace!
When the blue lights kick in, Undertaker is standing in the ring! He and Bill square up...
When the full lights kick back in, Undertaker is gone.
Goldberg says he’s excited for the match and takes his leave, slapping hands.
Commentary vamps to fill time and hype Super Showdown up.
That’s the show, folks.