05th Jun2019

WWE Smackdown Live – June 4th 2019: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s WWE Smackdown Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the final Smackdown before this Friday’s Super Show-Down event. Goldberg is here, so let’s see if he threatens The Undertaker or challenges the Middle East to a Steel Cage Match.

Match #1: Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Following the unruly circumstances that kicked off SmackDown LIVE, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods teamed up to take on Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. With animosities running high between the pairs over recent weeks, Kofi & Xavier took it right to their rivals without hesitation. In the heat of the action, Woods neutralized KO, allowing Kofi to connect flush with the Trouble in Paradise to Zayn for the major tag team victory. However, Dolph Ziggler immediately blindsided Kofi and Xavier with massive superkicks after the bell, getting an impactful last word before WWE Super ShowDown.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This worked for what it was, but I wish that this match could have gone a bit longer. The action was the standard for these four, but it would have been nice for it all to have a bit more to it than beginning, middle and end.

Match #2: Elias def. R-Truth to win the 24/7 Championship in a Lumberjack match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In response to R-Truth “ruining” Shane McMahon Appreciation Night last week, the 24/7 Champion was put in a Lumberjack Match against the Superstar he lost and regained the title from last week, Elias. The bout came with a special catch: The Lumberjacks (which included Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE) would not be eligible to pin Truth during the contest. The match was over in mere seconds when Elias caught Truth with a rollup that secured him the 24/7 Championship.

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – This sucked. The whole match was just a roll-up. Yeah, this is all that is left of the Hardcore Title.

Match #3: R-Truth defeated Elias to win the 24/7 Championship

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Every-one immediately tried to zone in on The Living Truth. Elias almost got out of dodge, but Truth caught him on the outside and chased him under the ring with a referee in tow. By the time the two returned to the land of the living, the bell had rung with the official declaring R-Truth the new 24/7 Champion! Truth only had a moment to celebrate though, as the always-persistent Drake Maverick spotted him, and the chase was back on.

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – This match took place under the ring. Nobody saw nothin’. Yeah, I’m thinking this is a prank gone bad.

Match #4: Alexa Bliss def. Carmella and Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Match to earn the opportunity to challenge Bayley for SmackDown Women’s Championship at WWE Stomping Grounds

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After crossing paths on “A Moment of Bliss” earlier in the evening, Carmella, Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair collided in a Triple Threat Match to determine Bayley’s challenger for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WWE Stomping Grounds. The action was intense, with all three Superstars wanting to stake their claim to the next SmackDown Women’s Title opportunity. It appeared that Princess Mella may be en route to the victory, especially when she was able to break up two pin attempts that seemed like they would have clinched victory for both Flair and Bliss. Princess Mella then connected with a flush superkick to The Queen. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville (who had arrived earlier in the contest) took advantage of the no disqualification rules of a Triple Threat Match and tripped up Carmella, causing her to drop to the mat. The Goddess had no issue taking advantage, smashing The Princess of Staten Island into the mat with a DDT that secured her the victory and a title fight with Bayley.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a fun little match that gave Alexa a chance to wrestle Bayley for the title at the next PPV. It was a simple match that did its job well. Okay, I’ve got nothing else to say about this one.

Match #5: (Main Event) Andrade (w/Zelina Vega) vs. Apollo Crews

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Before Andrade and Apollo Crews’ scheduled match could kick off, Andrade ambushed Crews, seemingly wanting to send a message to Finn Bálor before their Intercontinental Championship Match at WWE Super ShowDown. However, Andrade would get more than he bargained for when The Extraordinary Man bolted out to come to Apollo’s aid, prompting Andrade to briefly flee. Finn would let his guard down for just a moment though when checking on Crews, allowing Andrade to re-enter the ring and drop the Intercontinental Champion. Andrade would get the upper hand tonight, but how will he fare against The Demon on Friday?

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – This never got started. Are you #@!$&%? Kidding me? Three 0s on one card?

News Of The Night:

  1. Dolph Ziggler cut another good promo on why he should be the WWE World Champion.
  2. 2Goldberg cut a great promo on why he will beat The Undertaker at Super Show-Down.
  3. The Undertaker and Goldberg had a great face-off.
  4. Finn Balor and Andrade continued their feud with a brawl.

Final Verdict: 1/5

This was a lousy show that had a couple of great promos. Hey, if Vince wants a better revoew than he needs to book better events.

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