11th Sep2019

WWE Smackdown Live – Sept 10th 2019: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s SmackDown Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Eduardo just gave the note to the ditz. We’ve got…something on this show, but I don’t know if it’s something you want to watch. Any-way, Phoebe Cates is better looking than me and SmackDown starts now.


Match #1: The Miz def. Andrade

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Looking to pick up steam ahead of his Intercontinental Title Match against Shinsuke Nakamura this Sunday at WWE Clash of Champions, The Miz took on Andrade. With Nakamura providing guest commentary but only speaking in Japanese, Miz was clearly looking to show out against his opposition. Andrade smothered Miz with a barrage of offense and tried to keep him grounded. However, rallied and chucked Andrade into Shinsuke at the commentary desk. Miz would then sift through all of Zelina Vega’s interference attempts and, in the critical moments, would avoid a dazzling series of moonsaults from Andrade and connect with the Skull-Crushing Finale for the win.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was a fine match that saw The Miz actually outshine Andrade, if you can believe that.

Match #2: Nikki Cross def. Mandy Rose

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Mandy Rose did not exactly ingratiate herself to Nikki Cross before this matchup started… in fact she straight up called her “ugly.” That proved to be far less than wise in the early goings, as Cross sprinted out of the gates (literally) and brought the fight right to Rose. God’s Greatest Creation would do her best to quell Nikki’s attack, but Alexa Bliss would neutralize Sonya Deville at ringside and Nikki would then catch God’s Greatest Creation with a picture-perfect rollup for the win.

My Opinion: 1.9 out of 5 – This wasn’t much to look at, but they both got paid for it, so there you go.

Match #3: Heavy Machinery def. local competitors

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Otis & Tucker made easy work of a tandem of local competitors, absolutely demolishing them like a bulldozer would a worn-down building and finishing them off with a Compactor for the ages.

My Opinion: 1.3 out of 5 – This was another damn squash match.

Match #4: Bayley def. Ember Moon

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With her WWE Clash of Champions opponent Charlotte Flair providing guest commentary, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley took on Ember Moon on SmackDown LIVE. Bayley’s new aggressive side would show itself early, with Bayley bringing the fight to Moon on the outside, just mere steps away from The Queen. The Shenom would never give in, but Bayley would prove to be too much, putting Ember away with a Belly to Bayley for the win. After the win, Flair would square right up to Bayley and the two would come eye-to-eye, each clearly believing they had the edge on Sunday.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This should have been a great one, but it just didn’t turn out that way. When do these two get a real match to sink their teeth into?

Match #5: (Main Event) Chad Gable def. Shane McMahon – King Of The Ring Semi-Finals Match (with Special Guest Referee Kevin Owens)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With Elias having to withdraw from the King of the Ring Tournament due to injury, Shane McMahon promised to find a replacement for the crooning Superstar for his Semifinal Match against Chad Gable. And he did. Shane McMahon. With Kevin Owens as the Special Guest Referee per Shane-O-Mac’s edict (promising to lift KO’s $100,000 fine if he called the contest “down the middle”), Gable would defeat “The Best in the World” in mere seconds with an astonishing rolling German Suplex. However, Shane wouldn’t take it, immediately vamping on the microphone that this matchup was now 2-out-of-3 Falls. Shane would come at a deflated Gable with intensity, while KO was clearly distressed by Shane flexing his authority. Gable would continually battle through Shane’s obstacles and would appear to close in on victory several times, but with Owens worrying about Shane not lifting the fine, he would begin to make borderline questionable decisions as the official. Gable found the way to eliminate all the variables though, catching Shane-O-Mac in an Ankle Lock, forcing Shane to tap out and advancing his way to the King of the Ring Tournament Final.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This wasn’t much of a match for Chad, but it was a big one for him. Chad’s going to the finals of the King Of The Ring. Cool.

News Of The Night:

  1. Kevin Owens was fired by Shane McMahon for ruling the main event in favor of Chad Gable.
  2. Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton had a brawl that paralleled one they had in Madison Square Garden ten years ago.
  3. Roman Reigns and Rowan brawled after Rowan took credit for attacking Roman Reigns.

Final Verdict: 2.4/5

This show didn’t offer much in the way of wrestling, but there were good booking decisions all over the place.

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