Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Smackdown Live results for April 23, 2019. The show featured Bayley vs. Charlotte, Roman Reigns getting jumper by Elias and more. Make sure you’re here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Smackdown Live column.
WWE Smackdown Live Results:
— Shane McMahon recapped Roman Reigns punching Vince McMahon and threatened to fire him. Shane called out Reigns, where Elias attacked him from behind. Elias and Shane beat down Reigns before Elias laid him out with the Drift Away.
1. Finn Bálor defeated Andrade. Bálor pinned Andrade after landing the Coupe De Grâce.
— Elias challenged Reigns to a fight at Money in the Bank while playing a song backstage.
2. Kairi Sane defeated Peyton Royce. Sane pinned Royce after dropping the Insane Elbow. After the match. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville walked out and clapped at Sane and Asuka.
— After the match, Jinder Mahal showed up as the latest superstar to jump to Smackdown Live.
— Lars Sullivan attacked Chad Gable and the Singh brothers before Gable’s match with Jinder Mahal could get underway. R-Truth tried to attack Sullivan, but got laid out as well.
— Backstage, Reigns accepted Elias’s challenge for Money in the Bank.
— Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch had their first showdown after WrestleMania. Flair said Ronda Rousey lost her Smackdown Women’s title at WrestleMania and asked Lynch to explain how she’s the champ when she didn’t beat Flair. Flair said she wants a shot at Lynch after Lacey Evans gets her championship match at Money in the Bank. Bayley came to the ring, where Flair told her to get to the back of the line. Bayley challenged Flair to a No. 1 contender’s match.
3. Winner earns a future title shot against Becky Lynch: Charlotte Flair defeated Bayley. Flair pinned Bayley after connecting with the spear. After the match, Lynch said she’ll defend her Raw Women’s title against Lacey Evans and her Smackdown Women’s title against Flair at Money in the Bank.
4. Kofi Kingston defeated Shinsuke Nakamura. Kingston got the win via disqualification after he hit the S.O.S. and had Nakamura pinned, when Rusev jumped into the ring and attacked him. Kevin Owens and Xavier Woods made the save. After everyone was laid out, when Owens turned on Kingston, laying him out with a super kick. Owens went to powerbomb Kingston onto the apron when Woods made the save. Owens then powerbombed Woods onto the apron as he stared down the New Day on his way up the ramp.