Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Smackdown Live results for February 26, 2019. The show featured two returning stars, Kofi Kingston getting replaced at Fastlane and more. Make sure you’re here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Smackdown column.
WWE Smackdown Live Results:
— Stephanie and Shane McMahon opened Smackdown with a contract signing between Daniel Bryan (already in the ring) and Kofi Kingston. Shane and Stephanie recapped Kofi’s career before welcoming him to the ring. After Kofi cut a promo, Daniel Bryan signed his title match contract. Before Kofi could sign his part of the contract, Vince McMahon interrupted him to announce he’s replacing him at Fastlane with a returning Kevin Owens. After a commercial break, Owens told Shane and Stephanie he’d like to team up with Kingston against Bryan and Rowan.
1. Hardy Boyz defeated The Bar. Jeff Hardy pinned Sheamus in Matt Hardy’s return to the ring.
2. United States title match: R-Truth(c) defeated Andrade and Rey Mysterio. Truth pinned Mysterio with a schoolboy to retain the title. After the match, Andrade attacked Mysterio and tried to hit a DDT. Mysterio reversed and set Andrade up on the second rope before Zelina Vega made the save.
— Charlotte recapped Ronda Rousey giving up the Raw Women’s title on Monday night and announced she’d be on the red brand next Monday to be named the new champion.
3. Ricochet and Aleister Black defeated Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura attempted the Kinshasa, which Black reversed into the Black Mass.
— AJ Styles cut a promo on returning to glory. He talked about Smackdown being the house that AJ Styles built when Randy Orton showed up and they had a tense staredown.
— Lacey Evans continued her schtick of randomly walking down to the ring.
4. Kevin Owens and Kofi Kingston defeated Rowan and Daniel Bryan. Owens pinned Bryan after hitting a seated stunner.