Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Smackdown Live results for July 16, 2019. The show featured Kevin Owens making a run-in, Randy Orton setting himself up for a title shot and more. Make sure you’re here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Smackdown Live column.
WWE Smackdown Live Results:
— Earlier in the afternoon, Shane McMahon confronted Kevin Owens, where he gave him the night off.
— Shane McMahon opened Smackdown with the first Smackdown Town Hall. Roman Reigns got on the mic and said no one in the room respects him before walking out. McMahon fined him and said he’d deal with him later before calling out Charlotte Flair. Flair got on the mic and thanked McMahon, but Liv Morgan cut her off and asked if there’s anything real about her. McMahon stopped her and called out Buddy Murphy. Murphy said for Kevin Owens to keep his name out of his mouth. McMahon then called Apollo Crews. Andrade and Zelina Vega cut him off and challenged him to a match later in the evening. Elias strummed his guitar, but the New Day got on the mic and said McMahon isn’t giving enough opportunities before his mic cut out. Cesaro walked out and challenged Aleister Black to another fight. McMahon granted the match for later in the evening. Owens showed up through the crowd and dropped McMahon with a stunner.
1. Aleister Black defeated Cesaro. Black pinned Cesaro after hitting Black Mass.
2. Charlotte Flair defeated Liv Morgan. Flair submitted Morgan with the Figure-8.
3. Ember Moon and Bayley defeated Fire and Desire. Moon pinned Mandy Rose with the Eclipse. After the match, Bayley said she wants a real challenger, setting up a future title match against Moon.
— Mustafa Ali congratulated Shinsuke Nakamura on his Intercontinental title win.
— The New Day came out and said they know what Daniel Bryan’s announcement is, and they accepted his Smackdown Tag Team title rematch on the spot. Bryan came out with Erick Rowan and walked back and forth three times before Samoa Joe walked out to the stage. Joe said to follow his partner’s lead and put the WWE title on the line later tonight. Elias interrupted Joe and said he had his chance. Elias said he deserves a title shot. Randy Orion walked out to the stage and made his case for a title shot. Elias suggested having a six-man tag match against the New Day.
4. Randy Orton, Elias and Samoa Joe defeated The New Day. Orton pinned Kingston with the RKO.
— R-Truth was hiding backstage in a washing machine.
5. WWE Women’s Tag Team championship match: Kabuki Warriors defeated IIconics by count out. The IIconics got counted out on purpose to keep the belts. After the match, the Kabuki Warriors attacked the IIconics.
6. Apollo defeated Andrade. Apollo surprised Andrade with a crucifix pin for the win.
7. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens ended in a no contest. Midway through the match, Shane McMahon walked down and surrounded the ring with other heels. Owens stunned Ziggler, then McMahon pulled him out of the ring and caught a stunner himself. Owens ran away from the heels and McMahon said he’s going to pay.