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WWE SmackDown Live Results – April 16, 2019: Night 2 of Superstar Shakeup

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Welcome to SmackDown Live.

We take a look at the new talent on Raw after the first part of the Superstar Shakeup.

We are in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.

Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring and he is dressed for the occasion for the Kevin Owens Show. Kevin has three chairs in the ring, but no table.


Kevin welcomes everyone in French. He says people are buzzing about the Superstar Shakeup and he says tonight, Mr. McMahon will reveal the biggest acquisition in Smackdown history, but the biggest star is already here and it is him. Kevin moves on because of his guest and he deserves respect. It is someone who had a Wrestlemania moment we will never forget. Kevin brings out the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.


Kofi makes his way to the ring with Xavier Woods but no Big E due to his injury situation.

Kevin welcomes them to the Kevin Owens Show and Montreal. Kevin says what Kofi did at Wrestlemania is something we will never forget. In your first title match in 11 years and you fought against the odds to get there and fought against greater odds to become the champion. Kevin congratulates Kofi and gives him an ovation.

Kofi says he appreciates the kind words. At Wrestlemania, they did something special. He got to share it with his family, his friends, and with all of you. Kofi says he is champion in French.


Kevin points out that Big E is not here tonight. Kevin says it is not because he is stuck in the splits. Xavier mentions that Big E was injured last week. Xavier says they are taking away most of the Up Up Down Down crew and he demands to see Tyler Breeze on Smackdown. Kofi says they need to focus on tonight.


Kevin mentions that Kofi and Xavier have a tag match against Rusev and Nakamura. Kevin mentions that they are used to being a trio. Kevin says that they need back up so Kevin offers his services as Big K. He changes his name to Big O because it is funnier.

Kofi tells the Big O it is a big commitment. Kofi asks if he will wear a crop test. Xavier mentions cereal tasting, pancake throwing, video game playing, and moving of the groinal region.

We see Rusev and Nakamura watching in the back.

Kevin shows his groinal swiveling and Kofi asks the crowd if they want Kevin part of the New Day as an honorary member. Xavier welcomes Big O to the group.

Kofi gives Big O his shirt and unicorn horn.


They all celebrate in the ring.

Cesaro stops by and tells Nakamura and Rusev that he sees three of them and now there are three of us.

Finn Balor makes his way to the ring as a new member of Smackdown.


We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Finn Balor versus Mustafa Ali in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Balor with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up and Ali with a waist lock and Balor with a side head lock. Ali with a drop kick and side head lock. Ali blocks a head scissors attempt and Ali with a side head lock. Balor with forearms and Ali floats over and Balor with a back elbow for a near fall. Balor with a slam and elbow drop. Balor with an arm bar. Ali with punches and Balor with a chop. Ali with a kick and head scissors that sends Balor to the floor. Ali with a round kick and suicide dive.


Ali gets a near fall. Ali with an arm bar. Balor with forearms but Ali with a forearm. Ali with a chop. Balor rolls through on a sunset flip by Ali and hits a drop kick. Balor kicks Ali and the referee warns Balor. Balor gets a near fall. Balor with a chop. Balor with a snap mare and arm bar. Ali with forearms and Balor with an abdominal stretch. Balor with forearms across the chest to add more damage to the abdominal area. Balor with a knee to the midsection and chop. Balor with an Irish whip and chop into the corner. Balor with another Irish whip and chop. Balor with a third Irish whip but Ali avoids the chop and Ali with a kick and a rolling X Factor.

Ali with a chop and then an Irish whip and chop to Balor. Balor with an elevated elbow to the chest for a near fall. Balor with slingblade but Ali with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Balor backs Ali into the corner and Ali with a kick and Balor pushes Ali away on a tornado DDT attempt. Balor with a double stomp. Balor goes up top and Ali recovers and stops Balor on the turnbuckles. Ali goes for a Frankensteiner and hits it. Ali gets a near fall. Ali pulls himself to the ropes and he goes up top and misses a 450 splash but rolls through. Balor with a drop kick that sends Ali into the turnbuckles and follows with Coup de Grace for the three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

After the match, they shake hands before Ali leaves the ring and Balor continues his celebration.

We see Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods walking in the back and they see Big O. Kofi asks Big O if he is ready for his initiation. Xavier says Big O has to eat all of the pancakes and beat Big E’s time. Big O says he has never eaten a pancake before and they are cold. They convince Big O to eat them.

R Truth and Carmella make their way to the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Smoking Box video.

We go to the back where Big O has passed his initiation.

Match Number Two: Carmella (with R Truth) versus Charlotte Flair

They lock up and Charlotte sends Carmella to the mat. Carmella pushes Charlotte. Charlotte misses a boot and Carmella with a series of kicks for a near fall. Charlotte goes to the floor to regroup. Carmella with forearms but Charlotte with a knee and she runs Carmella into the ringside barrier. Carmella with an elbow and she hits a cross body off the ringside barrier. Carmella gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Charlotte with chops but Carmella sends Charlotte face first into the turnbuckles. Carmella with kicks and a Bronco Buster. Charlotte sends Carmella to the apron and Charlotte kicks Carmella off the apron as we go to commercial.

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