WWE Smackdown LIVE Results (4/23): Kofi Gets Blindsided, Bayley Makes Her Claim In The Women’s Division, Did Roman Get Punished?

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WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE RESULTS
April 23rd, 2019
Report by Doug Enriquez for ProWrestling.com

IN RING SEGMENT

Here comes the money! The self-proclaimed “Best In The World” makes his way to the ring! Shane, as usual, has Greg Hamilton re-announce him, but then he says he is out there to talk about Roman Reigns and what he did to his father. He asks what type of man hits another man’s father like that? He says that Vince is a national treasure. It is like disgracing the American flag. He says that he can’t get out of his head that he not only hit his father, but the chairman and CEO of a billion dollar company.

He has been thinking a lot about repercussions. Should he fine him? Should he suspend him? Should he terminate him? Instead, he says that they are going to settle it right here, right now in this ring. He calls Roman out there, and he says it is not a request, it is an ORDER, and he says to come out there RIGHT NOW.

Roman obliges and comes out there and looks to put the mic to his mouth, but instead just drops the mic. Shane looks to get ready and throws the mic down too. Out of nowhere, Elias comes to distract Roman, but Shane attacks him from behind. Shane hits Roman over and over, but Roman fights back before Elias gets back in the fight and Shane holds down Roman as Roman starts to hit Roman over and over in the midsection, then in the head. He hits drift away as Shane directs traffic and the two leave Roman in the middle of the ring.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT

Kofi Kingston is backstage and is asked about his first singles match tonight against Shinsuke Nakamura. He says he is ready because he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He says that he knows Big E is recuperating, and he is going to be just fine. Either way, they now have an honorary member of the New Day, Kevin Owens. Kevin comes in and says that he knows Kofi is going to win tonight…you know why? BECAUSE….NEW DAY ROCK. Owens chants and rocks his hips to end the segment.

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FINN BALOR vs. ANDRADE “CIEN” ALMAS

Andrade starts hard and goes after Balor, but balor reverses and gives it right back to Andrade. Zelina tries to pull him out of the ring, but Balor pulls her in instead. Andrade takes advantage and throws Finn out of the ring and then hits a springboard corkscrew splash to Balor on the outside!

Back in the ring, Andrade picks up Balor for a power bomb, but Balor slips out and he hits a DDT. He follows it up with a double stomp and goes for a cover, but Andrade kicks out. Balor throws Andrade to the outside and winds up and flies to the inside to summersault onto Andrade. Balor throws Andrade back in the ring and Almas surprises Balor with a knee that rocks him back into the corner, allowing Andrade to hit Balor with the double knees. Andrade goes for the cover, but Balor kicks out. Andrade can’t believe it!

The crowd chants for Balor and Andrade sizes Balor up. He goes for the hammerlock DDT, but Balor instead reverses into a Final Cut. Zelina Vega gets on the top rope and goes to hit Balor with a crossbody. Balor moves and instead she is caught by Andrade. He looks at her bewildered and lets her down gently, but Balor comes in hard with a dropkick into the corner. Balor goes up top and hits the Coupe De Grace to pick up the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor!

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