WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE RESULTS
June 18th, 2019
Results by Matthew Wilkinson for ProWrestling.com
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THE NEW DAY KICKS OFF SMACKDOWN
We are getting things started tonight with WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston who is flanked, as always, by his New Day brothers, Big E and Xavier Woods! Xavier says that everyone is well aware that this Sunday we will see Kofi Kingston against Dolph Ziggler, but only if Dolph makes it through him tonight.
The group then look to make a few jokes but Dolph Ziggler has no interest at all as he comes out saying that this is typical of the group, trying to distract everyone. Dolph says Kofi doesn’t deserve to be WWE Champion and without the group, he would be nothing.
Ziggler says on Sunday, they can’t be there for him and he makes it clear he doesn’t believe Kofi can get the job done on his own, stating the next time he goes to Ghana it will be an apology tour. Dolph says he will grind Kofi’s face and teeth into the steel cage and it will be him kick ass and taking names.
Kofi tells Dolph that this WWE Championship journey began in the Elimination Chamber, so he is fully aware of what brutalities await him and he is good with that. He adds that whether he pins Dolph, climbs the cage or goes out of the door, he will beat him at Stomping Grounds and will remain the WWE Champion.
However, Kofi says he should be worrying about tonight because Xavier Woods has been itching to pop Dolph in the mouth. Ziggler says he hasn’t forgotten what Woods did at Super ShowDown because of him he isn’t WWE Champion, and he says after tonight, Woods will never be able to help him again.
However, Dolph takes it back to Sunday and says that all the jokes come crumbling down when they are locked inside a steel cage.
DOLPH ZIGGLER vs XAVIER WOODS
The number one contender quickly looks to bring Xavier Woods down to the mat, but the New Day member goes for a series of near falls to foil that plan. Ziggler then shoves Xavier out of frustration and that lights a fire in Woods who picks up the pace and ends up planting Ziggler on the second rope which he follows by a big kick to the back as Ziggler hangs.
Dolph wastes no time in getting in some offence of his own though, with a cheap shot that proves to be effective. Ziggler’s momentum doesn’t last long though and Woods manages to hit the Honor Roll as he then scales the top ropes.
But Woods’ plans don’t happen as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn appear and attack Kofi and Big E on the outside, distracting Xavier. The WWE official removes them from the ringside area, and Xavier puts a stamp on that by hitting them with a crossbody from the top turnbuckle to the outside.
As he returns to the ring Dolph catches him and plants Woods with a big DDT, although Xavier is able to kick out. As we return from commercial break, Woods catches Dolph with a huge forearm, but Ziggler kicks out just in time as we learn that everyone has been banned from ringside.
Woods then flies through the ropes with a dropkick to Ziggler, sending him crashing into the desk and Woods then power lifts Dolph above his head and hits a massive gutbuster in an amazing feat of strength. The match isn’t all Woods though as Ziggler rocks him with a big superkick on the ring apron and he follows it up with a major Zig Zag.
Xavier smartly rolls under the ropes but that doesn’t bother Ziggler who instead ties him up in the ropes and attempts an arm bar. With Woods tied up and unable to defend himself, Ziggler rocks him with a devastating Superkick to get the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
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