WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE RESULTS
September 10th, 2019
Results by Matthew Wilkinson for ProWrestling.com
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THE DEADMAN RETURNS
We kick off tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live in a big way as The Undertaker makes his return to WWE and Madison Square Garden to a huge ovation! The Deadman says he wanted to come out and take a minute and absorb all of this.
The Undertaker says for the past 30 years he has considered these hallowed grounds his home, and he doesn’t know how many times he will get to come home anymore. But if there is one thing he wants people to remember about this place, it is the titans that were born here, the legends that made their name in Madison Square Garden.
The Undertaker says now we usher in a new era of Superstar…Sami Zayn? Sami makes his way out and interrupts the Deadman and says the one thing he knows is that New York City respects legends, and The Undertaker is a legend.
Zayn says that ‘Taker has been selling out this arena for 30 years with MSG being his yard, stating he has respect for The Undertaker. Zayn says that even ‘Taker can probably admit he shouldn’t be opening the show, as it should probably have been himself.
Sami questions when enough is enough as 30 years is a long time and the future is here and it is now and the future is Sami Zayn. Eventually, he gets to his point and asks The Undertaker to turn around and leave this ring, doing the right thing and to pass the torch to him.
Undertaker looks as if he is going to leave, but then gets back into the ring and hits a huge Chokeslam to Sami Zayn, before exiting.
Chad Gable is then shown in Shane McMahon’s office who puts over his recent performances and is informed that Elias has broken his ankle. Shane points out that someone like Gable doesn’t want a bye to the final, and he will announce his opponent later on tonight.
THE MIZ vs ANDRADE
The Miz starts out the match in control with several hip tosses, with Shinsuke Nakamura on commentary, refusing to talk in Egnlish. Back in the ring, The Miz dumps Andrade outside the ring, but as he looks to go out, Zelina Vega bounces up on the ropes to distract him.
Andrade then nearly takes out Miz by accident but the distraction causes problems for Miz and Andrade takes advantage, hitting his classic running double knees into the corner. As we return from commercial it is actually Miz who has gained control with two knees and then a backbreaker/neckbreaker combo almost putting away Andrade.
The Miz then starts throwing his famous It Kicks as he then catches Andrade with a big boot as he starts unloading on his opponent in the corner, hitting his classic running knees into the corner. As Miz looks for the third knee, Andrade follows him to the corner, but the WWE veteran smartly dumps Andrade to the outside.
As Miz takes the fight to his opponent out of the ring he ends up having a staredown with Shinsuke Nakamura, which leads to Miz launching Andrade into the Intercontinental Champion. But as Miz tries to get back into the ring, Vega grabs his boot which allows her client to rock the #1 contender with a huge back elbow.
Andrade then looks for his classic moonsault, which he then tries to hit a second time but Miz catches his legs and turns it into a Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner: The Miz
Miz’s celebrations are short-lived though as Nakamura hits the ring and ambushes his Clash Of Champions opponent, hitting the Kinshasa.
CHAD GABLE’S OPPONENT WILL BE…
Shane McMahon is backstage making small jokes about Chad Gable, who eventually arrives asking who his opponent will be, and Shane confirms that it will be himself… the Best in the World!
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