WWE Smackdown Live 7/16/19
Liv Morgan vs. Charlotte Flair
We go to the ring and out first comes Charlotte Flair. Liv Morgan is out next. Liv poses on the ropes as Flair stares her down from the corner.
The bell rings and they size each other up. They lock up and Flair shoves Liv to the mat and talks some trash. Liv ducks an attack and unloads with strikes. Liv with a hurricanrana takedown for a pop. Liv with a missile dropkick to keep the momentum going. Liv poses on the mat and sticks her tongue out at Flair, taunting her while she’s down.
Flair gets up and charges but Liv grabs her. Flair knocks Liv down with a back elbow. Flair keeps Liv down and works her over, using the second rope as the referee warns her. Flair with big chops now. Liv counters a move and nails an enziguri. Liv screams out and hits a big double stomp to the back of the head in the corner. Liv with a close 2 count.
Liv runs the ropes and leaps but Flair grabs her in mid-air and drops her with a powerbomb. Flair applies the Figure Four and goes right into the Figure Eight for the submission win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
– After the match, Flair stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays. Flair makes her exit as Liv gets a bit emotional on the apron as Graves talks about her performance. Liv goes over and snatches the headset from Graves. She says, “Charlotte was right and when I come back I’m going to be real!” Liv walks off, leaving a shocked Graves.
– We see Dolph Ziggler in the back with referee Drake Wuertz. Ziggler gets Kevin Owens’ phone number from Drake and walks off.
– We see Ember Moon backstage walking. Back to commercial.
Ember Moon and Bayley vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Back from the break and out comes Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville first. Ember Moon is out next. It’s time to find out who her mystery partner is. Out comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley for a pop. We see how Bayley retained over Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss in the 2-on-1 Handicap Match at Extreme Rules.
The bell rings and Rose and Deville both unload on Bayley to start. The referee tries to restore order early on as Deville is still in the ring. Deville with a big knee to Bayley as Rose covers for a 2 count. Deville finally exits the ring as Rose unloads on Bayley. The referee backs her off and she yells at him. Bayley finally drops Rose and tags in Moon.
Moon goes right to work on Rose, taking her frustration out on her. Moon with kicks in the corner. Moon goes to the top. Deville runs in but Bayley drops her with a Bayley-to-Belly suplex. Moon comes off the top with The Eclipse on Rose for the pin to win.
Winners: Ember Moon and Bayley
– After the match, Bayley and Ember stand tall as Ember’s music hits. We go to replays. Kayla Braxton enters the ring and asks Bayley about her challenger for SummerSlam. She says she’s glad her chapter with Alexa Bliss has ended, so she can get back to her original plan to elevate the women’s division. Bayley wants to face someone who’s worthy of a shot, who has charisma, who she’s never faced before, who would be dedicated to the title if they win. Bayley looks at Moon and Kayla asks her if she’s up for it. Moon accepts the challenge and it looks like we might have a match for SummerSlam. They celebrate as Moon’s music hits.
– Still to come, The Kabuki Warriors vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics.
– WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura is backstage with Charly Caruso. Nakamura says he’s now free to reign down chaos on the whole WWE Universe. Ali walks up and congratulates him. Ali walks away and Nakamura stares at him.