WWE Smackdown Live 7/16/19
The New Day vs. Elias, Samoa Joe and Randy Orton
Back from the break and Elias locks up with Kofi Kingston. Kofi drops Elias first for a 2 count. Randy Orton provides a distraction, allowing Elias to hit Kofi from behind.
Samoa Joe tags in and unloads on Kofi in the corner. Joe keeps control and whips Kofi hard into another corner. Kofi comes back and drops Joe with knees for a 2 count. Kofi mounts offense and tags Xavier Woods in for some double teaming. Woods with a flying elbow drop as Big E tags in.
Big E runs the ropes and splashes Joe for a close 2 count. Joe fights off Big E and in comes Elias. Big E catches Elias in an abdominal stretch and spanks him. Big E slams Elias. Woods comes back in for another double team as Big E wheel-barrows him on top of Elias for a 2 count. Woods keeps control of Elias and hits an Honor Roll for a 2 count.
Orton with a big cheap shot to Woods as the referee is distracted with Elias. Elias unloads on Woods in the corner now. Elias drops Woods with another elbow for a 2 count. Elias mounts Woods and then tosses him out to the floor. We go to commercial as the screen splits.
More back and forth between the two teams after the break. Elias climbs up for a superplex on Woods but Woods sends him to the mat. Woods flies out with a missile dropkick. Fans rally for The New Day now. Orton tags in as Kofi springboards in to take him down. Kofi drops Joe off the apron and goes back to unloading on Orton now. Fans cheer Kofi on as he drops Orton and hits the Boom Drop in the middle of the ring. Kofi waits for Orton to get up. Orton blocks the Trouble In Paradise. Kofi blocks the RKO. Kofi side-steps and hits a crossbody for a 2 count as Elias breaks it up.
Big E runs in with a belly-to-belly on Elias. Joe levels Big E with a clothesline. Woods attacks Joe and sends him over the top rope to the floor. Woods runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Joe down on the floor again as fans pop. Woods comes back in and tangles with Elias from the apron. Joe pulls Woods down to the floor. Joe applies the Coquina Clutch on the floor and Woods fades. Big E comes over but Elias drops him on the floor with a knee. Elias comes back in the ring but Kofi nails him with Trouble In Paradise to send him back out. Orton comes in and drops Kofi with the RKO for the pin to win.
Winners: Randy Orton, Elias and Samoa Joe
– After the match, Orton stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays. We come back to Orton standing tall over Kofi in the ring, looking down at him.
– Still to come, Owens vs. Ziggler in the main event.
– We see The Kabuki Warriors backstage walking with Paige.