WWE Smackdown Live 7/9/19
Finn Balor vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The bell rings and we are under way. A test of strength leads to reversals by both men. Nakamura with elbows to the face. Nakamura goes for a sunset flip but a kick to the face by Balor. He lifts Nakamura up but Nakamura pushes him into the corner.
Back from commercial, a knee to the stomach by Nakamura. He sends Balor to the corner but Balor with the legs up on Nakamura when he runs towards him. A clothesline by Balor. Nakamura in the corner but a chop to the chest by Balor. Nakamura goes for a kick but Balor reverses it and he drops Nakamura. Balor in the corner, he runs towards Nakamura, goes for the Slingblade by Nakamura reverses it. He throws Balor into the corner a sliding German suplex by Nakamura drops Balor.
Nakamura in the corner, he runs towards Balor but Balor catches him with the Slingblade. Balor climbs the top rope but Nakamura gets up and trips Balor. A knee to the ribs by Nakamura as Balor drops to the ring apron. Nakamura climbs the second rope, jumps and hits Balor with a knee to the face. Balor drops to the outside. Nakamura grabs Balor and throws him into the ring post. He throws him again into the ring post. Both men get back in the ring at the referee’s 9 count. Nakamura throws Balor to the outside of the ring. The Kinshasa by Nakamura on the outside.
Balor gets back in the ring at the referee’s 9 count. Nakamura throws him back on the outside. He throws Balor into the security rail and into the steel steps. Nakamura with knees to the back of Balor. Nakamura gets back in the ring as the referee counts to 9 and Balor gets in. Nakamura with another Kinshasa. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Shane McMahon is backstage with Drew McIntyre and Elias. They talk about how Roman tried to get one over on them but they have the mental advantage. Elias says he has been working on the perfect funeral song for the Undertaker. In comes Dolph Ziggler who tells Shane that what he did was bogus. Tonight was his night to end Kevin Owens. Shane says Owens is out but since he is ready to go, Ziggler should main event tonight. Shane announced Dolph Ziggler against Roman Reigns tonight and they will all be out there with him.