2019 Apr 16

SmackDown Live Coverage – April 16, 2019

Becky reminds us she did what she said she would do and she beat the alleged baddest woman on the planet to win the titles. Nothing focuses the mind more than the Superstar Shakeup. Last night on Raw, she was watching her potential challengers prowl around. The same happened tonight and she knows what her job is. Job one is to run through Lacey Evans. Becky says she does not care who they put in front of here because these titles are a passport to pick fights with whoever she wants.

Ember Moon comes out and she says the Shenom is on Smackdown. Becky tells Ember not to interrupt the Man. Ember says she is not out here for advice. She is out here to make a name for herself and why not step up to the woman who beat Ronda Rousey. Bayley makes her way to the stage. Bayley says this is exciting and what the Superstar Shakeup is all about. Bayley mentions that she is now on Smackdown. Becky asks Bayley if she wants a hug or something. Bayley says she is okay. Bayley says it has been a while and things have changed. Bayley says she was able to will Tag Team Titles and she became the first champion with Sasha. Now that she is on Smackdown as a singles competitor, she has her eyes on two other titles.

The music for the Tag Team champions play and Peyton Royce and Billie Kay come out. Billie says she thought she heard two belts. Billie mentions that Ember and Bayley have zero belts. Peyton says Naomi isn’t here to back Bayley up tonight. Billie says they have two titles and they are better than Becky’s because they are Iiconic. Paige’s music plays and she says she is on Smackdown and Peyton and Billie are having fun wearing the belts, but it would be better if you defended the titles. Paige says she has believed in these two women since…

Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville make their way to the stage. Mandy says they don’t need an introduction. Sonya says Smackdown has waited long enough for the reunion of Absolution. Paige says she is not here to represent them. She is here to represent two revolutionary women. They will be the next Women’s Tag Team Champions. She brings out Asuka and Kairi Sane. Paige says if you are going to make a debut, make an impact. Eight women battle in the ring while Becky watches with a confused look on her face. Ember, Bayley, Kairi, and Asuka remain in the ring as we go to commercial.

Ember Moon, Bayley, Asuka & Kairi Sane vs. Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville & The IIconics

Ember with a knee to Billie followed by a rana. Peyton tags in and Ember with a back heel kick and a round kick. Bayley tags in and hits a baseball slide. Peyton blocks a suplex. Sonya tags iin and Irish whips Bayley but Bayley gets her boots up and hits a back elbow off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Asuka tags in and misses a round kick. Sonya misses a kick but Asuka with a kick. Sonya sends Asuka into the turnbuckles and Mandy tags in and she kicks Asuka. Asuka with a hip attack and Sane tags in.

Asuka with a back heel kick and Sane with a kick. Asuka with a bulldog. Sonya is sent to the floor and Bayley with a suicide dive onto Rose and Deville. Billie and Peyton check on Sonya and Mandy but Ember with a cross body onto everyone. Sane rolls Mandy back into the ring and gets a near fall. Sane with chops to Mandy. Mandy with forerms and Peyton tags in and kicks Sane. Sane with a chop and head scissors take down. Bayley tags in and hits a back elbow into the corner. Billie distracts Bayley and Peyton with a spinning back heel kick as Billie gets a near fall.

Sonya tags in and punches Bayley. Sonya with more punches to Bayley and she chokes Bayley in the ropes. Bayley is sent into the turnbuckles and Mandy tags in and they hit a double kick and Sonya follows with a kick but Mandy with a knee. Mandy gets a near fall. Peyton tags in and kicks Bayley and sends her into the turnbuckles. Peyton chokes Bayley but Peyton misses a spinning heel kick. Bayley knocks Mandy down. Peyton with a forearm to knock Ember off the apron. Asuka tags in and kicks Peyton. Asuka knocks Billie and Sonya off the apron. Asuka with a drop kick and a hip attack into the corner. Asuka with a round kick and German suplex.

Asuka with a kick and Shining Wizard for a near fall. Ember with a springboard cross body but Sonya with a spear to Ember. Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex to Sonya. Billie with Sole Food to Bayley. Sane with a back fist to Billie. Peyton sends Sane to the apron and Asuka with an elbow and reverse DDT. Sane tags in and goes up top for the elbow drop and the three count.

Winners: Ember Moon, Bayley, Asuka & Kairi Sane