WWE Smackdown! Live Results for 4/23/19 Kofi Kingston vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Kairi Sane Debuts

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-Shane McMahon comes out to the ring to start the show and talks about what Roman Reigns did to his father last week before saying that he will face repercussions. Shane demands that Roman come out to the ring which he does before Roman is attacked by Elias. Elias and Shane then overwhelm Roman before Elias lays Roman out with a fisherman's neckbreaker and he and Shane leave as we go to commercial.

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-We get a recap of last week where Kevin Owen's was an honorary part of New Day before Kofi is interviewed and Finn Bálor comes out to the ring as we see his final match on RAW last week. Andrade and Zelina cut a promo backstage before they come out for his match.

Andrade w/Zelina Vega vs Finn Bálor

They brawl in the corner before Finn stomps Andrade down and he rolls out of the ring as we go to commercial.

We return to Finn hitting a variation of a flat liner into a jumping stomp and an enzuigiri before Andrade catches him up top and hits a frankensteiner that Finn rolls through for a near fall. Finn sends Andrade over the top rope and down onto the floor before hitting a flipping senton and rolling him back into the ring. Andrade then comes back with running knees in the corner for a near fall before Zelina accidentally hits a diving cross body to Andrade. Finn then hits a running shotgun dropkick into a Coup de Grace for the pin and the win.

Winner: Finn Bálor defeats Andrade via pinfall with a Coup de Grace.

-We go backstage to Elias singing a song about Roman and sets up a match between them at Money in the Bank next month before he and Shane leave. Kairi Sane then comes out to the ring for her match against Peyton Royce as we go to commercial.

Kairi Sane vs Peyton Royce

Kairi wrings Peyton's arm before Peyton drives her into the corner and kicks her in the corner before Kairi hits a dragon screw. Kairi then hits a spear into a sliding forearm in the corner and the Insane Elbow for the pin and the win.

Winner: Kairi Sane defeats Peyton Royce via pinfall with the Insane Elbow.

-Jinder Mahal comes out to the ring for his match with Chad Gable before Gable is attacked on the way to the ring by Lars Sullivan who then gets in the ring and brutalizes the Singh brothers. R-Truth then comes out and tries to get revenge on Lars who hits him with the Freak Accident and a running sit-out powerbomb for his troubles.

-We go backstage to Roman Reigns in the locker room where he's interviewed before Charlotte comes out to the ring and talks about Becky becoming a double champion and the triple threat match at Wrestlemania as well as Ronda Rousey. Bayley then comes out to the ring and seemingly steps up to be the next challenger to Becky.

Charlotte vs Bayley

They slap each other before Bayley gets a series of early near falls off of pin attempts before Charlotte starts focusing on her leg to set up the Figure Eight as we go to commercial.

Charlotte gets a near as we return to the ring before she goes up top for a moonsault and misses before Bayley hits a belly to back suplex for a near fall. Charlotte drives Bayley into the corner and Bayley hits a sunset flip powerbomb into the bottom turnbuckle for a near fall before countering the Figure Eight into a small package for another near fall. Charlotte then spears Bayley for the pin and the win.

Winner: Charlotte defeats Bayley via pinfall with a spear.

-We get a video for Bray Wyatt and the Firefly Fun House.

Kofi Kingston vs Shinsuke Nakamura

They lock up for a clean break in the ropes before Shinsuke locks in a side headlock before they counter each other until Kofi hits a dropkick that sends Shinsuke out of the ring. Shinsuke regroups with Rusev and Lana at ringside before he gets back into the ring and hits Bad Vibrations into a snapmare. Kofi hits a splash for a quick two count and locks in a straight armbar before Shinsuke gets to his feet and goes for an armbar of his own. Shinsuke locks in a triangle choke before he breaks the hold and Kofi hits an enzuigiri into a diving splash for a two count. Kofi sends Shinsuke out onto the apron and sends him down onto the floor before Shinsuke catches him going for a suicide dive. Shinsuke then hits a diving knee drop onto the apron as we go to commercial.

Shinsuke is in control as we return to the action until Kofi counters a monkey flip and lands on his feet before Shinsuke hits a sliding German suplex and goes for a Kinshasa that Kofi counters into a stomp. Kofi then misses Trouble in Paradise, but hits SOS for a near fall that Rusev breaks up for the disqualification.

Winner: Kofi Kingston defeats Shinsuke Nakamura via disqualification when Rusev interferes.

-After the match New Day run off Shinsuke and Rusev before Kevin rips off his shirt and attacks Kofi. Kevin then takes out Xavier with a powerbomb onto the apron as we go off the air.

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