Welcome to the Live Results and Updates Blog from WWE SmackDown episode of 23 July 2019 (7/23/2019).
- Location- American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, US
- Time- 8 PM EST(24 July 2019 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
We get the highlights from last week from Kevin Owens Shane McMahon feud. The New Day, Xavier Woods and Big E, come out and they will be at the commentary for the night. It seems Corey Graves and Byron Saxton are not there.
Shane McMahon comes out soon and gets his best in the world welcome from Greg Hamilton. He says that the RAW Reunion was great and that he was glad not to see Kevin Owens. He addresses Kevin Owens’ SummerSlam challenge. Shane McMahon accepts the challenge. He also mentions the fact that Owens said: “I’ll quit if I lose”. But he will get it signed because he remembers what happened last year when KO said he would quit WWE only to return a few weeks later. Turns out, Owens did say he’d quit.
Kevin Owens comes out and says that when he said “I Quit” last year, it was the lowest point of his career. But not he is a different person. He is sure that he won’t be quitting at SummerSlam since he will beat the living hell out of Shane. Now, he wants to cut the chase and get it done right away. He starts walking towards Shane, who tells him that if he wants his match, he can’t touch him. He says that since Owens wants to compete tonight, then he can, against Roman Reigns.
Shane McMahon is backstage with Elias and Drew McIntyre. Elias is sucking up to Shane McMahon saying that it is a great idea to pit Owens up against Roman Reigns. Shane names Drew McIntyre the special guest referee and Elias as the special guest timekeeper. Shane is the special guest announcer.
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Apollo Crews
Crews takes control right away and takes Nakamura down by a slam. He holds Shinsuke up for a long time in a delayed vertical suplex. Nakamura gets knocked off the ring with a clothesline and Crews hits a moonsault from the apron.
As we return from the break, Crews hits some punches and hits another clothesline to get a two-count. Nakamura gets his first strike of the match as he hits an overhead kick. He hangs Crews on the ring and hits the sliding German suplex. Crews hits an enziguri Apollo and an Olympics Slam for a near fall. Nakamura avoids a shooting star press and hits the Kinshasa for the win.
Post-match, Nakamura continues his attack on Crews, probably frustrated over the beating that he received in the earlier part of the match. He hits another Kinshasa on the outside before leaving.
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