Top WWE Champion INJURED! SHOCK WWE HEEL TURN! WWE Smackdown Apr. 23 2019 Review

Top WWE Champion INJURED! SHOCK WWE HEEL TURN! WWE Smackdown Apr. 23 2019 Review

Roman Reigns’ gets his first Smackdown feud!
Becky Lynch gets a new Smackdown Women’s Championship contender! And Kevin Owens turns
heel on New Day just seven days after joining their ranks. And what’s up with Daniel Bryan
being removed from live events? I am Luke Owen, have yourself a Superclick Party by
pressing the thumbs up and subscribe buttons, and leave a comment down below to answer our
question of the day: Are you happy that Charlotte Flair is once
again facing Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship? And vote in the poll
above my head to let me know what you thought of the show. Where you can choose from: SmackDamn,
SmackTastic, Smack Bang in the Middle, SmackDowner, and A Smack in the Face. This is the 23rd
of April 2019 edition of Smackdown Live. Shane McMahon opened the show this week to
recap what happened last week with Roman Reigns and Vince McMahon, quite brilliantly scolding
Roman by asking what sort of person would put their hands on another man’s father.
He called out Roman to say they’re going to settle this in the ring, which brought
out The Big Dog. And can I just say, it was so refreshing for Roman Reigns to come out
to the ring without Michael Cole shouting HERE COMES THE BIG DOG. Roman and Shane were about to get into a fight,
when Elias ran down and caused a distraction – allowing both The Drifter and Shane to beat
down Roman. So, I guess they’re best friends now. People, let me tell you about my beeest
friend! Which was furthered when we saw them backstage bragging about beating up Reigns,
and Elias later challenging Roman to a match at Money in the Bank through the medium of
song. And his Bardic Inspiration was so successful, the stirring words made Shane jump into a
limo with him. People let me tell you about my beeeest friend! Roman accepted the challenge,
and it was announced that he will face Elias at Money in the Bank. It’s a bit of a shame
that Roman’s first fued on Smackdown Live is against a Raw guy, but this is all a vehicle
to build towards Roman vs. Shane down the line which I think is a really great use of
Reigns. I just hope you’re all ready for another match where the heel grinds Roman
down with head locks before Reigns makes his big comeback ooohaaaa. Dasha – it is Dasha, right – interviewed Kofi
Kingston backstage, and he and Woods introduced New Day’s official newest member Kevin Owens,
aka Big O. Oli Davis will be thrilled this act is sticking together after last week.
I’m sure there won’t be anything on this show that will break his little heart. Finn Balor then took on the man who beat him
on his first night on Raw but has since jumped back to Smackdown Live, Andrade. These two
didn’t have as good a match as they did last week, but there was some great action
– with Zelina Vega’s interference backfiring allowing Balor to hit the Coup de Grace for
the win. It’s been reported that Andrade was brought back to Smackdown because Fox
wanted to feature Spanish speaking wrestlers, so let’s hope the future is brighter for
Andrade than a 50/50 feud. And speaking of needing a brighter future,
Peyton Royce of The IIconics was pinned by Smackdown newcomer Kairi Sane in an incredibly
short match. This barely went a minute. Samoa Joe and Rey Mysterio got more time at WrestleMania.
Since winning the Women’s Tag Team Championships, IIconics have only won one match – which granted
was against the undefeated and nearly unstoppable Brooklyn Belles but that’s not the point.
Not only does it suck that the Tag Champs keep eating pinfalls, they’re now a backdrop
to a feud between Asuka and Sane vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. A bad night for The
IIconics, which is a shame as their “superlame-o” promo before the match was terrific. Alesiter Black cut a really good promo backstage
in a dark room, and then we were supposed to get a match between Chad Gable and Jinder
Mahal. I guess Jinder is back on Smackdown now. The match didn’t get started however,
with Lars Sullivan running down to destroy Gable and the Singh Brothers. R-Truth ran
down for the save, but he was also flattened by Lurkin’ Lars. Gable would have had a
better SD return if he’d grown a mustache. Charlotte Flair came out for a promo in her
gear – so I guess she’ll be having a match in the next segment – where she recapped WrestleMania
and asked why Becky Lynch was Smackdown Women’s Champion when she only beat Ronda Rousey.
Lynch came down to explain to Flair those were the rules of the match, and that she
wants new challengers rather than facing Flair once again – calling Charlotte the web management
won’t untangle her from. Bayley came out in her gear – so I guess that’s who Flair
will have a match with – and said that while Becky has beaten Flair time and time again,
she’s never beaten her. This led to a match between Bayley and Flair
– I’m as shocked as you are – which was really, really great. The two traded big moves
and nearfalls and there was a lot of drama in the match – with the crowd firmly behind
Bayley against the superb heel in Flair. But while the match was great, the commentary
from Byron Saxton and Corey Graves made this insufferable for a stretch of time – arguing
about Charlotte Flair getting another shot at Becky Lynch’s championship. If it had
been a couple of minutes it would be one thing, but it felt like it lasted for nearly half
the match. Despite her best efforts, Bayley was pinned
by Charlotte Flair’s spear – meaning Becky Lynch will defend her Smackdown Women’s
Championship against The Queen at Money in the Bank. Sigh Lynch vs. Flair is becoming
Randy Orton vs. John Cena levels of comical now. This fued is so never-ending I’m expecting
a flying dog to be part of it soon. With Smackdown having a very strong women’s roster, I’m
really hoping this is the final chapter of this feud for a little while – make people
want to see it again. We then got the same Firefly Funhouse segment
from Monday night’s Raw, which while still great, was the exact same thing we saw just
24-hours earlier. It’s a shame they didn’t have a different one to show on Smackdown.
It also confirms that Bray Wyatt, Bird Raptor or Abby The Witch still don’t have a brand.
So, the Superstar Shake-Up rolls on, I guess. And in the main event, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston
took on Shinsuke Nakamura in what was frankly quite a boring match. Nakamura worked over
Kofi for a very long time, and then Kingston made a comeback – getting the win with the
SOS only for it to be broken up by Rusev to cause the DQ. To be honest, the highlight
of the match was Big O and Woods providing commentary, which was so much better than
Graves and Saxton arguing about Charlotte Flair. Everyone then brawled around the ring, with
Kofi taking out Nakamura with the Trouble in Paradise – only to walk into a giant superkick
from Kevin Owens! The former Big-O then tore off his New Day t-shirt and beat down the
WWE Champion – saying he’s coming to take his title off him. Kofi’s desperate comeback
was tremendous here, as was Xavier Woods diving through the ropes to stop Owens giving Kingston
the powerbomb on the apron. Owens instead gave the powerbomb to Woods, and starred a
hole through Kofi to end the show. The angle was great, but it’s a shame the partnership
with New Day wasn’t given more time to grow and flourish. This is an angle that should
have happened in two months time, rather than seven days from starting. I don’t think
we’ve had enough time with Owens a face either for the heel turn to mean a great deal.
With all that said, a Kofi vs. Owens program for the WWE Championship is indeed fresh and
different, and I am all for that. And it capped off a pretty good episode of
Smackdown Live. Despite my grievances with the winner, the Bayley vs. Flair match was
great and the final angle with Owens and Kofi was excellent. The rest of the show was middling
at best, but I would say this week’s Smackdown Live was SmackTastic! And now over to Pete Quinnel, who has the
latest on Daniel Bryan being removed from live events. Smashing review Luke! Especially that one
part where you made that joke about that one thing, it was great. Something else that’s great is John Cena!
I don’t think 16 year old me would have ever thought I’d be saying and yet, here
we are. Yesterday saw the 42nd birthday of one Jonathan
Felix Anthony Cena Jr., with the Doctor of Thuganomics taking to the more normal of his
two public social media accounts to share his perspective, and more importantly, share
his 72000 individual muscle groups. Seriously, I think scientists need to check
that out as there may be some sort of new discovery of muscles to be made here. It goes without saying that Cena has been
one of the largest stars the WWE has ever seen, a view that is also shared by the owner
of the company, who took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Big Match’s John Big Day. “Happy Birthday to WWE’s Babe Ruth, John
Cena! I really can’t describe in words how much John Cena means to me and the WWE Universe.
#HustleLoyaltyResepctLove” Aww isn’t that sweet. It’s like Cena is
another son to Vince, so much going around. I wonder what outpouring of emotion he did
for his actual son, Shane’s birthday. “Happy Birthday Shane” *awkward tug of the collar* Moving right along to something slightly more
serious, and it appears a current champion on SmackDown may have suffered an injury over
the weekend. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is
reporting that current SmackDown Live Tag Team Champion Jeff Hardy may have suffered
a leg injury at a house show in Madison, Wisconsin this past Saturday. This was furthered by Hardy seen visibly limping
at the following night’s house show in Rochester, Minnesota. The Hardy Boyz were nowhere to be seen on
this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, which could lend further credence to Hardy actually
having the injury. As the severity of the injury is as of yet
unknown, it’s not clear whether this will lead to the Hardyz being forced to vacate
the titles. If they do, I’m sure they can be picked up can by well-established tag team
stars…Heavy Machinery? Nakamura and Rusev? Who else do they even have? Regardless, if the injury is legitimate, WrestleTalk
would like to wish Jeff well in his recovery process. Well, that’s the sad injury story out of
the way, let’s get on to something more positive. Daniel Bryan’s been pulled from more shows
because of injury! *look* As reported by Wrestling Inc, Bryan was pulled
from both of SmackDown’s house shows in Madison and Rochester, and he wasn’t anywhere
to be seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown either. The former WWE and current Planet’s Champion
has been out of action since WrestleMania 35, where he reportedly suffered an undisclosed
injury. According to Mike Johnson of PW Insider, the
injury is supposed to be a closely guarded secret, which only adds fuel to the fire of
a potentially career-ending injury, especially given Bryan’s past neck troubles. With Money in the Bank fast approaching and
Bryan seemingly an obvious choice for the ladder match itself, only time will tell if
he is in good enough condition to compete at the event. Once again, WrestleTalk would like to wish
Bryan well in his recovery process if this injury is indeed legitimate. Please get well
soon. Now can everyone stop getting injured? Next
time I’m here I want some happy stories to report on! Are Charlotte Flair and Andrade getting married?
Click the video to my right to find out right now! A special shoutout to our lovely Patrons
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100 thoughts on “Top WWE Champion INJURED! SHOCK WWE HEEL TURN! WWE Smackdown Apr. 23 2019 Review”

  1. I’m fine with Becky vs Charlotte at MitB because I think Becky faces Lacey Evans first and beats her. Then Lacey comes out and causes Becky to lose and leaving Becky on Raw.

  2. They want simply to have Charlotte be like 16x champion or even more , to have simular reign as Ric her father in the past after all its a Flair , protected by wwe and then you have this Bulldozer Ars (Lars)sullivan who sucks , new Lesnar for wwe in the making what a Failure

  3. The other tag team on Smackdown are the new days but big e hurt so they won't give it to them. The only other two are the Colons and The Good Brothers.

  4. It’s like they want to shove Charolette down everyone’s throat. Why bother having other women in the roster…

  5. 3:56 "I think Chad would have more successfull SD live return, if he grown a mustache.."
    *and that Robert Roode new music theme come again LMAO

  6. Luke Owens (bestfriend) as always, pleasing my eyes with an impressive and awesome shirt. Howard the Duck/Sonic styled shirt is pretty sweet

  7. Becky v flair again? In Vince wonders why Sasha is refusing to work. This stuff is old boring and played out There’s way too many women that should have that spot (that aren’t blondes) so much for listening to fans. And why the hell are you beating the women’s tag champs this is why I’m done with wwe I always give the wrestlers I high praise but man this company is just not getting it done

  8. Personally, given the way things have been as of late…..if DB isn't severely injured and comes back, have him team with KO and go after New Day. Then they challenge the Hardys

  9. Charlotte and Becky is so old already it's so annoying to see it happening AGAIN, that's one match I'm definitely skipping

  10. Smack Bang In The Middle: Nothing really much to type about for this episode of SD. I mean KO turning Heel was to be expected and so obvious.

  11. No, it's getting tiresome of the same people getting the belt… there are so many women there with talent… give dana brooke a shot at the title or Liv

  12. Charlotte flair vs Becky is on money in the bank so Charlotte isn’t in the ladder match as realistically if she was in it she would win

  13. WWE sucks, why do people get surprise when they do stupid shit like turn Owens heel after one week or make the brilliant IIconics take a backseat to two shittier teams, make Becky Lynch face Flair yet a-fucking-gain etc. NXT is so terrific and it's a shame that anything else under the WWE umbrella is complete and utter garbage.

  14. Elias vs reigns ain't new just a recycled match from raw. He'll job elias eventually jobbing Shane & most likely get a title push immediately after. The McMahon feuds compared to the older days are horrible how can anyone be excited about that storyline. As 4 charlotte lynch 👎👎I'm so done seeing those 2 go at it atleast pur charlotte in a feud with bayley for awhile & let someone else go at Becky to put light on the other women seriously plus bayley proved on smackdown she deserves more what she's been getting. Btw I'm lmao at the title of this video because ain't nothing shocking about what Kevin Owens did anyone who's ever seen him in action know he ain't no baby face …kofi run as champ is not gonna be as (awesome)as ppl think because booking remains horrid. smackdown overall was bland but I loved that woman's match

  15. Kinda hope sasha don't come back because on top of Cole saying here comes the big dog over roman is just as bad as it's boss time I'm sick of it

  16. Charlotte Flair. Again. You know just because you acknowledged that she is constantly handed title matches, does not make it okay to do it again. Instead now you've put Bayley under when she has earned respect and a huge fan following. 100% Dumb.

  17. Get used to it you internet trolls! Charlotte wins at MitB. WWE wants 2 champs! And finally the best woman wrestler in the WWE will have a belt! You know, the same woman who carried the 3 way at WrestleMania. Foorgot already? Go back and watch who made the match good.

  18. No I'm not happy that Charlotte Flair is getting yet another title, It sucks, I would rather Bailey, Embor moon, or someone else besides Charlotte Flair

  19. I like this new guy Pete Quinell. The delivery of Vince’s birthday message to Cena compared to Shane’s had me laughing for a good minute! 😂

  20. It's official, I've stopped watching WWE mainstream programming until I check out the review that you guys give. With the exception of NXT WWE has lost me as an every week fan who watches their programming

  21. What do you mean? KOFI has had the WWE TITLE for over a day now. It's time to give the title back to a white guy.

  22. 1) ACA needs to beat Finn at MITB for the IC Title.

    2) The IIconics are getting the Revival treatment.

    3) Let Lars have a match instead these boring segments already.

    4) FINALLY! Heel KO!

        WE WANT EMBER!
        WE WANT SASHA!
        WE WANT ASUKA!

    Low SmackTastic!

  23. If only Ember Moon was booked properly using her vampire phenom persona. That would have been a great feud. Ember Moon vs Becky Lynch

  24. I'd only be happy for Charlotte vs. Lynch again if it leads to the 4 Horsewomen vs. 4 Horsewomen match. Then the winner and crowned 4 Horsewomen take on the Japanese Experience.

  25. No Flair vs Lynch is like Flair vs. Banks was getting old like they through Cena vs Orton down our throats gets boring

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