WWE SmackDown Results: July 23rd, 2019 Video Highlights, Grades, Winners for latest SmackDown Live

Bray Wyatt and the Firefly Fun House returned on SmackDown Live
Bray Wyatt and the Firefly Fun House returned on SmackDown Live

Shane McMahon kicked off SmackDown Live and announced that Kevin Owens had challenged him to a match at SummerSlam. He added that Owens had said to him that if KO lost, he would leave WWE.

The crowd started chanting 'You can't wrestle' before Shane showed us footage from the last time KO quit the company on RAW.

The man in question, Kevin Owens finally walked out to defend himself and said that the footage from the lowest point of his career. He said he was a different man now and added that he was going to beat the crap out of Shane at SummerSlam.

KO was about to step into the ring to fight Shane but the latter instead said that since Owens really wanted to fight, he can face Roman Reigns later in the night.

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Backstage, Shane appointed Drew McIntyre as special guest referee, Elias as the special guest timekeeper and himself as the special guest ring announcer.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews started off with a slam to Nakamura after a quick feeling-out process. He lifted Nakamura up in suplex position and just held him there for a big vertical suplex. Apollo Crews pushed Nakamura outside and hit a backflip on him.

Shinsuke Nakamura got him down in position for the Kinshasa and came close, but Crews caught him with an enzuguri. He hit an Olympic Slam on him but it was only a two-count.Shinsuke Nakamura ultimately caught him and hit the kinshasa for the win.

Result: Shinsuke Nakamura def. Apollo Crews

After the match Shinsuke unloaded a barrage of kicks on Apollo and hit him with a kinshasa.

Match rating: B+

Backstage, Mandy Rose revealed to Sonya DeVille that she got them a match against the iconics and if they won, they get a shot at the women's tag team titles.

Ali was sitting on the stairs and said he will rewrite his story.

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The Miz TV with special guest HBK Shawn Michaels

HBK came out to a great reception and said that the reunion last night was a great chance to catch up with the 'family' as Austin had mentioned. Shawn sang the praises of Seth Rollins who he shared the ring with last night before Dolph Ziggler came out for his routine interruption.

Dolph called Shawn and the others, wannabe Legends and said that they were as embarrassing as Goldberg in the ring. HBK admitted that he might be embarrassing but more so was Dolph being known as a second rate Shawn Michaels wannabe.

The Miz started to yell and said that he was sick of all the nagging and complaining that Dolph does and told him to do something about it instead. Dolph was about to walk out but then went to hit HBK who ducked and Dolph hit The Miz by mistake. HBK hit Dolph and Ziggler replied with a Superkick to the legend before running off.

Charlotte vs. Ember Moon

Ember and Flair had just started their match and Flair was dominating when Bayley's music hit and Charlotte got distracted. Ember got the roll-up and beat Flair under a minute.

Result: Ember Moon def. Charlotte

Ember and Bayley were celebrating outside when Ember threw Bayley in the ring and then took out both women before standing tall.

Match rating: C

Kofi Kingston was out next and called out Randy Orton who he beat previously and said that Randy used his influence to make sure Kofi didn't make it to the main event scene. Randy was silent as Kofi showed the footage of him beating Randy last year. Randy agreed that it was true and he did that because Kofi wasn't ready and that he still wasn't.

Randy then revealed that he was the reason Kofi was champion as he took out Ali before his match with Daniel Bryan and Kofi took his place. Kofi challenged Randy to a title match at SummerSlam and the former champ agreed to it.

Kofi was still in the ring and Samoa Joe came out for their match. Randy Orton was on his way out but returned to watch the match from ringside.

Kofi Kingston vs. Samoa Joe

Kofi was working on Joe's arm as the match started and Kofi seemed to be dominating. Kofi hit a big dropkick on the outside and then hit a big dive. He ran into Joe into the corner and hit a series of strikes but Joe fell down and countered in a clever way.

Randy was still watching Kofi very closely and Joe gained some control before Kofi hit the Boom Drop. Kofi went for the Trouble in Paradise and missed when Randy came for an RKO but missed as well. Joe came to protest and took an RKO while Kofi took the chance to hit the trouble in paradise on Randy.

Result: Kofi Kingston def. Samoa Joe via DQ

Match rating: A

Finn Balor was in the ring and Kayla Braxton asked him about Bray Wyatt and his attack on the inaugural Universal Champion last week. Balor challenged him to a match at SummerSlam and Bray appeared on the Titantron to say that 'the Fiend' accepted his challenge. The Fiend showed up too to threaten the Demon King and it was still creepy even though he was on the Titantron and not in the ring.

Segment Rating: A

Charlotte Flair was backstage and was apalled by the fact that she wasn't on the card for SummerSlam. She said that she will have a match and it will be on e of the best on the card. She teased an 'amazing' opponent but did not reveal who it was.

Shane McMahon was out as the special ring announcer next and it was time for the main even of the night. He introduced out guest timekeeper Elias and the guest referee, Drew Mcintyre before we headed for a commercial break.

Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns

Shane announced Roman as the man who lost to him at Super Showdown and KO as the quitter and the man who would lose to him at SummerSlam. Owens took a mic and said he had no problem going through all of them to get to Shane. Roman snatched the mic and said he too will go through everyone tonight.

Owens got the upper hand early on and Drew split them apart before restarting the match. Roman took out Drew, the referee and all hell broke loose as Drew, Elias, and Shane started dismantling Roman Reigns.

KO dragged Shane out of the ring and saved Roman before they both took out Shane's cronies. Roman hit a Superman Punch on Shane and KO hit a stunner as the crowd went nuts. KO hit another Stunner and it was all over. The match did not finish and Elias and Drew took the limping Shane back to the lockers. Finally, KO promised Shane an 'a** whooping' at SummerSlam.

Result: DNF

Match rating: A

Episode rating: B

Finally we got a date for Bray Wyatt's return match and that alone made it a noteworthy episode.

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