WWE Smackdown 4/16/19 Results & Rankings

WWE Smackdown 4/16/19
WWE Smackdown 4/16/19

WWE Smackdown 4/16/19 Results & Rankings

Table of Contents:

  1. Results
  2. Rankings
  3. Upcoming Matches
  4. Championship Landscape

WWE Rankings & Championship Landscape Archives.

WWE Smackdown
4/16/19
Bell Center
Montreal, QC

Smackdown:

  1. Finn Balor defeated Ali
  2. Charlotte Flair defeated Carmella
  3. Asuka & Kairi Sane, Bayley, and Ember Moon defeated the Iiconics and Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
  4. Kevin Owens, Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston defeated Rusev, Cesaro, & Shinsuke Nakamura

205 Live:

  1. Ariya Daivari defeated Akira Tozawa vs Mike Kanellis vs Gran Metalik
  2. Oney Lorcan defeated Cedric Alexander

Previous results can be found here.

WWE Rankings

Quite a few post Superstar Shakeup changes took place in the rankings:

  • Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor was moved from RAW to Smackdown and then defeated #10 Ali.
  • #9 Rey Mysterio was moved to RAW due to being drafted on RAW (he didn’t officially have a match on RAW last night so was only moved in the rankings today)
  • Ronda Rousey was removed from the rankings due to self-described “impregnation vacation.”
  • #4 Naomi was moved from Smackdown to RAW.
  • the tag team of Sasha Banks & Bayley was broken up due to Bayley announcing she is now a single’s Superstar on Smackdown.
  • #4 Bayley was moved to Smackdown.
  • #5 Ember Moon was moved to Smackdown.
  • #2 Asuka & Kairi Sane were added to the women’s tag team rankings after being on the winning team on Smackdown this week.
  • #10 Sami Zayn was added to the RAW rankings.
  • #8 Elias was moved to Smackdown.
  • #1 Roman Reigns was moved from RAW to Smackdown
  • Heavy Machinery has been moved to Smackdown
  • Buddy Murphy has been removed from the 205 Live rankings and will be added to the Smackdown rankings once achieving a victory on the brand.
  • Bobby Roode & Chad Gable were removed from the rankings due to Chad Gable being moved to Smackdown.

Other changes to Rankings after Smackdown:

  • Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins were removed from the single’s rankings due to winning the tag titles.
  • Kurt Angle was removed from the rankings due to retirement.
  • Dean Ambrose was removed from the rankings due to leaving WWE.
  • Aiden English was removed from the rankings due to moving to the 205 Live commentary team.
  • Tye Dillinger was removed from the rankings due to leaving WWE.
  • Nia Jax was removed from the rankings due to inury (estimated 9-12mos until return). This also removed the tag team of Nia Jax & Tamina from the tag team rankings.
  • Authors of Pain were removed from the rankings due to injury.
  • Peyton Royce and Billie Kay were removed from the single’s rankings due to winning the tag team titles.
  • Naomi & Carmella were removed from the tag team rankings due to being on different brands due to the Superstar Shakeup.
  • Cedric Alexander was removed from the 205 Live rankings due to being added to the RAW roster. He’ll be added to the RAW rankings after a victory.

Raw

Universal Champion: Seth Rollins

  1. Brock Lesnar
  2. Braun Strowman (Andre the Giant Memorial BR Winner)
  3. AJ Styles
  4. Drew McIntyre
  5. Andrade
  6. Bobby Lashley
  7. Baron Corbin
  8. Rey Mysterio
  9. Sami Zayn
  10. Apollo Crews
  11. EC3
  12. Tyler Breeze
  13. Dolph Ziggler
  14. Jinder Mahal
  15. Titus O’Neal
  16. Mojo Rawley
  17. No Way Jose

Raw Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch

  1. Lacey Evans
  2. Natalya
  3. Alexa Bliss
  4. Naomi
  5. Mickie James
  6. Dana Brooke
  7. Tamina
  8. Ruby Riott
  9. Sarah Logan
  10. Liv Morgan
  11. Alicia Fox

Raw Tag Team Champions:  Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins

  1. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
  2. the Usos
  3. The Viking Experience
  4. Aleister Black & Ricochet
  5. The Lucha House Party
  6. The B-Team
  7. The Ascension

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Peyton Royce & Billie Kay (Iiconics)

  1. Beth Phoenix & Natalya
  2. Asuka & Kairi Sane
  3. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
  4. Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan (Riott Squad)

WWE Smackdown

WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
United States Champion: Samoa Joe
Intercontinental Champion: Finn Balor

  1. Roman Reigns
  2. Daniel Bryan
  3. AJ Styles
  4. Randy Orton
  5. Kevin Owens
  6. R-Truth
  7. Shinsuke Nakamura
  8. Rusev
  9. Elias
  10. Ali
  11. Shelton Benjamin

Smackdown Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch

  1. Charlotte Flair
  2. Carmella (WM35 Women’s Battle Royal Winner)
  3. Asuka
  4. Bayley
  5. Ember Moon
  6. Mandy Rose
  7. Sonya Deville

Smackdown Tag Team Champions: the Hardy Boyz

  1. New Day
  2. The Bar
  3. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura
  4. The Club
  5. Heavy Machinery
  6. Sanity
  7. The Colons

205 Live

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Tony Nese

  1. Ariya Davairi
  2. Oney Lorcan
  3. Drew Gulak
  4. Akira Tozawa
  5. Mike Kannelis
  6. Kalisto
  7. Noam Dar
  8. Brian Kendrick
  9. Humberto Carrillo
  10. Lio Rush
  11. Gran Metalik
  12. Jack Gallagher
  13. Lince Dorado

Championship Landscape

Raw

Universal Championship
Champion: Seth Rollins
Won: defeated Brock Lesnar (WrestleMania 35)
Title Defenses:
Challengers:

Raw Women’s Championship
Champion: Becky Lynch
Won: defeated Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair (WM35)
Title Defenses:
Challengers:

Raw Tag Team Championships
Champions: Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins
Won: from the Revival (WM35)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: defeated the Revival (RAW 4/8/19)

Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Finn Balor
Won: defeated Bobby Lashley (WM35)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: defeated Sami Zayn (RAW 4/8/19)

Smackdown

WWE Championship
Champion: Kofi Kingston
Won: defeated Daniel Bryan (WM35)
Title Defenses:
Challengers:

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Becky Lynch
Won: defeated Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey (WM35)
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: the Hardy Boyz
Won: from the Usos (SD 4/9/19)
Title Defenses:
Challengers:

United States Championship
Champion: Samoa Joe
Won: defeated R-Truth (c) vs Andrade vs Rey (3/5/19)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: defeated R-Truth vs Andrade vs Rey Mysterio (Fastlane 3/10/19), defeated Rey Mysterio (WM35)

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Champion: Tony Nese
Won: defeated Buddy Murphy (WM35)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: defeated Buddy Murphy (205 4/9/19)

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions
Champions: the Iiconics
Won: defeated Sasha Banks & Bayley vs Nia Jax & Tamina vs Beth Phoenix & Natalya
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: defeated the Brooklyn Belles (SD 4/9/19)