WWE Smackdown August 20th, 2019 Results & Rankings

Shane McMahon
Shane McMahon

WWE Smackdown August 20th, 2019 Results & Rankings

Table of Contents:

  1. Results
  2. Upcoming Matches
  3. Rankings
  4. Injuries
  5. Known Contract Details
  6. Championship Landscape

Results

WWE RAW
August 19th, 2019
Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Smackdown: 

  1. King Of The Ring 2019 First Round Match
    Andrade (w/Zelina Vega) defeated Apollo Crews (9:40)
  2. Buddy Murphy defeated Daniel Bryan (w/Rowan) (13:25)
  3. The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) defeated Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker) (6:10)
  4. King Of The Ring 2019 First Round Match 
    Elias defeated Kevin Owens (13:25)

205 Live: 

  1. Akira Tozawa, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Humberto Carrillo, Isaiah Scott & Oney Lorcan defeated Angel Garza, Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak, Mike Kanellis & Tony Nese
    1. Mike Kanellis eliminates Akira Tozawa
    2. Gentleman Jack Gallagher eliminates Mike Kanellis
    3. Tony Nese eliminates Gentleman Jack Gallagher
    4. Oney Lorcan eliminates Tony Nese
    5. Drew Gulak eliminates Isaiah Scott
    6. Drew Gulak was DQ’ed
    7. Oney Lorcan eliminates Ariya Daivari
    8. Humberto Carrillo eliminates Angel Garza

Survivors: Oney Lorcan & Humberto Carrillo

Upcoming Matches

WWE Clash of Champions
September 15th, 2019
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Smackdown Women’s Championship
    Baley (c) vs Charlotte Flair
  • King of the Ring Finals

Rankings

  • #8 Buddy Murphy debuts in the Smackdown rankings after defeating Daniel Bryan (currently ranked in the SD tag division)
  • #2 Elias moved up several spots after defeating #3 Kevin Owens

Raw

Universal Champion: Seth Rollins
United States Champion: AJ Styles
WWE 24/7 Champion: Elias

  1. Brock Lesnar
  2. Braun Strowman
  3. Ricochet
  4. Baron Corbin
  5. Drew McIntyre
  6. Cedric Alexander
  7. Samoa Joe
  8. Bobby Lashley (injured)
  9. Rey Mysterio
  10. Cesaro
  11. Robert Roode
  12. Sami Zayn
  13. Mojo Rawley
  14. Apollo Crews
  15. EC3
  16. Titus O’Neal
  17. Heath Slater
  18. No Way Jose

Raw Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch

  1. Natalya
  2. Alexa Bliss
  3. Naomi
  4. Lacey Evans
  5. Nikki Cross
  6. Dana Brooke
  7. Tamina
  8. Sarah Logan

Raw Tag Team Champions: Braun Strowman & Seth Rollins

  1. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows (the O.C)
  2. The Revival
  3. the Usos
  4. The Viking Raiders
  5. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins
  6. The Lucha House Party
  7. The Ascension

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

  1. Peyton Royce & Billie Kay (Iiconics)
  2. The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane)
  3. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville

WWE Smackdown

WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
Intercontinental Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura

  1. Roman Reigns
  2. Elias
  3. Kevin Owens
  4. The Miz
  5. Dolph Ziggler
  6. Shane McMahon
  7. Randy Orton
  8. Bray Wyatt
  9. Buddy Murphy
  10. Finn Balor
  11. Aleister Black
  12. Ali
  13. Andrade
  14. Rusev
  15. Shelton Benjamin
  16. Chad Gable

Smackdown Women’s Champion: Bayley

  1. Charlotte Flair
  2. Ember Moon
  3. Carmella
  4. Mandy Rose
  5. Sonya Deville
  6. Asuka

Smackdown Tag Team Champions: New Day

  1. Daniel Bryan & Rowan
  2. Heavy Machinery
  3. The B-Team

205 Live

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Drew Gulak

  1. Oney Lorcan
  2. Tony Nese
  3. Akira Tozawa
  4. Lince Dorado
  5. Ariya Davairi
  6. Humberto Carrillo
  7. Chad Gable
  8. Jack Gallagher
  9. Mike Kanellis
  10. Kalisto
  11. Brian Kendrick
  12. Gran Metalik

Cruiserweight Tag Teams:

  1. The Brian Kendrick & Akira Tozawa
  2. The Singh Brothers
  3. Humberto Carrillo & Raul Mendoza
  4. The Lucha House Party

Injuries

  • Bobby Lashley (surgery to remove bone spurs from elbow) – November return date
  • Lars Sullivan (knee injury) – expected back in early 2020
  • Sheamus (Undisclosed – April 2019) – no timetable for return
  • Jinder Mahal (knee surgery in June) expected back early 2020
  • Jeff Hardy  (knee surgery in April) expected back October 2019 to January 2020
  • Mickie James (June 2019 – ACL surgery) expected back sometime in 2020
  • Ruby Riott (double shoulder surgery) – expected back late 2019 or early 2020
  • Nia Jax (double knee surgery – April 2019) – expected back in first quarter 2020

Hiatus:

Sasha Banks returned from hiatus on RAW (8/12/19)

  • Ronda Rousey (impregnation vacation) (Attacked by tables).
  • Lio Rush – no timetable for return.

Known Contract Details

  • Braun Strowman – re-signed in 2019 – expiration sometimes mid-2023.

WWE Championship Landscape

Raw

Universal Championship
Champion: Seth Rollins (2x)
Won: defeated Brock Lesnar (8/11/19)
Title Defenses:
Challengers:

Raw Women’s Championship
Champion: Becky Lynch
Won: defeated Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair (WM35)
Title Defenses: 4
Challengers: Lacey Evans (Money in the Bank 2019), defeated Lacey Evans (6/23/19), defeated Lacey Evans & Baron Corbin w/Seth Rollins (7/14/19), defeated Natalya (8/11/19),

Raw Tag Team Championships
Champions:  The Revival (2x)
Won: from the Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins (6/10/10)
Title Defenses: 1 (4 all-time)
Challengers: the Usos (7/14/19)

United States Championship
Champion: AJ Styles (3x)
Won: defeated Ricochet (7/14/19)
Title Defenses: 1 (5 all-time)
Challengers: Ricochet (8/11/19)

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions
Champions: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
Won: defeated the Iiconics, Rose & Deville, and the Kabuki Warriors (8/5/19)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: the Iiconcis (8/11/19), defeated the Kabuki Warriors (8/12/19)

WWE 24/7 Champion
Champion: Elias?

Smackdown

WWE Championship
Champion: Kofi Kingston
Won: defeated Daniel Bryan (WM35)
Title Defenses: 8
Challengers: defeated Daniel Bryan (RAW 5/6/19), defeated AJ Styles and Sami Zayn (SD – 5/7/19), defeated Kevin Owens (Money in the Bank 2019), defeated Dolph Ziggler (Super ShowDown 6/7/19), defeated Dolph Ziggler – steel cage – (6/23/19), defeated Samoa Joe (7/14/19), defeated Dolph Ziggler vs. Samoa Joe (7/27/19), vs Randy Orton (DCO- 8/11/19)

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Bayley
Won: defeated Charlotte Flair (Money in the Bank 2019)
Title Defenses: 3
Challengers: defeated Alexa Bliss (6/23/19), defeated Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss (7/14/19), defeated Ember Moon (8/11/19)

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: New Day (4x)
Won: defeated Daniel Bryan & Rowan (triple threat w/Heavy Machinery) (7/14/19)
Title Defenses: 0 (2 all-time)
Challengers:

Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Won: defeated Finn Balor (7/14/19)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: defeated Ali (7/27/19)

205 Live

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Champion: Drew Gulak
Won: defeated Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa (triple threat) (6/23/19)
Title Defenses: 3
Challengers: defeated Tony Nese (7/14/19), defeated Oney Lorcan (8/11/19), defeated Oney Lorcan (8/13/19)