Here’s all the information you need for the April 9, 2019 edition of WWE SmackDown Live.
It’s New Day, yes it is. And if you saw WWE WrestleMania this past Sunday night, then you know exactly how important that statement is. As we close out the phenomenon that is WrestleMania week, let’s take a look at the post-‘Mania edition of SmackDown Live and what we can expect.
After pulling off the impossible upset at MetLife Stadium, Kofi Kingston emerged victorious over Daniel Bryan and captured his very first WWE Championship. But he barely had time to celebrate. Just 24 hours later on Monday Night Raw, Kingston challenged the new Universal Champion, Seth Rollins, to a winner-takes-all match.
It would be interrupted by The Bar, which would turn the singles matchup into a tag team match. Rollins and Kingston would pick up the win, and send the Raw fans home happy. But now, we move to Tuesday night, and a New Day celebration of epic proportions. All three members of the popular group, Big E, Xavier Woods, and of course the new WWE Champion, Kingston, will be on hand to honor Kingston doing the unthinkable.
Speaking of champions, how about Becky Lynch walking out of WrestleMania with both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships? She survived the first-ever all-women’s main event with a victory over Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair, to walk away with all the gold. After a Monday night brawl with NXT upstart Lacey Evans, Lynch will bring all her new hardware to SmackDown Live and address the entire women’s division, and likely await her next challenger.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Venue: Barclays Center
TV Info: USA Network
Live Stream: USA Live
At WrestleMania, we saw a brutal match between The Miz and Shane McMahon. It ended with Miz delivering a monumental suplex off the top of a scaffold. But when they crashed through the stage below, McMahon ended up with a pin advantage and picked up the victory. Will we see either man this Tuesday night, and what kind of shape will they be in after their hard-hitting encounter?
And as we found out this week on Raw, next will will be the annual two-night Superstar Shakeup. It will affect both brands, and will likely see some NXT arrivals. In the past, we’ve seen tag teams split up, announcers switching brands and the entire landscape of WWE turned upside down. So the question now is what will happen on the final night of SmackDown Live as we know it?
As exciting as the past week has been around WWE, it starts all over again from here. With the Superstar Shakeup on the horizon, how will the roster react to a possible shift in its future?