The April 23, 2019 episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE. Here are 4 takeaways from this week’s show:
4Shane McMahon & Elias Got Revenge On Roman Reigns
SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon came down to the ring to start off this week’s show. Shane told Greg Hamilton to introduce him again as the best in the world before carrying on with the promo. Shane stated that he was out here to talk about Roman Reigns’ actions last week on SmackDown.
Shane rolled the footage of Reigns hitting Vince McMahon with a Superman Punch last week. McMahon then scolded Roman for hitting another man’s father and called Vince a national treasure.
Shane ordered that Roman Reigns come down to the ring right now to face the repercussions for his actions. Reigns got in the ring and dropped the microphone. Shane dropped his microphone as Elias snuck up behind Reigns. Roman knocked Elias off the apron and Shane attacked him from behind. Elias and Shane beatdown Roman as the crowd booed. Elias planted Reigns with the Drift Away to end the segment.
Later on the show, Elias challenged Roman Reigns to a match at Money in the Bank. Roman Reigns accepted the challenge and vowed to break Elias’ jaw at the PPV.
The only entertaining part of this segment was Shane McMahon accidentally saying “Rount Mushmore”. I’m not at all interested in a storyline between Roman Reigns, Elias, and the McMahons.