The April 9th, 2019 episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. It was the first episode of SmackDown following WWE WrestleMania 35. Here are 7 takeaways from this week’s show:
7The Bar & McIntyre Challenged New Day
New Day kicked off this week’s episode with a championship celebration. The crowd chanted “you deserve it!” as Kofi Kingston stood in the ring with the WWE Championship. Big E referred to Kingston as an A+ player and the crowd broke out in an “A+!”.
Xavier Woods brought up Big E’s split last night and the crowd chanted “one more time!”. Big E did another split and the crowd erupted. Woods stated that they are here tonight to celebrate the career of Kofi Kingston. Xavier said it was like meeting one of his heroes when he first met Kofi.
Big E added that the bond that New Day shares is something special because they came together to reshape culture and history, and that is what Kofi did at WrestleMania. Kofi said that this wasn’t supposed to happen but here we are. He gave a special shout out to his family and pointed to them in the crowd. Kofi added that his family has supported him unconditionally since day one and he loves them so much.
The Bar once again interrupted the fun and came down to the entrance ramp to a chorus of boos. Sheamus and Cesaro claimed that they saved the main event last night and the crowd chanted “shut the f*ck up!”. The Bar challenged them to a 6-man tag match later tonight. Sheamus and Cesaro said they made friends with Drew McIntyre last night on RAW and he will be their partner later tonight.