WWE SmackDown Recap: September 3, 2019
S19 episode 36 Aired on September 3, 2019

Erick Rowan brutalized both Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, firmly admitting to being Reigns’ attacker and then seemingly cutting ties from his former friend Bryan when he decimated him and viciously put him through a table.

Bayley is still all smiles.

Despite her shocking turn of face last night on Raw when she decimated Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch with a chair in a show of solidarity with Sasha Banks, the SmackDown Women’s Champion arrived on the blue brand puzzled by the WWE Universe’s reaction.

Bayley stressed that, despite her shocking actions, she was still the same person: The type of human being who would stand by her best friend’s side, no matter what. She wants to be a SmackDown Women’s Champion that the WWE Universe could be proud of, and she vowed to defeat “the most selfish person on the roster” at WWE Clash of Champions — Charlotte Flair.

That was all The Queen needed to hear, as she cut off the champion and let her know that Bayley best savor the SmackDown Women’s Title now, because it wouldn’t be hers after Clash of Champions. However, Banks then arrived, and Charlotte Flair took it upon herself to make the first move when she decked Bayley. The Boss darted into the ring to scrap with Flair until Bayley broke it up with several savage chair strikes to the back of The Queen. With Charlotte down, Bayley handed the chair to Sasha, who brutalized Flair with several more swings before tossing it back to Bayley to cap off the attack.

Randy Orton first reminded everyone the destruction that he has laid upon The New Day over recent weeks and then called Kofi Kingston out to scrap tonight… only for Kofi to arrive… while getting pummeled by The Revival.

With Big E & Xavier Woods both recuperating from the damage they suffered at the hands of Orton & The Revival, Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson and The Viper laid waste to the WWE Champion. With Kingston borderline defenseless, Orton repeatedly called him stupid while putting the boots to him. Kingston tried to fend off his attackers as best he could, but after doling out one last flurry of punches, Kofi fell to the Super RKO, as Randy took firm control less than two weeks from their collision at WWE Clash of Champions.

Daniel Bryan still wanted his apology from Roman Reigns. What he wond up with was quite different.

Bryan, insisting that he was not a liar, demanded that The Big Dog apologize for spearing him last week and for accusing him of lying. Reigns arrived, but before he could reply, his attacker Erick Rowan blindsided him and began a vicious assault.

Bryan seemingly attempted to stop Rowan’s attack, but Erick shoved Bryan down and continued the beating. Once Reigns was firmly down, Rowan grabbed a microphone, begged Bryan to come into the ring and slap him, reveled in what he has done to Reigns and admitted to being his attacker. Rowan would then look to continue his attack on his WWE Clash of Champions opponent, looking to crash Roman through the announcer’s desk. However, Bryan would attempt to intervene and stop Erick, proceeding to slap him in the face. This would then lead Rowan to smashing Bryan through the table, letting Bryan, and seemingly the entire WWE Universe, know that he was nobody’s puppet.

In other action … Elias def. Ali in the King of the Ring Quarterfinals …
Fire & Desire def. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross … Chad Gable def. Andrade in the King of the Ring Quarterfinals … Aleister Black def. Shelton Benjamin … and Erick Rowan decimated both Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan.

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