SmackDown Live Results: Kofi Kingston to Make WrestleMania Match Official

It's the final SmackDown Live before WrestleMania 35 and the WWE Universe should expect to tie up any loose ends ahead of the big event on Sunday, including the Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan match.

According to WWE, Kingston and Bryan will have a contract signing to make their WWE Championship match official. The last time these two were ready to sign on the dotted line, Mr. McMahon interrupted and replaced Kofi with a returning Kevin Owens. Will the WWE Universe be subject to another swerve from the McMahons?

Speaking of Kevin Owens, he will host another segment of The Kevin Owens Show tonight with guests AJ Styles and Randy Orton. The two veterans are headed toward an epic battle on Sunday, but can the two superstars wait until WrestleMania to go toe-to-toe?

There's currently just one match confirmed for tonight and that is another round in the Rey Mysterio and Andrade feud. Both men have taken each other to the limit, but after losing to Baron Corbin on Monday Night RAW, is Rey able to take down his rival? Mysterio also has his U.S. Championship match with Samoa Joe to think about.

It's the go-home show of SmackDown Live so expect some interesting developments to come from the two-hour event. Here's everything that happened on the April 2 episode of SmackDown Live.

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Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E celebrate on an episode of SmackDown Live WWE


The Kevin Owens Show

  • KO asks Randy Orton if he's proud of breaking up the Kurt Angle and AJ Styles match. Orton says yes he is happy because he saved the WWE Universe from watching a washed up former Olympian.
  • AJ Styles says that Orton has wrestled for almost 20 years and has learned one move. Orton retorts that when you have a move as deadly as the RKO that's all you need. Randy says that these independent guys think they have it so hard, but they don't know what it's like to wrestle at WrestleMania in front of tens of thousands of fans for years.
  • Styles says yea, while he was wrestling at bingo halls and high school gymnasiums Orton was failing drug tests. Orton says that if AJ was as good as he thinks he is, he would have been in the WWE years ago
  • Kevin Owens walks up and leaves as AJ and Randy go at it. AJ is about to hit the Phenomenal Forearm, but Orton hits the RKO.

Aleister Black/Ricochet and The Usos vs The Bar and Rusev/Nakamura

  • Jimmy Uso pins Rusev after Jimmy and Jey hit double Superkicks
  • After the match, Alexa Bliss comes out and explain because of what The Usos did for The New Day, they will defend the SmackDown Tag Team Championships against Black/Ricochet, The Bar and Rusev/Nakamura.
  • After the announcement all the teams go at it with Black and Ricochet standing tall.

IIconics Promo

  • The IIconics come out and say that they can pin any of the women in the Women's Tag Team Championship match. They say Nia Jax and Tamina would deserve to lose because they abandoned The IIconics on Monday Night RAW yesterday. And they have already beaten Sasha and Bayley so they feeling confident. And when they win, they'll make WrestleMania iconic.

Miz vs Sanity - 3 on 1 Handicap Match

  • Before the match, Miz says that he's "taken stock" in the past months and has realized that this is the best version of The Miz. He's motivated more than ever and that's why he wanted his match with Shane to be Falls Count Anywhere.
  • Shane comes out to see the match. And during the match, Shane makes the match a Falls Count Anywhere and shows Miz the photo of him assaulting Miz's dad.
  • Miz pins Eric Young after ramming his head with cargo against the wall in the parking lot.
  • Shane is seen leaving the parking lot in a car as he smiles at Miz.
  • A police car pulls into the parking lot and lets out Becky Lynch.

Becky Lynch Promo

  • Lynch says how much difference a year makes and that everything changed at SummerSlam when she turned on Charlotte Flair. Lynch says this is hers and the WWE Universe's revolution and she will leave WrestleMania as the double champ.

Heavy Machinery/Nikki Cross/R-Truth and Carmella/Hardy Boyz/Asuka/Naomi vs Andrade and Zelina Vega/The Club/EC3/ Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose/Lana/Shelton Benjamin

  • Lacey Evans interrupts in the beginning of the match
  • The match is thrown out after the competitors all come into the ring and start to throw each other over the top rope. Asuka is the lone competitor in the ring.

Samoa Joe vs Ali

  • Joe wins via submission after a Coquina Clutch

WWE Championship Contract Signing

  • Daniel Bryan says that Kofi stayed complacent on the sidelines and that he's getting his match at WrestleMania because of the people and Big E and Xavier Woods. Bryan says that the WWE Universe who changed "yes" for him are now chanting "kofi" for Kingston, and that they are only doing that for themselves and will discard him when they are done. But he wants Kofi to soak it in because it won't get better than this.
  • Kofi says that he's sat down for months and listened to Bryan, but Daniel doesn't know him. Kofi says that he's sat on the sidelines while Daniel became World Heavyweight Champion in his first two years at WWE. He watched and learned and understood, and Daniel Bryan knows that his 11 years is leading up to this match and Bryan knows that he's ready and that's why he's afraid.

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