WWE SmackDown Live Results – May 7, 2019

The wild card rule leads to this week's main event title defense

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WWE SmackDown Live Results from May 7, 2019

Opening Segment: RAW Superstar AJ Styles returned to SmackDown Live under the new Wild Card Rule. Styles was interrupted by Sami Zayn, followed by WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. Kofi, AJ and Zayn had a brief verbal back and forth. Kingston decided to defend the WWE Championship for the second night in a row against either Styles or Zayn.

Shane McMahon thereafter called for a Triple Threat main event title defense.

Kevin Owens Promo: A pre-taped video package of Owens aired on the titantron. KO said that although he was advertised to kick-off this week’s show, he decided to take the day off because it’s his birthday. Owens reminded that he will be in the building at Money In The Bank to take the WWE Championship away from Kofi.

Mustafa Ali defeated Andrade via Disqualification: Randy Orton’s interference and subsequent attack on Ali allowed the match to end in a disqualification. Orton delivered two ground-shattering RKOs to Ali and Andrade before staring up at the Money In The Bank briefcase.

New SmackDown Tag Team Champions crowned: Shane McMahon initially planned to award the vacant SmackDown Tag Team Championship to Daniel Bryan and Rowan. The Usos showed up under the Wild Card Rule and challenged that decision. McMahon booked Bryan and Rowan vs The Usos in a tag team match for the titles.

Rowan pinned Jey Uso clean to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions with Bryan.

Shane McMahon Gets The Upper hand Over The Miz: Shane walked out to the ring to make yet another announcement regarding the Men’s and Women’s Money In The Bank ladder matches. The Miz blindsided McMahon before the announcement could be made. Both men brawled on the ramp. The B-Team attacked Miz but failed. Shane eventually got the upper hand over The A-Lister courtesy of a steel chair.

Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville defeated Ember Moon & Carmella: Post-match, Paige announced that Fire & Desire will be facing Kairi Sane & Io Shirai next week.

Lars Sullivan attacked Jeff Hardy and R-Truth backstage.

Aleister Black Promo: Black cut another ominous promo saying that he will be seeking absolution from his sins in the form of victory over his future opponents.

SmackDown Live Main Event: Kofi Kingston defeated AJ Styles and Sami Zayn to retain the WWE Championship despite a distraction from Kevin Owens.