- Kickoff Match, Elias VS Matt Hardy; Elias wins.
- Kickoff Match, WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Enzo Amore VS Kalisto; Enzo wins and retains the Cruiserweight Championship.
- Kickoff Match, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn VS Breezango; win(s).
- Six Man Tag: The Shield VS The New Day; The Shield wins.
- Women’s 5v5 Elimination Tag Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown; Team Raw wins, Asuka as Sole Survivor.
- Champion VS Champion: The Miz w/ The Miztourage VS Baron Corbin; Corbin wins.
- Champions VS Champions: The Bar VS The Usos; The Usos win.
- Champion VS Champion: Alexa Bliss VS Charlotte Flair; Charlotte wins.
- Champion VS Champion: Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman VS AJ Styles; Lesnar wins.
- Men’s 5v5 Elimination Tag Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown; Raw wins, Triple H and Braun Strowman surviving.
PLAY BY PLAY
The SmackDown Women are ready to get payback on Raw.
But then former champion and new teammate, Natalya, appears to make this into a pep rally to compliment herself. Captain Becky wants Natty to hush, Natty acts like Becky is being the dramatic one. Raw has former champions in Sasha, Bayley, and Alicia, along with the pure power of Nia and Asuka, but they’ve got women to match. Tamina can handle Nia, there are just as many former champs, and SmackDown has the first ever Ms. Money in the Bank. That plus their heart, SmackDown will be THE Show! The women in blue are ready, can they prove their Women’s Division is the superior product?
Alexa Bliss joins the Kickoff Panel.
Now that it’s Charlotte and not Natalya, the Goddess has prepared for nothing. But as the superior champion, she will still win for Raw. Did Alexa feel the emotion of Ric Flair congratulating his daughter? No, it was the same as always. Two women have held both Raw and SmackDown championship belts, but Alexa was the first. How about the size difference and how Charlotte is taller? So what? Alexa is Five Feet of Fury and is so quick. HBK can agree, being small doesn’t make you an underdog. Alexa always did like the Showstopper. Charlotte now joins via camera, she’s doing well. What does Charlotte have for Alexa? Well Alexa won’t be running away now. Charlotte doesn’t put on a costume and pretend to be a comic book hero. She is a Flair, the true Iron Woman of WWE. She doesn’t miss shows and doesn’t run from fights. Alexa may have done it first, but Charlotte is a Grand Slam champion and will do it better. Okay Charlotte has her legacy, but Alexa has given blood, sweat and tears. Charlotte isn’t saying that, she’s talking about the change in the Women’s Division? Of if the Horsewomen were so great, then why did it take so long for them to catch up to her? The Queen came first, the Goddess will bow down. Make it a t-shirt, why don’t you? Alexa vows she will sweep the Horsewomen, Charlotte dares her to try. Which woman will reign supreme?
“Ladies and Gentlemen, Elias.”
The Drifter is in Houston! And fans hope he’ll #DriftAway already. Can they feel the tension in the air here at Survivor Series? Wear red, wear blue, but in the end, ask yourself “What would Elias do?” Not come to Houston if he had the choice. Unless he had a song. So silence cellphones and shut mouths, he begins his one-man concert. “Listen to my songs, they’ll tell you the truth.” Fans boo and jeer instead. “Follow me, I’ll show you the way. Problem is, people of Houston, are just too dumb, and Texans are the worst thing about the USA! Matt Hardy’s a boy, but he’s gonna become a man.” Speaking of, here he comes!
Elias VS Matt Hardy!
It’s WONDERFUL~ to see Matt again as he takes on The Drifter to stay afloat in the Raw rankings. The bell rings, fans chant “DELETE DELETE DELETE!” for Matt as he ties up with Elias. Elias arm wrenches, Matt reverses and puts on a headlock, switch to hammerlock. Elias swings but misses, headlock takedown. Elias grabs Matt’s hair and stands up, Elias powers Matt up but gets taken into another takedown. Elias gets up again, powers out successfully, but Matt holds ropes. Matt boots Elias, Russian side leg sweep, and Matt hops up. Matt takes aim, elbow to the head, TWO. Matt is right on Elias as we go to a break.
We return, Elias pries his way out of another headlock, Matt whips him and elbows him down, fist drop on top, TWO. Elias pushes Matt to ropes and they must break, but Elias yanks Matt into ropes instead. Matt goes down, gasping for air, Elias catches his own breath as he stalks Matt to a corner. Elias fires off nasty shots, goes out and rams Matt’s arm against the apron edge. The LED screen even glitches out as Matt yells in pain. Elias grins, enjoying what he is doing to the tag team icon. Elias wrenches that bad arm, fans rally, Matt gets up and fights back with right hands, only for that left arm to be yanked again. Knee drop on the arm, “Who wants to walk with Elias?!” Fans boo and jeer as he keeps on Matt. Matt tries to fight back but is put in a corner, his arm wrenched with the help of ropes. Elias lets Matt out, but hammerlocks him before throwing that shoulder into buckles. Elias keeps on Matt with another hammerlock buckle bump, cover, TWO. Elias isn’t bothered at all, he goes back to an armlock. Fans rally again, Matt works his way up, fights back, arm wrench into double underhook, shoulder breaker! TWO, Elias is getting a little annoyed now. They go to the apron, Elias brings Matt up, goes after that bad arm again with the help of ropes. Matt fights back, Side Effect to the apron! Now they’re even as Elias’ back is sore. Matt gets back in the ring, Elias gets up but Matt counters his punches with punches. Matt fires haymakers, gets buckle bumps “DELETE DELETE DELETE” all the way to the bottom! Matt is fired up, the fans are, too. Clothesline yes, and the bulldog, too! But Matt’s bad arm is slowing him down. He grabs Elias, Elias shoves back, another Side Effect, TWO! Matt gets up first, but is shoved into the buckles again. Matt elbows and boots back, hops up again, takes aim, elbow drop. Crawl to a cover, TWO, but Matt isn’t slowing down. He calls for the Twist, Elias gets up, Twist denied, then Matt is thrown bad shoulder first into the post! Drift Away neckbreaker!
Elias wins! Fans may not like his music, but they have to respect his in-ring skills, can those same skills get him closer to a title?
The Social Media Lounge has The Miz!
The Hollywood A-Lister and Intercontinental Champion eagerly awaits his match against The Lone Wolf and United States Champion, Baron Corbin. Uncomfortable and personal was their war of words, what can The Miz say about that? Talking is over, Miz’s actions will speak for him. He is an elite talent, and Corbin is going to see why. Corbin talking about his wife and child brings on a whole new focus for Miz, like nothing before. He will unleash all that on Corbin tonight. As for the “brain busters”, first question: How would Team Raw react to Miz losing? Miz’s entire goal as the IC Champion is to make it the most prestigious title in all of the WWE, losing is not even in his vocabulary. Second question, because the first was “so good”: Is Miz feeling the pressure? No one puts pressure on Miz the way Miz does. Miz pressures himself so much and since day one, it’s why he’s outlasted even his haters. Now he not only belongs in the WWE, but in the main event, and he makes every match become the main event. Tonight it isn’t Lesnar VS Styles or Raw VS SmackDown but Miz VS Corbin! Third and final question: What is Miz’s thought about Team Raw? Are they good enough? Whatever show Miz is on, that show succeeds. He made SmackDown the best, now he makes Raw the best. Raw will be superior tonight, and it is thanks to The Miz. Amazing questions, really. Thank the WWE Universe for them. Can Miz make Corbin eat his words along with defeat?
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Enzo Amore VS Kalisto!
While Red battles Blue, the Purple Brand is either going to stay The ‘Zo Show or be brought back under the 205 Lucha Lucha banner! The Certified G reminds us it was all Kalisto’s birthday last Tuesday. The Realest Champ is also the Nicest Champ, he got Kalisto a Cake Boss level cake and what happens? Kalisto shoves Enzo’s face in the cake! The Face of 205 Live, in a cake! Well now it feels like Enzo’s birthday, and his birthday wish is coming true, Kalisto isn’t taking his boo. No cake? Then here’s beef, even though Kalisto is a chicken, because he’s S A W F T!
The bell rings, Enzo goes right at Kalisto with haymakers and then puts the Lucha Dragon in a corner with shoulder tackles and a Certified Mudhole. Kalisto gets in a knee and then lots of kicks, Kalisto wants Enzo up. Salida denied, Enzo gets out of the ring, Kalisto builds speed but Enzo gets out of the way. Kalisto has to stop his take-off, adjusts, and chases Enzo around the outside. Back into the ring, Kalisto shoulders in then slingshots into the sunset flip powerbomb, TWO! A super close call, but Kalisto keeps on Enzo at the ropes. Kalisto drags Enzo up but the ref backs him off, in that gap, Enzo hits a hotshot. Kalisto snaps back, we go to break.
We return to Enzo giving Kalisto a big lariat, cover, TWO. Enzo is frustrated, he keeps on Kalisto with another Certified Mudhole. He then yanks Kalisto up and into a sidewalk slam, TWO again. Enzo puts a chinlock on, trash talking the entire time. Kalisto endures, works to get up, fans rally but Kalisto is powered back to a corner. Enzo scoops and places Kalisto in a Tree of Woe for a corner to corner forearm smash! Cover, TWO, Enzo stalks his challenger as he mocks Kalisto fans. Enzo stretches Kalisto back, then a clobbering crossface forearm. Back to a chinlock to grind and ground Kalisto. Fans rally, Kalisto feeds off it, jawbreaker breaks the hold, then Salida- no, Enzo yanks Kalisto down by his mask. Enzo brings Kalisto around, scoop into the Tree of Woe again. Enzo sets up again, runs in, Kalisto sits up and Enzo hits buckles. Kalisto gets up, super asai moonsault! But Kalisto’s own sore core muscles keep him from making a cover. The two men slowly stand up, Kalisto boots Enzo away. Kalisto dodges, runs, headscissors! Enzo flounders, Kalisto rams in a shoulder then goes to a rolling Death Valley. Penalty kick knocks Enzo down, Spike-Rana on top! Enzo gets to ropes, Kalisto gets the “LUCHA! LUCHA!” going, Salida Del Sol escaped! Enzo slips out again, Kalisto grabs him again, they fight on the ropes and end up on the apron. They won’t stop even as the ref tells them to, Enzo clobbers Kalisto with a haymaker. Then, Jor-DONE-Zo on the apron, Kalisto blocked thanks to ropes! He has Enzo’s foot, they scurry on the corner, Kalisto grabs an arm, Enzo uses that to yank Kalisto into exposed steel! Then into the ring, Enzo truly hits Jor-DONE-Zo!
Cover, Enzo wins and retains! The ‘Zo Show rolls on, can anyone cancel the Realest Show in the Room?
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn VS Breezango!
The WWE’s Best Friends didn’t come here to compete with “clowns” like the Fashion Police. Call this what it is: a disgrace, and an insult to the very two best on SmackDown! Give up on Fashion Files, investigate the crime of Kevin and Sami being treated so poorly. Kevin and Sami should be making history again as team leaders, but they’re not, and that’s all because of Shane McMahon. The Fashion Police should be investigating how Shane is still the Commissioner when he let his roster get beat down by Raw’s. Sami was concerned for his well-being, for Kevin’s well-being, so the two of them did “the right thing” and escaped the #Rawtaliation.
However, Officers Breeze and Fandango respond. An anonymous tip mentioned “optical offenders” harassing Houston. By the smell of it, it’s these two in the ring. Yes, that is the stench of unkempt beards. Look, the “police.” Say something, paper boy? Here’s a headline: Local Sexy Cop Heroes save Survivor Series. And rewarded handsomely. The teams sort out and have Kevin start with Fandango, the bell rings and Kevin goes right at him. Whip but Fandango kicks back, he sees Sami coming in, dropkicks him out. Breeze gives them citations! Sami & Kevni regroup as we go to break.
We return to Sami on Fandango, but Sami gets the chop then gets hung up on the top rope. Tag to Breeze, double boots bring Sami back in, cover, TWO. Breeze brings Sami into a corner for a bump, then his corner for a bump, whip to the ropes, Sami bails out of the ring. Breze in pursuit, big forearm smash. Houston gets fired up as Breeze has to fight off both Sami & Kevin, Sami pounces on reentry. Sami ground ’n’ pound, then reels Breeze in for a lariat. Tag to Kevin, Kevin mugs Breeze with body shots. Kevin drags Breeze up for a clubbing forearm, tag to Sami. Breeze is isolated in Best Friend territory, and put into a chinlock. Fans rally, Breeze gets to his feet, reaches but Sami knees low then whips. Breeze kicks Sami right in the face, Sami goes down, but Sami anchors Breeze and then drags him away. Tag to Kevin, back senton on Breeze’s back, TWO. Kevin is frustrated, he puts Breeze back in a chinlock. Fans rally again, Breeze works but can’t get away as Kevin trash talks. Fans rally again, Breeze gets his second wind, and fights back only to be thrown down. Kevin covers, TWO, back to that chinlock. Sami even trash talks from his corner. Breeze feeds off the third rally from the fans, fights back again, but Kevin sweeps the legs. Kevin goes for it, but his back senton hits Breeze’s knees! Both men crawl for their corners, hot tags to Fandango and Sami! Fandango rallies with jabs and lariats, whip but reversed, forearm to take out Kevin. Back elbow to Sami, Fandango hops up, missile dropkick connects. Hip swivel, running tornado DDT! Kevin breaks the pin. Breeze in with a forearm smash, he pursues Kevin outside, but gets rammed into an apron. Fandango climbs up but Kevin distracts, Sami dodges the Last Dance! Tag, Kevin goes after Fandango with the Pop-Up Powerbomb!
Kevin & Sami win! Or is it Sami & Kevin win? Either way, these two are united in their anti-Shane agenda, will they be vindicated any time soon?
Backstage interview with AJ Styles.
The Phenomenal World Champion faces the Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar. How will he avoid Suplex City? Not telling you that. But Styles knows he is the underdog against The Beast, just like anyone else. Styles doesn’t fear Lesnar. Styles fears what Lesnar will do to him, but sometimes fear is a good thing. He’ll move faster, jump higher and hit harder, and Styles will have to truly be phenomenal to win. Of course, Jinder Mahal appears, his presence alone enough to remind Styles that they’ll have their title rematch soon enough. Can Styles conquer the Beast to then thwart the Maharaja?
True brand dominance shall be decided tonight.
From #UnderSiege to #Rawtaliation, both rosters have raided the other. A 25 year legacy is in peril, but it won’t end without a fight. The one night a year Raw and SmackDown are pitted against each other, will Goddess dethrone a Queen? Will A-Lister silence the Lone Wolf? Will a Phenomenal One survive Suplex City? Which is the B Show? Which is THE Show?
Six Man Tag: The Shield VS The New Day!
“Awwww~ H-Town!” Clap for a dream match so big it had to open the show! Will the Hounds of Justice or the Unicorns of Positivity come out the superior trio of WWE? Great material for the “tumblr kids”, this is more about showing the world who is the most dominant and entertaining faction in WWE history! Kurt Angle put SmackDown #UnderSeige to let The Shield go after the New Day, but it took all of three weeks to steal an idea. “The one thing that was proven” is that The Shield have a “big ol’ set of big, gigantic, dangling, GUTS.” But Dogs are Dogs, time to go Bob Barker on them! Spade and neuter. It’s Dog Eat Dog, and Wrestlemania will creep up to tempt any one of them to bite the others. Brotherhood? There is no greater brotherhood than the New Day, because “New! Day Rocks!”
The six men meet in the ring, the bell rings, and the two chosen to start are Dean Ambrose and Kofi Kingston. The two circle, tie up, waistlock but standing switch, standing switch back, arm wrench. Ambrose rolls, reverses, the fans duel between Raw and SmackDown as Kofi handsprings out, Ambrose slaps him down. Kofi sees how it is, laughs it off, tags Woods in. Ambrose tags Rollins is, the Architect and the PhD of Positivity go now. Rollins sues speed to go from arm lock to hammerlock, Woods does the same, and several times around. Rollins decks Woods with a clothesline! Woods tags Big E, Rollins tags in Roman Reigns. The biggest men meet, circling the other. Fans tell Roman “You still suck!” They tie up, standing switch, but Big E pries his way out with power. Roman gets a headlock, Big E powers out and they collide, Big E rebounds to run Roman over. Big E blows a bit of bad wind Roman’s way, things speed up, Roman runs Big E over with a big elbow! Big E gets right up, he’s mad now. “Suck on this, sucka!” Big E runs, but into a Samoan Drop, TWO. Kofi tags in, Big E reverses the whip, Amborse tags in and The Shield runs The New Day over. Triple clothesline to take out Big E and Kofi, Woods is all alone now. Woods sees he’s in a bad spot, he’s getting mugged 3v1 as the SHield tag in and do their own sort of stampede. Roman drags Woods up, into a big lariat. Tag to Rollins, who goes up top, flying haymaker. Tag to Ambrose, they hit the frantic combination of clothesline, knee drop and elbow drop, TWO. Ambrose taunts Big E, grabs Woods, back suplex slipped out, Woods slides under to tag Kofi. Kofi flies in, knocks Ambrose down, takes out the other Shield members then rallies on Ambrose. Kofi is fired up, fans are mixed, Kofi hits the Boom Drop. Kofi gets fans chanting “New! Day Rocks!” Trouble In Paradise misses, but Kofi boots back to jump, into double underhook! Kofi backs Ambrose into the New Day corner, Big E tags in and “time to turn up!” The proper Unicorn Stampede begins! And it goes on and on until all three of the New Day get a few turns. Kofi whipped in but misses, Ambrose runs Big E over. Woosd tags in, he brings Ambrose back over for hands in the corner. Woods keeps going with the Stampede, and it starts up all over again. SmackDown fans love it, Raw fans boo it. Big E whips Woods now, big dropkick to Ambrose. The Shield decide to take matters into their own hands, they come around and start barwls on the outside. Ambrose rallies inside, then DIVES on Woods!
The Shield regroups with The New day down, but Big E gets up to SPEAR Ambrose out!
A crash and burn, Rollins can’t believe what he just saw. Roman and Rollins get back to their corner, Big E gets Ambrose back in, covers, TWO. Big E yanks Ambrose’s shirt off him, no respect for the new merchandise. Ambrose fires up to chop and chop, Big E shoves him and runs him over, TWO. Big E tags Woods, half-nelson chinbar locked on Ambrose. Fans rally, Ambrose gets up and fights back, but Woods keeps him away with a headbutt. In a neutral corner, Woods keeps giving Ambrose strikes before hoisting him up top. Woods prepares but Ambrose resists, Ambrose gives Woods a super gordbuster! Ambrose adjusts, Woods tags Big E, Big E climbs up and keeps Ambroes stuck there, wanting a super belly2belly! Ambrose resists with ear claps, getting Big E to tumble back. Ambrose aims, jumps, missile dropkick connects. Both men down but crawling, fans rallying, hot tag to Kofi to deny the Shield Roman, so Ambrose body drops Kofi to tag Rollins! The Architect rallies, blockbuster and then slingblade, cover, TWO! Rollins is a bit surprised but he isn’t done. He stalks Kofi, Kofi elbows back, tag to Woods. Mule kick to powerbomb, Roman tags. Buckle bomb, leaping lariat, TWO! Roman is surprised now, but he’s in position. He locks and loads, takes aim, but Woods dodges to roll up, TWO, fireman’s carry but Woods fights out. Things speed up again, SUPERMAN PUNCH! The fans are mixed but thunderous, Roman fires up and lets out the battle cry. Woods knees him away! Tags to Big E and Ambrose, SUPERMAN PUNCH, Belly2Belly! Lunatic- tag to Kofi! Rollins tagged in, mule kick! SUPERKICK! Mule kick again! They drag Kofi in, Kingslayer to Dirty Deeds! Cover, Woods breaks! That is not enough to defeat the record-setting tag team champions. Woods drags Kofi over, tags in, and trash talks Rollins as he brings him up. Rollins revives, SUPERKICK! Both men down, Rollins tells Ambrose to “end it now!” Ambrose and Roman take Big E and whip him right into barriers. Then for Kofi and do the same. They return to their corner, tag to Roman to then tag Ambrose. The three come in, and ew all know that means… No wait, Big E brings out Roman! Woods fights the other two off, Kofi comes in! Trouble in Paradise! Mule kick to Shining Wizard! Woods fires up, and the New Day targets Roman first. It’s 3v1 in a very Shield like way, Penalty Kick keeps Roman down. Back to Ambrose in the ring, tag to Big E, tag to Kofi, buckle kick combo! Tag back to Woods, tag back to Big E, the New Day forms an odd totem for a leap-frog frog splash! And Big E Splash! Rollins returns but Big E keeps him down. Tag to Kofi, “load ’em up!” Kofi and Woods climb up as Big E shoulders Ambrose AND Rollins, DOUBLE Midnight Hour!!
But Roman has returned, SPEAR through Big E to break the pin!! This is not over by a long shot, but “This is awesome!” The teams regroup, Roman tags in. The Shield and The New Day stare each other down, barely able to stand, they rush each other for a huge brawl! Big E sent out, Woods sent out, Kofi and Roman remain inside. Kingslayer and Dirty Deeds on the outside, corner to corner whip but Kofi kicks back. Kofi goes up, Roman ducks under his jump, SPEAR! And NOW it’s coming, as they all tag in. A bit of an audible, SUPER TRIPLE POWERBOMB!!
The Shield wins, +1 for Raw! Is this just the beginning of a Raw victorStephanie McMahon gives a pep talk to her Raw Women’s Team.
Raw is up 1–0, time to make it 2–0. Steph loved seeing them rip into SmackDown. Raw’s Women won last year, they’re gonna do it again. Asuka is the Undefeated Empress of Tomorrow, but the Lass Kicker is after Asuka’s arm. Break every bone in Becky’s body. Legit Boss Sasha Banks, use that swagger. Huggable Bayley, time for hugging is over. Bayley is a force to be reckoned with when she’s focused, give it your all! And Brutal Beauty, the Unstoppable Force, dominate and destroy, throw Carmella into the crowd. If Naomi wants to #FeeltheGLow, then knock her lights out! And, Captain Foxy. Stephanie doubted her, but after last week, she is so proud of her. One last question: Are you ready? Yes, ma’am! ARE, YOU, READY!? YES, MA’AM! SmackDown started the fight, Raw ends it!!
Women’s 5v5 Elimination Tag Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown!
Foxy, Sasha, Bayley, Asuka and Nia go up against Becky, Natty, Carmella, Naomi and Tamina, who will be the winning women of WWE? The teams sort out, we start with the Captains, Foxy and Becky. They circle, tie up, Foxy backs Becky up and thrashes her in a corner. Becky shoves back so Foxy unloads knees and elbows. Back to a corner, Foxy slaps Becky around. Becky boots back, fans duel again, Becky fires out with a forearm, then smashes Foxy with a forearm. Snapmare, calf kick, back kick and whip, but Alicia puts Becky on the apron. Hotshot to Alicia, Becky goes up, leg drop! TWO, Foxy’s still in. Becky shakes it off, waits for Alicia to get up, goes after that arm, but Alicia gets a ropebreak. Becky lets go, Alicia back elbows and Bayley tags in. Becksploder for Alicia, roll up for Becky, Becky is eliminated!! Bayley took out the team captain! SmackDown is down a woman already, and Raw is loving it. Natty steps up now, trash talking with Bayley before kicking low and snap suplex quick. Natty gets Bayley in a corner for a mudhole, Natty embraces the heat. Natty drags Bayley up and out, another snap suplex. Bayley’s legs are bothering her but she still kicks out at TWO. Bayley is brought into Blue territory, tag to Tamina to stomp away. Tamina whips Bayley, Bayley dodges, forearm smash and more forearms added on. Bayley rams in her shoulder, then drags Tamina over. Asuka tags in! She kicks and kicks and kicks, then rapid fire hands, tag to Foxy. Foxy adds on, Tamina tries but can’t get out, tag to Bayley. Bayley gets a big right from Tamina, Tamina brings Bayley over and unloads body shots. Tag to Natty, Natty stomps away. Bayley elbows Natty away, then dodges, and fights off all of the SmackDown women. Hotshot to Naomi, but then Natty goes after Bayley. Tag to Carmella, double mudhole stomps. Natty tells Raw fans to shut up while Carmella tags in Tamina. Bayley fights out again, FABULOUS Kick from Carmella. Tamina up, SUPERFLY!
Bayley is eliminated! We’re back to 4v4, Raw has to regroup to send someone in. It’s Nia Jax! Family faces off now, but Nia knocks out Naomi first. So Tamina does the same to Asuka. Now they tie up directly, pretty even in power. Headbutt from Nia, headbutt from Tamina. The two circle, double headbutts! Both are staggered, Nia powers Tamina to a corner and rams in her shoulder. Nia says “It’s about me!” before crushing Tamina in the corner. Cannonball senton! TWO! Tamina is still in this, Nia is already frustrated. Nia drags Tamina up, Tamina revives to throw haymakers. Fireman’s carry but Nia is too much, Nia gets Tamina up, but Lana gets on the apron to throw a shoe at Nia. Nia blasts Lana off the apron! Nia turns around, SUPERKICK from Tamina, then another SUPERKICK to send Nia staggering out. Tamina wants after Nia but the ref won’t let her, so Naomi slingshots for a splash! Nia is down, Tamina fetches her with a third SUPERKICK! The ten count gets up to 5, Tamina gives Nia a huge crossbody to topple her down. Count at 8, Tamina gets in, Nia doesn’t, Nia is eliminated! We’re now 4–3 with SmackDown leading. Raw sends Captain Foxy out but she’s so mad at Nia, she doesn’t see Naomi coming! Roll up, TWO, Naomi throws forearms on Foxy. Foxy fights back, hops up but faked out, enziguri rocks her to the mat. Naomi in position but Foxy dodges, big boot to the face. Foxy drags Naomi up, whip but Naomi reverses, tilt-o-whirl escaped for a sunset flip, Alicia’s eliminated! But there’s a bit of confusion, Naomi thought it wasn’t, so as Alicia gets out, Sasha gets in to put on the Bank Statement Crossface!
Naomi taps and is eliminated! Now it’s 3–2, so Carmella goes right at Sasha with furious right hands. The Princess of Staten Island gives a snap suplex, TWO. Sasha blocks a bump to give a bump, tag to Asuka! And Asuka rips into Carmella with strikes. Kick after kick to the back, Asuka’s just getting started, big hip attack on the run, TWO! Asuka drags Carmella up but Carmella slips out and yanks Asuka down by her hair. Carmella is pissed, she puts Asuka in a corner and stomps a mudhole then throws in hands. Carmella hits the Fabulous Bronco Buster, then moonwalks it off. She mocks Sasha, but she should be worried about Asuka. Carmella slaps Asuka, THAT was a mistake. Asuka fires up, shoves, then hip toss knee! Buzzsaw! Carmella is eliminated! Natty comes in now that it’s 2–2, tag to Sasha, Raw double suplexes Natty. Cover, TWO, Natty slaps Sasha, so Sasha slaps Natty back hard. Kick blocked, knee given, but discus lariat connects, TWO! Sasha fires off forearms on Natty, runs and starts rallying. Sasha goes corner to corner for double knees, comes back and puts Natty sideways, Stock Drop knees! Bank Statement number 2! Natty endures, Tamina breaks the hold. Natty rolls Sasha, TWO, Sasha is thrown right into buckles. Sharpshooter!
Sasha endures, crawls and reaches for Asuka, but Tamina intercepts! Sasha taps, she’s eliminated! Asuka is 2–1 as the last woman for Raw, and SmackDown feels confident they can take her. Asuka gets in and Natty is right on her, Asuka comes back, it gets pretty scrappy in there. Natty takse a moment to gloat, bumps Asuka, tags Tamina. Mudholes again, double suplex of their own. Tamina drags Asuka up, Asuka fights back, fans cheer “Let’s go, Asuka!” Asuka takes a stiff slam, cover, TWO! SmackDown is surprised, Asuka keeps fighting back. Tamina dumps Asuka down again, then climbs up top. Tamina takes aim, SUPER- flop! Asuka gets up, runs in, jumping armbar! Tamina taps and is eliminated! We’re down to one woman each, and Natty goes right at Asuka without hesitation. Natty wants Sharpshooter, Asuka makes that a kneebar!! Natty fights out, Asuka kicks her in the head. Discus misses, heel kick connects! Asuka is all fired up, chicken wing drop into Asuka Lock! Natty taps, Raw wins again! Are we looking at a sweep in the making?
Stephanie McMahon rubs the wins in Daniel Bryan’s face.
Raw’s gonna run the table, get used to it. Or Raw is lucky, as the Men’s Team can still win with John Cena. How did Bryan get Cena, anyway? Angle’s ignorance or Bryan being family? Says the woman who put her husband on Team Raw. No no, Triple H did that because it is his right. The guy that Bryan beat at Wrestlemania 30? Bryan got an awesome moment, and now he’ll get another awesome moment when SmackDown beats Raw, too. No, Raw has the stronger team, literally, and Raw raided SmackDown to prove it. As vindictive Stephanie sounds, Shane will be twice as much, which is why SmackDown will win. Maybe, if he were 100%. Bryan should consider that without Shane, he’s “stuck” in charge. Something to think about.
Champion VS Champion: The Miz w/ The Miztourage VS Baron Corbin!
The time for talk is over, time for fighting! And with Maryse in the front row, The Miz has his full support system present, is it enough to finally shut the Lone Wolf up? The bell rings, the two circle, Corbin trash talks Maryse then swings on Miz, Miz swings and connects. Miz gets out of the ring as Corbin rushes him, Corbin waits as Miz regroups with his Miztourage. Miz gets in and knocks Corbin away, then bobs ’n’ weaves with the former Golden Glove winner. Corbin catches him, however, throws him in a corner and then kicks him to another. Miz goes up, The Miztourage disrupt the slide out then in, wrekcing ball dropkick knocks Corbin to the announce table. Corbin blocks Miz then throws him into the barriers, right in front of Maryse. Corbin taunts her by punching Miz right in front of her. “That’s what a real man does, honey.” Miz pounces, furious that Corbin would talk to Maryse lik that. They return to the ring, Miz clotheslines Corbin right back out. Miz pursues, clobbering the Lone Wolf, and ramming him into barriers. Miz puts Corbin in the ring, Corbin kicks Miz on reentry then boots him all the way out again. The Miztourage check on Miz, Corbin comes out to fetch the A-Lister, ramming him into barriers now. Corbin brushes off the jeers as he puts Miz in the ring, then in a corner for stiff right hands. The Miztourage tries to coach Miz into this, Corbin whips Miz corner to corner. Corbin mocks the dueling chants, then drives a knee into Miz before throwing Miz to ropes. Miz holds those ropes and dropkicks a leg out, then dumps Corbin out over teh top. Corbin is still on his feet, backing the Miztourage off. Corbin sees the second wrecking ball dropkick coming and rocks him with a right hand. Corbin keeps the Miztourage back again as he puts Miz in the ring, but the MIztourage works together so that Bo Dallas can go after Corbin’s bad leg! Miz keeps on with the low boot. Leg-DDT jams the foot, Miz kicks Corbin’s ribs. Miz stomps away on the bad leg, the referee backs him off. Corbin forces himself up, trise to boot back with the bad leg, just gets another leg jamming move from Miz. Miz drags Corbin out, Figure Four denied, Corbin back suplexes but Miz slips out, chopblock! To Figure Four! Corbin endures the legendary leg lock, using his long arms to get that ropebreak. Miz lets go at 4 to add on, but the ref won’t let him get back on Corbin just yet. Miz rushes in, Corbin hits Deep Six! TWO! Corbin is frustrated as well as in pain, he and Miz slowly crawl to opposite corners. Corbin runs in for a clothesline, but then Miz slips away to boot back. Miz hops up, jumps into a choke grip, slips out, roll up, TWO. Corbin runs, Miz goes up and over so Corbin slides out, and Corbin decks the wounded Axel down! Corbin back in, and even on one leg, lariats Miz down! Bo distracts but gets dragged in, for an End of Days! Miz rolls Corbin up, TWO, Corbin whips MIz into- no, Miz escapes, low DDT! TWO, but Miz is too tired to react. Both men slowly stir, Miz is up first, so he starts up those “It Kicks!” Fans chant “Miz! Miz! Miz!” but the Buzzsaw misses. Corbin up, takes Miz’s corner dropkick. Then another, but END OF DAYS!!
Corbin wins, SmackDown is on the board! In-ring interview with Renee Young to point that fact out, Corbin says “My hand went up, and your mouth went shut.” To those watching around the world, Corbin just shut their mouths, too. Is this the beginning of a SmackDown comeback?
Backstage interview with The Advocate, Paul Heyman.
AJ Styles said earlier that he plans to be Phenomenal in order to defeat Brock Lesnar, but Heyman says he’s always Phenomenal since day one of his career. This entire night is phenomenal, and AJ Styles is the most phenomenal in-ring performer of this or any other generation. But then the bell will ring, and that phenomenal one finds he’s in for a fight! A fight with a Beast, a conqueror, and a predator, and that is when Styles will regret beating Jinder Mahal to face the “number one champion in WWE then, now, and forever”.
Champions VS Champions: The Bar VS The Usos!
The Celtic Gladiator and Swiss Cyborg state that they set the standard in WWE tag team wrestling today, but Jimmy & Jey have tag team wrestling on lockdown. If they’re The Bar, then the Usos are Bartenders. Because everything that comes through The Bar comes through the Usos first. They’re pole vaulters because they clear The Bar. Candy Bar? Nope. Ice Cream Bar? Nope. Pull-up Bar? Nope. Crowbar? Nope. Handlebar? Nope. The only “bar” is the one they slam shut in the Uso Penitentiary! To start this match, it is Sheamus against Jimmy, they circle and tie up, Sheamus puts Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy turns it around, then Sheamus back, headlock takeover. Jimmy gets up, powers out, but gets run over. Sheamus gives him The Bar thumb, the two circle again, tie up, hammerlock from Sheamus but an elbow, uppercut and chop from Jimmy. Corner to corner whip reversed, Jimmy slides to a stop to uppercut Sheamus to his corner. Tag to Jey, “Uce! O!” forearm smash. Mudhole stomping now, tag, Jimmy and Jey stomp both legs. Jimmy tags Jey back in, body shot, but then Sheamus clobbers Jey and tags Cesaro. Cesaro gives a right hand to Jey, then a whip, but Jey reverses to hip toss Cesaro, cover, TWO. Jey drags Cesaro over, tag to Jimmy, body shot and hedbutt. Tag to Jey again, the Usos aren’t slowing down as they keep on Cesaro. Chop from Jey, Cesaro doesn’t care, he gives a European Uppercut. They brawl, chop for EuroUpper, tag to Sheamus. The Bar whips and gives Jey the Bar Lariat. Sheamus stands Jey up, headlock again, Jey powers out as Jimmy tags in, sneak kick and an uppercut. Sheamus out, Cesaro comes in but gets sent out, Jey builds speed but runs into a EuroUpper! So Jimmy DIVES!
Down goes Cesaro, but then Sheamus gives Jimmy a rolling senton on the ground. The ref says to bring this back inside, Sheamus drags Jimmy up and puts him in. Sheamus climbs up, Jimmy stands up, flying clothesline takes Jimmy down, TWO. Sheamus drags Jimmy up, tags Cesaro, now The Bar gets to mug Jimmy. Cesaro puts on a chinlock to keep Jimmy grounded. Fans rally, Jimmy gets up, Cesaro keeps Jimmy back while tagging in Sheamus. They double whip then Super Saiyan mule kick Jimmy down. Sheamus gives Jimmy a knee drop for good measure, then back into a chinlock. Shift to keylock, Jimmy works himself up, Jimmy arm-drags Sheamus but then Sheamus brings him back around. Corner clothesline to Irish Curse backbreaker, TWO, Sheamus goes right to a facelock. Sheamus gets Jimmy back around to a chinlock, fans rally. Jimmy feeds off that, jawbreaker, Cesaro tags in. Cesaro boots Jey out of the picture, Jimmy slips under to find no one. Tag to Sheamus, shoulder tackle, then feed to a EuroUpper! TWO, and The Bar is getting frustrated. Fans cheer Usos on, Sheamus gets Jimmy in the Bodhrain. Sheamus gives three beats before denying teh fans counting along, but he gets a hotshot for it. Sheamus gives Jimmy a body shot, suplexes Jimmy over but Jimmy lands on his feet. Uppercut, corkscrew crossbody!
Both men down, fans rally as both men crawl to their corners. Jey is back, he gets the fans going, tags to Cesaro and Jey! Jey rallies, mule kick to uppercut. Jey hits Cesaro with the Samoan Drop! Cesaro ends up in a corner, Jey fires up, but the hip attack misses, EuroUpper clobbers Jey in return. Cesaro whips Jey corner to corner, Jey slides to a stop, body drop sends Cesaro into the buckles! Now the hip attack hits! Cover, TWO, and Jey looks for ideas. He keeps Sheamus off the apron, then with the ref keeping Sheamus back, Jimmy SUPERKICKS Cesaro before taking out Sheamus, Jey covers, TWO! Jey decides to go up top now, takes aim, but Sheamus throws Jimmy to barriers while Cesaro jump up with a EuroUpper! Cesaro drags Jey up, Jey fights back, Sheamus trips up Jey, Cesaro takes Jey down and goes swinging! Then, Sharpshooter!
Jey endures, Sheamus comes in to BROGUE Jimmy! Jey keeps trying but Cesaro keeps him away from ropes. Jey changes direction, ropebreak! Cesaro can’t believe it. He keeps Jey on ropes, cheap shot knee from Sheamus, big lariat from Cesaro, TWO. The Bar is getting frustrated, they want to finish this. Tag to Sheamus, Sheamus lifts Jey, Cesaro goes up but Jey rolls up, TWO. Jey rocks Cesaro, then dodges Sheamus! Sheamus down, Jey goes up, but he still has to fight Cesaro off. Sheamus catches Jey, Cesaro tags, springboard A-Swiss-ted White Noise!
Jimmy breaks the pin just in time! The Usos continue to prove their toughness, The Bar can’t stand it. The Bar throws Jimmy into the ropes, he goes floundering away. Tag to Sheamus, switch it up with the powerbomb but Jey fights both of them off. Jey grabs Sheamus and turns this into a Super Samoan Drop Powerbomb!
Cesaro gets a SUPERKICK! Jey covers, TWO!! Now the Usos can’t believe it, but “This is awesome!” Jey and Sheamus stir, crawl, but Sheamus keeps Jey anchored and drags Jey with him to The Bar’s corner. Cesaro is crawling his way on the outside, Jey hits the dragon whip kick! Tag to Jimmy, both Usos SUPERKICK Cesaro, who took the shot for Sheamus. Brogue misses, SUPERKICK to SUPERKICK to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Jimmy FLIES and tags, UCE SPLASH! The Usos win! SmackDown has tied it up!
Champion VS Champion: Alexa Bliss VS Charlotte Flair!
The Queen of Flair becoming the SmackDown Women’s Champion was a great moment in the Queen City, but the Goddess of Raw isn’t bothered by this change one bit. Will Five Feet of Fury or the Nature Boy’s Daughter be the better woman tonight? The bell rings, the two stare down as “WOO” echoes throughout the arena. They then tie up, Charlotte knees low and whips Alexa, an elbow runs her over so Alexa bails out. Charlotte dares Alexa to come back in. Alexa does, but then goes right out as Charlotte rushes her. Alexa wants Charlotte to back off so she can enter. Fans duel, Alexa finally gets room to enter, and the two stare down again. The two tie up, Charlotte powers Alexa to the ropes and Alexa shrieks as she calls for the break. Charlotte backs off, they tie up again, Charlotte puts Alexa in a corner. Alexa kicks out but is bumped back into the corner, so Alexa slaps Charlotte. Charlotte slaps Alexa, Alexa gets to the apron, Charlotte rocks her with a right. Charlotte joins her, but gets an arm wringer that brings her right to the ground! Alexa gets Charlotte in, covers, TWO. Alexa kicks Charlotte while she’s down, then dropkicks her out of the ring. Alexa goes out to keep on Charlotte, another dropkick to the ribs. Alexa drags Charlotte up, puts her in the ring again, covers, TWO. Alexa is annoyed, she kicks Charlotte before putting on a modified keylock abdominal stretch. Fans rally, Charlotte endures as Alexa claws and grinds an elbow into those ribs. Charlotte fades a bit, Alexa keeps on the bend. Fans rally again, Charlotte gets up, scoop slam but Alexa slips out to drive Charlotte down, TWO. Alexa keeps on Charlotte with more kicks to the ribs. Alexa tells Charlotte to just give up as she puts her in a corner. “You’re not the Queen here, Charlotte!” Alexa stomps a mudhole into her, then gets mad at the referee for counting. Charlotte elbows back, rolls Alexa, TWO, Charlotte goes into buckles hard! Alexa stays back as the ref checks on Charlotte, Charlotte is okay to continue so Alexa drags her out by her hair to kick at the ribs again. Alexa hops up, tornado DDT denied, T-Bone into buckles! Charlotte recovers while Alexa is down under the ropes, but Charlotte decides to climb. She scrapes Alexa off, but Alexa comes back to trip her up into a Tree of Woe, basement dropkick! Alexa drags Charlotte into position now, Alexa climbs up to the top, but Charlotte stirs as Alexa takes aim. Alexa switches tactics, knee drops for Insult2Injury! TWO! Alexa is getting frustrated, she hops on but her sunset flip is blocked, Charlotte gives one big knee and then prepares a powerbomb, which Alexa resists, Alexa huricanrana pin, TWO! Alexa goes for it again, and hits Code Red!
TWO, and Alexa can’t believe it. Alexa drags Charlotte up by her hair, argues with the ref, but Charlotte denies the DDT. Alexa rushes in but gets Flair Chops! “WOO~!” echoes out as chop after chop hits, but then Alexa drags Chalrotte down to scrap and thrash into a guillotine lock! Charlotte starts fading, she reaches for ropes, fans rally and Charlotte gets her second wind. Charlotte stands up, uses her height and power for a sit-out powerbomb!
TWO! Charlotte is not deterred just yet, as both women slowly stir. The fans duel, Charlotte gets up first, but Alexa uses that stiff right to deny the Figure Four. Even so, Charlotte glares at Alexa as Alexa crawls for a corner, Natural Selection! TWO!! Charlotte is getting angry now. She drags Alexa over, walks all over her, then starts to climb. Moonsault, FLOP! Alexa covers, TWO, and she’s unsure what to do next. Alexa scoots back, afraid of Charlotte now. Charlotte is right on her, yanking her to her feet, stiff right again, DDT! Cover, ROPEBREAK! And Alexa throws a tantrum. Alexa gets mad, she drags Charlotte up by her hair, fans duel again, Alexa says Charlotte’s time is over! But then Charlotte returns that mandible claw, shove, SPEAR! Both women down again, from exhaustion and soreness. A ten count begins, both women stir and stand up at the same time. Alexa rushes in, dropkick to the ribs again, then kicks in the corner. The ref backs Alexa up to check on Charlotte, but the match continues as Alexa stomps on Charlotte’s back. Alexa goes up now, takes aim, Twisted Bliss hits knees! Charlotte stalks Alexa, big boot to her face! Then, Figure Four becomes Figure Eight!
Alexa is stuck, she flails and endures, but she taps! Charlotte wins, SmackDown breaks the tie to go 3–2! The pressure is on the Red Brand, can they still win this?
Champion VS Champion: Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman VS AJ Styles!
Two incredible careers in professional wrestling finally intersect as the “reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion” is to take on the Phenomenal One and new WWE World Champion! The fans duel “AJ Styles!” “Suplex City!” The bell rings, and Styles is wary of Lesnar but Lesnar boots Styles to a corner, rams in shoulder after shoulder then throws Styles across the ring. Lesnar gives big knee strikes then throws Styles again! Lesnar keeps on Styles in a corner, grinding Styles against a buckle. Lesnar lets Styles go at 4, Styles flounders to ropes. Styles gives a haymaker back but Lesnar clubs Styles down and then stands on his face. Lesnar is toying with Styles as he lets Styles get to a corner before stomping him more. Lesnar drags Styles corner to corner then gives more big knees. Belly2belly suplex launches Styles! Styles flounders again, fans duel again, Lesnar just steps on Styles’ face again. Lesnar drags Styles up, German Suplex! Suplex City begins with one. Lesnar stalks Styles, Styles can barely stand up, Lesnar drags him up to throw him out of the ring. Lesnar lets Styles stay out there as a ten count begins. Styles struggles to get up, Lesnar gives up on waiting, he throws Styles right into an announce desk! Lesnar drags Styles up and into the ring, still toying with him. Styles crawls to ropes, Lesnar waiting for him to stand up. German Suplex number 2! Styles is still on jelly legs as Lesnar gets him in a corner, running knee strike!
Styles crumbles to the mat, but Lesnar just grins. He wants Styles to get back up. Styles swings, misses, Lesnar is just playing with him now. Styles kicks, it’s blocked, Lesnar decks him with a right hand. Styles throws hands and it starts connecting! Styles backs Lesnar down but then Lesnar knocks him down and stomps him out. Lesnar drags Styles up again, fireman’s carry, but STyles slips out! Styles gets away, then dodges a second knee strike, dropkick to that leg. DDT on top of it! Styles has Lesnar down, but Styles can’t get up. The fans are thunderous, Styles kicks at Lesnar’s leg. Styles has Lesnar on his knees as he brings in right hands. Lesnar shoves Styles, Styles enziguris back. Springboard moonsault but Lesnar catches him, Styles slips down to shove Lesnar into buckles. Tornado DDT denied with pure power, both men are down. Fans applaud as both men slowly get up, Pele used like a leg drop! Styles gets to the apron, takes aim, springboard but into German Suplex Number 3, and a wicked one! Styles and Lesnar both get up, Lesnar lumbering over to Styles. Big right hand countered into a body drop to slam Lesnar on the apron’s edge. Styles takes aim again, and uses what energy he has left for the slingshot forearm!
Lesnar gets up, Styles shoves Lesnar into steel steps. Styles refreshes the count, then jumps for another forearm! Lesnar goes down, Styles puts him in the ring. The two men stand up and Lesnar gives a big forearm, but then Styles hits an enziguri! Lesnar down, Styles stirring, springboard for the Lionsault! Styles isn’t done there, he gets to the other side, Springboard 450!
TWO! Styles is too sore to be frustrated. Styles gets up, drags Lesnar up, Clash prepared, but Lesnar gets the fireman’s carry! Styles slips down, Calf Crusher!
Lesnar’s bad leg is the target of this killer leglock! Lesnar endures, Heyman is panicking, Lesnar grabs Styles and bounces his head off the mat again and again! Lesnar gets to ropes, “This is awesome!” Styles up, Lesnar up, fireman’s carry but Styles holds ropes. Styles forearms Lesnar again, and then Phenomenal Forearm!
Cover, TWO!! Styles is shocked, but The Beast is The Beast for a reason. Styles gets to the apron, wants to go again without the elbow pad, Phenomenal Forearm caught into fireman’s carry and F5!!
Lesnar wins! The score is tied 3–3 thanks to the Universal Champion! Styles came close, will he have enough left in him to defend against Jinder Mahal?
Men’s 5v5 Elimination Tag Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown!
The Olympic Gold Medalist and General Manager of Raw, Kurt Angle, was made Team Captain by Stephanie McMahon to counter how SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon is Team Captain for SmackDown. They’ve assembled what are quite possibly the greatest teams in Survivor Series history, which quintet will survive to get the final point and the win?! The ten men stand face to face, but the referee keeps the peace. No one wants to back down from either side, the referee insists this is one man at a time. The teams finally settle down, but it is clear Strowman wants to start for Raw. SmackDown isn’t as sure, so Shane McMahon gets the jump on him! The bell rings, Strowman throws Shane around! Orton tags in and gets his Captain out of harm’s way. Samoa Joe tags in, the Destroyer and the Viper circle. They tie up, Orton gets a waistlock but Joe pries his way out, headlock, Orton powers out, Joe runs him over with a shoulder. Joe waits for Orton to come out of the corner, Orton ties up with him, headlock from Orton, Joe powers out and runs him over again. Joe gets moving, Orton elbows him down. Orton gives Joe European Uppercuts in the corner, then whips him corner to corner but is reversed. Joe runs in, RKO denied just in time, Coquina Clutch but Orton arm-drags out. Stand-off, so Finn tags in. The Extraordinary Man gets the attention of the King of Strong Style! Orton tags Nakamura in, the fans go wild. An NXT rivalry renewed as the two tie up, Finn goes for a leg but Nakamura slips away. They tie up, fans go wild for NXT as they standing switch back and forth, Finn gets an armlock. Nakamura rolls, reverses, cartwheel, and wristlock. Finn rolls and reverses, Nakamura powers him to ropes, for the ab rest. Finn doesn’t care, he just gives Nakamura a Too Sweet. Then a kick before a snapmare but Nakamura lands on his feet. Snapmare, Finn dodges the stomp and kick but misses his own double stomps, another stalemate gets the fans excited. Now Triple H wants in. Finn obliges, the King of Kings wants at the King of Strong Style. They circle, Nakamura says “C’mon!” Triple H rushes him, powers Nakamura to a corner, then gives a clean break. Fans duel, Triple H dirties it up with haymakers and stomps in the corner. Nakamura gets Triple H in the corner and drives in knees. Triple H shoves Nakamura back, Nakamura kicks him down. Triple H knees low, whips Nakamura, reversed, knee facebuster. So Roode tags in! The GLORIOUS One grins as he is now face to face with The Game. The two circle, trash talk, and start shoving. They get face to face again, Roode winds it up… Triple H decks him! Triple H won’t let Roode taunt him, so Roode throws right hands instead with haymakers and chops. Corner to corner reversed, but Roode fires out with a lariat, cover, ONE. Roode keeps on Triple H, more chops against ropes. Another whip reversed, Spinebuster! Triple H catches his breath, winds it up, and… SUCK IT!
Kick, double underhook, but Roode slips out for his OWN Spinebuster! Wind it up, GLORIOUS, but Triple H reverses the DDT, Roode slips out of the Pedigree, Triple H drives Roode into into Raw’s corner and Angle tags in. Roode is ready, he throws hands on Angle. Angle gets under, German Suplex! But he’s not done, another German Suplex, and holds on for a third German Suplex! Angle is back to his old self again, he waits for Roode to get up, but Roode arm-drags out of the Angle Slam, double clotheslines bring both men down. Angle and Roode crawl for their corners, tag to Nakamura so Triple H comes in to intercept. Nakamura unloads strikes on Triple H, Dynamic Dropkick on Angle, and a sucker punch for Strowman. Nakamura kicks away at Angle, one blocked but he hits an enziguri! Angle down, but Strowman looks angry… Nakamura whips Angle corner to corner, running knee. Nakamura then sets Angle up sideways on the top rope, Top Shelf Knee. Joe rushes in, but Nakamura dodges to then drive JOe down with a knee. Finn in, but he gets knees, too. Triple H is back, Nakamura gets caught but escapes, swings a kick and hits the left. Angle tags in Strowman! KINSHASA to Triple H but The Monster Among Men comes in. He and the Rockstar stare down, Nakamura takes the fight to Strowman, kneeing him away and hoping up for a flying knee. Strowman stays up, Nakamura runs into the Monster Powerslam!
Nakamura is eliminated! But Bobby Roode is right on Strowman with haymakers. Roode slips out of the choke slam but is shoved into a corner. Strowman runs in, Roode dodges, hops up, blockbuster! Cover, ZERO as Strowman kicks out already. Strowman powers Roode up, Roode slips down and then boots from a corner. Hops up again, blockbuster deflected and then Roode is picked up for the second Monster Powerslam! Roode is eliminated, Raw is up 5–3! Orton steps up, Joe tags in. Strowman doesn’t like that, he and Joe start shoving… Triple H, Finn and Angle try to stop the dysfunction, their team is winning. But then Angle and Triple H get mad at each other, as one is Captain but the other is COO. So Orton shoves Angle into Triple H, then a cheap shot for Finn. Shane throws hands on Joe, Cena goes right after Finn, draping DDT to Triple H!
Joe gets Shane off him, but then runs into Orton’s powerslam! Cena is all fired up for his team, but he and Orton face Strowman now. Two WWE legends and a legend in the making, the brawl is 2v1 yet Strowman is winning. He shoves them away again and again, Cena tries but can’t lift Strowman, the RKO is blocked, so they both bumrush Strowman to send him out! They go after him but they both get stiff right hands. Strowman starts stripping an announce desk now… Strowman brings Cena up and over, Orton recovers and saves Cena. The two club away on Strowman, they try to double suplex but Strowman is too big and strong. So the rest of Team SmackDown — even the eliminated Nakamura & Roode — come in to make it a 5v1 suplex through the table!
Strowman crashes through, Team SmackDown has done something no one has: they’ve brought Strowman down. But Shane isn’t done, he’s got a crazy idea in his head. He climbs up, but Joe springs up to grab him. Joe gets Shane turned around, for a SUPER Belly2Belly overhead!
Joe is seething, he wants Shane to get up. Coquina Clutch but Shane slips down to kick Joe and tag Cena! Cena and Joe go at it, dropkick from Cena then a corner shoulder, but atomic drop to boot! Joe gives a back senton on top, TWO! Cena is sore now as he ends up in Raw territory. Joe jabs Cena, runs in for the back elbow. Joe lines up the shot, fans duel over whether or not “Cena Sucks!” Joe runs in, misses, Cena in, yurinagi! Finn tags, goes up, but Joe tags back in. More dysfunction when they don’t need to, so Cena gets Joe with the AA! Then Finn flies in, FINN gets an AA! Then Joe gets another AA! Joe is eliminated, the teams are 4–3! Raw still leads, but it gets a little less assured they’ll win. Cena dares someone to step up to him. Angle does, to bring things full circle. The two tie up, Angle gets the waistlock, wrestling slam. Cena gets up, works out of the hold, headlock from Angle but Cena powers out. Angle runs Cena over with a shoulder but Cena sits up. Cena smirks, probably feels familiar from that very first match. They tie up again, another waistlock but Cena elbows out to put on a headlock. Angle powers out, now Cena shoulders him down, “You Can’t See Me.” Fans are a mix of cheers and jeers, Cena and Angle go again, Cena knees low but now it’s a brawl of haymakers. Cena ducks, starts on those jumping shoulder tackles, spin-out powerbomb. Fans know what’s next as Cena again says “You Can’t See Me!” But then ANKLE LOCK!
Cena endures as he crawls, rolls to push out, wants fireman’s carry but Angle slips out to Angle Slam, Shane breaks the pin! So Finn hits COUP DE GRACE behind the ref’s back. Angle Slam again! Cena is ELIMINATED!! SmackDown is down 4–2! Orton is on Angle with those signature sadistic stomps and then scrapes his boots on Angle’s face. Knee drop misses, Angle crawls and hot tag to Finn. Finn kicks Orton, gets in and rallies. He takes out Shane for good measure, takedown to double stomps. Finn goes out to give Shane a blasting dropkick! Shane is down and out while Finn goes back to Orton, RKO denied, roll up, TWO, SLINGBLADE! Orton is staggered, Finn gives him a blasting dropkick then goes up top again. Finn jumps but Orton dodges, RKO!!
Outta nowhere as always, and Finn is eliminated! Things are bit closer at 3–2, but with Strowman and Shane out it’s more like 2–1. Triple H clobbers Orton, his old protege. The Game keeps on The Viper with right hands and stomps. Triple H brings Orton over, tags Angle, Angle goes up but Orton shoves Triple H into Angle. Back2back backbreaker, H goes down. Orton crawls away, Shane has returned! But then, Shane is ambushed by Kevin & Sami!
Their grudge against Shane is above brand, they beat Shane O’Mac down without remorse. Shane is tossed over the remaining announce desk, but that’s not the end of it. They stalk around but Shane has a steel chair and goes to town on the Best Friends! Orton gets Kevin with an RKO! Shane runs the petty duo out of the arena, Strowman is back!? He tags in, and the Monster has his eyes on the Viper. And then runs him over! Scoop, Monster Slam Three! Orton is eliminated, Raw is up 3–1, and it’s only Shane left. He started this with #UnderSiege, now he has to face the consequences. Strowman is so ready to maul a McMahon, and even Angle and Triple H are ready. No more chair, too, so Shane really is all alone. Shane is stalling out of fear more than anything, but as he paces, he works himself up back to bravery. Tension mounts as Shane approaches, but Triple H tags in? The brother-in-law wants at Shane first. The two circle, but then Angle reaches out and tags in. Captain against Captain, but now they argue,. Roll up, TWO, Russian leg sweep, TWO. Shane throws those jabs and boxing shots on Angle. Whip and big jumping elbow, Shane covers, TWO. Shane keeps on him with a roll, TWO, so he tries a DDT! TWO, but a lot closer than before. Shane keeps trying, kicking away at Angle but then Angle gets behind him, ANGLE SLAM! Angle isn’t done there, Ankle Lock! Angle punishes Shane with this, Shane flails and endures, reaches around and rolls but Angle keeps it on. Triple H even trash talks Shane as this is going on. Shane can’t get to ropes but can’t get free, he’s suffering through this hold, but even Triple H starts feeling bad. PEDIGREE to Angle?!
Strowman is confused by what Triple H is doing, but does nothing as Triple H helps Shane get the cover, Angle is eliminated! Strowman stares at Triple H, Triple H stands in the way of Shane. Seems family is stronger than brand. Shane is on one leg, Triple H helps him stand up. Shane doesn’t seem to understand either, but then Triple H hits Shane with a Pedigree himself!
A selfish swerve, but Shane is still eliminated! Raw wins with two men left, and 4–3 in the series! Triple H raises Strowman’s hand in victory, assuring him it was all part of the plan.
Raw reigns supreme, and that’s all that matters, right? Strowman doesn’t seem to think so. Even as Triple H explains it, Strowman doesn’t seem to like it. The Game is celebrating, until Strowman grabs him by the throat. “If you ever cross me again, I promise you will NEVER Play this Game again! You hear me?!”
Strowman lets Triple H go, but Triple H goes right at him! Kick, double underhook, but Strowman makes good on his threat, he powers out to POWERSLAM TRIPLE H!
Strowman roars victoriously as he stands over Triple H, but Triple H makes the mistake of getting back up. So Strowman gives him another powerslam! He rips off his shirt, not wanting to be associated with such a brand, then storms off to leave Triple H for dead. The Monster Among Men is the true Sole Survivor, what will this all mean for WWE’s future?
This was probably the greatest Survivor Series in a long time, even if the builds were a bit wonky. Two surprise kickoff matches that were actually still fun, as Elias keeps rolling and Kevin-Sami make a lot of good points about Shane in the grand scheme of everything while still getting a good win. The Cruiserweight Championship match was good, too, though I was hoping for just a bit more from Kalisto in terms of high-flying. Enzo wins to put a cap on their feud, but unless Neville is coming back, sounds like Mustafa Ali might step up to the Certified G next.
Then the main card was incredible. I can’t be sure what was the weakest match, but even that weakest match was high quality and worthy of this Pay-Per-View. Opening with The Shield VS New Day was actually a really good move, it got things at a fever pitch as both teams brought out some newer stuff and then gave amazing modifications on their team finishers. The Shield goes over because, well, it’s The Shield, who were always so dominant the first time they were together and it does indirectly mean Roman stays on a winning streak for the sake of what WWE still has planned. The Women’s 5v5 was fun, Tamina got to show her stuff and Nia is more or less protected with that count-out elimination. It meant a lot that Asuka became Raw’s last hope and then won it for them, she has yet to be pinned or submitted in any kind of match and could easily move up to be #1 contender to the Raw Women’s Championship. On the SmackDown side, any one of the Heels on the team could point out how Becky, the team captain, went down first, and that starts a feud towards Clash of Champions to determine their #1 contender. Miz-Corbin was an interesting one as WWE usually doesn’t do Heel VS Heel, but as far as tactics, Miz was bigger Heel since he still had the Miztourage work to distract. Corbin looks to finally be turning that dumpster fire trend around as he wins despite the distractions, and both champions have pretty fluid futures leading towards Clash of Champions and the Royal Rumble. The Bar VS Usos was outstanding, as to be expected from these two teams, it was something roughly on par with Shield VS New Day, and Usos went over not only to tie things up in the Survivor Series best of 7, but also because they really are some serious mainstays in WWE’s combined tag team division, and those two could probably take on just about any tag team today (anyone else notice Byron Saxton’s mention of Superkick Party?). Bliss-Flair was great but only the audience seemed lackluster by this point, probably tired from those other great matches. Bliss said her match with Mickie James was her best but I think this will replace that, even if Bliss lost. I almost thought Carmella was going to cash-in on Charlotte since the Women’s 5v5 already happened, but perhaps everyone wanted to simply enjoy a SmackDown victory, and there will be more chances since SmackDown gets Clash of Champions.
Holy crap Lesnar-Styles was a lot better than I was expecting. At least, it was after seeing Lesnar trying to bury Styles. Styles pushed Lesnar to his limits, but once again Lesnar wins clean and it’s technically okay as Styles doing this much to Lesnar implies he can definitely defeat Mahal in a fair match. Lesnar is also meant to stay on a win streak for the other half of WWE’s Wrestlemania plans as it is 99.9% assured it’ll be Lesnar VS Roman 2. And then the main event, the Men’s 5v5 was also incredible, we got every possible combination of 1v1 match-ups in those early minutes, and the order of eliminations were all great to keep most of these guys strong for the future. Seeing Strowman take on and keep even with two of WWE’s strongest booked superstars was also great, as was the 5-man suplex spot, it is all a compliment to Strowman’s power level that it took that much to keep him out of the way. In fact, Strowman did all the heavy lifting for Raw, almost literally, as he eliminates three SmackDown team members himself. And with how Triple H screws over Angle and then goes after Shane to then suffer the wrath of Strowman, there are a lot of possibilities for The Monster Among Men while also building towards a Triple H VS Angle match at ‘Mania.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (6/17/19)
Who faces Samoa Joe for the United States Championship?!
It’s the last Raw before Stomping Grounds!
Raw stops in Los Angeles before heading to Tacoma, and has a HUGE match to determine a #1 Contender to the United States Championship! Who wins a Fatal 5 Way to then take on Samoa Joe for the title?
- WWE United States Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match: The Miz VS Braun Strowman VS Ricochet VS Bobby Lashley VS Cesaro; Ricochet wins and will challenge Samoa Joe for the title at WWE Stomping Grounds.
- The Viking Raiders VS ???; the Viking Raiders win.
- 2 out of 3 Falls Six Man Tag: The New Day VS Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn; The New Day wins.
- The Usos VS The Good Brothers; The Usos win.
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The IIconics VS Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross; The IIconics win and retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.
- Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan w/ Rowan; restarted as…
- Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan, Ringside Ban; Rollins wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Ladies and Gentlemen, Elias.
The Drifter opens Raw in LA, and says he was talking to Anthony Davis. “Why? Why would you want to move to Los Angeles?” Davis said it’s because he’s garbage, and should be with other pieces of garbage. So he moved to a city where the people are more toxic than the air. Elias would rather be anywhere else, but he was invited here by Baron Corbin. And Elias is wearing referee stripes, because HE is the special guest referee for Stomping Grounds! Corbin’s trust- doesn’t matter because Seth Rollins SMACKS Elias from behind! And again! And again! Over and over and over, Rollins unleashes his fury on Corbin’s pick for special guest ref! Rollins then demands a mic so he can speak.
“After every thing I’ve been through with Brock Lesnar, I am done playing games!” Corbin still needs a special guest referee, but Rollins has a message for those who want that position. It is the first and last warning. It doesn’t matter what Corbin promises, but the chair is what awaits them. “So choose wisely!” The Architect opens Raw with a Universal title ultimatum! Will Corbin get anyone to line up for the job now that Rollins is ready to burn them down?
The Miz is here!
The Hollywood A-Lister has his shot at a Stomping Grounds match, but he wants to “check” on Elias real quick. Skull-Crushing Finale for the Drifter! Bobby Lashley comes out next, to SPEAR Elias! The Rocky Mountain Machine isn’t going to be shown up by Miz, it seems. Then Cesaro appears to take Elias for a swing! He goes around and around and around, for just under 10! After Cesaro is the One and Only, Ricochet! Elias sits up, only to get Ricochet’s Code Breaker! But then BRAUN appears! And yes, he finishes Elias off with a MONSTER SLAM! And with that, their massive match is up next!
WWE United States Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 5 Way ELIMINATION Match: The Miz VS Braun Strowman VS Ricochet VS Bobby Lashley VS Cesaro!
After Miz TV became an open forum on last week’s Raw, it is clear Samoa Joe has a long and star-studded list to contend with. They all got to show what they can do to Elias, but what will they do to each other in order to meet the Samoan Submission Machine at Stomping Grounds?
Raw returns with the bell, and Strowman SHOTGUN dropkicks Lashley and Cesaro! Miz and Ricochet go after Strowman but get shoved away. Strowman grabs Cesaro and Lashley to shove them out! Miz hops on for a sleeper hold then Ricochet runs in, only to get run over! Strowman throws Miz off to then throw him across the ring! Lashley returns but gets blasted back out. Cesaro throws a European Uppercut, and manages a torture rack lift! Cesaro slams Strowman to the mat! But he won’t stop there, the Swiss Cyborg wants the Neutralizer! But Strowman back drops out of it! Cesaro lands on his feet to springboard, but gets caught! MONSTER SLAM! But Strowman can’t cover, and Lashley runs in, only to get a MONSTER SLAM onto Cesaro! Cover, Strowman ELIMINATES Cesaro!
Samoa Joe watches from ringside and is impressed, slightly. Ricochet springboards in and Strowman catches him! To ram him into a corner! Then throw him across the way! Miz returns but gets a BOOT! Lashley slips back in, and catches Strowman to a complete shot. Now Lashley tries his strength in snap suplexing Strowman! Lashley hits Miz out of the ring then does the same to Ricochet. But Strowman is up and ready, scoops and SLAMS Lashley! Cover, Strowman ELIMINATES Lashley!! That’s two men who #GotTheseHands! But then Strowman sees the other two on the outside, and he runs Miz over! Strowman keeps going and BLASTS Ricochet off his feet! He keeps going, to blast Miz again! The Monster roars, then puts Miz in the ring.
Miz makes it to a corner, and Strowman runs in for a monster splash. Strowman keeps going, for a second! He scoops Miz but Lashley returns to SPEAR Strowman! There are no disqualifications, so he AND Cesaro return! Cesaro lifts Strowman for a Neutralizer!! Ricochet doesn’t complain as he gives Strowman the 630 senton! Cover, and it’s a TRIPLE cover! They ELIMINATE Strowman!! The Swiss Cyborg and the All Mighty get even with the Monster Among Men, and Joe just laughs. Strowman glares as he grabs Ricochet to THROW at Lashley! Strowman then drags Lashley up to throw him into barriers! The Monster turns his attention to Cesaro and BLASTS him on stage! Cesaro hits LED walls! But Miz and Ricochet are still in this match. Who makes it back up while we go to break?
Raw returns as Ricochet gets Miz with running headscissors! Miz ends up in a corner and Ricochet runs in, but is put on the apron. Miz slides out and trips Ricochet up! Then Miz goes back in, builds speed but misses the wrecking ball dropkick as Ricochet gets in. Ricochet runs and FLIES, wiping himself and Miz out! Joe is mildly impressed as Ricochet gets Miz back inside. Ricochet climbs a corner but has to land on his feet when Miz moves. Miz runs into boots, and Ricochet slips to the outside. Ricochet bumps Miz off buckles then kicks him away. Ricochet springboards, but into a full nelson! Miz wants but is denied the Finale with a wheelbarrow roll-up! TWO, and Miz kicks low to DDT Ricochet down hard! Cover, TWO!
Miz keeps his cool as he goes after Ricochet with It Kicks! He kicks and kicks and kicks, then powers up the buzzsaw. Ricochet ducks but gets another kick. Miz runs into Ricochet’s dropkick-flip, but still ducks the enziguri! Miz knees Ricochet in the leg, but Ricochet rolls him up out of the Figure Four! TWO, and Ricochet hobbles away. Ricochet still enziguris Miz away in the corner. He somersaults, but into the takedown, Figure Four Leglock is on!! Fans rally both ways as Miz puts on the leverage. Ricochet avoids a cover, and works to turn this over. Miz fights him back, keeping the hold from reversing. Ricochet keeps trying, and gets the full turn! Miz endures now, and powers through to put it back on Ricochet! Ricochet gets the ropebreak!
Miz lets go while Joe watches intensely. Miz slowly stands and hobbles over to Ricochet. He drags Ricochet but Ricochet holds ropes. Miz stomps the legs, tries again, but cradle counter! TWO, and Ricochet dumps Miz to the apron. Ricochet can barely run, and Miz springboards, into a CODE BREAKER! Ricochet wills himself to climb up top on one leg! He aims, 630 hits!! Cover, Ricochet wins!!
Winner: Ricochet, by pinfall; NEW #1 Contender to the WWE United States Championship
Samoa Joe keeps a poker face on, but then attacks Ricochet! The Destroyer shows Ricochet no mercy as he shoves him to the ropes. Joe runs but Ricochet dumps him out! And Ricochet manages to FLY again! The King of Flight shows the crusher of dreams what he’s capable of! Will he get to show Joe even more at Stomping Grounds?
The Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, is here!
Stomping Grounds is Sunday, but The Man doesn’t want to wait until then to call out her contender. LA is happy to see Becky as she speaks. “The Man has come around, but now, Lacey Evans, get out here right now.” Week after week, Becky has to see that “dopey head drone on,” but for once, she has to agree with Lacey. The next time they’re within striking distance, Becky will give Lacey what she deserves. Lacey talks about doing whatever it takes to get ahead. Well how about Becky do everyone a favor and kick Lacey’s but all over LA? The Sassy Southern Belle finally appears!
“Lord, would you look at that.” Nobody cares about Becky’s opinion. Becky is mad because she doesn’t understand Lacey. Well Becky understands Lacey likes to talk as slow as humanly possible compared to getting whooped again. Lacey is a tall drink of water and a classy hat, but deep down she’s tough as nails and has been through things that not even The Man could comprehend. Or is this where Lacey tries to pluck on our heartstrings? Well this is Hollywood, so give us an act. Lacey would love a movie about herself. Lacey is not just a lady, she is a real United States Marine. Boot camp by morning and cotillian by night, all with dignity and grace. It’s what the Women’s Division deserves.
Becky knows the story, which is why it’s so hard to see why Lacey does this. Why does Lacey attack cowardly? Becky respects who Lacey was, but who Lacey is now is just trash. Well it’s what all of WWE needs. They need a legitimate, confident and classy lady to set an example. Not a “nasty” like Becky. Becky can be beat. She’s down to one belt, but- Becky grabs Lacey for a Becksloder! Becky holds her belt high, but will she be able to knock Lacey off her high horse once and for all?
The Revival visit Shane’s VIP Lounge!
The Best in the World and Scottish Terminator welcome the Raw Tag Team Champions and offer them a drink. They’re all still celebrating their recent triumphs, but will the party last past Stomping Grounds?
Backstage interview with Baron Corbin.
The Lone Wolf knows Elias is now out as guest ref after what Rollins, and all those other superstars, did to him. How much is Corbin scrambling to find a replacement? He’s not scrambling at all. What happened happened, but Corbin has a lot of great choices left. He has someone in mind, and he’ll reveal them on a special edition of the Kevin & Sami Show. But then Rollins finds and SMACKS Corbin! Rollins would offer Corbin a seat, but he has work to do. Will the Lone Wolf lose his confidence with Rollins and that steel chair still roaming the halls?
The Planet’s Tag Team Champions appear on Raw!
The Wild Card Rule brings the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Daniel Bryan and Rowan, over, and Bryan knows why. “Because this place sucks.” Bryan means both Raw and Los Angeles. Everyone knows that LA is the smog capital of America, and is filled with ignorant and impotent people! But Rowan & Bryan will lift you up out of the smog and educate you, as well as excite you! Tonight, Bryan will do that by destroying Universal Champion, Seth Rollins. He will prove that even one half of the Planet’s Tag Team Champions is better than all of Raw, showing the Raw Tag Team Division that SmackDown has the best team in history! Prepare to be excited! But wait! Here’s something truly exciting: the return of the Viking Raiders!
The Viking Raiders VS ???
Erik and Ivar are back and ready to continue where they left off! Will they continue on their warpath at the expense of Russ and Randy Taylor?
The bell rings and Erik gives shotgun knees to Russ! Then he drags Randy in to throw him overhead! Tag to Ivar and the Raiders give Randy the springboard lariat German Suplex combo! Then they feed Russ to THOR’S HAMMER! Cover, the Viking Raiders win!
Winners: The Viking Raiders, Ivar pinning
Russ and Randy just went through a #VikingExperience they’ll never forget! But will the war spread from Raw to SmackDown thanks to the Wild Card Rule?
Who is that in the crowd?
It’s R-Truth and Carmella in disguise!! Well they have to keep the WWE 24/7 Champion safe. But too late! Everyone from Robert Roode to No Way Jose to Cedric Alexander are after him! They go under the ring, but they LED boards prevent anyone from getting through. So the only side left to them is opposite hard camera! The horde of contenders drags someone out from under the ring! It’s… Titus O’Neil!? Was he waiting for Truth under there? Carmella and Truth run out the other side! The chase is on, #RunTruthRun!
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn go over things with Baron Corbin.
The music hits, and it’s time for their talk show! What will these two have to ask Corbin after the break?
Heath Slater visits Shane in the VIP section.
He was hoping to talk with the Best in the World about something, but they’re in the middle of having a meal. Slater didn’t mean to interrupt, but he just figured, since #IGotKids is real, and the kids are getting older, money is tight. Can he get a raise or something? That takes a lot of balls to come in here and ask for stuff. Shane has kids, too. But he also has a lot of money. The answer is no. But, Slater can walk out on his won. This is a private party. McIntyre will take care of things.
Slater gets on the phone with the family, but McIntyre comes by to talk with Slater. He apologizes. It hurts to see Slater like this. McIntyre will do something for his old pal. Slater doesn’t want a handout, but McIntyre insists. He brings out his wallet, but drops it on the ground. Slater bends down to get it for him, but McIntyre attacks! The Scottish Terminator doesn’t care about 3MB as he slams Slater into the cases over and over! The Revival get McIntyre off him, because McIntyre needs to save his aggression for Roman Reigns on Sunday. Also Scott Dawson pockets some of McIntyre’s cash. McIntyre calms down, the Revival pick up the rest of McIntyre’s money, and they leave Slater down and out in the hall. What will become of the One Man Band now?
Raw returns to the Kevin & Sami Show!
This is a special night because the show returns at all! Kevin apologizes Sami for the lack of new graphics. “Thanks a lot, Bob!!” Bob’s incompetence aside, they introduce the former acting GM of Raw, the multiple time Golden Gloves boxing champion, the former WWE United States Champion, former Mr. MITB, and the man who retired Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania, “LA’s Favorite’s Son,” Baron Corbin! LA boos Corbin as he joins Kevin and Sami in the ring. The first thing Sami says to Corbin is that this is a safe space. This is a safe work environment, which is more than Sami can say about the WWE as a whole!
Just look at what Rollins did to Elias, and then to Sami when Sami was a referee! There have been zero repercussions, so sadly, Sami must step down as a possible referee candidate. Kevin does so, too, in solidarity with Sami. But these two felt there are still plenty of great choices, so please, Corbin, who did you choose? Corbin had a line outside the locker room! But here is a man who can certainly count 1 2 3. Drum roll please, for… EC3! The Top One Percent is now the Top One Official! But then Rollins SMACKS EC3, too! The Architect shows no mercy as he keeps his promise to the roster! Corbin can’t believe this! Is Rollins going to keep doing this? He’s taking an opportunity for an up-and-coming superstar? Well, back to square one.
Awwwww~ LA~! Don’t you dare be sour, clap for your WWE Champion, and FEEL~, the POWER~! Kevin tries to figure out the math on Wild Cards, but the New Day just help lay EC3 to rest. Sami has the music stop to confront them. They aren’t guests on the Kevin & Sami Show. And they’re not supposed to be here per Wild Card Rule rules! Please go away. Well first, the WWE Champion gets to go where he wants, when he wants! And then he’ll bring his boys because that’s what fans want! Kofi Kingston shouldn’t worry about all that stuff! He should worry about losing his title! If it isn’t Ziggler at Stomping Grounds, it’ll be Kevin the next time! Oh like at Money in the Bank? Wait, nope. He did not do it!
And when it comes to Ziggler, Kofi has him where he wants him: inside a steel cage! No more running, no more sneak attacks, it’ll be a war! And then Kofi will still be our W, W, E, World, Heavy, Weight, CHAMPION~! Corbin figures that referee issues aside, Kevin and Sami can still help Corbin beat the New Day back to SmackDown where they belong! Well is that a challenge? If only they had an official out here to sanction this match. But who? Who who who? Oh, EC3 is still wearing the stripes. The New Day help EC3 up so that he can still fulfill his duties! In a very Weekend at Bernie’s way… So would he mind being an official for this match? “Sure I’d love to! This match is officially a Six Man Tag team match! And that match is gonna be happening… riiiight now~!”
Well then, will the New Day keep rolling now that they’re back at 100%? Or will the Lone Wolf gain some last minute momentum with the help of Sami & Kevin?
AJ Styles is in the trainer’s area.
The Phenomenal One is good to go! But wait, Doctors Anderson and Gallows visit their old buddy real quick. No, wait, no! Guys, c’mon, Styles is fine! He doesn’t need you guys to check up on him. But he was wondering where they’ve been. They all debuted three years ago in Staples Center. They dominated the Usos, and have been cool ever since. Well, they were cool in Japan, too. But they’ve had great matches with all the big names. And arguably the best team on the planet, the Usos. But seriously? Did these two get comfortable? They made money and have great stuff at home, but how about winning? How about being on TV? How about being anywhere?! Time to get serious again. Styles misses the old Gallows & Anderson.
Styles wants serious? Speaking of the Usos, they’re having another match with them. Let’s see who is serious when they beat the best team on the planet, again.
2 out of 3 Falls Six Man Tag: The New Day VS Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn!
Raw returns as these teams sort out, and yes, this match has been upgraded! What will it take for a trio not to win once but twice in the same match?!
Woods starts with Sami and they tie up. Sami gets the arm and pulls the fingers. Woods endures as Sami grinds his shoulder. LA rallies for New Day as Woods spins through to wrench Sami back. Sami slips around and wrenches Woods, but Woods spins and rolls and wrenches Sami! But Sami puts Woods in a corner and throws a big forearm. Sami whips Woods corner to corner but Woods goes up and over. Woods speeds things up and slides to hit a roaring elbow! Cover, ONE! Woods keeps on Sami but Sami pushes him to their corner. Tag to Kevin and the frenemies beat Woods down. Kevin stomps away then says, “This is MY show!” Fans boo as he tags in Corbin, and Corbin stomps Woods now.
Big E runs in but the ref keeps him back. Corbin taunts Big E then drags Woods up for a knee. Corbin mocks the New Day clap then punches Woods back down! He drags Woods up and elbows Woods in the head. He has Woods in a half nelson and grinds him to the mat. Fans rally up and Woods powers up. Corbin back suplexes, Woods lands on his feet and enziguris Corbin down! Both men are down but Kevin tags in. Kevin stomps Woods down and taunts the New Day. Kevin drops a senton, but onto knees! He tags Sami, and Sami drags Woods away. Woods punches Sami but Sami whips Woods away. Woods rolls Sami up, The new Day win the first fall!
New Day – 1; Corbin-Kevin-Sami: 0
A huge advantage for #Kofimania and his team, but will they pull off the sweep after the break?
Raw returns with the second fall, and Corbin stomps away on Big E in the corner. Fans boo and jeer but Corbin soaks it up. Corbin tags Kevin and Kevin stomps Big E now. Kevin rains down rights then drops more stomps. Sami gets cheap shots in behind the ref’s back. Kevin mocks Kofi as he returns, then goes after Big E with a back senton! Cover, TWO! Kevin tags Sami in and they mug Big E. Sami throws down hands fast and furious! LA boos while Sami boasts “That’s how you do it!” Sami goes back to Big E with haymakers, but Big E fights back! Big E throws hands on everyone but Sami punches him back. Sami mule kicks Big E, then runs, but Big E throws him out!
Big E hurries but gets a SUPERKICK from Kevin! Kevin waves mockingly at Kofi before covering, TWO! Kevin grows annoyed and tags in Corbin. Corbin goes to Big E in the corner to whip corner to corner and hard! Corbin grins at The New Day as he drags Big E up. He throws big hands on Big E, then tags to Sami. Corbin holds Big E in the corner for Sami to stomp and punch. Sami tags Kevin and Kevin bumps Big E off buckles. Kevin throws haymakers of his own, then hits Woods just because! Kevin runs at Big E but Big E dodges, sending Kevin into post! The fans rally up but Kevin returns, only to get a belly2belly! Hot tags to Kofi and Corbin! Kofi rallies on Corbin and dropkicks him, to then hit a leap- Corbin throws Kofi into a corner! But gets a swing kick!
Kofi climbs up and leaps, BIG crossbody! Cover, TWO!! But Kofi knocks Corbin down with a Penalty Kick! And then adds on the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! LA fires up with Kofi as he goes to the corner. Kofi takes aim at Corbin, but has to swipe at Sami. Kofi runs into DEEP SIX! Cover, but Woods breaks it up! Big E gets kicks from Sami and Woods gets punches from Kevin. Corbin drags Kofi up, whips him in, but misses in the corner. Corbin slides out, in, but misses Kofi to hit Sami! Kevin gets upset with Corbin, and the two argue. Kevin SUPERKICKS Corbin! Sami and Kevin leave Corbin behind! Kofi gives Corbin some Trouble in Paradise! Cover, the New Day wins!
Winners: The New Day, 2-0
And there’s the sweep! The Lone Wolf can’t get anyone to stick by his side, how is he supposed to have a special guest referee? As for Kofi, will the dream come true continue past Stomping Grounds?
Alexa Bliss finds Nikki Cross backstage.
The Goddess has a gift for her! A new mug! No, not the mug, the thing in the mug. Oh a scroll! “The Goddess invites you to join her tonight in the ring for a Women’s Tag Team title match versus the IIconics.” OMG really? Nikki’s first title match in the WWE! Alexa knew Nikki would be upset that they didn’t just win their way, so Alexa worked her magic to get them this. Plus, with Stomping Grounds, Alexa becomes a SmackDown Women’s Champion that treats the fans right. What does that mean? Just more Bayley drama, no need to worry about that. Tonight is about them becoming tag champions together. Nikki is so excited! Try decaf. But energy levels aside, will the Goddess and the Twisted Sister take those titles off Peyton & Billie?
Paul Heyman returns to Raw!
The Advocate to the Beast introduces himself as he always does, representing Mr. MITB 2019, BROCK, LESNAR. Now forgive Heyman, he’s not that comfortable being on Raw with Rollins smashing people with that steel chair. But again, Heyman is not the threat to Rollins. He makes it very clear to Rollins and the WWE Universe: Heyman is NOT going to be Corbin’s guest referee at Stomping Grounds, nor does he want to be. If Corbin were to offer that position, Heyman would respectfully decline! You’d have to be an idiot to take that job because of the beating from Rollins in your future!
Which is why Heyman thought of something. What do the LA Lakers and Seth Rollins have in common? “They both traded away their balls!” The Lakers gave up Ball so LeBron could have a playmate. Rollins gave up his balls for a steel chair because that’s the only way he’s man enough to fight Brock Lesnar! And to be clear, Brock Lesnar knows how to swing a steel chair, too. So if Rollins is still here, and if Rollins has a match, and against someone like Daniel Bryan, then Rollins is vulnerable. So maybe, just maybe, Lesnar shows up to Raw, too. But then again, maybe not? Heyman wants Rollins to keep guessing that it’s Sunday, or next Monday. Heyamn doesn’t know, the fans don’t know, but most importantly, the future former reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion, Seth Freakin’ Rollins doesn’t know.
Baron Corbin talks with Eric Young.
This would be a great opportunity for him to be the referee. EY will consider it, and he wont’ forget Corbin reaching out to him. But then as he turns the corner, he sees Rollins. EY refuses the offer! He did, he really did! He doesn’t look good in stripes, he’s not good at being a ref. Relax, they go back a long way. Rollins knows EY wouldn’t turn on his old pal. But Rollins still SMACKS him down! And again, and again, and again! The Beastslayer has become a mad man, all because of Corbin and Lesnar.
The Usos speak.
“It feels like the Good Brothers, they trying to turn up tonight, Uce!” Those two have something to prove? Well then this is a warning to everyone! Run up, get done up! Raw becomes the Uso Penitentiary up next!
The Usos VS The Good Brothers!
AJ Styles got Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows fired up, wanting his pals to return to old form. Will this be the resurrection of The Club? Or will they fall short as Jimmy & Jey look to #LockDown the whole Raw Tag Team Division?
Raw returns as both teams make their entrance in turn. The teams sort out, and Gallows starts with Jey. They circle and tie up, and Gallows shoves Jey down. Jey gets to a corner but Gallows kicks Jimmy down! Jey uppercuts Gallows then ducks to throw more. Anderson tags in as Gallows uppercuts Jey down! Gallows fireman’s carries and Anderson runs, BOOT O’ DOOM! Cover, TWO!! The Club almost had it, but Anderson keeps on Jey with a rain of rights. Styles watches backstage, cheering his boys on. Anderson clobbers Jimmy on the outside before going back to Jey with a grinding chinlock.
Jey endures and fans build to a rally. Jey gets up and fights out with body shots. Anderson blocks the kick and ducks the dragon whip enziguri, to clobber Jey with a clothesline! Anderson grins as he soaks up the heat. He throws up the Too Sweet and fans join in. Tag to Gallows via Too Sweet, and they drag Jey up again. Gallows suplexes, but Jimmy SUPERKICKS Anderson down! Gallows throws Jimmy out but misses Jey! Jey tags Jimmy then SUPERKICKS! Double SUPERKICKS take Gallows down! Cover, the Usos win!!
Winners: The Usos, Jimmy pinning
Styles is frustrated, but so are Gallows & Anderson. Did their egos cost them against the best team in the WWE today? Can they make their comeback next time?
The Best Posse in the World continues their celebration.
Shane makes sure his boys are okay, and yes, they’re definitely having a good time. But with Roman Reigns waiting at Stomping Grounds, will the good times come to an end?
Roman Reigns returns to Raw!
The Big Dog is again a Wild Card as he walks out to the ring. Stomping Grounds will be the battleground for Roman and Drew McIntyre, and naturally Roman is still in a bad mood from that “loss” to Shane McMahon at Super Showdown. Roman picks up the mic as LA cheers. “What’s going on, LA?” Super Showdown was not a good look for Roman, but he won’t make excuses. Excuses aren’t entertaining. But you know what is entertaining? Roman whooping some ass tonight! So Roman will give Shane the opportunity to prove he is a man by actually going 1v1 with him tonight.
But Shane talks via titantron. There is some business that needs to be taken care of. Mike Rome introduces “The BEST, in the WOOOOOOOOOORLD~,” despite Shane not being ringside. Shane knows Roman is frustrated, but he shouldn’t be. He lost to the Best in the World. There’s no shame in that. The #TopGuys said that was so hot, it was 102 but felt 150. Roman can’t take the heat, Shane’s Mr. Fahrenheit. But when it comes to this open challenge of sorts, it’s gonna be a no. Shane is chilling. Be more concerned with your Stomping Grounds opponent. McIntyre tells Roman to listen. The only reason McIntyre isn’t tearing Roman apart now is because of Shane. But at Stomping Grounds. McIntyre will kick Roman’s ass, take his name, and beat Roman down until it is uncomfortable to watch. And then McIntyre might pin him.
But the night doesn’t end there. It ends when McIntyre disfigures Roman to the point of Roman’s own children screaming in horror when they see him. Roman has had enough of all this talk, he heads to the backstage area! Shane hears word of this, and the posse moves into action! Roman finds and beats down The Revival first! Dawson ends up in the bathroom and Dash gets thrown into a garage door! Roman finds the VIP lounge, where Shane is still standing! Roman uppercuts McIntyre, then throws him into walls! He SPINEBUSTERS McIntyre through the buffet table! Shane crawls away but The Big Dog hunts him down! They end up at ringside again! Shane leaps the barrier in a single bound, but Roman does, too!
Roman rains down rights then throws Shane into barriers! And then rains down more hands! Roman puts Shane in the ring and takes aim from the corner. He locks ‘n’ loads, for a SUPERMAN PUNCH! Down goes Shane! But Roman won’t stop there, he lets out the battle cry! Shane stands, to get a SPEAR!! The Big Dog finally takes a bite out of the Best in the World! Roman takes the mic back to say, “Crawl to the back and tell Drew I’ma whoop his ass Sunday.” Will Roman crush the Celtic Colossus and make Stomping Grounds his Yard?
SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley, hangs out with Raw superstars, Naomi and Natalya!
These three share memories of good times from their days together, but then Charly Caruso comes by to interview Bayley. What does she have to say to Alexa’s wild accusations of Bayley being a social media bully? Wait, what? There’s even a post saying Bayley wouldn’t take pictures with fans just because they wore Nikki Cross merchandise. Well that’s obviously Alexa posting it! Bayley will sort this out soon enough.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: The IIconics VS Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross!
Finally, the so-called fighting champions will defend their titles! Peyton Royce & Billie Kay return to Raw to defend the cross-brand belts against the Goddess of Raw and her crazy new compatriot. But will Alexa’s true colors be shown before going for SmackDown gold on Sunday? Or can she keep the wool over Nikki’s eyes long enough to become a Women’s Triple Crown winner?
Raw returns as Billie & Peyton make their entrance. They made it to the city of angels! Tinsel Town! Stars and A-Listers! Which is perfect for them to defend their Women’s Tag Team Championships in! Against…? Alexa & Nikki! Seriously? Were there no other teams available? Well Alexa was a champ, and she’s tagging with Nikki. That’s like LeBron’s career. He was champion with other teams, and then came to LA and lost. Aw, poor LeBron. The only ones here with bright futures are the two with titles. They are the future, and the future is IICONIC! Strike the pose! But then Nikki and Alexa make their entrance, and we begin this long-awaited tag title match!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and teams sort out. But wait! Bayley makes her own appearance! She wants to make sure Alexa remembers their match is Sunday. Will Alexa be able to focus? Find out, after the break.
Raw returns again, and Alexa starts with Billie. Billie talks trash to tiny, tiny Alexa, but Alexa SLAPS her! Billie gets mad and throws Alexa down by her hair! But then Alexa yanks her into buckles and stomps away! Alexa shouts at the ref for counting, then SLAPS Billie again! Alexa scares Peyton off but Billie gets a sneak attack in. Tag to Peyton, and the IIconics wring, kick and kick Alexa down. IICONIC pose. Bayley looks aggravated by them. Alexa rolls Peyton, TWO! Tag to Nikki, and she throws Peyton around with arm-drags! She Oklahoma Rolls Peyton, TWO! Jawbreaker! Peyton staggers and Nikki dropkicks her down! Nikki climbs up top and leaps, but her crossbody flops! Tag to Billie, and she covers Nikki fast, TWO!
Billie argues with the ref then goes after Nikki at the ropes. She stomps Nikki then clubs her to the IIconic corner. Tag to Peyton and they mug Nikki. Peyton knocks Nikki down then hooks on a half nelson and chinbar. Fans rally for Nikki, which Bayley is all for. Nikki fights up but Peyton throws her down. Cover, TWO! Peyton is furious now, and she drags Nikki over to tag Billie. The IIconics mug Nikki more, and Billie grinds her boot into Nikki. The IIconics say Nikki is nothing, but she fights out! Nikki clubs away on Billie, then headbutts and whips. Billie holds ropes and kicks back, then clobbers Nikki with a forearm. Billie pushes Alexa off the apron, and Bayley confronts Alexa on the social media lies. Alexa shoves Bayley down!
Meanwhile, Nikki clobbers Billie down! Nikki hits Peyton but Billie rolls Nikki! Bayley goes after Alexa! The IIconics win!!
Winners: The IIconics, by pinfall; still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions
Bayley just cost Alexa and her “friend,” which only helps Alexa’s narrative seem more believable to Nikki. But lies aside, will Alexa truly be the first Raw superstar to hold the SmackDown Women’s Championship?
Alexa and Nikki regroup backstage.
Alexa apologizes, and asks if Nikki’s okay. If only Bayley didn’t interfere, there’d be new women’s tag team champions tonight. Nikki sees Bayley’s true colors! Bayely crushed Nikki’s dreams. But Nikki wants Alexa to do that to Bayley. Nikki will be in Alexa’s corner! Is this all according to plan?
Raw presents a new episode of Firefly Fun House!
Well hey, there! Bray Wyatt is just gardening. Our minds are a lot like gardens. All anyone needs is some water, some sun, and then your ideas will grow! But some ideas are full of worms. Those are no good! There will be people who lie to you. Like people saying the Earth is round. Or that dinosaurs are extinct! What do any of them know? But Brya knows what it’s like to be different. That’s why he built this place! So that we could all be together forever! Him, Mercy, Abby, the again repaired Ramblin’ Rabbit, Ham, Devil Vince. Join them where the fun never has to end. Yes, join us. JOIN US!! “People worship what they fear. Fear is power. Follow the leader.” And do the muscle man dance! REMIX!
The Fiend?! He’s back!? “FOLLOW THE LEADER!!” And let him in.
Backstage interview with Daniel Bryan.
He vowed to destroy Seth Rollins, but Rollins has been destroying a lot of other superstars. What will he do about the super aggressive Architect/ Bryan has a question for them: why has no one taken that chair from Rollins? Is it because management likes seeing Rollins on a rampage? But in the end, Rollins is NOT a better wrestler than Bryan! The Beastslayer has been a badass with the chair, but he has never done and never will do is beat Daniel Bryan! Will the SmackDown Tag Team Champion defeat Raw’s top champion here tonight?
Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan w/ Rowan!
Raw returns as the Planet’s Tag Team Champions make their entrance! But of course, the Universal Champion isn’t far behind, and he still has that chair! The chair is bent and dented from all the damage it’s done, but will Rollins need to use it a little bit more tonight? Or can he have his match with Bryan and get out before a cash-in?
The bell rings and Rollins circles with Bryan. They tie up and Bryan headlocks to a takeover. Rollins headscissors but Bryan pops out. They go again and roles reverse as Rollins gets the headlock takeover. Bryan stands up instead to power out, but Rollins runs him over. Things speed up and Bryan tosses Rollins out. Bryan builds speed but Rollins punches him away! Rollins springboards for the lariat! Bryan bails out and Rollins runs to DIVE! Direct hit into barriers! Rollins gets back in and keeps going, to DIVE into Rowan’s claws! IRON CLAW to the apron!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by disqualification
Big Red doesn’t care about DQ’s as he clubs away on Rollins in the ring! Bryan soaks up the heat and Rowan sets Rollins up for the Knee Plus! But then The New Day come out! They go after their old enemies, Trouble in Paradise for Bryan! But then Kevin and Sami come in to go after them! And the Revival, too! They go after Woods, Kofi and Big E, but then the USOS come in! The Usos want after the Revival, and it’s just a crazy brawl! The Usos throw the #TopGuys out, then DOUBLE SUPERKICK Rowan! Big E clotheslines Rowan out! These five fire up and the Usos DOUBLE FLY! They bowl over everyone! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” as referees and security come out!
Bryan and Rollins are still in the ring and there’s going to be a RESTART! There will be a ban for everyone else at ringside, what happens now that things are truly 1v1?!
Seth Rollins VS Daniel Bryan!
Raw returns once more with the bell! Rollins and Bryan go at each other fast and furious! Rollins whips but Bryan holds ropes. Bryan dumps Rollins way out and hard! Bryan fetches Rollins to throw him into the steel steps! The ref begins a ring count, but Bryan drags Rollins in at 5. Bryan runs corner to corner for a dropkick! And then another! Bryan runs again, into a clothesline! Both men are down, but LA rallies up for Rollins. Rollins and Bryan slowly stand and Rollins throws punches and chops! He CHOPS then whips, but Bryan goes up and over. Bryan runs, dodges, but gets a Slingblade! Cover, TWO!
Rollins keeps his cool as he gets to his feet. He glares at Bryan as he stomps, “Burn It Down!” Fans chant along and Rollins aims. Mule kick and run, but Bryan avoids the stomp to roll Rollins up! TWO, and Rollins rolls Bryan! TWO, Bryan covers, TWO! Rollins and Bryan stand on wobbly legs, but Bryan throws heavy European Uppercuts. Rollins CHOPS back, and we go back and forth. Then Rollins switches to haymakers and so does Bryan. Bryan goes back to EuroUppers, but the kick misses. He catches the Pele into an Ankle Lock! Rollins flails and reaches, but Bryan shifts his grip to a waistlock, trapped-leg German Suplex! But Rollins falls out of the ring!
LA loves the action as Bryan goes to the apron. Bryan leaps for a flying knee! Rollins goes down hard! Bryan soaks up the heat then drags Rollins up and in at 5 again. Bryan takes his time climbing up high, but Rollins trips him up! Rollins climbs up to join Bryan, but Bryan holds on. Bryan fights back with body shots and then headbutts Rollins down. But Rollins is right back up! SUPERPLEX! Roll through, Falcon Arrow countered! To a LaBell Lock!! Rollins flails and endures as he reaches for ropes again! He claws and crawls, but Bryan shifts to a double arm! But Rollins uses his leg for the ROPEBREAK!
Bryan lets go at the ref’s count of 4, and grimaces as he gets to his feet. Bryan gives Rollins the Yes Kicks! Or should they be the Planet’s Kicks? The buzzsaw hits! Bryan then takes aim at Rollins from a corner. Rollins stands, but catches the knee into a BUCKLE BOMB! SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Rollins can’t believe it! But Rollins just keeps moving, going up top. Rollins leaps, but onto knees! LABELL LOCK RETURNS! Rollins endures all over again, but pries out to high stack! TWO, PELE! CURB STOMP! But Rollins has to crawl to his cover, Rollins still wins!!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall
Finally, the Architect has a win over Daniel Bryan! But just as he gets on stage, Corbin SMACKS Rollins with a chair! This is the Lone Wolf’s revenge from earlier tonight. Corbin SMACKS Rollins again! And again! Corbin drags Rollins into the ring and then drags him up for End of Days! Corbin holds the title up as if he’s already won! But who will his special guest referee be?
Well this was definitely another go-home Raw. There was so much promise going into this, but a lot of it got squandered. We started off better by having Rollins just beat the snot out of Elias as he issues his warning. He got to do a lot of beating of random superstars, which I feel like Rollins needed at this point. There’s only so much you can do with “paranoia” over Mr. MITB cashing in. Rollins should’ve used silver Sharpie to make notches for all the superstars he beat the crap out of. That chaos to “ruin” the “main event” was pretty good, with pretty much the best of both shows’ tag team divisions going after each other. I would love if SmackDown used this to create a massive tag team championship match for no later than Extreme Rules, with the winners being both SmackDown and Raw Tag Team Champions.
I just wish The Good Brothers/The Club would get back on track towards those belts. It was a good move to have AJ Styles give them a kick in the pants, but I suppose it is a bit soon for them to snap back. This story should give all three something to do for the Summer, and maybe all three are in line for titles come Summerslam. And I really liked how the Shane & Friends stuff turned out. First with Heath Slater, that gets Slater more Face sympathy while getting McIntyre more Heel heat. And then Roman finally gets to just dominate Shane the way he should have at Super Showdown. Roman VS McIntyre should be a good match, but I do dread Shane getting revenge by screwing Roman over again. Maybe this is meant to lead to Extreme Rules, too.
Raw did not do a good job of making it clear that the Fatal 5 contender’s match was Elimination style. But upon realizing it was, that was a smart choice. And I’m honestly surprised it’s Ricochet first up, I thought it’d be Strowman. But they did good at switching that on us, Ricochet VS Joe will be a great match. I don’t see Ricochet winning, though, because I feel it’s much more likely Samoa Joe moves on to face Miz at Extreme Rules for their own intensely personal match. But then Raw basically relies on SmackDown’s teams with that Six Man Tag. Being 2 out of 3 was a great move, if just to stretch for time. Woods & Big E VS Kevin & Sami, however, that’s just to fill the Stomping Grounds card. I wonder if that changes given the tag team brawl and my idea for the titles.
Once again, we see Vince doesn’t care about the Women’s Tag Division, and quite literally puts his plans for the singles titles above it. The IIconics VS Alexa & Nikki was just a framing device to create more heat between Alexa and Bayley. Though I will say, this is good use of the three involved in the SmackDown Women’s Championship scene. Nikki is falling hook, line and sinker for Alexa’s evil plan, and it might actually get Alexa the title. Between this and both tag titles possibly going to the same team, the Brand Split should just end with Summerslam and certainly before SmackDown goes to Fox. We NEED the Kabuki Warriors! And while fans love Becky, she and Lacey didn’t do that much. Their promos were good, but it was just a fast beat down and that’s all, because Becky surely wins again.
My Score: 7.5/10
AAA’s Review & Results 6/16/2019
Joe brings us AAA updates! Big matches! The Young Bucks defend the Tag Titles!
Joe brings us AAA updates! Big matches! The Young Bucks defend the Tag Titles!
Live on Twitch 6/15
Keyra and Hijo Del Tirantes vs Mamba and Maximo
This match wasn’t even remotely advertised. Well a cookie sheet gets introduced really quickly by Tirantes. After getting beat on some Maximo hits a dive through the middle rope. Nothing really happens for a few minutes. This is a really slow paced match. Mamba hits a power bomb on Keyra, reversing her hurricanrana. Tirantes tries to pretend he was fouled. Ref ain’t having it. Tirantes argues with the ref, Maximo kisses him and then rolls him up for the win. Maximo pins Tirantes with a roll up
Winners: Mamba and Maximo
Dr. Wagner comes out for a promo talking about Silver King. Rey Escorpion comes out saying he doesn’t care. Wagner pushes Rey and folks come out to beat him up but Pagano helps Wagner out.
Taya Valkyrie, Lady Shani, and Scarlett Bordeaux vs La Hiedra, Chik Tormenta, and Tessa Blanchard
Match starts out much quicker than the first thankfully. An array of trading moves. We get some normal back and forth action before it becomes a brawl again. Taya gets hit with a super kick, stunner, then a german suplex. Scarlett does a canadian destroyer on Tessa. Boy has that move been bastardized. Scarlett power bombs Tormenta but the pin gets broken up. Shani has a flurry on Hiedra and Tormenta and Scarlett hits a dive off of the top to the outside. Daga comes down and super kicks Taya and Tessa hook DDTs her for the win. Tessa pins Taya with a hook DDT
Winners: La Hiedra, Chik Tormenta, and Tessa Blanchard
Myzteziz Jr vs Puma King vs Sammy Guevara
A make shift triple threat match. Puma and Myzteziz tried to work on Sammy to start. This match is going at a crazy pace. Myzteziz hits a tornillo splash. Guevara hits one of his own. Myzteziz messes up a hurricanrana spot with Puma. There’s some double team offense with Sammy and Puma. Puma hits an over the top rope dive. Puma counters Myzteziz on the top rope for a power bomb. Sammy comes and hits a shooting star press during the pin to break it up and pin Myzteziz. Sammy Guevara pins Myzteziz Jr with a shooting star press.
Killer Kross comes out. Kross kills Puma King with a kick. He hits a modified F5 on Myzteziz
Winner: Sammy Guevera
Daga vs Laredo Kid
There is a feel out process and then each postures to the crowd. They have some back and forth pinning exchanges and then Daga starts to work him over. Laredo Kid hits a middle rope dive but it hurts him more. Daga takes advantage. It’s really a long casual back and forth. Tessa interferes when Laredo Kid has Daga beat. Laredo Kid goes for a top rope move and Daga low blows him and then double stomps the back of his head for the victory. There was a lot of posturing in this match. They try to remove Laredo Kid’s mask and Taya comes to make the save. Daga pins Laredo Kid with a double stomp to the back of the head.
La Parka, Aerostar, and Hijo del Vikingo vs Chessman, Australian Suicide, and Monster Clown
The rudos quickly beat up on the tecnicos. This is pretty much a hardcore match. A trashcan gets introduced fairly early. Chessman brings a chair in. Vikingo uses his agility to gain the advantage on Chessman. Aerostar hits a tornillo splash and then makes Chessman miss an attack and hit Monster Clown. Aerostar climbs a structure which is legit like 25 feet off of the ground. Aerostar cannon balls off of it. What the hell. Suicide hits a piledriver on Vikingo for a close count. They go to the top rope and over rotate on a spanish fly. Vikingo gets crotched and dropped by Suicide. Suicide goes for a sideways shooting star but Vikingo gets the knees up. Vikingo hits an imploder 450 for the win. Hijo del Vikingo pins Australian Suicide with an imploder 450.
Winners: La Parka, Aerostar, and Hijo del Vikingo
Dr. Wagner Jr, Psycho Clown, and Pagano vs Rey Escorpion, Taurus, and Killer Kross
Scarlett was a baby face earlier in the night and now she’s heel because she’s with Kevin Kross. They all start brawling on the outside. Dr. Wagner clearly has hair extensions in. It’s hilarious. This is really like 5 on 3 with Scarlett and Hiedra out there. We got cookie sheets and other weapons. Psycho Clown gets his trusty broomstick. Kross is selling on the outside and Scarlett is shielding him. Clown gets his strap and hits everyone with it. Wagner and Escorpion go at it. Kross goes to the top and hits a sloppy frog splash. He goes up to the top again but Puma King comes out and head scissors him. He drops kicks a chair into him then hits a plauncha. Pagano then hits a dive through the middle rope. Wagner hits a flip dive off of the apron on Taurus. Clown gets Rey in a pinning combo and Hiedra stops it. Clown makes Rey attack Hiedra and then Rey takes his mask off for the DQ. Escorpion attacks the ref with a cookie sheet. The rudos stand tall at the end. Which is usual for AAA. Psycho Clown wins via mask removal
Winners: Dr. Wagner Jr, Psycho Clown, and Pagano
Live on Twitch 6/16 Verano de Escandalo
(Reina de Reinas) Keyra vs Lady Shani (Champ) vs Chik Tormenta
Just as the match was gonna start AAA has technical difficulties. Never change AAA. We finally come back to Keyra having Shani in a pinning combo. They apologize for the technical difficulties. Hey don’t apologize to us, you guys probably have a lot of casual viewers for this show. Lol. Keyra hits a nice hurricanrana and split leg moonsault on Shani. She hits a face buster on Tormenta but Shani breaks up the pin. Tormenta does a running death valley on Keyra into Shani. We are a little sloppy in this match but it’s okay, they’re working hard. Shani does a back stabber on Keyra on the apron. I think that hurts Shani more. Tormenta kicks her and does a knee dive off of the apron. Back in the room they do a tower of doom spot. Keyra kicks out of the power bomb by Shani. Shani hits a northern lights suplex on Keyra but she kicks out. Keyra rolls out of a victory roll and stomps on Shani and then pins her. Interesting finish. Keyra pins Shani with a double stomp into a pinning combo.
The Young Bucks come out for a promo. Fenix comes out with that belt he’ll never defend. Pentagon alerts us Los Lucha Bros have 0 fear. Konnan comes out in a D Wade Jersey and a chair. Looking in the best shape he’s looked in years probably. So basically Lucha Bros turned on Konnan so he brings the Bucks in. Konnan slaps Pentagon and the Bucks come running out. The beat down is on. Definitely got better heat this time than last time they were here. Now the crowd knows to boo them later.
Faby Apache vs Hijo del Tirantes
Time to follow up that segment with this match. Tirantes beats up on Faby to start. Tormenta is at ring side with Tirantes so it’s basically a handicap match. Tirantes smashes Faby with a cookie sheet. Faby dodges the attacks finally and gets the cookie sheet and hits Tirantes and Tormenta. They keep starting up someone’s theme by accident I presume. Sounds like Scarlett’s. Faby is now beating down Tirantes. Crowd’s going crazy for this. I imagine the casual viewers on twitch aren’t. Faby gets a conveniently placed trash can and lid. She goes to put Tirantes in a surfboard stretch but Tormenta comes from behind. Faby hits a face buster on her. Tirantes hits one on her and nearly kills her but she kicks out. Tormenta throws a trash can to Tirantes. Faby drop kicks it and pins him. Faby Apache pins Tirantes with a top rope drop kick into a trash can.
Post match he goes to shake her hand but he beats her down with Tormenta.
Winner: Faby Apache
Maximo and Mamba vs Sammy Guevara and Australian Suicide
Sammy gets on commentary during the Exoticos entrance to tell everyone to check out his youtube page. There’s a ridiculous amount of posturing to start this match. Mamba slaps Sammy and drop kicks him out. And that’s like all that’s happened for 5 minutes. Maximo knocks them out of the ring, and then Mamba comes in to go for dives but Suicide and Guevara enter and super kick them. Sammy and Suicide pretty much just beat them down. They miss spots and Maximo and Mamba kiss them then make them kiss each other. Then they hit middle rope dives. Back in the ring they both hit swanton bombs that get kicked out of. Suicide and Guevara get Maximo and Mamba to the outside. Suicide hits a back flip dive and Guevara hits a tornillo. Guevara hits a swanton bomb. Suicide hits a 450 then hits a middle rope dive on Maximo. Guevara then hits a shooting star press for the win. Sammy Guevara pins Mamba with a shooting star press
Winners: Sammy Guevara and Australian Suicide
Laredo Kid and Taya Valkyrie vs Daga and Tessa Blanchard
Taya and Tessa start fighting to start. Laredo Kid hits a hurricanrana on Daga and Taya kicks Tessa to the outside. They go for dives but Tessa and Daga get back in. Tessa is clearly jawing at someone in the crowd. Tessa spent time working on Taya. Taya gets the hot tag to Laredo and he hits a michinoku driver on Laredo followed by two moonsaults. Daga catches him and hits a neck breaker. Tessa hits a cutter on Laredo. Taya attacks her. She hits her of of the apron and Daga catches her. Taya hits a dive onto them, then Laredo Kid hits a moonsault to the outside. Back in the ring Daga hits a kicking combo on Taya. Daga hits a back stabber but Laredo breaks up the pin. Laredo hits a 450 on Daga but Tessa breaks it up. Daga pulls out brass knuckles and goes to punch Laredo but he ducks and Daga hits Tessa. They go to the top and fight and Laredo Kid hits a Laredo Fly on Daga for the win. Laredo Kid pins Daga with a Laredo Fly
Winners: Laredo Kid and Taya
Pagano, Aerostar, and Puma King vs Chessman, Monster Clown, and Killer Kross
Kross coming out with Scarlett. Monster Clown grabs a kid out of the crowd because why not. We are wasting no time and it’s time for some brawling. They’re beating down the tecnicos with weapons. Scarlett is getting involved so it’s like a 4 on 3. Pagano tries a handspring attack and it goes very bad. Kross choke slams him. Scarlett seduces Aerostar then hits a Canadian Destroyer. Aerostar gets launched and hits a hurricanrana on Monster Clown. Scarlett hits Kross by accident. Aerostar hits a fast paced dive on Monster. Pagano hits a middle rope dive on Chessman. Puma hits one on Kross. Dives everywhere. Pagano completely misses a leg drop on Chessman. Pagano completely fucks up a middle rope dive by bouncing off the ropes. Aerostar climbs the structure and dives off of it. And he bounces off the floor. What’s wrong him. A ladder gets set up and Puma power bombs Chessman through it for the win. Puma King power bombs Chessman through a ladder for the pin.
Kross beats up Puma post match. He hits an F5 and a power bomb and takes Puma’s mask.
Winners: Pagano, Aerostar, and Puma King
La Parka, Myzteziz Jr, and Hijo del Vikingo vs Texano Jr, Rey Escorpion, and La Hiedra
Match starts with a beat down. Naturally. Rudos beating down tecnicos. They throw Vikingo with a rope by the balls and then Hiedra drop kicks him. Hugo asks if that’s a foul as La Parka comes in with a chair. Myzteziz almost breaks him neck on a failed shooting star attempt. Vikingo shows him how to do it. Back in the ring Myzteziz does a few spots redeeming himself. Vikingo gets offense in on Escorpion. Tries a springboard dragonranna but messes up. Eventually he hits a hurricanrana to the outside. La Parka does a plethora of goofy spots. Myzteziz goes for a dragonranna on Escorpion but he counters with a power bomb through chairs. Vikingo slams Hiedra and hits an imploder 450 for the win. Hijo del Vikingo pins Hiedra with an imploder 450.
They beat down Vikingo post match.
Winners: La Parka, Myzteziz Jr, and Hijo del Vikingo
(AAA Tag team titles) Pentagon Jr and Fenix vs Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson (Champs)
Lucha Bros jump the Bucks. Matt Jackson does 3 northern lights suplexes to Fenix then does one to Fenix and Pentagon at the same time. Matt does a baseball slide and then Nick does a dive over him. Matt unties Pentagon’s mask and then beats him up in the crowd. Back in the ring they hit double super kicks. Pentagon hits sling blades on both Bucks. Fenix does a double cutter. They roll out and Fenix hits a huge dive and goes flying into the crowd while Pentagon hits Matt with the Pentagon driver. Matt hits a Canadian destroyer then a spear and Fenix breaks it up. Lucha bros go for super kicks but the Bucks reverse it into sharptshooters. Lucha bros break out and a ton of super kicks get hit. Nick hits a frog splash on Fenix and Penta runs up his back and hits a Canadian destroyer on Matt. Fenix then hits a stomp on the apron on Nick. Pentagon hits the package piledriver on Matt. He kicks out. Then Fenix and Pentagon do the combo package piledriver. Nick pulls the ref out. Nick does an asai moonsault to the ref and Fenix. Matt pulls off Pentagon’s mask and kicks him in the groin and then they hit a Meltzer driver. Fenix pulls the ref out now. Fenix kicks Matt in the groin and then hits a cutter for a two. A new ref is out here now. They do the combo package piledriver again and Fenix hits a middle rope splash on Nick. Penta pins Matt. Pentagon pins Matt Jackson with a package piledriver combo.
Winners: Pentagon and Fenix
Dr. Wagner Jr and Psycho Clown vs Blue Demon Jr and Taurus
There’s some posturing and now the match is on. Wagner and Demon quickly brawl into the crowd. Actually all 4 of them are brawling. Wagner is bleeding already. Finally after a long beat down Wagner and Psycho make a come back. Wagner back drops Taurus to the outside and Clown hits a dive through the middle turnbuckle. Wagner hits a senton splash on Demon. Wagner rips Demon’s mask and bites him. Clown breaks a broom over Taurus’ back. Blue Demon is bleeding badly now. Taurus sets up a table. Clown hits the double stomp in the corner for a two count. Taurus misses a corner attack and then Clown hits a dive through the middle rope. Wagner back drops Demon onto a table. Wagner then hits a michinoku driver for the win. Dr. Wagner pins Blue Demon with a Michinoku driver
Winners: Pscyho Clown and Dr. Wagner Jr