WWE makes a huge splash down under at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds! Will it be The Game or the Dead Man who wins their #LastTimeEver Super Show-Down match?
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The New Day VS The Bar; The New Day wins and retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch VS Charlotte Flair; Flair wins by disqualification, Lynch retains the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
- John Cena & Bobby Lashley VS Kevin Owens & Elias; Cena & Lashley win.
- Asuka & Naomi VS The IIconics; The IIconics win.
- WWE Championship No Holds Barred Match: AJ Styles VS Samoa Joe; Styles wins and retains the WWE Championship.
- Six Woman Tag: Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins VS The Riott Squad; Rousey & The Bella Twins win.
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander VS Buddy Murphy; Murphy wins and becomes the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.
- Six Man Tag: The Shield VS The Pack; The Shield wins.
- WWE Championship #1 Contender’s match: Daniel Bryan VS The Miz; Bryan wins and will challenge for the WWE Championship at WWE Crown Jewel.
- Last Time Ever: Triple H w/ Shawn Michaels VS The Undertaker w/ Kane; changed into…
- Last Time Ever, No Disqualifications: Triple H w/ Shawn Michaels VS The Undertaker w/ Kane; HHH wins.
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Melbourne, the time has come.
The stars align for this global event. There will be many first time ever matches, but only one #LastTimeEver. Twenty years, an entire Era, comes full circle as the Phenom and the Game collide not just one more time, but one final time, with their strongest allies behind them. But at the same time, grudges must be settled, wars must be waged, and a champion must be crowned! Are you ready for this super show? Are you ready for Super Show Down!?
SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The New Day VS The Bar!
Awww~ Melbourne~! Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for this opening tag team title match, and feel~, the power~! These two top teams of the Blue Brand and WWE overall collide one more time in the land down under to see who returns to the states the W, W, E, SmackDown, Tag, Team, Champions~!
The bell rings and New Day is in speed formation with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. Kofi starts against Cesaro and Melbourne are strong behind New Day. Cesaro gets the headlock but Kofi powers out, only for Cesaro to run him over. Things speed up and Kofi elbows Cesaro down. Cover, ONE, tag to Woods. Kofi kicks, Woods lariats and Kofi splashes. Woods goes up, Kofi tags in, big elbow drop. Woods intercepts Sheamus and Kofi springboards for another splash! Now Woods uses Kofi for the step stool and senton, then Kofi slingshots back for another splash! Cover, TWO! Sheamus helps Cesaro get out and they regroup. Kofi hits Sheamus, then FLIES! But The Bar catches him, so Woods adds on. It’s not enough as Sheamus catches Woods and rams him into a post! Cesaro rams Kofi into the post, too, and The Bar now has control.
Big E coaches his boys up, but Cesaro covers Kofi. TWO, and Cesaro tags to Sheamus. The Bar double whip and Super Saiyan Kicks! Sheamus drags Kofi out for a lariat, cover, TWO! He keeps on Kofi with the high keylock. Fans rally up and Kofi feeds off the energy. Kofi gets up but Sheamus knocks him down. Tag to Cesaro he gives Kofi a BIG European Uppercut. Cover, TWO, but Cesaro puts Kofi in a modified crossface that puts a knee into the back of Kofi’s head. Cesaro pulls back but Kofi endures. Melbourne rallies up again and Kofi moves around. Kofi fights with elbows but Cesaro pushes. Kofi sunset flips, TWO! Cesaro has a foot and drags Kofi over to tag in Sheamus. Sheamus stomps Kofi then kicks him to the ropes. He drags Kofi up but Beats of the Bodhrain! Sheamus gives four, then tags to Cesaro.
The Bar double suplexes Kofi up and in, Cesaro covers, TWO! Woods returns to the corner and fans rally. Cesaro puts Kofi in a chinbar and armlock. Kofi works his way up but Cesaro wrenches harder. Kofi throws hands and jawbreakers, but Cesaro tags to Sheamus. Sheamus intercepts by hitting Woods back down. Kofi evades but there’s no one to tag. Sheamus tags Cesaro and Cesaro hits a EuroUpper! He brings Kofi over and The Bar give a double backbreaker! Cesaro covers, TWO! Cesaro puts Kofi on the ropes to choke, then Sheamus gest a cheap shot knee! Cover, TWO! The Bar argues the count, but two is two. Big E coaches up Kofi but Cesaro looms over the high-flyer. Cesaro shoves Kofi to the corner but Kofi fights out. Kofi backs Cesaro down but Cesaro whips him. Kofi dumps Cesaro out! Woods is back and fans fire up!
Kofi crawls but Cesaro tags Sheamus. Kofi tags Woods and Woods rallies! SUPERKICK for Cesaro then he dodges around Sheamus. Mule kick to sliding shot! Cover, TWO! Woods keeps going, chopping away on Sheamus. Sheamus kicks low and tosses Woods out, but Woods says on the apron. Woods kicks back, then step-in springboards, but Sheamus denies the DDT. Sheamus gives Woods the Irish Curse backbreaker, covers, TWO! Big E checks on Kofi while Sheamus goes to a corner. Sheamus roars and aims at Woods. He runs in, but Woods dodges the boot to roll up! TWO and Woods mule kicks Sheamus. Sheamus staggers into a tag from Cesaro. Woods runs but Sheamus tosses him into Cesaro’s EuroUpper! Cover, TWO!
Cesaro grabs the legs and takes Woods swinging! He swings Woods around and around, then puts on the Sharpshooter! Woods endures as Cesaro sits down deep. Kofi slowly returns but Sheamus intercepts him. Kofi shoves Sheamus away to kick Cesaro! Sheamus comes in and grabs Kofi, but Kofi brings him out with body scissors! They’re both down and Woods cradles Cesaro! TWO, but Cesaro rolls Woods, with ropes! Kofi stops that, but then Sheamus grabs him. Kofi breaks free to hit Trouble in Paradise! Woods baits Cesaro into a boot and Kofi tags in. Woods feeds Cesaro to Kofi’s swinging boots, then gives him a backstabber! Kofi climbs and jumps for double stomps against those knees! Cover, New Day wins!
Winners: The New Day, Kofi Kingston pinning; still SmackDown Tag Team Champions
The five-time tag team champions are still the five-time tag team champions as the speed formation gets the win! Will this fifth reign be even greater than their record setting fourth reign?
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch VS Charlotte Flair!
The Lass Kicker finally sits back atop her Women’s Division, but her former friend in The Queen of Flair won’t just sit back and let her have her way. Will Becky’s two-year struggle be for naught? Or will she be too Relent-Lass for Charlotte to overcome?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin! Charlotte and Becky circle and Melbourne is more on Becky’s side than Charlotte’s. Becky likes that as she kicks and forearms Charlotte. She grinds Charlotte against ropes. Charlotte boots but Becky blocks that to send it sideways. Becky goes after that leg then sweeps the other. She drags Charlotte up but Charlotte fights back with big knees and forearms. Charlotte puts Becky in a corner but Becky boots back. Becky kicks Charlotte into buckles then goes out of the ring. She drags Charlotte all the way out and to the floor! The referee checks on Charlotte and reprimands Becky, but Becky keeps on Charlotte by shoving her into the post! Charlotte shouts in pain from her shoulder, but Becky puts her back in the ring. Cover, TWO!
Becky keeps her cool and stomps a mudhole into Charlotte. She backs off at 4 but goes after Charlotte at the ropes. She stops at 4 again, to bring Charlotte up. Becky elbows Charlotte’s neck then whips her to a corner. Charlotte tumbles to the apron then slingshots in for a roll up. TWO, and Charlotte chops! Becky dodges the next one to tilt-o-whirl takedown into the Fujiwara armbar! Becky pulls back as hard as she can but Charlotte endures. Charlotte powers her way up but Becky brings her back down! Becky pulls on fingers on top of the arm, but Charlotte still endures. Fans rally as they stand up, and Charlotte sidewalk slams Becky! Becky staggers into a back suplex! Both women are down but stirring. Fans rally up for Becky as she stands.
Becky gives Charlotte EuroUppers, then a back kick. Charlotte turns that around to knee drop the back of the leg! Becky staggers into more Flair chops! Charlotte chops and chops then whips but Becky blocks. Charlotte kicks the bad leg, then puts Becky in a corner. Becky dodges to jump kick! Becky scoops Charlotte, but Charlotte fights out. Charlotte scoops and tosses Becky with the exploder! Becky flounders to a corner while Charlotte kips up. Charlotte walks over but Becky puts her into buckles. Becky hops up, leaps and hits the forearms. Cover, TWO! Becky grows frustrated already, but she knows Charlotte well enough to know this won’t be so easy. Becky glares at Charlotte and goes after the arm. Charlotte gets a takedown and wants her hold but Becky punches her away. Charlottes boots Becky down! Cover, TWO!
Charlotte keeps her cool, and takes a moment to catch her breath. Becky gets her in a roll up, TWO! Charlotte forearms Becky but Becky comes back with a forearm. Charlotte forearms again, but so does Becky. They go back and forth, staggering but still standing with every shot. Becky gets an edge, then headbutts! Charlotte SPEARS! Cover, TWO!! Becky survives and now Charlotte is growing frustrated. Charlotte sits up first and drags herself up with ropes. She gets herself to a corner and climbs up top. Charlotte aims, moonsault hits knees! Becky rolls Charlotte up, TWO! Enziguri! Becky staggers over but she wants to go up top. She takes aim, leg drop flops as Charlotte evades!
Charlotte boots Becky back down, then goes after the legs. She drags Becky around for the Boston Crab! Becky endures and crawls towards ropes, for the ropebreak! Charlotte lets go, and grits her teeth. Becky grabs her belt and wants out. But Charlotte pursues, tackling Becky into barriers! Charlotte puts Becky in the ring, but Becky kicks her. Charlotte SPEARS again! But she doesn’t cover, she wants the Figure Four! She gets it! Charlotte wants the bridge but Becky knows it. Becky moves around and drags towards the ropes, but Charlotte gets the Figure Eight! But Becky slaps her with the belt!
Winner: Charlotte, by disqualification; Becky is still SmackDown Women’s Champion
Champion’s Advantage of course works to the advantage of the champion. Becky lets Charlotte win this match, but Becky keeps the title. If it took an act of desperation to hold onto the title, will Becky be able to keep her reign going? Or will The Queen regain her throne sooner rather than later?
Charlotte isn’t happy with the result either way, and she goes after Becky at the ramp! She drags Becky back to the ring, but Becky slips out to attack back! Becky drags Charlotte up now and throws her with a Becksploder! The Lass Kicker wants more, and she knees Charlotte’s head into the barriers! Becky leaves Charlotte down and out, who else will be burned by the Straight Fire?
Ladies and Gentlemen: Elias and Kevin Owens.
The Drifter and Prizefighter have come to Melbourne. Elias plays the opening to Thunderstruck by ACDC, and puts his own spin on it, and Melbourne likes it. Elias is officially an international sensation, but he knows he’s most loved in the land down under. But that’s because Australia knows the truth: WWE stands for “Walk With Elias!”
Tonight is going to be a great night but it’s even better with his big fan and good friend, Kevin Owens, with him. Kevin knows usually nothing cheers him up quite like Elias’ music, but who knows if that’ll happen tonight? These two great guys sit in a cesspool of a city. Kevin told them Super Show Down should be in Canada! Elias says that’s fine, but he got some advice. When things get bad, don’t worry, because John Cena and Bobby Lashley will choke, just like Collingwood did. Melbourne seems to like hearing that. But before Elias can sing a song, Lashley makes his entrance!
John Cena & Bobby Lashley VS Kevin Owens & Elias!
The Dominator has had his problems with both Kevin and Elias, but he’s not alone. The 16-time WWE world champion has had his history with both Prizefighter and Drifter, and makes his return to the ring for this historic event! Of course, Kevin claims that’s the only reason Cena is back, meaning Cena and Lashley won’t work well together the way the good friends, Kevin and Elias, will. Will Kevin be proven right or wrong when these two big names combine forces for Super Show Down?
The teams sort out, and Kevin starts while fans duel as always about “Let’s Go, Cena!” “Cena Sucks!” But Cena lets Lashley start, so Lashley circles with Kevin. Kevin tags out to Elias so Elias circles with Lashley. They tie up and Lashley gets the wristlock. Lashley wrenches the arm and yanks on it. Lashley jams the arm then clubs Elias on th back. He throws in a knee then runs to run Elias over with a shoulder. Elias gets to a corner and knees back. Elias chops Lashley then throws forearms. He runs but into Lashley’s Thesz Press! Lashley puts Elias in a corner for haymakers then whips him corner to corner. He runs in but Elias boots Lashley away. Elias runs but Lashley leaps over to then powerslam! Cover, TWO! Elias gets to his corner and Kevin tags in.
Lashley still goes after Elias but Kevin goes after Lashley. Kevin puts on a headlock but Lashley powers out. They collide shoulders but neither man stands. Kevin kicks and headlocks but Lashley powers out. They collide shoulders again, but then Lashley turns Kevin around for the swinging neckbreaker. Lashley runs in at Kevin for the big shoulder tackle. He then climbs up for corner punches. Lashley gets six but Elias comes in. Lashley hits Elias but then misses Kevin. He dodges Elias and has to fight them both off. He complete shots Kevin, then points to Cena. But Elias intercepts and knocks Cena off the apron. Lashley lifts Elias but Kevin SUPERKICKS him down! Kevin stomps away then says he can’t see Cena.
Kevin drags Lashley over and Elias tags in. They mug Lashley, then stomp a mudhole into him. Elias throws hands, then bumps Lashley off buckles. Elias scoops and slams Lashley to then drop an elbow. Cover, ONE! Elias keeps on Lashley and Kevin tags in. They continue to mug Lashley, then Kevin throws in shoulders. Kevin taunts Cena then goes back to keeping Lashley away. He clubs and kicks Lashley but won’t stop taunting Cena. Kevin forearms Lashley then puts on a chinlock. Fans rally for Lashley and Lashley feeds off the energy. Lashley reaches out to Cena but Kevin drives him down with a DDT! Cover, TWO! Kevin drags Lashley up and over to tag Elias in. Elias rams his shoulder into Lashley, then brings Lashley up for a backbreaker. Cover, TWO! Elias keeps on Lashley and tags Kevin back in.
Lashley fights out now, and keeps Elias from escaping by going after him with a suplex. Kevin saves Elias, but Lashley throws hands on him. Lashley hits Elias for good measure, but then misses on his spear! Lashley crashes and burns, but Kevin tags Elias. Elias goes after Lashley and puts him into the post. He puts Lashley in the ring then tags Kevin back in. Kevin climbs, for a frog splash! Cover, TWO! Lashley survives and Kevin is livid. Kevin drags Lashley up as fans rally up. Lashley reaches again but Kevin clubs him down. Kevin has Lashley in the facelock, but Cena rallies the fans again. Lashley stands and fights out. Kevin knees low then runs, but into the spinebuster!
Lashley crawls for his corner, and Cena is ready! Hot tag to Cena and Elias! Cena rallies with his shoulder tackles! Then the spin-out bomb, and of course, “You Can’t See Me!” Five Knuckle Shuffle! He fireman’s carry and hits the Attitude Adjustment! But he’s not done there, Cena uses his newest move, the Lightning Punch! Cover, Cena & Lashley win!
Winners: Cena & Lashley, John Cena pinning
The Franchise and the Dominator power through the Drifter and the Prizefighter! Will Cena return to use that Sixth Move of Doom to get that 17th world title reign? Will Lashley himself make his way back towards a title?
Cena takes a mic and speaks.
“I honestly didn’t know what to expect coming back here tonight.” Cena thanks the fans, as WWE is and will always be his home. His life is changing, but he’ll never forget where he came from. Cena wants to let us know he has no idea what the future holds, so he’ll focus on the now. Cena stands in front of 70000 people making some noise, and he means this from the bottom of his heart: there’s not a better feeling in the world. He thanks them for letting him be part of this event. When and where will we see Cena again?
Asuka & Naomi VS The IIconics!
Billie Kay & Peyton Royce marvel at being back. It’s so beautiful that they’re finally– Wait, Peyton wants to say it. No, Billie wants to say it. They’ll say it together: they’re home! There’s no place they’d rather be and no audience they’d rather compete in front of. Asuka and Naomi are “not too shabby”, but Australia and the world will see #WeAreIIconic! Will being back in Melbourne give the Iconic Duo the power they need to overcome Asuka & Naomi? Or is no one, no matter where they are, ready to #FeelTheGlow?
The bell rings and Naomi starts against Peyton. The two circle and tie up. Naomi powers Peyton to ropes but Peyton turns it around. Peyton shoves Naomi and the IIconics laugh, but then Naomi hits back with forearms! Naomi goes to bulldog but Peyton pushes her into buckles! Peyton brings Naomi back and tags Billie. The IIconics double wrench and kick Naomi down. Billie sits Naomi up but Naomi counters. Billie catches the kick but Naomi does the splits and shimmy. Naomi shoves Billie then blocks her kick. Billie begs for mercy, she can’t do the splits. Naomi pulls and ouch goes the thighs. Asuka tags in and Glowmorrow whips. They pass Billie through to sweep and dropkick!
Asuka whips but Billie reverses. Asuka goes up and over and wiggles her hips. Billie runs at Asuka but Asuka grabs the arm. They spin around as Asuka tries to get the takedown! Billie tags Peyton and Peyton saves Billie. Naomi comes in but the duo backs down to strike their “IIconic!” pose. Then they rush Asuka and Naomi, only to get dropkicks! Glowmorrow counts it out, “Ichi! Ni! San!” and they double hip attack the IIconics down! Glowmorrow also do their own secret handshake and pose. Asuka fetches Peyton and catches her by her hair. They go in the ring but Billie distracts. Peyton grabs a leg, Billie gets in for the boot! Peyton covers, TWO! The IIconics are furious but Peyton throws hands on Asuka. Cover, TWO! Peyton tags Billie and the IIconics work together to heel kick Asuka down. Billie covers, TWO!
Billie keeps on Asuka with the armlock. Both IIconics trash talk but Asuka endures. Fans rally up and Asuka fights her way up. Billie knees low but Asuka fights out of the IIconic corner. Asuka gets past Billie to roll her up, TWO! Billie drags Asuka up but Asuka reaches for Naomi. Billie kicks but Asuka catches her into a German Suplex! Fans rally as both women crawl for their corners. Hot tags to Peyton and Naomi! Naomi rallies on Peyton, then springboards for the roundhouse! Peyton is dizzy, Naomi bulldogs her into the buckle. Naomi jumps up, split leg moonsault! Billie breaks the cover, but Asuka dropkicks her down!
Naomi slingshots onto Peyton on the outside, then spanks her butt! Billie anchors Naomi into the apron! Asuka goes after Billie but Billie sends Asuka into barriers. Peyton drags Naomi in, Billie waistlocks and wheelbarrows Naomi, IIconic knee! Cover, the IIconics win!!
Winners: The IIconics, Peyton Royce pinning
Melbourne celebrates their hometown heroes being victorious! Will Peyton & Billie use this to move up in the SmackDown Women’s Division and make the future truly IIconic?
WWE Championship No Holds Barred Match: AJ Styles VS Samoa Joe!
The Phenomenal One and the Destroyer were once good friends, but perhaps being such good friends is how Joe learned Styles’ weakness. Joe would burn the bridge between him and Styles by using Styles’ own family as a pressure point to hurt the champion. It backfired at first, as Styles went after Joe so hard, he got disqualified. Then in their rematch, Styles survived, but not without controversy. Joe demanded this match, and SmackDown GM Paige agreed. There MUST be a winner this time, so the rules go out the window! Does Styles have a chance of surviving? Or will he leave Joe for dead in the land down under?
Before the bell, Joe waits for Styles on the ramp. Styles marches his way down, eyes locked with Joe, and the fight is on! They brawl on the ramp and Joe headbutts Styles. Styles hits back and throws Joe into barriers! He puts puts Joe in the ring and this match officially begins! Styles throws Joe into a corner then throws hands. Joe can only defend himself, then he throws jabs back. Joe backs Styles down until Styles falls down. Styles stands up and hits Joe back with a heavy haymaker. Joe stands but Styles is on him again. Joe throws Styles out then follows, but Styles trips him up. Even so, Joe shoves Styles over the announce desk! Styles quickly gets up and chases Joe back into the ring.
Styles kicks Joe down, then stalks him to a corner. He kicks Joe again, then chops him. Styles bumps Joe off buckles then rams in a shoulder. Fans duel as Styles snapmares Joe and kicks him in the back. Styles kicks Joe in the chest, but Joe grits his teeth. Joe chops Styles off his feet! Joe stalks Styles now, then chops him off his feet again. He headbutts Styles then jabs him against the ropes. Joe runs and boots Styles out of the ring! Joe waits for Styles as long as it takes, because there are no count-outs. Styles stands and Joe builds speed to DIVE! Joe barrels Styles into barriers! Joe paces while Styles crawls. Styles makes it around the corner but Joe is there to bounce him off steel steps. Joe stalks Styles and whips him to barriers. Then he forearms Styles back into them!
Joe drags Styles up for a snap suplex to the floor, then looms over Styles as he writhes. He puts Styles in the ring, then soaks up the heat. Joe snapmares Styles into a vice grip on the shoulder. Styles endures but Joe has an iron grip. Fans rally up and Styles stands to fight out with elbows. Styles throws haymakers, then runs, but into Joe’s big back elbow! Cover, TWO! Joe keeps his cool as he puts that grip back on Styles’ shoulder. Styles again endures while fans rally up. Styles pries his way out and fights back with chops. He chops and forearms then whips, but Joe reverses. Joe hits the back elbow to Pele! Styles flops out to the apron while fans duel again. Joe drags Styles for a cover, TWO! Styles drags himself back to the apron, but Joe keeps his eyes on him.
Joe grabs the legs and catapults Styles into the ropes for the guillotine. Styles coughs and gasps for air as he flops to the floor. Fans chant “We Want Tables!” while Styles staggers to his feet. Joe stalks Styles to stomp him at the apron. Joe drags Styles up and suplexes, but Styles holds onto ropes. Now Styles to suplex Joe out, but Joe resists. Joe gets Styles up and in but Styles slips out to then throw the Phenomenal Blitz! Joe is on his knees, Styles runs and hits the forearm! Styles catches his breath while Joe crawls to a corner. Styles runs in corner to corner for the big clothesline. Joe gets out of the fireman’s carry but Styles elbows Joe away. Styles hops up and hits the moonsault DDT! Cover, TWO! Styles keeps his cool, and drags Joe up.
Styles wants the Clash, but Joe sweeps the legs to catapult Styles into buckles. Joe then runs him over with a lariat! Cover, TWO! Joe drags Styles up for a fireman’s carry. Styles fights out to enziguri! Joe wobbles but stays standing. Styles runs but into the powerslam! Cover, TWO! Styles barely survives but Joe is still just as frustrated. Joe drags Styles back up and whips him to a corner. Styles hits back then hops up, but Joe catches the moonsault for a driver! Cover, TWO!! Joe is so close but still so far. Fans duel as Joe comes up with ideas. Joe rolls out, and he snags a chair from the timekeeper’s area. Joe aims at Styles but Styles dropkicks the chair into his face! Styles stands while Joe is down.
Styles decides to take that chair for his own, to jab it into his ribs and SMACK it across his back! Joe hides under the bottom rope but that won’t spare him. Styles jabs and SMACKS Joe again, then sits the chair up. Styles takes a seat to wait for Joe, so that he can kick him. Then he positions the chair and puts Joe in a corner. Styles backs off, runs back in, and uses the chair for a step stool, only for Joe to catch him, and urenage him onto the chair! Joe covers, TWO!! Styles still survives and Joe grows further frustrated. Joe rolls out because he wants something else. He goes to the ring, and pulls out a table! Melbourne is happy to see that!
Joe brings the table up and in, but first SMACKS Styles with the chair! Styles writhes in pain while Joe sets up that table. Joe drags Styles to the corner and up to the top rope. Fans anticipate what’s coming, but so does Styles. Styles slips out and electric chairs Joe and himself through that table!! Joe clutches his leg, but “This is Awesome!” Styles drags himself up but so does Joe. Joe can barely walk, and the referee checks on Joe. Joe says he heard something pop, but he won’t let this end the match. Styles comes over and moves the ref aside, to stalk the wounded Joe. He goes after the bad leg with vicious stomps! Styles shows no mercy for the man who threatened his family! He grabs and snaps the leg in the toehold, and says “He’s mine now!”
Styles grabs that leg for a DDT into the mat. He drags Joe up to a corner, and just as Joe said before, Styles reminds Joe there are consequences for our actions. But Joe turns things around to put Styles in the corner, only for Styles to get the leg for the Calf Crusher! Joe grabs Styles first, for the Coquina Clutch! Styles squirms around, but a ropebreak doesn’t do anything. Even so, Styles uses the ropes to get out of the hold then he roundhouses Joe away! Styles hurries back up, forearms Joe away, then hotshots him. Joe falls and Styles aims, for a springboard 450 on that bad leg! Styles doesn’t cover, he wants Joe to suffer as he suffered.
Joe rolls out but Styles pursues. Styles kicks that bad leg even as Joe hobbles. He forearms Joe against the barriers but then Joe dumps Styles over. Joe chops Styles now, right in front of the fans. Styles forearms Joe away, then uses the barriers as a springboard for the Phenomenal Forearm! Joe is now dead weight but Styles drags Joe up and in, because the fall has to happen in the ring. Styles prepares his forearm again, and aims at Joe. Joe manages to stand, and Styles springboards, but into the Coquina Clutch! Joe doesn’t have it all, and Styles backs him into buckles. But Joe holds on, and then uses the clutch to suplex Styles! Cover, TWO!!
Both men are down from exhaustion and pain, but this match must continue. They slowly stir, and Joe stands first. Joe puts Styles in a corner, then hoists him back up top. He chops Styles then tucks him in, for a Muscle Buster lift. Styles slips out as the knee gives out, roll up, TWO, COQUINA!! Joe can’t get the body scissors and Styles rolls up like Hell in a Cell! TWO, and Styles shifts right to the Calf Crusher! He even uses Joe’s own boot straps against him! Joe endures as Styles pulls way back. JOE TAPS! STYLES WINS!
Winner: AJ Styles, by submission; still WWE Champion
There had to be a winner, and there was! SmackDown stays the House that AJ Styles Built, and it took so much to keep it that way. Will Styles continue to keep SmackDown his house? Or will he be facing a new challenger soon enough?
Six Woman Tag: Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins VS The Riott Squad!
THE Raw Women’s Champion leads Nikki & Brie into battle with Ruby, Liv & Sarah. With WWE Evolution still on the horizon, will we see a glimpse of a coming title match? Or will Rowdy Ronda and the Bellas make sure the Squad doesn’t #StartARiott?
Ronda and Nikki talk it out, but Ruby is waiting. Nikki convinces Ronda to let her start, but then Ruby clobbers Nikki from behind! Ruby drags Nikki up to club her down, then mocks her pain. She whips Nikki but Nikki lariats and dropkicks back. Nikki runs in at the corner but Ruby sends her into buckles. Ruby drags Nikki over to the Squad but Nikki arm-drags. Nikki turns Ruby for the cravat buster then a big shoulder. Ruby staggers but reverses the whip, only for Nikki to reverse back and hit the spinebuster! Cover, TWO! Nikki brings Ruby over and Brie tags in. The Bellas double wrench and sweep, then Brie covers. TWO, but Brie keeps on Ruby. Ruby rolls Brie, TWO, but Ruby gets Brie with the complete shot! Cover, TWO!
Ruby keeps her cool and drags Brie over. Tag to Liv and the Juvenile Delinquent enziguris Brie down! Cover, TWO! Liv keeps on Brie, and even raspberries at her. But Brie grabs that blue raspberry tongue and pulls! Liv breaks free to rock Brie with a right. Liv runs but into Brie’s dropkick! Brie says “Brie Mode!” and runs, to hit the knee! She calls Liv a loser, then yanks her to the cover. TWO, but Brie keeps on Liv. Tag to Nikki, and the Bellas double suplex Liv up to rebound her down. Nikki covers, TWO! The Squad coaches Liv up but Nikki keeps on her. Fireman’s carry but Liv fights out. Liv runs, Sarah tags and Liv kicks Nikki down. Sarah adds her knee, then covers, TWO!
Sarah grounds ‘n’ pounds Nikki to then turn her over for a hair-pulling clutch. She rams Nikki down with a forearm then covers, TWO. Sarah throws knees to back Nikki down. Tag to Liv, and Liv climbs up. Sarah feeds Nikki to Liv’s knees, then Liv hits a flying facebuster! Cover, TWO! Liv stalks Nikki to a corner and stomps a mudhole. She taunts Brie with booty smacks, but runs into Nikki’s boots! Fans rally as both women crawl for their corners. Liv intercepts Nikki first then drags her over. Tag to Sarah, and Sarah stomps Nikki. Sarah taunts Nikki to tag her team, then knocks her down. Sarah drags Nikki over and tags in Ruby. Ruby kicks Nikki then wraps on a chinlock. Fans rally and Nikki fights out. Ruby throws Nikki down by her hair, covers, TWO! Ruby drags Nikki over, tag to Sarah.
Sarah stomps Nikki then wraps on a cobra clutch. Nikki endures and fights back, but Sarah spins her around for a sweep. Sarah covers, TWO, and the Squad grows frustrated. Sarah taunts Ronda but Nikki rolls her, TWO! Nikki crawls for her corner but Sarah intercepts with a basement dropkick. Cover, TWO! Sarah keeps on Nikki with a chinlock, and turns it into a straitjacket. Nikki endures as Sarah shifts back to a cobra clutch. Brie and Ronda rally the fans as they reach for tags. Nikki powers up and fights out. Sarah rocks Nikki with a right, then whips her to a corner. Sarah runs but into an elbow. Nikki hits Ruby then hits the Fearless Enziguri! Ruby lurks outside, and trips up Brie! Liv hits Ronda, and now Nikki is all alone! The ref gets order back, but Ronda returns. Nikki shoves Sarah and tags in Ronda!
The Rowdy One rallies on Sarah with those judo throws! Liv runs in but she gets throw around, too! Ruby is in, she gets a rolling taya goshi! Ronda goes back to Sarah and monkey flips her to a corner. She then fires up and throws the strikes! Sarah can only defend, but then she gets reeled in for the ROWDY SLAM! The Bellas intercept Ruby and Liv, but Brie ends up in a post and Nikki into barriers. Nikki kicks Ruby back and puts her into barriers while Sarah holds onto ropes. Ronda yanks Sarah off, wanting that arm, but Liv clobbers Ronda from behind! Liv and Sarah regroup, then go after Ronda. They drag her up, but Ronda grabs one arm each! Ronda reels them both in for double takedowns! And then she stacks them for a DOUBLE ARMBAR!! Both of them tap, Ronda and the Bellas win!
Winners: Ronda Rousey & The Bella twins, Rousey by submission
The Raw Women’s Champion makes two people tap out at once to bring her, Nikki & Brie the victory! Will anyone hope to ever defeat the Baddest Woman in the Planet?
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander VS Buddy Murphy!
The Soul of 205 Live has been undefeated in the year 2018, especially once becoming THE Cruiserweight Champion at Wrestlemania. However, the Cruiserweight Juggernaut is the other hometown hero tonight. Can Murphy use his superior size and strength to end the #AgeofAlexander? Or is the building legacy only going to continue in the land down under?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin! Murphy has Melbourne on his side and he makes sure Alexander knows it. Murphy offers a handshake, only to take it back. Then he hits Alexander with a knee trigger! Cover, TWO! Murphy almost got the better of Alexander, but he keeps going. He sets Alexander in the drop zone then climbs up, but Alexander bails out. So Murphy hops down, builds up speed and FLIES! Direct hit on the champion! Melbourne is thunderous for Murphy as he puts Alexander in. Murphy climbs again and leaps at Alexander for meteora! Cover, TWO! Alexander survives but Murphy is not deterred. Murphy kicks Alexander swiftly on the back, then again. Murphy kicks Alexander a third time, then covers, TWO! Alexander isn’t that easy to defeat, but Murphy doesn’t mind.
Murphy aims but Alexander evades. Alexander gives Murphy a big uppercut, then a boot. Alexander blocks Murphy’s kick to give the elbow. Murphy staggers and Alexander runs, but into a sleeper hold! Murphy squeezes tight and brings Alexander down to a knee. Alexander endures and powers Murphy to a corner. He bounces Murphy off buckles but it takes three times to break free. Murphy then shoves Alexander into buckles! Fans cheer as Murphy drags Alexander up. Murphy sets Alexander on buckles, then runs corner to corner, only to get a SUPERKICK! Murphy is down and Alexander drags himself up. Fans rally again as Alexander walks over. Murphy rocks him with a heavy right! Alexander staggers to a corner and Murphy puts him up top.
Melbourne is behind Murphy as he climbs up. Alexander fights back and he shoves Murphy away. Murphy returns but is pushed back again. Murphy tries a third time but Alexander gets him with a SUPER Michinoku Driver!! Cover, TWO!! Melbourne is relieved that their hometown hero still lives. Alexander and Murphy both stir as the fans rally up. Alexander runs and shoulders Murphy, to then swing kick and knee strike. Murphy staggers, Alexander says “Get Over Here!” with the step-in springboard shot! Murphy rolls out of the ring but Alexander builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on the challenger! Alexander puts Murphy back in, but he has to catch his breath a moment. He gets to the apron and takes aim at Murphy.
Springboard but into a waistlock. Standing switch and shove, handspring to Neuralizer! Cover, TWO! Murphy survives but Alexander still has moves to use. Alexander drags himself up while fans chant “Aussie Aussie Aussie! OI OI OI!” Alexander drags Murphy up in a waistlock, hauls him up but Murphy resists. The champ’s back also bothers him, but he tries again. Murphy slips out and boots Alexander! Murphy hops up but gets an uppercut! Alexander climbs up but hears the fans still on Murphy’s side. Alexander brings Murphy up, but Murphy fights back. They brawl up top with body shots, but Murphy gets the edge. Murphy sunset flips but Alexander holds on. He gets tucked in, SUPERKICK to POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Melbourne can’t believe it but Alexander survives.
The fans keep rallying and Murphy sits up first. Alexander follows and the two glare at each other. Murphy grabs Alexander but Alexander enziguris! Alexander fires himself up but Murphy reels him in. Murphy dodges the kicks to give the knee trigger! Murphy pumphandles but Alexander pops out to victory roll! TWO!! SPANISH FLY OUTTA NOWHERE! Cover, TWO!! LUMBAR CHECK!! Cover again, TWO?!? Murphy survives impact after impact and Alexander’s face says it all! Melbourne is giving their hero a standing ovation as he crawls to ropes. Alexander takes off the elbow pads because he’s getting serious. He drags Murphy in but Murphy sends him out. Alexander is still on the apron, and springboards, into a knee trigger! MURPHY’S LAW!! Cover, MURPHY WINS!!
Winner: Buddy Muphy, by pinfall; NEW WWE Cruiserweight Champion
The Age of Alexander is OVER! Murphy promised to bring it crumbling down, and he has! Will this new reign prove that no one can stop the unstoppable Cruiserweight Juggernaut?
Six Man Tag: The Shield VS The Pack!
Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose have been one of the most dominant trios in WWE history. However, that could easily change if Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler win here tonight. The Universal Champion, the Intercontinental Champion and the Raw Tag Team Champions are all in this match, but this match is not about titles, but about supremacy!
The Shield make their entrance from three separate stairways. Rollins on camera left, Reigns on camera right, and Ambrose right up the middle. They regroup at the ring to then flank it like back in the old days. The Pack stands back to back to back, ready for the war. The muzzles come off, and the fight is on! Rollins brawls with Ziggler, Ambrose brawls with McIntyre, and Reigns has Strowman! Rollins clotheslines Ziggler out to then help out but Strowman gets the better of Reigns. Ambrose sends McIntyre out, then goes with Rollins to help Reigns. The Shield all have the Monster Among Men reeling and then tumbling out of the ring. But the brawl continues on the outside! Ambrose takes apart the announce desk while Rollins jumps on Strowman.
Reigns helps Rollins out, then Ambrose comes over. Strowman is vulnerable, and fans can anticipate what’s coming. The Shield coordinates, but Ziggler & McIntyre save Strowman. Strowman clubs Rollins while Ziggler has Ambrose and McIntyre has Reigns. This still isn’t officially a match, though. McIntyre chops Ambrose then Rollins, and Strowman puts Rollins in. Ziggler follows and now we can start. The referee checks on Rollins but Rollins wants to fight. The bell rings and Ziggler leaps for the satellite DDT! Cover, TWO! Ziggler grows frustrated, but he calls for his team. McIntyre tags in and he suplexes Rollins down. Cover, TWO! The Scottish Stud taunts Rollins about tagging to no one, then stomps Rollins down. McIntyre puts Rollins in the Pack’s corner, tag to Strowman.
Strowman roars at Reigns and Ambrose before squashing Rollins with the corner splash. He dares one of the Shield boys to get in, then he whips Rollins hard corner to corner. Rollins bounces off buckles and hits the mat, and Strowman tags in Ziggler. Ziggler takes his time bringing Rollins around for the snapmare and elbow drop. Cover, TWO, so he wraps Rollins up in a sleeper hold. Ziggler also gets the body scissors and squeezes the air out of The Architect. Fans rally and Rollins gets up. Rollins reaches but Ziggler pulls hair to bring Rollins down. Ziggler tags McIntyre to mug Rollins. McIntyre puts Rollins in a corner for stomps, haymakers and clubbing forearms. He makes sure Ambrose and Reigns watch as he pulls Rollins’ hair. McIntyre again taunts Rollins with tagging, before stomping him out. He drags Rollins over to tag Ziggler back in.
Ziggler stomps Rollins, then embraces the heat. Ziggler stands Rollins up and eggs Rollins on. He hits Rollins down, then shows a superkick to Ambrose. Ziggler toys with Rollins but Rollins counter punches him. Rollins whips but Ziggler reverses to hop on for another sleeper hold! Ziggler becomes a backpack, putting his full weight on Rollins. Rollins fades but fans rally up. Ambrose coaches Rollins up, too, and Rollins gets a second wind! Rollins reaches for his corner, but Ziggler rakes the eyes! Even so, Rollins back suplexes Ziggler down! Both men crawl for their corners, hot tag to McIntyre! McIntyre intercepts Rollins but Rollins kicks and slingblades McIntyre down! Now McIntyre and Rollins crawl, hot tag to Strowman! Strowman blasts Ambrose & Reigns down then runs Rollins over!
Fans chant “Get These Hands!” as Strowman drags Rollins up. Ziggler throws Ambrose into barriers and then McIntyre throws Reigns into steps. Strowman drags Rollins around to make him look at his fallen friends. Strowman also taunts the fans, “Look at your might Shield!” He puts Rollins in the Pack’s corner to ram in a shoulder. Strowman rocks Rollins with a right, then tags in Ziggler. Strowman stomps Rollins on his way out, then Ziggler taunts Rollins. “Do something! C’mon, do something, Seth!” But Ziggler says no one cares anymore. Rollins fights back with furious hands! Ziggler kicks a leg out, then goes for the Famouser, only to get a buckle bomb instead!
McIntyre tags in to pick Rollins up, only for Rollins to huricanrana counter! Strowman tags in and he runs Rollins over again! He kicks Rollins while he’s down, then runs corner to corner for a big corner squash. Rollins is down, but so is everyone else. Strowman decides to do something different, and he climbs up top! Fans anticipate something crazy, and Strowman leaps, only to belly flop! Now everyone is down and Rollins has an opening. Rollins shouts for Ambrose and Ambrose drags himself up. Strowman also crawls and Ziggler is back. Tag to Ziggler, tag to Ambrose! The Lunatic Fringe rallies on the Show-Off! Ziggler dodges but still runs into Ambrose’s Fall Away Slam!
Ambrose sees Ziggler get to the apron and brings him up, to suplex in. Ziggler slips out but is denied his Zigzag. McIntyre returns but Ambrose knocks him away. Ziggler wants the Famouser but is again denied as Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds! Ziggler elbows out but his kick is denied, Dodon Buster from Ambrose! Cover, TWO!! The Shield is making a comeback but it’s not over yet. Ambrose grits his teeth and heads up top. He aims at Ziggler but Ziggler climbs up quick. Ambrose fights him off and adjusts, for the Lunatic Elbow! Ziggler rolls through, TWO! They both run, double crossbodies collide! Both men down and now McIntyre returns to his corner. Ziggler and Ambrose crawl, tag to McIntyre who reels Ambrose in. Ambrose slips out of the suplex to hit a neckbreaker! Ambrose crawls for Reigns, and tags him in!
The Big Dog rallies with a boot and uppercuts! He gives McIntyre close-range clotheslines in a corner. He gets all 10 then runs to clothesline McIntyre out. Reigns sees his target, slides out and runs over, for the Drive-By dropkick! Reigns puts McIntyre in and gets a DDT! Cover, TWO! Reigns keeps his cool as he backs off to a corner. Fans duel as Roman locks and loads. Reigns takes aim, but Ziggler comes in. He runs Ziggler off but McIntyre boots Reigns. Reigns rebounds and runs at McIntyre, but McIntyre dodges to send the SUPERMAN PUNCH into AMBROSE! McIntyre takes advantage of the shocked Reigns with a roll up, TWO, and Roman rolls McIntyre. Deadlift to sit-out bomb! Cover, but Ziggler breaks it. Rollins returns to springboard clothesline Ziggler. Strowman returns to scoops Rollins.
Reigns runs at Strowman but gets caught by one big hand! Strowman shoves Reigns into McIntyre’s headbutt, but Rollins slips out to bait Strowman into a post! McIntyre blocks Rollins’ boot and drags Rollins onto his back. But Reigns SUPERMAN PUNCHES McIntyre to save Rollins! Cover, TWO! Everyone is down again, but Melbourne builds to a rally. Reigns & Rollins stir in the ring, but now The Pack flank them. The tables have turned, but Ambrose returns! Who does Ambrose stand with? Everyone wants to see Ambrose’s answer. Ambrose nods, enters the ring, but then runs right at Strowman! He blasts Strowman down with a dropkick, The Shield is still whole! Ambrose keeps running while brawls happen on either side, and he DIVES on Strowman!
Reigns beats down Ziggler and then The Shield all go after McIntyre. Reigns tags in Rollins, who tags in Ambrose. The Shield coordinates, and feed McIntyre to Cerberus, the Triple Powerbomb, but Strowman barrels in to wipe everyone out! The Monster roars, and he takes Reigns to toss him out. Strowman tosses Rollins out, too, then goes to the outside. Ziggler tags in as Strowman runs Reigns over! Strowman keeps going to run Rollins over! Ambrose gets the ZIGZAG! Cover, TWO!? The Shield still lives, so Strowman orders Ziggler to toss Ambrose out, “I’ll run his ass over!”
Ziggler tosses Ambrose out, Strowman takes aim. Strowman runs in, but Reigns SPEARS Strowman throw barriers!! The Big Dog and the Monster are down and out but Ziggler SUPERKICKS Ambrose! He and McIntyre put Ambrose in and drag him up. McIntyre runs, but Rollins SUPERKICKS him! Ziggler SUPERKICKS Rollins, but Ambrose gives Ziggler Dirty Deeds! cover, The Shield wins!!
Winners: The Shield, Dean Ambrose pinning
Raw is STILL The Shield’s Yard! Ambrose remains loyal to his brothers, and in the end that is the X-Factor that helped them win. Will The Shield continue to dominate as they always have? Or is this war far from over?
WWE Championship #1 Contender’s match: Daniel Bryan VS The Miz!
This feud has been raging for eight years, ever since the Hollywood A-Lister was the NXT Pro to the “Rookie” Yes Man. But between differences in style, personality and ability, these two quickly became archenemies. And now, with Bryan back from retirement and The Miz feeling on top of the world, they battle again to see who gets back towards the world title first!
AJ Styles, as sore and tired as he is, watches this match backstage, holding his WWE Championship. The Phenomenal One wants to know along with all of us who will face him down the line for the title. Miz makes his entrance first, and takes up a mic to speak before the match.
“Earlier tonight, AJ Styles–” Bryan interrupts with his entrance! Melbourne is much happier to see him than Miz. All of Melbourne chants “YES! YES!” along with Bryan as he enters the ring.
The bell rings and Miz rushes at Bryan! Miz goes after the ribs with knees and shoulders, then whips Bryan to hit him with the kitchen sink knee. He drags Bryan around to stomp away at those battered ribs. Miz suplexes Bryan to hang him up on the ropes. Bryan clutches his ribs while Miz parodies the Yes chant. Miz runs at Bryan but into the roundhouse! Bryan stands and fires himself up to give Miz the Yes Kicks! Fans chant “YES! YES!” with every kick, then backs off. Miz ducks the buzzsaw but Bryan slips out of the back suplex. Bryan misses the knee but Miz parodies and hits it! Cover, TWO! Miz argues about the count but that was still just a two. Miz drags Bryan up but Bryan small packages, Bryan wins?! WHAT?!
Winner: Daniel Bryan, by pinfall
That was so fast, even Bryan is surprised it happened! Miz is furious but the ref says that was a three. Perhaps Miz shouldn’t have asked for faster counting… But a win is a win and Bryan moves on to face AJ Styles at WWE Crown Jewel! Will the Goat return to the top of the mountain? Or will the world champion stay Phenomenal?
Last Time Ever: Triple H w/ Shawn Michaels VS The Undertaker w/ Kane!
What was meant to be a showdown of epic proportions for old times’ sake turned into a very personal war of words and egos. Six years after the End of an Era, the Game and the Dead Man revive their rivalry to truly finish it! Will it end here? And who will be left sanding when it does?
The introductions are made, and to everyone’s surprise, it’s now NO DISQUALIFICATIONS!
Last Time Ever, No Disqualifications: Triple H w/ Shawn Michaels VS The Undertaker w/ Kane!
But it doesn’t take long for Taker to figure it out: This is COO HHH’s doing. The Cerebral Assassin shakes his head to confirm it. But that doesn’t bother Taker, now these two can go all out in this final battle. Fans duel as Taker and HHH stare down. Taker slashes his throat and the bell rings. HHH dodges Taker’s punches, then dodges again. Fans already know “This is Awesome!” HHH taunts Taker with the completely open guard, but then ducks to throw hands on Taker! Taker grabs HHH and puts him in the corner. HHH still dodges and then takes a walk, as if he doesn’t take Taker seriously. HBK gets up to high five his best friend while Kane hops up to talk with his Brother of Destruction. HHH and Taker circle, and Taker finally hits HHH.
Taker wrenches the arm and rams shoulders into each other. He wrenches the arm again for another shoulder collision. Taker brings HHH over to the corner and goes up. HHH denies Old School with a punch, then gives back the arm wrench and shoulders. HHH wrenches more to continuing going after that arm. He wrenches again, and now he climbs up! HBK likes the idea, but Taker doesn’t. Taker grabs HHH and throws hands in the corner! He knocks HHH off his feet, then wrenches the arm again. Taker rams shoulders with HHH and knocks him down. He brings HHH back up for another shoulder knock down. Taker wrenches again, and climbs up. Taker walks the tightrope, to give us some Old School! Fans fire up while HHH crawls to a corner. Taker throws hands and fans say “You Still Got It!”
Taker continues to rock HHH with right, then whips him corner to corner. HHH comes out and Taker scoops him, for Snake Eyes! But HHH counters with the knee! HBK distracts and HHH clotheslines Taker out! But Taker lands on his feet, to grab HBK! HHH saves Taker but gets a hotshot for it. HBK shoves Taker into a post! HBK runs away from Kane but the damage is done. HHH fetches Taker to whips him into barriers. HHH brings Taker up again to whip into steel steps, knees first. The referee keeps Kane back while HBK sneaks a table out. HHH sets it up but Kane comes over. No DQ means nothing can stop Kane and HBK from clashing. Even so, HHH gets Taker up but Taker back drops him! Taker brings HHH up and puts him into the steel steps now.
HHH goes into the ring, Taker follows, but HHH is on him with knees. HHH runs for the swinging neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! HHH looms over Taker while fans say “This is Awesome!” HHH throws hands on Taker but Taker hits back. Taker gives furious body shots and even an uppercut! Taker whips HHH but HHH counters with that signature knee. Cover, TWO! HHH gets to a corner and hops up, and leaps at Taker. Taker grabs him with both hands to then toss him out over the side! HHH staggers into barriers, and HBK checks on his friend. Taker comes out to fetch HHH, and whip him into barriers. HHH tumbles into the timekeeper’s area, but Taker clears off the announce desk. HBK approaches but Taker backs him down. HHH returns to club Taker in the back.
HHH backs Taker down with haymakers, then runs at him, only to get back dropped into the crowd! Taker pursues, and the WWE Universe get to see this up close and personal. Taker dumps HHH into the tech area to choke him with wires! HHH gets free but he topples over railing as he gasps for air. Taker stalks HHH but HHH fights back. HHH wants the Pedigree but Taker dumps him onto the railings! Taker drags HHH around and they go through the crowd more. The referee keeps close as Taker and HHH brawl through the Melbourne crowd. HHH is retreating more than anything but then Taker grabs him and brings him back. They return to ringside, and Taker dumps HHH into the timekeeper’s area again.
Taker uppercuts HHH against the barrier, then looks for something under the ring. HBK tries to stop him but gets an uppercut. Taker takes a chair and brings it in the ring. HHH drops a leg on Taker to take that chair for his own. HHH aims, but Taker boots him down first! Taker says he has his eye on HBK while he picks up the chair. Taker aims at HHH for a jab to the ribs. HHH tumbles out, and HBK checks on him. But Taker comes out and scares HBK off. Taker SMACKS HHH across the back! Fans lose their minds as Taker jabs HHH in the ribs. Taker drags HHH over to where he left the table. He puts HHH on the wood, and he climbs up. HBK goes to stop him again, only to get a boot! HHH gets away from the table and DX regroups.
Taker builds speed, but runs into the chair! HHH swings the chair but Kane drags HHH out! Kane choke grips HHH, then HBK. DX kicks Kane and HBK Sweet Chin SUPERKICKS! HBK puts Kane on the table, HHH drops an elbow on Kane through the table!! HHH gets up and grabs the chair again. Taker stands as HHH climbs the corner. HHH leaps but into Taker’s hand! Choke Slam! But Taker isn’t done with HHH there as he scoops him up. Taker has HHH in position, for the TOMBSTONE! Cover, TWO!? HHH survives?! Taker gets flashbacks to his Wrestlemania saga with HHH and even HBK. Taker punches the referee out cold! The Phenom apparently doesn’t trust the referee isn’t against him, either. Taker warns HBK to back off or he’s next.
HHH stirs but Taker has the chair. Taker pushes the referee out of the ring to then kick HHH while he’s down. He wants HBK to watch this. Taker picks up the chair again, aims at HHH, and SMACKS him on the back! HHH writhes from that gunshot like chair shot. Taker toys with HHH and decides to go one more time. He picks the chair up again and makes HBK watch as he again SMACKS HHH! The chair bends off HHH’s back, but Taker isn’t done with it. Taker puts it around HHH’s head, but now HBK begs Taker not do this. HBK knows this got personal but this is too much. Taker steps over, but turns around. HBK runs into the ring but into a big right hand! HBK flounders out, HHH hits his spinebuster on Taker!
Everyone is down, from the two men competing to their allies to the referee. A spare referee appears to officiate. HHH and Taker stagger up, but Taker grabs HHH. HHH kicks low, underhooks, PEDIGREE! Cover, TWO!? Taker survives and this last time ever still isn’t over. But now HHH puts that chair around Taker’s head like a vice. HHH drags himself to the corner and up the ropes. He reaches the top, and jumps to stomp the chair!! Cover, but Kane drags the referee out! It was all Kane could do to save Taker’s pride. Everyone is down again, but HHH and Taker are stirring. But wait, HBK is up! And he brings out HHH’s other old friend, the sledgehammer! HBK gives it to HHH, but Kane manages to hand Taker a new chair. These two old warriors are armed with familiar weapons and stand up with them.
Taker rushers HHH but HHH uses the hammer to send the chair into Taker’s face! HHH crawls to a cover but there’s no ref to count! HHH picks Taker up but Taker reels him into Hell’s Gate!! The banned hold is allowed in this No DQ, no ref situation! HHH fades, but with his last gasp, chokes Taker with the hammer’s handle! Both men struggle to choke the other out, but both men fall. Fans applaud, “This is Awesome!” Taker flounders while HHH crawls. Taker wants the hammer but HBK takes it away. Kane returns and grabs HBK, but HBK low blows Kane. Taker grabs HBK and tosses him out again. He again picks up the hammer, and tosses it aside. HHH kicks but Taker back drops him. Taker grabs HHH, and hits the choke slam! Taker waits for HHH to stand, and then scoops. SWEET CHIN MUSIC!
The original ref slowly returns, and HBK goes for another, but Taker blocks it. Taker scoops HBK but HHH uses the hammer! Taker goes down, but stands up to take another SWEET CHIN MUSIC! HHH gives him another PEDIGREE! Cover, HHH wins!!
Winner: Triple H, by pinfall
The Game wins this Last Time Ever match with the Dead Man! DX celebrates together, having conquered death! One of the greatest rivalries in wrestling finally ends after all this time. Taker sits up and nods his head. Taker hands HHH his hammer, and HHH puts it aside, to offer a handshake of respect to Taker. HBK says they’ve all been through enough. HHH helps Taker stand and Kane joins them in the ring. HHH and Taker hug, Kane shakes HHH’s hand. These four icons all raise their hands and the fireworks go off! Melbourne gives them all a standing ovation, but then the Brothers of Destruction glance at each other. A new fight begins as Kane clobbers HBK, and Taker gives HHH one more Tombstone!! Nothing is over until death says it’s over!
HBK tries to fight back but Kane stops him with an uppercut. Taker tosses HBK out, Kane uppercuts HBK again! Taker and Kane finish clearing off the announce desk. They mug HBK more, and then haul him up. Taker grabs HBK, to Choke Slam him through the table!! The Brothers of Destruction walk away, leaving DX for dead. If this was the last time ever 1v1, will there be a last time ever tag team match?!
Honestly, Super Show-Down was a pretty good show. I do have a few complaints, though. There were some confusing choices in match order. Why did they (Vince) insist on giving us almost all the SmackDown matches in the first half? The WWE (World) Championship should never been outside of the last three matches, no matter what else is on the card. And for that matter, it was a great match, but I do wonder why they went with Styles over Joe. That said, I really enjoyed the SmackDown Tag Team and Women’s Championship matches. Of course the New Day retains, and of course a “Heel” Becky uses a DQ to retain. We’ve already learned that Becky VS Charlotte will happen again on SmackDown, but I would still hope Becky retains, just cleanly this time.
Cena & Lashley VS Elias & Kevin was a bit odd, Lashley was a bit sloppy or just confused on the booking of the match. He and Cena still win, of course, but it was mostly so Cena could have a feel good moment speaking to the fans. Glad to see the hometown heroes win both matches, but it meant so much more for Murphy to win the title. I was really surprised that match, being the one title change of the night, was so late on the card, but that’s also good for the Cruiserweights. The entire division has been doing great so they need to be given some spotlight by being deeper in the match cards.
The Raw Six Woman tag was good, and I did like there being a subtle story of the Bellas only tagging each other. It could be spun that the Bellas were just doing it out of habit, but it could also be that they wanted to keep Ronda out of the spotlight. Naturally, Ronda is needed and she’s the one who wins, and that double armbar was creative. It sucks for the Squad but it’s what happens when you’re against WWE’s favorites. Evolution is on the horizon so maybe the Squad gets rewarded with a shot at the Women’s Tag Titles, assuming those are still coming. And we already sense it’ll be Nikki Bella VS Ronda Rousey at Evolution, for Ronda to strengthen her legacy off of Nikki’s.
The Shield VS The Pack was great, probably better than I expected. There was such great back and forth and overall chaos, and I enjoyed that they toyed with the swerve even for just a moment. The Shield stays together, and they stand tall, perhaps Rollins & Ambrose get another go at the tag titles just because. The only other complaint of the night comes in Bryan VS Miz. That ended way too fast, but maybe the point is that Bryan is meant to be able to beat Miz cleanly faster than Miz ever could beat Bryan even with cheating. Bryan VS Styles is set for Crown Jewel but I wonder if, with the month we have, Miz won’t do something about that.
And finally, that Last Time Ever match that became No DQ, was actually a lot of fun. Taker surprisingly moved okay, and the No DQ aspect did help a bit. They had their friends, HBK and Kane, help out, and there were some great spots like the table and the return of the sledgehammer. HHH wins but it was a great twist for the Brothers of Destruction to attack at the end. This could spin into anything, from DX VS Brothers of Destruction at Crown Jewel or Survivor Series, to likely kick off HBK’s return tour for however many matches he can muster. It could be some nostalgia filter but I’m liking this pseudo farewell tour for Taker, Kane and even DX.
My Score: 8.6/10
Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Results & Report! (2/17/19)
Who will make history in the Women’s Tag Team Championship Chamber match?
WWE Elimination Chamber will make history by crowning inaugural Women’s Tag Team Champions! Who will outlast five other teams to leave with the titles?
- Kickoff Show – WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy VS Akira Tozawa; Murphy wins and retains the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Elimination Chamber match: Bayley & Sasha Banks win and become the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Miz & Shane McMahon VS The Usos; The Usos win and become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
- WWE Intercontinental Championship Handicap Match: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush VS Finn Balor; Finn wins and becomes the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
- Raw Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey VS Ruby Riott; Rousey wins and retains the Raw Women’s Championship.
- No Disqualifications: Braun Strowman VS Baron Corbin; Corbin wins.
- WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match: Daniel Bryan wins and retains the WWE Championship.
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It’s the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show!
Join Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T and Sam Roberts in taking a look at everything set for tonight’s Pay-Per-View event!
Mustafa Ali speaks.
The most painful thing about missing Elimination Chamber isn’t the injuries, but having to watch others take his opportunities. He’s on Kofi Kingston’s side, but he will return to come for his second chance. Ali has more black eyes and broken bones coming his way, but nothing’s easy in life for those who dream.
Braun Strowman speaks.
“Let me tell you a story about a coward who thought he could challenge a Monster.” Worse than a coward, he was a sniveling snake that did anything he could to stop the Monster. But all he did was make the Monster angry. The coward knew he could never win on his own, so he recruited others to help him brutalize the Monster. They were all cowards, and thought they had the monster down. But this was no normal monster. This monster came back and vows to make them all pay! When the cowardly Corbin goes against the Monster Among Men in No Disqualifications, there’s only one way this story ends: Braun Strowman continues on his rampage, and Corbin will #GetTheseHands.
The Bar joins the Kickoff Panel!
Sheamus & Cesaro are confident The Usos will win against The Miz and Shane McMahon. Miz and Shane are like watching TV and listening to the radio at the same time: it just doesn’t work! But then how did they beat The Bar? A fluke. What about Strowman and Nick? That was a trick to throw them off. But then Tucker Knight & Otis Dozovic come over. They’re on Team #McMiz. Miz and Shane are wild cards, just like Heavy Machinery. How bold of them to interrupt The Bar. Plus they’re just sucking up to Shane for a spot on SmackDown. Heavy Machinery knows the WWE Universe wants to see them as much as possible. The tag teams trash talk, but whose predictions will come true?
Becky attacked Charlotte Flair at a house show!
The Man was so furious over Vince McMahon replacing her in the Raw Women’s Championship, she went right at The Queen! But Charlotte would turn the tide and go right after Becky’s bad leg again and again! Becky is only digging a deeper hole for herself, will she ever get back to a title?
The Riott Squad speaks.
“Houston, we have a problem.” They’re going to wreak havoc together as they all go for gold! Their careers come full circle when they take the Road to Wrestlemania on a detour! Ruby wants to take that Raw Women’s Championship off Rousey while Liv and Sarah want those Women’s Tag Titles. But then Charlotte walks in. She remembers their debuts. They went right after her for their #SquadGoals. But Charlotte would love if Ruby went right after Ronda with all that aggression. Ruby can follow in Charlotte’s footsteps and win her first title in Houston. Then they can face off at Wrestlemania. Can Ruby really change the Wrestlemania plans further?
Mojo Rawley speaks to himself again.
The WWE Universe doesn’t care about him. They don’t even know him. But who they Hell are they? They don’t matter! They don’t like Mojo’s face? Well Mojo doesn’t either! It’s time Mojo shows them the real him.
Alexa Bliss speaks.
“Tonight, we make history.” She feels so honored to play a large role in this. Ever since The Goddess debuted, the Women’s Division has hit all these great firsts! They’ve been on fire! Speaking of fire, maybe if Becky took Alexa’s advice, she’s still be selling out Wrestlemania and not suspended. But oh well, tonight’s not about Becky. It’s about the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships! And as the first Women’s Chamber winner, she knows who is winning. Alexa’s prediction: The Samoan Dynasty, Tamina & Nia Jax. Has the Goddess given us the future?
Kickoff Show – WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy VS Akira Tozawa!
The Juggernaut has been as unstoppable as anyone since claiming the title, it looks almost impossible to ever defeat him! But the Stamina Monster did the “impossible” when he won his first title, can he do it again?
Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we begin! Tozawa and Murphy circle and tie up. Murphy gets the wrist and wrenches, then brings Tozawa to a knee. Tozawa gets up and flips through to reverse the wrench. Murphy rolls and handsprings to reverse back, and he yanks the arm over and over. Tozawa spins through and CHOPS! But Murphy just shrugs it off. Tozawa CHOPS, but Murphy puts him in a corner. Tozawa dodges and CHOPS but Murphy tosses him out. Murphy follows but gets another CHOP! Murphy swings but Tozawa dodges, Murphy hits the post with his hand! Tozawa CHOPS and puts Murphy back in. Tozawa runs but into a flapjack!
Murphy clutches the bad hand but runs into a huricanrana! Murphy bails out and Tozawa baseball slides him back. Tozawa builds speed, and DIVES! But is caught into a suplex! Murphy shows off his strength as he brings Tozawa crashing down. The ring count begins and Murphy leaves Tozawa behind. Tozawa crawls up at 6 but flounders. He springs back up to get in at 9! Murphy grits his teeth as he drives a knee into Tozawa’s back. Murphy stands Tozawa up but Tozawa gives chops! They still do nothing, but Murphy’s one CHOP takes Tozawa off his feet!
Meanwhile, Kayla interviews the New Day in hopes of talking to Kofi Kingston before tonight’s WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match. Murphy rocks Tozawa with a right while Xavier Woods and Big E explain Kofi can’t talk right now. Kofi is getting a maple syrup massage from Mr. Bootysworth. Murphy chokes Tozawa on the ropes but backs of at 4. Tozawa gets in the corner, but Murphy goes right at him. Tozawa elbows Murphy away but then he’s yanked off the top! But Tozawa tilt-o-whirls to an Octopus Stretch! Murphy powers out for a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Murphy tries again, ONE! Murphy keeps on Tozawa with a chinlock.
Fans rally as Murphy drives his knees in. Tozawa feeds off the energy and gets up, but Murphy shifts to a standing abdominal stretch! Tozawa endures again, and manages to pop out! They go around but Murphy gets the stretch back on Tozawa. Murphy blocks the hip toss but so does Tozawa. Tozawa hip tosses Murphy out of the ring! Tozawa catches his breath, and SUPERKICKS Murphy as he runs back in! Murphy and Tozawa crawl to opposite corners as fans rally up. Tozawa runs in but Murphy puts him on the apron. Tozawa kicks Murphy back then climbs up quick. Big missile dropkick! Tozawa runs in for a helluva kick in the corner! Murphy staggers and Tozawa takes aim.
Tozawa kicks, spins, slides, but is caught! Murphy lifts but Tozawa slips out, Tozawa gets the saido suplex! Tozawa hits a Shining Wizard! Cover, TWO! Murphy lives but Tozawa knew he was tough. Tozawa drags Murphy to a drop zone and climbs up top again. Fans fire up, Tozawa aims, but he has to leap over Murphy. Murphy boots Tozawa away, but then Tozawa boots back! Tozawa climbs up to join Murphy on the top rope, but Murphy fights back. Murphy headbutts Tozawa away but Tozawa comes right back! Murphy lifts, but Tozawa still SUPER STEINERS!! Cover, TWO!! Houston and Tozawa are shocked that Murphy survives! But the fans do know “This is Awesome!” as Murphy and Tozawa stir.
Tozawa stands and stalks Murphy. Murphy tosses Tozawa to the apron but Tozawa climbs up again. Tozawa leaps, crossbody, but Murphy rolls through! Murphy pops Tozawa up but Tozawa slips out. Tozawa leaps but into a jaw jacker, knee trigger, and suplex! Cover, TWO!! The Stamina Monster lives and fans are fired up all over again! Murphy eggs Tozawa on but Tozawa only gets angry. Murphy throws haymakers, but Tozawa laughs!? Tozawa chops and Murphy finally feels it. Murphy sees through the feint, starts a strike fest, but Tozawa still gets the JAB! Tozawa waistlocks but Murphy elbows out, only to get clobbered by a clothesline! Deadlift German! Bridging cover, TWO!! Fans rally with “AH! AH!” alongside Tozawa.
Tozawa puts Murphy in the drop zone again and climbs. Murphy anchors the foot but Tozawa stomps away with the other. Tozawa finishes climbing but Murphy tucks him in! But the superkick is denied! Tozawa hops back for the Reverse-Rana! Murphy flounders out and Tozawa builds speed to DIVE! The Tozawa Torpedo hits! But he keeps going, for a SECOND DIVE! Tozawa drags Murphy in and to the drop zone. He climbs up and aims, but Murphy gets to the apron. Tozawa kicks Murphy, GUILLOTINE SENTON!! Cover, TWO!? Murphy survives?! Tozawa fires up with more “AH! AH!” and Houston echoes it. Tozawa drags Murphy up for slapping palm strikes and a mule kick. He runs, but into Murphy’s knee trigger! MURPHY’S- Wheelbarrow! TWO, tilt-o-whirl to the Octopus! Tozawa has the Iron Octopus! Murphy endures, powers up, and pops Tozawa out to Murphy’s Law! Cover, Murphy wins!
Winner: Buddy Murphy, by pinfall; still WWE Cruiserweight Champion
The unstoppable remains unstoppable and remains the champion! Is it inevitable that the Juggernaut becomes THE greatest Cruiserweight of all time?
Kevin Owens speaks.
“Hello, WWE Universe.” They know who he is. He finished his rehab, and got himself some Hawaiian style pizza for the family while watching Elimination Chamber. It hurts that he won’t be in such a match. He hasn’t had his first Chamber match yet, but his rehab is going well. He’s got another month left, but just know that the Kevin Owens Show is coming back very soon. Kevin looks forward to his “buddy”, Finn Balor, win the Intercontinental Championship and the Riott Squad being golden. Though his kids are huge Becky Lynch fans, it’ll be hard to explain why she’s not around. Also it’s hard to explain why his kids like pineapple on pizza, because he hates it. He tries, but no, no good. KO hopes we all enjoy Elimination Chamber better than he does the pizza.
Mark Henry is here!
The World’s Strongest Man and Houston’s own is back! And he’s happy to be back! Give it up for that Cruiserweight Championship match! Henry has had an Elimination Chamber match before, what about it makes it so unique? The Chamber is a different animal, it changes everyone who enters inside. And who does Henry think will be the inaugural Women’s Tag Team Champions? His personal choice is The IIconics. And what of the WWE Championship Chamber match? Henry hears the crowd give their choices, but after last week’s Gauntlet Match, it’d be hard not to pick Kofi. Kofi did incredible even in falling short, but we’re all believers again. Now if Henry was in that match, there would be a lot of other men inducted into the Hall of Pain. Fans respect Henry’s opinion, but will his personal preferences see the night through?
The Road to Wrestlemania is filled with hope.
But every road leads to this. Men and women alike will “risk it all” the sinister structure that challenges courage, tests resilience and awards those who survive. Rowdy meets Riott, brothers in arms meet brothers in blood, and you will have to be bold to get the gold! That is Elimination Chamber!
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships Elimination Chamber!
The Boss & Hug Connection will start against Fire & Desire while the other four teams wait in their pods. History is being made to kick off the night, who will be the first to put their names on those lovely new belts?
Teams finish entering the Chamber and pods, with Nia Jax giving the IIconics a swat to stop their playful fingers. Mandy and Sonya meet Bayley and Banks in the ring, and the doors are locked. The bell rings and the #LegitHuggable friends tie up with Mandy and Sonya. Mandy kicks Sasha to a corner then double whips Bayley with Sonya. Sonya kicks Bayley low then they double whip her again. Bayley dodges and clotheslines Mandy to then speed up with Sonya. Sasha dropkicks Sonya, then double hip tosses and sliding attacks! Cover on Sonya, ONE! Cover on Mandy, ONE! Bayley and Sasha give Sona and Mandy double hotshots! They then coordinate, acrobatic assist for a double crossbody! Sasha gives Sonya to Bayley to cover, TWO!
Bayley and Sasha keep their cool while Sasha stomps Mandy. Bayley puts Sonya in a corner and Sasha comes over. They mug Sonya in the corner but Sonya fights back with body shots! Sonya whips Sasha but Sasha goes up and over, only to get a spinebuster! Cover, but Bayley breaks it in time! Mandy goes after Bayley and deflects boots for a backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Mandy keeps her cool as she tosses Bayley out hard. Sonya goes around the side and picks up Bayley. Mandy whips and knees Sasha, then Sonya does the same to Bayley. They drag Sasha and Bayley up to throw them into the chains! Fire & Desire soak up the heat, then they drag Bayley and Sasha up again. Bayley fights back while Mandy covers Sasha, TWO!
Mandy drags Sasha up to toss her back out while Sonya slams Bayley into chains. Sonya and Mandy trade, but Sasha dodges and the kick goes into steel! Mandy’s boot gets caught in the chains, too, and Bayley hits a neckbreaker! Sasha knees Sonya down next to her! The countdown begins and the next team to join is… The Riott Squad! Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan brawl right away with Bayley and Sasha! Sarah and Liv stomp them out, and Sarah throws Sasha into chains. Sarah drives a knee in! Liv drags Bayley up and Sarah drags Sasha up. They make Bayley watch as Sasha is slammed into a pod! Then Sarah gives Bayley a pop-up headbutt! The Riott Squad meet Fire & Desire, and throw down!
These two duos have paralleled each other on Raw and SmackDown since debuting, and now they parallel each other in brawling on the mat! Fire & Desire kick and punch but so does the Squad! Liv rocks Mandy but Sonya rocks Sarah! Liv goes after Sonya now, and SLAPS her! Sonya throws hands, Liv SLAPS even harder! Liv goes Matrix but still gets caught! She manages to roll Sonya back, TWO! Liv slaps and boots but walks into a roundhouse! Sonya can’t cover, she’s still dazed from those slaps! Bayley returns and covers Liv! TWO, so Bayley rocks Mandy with a knee! Bayley hits Sonya with a knee, then clotheslines Liv. She hits a saido suplex on Sarah! Fans fire up for the Huggable wrecking ball! Bayley climbs up but Mandy rocks her up top.
Mandy and Sonya work together but then the Squad adds on, TOWER OF DOOM! Everyone is down but Houston is loving this! The countdown returns, and the next team is… The IIconics! Peyton Royce & Billie Kay hurry to cover whoever! ONE! ONE! TWO! ONE! TWO! They couldn’t eliminate anyone and they’re furious! Mandy comes back but gets knees. The IIconics throw Liv into a post, then drag Sarah up into another post! They kick Sonya down then double kick Mandy down. Sonya runs into more kicks, and then a double gourd buster! The IIconics yank Liv out of the corner to hit the mat, then do the same to Sarah. Peyton & Billie taunt Bayley as they drag her back into the center. Fans rally up for Sasha while Billie puts Bayley in a camel clutch. Peyton adds a knee strike! Double cover, but Sasha saves Bayley!
The IIconics regroup but Sasha fires off haymakers and forearms! But the IIconics double knee Sasha down, then hit the IIconic bulldog! And heel kick! Cover, TWO!! Sasha survives and the IIconics are shrilly furious. Billie and Peyton toy with Sasha while fans say “This is Awesome!” The IIconics grind the Boss & Hug Connection into the steel chains! Peyton throws Sasha down while Billie toys with Bayley. Hotshot to forearm! The IIconics drag Boss & Hug over, Peyton slingshot sentons onto them both! Cover on both, TWO!! Both Bayley and Sasha survive and the IIconics are growing further frustrated. The IIconics go back to Fire & Desire to throw them into steel! Then they go after the Riott Squad and do the same! But the countdown returns and the next team is… The FABULOUS Glow!
Naomi and Carmella roundhouse the IIconics away! Springboard crossbody takes them both out! The IIconics are stacked in a corner while Naomi dropkicks the Squad down! Fire & Desire are stacked in one corner and Boss & Hug take the last. Double bronco busters for Squad and #LegitHuggable, and double moonwalks! Now double bronco busters on The IIconics and Fire & Desire. Billie starts climbing? Naoim enziguris Peyton while Billie and Carmella fight on the chains. Naomi kicks Liv away but Billie has Carmella, but Carmella huricanranas Billie to steel! Sarah waistlocks but Carmella fights out to FABULOUS Kick! Naomi sits Sarah up for another FABULOUS Kick, then the split-leg moonsault! Cover, but Liv breaks it! Liv throws Naomi out but Carmella leaps and crossbodies!
Bayley back suplexes Carmella but Billie boots Bayley! Sasha knees Billie but Peyton hits the Gory Bomb! Liv hits Peyton with a code breaker! Mandy tosses Liv with an exploder! Sarah hits a Fisherman Buster on Mandy! Sonya SPEARS Sarah! FABULOUS Kick for Sonya! All the women are down but Houston is thunderous! Houston again says “This is Awesome!” but the Samoan Dynasty are growing impatient. Sonya stands, blocks the Fabulous Kick to SPEAR! Jackknife cover, TWO into Code of Silence! Mandy saves Sonya, but Naomi has her now! Naomi fires off furious forearms on the home wrecker! Mandy hits back and whips, but Naomi comes back with a springboard Rear View! But the IIconics roll Naomi up! The IIconics ELIMINATE the Fabulous Glow!!
Peyton & Billie celebrate with their IIconic pose like they’ve already won the titles. However, they’re surrounded on all sides now… The IIconics point out the countdown is back, and everyone realizes they need to be ready for Nia and Tamina! Nia and Tamina wreck everyone in their way! Nia tosses Mandy into the ring! The IIconics hide in a pod but Tamina still spots them. Peyton and Billie give thumbs up, but now they’re trapped! Tamina and Nia swat at the Plexiglas. They force the doors open, and grab each IIconic by the hair! Double biels back and forth into the chains! And then into the ring! Nia and Tamina loom over the IIconics, then drag them up, for double Samoan Drops! Cover, the Samoan Dynasty ELIMINATES the IIconics!
But the Riott Squad are right on Nia and Tamina! Nia pushes Liv and Sarah away but gets double dropkicks. Sarah helps Liv take flight, to huricanrana Nia into buckles. Sarah shotgun knees Nia in deeper. Tamina runs in but into a forearm, and an assisted Diamond Dust! Cover but Nia pushes Sarah onto it. Fire & Desire return, and Sonya kicks away on Nia. Mandy hits the golden knee, Sonya hits a sliding knee! Double cover, TWO! Sasha and Bayley return for double Thesz presses! Bayley hits Tamna with a big knee, Sasha adds Meteora! Liv runs into double hip toss body slam! Sarah runs into one, too! Cover, TWO!
Fire & Desire throw forearms on Bayley & Sasha. Mandy stomps a mudhole on Bayley while Sonya drags Sasha up. They double whip but Sasha reverses, Bayley flapjacks Mandy on buckles. Bayley catapults Sonya into more buckles! Bayley stacks Fire & Desire in the corner, and Sasha hits a double Stock Drop! Cover on Sonya, TWO! Bayley drags mandy but Nia and Tamina run Bayley and Sasha over! Nia drags Bayley up but the Squad are climbing? Nia chases Liv and Sarah but Mandy comes up behind her. Tamina fights Sonya while Nia slams Mandy into steel. Liv and Sarah LEAP onto both sides! Sarah covers Sonya, TWO! The Squad is furious, but Nia goes right at them. Nia runs into Liv’s boots and Liv hops up.
Nia grabs Liv’s feet but Liv kicks at her. Liv can’t get away, SUPER SAMOAN DROP! Tamina has Sarah for the SUPERFLY! Cover, the Samoan Dynasty ELIMINATES the Riott Squad! But Sasha and Bayley go right at Nia with dropkicks. They bait Tamina in, drop toehold to knee! Cover but Nia breaks it and scoops Sasha. Nia tosses Sasha onto Sonya! Nia drags Bayley up and tosses her out the other side. Fans duel as Nia aims at Bayley. Bayley slowly drags herself up, but Sasha saves Bayley as Nia runs in! Nia DESTROYS a pod!! The Irresistible Force all but eliminated herself and Tamina is in shock! Tamina also realizes she’s all alone. Fire & Desire go after Tamina with kicks and knees, then Sasha adds Meteora! Bayley adds the Macho Elbow! Cover, everyone else ELIMINATES the Samoan Dynasty! The two teams to start are the two teams left!
Fire & Desire and Boss & Hug get up on opposite ends, and start brawling! Sonya knees Sasha while Mandy knees Bayley. Bayley throws Mandy out but Mandy yanks her in for another knee. Sonya makes Sasha watch as Mandy drags Bayley up. Double underhook but Bayley resits. Bayley feeds Mandy to Sasha’s stiff knee! Sonya rolls Sasha! TWO and into Bayley’s knee! Backstabber to Bayley2Belly! Cover, Mandy breaks it just in time! Bayley and Sasha regroup and chase Mandy. Mandy climbs chains and fights Sasha off, but Bayley cuts her off at the top of a pod. Sasha pursues and Mandy is isolated! Sasha clubs Mandy down and then she helps Bayley up. The best friends drag Mandy up, slam her into the Plexiglas, then take aim at the ring.
Sonya hurries up to help Mandy! They fight and Bayley sends Sonya back down. But Mandy sends Bayley down! Sonya spears Bayley into a pod corner! Sasha hurries down to check on Bayley, but then goes right after Sonya. Sasha throws Sonya into chains but Mandy throws Sasha into a pod! Mandy drags Sasha up, double underhook, butterfly facebuster! Cover, TWO!!! Sasha survives and Mandy is shocked! Mandy covers again, TWO! Mandy drags Sasha up and throws her into a post, then regroups with Sonya. Wheelbarrow and Sonya runs in, but Sasha dodges! Sonya SPEARS Mandy! Sonya staggers up into the Bank Statement crossface! Sasha’s bad arm keeps it from completing, so she uses her own legs for a modified clutch! Sonya taps, Sasha & Bayley win!!
Winners: The Boss & Hug Connection, Sasha Banks by submission; inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions
The dream comes true! Not just for Sasha & Bayley as best friends, but for all of the women in the WWE! The Boss & Hug Connection is stronger than ever, will they take this inaugural reign all the way to Wrestlemania?
In-ring interview with the new tag team champions.
This victory made history, and fans feel “You Deserve It!” Bayley is at a loss for words, and Sasha starts tearing up. Sasha manages to say “Nobody knows how hard we fought to get these.” If only the WWE Universe knew. This isn’t just for them, this is for the entire Women’s Division. This is just the beginning, there is more change to come. The Boss & Hug Connection will lead the way as your new Women’s Tag Team Champions.
SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Miz & Shane McMahon VS The Usos!
Jimmy and Jey don’t see the A-Lister and Shane O’Mac as a “real” tag team, but the Best Tag Team in the World are the champions. Will the underdog champions manage to defeat one of WWE’s best? Or will they end up in the Uso Penitentiary like so many before?
The Miz comes out a mic to first congratulate the Boss & Hug Connection on making history. And then he dedicates this match to his family, from his dad to his daughter, to his wife Maryse! Maryse is here! “We always said when we had a huge announcement, we would announce it right here in the WWE in front of all of you.” And tonight, the Must-See Family has a huge announcement: “We’re having another baby!” Miz still has it. And with such happy news, Shane comes out to congratulate Miz & Maryse before he and Miz head to the ring. The Usos finally make their entrance, then the belts are raised and we begin.
The teams sort out and it’s Miz starting against Jimmy. Jimmy and Miz circle and tie up. Jimmy gets a headlock but Miz powers out, only for Jimmy to run him over. Things speed up and Miz goes to hip toss, but Jimmy counters to a fireman’s carry. Miz slips out, A-Lister combination denied at the backbreaker. Jimmy whips but gets caught into the Figure Four. He pushes Miz away and tags in Jey. Miz narrowly avoids the double superkicks! Shane and Miz talk but Miz is okay. MIz circles with Jey and they tie up. Miz gets a waistlock but Jey elbows out. Jey whips but Miz reverses and hits the kitchen sink knee. Miz mocks the Uso chant before hitting the A-List lariat.
Tag to Shane and Shane goes to the other corner! Jimmy knows what that means but Shane fights him off! Shane sweeps the legs, then rocks Jey! Slingshot sunset flip, TWO! Shane throws fast hands then whips. Miz tags in as Shane elbows Jey down. Miz adds the low boot, then Shane drops an elbow. Shane and Miz double clothesline Jey out, but Jimmy runs in. Miz hip tosses Jimmy, and then the champs double clothesline Jimmy out! Houston fires up as Shane and Miz mock the Uso chant together. Jimmy and Jey regroup and talk strategy. Jey rushes Miz but Miz dodges to throw haymakers. Miz puts Jey in a corner for It Kick! Jey gets a headlock and Jimmy tags in. Miz powers out but walks into a flapjack hotshot! Jimmy stalks Miz and rocks him with an uppercut!
Jimmy chokes Miz on the ropes but lets up at 4. Jey gets a cheap shot, and then Jimmy rocks Miz again. Tag to Jey and the Usos isolate Miz for a corner forearm. Jimmy tags back in and the Usos mug Miz to split the wishbone. Jimmy wraps a chinlock on but fans rally up. Miz fights out but Jimmy shoves him back to clobber him with a clothesline! Jimmy drags Miz over and tags in Jey. The Usos stomp Miz down, then Jey wraps on a chinlock. Fans rally up again and Miz fights his way up. Miz reaches for Shane while fighting back, but Jey throws him down. Tag to Jimmy, and he rips Miz’s shirt off. Jimmy throws it at Shane but Shane catches it. Jimmy rocks Miz with an uppercut then whips him to the open corner. He copies the A-List lariat!
Jimmy grins as he goes corner to corner, but into Miz’s STO! Both men are down while fans rally up. Miz and Jimmy crawl, hot tags to Jey and Shane! Shane rallies on both Usos, and pump kicks Jey down! Shane whips and back drops Jey! Fans fire up as Shane circles Jey. Big right rocks Jey! Float-over DDT for Jimmy! Then one for Jey! Cover, TWO! Shane keeps his cool as he drags Jey to a corner. Jimmy’s in another corner, and Shane climbs up top. Shane leaps and hits Jimmy with Coast 2 Coast! But he doesn’t stop there, he climbs up again to aim at Jey! Shane leaps, for a SUPERKICK! Jey climbs, Uso Splash! Cover, but Miz saves Shane! All four men are down but stirring.
Fans build to a rally as Miz returns to his corner. Shane crawls and Miz reaches, hot tag brings in Miz! Miz springboards for an ax handle! And even he’s surprised that worked! Miz fires up and gives Jey more kicks! Miz runs but into a Samoan Drop! Jey fires up now as he goes corner to corner, but misses the hip attack. Miz kicks the legs out, basement DDT! Cover, TWO! Miz keeps his cool while Jey rolls out. Miz wrecks Jey with a dropkick! Fans anticipate what’s coming, and Miz clears off the announce desk! Miz and Jey brawl, Jimmy DIVES but gets his brother! Miz boots Jimmy down!
The Usos are down, the table is cleared, and fans are fired up. Miz puts Jey on the desk while Shane drags himself to the top rope. Shane leaps, for the elbow through the table!! Miz checks on Shane while Houston loses their minds! Miz puts Jimmy in, blocks the Superkick but Jimmy denies the Finale. Roll up, TWO, roll up, full nelson! Jimmy throws Miz off, SUPERKICK! Jimmy climbs up top, Uso Splash! But MIz gets knees up! Cradle cover, TWO, Skull-Crushing Finale!! COver, TWO into a crucifix!! The Usos win!!
Winners: The Usos, Jimmy Uso pinning; NEW SmackDown Tag Team Champions
The Best Tag Team in the World and the SmackDown Tag Team Champions are no longer Miz & Shane! Jimmy drags his brother from the wreckage, and the twins celebrate the start of their sixth reign! Miz helps Shane up from the wreckage now, and the two walk to the back together. Fans cheer them on for the great effort, but with no rematch clauses, how will they get a chance to take those titles back?
Backstage interview with Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush.
This is easy money, it’ll be two versus one. But with the trend of new champions, will there be another? Is Lio going to be a weak link? Granted, they can work together, but perhaps Finn Balor can get Lashley out of the way to pin Lio to win the title. Lio tells Dasha that they all know that. But Finn can’t capitalize and win. Lashley & Lio have the advantage, they’re the top of the food change. No one is stronger and more dominant than Lashley, and Lio. Relax, big man, Lashley’s the steak, Lio’s the sizzle. So Lio isn’t worried even after Finn beat him two weeks ago? No. Enough talk, the match is next!
WWE Intercontinental Championship Handicap Match: Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush VS Finn Balor!
The Man of the Hour has a point: the odds are in their favor. But the Extraordinary Man knows how to defy odds and win when no one thinks he can. Can Finn do all that again tonight and take the title from the Rocky Mountain Machine? Or will he simply be dominated?
Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Lio convinces Lashley he’ll start. The bell rings, and Lio tags right out to Lashley! Lashley and Finn tie up, and Lashley knees low and clubs Finn down. Fans boo as Lashley flexes, but Finn kicks back! Finn runs and throws forearms, then more kicks. Lashley knees low again, then stands on Finn’s chest. Fans rally as Lashley stomps Finn. Lashley whips but Finn dodges to hit flying forearms! Finn chases Lio off but Lashley gets away. Lio and Lashley regroup on the outside and talk strategy. Finn waits as Lashley returns. Lashley gets a waistlock and throws Finn down. Lashley bumps Finn off buckles and then throws a throat chop. He clubs Finn then throws forearms into the back. The ref counts as Lashley chokes Finn again, and Lashley backs off at 4.
Lashley whips Finn corner to corner, but Finn dodges! Finn swing kicks Lashley down then hurries up top! Lio distracts and Finn chases him off. Finn slingshots but Lashley denies the sunset flip with a stomp. Lashley stomps Finn more then drags him up for a powerbomb. Finn slips out and back drops Lashley out! Lio panics as Finn builds speed, and Lio manages to swipe his feet! Finn chases Lio, but runs into Lashley’s tackle! Fans boo as Lashley stands over Finn and Lio hypes him up. Lashley lifts Finn to ram him into the apron! Lashley puts Finn in, drops an elbow, and covers. TWO and Lio tags in. Lio mocks the Too Sweet and he kicks Finn while he’s down. He eggs Finn on as he throws haymakers and stomps away in a corner.
Finn throws Lio into the corner! Lio runs away and tags Lashley! Lashley clobbers Finn! Cover, TWO! Lashley stays on Finn with a cobra clutch. Fans rally up as Finn endures. Finn powers up and fights out with body shots. Lashley gets Finn with a complete shot! Cover, TWO! Finn lives and Lio is livid! Lashley tags Lio back in and Lio puts Finn in an abdominal stretch. Finn endures as Lio flexes. Fans rally again and Finn powers his way out to a hip toss! Lio crawls to the far corner, and Finn runs in, only to get boots. Lio hops up but Finn ducks under, tag to Lashley! Finn runs into another tackle! Lashley rams his shoulder in again and again, then runs in for another tackle.
Lashley flexes but fans boo and jeer. He puts Finn in the corner again, runs in for another tackle, then lifts Finn HIGH for a spinebuster! Fans continue to boo as Lashley takes aim. But Lio tags in? Lio says he can finish this for them. Lio leaps for the Final Hour, but Finn dodges! The splash flops and Lashley panics. Finn and Lio slowly stand, and Finn stays between Lio and Lashley. Lio kicks but Finn catches it! Lio reaches but Finn reels Lio in for forearms. Finn hits Lashley, then double stomps Lio! Lashley runs in but gets a slingblade! Finn clotheslines Lashley out, then tosses Lio out onto him! Finn FLIES onto them both! He puts Lio in quick, shotgun dropkick blasts Lio down! Finn climbs up high, COUP DE GRACE! Cover, Finn wins!!
Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall; NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion
Finn gets away from the angry Almighty, and is celebrating with Balor Club! Will the Extraordinary Man take this title all the way to Wrestlemania?
Lashley is angry with Lio. Lio is the only reason things went sour for them! And he grabs Lio around the head! Lio begs Lashley forgive him, he is sorry. Lashley lets Lio go, only to lift and slam him! The Rocky Mountain Machine is done with all the hype. Will Lashley be able to find his way back to the title? Is it back to 205 Live full-time for Lio?
In-ring interview with Charlotte Flair.
When did she find out Vince McMahon was going to use her to replace Becky Lynch at Wrestlemania? “Life is good when you’re Charlotte Flair!” The Queen is going to Wrestlemania, and she got to humiliate Becky at the same time. Becky should’ve learned by now that this is her own fault. She can’t let anything go. Becky panders to the WWE Universe! She needs the fans to love her! But Charlotte doesn’t need anyone else’s affirmation. Charlotte knows that she is THE very best in the WWE today! Fans still chant for Becky, though. But Charlotte will be ringside to watch Rowdy Rousey VS Riott, to see who main events against her.
Raw Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey VS Ruby Riott!
Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan fell short of getting the tag titles, but the Squad Leader still looks to shake up Wrestlemania by shocking the world tonight. Is it possible that Ruby can dethrone the Baddest Woman on the Planet? Or will Ronda be the one constant in the Wrestlemania Raw Women’s Championship picture?
Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Charlotte takes a seat as the match begins. Ruby kicks low and throws fast hands on Ronda! Ronda gets Ruby off her to then throw her around! Ruby scrambles out to catch her breath but Ronda eggs her on. Ruby takes her time returning while Ronda paces. Ronda rushes Ruby but Ruby bails out again. Ruby slowly returns, but uses the ropes as defense. She then throws forearms and kicks! Ronda still throws Ruby down! Ronda scoops Ruby, for Piper’s Pit! And then while pointing at the Wrestlemania sign, ARMBAR! Ruby taps, Ronda wins!
Winner: Ronda Rousey, by submission; still Raw Women’s Champion
Ronda stares Charlotte down. The Queen isn’t who she wanted, but Ronda is more than happy to take her frustrations out on her. Charlotte is still confident as she walks up to the ring. Charlotte and Ronda stand face to face, but wait, is that Becky!? Becky is on crutches but she’s still making her way from the crowd to the ring! Becky puts the crutches in and rolls into the ring. Fans cheer her on but Charlotte mocks Becky at how hard it is for her to join them. Becky ignores Charlotte to look at Ronda. Ronda stares back, and then Becky fires off on Charlotte!! Becky seems fine enough to smack away on the woman replacing her!
Ronda takes up the other crutch?! Ronda aims at Charlotte with it, but then Becky SMACKS Ronda! The Man takes her anger out on both women going to Mania over her! Security rushes the ring but Becky keeps going! Becky finally stops but Houston is thunderous for the Straight Fire! Becky leaves peacefully with security escorting her out. Ronda is furious and Charlotte is in a daze. Will Becky’s actions only make things worse for her?
No Disqualifications: Braun Strowman VS Baron Corbin!
As the Monster Among Men told us earlier today, he plans on making this a happy ending for himself, and a nightmare for the Lone Wolf. Will Corbin regret ever angering Strowman to this point? Or will he have another scheme up his sleeves to screw Strowman over?
The fans chant “Get These Hands!” as the bell rings. Corbin throws his vest at Strowman! But Strowman rocks him with an uppercut! Corbin bails out and Strowman gives chase. Corbin SMACKS Strowman with a kendo stick! And another SMACK, and antoher SMACK! Corbin has Strowman staggering about the ring with every SMACK! Corbin dedicates the next SMACK to the fans. Strowman gets to a corner so Corbin wedges the stick into the opposite corner. Corbin whips but Strowman reverses! Corbin slides out to avoid the stick, then slides back in only to get an uppercut! Strowman squashes Corbin in a corner! Corbin goes back for the stick but Strowman takes the stick from him! They fight over the stick but Strowman’s one hand beats Corbin’s two!
“I don’t need a kendo stick to whoop your ass!” Strowman breaks the stick then clubs Corbin down! Fans fire up with Strowman while Corbin bails out. Strowman comes around the corner and blasts Corbin into barriers! Strowman takes another lap, but Corbin throws an arm chair! And Strowman catches it! Corbin runs and Strowman chases, but Corbin sends Strowman into steel steps! Corbin takes the steps apart and rams the top half into Strowman! Strowman staggers about but Corbin gives chase. Corbin jams Strowman with the steps again, then mocks the lap. Corbin gets speed and runs Strowman over! And then he mocks the monster’s roar. Fans boo and jeer while Corbin drags Strowman up and into the ring. Corbin drags Strowman up to rock with a right hand!
Fans boo as Corbin gloats. Corbin eggs Strowman on but Strowman drags himself up. Corbin runs to rock Strowman with another right! Fans boo as Corbin gloats more. Corbin prepares a third, but Strowman clobbers Corbin instead! And then a corner splash to a big boot! Strowman roars and fans chant for a table. Strowman obliges, and finds a table from under the ring! He puts the table in the ring, then sets it up in a corner. Strowman goes after Corbin to scoop, but Corbin slips out and rakes the eyes! Corbin boots Strowman, then hops up to leap, but into the scoop! Monster Slam through the table!! But here comes Drew McIntyre! It is only natural that one of Corbin’s allies would come out just as Corbin looked to be losing. McIntyre has a steel chair, but then Bobby Lashley attacks from behind!
The pack is together and they SMACK Strowman with chair shot after chair shot! Lashley and McIntyre help Corbin up from the wreckage, but Strowman stands! Strowman rocks Lashley with an uppercut! McIntyre hits the Glasgow Kiss, Lashley SPEARS Strowman down! Corbin coordinates the trio and has them bring in the steel steps. McIntyre and Lashley take the big base steps and put them in the ring. Corbin helps set them side by side, and fans boo as the three circle Strowman. McIntyre drags Strowman up to talk trash, but Strowman grabs him by the throat! Strowman grabs Lashley, but Corbin SMACKS Strowman on the back! Strowman goes down again and Corbin goes searching under the ring.
Corbin, McIntyre and Lashley get tables into the ring and start setting them up. CLAYMORE keeps Strowman down! McIntyre helps Corbin double stack the tables, then they both drag Strowman around to Lashley on top of the steps. They all lift Strowman, for a SHIELD BOMB through BOTH tables! Corbin covers, Corbin wins!!
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall
This new pack of wild dogs asserts dominance over the Monster Among Men! What is to come of these three being united in their dominance and destruction?
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The Miz and Shane are getting checked out backstage.
Miz apologizes to Shane. He can’t calm down over the loss. They’re better than this! Miz dedicated this match to his entire family!! Shane tells Miz to calm down and head home. They can talk again on Tuesday. Just go home, okay? Miz does leave, but he’s not happy. Will Miz cool off come SmackDown this week?
Lacey Evans heads to the ring.
The Model Soldier surprises everyone by walking out, but then she heads back? Was this her way of classing up the night?
WWE Championship Elimination Chamber!
SmackDown’s incredible Gauntlet Match established who will go in last, and that is The Viper! Randy Orton takes a pod, as does Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy, and AJ Styles. That leaves the New Daniel Bryan to start against Samoa Joe by default!
But as Bryan makes his entrance, he shouts for them to cut his music. “Do you know what happens when a genius like myself tries to enlighten the masses?” They get punished! The WWE management has given the WWE Universe power! And what happens now? Bryan comes out and he’s one of the first in the match! “Fickle!” First in the Gauntlet! “Fickle!” And now Rowan can’t accompany Bryan to the ring! Bryan shouts “No!” but fans chant “Yes! Yes!” Bryan doesn’t want the fans to make him a martyr, but he is suffering for the greater good. The small-minded people just repeat the same stupid phrase, and it only reminds Bryan that there is hope. The people and the planet needs the New Daniel Bryan as the WWE Champion! Bryan finally enters the Chamber, the belt is raised, and the match finally begins.
Joe corners Bryan but Bryan slips out and around the outside. Joe dares Bryan to come back but Bryan refuses. Bryan simply trolls Joe while waiting out the clock. Joe waits and Bryan enters the ring, but he still keeps his distance. Bryan throws kicks but Joe just grins. Joe catches the next kick to give a kick! Joe kicks, Bryan catches, but Joe uses that to get at kneebar! Bryan endures, and grabs the ropes. Joe lets go and Bryan gets him into a corner. Bryan CHOPS Joe but Joe just gets mad. Bryan runs but Joe gives chase! Joe corners Bryan and CHOPS him against the steel chains! Joe drags Bryan back into the ring for a back suplex. Bryan slips out and hops up, but into a powerbomb! High stack cover, TWO, into the Boston Crab!
Bryan endures but Joe shifts to an STF! Then a crossface! Then Rings of Saturn! Bryan shifts to a cover, TWO, he dropkicks Joe’s legs out! Bryan throws Joe out of the ring, then into a pod! Joe rolls back into the ring and Bryan covers, ONE! Bryan stands Joe up for a chop, but Joe CHOPS Bryan! Joe headbutts Bryan then kicks him in the chest and back. Bryan gets up to chop, but Joe CHOPS him again! Joe whips Bryan to a corner, but Bryan drop toeholds Joe into buckles! Bryan kicks away on Joe but the countdown finally appears! Bryan backs off to watch the pods. The next man in is… Kofi Kingston!
The Iron Man rallies on both of them! Springboard ax handle for Bryan! Kofi spin through the urenage but Joe denies the DDT. Kofi swing kicks Joe away then climbs up for a splash to the back! Cover, TWO! Bryan goes after Kofi in a corner, then hangs him out to dry on the ropes. Fans rally while Bryan climbs. Bryan leaps at Kofi for a guillotine knee drop! Cover, TWO! Bryan goes after Joe with chops, but Joe still isn’t bothered by them. Joe backs Bryan down with another CHOP! Bryan runs away from Joe again, then climbs up on top a pod. Joe wants Bryan to come back but he just sits. Kofi rams into Joe with shoulders but then Joe CHOPS Kofi. Joe whips Kofi corner to corner but Kofi goes up after Bryan! Bryan wants Kofi to take it easy, but Kofi throws furious haymakers!
Bryan gets away but Kofi pursues! Joe approaches from below as the two exchange kicks. Joe drags Bryan down off the wall, but Kofi kicks Joe away. Kofi aims, climbs a little higher, and Trust Falls onto them both! All three men are down as that fall hurts Kofi almost as much as Bryan or Joe. Kofi drags Bryan back into the ring, covers, TWO! He covers Joe, TWO! Bryan throws European Uppercuts on Kofi then headlocks. Kofi powers out but Bryan runs him over. Things speed up, Kofi back elbows Bryan! Cover, TWO! Kofi keeps his cool but Joe is on him with a headbutt. Joe back sentons Bryan! Joe drags Kofi up and snap suplexes. Cover, TWO! Joe goes back to Bryan on the outside, throwing forearms and CHOPS against the steel chains! The countdown returns and the next man in is… AJ Styles!
The Phenomenal One rallies on everyone with haymakers! Phenomenal Blitz on Joe! Bryan goes after Styles and SLAPS him. Styles SLAPS Bryan, and the two brawl! Styles whips but Bryan reverses. Bryan runs in but into an elbow. Styles hops up, Moonsault but Kofi comes in. Styles catches Kofi, double DDT’s! Cover on Bryan, TWO! Cover on Kofi, TWO! Styles bumps Kofi off buckles and kicks out the leg. Styles goes to Joe on the outside, slingshot for a forearm! Bryan climbs again while Styles keeps Joe down. Styles spots Bryan, and springboards up to meet him! Phenomenal Forearm takes Bryan out! Styles shoulders and slingshots on Kofi for a sunset flip, but into the Styles Clash! Kofi fights out of it, then runs, but into the Ushigoroshi! Cover, TWO! Styles keeps his cool as he goes back to Joe. J
oe covers up but Styles kicks low and then chops him. Styles throws forearms, but Joe prevents him from throwing him into steel. Joe throws Styles into the chains then back drops Styles into the ring! Joe goes after Kofi but Kofi hits back! Kofi fires off haymakers and kicks, but runs into the sleeper! Kofi copies his idea from the Gauntlet and makes it a cover! TWO and Joe still has the sleeper! Jawbreaker frees Kofi, Phenomenal Forearm hits Joe! Styles ELIMINATES Joe! The Destroyer is gone, but the countdown returns. Since we know who is last, the next man in has to be Jeff hardy! The Charismatic Enigma brawls with Styles! Hardy whips but Styles reverses, only for Hardy to run him over. Hardy atomic drops and splits the legs! Dropkick on top, cover, TWO!
Hardy jawbreakers Styles then back kicks Bryan. Hardy kicks Kofi and hits a sit-out gourd buster! Then he uses Kofi to hit Bryan with Poetry in Motion! Fans chant “DELETE! DELETE!” as Hardy stalks Styles. Styles denies the Twist of Fate with a Pele! Hardy crawls to a corner while Bryan throws Kofi into chains. Bryan grinds Kofi into steel while Styles shoves Hardy into a pod! Styles climbs up behind Hardy but Hardy fights back. Hardy trips Styles up and Styles hits post on the way down! Hardy drags Styles into the ring while Bryan laces Kofi’s arm through chain! Styles is stuck on the top rope, Hardy SWANTONS on Styles! KNEE PLUS outta nowhere! Bryan ELIMINATES Hardy! Hardy put it all on the line to go after Styles, he got caught off guard.
Bryan goes after Styles now with a Tree of Woe. Bryan fires off No Kicks, then runs corner to corner to basement dropkick! Styles can’t get out of the tree and Bryan puts Kofi on top. Bryan stomps Styles down then climbs up over him. Bryan drags Kofi up but Styles sits up! Styles adds on for a Tower of Doom, German Suplex and SUPERPLEX! Styles works to get out of the Tree while the others are down. The countdown returns, and finally, Randy Orton joins the match! He has his pick and first lariats Bryan down. Orton stomps Styles in the Tree, then clotheslines Kofi. He stomps Styles more, but Kofi gets his attention. Orton throws Kofi into Styles! Styles finally falls out of the Tree, but Bryan goes at Orton. Orton almost gets the RKO but Bryan backslides! TWO, and Orton hangs Bryan out to dry!
Kofi dropkicks Orton! Kofi drags Styles up, but Styles gets him with the STO backbreaker, just like the Gauntlet match! Styles drags Kofi up as fans rally. Styles whips Kofi to a corner, then runs in, only for Kofi to put him outside. Kofi turns around into Styles’ forearm, then Styles springboards, into an RKO!! Cover, Orton ELIMINATES Styles! Orton grins as he watches Styles be helped out of the Chamber. But Kofi rolls Orton! TWO, Trouble in Paradise misses. Kofi kicks Orton back, then climbs up, only for Orton to trip him up. Orton drags Kofi out from the top rope, for a SUPER draping DDT! Fans duel as Orton hears the voices in his head. Orton stalks Kofi but catches Bryan in a powerslam! Orton goes back to Kofi but Kofi denies the RKO! TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Cover, Kofi ELIMINATES Orton!
Kofi is one of the final two with Daniel Bryan! Houston is thunderous for how close Kofi is to achieving a dream! Kofi and Bryan are in opposite corners, and Kofi fires himself up. Bryan and Kofi stand up stare down. They approach, and start throwing hands! Bryan kicks so Kofi kicks, and repeat! They go back and forth, but Kofi eggs Bryan’s kicks on! Bryan kicks and Kofi kicks! Trouble In Paradise misses, Bryan dropkicks the legs out! Bryan dares Kofi to sit up, and starts giving him No Kick! He kicks again and again, but Kofi ducks the buzzsaw! SOS!! Cover, TWO!! Kofi was so close yet so far from finally being world champion! Houston is at a fever pitch as Kofi and Bryan reset.
Kofi runs in but misses in the corner! Fans rally up as Bryan takes his time looming over Kofi. Bryan throws angry haymakers, saying Kofi doesn’t deserve to be here. Bryan gives Kofi more kicks, then runs corner to corner, for a big dropkick! And then another! And a third! A fourth! Kofi jumps out and double stomps out Bryan! Cover, TWO!! Houston is right there with Kofi on how close he was again. Kofi wills himself to his feet and to a corner. He aims at Bryan as he stands. Kofi runs but Bryan bails out. Kofi goes after Bryan and throws him into chains! He does it again and again and again! Kofi only picks up speed as he rams Bryan into steel! He drags Bryan up, bulldog but Bryan sends Kofi into the pod!
Bryan drags Kofi into the ring, and waits for Kofi to stand. Fans are not giving up on Kofi, but Bryan is taking am. Bryan runs at Kofi, KNEE PLUS! Cover, TWO!? Kofi survives and shocks Bryan! But Houston is eating this up! Bryan grows angry, and grabs Kofi’s arms. Bryan stomps away on Kofi’s face! And again and again and again! Cover, TWO! Bryan wants another shot, Kofi stands, TROUBLE IN PARADISE! Cover, TWO to a cradle! TWO, and Kofi kicks Bryan. Bryan catches Kofi’s arm into a form of the Labell Lock! But he also rakes the eyes and nose! This isn’t illegal in the Chamber! Kofi reaches and gets the ropebreak! Bryan lets go out of exhaustion. Bryan sits up and drags Kofi around. Houston declares “This is Awesome!”
Bryan climbs up top but Kofi kicks him down! Kofi climbs up and throws hands. Bryan climbs to the pod but Kofi pursues. Kofi clubs Bryan down then headbutts him against the Plexiglas. Kofi throws Bryan into it as fans chant “Yes! Yes!” He drags Bryan up, but Bryan resists. Kofi throws body shots but Bryan continues to block the risky suplex. Bryan fights and now he bounces Kofi against the Plexiglas! Bryan decides to use Kofi’s idea, but now Kofi resists! Kofi fights back and clubs Bryan down. Bryan slips down to the post but Kofi again pursues. Kofi boots Bryan again and again and sends him all the way down! Kofi stands, leaps, but FLOPS! Bryan aims from the corner, KNEE PLUS!! Cover, Bryan wins!
Winner: Daniel Bryan, by pinfall; still WWE Champion
The New Daniel Bryan survives the Chamber by the skin of his teeth. Will the Planet’s Champion ever be defeated?
As for Kofi, the New Day come out to join him. They and the fans still have Kofi’s back. Houston chants “Thank You, Kofi!” because he has nothing to be ashamed of. Will they go back to the drawing board and find another way for Kofi to get that Grand Slam?
A really great Elimination Chamber! WWE more or less took advantage of the assumption that they wouldn’t use this PPV for anything crucial and actually did that. At least, for some of this. Buddy Murphy retains because while Tozawa was doing great, I’m thinking it’s someone brand new to 205 Live that’ll finally take it from Murphy. AKA Kushida. The Women’s Tag Team Championship Chamber match was of course new and historic, and it was pretty good for having a few superstars who aren’t exactly the best. All 12 women got to look strong, but it was good for the IIconics to be later in the match so that they could pick on the others. Naturally Bayley and Sasha win, it is their story, and they were even matching the belts with their gear. I’m still waiting to see how they’ll make these belts work on both brands.
I did not think The Usos were going to win those titles. There was the new of Jimmy’s DUI, but it seems the Usos and Naomi had a counter of wanting to leave. The WWE gave the Usos their win to keep them and will likely worry about punishing Jimmy for the public incident some other way. But the match was great, and this does help give Miz & Shane a new dimension to the story. Though I have a feeling that this might be what brings us to Miz VS Shane. That’s a bit of a shame, but I suppose this would be a good way of doing it. But I did see Finn Balor getting that Intercontinental Championship off of Lio Rush. That seemed to be the only reason for the Handicap stipulation, because Vince still doesn’t see Finn being able to beat a beefy guy directly.
Of course, it also helps give Lashley energy left over to beat up Strowman with his real friends. No Disqualifications was obviously for this to happen. Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre taking the Shield triple powerbomb to the extreme was an interesting choice. If Roman Reigns was healthy, I would think this would lead to Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre taking on a once-again-reunited Shield at Wrestlemania. Even with Dean Ambrose supposedly leaving after Mania, one last ride with his brothers would be a great match for him to have at Wrestlemania, and it could be a feel-good send-off moment when the Shield stands tall for one last fist bump.
We all knew Ruby Riott was going to lose, but Ronda sure beat her quickly. Ruby should stick with Liv and Sarah and try to Freebird the Women’s Tag Titles. As for the rest of the Raw Women’s Championship segment, it was amazing! Becky surprises us, and then her beating both Charlotte and Ronda up with the crutch was a lot of fun. This wasn’t the route I pictured for the Triple Threat but it’s working out. Now if only Asuka would have something lined up. Lacey Evans randomly showing up was just weird, but maybe she is their choice to build for Asuka in the home stretch. Then after a huge block of WWE’s own ads, we finally get to the world title chamber. It was really good with how they played on all the story, and it was perfect to have Bryan start and Kofi hang with him.
In the back of my mind, I knew Kofi wasn’t going to win, but they did such a great job making it seem like Kofi could’ve pulled it off. It is a shame Ali wasn’t getting this same shine because of injury, but Ali will be back and can continue where he left off. Fastlane is coming, and that will surely be used to determine the next challenger. A lot of it depends on Ali’s physical health, so anything could happen. It’d be great if Kofi got another chance, but the New Day have said Kofi will get the title in 2019, so it doesn’t have to be at Mania, even if Mania is the place for such great moments.
My Score: 8.3/10
Mitchell’s Women of Wrestling Results & Report! (2/15/19)
How will WOW address last week’s unclear ending?
WOW ended with controversy last week as both Santana Garrett AND Jungle Grrrl got the pin on Tessa Blanchard! Who is truly the world champion?!
- Havoc VS Fire; Havoc wins.
- Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella; wins.
- Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness; Faith wins.
- Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard; Blanchard wins and becomes the new WOW World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
David McLane again welcomes us to WOW!
The matchmaker knows last week’s star-studded Triple Threat for the Women of Wrestling World Championship was wild but also ended in a double pin. Jungle Grrrl hit her splash but Santana Garrett also covered Tessa Blanchard’s legs for an impossible scenario. Senior official Scrappy McGowan came out to ensure the integrity of the title, and chose to postpone awarding it until after the officials could properly review the footage.
And tonight, that long awaited decision is made. McLane holds up the currently vacated title as he first introduces Jungle Grrrl. He would introduce Santana, but the despicable acts Tessa Blanchard did to her father, Keny G, Santana is with her father at the hospital. That is tragic, but the show must go on. So the other competitor for this vacated title will be the Born Legend, Tessa Blanchard! Tessa hits the ring and takes the mic while fans boo and jeer. Tessa says Santana isn’t here not because of her dad. Santana’s not here because she’s afraid! Santana isn’t here because she needs oxygen just like her daddy. But Tessa is fine with that, she’ll take on Jungle Grrrl or any woman in WOW. Even if it’s the biggest and baddest- Speaking of, here comes the biggest and baddest, THE BEAST!
Beast introduces herself to Tessa. And if Tessa wants the biggest and baddest, here she is! McLane and the fans agree. Tessa says the bigger they are, the harder they fall. These two may be big and bad, but Beast and JG aren’t on Tessa’s level! Tessa starts shoving but JG scoops her up! Tessa slips out and shoves JG into Beast! Beast fights with JG while Tessa runs away! Fans are thunderous but officials hurry to pull the Queen of the Amazon and the Alpha Female apart! Will Tessa regret standing between these two Women of Wrestling?
The Monster of Madness started her career 15 years ago, during a time when Women’s Wrestling wasn’t taken as seriously. “From the very beginning, people were telling me, ‘You’re not gonna make it very far here’.” They said she was too big, too different, and she struggled for those first few years. Havoc was trying to figure out who she should be, when one day she realized, she only had to be what she wanted to be. Havoc transformed herself and embraced the darkness.
The “Women’s Revolution” only just started a few years ago, with all these “glamorous girls” showing off what they worked so hard for, when it was women like Havoc who put in the work and carried the load. “There is a reason when these women get in the ring with me, they stare at me from across the ring, terrified.” The mask comes off, and she unleashes the monster! Who will be the first Woman of Wrestling to lose to the madness?
Havoc VS Fire!
The Monster of Madness makes her WOW TV debut and it’s against the fan favorite who finally got on a hot streak. Will Havoc put out the flames? Or will she be burned in her debut?
The bell rings and Havoc rushes Fire! Fire dodges and keeps her distance. Havoc laughs as she gives chase, but Fire keeps away. Fire ducks down but Havoc catches her by her hair! Havoc throws a heavy forearm then gets in the ref’s face. Havoc drags Fire up and clams on, to lift Fire high over head! She throws Fire to a corner, then shrieks while fans boo and jeer. Havoc runs in but Fire dodges! Fire comes back with a dropkick! And a corner splash! Fans fire up with Fire as she fires off kicks! Havoc stays up as Fire runs. Fire dodges to dropkick again, but Havoc stays standing. Fire tries a second but Havoc only steps back. Fans fire up as Fire runs, but Havoc boots her right down! Havoc shrieks again as she drags Fire up. Havoc thrashes Fire around and tosses her to the ropes!
Fans continue to cheer Fire on but Havoc is right on her at the ropes. Havoc chokes Fire but then stops at 4. She shouts at the ref to back off, then grins as she stalks Fire to a corner. Havoc puts Fire in a full nelson, then lifts for a stretch! Fire endures while fans rally up. Havoc shifts to a waistlock, wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Fire survives and Havoc is shocked. Havoc stretches Fire back in a modified camel clutch. Fire endures as Havoc gets the full clutch on. Havoc also pulls hair but the ref counts. Havoc clubs Fire down at 4! Fans rain down boos while Havoc looms over Fire. Havoc lifts Fire and snap suplexes hard! Havoc drags Fire to the center and says this is the end. Leg drop misses!
Fire fires back kicks! And a mule kick! Havoc’s down, Fire covers, TWO! Fire climbs up fast, big crossbody! But Havoc catches her easily! Havoc pops Fire up, Air Raid Crash! Cover, Havoc wins!
Winner: Havoc, by pinfall
The Monster of Madness wins her debut and soaks up the heat. Will she only continue to wreak havoc on the WOW roster?
WOW reports on a recent incident with one of their wrestlers.
Keta Rush was jumped in the arena alley after a WOW live event. McLane and Keta went to the production truck to examine the footage to shed light on the assailants. The security cameras caught it all as Keta was jumped 2v1. To think it was someone Keta thought of as a friend. Keta wants after her in the ring, but will she get the payback she wants?
Kristen Davidson w/ Samantha Smart VS Chantilly Chella!
The Disciplinarian and her supervisor want all the other Women of Wrestling to fall in line, and now they look to straighten out WOW’s number one party girl. Will Davidson and Smart have fun ruining Chella’s fun?
The bell rings and Chella gets the fans hyped up. Davidson just sneers as she lunges at Chella. Chella ducks and rolls and has a good time, but it only annoys Davidson and Smart. Chella and Davidson tie up and go around. Davidson pulls Chella’s hair and puts her in a corner. Davidson gets right in Chella’s face about her behavior, but Chella doesn’t get what’s so bad about partying. Chella simply wishes Davidson peace, but Davidson swings on her! Chella dodges and headlocks back. She gets the headlock takeover, but Davidson stands up. Davidson lifts Chella but Chella counters with another takedown! Davidson prevents a cover and manages to get a headscissors! Chella gets out and gets the headlock back!
Davidson gets up again and pries out to a hammerlock. Davidson gets the headlock now then shifts to a snapmare. Chella handsprings through to get the headlock back again! Davidson powers out but Chella hops up for body scissors, only to get a spinebuster! Cover, TWO! Davidson trash talks Chella and clubs her, then hits a running neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Smart grows annoyed but Davidson stays on Chella at the ropes. Davidson chokes Chella but the ref backs her off. So Smart chokes Chella while he’s not looking! Smart gets away with it and Davidson drags Chella back up. Davidson gourd busters Chella, then drops the double stomps! Cover, TWO! Davidson keeps her cool as she whips Chella. Chella body scissors again, but into a wheelbarrow facebuster! Cover, TWO! Chella still lives and Smart is annoyed.
Davidson clubs Chella to the ropes, and Smart SMACKS her with the ruler! The referee warns Smart while Davidson puts Chella in a corner. Davidson whips corner to corner but Chella goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Davidson hip attacks Chella fast! Then she goes side to side for the wash! Davidson drags Chella to a cover, TWO! Fans fire up for Chella but Davidson stays on her with a clutch. Chella endures and fans rally up. Chella powers up but Davidson clubs her down! Davidson drags Chella up into the fireman’s carry, but Chella fights out! Chella shoves and kicks away! Davidson swings but Chella bobs ‘n’ weaves! Chella says “Peace!” then sweeps the legs! Chella fires up and hits Meteora! Cover, TWO!
Chella keeps going, hitting a shining wizard in the corner! She rolls Davidson out then heads up top. Davidson staggers, big crossbody from Chella! Cover, TWO!! Chella can’t believe she didn’t get that. She swings a kick but Davidson ducks! Davidson fireman’s carry, TKO Neckbreaker! Cover, Davidson wins!
Winner: Kristen Davidson by pinfall
The Disciplinarian scratches off one wild child, but with a lot of help from Ms. Smart. Who else will learn not to mess with Davidson and Smart?
“Who’s next on the Psycho Sisters’ devastation list?” Oh, it’s the Lioness! “Faithy Jay, you think you’re from the streets?” Razor IS the street! The streets raised Razor. She left everything in the street. You think facing Razor is just facing another wrestler? Razor gets what she wants and never backs down. When you step to her, you’ll feel the Razor’s Edge. That WOW first-time show down is next!
Reintroducing: Faith the Lioness.
Growing up, her parents encouraged Faith to be herself and never change to fit someone else’s ideals. People have said she’s too tall for this or too thick for that, but she defies them to become who she is today. From ballet to rap to kickboxing, Faith has always had pride in who she was. She wants to blend dancing, music and wrestling into one, but her debut was a bit rough against The Beast. But even so, like a lion, she faces everything without fear. Faith was able to accept her defeat because of how great her debut felt. She can’t really put the feeling into words, but she knows she wants more. Losing only makes you stronger, because it’s about getting back up. Will Faith stand strong and get that first win?
Razor w/ Fury VS Faith the Lioness!
The Daughter of Darkness had her WOW TV debut and was successful. Now it’s time to see if the Vanguard of Violence can do the same. Will Razor cut down Faith’s pride? Or will the lioness finally sink her teeth into a victory?
The bell rings and the two approach fast and furious! Faith pushes Razor but she turns it around to put her in the corner. Razor SLAPS Faith, so Faith shoves Razor! Faith gets a headlock takeover fast, and grinds Razor to the mat. Razor stands up and powers out, only for Faith to run her over. Things speed up and Faith shows her agility! She gets another headlock takeover! Razor headscissor counters but Faith pops right out. They speed up again, Faith goes Matrix! She mule kicks and whips but Razor reverses. Fury swipes at Faith’s feet, and then Razor clobbers her! Cover, TWO! Razor grits her teeth as she drags Faith up and clubs her down. Razor stomps Faith to the ropes, then fakes an eyelash in her eye. The ref doesn’t see Fury choke Faith on the ropes!
Fans boo as Fury gets away with it, and Razor goes after Faith in a corner. Razor clubs away then whips corner to corner. Razor runs in for a big splash! She snapmares Faith down hard, then heads to a corner. She runs out, but Faith dodges the senton! Faith Penalty Kicks Razor, then scoop slams her down! Cover, TWO! Faith keeps her focus as she heads to a corner. She hops up but Razor clubs her down! Razor drags Faith up for another hard snapmare, and into a chinlock. Razor grinds Faith to the mat but fans rally up. Fury trolls the fans while Faith feeds off their energy. Jawbreaker frees Faith! Razor staggers while Faith runs, but Razor runs her over! Cover, TWO!
Razor grows frustrated and she takes it out on Faith with more clubbing forearms. But Faith CHOPS back! Faith runs into a kick, and Razor hits The Stroke, half-nelson facebuster! Razor doesn’t end it there, she drags Faith up into a camel clutch! Faith endures as Razor grinds her forearms and digs her nails in! Faith gets an arm free, and then the other! She slips out the back but Razor clobbers her! Razor stomps Faith then bumps her off the mat. Faith crawls to a corner but Razor stomps her again. Razor grabs the arms for a surfboard stomp! Razor drags Faith to a cover, TWO! Faith lives and Razor is furious! Razor bumps Faith off buckles hard, then throws CHOPS! Razor whips corner to corner and runs in, but Faith boots her back! Faith roundhouses Razor down!
Fans fire up as Faith climbs up high. But Fury goes after a leg! Faith kicks Fury away then leaps at Razor for a BIG missile dropkick! Cover, Faith wins!!
Winner: Faith the Lioness by pinfall
The fans give a standing ovation for Faith’s first WOW TV victory! But Fury ruins the moment by attacking from behind! The Psycho Sisters beat down Faith, then toss her out of the ring! Fans boo but the damage is done. Will Fury and Razor continue to do what they want to every Woman of Wrestling they encounter?
Coming soon: Nikki Krampus.
As her last name suggests, the Norwegian Nightmare embodies the fearsome might of the punisher of misdeeds. She makes her debut next week, who will be the first to face their retribution?
Vacated WOW World Championship: Jungle Grrrl VS Tessa Blanchard!
The Born Legend loves to talk trash about the Wonder Woman of Wrestling, Santana Garrett, but she should actually be thankful to her. If not for that double pin, Tessa would have lost last week’s Triple Threat and the Queen of the Amazon would again reign. Now there’s a second chance for the third-generation wrestler, will she make the best of this golden opportunity?
Introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the streamers fly! Fans are already fired up with the bell, and Tessa circles with JG. They tie up, Tessa gets a wristlock. JG rolls and rolls to get free but Tessa backs off. Tessa and JG tie up again and Tessa gets a waistlock. JG standing switches but Tessa snapmares through to a chinlock. Tessa grinds JG down but JG gets up and works her way out. JG gets a keylock but Tessa reverses to a hammerlock to roll JG! ONE, and JG sweeps to cover! ONE, and Tessa returns the sweep, ONE! Tessa gets up but JG scares her off with a step! Tessa bails out and gets a breather. JG lets Tessa take her time, and Tessa returns to tie up again.
JG gets the headlock now and grinds Tessa down. Tessa tries but can’t power out of JG’s grip. Tessa fights with body shots and powers out, but JG runs her over! JG runs but Tessa speeds things up, only to run into a dropkick! Tessa scrambles to a corner and JG whips. Tessa reverses and rocks JG with a forearm against the ropes! She whips JG into ropes, then runs, but JG dodges the rope attack just in time! Tessa hits the ropes herself and is stinging! Fans rally up as JG drags Tessa up in a waistlock. Tessa standing switches and pushes JG to forearm her on the rebound. Tessa runs again, and dropkicks JG into the ropes! Cover, ONE!! JG is tougher than Tessa thought, but Tessa keeps her cool.
Tessa stalks JG to a corner to rock her with another right forearm! She whips JG corner to corner, then runs in, but into a boot! JG hops up but Tessa sweeps the legs! Draping code breaker! Cover, ONE!? Tessa is shocked JG is this tough! Fans rally up and it only eggs Tessa on. Tessa drags JG up to whip, but JG reverses to another dropkick! Both women are down and crawling for opposite corners. They run at each other and JG hits lariat after lariat! JG hits a corner shining wizard, then a BIG German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! JG gets up and drags Tessa up. JG fireman’s carry while fans duel. Tessa fights out, to a hammerlock, but JG powers out! JG hits a leaping knee! Then a scoop but Tessa slips out! Tessa wrenches, sweeps the legs, armbar!
JG endures as Tessa makes the armbar part Triangle! But the legs are on the throat, that’s a choke, the referee will not count this submission! JG powers up as Tessa keeps squeezing. JG deadlifts Tessa but bombs her into the referee! The referee is down and out of the ring! JG scoops Tessa, Jungle Driver!! JG keeps going, climbing up top. Fans fire up as JG leaps, Jungle Splash!! Cover, but there’s NO ref to count! JG’s had Tessa down for more than long enough but where’s a ref?! Here’s the BEAST instead! The Beast SPEARS Jungle Grrrl! Fans are thunderous as Beast drags JG up again, for the BEAST BOMB! The Alpha Female decimates JG and then drags the ref into the ring! Tessa crawls to a cover, the ref counts it, Tessa wins!!
Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall; NEW WOW World Champion
The Beast has made her mark! The Born Legend is the new champion, and Jungle Grrrl was pinned for the first time in her WOW career! But of course, The Beast still wants the belt for her own, and Tessa shouts that she’s not afraid. Will Tessa be able to retain when The Beast is the one who helped her win? What will former WOW World Champion, Santana Garrett, have to say about this?
What a wild episode of WOW! Havoc, who is of course Jessicka Havok, had a decent delivery of her promo. She gets points for taking up the banner of the independent wrestling women who got the ball rolling for the Women’s (R)Evolution as coined by WWE. But she loses points for me for being yet another of the “inner darkness” kind of Heels I’m seeing in not just WOW but a few other promotions. Be proud of being big and tough, but be different. Especially when the Psycho Sisters are already filling that role of the dark, edgy Heels. Unless she becomes the third sister…
Razor VS Faith was a good match, and Faith is clearly talented. Faith feels like she could get a top Face push down the road the way she was booked against The Beast and then here against Razor. I’m still thinking the WOW World Tag Team Championships are going to be revived and a team like the Psycho Sisters would be a top Heel choice for those. Davidson VS Chella was an okay match, but there are a lot of Heels with Managers right now. I’m wondering if Davidson & Smart will get a dedicated opponent for the story their gimmick tells.
Of all the possibilities for their world title, I didn’t think they’d reset with Santana bowing out. That’s a great Face move putting family over career but it really gave Tessa Blanchard a big second chance. I did call The Beast getting involved, and it worked out perfectly to get some heat on both her and Tessa. Jungle Grrrl VS The Beast is still coming, no doubt about that. That match might be hotter than Santana coming back to get at Tessa. Not only that, but I’m hoping WOW decides to give us an episode where it’s just those two matches so that each one gets 20 to 25 minutes. As fun as it’s been to always have three to four matches a night, having two amazing matches would really help WOW gain some momentum.
My Score: 8.3/10