WWE Survivor Series returns to the classic Raw VS SmackDown!
WWE looks to see who is the #BestoftheBest between Raw and SmackDown! Champions face champions and the 5v5 teams battle to the last ones standing!
- Kickoff – WWE 24/7 Championship Turkey Trot: R-Truth VS Akira Tozawa w/ ninjas VS Gobbledy Gooker; Gobbledy wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- Kickoff – Dual Brand Battle Royal; The Miz wins.
- Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown; Team Raw wins.
- The New Day VS The Street Profits; The Street Profits win.
- Bobby Lashley w/ The Hurt Business VS Sami Zayn; Lashley wins.
- Asuka VS Sasha Banks; Banks wins.
- WWE 24/7 Championship Wile E. Ways: Gobbledy Gooker VS Akira Tozawa; Tozawa wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- WWE 24/7 Championship Wile E. Ways II: Akira Tozawa VS Gobbledy Gooker VS R-Truth; Truth wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
- Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown; Team Raw wins.
- Drew McIntyre VS Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman; Reigns wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
It’s the Survivor Series Kickoff Show!
Join Charly Caruso, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Booker T, John Bradshaw Layfield and Pete Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting the action as Raw and SmackDown go head-to-head once again!
Backstage interview with Paul Heyman.
On Talking Smack, he accused WWE of “false advertising,” saying this isn’t Champion VS Champion for Roman VS McIntyre but Champion VS Title Holder. Kayla wants to give him a chance to retract that statement. Is this her flirting? NO, he is not going to retract the statement. he will double down! Roman is THE Champion, “T H E E,” from Raw to SmackDown to NXT to all of sports entertainment.
To Heyman, McIntyre is a prop. McIntyre is the guy to sub in for promotional material. He is a temporary placeholder in Raw’s history, and a babysitter to that belt. Roman makes the championship. Roman brings the Universal Championship honor, prestige and legacy that no other man can. Tonight, the winner of tonight’s match is the Reigns-ing, Defending, Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman… Reigns… Heyman goes into Roman’s private locker room, but will he be completely proven wrong tonight?
Bianca Belair joins the panel.
The EST replaces Rosenberg and JBL says the panel just won. Charly asks what Bianca brings to the table. Bianca says she is so excited to get in there and to again show us why she is The EST. She’s excited to win alongside her friends, Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan, and even with Natalya and even Bayley. But is this just a one night thing? Speaking of Natty, she joins in. And speaking of Bayley, she’s not the captain but neither is Bianca. Bayley is trying to find her relevance again. Well who is the leader, though? Well Natty is, she’s the #BOAT, the Best of All Time. No the first person to qualify should be in charge, and that was Bianca. Natty doesn’t want to be political but there were many reasons why Natty didn’t qualify first.
The experience Natty brings is the most valuable, because she’s had the most matches, the most wins, and the most matches at Survivor Series. She isn’t just the leader, but the BOAT. Oh, but what’s the most famous boat ever? Titanic, for sinking! Okay, thanks, Debbie Downer. The Titanic movie made tons of money! Well the BOAT better not sink tonight. Natty claps at Bianca and Bianca says, “Girl, uh-uh!” The name’s not even cute. Booker says “The Boat” isn’t so bad. Bianca claps back and Charly hopes they keep it civil. Natty claims Team SmackDown is just fine, unlike Team Raw. So long as Bianca behaves. Natty and Bianca head out, will Team SmackDown sink or swim here tonight?
Sami Zayn joins the panel.
He likes the mostly star-studded panel. One of these things is not like the other, *cough* Rosenberg. Sami doesn’t ask for much as a man of principle, and he just wants respect. They respect Sami. Booker likes Sami, he’s top 5 for sure. King asks Sami why his title is more prestigious than Lashley’s. Because the Intercontinental Championship represents all the countries, while the US Championship represents just one, and it’s rather depressing to say. Does Sami have something against the USA? Not the point. Sami is about the people, not the countries. The Intercontinental Championship has a work ethic that is respected by those who are in the working class. Booker says they need to cut away but Sami says that’s them cutting him off! Sami will not be disrespected, and he will win that respect when he beats Lashley tonight. But will he really?
R-Truth joins the panel!
Charly makes sure he knows this isn’t Raw Talk. Truth knows that. He wants to talk WWE celebrating the 30th anniversary of the “no doubt” Hall of Famer. So Truth took it upon himself to make his own tribute to this phenom. Roll tape! Wait, this is from Survivor Series 1990, but it’s the Gobbledy Gooker! “A superstar of superstars! The phenom!” Hall of Fame written all over that! King wants Truth to understand, this is about the Undertaker. That was the same night, but we’re talking about Taker. The undead, not dead on arrival. Well tell him that yourselves. What? Truth calls in GOBBLEDY! He’s still here?! And he does the dance with Truth. Truth almost dropped the action figure of his childhood hero, John Cena, when he saw this. Not that you could see it. But then Akira Tozawa and his ninjas are here! They spook Truth but Gobbledy rolls Truth up! GOBBLEDY WINS!!
Winner: The Gobbledy Gooker, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)
“Gobble, gobble, baby~!” Gobbledy sounds a lot like Drew Gulak. Either way, the giant man turkey STOMPS Tozawa on his way out! Truth shouts, “When I catch you, I’m making you extra crispy!” And the chase is on! Will Truth get his baby back before Thanksgiving?
Dual Brand Battle Royal!
Raw’s Elias, Jeff Hardy, Ricochet, Angel Garza, Humberto Carrillo, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison and Mr. Money in the Bank, The Miz. SmackDown’s Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Kalisto, Chad Gable, Shinsuke Nakamura, Apollo Crews, Buddy Murphy, and both Rey and Dominik Mysterio. But only ONE can represent! Whose brand stands tall at the end?
The bell rings and it’s chaos! Hardy was actually clever to start on the outside for the sake of space. Dominik dodges Miz and Morrison, then clotheslines Morrison out to ELIMINATE him!! Dominik eliminates the Guru of Greatness and stuns the Hollywood A-Lister! Then Dom drags Miz up to dump him to the apron. Miz holds on and fights his way back in. Rey and Kalisto go luchador to luchador, Kalisto handsprings out of the spike-rana! Kalisto runs, handsprings and headscissors! Rey and Kalisto stare down, but the Hurt Business clobbers them both! Alexander drags Kalisto up and Benjamin stomps Rey down. Kalisto ends up on the apron and Alexander enziguris him down to ELIMINATE him! Roode clubs Rey, Garza clubs Murphy, Carrillo CHOPS Garza!
Alexander and Apollo struggle at ropes, Elias is of course after Hardy but so is Gable. Rey gets away and dropkicks Ziggler onto ropes! Roode grabs Rey, brings him up but Rey headscissors him to ropes. Rey dials it up into a SUPERKICK! Ziggler drags Rey up to throw him out and ELIMINATE him! Murphy clubs ZIggler but Roode goes after Murphy. Murphy fights them both off. Garza and Carrillo brawl cousin to cousin, Carrillo knuckle locks, CHOPS and goes up the ropes! Garza trips him up, Carrillo holds on but is blasted off! Garza ELIMINATES Carrillo! Roode and Ziggler are after Miz, and Ziggler even bites Miz’s fingers! Miz holds on for dear life, and meanwhile the Hurt Business work together to toss and ELIMINATE Garza!
Nakamura and Gable fight while the Hurt Business go after The Miz. Apollo and Murphy go muscle for muscle but the Hurt Business goes after them both. Ricochet goes after the Hurt Business with boots and elbows! Alexander tosses Ricochet out but Ricochet hits back. Ricochet shoulders into Benjamin, kicks Murphy away, then dumps Alexander out! They’re both on the apron, they brawl, Alexander ROUNDHOUSES but Ricochet blocks the superkick! HALF ‘N’ HALF, Ricochet ELIMINATES Alexander! But Benjamin KNEES Ricochet to ELIMINATE him! Apollo dumps Benjamin to ELIMINATE him!
Murphy rams Miz, Elias goes after Gable, Murphy throws Ziggler out. Ziggler holds on, brings Murphy out to join him, and both men skin the cat. Murphy ROCKS Ziggler and he flounders, Ziggler hits back. They brawl, Roode swings but misses! Murphy enziguris Roode, trips Ziggler, but Ziggler holds on! Roode BLASTS and ELIMINATES Murphy! Dominik blasts and ELIMINATES Roode! Ziggler is dragging Dom out while Gable ROLLING KICKS Elias down! Hardy and Gable go after Elias while Ziggler eggs Dom on. Dom and Ziggler brawl, Ziggler flounders. Nakamura stomps Miz, Dom DECKS Ziggler! Ziggler holds on and claws Dom’s eyes!
Ziggler gets up, and POSTS Dominik! Ziggler then runs side to side, but Dom dodges! Ziggler posts himself, Dominik dropkicks and ELIMINATES Ziggler! Miz bumps Nakamura, Elias CHOPS Miz, Apollo throws forearms. They pinball Miz between them, then they DOUBLE DECK Miz! Gable RAMS into Dom, Apollo clubs Nakamura and whips him to a corner. Nakamura knees back, puts Apollo up top and gives him a Top Shelf- No! Apollo moves and drags Nakamura up with a suplex! Nakamura fights that off, Elias runs over but into an elbow! Elias anchors Apollo, KINSHASA ELIMINATES Apollo! Hardy dropkicks Elias! And dropkicks Nakamura! Gable and Dom brawl in a corner while Hardy fights off the waistlock from Nakamura.
Hardy blocks a boot, puts Nakamura out but Nakamura roundhouses! Hardy jawbreakers, dropkicks and ELIMINATES Nakamura! Elias puts Hardy up top but Hardy fights back! Elias throws haymakers while Gable stomps Hardy. Elias Electric Chair lifts but Hardy fights out to fireman’s carry. Hardy puts Elias on the apron, he and Elias brawl, spin back kick ELIMINATES Elias! The final four are Hardy, Miz, Dominik and Gable, and Gable is stalking Hardy! Hardy sees him coming, and Gable sees Miz. Dom is up and everyone takes a corner. Raw and Raw, SmackDown and SmackDown, they brawl 2v2!
Miz knees low but Gable KNEES Hardy! Gable clotheslines and ELIMINATES Hardy! Miz gets Dom with the full nelson but Dom rolls out! Miz is on ropes, but he gets up to BOOT Dom! And BOOT Gable! Miz sees the fans giving thumbs down, but he doesn’t care. Miz says he is the Face of USA! And as Dom sits up, Miz gives him an IT Kick! And another! And another! And many, many more! Then powers up to BUZZSAW! Miz drags Dom up and smiles as he aims for ropes, but Dom reverses to throw Miz to the apron! Dom fires off haymakers, stomps away, and Miz stays up. Dom runs, but Miz rolls in just before the baseball slide! Miz goes out but he’s still in the match! Dom whips Gable but Gable reverses to put Dom on the apron!
Gable runs in but Dom shoulders back in. Dom slingshots up and over, builds speed but into a BELLY2BELLY! Gable holds on for another! And then a GERMAN! Dom hits hard, flounders about and Gable hurries after him. Gable hoists Dom up but Dom holds on! Dom throws body shots but Gable throws forearms. Gable whips, Dom goes up and over but Gable puts him on the apron. Dom ROCKS Gable, springboards and arm-drags! Gable ends up on ropes, Dom runs but the 619 is ducked! Gable waistlocks, Dom pushes off to disrupt Chaos Theory! Gable ends up on ropes again, Dom 619! Dom hurries to get Gable up and throw him out to ELIMINATE him! Dom thinks he’s won but he doesn’t know about Miz’s loophole! Miz throws Dom out and WINS!!
Winner: The Miz
The Face of USA finds a way to win for Raw! “Welcome to the big leagues, kid!” Miz wins one for the red brand, but will he be waiting in the shadows during the World VS Universal Champion match?
Baron Corbin talks with Kevin Owens backstage.
Real nice of him to finally show up. He could’ve showed up against The New Day. Is Kevin Team Blue or what? The team is a mess because Jey is a mess, Corbin isn’t going to trust Otis, and Seth Rollins just lost. So it’s really up to Corbin and Kevin to carry this team. So if Kevin works with Corbin, the king can get him opportunities, whatever he wants. So Kevin just has to follow Corbin’s lead? Well he’ll think about it. Oh thought about it. NOPE!
Billie Kay gives Corbin another resume. If he wants someone to help with mind games and strategy, call her because she studied psychology. Corbin’s silence is “No” enough for her. But will Team SmackDown work together well at all?
The best of the best will battle.
Champions take on champions. Stars take on stars. If you want to be the best of the best, you gotta walk the walk, talk the talk, and go against the best. The Boss and the Empress. The Scottish Stud and the Tribal Chief. Being the best means beating the best, even if that means putting aside egos. Tonight, the survivors will win, but there can only be one that lives forever. When it comes to Best of the Best, we honor THE best over the last THIRTY years! One last time, #ThankYouTaker.
Men’s Survivor Series 5v5 Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown!
“Captain” AJ Styles leads the way for his phenomenal team of Braun Strowman, Sheamus, Keith Lee, and (Matt) Riddle! He takes the mic to say he is the “undisputed team captain,” and that he will not apologize for the victory they will have! “Bro…” Riddle makes his entrance, cutting off the rest of Styles’ speech. Then the Limitless One enters with his new theme song, followed by “BRAAAUN!” and the Celtic Warrior. Team SmackDown enters with Jey Uso first, then Kevin Owens, Otis, Seth Rollins, and King Corbin. The tension mounts between the teams, who comes out the strongest in this Survivor Series tradition?
The teams sort out, Strowman says Styles still isn’t captain, but we start with Jey and Styles. Jey and Styles circle, tie up, and Jey powers Styles to a corner. The ref counts, Jey lets off at 4, and Styles comes back. The two circle and tie up again, Jey headlocks but Styles powers up and powers out. Styles hurdles, drops down then dropkicks Jey down! Team Raw likes that as Styles whips Jey corner to corner. Jey stops himself to uppercut back! Jey throws another uppercut and Heyman likes what he sees backstage. Styles counters the superkick with a spin and also ducks the dragon whip kick, which Heyman doesn’t like. Styles waistlocks, Jey slips out and avoids the Pele! Oklahoma Roll, TWO!
Styles reaches up to huricanrana Jey down! Styles runs, but into a pop-up SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Jey drags Styles up, pushes him to the corner and tags in Corbin. Jey feeds Styles to Corbin’s clothesline! Corbin drags Styles up to ROCK him, then put him in a corner. Corbin whips Styles corner to corner, Styles goes out and Corbin gets buckles. Styles shoulders in, slingshots up but Corbin DECKS him! Tag to Otis and Otis runs in, only for Styles to dodge! Tag to Riddle and Riddle leaps on for a headlock. Otis powers up and out then runs him over! “Oh yeah~, bro!” Otis runs but Riddle leaps, into Otis’ arms!
Riddle goes after the arm for the double wristlock, but Otis powers out of that to suplex! Riddle slips around to get a sleeper backpack! Otis throws Riddle off, but Riddle KICKS! Otis just uses that to power up! Riddle KICKS again, Otis jiggles and gyrates! Riddle KICKS and KICKS but Otis blocks! Otis flips Riddle around! Then runs to drop a headbutt! Cover, TWO! Otis drags Riddle up and tags Kevin in. Kevin stomps Riddle’s legs, especially the bare feet! Riddle scramlbes away but Kevin drags him back to drop elbows and knees on the foot! Kevin drops a leg on the leg! Riddle flounders but Kevin grabs the foot for a toehold, literally! Kevin even headbutts the heel! Riddle gets the ropebreak, Kevin throws the foot down.
Kevin drags Riddle over but Riddle hits back. Riddle gets away and tags Sheamus in! Rollins barks at Kevin and says he wants in. Kevin tags Rollins, and Rollins stares Sheamus down. But then Rollins says this is for the greater good. He kneels before Sheamus?! His team doesn’t understand as Rollins shouts at Sheamus, “Do your part!” Sheamus fires up and BROGUES Rollins down!! cover, Sheamus ELIMINATES Rollins! Rollins just gave Raw the edge! Styles tags in but Team SmackDown regroups. Kevin says he should’ve known Rollins would be selfish trash. The team talks things out while Riddle tags back in. Sheamus and Styles argue with that, but SmackDown is arguing, too. Strowman tags in, goes around the way and the Express BLASTS Team SmackDown!
Strowman puts Corbin in, says they need to get on the same page and work as a team! Riddle tags in and KICKS away on Corbin! Corbin blocks to DECK Riddle! Tag to Keith and Corbin tags out to Otis. Keith likes this match up already! Otis and Keith circle, but Otis does a lot more jiggling and shaking. Keith and Otis tie up, go around in a deadlock, each pushing the other back a step. Otis gets Keith in a corner, Keith brings Otis out to headlock, but Otis endures the grind. Otis powers out, Keith rams Otis but Otis stays up! They collide again and again but neither man falls! Otis and Keith circle again as their teams fire up. Keith and Otis go again. Keith sends Otis to a corner but Otis dodges! Otis throws heavy hands, and blocks the Grizzly Magnum! Otis belly bumps and Keith isn’t amused.
Keith swings but into Otis’ arms. Keith powers out of the bearhug to fireman’s carry! But Otis slips off, to LIFT Keith! Keith fights out of that and he DECKS Otis! Tag to Braun, and the Raw behemoths work together to CLOBBER Otis! Strowman stares SmackDown down, headbutts Otis to the corner and fires off! The ref counts, Strowman CLUBS Otis down! Strowman brings Otis up but Otis ROCKS Strowman! Strowman rebounds to SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Tag to Styles and Styles brings Otis up. Otis jawbreakers free! Hot tag to Kevin! Kevin dodges Styles to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Kevin whips, Styles kicks him back, but Kevin LARIATS! Kevin whips and back drops Styles high and hard!
Styles gets to a corner, Kevin tells Raw to “SUCK IT!” Kevin CHOPS Styles, whips him corner to corner but runs into a boot! Styles runs but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Kevin hits Team Raw one member at a time before going back to Styles. Kevin whips styles, pops him up but Styles slips out! Styles boots and goes to the apron but Kevin DECKS him! Kevin runs but has to dodge Keith! STUNNER for Keith! STUNNER for Sheamus! And a STUNNER for Riddle! Styles hits the PHENOMENAL FOREARM! Cover, Styles ELIMINATES Kevin! Raw is up 5-3 but Corbin reels Styles in, END OF DAYS! Cover, but Team Raw breaks it!
Sheamus decks Jey but Corbin throws hands on everyone! Sheamus gets a DEEP SIX! Corbin drags Styles up, reels him in but Styles slips out this time! Styles kicks and PELES! Tag to Riddle and he goes up top! FLOATING BRO! Cover, Riddle ELIMINATES Corbin! Raw is up 5-2 and that’s insane! But Jey goes after Riddle and they brawl! Riddle fires forearms, ROCKS Jey but Jey shoves him. Riddle roundhouses but Jey ducks it. Jey shoves Riddle to a corner, Riddle boots! Sheamus tags in to KNEE Jey down! Cover, TWO!! Jey survives but Sheamus has him on the apron. Sheamus brings Jey up, rips off the shirt and starts beating the Bodhrain! Jey flops down, Sheamus brings him back and he starts bragging and arguing. Jey ROCKS Sheamus with an uppercut, kicks, DRAGON WHIP!
Sheamus flounders and Jey crawls, hot tag to Otis! Otis runs Sheamus over! Otis blasts the corner, picks Styles up to EXPLODER! Otis gets Riddle with a DISCUS! Otis sees Keith coming and gives HIM an EXPLODER?! Sheamus is up top, but leaps into an EXPLODER! “OH YEAH~!” Strowman tags in and now Monster meets Dozer! They circle, run, ram shoulders and then again! Strowman BOOTS Otis down but Otis gets right up!? Strowman runs but misses, Otis scoops him!? For a SLAM! Otis pumps it up and hits the CATERPILLAR ELBOW! Otis goes up the corner now, but Riddle anchors him! Otis shoves Riddle away, Strowman scoops Otis for the MONSTER SLAM!! Cover, Strowman ELIMINATES Otis!!
Jey SUPERKICKS Strowman, SUPERKICKS Sheamus, and SUPERKICKS Keith! Riddle leaps up and over Jey, to FINAL FLASH! SUPERKICK from Jey! SmackDown’s last man FLIES out to bowl Team Raw over!! Heyman is actually impressed as Jey rams Riddle into steel steps! And then SUPERKICKS Sheamus! And SUPERKICKS Keith! The ring count is climbing but Jey gets in at 8. Jey aims at Strowman in the corner and fires himself up! “UCE! OH!” But Jey runs into Strowman’s scoop! Jey slips out to POST Strowman! Styles tags in, Jey dodges to SUPERKICK! Jey heads for the corner, climbs up top, but Jordan drags Styles away! The Usos Splash flops but Jey SUPERKICKS Strowman!
Styles forearms Jey away, springboards again, but into a SUPERKICK! Keith tags in before Styles flops down! Jey goes to a corner again, but Keith catches Jey out of the air!! BIG BANG, SPIRIT BOMB!! Team Raw wins!!
Winners: Team Raw, by pinfall, 5-0
A clean sweep and Heyman is in fear for his life! Styles and the team celebrate, and even Strowman and Sheamus laugh and hug it out! The team poses together, will they go down as one of the best teams in Survivor Series history?
The New Day VS The Street Profits!
AWWWW~ ThunderDooome~! Big E is still giving ya bois, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, an introduction despite being on different brands! He and the Raw Tag Team Champions also have their Gears of War armor as they make their entrance! But will this prepare them for the war they’re about to have with the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins? Or will there be a new #BestoftheBest in the WWE Tag Division?
The Profits are backstage with a remix of the funeral dirge. Ford turns up to then say 30 years ago today, one of the greatest legacies ever was born at Survivor Series! It was THE UNDERTAKER! For three decades, the Deadman dug holes and took souls against some of the other greatest names ever! Mankind, the Heartbreak Kid, Diesel and even Triple H! Oh and even Taker’s own brother, Kane. But tonight, on this historic night, the Profits are starting their own legacy against the New Day! For more than half a decade, they were the BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST in the tag team division! TEN tag title reigns, hosts of WrestleMania, and Kofi even won his first world title AT Mania. Hell, they even made a time machine!
But they know that tonight, the Profits aren’t here to play games or get some Booty O’s. The New Day doesn’t need to hand over the torch, the Profits are taking it. The Profits are up, but this is Survivor Series. “WE! WANT! THE SMOKE!!” The Profits make their entrance as fired up as ever, and we finally have our first Raw VS SmackDown champions match!
The teams sort out and Dawkins starts with Woods. They circle and tie up, go around, and then break. Ford is fired up for Dawkins as he and Woods go again. Woods wrenches, tags Kofi but Dawkins gets away fast. Kofi and Dawkins circle now, tie up, and Dawkins wrenches. Tag to Ford but Kofi gets away now. Kofi and Ford circle now, tie up and Kofi waistlocks. Ford wrenches to a wristlock, headlocks, but Kofi endures the grind. Kofi powers up and powers out, Ford runs him over! Ford goes MJ and then runs, but Kofi stays down then hurdles up and up, but into a waistlock! Ford back suplexes, Kofi lands on his feet and dodges but now Ford hurdles, hurdles, only to dropkick into a takedown! Ford boots Kofi out, Kofi hurries back in, but into an ENZIGURI!
Ford puts Kofi in the corner, tag to Dawkins, Profits double whip and double FLAPJACK! Dawkins runs to BIG SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Dawkins keeps on Kofi with an armlock. Kofi fights his way up, Dawkins wrenches to a wristlock, tag to Ford. Dawkins whips, Ford drops and Dawkins runs Kofi over! Back suplex splash but Kofi BOOTS! Kofi dumps Dawkins out, Ford runs in but is sent out! Kofi builds speed and FLIES to take out Ford! Dawkins got clear but Woods crossbodies him down! Woods says the Profits are down! Woods says they are not prepared for the New Day beating! Kofi puts Ford in, wrenches and clubs him to the corner and he fires off hands! Woods tags in, the New Day mug Ford with those body shots! Woods drags Ford up, throws more body shots, then Kofi tags in.
The mugging continues with even more body shots! Kofi drags Ford up, RAMS his shoulder in, and then again! Kofi tags Woods, feeds Ford to a mule kick, then another! Then a kitchen sink knee! Woods pump handles for the GUT BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Ford grits his teeth but Woods throws clubbing crossfaces. Woods digs a knee into Ford’s side for this modified camel clutch! Ford sees Kofi grab the red Solo cup to mock him with it! Kofi KICKS the cup! Ford fights his way up, throws body shots but Woods headlocks. Wood shoves Ford to rolling elbow to the stomach! Woods kicks Ford to the ropes, tags in Kofi, and the New Day stand on Ford’s back like a skateboard! Kofi stomps Ford down, covers, TWO!
Kofi wraps Ford up in a bearhug but Ford endures. Dawkins coaches Ford up, Ford reaches for him as he fights up. Kofi keeps Ford away, kicks the ribs again, then taunts Dawkins. Kofi throws haymakers, kicks, but then Ford dodges! Kofi grabs Ford quick, Ford keeps reaching, but Ford spins to SATELLITE DDT! Both men are down but the fans rally up on their screens. Hot tags to Woods and Dawkins! The Curse of Greatness unloads on Woods, big flying elbow! FLAPJACK for Kofi, EXPLODER for Woods! Kofi runs in to an EXPLODER, too! Dawkins gives Woods a cyclone splash! Dawkins gives Kofi one, too! Dawkins spins Woods to underhook, ANARCHY BUTTERFLY! Cover, TWO!
Dawkins keeps on Woods and tags in Ford. Dawkins whips Ford in but Woods puts Ford out. Woods boots Dawkins, rolls, but the Honor Roll is turned into a pop-up GERMAN! Cover, TWO!! Tag back to Dawkins, they whip Woods to the corner, cyclone splash from Dawkins, and one from Ford! ASSISTED SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Woods survives and Dawkins is shocked! Dawkins drags Woods up, brings him over and tags in Ford. Ford scoops Woods and Dawkins climbs. Woods shoves Ford into Dawkins and Dawkins lands on his greatness. Tag to Kofi and the New Day show them how it’s done! MIDNIGHT HOUR!! Cover, TWO!?! Perhaps that’s the difference of having Big E be part of that move!
Kofi stomps Ford then hits the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! And another! And then a Penalty Kick, for a THIRD Boom Drop! Kofi aims from the corner, claps it up, and waits as Ford stands. Dawkins anchors a foot and Ford shotgun dropkicks! Tag to Dawkins, the Profits coordinate, ANOINTMENT, FROM THE HEAVENS! But the bad ribs keep Ford from making a cover! Cover, TWO!! The New Day knew what they were doing with those attacks on his stomach! Ford has wild eyes as he drags Kofi up. Kofi hits SOS!! Cover, Dawkins breaks it! Woods leaps in to missile dropkick Dawkins down! Kofi grits his teeth as he tags Woods back in.
Kofi aims at Ford, but Ford ducks Trouble to STEAL Trouble in Paradise! But Woods pops Ford up for a GUT BUSTER DROP!! Cover, TWO!!! Ford survives and Woods grits his teeth! Woods grabs Ford, Ford pushes him away, but Woods stalks up behind him. Woods CHOPS Ford to the corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up to join him. Ford resists the superplex, throws body shots, and Dawkins tags in as Ford shoves Woods! Woods goes back up, Dawkins gets him for an Electric Chair! BLOCKBUSTER DOOMSDAY!! Cover, the Profits win!!!
Winners: The Street Profits, by pinfall
Is it true?! Have the young Tag Team Triple Crown champions just added another crowning achievement to the resume? The Profits just beat the New Day! Is the proverbial torch now in their hands?! Whatever is to come, there is still respect between these men. Will we see this match again down the line?
The SmackDown Women’s Team is arguing.
Bayley has a “Captain” armband but it seems she went and did that on her own. They don’t like that, but they all still agree to putting their hands in. Sorta. Meanwhile, Nia Jax tells Team Raw to NOT tag Lana, no matter what! Will one of these teams be able to hold it together for the sake of the brand?
Bobby Lashley w/ The Hurt Business VS Sami Zayn!
The Hurt Business has heard what “the Champion of the People” has said about the differences between the United States Championship and the Intercontinental Championship. Sami likes to think he represents all the people of the world while the Rocky Mountain Machine only represents one nation. But who will best represent their brands as they go head to head?
The bell rings and Sami uses the ropes as defense. The ref has Lashley stay back and Sami says Hurt Business at ringside doesn’t scare him. Sami is wary of Lashley, though, as he stays by ropes. Sami even swipes at Alexander but that doesn’t bother Alexander. Lashley keeps Sami cornered so Sami bails out. Sami dares the Hurt Business to do something. They’re not getting in his head, but Lashley clobbers Sami from behind! Lashley puts Sami in, Sami stomps away! Sami throws haymakers, jabs, and then whips. Lashley runs through Sami’s clothesline to LARIAT Sami down! Lashley bumps Sami off buckles, brings him up and bumps him off buckles again.
Lashley stalks Sami to a corner, throws elbows, then whips Sami corner to corner hard! Sami bounces off buckles and hits the mat! Lashley drags Sami up and TOSSES him across the way! Sami bails out, staggers around and he wants his belt back so he can leave. The Hurt Business refuses to move, so Lashley drags Sami up by his hair! Sami hotshots then clobbers Lashley from behind! Sami has Lashley on the ropes and he chokes Lashley! Sami taunts MVP but MVP says Sami is only making this worse for himself. Sami hops up to leap and elbow Lashley down! Cover, ONE! Sami drags Lashley up, throws haymakers, then goes back to the corner. Sami leaps, into Lashley’s arms for an EXPLODER!
Lashley stalks up behind Sami as Sami flounders to a corner. Lashley RAMS Sami over and over! Lashley runs to RAM even deeper in! Lashley turns Sami and hits a neckbreaker! Sami drags himself to a corner. MVP tells Lashley to make Sami pay for the trash talk. Lashley runs in, but Sami BOOTS him! Sami kicks and facelocks, but Lashley suplexes him first! And holds Sami up for a count of 10 before dropping him! Sami flounders to ropes, Lashley steps closer but Sami says he has vertigo! But it’s to fake Lashley out and roll him up! TWO, and Lashley hits a LIFTING COMPLETE SHOT!
Sami flounders out and the Hurt Business is there to talk trash to Sami. Sami dares them to do more than talk, and he shoves Alexander! Benjamin keeps Alexander back and Lashley CLOBBERS Sami! Lashley RAMS Sami into barriers! The ref has the Hurt Business back away, and Lashley puts Sami in. Sami gets back out but MVP is in his way. Sami flounders up and over the barriers but Lashley drags him back to ringside! Lashley throws Sami into barriers! Lashley hoists Sami up to then fireman’s carry, but Sami slips off to POST him! MVP fans Lashley off but Sami gets in the ring at 7! Lashley is in at 9.5! Sami is beside himself, but he drags Lashley up to throw him out!
Sami goes after a corner crossbar but Benjamin and Alexander stop him. Benjamin tries to fix the bar but the ref has him stay back. Sami runs at Lashley, but into a MILE HIGH SPINE BUSTER! Lashley drags Sami up to whip, but Sami holds ropes to bail out! Sami thinks he has a clear path to the ramp but MVP is there. Sami falls over and says MVP tripped him! The ref is too busy with Lashley to figure out who is telling the truth, but MVP puts Sami in the ring! Sami is furious, but Lashley puts him in the HURT LOCK!! Sami taps, Lashley wins!
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission
United States, around the world, it doesn’t matter where you’re from, strength is strength! And Lashley was too strong for Sami to beat one way or another! Will the Hurt Business prove they are the best in WWE today?
The Usos talk backstage as Heyman walks over.
Roman follows Heyman out and Jey says his teammates weren’t listening. Roman didn’t ask for excuses. You still lost. Jimmy wants Roman to cut Jey a break. Roman didn’t ask Jimmy to be here. Jimmy says he and Jey should just go. Roman says Jey isn’t going anyway. Jimmy can leave, but Jey will stay. Jey stays, and Roman says Jey lost because he can’t control a team. Jey can’t control a team because they don’t fear him. And they don’t fear Jey because they don’t respect Jey. If they don’t respect Jey, they disrespect Roman. If they don’t respect Roman, they don’t respect the family. And if Jey can’t make them respect the family, then Jey has no place at the table. Roman tells Jey to leave. Go be with Jimmy and get out of the arena. Roman has no time for losers tonight. Heyman closes the door behind them, is Jey truly on the outside looking in?
Asuka VS Sasha Banks!
Not only is this the Raw Women’s Champion VS the SmackDown Women’s Champion, this is a battle of Women’s Grand Slam winners! Will the Boss be ready for the Empress? Or is it as it has always been? Is NO ONE ready for Asuka?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Asuka spins through to get a top wristlock. Sasha spins through to arm-drag then armlock. Asuka headscissors and squeezes, but Sasha rolls to get a headlock. Asuka fights up, throws body shots and powers out. Sasha rams Asuka but Asuka stays up. The two fire up, Sasha shoves and Asuka shoves back! Sasha avoids the pop-up to hip toss, cover, ONE! Sasha stays on Asuka with a chinlock, Asuka pries at part of the hold but Sasha stays on the arm. Sasha wrenches, has a top wristlock of her own, but Asuka slips through to go for a fireman’s. Sasha stays up, rolls Asuka through and wants the armbar!
Asuka clasps hands to resist so Sasha changes to a short arm scissor. Asuka endures, Sasha rolls but Asuka rolls her, repeat! They roll and roll, BANK STATEMENT! But Asuka pries the crossface apart already, only for Sasha to ghost pin! TWO, another try, TWO! Sasha clamps right on but Asuka uses the fireman’s carry takedown! Asuka has the chicken wing but Sasha resists the takedown! Sasha scrambles, wrenches the arm and tortures fingers! ELBOW BREAKER! Asuka bumps Sasha off the backstabber but Sasha tilt-o-whirls to BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! Asuka rolls away and bails out to catch her breath. Sasha brags this is why she’s the standard in WWE.
Sasha holds the ropes but Asuka goes under. Sasha tries to drop elbows but Asuka keeps rolling. Asuka kicks Sasha back from the mat, then sidesteps Sasha to follow and hip attack! Now Sasha bails out, and Asuka tells her to kiss this! Asuka holds the ropes open for Sasha now as the ring count climbs. Sasha swipes at Asuka but Asuka gets away. Asuka dances around and Sasha gets in at 6. Sasha runs at Asuka, Asuka waistlocks but Sasha bucks her away. Sasha runs but into a roll, into an ANKLE LOCK! Sasha rolls but can’t get away! Asuka brings Sasha up to KICK, KICK, and SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO! Sasha survives but Asuka goes after the arm again.
Sasha endures, fights her way up and Asuka throws elbows. Asuka stomps away on Sasha’s shoulder then grinds on the armlock again. Sasha fights her way up, throws forearms, but Asuka throws them back! Asuka pops Sasha up to the KNEE! Cover, TWO! Asuka smirks as she looms over Sasha. Asuka KICKS, and KICKS and then runs, but Sasha catches the sliding kick to turn Asuka over! Sasha goes after an arm in a deep clutch! Asuka fights up, Sasha shifts to a cobra twist! Asuka continues to fight up, hip tosses Sasha off and then Sasha tilt-o-whirls back into the twist! Sasha changes it to an OCTOPUS! Asuka powers her way to ram Sasha into buckles! Asuka runs back in but Sasha BOOTS!
Sasha runs, Asuka follows but Sasha dodges to rebound and headscissor Asuka out! Asuka sits up, Sasha runs but into a kick! Sasha blocks it! Sasha goes to the apron to join Asuka, and knees, only for Asuka to block! ANKLE LOCK! Then trapped leg, but Sasha elbows free of the waistlock! Asuka BOOTS Sasha down! Sasha gets up, Asuka hip attacks her off! Asuka takes a moment to catch her breath before going after Sasha. Asuka puts Sasha in the ring but Sasha swings to kick Asuka back! The ring count is 6 but Sasha baseball slide dropkicks Asuka down! The count resets as Sasha goes to suplex. Asuka blocks, puts Sasha on barriers but Sasha boots back! Sasha leaps into a CODE BREAKER! Both women are down with the count passing 5! Asuka stirs, Sasha stands, both women are in at 9!!
Asuka hurries after Sasha to cover, TWO! Sasha covers Asuka, TWO! Both women go to opposite ends and Sasha goes to the apron. Asuka gets up, runs over and hip attacks, but misses! Sasha enziguris, then hits a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and flounders to a corner! Sasha can’t believe it, but she gets up and runs, to BOOT WASH! Sasha goes corner to corner to METEORA! Sasha goes up top now, leaps, but she sees Asuka’s knees coming and blocks them! Sasha rolls Asuka back to drop down for the BANK STATEMENT! Asuka endures the crossface, claws and reaches around, and powers up to pry free! Asuka has a chicken wing and Sasha flails!
Sasha gets up, spins around and ends up on the apron. Asuka KICKS and DRAPING CODE BREAKERS! Cover, TWO!?! Asuka can’t believe Sasha survives! Sasha rolls away, Asuka fires herself back up and brings Sasha out to slam her, then roll to an ANKLE LOCK! Sasha rolls, Asuka sits, ONE! Sasha sits on Asuka, TWO! Sunset flip from Sasha, TWO! Asuka has the prawn, TWO! Sasha has the sunset, TWO!! Sasha blocks a kick to KNEE! But then swings into a backslide!! TWO, BUZZSAW! Asuka runs, Sasha throws her down to a cover! SASHA WINS!!
Winner: Sasha Banks, by pinfall
The Boss takes The Empress by surprise and takes the victory! Asuka can’t believe it, but is she really not the best women’s champion in WWE today?
WWE Media catches up with Gobbledy Gooker.
The new 24/7 Champion finds a trail of bird seed leading to a big pile. Gobbledy figures he’s won a free meal on top of that title. Gobbledy throws the seed all over, Tozawa pops out of a trunk! Roll up, Tozawa wins!
Winner: Akira Tozawa, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)
Tozawa celebrates but R-Truth sneaks up and SMASHES a whole bag of bird seed on Tozawa’s head! Cover, Truth wins!!
Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)
Truth clicks his heels in celebration, and then shouts to Gobbledy, “Happy 30th Anniversary!” Truth runs off into the night, a FORTY-FIVE time champion! Will Truth have this title all the way to the holidays?
Women’s Survivor Series 5v5 Elimination Match: Team Raw VS Team SmackDown!
The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions “lead” the Sassy Southern Bell, the Venus Flytrap and the Ravishing Russian against “Captain” Bayley, the #BOAT Natalya, the EST Bianca Belair, and both members of the Riott Squad. But given how Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler treated their original teammates, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke, will Raw fall apart like a house of cards?
The teams sort out and Bayley starts against Lacey. Lacey mocks Bayley not having a title anymore, but Bayley says Lacey has never even had one so whatever. They tie up, Bayley fires off body shots but Lacey puts her in a corner to stomp away. Lacey wipes off with her handkerchief then throws it at Bayley. Bayley kicks back then bumps Lacey off buckles. Tag to Natty and Natty stomps Lacey. Natty hits a headlock takeover but Lacey headscissors. Natty pops out but Lacey kips up. Natty whips, Lacey reverses to send her to an open corner. Lacey runs in but Natty dodges to then bring Lacey up, rebound and sit her down! Natty walks all over Natty, comes back and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO!
Lacey tags in Peyton but Natty rolls her up! TWO, Natty drags Peyton over to tag in Bianca. Bianca and Natty double suplex and hold Peyton up to do double squats! They drop Peyton down, Bianca kips up and runs to handspring and splash! Cover, TWO! Tag to Liv Morgan, who blocks a kick, ducks a kick by going Matrix, then rolls Peyton up! TWO, Liv scoops but Peyton slips off. Peyton swings, Liv dodges, double clotheslines take them both down! Liv and Peyton crawl, tag to Ruby Riott! Peyton drop toeholds Ruby and tags in Shayna! Ruby gets a waistlock but Shayna sweeps the legs. Ruby fake Shayna out to kick low and run, but into a a swinging BACKBREAKER!
Shayna KICKS Ruby, and again! And again, almost taking Ruby’s head off! Ruby ducks the next one to roll Shayna up, TWO! Shayna swings, Ruby dodges but runs into a tilt-o-whirl, to turn that into a cording hold and furious forearms! Nia tags in and Ruby is wary. Ruby backs up, Bayley tags in, and the entire team mugs Nia! Nia pushes Bayley and Liv away, scoops Liv up but Liv slips to a sleeper! Nia throws her off, and LANA tags herself in!! Liv dodges Lana, kicks low but Lana trips Liv! Jackknife, Liv bridges out and spins Lana, but Lana slips out of the backslide to ROUNDHOUSE! Natty tags in before Lana can follow up.
Natty and Lana have beef from the last time they were both on Raw, and they tie up! Natty headlocks, Lana powers out but Natty runs her over! Natty runs, Lana stays down but then hurdles and comes back. Natty blocks the hip toss but so does Lana! Dragon’s lair, TWO! Ghost pin, ONE! Lana kicks low, pushes Natty to a corner and fires off knees! Lana snapmares Natty and KICKS her! Lana runs, and BOOTS Natty down! Cover, TWO! Lana drags Natty back up, brings her over, and holds a hand out. Lacey doesn’t want to tag Lana but Nia tags in. Nia and Shayna tell Lana to stay on the steps and not even be available to tag. Lana is doing her best not to cry from being bullied by her entire team.
Peyton tags in now and she circles with Bayley. Bayley points out how Raw sucks and SmackDown rules just on how united they are. Peyton seems to mock their cheering, then she ties up with Bayley. Bayley knees low and fires off clubbing forearms! Peyton pushes Bayley away but Bayley bumps her off buckles. Bayley stomps a mudhole into Peyton but lets off as the ref counts. The team seems to let Bayley say she’s captain and she snap suplexes Peyton down. Cover, TWO, but Bayley pushes Peyton around. Bayley brings Peyton up but Peyton ENZIGURIS! Peyton throws Bayley to the apron, and gets her in a Motorcycle Stretch in the ropes! Peyton lets off at 4, but Bayley picks Peyton up to put in a corner!
Tag to Bianca, Bianca trophy lifts Peyton and carries her around, before hitting snake eyes! Tag to Bayley, she goes up top, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, Lacey breaks it! Natty DISCUS LARIATS Lacey! Shayna BOOTS Natty, Bianca SPINE BUSTERS Shayna! Nia runs Bianca and shoves her out of the ring, but Ruby enziguris! Nia whips Ruby away, Liv leaps! Nia pops Liv up but Ruby saves Liv. Nia shoves the squad down, but Bayley chop blocks Nia then KNEES her out! Eveyrone else is outside except for Bayley and Lana. Bayley laughs at Lana as she says, “Watch this!” Bayley climbs up but Peyton HEEL KICKS her first! The teams are scrapping, Peyton drags Bayley up top! SUPERPLEX onto the cluster!! The only one left standing is Lana because she wasn’t anywhere close!
Peyton flounders up, drags Bayley up and into the ring at 7, and then reels Bayley in for DEJA VU!! Cover, Peyton ELIMINATES Bayley! SmackDown is without its captain! Lana cheers her team on, Natty swings on Peyton but Peyton rolls her up! TWO, Peyton knees Natty! Peyton whips Natty but Natty reverses, only for Peyton to reverse! Peyton elbows, kicks and kicks, then HEEL KICKS! Cover, TWO!! Natty survives, Peyton grits her teeth and pushes Natty to a corner. Natty dodges, puts Peyton in the atomic sit down! But Peyton rolls Natty out of the dropkick to a HALF CRAB! Natty endures, crawls, and Bianca reaches for her! The team gets the ropebreak!
Peyton kicks at Bianca but Natty CLUBS Peyton! Natty gets Peyton’s legs for a modified deathlock! And then the arms, Surfboard roll, STOMP! SHARPSHOOTER! Peyton taps, Natty ELIMINATES her! SmackDown and Raw are even now at 4-4! But Lacey gets in to kick and bump Natty then stomp away! Lacey whips, Natty reverses but Lacey LARIATS! Lacey puts Natty in a drop zone, goes up, SASSIEST MOONSAULT- FLOPS!! Natty has the legs again, Lacey flails and Shayna runs in! Natty gets Shayna now, but the WOMAN’S RIGHT gets Natty!! Cover, Lacey ELIMINATES Natty! Raw leads 4-3, no captain or boat for SmackDown!
Bianca throws Lacey down, dodges a sweep but Lacey kicks and clotheslines! Lacey blasts the Squad but Bianca rolls her up! TWO, Bianca dodges the right to chicken wing, for a GlamEST Slam! Bianca goes up top now, but Shayna distracts! Lacey trips Bianca up, she and Bianca brawl, and Lacey bounces Bianca off the post! Lacey brings Bianca up, for a SASSY SPANISH FLY!! Cover, the Squad breaks it!! Lacey crawls to her corner but so does Bianca. HOt tags to Nia and Ruby! Ruby throws forearms but Nia just shoves her away. Tag to Liv, she dodges but can’t roll Nia up! Nia throws Liv to the corner, Ruby tags back in! Ruby’s crossbody gets SWATTED, Liv tags in! Nia doesn’t get this, but Liv headlocks.
Ruby tags in, Liv chop blocks and Ruby KNEES! Liv runs, shotgun dropkick! Ruby headlocks, Liv tags back in, and the Squad mugs Nia! Tag back to Ruby, the Squad whips Ruby in but Ruby’s put on the apron. Liv body blocks, Ruby tags back in, wrench and LIV BREAKER to RIOTT KICK! Tag to Shayna, Ruby gets around her but Shayna powers out to power Ruby to the open corner! Shayna fires off, and KNEES Ruby down! Liv talks trash, Shayna sliding KICKS Ruby! Cover, TWO! Shayna gets the arm and lets her hair down! Ruby avoids being crushed, Shayna BOOTS Liv! Ruby rolls Shayna, TWO!!
Ruby elbows Shayna away, kicks her then hops up! Ruby leaps, but into the KIRAFUDA! Liv reaches but that’s too far away! Nia yanks Liv down, but Ruby rolls to a cover! She would’ve eliminated Shayna by now!! The ref finally sees it, TWO! Ruby is OUT from the submission, Shayna covers her, Shayna ELIMINATES Ruby! Raw leads 4-2 and Shayna smirks. Liv gets in with a lot of fire but Lacey tags in. Lacey runs into a drop toehold Liv dribbles Lacey’s head off the mat! Liv shrieks before she ENZIGURIS! Liv runs at Lacey in a corner, back body block! And then a step-up STOMP! Bianca is back and fired up for Liv as she stomps away on Lacey!
Liv goes up, leaps, missile dropkick! Lacey gets up, Liv hops on, CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, Liv ELIMINATES Lacey! Lana wants to step up but Nia and Shayna tell her NO! So now we’re 3-2, but the tag champs get face to face with Liv and Bianca. Bianca and Shayna back off, and Liv shouts at Nia, “BRING IT, BITCH!” Liv fires off forearms, Nia shove her so Liv DECKS Shayna! Nia scoops, Liv slips out and kicks a leg! Liv runs, to spin around and DDT! Nia wobbles, Liv keeps moving to enziguri! Nia still stays up, Liv jumps up but the breaker is blocked! SAMOAN DROP!! Cover while Shayna trips up Bianca, Nia ELIMINATES Liv! Bianca sees she is now the loneliEST woman in this match.
Shayna and Nia surround Bianca, and Bianca slowly stands up. Bianca DECKS Shayna, hurdles over Nia and RAMS into her! Bianca rams Nia again and again, whips but Nia reverses. Bianca goes up and over, handsprings and leaps, and Nia can’t keep up! Bianca dropkicks, kips up and throws forearm after forearm! Bianca runs, splashes but onto knees! Nia scoops Bianca, and SLAMS her down! Nia runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO!?! Bianca survives and Nia is shocked! Nia drags Bianca up by her ponytail and brings her to the corner. Nia goes up the ropes, Bianca gets up and dropkicks her down! Shayna tags in, but Bianca gets her in the GlamEST-
No! Shayna victory rolls, drags Bianca back but Bianca remembers their days together in NXT! Bianca gets out of the Kirafuda to back suplex! Bianca handsprings but into another KIRAFUDA!! Bianca flails, reaches, powers up and lifts Shayna as a backpack! Shayna holds on as tight as she can but Bianca powers her way to a ROPEBREAK! Shayna won’t let go because she says Bianca is out, but she goes to 5! Shayna is DISQUALIFIED and ELIMINATED!! Bianca is in this match but she looks out cold, just as Shayna says!
Nia clears off the table and drags Bianca over! Bianca revives in time to RAM Nia into steps! The count is at 5, Nia throws Bianca into barriers but Bianca is back up! Bianca dumps Nia out at 9, but they’re BOTH counted out!! They’re BOTH eliminated!!
Winners: Team Raw, by count-out; 5-4
Lana is the SOLE SURVIVOR?! The Ravishing Russian lucks out by being told NOT to get in the match! Well, this match will certainly go down in history for Survivor Series one way or another! Will Lana use this “win” to finally be respected?
Drew McIntyre VS Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman!
The Scottish Stud made sure to change The Tribal Chief’s plans for this night when he went after Randy Orton one more time for the WWE World Championship. But even after beating The Viper in No Holds Barred, the Universal Champion’s opinion about McIntyre did not change. Roman is the top of the mountain, the head of the table, and THE champion in the WWE, as far as he is concerned. But will McIntyre completely upend everything by proving he is the right guy in the right place at the wrong time for Roman?
The top two champions stare down and raise their belts at each other. Roman nods, seeing McIntyre is not backing down and perhaps respecting that on some level. The belts are put aside, McIntyre takes off his entrance attire, and the bell rings on this battle of alphas!
McIntyre circles with Roman and fans clap on their screens already. They tie up, McIntyre powers Roman back but Roman powers up to push McIntyre back. They break up, McIntyre smirks but Roman shakes his head. Roman and McIntyre circle, tie up again, and Roman waistlocks. McIntyre switches, Roman gets to ropes, and McIntyre lets off clean. McIntyre smirks again as he and Roman circle. Roman grins as McIntyre tries to throw him off with a drop step. They tie up, are in another deadlock, and Roman headlocks. McIntyre powers up but Roman hits the takeover. McIntyre bridges to keep his shoulders up, then rolls up to his feet. Roman holds on tight, McIntyre breaks through to get a headlock of his own. McIntyre hits the headlock takeover and grinds tight.
Roman endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, and powers his way up. Roman powers out, McIntyre runs Roman over, and then stares him down. Things speed up, Roman waistlocks but McIntyre switches fast, only for Roman to elbow out. Roman runs, McIntyre follows and runs Roman over again! Roman gets out of the ring to steady himself and the ref has McIntyre stay in the ring. McIntyre waits patiently while Roman takes his time. The ring count climbs past 5 but Roman still takes his time returning. Roman goes in at 8, circles with McIntyre again, and then he kicks low! Roman throws a haymaker, then an uppercut! McIntyre ends up in a corner, Roman brings him to another corner for a buckle bump!
Roman throws haymakers and stomps, the ref counts but Roman intimidates him. McIntyre throws haymakers, bumps Roman off buckles, and fires off in the corner! McIntyre CHOPS and Roman felt it! Roman headbutts and uppercuts back! Roman throws fast hands and the ref counts again. The ref pulls Roman away but Roman glares at him. McIntyre grits his teeth and grabs Roman by his beard to put him in the corner! McIntyre fires off now, lets off at the ref’s count and whips Roman corner to corner! Roman puts McIntyre on the apron and hotshots him! And uppercuts him! Roman bumps Roman off the post! McIntyre tumbles down and clutches an arm.
Roman seethes as the ring count climbs. Roman goes out, takes his time fetching McIntyre, and bumps him off the apron. The ring count is 5 but Roman refreshes it. Roman whips McIntyre into steel steps! McIntyre is down in a heap and the ring count climbs again. Roman puts McIntyre in at 7, covers, TWO! Roman grabs McIntyre by his hair and drags him into a chinlock. McIntyre fights as fans rally up, and McIntyre gets to his feet. Roman cravats to throw knees over and over then he snap suplexes McIntyre down! Cover, TWO! Roman grows annoyed with McIntyre but he stalks up behind to rain down rights! Heyman is starting to feel uneasy watching this ground ‘n’ pound of elbows! Cover, TWO!
Roman drags McIntyre back into a chinlock and McIntyre endures. Fans rally on their screens as McIntyre fights up, only for Roman to throw him down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Roman gets in the ref’s face. Roman goes back but McIntyre throws haymakers! McIntyre whips, Roman returns with the LEAPING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Roman is growing more annoyed but he drags McIntyre up into a chinbar half nelson. McIntyre endures as Roman cranks on his neck and still healing jaw. McIntyre fights up, breaks free and throws haymakers! Roman gives them back, and the two brawl back and forth!
Roman kicks low, McIntyre goes to a corner and Roman whips him corner to corner. McIntyre comes back to CLOBBER Roman! McIntyre rallies, whips and OVERHEAD SUPLEXES! Roman gets up, McIntyre baits him in and hits a neckbreaker! Then McIntyre kips up! McIntyre aims from the corner and watches Roman rise! McIntyre drags Roman up the rest of the way, underhooks, but no Future Shock as Roman spins out! Roman fireman’s carries but McIntyre slips off. Roman pushes McIntyre to a corner, McIntyre elbows back and runs, into a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Both men are down but Heyman does not look worried for his Tribal Chief.
Roman sits up and shakes his head, refusing to acknowledge McIntyre. Roman stands but McIntyre follows. Roman talks to himself in the corner while McIntyre stumbles in the other. Roman locks and loads, runs but misses! McIntyre SPINE BUSTERS! Jackknife cover, TWO! McIntyre and Roman are down again but McIntyre sits up first. Roman gets to the apron, McIntyre follows him out to throw him into barriers! And into the post! McIntyre keeps going, and he whips Roman into the steel steps now! McIntyre drags Roman up, the ring count is 6 but McIntyre puts Roman in. Roman kicks the ropes to jam McIntyre low! Roman DECKS McIntyre with an uppercut!
Roman mutters something about “this is why I am the MAN around here!” McIntyre gets up slowly but Roman says this is the “fourth quarter,” when you put in the work and prove yourself. Roman stands McIntyre up to get a GLASGOW KISS! Roman boots, McIntyre boots, Roman runs, but the superman punch misses, FUTURE SHOCK! Cover, TWO!?! McIntyre can’t believe how close and yet how far he was from defeating Roman! Heyman is now a bit worried for Roman as McIntyre stands. Roman is still down as McIntyre goes to the corner. McIntyre wants Roman to stand, and Roman does, to SUPERMAN PUNCH!
McIntyre is punch drunk, Roman reels him in for the GUILLOTINE! But McIntyre rams Roman into buckles and SUPLEXES him away! McIntyre aims again, runs, but into a BOOT! Roman POSTS McIntyre, and McIntyre flops down to the mat. Roman mutters to himself again, but he has to catch his breath as he goes to a corner. McIntyre slowly stands, Roman runs, but the Spear is countered! TO A KIMURA!! McIntyre is using a Brock Lesnar move!! Roman endures, McIntyre cranks harder on the arm, but Roman reaches to get the ropebreak! McIntyre lets go at 4, and the damage has been done! Heyman is stressing out as McIntyre rests on the apron. Roman bails out the other side and McIntyre comes around the way, only for Roman to SAMOAN DROP him onto the announce desk!
The desk doesn’t give way, so Roman drags McIntyre off just to SAMOAN DROP him again! Now the table falls apart and both men are down in the wreckage! Roman gets into the ring at 8, but he just goes right back out! The ref wants this to be in the ring, but Roman sees McIntyre is moving! McIntyre rises from the wreck and Roman just glares at him. Roman SPEARS McIntyre through barriers!! Roman puts McIntyre in, covers, TWO!?!? McIntyre survives and no one can believe it! Roman tries to put it together and think how he can end this, but McIntyre is still stirring. Fans clap and cheer because “This is Awesome!”
Roman watches McIntyre rise, he runs back in, but into a kick! McIntyre runs, into a SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!??! And again, no one can believe this! Roman seethes while McIntyre sputters. Roman says this isn’t the McIntyre he’s beaten before. The Tribal Chief says we’ve seen this before, though, as he gets back to a corner. “OOOAH~!” McIntyre is up and he CLAYMORES Roman, but into the ref!! Everyone is down, and here comes JEY! Jey is on the apron but McIntyre DECKS him! McIntyre won’t let Jey help his cousin, and McIntyre looms over Roman. McIntyre drags Roman up but Roman LOW BLOWS!
Jey SUPERKICKS! Roman SUPERMAN PUNCHES! And then the GUILLOTINE!! McIntyre stays on his feet but he is fading! Another ref is hurrying to the ring, just as McIntyre gets a second wind! But that is quickly taken from him, too! Roman wins!!
Winner: Roman Reigns, by submission
The Universal Champion won, but given what it took to win, there is no way the World Champion is just a secondary champion or a “babysitter for a belt!” Of course, Roman notices Jey on the ramp. Jey is celebrating for his family, but how does Roman feel about this? Roman stares Jey in the eye, and Jey is prepared for whatever Roman is going to do or say. Roman brings Jey in for a hug, proud of what his own did for him. Is the family going to rule over all of the WWE at this rate?
Mike Rome presides over the Undertaker’s Final Farewell!
“Please welcome those who are here to pay homage to the Phenom!” First, it’s Shane McMahon! Then, the Big Show, JBL, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, The Godfather, the Godwins, Savio Vega, Rikishi, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Triple H, and of course, KANE! A video package plays to recap Taker’s amazing 30 years, from his debut on November 22nd, 1990, to all of his WrestleMania victories, to even Kane’s debut. Casket Matches, Buried Alive, Inferno, his Ministry of Darkness, Brothers of Destruction, and everything in between. The epitome of WrestleMania, the constant refreshing of himself and the longevity that came with it, we are all fortunate for having seen such a true phenom with our own eyes. There will never be another, #ThankYouTaker!
And last but not least, the chairman of WWE, Vince McMahon, is here! “Thirty years. Thirty long, arduous years.” For those three decades, one man, not withstanding hardships and injuries, struck terror into the hearts of his opponents, and entertained the world, from WWF to WWE. “Tonight marks the end of an ear.” The most storied career that will never be duplicated. Tonight, we all say good-bye. They say nothing lasts forever, but that’s not true. Taker’s legacy will live on. So now, the Dead Man of the hour, it is THE UNDERTAKER!! One last time, the fires burn and the lightning strikes. The tesla coils play Undertaker’s theme! And the bell tolls! From the swirling fog and eerie light emerges the familiar silhouette.
One last time, Taker walks up the steps, but for the first time ever, the steps RAISE Taker up! But one last time, Taker enters through the ropes and stands in the center of the ring. After taking a moment to let this moment soak in, Taker has the mic to speak. “For 30 long years, I’ve made that slow walk to this ring, and have laid people to rest time and time again. And now, my time has come. My time has come to let the Undertaker rest… in… peace…!” With a deep, solemn breath, Taker strikes his iconic pose one last time! The spirit of Paul Bearer is here, “Oooh yeees~!” Taker rolls his eyes back into his head one last time, before bowing his head in the dark spotlight. The bell gongs ten times before Taker rises and the other lights come up.
Taker’s music plays and he gives one last throat slash for the thunderstorm! Taker then makes the long walk back up the ramp one last time, and once on stage, he gives one final glance back, before he gives one last raise of his fist to the sky. #ThankYouTaker, for everything.
A great event for Survivor Series, even though it went back down to just Raw VS SmackDown. I believe the final tally is 4-3 in favor of Raw. Miz wins the Dual Brand Battle Royal for Raw that didn’t have Cesaro or Big E in it for SmackDown, so clearly Miz is right in saying he is the Face of USA Network and they made WWE give him that win. I think it would’ve made more sense if he lost, since he didn’t even tease a cash-in tonight when he easily could have. Team Raw wins both 5v5 matches, but in very different ways. I did not expect a sweep in the men’s match, but the match was pretty great. Rollins “sacrificing” himself was a surprise, but this has to be how they write him off. I wonder if there are plans on Raw for the team finally uniting and winning this big turning into a bigger story on the way to the Royal Rumble.
On the women’s side, I think we all felt Lana was somehow going to win this for Raw. I don’t think any of us saw it happening because she wasn’t even allowed to participate at a certain point. I almost thought she was going to get eliminated immediately, but that would’ve made it seem like she really was being punished for Miro/Rusev joining AEW. Lana can now hold this over Nia’s head, but I don’t know if it’ll ever really turn in her favor. Can she finally get someone on her side and they’ll be a team and they’ll take the tag titles somehow? Still probably not happening.
Asuka VS Sasha was an incredible match, and with it being very hard to call it, I suppose a quick pin victory like that was for the best. Sasha comes away with a win that she probably needed given Carmella kept jumping her the last few weeks, and she can at least throw that in Carmella’s face for a minute. Asuka on the other hand is in need of challengers anyway, so having her look “vulnerable” will certainly get someone to step up so that she can crush them. The tag team match was also incredible, and I was even more surprised Profits won. That is awesome for Ford and Dawkins, who have already climbed up in the ranks since they are only the second team in WWE history to be Triple Crown winners, and the only ones WWE will talk about since The Revival is FTR and they left.
Truth bringing in Gobbledy Gooker was hilarious, and I love that now Gobbledy is in the 24/7 Championship history. However, I wish they tried to get SmackDown superstars involved, even with quite a few of them already in the battle royal. Even if they wouldn’t keep it by the end of the night, let them be involved! Then with the US VS Intercontinental Champion, I like that the Hurt Business was ringside to counter any and all of Sami’s attempts to cheat Lashley, such as the plan with the crossbar and buckle. And with Sami’s schemes neutralized, of course Lashley wins as this machine of a man.
McIntyre VS Roman was an incredible match and main event. Not nearly as overbooked as I was expecting, but maybe that was for the better. Roman winning because of the cheating and the assist is great stuff for both him and McIntyre. McIntyre isn’t weakened necessarily, but he is in a similar boat to Asuka. He needs challengers to step up, and they might be emboldened to do so because he lost this match. As for Roman, it shows the growing Heel qualities he and Jey have now as he wasn’t upset at all about what Jey did. That combined with how Roman was upset the men’s team “disrespected” Jey and the family, I sense someone on tonight’s team, such as Kevin Owens, will be singled out for the Universal Championship story on the way to Royal Rumble.
And of course, what is there to say about the #FinalFarewell for Taker? The moment itself was definitely phenomenal, but I do question having the legends come out, then just disappear for Vince’s part. Did they edit together Vince saying that? It’d make sense, though, COVID concerns and how he’s very old now. But still, all great stuff in honor of a great man who will go down as perhaps the actual best of the best in WWE history.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (1/21/22)
Moxley is on a Rampage!
AEW continues LIVE in Washington, D.C!
Jon Moxley gets back in action against Ethan Page, and Jade Cargill defends the TBS Championship against Anna Jay!
- Jon Moxley VS Ethan Page w/ Scorpio Sky; Moxley wins.
- Nick Jackson w/ Matt Jackson VS Trent Beretta w/ Orange Cassidy; Trent wins.
- Hook VS Serpentico; Hook wins.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling VS Anna Jay w/ John Silver; Cargill wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley VS Ethan Page w/ Scorpio Sky!
The Maniac is back and he’s even more liberated than he was before! Will Moxley use that newfound freedom, and the same old ferocity, to deflate All Ego?
The bell rings and Moxley circles with Ethan. Fans are fired up for Mox as he ties up with Ethan. They go around, Moxley powers Ethan to a corner but Ethan shoves Moxley away. Ethan double guns and grins but Moxley keeps cool. Moxley and Ethan circle, tie up, Moxley waistlocks but Ethan switches to shove Mox away. Ethan blows a kiss but Moxley ties up with him again. They go around, end up on ropes and fans rally as Ethan lets off. Ethan CHOPS, but Moxley eggs him on. Ethan CHOPS again, Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Ethan kicks low, whips, but Moxley reverses. Things speed up and Moxley CLOBBERS Ethan!
Moxley follows Ethan to a corner, grinds forearms into his face, then climbs up to BITE Ethan’s forehead! Mox did say he drinks blood now… Moxley runs, but into a BOOT! Ethan goes up to ENZIGURI, then runs Moxley over with a shoulder! Moxley tumbles out of the ring and Ethan soaks up the heat. Ethan goes out to fetch Moxley, bumps him off the timekeeper’s table, then throws down hands. The ref starts a ring count but Ethan mugs Moxley and breaks the table! Moxley staggers away, Ethan stalks behind him. Moxley kicks and CHOPS back! And CHOPS more! Moxley whips Ethan into railing! Fans fire up as they get even closer to the action.
Moxley drags Ethan up, puts him in the ring, and fans fire up more as Moxley steps in. But Ethan knees Moxley at the ropes, gets the legs caught in the rope, and dropkicks the knee! Fans boo but Ethan drags Moxley up and in through the ropes. Double underhooks, DRAPING BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Ethan looms over Moxley, has him on ropes and throws down punches! The ref counts, Ethan lets off, but Ethan drags Moxley up. Moxley rams him into the corner and throws his shoulder in. Moxley whips corner to corner, but Ethan dodges and Moxley POSTS himself!
AEW goes picture in picture as Ethan grins and Moxley flops to the floor. Ethan goes out, hammerlocks the bad arm and POSTS it! Ethan SLAMS the bad arm against railing, then brings Moxley around to KNEE him low. Ethan TOSSES Moxley over the railing and now the front row is getting a real interactive experience. Ethan talks trash that HE is the face of AEW, not Moxley. Ethan drags Moxley back over the railing to ringside, and then puts him in the ring. Ethan stalks Moxley, drags him up and reels him in, but Moxley fights out of the crucifix as AEW returns to single picture! School boy, TWO!
Ethan swings, Moxley gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! And another German Suplex! Moxley gets Ethan up a third time but Ethan elbows free. Ethan runs but Moxley sidesteps for a SNAP GERMAN! Ethan flounders up in a corner, Moxley runs in and forearm smashes! Moxley keeps moving, Ethan ducks and fires a forearm! Moxley forearms back, but Ethan hits back. Moxley ROCKS Ethan, eggs him on, but Ethan throws another forearm. Moxley SLAPS, Ethan SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight! Moxley fires off boxing elbows but Ethan knees low again! Ethan runs, into a knee at the ropes! Moxley runs, into a BOOT!
Moxley ducks the roundhouse to LARIAT Ethan down! Fans fire up as Moxley rises again. Moxley drags Ethan up, underhooks the arms, PARA- NO! Ethan slips out, ROUNDHOUSE! ROLLING ELBOW! Suplex to a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Ethan gets a leg and turns Moxley over for a HALF CRAB! Moxley endures, crawls, and reaches out for the ROPEBREAK! Ethan lets go at the ref’s count, and he fires off haymakers! Ethan runs in, but Moxley dumps him out! Moxley builds speed despite the knee, and he DIVES! Direct hit and Ethan hits railing! Moxley puts Ethan in, goes to the corner, climbs up, but Ethan ROCKS him first!
Ethan climbs up, brings Moxley onto a shoulder, SUPER POWERSLAM! Ethan has to crawl to the cover, TWO!! Ghost pin, TWO! Moxley drives hammering elbows into Ethan’s head! Then knees! Then the BULLY CHOKE!! Ethan endures, Moxley cranks way back, Ethan is OUT! Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission
And there it is! Moxley is back, and Ethan can’t even believe it! But Ethan gets in Moxley’s face, so Moxley kicks him and hits PARADIGM SHIFT! Now Ethan’s out cold all over again! Will Moxley do much of the same to the next man put in front of him?
As Moxley makes his exit, Bryan Danielson is there! Bryan applauds Moxley, but is the American Dragon planning on being next up?
AEW hears from Jurassic Express.
Jungle Boy tells Billy Gunn that Billy’s been “a salty old bitch” since they first met. So the fact Billy is upset his sons haven’t just been handed a tag title match doesn’t surprise him. The Gunn Clubs crossed the line going after Christian Cage like that. Christian was right about apples not falling far from the tree. Billy’s little Ass Boys are entitled and sour, just like Billy. The title match should be the least of their concerns, because when Christian comes back, this won’t be about a match. They’ll be coming to stomp Gunn Club’s heads into the ground! Will Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus make Gunn Club extinct?
Nick Jackson w/ Matt Jackson VS Trent Beretta w/ Orange Cassidy!
The Roppongi Vice reunion had to be postponed because of gaddang COVID. But Freshly Squeezed has Trent’s back as he takes on one of the Young Bucks 1v1. Who will have the momentum going into the tag team rivalry’s revival?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they tie up. Trent powers Nick to ropes, the ref calls for the break, and Trent lets off to pull a page out of Kazuchika Okada’s book: a fake chop, to then pat the shoulders. Nick is annoyed, he kicks Trent low and whips him to ropes. Trent kicks the back drop away, but Nick blocks the punch to knuckle lock, CHOP, and “LUCHA~ LIBRE~!” arm-drag! But Trent gets up and CLOBBERS Nick! Trent storms in at Nick to stomp, CHOP, and stalk Nick to another corner for another CHOP. And then another CHOP! Nick wants to tag Matt but Cutler reminds him this is a singles match.
Nick avoids Trent’s chop, stomps him then reels Trent in. But Trent powers up to TOSS Nick away! Fans fire up and Cassidy double guns on Trent’s behalf. Trent storms over to the apron but Nick hotshots him! Nick slingshots, but Trent blocks the DDT to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, ONE!! rent’s neck might be a concern again, but he gets up to throw forearms on Nick. Trent whips, back drops Nick high and hard, and fans fire up. Trent brings Nick up to throw forearms, wrap on a headlock, but Nick powers out. Things speed up, Trent ducks and dodges but crossbodies into ropes as Nick ducks!
Nick smirks as Trent is on the apron. Nick drags Trent through the ropes for a HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Trent flops out of the ring, Nick goes out to the apron, PENALTY KICK to the back! Trent goes down, Nick strikes a lounging pose on the apron. Fans rally up as AEW goes picture in picture.
Cutler sprays Nick down so he stays cool, and Nick drags Trent up. Nick puts Trent in the ring, climbs up a corner, and leaps to hit an ax handle to Trent’s back! Nick drags Trent up again, CLUBS him on the neck, then brings him around to run and HOTSHOT BULLDOG! Nick does his Macho Man before he goes into the ring. Nick brings Trent up, heads for the ropes again, but Trent powers out to CLOBBER Nick! Nick bails out, Trent grits his teeth and builds speed, but Nick gets in to SUPERKICK! Trent falls out of the ring, Nick runs and FLIES! Not the best takeoff but Nick still wipes Trent out! Nick gets back in the ring, but Cassidy makes sure Matt doesn’t try something.
Matt eggs Cassidy on, and Cassidy pulls back his fist, but then he avoids Nick’s kick from the apron! Trent trips Nick up and Nick hits apron on the way down! Trent puts Nick back in, hops up the corner, but Nick trips Trent up! Trent hits buckles on the way down! Nick wants Trent to get up but AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Nick is up top. Trent is in the drop zone, Nick SWANTONS but onto Trent’s knees! Trent saves himself and fans rally up! Trent throws forearms but Nick hits back. They double forearm but neither falls! They double forearm again, they still stay up, and Trent LARIATS Nick down! Trent fires up, waistlocks and deadlifts to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent aims from a corner, runs and BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO! Nick goes to ropes, Trent fires forearms on him. Trent rains them down on Nick but the ref backs him off. Nick gets up, BOOTS Trent back, then handsprings to the apron. Trent runs in, but slides as Nick backflips away!
Trent dodges Nick to SPEAR him down! Fans fire up with Trent as he gets up and puts Nick in the ring. Trent runs in at the corner but into a BOOT! Nick swings but into a SAIDO! Trent gets Nick for a TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up, Trent brings Nick up and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Trent runs, but Nick uses the ref as a shield! ROUNDHOUSE! GERMAN SUPLEX! But Trent gets right up and gets Nick for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down, a standing count begins and fans rally up. Nick crawls to the apron, shoulders into Trent, then slingshots, but Trent catches him! Trent shoves Nick away, Nick backflips and lands on his feet to ROCK Trent!
Nick slingshots, DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!! Trent survives and shocks Nick! Nick rains down fists on Trent, “This is Awesome!” but far from over! Nick brings Trent up but Trent throws a forearm! Nick throws another forearm, but Trent forearms back! Nick ROCKS Trent, but Trent shakes it off and ROCKS Nick! Nick goes to a corner, spins, ROUNDHOUSE! Trent crawls to a corner, Nick runs in to SHINING WIZARD, ROUNDHOUSE, and forearm to a BULLDOG! Nick wants Trent to stand up, but Trent blocks the superkick to whip! Nick flips through, but into a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Nick SUPERKICKS, but Trent LARIATS!
Fans are thunderous as Trent gets Nick back up, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?! Nick survives and Trent can’t believe it! Trent crawls after Nick and they end up on the ramp. Trent reels Nick in, but Nick back drops Trent away! Nick climbs a corner, takes aim, SWANTON on the ramp! Trent rolls into the ring, Nick goes back up top. Nick aims again, 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO?!? Nick can’t believe it and Matt is furious! Nick aims from the corner, Trent slowly rises, SUPERKICK! Nick says he wants another! SUPER- NO! Trent ducks, Alabama lift and tuck, STRONG ZERO! Cover, Trent wins!!
Winner: Trent Beretta, by pinfall
A massive victory for #JustTrent! But will it be even bigger when Rocky Romero returns to reignite Roppongi Vice VS Young Bucks?
AEW takes a closer look at Martinez VS Rosa.
“No one knows the reason why I’m here. No one needs to know. All they need to know is that my first priority is taking out Thunder Rosa.” But Rosa reminds Mercedes that she took the TBS Championship away from her. Mercedes asks how it feels to see her dreams of being a champion slip away thanks to the OG Badass? Just cuz Mercedes thinks she’s the OG, doesn’t mean she is an OG. La Mera Mera is ready for anyone, but when and where are we going to see these two tear into each other?
Hook VS Serpentico!
The Handsome Devil is still undefeated, and he hasn’t even broken a sweat yet. Will he continue the streak? Or will SNAKEMAN strike him down?
Serpentico throws his streamers, and Hook CLOBBERS him! The bell rings and Serpentico tries to find his way out of the streamers but Hook just throws knee after knee, then he throws Serpentico! And then a drop sayanagi! STO! Fans sing, “Hook is gonna kill~ you~!” Hook gets Serpentico up, double wristlock takedown but Serpentico scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Hook lets off, then runs in, but into a boot! Serpentico runs, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Hook paces, Serpentico flounders up, into the REDRUM! Serpentico taps, Hook wins!
Winner: Hook, by submission
Hook makes SNAKEMAN pay, but QT Marshall storms out and says this is what he’s been talking about! Hitting before the bell, holding on after! QT says Hook is a delinquent! Hook goes up the ramp but QT won’t let him through. Hook’s tough now, huh? QT says he’s ready for him now! But then Hook TOSSES QT, and walks on him! Will QT learn to just let Hook be Hook?
Mark Henry talks with the main eventers.
Jade Cargill is 24-0 and the TBS Champion. The first-ever, too. How does she feel about her competition tonight? “Anna Banana? Let’s just make this about me. I am undefeated, baby. And I am the first TBS champ. Anna should be elated that she has a spot on the main event.” Anna warns Jade one more time. She has a dark side. That street fight changed Anna, and she chokes people out. Tonight, TBS stands for That Bitch SLAYER. Oh, well Anna better bring the barbed wire! Anna says she doesn’t need it. Mark Henry says there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will Number 99 survive the storm that’s coming for her?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling VS Anna Jay w/ John Silver!
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see if Jade stays the undefeated inaugural TBS Champion!
Fans rally and duel as Jade flexes while Anna shows the Dark Order claw. They tie up, go around, Jade headlocks. Jade holds on as Anna tries to power out, but Anna gets free on the second try, only for Jade to run her over! Jade dusts herself off, drags Anna up, but Anna JAWBREAKERS! Anna runs, jumps, but into Jade’s arms! FALL AWAY SLAM! Jade kips up and fans fire up as she smirks. “I like money, but I’m That BI-” ROLL UP! TWO, and Jade CLOBBERS Anna! Anna bails out again, Mark Sterling talks smack but John Silver gets in his way. Jade goes out and moves Mark aside to get in Johnny Hungy’s face. They flex their guns at each other, they’re both jacked!
But then Anna roars as she runs in to CLOBBER Jade! “That Bitch SLAYER!” Anna gets back in the ring to refresh the count, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Anna SMACKS Jade off the apron, then does it again! Anna high fives Silver, but Jade hits back with elbows. Jade gets in the ring, Anna follows, and Anna runs in at the corner to forearm smash! Anna climbs up to rain down fists, but only gets 7 before Jade throws her away! Anna runs back in, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Jade drops an elbow, covers, TWO! Jade shows off by doing push-ups, but Anna throws body shots. Jade CLUBS Anna down, stalks her to a corner, then brings her up for forearms. Jade stomps Anna back down, digs her boot in, and lets off as the ref counts 4. Jade drags Anna back up to RAM a shoulder in!
Jade RAMS Anna again, lets off as the ref reprimands, but Jade fires off more forearms. Jade bumps Anna off buckles, CLUBS her, and CLUBS her again. Jade keeps on Anna, taunts her, then runs in, but into a BOOT! Anna runs, into an OVERHEAD suplex! Jade kips up, covers, TWO! Jade is annoyed but she drags Anna up to bump her off buckles again. Jade bumps Anna off more buckles, runs corner to corner as she “dribbles,” to DUNK on Anna! AEW returns to single picture as Jade whips Anna corner to corner. Anna dodges the corner attack to HEEL KICK! SLEEPER on the ropes! The ref counts, Jade HOTSHOTS Anna!
Both women are down, the ref starts a standing count, and fans rally up. Jade sputters as she gets up, and she stands Anna up, only for Anna to ROCK her with a forearm! Anna runs into the corner to back elbow, forearm, roll and DANGEROUS JAY KICK! Anna whips, Jade reverses but Anna wrenches to DANGEROUS JAY KICK again! And then a mule kick, SUPERKICK, and a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna roars and fans fire up with her! Anna drags Jade up, but Mark is on the apron to distract! Anna chases him off, Silver gets Mark by his tie! BRAINBUSTER to the floor! Anna gets around Jade, backslide! TWO!!
Jade BOOTS Anna down! Jade drags Anna back up, hooks the arms, JAD- VICTORY ROLL! To the QUEENSLAYER!!! Jade flails, fights up, and RAMS Anna into buckles! Jade is free, but Anna knocks her down! Anna hops up the corner, drags Jade up, HANGING SLEEPER! The ref counts, but Jade pries free! Jade drags Anna out onto her shoulder, but Anna slips off! Anna shoves Jade into a corner, DANGEROUS- NO! Jade catches Anna and powers her up for a POWERBOMB! And then Jade hooks the arms, JADED!! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Anna gave it her all, but it just wasn’t enough! Jade is 25-0, is still the champion, and is still making the big bucks! Will she continue to dominate until she is THE champion in AEW?
A great episode of Rampage, lots of great focus on the matches but there were still good promos, too. Jungle Boy calls out Gunn Club on behalf of Jurassic Express, I’m thinking we’re getting a Six Man Tag before the tag title match. Mercedes Martinez and Thunder Rosa have another good promo to build towards their match, but hopefully it happens sooner rather than later. They can’t keep delaying this just because AEW keeps forgetting to make more time for women’s matches on Dynamite. Moxley VS Ethan was really good stuff, a great opener for sure, and a great return for Moxley. Bryan Danielson being there to applaud Mox was a nice way to branch this to something between them, that is going to be a killer match.
Nick VS Trent was also a killer match. Rocky Romero will definitely be back next week, and having Roppongi Vice VS Young Bucks on the post Beach Break Rampage will be really big. Hook had another great night, especially with him getting to shut QT up. Hook should definitely be considered for a TNT Championship story at some point. And we got a great TBS Championship match. Anna’s promo before was a little shaky but she came really close. But as I figured, Jade wins, and she’s going to build quite the reign before she ever loses.
My Score: 8.7/10
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (1/21/22)
Acknowledge the history made!
The Tribal Chief is the new Universal Championship standard!
SmackDown, acknowledge that Roman Reigns is the new longest reigning WWE Universal Champion as the Bloodline celebrates!
- Kofi Kingston VS “Mad Cap” Moss w/ “Happy” Corbin; Kofi wins.
- Aliyah VS Natalya; Aliyah wins, by disqualification.
- Los Lotharios VS The Viking Raiders; The Viking Raiders win.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Contender’s Match: Charlotte Flair VS Naomi; Charlotte wins and denies Naomi a title match.
- Sheamus w/ Ridge Holland VS Ricochet; Sheamus wins.
- Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens VS The Usos; Rollins & Kevin win, by disqualification, and The Usos are banned from ringside during the Royal Rumble’s Universal Championship match.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Usos are in the ring to start off SmackDown!
Jey tells Nashville, “The Bloodline is now in your city!” Jimmy says they’re here for one reason and one reason only! They’re celebrating the longest reigning Universal Champion EVER! At 508 days… That’s 508 consecutive days! There are a few big names who have been Universal Champion, but none held the belt as long as this. Not Kevin Owens, not Seth Freakin’ Rollins, not Brock Lesnar! But there is one. He is the Head of the Table, he is the Tribal Chief, he is the longest reigning Universal Champion in WWE history! Their cousin, ROMAN! REEEIGNS! And here comes Roman! He holds up the belt for one round of pyro on stage, then the second round in the ring.
Jimmy gets Roman a mic, and Roman says, “Nashville! Acknowledge me.” Jimmy says, “Ladies and gentlemen, let’s witness the highlights of the most dominant, decorated WWE champion, Roman Reigns.” The video starts by noting August 30th, 2020, Roman Reigns returned to action and took the title from Braun Strowman. From there, he defeated Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura, and even John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Big E. “ACKNOWLEDGE ME!” Back to present, Roman has a big smile on his face while the Usos applaud. That was a good video!
But then SETH ROLLINS appears! “Oooooh, what kind of party would it be without Seth Freakin’ Rollins~?” Hell of a video, and congratulations to the longest reigning Universal Champion of all time. They should celebrate, because that reign will end very, very shortly. But also, celebrate the fact that Roman made an honest man outta Rollins. Last week, Rollins came out, told Roman that he’s not responsible for any of his own success, and Rollins meant that in a meta way. Roman is the chosen one, catered to, but oh, Roman took it so literally. In fact, Roman sent his cousins to Raw to do the dirty work for him. If Roman had a message to send, he could just text.
But since we’re here celebrating, what they should be celebrating is the longest reigning SmackDown Tag Team Champions in history, The Usos! They in truth, and Roman knows it, too, are the cornerstones of the Bloodline. They’re the ones who make everything Roman do possible. They hold Roman up now, just like Rollins and Mox did in the Shield! So let’s have a celebration for the Usos! “UCE! SO! UCE! SO!” Rollins laughs and says it is fun to say that. Roman tells “little brother” Rollins that he makes all the same excuses. Did Cena write that stuff for Rollins? Roman assures Rollins that their match at the Rumble will be 1v1. Rollins has Roman’s word.
Oh, is he gonna add a “Believe that” next? Once upon a time, Roman’s word was as good as gold, but Rollins doesn’t believe him. So Roman should put his money where his mouth is. Rollins can get a partner, beat the Usos, and then bar them from ringside at the Rumble! Rollins even adds a You Can’t See Me. Roman mulls it over, but the Usos say, “Hell yeah! Challenge accepted, Uce!” Then we have a main event! Rollins loves it! Jey says Rollins is trippin’. Ain’t nobody crazy enough to team with Rollins in the first place, so they’re good. Yes, not too many people like Rollins. But uh… Here’s KEVIN OWENS! The Prizefighter and Rollins hug, Kevin shouts HE likes Rollins!
Roman has them cut the “stupid music.” Nothing is final until the Tribal Chief says so! Rollins is a betting man, huh? Then let’s raise the stakes. When Rollins & Kevin lose tonight, that means Rollins loses his match at the Rumble. And Roman can go on vacation until WrestleMania! Deal? Rollins thinks, and says, “You’re on!” What a huge match on the way to the Royal Rumble! Will the Usos clear Roman’s schedule for him? Or will Roman have no choice but to do things all by himself?
Kofi Kingston VS “Mad Cap” Moss w/ “Happy” Corbin!
The Right Hand of the King will not let it stand that the literal fool of SmackDown got the last laugh last week. Before the match, Corbin says they’ve been on a roll! First, they took out Drew McIntyre. Then Moss steamrolled Sir Kofi! As incredible as Kofi is, without King Woods, the Hand of the King is just a disembodied hand. If Kofi started a Garth Brooks cover band, what would he sing? Friends in NO places! But Kofi makes his entrance, and surprise! Big E is here! Even more Raw stars are showing up on SmackDown! Will the Powerhouse of Positivity keep Corbin from helping his hyena sidekick?
The bell rings, Kofi and Moss circle. Kofi dodges Moss to waistlock, headlock, but Moss powers out. Moss runs Kofi over with a shoulder and then gives two thumbs up. Big E coaches Kofi but Moss CLUBS Kofi to the corner. Moss whips Kofi corner to corner, but Kofi goes up to missile dropkick! And LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up as Kofi runs, for the NEW~ DAY~ Boom Drop! Big E says to make this quick work, and Kofi claps it up. Moss slowly gets up but Corbin distracts. Moss CLOBBERS Kofi from behind! Moss throws haymakers, CLUBS Kofi down, then throws Kofi out of the ring. Moss goes out and Corbin suggests to use the steps.
Moss gets Kofi up, whips him over, but Kofi leaps over the steps to jump back and CLOBBER Moss! And then Big E sends Corbin into the steps! The New Day is all fired up as SmackDown goes to break.
SmackDown returns and Moss has a chinlock. Kofi fights up and hits a JAWBREAKER! Kofi runs, Moss gets him up for a SPINEBUSTER! Corbin is fired up and Moss taunts Kofi. Moss also taunts Big E, then he stomps away on Kofi in a corner! The ref counts, Moss lets off and runs in, but is sent into buckles! Moss staggers up, Kofi rallies with DOUBLE CHOPS! And a dropkick! Kofi runs, but Moss ducks the lariat to kick low. Moss whips Kofi to a corner, Kofi goes up and up and RANAS Moss to another corner! Then STOMPS Moss down! Cover, TWO! Moss survives but Kofi drags him up to whip. Moss reveres, Kofi leaps, but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!
Moss snarls, Corbin tells him to keep on Kofi. Moss says this is it, and he reels Kofi in. Kofi slips out of the gut wrench, dodges to TROUBLE IN PARADISE outta nowhere!! Cover, Kofi wins!
Winner: Kofi Kingston, by pinfall
Corbin gets in the ring, but Big E gets in, too. Big E dares Corbin to do something, but Corbin bails back out. Moss flounders up, Big E says this is for Corbin. Scoop and BIG ENDING! The New Day owns Corbin’s crony, will they own the Royal Rumble?
Aliyah VS Natalya!
Last time these two faced off, it lasted only 3.17 seconds because the Queen of Harts overestimated herself. Will Natty take Aliyah more seriously and redeem herself? Or will Aliyah still win, even if it takes longer than the blink of an eye?
SmackDown returns and Natty makes her entrance. Nashville’s own Summer Rae is in the crowd and is given a shoutout by the ring announcer. The bell rings, Natty kicks Aliyah then pulls her hair. Aliyah rolls Natty up, ONE! Natty bumps Aliyah off buckles, and stomps her. Natty drags Aliyah out to a snap suplex! Cover, ONE! Natty says Aliyah is gonna learn for disrespecting her, but Aliyah gets a cradle! TWO, and Natty LARIATS Aliyah down! Cover, ONE! Natty drags Aliyah up, whips, but Aliyah reverses. Aliyah runs in but Natty puts her on the apron. Aliyah throws a forearm, and hits a handspring huricanrana! But Natty’s right up, for a DISCUS! Cover, TWO!
Natty is frustrated with Aliyah and drags her up to reel her in. Natty gets a Canadian rack and uses gravity to stretch Aliyah out. Aliyah fights up, sunset flips, TWO! Natty whips Aliyah hard into ropes, then stomps her down! The ref counts, Natty lets off at 4, and she stomps Aliyah in the corner. The ref counts, Natty doesn’t let off, that’s a disqualification!
Winner: Aliyah, by disqualification
Aliyah wins again, but Natty only gets angrier! Natty fires off hands on Aliyah, and even dribbles Aliyah off the mat! But here comes XIA LI! The Protector returns to defend Aliyah from the bully, Natalya! Xia gets in the ring, stares Natty down, and then blocks Natty’s punch! Xia sobats Natty out of the ring, then dares her to try again. Natty leaves it at this, but will Xia make sure Natty learns not to cross the line?
Los Lotharios VS The Viking Raiders!
Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo may not have won the #1 contenders Fatal 4 Way, but they can definitely be a speed bump in the road. Will Erik & Ivar stumble against these two studs? Or will they run right through the heartthrobs on their way to the Usos?
SmackDown returns as the Viking Raiders make their entrance. Nashville is ready for the raid, and the teams sort out. Humberto starts against Ivar and they circle. Humberto knees low, CLUBS Ivar, then clamps onto an arm. Ivar powers Humberto back, tags in Erik, and whip. Humberto dodges Ivar but Erik scoops him for a SLAM! Then Erik scoops and SLAMS Ivar onto Humberto! Erik roars, drags Humberto up to whip to ropes, then scoops. Humberto slips out, Garza tags in, and Humberto feeds Erik to Garza’s GAMANGIRI! Garza fires off hands, knees Erik at the ropes, and off come the pants!
Garza throws the pants at Erik, has him against ropes, and tags Carrillo. Garza holds Erik out, they LEAP FROG ATTACK Erik down! Then double basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Humberto rains down fists, then STANDING MOONSAULTS but flops! Erik KNEES Humberto down, hot tags to Garza and Ivar! The War Beard rallies on Garza, then hits a BASEMENT SPLASH! Humberto runs in, into a HEEL KICK! Ivar runs at Garza, but Garza dodges. He turns seated senton into POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! Tag to Humberto, but Erik sneaks a tag in! Los Lotharios double whip Ivar, but he cartwheels through the double clothesline!
The Viking Raiders scoop a Lothario each, stack them on Erik, POWERBOMB POWERSLAM COMBO! Then they get Humberto up, THOR’S HAMMER!! Cover, The Viking Raiders win!
Winners: The Viking Raiders, by pinfall
Raid successful! But the ultimate challenge will be going after the gold! Will Erik & Ivar get the titles off the longest reigning SmackDown Tag Team Champions?
SmackDown Women’s Championship Contender’s Match: Charlotte Flair VS Naomi!
Adam Pearce stepped in to get past Sonya Deville’s bias, and now Naomi gets another chance! Will Nashville #FeelTheGlow now that things are fair and square against Flair?
SmackDown returns and Charlotte makes her entrance. But then Sonya appears outta nowhere and gets in the ring to talk with the ref. She wants to be the special guest referee?! Sonya throws off the jacket and the ref hands over his shirt. Naomi says Sonya can’t do this, but Sonya says she can. The bell rings, Naomi glares at Sonya, and then Charlotte ROCKS Naomi with a forearm! Fans boo but Charlotte stomps away! Sonya doesn’t count as a ref should, and Charlotte dribbles Naomi off the mat! Charlotte mocks the fans, drags Naomi into a headscissor necklock, and she RAMS Naomi into the mat again and again.
Charlotte squeezes tight, Sonya asks if Charlotte is okay, and she says yes. Charlotte TOSSES Naomi, and says this is too easy. She brings Naomi up to CHOP her in the corner. And CHOP! But Naomi kicks, Charlotte blocks, Naomi ENZIGURIS! And then RANA- NO! Charlotte blocks to a BOSTON CRAB! Naomi endures, crawls, Sonya stands in her way of the ropes! But Naomi fights through to kick Charlotte into Sonya! REAR VIEW!! Cover, but Sonya ignores it! Naomi would’ve won twice over by now! Naomi shouts at Sonya but then Charlotte CHOP BLOCKS the leg! FIGURE FOUR! Sonya just rings the bell?!?
Winner: Charlotte Flair, by referee stoppage
And then Charlotte bridges to a FIGURE EIGHT! Charlotte makes Naomi suffer a little longer, and then Sonya mocks Naomi, “How does it feel to be a big loser?” What does Naomi have to do to get Sonya to stop being a tyrant?
Backstage interview with Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins.
Kevin and Seth are in a good mood, even with tonight’s high stakes tag match. Why is Rollins willing to bet his Universal Championship opportunity? Kevin asks if he can take this one. Yeah, have at it. Kevin tells Kayla that if it wasn’t for the Usos, Kevin would be the longest reigning Universal Champion of all time, but they kept that from happening. So the thought of them doing that to his friend, Seth Rollins, it tears Kevin up inside. Rollins says Kevin has become an honest man! And Rollins says that the stakes may be huge, but the risk is worth the reward. Can Rollins beat Roman with the Usos by his side? Maybe.
But 1v1, well, “Death, taxes and Seth Freakin’ Rollins beats Roman Reigns every single time!” HAHAHA! Kevin even has a shirt that says that. The friends head out, but will it be a certainty that they make Roman VS Rollins truly 1v1?
Sami Zayn heads to the ring!
The Great Liberator continues to try and out Jackass the Jackass original, Johnny Knoxville, and we’ll see how he plans to do that, after the break.
SmackDown returns and it’s time for an all-new #InZayn! Sami has a collection of items on a table and he welcomes us to “self defense.” Many may not know this about Knoxville, but before he got famous doing Jackass, he got noticed for testing self-defense weapons on himself. So Sami is going to do the same here tonight! He has some of the most dangerous self-defense weapons on the market, and some not on the market, and will use them on himself! Anything Knoxville can do, Sami can do better! Starting with a cattle prod! The max setting could put down a rhino! So just going with level one, that’s quite a lot of voltage already.
Sami aims at himself, and here goes. One, two, three. ZAP! Sami hobbles around and tries to laugh off the pain. Not great, that wasn’t fun. Sami says it’s no big deal, really. Let’s go to level two! Knoxville was incapacitated for about 15 minutes, but let’s see how a real man handles it. Sami says he’ll even up the ante by putting it to his chest! Everyone, shut up! This is dangerous. One, two, three. ZAP! Sami falls right over into the ropes! Why does it hurt so much!? Sami gets up, but here comes Knoxville! So, Sami, you are so concerned about Knoxville making a mockery of his profession, yet Sami’s doing the same to Knoxville’s? Something seems off here…
Fans rally behind Knoxville and Sami says this is HIS show! Nothing is off! Knoxville snatches the cattle prod, and says this is a legit model. But it’s literally off. Sami never turned it on! Here, Knoxville will fix that. ZAP! And Sami falls right down! Yeah, that’s not good. Knoxville “apologizes” and wants to help Sami up. Sami asks why Knoxville did that, but Knoxville says, “See you at the Rumble.” And then Knoxville TOSSES Sami up and out! Will Sami stop trying to go InZayn and worry more about just wrestling the Rumble?
Adam Pearce talks with Eric Bischoff backstage.
Eric says a pessimist complains about the wind, while an optimist expects the winds to change. A true leader adjusts the sails. Pearce likes that. But in walks Sonya. Perfect timing. Pearce properly introduces them, and hopes Sonya knows of Eric’s history as a decision maker here in the WWE. Of course, and it’s a pleasure to meet him. She didn’t know he was coming, though. Well, Sonya, what you did out there in the ring was completely over the line. Pearce doesn’t know what this issue with Naomi is, but it needs to stop. It is affecting Sonya’s ability to lead. Pearce says he’ll bring it to upper management that Sonya and Naomi should have a match, next week.
Sonya does her best not to explode, and says great. Let her know what they say. Sonya walks back out, and Eric says that was great leadership. Pearce thanks Eric for that, but will Naomi be the one who’s really thankful once she gets her hands on Sonya?
Sheamus w/ Ridge Holland VS Ricochet!
The Fella has his protégé back by his side! Will the damage to the nose be avenged? Or will the One and Only just give Sheamus some of the same?
SmackDown returns and Ricochet makes his entrance. The bell rings, Sheamus kicks low and fires off on Ricochet! Sheamus bumps Ricochet off buckles, fires more forearms, and Ridge says to unleash on Ricochet for the nose! Sheamus whips, Ricochet goes up and over then runs to KICK and CHOP and forearm! Ricochet runs, but into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Sheamus snarls, drags Ricochet and drives elbows into his shoulders. Sheamus knees Ricochet in the back then wraps on a chinlock. Sheamus thrashes Ricochet, Ricochet fights with fists and body shots to hit a JAWBREAKER!
Ricochet runs, Sheamus scoops but Ricochet slips free to tiger wall kick! And dropkick! Sheamus staggers, Ricochet runs, but into an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Ridge loves it and Sheamus soaks up the heat. Ricochet goes to the apron, Sheamus drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Sheamus gives Ricochet Beats of the Bodhrain! Sheamus stops at 9 to go out to the apron and CLOBBER Ricochet back into the ring! Sheamus drags Ricochet up in a motorcycle stretch but Ricochet kangaroo kicks free! Ricochet dodges the boot and Sheamus ends up on the apron! Ricochet triangle jump dropkicks Sheamus down!
Ricochet builds speed, and DIVES into a knee! Sheamus takes Ricochet outta the air, then puts him in the ring. Sheamus runs in and BROGUES! Cover, Sheamus wins!
Winner: Sheamus, by pinfall
Ridge celebrates with The Celtic Warrior as he rolls towards the Rumble! Will Sheamus win the Rumble once again to head back to WrestleMania’s main event?
Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs rock out backstage.
Wait, is that Double J? Jeff Jarrett is here! Double J, E, double F, J, A, double R, E, double T! HAHA~! That was good, guys. But Jeff has to say, Boogs plays a mighty fine guitar. What’s his name? Double J wants to know his name? He’s Rick… BOOGS! Well, can he spell it? R I C K- Well, anyway, will we get a duet of Boogs and Jarrett some day?
Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens VS The Usos!
The Visionary and Prizefighter want to keep Jimmy & Jey from helping out the Tribal Chief at the Royal Rumble, but Roman wants a vacation. Will the Bloodline ironically prove Rollins right by doing their cousin’s dirty work? Or will Seth & Kevin be the ones that level the playing field against the Head of the Table?
Roman is watching from his private room as Rollins and Kevin go to the ring. This high stakes main event tag match determines Rollins’ fate, after the break.
SmackDown returns and Rollins starts against Jimmy. Rollins wants Jimmy to acknowledge the fans singing Rollins’ theme. Then Rollins rolls Jimmy up, TWO! Backslide, ONE! Rollins Oklahoma Rolls, ONE! Jimmy bails out and Rollins is feeling good. Rollins gives Jimmy time to come back, Jey tags in. Fans want tables already but Jey kicks Rollins low. Jey headlocks to the takeover but Rollins rolls it to a cover, ONE! Another, ONE! A third, TWO! Jey mule kicks hard, then he RAMS Rollins into the corner! Tag to Jimmy, the Usos mug Rollins, and Roman is pleased. Tag back to Jey, they stomp away on Rollins, and then tag back to Jimmy.
The stomping continues, Jimmy fires up but fans are torn. Jimmy drags Rollins up but Rollins powers him to the other corner! Rollins fires off, tags Kevin, and they stomp away on Jimmy in return! Tag back to Rollins, he stomps Jimmy more, then lets off as the ref counts. Kevin gets up to fire up the fans, and Rollins wrenches to kick Jimmy low. Rollins scoops and SLAMS Jimmy, then goes to a corner. Rollins climbs, but Jey distracts the ref. Jimmy trips Rollins up! Kevin protests but Jimmy bumps Rollins off buckles. Tag to Jey, Jimmy ROCKS Rollins with an uppercut, then holds Rollins still for Jey’s forearm smash!
Jey CLUBS Rollins down, stomps Rollins, and tags Jimmy. The Usos mug Rollins, Jimmy bumps Rollins off buckles, then stomps him down. Fans are torn as Jimmy holds up the finger. “UCE! SO!” Jimmy runs, but Rollins LARIATS him down! Fans fire up as both men are down, hot tag to Kevin! Kevin dodges Jimmy and fires off forearms and CHOPS! Kevin whips, CLOBBERS Jimmy with an elbow and adds a SENTON! Kevin DECKS Jey, shouts “SUCK IT!” and runs corner to corner and CANNONBALL into Jimmy! Then Kevin goes up top, only for Jey to rush over. Kevin kicks Jey away, SWANTONS onto Jimmy’s knees!
SUPERKICK! Tag to Jey, and he finds Kevin on the outside to SUPERKICK again! The Usos stand tall as SmackDown goes to break!
SmackDown returns again and both Kevin and Jimmy are down. They crawl for their corners, hot tag to Jey and he goes past Kevin to DECK Rollins! Jey drags Kevin away, the ref keeps Rollins from getting in, and Jey stomps away on Kevin! Roman nods as he watches, but Kevin CHOPS back. Kevin DECKS Jimmy, CHOPS Jey, but Jey mule kicks! Kevin drops into the corner, Jimmy holds him down and Jey stomps. Tag, and Jimmy stomps Kevin down now. Jimmy rains down fists, the ref counts, Jimmy lets off at 4. Fans rally, Jimmy drags Kevin up but Kevin blocks the kick, and ducks the Dragon Whip to ENZIGURI!
Both men are down again, Kevin crawls, hot tags to Jey and Rollins! Rollins rallies on Jey, whips but Jey reverses, only to get a SLINGBLADE! And then a fireman’s carry, to a GUT BUSTER! Rollins clotheslines Jey out of the ring! Jimmy runs in but Rollins sends him out, too! Rollins builds speed and DIVES! He takes out both Usos at once! Nashville fires up as Rollins puts Jey back in. Rollins aims from the apron, springboards in, FLYING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Jey survives but Rollins drags Jey back up to suplex. Jey slips out, waistlocks, but Rollins switches. Jey switches back, back suplexes to a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Jey is frustrated, but he gets up and aims from a corner. SUPER- NO! Rollins blocks to kick and reel Jey in! Jey fights the bomb, Jimmy tags in! Rollins runs into an ALLEY-UCE! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives and the Usos can’t believe it! Fans rally up, Jimmy decks Kevin off the apron to take away a tag! Jimmy goes up top, Rollins stands but he gets under Jimmy! Kevin tags in, ROLLING ELBOW from Rollins! Jey gets in, but gets a PELE! Kevin POP-UP POWERBOMBS Jimmy! Cover, TWO!! But Kevin hurries to put Jimmy in a drop zone! Kevin goes back up top, fans fire up, but Jimmy ROCKS him with an uppercut!
Jimmy GAMANGIRIS Kevin, then climbs up after him. Kevin holds ropes, and turns things around, SUPER FISHERMAN BUSTER! Kevin crawls to the cover, Jey breaks it! Fans are thunderous as Rollins tags back in! Forearm smash for Jey, then a flurry of fists and feet for Jimmy! Jey SUPERKICKS Rollins! Kevin kicks but no stunner! Kevin blocks Jey’s superkick to STUNNER anyway! Jimmy SUPERKICKS Kevin! Rollins SUPERKICKS Jimmy! ROLLING ELBOW, then the DREAM SMASHER! Fans are thunderous and singing Rollins’ theme as he aims at Jimmy, CURB STOMP!! But Roman runs in to SUPERMAN PUNCH!!
Winners: Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens, by disqualification (The Usos are banned from ringside)
Rollins was going to win, so Roman beat him to it! The Usos are still out of the equation, and the Architect is under the skin of the Tribal Chief! Will Rollins take advantage of Roman’s frustration and take away the Universal Championship?
A pretty good episode of SmackDown, though sadly a lot of it shares the same formula as Raw. The matches weren’t as long as they could’ve or should’ve been, and the promos took priority. I will say, stars from Raw showing up was quite a surprise. Perhaps a ratings grab play, maybe even an indicator that the rosters are combining into one again. But in Xavier Woods’ absence, it’s great that Big E is here to support Kofi. Kofi gets redemption in the rematch with Moss, and turns out we’re getting a tag match, New Day VS Corbin & Moss. That will be a really good match for the go-home as everyone’s going into the Rumble.
Jarrett showing up was random but they could be planting seeds for him and Boogs having something for WrestleMania. Bischoff showing up was cool, and I like that Pearce is putting Sonya in her place. Sonya again screws over Naomi but now she and Naomi are going to have a match. I just hope it lasts longer than five minutes, given how WWE is doing things these days. Aliyah gets another win because Natty loses her cool, but I appreciate that WWE remembered they were building to something with Natty and Xia. Viking Raiders get a quick win over Los Lotharios to stay warm for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship match, but it doesn’t do much to make me think they’re winning the titles.
Sheamus getting payback on Ricochet for Ridge was rather anticlimactic. It was too short of a match for what we know those two can do. And can’t Ridge get payback for himself? Why is it Boogs gets the push while partnered with Nakamura but Ridge is just around while he’s partnered with Sheamus? They should basically be parallels. And when is Sami getting his title shot? I get Sami wasn’t going to really zap himself with the cattle prod, but they used such a corny zap sound. Even when Knoxville appeared to “really” zap Sami, it was a bad sound effect. Even though Sami’s the Heel, I hope he gets to eliminate Knoxville to get that heat, and then Nakamura eliminates Sami as instant karma.
But as has been the case for SmackDown these last 508 days, the best stuff was with the Bloodline. That really was a well made video to highlight Roman’s reign, and the interplay between Roman and the Usos was great stuff. Rollins and Kevin were great as always, too, and their tag match was a great match. I should’ve figured Roman would throw the match out of frustration. The Usos won’t be part of the main event, so unless someone from Raw who doesn’t like Rollins costs him, this could be the best opportunity to take that title of Roman before 600+ days.
My Score: 8.1/10
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