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Mitchell’s WWE SummerSlam Results & Report! (7/30/22)

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WWE SummerSlam 2022

Last chance, Last Man Standing!

Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar once again battle for the top prize in WWE, but this year’s SummerSlam is to be the last time! Will the Tribal Chief or the Beast be standing tall to end it all?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair VS Becky Lynch; Belair wins and retains the title.
  • Logan Paul VS The Miz w/ Tommaso Ciampa; Logan wins.
  • WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley VS (Austin) Theory; Lashley wins and retains the title.
  • No Disqualification Tag: The Mysterios VS The Judgement Day; The Mysterios win.
  • Pat McAfee VS Happy Corbin; McAfee wins.
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The Street Profits, Special Guest Referee Jeff Jarrett; The Usos win and retain the titles.
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship: Liv Morgan VS Ronda Rousey; Liv wins and retains the title.
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Last Man Standing: Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman VS Brock Lesnar; Roman wins and retains the titles.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the SummerSlam Kickoff Show!

Join Kayla Braxton, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Booker T, Kevin Patrick and Peter Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action here tonight.

 

Backstage interview with (Austin) Theory.

Sarah says the Youngest Mr. MITB Ever has a huge night ahead of him. but with everything that’s happened the last few weeks, how does he fee He feels that this is his time. After tonight, we will be in the Theory Era! Theory vows to take back the WWE US Championship from Bobby Lashley, then he cashes in his little friend, the MITB contract. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns will destroy each other, and Theory will walk down to the ring to become the Youngest Universal Champion in history. And that is #AllDay!

 

Please welcome the WWE Global Ambassador, Titus O’Neil!

Nashville is fired up for the Real Deal, and he wants to be the first one to welcome us to the biggest party of the summer, SummerSlam! The WWE has a motto, “Put smiles on people’s faces.” But tonight, they have a chance to honor three non-profits that are doing amazing work that not only put smiles on people’s faces, but hope in people’s hearts. The WWE Community Champion Showcase is honoring Meals of Hope, Pencil and Musicians on Call! And it’s SummerSlam, right? So we’re doing things a little differently. So not only are these organizations honored with the title belts, but in partnership with Pure Life, each organization is gifted $20,000!! So let’s get ready for a good time! Get ready for SummerSlam!

 

One more mysterious video.

Rain in reverse. blinking lights. The writing in blood. More images of superstars and legends of the past. “I AM COMING TO NITE!” As in, TONIGHT, on SummerSlam? Do you think you know who this is?

 

If you came for a crazy party, you came to the right place.

This is the biggest event of the summer, with the action always on tap where top shelf names give you top shelf smiles. But to top these charts, you have to be the best of the best. And if you ain’t that, then you best get the hell outta the ring. This is SummerSlam!

 

Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair VS Becky Lynch!

Last year’s SummerSlam saw perhaps the craziEST moment in SummerSlam history! The EST was SmackDown Women’s Champion, and first she thought she was facing Sasha Banks. Then she thought she was facing Carmella. But then she ended up facing The Man, who suckered her into a 26 second defeat! But the tables have turned, and now Becky is trying to make a Big Time Comeback. Will she sucker Bianca in again? Or will Bianca stay the RawEST Women’s Champion to finish her comeback story?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and one way or another, the opening number is going to be a smash hit!

Fans fire up with the bell as Bianca and Becky stare down. They circle, tie up, and Bianca powers Becky back, but Becky slips away. Becky and Bianca circle again, tie up, and Becky waistlocks to a headlock to a waistlock to a headlock! But Bianca throws Becky away! Fans fire up while Becky seethes. She rushes in but Bianca waistlocks to SLAM her down! Bianca keeps on Becky, Becky reaches around to facelock. Bianca fights up, fans duel and Bianca powers Becky back. Becky goes up the corner to sunset flip but Bianca rolls through and handsprings! Bianca eggs Becky on then runs her over!

Bianca runs, handsprings but Becky gets up. Bianca dodges her but Becky yanks the hurdle out of the air! Becky omoplatas one arm and YANKS the other! Bianca clutches that arm but Becky drags her up to wrench and YANK the arm again. Becky keeps on the arm, YANKS it, wrenches, then WRINGS Bianca into ropes! Bianca writhes and Becky taunts her. Becky drags Bianca up by the bad arm, and hits an ARM CODE BREAKER! Bianca flounders to a corner while Becky grins. Fans boo but Becky stalks Bianca to ropes. Becky drags Bianca by the arm, hooks the arm and TWEAKS it! Bianca gets away to a corner but Becky is after her with hands and kicks!

Becky brings Bianca up, wrenches and WRINGS, but Bianca handsprings! And DROPKICKS! Then chicken wings! GlamEST Slam to a STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Becky bails out while Bianca shakes out her arm. Bianca shakes her head and pursues Becky at the barriers. Torture rack, KISS OF- NO, Becky lands on her feet to HOTSHOT Bianca on the barriers! And then climbs up, to drop the MAN’S LEG! Guillotine style! Becky gets Bianca back in the ring fast, covers, TWO! Bianca survives and Becky is annoyed. Fans rally, Becky has Bianca in a corner, and gives her a BECKSPLODER!

Bianca tumbles but Becky paces. Becky stalks Bianca to the other corner, brings her up and clinches to scoop and- NO, Bianca fights the suplex with elbows! Bianca suplexes, but Becky turns it to a cradle! TWO! Becky runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and has the bad arm! Bianca shoves Becky away to a corner, then runs in, but only into buckles. Becky KICKS then CLUBS Bianca down! Cover, TWO! Becky snarls but she stalks Bianca again. Becky kicks Bianca in the corner, then kicks her against ropes. Fans rally up but Becky throws hands. Bianca ROCKS Becky back, and again! Becky shoves, then gets the leg! Becky goes for a leg sweep but Bianca jumps over!

Bianca blocks a kick but Becky uses that to reel Bianca in for a takedown! Bianca fights off the armbar! Becky makes it a cover, TWO! Becky runs and dropkicks Bianca out of the ring! Becky runs in again, fires off forearms and uppercuts and a SOBAT! Becky goes up the corner while Bianca’s in the ropes, GUILLO- POWERBOMB!! Bianca turned that around midair! Fans rally up while both women are down! Bianca goes back to the apron, Becky rushes over but into a shoulder! Bianca throws a forearm but Becky hits back! Becky WRECKS Bianca with a dropkick and fans duel. Becky leaps from the apron, but into chicken wings! APRON GLAM SLAM!

Bianca then runs in, but Becky throws her up! Bianca handsprings with the ropes to suplex Becky! Becky slips off to shove Bianca into the corner. Bianca and Becky tug-o-war over the hair, Bianca uses it to YANK Becky into the post! Bianca then suplexes Becky high and hard to the floor! The ring count is 5 of 10 but Bianca puts Becky in the ring. Bianca wants to win this fair and square! HANDPSRING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Bianca is frustrated but she RAMS into Becky at the corner! Bianca throws her shoulder in again and again, then whips corner to corner, Becky reverses, Bianca goes up and over, but Becky elbows her!

Becky goes up, leaps, CROSSBODY, but Bianca rolls through! Bianca carries Becky and fans fire up! Trophy Lift, but the bad arm gives up! Becky BOOTS Bianca, then goes up the corner, for the DIAMOND DUST! Cover, TWO!! Bianca survives the rolling cutter, and fans rally up again. Becky gets her own bad arm moving, and she CLUBS Bianca. Bianca ROCKS Becky but Becky hits back! Fans fire up as Bianca gest the edge but Becky knees low! Becky runs, but Bianca ROCKS her at the ropes! Bianca runs, but Becky uses the braid to pull her back! Bianca elbows Becky, Becky comes back to RANA, but Bianca blocks! And deadlifts to ALLEY-OOP!

Bianca hurries to grab Becky for the Torture Rack! Becky holds ropes, rolls through, and has the arm! DISARM-HER!! But Bianca fights it! She moves around to get the ROPEBREAK! The ref reprimands, Becky still holds so Bianca drags her out of the ring, into the torture rack! KISS OF DEATH to the floor!! Fans fire up and Bianca drags Becky back up. But Becky’s dead weight and one arm isn’t enough! Bianca goes into the ring at 8, but Becky springs to life at 9! Bianca can’t believe Becky got back in! Bianca refocuses, and she hurries after Becky to torture rack again! KISS OF- NO, Becky lands out again!

Becky BOOTS, runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Bianca drags Becky to a drop zone and climbs up the corner! Fans fire up as Bianca aims, but Becky gets up to knock her down! Becky climbs up after Bianca, fires off haymakers, but Bianca hits back. Becky still brings Bianca up but Bianca fires off body shots! Becky drops but has the braid! Becky yanks Bianca off the top, into a MANHANDLE SLAM!! Cover, TWO!?!? Bianca survives and no one can believe it! Becky is beside herself but she hurries to throw hands on Bianca. Becky CLUBS Bianca, but Bianca blocks! Becky steps over, but Bianca rolls her, TWO!

Bianca waistlocks and O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Bianca goes up the corner, Becky CLUBS her first! Becky goes up after her, clinches, but Bianca fights it to a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! And then a torture rack! KISS OF DEATH!!! Cover, Bianca wins!!

Winner: Bianca Belair, by pinfall (still Raw Women’s Champion)

The story has come full circle! Bianca lost one title to Becky, but she held onto this one! Does this mean Bianca is bigger than Big Time? As for Becky, she offers a handshake. Bianca isn’t sure if she can trust Becky given last year’s SummerSlam. Fans are also torn, but Bianca accepts the handshake! They hug it out and fans cheer the sportsmanship. But then, what is next for Becky in her own comeback story?

Wait, is that BAYLEY!? The Role Model has been gone for a year, and now she’s back! Fans are all fired up to see her return, and Bayley goes right to the ring. “DING DONG! Hello, Bianca! You remember me?” But wait! Is that DAKOTA KAI!?! She disappeared from NXT after losing to Mandy Rose, but she’s coming right up to the ring, too! It seems Bayley isn’t surprised, she knew this was coming. WAIT! IO SHIRAI!?! The Evil Genius also disappeared from NXT, and now she’s here!! And now, Io, Bayley and Kai are all going together! They get in the ring to tell Bianca that Bayley wasn’t going to come back like alone! She has the best in the world!

Wait, Becky is standing by Bianca’s side?! The Man isn’t going to let her old pal, Bayley, just trample on her moment with Bianca! Big Time Becks and the EST want to have at it, but Bayley and her new buddies bail out. Will it only be a matter of time before Bayley, Shirai and Kai take over Monday Night Raw?

 

Logan Paul VS The Miz w/ Maryse & Tommaso Ciampa!

The social media sensation became a WWE superstar with help from the Hollywood A-Lister, only to be betrayed on the biggest stage of them all! Now Logan wants his revenge during the biggest party of the summer! Will Logan’s run be truly must-see? Or will Miz stop this #ImPAULsive behavior once and for all?

The bell rings and Miz circles with Logan. The fans taunt Miz with “TINY BALLS!” but Miz shrugs that off. He ties up with Logan, pushes him to ropes, and Miz hooks Logan’s arms in the ropes. Miz pats Logan on the head as he lets off, and he gloats about the supposedly big balls he has. Logan and Miz circle again, tie up, and Miz waistlocks. Miz spins Logan, wrenches, arm-drags then runs to fake Logan out. Miz scuffs Logan and smiles. Miz mocks Logan’s shadow boxing but Logan just shrugs that off, too. Logan and Miz go again, Miz waistlocks, but Logan switches to SLAM Miz down! Logan brings Miz up and Miz elbows hard!

Miz knees low, whips Logan to ropes, but Logan slips out of the scoop to fireman’s carry takeover! Miz flounders, Logan fakes him out, then scuffs him! Fans fire up but Miz is fuming!  Miz swings, misses, blocks a boot, but Logan bobs ‘n’ weaves then fires off body shots! Logan mocks Miz’s “awesome,” then dares Miz to get up. Miz comes back, Logan hurdles, hurdles, drops with the splits, and ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, TWO! Miz hurries up but Logan runs in, to clothesline Miz out of the ring! Logan then slingshots to MOONSAULT! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up! Miz is dazed, but also a bit surprised!

Logan puts Miz in but Miz turns things around to kick! And CHOP! Miz stands Logan up to CHOP again! Miz holds his hand up, but Logan ducks the chop to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP in return! Logan CHOPS so hard, his armband comes off! Logan whips, Miz reverses but Logan BOOTS! Logan goes up but Miz sweeps the legs! DRAPING CODE BREAKER! Ciampa tells Miz that was awesome, and Miz stalks Logan along the ropes. Miz stomps Logan at the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, then KICKS Logan in the side. Miz puts Logan on the ropes and CHOKES him! The ref counts, Miz claws Logan’s eyes as he lets off.

The ref reprimands Miz but Ciampa gets a cheap shot in! Miz plays dumb, then brings Logan around to hip drop. Miz claws Logan’s face, drags him up into a chinlock, but Logan endures. Fans mock Miz and the “TINY BALLS!” but Logan fires off body shots. Miz puts Logan in the corner to fire off KICK after KICK then haymaker after haymaker! Miz lets off as the ref counts, and fans boo as Miz soaks up the heat. Miz runs in but Logan dodges! Miz knees buckles, Logan counter punches to ROCK Miz! And again! Miz shoves Logan, Logan BOOTS back! Logan goes up the corner to BLOCKBUSTER! Direct hit and both men are down!

A standing count begins as both men stir. Logan sits up at 5, Miz follows, and Logan stands at 6. Logan LARIATS, then LARIATS again! Then he scoops Miz to hit a RUNNING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Logan catches his breath while Miz crawls away. Logan paces around Miz, and PENALTY KICKS! And PENALTY KICKS! And again, and again! Miz ducks the buzzsaw but Logan CHOP BLOCKS Miz down! Logan has the legs, grins and steps through, for the FIGURE FOUR! Miz endures, Logan thrashes the hold, Miz has his shoulders down! TWO, and Miz reaches for ropes! Miz drags himself and Logan around, ROPEBREAK!

Logan lets off fast, and fans rally up as Logan goes corner to corner. Miz puts Logan on the apron but Logan ROCKS Miz! Miz stagers, Logan leaps, CROSSBODY! But no cover, STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Miz winces and crawls to the corner, but Logan stalks behind him. Miz elbows Logan away, BOOTS him to a corner, and Miz runs, but into an elbow! Miz distracts the ref, Ciampa is on the apron! But the ref spots him, and EJECTS him!! Ciampa is furious and storms around, and grabs a chair! Ciampa takes a seat, but here comes AJ STYLES! Ciampa gets out of his seat to look for Styles, but where is he? PHENOMENAL FOREARM from the crowd side!

Styles fires off on Ciampa and takes him around to TOSS over barriers! Ciampa and Styles brawl in the crowd! Miz gets up, Logan hits a PHENOMENAL FOREARM of his own! Cover, TWO!! Miz survives and Logan is furious, but Logan pursues Miz out of the ring. Logan tells Miz to get his ass up, then drags him around. Logan gets an idea, and decides to clear off the announce desk! The ring count is climbing, but Logan drags Miz up to put him on the table. Logan gets in the ring, goes to a corner and climbs, but Maryse shouts at Logan! Logan just throws the corner crossbar cover at her! Logan hits a SUPER FROG SPLASH TO THE DESK!!!

Fans are losing their minds as Logan invokes the spirit of Shane O’Mac with that one! But did he do as much damage to himself as he did Miz and the desk? Maryse distracts the ref while Logan gets Miz in the ring to cover! Logan would’ve won by now! Logan yells at Maryse, but Logan grabs his necklace! Miz swings, Logan dodges! Maryse almost gets hit!! Logan gets Miz, SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!! Cover, Logan wins!!

Winner: Logan Paul, by pinfall

With Miz’s own move, Logan has his revenge! Logan unloaded on the A-Lister, is this the start of a new must-see career in the WWE?

 

Maximum Male Models finish a photoshoot.

They’re parched. All this modeling is making them thirsty. Maxxine Dupri demands her boys get water. Ah, yes. Pure Life! After a long day under the bright lights, they need something cool and refreshing to quench that thirst. Pure Life promotes hydration. And who doesn’t want hydrated skin? This is all they need to perform their perfect poses. Pure Life is the official water of Maximum Male Models, and the WWE.

 

WWE United States Championship: Bobby Lashley VS (Austin) Theory!

The All Mighty took this title from the Youngest WWE United States Champion Ever, but “Daddy” got Theory the MITB contract to make up for it. Will Lashley show that Vince or no Vince, Theory is going to feel the pain in the Hurt Lock? Or can Theory grab this prize on the way to the top prize?

The introductions are made, and Theory ATTACKS Lashley off the corner! Theory wants the bell, the ref checks on Lashley first. Lashley says he wants this match, so the bell rings. Theory rushes in, fires off body shots and CLUBS Lashley, but Lashley stays up! Theory keeps throwing forearms but Lashley elbows him away. Lashley blocks a boot, but Theory ROCKS Lashley with a left! SOMERSAULT BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, ONE!! Theory rains down fists on Lashley while fans tell them how they feel. Theory stomps Lashley, rains down fists, and shouts, “I don’t need my daddy!” Theory drags Lashley up, reels him in, but Lashley suplexes first!

Theory slips out, ROCKS Lashley, runs but Lashley hurdles! Lashley CLOBBERS Theory, CLOBBERS him again, then hits a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Theory flounders and fans fire up! Lashley aims as Theory is in the corner, and Lashley runs in, but Theory bails out! Theory wants his briefcase to leave and focus on Roman VS Lesnar. But Lashley intercepts him at the ramp! Theory is afraid and he throws the briefcase. Lashley swats it, CLUBS Theory and RAMS him into barriers! Lashley drags Theory up, RAMS him in again, then drags Theory up to put in the ring. Lashley gets in but Theory gets out, and Theory slingshots in to SHOTGUN! Cover, TWO!

Theory grins and mocks Lashley’s pose. Theory runs in at Lashley, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Lashley catches his breath while Theory flounders again. Fans rally behind Lashley, Theory throws a haymaker. Lashley hits Theory back, Theory throws another! Lashley hits back, Theory hits again, repeat! They keep throwing hands back and forth and the fans fire up as Lashley gets the edge! Theory swings, Lashley ducks but the back elbow come sin! Theory runs, into a scoop! And a POWERSLAM! Fans fire up with Lashley and Lashley runs in at Theory, but Theory goes up and over! Lashley POSTS himself!

Theory slingshots in again, but into a the trophy lift!! Then the HURT LOCK!!! Theory taps with both hands, Lashley wins!

Winner: Bobby Lashley, by submission (still WWE US Champion)

So much for part one of Theory’s plan! Will Lashley continue to dominate as United States Champion? Will Theory be able to regroup and focus on part two of tonight?

 

No Disqualification Tag: The Mysterios VS The Judgement Day!

This has been going on for over a month now, and it will only end when one side is destroyed! Will Rey & Dominik keep their lucha libre legacy alive? Or will they be nothing but dust and bones after dealing with Damian Priest & Finn Balor?

The second Rey & Dom are in the ring, the Judgement Day attacks! But Rey & Dom are ready and the brawl is on! Dom has Damian, Rey has the Prince! But Damian throws Dom, throws fists, and Finn does the same to Rey! Judgement Day soaks up the heat and Rhea applauds. But fans boo, until Rey BOOTS Finn, then BOOTS Priest! Rey tilt-o-whirl RANAS Finn, Dominic DROPKICKS Priest! Priest stays up but Dom dumps him out! Rey feeds Finn to Dom to throw out, and then Rey slingshots to hold ropes open! Dom DIVES and takes out Priest! Fans fire up and Rey mule kicks Finn to ASAI MOONSAULT!

Fans fire up again and Rhea is frustrated! Dom puts Finn in, climbs up a corner, and Dom CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Dom drags Finn up, bumps him off buckles and he tags Rey in. The Mysterios DOUBLE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, then Rey runs to wheelbarrow with Dom, VICTORY ROLL SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up, Rey brings Finn up and wrenches the arm. Tag to Dom, the Mysterios mug Finn, and Dom knuckle locks to go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Priest swipes at Dom but Dom ROCKS him! Finn whips Dom into Priest’s KNEE! Finn DECKS Rey, and he grins as he has Dom all alone.

Finn KICKS Dom, stomps him down at the ropes, and soaks up the heat from Nashville. Finn CHOKES Dom on the ropes, then he lets off to tag in Priest. Finn scoops Dom for a BACKBREAKER, and Priest adds a LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally but Priest DECKS Dom down! Priest digs his knee into Dom and pulls him back. Dom endures, fights up, but Priest keeps him from Rey. Dom throws body shots, but Priest ROUNDHOUSES Dom down! Priest DECKS Rey for good measure, then waits on Dom to get up. Finn puts Dom in the corner, Priest hits a big back elbow! Tag to Finn, BROKEN ARROW to slingshot STOMP!

Rhea likes what she sees, and Finn mocks Latino Heat. Finn drags Dom up, snap suplexes, and then holds on for Uno Amigo! Finn then CLUBS Dom just to mess with fans. Finn CHOPS Dom in a corner, CHOPS him again, and RAMS a shoulder in. Rhea mocks Dom’s pain, Finn CHOPS him and throws body shots and CHOPS again! Finn whips corner to corner, runs in and CHOPS again! Fans rally but Finn bumps Dom off buckles. Finn talks trash on Dom and his dad, but Dom shoves back and hits a NECKBREAKER! Both men are down, fans rally up, hot tags to Priest and Rey! Rey ducks, dodges and CROSSBODIES!

Rey kicks Priest, whips, but Priest reverses. Rey dodges, Priest hits buckles! Rey shoulders in, goes up top and SEATED SENTONS! Fans fire up as Rey basement dropkicks! Rey DECKS Finn, then baits Priest into a BOOT! Wheelbarrow and a BULLDOG! Rey KICKS Finn before he could bring the chair in! Rey has the chair, he JAMS Priest with it, then SMACKS him with it! Fans fire up for that one! Rey sees Finn, baseball slide CHAIR SPLASH onto Finn! Rey then gets back up, GAMANGIRIS Priest, and slingshots, but into Priest’s arms! Priest and Rey scrap, Rey slips off but runs into a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!

Priest catches his breath and looms over Rey. Priest drags Rey up, clamps on a choke grip, but Rey slips out of the slam to victory roll Priest onto ropes! But Finn tags in to LARIAT Rey! No 619 yet, and Finn runs in at Rey to SHOTGUN him into buckles! Rey is down, Finn goes up! But Dom returns to anchor Finn! Finn CLUBS away until Dom lets go, but Rey ROCKS Finn back! Rey climbs up, HEADBUTTS Finn, and SUPER STEINERS! Cover, Priest breaks it! Priest drags Rey up, reels him in, calls his shot, but Rey drops. Priest brings him back up, but Dom saves Rey from the crucifix! Then gives Rey a boost to RANA Priest onto ropes!

Dom dropkicks Finn onto ropes! Fans fire up as the Mysterios dial it up, but Rhea disconnects those calls! Rhea gets Dom for an Electric Chair SLAM onto the apron!! Finn calls to Priest, Priest choke grips Rey! SOUTH OF HEAVEN, and Rhea fetches a chair. But wait! There’s FIRE on stage! And rising from the ground is EDGE!! The Rated R Superstar is summoning the powers of The Brood and the Attitude Era, and he is like a bat outta hell going to the ring! Priest hurries to intercept but Edge BOOTS him down! Then Edge SPEARS Finn!! And he dodges Priest to SPEAR him, too! Fans are loving it as Edge drop toeholds Finn onto ropes!

Rey and Dom regroup, they dial it up, DOUBLE 619!! FROG SPLASH! Cover, the Mysterios win!

Winners: The Mysterios, by pinfall

The Judgement Day pays for what they did to their former leader! The legendary Edge stands alongside the legendary Rey Mysterio, will they and Dominik destroy what Judgement Day has become?

 

Pat McAfee VS Happy Corbin!

Football teammates who went their separate ways, it’s borderline fate that brought them back together, as enemies. McAfee’s all about having a good time, but will he be having a great time when he puts “Bum Ass Corbin” in his place? Or will Corbin be an even happier Corbin when he actually backs up his words and beats McAfee?

As part of Corbin’s entrance, a men’s choir sings “BUM ASS CORBIN!” Clearly that was McAfee’s doing. And then the choir shifts to a Seven Nation Army remix for McAfee! The bell rings and fans fire up for McAfee. Corbin says McAfee is nothing but his mouth, so he should just go take a seat on commentary. But fans chant, “BUM ASS CORBIN!” so we know how they feel. Corbin shoves McAfee, but McAfee SUPERKICKS him! And then ROCKS him with haymakers! McAfee has Corbin in a corner but Corbin knees low and puts McAfee in the corner. Corbin runs in, into a BOOT! McAfee goes up to FLYING RANA!

McAfee clotheslines Corbin up and out of the ring! Fans fire up while McAfee goes out after Corbin. But Corbin RAMS McAfee into the apron! Corbin whips, McAfee reverses and POSTS Corbin! McAfee stomps Corbin, puts him in the ring, and then gets in to stomp him at the ropes. McAfee drags Corbin up to hoist onto the top rope. McAfee throws hands, then climbs up after Corbin. McAfee climbs up even higher but Corbin throws body shots! Corbin shoves McAfee, but McAfee backflips through! But Corbin SHOTGUNS?! Both men show off they can do anything, and Corbin stomps away on McAfee!

Fans boo but Corbin drags McAfee up to put in the corner. Corbin fires off body shots, lets off as the ref counts, and Corbin goes corner to corner to SPLASH! Corbin TOSSES McAfee across the ring, then he soaks up the heat. Corbin taunts McAfee to get up, and he tells Michael Cole, “How’s your boy doing?” Corbin fires off haymakers, CLUBS McAfee, then tosses him out! Corbin goes out to RAM McAfee into barriers! Corbin brings McAfee around to RAM into more barriers, then refreshes the ring count. Corbin drags McAfee up and puts him in to then cover, TWO! Corbin sarcastically applauds McAfee but fans boo Corbin.

Corbin drags McAfee up, but McAfee throws body shots! McAfee runs, but into a DEEP SIX! Cover, TWO!! Corbin argues with the ref but McAfee survived fair and square! McAfee crawls to a corner, Corbin runs in, but McAfee dodges! Corbin slides out, slides in, but into a dropkick! McAfee then slingshots to PLANCHA! Direct hit and both men are down! McAfee hurries up and after Corbin but Corbin fires off haymakers and forearms! Corbin TOSSES McAfee across the desk! Corbin then dribbles McAfee off the desk while taunting Maggle! Corbin refreshes the ring count again then grabs a headset to say, “Hey, Tim! Hey, Sally! You watching your boy!”

Corbin is taunting Mr. & Mrs. McAfee as Corbin rains down fists! Cole says Corbin’s parents are the ones who are embarrassed! But Corbin shoves Cole into taking a seat! Corbin rains down fists on McAfee, then drags McAfee into the ring. Corbin glares at Cole but Cole tells him to focus on McAfee. Corbin says the Titans are never going to the Super Bowl! Corbin climbs up a corner, which isn’t usually his thing… McAfee springs up after him! Fans fire up as McAfee gets Corbin up for the SUPERPLEX!! McAfee crawls to a cover, TWO!! Fans fire up for McAfee while he and Corbin stir. McAfee and Corbin rise and the fans fire up more.

Corbin fires off a haymaker, but McAfee hits back! Corbin hits McAfee again, but McAfee hits back! Corbin hits, McAfee hits, and fans fire up as McAfee fires off! But Corbin RAMS McAfee into a corner! Corbin goes corner to corner but McAfee moves, Corbin POSTS himself! Corbin flops out of the ring while the ref checks on McAfee. The ring count starts but McAfee rises. McAfee sees the corner, and he climbs it! McAfee aims at Corbin, to SUPER SWANTON!! #ForTheBrand!! Fans are losing their minds as McAfee hits Corbin down! McAfee gets Corbin in, goes back up the corner, and has to leap over Corbin!

McAfee comes back, slips out of End of Days and ROCKS Corbin! Corbin stumbles into the ref! The ref goes down, Corbin and McAfee look around! McAfee LOW BLOWS Corbin! Payback from SmackDown! “SUCK IT!” McAfee goes up and fans fire up as McAfee hits a PANAMA SUNRISE!! McAfee wins!!

Winner: Pat McAfee, by pinfall

Another amazing performance from McAfee! 2-1 overall in the WWE, is McAfee the best commentator turned wrestler ever?

 

Drew McIntyre is here!

The Scottish Warrior is the NEW #1 Contender to the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion after SmackDown’s incredible Irish Donnybrook! And now he and his sword, Angela, are headed to the ring! “Nashville, how the hell are you?” They cheer so they’re doing great. “I love this place. Broadway, Music City, home of the Titans, who are in the house tonight! In fact, I love this place so much, it’s the home of the new #1 contender for the Undisputed Championship, Drew McIntyre!” Did y’all see that match between him and Sheamus? It was a war for 30 minutes, both men beating the hell out of each other with whatever they could get their hands on!

But McIntyre says it was worth it! Why? Because now McIntyre has his shot at the title! Let’s talk about that title and its main event, Brock Lesnar VS Roman Reigns, for the FIRST TIME EVER! Uh, well, in Nashville, at least. With both titles on the line, and in a Last Man Standing Match, and in front of this kid named Colt! Fans chant for “COLT! COLT! COLT!” and McIntyre high-fives him. But that min event will be a battle. It won’t matter who wins, because at Clash at the Castle, McIntyre beats dat ass and takes those titles! Now, let him raise his magic sword and see what happens. Three! Two! One! BOOM! Will there be fireworks in Cardiff when McIntyre takes on whoever is champion?

 

Jeff Jarrett makes his way to the ring.

Nashville cheers their own Double J, and he is all suited up to be the official for this next title match!

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The Street Profits, Special Guest Referee Jeff Jarrett!

Money in the Bank didn’t become known for a tag title match but for the shoulder being up at the end of it! And because of that, there has been a need for a slightly higher standard of shot calling. In steps J E Double F, J A Double R E Double T, ain’t he great? But will having a legend like Jarrett really change the fortunes of the Profits? Or will Jimmy & Jey still be the ones holding the unified Raw & SmackDown Tag Team Championships?

Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford get the Tennessee Titans’ cheer squad with them for their entrance, but the Usos only need the belts. The introductions are made, one red and one blue belt each is raised, and we see if this match is truly undisputed!

The teams sort out and Jimmy starts against Dawkins. They circle, tie up, and Jimmy puts Dawkins in a corner to fire off haymakers! Jarrett counts, then he pulls Jimmy off when he doesn’t listen. Remember, five count! Jimmy storms up on Dawkins but Dawkins ROCKS Jimmy! Dawkins fires off hands, Jarrett counts, but he pulls Dawkins back, too. Dawkins storms up on Jimmy, Jimmy CLUBS him, Jey tags in. Dawkins whips but Jimmy reverses to a BACKBREKER! Jey adds an AX HANDLE! Cover, TWO! Jey stays between the Profits, then ROCKS Dawkins with an uppercut! Dawkins ends up in Usos territory as Jimmy tags in.

Jey RAMS into Dawkins, Jimmy taunts Ford then forearm smashes Dawkins! Jarrett tells Jey to exit, one in and one out! Jimmy stays on Dawkins by stomping a hand. Jimmy CHOKES Dawkins, Jarrett counts and Jimmy stops at 4. But Jey hits a sucker punch behind Jarrett’s back all the same! Jimmy clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Dawkins down. Dawkins endures, fans rally up, but Jimmy squeezes tight. Dawkins fights up but Jimmy wrangles him back down! Jimmy leans on the hold but Dawkins fights up. Dawkins throws body shots but Jimmy ROCKS him with an uppercut! Jimmy rains down fists in the corner, but lets off as Jarrett counts.

Jarrett reminds Jimmy of the five count, but Jimmy raises the finger, #WeTheOnes. Jimmy gets the fans chanting “UCE! SO!” and he runs corner to corner to HIP ATTACK! Jimmy says, “All day! All damn day!” Jey says to do it again, so Jimmy goes back to the corner. “UCE! SO!” Jimmy runs in, but Dawkins dodges! And GAMANGIRIS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Dawkins and Jimmy crawl while Jarrett starts a standing count. Hot tags to Jey and Ford! Ford GAMANGIRIS Jey, then CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Ford dodges Jey then follows to LARIAT! Fans fire up, Ford mule kicks and front kicks to ENZIGURI!

Ford drags Jey up, back suplexes high and hard! Ford handsprings, flexes and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Jey is still in this but Ford snarls. Ford smacks Jey with his own shirt, then drags him up. Ford CHOPS Jey, then waistlocks. Jey switches, back suplexes, but Ford lands on his feet! Jey mule kicks, uppercuts, but Ford dodges to RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Ford seethes and he stalks Jey to a corner. Ford CHOPS Jey, pie faces him around, then whips corner to corner. Jey reverses, avoids Ford going up and over and shoves him into buckles! POP-UP NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Jey is annoyed now but he tags Jimmy in. The Usos bring Ford up, they double whip, but Ford holds ropes! Ford then dumps both Usos out! Hot tag to Dawkins and Dawkins brings down the straps! Dawkins builds speed to FLY! Direct hit into the LED barriers! Fans fire up as Dawkins puts Jimmy in, for the SILENCER! Cover, TWO!! Jimmy survives and Dawkins can’t believe it! Dawkins drags Jimmy up but Jimmy kicks. Dawkins blocks but the DRAGON WHIP hits! Ford tags in, Dawkins ducks the superkick to POUNCE BACK SUPLEX COMBO! Cover, TWO!! Ford argues with Jarrett but Jarrett says that was fair.

Tag back to Dawkins and Ford climbs the corner. Dawkins Electric Chair Lifts Jimmy, but Jimmy fights! Ford leaps over, Jey SUPERKICKS him! Jimmy SUPERKICKS Dawkins! Tag to Jey, and the Usos DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Jey drags Dawkins around, tags Jimmy back in, and Jimmy goes up! USO SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Now Jimmy argues but Jarrett says two is two! Jimmy talks with Jey, tags Jey in, and the Usos take opposite corners. They climb up, for the DOUBLE UCE!! Jey covers, Ford breaks it!! Fans are fired up as all four men are down! Jarrett starts a standing count on the legal men, and we’re already at 5 of 10!

The Usos and Profits all get up. Jimmy grabs Ford and they stand at 7. Jimmy whips, Ford reverses and sends Jimmy out. Jey sends Ford out but Ford holds on! Jey aims, but Dawkins dodges! Jarrett catches the kick this time, feeds Jey to THE ANOINTING! Hot tag to Ford! FROM THE HEAVENS!! But Ford’s ribs hold him back! Ford flounders to the cover, TWO!?!? Ford can’t believe how close that was! No one can! But “This is Awesome!” as Jarrett argues with Ford. Ford talks trash on Jarrett but he tags Dawkins in. Ford stalks Jey but Jimmy gets him out of there! So Ford DIVES into a DOUBLE SUPERKICK! The Usos TOSS Ford over the barriers!

But Dawkins runs in! But into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The Usos put Dawkins in, Jimmy tags, and they DOUBLE SUPERKICK Dawkins again! Pop-up, ONE AND DONE!! Cover, The Usos wins!!

Winners: The Usos, by pinfall (still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions)

Jarrett called this down the middle, this isn’t on him! The Usos are just that damn good! Will anyone ever dethrone Jimmy & Jey? Or are they the ones then, now and forever?

 

Matt Riddle is here?!

The Bro jumps in from the crowd and fans go wild! “So I’m not medically cleared to compete tonight.” He tells security to shut up as he says Randy Orton always told him not to take crap from trash like Seth Rollin! So Rollins, get your ass out here! Fans fire up for Riddle, and here comes Seth Rollins! The Visionary has Adam Pearce and other officials trying to stop him, but Rollins wants to accept Riddle’s challenge! Rollins sprints past in his creamsicle outfit and Riddle meets him at the ramp! The brawl is on!! Riddle ROCKS Rollins, KICKS him towards the ring, and gets him in the ring! Riddle KICKS and KICKS and KICKS!

Rollins blocks then DECKS Riddle! Rollins aims, refs and officials freak out, but the CURB STOMP hits!! Riddle’s neck injury could be aggravated or worse! But Rollins just laughs and fans sing “OH~ OH~ OHHH~!” Rollins bails out and swaggers his way back up the ramp. Did the Bro bite off more than he can chew?

 

SmackDown Women’s Championship: Liv Morgan VS Ronda Rousey!

After scratching and clawing, this young woman from New Jersey finally got to live the dream. She won the Ms. Money in the Bank contract, and then cashed in that same night to take this title from the Baddest Woman on the Planet. However, Ronda is right back for a rematch, and this time, she’s 100%! Will Ronda rip off Liv’s limbs to get the belt back? Or can Liv prove being an underdog isn’t a death sentence?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Liv can keep the dream alive!

Liv and Ronda tie up but Ronda throws hands and throws Liv! Ronda dares Liv to get up and Liv does. Liv dodges one hand but not the rest! Ronda corners Liv but Liv shoves her away. Liv goes up and over but Ronda step-up KNEES! Ronda gets a leg, but Liv moves around, so Ronda fisherman SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Liv gets ropes and the ref has Ronda stay back. Ronda shrugs, but Liv fires off hands in return! Liv kicks low, ROCKS and ENZIGURIS Ronda, but Ronda BOOTS Liv right down! Ronda rolls to the fireman’s carry, but Liv elbows free! Liv gives Ronda a CODE BREAKER! Liv runs in at the ropes, but Ronda has a SLEEPER!

Ronda SLAMS Liv, gest the arm, but Liv moves around! Ronda still wants it, Liv rolls Ronda up, ONE! Ronda gets the arm again, for a double wristlock! Liv endures, Ronda shifts her grip and talks some trash, ARMBAR! But Liv rolls Ronda up! TWO, into a RINGS OF SATURN! Liv busting out a submission of her own! But Ronda grits her teeth, fights up to her feet, but Liv hits a CURCIFI DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Ronda survives and she flounders to a corner. Liv DOUBLE STOMPS her down! Ronda gets to ropes, and gets a HANGING ARMBAR! Liv endures, Ronda lets off at the ref’s count of 4! Ronda hurries back in, and she THRWOS Liv down!

Ronda gets the arm, drags Liv to the center, and Ronda asks if fans want a souvenir! ARMBAR!! Liv bridges, kicks, flails, drags herself over, to the ROPEBREAK! Fans fire up and Ronda lets off in frustration. Liv is against ropes but Ronda throws hands! Then she throws Liv! ARMBAR!! Liv endures and bridges again, kicks around and rolls to the ROPEBREAK! Fans fire up and Ronda is getting even more frustrated. Ronda sees Liv go to another corner, the ref checks on Liv, but Liv doesn’t want this to stop the match! Liv swears her arm is okay, and then she dares Ronda to bring it! Ronda fires up and runs in, steps up and around to RANA Liv into the ARMBAR!!

Liv endures, stands up, gets Ronda  on her shoulders! Cover, while Liv taps, but LIV WINS!!!

Winner: Liv Morgan, by pinfall (still SmackDown Women’s Champion)

Ronda protests, she knows Liv was tapping! But what was the timing of it? The three or the tap? The replay shows the tapping started at two! But it doesn’t change anything, replays don’t matter in WWE! But Ronda DECKS Liv! Ronda puts Liv in the armbar! Then she throws the ref!! And puts him in the ARMBAR!! Ronda’s snapped but she might snap an arm first! Officials rush out but Ronda tells them to back off or get some of that! The ref didn’t do his job in Ronda’s opinion, but will Ronda have to fight her way back up? And as for Liv, she survived by a split second. Will she be able to stay that lucky against the rest of the SmackDown roster?

 

“Kane,” Glenn Jacobs is here!

He is glad to announce that tonight’s attendance in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium is 48,449! Thank you, WWE Universe! And of course, Kane makes the corner posts burst with flames!

 

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman VS Brock Lesnar!

After seven YEARS, this rivalry finally has its conclusion. The Tribal Chief thought he had put The Beast away at WrestleMania 38 when he became the reigning, defending, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. But Lesnar came back again, promising to give Roman the country ass kicking he deserves. Will Lesnar end this last chapter as the Last Man Standing? Or will everyone, even Lesnar, have to acknowledge Roman Reigns?

Roman of course has The Wise Man, Paul Heyman, and his cousins, The Usos, so that all three undisputed champions of WWE can stand together with the belts and the pyro. But only the Special Counsel goes with Roman to the ring, holding the blue belt as a banner for The Bloodline. Then Roman holds up the belts for the second round of pyro. Heyman hands over a mic, and Roman says, “Nashville… SummerSlam! ACKNOWLEDGE ME!” Nashville is torn but there are plenty of fans cheering. Then Lesnar makes his entrance and everyone fires up! And that’s also because Lesnar gets his flannel on and rides a big tractor to the ring!

Lesnar parks the tractor at ringside, with the front loader raised! Lesnar climbs the loader to get in the ring! Roman wants that tractor out of here, but it’s not exactly stopping them from doing anything, right? The introductions are finally made, with Lesnar introducing himself as “a big ass country boy, weighing 285 pounds, coming here tonight to kick Roman Reigns’ ass, and the Last Man Standing! Ladies and gentlemen, BRRROCK! LESNARR!” Surprisingly, Heyman doesn’t take over Roman’s intro. The black ‘n’ blue belts are raised, and then Lesnar LEAPS from the loader to CLOBBER Roman!! Lesnar rains down fists and the bell rings!

Roman pushes Lesnar away, but Lesnar clotheslines Roman out of the ring! Lesnar then pursues, and he OVERHEAD Belly2Belly Suplexes! And so it begins! Lesnar brings Roman around to RAM into steel steps, stalks him around the way, and he moves steps aside to drag Roman up, for another OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! That’s two and Roman is down! The count starts but Roman pushes himself up at 5 of 10. Lesnar stalks Roman again, and CLOBBERS him against barriers! Lesnar then hauls ROman up to SLAM on the barriers, and Roman flops into the crowd. Lesnar grins as the count starts and he pursues Roman through the crowd.

Lesnar brings Roman over to one of the canopy supports, to snap suplex Roman onto it! Roman is down, the count begins again, but he stirs at 5 of 10. Lesnar hops up to join Roman as he stands, and Lesnar fireman’s carries! Roman claws Lesnar’s face to get free, then he POSTS Lesnar with the truss! Roman checks his back, then storms up on Lesnar. Roman reels Lesnar in, but Lesnar RAMS Roman into the truss! Then Lesnar TOSSES Roman onto a cameraman! Roman is down and the count starts again. Roman flounders at 4 of 10 so Lesnar storms up on him. Lesnar DUMPS Roman over the barriers and back to ringside.

Lesnar stumbles getting over the barriers, but he GERMAN SUPLEXES Roman to the floor! That’s about four suplexes total, Music City is definitely Suplex City. Roman is down while Lesnar looks under the ring. Fans fire up as a TABLE is brought out! Roman stands at 6 of 10 but Lesnar stands the table up. Lesnar makes sure it is sturdy, and Heyman creeps up on him? Lesnar glares at Heyman and Heyman begs for mercy! Lesnar leaves Heyman alone, he has to get Roman first. Roman fireman’s carries to SAMOAN DROP Lesnar through the table! The Wise Man tricks Lesnar again! Roman gets up while Lesnar stirs.

The count is 8 of 10 but Lesnar stands up. Roman grabs the top half of the steel steps, and he RAMS Lesnar down, onto the wreckage of the table! Lesnar is down again, Roman brings out a new table! Roman stands that table up while Lesnar manages to stand at about 5 of 10. Roman drags Lesnar over, t URENAGE through the table! The count starts again but Lesnar sits up at 5. Lesnar stands at 7, but Roman is right there to put Lesnar in the ring. Roman locks ‘n’ loads, takes aim from the corner, SUPERMAN PUNCH! Lesnar staggers but only drops to a knee! Roman reloads, runs back in, SUPERMAN PUNCH!

Lesnar drops but is right back up! Roman fires up, “OOAH~!” SPEAR!! But Roman can’t cover, he has to let the count start! The count reaches 5 while Lesnar is down, but Lesnar does sit up at 7! Lesnar powers his way up at 8, and Roman can’t believe it! Roman “OOAH~” and runs in, but into a fireman’s carry! But Roman slips off, shoves, and runs in, only for Lesnar to toss Roman out! Roman almost hits table wreckage on the way down! The count is on both men but Roman rolls out at 5 to stand. Roman is still down at 7 but stands at 8. Lesnar storms over after Roman, brings him around, and SPINEBUSTERS Roman on what’s left of a table!!

Another standing count as Lesnar staggers away, and Roman is still down at 5. Lesnar moves the tractor?! The loader is lowered, Roman manages to stand at 8 of 10. Lesnar comes back for Roman and RAMS him with steel steps! Payback from a moment ago and Roman staggers around the way. Lesnar grabs whatever is left of another table, to SMACK Roman with it! Roman goes down! The count climbs and Lesnar smiles. Fans fire up as the count is 7, but Roman sits up! Roman pushes up off the steel at 9! Lesnar sighs, but he drags Roman around the way and to the tractor. Lesnar puts Roman in the loader! And then gets the tractor to raise it!!

Roman is high above the ground, and Lesnar lifts him over the ring! Lesnar DUMPS Roman out of the loader!! Roman crashes down on the mat from about eight feet up! The count starts, but Roman sits up at 5. Roman stands at 7, so Lesnar hurries back into the ring. “This is Awesome!” as Lesnar GERMAN SUPLEXES Roman! Roman flounders, Roman GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Roman flounders again but Lesnar is right on him! GERMAN SUPLEX! Lesnar is starting to tire himself out with these, but Roman is the one down on the mat! The count is 5 of 10, then 8! Roman manages to stand at 9!

Lesnar is right after Roman with a fireman’s carry! F5!! But again, it is up to the ten count! Lesnar waits in a corner as he watches Roman down at 5. Roman’s down at 8, but he slowly sits up. Roman flounders up at 9.9!! Lesnar is beside himself, but Roman is leaning against ropes. Fireman’s carry, F- GUILLOTINE!! Roman has Lesnar caught!! No ropebreaks to stop this, but wait! Lesnar powers out to GUILLOTINE Roman right back!! Now Roman is the one having to worry about no ropebreaks! Heyman is worrying for Roman, too! The ref is checking Roman, he is out, but Lesnar has to let the count start!

Lesnar lets Roman go, the count begins, and Lesnar watches like a hawk. The count is 5, then 7, then 9! Roman stands at 9.99999!!! Lesnar thinks that was it, but somehow Roman is conscious! Lesnar goes right back to the tractor, backs it up, lowers the loader, and MOVES THE RING?!?! And TIPS IT?!?! Roman tumbles right out!!! This is the first time anyone anywhere can say they’ve seen anything like this!! The count starts, fans are losing their minds, and Roman drags himself up the barriers to stand at 8! But Lesnar is right there, and he clears off the annoucne desk! But THE USOS attack!!

Lesnar OVERHEAD Belly2Belly Suplexes Jimmy, then does the same to Jey! The Usos have rough landings, but Heyman tells Lesnar to stop! Twenty YEARS, Heyman has had it with this! Heyman gives Lesnar the belt and says he is the winner! Just leave the Tribal Chief alone! NOPE! Lesnar gets Heyman up, for an F5 THROUGH THE DESK!! But Roman SPEARS Lesnar!!! Everyone is down but the referee, and he counts! The count is 5! Then 7! Then 8! But both monsters stand at 9!! Roman flops right back down, Lesnar flounders, and HERE COMES THEORY!!! Nashville is booing and freaking out at the same time!

Theory and a ref of his own are here, MITB contract in hand! And Theory CLOBBERS Roman with the briefcase!! But Lesnar gets Theory with an F5 on the briefcase!! Lesnar is standing, Jimmy & Jey DOUBLE SUPERKICK!! The count starts again, Roman is standing against the tipped over ring! Lesnar flounders but we’re at 5 of 10! Roman counts along, we’re at 7! EIGHT! NINE!! Lesnar stands at 9.9999999, but into a SPEAR onto the belts!! Lesnar is down again, the count restarts! Lesnar is up at 9 again?!?!? Roman is furious! He SMACKS Theory for what he tried to pull, then he BASHES Lesnar with the briefcase again and again!

Roman is just windmilling the case! “COUNT HIS ASS NOW!” Lesnar is down as the ref counts again. We reach 5, and then 7. Lesnar is conscious, but he’s still down! Lesnar staggers up at 9 again?!?! Is he truly a beast?! BELT SHOT from Roman!! Cole wishes the ref would count faster! Lesnar is still down at 6 of 10, but he sputters alive at 7! Roman is beside himself as Lesnar gets up again!!! What does Roman have to do!?! Roman has the other belt, he shouts, “You ain’t ever coming back! YOU ain’t welcome here!” BELT SHOT!! And then the Usos help Roman bury Lesnar alive under wreckage! Roman STANDS on the pile, Lesnar can’t get up! ROMAN WINS!

Winner: Roman Reigns (still Undisputed WWE Universal Champion)

Of course this is how it ends! Roman used Heyman, the Usos, everything at ringside, and even Theory distracting Lesnar with his cash-in attempt to finish off the Alpha Male of Our Species! Will the Tribal Chief ever lose these titles with such a stacked deck? Will Lesnar ever return to the WWE after this?


My Thoughts:

What a wild night! Firstly, I was surprised the Raw Women’s Championship opened the night, but we got an awesome match out of Bianca VS Becky. A great story told over the last 11 months, and this was a great culmination. Bianca wins but Becky doesn’t go further Heel by attacking her like a sore loser. If anything, Becky turned face, especially with the shocking return of Bayley, and FINALLY the call-ups of Dakota Kai and Io Shirai. I have a feeling we’re getting a name change since Corey Graves was calling her “Io/Iyo Sky.” It’s whatever, I just wish they didn’t have to. But this is going to be great for Raw, with Bayley, Io and Kai as a trio. Bayley’s the singles champion contender, Kai & “Sky” can be tag title contenders.

Logan VS Miz was really good stuff, but I feel like Logan was almost going too hard at parts. And it was great for AJ Styles to get involved after his own beef with Miz. Logan wins, but I feel like things are only going to escalate from here. Maybe a tag match? Either way, Styles VS Ciampa 1v1 is going to be awesome, especially with HHH in charge to give those guys time to wrestle on the level they can wrestle. Then I actually really like that Lashley VS Theory was short and kinda one-sided. Lashley was not about to let Theory just take the belt back after only a month and let that inflate his ego. Now Lashley can take on any number of contenders through the rest of the year.

We got a rather Zoolander-esque product plug from Maximum Male Models, so that was something. Really good No Disqualification Tag from Mysterios and Judgement Day, but I had a feeling that Edge would make his return here. His only somewhat cryptic vignettes were all leading to this somehow or another, and of course he wants revenge on the faction that beat him down. Edge reuniting with Rey is cool, but is this going to turn into Dom being pushed to the background? Is there going to be a third male member of the Judgement Day under Finn? Or will both those things happen when this compels Dom to see things the Judgement Day’s way?

We got great stuff out of McAfee VS Corbin, especially with Corey and Cole each taking a side on commentary. McAfee did some great stuff in the match, with the ranas and the big swanton off the top. Also a great shout out to Adam Cole hitting a variation on the Panama Sunrise. Not sure if this really ends it since McAfee and Corbin are both on SmackDown, but maybe someone gives Corbin a hard time for losing to McAfee and that becomes Corbin’s new feud. We also got an awesome tag match, with Jarrett doing very well as special guest ref. There wasn’t a lot of controversy, other than each team being a bit selfish that he should’ve given them a better count. In the end, the Usos won, which is a shame for Profits, but maybe there’s a split in the works after all.

If it wasn’t clear before, Riddle being hurt and his match with Rollins being cancelled was all kayfabe. Riddle showed up here tonight, he had a brawl with Rollins, and Rollins got the better of him. Still seems a bit odd they pulled this angle at all but whatever, adds more heat for when they finally do have the match, and it probably saved this PPV’s run time about 20 minutes. Not having a substitute in Riddle’s place is okay, actually, it would’ve just felt like the “mystery opponent” angle at WrestleMania.

A great match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, and I really like how they played it. Ronda of course dominated, we all expected something like that. But Liv tapping out right before the three count was a great way to put controversy in this. Ronda fans still cheered her snapping and beating up Liv and the ref, so who knows where Ronda goes from here. Liv is free to take on anyone now, though I can’t really be sure who. Maybe Charlotte Flair returns soon? There’s great story there from way back when Charlotte told Liv Morgan to figure herself out. Liv has figured herself out, and now she can show Charlotte who she is!

And of course, an awesome main event! Lesnar bringing a tractor was wild already, but then he jumps off the loader, then uses the tractor to TIP THE WHOLE RING! I meant it when I said no one’s seen anything like that anywhere ever, that is one for the ages. Also, I don’t think anyone anywhere else could get away with tipping a ring over with a tractor other than Lesnar in WWE. I suppose this was WWE going all out for Lesnar since this was his last time facing Roman for the title(s).

I did like that Theory tried but didn’t even get a chance to cash-in. How would that have even worked with the ring tipped over like that? And a Triple Threat Last Man Standing doesn’t even make sense anyway. Still really lame that Roman had to use all of his resources to win, but it was really the only way to stop Lesnar after he became Godzilla in that match. Now McIntyre can dethrone Roman, and then maybe Theory tries to cash-in again to get back at McIntyre for all the Claymores. Clash at the Castle is going to be awesome stuff.

My Score: 9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (2/7/23)

Konosuke Takeshita gets Dark!

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The future of wrestling could be defined in the Dark!

Konosuke Takeshita is going strong in AEW, but he takes on MLW’s EJ Nduka! Will Konosuke still be The Future? Or will The Judge bring down the law?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Slim J VS Mascara Dorada; wins.
  • Rush w/ Jose the Assistant VS Aiden Park; wins.
  • The Outrunners VS Logan Cruz & Tyshaun Perez; wins.
  • Baliyan Akki VS Rico Gonzalez; wins.
  • Blake Christian VS Serpentico w/ Luther; wins.
  • Dalton Castle w/ The Boys VS Dante Casanova; wins.
  • Kiera Hogan VS Megan Meyers; wins.
  • Konosuke Takeshita VS EJ Nduka; wins.

QUICK NOTES

Another pretty good line-up, but the highlight is of course Konosuke VS Nduka. Both are great, having been champions outside of AEW. In fact, Nduka will be featured on tonight’s debut edition of MLW Underground on the Reelz channel. Nduka is challenging Alex Hammerstone for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship in a Last Man Standing match. Between AEW Dark on YouTube and the MLW television debut, Nduka is going to get noticed by a lot of wrestling fans, and he very well could be the new MLW Champion the next time he’s in AEW.


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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (2/6/23)

Time to rage in the cage!

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Will it end where it all began?

Damage CTRL denied us and Becky Lynch the cage match with Bayley before, but now that Raw is in Orlando, The Man VS The Role Model WILL happen! Will this all come full circle for both these Horsewomen?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Elimination Chamber Match Qualifier: Damian Priest VS Angelo Dawkins; Priest wins and advances to the United States title Elimination Chamber match.
  • Baron Corbin w/ JBL VS Dexter Lumis w/ Johnny Gargano; Lumis wins.
  • Women’s Elimination Chamber Qualifier Fatal 4 Way: Mia Yim VS Candice LeRae VS Piper Niven VS Carmella; Carmella wins and advances to the Raw Women’s Championship Elimination Chamber match.
  • Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin VS The Alpha Academy; Alexander & Benjamin win.
  • Chelsea Green VS ???; Asuka wins.
  • Elimination Chamber Match Qualifier: Elias VS Montez Ford; Ford wins and advances to the United States title Elimination Chamber match.
  • Steel Cage: Bayley w/ Damage CTRL VS Becky Lynch; Becky wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Edge and Beth Phoenix are here!

Orlando goes nuts as the Rated R Superstar and the Glamazon make their way to the ring! Edge even takes some selfies with fans in the front row before he stands with Beth in the ring. The Grit Couple is of course here for revenge on the Judgment Day, a grudge that goes back to last year and Extreme Rules. They get the mic, and Edge says, “Oh, Orlando…! I gotta try and bring my heart rate down after watching that video, and just say it is so damn good to be back.” Orlando is happy to have them back, and Edge says he’s “The King of Comebacks as this point, it’s getting silly.” But we all know why they’re here this time: The Judgment Day.

Fans boo and Edge agrees. But the Judgment Day is his fault. The idea was to try and elevate talent he felt deserved it. And to be honest, it worked. All of them are at a better place now than they were a year ago. Finn Balor is on a level Edge has never seen before and that is saying something. Damian Priest has proven he’s a workhorse that come out week after week against the very best. Rhea Ripley, well… Fans do cheer Rhea, and Rhea went from number one to outlast everyone, and has punched her ticket to WrestleMania. Edge makes sure everyone sees him point at the sign. Oh, and Dom’s there, too.

“For the last year, we have battled back and forth. From Cardiff to Portland to Toronto, all leading up to Extreme Rules. And I knew that Finn Balor didn’t have what it takes to physically hurt me enough to make me say, ‘I Quit.’ But as you saw in the video, the minute I saw Rhea Ripley bash Beth in the back of the head with brass knuckles and hold that chair in her hand, I knew exactly what was going to happen and I was helpless to stop it. And I am the kind of man, and I know a lot of you can relate out there, I am the kind of man that is not used to feeling helpless.” Fans cheer, and Edge “congratulates” Judgment Day with a sarcastic clap.

Fans chant “You Still Got It!” and Edge says, “I never lost it.” Fans cheer that! Edge continues to say, “But here’s the thing, guys. You just made a bad problem even worse. Because I am a cruel, vindictive, sick bastard, who will sink to any level to get my pound of flesh!” Beth calms Edge and says she’ll cut to the chase. “If you’ve got the stones, Ripley, Balor, my husband and I are here to finish this.” But speaking of, here comes the Judgment Day! Finn, Priest and Dom have the mics but Rhea isn’t here. Finn asks if he’s the only one who notices a pattern. Edge makes his triumphant return, only for the Judgment Day to beat him down again and again and again!

Finn tells Edge, “It might be time for you to say ‘I quit.’ HAHAHA!” Dom says word on the street travels fast. Fans boo Dom but Finn tells them to let Dom talk. Dom says since Edge & Beth have been gone, he has served hard time! Fans continue to boo, Finn again says to let Dom talk! Dom tells Edge & Beth to run along, before he does something to them he learned “on the inside.” Just like he did to his deadbeat dad! Rey didn’t even make it into the Rumble match! Priest says Dom’s right. Fans chant “You Suck!” but Priest says it doesn’t matter. Edge and Rey are “something else.” Every time they come back, Judgment Day beats them down, but they come back for more.

So next time they beat Edge down, Extreme Rules will look like child’s play. And speaking of child’s play, after Dawkins gets cooked and Priest enters the Money… Wait, no, Edge has him so flustered. Finn says it’s alright, Edge has Finn all mad, too. Priest promises Edge that he hates him that he can’t even speak right. Priest is getting inside the Elimination Chamber to be the United States Champion! Dom wishes Rhea was here, she could see what they’re about to do to Edge. But Rhea is busy promoting WrestleMania. Edge tells Dom to shut up! Fans cheer that! Edge says he was right, but they all confuse him! They don’t know what they really want!

Priest, the night he clotheslined Edge’s head off, he claimed he didn’t want a leader. And yet, he’s following Finn around like a giant labradoodle. He’s better than that! As for Finn, he’s a Dollar Store Jamiroquai! It’s insanity. Google Jamiroquai, kids. But the difference between Judgment Day and The Grit Couple is that Edge and Beth have each other’s backs. But they all just drop each other quicker than “Ex Con Dom” did his drawers in the clink! “Which is fitting, considering how many times you screwed your dad over.” And by the way, Edge can’t wait until Rey snaps and 619s Dom’s teeth down his stupid throat! It’s coming!

Beth says Rhea’s not here cuz she’s doing promotional appearances? We all know it’s because Beth speared Rhea’s soul out of her body. But listen to her very closely: she didn’t come here to talk. She came to beat Rhea’s ass!! But if she’s not here tonight, how about this? The Rated R Superstar, Edge and the Glamazon, Beth Phoenix VS Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley at Elimination Chamber! Oh, oh, really? Does Dom think Rhea’s in? Dom says Mami is totally in. Finn is in, so they accept! That is, if Edge & Beth make it to Elimination Chamber. The Judgment Day surrounds the ring, Edge & Beth stand their ground, and the fight is on!

Beth runs off Dom, Priest & Finn go after Edge, but here comes ANGELO DAWKINS! Dawkins BLASTS Dom, then fires off on Priest! Dawkins clotheslines Dawkins out, Edge SPEARS Finn down! Dom is freaking out, and Ford creeps up behind him. Ford spooks Dom, puts him in the ring, and Dom wants mercy! He gets chicken wings and a GLAM SLAM instead! Orlando is all fired up, but will the Curse of Greatness be able to take down Damian? Or will Punishment be heading for Montreal?

Elimination Chamber Match Qualifier: Damian Priest VS Angelo Dawkins!

Raw returns as Priest stomps away on Dawkins, this match already underway. But it is also truly 1v1 as Adam Pearce made sure during the break to say no one else is allowed ringside! Priest stands Dawkins up to ROCK him with a right, then whips him to ropes. Dawkins handsprings over and DROPKCIKS Priest! Dawkins fireman’s carries for a FLAPJACK! Priest bails out, Dawkins builds speed, but Priest moves. Dawkins stops, slides out the side, and runs in to POUNCE Priest onto the announce desk!! Fans are thunderous as Priest flops to the floor! Dawkins puts Priest in the ring, sees him go to the corner, and runs in to CYCLONE- FOREARM!

Priest snarls as he stomps away on Dawkins again. Priest drags Dawkins up, rams him into a corner and fires off hands! Priest whips corner to corner, runs in and back elbows! Priest brings Dawkins up for a BROKEN ARROW! Cover, TWO! Priest snarls, he sits Dawkins up and pulls on the arms for a motorcycle stretch. Dawkins endures, Orlando rallies up, and Dawkins fights but Priest CLUBS him down! Cover, TWO! Priest clamps on with a chinlock now, and he bends Dawkins against his knee. Dawkins endures, fans rally up, and Dawkins fights up. Priest swings, Dawkins blocks to ROCK back! And again! And again! Anda gain!

Priest shoves, Dawkins bobs ‘n’ weaves then ROCKS Priest again! Dawkins dodges Priest’s boot to ENZIGURI! Priest runs in again but Dawkins dumps him out! Fans fire up as Dawkins goes out and runs in again, but into a LARIAT! Priest glares at Dawkins as he storms up on him. Priest drags Dawkins up, BIG suplex to the floor! Priest slides in the ring but just to refresh the count. Priest runs in around the way, leaps off the steps and FLYING KCIKS Dawkins down! Fans boo but Priest is in control as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and both men are down after a collision. Fans rally up, Dawkins and Priest go to opposite ends, and Dawkins runs in to rally with clotheslines! Priest hits low, whips, but Dawkins hurdles and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Fans fire up with Dawkins, he runs corner to corner to CYCLONE! And ENZIGURI! And facelock, but Priest wrenches out, Dawkins ducks the lariat, to clinch and EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Dawkins grows a little frustrated but fans rally up. Dawkins brings Priest up, ROCKS him with a right, then climbs a corner. Priest choke grips first! Priest then climbs up to join Dawkins, but Dawkins HOTSHOTS him back!

Dawkins hurries in, but into a SUPERKICK! Clinch and COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Dawkins survives and Priest is growing frustrated now. Priest holds up his hand and fans boo. Dawkins rises, Priest clamps on, SOUTH OF- NO, Dawkins pops free for the SILENCER! Cover, TWO!! Dawkins hurries to a corner and climbs back up! SWANTON BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! Priest survives and Dawkins is beside himself! But Orlando fires up as he drags Priest back up. Priest clamps onto a leg, Dawkins throws hands! Dawkins brings Priest up again, but Priest ROCKS him with a forearm! Priest staggers, into a RIGHT from Dawkins!

Priest goes to a corner, Dawkins runs in, but into a SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE! Choke grip, SOUTH OF HEAVEN!! Cover, Priest wins!!

Winner: Damian Priest, by pinfall (advances to the United States Championship Elimination Chamber match)

The Punisher pulverizes Dawkins, and now he’s taking aim at the US Championship! Will Priest hit his mark and take that title back?

 

The United States Champion pulls into the arena.

Austin Theory drives a black Lamborghini, showing that The Now rides in style. Will he have anything to say about the Elimination Chamber field as it fills out tonight?

 

Adam Pearce meets with Maximum Males Models.

Maxxine Dupri finishes signing the contract, she, Maçé & Mansöôr are now officially part of Monday Night Raw. Pearce is happy to have them here, and is sure they have big WrestleMania plans. Maxxine confirms, she has big, BIG plans. But then Chelsea Green walks in and asks, “Are you the manager?” Chelsea, you know Pearce is the manager, they spoke last week. Pearce has MMM excuse themselves, and Chelsea says that, as they spoke last week, she is supposed to have a private room, with Swiss chocolates and fresh spring water. He took care of that. Oh, well, that was Belgian chocolate. She’s been to Belgium, she knows the difference.

Anyway, while she has him, she wants to talk about how she’s NOT in the Elimination Chamber match. But Liv is, Raquel is, Nikki is, all of who she could be. With all due respect, Chelsea, you didn’t even last five seconds in the Women’s Rumble, so- Uh, sorry, does she need to call his manager? All she wants is an opportunity. her family is in attendance, so she deserves a match. And in that match, she deserves to be presented as the big star she is. So he either makes this right, or… One call could cost him his job. Okay, thanks, bye. Chelsea heads out, but will Pearce bend to her demands?

 

Baron Corbin w/ JBL VS Dexter Lumis w/ Johnny Gargano!

The Modern Day Wrestling God didn’t last all that long in the Men’s Rumble, and he didn’t get a win over Johnny Wrestling last week. The Rumble was because of Lesnar, that match with Gargano was because of Lumis. Can Corbin even the score with the Tortured Artist? Or will JBL start to question his investment into Baron?

Raw returns and Lumis makes his entrance. Corbin attacks Lumis as soon as he’s in the ring! The ref reprimands and fans boo, but Corbin lets off. The bell rings and Corbin hits a SPLASH in the corner! Corbin throws Lumis down, elbows him down, then clamps on a chinlock. Corbin grinds Lumis down but fans chant, “Corbin Sucks!” Lumis endures, fights up and fights free of the hold. Lumis then headlocks, but Corbin powers out. Corbin CLOBBERS Lumis, then rains down more elbows! Corbin clamps the chinlock on again, and insults the fans. JBL coaches Corbin, Lumis still endures and fights his way back up.

Corbin knees low, he puts Lumis in a corner and fires off forearms. Corbin whips corner to corner hard and Lumis bounces off buckles! Cover, TWO! Corbin says Lumis is nothing and Gargano isn’t anything, either. Gargano says he still got a win off Corbin. Corbin grinds forearms into Lumis’ face, then twists Lumis’ head in a neck wrench. Fans rally and Lumis fights up again. Lumis throws hands, dodges Corbin’s, then DECKS him! And DECKS him again! Pop-up UPPERCUT! Lumis runs to clothesline in the corner, then BULLDOG! Fans fire up as Lumis catches Corbin for a BIG back suplex! Kip up to LEG DROP!

Fans fire up as Corbin flounders up. Lumis clinches, but Corbin RAMS him into a corner. Corbin fires off elbows, then runs in, but only gets buckles! Lumis clinches for the SIDE EFFECT! Cover, Lumis wins!

Winner: Dexter Lumis, by pinfall

JBL is speechless as Gargano stands with Lumis. Gargano is headed to the Elimination Chamber for the US title, but will Lumis find himself in title talks soon enough?

 

Backstage interview with Becky Lynch.

Byron Saxton says The Man finally has Bayley inside that Steel Cage. What does tonight mean to her? “Orlando, Florida! Orlando, where it all began. Ten years ago, when I got off the plane with my bags to chase this WWE dream. When I first met you, Byron Saxton. A lot has happened in Orlando in those ten years, but ten years ago, I first met Bayley. In the weight room in the NXT Performance Center. And she seemed sweet and she seemed kind, and she wanted to be great. And her way of being great was high-fiving people and hugging people, and attaching herself to whoever she thought would be her meal ticket to the top.

“But I, too, Byron, I wanted to be great. And my way of being great was smashing faces, kicking down doors and changing the game so that I could become The Man of this industry! And Bayley… Bayley didn’t like that. No, she didn’t like that. So she’s attacked me and hit me with chairs and separated my shoulder. And she brought my family into this. And Bayley, I’m gonna learn you to not talk about my family. But all that aside, I had a plan. And tonight, I got what I want, and that is a Steel Cage Match.

“And so Bayley, you can bring your little friends, and you can bring your little tricks. Well, there is one hand that I haven’t played yet, and I’m thinking… I’m thinking, Byron, tonight might be the night.” What does Big Time Becks have planned for the Role Model in tonight’s main event?

 

Brock Lesnar is here!

Orlando goes nuts again as The Beast walks out to the ring and tips his cowboy hat with a feather in it. Lesnar gets the mic to say, “I appreciate ya. Thank you very much. Good evening, Orlando. Did y’all by chance catch the Royal Rumble? I did, too. I thought it sucked. At least, I had a sucky experience. At the Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar got his ass thrown out over the top rope. That’s not the worst of it. I got my ass thrown over the top rope, by Bobby Who? Bobby Lashley! Now I apologize. I wasn’t on Raw last week, I had to get my head together a little bit. Bobby, you finally struck a chord in Brock Lesnar.”

All last week, Lesnar could not get Lashley out of his head. Lesnar tried to go hunting, and all he could think about was Bobby Who? Bobby Lashley! Next day, Lesnar wakes up, wants to go ice fishing. He likes coastal fishing, too, but he tries to go, but all he can think of is Bobby Who? Bobby Lashley! He sits down for a big ol’ steak dinner, and all he can think about is Bobby Lashley! He gets into bed at night with his wife, and… Well, four or five hours later, all Lesnar could think about is Bobby Lashley! So for a whole week, Lesnar thought about what he’s gonna do with Lashley. Lesnar has a resolution. A violent resolution, but still.

You see, within Lesnar’s “five dollar denim jacket, is a multi-million dollar contract.” Fans like the sound of that. Lesnar reads the contract: “Bobby Lashley VS Brock Lesnar at Elimination Chamber.” Now Lashley, if you’ve got balls, you’ll get down here and sign the contract! Well here comes Lashley! Lashley is in shades and a nice suit as he heads down the ramp and to the ring. Lashley gets himself a mic, and he says, “Well nice of you to grace us with your presence, Brock. I didn’t even know you were gonna be here. But since you are, let’s take a little walk down memory lane.”

Match number one, what happened? Lashley pinned Lesnar. Match number two, Lesnar won. But if memory serves, Lashley laid Lesnar out cold as he walked out of the ring. And the third meeting was at the Royal Rumble, and Lashley threw Lesnar out without a problem. Lesnar steps closer and hands Lashley the contract. Lashley takes it, and again says that if memory serves, Lashley will be done under his terms. Lashley is going to take Lesnar’s contract and let his agent look at it, and his manager, and his lawyer, then Lashley will get back to Lesnar. This will be under consideration.

Oh, is Lesnar surprised? Surprised that Bobby Who has one up on you? Lashley emphasizes that with a poke of the finger. Lesnar smirks, and he reels Lashley in! F5!! Lesnar puts the contract in Lashley’s pocket, but fans chant “ONE MORE TIME!” Lesnar figures why not! Fireman’s carry, F5!! The Beast puts his hat back on, takes his leave, and the ball is now in the All Mighty’s court. Will this all but guarantee Lashley will want that match with Lesnar in Montreal?

 

Johnny Gargano finds Candice LeRae backstage.

Mr. Wrestling says hello to Mrs. Wrestling, tonight is big, right? How is she feeling? Luck hasn’t been on her side but she feels good. Lumis has a picture for good luck. Wow, the whole family! Gargano, Candice, little Quill and their dog, Pawdme, and… Who is that in the back? Nikki Cross? Cuz she’s SPYING on them! Nikki laughs and runs off! Candice isn’t sure what to make of that, but will she worry more about it once she’s in the chamber with crazy Cross?

 

Women’s Elimination Chamber Qualifier Fatal 4 Way: Mia Yim VS Candice LeRae VS Piper Niven VS Carmella!

Raquel Gonzalez, Liv Morgan, Nikki Cross, Asuka and Natalya are waiting, and there’s just one spot left in the Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s match! Will it be Michin, Mrs. Wrestling, the Scottish Viper, or the FABULOUS Princess of Staten Island going all the way to Montreal for that golden opportunity?

Raw returns, Candice is already in the ring as Mia makes her entrance. Then, last but not least, Piper Niven! She’s dropped the nickname, will she make a name for herself on the Road to WrestleMania? The bell rings and Piper CLOBBERS Mia and Candice! Piper and Mella stare down, Mella talking trash even though this is her return match. Piper scares Mella with a growl and Mella bails out to hang by hubby Corey Graves. Piper whips Candice into Mia at a corner, then runs in to SANDWICH them! Candice and Mia both fall, and Piper grins. Mella hops on for a SLEEPER! Piper throws her right off!

Mella bails out again, but Mia and Candice fire off on Piper! Piper shoves them away, runs, but into a double drop toehold! She ends up on ropes, DOUBLE DROPKICKS send her out! Fans fire up with Mia and Candice, but then the two friends circle. They fist bump, and then Mia rushes in. Candice avoids the clothesline but Mia jumps over the leg sweep. Candice deflects a boot to waistlock, but Mia switches. Candice elbows free, Mia blocks a kick, and Mia slips under to pick Candice up! BUCKLE BOMB! Mia hoists Candice up top, CHOPS her, then blocks another kick! Mia has Candice in an Electric Chair, but Candice POISON-RANAS!

Mella scurries in to cover Candice, TWO! Cover on Mia, TWO! Cover back on Candice, TWO! Another cover on Mia, TWO! Piper TRIPLE SPLASHES them all!! Cover on Mia, TWO!! Piper drags Mia up to throw her out, then she kicks Candice out. Piper covers Mella, TWO!! Piper drags Mella up, throws her right out, and Piper is all fired up! Orlando is fired up with her, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Piper has everyone in corners. Piper SPLASHES Mia, SPLASHES Candice, but Mella dodges! FABULOUS KICK! Piper rebounds to CLOBBER Mella! Candice CROSSBODIES, but Piper catches her! Mia runs in to hit a NECKBREAKER that takes Piper down! All four women are down but Piper bails out of the ring! Orlando fires up while the others stir. Mella shouts, “This is MY match!” But Mia says no it ain’t! Mella throws a forearm, but Mia ROCKS Mella! Mella throws another, but Mia fires off a flurry! Mia BOOTS, then wrenches to hit EAT DA FEET!! Cover, Piper drags Mella away!

Fans are torn but Mia is shocked! Piper storms in, Mia throws body shots and haymakers! Piper ducks a roundhouse to HEADBUTT! Mia wobbles, Piper reels her in but Candice is up top! MISSILE DROPKICK! Piper is down, Candice LIONSAULTS! cover, Mia breaks it! Friends or not, this is every woman for herself! Mia says sorry, but then Piper shoves Mia into Candice! Candice falls, but Mia runs, but into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, Candice breaks it! Piper pulls at her hair and bites her fingers in frustration, but she has Candice to herself now. Candice fires off haymakers, but Piper shoves her down. SENTON FLOPS as Candice moves!

Candice STEP-UP SENTONS! But Mella rolls Candice up! TWO!! Candice escapes, DEKCS Mella, and Mella goes to a corner. Candice runs in but is sent into buckles! Mella shouts at Candice and stomps a fabulous mudhole in! Fans boo as Mella moonwalks and says, “Mella! Is! Money!” FABULOUS BRONCO BUSTER! But Piper runs in! Mella dodges, CANNONBALL for Candice! FABULOUS KICK for Piper! Mella stacks Candice, and WINS!

Winner: Carmella, by pinfall (advances to the Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s match)

The Princess of Staten Island took advantage, and she is heading to Montreal! But will she be the one heading to WrestleMania with that golden ticket?

 

Baron Corbin regroups with JBL backstage.

Corbin laughs it off. “That didn’t go as planned, did it?” But where are they going to eat? Maybe get some drinks or something? JBL asks, “We? There ain’t no ‘we’. I headlined WrestleMania, I sold out arenas all over the world, I was must-watch television. You are channel changing television. That sound you hear when you get the ring, that’s the sound of remote controls around the world changing the channel to watch anything but you. And I don’t give a damn about you. I give a damn about the fact that MY Hall of Fame legacy, my CHAMPIONSHIP career, has lost all credibility, because of YOU!”

Corbin frowns but JBL continues. “Modern Day Wrestling God? I’ll tell you what you need. Not some cute little shirt, but a red nose and floppy shoes. Because you are a clown. You do not belong near me.” Corbin asks where this is coming from. He can do better! He’ll do better! JBL says, “You can’t polish a turd. I tried.” JBL storms off, did Corbin blow another major opportunity?

Meanwhile, we can see in the background that MVP is talking with Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. They shake hands, having a much better talk than JBL and Corbin just did. As the Wrestling God partnership falls apart, are we seeing the return of the Hurt Business?

 

Piper Niven finds Candice LeRae backstage!

Piper blames Candice for that loss! Piper should be going to WrestleMania! Mia storms in and makes Piper back off. Piper says they’re both very luck. If either of them get in the way of her and the title again, she will not be forgiving. Mia and Candice stick together, but will they both have to worry about the angry Scottish Viper slithering around?

 

Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin VS The Alpha Academy!

Speaking of, PRIME Alexander and the Gold Standard are going up against “Master” Chad Gable and his number one guy, Otis! It’s a battle of former Raw Tag Team Champions, will one of these teams make a big impression on the Road to WrestleMania?

Raw returns and MVP is with Cedric & Shelton in their entrance! The teams sort out and Gable circles with Cedric. They tie up, Gable waistlocks and SLAMS Cedric, but Cedric gets up, only for Gable to snapmare. Gable rolls with Cedric, has a waistlock again, but Cedric pries free, only for Gable to headlock for the takeover. Cedric headscissors, Gable kips free, but Cedric arm-drags Gable. Gable arm-drags back, then blocks Cedric’s arm-drag to say, “SHOOSH!” Gable stands Cedric up but Cedric mule kicks back. Cedric runs, handsprings, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Cedric flounders and Gable shouts, “A THANK YEW~!”

Gable tags Otis, the fans fire up and Otis struts. Gable cravats Cedric, Otis runs and CLOBBERS Cedric! Fans fire up but MVP protests. Cedric tags Shelton and he fires forearms on Otis! Shelton whips but Otis blocks! Otis whips, Shelton LARIATS, but Otis stays up! Shelton runs but Otis scoops! Shelton slips free to ROUNDHOUSE! Otis staggers, Shelton runs in to STEP- UP- NO!! Otis carries Shelton out for a WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! Fans fire up with the tree trunk and he runs, to SPLASH! Fans rally while Shelton sputters, but Otis CLUBS him on the back. Otis whips Shelton corner to corner hard and Shelton falls to the mat!

Fans rally behind Otis and he brings Shelton up. Shelton kicks but Otis blocks, and Otis spins Shelton around, only for the DRAGON WHIP to hit! Otis staggers around, Shelton runs in but into another SLAM! Otis drags Shelton up, puts him in a corner, and then runs in, only to get buckles! MVP coaches Shelton and he crawls, but so does Otis! Hot tags to Gable and Cedric! Cedric rallies on Gable, runs in to forearm smash int he corner, then snapmare and BASEMENT DROPKICK! MVP is fired up with Cedric and Cedric whips. Gable reverses, Cedric goes up and over. Things keep moving, NEURALIZER!

Gable flops out of the ring, Cedric builds speed! Cedric DIVES, but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Gable puts Cedric in while MVP shouts to shake it off! Gable is up top, for the DIVING HEADBUTT! Cover, Shelton breaks it! Otis CLUBS Shelton, throws him to a corner, and then runs in, only to get more buckles! STEP-UP KNEE! And then another STEP-UP KNEE! And a SAMOAN DROP!?! Fans are thunderous after that, but Gable KNEES Shelton out! Cedric is up, Gable CLOBBERS him! Gable goes up top, to MOONSAULT! Cedric avoids it, back suplex, LUMBAR CHECK!! Cover, Cedric & Shelton win!

Winners: Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin, by pinfall

MVP is all fired up! He celebrates with his guys, is this the revival of the Hurt Business?

 

Backstage interview with The Miz.

Cathy Kelley knows The A-Lister was caught off guard last week by Rick Boogs, but what is his reaction to that return? His reaction? Miz will gladly give it to Pearce, along with a bill for the damages to his $10,000 suit that Maryse bought Miz! Who makes someone compete in a suit?! And as far as “Boogs” goes, what? He’s supposed to be impressed that Boogs can bench press 500 pounds and play the electric guitar? But speaking of, here comes Boogs! Uh, how did he get a meeting before The Miz? Oh, of course, he’s special, right? Wow, Boogs is special? Thanks, Miz.

But Boogs is just excited to be reunited with the Boogs Crew in the WWE Universe. The Boogs Crew? Oh, cut the humble crap. Miz would’ve won easily, if he was dressed and ready. Boogs got luck and he knows it, but he’s also lucky that Pearce is a lazy and incompetent official. Because if it was different and Miz was ready, it would’ve been a different story! Pearce walks up behind Miz and says, “Tell me how you really feel.” Miz sighs and smiles at Pearce. Pearce says that if Miz wants a rematch with Boogs, all he had to do was ask. In fact, how about next week? Boogs says that is righteous! THICK RICK VS The Miz, he’s so excited! Rick “Boogs out” on his exercise bar!

Miz looks at Pearce, then frowns as he walks away. But then Chelsea walks back in. She’s about to go to the ring, so she wants him to find an opponent, or she will call his boss. Okay thanks, bye~! The Hot Mess heads out, but who will Pearce send out to face her?

 

Chelsea Green VS ???

“Shh… It’s Chelsea.” Orlando has mixed feelings as The Hot Mess struts her way to the ring in her first singles match since coming back to the WWE. She’s already got an ego over the fact that she is back, but is she going to be ready for her opponent tonight? Because her opponent is ASUKA!!

Wait, is that Raquel Rodriguez in the crowd? Big Mami Cool snuck in from SmackDown to watch Raw in person, and she’s distracting Asuka! The bell rings and Chelsea SHOTGUNS Asuka down! Chelsea CLUBS away on Asuka, but now we see Natalya sneaking in from the other side! And Liv Morgan! Chelsea dribbles Asuka off the mat, brings her up, and shushes her, before she SLAPS her! Mella struts her way back out, since all the Chamber entrants are here. Chelsea BOOTS Asuka into buckles! Chelsea drags Asuka up, clinches, picks her up, COMPLETE SHOT! Chelsea sees everyone else and asks if they all watched that.

Chelsea says SHE should be in the Chamber, not “whatever this is,” in reference to Mella. Chelsea goes back to Asuka, kicks dirt, and also talks trash on Natty. Wait, Nikki sneaks out here now? Nikki laughs at Chelsea. Chelsea says if Nikki wants crazy, she’ll give her crazy! Chelsea also talks trash on Liv and Raquel. But Asuka gest back up! Chelsea senses something is wrong, and Asuka eggs her on in Japanese! Chelsea swings, misses, and Asuka fires off a strike fest! URAKEN! URAKEN! SOBAT! FRONT KICK! URAKEN and HEEL KICK! GERMAN SUPLEX! BUZZSAW! Chelsea wants a time-out!

Chelsea gets to a corner, Asuka runs in, but Chelsea BOOTS her! Chelsea runs in, into a CODE BREAKER, which Asuka then turns into a DOUBLE ARMBAR!!! Chelsea verbally quits, Asuka wins!

Winner: Asuka, by submission

The Empress of Tomorrow stands tall tonight, and she makes sure to look her future opponents in the eye. But then BIANCA BELAIR appears! The RawEST Women’s Champion is here, and she tells them all, “I want all of y’all to take a good look at each other and tell me what you see. Cuz I’ll tell you what I see. I see six top tier women in the WWE.” Fans cheer that. “But… Who has what it takes to win the Elimination Chamber match? Who has what it takes to go one on one with the EST of WWE? Because last year, I was in your position. I know what it’s like to be in an Elimination Chamber match, and I know what it takes to win. That’s how I got this.”

Bianca holds up the title, and says, “I want to wish each and every one of you good luck. Because whoever makes it out… I’ll be ready to see you at WrestleMania.” The EST has sent her message to all her potential contenders, but just who will survive the Chamber to meet Bianca in Hollywood?

 

Cody Rhodes is here!

Orlando goes nuts again as the American Nightmare makes his way to the ring. Fans chant Cody’s name as he gets the mic. “So, what do you guys wanna talk about? Hmm… Last week, I used my interview time to come out here and talk to you with respect about my current WrestleMania opponent, The Tribal Chief, the Head of the Table, the biggest superstar in the world, the Best in the World, Roman Reigns.” Fans boo Roman, then chant for “SAMI! SAMI!” So they just read Cody’s mind. Cody did say “current.” Cody’s path to WrestleMania is straight and clear, but the destination is foggy.

The reason being, Roman is putting the titles on the line at Elimination Chamber, “against a guy who has kicked up all the dust, a guy who has all the momentum, a guy that’s walking into his hometown, and that is Sami Zayn.” Fans cheer and chant for Sami and Cody continues. “You guys seem like a perfect judge for my next question. It looks more and more like at WrestleMania, it’s going to be me standing there, challenging for the championship against Sami Zayn.” Fans like the sound of that! Cody says this with the utmost respect. “I have respect for anyone avenging an injustice done to them. I have respect for my friend, Sami Zayn. I wish you the best of luck, may the best man win.”

But wait! “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman. And I serve as Special Counsel, and The Wise Man, to YOUR Tribal Chief, the reigning! Defending! Undisputed! WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman…! Reigns!” Fans boo as Heyman continues into the ring. Fans chant “E C DUB!” and Heyman steps into the ring. Heyman tells Cody that something he may one day find out in life, “hopefully not at my expense, but one day, is that life at the very top in this industry requires an understanding that the only week busier than the week leading into a major event like the Royal Rumble, or watch the point, WrestleMania…

“Is the week coming out of a major event, like the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania. And I’m sure you know that the Tribal Chief and I have had a lot on our plates in the last week. And a few things fell through the cracks, admittedly, on the Island of Relevancy. One of which is the Tribal Chief and I, in front of the entire world, want to congratulate you on winning the 2023 WWE Men’s Royal Rumble match.” Cody and Heyman shake hands and Heyman says Cody earned it and that he’s very proud of Cody. Fans cheer that, and chant, “You Deserve It!”

Cody knows that his father had a nickname for Heyman, his brother had a nickname for Heyman. But if you’ll indulge Cody, Cody will go with “Mr. Heyman.” It is because Cody has “unparalleled respect” for Heyman and Heyman knows why. But if they’re going to pull back the curtain here, might as well pull it back for everyone here in the crowd and watching at home. This is a story that should’ve been told a long time ago. The year was 2000. The till in Cody’s family dried up a bit, and Hard Times was more than a famous promo. “Simply put, my family went broke.” $100 in a checking account for all of them.

To put a visual on it, Cody’s dad was doing local car commercials and not for money. Just so he could keep a car. Fans chant for Dusty now and Heyman gets emotional. “But then he got a phone call,” Cody continues. Heyman called Dusty. Heyman told Dusty that ECW as in town, that Steve Corino was gonna talk some smack, and that if Dusty would just agree to appear on camera, that if Dusty would be on ECW TV, Heyman “would pay him and pay him well.” Fans again chant for “E C DUB!” Cody says Heyman kept his word. In addition to the money that the Rhodes family sorely needed, ECW gave Dusty his confidence back, and Cody can never repay Heyman for that.

Flash forward a bit, and they might talk about it, but before coming back here, Cody was somewhere else, “causing a little bit of trouble.” From one disruptor in sports entertainment to another, Heyman showed Cody the way, so thank you again. Fans applaud that, and Heyman again gets emotional. Fans chant, “Thank You, Paul! Thank You, Paul!” Heyman says Cody is good. Cody really got Heyman there. Heyman was here to schmooze business with him, and Cody got him personally. Heyman sighs, fans cheer, and if we’re peeling back and shooting from the hip, let’s go all the way.

Heyman says this isn’t about him, and with all due respect and love and admiration and even acknowledgement, this isn’t about Dusty. This is about Cody, about everything Cody has fought for from the bottom to the top, out the door, back in, to winning the Rumble to main-eventing WrestleMania! “And winning WrestleMania is a whole different story. Just getting there is a long, long road.” And that’s Cody’s story. That’s Cody’s story that he needs to finish to find out if this is a dream come true, or if he must “suffer the nightmare of coming just this close.”

Because Cody isn’t just main-eventing WrestleMania, he’s trying to “take away from the greatest box office attraction and greatest champion of all time, Roman… Reigns.” Fans boo but Heyman says that’s no easy task for any mere mortal, let alone someone that has no idea what it’s like under that spotlight. Will Cody crumble and wither? Will he self-destruct under that pressure because no one ever prepared him for it? Heyman says down the road is the WWE Performance Center. At that very place, Cody’s father, the American Dream, Dusty Rhodes, trained and prepped the biggest stars of this generation.

Cody’s father, Dusty, trained and prepped Seth Rollins, trained and prepped Becky Lynch, trained and prepped Bayley, trained and prepped Kevin Owens, trained and prepped for the highest level of success, the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns. But do you know who Dusty didn’t train and prep? Dusty did not train nor prepare Cody. Cody tries to smile through that but Heyman says he could counsel Cody that maybe, just maybe, Dusty wanted Cody to make it on his own. That’s how much love Dusty had for him. That Dusty wanted Cody to step out of the shadow of a national monument such as the American Dream himself.

Perhaps Dusty didn’t want Cody going through life as “Dusty’s son,” but as Cody Rhodes, “WrestleMania Main Eventer Who Stopped the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.” Maybe. But Cody, Heyman can’t convey in words how much he loved Dusty. But he can say to Cody’s face that Dusty loved Cody. To share this personally, in Heyman’s last conversation with Dusty, Dusty told Heyman… “You, Cody, were his favorite son.” Cody and the fans aren’t sure what to make of that, but then Heyman adds, “But Roman Reigns was the son he always wanted.” Heyman drops the mic and fans cannot believe he just said that!

Cody rushes up on Heyman but Heyman backs away. Fans want Cody to go after Heyman but Heyman wants him to reconsider. Cody offers a handshake, then makes Heyman take it. “I’m just trying to win a wrestling championship, and everybody, everybody, wants to make it personal. And that’s what you just did, and you’re not gonna pay for it, Mr. Heyman. Your boy, Roman Reigns, is going to pay for it. At WrestleMania, when I take those titles, personally.” Cody pushes the mic into Heyman then heads out. Will Cody ironically be hoping Roman beats Sami Zayn at Elimination Chamber so he can be the one to tear the Tribal Chief down?

 

Elimination Chamber Match Qualifier: Elias VS Montez Ford!

There is just ONE spot left in the United States Championship match, and it comes down to The Drifter and the flyest high flyer WWE has seen in a long time! Will all of Montreal #WalkWithElias? Or will this Profit be up, looking for gold?

Raw returns and Elias makes his entrance while Austin Theory is on commentary. The bell rings and Elias circles with Ford. They tie up, and they are in a deadlock. They go around, Ford puts Elias in a corner but Elias turns it around. The ref counts, both men let off, and they reset. Ford and Elias tie up again, Elias headlocks and he grinds Ford down. Ford powers up but Elias holds tight. Ford tries again, but Elias still holds tight. Theory isn’t concerned about Elias’ level of aggression, because the person with aggression is him. Ford powers up and out, but Elias runs him over! Cover, TWO!

Elias stands Ford up but Ford rolls Elias up, TWO! Ford cradles, TWO! Elias headlocks again and he hits a takeover. Ford keeps his shoulder up, moves around, and fans rally. Theory likes Ford’s athleticism, and the move on his regimen, but he’s intrigued to face Elias since they’ve never met in a match. Ford fights up, powers out, and things speed up. Ford hurdles then runs Elias over! Ford DROPKICKS Elisa, and then Ford snarls as he whips. Elias reverses but Ford KICKS back! Ford runs in, but into a FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Ford sputters to a corner and Elias storms up to CHOP, UPPERCUT and repeat!

Elias fires off, the ref counts, and Elias lets off. Elias then stomps Ford again, CHOPS him, and whips to back drop Ford! Ford bails out, Elias pursues, and Elias RAMS Ford into barriers! Elias then brings Ford up to STEEL STEPS BACK SUPLEX! Elias roars and fans are torn as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Elias has Ford in a motorcycle stretch. Ford endures, turns, but Elias drags him up into a waistlock. BACKBREAKER! Elias then goes to a corner and climbs up top, but Ford hops up after him! Ford fires haymakers, Elias throws body shots, and Elias CLUBS Ford down. Elias SUNSET FLIPS, but Ford holds onto the ropes! Fans fire up as Ford fights his way back up, and he ROCKS Elias with a right! Elias turns things into an Electric Chair Lift! SPINNING POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Theory says he thought that would end it, though he sounds a bit sarcastic.

Ford crawls to the apron and Elias storms over. Ford GAMANGIRIS Elias, ducks a haymaker, then bumps Elias off buckles to GAMANGIRI again! Ford goes back up, CROSSBODIES, and says “SUCK IT!” Ford rallies with clotheslines, then runs to LEAPING LARIAT! Elias staggers, Ford pumps up and hits a BIG back suplex! Kip up but Ford’s back tightens up. Ford powers through to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Theory likes that Elias is still in this, but Ford brings Elias up. Elias CHOPS! ford ROCKS Elias with a right! Elias ROCKS Ford, but Ford ENZIGURIS! Ford runs, into the SYMPHO-KNEE!

Elias fireman’s carries for a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Ford survives and Elias grows frustrated. Theory doesn’t worry about the match, and goes on to talk trash on the other entrants. Theory thinks Johnny Gargano will be a stay-at-home dad, Bronson Reed probably can’t fit in a pod, but then gets mad at Kevin Patrick for bringing up the loss to Bronson back in their NXT days. Elias meanwhile RAMS Ford into a corner, RAMS him again, and again, and again! Elias backs off, runs in again, but Ford puts him on the apron! Elias shoulders in, slingshots, but into a HAYMAKER!

Elias flounders away, Ford goes corner to corner to FLY!! Direct hit and down goes Elias! Ford puts Elias in the ring and fans fire up! Ford goes up top, and leaps in FROM THE HEAVENS!! Cover, Ford wins!

Winner: Montez Ford, by pinfall (advances to the United States Championship Elimination Chamber match)

Ford takes the last spot, but Theory stands on the desk to hold up the title. Will Theory still have that title after the Elimination Chamber? Wait! SETH ROLLINS CLIPS THEROY! Theory hits the desk and Rollins laughs! Fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” before the CURB STOMP to the floor! The Now didn’t see The Visionary coming, will nothing and no one stop Rollins from winning in the Chamber?

 

Bayley talks with Damage CTRL backstage.

Dakota Kai is in crutches given what Becky Lynch did to her last week, but Bayley isn’t worry. She tells Kai & Sky the plan and prepares for the main event, which is up next!

 

Steel Cage: Bayley w/ Damage CTRL VS Becky Lynch!

The Role Model used Damage CTRL to take control away from The Man and deny us all this match on the Raw 30th Anniversary episode. But now, there’s no running from this, there’s no hiding from this, and there’s no getting around this! Will Bayley survive Becky’s Big Time wrath? Or will Becky leave Bayley behind just like when they were in NXT?

The bell rings, fans fire up, but Bayley smirks. Fans rally for Becky as she and Bayley circle. They feel things out, Bayley ROCKS Becky then climbs the wall! Becky yanks her down, she won’t let Bayley just run away like a coward. They talk trash, Bayley says Becky doesn’t tell her what to do or when to do it. Bayley shoves Becky, so Becky ROCKS Bayley! They go back and forth, Becky gets the edge, but Bayley kicks a leg out! Becky trips Bayley! Becky says she was going for the door, but that’s not how this is going down. Becky whips but Bayley turns it around, only for Becky to stop from hitting the steel.

Becky hits Bayley back, but Bayley also blocks hitting steel. Bayley elbows Becky away but Becky goes for an arm! Bayley and Becky go around, but Bayley throws Becky into the steel! Kai & Sky like what they see as Bayley sends Becky into more steel! Bayley stomps away on Becky, then digs her boots in! She also digs Becky into the frame of the cage! Fans boo but Bayley covers, ONE!! Becky is hanging tough, so Bayley decides to climb. Becky hurries over and dropkicks the cage to shake Bayley loose! Bayley falls to the mat, then Becky drags her up to RAM her into the steel! Becky drags Bayley up again to RAM her into more steel!

Becky runs to basement dropkick Bayley into the steel! And again! Becky stomps away on Bayley now, then pushes her face into the steel! “You think you can talk about my husband?! You think you can talk about my husband now, Bayley?!” Becky lets off, then drags Bayley up. Fans rally and Becky throws Bayley into more steel! Bayley drags herself out while Becky climbs the cage. Bayley hurries to anchor Becky, but Becky kicks her away. Bayley climbs up after Becky, but Becky kicks her again. Bayley anchors a foot, but Becky dribbles Bayley’s face off steel! Becky then adjusts, brings Bayley around, but Bayley RAMS Becky into steel!

Bayley dribbles Becky now, throws her off the ropes, then adjusts to MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Kai & Sky coach Bayley on as she has control, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns just as Becky kicks out of a cover! And she wants the arm! Bayley hurries to push Becky away, but Becky hits a FLYING FOREARM! Both women are down and Orlando fires up! Kai & Sky coaches Bayley as she and Becky both stand. The forearms go back and forth again! Fans rally behind Becky as she gets the edge, uppercuts and SOBATS! Becky runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and JUMP KICKS Bayley down! Becky whips Bayley to a corner, but Bayley uses that to get up the wall! Becky grabs Bayley’s legs to SLAM them against the steel! And again! Bayley holds on with her hands but Becky RAMS her into the steel again and again! SUPER JUMP KICK!

Bayley ends up slumped on the ropes, for Becky’s SUPER GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally and Becky fires up. Kai & Sky plead with Bayley as she gets up, but Becky clinches. Bayley slips out of the slam to SAIDO! Cover, TWO!! Becky is still in this and fans fire up again! Bayley drags herself to ropes, climbs the cage, but Becky rises! Becky drags Bayley back down, has her draped on the ropes and TOSSES her into the steel! Becky runs, to drop a leg, brother! But Bayley turns it into a HEEL HOOK!! Becky flails, reaches out, and crawls her way to the door! Becky grabs the frame but Bayley drags her away!

Bayley stands Becky up but Becky rolls to send Bayley into buckles! Roll-up, TWO!! Back to the HEEL HOOK! Becky still crawls, they roll to ropes, and Becky SMACKS Bayley off steel! And again! And again! Bayley is dazed but Becky hobbles back up. Becky climbs a corner but Bayley anchors her foot. Becky kicks her away, but Bayley tries again. Becky kicks Bayley again, but Bayley hurries up after her! They brawl, Becky shoves Bayley away! Becky is on the top rope but Bayley CLUBS her! Bayley clubs after and they braw on the top rope! Bayley RAMS Becky into the steel, SUPER BAYLEY2BELLY!! Cover, TWO!?!

Kai & Sky can’t believe it, and neither can Orlando! Bayley stalks Becky, but then decides to climb the wall! Bayley reaches the top! Becky hurries up after Bayley, catches up to Bayley, and they brawl up top now! Fans rally as the haymakers go back and forth! Bayley SMACKS Becky off the top! But Becky grabs an arm! Becky uses that to drag herself back up, DISARM-HER ON TOP OF THE CAGE!!! Bayley slips free, gets caught up on the ropes, and flops to the mat! But Becky just adjusts, only for Sky to climb up after her! The Evil Genius brawls with Becky, and then she kicks Becky down into the ring! Kai sneaks a crutch to Bayley!

Bayley JAMS Becky with the crutch! But wait, is that LITA?!? The living legend is here and she goes up after Sky! Lita YANKS Sky right off the cage! Lita storms up on Kai and uses her other crutch to YANK her into steel steps! Lita JAMS Sky, reels her in, TWIST OF FATE to the floor!! Bayley is flabbergasted, but she hurries for the door! Fans are losing their minds as Lita SLAMS the door shut! Bayley staggers into a MANHANDLE SLAM!!! Cover, Becky wins!!

Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall

Becky had Big Time back-up, was this the ace in the hole she talked about? Did Lita help Becky put behind her Damage CTRL once and for all?


My Thoughts:

A great Raw, and full to the brim at that. Great opening segment with Edge, Beth and Judgment Day. I am glad they’re giving us that Mixed Tag for Elimination Chamber, but I was hoping they would make it Edge & Beth VS Rhea & Dom. But at the same time, if Dom was involved, it’d be obvious Dom would take the loss just so The Grit Couple can win without really hurting Rhea’s momentum. With Finn in that match instead, it could go either way. Rhea could beat Beth to win it while we see Edge and Finn set up a 1v1 rematch for WrestleMania. That’s two birds, one stone, so perhaps WWE will go with that.

I also like that they used the brawl that broke out to bring in the Profits. Dom taking the Glam Slam was beloved by all, and of course we go right into Dawkins VS Priest. Priest winning makes sense, he really is the workhorse Edge said he is, Priest will have a great showing in the Elimination Chamber. Elias VS Ford was great stuff, even with Theory on commentary. Theory wasn’t bad, but what does he really add talking himself up? At the same time, it was great for Rollins to drive-by Theory to get himself some momentum while not in the ring. And as I’d hoped, Ford is in the Chamber now, so get ready for a From the Heavens off a pod.

Corbin VS Lumis being a comparative squash was a bit of a surprise, but it leading to JBL dumping Corbin was also quite surprising. At the same time, something had to give. The WWE never books Corbin strong forever, which is why Corbin has been through more changes to his character these last few years than anyone else. I’m not sure what’ll get Corbin to the next level, if WWE even cares to do that. I still think they skipped through the Bum Ass Corbin stuff too soon, but that’s on Vince. Maybe Corbin will start trying to earn JBL’s respect like he needs it as validation for who he is.

And because HHH’s team is really clever, they gave us another “Easter egg” in a promo, with MVP talking with Cedric & Shelton before their match. Their match against Alpha Academy was pretty good, though it seemed clunky at the start. Commentary touched on it, I think Shelton was just not quite ready for how big and strong Otis was gonna run in there. But Shelton & Cedric win because clearly, the Hurt Business is on its way back. Lesnar and Lashley had a good promo together, and I’m a little surprised we’re getting that match at the Chamber. Maybe there will be something crazy that happens, compelling a WrestleMania match. Plus, from Lashley’s promo, he’s counting their Rumble match confrontation as part of the record, so the Chamber match would be round 4, making Mania round 5 and a tiebreaker of sorts.

Good backstage promos with Adam Pearce. Miz putting his foot in his mouth and ending up in a rematch with Boogs was good stuff. Officially signing MMM to Raw was a nice detail to help give us a reason we’re even watching Pearce, which sets up Chelsea “Karen Joke Punchline” Green complaining to him and getting a match. And seeing as how Chelsea avoided bringing Asuka up, it was perfect that she had to fight Asuka. It was a logical surprise to have the other women in the Elimination Chamber match show up, though I feel like Chelsea could’ve been faster about talking trash. Asuka wins, of course, and Bianca had a great promo calling out all the contenders.

Speaking of, the Fatal 4 was great stuff, and I suppose Mella winning is a good choice. She’s returning, she’s got momentum just on that, but she’ll surely be used to build up Asuka in that match. Mella had that segment with Asuka last week, Asuka will definitely mist and eliminate Mella. Asuka is definitely a frontrunner to win the Chamber, and this return to Kana in presentation has to mean Asuka’s going to WrestleMania. Piper threatening Candice and Mia was good stuff. Piper might get a partner to take them on at some point, but we can get some great 1v1 matches out of Piper VS Candice and Piper VS Mia.

Cody’s promo segment with Heyman was so good. I just knew Heyman was setting up that insult on Cody about Dusty wanting someone like Roman as a son, and it was still powerful. And while Sami Zayn is great, it of course gave the idea that WrestleMania’s main event will stay Roman VS Cody. Then we got a great main event in the Steel Cage match. Granted, it was the usual Steel Cage formula: throw each other into steel; keep each other from climbing up and out multiple times; Heel still has minions interfere. But I did like that Lita showed up to help Becky in a callback to their Crown Jewel match. Lita helping Becky win was good stuff cuz it was DMG CTRL facing karma, and fans got to see the legendary Lita celebrate with the iconic Becky. Hell, maybe we get some kind of tag match now so Lita can return to WrestleMania.

My Score: 8.7/10


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