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?
- 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: 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?
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
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (9/26/22)
Bianca’s the readiEST Raw Women’s Champion!
Damage Control looks to do some damage!
With Bayley coming after the Raw Women’s Championship at Extreme Rules, Bianca Belair looks to remove a pawn from play in Iyo Sky!
- Bianca Belair w/ Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control; Bianca wins.
- Seth Rollins VS Rey Mysterio; Rey wins.
- Kevin Owens & Johnny Gargano VS The Alpha Academy; Kevin & Gargano win.
- Handicap Match: Omos w/ MVP VS Joey Gibson & Fred Lester; Omos wins.
- Matt Riddle VS Damian Priest w/ The Judgement Day; Riddle wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bianca Belair w/ Asuka & Alexa Bliss VS Iyo Sky w/ Damage Control!
The RawEST Women’s Champion has the Empress of Tomorrow and the Five Foot Fury backing her up because we all know DMG CTRL doesn’t roll alone! Bianca gets the mic to say, “Y’know, Bayley, I really considered coming out here and challenging you again tonight. I mean, why wait for Extreme Rules? But then I remembered that you would never make this just about you and I. And even if you did come out here and accepted my challenge, it wouldn’t be you alone. I learn from my mistakes, and it was not about to be three on one again, especially not after last week.”
Bayley could’ve faced Alexa 1v1 but no. Iyo & Dakota had to interfere again because Bayley can’t fight her battles alone. So Bayley, Bianca will say this: If Bayley wants the title at Extreme Rules, then good luck. Because her girls will be watching Bayley’s girls to make sure this stays between the two of them. But here comes DMG CTRL makes their way out. Bayley thought Bianca would’ve learned her lesson last week. This will never be just about the two of them because it is bigger than the two of them. Bayley wouldn’t expect the fans to understand, either.
Bianca was groomed, handpicked and trained to be a champion. But those like DMG CTRL had to groom themselves, train themselves, and dreamt about this since they were 12 years old! Bayley said she would take over the WWE and that is what she’s doing! Yes, Bianca is in this position, she’s thriving, she’s accomplished all these things, but she was placed, picked, chosen. “Girl… Uh-uh.” Bianca has earned everything, nothing was handed to her. She’s here because she’s been showing up and showing out. Where’s Bayley been? Rehabbing?
Now, Bianca is sorry Bayley got hurt but she’s not sorry Bayley came back to Bianca as champion. Bianca will not belittle herself to go down to Bayley’s level. Bayley tells fans to shut up! She WAS injured, she DID get hurt. She couldn’t even walk 10 months ago, but she taught herself how to walk again, and how to run again. And Bayley pinned Bianca at Clash at the Castle! Something NO ONE had done in over 300 days! So yes, Bayley was injured, that’s why she wasn’t here. So fall in line like everyone else!
Bianca says no no no. Last time Bianca checked, Bayley WAS here when Bianca reached the top of her game. When Bianca main evented WrestleMania, Bayley WAS here. And the last 1v1 match these two had, Bianca KOD’d Bayley onto a ladder. Bianca gets it, though. She understands why Bayley returned with back-up. It’s because Bayley wasn’t ready to face a champion like Bianca alone. Bayley says, “Y’know what?” But then fans taunt and boo and that upsets Bayley.
“We’re not talking about the past, okay? The past is the past and I’m sick of you running your mouth.” But Bayley just got a great idea! At Extreme Rules, she feels like winning the Raw Women’s Championship in a LADDER MATCH. Fans cheer that ide and Bianca even smiles. Consider the ante up. But since Bianca can’t have Bayley, she’ll get extreme with Iyo tonight! Let’s go! Iyo nods and hands her belt over to Kai. She calls for the ref while the others exit, and the bell rings! For Iyo to turn around into a SHOTGUN dropkick!
Bianca kips up and fans fire up as Iyo bails out! DMG CTRL regroups but Bianca wants the Evil Genius to get back in, while Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Bianca CLUBS away on Iyo in a corner. Bianca whips corner to corner, Iyo reverses and runs in but Bianca puts her on the apron. Bianca clinches but avoids the haymaker! Bianca waistlocks to bring Sky back into the ring, for a SLAM! Bianca keeps hold of Sky and fans rally up. Bianca ripcords Sky to then run her over with a shoulder! Bianca drags Sky up and TOSSES her across the ring! Sky gets up, and Bianca TOSSES her the other way! Sky gets to a corner, Bianca runs in and RAMS her shoulder in!
Bianca digs her shoulder in, then carries Sky! But Sky sunset flips, only for Bianca to stay up and drag Sky up. Sky dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Bianca blocks it for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Sky ends up in another corner. Bianca climbs up to rain down fists. But Sky slips out to trip Bianca up with her hair! Sky fires off on Bianca now but lets off as the ref counts. Sky sweeps the legs and digs her boots in, to then hit a SWINGING METEORA! Cover, TWO!
Sky drags Bianca up and whips her to ropes. Bianca reverses, but Sky reverses back to hook Bianca up for an IRON OCTOPUS! Bianca endures, fights around, pries Iyo off but Iyo sunset flips, TWO! Bianca ends up in a corner now, but she dodges Sky and ROCKS her with a forearm! Bianca runs in to CLOBBER Sky! Sky goes to a corner, Bianca goes up to rain down fists! Fans count along, all the way to TEN! Sky tries to trip Bianca up again but Bianca kicks her away! Bianca flips up and over, then DECKS Sky! Cover, TWO! Bianca is frustrated but she looms over Sky.
Bianca drags Sky up, torture racks, but Sky fights with elbows! Sky swings but into another waistlock! Sky fights the lift, throws some elbows, but Bianca holds on tight! Sky keeps fighting, and she HOTSHOTS Bianca in the ropes! Sky then hits a DRIVE-BY DROPKICK and Bianca hits POST! Bianca flops down and DMG CTRL is loving it as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns again and Sky has Bianca in a chinlock, but Bianca powers up! SIDEWALK SLAM! Both women are down and fans rally up. Bianca and Sky rise, Sky is on Bianca first but Bianca ROCKS Sky! Sky ROCKS Bianca, Bianca ROCKS Sky! Sky runs, Bianca dodges and follows to CLOBBER Sky! Bianca rallies and DROPKICKS Sky down! Bianca kips up, drags Sky up and CLUBS away on her! Bianca whips Sky to a corner, runs in but Sky turns things around, only for Bianca to snap suplex first! And roll through to the longEST stall, and a SLAM! Cover, TWO!
Sky survives and Bianca breathes easy again. Bianca drags Sky up, chicken wings, but Sky fights to get the ropes! Sky then switches, rolls Bianca up, TWO! Sky stands on the ponytail! Fans boo but then Bianca trips Sky up with the ponytail! HANDSPRING- NO, Sky avoids the moonsault to kick, run, QUEBRADA, but into a scoop and SLAM! HANDSPRING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Sky survives again and Bayley is stressing out. Bianca glares at Bayley, stalks Sky, and she drags Sky up into a torture rack. “This is Awesome!” as Sky fights the KOD!
Sky is on the apron, she ROCKS and GAMANGIRIS Bianca away! Sky goes up top for a CROSSBODY! But Bianca rolls it through! Bianca shakes her head, and she FALL AWAY SLAMS Sky down! Cover, TWO! Sky rolls away but Bianca drags her into a drop zone. Bianca climbs up, Sky pops up to SHOTEI! Sky then climbs up after Bianca, fires forearms and a HEABUTT! Sky stands on the very top to SUPER- NO, Bianca blocks the Steiner to push Sky away. Bianca BOOTS Sky, adjusts, but Sky goes up top! SUPER ARM-DRAG!!
Sky fires up and she aims from a corner. Sky runs in for the SHINKANSEN! Bianca is in the drop zone now and Sky goes up! But Bianca trips her up! And SHOVES her onto DMG CTRL! Bianca aims, for a PLANCHA!! Bianca is all fired up and so are the fans! But Sky SHOTEIS and SHOTEIS and SHOTEIS! Sky pushes Bianca in, springboards, but Bianca gets under! Torture rack! KISS OF DEATH!! Cover, Bianca wins!!
Winner: Bianca Belair, by pinfall
A big win over the Genius of the Sky! Bianca is ready to fly, will Bayley regret choosing a Ladder Match for their showdown?
Someone arrives in the back.
It’s Solo Sikoa & Sami Zayn! They’re here so the Honorary Uce can face AJ Styles, will he make the Phenomenal One pay for the disrespect shown to the Bloodline?
Backstage interview with Rey Mysterio.
Last week, when Seth Rollins attacked Matt Riddle, that helped The Judgement Day defeat him and Rey. Part of that was also Dominik daring Rey to hit him, even kneeling and begging him to do it. What is going on in Rey’s mind right now? Kevin Patrick’s a father, yeah? So he knows there’s nothing like holding your newborn child in your arms. Wanting to give them the world, watching them grow up, envisioning the kind of person they’ll become, always wanting the best for them, no matter what. Rey will always love Dom, and he will never, under any circumstances, fight him.
But last week, when Dom gave him that chance, Rey wondered what happened to the kid he raised. He could not recognize this man Dom has become. Rey knows deep down inside, this is not Dominik. It can’t be! This is Rhea manipulating Dom’s heart and mind. But Rey can’t let that sway his focus. Tonight, Rey takes on Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins, and he needs to be at his best. Rey’s had his fair share of battles with Rollins, and he knows how savage Rollins can be. Rollins wanted to do more than just injure Riddle last week.
Rey may have mercy for his own flesh and blood, but with everything going on his head right now, there is no mercy for Rollins. Will the King of Lucha be able to take out all his anger on the Visionary?
The Miz meets with security backstage.
“Alright, gentlemen. I have recruited you for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am offering a prize package worht up to one MILLION dollars, including but not limited to an exclusive cameo in the upcoming spinoff movie of the Marine franchise, gift cards accepted at most department stores, a certified pre-owned vehicle, and career advice from yours truly, which in and of itself is worth $2 million.”
Now he did not want big, bulky, muscular dumb security, he wants smart and stealthy! That is why he chose them. They are not just elite security professionals, no! They are MIZFORCE! Say it with him! “MIZFORCE!” Again! “MIZFORCE!” One more time! “MIZFORCE!” Now go! Find He Who Shall Not Be Named and make sure he is not here! GO GO GO! The guards hurry off, but will MIZFORCE find Dexter Lumis before Lumis finds Miz?
Seth Rollins VS Rey Mysterio!
The Visionary has pushed things with Matt Riddle so far, they’re going into the FIGHT PIT at Extreme Rules! Will Rollins sharpen his edge at the expense of the King of Lucha? Or will he suffer for everything Judgement Day has put Rey through instead?
Before the match, Rollins gets the mic and fans sing his song, “OH~ OHH~ OHHHH~!” Rollins welcomes Edmonton to Monday Night Rollins! And he is our host for the festivities. He is a visionary, he is a revolutionary, he is Seth “FREAKIN’ ROLLINS!” And Rollins should be here as the NEW United States Champion, But the only reason he is not, that reason has a name that Rollins doesn’t even wanna say. But he is not champion now because of Matt Riddle!
Last week, Rollins had Lashley in the center of the ring, dead to rights, but Riddle made Rollins take his eye off the ball for one single second, and it cost him! Riddle has been a thorn in Rollins’ side for months, but that is the last time! In two weeks, they finish this at Extreme Rules inside… THE FIGHT PIT! Fans like the sound of that! Some even chant “BRO! BRO! BRO!” But then the singing of “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” drowns that out. Rollins has to be honest, though, this past week, Rollins has heard the whispers and read the tweets. No one thinks he stands a chance!
Everyone says the Fight Pit is Riddle’s match. Rollins had to go home and take a long look in the mirror. Rollins came to the harsh conclusion that he’s SETH FREAKIN’ ROLLINS! It doesn’t matter what kind of match it is! Cage match, Hell in a Cell, Tables, Ladders, Rollins has been in every single type of match you can imagine, and he’s won ’em all! As good as Riddle may be inside the cage, he has nothing on Rollins. Rollins has one thing Riddle will never have: his brain! His Einstein level acumen for the fight game!
Extreme Rules may be Rollins’ first time inside the Fight Pit, but he’ll tell us this. “When all the dust settles, Riddle is gonna be flat on his back, and the entire world is gonna be singing my song, calling me the King of the Fight Pit!” Fans sing again, “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Rollins knows Riddle is watching, so Riddle better take notes. Rollins is going to give “Father of the Year,” Rey Mysterio the beating he is too much of a coward to give his own son! HAHAHAHAH! But with that Rey makes his entrance! Will Rey show who’s really the coward here?
Rey DROPKICKS Rollins the moment he’s in the ring! The ref tries to stop Rey but Rollins bails out. Rollins is furious and throwing a fit, but Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Rollins puts Rey in a corner to grind his forearms in. Rollins talks trash, stomps away and digs his boot in, but the ref counts. Rollins lets off, and wipes the blood from the cut on his forehead. That’s from Rey spiking Rollins off steel steps. Rollins CLAWS Rey’s back, then he fishhooks Rey’s nose! Rollins lets off as the ref reprimands, but he ROCKS Rey to a corner. Rollins whips Rey corner to corner but Rey goes up and over then tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Rey fires off on Rollins, whips, but Rollins reverses, only for Rey to KICK him away. Rey runs but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER!
Rey writhes and Rollins seethes while fans rally. Rollins stalks Rey to ropes, drags him up and ROCKS him in the back. Rollins looms over Rey, drags Rey up and ROCKS him again. Then Rollins reels Rey in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Rollins snarls as Rey crawls to the apron. Rollins drags Rey up but Rey counter punches! Rey fires off haymakers, slingshots up and over to a sunset flip, TWO! Rollins CLOBBERS Rey! Fans rally and duel as Rollins stalks Rey.
Rollins kicks Rey around, then kicks him to a corner. Rollins CHOPS Rey, whips him corner to corner, then runs in to forearm smash! Rey flops down and Rollins conducts the “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Fans boo, too, though, and that upsets Rollins. Rey stands up, Rollins runs corner to corner, but Rey dodges! Rollins hits buckles and then Rey fires off haymakers! Rey RAMS Rollins, whips but Rollins reverses. Rey drop toeholds to send Rollins into buckles! Rey then climbs up and rains down fists on that bloody forehead! Fans count all the way to TEN, and Rey gives us some Latino Heat!
Rey follows Rollins, whips, but Rollins reverses. Rey holds ropes, elbows back then springboards, but Rollins catches him to a fireman’s carry! GUTBUSTER DROP! Rey flounders but Rollins drags him up to slide him out! Rey belly flops onto the floor and Rollins goes out after him. But here comes Dominik, with a chair! Is Dom here to attack Rollins for their past? Or is he here to watch his father suffer? Dom pats Rollins on the shoulder, so it’s the latter as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns again and Rollins whips Rey HARD into the corner! Dom is sitting ringside now to watch as Rollins drags Rey out onto the apron. Rollins CLUBS away on Rey, then lets off to line up a shot. Rollins BOOTS Rey into the ring! Rollins offers a fist bump, and Dom takes it! Fans boo them both but Rollins goes into the ring. Rollins tells Dom to watch this. Rollins drags Rey up to snap suplex! Uno Amigo! And then another snap suplex, Dos Amigos! Rollins drags Rey up again, gives some Latino Heat, and suplexes again, but Rey throws knees! Rey makes it a DDT!
Dom isn’t as happy watching now with Rey and Rollins both down. Rey gets up, adjusts his mask and goes to a corner. Rey climbs, but Rollins Electric Chair Lifts him off the corner! Rollins turns Rey around but Rey RANAS Rollins into the buckles! Fans fire up while both men are down again! Rey goes to the apron and fans fire up as he climbs. But Rollins ROCKS Rey first! Rollins climbs up, brings Rey up, but Rey throws body shots! Rey HEADBUTTS Rollins away, but Rollins springs right back up! Rey fights with body shots and shoves Rollins away again! Then SEATED SENTONS!
Rey keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Rollins survives the sudden turnaround but Rey keeps moving. Rey slides under but Rollins catches him, only for Rey to victory roll! TWO, and Rey dropkicks Rollins onto ropes! Rey dials it up, but Rollins gets up to get Rey in position, BUCKLE BOMB! And FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Rey survives and Dom is annoyed. Rollins goes to ropes, drags himself up, and thinks what he has to do to keep Rey down. Rey flounders, Rollins aims, but Rey avoids the stomp! Rollins kicks low, but Rey fights the underhooks!
Rollins CLUBS away on Rey, gets him up, but Rey fights and RANAS Rollins out of the ring! Fans fire up and Rey builds speed to SLIDING SPLASH! Direct hit on Rollins and Dom stands up in frustration! Rey puts Rollins in the ring, hurries up the corner again, FLYING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Rollins survives and Dom sits back down. Fans taunt Dom with “Dominik’s Useless!” Rey dropkick Rollins onto ropes! Rey dials it up, but Rollins ducks the 619! Rey hurries after Rollins but Rollins shoulders in! Rollins GOURDBUSTERS Rey down!
Rollins climbs up the corner slowly, and Rey trips him up! Rey climbs up after Rollins now, fires some haymakers, then goes up to SUPER- NO! Rollins blocks the Steiner and swings Rey back up! SUPER STEINER AFTER ALL!! Rollins flounders to ropes, 619!! But Rey hit Rollins so hard, Rollins flounders to the far side of the ring! Rey hurries to the apron, and he FLYING RANAS Rollins down again! But Dom gets up and has the chair! Rey turns around to see Dom, and the ref tells Dom no. Dom drops the chair, but then dares Rey to use it now!
Fans boo, Dom is just distracting Rey! Rollins distracts the ref, RHEA RIPLEY POSTS Rey!! Dom puts Rey in the ring for Rollins to CURB STOMP!! Rollins laughs as he puts Rey in a PERUVIAN NECKTIE!! Rey is OUT, Rollins wins!
Winner: Seth Rollins, by submission
The Visionary gets to show off his new hold, not that he had to! That was a message to Riddle that Rollins can grapple just like him. But it also shows that The Judgement Day had to help Rollins out. Will The Visionary survive when he has to beat The Bro on his own? As for Rey, is there no reaching Dom anymore?
But speaking of Matt Riddle, he’s watching this backstage.
The Bro’s attention is trained on Rollins, so when someone pats him on the shoulder, he freaks out! Oh, it’s Bobby Lashley. Don’t scare him like that, bro. Didn’t think you were silent but deadly. You gotta keep your head on a swivel around here, y’know? Lashley gets it. He just wants to wish Riddle luck against Damian Priest tonight, not that Riddle needs it. And Lashley also heard what Rollins was saying about The Fight Pit. The MMA guys know what it’s like, but Rollins doesn’t. It’s either you tap out, or you get knocked out. That’s what Rollins fears, so don’t let him get away on this one.
Riddle says he’s not letting Rollins get away. Riddle will fight him, submit him, knock him out, Rollins ain’t going anywhere. Alright. One more thing: Lashley knows Riddle wanted to help Lashley last week, but he should never do that again. “My bad, Bobby.” Well, Riddle has Rollins where he wants him, so knock his teeth out! Damn straight, bro! Riddle is fired up now. Will The Bro take the fight to the Punisher before entering the Pit?
Johnny Gargano & Kevin Owens head for gorilla.
Along the way, they find one of the MIZFORCE guards knocked out cold! Is that a bad sign for The Miz?
Kevin Owens & Johnny Gargano VS The Alpha Academy!
The Prizefighter and Johnny Wrestling have been putting Austin Theory in his place, and that doesn’t sit well with his pals, Chad Gable & Otis. “Master” Gable and #4PointOtis are waving American flags in Canada to try and make a point, but will it be homefield advantage for KO?
The teams sort out and Gargano starts against Gable. They tie up, Gable headlocks, spins and hammerlocks to a drop toehold. Gable then floats back to a headlock and grinds the hold. Gargano powers up and out, Gable runs him over, ‘A THANK YEW~!” Things speed up, fans sing “GA-BLE~, GABLE GABLE GABLE~… GA-BLE~! GA-BLE~!” as Gargano RANAS and wheelbarrows Gable to an arm-drag! Then a DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Gable scrambles away. Tag to Otis and Gargano winds up to tag Kevin! Fans fire up as Kevin and Otis circle.
Kevin and Otis tie up, Kevin headlocks but Otis powers out. They RAM shoulders but neither falls. Kevin runs and RAMS Otis but almost bounces off! Otis nods, so Kevin DROPKICKS him! Otis staggers, Gable tags in but Kevin fires off haymakers! Kevin whips, CLOBBERS Gable, then SENTONS! And MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Kevin drags Gable up for a short arm LARIAT! Tag to Gable, he hops on, BACKPACK SENTON! Cover, TWO! Gable goes to a corner, Gargano runs in but Gable puts him on the outside. Gable runs, Otis tags in, Gargano SLINGSHOT SPEARS Gable!
Otis choke grips Gargano, then lifts him up to toss into the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! “For the Academy!” Fans boo Otis as he looms over Gargano and Raw goes to break.
Raw returns and Gargano fights off the Academy! Otis catches Gargano to keep him from Kevin! And then Otis RAMS Gargano into the corner! Tag to Gable, Otis whips Gable in but Gargano TOSSES him out! Otis run sin, Gable dodges and Otis POSTS himself! Gargano crawls, Kevin reaches out, but Gable anchors Gargano! Gable drags Gargano away, Gargano rolls and sends Gable towards Kevin! Gable stops himself, but Gargano rolls him up, SCHOOLBOY KICK! Fans fire up for the HOT TAG! Kevin rallies with CHOPS and forearms on Gable!
Kevin whips, atomic drops and LARIATS Gable down! Kevin DECKS Otis, corner clotheslines Gable then runs to LARIAT! Fans fire up, Gable is in the corner, “SUCK IT!” CANNONBALL! Kevin then hauls Gable up, AOI SHOUDOU! Cover, TWO!! Gable survives but Kevin hurries to a corner. Kevin climbs, leaps, SWANTON onto knees!! Kevin writhes and Gable crawls to the other corner. Gable climbs up now, and MOONSAULTS! He has to land out as Kevin moves, but he blocks the superkick. Gable spins Kevin around, Kevin fights the waistlock.
Kevin kicks low but Gable denies the Stunner! Kevin comes back to trip Gable, and he steps through! Fans fire up for the SHARPSHOOTER! Gable endures, flails, reaches around, but Kevin drags Gable away! Otis runs in to CLOBBER Kevin! Fans boo but Otis tells them to “SUCK IT!” Gable and Kevin crawl for their corners, hot tag to Gargano! Gargano DROPKICKS Otis down, then he swings a kick. Gable ducks it and waistlocks but Gargano switches. Gable switches back but Gargano switches again, only for Gable to switch one more time. Gargano bucks the O’Conner Roll while tagging in Kevin!
Gargano ROUNDHOUSES Gable, scoops him, and LAWN DARTS Gable into buckles! Kevin goes up top and he SWANTON BOMBS! Cover, TWO!?! Gable survives and shocks everyone! Kevin drags Gable back up, whips him to ropes, but Gable slips out of the pop-up! Gable gets around Kevin to GERMAN SUPLEX! Gargano tags in and he GAMANGIRIS Gable! Slingshot, but no DDT! NORTHERN LIGHTS, and a roll through, to then EXPLODER! Gable tags Otis and Otis Electric Chair Lifts Gargano. Gable tags in and goes up, for the FLYING BULLDOG!! Cover, Kevin breaks it!!
But Otis CLOBBERS Kevin! And SPLASHES in the corner! Kevin flops out but Otis pursues, to CLOBBER Kevin again! Fans boo but Otis clears off the announce desk! Otis runs at Kevin, but Kevin sends him into steel steps! SUPERKICK but Otis stays up! SUPERKICK, and now Otis is on the desk! Kevin goes to the barrier and climbs up! MACHO ELBOW through the table!! Fans are losing their minds while Gable and Gargano stand in the ring. Gargano fires off forearms, then a ROLLING- THROAT CHOP from Gable!
Gable spins now but Gargano mule kicks. Gable blocks the lariat, but not the DISCUS LEFT!! Fans fire up with Gargano and he goes to the corner. Gargano aims and powers up, but THEORY swipes at him! Fans boo, Gable hits a ROLLING ELBOW! And then a CLIFFHANGER DDT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Gargano survives and shocks Theory! Gable is also furious, so he kicks Gargano out of the ring. Theory takes a swing but misses! SUPERKICK takes Theory down! Gargano GAMAN- NO, Gable blocks! But Gargano ducks his clothesline to slingshot, ONE FINAL BEAT!! Cover, Gargano & Kevin win!!
Winners: Kevin Owens & Johnny Gargano, by pinfall
The long awaited debut of #PandaExpress is a success! The Academy and Mr. MITB couldn’t stop them, will Kevin and Gargano soon find themselves heading for some gold?
AJ Styles heads to gorilla.
More MIZFORCE guards are down and out but Styles shrugs it off. Kevin Patrick finds him, though, and asks that before facing Sami Zayn, can Styles explain why he rejected Finn Balor’s offer to join Judgement Day? Has everyone forgotten what The Judgement Day did to Styles? To get respect, you gotta show respect. Styles has been on his own for a while now and… Finn appears! Finn says he comes in peace as Styles’ friend. We all know the importance of having friends around here, right?
Finn says The Judgement Day has achieved so much already. But with Styles, him and Finn together, they could change the business again! Okay, hear him out. Styles has a match with Sami Zayn, right? And Sami’s got back up in Solo Sikoa. So as a friend, the Judgement Day would like to offer Styles an olive branch. Styles says they’ll watch his back? Yeah! Styles says he can watch is own back.
Omos & MVP head to gorilla now.
The Nigerian Giant continues to dominate, just how many men will be sent to the slaughter this time?
Theory regroups with The Alpha Academy backstage.
What happened out there? He thought they were the masters of success! Where was the success? Gable says his number one guy, Otis, hasn’t been 100% since throwing down with that “moron,” Braun Strowman! If not for that two ton doofus, the Academy would’ve schooled those fools. Well y’know what, Chad? It would’ve been good to know that before he got hit in the jaw. But they gotta get even with Kevin & Gargano. Gargano’s not gonna embarrass Theory twice in a dump like Canada!
But then Theory gets a phone call. Hello? It’s for Gable. It is? Well, okay. Gable is in high demand. Hello? “A two ton doofus, huh? Bet you think you’re real funny.” Braun promises Gable he won’t be laughing next week, beause the Monster of All Monsters is coming for him in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota! That way, they won’t have to fly Gable’s body home for his funeral! Sh-sh-shoosh please… Theory says Gable’s got this. But Otis, Gargano tried to big dog you out there and you gotta let him know who you are! What you represent! What you’re gonna do!
Next week, Otis VS Gargano, and it’ll be Gargano’s last match because of Otis! It’ll be the end of Gargano’s very short and sad career. Otis is fired up but Gable is dreading next week. Will the Academy’s teacher go into early retirement?
Handicap Match: Omos w/ MVP VS Joey Gibson & Fred Lester!
Montel Vontavius Porter is sitting with commentary at the reconstructed desk, and the Nigerian Giant against stares down two mere mortals. Will either one of these men survive the night?
The bell rings, Omos choke grips Gibson, and keeps Lester from running away! Omos SHOVES them both out of the ring! Omos then goes out, drags Joey Gibson up and RAMS him into steel steps! And then Omos storms over to Lester, scoops and LAWN DARTS him off the apron, to then BOOT him down!! MVP is singing as Omos TOSSES Lester into the ring, and SPLASHES him in the corner! Omos then goes back for Gibson to drag him up by his head! Omos TOSSES him into the ring, too! Omos then clobbers Gibson back down!
Omos roars, he drags Lester up with both hands, MOUNTAINTOP CHOKE BOMB! And then MOUNTAINTOP CHOKE BOMB for Gibson! Cover, Omos wins!
Winner: Omos, by pinfall
MVP is all fired up for Omos, and Omos then TOSSES his opponents out of the ring! MVP says Braun may be a Monster Among Monsters, but Omos is the only titan of WWE! Omos puts Gibson onto the desk, then places Lester next to him. Omos then climbs up onto the desk! Omos roars triumphantly, will he soon stand tall over all of the WWE?
The Miz regroups with MIZFORCE.
But they’re all out cold and heaped on top of each other! Miz is freaking out! MIZFORCE was supposed to be the best of the best! But of course this what happens. Wait, is he… LUMIS IS IN THE HOCKEY GEAR! Miz turns around to see him. HIGH STICKING! And then Lumis CRACKS the stick on Miz’s back! Lumis then sits with Miz, and wraps him up in THE SILENCE!! Miz fights but can’t get away, and he is OUT! Lumis pats Miz on the head, what will Lumis do to him this time?
Nikki A.S.H. VS ???
The Almost SuperHero is going solo tonight, and… CANDICE LERAE is here?!? Mrs. Johnny Wrestling, the Poison Pixie, has come to Raw! Will she get going just like her husband has?
The bell rings and Nikki tells Candice to go back to NXT! Candice blocks Nikki’s kick, trips her up, and dropkicks her out of the ring! Candice runs and baseball slides, but gets caught in the apron skirt! Nikki fires off on Candice, then refreshes the ring count. Nikki puts Candice in the ring, pushes her around, and tells her to go away. Nikki strikes a pose, but Candice rolls her up! TWO, and Candice fires off forearms and CHOPS! Candice fires off hands in the corner but lets off as the ref counts.
Fans fire up with Candice, she runs and back body blocks in the corner! Snapmare and SUPERKICK! Nikki staggers, into a BACKSTABBER! Candice hurries to a corner, she goes up but Nikki ROCKS her first! Nikki climbs up after Candice, talks trash on her, but Candice throws hands! And then takes her for a WILD RIDE!! Cover, Candice wins!
Winner: Candice LeRae, by pinfall
The Wrestling Family is on fire! Will Raw soon see the way? As for Nikki, she’s thrown off her superhero mask. Is this the breaking point for the Almost SuperHero?
Finn Balor talks with Judgement Day backstage.
They all trust each other, right? Then trust him about Styles. Styles is gonna come around. Kevin Patrick walks over to ask Damian Priest if he might hold back against his former friend in Riddle tonight. Rhea asks back, “What’s with the dumbass questions?” Priest says yeah, what’s he supposed to say? Of course he’s NOT holding back. And he’s gonna have zero remorse! KP said it himself, Riddle’s a former friend. This right here, this is his crew! This is his family. Rhea’s said it time and again, the Judgement Day runs Raw! So as far as Priest is concerned, Riddle is just running his brains into the clouds like always.
Just look at this past year! Riddle spent most of it pretending to be Randy Orton! And now Rollins has Riddle so confused, Riddle thinks he’s in the UFC. “Yo, Riddle. You’re not a Viper. You’re not a cage fighter anymore. And you sure as hell aren’t my friend. Tonight like everyone else, you Riddle, will fall while the Judgement Day will rise. Nothing personal, bro.” The Judgement Day laughs, but will they have the last laugh in the end?
Sami Zayn w/ Solo Sikoa VS AJ Styles!
As he shows off, the Honorary Uce has his own official shirt! He is truly accepted into the Bloodline, but will he be able to defend their honor against the Phenomenal One? Or will Styles show that shirts don’t amount to much?
The bell rings and the two circle. Sami backs away to a corner as fans cheer him on, but Styles tunes that out. They tie up, Sami headlocks, and fans sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE OLE~!” Styles powers out, Sami RAMS him and knocks him over! Sami holds up the finger, #WeTheOnes! Styles smirks while Sami talks trash, and Styles reaches up to headscissor him down! And then DROPKICK him! Styles CHOPS Sami in a corner, then bump him off buckles in another corner. Sami staggers around but Styles scoops him for a BACKBREAKER!
Styles looms over Sami, throws down a fist, and then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Styles follows Sami to ropes, whips him to ropes, but Sami holds them to elbow Styles back. Styles dodges Sami but runs into a back drop! Cover, ONE!! Sami is annoyed and he bumps Styles off buckles. Sami climbs up, leaps, and ELBOWS Styles down! Cover, ONE!! Sami drags Styles up, throws him out, but the ref is aware of Solo. Solo stays back, Sami goes out to fetch Styles, and SMACKS him off the apron. The ring count climbs, Sami drags Styles up to SMACK him off the apron again.
Sami goes in at 6 of 10, kicks Styles away then hits an ARABIAN PRESS! Fans fire up with the Honorary Uce as he shows off the shirt. Sami puts Styles in, covers, TWO! Sami paces but then drags Styles up. Sami swings but Styles fires off the Phenomenal Blitz! Sami sits up, into the SLIDING FOREARM! Sami staggers to a corner, Styles runs in to clothesline! And then fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Sami sits up again and Styles reels him in! But Sami fights the Clash so Styles shoves him. Sami forearms, Styles blocks the boot and slips around to torture rack! TOWERHACKER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!
Sami bails out and Solo is there. Styles glares at Solo, but slingshots to FOREARM Sami down! Styles stares Solo down and fans fire up as Raw goes to break.
Raw returns, Styles whips Sami but Sami KICKS back! Sami reels Styles in to suplex but Styles fights it! Sami keeps trying but Styles suplexes back! Sami lands on his feet to hit a NECKBREAKER! Both men go to corners, Styles runs in at Sami, but Sami gets under Styles to put him on the apron! Styles ROCKS Sami back, though, and he takes aim! Fans fire up, Styles springboards, but Sami gets under! Styles runs back in, into a BUCKLE- NO, Styles victory rolls the exploder! TWO!! Sami runs in, Styles catches him to snap suplex Sami into buckles!
Both men are down but Sami bails out to where Solo is again. Styles storms over and stares Solo down while he drags Sami up. Styles puts Sami in, he glares at Solo, then goes back inside the ring. Sami BOOTS Styles, and reels him in for a BLUE THUDNER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Sami can’t believe it but this is why Styles is a WWE Grand Slam Champion! Styles crawls to a corner, Sami runs in and fires off haymakers! Sami hoists Styles up, but Styles throws hands in return! Styles reels Sami in, TORNADO- NO, Sami blocks that to suplex, and ORANGE CRUSH! Cover, TWO!!
Sami is furious that Styles survives! Styles bails out but Sami hurries out after him! Sami POSTS Styles, and again! And then he TOSSES Styles over the barriers! Sami returns into the ring and wants the count to climb. Fans count along, Styles stirs at 6 of 10, hurries over at 8, and slides in at 9.5! Sami snarls and he drags Styles up, only for Styles to cradle! TWO!! Sami ROCKS Styles, Styles ROCKS Sami, and fans rally as they go back and forth! Sami gets the edge, but Styles roars! Sami BOOTS Styles, Styles PELES Sami! Both men are down and fans are loving this as Raw goes to break!
Raw returns again and Sami has Styles up top. Sami climbs up after him but Styles throws haymakers. Styles hops up and sunset flips but Sami holds on! But Styles pulls him form the corner and into position! Sami kicks free of The Clash! Styles staggers around, runs in, but into a CORNER EXPLODER! Sami hurries and runs corner to corner, but Styles bails out. Fans boo but Sami hurries after Styles. Sami puts Styles in, but Styles catches Sami and rolls him! CALF CRUSHER!! Sami endures, reaches out, but Styles cranks way back! Sami still reaches, claws forward, pushes through and gets the ROPEBREAK!
Solo nods as Styles lets Sami go. Sami clutches his knee and both men slowly rise. Styles storms over to Sami but into a JAWBREAKER! Styles leans on the ropes, but he runs to sunset flip! And then deadlift into position! Sami flails, gets in the ropes, and he back drops Styles up and out! Styles holds onto the ropes, ROCKS Sami, but Sami grabs hair! The ref reprimands, Sami lets go and distracts the ref, and Solo YANKS Styles down for an APRON URENAGE! Fans boo but Sami smiles as he knows Solo just helped him out. HELLUVA KICK!! Cover, Sami wins!!
Winner: Sami Zayn, by pinfall
Getting an assist in the win, Sami really IS in the Bloodline now! Solo “The Enforcer” does his job, will he, Sami and all of the Bloodline take over WWE?
Wait, here comes The Judgement Day! And of course, Finn has a mic to say, “AJ, AJ, AJ. It pains me to see you like this, bro. And I can’t help but think that if you had accepted our offer earlier, the outcome of this match may have been a little bit different. You deserve so much better than this, AJ. You deserve it, man. So seeing as I’m a fair and generous person, I’m asking you as a friend to rise up and join the Judgement Day.” Finn offers a hand, Styles thinks for a moment, but he stands up on his own. Finn throws up the Too Sweet, maybe Styles will accept that. Styles throws up the middle finger instead!
So Finn attacks Styles! As do Priest and Dom! They mug Styles, Rhea gets a chair, and Finn puts the chair around Styles’ head! Rhea holds it in place, Finn runs up, but Finn stops short of the stomp. Finn says he could’ve ended Styles’ career, but he’s Styles’ friend. This is NOT what friends do. The Judgement Day loom over Styles, having given him the most menacing of ultimatums. Will the Phenomenal One stay a lone wolf? Or will he join the wolf pack that is The Judgement Day?
Bianca, Alexa & Asuka are having fun backstage.
They’re all excited after Bianca’s big win over Iyo Sky, and then Candice finds them! Candice hopes Bianca shuts Bayley up at Extreme Rules. Oh, Bianca definitely will. And congratulations on the debut victory! Candice thanks Bianca, but then “DING DONG! Uh, why don’t you two shut up?” Bayley says compliments are just jealousy in disguise. And bullies are just cowards in disguise. Oh, Candice’s feeling real confident after one win here, huh? They can change that. Dakota says Bayley has the title match to worry about. Candice says Dakota doesn’t.
Bayley knows Candice is new here, but DMG CTRL runs things. If Candice wants a match with Dakota, just wait for next week. And Bianca, see you at Extreme Rules. Oh, they don’t have to wait for that. Things get heated but everyone backs down. Will the Poison Pixie sting #CobraKai? Will this all explode before Extreme Rules?
Matt Riddle VS Damian Priest w/ The Judgement Day!
Rollins made sure Rey & Riddle didn’t win last week, but Riddle will let him off the hook until Extreme Rules. Will the Bro get his “brovenge” on the Punisher? Or will the Judgement Day just keep on rolling roughshod through Raw?
The bell rings and Riddle circles with Priest. The fans chant “BRO! BRO! BRO!” and Riddle smirks. Riddle and Priest tie up, Priest puts Riddle in the corner but Riddle pushes back. They go along the ropes, into another corner, but Priest shoves Riddle down. Priest dares Riddle to come back and they circle again. They tie up, Priest puts Riddle on ropes but Riddle hops on to go after an arm! Riddle gets a HOVERBOARD, but Priest powers through to suplex! Riddle slips around to a SLEEPER! Priest gasps as he reaches for ropes but Riddle squeezes tight. Priest BACKPACK SENTONS!
Priest grins as he’s free, but Riddle springs to life to get the SLEEPER again! Priest scrambles to a corner, the ref counts the ropebreak, and Riddle lets off. Priest swings a back elbow but Riddle gets away. Fans cheer as the two reset and circle again. They tie up, Riddle waistlocks to headlock and hits a takeover. Priest pushes Riddle to the headscissors and holds tight. Riddle reaches out, moves around, and pushes free. Priest avoids the Penalty Kick and Riddle says it was that close. Priest shoves Riddle so Riddle shoves back. Riddle fires palm strikes but Priest bobs ‘n’ weaves to evade!
Priest swings, Riddle bobs ‘n’ weaves now! Riddle ducks Priest’s heel kick but Priest avoids the Final Flash. Riddle ducks the spin kick, but Priest blocks a kick to trip Riddle! Riddle avoids the stomps to literally kick Priest’s butt! Riddle kips up and fans fire up as Riddle dares Priest to bring it. PRiest laughs and applauds, but swings on him! Riddle catches Priest to a GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! BROTON! Cover, ONE!! Priest gets to ropes but Riddle storms up on him. Riddle CHOPS Priest, KICKS away on him in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Riddle goes side to side, Priest SPIN KICKS him down!
The Judgement Day cheers but the fans boo as Priest rains down forearms! Priest paces, he drags Riddle up and says, “You’re trying to embarrass me on my birthday?!” Oh, well happy birthday, Priest. He TOSSES Riddle to a corner! But Riddle blocks the haymaker into a TRIANGLE, which he makes into a RANA that throws Priest up and out! Riddle is on the apron, Finn gets Priest out of the way, meaning Finn takes the PENALTY KICK! Riddle LEAPS at Priest, but Priest DECKS him out of the sky! Priest then suplexes for a BROKEN ARROW onto the barriers!! Riddle shouts in pain while Priest roars triumphantly, and Raw goes to break!
Raw returns and Priest keeps Riddle down with a motorcycle stretch. Priest taunts Riddle, “You want more pain? Yeah, you want more pain.” Priest digs his knee in deeper but Riddle powers up! Priest shifts to a chinlock but Riddle fires body shots. Priest CLUBS Riddle down and grabs the arms for more of the motorcycle. Rhea wants Priest to make Riddle pay, but Riddle KANGAROO KICKS! Riddle fires off palm strikes and a BOOT! Then he shoots around, ripcords, FINAL FLASH! Priest goes to a corner, Riddle kips up and runs in to forearm smash! Riddle goes side to side, another forearm smash!
Riddle reels Priest in but Priest fights the clinch. Priest shoves Riddle down, runs at him, but into the BROSPLODER! Riddle goes up and out to PENALTY KICK! Then a FLOATING BRO ATTACK! Direct hit and both men are down! Fans fire up, Riddle stands and puts Priest in the ring. Riddle hurries in, he blocks a kick to give a kick and he gets Priest up for a POWERBOMB! Flip over to a FINAL FLASH! Cover, TWO!! Priest survives and Judgement Day breathes easier. Riddle goes to a corner, he climbs up top, but Priest SHOVES Riddle down! Riddle hits barriers!
Riddle clutches his side while Judgement Day laughs at him. Priest goes out to fetch Riddle, and he hoists Riddle up to run and RAM him into more barriers! Priest snarls as he looms over Riddle, and Raw goes to break.
Raw returns one more time and Riddle has Priest up top now! Priest fights Riddle off with a HEADBUTT! Riddle falls, Priest stands up, but Riddle springs up after Priest! Riddle stands on the very top, brings Priest up with him, SUPER FISHERMAN SUPLEX!! Fans are fired up and Judgement Day is freaking out! Riddle crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Priest survives and Riddle can’t believe it! Both men slowly sit up, Priest throws a forearm! Riddle forearms back! Priest throws a body shot, and another, but Riddle CHOPS and CHOPS! Priest ROCKS Riddle, throws body shots and a HEADBUTT!
Riddle fires off palm strike after palm strike, but Priest ROCKS him! FINAL FLASH! Riddle runs, but Priest blocks this knee to BELL CLAP! And then ROLLING- ROUNDHOUSE!! Priest sits down, Riddle aims to BUZZ- NO, Priest ducks and shoves Riddle to a corner. Riddle goes up and over, Priest catches him! Riddle fights free to dragon sleeper! And gut wrench! Riddle tucks the leg, BRO DEREK!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Priest survives and even Rhea is shocked! Riddle is beside himself, but he drags Priest into a drop zone before climbing up top!
Rhea distracts Riddle, but then drops down as Priest CLUBS Riddle on the back! Priest drags Riddle into the Crucifix, for a DOM- NO, Riddle lands on his feet so Priest LARIATS him down! COMPLETE SHOT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Priest can’t believe it but Riddle survives now! Priest snarls and he aims at Riddle. Riddle rises, choke grip, SOUTH OF- NO, Riddle slips free, ducks and RK- NO!! Priest dragon sleepers but Riddle slips free! Priest springboards, into the FINAL FLASH!! Riddle hears the voices, bro! Finn gets on the apron but Riddle DECKS him! RK- NO, Priest blocks again!
Priest torture racks Riddle but Riddle fights free. Riddle has a SPLADLE! RIDDLE WINS!
Winner: Matt Riddle, by pinfall
But Dom, Finn and even Rhea attack! They mug The Bro, and then they feed him to SOUTH OF HEAVEN! “You think you know me.” WHAT?!? The Rated R Superstar is back! Edge runs in, dodges Finn and SPEARS Dom! Edge glares at Dom but Rhea saves him by dragging him out of the ring. Finn runs in, Edge dodges him, and SPEARS Finn down!! Fans are thunderous as Edge has risen like a dark phoenix! Edge gets a mic to say, “You have tried to finish me over and over again. But I always come back! Even if it takes me nine years, I come back. And I got to come back in Edmonton! In MY country!”
Edge doesn’t quit! So Finn, Edge has a challenge for you. Extreme Rules, for the first time ever, Edge VS Finn 1v1, IN AN I QUIT MATCH!!! The Prince glares at Edge, but he seems to nod yes! Who will go to the extreme to make the other say those dreaded two words?
A great episode tonight with so much set up for Extreme Rules. Especially with basically all the matches now having a stipulation, as is the point of Extreme Rules the PPV concept. Great opening segment with the Raw Women’s Championship story, and I like that it’ll be a Ladder match between Bianca and Bayley. It won’t be about pinning or submitting, which can definitely be to Bayley’s advantage since she needed DMG CTRL to pin Bianca, and can even have them help her cheat in winning the match.
Great to see Candice LeRae now joining her husband here on Raw, and it works on multiple levels that she beat Nikki. Nikki’s been just circling a breaking point that could reset her to SAnitY Nikki. Candice also getting in on the DMG CTRL story is cool, there’s a lot of possibilities here. Speaking of Johnny Wrestling, Gargano & Kevin had a great match against Alpha Academy, and of course Theory got involved. It bites him in the butt, The Academy loses, and then we get a good segment where Gable sticks his foot in his mouth. Gable is gonna get squashed by Braun, Gargano is going to have an awesome match with Otis, but I bet Theory also gets involved with that one.
Omos crushes more jobbers, but MVP was calling out Braun, so maybe Omos goes after Braun after he’s done with Gable? Omos VS Braun has potential, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they do the ring breaking superplex spot like back in the day. Great stuff out of Miz and his “MIZFORCE,” but of course MIZFORCE was going to get taken out by Lumis. At some point, Lumis has to draw a picture to illustrate what kind of match he wants with Miz, or just what he wants with Miz period.
Great match from Styles VS Sami, showing there is cross-brand storytelling with The Bloodline. I also like that there is more blending of stories as Finn keeps trying to recruit Styles. Styles refuses and pays for it, and then we get a great match between Riddle and Priest. Riddle winning with the Spladle is great because it keeps this going while still giving Riddle momentum going into the Fight Pit. Edge making his return is great, and him challenging Finn to an I Quit is wild. I cannot wait to see this one. The HHH Era is awesome!
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (9/26/22)
Arthur Ashe gets Elevated!
Mr. & Mrs. Superbad are in the Dark!
As if Grand Slam wasn’t enough, AEW has some extra innings here with Dark: Elevation! Will Mr. & Mrs. Superbad, Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford, be hot together in Mixed Tag action?
- Mixed Tag: Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Capt. Shawn Dean & Skye Blue; Kip & Penelope win.
- Ortiz VS Serpentico w/ Luther; Ortiz wins.
If what I’ve read is correct, there are only TWO matches for Elevation tonight after how stacked Grand Slam was this year. And it’s pretty clear to see which way each match will go, too, so not much else to say.
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