For the third consecutive year, WWE SummerSlam comes our way from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Including the kickoff show, the night has 13 matches scheduled, eight of them for championships. As always the night starts with a two-hour pre-show featuring three matches.
The kickoff show has a full panel with Renee Young, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Lita, David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg, along with Sam Roberts, Charly Caruso and Dasha Fuentes backstage. We also get treated with not one but two Elias Samson ballads.
Match 1: The Miztourage (Miz, Bo Dallas, and Curtis Axel) defeat The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan
The Miz picked up the win for his team after a blind tag allowed him to sneak behind Jason Jordan and hit a Scull Crushing Finale for the pinfall victory.
Match 2: WWE Cruiserweight Championship - Neville defeats Akira Tozawa
After getting the knees up to block Tozawa's senton, Neville hits a massive Red Arrow on to Tozawa's back and gets the 1-2-3 to regain the cruiserweight championship.
Match 3: WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship
The Usos defeat The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)
After tons of near falls, The Usos take advantage of Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston being laid out on the outside. Big E tries to hit the Big Ending but a series of superkicks from the Usos, including two double kicks, followed by the double splash leads to the Usos regaining the SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles.
You can watch the entire two-hour kick-off show below.
Match 1: John Cena vs Baron Corbin
Cena rolls out of the ring and tells JBL that this kid is shook and he is obviously still thinking about last Tuesday night. Cena puts on JBL’s cowboy hat. Corbin tries to attack Cena outside but Cena rolls back into the ring. Corbin levels Cena with a right hand then stomps Cena in the corner. Big boot by Corbin then a surprise clothesline to Cena. Cena tries to fire up but Cena ends up running headfirst into a power slam by Corbin.
Cena gets some offense in and goes for his five moves of doom but misses the five knuckle shuffle. Corbin dives under the ropes, rolls back into the ring and blasts Cena with a chokeslam backbreaker. Corbin sets up a superplex. Cena fights Corbin off. Tornado DDT by Cena. Five knuckle shuffle by Cena. Cena sets up the AA but Corbin counters into the deep six. Cena kicks out. Corbin takes off his shirt and beats down Cena in the corner. Corbin tries his duck under the ropes bit again but Cena meets him with a lariat. Cena hits the AA for the win!
Winner – John Cena
Match 2: SmackDown Live Women' Championship
Naomi (c) vs Natalya
Natalya slaps Naomi in the face as soon as the bell rings. Seated atomic drop by Natalya and she steps on Naomi’s back. Naomi pops up and hurricanranas Natalya. Natalya rolls to the outside but Naomi hits a blockbuster off the apron. Naomi rolls Natalya back into the ring for a near fall. Natalya stuns Naomi’s leg on the top rope and catapults Naomi headfirst into the ring post. Natalya only gets a two count. Naomi lands a few leg kicks but Natalya picks Naomi up and hits a Michinoku driver for another near fall. Natalya applies an abdominal stretch. Naomi escapes but eats a discus clothesline by Natalya. Natalya sets up a superplex.
Naomi counters and hits a second rope Russian leg sweep. Natalya and Naomi trade strikes. Natalya tries another discus clothesline but Naomi counters with a scorpion kick. Head scissor driver for a near fall by Naomi. Glow kicks by Naomi but Natalya grabs Naomi’s leg and forces her into a split. Natalya kicks Naomi in the head. Natalya gets trapped on the second rope. Naomi crushes Natalya with a springboard guillotine leg drop! Naomi only gets another two count. Natalya trips Naomi into the corner. Naomi locks in her submission but Natalya reverses it into the sharpshooter. Naomi rolls Natalya into the turnbuckle. Naomi tries the split legged moonsault but Natalya gets her knees up. Natalya locks in the sharpshooter. Naomi has no choice but to tap out.
Winner and NEW SmackDown Live Women’s Champion, Natalya!
Match 3: Big Show vs Big Cass
(Enzo Amore will be in a shark cage over the ring)
Big Show has his right hand is all wrapped up. Show punches Cass in the gut with his right hand. Show winces in pain and switches to his left. Show chokes Cass in the corner. Big chop by Show. Show whips Cass into the corner hard. Show lays in a few kicks to Cass’ ribs. Sidewalk slam by Show. Show comes down hard on his bad hand. Body slam by Show. Show climbs up top. Show misses a splash. Show lands right on his hand. Cass splashes Show in the corner. Cass charges in again but Show hits the WMD with his bad hand. Cass kicks out. Cass kicks Show in his hand. Cass works over Show’s injured hand.
Top wrist lock by Cass. Show manages to toss Cass across the ring. Running clothesline by Show. Show chokeslams Cass. Cass kicks out at 2.5. Cass rolls out of the ring. Show tries to bring Cass back into the ring but Cass slams Show’s hand on the ring post. In the shark cage, Enzo strips down to his boxers to try to squeeze through the bars of the shark cage. Enzo pulls gloves out of his boxers and a bottle of oil. Enzo sprays the oil all over himself. Enzo squeezes through the bars and jumps out of the cage. Cass greets Enzo with a big boot. Cass lands two big boots on Show followed by the empire elbow for the win.
Winner – Big Cass
Match 4: Randy Orton vs Rusev
Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring and goes to do his corner pose as Rusev attacks from behind. Rusev beats down Orton for a few minutes till the ref pulls him away. The ref checks on Orton to see if he can go, Randy says yes and the bell rings. Rusev charges in, RKO out of nowhere, 1-2-3.
Winner- Randy Orton
Match 5: Raw Women's Championship
Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss (c)
Bliss forces Banks into the corner. Banks and Bliss trade shots. Bliss blast Banks with a stiff elbow. Banks tries to lock in the Banks Statement but Bliss avoids it. Bliss stuns Banks on the ropes. Bliss hits a crossbody off the top. Banks turns it into a pin of her own. Bliss kicks out. Bliss traps Banks in the corner and kicks her over and over again. Banks catches Bliss with a high knee. Bliss traps Banks in the ropes. Bliss slams Banks headfirst into the mat. Banks fires up bit Bliss choke pushes her. Bliss goes up top. Banks cut her off but Bliss manages to put Banks in a sleeper on the top rope. Bliss breaks the hold. Banks falls to the mat. Bliss hits insult to injury off the top rope for a near fall.
Bliss shoulder blocks Banks in the corner. Bliss tries to lock in another top rope choke. Banks counters and slams Bliss to the mat. Sliding knee by Banks. Banks and Bliss are both out on the mat. Banks fires up. After a few punches and clotheslines Banks Regal cutters Bliss for a near fall. Bliss tries a neck breaker but Banks fights it off. Bliss drives Bank’s face into her knee. Bliss tries another choke push but Banks kicks her in the head. Bliss tries a sunset flip off the second rope. Banks holds Bliss up and drives her head first into the turnbuckle. Double knees by Banks. Bliss tries to DDT Banks. Banks turns it into the Banks Statement. Bliss gets to the ropes. Bliss rolls out of the ring.
Banks rolls out to the apron. Bliss yanks the ring skirt which causes Banks to fall off the apron. Bliss brings Banks back into the ring just to throw her back to the outside. Banks hits the mat hard. Banks is clutching her shoulder. Banks is almost counted out. Bliss works over Banks’ shoulder. Bliss hits the Twisted Bliss but Banks kicks out. Bliss tries to pick Banks up off the mat but Banks locks in the Banks Statement. Bliss rolls into a pin. Banks kicks out and rolls back into the Banks Statement. Bliss taps out.
Winner and NEW Raw Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks!
Match 6: "The Demon" Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt
Bálor crawls around on the ground. Wyatt rolls out of the ring. He isn’t sure what to make of Bálor. Wyatt gets in the ring and punches Bálor. Bálor shrugs it off. Bálor takes Wyatt down with a double axe handle. Bálor stomps Wyatt out. Wyatt rolls out of the ring. Bálor blast Wyatt with a clothesline outside the ring. Back in the ring, Bálor leap frogs over Wyatt. Wyatt does his hanging rope taunt. Wyatt rolls out of the ring again. Bálor topé con hilos onto Wyatt. Bálor rolls Wyatt back into the ring. Bálor goes up top but Wyatt rolls out of the ring once again. Bálor tries to retrieve Wyatt but Wyatt punches him in the face. Wyatt hits a rope hung suplex to the outside. Back in the ring. Wyatt hits an inverted Tower of London. Wyatt tries to pin Bálor but Bálor’s shoulder was up. Wyatt locks in a rear chin lock.
Wyatt whips Bálor into the corner. Wyatt hits a splash. Wyatt sets up Sister Abigail. Bálor counters and double foot stomps Wyatt. Bálor tosses Wyatt to the outside. Baseballs slide by Bálor. Bálor hits a PK on the apron. Wyatt tries to stand but Bálor leaps off the apron and double foot stomps Wyatt’s back. Wyatt tries Sister Abigail again. Bálor counters and hits the sling blade. Bálor runs into a big boot by Wyatt. Wyatt goes up top. Bálor dropkicks Wyatt off the top. Eye of the Hurrican by Bálor. Wyatt rolls out of the ring for about the 157th time. Bálor torpedo dropkicks Wyatt on the outside. Bálor rolls Wyatt back into the ring. Bálor runs at Wyatt but runs right into a clothesline. Wyatt does the spider walk. Bálor pops up and yells in Wyatt’s face. Sling blade by Bálor. Bálor torpedo dropkicks Wyatt. Bálor lands the coup de grâce for the win!
Winner – Finn Bálor
Match 7: Raw Tag Team Championship
The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) vs Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
Ambrose and Cesaro lock up. Ceasro drives Ambrose into the corner. Sheamus tags in and locks up with Ambrose. Ambrose slams Sheamus. Rollins tags himself in and drives a knee into Sheamus’ head. Elbow by Ambrose. Cesaro tags in and is complete shotted into the turnbuckle by Rollins. Double back elbows by Ambrose and Rollins. Dropkick by Ambrose. Rollins follows that with a dropkick of his own. Ambrose and Rollins send Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus brogue kicks Ambrose outside the ring. Rollins tries a dive but Sheamus and Cesaro catch Rollins in the air. Cesaro and Sheamus launch Rollins in the air. Rollins crashes to the mat outside. Sheamus sends Rollins back into the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus take turns beating down Rollins in their corner. Rollins surprises Cesaro with a blockbuster off the top. Sheamus cuts Rollins off from tagging in Ambrose. Bodyslam by Sheamus.
Cesaro runs off the apron and jumps into the crowd. There was a beach ball being bounced around in the crowd. Cesaro grabs the ball and rips it up. In the ring, Rollins catches Sheamus with his pop up head kick. Rollins dumps Cesaro to the outside. Cesaro clutches at his knee. Ambrose dives off the top onto everyone. Rollins finally tags in Ambrose. Ambrose clotheslines Cesaro. Ambrose dives to the outside onto Sheamus. Sheamus hits the ring but Rollins springboard clotheslines him. Ambrose and Rollins send Cesaro and Sheamus out of the ring. Ambrose and Rollins hit tandem dives. Ambrose and Rollins hit a Hart attack sling blade. Ambrose dives off the top right into a European uppercut by Cesaro. Cesaro knocks Ambrose into the ropes. Ambrose hits the lunatic lariat. Sheamus goes up top but Ambrose cuts him off. Rollins kicks Sheamus in the back. Ambrose superplexes Sheamus off the top.
Rollins hits a top rope splash for a near fall. Rollins and Ambrose beat the crap out of Sheamus in the corner. Rollins and Ambrose try to double powerbomb Sheamus but Cesaro breaks it up. Cesaro tags in and splashes Ambrose. Ambrose rolls through into a pin. Cesaro kicks out. Ambrose tries dirty deeds. Cesaro counters into the swing. Cesaro transitions into the sharpshooter. On the outside, Sheamus hits a rolling senton on Rollins. Ambrose almost gets to the ropes. Cesaro pulls Ambrose back and locks in the cross face. Ambrose breaks the hold. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a power bomb clothesline combo. Cesaro and Sheamus set up their finish. Rolling springboards up to the top rope and hurricanranas Cesaro off the top. Cesaro goes flying into Sheamus. Rollins superkicks EVERYONE! Rollins hits the ripcord V-Trigger knee on Sheamus. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds for the win!
Winners and NEW Raw Tag Team Champions, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins!
Match 8: United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens - Special Referee Shane McMahon
Before the bell rings Styles jumps on Owens. Shane pulls Styles off of Owens. The bell rings and Owens and Styles tear into each other. Owens and Styles end up on the outside. Styles hit a sliding knee off the apron. Owens stomps on Styles as he gets into the ring. Styles surprised Owens with a dropkick. Back breaker by Styles. Styles leap frogs over Owens but Owens manages to destroy Styles with a clothesline. Corner clothesline by Owens. Owens immediately follows that up with a cannon ball in the corner. Running Senton by Owens for a near fall. Owens argues with Shane after a near fall. Owens chops Styles around the ring. Styles fires up and a pier six brawl breaks out. Styles picks up Owens in a fireman’s carry. Owens counters. Styles picks up Owens and hits a wheelbarrow face buster. Styles tries a backflip DDT but Owens moves out of the way. Owens superkicks Styles. Styles goes up top. Owens pushes Shane into the ropes. Styles gets crotched on the top rope. Owens tries a superplex but Styles reverses it into a sunset flip power bomb.
Shane is checking on Owens. Styles goes for a springboard 450. Owens pulls Shane in the way. Styles lands on Owens and Shane. Styles checks on Shane. Owens hits the pop-up power bomb. Owens makes the cover. Shane takes a long time to count the fall. Styles kicks out. Owens gets in Shane’s face. Owens yells that Shane should be fine since he falls off buildings. Styles traps Owens in the calf slicer. Owens rakes Styles’ eyes. Owens pushes Styles into Shane. Shane falls out of the ring. Styles locks in the calf slicer. Owens taps but there is no referee. Styles gets in Shane’s face. Owens rolls up Styles for a near fall. Owens tries another cannonball but Styles levels him with a forearm. Styles suplexes Owens into the corner. Styles tries a top rope Frankensteiner. Owens holds Styles and fisherman busters him off the top! Styles kicks out! Styles misses the Pelé kick. Superkick by Owens. Styles lands the Styles Clash. Owens somehow kicks out! Styles misses the Phoenominal Forearm. Owens hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb. Style gets his foot on the rope as Shane counts the three. Shane waves off the pin. Owens is livid. Owens pushes Shane. Shane pushes Owens into a roll up by Styles. Owens kicks out. Pelé kick by Styles. Phoenominal Forearm by Styles. Styles picks up Owens and Styles Clashes him for the win.
Winner and STILL United States Champion, AJ Styles!
Match 9: WWE Championship Match
Jinder Mahal (c) w/The Singh Brothers vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura kicks Mahal in the leg. Mahal backs up. Mahal and Nakamura lock up. Mahal grabs an armbar. Nakamura flips out of it and slaps on a headlock. Mahal counters into a headlock of his own. Nakamura forces Mahal into the ropes. Nakamura taunts Mahal. Mahal pushes Nakamura away. Nakamura tells Mahal to come on! Mahal charges in but Nakamura sidesteps and sends Mahal out of the ring. Nakamura elbows Mahal in the face and kicks him in the chest so hard Mahal fall off the apron. Mahal hits the ropes and runs right into a leg lariat. Jumping knee drop by Nakamura. Mahal crawls to the corner. Nakamura gives Mahal good vibrations. Mahal rolls to the outside. Nakamura sends Mahal back into the ring. Nakamura gets distracted by the Singh Brothers. Mahal knocks Nakamura off the apron. Mahal stomps out Nakamura. Mahal mocks Nakamura and tells him to come on. Running back elbow by Mahal. Mahal elbows Nakamura on the crown of his head.
Nakamura misses a kick but rolls right into an enziguri. Mahal hit the ropes but Nakamura levels him with a kick to the face. Yes kicks by Nakamura. Nakamura sets Mahal on the top rope. Running knee to the gut by Nakamura. Mahal kicks out. Nakamura tries the reverse exploder. Mahal fights out of it. Mahal picks up Nakamura but Nakamura counters into a triangle. Mahal gets his foot on the rope. Nakamura tries a suplex but Mahal counters. Nakamura manages to gourd buster Mahal. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Mahal moves out of the way. Mahal sets up his finisher. Nakamura counters and kicks Mahal in the head. Nakamura hits a Kinshasa to the back of Mahal’s head. The Singh Brothers hit the ring. Nakamura dispatches both Singh Brothers. Mahal sneaks up behind Nakamura and hits his finisher for the win.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal!
Match 10: Raw Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way
Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Braun Stroman vs Samoa Joe
As the bell rings Strowman attacks Reigns. Joe and Lesnar fight in the corner. Lesnar belly to belly suplexes Joe. Joe rolls out of the ring. Reigns sends Strowman into the barricade. Reigns charges Lesnar. Reigns German suplexes Reigns. Joe hits the ring and eats a German suplex as well. Strowman gets in the ring. Before Lesnar and Strowman can lock up Reigns and Joe attack them both. Lesnar and Strowman clear the ring again. Strowman tosses Lesnar into the corner. Strowman clotheslines Lesnar over the top rope. Reigns tries to clothesline Strowman over the top rope but Strowman doesn’t budge. Strowman tosses Reigns to the other side of the ring. On the outside, Joe puts Lesnar in the Coquina Clutch. Reigns tries to Spear them both but Joe moves out of the way. Reigns Spears Lesnar through the barricade. Joe Urnages Reigns on the announcer desk. Strowman pounces Joe into the announce desk! Strowman picks up Lesnar and running power slams him through the announce table. Strowman throws Joe into the ring. As Strowman tries to get in the ring, Reigns hits the drive-by.
Joe dives throw the ropes onto Reigns. Joe and Reigns fight. Strowman darts a desk chair into them both. Strowman picks up Lesnar and running power slams him through another announce desk! Strowman picks up the last announce desk and drops it on top of Lesnar!Officials and referees run down to pull the desk off of Lesnar. The paramedics come to ringside and put Lesnar on a back board to bring Lesnar to the back. Lesnar is brought to the back. Strowman picks up the ring steps and hits Joe with them. Reigns struggles to his feet. Strowman hits Reigns with the steps. Joe gets up. Strowman hits Joe with the steps again. Strowman sends Reigns into the ring. Reigns hits Strowman with the ring steps over and over again. Joe rolls up Reigns but Reigns kicks out. Running senton for a near fall by Joe. Reigns surprises Joe with a Samoan drop for a two count.
Reigns calls for the Superman punch. Joe counters into the Coquina Clutch. Strowman gets back in the ring and chokeslams Reigns and Joe at the same time. Lesnar marches back to the ring. Lesnar spears Strowman. Lesnar German suplexes Reigns and Joe. Strowman attacks Lesnar from behind. Lesnar counters and tries to German suplex Strowman but Strowman isn’t having it. Strowman splashes Lesnar in the corner but Lesnar latches on and locks in the kimura. Reigns Superman punches Lesnar, then Joe, then Strowman. Reigns Spears Lesnar. Lesnar kicks out. Reigns calls for the Spear. Joe grabs Reigns and locks in the clutch. Strowman dropkicks them both. Strowman power slams Joe. Lesnar pulls the referee out of the ring. Reigns pop-up Superman punches Strowman. Strowman finally hits the running power slam on Reigns. Lesnar breaks up the pin. Lesnar picks up Strowman for the F5. Strowman reverses it into a powerslam but Reigns Spear them both. Joe tosses Reigns out of the ring and locks in the clutch on Lesnar. Lesnar turns the clutch into an F5. Reigns breaks up the pin. Multiple Superman punches by Reigns. Reigns calls for the Spear. Reigns charges in and runs right into the F5. It’s over!
Winner and STILL Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar!
For the third year in a row, NXT Takeover invades Brooklyn, NY for the hottest show of the summer. This years event features five matches and every single title will be defended. The main events will see the undefeated NXT Women's Champion Asuka take on Ember Moon and NXT Champion Bobby Roode defending against Drew McIntyre.
Match 1: Andrade “Cien” Almas w/Zelina Vega defeats Johnny Gargano
Gargano hits Almas with a pair of super kicks then throws him into the corner. As Gargano sets up Meet in the Middle, Vega throws a #DIY shirt at Gargano, distracting him enough to let Almas hit a torpedo dropkick. Almas then hits the hammer-lock DDT and picks up the win via pinfall.
Match 2: NXT Tag Team Championship
Sanity (Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe) w/ Nikki Cross & Killian Dain defeat
The Authors of Pain w/ Paul Ellering
A chaotic finish sees Young and Wolfe take the advantage after a pair of suicide dives on to Akam and Rezar. Nikki Cross jumps into the ring looking to do the same, but Paul Ellering cuts her off. As the ref tries to get them both out the ring Nikki gets away and jumps of the top rope for a crossbody onto Akam. Akam catches Nikki but Killain Dain takes the both out with a crossbody through an earlier set up table. Young an Wolfe take advantage in the ring, hitting Rezar with the finisher and picking up the pinfall victory and becoming the New NXT Tag Team Champions!
After the match, NXT new comers Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly hit the ring attacking anyone left standing in the ring and posed with the NXT tag belts.
Match 3: Aleister Black defeats Hideo Itami
Hideo Itami looks for the Go-To-Sleep to put Aleister Black away, but Black battles out. Itami does some taunting and screams for respect. Itami charges in to Black Mass and he's out. Black makes the pin to pick up the win.
Match 4: NXT Women's Championship
Asuka retains over Ember Moon
Ember Moon, bad shoulder and all, manages to hit Asuka with the Eclipse, but the determined champion refused to lay down. Ember went for a second Eclipse, but Asuka held the ref in the way so Ember went for a cross-body over the ref. Asuka rolled it in to a pin, also grabbing a handful of tights. The ref see the cheating and calls the pin off. Super kick to Asuka but she still kicks out. Asuka plays possum grabbing Ember into a cross arm-breaker as she reached down. Ember gets out but then gets locked into the Asuka lock in the middle of the ring. Ember fights for awhile but eventual is forced to tap out, giving the undefeated champion the submission victory.
Match 5: NXT Championship
Drew McIntyre defeated Bobby Roode to win the NXT Title
McIntyre clotheslines Roode off the top. McIntyre kips up and tries to pick up Roode. Roode fights out of it and hits a Manhattan drop. Roode bounces off the ropes but McIntyre picks Roode up in an air raid crash. Roode kicks out. Roode stuns McIntyre on the top rope. Roode goes up top again. McIntyre cuts Roode off and joins him on the top rope. McIntyre sets up a superplex but Roode knocks McIntyre off the top. McIntyre hops back up but Roode crotches him on the top rope. Roode drops McIntyre into the tree of woe. Roode screams about this being his NXT. McIntyre sits up and suplexes Roode off the top.
McIntyre calls for the Claymore. Roode is out on the mat. McIntyre tries to pick up Roode but Roode turns it into a jackknife pin for a two count. McIntyre tries to hit the Future Shock DDT but Roode counters into the back stabber. Roode lights McIntyre up with chops in the corner, then a corner clothesline. Roode misses a clothesline and McIntyre traps him in a backslide. Roode kicks out but McIntyre manages to hit the Future Shock DDT! Roode kicks out! McIntyre picks up Roode in a fireman’s carry. McIntyre climbs up top but Roode counters into a powerbomb off the top. McIntyre kicks out a two. McIntyre and Roode trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Roode hits an enziguri. McIntyre rolls into the corner. McIntyre explodes out of the corner and obliterates Roode with the Claymore! Roode gets his foot on the rope to break the pin. Roode rolls to the outside.
McIntyre tries to go outside to retrieve Roode. The referee stops McIntyre for some reason. McIntyre dives over the top onto Roode. McIntyre grabs Roode and pulls him back into the ring. McIntyre calls for the Claymore once again. Roode reverses it into a spine buster! Roode picks up McIntyre for the Glorious DDT but McIntyre counters it into a pin. Roode kicks out. Roode hits the ropes and hits a tilt-a-whirl Glorious DDT! McIntyre somehow kicks out! Roode picks up McIntyre and hits another Glorious DDT. Instead of going the pin, Roode picks McIntyre up for another Glorious DDT. McIntyre counters with a headbutt. McIntyre hits the Claymore out of nowhere for the win!
After the match, Kyle O'Reilly and Booby Fish are standing in the corner. Drew goes over to them and as they discuss something ADAM COLE attacks from behind. O'Reilly and Fish hold Drew up for an Adam Cole super kick and the night ends with the new blood standing tall.
Long time wrestler and commentator for TNA/GFW Impact Wrestling, Pope D'Angelo Dinero appears to be finished with the company. Dinero posted a somewhat cryptic Instagram message this morning (August 17) with a farewell message.
The post reads:
“The clock is ticking, never standing still, yet memories will come, in floods they will. This was no surprise as things began to click, when negotiations stalled because of arithmetics. In arriving hello is easy to say, in departing it’s different as some will sway. But no not me as I look towards the sky, for there’s a reason I’ve always walked with my head held high. Although the past will come trickling around and through, the future is bright with much things for me to do. So thanks to my friends and staff who showed me goodwill, because those memories are the only moments that makes the clock stand still.” ~PHS
According to the Hollywood Report, 16 time World Champion and current WWE free agent John Cena will be joining the cast of the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee in a lead role.
Cena will be joining a cast including Hailee Steinfeld, who will also be in a lead role, and relative newcomers Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.
The story is set in the year 1987, where Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.
The film kicked off production Monday in California. Paramount has set a new release date of Dec. 21, 2018, which puts Bumblebee opposite Warner Bros.' Aquaman.
Last night (July 29) WWE held their last event at Detroit's famed Joe Louis Arena. The house show feature several big names and matches. Among the matches were a rematch of the Great Balls of Fire PPV event which saw Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defeat Samoa and a tag match featuring the team of Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton vs Jinder Mahal and Dolph Ziggler.
The WWE closed out the night by revealing to the live crowd some big news, Hell In A Cell will be held in Detroit in October.
The PPV will take place October 8 at the brand new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The event will be hosted by the SmackDown Live brand.
Mattel and WWE are launching a girls’ product line that features the first-ever fashion dolls of Nikki and Brie Bella, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Alicia Fox and Eva Marie, to leverage the popularity of WWE’s female Superstars and give its sizable girl fan base a new way to connect with their favorite brands.
The new WWE Superstars product line, which was revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con, offers fans an original way to play and includes the following:
This is the first time female WWE Superstars will have a fashion doll and role-playing line, in addition to the action figures inspired by their in-ring characters. The dolls will be available for preorder online only at Toysrus.com beginning Monday, July 24, and exclusively at Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide and Toysrus.com this September.
“The launch of the first-ever WWE girls’ product line is a significant moment in the evolution of not only our female Superstars, but our entire company,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “We are honored to partner with Mattel to provide kids with another way to connect with our incredible female performers who inspire confidence and strength.”
“At Mattel, we have a deep understanding of how girls play and are proud to be WWE’s partner in bringing the first ever female Superstar fashion doll line to fans, said Lori Pantel, SVP and GM for Girl’s Toy Box. “This line shows girls that they too can be a WWE Superstar and fits well within our portfolio of girl’s brands by offering unique doll aesthetics with empowering messages.”
Via WWE Press Release
Wizard World, Inc. today (July 12) announced the addition of six WWE® Superstars to its celebrity roster at its 20th trip to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, held Thursday through Sunday, August 24-27. Roman Reigns ™, Alexa Bliss™, Kevin Owens®, Charlotte Flair™ and The Hardy Boyz™ will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive fan Q&A’s during their respective appearances.
Reigns and Bliss will attend on Thursday, August 24 (Roman Reigns 5-8 p.m., Alexa Bliss 6-9 p.m.); Owens and Flair will appear on Friday, August 25 (Kevin Owens 3-6 p.m., Charlotte Flair 4-7 p.m.); and Jeff and Matt Hardy can be seen on Saturday, August 26 from 4-7 p.m.
The six standout Superstars join an already strong Wizard World Comic Con Chicago celebrity lineup that includes The “Doctor Who” trio of David Tennant (“Jessica Jones”) and Alex Kingston (“E.R.”), John Barrowman (“Arrow”), the Avengers:Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War tandem of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Henstridge (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Steve Blum (Toonami, Cowboy Bebop ), Gene Simmons (KISS frontman), the “Psych” duo of James Roday and Dule Hill, John Cusack (Say Anything…, Better off Dead…) and Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” “Stargate’ Atlantis”). Chicago is Wizard World’s longest running and largest comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Special events abound all week, highlighted by 'An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band' At Park West (Saturday, 8 p.m.), Bostwick hosting a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show (Saturday, 9 p.m.) and more.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 24, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 25, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.
For more on the 2017 Wizard World Chicago, visit http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago.
The first set of tapings for the Mae Young Classic are set for tonight (July 13) and tomorrow (July 14) at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Below is the full list of all the participants along with a little info on each:
Dakota Kai, a.k.a. Cheree Crowley, Evie is a 29 year old Kiwi professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she performs in their development territory NXT, under the ring name Dakota Kai. Crowley also wrestled internationally for the American promotions Shimmer Women Athletes and Shine Wrestling as well as for Pro Wrestling Alliance in Sydney, Australia, where she is a former PWWA champion. She also worked for Impact Pro Wrestling in New Zealand, where she is a former three-time IPW Women's Champion.
Serena Deeb is a 31 year old American yoga instructor and professional wrestler. She is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment, appearing on the SmackDown brand and also known for her time with the developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling, under the ring name Serena. Deeb also made appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling, where she was a six-time Women's Champion, Shimmer Women Athletes and Wrestling New Classic, where she is a former one-time WNC Women's Champion.
Vanessa Borne, a.k.a Danielle Kamela is an American cheerleader, dancer, model and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she works in their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Vanessa Borne. She was trained by Rikishi and Gangrel at Knokx Pro Entertainment and signed with the WWE on April 12, 2016.
The first ever female Chinese signee to be signed to WWE Zhao Xia has been renamed. She will now be known as Xia Li. Zhao is 5-foot-4, 136 pounds and has trained in martial arts and is the co-founder of her own fitness studio.
Zhao has multiple first-place finishes in various martial arts and fitness competitions, including the Second World Traditional Chinese Wushu Championship, Nike Challenge Competition and First China Throw Down: Battle on the Bund.
Rachel Evers, a.k.a. Rachael Ellering is a familiar face to many WWE fans as she has appeared on NXT many times over the last year. She is also the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer, and current manager of the NXT Tag Team Champions Authors of Pain, Paul Ellering. She has also appeared in matches for TNA Impact Wrestling. She was trained by Lance Storm.
Sage Beckett, a.k.a. MaryKate Duignan Glidewell is a 32 year old American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing on their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Sage Beckett. She is known for working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Rosie Lottalove. She previously retired on June 24, 2012 due to injuries before resuming her career in October 2014 after losing nearly 130 pounds.
Kay Lee Ray
Kay Lee Ray, a.k.a. Kayleigh Rae is a 24 year old Scottish female professional wrestler best known by the stylized ring name Kay Lee Ray. She works primarily on the British independent circuit. Rae was part of TNA British Boot Camp II during October 2014, along with Rampage Brown, El Ligero, Mark Andrews, Nikki Storm, Noam Dar and Kris Travis. She is the current ICW Women's Champion in her first reign.
Tessa Blanchard is a 21 year old, third generation wrestler, the daughter of Tully Blanchard and granddaughter of Joe Blanchard. She made her debut in 2014 and was train by George South, her father Tully, and her step-father Magnum TA.
Toni Storm a.k.a. Toni Rossall is a 21 year old Australian-New Zealand professional wrestler. She is currently signed to Japanese promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom, where she is the reigning SWA World Champion. She is also the current and 1st ever Progress Wrestling Women's Champion.
Marti Belle, a.k.a. Martibel Payano is a 28 year old Dominican American professional wrestler, best known for working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Marti Bell. She is currently working on the American independent circuit under the ring name Marti Belle, for promotions including Evolve, Shimmer Women Athletes, Shine Wrestling and Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU), for which she is a former WSU Spirit Champion and a two–time WSU Tag Team Champion.
Lacey Evans, a.k.a. Macey Estrella is a 27 year old American professional wrestler and former former U.S. Marine and member of the Marine Corps SWAT team. Estrella trained under Tom Caiazzo at the American Premier Wrestling training facility in Statesboro, Georgia. She made her debut for the promotion in 2014.
Santana Garrett is a 29 year old American professional wrestler, valet and model. During her career, Garrett has wrestled in many independent promotions. She also performed in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. She has won many titles, national and international, such as the Shine Championship, the Shine Tag Team Championship or the Wonder of Stardom Championship.
Nicole Savoy a.k.a. Nicole Matthias is a 31 year old American female professional wrestler. She is most know for being a member of Trifecta (w/ Mercedes Martinez & Shayna Baszler) in Shimmer Women Athletes where she is the current Heart of Shimmer Champion.
Ayesha Raymond is 27 year old from London, England. She stands at 6' and was trained by Robbie Brookside, Saraya Knight, Paige and others. She has been active since 2009.
Reina González, a.k.a. Victoria Gonzalez is a 26 year old American wrestler currently signed to NXT. She is the daughter of Texan indie wrestler Ricky Gonzalez known in the ring as "Desperado" and a graduate of Texas A&M, majoring in Journalism. She also tried out for Tough Enough in 2015.
Shayna Baszler is a 36 year old American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. She currently trains under former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett. Baszler gained recognition for her pseudo-chicken wing submission, the "Shwing." She is a member of the "Trifecta" along with Nicole Savoy and Mercedes Martinez in Shimmer Women Athletes and is widely known as one of the "Four Horsewomen of the UFC"
Piper Niven, a.k.a. Kimberly Benson, is a 26 year old Scottish female wrestler best known by her ring name Viper. She made her debut in wrestling in 2008. She was trained by local wrestling mentor Damian O'Connor and Mikey Whiplash. During October 20, 2014, Niven participated in the TNA British Boot Camp, competing with fellow UK wrestlers Nikki Storm, El Ligero, Noam Dar, Mark Andrews, Kay Lee Ray, Rampage Brown and Kris Travis.
Zeda a.k.a. Julia Ho, is a 30 year old American model, singer, mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. She is an undefeated mixed martial artist, holding a 2-0 record.
Rhea Ripley, a.k.a. Demi Bennett, is a 20 year old Australian wrestler working for the Australian promotion Riot City Wrestling. She has worked also for other Australian promotions such as Professional Wrestling Alliance.
Kavita Devi, a.k.a. Kavita Dalal, is a 34 year old Indian wrestler and weightlifter. She has trained under former WWE World Heavyweight Champ, The Great Khali. Her signing makes her the first female Indian wrestler in WWE history.
Sarah Logan, a.k.a. Sarah Bridges, better known as Crazy Mary Dobson, is a 23 year old American wrestler. She began her wrestling career in 2011, under the ring name Crazy Mary Dobson. She would then wrestle for various independent wrestling organizations across the United States including D1W, WCCW, APWA, UWF, ICW, WxW, JCW, SHIMMER, ROH and several others.
Bianca Belair, a.k.a. Bianca Blair, is a 28 year old American wrestler. She was a track and field player at the University of Tennessee and was named to the SEC's academic honor roll in 2011 and 2012. She was also a CrossFit competitor and powerlifter, having appeared in RX magazine, Femme Rouge magazine, and CrossFit.com.
Abbey Laith, a.k.a. Kimberly Frankele is a 27 year old American wrestler best known for her work on both the American and international independent circuit, as Kimber Lee, most notably as part of The Kimber Bombs alongside Cherry Bomb. Collectively, they have held both the Shine Tag Team Championship and the Shimmer Tag Team Championship at the same time. She has also formerly held the WSU Tag Team Championship along with Annie Social, and the Chikara Grand Championship as Princess Kimber Lee.
Candice LeRae, a.k.a. Candice Gargano, is a 31 year old Canadian-American professional wrestler. She is best known for her work on the American independent circuit, for promotions including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). She is a former one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion with Joey Ryan as The World's Cutest Tag Team. She is married to NXT star Johnny Gargano.
Mia Yim, a.k.a. Stephanie Bell is a 28 year old Korean-American professional wrestler best known for her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Jade, where she is a former one-time TNA Knockouts Champion. She is also known for her work as Mia Yim, having previously worked for national promotions such as Ring of Honor (ROH), and independent promotions such as Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Shimmer Women Athletes, and Shine Wrestling. In Shine, she has previously held both the Shine Championship and the Shine Tag Team Championship with Leva Bates. In addition, she has wrestled in Japan for Reina Joshi Puroresu.
Miranda is a female American professional wrestler currently working on Booker T's Reality of Wrestling. She has also been featured on WWE, as a member of Adam Rose's Rosebuds entourage.
Renee Michelle is an American female professional wrestler. She made her debut in 2013 and has wrestled for many independent companies including Shine, Booker T's Reality of Wrestling and East Coast Wrestling Association to name a few. She has previously been seen on WWE TV as one of Adam Rose's Rosebuds.
Princesa Sugehit is a 37 year old Mexican luchadora enmascarada, or masked female professional wrestler. She is working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).
Mercedes Martinez is a 36 year old American professional wrestler, currently performing for Shimmer Women Athletes, as well as numerous independent promotions including World Xtreme Wrestling, Full Impact Pro, and Women Superstars Uncensored. She is the current and three-time WSU Champion, the current two-time Shimmer Champion., WXW Women's champion, nCw Female Champion, and one half of the current Shine Tag Team Champions.
Jazzy Gabert, a.k.a. Marie Kristin Gabert is a 35 year old German professional wrestler and mixed martial artist better known by the ring name Alpha Female. She is best known for working for World Wonder Ring Stardom and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). She is a professional powerful, strongwomen, and bodybuilder wrestler.
Taynara Conti is a 22 year old Brazilian professional wrestler, relatively new to sports-entertainment, having joined WWE last October with no previous in-ring experience. She holds a black-belt judoka and a blue belt in jiu-jitsu.
Kairi Sane, a.k.a. Kaori Housako, is a 28 year old Japanese professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Kairi Hojo. She made her debut in January 2012 for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion, where, over the next five years, she became a one-time World of Stardom Champion, three-time Goddess of Stardom Champion and a four-time Artist of Stardom Champion, while also winning the 2015 5★Star GP and 2016 Goddesses of Stardom Tag League.
This Saturday, AAW comes to 115 Bourbon Street once again for a huge show. Some of the highlights include AAW Champion Sami Callihan defending his title against Keith Lee. The AAW Tag Team Championship will be on the line as well AR Fox and Rey Fenix defend against Zachary Wentz and Dezmond Xavier. Eddie Kingston and David Starr battle in an I Quit Match plus Samantha Heights vs. Scarlett Bordeaux. Also featured on the card will be ACH, John Morrison, Colt Cabana, War Machine and more!
Tickets are still available but are going fast. Bell time has been changed to 7:00 pm and doors open at 6:00 pm. 115 Bourbon Street is located at 3359 W. 115th St, Merrionette Park, IL. For tickets and more info visit aawpro.ticketleap.com.
Tonight (July 9) WWE presents the first ever Great Balls of Fire PPV live from the American Airlines Arena In Dallas, Texas. The Kickoff show crew is Renee Young, Peter Rosenberg and David Otunga. Tonights PPV has seven scheduled bouts including the main event of Samoa Joe vs WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
Kickoff Match- WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (C) vs Akira Tozawa
Akira Tozawa landed a few early shots on Neville, but the champion cut the challenger’s momentum off in savage fashion, landing several kicks to the head and tossing his opponent into the barricade. Tozawa then channeled his pain into The Powa of Tozawa, using a series of chops, a side suplex and a pair of suicide headbutts to reduce Neville to a heap. When Neville attempted to rally by hoisting Tozawa on his shoulders, the challenger maneuvered his way into an Octopus to further weaken the champion.
Neville rallied and went big with a second-rope Phoenix Splash, but Tozawa dodged the maneuver and administered his top-rope senton for what seemed like a surefire win — until Neville rolled out of the ring. Tozawa tossed The King of the Cruiserweights back in, and that’s when Neville decided to win by any means necessary.
Neville managed to land Tozawa crotch-first on the ropes, effectively stopping all momentum. The champion then delivered a swinging boot to maximize the impact of the injury, then simply kicked Tozawa in the gut to take the last of the fight out of The Stamina Monster.
Winner via Pinfall: The "King of the Cruiserweights" and still WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville
Seth Rollins vs Bray Wyatt
Seth Rollins came out on fire as he was on attack from the moment the bell rang. Despite the early offense, Bray Wyatt laughed off The Architect’s early attacks and dangled upside-down off the ring post, stopping Seth cold right as he was about to pounce. The action soon spilled to the outside where the self-proclaimed God laid into Rollins with everything he had and more, including throwing Rollins face-first into the steel steps before suffering a superplex off the top rope and an unorthodox maneuver that spiked him forehead first into the apron.
As the Kingslayer fought back. Rollins was able to dodge a Wyatt senton splash giving him a chance to land a devastating kick to stagger Bray. Wyatt quickly countered, beheading Rollins with a clothesline. Seth, running on empty, pulls a Michinoku Driver out of nowhere for a two count, but the effort drained him. Rollins’ persistence led Wyatt to scream “FIGHT ME!” at the top of his lungs, and The Architect obliged, driving The Eater of Worlds out of the ring with a flurry of fists and kicks.
Alas, boxing with a self-proclaimed “god” turned out to be a bad move for The Man. While the ref attempted to peel Rollins off his foe, Wyatt jabbed The Architect in the eye with his thumb. Quite literally blinded by Wyatt’s power, Rollins was easy pickings for a Sister Abigail that put him down for three.
Winner via Pinfall: The "Eater of Worlds" Bray Wyatt
Enzo Amore vs Bigg Cass
This was a mismatch from the very start. Former best friends did battle as the 7' tall Big Cass looked to shed the dead weight he calls Enzo Amore. The only shots Enzo landed on Cass were of the verbal variety, as he quoted Frank Sinatra's "That's Life" before the start of the match.
Enzo dared Cass to take him out and the big guy obliged as he punished Enzo in a long form, street-style mugging. Amore kept throwing hands until he had no fight left in him as he even managed to haul himself back into the ring at the count of nine after Big Cass gorilla pressed him to the outside. Cass finished Enzo off quickly, blasting him with a big boot and covering him for the win. A barely conscious Enzo had to be helped to his feet by a pair of referees, so he wasn’t able to see Big Cass’ triumphant walk up the ramp.
Winner via Pinfall: Big Cass
Match 3 - 30-Minute WWE Iron Man Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Cesaro & Sheamus (c) vs. The Hardy Boyz
The action started fast and furious as Cesaro distracted Matt Hardy to tee him up for a Sheamus’ Brogue Kick just 16 seconds into the match, putting Team Xtreme into an 0-1 hole right out of the gate. Relishing the fact that they had the early lead, the team that sets the bar went to work on Jeff Hardy. They worked over Jeff for a good ten minutes, making sure that he couldn't get to his brother for the tag. After Cesaro knocked Matt off the Apron, he and Sheamus hit a double team White Noise on Jeff to pick up fall number two.
The Hardys repaid Cesaro in kind three minutes later, however, as The King of Swing was felled by the trifecta of Poetry in Motion, the Side Effect and a Twist of Fate to cut the titleholder’s lead to 2-1. The champs answered right back, handing the Hardys a count-out fall after Cesaro threw legal man Matt Hardy into the ring post at the end of a brawl on the outside. At Cesaro’s insistence (“All the time in the world!”), they isolated Matt and chewed up as much time as they could, whittling the clock down to around 7:13 before Jeff snuck a tag in on Matt and pinned an unsuspecting Cesaro to cut the champions’ lead to 3-2. After Cesaro narrowly saved Sheamus from a three-count off a moonsault, Matt administered a top-rope Twist of Fate to Sheamus to tie it up at 3-3 with under three minutes to go.
The maneuver left Sheamus out on his feet and Cesaro singlehandedly saved the match. First, he broke up a pinfall after both Hardys splashed Sheamus at once. Then, he blind-tagged his way in and pounced on Jeff for the quick 1-2-3 after The Charismatic Enigma hit the Swanton Bomb on Sheamus, whom he thought was legal. The ensuing pinfall gave the champs a 4-3 edge with 29 seconds left, and The Swiss Cyborg attempted to protect the lead by running laps around the ring while The Charismatic Enigma pursued. Back in the ring, Jeff finally managed to catch Cesaro in a Twist of Fate, but the clock ran out right as he made the cover.
Winners by a 4-3 score: And Still Raw Tag Team Champions - Sheamus and Cesaro
Match 4 - Raw Women’s Championship Match
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Alexa Bliss looked to use every trick in the book to keep her title, and she even invented some herself. Little Miss Bliss use her double-jointed elbow to make it appear as though she’d broken her arm before socking Sasha Banks in the face. When that didn’t work, she tried to take a walk only to sucker Sasha in again. Bliss bounced Banks’ back off the apron and focused the entirety of her offense on the vulnerable area for the rest of the title bout.
The Boss wasn't gonna let a little pain stop her from becoming a 4-time Raw Women's Champion though. Sasha gained an advantage, throwing hands with the champion and countering a Twisted Bliss with knees to the gut before locking in the Bank Statement moments later. Alexa somehow managed to break the hold by crawling her way to the ropes, at which point she decided to hold onto her title by any means necessary. Bliss scurried away from Sasha over and over, finally fending off The Boss with a slap to the face to take what seemed to be an intentional count-out loss to remain champion.
Winner via Countout: Sasha Banks, but still Raw Women's Champion, Alexa Bliss
Sasha Banks was none to pleased with Alexa's cowardly move. Sasha pursued Alexa up the ramp, shoved her into the LED boards and flattened Bliss with leaping double knees off the announce table to the concrete floor.
Match 5 -Intercontinental Championship Match:
The Miz (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose walked into this match knowing he was essentially in a 3-1 handicap match, 4-1 if you count the beautiful and cunning Maryse. The Lunatic Fringe took out the entourage early before going to work on The Miz. Curtis Axel recovered enough to provide just enough of a distraction to give Miz the upper hand. The A-lister took full advantage, busting open Ambrose's lip and weakening his knee in the tree-of-woe.
Ambrose rallied to take out Miz and Miztourage with an elbow drop and land Dirty Deeds, but Maryse placed her husband’s foot on the ropes to break up the pinfall. Ambrose instantly followed up with a suicide dive, and The Miztourage again interjected. Axel climbed onto the apron and was instantly tossed aside by Ambrose. This distracted the ref, however, which allowed Dallas to hammer Dean in the back of the head, staggering The Lunatic Fringe into a match-ending Skull-Crushing Finale.
Winner via Pinfall - And Still WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz
Match 6 - Ambulance Match
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Roman Reigns starts of with an uppercut on Braun Strowman. Strowman tosses Reigns across the ring then runs him over. Reigns finally counters and sends Strowman shoulder first into the post. Reigns tries to retrieve Strowman but Strowman picks up Reigns and drives him back first into the ring post. Strowman whips Reigns into the ring steps. Strowman picks up the ring steps and hits Reigns with them multiple times but misses when he throws it at him. Reigns tries to fire up but Strowman picks him up and hits a reverse chokeslam. Strowman attempts a running power slam but Reigns reverses it. Reigns calls for the Spear but Strowman gets his boot up. Strowman drops Reigns with a power slam. Strowman drags Reigns out of the ring. Strowman puts Reigns on his shoulder and starts to walk to the ambulance.
Reigns hits a struggle Samoan drop to Strowman. Strowman runs shoulder-first into the ring post. Reigns drive-bys Strowman’s injured elbow. Reigns grabs a chair and hits Strowman in the elbow with it. Reigns hits Strowman with the chair and Strowman pops up and stares daggers into Reigns. Reigns hits him three more times. Strowman is not phased. Strowman snatches the chair from Reigns and launches Reigns up the ramp. Strowman clears the announce desk and tries to powerbomb Riengs through it. Reigns counters but Strowman sends Reigns off the stage into the side of the ambulance. Strowman opens the back of the ambulance. Strowman retrieves Reigns and drags him over to the back of the ambulance. Reigns slams Strowman head first into the ambulance. Reigns tries to puts Strowman in the ambulance but Strowman picks him up and tries to stuff him in. Reigns hits a Superman punch. Strowman falls into the ambulance. Reigns tries to get Strowman in but Strowman kicks him away. Reigns hits another Superman punch. Strowman grabs a backboard out of the ambulance and hits Reigns with it.
Strowman throws Reigns up the ramp. Strowman tries to power slam Reigns into the LED board. Reigns reverses and sends Strowman straight through the LED board! It’s totally destroyed. Reigns gets up to one knee. Strowman crawls out of the whole in the side of the stage. Reigns looks on in utter disbelief. Reigns locks onto Strowman and starts to drag him towards the ambulance. Strowman pushes Reigns off the stage down to the floor. Reigns hits Strowman in the head with a light. Reigns tries to spear Strowman into the Ambulance. Strowman moves out of the way! Reigns flys right into the back of the ambulance. Strowman closes the doors.
Winner via Ambulance - Braun Strowman
After the match, Reigns burst out of the back of the ambulance and Spears Strowman. Reigns puts Strowman into the back of the ambulance. Reigns gets in and drives away. In the parking, lot Reigns drives the ambulance cab first into a parked semi. Kurt Angle and various officials try to get Strowman out of the back of it to no avail.
Match 7 - Unscheduled Match:
Curt Hawkins vs Heath Slater
Both Slater and Hawkins look confused. Slater is still tapping his wrist on the way to the ring. After a bit of chain wrestling, Slater goes for a leapfrog but Hawkins hangs back. Hawkins elbows Slater in the back of the head. The sirens from the Dallas Fire Department can be heard in the arena as the match continues. As the Fire Department uses the jaws of life to open the ambulance we can hear Slater announced as the winner of the match. Not sure what the point of having the match to fill time if they weren’t actually going to show the match.
Winner- Heath Slater, I think, his music plays but they never showed it.
After Strowman is removed from the ambulance he refuses to get on the stretcher. He can barely stand and he is somewhat bloody but he continues to refuse help. After about seven attempts, he is finally able to stand with the help of a nearby trailer. He yells at everyone to leave him alone and he stumbles off towards the arena exit.
Match 8 - Universal Championship Match:
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Samoa Joe
As Heyman is giving Lesnar a special intro, Joe attacks Lesnar from behind! Joe sends Lesnar out of the ring. Joe slams Lesnar into the barricade. Joe picks up Lesnar and drops him through the announce table with a huge uranage! Lesnar slowly crawls back into the ring. Lesnar smiles and tells the referee to ring the bell. Joe crushes Lesnar in the corner and hits a falling enziguri for an exclamation point! Joe knees Lesnar. Lesnar responds with a few knees of his own. Joe sprawls out of a takedown attempt. Joe forces Lesnar into the corner and lands a few lefts and rights. Lesnar forces Joe into the corner and lands a few shoulder blocks. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch! Lesnar manages to send Joe into the turnbuckle. Lesnar waist locks Joe and lands three consecutive German suplexes.
Lesnar tries another but Joe hooks the top rope. Joe grabs the referee and low blows Lesnar while the referee is distracted. Uranage by Joe! Lesnar kicks out. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch. Lesnar tries to fight out of it to no avail. Lesnar breaks the hold with a sidewalk slam. Lesnar charges in for a shoulder block but Joe moves out of the way. Lesnar is sent shoulder first into the ring post. Joe grabs Lesnar by the waist but Lesnar slips between Joe’s legs and German suplexes him! Lesnar picks up Joe and drops him with three more Germans. Lesnar picks up Joe for the F5 but Joe reverses it into the Coquina Clutch! Lesnar starts to fade. Lesnar stands up with Joe on his back and hits an F5! Lesnar pins Joe.
Winner via Pinfall: And STILL Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar!