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!
Tonight is the night that will Impact Wrestling forever. They make their return to PPV with the 15th Anniversary of Slammiversary, but when the final bell rings, Impact will be no more as it's time for the rise of Global Force Wrestling. Many of the night's matches will unify the Impact and GFW titles leaving one champion per division. For such a special night, they are welcoming back Don West to call the action along with former ESPN reporter Robert Flores.
Here's The Final Card For Tonight's PPV:
Champion vs. Champion:
Impact Champion Bobby Lashley vs. GFW Champion Alberto el Patron
Best of Three Falls X-Division Championship Match:
Champion Sonjay Dutt vs. Low Ki
Jeremy Borash & Joseph Park vs. Josh Mathews & Scott Steiner
Women's Champion vs Champion Match:
Knockouts Champion Rosemary vs. GFW Women’s Champion Sienna
Full Metal Mayhem:
Davey Richards and Angelina Love vs. Eddie and Alisha Edwards
James Storm vs. EC3
Tag Team Fatal 4-Way GFW/IMPACT Wrestling Tag-Team Championship:
Champions Latin American Xchange (Impact) vs Naomichi Marufuji and Taiji Ishimori (Pro Wrestling NOAH) vs El Hijo del Fantasma and Drago (Lucha Libre AAA) vs Garza Jr. and Laredo Kid (The Crash)
Moose & DeAngelo Williams vs. Eli Drake & Chris Adonis