Saturday, October 21, 2017

SPOILERS: 10/20 ROH TV taping results from Philadelphia

* The Kingdom def. Coast 2 Coast and The Dawgs.
* ROH Champion Cody Rhodes won a squash match. Dalton Castle came out after and after a back-and-forth, Castle laid out Cody and said he was coming for the ROH Title.
* ROH Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machineguns def. War Machine to retain the titles after The Addiction interfered.
* Jenny Rose won a 4-Way Women of Honor match.
* Punishment Martinez def. Josh Woods
* Jay Lethal promo. Marty Scrull interrupts, setting up a match between the two for Final Battle.
* ROH TV Champion Kenny King def. Mark Briscoe via forfeit to retain the title after Jay Briscoe threw in the towel for his brother as the bell sounded. Punishment Martinez attacked King after, leading to a brawl that included Silas Young, Shane Taylor, Jonathan Gresham and Cheeseburger.
* Best Friends def. The Addiction after War Machine prevented Christopher Daniels from using a chair.
* Dalton Castle def. Hangman Page
* Segment where Bully Ray announced his retirement, but wanted to continue backstage for ROH. ROH COO Joe Koff put Bully over the mic, until Jay Briscoe attacked Bully. Tommy Dreamer and Velvet Sky ran in to make the save, along with Mark Briscoe, but Mark kicked Dreamer low and hit him with a chair. Briscoes then laid out Bully with 3D.
* Karen Q def. Deonna Purazzo in a Women of Honor match.
* Matt Taven def. Jay White. The Kingdom attacked White after until Search & Destroy made the save.
* Shane Taylor def. Cheeseburger
* Silas Young def. Jonathan Gresham
* Segment where War Machine and The Addiction brawled all around ringside.
* ROH 6-Man Tag Champions The Hung Bucks and Marty Scrull def. Flip Gordon, Scorpio Sky and Coast 2 Coast

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Reigns and Wyatt Out of TLC, Angle and Styles to Fill In

Roman Reigns will not be competing at this Sunday’s TLC PPV. WWE is reporting that WWE RAW General Manager, Kurt Angle will be replacing Roman Reigns at this sunday’s WWE TLC PPV.
Therefore it will be, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Kurt Angle vs. Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Sheamus, The Miz and Kane.
A medical issue is preventing Roman Reigns from competing.

Bray Wyatt will not be competing at this Sunday’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs PPV due to a medical reason. AJ Styles will be facing “The Demon” Finn B├ílor instead.
From WWE.com:
“Due to medical issues impacting two WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, streaming live on WWE Network this Sunday, the special event will now feature Kurt Angle competing in a WWE ring for the first time in more than 11 years, as he replaces Roman Reigns.”


According to ESPN both Reigns and Wyatt are dealing with a viral infection

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Taryn Terrell Departs Impact Wrestling

Impact announced via their Twitter account on Friday that Knockout Taryn Terrell has departed the company in what was deemed as “mutually parting ways”.



Impact had announced last night on their latest episode on POP TV that Terrell was no longer a part of the Knockouts Title Match at the Bound for Glory PPV on November 5 in Ottawa against Sienna, Allie and Gail Kim.

Terrell returned to the company earlier this summer after a two-year absence. Terrell was in TNA/Impact from 2012 to 2015, notably having a successful feud with Gail Kim, and left due to her religious beliefs with the feeling that wrestling wasn’t the right fit for her anymore.


Opinionated View- My thought and concern is I hope she's okay. I know she also pulled out of an indy appearance with personal problems. 


Thursday, October 19, 2017

10/19 Impact Wrestling Report

Earlier today, we see Moose and Stephan Bonnar roll in with American Top Team's championship titles. ATT is also in the house tonight with an angry Lashley.
- Recap of last week's number one contender match where Johnny Impact defeated Garza Jr. Impact will now face GFW Global Championship at Bound for Glory.
Chris Adonis vs. Johnny Impact
Johnny immediately takes down Adonis and lands a huge kick to the face. Elbows to the grounded Adonis, but Adonis fights back. Adonis with a body lock, looking to squeeze all the energy out of Johnny, goes for a pin, only two. Adonis looks for the Adonis Lock shortly after, Johnny starts to weaken as the crowd chants his name. He's able to fight his way back by flipping his legs over the top rope to force the break.


Johnny with a bunch of punches to the midsection and a kick to the face to finally get some momentum back in his favor. Swinging neckbreaker by Johnny, pin, two. Springboard spinning kick by Johnny, goes for another pin, but another two-count as we head to break. Adonis thought he had Johnny in a tough spot up on the top rope, but gets knocked to the match. Countdown to Impact by Johnny lands, pin, 1-2-3!
Winner: Johnny Impact via Pinfall
- Post-match, Eli Drake tried to jump the challenger, but Johnny was able to take Drake down. He then rips off Drake's very white pants off and whips him with Drake's own belt. Adonis finally comes to help out and stomps on Johnny until Drake recovers, the champ then strangles Johnny with his own pants and whips him with the belt a few times until Garza Jr. hits the ring with a chair and clears out Adonis and Drake.
- A reminder that Alberto El Patron will be returning at Bound for Glory.
James Storm vs El Hijo del Fantasma vs. EC3 vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Texano

At the Hard Rock Cafe in Cancun, this match is every man for himself, so despite working together for weeks, we're seeing things break down within alliances. EC3 works away on Fantasma on the edge of the ring as everyone gets in their shots on each other. Texano and Fantasma start hammering away at each other. EC3 want to get the pin on Eddie Edwards, but things quickly break down again as Storm tries to get the pin. EC3 yells at Storm that he is going to get the pin. The three start fighting until Fantasma jumps back in.
Storm and Texano with huge back and forth punches, Fantasma gets involved and Storm/Exano work together to beat up Fantasma. This is a really weird war. Texano ends up getting the win on EC3 since Team Impact wasn't working together at all.
Winner: Texano wins via Pinfall
- oVe head back to Tijuana, despite LAX saying not to return. Konnan says he deal with oVe if they put their tag titles up at the next The CRASH event.
- Backstage, after their match, EC3 and Storm argue about losing and Edwards says he's going to Japan, so the other two need to team up and learn how to work together.


- In Jim Cornette's office, we see Scott D'Amore, Cornette, and Dan Lambert yelling at each other about what happened at ATT's facility.
Andrew Everett (with Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley) vs. Dezmond Xavier
Xavier can barely get going before Lee trips him up from the outside, Everett takes advantage and goes for a pin early on. It's been all Everett so far, but Xavier hits a nice cutter as he tries to get some momentum in this one. Multiple running elbows, he looks to head up to the top, but Konley jumps up on the apron for the distraction, quickly gets knocked off.


Everett sent out to the floor, Xavier with a nice front flip over the top rope to the floor taking out Everett and Konley.
Xavier goes up to the top again, Lee jumps up on the apron and taunts him with the title long enough for Everett to boot Xavier in the head. Xavier recovers, back-handspring kick to the head lands clean and he gets the victory. He then immediately goes back and stares at Lee and his X-Division title.
Winner: Dezmond Xavier vin Pinfall
- During the match, it was announced Taryn Terrell was out of Bound For Glory (not cleared by doctors) and it will now be a triple threat match between Sienna, Gail Kim, and Allie.
- oVe are searching for Konnan, but are told if they want to see him, they have to defend the titles. Dave says that's no problem to security, "We have a match now, so why don't you get the f--- out of my way?" Okay, then.
- Recap of Grado and Joseph Park's history. Grado was fully expecting to go back to England, but Park opened up a never division for his company. Grado working for Park will keep him in the U.S. We then see how hard Grado has been working - while not getting paid much - as Park lives it up.
- Grado heads to the ring, he's heated and demands Park come to the ring. Grado is not happy at all and says "court is in session." Grado proceeds to lay out the evidence of Park taking advantage of him, overworking him, and taking his money. Park tries to tell a joke and a story, but Grado she's he just a piece of...yeah. Grado asks the crowd is Park guilty or not guilty, and the crowd says guilty! Park admits that the temptation of cars, money, and women was too strong. Park says if it wasn't for him and the work visa, Grado wouldn't even be in this country. Park says he hold the power, but Grado responds if he was any kind of man, he would hand it over to him.
Park thinks about it, holds it out, then takes it away. He says he's got a better idea, Park says he has a contract for a match between Grado and himself at Bound for Glory. If Grado wins, he can stay, if he loses he's headed across the pond. Grado immediately agrees and signs it on Park's back. He then says he's going to win and continue to live the American dream. Grado goes to leave and Park tells him to hold up one moment because he missed two things. First, he's in a Monster's Ball Match and it's against Abyss. The crowd went mild for that announcement.
- Backstage, we see American Top Team hanging out.


- In the parking garage, Grado leaving the arena in a hurry, he can't believe he signed to face Abyss. He flips on the radio and suddenly Abyss' music hits. From the back seat comes James Mitchell, who says Abyss and he are going to send Grado straight to to Hell. Grado falls out of the car and runs away.
oVe vs. Black Diamond and Black Danger
Back to Tijuana, Diamond takes out the champs almost immediately as he flips over the top rope to the floor. Jake and Dave get in plenty of double team moves. Dave with a suicide dive on their challengers. Jake then hits a second rope moonsault that mostly overshoots both wrestlers. Jake gets launched up to the air and speared back down to the mat. Dave heads in as Jake tries to recover. Dave sets his opponent up on the top rope and hits a superplex into a powerbomb, pin, Diamond breaks up the pin.
Diamond with a nice springboard cutter, Jake tries to jumps off his brother's back, but gets caught and powerbombed right back on him. We then see Dave going up to the top rope, gets caught, Diamond tries for a hurricanrana, Jake superkicks him in the face. A spike piledriver ends this one.
Winners: oVe win via Pinfall
- Lashley and American Top Team head to the ring.
- Jeremy Borash in the ring as American Top Team (without Lashley) crashes the ring and shove Borash to the mat. Lambert gets on the mic and says this is not the way this is supposed to go down. Lashley initially worked for this company as a favor to Jeff Jarrett. Lambert say he's the biggest pro wrestling fan in the building and that he has the largest pro wrestling memorabilia collection. Lambert then shows off some titles that he has that Ric Flair, Bruno Sammartino and the Road Warriors held. Lambert is suddenly a historian of wrestling, the crowd chants "We don't care" at one point. Lambert shows off some more titles in his collection and calls him the biggest pro wrestling fan in the world title.


Lambert said that Moose and Bonnar poked the bear by trashing their facility. Lambert says he wants King Mo and Lashley to destroy and expose pro wrestling. "It's a bunch of loud mouth, wannabe tough guys who have no idea how to really fight." He wants Bonnar and Moose to show up to Bound for Glory to fight Lashley and King Mo. He wants it to be a fight, not a pro wrestling match. He then says it will be quick and it will end Impact Wrestling. Out to the stage comes Moose and Bonnar with all of ATT's titles. As they head down to the ring, Lashley attacks them from behind. Moose gets thrown into the steel steps, Bonnar has a tough time getting thrown into the ring. Lashley gives both guys a spear as security and referees try to get in the ring. A number of Impact wrestlers head out to the ring, but each of them get destroyed as Lambert commentates annoyingly on the mic. Moose finally gets up and gets speared again, American Top Team celebrates over Moose.
- Back to oVe catching up with Konnan, who's in a ring with some...dancers? oVe offers up the titles for Konnan to touch for a moment, but really they just want their pay and they will leave Tijuana. Konnan says LAX just wants a match at Bound for Glory and not a thing about money. He says it looks like there's going to be another problem and a number of wrestlers surround the ring to beat up oVe. Konnan says to clean up the titles because LAX is taking them back at Bound for Glory.
- Recap of Taya Valkyrie debuting on Impact and her issues with Rosemary, along with Valkyrie misting Rosemary.
Taya Valkyrie vs. Rosemary




The bell can barely ring before these two are tearing away at each other. Rosemary launches Taya across the ring as she charges into the corner, screaming all along the way. Taya looks a bit stunned as she gets suplexed into the middle of the ring. "Rosemary" chant breaks out from the crowd as Taya heads to the apron. Back and forth chops, Taya tries to get away, Rosemary chases but gets her arm caught and she's yanked - shoulder first - into the ring post as we head to break.


Action back in the ring, Taya in control, throwing Rosemary into the corner, goes for a submission on the ropes, but Taya shoves her down to the floor. Taya up to the top rope and hits a rough looking crossbody. Both to their feet and Rosemary gets smacked head-first into the ring post. Both in the ring, nice suplex by Taya, Rosemary stuck in the corner. Taya runs full speed with double knees to her opponents face. She goes for it again, Rosemary dodges it and hits a huge release german suplex. Kicks to the head as both are screaming their heads off. Taya with multiple kicks to the chest, Taya taunts, but Rosemary rises up from the mat. Rosemary goes for Red Wedding, no, Northern Suplex into a double stomp to the face, pin, that will do it.


Winner: Taya Valkyrie via Pinfall
- Post-match, Valkyrie goes for a Road to Valhalla, but Rosemary gets away and mists Taya right in the mug. Taya yells in pain as Rosemary grabs the mic. "We have a knack for making each other see red, don't we?" Rosemary then challenges Taya to a match that could get a little bloody at Bound for Glory.

Young Bucks Turn Down WWE 2K Offer

– It was reported last week that the WWE 2K video game people asked the Young Bucks to work on doing motion capture work for next year’s game. They were told that so many people in last year’s game were using Create-a-Wrestler mode to play as The Bucks that the developers felt they needed the tag team to do the work so that they could get all of their signature moves in the next game. Nick Jackson was asked about this on Twitter, and stated that they turned the deal down…

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Impact Wrestling Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 10/19 Impact on Pop TV:
* Lashley and American Top Team look for revenge on Moose.
* Rosemary vs. Taya Valkyrie.
* Andrew Everett vs. Desmond Xavier.

Nia Jax Reportedly Frustrated With Position in WWE, Not Getting Asuka Match at TLC

Nia Jax has not walked out of WWE, she is said to be frustrated with her position in the company including not getting a match with Asuka at WWE TLC. Wrestling Observer Live reports that while Jax has not walked out as was reported, she is not happy with aspects of her spot in the company.
The site also says that Jax wanted to face Asuka at TLC but that didn’t happen, as Asuka is now set to face Emma in her Raw debut.

Sports Illustrated reports that Jax is also unhappy with her creative direction and pay scale. She could likely make a good amount of money by booking indy dates in addition to a return to plus-size modelling if she were to leave WWE, but that seems unlikely because she’s viewed as having leverage due to being The Rock’s cousin. Due to her connection to the Rock, she is likely to return and actually may come out of this with a larger paycheck.

Opinionated View- To be fair to her she has to take care of herself and make the most money she can in the wrestling business and well it's the Observer so it could be crap. There the PC police happy? Good

TALK ABOUT UTTER BULLSHIT! A PERSON THAT IS SO GREEN AND UNTALENTED IS UPSET! Give me a damn break when I think of all the great talent WWE has wasted and this year buried to get people like Jax over and she's not happy? 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shane McMahon returns next week

It was revealed on last night’s Smackdown Live that Shane McMahon would be returning to the show next week in Milwaukee, his first appearance since Hell in a Cell.

Opinionated View- Just what Smackdown which already drags badly doesn't need the sad old man in the club.


Brock Lesnar to answer challenge on RAW

WWE.com is reporting that WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will be appearing on next week’s WWE RAW in Green Bay to answer the challenge set forth by WWE Champion Jinder Mahal during last night’s Smackdown Live for Survivor Series.

Opinionated View- No matter what it sucks


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10/17 WWE Smackdown Report

Tonight's WWE SmackDown opens with Greg Hamilton introducing SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan. Out he comes to a big pop.
- We're live from Seattle, Washington as Michael Cole welcomes us. He's joined by Byron Saxton and Corey Graves. Cole will be filling in for Tom Phillips for a few weeks as he's "on assignment."
Bryan hits the ring and takes in the home state pop. A "yes!" chant starts up next. Bryan says it's great to be home. Fans chant "welcome home!" next. Bryan says tonight's show will be special. He announces SmackDown Women's Champion Natalya, Tamina Snuka and Lana vs. Naomi, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in six-woman action. Also, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will have a special announcement and Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler will happen in a rematch from Hell In a Cell. Speaking of HIAC, Bryan wants to address someone who disappointed him at the show - Sami Zayn. When Bryan first became GM of SmackDown, he said all the time that he wanted Sami right here... the music hits and out comes Sami.
Bryan asks if this is really the Sami Zayn he's known for 13 years. Sami asks what's the difference, he's still the same guy. Sami says he's still a great guy, all he did was take back his career. The crowd says this does make Sami a bad guy. Bryan mentions how he's been in Sami's shoes before and Sami takes a shot at Sami for not being able to wrestle any longer. Sami says management did look down on Bryan at one point but the difference is Bryan had the fans. Sami says the fans made Bryan, they made him the Superstar that he was, they made the "Yes! Movement" and put him into the WrestleMania main event. Sami says the fans didn't keep their end of the unspoken agreement they had with him, to make him undeniable to management. They did it for Bryan but not for Sami. Fans boo Sami. The amazing thing is... Sami doesn't care. He repeats this a few times. Sami just doesn't care what fans think anymore and it feels amazing. Sami goes on and says if Bryan would gave done what he did and worked a little smarter, he would still be wrestling. A "Sami sucks" chant starts up. Sami goes on and praises Bryan for his career and how he looked up to Bryan but now, Bryan is the last person Sami would ever want to be like. Sami calls Bryan a housewife. The music interrupts and out comes Kevin Owens with a smile on his face.
Owens says Sami is finally listening to what he advised. Owens wants to clear up a few things. Bryan was what Sami said, practically becoming Mr. Bella. Owens says but Bryan has become what he worked against - a hypocrite. Bryan says Owens doesn't care about Sami and never has, he only cares about himself. Bryan says Owens may resent him because Bryan cares about what's best for the fans and that's not what is best for Owens. Owens says Bryan just cares about what's best for business. Owens says Bryan is not The Authority. Sami agrees and says Bryan has become what he fought against his entire career and there's only one word for that - a sellout. Sami thanks Owens for opening his eyes because this could be him. Sami thanks Owens for saving him. Bryan looks upset as he walks away. Owens taunts him. Bryan stops and says he's going to find a few guys to take out Sami and Owens. Fans pop.
- Still to come, an announcement from WWE Champion Jinder Mahal plus the six-woman tag team match. We get a look at recent happenings between Natalya and Charlotte Flair.
Charlotte Flair, Naomi and Becky Lynch vs. Natalya, Lana and Tamina Snuka
We go to the ring and out comes Charlotte Flair. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes SmackDown Women's Champion Natalya. Becky Lynch and Naomi are already out, as are Lana and Tamina Snuka. Ms. Money In the Bank Carmella is on commentary and James Ellsworth is leashed up right beside her.
Natalya and Naomi start things off. Natalya takes control but Naomi drops her coming off the ropes for a 2 count. Naomi decks Natalya, sending her to the floor for a breather. Naomi launches herself over the top rope, taking out all three opponents. Naomi brings it back in the ring but Natalya kicks her in the corner and takes her to the mat, keeping her down.
Naomi fights up and tosses Natalya. Becky tags in and takes over on Natalya, working on her arm. Becky with a kick to the gut and a takedown by the arm. Becky with a leg drop for a 2 count. Natalya scrambles to the floor for another breather as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Tamina is in control of Naomi after nailing a superkick during the break. Lana tags in and drops Naomi for a 2 count. Lana keeps control and shows off some. She drops Becky off the apron but misses Charlotte. Charlotte comes in and distracts the referee, allowing for cheap shots on Naomi in the corner. Lana talks trash to Flair now, allowing Naomi to take advantage and drop her for a pin attempt. Naomi fights Lana off and finally tags in Flair.
Flair drops Lana off the hot tag and knocks the other two off the apron. Flair unloads on Lana with chops. Charlotte drops Lana with a big chop and does the Flair strut. Flair drops a knee and hits a t-bone suplex before kipping up. Lana with a shot to the face. Lana charges but Flair hits a big boot. Flair goes for the Figure Four but Natalya breaks it and sends her face first into the turnbuckles. Becky with the Bexploder on Natalya, sending her to the floor. Snuka superkicks Becky and she goes out of the ring. Naomi comes off the ropes with a crossbody on Tamina and they end up on the floor. Lana goes for the win but Flair kicks out. Flair gets the Figure Four and the Figure Eight on Lana for the win.
Winners: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Naomi
- After the match, Natalya attacks Flair and brings her out of the ring, sending her into the announce table. Natalya grabs a steel chair but it backfires and Flair sends Natalya retreating through the crowd. Flair stands tall as her music hits. Becky joins her at ringside and hugs her.
- Daniel Bryan walks up on Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens backstage. Owens wonders if he was able to find someone with the guts to face them. Bryan has had several Superstars come ask for the chance. Randy Orton is one of them. Bryan walks off and Owens wants to know Orton's partner. It's Shinsuke Nakamura. Sami and Owens walk off while Bryan smirks.
- Still to come, Pulp Fashion from Breezango. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a Pulp Fiction-inspired edition of The Fashion Files with Breezango. Tyler Breeze chokes on a cheeseburger and goes down. The Ascension, who were being interrogated, offer to help but only if Breeze and Fandango will be their best friends. Breeze is brought back to life. Fandango says they aren't best friends. Breeze realizes their briefcase is missing. The Ascension tries to "assemble" with Breezango to find the briefcase but Breeze and Fandango just walk off.

Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara
We go to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Sin Cara for this non-title match. Corbin takes the mic and asks if he should make this a title shot. Fans pop but Corbin says that's too bad because he only cares about his own opportunities. Corbin announces that the US Open Challenge is closed for good.
The bell rings and Corbin takes Cara to the corner, talking some trash. Cara fights out and hits a dropkick to send Corbin to the floor. Corbin runs back to the apron but Cara kicks him to the floor. Cara runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive. The referee counts on Corbin.
Cara knocks Corbin back to the floor from the apron and goes to the top. Cara stands tall on the top before launching himself onto Corbin. Cara returns to the ring and Corbin gets counted out but retains.
Winner by Count Out: Sin Cara
- After the match, Cara celebrates and heads to the stage while Corbin is upset at ringside.
- Renee Young is backstage with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, asking them about new #1 contenders Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin. The Usos say they have been the hottest thing on SmackDown since the brand split and they feel good because they have the entire division on lock. Gable and Benjamin interrupt. They taunt The Usos and say they will be come the champions, real soon. They offer handshakes and The Usos fall for it but Benjamin and Gable leave them hanging.
- Still to come, Orton and Nakamura vs. Owens and Sami.
- We see WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers backstage walking. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a new vignette for Erick Rowan and Luke Harper as The Bludgeon Brothers.
- The announcers plug the new WWE 2K18 video game.
- We see video from Jinder Mahal's promotional trip to India last week.
- Back to the ring and The Singh Brothers are out to introduce WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.
Jinder talks about how he received a hero's welcome as The Modern Day Maharaja in India last week. He goes on about respect and beating Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura. Regarding Survivor Series, Jinder says he must beat the most dominant force in WWE. He must beat The Beast. He issues a challenge to WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for Survivor Series. Jinder says he wants everyone to kiss his feet when he proves he is the best champion of all time. The music interrupts and out comes AJ Styles.
AJ isn't sure if he heard Jinder correctly. Jinder says he heard correct. Fans chant AJ's name. AJ says he heard right about the Lesnar challenge but he's not sure about Jinder's comments on beating every worthy SmackDown contender. Jinder says yes, there is no worthy competition left on SmackDown. Jinder says AJ is a loser and he is a winner, he is the WWE Champion. AJ says if he's a loser then Jinder shouldn't have a problem with giving him a title shot.
Jinder says AJ is delusional, just like the fans, and he belongs at the back of the line. AJ ends up going after Jinder and fighting off The Singh Brothers. AJ drops Jinder with a pele kick and gets a big pop. The Singhs pull Jinder to safety and they leave up the ramp as AJ gets hyped up for the crowd.
- Still to come, Roode vs. Ziggler. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and a furious Jinder and The Singh Brothers approach Daniel Bryan in his office. Jinder wants payback on Styles. Bryan asks what he's going to do. Jinder says next week, Sunil Singh will challenge AJ on behalf of The Modern Day Maharaja. Bryan says that sounds like a phenomenal idea.
Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes Bobby Roode for this rematch from Hell In a Cell, which Roode won. Dolph Ziggler's music hits and then stops. Ziggler makes his way to the ring with no music or entrance video.
The bell rings and Ziggler goes right to work on Roode. Roode fires back with a big clothesline. Ziggler scrambles to the floor for a breather. Roode follows but Ziggler rams him into the apron. Ziggler dropkicks Roode on the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the quick commercial for WWE 2K18 and Ziggler has Roode grounded now. Roode fights up but Ziggler goes for the sleeper hold. Roode counters and catapults Ziggler into the top turnbuckle. They go at it in the middle of the ring now. Roode mounts more offense and momentum. Roode with a big slam for a 2 count.
Roode smashes Ziggler in the corner and comes off the second rope but has to land on his feet as Ziggler moves. Ziggler uses the tights to roll Roode up for a 2 count. Ziggler counters a Glorious DDT. Roode counters that and rolls Ziggler up for 2. Ziggler with a roll up out of the corner for the win, using a handful of tights.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, Ziggler stands tall as we go to replays. Ziggler leaves saying "I told you so!" while Roode is upset in the ring.
- The announcers plug WWE TLC and the WWE Network.
- Still to come, Orton and Nakamura team up. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and they plug tonight's WWE 205 Live.
- We see a replay of Jinder Mahal's Survivor Series challenge to Brock Lesnar from earlier. Cole says Lesnar will be on RAW to respond to the challenge.
- Aiden English is backstage singing. Two staffers are discussing something on a phone and this upsets English. The New Day interrupts with trombones & Booty-O's, and the staffers start dancing with them. Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston start cracking jokes on English. Rusev appears and says no more New Day, the only thing that matters now is that it's Rusev Day. Kofi asks if it's Rusev Day again and says that can only mean one thing - it's time to celebrate. Woods plays Rusev's song on the trombone. Rusev says this is not a joke. English starts to sing for Rusev Day but Rusev cuts him off to end the segment.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
We go to the ring for tonight's main event as Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out. Randy Orton is out next. Kevin Owens is out first for his team, followed by Sami Zayn.
Back from the break and Sami starts off with Nakamura. They go back and forth. Sami takes Nakamura down by the arm off the ropes. Nakamura tells Sami to bring it. Nakamura with a knee. Nakamura ends up taking Sami down with a kick to the jaw. Nakamura with Good Vibrations in the corner now. Orton tags in to a pop. Sami backs away and wastes some time. Owens tags in and talks trash to Orton.
Orton blocks a shot and goes to work on Owens, backing him into the corner. Orton runs into a big boot. Owens misses a clothesline but blocks a RKO. Owens retreats to the floor for a breather. Sami follows. Orton comes over but Sami runs interference, allowing Owens to take control. Owens sends Orton into the ring post. Owens sends Orton into the barrier with a fall-away slam. Owens returns to the ring and stands tall as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Nakamura places Owens on top of the corner but Sami makes the save, allowing Owens to come out of the corner and take Nakamura's knee out. Owens stomps away on Nakamura and focuses on the leg. Sami comes back in as they keep Nakamura down by working on the leg. Owens is back in as Orton tries to rally the crowd for Nakamura. Owens mocks Orton and hits the running senton on Nakamura for a 2 count.
Fans chant for Orton as Owens keeps Nakamura grounded now. Owens goes back to the knee and whips Nakamura into the corner. Nakamura side steps when Owens charges. Nakamura hits the running high knee in the corner now. Orton and Sami tag in at the same time now. Orton unloads. Sami counters but Orton catches him with a huge suplex across the ring. Owens gets sent to the floor. Orton follows and slams him on top of the barrier. Sami goes for a dive on Orton but Orton decks him from the apron. Orton goes for the draping DDT to the floor but Sami pushes him into the announce table. Orton ends up slamming Sami through the announce table for a big pop.
Orton smiles as he brings Sami back into the ring for the pin. Owens breaks it up. Owens superkicks Orton. Nakamura tosses Owens to the floor over the top. Sami goes for the Helluva Kick but Orton nails a powerslam for a 2 count instead. Owens sends Nakamura into the steel steps on the outside. This leads to Sami hitting a low blow on Orton while Owens has the referee distracted. Sami with the Helluva Kick on Orton for the pin.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
- After the match, Sami and Owens celebrate as we go to replays. We come back to Sami and Owens leaving while Nakamura and Orton recover in the ring. The camera goes backstage to Sami and Owens taunting Bryan. They ask what Bryan has in store for them next week, mocking him. Bryan says it's not up to him, it's up to SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon. Bryan walks off. Cole confirms that Shane will be back next week. We get more replays from the main event. We cut back to Nakamura and Orton at ringside now. Sami and Owens come back out bragging about the win from the stage. Owens says they... are... SmackDown and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Owens introduces himself, then Sami and says they are best friends. Sami and Owens hug as SmackDown goes off the air.