Sunday, July 31, 2016

Spoiler For Monday’s WWE Raw

While he has yet to be advertised, PWInsider has confirmed that Paul Heyman will be appearing on tomorrow’s episode of Raw alongside Brock Lesnar. Heyman is set for TV and will be with Lesnar for the show. He was spotted today at a New York City airport.

Heyman was not listed alongside Lesnar during the WWE Draft, and with his lack of being advertised for Lesnar’s return on Raw his association with the Beast was up in the air until now. Raw takes place in Atlanta, Georgia and airs live on USA Network.

Opinoinated View- WWE should just save the money. Take Old Heyman clips and edit them together. I mean he cuts the exact same promo saying the exact same things. IN the exact same order.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

PWG 07/29/16 Thirteen Results

Adam Cole def Brian Cage via roll up while holding the bottom rope
Roderick Strong def Timothy Thatcher via jumping knee to the face
Jeff Cobb def Trevor Lee via Tour of the Islands power slam
Chuck Taylor def Trent? via piledriver on tacs
Marty Scurll def Sami Callihan via Chicken Wing
PWG Tag Titles
Young Bucks def Death By Elbow to retain when Matt Jackson pins Hero with a backslide
PWG World Championship
Zack Sabre Jr def Kyle O’ Reilly to retain via Octopus Stretch/Armbar combo
Roderick Strong came out to cash in his rematch clause
PWG World Championship
Zack Sabre Jr def Roderick Strong and retains via botched interference by Cole and a European Clutch
“Thank You Roddy!” Chants. Roderick gave a farewell speech and invited the entire locker room out.

Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for the WWE Women’s Championship officially announced for SummerSlam PPV

WWE officially announced on Saturday morning that Sasha Banks will be defending the WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte at SummerSlam on August 21 in Brooklyn.

Here is the updated card for WWE SummerSlam as of this weekend.
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Match to crown the first ever WWE Universal Champion
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte
Opinoinated View- Haven't we seen these two try and wrestle each other and fail enough already? Hell after the last PPV and the match on Monday I think we should file a class action suit against them both for the damage they have done to our eyes. So far SummerSlam is a very mixed bag. Rollins vs. Balor if they are given time and it's not just a "Here Finn hold this place for a few weeks," thing could be amazing. If Ziggler brings his working boots for the first time in years good chance he and Ambrose do well.
Main event is going to suck as Lesnar only doe Suplexs and Orton just hast the same match over and over and over again. Than the Women's title match will suck big time.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Report Says Charlotte Did Not Ask For Time Off

PWInsider is refuting reports that Charlotte is taking time off in the near future, saying that according to sources Charlotte is scheduled for all her bookings in the near future and that there have been no request made to take time off.

The site says that the title switch was made in order to open the “New Era” of Raw with a big surprise and that with Charlotte’s run establishing the title as legitimate, the company is more open to the possibility of moving the title to push storyliness. Triple H is a big fan of Sasha and since the two were already planning to battle at SummerSlam, the title switch adds heat to the match.

Alberto Del Rio’s Contract Has Potential Out Coming Up

Alberto Del Rio has a clause in his contract that gives him a possible out in September. The site reports that TNA has shown interest in Del Rio but that he doesn’t seem likely to go there since he put down TNA during his PR tour of India for WWE.

Del Rio is making a lot of money with WWE, though it was noted he could also “make big money” working for Lucha Underground and Mexico. It would not be the same level as with WWE though.

According to some reports Del Rio who is dating Paige was unhappy about them being split during the recent draft.

Opinoinated View- Good I hope does to Mexico and LU. I barley watch LU and with how far a head they are taping odds are his shows in a return wouldn't air for about a year. I don't watch Mexican wrestling anymore. But man this guy is a moron. Remember there was the whole incident that ended his first WWE run. And yeah I get why he was mad doesn't' mean he was completely right in his actions. He got this super special deal where he could work AAA, LU, and ROH yet he wasn't happy there.

So he's back in WWE and now he's unhappy in there. I'm glade he didn't go to TNA. Keep his shit boring matches on shit bad shows.

Card For Tonight’s PWG 13 Show

Here is the card for tonight’s PWG 13 event…
* PWG Championship Match: Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Kyle O’Reilly
* PWG Tag Team Title Match: Champions The Young Bucks vs. Chris Hero & JT Dunn
* Timothy Thatcher vs. Roderick Strong
* Brian Cage vs. Adam Cole
* Sami Callihan vs. Marty Scurll
* Jeff Cobb vs. Trevor Lee
* Chuck Taylor vs. Trent

7.28 Impact Wrestling Report

Matt Hardy comes out and “summons” Brother Nero to the ring. Matt says that Jeff serves one purprose and that is to be his money making mule. He says that Jeff is here to sell merchandise and bring him money. Matt says that he takes his next step in claiming the “title of the world.” He says Jeff’s tonight is to ensure that he moves on to the BFG Playoffs Finals. Jeff says that if Matt is so great then he doesn’t need his help and should do it on his own. Matt says that he isn’t asking for his help, he is commanding Jeff’s “solitude.” Matt says that his wife doesn’t say no to him and Jeff won’t say no to him ever again. Matt says tonight he will win and EC3’s music cuts him off.

Matt starts growing and chomping at EC3 as he gets in the ring and EC3 just looks at him like a weirdo. EC3 says that Matt knew he would come and then starts mocking Matt’s growling and chomping. EC3 says he doesn’t care what sort of devious plans Matt has because nothing will stop him. He says that Vanguard 1 could fly in and drop a dilapidated boat on his head and it wouldn’t stop him from kicking Matt’s ass back to the “Hardy House of Whores.”

EC3 starts hyping up Jeff and saying that he isn’t obsolete, but if he gets involved in this match he will have a war with him. Matt says that he is going to eat EC3 and then eat his cats. EC3 gets pissed and says that you can say whatever you want about him but if you talk about “Skunk and Clover” then it is on!

BFG Playoffs Semifinals
“Broken” Matt Hardy w/Reby Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs. “The Ass Kicking Machine” Ethan Carter III
After some early offense from Matt EC3 takes over with a Running Clothesline. EC3 hits a Missile Dropkick but sells his leg like he may have injured his ankle on the landing. Matt immediately jumps on EC3 and goes to work on him. Matt works over the leg of EC3 for several minutes EC3 manages to use his free leg to kick Matt through the ropes to the floor and then EC3 hits a Slingshot Plancha over the top onto Matt on the floor. EC3 immediately grabs his leg when he lands. As Matt was trying to get back in the ring Reby grabs his leg, while Matt distracts the referee, allowing Matt to hit a Hanging DDT on EC3. EC3 counters a Twist of Fate into a clothesline and then hits an EC3 Splash followed by a Flapjack. Matt counters the One Percenter by biting EC3’s hand and hits the Side Effect for a nearfall. EC3 counters a Twist of Fate into an STO and then goes for the TK3. Matt blocks the TK3 and then chop blocks EC3’s injured leg. EC3’s eye is busted open. Matt drags EC3’s leg to the ring post and then pulls off EC3’s boot. He attempts to slam EC3’s foot into the ring post but EC3 slides away and as Matt rolls into the ring he eats the TK3 from EC3! Reby slides a hammer to Jeff and then she distracts the referee. EC3 shoves Matt into Reby and then EC3 and Matt clothesline each other! Jeff throws the ring into the middle of the ring. EC3 stops Matt from getting it but then Matt starts biting EC3’s ankle. Matt picks up the hammer but the referee catches him and takes it away. EC3 hits Matt with his boot, behind the referee’s back, and hits the One Percenter for the pin!
Winner: EC3 via pinfall (One Percenter)

In the back Maria meets with Madison Rayne. She says that Madison caught her eye last week and she thanks her for stepping up. Madison says she didn’t do it for Maria. She says that she is the “Queen Bee of the Knockouts” and ever since Maria came she has been pushed to the side so that Sienna can be a star. Madison says that Gail deserves to be in the Hall of Fame but she wants to know what Maria is going to do for her when she beats Gail. Maria says she has to beat her first.

Backstage Matt screams at Jeff about what happened in the ring. Matt says that Jeff ruins everything and that this won’t go unpunished. Jeff screams at Matt to punish him because nothing is worse than being deleted. Matt says that Jeff will learn that one day everything dies and he will learn to love something new.

Footage of Madison beating Gail Kim down last week is shown.

Gail Kim vs. “Queen Bee” Madison Rayne
Gail gets in Madison’s face before the match and they start shoving each other to start the match. After a quick back and forth Gail takes control with a Sidewalk Slam. Madison with a beautiful rollup for a nearfall but Gail answers with one of her own. Madison takes over the match with a series of knees and kicks before wearing Gail down with a Front Facelock and a beautiful Snap Suplex. Gail tries to come back with a Flying Cross Body but Madison sidesteps her and nails her with an Enziguri for another nearfall. Gail again tries a comeback with a Corner Body Splash but Madison moves causing Gail to crash into the ring post. Madison puts Gail in a Cravate and levels her with a series of knees and then a Sliding Clothesline as Gail was draped over the bottom rope. Madison tries to elbow Gail on the apron but Gail moves out of the way and then rolls her up for a nearfall. Madison cuts Gail off with a clothesline. Madison attempts a Superplex off the top but Gail shoves her off and then dives off the top right into a boot from Madison. Madison hits the Rayne Check but Gail got her foot on the bottom rope as Madison tried to get the pin. Gail comes back with the Eat Defeat out of nowhere after Madison argued with the referee and she picks up the win.
Winner: Gail via pinfall (Eat Defeat)

EC3 hypes up Moose backstage calling him the most destructive force in wrestling. He says that he promised to save TNA and he has done just that but for whatever reason Dixie has a problem with him. Bennett says that the only man standing in his way to the Finals of the BFG Playoffs is Drew Galloway and he has already beaten him. He tells Lashley to keep his title nice and warm for him and Moose is coming for Lashley too. Moose says that it doesn’t matter who gets in his way because he is going to crush Lashley.

A vignette between Bram and Rosemary in the woods is shown. Rosemary says that this is the place of secrets and the place where they began. She says that she wants to look in his eyes when she tells him. She tells the story of her growing up in the farm that they are at when something shattered her innocence. She tells a story about her cat getting sick and her mom promising to fix her when she found the dead cat in the trash later. Rosemary talks about how she fell from a tree while mourning her cat and when she woke up the tree began talking to her. The tree told her that she had a brother that she never met named Montgomery. It was her brother that brought her to the voices in the woods.

Bram says he is freaked out and confused by her and her story. Rosemary says she brought him out there to tell him about what happened in a barn that she points to.

Moose w/Mike Bennett vs. David Starr
Moose immediately attacks Starr at the bell slamming him into the turnbuckles repeatedly. Moose goes for a Forearm Smash but Starr moves and lights Moose up with some chops and forearms. Moose just shrugs him off and choke lifts him up to the top rope. Moose then shows off his athleticism with a beautiful dropkick knocking Starr off the top to the floor! Moose tosses Starr back in the ring but as Moose tried to get back in Starr dropkicked him. Starr hits another dropkick and then goes for a Suicide Dive only for Moose to catch him in midair and then Pop-Up Powerbomb him onto the apron! Back in the ring Moose destroys Starr’s entire existence with the Gamebreaker (Wristlock transitioned into a Shortarm Lariat) for the pin!
Winner: Moose via pinfall (Gamebreaker)

Bennett says, after the match, what we just witnessed was the most dominant and baddest man in professional wrestling. That brings out The Destroyer! Lashley power walks to the ring as Moose stares him down.

Moose and Lashley get in each other’s faces but Bennett gets between them and calms Moose down. Bennett asks the fans if this is a matchup that the fans want to see which of course results in a pop. Bennett says this match isn’t going to happen right now which doesn’t seem to make Moose very happy, but Bennett says he has a BFG Playoff match to focus on right now and he needs Moose. Moose tells Lashley that this isn’t over.

As Moose and Bennett are walking away Lashley says that one of these days Moose’s mommy might let him come out and play, but until then he should just walk away like a little bitch. Moose tries to come back but Bennett stops him and whispers something to him which causes Moose to back down.
Lashley says that he has the World Title and the X-Division Title but he wants all of the gold because that is the way to be truly dominant. He says that if there is a singles title out there he wants it and he is here to destroy the entire roster.

DJ Z comes out as footage of his win at Destination X is shown. Zema says he isn’t here to try and stop Lashley because he doesn’t know if anyone can stop him from doing anything but he is here to fight him! Zema says that he has been in the X-Division for five years and Lashley is the most dominant wrestler he has ever seen, but he isn’t an X-Division wrestler. He say that Lashley doesn’t want to hand over the X-Division Title and that is fine with him because he wants to take it from him! Zema says he is the #1 Contender and he is challenging him right now!

Lashley says that Zema and the fans don’t think he can do the things that Zema can do in the ring but Zema can’t do what he can do so he will let Zema pick any match he wants and he will whoop his ass no matter what it is. Zema thinks about it for a second and says he wants a Ladder Match! Lashley agrees and says they will do it right now as some staff members bring some ladders out!

TNA X-Division Championship
“The Destroyer” Lashley (c) vs. “DJ Z” Zema Ion
Zema quickly slides to the floor and grabs a ladder as Lashley chases him. Zema slides the ladder in the ring but Lashley grabs it and throws it to the floor. Zema sidesteps a charging Lashley and then leapfrogs over him and hits a series of kicks. Lashley tries to use his power but Zema uses his speed to stay one step ahead of Lashley until Lashley finally gets his hands on him and hits a Spinebuster. Lashley takes over the match and commences the beatdown. Lashley attempts a Running Shoulder Block in the corner but Zema moves out of the way and then hits as Springboard Back Elbow. Zema brings another ladder in the ring and Lashley tries to throw it at him but Zema manages to avoid it. Zema goads Lashley into chasing him outside and then quickly rolls back into the ring and hits a gorgeous Somersault Plancha over the top onto Lashley on the floor! Zema climbs on the announce table and then dives off with another Somersault Senton onto Lashley!

Back from the break Lashley is flat out destroying Zema with the ladder. He then lays it on top of Zema and stands on him and the ladder. Lashley taunts Pope a bit while he continues to beat Zema down. Zema baseball slide dropkicks a ladder into Lashley but then as he grabbed the ladder Lashley slams it into the face of Zema. Lashley hits a Dominator and then poses for the crowd and taunts Zema. He tosses Zema to the floor and sets the ladder up under the title. Lashley climbs the ladder but Zema dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick knocking Lashley off the ladder! Lashley rolls to the floor but he is not safe from Zema! Zema dives off the ladder with a Plancha over the top and onto Lashley on the floor! Zema climbs up the ladder but before he can grab the title Lashley grabs the ladder and actually lifts it in the air and then knocks it over knocking Zema onto the turnbuckles. Lashley hits a nasty Spinebuster but Zema comes back with a low blow and then the Rolling Leaping DDT! Zema climbs up the ladder but Lashley climbs up the other side and then Gorilla Presses Zema off the ladder in an insane spot! Lashley pulls the title down and retains it.
Winner & STILL TNA X-Division Champion: Lashley via pulling down the title

In the back EC3 talks to Drew Galloway about the BFG Playoffs and Galloway says that one day they may laugh about their rivalry over some beers but right now they are enemies. EC3 says that he wants to settle things with Galloway so he will have Galloway’s back tonight to make sure Moose doesn’t get involved. Drew says he doesn’t want EC3’s help and says that he will do it on his own. He says the next time he wants to see EC3 is in the Finals.
More Rosemary and Bram weirdness is shown. The jist of it is that Montgomery told Rosemary that her love “Johnny” would come. He never did so Rosemary started doing weird stuff with cutting herself on a freaky love letter and black magic. Finally Johnny came but he wasn’t who Rosemary thought. She says she has to take Bram “to the exact spot” before she can tell him what happened and we get a “to be continued” symbol.

Eli Drake hosts the “Facts of Life” and talks about being screwed over by a “crooked referee” in the BFG Playoffs. He asks if he really heard Lashley say early that his “Ninja Turtle head cross eyed halfwit Lashley” has beaten everyone in TNA. Drake says that he is the KOTM Champion and Lashley has never beaten him. Dummy, yeah. Drake says that Lashley is trying to go around and collect titles like Pokemon Go and if Lashley wants to put both of his titles on the line he will put his on the line too. He says there isn’t a man in TNA bad enough to take the title from him.
James Storm comes out and says that he already told Drake once that everytime he hits the Dummy button he is going to slap the piss out of him. He calls Storm a drunk and Storm says that if he was sober Drake wouldn’t like him because he would be whooping his ass. Storm says they both got beat in the BFG Playoffs but Drake has the KOTM Title and his opinion the man that holds that title is first in line for a World Title shot. Storm says that Drake did his best to try and get disqualified the last time they faced.

Storm grabs Drake’s jug of water and punts it. Storm says that water sucks just like Drake. Storm makes fun of the sleeveless suit he is wearing and says whatever he does in his spare time is his own problem, but he just wants one more shot at the title.

Drake says that Storm doesn’t deserve another shot and then Storm cracks a joke about Drake’s mom getting railed by Storm’s dad. Drake gets pissed and says that if he wants a shot at the title then he wants to never see Storm driving his stupid cooler to the ring or hear his stupid music again. He says that he doesn’t get Storm’s music but maybe because he’s never wanted to make love to his sister. Drake says that if he agrees to never getting another shot at the title if he loses then he will give him one last shot. They both agree and Drake tries to hit Storm with the title, but Storm ducks and then grabs the title. Drake low blows Storm and hits Blunt Force Trauma!

A vignette in the form of an infomercial airs with Tyrus calling himself “The Fixer” and how he is a gun for hire. Grado tries to get Tyrus to help him but they don’t have the money to pay him. Shera gets pissed at Grado and says that next week they will show The Tribunal they are not a joke.
Decay and Bro-Mans are brawling backstage!


TNA World Tag Team Championships
Monsters Ball Match
The Decay (c) vs. Bro-Mans w/Raquel
As we come back from break there is all kinds of plunder in the ring with the two teams. Steve whips Robbie with a kendo stick while Abyss works on Jessie in the corner. Abyss drags a board wrapped in barbed wire into the ring. Steve pours out a bag full of thumbtacks in the ring as well. Abyss destroys Jessie with a chair and then tosses him over the top rope. Decay whips Robbie into the ropes and attempts a Double Clothesline but Robbie ducks and Jessie comes flying out of nowhere with a Springboard Flying Double Clothesline! Bro-Mans starts laying into Decay with all sorts of weapons now. Jessie tosses a chair to Abyss and when he catches it he dropkicks him and then Robbie hits the Boom Drop on Steve onto a chair that was set up in the ring! They celebrate and start doing their taunts which allows Abyss to recover and clothesline them. Abyss tries to throw Robbie into the barbed wire board but he stops himself and then Bro-Mans shoulder block Abyss into the board! They hit the Bro-Down on Steve into the tacks! Jessie puts Steve in the Adonis Lock but Abyss comes back and grabs Jessie by the throat. Jessie elbows Abyss and then climbs up top only for Abyss to knock him off the top sending him crashing through a table at ringside! Abyss pulls out yet another board wrapped in barbed wire but also brings out Janice as well! Raquel low blows Abyss and then Robbie grabs Janice and tries to hit Steve with it, but Steve sidesteps him and then Robbie turns around right into a Chokeslam from Abyss into the barbed wire board for the pin!
Winners & STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: The Decay via pinfall (Chokeslam onto barbed wire)

Main Event
BFG Playoffs Semifinals
“The Chosen One” Drew Galloway vs. “The Miracle” Mike Bennett w/Maria & Moose
Moose blindsides Galloway from behind as he makes his entrance and then hits an Apron Bomb! Moose tosses Galloway into the ring where the match officially starts. Bennett immediately covers Galloway but he kicks out at two. Bennett tries for several more nearfalls but Galloway continues to kickout. Bennett completely dominates the first part of the match until Galloway comes back with a Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplex out of nowhere. Galloway takes control until he dives off the top for a Flying Clothesline only for Bennett to catch him in midair with a Miracle Cutter for a nearfall. The fight spills to the floor. Galloway actually slides Bennett under the ring and then catapults him into the steel beam under the ring in a very unique spot. Back in the ring Galloway gets a nearfall and then they begin exchanging strikes. Galloway hits his Reverse Alabama Slam for a nearfall. Galloway goes for the Future Shock DDT but Bennett counters into the Miracle Maker! He goes for another one but Galloway ducks and he hits the referee! Galloway hits the Future Shock! The referee is still down. Moose lays Galloway out and hits a nasty Sky High from the top rope! Bennett covers Galloway as the referee rolls over only for Galloway to kick out at two and a half. EC3 runs out and gets into a brawl with Moose. Moose goes for a Spear on EC3 but he moves and Moose crashes into the ring steps. Maria hands Bennett a kendo stick but EC3 takes it away from him and swings it at Bennett. Bennett ducks and EC3 nails Galloway! Moose pulls EC3 to the floor and hits him with the Gamebreaker! Bennett hits the Miracle In Progress for the pin!
Winner: Bennett via pinfall (Miracle In Progress)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

WWE Gets Partial Win in Brain Injury Countersuit Motion

– WWE scored a partial victory in their countersuit involving the brain injury lawsuit brought against them by Evan Singleton, Vito LoGrasso and others. The company filed a motion of reconsideration regarding the countersuit, in which WWE filed a pre-emptive suit asking the court to time bar potential claims by Blackjack Mulligan, Dynamite Kid, Koko B. Ware and Ivan Koloff — along with several “John Does” — after their lawyer, Konstantine Kyros, sent letters to the company notifying of intent to sue. WWE had argued that Kyros was improperly soliciting former wrestlers to sue the company and that the cases should be brought into Connecticut where they are barred by the statute of limitations. Kyros is now representing fifty-three former wrestlers in a similar lawsuit.

The court’s opinion agreed with WWE and not the argument from the talent involved, who argued that merely threatening a lawsuit left open the possibility that would not sue, and thus “did not institute litigation, nor . . . provide

 sufficient immediacy and reality to warrant the issuance of a declaratory judgment.”
WWE had also asked for expedited discovery to determine who else Kyros had lined up to sue — the “John Does” — but that motion was denied.

Did Charlotte Ask For Time Off?

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Charlotte’s dropping the WWE Women’s Title to Sasha Banks may be in order to give the now-former champion some time off in the near future. Both hosts of the show said that they have heard Charlotte asked for some time off, although they haven’t yet confirmed the news. Charlotte lost the championship to Banks on Raw.

It is worth noting, however, that Ric Flair noted on his podcast that a rematch between the two is on the horizon for SummerSlam. Charlotte could still take time off after that, but it does seem as if she will be sticking around at least until the August PPV.

Update on TNA Bound For Glory & Future TV Tapings

The TNA Bound for Glory PPV will now take place on October 2nd at the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. The date was moved from September 11th when WWE added the Smackdown brand’s Backlash PPV on the same date.
– Due to pushing the PPV back, the TNA tapings in August will now be held on August 11th through the 17th. They will tape Impact, Xplosion and One Night Only content.
– They will then tape TV the week of October 3rd, since everyone will be already in for the PPV.

More Details on The Simon Gotch-Sin Cara Backstage Fight

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, here are the latest details on the Simon Gotch-Sin Cara fight. The report says that in one version of the story, Sin Cara flipped out and threw an unopened soda at Gotch’s face, which led to Gotch going down hard. There is another story that says Sin Cara punched him. Gotch was off of the weekend live events, while Sin Cara worked the shows. There was no disciplinary action announced against Sin Cara. The report also says that Gotch has heat with some wrestlers, and that he and Sin Cara have had issues in the past, with some saying that his mouth gets people upset with him.

Lucha Underground Season Three Debuts on September 7th

Lucha Underground and El Rey sent out the following press release…


Austin, TX – July 28, 2016 – “Lucha Underground,” El Rey Network’s exhilarating, lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures will return for an all-new 40 episode, third season on Wednesday, September 7 at 8PM ET, it was announced today. Masked heroes and villains will continue to battle it out for wrestling supremacy in the hour-long weekly series, giving fans a ringside seat to the blood-pumping, chant-starting lucha libre drama and excitement. With Dario Cueto’s fate unclear, only one thing is for sure, this new season will bring even more death defying action with a new set of luchadores ready to leave their mark on the Temple.
Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s wrestling series, “Lucha Underground”. The riveting original introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Fans will have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. It provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that has come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.
“Lucha Underground” is produced by MGM in association with FactoryMade Ventures for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of MGM; Dorian Roldán from Lucha Libre AAA; Alejandro Garcia and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Skip Chaisson of Skip Films and El Rey Network. The series airs on El Rey Network and is distributed internationally by MGM.

WWE Not Signing Anyone Under 21

– The company now has a new internal rule, where they are not signing any one under 21. In the past they have signed talent under 21, but held them off the main roster until the age of 21, but that has now changed. 19-year-old Demi Bennett of Australia was recently contacted for a tryout, but when the company discovered her age, officials pulled her from the camp and told her that they were not allowing anyone under 21 to try out. She was told she’d be given a tryout when she turns 21.

WWE Buys Stake in Flo Sports

– WWE purchased a stake in Flo Sports, which is a web site that does live streaming of major events in sports like track, gymnastics, amateur wrestling, grappling and MMA.

Three NXT Releases

According to, WWE has reportedly released former Tough Enough competitor ZZ Loupe. The site says that he was released from his contract this morning.
ZZ was fan favorite when it came to the voting during the show, which kept him on the show until the finals, where he lost to Josh Bredl. At this time, there is no word on why he was released.

According to, WWE has released NXT talents Josh Woods and Tom Kingdon. Woods was a former national wrestling champion and 4-time All American who worked some NXT TV, but was used as an enhancement talent in his appearances. Kingdon was a high school football stand out and champion body builder who appeared on some NXT live events.
They also have confirmed the earlier report that ZZ Loupe was released.

Opinionated View- I never watched Tough Enough but from what I hear ZZ was not that good. As for the other two can't recall ever seeing them. That said I do have to ask were the cut "To make Room." Like were they cut because the NXT roster was to big and WWE wants some new talent to come in. Because if that's the case it show why it was stupid to re-sign guys like Ryhno and Shelton when you could just call up Roode, Aries, EY, Joe and a few other to the main roster. That way NXT has more sports open.

7.27 WWE NXT Report

Results courtesy of
NXT results: Did furious Samoa Joe accept TakeOver match with Nakamura?
NXT Champion Samoa Joe was fuming that he was not consulted before NXT General Manager William Regal awarded Shinsuke Nakamura a title match at TakeOver: Brooklyn and refused to accept the match. How did he react when Regal gave him an ultimatum to either take the match or forfeit the title?
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Wesley Blake
Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy’s differences continued to reveal themselves in a backstage dispute as both seemed determined to make a statement in singles action. Unfortunately for Blake, he would encounter a red-hot Shinsuke Nakamura on the heels of, arguably, his biggest victory to date in NXT against Finn Bálor. The King of Strong Style was on top of his game and oozing his trademark charisma, catching kisses and delivering his Kinshasa knee strike to the former NXT Tag Team Champion for the win.
After the contest, General Manager William Regal announced that Nakamura will challenge NXT Champion Samoa Joe in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Billie Kay def. Santana Garrett
Billie Kay continues to impress, showing off her athleticism in a commanding victory over Santana Garrett. The Australian-born Superstar displayed a much more aggressive in-ring attitude, delivering a hard-hitting attack on her opponent. In the end, the former basketball player nailed a vicious looking big boot to pick up the decisive win.
Bayley asks for a rematch against NXT Women’s Champion Asuka
Last week, Bayley gained redemption against Nia Jax, defeating the towering competitor in a brutal battle. With Jax now out of the way, Bayley has set her sights on regaining the NXT Women’s Championship from Asuka. The huggable Superstar made her case to General Manager William Regal for a rematch against the dangerous titleholder at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.
Regal agreed with the idea, but did say he first needs to talk with the champion before drawing up the contract. So, will Asuka accept this proposed blockbuster rematch?
TM-61 def. Rob Kimball & Adrian Nails
With NXT’s tag team division wide open, TM-61 continue to make a name for themselves at the right time. The duo of Nick Miller & Shane Thorne soundly defeated Rob Kimball & Adrian Nails thanks to an emphatic Thunder Valley for the pinfall victory.
No Way Jose def. Steve Cutler
No Way Jose showed a much more intense side last week when he ditched his smile to go on the attack and send Austin Aries running for the hills.
In his bout against Steve Cutler, the lively Superstar showed both sides to his personality, beginning the match in his usual fun-loving mood before letting loose his intense, wide-eyed rage that NXT fans witnessed a week ago. The flashy Superstar made quick work of Cutler before sending a message to “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”: No Way Jose is coming for you.
Kota Ibushi def. Buddy Murphy
Buddy Murphy was out to prove to his on-again, off-again tag team partner Wesley Blake and the rest of the NXT Universe that he can hold his own as a singles competitor, and he didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, despite Murphy’s impressive showing, it was Kota Ibushi’s time to shine.
The Cruiserweight Classic competitor —who is on his way to the second round of the groundbreaking tournament — flashed some serious skills in his NXT debut. After trading a series of vicious kicks with the Australian Superstar, “Golden Star” nailed a sit-out powerbomb for the win.
Joe reluctantly accepts match against Nakamura at NXT TakeOver
Upon hearing that General Manager William Regal had scheduled him to defend his title against Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, NXT Champion Samoa Joe made a bee line to the ring to address this sign of “disrespect.”
The defiant titleholder declared that The King of Strong Style was not a deserving challenger and that he would not be putting his title on the line against the charismatic competitor at the highly anticipated NXT TakeOver event in Brooklyn. Regal arrived and responded by letting Joe know that he would forfeit his title if he did not fight Nakamura on Saturday, Aug. 20. As a result, Joe angrily accepted the bout, but also warned that the Japanese Superstar may not make it to the summer showdown. In response, Nakamura showed Joe that he was not afraid of the ferocious champion, setting his sights on NXT’s top Superstar with a simple, yet poignant smile from the ramp.

7/27 WWE CWC Results

CWC First Round
“Textbook” Tyson Dux vs. “The Technical Wizard” Zack Sabre Jr.
Dux was trained by Terry Taylor and Scott D’Amore and actually previously worked for WWE for a few years about a decade ago as a jobber before tearing his ACL. Since then he worked for TNA and ROH some and all over America and Canada on the Indies. Sabre has been one of the top technical wrestlers in the world for the past several years putting on some true classics on the Indies in the past couple of years. He also spent several years working for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan, where he actually faced Daniel Bryan a few times (he also faced him in Europe). Sabre immediately goes to the mat with an armlock and then a modified heel hook. Dux counters with a single leg takedown and then puts Sabre in his own modified heel hook. Sabre rolls over and lifts himself up into a headlock on Dux. He takes Dux over but Dux comes right back with a headscissors. Sabre bridges up and out of the hold and then ties Dux up in more submissions and holds. Sabre puts Dux in a Cravate and everytime Dux attempts to escape Sabre counters him right back into the Cravate until Dux finally manages to take Sabre over with a Snapmare Takeover. Dux puts Sabre in his own Cravate but Sabre actually bridges out of it and into a wristlock. Sabre puts Dux in a hammerlock and takes him down to the mat and uses his leg to keep the hammerlock on before twisting the arm of Dux. Sabre puts Dux in a Jim Breaks Special but Dux fights out and scoop slams Sabre. Dux hits a series of chops and then whips him into the corner. Sabre elbows a charging Dux and then connects with a Diving European Uppercut from the middle rope. Sabre follows up with a Running European Uppercut in the corner and then a Pele kick to the outstretched arm of Dux. Sabre hits a series of roundhouse kicks to that arm but Dux catches a third attempt and connects with a Brainbuster for a nearfall. Dux puts Sabre in a Fujiwara Armbar and Sabre rolls through it to try and get away but Dux holds onto the armbar. Sabre rolls Dux over into a nearfall but Dux comes right back with a Sliding Elbow for another nearfall. Dux hits a series of forearms and then hits the ropes but Sabre ducks under him and locks Dux in an Octopus. Dux reaches the ropes but then Sabre kicks the arm again. Sabre attempts a Roundhouse Kick but Dux moves and Sabre comes right back with a Spinning Leg Sweep followed by a Shining Wizard! 1…2…NO Dux kicks out! Sabre charges into an Atomic Drop and then a Spike DDT! 1…2…NO Sabre kicks out! Dux attempts a Texas Cloverleaf but Sabre counters into a bridging pin for a nearfall. Dux gets back up and hits a nasty Lariat! Dux lifts Sabre up in a Fireman’s Carry but Sabre counters into a crazy hanging submission and then into a Hanging Jim Breaks Special. Dux falls to the mat and Sabre transitions right into an Omoplata! Dux almost gets to the ropes with one of arms but Dux grabs it and starts twisting on the fingers of Dux forcing him to verbally submit.
Winner: Sabre via submission (Omoplata)
“The Trailblazer” Drew Gulak vs. “The Bollywood Boy” Harv Sihra
Gulak was trained by CHIKARA in America with training from Mike Quackenbush, Chris Hero and the legenary Jorge “Skadye” Rivera. He has worked all over America but his home promotion for the longest was EVOLVE before signing a developmental deal with WWE. Sihra is a Canadian that worked for TNA’s Indian side project Ring Ka King along with Jeff Jarrett’s GFW last year. He and his brother, Gurv Sihra who will also be in this tournament, are a tag team called the Bollywood Boyz. Gulak immediately starts mat wrestling Sihra with an inside cradle for an early nearfall. Sihra Monkey Flips Gulak but Gulak rolls him into a body scissors. Sihra counters the hold and Gulak immediately gets to the ropes. They shake hands and then Gulak takes Sihra over with a Side Headlock Takeover. Sihra gets back to his feet but gets run over by a shoulder block from Gulak. Sihra speeds things up but Gulak catches him on a Cross Body Block attempt. Gulak attempts a Fireman’s Carry but Sihra rolls him up for a nearfall followed by a Crucifix Rollup for another nearfall. Sihra comes right back with a small package and again Gulak kicks out. Gulak elbows Sihra and then hits a Diving Clothesline off the top for a nearfall. Gulak slaps Sihra repeatedly and then actually Scoop Slams Sihra onto the ropes in a nasty looking spot. Sihra rolls to the apron and then backdrops Gulak over the top to the floor. Sihra hits a Springboard Plancha off the ropes onto Gulak on the floor! Sihra rolls Gulak into the ring and covers him for a nearfall. Sihra rains down some right hands on Gulak and then connects with a Spinning Neckbreaker for another nearfall. Gulak headbutts Sihra and then climbs up top, but Sihra crotches him and hits a Superplex off the top. Sihra goes for a Sharpshooter but Gulak blocks it and then immediately locks Sihra in the Gu-Lock (Dragon Sleeper) for the win!
Winner: Gulak via submission (Dragon Sleeper)

CWC First Round
“The Premiere Athlete” Tony Nese vs. Anthony Bennett
Nese was trained by Mikey Whipwreck and spent the majority of 2011 and 2012 in TNA as a part of the X-Division. He’s been working a lot for EVOLVE as well. I don’t know much about Anthony Bennett at all other than he has a goofy 80’s style Kid-N-Play haircut and does some even goofier dancing. He even has an extra pair of sunglasses on his hair. Nese takes Bennett down with a Waistlock but Bennett counters into a hammerlock. Nese reverses him into a Side Headlock only for Bennett to counter right back into the hammerlock. Nese shoves Bennett away and then leapfrogs a charging Bennett. Nese matrixes out of a clothesline attempt and then hits a gorgeous series of strikes with knees and kicks. Nese hits a series of forearms and then tosses Bennett through the ropes. Bennett lands on the apron but then Nese nails him with a Roundhouse Kick and then a Spinning Leg Sweep. Bennett falls to the floor and Nese sets up for a dive but Bennett gets out of the way. Nese lands on the apron and then leapfrogs an attempt by Bennett to sweep his legs. Nese then Superkicks Bennett and attempts to Powerbomb him on the floor! Bennett grabs the ropes to escape and then dives off the apron with a Somersault Plancha onto Nese on the floor. Back in the ring Bennett attempts a Butterfly Suplex but Nese blocks it and then Flapjacks him onto the top rope. Nese follows up with a beautiful Springboard Asai Moonsault for a nearfall. Nese goes for a Vertical Suplex but Bennett counters with a series of knees, Nese Suplexes him anyway for a nearfall. Nese puts Bennett in a Bodyscissors. Bennett fights out of the hold and catches Nese with an armdrag. Bennett hits a series of forearms and then a series of Flying Clotheslines. Bennett hits the ropes and connects with a Pop-Up Dropkick. Bennett goes for a Tornado DDT but Nese blocks it and lifts Bennett back up to the top. Bennett blocks a roundhouse kick from Nese and hits a Diving Tornado DDT for a nearfall. The two exchange some stiff forearms and then Nese attempts to duck through the legs of Bennett but Bennett falls botching the spot. Eventually Nese gets back to the spot and slides through Bennett’s legs into a Pump Handle Slam. Nese goes to the top but then the referee stops him and checks on Bennett in a horrendous spot. The referee tells Nese to go ahead and he hits the 450 Splash for the pin.
Winner: Nese via pinfall (450 Splash)

Daniel Bryan suggests Bennett may have separated his shoulder as a trainer looks at Bennett’s arm.

Main Event
CWC First Round
Brian Kendrick vs. Raul “Jinzo” Mendoza
Mendoza is a Mexican luchador that was trained by El Mexicano, Gran Apache, and Black Tiger in Mexico and previously worked masked as Jinzo and Tribal. He changed his name earlier this year to Ronnie Mendoza and now here as Raul Mendoza. Kendrick is one of the more well known guys in this tournament. He was trained, alongside Daniel Bryan, by Shawn Michaels’ “Texas Wrestling Academy” and worked for WWE for years before leaving in 2009. He joined TNA in 2010 and stayed there until 2013 and since then has began training wrestlers himself and working in Japan as well. He is a former WWE Tag Team Champion and TNA X-Division Champion. Kendrick immediately takes Mendoza down with an armlock but Mendoza sweeps his leg and then catches him with a Snapmare Takeover. Mendoza puts Kendrick in a chinlock but Kendrick counters into a side headlock. Mendoza shoves Kendrick into the ropes but eats a shoulder block. Kendrick leapfrogs Mendoza but then Mendoza flips over his back and catches Kendrick with a hurricanrana. Kendrick rolls to the floor and then Mendoza fakes a dive which irritates Kendrick. Back in the ring Kendrick attempts a dropkck but Mendoza sidesteps him and puts Kendrick in a nuts Kneebar spinning Kendrick in the air and then slamming him into the mat and continuing to lock in the Kneebar! Kendrick manages to get to the ropes and then he kicks Mendoza in the face as the referee separated them. Kendrick rakes Mendoza’s face on the middle rope and then forces Mendoza’s mouth around the ropes and kicks the ropes. Kendrick puts Mendoza in a Double Armbar and it looks like Mendoza’s lip is busted. Kendrick attempts a Lariat but Mendoza rolls him up for a nearfall. Kendrick comes back with a Sliding Elbow on Mendoza. Kendrick hits a Running Clothesline on Mendoza in the corner and then he attempts to toss Mendoa into the ropes, but Mendoza slides through the ropes and connects with a crazy Springboard Missile Dropkick! Kendrick rolls to the floor and Mendoza comes flying over the top with a gorgeous Corkscrew Plancha onto Kendrick on the floor! Mendoza rolls Kendrick in the ring and then goes for a Springboard 450 but Kendrick moves out of the way. Mendoza lands on his feet and connects with a Leaping Enziguri! 1…2…NO Kendrick kicks out! Mendoza slams Kendrick in the corner and then charges right into a boot from Kendrick. Kendrick follows up with a Sliding Dropkick and then he climbs up top. Mendoza kicks Kendrick’s legs out from underneath him hanging Kendrick up in the tree of woe. Mendoza Superkicks him and then Mendoza goes to the opposite corner and hits a UAM Terminator (Van-Terminator)! Mendoza follows up with a Backstabber! 1…2…NO Kendrick got his foot on the bottom rope. Mendoza hits a series of elbows and kicks and then Kendrick falls to the mat and plays like he has a head injury. Kendrick then pulls Mendoza into the ropes and rolls him up with the Bully Choke for the submission!
Winner: Kendrick via submission (Bully Choke)

IMPACT Preview: The BFG Playoffs Semi-Finals

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Updates on Former WWE Stars Returning

– On last night’s Smackdown, Rhyno made his return and the company promoted the return of Shelton Benjamin. This of course led to speculation about other returning stars.

According to, Jinder Mahal has re-signed with the company and will be working the Raw brand. The site also reports that former WWE performer Curt Hawkins has signed to work the Smackdown brand.

They also note that WWE has discussed bringing back (and possibly already contacted) Melina, MVP, Carlito, Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards.

7/26 WWE Smackdown Report

The show opens with Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan backstage with mics in hand. They walk out inside the arena. Shane and Bryan put over how the show is all about the fans watching and in attendance. Bryan kicks off a “YES” chant.
A new Smackdown opening hits featuring the new exclusive roster.
We return live in Buffalo as the “YES” chant continues. We see the Smackdown crew surrounding the ring on top of the ring apron. Shane asks Buffalo what is up. A loud “SHANE O MAC” chant starts up. Shane said Smackdown is all about opportunity. Shane announces that starting on September 11, Smackdown will be presenting it’s own PPV, Backlash.
Shane brings up how Smackdown is home to the one and only WWE Champion and how they need to find an opponent for Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam. He then introduces the Undisputed WWE Champion, Dean Ambrose. Ambrose walks out to a big reaction. He said he has the Smackdown Live fever and wants to know who is going to step up.
Bryan says this is what he loves about Ambrose: he will fight anyone at any time. He said they have a plan for his opponent at SummerSlam. Bryan announces a Six Pack Challenge No. 1 Contenders match. Six WWE Superstars will have the opportunity to compete for the No. 1 Contendership to wrestle Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Announced for the match tonight includes John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin and AJ Styles. Bryan says the sixth spot is open to anyone. The sixth person in the Six Pack Challenge will be the winner of a Battle Royal.
That Battle Royal is up next.
-Commercial Break-
Battle Royal
Winner moves on to the Six Pack Challenge Main Event
Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga welcome us back to the live show.
The bell rings and here we go. Kane and Erick Rowan are being attacked by separate groups in each corner. Kane quickly tosses out Simon Gotch.
Simon Gotch is eliminated.
Aiden English works over Zack Ryder in the corner. The Ascension is attacking Kane. Kane tosses both members of Ascension over the top rope.
The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) is eliminated.
Kane tries to toss Kalisto out. English is almost eliminated and hangs on. Ryder with jumping elbow to Kane in the corner. Jey Uso almost eliminates Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio kicks Kane in the head in the corner. Mojo Rawley goes after Rowan. Jey with superkicks. Tyler Breeze with a superkick on Jey Uso and Fandango pulls him over the top rope.
Jey Uso is eliminated.
-Commercial Break-
We are back live.
During the break, we find out Aiden English and Erick Rowan are eliminated.
Aiden English is eliminated.
Erick Rowan is eliminated.
Mojo Rawley is tossed out by Alberto Del Rio.
Mojo Rawley is eliminated.
Del Rio with a backstabber to Apollo Crews. Del Rio is tossed out by Ryder and Crews. Breezango is tossed out next by Kane.
Alberto Del Rio is eliminated.
Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) is eliminated.
Kane with uppercuts and clotheslines to Ryder, Crews and Kalisto. Kane tries to toss Kalisto over the top rope and Kalisto hangs on. Kalisto with a kick to the face. Ryder with a missile dropkick. Crews with a standing moonsault over Kane. Kalisto with a springboard frog splash over Kane. Ryder with a botched dropkick to the back of Kalisto. Ryder is trying to toss Crews over the top rope and Crews is hanging on. Crews is now trying to toss Ryder over with help from Kalisto. Ryder with a big elbow dropping Kalisto. Ryder with a powerful looking neckbreaker to Kalisto. Ryder tosses Kalisto over and Kalisto hangs on. Crews clotheslines Ryder over. Ryder hangs on. Salida Del Sol on Crews. Ryder slips attempting a flying elbow. Kalisto spikes the face of Ryder off the mat. Kane tosses Kalisto over.
Kalisto is eliminated.
Kane with an uppercut to Ryder and boot to Crews. Kane clotheslines Ryder and Crews in the corners. Ryder avoids another shot in the corner. Ryder with a Broski Boot to Kane. Ryder with a kick to the face of Crews in the corner. Kane cuts off a Rough Ryder and launches Ryder over the top rope to the outside.
Zack Ryder is eliminated.
Crews counters a chokeslam, Kane charges and Crews pulls the rope down.
Kane is eliminated.
Winner and advancing to the Six Pack Challenge: Apollo Crews
After the match, Renee Young gets word with Apollo Crews. He said tonight he plans to win the Six Pack Challenge and move on to SummerSlam.
Set for the No. 1 Contenders Six Pack Challenge tonight is John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin vs. AJ Styles vs. Apollo Crews.
Natalya vs. Becky Lynch in a rematch from Battleground is up next.
A video package runs hyping the return of Shelton Benjamin to WWE on Smackdown.
-Commercial Break-
Dolph Ziggler cuts a promo about the Six Pack Challenge match tonight.
Natalya vs. Becky Lynch
Lock up and Natalya with a headlock takedown early on Becky Lynch. Becky fights out and gets a headlock takedown of her own. Natalya quickly fights out of that. Natalya with a quick shoulder tackle that drops Becky. Becky catches Natalya with a single leg dropkick and Natalya rolls out of the ring. Becky yells, “Straight fire!” Natalya is back in and throws Becky back first over the mat and works over her against the second rope. Natalya with a scoop slam and pose over Becky. Becky pulls back on the arms of Becky applying pressure. Becky fights out and gets a roll up for a two count on Natalya. Becky with clotheslines and a heel kick. Becky misses a shot in the corner on Natalya. Becky catches Natalya with an elbow. Natalya pulls Becky off the corner with a sweep as we head to a break.
-Commercial Break-
We return as Natalya has an abdominal stretch locked on Becky. Becky fights out flipping Natalya. Becky with a series of elbows and a big uppercut. Becky with a shot in the corner, a low kick and Natalya tosses Becky back into the corner. Becky with a kick to the head. Becky goes up top, jumps and connects with a flying leg drop for a close two count. Becky blocks an elbow, attempts a small package, Natalya counters, Becky goes for an armbar, Natalya counters out and connects with her twisting lariat for a close two count. Becky counters a Sharpshooter attempt and gets the armbar locked on. Natalya taps out.
Winner: Becky Lynch
After the match, Renee Young is with Becky Lynch. Young says this must feel like redemption after she lost to Natalya at Battleground. Becky says, “Just call me Becky Balboa baby!” Alexa Bliss walks out introducing herself and saying she is what the new era looks like yelling in the direction of Becky.
Naomi interrupts Bliss and says Bliss shouldn’t be running her mouth when she hasn’t even had her official WWE match yet.
Here comes Carmella. She does her NXT introduction when she gets interrupted.
Eva Marie is out. “Allow yourself to be seduced,” says the deep voice. Eva blows a kiss.
The Six Pack Challenge main event is advertised for later tonight.
Up next, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz and Maryse.
-Commercial Break-
Baron Corbin cuts a promo about the Six Pack Challenge match tonight.
MizTV with special guest: The Miz
Maryse wants everyone to stand up and welcome the “sexiest man alive”, the A-lister, her husband, your WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz.
The Miz introduces his guest tonight – a former WWE Champion and the current WWE Intercontinental Champion, the most see WWE Superstar in the world, The Miz!
The Miz proceeds to start interviewing himself for the segment. He puts himself over as a WWE star, a movie star and that he is married to the “perfect woman.” Miz wants everyone to be proud of him because they can’t be proud of themselves. He gets comment from Maryse about being married to Miz adding it is like being married to Han Solo.
Randy Orton walks out to interrupt. Orton grabs a mic and heads inside the ring. “Randy, good to see you,” The Miz says sarcastically. Orton said it sounded like Miz was talking about him when he was watching backstage. He puts over Miz and his mic skills. Miz says he is a professional. Orton said Miz must be an expert at playing with himself. Miz says Orton can crack all the jokes he wants because he has a match with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Orton brings up he made a pretty good living at one point killing legends. He admits he is probably going to Suplex City, but it only takes one RKO to send Lesnar to Viperville. Miz said Orton seems real confident for a guy that hasn’t been in the ring for nine months. He said Orton’s first match back might be his last.
Orton said SummerSlam won’t be his last match and it doesn’t have to be his first match. He suggests a match tonight in Buffalo. “And how cool would it be that my big return right here in this ring tonight takes place against the Intercontinental Champion.” Miz asks if the crowd wants to see that match? “How about no,” adds The Miz. He said Orton doesn’t get a shot at the title like that. Orton agrees, says the title isn’t on the line and this would be a warm up match. Miz brings up beating Orton to become the WWE Champion and isn’t going to fall for Orton’s tricks. Orton asks Miz if he is scared about getting his “ass whipped” in front of his pretty wife? He asks who is doing the pitching and the catching in this relationship. Maryse accepts the match on behalf of Miz.
-Commercial Break-
Non-Title Match
WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz w/ Maryse vs. Randy Orton
The bell rings and here we go. Miz quickly bails to the outside. Miz is back in catching Orton with a kick and a right hand. Miz quickly tosses Orton out of the ring. Orton hits his shoulder really hard on the outside. Orton slaps the barricade and looks mad. Orton is clutching his shoulder as Miz tosses him into the barricade again. Miz with more shots and sends Orton into the timekeepers area barricade. Miz tosses Orton back inside and kicks him in the face after hitting the ropes. Miz with kicks to Orton in the corner. Miz bails and Orton with uppercuts to Miz. Miz sends Orton shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Miz tosses Orton back inside. RKO out of no where on Miz! Orton stays sitting down. Orton leans up against the ropes and gets back on his feet slowly. Miz is still down. Orton kicks at Miz. Orton fires up the crowd in Buffalo. Orton starts slapping the mat. Another RKO on Miz for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
Brock Lesnar returns to WWE next Monday night on RAW.
-Commercial Break-
A video package runs focusing on former NXT Tag Team Champions American Alpha. Chad Gable and Jason Jordan debut on Smackdown Live next week.
We return live and see an unknown wrestler warming up when Heath Slater hits the ring. Slater attacks the wrestler and kicks him out of the ring. Slater grabs a mic and asks why he wasn’t drafted to RAW or Smackdown Live. He said if Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan want to lead Smackdown into a new “error” (he meant era), Slater suggests they put him in the Six Pack Challenge tonight to make it a Magnificent Seven Challenge. He starts up up a “SIGN HEATH SLATER” chant for the crowd in Buffalo.
Shane McMahon walks out and asks Heath if he knows if they are live. He said if Slater wants a job he could do something more constructive like submit a resume. Slater is pretty sure Shane has the WWE Network and suggests he type in his name to see his resume. He said he was the brains behind Nexus, The Core and he was the One Man Band baby! Slater puts himself over as a three-time WWE Tag Team Champion and feels he can do so much more. He puts himself over as the highest free agent in sports entertainment today.
We see Rhyno getting inside the ring. Shane says he agrees that he is looking at the hottest free agent today. Slater turns around and takes a Gore from Rhyno.
AJ Styles cuts a promo about the Six Pack Challenge match tonight. That match is next.
-Commercial Break-
Six Pack Challenge No. 1 Contendership Match
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin vs. AJ Styles vs. Apollo Crews
As announced earlier tonight, the winner of this match will challenge Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam on August 21 in Brooklyn.
Bray Wyatt cuts a promo saying tonight, five men will fall and he will then truly have the whole world in his hands. “Buffalo…I’m here.”
We get entrances for all six men involved in the main event tonight.
The bell rings and a big brawl breaks out. Styles and Crews. Wyatt and Corbon. Styles is now going after Cena in the corner as we head to a commercial break.
-Commercial Break-
We are back live as Wyatt is holding Crews allowing Styles to get in a big kick. Styles with a jumping knee over the head of Crews. We see a shot of Corbin and Cena on the outside. Wyatt with a senton splash over Crews. Wyatt takes a bow in front of Styles. Wyatt wants to see what Styles can do. Styles hits the ropes and Wyatt levels him with a clothesline. Ziggler with a dropkick to Wyatt and follows with a swinging neckbreaker. Ziggler with a flying elbow over Wyatt for a two count. Corbin trips up Ziggler, pulls him out and levels him with a right hand. Styles with a running knee to the face of Corbin on the ring apron. Styles with a springboard 450 splash over Wyatt! Cena is back in taking a fireman’s carry from Styles. Crews with a series of german suplexes hanging on to Styles releasing on a third. Corbin plants Crews over the mat, hooks the leg and Crews kicks out. Corbin with high knees to Crews. Corbin with a corner clothesline on Crews. We head to another break.
-Commercial Break-
We get a double tower of doom spot as we come back from a break. Corbin goes after Crews with right hands. Crews fights back with rights of his own. Corbin with a twisting powerbomb planting Crews and gets another close two count. Corbin is yelling at the referee. Crews with an impressive lifting sitdown powerbomb on Corbin. Wyatt pulls out the referee to break up the pinfall attempt by Crews. Wyatt is crawling around. Crews falls to the mat freaked out. Sister Abigail on Crews. Zig Zag on Wyatt, hook of the leg and the referee is still down. Ziggler can’t believe it and yells at the referee to get up. Ziggler fires up in the corner. Cena with an AA on Ziggler. Cena counters Sister Abigail. Pele Kick on Wyatt. AA on Styles. Cena hooks the leg of Styles and Styles kicks out! Crews is up top. Cena catches Crews, rolls through, Cena tosses Crews up to his shoulders and hits an AA. AA on Wyatt. Corbin fights off an AA attempt. Cena gets Corbin back up and connects with an AA. Styles with a flying forearm out of no where. Ziggler with a superkick on Styles and gets the pinfall!
Winner and new No. 1 Contender: Dolph Ziggler
Dean Ambrose defends the WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam.
After the match, Dolph Ziggler celebrates with fans at ringside. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose walks out to interrupt Ziggler’s celebration. Ambrose gets in the face of Ziggler and holds up the WWE Championship as we get another replay of the finish.
Back live, Daniel Bryan is in the ring holding up the arms of Ambrose and Ziggler.
Shane McMahon is headed back to the ring. He shakes the hand of Ziggler.
Ziggler points at the WWE Championship as the show comes to a close.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BattleGround Review, Other WWE TNA and Lucha Underground News

WWE announces the return of Shelton Benjamin, will be part of Smackdown Live every Tuesday soon

During tonight’s 7/26 WWE Smackdown Live from Buffalo, WWE announced the return of Shelton Benjamin to the company as part of the Smackdown brand.

Opinionated View- Yawn. Worse talent out there but Shelton just isn't exciting no matter how many cray spot he did or how many pushes he got. Just hope he's here to fill out the roster and put over new talent.

#1 Contender to WWE Title to Be Named on Smackdown

 Shane McMahon took to Twitter to announce that on tonight’s Smackdown, he and Daniel Bryan will name a #1 contender for Dean Ambrose’s WWE Championship. Smackdown airs from Buffalo, New York tonight on USA Network.

Dudley Boys Re-Sign With WWE

PWInsider reports that according to several sources, the Dudley Boys have signed a new deal with WWE. The site reports that WWE, Bubba Ray and D-Von all agreed to a new deal that will keep the tag team with the company. They returned on a one-year deal last August.

The Dudleys were drafted to Raw last week.

Opinionated View- Hey good let the garbage stay in the dump.

What Were The Original Plans For Summerslam?

The Wrestling Observer‘s Dave Meltzer said that the original plan for Summerslam was Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins for the new WWE Universal Championship. The plan was always to create a new world title but Reigns’ 30 day suspension for violating the Wellness Policy removed him from the match. Now Finn Balor will face Seth Rollins for the belt.

Opinionated View- Well Dave loves the well duh reporting. I just hope is actually going to push Balor and try and truly make him a main eventer. I don't just want him to fill in until Vince take's Roman out of timeout.

Did Randy Orton Go Off Script at Battleground?

During the Highlight Reel segment at the WWE Battleground PPV, Chris Jericho brought up that Brock Lesnar will be taking Randy Orton to Suplex City. Orton stated that he knew that, and that, “it only takes one RKO to get to Viperville… no enhancement needed.” Many wondered if Orton went off script to take a shot at Lesnar, but according to Dave Meltzer on Observer Radio, Orton did not go off script and the line was written for him.

WWE SummerSlam lineup

The following matches are advertised for the WWE SummerSlam event, which will be held on August 21 in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center.

-Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
-Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor for the new WWE Universal Championship

Opinionated View- So Lesnar vs. Orton will be utter shit. But man we might get a classic in Rollins vs. Balor

Brock Lesnar To Appear On Next Week's Raw

WWE has announced that Brock Lesnar would be making his return to the company next Monday night on RAW live from Atlanta, Georgia.


NEXT WEEK @BrockLesnar returns LIVE on in Atlanta!
This will be Lesnar’s first WWE appearance since WrestleMania 32 back in April and his first appearance since his successful return to the UFC at UFC 200 back on July 9.
Lesnar has made headlines in recent weeks for potential USADA drug test violations for tests stemming from both out-of-competition testing (July 15) and in-competition testing (July 19) in the days leading up and during the day of UFC 200 in Las Vegas.

7/25 WWE Raw Report

- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a new intro video. We're live from Pittsburgh with Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They're back near the production area. We go to the ring with Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley.

Foley brings the RAW roster out to the stage. He talks about producing the best show every week. Stephanie says Foley will have full authority status to do what he needs. Stephanie brings up Roman Reigns costing the brand the WWE Title at Battleground. Fans boo. Stephanie calls him a loser. She says there has always been a heavyweight champion on RAW and the world demands it. She says that's exactly what they're going to get. Foley announces Fatal 4 Way matches for tonight. The winner will face Seth Rollins at SummerSlam to crown the new WWE Universal Champion. The participants are revealed to be Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Roman Reigns, WWE United States Champion Rusev, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor. Balor appears and gets a big pop. They address WWE Women's Champion Charlotte and announce Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for tonight because of the tag match loss at Battleground.

WWE Universal Title Qualifier: Cesaro vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor
Back from the break. We go to the ring and out first comes Cesaro followed by WWE United States Champion Rusev. Kevin Owens is out next. Finally, Finn Balor makes his first entrance to RAW and gets a big pop. The bell rings and Balor takes Owens to the corner while Rusev takes Cesaro to a corner. They go to the floor while Owens and Balor go at it. Owens with a shoulder tackle. They run the ropes and Balor hits a dropkick. They also go to the floor. Rusev gets sent into the barrier. Cesaro leaps off the apron and takes Rusev down with a cannonball. We go to commercial. Back from the break and Balor is down. Owens ends up talking trash and keeping Balor down in the corner while Cesaro and Rusev go at it. Owens and Rusev end up double teaming Cesaro before having issues. Owens with a senton on Cesaro. Rusev tries to one-up him. Owens brings Balor in the ring. Balor fights them both off with forearms. Balor ducks a clothesline but gets slammed for a 2 count. Rusev breaks the pin. Rusev with a side suplex on Owens. Rusev misses a diving headbutt. Owens and Rusev trade shots. Cesaro takes them both down with a crossbody from the top. Cesaro with the Uppercut Train on all three opponents. Rusev stops a Cesaro Swing on Owens. Cesaro boots Rusev and tosses him to the floor. Cesaro also tumbles to the floor. Balor turns around to a shot from Owens. They trade counters and Balor hits a dropkick. Balor runs the ropes and dives out onto all three of his opponents. Balor takes Rusev out with kicks from the apron. He comes in and goes at it with Cesaro. Balor goes on and hits the 1916 on Cesaro for a 2 count. Back to commercial.Back from the break and Rusev counters to slam all three out of the corner. More back and forth, offense by Rusev. Owens drops Cesaro on the floor with a superkick. Owens goes to the top and hits a Frogsplash on Balor but Rusev breaks the pin. Owens with a pop-up powerbomb on Balor but Cesaro barely breaks the pin up. Owens blocks the Neutralizer but eats the springboard corkscrew uppercut. Cesaro goes for the Swing on Owens but Rusev superkicks him. Rusev with a kick to Owens as well. Rusev applies The Accolade on Owens but Cesaro breaks it and suplexes Rusev on his head. Cesaro with a 2 count on Rusev. He applies the Sharpshooter but it's blocked. Rusev with The Accolade for a 2 count. The hold is broken and Cesaro floors Rusev with a clothesline. Rusev and Cesaro get up trading shots in the middle of the ring. Cesaro hits the Swing on Rusev and then applies the Sharpshooter. Owens breaks it with a superkick. Owens with the corner cannonball on Owens. Balor comes in and hits a Slingblade on Owens. Balor dropkicks Rusev and goes to the top for the Coup de Grace and the win. Balor is going to the main event.Winner: Finn Balor - After the match, Balor celebrates as the crowd pops.  - Still to come, The New Day will celebrate their record-breaking title reign and new cereal. Also, Nia Jax debuts. Back to commercial. - Back from the break and we go to the announcers, still over in their new location and standing as they talk about the brand split.

Nia Jax vs. Britt Baker
We go to the ring and out comes Nia Jax for her main roster debut. Local wrestler Britt Baker waits in the ring. Nia attacks and hits a big splash in the corner. Nia catches Britt and slams her in the corner. Nia keeps control and destroys Baker, getting the easy win with the leg drop.Winner: Nia Jax - After the match, Nia stands tall as the referee tends to her opponent. - We see Sasha Banks backstage when Goldust and R-Truth walk in playing Pokemon Go. They walk off and Tom Phillips approaches Sasha for comments on tonight's Women's Title match. Sasha says she finally gets to expose Charlotte tonight. Sasha says it's a New Era and the New Era is about to have its first new champion, The Boss. Sasha says the title is about to have a new swag to it and it's about to get lit. - Still to come, Roman Reigns vs. Sami Zayn vs. Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho to determine who faces Finn Balor in the main event. Back to commercial. - Brock Lesnar is announced for next week's RAW.

WWE Universal Title Qualifier: Sheamus vs. Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho vs. Roman Reigns
Back from the break and the Superstars are out with Roman Reigns coming last to boos from the crowd. Back and forth to start with action all over the place. Jericho and Sheamus double team Sami while Reigns is down on the outside. They toss Sami to the apron but he hangs on and fights back in. Sami takes Sheamus down with a hurricanrana and dumps Jericho to the floor. Jericho lands on Sheamus. Sami runs the ropes for a dive but puts on the brakes as the veteran heels move on the floor. Reigns comes from behind and spikes Sami to the mat for a 2 count. Reigns knocks Sheamus to the floor and hits a snap suplex on Sami for a 2 count. Reigns takes Sami from corner to corner now as the boos continue. More back and forth with all four Superstars. Reigns ends up running the ropes and hitting a big dive on all three of his opponents. Back to commercial with Reigns standing tall as fans boo. Back from the break and Reigns hits a double Drive By on Sheamus and Jericho. More back and forth. Sami with a Blue Thunderbomb on Reigns for a close 2 count. Reigns counters a Helluva Kick and hits the Razor's Edge sitdown for a 2 count. More action all over the place as they steal pins and land counters. Fans do the "ole!" chants for Sami as he goes at it with Jericho. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho and gets it locked in. Sheamus eventually breaks it with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus covers for a 2 count as Sami breaks it. Sheamus and Sami go at it again. Sheamus with the Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus goes for White Noise but Reigns hits a Superman punch. Jericho also takes a Superman punch. Another for Sheamus. Sami rolls Reigns up for 2. Reigns with another punch. Reigns blocks a Codebreaker and drops Jericho with a punch after a failed attempt. Reigns readies for a spear as fans boo. Jericho kicks the spear and nails a Codebreaker for a 2 count.Jericho yells at Reigns to stay down. Jericho misses a shot and Reigns spears him for the win. Reigns is going to the main event against Finn Balor.Winner: Roman Reigns Neville vs. Curtis AxelBack from the break and JoJo announces Curtis Axel as Mr. Irrelevant due to him being the final draft pick for RAW. Axel takes the mic and says he's not irrelevant, they just saved the best for last. Neville is out next for his return. Axel gets in a good amount of offense but Neville gets the win after a belly-to-back suplex and Red Arrow.Winner: Neville - Back from a commercial and Darren Young is with Bob Backlund. Young almost won the WWE Intercontinental Title from The Miz at Battleground but no one puts their hands on his coach.  Backlund says they will learn from what happened and Young will get the title. Golden Truth walks in, still playing Pokemon Go, and Backlund flips out on them. - We get a video package for Finn Balor and hype for tonight's main event. - WWE Women's Champion Charlotte is backstage with Dana Brooke. She cuts a promo on tonight's title defense and says Sasha Banks will bow down.

WWE Women's Title Match: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
We go to the ring and out first comes Sasha Banks to a pop. Back to commercial. Back from the break and Sasha looks on as WWE Women's Champion Charlotte is out with Dana Brooke. We get a look back at Bayley and Sasha defeating Charlotte and Dana at Battleground last night. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo. They lock up as fans chant for Sasha. Back and forth with counters and exchanges to start. Dana gets involved and grabs Sasha's leg, which brings the referee over to warn her. Charlotte takes advantage and decks Sasha from behind. More counters. Sasha with a Backstabber and a straitjacket hold. The hold is finally broken but Sasha takes Charlotte back down for another submission. Charlotte gets to the rope and forces the break. Charlotte goes to the floor for a breather but Sasha dropkicks her. Sasha with double knees off the apron to a pop. Sasha brings it back in the ring for a 2 count.Charlotte finally turns it around with a kick in the corner. Charlotte with a big neckbreaker. Charlotte walks into a kick. Sasha gets knocked to the floor and Charlotte follows with a big running kick to the head, sending Sasha's head into the barrier. Charlotte poses and grabs the title. She taunts Sasha and says she doesn't deserve the title. Sasha decks her and rams her into the apron. Charlotte shoves her and goes back in the ring. Dana comes over and Sasha tosses her the title, another tribute to Eddie Guerrero. The referee sees her with the title and ejects Dana from ringside. Sasha smiles and we go to commercial. Back from the break and Charlotte has Sasha in a submission. Sasha looks to make a comeback and hits double knees out of a counter. They both are down now. They make it up and trade shots in the middle of the ring. Charlotte misses a big boot and Sasha unloads with offense. Sasha stuns Charlotte into the corner and hits the double knees for a 2 count. Charlotte comes back and hits a neckbreaker. Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault but has to land on her feet. Sasha counters and Charlotte has to roll to the floor for a breather. Sasha runs the ropes and nails a big dive to the floor. The referee goes out to check on both of them. They come back in and Sasha ends up tumbling from the top to the floor. Charlotte goes up and hits a moonsault from the top. Fans chant "holy s--t" now. More back and forth. Sasha kicks out of Natural Selection at 2. Charlotte briefly gets the Figure Eight applied. Charlotte comes back in and tries for a Figure Four but Sasha gets the Banks Statement applied. Charlotte gets her foot on the bottom rope. Sasha ends up hitting another Backstabber and the Banks Statement, this time Charlotte taps to drop the title.Winner and New WWE Women's Champion: Sasha Banks - After the match, Sasha takes her title and celebrates. Byron Saxton interviews her int he ring and a "you deserve it" chant breaks out. Sasha says this has been her dream since she was 10 and she did it. She's going to prove why she's the best and says this is the era of The Boss, the era of change. - Still to come, Balor vs. Reigns. Back to commercial.

James Elsworth vs. Braun Strowman
Back from the break and out comes Braun Strowman with a new haircut. Byron is in the ring with a local competitor named James Elsworth. He admits he's nervous but says any man with two hands has a fighting chance and this could be big for his career. Braun dominates the match and destroys James with a squash. He gets the win with a reverse chokeslam. Winner: Braun Strowman - After the match, we go to replays as Braun makes his exit and the referee checks on the jobber.- We get a video package on Roman Reigns. Still to come, Reigns vs. Balor in the main event. - Back from the break and we see Golden Truth playing Pokemon Go backstage again. - We go to the ring and out comes Enzo Amore with Big Cass to a pop.

Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Shining Stars
Enzo and Cass hit the ring for promos but are interrupted by Primo and Epico and we get a match.Back and forth until Golden Truth comes out looking for Pokemon. This leads to Cass hitting a big boot on a distracted Primo.Winners: Enzo Amore and Big Cass - Roman Reigns is walking backstage when he sees Finn Balor. They wish each other good luck. Finn says he's Irish, he invented luck. Reigns says he's Samoan, 'nuff said. Back to commercial.

WWE Universal Title Qualifier: Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns
Back from the break and out comes Finn Balor for the main event. The winner will face Seth Rollins in the main event of SummerSlam to crown the first-ever WWE Universal Champion. Roman Reigns is out next to a big mixed reaction. We get formal introductions from JoJo. Reigns attacks to start the match and launches Balor across the ring. Reigns with another big toss across the ring. Balor does make a comeback but Reigns drops him with a high elbow. Roman unloads on Balor in the corner and then drops him. They end up on the floor and Balor nails a big running dropkick into the barrier. Balor goes back into the ring and stands tall as we go to commercial. Back from the break and they're going at it. Reigns with a slam for a 2 count. Reigns keeps Balor grounded and wears him down now. Balor fights up but Reigns nails a headbutt. Reigns with another shot in the corner. Reigns runs into a boot. Balor with a forearm and another. Reigns ducks a shot and rolls Balor up. Reigns powers into the sitdown powerbomb for a 2 count. Reigns misses a Superman punch. Balor runs into a boot. Reigns sits on the top but Balor kicks him in the head. Reign falls to the floor and Balor dropkicks him back. Balor with a running knee to the face from the apron. They bring it back in and Balor goes to the top. Balor with the big stomp to the back of the head for a close 2 count. More back and forth. Balor runs into a Superman punch for a close 2 count. Reigns scoops Balor for the Razor's Edge but Balor rolls him for a very close 2 count. Reigns powers up with two powerbombs for a 2 count. Reigns readies for a spear but Balor counters with a Slingblade. Balor dropkicks Reigns into the corner. Balor goes to the top and hits Coup de Grace for the win. Winner: Finn Balor - After the win, Balor celebrates as Reigns goes to the floor. Balor will face Seth Rollins at SummerSlam to crown the first-ever WWE Universal Champion. Saxton interviews Reigns at ringside. Reigns hopes Balor wins at SummerSlam because he wants him again. RAW goes off the air with Balor celebrating.

Monday, July 25, 2016

BattleGround Review, Other WWE TNA and Lucha Underground News

Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole Official For ROH Death Before Dishonor

ROH announced today that Jay Lethal will defend the ROH Title against Adam Cole at the ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV. The show takes pace August 19th with the following card…
* ROH World Title Match: Champion Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole
* ROH TV Title Match: Champion Bobby Fish vs. Mark Briscoe
* Non-Title Match: IWGP Never Openweight Champion Katsuyori Shibata vs. Silas Young
* CHAOS (Romero, Barreta and Yano) vs. Bullet Club (Takahashi, Tonga, Loa)

Opinionated View- Could have been a good match but ROH really blew the follow up by waiting so long. Remember they had Cole join the Bullet Club ruin a PPV main event. But instead of setting up Cole vs. Lethal or even doing something like Lethal and Cabana and a Partner vs. The Club it was Lethal vs. fucking Jay Briscoe at the next PPV.

There Are Plans For Season Four Of Lucha Underground

PWInsider reports that there are plans for a fourth season of Lucha Underground. The hope is to film either in the late fall or early winter as soon as detail are mapped out. A source claims that it could film in November but nothing is confirmed.

A third season has already been filmed and completed, which debuts later this year on The El Rey Network. That will move the show up to 100 episodes, which is the amount that syndicators look for when trying to license shows internationally.

Lucha Underground will be included as part of an El Rey presentation of new fall shows at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on September 10 at 5:10 PM, along with a screening of From Dusk TIll Dawn. This could be the first episode of the third season and the first time the episode is shown anywhere. You can find details here.

Opinionated View- Sadly by all indications LU will keep up its shit overly done backstage promos. Its attempts to make everyone into a led character in a Martial Arts film. Pushing Bland Star. Also IWC I don't want to hear you bash TNA when LU has like 30 shows filmed and will start filming more soon.

BattleGround Review, Other WWE TNA and Lucha Underground News

Sunday, July 24, 2016

WWE Battleground 2016 Report

Breezango def. The Usos during the Kickoff show. Big reaction for Breezango’s win.

A video package runs focusing on the rivalries taking place tonight at Battleground. The package then looks at Dean Ambrose defending the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins and the returning Roman Reigns live tonight on the WWE Network.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to WWE Battleground. We go live to Washington, DC where a huge display of pyro goes off inside the Verizon Center.
WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke are out first to kick off the show.
Former NXT Women’s Champion Bayley will team with Sasha Banks tonight.

WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley
Charlotte and Dana Brooke attack Sasha Banks and Bayley immediately. The referee gets between the girls to back everyone off to officially start the match.

We start with Charlotte and Bayley. Charlotte with kicks to Bayley in the corner. Charlotte with chops in the corner as well. Bayley with a springboard elbow and a tag Sasha Banks. Banks with a kick to the face and a messy looking springboard huricanrana. That didn’t end up the way they wanted. Charlotte dumps Banks face first into the second turnbuckle as Banks falls to the outside. Tag to Dana who chokes Banks with her boot and yells to the referee, “I know the rules!” Banks drops Dana into the ropes. Dana eats a slap and a hot tag to Bayley. Bayley shots to the chest of Dana and gets in a shot on Charlotte. Bayley with a sitdown clothesline on Dana, splash in the corner, jumping elbow to Dana and Charlotte with a distraction letting Dana trip up Bayley. Bayley hit the back of her head off the top turnbuckle on the way down. Bayley with a roll up for a two count on Dana. Dana flips up at Bayley in the corner choking her with her boot. Both Dana and Bayley collide and both are down. Tags to Charlotte and Banks. Banks with a big dropkick on Charlotte and follows with a big knee as well. Banks with her knees to the mid section on Charlotte in the corner. Banks with a shot on Dana on the ring apron and a cross body on Charlotte for a two count. Charlotte drops Banks with a big boot and connects with the Natural Selection. Bayley breaks up the pinfall. Dana tosses Bayley out. Bayley drops Dana face first on the ring apron. Banks with the Bank Statement on Charlotte. Dana pulls Charlotte out. Bayley with a dropkick to Dana and Charlotte takes out Bayley. Back inside, Banks gets the Bank Statement again. Charlotte is trying to fight it. Charlotte has no choice and taps out.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley

After the match, Charlotte grabs her WWE Women’s Championship and stares down both Sasha Banks and Bayley. Bayley and Banks smile at each other and hug in the ring.

A video package runs hyping The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family tonight.

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family
Before the match, Xavier Woods brings up how New Day is the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of all time. Big E talks about New Day getting drafted to RAW, but most importantly they were drafted “together baby!” Kofi Kingston talks about the WWE Draft splitting up The Wyatt Family. Woods warns they could be more dangerous than ever.

We start with Bray Wyatt and Xavier Woods. Woods with a dropkick to a laughing Wyatt. Tag to Kofi who gets leveled by Braun Strowman who gets the tag. Strowman with a huge splash on Kofi and tags in Erick Rowan who gets in a shot to the ribs of Kofi. Rowan with an elbow to the lower back of Kofi. Rowan drops Kofi with a quick clothesline. Tag to Wyatt who connects with an uppercut on Kofi. Wyatt plants Kofi with a scoop slam and running senton. Wyatt levels Kofi with a huge clothesline. Wyatt stares down Woods who drops down backing away from Wyatt. Tag to Strowman who works over Kofi in the corner. Tag to Rowan who stomps away at the lower back of Kofi. Tag to Wyatt who eats a quick from Kofi during a splash attempt. Kofi dumps Wyatt to the outside. Hot tag to Big E. Big E levels Rowan with a series of clotheslines and then a belly-to-belly. Big E with a big frog splash over Rowan. Strowman with a distraction and Rowan with a roll up for two. Big E with a huge overhead belly-to-belly on Rowan. Strowman breaks it up and chops the hell out of Woods. Wyatt with an uppercut on Big E and Rowan plants Big E. Kofi breaks it up. Strowman misses a big boot on Kofi and goes over the top rope. Kofi leaps over the top rope taking out Strowman. Big E with an elbow to Rowan and tag to Kofi. Rowan sends Big E shoulder first to the corner and out. Kofi kicks Rowan away. Tag to Wyatt who goes for Sister Abigail when Woods breaks it up. Woods gets in the face of Wyatt. Wyatt with an uppercut to Kofi and then plants him. Woods attacks Wyatt. Woods with a jumping dropkick to Wyatt. Woods with a leaping elbow to Wyatt. Wyatt tosses him to the ring apron. Woods with a kick to the face of Wyatt. Woods comes off the top turnbuckle and connects with a splash. Woods with a superkick to Rowan sending him to the outside. Woods with an elbow to Strowman. Big E with a spear to Strowman! Big E came down hard on his head. Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Woods for the pinfall.
Winners: The Wyatt Family

After the match, Bray Wyatt gets on his knees and yells, “Follow the buzzards!”

A promo airs for WWE SummerSlam on August 21.

Lana is inside the ring and wants the audience to stand up to welcome the true American hero, your United States Champion and the only one who can have her, Rusev!

WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev (c) w/ Lana vs. Zack Ryder
Rusev with a takedown early on Ryder. Rusev with an arm drag keeping Ryder grounded. Rusev pushes Ryder to the corner. Ryder with elbows to Rusev. Ryder catches Rusev with a quick elbow and bails. Rusev walks him down and Ryder with a dropkick through the ropes catching Rusev on the outside. Ryder tosses Rusev back in, avoids a charge and gets his knees up in the corner. Rusev swats away a dropkick attempt and kicks Ryder on the back. Rusev with big right hands to Ryder. Rusev with a spinning heel kick catching Ryder. Ryder with elbows. Ryder with a leaping elbow to Rusev. More elbows from Ryder. More shots from Ryder to Rusev in the corner. Rusev blocks a Broski Boot attempt. Rusev with a big knee to the gut of Ryder. Ryder counters with a neckbreaker as Rusev went for a suplex! Ryder connects with a modified Broski Boot and Rusev kicks out. Rusev dumps Ryder over the barricade at ringside. Rusev charges at Ryder and Ryder moves out of the way. Ryder with a missile dropkick on Rusev jumping off the ring barricade. Back inside, Ryder connects with the Rough Ryder. Ryder is going up top, jumps and Rusev gets his knees up to block the flying elbow attempt. Rusev with a kick to the back of the head. Rusev stomps over the lower back of Ryder. Rusev gets The Accolade applied. Ryder is fighting to his knees. Rusev then falls to his back to apply more pressure. Ryder taps out.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Rusev

After the match, Rusev keeps it applied until the referee breaks it up. Rusev then keeps stomping over the lower back of Ryder. Mojo Rawley runs out and gets in the face of Rusev. Rusev just stares at Rawley who continues to hype himself up. Rusev eventually leaves as Rawley checks on Ryder. Rawley yells down at Rusev as he heads to the back.

Backstage, Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley are talking when Seth Rollins walks in. Foley and Stephanie talk about how Rollins can bring the WWE Championship back to RAW tonight. Rollins said tonight he wins back the title he never lost.

A video package runs hyping Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn tonight.

Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Owens and Zayn brawl on the outside right away. Owens sends Zayn into the ring barricade with a thud. Zayn irish whips Owens into the other ring barricade. Zayn with another barricade shot on Owens and follows with a clothesline. Back inside the ring, Zayn catches Owens with a heel kick. Zayn with a kick to the face of Owens and attempts a springboard when Owens crotches him on the top rope. Owens with his somersault to Zayn in the corner. Owens yells at Zayn to look at him. Owens with right hands and chops. More chops from Owens that level Zayn. Owens drops Zayn off the top rope and continues with back and front kicks. Owens with a senton splash that almost doesn’t catch Zayn. Owens with a snapmare to Zayn, teases a kick to the back and instead pulls Zayn down in a headlock. The referee asks Zayn if he wants to give up. Owens yells, “Yes he does!” Zayn quickly disagrees. Zayn with a Michinoku Driver on Owens. With Owens on the outside, Zayn tries dropping down on the top rope to flip back and ends up botching it. Zayn is favoring his right shoulder/arm. Owens throws the bad shoulder of Zayn off the steel ring post. Back inside, Zayn somehow catches Owens with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a close two count. Both are up top. Owens is looking to hit a superplex. Zayn fights off Owens and Owens falls back. Zayn jumps, Owens moves and Zayn eats a big superkick from Owens. Owens with a Crossface on Zayn. Zayn is pulling himself towards the ropes. Zayn gets his feet on the bottom rope to break it up. Owens with a standing clothesline shot on Zayn in the corner. Zayn with an overhead suplex on Owens into the corner. Owens rolls out. Owens gets Zayn on his shoulders on the ring apron. Zayn drops down and hits a suplex on Owens right over the ring apron! Zayn and Owens exchange right hands. Zayn gets the better of Owens. Owens covers up and rolls out. Owens catches Zayn with a superkick as Zayn charged in to the opening in the corner. Owens with his cannonball catching some of Zayn in the corner. Owens off the top connecting with a a frog splash. Owens hooks the leg and Zayn somehow kicks out. Zayn with a tornado DDT on Owens. Owens catches Zayn with another superkick. Zayn counters a Pop Up Powerbomb and connects with two overhead german suplexes! Zayn gets a two count. They are getting a standing ovation in Washington, DC right now. Owens connects with a Pop Up Powerbomb. Zayn gets his foot on the bottom rope. Owens can’t believe it. Owens slaps Zayn and asks why he won’t stay down. Zayn asks for more. Zayn with an overhead suplex to Owens in the corner. Another overhead suplex that plants Owens. Zayn with a running boot to the face of Owens in the corner. Zayn goes for a second and connects. Zayn hooks the leg for the win.
Winner: Sami Zayn

Footage is shown of Breezango defeating The Usos during the Kickoff show tonight.

Natalya vs. Becky Lynch
Lock up and Becky pushes Natalya against the ropes. Becky with repeated takedowns on Natalya. Back inside, Natalya trips up Becky. Becky with a roll up for a two count. Becky with an arm drag and dropkick on Natalya. Natalya rolls out to regain her composure. Becky with a dropkick to the back of Natalya. Becky is fired up going after Natalya on the outside. Natalya gets Becky caught up in the apron and goes to work on her knee. Natalya sends Becky knee first into the steel ring steps. Natalya gets Becky grounded to work on her left knee. Becky tries to fight out and Natalya keeps her grounded. Natalya poses smiling as she throws the left knee of Becky off the mat. Becky with a kick to the head of Natalya. Becky with uppercuts and a series of clotheslines. Becky with an exploder on Natalya from the corner. Becky is going for her armbar. Natalya counters and gets the Sharpshooter applied. Becky gets to the ropes to break it up. Becky with a missile dropkick on Natalya. Natalya kicks through the referee’s legs to drop Becky on her bad knee. Natalya gets the Sharpshooter applied again. Becky is reaching for the ropes. Natalya pulls her back to the center of the ring. Becky has no choice and taps out.
Winner: Natalya

Backstage, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan talk with WWE Champion Dean Ambrose. They warn him about Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns tonight. McMahon and Bryan want him to keep the WWE Championship on Smackdown Live. Bryan talks about having wars with The Shield and brings up how everyone always worried about Ambrose the most.

A promo for Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton at WWE SummerSlam on August 21 airs.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) w/ Maryse vs. Darren Young w/ Bob Backlund
Darren Young chases Miz down early and Miz gets in the ropes to break it up. Young with an arm drag takedown keeping Miz grounded. Young with another takedown on Miz into a front face lock. Miz catches Young with a shoulder tackle. Miz eats a big elbow from Young followed by a swinging neckbreaker. Young with chops to Miz. Maryse distracts Young yelling at him from ringside letting Miz shove Young off the top rope to the outside. Miz drops Young chest first off the ring barricade and then sends Young back first into the side of the ring. Back inside, Miz now keeps Young grounded with a headlock. Miz with another headlock takedown on Young. Miz looks for a backslide pinfall attempt. Young is fighting it. Miz counters and connects with a boot to the face. Young with a huge clothesline on Miz. Young with a series of clotheslines and an overhead suplex on Miz. Miz rolls out to the ring apron. Young drops Miz back first off the ring apron. Back inside, Young hooks the leg for a two count. Miz counters a Crossface Chickenwing attempt and rolls out. Bob Backlund is getting in his face. Young tosses Miz back inside. Maryse slaps Backlund. Maryse falls down and yells at Miz ath Backlund hit her. Miz pushes Backlund over. Young jumps on the back of Miz and applies the Crossface Chickenwing. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: No Contest

After the match, referees break it up at ringside.

A video package runs hyping John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Club.

John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Club
Before the match, Enzo Amore said you are looking at the Mount Rushmore of Certified G’s. He understands Rushmore has four people, but with John Cena it is like four people. Enzo tosses out some advice including lying on your resume and never looking anyone in the eye while you are eating a banana. His last piece of advice: do no step in this ring with these three unless you have a great dental plan. Big Cass says AJ Styles has a soccer mom haircut and suggests he pack sandwiches for his boys in The Club and drop them off at RAW. He says as Styles makes that long drive to Smackdown Live, he will remember how tonight went. Cass ends the promo with a “SAWFT” chant.
We start with Enzo Amore and Karl Anderson. Anderson decides to tag in AJ Styles. Styles with a quick arm drag on Enzo. The crowd starts a “SOCCER MOM” chant at Styles. Enzo smiles. Styles with a quick shot on Enzo and tags in Big Cass. Anderson gets the tag again. Anderson with right hands to Cass. Cass with a quick shoulder tackle. Cass with a shot to the ribs on Anderson in the corner. Tag to Enzo who is launched into Gallows and then Anderson with help from Cass. Cass launches Enzo over the top rope over Gallows and Anderson. Cass launches Styles over the top rope having him take out Enzo, Gallows and Anderson. Cass with a scoop slam on Anderson, tags in Enzo and slams him over Anderson. Anderson with stomps over Enzo and tags in Gallows. Gallows with a few shots on Enzo and tags in Styles. Enzo with shots to the ribs of Styles. Styles lifts and drops Enzo back in the corner. Tag to Anderson who works over Enzo in the corner with a jump up kick. Enzo with a jawbreaker on Anderson. Anderson with a backbreaker and Enzo rolls out as Styles gets the tag. Styles sends Enzo back first into the ring barricade. Back inside, Styles with rights to Enzo. Styles tags in Anderson. Enzo tosses Styles over the top rope. Enzo avoids a shot from Gallows and Anderson. Enzo jumps in for a hot tag and Anderson cuts him off with a heel kick! Gallows has the tag and misses a splash on Enzo. Hot tag to John Cena. Styles tags in. Shoulder tackles on Styles and plants Styles with his twisting powerbomb. Five Knuckle Shuffle on Styles. Styles with a Pele Kick on Cena after countering an AA attempt. Styles with a shot to Enzo. Enzo with a DDT on Styles. Spinebuster by Anderson on Enzo. Cass with a fallaway slam on Anderson. Gallows with a sitdown powerbomb on Cass. Enzo with a cross body on Cena by accident. Cena rolls through and throws Enzo at Gallows. Styles with a springboard forearm on Gallows by accident. Cena with an AA on Styles. Anderson pulls Cena out and gives him a spinebuster over the announce table. Enzo with a flying DDT on Anderson! Cena breaks the referee count at 9 with everyone down at ringside. Cena and Styles are in the ring. Styles Clash on Cena. Cass pulls Styles out and hits a big boot. Gallows attacks Cass and throws him back in. Magic Killer on Cass. Enzo is back in. Enzo fires up the crowd. Enzo side steps Anderson who hits the corner. Gallows levels Enzo with a kick. Cena is back in and avoids a splash from Gallows. Cena crotches Styles on the top turnbuckle. Cena dumps out Gallows. Cena has Styles on his shoulders on the second rope. Styles fights it off. Cena fights back and connects with an AA on Styles from the second rope. Cena gets the pinfall.
Winners: John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass

We get a promo for new programming on the WWE Network.

The Highlight Reel with special guest Randy Orton
Chris Jericho heads to the ring and gets on the mic. Jericho repeatedly tells the audience to be quiet in Washington, DC. He said this is the biggest Highlight Reel in WWE history. Jericho said his guest tonight has been out for nine months and he will take on Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam in Brooklyn on August 21 live on the WWE Network.

Randy Orton is out next. Big reaction for Orton tonight in DC. Orton said something was missing during his time away with his family. “It was this. It was you.” He said he doesn’t even mind sharing the ring tonight with “this guy” as he looks over at Jericho. Jericho said instead of Orton insulting him, he should be thankful he gets to return on the best show and the man who is the best in the world at what he does. “You’re welcome,” adds Jericho. Orton said he is in good mood and these people got him in a good mood, but warns Jericho he might provoke him to drop his ass with a…Jericho cuts him off and says an RKO out of no where? Jericho said if Orton doesn’t watch it he might hit him with a Codebreaker out of no where. He informs Orton that a lot has changed around here since he’s been gone including the WWE Draft this past week. Jericho has a present for Orton in his quest to beat Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. He says he gives him the gift of Jericho. “Drink it in, maaaaan.” Orton makes a joke about Jericho’s haircut comparing it to Ellen. A loud “ELLEN” chant breaks out. Jericho tells the fans they can shut up now. He brings up the force of nature that is Brock Lesnar and introduces a video package about Lesnar. Back live, Jericho talks about Orton starting out in WWE developmental. Jericho points out Orton finding a way to avoid Lesnar and thinks Orton is scared of him. Orton said he needed to make a statement in his return to WWE and the baddest dude in the locker room happens to be Lesnar. He jokes about Jericho making his return to WWE and taking on Fandango. Jericho says Brock Lesnar is going to kick Orton’s ass at SummerSlam. “He’s going to bounce you around like a rubber ball and he’s going to take you to Suplex City, man.” Orton is aware of this and said while Suplex City is in his future, it only takes one RKO to get to Viperville adding, “no enhancement needed.” Orton drops the mic. Jericho says something tells him Orton is going to pay for that comment. He says he talked to Lesnar and Lesnar called Orton a “stupid idiot.” Jericho asks if that makes Orton mad? He jokes with Orton trying to hit an RKO out of no where. Jericho tells Orton to stay out of his business. Orton teases an RKO. Jericho smiles. Orton with an RKO out of no where on Jericho. Orton takes a bow.

A video package runs hyping Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns.

Backstage, we see a shot of the RAW and Smackdown crews watching.

RAW General Manager Mick Foley, RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon, Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan and Commissioner Shane McMahon head to ringside.

WWE Championship – Triple Threat Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
We get ring introductions from JoJo for the challengers Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and the reigning WWE Champion Dean Ambrose.

A loud “ROMAN SUCKS” chant breaks out as the bell rings. Reigns tackles Rollins right away. Reigns goes after Rollins. Back inside, Reigns tosses Rollins back over and Ambrose with a quick roll up attempt on Reigns for a two count. Ambrose with a shot on Reigns. Rollins is back in eating an uppercut from Reigns and gets sent over the top by Ambrose. Reigns with a roll up for two on Ambrose this time. Reigns fights out of an early Dirty Deeds attempt. Reigns and Ambrose exchange shots. Ambrose attempts a cross body and runs into Reigns who doesn’t budge. Rollins is back in working over Reigns in the corner. Ambrose with a dropkick on Reigns who drops Rollins down in a samoan drop at the same time. Ambrose with kicks to Reigns in the corner. Rollins pulls Ambrose away and connects with a backbreaker over his knee. Rollins with a jumping takedown on Reigns and kicks him out of the ring. Rollins throws elbow at the head of Ambrose. Rollins with rights to Ambrose. Rollins with a splash on Ambrose in the corner. Rollins sends Ambrose face first into the turnbuckle. Reigns with his drive by kick to the face on Rollins. Reigns sends Rollins into the ring and then into the ring barricade. Ambrose jumps and takes out Reigns. Rollins with a flying knee to the face of Ambrose. Rollins sends Reigns into the timekeepers barricade at ringside. Reigns launches Rollins into the timekeepers area. Ambrose jumps off the announce tables taking out Reigns and Rollins. Back inside the ring, Ambrose with a dropkick off the top catching Reigns. Ambrose with a shot in the corner and bulldog combo on Reigns. Ambrose goes back up top and connects with a flying elbow over the head of Reigns for a two count. Rollins with a frog splash off the top on Ambrose! Reigns counters a Pedigree attempt by Rollins. Reigns with uppercuts to Rollins. Reigns with a clothesline and tilt-a-whirl slam on Rollins. Superman punch to Ambrose. Superman punch to Rollins who came flying off the top rope. Rollins and Ambrose block a spear from Reigns. Rollins with a shot on Ambrose. Ambrose with a clothesline on Reigns after Reigns caught Rollins with another Superman. Reigns with rights on Rollins and Ambrose. Ambrose and Rollins start to double team Reigns. The fans start a loud “YES” chant at this. Reigns kicks Rollins and elbows Ambrose. Ambrose with a suicide dive to Reigns on the outside. Rollins flips over the top rope and takes out Reigns as well. Rollins and Ambrose are clearing off the Spanish announce table. Ambrose puts Reigns on the shoulders of Rollins. Rollins powerbombs Reigns through the announce table. Rollins grabs a steel chair and cracks it over the back of Ambrose at ringside. Rollins with a shot to the back of Reigns with the chair as well. Rollins puts Ambrose back inside. Ambrose counters a Pedigree attempt, Rollins has Ambrose up for a powerbomb and Ambrose hits a huricanrana on Rollins right into the corner! Rollins with a superplex on Ambrose from the top, rolls through and hits the Falcon Arrow for a close two count. Ambrose catapults Rollins, Rollins counters, Ambrose is up with Rollins, Reigns is back in and powerbombs Ambrose. Rollins jumps, Reigns with a boot and a sitdown powerbomb on Rollins for another close two count. Reigns is calling for the Superman. Ambrose counters. Reigns with a kick. Ambrose counters a Razor’s Edge attempt into a backslide for two. Reigns with a huge uppercut and then a Superman on Ambrose. Rollins with a Pedigree on Reigns. Rollins hooks the leg and Reigns kicks out. Rollins can’t believe it. Rollins goes for another Pedigree attempt. Rollins turnbuckle powerbombs Reigns. Reigns with a Superman and spear on Rollins. Ambrose with Dirty Deeds on Reigns, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall!

Winner and still WWE Champion: Dean Ambrose

After the match, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan celebrate. JBL screams on commentary about Smackdown being the home of the WWE Championship and RAW is without a title. We see a replay of the finish. Back live, we see a shot of Ambrose staring down at Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon at ringside. Stephanie is upset.

The Smackdown crew heads to the ring and congratulate Ambrose. The show comes to a close with Ambrose celebrating with the WWE Championship with the Smackdown roster