Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11/30 Lucha Underground Report

Tonight's show opens with a video chronicling the storyline history of Pentagon Dark and Black Lotus.

The opening scene of the show has Pentagon Dark being confronted by his former mentor, Vampiro behind the scenes at The Temple. He tells Pentagon that he has to pay for his former sins. That even if he walks out of the gauntlet alive tonight. That just because Vampiro is no longer Pentagon's master, He hasn't forgotten what he did to him. Pentagon Dark gives Vampiro the "Cero Miedo" symbol and walks away from him.
We are now inside the Temple. Matt Striker welcomes the audience to the show. Matt recaps what took place at Aztec Warfare III between Pentagon Dark and The Black Lotus Triad. Every time Matt turns to Vampiro to comment on the gauntlet match. Vamp refuses to respond. Stays silent and doesn't join Matt in hyping the match.
Gauntlet Match
(The Black Lotus Triad) Black Lotus, Doku, Hitokiri & Yurei vs. Pentagon Dark
Pentagon Dark is introduced first. He starts off the match with "Doku". She enters the ring with a leather jacket draped over her, and her arms crossed. Unique entrance which even confuses Pentagon... Matt Striker tries to get Vampiro to comment on the match and give background on Doku. Instead, Vampiro gives an analogy of a warrior asking a monk about the difference between heaven and hell. When he doesn't obtain the knowledge that he seeks... The warrior realizes that not knowing is hell... Striker responds to Vamp's cryptic message and asks if it's a threat towards Pentagon. Vamp responds by saying to Matt... "Just watch the match".
Doku shows "Cero Miedo" towards Pentagon. She calls him to meet her in the center of the ring. They start exchanging strikes. Doku gets the better of Pentagon. He is reeling in the corner but bounces out, and hits a great looking dropkick that stuns Doku. She gets back to her feet and charges at Pentagon. Unloads several chops and forearms on him. She then tries to run at Pentagon Dark again and gets hit with a very stiff superkick in the face. That was brutal.
Doku is on the mat writhing in pain. Pentagon Dark goes on the offensive and chops the hell out of her. Throws Doku outside the ring. Pentagon takes his aggression to Doku on the outside. The crowd is firmly behind Pentagon Dark, as he beats Doku down. Pentagon press slams Doku over his head and then drops her face first on the ring apron. Pentagon then picks up Doku and throws her into the barricade at ringside. The beating continues.... Pentagon takes Doku into the ring and delivers some stiff kicks. Doku actually rallies at one point and spears Pentagon. She goes to the top rope and delivers a flying elbow drop on Pentagon Dark. She goes for a second one and when she lands, she gets caught in Pentagon's arm breaker submission. Pentagon breaks Doku's arm and the ref calls for the bell.
Pentagon Dark defeats Doku by ref stoppage due to her arm being broken

One down, 3 to go for Pentagon Dark.
- Back from the break... Jeremiah is backstage at the temple lifting weights. He is approached by Catrina. She mockingly says that it is a shame, with what happened to Jeremiah's girlfriend Ivelisse. Jeremiah finds it interesting that Ivelisse was injured after challenging Catrina to a match at Ultima Lucha. Catrina sneaks up behind Jeremiah and starts speaking seductively. Jeremiah starts going into a trance like state. Catrina says that she is responsible for bringing Jeremiah to the temple. She starts touching him and says that he is not in love with Ivelisse. That Jeremiah is in love with her. She points out as proof, that Jeremiah is wearing a piece of Catrina's stone around his neck. An item, he stole from her in the past. Catrina tells Jeremiah that she is in love with someone else. She then gives him the lick of death.
Back at The Temple. Pentagon Dark is waiting for the next member of the Black Lotus Triad. He grabs the mic and in Spanish says... That it is not important how many members of the Triad that there are. That he will break all of their arms. He then swears to Black Lotus that after he is done with the Triad. He is going to break her arm and break her in two.
Gauntlet Match
Pentagon Dark vs. Yurei
Melissa Santos does the introductions for the next phase of the Gauntlet that Pentagon has reached. Out comes Yurei. The show goes to break before Yurei's arm does.
When the show returns. The action begins. Pentagon and Yurei exchange several arm drags to start off. Yurei then knocks Pentagon to the outside and performs a beautiful looking cross body off the top rope, and unto Pentagon. She gets a round of applause from the "believers".

Yurei takes the fight to Pentagon on the outside. She throws him into the walls surrounding the temple. Rams his head into the wooden chairs at ringside repeatedly. Yurei then brings Pentagon to the broadcast table. She then grabs the ring bell and hits him over the head with it. Yurei continues her onslaught on the outside. Pentagon starts battling back. They start exchanging strikes. The action ends up back in the ring. Yurei tries to kick Pentagon, He counters and gets her in an ankle lock submission. Yurei refuses to tap and gets to the ring ropes. Pentagon Dark is now in full control and starts beating down Yurei. She eventually rallies and hits a hurancanrana on Pentagon. She heads to the top rope and hits a double foot stomp on him. It leads to a 2 count... Yurei then hits an around the world DDT on Pentagon. She then tries to leap onto Pentagon, He catches her in mid air and nails her with the package piledriver. This sets up Pentagon breaking Yurei's arm and the ref calls for the bell.
Pentagon Dark defeats Yurei by ref stoppage due to her arm being broken

Back from the break. Matanza is in his cell in The Temple. He is slamming his hands against the wall. His brother Dario approaches him. Tells him that he should be ready to get The Lucha Underground Championship back next week. Matanza tells Dario No!..... Dario tries to convince Matanza to go after the LU Title, but Matanza refuses. Dario asks Matanza what he wants. He yells "Mysterio". The camera pans away from Matanza's cell and on the wall written in blood, is Rey Mysterio's question mark symbol.
Gauntlet Match
Pentagon Dark vs. Hitokiri
The gauntlet continues.... Hitokiri's name translates to assassin in Japanese. Hitokiri starts off the next phase of the gauntlet by hitting Pentagon with a missile dropkick off the top rope. She then proceeds to launch herself over the top rope and onto Pentagon. Which prompts a very loud "Holy" chant from the believers in the Temple. Hitokiri then hits a suicide dive on Pentagon. Gets a hold of chair and slams Pentagon with it repeatedly. She stays in control by throwing Pentagon around and through a row of chairs at ringside. Hitokiri then grabs Pentagon, she exposes the concrete floor and slams Pentagon onto it.

The action is back inside the ring now. Hitokiri stays in control until Pentagon lands a low blow on her. Pentagon then proceeds to beat down on Hitokiri with some vicious strikes. He then straight up kicks her right in the head. Action back on the outside and Pentagon flings Hitokiri through the wooden chairs at ringside. Cue the Holy Chant.... Pentagon Dark starts choking Hitokiri out with an electrical cable. He wraps her neck around the ring post and chokes her out some more. Pentagon grabs a steel chair and relentlessly whacks Hitokiri with it. The beating continues and she gets flung into another 5 rows of chairs. Pentagon then gives her a death valley driver on the floor.
Hitokiri actually survives this level of beating. She manages to drop toe hold Pentagon into a steel chair, and then..., She runs up the stairs and dives off of the top of Dario Cueto's office and onto Pentagon!....

Pentagon Dark is now dragged into the ring by Hitokiri. Pentagon tries to attempt the package piledriver, but Hitokiri counters it into a destroyer bomb. She covers Pentagon and pins him 1,2,3!
Hitokiri defeats Pentagon Dark by pinfall
Despite being pinned by Hitokiri. The gauntlet isn't over for Pentagon, as Black Lotus heads to the ring. Looking for revenge with her triad members by her side. Yurei and Doku are clutching their arms. But no slings at this point.
Gauntlet Match
Black Lotus vs. Pentagon Dark
Pentagon Dark is still out from The Destroyer Bomb performed by Hitokiri. Referee Marty Elias waits for Pentagon to rise before signaling for the gauntlet match to continue. Black Lotus doesn't wait. She knocks down the ref and she starts beating down Pentagon. The believers chant "Break His Arm", and that's exactly what Black Lotus does.
No official announcement for the end of this match, but obviously the Gauntlet has concluded. Pentagon can't continue.
As The Black Lotus Triad stands over a broken Pentagon Dark. Out comes Dragon Azteca. He comes into the ring. Stares down his enemy Black Lotus. After the brief staredown, Lotus and her triad leave. Azteca then sizes up Pentagon and then proceeds to break his other arm. Making Pentagon Dark go from "Cero Miedo" to "Cero Armas". Vampiro is shown at ringside smiling at Pentagon's fate.
The final scene of this week's show has Prince Puma waking up in the casket, that Mil Muertes put him in. Vampiro is standing over him. Vampiro has his face painted. Almost looking like a death mask. Vamp tells Puma, "Come with me". As the show ends.

11/30 WWE NXT Report

Welcome to WWE NXT. Tonight's matches come from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Let's head straight to the ring for women's division action.
Asuka vs. Nicole Matthews

Matthews able to fight off the early submission and lays in a couple forearms. Not the best idea Matthews has had today as it just fires up the women's champ. Asuka ducks a whip, rebounds, and lands a hip attack. She follows it up with a series of kicks. She can't even land the finishing kick before Matthews falls to the ground. Asuka then goes into a combo of submissions including an arm bar and eventually the Asuka Lock. Matthews taps to give Asuka the quick win.
Winner via Submission: Asuka
- We get a look back at SAnitY's attack on Rich Swann, Kona Reeves, and No Way Jose last week. This set up tonight's match between Young and Jose. That match happens next.
- Promo for the Samoa Joe/Shinsuke Nakamura rematch in Osaka, Japan, this Saturday, December 3. Backstage interview with Joe saying he's not surprised that Nakamura gets his rematch so soon, but no one is better than Samoa Joe. Tye Dillinger interrupts and says he wants a shot to prove he's the best. Dillinger slaps Joe and heads out and appears we have a match for later tonight.
No Way Jose vs. Eric Young (w/ SAnitY)

Jose comes out to a family friendly pop and SAnity makes a foggy entrance to cut the dance party short. The fiery Jose coming in hot as Jose gets the early advantage. Young slips out of the ring to avoid a pin attempt. SAnitY tries to set up an ambush but Jose throws EY back in the ring. Another whip sends Young over the turnbuckle and out toward his cohorts as we head to break.
Back from break and the tides have turned as Young hits a neck breaker on the ropes with an assist from Alexander Wolfe. The pace is slowed as Young opts for the ground and pound route of taking out Jose. Unique hanging Dragon Sleeper as Young pulls Jose up from a seated position on the turnbuckle. Crowd tries to get the dancing machine back in motion and he fights out of a submission with a jaw breaker. He's able duck a corner attack and hit his signature baseball chops and big clothesline. He winds up for the pitch but ends up hitting a distracting Wolfe. Jose still able to pop up Young and land a shot to the head. On the cover attempt, Nikki Cross hops on the apron for yet another distraction. Young able to take advantage and execute his wheel barrel neck breaker for the win.
Winner via Pinfall: Eric Young
- After the match, the rabid pit-bull of the group Nikki Cross makes a beeline for the ring and hits a drop kick from the top rope on Jose to add insult to injury.
- Promo announcing that #DIY will be on next week's episode to talk about their NXT Tag Team Title win.
- Backstage with Asuka. She's asked about a change in her persona as of late. She says there is no chance. She just wants competition, and there is none left.
Samoa Joe vs. Tye Dillinger

The champ makes his entrance to a nice pop. Dasha Fuentes gets a word with Dillinger on his way out. The Perfect Ten says if he doesn't beat Joe tonight, he's just not sure if he belongs here anymore. Dillinger still massively over in the Great White North.
The bell rings and Dillinger instantly goes to town on Joe with chops, but Joe follows suit with some thunderous chops of his own. Dillinger able to get the upper hand and the champ heads outside for a breather as we head to break.
Back from break and Dillinger able to perfectly pound his fist into Joe's face, you guessed it, ten times. Out-powering Joe may not be the greatest idea ever, as Joe able to pick up Dillinger and drives him knees first into the mat, taking away the Tye Breaker. Kicks and strikes are now on the menu, but Joe able to transition into a leg submission. Dillinger makes the ropes, but the onslaught continues. Joe returns the favor from the earlier slap, Tye returns fire, but Samoa Joe able to seamlessly throw a power slam. More stiff forearms and elbows from Joe as a "Canada" chant rings out in Ottawa. Dillinger able to mount some minor offense, but not before he's taken right back down as we head to another break.
Back from commercial and the status quo remains. Joe continues to dominate and is now seeming to enjoy it. He hooks the injured left leg but Dillinger kicks out. Crowd urging their countryman on with "Ten" chants and he elbows his way only as far as an atomic drop. Tye able to duck a knee and hit a big clothesline to take the champ down. The right knee seems to be working just fine as he lands one square in the chest of Joe. Dillinger stomps a mud hole in Joe and slides the knee pads down to prep for the Tye Breaker. Dillinger is met with a German Suplex instead, but counters the next into a Super Kick. He makes the cover, but the champ out at two. Dillinger lifts Joe up again for the Tye Breaker, but Joe slides out and hits a big power bomb. He makes the cover, Dillinger out at two and immediately turns it into a crab submission. That doesn't get the job done, so he rolls into a crossface. Still no tap, Joe turns to the Coquina Clutch. That one does the job, as Dillinger passes out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner via Submission: Samoa Joe
- They preview Joe/Nakamura for December 3 once again. Joe celebrates at the ramp. His music cuts and Dillinger gets a nice sendoff from the Canadian crowd as we head off the air.

Change to NXT commentary at TV tapings at Full Sail University

Former NXT star Percy Watson is joining Tom Phillips and Corey Graves as part of the NXT commentary team at tonight’s NXT TV tapings at Full Sail University according to a report by Watson was part of the second season of NXT with former WWE star MVP as his coach and was later released by WWE back in 2013.

Ric Flair Signs New WWE Deal

– WWE and Ric Flair have come to terms on a new contract. Flair will be regular on the Raw brand. His appearance on Monday’s Raw was a last minute deal, and was agreed to just hours before the show

Opinionated View- What a huge waste of money. At this stage Flair brings nothing and it's just kind of sad to see him out there acting like it's 1983.

Lucha Underground Preview

Scheduled for tonight’s 11/30 Lucha Underground:
* Pentagon Dark faces the Black Lotus Tribe.

ROH TV Preview

Scheduled for tonight’s 11/30 ROH TV:
* Go-home show for Final Battle PPV
* The Briscoes vs. The Addiction
* Lio Rush vs. Jonathan Gresham

WWE NXT Preview

Scheduled for tonight’s 11/30 WWE NXT:
* NXT Champion Samoa Joe vs. Tye Dillinger
* NXT Women’s Champion Asuka in action.
* Eric Young vs. No Way Jose

Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Wyatt Family for Smackdown Tag Titles set for Sunday’s WWE TLC PPV

After last night’s 11/29 WWE Smackdown Live, Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton of the Wyatt Family for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships has been added to this Sunday’s WWE TLC PPV live from Dallas.
The updated card for the show is as follows:
TLC Match for the WWE World Title
AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title
The Miz (c) w/Maryse vs. Dolph Ziggler
Tables Match for WWE Smackdown Women’s Title
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles
Heath Slater and Rhyno (c’s) vs. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton
Chairs Match:
Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto
No DQ Match:
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella

WWE 205 Live Report

Opening video package highlights the Cruiserweight division, then we go to the intro video. Commentary welcomes us to the show, alongside NXT star Austin Aries, who says that until he is cleared to compete, he will be commentating, then once he is cleared, he will win the WWE Cruiserweight Title.
All of the Cruiserweights are introduced on the rampway, including Rich Swann, TJ Perkins, Jack Gallagher, The Bollywood Boyz, Ho Ho Lun, Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, Noam Dar, Ariya Daivari, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, Akira Tozawa, Mustafa Ali, Gran Metalik and champion Brian Kendrick, who holds up the Cruiserweight title belt in front of Swann.
We go to video spotlighting The Bollywood Boyz, Gurv and Harv Shira, talking about their Indian heritage, their influences and doing this for their blind grandfather. They want to bring Bollywood to the WWE.
The Bollywood Boyz (Gurv and Harv Shira) vs. “The Premier Athlete” Tony Nese and “The Trail Blazer” Drew Gulak
Code of the Cruiserweights adhered to as the bell sounds. Nese attacks Gurv as the bell sounds. Gurv takes over, Harv tags in, double sledge to Nese’s arm. Harv back in, Bollywood Boyz with a double hiptoss and a double basement dropkick for 2. Nese tags in Gulak. Harv with an armdrag to Gulak. Gulak with a chop, Nese provides distraction, allowing Gulak to hit a Shotgun Dropkick. Series of slingshot stomps by Gulak, followed by a slam into the ropes for 1. Nese in, running elbow gets 2. Body scissors applied, Nese mocks the Bollywood Boyz. Gulak in, Indian Deathlock applied, then switches to shots from the mount. Nese in, chinlock applied. Harv counters a suplex with a neckbreaker. Gurv and Gulak get the tags in. Top Rope Double Sledge and chops by Gurv. Nese tags in, but Gurv with a spinning heel kick to Gulak. Gurv sends Gulak into Nese and hits a clothesline, forcing Gulak to DDT Nese for 2. Nese drives Gurv into the corner. They head up top, but Gurv knocks Nese off and hits a crossbody, but Gulak breaks up the pin. Gulak sent outside, Harv wipes out Gulak with a springboard turnaround crossbody. Nese stops a dive by Gurv with a body attack for 2. Gulak tags in, Gurv sends Gulak into Nese and DDT’s Nese. Harv tags in, double superkick by the Bollywood Boyz on Gulak for the win.
Winners: The Bollywood Boyz by pinfall (Double Superkick)
Bollywood Boyz celebrate their win after.
Gulak and Nese are interviewed after. Gulak calls the Bollywood Boyz “Bollywood Bozos” and that “Bollywood is not a real place.” Nese says that the ropes were “greasy and loose” and he and Gulak can’t be expected to work under those conditions with those “Dancing with the Stars rejects
Video package spotlights Noam Dar, who is the youngest member of the Cruiserweight division at age 22.
Brian Kendrick is interviewed about his title defense tonight. Kendrick says that Rich Swann has a bright future, but he will crash and burn tonight. When he makes that mistake, he will capitalize. TJ Perkins walks in and says Kendrick still owes him a rematch, but good luck tonight.
Video package spotlights Gran Metalik.
Ariya Daivari vs. “The Extraordinary Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
Code of the Cruiserweights adhered to before the bell. Gallagher takes down Daivari and poses while applying a double wristlock into a bridge. Daivari with a side headlock, but Gallagher slips out with a handstand. Daivari goes downstairs, but Gallagher does a handstand on the turnbuckles. Gallagher with a Monkey Flip for 2. Gallagher takes down Daivari and ties him up in a pretzel. Daivari is stuck in this position until Gallagher hits a running punt to the posterior to get Daivari loose. Gallagher sent outside, then Daivari with a knee drop as Gallagher gets back in for 2. Neckbreaker by Daivari for 2. Running knee to the back by Daivari for 2. Chinlock applied. Gallagher slips out of a slam and hits two dropkicks and a running crossbody for 2. Rolling elbow by Daivari, but Gallagher hits a headbutt to the neck.
Running corner dropkick by Gallagher gets the win.
Winner: “The Extraordinary Gentleman” Jack Gallagher by pinfall (Running Corner Dropkick)
Gallagher celebrates his win after
Video package spotlights Lince Dorado, who notes that he is a hybrid luchador.
Video package spotlights Rich Swann before the main event, who talks about his trials and tribulations growing up, losing both parents by the age of 16.
Main Event for the WWE Cruiserweight Title: “The Wizard of Odd” Brian Kendrick (c) vs. “All Night Long” Rich Swann
Pre-match intros for this one. Code of the Cruiserweights adhered to before the bell. Kendrick takes down Swann early, working over the arm. Swann with a side headlock. Swann with a series of evasions, followed by a dropkick for 2. Kendrick comes back with a back suplex. Running boot by Kendrick, followed by a running corner forearm. Swann fights back with chops, but Kendrick with forearms. Swann comes back with a Tiger Bomb. Kendrick blocks a back suplex with elbows, but Swann blocks the Sliced Bread #2. Victory Roll by Swann for 2. Kendrick rolls outside to regroup. Swann with a baseball slide, then leaps onto the barricade and wipes out Kendrick with a somersault senton. Back in, Swann gets 2. Kendrick blocks a wheel kick by Swann and hits a Saito Suplex for 2. Kendrick locks in the Captain’s Hook, but Swann quickly gets to the ropes. Swann gets out of a Dragon Suplex and hits Kendrick with a Backdrop Driver. Referee checks on Kendrick as Swann nails him with a right hand, sending Kendrick onto the apron. They head up top, with Swann looking for a superplex, but Kendrick blocks it. Kendrick then hits a neckbreaker, sending Swann neck-first across the top turnbuckle and crashing down outside. Referee checks on Swann, then begins his 10 count. Swann just barely gets back in before the count of 10. Snap Suplex by Kendrick for 2. Dragon Suplex by Kendrick for another 2. Captain’s Hook locked back in, but Swann tries to block it. Kendrick switches to a Japanese Stranglehold, with his knees driven into Swann’s back. Swann slips out of the Saka Otoshi takeover, then hits a Michinoku Driver for a close 2. Swann drills Kendrick with the Wheel Kick, then goes for the Standing 450, but Kendrick gets the knees up. Inside Cradle by Kendrick for 2. Captain’s Hook locked back in. Swann crawls over and is somehow able to reach the ropes. Kendrick doesn’t break, Swann sends him to the apron. Right hand by Swann, then they head back up top. Kendrick bites Swann’s wrist and then hits Super Sliced Bread #2, but Swann kicks out! Kendrick cannot believe it!
Swann avoids Kendrick going again for the Captain’s Hook and hits three straight Wheel Kicks to win the title.
Winner and NEW WWE Cruiserweight Champion: “All Night Long” Rich Swann by pinfall (Wheel Kick)
Swann celebrates his title win after as we see replay of the end of the match. Swann is interviewed after, thanking the WWE Universe and dedicating the title win to his late mother.
Kendrick is then interviewed after, saying that this was supposed to be the biggest day of his life, he was robbed. Perkins played mind games with me and I didn’t lose, this won’t be the end, mark my words
Swann continues to dance and celebrate his title win as the show closes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11/29 WWE Smackdown Report

We see the Smackdown video before going into the arena to see a pyrotechnics display. Tonight, we’ll see Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton take on American Alpha. The winners will face Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships this Sunday at WWE TLC.

Contract signing for the Smackdown Women’s Championship match at WWE TLC

Renee Young is in the ring. The ring is decorated with a black carpet and has a table. Renee mentions the upcoming PPV before stating that Alexa Bliss will challenge Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. We’re going to make that match official. She first welcomes Alexa Bliss, who makes her way to the ring looking thoroughly bored with the whole procedure. We see footage of Becky Lynch getting Natalya to submit last week. Bliss then attacked her after the match. Renee Young then introduces the Smackdown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch. Bliss immediately puts her hands over her ears to avoid listening to Lynch’s music.
Bliss immediately cuts Renee off and says they can take it from here. They’ll let her know if they need any advice on bad fashion. Lynch makes a knock at Bliss’ Harley Quinn obsession. Bliss says she used to think Lynch was a pathetic coward that would go through all costs to avoid her, but that would imply she’s clever enough to formulate a plan. When they faced each other in Glasgow, Lynch escaped with the title on dumb Irish luck. If the referee saw her foot on the bottom rope, she’d be Smackdown Women’s Champion. Bliss says the crowd agrees with her, but they instead boo her. Bliss is shocked. Lynch says she just figured something out. Bliss reminds her of her cousin: they’re both blonde, have an unhealthy obsession with glitter, and cry and moan when they don’t get their way. However, her cousin is four years old. What’s Bliss’ excuse? Bliss says that was rude and mentions that her foot was on the ropes. Lynch says at Glasgow, Bliss had a choice: use a foot or lose an arm. At TLC, she won’t give her that choice. Lynch then signs the contract.
Bliss says she would love to know what it’s like to live in Lynch’s fantasy world where if you’re really nice to everyone and work really hard, you can accomplish anything. Lynch says being nice did not get her into the biggest women’s match in WrestleMania history. It also wasn’t the reason she was the first woman drafted to Smackdown Live nor the reason she’s the Smackdown Women’s Champion. She got those things because she is relentless. She’s Smackdown Live’s version of the honey badger. Bliss has been here four months and has only accomplished multi-colored lips, some good soundbites on Talking Smack, and a victim’s mentality. If Bliss thinks that’s what it takes to be a champion around here, she’s in for a rude awakening. Bliss seems like she’s getting ill and says when she hears Lynch speak, she feels like she’s going to vomit. Life isn’t like the Disney Channel. No matter how good you are or how hard you work, there’s always someone better, and she’s standing in front of her. Bliss says Lynch can gather her lucky charms because nothing will help when she pours ice cold water on her “Straight Fire” and becomes the new Smackdown Women’s Champion. Bliss signs the contract and says her name is not “Lexy,” it’s Alexa.
Lynch says before Bliss says anything else, she can answer this — Lynch then punches her in the face. Lynch punches her a few times before hitting an exploder suplex. Lynch powers her into the corner and stomps her. Lynch puts her in the other corner and stomps her to the delight of the crowd. Lynch removes the black tablecloth, positions the table, and puts Bliss on the top rope. Lynch goes for a superplex through the table, but Bliss stops her and pushes her through the table! Bliss sits on the top rope and smiles at the carnage.
Later tonight, Dean Ambrose will have James Ellsworth as a guest on The Ambrose Asylum. Coming up next, Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto will face The Miz and Baron Corbin.
-Commercial Break-
Replays are shown of Alexa Bliss putting Becky Lynch through a table.

Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin and The Miz

Footage is shown of Baron Corbin attacking Kalisto last week. Later in that evening, Kalisto attacked Corbin with a chair.
Dolph Ziggler will start the match against Baron Corbin. Corbin quickly goes to attack Kalisto before turning into a dropkick from Ziggler. Ziggler gives him an avalanche in the corner before knocking The Miz off the apron. Corbin immediately takes him down and punches away at him.
-Commercial Break-
We come back from the break to see Corbin punching away at Ziggler. Corbin knees him in the ribs before sending him into the corner. Corbin charges, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Corbin quickly gets to his feet and attacks Ziggler before knocking Kalisto off the apron. Corbin throws Ziggler out of the ring and tags in The Miz. Miz gets off the apron goes under the ring. Miz pulls out a ladder and props it up against the ring post. Ziggler puts the brakes on being sent into the ladder and gives Miz a nasty DDT on the floor! Corbin tries to blindside Ziggler, but he ducks and connects with a Superkick. The referee is counting them out, but they’re both in at nine. Miz grabs Ziggler’s foot, but he still is able to tag Kalisto.
Kalisto comes off the top rope with a springboard dropkick. Kalisto kicks away at him, ducks a clothesline, and hits a springboard spinning elbow. Kalisto then connects with a head-scissor DDT for a near fall. Miz quickly comes back with a big boot before giving Ziggler a baseball slide. Miz goes outside and sends Ziggler into the barricade. Corbin gets to his feet near Miz, and Kalisto wipes him out with a suicide dive. Miz quickly attacks Kalisto and puts him back in the ring. Ziggler superkicks Miz as he attempts to get back in the ring. Maryse climbs the steel steps and pushes the ladder into Ziggler! Inside the ring, Kalisto hits Miz with Solida del Sol, but Corbin gets in the ring and cracks him in the spine with a chair! The referee calls for the bell.

Winners by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler and Kalisto

Later tonight, we’ll see Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton face American Alpha. The winners face Heath Slater and Rhyno at WWE TLC for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships.
-Commercial Break-
WWE 205 Live premiers immediately after Smackdown Live on the WWE Network.
American Alpha is warming up when one of the backstage interviewers walk up to them. Dasha asks if they’re prepared to face the unpredictable Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton. Chad Gable says they’re definitely prepared. What they weren’t prepared for was the Wyatts to show up last week when they already won their title shot. They won the turmoil match. Jason Jordan says they have a lot in common with Randy and Bray. Gable wonders if they know how to levitate. They can suplex them and eventually they’ll come back down. Jordan says Bray and Randy make the lights go out, but they’ll make their lights go out. Gable says they will prove again why they’re the best team on Smackdown Live. Jordan says when they see them coming, they should run.
The Wyatt Family’s video flashes on the screen, and we go elsewhere backstage to see Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and Luke Harper. Wyatt says American Alpha is delusional. If they want to prove they’re the greatest team on Smackdown Live… Orton cuts him off and says he used to be just like American Alpha. He was naive, blind, and closed-minded. Now, he sees everything and feels as if he belongs. They proved at Survivor Series that no one can break their bond. They proved they’re the best. Tonight, they’ll do what needs to be done against American Alpha. Orton then turns to Luke Harper and asks if he’s going to do what needs to be done against Kane. Wyatt tells Harper to send Kane back to hell. Harper stares at Orton before angrily walking off. Wyatt takes a quick glance at Orton before smiling.
Carmella is seen walking backstage. She’ll be in action, next.
-Commercial Break-

Carmella collides with Nikki Bella

Carmella makes her way to the ring and grabs a microphone. She says before her opponent comes out, she has a special message for Nikki Bella’s boyfriend. Carmella is interrupted by a “How you doin'” chant, and she responds by saying she’ll be a hell of a lot better when she gets out of here. They boo her. Carmella says she has a message for John Cena. She wants to publicly apologize for what she’s going to do to his girlfriend. This Sunday in their No Disqualification match, she’s going to pick up a chair and hit Nikki so hard in the chest that her own… Bella Twins will pop out of her back. That’s a promise. She’ll be doing Cena a favor because she’ll rearrange her face so bad that the last thing that will be on her mind is a wedding. Carmella can see Nikki posting YouTube videos from her hospital bed.
Nikki Bella’s music hits, and she charges down to the ring before spearing Carmella. Nikki punches away at her and shoulders her in the corner. The referee backs her up, and Carmella slaps her down. Nikki quickly takes her down again and the screen goes black, signifying a wardrobe malfunction. Carmella eventually escapes and runs up the ramp. Nikki taunts her from the ring.
The commentators talk about the WWE World Championship TLC Match coming up this Sunday. We then go to a video package highlighting what happened last week. James Ellsworth, with a huge assist from Dean Ambrose, beat AJ Styles in a ladder match to win a Smackdown Live contract. Ellsworth is an official member of the roster.
Dean Ambrose is walking backstage. Coming up next, he’ll have James Ellsworth as a guest on the Ambrose Asylum.
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The Ambrose Asylum with special guest James Ellsworth

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to a nice reception from the crowd. Ambrose will face AJ Styles this Sunday for the WWE World Championship in a TLC Match. Inside the ring is a tacky carpet, a cardboard sign saying, “Ambrose Asylum: TLC Edition,” and a table, a ladder, and a chair. Ambrose says it’s been a while since he’s had an Ambrose Asylum, but he hasn’t lost his touch. This will be a hell of a show. His guest has two fists of fighting chance and a brand new Smackdown Live contract: James Ellsworth. Ellsworth makes his way to the ring to a decent reception holding his neck in pain from last week’s attack at Survivor Series. Ellsworth gets in the ring and looks moved by the “Ellsworth” chant. Ambrose congratulates him on his contract before asking how old his wrestling boots are. Ambrose says they have to get him something better. Next question, did he ever think in a million years that he’d be in the ring as a full-time member of the Smackdown roster. Ellsworth never would have imagined he’d be a member of the roster even six months ago. However, he kept showing up and showing up. Finally, he was at the right place at the right time. Thanks to Ambrose, he’s now an official WWE Superstar. The crowd gives him a nice hand. If there’s anything Ambrose ever needs, he’s right by his side. Ambrose says he doesn’t need to thank him. Ellsworth can thank God for… well, he’s probably got good karma from a past life. Actually, if he wants to wash his car, do his laundry, and get him a six-pack after show, that would be cool.
Last week, Ellsworth also earned a future opportunity for the WWE World Title. Ambrose wants to put him on the hot seat. Who is he rooting for this Sunday. Ellsworth says it would be an absolute honor to wrestle Ambrose for the WWE World Championship, but on the other hand, he has defeated AJ Styles three times, so maybe he has his number and can do it again. Ambrose sarcastically says Ellsworth is drunk with power.
AJ Styles’ music hits, and he asks if this is their definition of quality entertainment. Styles looks deeply concerned as he stands on the commentary table. Styles asks Ellsworth if he realizes what he really is. Ellsworth is just a prop to insult him. Ambrose would be better off with a ventriloquist dummy. Styles says Ellsworth is about as smart as a dummy, but at least a dummy has a chin. Ambrose asks if Styles is really saying he lost to a dummy three times. Styles gets angry and says he knows good and well that Ellsworth never would have beat him if it wasn’t for Ambrose interfering every time. Styles is tired of being made a joke and demands respect. If Ambrose doesn’t give it to him this Sunday, he’ll beat it out of him. He’ll bounce his head off every rung of the ladder, bend steel chairs off his back, and put him through every table he can find. Styles removes his championship and faces him in the ring. Styles will beat him to the point he can’t stand anymore. When he does that, he’ll have something special for Ellsworth. Styles says all he has to do is show up. If he thinks his face is disfigured now, wait until he gets a hold of tables, ladders, and chairs. Ambrose says that he can see the last few weeks have been hard on him. Styles has all the athletic gifts, but titles are won using your mind. Ambrose says Styles is too easy to rattle. Ambrose says in five days, he’ll be going into the most dangerous match in WWE with him, and he’s worried about a mutant like Ellsworth — no offense. Styles better get his head on straight because the fun times are over this Sunday. At the end of that match, he’ll be pulling down what’s rightfully his: the WWE World Championship.
Styles shoves Ellsworth into Ambrose, who falls into a ladder. Styles then sends Ellsworth into the table. Styles goes outside the ring and sends Ambrose into the steel steps before dumping them on top of him. Ellsworth gets pumped up, but Styles simply takes him down. Styles slams a ladder off his back and sends him out of the ring. Ellsworth is propped up against the ropes upside down. The crowd chants for tables, so Styles flips it over. Styles takes a chair and slams it off Ellsworth’s back. Styles then sets up for a Styles Clash before dragging Ellsworth to the steel steps. Styles then hits Ellsworth with a Styles Clash off the steel steps to the floor! Wow! Styles celebrates before referees run down. EMTs start loading Ellsworth onto a stretcher while we go to commercial.
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Replays are shown of AJ Styles giving James Ellsworth that devastating Styles Clash on the floor. We go backstage to see EMTs loading Ellsworth into an ambulance. Ambrose is saying this is his fault and will make it right. They get in the ambulance and drive off.

Kane vs. Luke Harper

Charles Robinson, the greatest referee ever, is the official for this match. They lock up, and Kane quickly shoves him down. Harper quickly applies a side headlock, but Kane whips him off. Harper goes for a shoulder block, but Kane doesn’t budge. Harper tries again for the same result. Harper goes for a clothesline, but Kane ducks, hits the ropes, and takes him down with a shoulder block. Harper quickly kicks Kane back and punches him. Harper kicks him, but Kane shakes it off. Harper signals for the end, and Kane does as well. Kane punches him down and tries to lift him up, but Harper slides off and gets out of the ring. Harper quickly snaps him off the top rope and gets in the ring, but Kane big boots him. Kane sends Harper out of the ring.
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We come back from the break to see Kane trapped in a chin lock. During the commerial, Harper hit Kane with a slingshot senton. Kane fights up from the chin lock and hits a jawbreaker. Kane goes for a Chokeslam, but Harper gets out and kicks him in the back of the knee. Harper kicks him in the head for a near fall. Harper punches him and sends him into the ropes, but Kane comes back with a DDT. Kane hits a pair of clotheslines before giving him an uppercut. Kane floors him with a sidewalk slam and picks up a near fall. Kane avalanches him twice before hitting the ropes, but Harper comes back with a dropkick. Harper avalanches Kane in the corner twice before punching him a few times. Harper climbs to the second rope and punches away at him until Kane counters back with a powerbomb for a near fall.
Kane tries for a Chokeslam again, but Harper fights him off. Kane ducks a discus clothesline, but Harper quickly catches him with a spinning sidewalk slam for a near fall. Harper applies a chin lock, but Kane fights up and hits a back suplex. Kane goes to the top rope, but Harper sidesteps a flying lariat. Harper boots him down and picks up a near fall. Harper goes to the top rope, but Kane uppercuts him. Kane then hits him with a superplex, and both men are down. Kane sits up, and they start trading punches. Kane suddenly grabs him by the throat and gives him a Chokeslam for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Kane

Kane stands over the fallen Luke Harper and sets the ring posts ablaze. Kane then leaves the ring.
The commentators put over the benefits of having the WWE Network.
Coming up next is the main event: Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton will take on American Alpha. The winners will face Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles this Sunday at WWE TLC.
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We see footage from earlier in the night when Alexa Bliss pushed Becky Lynch off the second rope through a table.
Renee Young is with Becky Lynch outside the Trainer’s Room. Lynch says she has a spinal bruise, but she’ll be defending the title at WWE TLC. Renee mentions that Bliss challenged her to a Tables Match at WWE TLC. Lynch says she doesn’t care and accepts the match. Lynch says, “I’ll get my revenge on that little bitch.”
The main event is next. Everyone makes their entrances.
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Winners face the Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions
Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton vs. American Alpha

Randy Orton will start the match against Jason Jordan. Jordan gets a waistlock applied, but Orton turns it on him. Jordan drops down and takes him down for a one count. Jordan quickly goes back to the waistlock, but Orton elbows him in the face. Orton puts Jordan in the corner, but he has a whip reversed on him. Orton quickly elbows him in the face, but Jordan comes back with two quick arm drags before applying an arm bar. Heath Slater and Rhyno are seen watching backstage. Orton fights up and knees Jordan before raking the face. Bray Wyatt tags in, and Jordan rolls him up for a one count. Jordan quickly takes him back down for another one count. Jordan powers him into the corner, and Chad Gable tags in. Gable shoulders away at him before Jordan tags back in. They hit Wyatt with stereo dropkicks. Wyatt goes out of the ring to recover and rips the top of the commentary table off in frustration. Wyatt gets back in the ring and kicks Jordan. Jordan tries for a suplex, but Wyatt blocks it. Wyatt then ducks under a flying cross-body, and Jordan hits the ropes hard. Wyatt picks up a two count. Orton is tagged back in, and he kicks Jordan in the ribs as Wyatt holds him up. Orton hits a front suplex onto the top rope for a near fall. Orton starts stomping the limbs before applying a chin lock. Wyatt is seen laughing at Jordan. Jordan tries to tag Gable in, but Orton stops him. Jordan punches away from him, and Gable blind tags in. Orton sends Jordan into the ropes, but he slides out of the ring. Gable hits Orton with a cross-body block and knocks Wyatt off the apron. Gable punches away at Orton and goes for a monkey flip, but Orton turns him onto the top rope. Gable then surprises Orton with a hanging arm bar. Gable goes to the top rope, but Wyatt punches him off to the floor while the referee isn’t looking.
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We come back from the break to see Wyatt viciously avalanche Gable in the corner for a near fall. Wyatt sends Gable to the apron and follows him out there. Gable punches him back, but Wyatt kicks him and gives him a DDT on the apron for a near fall. Wyatt tags Orton in and ties up Gable’s legs. Orton punches Gable and picks up a two count. Orton applies a chin lock, but Gable soon fights up and punches out. Gable hits the ropes and kicks Orton in the face. Gable hits the ropes again, but Orton powerslams him down for a near fall. Orton punches Gable before tagging Wyatt back in. Wyatt punches him down and hits the ropes, but Gable pops up and dropkicks him down. Wyatt quickly knocks Jordan off the apron and avalanches Gable before giving him a one-armed slam for a near fall. Wyatt wildly punches away at Gable before tagging Orton back in. Orton puts him on the top rope, takes his time, and goes for a superplex, but Gable punches him off. Orton quickly crotches him on the top rope and connects with a beautiful superplex.
Wyatt and Jordan are tagged in. Jordan hits a pair of running forearms before dropkicking Orton off the apron. Jordan floors Wyatt with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex before running into a boot. Jordan quickly comes back with a Saito Suplex for a near fall. Orton runs in, but Jordan quickly sends him back out of the ring. Gable then wipes Orton out with a summersault senton off the apron. Inside the ring, Jordan hits the ropes, but Wyatt annihilates him with a flying body block for a near fall. Jordan fights out of a slam and gives him a German Suplex. Jordan gets pumped up, but the Wyatt Family video flashes on the screen and the lights go out. When they come back on, Luke Harper is seen at ringside. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Gable stops it with a dropkick. American Alpha goes for Grand Amplitude, but Orton hits Gable with an RKO. Jordan quickly hits Orton with a shoulder thrust in the corner. Jordan goes for a shoulder thrust on Wyatt, but Harper pushes him out of the way. Jordan hits the ring post shoulder-first. Wyatt then lays Jordan out with Sister Abigail for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton

Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton will face Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships this Sunday at WWE TLC.
Dasha asks Heath Slater and Rhyno how they’re going to prepare for Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton. AJ Styles walks up and says no one cares about the Tag Team Titles. Styles says his title matters and asks if they saw what he did to James Ellsworth. Rhyno steps up to Styles, and Styles mocks him. Dean Ambrose all of a sudden comes in and viciously attacks Styles. They brawl around the backstage area with Ambrose throwing him over tables. The show ends with Ambrose wildly punching away at Styles.

WWE is bringing back the Elimination Chamber

The Talking Stick Arena out of Phoenix, Arizona teased that the Elimination Chamber is returning in 2017. The arena Twitter page added that details will becoming soon.

Possible Spoilers For Tonight’s WWE 205 Live Debut

There was some discussion at last night’s Raw taping that Austin Aries could be involved with 205 Live, and that it could be as soon as tonight. Aries is currently out of action after undergoing surgery to repair a broken orbital bone, so his role would be a non-physical one if used.

– Tonight’s debut is said to be an “all hands on deck” situation with everyone in the Cruiserweight division being brought in, minus Sin Cara.

– WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann headlines tonight’s 205 Live debut.

Tonight’s broadcast will be live and is listed for 45 minutes on the WWE Network, but since it’s on the Network, it can overrun as long as they need it to.

WWE 205 Live Preview

The premiere episode of WWE 205 Live takes place tonight in Columbia, South Carolina on WWE Network at 10PM ET, right after Smackdown Live. Scheduled for tonight is WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Title

Opinionated View- 205 Live WWE admitting the Cruiserweight division is dying slowly on Raw so they are giving it's own show again.

WWE Smackdown Preview

WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight from Columbia, South Carolina. Tonight is the go-home show for this Sunday’s TLC PPV in Dallas, Texas. Scheduled for tonight is American Alpha vs. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton in a #1 Contenders Match, where the winners will face Smackdown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles at the TLC PPV. Also scheduled is an edition of the Ambrose Asylum with guest James Ellsworth.

Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship set for WWE Roadblock on December 18

Following tonight’s 11/28 WWE RAW in Charlotte, the main event for the upcoming WWE Roadblock PPV on 12/18 in Pittsburgh is now official.

Kevin Owens will defend the WWE Universal Championship against current WWE United States Championship Roman Reigns in the main event.

Reigns earned the title shot defeating Owens in a non-title match on RAW in Charlotte.
This is the only match announced for Roadblock so far.

Opinionated View- Already having trouble staying awake.

Brock Lesnar officially announced for the Royal Rumble

During tonight’s 11/28 WWE RAW in Charlotte, a pre-taped interview aired with Michael Cole talking with Paul Heyman about Brock Lesnar’s loss to Goldberg at Survivor Series.

11/28 WWE Raw Report

In Ring Segment: Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel
Jericho lets us know that his guest tonight is the longest reigning WWE Universal Champion and his best friend,  Kevin Owens! Owens makes his way to the ring. Owens and Jericho make fun of the crowd because none of them have ever made history before. Owens notes that this past week was American Thanksgiving. On that day Americans stuff themselves with food. Why? Because it is their last meal before they trample each other to save $60 on a crappy flat screen TV. Owens says they should take a moment to tell everyone what they are thankful for. Owens is thankful for many things but not least of all he is thankful for his best friend Chris Jericho. Jericho also says he is thankful that Owens is his best friend. Jericho says he is also thankful for his sweet scarf and for Seth Rollins. Why? Because Rollins showed him what it looks like to be a slave to your pride. Rollins also showed what it means to be a stupid idiot.
Jericho says everyone is saying he interfered in the title match last week. That wasn’t Jericho wearing a Sin Cara mask, it was Sin Cara wearing a Chris Jericho mask. Owens adds that after the power bomb he gave Rollins on the apron Rollins is not cleared to be there tonight. Roman Reigns’ music hits and he walks out to the ring. Reigns tells Owens that he is a joke as the WWE Universal Champion. Owens says that the real joke is Reigns walking around calling himself the guy. Reigns says he is the guy. Owens is just a guy. Owens says he doesn’t need Jericho. Reigns says that Owens would not be champion is it were not for Jericho. Jericho is about to put Reigns on the list for insulting Owens. Owens yells at Jericho to shut up. Owens says he can handle this. Reigns asks Owens what he is going to do about it. Reigns challenges Owens to match. If Reigns wins, he gets a shot at the Universal title at Roadblock. Owens agrees to the match.

Backstage, Owens is complaining about Reigns. Jericho asks Owens why he asked him to shut up. Jericho says he is always here for Owens. Owens says Reigns was correct. Every time Jericho interferes it makes it seem as though Owens can’t win on his own. Jericho says he is tired of this. He doesn’t need Owens as a partner, alley, or best friend. Mick Foley walks in and tells Jericho to stop ducking him because they need to address what happened last week. Jericho tells Foley he doesn’t have to punish him because he is done with all of this and walks away.

Braun Strowman vs R-Truth w/Goldust
Truth lands a few punches. Truth hits the ropes and gets decapitated by a clothesline from Strowman. Strowman splashes Truth in the corner. Strowman picks up Truth and hits a running power slam for the win.

After the match, Strowman tries to choke out Goldust. Sami Zayn hits the ring and jumps on Strowman’s back. Strowman swats Zayn like a fly. Strowman hits the C-4. Strowman sits Zayn in the tree of woe. a bunch of Referees hit the ring, as well as Mick Foley. Foley tells Strowman that is enough.

After the break, Zayn is yelling at Foley because he keeps getting in the way when Zayn tries to fight Strowman. Foley says Zayn is never going to quit. Zayn says he doesn’t need to be saved from Strowman, he needs to be saved from Foley. Foley clearly has forgotten who he is and where he is from. Foley says he is the one who made the match, not Stephanie McMahon. Stephaine does not like Zayn and wanted him fired. Foley made the match to avoid that. Zayn can not and will not ever be able to beat Strowman. Zayn asks how many times people have told him that he couldn’t do it. Foley was Zayn’s hero. Now Zayn sees him as someone who is taking away The opportunities that Foley once had. Foley is a hypocrite.

Backstage, Charlotte is interrupted by Dana Brooke. Brooke tells Charlotte that she has finished working on her victory party tonight. Charlotte says tonight she will end her feud with Sasha Banks. Charlotte will prove tonight that she is the only legend to make it out of the city of Charlotte.

Cedric Alexander vs Tony Neese

Alexander goes behind Neese. Neese reverses it to an armbar. Alexander whips Neese into the rope. Alexander tries to leap frog, but Neese catches him. Before Neese can take advantage, Alexander reverses it into a sunset flip. Neese rolls through to avoid the pin. Alexander hits his patented back flip head scissors, followed by a dropkick. Alexander is about to hit the ropes, but Drew Gulak tries to trip him. Alexander avoids the trip but Neese sweeps his leg. Alicia Fox is shown backstage watching the match… for some reason. Neese hits a triangle moonsault into the ring for a two count. Neese levels Alexander with a few cross faces, followed by leg scissors. Neese transitions into a rear chin lock.
Alexander fights out of the hold. Alexander lands a handspring head kick. Alexander sets up his springboard clothesline. Gulak gets on the apron. Alexander clotheslines him. Neese attacks Alexander from behind. Neese hits a sloppy pump handle something or other for the win.
Winner- Tony Neese

Backstage Chris Jericho is asked if his argument with Owens is serious or not. Jericho says it is very serious. Jericho thought Owens was his friend. If Owens doesn’t need him, he guesses he doesn’t need Owens. Jericho leaves the backstage area with his suitcase and the list of Jericho. Jericho’s driver accidentally knocks the List of Jericho out of his hands. Rollins appears out of nowhere and beats the crap out of him. Rollins Pedigrees Jericho on top of a car.

WWE Woman’s Title Match: Charlotte (c) vs Sasha Banks
Charlotte Woos in Banks face. Charlotte trips Banks and pins her for a one count. Banks responds by hitting a backstabber and locking in the Banks Statement! Charlotte manages to get to the ropes. Dana Brooke tries to get involved, but Banks kicks her in the face, then tosses her into the steel ring steps. Banks hits a crossbody off the top for a two count. Charlotte elbows Banks in the head then tosses her to the outside. Banks pulls Charlotte out of the ring. Banks and Charlotte trade chops on the outside. Banks throws Charlotte over the barricade. Banks brings Charlotte back to the ring area. Charlotte grabs Banks and tosses her into the barricade ribs first over and over again. Charlotte and Banks are both counted out.

Mick Foley comes out on the ramp and says this is not how this rivalry will end. The match will restart later tonight. It will be a no DQ, no count out, falls count anywhere match.

Rusev w/Lana vs Enzo w/Big Cass

Before the match starts Enzo talks about Lana wanting him to stuff her turkey.
Rusev hauls off and kicks Enzo below the belt to get himself disqualified.
Winner- Enzo
Rich Swann vs Noam Dar
Tackle dropdown spot by Dar and Swann. Swann front flips over the prone Dar. Swann hits a dropkick. Dar sweeps Swann’s legs and then hits a soccer style kick to Swann’s back. Dar chops Swann in the throat over and over again. Swann rolls up Dar, but instead of going for the pin, Swann kips up and kicks Dar in the head. Swann attempts rolling thunder, but Dar gets his knees up. Swann rolls up Dar, but Dar kicks out. Swann hits a spin kick that almost caves in Dar’s jaw. It’s over.
Winner- Rich Swann

Sheamus and Cesaro sit at a bar and talk about how much they hate each other. Some of the locals get in their faces. Cesaro and Sheamus proceed to beat the crap out of everyone in the bar. Cesaro throws a guy through a wall. Cesaro and Sheamus celebrate with a pint of Guinness.

Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens
Before the bell ring, Owens attacks Reigns. The bell ring and Owens kicks Reigns in the head which causes him to fall to the outside of the ring. Owens follows. Owens and Reigns trades blows. Reigns tosses Owens into the barricade. Reigns attempts to whip Owens into the steel steps, but Owens reverse it and sends Reigns into the structure. Owens rolls Reigns back into the ring and immediately hits a senton for a two count.
After a short break, Reign floors Owens with a clothesline. Reigns charges at Owens, but Owens pulls the Referee in the way. Reigns stops himself from crushing the Referee. Owens DDTs Reigns for a two count. Cannonball by Owens. Owens locks in a rear chin lock. Reigns struggles to get to the ropes. Before Reigns can get to the ropes, Owens lets go and hits a senton to Reigns back. Owens locks in the rear chin lock once again. Owens goes for another senton, but Reigns gets his knees up. Reigns hits multiple clotheslines in the corner, followed by a big boot. Reigns tries a Samoan drop, but Owens wiggles out of it. Reigns and Owens trade blows in the middle of the ring. Reigns hits a one-armed Samoan drop for a long two count.
Reigns calls for the Superman punch, but Owens rolls to the outside. Reigns hits the drive by and rolls Owens back in the ring. As Reigns gets in the ring, Owens hits a superkick. Owens goes up top but Reigns cuts him off. Reigns tries to set up a superplex but Owens pushes him off. Reigns Superman punches Owens, which causes Owens to tumble off the top rope. Owens tries to crawl away, but Reigns hits another Superman punch on the outside. Reigns calls for the Spear, but Owens knees him in the head. Owens hits the ropes and runs right into a Spear. Owens is done.

Winner and Number One Contender for the WWE Universal Title, Roman Reigns!
Backstage, Owens yells at an interviewer for trying to interview him. Owens says the only reason he lost to Reigns is because he was too busy worrying about his best friend, Chris Jericho.

During an interview with Michael Cole, Paul Heyman says they screwed up and they have to take accountability for that. They took Goldberg lightly. Goldberg is a relic who hasn’t wrestled in 12 years. They figured this would be the easiest payday in Lesnar’s career. Goldberg speared Lesnar and broke his ribs. It was over at that point. This is now part of Lesnar’s legacy. Lesnar has dealt with loss before but this is embarrassing. Lesnar know thinks he has something to prove. The thought of what Lesnar will do is scary. If Goldberg is in the Royal Rumble match, Brock Lesnar is in the Royal Rumble match.

Tag Team Title Match: The New Day (c) vs Gallows and Anderson
Woods runs right into a clothesline by Anderson. Gallows boots Big E. in the face on the outside of the ring. Anderson hits a running Liger bomb for a two count. Gallows tags in and hits a flapjack. Gallows kicks Woods in the back of the head. After a short break, Woods surprises Gallows with an enziguri. Woods manages to tag in Big E. Big E. suplexes Anderson over and over again. Big E. calls for the Big Ending, but Anderson reverses it and hits a sick kick for a two count. Anderson gets sent out to the apron. Big E. hits a spear through the ropes. Big E. and Woods set up the Midnight Hour, but Gallows kicks Big E. in the face to break it up. Woods dives off the top, but he gets caught midair and spine bustered for a near fall. Gallows and Anderson hits power bomb top rope neck breaker combo for another two count. Gallows and Anderson set up the Magic Killer, but Big E. breaks it up. Anderson picks up Woods in a fireman’s carry. Woods wiggles out and attempts the Honor Roll, but Anderson moves out of the way. Anderson rolls up Woods and pulls his tights. Woods reverse it and pulls Anderson’s tights for the win!

Winners and STILL WWE RAW Tag Team Champions, The New Day!
Backstage, Bayley says she wants to wish Banks good luck. Banks says tonight isn’t about Bayley or Banks for the matter. It is all about the WWE Raw Women’s title. This town needs a real champion. Banks says she is going to dedicate her match tonight to the legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Falls Count Anywhere WWE Women’s Title Match: Charlotte (C) vs Sasha Banks

Charlotte and Banks lock up. Banks hits a dropkick that sends Charlotte to the outside of the ring. Banks hits a topé suicida onto Charlotte. Suplex on the floor by Banks for a two count. Banks misses the double knees off the apron. A double clothesline sends both Banks and Charlotte tumbling to the floor. After a short break, Charlotte is working a straight jacket hold. Charlotte drives her knee into Banks back over and over again. Banks fights out of it. Banks leaps over Charlotte for a sunset flip. Charlotte rolls through and steps on Banks face. Charlotte calls for the Figure Eight, but Banks kicks out of it. Charlotte dives over Banks for a sunset flip, but Banks rolls through and destroys Charlotte with a standing double knee strike.
Charlotte crawls to the corner. Banks hits another running knee strike. Banks sets Charlotte up for her top rope double knees but Charlotte moves out of the way. Charlotte kicks Banks in the stomach. Charlotte chokes Banks on the top rope. Charlotte tries to suplex Banks to the outside of the ring. Banks and Charlotte trade chops on the apron. Banks pushes Charlotte into the ring post. Banks lunges at Charlotte, but Charlotte obliterates her with a big boot. Banks hits the apron hard on the way down. Charlotte only gets a two count. Charlotte picks up Banks and throws her into the barricade. Charlotte hits Natural Selection off the ring steps for another near fall.

Charlotte grabs Banks by her hair. Banks grabs a kendo stick from under the ring and beats the holy hell out of Charlotte with it. Charlotte tries to kick Banks away to create some separation and maybe take the stick for herself to no avail. Banks grabs Charlotte for a neck breaker, but Charlotte reverses it into a neck breaker. Charlotte locks in the Figure Eight. Banks grabs the kendo stick and whacks Charlotte in the gut with it. Charlotte breaks the hold and pleads with Banks to just tap. Banks and Charlotte fight u the ramp. Charlotte pulls the covering off the announce table. Banks attacks Charlotte from behind. Charlotte throws Banks off the ramp to the floor. Charlott hits a standing moonsault off the announce table for yet another near fall. Charlotte drags Banks down the ramp and chops her a few times. Charlotte picks Banks up for a power slam, but Banks reverse it and sends Charlotte into the ring post. Banks climbs the barricade and hits a diving double knee strike for another two count.

Banks grabs the kendo stick and hits Charlotte with it over and over again. Charlotte crawls through a hole in the barricade to the crowd. Charlotte and Banks fight up the stairs. Charlotte misses a big boot. Banks bangs Charlotte head first on the metal railing. Banks pulls Charlotte in between the railing and locks in the Banks Statement! Charlotte taps out immediately!
Winner and NEW Raw Women’s Champions, Sasha Banks!
After the match, Ric Flair comes to the ring and holds up Banks hand. He gice her a hug, says a few words and leave to let Banks have her moment.