Saturday, October 21, 2017

SPOILERS: 10/20 ROH TV taping results from Philadelphia

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

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Friday, October 20, 2017

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

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

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


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

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Taryn Terrell Departs Impact Wrestling

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



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

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


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


Thursday, October 19, 2017

10/19 Impact Wrestling Report

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


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

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


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


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


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


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




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


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


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

Young Bucks Turn Down WWE 2K Offer

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

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Impact Wrestling Preview

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shane McMahon returns next week

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

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


Brock Lesnar to answer challenge on RAW

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

Opinionated View- No matter what it sucks


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10/17 WWE Smackdown Report

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

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

WWE 205 Live Preview

WWE 205 Live airs tonight on the WWE Network at 10:00 PM ET (9:00 CT) from Seattle.
Set for tonight is Rich Swann vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher in the main event, plus WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto and Mustafa Ali vs. Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari.

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WWE Smackdown Live Preview

Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Seattle, Washington.
Advertised for tonight is WWE Champion Jinder Mahal issuing a challenge for the upcoming Survivor Series PPV in November, Sami Zayn is scheduled to kickoff the program and Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler in a rematch from the Hell in a Cell PPV.

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Updated WWE TLC Card

3-on-5 Handicap Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match
The Shield (Roman Reigns and WWE RAW Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) vs. Braun Strowman, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro and Kane
The Demon vs. Sister Abigail
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Kalisto (c) vs. Enzo Amore
WWE RAW Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James
Asuka vs. Emma
Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick vs. Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann
Kickoff Show:
Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox


Opinionated View- Well this sucks. WWE is so desperate they just keep tossing stuff at the main event hoping people will eventually care. The Wyatt and Balor feud needed to end months ego and they just keep dragging it on. Enzo sucks and Kalisto isn't interesting. Mickie and Alexa should be good sadly the story has been awful based on Mickie being "old" and we know it will be one and done.

Asuka is highly overrated and knowing WWE they won't let Emma work instead it will be a 30 second squash. CW tag match is going to be boring and for fucks sake another Banks and Fox match who want to see those two untalented hacks wrestle again.


10-16 WWE Raw Report

Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a look at recent happenings with The Shield, Braun Strowman, The Bar and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz.
- We're live from Portland, Oregon as Michael Cole welcomes us. He's joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.
- We go right to the ring and out comes RAW General Manager Kurt Angle to a pop. There are tables, ladders and chairs all over the place.
Angle welcomes us and says it's safe to say that The Shield is back together. He plugs the big TLC main event for Sunday. Angle says that's this Sunday but he wants to focus on tonight. The classic Shield theme intro plays as the music hits and out comes Roman Reigns and RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose, through the crowd with their old gear on. The Shield hits the apron and stares Angle down as the crowd starts a "this is awesome" chant.
The Shield looks as if they might attack Angle like old days. Angle asks fans if they want to hear from The Shield. Reigns says Angle made a good decision because when The Hounds come, you have two choices - hand it over or they beat your ass. Rollins jokes with Reigns to relax. Rollins talks some about their history now and says he is proud to stand here 5 years later with his brothers because The Shield is now back and better than ever. It looks like Angle has left now. Ambrose takes the mic next. Ambrose hypes the TLC main event and puts over how dominant The Shield is. Ambrose calls Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Sheamus and the WWE Intercontinental Champion to the ring for a fight as the crowd pops. Braun's music hits and out they come. Curtis Axel is with them.

Angle says we are not having the 3-on-4 match tonight, save it for Sunday. He mentions tonight's Steel Cage match and the RAW Tag Team Title match with The Bar getting a shot, then announces that tonight's RAW will make history, oh it's true... it's damn true. Angle's music hits as the heels stare The Shield down from the stage.
- The announcers hype The Bar vs. Rollins & Ambrose for later tonight as well as the Steel Cage main event. Also, Braun will be a guest on MizTV. We go to commercial.

Elias, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Titus O'Neil, Apollo Crews and Jason Jordan
Back from the break and Elias is in the ring with Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. They all do some singing with Gallows singing about nerd Jason Jordan. Jordan's music interrupts and out he comes with Titus O'Neil & Apollo Crews.
Gallows starts off with Titus and ends up beating him into the corner, then calling him a nerd. Titus fights back and overpowers Gallows. Jordan and Anderson come in and go at it. Jordan gets the upperhand before the babyfaces clear the ring and stand tall as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Gallows floors Crews and then hits him with a cheap shot. Elias tags in and works over Crews for a 2 count. Crews catches a shot and tries for a tag to Jordan but Anderson comes in and stops it. Jordan finally gets the tag and goes to work, dropkicking Anderson. Jordan takes Anderson into the corner, to another corner and then back to the first. Jordan keeps control and hits a belly-to-belly but Elias breaks the pin.
Titus and Gallows come in with big boots. Jordan ends up taking out Anderson and Gallows out with spears. Crews follows up with a sitdown powerbomb on Anderson for the pin.
Winners: Jason Jordan, Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews
- After the match, Titus Worldwide and Jason Jordan stand tall in the ring.
- The announcers plug Sunday's WWE TLC pay-per-view.
- Still to come, The Bar gets a title shot. Also, our Steel Cage main event. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a promo for Asuka's debut on Sunday. Renee Young is with Emma backstage. Emma is tired of hearing about Asuka and wonders why the attention isn't on her. She started the women's revolution after all. She beat 4 of the top Superstars last week and wonders what Asuka has done around here. RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss appears. She agrees that Asuka hasn't done anything. Bliss thanks Emma for building the women's revolution all by herself. She starts in on Mickie James now, saying she tears women down and isn't a locker room leader. Bliss says the younger Superstars need to stick together. She asks Emma to team with her tonight against Mickie and her partner, if she can find one. Emma agrees and they walk off.
- We get a look at recent happenings on WWE 205 Live.

Cedric Alexander vs. Jack Gallagher
We go to the ring and out comes Cedric Alexander. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Jack Gallagher is out with Brian Kendrick. We see the Steel Cage hanging above the ring. Gallagher enters the ring but do does Kendrick, who tries to intimidate Cedric before the bell. The music hits and out comes Rich Swann to stand in Cedric's corner. A tag match is announced for TLC on Sunday.
Cedric takes control early on, avoiding a distraction from Kendrick. Gallagher ends up turning it around and working Cedric over thanks to Kendrick. Gallagher controls most of the match. Kendrick gets involved again but Swann takes him out on the floor. This leads to Cedric hitting the Lumbar Check on Gallagher for the pin.
Winner: Cedric Alexander
- After the match, Swann and Cedric stand tall in the ring.
- Still to come, MizTV with Braun.

- Back from the break and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz with Curtis Axel, Cesaro and Sheamus for another must see edition of MizTV. Mike Rome does the introduction.
The group enters the ring where there are tables, ladders and chairs. Miz welcomes us and says Roman Reigns sent them away earlier without giving the fans what they wanted. Miz goes on and mentions how The Bar will take back the RAW Tag Team Titles tonight. Cesaro and Sheamus both speak on how they will shatter The Shield tonight. A "you look stupid" chant starts up at Sheamus but he says they're all just jealous. Miz knocks the crowd and asks Sheamus to continue. Sheamus goes on about tonight's title shot and how The Shield will break. Miz says they are looking forward to Sunday and they will expose The Shield as an over-hyped nostalgia act. Miz says The Shield has never been as good as everyone thinks they are, especially after what they've been through. Miz talks about how group is a family, mentioning that Bo Dallas isn't here tonight. Miz introduces tonight's guest and out comes Braun Strowman.
Braun talks about how The Shield put him through the announce table last week because none of them can stop him on their own. Now he will tear them apart, one by one, piece by piece, until The Shield is done and gone forever. That starts tonight in the Steel Cage with Reigns. Braun will make them lock the door shut so he can make sure Reigns won't run away. Miz says The Shield is no match for this group. A "yes!" chant starts when he asks if fans think The Shield can take them on. Miz brings up how Dean Ambrose said they can take on 4 or 5 people. Fans chant for Axel as Miz starts to announce a fifth member of their team this Sunday. GM Kurt Angle interrupts and says Miz is pushing it too far. Miz tries to talk him into making it 3-on-5.
Angle tells Miz to shut the hell up because he's the General Manager and he told Miz to. Angle says we will settle it in the ring like they always do on RAW. If Braun wins the Steel Cage match, Miz will get his other partner. If Reigns win the cage match, the match goes back to 3-on-3 and they lose Braun as a partner. Braun accepts the challenge but the others don't look so sure. Angle goes to leave but he almost forgot... during both matches tonight, everyone is banned from ringside. Oh it's true, it's damn true. Angle's music hits as the heels look on from the ring.
- Still to come, Ambrose and Rollins defend. We see the cage hanging high above the ring again. Also tonight, Finn Balor's demonic message to Sister Abigail. Back to commercial.

Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
Back from the break and out come Sasha Banks as Alicia Fox waits. We see highlights from last week's Fatal 5 Way and get a sidebar video of Alicia saying she didn't tap last week, she was scratching an itch.
Sasha drops Fox as the bell hits and immediately goes into the Banks Statement but Fox makes it to the rope. Fox goes to the floor for a breather but Sasha kicks her through the ropes and brings it back in. Fox tries to retreat again and catches Sasha over the top rope. Fox with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a 2 count.
Fox keeps control until Sasha looks to make a comeback. Fox kicks out and nails an elbow. Fox with more offense before keeping Sasha grounded. Sasha ends up getting the win with the Banks Statement.
Winner: Sasha Banks
- After the match, Sasha celebrates and leaves while Fox throws a fit in the ring and refuses to leave.
- We see Enzo Amore backstage walking. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and Charly Caruso congratulates Sasha backstage on the win. Sasha starts talking when Alicia attacks her from behind. Sasha fights back and looks to get the upperhand but Fox destroys her, tossing her into a bunch of production cases. Fox rants on how Sasha will learn to respect her. A referee tries to stop Fox but Fox shoves him down onto Sasha. Other referees finally back Fox off and get her to leave before checking on The Boss and their colleague.
- We go to the ring and out comes Enzo Amore.
Enzo introduces himself and says he's doing alright but he heard some boos in the crowd, which brings up his missing boo - the WWE Cruiserweight Title. Enzo shows us footage of the title loss to Kalisto last week. Enzo rants about how last week was unfair. The music interrupts and out comes WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto.

Kalisto knocks Enzo for trying to cast blame, and accuses him of using knock-off Gucci sheets to rest on at night. Enzo fires back and says he has $10,000 worth of stuff on right now, he doesn't use knock-offs. They have words and hype Sunday until Kalisto is attacked from behind by Noam Dar, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak.
Enzo talks trash on the mic while the beatdown continues. The music interrupts and out comes Mustafa Ali. He takes out Daivari at ringside and fights Enzo to get in. He continues but the numbers game catches up and the heels beat Ali down in the middle of the ring. Some fans are chanting for Neville. Kalisto tries to recover but they beat him down as well with Enzo joining in. Nese holds Kalisto while Enzo brags about how exclusive his shoes are. Enzo drops Kalisto with the JawdonZo and taunts him. Enzo says he has a question for both of them that they won't be able to answer right now - how you doin'? Enzo's music hits as he leaves with Daivari, Dar, Nese and Gulak.
- Still to come, the RAW Tag Team Titles will be on the line. Back to commercial.

RAW Tag Team Title Match: The Bar vs. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
Back from the break and out first come RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose. Cesaro and Sheamus are out next.
Ambrose starts things off with Sheamus. Cesaro mocks Ambrose with a set of Shield dog tags. Ambrose takes Sheamus to the corner and unloads. Ambrose with chops before whipping Sheamus across the ring. Ambrose runs into a kick as Sheamus turns it around. Ambrose fights back and tags in Rollins for some double teaming. Rollins kicks Sheamus to the floor. Cesaro runs in but Rollins clotheslines him over the top as well. Rollins and Ambrose launch over the top and take out their opponents on the floor.
Rollins brings Sheamus back in. Rollins goes to the top but has to kick Cesaro away. Rollins comes off the top but Sheamus catches him. This leads to Cesaro taking out Rollins with a clothesline from the apron as the referee was distracted with Sheamus. We go to commercial with Sheamus stomping on Rollins.
Back from the break and Sheamus has control of Rollins as Ambrose reaches for a tag. Sheamus nails the Irish Curse backbreaker for a pin attempt. Cesaro tags in for some double teaming in the corner. Cesaro covers for a 2 count. Sheamus gets a big cheap shot kick to the face while the referee has his back turned and Cesaro covers for another pin attempt.
Cesaro takes his time with Rollins now. Rollins tries to take Cesaro back to the corner for a tag. Cesaro breaks the hold and knocks Ambrose off the corner. Sheamus ends up getting the tag and flooring Rollins for a close 2 count. Sheamus wastes some more time by arguing with the referee. Fans chant for Ambrose as he is still down off the apron. Sheamus mocks the crowd and rocks Rollins into the ropes. Rollins blocks and fights back, unloading. Rollins makes a comeback and dumps Cesaro to the floor. Ambrose is reaching for the tag now. Cesaro comes back in but Rollins counters and tags in Ambrose.
Ambrose gets the hot tag and unloads on Cesaro. Cesaro counters a bulldog but Ambrose hits a swinging neckbreaker. Ambrose goes to the top but has to roll through. Cesaro comes from behind but Ambrose counters and catapults Cesaro into the corner. He jumps on top instead and comes back down. Cesaro ends up countering Dirty Deeds. Ambrose knocks Sheamus off the apron. Rollins comes in and nails a big dive on Sheamus. Ambrose follows up and takes out Cesaro on the floor. Ambrose goes to the top after Cesaro is brought back in. Ambrose with the big elbow on Cesaro as Sheamus breaks the pin.
Rollins comes in to fight Sheamus but Sheamus hits a big backbreaker. Ambrose sends Sheamus to the floor. Cesaro with a big back body drop on Ambrose. Ambrose walks into a kick. Sheamus tags in for the big double team but they struggle with Ambrose. They drop Ambrose but Rollins breaks the pin. Cesaro catches a Rollins kick and uppercuts him down. Cesaro tags in to be the legal man. They try to double team Ambrose again but Rollins makes the save. Ambrose ends up hitting Dirty Deeds on Cesaro for the pin.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
- After the match, Rollins and Ambrose stand tall with the titles as we see the cage hanging high.
- Still to come, Finn has a message for Abigail. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Curtis Axel is trying to talk Sheamus & Cesaro into staying positive and staying strong as he wants to become the fifth man for Sunday's TLC main event. Braun Strowman walks in and Axel says his hometown moment on Sunday hinges on Braun's win tonight. Axel goes on about how bad he needs this match on Sunday. Axel gets riled up and says he wants to fight Roman Reigns by himself, right now. Braun tells him to go find Reigns. Axel is hesitant now. Cesaro says it sounds like Axel is scared of Reigns. Sheamus says the fifth member of their team wouldn't be scared to fight Roman. Axel is hesitant but he walks off to find Reigns.
- The announcers show us what happened with Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt and Wyatt as Sister Abigail last week.
- We go to the ring and out comes Finn Balor.

Balor hits the ring and declares that Portland is Balor Club. He talks about how he didn't know what to think at first when Bray Wyatt introduced Sister Abigail. Balor says Wyatt may have his tricks but he has some of this own. Balor says he will slay a monster with a demon of his own. The red lights go off in the arena. Balor says his demon has no fear, dreams about nightmares. We see Balor's face transform into The Demon as he talks. Balor says his demon is dying to meet Sister Abigail. Balor tells Abigail to run. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get another promo for Asuka's arrival on Sunday.
Emma and Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James and Bayley
We go to the ring and out comes Emma. Her partner RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss is out next. Mickie James is out first for her team. Her partner is Bayley.
Cole announces that Alicia Fox has been fined for shoving the referee during tonight's backstage segment. Bliss starts off with Mickie as they have words. They never touch as Bliss tags in Emma. Emma and Mickie lock up and go at it. Mickie ends up tagging Bayley in. Bayley gets the upperhand on Bliss and covers for a 2 count. Emma breaks the pin. All four 4 Superstars end up on the floor, yelling and shoving as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Emma has control of Bayley. Bayley turns it around but in comes Bliss to keep Bayley down. Mickie finally gets the hot tag and unloads on both opponents.
Mickie with a neckbreaker on Bliss. Bliss counters a kick and decks Mickie. Bliss with some trash talking. Mickie kips up after dropping Bliss on her face. Mickie goes to the top for the Thesz Press. Bliss kicks out at 2 as Emma breaks it up. Bayley comes in and takes out Emma, kicking her to the floor. Bliss drops Bayley from behind and yells at her to get out of the ring. Bliss turns around to Mickie catching her in the face with a Mick Kick. Mickie covers for the pin.
Winners: Mickie James and Bayley
- After the match, Mickie's music hits as she helps Bayley up. Mickie talks trash to Bliss as we go to replays. Mickie and Bayley stand tall as the heels head to the back.

- Curtis Axel is backstage looking for Roman Reigns. He spots The Shield talking. Axel hypes himself up and walks towards the group as we go back to commercial.
- The Miz is backstage with Braun and The Bar to hype them up for tonight and Sunday. He gets worried and leaves when they mention how Axel might be taking out The Shield by himself right now.
- Charly approaches Mickie and Bayley backstage to congratulate them on the win. Mickie talks about how she's proud of her accomplishments and how she's different now, she has a 3 year old son waiting at home. She goes on and says it would be one of the best feelings of her career to proudly take the title home to her son. Mickie says she will have the last laugh on Sunday after she beats Bliss' biscuit-butt around TLC and becomes a seven-time champion.
- The announcers plug TLC and the WWE Network. Banks vs. Fox is announced for the pre-show.
- The Miz finds Curtis Axel backstage hanging from a forklift. Officials help bring him down. We see the steel cage being lowered for tonight's main event. Back to commercial.
- Renee Young is backstage asking The Miz about Curtis Axel's condition if they earn the fifth man for Sunday. Miz loves Axel but he was never their fifth man. Miz walks off as we see officials and medics checking on Axel.
Steel Cage Match: Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns
We go to the cage as Braun Strowman makes his way out for tonight's main event. We see footage from Braun's cage match win over Big Show last month. Roman Reigns is out next as we see more highlights from recent events. Reigns enters the cage and the referee locks the door. The Miz has joined the announcers for commentary now, despite the ringside ban.
They go at it with Reigns unloading to start. Braun turns it around. More back and forth. Reigns takes Braun into the corner and beats on Braun as fans count along. Braun ends up catching Reigns and driving him to the mat for a close 2 count. We go to commercial with Braun in control.
Back from the break and Braun remains in control, driving Reigns into the steel. Braun sends Reigns into the steel again and laughs. Braun charges but Reigns moves and he hits the steel hard. More back and forth now. Reigns hits a big Samoan Drop.
Reigns starts climbing the cage but Cesaro and Sheamus climb up to meet him. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose run down to pull them off the cage. The Bar looks to take out Rollins and Ambrose at ringside Ambrose sends Sheamus over the barrier. Reigns is over the top of the cage now. Braun climbs up and grabs Reigns' wrist. Braun pulls Reigns back over and nails a big superplex from the top of the cage. A "holy s--t" chant breaks out while they're both down now.
Reigns kicks out at 2. The fight on the outside continues and goes up to the stage where the tables, ladders and chairs are. The Miz gets up from commentary as the tag team brawl goes into the backstage area. Cameras follow. Rollins uses a steel chair on Cesaro as Ambrose drops Sheamus with a chair. Miz appears and closes a door, shutting the two tag teams in another room to keep them away from the ring.
We go back to the cage as the match continues. The Miz has returned to commentary. Reigns starts to climb the cage again but Braun stops him. Braun headbutts Reigns to the mat. Braun gets crotched on the top rope. Reigns nails a Superman Punch while he's stuck but Braun is still up. Reigns with a second Superman Punch to send Braun to the mat. Braun gets up and blocks a spear but Reigns counters and drops him for a close 2 count. They go on and the lights go red, the music hits and it looks like Kane is returning. Braun decks Reigns and takes advantage of the distraction. Reigns spears Braun. Kane comes from up under the ring for a big pop.
Reigns can't believe it. Kane stares Reigns down. Kane delivers chokeslams to Reigns in the middle of the ring. Braun with a big slam on Reigns. Kane with a Tombstone piledriver on Reigns now. Braun drops his straps and scoops Reigns for a running powerslam. Braun covers for the win.
Winner: Braun Strowman
- After the match, Braun stands tall with Kane right behind him, standing over Reigns. Braun's music hits as Reigns tries to recover. The Miz climbs a ladder on the stage and announces that Kane is the fifth member of their team at TLC. Kane's music hits and they stand tall as RAW goes off the air.