Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spoilers on House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback

– PWInsider has details on tonight’s House of Horrors match at WWE Payback. The site reports that the match pitting Randy Orton against Bray Wyatt will combine live content from the arena and pre-recorded footage, starting off in an actual house in where ten minutes of footage was shot.
The pre-shot footage includes Orton arriving to the home in a limo and the two fighting their way through various rooms, including one with dolls of children hanging from the ceiling. The match ends up in the kitchen, where Wyatt traps Orton and then goes out and takes the limousine. The match will finish at the arena after that.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Injury Updates on Eddie Edwards and Andrews Everett

Current X Division star Andrew Everett is out of action following an injury at the last Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando. According to a report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, Everett suffered some kind of injury to his head.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Eddie Edwards is not expected to miss much time following his knee surgery to fix some lingering issues. Edwards was originally reported to have suffered the injury during the Impact tapings last weekend, but he worked Sunday’s tapings. The surgery was said to be minor.

4/27 Impact Wrestling Report

Results courtesy of this week.
Impact Wrestling Results 4/27/17
Josh Mathews opens IMPACT! Wrestling as he makes his way down to ringside with a human resources rep. Josh informs Jeremy Borash that because Jeremy hit him at the end of last week’s broadcast, he is being suspended. IMPACT! Wrestling officials escort JB out of the IMPACT! Zone and Josh Mathews takes his place at the announce desk.

Matt Sydal def. Trevor Lee with Gregory Shane Helms

This is Matt Sydal’s IMPACT! Wrestling debut as he takes on the former X-Division champion. With the referee distracted by Lee, Helms pulls Sydal off the apron, allowing Lee to gain the advantage. Lee connects with the flying forearm for a near fall. Sydal hits a standing Moonsault and goes for a pin but Helms distracts the referee! Sydal kicks Lee into Helms, knocking him off the apron. Sydal hits the Shooting Star press to win!
Sienna approaches Karen Jarrett in the backstage area. Sienna asks where the GFW Women’s Champion is. Karen informs Sienna that she’s making her debut tonight and, next week, Sienna will have a match with her!

EC3 addresses the new regime

After screwing James Storm out of the world title last week, EC3 is in the ring to address IMPACT! Wrestling’s new regime. He demands respect from them and says when he looked in the mirror, he saw a demi-god. EC3 recalls when he was undefeated and declares he will once again become the world champion at Slammiversary. EC3 calls James Storm an overrated piece of crap, prompting the Cowboy to make his way to to the ring! Storm says he doesn’t blame EC3 for what he did because he can beat him up whenever he wants too! Storm challenges EC3 to a fight but EC3 declines. Storm insults EC3, causing him to change his mind and the brawl is on! EC3 uses a member of the production crew as a shield, allowing him to take control. EC3 lays out Storm with the One Percenter and reminds everyone that he’s a Carter and IMPACT! Wrestling needs him!
We see KM get into an altercation with his waiter at a restaurant!
A promo video airs, profiling the GFW Women’s Champion Christina Von Eerie.

Christina Von Eerie def. Ava Storie to retain the Global Force Wrestling Women’s Championship

Von Eerie delivers repeated headbutts to Storie. Von Eerie is perched on the top rope and hits Storie with a modified backstabber to retain her title in convincing fashion.
Swoggle is once again spotted in the IMPACT! Zone.
Low-Ki talks about winning the X-Division title for a fifth time last week. He sends out a warning to the rest of the division.
Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell interviews Alberto El Patron. He says he’s the next in line for a shot at the IMPACT! Wrestling world championship. Magnus confronts him and says he should be the number one contender. Karen Jarrett announces a match between them in two weeks and the GFW world title will be on the line!

Moose (c) vs. Davey Richards for the Impact Grand Championship ended in a No Contest

Moose is accompanied to the ring by pro football players DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge. Davey targets Moose’s leg in the early going. Davey locks in the Figure Four leg lock but Moose gets to the ropes. All three judges score it 10-9 for Davey, he wins round one by unanimous decision. Davey attempts the double footstomp from the top rope but Moose avoids it. Moose hits a powerbomb, followed by a Moonsault for a near fall. Two judges score it 10-9 for Moose, one judge scores it 10-9 for Davey. Moose wins round two by split decision. Richards is perched on the ropes but Moose hits him with a dropkick and he crashes to the floor below. Davey hits Moose with a powerbomb from the top rope, followed the Creeping Death kick. Davey connects with the double foot stomp for a near fall. Davey locks in the Ankle Lock but his former Wolves brother, Eddie Edwards, attacks him! The match is thrown out and security holds Eddie back.
DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge confront Davey in the middle of the ring. Williams pushes Davey and Barnidge hits him with a powerslam!
Swoggle makes another appearance and tears up Spud’s format. Spud chases him and accidentally rips off his pants!

Kongo Kong def. Matt Sigmon

Sigmon jumps off the top rope but is caught and slammed by Kongo Kong. Kong hits his signature Skull Crusher rolling senton, followed by a huge splash from the top rope to win.

Veterans of War (Wilcox & Mayweather) def. Fallah Bahh & Mario Bokara

It’s time for the Veterans of War to make their debut as a team on IMPACT! Wrestling. Wilcox picks up the big Fallah Bahh on his shoulders and hits him with a Samoan Drop. Bokara pulls Mayweather’s throat across the ropes, allowing Fallah Bahh to take the momentary advantage. Wilcox and Mayweather connect with a series of devastating double team moves to pick up the victory.
After the match, the Veterans of War talk about their time in the US Military and declare they’re coming for the IMPACT! Wrestling tag team championships!
Swoggle attacks Spud with a hammer for pulling his pants down earlier in the night!
Backstage, Eli Drake is angry that he’s being ignored since the new talent has arrived in IMPACT! Wrestling and says he’s going to do something about it. Tyrus seems unimpressed about the whole situation.

LAX (Santana & Ortiz) w/ Konnan, Homicide & Diamante def. Decay (Abyss & Crazzy Steve) w/ Rosemary in a Street Fight to retain the Impact Tag Team Championships

Abyss attempts to Chokeslam Ortiz through a table but Homicide gets involved to stop it from happening! Santana connects with a steel chair shot to the back of Abyss, followed by a kendo stick strike from Ortiz. Abyss launches Steve off the top rope and he takes out Santana and Ortiz. Abyss follows up with the double Chokeslam. Abyss throws a chair directly into the head of Ortiz. Rosemary goes to spit mist in Ortiz’s face but hits Abyss by accident! Ortiz sends Abyss into a barbed wire board in the corner as Diamante takes out Rosemary! Abyss is propped between two barbed wire boards and Santana launches himself off of Ortiz and into Abyss in the corner! Steve hits Ortiz with a driver and goes for the pin but Konnan pulls the referee out of the ring! Homicide distracts Steve, allowing LAX to send him through a table full of thumbtacks from the top rope. LAX retains the tag team championships!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Impact Wrestling Preview

Impact Wrestling returns tonight on Pop TV starting at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).
Advertised for the show tonight is LAX defending the Impact Tag Team Championships against The Decay in a Street Fight match.
Also scheduled is Moose defending the Impact Grand Championship against Davey Richards. Impact is promoting that NFL stars Gary Barnidge (Cleveland Browns) and DeAngelo Williams (Pittsburgh Steelers) will be at ringside tonight for Moose.

4/26 WWE NXT Report

The NXT intro brings us into a big crowd at Full Sail University, and we go to the ring where we see Nikki Cross sliding in…and then sliding out, going to a microphone at ringside and taunting Ruby (Riot) to “come out and play.”
Ruby makes her way to the ring, and both women slide in at the same time. Ruby wants to know what Nikki wants…and Nikki responds with a charge at Ruby, who takes Nikki down as they come to blows! The fight spills out to the floor, where Nikki throws Ruby into the steel steps as officials come out to break things up. Chaos ensues as Ruby and Nikki continue to go at each other, and Nikki climbs the steel steps to fly right into Ruby onto the ramp! Officials keep the two women apart as the crowd chants “LET THEM FIGHT,” and officials finally get Nikki to the back as we go to commentary discussing what went down.
Commentary hypes Drew McIntyre taking on Andrade “Cien” Almas, as well as the United Kingdom Championship match as Tyler Bate defends against Jack Gallager. We go back to last week, when Hideo Itami returned to NXT to interrupt NXT Champion Bobby Roode, things coming to a head when Itami laid Roode out with a GTS. Backstage, Bobby Roode is asked about what happened and says it was a cowardly attack, and that Itami is gonna have to earn that GLORIOUS opportunity at Roode’s NXT Championship. Back at ringside, Andrade “Cien” Almas makes his way to the ring for the opening match of the night as we go to break.

– AD: NXT: The Future is Now…available now wherever books are sold! & WWE Payback, this Sunday on the WWE Network –
Back from break, Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. The bell rings, and this match is underway!
Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Drew McIntyre
Almas refuses to lock up with McIntyre, choosing to pose instead on the canvas and then on the ropes…to which McIntyre responds with a dropkick that sends him to the outside! McIntyre brings Almas into the ring, but Almas rolls right outside. McIntyre goes right after him, but Almas takes advantage and gets some hard offense in before hitting a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Drew in the corner as Almas drives his boot in, going into the corner looking for the double knees…but stopping in his tracks, and slapping Drew right in the face! Drew is angry now, unleashing hell on Almas in the corner. Drew up on top, hitting an elbow on Almas before lifting him up on his shoulders…Almas gets out, and both men exchange chops before Drew hits a powerslam on Almas. Drew in the corner, hitting a hard big boot on Almas for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Drew McIntyre
We get replays of the match as McIntyre celebrates in the ring. Backstage, William Regal announces Nikki Cross taking on Ruby Riot later tonight. Commentary hypes that and the United Kingdom Championship match between Tyler Bate and Jack Gallagher. Up next, we take a special look at NXT Superstar Roderick Strong!

– AD: 205 Live, immediately following Smackdown Live on the WWE Network! –
Back from the break, we get a look at Roderick Strong. He promises to show he is what he says he is…a champion. We find out more of his life, including a rough childhood and his desire to become a pro wrestler starting at the age of 13. We’ll have more of a look at this up and comer next week on NXT! Back at ringside, Kona Reeves makes his way to the ring for the next match. Out next is Aleister Black, and this match gets underway!
Kona Reeves vs. Aleister Black
Reeves charges at Black, getting an early advantage but Black hits back hard with a flurry of offense bringing Reeves down hard…and then he sits in meditation! He gets back up, bringing Reeves up with his foot before hitting Black Mass for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Aleister Black
We get replays of the match as Black sits in the ring. Backstage, Ruby Riot is asked about her issues with Nikki leading up to their one on one match later tonight. She talks about SAnitY saying they don’t conform, something she could get behind…but they force others to conform, and Nikki will find out that when you push, she pushes back. After this she plans to push on through to the NXT Women’s Championship…so tonight, we start a Riot.

– AD: WWEShop –
Back from break, we try to get a word from Andrade “Cien” Almas but he is headed out with some ladies to party hardy. Back at ringside, Ruby Riot starts heading toward the ring…but is cut off by Nikki Cross, who slams Ruby’s head into the ramp! Nikki continues the attack, taking Ruby to the stage to slam her head onto that and then the ramp. Ruby finally turns things around, though, suplexing Nikki right onto the ramp! The brawl goes on until officials break things up as the crowd chants “LET THEM FIGHT.” Officials have Ruby headed to the back, but she hits one of them before leaping off the stage onto Nikki! Officials literally carry Nikki off to the back to end things, as commentary hypes the United Kingdom Championship match between Tyler Bate and Jack Gallagher. That match is up next!

Backstage, William Regal is with Asuka as he announces a battle royal next week to determine a new #1 Contender for her Women’s Championship. Asuka just scoffs at this, walking off as we go back to ringside for our main event. Jack Gallagher makes his way to the ring first, to a big ovation from the crowd, before Tyler Bate comes out next. We get ring introductions for both men, and this match is underway!
WWE United Kingdom Championship
Tyler Bate (c) vs. “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
Code of Honor adhered to, before Gallagher gets a waist lock on Bate. Exchange of holds leads to Gallagher with a fancy wrist lock on the champion, who quickly reverses into a side headlock that Jack eventually gets out of with a handstand walk. Jack with a full nelson on Tyler, who manages to get out. Jack wrenching the hand and arm of Tyler Bate, before getting the champ on his shoulders for a nearfall. Exchange of holds leads to a nearfall for Jack, before Tyler gets one of his own. Roll through, and both men are at a standoff as we go to a break.
– NXT on tour this June in the UK! –
Back from break, Jack is still in control with a wrist lock before driving his knee into the elbow. Stomp to the elbow finally ends the hold, but Jack goes right back to the wrist, before working the arm hard. Jack gets the champ on his shoulders again, but still only a nearfall. Tyler gets Jack down for a nearfall, but both men end up exchanging attempts before Tyler hits Jack with a hard left hand and a German suplex for a nearfall. Tyler lifts Jack up, but Jack gets a wrist lock that Nigel calls the Jim Breaks Special…but Tyler breaks free, slamming Jack down hard with a suplex for a nearfall. Jack gets to the apron and tries to get a shot in on the champ who hits him with a forearm…but gets head butted when trying to go over the ropes! Jack back in the ring, and Tyler turns right into another headbutt for a nearfall by Jack! Jack picks the champ up, hitting European uppercuts. Back to the wrist now, but Tyler hits a rolling kick followed by the Tyler Driver 97 for the win!
Winner via pinfall and STILL United Kingdom Champion: Tyler Bate
We see other men from the United Kingdom Championship division in the front row as we get replays of the match. Tyler celebrates his win as the show comes to a close.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WWE NXT Preview

Advertised for tonight’s WWE NXT on the WWE Network is Tyler Bate defending the WWE United Kingdom Championship against Jack Gallagher.

Aleister Black will also be in action tonight.

WWE 205 Live Results – 4/25/17

Results courtesy of

WWE 205 Live results, April 25, 2017: Austin Aries sends a message to Neville en route to WWE Payback

On the latest episode of WWE 205 Live, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville dismantled Gentleman Jack Gallagher to send a clear message to his WWE Payback opponent, Austin Aries, only for A-Double to deliver a strong and direct message of his own.

Rich Swann & Akira Tozawa def. Noam Dar & The Brian Kendrick

Two rivalries converged on WWE 205 Live as Rich Swann joined forced with Akira Tozawa to battle their respective nemeses Noam Dar and The Brian Kendrick. As Tozawa continues to teach Kendrick lessons of his own, the rivalry between Swann and Dar intensified last week when Swann – revealing he was sending gifts to Alicia Fox – caught The Scottish Supernova lying to The Foxy Floridian about the origin of the favors.
Before the opening bell sounded, Kendrick and Dar attempted to attack their opponents to gain an advantage. However, Swann and Tozawa turned the tables and removed Kendrick and Dar from the ring, adding an exclamation point with a double dive to the outside. Back in the ring moments later, the match really began.
Although Swann enjoyed an early advantage, Dar and Kendrick displayed fluid and ruthless teamwork, dismantling the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion. The Man with a Plan masterfully prevented Swann from tagging in Tozawa with uncanny veteran awareness, but once The Stamina Monster made it into the ring, he displayed an incredibly agile offense that left his opponents desperate for relief.
Attempting to aid his partner, Kendrick grabbed Tozawa as Dar charged forward. Unfortunately for Kendrick, Tozawa ducked and The Man with a Plan was taken down by The Scottish Supernova, allowing Tozawa to execute a Shining Wizard for the win.
After the match, Tozawa took the opportunity to bestow a new lesson on The Brian Kendrick: Always choose a partner wisely.

Tony Nese def. Mustafa Ali via disqualification

Just before the opening bell rang for the matchup between Mustafa Ali and Tony Nese, Drew Gulak made his way to ringside to join Corey Graves and Tom Phillips on commentary. There, he proceeded to explain his campaign to stop high-flying maneuvers and encourage a more competitive and safe atmosphere. Last week, Gulak’s protest of high-flying distracted Ali and allowed Ariya Daivari to secure victory.
As Gulak pontificated his views on what the Cruiserweight division should be, Ali and Nese engaged in battle of agility, as both Superstars utilized their fast-paced arsenals. However, The Premier Athlete outclasses Ali in one area – pure strength. Using his power effectively, Nese took control of the match, much to the delight of his friend, Gulak.
Displaying his resilience, Ali battled back and relied on quick offensive strikes and high-risk moves to seize the momentum. Seething at what was transpiring in the ring, Gulak pulled Nese to the outside before Ali could execute his patented Inverted 450 Splash.
Although Ali would lose by disqualification, he flew in the face of Gulak’s anti-high-flying campaign by leaping off the top rope to the outside and flattening him.

>Neville def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher

Slated to battle Austin Aries at WWE Payback, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville faced the unorthodox challenge of Gentleman Jack Gallagher on WWE 205 Live. Having squared off before, The King of the Cruiserweights and Gallagher are familiar with one another, a point highlighted by Neville tossing William the Third – the English Superstar’s trusty umbrella – up the entrance ramp.
Although Gallagher defended his umbrella’s honor with a dive through the ropes, the Cruiserweight Champion took control back inside the ring, displaying his unbridled ruthlessness. The King of the Cruiserweights took his time decimating his opponent and denying any offense that Gallagher could muster.
Never one to back down, Gallagher fought back with the WWE Universe behind him and put Neville on the defensive for the first time in the contest. The momentum shifted back and forth until Gallagher used his head as a battering ram to Neville’s sternum and nearly claimed victory.
Gallagher hoped to derail the Cruiserweight Champion with a high-risk move from the top, but Neville wisely struck his opponent in the face, regaining control of the match. With his mercilessness taking over, Neville unleashed a flurry of kicks to the back of Gallagher’s neck in the corner of the ring before claiming victory with The Rings of Saturn.
Determined to send Austin Aries a message, the Cruiserweight Champion attacked his vanquished opponent, moving to once again apply the Rings of Saturn. Fortunately for Gentleman Jack, Aries attacked Neville, executing a Discus Five-arm and applying the Last Chancery to The King of the Cruiserweights.
Will Austin Aries finally dethrone Neville and claim the WWE Cruiserweight Championship? Find out this Sunday at WWE Payback, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

4/25 WWE Smackdown Report

We're live from Des Moines, Iowa with JBL, Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips.
- We go right to the ring and out comes Shinsuke Nakamura to a pop.
Renee Young is in the ring and she thanks Nakamura for granting this interview. Before he can speak the music interrupts and out comes Dolph Ziggler. Most fans boo Ziggler as his music stops. Renee leaves the ring. Fans chant for Nakamura as the two stare each other down. Ziggler mocks the interview and cuts Nakamura off before he can speak. Ziggler says most of us don't know Japanese but he will translate. Ziggler says Nakamura mentioned how his all-time favorite is Ziggler. Ziggler goes on with shenanigans and mocks Nakamura's dance moves. Nakamura isn't impressed. Ziggler says Nakamura must be intimidated because he's in the ring with his hero.
Ziggler says Nakamura isn't who we think he is. His name is actually Michael. He grew up an underprivileged kid in Indiana. Ziggler goes on and makes Nakamura out to be the late Michael Jackson. Ziggler goes on until Nakamura finally snatches the mic. Nakamura says it's his turn now. He asks Ziggler what his problem is. Nakamura pulls the mic on Ziggler this time. Nakamura translates for Ziggler now and says something in Japanese but it's clear he calls Ziggler a jackass. Ziggler drops Nakamura with a cheap shot. Nakamura blocks a superkick and drops Ziggler. Nakamura goes for a Kinshasa but Ziggler rolls out of the ring. Ziggler looks on from the ramp as Nakamura's music hits and he stands tall
- Still to come, Charlotte Flair gets a title shot from Naomi. Also, AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin. They show those two Superstars walking backstage. We go to commercial.

AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin
Back from the break and WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens has joined the announcers for commentary. AJ Styles is out first to a pop. Baron Corbin is out next as Greg Hamilton does the introductions for this rematch from last week.
Back and forth to start. Fans chant for AJ. Corbin fights out of a headlock but AJ kicks him and applies another hold. Corbin ends up launching Styles to the floor with a big kick as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Corbin has AJ grounded in the ring. We see how Corbin dominated during the commercial. Corbin ends up getting a 2 count after a big backbreaker. They go to the corner and AJ avoids a superplex. AJ brings Corbin down and nails a pele kick. Styles makes his comeback and drops Corbin. AJ with the sliding forearm for a 2 count.
More back and forth now. Corbin clubs AJ in the back of the head and sends him down. Corbin runs into boots in the corner. AJ with another shot from the apron. AJ goes to springboard in but Owens comes over running his mouth. AJ kicks him away. AJ is forced to land on his feet when going for the Phenomenal Forearm. Corbin tries to take advantage but AJ rolls him up for the win after blocking a powerbomb.
Winner: AJ Styles
- As soon as the music hits, in comes Owens with an attack. Corbin and Owens double team AJ until the music hits and out comes Sami Zayn to make the save. Owens runs away. Sami unloads on Corbin and sends him into the ring post. Sami knocks Owens off the apron as he tries to come back in. Sami nails a Helluva Kick on Corbin to send him to the floor. Owens runs in and nails Sami from behind. Owens hits the pop-up powerbomb on AJ as fans boo. Owens calls for his title and yells about it being his while standing over the #1 contender. Owens leaves as his music plays.
- Dasha Fuentes is backstage with Charlotte Flair. She talks about dominating RAW and needing a new place to take over. She goes on and says tonight she will prove to Naomi and everyone else what they already know - that she is the greatest WWE Superstar in history.
- Still to come, The Colons vs. American Alpha kicks off tonight's Beat The Clock Challenge. Back to commercial.

Beat The Clock Challenge: American Alpha vs. The Colons
Back from the break and out comes Chad Gable and Jason Jordan for the first match in tonight's Beat The Clock Challenge. Primo and Epico are out next.
Jordan starts off with Epico and they go at it. We see SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos watching backstage. Jordan and Epico with early pin attempts. Gable tags in and gets another 2 count while watching the clock. Gable fights off both opponents. The Colons turn it around after a double team. They also go for several pins on Gable.
Epico keeps control and nails a big clothesline on Gable for a 2 count. Gable tries to make a tag but Epico catches him in a backbreaker for a 2 count. Primo tags in for a double team and another 2 count. Primo with a powerslam and a leg drop for a 2 count. Primo with a submission in the middle of the ring now. Primo with a cheap shot on Jordan. The Colons go for the double team Backstabber but Jordan makes the save. They hit Grand Amplitude out of nowhere on Primo for the win. The time to beat is now 5:17.
Winners: American Alpha
- After the match, Gable and Jordan stand tall in the ring as we go to replays. They celebrate and we see The Usos watching backstage again. Still to come, The Ascension vs. Breezango with a time to beat of 5:17.
- Still to come, Orton vs. Rowan in a No DQ match. Also, Rusev will address the "Superstar Shakeup" and what's next for him. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we get a vignette for The New Day debuting soon.

- The announcers lead us to a video from Rusev, taped earlier today. He says he hasn't wrestled on SmackDown yet because he doesn't like Shane McMahon or Daniel Bryan and doesn't agree with the "Superstar Shakeup" changes. The only way he will come wrestle for them is if they give him a title shot at Money In the Bank on June 18th. Rusev is injured but this was not mentioned.
- Dasha is backstage with Becky Lynch talking about Charlotte Flair. She's interrupted by Tamina Snuka, Natalya, Carmella and James Ellsworth. They try to intimidate her into joining their group.

No DQ Match: Randy Orton vs. Erick Rowan
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion Randy Orton for this non-title No DQ match. The announcers hype "House of Horrors" at Payback this Sunday and Orton hits the corners to pose as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Erick Rowan. The bell rings and they lock up. Rowan takes it to the corner and goes to work. Rowan takes control until Orton kicks him. Orton clotheslines Rowan over the top but he lands on his feet. Rowan pulls Orton to the floor but Orton decks him and gets the upperhand. Rowan fights back and scoops Orton but Orton slides out and shoves him into the ring post. Orton sends Rowan into the barrier and then drops him spine-first over it.
Orton slams Rowan face-first into the announce table a few times. Orton slams Rowan on top of the table now. Rowan turns it around and sends Orton into the steel steps. Rowan brings it back into the ring and splashes Orton in the corner. Rowan with a dropkick and a 2 count. Rowan goes to the floor and brings a kendo stick from under the ring. Rowan smacks Orton with the stick a few times and then runs him over. Rowan with another 2 count. Rowan stands a table up at ringside. He goes back to the ring for Orton and looks to suplex him from the ring through the table. Orton counters but Rowan keeps trying. Orton unloads with shots and drops Rowan over the top. Rowan hangs on. Orton grabs the kendo stick and nails Rowan with it, finally sending him through the table. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rowan has turned it back around. He unloads on Orton in the corner. They go back to the floor and Rowan sends Orton into the announce table. Rusev rolls Orton back into the ring and brings a kendo stick in. Orton kicks him on the apron and hits the second rope draping DDT. Rowan blocks the RKO and drops Orton, then kicks him back out of the ring. Rowan follows and grabs half of the steel steps. Rowan nails Orton in the side of the head with the steps and brings him back into the ring. Rowan rolls Orton in and grabs a steel chair.
Rowan wedges the chair in the corner. Orton ends up blocking the chair and sending Rowan into it, then nailing the RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton

- After the match, we get replays as Orton stands tall with the title. Orton takes the mic and says he doesn't know what a "House of Horrors" match is but he will find out on Sunday. Orton says Bray Wyatt's comments on RAW about this match being Orton's purgatory couldn't be any farther from the truth because the match at Payback will be Wyatt's eternal hell. Orton raises the title but the music hits and out comes #1 contender Jinder Mahal to interrupt. Jinder asks Orton how dare he overlook him and disrespect him. Jinder says Orton shouldn't worry about Wyatt, he should worry about true horror from Jinder. Jinder says he will take the WWE Title. He has more wealth, talent, class and culture than anyone in the arena, including Orton. Fans boo him. Jinder enters the ring now and says Orton disrespects him because he looks different, just like the fans do, because of Orton's arrogance and Orton's lack of tolerance. Jinder says he will take back his respect at Backlash. He will take the glory of the WWE Title back to his people, who he will now address in his language of Punjabi. Jinder speaks in Punjabi as some fans chant for the RKO. Jinder turns to strike Orton but it's blocked. Orton goes for the second rope DDT but The Singh Brothers make the save. They triple team Orton. The former Bollywood Boyz hold Orton for Jinder before he drops him with the Cobra Clutch slam. Jinder grabs the WWE Title and stands tall as fans boo him. Jinder and The Singh Brothers leave together while Jinder still has the title in his hands. Orton recovers.

- Still to come, Charlotte vs. Naomi. Also, Beat The Clock continues. We get another teaser for Lana's debut as we go back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see footage from during the commercial where Jinder and The Singh Brothers drove away in a stretch SUV. Jinder was raising the WWE Title out of the roof.

Beat The Clock Challenge: The Ascension vs. Breezango
We go to the ring and The Ascension waits as Breezango makes their way out. The time to beat here is 5:17.
The bell rings and Viktor immediately nails a corkscrew uppercut on Breeze for a close 2 count. Viktor keeps control and in comes Konnor for a double team and a 2 count as Fandango makes the save.
The Ascension keeps control with pin attempts and tags. Konnor goes down but Viktor tags in. He goes for a splash on Breeze but misses and hits the top turnbuckle. Fandango tags in and knocks Konnor off the apron. He unloads on Viktor but Konnor provides a distraction and Viktor nails a knee to the face for a 2 count. The Ascension with another double team and a 2 count on Fandango. Konnor with yet another pin attempt. Viktor tags back in but Breeze comes in. This leads to Fandango slamming Viktor for the win with 2:36 on the clock.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: Breezango
- After the match, Breeze and Fandango hit the ramp to celebrate.
- Still to come, Charlotte vs. Naomi. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a backstage promo from WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville to hype tonight's 205 Live.
- The announcers lead us to another "House of Horrors" promo for Sunday.
- Renee is backstage with Naomi. She gives props to Charlotte but doesn't like her trash talking about being the greatest. Naomi says she will do her thing like she always does and show & prove why she's the champion. She says Charlotte is about to feel... the... glow.

SmackDown Women's Title Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Naomi
We go right to the ring as SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi comes out for tonight's main event. Naomi hits the ring and we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Charlotte Flair. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton. The bell rings and they lock up. Charlotte takes Naomi down first. Back and forth to start. Naomi drives Charlotte face first into the second turnbuckle. Charlotte turns it around on the apron and brings Naomi to the floor hard. Charlotte stands tall on the floor and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Charlotte has Naomi grounded. Charlotte with more offense and pin attempts. Naomi tries to turn it around but Charlotte cuts her off. Charlotte keeps Naomi down in the corner as the referee warns her. Naomi finally connects with a jawbreaker and stuns Charlotte on the ropes. Naomi with a bunch of kicks now. Charlotte scoops her but it's blocked. Naomi with a hurricanrana and a back elbow. Naomi keeps control and drops Charlotte on her face. Naomi gets fired up and counters with a kick to the face from the apron. Naomi with the sunset flip into a pin but Charlotte rolls through.
Naomi ends up dropping Charlotte into a big kick for a 2 count. More back and forth now. Naomi nails a Rear View for another close 2 count. They trade pin attempts now. Naomi with a kick to the face. Charlotte catches her in mid-air with a counter and a sitdown powerbomb. Naomi kicks out just in time. Charlotte drags Naomi over to the corner and goes to the top. Naomi blocks the big moonsault with knees. Naomi gets up but Carmella hits the ring with Tamina Snuka and Natalya to attack Flair for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Charlotte Flair
- After the bell, Charlotte gets triple teamed. Naomi makes the save but Natalya drops her. They go back to beating on Charlotte. Natalya and Carmella hold her while Tamina superkicks her. Fans boo the trio. James Ellsworth watches from ringside. Tamina holds Charlotte while Carmella superkicks her now. Fans chant for Becky Lynch. Natalya, Tamina, Carmella and Ellsworth pose over Charlotte as fans boo them. Natalya's music hits as we go to replays. SmackDown goes off the air with Naomi and Charlotte recovering while Naomi, Tamina, Carmella and Ellsworth stand together on the stage.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Top Impact Wrestling Star Suffers Knee Injury, Will Undergo Surgery

According to, former TNA Champion Eddie Edwards suffered a knee injury over the weekend during the Impact Wrestling TV tapings in Orlando. Edwards will reportedly be undergoing knee surgery soon.
As a result of the injury, Pro Wrestling Revolver announced today that Edwards was pulled from their May return to Iowa. There is currently no word on how long Edwards will be out of action

WWE Smackdown Live Preview

WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight from Des Moines, Iowa.
The following has been announced for tonight’s live show:
* Shinsuke Nakamura kicks off the show.
* No DQ: WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Erick Rowan.
* Smackdown Women’s Title: Naomi (c) vs. Charlotte Flair.
* Return Match: AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin.
* Beat the Clock Challenge: No. 1 Contendership for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships featuring American Alpha, The Colons, Breezango and The Ascension.

Updated WWE Payback PPV has officially announced a new segment and a new match for the WWE Payback Kickoff Show this Sunday night in San Jose live on the WWE Network.
This includes a MizTV segment with Finn Balor and a tag team match featuring Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson on the Kickoff.
Here is the updated card for WWE Payback this Sunday night.
House of Horrors Match
WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
WWE United States Championship Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Chris Jericho
WWE RAW Tag Team Championships Match
The Hardy Boyz (c’s) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries
WWE RAW Women’s Championship
Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
Kickoff Show:* MizTV with special guest Finn Balor
* Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

4.24 WWE Raw Report

Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a look back at Braun Strowman destroying Roman Reigns two weeks ago. We also see the destruction Braun caused last week until Big Show stopped him, then their ring implosion in the main event. We cut to the RAW opening video.
- We're live from Kansas City as the pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to the Sprint Center. He's joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. A Dumpster Match with Kalisto vs. Braun Strowman will take place later tonight.
- We go right to the ring and out comes Chris Jericho to a pop.
Fans chant "Y2J" as Jericho hits the ring for a "monumental edition" of The Highlight Reel. Jericho says this is the last Highlight Reel we will ever see on RAW. Fans boo. Jericho says he's going to beat his former best friend and current muttonhead for the WWE United States Title. Fans cheer. Then he's headed over to SmackDown. Jericho says his fans always support him and stay behind him, whether it's RAW, SmackDown or Southpaw Regional Wrestling. He gets another pop for The Friends of Jericho line.
Jericho says he needed a super sexy beast of a guest for tonight's final Highlight Reel on RAW. That guest is... Chris Jericho. Jericho starts ripping into Owens and says the Face of America doesn't work for him but the Hemorrhoid of America does. Jericho goes on until the music interripts and out comes The Miz with Maryse. Miz says RAW is no longer Jericho and hasn't been since they arrived. He enters the ring and a "you suck" chant breaks out. Miz knocks Kansas City and says RAW is now all about the "It Couple" of WWE. Jericho says they better watch... It. Miz announces that The Highlight Reel has officially been canceled but will be replaced by MizTV. More boos from the crowd. Miz calls for crew members to change the set over to the MizTV set.
Miz goes to welcome us to MizTV but the music interrupts and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose to a pop. Ambrose agrees with Jericho, Miz is a stupid idiot. A "stupid idiot" chant tries to get going now. Miz says Jericho never said that. Jericho says he was thinking it. Ambrose is sure no one in Kansas City wants to see another episode of MizTV. Fans cheer. Ambrose has crew members to change the set over to The Ambrose Asylum now. Ambrose welcomes us. He introduces his guest, Jericho and because they're already here, Miz and Maryse. Ambrose says he's rooting for Jericho this Sunday, even if it means he's going to SmackDown. Ambrose says they've had their differences in the past and went to war but he believes in the power of forgiveness. Ambrose recalls destroying the Jericho light-up jacket. Jericho says he still owes him $15,000 for that. Dean doesn't gave $15,000 because it was a rough week at the blackjack table but he does have a gift for Jericho. Jericho opens it up and it's a jacket with Christmas lights attached to it. Jericho likes it. Ambrose calls it the new Jacket of Jericho and warns him not to put it in the washing machine. Dean says there's just one thing for Jericho to do now... try it on, maaaan. Miz interrupts them. He says "no" several times but the crowd responds with a "yes!" chant. Miz disses the jacket. Jericho puts it on to a pop.
Miz rips into Ambrose for how he devalues the Intercontinental Title every day he holds it. Miz says it's he who should be getting gifts from other Superstars. Ambrose interrupts and says he does have a gift for Miz... a kick and a Dirty Deeds. Ambrose walks away after dropping Miz. Jericho asks Maryse if she knows what happens when you marry a stupid idiot like The Miz. Maryse makes The List to a pop. Jericho's music hits as Miz and Maryse head to the floor. Jericho makes his exit.
- We see RAW Tag Team Champions The Hardys walking backstage. We go to commercial.

Sheamus vs. Matt Hardy
Back from the break and out comes Sheamus with Cesaro. RAW Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy is out next with brother Jeff Hardy to a pop.
They lock up and Hardy goes for a quick roll up. They lock up again and Sheamus elbows Matt off his back. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle before more back and forth. Matt with a neckbreaker and a leg drop. Matt drops two more legs for a 2 count.
Sheamus counters and scoops Hardy but he slides out. Sheamus with a kick. Sheamus goes for the forearms on the apron but Matt fights him off. Matt gets riled up with a little bit of "Broken" action and the crowd pops. Matt ends up dropping Sheamus on the apron with the Side Effect. We go to commercial with both Superstars down on the floor.
Back from the break and Sheamus has Matt down in the ring. Sheamus with a running thrust in the corner. Sheamus goes for the forearms on the apron again and gets them as fans count along. Sheamus sends Matt to the mat and goes up top. Sheamus comes off the top with a shot to the face for a 2 count.
Matt counters White Noise. Sheamus charges but Matt moves and he hits the ring post. Matt with a tornado DDT from the second rope. Matt blocks shots and fires back. Matt slams Sheamus' head into the turnbuckle and gets a pop after another "Broken" taunt. Matt keeps control and hits a running bulldog. Matt goes to the second rope for an elbow drop and a close 2 count. Matt waits for Sheamus to get up now. He gets the "Delete!" chants going. Sheamus blocks a Twist of Fate and nails a solid knee to the face, sending Matt to the floor. Matt blocks an attack and kicks Sheamus. Sheamus with the rolling senton on the floor.
Jeff checks on Matt but Sheamus knocks him away. Sheamus brings it back into the ring. Jeff gets on the apron to argue with him. Cesaro pulls Jeff off the apron and they face off. This leads to Matt hitting the Twist of Fate for the win.
Winner: Matt Hardy
- After the match, The Hardys celebrate as Cesaro comes in to check on his partner. Cesaro argues with Matt and Jeff, blaming the loss on Jeff. Sheamus gets up and tells Cesaro to calm down. Sheamus extends his hand to Matt but the crowd is skeptical. Cesaro also extends his hand. There's a "no!" chant starting up. The two teams end up shaking hands as The Hardys' music hits. Cesaro and Sheamus leave while The Hardys pose.
- RAW General Manager Kurt Angle is backstage on the phone with someone talking about tonight's Dumpster Match. He says he's going to talk with Kalisto to see if he even wants to do the match still. Someone pulls the plug on Angle's call. He turns around and it's The Miz with Maryse. He's upset about standing outside of Angle's door for a whole 2 minutes and upset about what happened earlier. Angle says we solve our problems in the ring now. He tells Miz to find a partner to face Ambrose and Jericho later tonight. Miz walks off and Maryse says something in French to Angle. "Right back at you," he says.

Neville and TJ Perkins vs. Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher
Back from the break and out first comes WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville. His partner TJ Perkins is out next. Jack Gallagher is out first for his team, followed by Austin Aries.
Both teams start brawling before the bell can ring. Aries and Gallagher send their opponents over the top rope. They stand tall in the corners as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and the match is underway as Neville is in control of Gallagher. Perkins tags in and they double team Gallagher. Gallagher turns it around on Perkins and sends him into the corner. Aries gets the hot tag and unloads on both opponents. Aries springboard sin on Aries and decks Perkins on the apron again. Neville charges but gets sent flying to the floor. Aries also sends Perkins to the floor, then nails the suicide dive on both. Aries brings Perkins back into the ring for a 2 count. He goes right into Last Chancery but Neville breaks it up.
Gallagher nails Neville with forearms to the face and then an uppercut. Gallagher runs into kicks from Neville. They collide and Gallagher drops him with a headbutt. Gallagher catches a kick from Perkins, allowing Aries to deck Perkins and hit the discus five-arm for the win.
Winners: Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher
- After the match, Aries and Gallagher stand tall as we go to replays. Neville retreats to the ramp and taunts Aries.
- Still to come, the Dumpster Match. Back to commercial.

Dumpster Match: Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto
Back from the break and there's a dumpster sitting at ringside. JoJo goes over the rules as the music hits and out comes Braun Strowman. The only way to win is to put your opponent in the dumpster.
Fans chant for Braun as he takes a mic. He says he considers everyone in the arena nothing but trash, so when he stuffs Kalisto in the dumpster it's like stuffing each and every fan in there with him, especially Roman Reigns. Braun's music hits and we go backstage to Kalisto talking to Angle. Kalisto is passionate about still wanting the match after being disrespected last week. He makes his way to the ring with a new theme song.
Kalisto uses his quickness to get in a few shots but it does nothing to Braun. Braun gets upset after taking a kick to the face. He grabs Kalisto and yells about Kalisto thinking he can challenge him. He sends Kalisto to the apron in front of the dumpster. Kalisto fights back and springboards in with a missile dropkick. Kalisto counters an attempt and nails a jawbreaker to stagger Braun.
Kalisto goes to the top but Braun catches him in mid-air and launches him across the ring like a dart. Braun with a splash in the corner. Braun grabs Kalisto and points at the dumpster. Kalisto hangs on and tries to bring Braun down over the top with him. Braun powers up and slams Kalisto back into the ring. Graves can't believe Kalisto almost had Braun in the dumpster. Braun with a running kick to the gut. Braun puts a knee to the back of the skull in the corner now. Braun runs and crushes Kalisto in the corner again. Braun clubs Kalisto in the chest and knocks him back to the mat. Braun beats on Kalisto some more now.
Braun tosses Kalisto over the top but he hangs on again. Braun clubs him down flat on the apron. Braun picks Kalisto up and presses him high. Kalisto slides out and falls into the ring. Braun picks him u from the apron. Kalisto kicks Braun's legs out and Braun falls into the dumpster, still standing.
Winner: Kalisto
- After the bell, Braun just stands there in the dumpster fuming. He enters the ring and boots Kalisto in the face, then slams him hard with one arm. And again. Braun continues the assault and sends Kalisto through the ropes to the floor. We get "we want Roman, Roman sucks" dueling chants for Roman Reigns. Braun launches Kalisto into the barrier now. Braun picks Kalisto up onto his shoulder and drops him in the dumpster. Braun closes the lid as fans boo. Braun wheels the dumpster to the top of the ramp now. Officials come out to warn Braun now. He teases running them over with the dumpster. Braun takes the strap and ratchets the lid closed on Kalisto. Braun takes his time but ends up pushing the dumpster off a short ledge, tipping it on its side. Officials rush to check on Kalisto as Braun stands tall and we go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see what just happened to Kalisto. Officials and paramedics are loading Kalisto up onto a stretcher. The announcers play up the seriousness of the situation. Kalisto is loaded into an ambulance and taken to a local medical facility. Cole leads us to a video on Roman Reigns.

- We also get a video package on Bray Wyatt with words from Wyatt to hype the "House of Horrors" match against WWE Champion Randy Orton on Sunday.

Alicia Fox vs. Dana Brooke
Back from the break and both Superstars are out. Back and forth to start. Emma makes her way down to ringside to watch.
Dana makes a comeback and unloads on Alicia. Dana slams Alicia but gets kicked back. Alicia misses the scissors kick. Dana scoops her on her shoulders and slams her in a modified Michinoku Driver for the win as Emma looks on.
Winner: Dana Brooke
- After the match, Dana stands tall as her music hits. Emma comes in and appears to be impressed. Emma hugs her and walks out of the ring.
- The announcers hype Sunday's Payback pay-per-view and the WWE Network.
- Charly Caruso is backstage with Samoa Joe, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. She asks about their match against Seth Rollins, Enzo Amore and Big Cass tonight but they're all confident about beating up nerds. Joe says he will break Rollins at Payback, if he makes it to Payback. Joe says he only took out one of Rollins' ligaments the first time they met but maybe he comes for the rest tonight. They all "too sweet" before we go to commercial.

Samoa Joe, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Seth Rollins, Enzo Amore and Big Cass
Back from the break and out comes Enzo Amore and Big Cass. They cut promos until Cass suddenly disappears into the crowd and Enzo is attacked by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson from the crowd. We see that it was Samoa Joe who pulled Cass into the crowd. They drop Enzo with a Magic Killer on the floor. The music hits and out comes Seth Rollins to make the save. Rollins goes at it with Joe as Cass recovers. The heels retreat as Cass, Rollins and officials check on Enzo. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kurt Angle is out with a mic. He says Enzo is unable to compete but he has a new partner for Cass and Rollins. The music hits and out comes Finn Balor to a big pop.

Balor runs to the ring when he sees Cass and Rollins getting triple teamed. We get the bell and it's Cass starting off with Gallows. Cass takes control and hits a big splash. Cass with a fall-away slam. Rollins tags in and comes off the top with a big right hand as Cass holds Gallows. Balor tag sin and unloads on Gallows. Balor drops Gallows with a dropkick. Gallows turns it around on Balor and tags in Anderson. Fans chant for Balor as he rolls through and dropkicks Anderson in the face. Balor with a shot to Gallows on the apron. Anderson backs Balor into the corner and in comes Joe. Joe unloads and drops Balor in the corner with a kick to the head.
Joe with more offense to Balor as he backs him in the corner again. Anderson tags in and unloads on Balor in the corner as the referee warns him. Anderson keeps Balor grounded with an armbar now. Anderson slams Balor for another 2 count. Gallows tags back in and drops big shots on Balor in the corner. Gallows keeps Balor grounded now. Gallows runs into boots in the corner but catches Balor with a side slam. Gallows poses before kicking Cass off the apron. Gallows misses a leg drop as Balor moves out of the way.
Anderson and Rollins tag in at the same time. Rollins with a Blockbuster from the top. Rollins keeps control and hits a Slingblade. Anderson slides out of a suplex. Gallows holds Rollins but he takes them both down. Cass comes flying over with a big boot to send Gallows out. Rollins and Joe stare each other down. Anderson gets sent out onto Joe by Rollins. Rollins runs and nails a dive next. Rollins brings Anderson back in but Joe beats on Rollins from the floor. Balor comes out of nowhere with a dropkick on Joe on the floor. Rollins comes in with a flying clothesline on Anderson. Rollins goes for a Pedigree in the middle of the ring but changes his mind. He nails a big knee to the face instead and covers Anderson for the win.
Winners: Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Big Cass
- After the match, the winners stand tall as Joe stares them down from the floor. We go to replays. We come back to the babyfaces celebrating.
- The Miz is backstage looking for a partner but Cesaro and Sheamus aren't interested.
- We see Alexa Bliss walking backstage. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and out comes Alexa Bliss as Cole hypes her title shot on Sunday. Bliss takes the mic and says every week the Superstars come out and talk about who they like, who they dislike, who they want to fight, possibly becoming champion. Other Superstars come out and talk about how this is their childhood dream, sunshine and rainbows. Bliss apologizes and says she legit thought she was going to vomit talking about that. She gets the "what?!" treatment and calls them out. She says she came to RAW to win, not to talk, which is why she will become the new RAW Women's Champion on Sunday. The music interrupts and out comes Bayley.
Bayley admits Bliss wasted no time in proving how good she is. She was sitting int he back and knows Bliss was making fun of her. She says Bliss has always been the type to say it behind your back and not to your face. Bayley says she's not just all talk, every day she works her butt off for this dream and to hold onto this title. Because she knows there are other Superstars trying to take it from her. Bayley says she will fight with every ounce of energy she has to walk out of her hometown with the title at Payback. Bliss loves the fact that Payback is in Bayley's hometown. Bliss is excited about beating Bayley down, taking her title and humiliating her in front of her father. They have more words until the music hits and out comes Sasha Banks to interrupt.
Bliss jokes that this is part 3000 of the Sasha - Bayley sideshow. Bliss asks if Sasha puts little love letters in Bayley's lunchbox. Sasha calls her a troll doll wannabe. Sasha goes on and says she came out to shut Bliss up tonight. Bliss says that's not going to happen and she's going to talk to Kurt Angle to have the match nixed because she has a more important match on Sunday and Sasha has become unhinged. Bliss says she doesn't feel safe in the ring with Sasha right now. Sasha drops Bliss and sends her to the floor. We go to commercial.

Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss
Back from the break and the match is underway as Bayley joins the announcers. Back and forth to start.
Bliss misses double knees after getting some offense in. Sasha goes to work and unloads on her. Sasha catches a kick and knees Bliss in the face. Sasha goes on and covers for a 2 count. Bliss avoids the Banks Statement and gets to the bottom rope.
Bliss goes to the floor for a breather as the referee counts. Bliss backs up the ramp as Sasha talks trash. Bliss gets herself counted out.
Winner by Count Out: Sasha Banks
- After the bell, Bayley comes from behind and tries to take Bliss back to the ring. Bliss breaks free and runs to the back. Bayley comes walking out but Bliss attacks her from behind and leaves her laying.

- Jericho and Ambrose are backstage. Ambrose hopes they can move on and hopes the new jacket he gave Jericho will get him off The List. Jericho says no one ever leaves The List and Ambrose still owes him $15,000. Jericho reminds him of the 69 thumbtacks he had to remove from his back after The Ambrose Asylum match they had. Jericho really likes the jacket though. He ends up taking Ambrose off The List. Ambrose gets pumped up for their match and walks off. Jericho adds him back to The List and we go to commercial.

- Charly is backstage with Heath Slater and Curtis Axel to promote WWE Studios' "The Marine 5: Battleground" coming out this week. Co-stars The Miz and Maryse are in as Miz hopes someone will be his partner. They turn him down and he's not happy. Rhyno is also there with a plate of food. The segment ends with a man bringing a letter to Miz. He's now all smiles as he has an "awesome" partner for later tonight.

Curt Hawkins vs. Apollo Crews
We go to the ring for another open challenge from Curt Hawkins. He wonders who he will give a main event push to this week. The music hits and out comes Apollo Crews.
Crews dominates most of the match. He gets the win with the sitout powerbomb.
Winner: Apollo Crews
- After the match, Crews stands tall as we get replays. Titus 'Neil enters the ring and gets hype with Crews and raises his arms. Crews doesn't seem so sure about Titus. Titus takes a selfie with Crews for The Titus Brand and tells him he's on his way to success.
- Back from a break and we see what happened in the Dumpster Match earlier. Cole says Kalisto suffered hip and cervical trauma.
- Cole shows us highlights from Roman Reigns' WWE website interview with comments on Payback and his brother Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i passing away last week. We get a video package on Reigns vs. Strowman at Payback.
- We go backstage to Austin Aries proposing a match for this week's 205 Live to Kurt Angle. No word on what the match is but Angle says he will get back to Aries.

- Angle walks up on The Miz and Maryse. He says his partner reached out to him and when we see who it is, we'll feel real sorry for his opponents. "The Drifter" Elias Samson appears in the background playing his guitar. Angle says that's an interesting choice for a partner. Miz says it's not Samson, he doesn't even know who he is. Angle wishes Miz good luck and says he will need it, then walks off. Miz says he won't need it. Back to commercial.
Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz and
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. His partner Chris Jericho is out next with the new Christmas light jacket. The Miz is out first for his team with Maryse. Miz says his partner has a flair for dramatics but he is a big star and these two are in big trouble. Miz tells everyone to rise for his tag team partner... no one appears. His tag team partner... no one appears. Miz says his partner is late so they'll have to postpone this match. Now it's canceled. He's going to the back to see what's going on. The music hits and out comes Angle to a "you suck!" chant.
Angle says whether Miz found a partner or not, the match is still on and it starts right now. Oh it's true, it's damn true. Angle's music hits again and he makes exit as Miz looks on. Miz turns around to chops from Jericho as the handicap match begins. Jericho and Ambrose double team Miz. Ambrose with the running bulldog. They send Miz to the floor and stand tall as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Jericho keeps up the assault on Miz. Jericho with a suplex and an elbow. Jericho with some showing off before tagging in Ambrose. Ambrose comes off the top with the elbow as a "stupid idiot" chant starts. Maryse looks on as Miz begs Ambrose from his knees. Maryse ends up providing a distraction on the floor, allowing Miz to take control of Ambrose and send him into the barrier. Miz rams Ambrose into the apron and brings him back in the ring. Miz with a running boot to the head for a 2 count.
Ambrose and Miz go at it now. Miz with the backbreaker - neckbreaker combo for a 2 count. Miz with the "yes!" kicks to mock Daniel Bryan now. Miz misses a kick and Ambrose rolls him up for 2. Ambrose with a big clothesline. Maryse cheers on Miz. Ambrose tags in Jericho and he unloads on Miz. Jericho hits the Lionsault for a big pop. Miz goes to walk out but Ambrose tackles him on the ramp. Ambrose brings the fight to the announce table and the announcers scatter.

Ambrose takes apart the table and brings Miz on top of it. The Wyatt Family graphic flashes and the lights go out. They come back on and it's Bray Wyatt on top of the table with Ambrose. Miz is nowhere to be seen. Wyatt knocks Ambrose off the table and over to the stage. Wyatt grabs Ambrose and drops him into the LED board with a Sister Abigail. Jericho runs up to attack Wyatt but Miz makes the save. They double team Jericho now. Wyatt yells at Miz to take it to the ring. They beat Jericho down the ramp and to the ring. Wyatt ends up hitting Sister Abigail on Jericho in the middle of the ring. Wyatt turns upside down in the corner and stands tall. Wyatt drags Jericho to the center of the ring and poses over him. Miz comes over and raises his arm with Wyatt. Wyatt drops Miz with Sister Abigail. Wyatt poses over Miz and tells us to follow the buzzards as RAW goes off the air.