Guest this past week with great friend Ralphy Villar.
We discuss SummerSlam etc.
Above is link.
Guest this past week with great friend Ralphy Villar.
We discuss SummerSlam etc.
Above is link.
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WWE Raw Results (7/11/2016)
Monday, July 11th, 2016
From Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello one and all! Welcome back to Monday Night Raw here on Wrestling News World! I hope everyone is enjoying the website redesign, I know I’m loving it! For the cool kids in the crowd I hope everyone is enjoying Pokemon GO! For those who haven’t heard Brock Lesnar won his fight at UFC 200 by unanimous decision. Big congrats to Brock on that. So now our next big stop is the WWE Draft!
Question of the Week: How do you think Brock winning his UFC match affects his booking in WWE? Would it have been different if he lost?
WWE Raw Results
Raw is kicking off with the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal
Miz cuts a heel promo before the match starts off to remind everyone he’s awesome.
It’s chaos to start with brawling everywhere! Aiden English is the first to get eliminated. Connor of the Ascension gets thrown out next. Darren Young is actually wrestling in this match and Bob Backlund is at ringside to support them. Curtis Axel gets eliminated by a team effort from The Dudley Boyz. The Usos try and eliminate the Dudleys. R-Truth is eliminated and Victor is eliminated by Baron Corbin! Jey Usos tries to throw out Jimmy Uso, but Jimmy hangs on. It’s still nothing but love as Jey laughed it off. We head to break.
We return from break and Simon Gotch and Jey Uso were eliminated while we were away. Corbin and Ziggler are going at it. Goldust is thrown out by Alberto Del Rio. Bo Dallas is thrown out by Apollo Crews. Corbin pushes Jimmy Uso off the top rope and then Swagger is thrown out. Bubba Ray gets double teamed by Darren Young and Baron Cobin and then eliminated. Corbin then hits Young with the Deep Six. Del Rio takes out Corbin and Crews. Ziggler hits the fameasser on Del Rio. Ziggler throws ADR over the rope but he hangs on. Del Rio attacks the arm of Ziggler. Del Rio jumps at Ziggler and misses, going through the second rope. Ziggler kicks him off the side, thinking he was eliminated. Corbin throws Ziggler face first onto the turnbuckle. Del Rio back in hits a Pero kick on Crews. Del Rio charges at Crews and gets flipped over the ropes and eliminated! Ziggler clotheslines Corbin and both go over the top rope but land on the apron! Ziggler gets back in the ring but Corbin is still on the outside. Ziggler gets grabbed and thrown over the ropes by Corbin! Crews is right on Corbin but as he attacked they both threw each other over the top rope! That means we have a winner!
Winner and #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship: Darren Young
We see a promo for the New Day at the Wyatt compound, we’ll see it later tonight.
Steph and Shane are bickering backstage in their office. Steph asks why Vince is coming and Shane pretty much calls her stupid. Seth walks in and says they should put their best face forward, his! He says he has exclusive footage of Roman Reigns that will be a big deal. Shane says it’ll be great for the Ambrose Asylum, but Seth doesn’t want to be on that show. He thinks tonight should be the first ever…Rollins Report! Steph says she likes the sound of that! It’s on!
Zack Ryder confronts Rusev backstage. He says Rusev told him he needs to confront him face to face if he wants a match so that’s what he’s doing. Sheamus attacks Ryder from behind and tells Ryder he already has a match schedule, against Sheamus.
Sheamus vs. Zack Ryder
Ryder takes down Sheamus and is all right hands. Zack clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring. Sheamus throws Ryder into the barricade and then back into the ring. Zack hits a swinging baseball kick. Zack throws Sheamus in the ring and Sheamus tells him to relax and calm down. Ryder kicks him and then hits a series of forearms in the corner. Brooski boot gets interrupted when Sheamus hits a wicked clothesline. Sheamus misses with a tackle in the corner and hits the steel post which Ryder immediately follows up with a Broski boot! Sheamus hits a Broski Boot out of no where to pick up the win.
Rusev comes out to attack Ryder but Zack is up and fighting! Rusev hits a big bick and locks Zack in the Accolade! Rusev screams that he accepts Ryder’s challenge for the United States Championship.
Breezedango vs. Lucha Dragons
Fandango and Sin Cara start and Fandango gets a good arm drag and then locks in a headlock. Sin Cara with a shoulder tackle. Hurricarana by Sin Cara and a tag to Tyler Breeze. Breeze flips Cara over the top rope but Cara hangs on and hits a big kick. Breeze slides out of danger and hits a kick of his own and tagging Fandango. Fandango beats down Sin Cara and tags Breeze. Breeze stomps away at Fandango and makes a tag back to Fandango. Headlock on Sin Cara who manages to fight out only to get shoved back in the Breezedango corner. Sin Cara with a springboard Moonsault to take out Fandango. Tag in both corners. Kalisto botches big on the second rope. Breeze covers and throws Kalisto into the ropes where he hits a springboard crossbody and then a huge spinning kick on Breeze then Fandango. Cara takes out Fandango to the outside. Breeze hits a nasty kick on Kalisto who is on the middle turnbuckle and then turns it into a nice powerbomb roll up combination for the win.
The Rollins Report
Rollins- Oh boy oh boy, I hope you guys are ready because I have a scoop for you! Take a hike Anderson Cooper and John Stewart, stay retired my friend. The newest, hottest investigator is here and his name is Seth Freaking Rollins. I have exclusive footage of a 1 on 1 sitdown interview with myself and Roman Reigns where I have the guts to ask the hard hitting questions no one else does. Detroit are you ready for this?! It’s going to blow your mind! You guys want it, you guys asked for it! Here it is! The Rollins Report!
Rollins- Thanks for agreeing to do this.
Roman (it’s clearly footage from another interview)- I’ve waiting for this for a long time.
Rollins- Let’s get right down to it, are you disappointed the WWE Universe knows who you are now? A lying, cheating loser?
Roman- Not at all, I didn’t get into this business with camouflage. I came in with my family, to be first place. I’m not trying to be second place.
Rollins- That’s unbelievable, I thought you’d be embarrassed but you seem proud of what you did.
Roman- Yeah…I did it! I went all the way and it is what it is.
Rollins- Wow so brazen, do you really think you should still be in the triple threat at Battleground.
Rollins- Me either, would you do it all again.
Roman- As long as their is breath in my lungs in the morning, I’ll keep going.
Rollins- Wow you really are a monster aren’t you? Now that you’ve ruined your career I only have one question left for you. How do feel about your brother Dean Ambrose as WWE Champion.
Roman- The majority of me wants to just puke.
Rollins- Finally something we can agree on, thank you for your time and illuminating interview.
Back in the ring Seth- There you have it straight from the horses mouth! We need to take Roman OUT of the match at Battleground!
Dean Ambrose’s music hits and he makes his way out to the ring.
Dean- That was good! I’m glad you finally decided to pull that giant stick out of your butt and have some fun.
Rollins- That’s a joke to you, you know what’s a joke to me? Your championship reign. You stole that title from me, that is my life! You know why you did it? Because you’re a coward and you can’t beat me for it 1 on 1. You tried to take that title from me 1 on 1 last year, you couldn’t do it. No one could! You’re afraid and now you won’t give me the 1 on 1 rematch. You want to stick to the triple threat where you guys can gang up on me and then you can steal it from Roman. The triple threat won’t be about you, me, and Roman. It’ll be about who the best is, who the best member of the Shield is. I was the best during the Shield, I was the best after the Shield, and I’m going to prove it. Your little fairytale is about to end. I’m going to take back the title you stole at Money in the Bank, you got that!?
Dean- I like to have fun. I like to come out here and have a good time. You’re damn right, I’m the WWE Champion, I’m on top of the world! I’ve proved a long time ago that I’m no throwaway, I’m not a utility player. No matter how many guys get suspended or chase fantasies in other sports, when the dust settles I’m the backbone of this company. I’m the king of this company and it’s been that way for a long time and now the whole world knows it. So yeah, it’s FUN! Now, Seth you’ve known me for a long time, you know exactly what kind of person I am. You know how many buckets of blood I’ve given, how many miles of crap I’ve crawled through to get here. So the question is, knowing what I’ve been through to get this, what do you think I’ll do to keep it? (Seth looks scared.) So neither you nor Roman Reigns or John Cena, Vince McMahon or God himself can take this from me unless it’s out of my cold dead hands. So you think a 1 on 1 match will change that? No! You come out here talking about what you deserve and what you’re owed, you disgust me! You want a 1 on 1 match for the title, I say any time any place!
Seth- 1 on 1 for the WWE Championship?! I say Detroit is as good a place as any! But nah, we do this on my time! Next week!
We come back from commercial and get word that Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship WILL happen next week on Raw!
Sami Zayn is at commentary for Kevin Owens match. KO doesn’t come out. He is shown backstage and says this is an unsafe work environment and he won’t wrestle until Sami is removed from ringside. Steph walks up and tells the refs to remove Sami Zayn. The refs go out and Sami says this is ridiculous because he got clearance from Shane. He decides to get up and leave. As he’s walking away Owens comes down the ramp and the two throw hands at each other. The refs pull them apart and KO continues to the ring.
A limo pulls up and it’s Vince McMahon! Renee catches up with him and asks why he’s here tonight. He says he is going to name COO of Smackdown Live! In fact, its bigger than COO, it’ll be a commissioner of Smackdown! He’s going to do it live tonight. When Renee asks if Shane and Steph know of his choice he tells her he hasn’t told anyone, in fact he might change his mind on his way to the ring.
Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
Owens immediately hides in the ropes so Cesaro can’t attack. KO locks in a headlock but Cesaro fights out of it and picks Owens up straight from the mat and hits a gutwrench suplex. Headlock from Cesaro, Owens fights it off and puts a headlock on of his own. Shoulder tackle from KO, but a hurricarana from Cesaro! Owens makes it to the ropes before Owens got caught in the ring. Owens rolls out of the ring but Cesaro hits a flip off the apron. Cesaro goes for a running uppercut but KO sidesteps it and sends Cesaro into the apron. Kevin breaks the 10 count and goes after Cesaro, rolling him back in the ring. Running senton from Owens. Cesaro with some strong shots but KO hits a knee to the gut. Cesaro blocks a suplex and hits one of his own. Running Uppercut from Cesaro and he can’t get the Uppercut train going because KO blocks it. KO knocks Cesaro off the apron and sends him into the barricade! We head to break.
We return and KO has a headlock in Cesaro, and then hits a WICKED neckbreaker! Clothesline from KO and then goes for the cannonball but Cesaro just moves out of the way! Cesaro with just a barrage of uppercuts! 2 count! Owens holds on to the top rope and then uses the ref distraction to hit a thumb to the eye of Cesaro. KO goes for the Pop Up Powerbomb but Cesaro leaps over Owens and hits a springboard spinning uppercut. KO rolls out but Cesaro slides out, grabs JBL’s hat, and does a huge running uppercut. Back in the ring KO goes for a tornado DDT but Cesaro stops it with pure strength. Cesaro goes for a superplex but Owens slides out and under. KO gets Cesaro on his shoulders and hits a reverse F5 for the win!
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match Owens goes to the commentary table and says lots of guys are trying to be the best, but he doesn’t even try and he is the best in the ring, on commentary–Sami Zayn flies over the barricade and attacks Owens. Owens runs into the ring to get out of the way but he runs right into the swing from Cesaro.
Titus O’Neil vs. Heath Slater w/Social Outcasts
Slater hits a big chop but it just pisses Titus off. Titus hits a chop of his own and it’s nasty. Then another. Titus throws Heath across the ring. Heath gets his feet up just in time to knock down Titus as he charged. Heath stomps away at Titus. Heath calls for the Bo Train but he turns into a big kick from Titus. Heath tries a DDT and Titus just throws him across the ring. A WICKED clothesline from Titus to Heath. Heath tries a crossbody and gets caught and then dropped onto Titus’ knee. Clash of the Titus to finish the match off.
Winner: Titus O’Neil
We see footage of New Day arriving at the Wyatt compound. It’s a total rip off of Final Deletion, only better production value. They are fighting in a field with tons of quick cut camera angles. Bray swings an axe at Woods, when Woods ducks Bray slams Xavier’s head against a tree several times and then carries his body off. He drops the body in front of Kofi and Big E. The get blindsided by Rowan and then beaten onto a truck. Woods comes out of no where with a trash can lid. The New Day actually manages to take control when lights everywhere begin to light up. There are dozens of men in Wyatt masks holding up lanterns. That’s the end.
Gallows and Anderson w/ AJ Styles vs. Enzo and Cass
Enzo- My name is Enzo Amore and I am a certified G and a bonafide stud and you can’t teach that! And this right here! This is Big Cass and he’s 7 feet tall! And you can’t teach that! Bada Boom realist guys in the room! How you doin!
Cass- Everyone is gunning for John Cena’s spot. I am, Enzo is, and you are. The difference is if we’re going to take his spot, if we’re going to knock him off the mountain he’s been on for over a decade, we’re going to earn it. You guys come out and “beat up John Cena.” You use the numbers 3 on 1.
Enzo- Know what it sounds like to me Cass?
Enzo- Chicken tenders!
Cass- So after John Cena, who do you go after next? Only a matter of time until you try to knock out me and Enzo. You’re going to try to take food off our tables? Nah nah nah nah. So we decided to step up and join the fight.
AJ- Real cute story. Like I said earlier, John Cena isn’t here tonight. You know why? Cause he don’t care about you! So this is my final warning, turn and walk away. Once you step in here, they are going drop you where you stand!
Enzo- Walk away, the only place we are walking is into that ring right now.
Cass- We will prove that there is only one word to describe you and we’re gonna spell it out for you! S-A-W-F-T! SAWWFFTTT!!!
We return from break and Enzo and Anderson are fighting. Anderson puts Enzo in the corner and whips him but Enzo can reverse and tries a pin for 2. Enzo with a headlock takedown. Tag to Gallows who hammers down Enzo. Tag to Anderson who does a headlock takedown. Enzo makes it over to his corner to tag Big Cass! Cass with a beatdown on Karl Anderson. Tag to Enzo who runs at Anderson and Cass throws him into Anderson. Anderson makes a blind tag to Gallows who runs in and hits a big kick. We head to break.
We return and Anderson and Enzo are battling. Big clothesline from Anderson. Karl puts Enzo in the corner and hits a unique kick. Tag to Gallows who hits a running clothesline in the corner. 2 count. Scoop slam by Gallows. He tries for another but Enzo slides out and knocks down Karl but can’t make a tag. Gallows tries a corner clothesline but eats boots. Enzo tries the tag again but this time turns it into a DDT. Tag to Cass who takes out Gallows and Anderson! Empire elbow on Anderson who tagged in. Fallaway slam from Cass and a splash followed by a big boot! Tag to Enzo and the boom shakalaka! AJ breaks things up and the ref calls for the DQ. Cass is thrown into the crowd. All three members of The Club surround Enzo. Cena’s music hits and John runs out to make the save! Cena, Enzo and Cass clear the ring!
Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke w/ Charlotte
Sasha hits a forearm at a charging Dana right away. Dana rolls out and stands next to Charlotte. Dana gets in and misses a clothesline and gets shoved into the corner. Sasha hits a nasty slap to the face of Dana. Dana rolls out again. Sasha hits the knees to the chest of Dana when she gets back in the ring. Dana hits a high knee and then gets Sasha caught up in the ropes. Dana attacks and sends Sasha to the floor. Charlotte taunts Sasha as we head to commercial.
We return and Dana has a submission on the neck of Sasha Banks. Sasha fights out but gets hit with a sidewalk slam. Dana does a handstand and uses her feet to choke Sasha. Dana shoulders the guts of Banks and then hits a modified splash on the mat. Headlock by Dana. Shoulder tackle from Dana but then she runs into boots from Sasha. Sasha with dropkicks to build momentum! Sasha hangs Dana in the middle ropes and hits knees to the ribs. Sasha gets kicked in the midsection but Sasha reverses a throw and Dana lands face first in the turnbuckle. Sasha crossbody from the top rope! 2 count! Dana hits a clothesline and taunts Sasha! Sasha gets behind Dana and hits the Banks Statement! Dana taps out!
Winner via tap out: Sasha Banks
Charlotte- Congratulations Sasha, you think because you won one match you deserve a shot at my title. Anyone can win the lottery, that doesn’t mean they’re deserving. Why don’t you face Dana this Thursday on Smackdown, and MAYBE I’ll consider letting you near my championship. Or are you just empty hype?
Shane comes out first and makes his way to the ring. Stephanie is next to make her way out. Vince is the final McMahon to make his way out.
Vince- First I have to say you guys have been doing a pretty fair job, I never thought I’d see you guys co-opporate so well. I’m a little disappointed, it’s as if neither one of you came from my loins. Steph, who is this sweet little girl who gets along with her brother and you’re passive aggressive.
Steph- What?! Ask these people if I’m sweet!
Vince- Shane you shouldn’t even be here you lost your match at WrestleMania. Where is the Shane who leaped off the Hell in the Cell. I figured you’d have slit each others throats or stabbed each other in the back. One of you needs to convince me to be in charge of Smackdown live.
Steph- I don’t need to read you my resume. We launched the WWE network, we had the biggest WrestleMania in history, we have record profits. You want us to take the gloves off? Ok. I was watch Shane when he was on Mic Foley’s podcast. You know what he said when asked why he abandoned the family for 7 years? Because you didn’t pat him on the back enough. That he knew more about the business than you did, and that the old man is having trouble letting go to the new generation. And that’s just on the podcast!
Vince- You make some good points Steph. Your turn Shane.
Shane- First off, I returned to WWE 5 months ago, and I returned in this very ring, in this very arena, here in Detroit! I return to an ovation that both humbled me and rocked me to my core. Let’s get down to why I should run Smackdown live, it wasn’t just my return it was that I represented change. It would be change that I would bring to Smackdown. I’d change all the rule, all the glass ceilings because it was choking the life out of the business. Here’s another reason, because I am the only one, and deep down in your guts you respect that I’m the only one in this business and walking planet Earth what’s on my mind without kissing your ass. Change is difficult is in the power of your hands, tonight you could make history and change is what is so needed her in WWE. So Chairman if you still have the grapefruits pick me so we can help change WWE. For those that wants to keep how things are done cheer for Stephanie, if you want change let’s here it for Shane O’Mac!
Vince- Quite frankly I could care less what these people think, that’s no way to run a business. One of you needs to run Smackdown live. Let me get a drumroll. The new commissioner of Smackdown live…Shane McMahon! *Shane celebrates* Hang on, I don’t mean to kill the celebration but I am also relieving you of your duties on Raw. So the commissioner of Monday Night Raw, the 3 hour show, the flagship show, is Stephanie! I want you to really two to compete! This is a competition and the winner might get the keys to the kingdom one day. So you are going to need General Managers. You can’t do this without one, so next week you will select one for Raw and one for Smackdown. If you don’t I’ll pick one for you! Let the game begin!
Steph- Shane, my whole life I’ve had to work twice as hard for half the recognition. You’ve always made me feel like nothing and I’m going to turn the tables on you. You’ll know exactly what that feels like when I bury you and bury Smackdown!
Shane- You’re spewing a lot of venom Steph, but I know you. You’re doing it not because you’re confident but because you’re scared. You’ve seen how this game plays out, it’s been like this our whole lives, you’re going to lose the game.
Steph- There’s only one game in the WWE and I’m married to him. *Steph smacks Shane hard*
Sourced from http://www.wrestleview.com
WWE Money in the Bank PPV Results
June 19, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentators: Michael Cole, JBL, Byron Saxton
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
NOTE: Mauro Ranallo and Byron Saxton are the commentary team for the Kickoff Show matches.
Kickoff Show: The Golden Truth (Goldust and R-Truth) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango)
Breezeango come out looking like lobsters from their tanning failure in an angle shot earlier this week. Fandango and Truth start. Fandango can’t lock up because of his sun-burned skin. Truth with chops. Breeze gets hurt just by being tagged in. Truth with shots to Breeze’s sun-burned skin. Golden Truth with double chops to Breeze. More chops by Goldust. Breeze stops Shattered Dreams, but Goldust with another shot to the ribs. Breeze with a knee to Truth. Truth with another back shot to Fandango. Corner punches by Truth. Fandango with a chopblock on Truth. Breezenago takes control on Truth, working on his leg. Truth comes back on Fandango. Goldust off the hot tag, drop-down shot to Breeze, catches Fandango off the ropes with an inverted atomic drop. Breeze avoids the running bulldog. Truth gets Breeze outside as Fandango is tagged in.
Final Cut (Suplex Neckbreaker) by Goldust on Fandango gets Golden Truth the win.
Winners: Golden Truth by pinfall (Final Cut)
Golden Truth celebrate their win after.
Perfectly fine match. Fun comedy involving Breezeango being sun-burned. Finally getting somewhere with Golden Truth after all this time. Really like the Breezenago pairing. Thumbs up start to me.
Kickoff Show: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) vs. The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara)
Kalisto and Bubba start. Bubba talks trash early. Kalisto gets away from the Dudleys’ corner, constantly evading them. D-Von stops Kalisto, but Kalisto fights back with a rana. Springboard crossbody and moonsault by Cara to both of the Dudleys. Stereo flip dives by Lucha Dragons wipe out the Dudleys outside. Dudleys come back by crotching the Lucha Dragons on separate turnbuckles.
– Commercial –
We’re back as the Dudleys take control on Cara, working over his leg. “We want tables” chants by the crowd. Running elbow drop by D-Von gets 2. Flying reverse elbow by D-Von only gets a 1 count. Vertical suplex by Bubba gets 2. Bubba says he should rip Cara’s mask off. Bubba mocks the “Lucha” chant, Cara comes back with a dropkick. Kalisto off the hot tag, springboard seated senton to D-Von. Springboard corkscrew attack, spike rana, another springboard seated senton to D-Von, Bubba breaks up the pin. Deadly Device by Dudleys on Kalisto, Cara breaks up the pin. D-Von accidentally clotheslines Bubba. Roll-up by Kalisto for a close 2. Kalisto avoids 3-D, D-Von sent outside. Salida Del Sol to Bubba.
Dragon Bomb by Cara gets Lucha Dragons the win.
Winners: Lucha Dragons by pinfall (Salida Del Sol/Dragon Bomb combo)
Lucha Dragons celebrate their win after.
Good tag match. Dudleys continue to be very fun on this latest run at making the new, young tag teams look like a million bucks. Revitalized win for Lucha Dragons as hopefully they get back into title contention after Kalisto’s underwhelming US Title run. Good stuff.
Opening video package looks at Las Vegas and the big matches on tonight’s PPV.
Commentary welcomes us to the show.
WWE Tag Team Titles – Fatal 4-Way: The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E) w/Xavier Woods (c’s) vs. The Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
Enzo’s wearing a Vegas-themed outfit. Enzo and Cass do their usual shtick on their entrance. Loud reaction for Enzo and Cass. New Day compare Enzo and Cass to Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as The Vaudevillains to the Monopoly men in their pre-match promo. Woods says they will show why they are “The Elite” team in this industry, an obvious dig at Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, The Elite in New Japan, who have been going back-and-forth with New Day throughout this year on social media.
Kofi and Anderson start. Dropkick by Kofi gets a 1 count. Gallows with shots to Kofi in the corner. Kofi avoids a Club double team, missile dropkick to Anderson, while Enzo hits Gallows with a flying clothesline. Kofi rolls up Enzo for 2. Chain wrestling between the two until we get a stalemate. Both try to get the other into their corner. Cass and Big E tag in and square off. English tags himself in. Belly-to-Belly by Big E to English. Apron Splash by Big E to English. Kofi gets 2 as The Club breaks things up. All 8 men square off and do battle. New Day, Enzo and Cass all clothesline The Club and The Vaudevillains outside, then the two fan favorite teams square off. English knocks down Kofi, Vaudevillains begin to take control. Running boot by Gotch gets 2. Double jabs by Vaudevillains gets 2. Anderson tags himself in. Kofi fights out of the Club’s corner. “New Day Rocks” chants by the crowd. Enzo and English tag in. Running crossbody, jabs and a facebuster by Enzo. Gallows low-bridges Enzo outside. Roundhouse kick by Gallows gets 2. Enzo counters a slam by Gallows with a tornado DDT. Cass and Anderson get the tags. Cass cleans house on everyone. Big E backdropped outside. Empire Elbow by Cass to Anderson. Running big boot knocks English outside. Air Enzo wipes out everyone! Running big boot by Cass to Anderson. Rocket Launcher by Enzo and Cass, but Gallows pulls Enzo outside. Big boot by Cass to Gallows, Gotch sends Cass into the ringpost. Gotch avoids Trouble in Paradise by Kofi, Whiriling Divirish by Vaudevillains, Anderson breaks up the pin. Big E spears Gotch through the ropes to the outside, crashing hard. DDT by Kofi to English. Anderson blind tags in as he stops the New Day’s Midnight Hour, sending Big E outside. Gallows with a big boot to Xavier Woods. Magic Killer by the Club on English, but Big E stops the pin. Midnight Hour on Anderson by New Day.
Kofi pins English to retain the titles.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: New Day by pinfall
New Day celebrate their title retention after as we see highlights of all the carnage in this match.
Super-fun opener with a real hot, frenetic pace to it. New Day retaining is the right call as there is no reason to take the titles off them anytime soon with their immense popularity. Vaudevillains eating the pin was also the right call as they are low team on the totem pole currently. Enzo and Cass and The Club lost nothing in defeat. Loved this, nice way to kick-off the PPV proper.
Backstage promo with Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio all bickering about who is gonna win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match later on tonight.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
Ziggler tries to take down Corbin early to no avail. Corbin avoids a superkick, but Ziggler with a dropkick. Corbin slips out of a neckbreaker, hits a big right hand and takes control. Ziggler sends Corbin outside, but he quickly gets back in and clotheslines Ziggler for 2. Ziggler fights out of a Cobra Clutch, but Corbin hot-shots him across the top rope. Corbin talks trash as the crowd chants “Boring.” Another big right hand as Corbin taunts the crowd. Ziggler fights back, series of clotheslines, corner avalanche and a neckbreaker. Big elbow drop by Ziggler gets 2. Corbin blocks the Fame-Asser and a superkick and hits a big clothesline for a close 2. Corbin blocks another Fame-Asser and Snake Eyes Ziggler on the turnbuckles. Ziggler finally hits the Fame-Asser for a close 2. Corbin avoids another superkick and heads outside. Ziggler runs out after him, but Corbin hits him with Deep Six outside! Both barely get back in before the count of 10. Corbin with more shots to Ziggler. Corbin blocks the leaping DDT, Ziggler gets out of End of Days, finally hits the Superkick, but Corbin kicks out! Corbin stops Ziggler on the turnbuckles. Ziggler blocks a superplex, but Corbin crotches him.
End of Days gets Corbin the win.
Winner: Baron Corbin by pinfall (End of Days)
Solid match, Corbin put on a very good performance, in spite of the Vegas crowd chanting “Boring” during it. Ziggler is another gatekeeper at this point in his WWE tenure, but he did a good job again at making Corbin look great. I liked this.
We see Seth Rollins preparing backstage.
WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Natalya and Becky Lynch
Natalya and Dana start. Quick roll-up by Natalya for 2. Dana draws Natalya’s ire and backs up into the ropes. Natalya sweeps out Dana’s leg, running basement dropkick. Hart Attack by Lynch and Natalya to Charlotte. Double hiptoss to Dana. Stereo baseball slides by Lynch and Natalya. Lynch gets 2 on Charlotte. Roll-up by Natalya for 2. Dana knocked off the apron, but grabs Natalya’s leg, allowing Charlotte to hit a big boot for 2. Charlotte and Dana take control on Natalya. Lynch knocked off the apron, then Charlotte draws Lynch in as Dana works over Natalya. Charlotte sent into the ringpost shoulder-first, but stops Natalya from making a tag. Lynch off the hot tag, clotheslines to Dana and Charlotte. Running corner forearm, springboard one-legged kick to Dana. Bex-Plex to Charlotte, Dana breaks up the pin. Double missile dropkick by Lynch to Charlotte and Dana for a close 2. Charlotte gets out of a double suplex, big boot to Lynch. Nattie by Nature by Natalya to Charlotte. Roll-up by Charlotte with her feet on the ropes for a close 2. Sharpshooter applied by Natalya, but Dana breaks it up. Dana sends Lynch into Natalya.
Natural Selection by Charlotte to Natalya for the win.
Winners: WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke by pinfall (Natural Selection)
Charlotte and Dana celebrate their win after. Lynch helps Natalya up, but Natalya attacks Lynch and leaves her lying. Natalya leaves the ring very upset.
Run-of-the-mill tag match here. Ever since Extreme Rules, the Women’s Division has been put on ice for no real good reason. This did nothing, other than the post-match angle with Lynch and Natalya, to thaw it out. For a division that looked so promising after Wrestlemania, it unfortunately looks like we are right back where we started one year ago before the “Divas Revolution” began. Almost as if someone put the kabosh on the division becoming too popular or something, can you say Knockouts Division 2009?
Backstage promo by Dean Ambrose about the Money in the Bank Ladder Match later tonight.
Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews
Sheamus attacks Crews before the bell. Crews clotheslines Sheamus outside. Sheamus brings Crews off the apron and hits the Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus takes control with a series of short-arm clotheslines. Sheamus yells out “Are you not entertained?” to the crowd. Crews fights back, but Sheamus knocks him back down. Finlay Roll by Sheamus gets 2. Crews with a roll-up for 2. Crews comes back with clotheslines, a corner avalanche and a crossbody. Enziguri by Crews gets 2. Crews with a Belly-to-Belly sending Sheamus outside. Apron Moonsault by Crews wipes out Sheamus! Olympic Slam by Crews gets 2. Sheamus comes back with a powerslam for 2. Crews blocks another Irish Curse, but Sheamus stops him on the turnbuckles. Super White Noise by Sheamus, but Crews kicks out! Sheamus can’t believe it!
Sheamus argues with the ref, allowing Crews to quickly roll up Sheamus in a crucifix for the win.
Winner: Apollo Crews by pinfall (Crucifix)
Crews celebrates after while Sheamus can’t believe he lost.
Decent match with a fun flash-pin ending with Sheamus being surprised by the upstart Crews. Nothing more to it that, it was fine.
We see Roman Reigns preparing backstage.
Video package on how we got to John Cena vs. AJ Styles, which is up next.
John Cena vs. AJ Styles
Long “Let’s Go Cena, AJ Styles” dueling chants by the Vegas crowd early. Styles rolls out of an Irish whip, then says he will wrestle circles around Cena. Chain wrestling between the two as Styles continues to gloat at Cena. Cena blocks Styles going down low and hits some armdrags and a Monkey Flip, sending Styles across the ring. Styles slips out of the AA, Cena with the “You Can’t See Me” and Styles hits a big right hand. More shots by Styles, then he Tiger flips over Cena and hits more shots. Cena with a Belly-to-Belly for a 1 count. They go outside as Styles leaps over the steps to avoid them and dares Cena back in. Styles with more shots to Cena. Leaping Scissored Knee Drop by Styles for 2. Vertical suplex by Styles as he says to himself, “Is this all he’s got?” Cena fights back, but Styles avoids a corner charge. Cena comes back with a back body drop. Running shoulder tackle by Cena, but Styles comes right back with a dropkick. Cena comes back with two running shoulder tackles, but Styles slips out of the Proto-Plex and hits an enziguri. Styles sent off the turnbuckles, Cena this time hits the Proto-Plex. Styles then stops the Five Knuckle Shuffle with the Kip-Up Rana. Slingshot Forearm by Styles wipes out Cena outside! Styles taunts the crowd. Styles goes for a Tope Con Hijo, but Cena sidesteps him and Styles goes splat on the outside! Styles blocks the AA and hits the KENTA Series. Leaping corner clothesline, but Cena avoids the basement forearm, STF locked in. Styles is able to reach the ropes to force a break. Styles hot-shots Cena across the top rope. Cena stops Styles on the turnbuckles. Styles blocks a superplex and sweeps out Cena’s leg. Cena backdrops Styles, who lands across the top rope. Styles blocks a Super AA, but Cena catches him off the springboard. Cena goes for the AA, but Styles counters it into the Calf Crusher! Cena is able to reach the ropes to force a break. Styles with shots to the leg of Cena. Cena then DRILLS Styles with a big clothesline, but can’t do the Five Knuckle Shuffle due to his leg. Styles blocks the AA again, but Cena powers through it and finally hits the AA, but Styles kicks out! Cena goes for the Top Rope Fame-Asser, but Styles counters it with a powerbomb for a close 2. Both men trade shots, then Styles hits Cena with the Pele. Styles Clash by Styles, but Cena kicks out! Styles goes for the Springboard 450, but Cena gets his knees up. Styles avoids another AA, Cena blocks the Styles Clash, Styles gets out of another AA, Cena avoids the Pele, Styles gets out of the STF, Cena avoids the Phenomenal Forearm, hits another AA, but the referee is knocked down in the process. The Club runs in and lays out Cena with the Magic Killer. Styles is placed on top of Cena.
Referee comes to and Styles pins Cena for the win.
Winner: AJ Styles by pinfall
Styles celebrates his win after.
Great match with an unneeded cheap finish with the Club interfering to give Styles the win, while protecting Cena at the same time. Cena is beyond protection at this point, so doing the ending that way doesn’t help Styles in the slightest. Shame such a masterful performance by both men had to be tarnished by timid booking.
Video package on the Money in the Bank Ladder match.
“Money in the Bank” Ladder Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Kevin Owens
Everyone brawls with one another to start. Ambrose with a tope suicida wiping out Owens. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker by ADR to Cesaro. Cesaro comes back with two of his own. Rolling apron senton by Cesaro sends a ladder into Jericho. ADR takes a Chris Hamrick bump outside. Zayn wipes out everyone with a flip dive. Owens drives a ladder into Zayn, then superkicks him, yelling out “My contract!”. Triangle Dropkick by Jericho sends a ladder into Owens. Jericho with a standing gourdbuster to Cesaro on the ladder, then drives it into him. Ambrose slams Jericho on the ladder. Jericho then snap suplexes Ambrose onto the ladder. Jericho puts Ambrose in the ladder and drives the top onto him, saying each shot is for the 69 tacks he had in him last month. Cesaro then with the Uppercut Parade to Ambrose, ADR and Jericho. Owens stops it with a superkick, then sends Cesaro into a ladder. Owens then with Cannonballs to Ambrose, ADR and Jericho. Zayn with a Buckle Exploder to Owens onto Jericho. Helluva Kick by Zayn to Ambrose, then one to Jericho and Owens at the same time! Zayn climbs the ladder, but ADR pulls him off and hits a basement superkick. ADR nails Ambrose with a ladder, then places one across Zayn while he is stuck in the Tree of Woe. Step-Up Enziguri by ADR to Owens, then he places Cesaro in the Tree of Woe. Ghetto Stomp by ADR to Cesaro onto the ladder! ADR climbs the ladder, but Jericho stops him. ADR kicks Jericho off and hits him with a Mushroom Stomp off the ladder. ADR climbs the ladder, but Cesaro stops him. They fight on the ladder, with ADR locking Cesaro in a Cross Armbreaker on top of the ladder! Owens stops it with a superkick to ADR, then Cesaro with a Corkscrew Uppercut to Owens off the ladder! Dirty Deeds by Ambrose to Cesaro. Jericho stops Ambrose on the ladder, hits him with a Codebreaker. Jericho climbs the ladder, but Zayn stops him. They fight on the ladder, but Owens knocks them both off the ladder. ADR hits Owens with a Backstabber. Cesaro Swing by Cesaro to ADR for 13 revolutions. Cesaro blocks the Codebreaker by Jericho, Cesaro Swing to Jericho, sending him into a ladder. Ambrose climbs the ladder, Standing Elbow Drop off the top of the ladder wipes out Cesaro! “This is awesome” chants by the Vegas crowd. Owens nails Ambrose with a ladder, then hits the Bullfrog Splash while Ambrose was on a ladder! Zayn and Owens trade shots, then Zayn with a Michinoku Driver to Owens across a ladder that was laying on its side! Zayn climbs the ladder, but ADR nails him repeatedly with a ladder. DDT by ADR to Zayn. ADR places a ladder bridged between another ladder and the turnbuckles. ADR and Zayn fight on the ladder, then Jericho and Cesaro climb up it as well. Cesaro bridges another ladder, then Ambrose and Owens head up on the bridges as well. All 6 men fight on top of the ladders. Cesaro sets up another ladder and goes up with ADR. Cesaro and ADR get knocked off and crotched on the ropes. Ambrose and Jericho knock each other off. Owens knocked down by Zayn. Jericho runs back up and nails Zayn. Ambrose stops Jericho and hits a Draping Dirty Deeds from the ladder. Zayn climbs up again, but Owens stops him. Powerbomb by Owens to Zayn onto the bridged ladder. Owens yells out, “its mine!” Ambrose and Owens fight on top of the ladder. Ambrose knocks Owens off the ladder.
Ambrose grabs the briefcase to win.
Winner of the Money in the Bank briefcase: Dean Ambrose
Ambrose celebrates his win after.
Just an insane match and performances by all 6 guys. Ambrose winning brings an interesting dynamic to the main event. Hats off to all 6 guys for a tremendous effort. Absolutely loved this.
WWE United States Title: Rusev w/Lana (c) vs. Titus O’Neil
Titus hugs his family and sons at ringside on his entrance. Rusev goes outside as the bell sounds and taunts Titus’ family. Double clothesline wipes out both men outside. Titus unloads on Rusev outside, then swings him into the barricade. Rusev tries to leave, but Titus stops him. Rusev trips up Titus on the steps. Spin kick by Rusev for 2. Rusev continues to take control on Titus. Titus fights back, but Rusev cuts him off for 2. Rusev continues to wear down Titus. Titus fights back, hits an inverted slam for 2. Spinebuster by Titus for a close 2. Titus blocks the Accolade, Pumphandle Slam for a close 2. Rusev sent into the steps. Head kick by Rusev and the running superkick.
Accolade locked in, Titus taps out.
Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Rusev by submission (The Accolade)
Rusev and Lana celebrate his title retention after as Rusev taunts Titus’ sons on the mic.
Epitome of a cool-down match, but it was fine. Feel bad for both men having to follow the Ladder Match, but they did the best they could.
Video package on how we got to the main event.
Main Event for the WWE World Title: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins
Pre-match intros for this one. Chain wrestling early. Reigns with a series of shoulder tackles.Rollins comes back with a dropkick. Randy Savage knee sends Reigns outside. Tope suicida by Rollins wipes out Reigns outside. Two running corner forearms, but Reigns comes back with a Samoan Drop. Rollins fights back, but Reigns with a flying clothesline. Reigns talks trash, clothesline shots to Rollins in the corner. Tilt-a-whirl slam by Reigns gets 2. More trash talk by Reigns, but Rollins slaps him. Reigns unloads with shots, Rollins with another slap and fights back. Big shot by Reigns sends Rollins outside. Rollins sent over the Spanish Announce Table. Rollins sent repeatedly off the announce table. Rollins comes back by sending Reigns into the steps. Reigns crotches Rollins on the turnbuckles. Sit-Out Crucifix Bomb by Reigns for a close 2. Rollins counters the Superman Punch with a Buckle Flatliner. Enziguri by Rollins, dropkick sends Reigns outside. Another tope suicida by Rollins, then a flip dive wipes out Reigns outside. Slingblade by Rollins gets 2. Reigns avoids a Springboard Knee, Rollins avoids the Superman Punch. Reigns slips out of the Pedigree, this time hits the Superman Punch for a close 2. Rollins stops the Spear, another enziguri, followed by the Springboard Knee Strike. HIGH FLY FLOW by Rollins gets a close 2. Reigns stops Rollins on the turnbuckles. Rollins blocks a superplex, then hits a Buckle Bomb, followed by Avada Kedvara for a close 2. More running corner forearms by Rollins, then hits the Superplex/Falcon Arrow combo for a close 2. Reigns blocks the Pedigree and rolls up Rollins into the Sit-Out Power Clean Bomb for a close 2.They trade shots from their knees, then on their feet. Another enziguri by Rollins, then stops the Superman Punch. Another Buckle Bomb by Rollins, but Reigns comes right back with another Superman Punch for a close 2. Reigns charges at Rollins outside, but Rollins sidesteps the Spear and Reigns goes crashing through the barricade! Doctors come out to check on Reigns. Rollins goes after Reigns, but Reigns stops the Pedigree and sends Rollins into the referee. Spear by Reigns, referee comes to, but Rollins kicks out! Reigns goes for another Spear, but Rollins counters it in mid-air with a Pedigree, but now its Reigns who kicks out!
Rollins with another Pedigree to win the title.
Winner and NEW WWE World Champion: Seth Rollins by pinfall (Pedigree)
Rollins celebrates his win after, but Dean Ambrose’s music hits. Ambrose runs in and nails Rollins with the MITB briefcase. Ambrose cashes it in….leading to…..
WWE World Title: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Rollins to win the title.
Winner and NEW WWE World Champion: Dean Ambrose by pinfall (Dirty Deeds)
Ambrose celebrates his title win afterwards as the show closes.
WOW, what a way to end the show. First off, great main event between Reigns and Rollins. Secondly, I really feel like the Ambrose cash-in and title win was a complete and utter audible called on the fly due to the Cleveland Cavs winning the NBA Title an hour or so ago, since Ambrose is from Cleveland. Even if that is or isn’t the case, tonight was about the resurrection of Dean Ambrose as a player in this company and it was an amazing success. Looks like it’ll be a Shield three-way at either Battleground or even Summerslam and tonight’s proceedings allow for it to have some true meaning. Reigns looks to get his belt back, Rollins wanting to avenge being given the ultimate payback by Ambrose, Ambrose wanting to prove that the title win wasn’t a fluke and all three of them wanting to show who the best member of the Shield is. It writes itself. Phenomenal ending to a damn good show. Go watch the replay, NOW!
MOTN: Reigns vs. Rollins
MVP: Dean Ambrose
Sourced from TMZ and Official PWE.
According to video, TMZ cameraman asked if he was retiring from Wrestling, check out what he said.
Speculation begins whether he can interfere in Taker vs Shane match or replace Shane.
Most likely not officially retired until Hall of Fame Ceremony on 4/2 night before
Check out latest episode of Choked Out Radio. I review NXT Brooklyn, SummerSlam and Raw yesterday.
Braun Stowman, Dudley Boyz and Sting. Talking everything !
Fall Wrestling Season is almost upon us.
Sting vs Seth Rollins for
World Heavyweight Championship
at Night of Champions on 9/20.
Sourced from Robbonnette.
Sheamus vs Randy Orton
Good opener. Sheamus wins clean to even things up from Battleground when Orton got a clean win. We got all the signature moves from both guys and a nice finishing sequence to close it out.
Tag Team Title Match: Prime Time Players vs New Day vs Lucha Dragons vs Los Matadores
New Day is tearing it up right now, and this was the perfect setup to have them regain the belts through sneaky tactics and make the Primetime Players look good to keep the feud going. At this point it’s pretty obvious that the Matadores and Dragons are only there to add some high flying stuff to the match; neither team is going to win the titles any time soon. The match was good all around.
Dolph Ziggler vs Rusev
Match was ok, the crowd was starting to cool off. The ladies for each man got involved, and it ended in a double countout. This is more than likely a setup for a mixed tag match at Night of Champions, and hopefully it will end there. Rusev needs to get served up a few people to get his mojo back and Dolph could use a different adversary.
Stephen Amell and Neville vs Stardust and King Barrett
Pretty much perfect execution here. They kept it short, and didn’t expose Amell. He had some nice athletic moves (including a top rope dive) and sold the beating well. Neville did the heavy lifting for his team as expected. Nice little diversion.
Intercontinental Title Match: Ryback vs Big Show vs Miz
Another short one that got in everything it needed. Ryback wins to retain the title as expected. Good for what it was.
Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper
Good match overall. No heel turn for Dean or Roman as some people wishfully threw out hope for on Twitter. That’s a good thing; a gratuitous hotshot turn for no particular reason would have been stupid. You folks that can’t let go of Roman winning the Royal Rumble aren’t going to give him a break if he goes heel anyway, and people want to cheer Dean so a heel turn for him wouldn’t take so why do it? Dean and Roman won straight up; I’m assuming this ends their whole angle here and all four guys will move on.
Title vs Title: Seth Rollins (World Champ) vs John Cena (US Champ)
BIG surprise here with Rollins winning thanks to the surprise John Stewart heel turn and interference. I don’t think anybody saw that coming.
Excellent match, and Rollins led the way. Cena works better when he’s in with a bigger opponent like Kevin Owens or leading along a more limited guy like Ryback than he does solo with smaller guys like Rollins but Seth worked his butt off in there. He pulled a spectacular frog splash and Cena used a figure four leglock at one point in the match.
Easily one of the best two or three matches of the night. Rollins winning and holding both titles presents an interesting situation. In the short run I bet he keeps both for storyline purposes. But long term either he’ll lose one of them, I’m sure. Great stuff from both guys, though.
Elimination match: Paige, Becky, and Charlotte vs The Bellas and Alicia Fox vs Sasha Banks, Naomi, and Tamina Sunka
Gotta say this was a letdown. For one they put it in the cool off spot after the Cena-Rollins match, which is a sign that someone in the front office still doesn’t get it. Then Banks’ team gets eliminated only six minutes in, which the crowd hated. After the performance she gave the night before and the way the crowd is responding to her, getting Banks’ team out of there a few minutes in was a bad move. And the crowd showed their disapproval by booing the elimination then largely going quiet afterward. Banks is a star and they better not mess this up. The match was pretty good but the dead crowd took something out of it.
Cesaro vs Kevin Owens
Great stuff here. You rarely see the match before the main event at a non-WrestleMania show be this good. Both guys brought their A-games, and for Owens this was less than 24 hours after a hellacious ladder match against Fin Balor.
If by some chance their angle isn’t finished I’d love to see these two guys lock up again. They really worked well together. Owens needed a win after taking two straight losses to Cena so him winning here is the right choice.
Main Event: Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar
The finish here deserves it’s own piece, and maybe I’ll do that later. But the match itself was damn good. Taker appears to have figured out just what he can and can’t do at his age and adjusted accordingly. He didn’t have to be carried through this one like he did against CM Punk at WrestleMania 29. And he even took a lot of major bumps. He ate a bunch of suplexes from Lesnar and took an F-5 on the announce table. A hell of great brawl. But that finish……good grief. I get that you can’t have Brock win two matches in a row against ‘Taker, and that you also can’t have Lesnar out there just straight jobbing. But couldn’t they have conjured up the same controversial ending with a ref bump instead of the timekeeper freelancing foolishness? We’re obviously going to get the final chapter at WrestleMania and if they can duplicate the intensity of this one and have a good, clean finish then maybe we can forget about this. But until then we’re going to have a real sour taste in our mouths over this.
Overall grade: A
I agree with entire article.
However, I still think we are going to get Undertaker vs
Sting at WrestleMania 32. Final Chapter of Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will
be at Night of Champions or Hell in a Cell in October.
Thank you and sourced from http://www.mmajunkie.com for article.
WWE Superstar and former UFC Champ Brock Lesnar was making his rounds promoting
SummerSlam taking place this Sunday live at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
When asked about Dana White’s recent “fake” comments about wrestling and who is the better promoter Dana White or Vince McMahon:
Ex-UFC champ Brock Lesnar says WWE’s Vince McMahon better promoter than Dana White | MMAjunkie
When asked about White’s comments, Lesnar’s response was simple: Everybody knows it’s fake.
“Of course, Dana, it’s fake,” Lesnar said. “Everybody knows that, but it’s still the same – you’re promoting the same thing we’re promoting. Dana White is promoting fights, we’re promoting fights. It just so happens that we get a little more longevity out of our fight and out of our fighters because of the circumstances.
“Dana, probably in his defense, is promoting fighting – but it’s the same thing. He’s trying to sell pay-per-views. He’s trying to sell money fights. It’s the same racket.”
Lesnar said he believes WWE CEO Vince McMahon is a better promoter than White when pressed a bit more on the difference between the two.
“The business model is the same; it’s identical. I think Vince McMahon’s better at it than Dana, and that might rub Dana the wrong way.
“Vince is the pioneer of it. He’s been doing this his whole life, and he’s damned good at it.”
Thanks to Marc Middleton from http://www.lordsofpain.net
*SPOILERS* WWE SmackDown Tapings for 8/20/15
* The New Day defeated Los Matadores and El Torito in a six-man match. The end came when Big E hit the running splash on Torito and Woods tagged in for the pin.
* Dolph Ziggler and Lana come to the ring for a promo. He talks about how he missed Lana and the first thing she said to him when he came back was to “crush those bastards.” They start kissing in the middle of the ring but get interrupted by the Bulgarian flag with Rusev’s face dropping down over the ring. Rusev comes out and says he’s going to break Ziggler like a jig-saw puzzle at SummerSlam and crush him. Ziggler says he’s going to kick Rusev’s teeth in and “steal Rusev’s girlfriend, the real one.” Ziggler’s music hits to end the promo.
* RAW replay with the contract signing.
* Neville defeated Bo Dallas with Red Arrow. This was a very quick match. Stardust and King Barrett appeared on the big screen and cut promos about how they will beat Neville and Stephen Amell at SummerSlam.
* Alicia Fox cuts a promo with The Bella Twins about Nikki Bella’s Divas Title reign. Brie Bella rips the Divas Revolution. Team BAD interrupts with Naomi and Sasha Banks cutting promos about how they will win at SummerSlam. Sasha says Brie has been riding Daniel Bryan’s success. Becky Lynch comes out with Charlotte and interrupts Sasha, saying her team will win at SummerSlam. We’ve got a Triple Threat match next.
* Brie defeated Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat when she rolled up Becky.
* Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Cesaro cut promos backstage about their SummerSlam matches.
* Orton, Ambrose, Reigns and Cesaro defeated Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Kevin Owens in the main event. The match started with Sheamus and Orton. The heels controlled most of the match with a lot of quick tags. Ambrose got a hot tag and hit Dirty Deeds on Harper for the pin. The babyfaces celebrated to end SmackDown.
Jairo-Mites guests include Kervin Delgado from YEP I Liks Wrestling Group. Also Henry Melo , Dino Ortiz. & Ralphy Villar return for Around the Squared Circle segment.
Tomorrow 8/19 at 930PM.
See you tomorrow.