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    Re: WWE 2019 - No more Wildcards

    WWE NEWS:

    Rhyno has left the WWE:

    Rhyno has left the WWE due to his contract expiring. WWE did offer him a new contract but Rhyno wanted to explore options with other companies and he is now expected to join IMPACT.

    Dolph Ziggler debuts in NXT!

    After announcing he was leaving Monday Night Raw on the latest episode, Dolph Ziggler made his debut in NXT as William Regal announced him as the brand's latest signing. According to backstage rumors, the reason for this is two-fold. The first reason is to give Dolph Ziggler a bit of a reset after years of bad booking. The second reason is due to AEW. With AEW coming to TV soon, WWE are expected to place NXT on the same night to counter-program AEW and wanted a main roster star to join the brand. Finn Balor was originally considered but they decided against this as there were more plans in place for him on Smackdown in comparison to Dolph Ziggler on Raw.


    Booker note: I felt Ziggler did not have a role in my thread at this moment in time and sending him to NXT for a while till I have a spot as well as giving him some time away from the show is for the best. Also going to be semi-realistic with the talent who left/leave in real life. If it is someone who is clearly set on leaving they will (like Rhyno above) but someone who might stay if treated better, then I will keep (hint hint Luke Harper).

    Women's tournament announced for Monday Night Raw

    Paige has announced there will be an eight women tournament starting on next week's Raw to see who faces Becky Lynch at Summerslam. The following first-round matches have been announced:

    Sasha Banks vs Natalya

    Kairi Sane vs Tamina

    Sonya Deville vs Naomi

    Bayley vs Mandy Rose


    Fatal 4 way to decide Rey Mysterio's opponent at Summerslam

    Paige also announced in two weeks we will see a number one contender's match for the Cruiserweight title between Oney Lorcan, Tony Nese, Akira Tozawa and Noam Dar. The winner of the match will go on to face Rey Mysterio at Summerslam for the Cruiserweight title. With Rey Mysterio introducing a new title belt on next week's Raw, it is exciting times within the Cruiserweight division.

    Ricochet injury at a house show:

    Ricochet picked up a slight injury to his left hand at a house show hence the angle ran on Smackdown Live to cancel his match with Buddy Murphy. Luckily it doesn't seem to be too serious and he should be able to return to in-ring action in time for the Great American Bash.


    Matches confirmed for next week:

    Quarter final tournament match:
    Sasha Banks vs Natalya

    Quarter final tournament match:
    Kairi Sane vs Tamina

    Quarter final tournament match:
    Sonya Deville vs Naomi

    Quarter final tournament match:
    Bayley vs Mandy Rose

    Singles match:
    EC3 w/Drake Maverick vs Tyler Breeze



    Matches confirmed for 2 weeks:

    Universal title match:
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Aleister Black

    Semi-final tournament match:
    Sasha Banks or Natalya vs Kairi Sane or Tamina

    Semi-final tournament match:
    Sonya Deville or Naomi vs Bayley or Mandy Rose

    Number one contender's for the Cruiserweight title fatal 4 way match:
    Oney Lorcan vs Akira Tozawa vs Tony Nese vs Noam Dar



    Matches confirmed for 3 weeks time:

    Women tournament final:
    Sasha Banks or Natalya or Kairi Sane or Tamina vs Sonya Deville or Naomi or Bayley or Mandy Rose



    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada



    WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston or Randy Orton (c) vs Drew McIntyre or Roman Reigns

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Winner of the number one contender's tournament

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch or Lacey Evans (c) vs Charlotte Flair or Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan or Akira Tozawa or Tony Nese or Noam Dar

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

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    Re: WWE 2019 - No more Wildcards

    Monday Night Raw
    July 1st:
    Dallas, Texas


    Monday Night Raw starts with the usual video package as we cut to the commentary team who welcome us to the show. Michael Cole hypes up the show announcing we will have the start of the Raw Women's title tournament with the winner facing The Man Becky Lynch at
    Summerslam. Big Show also announces we will see Tyler Breeze take on EC3 in singles action. And in the main event of the show, we will see the number one contender to the Universal title Aleister Black take on Bobby Roode!


    *ROOT OF ALL EVIL*

    Say the devils name and he shall appear! Aleister Black makes his way out to the ring getting a loud pop from the crowd as he has a stoic look on his face. He takes his time as Michael Cole puts over how lethal the Black Mass is and Black's title run in NXT only came to an end due to Johnny Gargano costing him his title. Big Show also puts over the fact he is yet to be beaten in singles action on Monday Night Raw. Aleister Black once inside the ring takes a seat, cross-legged in the center of the ring as he looks to address the fans.

    Aleister Black: Since coming to Monday Night Raw, I have had one goal. Becoming Universal champion. And ever since Ricochet left for new lands, I have been going through everyone in my path.

    Cheers from the live crowd.

    Aleister Black: I have the devil on my back and next week, I claim my prize. Seth Rollins, you are the top star on Raw.

    Black takes a moment before carrying on.

    Aleister Black: I came to this place to test myself against the best. Good or bad, it is just a matter of perspective. I just want to fight the best there is.

    Aleister Black rises to his feet.

    Aleister Black: Rollins, you are a good man who has done bad things. We all know about your history.

    Mixed reaction from the crowd with some agreeing with what Black is saying whilst others have forgiven Rollins for his actions.

    Aleister Black: You have many sins that I will absolve you off next week as you will fade, fade to...

    *BURN IT DOWN/ SECOND COMING*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as the current Universal champion makes his way to the ring. Big Show says things might kick off after what Black had to say about Seth's past. Seth Rollins steps into the ring coming face to face with Aleister Black. The crowd are hyped up as the two popular superstars stand face to face as Rollins looks to speak.

    Seth Rollins: Absolve me of my sins? Black, I will always live with the sins of my past.

    Seth Rollins turns to the crowd as Black stands there stoic as ever.

    Seth Rollins: The things I did, the brothers I stabbed in the back to get to the top. That will never be washed away.

    Seth turns back around and comes face to face with the Dutch Destroyer.

    Seth Rollins: Each day, I live with what I have done and I use it to drive me to be a true champion for these fans. To show people they can become a better person even after making mistakes in their past.

    The cheers get louder as Aleister Black stares a hole through the champion.

    Seth Rollins: And next week, I will show everyone why this is Monday Night Rollins!

    Black remains stoic as Rollins stares him down.

    Aleister Black: Rollins, next week you can show the world what you like but you will suffer the same fate as everyone else as you fade to black.

    Black drops the microphone to the mat as both men stare each other down as the tension can be cut with a knife. Seth Rollins lifts his Universal title in the air as Michael Cole once again hypes up the main event but also hypes up the Universal title match next week as these two stars go head to head.

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    *AMAZING (REMIX)*

    As we return from the commercial break, Naomi makes her way out getting a decent pop from the live crowd. Big Show on commentary tells us that right now we are going to have the first of the four Round 1 matches in the Women's number one contender tournament as Paige looks to find Becky Lynch's next challenger.

    *SQUARE UP*

    Sonya Deville fixes her MMA gloves as she marches to the ring. Michael Cole on commentary informs us of a ruling made by Paige banning anyone from ringside to make sure Becky Lynch gets the best possible challenger at Summerslam. Sonya jogs up and down on the spot in the ring as Naomi looks hyped up as the referee calls for the bell getting this underway.

    Match 1: Sonya Deville vs Naomi

    Match summary: Naomi has a good showing at the start of the match as she uses her athleticism to control the match with Sonya struggling to keep up. Sonya fights back as she uses her MMA skills to wear down the leg of Naomi and slow her down. From there Sonya grinds Naomi down and in the end, gets her in a Kimura after Naomi falls off the top ropes due to the damage done to her leg during the match! Naomi tries to find a way out of the lethal hold but she is forced to tap out!

    Winner via submission: Sonya Deville (6:20)

    Sonya rises to her feet post-match having picked up a massive win tonight and is now 2 matches away from a shot at the Raw Women's title at Summerslam. As the tournament brackets appear on the screen Big Show hypes up a potential Fire and Desire semi-final match. Meanwhile, in the ring, we can see Naomi struggling with her leg as Sonya lets out a cocky smirk as she heads up the ramp. We then cut backstage as we can see Oney Lorcan sat on a chair as he stares at the camera.

    Oney Lorcan: You want to know why I'm going to win the fatal four-way next week?

    Oney Lorcan shakes his head.

    Oney Lorcan: Because this division is WEAK! This division cares too much about sportsmanship. Where did that get me on NXT and 205 Live? Nowhere!

    Oney rises to his feet looking angry (well even angrier than normal).

    Oney Lorcan: You saw what I did to Tony Nese. I did it because he is weak. He is too soft. The fact someone like him has been Cruiserweight champion and I haven't, it makes me sick!

    Oney kicks over the chair in a rage before looking at the camera.

    Oney Lorcan: Next week I earn my place at Summerslam and then I take the Cruiserweight title from Rey Mysterio. Because I'm the only one strong enough to kill a legend!

    Oney is breathing heavily as he stares at the camera looking as intense as ever.

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    *OMEN IN THE SKY*

    We return from the commercial break as The Club walk to the ring with AJ Styles front and center. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows have their Raw tag team titles on their shoulders as Michael Cole talks about the group returning to their former glory in the last few weeks. Big Show also talks about AJ's comments last week calling Mustafa Ali's win over him a fluke. Michael Cole says Ali will think otherwise but Big Show wonders if Ali would be able to beat Styles one on one. Now the Club are in the ring AJ Styles looks to speak.

    AJ Styles: Let me start off by saying this. It should be me versus Seth Rollins next week for the Universal title, not Aleister Black!

    Boos from the crowd as they clearly disagree with AJ Styles.

    AJ Styles: I'm the most phenomenal person on this roster! There is no one on this roster who can beat me.

    At this point, the crowd responds by chanting “Ali, Ali” which makes AJ Styles angry.

    AJ Styles: Him pinning me was a fluke! Put him in a one on one match against me and I will show him what a phenomenal performer looks like!

    Karl Anderson: But you nerds wouldn't know what a phenomenal performer looks like.

    Cheap heat but it works as Luke Gallows is passed the microphone.

    Luke Gallows: You people cheer for losers like Jey Uso and his broken brother.

    Boos from the crowd Gallows mocks the injured Jimmy Uso before passing the microphone back to Karl Anderson.

    Karl Anderson: Or Ryder and Hawkins.

    AJ Styles: I mean you boys beat them so bad, you sent Curt Hawkins into hiding.

    Boos from the crowd as The Club in the ring too sweet each other.

    AJ Styles: And since coming back the loser is too scared to face you two again. Because Curt Hawkins knows what will happen when he steps into the ring with Good Brothers once again!

    *WEIGHTLESS*

    Jey Uso: Yo, yo, yo. We ain't hearing any more of that rubbish! We aren't having it fam.

    Jey Uso leads the way standing in front next to his friend Zack Ryder as Curt Hawkins follows behind the pair looking at the ramp clearly not looking at all confident.

    Jey Uso: You three stand in that ring, in a great big circle jerk and start dissing my boys? Nah Uce we ain't having it.

    Cheers from the crowd as Jey Uso looks fired up. However, AJ responds by laughing with his boys.

    AJ Styles: Can Curt Hawkins not speak for himself? Is he too scared? Or has he remembered his level?

    Karl Anderson: What kind of loser goes on a 269 match losing streak?

    Curt Hawkins looks angry as he looks like he is going to speak but he can't bring himself to respond as he passes the mic back to Jey Uso looking to walk off. Zack Ryder goes after him as AJ Styles laughs in the ring.

    AJ Styles: See? He can't even respond because he knows it's the truth. If I fought him in this ring I would beat him without even trying!

    Jey Uso: OK put your money where your mouth is then!

    Curt Hawkins stops looking confused. AJ is in the ring laughing as Hawkins grabs the mic from Jey.

    Curt Hawkins: Jey what are you doing? I can't beat AJ Styles I'm just a los...

    Zack Ryder snatches the microphone!

    Zack Ryder: Bro, you're not a loser. Listen to what they are saying about you. Prove them wrong next week and face AJ Styles.

    Curt is unsure what to say as he weakly nods clearly still doubting himself as AJ laughs in the ring.

    AJ Styles: See you next week Curt. Can't wait to be the first name in your next losing streak.

    AJ drops the microphone as The Club stand in the ring and laugh at Curt Hawkins on the outside who clenches his fists as Ryder and Jey Uso try to encourage their boy.

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    *#MMMGORGEOUS*

    As we return from the commercial break, Prince Pretty makes his way out to the ring with his selfie stick in hand as the crowd cheer for the popular supermodel as he makes his way to the ring. Breeze is strutting his stuff, Michael Cole tells us Paige has made AJ Styles vs Curt Hawkins official for next week's Monday Night Raw. Big Show wonders if Curt Hawkins has a chance of beating the Phenomenal one?

    *TOP ONE PERCENT*

    EC3 makes his way out as the crowd boos the one percenter as he is joined by his manager/ assistant Drake Maverick. Both men walk to the ring as Big Show reminds the fans of what happened last week and the fact EC3 felt disrespected by Tyler Breeze and will be looking to show Breeze does not belong in the ring with him. Michael Cole also mentions EC3 will be feeling the pressure to win tonight after a slow start to his time on Monday Night Raw.

    Match 2: Tyler Breeze vs EC3 w/Drake Maverick

    Match summary: Breeze starts off hot causing EC3 to roll to the outside, looking frustrated. EC3 gains the upper hand thanks to Drake Maverick getting in between the two men on the outside. Breeze sends Drake into the barricade but EC3 pounces on Tyler Breeze and takes control of the match, slowing down the pace before tossing Tyler Breeze back into the ring.

    Once inside the ring, he starts to work over the supermodel, really looking to wear him down. Breeze struggles as EC3 looks desperate to pick up the win tonight and get back on track. However, Breeze mounts a comeback and starts getting back in control. He lines up EC3 looking to finish him with the Unprettier! However as this is happening, Drake Maverick makes his way over to Breeze's selfie stick.

    Drake Maverick grabs hold of the stick and teases breaking it, as Breeze drops EC3 and rolls to the outside as he clobbers Drake Maverick with a supermodel kick! Breeze makes his way back into the ring but the distraction has allowed EC3 to recover. EC3 catches Breeze with a flying clothesline dropping Breeze. EC3 wastes no time lifting Breeze up and hits him with the Top One Percent. EC3 makes the cover and picks up the win!

    Winner via pinfall: EC3 (8:35)

    EC3 gets to his feet, soaking in all the boos from the fans as Drake Maverick is still down and out on the outside of the ring. Michael Cole says EC3 should give the assist to Drake Maverick because without his interference tonight, Breeze had the match won. Tyler Breeze is shown in the ring looking annoyed at losing tonight as EC3 heads up the ramp with a now semi-conscious Drake Maverick gloating about picking up the victory.

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    *BOOYAKA 619*

    The Cruiserweight champion Rey Mysterio makes his way out joined by his son Dominick, without his Cruiserweight title getting a pop from the live crowd. In the ring, we can see a podium set up with a title belt clearly under a black cloth. Big Show on commentary being a really good friend of Mysterio's hypes up what he has done in his career and what he has done for wrestling over the years. Rey Mysterio is now in the ring as his son stands behind him with a massive smile on his face as Rey looks to address the live crowd.

    Rey Mysterio: I just want to tell you fans how special tonight is. Not because of me but because of you people.

    Cheers from the fans as Rey smiles.

    Rey Mysterio: Without you people, I would not be where I am today. You fans give me strength, you give me support and you made me want to bring the Cruiserweight division back to where it belongs.

    Rey makes his way over to his son smiling at him.

    Rey Mysterio: And it is not just me you give strength to. Watching the fans cheer me on and support me inspired my son to follow his father in his footsteps as he prepares to step into the ring.

    Rey and Dominick share a hug in the ring as Rey makes his way over to the podium as he gets ready to unveil the title belt.

    Rey Mysterio: But this isn't just about us. This is about the Cruiserweight division and I want a new title belt to represent that.

    Rey Mysterio pulls the black cloth off the podium and reveals the brand new title belt getting a loud pop from the live crowd. Here is what it looks like:


    Rey Mysterio grabs hold of the Cruiserweight title lifting it into the air showing it off to the fans. Once he is done he passes the title to his son who places the title around his waist.

    Rey Mysterio: This is a new era for the Cruiserweight division. And next week I find out who gets to challenge me for this belt at Summerslam. And looking at the names, all four men would be worthy challengers.

    Rey lets out a smile being respectful as ever.

    *BOLLYWOOD BREAKDOWN*

    Boos from the crowd as the Cruiserweight tag team The Singh Brothers make their way out with sunglasses on their faces as Rey Mysterio and Dominick look confused.

    Samir Singh: You made a massive mistake tonight Rey.

    Sunil Singh:Massive!

    Samir Singh: You had a title unveiling and you didn't invite WWE's only Bollywood stars?

    Sunil Singh: What a mistake.

    Samir Singh: We are worldwide icons. I bet everyone in the crowd has seen our films.

    Sunil Singh: Let's hear it if you have seen our movies!

    Complete silence from the crowd, which makes Dominick in the ring laugh. The Singh Brothers at this point slide into the ring and stare at Rey's son.

    Samir Singh: What are you laughing at? Did your dad fail to teach you respect?

    Boos from the crowd as Rey looks at the pair.

    Rey Mysterio: I think it is time for you to leave.

    Sunil Singh laughs as he walks over to Rey putting his hand on Rey's shoulder.

    Sunil Singh: Rey you need to learn to treat real stars like us with respect. We came out here to bring interest to your division. We are here to help.

    Dominick at this point has had enough and moves Sunil's hand off Rey's shoulder.

    Dominick: Get your hands off my dad!

    Samir, however, responds to this by slapping Dominick in the face!

    Samir Singh: Who do yo...

    Rey Mysterio dropkicks Samir sending him flying before taking down Sunil Singh with a wheelbarrow bulldog! Rey then checks on his son who says he is fine. Rey can be heard saying a few words to his son. Dominick nods and both men charge at the rising Singh Brothers and hits them with dual hurricannas getting a massive pop from the crowd! Both Rey and Dominick look to the crowd before nodding as the pair hit A 619 ON EACH OF THE SINGH BROTHERS! The fans let out a loud pop as Rey and Dominick share a hug in the ring whilst the Singh brothers lay down and out in the center of the ring.

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    As we return from the commercial break we see Tony Nese sat on a chair staring at the camera.

    Tony Nese: Let me start by saying this. Oney you will pay for what you did to me last week. You think I'm weak? I will prove otherwise. But I can't let that cloud my judgment as there are two other opponents in the match.

    Tony Nese takes a moment before looking to carry on.

    Tony Nese: So you want to know why I'm going to win at Summerslam? I mean I've become champion before. I know what it is like to be at the top and I thrive on competition. So stepping into the ring with three of the best Cruiserweights in the world? I'm more than ready and I will win because I'm the premier athlete.

    We then cut to the commentary team as Michael Cole hypes the fatal four-way next week. Big Show tells us we will hear from Akira Tozawa and Noam Dar before the end of the show.

    *WHAT YOU THINK*

    Tamina makes her way to the ring getting a very small reaction from the crowd as Michael Cole and Big Show carry on telling us about the fatal four-way next week.

    *THE NEXT VOYAGE*

    Kairi Sane makes her way out with her telescope in hand as she spies Tamina in the ring but her eyes will be on the prize that comes from winning this tournament, a shot at the Raw Women's title at Summerslam. Michael Cole puts over Kairi Sane and the impressive win she picked up over the 6 time Women's champion Mickie James on the Stomping Grounds pre-show. Once inside the ring, Tamina looks cocky whilst Kairi looks way ahead of the match due to the size of her opponent.

    Match 3: Kairi Sane vs Tamina

    Match summary: Kairi Sane may have come into this match a little wary but she quickly overcomes Tamina as she uses her strikes to take down her larger opponent and in the end hits her with an In-sane elbow advancing to the semi-finals!

    Winner via pinfall: Kairi Sane (4:29)

    Kairi Sane gets to her feet all smiles as usual and is one step closer to a title shot at Summerslam. Michael Cole hypes up the potential of a Becky Lynch vs Kairi Sane match at Summerslam and wonders if the pirate princess can get her hands on some treasure!

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    We return from the commercial break as we can see Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura are sat in a locker room together and silence speaks for itself with neither man wanting to talk to the other. The door however suddenly opens and Lana walks in. Rusev gets up and kisses his wife on the lips as Shinsuke in the background rolls his eyes.

    Rusev: So what was your idea?

    Lana: So I spoke to Paige and next week we have a match against the debuting Street Profits!

    Rusev nods and kisses his wife again as Shinsuke mutters something under his breath.

    Rusev: What did you say?

    Shinsuke Nakamura: Nothing. Me no speak English.

    Shinsuke lets out a troll-like smirk which only pisses off Rusev.

    Lana: Listen Shinsuke this is a big opportunity for you two to get back on the map. You beat the Street Profits and we might get a shot at the tag team titles.

    Shinsuke holds his chin before nodding.

    Shinsuke Nakamura: OK. I will carry your husband to victory.

    Shinsuke walks off and leaves Rusev stood there looking angry.

    Rusev: Carry? I should knock some sense into him.

    Lana: Honey just ignore him OK. I know who the true star on this team is. I mean who else has a day named after him?

    Rusev smiles and chuckles to himself a little before kissing his wife as we cut to what looks like a bar. We see a bunch of people partying in the background as The Street Profits are sat with a couple of drinks next to them, talking to each other.

    Angelo Dawkins: Yo have you heard the news?

    Montez Ford: Kevin Hart Smith took a lie detector test!

    Angelo Dawkins: Wait what? No bro, not that. No, the big news is...

    Montez Ford: KSI is going fight Logan Paul one more time.

    Angelo Dawkins: No dude. Rusev and Shinsuke want the smoke.

    Montez Ford: Oh they want the smoke?

    Angelo Dawkins: Oh they want it. Next week we are taking on Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura.

    Montez Ford: Oh man that is some fire.

    Montez does an over the top celebration jumping in the air, clearly hyped up.

    Montez Ford: Two former United states champions? Shinsuke Nakamura who won the royal rumble. Rusev who beat John Cena.

    Angelo Dawkins: Hey we asked for the smoke and we got it.

    Both men high five each other.

    Montez Ford: Now let's go PARTY!

    Montez heads to the dance floor and starts busting a move as Angelo Dawkins chuckles before joining his friend. The pair are clearly the life and soul of the party as the following graphic appears on the screen:

    The Street Profits
    Bringing the swag back to Monday Night Raw
    Next week!

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    We return from the commercial break as we can see Noam Dar sat on a chair staring at the camera as he is noticeably chewing his gum excessively loud.

    Noam Dar: Why do I need to do this? Every smart person knows the Scottish Supernova is going to Summerslam.

    Dar spits his gum out.

    Noam Dar: I mean look at the people I'm facing. They just don't measure up. Oney is an angry little troll, Tony Nese was a paper champion and Akira? Akira is missing his buddy, Brian Kendrick.

    Noam Dar smirks pulling out another lot of gum and sticking it in his mouth as he begins chewing super loud once again.

    Noam Dar: And then at Summerslam, I get to break Rey Mysterio's leg and put the legend on the shelf where he belongs. The young always replace the old!

    Noam Dar once again spits out his gum before walking off looking every bit the cocky prick he is. We then cut to Charly Caruso who is stood backstage ready for an interview.

    Charly Caruso: Would you please welcome my guest at this time, Mustafa Ali.

    Mustafa Ali walks into the shot with a big smile on his face. Ali is in a hoodie as he smiles at Charly Caruso.

    Charly Caruso: Ali, what did you think of AJ's comments earlier on tonight calling your pinfall on him a fluke?

    Mustafa Ali: Listen AJ Styles can say what he likes but if he wants to back those words up I will take him on, any time, any place.

    Charly Caruso: My...

    ???: Ali is ducking the real fight.

    Charly Caruso and Mustafa Ali turn around to see Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush. Bobby Lashley stands behind Lio looking angry and serious whilst Lio does what he does best, run his mouth.

    Lio Rush: You need to stop focusing on AJ and focus on the man of the hour, the man with all the power, the man who eliminated you from the Elimination Chamber, Walking Armageddon himself Bobby Lashley!

    Mustafa Ali: Is that a challenge?

    Mustafa Ali showing no fear as he barges past Lio Rush and stands in front of Bobby Lashley.

    Lio Rush: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Not here. A match with my main man needs hype. We will go to Paige and next week, Bobby Lashley will display all the power and show Paige why he should fight Seth Rollins at Summerslam.

    Mustafa Ali keeps eye contact with Bobby Lashley the whole time Lio is talking, knowing who the real threat is.

    Mustafa Ali: See you next week.

    Ali and Lashley stare each other down as we cut back to the ring.

    *SKY'S THE LIMIT*

    The crowd let out a loud pop as Mrs. Money in the Bank and one-half of the Women's tag team champions makes her way to the ring. Michael Cole on commentary mentions the title shot Sasha Banks already has and says maybe Sasha Banks is eying up all the gold. Big Show mentions we have seen very few double champions in WWE but we haven't seen a triple champion before.

    *NEW FOUNDATION*

    Also getting a pop from the live crowd but nowhere near as large, Natalya makes her way to the ring ahead of a big opportunity tonight. Michael Cole mentions Natalya wanting another shot at the Man Becky Lynch after losing to her a month ago. Big Show mentions Natalya's tag team partner who has taken a few weeks off to heal her injuries and says that could be added motivation for Natayla.

    Match 4: Sasha Banks vs Natalya

    Match Summary: Both women take their time feeling each other out in the early stages. Sasha Banks would try to work over the back of Natalya setting her up for the Bank Statement whilst Natalya looks to work over the back and legs of Banks as she looks to go for the Sharpshooter. This leads to a mostly technical affair as both women look to grind each other down throughout the match with various submissions.

    As it goes on Sasha noticeably takes a little bit longer to break her submission holds then Natalya does, really looking to rack up the damage and gain any little edge she can over the Queen of Harts. In the end, the little edges are telling as the damage done to Natalya's back means she is unable to full lock in the Sharpshooter. Sasha Banks takes advantage hitting the Backstabber on Natalya! Banks quickly follows it up by locking in the Bank Statement and Natalya has no choice but to tap out!

    Winner via submission: Sasha Banks (11:01)

    Sasha Banks lets go of the hold as soon as the bell rings, with the referee raising her hand into the air. The Boss soaks in the cheers from the crowd as Michael Cole hypes this up as maybe being BOSS TIME! Big Show mentions it will now be Sasha Banks vs Kairi Sane in the semi-finals of the tournament as the camera shows Kairi Sane watching the match backstage as she a big smile on her face, relishing the challenge. Sasha Banks meanwhile in the ring lifts her Women's tag team title in her left hand and the Money in the Bank briefcase in her right hand.

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    As we return from the commercial break, we cut to the commentary team as Michael Cole informs us that right now we are going to see a pre-recorded interview that took place earlier today with Matt Riddle. We cut to a nice room as we can see Renee Young sat ready to start as Matt Riddle walks into the room in a yellow tracksuit, with his headphones around his neck and a big smile on his face.

    Matt Riddle: Yo Renee.

    Renee Young: Hello Matt, thanks for agreeing to this interview.

    Matt Riddle: Aw Renee, you're doing me a favor bro. I love nothing more than speaking my mind.

    Matt Riddle takes a seat across from Renee Young, putting his feet on the table as he gets super relaxed.

    Renee Young: So a lot of people don't know this but you have only been wrestling for 5 years now is that correct?

    Matt Riddle: That's correct. I mean I'm the only man to get fired from MMA with a 4 match win streak. But life gives you new doors and opportunities and it brought me here.

    As Matt is talking we get clips of his matches in not just NXT but also a few of his matches in Progress Wrestling.

    Matt Riddle: I love fighting. I love taking on the best.

    Renee Young: And the best including Goldberg?

    Matt looks annoyed at that line as he shakes his head clearly disagreeing.

    Matt Riddle: When I talk about the best I think of Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Bret Hart, hell the man I plan on retiring Brock Lesnar!

    Renee Young: You plan to retire Brock Lesnar?

    Matt Riddle: Yeah bro. Listen I'm always honest. I say what I feel. I came here to be the best and if that means stepping on a few toes and pissing a few people off, hey bro that's what I'm going to do.

    Renee Young: Do you think your mouth could get you into trouble?

    Matt Riddle: Bro I'm just being honest. If that gets me into trouble...

    Matt shrugs.

    Renee Young: Before we get onto Goldberg again, don't you think angering Brock Lesnar is a bad idea?

    Matt Riddle laughs.

    Matt Riddle: Probably but angering him is the easiest way to get him to fight me.

    Matt moves his feet off the table as he leans forward.

    Matt Riddle: But the difference between Goldberg and Brock is I respect Brock. I have none for Goldberg.

    Renee looks a little confused.

    Renee Young: But you said you wanted to retire Brock Lesnar?

    Matt Riddle: Yeah bro. Because I want to be the man to say he made the toughest fighter in WWE history retire. That is like my dream. Goldberg after I beat his ass, I don't care what he does.

    We see clips of Brock Lesnar competing throughout the years even against Goldberg in recent years as Matt Riddle carries on.

    Matt Riddle: He is a man who has done everything! He has done it in UFC and WWE. He has made it to the top in both and you don't do that without hard work. I mean look at the shape he is in. That takes a lot of work. However, there is one thing that bothers me.

    Renee Young: What's that?

    Matt Riddle: He has gotten complacent. The dude is capable of so much more but he feels like he unbeatable so doesn't try. So I want to be the one that conquers him and ends his career. Could you imagine what that would be like bro! I might even get Paul Heyman to announce I conquered the beast!

    Renee can't help but smile and nods agreeing with Matt Riddle.

    Renee Young: Why do you hate Goldberg?

    Matt Riddle who is normally all smiles, is no longer smiling as he takes a moment before speaking, surprising Renee. Renee would then look to fill the silence with another question.

    Renee Young: Have you always hated Goldberg or is this a recent th...

    Matt Riddle: I've always hated Goldberg. Everyone used to tell me for years “Oh bro this guy is so good.” No, he is terrible and the most over-hyped wrestler in history.

    Riddle is clearly getting heated.

    Matt Riddle: He is a dangerous moron who doesn't know his own power. Like, Goldberg is so clumsy and reckless he ended the career of Bret Hart by accident. No malice, just him being a careless moron.Goldberg is a former football player who learned two moves and button mashed them until he had a 250 match win streak. If you survive those two moves, you beat him. He has no stamina bro. After a couple of minutes, he is totally gassed! Me? I can go all night long.

    Matt Riddle winks at Renee who smirks as somewhere Moxley gets ready a barbed wire baseball bat.

    Matt Riddle: Renee, did you know when Paige offered me the chance to come to Raw, I said no. I loved NXT. NXT is the future and I loved my time down there. I mean who doesn't love Florida. I didn't have to travel and I got to face some of the best wrestlers in the world each week.

    Renee Young: What changed your mind?

    Matt Riddle: I was promised Goldberg would be coming to Raw. Paige knew that even the smallest chance to end the myth would bring the ultimate bro to Raw. I mean he knew where I was and has been ducking me for years. So I came to him.

    Renee Young: Well that answers all my questions. Once again Matt, thanks for your time.

    Matt Riddle: Renee, any time.

    Matt Riddle smiles as he shakes her hand and walks out of the room as we cut to a commercial break.

    Ad break

    We return from the commercial break as we can see Akira Tozawa looking at the camera with a serious look on his face.

    Akira Towaza: Why am I going to win at Summerslam? Because AHA.

    Akira gets to his feet as he hypes himself up.

    Akira Towaza: I am going to kick Dar in the head and knock him out! AHA. I will put down Oney Lorcan!! AHA. And I will suplex Nese! AHA. See you soon Rey! AHA

    We cut to the ring as Michael Cole mentions the interview we saw before the commercial with Matt Riddle having a lot to say. Big Show talks about most people when they come into the business, look to keep their mouths shut not wanting to rub anyone the wrong way but Riddle doesn't pull any punches. Michael Cole tells us we will hear what Goldberg has to say in response next week as he will be interviewed by Renee Young.

    *GOLDEN GODDESS*

    Mandy Rose makes her way to the ring getting boos from the live crowd. Big Show on commentary talks about the fact everyone is talking about Sasha Banks and Bayley facing each other in the finals but what about Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose facing each other in the semi-finals if Mandy wins tonight. She mocks the crowd before showing off why she is god's greatest creation.

    *TURN IT UP*

    Bayley makes her way to the ring holding one-half of the Women's tag team titles in the air but she is not all smiles. She points to Mandy in the ring who rolls her eyes and tells Bayley they didn't attack her. Bayley slides into the ring and gets in Mandy's face as Mandy pushes her hand in Bayley's face and calls her a stupid girl which prompts Bayley to smash her in the face with a punch! Mandy drops to the mat clutching her face as Bayley passes her tag team title to the referee. He passes it to the timekeeper before calling for the bell getting this underway!

    Match 5: Bayley vs Mandy Rose

    Match summary: Bayley jumps on Mandy Rose and lays into her with numerous lefts and rights. Mandy tries to fight back but Bayley is too strong and picks up the win with a Bayley to Belly without struggling too much.

    Winner via pinfall: Bayley (2:40)

    Bayley gets to her feet still not happy as the crowd cheers her on. Mandy Rose meanwhile rolls to the outside holding her face as Michael Cole puts over how impressive the fight Bayley showed tonight was and wonders what she will do to Sonya Deville next week after their attack at Money in the Bank. Big Show tells us Fire and Desire can keep denying the attack all they want because Bayley clearly thinks they were behind it and is looking for revenge! We then cut to the backstage area as Charly Caruso is stood ready for an interview.

    Charly Caruso: Would you please welcome my guest at this time, Bobby Roode.

    Bobby Roode walks into the show getting boos from the live crowd, as the glorious one looks to be in a bad mood.

    Charly Caruso: Bobby in tonight's main event you take on the number one contender for the Universal title Aleister Black. How are you feeling ahead of that match?

    Bobby looks at her with disgust.

    Bobby Roode: How do I feel? I feel disgusted. It should be in that spot. I'm the only one who is glorious enough to take this brand to new heights. But this company is used to wasting potential.

    Bobby strokes his chin before letting out a smile.

    Bobby Roode: However, I have an opportunity. You see if I beat Aleister Black tonight, Paige will have no choice but to give me the one on one title shot I deserve!

    Bobby Roode walks off smirking, clearly having a plan in mind for the main event tonight.

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    When we return from the commercial break, we are inside a gym as the camera shows Kurt Angle and Chad Gable make their way inside. Chad Gable is all smiles as he can be heard talking to Angle as they make their way over to the weights and equipment.

    Kurt Angle: Now if I'm going to be your coach, we are going to be doing some intense training.

    Chad Gable: Like you did before the Olympics?

    Gable is like a puppy so happy to be training under his idol and hero.

    Kurt Angle:Yes and no. Over the years, do you know how I kept performing at an elite level even outside WWE? By updating my methods. And whilst my body ain't what it used to be, I make sure I live up to the 3 I's which are...

    Chad Gable: Intensity, Integrity, and Intelligence!

    Kurt can't help but blush a little bit.

    Chad Gable: I made sure I learned them when growing up. I even made a note of them...

    ???: Fella you need to calm down a little.

    The camera pans over as we can see the Celtic Warrior himself Sheamus with a big smile on his face. He is a bit red as he has been clearly working out.

    Chad Gable: Sheamus?

    Sheamus: That's right Chad, put it there.

    Both men shake hands as Angle steps forward to explain.

    Kurt Angle: Y'see I ain't in the shape I once was. My mind is still the same but the body, it just ain't willing anymore. So to make sure you are in the best possible shape to beat Joe, I went to look for the best trainer around and my son stumbled upon this man's youtube channel.

    Chad Gable: Jason watches Celtic Warrior workouts?

    Kurt Angle: Yes he does. He keeps sharing the videos with me on what's it called? Myspace that's it! Anyway, Sheamus knows more training techniques then I do and there is no athlete better equipped for getting you into the shape you need to be in to beat Samoa Joe.

    Sheamus: I know more training techniques then you can shake a stick at and it will help me get back into ring shape myself.

    Chad Gable: OK Sheamus where do we start?

    The camera cuts away as the two men start talking to each other and we cut to the Lucha Dragons who are stood in front of a ring with both men facing the camera.

    Kalisto: Over the last few weeks me and my buddy Sin Cara we have been on a run.

    Sin Cara: Win after win after win.

    Kalisto: By just doing Lucha things.

    Sin Cara: But we have our eyes on gold.

    Kalisto: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. We are coming for the Raw tag team titles.

    Sin Cara: We have never quite been able to get our hands on those titles.

    Kalisto: But now we want to make up for lost time.

    Sin Cara: The dragons rise

    Kalisto: And we are the future of Lucha!

    Both men let out a smile as they look fired up, sending a clear message to the current Raw tag team champions.

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    When we return from the commercial break, we can see Heath Slater stood in the ring ready for a match as the commentary team inform us Mustafa Ali vs Bobby Lashley has been made official for next week's Monday Night Raw!

    *DESTROYER*

    The United States champion Samoa Joe marches to the ring with an angry snarl on his face. Heath Slater in the ring looks worried in the ring and knows what is about to happen, almost wishing his friend Rhyno was here to help him. The referee rings the bell and this is underway!

    Match 6: Samoa Joe vs Heath Slater

    Match Summary: Heath gets wrecked as Joe takes him down in quick fashion and locks in the Coquina clutch forcing Slater to tap out in under a minute.

    Winner via submission: Samoa Joe (0:58)

    Joe tosses the limp body of Heath Slater to the side as he tells the referee to get him his title. As he does that we see Heath Slater try to roll out of the ring but Joe won't allow that! He drags him back towards the center of the ring and lays into the one-man-band! He gets a few more shots in before lifting him into the air and planting him with the musclebuster!

    Joe gets to his feet happy with his handiwork which gets a mixed reaction from the live crowd as he snatches the United States title from the referee and shouts to the crowd no one is going to stop him, no one! We then cut to the backstage area as we can see Renee Young ready for a backstage interview.

    Renee Young: Would you please welcome my guests at this time, Zelina Vega, Cesaro and Andrade Cien Almas.

    All 3 walk into the shot with Andrade and Cesaro in a pair of nice crisp suits whilst Zelina Vega has a wicked smile on her face and the Money in the Bank briefcase in her hands.

    Renee Young: Last week saw Cesaro pick up his second win in a row under your leadership Zelina. What is next for the Swiss Superman?

    Zelina Vega: Me and Cesaro will be looking to get him in a position to fight for the gold. I mean maybe we find him a partner and go after the Raw tag team titles. Or maybe he goes after the United States champion Samoa Joe. But for Cesaro, no matter what success is in his future.

    Renee Young: What did you make of Dolph Ziggler leaving Raw and joining NXT after losing to both of your clients?

    Andrade in background smirks.

    Andrade Cien Almas: Corrió como un cobarde.

    Zelina Vega: Exactly Andrade. He ran away because he couldn't handle his failures. He knew he made the biggest mistake of his career turning us down. But he isn't the only person in our sights. You see Andrade has his eyes on the top prize.

    As Zelina Vega says that we see Seth Rollins walk into the shot behind her, holding his Universal title.

    Seth Rollins: Is that so?

    Andrade turns around and gets in Seth's face though Seth refuses to back down. Cesaro just stands behind Andrade looking serious.

    Seth Rollins: Any time you want to step up and fight me I will be ready. I mean I pulled off the heist of the century. So don't try to sneak up on me because I will be ready for it.

    Seth Rollins walks off leaving Andrade and Zelina Vega fuming as they start to talk to each other as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside who gives us a quick rundown of the matches announced for next week's show before telling us the main event of the evening is up next and to not go anywhere.

    Ad break

    *BURN IT DOWN/ SECOND COMING*

    Seth Rollins's music hits as the Universal champion makes his way to the commentary desk joining Micheal Cole and Big Show. Both men welcome him as Seth Rollins tells us he is here to see what Aleister Black can do first hand.

    *GLORIOUS DOMINATION*

    Bobby Roode makes his way out shaking his head, still annoyed it is not him fighting Seth Rollins for the Universal title next week. The crowd boos him as Michael Cole asks Seth his thoughts on Bobby Roode. Seth Rollins tells us Roode may be great in the ring but his ego gets in the way and he has already beaten him.

    *ROOT OF ALL EVIL*

    Aleister Black makes his usual gothic entrance getting loud cheers from the crowd as Roode rolls his eyes in the ring unimpressed. Big Show asks Seth if he has a plan for Aleister Black who is a unique superstar. Seth says he is working on a plan but something he has to worry about is the Black Mass. Seth puts it over as something no one has kicked out of and therefore he has to find a way to make sure he never gets to hit with it. Aleister Black once in the ring stares down Bobby Roode as the referee calls for the bell and this match is underway.

    Main event: Aleister Black vs Bobby Roode

    Match summary: Black in the opening moments of this match peppers Roode with several kicks really taking control and forces him to the outside. Roode ends up holding his neck on the outside as Black goes for a suicide dive before stopping in the center of the ring as he pauses to meditate! This infuriates Roode who rushes back into the ring and goes on the attack but once again Black counters him and brings him down to the mat with a legsweep!

    Roode noticeably lands awkwardly and clutches his neck. Black takes control of the match as he works over Roode but Roode gets back into it with an eye poke. Roode is in control now but even whilst in control, he is grabbing his neck which is in a lot of pain. Roode realizing how much pain he is in looks to finish this quickly but Black transitions a DDT attempt into a Fujiwara Armbar!

    Bobby Roode struggles in the hold but gets his hand onto the bottom rope forcing the break. Black though is quick to follow up with several stomps to the chest before flying off the ropes with a springboard moonsault. 1 2 Roode barely kicks out! Black though looks at Seth Rollins and climbs to the top rope as he takes a few moments to dive off and hit a double foot stomp. Black hooks the leg 1 2 3 Black picks up the win!

    Winner via pinfall: Aleister Black (6:00)

    As soon as the referee's hand hits the mat for 3, Bobby Roode rolls to the outside as the medics come over to check on him with the referee throwing up the X symbol. Meanwhile, Michael Cole on commentary asks Seth if he has, even more, to worry about after that match. Seth quips that Black ain't a one-trick pony it seems and he has a lot to plan for. Seth takes his headset off as he walks towards the top of the entrance ramp. Aleister Black meanwhile is as calm as ever is sat in the middle of the ring meditating as the show comes to a close with the two men staring each other down ahead of their Universal title match next week.


    Matches confirmed for next week:


    Universal title match:
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Aleister Black

    Semi-final tournament match:
    Sasha Banks vs Kairi Sane

    Semi-final tournament match:
    Sonya Deville vs Bayley

    Number one contender's for the Cruiserweight title fatal 4 way match:
    Oney Lorcan vs Akira Tozawa vs Tony Nese vs Noam Dar

    Singles match:
    Mustafa Ali vs Bobby Lashley

    Singles match:
    AJ Styles vs Curt Hawkins

    Debut match:
    Street Profits vs Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura



    Matches confirmed for 2 weeks time:

    Women tournament final:
    Sasha Banks or Kairi Sane vs Sonya Deville or Bayley



    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston or Randy Orton (c) vs Drew McIntyre or Roman Reigns

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Sonya Deville or Kairi Sane or Sasha Banks or Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch or Lacey Evans (c) vs Charlotte Flair or Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan or Akira Tozawa or Tony Nese or Noam Dar

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

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    WWE News:

    Bobby Roode out for 8 months:

    On Monday Night Raw, the main event had a weird finish with Black not using the Black Mass like usual. This happened due to Bobby Roode partway through the match picking up a serious neck injury. After the show had gone off the air, Roode had to be helped to the back and the diagnosis is not good. Bobby Roode has been ruled out of action for 8 months. The injury seemed to occur after Bobby Roode landed awkwardly after a legsweep. There were plans in place for Bobby Roode to be a key part of the mid-card over the coming months which will have to now be rewritten.

    Booker note: EWR injury on the show to Bobby Roode basically forced the ending on Raw. Shame as I had plans for Roode in the mid-card as a heel but they will have to be adjusted.

    Jeff Hardy vs Bray Wyatt made for Smackdown:

    Shane McMahon has announced on Twitter Jeff Hardy will be taking on Bray Wyatt this week on Smackdown Live and the winner will pick the stipulation for the Smackdown Tag team titles match at The Great American Bash! Jeff will be doubly motivated looking for revenge after being injured by the War Raiders a month ago. What will happen when the two former World champions collide?

    Confirmed for Smackdown:

    Main event grudge match (New Day are banned from ringside):
    Xavier Woods vs Randy Orton

    Winner picks the stipulation for The Great American Bash:
    Jeff Hardy vs Bray Wyatt

    Steel cage match:
    Alexa Bliss vs Ruby Riott

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    Smackdown Live
    July 2nd:
    San Antonio, Texas


    Smackdown Live starts with the usual introduction before we cut to the commentary team. Cory Graves and Byron Saxton hype up the upcoming show as they tell us the 3 matches that were announced before the show: A steel cage match between Alexa Bliss and Ruby Riott, Jeff Hardy vs Bray Wyatt with the winner picking the stipulation for the Smackdown tag team titles match and in the main event Xavier Woods takes on Randy Orton.


    Big E: Ooooooooooooh, San Antonio Texas! Don't you dare be sour. Clap for your world famous WWE Champion and feel the power!

    *NEW DAY NEW WAY*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as the New Day makes their way to the ring, as Big E and Xavier Woods slap hands with the fans whilst Kofi shows off his WWE title. There are none of the usual pancake throwing antics and games with the crowd as The New Day are clearly in a serious mood tonight.

    Corey says at The Great American Bash Kofi faces his greatest test in the form of the man who kept him down years ago, Randy Orton. Byron on commentary responds telling Corey that Kofi was able to overcome being held down at Wrestlemania and he thinks Kofi can do it again this Sunday. The New Day are now in the ring, with each of them holding a microphone.

    Kofi Kingston: Before I start, I just want to thank you fans again.

    Cheap pop but Kofi smiles.

    Kofi Kingston: No I really mean it. Without your support, I wouldn't have got the opportunity to fight for the WWE title at Wrestlemania. I wouldn't have got to live my dreams and without your support as well as my brothers’ support, I might already be retired.

    The crowd starts up a New Day rocks chant bringing a smile to all 3 men's faces.

    Kofi Kingston: You two really do.

    Both men smile as Big E does a fake crying bit behind him.

    Kofi Kingston: And that is why I must beat Randy Orton this Sunday!

    Boos for the mention of the Viper Randy Orton.

    Kofi Kingston: He has tried to get to me by hurting my friends. He punted one of my best friends in the skull and I know why Randy did it? Because he is scared.

    Ohhhs from the crowd.

    Kofi Kingston: Me and Randy have history. And I know what kind of person he is. He thrives on bullying people, making them fear him. Getting in their heads and then he strikes.

    Kofi sighs before lifting his WWE title in the air.

    Kofi Kingston: Bryan is only part of the reason it took so long for me to get a one on one WWE title shot.

    Xavier Woods: Randy Orton used to use his power backstage to Kofi down and do you want to know why?

    Big E: Because Kofi refuses to be scared by a bully.

    Kofi Kingston: And that's what makes you scared Randy. I have the power of positivity behind me. I refuse to let a bully like you keep me down!

    Cheers from the crowd getting behind the fired up Kofi Kingston.

    Kofi Kingston: With my boys and these fans behind me you can't stop me. I need to beat you. You have messed with my friends, heck I know you're going to try messing with Xavier tonight but we always have each others back.

    Xavier Woods: Just because I said they wouldn't be at ringside doesn't mean my friends have to stay in the locker room.

    Big E reaches into his trunks and pulls out a PANCAKE!

    Kofi Kingston: Dude. Time and a place.

    Big E: Sorry forgot I had that in there.

    Big E instead of throwing it away eats the pancake as Woods and Kofi can't help but laugh at his antics. Big E once he finishes eating the pancake reaches back inside his trunks and pulls out two tickets! The camera then zooms in on two empty seats in the front row with a reserved sign on them.

    Kofi Kingston: We may not be at ringside but we will be right there, ready if you try anything, Randy.

    Cheers from the crowd as Kofi Kingston looks to carry on, however...

    *SHER (LION)*

    The crowd starts to boo as the former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal makes his way out with a microphone in his hand and looks to be in a bad mood (as always). The New Day in the ring look confused and wonder why Jinder is out here. Jinder, as he is walking to the ring, starts pointing at the crowd.

    Jinder Mahal: You people disgust me!

    Boos from the crowd as Jinder Mahal shakes his head.

    Jinder Mahal: I never got this treatment. I had to scratch and claw my way to the WWE title. I had to go away, get in the best shape of my life and come back before getting an opportunity at the WWE title. But did I get any love? Where was Jindermania!

    Big E: Maybe it is because nobody likes you?

    Cheers from the crowd as Jinder looks even more annoyed.

    Kofi Kingston: You cheated your way to the WWE title. I mean look where you are without the Singh Brothers.

    Jinder is furious.

    Jinder Mahal: I am the modern-day Maharaja! I don't need those two to get to the top. I beat Randy Orton to take that title! How about I show you and these fans what a real champion looks like right now!

    Big E steps forwards getting in Jinder Mahal's face but Kofi puts his hand out, stepping in front of his friend.

    Kofi Kingston: Well I could do with a warm-up ahead of this Sunday so let's get a referee out here.

    Cheers from the crowd happy to see the WWE Champion in action. Xavier Woods and Big E slide out of the ring as Corey Graves on commentary tells us Shane McMahon has made this match official and it will take place after the commercial break, so don't go anywhere!

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    Match 1: Kofi Kingston w/The New Day vs Jinder Mahal

    Match Summary: We return from the commercial break with this match underway. Big E and Xavier Woods are cheering on their friend at ringside but it is Jinder in control as he has the WWE champion in a rest hold, looking to slow down the pace. However, the tricks that worked for Jinder back in 2017, no longer work as well in 2019 and Kofi keeps the match at a pace he enjoys. Byron on commentary notes that this is a good sign for the Great American Bash as Randy Orton also likes to keep the pace of a match slow and if Kofi counters that this Sunday he is likely to retain. Corey replies to Bryon, telling him that Randy Orton is on another level to Jinder Mahal. We get to closing stages of the match as Jinder Mahal is in control and looks to set Kofi up for the Khallas but Kofi counters with the SOS! 1 2 Jinder kicks out. Jinder gets up looking to go on the attack but Kofi hits him with Trouble in Paradise! 1 2 3 Kofi Kingston picks up the win!

    Winner via pinfall: Kofi Kingston (7:37)

    Kofi Kingston gets to his feet as Big E and Xavier Woods join him in the ring to celebrate his victory. As The New Day are celebrating in the ring, we cut to the backstage area as Randy Orton can be seen watching the match on a TV monitor. He lets out an evil smirk before walking off as he gets ready for his main event match with Xavier Woods tonight.

    The camera then cuts to the car park as we can see Roman Reigns entering the building as you know all the best good guys turn up to the show late. As he is walking through the hallway, we see him get angry. The camera pans over and we see why as Shane McMahon appears with a smile on his face.

    Roman Reigns: You have five seconds to leave before I punch you in the jaw.

    Shane McMahon: Now Roman that is no way to speak to your boss.

    Roman Reigns: Five, four...

    Shane McMahon: Calm down Reigns I come in peace. As you can see none of the Corporation are with me.

    Reigns looks around and see no one waiting in the shadows. However, he doesn't let his guard down.

    Shane McMahon: I came to offer you some advice.

    Reigns is looking at his fist clearly not listening to Shane McMahon and wondering whether he should just punch Shane in the face.

    Shane McMahon: You do what these fans want and you play their hero. But why? Why do you do what these fans want? The only reason any of them cheer you, is due to what happened to you. That is the only reason for the love since coming back. I mean look how they treated you in the past.

    Reigns glares at Shane McMahon who holds his hands up.

    Shane McMahon: Listen I am just speaking as someone who came back and was their savior until one day they turned on me. Said I was abusing my power. Taking time from the real superstars. These fans always change their minds. They're fickle.

    Shane shakes his head.

    Shane McMahon: Roman, if you joined us things would be so much better for you. You wouldn't be losing all the time. Look at last week. You would be the top star on this brand.

    Reigns pauses for a moment looking like he is considering the offer until he grabs Shane McMahon by the collar and pins him against the wall.

    Roman Reigns: I will never join the Corporation.

    Roman drops Shane McMahon as Shane looks a little annoyed before he readjusts his shirt. Reigns however just carries on walking down the hallway.

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    *I CAME TO PLAY*

    The Miz makes his usual entrance getting a pop from the live crowd as he makes his way to the ring. The Miz seems focused as Corey Graves puts over the rivalry between him and Daniel Bryan over the years with the next chapter in the wars between the two men coming at the Great American Bash. The Miz is now in the ring sat in one of his chairs as he looks to the fans and gets ready to speak.

    The Miz: Welcome to the most must-see talk show in WWE history, MIZ TV!

    Cheap pop but it gets the fans hyped up as The Miz looks to begin.

    The Miz: But let me start this off by sending a message to a man who I'm very familiar with. Daniel Bryan.

    Boos from the crowd due to the mention of Daniel Bryan's name.

    The Miz: Or should I say the New Daniel Bryan? Last week, I beat your friend and now I get my hands on you. But we have been here before. Year after year we fight each other. Hell to quote a line from an ally of mine in recent times, we are destined to do this forever!

    This gets a few fans to pop, getting the Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn reference.

    The Miz: You think I'm soft? Maybe I used to be. Maybe I was soft once upon a time but now? I will show you why I earned these fans respect! I may never earn your respect Bryan but I don't want it! I just want to kick your ass!

    Cheers from the crowd as The Miz is fired up.

    The Miz: But that's not why I'm out here tonight! No, I am here to interview my guest Roman Reigns so let's get the Big Dawg out here!

    Cheers from the live crowd and they don't have to wait long:

    *THE TRUTH REIGNS*

    Roman Reigns walks to the ring getting a pop from the live crowd as he looks very serious. He joins The Miz in the ring and takes a seat across from him.

    The Miz: Thanks for agreeing to this interview Reigns.

    Roman Reigns responds to this by nodding his head.

    The Miz: So last week you took on the Corporation teaming with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn but once again you lost to the Corporation.

    Roman Reigns: I remember.

    The Miz: Do you have a plan for us to stop Shane McMahon?

    Roman Reigns: My plan for taking down the Corporation is this.

    He grabs hold of his fist doing a shotgun motion as the crowd cheer on Roman Reigns.

    The Miz: Well we have been using that but it isn't working.

    Mixed reaction from the crowd but The Miz holds his hands up.

    The Miz: Hear me out. Whatever we are doing isn't working as time and again the Corporation use the numbers game to beat us. We need to find a way to break the cycle.

    Roman takes a moment to think however before he can respond:

    *HERE COMES THE MONEY*

    Shane McMahon makes his way out to the ring as he is flanked by not only the Corporation but he is also joined by his friend Daniel Bryan and his follower Erick Rowan. The Miz and Roman Reigns get to their feet ready for a fight as Shane McMahon smiles.

    Shane McMahon: Roman, Miz you really need to learn to pick your battles. No one can stop the power of the McMahons.

    Boos from the crowd as Shane smiles and laughs to himself.

    Shane McMahon: I told you already Roman but my biggest mistake was trying to please these fans instead of doing what's best for business.

    More boos for that famous line as Daniel Bryan steps forward looking to speak.

    Daniel Bryan: And Miz you're nothing more then a B+ Plus player.

    Massive heat for that line but The Miz just rolls his eyes in the ring.

    Daniel Bryan: Well done cheating to beat Rowan last week but now, I get to destroy you and do something I enjoy more then anything on the planet. Punching you in the face!

    The Miz: Why wait till Sunday? Let's do this right now!

    The Miz slams the microphone down to the mat as he picks up one of the chairs on the set holding it ready for a fight. Drew McIntyre meanwhile snatches the microphone from Daniel Bryan who looks confused.

    Drew McIntyre: You want a fight? You're on!

    Drew tosses the microphone away confusing the rest of the Corporation but they do follow Drew to the ring due to the numbers advantage. They surround the ring ready to attack The Miz and Roman Reigns, however... KEVIN OWENS AND SAMI ZAYN SPRINT DOWN THE RAMP! They get to the ring attacking Shane McMahon and Elias from behind catching the pair by surprise! It ends up turning into a mass brawl which has been the ongoing pattern between these two groups over the last couple of months. Zayn, Owens, The Miz, and Reigns are in control of the brawl at the start but eventually, the numbers game is telling with Drew McIntyre's power being the difference as he knocks Reigns out cold with his lethal claymore kick! In the end, all of the faces are laid out in the ring as The Corporation, Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan stand tall in the ring as Corey tells us he expects to see the same scene this Sunday!

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    *FEMME FATALE*

    We return from the commercial break as The Iiconics start to make their way to the ring getting boos from the live crowd though some fans are just happy the pair from Down Under are without microphones tonight. Corey Graves on commentary mentions this match has been made after the war between the Iiconics and the Twisted Sisters carried on Twitter over the weekend.

    *GLASGOW CROSS*

    Nikki Cross makes her way out to the ring as she is joined by her fellow Twisted Sister Isla Dawn. The pair make their way to the ring as Byron mentions this being an important match for both teams within the Women's tag division with competition on all 4 brands growing as numerous teams will want to be next in line for a shot at Women's tag team titles. Nikki Cross slides into the ring ready for a fight as Peyton Royce on the outside mouths off to Isla Dawn who remains calm.

    Match 2: Billie Kay w/Peyton Royce vs Nikki Cross w/Isla Dawn

    Match summary: Nikki Cross's wild offense leads to Billie Kay spending a lot of the match on the outside trying to regroup. This winds the Twisted Sisters up but this works to Billie's advantage allowing her to cheap shot Nikki after chasing her around the ring and gives Billie her only section where she is in control. However, Nikki survives Billie's control phase and in the end, hits Billie Kay with the Purge for the win!

    Winner via pinfall: Nikki Cross (4:33)

    Nikki Cross gets to her feet as Isla Dawn celebrates in the ring with her friend. Byron says the Twisted Sisters now hold two victories in singles competition over The Iiconics. Corey, however, responds by saying they have yet to beat The Iiconics in tag team action and the real test comes then as the pair are tag team specialists! As Peyton Royce trash talks the pair in the ring we cut to the backstage area as Becky2belts is making her way to the ring looking smug when she is stopped in her tracks as she sees the Women's tag team champions the Boss 'n' Hug Connection! There is tension in the air as Becky stares the tag team champions down before smirking.

    Becky Lynch: I know those belts allow you to go anywhere but you don't have a match tonight? So that's not what you’re here for.

    Becky looks at the Money in the Bank briefcase before lifting her two Women's titles in the air. Sasha Banks lets out a little laugh.

    Sasha Banks: Oh don't worry Becky, you'll know when the Boss goes to the bank and cashes in.

    Bayley: We came here to speak to Shane McMahon actually.

    Becky Lynch: Did you now? Well, Sasha if you want to let me know when you're going to cash that baby in and get dropped like the dope you are, be my guest!

    Sasha Banks: Cute. No, I will cash this in on the Boss's time, not yours. See Becky not everything is about you. Bayley had this great idea didn't you Bayley.

    Bayley nods and lets out a massive smile appreciating the compliment though noticeably Becky rolls her eyes.

    Bayley: Thanks, Sasha. We are going to put these titles on the line in an open challenge, the night after we qualify for the finals of the Raw tournament Women's title.

    Becky Lynch smirks as Bayley looks confused.

    Sasha Banks: What's so funny?

    Becky Lynch: Oh Sasha, unlike Bayley I see right through you. Maybe one day the kid will wake up to what her friend is truly like.

    Sasha looks angry as Bayley looks confused by what Becky is saying.

    Becky Lynch: Now if you excuse me, the man has business to take care of.

    Becky Lynch walks off as Bayley turns to Banks.

    Bayley: What's her problem?

    Sasha Banks: Don't worry about it. Like I said, I will deal with her on the Boss's time.

    Sasha Banks shakes her head looking angry as Smackdown goes to a commercial break.

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    *CELTIC INVASION*

    Becky Lynch makes her way out to the ring getting a loud pop from the live crowd who as usual start up a “Becky2belts” chants as she marches to the ring. Corey Graves mentions what happened before the commercial break and says Becky is smart not to trust the Boss calling Sasha Banks a snake. Back in the ring, Becky Lynch is now ready to speak with a microphone in her hand and her two title belts on her shoulders.

    Becky Lynch: It seems everyone has their eyes on the champ. And I love it.

    Becky smirks as she is really feeling herself tonight.

    Becky Lynch: I mean let's run down the list. I mean on Raw we have Kairi Sane, Sonya Deville, Sasha Banks, and Bayley all fighting in a tournament for the right to fight me at Summerslam! And oh Sasha, trust me I am ready for the knife in my back, unlike Bayley!

    Ooohs from the crowd as Becky looks to carry on.

    Becky Lynch: I know the real reason you want to be here next week. But trust me when I say this, any time you want to cash in I'll be ready for a fight!

    Cheers from the crowd as they are hyped about the possibility of the two horsewomen going head to head.

    Becky Lynch: But it ain't just on Raw the competition is hotting up. Asuka and my old punching bag Charlotte are fighting to see who makes it to Summerslam! However, the Man has one dope she has to take care of first. Lacey Evans.

    Boos for the mention of the first lady of Smackdown Live.

    Becky Lynch: Last week you had a lot to say. Well, The Man always comes around so Lacey how about you say those things to my face right now!

    Becky looks pretty fired up as she waits for the First Lady of Smackdown Live to make her way out but there is no sign of Lacey Evans.

    Becky Lynch: C'mon Lacey? Were you all talk? Didn't they teach you how to fight in the marines?

    Becky is getting really fired up but once again there is no sign of Lacey Evans as Becky shakes her head and makes her way towards the ropes.

    Becky Lynch: Fine, it is time for me to collect the debt one way or another!

    Becky drops the microphone as the crowd cheer excited at the possibility of Becky looking for a fight. She marches up the ramp and makes her way to the back... but she suddenly falls down and crashes to the floor! The crowd are really confused until we see Lacey Evans step out from the back as she blows on her fist. She poses over Becky having knocked her out cold with the Women's right! Lacey in her left hand meanwhile has a microphone and looks to speak staring at the prone Becky Lynch.

    Lacey Evans: Oh Becky, Becky, Becky. Never interrupt a lady when she is doing her work. I'm guessing your mama never raised you right.

    Boos from the live crowd as Lacey lets out a cocky smile.

    Lacey Evans: You have your eyes on everyone else but you should have your ideas on me! Being in the marines talk me to assess the threat but Becky you have so many darling, sooner or later it's going to catch up with you.

    Lacey bends down and grabs Becky Lynch's Smackdown Women's title getting even more heat from the live crowd.

    Lacey Evans: And after this Sunday, you won't have to worry about Charlotte or Asuka because this title will be mine. With a right, a women's right!

    Lacey drops the microphone onto Becky who is still out cold as she stands tall holding the Smackdown Women's title as Corey wonders if this will be the scene we see this Sunday?

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    When we return from the commercial break we see the steel cage that has been hanging in the air all night starts to lower down to the floor as Byron recaps the issues between Alexa Bliss, Ember Moon, and the Riott Squad over the last 2 months. Corey says it comes to a head tonight as Ruby fights Bliss inside a steel cage and wonders if the Goddess of Smackdown Live is making a massive mistake.

    *WE RIOT*

    Ruby Riott leads the way looking all business tonight as she is flanked by her teammates the Riott Squad. Both of them look in an excited mood even though in theory they shouldn't be able to make it into the cage. Byron wonders what their plan is but Corey tells him to shut up and says the pair are clearly out here for moral support.

    *SPITEFUL*

    Alexa Bliss makes her way out getting cheers from the live crowd as she is joined by Ember Moon on the way to the ring. Corey mentions Bliss is smart enough to make sure she has her friend over the last few months by her side to keep an eye on the Riott Squad. Alexa Bliss steps inside the cage as she and Ruby Riott stare each other down as the referee calls for the bell to get this underway.

    Match 3: Steel cage match: Alexa Bliss w/Ember Moon vs Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad

    Match Summary: Once the match gets underway both women spend the first few moments brawling with each other. Both Ruby and Bliss make good use of the cage sending the other into it and pressing them into the cage. Bliss, however, being the smaller competitor struggles as Ruby Riott uses her superior size to control the match and starts working over poor Alexa Bliss! On the outside, the Riott Squad whilst Ruby stays in control chooses not to get involved in the match and stick to watching from the outside. However, Alexa Bliss fights back and sends Ruby crashing into the cage. She slams Ruby's head into the cage wall numerous times before getting her into the center of the ring. At this point with it looking like Bliss is about to win, Liv Morgan attacks the referee on the outside of the cage and grabs the keys!

    Ember Moon goes to stop her but Sarah Logan gets in the way attacking Ember Moon. Liv Morgan meanwhile opens the door and enters the steel cage! On the outside, as this happening Ember takes control of the brawl and slams Sarah Logan into the cage before jumping off the barricade and connecting with a modified Eclipse! Ember then has an idea as she looks at the cage. Back in the ring, Bliss is about to hit her DDT but Liv Morgan catches her with a kick to head. Liv Morgan helps Ruby Riott to her feet as both women start to attack Alexa Bliss, beating her down two on one! They get her in position for a double suplex but Bliss fights Liv Morgan off sending her backwards before Irish whipping Ruby into the cage! Liv though catches Bliss with a kick as she trash talks Bliss but suddenly EMBER MOON DIVES OFF THE CAGE AND HITS LIV MORGAN WITH AN ECLIPSE!

    The crowd let out a massive “HOLY SHIT” chant as Ember Moon and Liv Morgan lay on the mat after that massive spot. Both Bliss and Ruby make their way to their feet selling the damage they have done during this match as they go for each other but as Ruby goes for the Riott Kick, Bliss dodges and catches her with a boot to the gut before planting her with a DDT! She then quickly makes her way to the top rope and hits Twisted Bliss! Bliss makes the cover 1 Sarah Logan enters the cage 2 Ember Moon stops her too!3 ALEXA BLISS PICKS UP THE WIN!

    Winner via pinfall: Alexa Bliss (11:30)

    Alexa Bliss slowly gets to her feet as she gives her friend Ember Moon a hug as both women are happy to have finally gotten the upper hand over the Riott Squad. Both women make their way out of the cage as Corey and Byron on commentary praise Alexa Bliss's performance as well as giving Ember Moon credit for her insane Eclipse off the top rope and stopping the Riott Squad from getting involved in this match. Meanwhile inside the cage, Ruby is coming to as Logan and Morgan help her up but it is clear the leader of the Riott Squad is not happy with them after losing tonight.

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    When we return from the commercial break we focus on the commentary team as Byron Saxton and Corey Graves welcome us back to the show though Corey tells Byron for this next part of the show he needs to head to the ring. He takes a moment to take his headset off before grabbing a microphone and sliding in between the ropes.

    Corey Graves: Now some of you may be wondering why I have stepped into this ring. Well due to chaos of the last few weeks between Finn Balor, Buddy Murphy, Luke Harper and Ricochet, all four men have been banned from contact with each other on tonight's show.

    Boos from the crowd wanting to see them in action.

    Corey Graves: However we will be hearing from all 4 men today as I look to ask them a few questions ahead of the Great American Bash this Sunday.

    The camera then pans to the titantron as it shows the screen split into 4 squares with Finn Balor in the top left in a black leather jacket with his Intercontinental title around his waist. In the top right corner, we see Luke Harper wearing his usual ring gear with a blank expressionless stare. In the bottom left we can see Ricochet with a smile and is wearing a nice suit. Lastly in the bottom right we see Buddy Murphy in a hoodie and jeans as he seems to be chewing gum as he stares at the camera.

    Corey Graves: My first question goes to the current Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor...

    Buddy Murphy: Hey Corey, if anyone should get the first question it is me. People have been sleeping on my abilities for far too long.

    Ricochet: Maybe if you shut your mouth, people would want to listen to you.

    Buddy Murphy: Did I ask for your two cents Trev?

    Ricochet: Nah but I'm going to give it homeboy.

    Finn Balor: Do you two mind? Corey was trying to ask me for a question.

    Corey Graves: Thank you, Finn. How do you feel about defending your Intercontinental title in a match where you don't even have to be pinned to lose your title?

    Finn Balor: I should be angry but I don't mind the challenge. When I won this title from Bobby Lashley I made it clear I welcomed all comers and look how many came. I tried defending this belt in a one on one match but others could not help getting involved.

    Buddy Murphy: I wouldn't have had to if I got what I deserved.

    Luke Harper noticeably stays silent throughout this but looks angry.

    Corey Graves: Buddy onto you, who in my opinion is the best-kept secret in WWE. Why do you think people have overlooked you over the years?

    Buddy Murphy: Listen I'm going to be honest here. A lot of people forget I was an NXT tag team champion. They remember what Ricochet, Finn and Harper did in NXT but not me. Heck, all they remember from my time as a champion down there is my ex.

    Buddy Murphy sighs shaking his head before carrying on.

    Buddy Murphy: And look at my run in the Cruiserweight division. I was relegated to a show no one watched! I held that belt for 6 months, winning it in my home country but I was constantly pushed to the background!

    Buddy Murphy looks angry as he carries on.

    Buddy Murphy: That is why I call myself the best-kept secret in the WWE because it is about time I get the respect and deserve. And when I take that Intercontinental title of yours Finn, my greatness will no longer be denied.

    Corey Graves: My next question goes to Ricochet. You came up from NXT in January with Aleister Black. How have you found your time on Smackdown?

    Ricochet: Listen I love NXT. It is the brand where the future of this company competes but I came here to fight the best today and Finn Balor, well he became the first Universal champion for a reason. Luke Harper, he is a monster and has held that belt before. And...

    Buddy Murphy: And once again I'm forgotten about.

    Ricochet: I was just getting to you homeboy!

    Buddy Murphy: Sure sure. Just remember what happened last time we met in the ring.

    Ricochet: And watch what happens this Sunday.

    Finn Balor: Do you two want to get a room? Let me make one thing clear to you both. If you two want to focus on each other, that is fine because I have my eyes on all three of you!

    Luke Harper: Your eyes should only be on me.

    All 3 men stop arguing and listen to what Luke Harper is saying, with all 3 men wanting a piece of him after his attacks on them over the last few weeks.

    Luke Harper: I have laid waste to all three of you before and this Sunday I lay waste to you all again!

    Luke Harper at this point pulls his microphone out as Corey Graves in the ring looks confused.

    Corey Graves: Luke I haven't asked you any questions yet.

    Luke Harper, however, doesn't care and starts to walk off.

    Finn Balor: Harper, Harper I ain't done with you yet.

    Harper is long gone at this point as the champion sighs.

    Finn Balor: Well, someone else can pass on this message to him. It doesn't matter your size or how big you are, I will defend this Intercontinental title and Luke Harper you will pay for what you have done to me!

    Buddy Murphy: You should be thanking him because without him that title would be me!

    Corey Graves: OK guys I am going to have to bring this interview to a close. Any final words?

    Ricochet: This Sunday I will do things no other man can do and this Sunday I will become Intercontinental champion.

    Finn smiles.

    Finn Balor: Ricochet I respect you but I can assure you, this title stays with me and my demons.

    Buddy Murphy: Listen you two focus on each other all you want but this Sunday, I will make sure people can't forget how good I am!

    The interview is now at an end as Smackdown Live goes to a commercial break.

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    *LIVE IN FEAR*

    Bray Wyatt makes his way out to the ring as he leads the War Raiders down the ramp however it is Bray competing tonight. Corey Graves on commentary puts over how important this match will be for Bray to win because a loss to Jeff Hardy, could mean the War Raiders competing in the same match type that they lost their NXT tag team titles in. Both the War Raiders stand in Bray's corner holding their Smackdown tag team titles looking angry.

    *NO MORE WORDS*

    The Hardy Boyz make their way out to the ring getting a pop from the live crowd with only Jeff dressed to compete. Matt can be heard saying a few words to his brother who sprints down the ramp and joins Bray Wyatt in the ring, showing no fear when it comes to being face to face with the Eater of Worlds. Matt Hardy meanwhile stays in Jeff's corner as the referee calls for the bell getting this match underway.

    Match 4: Winner picks the tag team titles match stipulation: Jeff Hardy w/Matt Hardy vs Bray Wyatt w/The War Raiders

    Match summary: Once the bell rings, Jeff starts the match off laying into Bray Wyatt and letting out a lot of pent up anger. However, Bray survives the storm and Jeff who tries to use his high flying offense to control the match struggles. However, partway through the match, Bray catches him with a pounce dropping Jeff. Jeff is struggling on the mat as Bray is picking him apart. Bray climbs on top of Jeff and starts hitting him with several punches until we hear Jeff scream. Bray lets out a smirk as he mocks the crowd whilst the referee noticeably checks on Jeff Hardy. Matt Hardy on the outside looks worried. Bray looks to go back on the attack but the referee pushes him away. Bray still tries to go after Jeff who is not moving as the referee calls for the bell and holds up the X symbol!

    Winner via stoppage: Bray Wyatt (7:24)

    Matt Hardy and the medical team slide into the ring as soon as the match finishes. The medics check on Jeff as Bray Wyatt rolls out of the ring and is joined by the War Raiders as Bray laughs like a mad man. Byron is concerned for Jeff as he calls Bray a monster. Corey Graves says Bray may be a monster but he won the match tonight and now the War Raiders will pick the stipulation for this Sunday's tag team title match if Jeff even makes it to this Sunday. Back in the ring, we can see Matt talking to the medics clearly concerned about the well being of his younger brother.

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    When we return from the commercial break we cut to a video package that starts by showing us Asuka winning the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble. It shows her overcoming the field before she announced she would face Charlotte at Wrestlemania 34. We then get highlights of the match before Charlotte Flair picks up the win over Asuka.

    Charlotte: I was ready for her then.

    Asuka: I let myself down. I was soft.

    We then cut to Asuka struggling for the rest of the year before getting the chance to fight for Smackdown Women's title at TLC in a TLC match against Charlotte and Becky Lynch. Once again highlights of the match are shown before we see the finish of the match with Ronda Rousey appearing and costing Becky and Charlotte the match. We cut to an image of Asuka stood on top of the ladder holding her Smackdown Women's title.

    Charlotte: I would have won that night if it wasn't for Ronda sticking her nose in.

    Asuka: I beat them. I beat them both.

    We then cut to clips of them both going head to head once again on Smackdown Live with Charlotte Flair picking up the win one more time. It then shows Charlotte going onto the main event of Wrestlemania whilst Asuka ended up in the pre-show battle royal.

    Charlotte: I will say this time and again. The queen is always ready.

    Asuka: She stole my Wrestlemania moment twice. I need to beat her!

    We then lastly cut to a clip of them battling Becky Lynch and losing to her in singles actions. For Charlotte, it is numerous clips throughout 2018 and 2019 whilst for Asuka, it is her loss to the Man at Money in the Bank.

    Charlotte: I never got my rightful rematch for my Smackdown Women's title and the Queen wants her throne back.

    Asuka: I need one more match with Becky. I shall be ready for the Man this time.

    The clip comes to an end with a split-screen image merging half of Charlotte's face and half of Asuka's face. We then cut back to the commentary team at ringside who hype up the match between two of the top women on Smackdown Live with the winner fighting for the Women's title at Summerslam. The pair then run down the rest of the announced card for the Great American Bash. Once they finish doing that Corey says he also has breaking news regarding the Smackdown Tag Team titles match this Sunday. Bray Wyatt and his War Raiders will be announcing their chosen stipulation for the tag team titles match this Sunday on the Great American Bash pre-show. Byron then tells us that Jeff Hardy picked up what seems to be a broken bone in his face around the eye area. He is going to have further to see if this is the case and whether he will be able to compete at the Great American Bash this Sunday. He then tells everyone to follow WWE on all social media platforms to hear the outcome of the medical evaluation.

    Big E: Ooooooooooooh, San Antonio Texas! Don't you dare be sour. Clap for your world famous five-time tag team champions and feel the power!

    *NEW DAY NEW WAY*

    The crowd cheer as the ever-popular New Day make their way out. We can see Kofi Kingston and Big E offering some words of encouragement to Xavier Woods as he makes his way into the ring. Big E and Kofi then hop over the barricade taking a seat in the front row. However being the nice guys they are, they start taking pictures with some of the fans in the crowd and have fun with them.

    *VOICES*

    Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring, slowly as he has his eyes on Kofi Kingston and Big E the whole time. Both men stare each other down as Randy Orton lets out a sinister smirk as he looks at Xavier Woods in the ring. Corey wonders if Kofi will be able to stay out of the match. Woods meanwhile looks angry and stares at the man who punted him in the skull at Money in the Bank and wants revenge.

    Main Event: Xavier Woods vs Randy Orton

    Match summary: Xavier starts the match fired up as he jumps on Randy Orton and lays into the Viper with several hard lefts and rights looking to get revenge after what Randy did to him. However, the anger Woods has allows Randy to pounce and take control of the match. As Randy is in control he makes sure to focus on Kofi and Big E in the crowd, showing off the damage he is doing with a series of headlocks as he slowly dissects Woods.

    Woods tries to fight back throughout the match but each time he fights back Randy Orton cuts him off. Throughout the match weirdly Orton doesn't go for a single cover instead looking to make Xavier Woods suffer. Randy Orton hits him with an RKO but noticeably he doesn't go for a cover. Instead, he looks at Kofi calling him stupid before making his way to the corner of the ring as he lines up Xavier Woods for the PUNT KICK! Kofi, however, knows what is coming and jumps over the barricade and slides into the ring attacking Randy Orton, causing the DQ!

    Winner via DQ: Randy Orton (8:08)

    Kofi looks to lay into Randy Orton but the Viper smartly sneaks out of the ring and flees through the crowd to boos! Kofi gives chase as Big E checks on Xavier Woods as Bryon tells us Kofi knew Orton would try to pull something like this and was ready for him. Orton is now in the stands as Kofi Kingston stands by the barricade, realizing he won't get his hands on Orton tonight. Corey Graves on commentary wonders if Randy Orton has gotten into Kofi's head by messing with his friends and if the attacks by the Viper will cause Kofi to lose this Sunday. Kofi goes back to the ring to check on Xavier as well, with Randy Orton standing at the top of the stairs staring down Kofi Kingston and tapping his head as the show fades to black with Corey Graves hyping up the WWE title match at the Great American Bash this Sunday!



    However after the show on Twitter:

    Jeff Hardy has picked up an eye injury

    After a medical evaluation by the WWE medical team, it has been ruled that Jeff Hardy is out of action until further notice due to an eye injury sustained during his match with Bray Wyatt. What this means for the Smackdown tag team titles match is unknown but Jeff will definitely be unable to compete this Sunday with his brother Matt Hardy.


    Matchcard for The Great American Bash:
    July 7th
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Randy Orton

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans

    Number one contender's match for the WWE title at Summerslam:
    Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre

    Number one contender's match for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam:
    Charlotte Flair vs Asuka

    Fatal 4 way intercontinental title match:
    Finn Balor (c) vs Ricochet vs Luke Harper vs Buddy Murphy

    Tag team match:
    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin and Elias

    Grudge match:
    Daniel Bryan vs The Miz

    Pre-show:

    Grudge match:
    Lucha House Party vs The Gentleman


    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston or Randy Orton (c) vs Drew McIntyre or Roman Reigns

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Sonya Deville or Kairi Sane or Sasha Banks or Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch or Lacey Evans (c) vs Charlotte Flair or Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan or Akira Tozawa or Tony Nese or Noam Dar

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle


    Booker note: Once again EWR hates my Smackdown tag team division.Hold off on any predictions just because there will be a news update with a slight update to the card due to the EWR injury and I had to improvise lol.

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    Re: WWE 2019 - No more Wildcards

    WWE News:

    Twisted Sisters vs The Iiconics made official for the GAB pre-show

    Shane McMahon has announced on Twitter the Twisted Sisters will take on the Iiconics in a tag team match after Isla Dawn and Nikki Cross picked up wins in singles matches against both members of the Iiconics. Will the former WWE women's tag team champions pick up the win or will the Twisted Sisters pull off some Black Magic?

    Riott Squad fined for attacking a referee during the Steel cage match on Smackdown Live

    The Riott Squad have been fined due to the actions of Liv Morgan during the steel cage match on Smackdown Live. Shane McMahon has made a point to fine each member of the squad due to the chaos all 3 have caused on Smackdown and Raw over the last two years, looking to send a message to the group and get them to stop their chaotic antics.

    Smackdown Tag team title match will go ahead:

    Shane McMahon has ruled the Smackdown tag team titles match will go ahead at the Great American Bash if Matt Hardy can find a tag team partner to replace his injured brother Jeff Hardy. The decision was made after the Smackdown Live commissioner spoke to Matt Hardy during the week and he insisted on the match with or without a partner. Will Matt Hardy find a partner to take on the War Raiders this Sunday or will he be forced to go it alone?

    Naomi has picked up an neck injury

    Naomi who recently returned to Monday Night Raw has picked up a neck injury during a match on a house show. She is now expected to be out for 8 months due to this. This comes as a blow to the Raw Women's division with Naomi only just coming back after taking some time off to look after her injured husband.

    Tyson T-Bone has entered rehab

    Tyson T-Bone from the NXT UK brand has checked into rehab for undisclosed reasons. This announcement came from his own twitter. It is expected to not derail any major plans within the brand.



    Booker note: I swear EWR has some running joke that the same week Jeff Hardy gets injured, someone goes to rehab.


    Predictions contest for The Great American Bash:

    WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Randy Orton

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans

    Number one contender's match for the WWE title at Summerslam:
    Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre

    Number one contender's match for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam:
    Charlotte Flair vs Asuka

    Fatal 4-way intercontinental title match:
    Finn Balor (c) vs Ricochet vs Luke Harper vs Buddy Murphy

    Smackdown Tag team titles match (Stipulation TBA):
    The War Raiders (c) vs Matt Hardy and ???

    Tag team match:
    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin and Elias

    Grudge match:
    Daniel Bryan vs The Miz

    Pre-show:

    Grudge match:
    Lucha House Party vs The Gentleman

    Tag team match:
    The Iiconcis vs Twisted Sisters

    Predictions:

    Predict the match order (minus the pre-show):

    Predict the winners of each match:

    Predict the longest match:

    Predict the shortest match:

    What will be the stipulation for the Smackdown tag team titles match?

    Will Matt Hardy find a partner and if so who will it be?

    Any surprise returns (not including Matt Hardy's tag team partner)?

    And lastly will either of the Money in the Bank Briefcase holders cash in?

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    Predictions contest for The Great American Bash:

    8. WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Randy Orton
    No reason Orton needs the belt and Kofimania to continue strong.

    7. Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans
    Lacey shouldn’t beat Becky.

    6. Number one contender's match for the WWE title at Summerslam:
    Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre
    This one was actually hard to pick. Corporation v New Day makes the most sense, but on the other hand Reigns/Kofi would be a real fun match. But gonna go with the heel/face matchup.

    4. Number one contender's match for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam:
    Charlotte Flair vs Asuka
    Asuka/Becky is always a money match.

    1. Fatal 4-way intercontinental title match:
    Finn Balor (c) vs Ricochet vs Luke Harper vs Buddy Murphy
    Any of these guys can afford the title, but gonna go with Harper, and it’s always a good way to avoid Finn being pinned.

    5. Smackdown Tag team titles match (Stipulation TBA):
    The War Raiders (c) vs Matt Hardy and ???
    No reason for them to drop it to either a makeshift team or just Hardy by himself.

    2. Tag team match:
    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin and Elias
    Corbin and Elias can get their heat back like nobody’s business so let the good guys get one.

    3. Grudge match:
    Daniel Bryan vs The Miz
    Bryan via cheating to let the feud continue on.

    Pre-show:

    Grudge match:
    Lucha House Party vs The Gentleman

    Tag team match:
    The Iiconcis vs Twisted Sisters

    Predictions:

    Predict the match order (minus the pre-show):
    Done

    Predict the winners of each match:
    Done

    Predict the longest match:
    Asuka/Flair

    Predict the shortest match:
    Tag Titles

    What will be the stipulation for the Smackdown tag team titles match?
    Tornado Tag just to make it a beat down of Matt.

    Will Matt Hardy find a partner and if so who will it be?
    No

    Any surprise returns (not including Matt Hardy's tag team partner)?
    No

    And lastly will either of the Money in the Bank Briefcase holders cash in?
    Including this question always makes me suspicious, but gonna say no.

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    Predictions contest for The Great American Bash:
    Man, you’re getting NO luck with EWR at the minute!

    8. WWE title match:Kofi Kingston (c) vs Randy Orton
    Orton is a solid adversary for Kofi, especially as you’ve brought up their past, which feels like a no-brainer. Always a good idea to play into peoples histories with one another, imo. With Orton accusing Kofi of being “too nice”, I see KOFI KINGSTON disproving that theory and doing something not so nice to win the match, which could open the door for a rematch at a later date.

    7. Smackdown Women's title match:Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans
    Becky 2 Belts rolls on to SummerSlam. BECKY LYNCH beats Lacey in a competitive match to make Lacey look a threat for the future, but it’s too soon for her to be winning any titles.

    6. Number one contender's match for the WWE title at Summerslam:Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre
    Roman vs. Kofi would be a really intriguing main event for SummerSlam, but I expect he’ll be blowing off his feud with Shane’s Corporation at that one … so even though he pinned Roman on TV a few weeks back, I still say DREW MCINTYRE challenges Kofi. Plenty of shenanigans in this, I suspect.

    2. Number one contender's match for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam:Charlotte Flair vs Asuka
    Either would be a great opponent for Becky at SummerSlam; there’s still unfinished business with both … but seeing as Becky got by Asuka at MITB, and Charlotte has been waiting for a rematch since WrestleMania, that seems like the match to go with to finally blow off that feud after an entire year. CHARLOTTE wins.

    1. Fatal 4-wayintercontinental title match:Finn Balor (c) vs Ricochet vs Luke Harper vs Buddy Murphy
    This has been pretty fun to follow over the last month or so with the challengers lining up for Bálor. My thought process is that Finn needs a dedicated program though at this point, rather than a growing laundry list of challengers, so FINN BÁLOR retains in this one, and gets settled into a straight up program over the title in the aftermath with Luke Harper.

    5. Smackdown Tag team titles match (Stipulation TBA):The War Raiders (c) vs Matt Hardy and ???
    Mystery Partners tend to be a success, but probably not this time. WAR RAIDERS losing to a makeshift team wouldn’t be a good look, so whether Matt goes it alone or finds a partner, they come up short. With Jeff taken out, I wouldn’t be surprised if the same thing happened to Matt and led to {shudders} a rebirth of the deleted universe.

    3. Tag team match:Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin and Elias
    I’ve predicted Shane’s goon beating Roman, so for balance, KEVIN OWENS AND SAMI ZAYN beat Corbin and Elias. Could even make a run at the tag titles.

    4. Grudge match:Daniel Bryan vs The Miz
    Feels like Bryan hasn’t won a whole lot since the thread started, and seeing as Miz and Shane’s feud is still bubbling, much like Roman, Miz gets screwed here, allowing DANIEL BRYAN to pick up a win.

    Pre-show:

    Grudge match:
    Lucha House Party vs The Gentleman


    Tag team match:
    The Iiconcis vs Twisted Sisters


    Predictions:

    Predict the match order (minus the pre-show): DONE

    Predict the winners of each match: DONE

    Predict the longest match: Orton vs. Kofi

    Predict the shortest match: Tag Title Match

    What will be the stipulation for the Smackdown tag team titles match?: NO HOLDS BARRED

    Will Matt Hardy find a partner and if so who will it be?: I’ll say NO.

    Any surprise returns (not including Matt Hardy's tag team partner)?: None that I can think of.

    And lastly will either of the Money in the Bank Briefcase holders cash in?: NO.

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    8 WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Randy Orton
    I’d like to see you veer differently than real life, and I think this is the time to pounce on Orton as the champ. And like in real life, I think Kofi makes a better guy chasing the title than actually being champion.


    7 Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans
    Counterpoint to the WWE title match, I think Becky keeps it here because she has more of a story to tell.


    6 Number one contender's match for the WWE title at Summerslam:
    Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre
    It’s Roman’s time to shine. I have no problem with Roman winning here.


    3 Number one contender's match for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam:
    Charlotte Flair vs Asuka
    Charlotte wins, setting up Charlotte/Becky at Summerslam.


    1 Fatal 4-way intercontinental title match:
    Finn Balor (c) vs Ricochet vs Luke Harper vs Buddy Murphy
    Finn retains here, but this one will be a hell of a lot of fun to read.


    5 Smackdown Tag team titles match (Stipulation TBA):
    The War Raiders (c) vs Matt Hardy and ???
    I’m curious as to who will be Matt’s partner. There are tons of guys to choose from, so the mystery is fun to try and crack.


    2 Tag team match:
    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin and Elias
    Owens/Zayn have been fun to read recently.


    4 Grudge match:
    Daniel Bryan vs The Miz
    Bryan goes over, and starts his slow ascent back into the spotlight.


    Pre-show:


    Grudge match:
    Lucha House Party vs The Gentleman
    LHP- Toss up.


    Tag team match:
    The Iiconcis vs Twisted Sisters
    Iiconics. Another toss up.


    Predictions:


    Predict the match order (minus the pre-show):


    Predict the winners of each match:


    Predict the longest match: Bryan/Miz


    Predict the shortest match: Smackdown Tag Title Match


    What will be the stipulation for the Smackdown tag team titles match? Tables Match


    Will Matt Hardy find a partner and if so who will it be? Really don’t know. Maybe someone from his past- MVP?


    Any surprise returns (not including Matt Hardy's tag team partner)? I don’t think so.


    And lastly will either of the Money in the Bank Briefcase holders cash in? Not here, I think you save that for one of “The Big 4” shows.


    Good luck writing my friend, can’t wait to read the show!

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    The Great American Bash:
    July 7th
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    Pre-show recap:


    The Iiconics vs Twisted sisters (Nikki Cross and Isla Dawn)

    Match summary: The Iiconics try to use their experience as a tag team to defeat the Twisted Sisters. However, Nikki and Isla have been working on their teamwork and they are even able to outperform the Iiconics when it comes to teamwork. The pair pick up the win as Isla Dawn gets Billie Kay into an Electric chair position and Nikki Cross dives off the top rope hitting her with a diving clothesline as Byron Saxton calls the move Written in the stars (I may change that name). Nikki makes the cover and the Twisted Sisters pick up the win.

    Winners via pinfall: Twisted Sisters (7:10)


    Bray Wyatt announces the tag team titles match stipulation

    Summary: Bray Wyatt is shown backstage surrounded by the War Raiders who are holding their Smackdown tag team titles looking as imposing as ever. Bray boasts about destroying Jeff Hardy and says the price of bringing war is the bodies you leave in your wake. He says Matt should have known what he was dragging his brother into when he came to face the War Raiders. He says if Matt finds anyone to take on his War Raiders, they will be destroyed in the war to come as the Smackdown tag team titles match will be a No DQ tornado tag match!


    The Gentleman vs Lucha House Party

    Match summary: A decent match between two of the tag teams in the Smackdown Live tag team division. The Gentlemen start the match by offering a handshake to Lucha House Party before cheapshotting Lince after the bell. Throughout the match, The Gentlemen use a ground game trying to pick apart Lucha House Party. However, Lucha House Party use their high-flying skills to get back into the match and in the end, Gran Metalik picks up the win for his team as he hits Aiden English with a corkscrew somersault senton bomb!

    Winners via pinfall: Lucha House Party (8:11)


    Main show:



    The main show starts with Corey Graves and Byron Saxton welcoming us to the show as they give us a rundown of the card before announcing that we are starting the show off hot with the Intercontinental title fatal 4-way match!

    *OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE WORLD*

    Buddy Murphy makes his way out to the ring first getting boos from the crowd. He gives the fans an angry look as he walks to the ring. Corey Graves tells us that Buddy Murphy comes into this match with a point to prove. Byron says Murphy has a chip on his shoulder for sure but will that help him win this match?

    *ONE AND ONLY*

    Ricochet gets a loud pop from the live crowd as Byron Saxton hypes him up as the wild card in this match due to him being able to things no other man on the planet can do. Once inside the ring, he and Buddy Murphy start trash talking each other clearly ready to lay into one another after the past few weeks.

    *SWAMP GAS*

    And we are back to boos as the monstrous Luke Harper makes his way to the ring with a blank expression on his face. Both men turn their attention to Harper as Corey Graves tells everyone Luke Harper is his pick to win tonight. Byron however on commentary wonders if the actions of Luke Harper over the last few weeks will lead to all 3 of his opponents working together to eliminate him. He steps over the ropes and into the ring but before anything can happen:

    *CATCH YOUR BREATH*

    Finn Balor makes his way out with the Intercontinental title around his waist as he shows off his abs to the delight of the live crowd. As he makes his way down the entrance ramp he makes sure to stare all three men in the ring down as he points the finger guns at them. He climbs into the ring as he passes his title to the referee. Byron and Corey remind us of the fact that Finn Balor does not have to be involved in the decision tonight to lose his title. All 4 men make their way to a ring corner as the referee gets the match underway.

    IC title fatal 4-way match: Finn Balor (c) vs Buddy Murphy vs Luke Harper vs Ricochet

    As soon as the bell rings, everyone attacks Luke Harper looking to get payback for the attacks over the last few weeks. All 3 lay into him which sends Luke Harper to the outside of the ring. Buddy Murphy as soon as Harper rolls out of the ring grabs Ricochet from behind planting him with a German suplex as he lets out a cocky smirk taking advantage of Ricochet being distracted. Finn Balor, however, is ready for Buddy Murphy and lays into him with a forearm smash sending Buddy Murphy backwards. Buddy Murphy stumbles a little but fires back with a few European uppercuts as he looks to prove himself. Balor is wobbling a little bit as Buddy goes for another one, Balor ducks and connects with an overhead pele kick! Finn runs off the ropes as he looks for a slingblade BUT Murphy counters with a powerbomb planting the Intercontinental champion!

    Murphy goes for the cover 1 2 Balor kicks out! Murphy gets to his feet with a cocky smile on his face as he turns around into a big boot from Luke Harper! Finn Balor rolls out of the ring as Luke Harper tosses Buddy Murphy around like a rag doll looking for payback due to the backstage attack by Buddy Murphy two weeks ago. He gets Murphy in the corner of the ring and starts hitting him with several knife-edge chops really peppering Murphy's chest! Luke Harper backs away as he looks for a corner big boot as Ricochet comes flying off the ropes hitting a slingshot springboard missile dropkick!

    Harper is staggered as Ricochet runs off the ropes looking for a basement dropkick but Harper jumps over him! Ricochet turns around but meets Luke Harper's boot. However, before he can follow it up Murphy attacks Harper from behind! Harper no-sells it and turns around as he grabs Buddy Murphy by the throat and tries to chokeslam him! However, Ricochet catches Harper off-guard with
    an European uppercut! Harper stumbles back but grabs hold of Ricochet as he looks to chokeslam him as well but as he lifts them both up into the air... FINN BALOR RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND HITS HARPER WITH A SLINGBLADE!


    Luke Harper crashes to the mat as Finn Balor hits a jumping double foot stomp as Ricochet and Buddy Murphy roll out of the ring. Balor makes the cover 1 Harper kicks out! Finn realizes he will have to do a lot more if he wants to put away Luke Harper. He starts laying into the rising Luke Harper with several kicks to the chest before he runs off the ropes and hits a basement dropkick. Balor makes the cover 1 2 Harper kicks out! Finn Balor looks to keep up the pace as he lifts Harper off the mat but Harper pushes him off. Luke looks for a lariat but Finn is too quick as he ducks underneath him! Finn runs off the ropes but is tripped up by Buddy Murphy on the outside! Murphy would then drag him through the ropes and slams him back first into the apron. Harper though runs off the ropes and flies over the top rope wiping both men out with a SUICIDE DIVE!

    All 3 men are wiped out on the outside of the ring as the camera pans to show the high-flier Ricochet stood on the top turnbuckle as he stares at all 3 men as they start to rise to their feet and flies off the top rope hitting them all with a SHOOTING STAR PLANCHA! This gets a loud pop from the crowd as all 4 men are wiped out on the outside of the ring. Ricochet gets to his feet first as he grabs hold of Buddy Murphy and slides him into the ring. Ricochet climbs onto the apron before hitting a springboard senton onto Murphy! Ricochet makes the cover 1 2 Murphy kicks out! Ricochet gets to his feet as he is joined in the ring by the Intercontinental champion Finn Balor! Both men stare each other down as Buddy Murphy slides out of the ring. The crowd goes wild, excited at the prospect of these two men going head to head!

    Both men let out a slight smirk taking their time to eye each other up before Ricochet fires the first shot with an uppercut sending Finn Balor back slightly. Finn Balor fires back with a few punches of his own before he runs off the ropes looking for a slingblade but Ricochet dodges it matrix style! The crowd goes wild as Finn crashes to the mat and Ricochet follows it up with a STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS! Ricochet makes the cover 1 2 Finn kicks out! Ricochet lifts Finn Balor off the mat as he hits Balor with a Northern Lights Suplex as he bridges 1 Harper breaks the cover! Luke Harper is not taking any chances! Harper picks up Ricochet by the throat before sending him flying across the ring with a massive OVERHEAD CHOKE SUPLEX! Finn Balor struggles to his feet as Harper grabs him from behind and slams him down with a half nelson suplex!

    Luke Harper makes the cover 1 2 Balor kicks out! Harper wastes no time peeling Finn Balor off the mat as he sees Ricochet rising to his feet in the corner and biel throws Finn Balor into Ricochet! Harper is not done there as he follows it up with a body avalanche crushing the two men in the corner of the ring! Luke Harper drags Finn Balor out of the corner of the ring as he lifts him in the air for a delayed Vertical suplex, really taking his time as he looks to make the blood rush to Balor's head! Luke Harper brings Finn Balor crashing down but before he can make the cover Buddy Murphy charges into the ring and smashes Luke Harper in the head with a knee lift staggering the big man! Balor rolls out of the ring as Murphy attacks Harper with a few rapid-fire kicks battering Luke Harper before finishing off the sequence with a running dropkick. Murphy makes the cover 1 Ricochet breaks it up!

    Ricochet runs off the ropes as he looks to hit Murphy with a running hurricanrana but Murphy is ready and counters Ricochet planting him with a powerbomb! Murphy isn't done though as he sees Harper stirring on the mat and POWERBOMBS RICOCHET ONTO LUKE HARPER! Murphy brings Ricochet up one more time and plants the smaller opponent as he holds on for the cover 1 2 Ricochet kicks out! Harper rolls out of the ring as Murphy looks to make Ricochet suffer as he drags him off the mat and batters him with SWISS DEATH! Ricochet falls to the mat as Murphy rolls him over and locks in the REGAL STRETCH IN THE CENTRE OF THE RING! Ricochet is in a ton of pain as Murphy is stretching the hold back really looking to force Ricochet to tap out!

    Ricochet lifts his arm into the air teasing that he is about to tap out!

    AS WE SEE FINN BALOR STOOD ON THE TOP ROPE!

    AND HE DIVES OFF HITTING A COUP DE GRACE TO THE BACK OF MURPHY!

    Murphy lets go of Ricochet as Finn Balor makes the cover!

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    Ricochet breaks the cover!

    Ricochet used the last of his energy to keep the match alive! Finn Balor gets to his feet as Buddy Murphy rolls out of the ring. Ricochet is only just getting to his feet himself as Finn lays in some rapid strikes before finishing off with an enziguiri staggering Ricochet! Finn grabs Ricochet by the head and drills his head into the mat with a lifting inverted DDT! Finn hooks the leg 1 2 Ricochet kicks out! Finn Balor though doesn't waste any time and sees a golden opportunity as he climbs to the top rope as he looks to end this! However, Ricochet wisely rolls out of the ring to the outside! He struggles to his feet on the outside bent over as Finn quickly changes direction and dives off the top rope HITTING A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO RICOCHET'S BACK!

    Ricochet is down and out on the outside as Balor gets to his feet looking to get Ricochet back into the ring as Luke Harper charges at Finn Balor and connects with a single leg dropkick planting Finn Balor! Finn drops Ricochet as Luke Harper yanks the Intercontinental champion up into the air by the throat and CHOKESLAMS HIM BACK FIRST ONTO THE RING APRON!

    Luke Harper has a cold blank expression on his face as Finn falls to the ring floor clutching his back which is now in a ton of pain! Luke Harper makes his way towards Ricochet lifting off the mat and hits him with a gutwrench powerbomb onto the ring floor! Harper is looking to hurt people at this point! Luke Harper has a crazed look in his eyes but as he turns around Buddy Murphy dives off the ring apron hitting a diving meteora stunning the big man! Harper is on wobbly legs as Murphy hits him with multiple stiff punches and kicks! Murphy grabs hold of Harper and sends him back first into the ring apron!

    Murphy slides Harper into the ring and looks to end this! Using all of his power Buddy Murphy lifts Luke Harper into the air and plants him with a MASSIVE POWERBOMB. Murphy isn't done though because as Harper sits up Murphy takes his HEAD OFF WITH A KNEE LIFT! Murphy makes the cover
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    Harper kicks out!

    Buddy Murphy looks annoyed that Luke Harper was able to kick out so he tries to deadlift Luke Harper off the mat but the big man fights him off sending Murphy backwards! Harper gets to his feet as Murphy rebounds off the ropes looking for a knee strike but Harper scoops him up and plants him with a MICHINOKU DRIVER II! Luke Harper makes the cover

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    RICOCHET HITS A SHOOTING STAR PRESS BREAKING THE COVER!

    Luke Harper gets to his feet as Ricochet is clearly struggling due to the pain his back is in and this proves costly as Harper charges at him connecting with a big boot! Ricochet is flattened and falls to the mat as Murphy slides out of the ring. Harper grabs Ricochet and sends him flying across the ring with a belly to back suplex BUT RICOCHET LANDS ON HIS FEET! Loud cheers from the crowd as Luke Harper turns around into a hurricanrana sending Harper onto the middle rope! Ricochet then runs off the ropes and hits a TIGER FEINT KICK! Commentary talk about Rey Mysterio being his idol growing up as Ricochet then lands on the ring apron as he takes a moment before hitting a SLINGSHOT SPRINGBOARD 450 SPLASH! Ricochet hooks the leg

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    Finn Balor breaks the cover!

    Finn Balor saves his Intercontinental title in the nick of time! He wastes no time as he grabs hold of Ricochet and lifts the high-flier into the air and looks for 1916! However, Ricochet escapes out of it and hits a swinging tornado DDT! Ricochet isn't done there however as he sizes the rising Finn Balor up and connects with RECOIL! Ricochet makes the cover

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    FINN BALOR KICKS OUT!

    Ricochet is a little stunned Finn was able to kick out but the champion refuses to lose his title that easily! Ricochet though refuses to let that get him down as he noticeably holds his back in a ton of pain and he makes his way to the top rope, doing it slowly due to the damage done throughout this match. He has to take a while to steady himself as Buddy Murphy clubs him in the back! Buddy Murphy climbs onto the top rope as both men start to do battle! Buddy Murphy targets Ricochet's back as the one and only tries to fight him off! Buddy though scoops Ricochet up onto his shoulders and hits him with AN AVALANCHE FIREMAN'S CARRY GUTBUSTER! Murphy is quick to make his way over to Ricochet as he makes the cover

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    FINN BALOR STOMPS ON HIS BACK BREAKING THE COVER!

    Buddy Murphy grabs hold of his back as Ricochet rolls out of the ring. Finn Balor would then kick Buddy Murphy's head off with a massive soccer kick to the head. He then drags him up off the mat and plants him with 1916! Finn Balor, however, looks to make sure this is over and makes his way to the top rope! He flies off and connects with the COUP DE GRACE! Finn goes for the cover

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    LUKE HARPER PULLS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING!

    Luke Harper doing whatever it takes to save this match! Finn Balor is unsure what just happened as he gets to his feet. Luke Harper meanwhile slides into the ring and takes Balor's head off with a superkick! Harper drags the prone Finn Balor up above his head and sends him flying out of the ring with a POWERBOMB ONTO THE PRONE RICOCHET ON THE OUTSIDE! Luke Harper then turns around as Buddy Murphy staggers to his feet. Harper charges at him and goes for the DISCUS CLOTHESLINE...

    BUDDY MURPHY DUCKS!

    Buddy Murphy catches Harper as he turns around with a SUPERKICK staggering the monster. Murphy lifts Harper onto his shoulders as he tries to get him in position for MURPHY'S LAW! However, Harper slips out grabbing hold of Murphy and slams him down with a SLEEPER SUPLEX! Murphy's body bounces off the mat and as he rises to his feet... DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! Harper makes the cover!

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    Ricochet and Balor both slide into the ring!

    BUT THEY ARE TOO LATE!

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    Winner via pinfall and NEW Intercontinental champion: Luke Harper (14:51)

    Both Ricochet and Finn Balor sit on the mat arms outstretched, annoyed to have come just short tonight. Meanwhile, Luke Harper has a blank look on his face as he rises to his feet, a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Byron Saxton on commentary talks about the fact Luke Harper pulled the referee out of the ring in the closing stages and without him doing that, Finn would still be champion. Corey tells Byron a true champion does whatever it takes to win.

    As Luke Harper is passed his title, he stares at it almost transfixed on the belt before making his way out of the ring. Finn Balor meanwhile can be seen shaking his head. Ricochet is meanwhile holding his back in immense pain whilst Murphy kicks the barricade annoyed at not only losing but also being pinned tonight. We then cut backstage as Cathy Kelly is stood ready for an interview.

    Cathy Kelly: Would you please welcome my guest at this time, Matt Hardy.

    Matt walks into the shot as he seems a bit disheveled almost as if he hasn't slept.

    Cathy Kelly: My first question would be, how is your brother Jeff?

    Matt Hardy: He is not good Cathy.

    Noticeably as he talks Matt can be seen pulling at his hair and acting almost a little unhinged?

    Matt Hardy: My brother Jeff was injured once again at the hand of Bray Wyatt. I should have made sure he never made it out of the lake. He should have been, he should have been de de dele DELETED!

    Matt looks a little wild-eyed as Cathy Kelly is unsure what to make of Matt's odd mannerisms.

    Cathy Kelly: Um, have you found a tag team partner for tonight or will you be taking on the War Raiders alone?

    Matt Hardy: Yes I have found the most DELIGHTFUL partner who will bring justice to the pair. Someone I have known for years.

    Cathy Kelly: And who is that?

    Matt Hardy: When it comes to going to war, one does not reveal his hand too early Kelly of Cath.

    Matt Hardy walks off leaving Cathy Kelly baffled by that interview as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside who are equally confused. Both Corey and Bryon wonder who Matt could have found and if whoever it is has a chance against the might of the War Raiders who have been unstoppable since becoming tag team champions on Smackdown Live!

    *DRIFT*

    Elias makes his way out with his guitar in hand as he pauses waiting for his tag team partner and fellow member of the Corporation. Corey and Byron on commentary mention Shane McMahon's promise to give the pair a shot at the Smackdown tag team titles if they can beat Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn tonight.

    *I BRING THE DARKNESS (END OF DAYS)*

    Baron Corbin makes his way out next getting boos from the crowd, dressed in his waiter-style outfit as he soaks in the heat from the fans and Baron Corbin has a microphone in his hand ready to speak.

    Baron Corbin: You fans are only booing because you know I'm about to destroy another two of your heroes.

    Elias: Shut your mouths.

    Cheap heat for the pair but it is effective as they carry on their slow walk to the ring.

    Baron Corbin: It is fine Elias because tonight we will beat Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, just like I beat Kurt Angle!

    Now the boos get super loud as the crowd are reminded of what happened at Wrestlemania earlier this year. Corbin and Elias step over the ropes as they now stand in the ring.

    Baron Corbin: And Elias was kind enough to write a song talking about my glorious victory!

    Loud boos as Elias starts to strumming his guitar however before he can start...

    *FIGHT*
    *WORLDS APART*

    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way out with a pair of microphones in hand as the crowd let out a loud pop for them stopping Elias before he can sing.

    Sami Zayn: Oh dear god will you two stop.

    Kevin Owens: You two talk way too much

    Sami Zayn: And that's coming from us.

    Kevin Owens: We came here for one reason and that's to fight.

    Sami Zayn: And for once not each other.

    Cheers from the crowd as well as a few laughs.

    Kevin Owens: So let's get this started!

    Both men drop their microphones as they charge toward the ring. Elias smartly slides out of the ring as the referee stops Sami and Owens from attacking Corbin. Corbin uses this to his advantage to cheap shot Sami Zayn and tosses him from the ring. Owens responds by pushing past the referee and starts brawling with Corbin. The referee at this point realizes he can't get them to their corners and calls for the bell getting this underway!

    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Elias and Baron Corbin

    Both Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin carry on brawling in the ring at the start of the match, fairly evenly matched. Owens gets Corbin into the corner of the ring but Corbin slides out getting boos from the crowd. Corbin starts mocking the fans at ringside but Kevin Owens climbs over the ropes and dives off the apron with a cannonball senton wiping out Baron Corbin! Kevin Owens picks up Baron Corbin and looks to send him back towards the ring. As this is going on, Elias can be heard talking trash. Owens brings Corbin over to the corner of the ring and makes the tag to Sami Zayn bringing his partner into the match. Both men work over Corbin in the corner as they look to stay in control of the match before Owens Irish whips him out of the corner allowing Zayn to hit a basement dropkick as he makes the first cover of the match. 1 2 Corbin kicks out!

    Sami Zayn looks to follow up as he goes for a standing moonsault but Corbin is ready as he gets his knees up just in time! Zayn clutches his chest as Corbin smirks. He gets to his feet mocking the crowd as he clubs Sami Zayn in the back! Corbin turns to Owens and starts mocking him as he biel tosses Sami towards the corner of the ring. Corbin makes his way to the corner and hits a body avalanche crushing Sami Zayn! Corbin makes the tag, bringing Elias into the match. Corbin would Irish whip Sami out of the corner sending him towards Elias who hits a back body drop! Elias makes the cover 1 2 Zayn kicks out. Elias smirks though as he grabs Sami and locks him in a headlock as he starts to work over the smaller man. Elias looks to take all the pace out of the match as he turns to Kevin Owens and mocks the prizefighter.

    Owens keeps his temper in check for now as he trusts his tag team partner to survive the offense of Elias and Corbin. Sami looks like he might escape the hold but as he looks like he is about to escape, Elias brings him back down to the mat with a snap suplex sending Sami back towards the Corporation's corner of the ring! Elias follows it up with an elbow to the side of the head keeping Sami grounded. Elias then grabs Sami's arm and locks it in a wrist lock and uses that to bring Sami over to their corner of the ring as he makes the tag once again. Corbin steps in and boots Sami in the face whilst Elias holds onto him. Sami drops to the mat as Corbin makes the cover 1 2 Sami kicks out! Corbin and Elias are really toying with their prey at this point as Owens fumes in the corner of the ring, desperate to get into the match!

    Corbin presses down on the shoulder of Zayn with a nerve hold as he carries on working over Sami Zayn getting boos from the live crowd. Corbin though releases the nerve hold lifting Sami Zayn into the air and tosses him into the turnbuckle with snake eyes! Corbin tags in Elias as both men make a few rapid tags as they work over Sami in the corner of the ring with several boots to the gut! Elias pulls Sami Zayn out of the corner of the ring after a while before running the ropes and hitting a leaping shoulderblock! Elias makes the cover 1 2 Zayn kicks out! Elias though looks to taunt Sami as he locks in a wristlock before dragging Sami towards the ropes as he hits WALK WITH ELIAS. Elias once again makes the cover 1 2 Sami kicks out! Elias picks up Sami off the mat looking to hit him with a powerbomb but Sami ROLLS THROUGH!

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    Elias kicks out!

    Elias looks annoyed as Sami looks to get to his corner but Elias grabs hold of Zayn's foot dragging him back to the Corporation's corner of the ring and tags in Baron Corbin! Corbin wastes no time as he charges across the ring and takes Owens off the ring apron with a clothesline getting boos from the crowd. Corbin turns around as Sami kicks Elias away sending him backwards and wipes Sami out with a big boot to the face! Corbin makes the cover 1 2 Sami kicks out! Corbin looks a little miffed Sami was able to kick out. Corbin takes his frustration out by laying into the underdog from the underground with several furious punches! Corbin picks Sami up off the mat and works over him with a bearhug grinding him down for a few seconds before hitting him with a sidewalk slam, as he looks to inflict more pain on Zayn! Corbin makes the cocky cover 1 2 Zayn kicks out!

    Zayn is struggling as once again Corbin starts to taunt his tag team partner Kevin Owens as he scoops Sami in the air looking to get him in position for the END OF DAYS! However Sami thinking quickly hits a TORNADO DDT planting Baron Corbin in the center of the ring! Sami takes a moment as he looks up and sees Kevin Owens's hand stretched out ready for the tag! He crawls and reaches out...

    AS HE MAKES THE HOT TAG TO KEVIN OWENS!

    Corbin tags in Elias who tries to charge at Kevin Owens but he gets taken out with a superkick! Elias is on wobbly legs as Owens is quick to follow it up by hitting a German suplex planting Elias. Owens turns around as Corbin tries to catch him off guard but Owens hits Corbin with a STUNNER! Corbin rolls out of the ring selling the lethal move as Elias tries to catch Owens off guard with a roll-up!

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    Owens kicks out!

    Elias nearly steals the win! Elias looks to catch Owens out as he gets to his feet but Owens catches him with a kick to the gut as he goes for the STU... No! Elias sends Owens into the ropes. Owens comes back off the ropes as Elias tries to go for the DRIFT AWAY but Owens fights him off and HITS THE POP-UP POWERBOMB! Kevin makes the cover

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    Sami Zayn bounces off the ropes wiping out Corbin with an ASAI MOONSAULT!

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    Winners via pinall: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (7:06)

    Cheers from the live crowd as Kevin Owens gets to his feet and is soon joined by Sami Zayn as the pair share a hug. Byron puts over the pair tonight after having a tough time due to the numbers game the Corporation have been using in the last few weeks. As they are celebrating in the ring the camera cuts to Shane McMahon backstage in his office.

    He was clearly watching the match and doesn't look happy. We see Drew McIntyre in the background getting ready for his number one contender's match with Roman Reigns later on tonight. Shane sighs as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside as Corey Graves tells us, up next we have Daniel Bryan vs The Miz!

    *I CAME TO PLAY*

    The Miz makes his way out to the ring with his usual long flowing coat and sunglasses as he looks super focused ahead of this match. Byron and Corey on commentary talk about the clashes The Miz and Daniel Bryan have had throughout the years. Corey counters though as he tells Bryon that this is a new and improved Daniel Bryan.

    *FLIGHT OF THE VALKYRIES*

    Daniel Bryan makes his way out holding his hemp WWE title as he is followed by his fellow Eco-warrior Erick Rowan. The crowd boos the hell out of Daniel Bryan as he makes sure to shove his title belt in the fans' face, shouting about the environment as he walks to the ring. Once inside the ring, The Miz is ready to go straight away but Bryan tells the referee to keep him back getting boos from the crowd. Miz does as the referee instructs and heads to the corner as Bryan passes the hemp WWE title to Erick Rowan as we get this match underway.

    The Miz vs Daniel Bryan w/Erick Rowan

    Once the bell rings The Miz goes straight for Daniel Bryan, but the planet's champion slides out of the ring getting boos from the crowd! He jaw jacks with the fans on the outside as The Miz tells Bryan to get back into the ring. Bryan takes his time before sliding inside. However, he quickly slides out once again winding The Miz up! Daniel Bryan at this point tells The Miz he was just copying his style like you copied mine! This winds The Miz up and he storms out of the ring looking to chase after Daniel Bryan! He chases Bryan around the ring but gets cut off by Erick Rowan who stands in front of him. This distracts The Miz for a moment allowing Bryan to climb onto the apron and dive off hitting Miz with a diving knee strike! Boos from the crowd as Bryan taps his head letting out a smug smirk! The referee meanwhile gets to a 5 count in the ring as Bryan picks up The Miz and sends him into the barricade!

    Daniel Bryan slides in and out of the ring as he makes his way over to The Miz who is leaning against the barricade and starts laying into him with the Yes kicks! He batters The Miz whilst trash-talking him. He makes a dig about Miz stealing his moves before sending him into the ringpost getting boos from the crowd. Daniel rolls The Miz into the ring and he looks to go to work over Miz, stretching him in the middle of the ring! The Miz is in a lot of pain with Bryan really punishing the A-Lister. Bryan meanwhile is enjoying himself and breaks his submission hold to clock Miz in the face as he lets out a sick smile. Bryan takes his time as he looks to carry on working over The Miz. He goes for a bow and arrow hold but Miz counters by sweeping the legs out from underneath Bryan!

    The Miz wastes no time and lays into Daniel Bryan with a few punches letting out some of his frustration. He lifts Bryan off the mat and connects with an Atomic drop before sending him into the corner of the ring! The Miz wastes no time as he charges in and hits the AWESOME CLOTHESLINE! As he does, The Miz makes sure to taunt Erick Rowan on the outside of the ring before making his way out of the corner. The Miz then makes his way to the opposite corner of the ring, taking a moment before doing a “YES” taunt mocking his arch-rival and connects with a hesitation dropkick! The Miz is getting really fired up as he drags Bryan towards the center of the ring and makes the first cover of the match! 1 2 Bryan kicks out! The Miz looks to keep Bryan grounded as he hits Bryan with a leg drop!

    He looks to grab Bryan by the head but the planet's champion fights back with several vicious elbows sending The Miz back towards the ropes. Bryan wastes no time as he charges off the ropes and takes Miz's right leg out with a chop block! Bryan like a shark smells blood in the water and once again lets out a sick smile. The Miz tries to get back to his feet but Bryan hits him with a brutal double foot stomp on his right leg! It is clear Bryan is now looking to make the Miz suffer as he grabs hold his leg and starts connecting with a series of dragon screw leg whips. He hits 3 in a row as Miz's right leg is now in a lot of pain! The Miz grabs his right leg as Bryan smirks. He enjoys making The Miz suffer as he walks over to the A-Lister and STOMPS ON HIS RIGHT LEG! This gets boos from the crowd as Miz is still clutching it.

    Bryan gets in his face and calls Miz soft! Bryan carries on trash-talking Miz, getting right in his face so Miz slaps him! Bryan stumbles back a tiny bit as Miz rises to his feet and takes Bryan's head off with a leaping lariat! Miz makes the cover 1 2 Bryan kicks out! The Miz is noticeably limping and he realizes he is going to have put Bryan away as soon as possible due to the damage done to his right leg already. The Miz grabs hold of Daniel Bryan and hits him with a snapmare driving Bryan's head into the mat. Miz makes the cover 1 2 Bryan kicks out! Miz gets to his feet once again struggling due to the damage done to his right leg. The Miz starts to work over Bryan on the mat as he tries to stretch him and wear him down ready for the Skull Crushing Finale! Bryan though is a submission expert and escapes by smashing Miz in the right leg with an elbow strike!

    Miz once again grabs it due to the pain as Bryan picks him up and Irish whips him into the corner of the ring shoulder first! Bryan isn't done, however. Bryan slides out of the ring and grabs the right leg of The Miz and starts slamming it into the ringpost over and over again! The referee gets to a 4 count and nearly DQ's Bryan! Bryan, however, shouts back at the referee that HE HAS TILL FIVE! However, the damage is clearly done as Miz is in a ton of pain! Bryan is getting cocky as he locks The Miz in a headlock and just starts battering him with several MMA style elbows! Bryan looks to make the A-Lister well and truly suffer for daring to face him tonight. Once Bryan has hit nearly a dozen elbows, he drops Miz to the mat but once again he refuses to make the cover, as Corey speculates he wants to make Miz tap out! Daniel Bryan grabs hold of Miz's right leg and looks to go for the dreaded HEEL HOOK!

    Miz though reacts quickly and kicks away Bryan with his left leg, desperate to avoid the submission hold! Bryan looking to go back on the attack but Miz acting quickly hits a jumping neckbreaker! Miz has to take a moment due to the pain his leg is in. He then grabs hold of Bryan and hits him with a shoulderbreaker! Miz doesn't stop there as he hits another shoulderbreaker as he looks to find a way to weaken the submissions of Daniel Bryan! Miz follows it up with an arm stunner once again wrenching on the arm before coming off the ropes with a running clothesline! Miz makes the cover 1 2 Bryan kicks out! Miz is still in pain as he considers his next move as Bryan looks to get some distance. Miz though, now he is back in control knows not to let Bryan get away and hits him with a Yakuza kick using his damaged right leg! That might have hurt Miz as much as Daniel Bryan but he makes the cover anyway 1 2 Bryan kicks out! The Miz gets to his feet and looks to end this. He drags Daniel Bryan off the mat and looks to hit the SKULL CRUSHING FINALE... BUT BRYAN ESCAPES!

    Bryan fends The Miz off with an elbow to the head! Bryan then turns around and smashes him with a forearm smash. Miz stumbles as Bryan then takes out his right leg with a jumping dropkick! Miz falls to the mat and clutches his right leg as Bryan lets out a sinister smirk. He stands over Miz and once again gives him a disrespectful stomp to the leg but he isn't done there. He makes his way over to the head of Miz and just starts STOMPING ON HIS HEAD! Bryan really goes to town on the Miz as he is just stomping him over and over here looking to really hurt The Miz! Bryan finally stops after a good 7 or 8 stomps to the head and locks in the YES LOCK! Bryan locks the hold in tight as The Miz is clearly not in a good way. Miz is near the ropes but due to his injured leg, he can barely get any traction!

    MIZ LIFTS HIS HAND INTO THE AIR

    BUT HE REFUSES TO TAP!

    The Miz starts shifting his body towards the ropes, trying to find a way to escape the lethal hold and pushes forward even though it is hurting his injured right leg! He reaches and reaches before FINALLY GRABBING THE BOTTOM ROPE! This forces Daniel Bryan to break the hold! Daniel Bryan, however, keeps the hold locked in till the count of 4 before finally letting go! Bryan though makes sure to give Miz a boot to the chest before he lets out an evil smile. Daniel Bryan pulls The Miz back to the center of the ring and grabs hold of his right leg as he looks to lock in the FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK! Bryan is looking to use one of the Miz's signature submission moves against him as he applies massive pressure to the right leg of The Miz who is in a ton of pain in the center of the ring. Bryan has the hold locked in tight and MIZ HAS NOWHERE TO GO!

    THE MIZ IS IN MASSIVE TROUBLE

    BUT HE FINDS THE STRENGTH TO REVERSE THE PRESSURE!

    NOW IT IS DANIEL BRYAN TRAPPED IN THE CENTRE OF THE RING IN THE FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK!

    The Miz knows how to escape his own move as well as anyone Bryon Saxton tells us as Daniel Bryan is in a lot of pain as he tries to find a way to escape the hold but he is trapped in the center of the ring! He tries to reach the ropes behind him but he isn't going to make it as...

    BARON CORBIN AND ELIAS MAKE THEIR WAY OUT!

    They sprint down the ramp and climb onto the apron distracting the referee. Bryan seeing this taps out which gets The Miz to break the hold, not realizing the referee is distracted! Miz though quickly sees the referee did not see the tap and looks angry. He charges at Elias and hits him with a clothesline knocking him to the floor. In the background however, we can see Bryan makes his way towards Rowan. Corbin meanwhile smartly jumps off the apron smirking as the referee is still telling him off. Miz meanwhile looks to get back to business as BRYAN CLOCKS HIM WITH THE HEMP TITLE! Bryan quickly disposes of the evidence as the referee was still distracted by Baron Corbin! Bryan gets the referee's attention and for the first time tonight makes a cover

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    BRYAN STEALS THE WIN!

    Winner via pinfall: Daniel Bryan (11:45)

    Baron Corbin and Elias head up the ramp smirking to themselves as they have screwed over The Miz tonight. In the ring Daniel Bryan stands over The Miz and starts talking trash as he tells Miz “he will always beat him”! Byron Saxton on commentary is going mental and brings up the way Bryan won however Corey says Bryan will do whatever it takes to pick up the victory and live his dreams.

    The Miz is only just coming to now as he sees Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan heading up the ramp to celebrate as they hold the hemp WWE title in the air, showing off the weapon they used to beat him tonight and he shakes his head clearly annoyed at himself for losing the way he did. Corey Graves then informs us up next we have the number one contender's match for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam.

    We cut to a quick video package which shows the first time these two women met in singles action, at Wrestlemania 34. It shows Charlotte picking up the win before transitioning to the second time the two women met in singles action as Charlotte once again defeated Asuka and this time became Smackdown Women's champion taking her title belt into the Wrestlemania 35 main event. It then shows Asuka's determination to win tonight whilst highlighting Charlotte's arrogance and overconfidence heading into this match.

    *THE FUTURE*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as the Empress of Tomorrow Asuka makes her way down to the ring in her usual outfit. Byron talks about how focused Asuka has been in the lead up to this match and the fact she is looking to put to rest the demons of the past. Corey, however, says Charlotte has Asuka's number and will always have Asuka's number. He tells Byron there is no shame losing to the queen. Byron, however, tells Corey, he doubts Asuka feels the same.

    *RECOGNITION*

    Charlotte makes her way out to the ring in her full robe as she soaks in the heat from the live crowd. Asuka stares at Charlotte from the ring, refusing to break eye contact. Corey on commentary mentions that Charlotte feels the title shot at Summerslam should be hers by right as she never got a rematch for the Smackdown Women's title. Byron, however, counters by reminding us Asuka had to earn her rematch and Charlotte should do the same. In the ring, both women stare each other down from opposite sides of the ring as the referee calls for the bell to get this match underway.

    Number one contender's match for Summerslam: Asuka vs Charlotte

    Once the bell rings both women take their time, staring each other down with Asuka not wanting to make any mistakes in the early stages. The pair lock up in the center of the ring as both women vie for control and are fairly evenly matched. They battle for a while with Charlotte taking control with a headlock as she slams Asuka down to the mat. Charlotte would then give the crowd a “WOO” letting out a cocky smirk before turning her attention back to a rising Asuka. She catches the rising Asuka off-guard with a chop to the chest before once again putting her in a headlock! Charlotte is acting cocky as she has the hold locked in but she doesn't have it in tight enough, allowing Asuka to escape and hit Charlotte in the face with an elbow. This forces Charlotte to break the hold and allows Asuka to clock Charlotte with a spinning back fist!

    Asuka is focused on getting the job done as she goes for a roundhouse kick to the head but Charlotte dodges! She scrambles to the ropes looking a little worried. Asuka meanwhile has a cold blank expression on her face. No smiles, she needs the win tonight. Charlotte takes a few moments before making her way back over to Asuka as once again both women lock up in the center of the ring. Charlotte this time seems more focused but the Empress gets Charlotte in a double chicken wing hold as she looks to drop her down to the mat but Charlotte counters with a roll-up! 1 2 Asuka kicks out! Charlotte nearly stole the victory as Asuka rolls away almost mad at herself for nearly getting caught out this early. Charlotte though once again is starting to act cocky as she makes her way towards Asuka.

    Charlotte once again looks to go for a lock-up but Asuka dodges and goes after Charlotte's legs as she lays into the Queen with a couple of stiff kicks! However, Charlotte grabs hold of Asuka's leg and goes for a twisting leg snap but Asuka boots her in the head sending Charlotte backwards! Asuka quickly follows up kicking Charlotte in the gut before hitting her with an Inverted DDT! Asuka makes a cover 1 Charlotte powers out! Asuka goes straight for her lethal kicks to the chest but Charlotte grabs Asuka's leg, looking to set up the figure eight but Asuka makes it to the ropes! Charlotte lets go of her foot as she smiles whilst Asuka gives her an angry glare. Charlotte charges at Asuka going for a shoulder block but Asuka leapfrogs over Charlotte, running off the ropes herself and hitting her with a hip attack! Asuka makes the cover 1 Charlotte powers out again and this time Asuka is clearly a little frustrated. She grabs hold of Charlotte's head but Charlotte sends her backwards hitting her with a forearm smash. Charlotte jumps on Asuka hitting a Lou Thresz press with several punches.

    Charlotte makes the cover on Asuka 1 Asuka powers out herself! Charlotte is a little annoyed and stunned Asuka powered out. However, she quickly regains her composure telling Asuka she can do this all night! Asuka responds to this by punching Charlotte in the face! Asuka jumps to her feet and lines up for A SPIN KICK BUT CHARLOTTE CATCHES IT AND CONNECTS WITH A DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP! Asuka grabs hold of her left leg which is now in a slight bit of pain as Charlotte has a smug smirk on her face. Charlotte jumps into the air and connects with a knee drop crushing Asuka on the mat as she makes the cover 1 2 Asuka kicks out! Charlotte gets back to her feet as she smirks. She lifts Asuka off the mat and sends her into the corner of the ring with an Irish whip. Charlotte then lays into Asuka's chest with a knife-edge chop!

    Charlotte lets out a WOO right in Asuka's face which leads to Asuka responding by slapping Charlotte in the face! Charlotte stumbles backwards and looks furious but Asuka catches Charlotte with a running dropkick to the gut. Asuka makes the cover 1 2 Charlotte kicks out! Asuka gets to her feet clearly angry that Charlotte is acting cocky and catches her as she gets to a seated position with several kicks to the chest, battering Charlotte! Asuka finishes it off by going for a roundhouse kick to the skull but Charlotte counters with a leg sweep! Charlotte clutches her midsection before goes back on the attack clubbing Asuka in the back of the head. Charlotte lifts Asuka up and slams her to the mat with a German suplex! Charlotte makes the cover 1 2 Asuka kicks out! Charlotte makes her way to the head of Asuka she locks in a figure-four head-scissors hold as she looks to grind Asuka down.

    Charlotte transitions this and starts slamming Asuka's head into the mat with as she hits Asuka with three push-up facebusters before letting go and making another cover 1 2 Asuka kicks out! Charlotte looks to press her advantage as he bends down and starts chopping the chest of Asuka, laying into the Empress of tomorrow. Charlotte runs off the ropes and connects with a basement dropkick! Charlotte makes the cover 1 2 Asuka kicks out! Charlotte once again woos at the crowd as she grabs hold of Asuka and lifts her off the mat, locking in an Abdominal stretch as she looks to wear down the challenger. Asuka is in pain but gets a hand free and smashes Charlotte in the face! Charlotte stumbles backwards as Asuka goes for the SPIN KICK but Charlotte rolls underneath and flees to the outside!

    Charlotte was ready for Asuka once again. She taps her head as Asuka gets even more annoyed and slides to the outside jumping on Charlotte, laying into the Queen with several hard strikes. Asuka grabs hold of Charlotte as she lifts her up and sends her back first into the barricade! Asuka charges at Charlotte and connects with a running hip attack as she is pressed into the barricade! The referee gets to a 3 count in the ring as Asuka doesn't stop there as she batters the chest of Charlotte with several hard strikes until Charlotte falls down but Asuka grabs hold of her lifting her up and powerbombs Charlotte back first onto the barricade! Asuka then makes her way back to the ring as the referee gets to a 6 count. Asuka though will take the win even if it is via countout. The referee carries on the count

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    Charlotte makes it into the ring just in time!

    A few in the crowd let out boos with them wanting Asuka to win by any means necessary but Asuka is quick to go back on the attack as she hits Charlotte with several knee strikes as she enters the ring. She is really laying into her by the ropes! The referee starts counting and even gets to a 4 count before Asuka finally backs way. Charlotte is dazed as Asuka charges at her going for another knee strike but Charlotte catches her off guard with a front chop block to the weakened left leg! Charlotte looks angry as she jumps into the air and hits a knee drop onto Asuka's left leg. Charlotte isn't done there as she grabs hold of the left leg and hits Asuka with a rolling leg snap! However, Charlotte holds on and hits another. Charlotte then transitions this into a cover making sure to put pressure on Asuka's left leg. 1 2 Asuka kicks out. Charlotte, however, is no longer acting cocky as tosses Asuka into the corner of the ring.

    Charlotte starts hitting Asuka with several knees to her left thigh as she starts to work over Asuka in the corner of the ring. The referee gets to a three count before Charlotte backs away. Charlotte isn't done though as she hits Asuka with a couple of knife-edge chops as she once again looks to pepper Asuka's chest. Asuka starts to stumble in the corner of the ring as Charlotte has an idea. Charlotte slides out of the ring and looks to grab the left leg of Asuka and go for a FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK USING THE RINGPOST! Asuka with her right leg desperately kicks Charlotte away however crawling to the center of the ring! Charlotte looks annoyed her plan was thwarted for a moment but she quickly responds by making her way to the top rope and hitting Asuka with a TOP ROPE MOONSAULT! Charlotte hooks the leg of Asuka!
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    Asuka kicks out!

    Charlotte looks shocked Asuka was able to kick out of the hold. Charlotte argues with the referee before bending over Asuka. Charlotte starts taunting the Empress of tomorrow, telling her that she will always be ready for her. This fires Asuka up as she starts to rise to her feet, clearly still in pain after the moonsault. However, Charlotte responds to this by SLAPPING ASUKA IN THE FACE! Loud boos from the live crowd as Asuka has a face full of thunder! Charlotte, however, responds to this by going for another slap to the face but Asuka catches Charlotte's hand! Charlotte is worried as she tries chopping Asuka with her left hand but Asuka is able to transition into a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Asuka gets the armbar locked in tight as Charlotte is trapped in the center of the ring as Asuka looks to go for the bridge!

    Charlotte is in a lot of pain as Asuka wrenches on her arm looking to force the Queen to tap! Charlotte starts trying to move her body towards the ropes looking for a way to break the hold. Asuka realizing what Charlotte is trying to do and arches the hold back even further which causes Charlotte to cry out in pain and lift her hand into the air as she looks like she is going to TAP OUT...

    BUT SHE REFUSES AND GETS HER FOOT ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE!

    Asuka keeps the hold on till the count of 3 before slamming Charlotte's arm down to the mat! Asuka is a little angry as she wonders if she can find a way to beat the Queen? Charlotte meanwhile is starting to struggle and worry as Asuka makes her way over to Charlotte and starts laying into her with several vicious kicks! The referee starts the count as Charlotte is in the ropes getting to four before having to literally pull Asuka away from Charlotte! Charlotte is struggling as Asuka has a wild look in her eyes, desperate to win. She looks to run off the ropes going for a HIP ATTACK but Charlotte moves out of the way just in time! Asuka was slightly slower than usual due to the damage done to her leg throughout the match giving Charlotte the chance to dodge! Charlotte rolls towards the center of the ring as Asuka turns around into a SPEAR! Charlotte makes a weak cover not able to hook the leg due to the damage done to the right arm!

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    Asuka kicks out!

    Charlotte rolls over to the mat and slams her hand on it frustrated that Asuka refuses to just stay down. She takes a few seconds to regain her composure before she looks to the damaged left leg of Asuka and smiles to herself as she looks to go for the FIGURE-FOUR LEGLOCK! She grabs the legs of Asuka but Asuka is ready and smashes Charlotte in the face with a forearm smash once again stunning her! Asuka takes advantage of Charlotte being stunned as she takes out her legs with a low kick causing Charlotte to crash to the mat! Asuka gets to her feet and connects with a splash as she makes the cover 1 2 Charlotte kicks out! Asuka though wastes no time as she grabs Charlotte by the hair, prompting the referee once again to tell her off. However, Asuka doesn't care as she puts Charlotte into a hammerlock position and plants her with a HAMMERLOCK DDT! Asuka makes the cover

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    Charlotte kicks out!

    Asuka gets to her feet as soon as Charlotte kicks out and connects with a switchblade kick driving Charlotte's head into the mat! Asuka, however, does make the cover as she looks to get her in position for the ASUKA LOCK! Charlotte though tries to fight out of it, as she knows how lethal the submission hold is! Asuka though is able to get it locked in as Charlotte is trapped in the center of the ring with nowhere to go!

    Charlotte though refuses to tap out and tries to find a way to get to the ropes...

    But there is no escape for the Queen!

    She lifts her arm into the air!

    But she uses it to shift her body and push Asuka into a PINNING PREDICAMENT!

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    Asuka kicks out and lets go of the hold!

    Charlotte rolls away from Asuka as she takes a moment to get her breath back. Asuka sits on the mat for a moment as all the self-doubt starts to fill her head as she wonders if she can win this match? Charlotte is still struggling to get back up as Asuka gets to her feet. Asuka stalks Charlotte from behind, limping due to the damage done to her left leg throughout the match! Charlotte gets to her feet as Asuka once again goes for a SPIN KICK... BUT CHARLOTTE COUNTERS WITH A SPINEBUSTER! Charlotte gets back to her feet as he doesn't go for the cover and instead runs off the ropes and connects with NATURAL SELECTION! Charlotte makes the cover

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    Asuka kicks out!

    Charlotte looks in shock as once again Asuka survived but she now looks to finish this as she grabs the left leg of Asuka and locks in the FIGURE-FOUR LEGLOCK! Asuka is in a ton of pain as Charlotte locks on her father's legendary submission near the center of the ring! Asuka though refuses to tap out so Charlotte makes the bridge and transitions into the FIGURE EIGHT!

    Charlotte has the hold locked in tight and Asuka is trapped in the center of the ring!

    ASUKA IS TRAPPED IN THE SAME HOLD THAT SHE TAPPED OUT TO TWICE BEFORE!

    SHE DOESN'T WANT TO TAP A THIRD TIME!

    BUT SHE MIGHT NOT HAVE A CHOICE...

    SHE IS IN SO MUCH PAIN AS CHARLOTTE IS TEARING AT THE LEFT LEG OF ASUKA!

    BUT ASUKA STARTS SHIFTING HER BODY TOWARDS THE ROPES!

    SHE IS INCHES AWAY AS CHARLOTTE PULLS EXTRA HARD!

    BUT ASUKA GETS HER HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!

    Charlotte lets go after a 2 count from the referee as she looks furious! Asuka refuses to lose to Charlotte again! The queen shakes her head as she sees Asuka struggling back to her feet and takes her out with Queen's boot! Charlotte, however, chooses not to make the cover as she wants to make sure Asuka stays down. She takes a moment to climb to the top rope as she steadies herself on the top rope, struggling to climb but she is eventually able to get herself in position for the moonsault. However, Asuka gets to her feet and KICKS THE ROPES CROTCHING CHARLOTTE ON THE TOP ROPE! Mixed reaction from the crowd though still mostly cheers with Asuka getting desperate to beat Charlotte tonight! Asuka though doesn't care about the reaction from some of the fans and climbs onto the top rope taking her time due to the damage done to her left leg throughout the match. She hits Charlotte with a couple of punches before grabbing hold of her and planting her with a MASSIVE SUPERPLEX! Asuka makes the cover!
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    ASUKA HAS FINALLY BEATEN CHARLOTTE!

    Winner via pinfall and number one contender for the Smackdown Women's title: Asuka (21:08)

    Asuka rolls to her side and for the first time since the match started Asuka lets out a smile. She has finally overcome her white whale in Charlotte. Asuka gets her hand raised by the referee as Corey Graves mentions the lead up the finish with Asuka desperately kicking the ropes and crotching Charlotte. She needs to resort to a cheap trick to defeat the Queen. Byron says whilst he can't defend it he can understand why Asuka was so desperate to pick up the victory tonight. Charlotte rolls out of the ring and shakes her head clearly furious she lost tonight as she can be heard complaining about Asuka kicking the ropes in the closing stages. The Queen marches to the back as Asuka carries on celebrating to the delight of the live fans when this hits...

    *LIKE A LADY*

    The crowd let out some large boos as Lacey Evans makes her way down the entrance ramp doing her usual strut getting Asuka's attention straight away. Asuka looks annoyed her celebration has been interrupted and stares directly at Lacey Evans who carries on as normal. Corey mentions it could be Lacey Evans that Asuka faces at Summerslam if Lacey can prove a lady is always better than a man! Asuka makes her way out of the ring and comes face to face with Lacey Evans as the two women stare each other down. Byron wonders if things will kick off between the pair as...

    *CELTIC INVASION*

    The crowd goes wild as the man Becky2belts makes her way onto the entrance ramp with both of the title belts on her shoulders as she stands at the top of the ramp staring down Lacey Evans and Asuka. Asuka makes her way up the ramp as Bryon says Asuka already avenged one loss tonight, will she get the chance to avenge another at Summerslam Corey mentions that Lacey won't take this disrespect well as Becky looks Asuka in the eyes as the crowd are excited at the prospect of Becky Lynch and Asuka going head to head one more time! Both women stare each other down as Lacey Evans cheap shots The Man Becky Lynch from behind!

    Loud boos from the live crowd as Asuka looks at Lacey Evans and Becky Lynch before heading to the back leaving her two potential opponents to go at it. Lacey Evans meanwhile grabs hold of Becky Lynch, dragging the man by her hair and tosses her down the ramp. Becky gets to her feet as Lacey Evans charges down the ramp and starts laying into the man! Corey Graves on commentary gives Lacey Evans credit for how she is starting this match, taking the fight right to the man. Lacey grabs Becky Lynch by the hair again and tosses her into the steel steps. In the ring, the referee tells Lacey to bring it into the ring but Lacey knows she can't be disqualified as the match hasn't started yet. Now with Becky pressed against the steel steps, Lacey slaps Becky Lynch in the face!

    Lacey goes for another slap but Becky Lynch catches Lacey's arm as she looks furious! Becky fires back sending Lacey Evans backwards! Becky Lynch then looks to go on the attack but Lacey Evans counters with a pumphandle slam sending Becky's back bouncing off the ring floor. Lacey then grabs Becky Lynch by her hair and rolls her inside the ring. Lacey Evans shouts at the referee telling him to call from the bell which he does, happy to finally get this match underway.

    Smackdown's Women title match: Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans

    Lacey Evans makes the cover 1 2 Becky Lynch kicks out! Lacey Evans looks annoyed as she climbs on top of Becky Lynch and looks to carry on the advantage she gained from the pre-match assault and starts laying into Becky Lynch with several slaps to the face. Lacey Evans would then get into a handstand position before transitioning into a knee drop onto the chest of Becky Lynch. Lacey makes the cover 1 2 Becky Lynch kicks out! Lacey is in total control as she starts dabbing herself with a handkerchief before picking it up and shoving it into the mouth of Becky Lynch getting loud boos from the crowd. Becky spits it out as Lacey follows up her disgusting actions by giving Becky a shoot kick to the head as she makes the cover 1 2 Becky kicks out! Lacey smirks enjoying her control over this match as runs off the ropes and looks for a body splash... BUT NOBODY'S HOME!

    Lacey grabs her back as Becky Lynch jumps on her and starts clobbering the first lady of Smackdown live with several lefts and rights looking to make her pay for attacking her before the bell! Becky is wailing on Lacey Evans who tries to fight back but the Man is in complete control! Becky gets to her feet as she hits Lacey Evans with a leg drop! However, she doesn't stop there as she hits another and another and ANOTHER! Becky makes the cover 1 2 Lacey kicks out! On commentary, Byron Saxton wonders if Lacey's pre-match attack may have been a mistake as it seems to have fired up Becky Lynch here! Becky grabs Lacey off the mat and launches her into the corner of the ring with an Irish whip! Becky takes a moment before flying into the corner of the ring and hitting the FLYING FIRE-ARM! Becky then grabs hold of Lacey and suplexes her out of the corner with a belly to belly suplex!

    Becky Lynch makes her way to the top rope as she steadies herself and flies off hitting Lacey Evans with a SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Becky makes the cover 1 2 Lacey kicks out! Becky though calmly gets to her feet as she lifts Lacey Evans off the mat and looks to hit MAN DOWN... but Lacey elbows Becky in the head a couple of times and escapes getting some breathing room! Lacey knows she is in trouble and rolls to the outside to get some breathing room for a moment. Becky Lynch though is not done with Lacey however and rolls to the outside looking to keep the attack up! Lacey turns around as Becky catches her with a European uppercut sending Lacey backwards. Becky tells Lacey it is time for her to learn whose division this is and sends her face-first into the ring post before rolling Lacey back into the ring! Becky poses for the crowd as she rolls back inside but Lacey catches her with a kick to the gut stunning the man!

    Lacey grabs hold of Becky and brings her back into the ring with a suplex showing off her strength as she makes the cover 1 2 Becky kicks out! Lacey gets to her feet, taking a moment to rub her jaw after the beating Becky had given her. Lacey then looks at the prone hitting Becky and hits her with a STANDING MOONSAULT! Lacey showing off her incredible athleticism as she makes the cover. 1 2 Becky Lynch kicks out! Lacey gets to her feet looking annoyed that Becky was able to kick out. Lacey looks at Becky on the mat and starts hitting her with a few elbow strikes as she takes back control of the match. However, after the 4th one, Becky grabs hold of her arm and looks to go for the DIS-ARM-HER! Lacey though realizing she is in trouble scrambles to the ropes forcing Becky to let go of the hold! Becky backs off smirking as Lacey looks annoyed but relieved she made it to the ropes in time.

    Becky Lynch looks to go right back on the attack as she goes for a kick to the mid-section but Lacey catches Becky's leg and hits her in the chest with a gut punch! Lacey grabs hold of Becky and hits her with a pumphandle slam! Lacey makes the cover 1 2 Becky kicks out! Lacey looks annoyed and sits on Becky. She sits there for a few seconds and starts slapping her again! Total disrespect being shown by the first lady of Smackdown Live tonight! Lacey grabs Becky by her hair but Becky counters with a boot to the stomach and hits her with a pumphandle suplex! Becky though chooses to not make the cover and instead looks to do more damage as she grabs hold of Lacey's arm and starts working it over, as she looks to weaken the arm ready for the DIS-ARM-HER! Lacey is already in pain due to the damage done by Becky but she breaks free with a couple of elbows sending Becky backwards.

    Lacey connects with a kick to the chest before she plants her with a swinging neckbreaker! Lacey isn't done however as she gets into a handspring before transitioning into an elbow drop! Lacey makes the cover 1 2 Becky kicks out! Lacey at this point who would make her way over to Becky's right arm and connects with a handspring knee drop to the arm! Corey Graves on commentary calls this smart and says Lacey is looking to make it harder for Becky to lock in the dis-arm-her! She grabs hold of Becky as she goes for a shoulderbreaker but Becky fights Lacey off as once again Becky Lynch is too good for Lacey Evans! Becky grabs her right arm and sends her crashing to the mat with an arm drag! Becky lifts Lacey Evans off the mat and sends her flying with a BEXPLODER! Becky hooks the leg and makes the cover 1 2 Lacey kicks out! Becky sighs to herself as she looks to end this!

    She gets Lacey in position once again looking for MAN DOWN but Lacey once again is ready for it and counters by hitting Becky with a facebuster to the mat! Lacey plants Becky Lynch and makes the cover 1 2 Becky Lynch kicks out again! Lacey sighs as she sizes Becky Lynch up and gets ready to go for the WOMAN'S RIGHT! She lines Becky up and swings for the fences...

    BUT BECKY CATCHES THE ARM AND TRANSITIONS IT INTO THE DIS-ARM-HER!

    BECKY LOCKS IT IN TIGHT!

    LACEY HAS NOWHERE TO GO...

    AND TAPS!

    BECKY LYNCH RETAINS HER TITLE!

    Winner via submission and still Smackdown Women's champion: Becky Lynch (8:37)

    Becky Lynch holds on for a second or two but she does let go of Lacey's arm as she rolls to the outside straight away holding her right arm, annoyed to have lost to the Man Becky Lynch tonight and lost her opportunity to win the Smackdown Women's title. Byron Saxton puts over Becky Lynch defending both her Smackdown and Raw Women's title for 3 months. Corey though tells us once again she will have to defend both her titles when she takes on Asuka and the winner of the Raw Women's title tournament at Summerslam.

    Byron tells us she has done it before so maybe she can do it again. The camera then cuts to a sweaty Asuka who is watching backstage as she stares at the TV with an angry focused glare. We cut back to the ring as Becky Lynch celebrates getting Becky2belts chants from the fans, once again proving herself to be at the top of the Women's division in WWE. We then cut backstage as we see Cathy Kelly stood ready for an interview.

    Cathy Kelly: Would you please welcome my guest at this time Ricochet?

    Ricochet walks into the shot still selling the pain from the fatal 4 way Intercontinental title match earlier tonight.

    Cathy Kelly: Ricochet tonight you went through a battle with three of the best superstars on Smackdown Live for the Intercontinental title. How did it feel to come up short tonight?

    ???: Why are you interviewing him?

    The camera pans over to show Daniel Bryan with his Hemp WWE title followed by fellow Eco-warrior Erick Rowan as Daniel Bryan looks furious. Ricochet meanwhile just shakes his head as Daniel Bryan starts to rant.

    Daniel Bryan: Why are you wasting these people's time interviewing someone like Ricochet when you could be interviewing the planet's champion who once again defeated the Miz. I have so many important things that I need to say. I need to make sure the fans know the correct...

    Ricochet: Maybe people are sick of hearing you talk.

    Ricochet barges past the pair as Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan stand in front of Cathy Kelly looking annoyed as we cut back to the ring ready for the next match.

    *GALLANTRY*

    Drew McIntyre's music hits as he marches out with an angry stare as Shane McMahon follows the sinister Scotsman to the ring. Byron Saxton on commentary wonders why Shane McMahon is out here but Corey Graves replies telling Byron that the Smackdown Live commissioner probably wants to make sure this number one contender's match goes smoothly.

    *THE TRUTH REIGNS*

    Roman Reigns walks down to the ring with a serious look on his face. Drew McIntyre stares up the ramp, looking for a fight almost immediately but the referee and Shane tell him to back up as Reigns snarls at him. Byron thinks this one could explode any minute as the referee calls for the bell and this match is underway!

    Number one contender match for Summerslam: Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre w/Shane McMahon

    Once the bell rings, Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns charge at each other and start brawling in the middle of the ring! Both men batter the hell out of each other in the first minute with neither man really gaining an edge as they end up by the ring ropes and send each other to the outside! The commentary team reminds us of the bad blood between the two after Drew McIntyre's digs at Reigns's cancer in the lead-up to Wrestlemania! Once they are on the outside both men land on their feet and carry on the brawl but Reigns gains the upper hand as he sends Drew McIntyre into the barricade by the timekeeper's area! Roman takes a moment to gear himself up and looks to go for a SPEAR THROUGH THE BARRICADE but Drew counters with a knee strike stunning a charging Roman Reigns as the referee gets to a 3 count.

    Drew saves himself early in this match as Reigns is clearly fired up. Drew grabs the big dawg and sends him into the barricade with an Irish whip! Drew McIntyre isn't done as he starts beating the hell out of Reigns on the outside. The referee inside the ring can be heard getting to a 6 count as Drew McIntyre picks Roman up and slams him on the ring floor with a snap suplex! The referee gets to a 7 count as Drew McIntyre rolls into the ring smiling for a moment before rolling out of the ring looking to inflict more pain on Roman Reigns! Drew McIntyre slides back out of the ring and once again looks to toss Roman into the barricade but this time Roman reverses it with an Irish whip of his own! Roman wastes no time as he charges at Drew and smashes him with a massive uppercut whilst he is leaning on the barricade!

    Roman grabs Drew McIntyre by the head and slams him into the steel steps at ringside. We see them slightly move due to the impact of the throw from Roman Reigns who lets out a loud roar to a pop from the crowd! In the ring, the referee gets to a 4 count as Roman grabs Drew McIntyre and rolls him back into the ring. Roman makes the first cover of the match 1 2 Drew McIntyre kicks out! Roman Reigns now in the ring grabs hold of Drew McIntyre and launches him into the corner of the ring! Reigns charges in but Drew McIntyre catches him in the face with a big boot stopping Reigns's momentum! Roman stumbles back a little bit as Drew McIntyre takes his head off with a clothesline! Drew grabs hold of Roman and tosses him into the air before hitting him with an elbow strike to the head! Drew makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out!

    Drew stays on the mat as he goes for a bow and arrow stretch on the mat but Roman refuses to let him lock it in, catching Drew in the jaw with a wicked right hand! Roman gets to his feet but Drew is ready as he catches him with a jumping neckbreaker! Drew makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out! Roman tries to roll to the outside as Drew responds to this by hitting a punt kick to the chest! Reigns starts to make his way to his feet as Drew McIntyre makes his way over to the big dawg and starts laying into him with several knife-edge chops, laying into Roman here. The referee has to warn him as he gets dangerously close to a 5 count as he backs away leaving Roman feeling a little sore but he then sends Roman to the outside with a massive lariat! Roman crashes to the floor with a thud as Drew slowly climbs over the ropes and onto the ring apron. He lines Roman Reigns up and dives off hitting Reigns with a DIVING CLOTHESLINE!

    Drew once again gets to his feet as he looks focused on getting the job done as Shane McMahon cheers the crown jewel of the Corporation on from his corner at ringside. Drew though lifts Roman Reigns off the ring floor and hits him with a massive overhead belly to belly suplex onto the entrance ramp! Roman can't help but clutch his chest due to the impact as Drew wipes out as rising Roman on the entrance ramp! In the ring, the referee gets to a 4 count as Drew picks up the prone Roman Reigns oddly not wanting to take the win via countout and sends Reigns into the ring apron! Roman's back and mid-section are getting destroyed by Drew's assault in the early stages of this match. The referee gets to a 6 count as Drew grabs Roman and lifts him into the air, looking for a spinebuster onto the apron but Roman starts punching Drew until he lets go of him, saving himself from that lethal move!

    Roman follows it up with a lariat taking Drew down to the ring floor as the referee is now getting to an 8 count in the ring. Reigns slides inside making sure he beats the count as the referee gets to 9... but Drew makes it in just in time as well! Drew and Roman both rise to their feet as the two men stare each other down and once again go back to trading blows in the center of the ring! Drew gains the upper hand once he starts targeting Reigns's damaged mid-section! Drew McIntyre grabs hold of Roman looking to lift him into the air but Roman counters with a side suplex slamming Drew to the mat. Reigns makes the cover 1 2 Drew kicks out! Reigns though looks to take control and this allows him to recover. He then works over Drew McIntyre for a little bit with a nerve hold! Roman lets go of the nerve hold and hits a jumping elbow drop to Drew. Reigns makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out!

    Roman gets to his feet as he hits Drew with a few punches to the head and sends him into the corner of the ring as he looks to take control of the match. Shane watches on as Roman starts battering the hell out of Drew in the corner of the ring with several corner clotheslines! Reigns lets out a roar before hitting him with a final clothesline! Reigns grabs Drew's head and goes for a running bulldog but Drew counters and sends Reigns into the corner with a BUCKLE BOMB! Drew once Reigns is in the corner of the ring charges in and clocks him in the head with a big boot to the face! Drew makes sure to drive the boot in before smashing Roman in the face with an elbow to the head! Drew grabs hold of Roman and spins him around for a spinebuster to the mat! Drew makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out! Drew looks a little annoyed as he grabs hold of Roman and starts working over him a little on the mat.

    Drew lifts Roman off the mat and starts hitting him with a couple of German suplexes sending Reigns's body crashing off the mat! Drew makes his way over to Roman and makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out! Drew is a little annoyed as he picks Roman up but Roman counters with a DDT to the mat cutting Drew off. Commentary put over how evenly matched these two men are as Reigns makes the cover 1 2 Drew kicks out! Roman takes a moment as he grabs his mid-section selling the damage done before getting to his feet as he catches the rising Drew McIntyre with a palm strike sending him backwards a little bit. Roman takes a moment as he sets himself up in the corner and charges at Drew looking for the SUPERMAN PUNCH but Drew counters with SNAKE EYES and sends Roman's head crashing into the turnbuckle! Roman is dazed and turns around into a dropkick from McIntyre! Drew makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out!

    Drew at this point looks a little annoyed that Roman will not stay down and drags him off the mat and connects with a gutwrench powerbomb planting Roman Reigns. Drew makes the cover 1 2 Roman kicks out! Drew looks annoyed in the ring as we can see Shane on the outside cheering him on. Roman meanwhile is really starting to struggle due to the damage done by Drew in this match. Drew makes his way towards the top rope as he takes a few seconds to line up Reigns before connecting with a diving leg drop! Drew makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out! Drew looks annoyed Roman was able to kick out but he stays focused. Shane McMahon at ringside cheers him on as Drew lifts Roman up off the mat as he gets Roman Reigns in position for the FUTURESHOCK DDT! However Roman fights of out of it and counters by getting Drew into a fireman's carry position and hits an uppercut rocking Drew slightly. He lifts him off the mat and plants the Scotsman with a powerbomb! Reigns makes the cover 1 2 Drew kicks out!

    Reigns takes a moment to sell his ribs as his mid-section is in pain as he takes a moment to get off the mat but he once again makes his way to the corner of the ring as he cocks his fist and sizes up the rising Drew McIntyre hitting him with the SUPERMAN PUNCH! Roman makes the cover 1 2 Drew kicks out! Roman, however, makes his way to the corner of the ring as he starts to size Drew McIntyre up for the SPEAR... BUT Drew dodges out of the way! Roman Reigns turns around as Drew hits him with a massive GLASGOW KISS. Reigns is rocked by the super-hard headbutt as Drew grabs Reigns and slams him down to the mat with a double rotation spinebuster! Drew makes the cover 1 2 Reigns kicks out! Drew McIntyre though is not done there as he grabs hold of Roman Reigns and looks to lock in the IRON MAIDEN (chicken-wing over the shoulder crossface)! He gets it locked in tight in the center of the ring as he stretches the hell out of Roman Reigns as he tries to force him to tap out! Reigns struggles in the hold... But he makes his way to the ropes!

    Drew McIntyre breaks the hold at the count of 3 as he slams Reigns's head down to the mat with a thud, clearly annoyed as the referee looks to make sure Reigns is OK. Reigns though refuses to let the referee check on him as Drew on the other side of the ring sizes Roman Reigns up and charges in looking for the CLAYMORE... BUT REIGNS DODGES OUT OF THE WAY AND DREW TAKES OUT THE REFEREE BY MISTAKE! Drew looks a little stunned he hit the referee by mistake but shows no remorse as he turns around but gets hit with a SPEAR! Roman Reigns takes advantage of McIntyre's mistake and wipes the sinister Scotsman out. Reigns makes the cover as the fans start to count 1 2 3 4 5. Reigns soon realizes the referee is out cold and makes his way over to the referee trying to revive him.

    However, as Roman Reigns is trying to revive the referee we see Shane McMahon makes his way over to Drew McIntyre who is still down from the spear and tries to get his attention as he reaches into his pocket! Drew starts to come to and looks a little confused as we can see Shane pull a pair of BRASS KNUCKLES out of his pocket! Drew questions what he is doing as Shane tells Drew to use this as Shane tosses the weapon to Drew...

    BUT ROMAN CATCHES IT INSTEAD!

    Shane McMahon quickly realizes what he has done as Roman shrugs and puts the brass knuckles on! He sizes Drew McIntyre up and catches him as he turns around with a SUPERMAN PUNCH USING THE BRASS KNUCKLES! Reigns tosses them from the ring as the referee is starting to come to! Roman Reigns makes the cover as Shane McMahon watches on from ringside with his head in his hands!

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    Roman Reigns is going to Summerslam!

    Winner via pinfall: Roman Reigns (15:37)

    Roman Reigns gets to his feet holding his mid-section as Corey Graves on commentary calls this a robbery! Byron, however, responds to this telling Corey that Shane's plan backfired and it was all Shane's fault. Drew meanwhile is just coming to and he turns his eyes to Shane McMahon outside the ring! Shane McMahon meanwhile looks worried as he tells Drew he is sorry. Drew though isn't in the mood to listen and gets to his feet, chasing after a fleeing Shane McMahon!

    Roman Reigns back in the ring just shrugs and goes back to celebrating his victory tonight, with the fans excited at the prospect of Roman Reigns main-eventing Summerslam as he fights either Randy Orton or Kofi Kingston for the WWE title! We quickly cut backstage as we see Shane McMahon running away but Drew catches him with a lariat to the back of the head, dropping Shane! Drew grabs hold of Shane and pins him up against the wall as we can see a bunch of stagehands trying to stop him!

    Drew McIntyre: WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING INVOLVED IN MY MATCHES?

    Shane McMahon doesn't say a word as he cowers in fear with the Scottish psychopath ready to kill him. At this point, Baron Corbin and Elias appear pulling Drew McIntyre away from the Smackdown Live commissioner trying to calm him down. Drew, however, shakes them off with ease as he stands over Shane McMahon who is on the floor begging for mercy.

    Drew McIntyre:You better fix this or I swear to god, you will pay!

    Drew McIntyre storms off as Baron Corbin and Elias check on Shane McMahon as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside. Corey berates Drew for putting his hands on Shane McMahon but Byron tells Corey that Drew has every right to be mad, as Shane McMahon cost him a WWE title shot at Summerslam with his actions tonight even if it was by accident!

    *WAR*

    The War Raiders make their way out getting boos from the live crowd as they walk to the ring led by their leader over the last few months Bray Wyatt. They hold their Smackdown tag team titles in the air as Bray has an evil smile on his face as he points them towards the ring and makes his way to the timekeeper's area. He grabs a steel chair from it and takes a seat on it next to the commentary table as he gets ready to watch the carnage.

    *LIVE FOR THE MOMENT*

    Matt Hardy makes his way out to the ring with a steel chair in one hand and a microphone in the other. Corey Graves wonders who would be crazy enough to team with him as the War Raiders have broken everyone who has gotten in their way! Matt takes a moment staring all 3 men down in the ring.

    Matt Hardy: You three have managed to injure my brother twice now and tonight, it isn't just about those tag team titles. No tonight I get payback and DE DE... DELETE you two!

    It has been a while but it causes the crowd to start up a few “delete” chants.

    Matt Hardy: But who could I find willing to take on you two? Two monsters who take pleasure in going to war. I need a friend to save me. I need a force of nature. I needed a superhero.



    Smackdown tag team titles No DQ tornado tag team match: War Raiders (c) vs Matt Hardy and The Hurricane

    The Hurricane and Matt Hardy overwhelm the pair and force them out of the ring with the chair shots! Both men then drop the chairs in the ring and make their way to the top rope and hit both the War Raiders with a diving crossbody! This gets cheers from the crowd as Bray Wyatt watches on with an angry glare. Matt Hardy starts laying into Hanson whilst Hurricane is firing off on Rowe as the unlikely duo are in control. The Hurricane makes his way over to the ringside barricade and jumps off it hitting Rowe with a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Meanwhile Matt Hardy takes Rowe down with a Russian legsweep! Matt though isn't done as he climbs to the top rope, posing for a moment and hits Rowe with a SWANTON BOMB HIS BROTHER JEFF'S SIGNATURE MOVE! The Hurricane makes his way over to Matt as they lift Rowe up and slowly roll him into the ring.

    It takes a little while to get him into the ring but they manage to do it. However, Hanson is back up and clobbers the Hurricane from behind! Matt Hardy sees this and jumps onto Hanson who catches him and slams him down onto the ring apron with a brutal spinebuster! Matt Hardy grabs his back as we can hear Bray in the background laughing like a mad man. Rowe in the ring gets back to his feet a little dazed as Hanson shouts to Rowe. Rowe climbs onto the apron as Hanson joins him on the ring apron. Rowe tosses Hanson onto the prone Hurricane for a CANNONBALL SENTON! Rowe follows this up by diving off the apron and hitting Matt Hardy with a dropkick sending him into the barricade! Bray once again starts laughing as he enjoys his two men destroying their opponents tonight as the tide is starting to turn in The War Raiders favor.

    Hanson and Rowe are back on their feet as they both nod and grab the Hurricane and Matt Hardy by the throat, chokeslamming them on the ring floor! Hanson and Rowe look to Bray who gives them a sinister nod as the pair make their way into the ring and grab both of the steel chairs, making their way back over to Matt Hardy. They lift both of the chairs into the air and start battering the hell out of him with both of the chairs! They hit him with several chair shots as The Hurricane tries to make the save but Rowe catches him in the gut with the steel chair before smashing him in the back with it! Rowe then opens the chair up, setting it down on the outside of the ring. He yanks the Hurricane onto his shoulders and hits him with an ELEVATED POWERBOMB ONTO THE CHAIR, BREAKING IT! Hurricane holds his back clearly out of it as Hanson drops his steel chair having worn it out on the back of Matt Hardy as he picks him up and sends him into the apron!

    Matt's back bounces off the apron holding his back as Hanson wipes him out with a clubbing lariat! He rolls Matt Hardy into the ring as Rowe meanwhile reaches under the ring and grabs a table sliding it into the ring! Rowe goes about setting up the table as Hanson grabs hold of Matt looking to carry on the beating but Matt counters by BITING Hanson's arm in desperation! It is almost like something has broken inside the mind of Matt Hardy as he looks to find any way possible to survive! Hanson grabs his arm and looks furious but before Matt can do anything else, Rowe slides into the ring and smashes Matt Hardy with an elbow strike! Matt wobbles as Hanson runs over and hits him with a running bulldog. Both the War Raiders look at each other and roar with Hanson picking up Rowe and POWERBOMBS HIM ONTO MATT HARDY! Matt is down and out as both men look to finish him off...

    But the Hurricane appears on the top rope! He points at both the War Raiders who look confused as he dives off the top rope and catches both men off-guard with a diving dropkick! Matt falls to the mat and rolls out of the ring for the moment. The Hurricane gets pumped up as he jumps on Rowe and hits him with the hurricane press! He lays into Rowe really pummelling one-half of the tag team champions.Hanson gets back to his feet and drags the Hurricane off of Rowe. Hurricane, however, fights back and GRABS HANSON BY THE THROAT! Rowe gets up but Hurricane GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT AS WELL... which of course fails as both men swat him away like a fly. Hanson grabs the Hurricane tossing him into the air as Rowe catches him and hits him with THOR'S HAMMER! Rowe makes the cover

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    The War Raiders are not done yet as they look over at the table set up in the corner of the ring and drag The Hurricane to his feet by the throat. Rowe and Hanson take a few seconds to pull the dead weight across the ring before they hit the Hurricane with a DOUBLE CHOKESLAM THROUGH THE TABLE! Rowe pulls the Hurricane out of the rubble and makes the cover as Hanson runs off the ropes and wipes out Matt Hardy with a SUICIDE DIVE!

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    Winners via pinfall and still Smackdown tag team champions: The War Raiders (4:17)

    Mercifully this one is over. The referee makes his way to Rowe as he lifts his hand into the air as the commentary team put over the dominance shown by the pair tonight and whilst the two veterans put up a fight, they were no match for the War Raiders in this kind of chaotic environment. Bray gets up from his chair at ringside as he grabs the Smackdown tag team titles and slides into the ring handing them both to Rowe and Hanson. On the outside, we can see Matt struggling to his feet as he sees what happened to his friend Shane Helms. In the ring, however, we can hear Bray says something to the War Raiders and they slide to the outside. Byron says there is no need for this but Corey tells him that Bray wants to send a message to the entire Smackdown Live roster tonight!

    Hanson and Rowe slide out of the ring as they surround a dazed Matt Hardy. Matt is smart enough to know he is in trouble and starts desperately trying to fight back! However, he doesn't last long against the two behemoths as they batter the hell out of Matt Hardy. Hanson flattens him with a sit-out DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB onto the ring floor. Rowe meanwhile looks under the ring and pulls out another table! He sets it up on the outside and makes his way back over to Hanson as both men grab Matt Hardy by the throat and PUT HIM THROUGH THE TABLE WITH A DOUBLE CHOKESLAM AS WELL!

    Total destruction by the War Raiders tonight as pose over Matt Hardy's prone body looking as dominant as ever with Corey and Byron wondering who will be able to stop them. We then cut to a quick network ad that hypes up the upcoming Summerslam PPV in Toronto Canada in 5 weeks! We then cut back to the commentary team who inform us up next is the main event for the evening as Kofi Kingston defends his WWE title against Randy Orton! We cut to a video package that is set to Vicious by Halestorm. The package focuses on the history of these two men and their feud going all the way back to 2008. It goes over all the big moments as it shows Kofi destroying his car, beating CM Punk and Orton in the same night, the Boom drop in MSG before it quickly cuts to the STUPID STUPID STUPID moment and focuses on Orton RKOing him.

    The package carries on showing Kofi having to work his way back up and his midcard title reigns over the years and his numerous tag team title runs with different partners. We then see Randy Orton having title run after title run as we hear Randy's comments calling Kofi great but reminding us he was the legend killer but now he is the legend. We then cut to Orton's return RKOing Kofi before once again showing Kofi beating down Orton through the years and even showing Kofi destroying Orton's special car before we hear Kofi tell Orton he will beat him because he has to before we cut back to the ring ready for the main event.

    *VOICES*

    Randy Orton slowly makes his way to the ring, taking his time as he gets mostly boos from the crowd but a few cheers due to being Randy Orton. He has an evil smirk on his face as he walks to the ring taking his time. Corey Graves on commentary talks about the hall of fame career Orton has had already and reminds us he is a 13 time World champion. Byron counters Corey, telling him Kofi has faced Orton before and knows what he is in for.

    Big E: Ooooooh Philadelphia. Don't you dare be sour, clap for your world famous WWE champion and feel the power!

    *NEW DAY, NEW WAY*

    The whole of the New Day make their way to the top of the entrance ramp as Kofi Kingston the WWE champion stands front and center. Both Big E and Xavier Woods are hyping their boy up ahead of one of the biggest matches of his career as he looks to overcome the man who stopped his rise in the past. Kofi turns to them giving the pair a hug before they head backstage leaving their boy to handle his business.

    As Kofi Kingston is walking to the ring he stares at Randy Orton, ready to kick his ass as he takes him time getting into the ring. Byron Saxton comments that Kofi is focused on not just defeating Randy tonight but making sure he stays WWE champion. Corey gives Kofi credit calling him a fighting champion but Randy Orton is on another level compared to most world champions. Kofi passes the referee the WWE title as they do the usual pre-match announcements before getting the main event underway.

    WWE title match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs Randy Orton

    As soon as the bell rings, Kofi charges at Randy Orton and lays into the challenger as he looks to get Orton back for the attacks on his friend Xavier Woods. Randy gets trapped in the corner of the ring as Kofi mounts the Viper and starts laying into him. Kofi gets off about 10 punches before backing away and follows up with a European Uppercut! Kofi grabs Orton as he tosses him out of the corner and runs off the ropes connecting with a splash. Kofi makes the cover 1 Orton kicks out! Kofi will have to do a lot more to put away the 13-time World champion tonight. Kofi climbs on top of Orton as he looks to lay into the Viper and keep control of the match! After a few shots, he climbs off Orton and looks to go for a jumping double foot stomp but Orton smartly rolls out of the way and out of the ring! Orton gets boos for taking a breather but Kofi thinking quickly sprints to the top rope and dives onto Randy Orton hitting him with a SLINGSHOT TOPE CON HILO wiping out the Viper out!

    Loud cheers from the crowd as Kofi looks fired up in the opening stages of this match. Kofi grabs hold of Randy and rolls him back into the ring as Byron Saxton gives Kofi credit for keeping the fast pace up and overwhelming Randy Orton in the opening stages of this contest. Orton in the ring gets to his feet as Kofi positions himself on the top rope and hits a diving chop dropping Randy Orton! Kofi makes the cover 1 2 Orton kicks out! The crowd once again gets behind Kofi who has been all over Randy Orton so far in this match as he runs off the ropes and connects with a basement dropkick sending Randy back down to the mat as Kofi makes another cover. 1 2 Orton kicks out! Kofi gets to his feet looking to keep up the pressure but as he goes for a hip toss Orton fights back hitting Kofi with a European uppercut! Randy looks to charge at Kofi but Kofi leapfrogs over Orton and runs off the ropes hitting Orton with a hurricanrana!

    Orton gets to his feet a little dazed as Kofi runs off the ropes and takes him down with one of his signature double-handed chops before running the ropes again and catches Orton with another double-handed chop! Kofi is getting pumped up as he runs off the ropes and goes for the BOOM DROP but Orton moves out of the way causing Kofi to crash and burn! Orton smiles as he looks to pounce as he catches a rising Kofi Kingston with a DDT planting Kofi to the mat. Orton though smirks and doesn't make the cover, knowing he has to do some more damage to Kofi to win this match!

    Orton makes his way down to the mat and starts to work over Kofi as he locks him in a headlock and starts to wear down Kofi, looking to slow down the pace. Luckily for the fans however Orton doesn't keep the headlock in too long as he drags Kofi off the mat keeping it locked in before transitioning into a one-hand bulldog. Orton makes the cover 1 2 Kofi kicks out! Orton though remains calm as he smiles to himself, almost like he is going to enjoy picking Kofi apart! Orton would then start up the GARVIN STOMP as he makes his way to each of Kofi's limbs and looks to pick him apart one limb at a time!

    Randy Orton finishes the Garvin stomp off as he makes his way to the head of Kofi and jumps into the air hitting him with the jumping knee drop to the skull! Kofi clutches his head as Orton lets out an evil smirk as he feels in control of the match. He once again gets Kofi in a headlock looking to work over him but Kofi thinking quickly uses his agility to get his feet to the ropes and puts Orton into a pinning predicament! 1 2 Orton kicks out and is forced to break the hold! Orton looks furious Kofi was able to counter him and goes to attack Kofi but the champion reacts quickly leapfrogging over the Viper Randy Orton and connects with a dropkick planting Orton. Kofi leaps into the air and plants Orton in the chest with a jumping elbow drop. Kofi makes the cover 1 2 Orton kicks out! Kofi gets to his feet as he once again looks to keep up the high pace, running off the ropes and connecting with a running soccer kick to the chest!

    Orton clutches his chest as Kofi takes a moment before running off the ropes and hitting Orton with a second kick, this time to the head planting Randy Orton! Kofi makes the cover 1 2 Orton kicks out! Orton as soon as he kicks out, rolls out of the ring as he once again looks to get away from the fast-paced offense of Kofi Kingston. Kofi once again looks to keep the pace up as he runs off the ropes and goes for a SUICIDE DIVE... BUT ORTON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY CAUSING KOFI TO CRASH AND BURN! Orton lets out a cocky smirk as he looks at the fallen Kofi Kingston who is in a lot of pain after crashing and burning on his suicide dive attempt! Orton bends down and calls Kofi “STUPID” getting boos from the live crowd. Randy drags Kofi up off the ring floor and Irish whips Kofi into the barricade as he now looks to take complete control. The referee gets to a 4 count in the ring as Randy Orton being the veteran he is, makes his way back inside the ring and slides back out knowing he can't win the WWE title by countout.

    He slowly makes his way back to Kofi, who is still in a lot of pain after crashing and burning as Orton sends him into the barricade and starts laying into him with several punches! Orton though lets out an evil smirk as he drags Kofi to his feet and hits a BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX ONTO THE BARRICADE! Kofi's shouts out in clear pain after being dropped back first onto the barricade. The sadistic Viper lets out an evil smirk as he looks to carry on his attack. He grabs hold of Kofi and drags him towards the ring before rolling him inside as he slowly stalks his prey. Once inside the ring Orton looks to zero in on the damage he has done and grabs hold of Kofi as he locks him in a bow and arrow hold as he targets Kofi's back! Orton wrenches back on the hold as Kofi is clearly in a lot of pain!

    Orton meanwhile is smiling as he enjoys torturing the champion! Orton after keeping it in for a good half a minute lets go of it but makes sure to stomp on Kofi's back, inflicting even more pain to the champion! Orton takes a moment as he thinks about his next move as he stands behind Kofi and instead of his usual forearms to the chest, he lays into Kofi's back with several forearms. Orton hammers away at the champion looking to damage Kofi 's back further but Kofi counters with a back elbow stunning Orton for a moment! Kofi looks to get up to his feet struggling due to his back as he takes down Orton with an enzguiri dropping Orton though he has to take a moment once again selling the damage to his back. Kofi looks to run off the ropes carrying on the attack but ORTON CATCHES HIM AND HITS THE SCOOP POWERSLAM! Vintage Orton as Michael Cole would say! Orton makes the cover 1 2 Kofi kicks out! Corey Graves on commentary mentions the damage it will do to Kofi's back each time he kicks out and the Viper will know this!

    Randy bends over Kofi once again calling him stupid as he grabs Kofi and locks him in a headlock. He grinds Kofi down and starts working over him again before transitioning into a rest hold stretching Kofi's back. Orton once again looks to keep the pace slow and work over the champion. Kofi is struggling and tries to fight out of the hold so Orton makes his way to his feet and hits Kofi with a neckbreaker sending Kofi right back down the mat! Orton goes right back to work and starts once again grinding down Kofi, really focusing his attack on the back of Kofi looking to hurt the champion! Orton is getting boos from the crowd as he transitions from the headlocks into a full nelson hold pulling the arms of Kofi back before he slams him down to the mat with a thud. Orton makes the cover 1 2 Kofi kicks out! Orton is starting to get a little frustrated by Kofi's resilience in this match!

    Orton makes his way to the leg of Kofi as he flips him over onto his front and locks him in a Boston crab working over the back of Kofi causing even more pain to the champion as he really wrenches the back of Kofi! Kofi is in a lot of pain in the center of the ring as the commentary wonder if Kofi is going to be forced to tap out! Kofi though refuses to give in, least of all to Randy Orton tonight and starts to crawl to the ropes as he looks for a way out of the hold! Kofi is struggling and in a lot of pain but he is inches away from the ropes and is about to get his fingertips on the ropes as Orton breaks the hold! Orton quickly follows up by hitting a jumping double knee drop onto Kofi's back! Kofi once again cries out in pain as Orton bends over Kofi and calls him stupid for not tapping out. Orton then grabs Kofi by the legs and once again locks the Boston Crab in the center of the ring as he looks to carry on the torture!

    Kofi is once again in big trouble as he teases tapping in the center of the ring but Kofi refuses to give in that easily! He clenches his fist and fights through the pain as once again he starts to make his way to the ropes! Kofi fights and fights through the pain as he reaches out for the bottom rope! Orton wrenches back extra hard one last time but Kofi makes it to the bottom rope forcing the break! Orton though keeps the hold on till the count of 4 really looking to ramp up the damage to the back of the WWE champion! Orton is now starting to get angry at the fact Kofi refuses to give in. Orton shakes his head and can be heard muttering “STUPID, STUPID” to himself before turning around to face the downed Kofi who is struggling to his feet as he stalks his prey and starts banging the mat as he prepares for the RKO! He lines Kofi up and strikes... but KOFI COUNTERS WITH A SOS!

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    Orton kicks out at 2.9!

    Orton just about survived the surprise move and he looks furious! Meanwhile, Kofi struggles up to his feet holding his back as Orton charges at Kofi but Kofi thinking quickly hits Orton with a hurricanrana sending him across the ring! Kofi then charges at Orton and catches him with a jawbreaker! Kofi makes the cover 1 2 Orton kicks out! Kofi takes a few moments to get back up as he sells the damage done to his back throughout this match! Kofi looks to tough through the pain as he runs off the ropes but the Viper strikes quickly sending him over the ropes with a clothesline! Randy Orton then looks at the prone Kofi Kingston on the ring apron and looks to drag him up to his feet as he takes a few seconds before planting Kofi with the HANGING MIDDLE ROPE DDT! Kofi's head is planted into the mat as Orton rolls him over and makes the cover

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    Kofi kicks out!

    Orton snarls as he looks annoyed Kofi will not stay down in this match! Orton climbs on top of Kofi at this point and just unloads on the champion! Orton starts battering the WWE champion with several brutal mounted punches to the head, as he looks to kill Kofi's fight tonight! Orton gets to his feet as he takes a moment to pose for the crowd as he stretches his arms out in the air. Orton is getting cocky. He makes his way back over to his prey as he drags him up to his feet as he looks for the R...KOFI COUNTERS WITH A LEAPING BACK ELBOW SENDING ORTON BACKWARDS! Kofi wastes no time as he hits Orton with a reverse roundhouse kick sending Orton to the mat! Kofi knows how lethal the RKO is and keeps finding ways to avoid being hit by it! Kofi knows he can't keep this up forever. Especially with the state his back is in and looks to go high risk! He climbs to the top rope as he takes a few moments to steady himself due to his back before HITTING A TOP ROPE BOOM DROP! KOFI HOOKS THE LEG!

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    ORTON KICKS OUT!

    Kofi takes a moment to get to his feet but refuses to get upset at Orton kicking out. He is fueled by the power of positivity and refuses to let this setback get him down. He moves away from Randy as he sizes him up in the center of the ring as he gets ready to hit TROUBLE IN PARAD... ORTON DODGES AND CONNECTS WITH THE RKO OUTTA NOWHERE! Orton makes the cover

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    KOFI GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES!

    Randy Orton looks confused and wonders why the referee is not counting to 3 but then he sees Kofi's foot and realizes! Randy, however, does react well as he just starts stomping Kofi on the mat looking to batter the WWE champion, angry he dared survive the RKO! He stomps and stomps on the back of Kofi until the referee is forced to pull him back as he warns the Viper he will disqualify him! Kofi meanwhile using all of his energy manages to crawl to the corner of the ring as Randy has a face full of rage and venom. Orton heads to the opposite corner of the ring and HIS MOUTH STARTS TO FOAM AS HE SETS UP FOR THE DREADED PUNT KICK!

    KOFI IS OUT OF IT IN THE CORNER AS ORTON IS LOOKING TO END HIS CAREER

    RANDY CHARGES IN...

    BUT KOFI COUNTERS WITH A PENDULUM OVERHEAD KICK OUT OF THE CORNER!

    RANDY STUMBLES BACK!

    AS KOFI FLIES OUT OF THE CORNER AND HITS TROUBLE IN PARADISE!

    KOFI MAKES THE COVER!

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    KOFI KINGSTON RETAINS!

    Winner via pinfall and still WWE champion: Kofi Kingston (20:47)

    Kofi doesn't move when the bell rings as he lays down on the mat next to Randy Orton, having pulled out of the win after a last-ditch counter. The crowd meanwhile go wild happy that Kofi was able to retain and overcome Randy Orton tonight! Kofi slowly gets to his feet as the referee passes him his WWE title. The Viper Randy Orton meanwhile slides out of the ring and walks to the back looking furious as he leaves as he holding his head. Orton disappears and Kofi stands in the ring celebrating for a while as he rolls out of the ring and celebrates with some of the fans at ringside as we see The New Day sprint down the ramp and they join their boy at ringside as all 3 men give each other a massive hug! Big E and Xavier Woods raise Kofi onto their shoulders as Byron puts over the friendship between these 3 men and how much Kofi winning will mean to them as well as him. The 3 men carrying on celebrating at ringside when...

    *THE TRUTH REIGNS*

    A loud pop though we get a small number of boos as the number one contender for the WWE title at Summerslam Roman Reigns makes his way out onto the entrance ramp. The whole of the New Day turn their attention to the entrance ramp as they see Roman Reigns stood there staring at them as the show comes to end with Roman Reigns and Kofi Kingston staring each other down ahead of their WWE title match as Summerslam!



    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada


    WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Roman Reigns

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Sonya Deville or Kairi Sane or Sasha Banks or Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan or Akira Tozawa or Tony Nese or Noam Dar

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

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    Re: WWE 2019 - No more Wildcards

    Predictions contest:

    InevitableDan: 19

    Wolfbeast: 13

    Battletank: 13

    Chris: 10


    WWE News:
    Shane Helms will be staying with WWE

    Last night saw Shane Helms return to in-ring action making an appearance as the Hurricane. Shane Helms is currently working in a backstage role as a producer but he filled in as Matt Hardy's tag team partner at last minute due to Jeff Hardy's injury. Don't expect this to be a full-time return and this was a one-off appearance to give the fans a pop on the show due to Jeff's injury coming so close to the PPV. Matt Hardy's short-term future is unknown as once again Jeff Hardy is out for the next few months.

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    Monday Night Raw:
    July 8th:
    Newark, New Jersey

    Monday Night Raw starts with the usual video introduction before we cut to Michael Cole and Big Show on commentary who welcome us to a stacked Monday Night Raw. Big Show runs down the card for tonight making sure to remind the fans that the main event will be Aleister Black taking on Seth Rollins for the Universal title. Michael Cole tells us that right now however we will see the Cruiserweight division in action as we will learn who will be facing Rey Mysterio for the Cruiserweight title at Summerslam!

    *WIN IT ALL*

    Tony Nese makes his way out to the ring getting cheers from the crowd and a few woos from the ladies in the crowd as he shows off his great abs. He poses for the crowd as Michael Cole tells us he is one of two former Cruiserweight champions in this match and will be looking to get back to the top of the Cruiserweight division tonight.

    *COMBATIVE*

    Oney Lorcan makes his way out next getting boos from the live crowd as he marches to the ring at a high pace. Big Show puts over how angry Oney Lorcan has been ever since joining Monday Night Raw and his hard-hitting style might give him the edge tonight.

    *STRAWBERRY MOON*

    Akira Tozawa makes his way out next to a small pop from the crowd as he starts shouting “AHA AHA” as he walks to the ring trying to get the crowd excited. Michael Cole mentions his ally in recent times Brian Kendrick is on the shelf leaving Akira all alone but he reminds us that Akira is a former Cruiserweight champion in his own right!

    *WEEKEND ROCKSTAR*

    And the last man to make his way out is the Scottish Supernova Noam Dar. The cocky young superstar is chewing gum as he walks to the ring and is full of himself as always. Big Show on commentary talks about the damage someone like Dar can do to your legs and tells us his submissions might make him the perfect person to beat Rey Mysterio. Noam Dar steps in the ring and he makes sure to walk over to Akira Tozawa. He chews gum in his face as Akira is not bothered by this. Noam Dar reacts to this by spitting his gum in Akria's face! Akira finally cares and punches him in the face! Oney Lorcan takes that as his signal to get the match started attacking Nese and the referee realizing he won't be able to get this under control calls for the bell getting this match underway.

    Match 1: Number one contender's fatal 4-way match: Tony Nese vs Oney Lorcan vs Akira Tozawa vs Noam Dar


    Match summary: This match is a fast chaotic affair as all 4 men give it their all to make it to Summerslam. The early stages of the match resemble two separate singles matches with Oney Lorcan pairing off with recent rival Tony Nese whilst Akira Tozawa pairs off with Noam Dar. After the opening 5 minutes, we are left with Akira Tozawa and Tony Nese in control as they face off in the center of the ring. After a little exchange between the two, the match breaks down into the normal fatal 4-way chaos with each man looking close to winning at different points. However, in the closing stages, Tony Nese takes care of Noam Dar but Akira Tozawa catches him with a bridging German suplex which Oney breaks at 2. He tosses Nese from the ring and hits a half and half suplex on Akira. Oney makes the cover 1 2 3 Oney Lorcan is going to Summerslam!

    Winner via pinfall: Oney Lorcan (11:13)

    Oney Lorcan gets to his feet as Noam Dar was this close to breaking it up but he couldn't make it into the ring in time to make the save! Oney meanwhile pulls his hand away from the referee and gives him a death glare as he marches up the ramp happy to have gotten the job done. On the outside, we can see Tony Nese shaking his head looking disappointed to have come up short whilst Dar being the cocky prick he is can be heard muttering this was Akira's fault as the camera cuts back to the number one contender for the Cruiserweight title at Summerslam Oney Lorcan who looks angry and focused.

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    When we return from the commercial break as we see Renee Young walking backstage as she catches up to the new number one contender for the Cruiserweight title Oney Lorcan who still looks to be in a bad mood as she approaches him.

    Renee Young: Oney can I ask you a few questions?

    Oney just gives her an angry glare not saying a word. Renee is unsure how to react so carries on anyway.

    Renee Young: Um a massive win for you tonight and a massive opportunity as you will be competing at the biggest party of the summer. What are your thoughts ahead of Summerslam?

    Oney just stares angrily at her so Renee asks another question.

    Renee Young: What do you think of your opponent at Summerslam Rey Mysterio?

    Oney just glares at Renee before speaking.

    Oney Lorcan: Rey Mysterio is a legend of this business. He paved the way for people like me.

    Renee Young: Those are very kind words for your opponent...

    Oney Lorcan: But it doesn't matter what he did in the past because I'm going to destroy him! I am going to end the legend of Rey Mysterio and be the ONE at the top of the division.

    Oney Lorcan storms off still not in a good mood even after earning himself a shot at the cruiserweight title. We then cut elsewhere as we can see Curt Hawkins sat down on a bench drinking from a water bottle looking really nervous. He is shaking his head clearly worried ahead of his match with AJ Styles later on tonight. We then see JeyUso and Zack Ryder walk over to their friend and take a seat on opposite sides of him.

    Zack Ryder: Listen bro, don't sweat it. You have got this.

    Curt Hawkins: Dude I am about to take on a former United States champion, a former World champion. He is the Phenomenal one and I am just a loser.

    Jey Uso: Uce you need to stop talking about yourself like that. You are a former tag team champion and tonight you can beat AJ Styles!

    Curt Hawkins: How am I going to beat AJ Styles? I'm not on his level.

    Zack Ryder: Dude you have no chance of doing it when you talk like that. Look at me.

    Curt Hawkins turns to Zack and stares directly into his eyes.

    Zack Ryder: If you keeping thinking like that you have no chance. You need to start believing in yourself.

    Curt just sits there for a moment as he slowly nods taking Zack's words on board.

    Curt Hawkins: OK I will start trying to believe in myself.

    Jey Uso: You have to really mean it Uce. You can't doubt yourself this much. Trust us.

    Curt Hawkins: Guys I know you are trying to help me but I need some time on my own OK?

    Zack Ryder: Alright bro but we will be there at ringside with you deal?

    Zack Ryder sticks his fist out for a fist bump which Curt Hawkins accepts letting out a small smile. Zack Ryder and Jey Uso walk off as Curt Hawkins's smile fades and he is back to being upset once again.

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    *DOMINANCE*

    We return from the commercial break with Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush making their way to the ring. Lio Rush makes sure to hype the monstrous Bobby Lashley up to anyone who will listen in the crowd. Michael Cole says Bobby Lashley is looking to get back on track after losing out on the Universal title at Stomping Grounds. Lashley climbs into the ring looking as stoic as ever whilst Rush keeps up his antics on the outside of the ring.

    *GO HARD*

    Mustafa Ali makes his way out getting a good pop from the live crowd as he does his normal pose when suddenly he gets attacked from behind by AJ STYLES! AJ Styles hits Mustafa Ali with a bunch of clubbing blows but the heart of Monday Night Raw starts fighting back! However, as soon as it looks like Ali might be able to fight back, The Club storm out and both men attack Mustafa Ali putting a beatdown on Ali!

    In the ring Lio Rush being the cocky little shit he is can't help but laugh at Mustafa Ali for getting destroyed by The Club whilst Bobby Lashley just watches on stoic as ever. Both members of The Club lift Mustafa Ali up into the air and plant him with the Magic Killer! We now see a swarm of referees coming out as they tell The Club they need to head to the back. AJ Styles just lets out a cocky smirk as do his boys Gallows and Anderson.

    Lio in the ring tells his main man he might just have the night off which Lashley doesn't seem bothered by as he stands there waiting. In the meantime, the referees are speaking to Mustafa Ali as a bunch of medics come over to check on him. The medics want to take him to the back but Ali pushes them away and refuses treatment. He struggles to his feet and walks to the ring. Paige comes out at this point sans her usual entrance as she looks to speak to Mustafa Ali.

    Paige tells Ali she will find a new opponent for Lashley tonight. Mustafa Ali shakes his head saying he still wants to fight. Paige tries to argue but Ali gets up to his feet saying he will fight either Lashley or The Club. Paige shakes her head before she tells the medics to be ready after the match and allows Mustafa Ali to head to the ring. Ali nods and runs down the ramp. Ali then springboards off the ropes and catches Lashley off-guard with a dropkick! The referee calls for the bell as this match gets underway!

    Match 2: Mustafa Ali vs Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush

    Match summary: Lio Rush slides out of the ring though he shouts at the referee for allowing Lashley to get cheap shotted before the bell. Ali goes at a faster pace than usual, trying to end this match quickly as he overwhelms Lashley with a flurry of high-flying offense. He even gets Lashley in position for the 054 but as Ali flies off Rush shouts for Lashley to move causing Ali to crash and burn! From there Lashley takes full control of the match and batters Mustafa Ali. This goes on for about a minute before Lashley ends it with a running powerslam for the win!

    Winner via pinfall: Bobby Lashley (3:48)

    Bobby Lashley stands tall in the ring as he looking every bit the monster of a man he is as Mustafa Ali is down and out on the mat after not just a beating from the Club but also fighting Bobby Lashley. Michael Cole puts over the heart of Mustafa Ali but Big Show wonders if him fighting Lashley was a good idea after what the Club did. Now on the entrance ramp, Lio Rush starts talking trash to the fans as he hypes his boy up once again. Mustafa Ali in the ring struggles to his feet, selling the damage done to him during this match as he gets a good reaction from the live crowd. As he heads up the ramp it is clear to see he ain't happy. We then cut backstage as we see Charly Caruso stood ready for an interview.

    Charly Caruso: Would you please welcome my guest at this time, the United States champion Samoa Joe.

    Samoa Joe walks into the interview area looking very smug as he has the US title on his shoulder, now champion for 125 days.

    Charly Caruso: A lot of people are wondering what is next for you on Monday Night Raw after beating Chad Gable.

    Samoa Joe: The champion is always ready. But everyone else is running scared! They see me holding this belt and they know the future that awaits them. Look what happened to Rhyno after he faced me! There is no one stronger than me on this brand! No one who is a bigger monster than me. And no one can stop me!

    Samoa Joe walks off having sent a message to the entire Raw roster as we cut back to the commentary team who also wonder if anyone will be able to stop Samoa Joe's United States title reign?

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    When we return from the commercial break, we can see the Bollywood Boyz sat on what looks like a cheap movie set as they turn around to face the camera with big goofy smiles on their face and take off their sunglasses.

    Sunil Singh: Hello guys.

    Samir Singh: As you can see we on set for yet another feature production.

    Sunil Singh: As top Bollywood stars we are very busy.

    Samir Singh: Week in week out we are on set performing in the next top Bollywood movies.

    Sunil Singh: But we took time out of our busy schedule

    Samir Singh: And it is a busy schedule.

    Sunil Singh: Out of the kindness of our hearts we came to Rey's Cruiserweight title ceremony to bring some much-needed prestige.

    Samir Sunil: And how does his son treat us?

    Sunil Singh: With total disrespect.

    Samir Singh: So next week we want a tag team match with Rey Mysterio and his son.

    Sunil Singh: And being the stars we are, we will get what we want.

    Samir Singh: Now if you excuse us, we have to be a film to finish.

    Both the Singh brothers get off their chairs and head onto the set as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside with Michael Cole and Big Show mocking the pair. Both men wonder what it would be like to see Rey's son in action though Big Show mentions that Dominick is still in training and is still learning how to be wrestler which Rey Mysterio has made clear time and time again. Big Show adds he thinks the Singh Brothers know this as well and want a handicap match with Rey Mysterio!

    *TOP ONE PERCENT*

    EC3 makes his way to the ring next getting boos from the fans as he looks as cocky as ever. Drake Maverick joins him as he has his arm outstretched in front of him, with a phone out as the pair mock Tyler Breeze's signature entrance! Michael Cole on commentary reminds us of what happened last week, with Drake Maverick being the difference in EC3's match with Tyler Breeze. EC3 gets into the ring as Drake carries on mocking Tyler Breeze pulling faces and taking “selfies”.

    EC3: Last week, I showed you what true money looks like. See Tyler Breeze thinks he is the model of what a superstar should be but...

    EC3 strikes a few poses as Drake Maverick carries on taking pictures of himself and EC3 annoying the crowd.

    EC3: Just look at me. I have the best body money can by

    Michael Cole (on commentary): Does he realize what he just said?

    EC3: See you may have your looks but I have you beat there. And I also have more money then you will have in your life and more talent then you could ever dream of having.

    Boos from the crowd, for the arrogance being shown as Drake, nods along and takes one more selfie.

    EC3: But last week proved one thing. I came to this brand with a purpose and that is to pick up victory after victory after victory after...

    *#MMMGORGEOUS*

    Tyler Breeze makes his way out to the top of the ramp without his usual selfie stick but instead has a microphone. He is also dressed in a nice shirt and jeans or whatever the height of fashion is at the moment as he looks to address Drake Maverick and EC3 in the ring.

    Tyler Breeze: You two do know that jealousy is an ugly trait. But I suppose it would fit you two uggos perfectly!

    Cheers from the crowd as Drake Maverick and EC3 look furious in the ring, taking offense to being called ugly.

    Tyler Breeze: EC3 you can talk about victories but the only reason you beat me last week is your little troll doll next to you!

    Drake Maverick: What did you call me?

    EC3 grabs hold of Drake calming him down as he looks to speak.

    EC3: Whether Drake got involved or not, I would have beaten you because I'm the better man in every single way.

    Boos from the crowd as EC3 once again starts posing in the ring.

    Tyler Breeze: If you say so. But EC3 I want a rematch.

    EC3: Why should I give you a rematch? I have already done enough for charity this month.

    Tyler Breeze: Cute. But I don't just want to fight you. No, I want to take both you and Drake Maverick on at the same time.

    Both EC3 and Drake Maverick let out a chuckle as they look at each other.

    EC3: So you couldn't beat me and now you want to try beating both of us?

    Tyler Breeze: You heard the prince. Me versus you two next week in a handicap match and both you will learn the power of true beauty.

    EC3: You're on but after next week, you will be a stepping stone for me as I carry on getting victory after victory after victory!

    EC3 tosses the microphone down as he and Drake Maverick pose in the ring whilst Tyler Breeze smirks, acting surprisingly confident ahead of a potential handicap match next week on Monday Night Raw. We then see the Boss and one-half of the WWE Women's tag team champions Sasha Banks making her way to the ring! Michael Cole tells us it's BOSS TIME after the commercial break.

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    *SKY'S THE LIMIT*

    Sasha Banks makes her way out with the Women's tag team title in one hand and the Money in the Bank briefcase in the other. She has a cocky swagger in her step as in the corner of the screen we see a pre-recorded promo coming from the Boss.

    Sasha Banks: Tonight the Boss gets one step closer to Summerslam. Kairi may have become friends with Bayley whilst I was gone but I am Bayley's best friend and I don't mind stepping over Kairi to get what I want. And very soon you'll be calling me Banks3belts!

    We cut back to Sasha in the ring as the commentary team reminds us that if she wins the Raw Women's championship she could then cash in for the Smackdown Women's championship straight after!

    *THE NEXT VOYAGE*

    Kairi Sane makes her way out next also getting a good reaction from the fans as she looks at Sasha Banks through her telescope as she has her eyes on the prize, a chance to fight Becky Lynch at Summerslam. She starts walking to the ring as we also hear from Kairi Sane in a pre-recorded promo.

    Kairi Sane: Tonight I get to fight someone I respect in Sasha Banks. And when I win, I am going to go to Summerslam and taking the gold! I have my eyes on the treasure.

    The short promo ends as we see Kairi Sane step into the ring as she comes face to with Sasha Banks as the referee calls for the bell getting the match underway!

    Match 3: Sasha Banks vs Kairi Sane

    Match Summary: Kairi starts the match by offering Sasha Banks a handshake. Sasha takes a moment to accept it before cheap shotting Kairi Sane! Sasha Banks then jumps on Kairi as she lays into her with an aggressive assault catching the pirate princess off-guard. Sasha stays in control but Kairi fights back and really lays into Banks with some hard kicks, angry at the cheap shot at the start of the match from someone who she thought better of.

    From there it turns into a back and forth match between the pair as both women show why they are two of the best wrestlers in the company. Sasha Banks is even taken aback by how good Kairi Sane is as the former NXT women's champion lays into her with several kicks and strikes really bringing it. Kairi manages to lock in the anchor on Sasha Banks but she makes it to the ropes in time to force a break. Kairi breaks it on the count of 2 as she backs away.

    Sasha though is clutching her ankle as she calls the referee over. Kairi makes her way over to carry on the attack but the referee asks her to back off as he checks on the condition of Sasha Banks. Kairi herself looks a little concerned but Sasha suddenly pushes away the referee and hits a dropkick stunning Kairi! Sasha quickly follows it up as she hits Kairi Sane with BANKRUPT! Sasha Banks makes the cover 1 2 3 Sasha Banks advances to the final thanks to her cheap trick!

    Winner via pinfall: Sasha Banks (13:04)

    Sasha Banks gets to her feet as noticeably she gets a mixed reaction due to her faking an injury to defeat Kairi Sane tonight. Sasha doesn't care though as she celebrates her victory tonight and gloats to the crowd calling herself the boss. She demands the referee pass her not only the Women tag team title but the Money in the Bank briefcase as she gloats. Meanwhile, Kairi Sane who has now recovered looks pretty upset to have been deceived not once but twice by Sasha Banks. Sasha though shows no remorse as she walks up the ramp, as smug as ever.

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    When we return from the commercial break we see Aleister Black is sat down in a dark room on a chair as he looks at the camera. He is in a black shirt and jeans as he looks at the camera.

    Aleister Black: Seth Rollins, I want you to know this. I do respect you.

    Black pauses before carrying on.

    Aleister Black: Just because I see the darkness in you doesn't me I don't respect your ability or the champion you have become. You see I'm a big believer in duality.

    Black rises from his chair and starts to walk around the room.

    Aleister Black: No man is truly good and no man is truly evil. We all have our demons...

    Clips of Seth Rollins turning on the SHIELD, threatening to cripple Edge to bring back the authority and pulling off the heist of the century at Wrestlemania 31.

    Aleister Black: But we all have our own heroic moments...

    Clips of Seth Rollins saving Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns from attacks whilst trying to regain their trust, defeating HHH at Wrestlemania 33 and lastly defeating Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 35.

    Aleister Black: However tonight that doesn't matter. I came to fight the best fighters in the world. And after I laid waste to the competition in NXT, I came to Raw.

    Clips of his time in NXT as he defeated superstars such as Velveteen Dream, Johnny Gargano and even Mr. Money in the Bank Andrade Cien Almas!

    Aleister Black: And tonight, I want you to give everything Seth. I am looking for a fight and tonight the devil on my back will be quenched as I become Universal champion as you will fade...

    Clips of Aleister Black hitting superstar after superstar after superstar with the Black Mass.

    Aleister Black: Fade to Black!

    Aleister takes a seat back on his chair and goes back to meditating as we cut to Renee Young who walks up to The Club who are laughing and joking with each other backstage.

    Renee Young: AJ, Luke, Karl. Why did you attack Mustafa Ali before his match earlier tonight?

    AJ Styles: Why Renee? Because we can! That disrespectful punk thinks that a fluke pinfall over me means anything? He got lucky. Look at my boys next to me.

    Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows lift their Raw tag team titles into the air.

    AJ Styles: They are two-time tag team champions. And me? I am a former two-time WWE champion and a former United States champion. I mean I'm simply Phenomenal! Mustafa Ali is not on my level and needed to be put in his place! Now, are you done?

    Renee Young: No I have one more question AJ. Shouldn't you be preparing for your match later on tonight against Curt Hawkins?

    All 3 members of the Club stare at Renee Young blankly for a few seconds before they burst out laughing.

    AJ Styles (still laughing): Oh Renee, you crack me up. Prepare for Curt Hawkins? Renee that match is going to be the easiest match of my life. I don't need to do any preparations to beat that loser. Come on boys lets go.

    All 3 members of the Club walk off as Renee shakes her head as we see Karl Anderson come into the shot one more time.

    Karl Anderson: AHAHAHAHA

    Karl walks off as Renee shakes her head as the commentary team tell us after the commercial break we will see the second semi-final in the Raw Women's title tournament as Bayley takes on Sonya Deville!

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    *SQUARE UP*

    Boos from the crowd as the former MMA fighter Sonya Deville makes her way out to the ring and she looks ready for a fight. She looks focused as we see get a picture in picture promo from Sonya Deville as she is stood with her tag team partner Mandy Rose.

    Sonya Deville: Tonight I get the chance to avenge the injustice me and Mandy have suffered over the last couple of months.

    Mandy Rose: Week in week out, our names have been dragged through the mud!

    Sonya Deville: But tonight, I might just do what I'm accused of doing and when I win the final, I am taking the Raw Women's title from Becky Lynch.

    Mandy Rose: You may have beaten one former MMA star but this one has been wrestling far longer then Ronda ever did and has never been given the same opportunities as Ronda. When she gets her shot, she is taking the Raw Women's title.

    Sonya Deville: And when we get our rightful rematch for the WWE Women's tag team titles, we will take those too!

    We cut back to the ring as Sonya is jumping up and down on the spot, shadow boxing as she waits for Bayley.

    *TURN IT UP*

    Bayley makes her way out next holding her Women's tag team title in the air getting a decent pop from the live crowd. She has her eyes focused on the ring as Sonya stares at Bayley, daring her to come and fight. Bayley takes her time though keeping calm as we get a picture in picture promo from her as well.

    Bayley: At Money in the Bank, Fire and Desire robbed me of the chance to become a money in the bank winner. You can deny it all you want but my best friend Sasha is right. Who else would have motive to attack me? And tonight I get the chance to get revenge on you, Sonya. I already beat Mandy and now I get to beat you as well.

    The promo finishes as Bayley is now in the ring as she tells Sonya she is going to pay. Sonya, however, responds telling Bayley to shut up and square up, sick of the accusations over the last couple of months. The referee meanwhile calls for the bell getting this match underway.

    Match 4: Bayley vs Sonya Deville

    Match summary: Bayley and Sonya brawl in the early stages of the match, similar to the tag team titles match at Stomping Grounds 3 weeks ago. Once again this proves to be a bad plan on Bayley's part as Sonya takes control thanks to her superior striking game! Sonya starts working over one-half of the Women's tag team champions and grinds her down on the mat. Bayley is really struggling as Sonya puts her MMA experience to good use in this singles match and this time there is no Sasha for Bayley to tag in to save her! Bayley is really on the ropes as Sonya keeps working her over with several MMA strikes and also several submissions on the mat really grinding Bayley down.

    Bayley though has too much heart to give in and each time Sonya gets a hold locked in she makes it to the ropes.
    Sonya is starting to get annoyed as she can't find a way to keep the former Raw Women's champion down for a 3 count or make her tap out. Sonya even has to be warned by the referee a few times for not breaking holds. In the end, Sonya looks to go for a kimura as she tries to break Bayley's arm! Bayley though out of desperation counters and rolls up Sonya! 1 2 3 Bayley picks up the win!

    Winner via pinfall: Bayley (8:40)

    Sonya kicks out at literally 3.01 but it is too late as Bayley rolls away quickly and gets her arm raised by the referee. Big Show and Michael Cole give Bayley credit for finding a way to survive. Sonya, however, isn't ready to give Bayley any credit and attacks Bayley from behind clubbing her! The crowd boos the hell out of Sonya for the cheap attack as the former MMA fighter is battering Bayley on the mat!

    The crowd let out a “BOSS” chant as they wait for Sasha Banks to make the save but instead we see Mandy Rose run down the ramp as she looks to help Sonya beat down Bayley! Both women work over Bayley two on one. Bayley tries to fight back but she struggles due to the numbers game as the commentary team wonder where Sasha Banks is. The beating carries on for a little while until...

    *SKY'S THE LIMIT*

    Finally the BOSS Sasha Banks makes her way down to the ring with her Money in the Bank briefcase in hand! She runs down the aisle as she slides inside the ring and takes Mandy Rose's head off with the briefcase! Sonya turns around as she goes for a kick but Sasha dodges Sonya's strikes before swinging for Sonya's head but Mandy Rose on the outside pulls Sonya out of the ring, saving her friend!

    Mandy helps Sonya to her feet as both members of Fire and Desire wisely retreat up the ramp now both members of the Boss 'n' Hug connection are in the ring! Sasha takes a few moments to trash talk to the retreating pair before she turns back to her tag team partner Bayley as she looks to make sure she is OK. Bayley is a little sore after the two on one attack by Fire and Desire but is able to get to her feet.

    Bayley makes sure to give her best friend a hug and thanks her for the save. Big Show on commentary meanwhile reminds us that next week these two women are going to go head to head for the chance to fight Becky Lynch at Summerslam for the Raw Women's title! Michael Cole mentions we have seen these two collide in the past and tells us it promises to be a classic that we don't want to miss next week.

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    When we return from the commercial break we see Charly Caruso stood ready for an interview.

    Charly Caruso: Would you please welcome my guest at this time the Universal champion Seth Rollins.

    The Universal champion walks into the shot with a big smile on his face as he has his Universal title belt on his shoulder, ready for his title defense in the main event later on tonight.

    Charly Caruso: Seth in tonight's main event you are facing Aleister Black, someone who hasn't lost since in singles matches since coming to Monday Night Raw. How do you plan to beat him?

    Seth Rollins: Well Charly, I always have a plan. I have been doing my research on him and he is one hell of a competitor. I have not just looked through his matches on Raw however but also his time in NXT. And I have a plan to beat him tonight.

    Charly Caruso: How do you feel about facing such a tough challenger with Summerslam in 5 weeks and another title defense surely coming then?

    Seth Rollins: I'm not thinking about Summerslam at the moment. I need to beat Black first. I will worry about Summerslam after tonight. But being a fighting champion means taking on all challengers and putting this title on the line whenever I'm challenged.

    Charly Caruso: Are you saying you like being challenged?

    Seth Rollins: I mean that is what Monday Night Rollins is all about. No matter who steps up, I plan on fighting them and beating them so these fans get a champion who is here week in week out!

    Charly Caruso: Thanks for your time Seth.

    Seth Rollins: Any time Charly.

    Seth Rollins walks off as we cut to a gym backstage as Rey Mysterio is stood with his son Dominick. Both men are in hoodies and a little sweaty as they have clearly just finished a training session.

    Rey Mysterio: Singh brothers. We heard your challenge earlier on tonight and as much as my son would love to accept, he isn't ready yet.

    Dominick nods a little disappointed but he understands where his dad is coming from.

    Rey Mysterio: He will be one day soon but I want my son to be 100% ready before he steps into the ring. But that doesn't mean I won't face the Singh Brothers.

    Rey steps forward as he looks a little more serious.

    Rey Mysterio: You two are cowards. You know my son is not a wrestler yet you challenge him to a match? Well I spoke to Paige and next week I will take you two on in a tag team match but it will be with this man.

    As he says that we see the young Cruiserweight Humberto Carrillo walk into the shot as he shakes hands with Rey Mysterio and Dominick. He even does a little bow before Rey.

    Humberto Carrilo: It will be my honor to team with an icon such as yourself.

    Rey smiles as he turns back to the camera.


    Rey Mysterio: Just like my son, Humberto is the future of Lucha libre. And next week we will teach you two a lesson.

    We then cut back to the commentary team at ringside who talk about that match next week but Big Show wonders if Rey should have his eyes on Oney Lorcan now he knows that is who will be facing him for the Cruiserweight title at Summerslam. Michael Cole then tells us after the commercial break we will see a pre-recorded interview between Renee Young and Goldberg.

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    When we return from the commercial break as we can see Renee Young sat down ready to interview the man, the myth, the legend Goldberg. Goldberg walks into the room and takes a seat.

    Renee Young: Thanks for agreeing to this interview Goldberg.

    Goldberg: Anytime Renee.

    Renee Young: So my first question would have to be, what brought you back? What made you want to come back to the ring after retiring?

    Goldberg takes a moment to think as we see clips of his last match in WWE against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 34 where he lost his Universal title.

    Goldberg: Well my plan was to challenge Seth Rollins. I never got my rematch for the Universal title after losing to Brock Lesnar. If Seth wants a true challenge I should be next!

    Renee Young: But instead, you were challenged by someone else.

    Goldberg: That stupid punk kid.

    Goldberg grunts as he says that, looking furious to even have to think about Matt Riddle.

    Renee Young: Now Riddle is someone who has been very outspoken when it comes to talking about you and your career. What are your thoughts on Matt Riddle?

    Goldberg: Matt Riddle is everything that is wrong with the world today. What has he done to make him worthy of stepping into the ring to face me or Brock Lesnar? The only reason he has got this match is because I'm sick of him running his mouth.

    Renee Young: Let’s discuss some of the things he has said about you in the past. He has called you a one-trick pony...

    Goldberg: Do I need to do anything else other than getting the job done? Others focus on being too well rounded. You can keep all your tricks because I don't need them. I'm pure power. I'm a wrecking ball. You can prepare all you want and know exactly what is coming because I will still destroy you. Nothing you can do can stop my spear and jackhammer.

    Renee Young: He also mentioned you ending Bret Hart's career...

    Goldberg: Yeah I accidentally ended someone's career. This isn't ballet!! People get hurt when they step in the ring with me. You make the decision to fight me, you accept the consequences.

    Renee Young: But couldn't it be argued that ending someone's career, especially a legend like is something that deserves criticism?

    Goldberg: Are you speaking on behalf of those nerds online? I would like to see them step into the ring and do what I do.

    Goldberg is getting very heated so Renee chooses to change the subject.

    Renee Young: My next question would be how much do you about the career of Matt Riddle?

    Goldberg scoffs at that question.

    Goldberg: Why would I know about that kid? What should I have seen of him?

    Renee Young: Well I mean, he has been putting in great performances on NXT over the...

    Goldberg: Why would I give a **** about that?

    Renee looks a little shocked by Goldberg's language (and luckily because it is pre-recorded we can cut it out )

    Goldberg: Riddle to me is just going to be another victim on a long list. I don't care what he has done elsewhere because he hasn't done it at the top level like I have. Until he does, he is just a nobody.

    Renee Young: I mean people would argue that NXT is the future of the WWE and has produced some of the top stars we see today in...

    Goldberg: Are you not listening to me Renee?

    Goldberg stands up and knocks his chair over as he does it.

    Goldberg: Until he fights at the top level, he is just a kid who needs his jaw broken so he stops running his mouth. All that matters is he is next!

    Goldberg rips off the microphone attached to his shirt and tosses it to the floor clearly angry with how the interview went as he storms off. We then cut back to Big Show and Michael Cole at ringside who are both shocked by how the interview went. Big Show says he has never seen Goldberg that angry whilst Michael Cole says contrary to what Goldberg says NXT is a great brand.

    He then makes sure to plug the WWE network saying you can get it for 9.99 with the first month free! The camera then cuts to AJ Styles and The Club as the Phenomenal one can be seen walking down a corridor as he heads to the ring. Big Show tells us up next we will see AJ Styles in actions against the former two-time tag team champion Curt Hawkins and tells the viewers to not go anywhere!

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    *PHENOMENAL*

    Boos from the crowd though there are a few cheers for AJ Styles as he walks to the ring followed by the Raw tag team champions The Club. AJ looks super relaxed as he walks to the ring, showing no fear and taking it very easy as he walks to the ring. Michael Cole on commentary meanwhile confirms that Paige has made Tyler Breeze versus EC3 and Drake Maverick in a handicap match official for next week's show.

    *IN THE MIDDLE OF IT NOW*

    Curt Hawkins makes his way out to the ring with his cane in hand as Jey Uso and Zack Ryder follow behind him. However, Curt Hawkins looks like he wants to be anywhere but here. Meanwhile, Big Show reminds us that next week as well in the main event we will see the WWE Women's tag team champions Sasha Banks and Bayley take each other on to see who faces the man Becky Lynch at Summerslam for Raw Women's title.

    Curt Hawkins is now stood on the outside of the ring, still not confident about his chances tonight before gulping and sliding into the ring. AJ though mocks him and tells Curt Hawkins he should have stayed on the outside of the ring! Jey and Zack tell Curt to ignore him. On the other side of the ring, we can see The Club laughing at their leader's joke as they are certain he is going pick up the victory tonight. The referee then calls for the bell to get this match underway.

    Match 5: Curt Hawkins w/Zack Ryder and Jey Uso vs AJ Styles w/The Club

    Match summary: Once the bell rings both men take a few seconds to get the match started. AJ though walks over to Curt Hawkins and offers him the first shot! He literally stands there offering his cheek to the cautious Curt Hawkins who takes a moment before swinging for AJ but the Phenomenal one dodges and sends Curt Hawkins to the mat! AJ lets out a cocky laugh and mocks Curt Hawkins for falling for such an obvious trick, really heeling it up in this match.

    AJ after this starts to dominate and control the match as expected but he is clearly not taking his opponent tonight seriously and could have already won this match within the first 3 minutes if he was taking Hawkins seriously. Jey and Zack Ryder motivate their boy on the outside as AJ carries on playing with his food and looks to go for the calf crusher but Hawkins counters rolling AJ up! 1 2 AJ kicks out!

    AJ looks shocked and was nearly caught out due to his own arrogance in this match. Hawkins though looks to stun AJ as he hits him with a dropkick knocking AJ down to the mat. Curt Hawkins looks fired up as if something has awoken inside him and he hits AJ with a flurry of offense stunning the former WWE champion! AJ is on the ropes as Hawkins grabs hold of him and connects with the LAUGH RIOT! Hawkins makes the cover 1 2 AJ kicks out!

    Curt Hawkins is looking super fired up now as the fans get behind him as he looks to make his way to the top rope. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson look worried so Luke distracts the referee allowing Karl to push Curt Hawkins off the top rope and to the mat getting boos from the crowd! Zack Ryder and Jey Uso seeing this attack both members of the Club getting them away from the ring and they end up by the timekeeper's area! AJ meanwhile takes advantage of the distraction his boys have caused as he takes down Curt Hawkins with a Phenomenal Blitz! He then makes his way to the ropes as he sets up for the Phenomenal Forearm when...

    *GO HARD*

    Mustafa Ali appears on the entrance ramp, looking a little worse for wear but he starts to walk to the ring getting AJ's attention. This distracts him for a second before he turns his attention back to the rising Curt Hawkins as he flies off the ropes but Hawkins dodges! AJ crashes and burns as Hawkins grabs hold of him and rolls him up into a schoolboy! 1 2ALI HOLDS THE LEGS BEHIND THE REF'S BACK FROM OUTSIDE THE RING 3! CURT HAWKINS HAS BEATEN AJ STYLES!

    Winner via pinfall: Curt Hawkins (7:30)

    Curt Hawkins gets to his feet and has a look of pure joy as he just beat the Phenomenal One AJ Styles! Ali smiles on the outside as the four men brawling on the outside stop fighting and look towards the ring in shock! AJ meanwhile gets in the referee's face arguing about the finish of the match telling the referee Ali was holding his legs! AJ is throwing such a fit that he does not even see Ali slide into the ring which allows Ali to attack him from behind!

    Hawkins meanwhile is celebrating in the ring like a mad man as The Club tries to get into the ring but Jey Uso and Zack Ryder keep them at bay! That is until Curt Hawkins climbs to the top rope and dives onto the Club members wiping them out with a crossbody! Hawkins gets to his feet as he looks at his tag team partner and friend in recent times Jey Uso, giving both men a hug as he keeps shouting he won, he won!

    AJ Styles meanwhile slides out of the ring fleeing as he calls for his boys to follow him as AJ's face is bright red with anger after losing to Curt Hawkins tonight. Meanwhile, Mustafa Ali smiles in the ring happy to have gained a measure of revenge tonight. Whilst on the outside of the ring Curt Hawkins seems to have gotten his confidence back after beating the Phenomenal One himself AJ Styles.

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    When we return from the commercial break we are inside another gym as we see a montage showing Gable doing several different workouts as Sheamus gives the former Olympian some instructions. It also cuts in clips of the youtube show Celtic Warrior workouts as Kurt Angle sits behind him watching like a proud dad. Sheamus also lets out a smile clearly happy with Gable's progress.

    We then cut back to the commentary team at ringside who talk about what we have just seen. Michael Cole mentions he is a big fan of Celtic Warrior workouts and says Sheamus has gotten into the best shape of his life since starting the youtube channel. Big Show wonders what it can do for someone as talented as Chad Gable and if he can work his way back to face the United States Champion Samoa Joe.

    *ROAR OF THE RISING STAR*

    Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura make their way to the ring led by Rusev's wife Lana. She can be heard giving the pair instructions as they head to the ring but Shinsuke is clearly not paying the slightest bit of attention. Rusev looks fired up and determined to win this match whilst Shinsuke clearly does not give a damn.

    *BRING THE SWAG*

    The Street Profits make their way out to the ring for the first time and the crowd give the debuting pair a decent pop as they each have a red cup in one hand and a microphone in the other as they get ready to speak.

    Montez Ford: Hey New Jersey, are you ready for us to bring back the swag?

    Small cheers from the live crowd as Dawkins puts his hand to his ear.

    Angelo Dawkins: I can't hear you people. Now, do you want the swag?

    The crowd gets louder as Shinsuke looks on from the ring, unimpressed.

    Montez Ford: But we ain't just here to bring the swag. No nono we are here because we want the smoke.

    Angelo Dawkins: Tell em, my boy!

    Montez Ford: So get your red cups up as tonight you will see the most electrifying debut in sports entertainment!

    Angelo Dawkins: And you two better bring it!

    Both men toss the microphones onto the entrance ramp as they climb into the ring fired up and ready for this match with Montez Ford stepping into the ring to start the match off whilst Rusev steps into the ring for his team with Shinsuke shrugging, looking like he doesn't even want to be out here right now.

    Match 6: Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Lana vs The Street Profits

    Match summary: Rusev starts the match fired up, looking to win but Montez Ford is on fire and brings the smoke taking down Rusev. Montez is on fire and forces Rusev to retreat to his corner! Shinsuke would respond to his tagging himself in and shaking his head at his tag team partner Rusev. Rusev goes to argue with him but Lana convinces him otherwise. Rusev shakes his head and lets his partner take over as Shinsuke gets caught off-guard by a spear from Angelo Dawkins!

    Montez Ford made the tag whilst Shinsuke and Rusev were arguing with each other! From there the Street Profits stay in control and use their skills as a tag team, as they use a lot of frequent tags to work over Shinsuke Nakamura. Rusev watches on conflicted as he is enjoying his tag team partner getting shown up but also wants to make the tag and save him so he can win the match! In the end, Shinsuke makes the tag and Rusev runs in for the hot tag taking control of the match for his team, even getting a few cheers from the crowd.

    Rusev is on fire as he smiles at his wife Lana as we approach the closing stages of this match! He lifts Montez Ford up into a powerbomb position as Montez Ford fights back laying a few punches in on Rusev! Rusev heads backwards as he drops Montez but Shinsuke makes the blind tag again. Shinsuke steps into the ring but before Rusev can even react Angelo Dawkins takes Shinsuke out with a pounce!

    Shinsuke drops to the mat as Rusev goes for a machka kick but Angelo moves out the way in time and hits Rusev with a pop-up spinebuster planting Rusev! Montez Ford is back on his feet as he talks to Dawkins. Dawkins grabs hold of the prone Shinsuke and lifts him off the mat before planting him with a sit-out powerbomb. Montez climbs to the top rope and connects with a massive FROG SPLASH! Montez hooks the leg and covers Shinsuke 1 2 Rusev tries to break the cover but Angelo blocks him! 3 THE STREET PROFITS PICK UP THE WIN IN THEIR DEBUT MATCH!

    Winner via pinfall: The Street Profits (8:04)

    The Street Profits jump to their feet as they hug and celebrate having picked up the win tonight. Dawkins even makes his way to the ropes and starts shaking them, showing how much this debut win means to the pair. Michael Cole and Big Show on commentary put over how good Shinsuke and Rusev are with both men being former United States Champion. Both men make their way to the crowd and start celebrating with a few of the fans.

    Back in the ring, we see Rusev is checking on his tag team partner, even though his partner tagged himself in twice. Shinsuke is slowly coming to after being hit with the frog splash as he looks at his partner and pushes him away. Rusev gets in Shinsuke's face confronting him as he asks Shinsuke what his problem is. Shinsuke doesn't respond and walks away from Rusev. Lana climbs into the ring stopping Shinsuke from leaving.

    Lana talks to him and says this team can work. However, Shinsuke shakes his head saying no and HITS RUSEV WITH A LOW BLOW! Boos from the live crowd as Lana is furious with Shinsuke who just lets out a troll-like smile and rolls out of the ring as he sarcastically says “ME SO SORRY” before walking off towards the back. Lana in the ring checks on a rising Rusev who looks furious meanwhile and wants a piece of Shinsuke as he holds his never region.

    Ad break

    When we return from the commercial break we see Renee Young stood backstage ready for an interview.

    Renee Young: Would you please welcome my guest at this time, The Man Becky Lynch!

    A loud pop from the live crowd as Becky Lynch walks into the shot once again holding both her title belts.

    Renee Young: My first question, how are you feeling after defending your Smackdown Women's title last night against Lacey Evans?

    Becky Lynch: I'm feeling great Renee! Lacey tried to step to the man's level but once again I put another blonde in their place.

    Renee Young: And you already know one of your challengers for Summerslam, The Empress of tomorrow Asuka. What are your thoughts about going head to head with Asuka one more time?

    Becky Lynch: Right now me and Asuka, we sit at one apiece. Now the man already corrected the black mark on her record but the fact remains Asuka is the only person to beat me since I became the Man around here.

    Becky takes a moment to adjust the Smackdown Women's title belt on her shoulder.

    Becky Lynch: So at Summerslam, I get to fight the toughest opponent I have ever faced one more time!

    Renee Young: Over Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey?

    Becky smiles.

    Becky Lynch: Especially over those two dopes. Ronnie, I was in that little weirdo's head from day 1 and Charlotte...

    Becky chuckles slightly.

    Becky Lynch: I mean I spent the last year beating her week in week out for this title!

    Becky Lynch lifts up the Smackdown Women's title.

    Becky Lynch: But Asuka she has been the one person to stop me. However, at Summerslam, The Man gets the chance to prove I am the best wrestler in the world today!

    Renee Young: My other question relates to your other title defense that night, who would you rather face at Summerslam. Bayley or Sasha Banks?

    Becky smiles.

    Becky Lynch: It doesn't matter. Whichever dope wins I will be ready. Though Sasha, unlike Bayley, I’ll be ready for the knife in my back!

    Becky walks off on that note, proudly showing off both her title belts as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside who once again hype the main event for next week's Raw as we find out who faces Becky for the Raw Women's title at Summerslam! We then cut to the ring as the usual big announcements are done ahead of the main event for the evening as Aleister Black takes on Seth Rollins for the Universal title!

    *ROOT OF ALL EVIL*

    The arena goes pitch black as we get the full Aleister Black entrance, with the Dutch Destroyer looking as stoic as ever as he walks to the ring ready for the biggest match of his career as he takes on Seth Rollins. Once inside the ring, he walks to the ropes furthest from the ramp and takes a seat on the mat as he starts meditating, as he awaits his opponent!

    *THE SECOND COMING/ BURN IT DOWN*

    More cheers from the crowd as Seth Rollins makes his way down the ramp as he holds his Universal title in the air for all to see. In comparison to Aleister Black, he walks fairly fast down the entrance ramp and joins his opponent in the ring with Black still sat down staring at the champion. Seth passes his title to the referee as Black rises to his feet as both these men come face to face. The referee calls for the bell and this match is underway!

    Main event: Universal title match: Seth Rollins (c) vs Aleister Black

    Match summary: The bell rings as both men stare each other down as Seth offers Black his hand. Black, however, chooses to not shake his hand as he just stares at Seth. Seth shrugs and looks to go on the attack but Black dodges, going for BLACK MASS but Seth ducks underneath and slides out of the ring having to take a breather a little shaken! Black, however, runs off the ropes as he goes for a suicide dive as Seth moves out of the way but Black jumps backwards and sits in the center of the ring!

    Seth though has done his homework and runs around to the other side of the ring and takes down Black with a basement dropkick to the head as he is sat down, catching Black off-guard! From there both men start trade strikes and battle with each other as they try to expose the flaws in the other's game. Both men are fairly evenly matched in the early stages as the match gets to about the 8-minute mark with both men down after they catch each other with a kick to the head when this plays...



    The crowd let out a massive initial pop before it turns to boos as they realize what is about to happen! BROCK LESNAR marches out from the back and sprints down the ramp, followed by an angry Paul Heyman! Brock slides into the ring and takes down both men with a double clothesline forcing the referee to call for the bell ruling this match a no contest!

    Winner: No Contest (9:15)

    The bell may have rung to bring an end to this match but the destruction is just beginning! Brock grabs Aleister Black lifting him into the air and drops him with an F5! Rollins meanwhile is just starting to come to as Paul Heyman gets Brock's attention! Brock turns around and just starts clobbering Seth Rollins with forearm after forearm after forearm as he batters the hell out of Seth Rollins.

    Brock gets to his feet as he sees Black starting to stir ever so slightly, so he grabs Black and hits him with a German suplex sending Black flying! Black rolls out of the ring for a moment selling the damage as Brock turns his attention to the Universal champion Seth Rollins! Seth gets to his feet bleeding from the head as he swings at Brock but he is too beaten up to put up much of a fight and Brock lifts him up for another F5!

    Brock though isn't done as he gets loud boos from the crowd as he drags the deadweight of Seth onto his shoulder one more time and hits another F5! Paul Heyman is laughing to himself, happy with the destruction Brock Lesnar is causing tonight as he gets ready to speak BUT BLACK HITS A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT DROPPING BROCK LESNAR! Paul Heyman looks on in total shock as Black has a face full of thunder!

    Aleister Black turns around as he glares at Paul Heyman causing him to scramble under the bottom rope pretty quickly! Aleister Black turns back around he looks to line Brock Lesnar up for THE BLACK MASS but Brock using his insane agility dodges! Brock turns back around grabbing Black from behind and plants him with a German suplex!

    Brock is furious now however and just starts wailing on Aleister Black! He lays into him with several punches, battering the Dutch Destroyer on the mat! Brock gets up to his feet looking furious as he bends down and grabs hold of Black's arm. He takes a moment before locking in a KIMURA! Brock twists and pulls on the arm of Black until we see the arm BEND! Brock lets go as Black can be heard shouting in pain through gritted teeth as he rolls out of the ring!

    Big Show says in a hushed voice that he thinks Brock just broke Aleister Black's arm! We can see Black with a face full of rage holding his arm as a swarm of medics sprint to the outside of the ring to check on him. However, when they try to get into the ring to check on Seth Rollins, Brock scares them off saying he ain't done! He drags Seth Rollins up one more time, who is still bleeding on the mat and hits him with a FOURTH F5!

    Seth drops to the mat like a sack of spuds as Paul Heyman makes his way over to the timekeeper's area and takes the Universal title with him to the ring! Paul Heyman slides inside as he passes the Universal title to his client and bends down over the prone Seth Rollins, who is bleeding all over the mat as Brock holds the Universal title in the air!

    Paul Heyman: Seth Rollins! You stole my client BRRRRRRROCK LESNARRRRRR'S property at Wrestlemania. At Summerslam Brock takes it back! And that ain't a prediction, that's a spoiler!

    Paul Heyman then tosses the microphone onto the prone body of Seth Rollins, making his way out of the ring. Brock makes sure to drop the Universal title on Seth Rollins as he smirks happy with the chaos he has caused tonight. The medics now finally rush in as half of them check on Seth Rollins whilst the rest stay with Black as one can be overheard saying “I think it's broken”. The show comes to an end as we get a final image of the carnage the returning Beast Incarnate has caused tonight.

    Matches announced for next week:

    Women's title tournament final:
    Sasha Banks vs Bayley

    Tag team match:
    Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo vs The Singh Brothers

    Handicap match:
    Tyler Breeze vs EC3 and Drake Maverick


    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada




    Universal title match:
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Brock Lesnar

    WWE title match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Roman Reigns

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Sasha Banks or Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

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    Injuries after Monday Night Raw:


    On the latest Monday Night, Raw Brock
    Lesnar returned and ruined the main event of the show which was a Universal title match between Aleister Black and the current champion Seth Rollins. During the brutal attack, Brock Lesnar broke Aleister Black's arm using the lethal Kimura submission hold from his time in UFC! It is rumored Black will be out of action for about 6 weeks due to this as more tests are done on the Dutch Destroyer. Seth Rollins was taken to a local medical facility and is now a doubt for Summerslam due to the injuries he suffered in Brock Lesnar's brutal attack. What this means for the Universal title match at Summerslam is unknown, however. Tune into next week's Raw for further updates!


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    Brock is a Beast...a Conqueror...I love that Brock is using the Kimura again and if he locks it on Rollins...Rollins' arm will get broken that's for sure...you saw what he did to Black took him right out and put him on the shelf and he will do the exact same to Rollins

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    Smackdown Live:
    July 9th:
    Manchester, New Hampshire

    Smackdown Live starts with a video package highlight the key moments from the Great American Bash PPV two nights ago. We see the opening match with Luke Harper becoming the Intercontinental Champion pinning Buddy Murphy, Asuka finally beating Charlotte whilst the Man Becky Lynch defeated Lacey Evans to retain her Smackdown Women's title. We get a recap of the finish between Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns with Shane passing Roman the brass knuckles by mistake. We then lastly cut to Kofi Kingston overcoming his nemesis Randy Orton and retaining his WWE title.

    We then cut to the commentary team at ringside who welcome us to the show as they hype up the Great American Bash PPV two night ago and tonight's Smackdown Live. Bryon Saxton tells us it will be a packed show as we will see the Boss 'n' Hug connection issue an open challenge for the tag team titles. Corey insults Sasha Banks as he normally does but wonders who will take the pair up on their challenge.

    *HERE COMES THE MONEY*

    Shane McMahon makes his way out to the ring in a nice shirt as he is joined by the rest of The Corporation. Even Drew McIntyre is stood behind him but he is clearly still in a bad mood after losing to Roman Reigns last night! Byron wonders why Drew is out here with Shane McMahon after what happened last night but Corey responds saying Drew has seen sense and realizes it was an accident! All 4 men are now stood in the ring as Shane looks to address the live crowd.

    Shane McMahon: Let me start this off by saying that once again under my leadership, we had another great show. And that is thanks to my presence at the top of this brand.

    Shane lets out a smug smile getting boos from the live crowd.

    Shane McMahon: But even the best shows have flaws.

    Shane turns to look at Drew McIntyre who stares at him, looking furious.

    Shane McMahon: And two nights ago, Roman Reigns used an illegal weapon to beat Drew McIntyre.

    Boos from the crowd as Shane McMahon misses a key part of the story out.

    Shane McMahon: I know, I was angry too but I did promise the winner of the match at the Great American Bash would become the number one contender for the WWE title at Summerslam and I am a man of my words.

    Drew looks furious and ready to step forward but Corbin and Elias make sure to keep an eye on the sinister Scotsman.

    Shane McMahon: However I can't let the injustice Drew McIntyre suffered stand. So to make up for Roman Reigns cheating two nights go, at Summerslam, the WWE title match will now be a triple threat between Kofi Kingston, Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre!

    Shane McMahon has a smug smile on his face as he turns to Drew who just stands there looking angry still. Shane looks a little nervous so he turns back around and speaks to the fans.

    Shane McMahon: Now I know that decision won't be popular with Roman Reigns or our WWE champion Kofi Kingston but it is best for business.

    That lines get boos from the crowd as Shane McMahon looks to carry on but...

    Big E: Oooh Manchester, New Hampshire. Don't you dare be sour. Clap your hands for your world-famous WWE champion and feel the power!

    *NEW DAY, NEW WAY*

    Loud cheers from the live crowd as The New Day make their way to the ring. Kofi Kingston walks out in front, noticeably struggling to walk a little due to the damage done to his back throughout his war with Randy Orton last night. Drew McIntyre as always looks ready for a fight but Elias and Corbin keep him back as Shane turns to the popular group.

    Kofi Kingston: So once again, Shane McMahon is abusing his power.

    Shane McMahon: I fail to see how punishing a cheater is abusing my power. I'm sorry you got caught up in it Kofi but...

    Xavier Woods: Shane do we look like we were born yesterday?

    Big E: We haven't forgotten what your father did before Wrestlemania.

    Kofi Kingston gets right in Shane McMahon's face at this point as Elias and Corbin are ready to step in. Big E and Xavier Woods, however, stand behind their boy keeping an eye on the situation.

    Kofi Kingston: Your dad kept me from getting my fair shot at this. He put me through gauntlet match after gauntlet match just so I could get a chance to fight for this title.

    Shane McMahon: Well Kofi I ain't my father.

    Kofi Kingston: No you're worse.

    Oooohs from the crowd.

    Kofi Kingston: See everyone knows what Vince McMahon is like because Vince never hides it. He is proud of how evil he is. He takes pleasure in making people suffer. But you Shane? You are a snake just like the man I beat two ago Randy Orton.

    Shane McMahon now looks furious but Kofi looks to carry on his rant.

    Kofi Kingston: I mean look how you stabbed Miz in the back! Look how you use these fans and this show to feed your own ego!

    Shane McMahon: Listen here Kofi this show may be about the superstars but I'm in charge and I will not be spoken to like this. Now I know you're mad that you will have to defend your title in a triple threat match but...

    Kofi Kingston: Oh I ain't mad. I knew you would pull something like this.

    Big E steps forward now

    Big E: People like you keep trying to put barriers up in front of Kofi and he keeps smashing them down! So you giving Vince's chosen one a title shot doesn't shock us.

    Shane goes to speak but Drew snatches the microphone from his hand and gets in Big E's face.

    Drew McIntyre: Vince McMahon may have chosen me a long time ago but I didn't ask for him or Shane to give me a title shot. Hell if Shane didn't stick his nose in last night I would have won!

    Drew has his finger right in Shane McMahon's face who looks angry as he signals for Elias to get him another microphone.

    Drew McIntyre: Without that referee getting in my way and those brass knuckles I would be fighting you one on one for that title!

    Kofi Kingston: Well if you want a fight why wait for Summerslam? Let's do this right now!

    Shane McMahon: Whoa whoa guys we are not starting the show off like that.

    Boos from the crowd as Shane McMahon stands between the two men stopping the fight. New Day and the other two members of the Corporation also look ready for a fight as Shane realizes he is going to have to defuse the situation quickly.

    Shane McMahon: Kofi after the battle you went through two nights ago, I need to make sure you make it to Summerslam and if you fight Drew McIntyre tonight, you won't.

    Loud boos from the live crowd as Drew is annoyed he won't be able to get his hands on Kofi.

    Shane McMahon: But since your two boys look ready to compete, in the main event it will be Big E and Xavier Woods versus Baron Corbin and Elias!

    Shane drops the microphone as The New Day stare down the Corporation. Drew McIntyre is ready for a fight and wants to start one now but Shane McMahon has to convince him to back off. It takes a while but eventually the Corporation leaves the ring, with Drew walking off ahead of them by himself as the commentary team hype up tonight's main event.

    Ad break

    *WHAT'S UP?*

    As we return from the commercial break we see R-Truth make his usual entrance as he starts rapping for the fans and slides into the ring. Carmella is by his side as Corey Graves once again hypes up the main event for the evening. Byron also talks about the open challenge later in the show and wonders who is going to challenge the Boss 'n' Hug connection. R-Truth is now in the ring with Carmella by his side as he looks to address the live crowd.

    R-Truth: Manchester, New Hampshire what's up!

    The crowd chant back what's up as R-Truth and Carmella let out a smile.

    R-Truth: Now I know it has been a while but we are in the lead up to Summerfest!

    A few in the crowd laugh as Carmella asks Truth for the microphone.

    Carmella: Truth, it is called Summerslam.

    R-Truth: Oh my bad guys, my bad. But anyway...

    *SHER (LION)*

    Jinder Mahal marches to the ring as Byron Saxton on commentary tells us that Jinder Mahal will be going one on one with R-Truth right now. Corey says he is glad someone is out here to get this buffoon to shut up. Jinder looks to be in a bad mood after losing to Kofi Kingston last week. Carmella makes her way to the outside as the referee calls for the bell getting this match underway.

    Match 1: Jinder Mahal vs R-Truth w/Carmella

    Match summary: R-Truth in the opening stages of this match is his usual goofy self. However, Jinder is not someone who likes people being goofy and this causes Jinder to lose his temper and it almost costs him the match! Jinder though survives R-Truth's earlier offense and in the end, puts him away with the Khallas!

    Winner via pinfall: Jinder Mahal (4:16)

    Jinder Mahal gets to his feet post-match as he poses for the crowd who boo the former WWE champion. Corey on commentary sings the praise of Jinder Mahal as Carmella slides into the ring to check on her fallen friend.

    Ad break

    When we return from the commercial break, we see Finn Balor sat down on a chair in a dark room wearing his leather jacket as per usual (this time zipped up) as he stares at the camera.

    Finn Balor: At the Great American Bash, I failed. Now I could make excuses and bring up the fact I was never pinned but I'm better than that.

    Finn gets to his feet but it takes a little bit longer than normal due to the damage his back suffered during the Intercontinental title match. However, once he is upright he stares at the camera, looking angry with himself.

    Finn Balor: I promised to be a fighting champion but last night I lost the fight. However if Luke Harper thinks I am done with the Intercontinental title, he is mistaken. Next week I face Buddy Murphy and Ricochet with the winner going to Summerslam. And some people might think that is a mistake.

    Clips are cut in of Luke Harper laying waste to all 3 during the build-up to the match and during the match itself.

    Finn Balor: Look at the monsters I have fought in the past. I have made a career out of defeating men bigger and stronger than me. And at Summerslam, I'll do it again to become a three-time Intercontinental Champion.

    Finn stares at the camera as we cut elsewhere backstage as we can see Cathy Kelly stood next to Ricochet ready for an interview.

    Cathy Kelly: Strong words from the former Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor. What are your thoughts Ricochet?

    Ricochet: Listen I respect the hell out of Finn Balor but next week he ain't winning. Next week is my chance to go to Summerslam and defeat Luke Harper. That Intercontinental title is something I looked at as a kid and wanted to win. I saw legends like Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, Owen Hart fighting for it and wanted to be just like them. Well, next week is my chance to prove I belong in the same bracket as those legends.

    Ricochet lets out a smile as he gets ready to go but Cathy stops him a second.

    Cathy Kelly: I have one more question. What do you make of Daniel Bryan interrupting your interview at the Great American Bash?

    Ricochet looks at Cathy as he takes a moment and shrugs.

    Ricochet: I said all I had to say to him last night. My focus is on next week, not Daniel Bryan running his mouth.

    Cathy Kelly: Thanks for your time Ricochet.

    Ricochet: Anytime Cathy.

    Ricochet lets out a smile and Cathy can't help but smile in response as he leaves the interview area.

    Ad break

    *SET IT OFF*

    As we return from the commercial break we see Shelton Benjamin make his way down the entrance ramp getting a muted response from the live crowd. Corey Graves says this upcoming match with Buddy Murphy is a big opportunity for him. Byron Saxton agrees with this and says beating Buddy Murphy tonight could force Shane McMahon to add him to the number one contender's match next week!

    *OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE WORLD*

    Buddy Murphy makes his way out getting boos from the live crowd as he looks in a bad mood after being pinned at the Great American Bash. He runs to the ring with a point to prove tonight. Byron Saxton gives him credit for the performance he put in two nights ago but Corey says Buddy won't be happy as he failed to walk out with the Intercontinental title.

    Match 2: Buddy Murphy vs Shelton Benjamin

    Match summary: As you would expect both men put on a great match with Buddy Murphy still feeling the effects of the fatal 4 way at the Great American Bash. Shelton being the veteran looks to target the back and takes advantage of the weakened state Buddy Murphy is in. The former juggernaut of the Cruiserweight division survives Shelton's offense and takes control of the match! Buddy Murphy though doesn't find it easy to put Shelton away but in the end, picks up the win with Murphy's Law!

    Winner via pinfall: Buddy Murphy (8:56)

    Buddy Murphy gets to his feet as he looks happy to have won tonight against a very game Shelton Benjamin. Corey on commentary puts over how big that win for him was tonight momentum wise. As Shelton Benjamin leaves the ring Buddy Murphy asks one of the people at ringside to pass him a microphone as he looks to speak. He leans on the ropes before snatching the microphone from the member of the ringside crew.

    Buddy Murphy: Next week, I have the chance to correct my mistake. I was this close to becoming Intercontinental Champion.

    Buddy Murphy looks annoyed and frustrated as he says that before carrying on.

    Buddy Murphy: But once I beat both Finn Balor and Ricochet, I will go onto Summerslam and show Luke Harper why I am the best-kept secret in this company!

    Buddy Murphy drops the microphone and heads up the ramp having staked his claim to being the number one contender for the Intercontinental title at Summerslam. As the commentary team hype up the triple threat match that will take place next week, we cut to a dark room with a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling. We then see Luke Harper, the New Intercontinental Champion walk into the shot as he holds his new title front and center.

    Luke Harper: It looks so pretty. I almost feel like I'm back to being whole.

    Luke Harper has a wild-eyed almost crazy look in his eyes as he stares at the camera.

    Luke Harper: Ya see being free allows me to target whoever I want. And I just want to feel whole again.

    Harper once again turns to his Intercontinental title, staring at it almost transfixed by his new title.

    Luke Harper: With this baby, I might just start to become whole.

    Luke Harper then turns back to the camera with an angry twisted look on his face.

    Luke Harper: Or maybe I need to take pieces of all of you!

    Harper points at the camera.

    Luke Harper: Murphy, Balor, Ricochet. All gluttons looking for extra punishment. At Summerslam, I will destroy one of you and carry on looking to rebuild myself with pieces of you.

    Luke Harper once again stares at his Intercontinental title before turning back towards the camera.

    Luke Harper: RUN!

    Luke Harper stares at the camera blankly as the light blub above his head suddenly goes out and the screen turns pitch black.

    Ad break

    *FIGHT*
    *WORLDS APART*

    Once we return from the commercial break the crowd let out a loud pop as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way out to the delight of the live crowd! Sami Zayn is doing his usual dance to his entrance song whilst Owens smiles enjoying his friend's antics though he looks a little more serious as he walks to the ring. Corey Graves and Byron Saxton remind us that both men were able to pick up the win over the Corporation last night. Both men wonder what brings them out here right now and what is next for the duo. Kevin gets into the ring as he grabs two microphones one for himself and one for Sami Zayn.

    Sami Zayn: Hey Kevin.

    Kevin Owens: What's up Sami?

    Sami Zayn: How did we do at the Great American Bash?

    Kevin takes a moment as he fakes thinking before replying to Sami.

    Kevin Owens: I think we did pretty well as we beat Corbin and Elias. And I have to say punching Corbin in the face is always fun.

    Cheers from the live crowd as Sami smiles and nods.

    Sami Zayn: You ain't wrong there Kevin. But people have been wondering what's next?

    Kevin Owens: Here's the thing. When I came back to this show, I knew I wanted to do things differently.

    Sami Zayn: We both did.

    Kevin Owens: But one thing remained the same.

    Both: We both wanted to get rid of Shane McMahon!

    Cheers from the fans as the pair say that in sync.

    Sami Zayn: Shane was such an egomaniac he brought us back together.

    Kevin Owens: Just think about that. He brought us, us two together. The two people who are known for fighting forever.

    This causes a couple of “Fight forever” chants to start in the crowd as Owens carries on speaking.

    Kevin Owens: But last night was just the start. You see me and Sami we have a plan...

    The lights go out causing Owens to stop mid-sentence as this music hits:

    *LIVE IN FEAR*

    Bray Wyatt makes his way out holding a microphone as he has a creepy smile on his face. Both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens look at each other confused and unsure why Bray Wyatt is out here. Byron Saxton wonders why Bray Wyatt is out here alone as he is normally seen leading the War Raiders to the ring. Bray is now stood at the bottom of the entrance ramp as he looks to address the two men in the ring.

    Bray Wyatt: Two eternal rivals. These people don't see it but I see it. You two falling apart is inevitable.

    Boos from the crowd as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn look at Bray Wyatt on the outside unimpressed.

    Bray Wyatt: I mean should you trust your partner, Sami?

    Kevin Owens: Probably not.

    The bluntness of that line takes Bray aback a little and even brings a few laughs in the crowd.

    Kevin Owens: Sami may be my best friend but he ain't stupid. After all the stuff I have done in the past, he will always have one eye open waiting for me to betray him.

    Sami Zayn: Kevin, listen...

    Kevin Owens: Sami it is fine. I know what I have done in the past and I ain't proud of what I did to you. But I am looking to prove to you and my son that I've changed. However now that we have our monthly therapy session, what does that have to do with you, Bray?

    Kevin Owens now looks angry as he turns to the chuckling Bray Wyatt on the entrance ramp.

    Bray Wyatt: I was just seeing if you two were prepared for war!

    Bray starts to laugh like a mad man as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn realize what is about to happen and get ready for a fight as this hits...

    *WAR*

    Hanson and Rowe the Smackdown tag team champions march out onto the entrance ramp as they stand behind Bray Wyatt. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in the ring though don't back down as they get ready for a fight. Bray says a few words to them before pointing towards the ring and saying “let the raid begin!”. Hanson and Rowe slide into the ring and the fight is on! Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are the smaller men in this brawl but they refuse to go down without a fight!

    Owens is even able to get Rowe on the back foot for a moment but Sami Zayn due to his size is unable to keep up with Hanson's brawling ability and Hanson takes him down with a spin kick wiping the underdog from the underground out! Hanson then makes his way over to Owens and helps his partner Rowe take down Kevin Owens 2 on 1! Owens is a tough man but even he can't take on both the War Raiders at the same time!

    Bray Wyatt at ringside can't help but laugh as he enjoys the carnage. Hanson and Rowe look to lift Owens off the mat to finish him off but Sami Zayn is back on his feet and he attacks Rowe from behind! Sami manages to get Rowe down to the mat as Hanson goes for another spin kick but Zayn dodges and hits a dropkick sending him into the corner of the ring! Sami charges at Hanson as he tries to hit a helluva kick but Hanson wipes him out with a massive spear!

    Hanson gets to his feet as he helps Rowe up. Rowe shakes off the cobwebs as The War Raiders grab hold of Sami Zayn and hit him with Thor's Hammer (Hanson tosses Zayn into the air and Rowe hits him with a powerslam). Both Hanson and Rowe look happy as Owens turns Hanson round and hits him with a STUNNER! Kevin Owens is refusing to stay down just like his friend Sami Zayn! Owens turns to Rowe but gets a discus elbow to his face stunning him!

    Owens staggers as Rowe drags Kevin Owens up and hits him with a sit-out powerbomb onto the prone Sami Zayn adding insult to injury! Hanson is struggling to his feet as we see Bray Wyatt make his way to the ring for the first time since this brawl started as he gives Hanson some instructions. The big man takes a moment as Rowe lifts Kevin Owens up off the mat as the War Raiders hit THE FALLOUT WIPING OUT KEVIN OWENS!

    Bray Wyatt now walks into the ring, passing the War Raiders their Smackdown tag team titles as they now stand in the ring over the prone bodies of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn on the mat. Bray starts shouting at both men “This is just a taste of war”! Byron Saxton on commentary wonders why these two attacked Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens tonight as even Corey Graves is confused saying maybe Bray wanted to send a message tonight as The War Raiders and Bray Wyatt stand tall!

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    When we return from the commercial break we cut to a hallway as the Bray Wyatt silently leads the War Raiders through the back as all 3 men come to a stop. Bray Wyatt lets out a smirk as the camera pans over to show the commissioner Shane McMahon. Shane takes a moment looking at Bray as he starts to smile as well.

    Shane McMahon: Good job.

    Shane McMahon offers Bray Wyatt a handshake. Bray takes a moment as he lets out a chuckle before accepting Shane's hand. Shane McMahon walks off as Bray turns to the War Raiders.

    Bray Wyatt: I told you the devil made us do it.

    The War Raiders stand there as stoic as ever. Bray Wyatt meanwhile laughs like a mad man. We then cut to a backstage locker room as we see a door slam open as Ruby Riott storms out of her locker room followed by Liv Morgan.

    Liv Morgan: Listen, Ruby, I'm sorry. I was trying to make sure you won the match. I didn't expect Shane to fine all of us. Just me.

    Ruby Riott: Well he did so now I'm out of pocket and I lost!

    Ruby is furious as Liv Morgan is really upset and doesn't know what else to say. Ruby goes to walk off but instead turns around getting right in her friend Liv's face.

    Ruby Riott: You need to start doing better.

    Ruby walks off as we see Sarah Logan walk out of the locker room. She looks at Liv Morgan for a second before speaking.

    Sarah Logan: She's right y'know.

    Liv now looks even more upset as she walks back into the locker room really down. We then cut back to the commentary team at ringside who wonder if things are OK within the Riott Squad.

    *SKY'S THE LIMIT*
    *TURN IT UP*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as the WWE Women's tag team champions make their way out as Sasha Banks has her Money in the Bank briefcase in her right hand whilst both women have the tag team titles around their waist. Both of them walk to the ring as they get ready to issue an open challenge tonight. On commentary, we hear Corey Graves go off on one of his rants about Sasha Banks. Byron tries to stop him but once Corey goes off on Sasha Banks there is no stopping him. The Boss 'n' Hug Connection are now stood in the ring with a microphone each.

    Sasha Banks: You all know why the Boss and the Hugger are here tonight!

    Pop from the fans who are excited to see the tag team titles defended on Smackdown Live.

    Bayley: That's right Sasha. We came here to see if anyone on Smackdown Live is ready to face us for these titles.

    Bayley unhooks her tag team title from her waist and lifts it into the air.

    Sasha Banks: And once we beat whoever we face tonight, we plan on visiting our old stomping ground NXT!

    An NXT chant starts up in the crowd as both women smirk.

    Bayley: And I will become number one contender for the Raw Women's title next Monday!

    That line gets Sasha Banks's attention as she looks angry before smiling and turning to her best friend Bayley.

    Sasha Banks: Sorry Bayley but the Boss is becoming number one contender for the Raw Women's title to go along with my other title shot!

    Sasha pats her Money in the Bank briefcase as she looks Bayley directly in her eyes as they stare each other down. Bayley lets out a smile as this music hits...

    *CELTIC INVASION*

    A loud pop from the crowd as Becky Lynch makes her way out as a “Becky2belts” chant starts up. Both Sasha Banks and Bayley look confused and wonder why The Man Becky Lynch is out here to answer their challenge as the Raw and Smackdown Women's champion walks towards the ring with a microphone.

    Becky Lynch: Shocked to see me, girls?

    Bayley in the ring nods whilst Sasha just stands there looking furious as Becky smiles.

    Becky Lynch: Don't worry Sasha, I know you want to wait for the right moment to fight me so I'll let you pick when you finally cash that in.

    Sasha Banks: I won't need to cash this in when I win this Monday.

    Bayley: Who says you're going to beat me?

    Both Banks and Bayley look at each other once again as Becky smiles making her way to the commentary desk.

    Becky Lynch: The Man has no interest in having a partner. I don't need someone standing by my side as I wait for them to stab me in the back.

    A few ooohs from the crowd as both the Boss 'n' Hug Connection look angry in the ring with Sasha Banks reacting the most to that line.

    Sasha Banks: What did you say? Come into the ring right now and say that to my face. Come on Becky!

    Bayley: Sasha calm down. Just calm...

    Sasha Banks: DON'T TELL ME TO CALM DOWN!

    Bayley looks a little taken aback by Sasha's anger as the Boss catches herself. However, before the Boss can say anything...

    *SPITEFUL*
    *FREE THE FLAME*

    A decent pop from the crowd as we now know who is going to answer the open challenge. Sasha Banks and Bayley wisely turn their attention to their challengers. Byron reminds us that these two have become good friends over the last couple of months and teamed up to take on the Riott Squad even picking up victories against them. Corey says whilst he hates Sasha Banks, the Boss 'n' Hug Connection are the best tag team around today and they will take some beating. Becky Lynch meanwhile has finally grabbed a headset and takes a seat at the commentary desk.

    When asked why she came out here tonight, Becky says she is here to do some scouting as she will be facing one of them at Summerslam and maybe both if Sasha finally finds the courage to step up to The Man's level. Corey says he has no doubt Sasha is waiting for Becky to be at her weakest. Becky smirks saying she is glad someone else can see Sasha for the snake she is. Becky says in the past she was like Bayley too trusting but when she became the Man she learned from her previous mistakes. Byron Saxton then tells us we are going to a very short commercial break but not to go anywhere as when we come back we will have the WWE Women's tag team title match!

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    Match 3: WWE Women's tag team titles match: Boss 'n' Hug Connection vs Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon

    Match summary: When we return from the commercial break the match is underway with Bayley starting for the champions whilst Ember Moon is in the ring for her team. Both women are fairly evenly matched and put on a good showing. Becky on commentary gives both women credit for their skills. Corey though asks her about Asuka and if she has taken her eyes off her other challenger at Summerslam. Becky would repeat what she said on Monday Night Raw and tells Corey that Asuka is the toughest opponent she has ever faced.

    Back in the ring Ember Moon has tagged in Alexa Bliss whilst Bayley has tagged in Sasha Banks. And as always these two don't hold back when in the ring with each other, as the hatred is clear for all to see as they batter each other! Sasha even uses a few cheap shots to take control, getting boos from the crowd as Becky remarks that it is typical Sasha Banks behavior. Even Bayley looks unimpressed with Sasha's tactics but tags back in as the Boss 'n' Hug connection stay in control of the match.

    Alexa Bliss may be small but she is too skilled to be kept down for long and makes the tag bringing Ember Moon into the match! Ember Moon is fired up and pops off on both members of the Boss 'n' Hug connection. From there the match becomes very even with both teams going back and forth with frequent tags as we get to the climax of the match Alexa Bliss is battling Sasha Banks in the center of the ring.

    Alexa Bliss takes control as she grabs Sasha Banks and drives her into the mat for a close two count. Alexa Bliss makes the tag bringing Ember Moon into the match as she takes care of Bayley on the apron as Ember Moon locks in the Wrath of the Gods! Banks however scratches and claws her way to the ropes forcing Ember to break the hold! Ember looks frustrated as Becky Lynch on commentary gives Sasha Banks credit saying she may be a snake but she is tough. Ember signals to Alexa as she makes her way over to the corner and tags in Alexa Bliss.

    Alexa would then grab hold of Sasha Banks holding her still as Ember Moon looks to hit the ECLIPSE! However, as she does that Bayley appears and pushes Ember Moon off the top rope saving the match! Bliss drops Sasha to go after Bayley but Sasha connects with the Backstabber! Bayley quickly makes her way over to their corner as Banks tags her in. Bliss struggles to her feet as Bayley hits the BAYLEY TO BELLY AND MAKES THE COVER! 1 2 Banks stops Ember Moon 3! The Boss 'n' Hug Connection retain their tag team titles!

    Winners via pinfall and still WWE Women's tag team champions: Boss 'n' Hug Connection (12:05)

    Bayley gets to her feet as does Sasha Banks, both women knowing they had a close scare and nearly lost their tag team titles tonight. Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon meanwhile look disappointed as they came up just short but Ember helps Alexa Bliss up to her feet. On commentary, Becky Lynch gives both of her potential challengers credit for their performance letting out a slight smile relishing the challenge she may get at Summerslam.

    Back in the ring both members of the Boss 'n' Hug Connection are passed their WWE Women's tag team titles. Both members of the team celebrate as they turn their attention to Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon. Alexa Bliss after speaking with Ember Moon would stick her hand out offering the pair a handshake. Bayley looks like she is thinking about it as Alexa insists she isn't going to cheap shot them. Sasha, however, responds by rolling out of the ring and instead looks to confront Becky Lynch!

    Back in the ring, Bayley shakes her head before shaking hands with Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon. Bliss can be overheard saying somethings never change. She tells Bayley to be careful as Ember Moon and Alexa Bliss head towards the back. Back by the commentary desk, Becky is now on her feet smirking as Banks has both her tag title and Money in the Bank briefcase. Sasha starts talking trash to Becky Lynch as The Man smirks asking Banks when she is going to step up!

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    We return from the commercial break as Becky Lynch is walking through the back with both her Women's titles on her shoulder as Cathy Kelly approaches her for an interview.

    Cathy Kelly: Becky after watching that tag team titles match who would you rather face at Summerslam?

    Becky is about to answer but she walks past Cathy Kelly. Cathy looks confused but we soon see why as Asuka the challenger for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam is stood there and she looks angry.

    Asuka: Your focus needs to be on me.

    Becky smirks.

    Becky Lynch: Oh trust me, I know.

    Both women stare each other down as the tension can be cut with a knife. We then cut back to the ring as No Way Jose is stood in the ring ready for a match as the commentary team hype up the challenge Becky is facing at Summerslam as she not only has to fight Asuka but either Sasha Banks or Bayley. On the outside meanwhile, we can see the conga line dancing and having fun.

    *FLIGHT OF THE VALKYRIES*

    Boos from the live crowd as Daniel Bryan makes his way out still looking angry as he walks to the ring, of course wearing his hemp WWE title. He is as always followed by his fellow eco-warrior Erick Rowan as the commentary team mention Daniel Bryan's victory over The Miz at the Great American Bash two nights ago though Bryon makes sure to remind us that Bryan needed help from Baron Corbin and Elias to win the match.

    As Bryan and Erick Rowan are walking down the ramp the conga line approaches them but Rowan just starts attacking the male members of the conga line sending the rest running. Daniel Bryan lets out an evil smile as Erick Rowan ruins over people's fun. He places his hemp title in the corner of the ring and goes straight on the attack getting this match underway!

    Match 4: Daniel Bryan w/Erick Rowan vs No Way Jose

    Match Summary: Daniel Bryan picks apart the bigger No Way Jose with ease as he targets the legs and brings No Way Jose down to the mat! He locks in the heel hook as No Way Jose wisely chooses to tap out quickly giving Daniel Bryan the win!

    Winner via pinfall: Daniel Bryan (1:54)

    Daniel Bryan lets go of the hold by slamming No Way Jose's leg into the mat getting a few boos from the crowd as Bryan celebrates in the ring, lifting his hemp WWE title in the air drawing even more heat from the crowd. Meanwhile, on commentary, we can hear Corey Graves putting over Bryan's win tonight even if it was an easy one. Erick Rowan as this is going on has gone to the timekeeper's area and grabbed a microphone from one of the people at ringside. Erick Rowan slides into the ring and passes the microphone to Bryan who looks to address the live crowd.

    Daniel Bryan: And once again your planet's champion is victorious!

    Boos from the crowd as Daniel Bryan lifts the hemp WWE title into the air.

    Daniel Bryan: But once again I have to find my own way to get my message out to the people! No instead of interviewing a man with an important message we are giving interviews and time to losers like Ricochet!

    Daniel Bryan shakes his head.

    Daniel Bryan: Someone like him doesn't need time to speak. I have an important message to tell people even if you morons won't listen!

    More boos from the live crowd as Daniel Bryan shakes his head.

    Daniel Bryan: Ricochet says I talk too much? I talk so much because I need to. I need to save this planet from you fans! However, I'm a man of action and soon Ricochet will see the consequences of those actions!

    Daniel Bryan tosses the microphone to the mat as the crowd carries on booing the planet's champion as they leave the ring. Byron Saxton and Corey Graves wonder what Daniel Bryan means when he says that. The camera then cuts backstage as we can see The Corporation walking out of Shane McMahon's office with the Smackdown live commissioner leading the way. However, as they are leaving Shane McMahon is approached by the queen Charlotte Flair. Shane sighs as he sends the rest of the Corporation to the ring as he looks to speak to Charlotte.

    Shane McMahon: Charlotte listen I know what you are going to say...

    Charlotte: Yes I knew you would see sense and realize I was screwed by Asuka! She cheated to win the match by kicking the ropes! I should be added to the Summerslam title match like Drew was.

    Shane McMahon: No.

    Charlotte who up till this point had a smug smile on her face now looks angry and shocked.

    Charlotte: What do you mean no?

    Shane McMahon: Charlotte, my father had faith in you and I shared that same faith but honestly when was the last time you won a big match? I have given you chance after chance to earn a title shot and you have lost every time so Charlotte the answer is no. Now if you'll excuse me I have a main event to prepare for.

    Shane McMahon walks off as Charlotte stands there looking furious as she can't believe Shane McMahon refused to give her a chance to fight for the Smackdown Women's title at Summerslam.

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    Big E: Oooh Manchester, New Hampshire. Don't you dare be sour. Clap your hands for your world-famous five-time tag team champions and feel the power!

    *NEW DAY, NEW WAY*

    As we return from the commercial break The New Day are making their way to the ring led by the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston to the delight of the fans. Both Big E and Xavier Woods are doing their usual antics as they slide into the ring ready for the main event.

    *HERE COMES THE MONEY*

    The Corporation makes their way out to the ring next lead by the Smackdown commissioner and one of the two number one contender's to the WWE title at Summerslam Drew McIntyre. They are followed by the two men actually competing in this match Baron Corbin and Elias who look to recover from their loss at The Great American Bash. Byron Saxton on commentary worries about the number advantage at ringside but that soon changes as...

    *I CAME TO PLAY*

    The Miz makes his way out to the ring, slightly slower than usual due to the damage done to his right leg in his battle with Daniel Bryan last night. Corey Graves on commentary complains about this and says The Miz has no business being out here. However Bryon counters maybe he wants to even the score after Baron Corbin and Elias screwed him over last night! The Miz fist bumps Kofi as in the ring Xavier Woods and Elias start the match for their team getting this underway.

    Main Event: New Day w/Kofi Kingston and The Miz vs Elias and Baron Corbin w/Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon

    Match summary: This ends up being a decent main event tag team match with The New Day controlling the start of the match and outmatching their rivals in the Corporation due to their experience as a tag team. However, Corbin and Elias after a distraction from Shane McMahon takes control of the match and starts to work over Xavier Woods building to the hot tag!

    Xavier though refuses to give in and eventually escapes from Elias which allows him to make the hot tag and bring Big E into the match! From there the power of Big E takes over as he takes down Corbin who is now in the ring but also takes care of Elias! Shane McMahon at this point gets onto the apron but The Miz attacks him stopping him from getting involved!

    This causes Drew McIntyre to get involved and he starts to argue with The Miz until Kofi Kingston takes him down as the pair starts to brawl around the ringside area. Back in the ring, Corbin tries to use the distraction to go for the End of Days but Big E escapes taking down Baron Corbin! Big E then lifts Corbin up as he tags in Xavier Woods and the pair hit UPUPDOWNDOWN as Xavier Woods makes the cover 1 2 Big E takes down Elias 3 The New Day pick up the win!

    Winner via pinfall: New Day (9:17)

    The match may be over but the brawl is still going on by the entrance ramp as Drew drops Kofi Kingston onto his back on the entrance ramp, targeting it after the damage Randy Orton did two nights ago! The Miz is brawling with Shane McMahon (as Shane is throwing his god awful punches), Big E and Xavier Woods in the ring don't spend too long celebrating as they look to go after Drew who has dropped Kofi! Xavier Woods slides out of the ring first but gets his head taken off with a CLAYMORE!

    Big E and Drew McIntyre then come face to face as the two big men start brawling with each other. It is an even fight until Elias and Corbin come over. Kofi gets back up taking down Corbin and Elias with a running crossbody to the pair! Drew plants Big E with a futureshock DDT as he and Kofi come face to face and once again Drew gains the upper hand taking advantage of the knock Kofi took against Randy Orton as this hits...

    *THE TRUTH REIGNS*

    Roman Reigns makes his way out as he charges down the ramp and he takes down Drew McIntyre with a SPEAR wiping his rival out. Meanwhile Miz The hits Shane McMahon with the SKULL CRUSHING FINALE laying out the commissioner on the other side of the ring. Xavier Woods and Big E take care of Elias and Baron Corbin as the faces all stand tall as the closing image for Smackdown Live is Kofi Kingston and Roman Reigns coming face to face ahead of Summerslam. In the background though we can see an angry Drew McIntyre struggling to his feet in the background as we fade to black.

    Matches announced for next week:

    Number one contender's triple threat match for the Intercontinental title at Summerslam:
    Buddy Murphy vs Ricochet vs Finn Balor


    Matchcard for Summerslam:

    August 11th

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada




    Universal title match:
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Brock Lesnar

    WWE title triple threat match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Sasha Banks or Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan

    Intercontinental title match:
    Luke Harper (c) vs Buddy Murphy or Finn Balor or Ricochet

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

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    Re: WWE 2019 - No more Wildcards

    Monday Night Raw:
    July 15th:
    Uniondale, New York

    *NEXT BIG THING*

    After the normal video package to open Monday Night Raw we get straight down to business as the boos reign down as the Beast Incarnate and his advocate Paul Heyman make their way to the ring. Michael Cole and Big Show on commentary welcome us to the show as they remind us of the destruction Brock Lesnar caused on his return to Monday Night Raw last week.

    The pair then tell us during the week we learned Aleister Black will be out of action for 6 weeks due to a broken arm. This was caused by the lethal kimura lock which Brock put on Black's during his heinous assault at the end of last week's show. They also mention Seth Rollins is not here tonight, having been given the night off by the Raw commissioner Paige to recover from his injuries in time for Summerslam.

    Big Show brings up his numerous fights with Brock Lesnar in the past and says there is no one quite like him. Michael Cole however once again calls the attack heinous and criticizes the actions of Brock Lesnar. Big Show agrees and says it ruined what was shaping up to be a great Universal title match. The camera then cuts back to the ring as Brock Lesnar is standing in the ring jumping up and down as Paul Heyman gets ready to speak.

    Paul Heyman: Hello, my name is Paul Heyman. And this is my client BROCCCCCCK LESSSSSSNAR!

    Boos from the crowd as Brock starts laughing. Paul Heyman meanwhile looks to continue.

    Paul Heyman: And last week, well last week you got a taste of what my client is capable of. Last week was just a little taste of what he is going to do to Seth Rollins at Summerslam!

    Paul Heyman is walking up and down the ring.

    Paul Heyman: Seth did you really think my client would forget what happened at Wrestlemania? Did you think he would never come back? My client has been waiting to get his revenge on his terms.

    Brock at this point smiles as Paul Heyman looks to carry on his speech.

    Paul Heyman: The only reason you walked out as Universal champion is due to you cheating. You had to cheat to survive and now you made the Beast mad. See if you just took your beating at Wrestlemania, Brock would have left it at that and would have gone on to his next conquest! But you had to steal my client's title!

    Boos from the crowd as Michael Cole reminds us that Brock was the one who cheated first attacking Seth before the match could even begin.

    Paul Heyman: But Brock is a benevolent monster. He was happy to let you have your moment in the sun as he knows he can destroy you any time he wants. I mean you barely survived Bobby Lashley, you barely survived the Elimination Chamber and if my client did not come out last week you might not have survived Aleister Black.

    Paul Heyman after saying his name takes a moment to pause and lift a finger into the air.

    Paul Heyman: Poor Aleister Black. Now I know you might want to come looking for revenge but that would be a big mistake. You were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    More boos from the crowd as Brock in the background does a snap motion as he taunts the crowd.

    Paul Heyman: But if you come looking for a fight, Brock Lesnar will give it to you so think very careful whilst that arm heals.

    The crowd are now booing Heyman even more as he lets out another one of his signature evil smiles and looks to carry on.

    Paul Heyman: However I think Aleister Black is a smart man so when I say this, I'm not scared of a failed attempt at retribution. Now back to business, Brock Lesnar wants to end Seth Rollins's career so at Summerslam it will be a NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH!

    For the first time tonight the crowd cheer Heyman but the advocate looks confused.

    Paul Heyman: Why are you cheering? My client is not just going to beat Seth Rollins. He is going to eviscerate him! He is going to violate him! He is going to end Seth Rollins's career just like that! And then my client BROCCCCCCK LESSSSSSNAR will once again be your reigning, defending Universal champion of the world!

    Brock once again starts jumping up and down on the spot.

    Paul Heyman: And that's not a prediction, that's a spoiler!

    Mic drop as Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar walk off with the fans booing the hell out of the pair. Michael Cole on commentary meanwhile says what does that mean for Summerslam as Seth might not be 100% but he has to fight Brock Lesnar in a match where anything goes! Big Show says it might be the only way Seth Rollins has a chance against the Beast but any weapons Seth uses, Brock can as well.

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    *WIN IT ALL*

    When we return from the commercial break, Tony Nese starts to make his way to the ring getting a decent reaction from the live crowd in part due to him being from New York. Tony Nese once again shows off his abs, impressing a few of the ladies and men in the crowd. We then get a quick video recap showing Oney Lorcan attacking Tony Nese backstage a few weeks ago and tonight is a chance for Tony Nese to get revenge.

    *COMBATIVE*

    Oney Lorcan makes his way out next after the commercial break looking in an angry mood as always. Michael Cole reminds us that Oney Lorcan is the number one contender for the Cruiserweight title and will be taking on Rey Mysterio at Summerslam. Big Show says Oney will need to make sure he gets the job done tonight as Tony Nese knows a win would put him back into the Cruiserweight title picture.

    Match 1: Tony Nese vs Oney Lorcan

    Match summary: Both men start this off fast, with Tony Nese looking for payback after the cheap shot backstage a few weeks ago. Tony Nese is more fired up than usual due to being in his home state and this forces Oney Lorcan to take a powder on the outside after the early barrage, frustrating Oney Lorcan. Oney slides back into the ring as the two men start fighting once again but this time Oney takes control with several brutal forearms.

    Oney keeps up the aggression but Tony Nese stays competitive throughout the match with his athleticism. However, as the match goes along Oney slowly wears down Tony Nese and batters him getting heat from the home state crowd. In the end, Oney has Tony Nese struggling on the mat and hits him with the half and half suplex. Oney makes the cover 1 2 3. Oney picks up the win and carries on his momentum for Summerslam!

    Winner via pinfall: Oney Lorcan (11:19)

    Oney Lorcan gets to his feet but doesn't smile instead looking angry as he gets to his feet raising his finger in the air. Michael Cole gives Tony Nese credit for his performance tonight and says he brought the fight in his home town tonight. Big Show pipes in saying Oney may just give his friend Rey Mysterio a tough challenge at Summerslam.

    Oney storms up the ramp as he shouts “Rey are you watching?” before heading off. Tony Nese meanwhile talks to some of the fans at ringside getting some support from his home state fans. We then cut to a backstage area as The Street Profits are stood ready to speak. They have their red cups and look in a party mood.

    Angelo Dawkins:Yo Montez, last week we arrived my brother.

    Montez Ford: That we did. We came for the smoke, we found the smoke and we won!

    Angelo Dawkins: Two former United States champions and we beat em!

    Montez Ford: And if that ain't a reason to party, I don't know what is!

    Both men start to dance and have fun as but Angelo stops dancing for a moment after realizing something.

    Angelo Dawkins: Yeah but Montez what's next?

    Montez Ford: What's next? What's next? We keep looking for the smoke.

    Angelo Dawkins: Tell em.

    Montez Ford: And we keep beating all the teams. Every single one until we get those Raw tag team titles and you know why Dawkins?

    Angelo Dawkins: Oh I know, do they know?

    Montez Ford: Cause we want the smoke.

    Angelo Dawkins: Tell em.

    Montez Ford: We want the smoke.

    Both men start dancing and singing, having fun again as they make it clear they have their eyes on the Raw tag team titles.

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    When we return from the commercial break we see the Raw commissioner on the phone with someone.

    Paige: Yes, I'm not happy about Brock's actions either but the contract was already drawn up. No, I only agreed to the match stipulation after speaking to Seth.

    As she is talking we see the door open as Fire and Desire walk into the room. Paige sees them taking a moment to put her hand up signaling for the pair to wait.

    Paige: Is it alright if I call you back Hunter? Thanks.

    Paige hangs up the phone and turns her attention to the pair.

    Paige: Girls I'm very busy so can you make this quick.

    Mandy Rose: Make this quick? Have you been watching what has happened on your own show.

    Sonya Deville: We have not only been robbed of the Women's tag team titles but also Bayley got lucky against both of us and one of us two should be in the main event tonight!

    Paige: I mean it seems to me Bayley beat you both fair and square.

    Sonya Deville: Yeah but what about the tag team titles?

    Mandy Rose: What's stopping us from ruining your main event tonight? Why should we not get revenge after they cheated to beat us for the tag team titles?

    Paige looks annoyed at her former allies before sighing.

    Paige: I will make you two a deal. Yes, Sasha did cheat against you so in two weeks you will get a rematch for the WWE Women's tag team titles.

    Both members of Fire and Desire smile happy to have gotten what they wanted.

    Paige: However there are two conditions. One you stay away from the main event tonight. I don't want any interference in the main event. And two next week whoever wins will have an official contract signing with the Man Becky Lynch so you will stay away from that as well. If you don't I will cancel your tag team titles match. Do you two understand?

    Mandy Rose: Of course we do Paige.

    Sonya Deville: You remember our absolution days? You know you can trust us.

    Paige: That's the exact reason I don't. Now if you will excuse me I have business to conduct in my house so leave.

    Fire and Desire smile before walking out of the room as Paige starts typing numbers into her phone and goes back to business. We then cut to the commentary team at ringside who tells us they have footage that was filmed earlier on in the night. The camera cuts to the car park as one-half of the WWE Women's tag team champions Bayley is making her way into the arena ahead of her main event number one contender's match against her tag team partner Sasha Banks. As she is walking towards the building she is approached by the pirate princess Kairi Sane.

    Bayley: Hey Kairi, how are you.

    Both women hug each other though Kairi still looks a little upset.

    Bayley: What's up Kairi you OK?

    Kairi Sane: Last week Sasha cheated to beat me. I thought she had honor.

    Bayley is unsure how to respond, as she also disagrees with Banks's tactics and cheating.

    Bayley: Listen I know Sasha uses some tricks that I don't agree with but that is just who she is.

    Kairi Sane: But won't she do that to you tonight?

    Bayley looks unsure but before she can say anything Sasha Banks the other half of the WWE Women's tag team champions approaches both women. Kairi Sane seems a little worried now Banks is here.

    Sasha Banks: Hey Kairi, listen I hope there are no hard feelings about last week. I just follow the mantra of my idol Eddie. If you ain't cheating you ain't trying. C'mon Bayley we both have to get ready as we are going to tear it up once again!

    Sasha Banks grabs Bayley by the arm as the pair walk off leaving the pirate princess stood in the car park worried about her friend Bayley.

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    *REBELLION*

    We return from the commercial break as The Ascension make their way to the ring getting a fairly muted response from the live crowd. Michael Cole as they walk to the ring says this match tonight is important as the winner will face the in-form Lucha Dragons in a number one contender's match for the Raw Tag team titles next week. Big Show says the tag team division is really starting to hot up again as he also mentions the Street Profits debuting last week.

    *GO, GO, GO*

    The B-Team make their way out next also getting little reaction from the live crowd though Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel are able to get a few cheers with their goofy antics. The Ascension in the ring, however, do not look impressed. Viktor steps into the ring to start for the Ascension whilst Curtis Axel starts for the B-Team.

    Match 2: B-Team vs The Ascension

    Match summary: This is a fairly short match between two of the lower on the totem pole tag teams. The Ascension ends up getting frustrated by the B-Team's antics but they are unable to stop the B-Team from picking up the win as they hit Konnor with a Belly to back suplex (dallas)/ Neckbreaker (Axel) combo. Curtis Axel makes the cover as Bo Dallas takes care of Viktor and the B-Team pick up the win!

    Winners via pinfall: B-Team (4:20)

    The B-Team in the ring celebrate like they just won the Raw tag team titles as they get a few laughs and cheers from the crowd. Big Show wonders if they can pull off the upset win next week against the in-form Lucha Dragons. The camera then cuts to the backstage area as The Club are walking to the ring as we cut to a commercial break.

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    *PHENOMENAL*

    AJ Styles leads the way getting a mixed reaction from the live crowd as he is followed by his two boys who have their Raw tag team titles on their shoulders. Michael Cole reminds us of what happened last week as Curt Hawkins beat AJ Styles in the center of the ring! Big Show does mention it was down to interference from Mustafa Ali but for someone like Curt Hawkins, a win is a win. The camera then pans to show a few Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder signs with the pair being hometown heroes in New York. AJ Styles now has a microphone as all 3 members of the Club are stood in the ring ready to speak.

    AJ Styles: Last week, I got screwed.

    Cheers from the crowd happy AJ got screwed over in his match with Curt Hawkins.

    AJ Styles: There is no other way a loser like Curt Hawkins could beat someone like me!

    AJ Styles is fuming as he paces around the ring like a mad man.

    AJ Styles: Mustafa Ali I want you to come out here right now!

    AJ Styles looks furious as he and The Club wait in the ring for the popular high-flier. It takes a few moments but eventually...

    *GO HARD*

    Mustafa Ali makes his way out, sans his usual ring attire and is instead wearing a hoodie and jeans as he walks about halfway down the ramp holding a microphone.

    Mustafa Ali: Do you not like it when someone gives you a taste of your own medicine? You and your gang of thugs cost me my match with Bobby Lashley last week.

    AJ Styles: You got lucky against me in the Elimination Chamber! You needed to be taught a lesson. But clearly, you didn't.

    Mustafa Ali: A lesson? AJ I know I can beat you once again. And last week? I saw a gang of bullies trying to use their power to bully someone else. So yeah I evened the score so Curt Hawkins could win!

    Loud cheers from the crowd especially for the mention of the home state boy as AJ is almost ready to throw a temper tantrum in the ring.

    Mustafa Ali: And hey if you want a one on one match right now let's do it.

    AJ Styles: No no no. We will fight on my terms, not yours! But maybe it is time for us to teach you the lesson one more time!

    AJ drops the microphone as he and The Club slide out of the ring looking to attack Mustafa Ali. Ali being the never say die person he is gets ready for a fight even if it is 3 on 1. However, before The Club gets to Mustafa Ali...

    *WEIGHTLESS*

    Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder sprint down the ramp getting a loud pop from the New York crowd as they go straight for the Raw tag team champions. Big Show on commentary says they have never seen Curt Hawkins this fired up! Whilst both Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins take care of the Raw tag team champions Mustafa Ali fights off AJ Styles! Mustafa Ali takes control as he plants AJ Styles to the mat and he rolls him into the ring.

    Meanwhile, The Club are fighting Ryder and Hawkins but the pair get them into the ring as the battle carries on. All 3 of the faces take control of the brawl as they overwhelm the Club, with Ryder and Hawkins seemingly gaining a boost from the home town crowd but Hawkins seems on another level having beaten AJ Styles last week! They end up laying out all 3 members of the Club on the mat. All 3 men look at each other as they have an idea.

    They all climb to a corner of the ring each before diving off as Mustafa Ali hits AJ Styles with the 054 whilst Hawkins and Ryder hit the Good Brothers with elbow drops each getting loud pops from the crowd! All 3 men stand tall as The Club are down and out in the center of the ring as the Mustafa Ali lifts Hawkins and Ryder's arms up into the air as the New York crowd let out loud cheers for all 3 men as they stand tall in the ring having once again gained the upper hand over the Club.

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    We return from the commercial break as a dazed Club walk through the back. They look in a bad mood having been shown up tonight by Mustafa Ali, Curt Hawkins, and Zack Ryder. As they are walking we see the Raw commissioner herself Paige approach the group as AJ looks to rant.

    AJ Styles: Did you see what just happened out there?

    Paige: I did.

    AJ Styles: And you're going to let your top superstars get treated like that? You are going to let your Raw tag team champions be humiliated?

    Paige: The way I see it AJ, you reap what you sow.

    Paige makes sure to point at the Raw tag team champions as she says the next line.

    Paige: You two attacked Mustafa Ali before his match last week. Did you think he wouldn't get payback?

    Both men stand there silent as AJ goes to respond as Paige turns her attention back to him.

    Paige: And as for yourself. You want to talk about how Mustafa Ali pinning you inside the Elimination Chamber was a fluke? Well, I am giving you both 3 weeks to prepare for each other so there are no excuses. In 3 weeks on Monday Night Raw it will be you versus Mustafa Ali!

    AJ Styles shakes his head clearly disagreeing but keeps his mouth shut as Paige is clearly not done.

    Paige: But next week since Curt Hawkins did beat AJ Styles I think he deserves a reward!

    AJ Styles: What? He only beat me thanks to Mustafa Ali!

    Paige: But he did beat you. And you said that would never happen. And since this is my house I will make the decisions! So next week the Raw Tag team titles will be on the line as your boys Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will take on Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins!

    Paige walks off as Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows shake their heads. AJ meanwhile stands there about to explode before storming off clearly unhappy with what just transpired. We cut back to the commentary team at ringside who hype up not only the Raw tag team titles match next week but also Mustafa Ali taking on AJ Styles in 3 weeks time!

    *TOP ONE PERCENT*

    Boos from the live crowd as the cocky as ever EC3 makes his way to the ring followed by his manager and tag team partner tonight Drake Maverick. Michael Cole reminds us of what happened two weeks ago with Drake Maverick costing Tyler Breeze the match leading to Breeze agreeing to a handicap match tonight. Big Show says he can see why Breeze wanted this match as he knows he is going to have to deal with Drake Maverick either way.

    *#MMMGORGEOUS*

    Tyler Breeze makes his way out for this match but there is less posing then usual as he makes his way down the ramp, looking to get a measure of payback on EC3 and Drake Maverick. He steps into the ring as EC3 starts for his team, with Drake Maverick mouthing off from the ring apron as the match gets underway.

    Match 3: Handicap match: Tyler Breeze vs EC3 and Drake Maverick

    Match summary: Tyler Breeze is in control in the early stages of the match as EC3 struggles to keep up with Tyler Breeze. However Drake Maverick keeps getting involved throughout the match, never tagging in but still causing issues for Tyler Breeze. And the numbers game once again proves to be the difference. Tyler Breeze is about to go for the Supermodel kick on EC3 but Drake Maverick runs in, pushing EC3 out of the way and taking the bullet for his friend! Breeze turns around looking to go after EC3 but EC3 hits him with The One Percent (Fireman's Carry Cutter). EC3 makes the cover 1 2 3 EC3 and Drake Maverick picks up the win!

    Winner via pinfall: EC3 and Drake Maverick (7:12)

    EC3 gets to his feet letting out a smug smirk, happy to have picked up the win tonight even if it was in a handicap match. The crowd reign down boos not happy with the result as EC3 helps lift his manager to his feet, who is still dazed after being clobbered with the supermodel kick to the head. Michael Cole says Drake Maverick once again proved to be the difference and stopped Tyler Breeze at every opportunity allowing EC3 to pick up the win.

    EC3, after raising his manager's hand into the air and celebrating his victory, looks at the rising Tyler Breeze and look to attack him after the match. The referee tries to tell them to stop but the pair are not done. EC3 grabs hold of Tyler Breeze and plants him with the One Percenter this time! EC3 then tells Drake Maverick to make his way to the top rope, which he does as he seems to be setting up to hit something until this music hits...



    It's Tyler Breeze's tag team partner Fandango! The crowd let out a decent pop as he struts onto the top of the entrance ramp getting a decent reaction from the live crowd. He takes a moment to soak it in before sprinting down the ramp as he looks to make the save! Drake Maverick looks to fly off the top rope and dive onto Fandango... but Fandango catches him and plants him with a falcon arrow on the ring floor!

    Drake is down and out as Fandango looks to slide into the ring to get his hands on EC3 but the top one-percenter takes the cowards way out. He retreats up the ramp and flees to the back leaving Drake Maverick behind! Michael Cole makes sure to remind the fans watching at home that these two were a team before Fandango got injured. Once inside the ring, Fandango makes sure to check on his friend Tyler Breeze as he helps him to his feet. Breeze takes a moment to wake up before hugging his friend in the center of the ring getting a pop from the crowd as they stand tall in the ring with Drake Maverick out cold outside the ring and EC3 long gone.

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    As we return from the commercial break we see Shinsuke Nakamura is sat in a booth at what seems to be a bar. He has a drink in his hand as he stares at the camera. The following is translated from Japanese to English with subtitles.

    Shinsuke Nakamura: Dōshite? Hitobito wa sono riyū o shiritaidesu ka? Rusefu o utsu riyū.

    English Translation: Why? People want to know why? Why I hit Rusev?

    Shinsuke lets out a troll-like smirk.

    Shinsuke Nakamura: Naze kare o hakonda no ka tazune rarerubekidesu.

    English Translation: I should be asked why I carried him.

    Shinsuke looks annoyed but carries on.

    Shinsuke Nakamura: Lana wa, chīmu ga hataraki, watashitachi o toppu ni tsureteiku to ittaga, shippaishita. Sorede watashi wa senshū sore o shūryō shimashita, soshite, rusefu ga kashikoinaraba, kare wa watashi kara hanarerudeshou. Kare wa watashi no jikan no kachi ga arimasen.

    English Translation: Lana told me the team would work and take us to the top but it failed. So I ended it last week and if Rusev was smart he would stay away from me. He is not worth my time.

    Shinsuke Nakamura finishes his drink and just lets out a troll-like smirk as we cut to a gym as once again Chad Gable is training with Sheamus. We also get to see clips from Sheamus's Celtic Warrior workouts. Kurt Angle is in the background as Gable is really being put through the wringer with these hard workouts by Sheamus. However, Angle once again nods like a proud dad. As Chad Gable is carrying on his workout we see Angle walk over to Sheamus.

    Kurt Angle: How do you think the workout is going?

    Sheamus: I think he's will be ready to return to Raw better than ever soon fella.

    Kurt Angle: And yourself?

    Sheamus smiles slightly though he is clearly a little upset.

    Sheamus: I'm a while away yet fella.

    Chad Gable finishes working out and comes over to the two men who have been helping him train over the last few weeks.

    Chad Gable: What you two talking about?

    Kurt Angle: Sheamus and I were both talking about the next steps. Next week we are going to be working on your intelligence and watching tapes.

    Chad Gable lets out a smile before he turns to Sheamus and offers him a handshake.

    Chad Gable: Thank you for your help Sheamus.

    Sheamus: It's been my pleasure fella. You've probably sped up my recovery so you've done me a favor.

    Sheamus shakes his hand as Chad Gable lets out a smile as they both leave the gym Sheamus has been using to work out with Sheamus letting out a smile as he goes back to working out.

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    *FOR THE BETTER*

    Drew Gulak makes his way out to the ring, getting some boos from the live crowd as he walks to the ring for the first time since he came up just short against the legendary Rey Mysterio for the Cruiserweight title. Big Show puts over that performance but tells us Drew Gulak faces a different kind of challenge tonight as he takes on the Ultimate Bro Matt Riddle.

    *HEY BRO*

    Matt Riddle makes his way out next with his jacket and flip flops on, as usual, getting a good reaction from the live crowd. The commentary team brings up his match with Goldberg at Summerslam but this match will be a very different challenge for him. Big Show tells us that he was speaking to Drew earlier tonight who mentioned their past and that these two know each other inside out having teamed together a few times.

    Big Show also adds that Matt Riddle asked for this match to test himself and get ready for the biggest match of his career. Matt Riddle once in the ring is all smiles as he looks at his former tag team partner and offers him a handshake. Drew Gulak takes a moment but surprisingly accepting showing respect to Matt Riddle ahead of this match. Both men get to their corners as the referee calls for the bell getting this underway.

    Match 4: Matt Riddle vs Drew Gulak

    Match summary: Both people know each other inside out from their catchpoint days so the opening few moments of this match is these two men trying to out grapple each other in the center of the ring. A lot of people would expect Drew to win this exchange but Matt Riddle shows off his insane versatility and actually ends up winning a lot of the technical exchanges between the pair.

    Gulak tries to follow this up by going for more strikes but that proves to be a mistake as Riddle batters him and takes him down. However, Gulak thinking quickly catches Matt Riddle in an armbar! Riddle struggles in the hold but finds a way to the ropes which forces Gulak to break the hold. Gulak though has a limb he can target and goes to work trying to force a tap out from Riddle.

    Matt Riddle is in trouble as Gulak really tries to work over his arm but Matt Riddle survives and powers out of Gulak's submission offense taking control of the match. He traps Gulak in the center of the ring and starts clobbering him with elbow strike after elbow strike. Riddle gets off about ten before transitions into the BROMISSION (twister submission hold). Gulak is a technical expert but he realizes there is no way out of the hold and taps out giving Riddle the win!

    Winner via submission: Matt Riddle (7:40)

    As soon as the bell rings, Matt Riddle lets go of the hold as Drew Gulak gasps for air. Riddle now the match is over looks super happy and relaxed after picking up the win in a hard-fought contest with Drew Gulak. Drew gets back to his feet as well with Riddle offering him a brofist. The stoic Drew Gulak takes a second before giving one back, once again showing respect to his former stablemate Matt Riddle. Riddle takes a moment to sell his arm before asking for a microphone from someone at ringside as he looks to speak.

    Matt Riddle: Now that is a tough opponent. I picked Drew Gulak to fight tonight because I know that bro will always give me one hell of a fight. And it was to prove a point.

    Matt Riddle wipes the sweat off his brow as he carries on.

    Matt Riddle: If Goldberg had to fight someone for 7 minutes, he would be passed out on the mat exhausted! The guy has no stamina. But me I can do it all. I have the power game, the technical game. I can finish a match in 3 minutes or I can finish a match in 25 minutes. I ain't a one-trick pony like Goldberg!

    Matt Riddle is getting more and more fired up as he speaks.

    Matt Riddle: But trust me when I say this, I will beat the brute at his own game!

    Mixed reaction from the crowd with some favoring the legend whilst some favor Matt Riddle's brash attitude.

    Matt Riddle: Last week you called me a punk kid who needed to be taught a lesson? I can't see what lesson that is since unlike you I know how to wrestle!

    An ooooh reaction from the crowd as Matt Riddle looks to carry on.

    Matt Riddle: But since you want to teach me a lesson so bad, how about next week you repeat what you said to my face bro!

    Matt Riddle tosses the microphone down having sent his message to Goldberg getting a mixed reaction once again from the live crowd. Matt Riddle marches up the ramp as both members of the commentary team wonder if making Goldberg angry is a good idea considering how quickly he has destroyed people in the past. Big Show says Goldberg is nearly unbeatable and it must take a lot of self-confidence on Riddle's part to think he can beat him. Michael Cole wonders if it is stupidity, however. We then cut backstage as we can see the Boss 'n' Hug Connection are both training backstage, getting ready for the main event of tonight's show. Both of them are silent as Bayley stops for a moment and turns to Sasha Banks.

    Bayley: Sasha?

    Sasha Banks stops as well and turns to her best friend.

    Sasha Banks: What is it, Bayley?

    Bayley: I was just thinking about Kairi said to me earlier. Are you going to cheat against me?

    Sasha Banks: Bayley as your friend I can promise that I won't try to cheat tonight.

    Bayley: Can I trust you?

    Sasha Banks: Of course you can now give me a hug.

    Bayley: OK Sasha I trust you.

    Both women embrace as Sasha Banks lets out an evil smirk signaling she has no intention to play it fair in the main event tonight.

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    *DESTROYER*

    Samoa Joe marches out to the ring with his US title over his shoulder with a smug look on his face. Michael Cole on commentary wonders who his next challenger will be and who could possibly stop Samoa Joe with the run he has been on recently. Big Show says Joe has been champion for 139 days now and is showing no signs of stopping any time soon. Joe meanwhile stands in the ring as he looks into the crowd.

    Samoa Joe: People talk about what it means to be a champion. Well just look at me and this title!

    Joe lifts the United States title into the air showing it off to the live crowd.

    Samoa Joe: People can talk about the Universal title but I am the true top champion on this brand. I am the most dominant superstar on this brand.

    Boos from the crowd but Joe looks to carry on.

    Samoa Joe: Look at the Cruiserweight champion. I beat him in minutes at Wrestlemania!

    Joe lifts up his left hand as he places 1 finger in the air for emphasis.

    Samoa Joe: And look at the Universal champion. Where is he right now?

    Boos from the crowd as Samoa Joe lets out an evil smirk.

    Samoa Joe: There is no one on Monday Night Raw who can beat me when it comes to power. When it comes to strength. When it comes to being a monster.

    *BRAUN /I AM STRONGER*

    Samoa Joe turns to the entrance ramp as we see the monster among men himself appear on the entrance ramp as he lets out a massive roar marching to the ring. Big Show says we might have found the one man on the Monday Night Raw roster who can match Samoa Joe when it comes to power and being a monster. He steps over the ropes and is now stood face to face with Samoa Joe as the two monsters stare each other down.

    Braun Strowman: You ain't a monster. I am!

    Cheers from the crowd as both of the big men stand in the ring staring each other down. Samoa Joe considers saying something but instead clocks Braun Strowman with the microphone getting boos from the crowd. Joe smiles happy to have gained the upper hand as he climbs on top of Braun Strowman and starts laying into the giant, hitting him with several punches to the head. Samoa Joe is in control as the crowd boo the hell out of him.

    He gets off of Braun as he stalks the monster among men from behind as he looks for the coquina clutch but Braun overpowers him and sends him flying backwards! Samoa Joe bounces off the ropes as Braun catches him on the rebound with a shoulderblock! Braun then using his incredible strength lifts Samoa Joe up and hits him with a massive running powerslam to cheers from the live crowd. Braun looks down at the United States title and lets out a massive roar as he holds it in the air to the delight of the fans as maybe a sign of things to come?

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    When we return from the commercial break we can see Ariya Davari stood in the ring getting no reaction from the live crowd. The commentary team focuses on what we saw before the break and wonder if Braun Strowman is next in line for a United States title shot.

    *SUPERHUMAN*

    Cesaro makes his way out to the ring for the singles match as he is joined by his manager Zelina Vega and his new ally Andrade Cien Almas who is holding his Money in the Bank briefcase. Zelina Vega herself has a microphone as she looks to address the live crowd.

    Zelina Vega: All week I have been asked why my client Andrade Cien Almas did not cash in last week. Well, I will enlighten you morons who don't understand business.

    Cheap heat as Andrade and Cesaro smirk standing behind Zelina Vega who carries on.

    Zelina Vega: We were not in the building last week. We were attending to business elsewhere. We were on a scouting mission to look for my next client.

    Zelina passes the microphone over to Cesaro who looks to speak.

    Cesaro: And thanks to my skills with five different languages we can find the right clients all over the globe.

    Zelina Vega: But trust me when I say this. Andrade will cash in his briefcase when the time is right not when you people want it!

    Boos from the live crowd as Cesaro steps into the ring with Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega staying on the outside. Cesaro cranks his neck as he gets ready to show us why Zelina wanted to be his manager.

    Match 5: Cesaro w/Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega vs Ariya Davari

    Match summary: Cesaro doesn't let Davari get a single move off just overwhelming him with an array of uppercuts and power moves. Cesaro would even finish off Ariya Davari with a particular brutal Swiss Death (Pop-up European uppercut) once again reminding everyone who may have forgot just how good he is.

    Winner via pinfall: Cesaro (2:02)

    Cesaro gets his fists and taunts the crowd with the usual shotgun arm salute. Zelina Vega and Andrade Cien Almas both celebrate in the ring which goes on for a while. The commentary team once again put over how good Cesaro is as Big Show reminds us of the Andre the Giant battle royal where Cesaro eliminated him. All 3 would then leave the ring but they stop halfway up the entrance ramp as this plays...

    *BOOYAKA 619*

    Rey Mysterio the Cruiserweight champion makes his way out to the ring getting a loud pop from the live crowd. Andrade Cien Almas does not react well and glares at Rey Mysterio leading to a showdown on the entrance ramp. Both men stare each other ready to fight but then this music hits:

    *DALE GAS*

    Humberto Carrillo sprints down the ramp making it now a two on two stare down between the group with him looking at Cesaro. Zelina, however, tells her clients to leave it. Cesaro walks off straight away but Andrade spends a little longer staring down Rey Mysterio before leaving as the commentary team reminds us of the rivalry between these two before Wrestlemania. Once both men have left and headed towards the back Humberto Carrillo carries on his entrance walking to the ring with Rey Mysterio as the commentary team tell us they will be in action against the Singh Brothers after the commercial break!

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    Match 6: Singh Brothers vs Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo

    Match summary: The Singh Brothers entrance happens during the commercial break so when we come back the match is underway. The Singh Brothers try to use teamwork to defeat the team of Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo in this match but the pair are too good for the Singh Brothers and Rey Mysterio hits Sunil Singh with a 619 as Humberto hits a rounding moonsault giving Rey and Humberto the win!

    Winners via pinfall: Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo (5:22)

    Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo celebrate in the ring having picked up the win tonight in the center of the ring. The commentary team makes sure to put over Humberto Carrillo and mention him as someone who has a bright future in WWE. Rey Mysterio being the nice guy he is, chooses to leave Humberto Carrillo in the ring, allowing the youngster to have his moment celebrating with the fans.

    Rey Mysterio starts to walk up the ramp however as he walks up the ramp he gets taken out by a FOREARM SHOT FROM ONEY LORCAN! Boos reign down as the number one contender for the Cruiserweight title starts battering Rey Mysterio on the entrance ramp. Humberto Carrillo seeing this leaves the ring and gives chase looking to get his hands on Oney Lorcan!

    However, Oney sees Humberto coming and gets out of dodge quickly as he looks to avoid retribution for his cheap attack just now. Humberto once Oney Lorcan has been chased off checks on Rey Mysterio making sure the legend is OK. Big Show on commentary says Oney was trying to send a message to Rey ahead of Summerslam but he may have just angered the legend instead. Rey meanwhile on the entrance ramp gets to his feet rubbing his head as he assures Humberto Carrillo he is OK.

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    When we return from the commercial break we cut to Rusev stood backstage as he seems to be watching something on TV. Lana walks into the room and asks Rusev what is he watching. It soon becomes clear as the camera shows us Rusev watching the Shinsuke Nakamura promo from earlier tonight.

    Rusev: I'm going to crush him!

    Lana: Rusev...

    Rusev: No Lana. He needs to pay for what he has done. I know you wanted this team to work but he needs to pay.

    Lana puts her hand on Rusev's chest stopping him as she smiles

    Lana: Rusev... I want you to crush him!

    Lana would then grab her husband and snog his face off bringing a smile to his face.

    Lana: And it will be a glorious Rusev day!

    Rusev smiles and then once again goes back to kissing his wife as we cut back to the ring as the commentary team start to hype up the main event for tonight's show as Bayley and Sasha Banks the WWE Women's tag team champions go head to head with the winner fighting Becky Lynch at Summerslam!

    *CELTIC INVASION*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as Becky Lynch walks out with a smug smile as always getting a Becky2belts chant from the live crowd with both belts on her shoulders as she looks to address the fans.

    Becky Lynch: Sorry guys I know it has been a while since the Man has come around but I have been taking care of business elsewhere. Putting another blonde in their place.

    Cheers from the crowd as Becky smirks once again.

    Becky Lynch: However now I get to find out which dope I am going to knock around at Summerslam. Bayley or Banks.

    Cheers for both names as Becky smiles.

    Becky Lynch: And I am fairly familiar with both women.

    Becky holds her hand in the air signaling four to the camera.

    Becky Lynch: And hell maybe they want to try carrying around two belts. Then again Banks has only just learned how to hold onto one belt for more than a month!

    A few oooohs from the crowd but mostly cheers for the popular Becky Lynch as she brings up Banks's rather poor record when it comes to defending the Raw Women's title in the past.

    Becky Lynch: And Bayley, well unlike Sasha I won't pretend to be your friend.

    The crowd once again starts cheering as Becky smiles.

    Becky Lynch: Oh and in case you think I forgot you. Asuka. I will be ready at Summerslam.

    Becky drops the microphone as she makes her way to the commentary desk having sent a loud statement to her two potential rivals at Summerslam and takes a seat ahead of the main event as Raw goes to a commercial break.

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    *TURN IT UP*

    Bayley makes her way out to the ring first after the commercial break with her Women's tag team title around her waist as she looks hyped up ahead of this main event. She runs down the ramp and hugs a few of the fans. Becky Lynch on commentary gives Bayley credit and reminds the people listening that Bayley is not only a Raw Women's champion but an NXT champion as well in the past, something the man was never quite able to get hold of.

    *SKY'S THE LIMIT*

    Sasha Banks makes her way out next but the Boss doesn't make her way to the ring straight away. No instead she makes her way over to the commentary desk and has a few things to stay to Becky Lynch. Becky sarcastically welcomes Banks over to the desk as Banks holds her Money in the Bank briefcase up in the air and reminds Becky she already has one title shot in the bank! Becky, however, shows no fear and just asks Banks when she is going to step up!

    Sasha, however, shakes her head and walks to the ring ready for the main event. She places her Money in the Bank briefcase in the corner of the ring by the steel steps out of view of the referee. She joins Bayley in the ring lifting her tag team title in the air getting a decent pop from the live crowd. Bayley does the same and also gets cheers from the crowd. They then pass the titles to the referee who passes both belts to the timekeeper's area as he calls for the bell and the main event begins!

    Main event: Number one contender's match for Summerslam: Bayley vs Sasha Banks

    Match summary: Both women start the match smiling at each other as Banks offers her friend a handshake. Bayley is wary as she takes a moment before agreeing to it. Surprisingly Banks doesn't cheap shot Bayley and the two women instead lock up in the center of the ring as they battle for control. Both women are quite evenly matched with numerous counters during the opening stages of the match as they both know each other so well inside the ring.

    Becky Lynch on commentary gives the pair credit saying, they are two of the best women around today and the best team in the WWE male or female. When asks who she wants to face at Summerslam she responds by saying the winner of this match as she wants to take the division to new heights so wants the best challenger possible. In the ring, Sasha Banks takes control and starts working over Bayley with a few submissions looking to get her friend ready for the Bank statement.

    Bayley however shows why she is a great babyface and valiantly fights back refusing to let Sasha Banks put her away. Sasha, as the match goes along, gets frustrated and starts to wonder how she is going to be able to put Bayley away. Banks starts holding submissions in till the count of 4 and other tactics that could be called questionable especially when fighting your best friend.

    Becky Lynch on commentary during the match comments that she isn't surprised by Sasha Banks doing whatever it takes and is surprised Bayley still trusts her. When pushed on it Becky just smirks saying Bayley has been stabbed in the back by Banks enough times before and the reason she isn't in Becky's position right now, is she didn't learn from it and still trusts people.

    The match gets to the closing stages as Sasha Banks cannot put Bayley away no matter what she tries, even hitting a backstabber and a frog splash but Bayley refuses to give up. Sasha Banks at this point is getting desperate and starts to unhook the turnbuckle pad getting boos from the crowd. The referee though sees this and starts trying to fix the turnbuckle.

    However, this was a ruse so Banks could grab the Money in the Bank briefcase! Sasha lines Bayley up who slowly stumbles to her feet. Sasha swings it but Bayley sees it coming and ducks out of the way! Bayley then quickly responds by rolling Sasha Banks up! 1 2 3! BAYLEY WINS AND IS THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE RAW WOMEN'S TITLE AT SUMMERSLAM!

    Winner via pinfall: Bayley (17:32)

    Sasha Banks kicks out just after the 3 count but it is too late as her best friend Bayley has pinned her. Becky on commentary applauds Bayley and says maybe she has seen through Sasha Banks. As Bayley is celebrating her big win, Sasha Banks sits on the mat and she looks angry. She takes a moment getting to her feet as she grabs her Money in the Bank briefcase, looking at it and then looks at Bayley.

    Bayley turns around and sees Sasha holding the briefcase and calls her tag team partner out for cheating during the match when she said she wouldn't. Sasha defends herself by saying she was following her idol's motto “I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal”. Bayley shakes her head as Sasha Banks says sorry. Bayley stands there for a moment before she hugs her tag team partner forgiving her for cheating tonight though maybe the reaction would have been different if Sasha Banks won.

    Meanwhile, as those two are talking to each other The Man Becky Lynch has made her way to the ring as she makes sure to have both of her Women's title belts on her shoulders. She gets in Bayley's face as the two women stare each other down ahead of their clash at Summerslam as Banks spins Becky around to face her! Becky smirks at Banks who lifts up her Money in the Bank briefcase as Monday Night Raw comes to an end with the Raw and Smackdown Women's champion staring down the WWE Women's tag team champions with one being the number one contender to the Raw Women's title and the other with the Money in the Bank briefcase ready for a title shot at any time as we fade to black!


    Matches announced for next week:

    Raw tag team titles match:
    The Club (c) vs Ryder and Hawkins

    Number one contender's match for the Raw tag team titles:
    Lucha Dragons vs B-Team


    Matches announced for 2 weeks:

    Women's tag team titles match:
    Boss 'n' Hug Connection (c) vs Fire and Desire



    Matches announced for 3 weeks:

    Grudge match:
    AJ Styles vs Mustafa Ali


    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada



    Universal title No Holds Barred match:
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Brock Lesnar

    WWE title triple threat match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan

    Intercontinental title match:
    Luke Harper (c) vs Buddy Murphy or Finn Balor or Ricochet

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

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    Re: WWE 2019 - No more Wildcards

    Smackdown Live:
    July 16th:
    Worchester, Massachusetts

    We get the usual video introduction to Smackdown Live before cutting to the commentary team at ringside. The commentary team hype up the show as they tell us that not only will we learn who Luke Harper faces for the Intercontinental title at Summerslam tonight but we will also see Drew McIntyre take on The Miz in the main event of tonight's show!

    *FIGHT*
    *WORLDS APART*

    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way out to the ring with a microphone in each of their hands as they do not look happy. They are getting loud cheers from the live crowd as they slide into the ring and look to address last week's attack by the War Raiders. Kevin Owens shakes his head as he looks to Sami and then turns to the crowd to address the live fans.

    Kevin Owens: Last week, why did we not see it coming.

    Sami Zayn: I know we should really be smarter than that.

    Kevin Owens: We should have known Shane McMahon might send some goons that posed an actual threat.

    Sami Zayn: But we never had the War Raiders down as hired goons.

    Kevin Owens: We had you two down as having a bit more pride. But then again you listen to Bray Wyatt and his insane ramblings so you two clearly don't have any self-respect!

    Sami Zayn: But that's fine. You see me and Kevin were talking about this last week and I don't think there is a team better than us on Smackdown Live!

    Cheers from the crowd Kevin lets out a slight smirk.

    Kevin Owens: I mean who knows their partner better than us two.

    Sami Zayn: We have been best friends and even better enemies for years.

    Kevin Owens: And I even know which part of the ring apron to drop you on!

    Sami turns to Kevin looking unimpressed as Kevin shrugs.

    Kevin Owens: But no one knows their partners’ strengths and weaknesses better then we do. Steel sharpens steel.

    Sami Zayn: And we have spent years making each other better, fighting each other for what felt like forever.

    Kevin Owens: So War Raiders, consider this a deceleration of war!

    Sami Zayn: We want a tag team title match and we want it right now!

    Cheers from the live crowd excited at the prospect of seeing two of the best teams on Smackdown Live going head to head tonight!

    Kevin Owens: You two love destruction and chaos? Well, let's fight!

    The crowd are getting super loud as they wait for the War Raiders to come out however they are about to be disappointed...

    *HERE COMES THE MONEY*

    Shane McMahon makes his way out instead of the War Raiders frustrating the crowd as they reign down boos on the Smackdown Live commissioner who looks as smug as he walks out onto the entrance ramp. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn look unimpressed by Shane McMahon's presence.

    Shane McMahon: Now guys we can't just have you two brawling all over the arena with The War Raiders. It would be bad for business.

    Boos from the crowd as Shane smirks like the condensing prick he is.

    Shane McMahon: Y'see...

    Kevin Owens: Oh look it's the puppet master.

    Shane McMahon: Now Ke...

    Kevin Owens: I'm not in the mood for talking Shane. We know you told the War Raiders to attack us.

    Sami Zayn: Yeah we actually watch this show.

    Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn drop their microphones and head up the ramp with their eyes locked on Shane McMahon ready to give him a beating.

    Shane McMahon: Now Kevin I'm going to need you to calm down if you want...

    Kevin Owens grabs Shane McMahon by the throat!

    Kevin Owens: If the War Raiders ain't coming out, you'll do!

    Shane McMahon: Now I should refuse to give you what you want due to your actions just now but I'm going to be the bigger man.

    Boos from the crowd for the smug Shane McMahon as he carries on.

    Shane McMahon: You want the chance to fight the War Raiders Kevin? That's fine because at Summerslam you'll get your chance as it will be you and Sami Zayn taking on the War Raiders for the Smackdown tag team titles!

    Cheers from the live crowd happy to see one of the best teams on Smackdown Live get a shot at the tag team titles. Meanwhile, The War Raiders lift their title belts into the air as Bray Wyatt in the background cackles like a mad man.

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    When we return from the commercial break, we see Shane McMahon walking through a hallway as he seems to be heading back to his office as he is approached by Cathy Kelly.

    Cathy Kelly: Shane, Shane can I get a quick word?

    Shane sighs looking annoyed before putting on a fake smile and turns around to face Cathy Kelly.

    Shane McMahon: Of course you can Cathy. I had a few things I had to announce anyway. You see before Kevin Owens interrupted me I was going to announce the main event for tonight's show. It will be Drew McIntyre vs The Miz!

    Cheers from the live crowd hyped to see the main event.

    Cathy Kelly: That is great to hear Shane but what do you have to say about the constant state of chaos over the last few weeks in part caused in part by the Corporation?

    Shane McMahon is no longer smiling and looks angry.

    Shane McMahon: All of the people in the Corporation do what is best for business Cathy and I would remember that if you want to keep your job.

    Cathy looks a little nervous as Shane returns to his fake insincere smile.

    Shane McMahon: And Drew McIntyre wants to make sure there is no interference in the main event tonight. So I am ruling that everyone is banned from ringside for tonight's main event.

    Shane goes to leave but Cathy is not done asking questions.

    Cathy Kelly: Shane one more question. Is there any tension within the Corporation after you accidentally cost Drew McIntyre his WWE title shot at the Great American Bash?

    Shane turns around and glares at Cathy Kelly.

    Shane McMahon: No comment.

    Shane McMahon walks off leaving Cathy Kelly stood there looking a little confused and worried as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside who discuss the main event for tonight's show.

    *NEW HEIGHTS*

    Eric Young makes his way out to a muted reaction from the live crowd with many people never really seeing him on the main roster or hearing the theme. The commentary team tells us he will be fighting Cedric Alexander next as they tell us it is a good opportunity for both men to pick up and win maybe get themselves in contention for a future Intercontinental title shot.

    *WON'T LET GO*

    Cedric Alexander makes his way out next getting a small pop from the live crowd as he runs down the entrance ramp and heads to the ring. The commentary team put him over and also remind us he is a former Cruiserweight champion and was on top of that division for a long time.

    Match 1: Cedric Alexander vs Eric Young

    Match summary: Both men look to impress and try to show what they can do so they get more time on Smackdown Live rather than Main Event. Eric Young tries to use his experience and many years of in-ring competition to keep Cedric grounded but the young high-flier is too much for him and picks up the win with the Lumbar check!

    Winner via pinfall: Cedric Alexander (5:12)

    Cedric Alexander gets to his feet happy to have picked up the win tonight over Eric Young. The commentary team put over his performance as he gets a few cheers from the live crowd. Eric Young meanwhile slides out of the ring and heads to the back.

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    When we come back from the commercial break we see Kayla Braxton stood ready for a backstage interview.

    Kayla Braxton: Would you please welcome my guest at this time, The Miz!

    The Miz walks into the shot getting cheers from the crowd as he has a smile on his face and a pair of sunglasses on as well.

    Kayla Braxton: Miz, it was announced earlier tonight you will be facing Drew McIntyre in the main event of tonight's Smackdown. How are you feeling ahead of that match?

    The Miz: After what happened at the Great American Bash, I have made a promise to myself. I will make it my mission to get my hands on not just Shane McMahon but every member of the Corporation until I get payback. And tonight I start with Drew McIntyre.

    Kayla Braxton: What do you make of Shane McMahon's statement earlier on tonight?

    The Miz: Shane really expects me to trust that stipulation? Really? Really? Really?

    The crowd starts joining in at this point with The Miz using one of his old catchphrases.

    The Miz: Shane McMahon's words are meaningless and I wouldn't be surprised if his Corporation goons will be waiting in the wings. However, if Drew McIntyre wants to fight like a man, I will meet him in the ring and start my quest to go through each member of the Corporation one by one!

    The Miz walks off as we cut to the entrance ramp which is set up and ready for a moment of Bliss!

    *SPITEFUL*

    Alexa Bliss makes her way out to the ring getting a good pop from the live crowd and she is soon followed by Ember Moon who also gets a decent reaction from the live crowd having become friends with Alexa Bliss over the last couple of months. The commentary team mention how close they came to becoming WWE Women's tag team champions last week but the Boss 'n' Hug Connection were too much for them. Alexa sits on one of the chairs as she has a coffee in hand and Ember Moon sits in the other.

    Alexa Bliss: Hello Worchester and welcome to a moment of Bliss.

    Cheap pop from the crowd as Ember Moon smiles and gets ready to speak.

    Ember Moon: Now we both know last week was disappointing.

    Alexa Bliss: We were this close to becoming WWE Women's tag team champions but we aren't done chasing those titles.

    Ember Moon: We have only just started as a team whilst the Boss 'n' Hug Connection have been doing it for years but once me and Bliss get some more practice we are coming for those titles!

    Cheers from the crowd excited at the prospect of seeing Ember Moon and Alexa Bliss taking on the Boss 'n' Hug Connection. Ember Moon then turns to Bliss looking a little confused.

    Ember Moon: However the disrespect shown by Sasha Banks. What was that about?

    Alexa Bliss: I wouldn't worry about it Ember, she is just a bitch!

    A few gasps from the crowd as Alexa just shrugs.

    Alexa Bliss: It's true. Anyway, tonight is not about the WWE Women's tag team titles. No tonight we will be interviewing a very special guest.

    Cheers from the crowd who are excited to see who Bliss and Ember will be having on the show.

    Ember Moon: And that person is the Queen Charlotte Flair!

    *RECOGNITION*

    The queen Charlotte Flair makes her way out as she gets boos from the live crowd. Charlotte is in a sour mood as she walks out onto the moment of Bliss set and doesn't look happy as she takes a seat across from the pair.

    Charlotte Flair: I mean I was expecting a bigger introduction but it fits the lack of respect I get around here.

    Boos from the crowd as Ember looks perplexed by Charlotte's comments.

    Alexa Bliss: Why do feel like you get no respect?

    Charlotte Flair: Feel like I get no respect? I don't get any respect!

    Charlotte is almost starting to shout but she realizes that she is losing her temper and gets her composure back.

    Charlotte Flair: Asuka is in my spot at Summerslam! She cheated to beat me. I still haven't got my rematch since Wrestlemania!

    The crowd carrying on booing Charlotte who is now just whining at this point but Charlotte doesn't care.

    Charlotte Flair: I didn't even get pinned at Wrestlemania.

    Ember Moon: I mean you still lost!

    Cheers from the crowd as Charlotte gets out of her seat and points at Alexa Bliss.

    Charlotte Flair: Bliss I think you need to teach your co-host some manners.

    Alexa Bliss: Why? She's right.

    Charlotte looks furious as the crowd cheer for Alexa Bliss putting Charlotte down.

    Alexa Bliss: You did lose at Wrestlemania. Heck, all you have done in big matches since Wrestlemania is lose time and time again!

    Charlotte sits there furious as Ember Moon takes over.

    Ember Moon: You lost in the Money in the Bank ladder match, you lost in the battle royal to see who faced Becky at the Bash and you lost to Asuka at the Bash!

    Charlotte: Asuka cheated to beat me!

    Alexa Bliss: And you've never bent rules? You're a goddamn Flair!

    Ember Moon: It explains why she is so entitled!

    Charlotte gets up out of her chair as she walks over to Ember Moon. Ember shows no fear and gets out of her chair as well coming face to face with the queen Charlotte Flair.

    Charlotte Flair: I am an eight-time women's champion! I am a record holder and trailblazer in this division! I have done it all! So I demand I get what I deserve.

    Loud boos from the crowd now as Bliss in the background lets out a smug smile.

    Alexa Bliss: And I'm a five-time women's champion but you don't hear me crying for a title shot! Unlike you, I will keep fighting to earn a spot at the top whilst you try to rely on past glories.

    Ember Moon: And me? I'm a former NXT champion and...

    Charlotte: Excuse me what have you done since stepping foot on Raw and Smackdown?

    Ember Moon glares at Charlotte.

    Charlotte: I mean even Bliss can't get you to a title.

    Alexa Bliss: Watch it Charlotte!

    Ember Moon: You're right. We lost last week but you don't hear us out here crying because we are not handed title shot after title shot. We don't have a famous daddy to rely on!

    Cheers from the crowd as Charlotte looks furious. Ember smiles as Charlotte takes a few seconds as she looks like she is about to respond but she instead just slaps Ember Moon in the face! Ember Moon falls to the floor as Alexa Bliss runs forward looking to get her hands on Charlotte but the queen gets the hell out of dodge and flees to the back infuriating Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon. Alexa checks on her friend Ember Moon making sure she is OK as Ember says she is fine but it is clear Ember will want to get her hands on Charlotte Flair very soon.

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    *OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE WORLD*

    Buddy Murphy makes his way out to the ring as we come back from the commercial break as the commentary team informs us that up next we will find out the number one contender for the Intercontinental title! Buddy Murphy looks angry as he slides into the ring shaking his head as the crowd boos him. The commentary team mentions all 3 men in this match have their own issues with Luke Harper and will all be desperate to have the chance to take that Intercontinental title away from him.

    *ONE AND ONLY*

    Ricochet makes his way out next getting a decent pop from the crowd as he looks fired up and he makes his way to the ring. The commentary team talk about Daniel Bryan's recent comments and that he seems to have an issue with the One and Only Ricochet. Byron, however, mentions that Ricochet has dismissed Bryan's comments and his focus is on getting an Intercontinental title shot tonight!

    *CATCH YOUR BREATH*

    And last but certainly not least the man who held the Intercontinental title before the Great American Bash Finn Balor! He poses for the crowd once again showing off his abs and getting a decent reaction from the fans. He walks to the ring looking focused on getting a rematch for his title tonight. He steps into the ring as all 3 men stare each other down. The referee then calls for the bell getting this underway!

    Match 2: Number one contender's match for Summerslam: Finn Balor vs Ricochet vs Buddy Murphy

    Match summary: This match starts off at a fast pace with all 3 men desperate to get the title shot at the biggest party of the summer! Unlike most triple threats in WWE, all 3 men stay in the ring for as much of the match as possible. It is evenly matched with all 3 men getting time to show off what they can do and in the first 10 minutes or so, no one gains an edge over the others in the ring.

    As we get towards the closing stages of the match Ricochet has gotten both men down in the ring as he climbs to the top rope getting ready for the 630 splash. However, as he is doing it we see Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan make his way out to the ring. Ricochet though seeing both these men coming hits the move anyway on Buddy Murphy! 1 2 Erick Rowan pulls Ricochet off of Buddy Murphy and out of the ring!

    Ricochet tries to fight him off and even manages to send Erick Rowan into the barricade with a hurricanrana but Bryan takes him out with a running knee to the head! However, as this is going on Finn Balor in the ring sees the pair and runs off the ropes taking both Rowan and Bryan out with a suicide dive! Finn Balor gets back to his feet and is now looking fired up as he slides back into the ring but Buddy Murphy takes his head off with a high knee!

    Buddy Murphy smirks as he makes the cover 1 2 Balor kicks out! Buddy Murphy looks annoyed but seeing Ricochet is down and out on the outside lifts Finn Balor into the air looking for Murphy's Law! Finn Balor though escapes out of it and lands on his feet as he then hits a pele kick stunning Murphy. Murphy stumbles back as Finn drags him up into the air and connects with 1916! Finn makes the cover 1 2 3 Finn Balor picks up the win!

    Winner via pinfall and number one contender for the Intercontinental title: Finn Balor (13:34)

    Finn Balor in the ring gets to his feet as we can see Ricochet on the outside just now recovering from the assault and looks annoyed he was cost his opportunity tonight. Erick Rowan and Daniel Bryan meanwhile are smirking, happy he screwed over Ricochet tonight. Ricochet seeing them two acting cocky and runs up the ramp looking to get his hands on them. Bryan and Rowan smirk as they head to the back with Ricochet angrier then we have ever seen him before.

    Back in the ring Finn Balor shakes his head, annoyed his victory tonight is slightly tainted by Bryan and Erick Rowan's interference. However, he still celebrates and looks happy to have a chance to get his Intercontinental title back when suddenly we hear a laugh coming over the PA system. Finn Balor and the camera quickly turn their attention to the titantron as we can see the Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper stood with a cold stare and a slight smile as he stares at Finn Balor stood in the ring.

    Luke Harper: I'll be seeing you soon boy, real soon.

    The titantron goes back to the usual Smackdown logo as the camera focuses on Finn Balor who is still staring towards the ramp as he looks focused on his opponent at Summerslam as he looks to get his Intercontinental title back from Luke Harper!

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    As we return from the commercial break the commentary team hype up the two new matches for the Summerslam card as we now have the Intercontinental title on the line as Luke Harper faces off against Finn Balor and The War Raiders will defend their Smackdown Live tag team titles against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn!

    *SKY'S THE LIMIT*
    *TURN IT UP*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as the Raw superstars Sasha Banks and Bayley make their way out showing off their WWE Women's tag team titles for the live crowd whilst Sasha Banks holds her Money in the Bank briefcase in the air for the live crowd soaking in the reaction from the fans. The commentary team reminds us of what happened on Monday Night Raw and now Bayley will face the Man Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's title the same night Becky faces the Empress of Tomorrow Asuka! Both members of the Boss 'n' Hug Connection stand in the ring and look to address the live crowd. Bayley looks to speak first.

    Bayley: Last night me and Sasha we did what we do best. We tore it up.

    Cheers from the fans as Bayley smiles and carries on.

    Bayley: And now not only are we the Women's tag team champions but now I have a shot at the Raw Women's title.

    Sasha Banks: And I have this baby still.

    Sasha Banks pats her Money in the Bank briefcase.

    Bayley: Meaning Sasha can go for the Smackdown Women's title. So we could both become double champions.

    Sasha Banks: Just like a certain man who thinks she is above the Boss!

    Mixed reaction leaning towards boos for Sasha's comment towards Becky2belts. Sasha, however, notices this as well and smirks.

    Sasha Banks: Listen it is just the facts because very soon the Boss will be taking this to the bank and taking...

    *CELTIC INVASION*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as The Man Becky2belts makes her way out getting the attention of the WWE Women's tag team champions who look towards the ramp with Bayley smiling whilst Sasha Banks has a scowl on her face! Becky looks as cocky as ever as she walks to the ring with a swagger in her step. She has her two title belts on her shoulders and a microphone in her hand as she approaches the ring.

    Becky Lynch: That is a lot of talk for someone whose afraid to face The Man.

    Becky steps into the ring joining both the Women's tag team champions inside the ring showing no fear herself.

    Sasha Banks: The Boss does things on her terms, not yours.

    Becky Lynch: Maybe or did you expect to beat Bayley and wanted to try to beat the champ champ twice?

    Sasha doesn't respond allowing Becky Lynch to carry on as she turns to the other tag team champion and her opponent at Summerslam Bayley!

    Becky Lynch: But then again she can't beat you when it really matters?

    Sasha Banks: You better shut your mouth, Becky!

    Becky Lynch: Or what? You finally going to man up and step to the man?

    Both Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch get in each others faces ready for a fight. Bayley, however, looks to play peacemaker.

    Bayley: There is no need for this guys.

    Sasha takes a second but walks away from Becky on Bayley's request. However, Becky stays where she is and turns to Bayley.

    Bayley: And Becky you can talk all you want but at Summerslam, I'm becoming a double champion.

    Becky Lynch: Bayley I was once like you. A kid with dreams. But until you learn who is going to stab you in the back, you're never going to be on the man's level.

    Bayley: Listen Beck...

    Sasha Banks: Becky accuse me of stabbing Bayley in the back one more time and trust me you will regret it!

    Becky Lynch: Sasha you may be the boss but no one can boss me around. And we have seen you stab Bayley in the back before when this on the line? Remember the Elimination Chamber? When she pushed you off the pod? And you think she wouldn't do that again?

    Bayley looks like she is about to respond but suddenly this music hits...

    *THE FUTURE*

    All eyes are on Asuka as she makes her way out with a microphone in hand. Asuka looks far from happy as she slides into the ring as Becky's attention turns to Asuka straight away, angering Sasha Banks and confusing Bayley in the ring. Asuka leaves both the Boss 'n' Connection alone getting into Becky Lynch's face.

    Asuka: Have you forgotten me? Have you forgotten?

    Becky Lynch: Trust me Asuka, the Man never forgets a worthy challenger! The Man has two belts to defend and two challengers worthy of her attention.

    Becky turns to face Sasha Banks.

    Becky Lynch: Just two.

    Sasha Banks looks furious as Bayley tries to calm her down but Sasha Banks shakes her head looking close to boiling point. Asuka however steps forward coming face to face with Becky Lynch.

    Asuka: Forget the rest. Only I can stop the Man. Only I will stop the man. Only I will...

    Sasha Banks spins Asuka round getting boos from the crowd!

    Sasha Banks: Your match with Becky doesn't matter because I hold this!

    Sasha Banks lifts her Money in the Bank briefcase into the air.

    Sasha Banks: This means whoever wins out of you two, the clock is ticking. Because very soon it will be BO...

    SPIN KICK TO SASHA BANKS'S HEAD! Asuka wipes out Sasha Banks leaving her laying on the mat! Bayley looks furious and tries to get her hands on Asuka but the Empress having sent her message slides out of the ring and heads to the back. Becky Lynch meanwhile is left in the ring smirking and enjoying Sasha getting put in her place tonight. Bayley however, turns around and gets in Becky Lynch's face.

    She asks Becky what she is smirking at and Becky shrugs her shoulders as she tells Bayley she isn't interested in pretenders, only real challengers to her title. Bayley says she will prove to be a real challenger and Becky surprisingly smiles showing Bayley some respect as she tells her, she is sure Bayley will surprising the hugger. On the entrance ramp however, you can see Asuka looking annoyed as she says In Japanese “you will not ignore me” as Bayley and Becky Lynch stare each other down.

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    We return from the commercial break as we can see No Way Jose's conga line partying around the ring as they have fun but the crowd literally does not care about No Way Jose or his stupid conga line. As this is happening the commentary team informs us of the match made next week for the main event of the show by the commissioner Shane McMahon. We will see the number one contender for the Smackdown Women's title Asuka go one on one with Mrs. Money in the Bank Sasha Banks.

    *SHER (LION)*

    Jinder Mahal makes his way out next getting a decent amount of boos from the live crowd. The former WWE and United States champion looks in a bad mood as he walks to the ring. He sees the conga line dancing at ringside and responds to the group by just sneering at them. Jinder Mahal would slide into the ring as he stares down No Way Jose. No Way Jose tries to get Jinder Mahal to dance with him but Jinder just blanks him wanting to get down to business.

    Match 3: Jinder Mahal vs No Way Jose

    Match summary: It is a short match with Jinder Mahal in control of most of it as you would expect from a former WWE Champion. No Way Jose gets a few hope spots but in the end, Jinder Mahal puts him away with the Khallas in under 4 minutes.

    Winner via pinfall: Jinder Mahal (3:25)

    The conga line on the outside look sad as Jinder Mahal demands the referee raises his arm into the air. The referee takes his time before doing it as the crowd boo the former WWE champion. The commentary team mentions Jinder Mahal might be picking up a bit of form after winning a couple of matches over the last two weeks on Smackdown Live. As Jinder Mahal is celebrating in the ring we quickly cut backstage as we can see Cathy Kelly stood ready for an interview.

    Cathy Kelly: A big win for Jinder Mahal tonight but right now would you please welcome my guests the Twisted Sisters.

    Nikki Cross and Isla Dawn walk into the shot. Nikki is in her usual get-up whilst Isla Dawn is in a nice long black dress as she has a slight smile on her face. Nikki meanwhile looks wild-eyed and crazy.

    Cathy Kelly: At the Great American Bash you proved your skills as a team beating the former Women's tag team champions the Iiconics. What is next for you two?

    Nikki Cross: We want shiny things. We want gold. We want silver. We want to play.

    Isla Dawn: Like my darling friend said we crave gold. We came together to win the tag team titles but the champions have their eyes elsewhere. But we have a plan in the meantime. If we go through every other team on Smackdown, well the powers that be will have no choice but to give us what we desire.

    ???: Is that so?

    The camera pans over to show the Riott Squad walking onto the scene with Ruby Riott leading the way for the group. Ruby and Sarah have a little smirk on their face acting cocky as Liv Morgan stands behind the pair.

    Ruby Riott: We are still the top team around here and if anyone should be next in line for a tag team title shot, it is us.

    Nikki Cross: Oh so now you 3 want to play? I thought you didn't want to play.

    Sarah Logan: Are you stupid girl? We don't play we riot.

    Isla Dawn: Well any time you 3 want to step up we are ready for it.

    Liv Morgan at this point pushes forward past her friends and gets in Isla Dawn's face as she now looks motivated.

    Liv Morgan: She wants to play? She can play with me next week.

    Ruby behind her mouths what did she say and Sarah Logan facepalms as well. The Twisted sisters however just smile.

    Isla Dawn: We shall see you next week then.

    Both of the Twisted sisters walk off as Liv Morgan turns to her friends as they both stare at her.

    Ruby Riott: You better not let the team down.

    Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan walk off leaving Liv Morgan stood in the interview area as she looks worried. She takes a moment and gulps knowing the pressure is on next week.

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    Big E: Oooh Worchester, Massachusetts. Don't you dare be sour. Clap your hands for your world famous five-time tag team champions and feel the power!

    *NEW DAY, NEW WAY*

    The New Day make their way out to the ring getting out a loud pop from the live crowd as the WWE champion Kofi Kingston leads the way. The commentary team once again remind us of the WWE title match at Summerslam with Kofi Kingston defending his title against not only Drew McIntyre but also Roman Reigns! Corey also makes sure to quickly mention that Liv Morgan's challenge to Nikki Cross has been made official for next week's Smackdown Live! The New Day are now stood in the ring as all 3 smile looking into the crowd.

    Kofi Kingston: Now I don't know if you people know this but we are four weeks away from the biggest party of the summer!

    Cheers from the crowd as Kofi grabs his WWE title and looks at it whilst smiling.

    Kofi Kingston: And if you told me last summer, that I would soon become WWE champion I wouldn't have believed you. I would have never thought I would get the opportunity to fight for this, let alone at Wrestlemania.

    Kofi smiles once again as the crowd keep on cheering on the humble Kofi Kingston.

    Kofi Kingston: But now is not the time to look at the past. Because at Summerslam I face my toughest challenge yet.

    Kofi turns to his boys as Xavier Woods steps forward.

    Xavier Woods: One is a former Intercontinental champion, a man Kofi has warred with before in the past. Have a look.

    We cut to the titantron as we get a quick video recap of Kofi's feud with Drew McIntyre back in 2011 over the Intercontinental title and it shows Kofi beating him to become an Intercontinental champion.

    Xavier Woods: The chosen one. Backed by the authority. And Kofi beat him. We've seen the story before.

    Kofi Kingston: Drew I know how hard you worked to get back here. But I still see the same Drew McIntyre in front of me. Just with a different McMahon watching his back! But you ain't the only person I'm facing at Summerslam. Roman Reigns.

    Mostly cheers for the mention of the Big Dawg Roman Reigns but there are one or two boos from a section of the crowd as Big E takes over.

    Big E: Now that is a big sweaty man.

    Both Xavier and Kofi give their friend a weird look.

    Big E: What he has a lot of beef!

    A few chuckles from the crowd as Kofi tries not to corpse before carrying on.

    Kofi Kingston: I'll be honest Roman. When I was watching backstage at the Bash, I was rooting for you.

    Cheers from the crowd as Kofi nods.

    Kofi Kingston: Y'see I have a lot of respect for you. Hell, we all do. And most of these fans do as well.

    Cheers from most of the crowd but once again a few boos.

    Kofi Kingston: But that's what makes me respect you, Roman. No matter what these fans say or do, you still go out there and show respect to the fans. Your positivity rivals ours. And everyone knows your struggles.

    Cheers from the crowd with no one booing now out of respect.

    Kofi Kingston: You had to fight for your career. And you never got your rematch for this. But unlike others, you didn't moan and whine about not getting a rematch.

    Big E (coughs): Charlotte Flair.

    Kofi Kingston: Or use your family connections to get a title shot.

    Big E (coughs): Charlotte Flair.

    Xavier Woods: What is your beef with Charlotte Flair?

    Big E: She has more title reigns then us and it is getting impossible to keep up!

    Kofi smiles shaking his head before carrying on.

    Kofi Kingston: You fought and you fought until you got back on top. You did it the hard way even overcoming Shane McMahon. But I'm sorry to say I have no intention of losing this title at Summerslam!

    Cheers from the crowd as Kofi Kingston lifts his WWE title in the air.

    Kofi Kingston: See all 3 of us have had to work hard to get where we are. But I have no intention my fairytale end at Summerslam. At Summerslam, I face two men who have been accused of being favored. I face two men who have had to overcome adversity. And at Summerslam, I stay your W W E CHAMPION!

    Kofi Kingston throws down the microphone as his two boys hype him up as the crowd cheer for Kofi Kingston with Bryon Saxton especially hyped up on commentary and behind Kofi Kingston. We then cut backstage as we can see Roman Reigns watching the segment on the TV. He looks focused and stoic as he stares at the TV before being approached by Kayla Braxton.

    Kayla Braxton: Roman, what do you make of Kofi's comments about you just now?

    Roman Reigns lets out a small smile.

    Roman Reigns: I have a lot of respect for Kofi. His rise to the top was truly inspirational but he is right when he says I never lost my WWE title.

    He takes a moment to get serious.

    Roman Reigns: I had to spend months fighting just to survive but I always knew I would come back. Do you know what drove me the most? The reaction I'll get when I take back my WWE title. Kofi you have been a great champion but this is my yard. And I'm taking back my title. Believe dat!

    Roman Reigns walks off all business having sent a message to our WWE champion.

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    *LUCHA LUCHA*

    We return from the commercial break as we hear the theme music for the team which picked up the win on the Great American Bash when they went head to head with the Gentlemen. In the ring, we can see Epico and Primo stood ready for a match. The commentary team put over this match as being important and could decide who is next in line for a tag team title shot after Summerslam. Gran Metalik steps into the ring for Lucha House Party whilst Primo steps into the ring for his team.

    Match 4: Lucha House Party vs Epico and Primo

    Match summary: A short but fast match with both teams impressing the live crowd who did not care about either before the bell. However, as the match goes along it becomes clear that Lucha House Party are a much better team and Lince Dorado picks up the win for his team as he hits Primo with the Golden Rewind (handspring stunner) and picks up the win!

    Winners via pinfall: Lucha House Party (5:57)

    Gran Metalik makes his way into the ring and celebrates with his friend and tag team partner Lince Dorado. Both men do the LuchaLucha Lucha celebration the delight of the live crowd as we can see The Revival watching backstage. Both men have an angry look on their faces clearly not impressed with Lucha House Party's lack of fists and focus on flips. We then cut to the Corporation's locker room as we can see Drew McIntyre working out and getting ready for the main event which is about to begin. He gets to his feet as Shane McMahon walks over to him.

    Shane McMahon: I know what you told me earlier on tonight but if you wanted I could bend the...

    Drew McIntyre: No.

    Shane looks shocked by how blunt Drew McIntyre is.

    Drew McIntyre: Tonight I prove a point and I do it alone.

    Drew McIntyre goes to walk out of the door but turns back and gets right in Shane McMahon's face.

    Drew McIntyre: I don't want anyone costing me the match again!

    Drew stares at Shane McMahon before storming off. He barges past Baron Corbin and Elias making his way to the ring for the main event as the camera focuses on Shane McMahon who does not look happy.

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    *GALLANTRY*

    We return from the commercial break Drew McIntyre marches down the ramp and makes his way into the ring looking in a foul mood. The commentary team mentions what we saw just before the commercial break and wonder if Drew has forgiven Shane McMahon for costing him the match against Roman Reigns at the Great American Bash. Drew though marches around the ring ready for this to get underway clearly ready for a fight tonight.

    *I CAME TO PLAY*

    The Miz makes his way to the ring next in his usual long coat and sunglasses but he doesn't waste any time taking it off and slides into the ring ready for a fight tonight. The commentary discusses what The Miz said earlier on tonight about wanting to get his hands on each member of the Corporation and is starting with Drew McIntyre tonight! The referee meanwhile calls for the bell getting this match underway.

    Main event: Drew McIntyre vs The Miz

    Match summary: Drew immediately tries to overpower The Miz early on but The Miz is smart enough to know he can't beat the Scottish psychopath when it comes to power and instead looks to slowly chip away at the Drew and wear him down. Drew gets a little annoyed by The Miz playing keep away and slowly working over him, which allows The Miz to take advantage.

    Throughout the match, we get clips of The New Day watching the match but also Roman Reigns as both of Drew McIntyre's opponents at Summerslam have their eyes glued to the screen and are doing their homework tonight. Back in the ring The Miz's plan is working until Drew powers out of a headlock and takes control tossing The Miz around the ring like a rag doll.

    The Miz, however, shows a lot of heart and manages to gut through the pain, refusing to go down easily. The Miz even looks like he might pull off a shock as he connects with the world-famous It kicks after having a brief flurry and takes Drew McIntyre down to the mat. The Miz would then stalk Drew McIntyre from behind as he looks for the skull-crushing finale!

    However, Drew McIntyre overpowers The Miz sending him backwards into the ropes and takes his head off with a big boot! Drew McIntyre takes a moment as he sells the damage The Miz has done before dragging him off the mat and hits him with the futureshock DDT! Drew though doesn't make the cover. No instead he makes his way to the corner of the ring as he shouts “Are you watching? 1 2 3!” Drew charges at The Miz and takes his head off with a claymore! 1 2 3

    Winner via pinfall: Drew McIntyre (12:45)

    Drew McIntyre gets to his feet in the ring looking angry and focused just like he always does after a match. Backstage we can see Big E and Xavier Woods in the background jokingly making notes whilst Roman Reigns is just stood there watching what happened. Back in the ring, Drew McIntyre gets his arm raised into the air as the commentary team wonder if this is what we will see at Summerslam. The show then comes to an end as Drew McIntyre celebrates in the ring with Kofi Kingston and Roman Reigns then shown on a spilt screen watching as we fade to black.



    Matches announced for next week:

    Main event:
    Asuka vs Sasha Banks

    Singles match
    Liv Morgan vs Nikki Cross


    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada



    Universal title No Holds Barred match:
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Brock Lesnar

    WWE title triple threat match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan

    Intercontinental title match:
    Luke Harper (c) vs Finn Balor

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

    Smackdown tag team titles match:
    The War Raiders (c) vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

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    Boss 'n' Hug Connection appear on NXT!:

    On this week's NXT the Boss 'n' Hug Connection appeared and defended their tag team titles against the MMA Horsewomen. It should also be noted they interrupted a promo by Shayna Bazsler leading the Queen of Spades to comment she hasn't forgotten what one of the “fake horsewomen” did to her best friend. Whether this leads to an angle on Raw is yet to be seen but expect the WWE Women's tag team titles to be defended on NXT and NTX UK in the near future.


    NXT UK superstar Fabian Aichner out with an injury!

    NXT UK superstar Fabian Aichner picked up an injury on one of the recent NXT UK tapings ruling him out for an undisclosed time period. This is a slight blow to the new Imperium stable dominating the brand but plans are to still carry on with them as a unit lead by WALTER.


    Miz TV segment between Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre announced for Smackdown Live

    On Twitter during the week it has been announced that starting Smackdown Live we will see a special Miz Tv segment between the 3 men competing for the WWE title at Summerslam: Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre. What will happen on the most must-see TV show in sports-entertainment history?


    Reason for Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon partnership:


    Over the last few months we have seen Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon teaming up to take on the Riott Squad and it now seems like this tag team is going to carry on teaming together. The reason for this backstage is to benefit both superstars. Alexa Bliss has suffered a lot of injures recently and they want to protect her whilst using the popular superstar in a prominent role. Ember Moon meanwhile is someone they see with amazing in-ring skills but really lacks character and mic skills. They feel by making them a team, Alexa might be able to help Ember Moon improve on the mic.

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    Monday Night Raw:
    July 22nd:
    Tampa, Florida

    Monday Night Raw starts off with the usual video package to get the show underway before we cut to the ring. As we can see Big Show waving to the live crowd getting a decent pop from the fans due to being in his hometown. He takes a seat on the commentary desk next to Michael Cole as both men welcome us to the show and remind us we are 3 weeks away from the biggest party of the summer! Michael Cole hypes up the main event where we will hear from the man, the myth, the legend himself Goldberg 3 weeks away from his match with Matt Riddle!

    *WEIGHTLESS*

    However, we are starting the show off hot as Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins make their way out to the ring followed by JeyUso who is hyping his boys up and he has a microphone in his hand. Curt Hawkins noticeably has a smile on his face and dare I say looks confident as he walks to the ring with his tag team partner Zack Ryder.

    Jey Uso: Tonight we have an escapee from their own mental penitentiary! My boy Curt Hawkins he has been locked up in his own mind! He was locked up with self-doubt! But now my Uce has broken free.

    Curt Hawkins takes the microphone.

    Curt Hawkins: And it is time for the Club... to face the facts as we will become three-time tag team champions!

    Curt passes the microphone to Zack Ryder.

    Zack Ryder: WOO WOO YOU KNOW IT!

    Zack Ryder tosses the microphone over his shoulder as the pair get a decent reaction from the live crowd as JeyUso keeps hyping them up as they wait for the Raw tag team champions to make their way out to the ring.

    *OMEN IN THE SKY*

    Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows make their way out with the Raw tag team titles on their shoulders as they stand at the top of the ramp. Luke Gallows has some face paint on (to match his new Japan look and more recent look on Monday Night Raw). Both men wait for a few seconds as their leader AJ Styles joins them at the top of the entrance ramp. All 3 men start to walk to the ring as Ryder, Hawkins and Jey Uso stare at The Club.

    The Good Brothers climb inside the ring as they come face to face with Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins. On the outside of the ring, we can see AJ Styles insist on the Raw tag team titles be passed to him, saying these belong to the Club! Jey Uso on the outside confronts him as the pair trade a few barbs on the outside of the ring but no fists are thrown. Back in the ring, Curt Hawkins starts for his team whilst Karl Anderson starts for The Club!

    Match 1: Raw tag team titles: The Club (c) w/AJ Styles vs Ryder and Hawkins w/Jey Uso

    Match summary: Karl Anderson can be heard laughing and joking to his tag team partner mocking Curt Hawkins. Karl Anderson turns around to face his opponent and gets a dropkick to the face for his troubles! Curt Hawkins from there starts off like a house on fire and batters Karl Anderson, stunning all 3 members of The Club. Curt Hawkins's flurry at the start of the match forces Karl Anderson to retreat to his corner and tag in Luke Gallows to the delight of the crowd.

    Luke Gallows jumps into the ring and the match is a bit more evenly matched but once again Curt Hawkins more then holds his own. The match is fairly evenly matched from there and carries on for a little while. It takes a change of pace however as The Good Brothers manage to isolate Zack Ryder and start working him over in the corner of the ring. The pair makes sure to cut off any attempts at a save and really lay into the ultimate broski.

    Zack Ryder, however, does his best to survive and eventually makes a fightback as he takes down Karl Anderson with a jumping neckbreaker countering a powerbomb attempt! Zack Ryder would claw and claw and claw before making it to his corner as he brings Curt Hawkins into the match with the hot tag! Curt Hawkins gets a loud pop from the crowd and wipes out both members of the Club to the delight of the crowd. On the outside of the ring, you can see AJ Styles does not look happy and thinks about getting involved but JeyUso confronts him and stops him from getting involved.

    Back in the ring Luke Gallows is down as Curt Hawkins climbs to the top rope as he takes a moment before hitting the HEATING SEEKING ELBOW! 1 AJ tries to slide in but Jey Uso grabs his leg! 2 Karl Anderson breaks the cover! Curt Hawkins was moments away from winning the match for his team tonight! Curt Hawkins gets back to his feet as he starts to fight Karl Anderson off and even gets him in position for the LAUGH RIOT but Gallows clubs him in the back, stopping him in his track!

    Both men start to double team Curt Hawkins and lay into him as they lift Curt into the air looking for the MAGIC KILLER! However, Zack Ryder appears on the top rope and takes out Karl Anderson with a missile dropkick! Zack Ryder gets to his feet still struggling due to the damage done earlier on in the match. However, he sees Luke Gallows charging at him and stuns him with the ROUGH RYDER! Zack shouts over to his partner Curt Hawkins as he makes the cover 1 2 Gallows kicks out!

    Curt looks disappointed before shouting something to Zack Ryder. Zack though has an idea. Both men make their way to opposite corners of the ring taking a moment to steady themselves. Both men then fly off the top rope and go for DUAL ELBOW DROPS... but Karl Anderson moves out of the way just in time causing Ryder to crash and burn. Curt Hawkins however, hits Luke Gallows and makes the cover 1 2 ANDERSON POWERBOMBS ZACK RYDER ONTO HAWKINS BREAKING THE COVER!

    Anderson takes a moment breathing a sigh of relief that he was able to save the match. He then runs off the ropes and wipes out Zack Ryder with a shotgun dropkick! Zack falls out of the ring as on the outside of the ring AJ Styles has taken control of his fight with Jey Uso. Back in the ring, both members of The Club lay a few punches in on Curt Hawkins. Both men then drag him up off the mat and connect with the Magic Killer! Luke Gallows makes the cover 1 2 3 The Club retain their Raw tag team titles!

    Winners via pinfall and still Raw tag team champions: The Club (15:43)

    Luke Gallows gets to his feet as he takes a deep breath. Karl Anderson also takes one as both men too sweet each other in the ring, relived they got through tonight still the Raw tag team champions. On the outside, AJ Styles grabs hold of the tag team titles and slides into the ring giving them to his boys allowing them to celebrate with their belts. Both men lift the belts into the air getting loud boos from the crowd.

    Jey Uso meanwhile slides into the ring to check on his two friends which gets the attention of AJ Styles. AJ turns to his boys and instructs them to attack Ryder, Hawkins and Jey Uso which they do! The boos from the crowd get louder as all 3 members of The Club carry on the beating, angry they came so close to losing their tag team titles tonight. This goes on for a while until...

    *GO HARD*

    Mustafa Ali sprints down the entrance ramp with a steel chair in his hand and wastes no time sliding into the ring and attacking Luke Gallows with the chair. He then hits Karl Anderson in the gut sending him to the mat. Mustafa Ali then turns to face AJ Styles but AJ rolls out of the ring and starts to head towards the back getting heat from the live crowd due to his cowardice! Mustafa Ali stands in the ring with the steel chair in hand as he dares AJ to come back and face him like a man!

    However, on the outside, AJ Styles waves him off as The Club make a hasty retreat and head backstage, with AJ wanting no part of Mustafa Ali tonight. Back in the ring Jey Uso, Curt Hawkins, and Zack Ryder are starting to get to their feet. Ryder and Hawkins look pretty tired as Jey and Ali look to make sure they are okay. Both men are as the pair then hold their arms in the air getting a good pop from the live crowd, giving the pair respect for their performance tonight.

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    When we return from the commercial break, we see all four men walking through a backstage hallway with Ryder and Hawkins walking a little slower behind Mustafa Ali and JeyUso. Jey gets Ali to stop for a moment as the pair turn around to face Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder.

    Jey Uso: Listen I know how much it must suck coming up short tonight but listen Uce...

    Curt Hawkins: Jey it's OK.

    Jey looks a little confused as Curt Hawkins lets out a slight smile.

    Curt Hawkins: I mean look how close we came to winning. We were this close Zack!

    Zack smiles as well though he is still tired.

    Zack Ryder: You're right bro!

    Both men touch fists as Curt Hawkins looks to carry on speaking.

    Curt Hawkins: I know we lost tonight but we will get another chance and we will keep on fighting. Last week proved anything can happen. I mean I beat AJ freaking Styles!

    Mustafa Ali smiles at this point as Hawkins turns to him.

    Curt Hawkins: And whilst the fact remains I won due to your help, I still beat AJ Styles! And I have my confidence back! Come on guys lets go get a few brewskis.

    Jey Uso: Now you're talking my language Uce!

    Zack Ryder: Ali you coming bro?

    Mustafa Ali: I mean I don't drink but you'll need someone to drive.

    Jey turns to Mustafa Ali looking confused.

    Jey Uso: Wait what does that mean?

    All 4 men let out a smile as they head off and look to find a nearby bar as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside. They talk about what a great match we have just seen and wonder what else we are going to see tonight.

    *BOOYAKA 619*

    Rey Mysterio makes his way out with the Cruiserweight title around his waist. He looks serious but makes sure to touch heads with a few of the kids in the front row before sliding into the ring. Big Show reminds us what happened last week with Oney Lorcan attacking Rey Mysterio from behind after a tag match against the Singh brothers! Rey Mysterio is now stood in the ring as he takes a moment before speaking.

    Rey Mysterio: Oney, I would say I was surprised but I have been around for a long time and you're not the first person to try to get my attention with a cheap shot. And you won't be the last.

    Rey unhooks his Cruiserweight title and lifts it into the air.

    Rey Mysterio: When you're a champion, you have a target on your back. But you don't just have a problem with me holding this, do you Oney?

    Rey takes a moment as he places the Cruiserweight title onto his shoulder.

    Rey Mysterio: No you think that everyone in the Cruiserweight division is too soft. And you think they learned that from my legacy. Well, you're mistaken.

    Cheers from the crowd as Rey Mysterio carries on speaking.

    Rey Mysterio: Just because I show respect to my opponents in this ring, doesn't make me soft. I have been wrestling nearly as long as you've been alive Oney and if you think I got to where I did in my career by being soft, you're mistaken.

    Rey is starting to get fired up as he takes his Cruiserweight title belt from his shoulder and lifts it into the air.

    Rey Mysterio: When you get to my age, your body starts to break down. But you need to keep on fighting and Oney I have seen people like you throughout the years and I have beaten every one of them. So if you think Summerslam is going to be easy, I've already won.

    Rey looks to carry on when this hits...

    *COMBATIVE*

    Oney Lorcan walks out onto the entrance ramp getting boos from the live crowd. He looks to be in an angry mood as Rey Mysterio turns his attention to his opponent at Summerslam.

    Oney Lorcan: Rey, I tried to do things the nice way for years in NXT and it got me nowhere. Being a good sport and nice to people doesn't get you gold. It gets you stepped on.

    Boos from the crowd as Oney Lorcan looks to carry on.

    Oney Lorcan: Rey you may be a legend but I'm not going to play nice just because you have been around for years. Soon that title will belong to me.

    Boos from the crowd as Rey smiles.

    Rey Mysterio: Oney if you think attacking me from behind is going to make it easier to win the title, you have another thing coming.

    Oney Lorcan: I don't care if it is easy or hard I'm taking that title!

    Rey Mysterio: Well how about you come fight me in this ring right now instead of waiting for me to have my back turned!

    Cheers from the crowd but Oney Lorcan just shakes his head.

    Oney Lorcan: Sorry Rey you may be a legend but I will choose the terms we fight on, not you. I will see you at Summerslam.

    Boos from the crowd as Oney stone-faced as always drops the microphone and heads to back leaving Rey Mysterio in the ring frustrated that he was unable to get his hands on Oney Lorcan tonight.

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    *STRAWBERRY MOON*

    Akira Tozawa makes his way out to the ring after the commercial break getting a small pop from the crowd. He seems to be psyching himself up as he walks to the ring. Michael Cole on commentary reminds us of the comments Noam Dar made a few weeks ago and tonight is Akira's chance to gain a measure of revenge on the cocky young Scotsman.

    *WEEKEND ROCKSTAR*

    Noam Dar makes his way out and has a cocky ass smirk on his face. He walks down the ramp slowly chewing his gum and taunting the fans on his way to the ring. Akira Tozawa in the ring does not look impressed by Dar's cocky antics as he shakes his head. Noam Dar steps into the ring ready for the match as the referee calls for the bell getting this match underway.

    Match 2: Akira Tozawa vs Noam Dar

    Match summary: Noam Dar offers Akira a handshake. Akira takes a moment before agreeing to it. Dar smirks and uses it to cheap shot Akira Tozawa! Boos from the crowd as Noam Dar just smirks and goes to work on Akira, targeting his right leg as he not only looks to take away his kicking ability but sets Akira up for the champagne supernova kneebar! Akira as the match goes on starts to struggle due to the damage done to his right leg and in the end, Noam Dar takes Akira down to the mat after Akira's right leg gives way during a kicking frenzy. Dar smiles and takes advantage locking in the champagne supernova kneebar! Akira tries to escapes the lethal hold but in the end, he is forced to tap out giving Noam Dar the win!

    Winner via submission: Noam Dar (8:50)

    Noam Dar keeps the hold locked in for a few extra seconds after the match before letting go as he smirks like a cocky little shit. He gets to his feet soaking in the boos from the crowd as Akira Tozawa on the mat grabs his right leg clearly in a lot of pain after the kneebar. Noam Dar, however, doesn't care and heads out of the ring as he mocks the fans as the commentary team wonders what is next for the Scottish Supernova!

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    When we return from the commercial break we can see Renee Young is stood backstage ready for an interview.

    Renee Young: Tonight in the main event of Monday Night Raw, we will hear from the legendary Goldberg ahead of his match at Summerslam! But right now, would you please welcome my guest at this time and his opponent at Summerslam Matt Riddle!

    The camera pans over as it shows the always happy Matt Riddle with a massive smile on his face as he is wearing flip flops and a bright yellow jacket with a baseball cap on his head.

    Matt Riddle: Hey Renee.

    Renee Young: Hello Matt. Last week you dared Goldberg to come to Raw and repeat what he has said about you two weeks ago. Are you happy he took you up on your word?

    Matt's smile grows even bigger.

    Matt Riddle: Renee look at me. I always find a way to be happy.

    Matt lets out a little chuckle.

    Matt Riddle: But yes Renee I'm very happy Goldberg is here. And I have a special message just for him. Renee, do you mind?

    Matt Riddle gestures for the microphone.

    Renee Young: Um yeah sure.

    Renee Young passes Matt the microphone as he smiles and offers her a brofist. Renee takes a moment before accepting the fist bump looking a little confused. Matt Riddle smiles at Renee who leaves. Matt Riddle faces the camera and all of a sudden the smiles are gone.

    Matt Riddle: Goldberg so you do listen to what I have to say. Only took you a few years. Maybe after I beat you, you'll stop trying to wrestle as well. And since I know you're listening bro, I figured I'd tell you that I'll see you later!

    Matt Riddle drops the microphone onto the floor as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside. Michael Cole and Big Show talk about what we have just seen and speculate what could happen when Goldberg comes face to face with the ultimate bro. We then cut to a backstage area as we can see the Street Profits are stood by one of the many drink stands that you would see in any arena as they seem to be filling their red cups. Both men make sure to leave a massive tip for the person on the tills as they smile and turn to face the camera.

    Montez Ford: Angelo are you ready?

    Angelo Dawkins: Oh Montez I'm more than ready!

    Both men clink their red cups together as they get ready to down their drinks as the Singh Brothers barge past them causing both of the Street Profits to spill their drinks on the floor. Both of the Singh brothers turn around as Sunil pulls down his sunglasses.

    Sunil Singh: Watch where you're going.

    Angelo Dawkins: What where we're going? You're the ones who barged into us.

    Samir Singh: Excuse me we are stars?

    Montez Ford, however, responds to this by pulling his best are you serious face.

    Montez Ford: You're a star? What movies have you been in?

    Sunil Singh: Well we have been in many of the latest movies?

    Angelo Dawkins: OK what ones?

    Samir Singh: Excuse me.

    Montez Ford: My boy said what movies have you been in?

    Sunil Singh: Listen if you are not cultured enough to have seen the latest Bollywood hits then...

    The Street Profits have already stopped listening to the Singh Brothers as they talk to each other instead.

    Angelo Dawkins: Yeah they don't even seem like stars.

    Montez Ford: Nah they just don't seem to be what's the word...

    Sunil Singh: Hey

    Montez Ford ignores Sunil Singh.

    Montez Ford: It's on the tip of my tongue man.

    Samir Sunil: Excuse me, will you show us the respect we deserve.

    Montez Ford: I got it man, I got it.

    Sunil and Samir at the point grab Montez Ford and spin him around.

    Sunil Singh: I think...

    Montez Ford: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!

    Sunil and Samir step back a little shocked as Angelo can't help but smirk at his friend's antics.

    Montez Ford: You two just ain't electrifying. We don't care about your movies we just want the smoke?

    Both the Singh brothers look annoyed and get ready for a fight as Angelo steps forward. The Singh Brothers suddenly change their mind.

    Samir Singh: Actually we have a film première we have to attend so we will have to do this another time.

    Angelo Dawkins: Well how about we do this next week?

    Sunil Singh: You're on and we will show you two clowns what real stars look like!

    Both the Singh Brothers walk off in a huff as the Street Profits smile with Montez Ford playfully slapping Angelo's chest.

    Montez Ford: Hey Angelo, who were they again?

    Angelo laughs as the pair go back to the bar to buy some more drinks and go back to having fun.

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    When we return from the commercial break, we can see Renee Young is stood in the ring with a microphone.

    Renee Young: Hello Tampa. Now some of you might be wondering why I'm in the ring. Well I'm here for an exclusive interview via satellite with the Universal Champion Seth Rollins!

    Loud cheers from the crowd. The camera then focuses in on the titantron as we can see Seth Rollins appear on the screen. He is wearing one of his burn it down t-shirts but you can see the medical tape poking through the shirt as he looks very angry and serious as he stares at the camera.

    Renee Young: Thanks for agreeing to this interview Seth.

    Seth Rollins: I'm just glad to be able to appear on Raw in some form after I was forced to miss last week's episode.

    Seth is clearly annoyed that he was unable to make it to last week's Raw and is stuck at home this week.

    Renee Young: Two weeks ago, Brock Lesnar returned and ruined your Universal title match with Aleister Black. Now we know Aleister Black suffered a broken arm due to Brock Lesnar's Kimura. What injuries did you suffer in his attack?

    Seth takes a moment to sigh.

    Seth Rollins: I mean I'm a big believer in not discussing my injuries before a big match but when I have a visible target on my back, there's no point hiding them.

    Seth gets to his feet and slowly takes his shirt off. He noticeably winces and struggles to take it off as we can see all the tapes and bruises on his body after the attack last week. He then sits back down clearly still in pain the whole time.

    Seth Rollins: And this only shows a tiny amount of the pain I'm in. I'm also struggling to walk after what Brock did to me last week. The doctors have told me that I will not be 100% at Summerslam. They have advised me to vacate my title.

    Boos from the crowd at the thought of Seth Rollins vacating the title. Seth meanwhile looks at his title downtrodden and sickened by the thought of vacating his belt.

    Renee Young: Does this mean you won't be at Summerslam?

    Seth Rollins: No. No matter what state I'm in, I will make it to Summerslam. Even if I'm not 100% I refuse to give up this title without a fight.

    Renee Young: Do you think it is wise to agree to a match with a monster like Brock Lesnar when you're not 100% especially in an anything goes environment?

    Seth Rollins smiles.

    Seth Rollins: Maybe I'm being stupid but I don't care. Brock is going to have to take this title from my cold dead heads!

    Loud cheers from the crowd with Seth getting fired up.

    Seth Rollins: However a no holds barred match gives me the advantage.

    Renee Young in the ring looks a little confused as Seth puts his hand up as he looks to explain.

    Seth Rollins: Brock has only ever needed one way to win a match. I mean look at him, look at his background, look at his time in UFC. All he has ever needed was his fists and his unbridled power. Me, however? I have had to use my brain to get out of so many situations and trust me, at Summerslam you will see why they used to call me the architect!

    Renee Young: But don't you think Brock has also been planning for this match? We heard Paul Heyman say last week Brock has been waiting to get revenge on his terms and they were the ones who initially requested this stipulation.

    Seth Rollins: Paul Heyman's words are worthless He is a salesman and you can't trust him. Whatever plans he has at Summerslam, I will make sure I walk out as Universal champion or die trying!

    Seth gets to his feet and storms off as quickly as he can, due to the limp he is currently suffering from. We then cut to the commentary team as Michael Cole and Big Show talk about what we have just seen. We then cut to a hallway as we can see the Lucha Dragons are walking to the ring. Michael Cole tells us after the commercial break we will find out the next number one contender for the Raw tag team titles and tells us not to go anywhere!

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    *GO,GO,GO*

    We return from the commercial break as the B-team make their way out getting some cheers from the crowd as Bo Dallas is in his home town. As they are walking to the ring Michael Cole tells us the Singh Brothers vs The Street Profits has been made official for next week's show! Big Show talks about competition within the tag team division increasing as the teams try to get themselves in a position to earn a title shot against the Club.

    *ANCIENT SPIRIT*

    The Lucha Dragons make their way out next getting a decent amount of cheers from the live crowd as they run down the ramp and jump over the ropes into the ring. Michael Cole on commentary reminds us that the Lucha Dragons have been on a great run of form and have been picking up numerous wins over the last few months and putting themselves in line for a title shot. In the ring, Bo Dallas starts for his team whilst Sin Cara starts for the Lucha Dragons.

    Match 3: Number one contender's match for the Raw tag team titles: Lucha Dragons vs B-Team

    Match summary: Bo Dallas seems to be extra fired up tonight performing in front of his home town crowd and they give the Lucha Dragons a couple of close scares as the match goes on. However the fast pace of the Lucha Dragons allows them to stay in control of the match and as we get to the closing stages of this match, Curtis Axel and Kalisto are the legal men in this match. Sin Cara makes sure to take care of Bo Dallas on the outside as he wipes him out with a suicide dive! In the ring, Curtis Axel goes for the perfect-plex but Kalisto escapes! Kalisto then grabs hold of Curtis Axel and hits him with the Salida Del Sol! Kalisto makes the cover 1 2 3 The Lucha Dragons pick up the win!

    Winners via pinfall and number one contender's for the Raw tag team titles: Lucha Dragons (8:51)

    Cheers from the live crowd as the popular luchadors were able to pick up the win tonight. The Lucha Dragons celebrate in the ring very happy they have earned a shot at the Raw tag team titles. Meanwhile, the B-Team head up the ramp clearly disappointed with coming up short tonight. Michael Cole then hypes up the future match between the Club and the Lucha Dragons with both teams on a strong run of form over the last few months.

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    When we return from the commercial break we cut to a locker room as we can see both Chad Gable and Kurt Angle are sat down on a pair of chairs as they can be seen watching a TV. Both men have a pint of milk in their hands as the camera changes angle and shows they are watching matches from Gable's past. The match on the screen is American Alpha winning the Smackdown tag team titles.

    Chad Gable: Kurt shouldn't we be focusing on my losses? I mean that is where I made the most mistakes.

    Kurt shakes his head.

    Kurt Angle: Even in victory you can make mistakes. It is important to learn from each match you take part in. It is what I told my son Jason before he had to retire.

    Chad nods as the pair go back to watching the match as Gable gets out a notepad and starts making notes on it. We then cut to Paul Heyman who is stood in front of a black background. He is dressed in his usual suit but is without the man he is an advocate for: Brock Lesnar.

    Paul Heyman: Seth Rollins, I heard what you had to say earlier tonight and I had you down as a smart man. Well, I did until tonight. Now Brock has respect for no one but me I've always respected your abilities and your brains Seth. I mean you have been a master tactician in the past.

    We see a clip cut in showing Seth Rollins turning on the SHIELD, threatening to end Edge's life and lastly him pulling off the heist of the century at Wrestlemania 31.

    Paul Heyman: But you want to try to fight the unstoppable beast incinerate BROOOCCCCCKKK LESNARRRRR! You're not even going to be at full strength. Are you trying to commit career suicide?

    Paul gets serious as he gets closer to the camera.

    Paul Heyman: Look what Brock Lesnar did to someone he had no problem with. He broke Aleister Black's arm because he was in the way of eviscerating you! And you want to fight him when you're not even 100%?

    Paul Heyman smiles.

    Paul Heyman: A smart man would vacate his title and go into hiding, Seth Rollins you're a brave but stupid man for fighting Brock Lesnar at Summerslam. You have all the skill in the world and at any other point in history, you might become a year-long champion but this is Brock's time to rule and at Summerslam Brock Lesnar takes back his Universal title.

    Paul Heyman goes to walk off but stops and turns to face the camera one more time.

    Paul Heyman: And that ain't a prediction, that's a spoiler.

    Paul Heyman walks off having sent his message loud and clear.

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    *WIN IT ALL*

    Tony Nese makes his way out getting a few cheers from the crowd as the former Cruiserweight champion shows off his abs to the live crowd and poses for the girls in the crowd who obviously enjoy the show they are getting. He makes his way into the ring as he looks to get a win tonight after a rough patch ever since losing his Cruiserweight title.

    *FOR THE BETTER*

    Drew Gulak makes his way out next as he looks in a serious mood as he walks to the ring ahead of another encounter with his former friend and ally Tony Nese. Commentary mention these two men are very familiar with each other and a win tonight might get them back into the Cruiserweight title picture or even in line for a shot at the United States title.

    Match 4: Drew Gulak vs Tony Nese

    Match summary: With both men being great in-ring wrestlers this is a fantastic match between the two men with lots of technical counters. Both men know each other's offense inside out. However, Drew Gulak is an expert in picking apart people and exploiting the holes in their game and takes control of the match thanks to his assault on the legs of Tony Nese. Nese tries to survive and put away Gulak but the damage is too much. Gulak locks him in the Trailblazer (Figure 7 ankle lock/ Indian deathlock combination) which forces Tony Nese to tap out!

    Winner via submission: Drew Gulak (10:06)

    Drew Gulak gets to his feet as Tony Nese grabs his ankle which is in a good amount of pain whilst Drew stares into the camera having picked up an important win tonight. The commentary team put over the performance of Drew Gulak tonight and remind us how close he came to beating Rey Mysterio for the Cruiserweight title.

    We then cut to the arena's car park as we see a limousine pull up. The camera focuses on the door which opens up and it pans up to show Goldberg has arrived! He looks angry as he stands there for a moment before he starting marching into the arena looking all business as the commentary team once again hype up tonight's main event. The camera quickly changes back to the ring as we can see a table being set up in the ring as Michael Cole tells us after the commercial break we will see Becky Lynch and Bayley sign the contract for their Raw Women's title match at Summerslam!

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    *STARS IN THE NIGHT*

    The commissioner for Monday Night Raw Paige makes her way to the ring getting cheers from the crowd as she is in her signature leather jacket. Michael Cole reminds us how we got to this match with Bayley picking up the win in her match with Sasha Banks in last week's main event as the Women's tag team champions went head to head. Paige is now stood in the ring as she waits for the crowd to die down a little before speaking.

    Paige: Now I could be like the commissioner on Smackdown Live and try to make this show about myself. However, this show is about the superstars and that's we are about to sign the contract and make the Raw Women's title match at Summerslam official!

    Cheers from the crowd hyped up for the big Summerslam title match.

    Paige: So let's bring them out. Here first of all a former NXT women's champion, a former Raw Women's champion and currently one-half of the Women's tag team champions for the second time Bayley!

    *TURN IT UP*

    Loud cheers from the fans as Bayley walks to the ring as he holds her WWE Women's title in the air proudly. Sasha Banks after a little while follows after her best friend as she has her WWE Women's tag team title around her waist and her Money in the Bank briefcase in her right hand. Both women join Paige inside the ring as Bayley takes a seat on one side of the table with Sasha Banks stood behind her.

    Paige: And she is not only the Smackdown Women's champion but also the Raw Women's champion, the winner of the main event of Wrestlemania 35 and also known as Becky2belts...

    A becky2belts chant starts up stopping Paige for a moment as she holds her microphone in the air and allowing the fans to chant for the champion. Sasha Banks watching this is clearly angry but doesn't say anything just stewing in the background with rage.

    Paige: The Man Becky Lynch!

    *CELTIC INVASION*

    And if you thought the cheers when Bayley came out were loud, it is nothing compared to the reaction Becky Lynch gets as she walks out onto the entrance ramp. She is clearly feeling herself as she once again has both her title belts on her shoulders as she has her eyes on Bayley in the ring. Both of the tag team champions are looking at Becky Lynch as she smirks. She climbs over the top rope and takes a seat opposite Bayley making sure to put her feet on the table making herself comfortable. Paige looks a little unimpressed but looks to get the contract signing underway.

    Paige: OK now you're both here we can get this contract signing and the match made official. Let's start with the challenger Bayley.

    Bayley grabs the contract and signs it before pushing it towards the Man who is smiling.

    Paige: And Becky.

    Becky takes a moment before she grabs the pen signing the contract making the match official. Paige looks happy and looks to address the fans.

    Paige: OK so now the match is official...

    Becky Lynch: Whoa, whoa Paige. Just because the Man has signed the contract doesn't mean her business is done.

    Paige looks slightly annoyed she was interrupted but lets it pass as Becky Lynch's attention turns to Bayley.

    Becky Lynch: Bayley, you've always been someone the Man has had respect for and I don't have respect for many people. Like your best friend Sasha.

    Sasha in the background tells Becky she better watch her mouth. Becky, however, seems unfazed and has her attention on Bayley.

    Becky Lynch: But until she steps up, she doesn't matter. No Bayley my focus is on you and Asuka.

    Sasha stews in the background annoyed as Bayley looks to respond.

    Bayley: Listen it is good to hear you respect me Becky as I respect you too.

    Cheers from the crowd.

    Bayley: But, you really need to stop making comments about my best friend.

    Becky smirks at that line but Bayley is being serious.

    Bayley: I mean it, Becky.

    Becky Lynch: Bayley, trust me there is one thing I will never do and that is shut my mouth. See I used to be just like you. Naive and thinking the best of everyone. But do you know what happened time and time again? As soon as I turned around I found a knife in my back!

    Becky is clearly getting serious now.

    Becky Lynch: And until you learn the lessons I did, it will keep happening to you too. I mean Sasha behind you is already starting to sharpen her knife!

    Bayley: Sasha is my best friend and would never do anything to betray me.

    Sasha at this point has asked a stagehand for a microphone as she looks to add her two cents.

    Sasha Banks: Becky do you want to know why so many people stabbed you in the back? Everyone after a while realized how unlike-able you are.

    Boos from the crowd as Sasha Banks turns to the fans looking annoyed.

    Sasha Banks: You fans may love her but you have never had to spend any time with her. And just because people stabbed you in the back doesn't mean I will betray Bayley. She is my best friend and I would never do anything to hurt her.

    Becky Lynch: Is that so? How come you tried to cheat to get another shot at the man last week?

    Sasha Banks: Hey if you ain't cheating you ain't trying!

    Becky Lynch: But you lied to her when you said you wouldn't cheat. Why should we believe you now? Why should we believe you haven't done anything to hurt her in the past?

    Bayley looks confused as she looks at both women clearly confused.

    Becky Lynch: I'm starting to think Fire and Desire had nothing to do with the attack at Money in the Bank.

    Sasha Banks: Don't you dare.

    Becky Lynch: Oh the Man dares. I think it was you!

    Mixed reaction from the crowd but it is mostly cheers for Becky Lynch. Bayley, however, steps in between the two and gets in Becky's face.

    Bayley: Becky I know you have your issues with Sasha but she would never do that to me. Now I don't know if you’re trying to wind me up and get in my head but I'm telling you to stop.

    Becky Lynch: Bayley I'm just saying what I believe to be the truth. I mean who gained the most from you being out of that Money in the Bank ladder match. Who ended up taking your place and winning?

    Bayley is taking a moment to think about what Becky is saying as Sasha Banks has heard enough and gets right in Becky Lynch's face. Paige the Raw commissioner has clearly seen enough and tries to get things back under control.

    Paige: Becky, Sasha that's enough!

    Both women stare each other down as Becky Lynch and goes to leave. However, she stops just before the ropes and turns around as she can't help but get one more dig in.

    Becky Lynch: I mean we all know Sasha could never beat Bayley when it mattered.

    Massive oooohs from the crowd as Becky Lynch looks to leave as Sasha pushes Bayley to the mat and smashes Becky Lynch in the head with the Money in the Bank briefcase getting massive boos from the live crowd! Sasha lines Becky Lynch up as she stumbles to her feet and smashes her in the head with it again. Paige at this point comes over and asks what the hell Sasha Banks is doing! Sasha takes a moment as she thinks through her actions as she looks Paige in the eyes and picks up a microphone.

    Sasha Banks: You know what? Paige gets a referee out here.

    Cheers from the live crowd as they know what this could mean!

    Sasha Banks: Because the Boss is...

    Bayley snatches the briefcase away from Sasha Banks! Sasha turns to Bayley as she looks angry and confused.

    Sasha Banks: What are you doing?

    Bayley: I'm not letting you cash in like this. This is not right.

    Sasha Banks: I'm taking what should belong to me! Now let me...

    As she says that Sasha sees Becky Lynch starting to come to and snatches the briefcase from Bayley and storms off out of the ring heading up the entrance ramp. Bayley looks a little hurt but gives chase to her tag team partner and best friend. Meanwhile, in the ring, Becky Lynch is back on her feet and now looks furious. She turns to the Raw general manager and tells her Sasha Banks is going to pay for what she did just now. Paige tries to calm Becky down but the Man storms off up the ramp.

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    We return from the commercial break as we can see Sasha Banks storming through a hallway with her Money in the Bank briefcase in her hands looking slightly dented. She, however, doesn't get far as Bayley catches up to her.

    Bayley: Sasha, Sasha.

    Sasha Banks though looks to keep walking and ignores her best friend angering Bayley causing her to spin Sasha Banks around.

    Bayley: Sasha what's wrong with you?

    Sasha Banks: Becky was running her mouth and I saw an opportunity. I'm sorry you're too soft to do what it takes to win!

    Bayley: Too soft? Maybe I should start listening to Becky.

    Sasha Banks: Do you really think I attacked you? Are you actually letting her get in your head? She is trying to drive us apart as she knows we are weaker apart. Bayley look at me. I promise it wasn't me who attacked you at Money in the Bank.

    Bayley looks Sasha directly in the eyes as she says this but suddenly the pair are jumped from behind by Fire and Desire! Both members of Fire and Desire lay into the Boss 'n' Hug Connection as they leave them laying on the concrete floor backstage. Both women look happy with their handiwork as they take the WWE Women's tag team title belts from the prone pair and admire them. As they are doing this Paige the Raw commissioner appears and looks like she is about to lose her shit.

    Paige: What are you doing? I told you two that if you attacked them I would cancel your tag team titles match next week.

    Mandy, however, lets out a smirk.

    Mandy Rose: You told us to stay away from the contract signing but I don't see any contract signing taking place out here.

    Paige looks furious that the pair found a loophole as Mandy Rose walks off. However, Sonya Deville stops in front of Paige.

    Sonya Deville: And this will be the scene next week when we take their tag team titles!

    Sonya Deville walks off leaving the Raw commissioner stood there furious as we cut back to the ring as we can see Viktor from the Ascension is stood in the ring ready for a match with Konnor psyching him up. However, he looks a little worried ahead of a rare singles match on Raw.

    *BRAUN/ I AM STRONGER*

    And we now know why. Braun Strowman makes his way out getting cheers from the live crowd as he marches to the ring. The commentary team reminds us of what happened last week when Braun Strowman returned and wonder what would happen if the monster among men faced off against Samoa Joe for the United States title!

    Match 5: Braun Strowman vs Viktor w/Konnor

    Match summary: Braun Strowman runs through Viktor with ease. Konnor on the outside thinks about trying to get involved as he watches at ringside but wisely chooses not to as Braun finishes Viktor with a chokeslam, pinning him with his foot.

    Winner via pinfall: Braun Strowman (0:59)

    Braun moves his foot from the chest of Viktor as Konnor timidly grabs his partner's leg and drags him out of the ring as the pair flee to the back. Braun meanwhile lets them leave as he celebrates in the ring as the commentary team once again put over how dominant his win tonight was and how quickly he destroyed Viktor. However, the cheers quickly turn to boos as the United States champion charges down the entrance ramp and attacks Braun Strowman from behind!

    Braun falls to his knees as Samoa Joe looks to grab him from behind and lock in the Coquina clutch! Braun starts to fade in the lethal chokehold as Joe looks to take the air out of his lungs. However, Braun stuns Joe as he wrenches his arms away from him and escapes the hold! Braun then starts hitting Joe with several elbows rocking the United States champion! Samoa Joe is on wobbly legs and for the first time in a long time looks vulnerable!

    Braun charges at Samoa Joe hitting him with a shoulder block which makes Joe wobble. Braun though isn't done as he charges off the ropes and wipes him out with a second one taking Samoa Joe off his feet! Braun though isn't done as he lifts Samoa Joe up into the air as he gets him into position for the running powerslam! However, Joe is just about fresh enough to slide out of Braun's arms and rolls under the ropes, making sure to grab his United States title as he starts to retreat up the ramp.

    Braun Strowman in the ring meanwhile dares Samoa Joe to come back and fight him! However, Samoa Joe stares at Braun angrily as he clutches his title as he heads up the ramp, having been shown up two weeks in a row by the Monster Among Men! Braun looks annoyed that Samoa Joe has retreated to the back but goes back to posing in the ring getting cheers from the crowd.

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    When we return from the commercial break, Samoa Joe is storming through the back and in a rage tips over a table as he is clearly not happy at being shown up two weeks in a row. As he storming through the back he stops in his tracks. The camera pans over to see why and we see the Raw commissioner Paige is stood there.

    Paige: Do you have to destroy my backstage area, Joe?

    Samoa Joe: Braun needs to pay. He has shown me up twice now! I want him at Summerslam!

    Samoa Joe intensely looks at Paige who is a little intimidated by how close to her face Joe is.

    Paige: You want Braun Strowman at Summerslam? That's fine. At Summerslam, you will be defending your United States title against the Monster Among Men Braun Strowman!

    Loud cheers from the live crowd who are hyped up to see the two heavyweights collide at Summerslam. Samoa Joe however just scowls.

    Samoa Joe: Good because at Summerslam I will show Braun what a true monster looks like.

    Samoa Joe then storms off having got what he wanted out of the Raw commissioner whilst Paige looks to head back to her office having had a stressful night so far. We then cut to Charly Caruso who is stood ready for an interview.

    Charly Caruso: Would you please welcome my guests at this time Zelina Vega, Andrade Cien Almas and Cesaro.

    All 3 walk into the shot as Andrade and Cesaro are wearing super expensive suits and look like they are about to go for a fancy meal. Zelina Vega is also in a nice dress as she holds Andrade's Money in the Bank briefcase.

    Charly Caruso: Now earlier tonight we heard from both members of the Universal title match ahead of Summerslam. With that Money in the Bank briefcase, will Andrade be watching that match closely?

    Zelina Vega smirks.

    Zelina Vega: Of course he will Charly. Hell, we are watching not just Seth Rollins closely but the whole roster closely. You see I'm still looking for more clients who want to make it to the top.

    Charly Caruso: Is that why Andrade hasn't been in action for the last few weeks?

    Zelina Vega: Andrade is a star. He is someone who only needs to wrestle when it matters. Why would he waste his talents when he can save them for when he needs to wrestle? He is smarter than people like Rey Mysterio.

    Andrade Cien Almas: That perra!

    Zelina Vega: Exactly Andrade. Rey can fight all comers but Andrade is smarter than that. Andrade will only fight when there is money to be made.

    Zelina Vega and Andrade Cien Almas start to walk off confusing Charly.

    Charly Caruso: Sorry Zelina, Andrade I had more questions.

    Cesaro steps forward looking to speak.

    Cesaro: That's enough questions for tonight. Now if you will excuse us we have an exclusive dinner party to attend.

    Cesaro also walks off leaving Charly stood there shaking her head.

    Ad break

    When we return from the commercial break Heath Slater is stood in the ring as he is doing a little bit of air guitar which gets a few cheers from the live crowd. Heath is clearly having fun in the ring as he awaits his opponent tonight.

    *SHADOWS OF A SETTING SUN*

    Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out getting boos from the live crowd as he recently turned on the popular Rusev. He looks to be in a serious mood as he walks to the ring and doesn't look impressed with the goofy antics of Heath Slater in the ring. Once inside he just stares at Heath Slater as the referee calls for this match to get underway!

    Match 6: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Heath Slater

    Match summary: Shinsuke does not take Heath Slater seriously at the start of the match and it backfires early on as Heath catches him by surprise and shows Shinsuke why he is a 4-time tag team champion! Shinsuke even has to roll to the outside of the ring and take a moment to regroup, angering the king of strong style. Once he is back in the ring Shinsuke is done playing around and batters Heath Slater with a flurry of hard kicks and strikes. He lines up Heath Slater and hits him with the Kinshasa! Heath Slater is out cold as Shinsuke makes the cover and picks up the win!

    Winner via pinfall: Shinsuke Nakamura (5:04)

    Shinsuke gets to his feet after picking up the win tonight. Heath Slater meanwhile is still down and out in the ring. Shinsuke stands over him posing but he isn't done as he grabs hold of Heath Slater's arm and looks to lock in a cross armbreaker! The referee tries to tell him to stop but Shinsuke refuses to relent as he looks to break the arm of Heath Slater! This goes on for a while until...

    *ROAR OF THE LION*

    Rusev storms down the ramp like a charging lion as he looks to get his hands on his former tag team partner. Rusev is just too slow and is unable to get his hands on Shinsuke as the King of strong style sees him coming and lets go of the hold, fleeing as fast as he can. Rusev in the ring looks furious and noticeably doesn't bother checking on Heath Slater as he is only there to get his hands on Shinsuke Nakamura. We then cut to the backstage area as we can see Humberto Carrillo in jeans and a shirt stood in front of a wall backstage.

    Humberto Carrillo: Oney, who do you think you are? Rey Mysterio is a legend of this division and you attack him like that? Do you have no respect? No honor? You're a coward who attacks people from behind to get ahead. Well next week when we meet in the ring, I'm going to teach you some respect and show you what happens when you disrespect one of my heroes!

    Humberto Carrillo walks off fired up having announced a match for the Cruiserweight division next week. We then cut to a hallway as we zoom in on a door that says “GOLDBERG” as the commentary team tells us after the commercial break we will hear from the legendary Goldberg ahead of his return match at Summerslam and advises the viewers at home to not go anywhere!

    Ad break

    When we return from the commercial break, just before we get to our main event we cut to what looks like a police room. The screen is black and white as Tyler Breeze stands in the office staring at a chalkboard looking at numerous pictures with lines all over the place. We then hear the door open as Deputy Dango walks into the room!

    Tyler Breeze: Deputy Dango. Where have you been?

    Fandango: I have been deep undercover for what was our final case.

    Tyler Breeze looks confused.

    Tyler Breeze: Final case?

    Fandango: That's right. I think it's time we hang up our badges Breeze. We had a good run but there are other fashion criminals who need to be fought outside of the law. We need to use other methods.

    Tyler Breeze: What like a superhero?

    Fandango looks disgusted.

    Fandango: No Breeze. Skintight leather is never in fashion.

    Tyler Breeze: You're right Dango. But how do we stop EC3 and Drake Maverick without the help of the law?

    Fandango: Look at the files Breeze. They have so much money they can bribe any law official. The corruption runs to the top. To stop them the fashion police must end and Breezedango must return.

    Tyler Breeze: If that's what we need to do, that's what we need to do. But let's have one last dance.

    Fandango: Whoa whoa. Dancing is my thing.

    Fandango starts to dance as he leaves the room as Breeze stares at him and mutters to himself.

    Tyler Breeze: I can dance too.

    Tyler Breeze copies the dance moves of Fandango as he leaves the room. We then cut back to the commentary team who are laughing as they wonder what that means for EC3 and Drake Maverick now Breezedango have returned. We then cut to a locker room backstage as we see a security guard knock on the door.

    Security guard: It's time.

    The security guard moves out of the way as Goldberg opens the door wearing a leather jacket. He looks angry and intense as always, as he starts his long march to the ring as the anticipation builds within the arena.

    *INVASION*

    A loud pop from the live crowd as Goldberg marches out and his pyro goes off as the legendary Goldberg marches to the ring. The commentary team put over the legendary career Goldberg has had, bringing up the streak as well as reminding us of his feud with Brock Lesnar a few years ago. The commentary team even hype up the possibility of Goldberg beating Matt Riddle and being next in line for a shot at the Universal title. Goldberg takes his time getting to the ring and even when he is the ring, he takes a few moments soaking in the atmosphere from the crowd.

    Goldberg: I have to say it feels good to be back.

    Cheap pop but a loud one. Goldberg looks to carry on.

    Goldberg: You see, there is some punk kid who can't keep my name out of his mouth. And...

    *HEY BRO*

    A mixed reaction from the crowd as Matt Riddle interrupts Goldberg before he can really get started with a cocky smirk on his face. He walks down the ramp in his usual attire as Goldberg looks furious Matt Riddle interrupted him. Matt Riddle climbs into the ring with a microphone of his own as he looks to speak.

    Matt Riddle: Hey bro.

    Goldberg: I'm not your bro!

    Matt Riddle puts his arms up defensively mocking Goldberg.

    Matt Riddle: Wow bro you need to relax. I mean that much anger can't be healthy at your age.

    Goldberg gives Matt Riddle a death glare as Matt smirks happy he is getting under the legend’s skin.

    Matt Riddle: See I came out here as I promised as I wanted to hear what you had to say about me face to face.

    Matt Riddle once again smiles as Goldberg stands there furious but looks to respond.

    Goldberg: Kid I know the game you're playing. You think you're the first young superstar who has tried to make a name at my expense. I have seen superstars try it time and time again. And each time I destroy them. I hit a spear and a jackhammer. Then they disappear having learned I'm not someone you can make a name off of!

    Mixed reaction from the crowd with some favoring the cocky Matt Riddle whilst others favor the legend Goldberg. Matt however smiles.

    Matt Riddle: Bro am I meant to be scared? Do you know where I've come from?

    Goldberg: I don't pay attention to the minor leagues like NXT.

    Massive boos from the crowd for that line as Goldberg insults the popular NXT brand. Matt Riddle shakes his head.

    Matt Riddle: You're right I made a name for myself in NXT but that's not where I started. No, I started in UFC and I was kicked out because I was too much for the UFC to handle.

    Matt Riddle smiles as he gets in Goldberg's face as the two men stare each other down.

    Matt Riddle: So I came to WWE and trust me, I don't plan on shutting up. Y'see Goldberg when I look at you, all I see is hype. I've fought powerhouses like you in UFC and I beat them. Look at my record in UFC, look at my record in NXT and at Summerslam I'll do it again.

    Cheers from the crowd now more on Matt Riddle's side after the comments about NXT from Goldberg.

    Goldberg: There is only one way Summerslam is going to go. Look what happened to all the legends who made the mistake of stepping in the ring with me. Brock Lesnar.

    Mixed reaction though mostly boos for Brock.

    Goldberg: Hulk Hogan

    Cheers from the crowd with a couple of boos due to Hogan's racist comments in the past.

    Goldberg: Triple H

    Cheers from the crowd for the king of kings.

    Goldberg: The Rock

    Loud cheers from the crowd.

    Goldberg: Bret Hart.

    Cheers for Bret Hart but the mention of his name clearly makes Matt Riddle angry and Goldberg notices.

    Goldberg: And look what happened when he stepped in the ring with me. However this time it won't be an accident. Cause you're next.

    Goldberg charges at Matt Riddle and goes for a SPEAR... BUT RIDDLE SEES IT COMING AND CATCHES THE LEGEND WITH A KNEE TO THE HEAD STOPPING HIM IN HIS TRACKS! Goldberg is a little stunned as Matt Riddle starts laying into the legend with several closed fists. However, Goldberg being the man-mountain he is, starts to fight back as both men brawl on the mat.

    As this is going on we can see the Raw commissioner Paige make her way out as she signals for a swarm of security guards to come out and stop the pair from brawling with each other! Almost twenty security guards come out as they try to drag the pair away from each other but they have a lot of trouble doing so as both Matt Riddle and Goldberg start trying to fight them off so they can get their hands on each other!

    The security guards are dropping like flies as Goldberg and Matt Riddle start to destroy them as they try to get their hands on each other tonight. Paige quickly realizes that the security guards aren't going to be enough to stop them. We suddenly see a bunch of the lower card wrestlers and a few members of the performance center run out as they help grab hold of Matt Riddle and Goldberg.

    Thanks to the performance center recruits and the lower card wrestlers both Riddle and Goldberg are subdued though both men are still trying to escape and get their hands on each other. Riddle tells Goldberg to “bring it bro” which makes Goldberg even angrier as he looks to destroy Riddle. Michael Cole however on commentary tells us that they will try to get this situation under control as the final image of this weeks Monday Night Raw is Goldberg and Matt Riddle being held apart as we fade to black.


    Matches announced for next week:

    Women's tag team titles match:
    Boss 'n' Hug Connection (c) vs Fire and Desire

    Singles match:
    Humberto Carrillo vs Oney Lorcan

    Tag team match:
    The Street Profits vs The Singh Brothers



    Matches announced for 2 weeks:

    Grudge match:
    AJ Styles vs Mustafa Ali



    Matchcard for Summerslam:
    August 11th
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada



    Universal title No Holds Barred match:
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Brock Lesnar

    WWE title triple threat match:
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre

    Raw Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Bayley

    Smackdown Women's title match:
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Asuka

    Cruiserweight title match:
    Rey Mysterio (c) vs Oney Lorcan

    Intercontinental title match:
    Luke Harper (c) vs Finn Balor

    United States title match:
    Samoa Joe (c) vs Braun Strowman

    Smackdown tag team titles match:
    The War Raiders (c) vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

    Past vs Future:
    Goldberg vs Matt Riddle

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    Re: WWE 2019 - No more Wildcards

    Smackdown Live:
    July 23rd:
    Miami, Florida

    *I CAME TO PLAY*

    Smackdown Live starts off with The Miz making his way to the ring getting a decent pop from the fans. The Miz is in a nice suit as he walks to the ring wearing his sunglasses as we can see the Miz TV set in the ring. Byron Saxton and Corey Graves on commentary welcomes us to the show and reminds us that we will be starting the show off with an edition of Miz TV as we will hear from the 3 men in the WWE title match at Summerslam! Now Miz is in the ring as he waits for the crowd to die down.

    The Miz: Hello and welcome to the most must-see talk show in WWE history Miz TV!

    Cheers from the crowd as The Miz takes a seat on one of the chairs.

    The Miz: Now we are three weeks away from the biggest party of the summer and tonight I will sit down with the three men competing for the WWE Title in the main event! And trust me I know about main eventing.

    Cheers from the crowd as The Miz references the time he main evented Wrestlemania against John Cena.

    The Miz: But tonight is not about me. No tonight is about these three men in the Summerslam main event. Solet's bring them out here starting with the Sinister Scotsman and member of the Corporation Drew McIntyre!

    *GALLANTRY*

    Drew McIntyre makes his way out with a serious scowl on his face as he marches down to the ring. The commentary team reminds us of last week's main event where these two men faced off with each other. Drew once in the ring glares at The Miz who refuses to back down. Drew then takes a seat on one of the chairs.

    The Miz: Up next it is a man who I have had many fights with over the last couple of years but someone who has earned my respect. He has main evented numerous Wrestlemanias and beat Drew at Wrestlemania 35.

    Drew McIntyre: You better watch your mouth Miz if you want this show to carry on.

    The Miz ignores Drew and carries on.

    The Miz: Would you please welcome Roman Reigns!

    *THE TRUTH REIGNS*

    Roman Reigns marches to the ring getting a loud pop from the crowd. He has his eyes on Drew McIntyre as he walks to the ring, especially after their long-term rivalry. Once inside the ring Reigns immediately comes face to face with Drew as both men get ready for a fight! The Miz has to step in between the pair trying to stop them from fighting before all of his guests can even make it to the ring.

    The Miz: Reigns, Drew can you please take a seat.

    Both men stare at each other but Reigns breaks first and takes a seat. Drew eventually follows but still stares a hole through Roman Reigns, clearly not over what happened at the Great American Bash. The Miz, however, looks to get his show back on track.

    The Miz: And last but not least, the current WWE Champion and member of the New Day Kofi Kingston!

    *NEW DAY, NEW WAY*

    Kofi Kingston makes his way out as he lifts his WWE title proudly into the air. Both Drew and Reigns in the ring look at the WWE title as they clearly have their eyes on the main prize. Kofi joins everyone in the ring as he takes a seat in between his two opponents at Summerslam. The Miz then takes a seat as he looks to start asking all 3 men questions.

    The Miz: Now you're all out here my first question goes to the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. Kofi how do you feel knowing that at Summerslam you will be defending your title against two of the top superstars on Smackdown Live and could lose your title without being pinned at Summerslam?

    Kofi Kingston: I should be mad but it is what it is. When I won this title I promised to be a fighting champion and take on all comers. If that means taking on both Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns at the same time, I will just have to beat them both.

    The Miz nods.

    The Miz: And what do you think of the way Drew was inserted into the match?

    Drew looks angry at that comment but lets it go.

    Kofi Kingston: I'll be honest I ain't a fan. Yes, Roman did cheat to win but without Shane McMahon throwing those brass knuckles into the ring, we would have got a fair result and Drew only has Shane to blame for losing.

    Both Reigns and Drew look annoyed with that answer but it is Drew who responds first.

    Drew McIntyre: You think I had anything to do with Shane sticking his nose in? I don't need anyone to get involved in my matches. I can get the job done myself.

    Roman Reigns: Could have fooled me.

    Drew McIntyre: What did you say?

    Roman Reigns: You heard me. For someone who talks about doing things by himself, you don't half spend a lot of time in groups.

    Drew McIntyre remains pretty silent as Roman carries on.

    Roman Reigns: Yeah I used those brass knuckles because if I didn't, you would have!

    The Miz: OK my next question goes to Roman Reigns. How does it feel knowing you have the chance to get back to the top after you were forced to vacate your Universal title?

    Roman Reigns: It feels great Miz. Unlike others on this brand, I haven't moaned and whined. No, I just worked hard until I got what I deserved and soon I will show everyone why this is my yard.

    Cheers from the crowd as Roman has a smug look on his face. Kofi nods whilst Drew shakes his head.

    The Miz: And Drew I have a question for you. Will the Corporation be at ringside or will you be out