WWE ThunderDome (Amway Center)
Announcers: Michael Cole (Smackdown), Corey Graves (Smackdown), Byron Saxton (Raw), Tom Phillips (Raw), Samoa Joe (Raw)
Ring Announcers: Greg Hamilton (Smackdown), Mike Rome (Raw)
During the kickoff show, Charly Caruso informed us that Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Nikki Cross are not medically cleared to compete tonight. Therefore, their respective matches won't take place tonight. Bayley is still in the building and will address her match. Asuka vs. Zelina Vega is now moved to the main card and the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship match will be on the kickoff show.
The panel talks about Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso. Booker is the only one pulling for Jey Uso.
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura who are already drinking champagne. Cesaro says they are like Jordan and Pippen or Hobbs and Shaw haha.
Angel Garza and Andrade are interviewed about their match with the Street Profits.
Highlights of the build up for the WWE Intercontinental Championship ladder match. Sami Zayn interrupts the panel and claims he is the champion and not Jeff Hardy.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match (Kickoff Show)
Lucha House Party vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (champs)
Cesaro takes control early but Dorado takes him down with a head scissor take down. Kalisto tags in and the LHP double teams Cesaro. Kalisto picks up the pace and gets Cesaro in a sleeper. Kalisto hits a rana from the second rope. Lince Dorado tags in and hits a missile drop kick from the second rope. Nakamura tags in and goes on the offensive. Nakamura kicks Dorado off the top turnbuckle and he falls to the floor. Nakamura and Cesaro isolate Dorado in the corner. Cesaro comes back in. Cesaro gets a near fall. Nakamura tags back in as they continue isolating Dorado. Quick tags by the champs. Nakamura stomps Dorado in a corner now. Knee strike by Nakamura for a near fall. Cesaro tags back in. He grounds Dorado. Dorado counters and hits a sunset bomb for a near fall. Cesaro goes right back on the attack with a big kick. Nakamura puts Dorado on the top turnbuckle but misses a running knee. DORADO HITS A CROSSY BODY FROM THE TOP!! Nakamura tags Cesaro and Cesaro knocks Kalisto off the apron. The champs isolate Dorado in the corner. Great double team by the champs but they only get a near fall. Nakamura pounds Dorado with knees. Near fall for Nakamura. Cesaro comes back in but Dorado avoids a strike and tags Kalisto!! Kalisto quickens the pace and hits a tornado DDT!! 1...2...Nakamura makes the save. Dorado hits a back stabber on Nakamura. Cesaro gets kicked off the apron by Kalisto. DORADO SUICIDE DIVES TO THE OUTSIDE HELPING KALISTIO TORNADO DDT CESARO!! Back in the ring, both members of LHP hits moonsaults!! 1...2...NO!! Nakamura pulls Dorado off the apron and SUPLEXES HIM OVER THE BARRICADE!! Kalisto hits a rana and gets a near fall. Kalisto tries Salida del Sol but Nakamura makes a tag to Cesaro. CESARO SWINGS KALISTO RIGHT INTO A KNEE BY NAKAMURA!! 1...2...3!! IT'S OVER AND THE CHAMPS RETAIN!! I'm sorry but I just didn't buy LHP as having a legit chance to win this. The right team won here as LHP have been having problems and Cesaro always looks like a beast.
W: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura via pin @ 10:45 (**1/4)
Highlights of the Drew McIntyre/ Randy Orton feud.
The WWE Intercontinental Championship match will kickoff the main card!
The opening video package is narrated by John Cena.
Triple Threat Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn vs. Jeff Hardy (champ)
The winner must retrieve both championships. Sami talks trash to both guys to start. Hardy beats on both guys in the corner. All Hardy in the early going. Hardy puts the first ladder in the ring but Styles baseball slides it into him before diving to the outside to take out Hardy. Styles tries to put a ladder in the ring but Zayn does a springboard moonsault onto Styles. Zayn hits Hardy with a ladder outside before hitting Styles as well. In the ring, Zayn tries to setup a ladder but Hardy stops him. Hardy back drops Zayn onto the ladder!! Hardy sets up a ladder upside down. Styles drives Hardy into a corner. HARDY DIVES AT STYLES BUT STYLES MOVES AND HARDY CRASHES INTO THE UPSIDE DOWN LADDER RIBS FIRST!! Styles pounds on Zayn and sends him into a ladder in the corner. Styles goes to the outside and brings a new ladder in the ring. Styles sets up a giant ladder in the ring and climbs. Zayn stops him but Styles takes out Zayn with a pele kick! Styles and Hardy both climb the giant ladder. Styles knocks Hardy off!! Hardy stops Styles from getting the gold and pulls him down. Inverted atomic drop and double leg drop by Hardy on Styles. Basement drop kick by Hardy! Zayn is back in and throws Hardy out of the ring. Zayn climbs but Styles stops him. ZAYN HITS AN EXPLODER SUPLEX ON STYLES ONTO A LADDER IN THE CORNER!! Hardy stops Zayn from climbing and throws Zayn to the outside. Zayn pulls Hardy out as well and sends Hardy into the barricade. Styles and Zayn battle on the outside. Styles runs and jumps off the steps but Hardy moves so Styles hits the barricade. HARDY HITS POETRY OF MOTION ON STYLES BY LEAPING OFF THE STEPS!! ZAYN HITS HARDY WITH A HELLUVA KICK OUTSIDE!!! Back in the ring, Zayn starts climbing but STYLES LAUNCHES A LADDER AT ZAYN THAT KNOCKS HIM OFF!! DAMN WHAT A THROW! Styles sets up a ladder to climb as Hardy falls into the ring. Hardy and Styles both climb. HARDY TIPS THE LADDER AND THEY BOTH CRASH AND BURN!! Zayn starts climbing now but Hardy stops him. STYLES GOES FOR A PHENOMENAL FOREARM BUT HARDY PUSHES THE LADDER INTO HIM!! Zayn avoids the collision again. HARDY HITS TWIST OF FATE ON ZAYN!!! All men are down. Hardy begins climbing. He's within arm's reach. ZAYN TILTS THE LADDER AND HARDY SLIDES DOWN THE OTHER SIDE!! ZAYN DUMPS THE LADDER OUT OF THE RING WITH HARDY ON IT! HOLY SHIT!! Styles and Zayn fight outside. Zayn sends Styles into the ring post. Zayn sets up a ladder bridge across the announce table. Styles bounces Zayn face first off the table. STYLES BACK FLIPS OFF THE ANNOUNCE TABLE AND REVERSE DDTS ZAYN!! Styles sets up the bridge again and pounds on Zayn! HARDY THROWS A LADDER OFF STYLES' FACE!! HARDY SETS UP A GIANT LADDER OUTSIDE WITH ZAYN ON THE BRIDGE!! HARDY SWANTONS ZAYN THROUGH THE LADDER TO THE FLOOR!!! HOLY SHIT!! Hardy hits Styles with a ladder. Styles returns the favor. Styles sets up a ladder in the ring. Styles starts to climb but Hardy pushes the ladder over. "This is Awesome" chants. Zayn is back to his feet! He sends Hardy into the barricade. ZAYN PULLS TWO SETS OF HANDCUFFS OUT OF HIS RING JACKET!! Zayn hits Hardy with a ladder on the outside. ZAYN PUTS A HANDCUFF THROUGH HARDY'S EAR GAUGE AND HANDCUFFS HIM TO A LADDER!! DAMN!! In the ring, Zayn sets up a ladder and tries to handcuff Styles but Styles fights back! ZAYN HANDCUFFED STYLES TO HIMSELF!! Styles realizes it and pounds on Zayn. Styles tries to climb with Zayn attached to him. HARDY DRAGS THE LADDER THAT"S HANDCUFF TO HIS EAR LOBE TO THE RING. STYLES CLIMBS WITH ZAYN ON HIS SHOULDERS. ZAYN HAS A KEY!! Zayn is unhooking himself while Styles is fighting with Hardy! STYLES IS NOW HANDCUFFED TO THE LADDER!! STYLES CAN'T GO ANY FURTHER!! ZAYN CLIMBS THE OTHER SIDE AND RETRIEVES BOTH BELTS TO WIN!! Wow! This was great! Lots of action here and some innovative stuff we have never seen which is tough to do these days with how many ladder matches we've seen. Props to Hardy for taking the handcuffed ear lobe spot. In the end, Sami outsmarts them in an amazing ladder match. I feel bad for whoever follows this.
W: Sami Zayn via retrieval of both championships @ 26:42 (****)
Kayla Braxton comes out to interview Sami. She asks how it feels to recapture the gold to which he says he didn't recapture anything. Sami proclaims he is STILL the champ!
Highlights of 24/7 Champion R-Truth being disguised on the kickoff show. Truth is sneaking around backstage now. He wonders into the referees room. DREW GULAK IS HERE TO ROLL HIM UP AND WIN THE 24/7 CHAMPIONSHIP!!
Commentary hypes the Jey Uso Chronicle on the WWE Network.
WWE Raw Women's Championship Match
Zelina Vega vs. Asuka (champ)
They lock up and Asuka takes down Zelina. Asuka taunts Zelina. Asuka wants test of strength and Zelina kicks her leg. Asuka takes Zelina down and gets two near falls. Zelina kicks Asuka's arm. They lock up again and Asuka gains control. Asuka takes Zelina down with a shoulder tackle and then goes for an arm bar but Zelina gets to the ropes quickly. Asuka delivers kicks in the corner. Asuka puts Zelina on the top turnbuckle but Zelina fights back. Zelina pushes Asuka off. Zelina tries to target Asuka's arm but Asuka isn't having it. Zelina goes to the apron. ASUKA HITS A HIP ATTACK SENDING ZELINA TO THE FLOOR! Asuka followers her out but Zelina sends Asuka into the steps. Back in the ring, Zelina goes on the attack working on the Asuka's arm. Zelina takes Asuka down with an arm ringer and works a submission. Near fall for Zelina. Zelina goes after the arm but Asuka tries to get her in the Asuka Lock. Zelina avoids it and goes for an arm bar. Asuka escapes. Asuka tries another Hip Attack but Zelina avoids it and locks in a crucifix using the ropes. A ran by Zelina followed by double knees in the corner!!! 1...2...NO!! Zelina tries a back stabber but no luck. A rolling kick by Zelina gets a near fall. Zelina is getting frustrated. ZELINA GETS A COUPLE UNIQUE NEAR FALLS UNTIL ASUKA TURNS ONE OF THEM INTO THE ASUKA LOCK!! ZELINA HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP!! This match was better than I expected but in my mind, Zelina never had a chance. Asuka did a great job of getting a good match out of here but to her credit, Zelina held her own.
W: Asuka via submission @ 7:06 (***)
Charly Caruso gets in the ring to interview Asuka. Asuka says Zelina is small but dangerous. Asuka says Zelina was not ready for Asuka. Asuka offers Zelina a handshake but Zelina attacks her!! Asuka grabs a mic and starts screaming in Japanese.
Video for Connor's Cure.
WWE United States Championship Match
Apollo Crews w/ Ricochet vs. Bobby Lashley (champ) w/ MVP & Shelton Benjamin
Lashley takes down Crews right away. Lashley works on the arm of Crews. Lashley takes down Crews with a shoulder block. Lashley takes down Crews again. Crews fights back and clotheslines Lashley out of the ring! Crews hits a moonsault from the apron! Crews throws Lashley back in the ring and sends him into the turnbuckle. CREWS HITS A CROSS BODY FROM THE TOP!! 1...2...NO!! Lashley counters Crews and sends him into the corner before dropping him with a flatliner. Near fall for Lashley. Lashley chokes Crews across the middle rope. MVP talks trash to Crews as Lashley beats on Crews in the corner. Lashley hits a vertical suplex on Crews and Crews rolls to the outside. Lashley gets Crews on his shoulder but Crews counters and sends Lashley into the ring post. Both men beat the count. Crews picks up the pace and beats on Lashley. Crews splashes Lashley in the corner. An elbow strike by Crews sends Lashley to the outside. Crews takes Lashley down with a double axe. Crews puts Lashley back in the ring. CREWS GROILLA PRESSES LASHLEY! Damn! Standing moonsault by Crews for a near fall!! Lashley fights back and puts Crews on the top turnbuckle. LASHLEY SUPERPLEXES CREWS!! 1...2...NO!! Crews escapes the Dominator! CREWS HITS A STANDING SHOOT START PRESS!! CREWS GOES TO THE TOP AND HITS A FROG SPLASH!! 1...2...NO!! Lashley blocks Crews and hits a spine buster!! LASHLEY LOCKS IN THE HURT LOCK AND CREWS TAPS OUT!!! Good back and forth match here and these guys have some good chemistry together. Now that Lashley has beaten Crews twice, I'd like to see Lashley move onto someone else.
W: Bobby Lashley via submission @ 8:14 (***1/4)
Video package for NXT Takeover 31 on October 4th!
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Andrade & Angel Garza vs. The Street Profits (champs)
The match starts with Andrade and Dawkins. They lock up and Andrade gets the better of it. Garza tags in and works the arm of Dawkins. Andrade back in and works a head lock. Big shoulder block by Dawkins takes down Andrade followed by a drop kick. Tag to Ford who hits a beautiful drop kick! Ford hits Garza allowing Andrade to take advantage. Gaza tags in and there go the pants!! Frequent tags by the challengers and they're working well together. Drop kick by Andrade from the second rope. Andrade puts Ford on the apron and Garza hits him in the face with a running knee!! Near fall for Garza. Garza works on the shoulder/arm of Ford. Ford powers out. "We want the smoke" chants. Dawkins and Andrade both tag in. Dawkins is running wild on both Andrade and Garza. Dawkins splashes Andrade in the corner but then Andrade catches him with a nice drop kick. Andrade misses double knees in the corner. Blind tag by Garza. Dawkins hits the spine buster on Andrade. Ford tags in. Garza and Ford battle on the top turnbuckle. GARZA HITS FORD WITH A SPANISH FLY!!! 1...2...NO!! Ford connects with a big right hand. Ford tries to tag Dawkins but Andrade takes out Dawkins. Garza hits Ford with a big knee strike. Andrade tags in. Andrade hits the double knees to Ford this time. 1...2...NO!! Andrade tries the Hammerlock DDT but Ford avoids it. Tag to Dawkins! DAWKINS HITS THE ANOINTMENT SPINE BUSTER FOR THE WIN!! It looked like Andrade kicked out but the ref counted 3! Looks like Garza may have been injured. Does that mean this feud must continue? Good match by these guys that was hurt a little bit by the finish. Not sure an injury was the cause but it didn't come off well in my opinion. Hopefully Garza isn't hurt too bad.
W: The Street Profits via pin @ 8:15 (***)
Catch Kurt Angle on the Broken Skull Sessions tonight after Clash of Champions.
The 2020 WWE Draft will be October 9th (Smackdown) and October 12th (Raw)!!
Kayla Braxton is backstage with 24/7 Champion Drew Gulak. He was doing his lounges when he seized his moment haha. He dedicates the win to Akira Tozawa who was apparently eaten by a shark on Raw. R-TRUTH ATTACKS AND WINS THE TITLE BACK!!
WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Bayley makes her way to the ring with chair in hand. Bayley says it's unfortunate Nikki Cross couldn't compete. Bayley says Nikki would of lost anyways. Bayley issues a challenge to any woman from the Smackdown roster. No one comes out so Bayley wants the ref to raise her hand. HERE COMES ASUKA!!!
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Match
Bayley (champ) vs. Asuka (WWE Raw Women's Champ)
Asuka attacks right away!! HIP ATTACK BY ASUKA!! Bayley blocks a German suplex but then Asuka hits one. Bayley bails out of the ring. Bayley gets back in the ring and Asuka looks for the Asuka lock but Bayley avoids. Bayley hangs her across the rope before going on the attack. Back suplex by Bayley for a near fall. Bayley works on the arm of Asuka. Near fall for Bayley. Bayley continues the attack. Bayley goes to the second rope but jumps into a Code Breaker! Bayley goes to the outside. Asuka goes for a kick from the apron but Bayley blocks it. They fight on the outside and ASUKA GERMAN SUPLEXES BAYLEY ON THE FLOOR!! ASUKA GOES AFTER BAYLEY BUT BAYLEY HITS HER WITH A CHAIR FOR THE DQ!! Bayley remains champion. Bayley hits her again with the chair after the bell. An impromptu match given all the circumstances with Nikki Cross not being able to compete. Asuka has history of Bayley so it made sense for her to challenge. However, let's be honest with ourselves. Bayley wasn't going to lose the title. The result here kept the title on Bayley without making Asuka look bad. They made the best of a bad situation. Banks attacking Bayley at the end furthers their story.
W: Asuka via DQ @ 3:37 (**)
SASHA BANKS IS HERE!! SHE ATTACKS BAYLEY WITH A CHAIR!! Bayley turns the tide and beats down Banks. Banks is still wearing the soft neck collar. Bayley gets a kendo stick and sets up some chairs. BANKS GETS THE KENDO STICK AND BEATS ON BAYLEY!! Banks goes to use a chair on Bayley but Bayley bails.
The official theme song for Clash of Champions is "The Champion" by The Score.
Ambulance Match for the WWE Championship
Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre (champ)
McIntyre goes on the attack right away. Orton catches him with a kick but McIntyre no sells it and continues his attack. Orton tries an early RKO but McIntyre pushes him off. Orton uses the middle rope to low blow McIntyre. HANGING DDT BY ORTON!! Orton sets up for a punt kick but BIG SHOW HAS ORTON BY THE LEG!! BIG SHOW CHOKE SLAMS ORTON THROUGH THE ANNOUNCEER'S TABLE!! McIntyre picks up Orton and drops him across the barricade. Big chop by McIntyre before sending Orton into the steps. McIntyre beats Orton into the aisle way and sends him into the barricade again. They're getting closer to the ambulance. McIntyre picks up Orton and throws him into the ambulance door. McIntyre gets some crutches and a bright ass red chair out of the ambulance. McIntyre uses the chair on Orton. McIntyre looks to use the chair again but Orton hits him in the midsection with a crutch. Then Orton uses the chair on McIntyre's jaw. Orton opens the ambulance doors. Both men fight into the ambulance. They both get out. Uppercuts to the jaw by Orton and then he sends McIntyre into the side of the ambulance. The fight by the ambulance door and McIntyre hits him with Glasgow Kiss!! McIntyre sets up for a Claymore but Orton moves!! THE CLAYMORE TAKES THE AMBULANCE DOOR OFF THE HINGES!! McIntyre holds his knee. Orton goes back on the attack but McIntyre bounces Orton's head off the hood of the ambulance. They battle backstage now. McIntyre pounds Orton while he's sitting in a chair. Orton sends McIntyre into a wall. CHRISTIAN IS HERE TO ATTACK ORTON!! Samoa Joe says "Randy Orton...this is your life!!" McIntyre takes control and they fight back to the ambulance. They're on the hood now. Orton rakes the eyes of McIntyre and SENDS MCINTYRE BACK FIRST INTO THE WINDSHIELD CRACKING IT!! They fight to the roof of the ambulance. McIntyre's back is cut from the windshield! Orton knees McIntyre in the face. McIntyre is hanging off the back of the ambulance and Orton stomps his hands forcing McIntyre to fall to the floor!! Seems like it should be about time for Shawn Michaels to show up. RIGHT ON CUE!! SHAWN MICHAELS HITS SWEET CHIN MUSIC ON ORTON!! MICHAELS PUSHES ORTON OFF THE TOP OF THE AMBULANCE!! McIntyre picks up Orton and carries him to the ambulance. Orton fights back with elbows. RKO TO MCINTYRE ON THE FLOOR!! Orton picks up McIntyre and puts him in the ambulance. ORTON SHUTS ONE DOOR!! MCINTYRE BLOCKS ORTON FROM CLOSING THE OTHER DOOR. McIntyre rakes Orton's eyes. McIntyre gets out of the ambulance. MCINTYRE HITS A CLAYMORE!! MCINTYRE STARTS TO CLOSE THE DOOR BUT STOPS!! MCINTYRE SETS UP AND HITS ORTON WITH A PUNT KICK!! MCINTYRE CLOSES BOTH DOORS AND WINS!! McIntyre celebrates as RIC FLAIR DRIVES THE AMBULANCE OUT OF THE ARENA!! WOOOO!!! This seemed long but was a good brawl. McIntyre got lots of help from all of the people that Orton did wrong along the way. Although McIntyre's punt didn't look good, he seemed to put an end to this feud for now.
W: Drew McIntyre via closing Orton in the ambulance @ 21:34 (***1/4)
A video package hypes Hell in a Cell. That's the next pay-per-view on October 25th!
Video package narrated by Paul Heyman hypes the main event.
WWE Universal Championship Match
Jey Uso vs. Roman Reigns (champ) w/ Paul Heyman
They lock up in the center of the ring and Reigns backs Uso up into the corner. Clean break as they stare each other down. Lock up again and Reigns throws Uso across the ring. Reigns charges in the corner but Uso avoids the charge and dances. Reigns looks at him like he's crazy. Uso goes to the outside and Reigns talks trash about Uso not staying on the island. Uso catches Reigns and hits a few right hands but runs into a big clothesline by Reigns! Near fall for Reigns. Reigns chokes Uso across the rope while talking trash. Reigns sends Uso into the top turnbuckle. Reigns begins to slowly beat down Uso. Reigns chokes Uso across the rope again and then sends him to the outside with a right hand. Reigns goes to the outside and bounces Uso off the apron. Big right hands by Reigns. Reigns breaks the count and then sends Uso head first into the announcer's table. Back in the ring, Reigns gets a near fall. Reigns continues the beating but Uso fights back with some right hands. SAMOAN DROP BY USO!! 1...2...NO!! USO CHARGES REIGNS IN THE CORNER BUT EATS A SUPERMAN PUNCH!! Uso rolls to the outside. Reigns goes outside to follow and they trade punches. A big right by Reigns takes down Uso. Back in the ring, near fall for Reigns. Reigns says this is the ass whooping he was talking about and says Uso should of laid down. Reigns pounds on Uso in the corner. Uso hits a chop but Reigns no sells it and takes down Uso with ease. Reigns hits a big clothesline in the corner. This is slow and methodical. Clothesline by Reigns in another corner. Reigns attempts another but Uso catches Reigns with a boot. Uso sends Reigns shoulder first into the ring post! Uso clotheslines Reigns out of the ring. SUICIDE DIVE BY USO!! Back in the ring, Uso hits an enziguri sending Reigns to the outside. ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE BY USO!! Back in the ring again, Uso hits a flying cross body from the top! 1...2...NO!! Uso hits a super kick to the face for another near fall! Uso goes to the top turnbuckle but Reigns gets up. Uso jumps and lands on his feet. Reigns takes Uso down with a jumping vertical leg drop. Odd move for Reigns. REIGNS GOES TO THE CORNER TO SETUP FOR THE SPEAR BUT USO AVOIDS AND ROLLS UP REIGNS FOR A NEAR FALL!! SUPER KICK BY USO!! USO HITS A SPLASH FROM THE TOP!! 1...2...NO!! It appears Reigns low blowed Uso during the kick out. REIGNS SETS UP AND HITS A SPEAR!! Reigns talks trash. Reigns wants Uso to acknowledge Reigns as the tribal chief but Uso refuses. REIGNS SPEARS HIM AGAIN AND TALKS MORE TRASH!! Reigns holds Uso's face and looks into the camera and tells Uso to call him the tribal chief. Uso refuses again! Reigns mounts Uso and beats the hell out of him. Reigns argues with Charles Robinson (the ref). Reigns mounts Uso and tells him to acknowledge him and he beats the hell out of him some more. Reigns tells Robinson he's been whooping Uso's ass his whole life. More right hands by Reigns. JIMMY USO RUNS DOWN TO THE RING!! Jimmy wants to throw in the towel but Jey says no. Jimmy is conflicted. REIGNS MOUNTS JEY AND BEATS HIS ASS SOME MORE UNTIL JIMMY THROWS IN THE TOWEL TO END IT!! Jimmy gets in the ring to cover up Jey. Jimmy tells Reigns that he's the chief. Paul Heyman takes the lei that Jey Uso wore to the ring and puts it around Reigns' neck. Reigns holds the title over a fallen Jey Uso while Jimmy attends to him. For as long as the ambulance match felt, this was worse. I feel they could of accomplished the same result by cutting 5-10 minutes off this match. I understand they tried to play up that the family never quits but I don't like the throw in the towel finish. Jey does a good job of getting his ass kicked and the match establishes Reigns as the big time selfish heel. Good story telling here but not a great match.
W: Roman Reigns via referee stoppage @ 22:57 (***)
Overall Rating: 7/10
I think this was a pretty average event overall. The ladder match steals the show in my opinion and made it tough on everything else since the ladder match was first. I didn't love either main event title match but I did like the story of the Universal Championship match. The match itself wasn't great but I feel like it did a lot for Reigns character. Time will tell I guess. McIntyre gets lots of help but gets the win nonetheless. I'm interested to see where he goes from here. The draft may impact that. Bayley will surely move onto Sasha Banks but I have no clue what's next for Asuka. Both Raw and Smackdown's tag title pictures appear to be in a holding pattern forever. Hopefully Garza is alright. Go out of your way to watch the ladder match.
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