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WWE 2019: No Wildcards

Gambitto

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Smackdown:
April 30th 2019
Columbus, Ohio:



Smackdown Live starts after the usual video introduction with Cedric Alexander's music playing as he makes his way to the ring!

Tom Phillips: Welcome to Smackdown Live in Columbus, Ohio and we are kicking the show off with a Money in the Bank qualifying match!

Corey Graves: That is right Tom. Cedric Alexander will be taking on Buddy Murphy.

Byron Saxton: And that is not all that is happening tonight as we have two more money in the bank qualifiers taking place later in the show as Lacey Evans faces off against Alicia Fox and Liv Morgan takes on Nikki Cross. Cedric Alexander is getting a nice pop from the crowd as he slaps the hands of a few kids in the front row before climbing over the ropes and into the ring as he awaits his opponent tonight.


Buddy Murphy's music hits not getting too much of a reaction from the crowd as he runs down to the ring as he noticeably looks bigger than the last time we saw him, having bulked up ahead of his debut on Smackdown Live. He slides into the ring and attacks Cedric from behind!

Byron Saxton: What a cheap shot!

Corey Graves: Buddy Murphy is not wasting any time here! He knows how much winning Money in the Bank can mean for your career!

Buddy Murphy is now getting boos from the crowd as the ref tells him to move away from Cedric which Buddy Murphy does smirking to himself. The ref checks on Cedric who pushes him away saying he wants to fight. The ref then rings the bells getting the match underway!

Match 1: Money in the Bank qualifier: Buddy Murphy vs Cedric Alexander

Buddy Murphy as soon as the bell rings starts laying into Cedric Alexander pressing him into the corner, making use of his size advantage. Cedric survives the early onslaught from the Juggernaut though and starts to fight back. However each time Cedric gets going, Buddy Murphy cuts him off hitting him with one of his big power moves! Cedric keeps going though as these two put on the kind of match you would have seen on 205 Live before it was canceled by Shane O'Mac as we get to the finish. Buddy Murphy is in the ring as Cedric is on the apron.

Cedric looks for a springboard clothesline but Murphy hits him with a massive punch dropping him to the apron! Buddy Murphy climbs onto the ring apron as he drags Cedric up into the air before planting him spine first with a Vertical suplex onto the ring apron! Both men roll to the floor selling the impact of the move. Buddy Murphy gets up first as he grabs Cedric rolling him back to the ring. He takes a moment to wait for Cedric to rise to his feet hitting him with a bicycle knee strike to the head! Buddy Murphy lifts the prone Cedric into the air and plants him with Murphy's Law! Buddy Murphy makes the cover pinning Cedric Alexander for the win!

Winner via pinfall: Buddy Murphy (13:15)

Buddy Murphy gets to his feet as he celebrates a massive win tonight! Meanwhile, Cedric Alexander is down and out in the ring after taking a hell of a beating.

Tom Phillips:
What a match we have just seen!

Corey Graves: Buddy Murphy showed why he ran through the 205 Live Cruiserweight division. Cedric Alexander is a great wrestler in his own right but Buddy Murphy was truly the best-kept secret in WWE.

Byron Saxton: Well his skill should no longer be a secret to anyone watching but I have the feeling Cedric may have won if not for the sneak attack before the bell.

Corey Graves: Way to try to take away from Buddy Murphy's moment! Buddy Murphy came in here with a plan tonight and executed it. Cedric next time should be better prepared.

Buddy Murphy is still gloating to the crowd as he heads up the ramp to boos from the crowd.


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A massive pop from the crowd as The Miz makes his way out to the ring. This in part due to being in his home state and also his recent war with Shane McMahon. The Miz, of course, has a microphone in his hand as he steps inside the ring noticeably dressed in a nice suit.

Tom Phillips: Would you listen to that reaction from the crowd?

Byron Saxton: This crowd loves our resident A-lister!

Corey Graves: Well yes these people in the crowd probably treat their boss with a total lack of respect just like the Miz.

Byron Saxton: Are you trying to get Shane McMahon to give you a pay rise?

Corey Graves: Shut up Saxton. The Miz looks at the crowd with a big smile on his face.

The Miz: It feels good to back in Ohio! A cheap but loud pop from the crowd.

The Miz: And it is awesome to see how many of you came out to see the one and only A-Lister on Smackdown Live!

More cheers from the crowd Miz keeps getting them hyped up.

The Miz: However I came out here to talk about something less pleasant. Something that is a blight on this show. Someone's whose ego makes even me look humble. A few giggles from the crowd as Miz shrugs his shoulders.

The Miz: It is a big claim I know. Shane McMahon used to talk about this show being the land of opportunity but look who is fighting Kofi Kingston for the WWE title at Money in the Bank? The man who lost at Wrestlemania and the former general manager Daniel Bryan!

Boos from the crowd for the mention of Daniel Bryan but the Miz is not yet finished with his rant.

The Miz: More proof of the bias shown by our commissioner. Before Wrestlemania, he talked about there being no more automatic rematch clauses! Yet when someone Shane likes needs to be handed something the rules gets ignored.

The crowd are agreeing with everything that The Miz has to say.

The Miz: But that is the truth about Shane McMahon and he has always been that way. I just didn't listen to the advice. Kevin Owens, now he is someone who knows something about stabbing people in the back and he saw Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan for who they were before anyone else did!

Cheers for the mention of Kevin Owens as the fans also start chanting his and Sami Zayn's name.

The Miz: Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens's arch enemy was able to see past his hatred for Kevin Owens and saw that Shane McMahon was an egomaniac! But in 3 weeks, we get a chance to get our hands on not only Shane McMahon but the sycophants he surrounds himself with.

Cheers for the insult towards the group Shane McMahon has surrounded himself with in recent times.

The Miz: And trust me as a Hollywood A-Lister I have seen many sycophants in my time. However, I don't just want to talk about Shane McMahon. No, I want to give these people in Ohio something to cheer about!

Cheers from the crowd as Miz looks to carry on.

The Miz: So Shane how about you make your way out here right now and we give these fans a Wrestlemania rematch right now!

The Miz holds his hands up daring Shane McMahon to make his way out to the ring. He has to wait a few seconds but not too long as we hear:


Shane McMahon makes his way out onto the entrance ramp joined by two of the previously mentioned sycophants Elias and Baron Corbin. Shane is the only one with a microphone as he looks to respond to what The Miz said.

Shane McMahon: You want me to beat you again? I already beat you and your dad up once why do you want me to do it again?

Elias and Corbin both laugh along sucking up to their boss.

The Miz: I see you are a coward just like your father.

Shane McMahon: I am not a coward. The best in the world does not need to sully his hands fighting someone like you. However, I can give you a match next week.

The crowd pop at the prospect of Shane McMahon getting his ass kicked next week.

The Miz: You will fight me one on one next week? Shane shakes his head.

Shane McMahon: Oh no you won't be fighting me. You will be fighting the man in the ring with you right now. As Shane says that we see Drew McIntyre has slid into the ring behind The Miz. He hits Miz with a lariat to the back of the head causing him to drop to the mat!

The crowd boos the hell out of Drew McIntyre for his sneak attack as Shane McMahon and his goons walk to the ring. All 4 men start laying into The Miz beating on him until Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way out to the ring to loud cheers from the crowd!

Byron Saxton:The cavalry is here!

Both men run into the ring looking to help the Miz but with him down it is a 4 on 2 fight and the numbers game is too much for the pair as they get overwhelmed by Shane and his goons. Owens though gets a few good shots off targeting the weak link Shane McMahon but Drew McIntyre proves to be the difference-maker as he takes care of Owens with a Claymore to the head. Roman Reigns then runs out to the ring next to cheers from the crowd. He is able to get several superman punches off laying out all 4 men. He is in control until Elias comes back into the ring with a guitar and smashes Reigns in the back. From there all 4 men carry on their beat down as they lay out all of their opponents for Money in the Bank. Shane McMahon then asks for Elias and Baron Corbin to raise his arms into the air as Shane McMahon and his group stand tall over the prone bodies in the ring.

Byron Saxton: What a cheap attack by Shane McMahon and his group!

Corey Graves: This is what happens when you cross the boss!

Tom Phillips: You have to wonder if this will be the scene at Money in the bank in 3 weeks!

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When we return from the commercial break we see Dasha Fuentes stood backstage ready for an interview.

Dasha Fuentes: Please welcome my guests at this time The Revival.

Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson walk onto the interview set with a serious look on their face as Dasha gets ready to start the interview.

Dasha Fuentes: Last week Heavy Machinery called you two out and challenged you to a tag team match but you turned them down. Now a lot of people have been calling you cowards for declining the challenge. What do you have to say in response to those accusations?

Dash Wilder: Cowards? People don't understand that top guys don't sully themselves with any old challengers.

Scott Dawson: Exactly. We are prizefighters. We are here to win gold and fight top teams.

Dash Wilder: We ain't here to fight newcomers. They need to prove themselves before we step into the ring with those two overweight losers.

Scott Dawson: We became two-time tag team champions in NXT. Did they ever even earn a shot at the tag team titles in NXT?

Dash Wilder: No I don't think they did whilst we not only got to the top of the NXT tag team division but made it to the top of the Raw tag division.

Scott Dawson: These young new superstars think they can make a name at our expense? No, they need to earn the right to face us.

Dash Wilder: If anything we should be focusing on the Smackdown tag team titles and going after the War Raiders.

Scott Dawson: Another new team who think they can just cut ahead in the line!

Dasha Fuentes: Is that you issuing a challenge to the current NXT and Smackdown tag team champions?

Both men look at each other before turning back to Dasha.

Dash Wilder: Of course we are issuing a challenge. The top guys should be holding the top titles.

Scott Dawson: And that is more than enough from us. Top guys out.

Both members of The Revival bring the interview to end walking off as we cut back to the ring with Alica Fox stood inside, ready for action.

Tom Phillips: Well it looks like the top guys have no interest in facing off against Heavy Machinery and instead have their sights on the War Raiders.

Corey Graves: Of course they do. They are one of the top tag teams on the planet today and never got a rematch after Ryder and Hawkins pulled off a miracle at Wrestlemania.

Byron Saxton:
But they won't be the only team looking to go after the War Raiders.


Lacey Evans makes her way out next getting a few boos from the crowd as she walks down to the ring. She climbs into the ring joining Alicia Fox but gives her a look of disdain.

Tom Phillips: Well Lacey Evans is a hot prospect from NXT who made her first appearance on the main roster in the 2019 Royal Rumble match lasting nearly 30 minutes and eliminated both of the current Women's tag team champions as well.

Corey Graves: Lacey is going to show the ladies on Smackdown Live how to behave like a real lady!

Byron Saxton: Well Alicia Fox is a veteran in the WWE. She has been here for over 10 years so let's not write her off before the match has begun guys.


Match 2: Money in the bank qualifier: Lacey Evans vs Alicia Fox

Lacey controls the match from start to finish as this is a showcase for what the new superstar can do. She hits Alicia Fox with the Woman's right after about 2 minutes of dominance but she is not done there. Lacey climbs to the top rope and flies off hitting Alicia Fox with a moonsault to pick up the win!


Winner via pinfall: Lacey Evans (2:39)

Lacey Evans gets up to her feet as she shows off the arm she used to connect with the Women's right getting boos from the crowd whilst Alicia Fox is still down and out on the mat.

Tom Phillips:
Lacey Evans with an impressive win and now she is the first Smackdown Live superstar to be part of the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match.

Corey Graves: And she showed tonight she is not to be underestimated. Especially with that lethal Women's right, she hit Alicia Fox with. She could have finished the match there and then but she wanted to show the WWE universe how a lady should act.

Lacey Evans gets a handkerchief out and starts dabbing her face faking that she had a hard time mocking Alicia Fox before she grabs the downed Alicia Fox and stuffs the handkerchief down her mouth to boos from the crowd!

Byron Saxton: There is no need for that Lacey come on!

Lacey then drags Alicia up to her feet before dropping her with another Women's right. Lacey then climbs out of the ring saluting the crowd who are booing the first lady. We then cut to what looks like a pitch-black room until a red light comes on. We see the face of Luke Harper as he is stood up holding a giant mallet and has a creepy blank stare as he looks into the camera.

Luke Harper: Last year I had a brother by my side.

Harper stares at the large mallet in his hand.

Luke Harper: But then our bodies broke and he left me by myself.

Luke Harper lifts the mallet tossing it high in the air before bringing it down onto the floor before letting go of it. The camera zooms in on the floor as he can see quite a clear indent.

Luke Harper: Now I am back by myself and free, I promise there will be pain, there will be suffering for all who cross me. Starting with Apollo Crews.

Harper licks his lips excited at the prospect of hurting someone.

Luke Harper:
The briefcase will bring victims to me and it looks like that has already begun.Harper at this point tilts his head slightly before letting out a slight smile.

Luke Harper: RUN!

The video package focuses on Harper's face for a few seconds before it fades to black.

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We return from the ad break as we can hear the theme song for Epico and Primo playing in the background as they stand in the ring ready for a tag team match.


Heavy Machinery makes their way out next getting a decent pop from the crowd as they do their usual taunts on the way to the ring.

Tom Phillips: Well Heavy Machinery can't be in a good mood after what The Revival had to say about them earlier on in the show.

Corey Graves: Listen Heavy Machinery are a very good team but the Revival are right. You have to work your way up to facing the top guys. The top guys are here to win the tag team titles not test the skills of the newest call ups.

Byron Saxton: And Heavy Machinery are not here to win the tag team titles, Corey? Heck, a win over a team like the Revival would arguably put them at the top of the list for a shot at those tag team titles.

Corey Graves: Well let's see how they fare against two veterans in Epico and Primo first Byron.

Tucker Knight steps into the ring for Heavy Machinery whilst Epico steps into the ring for the Shining Stars.


Match 3: Heavy Machinery vs Epico and Primo

Epico and Primo do not get a single move off as Heavy Machinery are not in the mood for games and put away both Epico and Primo with a double compactor for the win!

Winner via pinfall: Heavy Machinery (1:49)

Tom Phillips: Did you see the strength shown by Otis Dozovic just now! He picked both Epico and Primo up with ease!

Byron Saxton:
Are they not worth the Revival's time now Corey?

Corey Graves:
Listen Heavy Machinery were very impressive tonight but they still have a while to go before being on the level of the top guys.

Heavy Machinery grabs a pair of microphones from someone at ringside looking very happy to have picked up an easy win tonight. Meanwhile Epico and Primo slide out of the ring as Tucker goes to speak.

Tucker Knight:
Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder are you watching?

Otis Dozovic: You want to make fun of my weight? Well, how about you step into the ring with me!

Tucker Knight: We may like having fun but you are not going to make fun of my tag team partner and get away with it.

Otis Dozovic:
Yes Tucky and those tag team titles you were talking about. We want them too.

Tucker Knight:
So the Revival you can keep running away from us and hiding because we will keep getting ready to kick your ass in between steaks and weights baby.

Tucker throws the microphone down on the mat as Heavy Machinery pose for the crowd as we cut to the backstage area. We see Apollo Crews in a gym doing some weightlifting. He sees the camera so he puts down the dumbbell that he was lifting.

Apollo Crews: Next week I have a big opportunity. I can earn myself a spot in the money in the Bank ladder match. A chance to make it to the top after years of hard work. However, I take on a man who has also been here for many years in Luke Harper.

Apollo Crews picks up a water bottle from the side and takes a drink from it before carrying on.

Apollo Crews: He is someone who will be desperate to win but I have been here too long and not had any success. I have seen people like Baron Corbin succeed by doing things the wrong way but I refuse to do that. And next week I plan to make sure I am part of the Money in the Bank ladder match.

Apollo Crews lets out a big cheesy style before he starts working out once again.

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When we return from the ad break we cut back to the ring as the camera focuses on the commentary team.

Tom Phillips: Well as we heard before the commercial break, Apollo Crews and Harper will be going head to head next week in a Money in the Bank qualifier.

Corey Graves: Both men have been a part of WWE for many years but have never had a shot at the WWE title. Next week they get the chance to put themselves in line for the Money in the Bank briefcase.



The crowd goes wild as Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring followed by his New Day brothers as they slap hands with a few kids in the front row. Big E and Xavier Woods meanwhile give the kids in the front few rows some pancakes whilst Kofi makes his way into the ring. He smiles at the antics of his friends as they carry on giving the kids free pancakes.

Byron Saxton: Well looks like it is time to hear from our WWE champion!

Corey Graves: Well he better enjoy these moments whilst they last because at Money in the Bank this will all come to an end!

Byron Saxton: Oh like when Vince McMahon said he would never become WWE champion?

Corey Graves: This is different Byron. Kofi will be stepping into an environment favoring Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan before WWE was an expert in this kind of match type. Kofi has never fought in an ironman match before in his life. Before the commentary team can carry on arguing all three members of the New Day are standing in the ring with big smiles on their faces.

Kofi Kingston: Columbus, Ohio how we feeling today!

Cheap pop but it is loud.

Xavier Woods: Kofimania is still running wild and he cannot be stopped.

Big E: Even if certain people seem intent on reigning on his parade.

One guess who Big E means when he says that.

Kofi Kingston: Bryan talked last week about how I would not have got here without these two men and he is right.

Xavier Woods: No Kofi you...

Kofi Kingston: Xavier listen. You two saved my career. Teaming up with you saved my career and there is no shame in that. Without you, I might not even be in this company today. Before the New Day, I was thinking of retirement.

Kofi is talking from the heart as Woods and Big E are moved by his words.

Big E: Kofi you always deserved this chance. We are just happy to have made sure you finally got the chance you always deserved.

Xavier Woods: Exactly we had one major goal over the last few years after becoming 5-time tag team champions. Making sure you got the WWE title shot you deserved and finally at Wrestlemania you did.

Kofi smiles as all 3 men hug as Kofi looks to carry on.

Kofi Kingston: Thanks guys it means a lot. And now my next goal is to keep defending this title against all comers. So I was thinking I should issue an open challenge.

Loud cheers from the crowd excited at the prospect of a WWE championship match however before that can happen Daniel Bryan and Rowan appear on the titantron.

Daniel Bryan: Kofi let me make one thing clear. You do not deserve that title and these people in Columbus, Ohio do not deserve a WWE title match as they are fickle.

Loud boos from the crowd as Xavier steps forward.

Xavier Woods: Last time I checked that wasn't your decision.

Daniel Bryan, however, responds by smirking.

Daniel Bryan: No but it is Shane McMahon's and I spoke to him. He agreed that until I get my WWE title rematch at Money in the Bank no one else gets a title shot!

Loud boos from the crowd as Bryan lets out a smile.

Daniel Bryan: You see Shane and Vince both recognize me as the true WWE champion. They know what a true A+ competitor looks like and they can't risk a B+ player like you losing the title to someone worse before I get it back!

Kofi Kingston: How long are you going to keep on with that? I beat you fair and square at Wrestlemania!

Daniel Bryan:
IT WAS A FLUKE! A FLUKE A FLUKE!

Bryan is getting more and more heated before he calms himself down.

Daniel Bryan: However that is not the only reason I hate you and everything you stand for as a team. No, let me take you for a little walk.

The camera would then pan to a merchandise stand with a load of merchandise for the New Day set up on it as Bryan and Rowan approach it looking at all of the different items with disgust.

Daniel Bryan: Look at all of the shirts you have on sale. I have not seen such a brazen money grab since John Cena was here. Why do you need so many different shirts?

Big E: I think it is because NEW DAY ROCKS.

That starts up a new day rocks chant from the crowd annoying Daniel Bryan.

Daniel Bryan: No it is because you are greedy. You feel the need to drain every penny out of these fans' wallets. You don't need this many shirts. You are what is wrong with America. Cooperate greed for the sake of greed. I mean what was the first thing you did when you beat me at Wrestlemania! You cash in and show the fans your new shirt telling them to go to WWE.com! Make sure you get that shirt and don't forget free shipping to your fans worldwide even though it is killing the environment!

Bryan makes his way over to merchandise stand pushing a worker out of the way knocking them to the floor as he grabs the shirt Kofi got given by the New Day at Wrestlemania.

Daniel Bryan:
The first thought your friends had after you stole my title was to make more money and get rid of my title! This is why I have to beat you. You don't care about the planet you just want to make as much money from these fickle morons in the crowd as possible!

Loud boos from the crowd as Bryan's face goes bright red with rage. Xavier Woods, however, shakes his head.

Xavier Woods: Or maybe just maybe Kofi remembers the connection to the fans got him where he is today. Do you even remember who you used to be? Without these fans, you would have been nothing, held back by the authority just like you tried to hold Kofi back!

Loud cheers from the crowd as Bryan shakes his head as Kofi looks to speak however Big E asks his friend to let him speak instead.

Big E: I was the one who came up with the idea of bringing the real WWE title back because I not only knew Kofi would win but I did not want the crowning moment to be him holding a belt symbolizing everything he thought against. Someone holding him down and claiming he is not good enough when he has proven time and time again he is a champion!

Big E takes a moment before carrying on.

Big E: You talk about the environment but you just use it as a cover to justify your hateful actions! To make the cheating and the dirty tricks you pull OK. You sold your soul to become champion again because you knew you were no longer good enough.

Bryan shakes his head as the crowd cheer on Big E who is starting to pace up and down fired up.

Daniel Bryan: No I followed my dreams and became the new Daniel Bryan.

Big E: Justify it however you want but I will not let you talk crap about my friends. So go to your pal Shane McMahon and tell him that I want you in this ring next week.

Daniel Bryan:
That is fine. Cause I want to stretch and torture you by bending every one of your limbs as I show Kofi what is in store for him when he steps into an ironman match with me. Because it will take more than one fluke pinfall to defeat me in an Ironman match.

Daniel Bryan grabs hold of his WWE title (the hemp one) lifting it into the air.

Daniel Bryan:
And I will not only be the planet champion but I will be the WWE champion once again!

The camera cuts back to the New Day in the ring as all 3 men for once look very serious and angry at Daniel Bryan's comments.


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The entire Riott Squad start to make their way to the ring though it is only Liv Morgan competing tonight.

Tom Phillips:
Well during the commercial break I have been getting word from backstage that Shane McMahon has granted Big E's request. Which means next week in the main event of Smackdown Live we will see Big E of the New Day take on the New Daniel Bryan.

Corey Graves:
Bryan will take great pleasure in giving Big E a taste of what Kofi is in for when he faces him in the Ironman match in 3 weeks.

Byron Saxton: Bryan may have bitten off more then he can chew. Big E will be fired up after Bryan's comments and will be looking to defend his friend's honor.


Nikki Cross makes her way out next getting a decent pop from the crowd as she sprints to the ring!

Tom Phillips: Well Nikki is not waiting after what happened between her and the Riott squad last week!

Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan try to catch out Nikki as she runs to the ring but she ducks underneath the pair and slides into the ring pouncing on Liv Morgan laying into her with several wild punches!

Corey Graves: Nikki is like a wild animal!

Nikki lets up after a while as the Riott squad look like they are about to get in the ring when the ref stops them and rings the bell starting the match annoying the pair as Nikki has outsmarted them.


Match 4: Money in the bank qualifier: Liv Morgan w/Riott Squad vs Nikki Cross

Nikki controls the match early on using her wild and crazy offense as Liv Morgan struggles big time. The only time she gets back into the match is when Ruby Riott distracts the ref allowing Sarah Logan to cheap shot Nikki Cross! From there Liv controls the match though in the closing stages Nikki fights back. This fightback is cut off though as Sarah Logan distracts the ref allowing Ruby to get a cheap shot in. Liv Morgan looks to have the match won until this music hits:



Alexa Bliss makes her way out getting a massive pop in her home state and she is joined by Ember Moon as both women attack Sarah Logan and Ruby Riott on the outside of the ring as revenge for what happened during the number one contender's match last week. Liv Morgan is distracted by what is going on the outside allowing Nikki Cross to roll her up. 1 2 3 Nikki Cross wins and advances to the Money in the Bank ladder match.


Winner via pinfall: Nikki Cross (5:49)

Tom Phillips: Nikki Cross is into the money in the Bank ladder match!

Corey Graves: With a massive assist from Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon!

Byron Saxton: Well I don't normal defend Alexa Bliss's actions but the Riott Squad cost her and Ember Moon the match last week, so turnabout is fair play.

Corey Graves: Two wrongs don't make a right Byron.

The match may be finished but the fight isn't as Liv Morgan slides to the outside leaving Nikki Cross to celebrate in the ring. Liv joins the rest of the Riott Squad as they carry on brawling with Ember Moon and Alexa Bliss, heading towards the back!

Tom Phillips: Guys guys we need to get a camera backstage.

Corey Graves: We will be right back. Don't go anywhere.

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When we come back the camera is shaking as it tries to follow the action and instead we see Charlotte and Shane McMahon talking to each other backstage.

Charlotte: Listen I just think you should do what is right and make it a triple threat at Money in the Bank.

Shane McMahon: Listen I want to but we have already promoted the match. However, I do have a compromise.

Before Shane can finish what he is saying Alexa Bliss, Ember Moon, and the Riott Squad come round the corner. They are still brawling with each other as the Riott squad is starting to take control due to their superior numbers. Shane McMahon gets barrelled over by Bliss and Liv Morgan who are laying into each other. Meanwhile, Ember and Logan are brawling on the floor. Ruby looks like she is about to help Logan when Charlotte Flair stops her.

Charlotte: Oh look who it is.

Ruby Riott: What does the princess want?

Charlotte:
You are the reason I am not fighting for my Smackdown Women's title!

Ruby Riott: I thought the reason for that was you lost at Wrestlemania.

Charlotte responds by slapping Ruby Riott which causes them to start fighting as well! At this point, Shane McMahon has gotten back to his feet as he looks annoyed.

Shane McMahon: Right stop this now! STOP IT!

Eventually, all 6 women stop brawling with each other as they stand facing each other as the tension between the two groups is not gone.

Shane McMahon: OK you 6 women want to fight then next week it will be the Riott Squad vs Alexa Bliss, Ember Moon and Charlotte Flair in a 6 women tag team match! However, there will be a stipulation attached.

That gets the Riott Squad's attention.

Shane McMahon: In 2 weeks Alexa Bliss will be taking on Ember Moon for a spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match. However if the Riott squad win that 6 women tag next week, the person who picks up the decision will be added to that match making it a triple threat.

Alexa Bliss: Fine by me as you have blissed me off!

Ruby Riott: Are you sure you want this short stuff?

Alexa Bliss goes to attack Ruby Riott but Shane holds her back.

Shane McMahon: That is enough before I change my mind.

Charlotte: Shane what about me?

Shane McMahon: Well Charlotte since you never got a rematch for the Smackdown's women title you will be placed into the money in the bank ladder match automatically.

Charlotte lets out a big smug smile as the Riott squad walk off not saying anything. However Alexa Bliss steps forwards confronting Charlotte.

Alexa Bliss:
Oh look what a surprise Charlotte Flair getting handed stuff once again.

Bliss rolls her eyes walking off as Ember Moon suddenly walks up to Charlotte Flair getting in her face staring her down.

Ember Moon: She ain't wrong.

Ember Moon then also walks off as Charlotte stands there not caring, knowing she will now be a part of the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match. We then cut back to the ring and the commentary team.

Corey Graves:
What a great decision by Shane McMahon putting the queen of the women's division in the Money in the Bank ladder match.

Byron Saxton:
Whilst everyone else has to earn their spot in the match? Typical Charlotte Flair.

Corey Graves: She is a Flair. She is genetically superior and main evented Wrestlemania. Shane just knows good business.



Boos from the crowd as the NXT and Smackdown Live tag team champions make their way to the ring though Rowe is tapped up around the ribs from what we can see. Bray Wyatt their leader in recent times is also with them as they walk to the ring with only Hanson stepping inside the ring.

Tom Phillips: Well over the last few weeks Rowe has had a back injury that has kept him out of action but my sources tell me he should be able to return to the ring next week!

Corey Graves:
However tonight Hanson will be taking on Gran Metalik in singles action!

Byron Saxton: And you have to worry for Gran Metalik with the sick and twisted Bray Wyatt in the War Raiders corner, telling them god knows what.



Gran Metalik makes his way out to the ring getting a good pop from the crowd as he is joined by his tag team partner Lince Dorado.

Tom Phillips:
A massive opportunity tonight for Gran Metalik here as a win may put Lucha House party in line for a tag team titles shot at a later date.

Corey Graves: Or an opportunity for more suffering at the hands of Hanson. These two men have cut a path through the NXT tag team division and they were not satisfied with just the NXT tag team titles. They wanted more and Bray offered the chance to get more even more gold.

Match 5: Hanson w/Rowe and Bray Wyatt vs Gran Metalik w/Lince Dorado

Throughout the match Rowe and Bray Wyatt don't get involved instead, they enjoy Hanson doing his thing. Gran Metalik tries to use his speed and his high-flying offense to keep Hanson down. It works for a time until Hanson catches him in mid-air before slamming him down with a massive powerslam. From there Hanson controls most of the match with a few hope spots from Gran Metalik but in the end, the luchador is unable to overcome the larger Hanson who puts him away with a sit-out double under-hook powerbomb.

Winner via pinfall: Hanson (7:00)

Tom Phillips: Well credit to Gran Metalik he tried his best tonight but the size and power of Hanson was too much for him to overcome tonight.

Corey Graves: And Gran Metalik is no slouch in the ring either. He was the runner-up in the Cruiserweight Classic tournament.

Hanson gets his hand raised by the ref as he is joined in the ring by Rowe as both men hold up their NXT and Smackdown tag team titles one in each hand. Meanwhile, Lince Dorado makes his way into the ring to check on his friend Gran Metalik getting the attention of Bray.

Byron Saxton: Guys I don't think Bray Wyatt is done here.

Bray Wyatt starts laying into Lince Dorado beating down on the luchador hitting him with several punches before he hits him with a Sister Abigail! Bray then shouts something to Hanson who looks to pick up Lince Dorado when this music plays:



Byron Saxton: Oh my god it is The Hardy Boyz!

Jeff and Matt Hardy make their way out sprinting to the ring with a pair of chairs in hand. Bray Wyatt tells Hanson to drop Lince Dorado as he instructs the pair to leave as he laughs. Meanwhile, in the ring, Jeff checks on Lucha house party whilst the crowd are chanting “delete delete”. Matt Hardy meanwhile stares at Bray Wyatt who lets out a sinister smirk as he leads the War Raiders to the back.

Tom Phillips:
Well you have to wonder if there is some tension there between the former tag team partners Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy.

Corey Graves: Well Matt did throw Bray Wyatt in a lake before they started to team up.

Bray stands at the top of the ramp with Hanson and Rowe behind him as he starts to shout to Matt Hardy in the ring “Abigail has brought me back” cackling like a mad man!

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Asuka makes her way out to the ring as we get ready for the main event of the show as she has her mask on. She gets a loud pop from the crowd excited to hear from the Empress of tomorrow.

Tom Phillips: Well last week the Empress of tomorrow earned the chance to face Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Women's title in 3 weeks at Money in the Bank.

Corey Graves: And you have to remember the last person to beat Becky Lynch in a one on one match was Asuka at the Royal Rumble this year when she forced the man to submit!

Byron Saxton:
And Becky knows that hence why she was happy to see Asuka win last week. The man craves her next big challenge and Asuka can provide that!

Corey Graves: Becky says she was happy but I am not sure. Why would you be happy to face someone that the last time you faced them had your number?

Asuka is now inside the ring with a microphone ready to talk but before she can say a word this plays:



The man Becky “2belts” Lynch makes her way out onto the entrance ramp getting a loud pop from the fans as she looks to join Asuka in the ring.

Tom Phillips: The man is here!

Corey Graves: And she is already having to resort to mind games with Asuka due to fear!

Byron Saxton: Or maybe the champ champ wants to hear what Asuka has to say.

Becky Lynch walks down to the ring, noticeably with a slight limp as she sells the damage she took the previous night from Mickie James's attack on Monday night Raw. She steps into the ring as she looks Asuka in the face before she smiles.

Becky Lynch: Now before I get to you I have a message for the person coming for the title on my left shoulder.

Becky lifts up the Raw Women's title for the crowd to see.

Becky Lynch: Mickie James well done you got my attention. Let's see if you regret it.

Cheers from the crowd as Becky sends a message to Mickie James who she will also be facing at Money in the Bank for her Raw Women's title.

Becky Lynch: But now onto the person I was rooting for last week. Now people can talk about not believing that. And they are welcome to be dopes. Looking at you Corey.

Corey on commentary shakes his head whilst Byron laughs at Corey getting called out by Becky.

Becky Lynch: No see I remember the Royal Rumble.

Asuka smiles as Becky carries on.

Becky Lynch: I remember calling you a paper champion and you proved me wrong.

The crowd is a little shocked by Becky admitting she was wrong.

Becky Lynch: I underestimated you and that was a mistake. And I won't make that mistake again at Money in the Bank. I need to beat you.

Cheers from the crowd for the fire as Asuka looks to respond.

Asuka: If you needed to beat me why did you duck me and fight Ronda?

A loud pop from the crowd as Becky lets out a little smirk before responding.

Becky Lynch: Trust me I did not go to Raw because I was afraid. I am the man, I fear nothing and regret less. However, I had unfinished business with the little weirdo and since I pinned her shoulders to the mat she has gone into hiding. But that is what Ronda does when she loses. And that is why I am the man because a loss is an opportunity to improve not go home and cry.

Ooooh from the crowd as Becky looks to carry on.

Becky Lynch:
But when Charlotte beat you I smiled. Because I knew that when I took the Smackdown's Women title from her I would be able to fight you one more time and prove I am the best wrestler on the planet!

Loud cheers from the crowd as Asuka smiles.

Asuka:
At the Royal Rumble you weren't ready for Asuka and at Money in the Bank, you still won't be ready for Asuka.

Asuka drops the microphone before leaving up the ramp as Becky Lynch is left standing in the ring as she once again smirks whilst Asuka walks up the ramp smiling as the show fades to black.


Confirmed matches for next week:

Grudge match:

The Miz vs Drew McIntyre

Money in the Bank qualifier:
Apollo Crews vs Luke Harper

6 woman tag team match:
Riott Squad vs Alexa Bliss, Charlotte and Ember Moon

Main Event:
Daniel Bryan vs Big E

Confirmed matches for May 14th Smackdown Live:

Money in the Bank qualifier:

Alexa Bliss vs Ember Moon






Universal title match:
Seth Rollins (c) vs Bobby Lashley

WWE title 30-minute ironman match:
Kofi Kingston (c) vs Daniel Bryan

Raw women's title match:
Becky Lynch (c) vs Mickie James

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

Men's Money in the Bank ladder match:
Ricochet vs Andrade Cien Almas vs Finn Balor vs AJ Styles vs Buddy Murphy vs Aleister Black vs Apollo Crews or Luke Harper vs
Samoa Joe

Women's Money in the Bank ladder match:

Bayley vs Lacey Evans vs Sonya Deville vs Nikki Cross vs Mandy Rose vs
Charlotte vs Kairi Sane vs Alexa Bliss or Ember Moon

Cruiserweight title ladder match:

Tony Nese (c) vs Rey Mysterio vs Mustafa Ali vs Oney Lorcan vs Chad Gable vs Noam Dar

8-man tag team match:

Roman Reigns, The Miz, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Corporation (Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Elias)

Women's tag team titles match:

The Iiconics (c) vs The Divas of Doom
 
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May 6th 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio

Monday Night Raw starts with the usual introduction before we cut to the commentary team.

Michael Cole: Hello and welcome to Monday Night Raw from Cincinnati, Ohio. And boy do we have a packed show in store tonight.

Corey Graves: That is right Michael, we will see Bayley take on Sonya Deville one on one whilst Kalisto looks to avenge his friend Sin Cara as he takes on Andrade Cien Almas!


Renee Young: And it looks like the Beast-slayer is going to start the show off!

Michael Cole: Well last week Seth Rollins got a measure of revenge on Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley when he beat Lio Rush in the main event of the last week's show.

Corey Graves: Listen Seth is just delaying the inevitable because come Money in the Bank he won't be able to escape from walking armageddon!

Seth Rollins stands in the ring getting cheers from the crowd as he gets ready to speak.

Seth Rollins: Cincinnati, Ohio are you ready to burn it down?

Cheap pop from the crowd.

Seth Rollins: Last week I finally got to beat some sense into that pint-sized punk that Bobby Lashley calls a hype-man. However, I am not done with the pair yet.

Seth Rollins walks towards the part of the ring that faces the entrance ramp.

Seth Rollins: So Bobby Lashley I am not waiting till Money in the Bank. Why don't you come to this ring and fight me right here right now!

Cheers from the crowd as the Universal champion toss the microphone down to the mat as he gets ready for a fight.



Bobby Lashley's music hits as walking armageddon makes his way out joined by his hype man Lio Rush. Seth stands in the ring as he dares Bobby Lashley to join him inside but Lashley chooses to stand at the top of the ramp.

Lio Rush: You think you dictate when he fights you? You are mistaken, Seth. We destroy you on our terms, not yours!

Boos from the crowd as Bobby Lashley starts flexing taunting Seth and the crowd.

Lio Rush: Look at this man. Look at this monster. If he wanted to destroy you, he could walk down to the ring right now and squash you like a bug.

Bobby Lashley keeps on flexing as Seth picks up the microphone he had tossed to the mat.

Seth Rollins: Then how come he is too scared to fight me?

Cheers for the fire shown by Seth Rollins. Lio looks to respond as Bobby Lashley snatches the microphone away from his manager.

Bobby Lashley: You want to fight? Done.

Bobby Lashley throws down the microphone as he starts to walk to the ring with Lio Rush by his side until this music hits:



Paige: Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush stop right now!

Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush pause on the entrance ramp as Paige looks to carry on.

Paige: Seth what did I say last week? I told you I was not going to have my champion fighting in a handicap match when I have an upcoming championship match at Money in the Bank advertised.

Boos from the crowd who want to see Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins go at it. However, Paige lifts her hand in the air looking to appease the fans.

Paige: However I will make a deal with you Seth. If you find a tag team partner by the end of the night, then you two can team up to take on Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush in the main event of the show tonight. If not then the match will not go ahead.

Seth Rollins nods agreeing to those terms as Lio Rush shouts off-mic good luck finding anyone, all of your friends have left you! Seth in the ring however, ignores him as he seems to be thinking about who he is going to ask to team with him tonight.

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When we come back from the commercial break we see Seth Rollins walking through the back as Bobby Roode walks up to him.

Bobby Roode: Seth Rollins, listen you don't have to beg or plead. The glorious one will be more than happy to help carry you to victory like I used to carry Chad Gable.

Seth Rollins does not look impressed but Bobby Roode does not read the room as he looks to carry on.

Bobby Roode: And hell you can reward me for my assistance with a future Universal title shot.

Roode smiles like the smug bastard he is as Seth Rollins shakes his head which angers the glorious one.

Seth Rollins: I had someone else in mind.

Seth Rollins walks off elsewhere as Bobby Roode throws a temper tantrum clearly annoyed at being turned down by Seth Rollins. We would then cut back to the commentary team at ringside.

Corey Graves: How could you turn down the chance to team up with glorious Bobby Roode?

Renee Young: You mean the arrogant Bobby Roode?

Corey Graves: The former NXT, US and Raw Tag team champion Bobby Roode



As the commentary team argues over the merits of picking Bobby Roode, we see Humberto Carrillo walk to the ring getting a polite pop from the crowd as the young high-flier climbs into the ring.

Michael Cole: Humberto Carrillo is 23 years of age and has a lot of potential.

Corey Graves: Well he did until Drew Gulakrealized he was not going to listen to his teachings.

Renee Young: Drew Gulak wanted to take away what makes Humberto Carrillo who he is. Humberto wanted to listen to Drew Gulak and learn from him however, Drew wanted to make Humberto the next Drew Gulak instead of teaching him new skills and helping him improve.



The Cruiserweight champion Tony Nese makes his way out next getting a decent pop from the crowd as he smiles at the crowd and shows off his impressive abs.

Michael Cole: Well this will be a big test for Humberto Carrillo tonight as he looks to prove himself against the Cruiserweight champion.

Corey Graves: I have to question Tony Nese's intelligence since he is happy about defending his title in a match as chaotic as a ladder match!

Renee Young: He wants to face new challenges and new opponents to test himself! He is not someone who wants to rest on his laurels.

Tony Nese steps into the ring as he passes the title to the referee who holds it in the air before passing it to the timekeeper. Nese would then offer Humberto Carrillo a handshake. Humberto agrees and they shake hands before each going to their own corners as the match begins.


Match 1: Tony Nese vs Humberto Carrillo

Tony Nese and Humberto Carrillo meet in the center of the ring as they lock up and via for control. Carrillo surprises Nese with his ability to get him on the ground clearly picking up something from Gulak and Gallagher. He starts trying to wear down the champion and it is working. At this point, however, Nese realizes he needs to change things up as he starts to hit Carrillo with several German suplexes. Nese starts to take control of the match and starts hitting Carrillo with several suplex variants and even a deadlift powerbomb for a near-fall. Carrillo though shows his heart and is able to survive the onslaught from Nese. Carrillo catches Nese with a shock roll up at one point nearly getting the win but the champion kicks out just in time!

Carrillo, as it comes to the closing stages, is able to get back into it as he dodges out of the way of the running Kneese. He peppers Nese with several kicks to the head and chest working over the champion. He hits him with a standing moonsault getting a close two count once again before he makes his way to the top rope as he looks for the rounding moonsault but Nese gets his knees up in time! Carrillo gets up to his feet clutching his gut as Nese quickly responds with a DDT. Nese then grabs hold of Carrillo deadlifting him off the mat and powerbombs him onto the turnbuckle! Nese does not waste a second as he runs to the opposite turnbuckle before he charges in hitting him with the running kneese. 1 2 3 Tony Nese picks up the win!


Winner via pinfall: Tony Nese (12:31)

Tony Nese gets up to his feet as he looks not just happy to have won tonight but almost relieved to have won the match today against the very game Humberto Carrillo.

Michael Cole: What a performance by both men tonight!

Corey Graves: An impressive performance as always by the Cruiserweight champion but Humberto Carrillo will have impressed a lot of people tonight which such a performance at a young age.

Humberto Carrillo gets up to his feet still selling the damage done by the running kneese as he uses the ropes to help himself up. Tony Nese meanwhile turns around to see the young kid rising to his feet and walks over to him. Nese would then once again stick out a hand offering a handshake to the young kid and Humberto accepts.

Renee Young: And even after a hard-fought match Tony Nese showing some great sportsmanship tonight.

Tony Nese then leaves Humberto Carrillo to pose in the ring and celebrate with the fans as he leaves the ring and heads towards the back. As he does we cut to the backstage area as we see Oney Lorcan who just watched the end of the match as he shakes his head.

Oney Lorcan: Pathetic

Oney Lorcan turns around as he bumps into Chad Gable.

Chad Gable: What was pathetic about that? Showing some sportsmanship?

Oney Lorcan: Sportsmanship gets you nowhere. Trust me I learned that in NXT. Me and Danny Burch tried being sporting in NXT and it got us nowhere.

Chad Gable: Well I believe that being a good sport is the correct way for a superstar to behave. How about next week we settle this in the ring?

Oney Lorcan: If you want to get destroyed before Money in the Bank, be my guest.

Oney Lorcan barges past Chad Gable who shakes his head before walking off looking to find the Raw commissioner Paige to get that match made official for next week.


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Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to the ring to a loud pop from the crowd due to the episode taking place in his home state of Ohio! He looks a little bit down as he walks to the ring.

Michael Cole: Well last week DolphZiggler made his return to the WWE in a losing effort to Samoa Joe.

Corey Graves: There is no shame in losing to a beast like Samoa Joe. He has been damn near unstoppable since becoming United States champion and the thought of him becoming Mr Money in the Bank has to be terrifying for Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston!

Dolph Ziggler steps inside the ring as he grabs a microphone from someone at ringside as he takes a moment to compose himself as the crowd are still cheering for him loudly.

Dolph Ziggler: Thanks guys but I am not sure I deserve this kind of reaction.

Ziggler shakes his head as the crowd boo that statement.

Dolph Ziggler: Last week I made my return after a few months off, ready to come back and become a 3-time United States champion. But I came up short.

Ziggler looks down at the mat before shaking his head.

Dolph Ziggler: Now I know how great Samoa Joe is but I hold myself to a high standard or I used to. These last few years I have become a shadow of myself. Whilst I was away I was watching Smackdown Live.

He takes a moment composing himself.

Dolph Ziggler: And I saw the rise of Kofi Kingston.

The crowd starts to chant for Kofi Kingston which brings a smile to the face of Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph Ziggler: Kofi and I for many many years were rivals constantly battling for the Intercontinental and United States title so I know how good Kofi is and to finally see him get his chance after so many years, it was great but I was left thinking one thing. That it should have been me.

Some boos from the crowd but Ziggler holds his hand up.

Dolph Ziggler: I don't mean to take away from Kofi's moment I really don't. What he did was incredible and he deserves to be WWE champion. However watching it all I could think is how the last few years of my career, I have failed.

Ziggler takes a moment sighing.

Dolph Ziggler: I watched the fire he showed, the performances he put in and I realized I didn't have the same fire anymore. Along the way, I lost something. I lost a piece of myself. And if you have not got the fire any more you have to question if you should still be doing this anymore.

The crowd think they know where this is going and chant please don't go. However, before Dolph Ziggler can say anything this music hits:



Bobby Roode makes his way out getting loud boos as he starts to walk to the ring noticeably without his robe and with a microphone in his hand.

Bobby Roode: Dolph, when I look at you what I see right now, is a failure.

Loud boos from the home state crowd as Roode just shakes his head.

Bobby Roode: I mean if anything this proves that listening to this crowd is pointless as they still cheer for you even though you have let them down time and time again.

Bobby Roode joins DolphZiggler in the ring.

Bobby Roode: Do you know how long it took for me to get to this company? And then to watch someone like you get the opportunity to fail time and time again makes me sick!

Ziggler is starting to get annoyed as Roode gets right in Ziggler's face!

Bobby Roode: So do everyone a favor and just...

ZIGGLER HEADBUTTS ROODE! Roode drops the microphone as Ziggler has had enough of Roode and starts laying in him with several wild punches to cheers from the crowd! Ziggler gets up as he is very heated as he lets out a shout before he looks to hit Bobby Roode with a superkick but Roode dodges, low blowing Ziggler!!! Very loud boos from the crowd as Roode gets up to his feet looking annoyed.

He starts laying into Ziggler with some punches of his own before lifting him up off the mat and planting him with the Glorious DDT! Roode gets up to his feet as he still looks angry and slides out of the ring making his way over the timekeeper's area as he looks to grab a steel chair! He makes his way back into the ring as Ziggler is on his knees still selling the glorious DDT as Roode brings the chair down slamming it onto his back! He hits him with it numerous times before putting the chair onto the mat. He takes a moment before he grabs hold of Ziggler.

Michael Cole: No Bobby don't do this!

Bobby Roode DDT's Dolph Ziggler onto the steel chair getting loud boos from the crowd. Bobby Roode then stands in the ring as he poses over Dolph Ziggler.

Renee Young: There is no need for that attack by Bobby Roode tonight.

Corey Graves: I am not condoning what Bobby Roode did tonight but it seems to me he wanted to make a statement tonight.

Michael Cole: Well whilst medics come down to make sure DolphZiggler is OK we are just cutting to a commercial break.


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When we return from the commercial break as Bobby Roode is walking through the back with a smug look on his face as he is stopped by Charly Caruso.

Charly Caruso: Bobby, Bobby why did you attack Dolph Ziggler?

Bobby Roode: Why? Why?

Bobby Roode looks insulted to have even been asked that question.

Bobby Roode: That guy has been here for years and keeps on wasting everyone's time being a total failure! I am the most glorious superstar on this roster and tonight I sent a message that I am no longer wasting any time! It is time for a change and to make Raw glorious. Seth Rollins showed me total disrespect refusing to pick me tonight to team with him in the main event. I hope you were watching Rollins because that is what you missed out on!

Bobby Roode walks off as we cut back to the ring and the commentary team.

Corey Graves: Well the blame has to go to Seth Rollins for me. If he had made the correct choice and picked Bobby Roode to team with him in the main event this would have never had happened.

Renee Young: You cannot be serious?



Kalisto makes his way out joined by his friend Sin Cara as they start to make their way down to the ring.

Michael Cole: Well onto the match that will be happening right now, 2 weeks ago Andrade Cien Almas beat Sin Cara in a Money in the Bank qualifier. After the match, Andrade looked to add insult to injury but Kalisto stopped Andrade from doing any more damage to his friend!

Corey Graves: Well Kalisto may have made an error angering Andrade who will not take someone getting involved in his business well.



Andrade Cien Almas makes his way out next getting boos from the crowd as he is joined by his business manager Zelina Vega. Andrade looks focused as he walks to the ring whilst Zelina gives him some instructions before he makes his way into the ring.

Michael Cole: Well Zelina Vega has helped lead Andrade to success in NXT and whilst he had a rough time on Smackdown Live, he still showed a lot of promise and was in the final 4 of the royal rumble this year.

Corey Graves: Andrade has all the tools to be a success in the WWE and if I know Zelina Vega she will be doing her research on each of the previous Money in the Bank ladder matches so her client is fully prepared to win!

Andrade makes his way into the ring as Kalisto looks fired up and wants to go right after Andrade. Andrade responds by stepping through the ropes. Zelina tells the ref to back Kalisto up which he does. Once Andrade makes his way back inside the ref rings the bell getting this underway.


Match 2: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs Kalisto w/Sin Cara

Kalisto comes charging at Andrade right at the start but Andrade responds by rolling out of the ring taunting the luchador one more time. He spends the first minute or so rolling in and out of the ring to annoy Kalisto before dodging a suicide dive from Kalisto! Andrade looks to pounce on this mistake and starts to lay into Kalisto using his size advantage to really hurt Kalisto. Kalisto does get some hope spots throughout the match but in the end, Andrade is too much for him as he plants him with the hammerlock DDT for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Andrade Cien Almas (8:38)

Corey Graves: Andrade Cien Almas picks up another win tonight!

Michael Cole: I may not like the tactics he uses but you can't argue with the results.

Corey Graves: Zelina Vega is a tactical genius and knows how to lead her client to success. She did it in NXT and she is going to do it on Monday Night Raw mark my words!

Andrade Cien Almas is shown celebrating in the ring as Zelina Vega raises the hand of her client. Meanwhile, on the outside of the ring, Kalisto is joined by his friend Sin Cara who consoles him after his loss tonight. We would then cut to the back as we see Karl Anderson who has some tapes on his arms and back walking to the ring when he is stopped by AJ Styles.

AJ Styles: Karl, Karl where are you going?

Karl Anderson: Were do you think AJ? I am going to go kick Braun's head in for what he did to me and Luke last week.

AJ Styles stands in front of him.

AJ Styles: You are still injured. Are you stupid?

Karl Anderson responds by shaking his head and sighing.

Karl Anderson: Wow you have changed AJ.

AJ Styles: No I haven't. Fighting Braun in your condition is suicidal.

Karl Anderson: The old AJ would go out there straight away and look for revenge. AJ you have become a coward.

Karl Anderson walks off as AJ slams his hand down on a production crate clearly frustrated and annoyed that he has been called a coward by one of his close friends.


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Braun marches out to the ring letting out a massive roar as he makes his way onto the entrance ramp.

Michael Cole: Well last week we saw why you do not make the monster among men Braun Strowman angry when he destroyed both of the Good Brothers in the parking lot.

Renee Young: Yeah Luke Gallows ended up being put through a car!

Michael Cole: That is right Renee and Luke Gallows will be back next week but this week he has gone to a local medical facility to recover from the injuries sustained in that attack.

Corey Graves: Braun Strowman is an out of control monster. Someone needs to stop him.

Renee Young: You volunteering Corey?

Braun is about halfway down the ramp when suddenly we see Karl Anderson charging down the ramp and clobber Braun from behind!

Michael Cole: Anderson is not waiting to get his hands on Braun.

Corey Graves: This is smart by Karl Anderson.

Renee Young: What making Braun even angrier is smart?

Corey Graves: No, he knows he is not at 100% and needs to end this early. What better way to have a chance of doing that than by catching Braun by surprise!

Karl Anderson pounds away on Braun before lifting him up and tossing him into the steel ring post! Karl Anderson is not done there as he slams Braun's head into the ring post a couple of times before he rolls the monster into the ring. Karl Anderson gets into the ring as the ref looks to check on Braun. However, Karl Anderson does not take this well grabbing the referee by the shirt demanding he rings the bell starting the match which the ref does!


Match 3: Karl Anderson vs Braun Strowman

Once the ref rings the bell Karl Anderson starts laying into Braun Strowman with numerous punches as he looks to batter the monster among men. What is noticeable throughout the match he does not go for a cover, just looking to hurt Braun. However, after a couple of minutes, Braun forces Karl Anderson off of him and he ain't happy. He starts battering him with several punches before slamming him down to the mat numerous times. Braun gets Karl Anderson up into the air looking to him with the running powerslam but Karl Anderson counters with an eye rake causing Braun to let go of Karl Anderson. Anderson lands on his feet and kicks Braun right between the legs causing the ref to ring the bell!

Winner via DQ: Braun Strowman (3:40)

Braun Strowman falls to the mat clutching his balls after that kick to the dick. Karl Anderson looks angry as he makes his way out of the ring and pulls up the apron as he looks for a weapon to do more damage to Braun.

Michael Cole: Well Anderson knew he was in trouble and took the cheap way out!

Corey Graves: This match was not about winning Michael, it was about hurting Braun and getting revenge. Karl does not care about losing this match. He just wants to hurt Braun.

Karl Anderson comes out from under the ring apron with a kendo stick in hand as he slides back into the ring as he approaches Braun who is gets back up to his feet! He cracks Braun over the head with the kendo stick but Braun just stands there no selling it and roars! Karl Anderson freezes for a minute but goes for another swing. Braun then catches the stick, ripping it from Anderson hands. He then lifts it into the air and brings it down onto his knee snapping it in half!

Renee Young: Well it looks Braun is going to hurt Karl Anderson instead!

Michael Cole: AJ Styles made the save for his friend Karl Anderson tonight and you have to wonder what would have happened to him without AJ's help tonight.

Braun Strowman meanwhile rises to his feet as he sees AJ and Karl Anderson going up the ramp as he points at AJ on the ramp and promises he is next!

Corey Graves: Well AJ may have been saving his friend but he made a massive mistake angering the monster among men.


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Boos from the crowd as the Women tag team champions start to make their way to the ring with microphones in their hands and the tag team titles around their waist.

Michael Cole: Well it looks like next, we are going to hear from the Women's tag team champions The Iiconics.

Corey Graves: I cannot wait to hear what Peyton Royce and Billie2belts have to say.

Renee Young: Corey please stop trying to make that a thing. Please.

Corey Graves: You just ain't hip with what the kids are into Renee.

The Iiconics are now in the ring as they look at the crowd with disgust.

Peyton Royce: Tell me something, Billie.

Billie Kay: Anything Peyton.

Peyton Royce: Has there ever and I mean ever been anything iconic to come out of Ohio?

Billie Kay starts to scratch her head and acts like she is thinking before she shakes her head.

Billie Kay: No Billie. This state is pretty lame.

Cheap heat as Peyton puts her hand up in the air as she looks to speak.

Peyton Royce: Yes but everywhere we go we make things

Both: Iconic

Both say the line at the same time getting boos from the crowd and a few eye rolls from the crowd as well.

Billie Kay: Listen you guys can hate on us but we are true icons. I mean no one cared about these titles no one cared whilst Bayley and Banks were champions.

Peyton Royce: No we have made these titles iconic and mean something.

Billie Kay: We have been a team longer than anyone else in WWE and will be long after.

Peyton Royce: I mean Banks and Bayley are always fighting. We never fight.

Billie Kay: No cause you are my best friend.

Peyton Royce: Aw Billie you are my best friend.

Both start jumping up and down saying “yeah us” as the crowd boo the antics of the pair however the boos change to cheers when this hits:



Beth Phoenix and Natalya both make their way out onto the entrance ramp as they look to walk to the ring however as soon as they get near the ring the tag team champions slide out to boos from the crowd. Beth shakes her head not looking impressed.

Beth Phoenix: Yeah you run away like always when facing a real challenge.

Peyton Royce: We are not running away. Billie is not cleared to compete as she has a dodgy tummy.

Billie starts rubbing her stomach as Natalya rolls her eyes in almost disbelief at the awful excuse.

Natalya: You cannot be serious right now.

Billie Kay: Hey I am suffering over here.

Beth though is not buying any of this and looks to climb through the ropes. The Iiconics, however, run away from the pair before Beth can catch them. Beth makes her way back into the ring and takes the microphone from her tag team partner Natalya.

Beth Phoenix: Keep on running because in 2 weeks time when you finally have to step into the ring with us we will show you what used to happen to everyone that got in our way. And there will be no talking your way out of us slamming both of you down to the mat and taking those titles.

The Divas of Doom toss the microphones down as they stand tall in the ring.

Michael Cole: Strong words from the Divas of Doom tonight.

Corey Graves: Is there no sympathy for the poor Iiconics? Billie Kay has a weak stomach and she still came out here to see her many fans. What a true icon.

Renee Young: Corey you cannot be falling for that. Billie was clearly faking it as an excuse not to fight Beth and Natalya.

Corey Graves: Are you are a doctor Renee? What a heinous accusation you have just made.

Before the two can argue any longer we see Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins on the way to the ring.

Michael Cole: Well up next we will see one-half of the Raw tag team champions Zack Ryder in action against Rusev. Don't go anywhere.


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Zack Ryder's music hits as Curt Hawkins joins his partner on the way to the ring with them holding their Raw tag team titles in the air for the crowd to see.

Michael Cole: Zack Ryder and Hawkins have been on a hell of a roll since they pulled off a miracle at Wrestlemania becoming Raw tag team champions, bringing Curt Hawkins losing streak to an end!

Corey Graves: Well that winning run surely will come to an end against the Bulgarian brute tonight.

Zack Ryder steps into the ring whilst Curt Hawkins gives a few kids in the front row as he gives them inspirational speeches.



Rusev marches out to the ring as he is joined by his wife Lana and his tag team partner Shinsuke Nakamura. Rusev looks to be in an angry mood as he joins Ryder inside the ring.

Renee Young: Well next week the Raw tag team titles will be on the line as Hawkins and Ryder will defend those belts against Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Michael Cole: And it will be a threat the pair will have yet to deal with during this title reign with the presence of Lana at ringside!


Match 4: Rusev w/Shinsuke Nakamura and Lana vs Zack Ryder w/Curt Hawkins

The match gets underway with Ryder looking to lock up with the stronger Rusev but this proves to be a mistake as Rusev easily overpowers the broski. Zack Ryder throughout the match keeps on fighting and trying to overcome the power of Rusev. Rusev though is too tough for him to overcome on his own and in the end, Rusev hits him with the Machka Kick for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Rusev (6:25)

Curt Hawkins on the outside looks devastated by Ryder's loss whilst Lana and Shinsuke Nakamura celebrate Rusev's win tonight.

Michael Cole: A big win for Rusev tonight but will he and Nakamura pick up the win when they face Ryder and Hawkins for the Raw tag team titles next week?

Renee Young: Curt Hawkins looks like he just lost all of the confidence when that 3-count happened.

Corey Graves: Listen the recent run Hawkins has been on with Ryder since Wrestlemania is the outlier. Hawkins was on a 269 match long losing streak and next week when he defends those tag team titles he faces two former United States champions and a royal rumble winner. The fairytale will come to an end I assure you.

Curt Hawkins slides in the ring to check on his friend as we see Lana say something quietly to Shinsuke. Shinsuke Nakamura slides into the ring and hits Curt Hawkins with a Kinshasa to the back of his head!

Renee Young: Shinsuke with a cheap attack on Curt Hawkins.

Corey Graves: Never turn your back on the king of strong style Renee!

Shinsuke rises up to his feet as Lana and Rusev join him in the ring as they stand tall over the Raw tag team champions as a sign of what is to come?


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We return from the ad break as we see the Raw tag team champions walking through the back not looking happy at the loss with Curt Hawkins taking it especially hard.

Curt Hawkins: Dude I think we are in trouble.

Zack Ryder: Bro, we will be fine. I may have lost tonight but this is not the start of another losing streak for you or me. Wrestlemania you broke that curse, OK bro.

Curt Hawkins looks unsure what to say when Jey Uso walks up to the pair as he jovially slaps the chest of Curt Hawkins.

Jey Uso: Are you really that down after one loss? Man, you are locking yourself up in your very own Uso penitentiary.

Curt Hawkins does not look up shaking his head as Zack Ryder looks to respond.

Zack Ryder: Listen Jey he will be fine.

Jey Uso: I am sure he will Uce but you have another problem when fighting Rusev and Nakamura. Lana.

Hawkins nods.

Curt Hawkins: See Ryder our dream is over.

Jey Uso: Dude you need to get out of your mental prison. And I have a solution to the Lana problem. Girl wants to make fun of my brother so I promise, that next week I will be there at ringside to stop her from getting involved. Uso has got your back!

Jey Uso sticks out a fist as the other two fist bump him, letting out a smile.

Jey Uso: See that is the positive attitude you need if you are going to stay tag team champions!

Jey Uso slaps the two on the back as we cut to Seth Rollins who is still looking for a tag team partner for the main event. We see him walking through the back as he sees EC3 is flexing in front of a mirror in a workout area backstage with Drake Maverick stood there holding a towel for him. Seth Rollins shakes his head before clearing his throat.

Seth Rollins: Sorry was I interrupting anything?

Both men turn around to see Seth Rollins stood there. EC3 carries on flexing as Drake Maverick steps in between the two men.

Drake Maverick: Ethan is busy at the moment. What were you here for Seth?

Seth Rollins: I mean he is right there...

Drake Maverick: Ethan is busy at the moment as I just said...

EC3: Drake, Drake it is fine. I will make time to help one of the less fortunate.

Seth Rollins: Sorry did you call me less fortunate? I would say with this title I am doing pretty well for myself.

EC3 responds by laughing.

EC3: You are not part of the 1% like me. You may think you know success, hell the morons who come to this arena may think they know success but unless you are part of the elite like me you won't be a success. However, I know why you are here.

Seth Rollins: Do you now?

EC3: You want me to help you tonight and the answer is no. I am a very busy man and I have many meetings to attend tonight. Ain't that right Drake?

Drake Maverick: Yes yes you are right Ethan. In 30 minutes you...

Seth Rollins: Let me stop you there. I did not come to ask you. I came to ask Drake Maverick.

EC3: Him?

Seth Rollins: Yeah I mean Lio Rush is a very short man and I want it to be a fair fight.

Drake slams down the clipboard he is holding as he points at the Universal champion.

Drake Maverick: Now listen here I am regular height thank you very much. You are just very tall!

EC3, however, stops his manager from getting into a fight with Seth Rollins who is laughing to himself.

Seth Rollins: OK Drake I see you are very busy. I guess I will have to find someone else.

Seth walks off as he carries on looking for a tag team partner for the main event whilst Drake Maverick is still really wound up by Seth Rollins jab at his height.


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Noam Dar makes his way onto the entrance ramp getting boos from the crowd as he walks onto the entrance ramp with a cocky smirk on his face.

Michael Cole: Well up next we will see two men who will be in the Cruiserweight title match at Money in the Bank go head to head as Noam Dar takes on Mustafa Ali.

Renee Young: This match was made by our commissioner after Mustafa Ali's challenge last week in the ring.

Corey Graves: Noam Dar may be a young kid but he is one of the last people you want to face before entering a ladder match. His champagne superkneebar is lethal and the last thing you want to enter a ladder match with is an injury to your leg!



Mustafa Ali makes his way out getting a loud pop from the fans before running to the ring and joining Noam Dar inside the ring, as he chooses to call Ali a dafty.

Renee Young: Well he was called the heart of 205 Live for a reason. Ali believes in doing what is right no matter the cost.

Corey Graves: And that kind of attitude got him injured by Randy Orton earlier this year costing him a chance at the WWE title.


Match 5: Mustafa Ali vs Noam Dar

Early on Noam Dar spends a lot of the match trying to go after the legs of Ali looking to set up for the champagne superkneebar however Ali is too quick for Dar as he fends him off fairly easily. Ali uses his unique offense to stay in control until Dar dodges a tope con hilo causing Ali to crash and burn on the ring floor. From there Dar starts working over Ali as he lays into him with many kicks and targets the leg a lot looking to set him up for the champagne superkneebar. Ali though survives the onslaught and fights through the pain. We get to the end of the match as Ali is taking control when Dar is suddenly able to lock in the champagne superkneebar on his right leg.

Ali is in a lot of pain as he teases tapping but makes it to the ropes. Dar lets go on the count of 3 as he makes his way towards the corner of the ring sizing up Ali getting ready to hit the Nova Roller but Ali dodges out of the way! Ali looks to hit a superkick but Dar kicks him in the leg causing him to fall down clutching his right leg in pain! Dar then looks to the top rope and starts to make the climb! However, Ali meets him on the top rope and fires off some punches! Both men battle for control but Dar knocks him back down sending Ali backwards a little. However, Ali responds to this by springboarding off the ropes and hitting Dar with a top rope Spanish Fly!!! Ali makes the cover 1 2 3 Ali picks up the win!


Winner via pinfall: Mustafa Ali (11:47)

Michael Cole: Did you guys just see that?

Corey Graves: Credit to Noam Dar he put on a hell of performance tonight but Mustafa Ali was just too much for him tonight!

Mustafa Ali gets up to his feet selling the damage he did to himself with not only that move but also his leg which Dar placed in the champagne superkneebar! Noam Dar meanwhile is only just getting up due to the impact of the Spanish fly.

Corey Graves: But one key thing of note is how much Ali is limping due to the damage done to his leg tonight!

Renee Young: It shows the heart of Ali Corey.

Corey Graves: But also a lack of intelligence. He could now go into the cruiserweight title match in 2 weeks with an injured leg! The last thing you want in a ladder match.

Mustafa Ali slaps hands with some of the fans once onto the entrance ramp but is still limping and selling the leg whilst Dar lets out a slight smile in the ring knowing he may have lost the battle tonight but he may yet win the war.


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Mickie James makes her way out to the ring after the commercial break as she has a massive smile on her face.

Michael Cole: Well last week we saw Mickie James attack Becky Lynch in a brutal assault after she had defeated Billie Kay.

We cut to a recap of the attack by Mickie James as it finishes, showing Mickie James hit Becky with the Mickie-DDT onto the Raw Women's title.

Michael Cole: And then after the assault Mickie defended her actions saying Becky Lynch disrespected her.

Corey Graves: Which she did.

Renee Young: So you are justifying her attack?

Corey Graves: Listen if you call a freaking legend like Mickie James someone's bitch you are asking for what she did to Becky last week! There is a thing called respect Renee.

Mickie James is now in the ring as she gets booed by the crowd but she lets out a crazy smile almost enjoying the boos from the crowd.

Mickie James: Last week...

Mickie chuckles to herself.

Mickie James: Last week I gave Becky what she deserved.

Boos from the crowd.

Mickie James: She thought all I was is some sidekick! Do you think that now?

Mickie takes a moment walking around the ring with a smirk before stopping.

Mickie James: Actually let's talk about my time with Alexa Bliss for a moment. Time for a little trip down memory lane. I will fill you guys in since you lot can't remember anything past 4 weeks ago.

Boos from the WWE universe not taking being mocked well.

Mickie James: I made my return to this company in 2017 and do you know what I did? I stopped Becky from becoming Smackdown Women's Champion!

She lets out a massive smile.

Mickie James: And do you want to know why I did that? Because her talk about changing the game makes me sick. Even back then she would walk around talking about changing the game backstage and disrespecting everything I had done in the past!

Boos from the crowd as Mickie carries on her rant.

Mickie James: I am a 6-time Women's champion! I was changing the game long before Becky Lynch and her “four horsewomen” were around.

The crowd starts up a “Becky” chant which gets the attention of Mickie.

Mickie James: Yes chant for her all you want because in 2 weeks I end the hype of the man. I am not Alexa Bliss's bitch. I am a god damn freakin...



Becky Lynch's music hits as the man of WWE sprints to the ring noticeably without both of her title belts clearly not wanting to be weighed down in her attempts to get her hands on Mickie James. She slides into the ring as she looks to get her hands on Mickie. Mickie tries to slides under the bottom rope but Becky grabs her by the hair bringing her back into the center of the ring!

Renee Young: Well it looks like the man has come around guys!

Becky pounces on Mickie as she starts laying into her with several blows before she looks to grab hold of Mickie James's arm as she is about to go for the dis-arm-her but Mickie responds by scratching Becky in the face! Becky rolls back for a moment as Mickie James runs up the ramp. Becky in the ring grabs her face very angry as she rolls out of the ring and runs up the ramp looking to get her hands on Mickie James.

Michael Cole: Guys we are going to a commercial break whilst we try to get a camera backstage to see what is going on. Don't go anywhere.


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When we return from the commercial break we see Becky Lynch storming through the backstage area. She comes to a hallway with a bunch of locker rooms as she starts kicking down the doors!

Becky Lynch: Mickie! Where the hell are you!

She looks into one room but does not see anyone so carries on. She gets to the next one kicking it down as she steps inside. We see the camera however follow Becky in as we see Beth Phoenix and Natalya stood up confused.

Beth Phoenix: What the hell are you doing in our locker room?

Becky Lynch: Where is Mickie James?

Beth Phoenix: Well she is obviously not in here so you have 3 seconds to get out of this room before I make you regret it! Don't think I have forgotten your words about my husband.

Becky Lynch: Aw did he not follow my advice to mind his neck?

Beth reaches back ready to attack Becky but Natalya steps in between the two women stopping the fight from happening.

Natalya: Becky as your friend I think it is time for you to leave.

Becky, however, shakes her head.

Becky Lynch: You think I forgot about you helping Ronnie prepare for Wrestlemania?

Natalya quickly shuts her mouth as Becky continues.

Becky Lynch: When you two want a real fight you know where I am. However, right now I have Bliss's bitch to find. But Beth? Take care of yours for me.

Beth looks to get at Becky once again but Natalya holds Beth back as we cut back to the ring.

Corey Graves: Becky seems to be making more enemies by the day.

Michael Cole: Well Becky has shown in the past that she can not only talk the talk but also walk the walk.

Renee Young: I don't know if it is a good idea to wind up the Glamamazon especially mentioning her husband Edge.


Sonya Deville makes her way out to the ring as she is joined by Mandy Rose with only Sonya dressed to compete tonight.

Michael Cole: Well right now we are going to see a Money in the Bank preview as Bayley looks to get her hands on one half of fire and desire.

Corey Graves: Lucky for Bayley she is not facing god's greatest creation, Mandy Rose.


Bayley makes her way out next getting loud cheers from the crowd as she joins Sonya Deville inside the ring.

Renee Young: Well Bayley wanted to get her hands on Fire and Desire after their antics over the last few weeks and tonight she gets her wish.

Corey Graves: Well maybe they are looking to be friends with her. I mean Bayley could do with some good friends since her only “friend” has ditched her.


Match 6: Bayley vs Sonya Deville w/Mandy Rose

Bayley and Sonya put on a good showing with both women being fairly evenly matched. However on the outside, Mandy Rose proves to be the difference. Mandy in the closing stages takes the padding off the turnbuckle pad. She then distracts the ref allowing Sonya to send Bayley headfirst into the exposed turnbuckle! Sonya would then grab hold of Bayley hitting her with the Hellevator for the win!

Winner via pinfall: Sonya Deville (8:04)

Corey Graves: Sonya Deville picks up a massive win tonight!

Michael Cole: Not without a gift from Mandy Rose.

Corey Graves: Everything about Mandy is a gift Michael, I am glad you are finally seeing that.

Mandy Rose joins her partner in the ring as they share a hug. Mandy then looks at Bayley and grabs hold of her.

Renee Young: Oh come on guys this is not needed.

Sonya lays into Bayley with a few more hard strikes before Mandy lifts Bayley into the air as she gets ready to hit the bed of roses until:



Kairi Sane sprints to the ring with the golden telescope in hand. Once inside the ring, she uses it like a bat whacking Sonya in the stomach taking her down! Mandy drops Bayley to the mat and slides out of the ring wanting no part of Kairi Sane. Instead, she makes her way over to Sonya and drags her out of the ring as the pair retreat to the back whilst Kairi Sane checks on Bayley.

Michael Cole: Well it is a good thing Kairi Sane has her eye on the treasure because otherwise, Bayley would have been in big trouble!

Corey Graves: Kairi Sane was just lucky Mandy was not in the mood for a fight tonight.

Renee Young: Sure Corey, whatever you say.

Kairi Sane and Bayley in the ring pose for the crowd whilst we see Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville looking on with disgust.

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When we return from the commercial break we see Rey Mysterio as he seems to be in a warehouse-like setup. We can see a wrestling ring set up in the middle of the room and we can see some people stood around including his son Dominick. Rey walks up to his son and gives him a hug.

Dominick: Let's get you ready for Money in the Bank papi.

Rey Mysterio: There is no one I would rather train with than my own son.

We then cut to a training montage as we see the work Rey is putting in to be ready for the Cruiserweight title match at Money in the Bank. At the end of it, we see Rey sitting down on the ring apron with his son as both men share a hug before Rey speaks.

Rey Mysterio: Listen son one day when I retire, you will be carrying on this family's legacy.

Dominick: Dad you still have many years left.

Rey lets out a small laugh before carrying on.

Rey Mysterio: Maybe son maybe but I need to start thinking of the future. And I want to prove I still got it. Though I don't think you will be going for the Cruiserweight title.

The father and son let out a laugh before Rey hops off the ring apron.

Rey Mysterio: Right let's get back to work.

Dominick hops off too as both men go back to work as the camera cuts back to the arena and we see Seth Rollins walking through the backstage area. We see him walk into a locker room as we see him stand there for a moment before the camera cuts to Prince Pretty who is doing some push-ups in the locker room. Breeze has not yet noticed Seth Rollins is stood behind him.

Seth Rollins: Hard at work still I see?

Breeze stops what he is doing before getting to his feet.

Tyler Breeze: Hey if you want to be a champion you need to work for it. That goes for anything.

Seth Rollins: Listen you have been talking about how you want to prove yourself. Well, when I heard I had to have a tag team partner tonight there was only one man I wanted. So how about it Breeze?

Breeze lets out a smile.

Tyler Breeze: Deal.

Seth Rollins shakes his hand.

Tyler Breeze: But one more thing. We need a pre-match selfie for our fans.

Tyler pulls out his phone as Seth smiles for the photo.


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When we come back from the commercial break we return to the commentary desk.

Michael Cole: Well whilst we were gone we heard word from backstage that a match has been made official for next week's Monday Night Raw.

Renee Young: That is right Michael. Chad Gable will be taking on Oney Lorcan 6 days away from the Cruiserweight title match at Money in the Bank.

Corey Graves: Oney will be looking to show Chad Gable that his sportsmanship is a mistake and maybe even take out one of his opponents at Money in the Bank!



Mojo Rawley makes his way out to the ring in his new look as he looks very intense as he marches to the ring to boos from the crowd.

Michael Cole: Well up next a massive opportunity for Mojo Rawley as he takes on our United States champion, Samoa Joe.

Corey Graves: Mojo Rawley has spent the last few months trying to find himself and if he can win tonight this might kick start his career.



Samoa Joe marches out to the ring with the US title as he looks focused ahead of this match.

Renee Young: Since winning at Wrestlemania in a matter of minutes, Samoa Joe has looked damn near unstoppable!

Corey Graves: It took Joe nearly 2 years to get his hands on singles gold on the main roster and now that he has his hands on one title, I am not sure who can stop him from winning the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Michael Cole: And the majority of people who have won the Money in the Bank briefcase have gone on to cash it in successfully.


Match 7: Samoa Joe vs Mojo Rawley

Once this match gets underway, it is a slugfest as Mojo and Samoa Joe both show off their power. Mojo does his best to compete with Samoa Joe but Joe is too tough even for a hyped-up Mojo Rawley. Samoa Joe hits Mojo Rawley with several strikes before grabbing hold of him and locking in the coquina clutch. Mojo tries to get out of the lethal hold but in the end, taps out!

Winner via submission: Samoa Joe (4:52)

Once Mojo Rawley taps out, Samoa Joe tosses him down to the mat like a piece of trash and demands the referee raises his arm into the air.

Michael Cole: Samoa Joe with an impressive win tonight.

Corey Graves: Mojo Rawley is a superstar with a lot of talent and strength so to see Samoa Joe win the power game and force him to tap out shows just how much of a threat Samoa Joe is!

Renee Young: But at Money in the Bank Joe ain't going to be able to win that briefcase by putting it to sleep.

Corey Graves: Yes but if he puts everyone else to sleep in the match Renee who will stop him?

Samoa Joe is given his US title as he holds it in the air with a snarl on his face as we cut to Mike Rome backstage who is ready for an interview.

Mike Rome: Would you please welcome my guest at this time Drew Gulak.

Drew Gulak walks into shot in a with an angry intense look on his face as Mike seems a little worried

Mike Rome: So um Drew can I ask what you meant you last week when you said you were going to save this show? What did you mean by that?

Drew takes a few seconds to react before tilting his head clearly about to explode with rage. He snatches the microphone from Mike Rome before he gets in the interviewers face.

Drew Gulak: Leave. NOW.

Mike Rome sprints off out of the shot as Drew Gulak turns towards the camera.

Drew Gulak: You fools in the crowd think you want all these high-fliers and all these people doing flips? You don't know what you truly want. Look what happened to 205 Live. I tried to save it. I tried to make it a better 205 Live but in the end, it was not worth saving. However, I will save this show. This show will be a no-fly zone.

Drew Gulak drops the microphone on the floor before walking away still looking very intense and scary.


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When we return from the commercial break we cut to a dark room as we see Aleister Black is sat in the room cross-legged on the floor as he is meditating.

Aleister Black: Some people chase glory. Some people chase money. Me? I crave competition. And winning the Money in the Bank briefcase, that will bring the competition I crave.

The camera cuts to Aleister Black's face as he stares at the camera.

Aleister Black: It does not matter if you are a leader of men,

The camera cuts to an image of AJ Styles too sweeting the Club.

Aleister Black: If you are a champion,

The camera cuts to an image of Samoa Joe stood tall holding aloft his US title.

Aleister Black: If you are a familiar foe,

The camera cuts to an image of Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega.

Aleister Black: If you are an unknown factor,

Clips show Apollo Crews and Harper who will fight in the last Money in the Bank qualifier tomorrow night.

Aleister Black: If you are underestimated,

The camera cuts to the images of Buddy Murphy in action “The best-kept secret in WWE”.

Aleister Black: If you have demons of your own,

The camera cuts to an image of regular Finn Balor and then cuts to an image of him in his demon form.

Aleister Black: or if you are a former ally.

The camera cuts to Ricochet and Aleister Black in actions as a team on the main roster and NXT.

Aleister Black: Everyone who tries to stop me will fade, fade to black.

The camera focuses on the candles in the room as they all go out and we cut back to the commentary team ahead of the main event for the evening.

Michael Cole: Well strong words from Aleister Black ahead of the Money in the Bank ladder match next Sunday but on next week's Raw we will see two Money in the Bank preview matches.

Corey Graves: Yes Michael we will see Aleister Black team up with AJ Styles as they take on Samoa Joe and Andrade Cien Almas.

Renee Young: And after Kairi Sane made the save earlier tonight, Paige has made a tag team match for next week's Raw with Kairi Sane teaming up with Bayley to take on Fire and Desire!



Bobby Lashley marches out to the ring with Lio Rush by his side ahead of this tag team contest. Bobby Lashley as always looks to be in a bad mood whilst Lio Rush trash talks the crowd on his way to the ring hyping up what Bobby Lashley is going to do to Rollins and Breeze.

Corey Graves: Well Breeze is trying to get his career back on track after a rough couple of years but he could have made a big mistake taking on Bobby Lashley.

Renee Young: Maybe Corey but Breeze knew his career has been going nowhere and he needed a change. If he can beat the team of Lashley and Rush tonight that might kick start his career again.


Tyler Breeze makes his way out onto the entrance ramp as he has his old selfie stick in hand as he poses on the top of the entrance ramp before taking a picture with some of the fans in the front row.

Corey Graves: And taking selfies before the match is going to help him how?

Michael Cole: I mean it could be argued he was at his best in NXT when he was doing this.

Corey Graves: Yes but how many titles did he win?

Tyler Breeze wisely though chooses to wait on the ramp perhaps knowing Lashley and Rush are likely to cheap shot him if he joins them inside the ring.



Seth Rollins makes his way out with the Universal title around his waist as he joins Breeze on the entrance ramp. Breeze leaves his phone in the corner of the ring whilst Rollins starts for his team. Meanwhile, on the other side of the ring, Lashley starts for his team with Lio Rush stood on the apron taunting Rollins.

Renee Young: Looks like Lashley does not want to wait for Money in the Bank to get his hands on Seth Rollins.

Corey Graves: Lashley is being smart here. He clearly wants to weaken Rollins and force him to enter their title match at Money in the Bank with an injury!


Main Event: Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush vs Seth Rollins and Tyler Breeze

In the early stages of the match, Lashley takes control as he pounds on Seth Rollins looking to hurt the champion. After a while, he makes the tag to the cocky Lio Rush. Lio from there is in control for a while but his arrogance lets Rollins put him down before Seth brings Breeze into the match getting a pop from the crowd. The match goes on from there as Breeze is in control but Rush survives till he can bring Lashley back into the match.

Lashley overpowers Breeze and starts laying into him with numerous power moves. Lashley would also look to keep Breeze in their corner, making many quick tags as they really lay into Breeze in the corner of the ring. Breeze struggles to survive but refuses to go down without a fight. Lashley though is getting a little annoyed that Breeze will not just stay down. Lashley lifts Breeze up for a powerslam but counters with an Implant DDT!

Breeze would then crawl over to his corner and make the tag bringing Rollins into the match! Lashley tags in Rush, with Rollins acting like a man on fire taking down both men in succession. He would then line up the smaller Lio Rush as he hits him with the Curb Stomp! Rollins makes the cover 1 2 Lashley breaks the cover. Lashley picks up Seth as he throws him across the ring and towards Breeze and Rollins's corner.

Lashley charges at him but Seth leapfrogs over him and Breeze pulls down the ropes sending Lashley to the outside. Rollins tags in Breeze before running off the ropes and hitting Lashley with a suicide dive! Rollins would then start battling with Lashley as they start fighting by the barricade. In the ring Breeze waits for Rush to get back up to his feet before connecting with the Beauty shot! 1 2 Lashley and Rollins have gone over the barricade and into the crowd 3! Breeze picks up the win for his team!


Winners via pinfall: Seth Rollins and Tyler Breeze (11:54)

Tyler Breeze gets to his feet in the ring as he looks delighted to have picked up the win tonight as he gets his hand raised by the referee.

Michael Cole: Tyler Breeze picks up a massive win in the main event of Monday Night Raw!

Renee Young: And you can see how much that means to him.

As the commentary team talks about how big of a win this is for Tyler Breeze tonight we cut to the other two men in the Universal title match in 2 weeks as they are brawling through the crowd!

Corey Graves: Whilst it may have been a big win for Breeze tonight I don't think Lashley is done with Seth Rollins by a long shot.

Lashley has taken control of the brawl as he slams Rollins onto the concrete floor in amongst the fans. Lashley would then carry on pounding Seth on the floor with several hard blows.

Michael Cole: Lashley is looking to destroy Rollins here, we need someone out here to stop him!

Corey Graves: Rollins may have won the battle tonight but he could be about to lose the war tonight.

Lashley tells a number of the fans to move out of their seats which they do fairly quickly (plants because no goes to watch WWE live nowadays let's be real) and hits him with a thrust spinebuster onto the chairs in the crowd! Seth clutches his back in tons of pain as Bobby Lashley stands over Seth Rollins looking every bit the dominant monster he is. A bunch of security finally appears to stop him but Lashley looks satisfied with the damage he has already done to Rollins. Medics also start to appear as they check on the Universal champion as the last thing we see is Bobby Lashley stood amongst the booing fans as we fade to black.


Confirmed matches for next week:

Raw tag team titles match:
Ryder and Hawkins (c) vs Rusev and Nakamura


Money in the bank preview match:
Samoa Joe and Andrade Cien Almas vs AJ Styles and Aleister Black

Money in the bank preview match:

Bayley and Kairi Sane vs Fire and Desire

Cruiserweight division match:
Chad Gable vs Oney Lorcan




Universal title match:
Seth Rollins (c) vs Bobby Lashley

WWE title
30 minute ironman match:
Kofi Kingston (c) vs Daniel Bryan

Raw women's title match:
Becky Lynch (c) vs Mickie James

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

Men's Money in the Bank ladder match:
Ricochet vs Andrade
Cien Almas vs Finn Balor vs AJ Styles vs Buddy Murphy vs Aleister Black vs Apollo Crews or Luke Harper vs Samoa Joe

Women's Money in the Bank ladder match:
Bayley vs Lacey Evans vs Sonya Deville vs Nikki Cross vs Mandy Rose vs
Charlotte vs Kairi Sane vs Alexa Bliss or Ember Moon

Cruiserweight title ladder match:
Tony Nese (c) vs Rey Mysterio vs Mustafa Ali vs Oney Lorcan vs Chad Gable vs Noam Dar

8 man
tag team match:
Roman Reigns, The Miz, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Corporation (Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Elias)

Women's tag team titles match:
The
Iiconics (c) vs The Divas of Doom
 
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Smackdown Live kicks off after the usual introduction as Apollo Crews makes his way to the ring!

Tom Phillips: Hello and welcome to Smackdown Live here in Louisville, Kentucky!

Corey Graves: And we are starting the show off big as we will find out the last man to enter the Men's Money in the Bank ladder match as Apollo Crews takes on Luke Harper.

Byron Saxton: Well Smackdown has in the past been known as the land of opportunity and this is a big one for these two men.


Luke Harper makes his way out to the ring getting a small number of boos from the crowd as he has a cold almost psychotic look on his face as he walks slowly to the ring, slightly unnerving Apollo Crews in the ring.

Tom Phillips: Luke Harper is so scary.

Corey Graves: I mean look how many years he spent under the control of Bray Wyatt. And now this monster is on his own. Did you call this an opportunity for Apollo Crews? This feels more like a punishment to me. Stepping into the ring with that crazy monster.

Byron Saxton: Listen whilst Harper may be a scary threat, Apollo Crews has been in WWE for several years now and has been waiting for the chance to break through. Tonight could be the night he breaks through.


Match 1: Money in the bank qualifier: Apollo Crews vs Luke Harper

Apollo Crews starts off on the attack as he really lays into Harper but Harper turns the tables on Crews not only due to his size and power but his surprising agility as well. Crews has a lot of heart which keeps him alive but Harper would soon realize the lengths he is going to have to go to if he wants to put away Crews. In the closing stages, he hits a running sit-out powerbomb on the floor outside the ring! Harper would pick up the prone Crews before sending him back into the ring. Harper drags Crews up one more time before bringing him down with a second running sit-out powerbomb as he hooks the legs and picks up the win!


Winner via pinfall: Luke Harper (9:46)

Luke Harper has a cold blank look as he stares into the hard camera as he stands up, never breaking eye contact with the camera as the referee very timidly makes his way over to Harper to raise his arm after his victory tonight.

Corey Graves: Luke Harper is in the Money in the Bank ladder match!

Tom Phillips: Those powerbombs were so brutal.

Byron Saxton: Luke Harper just wants to hurt people and an environment like the Money in the Bank ladder match will allow him to do just that!

Luke Harper stands in the ring as he licks his lips happy with his handiwork whilst Apollo Crews rolls out of the ring selling the damage done to his back during this match.


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When we return from the commercial break we see Kayla Braxton stood ready for an interview.

Kayla Braxton: Well just now we found out the last entrant into the Men's Money in the Bank ladder match and with me now I have a former Mr Money in the Bank winner The Miz.

The Miz walks into the shot with a smile on his face, wearing a pair of sunglasses. He proceeds to take them off and puts them into his coat pocket.

The Miz: Now that is how you introduce a star, Kayla. I see big things in your future, big things.

Kayla starts to blush.

Kayla Braxton: Thanks Miz. My first question is how are you feeling ahead of your match with the Scottish Psychopath later on tonight?

The Miz: Sore. I got cheap shotted by Shane McMahon and his sycophants last week because they knew what would happen when I step into that ring and face any of them one on one.

???: You fight one on one? Normally you need your wife by your side to help you win.

The Miz turns around as we see Daniel Bryan and Rowan stood there with no love being lost between Daniel Bryan and The Miz after the last year.

Daniel Bryan: I mean Miz you are a perfect example of how fickle these fans truly are.

The Miz: Really? Really? We going to do this.

The Miz is about to get in Daniel Bryan's face when Rowan steps in between both men and towers over The Miz. The Miz, however, chuckles in response.

The Miz: Looks like you have finally realized that you are the coward.

Daniel Bryan: Coward? Rowan and I are the only ones brave enough to talk about the real issues instead of swanning off on private jets to Hollywood! Ruining the planet even more for another straight to DVD movie!

The Miz: It is funny Daniel. You always talked about me being a coward but you hide behind Rowan. You fought against the authority but now you have become everything you hate. You use every cheap trick in the book you can to win matches. Maybe you were always a Miz fan after all.

Daniel Bryan's face goes bright red as Rowan has to almost hold Bryan back who is furious. Miz just smirks however.

The Miz: Or maybe your morals were always...

Miz pauses for a moment trying to think of the right word.

The Miz: Fickle

The Miz walks off with a big smile on his face as Bryan fumes. We then cut back to the commentary team at ringside.

Tom Phillips: Well those were strong words from The Miz for his long-time rival Daniel Bryan.

Byron Saxton: Never thought I would see the day I agree with The Miz on his thoughts about Daniel Bryan.

Corey Graves: That is because you're fickle Byron.

Byron Saxton: Or maybe The Miz changed for the better whilst Bryan changed for the worse.

Corey Graves: Bryan realized that these fans were not going to make the changes needed to save the planet unless shown the way by any means necessary. He is the champion the planet needs.


The Hardy Boyz make their way out getting a loud pop from the crowd as they walk to the ring slapping hands with some of the fans on the way to ringside.

Tom Phillips: Last week we saw the Hardys return after taking some time off after Wrestlemania, saving Lucha House party from an attack by the War Raiders.

Corey Graves: But I think they have made a big mistake. Bray has not forgotten Matt Hardy putting him in the lake of reincarnation and will want revenge.

Byron Saxton: You may be right for once Corey. Bray is a former WWE champion and not someone you want to cross. Plus the War Raiders are an almost unstoppable force with not only the Smackdown tag team titles but the NXT tag team titles in their hands!

Jeff and Matt Hardy look into the crowd who are cheering on the duo in the ring. Jeff has a smile on his face whilst Matt looks quite serious and a little worried?

Jeff Hardy: Last week we came back and we came back for one reason. Those Smackdown tag team titles!

Jeff looks towards his brother almost setting him up to speak but Matt Hardy seems focused elsewhere so Jeff shrugs and carries on talking.

Jeff Hardy: 7 times we have held tag team gold as a team and we want it to become 8 times. Ain't that right Matt? Matt? Yo Matt, what is up?

Matt sighs before he starts to speak.

Matt Hardy: Listen Jeff I don't know if you realize how much of a threat Bray Wyatt truly is.

Jeff Hardy: Listen bro we have fought all kinds of superstars over the years and we have faced people who are not quite there...

Matt Hardy: Jeff I am still woken believe me and trust me when I say this. Bray is a force like nothing else I have faced. I tried to change him and breaking him from the influence of sister Abigail but she has too strong a hold on him!

Jeff Hardy pulls the microphone away from his lips as he starts to talk to Matt off-mic.

Jeff Hardy (off mic): Are you still talking about this woken stuff? Dude I thought you were doing bett...

Suddenly the lights go out and we see Bray Wyatt's face on the titantron. He has a creepy look on his face before he looks to speak.

Bray Wyatt: Matt you tried to corrupt me and change me from the god that sister Abigail made me. Now you want to come and try to take what we have collected through war. For that, you must pay.

The titantron turns off and when they come back on we see The War Raiders stood behind the Hardy Boyz whilst Bray stands on the ramp, distracting the Hardy Boyz. The War Raiders clobber both men from behind and start beating down the Hardy Boyz as Bray looks on laughing to himself like a mad man. The Hardy Boyz start to fight back but Bray slides into the ring attacking Matt Hardy from behind cutting off their momentum straight away!

Byron Saxton: Just when the Hardys were starting to gain the upper hand, Bray Wyatt gets involved!

Corey Graves: That is what smart leaders do Byron. They use the numbers game to their advantage.

Both men carry on the beat down look to hurt the legends of the tag team division and potentially send a message to all future challengers. They each grab a Hardy each lifting them into the air before bringing them down with Thor's hammer! Both men look to pose as Bray shakes his head laughing to himself. He shouts some instructions to the War Raiders before he grabs Matt Hardy by the head and tells him to look!

The War Raiders would then hit Jeff Hardy with Fallout! Matt would try to get Bray off of him but Bray would then quickly transition Matt and plant him with Sister Abigail. Bray would then get on his knees, kneeling next to the prone bodies of the Hardy Boyz as the War Raiders stand behind him as they have yet again left destruction in their wake.

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Tom Phillips: Well before the commercial break we saw one chaotic 3 person unit and right now we will see another in action as the Riott Squad knows a win tonight means one of their members will have a chance to enter the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match.

Corey Graves: That is right Tom. If the Riott Squad win tonight, whoever picks up the winning fall will face Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon for the last spot in the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match.

Byron Saxton: But will they be able to work together to pick up the win with that carrot dangling over them?

Corey Graves: Of course they will Byron. The Riott squad are a well-oiled unit and victory for one is a victory for them all.


Ember Moon's music hits to cheers from the crowd as she makes her usual entrance and does not look happy as she stares down the Riott squad from the entrance ramp.

Tom Phillips: Well last week Ember Moon made it clear she had a problem with the Riott Squad after they interfered in her number one contender's match 2 weeks ago.


Corey Graves: And she will be joined by the Goddess and the Queen tonight!

Alexa Bliss walks out looking very angry as she joins Ember Moon about halfway down the entrance ramp getting a mixed reaction though it's mostly cheering as the two seem to be discussing who is going to be starting the match for their team.


And now those turn to all boos as the Queen Charlotte Flair walks down the ramp, straight past Ember Moon and Alexa Bliss. She climbs over the ropes and points at Ruby Riott demanding she gets in the ring.

Corey Graves: The Queen waits for no one and it looks like she wants to start this match.

Byron Saxton: Charlotte showing how much of a team player she is.

Tom Phillips: And it looks like she has blissed off Alexa straight away.

As Tom said Ember Moon and Alexa Bliss climb onto the apron with Bliss clearly annoyed by Charlotte starting this match but Ember Moon calms her down. Ruby however refuses and Sarah Logan starts the match for the Riott squad.


Match 2: Riott Squad vs Charlotte, Bliss and Ember Moon

Throughout the match it is very clear that whilst the Riott squad works together as a team and are a cohesive unit, Charlotte and Bliss argue with each other throughout the match with Ember Moon having to play peacemaker. Ember Moon gets worked on for a good portion of the match before bringing Bliss back into the match. In the closing stages, Alexa Bliss escapes from Sarah Logan who is laying into her and goes for the hot tag looking to tag Charlotte in but Charlotte drops off the apron and heads up the ramp to boos from the crowd.

Bliss is then forced to tag the weakened Ember Moon in whilst Logan has tags in Ruby Riott. Logan and Ruby double team Ember in the ring whilst Morgan sends Bliss out of the ring. Logan would then pick up Ember Moon as Ruby hits Ember with the Riot kick. 1 Bliss fights off Morgan 2 But Logan stops her 3 Ruby Riott adds herself to the Money in the Bank qualifier next week!

Winners via pinfall: The Riott Squad (7:13)

Tom Phillips: The Riott Squad picks up a massive win tonight!

Corey Graves: And that means Ruby Riott will now have the chance to enter the Money in the Bank ladder match!

Bliss slams the canvas clearly annoyed at having lost this match as she curses Charlotte for ditching them during this match. She makes her way over to Ember Moon to check on her partner tonight when Sarah Logan seeing Bliss pounces on her and lays into Alexa with several punches.

Corey Graves: This is genius! The Riott squad are going to weaken Ruby's opponents ahead of the match next week.

Byron Saxton: I would not call being cowards genius, Corey.

Corey Graves: Well you are stupid Saxton.

All 3 members of the Riott squad beat down Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon really laying into them with several punches before Sarah Logan would hit Alexa Bliss with the Kentucky knee! Liv Morgan meanwhile would drag Ember Moon to her feet planting her with the Jersey codebreaker! Ruby Riott would then tell the pair to place both women in the center of the ring. She would take a moment to steady herself before hitting them both with We Riot! All 3 members of the Riott Squad would then rise to their feet standing over Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon.

Tom Phillips: Well, even more, worrying for Alexa Bliss and Ember Moon is the fact their triple threat match next week will be no DQ, which means the Riott squad can get involved and there is nothing they can do to stop them!

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When we return from the commercial break we can see Drew McIntyre by himself as he looks at the camera with an angry snarl as he is sat on a chair backstage.

Drew McIntyre: Miz you have talked about the value of hard work in the past and that is something I can respect. You see too many people in this locker room are happy to coast and take the scraps they are giving. Just coasting along looking to earn an easy paycheck. But you aren't like that Miz. You have worked hard for everything you have won in the WWE.

Drew at this point would rise to his feet now towering over the person who is holding the camera.

Drew McIntyre: But you want to claim you are the hardest worker here? That is where I draw the line. No one in this locker room has had to work harder than me. When you failed, you were kept around given your own talk show and got given a safety net. When I failed I got fired!

Drew at this point grabs the camera and pushes the poor camera guy to the ground. He stands over the poor guy who is terrified and crawls away. Drew turns the camera towards himself and looks to carry on.

Drew McIntyre: You have never had to leave this company a failure and fight your way back. You say I suck up to Shane McMahon? No, I have respect for the McMahons as they brought me back and gave me the second chance I earned. So if you have a problem with Shane McMahon, you have a problem with me and I will break you so bad, you will want to run to Hollywood and never come back.

Drew McIntyre would then toss the camera to the floor breaking it. He would then walk off as we cut back to the ring.


The crowd lets out a loud cheer as the Intercontinental champion Finn Balor makes his way onto the ramp as he is dressed in street clothes including one of his shirts from WWEshop.com and a leather jacket.

Tom Phillips: Well it looks like we are going to hear from the Intercontinental champion Finn Balor.

Byron Saxton: Well in 2 weeks he will be taking part in the Money in the Bank ladder match and he is someone you should not rule out.

Corey Graves: As great as Finn Balor is, he won't have the demon to help him at Money in the Bank and that could prove to be the difference.

Finn Balor would step inside the ring as the crowd starts to calm down after their initial cheers with a microphone in his hand.

Finn Balor: Louisville how are you doing?

Cheap pop from the crowd.

Finn Balor: Now when I won this title I planned on taking it to new heights and becoming a double champion would do just that.

Finn lets out a smile before carrying on.

Finn Balor: However when I took this title back from Bobby Lashley I was expecting more challenges. I was expecting a target on my back but nothing happened. Maybe people are worried about my demons. Maybe people remember I am the longest NXT champion in history.

A small NXT chant starts up from the crowd who are enjoying Finn Balor bigging himself up.

Finn Balor: Or maybe it is because I was the first-ever Universal champion.

Pop from the crowd as Finn lets out another smile.

Finn Balor: And who knows after Money in the Bank, maybe me and Seth Rollins will have another match.

A burn it down chant is started by the crowd.

Tom Phillips: As Finn just mentioned the winner of the Money in the Bank ladder match will be able to cash in for either the Universal or WWE title.

Finn Balor: But right now I am wondering who the next challenger for this belt is going to be...


The crowd goes wild as the home state boy Ricochet makes his entrance as Finn Balor in the ring lets out a small smile seemingly welcoming the opportunity to fight Ricochet.

Byron Saxton: Oh my god it is the one and only Ricochet.

Corey Graves: Now this would be one hell of an Intercontinental title match. Could you imagine these two men going head to head?

Ricochet has some fun on the outside of the ring slapping hands with a few of the kids in the front row before he joins Finn Balor in the ring, making sure to grab a microphone of his own.

Ricochet: I heard you were looking for competition. Well, homeboy, you are looking right at him.

Pop from the crowd excited at the prospect of seeing Finn Balor vs Ricochet.

Finn Balor: Now this is what I am talking about. Who wants to see Finn Balor vs Ricochet for the Intercontinental title right now!

A loud pop from the crowd hyped for the possibility of this match taking place tonight. However, this music plays:



Corey Graves: The best-kept secret in WWE Buddy Murphy!

Tom Phillips: Last week this man made his debut on Smackdown Live putting in an impressive performance to defeat Cedric Alexander and joining these two men in the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2 weeks.

Byron Saxton: Whilst I did not like some of the tactics he used, he is still one hell of a competitor and now he is off 205 Live he does not have to worry about meeting a weight limit anymore.

Buddy Murphy would make his way into the ring joining the pair as the crowd boo him for interrupting Balor and Ricochet as he looks quite annoyed by the pair in the ring.

Buddy Murphy: I guess I am still the best-kept secret in WWE even after my break out match last week. I mean did you see my match last week Finn?

Finn goes to respond but Buddy Murphy does not give a chance to speak.

Buddy Murphy: I mean you clearly haven't because you would know I should be next in line and not this man.

Ricochet lets out a bit of a smile as Buddy Murphy turns around to Ricochet.

Buddy Murphy: And the fact is I have been beating people just like you night in night out on 205 Live.

Ricochet: Oh trust me there is no one like me.

Ricochet gets in Buddy Murphy's face though Buddy Murphy does not back down.

Buddy Murphy: You think I did not face high-fliers on 205 Live? Listen you may have been a North American champion down in NXT but that means nothing to me.

Ricochet: Those sound like fighting words. How about you fight me right now and we see who truly deserves a shot at the Intercontinental title?

Finn nods his head liking the idea however Buddy Murphy shakes his head.

Buddy Murphy: If am not getting a shot at that title then I am not fighting tonight.

Buddy Murphy drops the microphone to boos from the crowd as Ricochet shrugs his shoulders turning his back on Buddy Murphy. However, this proves to be a mistake as Buddy Murphy would hit Ricochet with a northern lariat. Finn Balor would react looking to get his hands on Buddy but he sneaks out of the ring smirking as Buddy retreats up the ramp.

Byron Saxton: What a cowardly act from Buddy Murphy especially after all his talk in the ring just now.

Corey Graves:
Buddy Murphy knows his worth. He knows he is a champion and he should be next in line for the Intercontinental title.

Finn Balor in the ring checks on Ricochet who gets to his feet holding his head looking annoyed as he points at Buddy Murphy who trash talks Ricochet from the top of the ramp.

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Drew McIntyre's music hits as he makes his way to the ring getting boos from the crowd which gets even louder. We see he is joined by Shane McMahon, Baron Corbin, and Elias as all 4 men walk to the ring.

Tom Phillips: Well they say there is strength in numbers.

Corey Graves: This is a united front. McIntyre, Corbin, and Elias all know what a great boss Shane McMahon is. I mean Shane McMahon is the best in the world.

Byron Saxton: If he was truly the best in the world then why did he refuse to face The Miz when challenged to a fight last week?

Corey Graves: Shane McMahon is not an in-ring competitor and did not want to take away a spot from a rising star like Drew McIntyre.

Byron Saxton: Did you hear the words that come out of your mouth? Shane McMahon putting his ego aside for someone else?


The crowd let out a loud cheer as The Miz makes his way out onto the entrance ramp with his usual pair of sunglasses and long flowing coat as he starts to walk halfway down the ramp before stopping and letting out a smile.

Corey Graves: Maybe Miz realized how much trouble he was in coming up against the Scottish psychopath and wants to back out.

The Miz stands on the ramp until this song hits:


And this one:

And last but not least this one:


Byron Saxton: And it looks like The Miz has brought some friends of his own!

Corey Graves: These people are not his friends. Hell, they barely even like each other.

Tom Phillips: But they are all united by a common cause. Their hatred of Shane McMahon!

All 4 men look at each other at the top of the ramp getting a positive response from the live crowd before walking to the ring' Kevin Owens can be heard shouting abuse at Shane whilst the heels look smug on the opposite side of the ring.


Match 3: The Miz w/Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs Drew McIntyre w/Shane McMahon, Baron Corbin and Elias
The match begins and whilst Miz does go after Drew in the early stages, Drew overpowers The Miz and takes control. Drew would use his size and strength to beat on The Miz who to his credit refuses to give in and keeps finding ways to survive the onslaught by Drew McIntyre. Drew is starting to get really frustrated by The Miz surviving and this anger costs him as Miz counters with a big boot attempt bringing Drew down to the mat and locking in the figure four leglock near the ropes. Drew McIntyre struggles in the hold as he tries to claw to the ropes struggling. However, as he struggling to get to the ropes Elias would push the ropes forward allowing Drew to get to the ropes easier!

This, however, sets off the babyfaces as Kevin Owens responds by attacking Elias at ringside! He starts laying into him with Sami jumping in to help his friend. Corbin would start attacking the pair as well with Roman seeing this and charging in looking to take out Shane but Shane dodges out of the way, causing Reigns to hit Kevin Owens with the spear by mistake! Meanwhile, in the ring, Miz is looking to lift Drew up for the skull-crushing finale but sees Shane McMahon jumping on the apron mocking his Dad's fighting stance from Wrestlemania! Miz sees red and hits Shane knocking him to the floor before turning around into the Claymore from Drew McIntyre! Drew makes the cover and picks up the win.


Winner via pinfall: Drew McIntyre (7:38)
Byron Saxton: Drew McIntyre wins with massive assistance from Shane McMahon!

Corey Graves: Listen when you are lead by the best in the world Shane McMahon you can only get better but Drew earned his win tonight!

Drew McIntyre stands tall in the ring as the rest of the corporation starts to sneak off up the ramp. Meanwhile, on the outside of the ring, we see Roman Reigns look to help Kevin Owens up to his feet whilst Sami Zayn checks on The Miz. Owens though pushes Reigns away from him as he shouts something at Reigns which the camera does not pick up. Reigns does not react well as he shouts something back.

Tom Phillips: Uh oh I think things might be about to kick off.

Corey Graves: I knew it was a matter of time before these 4 men fell apart. Owens and Reigns are too hot-headed to co-exist in the same team.

Sami Zayn sees this going on and slides out of the ring as he steps between the two men as he attempts to play peacemaker. He convinces Owens to head to the back as Reigns stands there shaking his head still annoyed.


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When we return from the commercial break we see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn walking through the back with Owens still annoyed after what happened.

Kevin Owens: That idiot! He needs to watch where he is going.

At this point, we see Roman Reigns is coming round the corner.

Sami Zayn: Listen we both know Reigns has never been the smartest person.

Roman hearing that grabs hold of Zayn from behind as he pins Sami Zayn up against the wall.

Roman Reigns: What did you say?

Kevin Owens does not react well to this as he grabs Roman and throws him to the ground.

Kevin Owens: Get your hands off him!

Reigns gets back to his feet straight away and gets in Kevin Owens's face.

Roman Reigns: Or what?

The Miz meanwhile who is holding an ice pack on his head walks into the shot and puts himself between both men.

The Miz: Guys guys stop this right now. We need to work together to stop Shane McMahon.

Owens and Reigns do not break eye contact as Reigns just shakes his head walking off. Kevin Owens meanwhile goes to his friend Sami Zayn to make sure he is OK as we cut to a restaurant in Louisville as we can see The Revival sat down ready for a meal. They are wearing white shirts and sunglasses indoors as they look to be waiting for their food.

Scott Dawson: Tonight me and Dash have been given the night off thanks to our great boss Shane McMahon.

Dash Wilder: Truly the best in the world.

Both men grab their wine glasses on the table and clink them together.

Scott Dawson: I mean the top guys should not be performing in a city like Louisville.

Dash Wilder: Especially when we are not fighting for the tag team titles tonight.

Scott Dawson: We are here on Smackdown Live for one thing.

Dash Wilder: To become tag team champions again.

Scott Dawson: We are not here to fight Heavy Machinery.

Dash Wilder: We are here to fight the War Raiders and we want a shot at those tag team titles.

Scott Dawson: Look at what happened the Hardy Boyz. They should not be facing the War Raiders. We should be.

A waiter would come up to the pair with their food. We can see they are given a steak with chips. However, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson both look at the waiter with disgust.

Dash Wilder: What is this?

Dash can be seen pointing at the chips on the plate as the waiter looks confused.

The waiter: Um those are french fries, sir.

Scott Dawson shakes his head standing up out of his seat as he picks up the chips and throws them in the face of the waiter!

Scott Dawson: DO WE LOOK LIKE WE ARE FAT?

Dash Wilder: We asked for a salad. We don't want to end up like Heavy Machinery!

Dash Wilder picks up the steaks and tosses them on the floor. The waiter would walk away as The Revival would shake their heads.

Scott Dawson: What an awful restaurant. This would not happen to top guys like us back home.

Dash Wilder: You are damn right Scott.

Both men walk out the restaurant not paying for their wine as we cut back to the arena as we can see Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight are both backstage with Otis lifting some weights as Tucker is sat down on a bench drinking a protein shake.

Otis Dozovic: 98, 99 URGH 100!

Otis would put the weights on the stand behind him as he rises to his feet looking very sweating. Tucker meanwhile chucks Otis a towel that Otis is able to catch and use to wipe the sweat off of himself.

Otis Dozovic: Thanks Tucky. But do you know what I really want?

Tucker Knight: Steaks?

Otis goes to speak but pauses and starts to think about steaks. However, he shakes his head.

Otis Dozovic: We can have them any time we want Tucky. No, I want the Revival.

Tucker Knight: So do I Otis and that is why I have been thinking of a way we can get our hands on them.

Otis Dozovic: Why don't we go find them right now in this arena?

Tucker Knight: I thought of that but those cowards have the night off. Listen if we try to get them here they will just run away like cowards. What we have to do is take them by surprise.

Otis looks confused as Tucker smiles as the camera starts to fade away.

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When we return from the commercial break we cut to a video as it starts showing Asuka wearing her typical entrance mask before she takes it off, showing her unique smile. The camera would then cut to her rise in NXT and shows how she ran through the competition in NXT!

Narrator: Asuka was the longest reigning women's champion in NXT history, beating everyone who got in her way and leaving NXT unbeaten.

The camera shows all of her NXT title defenses before we then cut to Asuka entering the first ever Women Royal Rumble match.

Narrator: She would then go on to enter and win the first-ever women's royal rumble match proving that no one was ready for Asuka!

We would then cut to highlights of the Wrestlemania Smackdown Women's title match against Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania 34 where she just fell short.

Narrator: Asuka would go onto fight the Queen of the Women's division but for the first-time in her career she lost.

The video shows Asuka tapping out and losing for the first time in WWE before it shows the handshake after the match.

Asuka: You were ready for Asuka.

The camera then shows Asuka for the rest of the year as she takes on different opponents and shows her picking up wins over numerous wrestlers.

Narrator: However the Empress would rise again and would soon get an opportunity to redeem herself.

The video would then show the triple threat TLC match that took place at TLC between Becky Lynch, Charlotte, and Asuka. It shows a clip of the great match before cutting to the finish of the match as Asuka would pull down the Smackdown Women's title finally becoming champion on Smackdown Live.

Narrator: The Empress finally took her throne but there was a man who came around to challenge her.

The camera cuts to the Becky Lynch promos in the lead up to the rumble match and also shows her comments on twitter calling Asuka a “paper champion”. The match between the two women is then shown before we get to the finish where Asuka forces Becky Lynch to tap out! Asuka is then shown lifting the title in the air whilst Becky looks on defeated.

Narrator: The man was not ready for the empress. But soon it would be the empress who was not ready for the queen.

The video package which shows the match that happened on Smackdown Live just a few weeks before Wrestlemania 35 with Charlotte stunning Asuka and becoming a women's champion for the 8th time in her career. We would then cut to Wrestlemania as it would show Becky Lynch overcoming both Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to become Raw and Smackdown Women's champion.

Narrator: However the empress now knows she has an opportunity to get her crown back.

The video package comes to a close, showing Asuka smiling as she stares down the man Becky Lynch as we cut back to the ring.

Tom Phillips: Well as you can see in 2 weeks, Asuka will try to win back the Smackdown Women's title and become a 2 time Women's champion.

Corey Graves: And Becky may talk about not being afraid but she has to have a small bit of doubt in her mind as she has never beaten the empress of tomorrow.

Byron Saxton: Well later on tonight we will see Becky Lynch's preparations for Asuka but right now Titus O'Neil and No Way Jose are going to be in action against a new tag team on Smackdown Live.


The gentleman Jack Gallagher and Aiden English both make their way out to the ring as they stand at the top of the ramp first of all shaking hands with each other before walking to the ring.

Tom Phillips: Well since Jack Gallagher came to Smackdown Live he and Aiden English have been picking up wins on Main Event calling themselves the Gentlemen.

Corey Graves: Aiden English is a very talented wrestler and a former NXT tag team champion in his own right. Tonight both men have the chance to make an impact and prove their form on Main Event is not a fluke.

Jack Gallagher makes his way into the ring starting for the gentlemen whilst No Way Jose starts for his team. The ref would ring the bell getting this match underway.

Match 4: The Gentlemen vs Titus O'Neil and No Way Jose

Jack Gallagher would start the match by offering No Way Jose a handshake. No Way looks unsure whether to take or not. However, he agrees as Jack Gallagher uses this to cheap shot him getting boos from the crowd. In the first few minutes of the match, the Gentleman takes control thanks to the cheap shot after the bell and they work well as a team. However, No Way Jose survives the attack early on and makes the tag to Titus O'Neil bringing the bigger man into the match.

Titus overwhelms Aiden English with his power and English ends up on the outside. Titus O'Neil follows after him whilst Gallagher uses this moment to distract the ref by attacking No Way Jose. Whilst the ref is distracted English grabs the signature umbrella of Jack Gallagher and hits Titus O'Neil below the belt with the handle! English would roll Titus back into the ring and tags in his partner Gallagher who climbs to the top rope and hits a high-angle senton bomb to Titus. Meanwhile English takes care of No Way Jose allowing the Gentleman to pick up the win!

Winner via pinfall: The Gentlemen (5:27)

Tom Phillips: The Gentleman pick up the win in their first match as a team on Smackdown Live.

Byron Saxton: I don't know if gentlemen is the appropriate name for them after their antics tonight.

Corey Graves: These two men may have class but they will do whatever it takes to get the job done. Look how well they are gelling as a team already.

Byron Saxton: I will give you that Corey. They worked well as a unit tonight.

The Gentleman would stand in the ring very happy with their win tonight as their theme music would play before shaking hands with each other after a job well done.

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When we return from the commercial break we see Lacey Evans is sat backstage in quite a fancy set up especially for WWE's catering. The table has an almost picnic-like covering on it and we see some fancy china set up on the table. Lacey meanwhile has a teacup in her hand and is slowly sipping it.

Lacey Evans: I would invite the other women in the locker room to come join me for tea but none of the nasties are classy enough to join me.

She carries on sipping on her tea when we see Nikki Cross walk into the room as she stands next to Lacey Evans for a few seconds staring at her with a wide-eyed crazy smile. Lacey is a little confused before she turns to Nikki Cross. She looks Nikki up and down before letting out an urgh in disgust at the woman stood in front of her.

Lacey Evans: What do you want?

Nikki Cross: Nikki wants to play do you want to play?

Lacey stares at her in disbelief.

Lacey Evans: I told you a few weeks ago no. Now get out of here you nasty.

Lacey Evans goes back to sipping tea as Nikki Cross looks upset and she responds by pulling the cover from the table, sending all the cups and tea to the floor, breaking them. Lacey Evans looks furious but before she can react Nikki Cross jumps on her and laying into her with numerous wild punches! Both women are brawling and battling on the floor as we see a bunch of people backstage trying to stop these two women laying into each other. We would then cut away from the backstage area and cut a video package this time for the Smackdown's Women champion Becky Lynch. It starts off by showing her winning at Wrestlemania, defeating not only Charlotte Flair but Ronda Rousey.

Becky Lynch: It took me a long time to get where I belonged. It took a lot of fights and a lot of time to find myself.

The camera would then cut to videos of Becky competing on the indys for many years before showing her coming into NXT and struggling at first.

Becky Lynch: I was this close from being fired from this company but I did what I always do. I fight.

The camera would then show her performing in NXT including her teaming with Sasha Banks and then her battles with the Boss. It would then show her being called up to the main roster as part of the Women's revolution.

Becky Lynch: I came to this company to cause a revolution and I know I have. But I still have some work to do.

Becky lets out a smug smirk as the camera cuts to her becoming Smackdown women's champion for a second time and then shows her holding both the Raw Women's title and the Smackdown Women's title at Wrestlemania. We then cut back to Becky Lynch who scrunches her face.

Becky Lynch: However there is one black mark on my record.

We see Becky Lynch fighting Asuka at the Royal Rumble and it shows Becky tapping out to the Empress of tomorrow.

Becky Lynch: I am going, to be honest. I underestimated Asuka. I was not prepared for her but this time I will be ready.

The camera then cuts a gym as we can see the Celtic Warrior Sheamus there as he is looking to rehab his injury as he welcomes Becky Lynch.

Sheamus: Back in the gym already?

Becky Lynch: The man never rests.

We would then see clips of Becky working out and doing her usual gym routine before taking a break and speaking to the camera.

Becky Lynch: Now my normal work out is not going to cut it. Last time Asuka got me in a position where I had no choice but to tap out. This time I am going to be ready.

It shows her training with Fit Finlay backstage and tries to work on her submissions and find a way out of the Asuka lock.

Becky Lynch: Asuka you talk about how no one is ready for you but that ain't going to be true this time. The man is coming around.

The video package comes to an end as we get the image of Becky Lynch staring down Asuka on last week's Smackdown Live.

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When we return from the commercial break we cut to the commentary team at ringside.

Tom Phillips: Well up next we are going to see Daniel Bryan taking on Big E in the main event of Smackdown Live.

Byron Saxton: Big E will be looking to shut Bryan up after what he has said about his friend Kofi Kingston over the last few months.


R-Truth makes his way out joined by Carmella getting a decent pop from the crowd as he has a microphone in his hand.

Corey Graves: What is this idiot doing out here right now?

R-Truth: Hello Louisville, Kentucky. I am out here right now to declare I will be entering myself into the royal rumble next week.

The crowd laughs at R-Truth's usual mistakes as Carmella looks to correct him.

Carmella: Truth, truth next week it is the Money in the Bank ladder match.

R-Truth: But I hate ladders. I am afraid of heights.

Carmella shakes her head smiling.

Carmella: How about instead we have a 7-second DANCE BREAK!

R-Truth and Carmella start dancing to the delight of the fans until this music hits:


Daniel Bryan's music hits as Rowan walks out alongside him. Bryan signals at Rowan, who charges at R-Truth and lays him out with a big boot. Bryan just snarls at Carmella causing her to back away as Rowan tosses R-Truth into the LED board at the top of the ramp.

Byron Saxton: Daniel Bryan has to ruin everyone's fun!

Corey Graves: How can you be having fun when the planet is in danger Byron?

Rowan is still laying into R-Truth until this music hits:


The New Day runs onto the entrance ramp as Kofi charges at Rowan taking him down as he looks to protect his former tag team partner R-Truth! Meanwhile, Bryan would fly down to the ring being chased by Big E and Xavier Woods.

Tom Phillips: Well it looks like things are kicking off with a bang. We are going to a commercial break but when we are back we will have our main event for the evening and hopefully this situation on the outside under control!

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Main event: Daniel Bryan w/Rowan vs Big E w/Xavier Woods

When we come back from the commercial break we can see Bryan is in control of the match as he is trying to wear down Big E with several submissions. The commentary team mention that Kofi Kingston has gone to the back with R-Truth to make sure his former tag team partner is OK after the assault before the match meaning it is just Xavier Woods out here to neutralize the presence of Rowan at ringside during the match.

In the ring, Big E would start to overpower Bryan and use his superior strength to take the lead and batter Bryan really laying into him for his actions over the past few months. However, as the match is going on Bryan makes sure to keep targeting the leg and weakening it bit by bit. As the match gets to the 10 minute mark Big E really starts to struggle and even has a hard time lifting up Daniel Bryan due to this.

Big E at one point is going for a powerbomb but his leg collapses underneath him which would allow Bryan to lock in a heel hook as he cranks back on the leg of Big E trying to destroy his leg and put him away! Big E is in a lot of pain as he struggles in the hold. Woods, however, would cheer on his boy and Big E would make it to the ropes forcing Bryan to break the hold. Bryan keeps the hold on till the count of 4 before finally letting go. He would then make his way to the corner of the ring as he would start to size Big E up. Big E would struggle up to his feet limping before getting caught with the running knee giving Daniel Bryan the win!

Winner via pinfall: Daniel Bryan (15:38)

Corey Graves: Daniel Bryan picks up the win!

Byron Saxton: I may not agree with his mentality in recent times but he is still one of the best wrestlers in the world. You have to give credit to Big E though who pushed Bryan to his limits tonight.

Corey Graves: For once Byron you are correct. Big E did put on a good showing but that just shows how good Daniel Bryan is to overcome a future WWE champion like Big E.

Xavier Woods looks to check on Big E in the ring making sure his friend is OK and helps him up to his feet. However, as he does this Rowan slides in and connects with a big boot for the face dropping Xavier Woods.

Tom Phillips: Rowan with a cheap shot to Xavier Woods here!

Corey Graves:
Daniel Bryan is looking to take out Big E and Xavier Woods before Money in the Bank.

However before he can do too much damage to the two men can be done, Kofi Kingston runs out to the ring with a steel chair in hand chasing off Rowan and Daniel Bryan who chooses to retreat instead of trying to fight the angry WWE champion. Kofi dares both men to come back to the ring but instead, Bryan lets out a sinister smile as he and Rowan retreat up the ramp as the show fades to black.


Confirmed matches for next week:

Money in the Bank qualifier:
Alexa Bliss vs Ember Moon vs Ruby Riott






Universal title match:
Seth Rollins (c) vs Bobby Lashley

WWE title 30 minute ironman match:
Kofi Kingston (c) vs Daniel Bryan

Raw women's title match:
Becky Lynch (c) vs Mickie James

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

Men's Money in the Bank ladder match:
Ricochet vs Andrade Cien Almas vs Finn Balor vs AJ Styles vs Buddy Murphy vs Aleister Black vs Luke Harper vs Samoa Joe

Women's Money in the Bank ladder match:
Bayley vs Lacey Evans vs Sonya Deville vs Nikki Cross vs Mandy Rose vs Charlotte vs Kairi Sane vs Alexa Bliss or Ember Moon or Ruby Riott

Cruiserweight title ladder match:
Tony Nese (c) vs Rey Mysterio vs Mustafa Ali vs Oney Lorcan vs Chad Gable vs Noam Dar

8 man tag team match:
Roman Reigns, The Miz, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Corporation (Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Elias)

Women's tag team titles match:
The Iiconics (c) vs The Divas of Doom
 
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Jeff Hardy out for 3 weeks!

Jeff Hardy will have to take 3 weeks off due to a back injury he picked up at a house show. The attack on Smackdown was going to be used to lead to a tag team titles match with the War Raiders in the coming weeks but instead will be used to write Jeff Hardy off TV so he can recover. Matt Hardy, however, may still appear on the show over the next couple of weeks till Jeff comes back.

Rhea Ripley has entered rehab!

NXT UK superstar Rhea Ripley has entered herself into rehab. The reasons are unknown at this time but it is a shame for such a promising young superstar on the NXT UK brand as the company still has big plans for her in the future.

SethRollins vs EC3 and Bobby Lashley vs Tyler Breeze made for Raw

During the week on twitter, two more matches were made official for thego-home show of Monday Night Raw. Seth Rollins will be taking on Drake Maverick in one on one action in Drake's home country after Drake Maverick took offense to the comments made by Seth Rollins last week. And in the main event of the show, Tyler Breeze after picking up a win in tag team action with Seth Rollins in the main event of Raw will have the chance to pick up a massive singles win on tomorrow night's Raw as he takes on Bobby Lashley one on one. Will Tyler Breeze stun the world or will Bobby Lashley carry on his momentum ahead of his Universal title match


Confirmed matches for Monday Night Raw:

Main event:
Bobby Lashley vs Tyler Breeze

Singles match:
Seth Rollins vs Drake Maverick

Raw tag team titles match:
Ryder and Hawkins (c) vs Rusev and Nakamura

Money in the bank preview match:
Samoa Joe and Andrade Cien Almas vs AJ Styles and Aleister Black

Money in the bank preview match:
Bayley and Kairi Sane vs Fire and Desire

Cruiserweight division match:
Chad Gable vs Oney Lorcan

Mod note: So yeah another injury in the tag division to work around lol. Also yeah Rhea Ripley can't be called up for a while and that will change some stuff in NXT and NXT UK in the background for the moment
 

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Raw:
May 13th 2019

London, England

Monday Night Raw starts with the usual introduction video welcoming us to Monday Night Raw before we cut to the commentary team.

Michael Cole: Hello and welcome to Monday Night Raw which is taking place tonight in London, England 6 days away from the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

Corey Graves: We have a big show tonight as the Raw tag team titles are on the line as Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins defend their titles against Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Renee Young: We will also get two previews of the money in the bank ladder matches that are happening this Sunday as Kairi Sane and Bayley team up to take on Fire and Desire whilst Aleister Black and AJ Styles take on Samoa Joe and Andrade Cien Almas.

Michael Cole: And we will see both of the men taking part in the Universal title in singles action tonight as Seth Rollins takes on England's own Drake Maverick and in the main event a massive opportunity for Tyler Breeze as he looks to defeat Walking Armageddon Bobby Lashley.


The noise is almost enough to take the roof off the arena as the man Becky Lynch walks out and takes a moment to enjoy the reaction she is getting from the English crowd as she stands there with both the Raw and Smackdown Women's titles on her shoulder before walking to the ring with a purpose.

Michael Cole: The man has come around to London England!

Renee Young: The reaction from the crowd is deafening Michael.

Corey Graves: Well Becky Lynch is 6 nights away from defending not only her Raw Women's title but her Smackdown Women's title and you have to wonder if her mouth has gotten her in trouble.

Becky Lynch climbs into the ring as she soaks in the reaction from the fans who have now started up a Becky2belts chant. She takes a moment letting the crowd chant it before she looks to speak.

Becky Lynch: You know being the champ champ is hard work. There is always some new dope looking to step up to the top star in the women's division.

Cheers from the crowd as Becky2belts looks to carry on.

Becky Lynch: But I welcome it. I want the best that these women have to offer. I want all the women on Raw and Smackdown to come at me with their best shot!

Becky readjusts the belts on her shoulders as she walks around the ring.

Becky Lynch: And that includes legends who ain't at their peak anymore. Say hi to your husband for me Beth.

The crowd reacts with an ohhh for that dig at Beth's husband Edge as Becky smiles.

Becky Lynch: You see the man is always looking for that next big fight. And trust me I have two coming at Money in the Bank but I want as many people coming for me as possible. I want everyone woman in the back coming at me with their best shot.

Becky though gets serious for a moment.

Becky Lynch: And that brings me to Mickie James. Someone whose performances since coming back to Monday night Raw would make you forget she is a 6-time women's champion. Someone who has faced Trish Stratus at Wrestlemania and won!

A small Trish chant starts up which makes Becky smirk.

Becky Lynch: Hey maybe she can come out of retirement to fight the champ champ as well. However, since coming back, all Mickie has really been known for is being Alexa Bliss's sidekick.

Becky's face gets serious though as she looks at the camera.

Becky Lynch: I will give you credit Mickie. You showed some of the old fire you used to have when you attacked me two weeks ago and that is the Mickie James I want to fight this Sunday. I want the Mickie James who is a freakin legend, not just some little sidekick. I mean if I wanted to fight a sidekick I would pop down to NXT and go find Ronnie's friends!

Pop from the crowd as Becky holds up 4 fingers before carrying on.

Becky Lynch: I helped to take this division to new heights and I want to keep that going so I don't want to fight the Mickie James of the last few years this Sunday. No, I want the crazy bitch from Wrestlemania 22.

As always a loud pop for someone saying bitch as Becky looks to finish.

Becky Lynch: I want 6 time Women's champion. I want the freaking legend!

Becky looks fired up.

Becky Lynch: And I have been told that you are back in America hiding from me so remember this, the man owes you an ass-kicking and I am coming to collect.

Becky Lynch drops the microphone dropping it to the mat as she holds both of her Women's titles in the air to the delight of the crowd as we hear clapping coming from the titantron as Mickie James appears on the screen wearing a pair of sunglasses in what would seem to be her house back in America.

Mickie James: Becky, oh Becky. I am not hiding from you. No, it is just that the English crowd are not worthy of being graced by the presence of a freakin legend!

Cheap heat but it works.

Mickie James: You made a massive mistake. You wanted me at my best this Sunday. Well you are going to get it. The only reason I have not been Women's champion since returning is that I was giving back to the division I helped build.

Boos from the crowd but Mickie shakes her head.

Mickie James: I was focused on giving back and passing on my wisdom to the next generation in Alexa Bliss and she has become a 5-time women's champion thanks to my advice.

More boos from the crowd as Becky just shakes her head.

Becky Lynch: Listen here you dope. I am...

Mickie James: But you keep on acting like you are better than the stars of the past. You ain't. I am a legend.

Becky Lynch: You are a legend who will have their arm broken this Sunday when I tear it off and...

A woman in a hoodie attacks Becky Lynch from behind! The woman would take her hoodie off and reveal themselves to be Mickie James!

Renee Young: Wait I thought Mickie James was not here tonight!

Corey Graves: The crafty legend tricked everyone once again.

Mickie James would grab hold of Becky as she would toss the man into the steel ring post before looking down at the Raw Women's title as her eyes go wide in an almost Gollum like fashion before she sizes up Becky Lynch. Becky stumbles up to her feet as Mickie James would look to take her head off but Becky sees it coming and ducks underneath Mickie!

Becky would run off the ropes and catch Mickie James with a leg lariat dropping the legend to the mat and forcing her to drop the champ's title. Becky would then grab hold of Mickie James's arm but Mickie desperately fights Becky Lynch off, kicking her in the head and slides under the ropes retreating to the back. Becky would look to follow after her but Mickie James would escape the wrath of the man once again.

Michael Cole: Well Mickie James tried to cheap shot Becky Lynch once again but this time it backfired.

Corey Graves: Mickie may have lost this battle but she is experienced enough to know that she can still win the war with Becky Lynch and she will be bringing her years of experience to the table this Sunday.

Becky Lynch meanwhile would return to the ring as she would grab hold of both of her title belts putting one of each shoulder before walking to the back.

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When we return from the commercial break we see Becky Lynch walking through the back with both of the belts on her shoulder as Charly Caruso approaches her looking for an interview.

Charly Caruso: Becky, Becky once again Mickie James was able to get away...

Becky snatches the microphone off Charly Caruso as she makes it clear she can leave.

Becky Lynch: Mickie this Sunday, you are trying to take my title. But all you will leave Money in the Bank with is a broken arm.

Short and sweet as Becky passes the microphone back to Charly Caruso as she walks off elsewhere backstage as we cut back to the ring.

Michael Cole: Strong words from Becky Lynch.

Corey Graves: Yeah they may be strong words but will she even be in a state to fight Mickie James if she fights Asuka first at Money in the Bank? Becky could be easy pickings for the freaking legend.

Renee Young: You might be right Corey I don't think I have seen anyone be able to defend two titles in one night. She faces a hell of a challenge this Sunday.


Oney Lorcan's music hits as he marches to the ring with a scowl on his face getting some boos from the crowd as he climbs into the ring.

Michael Cole: Well up next we are going to see two of the competitors in the Cruiserweight title ladder match this Sunday in action.

Corey Graves: And this match is an important balancing act for both men. They will want to pick up a win as a confidence boost going into Sunday but if they pick up an injury they only have 6 days to recover!


Chad Gable makes his way out getting a nice pop from the fans as the former Olympian sprints to the ring joining Oney Lorcan inside the ring. Lorcan gets right in the face of Chad Gable straight away, as intense as ever with the ref having to step in and separate the two men.

Renee Young: Oney Lorcan is looking really fired up here tonight.

Once the ref gets both men away from each other he rings the bell getting the match under way.

Match 1: Chad Gable vs Oney Lorcan
Chad Gable starts the match looking to lock up but Oney hits him with a flurry of chops really laying into Chad Gable. As the match goes on Lorcan seems to be trying to batter Chad Gable. Gable meanwhile focuses on submissions and looks to target the leg of Oney Lorcan trying to get him to tap out. The match goes on for a while as both men impress the crowd with their skills but as the match goes on Gable looks to go high risk after being worn down by Oney Lorcan's strikes.

Chad Gable plants Oney with a German suplex holding on for the bridge but is only able to get a 2 count. Gable then would look to the top rope as he looks to get ready to fly off and hit a moonsault but Oney gets to his feet and attacks Gable whilst he is on the top rope! He lays into him with several strikes before grabbing hold of the Olympian and flying off the top rope with a half and half suplex. Oney makes the cover picking up the win.

Winner via pinfall: Oney Lorcan (10:20)

Oney Lorcan rises to his feet with a snarl on his face before snatching his arm away from the ref and climbing through the ropes heading towards the back not staying to celebrate his win.

Michael Cole: Oney Lorcan picks up the win tonight but he is not in the mood to celebrate.

Corey Graves: Oney knows that whilst the win tonight is a big one especially over a former 2-time tag team champion in Chad Gable, the important match is this Sunday and I don't see someone like Oney Lorcan celebrating unless he walks out Cruiserweight champion.

Chad Gable meanwhile gets to his feet in the ring looking disappointed to have come up short tonight as he sighs before rolling out of the ring.

Renee Young: Chad Gable looks disappointed with the loss tonight.

Corey Graves: No talent should ever be happy losing Renee. But he is going to have to refocus ahead of this Sunday.

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When we return from the commercial break we see Braun Strowman walking through the back. However, he suddenly stops as he sees the Phenomenal AJ Styles approach him.

Braun Strowman: You better move or you will get these hands.

AJ Styles, however, responds to that threat by holding his hands up.

AJ Styles: Listen I come in peace.

Braun, however, does not react calmly grabbing AJ and pinning him again the wall.

AJ Styles: Get off me! Did you even listen to what I just said? This battle between you and my boys needs to stop.

Braun Strowman: Or what?

At this point, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson appear as they attack Braun Strowman from behind laying into him with several clubbing blows! AJ takes a moment on the ground as he holds his throat in pain whilst the Club start beating down Braun Strowman. AJ though gets up pulling both men away from Braun.

AJ Styles: Guys this needs to stop. Now leave.

Both men look to argue with AJ still mad about the attacks by Braun.

AJ Styles: Guys just trust me and leave.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson shake their heads walking off as AJ turns to Braun Strowman.

AJ Styles: Listen Braun I am sorry about that. This whole thing started due to a misunderstanding between you and my boys. I think it is time we all moved on and forget about it.

Braun gets up to his feet before connecting with a right hand dropping AJ Styles.

Braun Strowman: Stay out of my way!

Braun Strowman storms off as he seems to go the way The Club went as AJ Styles sits up looking angry before we cut back to the commentary team.

Michael Cole: Well AJ did try to play peacemaker between the Club and the monster among men.

Renee Young: Braun is not really someone who is known for forgiven and forgetting.

Corey Graves: He does not have the mental capacity to do that Renee.

Renee Young: I bet you would not say that to his face, Corey.

Corey Graves: Of course I wouldn't Renee I ain't stupid like him.


The Divas of Doom make their way out to the ring getting a decent pop from the crowd as Natalya smiles to the crowd. Beth meanwhile is in a foul mood and unfortunately for her opponent, she is the one dressed to compete.

Michael Cole: Well Beth Phoenix will be in singles action tonight against Billie Kay but she does not look happy.

Corey Graves: Well once again The Man had to poke the bear. Becky really can't resist the chance to wind people up.

Renee Young: Poking the bear is how Becky got to the top of the WWE Corey.


The Iiconics then make their way out getting boos from the crowd as Peyton Royce and Billie Kay have microphones in their hands.

Peyton Royce: Beth, Beth are you OK?

Beth Phoenix does not react instead keeping the same angry look she had on her face.

Billie Kay: Wow she really needs to calm down. You will get stress lines being angry all the time.

Peyton Royce: I mean she is already well old. Just like Natalya.

Both women laugh as the crowd carries on booing the pair. Natalya once again tries to calm Beth Phoenix down. However, Beth politely asks Nattie to leave the ring. The Iiconics don't notice this as Peyton Royce and Bille Kay make their way into the ring.

Billie Kay: And I mean her husband well he is definitely not...

BAM!!! Double clothesline from Beth who has had enough.

Renee Young: Well it looks like mentioning her husband Edge was the final straw.

Beth grabs hold of Peyton Royce and tosses her from the ring before lifting up Billie Kay and slamming her down onto the mat! The ref tries to tell Beth Phoenix to calm down but she responds by grabbing the ref by the collar telling him to start the match. The poor terrified ref agrees and rings the bell!

Match 2: Beth Phoenix w/Natalya vs Billie Kay w/Peyton Royce

Once the match starts Beth Phoenix just pounds on Billie Kay throughout the match clearly furious after their pre-match antics. This goes on for the first two minutes with Peyton seeing her partner is in trouble and slides in holding her Women's tag team title. She waits for Beth to turn around and clobbers Beth causing the DQ!

Winner via DQ: Beth Phoenix (2:33)

Beth Phoenix though does not even react to the belt shot and turns around to face Peyton Royce snatching the title from her arms and smashing her in the face with it! Beth then grabs Bille Kay who is in the corner of the ring and lifts her up connecting with the Glam Slam onto Peyton Royce!

Michael Cole: Beth Phoenix has snapped!

Renee Young: Well you can't really blame her. There is only so much one person can take.

Corey Graves: Natalya will need to get Beth's head in the game ahead of this Sunday but the Iiconics could be in massive danger.

Michael Cole: Well, either way, the Iiconics will have to be worried ahead of this Sunday as Beth in this mood could destroy the pair of them by herself.

Renee Young: And Natayla is a 2-time women's champion so this could be the end of the line for the Iiconics!

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When we come back we see both Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley are shown backstage in a locker room. Lio Rush is sat there counting a bunch of cash whilst we can see Bobby Lashley working out.

Lio Rush: All of this money we are making and think how much we will be making when you become Universal Champion this Sunday.

Bobby Lashley does not respond instead he carries on with his work out as Lio looks to carry on hyping his friend up.

Lio Rush: All the girls that will be by our side wanting a piece of a real champion. And the matches we could promote with you destroying everyone in your path!

Lashley takes a moment as he puts down the weights before standing over his hype man towering over him.

Bobby Lashley: Do me a favor tonight Lio.

Lio Rush: Of course anything for the main man. What can the man of the hour do for you? Take care of Tyler Breeze. Do something to sabotage Seth Rollins. Get the main man...

Lashley puts his hand over the mouth of Lio Rush stopping him mid-sentence.

Bobby Lashley: Don't mess anything up tonight like you have the last two weeks and leave the wrestling to me.

Bobby Lashley goes back to working out whilst Lio Rush looks a little shaken as he goes back to what he was doing before. We then cut to Mike Rome who is stood ready for an interview.

Mike Rome: Hello would you welcome my guest at this time, Rey Mysterio.

Rey Mysterio walks into the shot joined by his son Dominick as the English crowd cheer for the WWE legend as he lets out a smile.

Mike Rome: Rey you are 6 nights away from competing for the Cruiserweight title once again? How are you feeling?

Rey Mysterio: Feels like old times if I am being honest Mike. Well minus having a new trainer to help me.

Rey turns to his son as both men hug each other before Rey turns back to Mike Rome.

Rey Mysterio: My son Dominick has been helping me get back into peak shape and this Sunday I plan to become a 4-time Cruiserweight champion.

Mike Rome: And do you have any plans once you are champion?

Rey Mysterio: I plan to be a fighting champion and get the Cruiserweight division to where it belongs. Back in WCW people got excited to see the Cruiserweights compete in the ring and I want to get us back to that level.

???: You want to bring the Cruiserweight division back to the fans' mind? Your style is the reason 205 Live failed!

The camera pans over to reveal Drew Gulak who stands next to Rey Mysterio and his son Dominick. Drew Gulak has an angry look on his face as he stands over Rey.

Drew Gulak: You becoming champion would be the worst thing possible for this brand as it would make people think that high flying is the correct way forward.

Dominick Mysterio: Your way has not exactly won you many titles whilst my dad is a legend of this business!

Drew Gulak looks very annoyed by that comment and responds by getting in Dominick's face.

Drew Gulak: We will see about that. No matter who wins this Sunday, I am coming for the Cruiserweight title and if your dad wins, well your dreams of teaming with him are going remain just that. A dream.

Drew Gulak walks off as Dominick looks to go after him but his dad stops him from attacking Gulak.

Rey Mysterio: Ignore him son he ain't worth it. He will get what is coming to him in time. Now let's go do some more training.

Dominick smiles as he walks off with his dad who also lets out a smile.

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When we return from the commercial break we hear a fairly sizeable pop as the music for Drake Maverick hits. He is also joined on the ramp by his friend EC3 who is in a suit and does not look impressed.

Michael Cole: Well up next Drake Maverick has a massive opportunity tonight as he takes on the Universal champion Seth Rollins in singles action!

Renee Young: Well I don't think the former 205 Live general manager is going to have much of a chance tonight against a 3-time world champion.

Corey Graves: Renee way to dismiss the home town hero. Drake Maverick could shock the world tonight!

Drake Maverick and EC3 climb into the ring as Drake gets ready to speak.

Drake Maverick: Can I just say how great it is to be back in the United Kingdom?

Cheap pop from the crowd as Drake Maverick nods along.

Drake Maverick: Especially in London. And I remember the days when I used to wrestle in this city before WWE. As does EC3.

EC3: Oh I remember my time in London fondly.

More cheers from the crowd as EC3 let out a slight smirk.

EC3: When I was not wrestling in front of you people and instead spending my time with the other top 1%.

And just like that, the crowd start booing EC3.

Drake Maverick: I hated any time I had to spend in this awful city and wasn't in my home town of Birmingham.

The crowd responds to this by chanting “Birmingham sucks” at Drake Maverick who looks to carry on.

Drake Maverick: Being back here makes me glad I left this country and escaped people like you.

EC3: But we still have to deal with people like Seth Rollins.

Pop from the crowd as they mention the Universal champion.

Drake Maverick: Last week he disrespected me and but also EC3.

EC3: And you do not disrespect the top 1%, so tonight Drake is going to teach Seth Rollins a lesson.

Drake Maverick: So Seth get out here right now so I can show these fools what happens when you don't give us the respect we deserve.

More boos from the crowd as Drake Maverick gets rid of the microphone in his hand tossing it from the ring.

Renee Young: Why is Drake Maverick fighting Seth Rollins and not EC3? Surely if EC3 felt that disrespected he should fight Seth Rollins himself.

Corey Graves: EC3 is giving Drake the chance at revenge in his home country. He is a generous man.

Michael Cole: Seems like he wants someone to do his handiwork for him.


Seth Rollins's music hits as the Universal champion makes his way out getting a loud pop from the British crowd on his way to the ring. Noticeably however he makes his way to the ring struggling a little bit as he sells the damage to his ribs from the attack last week by Bobby Lashley.

Renee Young: Seth Rollins doesn’t look 100% right now.

Corey Graves: And Drake Maverick is going to look to pick the bones tonight!

Seth Rollins once inside the ring would look all business as the ref calls for the bell getting this underway.

Match 3: Seth Rollins vs Drake Maverick w/EC3
Drake Maverick charges at Seth as soon as the bell rings but gets caught with a superkick surprising him! Seth quickly follows up by grabbing hold of Drake Maverick and hits him with the ripcord knee! Seth would then run off the ropes and hits Drake Maverick with a curb stomp! Seth makes the cover and picks up the easy win!

Winner via pinfall: Seth Rollins (0:20)

Renee Young: Seth Rollins with the impressively quick win tonight!

Michael Cole:
Well Seth is known as the architect for a reason. He knew he had to make this match quick due to his injuries! I would have to think that will be his plan against Bobby Lashley as well!

Corey Graves:
Well it may have caught Drake Maverick by surprise but Bobby Lashley is a whole different kind of opponent and will not be that easy to take down.

Seth Rollins gets his arm raised by the ref after the win tonight as we see EC3 slide in the ring and looking to attack Seth Rollins. However when he charges at him Seth ducks underneath and connects with a superkick to EC3 sending the top one percent-er out of the ring and to the floor to the delight of the crowd. EC3 would grab his jaw on the outside before dragging Drake Maverick out of the ring and to safety leaving Seth Rollins in the ring to carry on his celebrations.

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When we return from the commercial break we see Charly Caruso as she approaches Mustafa Ali who in the trainer's room seemingly getting his leg checked by a medic as he seems to be in quite a bit of pain.

Charly Caruso: Mustafa Ali how is your leg after your match last week against Noam Dar?

Mustafa Ali: Not good. Whilst I picked up the win he did a lot of damage to my leg.

Charly Caruso: Some people have been staying on social media you should have tapped and taken the loss instead of causing yourself to be weakened before a big match. How do you respond to those comments?

Mustafa Ali: Maybe that would have been the smarter thing to do but that ain't me. I always give 100% in every match. I knew I could make it out of the hold and still win the match so I did.

Charly Caruso: What are your chances of making it to the match this Sunday with this injury?

Mustafa Ali: I will make it no matter what shape my leg is in and finally get my hand of the Cruiserweight title!

Charly Caruso: Thanks for your time, Ali.

The camera cuts back to the commentary team who are stood up facing the camera.

Corey Graves: And this is why Mustafa Ali has not won a title yet in the WWE. He is a great talent but he is too fearless and willing to injure himself.

Michael Cole: I would not write him off just yet Corey. A ladder match favors the unique offense of Mustafa Ali and he won't give up until he gets that title.


The crowd let out a loud pop as Noam Dar makes his way out onto the entrance ramp. He takes a moment putting his arms behind his back before lifting his wrist into the air and kissing it.

Renee Young: Would you listen to that reaction for the Scottish supernova!

Corey Graves: Dar may be from Scotland but he spent a lot of him in the UK wrestling for Progress in this very city where he made a name for himself as a hot young prospect and this will feel like a homecoming for Noam Dar tonight.

Michael Cole: Well let's hope he does not party too much on his return tonight or he might not make it to Sunday.

Corey Graves: Noam Dar is my dark horse pick to win. That champagne superkneebar could be the difference-maker in the ladder match. Look at the damage he did to Mustafa Ali last week. If he can use that to its full effect this Sunday he might just become Cruiserweight champion.

Noam Dar is in the ring as he lets out a bit of a smirk clearly enjoying the positive reaction from the crowd.

Noam Dar: It feels good to be back in London. I have been dealing with daftys in the United States and I have to say I missed you, people.

A small Noam Dar chant starts up from the crowd as Dar smiles.

Noam Dar: And as we have just seen I already took care of one person's leg. You see all the other daftys in this match will soon feel the champagne superkneebar as I go onto to become the Cruiserweight champion.

Cheers from the UK crowd happy at the prospect of Noam Dar becoming champion this Sunday. Noam Dar looks to carry on with his boasting when this song plays:


The crowd let out boos as Bobby Roode makes his way out in his traditional robe as a small number of the crowd once again starts singing along to his theme song which once again annoys the glorious one. However this time he has a microphone in his hand as he looks to speak.

Bobby Roode: If I don't let the American fans sing along to my theme song what makes you think I would let you morons do it!

Loud boos from the crowd for the cheap heat.

Bobby Roode: Cut my music!

Boos from the crowd as Noam Dar looks to respond.

Noam Dar: Oi you dafty, why do you keep that music if you don't want these fans to sing along? Are you too stupid to change it?

Cheers from the crowd as Bobby Roode looks annoyed at being questioned by the young Cruiserweight.

Booby Roode: Someone as glorious as myself shouldn't have to cater to whims of the fans.

Noam Dar: Listen here, I don't care when you insult the Americans fans cause quite frankly they are a bunch of daftys. But when you insult these people, well then we have a problem.

Loud cheers from the UK crowd as Bobby Roode shakes his head.

Bobby Roode: The disrespect that you have shown me almost matches the disrespect that Seth Rollins showed me last week. But you are not worthy of facing the glorious Bobby Roode.

Boos from the crowd as Noam Dar laughs to himself.

Noam Dar: Didn’t have you down as a wee chicken.

Bobby Roode: I am not afraid of you. These UK fans are not worthy of seeing the glorious one perform tonight.

Bobby Roode drops the microphone to boos from the crowd.

Renee Young: What cowardly actions by Bobby Roode.

Corey Graves: Why would he fight when he doesn't need to?

However, as Corey Graves says that this music plays:


The Raw Commissioner makes her way onto the entrance ramp getting a loud pop from the UK crowd as she stops Bobby Roode from leaving.

Paige: Do you really think I would allow you to insult this country in my house!

Loud cheers from the crowd for Paige's signature line as Bobby Roode is unsure how to respond.

Paige: But since you and Noam Dar are out here, how about we get a referee out here and we have a match right now!

Bobby Roode doesn't look happy whilst Noam Dar lets out a smug smirk.

Michael Cole: Well we are just going to a commercial break but when we return we will see Noam Dar take on Bobby Roode in singles action. Don't go anywhere.

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Match 4: Bobby Roode vs Noam Dar
When we return from the commercial break the match is underway with Bobby Roode locking Noam Dar in a headlock and wearing him down in the center of the ring. Noam Dar being the smaller man gets dominated throughout the match but Dar's goes for his usual strategy of targeting the leg of his opponent, targeting Bobby Roode's right leg. However, Bobby Roode smartly looks to avoid the champagne superkneebar using any tricks possible to stay out of it. The match gets to the 6-minute mark as Bobby Roode has taken control when this music plays:


Dolph Ziggler gets a decent pop from the crowd as he walks down the ring in his leather jacket and starts shouting abuse at Bobby Roode. This distracts the glorious one who takes his eyes off the ball to shout some abuse back at Ziggler. This allows Noam Dar to roll him up from behind. 1 2 Dar hooks the tights 3! Noam Dar picks up a massive win 6 days away from Money in the Bank!

Winner via pinfall: Noam Dar (7:32)

Michael Cole: A massive win for Noam Dar!

Corey Graves:
What is Dolph Ziggler even doing out here?

Renee Young:
He is clearly looking for payback after Roode attacked him last week and I think he will happy to have got a measure of payback on the glorious one tonight.

Noam Dar runs out of the ring as he celebrates with the fans at ringside, maybe over-celebrating a little as Bobby Roode looks furious. However, Dolph Ziggler responds to this by sliding into the ring and throwing many wild punches laying into the glorious one!

Michael Cole:
Ziggler is going wild on Bobby Roode.

Ziggler would then grab hold of Bobby Roode lifting him off the mat before planting him with the zigzag! Dolph Ziggler would then get to his feet looking happy with what he has done to Bobby Roode getting loud cheers from the fans as he stands tall in the ring.

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When we return from the commercial break we see Dolph Ziggler walking through the back as he is clearly looking for someone. It takes him a few minutes but eventually he finds the Raw commissioner Paige.

Dolph Ziggler: Paige I have a request. Give me a match with Bobby Roode.

Paige: Was out there not enough?

Dolph Ziggler: No I want to prove I still have it. I have been a shadow of myself for too long and I will not let someone like Bobby Roode do what he did to me and get away with it.

Paige: OK Dolph. In that case on the Money in the Bank Pre-show, it will be you going one on one against Bobby Roode.

Dolph responds by nodding before walking away as we cut to a backstage locker room as Seth Rollins is sat down holding his Universal title. He looks up towards the camera before speaking.

Seth Rollins: Lashley last week you gave me one hell of a beating. My ribs are still not 100% and they probably won't be by Sunday.

Seth takes a moment rising to his feet.

Seth Rollins: However that won't stop me. I mean it didn't stop me tonight. You see I saw what was happening to this title when it was in the hands of Brock Lesnar. I knew I had to take it off the beast and be a fighting champion.

Seth Rollins would pause for a moment touching his ribs.

Seth Rollins: Being a fighting champion means fighting through the pain. It means no matter the odds you keep fighting. Bobby Lashley, you might be one of the strongest people in this company but I have faced people stronger than me before. And trust me when I say this. Brains beat brawn.

Seth Rollins would point to a picture on the wall showing Seth Rollins with the WWE title at Wrestlemania 31 where he pulled off the heist of the century.

Seth Rollins: Every time I faced Brock Lesnar I used my brains to overcome him and win. So trust me when I say this Bobby Lashley I have a plan to deal with both you and Lio Rush even if my ribs are not 100% this Sunday.

Seth Rollins starts to let out a smile as he looks at the camera.

Seth Rollins: So Lio plan whatever you want because this Sunday I plan to burn it down.

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When we return from the commercial break we hear the music of Bayley as she makes her way down to the ring getting cheers from the crowd as she walks to the ring.

Michael Cole: Well before the commercial break we learned two things. The first is we will see Dolph Ziggler vs Bobby Roode on the Money in the Bank pre-show.

Renee Young: Not only that but we heard some very strong words from the Universal champion ahead of his title defense this Sunday.

Corey Graves: Bobby Lashley showed last week the damage he can do to anyone who gets in his way and Seth Rollins is going to need one hell of a plan to overcome Walking Armageddon!


Kairi Sane makes her way out and once again she uses her telescope to spy the Money in the Bank briefcase hanging from the ceiling as she lets out a cute smile and walks to the ring joining Bayley.

Michael Cole: Well right now we are going to see a Money in the Bank preview as Kairi Sane and Bayley look to take on Fire and Desire.

Corey Graves: And this is a big mistake by Kairi Sane. You don't want to anger god's greatest creation 6 days before her crowning moment.

Renee Young: Could you be any less obsessed Corey?

Corey Graves: Recognizing a gift from the gods is not being obsessed, Renee.


Fire and Desire next make their way out getting a small number of boos from the crowd as both look confident about picking up the win tonight. Sonya Deville would step into the ring to start for her team whilst Bayley would start for her team, looking to get her hands on Sonya.

Match 5: Fire and Desire vs Bayley and Kairi Sane
A fun match as Fire and Desire try to use their experience as a tag team to overcome the skill of Kairi Sane and Bayley. However whilst these two have never teamed up before, they have plenty of experience wrestling with a partner and as the match goes on they work well together showing natural chemistry. In the closing stages, Bayley takes care of Sonya Deville on the outside of the ring allowing Kairi Sane to climb to the top rope and hit Mandy Rose with the In-sane elbow for the win!

Winners via pinfall: Bayley and Kairi Sane (9:17)

Michael Cole: Kairi Sane and Bayley picking up the win tonight.

Renee Young:
And they made one hell of a team tonight. Heck, this was the first time these two teamed together.

Corey Graves:
Likely story. These two must have teamed before and we don't know about it. That is why Mandy Rose lost!

Kairi Sane and Bayley celebrate in the ring very happy with the win as Bayley taunts the pair on the outside of the ring. Meanwhile, Sonya Deville helps Mandy Rose up to her feet as both members of Fire and Desire looking furious at coming up short tonight.

We then cut to the backstage area as we can see Tyler Breeze is sat in front of a mirror getting ready for the main event tonight as he is approached by Mike Rome.

Mike Rome:
Tyler how are you feeling ahead of being in the main event of Monday Night Raw for two weeks in a row?

Tyler Breeze:
It is a start, Mike. Prince pretty was always meant to be a star but tonight being in the main event is not enough. No, I plan on making a name for myself and becoming the star I truly am. Bobby Lashley is a monster of a man but tonight I prove I belong at the top.

Tyler Breeze goes back to getting ready as the camera switches to a hallway as Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura are walking to the ring.

Michael Cole:
Well up next the Raw tag team titles will be on the line. Don't go anywhere!

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When we return from the commercial break we hear the music for Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura as they walk to the ring with their manager Lana by their side.

Michael Cole: Neither man has won the tag team titles but tonight both men know they have a big opportunity if they can overcome Hawkins and Ryder tonight.

Renee Young: You have to remember that Hawkins and Ryder have been friends for years whilst Rusev and Nakamura have only been a team for a few months and I don't even think these two men are friends.

Corey Graves: Yes but have Ryder and Hawkins had success to the level of these two men in their careers? Listen the pair have had a good run but the miracle comes to an end tonight


Hawkins and Ryder make their way out to the ring next getting a decent pop from the live crowd as they take a moment seemingly talking through the game plan. Curt Hawkins noticeably looks a little nervous on the ramp but Ryder reassures him. As they do this Jey Uso makes his way out joining both men on the ramp.

Michael Cole: Well Jey Uso said he would be out here to stop Lana tonight after her comments about his brother the other week.

Corey Graves: Listen Jey's brother is on the injured list so quite frankly he should not be making himself a part of the tag team title picture.

Renee Young: Jey wouldn't be out here if Lana could be trusted to stay out of the match.

Zack Ryder steps into the ring for his team whilst on the opposite side of the ring the imposing Rusev steps inside to start the match.

Match 6: Raw tag team titles match: Ryder and Hawkins (c) w/Jey Uso vs Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura w/Lana
Right from the start of the match Rusev and Nakamura batter Ryder and Hawkins as their skill as singles competitors shines through. Ryder and Hawkins, however, use their teamwork to survive the onslaught. Lana can be heard shouting instructions whilst JeyUso hypes up his boys. As the match comes to an end Shinsuke is in the ring as he lays into Ryder with a bunch of stiff knees. He gets ready to hit the Kinsaha but Ryder ducks and rolls up Shinsuke! 1 2 Shinsuke kicks out!

Ryder looks to make his way to the corner to tag out but Shinsuke stops him with a stiff knee to the back before tossing him back towards Rusev. He taunts Hawkins shouting “Come on” but Hawkins does not bite. Shinsuke tags in Rusev who looks to lock in the accolade! He has it locked in tight as Hawkins now looks to make the save but Shinsuke cuts him off! Ryder teases tapping out but he is not going to let the tag team titles go that easily and is fingers tips away from the ropes when out of view of the ref, Lana moves them away from Ryder!

Jey Uso, however, knows what is up and goes around the ring pointing it out to the ref. This gets Rusev and Shinsuke to slide out of the ring confronting Jey Uso as Lana shouts instructions to them. Whilst this is going on Hawkins gets the attention of the ref and awakens his partner, dragging him over for the blind tag. The camera cuts to Shinsuke who has got Jey Uso on the ramp shouting at him and then hits him with a Kinshasa. Rusev at this point gets back into the ring and gets met with a rough Ryder dropping him in the ring. Hawkins quickly climbs to the top rope before flying off and hits the heat-seeking elbow! 1 2 Shinsuke looks to make the save as Lana shouts to him but Ryder cuts him off. 3! Hawkins and Ryder retain their tag team titles!

Winners via pinfall and still Raw tag team champions: Ryder and Hawkins (9:46)

Michael Cole: They did it again!

Renee Young:
The dream lives on and I think these two are getting even better as a team!

Corey Graves:
Listen if Jey Uso did not get involved we would have new tag team champions. Rusev and Nakamura were screwed.

Michael Cole:
Jey Uso only got involved when Lana tried to cheat!

In the ring Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins start to hug each other as Lana, Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura all look annoyed on the outside as Lana has some choice words. Meanwhile, Jey Uso would join both men in the ring and celebrate with the champions, happy to have got one over Lana, Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura tonight.

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When we return from the commercial break we see Fire and Desire storming through the back and they are not happy.

Mandy Rose: ARRGGH!

Mandy Rose slams her hands down on the table nearby as Sonya is pacing up and down.

Mandy Rose: I can't believe we lost to those two losers!

Mandy is throwing a fit but Sonya grabs hold of her friend as she looks to calm her down.

Sonya Deville: Mandy, Mandy it will be OK trust me.

Mandy Rose starts to calm down a little as Sonya looks to carry on.

Sonya Deville: Look Bayley will pay for what happened tonight. Trust me, we will make her pay and one of us will walk away with the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Mandy nods still looking angry as the camera focuses on Sonya's face who also looks fairly angry as we cut back to the commentary team at ringside.

Michael Cole: Well strong words from Sonya but up next we have a special pre-recorded interview that took place early today as Renee Young spoke to the Cruiserweight champion Tony Nese ahead of his Cruiserweight title defense this Sunday in a 6 man ladder match.

The camera would then cut to a room as we can see Renee Young sat on one chair with Tony Nese in a nice suit sat across from her.

Renee Young: Hello Tony, how are you feeling?

Tony Nese: I'm feeling good. I have my biggest challenge ever this Sunday as I take on 5 of the best wrestlers the Cruiserweight division has to offer.

Renee Young: You have only very recently become Cruiserweight champion defeating Buddy Murphy at Wrestlemania 35. What made you want such a tough challenge?

Tony Nese: I pride myself on being a top athlete and being in peak physical condition. I mean have you seen my abs?

Tony Nese lets out a little chuckle as does Renee before he carries on.

Tony Nese: Buddy Murphy was the standard. He literally beat everyone you put in his path until I faced him. However, I don't just want to settle and rest on my laurels. I want to face the next big challenge. And if that means beating 5 other men, then that is what I will do.

Renee Young: What I am going to ask you next is your thoughts on the 5 men you will be facing. Let's start with Mustafa Ali, someone who has spent the last few months on Smackdown Live.

Tony Nese: Mustafa Ali is someone I know well. We fought on 205 Live a few times and he is a unique competitor. And since he left 205 live he has only got better. He even beat the WWE champion at the time, Daniel Bryan.

Renee Young: Noam Dar.

Tony Nese: He is a cocky young kid but he is very talented. He also has that deadly champagne superkneebar which I am sure he will use to great effect to slow people down and stop them from climbing the ladder.

Renee Young: Chad Gable.

Tony Nese: Chad Gable is a former Olympic athlete which is something a lot of people forget. And whilst he has spent most of his career in the tag team division with Jason Jordan, Shelton Benjamin and Bobby Roode he is more than capable of picking wins up as a singles competitor.

Renee Young: Oney Lorcan.

Tony Nese: That guy is one hell of a striker and a very angry man. He talks about how being sporting has got him nowhere down in NXT but maybe that is down to his own issues.

Renee Young: And last but certainly not least Rey Mysterio.

Tony Nese: What can I say about a living legend like Rey Mysterio. He is an iconic Cruiserweight who showed the world what people our size are capable of.

Renee Young: Some people think he is past his prime and should not be in this match. What do you think of those comments?

Tony Nese: Laughable. The guy is still the same legend he always has been. He has been competing with some of the best heavyweights the world has to offer over the last few months like Andrade Cien Almas, United States champion Samoa Joe and a multi-time World champion in Randy Orton. If you write off someone with the experience and skill of Rey Mysterio you're a fool.

Renee Young: Thanks for your time Tony.

Tony Nese: My pleasure Renee.

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There is a mixed reaction though it is mostly cheers from the smarky crowd as Andrade Cien Almas makes his entrance joined by his manager Zelina Vega. We can see Zelina Vega talking to Andrade as she is giving her client some instructions.

Michael Cole: Well up next we are getting a Money in the Bank ladder match preview as all 4 men from the Raw side of the match will be facing off in tag team action.

Corey Graves: And Zelina Vega is smart enough to know how important becoming Money in the Bank is for a superstar's career.

Renee Young: That is right Corey, the majority of the people who have won that briefcase have gone on to cash it in and become champion.


The US champion Samoa Joe marches out to the ring getting cheers from the crowd as well as he joins Andrade Cien Almas. Zelina talks to Samoa Joe but Joe doesn't really listen to what her.

Michael Cole: Joe doesn't seem interested in what Zelina has to say.

Corey Graves: Joe has no interest in teaming with anyone. He is here to destroy everyone who gets in his way and knowing Joe I think he would prefer this preview being a fatal 4 way so he could choke everyone out.


AJ Styles makes his way out getting a good pop from the crowd as he is noticeably without the rest of The Club as he walks to the ring.

Michael Cole: You have to wonder where the Club are backstage?

Renee Young: If I had to guess AJ has told them to stay backstage as I doubt AJ wants Braun getting involved in this match.

Corey Graves: The old AJ Styles would never have told his boys to stay in the back because of one man's grudge. He would help his boys and destroy the monster among men for messing with the Club.


The crowd goes wild as the former NXT Champion Aleister Black makes his usual entrance before he walks to the ring with a focused glare.

Michael Cole: Well since coming to Monday night Raw from NXT, Black has put in some incredible performances.

Renee Young: Though he will have to go head to head with his friend Ricochet in the Money in the Bank ladder match.

Corey Graves: There are no friends in a Money in the Bank ladder match Renee.

AJ Styles looks to start for his team. Meanwhile, Samoa Joe starts for his team.

Corey Graves: AJ Styles won't have forgotten the actions of Samoa Joe last year and will want to get a piece of him tonight!

Match 7: Andrade Cien Almas and Samoa Joe w/Zelina Vega vs Aleister Black and AJ Styles
Once the bell rings both AJ Styles and Samoa Joe start laying into each other. This goes on for the first few minutes before Samoa Joe takes over and wears AJ down, sending him to his corner and bringing Andrade Cien Almas into the match. From there Andrade would look to punish AJ following the instructions of his manager. Black would watch on the ring apron not showing any emotion as the match gets to about the 5-minute mark.

AJ uses his experience to escape from the pressure Andrade is putting him under and makes the tag bringing Black into the match. Andrade though remembers how tough Black was in NXT and tags in Samoa Joe, annoying the US champion. Samoa Joe looks to go after Black but gets taken down with many lethal kicks as Black shows off his kickboxing prowess. Joe is annoyed at being caught off guard and looks to go back on the attack but Black sends him to the outside of the ring! Black would then run the ropes as he would look for a suicide dive but instead lands in the center of the ring cross-legged pissing Joe off. Andrade meanwhile tries to use this opportunity to sneak attack Black but AJ flies off the ropes hitting Andrade with a dropkick sending him out of the ring.

Both AJ and Black would look at each other as Joe makes his way into the ring hitting both with a double clothesline. AJ Styles rolls out of the ring as Joe would start looking to wear down Black with submissions. However Black and Joe go back and forth for as we get towards the end of the match. Joe is in the ring whilst Black has made the tag to AJ Styles. AJ would get Joe down before he makes his way to the ropes as he looks for the Phenomenal forearm! However, before he can fly off he gets distracted by Zelina Vega who grabs his ankle.

He turns around telling her to get off which she does holding her hands up playing innocent. AJ flies off the ropes but that spilt second costs him as Samoa Joe moves out of the way! Samoa Joe would quickly follow this up as he locks in the coquina clutch. Black looks to make the save but Andrade Cien Almas cuts him off and sends Black out of the ring. AJ tries to escape but it is no use as he passes out.

Winners via submission: Andrade Cien Almas and Samoa Joe (13:46)

Samoa Joe lets go of the hold dropping the unconscious AJ Styles to the mat as he rises to his feet. Black has taken care of Andrade but is just short of breaking the submission hold as he looks disappointed but remains fairly calm. Meanwhile, Zelina checks on Andrade helping him up to his feet.

Michael Cole: Samoa Joe picks up the win for his team tonight and you have to wonder who will be able to defeat the US champion this Sunday.

Renee Young: Zelina Vega also proved to be a key factor in the match distracting AJ Styles as he went for the phenomenal forearm.

Corey Graves: Zelina Vega is always about doing what is best for her client and she knew how to make sure Andrade got the win tonight.

The camera would then show AJ Styles rising to his feet struggling for breath as he looks very frustrated.

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When we return from the commercial break we see AJ Styles is walking through the back selling the damage the coquina clutch did to his neck as the Good brothers approach him looking annoyed.

AJ Styles: Not the best time guys.

Luke Gallows: Isn't it?

AJ Styles: Listen I haven't got time for this. I told you two to drop your issues with Braun before you made things worse but you couldn't do that.

Karl Anderson: What has happened to you? The AJ we knew in Japan would never be let someone like Braun get away with what he did. Why did you not help us take him down?

AJ Styles: I have a Money in the Bank ladder match to prepare for this Sunday and I don't have the time to get in brawls with that monster.

Luke Gallows: I mean maybe you have lost a step AJ.

AJ Styles: What did you say?

Karl Anderson: The old AJ makes sure people don't cost him matches. The old AJ gets the job done by any means necessary.

Luke Gallows: But we are still your boys and we will be happy to be there to make sure you get the job done this Sunday.

AJ Styles: I don't need your help and I will show you this Sunday I am still the Phenomenal one.

AJ at that point storms off clearly annoyed as The Good brothers look on shaking their head. We would then cut back to the ring as we get ready for the main event of the show.


Tyler Breeze makes his way out to the ring with his mobile phone in his hand as he does a quick selfie before putting his phone away looking very focused tonight.

Michael Cole: Tyler knows how big of an opportunity this is for him tonight. He faces off against a former ECW, United States and Intercontinental champion in Bobby Lashley.

Renee Young: You're right Michael if he can beat the number one contender for the Universal title tonight he will surely have a claim to a title shot in the future no matter who walks out this Sunday as Universal champion.

Corey Graves: But how likely is that to happy? Tyler Breeze is great but he is stepping into the ring with walking Armageddon!


Bobby Lashley makes his way out to the ring joined by Lio Rush as he clicks his neck from side to side walking to the ring with a purpose. For once Lio Rush does not have a microphone. Instead, he makes his way to the commentary desk.

Lio Rush: Cole move over as the man of the hour, 24 years old piece of gold Lio Rush.

Renee Young: We know who you are Lio.

Lio Rush: Well you should have had a headset ready in case the man of the hour wanted to graces the people at home with some valuable insight.

Corey Graves: How is Bobby Lashley feeling ahead of the main event this evening Lio?

Lio Rush: Bobby Lashley is focused and tonight is going to send a message to Seth Rollins and show him what is in store this Sunday.

Bobby Lashley stands in the ring with an angry look on his face as the ref rings the bell getting this match underway.

Main event: Bobby Lashley vs Tyler Breeze
Early on Tyler Breeze uses his speed to get some room and keep away from Bobby Lashley frustrating the larger man. Lio on commentary says that Bobby is clearly toying with Tyler Breeze but we can see that is clearly not the case. The tone quickly changes when Lashley gets hold of Tyler Breeze and starts tossing him around like a rag doll. Lashley also doesn't play about with Breeze and looks to go for the kill. Breeze survives the offense of Lashley stunning Lio Rush. Lashley starts to get frustrated as the match would approach the 10-minute mark as he sends Breeze to the outside and looks for a powerbomb onto the ring apron! Breeze desperately starts laying into Lashley with several punches.

He lays stops Lashley from being able to powerbomb before transitioning into a tornado DDT onto the ring floor! Breeze would take a moment to recover before picking up the downed Lashley as he rolls him into the ring not wanting to take the win via count-out. He would quickly follow up and make a cover but Lashley kicks out at 2. We can hear the worry on commentary in the voice of Lio Rush as Tyler Breeze catches the rising Lashley with the Beauty Shot! Breeze makes the cover 1 2 Lashley kicks out! Commentary put over how tough Lashley is to be able to kick out of the beauty spot whilst Breeze wonders what he needs to do to finish off Lashley.

He would take a moment to think before making his way to the top rope. He would steady himself for a moment looking to go high risk before flying off but Bobby Lashley would catch him as he flies through the air. He holds for a second before slamming him down with a thurst spinebuster! Bobby Lashley has a look of pure rage on his face having nearly lost to Breeze and makes his way to the corner of the ring. Breeze would slowly get to his feet before getting hit with a massive spear! Lashley would hook the legs 1 2 3. Bobby Lashley picks up the win!

Winner via pinfall: Bobby Lashley (14:03)

Lio Rush: I told you all. It was never in doubt!

Michael Cole:
You can say that all you want Lio but Breeze took Bobby Lashley to the limit tonight.

Corey Graves:
I have to say I was very impressed with the performance by Tyler Breeze tonight. There is no shame in losing to someone with the size and power of Bobby Lashley.

Bobby Lashley would pose in the ring getting boos from the crowd as Tyler Breeze would head up the ramp looking disappointed to have come up short tonight.

Lio Rush:
Keep your eyes on that ring as that man there, walking Armageddon himself will soon become the Universal champion!


Seth Rollins makes his way out onto the top of the entrance ramp holding his Universal title in the air staring down Bobby Lashley. We can still see some tape around his ribs after the attack last week. Seth Rollins would get about half-way down the ramp as Bobby lets out a slight smirk.

Michael Cole: Seth look out!

Seth turns around and superkicks Lio Rush in the face stunning the man of the hour!

Renee Young: Seth is too smart and knew Lio Rush would try something.

Seth Rollins grabs Lio Rush lifting him off the ground and plants him with the pedigree on the entrance ramp staring at Bobby Lashley the whole time. Bobby Lashley in the ring doesn't flinch and just stares at Rollins with an angry look on his face. Seth Rollins stays stood on the entrance ramp holding his Universal title in the air as the show would then fade to black.




Universal title match:
Seth Rollins (c) vs Bobby Lashley

WWE title 30 minute ironman match:
Kofi Kingston (c) vs Daniel Bryan

Raw women's title match:
Becky Lynch (c) vs Mickie James

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

Men's Money in the Bank ladder match:
Ricochet vs Andrade Cien Almas vs Finn Balor vs AJ Styles vs Buddy Murphy vs Aleister Black vs Luke Harper vs Samoa Joe

Women's Money in the Bank ladder match:
Bayley vs Lacey Evans vs Sonya Deville vs Nikki Cross vs Mandy Rose vs Charlotte vs Kairi Sane vs Alexa Bliss or Ember Moon or Ruby Riott

Cruiserweight title ladder match:
Tony Nese (c) vs Rey Mysterio vs Mustafa Ali vs Oney Lorcan vs Chad Gable vs Noam Dar

8 man tag team match:
Roman Reigns, The Miz, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs The Corporation (Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Elias)

Women's tag team titles match:
The Iiconics (c) vs The Divas of Doom

Pre-show:

Grudge match:
Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler
 

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WWE News:

In the last few days on twitter, 4 more matches have been made official for Smackdown Live. The first match is a special preview match suggested by Daniel Bryan and agreed by Shane McMahon which will see Daniel Bryan take on R-Truth in a 15-minute Ironman match to start the show. Meanwhile, we see Buddy Murphy go head to head with Ricochet whilst Lacey Evans takes on Nikki Cross.

And the last match that has been announced during the week see Shane McMahon give Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns a chance to work through their issues as they will fight in singles action on this week's Smackdown Live days away from their 8 man tag team match against the Corporation. Lastly Trent Seven the NXT UK superstar will be making his first-ever Smackdown Live appearance as he will be interviewing Asuka and Becky Lynch in the main event of Smackdown Live “Atop Moustache mountain”. Smackdown Live this week promises to be must-see.


Confirmed for Smackdown Live:


15 minute Ironman match:
Daniel Bryan vs R-Truth

Allies collide match:
Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens

Money in the bank preview match:
Buddy Murphy vs Ricochet

Money in the bank preview match:
Lacey Evans vs Nikki Cross

Money in the Bank qualifier:
Alexa Bliss vs Ember Moon vs Ruby Riott

Atop moustache mountain:
Trent Seven interviews Becky Lynch and Asuka