July 17, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, The Miz and The MizTourage In-Ring Segment:
Ambrose shows us his good friend of his Steely Dan. It’s a good day for a bad idea. Miz should come out with his buddies, so they can finish what they started last week. Is The MizTourage not enough backup? Maybe should bring out his stylist and the cast of his horrible Christmas movie. Ambrose will have Miz feeling like he’s back on the Real World. Seth Rollins comes out to interrupt Ambrose. Is Ambrose out here for a fight he can’t win? Ambrose told Rollins not to fight his battles for him, but Ambrose decided to come out swinging a chair like a bad man. Rollins says that Ambrose needs take a deep breath and have a better plan. Ambrose goes wherever the mood takes him. Not everything is about Seth Rollins. Miz got Rollins involved when his glam squad attacked him. Will Ambrose be in his way or by his side when he brings the fight to Miz? Ambrose isn’t Rollins brother. His brothers were in the Shield and he trusted his brother. His brothers had his back and his brothers stood for something. Ambrose doesn’t know this guy. He knows a guy who looked like him, but that guy would stabbed people in the back.
That was over three years ago and Rollins apologizes. Rollins never said it before, but he was sorry. He lived with that every single day of his life. Ambrose and Rollins torn each other up inside Hell in a Cell. He remembers Ambrose cashing in Money in the Bank to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but that’s in the past. What will it take for Ambrose to put the past behind him? Rollins will let his actions speak for itself. He wants Ambrose to hit him in the back with the steel chair. Hit him as many times as it will take to get it out of his system. Ambrose throws the chair out of the ring. Miz and The MizTourage appears on the stage.
It was such a scene to see two brothers working through their issues. Ambrose will never forgive Rollins. He doesn’t have the wrestling ability or the technical skill to beat Miz. Ambrose was so predictable to come out and cause a spectacle to call him out. Ambrose had a welcoming party for Ambrose, but he has two for the price of one. The Lunatic react to things, but never has a strategy. Miz might not be an architect. Miz and The MizTourage grabs three steel chairs and hops on the ring apron. A donnie brook ensues. MizTourage mounts Ambrose in the corner. Miz tosses Ambrose out of the ring. Axel with a Ground and Pound attack to Rollins. Miz plants Rollins with a Skull Crushing Finale through the steel chair.
First Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley
Bliss slaps Bayley. Bayley drives Bliss to the corner. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Bliss chest. Bliss returns the favor. Bayley drops Bliss with a big boot. Bayley goes into the ground and pound attack. Bliss backs herself behind the ropes. Nia Jax walks down to the ringside area to distract Bayley. Bliss applies a Bow and Arrow Stretch. Bliss continues to apply more pressure to the back of Bliss. Bliss connects with an Arm-Ringer TakeDown for a two count. Bliss drives Bayley shoulder to the canvas. Bliss walks on Bayley’s back. Bayley whips Bliss face first to the canvas. Bayley connects with a Stunner in between the middle rope. Bayley with a series of right hands to Bliss. Bayley bounces Bliss head on the top turnbuckle.
Bliss sends Bayley to the corner. Bayley lands a back elbow strike. Bayley connects with a Flying Back Elbow. Bayley follows that with a Side Suplex. Bayley connects with a Belly to Back Suplex. Bayley with a Flying Elbow Drop. Bliss rolls out of the ring. Nia Jax gets in the way of Bayley. Bliss cheap shots Bayley. Bliss rolls Bayley back into the ring. Sasha Banks comes out and attacks Nia. Nia goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Sasha gets back on her feet. Sasha dropkicks Nia into the LED Board. Bayley with a inside cradle for a two count. Bayley plants Bliss with the Bayley to Belly to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bayley via Pinfall
– Kurt Angle is having second thoughts about coming clean. Should he do it? Maybe this isn’t something that should be televised. Graves says that they’re living in a golden age of Social Media and it’s going to get out. Angle needs to go out and tell the truth. He has nothing to be ashamed of. Angle agrees and the WWE Universe should get the news from the horses mouth. His friendship Graves means so much to him.
– There’s a Titus WorldWide Meeting. Apollo Crews got clobbered by Braun Strowman, but that happens to a lot of people. Tozawa defeated Neville last week. When the going gets rough, the rough gets going. The next time Neville defends his Cruiserweight Championship, he’ll feel the power of Tozawa. Ariya Daivari enters the locker room. Where’s Tozawa honor? Someone with honor doesn’t use low blows or beg for rematches. Tonight, he will finish what he started last week.
Second Match: THE Brian Kendrick & Drew Gulak vs. Jack Gallagher & Mustafa Ali
Gulak and Gallagher will starts things off. Gallagher with a double leg takedown. Gallagher stomps on the back of Gulak’s knee. Kendrick distracts Gallagher. Gulak attacks Gallagher from behind. Gulak knocks Ali off the ring apron. Gallagher and Gulak are trading back and forth shots.
Gulak drops Gallagher with a big knife edge chop. Gulak tries to catapult Gallagher, but Gallagher launches Gulak to the other side of the ring. Kendrick tags himself in. Gallagher HeadButts Kendrick. Gallagher tags in Ali. Ali connects with the Inverted 450 Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jack Gallagher & Mustafa Ali via Pinfall
Enzo, Big Cass and Big Show In-Ring Segment:
For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. There’s no WWE Superstar who can get a reaction on the mic like him. Enzo knows the repercussions of his actions. If he says it, he owns it. Sometimes, his losses outweigh his assets. The same holds true in this business as in life. You always gotta fight for what you believe in. There was a point in time when Big Cass believed in what they were fighting for. Maybe Enzo believed in it more than Cass. He would throw caution to the wind and let Cass pick him up and throw him at their opponents. Why? Because he wanted to win. When Cass threw him, it was you who was left standing at seven foot tall. Being seven foot tall didn’t win them any championships. Cass could dunk Enzo if he wanted to. This ain’t the NBA, this is the WWE. This ain’t a basketball court, it’s a ring. When Cass threw him out of the ring like a piece of trash at Great Balls of Fire, he thought he threw Enzo out of his life.
Enzo doesn’t want to take the nipple out of the babies mouth. Cass didn’t throw him out of his life. If you knock Enzo down nine times, he’ll get up ten times. Enzo can’t cash checks? We see a clip of the Big Show/Big Cass brawl from last week. Cass bounced the check. Cass has a foot and 100 pounds on him and he brought the fight to him. Last week, Cass was in the ring with someone his size and he couldn’t look Show in his eyes. When the going got tough, Cass folded up like a lawn chair. Enzo wouldn’t have rolled out of the ring. There’s only one word to describe Cass. Cass comes out to interrupt Enzo. If it wasn’t for Corey Graves none of this would’ve happened. Enzo is always running his mouth.
He didn’t learn his lesson at Great Balls of Fire, so Cass is going to knock some sense into Enzo. Enzo urges Cass to get into the ring. Enzo rolls out of the ring. He’s smarter than the average bear. He loves a fight so he’s going to go into the crowd and watch Cass fight Big Show. The brawl begins. Show is starting to maul Cass. Cass drives Show into the ringside barricade. Cass lands a series of right hands. Show whips Cass back first to the LED Board. Show bodyslams Cass. Cass whips Show a couple times into the steel ring post. Show is busted open. Cass drops Enzo with a Big Boot.
– Next week on RAW, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose will take on The Miz & The MizTourage in a Three on Two Handicap Match. Sasha Banks will take on Bayley, the winner will go on to SummerSlam to take on Alexa Bliss for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship. Finn Balor will take on Elias Samson in a No Disqualification Match.
Third Match: Finn Balor vs. Elias Samson
Balor and Samson goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Samson backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Balor with a snap mare takeover. Balor applies an arm-bar. Balor ducks a clothesline from Samson. Samson bodyslams Balor on the ropes. Samson with a series of right hands to Balor in the corner. Samson repeatedly drives Balor’s head on the ring apron. Samson is applying pressure to back of Balor’s neck. Samson drops Balor with a shoulder tackle. Samson gets Balor in the Full Nelson Lock. Samson with a rolling forearm to Balor. Balor responds with a Over The Head Kick. Balor fires up with a series of clotheslines. Balor connects with a Basement Dropkick. Balor is teeing off on Samson in the corner. Samson gets Balor in the Electric Chair Position. Samson plants Balor with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Samson with a back breaker for another two count. Balor with a leaping enziguri that sends Samson crashing to the outside.
Balor connects with a Baseball Slide DropKick. Balor with a Running Punt Kick from the ring apron. Balor with a Basement DropKick that sends Samson crashing back first into the barricade. Samson hits Balor in the head with the guitar to cause the disqualification. After the match, Bray Wyatt appears on the titantron. Balor didn’t expect that did he? Bray has been watching Balor and he didn’t expect that. Balor has feelings, just like everyone else in that sea of humanity. Bray lives for that look. That look of pain and suffering. It ignites the fire in his soul. Bray needs to put Balor not just in pain, but in agony. The hair on the back of his neck stands up and his heart beats faster. He needs to punish Finn. Balor is a Irish mythology. Bray is real and he’s the eye of the storm. The best part is that he’s going to enjoy every second of it.
Winner: Finn Balor via Disqualification
– Why did the Revival attack The Hardy’s? The Revival did it because they’re the Hardy Boyz. There hasn’t been a team that has flipped around here like the Hardy’s. The Hardy’s acted like The Revival didn’t exist. They will show the Hardy’s who they are. Top Guys Out.
Fourth Match: Akira Tozawa w/Titus O’Neil vs. Ariya Daivari
Tozawa fires up with a series of forearm smashes. Daivari with a sunset flip. Tozawa lands a leg lariat. Tozawa goes for a senton, but Daivari gets his knees up in the air. Tozawa is favoring his shoulder. Daivari continues to attack the shoulder of Tozawa. Daivari with a knee drop to the shoulder. Titus is trying to will Tozawa on. Daivari applies more pressure to shoulder of Tozawa. Tozawa gets back to a vertical base. Daivari drives his knee to the gut of Tozawa.
Daivari whips Tozawa shoulder first to the top turnbuckle for a two count. Daivari is talking smack to Tozawa. Tozawa connects with a Hurricanrana. Tozawa lands a Snap German Suplex. Tozawa ascends to the top turnbuckle. Tozawa dives over Daivari. Daivari connects with the Divorce Court for a two count. Daivari with a running knee strike for another strike. Daivari continues to kick the shoulder of Tozawa. Titus tells the referee to stop the match. After the match, Tozawa snaps at Titus O’Neil.
Winner: Ariya Daivari via Referee Stoppage
Kurt Angle & Jason Jordan In-Ring Segment:
Angle is a little bit nervous. He wants to apologize for being a distraction to the WWE Universe. He wants to talk about what has been happening with his life. Angle was taught that there are consequences for your actions. He found out that a serious action happened and he had to deal with the consequences. Angle was afraid of change because he thought it would hurt his family, but his family is 100% supportive of this. Angle hopes the WWE Universe is supportive of this announcement.
Angle dated a young lady while in college. They stopped dating, but he found out that she gave birth to a baby boy nine months after their last date. Angle was unaware of the birth and the child was adopted. This child was adopted by a family who had great American values. Angle would like to brag about this young man This child was a great athlete and student. He was drafted by the MLB, but he wanted to become a WWE Superstar. Angle is happy that he did that. They’re going to settle this in the ring. Angle brings out his son, Jason Jordan. Angle starts crying as Jordan makes his way down to the ring. Jordan and Angle starts hugging it out in the middle of the ring.
Fifth Match: The Revival vs. The Hardy Boyz
The Hardy’s attacks The Revival before the bell rings. Revival rolls out of the ring. Matt Hardy and Wilder will start things off. Wilder immediately tags in Dawson. Matt drives his shoulders to the midsection of Dawson. Matt lands a big haymaker. The Hardy’s are double teaming Dawson in the corner. Jeff with a clubbing axe handle to Dawson. Jeff explodes out of the corner with a running clothesline. Jeff tags in Matt. The Hardy’s drives Dawson back first into the turnbuckles. Matt with a Side HeadLock TakeOver. Gallows and Anderson are watching the match from the locker room. Wilder tags himself in. The Revival are mauling Matt in the corner. Dawson lands a knife edge chop. Matt repeatedly bounces Dawson head on every turnbuckle pad in the corner. Matt connects with a corner clothesline. Matt follows that with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Matt tags in Jeff. The Hardy’s with Stereo Leg Drops. The Hardy’s connects with a Stereo Belly to Back Suplex that sends Wilder out of the ring. Matt applies a side headlock. Dawson makes the blind tag.
Dawson dropkicks the back of Matt’s knee. Dawson starts targeting the right knee of Matt. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Dawson gets Matt tied n the tree of woe. The Revival are destroying Matt in the corner. Jeff attacks Wilder behind the referee’s back. Dawson applies a Standing Leg Lock. Wilder places Matt’s right knee on the middle rope. Wilder kicks the ropes. Matt is having a hard time fighting out of the Revival’s corner. Matt with a back slide to Dawson for a two count. Matt’s legs are giving out before making the tag. Wilder with a elbow drop to the knee of Matt. Dawson dropkicks Matt. Matt kicks Dawson out of the ring. Wilder tosses Dawson back into the ring.
Matt finally tags in Jeff. Jeff is clearing the ring. Jeff connects with a inverted atomic drop. Jeff follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Jeff follows that with a Flying Splash off the top turnbuckle for a two count. Dawson distracts Jeff. Wilder knocks Matt off the ring apron. Jeff ducks a double clothesline from The Revival. Matt drags Wilder out of the ring. Jeff rolls Dawson for a two count. Matt connects with the Twist of Fate for a two count. The Hardy’s connect with Poetry in Motion. Jeff goes for the Swanton Bomb, but Wilder sends him crashing to the canvas. Dawson rolls Jeff over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Revival via Pinfall
– Akira Tozawa will take on Ariya Daivari tomorrow night on 205 Live.
Sixth Match: Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe. The Winner Of The Match Will Take On Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam
Reigns and Joe goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Reigns applies a side headlock. Reigns with a shoulder tackle that sends Joe out of the ring. Reigns with a right hand that knocks Joe off the ring apron. Joe whips Reigns in the corner. Joe connects with a corner clothesline. Joe follows that with a leaping enziguri. Joe goes for the cover, but Reigns kicks out at two. Joe is teeing off on Reigns in the corner with a series of jabs. Reigns with a quick rollup for a two count. Joe responds with a back elbow strike for a two count. Joe lands a series of Mongolian Chops. Joe applies a rear chin lock. Reigns gets back to a vertical base. Joe lands a snap suplex for a two count. Joe goes back to wrenching the neck of Reigns. Reigns fires up with a series of running clotheslines.
Reigns goes for a leaping lariat, but Joe blocks it. Joe goes for the Uranage Slam, but Reigns counters with the flying clothesline for a two count. Reigns lands a flurry of corner clotheslines. Reigns drops Joe with a Big Boot. Reigns sets up for the SuperMan Punch, but Joe rolls out of the ring. Reigns goes for the Drive By, but Joe counters with a clotheslines. Reigns responds with a clothesline of his own. Both men are knocked down on the outside. Joe and Reigns are trading back and forth HeadButts. Reigns plants Joe with the Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns goes for the Samoan Drop, but Joe counters with the atomic drop. Joe follows that with a senton for a two count. Reigns escapes out of the Uranage Slam. Joe lands a couple of knee strikes. Joe goes for the Uranage Slam, but Reigns counters with the arm-drag. Reigns drops Joe with the SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns crawls to the corner. Braun Strowman comes down to the ring. Strowman drags Joe out of the ring.
The referee calls off the match. Reigns lands a big boot on the ring apron. Reigns lands a big right hand. Strowman sends Reigns ribs first to the barricade. Strowman launches Reigns inside of the ring. Strowman and Joe are trading back and forth right hands. Strowman clotheslines Joe. Strowman shoves Reigns across the ring. Strowman connects with a Body Avalanche. Strowman is mauling Reigns and Joe in the corner. Reigns lands another big boot. Joe climbs to the top turnbuckle and locks in the Coquina Clutch. Reigns connects with the SuperMan Punch. Reigns goes for another SuperMan Punch, but Strowman counters with the SpineBuster. Strowman plants Joe with the Running PowerSlam. Strowman follows that with a Running PowerSlam to Reigns.
Winner: No Contest
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