July 16, 2018
Buffalo, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Kurt Angle, Paul Heyman, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Elias, Finn Balor, and Roman Reigns In-Ring Segment:
Kurt Angle & Constable Baron Corbin Backstage Segment:
First Match: Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor in a Triple Threat Match With Major SummerSlam Implications
McIntyre immediately attacks Balor after the bell rings. Reigns is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Reigns transitions into a Corner Mount. Balor starts teeing off on McIntyre. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but McIntyre lands back on his feet. Reigns uppercuts McIntyre. Balor rolls Reigns over for a two count. McIntyre delivers a Double Clothesline. McIntyre bounces Reigns head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre blasts Reigns with a knife edge chop. McIntyre kicks Balor in the gut. Balor responds with a dropkick. Balor clotheslines Reigns over the top rope. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Balor rolls McIntyre back into the ring. Balor chops McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre whips Balor back first across the turnbuckles. Reigns ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. McIntyre with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. McIntyre stomps on Reigns head. McIntyre is mauling Reigns in the corner. McIntyre drops Balor with a Back Elbow Strike. McIntyre follows that with a Big Boot. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre is controlling the early portion of this match.
McIntyre hooks the legs of Reigns for a two count. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre knocks Balor off the ring apron. McIntyre with a NeckBreaker for a two count. McIntyre is taking his frustrations out on Reigns. McIntyre dumps Balor rib first on the apron. McIntyre rolls Balor back into the ring. McIntyre is putting the boots to Balor and Reigns. Balor kicks McIntyre in the jaw. Reigns fires up with multiple clotheslines. Balor with a Running Forearm to Reigns. Reigns clotheslines Balor. Reigns goes for The Drive By, but Balor counters with a SlingShot Double Foot Stomp. McIntyre wipes out Reigns with a SomerSault Plancha.
Balor sends McIntyre shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Balor with a Flying Double Foot Stomp off the ring apron. Balor tosses Reigns back into the ring. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Balor side steps Reigns into the turnbuckles. Balor decks Reigns with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor sets up for The Coupe De Grace. McIntyre attacks Balor with a steel chair. Reigns punches McIntyre in the jaw. McIntyre sends Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring post. McIntyre with the lateral press for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Reigns with The Never Ending Story. Reigns drops McIntyre with a Big Boot. Reigns talks smack to McIntyre. Reigns goes for a SuperMan Punch, but McIntyre counters with a SpineBuster for a two count. Balor is wearing down Reigns with a steel chair. Balor drives McIntyre into the ringside barricade with a ShotGun Dropkick. Reigns Spears McIntyre on the floor. Balor responds with a SlingBlade. Balor rolls Reigns back into the ring. Balor connects with another SlingBlade.
Balor goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Reigns counters with a SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns sets up for The Spear. Balor kicks Reigns in the chest. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace for a two count. McIntyre drags Balor out of the ring. Balor and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. McIntyre drives Balor into the steel ring steps. McIntyre rolls Balor back into the ring. McIntyre goes for The Claymore, but Reigns counters with a SuperMan Punch. Balor with a schoolboy rollup for a two count. SuperMan Punch #3. McIntyre HeadButts Reigns. McIntyre hits The Claymore. SuperMan Punch #4 that sends McIntyre to the floor. Reigns Spears Balor to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall
Kurt Angle & Bayley Backstage Segment:
Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode In-Ring Segment:
Second Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode
Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode kicks Ziggler in the gut. Roode goes for a Glorious DDT, but Ziggler counters with a wrist lock. Ziggler transitions into a hammer lock. Ziggler follows that with a side headlock. Ziggler drops Roode with a shoulder tackle Roode responds with a Hip Toss. Roode with side headlock takeover. Ziggler backs Roode into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for the clean break. Ziggler kicks Roode in the gut. Ziggler with a side headlock takeover. Roode reverses the hold. Roode delivers another shoulder tackle. Roode launches Ziggler over the top rope. Roode slams Ziggler’s head on the ringside barricade.
Roode rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Ziggler is trying to create separation. Roode talks smack to Ziggler. Ziggler tosses Roode out of the ring. Ziggler dropkicks Roode for a two count. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Roode gets back to a vertical base. Roode with shots to the midsection of Ziggler. Ziggler with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Roode fires back with a Haymaker/Chop Combination. Roode with a Running Clothesline. Ziggler drop toe holds Roode into the middle turnbuckle. Coming out of the commercial break, Ziggler applies a Sleeper Hold. Ziggler kicks Roode in the ribs. Roode decks Ziggler with a Back Elbow Smash. Roode kicks Ziggler in the jaw. Roode side steps Ziggler into the turnbuckles.
Roode goes for a Back Body Drop, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler reapplies The Sleeper Hold. Roode breaks free. Roode unloads multiple clotheslines. Ziggler kicks Roode in the chest. Roode responds with a Uranage Slam. Roode follows that with a Body Avalanche. Roode goes for a Running Bulldog, but Ziggler blocks it. Roode with a Double Boot to the face of Ziggler. Roode hits The BlockBuster. Roode plays to the crowd. Roode does his signature Glorious Pose.
Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Ziggler rolls him over for a two count. Ziggler kicks the right knee of Roode. Following a long pinning exchange, Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler is tuning up the band. Roode with a double leg takedown to Ziggler. Roode catapults Ziggler into the top turnbuckle. Roode with a SpineBuster for a two count. Ziggler bounces Roode’s head on the top rope. Roode is trying to create separation. Roode dives over Ziggler. Looks like Roode tweaked his knee. Ziggler goes for a Leaping DDT, but Roode blocks it. Ziggler SuperKicks Roode to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2018
— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2018
Third Match: Mojo Rawley vs. Tyler Breeze
Rawley drives Breeze back first into the turnbuckles. Rawley goes for a bodyslam, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Breeze dropkicks Rawley. Breeze clotheslines Rawley over the top rope. Breeze goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Rawley ducks out of the way. Rawley blasts Breeze with a Running Shoulder Block on the floor. Rawley rolls Breeze back into the ring. Rawley with the lateral press for a two count. Rawley applies a rear chin lock. Breeze gets back to a vertical base.
Rawley with the cover for a one count. Rawley goes back to the rear chin lock. Breeze with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Breeze decks Rawley with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Breeze follows that with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Breeze tosses Rawley out of the ring. Rawley displays his top tier agility. Rawley delivers a Body Avalanche. Rawley connects with The Pounce. Rawley rocks Breeze with a Running Haymaker. Rawley plants Breeze with The Alabama Slam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mojo Rawley via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Alicia Fox & Dana Brooke
Bayley and Fox will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fox backs Bayley into the turnbuckles. Fox with a Forearm Smash to Bayley. Bayley dives over Fox. Bayley with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Fox backs herself in between the ropes. Fox drops Bayley with a Big Boot for a two count. Fox tags in Brooke. Fox irish whips Bayley to the corner. Brooke follows that with a HandSpring Elbow Strike. Brooke bounces Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle. Bayley side steps Brooke into the turnbuckles. Brooke knocks Sasha off the ring apron.
Bayley is throwing haymakers at Brooke. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Brooke. Bayley with a Leaping TakeDown. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley delivers multiple clotheslines. Bayley knocks Fox off the ring apron. Brooke clotheslines Bayley. Brooke tosses Bayley out of the ring. Fox attacks Bayley behind the referee’s back. Sasha grabs Fox by her hair. Sasha launches Brooke to the floor. Sasha drives Brooke back first into the ringside barricade. Sasha slams Fox’s head on the ring apron. Sasha with a Flying Double Crossbody Block. The referee calls off the match.
Match Results: No-Contest
Sasha Banks & Bayley Backstage Segment:
Braun Strowman Backstage Interview:
Fifth Match: The B-Team vs. The Ascension
Curtis Axel will start things off with Konnor. Konnor with a Leg Drop to Axel. Konnor blasts Dallas with a Knife Edge Chop. Axel kicks Konnor in the gut. Axel sends Konnor shoulder first to the steel ring post. Axel tags in Dallas. Dallas is throwing haymakers at Konnor. Dallas repeatedly stomps on Konnor’s chest. Dallas tags in Axel. Dallas with a Corner Clothesline to Konnor. Axel follows that with a DDT. Axel with the cover for a two count.
Axel applies a front facelock. Axel transitions into a sleeper hold. Konnor kicks Axel to the corner. Viktor and Dallas are tagged in. Viktor with a Running Axe Handle Strikes. Viktor is lighting up Dallas chest. Viktor with a Running European Uppercut. Viktor lands a Flying Knee Strike for a two count. Konnor rocks Axel with a big haymaker. Axel lowers the rope which sends Konnor crashing to the outside. Dallas decks Viktor with a Back Elbow Smash. Dallas tags in Axel. Dallas ducks a clothesline from Viktor. The B-Team plants Viktor with their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: The B-Team via Pinfall
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Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, Ronda Rousey, Kurt Angle, and Constable Baron Corbin In-Ring Segment:
Seth Rollins Backstage Interview:
Sixth Match: The Authors Of Pain vs. Titus Worldwide
— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2018
Akam and Crews will start things off. Rezar is running interference. Akam attacks Crews from behind. Akam with Muay Thai Knee Strikes to Titus. Akam drives Titus face first into the steel ring post. Akam clotheslines Titus on the floor. Crews decks Akam with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews dropkicks Akam. Akam brings Crews to the corner. Akam tags in Rezar. Rezar with a Full Nelson Slam. Rezar rams his shoulders into the midsection of Crews. Rezar tags in Akam. Rezar with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Akam drops Crews with a Big Boot. AOP are double teaming Crews. AOP plants Crews with The Last Chapter to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Sarah Logan w/Liv Morgan vs. Ember Moon
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Logan goes for an arm-drag takeover, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon applies a waist lock. Logan reverses the hold. Logan with a waist lock takedown. Logan applies a front facelock. Moon reverses the hold. Moon rolls Logan over for a one count. Moon goes back to the front facelock. Logan decks Moon with a Back Elbow Smash. Logan whips Moon to the corner. Logan sends Moon crashing to the outside. Logan rolls Moon back into the ring. Logan with the cover for a two count. Logan transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Logan repeatedly kicks Moon in the back. Morgan delivers a cheap shot. Logan with the lateral press for a two count. Logan goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Moon counters with an Inside Cradle for a two count. Logan with a Bridging Release German Suplex for a two count. Logan locks in The Anaconda Vice. Moon gets Logan trapped in a pinning predicament for a two count. Logan is mauling Moon in the center of the ring. Moon is trying to create separation.
Logan goes for a Back Body Drop, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon ducks a clothesline from Logan. Moon drops Logan with a Bg Haymaker. Moon is picking up the pace. Moon levels Logan with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Moon hits a Sliding FlatLiner. Moon knocks Morgan off the ring apron. Logan rolls Moon over for a two count. Moon SuperKicks Logan for a two count. Moon delivers a Low Dropkick. Moon follows that with a Suicide Dive. Moon rolls Logan back into the ring. Moon with the cover for a two count. Moon sets up for The Eclipse. Morgan continues to run interference. Logan knocks Moon off the top turnbuckle to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sarah Logan via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins vs. Elias in a Triple Threat Match With Major SummerSlam Implications
Elias attacks Rollins before the bell rings. Elias repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Elias backs away from Lashley. Elias continues to beat down Rollins in the corner. Lashley bounces Elias head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Elias. Elias rolls himself out of the ring. Rollins clotheslines Elias on the floor. Lashley tells Rollins to bring it. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollins with a side headlock takeover to Lashley. Lashley gets Rollins shoulders pinned to the mat for a one count. Rollins still has control of the side headlock. Lashley leapfrogs over Rollins. Lashley drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Lashley knocks Elias off the ring apron. Lashley with a side headlock takeover to Rollins.
Lashley is running the ropes. Rollins dropkicks Lashley. Rollins blasts Lashley with a knife edge chop. Lashley launches Rollins to the ring apron. Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Lashley counters with a Big Boot. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike to Lashley. Rollins rolls Elias over for a two count. Elias whips Rollins sternum first into the turnbuckles. Elias gets Rollins in a Electric Chair Position. Elias goes for a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb, but Rollins counters with a Hurricanrana. Elias delivers another Jumping Knee Strike for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Elias applies a half nelson chin lock. Elias is distracted by Lashley. Rollins decks Elias with a JawBreaker. Lashley clotheslines Elias. Lashley follows that with a Back Elbow Strike. Lashley connects with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley with a Swinging NeckBreaker to Rollins. Lashley goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Rollins gets in the way. Lashley PowerSlams Rollins. Lashley hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Elias wisely heads to the outside. Elias runs Lashley’s face into the steel ring post. Elias negates The Suicide Dive from Rollins. Elias tosses Lashley back into the ring. Elias lands a Flying Elbow Drop. Rollins responds with a Frog Splash. Elias dumps Rollins out of the ring. Elias tries to steal the victory, but Lashley kicks out.
Elias with clubbing blows to the back of Rollins. Rollins goes for a Ripcord Knee Strike, but Elias counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Rollins kicks Elias in the jaw. Rollins with a BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins and Elias are fighting for position on the top rope. Elias sends Rollins crashing to the canvas. Lashley goes for an Avalanche Belly to Belly Suplex, but Rollins counters with a Buckle Bomb. Rollins with a SuperPlex to Elias. Rollins floats over into The Falcon Arrow for a two count.
Rollins lands Two Suicide Dives. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Elias. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins is burning it down. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Elias. Rollins connects with The BlackOut for a two count. Rollins and Lashley are trading back and forth shots. Rollins unloads a series of forearm shivers. Lashley responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Lashley with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Rollins leapfrogs over Lashley. Rollins rolls Lashley over for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Lashley. Elias drags Rollins out of the ring. Lashley Spears Elias to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall
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