August 27, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment:
– It will be Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in a Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre comes out to poke fun at Reigns and Strowman. Ziggler says that he’ll be cashing in his rematch clause very soon. Constable Baron Corbin informs us that tonight’s main event is Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman taking on the team of Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre.
First Match: Constable Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor in a No Disqualification Match
Balor talks smack to Corbin. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin drops Balor with a back elbow strike. Corbin launches Balor to the corner. Corbin with a Misdirection Lariat for a two count. Corbin mocks Balor. Corbin drives his elbow into Balor’s chest. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Corbin with a high knee lift. Balor turns a sunset flip into a basement dropkick. Corbin is throwing forearms at Balor. Balor side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. Corbin knocks Balor off the ring apron. Corbin runs Balor into the ringside barricade. Corbin with the cover for a two count. Corbin stomps on Balor’s back. Balor is trying to create separation. Corbin goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Balor with shots to the midsection of Corbin. Corbin is controlling the pace of the match. Balor kicks Corbin in the chest. Corbin responds with a big haymaker. Balor hits The SlingBlade on the floor.
Coming out of the commercial break, Corbin applies another half nelson chin lock. Corbin delivers Two Body Avalanches. Balor ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Balor with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Balor unloads multiple strikes. Balor with a double leg takedown to Corbin. Balor follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor with a Running Knife Edge Chop. Corbin reverses out of the irish whip from Balor. Corbin kicks Balor in the jaw. Balor responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Corbin goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Balor ducks out of the way.
Balor drops Corbin with another SlingBlade. Balor goes for The ShotGun Dropkick, but Corbin counters with Deep Six for a two count. Balor with an inside cradle for a two count. Balor clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Corbin grabs a steel chair. Balor rolls Corbin back into the ring. Balor decks Corbin with an Leaping Enzuigiri. Corbin avoids The Coupe De Grace. Corbin blasts Balor with the steel chair. Corbin reminds us that it’s a no disqualification match. Corbin plants Balor with The End Of Days to pickup the victory.
Winner: Constable Baron Corbin via Pinfall
The Undertaker/Triple H Vignette:
– Shawn Michaels will be a special guest on next weeks Monday Night Raw from Columbus, Ohio.
Titus Worldwide Backstage Segment:
— WWE (@WWE) August 28, 2018
Second Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Dana Brooke w/Titus Worldwide
Brooke starts things off with multiple pinning combinations. Brooke ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Sasha goes for The Bank Statement, but Brooke rolls herself out of the ring. Titus Worldwide is trying to pick up Brooke’s spirits. Brooke applies a waist lock. Sasha sends Brooke to the corner. Brooke dives over Sasha. Brooke with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count.
Brooke transitions into a ground and pound attack. Brooke poses for the crowd. Brooke with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Sasha responds with a High Knee Strike. Sasha connects with a Flying Meteora for a two count. Brooke delivers a big haymaker. Brooke goes for a TKO, but Sasha counters with a BackStabber. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement which forces Brooke to tap out.
Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission
Dean Ambrose & Jinder Mahal Backstage Segment:
Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens In-Ring Segment:
Third Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Kevin Owens For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Owens kicks Rollins in the gut. Owens with a clubbing blow to the back of Rollins. Owens blasts Rollins with a knife edge chop. Owens and Rollins are exchanging haymakers in the corner. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Owens. Rollins with a diving crossbody block. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rollins unloads a knife edge chop of his own. Rollins clotheslines Owens. Rollins slams Owens head on the ring apron. Rollins with an Guillotine Leg Drop. Owens responds with a throat thrust. Owens launches Rollins over the steel ring steps. Rollins delivers a Flying Clothesline.
Owens applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rollins with shots to the midsection of Owens. Owens whips Rollins back first across the turnbuckles. Owens with an Elbow Drop off the second rope for a two count. Owens talks smack to Rollins. Rollins responds with a chop/haymaker combination. Owens sends Rollins back first to the ringside barricade. Owens targets the left shoulder of Rollins. Owens with a Senton Splash for a two count. Owens applies an arm-bar. Rollins decks Owens with a JawBreaker.
Rollins with a low bridge which sends Owens crashing to the outside. Owens runs Rollins into the barricade. Owens goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but Rollins ducks out of the way. Owens negates the referee’s ten count. Rollins with a Running Forearm Smash. Rollins follows that with another chop/haymaker combination. Rollins kicks Owens in the gut. Owens applies a side headlock. Owens kicks Rollins in the chest. Rollins responds with a SlingBlade. Owens rolls himself out of the ring. Rollins delivers Three Suicide Dives.
Coming out of the commercial break, Rollins connects with a Frog Splash for a two count. Rollins starts burning it down. Rollins goes for The Blackout, but Owens rolls out of the way. Owens sends Rollins shoulder first to the steel ring post. Rollins blasts Owens with a Rolling Kick. Rollins goes for a Ripcord Knee Strike, but Owens counters with The Crippler CrossFace. Rollins crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens slaps Rollins in the face. Rollins fires back with a series of palm strikes. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Rollins lands back on his feet.
Owens negates The Buckle Bomb. Rollins with a Roll Through SuperKick. Owens hits The Stunner for a two count. Owens places Rollins on the top turnbuckle. Owens goes for a SuperPlex, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins with clubbing jabs to Owens. Rollins BuckleBombs Owens. Owens SuperKicks Rollins for a two count. Rollins has Owens perched on the top turnbuckle. Owens and Rollins are trading back and forth shots. Owens HeadButts Rollins. Owens goes for an Avalanche Death Valley Driver, but Rollins counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Owens trips Rollins in mid-air. Owens goes for a MoonSault, but Rollins ducks out of the way. Rollins plants Owens with The Blackout to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins via Pinfall
"Here's your contract. Just make sure you bring it to #HIAC."
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 28, 2018
Kevin Owens Promo:
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre Backstage Interview:
Fourth Match: The B-Team vs. The Revival
Bo Dallas and Dash Wilder will start things off. Wilder applies a waist lock. Dallas with a Back Elbow Smash to Wilder. Dallas drops Wilder with a Short-Arm Lariat. Dallas with a Running Knee Drop. Dallas tags in Axel. Axel with a Running Axe Handle Strike for a two count. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson punches Axel in the gut. Wilder with a clubbing blow to Axel’s back. Dawson unloads two knife edge chops. Dawson punches Axel in the face. Dawson mocks The B-Team. Dawson goes for a Hip Toss, but Axel counters with a gut punch. Axel applies a side headlock. Axel leapfrogs over Dawson. Axel dropkicks Dawson. Axel tags in Dallas. The B-Team connects with a Double Hip Toss. Axel clotheslines Dawson over the top rope. Dallas sends Wilder crashing into Dawson.
Coming out of the commercial break, Wilder applies an cravate. Wilder drop toe holds Dallas to the canvas. Wilder tags in Dawson. Wilder gets Dallas trapped in a Knee Bar. Dawson dropkicks Dallas for a two count. Dawson with a back elbow strike for a two count. Dawson applies a waist lock. Dallas with three sharp elbow strikes to Dawson. Dallas kicks Dawson in the chest. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder continues to cut the ring in half. Wilder clotheslines Dallas. Wilder goes for a Tornado DDT, but Dallas counters with a Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Wilder tags in Dawson.
Dallas avoids a Running Boot from Dawson. Dallas finally tags in Axel. Axel knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Axel clotheslines Dawson. Following a snap mare takeover, Axel hits a Rolling Neck Snap. Axel with a Running Elbow Strike for a two count. Axel kicks Dawson in the gut. Axel goes for The Perfect Plex, but Dawson counters with a Double Leg Takedown. Axel kicks Dawson into the turnbuckles. Dallas and Wilder are running interference. Wilder launches Dallas over the top rope. Axel with an inside cradle for a two count. Axel with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Axel goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Dawson holds onto the ropes. Wilder made the blind tag. The Revival plants Axel with The Shattering Machine to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Revival via Pinfall
The Revival In-Ring Promo:
— WWE (@WWE) August 28, 2018
Elias & Trish Stratus In-Ring Segment:
Trish Stratus, Natalya, Ronda Rousey, Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and Alicia Fox In-Ring Segment:
Fifth Match: Natalya w/Ronda Rousey and Trish Stratus vs. Alicia Fox w/Alexa Bliss and Mickie James
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya applies a wrist lock. Fox with a sunset flip cover for a two count. Natalya goes for The Sharpshooter, but Fox grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Fox says that she’s not playing Natalya’s games. Fox is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Natalya dropkicks Fox. Natalya rolls Fox back into the ring.
Fox with a Running Cutter for a two count. Fox applies a rear chin lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Fox drops Natalya with a Big Boot. Fox is mauling Natalya on the bottom rope. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James attacks Natalya behind the referee’s back. Natalya brings Fox back into the ring. Natalya connects with a Discus Lariat. Natalya locks in The Sharpshooter which forces Fox to tap out.
Winner: Natalya via Submission
The Bella Twins, Ronda Rousey, Trish Stratus and Natalya Backstage Segment:
— WWE (@WWE) August 28, 2018
Sixth Match: The Ascension vs. Bobby Lashley in a Two on One Handicap Match
Lashley knocks Konnor off the ring apron. Lashley brings Viktor back into the ring. Lashley drops Viktor with a shoulder tackle. Lashley stares at Konnor. Viktor kicks Lashley in the gut. Viktor made a blind tag to Konnor. Lashley goes for a Military Press Slam, but Konnor counters with a leg sweep. Konnor transitions into a ground and pound attack. Konnor is putting the boots to Lashley. Konnor applies a front facelock.
Viktor tags himself in. Viktor with a double axe handle strike to Lashley. Viktor repeatedly uppercuts Lashley. Viktor wrestles Lashley to the mat. Viktor goes back to the front facelock. Lashley launches Viktor to the corner. Lashley whips Konnor face first across the steel ring post. Lashley dumps Viktor on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley ChokeSlams Viktor. Lashley clotheslines Konnor over the top rope. Lashley plants Viktor with The Dominator to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ambrose with a waist lock takedown. Ambrose with a quick cover for a one count. Ambrose applies waist lock. Mahal decks Ambrose with a Back Elbow Smash. Ambrose clotheslines Mahal over the top rope. Ambrose delivers multiple knife edge chops. Ambrose rolls Mahal back into the ring. Ambrose shoves Sunil into the ringside barricade. Mahal blasts Ambrose with a Running Knee Strike. Mahal stomps on the midsection of Ambrose. Mahal follows that with a Running Knee Drop for a two count. Mahal drives his knee into Ambrose’s back.
Mahal is mauling Ambrose on the middle rope. Mahal with a series of SlingShot Knee Drops. Mahal is choking Ambrose with his knee pad. Mahal applies a rear chin lock. Ambrose gets back to a vertical base. Ambrose with shots to the midsection of Mahal. Mahal with a High Knee Lift. SHANTI!!! Ambrose responds with multiple clotheslines. Ambrose with a Running Elbow Strike. Ambrose dumps Mahal sternum first on the top rope. Ambrose goes for a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Mahal blocks it. Ambrose ducks a clothesline from Mahal. Mahal with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Mahal goes for The Khallas, but Ambrose counters with Dirty Deeds to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dean Ambrose via Pinfall
Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman Backstage Segment:
Updated WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Match Card:
– Roman Reigns (c) vs. Braun Strowman in a Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship
– AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe in a Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE Championship
– The New Day (c) vs. TBD For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
– Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse in a Mixed Tag Team Match
– Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexa Bliss For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Eight Match: Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler
Reigns and Ziggler will start things off. Ziggler kicks Reigns in the gut. Ziggler paint brushes Reigns. Reigns responds with a straight right hand. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Reigns with a Leaping Clotheslines. Reigns knocks McIntyre off the ring apron. Reigns clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope. Reigns lands The Drive By. Reigns is distracted by McIntyre. Reigns rolls Ziggler back into the ring. McIntyre attacks Reigns behind the referee’s back. Ziggler with a Leaping DDT for a two count. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre brings the fights to Reigns. McIntyre and Ziggler are cutting the ring in half.
Ziggler applies a sleeper hold. Ziggler dropkicks Reigns for a two count. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. McIntyre blasts Reigns with a knife edge chop. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre applies a front facelock. McIntyre tags in Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Reigns in the ribs. Ziggler with an Elbow Drop for a two count. Ziggler goes back to the sleeper hold. Reigns gets back to a vertical base. Reigns backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Reigns launches Ziggler out of the ring. Reigns with a Big Boot to Ziggler. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. Reigns kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre applies a waist lock. McIntyre with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre tags in Ziggler.
Ziggler talks smack to Reigns. Ziggler grinds Reigns face across the top rope. Ziggler tells Reigns to do something. Reigns obliges with a SuperMan Punch. Reigns tags in Strowman. Strowman refuses to get in the ring. McIntyre and Ziggler double teams Reigns. The referee calls for the bell. After the match, Strowman launches Reigns back first across the turnbuckles. The Shield storms into the ring to make the save. McIntyre and Ziggler connects with their Claymore/Zig Zag Combination. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Strowman wraps the show with Three Running PowerSlams.
Winner: Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman via Disqualification
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