September 17, 2018
American Airlines Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Constable Baron Corbin and Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment:
Last night was rough for Roman Reigns. Things didn’t go to plan. Reigns did wake up this morning, Universal Champion. Brock Lesnar had his rematch, but he did not think that Brock would kick the door down and attack him when he was down and out. Reigns is right here, so if Brock wants his rematch, come out right now. Braun Strowman comes out to interrupt Reigns. Screw this crap. Reigns should be thankful that Brock showed up last night because that’s the only reason he escaped with the title. That’s the second time Brock has screwed Strowman out of the title and there will not be a third. When Strowman is done getting his hands on Brock, he’ll come after Reigns.
Constable Baron Corbin joins the conversation. Last night was his first pay per view as acting General Manager of Raw. No one is more upset about what happened than him. Corbin has been on the phone with Stephanie McMahon all day to try to work on a solution to the problem. On November 2nd in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, live on the WWE Network, Reigns will defend his Universal Title against Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar in a Triple Threat match. Strowman starts getting in his feelings. Strowman says that everyone in this arena sucks. Strowman drops the mic and exits the ring.
Paul Heyman appears on the stage. Heyman is here to educate you. His client laid waste to a monster and big dog and conquered Hell in a Cell. Heyman will teach you the economics called Brock-A-Nomics. It’s really simplistic. The more you are worth and the bigger star you are, the more power you have, the more money you are worth in UFC. The more money you are worth in UFC, the more power you wield in UFC, the more money you can make in WWE. Nothing is more powerful than holding the Universal Championship. Brock was the longest reigning Universal Champion and WWE signed television deals for billions of dollars and the stock went to new highs.
That was until the monster and the big dog conspired to take the title from the Beast Incarnate. That’s why Brock Lesnar came back last night and why he will go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become the Universal Champion again where he can be the true Crown Jewel of WWE. Strowman runs after Heyman. Reigns takes the mic from Corbin. Corbin is not impressed with Reigns bravado. Corbin is privy to a few things, and one of them is the injury report. Reigns is banged up. Don’t worry about the Triple Threat Match at WWE Crown Jewel. Tonight, Reigns will put his Universal Championship on the line against Corbin.
First Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ambrose applies a waist lock. Ambrose transitions into a side headlock. McIntyre punches Ambrose in the face. McIntyre blasts Ambrose with a knife edge chop. McIntyre repeatedly bounces Ambrose head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ambrose ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Ambrose with a Forearm Smash. Ambrose follows that with a Running Dropkick. Ambrose drives the left of McIntyre into the steel ring post. McIntyre shoves Ambrose into the ringside barricade. Ambrose breaks the referee’s ten count.
Ambrose is throwing forearms at McIntyre. McIntyre throws Ambrose into the barricade. McIntyre rolls Ambrose back into the ring. McIntyre with the cover for a two count. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Ambrose with shots to the midsection of McIntyre. McIntyre catches Ambrose in mid-air. McIntyre goes for a Back Drop, but Ambrose lands back on his feet. Ambrose rolls McIntyre over for a two count. Ambrose rocks McIntyre with a Nasty Forearm Smash. McIntyre slaps Ambrose in the face. McIntyre talks smack to Ambrose. McIntyre goes for a Short-Arm Lariat, but Ambrose counters with a Western Lariat.
Ambrose starts picking up momentum. McIntyre reverses out of the irish whip from Ambrose. Ambrose slams McIntyre head on the canvas. Ambrose applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. McIntyre HeadButts Ambrose. McIntyre has Ambrose perched on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose gets McIntyre tied in the tree of woe. McIntyre creates distance with a Desperation Belly to Belly Suplex.
Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but McIntyre blocks it. Ambrose with another pinning combination for a two count. Ambrose locks in The Texas CloverLeaf. McIntyre crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Ambrose with a Running Knee Strike. Ambrose lands a Suicide Dive. McIntyre avoids a Flying Lariat from Ambrose. Ambrose gets back in the ring at the count of nine. McIntyre connects with The Claymore to pickup the victory.
Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall
Constable Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler Backstage Segment:
The Bella Twins, Natalya and Ronda Rousey Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Chad Gable w/Bobby Roode vs. Viktor w/Konnor
Test of strength. Viktor applies a wrist lock. Gable reverses the hold. Gable with a single leg takedown. Gable grapples around Viktor. Gable applies a side headlock. Gable drops Viktor with a shoulder tackle. Gable leapfrogs over Viktor. Viktor cartwheels over Gable. Viktor shoves Gable to the corner. Vitkor is lighting up Gable’s chest. Gable dives over Viktor. Gable ducks a clothesline from Viktor. Gable with an Arm-Drag Takedown. Gable follows that with a Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Viktor launches Gable to the ring apron. Gable is distracted by Konnor. Viktor drops Gable with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Viktor with a Chop/Uppercut Combination.
Viktor with a Back Drop for a two count. Viktor applies a rear chin lock. Gable gets back to a vertical base. Gable with shots to the midsection of Viktor. Viktor slams Gable’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Viktor unloads more chops in the corner. Gable gets Viktor trapped in The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Gable with a Running Shoulder Tackle. Gable follows that with Two Exploder Suplexes. Gable with a Running Crossbody Block over the top rope. Gable delivers a Flying Cannonball Strike. Gable connects with a Missile Dropkick. Gable knocks Konnor off the ring apron. Gable plants Viktor with The Roll Through German Suplex to pickup the victory. After the match, Konnor shoves Gable into Roode.
Winner: Chad Gable via Pinfall
Seth Rollins Backstage Interview:
The Undertaker In-Ring Promo:
Delusion is the final recourse for the damned. No man can spin a web of lies like a man that has a broken soul. Taker has never seen anyone with a more broken soul than Triple H. Last week, Triple H came out here in this ring and he told you that he had lost all his self respect. Delusion will be his downfall. There was a time with Triple H when he was wicked, savage, a warrior. These days, he tends to play a more corporate game. His battlefield is the board room. His life is so filled with lies that he can no longer decipher. He cannot see the fear in his own friend’s eyes. He cannot see his own demise.
Taker puts no stock in what any man says. When he faces Triple H for the last time, the result will be just like the first time. He will put Hunter six feet under, game over. Triple H is going to do everything he can do to outrace the reaper. He will move heaven and earth. He will enlist his best friend, Shawn Michaels. Let him have his delusion. Let him have his best friend Shawn Michaels. Right there is where the devil is in the details.
Shawn Michaels will not go all the way to Australia to sit in the audience to watch this fight. He will be standing in Triple H’s corner. Taker is okay with that. Standing in his corner will be his brother, Kane. Everyone knows that he took Shawn Michaels’ career and he is going to do the same to Triple H’s career. It seems that he deserves far worse. Not only is he going to take HHH’s career, he will take his soul and he will put him down. At Super Show Down, with his Brother of Destruction watching his back, Triple H will REST IN PEACE!!
– Bayley and Sasha Banks brings out the Connor’s Cure Superstars from Dallas, Texas.
Third Match: Bayley w/Sasha Banks vs. Dana Brooke
Bayley applies a side headlock. Brooke reverses the hold. Bayley goes for a Hip Toss, but Brooke blocks it. Brooke ducks a clothesline from Bayley. Brooke cartwheels over Bayley. Bayley and Brooke are running the ropes. Brooke drops Bayley with a shoulder tackle. Brooke follows that with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Bayley with a Backslide Cover for a two count.
Brooke drives her knee into the midsection of Bayley. Brooke whips Bayley shoulder first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Brooke with multiple knee drops for a two count. Brooke applies a bodyscissors hold. Bayley rolls Brooke over for a two count. Bayley decks Brooke with a Back Elbow Smash. Bayley hits a Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Bayley drops Brooke with a Running Knee Strike. Bayley plants Brooke with The Bayley To Belly to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bayley via Pinfall
– WWE 2K19 Video Game Commercial Spot
Fourth Match: The Authors Of Pain w/Drake Maverick vs. Gregory James & Barrett Brown
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Akam and James will start things off. Akam drops James with a Big Boot. Akam launches Brown into the ring. Akam tags in Rezar. Akam with a Uranage Slam to Brown. Rezar follows that with a Vader Bomb. Rezar talks smack to the Dallas. Rezar with a Running Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckles. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP connects with The Super Collider to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall
Constable Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins Backstage Segment:
Fifth Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Ziggler kicks Rollins in the gut. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Rollins drops Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Rollins repeatedly whips Ziggler back first across the turnbuckles. Rollins kicks Ziggler in the jaw. Rollins dives over Ziggler. Rollins is favoring his back. Rollins tosses Ziggler out of the ring. Rollins chases Ziggler around the ringside area. Ziggler bounces Rollins head on the top rope. Ziggler sends Rollins crashing into the ringside barricade.
Ziggler starts paint brushing Rollins. Rollins is pissed. Rollins with a double leg takedown. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rollins drops Ziggler with a Back Elbow Smash. Rollins fires with running axe handle strikes. Rollins kicks Ziggler in the face. Rollins hits a BlockBuster. Ziggler stops Rollins in his tracks. Rollins goes for a SlingBlade, but Ziggler counters with a Sleeper Hold. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Rollins.
Rollins goes for a Back Body Drop, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Rollins negates The Zig Zag. Rollins blocks a SuperKick. Rollins with a Ripcord Knee Strike for a two count. Ziggler has Rollins perched on the top turnbuckle. Rollins goes for an Avalanche Reverse SuperPlex, but Ziggler counters with a HeadButt. Rollins with a Signature SuperPlex. Rollins goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Ziggler rolls him over for a two count. Rollins plants Ziggler with The Blackout to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins via Pinfall
Roman Reigns Backstage Interview:
Ronda Rousey’s Open Challenge:
Elias & Lio Rush In-Ring Segment:
Sixth Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Elias
Lio Rush joins the commentary team for this match. Elias applies a side headlock. Elias transitions into a rear chin lock. Lashley gets back to a vertical base. Lashley with shots to the midsection of Elias. Elias with a Knee Lift. Elias blasts Lashley with a knife edge chop. Lashley dives over Elias. Lashley ducks a clothesline from Elias. Lashley thrust kicks the midsection of Elias. Lashley with a clubbing blow to Elias back. Lashley clotheslines Elias. Lashley follows that with a Corner Spear.
Elias with a Forearm Smash to Lashley. Lashley leapfrogs over Elias. Lashley PowerSlams Elias for a two count. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Elias ducks out of the way. Lashley with a Back Elbow Smash. Lashley goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Elias counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Kevin Owens charges towards Rush. Owens throws a chair at Rush. Rush leapfrogs over Elias. Rush blasts Elias with a Step Up Enzuigiri to cause the disqualification. After the match, Owens kicks Rush in the gut. Owens goes for an PowerBomb, but Lashley gets in the way. Lashley punches Owens in the face. Lashley sends Rush crashing into Owens and Elias.
Winner: Elias via Disqualification
Seventh Match: Mickie James & Alicia Fox w/Alexa Bliss vs. Ember Moon & Nia Jax
Moon and Fox will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fox drops Moon with a shoulder tackle. Moon immediately gets back on her feet. Moon with a Forearm Smash. Moon with a High Knee Strike for a one count. Moon applies a wrist lock. Fox drives her knee into the midsection of Moon. Fox whips Moon to the corner. Fox tags in Mickie. Mickie with a Running Boot for a two count. Moon and Mickie are trading back and forth shots. Moon with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Moon dropkicks Mickie. Moon lands a Suicide Dive.
Moon rolls Mickie back into the ring. Fox launches Moon off the top turnbuckle. Mickie kicks Moon in the face for a two count. Mickie tags in Fox. Following a snap mare takeover, Fox applies a rear chin lock. Fox slams Moon’s head on the canvas. Mickie and Fox are cutting the ring in half. Mickie with the cover for a two count. Mickie argues with the referee. Mickie applies a half nelson chin lock. Moon with two sharp elbow strikes. Mickie responds with a knee lift. Moon with an Arm-Drag TakeDown.
Mickie and Fox continues to double team Moon. Fox with a Big Boot for a two count. Fox goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon ducks a clothesline from Fox. Moon finally tags in Jax. Jax with Two Body Avalanches. Jax drives Fox back first into the turnbuckles. Jax unloads Two Biel Throws. Fox decks Jax with a Back Elbow Smash Fox goes for a Sunset Flip, but Jax counters with a HeadButt. Jax with an Modified Pounce for a two count. Moon hits The Eclipse. Fox attacks Jax from behind. Jax plants Fox with The Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ember Moon & Nia Jax via Pinfall
Eight Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Constable Baron Corbin in a No Disqualification Match For The WWE Universal Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reigns applies a waist lock. Corbin with multiple strikes. Corbin rolls Reigns over for a two count. Corbin is throwing forearms at Reigns. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Reigns clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Reigns delivers The Drive By. Reigns rolls Corbin back into the ring. Corbin sends Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring post. Corbin with a Misdirection Lariat for a two count. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Reigns gets back to a vertical base. Reigns is trying to create separation. Corbin with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker for a two count. Corbin goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Reigns uppercuts Corbin. Reigns starts picking up momentum.
Reigns with a series of corner clotheslines. Reigns drops Corbin with a Big Boot. Reigns plays to the crowd. Corbin rolls himself out of the ring. Corbin with a big haymaker from the outside. Reigns responds with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns follows that with a SuperMan Punch off the steel ring steps. Reigns sets up for a Spear. Corbin throws a chair at Reigns. Reigns drops Corbin with another SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns is distracted by Braun Strowman.
Corbin attacks Reigns from behind. Strowman with Two Body Avalanches. Strowman goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Reigns lands back on his feet. Reigns drives Strowman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin connects with The Deep Six for a two count. The Shield, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre joins the fray. Chaos is ensuing in Dallas. Reigns knocks Strowman off the ring apron. The Shield takes out The Dogs Of War with Stereo Suicide Dives. Reigns goes for a Top Rope Plancha, but Corbin counters with a Forearm Smash. Reigns Spears Corbin to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns via Pinfall
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