October 8, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Triple H & Shawn Michaels In-Ring Segment:
25 years is a long time to climb a mountain, but you climbed that mountain because it is the biggest, baddest, most deadliest mountain in the world. Step by step, inch by inch, year after year. DX should be standing on top of the world because last Saturday, they made it to the summit. The avalanche that fell on them after they made it to the top of the mountain makes them both wonder if that mountain was a lie the whole time. Respect is a word that has lost its significance as of late. It’s not something that they give easily. It takes a lot to earn their respect.
When someone you idolize takes you under your wing from day one to make you something more. Like when you spend your entire career fighting everyone and everything side by side and back to back, that is respect. Respect is when you stick to your word when everyone tells you not to and makes you ever opportunity not to do it, but you still stay to your word. HBK had the utmost respect for Undertaker. Unfortunately sometimes respect is no longer a two way street.
It’s a long way between Melbourne and Chicago. It’s a long time to think about the beat down they took. It’s a long time to sit and think. You think about the last eight and a half years. A respect that never existed at all. When those wheels touched down in Chicago, he was going to walk off that plane, but he heard those three words he thought HHH would never say. The question is not for HBK. The question is for the Undertaker and Kane. Crown Jewel, the question is ARE YOU READY? D-Generation X are ready. HBK will says this with no respect at all. If you are not down with that, they have two words for ya. Suck It.
– John Cena Joins The WWE Crown Jewel Tournament.
First Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Kevin Owens
Lio Rush is providing ringside commentary. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley has the early strength advantage. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Lashley shoves Owens out of the ring. Rush says that Owens is not ready. Owens applies a waist lock. Owens transitions into a side headlock. Lashley drops Owens with s shoulder tackle. Lashley flexes his muscles. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Owens. Lashley whips Owens to the corner. Lashley leapfrogs over Owens. Owens lowers the rope which sends Lashley crashing to the outside. Owens knocks Lashley off the ring apron. Owens teases a dive. Owens with a straight right hand to Lashley. Owens talks smack to Lashley. Lashley clotheslines Owens on the floor.
Rush claims that Owens is not a real athlete. Lashley rolls Owens back into the ring. Owens clotheslines Lashley over the top rope. Owens SuperKicks Lashley from the ring apron. Owens lands a SomerSault Plancha. Owens and Lashley are trading back and forth shots. Owens side steps Lashley into the ringside barricade. Coming out of the commercial break, Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Owens gets back to a vertical base. Owens with shots to the midsection of Lashley. Owens decks Lashley with a Back Elbow Smash. Owens continues to be distracted by Rush. Lashley attacks Owens from behind.
Lashley drives Owens shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Lashley is mollywhopping Owens. Lashley with Two Corner Clotheslines. Owens fires back with Forearm Shivers. Lashley hits a SpineBuster. Lashley connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lashley applies a Full Nelson Lock. Owens SuperKicks Lashley. Owens kicks Lashley in the gut. Owens drops Lashley with The Stunner for a two count. Owens ascends to the top turnbuckle. Lashley gets Owens tied in the tree of woe. Lashley targets the injured knee of Owens. Lashley plants Owens with The Dominator to pickup the victory. After the match, Lashley chop blocks Owens. Lashley repeatedly drives Owens legs into the steel ring post.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall
Finn Balor, Bayley, Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush Backstage Segment:
Elias In-Ring Segment:
Second Match: Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins vs. The Riott Squad in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match
Brie Bella and Liv Morgan will start things off. Morgan paint brushes Brie. Morgan slaps Brie in the face. Brie responds with a straight right hand. Morgan avoids The YES! Kick. Morgan with a double leg takedown. Morgan transitions into a ground and pound attack. Pier six brawl on the outside. Morgan has no sense of control. Rousey and Logan are tagged in. Rousey with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Logan reverses out of the irish whip from Rousey. Rousey side steps Logan into the turnbuckles. Rousey blocks a punch from Logan. Rousey with an unique takedown that sends Logan to the floor.
Coming out of the commercial break, Ruby Riott is in the ring with Nikki Bella. Nikki with a SpineBuster. Nikki fires up with multiple clotheslines. Nikki dropkicks Ruby. Nikki follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Nikki with a Flying Enzuigiri for a two count. Nikki brings Ruby to the corner. Nikki tags in Brie. Bella Twins with a Double CodeBreaker. Ruby drags Brie out of the ring. Brie goes for a clothesline, but Ruby counters with an STO on the floor. Ruby with the cover for a two count. Ruby tags in Morgan. Morgan repeatedly stomps on Brie’s chest. Morgan yells at the referee. The Riott Squad are cutting the ring in half.
Logan applies a Cobra Clutch. Brie with an arm-drag takedown. Logan responds with a shoulder tackle. Logan follows that with a Hip Toss. Logan with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Logan tags in Morgan. Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Morgan tags in Ruby. Ruby kicks Brie in the chest. Ruby applies The Cravate. Ruby knocks Nikki off the ring apron. Rousey is pissed. Brie is trying to create separation. Brie delivers a Missile Dropkick. Brie tags in Rousey.
Rousey clears the ring. Ruby rolls Rousey over for a two count. Rousey launches Ruby to the corner. Rousey with a series of bodyshots. Rousey with a collection of Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Rousey connects with a Spinning Olympic Slam. Riott Squad are running interference. Rousey locks in The Arm-Bar which forces Ruby to tap out. After the match, The Bella Twins attacks Rousey from behind. The Bellas are putting the boots to Rousey in the corner. Rousey fires back with a Judo Throw to Brie. Rousey uppercuts Nikki. Rousey sends Nikki to the floor. The Bellas drives Rousey face first to the steel ring post. Nikki drops the Raw Women’s Title on Rousey’s back.
Winner: Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins via Submission
Third Match: Finn Balor & Bayley vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox w/Sunil Singh in a Mixed Tag Team Match
Balor and Mahal will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mahal bodyslams Balor for a one count. Mahal applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Mahal transitions into a side headlock. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Fox and Bayley are tagged in. Bayley with a double boot to the chest of Fox. Bayley with a Hurricanrana to Mahal. Mahalica are regaining their composure on the outside.
Fox applies a Sleeper Hold. Fox slams Bayley’s head on the canvas. Fox delivers The Garvin Stomp. Fox drops Bayley with a Forearm Smash for a two count. Fox applies a waist lock. Fox tugs on Bayley’s hair. Bayley tosses Fox out of the ring. Bayley tags in Balor. Balor ducks a clothesline from Mahal. Balor with Running Forearm Smashes. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor with a Running Knife Edge Chop to Mahal.
Mahal SuperKicks Balor. Balor responds with a Standing Enzuigiri. Mahal negates The SlingBlade. Balor ducks a clothesline from Mahal. Balor with a Spin Out Lariat for a two count. Fox leapfrogs over Bayley. Bayley knocks Sunil off the ring apron. Bayley and Fox are brawling on the floor. Balor nails Mahal with an Apron Enzuigiri. Mahal is in the drop zone. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor & Bayley via Pinfall
Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler Backstage Segment:
Constable Baron Corbin & Heath Slater Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Global Battle Royal Where The Winner Will Enter In The Inaugural WWE World Cup Tournament
– Constable Baron Corbin (USA) eliminated by Kurt Angle
– Gregor The Sickle Falcon (Russia) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
– The Sultan Of Schwarma (Egypt) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
– El Hombre Sin Nombre (Mexico) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
– Stanislav The Squeezer (Poland) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
– The Chilean Sea Bass (Chile) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
– Dr Winston Von Vorhees (Antartica) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
– Franz The Belgian Waffler (Belgium) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
– El Conquistador aka Kurt Angle (Spain)
– Thunder Montgomery (Germany) eliminated by Constable Baron Corbin
Winner: El Conquistador aka Kurt Angle
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) October 9, 2018
Fifth Match: Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon
Jax shakes hands with Moon after the bell rings. Moon ducks a clothesline from Jax. Moon applies a side headlock. Jax goes for a Hip Toss, but Moon lands back on her feet. Jax negates the arm-drag takeover. Jax drops Moon with a straight right hand. Jax goes for a Body Avalanche, but Moon ducks out of the way. Moon unloads a flurry of kicks. Moon decks Jax with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jax swats Moon out of mid-air. Jax levels Moon with a Body Avalanche. Jax follows that with a Biel Throw.
Jax goes for a PowerSlam, but Moon counters with a Sleeper Hold. Jax dumps Moon on the canvas. Moon with a Hurricanrana. Moon follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Moon goes for a Suicide Dive, but Jax counters with a shoulder tackle. Jax pulls Moon out of the ring. Jax goes for a Military Press Slam, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon with a Forearm Smash to Jax. Jax responds with another Biel Throw. Moon drives Jax shoulder first to the LED Board. Moon avoids the referee’s ten count to pickup the victory. After the match, Jax displays good sportsmanship.
Winner: Ember Moon via Count-Out
Trish Stratus, Lita, Alexa Bliss and Mickie James In-Ring Segment:
In just three weeks, we will be making history in the first all women’s pay per view, WWE Evolution. Stratus wants to talk about her opponent, Alexa Bliss. Last week’s Moment of Bliss sounded more like a Moment of BS. She wanted to enlighten Little Miss Brat with a Moment of Stratusfaction. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James appears on the stage. Really Trish? A Moment Of Stratusfaction, creative. Only the dullards want to hear Trish. Bliss came up a little short in the math department and that isn’t the only place she comes up short. Bliss never heard a short joke before. Bliss wants to put the insults aside because she has goosebumps being out here with Stratus. She’s a seven time champion and a Hall of Famer. Bliss says that Stratus sucked.
She should be lucky that Bliss was not around during the Attitude Era because she wouldn’t have been a seven time champion. She would have been an afterthought living in her shadow. There’s a ring right here in Chicago. Mickie James says that we’re not doing this right now. The people don’t deserve this. We know nothing good happens in Chicago. Mickie can protect her bestie. Mickie can also tell her what it’s like to be in the ring with a seven time champion.
At Evolution, Stratus is going to take care of business. They will both feel what a Hall of Fame beat down feels like. Mickie would love to know what that feels like. Maybe there should be a tag match at Evolution. That’s a heck of an idea. It’s a extremely hard decision to make so why not this person. Lita is here. Chicago is going wild. Major brawl in the ring. Bliss heads to the outside. Mickie is putting the boots to Stratus in the corner. Lita ducks a clothesline from Mickie. Lita drops Mickie with a straight right hand. Stratus follows that with The Chick Kick. Lita sets up for The MoonSault. Bliss drags Mickie out of the ring.
The Shield Backstage Segment:
Sixth Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Ascension
Roode and Konnor will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Konnor sends Roode to the corner. Konnor tells Roode to bring it. Roode applies a side headlock. Gable tags himself in. Konnor drops Roode with a shoulder tackle. Gable responds with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Konnor launches Gable out of the ring. Viktor with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Viktor is lighting up Gable’s chest. Viktor repeatedly stomps on Gable’s chest. Viktor with the cover for a two count. Viktor tags in Konnor. Konnor with a clubbing blow to Gable’s back. Konnor uppercuts Gable. The Ascension are cutting the ring in half.
Viktor with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Viktor applies a Half Nelson Chin Lock. Viktor slams Gable’s head on the canvas for a two count. Viktor with a Diving Fist Drop for a two count. Viktor applies a Key Lock. Viktor sends Gable to the ring apron. Gable slides under Viktor. Gable dodges a knife edge chop. Gable tags in Roode. Roode fires up with multiple clotheslines. Roode knocks Konnor off the ring apron. Roode with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Roode with a series of knife edge chops. Viktor reverses out of the irish whip from Roode. Roode kicks Viktor in the jaw. Roode hits The BlockBuster. Roode ducks a clothesline from Konnor.
Gable lowers the top rope which sends Konnor crashing to the outside. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Viktor counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Gable tags himself in. Gable plants Viktor with a Roll Through German Suplex to pickup the victory. After the match, Roode starts arguing with Gable. After the match, The Authors Of Pain levels Konnor with a Double Shoulder Tackle. AOP with a pair of clotheslines for Roode and Gable. AOP hits their NeckBreaker/SitOut PowerBomb Combination. AOP plants Gable and Viktor with The Super Collider.
Winner: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable via Pinfall
Paul Heyman Promo:
Heyman is here for the same reason you are. He’s here to see a fight. He’s here to see legalized thuggery when The Shield faces Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, and Dolph Ziggler. It’s ironic that 72 hours ago, Reigns and Strowman beat the holy high crap out of each other in Australia. Then they had to take a 20 hour flight to appear here to beat the high holy hell out of each all over again. That’s what we do in the WWE, seven days a week and twice on Sunday. They travel all over the world to put smiles on the faces of the WWE Universe. His client is in Suplex City, sleeping in his bed, not even watching this promo.
He will wake up in his own home and walk one mile to his Death Clutch Gym to become the first two sport concurrent champion in UFC and WWE. Brock Lesnar enters Crown Jewel as the only person with the goal of being the Universal Champion by himself. Reigns part of The Shield while Strowman is part of a team that is letting him down. Brock has not once said the word we. Brock stands before you and he says me. Which is why on November 2nd, he can tell you the end result. Your the winner and Reigning, Defending, Undisputed, Universal Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar.
WWE Crown Jewel Match Card:
– Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Universal Championship
– AJ Styles (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Universal Championship
– D-Generation X vs. The Brothers Of Destruction
– John Cena, Kurt Angle and six other competitors will participate in the Inaugural WWE World Cup Tournament
WWE Evolution Match Card:
– Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nikki Bella For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
– Becky Lynch (c) vs. TBD For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
– Kairi Sane (c) vs. Shayna Baszler For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
– Rhea Ripley (c) vs. TBD For The WWE NXT UK Women’s Championship
– Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm in The Finals Of The 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament
– Alexa Bliss & Mickie James vs. Trish Stratus & Lita
Seventh Match: The Shield vs. The Dogs Of War in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. McIntyre applies a side headlock. Rollins leapfrogs over McIntyre. Rollins goes for a Hip Toss, but McIntyre counters with a Lariat. McIntyre talks smack to Rollins. McIntyre slaps Rollins in the face. McIntyre goes for a Bodyslam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins kicks McIntyre in the jaw. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Ambrose kicks McIntyre in the gut. The Shield with a Double Vertical Suplex for a one count. Ambrose with clubbing crossfaces to McIntyre. McIntyre with a Big Boot to Ambrose. McIntyre tags in Strowman. Strowman drops Ambrose with a shoulder tackle. Ambrose side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Ambrose tags in Reigns.
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strowman launches Reigns to the corner. Strowman with a Body Avalanche. Reigns uppercuts Strowman. Reigns goes for an Samoan Drop, but Strowman lands back on his feet. Strowman with another shoulder tackle. Strowman with a clubbing blow to Reigns back. Strowman tags in Ziggler. Ziggler bounces Reigns head on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. Dogs Of War are double teaming Reigns. The Shield clotheslines McIntyre and Ziggler over the top rope. The Shield turns their attention to Strowman. Strowman hops off the ring apron. Strowman yells at McIntyre and Ziggler. Coming out of the commercial break, Dogs Of War are cutting the ring in half.
Strowman levels Reigns with a Body Avalanche. Strowman tags in Ziggler. Ziggler is throwing haymakers at Reigns. Reigns uppercuts Ziggler in mid-air. Ziggler tags in Strowman. Reigns sends Strowman shoulder first to the steel ring post. Reigns creates distance with The Samoan Drop. Rollins and Ziggler are tagged in. Rollins hits The SlingBade. Rollins knocks McIntyre off the ring apron. Rollins kicks Ziggler in the jaw. Rollins dives over Ziggler. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Rollins lands a Suicide Dive. Rollins punches Ziggler in the face. Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count. Rollins is burning it down. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Ziggler. Ziggler avoids The Blackout. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Rollins. Ziggler goes for The Famouser, but Rollins counters with a DeadLift Buckle Bomb for a two count.
Ambrose tackles McIntyre. Ambrose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ambrose launches McIntyre over the top rope. Strowman goes for a Double ChokeSlam, but Reigns counters with The SuperMan Punch. Ambrose with a Front Dropkick to Strowman. Rollins SuperKicks Strowman. The Shield with Stereo Dives. Reigns wraps this sequence with a Top Rope Plancha. Strowman regains control of the match. Strowman has Rollins trapped in a Neck Vice. Strowman tags in McIntyre. McIntyre with a Short-Arm Clothesline for a two count. McIntyre continues to toy around with Rollins. Rollins is displaying his fighting spirit. McIntyre with a Big Boot for a two count. McIntyre tags in Ziggler.
Ziggler stands on Rollins head. Ziggler with plotting haymakers to Rollins. Rollins catapults Ziggler to the top turnbuckle. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. McIntyre goes for a Back Body Drop, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Quick knife edge cop exchange. Rollins nails McIntyre with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strowman knocks Reigns and Ambrose off the ring apron. Strowman sends Reigns chest first to the steel ring steps. Strowman drags Rollins to the corner. Strowman calls Ziggler an idiot. Ziggler is pissed. Strowman grabs Ziggler by his throat. McIntyre gets up in Strowman’s grill. Rollins shoves McIntyre into Strowman. Rollins with a rollup for a one count. Rollins dumps McIntyre out of the ring. Rollins tags in Ambrose.
Ambrose with a Suicide Dive. Ambrose is bringing the fight to McIntyre. Ambrose with a pair of clotheslines. McIntyre catches Ambrose in mid-air. McIntyre goes for a Fallaway Slam, but Ambrose rolls him over for a two count. Ambrose with a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. McIntyre HeadButts Ambrose. Ambrose kicks McIntyre. McIntyre negates Dirty Deeds. Ambrose is distracted by Ziggler. McIntyre with a SpineBuster for a two count. Ziggler SuperKicks Reigns. Ambrose stops Ziggler in his tracks. Rollins Suplex Ziggler out of the ring. Ambrose and McIntyre are knocked down after a Double Clothesline. Strowman blocks The SuperMan Punch. Strowman whips Reigns face first to the steel ring post. Strowman goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Reigns lands back on his feet. Ambrose with a Swinging DDT on the floor. Reigns Spears Strowman. Ambrose is distracted by the Rollins/Ziggler melee. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore to pickup the victory.
After the match, Ambrose leaves Reigns and Rollins standing in the ring alone.
Winner: The Dogs Of War via Pinfall
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