October 15, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The Dogs Of War & The Shield In-Ring Segment:
You are looking at the greatest three man group in WWE history. They didn’t need a catchy name or matching tactical vests. The Dogs Of War dismantled The Shield last week. We see a recap of Kayla Braxton’s interview with Dean Ambrose. McIntyre told you so. They broke The Shield. What is Ambrose thinking about? Where does he belong in The Shield? Rollins and Reigns have been the ones who benefitted the most from this relationship. Rollins and Reigns are egomaniacs.
Ambrose has finally opened his eyes. At this rate, they won’t be around to have Reigns back at WWE Crown Jewel. After McIntyre defeats Rollins, he’ll win the World Cup and prove to everyone that he is the best in this world. Ziggler has a qualifying match against Ambrose. Maybe Ziggler and McIntyre will meet in the finals. As good as Ziggler is, he’s no Drew McIntyre. Ziggler is the most consistent superstar. At WWE Crown Jewel, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are going to get these hands. The Shield joins the conversation.
Rollins has some bad news for The Dogs Of War, The Shield is not broken. The Shield is alive and very well. They were in the back listening to them talking about who’s the best in the world. Rollins is the best wrestler in the word. Where is Dean Ambrose? The Shield doesn’t care about Ambrose and Ziggler is fine with taking the forfeit victory. Ambrose works on Ambrose time. Reigns says that Ziggler and McIntyre will never hold these titles. After Crown Jewel, Strowman is going to the back of the line. Rollins has always liked Philadelphia. The cheese steaks are fantastic, but Philly is a fighting town. It’s time to fight everybody.
First Match: Drew McIntyre w/Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. McIntyre backs Rollins into the turnbuckles. Rollins applies a waist lock. McIntyre transitions into a side headlock. Rollins applies a wrist lock. McIntyre with a straight right hand to Rollins. McIntyre goes back to the side headlock. McIntyre drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Rollins leapfrogs over McIntyre. Rollins goes for a Hip Toss, but McIntyre blocks it. Rollins ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Rollins with a single leg dropkick. McIntyre responds with a Big Boot. McIntyre goes for a PowerBomb, but Rollins counters with a Hurricanrana. McIntyre catches Rollins in mid-air. McIntyre with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. Rollins is trying to regain his stamina. Rollins throws McIntyre into the ringside barricade. Dolph Ziggler is running interference. McIntyre drives Rollins shoulder first to the ring apron.
Coming out of the commercial break, McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Rollins is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre blasts Rollins with a knife edge chop. Rollins responds with a SuperKick. Rollins dives over McIntyre. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. McIntyre decks Rollins with a Back Elbow Smash. McIntyre goes for an Reverse Alabama Slam, but Rollins rolls him over for a two count. Rollins sends McIntyre shoulder first to the steel ring post. Rollins connects with The BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Rollins kicks McIntyre in the face. Rollins gets McIntyre tied in the tree of woe. McIntyre with a Desperation Belly to Belly Suplex. Rollins delivers a SuperPlex. McIntyre with a Roll Through Falcon Arrow for a two count.
Rollins and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. Rollins avoids The Claymore. Rollins drops McIntyre with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins follows that with another SuperKick. Rollins is burning it down. Rollins knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. Rollins with a Back Elbow Smash to McIntyre. McIntyre goes for a Bodyslam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Rollins clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. Rollins with Two Suicide Dives. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of McIntyre. Ziggler with a low bridge which sends Rollins tumbling to the floor. Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ringside area. McIntyre attacks Ambrose from behind. Rollins hits The Blackout. Rollins gets back in the ring at the count of nine to pickup the victory.
Winner: Seth Rollins via Disqualification
The Shield Backstage Segment:
The Brothers Of Destruction Promo:
Second Match: Ember Moon & Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke & Tamina
Moon and Brooke will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Brooke repeatedly slams Moon’s head on the top turnbuckle. Brooke applies a waist lock. Brooke drops Moon with a shoulder tackle. Moon nips up. Moon sweeps the legs of Brooke. Moon rolls Brooke over for a two count. Brooke kicks Moon in the gut. Brooke brings Moon to the corner. Brooke tags in Tamina. Following a snap mare takeover, Tamina applies a rear chin lock. Moon with an arm-drag takeover.
Tamina clotheslines Moon. Tamina with a Big Biel Throw. Moon tags in Jax. Tamina tells Jax to bring it. Tamina is throwing haymakers at Jax. Jax with a Body Avalanche. Jax follows that with a Cannonball Senton. Tamina side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. HeadButt Exchange. Tamina goes for a SuperKick, but Jax blocks it. Jax goes for a Samoan Drop, but Tamina lands back on her feet. Tamina kicks the left knee of Jax.
Jax delivers another HeadButt. Tamina responds with The Samoan Drop. Tamina tags in Brooke. Brooke with rapid fire haymakers. Jax launches Brooke across the ring. Jax nails Brooke with a Running Splash. Jax tags in Moon. Moon plants Brooke with The Eclipse to pickup the victory. After the match, Jax and Tamina are exchanging barbs. Jax shoves Tamina. Tamina SuperKicks Jax. Tamina and Moon dumps Jax over the top rope. Brooke from behind eliminates Tamina and Moon.
Winner: Ember Moon & Nia Jax via Pinfall
Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins In-Ring Segment:
Rousey wants an explanation from The Bellas. Nikki and Brie Bella make their way to the stage. Nikki said that nobody paid to see Rousey. Everyone paid to see The Bella Twins. Rousey wants an explanation, but she don’t deserve one. This is show business, not show friends. Rousey is the one who disregarded everything that The Bellas did for this business. They were not going to sit on the sidelines. Rousey is the reason why they came back. Why is she here? Rousey doesn’t deserve. Nikki says t to be Raw Women’s Champion. The Bellas made the word Diva mean something. Their show put more girls in the crowd. Nikki has done more in the ring than Rousey ever will. That title she’s holding wouldn’t exist without The Bellas.
Will Rousey break The Bellas arms? Rousey tried her best to be respectful. She knew that WWE was their territory and she tried not to be judgmental even if everything the Divas era stood for made her sick to her stomach. The Bellas were doing the best they could with what they had. When The Bellas came running up to her after WrestleMania, Rousey was excited that The Bellas were there for her and they could be the driving force in WWE together. She was too idealistic and naive. The Bellas are the embodiment of a stereotype. DNB, Do Nothing Bellas. The Bellas were so desperate for attention.
They leeched off the names of their men. They plagiarized and diluted their move sets. The Bella should be eviscerated like small pox. Rousey could rip off their arms and beat them with it. The only thing that can hold her back is the referees and they are not good at holding her back. Rousey will make The Bellas into a four letter word. The Bellas are talentless and a disease? It sounds like Rousey is jealous. The word Bella did more last week than your entire time in WWE. They are the groundbreakers. Nikki has broken down more barriers than Ronda. Rousey broke doors in StrikeForce, UFC, and now in the WWE. The only door Nikki knocked down was the door to John Cena’s bedroom and he eventually threw her out of that same exact door. Will The Bellas come to the ring for the ass whipping they deserve? Rousey lays out The Bellas security team.
Constable Baron Corbin, Kurt Angle, No Way Jose, Chad Gable and Bobby Roode Backstage Segment:
Third Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ambrose applies a hammerlock. Ambrose with a side headlock takeover. Ambrose drops Ziggler with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Ambrose unloads clubbing crossfaces. Ambrose with a snap vertical suplex for a two count. Ambrose is distracted by Ziggler. Ziggler decks Ambrose with a back elbow smash. Ziggler with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Ziggler applies a Sleeper Hold. Ambrose gets back to a vertical base. Ziggler stomps on the left foot of Ambrose. Ziggler pie faces Ambrose. Ziggler goes for another NeckBreaker, but Ambrose blocks it. Ziggler ducks a clothesline from Ambrose. Ambrose with a Fallaway Slam. Ambrose heads to the outside.
Ambrose tosses Ziggler around the ringside area. Ambrose rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Ambrose dives over Ziggler. Ziggler negates The Texas CloverLeaf. Ambrose kicks Ziggler in the jaw. Ziggler with an Avalanche FaceBuster. Coming out of the commercial break, Ziggler is control of the match. Ambrose blocks a SuperKick from Ziggler. Ambrose catapults Ziggler to the steel ring post. Ambrose with Two Western Lariats. Ambrose with a high elbow strike. Ambrose dumps Ziggler ribs first on the top rope. Ambrose applies a Full Nelson Lock. Ziggler with a back elbow smash. Ambrose turns a Sunset Flip into the Texas CloverLeaf. Ziggler grabs the bottom rope to create separation.
Ziggler hot shots Ambrose to the top rope. Ambrose side steps Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ambrose with a SitOut WheelBarrow FaceBuster for a two count. Ziggler has Ambrose perched on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose sends Ziggler crashing to the canvas. Drew McIntyre is running interference. Seth Rollins immediately makes the save. Ambrose with a Flying Clothesline to McIntyre. Ambrose inadvertently shoves Rollins. Ziggler SuperKicks Ambrose to pickup the victory. After the match, Rollins and Ambrose gets into a major shoving contest. Roman Reigns is trying to be the voice of reason. Constable Baron Corbin informs The Shield that they’ll be fighting The Dogs Of War later on tonight.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Finn Balor w/Bayley vs. Jinder Mahal w/Alicia Fox & The Singh Brothers
Mahal kicks Balor in the gut. Mahal bodyslams Balor for a two count. Mahal drives his knee into Balor’s back. Mahal applies a rear chin lock. Mahal is wearing down Balor in the center of the ring. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Mahal drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Mahal. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Mahal dumps Balor in the corner. Balor kicks Mahal in the jaw. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Tyler Breeze
Rush is providing ringside commentary. Lashley hits the money pose in the corner. Lashley starts flexing his muscles. Lashley is waisting valuable time after the bell rings. Lashley backs Breeze into the turnbuckles. Breeze ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Breeze with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Lashley catches Breeze in mid-air. Lashley connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Breeze fires up with clubbing bodyshots. Breeze dropkicks Lashley. Lashley responds with a PowerSlam. Lashley plants Breeze with The Dominator to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall
Trish Stratus, Lita, Alexa Bliss and Mickie James In-Ring Segment:
Sixth Match: The Authors Of Pain w/Drake Maverick vs. El Conquistador in a Two On One Handicap Match
Akam and Conquistador will start things off. Constable Baron Corbin is watching the match on stage. Conquistador is playing mind games with Akam. Conquistador ducks a clothesline from Akam. Conquistador goes for a German Suplex, but Akam counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Akam launches Conquistador to the corner. Rezar made a blind tag. Conquistador side steps Akam into the turnbuckles. Conquistador goes for The Ankle Lock, but Akam is not the legal man.
Rezar drops Conquistador with a Big Boot. Rezar clotheslines Conquistador. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP plants Conquistador with their NeckBreaker/SitOut PowerBomb Combination to pickup the victory. After the match, we find out that it wasn’t Kurt Angle in the El Conquistador costume, it was Bill Bain. Kurt Angle plants Corbin with The Olympic Slam on the stage.
Winner: The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Natalya w/Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad
Ruby backs herself in between the ropes. Ruby thrust kicks the midsection of Natalya. Ruby with a straight right hand. Ruby slams Natalya’s head on the canvas for a two count. Ruby applies a rear chin lock. Ruby talks smack to Bayley and Sasha Banks. Natalya with a shots to the midsection of Ruby. Ruby with a pinning combination for a two count. Natalya rolls Ruby over for a two count. Ruby drops Natalya with a Spinning Elbow Strike for a two count.
Ruby applies The Cravate. Natalya with an arm-drag takeover. Ruby connects with The STO for a two count. Ruby with clubbing shoulder blocks in the corner. Natalya tosses Ruby out of the ring. Ruby is pissed. Natalya slaps Ruby in the face. Natalya with a double leg takedown. Natalya locks in The SharpShooter. Sarah Logan attacks Natalya from behind which causes the disqualification. After the match, Sasha and Bayley brings the fight to The Riott Squad.
Winner: Natalya via Disqualification
Elias & Apollo Crews In-Ring Segment:
WWE Evolution Match Card:
1.) Alicia Fox vs. Asuka vs. Billie Kay vs. Carmella vs. Dana Brooke vs. Ember Moon vs. Lana vs. Mandy Rose vs. Naomi vs. Nia Jax vs. Peyton Royce vs. Sonya Deville vs. Tamina vs. Torrie Wilson in a Battle Royal. The Winner Will Get A Future Women’s Championship Match
2.) Kairi Sane (c) vs. Shayna Baszler For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
3.) Rhea Ripley (c) vs. TBD For The WWE NXT UK Women’s Championship
4.) Toni Storm vs. Io Shirai In The Finals Of The 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic
5.) Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Mickie James & Alexa Bliss
6.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair in a Last Woman Standing Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
7.) Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
WWE Crown Jewel Match Card:
1.) Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Universal Championship
2.) AJ Styles (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Championship
3.) D-Generation X vs. The Brothers Of Destruction
4.) John Cena, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler will compete in the Inaugural WWE World Cup To Determine The Best In The World
Eight Match: The Shield vs. The Dogs Of War in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Ziggler and Rollins will start things off. Feeling out process. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Rollins leapfrogs over Ziggler. Rollins catches Ziggler in mid-air. Rollins bodyslams Ziggler. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Following a snap mare takeover, Ambrose delivers a Sliding Lariat. Rollins with a knee drop. Ambrose with a standing elbow drop for a two count. The Shield are double teaming Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Rollins into Ambrose. Ambrose is pissed. Reigns tags himself in. Strowman with a Massive Body Avalanche. Ziggler with a Leaping DDT for a two count. The Dogs War are cutting the ring in half. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Reigns is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre with a SpineBuster for a two count. McIntyre tags in Ziggler.
Ziggler kicks Reigns in the chest. Ziggler stomps on the left shoulder of Reigns. Ziggler applies an arm-bar. Reigns with an arm-drag takeover. Reigns fires up with multiple clotheslines. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. Reigns with a Jumping Clothesline. McIntyre tags in Strowman. Strowman with a Body Avalanche. Strowman talks smack to McIntyre. McIntyre tags himself in. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on Reigns chest. Tension in The Dogs of War corner. Strowman HeadButts Reigns. Reigns responds with a Big Boot. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but Strowman lands back on his feet. Reigns side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Reigns creates distance with The Samoan Drop. Ziggler and McIntyre clears the ring. Ziggler tags in McIntyre. Ziggler and McIntyre hits their Zig Zag/Claymore Combination for a two count.
The Shield knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. McIntyre goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Reigns counters with a uppercut. Reigns tags in Rollins. Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins tags in Ambrose. The Shield clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. The Shield with a Pair Of Suicide Dives. Strowman catches Ambrose and Rollins in mid-air. Reigns with a Flying Superman Punch off the ring steps. McIntyre kicks Ambrose in the gut. Ambrose with a jack knife cover for a two count. Rollins tosses Ziggler out of the ring. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ambrose drops McIntyre with Dirty Deeds.
Ziggler breaks the pinning attempt by shoving Rollins into Ambrose. Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler and McIntyre goes for another Zig Zag/Claymore Combination, but Reigns counters with Two SuperMan Punches. Strowman goes for The Running PowerSlam, but Reigns lands back on his feet. Reigns sends Strowman shoulder first to the steel ring post. McIntyre inadvertently kicks Strowman out of the ring. Reigns Spears McIntyre. Reigns negates The Zig Zag. The Shield plants Ziggler with The Cerberus PowerBomb to pickup the victory. After the match, Strowman yells at Ziggler. Strowman connects with The Running PowerSlam. McIntyre responds with The Claymore.
Winner: The Shield via Pinfall
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