October 29, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Braun Strowman and Constable Baron Corbin In-Ring Segment:
Last week was one of the most emotional nights in Constable Baron Corbin’s career. That was last week and life goes on. Personally, he wishes Roman Reignsthe best in his battle, but professionally, he hopes Reigns doesn’t come back to Raw. Reigns made Corbin’s job very difficult. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman comes out to interrupt Corbin. Let’s give it up for Brock Lesnar. Heyman will do his shtick. We live in historic times. Four days from now, history will be made once again when his client takes that championship back home and places it over his massive shoulders.
In order to do that, Brock has to beat Braun Strowman. Friday at WWE Crown Jewel, Brock Lesnar will beat Braun Strowman. That is not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. Heyman couldn’t be more clairvoyant if the result was predetermined. How often do you get to know for a fact that history is going to happen? The Super Bowl, you know that history is going to happen. The NBA Finals, The Stanley Cup, the Academy Awards, you know history is going to happen.
His client will F-5 Braun Strowman to once again become your reigning and defending Universal Champion. Braun Strowman walks to the ring. At Crown Jewel, Strowman will become the new Universal Champion because Brock Lesnar is gonna get these hands. Corbin attacks Strowman from behind. Brock’s not impressed. Strowman responds with Three Running PowerSlams. Brock plants Strowman with The F5.
First Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor
Lio Rush will be providing ringside commentary. Lashley drives Balor back first into two turnbuckles. Lashley with multiple shoulder blocks. Lashley with a Side Walk Slam. Lashley is applying pressure to the neck of Balor. Lashley drops Balor with an Elbow Smash. Lashley goes for a PowerSlam, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor dropkicks Lashley. Balor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Lashley starts wearing down Balor on the second rope. Lashley applies a neck vice. Lashley with a waist lock takedown. Lashley with a Seated Senton to the back of Balor. Lashley goes back to the neck vice.
Lashley drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Lashley whips Balor to the corner. Balor kicks Lashley in the jaw. Balor with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Lashley goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor counters with a Back Body Drop. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor blasts Lashley with a knife edge chop. Lashley catches Balor in mid-air. Lashley connects with The Dominator for a two count. Rush tells Lashley to stick to the plan.
Lashley goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor goes for The Coupe De Grace, but Lashley ducks out of the way. Balor side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Balor with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rush knocks Balor off the top turnbuckle which forces the disqualification. After the match, Lashley repeatedly runs Balor into the ringside barricade. Lashley applies The Master Lock. Rush talks smack to Balor. Rush slaps Balor in the face.
Winner: Finn Balor via Disqualification
Constable Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush Backstage Segment:
– Ronda Rousey will battle Becky Lynch at Survivor Series
Second Match: Lita, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya vs. The Riott Squad, Mickie James and Alicia Fox w/Alexa Bliss in a 10-Woman Tag Team Match
Trish Stratus and Sarah Logan will start things off. Stratus with a Snap Mare TakeOver. Stratus with a double arm-drag takeover. Logan tags in Morgan. Stratus with a Lou Thez Press. Stratus transitions into a ground and pound attack. Stratus whips Morgan to the corner. Stratus tags in Lita. Lita with a Flying Clothesline off Stratus back. Morgan reverses out of the irish whip from Lita. Lita with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Lita kicks Morgan in the gut. Lita drops Morgan with a DDT. Lita goes for a MoonSault, but Riott Squad drags Morgan out of the ring. Sasha and Bayley with Stereo Baseball Slide Dropkicks/Flying Crossbody Blocks.
Bayley applies an arm-bar. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha and Bayley are double teaming Fox. Sasha tags in Stratus. Double Elbow Drop for a one count. Stratus tags in Sasha. Sasha rolls Fox over for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Mickie is running interference. Sasha kicks Mickie in the chest. Fox responds with a Big Boot for a two count. Fox tags in Mickie. Mickie works on the right shoulder of Sasha. Mickie with a Knee Lift. Sasha dives over Mickie. Mickie bounces Sasha’s head on the top turnbuckle. Micke tags in Logan.
Logan goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sasha counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Logan dropkicks Sasha for a two count. Logan locks in The Cobra Clutch. Logan tells Sasha to give up. Riott Squad are cutting the ring in half. Ruby repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s chest. Ruby applies a front face lock. Ruby knocks Lita off the ring apron. Ruby mocks Sasha. Ruby goes for a Stinger Splash, but Sasha ducks out of the way. Fox tags herself in. Fox applies a waist lock. Sasha shoves Fox into the middle turnbuckle. Fox sends Bayley and Stratus crashing to the outside. Sasha tags in Natalya.
Natalya clotheslines Fox. Natalya with a SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya runs over Fox’s back. Natalya with a Basement Dropkick. Natalya follows that with a Discus Lariat for a two count. Stratus drops Logan with a Spinning Rear Mat Slam. Stratus with a HandStand TakeOver to Mickie. Sasha delivers a Flying Meteora. Riott Squad attacks Sasha and Stratus from behind. Lita and Bayley connects with Stereo Twist Of Fates. Bayley with a Diving Elbow Drop. Lita lands a MoonSault on Morgan. Fox goes for an Northern Lights Suplex, but Lita and Natalya counters with The Hart Attack for a two count. Natalya locks in The Sharpshooter which forces Fox to tap out.
Winner: Lita, Trish Stratus, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya via Submission
Nia Jax & Ember Moon Backstage Segment:
Elias, Constable Baron Corbin, Dana Brooke, and Jinder Mahal Segment:
Third Match: Elias vs. Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mahal backs Elias into the turnbuckles. Mahal kicks Elias in the gut. Mahal applies a waist lock. Elias with a back elbow smash. Elias follows that with a straight right hand. Elias clotheslines Mahal. Elias applies a side headlock. Mahal with a Belly to Back Suplex. Mahal repeatedly stomps on Elias chest. Samir Singh attacks Elias behind the referee’s back. Mahal targets the injured ribs of Elias. Mahal applies a rear chin lock. Elias gets back to a vertical base.
Mahal with a Knee Lift. Mahal locks in The Abdominal Stretch. Elias with three sharp elbow strikes. Elias and Jinder are trading back and forth shots. Elias with a double boot to the chest of Mahal. Elias is mauling Mahal in the corner. Elias goes for a bodyslam, but Mahal lands back on his feet. Mahal goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but Elias ducks out of the way. Elias plants Mahal with The Drift Away to pickup the victory.
Winner: Elias via Pinfall
Kurt Angle Promo:
Fourth Match: The Authors Of Pain w/Drake Maverick vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Ascension in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match
Pier six brawl after the bell rings. Roode and Gable sends Rezar crashing into the steel ring steps. Gable and Rezar will start things off. Gable with a JawBreaker. Konnor tags himself in. Konnor clotheslines Rezar over the top rope. Gable side steps Konnor into the turnbuckles. Viktor prevents Gable from making the tag to Roode. Konnor with a SpineBuster for a one count. Konnor and Akam engages in a deep stare down. Gable dropkicks Konnor into Akam. Konnor tags in Viktor.
Viktor goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Gable lands back on his feet. Roode tags himself in. Roode and Gable plants Viktor with The Roll Through German Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination to pickup the victory. After the match, AOP attacks Roode and Gable from behind. AOP drives Konnor shoulder first into the steel ring post. AOP hits their NeckBreaker/SitOut PowerBomb Combination. AOP wraps this sequence with The Super Collider.
Winner: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable via Pinfall
Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose In-Ring Segment:
What a week it has been. A roller coaster of emotions. Rollins is feeling a lot of things. The love and support for Roman Reigns has been very powerful. Last week he became the Raw Tag Team Champion for the third time. Rollins should be out here celebrating with his partner and brother, Dean Ambrose. Ambrose turned his back on him, on The Shield, and all of us. It makes him feel a little guilty because he has been wondering if it wasn’t his fault. Maybe what he did four years ago, Ambrose couldn’t forget about it. Maybe Ambrose lashed out and it was a wrong person, wrong time situation.
Rollins is frustrated and confused. The only person with the answers is Dean Ambrose. Ambrose is the type of guy who will not be found if he does not want to be found. Rollins didn’t call or text. Rollins wants answers. Ambrose has the spotlight now. Rollins calls out Ambrose. Ambrose is standing in the crowd. Ambrose is now mocking The Shield. Rollins tells Ambrose to step into this ring. When Rollins put the knife in Ambrose’s back, he stared him in the eye to tell him why he did it. Face him like a man.
Ambrose is mean mugging Rollins. Ambrose is a cold hearted bastard. On the most emotional night in the history of the Shield, Ambrose spat on everything they stood for. Roman leaves to battle leukemia and Ambrose had to make it all about himself. If Ambrose wanted the spotlight so bad, you can have it. Rollins will make Ambrose life a living hell. Maybe it isn’t a nickname, maybe you are a soulless lunatic. Rollins will beat an answer out of Ambrose. Ambrose leaves The Spectrum Center.
Bobby Lashley Backstage Interview:
Fifth Match: Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon
Moon with a single leg dropkick. Moon is bringing the fight to Jax. Moon ducks a clothesline from Jax. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Jax. Moon kicks Jax in the chest. Moon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Moon follows that with a Running Hip Attack. Jax stops Moon in her tracks. Jax goes for a Samoan Drop, but Moon lands back on her feet. Moon with a Forearm Smash. Jax responds with a Body Avalanche. Jax is putting the boots to Moon. Jax with an elbow drop for a two count.
Jax with a short-arm clothesline. Jax applies a Bear Hug. Moon decks Jax with a Ear Clap. Jax responds with a Biel Throw. Moon sends Jax shoulder first to the steel ring post. Moon with a Cannonball Senton off the second turnbuckle. Jax rolls Moon back into the ring. Tamina comes out to distract Jax. Jax attacks Moon from behind. Jax with a Running Leg Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Tamina stares at Jax.
Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall
Sixth Match: The Lucha House Party w/Gran Metalik vs. The Revival
Kalisto and Dash Wilder will start things off. Wilder dumps Kalisto in the corner. Wilder paint brushes Kalisto. Kalisto slaps Wilder in the chest. Wilder kicks Kalisto in the gut. Wilder with clubbing blows to Kalisto’s back. Wilder blasts Kalisto with a knife edge chop. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Kalisto with a SpringBoard MoonSault. Kalisto follows that with Two Dropkicks. Dorado lands a Suicide Dive. Kalisto rolls Wilder back into the ring. Wilder with a FlapJack. Wilder follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex. Wilder tags in Dawson.
Dawson with a leg drop. Dawson with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Dawson with a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Dawson is smothering Kalisto in the center of the ring. Dawson locks in The Gory Special. Kalisto with an arm-drag takeover. Dawson uppercuts Kalisto. Kalisto is trying to create separation. Kalisto knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Dawson punches Dorado in the face. Dawson clotheslines Kalisto. Dawson is distracted by Gran Metalik. Dorado takes out Wilder with a Flying Crossbody Block. Kalisto plants Dawson with The Rope Assisted Salida Del Sol to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Lucha House Party via Pinfall
WWE Crown Jewel Match Card:
– Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Braun Strowman For The Vacated WWE Universal Championship
– AJ Styles (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Championship
– The Bar (c) w/The Big Show vs. The New Day For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
– Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, and Randy Orton competes in the Inaugural WWE World Cup To Determine The Best In The World
– The Brothers Of Destruction vs. D-Generation X
Dolph Ziggler Promo:
Ziggler has his eyes on the prize. What is Drew McIntyre looking forward to the most at Crown Jewel? They shattered The Shield, his attention will be on one match at Crown Jewel, the Universal Championship match. Whoever wins that match will have a target on their back and a Claymore Kick to the face. Kurt Angle shouldn’t be talking about winning Crown Jewel. Ziggler and McIntyre have never lied to the WWE Universe. Ziggler looked up to Kurt Angle most of his career.
What he did for collegiate wrestling and the Olympics. He won a gold medal with a broken freakin’ neck. Without people like Kurt Angle, guys like Dolph Ziggler wouldn’t exist in WWE. Ziggler will cement his legacy by winning the World Cup. You will get an example of what will happen at World Cup in a few minutes. Ziggler is the best thing going now and the best thing to happen to this business. Ziggler is the best in the World.
Seventh Match: Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre vs. Apollo Crews
Ziggler applies a side headlock. Crews with shots to the midsection of Ziggler. Crews decks Ziggler with a Back Elbow Smash. Crews follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews with a Running Boot. Crews drops Ziggler with a Jumping Clothesline. Crews delivers another Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Ziggler knocks Crews off the top turnbuckle. Ziggler with the cover for a two count. Ziggler paint brushes Crews.
Ziggler goes for a SuperKick, but Crews blocks it. Crews negates The Jumping DDT. Crews with a Military Press Slam. Crews with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. McIntyre is looking on from the outside. Crews blocks an Avalanche FaceBuster. Crews goes for a Frog Splash, but Ziggler gets his knees up in the air. Ziggler SuperKicks Crews to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall
The Brothers Of Destruction & D-Generation X Segment:
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