The New Day not only survived another brutal match with the Bludgeon Brothers, but in a no-disqualification encounter Tuesday on SmackDown Live, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods beat their massive opponents to win the tag-team championships. For the New Day, it was their fifth tag-team title and third on SmackDown.
Roman Reigns defeated Finn Balor in the main event of Monday Night Raw, after Braun Strowman walked out in the closing moments of the match. As Strowman was announced as cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase, The Shield's music hit and Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose ran to the ring in full Shield attire. They kept Strowman from cashing in, Reigns hit a spear on the outside and then the trio hit a triple power bomb through the commentary table to close the show.
With the Raw women's division surrounding the ring, Ronda Rousey celebrated Sunday night's Raw women's championship victory by locking Stephanie McMahon in an armbar.
In a rare (of late) appearance on Monday Night Raw, Triple H is out to promote his match against The Undertaker at Super Show Down in Melbourne, Australia on Oct. 6.
Two years after Finn Balor had to give up the Universal championship due to injury just one day after winning it at SummerSlam, Finn Balor will get a shot at Roman Reigns and that title in the main event of Monday Night Raw.
What does winning the Universal championship mean to Roman Reigns? "All the hard work, man. This represents every ounce of sweat. Every minute that I was away from my children and my wife. Every hardship I've ever run into. All those days of travel, getting stuck in airports. It's been phenomenal, it's been a godsend, but there's obstacles, always, no matter what you're doing. You know, I'm just so proud that I can finally bring this home [to] show my children and show my wife what I've been working for."
In her first live appearance since the passing of her father, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, Natalya is out at ringside in support of Ronda Rousey during her WWE Raw women's championship match at SummerSlam.
Loudest SummerSlam reactions of the night thus far inside of the Barclays Center belong to Becky Lynch and Finn Balor coming out as the demon. By a fair margin.
The B-Team completed the trifecta of Kickoff Show matches with an solid effort to beat The Revival and retain the Raw tag-team titles. The challenges took control for most of the match with nifty old-school team work, including a top-rope knee drop from Scott Dawson on Bo Dallas, but in the end it was Curtis Axel who rolled up Dawson for the win. If you’re doing the math at home, that’s three Kickoff Show matches in the books … and three roll-up wins.
Drew Gulak imposed some serious physicality throughout his cruiserweight championship match, including a hangman's choke with Alexander draped over his back and a Gu-lock with his legs wrapped around Alexander in the ropes. Alexander ultimately hit a leveraged roll-up to squeak out a win despite being dominated for much of the match, leaving the door open to a future rematch.
In the first match on the SummerSlam kickoff show, the team of Andrade "Cien" Almas and Zelina Vega defeated Rusev and Lana. The finish saw Vega use the ropes to assist her with a roll-up victory over Lana.This was the first SummerSlam match and victory for Almas and Vega. It was Rusev's second straight SummerSlam loss. He lost to Randy Orton at last year's event.
"The trick is to make it NOT look easy. Because if you make it look easy, it doesn't look right. Ya know? It's supposed to look like a fight, not a dance or gymnastics." Paul "Triple H" Levesque talking about the performance of Ricochet.
That look you give the stupid reporter who asks how you feel right after your favorite wrestler loses the final match of the night.
Instant reaction from the young fan sitting behind me at the end of NXT Takeover Brooklyn4! Sometimes life (and wrestling) throw hard lessons at us!
This is what my house looks like after a really good party!
"Last Man Standing" must be the final match of the night cause there's no broadcast tables left for the announcers!!
When the crowd anticipates a huge move coming...
Ricochet just did a DOUBLE FLIP off the top rope and the Barclay's Center food almost blew off from the crowd eruption!!!
As has been the case at many NXT TakeOver events, WWE showed off their newest acquisition sitting in the crowd - and this time around it's former UFC fighter and independent standout Matt Riddle.