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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better

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    I like the Gargano/Dunne/Cole story going on here and should be intresting too see where this goes you got three men whose styles clash very well with one another. Cole comes off scared and heelish which is very accurate while Dunne comes off thirsty ready for the belt.

    Next I am all for a Keith Lee vs. Dream feud that match would steal the show. Keith Lee comes off better here then Dream I think.

    Good match to show off Dijack.

    Kushida is being built well and I am sure big things coming there.

    Good to see Duke get some promo time thats my biggest gripe irl is that Duke & Mrs. Strong are not given much personality other then being Baszler meatshields

    Main Event was alright. I def dont mind seeing Konor and Viktor back but, I like to see them get a little better. I like to see people from main roster come down and reinvent themselves but thats my idea its your BTB and you do your job of getting WAR RAIDERS over. I do like the match and it makes sense. Hopefully not the last time the two are on NXT TV





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    CWA World Heavyweight Champion
    Brayden Bridges




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    Money in the Bank Prediction Contest







    Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match

    Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet vs. Cesaro vs. AJ Styles vs. Ali vs. Finn Balor vs. Andrade vs. Randy Orton

    Winner: McIntyre/Ricochet/Cesaro/AJ/Ali/Balor/Andrade/Orton



    Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Kairi Sane vs. Ember Moon vs. ??? vs. Lacey Evans vs. Bayley

    Winner: Asuka/Naomi/Bliss/Sane/Moon/???/Evans/Bayley



    Universal Championship Match
    Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins (c)

    Winner: Mysterio/Rollins

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Championship
    Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston (c)- WWE Championship Match

    Winner:
    Bryan/Kingston

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission



    Raw Women's Championship Match
    Ruby Riott vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: Riott/Lynch

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Smackdown Women's Championship Match
    Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: Flair/Lynch

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Raw Tag Team Championship Match
    The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (c)

    Winner: Revival/Hawkins & Ryder

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
    Sanity vs. The Hardy Boyz (c)

    Winner:
    Sanity/Hardy Boyz

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Women's Tag Team Championship Match
    The Divas of Doom vs. The IIconics (c)

    Winner: The Divas of Doom/The IIconics

    Decision:Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    US Championship Match
    Cedric Alexander vs. Samoa Joe (c)

    Winner: Alexander/Joe

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Roman Reigns vs. Shelton Benjamin

    Winner: Reigns/Benjamin

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    20-Man Battle Royal Match for the vacant championship

    Winner:



    Bonus Questions

    1. What match will open the show? (2 points)

    2. What match will close the show? (2 points)

    3. Who will be the mystery superstar in the Women's MITB Ladder match? (3 points)

    4. How many titles will change hands? (2 points)

    5. Will there be any debuts/returns? If so, how many of each? And who will they be? (6 points AKA 2 points for each question)

    6. What will be the new championship? And who will win the Battle Royal for the vacant title? (4 points)

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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better

    Money in the Bank Prediction Contest







    Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match

    Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet vs. Cesaro vs. AJ Styles vs. Ali vs. Finn Balor vs. Andrade vs. Randy Orton

    Winner: AJ Styles (RAW) wins the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match



    Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Kairi Sane vs. Ember Moon vs. ??? vs. Lacey Evans vs. Bayley

    Winner: Mystery participant she wins the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match but as for who it will be? I say it will be either Shayna Baszler or a returning Ronda Rousey



    Universal Championship Match
    Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins (c)

    Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins

    Decision: Pinfall



    Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Championship
    Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston (c)- WWE Championship Match

    Winner: Still WWE Champion Kofi Kingston


    Decision: Pinfall



    Raw Women's Championship Match
    Ruby Riott vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: Still RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch

    Decision: Submission



    Smackdown Women's Championship Match
    Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: New Smackdown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair

    Decision: Pinfall



    Raw Tag Team Championship Match
    The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (c)

    Winner: New RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival

    Decision: Pinfall



    Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
    Sanity vs. The Hardy Boyz (c)

    Winner:
    New Smackdown Tag Team Champions Sanity

    Decision: Pinfall



    Women's Tag Team Championship Match
    The Divas of Doom vs. The IIconics (c)

    Winner: Still Women's Tag Team Champions The IIconics

    Decision: Pinfall



    US Championship Match
    Cedric Alexander vs. Samoa Joe (c)

    Winner: Still WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe

    Decision: Submission



    Roman Reigns vs. Shelton Benjamin

    Winner: Roman Reigns

    Decision: Pinfall



    20-Man Battle Royal Match for the vacant championship

    Winner: Braun Strowman wins 20 Man Battle Royal for vacant championship



    Bonus Questions

    1. What match will open the show? (2 points)

    WWE United States Championship- Alexander vs Joe (c)

    2. What match will close the show? (2 points)

    WWE Universal Championship- Rollins (c) vs Mysterio

    3. Who will be the mystery superstar in the Women's MITB Ladder match? (3 points)

    Shayna Baszler or Ronda Rousey

    4. How many titles will change hands? (2 points)

    3 titles will change hands (RAW and Smackdown Tag Team Championships and the Smackdown Women's Championship)

    5. Will there be any debuts/returns? If so, how many of each? And who will they be? (6 points AKA 2 points for each question)

    Debut could possibly be Shayna Baszler if she is the mystery entrant in the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match but returns I say Ronda Rousey if she ends up being the mystery entrant and or Brock Lesnar will return on this same night to attack whoever wins the WWE Universal Championship match between Mysterio and Rollins


    6. What will be the new championship? And who will win the Battle Royal for the vacant title? (4 points)

    The new title will probably end up being the WWE Hardcore Championship and as for who wins the Battle Royal I say it will be Braun Strowman

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    Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match

    Winner: McIntyre

    Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    ???

    Winner: ??? aka Sasha Banks

    Universal Championship Match
    Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins (c)

    Winner: Rollins

    Decision: Pinfall

    Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Championship
    Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston (c)- WWE Championship Match

    Winner:
    Kingston

    Decision: Pinfall

    Raw Women's Championship Match
    Ruby Riott vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: Lynch

    Decision: Submission


    Smackdown Women's Championship Match
    Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: Lynch

    Decision: Pinfall


    Raw Tag Team Championship Match
    The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (c)

    Winner: Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder

    Decision: Pinfall

    Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
    Sanity vs. The Hardy Boyz (c)

    Winner:
    Sanity

    Decision: Pinfall

    Women's Tag Team Championship Match
    The Divas of Doom vs. The IIconics (c)

    Winner: The Divas of Doom

    Decision: Pinfall

    US Championship Match

    Cedric Alexander vs. Samoa Joe (c)

    Winner: Joe

    Decision: Submission

    Roman Reigns vs. Shelton Benjamin

    Winner: Reigns

    Decision: Pinfall


    20-Man Battle Royal Match for the vacant championship

    Winner: Braun Strowman



    Bonus Questions

    1. What match will open the show? Men's Money in the Bank ladder match

    2. What match will close the show? Women's Money in the bank ladder match

    3. Who will be the mystery superstar in the Women's MITB Ladder match? IT'S BOSS TIME Sasha Banks

    4. How many titles will change hands? 2 (if the battle royal counts 3)

    5. Will there be any debuts/returns? If so, how many of each? And who will they be? Yes. 3. Sasha Banks and Authors of Pain

    6. What will be the new championship? And who will win the Battle Royal for the vacant title? TV title and Braun Strowman

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    Money in the Bank Prediction Contest







    Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match

    Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet vs. Cesaro vs. AJ Styles vs. Ali vs. Finn Balor vs. Andrade vs. Randy Orton

    Winner: McIntyre/Ricochet/Cesaro/AJ/Ali/Balor/Andrade/Orton



    Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Kairi Sane vs. Ember Moon vs. ??? vs. Lacey Evans vs. Bayley

    Winner: Asuka/Naomi/Bliss/Sane/Moon/???/Evans/Bayley

    aka Sasha Banks



    Universal Championship Match
    Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins (c)

    Winner: Mysterio/Rollins

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Championship
    Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston (c)- WWE Championship Match

    Winner:
    Bryan/Kingston

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission



    Raw Women's Championship Match
    Ruby Riott vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: Riott/Lynch

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Smackdown Women's Championship Match
    Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (c)

    Winner: Flair/Lynch

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Raw Tag Team Championship Match
    The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (c)

    Winner: Revival/Hawkins & Ryder

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
    Sanity vs. The Hardy Boyz (c)

    Winner:
    Sanity/Hardy Boyz

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Women's Tag Team Championship Match
    The Divas of Doom vs. The IIconics (c)

    Winner: The Divas of Doom/The IIconics

    Decision:Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    US Championship Match
    Cedric Alexander vs. Samoa Joe (c)

    Winner: Alexander/Joe

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    Roman Reigns vs. Shelton Benjamin

    Winner: Reigns/Benjamin

    Decision: Pinfall/Submission/DQ/Count Out/No Contest



    20-Man Battle Royal Match for the vacant championship

    Winner: R truth



    Bonus Questions

    1. What match will open the show? (2 points)
    Miss MITB Match

    2. What match will close the show? (2 points)
    Kofi vs. Bryan

    3. Who will be the mystery superstar in the Women's MITB Ladder match? (3 points)
    Sasha Banks

    4. How many titles will change hands? (2 points)

    2

    5. Will there be any debuts/returns? If so, how many of each? And who will they be? (6 points AKA 2 points for each question)

    Yes

    1

    Sasha Banks








    6. What will be the new championship? And who will win the Battle Royal for the vacant title? (4 points)

    24/7 Championship? Truth



    Looks like a good ppv cant wait to read


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    CWA World Heavyweight Champion
    Brayden Bridges




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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better



    Money in the Bank

    5th May 2019 - Hartford, Connecticut - XL Center

    A video package begins to play, and we begin to see footage of past Money in the Bank PPV events as a narrator speaks.

    "Some have risen."

    We see clips of Daniel Bryan, RVD & Edge winning MITB briefcases before cashing in successfully.

    "But some have also fallen."

    The footage is shown of Baron Corbin, Damien Sandow & Braun Strowman winning their MITB ladder matches only to cash-in unsuccessfully.

    "Moments will be created."

    Shelton Benjamin is shown climbing a Ladder at WrestleMania 24 as Mr. Kennedy & Carlito then throw Benjamin off the ladder from behind, onto another ladder outside the ring as it breaks.

    "Pain will be shed."

    We then see Braun Strowman & Kevin Owens on a Ladder on the stage as Strowman then throws Owens off into the announcer's table.

    "A war for equality."

    Graphics are then shown of Asuka, Kairi Sane, Alexa Bliss, Naomi, Bayley, Lacey Evans & Ember Moon.

    "A battle for supremacy."

    More graphics are highlighted as we see AJ Styles, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, Cesaro, Randy Orton, Finn Balor, Ali & Andrade.

    "But there can only be two winners."

    Clips are shown of Carmella & Baron Corbin winning the 2017 MITB matches as well as Strowman & Alexa Bliss who won the 2018 matches.

    "And the wait is now over...

    We bring to you the 10th annual edition of...

    MONEY IN THE BANK!!"


    Money by Jim Johnston begins to blast in the XL Center as we see shots of different sections of the MITB crowd! We see many fans holding up signs supporting their favourite superstars such as Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston. They are being as loud as ever as we go over to the Raw announcers' table!

    We see Renee Young, Michael Cole & Corey Graves! Renee welcomes us to MITB as we are LIVE in the sold-out XL Center! Cole then says that the Raw side of MITB is shaping up to be very big, as we've got so many personal issues on the Red brand- some of which will be going into the dual-brand MITB matches. Graves says that the entire event itself is stacked!

    The cameras then go to the SmackDown Live commentary table, as we see Booker T, Tom Phillips & Byron Saxton! Phillips says that if Cole thinks the matches on the Raw side are looking personal, then he doesn't how to describe the SmackDown matches because things have REALLY heated up!! Booker says that he digs that, as Saxton says that it's time for our first MITB Ladder match of night... as we will see the women in action!!



    THE FUTURE!

    The crowd gives a large cheer as the theme of the Empress plays out from the speakers and the Japanese sensation struts out from behind the curtain in a glistening and colourful robe. Asuka enters the ring and circles the canvas taking in the crowd emotion before undressing from her robe and removing her kabuki mask and giving it to a ringside worker before looking up at the MITB briefcase above.

    THE NEXT VOYAGE!

    Another pop from the crowd as Asuka's fellow countrywomen is out next and the Pirate Princess looks overjoyed to be here as poses at the top of the stage. She then makes her way down the ramp, slapping hands with a few members of the crowd before sliding in the ring and taking her place on the turnbuckle and posing once more. Kairi Sane then drops back down and looks up at the briefcase before looking at Asuka. The two women then bow to each other and embrace before exchanging words as they look up the case above.

    LIKE A LADY!

    Next out and it's the sassy Southern Belle- Lacey Evans! Lacey struts out looking great with her attire fully on show as she has a large hat complimenting her tight red dress. Lacey adjusts her hat as she scowls at the booing card before brushing off their jeers with her hands that are covered in white velvet gloves before making her way down the ramp. Lacey then enters the ring and looks as both Asuka & Sane, shaking her head in disapproval before removing her hat and dress to reveal her wrestling gear underneath and trash-talking.

    "You two nasties better step aside, I'm going to become.. Lady, Money in the Bank!" - Lacey Evans

    FREE THE FLAME!

    The She-nom is out next and the crowd give a good cheer for Ember Moon. Ember looks fired up as she poses at the top of the stage and lets out a scream as the camera pans in on her fire red eyes. Ember then makes her way down the ramp quickly- slides into the ring and looks up at the case before looking at her opponents and taking her place in the ring awaiting the arrival of her remaining opponents.

    FEEL THE GLOW!

    The XL Centre goes dark for a moment before lighting up like a rave party as the neon lights switch around the stage and the crowd are ready to feel the glow as they give a nice pop for the arrival of Naomi who comes out in energetic fashion- dancing at the top of the stage before sliding down the ramp on her knee's, removing her glasses and passing them to a young fan in attendance before entering the ring.

    SPITEFUL!

    Up next and it's the Goddess! A mixed reaction comes from the crowd as Little Miss Bliss steps out onto the stage with a smirk on her face as raises and clenches her fist as she poses. Alexa Bliss then walks down the ramp, staring up the briefcase with real confidence on her face before reaching the ring. Alexa attempts to pull herself up on the ring apron and looks about to enter the ring when she sees her opponents step forward in the ring. Alexa then smiles and wags her finger mouthing "No!, No!" before dropping back down off the ring apron and waiting outside of the ring.

    TURN IT UP!

    The XL Centre is about that Hug Life as they give a pop for the arrival of everyone's favourite hugger- Bayley! Bayley spins out to the centre of the stage taking in the crowd admiration before posing and rising up as the Bayley buddies rise up and sway. Bayley then slaps hands and hugs some of her fans in the crowd before entering the ring and walking towards Lacey Evans who hides behind the Referee official and demands that Bayley steps back and gets out of her face.

    A silence then falls on the XL Centre as the Seven ladies now stand in the ring- looking up at the briefcase and each other before attention turns to the stage where we are awaiting the final and surprise entrant into the Women's 2019 Money in the Bank Match.

    A theme then plays and it becomes very obvious as the crowd pop like crazy!

    SKY'S THE LIMIT!

    "No?! Could it be?!" It is.. She's back! Ladies and Gentleman.. It's BOSSSSS TIMMMEEEEE!" - Michael Cole



    The Boss is back and she struts down the ramp in a confident fashion. Banks takes off and drops her glasses before removing her jacket and reaching ringside where she looks around at the fans who are cheering and are in a complete frenzy as they chant "WELCOME BACK!" repeatedly as the Boss smiles.

    The camera then pans to her opponents who looked surprised but none more so then Bayley who can't quite believe that her friend- Sasha Banks has returned and is the final entrant into the Money in the Bank Match. The Referee then does a final check sweep of the competitors before calling for the bell and the match is underway.



    Match 1. Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Kairi Sane vs. Ember Moon vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Bayley - Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match

    The crowd are buzzing with anticipation as the white & gold Women's Money in the Bank case hangs above the heads of eight hopefuls who are dreaming of becoming Mrs Money in the Bank and earning a guaranteed future Championship match. The eight women look up at the case for the final time before they await who's going to make the first move and it's Alexa Bliss. Alexa drops down and rolls out of the ring with a smile on her face- clearly happy to allow the others to fight it out and await an opening.

    Back in the ring and Sasha Banks step's forward and tells each female exactly what she thinks..

    "I'm BACK! And I'm going to be MISS.. BOSS OF THE BANK!" - Sasha Banks

    Sasha points at each lady as the others circle her but then she gets to Bayley and the hugger steps forward and the two ladies draw closer- almost face to face. Both women then smile and look to embrace when Lacey Evans blast's Bayley from behind with a forearm and it sparks a melee as Sasha, Lacey, Naomi, Ember, Asuka and Kairi Sane begin to exchange punches and it's an all out brawl in the middle of the ring as Alexa watches on from outside of the ring.

    The ring then begins to empty as Asuka, Sasha, Lacey and Kairi fight to the outside of the ring. Back in the ring and it's Naomi who begins to scale the top rope and the crowd can see what's coming. Naomi shows good balance as she perches on the top and then leaps in the air with a Moonsault landing on all four of Asuka, Sasha, Lacey and Sane as all five women now lay on the ground. Back in the ring and Ember Moon is bouncing on the balls of her feet and looks pumped up. She demands that the five women get back up before letting out a primal scream, running the ropes and..




    SUICIDE DIVE FROM EMBER MOON!
    Ember takes down the five women who attempted to stand back up and all six of the ladies are now down. The camera then pans to the cowardly Alexa Bliss who has a smile on her face and sees her opening. Alexa grabs a ladder from ringside and strains to pick it up and slide it into the ring. Alexa then slides in along with it and surveys ringside before opening up the ladder and setting it up. Bliss begins to quickly scale the ladder with the crowd mixed. Some supporting and others booing.

    Alexa Bliss is near the top when Bayley rolls into the ring after the forearm smash from Lacey Evans at the start of the match. Bayley then climbs the same side of the ladder and grabs the shorts of Bliss and tries to yank the former Money in the Bank winner down. Bliss begins to kick out and knocks Bayley back down and reaches up once more trying to grab the case above. Bayley is back up and again scales the ladder and this time yanks down Bliss by her boots. Bliss lands on her feet and is greeted with a boot into the stomach before delivering a swinging neck breaker to the canvas. Bayley then stands back up and begins to scale the ladder, rung by rung she's almost at the top when Lacey Evans enters the ring with a ladder of her own.

    Evans uses the ladder she was carrying like a battering ram and drives it into the ladder that Bayley was climbing- knocking it over and down to the canvas. Bayley would land on her feet but before she could react- Lacey would ram the ladder again- this time driving it into the stomach of Bayley before dropping it over the back of Bayley who yelled out in agony. Lacey would then see Asuka and Kairi Sane looking to enter the ring and would pick up the ladder again. Lacey would charge at the two Japanese sensations but both Asuka and Sane would slide underneath. Lacey would then charge into the turnbuckle and the ladder would jam into the middle of the turnbuckle. She would then turn around and would be greeted by two sidekicks to the stomach from both Sane and Asuka before she would receive a double dropkick that would knock Lacey Evans back first into the ladder and send her tumbling down into a seated position in the turnbuckle. Kairi would then begin to pirate walk around the ring- perhaps signalling that the double knees to Lacey was coming but when she would look to charge- Asuka would stand in her way.

    Asuka and Kairi Sane would now be face to face as the crowd would pop for the staredown. Asuka and Sane would begin talking to each other in their native tongue- perhaps both knowing this is not personal and it's every woman for herself in this match up. The action then explodes! Asuka and Sane begin to exchange strikes..

    ASUKA!
    SANE!
    ASUKA!
    SANE!
    ASUKA!
    SANE!

    Both women exchange punches, kicks and spinning back fists with neither lady backing down and the crowd popping for each strike- cheering on both women.

    "Japanese strong style has arrived in Hartford, Connecticut!" - Corey Graves

    "Wait a minute though dawg! Naomi about to arrive too!" - Booker T

    Naomi tried to break it up, leaping onto the ring apron and then springing off the top rope with great balance looking to land on both Asuka and Kairi Sane. The two Japanese born wrestlers though would see Naomi coming and both would react by landing double sidekicks to the stomach of Naomi. Kairi Sane would then land an axe-kick to the back of Naomi's head before Asuka would wait for Naomi to stand back up and would run at her off the ropes with a hip attack knocking Naomi down. Ember Moon and Sasha Banks would then enter the ring next and all four women would be face to face. Sasha exchanged punches with Sane while Ember Moon traded strikes with Asuka as the crowd were pumped up and cheering along.

    Kairi Sane and Banks traded before Banks would block a left-hand shot from Sane. Kairi would then spin with a right-handed spinning back fist but the Boss would duck underneath before nailing Sane with the..



    ..BANK STATEMENT! Banks has the Bank Statement locked in and it's not long before Sane is in default mode and begins to tap out in the middle of the ring. While on the other side Ember is knocking Asuka back hard with right-hand strikes. Punch after punch. Ember then lines up one big strike and throws her shot but Asuka blocks and strikes with a knee to the gut of Moon. Asuka then wraps around Ember, drops her down and at a blink of the eye she locks in the..



    ..ASUKA LOCK! Asuka cranks hard and Ember Moon attempts to struggle free but the pain is too much and naturally, she begins to tap out too. The visual is Sasha Banks and Asuka with their opponents yelling in pain and tapping out while Asuka and Banks just stare at each other almost trying to send a message to the other.

    Sasha Banks and Asuka both release their opponents now both stand up in the ring. Both are coming closer and closer till they eventually face to face trash talking. Before any more can come from the confrontation the Sassy Southern Belle and little Miss Bliss have got a ladder each in their hands and are coming from opposing sides as they charge and squash the unsuspecting Banks and Asuka together against the steel ladders as the crowd gasps at the collision! Bliss drops her ladder from the force, not strong enough to keep hold off the steel but quickly makes a pact with Lacey as they both share a ladder to drive it side first into the face of Bayley who attempted to get back involved.

    SMASH! The ladder crashes against the hugger and knocks her down. Bliss and Lacey Evans are not done. They would use the same ladder to smash into Sane and Ember Moon- knocking them back down and sending them rolling out of the ring. Bliss and Lacey would eventually set up the ladder in the middle of the ring- directly underneath the MITB case and would clear the ring before both women would look up at the case and tell the other that they were going to become Mrs Money in the Bank! Bliss then looks to climb first and reaches the fourth rung before Evans would drag her down and wag her finger in her face. Lacey would then go next and would begin to scale the ring when Bliss would pull down by her tights and would snap her fingers in the face of Lacey Evans telling her again that she's going to win this match!

    Evans and Bliss continue arguing when Lacey is pulled down and dragged out of the ring by her boots by Ember Moon and Naomi on the outside of the ring. Both Moon and Naomi then launch Lacey Evans back first into the crowd barrier as she bounces back off into a super-kick from Naomi. Ember Moon then steps up a ladder on the outside of the ring and begins to climb as the crowd speculates what she's going to do next.

    "Where is Ember Moon going- what is she planning?!" - Renee Young

    "No idea Renee but Naomi is leveling Evans with strike after strike!" - Tom Phillips


    Naomi has dragged up Lacey Evans and is laying into her with right hands. Evans then rakes Naomi in the eyes before knocking her back with an elbow that stuns the former Women's Champion. Both Naomi and Evans are now close to the ladder where Ember Moon has scaled up close to the top when Ember Moon does the unthinkable and leaping off near the top comes flying through the air and lands perfectly with a double..



    ..ECLIPSE! THE DOUBLE ECLIPSE TO NAOMI AND LACEY EVANS FROM EMBER MOON OFF THE LADDER TO THE OUTSIDE! The crowd pop as Ember Moon shows bravery and athleticism to land the double Eclipse perfectly to Naomi and Evans stunning and knocking them down seemingly out cold. Back in the ring and Alexa Bliss watches on- almost taking back by Embers Moon ability. She then turns around as she hears the crowd cheer as Bayley is climbing the ladder on the opposite side and is almost at the top. Bliss then jumps onto the second rung and scales up quickly. Sasha Banks is then back up as the crowd cheer and she climbs up the same ladder side that Bliss is on- grabbing Bliss by her hair and then driving Alexa face first into the steel as she falls feet first to the canvas tumbling down.

    The crowd noise then goes up a notch as the ladder is directly underneath the case. Bayley is on one side and Sasha Banks is on the other. Both women are face to face, neither wanting to make the first move and risk their friendship but both looking up at the case- perhaps wondering if the reward off winning the MITB is greater than their friendship and sisterhood bond.



    The crowd are cheering for both and neither are flinching when suddenly there faces turn to fear and they start falling towards the hard camera as Alexa Bliss is back up and with both hands begins to push the ladder with everything she has causing it to tumble as Bayley and Sasha clutch each other's hands and arms as they come tumbling down and land awkwardly on the ring ropes- before rolling out of the ring in pain.

    "So fitting that Sasha and Bayley, friends to the end come crashing down together, hand in hand" - Byron Saxton

    "Fitting Saxton?! It's foolish! And the Goddess is about to profit and become the GODDESS IN THE BANK!" - Corey Graves


    Alexa Bliss looks to re-set up the ladder and begins to try and put it back in place directly underneath the briefcase above when she notices Kairi Sane pulling herself up onto the ring apron and trying to enter the ring. Bliss would then run across the ring and with a baseball slide would smash into Sane knocking her back down and to the hard flooring on the outside. Bliss would then roll out of the ring and would grab Sane by her head and would driver her face-first into the Spanish commentary table at ringside repeatedly. Alexa Bliss would then go underneath the ring and would drag out a taller steel ladder. She would hook it up and place one end on the Spanish commentary table and another on the ring apron creating a bridge. Alexa Bliss would then climb the Spanish commentary table and would tease that she's going to power-drive Sane head first through the commentary table but Sane powers up and back body drops Alex Bliss from the commentary table to the Steel ladder bridge as Alexa's body collides with the steel.

    SMASH! Bliss's body bounces off the laddered bridge as she screams in agony, bouncing up and down on the bridge where the structure has absorbed the weight and force. Alexa Bliss is now laid out on the ladder and Sane is stood tall as she watches on from atop of the Spanish announce table. Sane then draws a huge pop from the crowd as she looks towards the turnbuckle and points in the direction as the crowd are cheering.

    "Oh god! What is Kairi Sane thinking here?!" - Michael Cole

    "I think she about to do something CRAY! Michael. I think Kairi about to steal the show!" - Booker T


    Kairi Sane has now dragged herself back in the ring but her focus is not on the briefcase- it's on Alexa Bliss and Kairi begins to scale the turnbuckle and now stands on top. Sane points out towards the fans before hitting her Pirate Princess pose and showcasing her elbow before she defies gravity, leaping into the air with a thing of beauty called the..



    ..INSANE ELBOW!! SANE WITH THE INSANE ELBOW THROUGH THE LADDER TO ALEXA BLISS!!! Kairi crashes down with her elbow driving to the heart of Alexa Bliss as both women crash through the ladder as it breaks in two from the bridge structure and the crowd starts chanting "HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!" as it's a wreck on the outside of the ring. One of the Referee official's runs around immediately making an "X" signal as help rushes down from the back to aid both Kairi Sane and Alexa Bliss on the outside.

    "UN-BELIEVE-ABLE! What the hell did we just see?!" - Renee Young

    "BRUTALITY AND STUPIDITY! Sane could have gone for the MITB case. Instead, she's taken the Goddess out of this match and that sucks!" - Corey Graves

    "I think Kairi Sane has taken herself out of the match too! That was indeed the insane elbow from Kairi Sane and I have to agree with the crowd's reaction.. That was crazy!" - Tom Phillips


    With the attention on the carnage at ringside and with Bliss & Sane being escorted to the back. Bliss on a stretcher and Sane being carried- attention then turns to the ring where Asuka is up on her feet and slides underneath the ropes- entering the ring and setting up a ladder in the middle of the ring. She is soon joined by Ember Moon and the two ladies begin slugging away with strikes- both with less power- exhaustion clearly now becoming a factor as we enter the latter stages of the match. Asuka gets the better of the strikes and then lights up the chest of Ember Moon with chops.

    "Wooohhoooooo!" is the crowd reaction as each one stings a little more. Asuka then licks her hand and goes to land more stinging shot when Ember goes into defense mode and shoulder tackles Asuka driving her back first into the ladder that was earlier jammed into the turnbuckle corner as Asuka's body rattles in agony. Ember then kicks Asuka in the stomach and lifts her up for a power-bomb before dropping her back first across the ladder as Asuka cries out in agony and the crowd gasps at the collision of Asuka's back being dropped onto the steel ladder causing it to fall outside of the ring as Asuka rolls out in pain. Ember is exhausted. She's now in a seated position where she fell down after delivering the power-bomb to Asuka across the ladder. Moon then begins to crawl towards the ladder that's set up in the middle of the ring uses her arms to drag herself up the ladder- rung by rung Ember gets a little more closer and she's about halfway there when she turns her and is clocked with the..

    "WOMENS RIGHT!! LACEY JUST NAILED MOON WITH THE WOMEN'S RIGHT!" - Corey Graves

    Ember's jaw is rocked by Lacey Evans and she immediately drops from the ladder back first- hitting the canvas hard and rolling out of the ring. The crowd then cheer once more as Naomi is up on the ring apron. Naomi then uses the top rope to spring into the ring and as she does- Lacey Evans is ready and plucks her out of the air with a big boot to the face- knocking Naomi down! Lacey then picks up a ladder from the corner of the ring and drops it in front of the camera. Lacey then grips up Naomi by her hair and drapes her across the ladder before she then scales the turnbuckle. Lacey is now perched on top of the second turnbuckle and does the unthinkable with an amazing feat of ability.



    The crowd cheer for Lacey's impressive moonsault before another pop is heard as Bayley and Sasha Banks are both up and have entered the ring with their own ladders. Sasha sets up her ladder alongside the one already set up in the middle of the ring. Bayley then uses her ladder to create another bridge from the middle of the ring to the top rope. Lacey stumbles back up and see's both Bayley and Banks staring at her and begins to motion for mercy as she says she doesn't want the case. Bayley and Sasha both look at each other before kicking Evans in the stomach and bringing her down to the canvas with a double snap-suplex. Bayley and Sasha both rise to their feet and look at each other once more before both looking up at the case. Both Bayley and Banks then run towards the ladder and both start scaling a side each. Both reach the top once more and both are trying to grab the case- it starts to swing where both ladies are trying to clutch it- without allowing the other to grab it successfully. Bayley and Sasha then look at each other as the case swings above and realise they're left with no choice as they begin to exchange punches at the top of the ladder.

    BAYLEY!
    BANKS!
    BAYLEY!
    BANKS!
    BAYLEY!
    BANKS!


    Shot after shot the two friends rock and look like they're about to fall but both women hang onto their respective sides of the ladder. Lacey Evans though is back up and with anger etched across her face she begins to scale the second ladder next to the one Bayley and Sasha are on. Lacey then kicks Bayley in the side- almost causing her to tumble before taking off her velvet glove and throwing it to the floor. Lacey then lines up her right hand and looks to drive into the face of Bayley but Bayley uses two hands to grab Lacey's swinging right hand and stops it connecting. Bayley begins to struggle- attempting to keep her balance but Evans see's this and kicks away Bayley's knee causing her to fall down from the ladder.

    Lacey then transfers over to the same ladder where Banks is and looks to punch Sasha in the face but the Boss see's it coming and ducks underneath before firing with a right hand shot of her own. Banks then climbs a litter higher and reaches over- grabbing Lacey's head and driving it into the top of the ladder as Lacey then falls backwards and awkwardly lands across the bridged ladder from the middle of the ring to the ropes. Sasha then climbs and she's at the top of the ladder and is free to grab the case- she could win it right here but she has other plans! Sasha motions Eddie Guerrero's "Viva La Raza" pose before leaping from the top of the ladder with the..



    ..FROG SPLASH! SASHA BANKS WITH THE FROG SPLASH FROM THE TOP OF THE LADDER! Sasha comes falling down and crashes on top of Lacey Evans. The bridged ladder does not break but both ladies bounce off from the impact and tumble awkwardly to the canvas. Sasha is rolling around holding her stomach in pain as Lacey Evans is pulled out of the ring by nearby Referee's as she is out cold and now out of the match.

    "SASHA BANKS MAKING EDDIE PROUD WITH THAT ONE! THAT WAS AMAZING!" - Renee Young

    "But Sasha had the match won, Renee! I get us wrestlers, we live for the moment- but she might have just turned down the chance of becoming Mrs Money in the Bank for a highlight reel" - Booker T


    Bayley watched on as Sasha landed with the frog splash and looked concerned. She toys with the idea of checking on Banks and does so for a few seconds before looking up at the case and knowing this is her chance to grab it and become the Money in the Bank 2019 winner! Bayley goes to climb the ladder but does not get far as Sasha Banks grabs her boot and is holding her down. Bayley looks back- and she does so with an expression that she doesn't want to hurt her friend but is left with no choice. Bayley kicks Sasha to the face and then climbs up another rung. Step by step- she edges closer but Sasha has not given up and is following behind. Banks climbs the same side of the ladder and the two ladies are soon struggling on the same step- trying to push one another off without really hurting the other. There's then a cheer from the crowd as Asuka reappears once more- holding her back in pain but the passion to win driving her on. The Japanese born wrestler begins to scale the ladder on the opposing side and with Bayley and Banks struggling as her hands on the case but she is unable to unclasp it and retrieve the case to end the match.

    Bayley and Banks are forced to forget about each other and then begin firing away at Asuka. Right and lefts come Asuka's way as she's forced to cover up, trying to protect herself from the strikes. Asuka then lets out a scream and fires back- punches and chops, each one strikes both Bayley and Banks with venom as they're forced to hold on as they attempt to stop falling from the ladder. Asuka then positions herself on the opposing side of the ladder so she can swing her leg around with a roundhouse and knocks Bayley off the ladder with a head kick to the canvas flooring as she tumbles and rolls out of the ring.

    Asuka then tilts to the other side of the ladder and tries to do the same to Sasha Banks but Banks ducks underneath before sliding through the rung of the ladder and falling to her feet. Now in between the ladder Sasha reaches up and pulls Asuka's legs and soon Asuka is hanging with the tree of woe between the ladder. Sasha then exits from underneath the ladder and climbs the same side where Asuka hangs. Trotting over the Empress as she climbs up. Sasha looks like she's about to win the match where one final attempt of Asuka reaches, pulling herself up into a seated position and she grabs Banks by her short tights- trying to pull the Boss down! Sasha is reaching up- anguish on her face because she's so close but Asuka is stopping her fully reaching up and unclasping the case.

    Banks grows frustrated and soon makes another risky choice. Sasha begins to turn on the ladder, Asuka still holding her but this time by her boots. Sasha then frees one foot to kick Asuka in the face before jumping from the ladder and landing on Asuka with..



    ..DOUBLE KNEES FROM SASHA BANKS TO ASUKA ON THE LADDER! Sasha uses her double knee attack to drive into the top of Asuka's chest and knock her firmly back down and out in the tree of woe position draping across the steel ladder! Everyone else is down! This is Sasha's moment but she's hurting- the match fatigue and the pain is kicking in. The crowd begin chanting Sasha's name and she uses it to recharge and go again. Banks crawls to the other side of the ladder where Asuka is hanging and rung by rung- she pulls herself up the ladder, slowly, pain across her face- fatigue kicking in until she's close enough and Sasha Banks retrieves the MITB Briefcase and wins the match!

    Winner and 2019 Mrs. Money in the Bank: Sasha Banks

    "SASHA HAS DONE IT- SASHA IS MRS MONEY IN THE BANK!" - Tom Phillips

    "That's MRS BOSS! OF THE BANK, Phillips! Sasha has returned from a long absence and she does so in history making fashion by becoming the 2019 Money in the Bank winner!" - Michael Cole

    "WHAT A MATCH! LOOK AT THE CARNAGE- THE DESTRUCTION! EVERY SINGLE LADY DONE THEMSELVES PROUD TONIGHT AND THE CROWD ARE RIGHT TO BE ON THEIR FEET CHEERING!" - Renee Young

    The fans ERUPT as we have opened the show of one of the biggest moments in MITB history- with Sasha Banks returning and becoming the 2019 Mrs Money in the Bank! Banks raises the briefcase whilst being on top of the ladder before heading back down to the ring. The referee then raises The Boss' hands as she is looking very emotional due to the win, and the camera pans to the surroundings of the ring as we see all the women looking miserable following their huge loss.

    We then go over to the SmackDown announcers table, as Phillips hypes up how The Boss made a huge return tonight to the shock of all the participants in the Women's MITB match only to go on and win the entire match itself!

    Booker says that this was an exciting start to the event dawg. Saxton then says Sasha Banks is clearly on a quest to return to the top again, but moving on- previously on SmackDown Live, it was announced that we would be seeing a new title being introduced in the WWE. Booker then says that he's excited, and it's now time to see what the title will be!

    The cameras then cut to the ring, as we see a podium with the new championship belt under the mysterious wrapping.

    WRECK



    IT'S MICK FOLEY!!! The fans in Hartford go crazy for the arrival of Foley himself, as he comes out to the stage with a huge smile on his face. Renee says that she's glad to see Foley here tonight, as it seems like he will make the announcement. Foley enters the ring with a mic in his hand, as his music cuts off. The fans then begin to chant "FOLEY!" loudly as he begins to speak.

    He says that it is an absolute honour to be standing in this ring with the privilege of announcing WWE's newest title! It will be an inter-brand title, defended on Raw, Smackdown AND NXT!

    "Make no mistake about it... you guys have seen this title before. But introducing a title of this magnitude in today's era of reality is something that is unheard of. I think it's safe to say that the PG police certainly won't be happy about this one... so can we get a drum-roll please!" - Mick Foley

    A drum-roll then takes place as Foley then begins to take off the wrapping...

    "Introducing to you... THE HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!" - Mick Foley

    The Hardcore Championship is then shown on the podium, as the crowd ERUPTS with cheers.

    We then hear chants of "HARD-CORE!" and "EC-DUB!" as Foley says THAT is the reaction he wanted to hear. He will be in ringside for this over-the-top-rope Battle Royal match where weapons WILL be allowed as we will crown the inaugural Hardcore Champion... and it begins now!!!


    The fans cheer again, as superstars from both Raw & SD Live then begin to come out for this Battle Royal match one by one.

    We see Raw superstars such as Chad Gable, Bobby Lashley, The Miz, Baron Corbin, No Way Jose, Mojo Rawley, Kalisto, Rhyno, EC3 & Drake Maverick coming out as they all make their way to the ring.

    However, they are then followed by Apollo Crews with Dana Brooke, Jinder Mahal, R-Truth with Carmella, Harper with a mallet in his hand, Heath Slater, Elias with his guitar, and the duo of Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev with Lana!

    All superstars are clearly ready for this Battle Royal, but the referee doesn't ring the bell yet as there are clearly more superstars that have yet to come out...

    HEAD

    "HOLY CRAP... IT CAN'T BE?!" - Michael Cole



    IT'S AL SNOW!! The former multiple time Hardcore Champion during the Attitude Era comes out for this match with "Head" in his hands, as the superstars in the ring look on. Some of the wrestlers look unfazed whereas others look worried due to the impact and experience that Snow may have in this match. Snow enters the ring to cheers from the fans as we wait for the final opponent...

    HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW

    "It's ANOTHER throwback to the Attitude Era!!!" - Byron Saxton



    HARDCORE HOLLY IS HERE AS WELL!!!
    Booker says that this ain't no Hardcore Battle Royal without Hardcore Holly himself!! Holly then makes his way to the ring, as all the superstars begin to eye up the man who had also made a huge impact on the Hardcore division in the past.

    AND THE BELL RINGS!

    Match 2. 20-Man Battle Royal Match for the vacant WWE Hardcore Championship

    The match immediately began with most superstars all leaving the ring under the bottom rope, before looking under the squared-circle for all the weapons that they could find. We saw trash-cans, kendo sticks, chairs, sledgehammers and many other weapons brought into the mix.

    Order of eliminations:

    1: No Way Jose was eliminated by Bobby Lashley after Jose attempted to hit Lashley in the face with a chair, only for Lashley to counter by grabbing the chair and throwing it. He then picked Jose up before throwing him over the top rope with ease.

    //No Way Jose is eliminated by Bobby Lashley//

    2: Mojo Rawley & Apollo Crews tussled in the corner as Mojo smashed Apollo's head onto the turnbuckle many times. He attempted to do it again, only for Apollo to shove out of it... before erupting with a Dropkick to Mojo as he flies over the top rope!

    //Mojo Rawley is eliminated by Apollo Crews//

    3: Drake Maverick & EC3 both had trash-cans each, as EC3 wouldn't stop unloading on The Miz. That is until EC3 picked Miz up, and went to Irish Whip him towards the ropes... only for Miz to rebound with a forearm shot to EC3! Maverick went to hit Miz with the trash-can, but Miz dodged it before grabbing the trash-can... and putting Maverick in it!!! Miz then picks Maverick up by the leg as the trash-can is over him... before dumping Maverick over the ropes!

    //Drake Maverick is eliminated by The Miz//

    4: Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev both had kendo sticks in their hands, as they were ruthless towards Heath Slater by repeatedly smashing him with it. The two men then picked him up and threw him out of the ring together.

    //Heath Slater is eliminated by Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev//

    5: Hardcore Holly attempted to attack Rusev from behind with a sledgehammer, as Rusev felt the pain. But Nakamura intervened to hit Holly with a kendo stick shot to the chest... only for Rusev to erupt with a Machka Kick to Holly as Holly went over the top rope.

    //Hardcore Holly is eliminated by Rusev//

    6: Lashley & Kalisto were grappling on the corner, and R-Truth attempted to sneakily lift Lashley's feet up to eliminate him... but he clearly made a mistake as Lashley turned around... and Lashley grabbed Truth before throwing him out of the ring.

    //R-Truth is eliminated by Bobby Lashley//

    7: Elias had hit Kalisto in the head with a huge guitar-shot as the fans were booing loudly. Kalisto went down as Elias began to hype himself up... only to turn around to Al Snow staring him down with Head. He put Head in Elias' face as the fans chanted "Head!" loudly before knocking Elias out with a huge shot to the face. Snow then nailed Elias with a Snow Plow before eliminating him!

    //Elias is eliminated by Al Snow//

    8: Kalisto & Lashley continued to brawl as Kalisto attempted to duck and dodge his way out of Lashley's offense. However, an attempt at a Salida Del Sol from Kalisto onto Lashley went pear-shaped as Lashley was able to use his strength to power of it before plowing Kalisto out of the ring.

    //Kalisto is eliminated by Bobby Lashley//

    9: Mahal went to nail Harper with a Khallas only for Harper to break out of it... before Harper grabbed his mallet and SMASHED Mahal in the face with it!! Harper then threw Mahal out of the ring comfortably.

    //Jinder Mahal is eliminated by Harper//

    10: A table was set-up outside the ring by Al Snow. Al Snow & Chad Gable got into a scuffle after Snow attempted to taunt Gable with head, only for Gable to grab Head and throw it out of the ring. This led to a flurry of shots from Snow onto Gable but duck before grabbing Snow from behind... and he throws Snow outside the ring with an Overhead German Suplex... AND SNOW GOES THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

    //Al Snow is eliminated by Chad Gable//

    11: Baron Corbin & The Miz would nail each other on the back with vicious chair-shots as both men looked to inflict as much pain as possible. Corbin went to hit Miz with an End of Days only for Miz to counter it... SKF TO CORBIN! Miz then grabbed Corbin and flung him over the top rope with force.

    //Baron Corbin is eliminated by The Miz//

    12: Gable thought that he was invincible after eliminating Al Snow, which is why targetted Harper. Gable managed to dodge a mallet shot to the head from Harper, and Gable then kicked the mallet out of Harper's hands. However, Harper then nailed Gable with a Lariat to send him out of the ring!!

    //Chad Gable is eliminated by Harper//

    13: After Gable's elimination, Harper then turns around to Rhyno staring him down as the fans begin to cheer loudly. But before they can even touch each other- Nakamura & Rusev enter the picture as they hit Harper & Rhyno from behind with kendo sticks respectively! Both men go down, as Nakamura & Rusev then pick Rhyno up before dumping him out of the ring.

    //Rhyno is eliminated by Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev//

    14 & 15: Nakamura & Rusev are clearly dominating here tonight as they make quick work off Rhyno. However, the TitanTron then goes live...

    IT'S AIDEN ENGLISH!!

    English is in a mysterious location as he looks like he's been beaten and bruised. Nakamura & Rusev can't believe what is going on as they look on- whereas Lana tells Nakamura & Rusev to focus on the match! English then says that he doesn't know where he is... and he begins to plead.

    "RUSEV... SHINSUKE... LANA! Please help me!!! HELP ME!!!" - Aiden English

    However, the camera is then grabbed by a mystery individual as he takes the camera away from English's face and towards his own...

    And we see a devious figure smiling towards the camera...



    "HOLY CRAP... IS THAT BRAY WYATT?!?!?!?!" - Booker T

    "What on EARTH have we just witnessed?" - Tom Phillips

    The TitanTron feed shuts off as the fans begin to EXPLODE with a huge reaction in shock!!! The participants in the ring look as if they've seen a ghost. It's clear that Wyatt is playing mind games as Nakamura & Rusev look horrified... only for Lashley to try and take advantage... AND HE NAILS THEM WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE TO SEND THEM OUT OF THE RING!!!

    //Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev are eliminated by Bobby Lashley//

    16: EC3 & Miz fight it out as EC3 looks to avenge Maverick's elimination by going for The Miz. Miz is on the floor as EC3 exits the ring, and he grabs another trashcan. He throws it into the ring before looking to hit Miz with the TK3... and he does so onto the trashcan!!! EC3 then begins to show off his biceps as he taunts Miz... only for Apollo Crews to grab EC3 from behind and send him hurling over the top rope!!

    //EC3 is eliminated by Apollo Crews//

    17: The Miz is out cold on the canvas as Lashley turns his attention to him. He lifts Miz up from the canvas before throwing him over the top rope with ease.

    //The Miz is eliminated by Bobby Lashley//

    18: However, the moment that Lashley turns around... he finds himself being grabbed by BOTH of his legs with Crews holding his right leg and Harper holding his left leg! The two men attempt to lift Lashley over the top rope... AND THEY EVENTUALLY DO SO AS THE FANS ERUPT!!!

    //Bobby Lashley is eliminated by Apollo Crews & Harper//

    19: The final two men left in the ring are Harper & Apollo as the fans begin to engage in a dual-chant for both men. Harper grabs his mallet from the canvas, as Apollo does the same with the kendo stick. Both men raise their weapons at each other... before Apollo hits Harper with the kendo stick!

    Harper winces before doing the same to Apollo with his mallet- but Apollo drops the kendo stick and goes down on his knees. The Bulldozer then goes for a Low Superkick but Apollo ducks it! Apollo creeps up on Harper from behind...

    AND HE LIFTS HIM UP FOR A GORILLA PRESS!!! The fans are in awe as Dana Brooke cheers Apollo on- and Apollo looks to Gorilla Press Harper out of the ring... BUT HARPER CLINGS ONTO THE ROPES!!

    Apollo thinks that he's got this match in the bag, but Harper enters back into the ring. Dana tells Apollo to turn around as he thought he had it won... and he turns around... LARIAT FROM HARPER!! Apollo then tumbles over the top rope... AND HARPER IS THE FIRST HARDCORE CHAMPION!!!

    Winner and NEW Hardcore Champion: Harper

    "The Bulldozer has just made HISTORY here tonight!!" - Byron Saxton

    The fans begin to respond with loud mixed reactions as the referee raises Harper's hand in victory. Saxton says that this is a huge win for The Bulldozer, as Phillips states that Harper is the perfect man to lead the Hardcore Division.

    Mick Foley then enters the ring with the title in his hand, as Harper looks on. Harper begins to sadistically smile in the face of Foley as Foley extends his hand out for Harper to shake. Harper looks sternly at Foley's hand as he isn't looking to shake, so Foley just hands him over the title instead.

    "We're seeing a passing of the torch from Foley to Harper!" - Tom Phillips

    "If you have kept up with Harper's past... you'll know that the torch is being passed from one Hardcore legend to another!" - Booker T
    The Bulldozer raises his newly won title in the air as Foley exits the ring. Foley heads up to the stage before he turns around, and he looks to speak on the mic again.

    "Before I leave... I just want to say congratulations again, to the NEW Hardcore Champion in The Bulldozer himself... Harper! I wish you the best of luck Harper... but there's something I forgot to mention earlier. We will also be seeing the return of the 24/7 rule... and IT'S BEING ACTIVATED RIGHT NOW!!" - Mick Foley

    Another pop can be heard as Harper nods in approval, knowing exactly what he's gotten himself into...

    BUT APOLLO CREWS THEN CREEPS UP FROM BEHIND...

    AND HE ROLLS HARPER UP FOR THE COVER...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THR-BUT HARPER KICKS OUT!!!

    The fans are as energetic as ever as Apollo can't believe it!!! Both men then get back up straight away as Harper then immediately grabs his title with Apollo looking on... AND HARPER BRUTALLY KICKS APOLLO IN THE FACE!!

    "Apollo has made a complete fool out of himself!" - Byron Saxton

    Dana Brooke then enters the ring, as Booker says that this can't be good. She looks at Apollo, and she puts her hand out to help Apollo up. Apollo goes to take her hand...

    ONLY FOR DANA TO SLAP APOLLO IN THE FACE FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!

    "DAMN! You gotta feel for Apollo, there ain't no coming back from that." - Booker T

    Brooke immediately storms out of the ring, disappointed with Apollo as he failed to gain the Hardcore Championship not once... but twice! Apollo stands in the ring in distraught following his failed attempt at trying to become the champion.

    We go over to the announcer's table, as Renee hypes up how that was one of the most exciting Battle Royals we've had here in a while! Harper has been crowned the new Hardcore Champion, and Apollo Crews was humiliated after he attempted to take advantage of the 24/7 rule.

    Cole then says that Bobby Lashley dominated in terms of eliminations, as well as Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura before a mysterious Bray Wyatt interference cost the duo the match. Graves then moves on, as we've got the Raw Tag Team Championships on the line next!

    SOUTHERN PROUD

    The Revival come out to the stage looking highly smug and confident as they make their way to the ring wearing "No Fists, Just Flips" t-shirts with dark jackets on. Cole reminds us how The Revival lost the titles at WrestleMania 35- and they'll be doing everything in their power to regain those championships.

    THE GRATITUDE ERA

    The music of Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder then hits, as the Raw Tag Team Champions begin to make their way to the ring. Hawkins is rocking a dark sleeveless leather jacket whereas Ryder is wearing a black leather cape. Renee says that they've been firing at all cylinders since reforming, whereas Graves dismisses them. Graves says that gratitude won't make them retain their titles.

    Both teams begin to mouth off at each other as the referee then calls for the bell!



    Match 3. The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (c)- Raw Tag Team Championship Match

    Both teams have brought their best tonight as this match has been more intense than their WrestleMania bout. The Revival has been bringing a very tactical approach throughout this match, compared to Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder who have brought aggression to the table. The champions have looked just as slick in the ring as their challengers tonight.

    The legal men in the match are Ryder & Wilder as the two men are grappling in the ring, trying to overpower each other. Ryder grabs Wilder's wrist before Irish whipping him into the corner. Ryder then begins to taunt Wilder, shouting 'Woo! Woo! Woo!' as the fans join in before Ryder launches at Wilder with a Broski Boot... but Wilder moves out of the way!

    Ryder kicks the turnbuckle instead!! Ryder then turns around as Wilder rushes towards him... AND HE NAILS A CHOP BLOCK! Ryder goes down on the floor as Wilder goes for the cover...

    One!

    Two!

    BUT HAWKINS RUSHES IN! Hawkins makes the save for his partner as he launches himself onto Wilder!! Ryder is able to roll out of harm's way as Hawkins erupts with shots to the face of Ryder, only for Dawson to rush into the ring. Dawson grabs hold of Hawkins by the hair before throwing him out of the ring.

    Dawson then turns around to his partner Wilder, as he begins to help him up. The two men then pick up Ryder as the referee warns Dawson as he is not the legal man. Cole says that The Revival aren't making any mistakes tonight, unlike WrestleMania. Wilder then looks to pick Ryder up as he looks to Dawson and motions for The Shatter Machine... until a woozy Ryder kicks Wilder in the gut...



    NECKBREAKER FROM ZACK RYDER!!!

    "What a reversal from Ryder!" - Michael Cole

    The fans cheer as Ryder is still in the game, but he then goes back down on the ground as he's still clearly hurt. Dawson looks to get involved, but the referee forces him to get back behind the apron as he does so!

    Back to the action, both Wilder & Ryder are down- as Hawkins can be seen emerging behind the apron again. Hawkins calls for a tag as Ryder looks to tag his partner in, whereas Dawson does the same for his partner. Ryder & Wilder begin to crawl over to their tag partners as the fans get excited...

    AND HAWKINS IS TAGGED IN! The fans go nuts for Hawkins as he enters the ring, as Dawson has also been tagged in. Hawkins immediately goes for a Clothesline but Dawson sees it coming and he ducks. The two men then turn around for a rebound... but it's Dawson who strikes as he kicks Hawkins in the gut... DDT TO HAWKINS!!

    Dawson begins to taunt the crowd, as he looks to cover Hawkins... UNTIL HAWKINS ROLLS HIM UP IN A SMALL PACKAGE!

    ONE!

    TWO!

    BUT DAWSON KICKS OUT!!


    "We could've seen a repetition of WrestleMania, where Hawkins rolled Dawson up to win the tag team titles in the first place!" - Renee Young

    Hawkins can't believe it, but he has no time to waste as an angry Dawson gets back up to his feet. Dawson immediately charges towards Hawkins as he kicks one half of the Tag Team Champions in the mid-section! This leads to Dawson grabbing Hawkins and putting him in position for a Brainbuster... BUT HAWKINS FIGHTS OUT OF IT! And Hawkins then spins Dawson around... and he nails a Spinning Scoop Slam!

    The fans cheer as Hawkins has momentum on his side. Hawkins then runs over to Wilder before knocking him off the apron! Hawkins then gets up on the turnbuckle, as he looks to fly. Cole says that if he hits his finisher, then it's all over! Hawkins then launches with a Heat Seeking Elbow to finish The Revival off... BUT DAWSON PUTS HIS KNEES UP!

    "What a clever move from Dawson to stop the champions from gaining advantage!" - Corey Graves

    Hawkins then winces in pain as Dawson slowly gets back to his feet... and he runs over to Ryder before knocking The Long Island Iced Z off the apron!! Dawson then turns back around, as Wilder enters the ring. Dawson grabs Hawkins, but Hawkins goes for another Clothesline as Dawson ducks it. Hawkins then turns around...



    SHATTER MACHINE TO HAWKINS!!! Dawson goes for the cover as the referee counts...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!


    Winners and NEW Raw Tag Team Champions: The Revival

    "The Revival are now TWO time Raw Tag Team Champions!" - Michael Cole

    "I was correct all along- The Gratitude Era simply wasn't enough for no flips, just flips!" - Corey Graves

    "You wasn't wrong there Corey, The Revival deserved to win this match and it showed tonight." - Renee Young


    Dawson & Wilder are handed their titles as they raise them in the air, whilst Ryder joins Hawkins in the ring. The two men rub the titles in the former champion's faces before exiting the ring. Ryder attempts to console his teammate, but you can't deny the disappointment in Hawkins' eyes as his fairytale story has come to an upsetting end.


    The cameras then go backstage, as we see Charly Caruso. Caruso introduces us to her guest at this time... Braun Strowman! The fans cheer for The Monster Among Men, as Caruso recaps how on SmackDown- we saw Aiden English mysterious vanish under the power of Bray Wyatt.

    And then earlier tonight, Wyatt made another shocking appearance by costing Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev their chance at the Hardcore Championship as he was sporting a new mask... but then we saw that English was being held captive. What is going through your mind right now, with Wyatt's involvement in your issues?

    Strowman says that he doesn't know how many times he needs to say this. He DOESN'T need Wyatt getting involved in his business because he's The Monster Among Men.

    "Wyatt can't fool me with his mind games. I know him better than anyone. I know what he's capable of. But when he decided to bring my old mask to the ring... I stamped on it because that mask reminded me of HIM. And that's what I think of our history because it's nothing more than a piece of dirt on my boot!!!" - Braun Strowman

    However, Strowman & Caruso are then interrupted by... a catering man?

    Strowman asks him what he wants? The catering man has an envelope in his hand, as he looks visibly shaken. He says that this envelope is addressed to Braun, before handing it over to him and walking off. Braun then opens the envelope... to reveal a letter inside it. He then reads the letter... and he then looks up with a confused look on his face.

    Caruso then asks Strowman what it says, as he tells her to read it out loud...

    "Braun Strowman... you are invited to The Firefly Cabin. Signed by... The Fiend?" - Charly Caruso

    Strowman then keeps his head up as Caruso then says that she's assuming that The Fiend is what Wyatt is now known as... but are you going to show up? Strowman then sighs, with a look of determination on his face...

    "It's time to settle this once and for all." - Braun Strowman

    Strowman then walks off, with vengeance in his eyes as he accepts the invitation...


    The cameras then head over to the SmackDown Live announcers table, as Phillips says that we will see Braun Strowman heading to Bray Wyatt's new cabin next week, as Braun looks to settle his problems with Wyatt once and for all. Saxton says that he's excited to see how this unfolds, but up next- we've got The Big Dog taking on The Gold Standard!

    AIN'T NO STOPPING ME

    The fans in Hartford begin to boo loudly as Shelton Benjamin comes out to the stage for the next match wearing gold boots and pants. Benjamin walks down the aisle as Phillips says that Benjamin made a huge mistake in trying to mess with Reigns. Saxton then states that it was Reigns who had targetted Benjamin in the first place, and all Benjamin has ever wanted was the spotlight that he has yet to receive in the WWE. Booker then states that he wouldn't be surprised to see an upset here tonight dawg!

    THE TRUTH REIGNS

    An explosion of cheers can be heard in the XL Center as The Big Dog comes out to the stage. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring as Saxton states that Reigns may be more accomplished than Benjamin, but Benjamin is more superior in the ring. Phillips then says that will be put to the test tonight. Both men are then in the ring as the referee calls for the bell!



    Match 4. Roman Reigns vs. Shelton Benjamin

    This match has been very back and forth for the 10 minutes and 51 seconds so far, as we have seen Reigns look relentless as ever, attempting to take his frustrations out on Benjamin and refusing to let him take his place. On the other hand, Benjamin has used his technical abilities to try and weaken The Big Dog by targeting his head.

    Back to the action, and we see Benjamin currently in control as he has Reigns in a headlock. The Gold Standard begins to hold tightly as Reigns attempts to escape Benjamin's grip, and he is close to doing so. This leads to Benjamin repeatedly throwing elbows to Reigns' head before throwing him to the canvas.

    Benjamin then looks to take advantage as Reigns slowly gets back up to his feet... only for Reigns to throw multiple shots to the body of Benjamin! The multiple time Intercontinental Champion then stumbles as Reigns then grabs Benjamin by the back and he throws him into the corner!

    Reigns then charges towards Benjamin with immense pace... before erupting with a Corner Clothesline as he begins to erupt with multiple Clothesline shots to the face of Benjamin as the fans begin to count each time!

    One!
    Two!
    Three!
    Four!
    Five!
    Six!
    Seven!
    Eight!
    Nine!

    And Reigns then begins to gear Benjamin up for the tenth and final Clothesline shot to the face of Benjamin... only for Benjamin to duck under it! Both men then turn around as they have an opportunity for a rebound...



    BUT BENJAMIN GRABS REIGNS AND BLASTS HIM WITH A T-BONE SUPLEX!!

    The fans respond with mixed reactions as Reigns landed on his head, and Benjamin then goes for the cover!

    One!

    Two!

    TH- BUT REIGNS KICKS OUT!


    "Benjamin was able to avoid the wrath of Reigns and counter with a T-Bone Suplex!" - Tom Phillips

    "The in-ring IQ of Benjamin came into play just now." - Byron Saxton


    The Gold Standard then looks visibly annoyed, as he grabs Reigns by the hair...

    He then looks into Reigns' eyes before shouting 'I'M A MAIN EVENT PLAYER' before slapping The Big Dog in the face! Benjamin then charges at Reigns with force... only for Reigns to counter with a shoulderblock! The self-proclaimed main event player then goes down, before rolling out of the ring as he looks to compose himself!

    Saxton says that was a smart move from Benjamin... only for Reigns to get out of the ring as he clearly has bad intentions! Reigns then runs towards a groggy Benjamin with the pace of a cheetah...



    DRIVE-BY TO SHELTON BENJAMIN! The fans cheer as The Gold Standard goes down to the ground. Phillips then says that Benjamin might end up being classed as The Bronze Standard tonight. Reigns then grabs Benjamin before throwing him back into the ring, before entering back into the squared circle himself.

    Benjamin begins to slowly get back up to his feet as Reigns then taps his wrist as we might just be about to witness the wrath of a superman! Benjamin gets back up as Reigns runs towards him...

    SUPERMAN PUNCH TO BENJAMIN!

    The fans go wild as Phillips says that Reigns has this in the bag! The Big Dog then begins to roar at the top of his lungs as it's time to finish his rival off! Benjamin refuses to stay down, as he's getting back up to his feet again. But little does he know that his opponent is staring him right down. Reigns then runs towards Benjamin as he looks set to add another victory to his record with a Spear...



    BENJAMIN HAS COUNTERED WITH A PAYDIRT!!!!

    "WHAT A CRAZY COUNTER! BENJAMIN HAS THIS IN THE BAG!" - Booker T

    However, both men fall to the ground as neither men seem to know what time of day it is! The Gold Standard then drapes his arm over The Big Dog... only for Reigns to unknowingly also put his arm over Benjamin! Both men have their arms on top of each other as the referee is counting!

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!

    Winner: ???

    "Both men had their hands over each other... so who's the winner?!" - Booker T

    "It should be The Gold Standard! He had this match won, with that awesome Spear into a Paydirt counter!" - Byron Saxton

    "I don't think it works like that Byron, but both men put it ALL on the line tonight." - Tom Phillips


    But the confusion in the arena can be seen very clearly as nobody knows who has won the match! Saxton says that it was Benjamin who won because he hit the Paydirt and put his arm over Reigns for the win, but Phillips counters by saying that Reigns unknowingly also put his arm over The Gold Standard!!

    A confused referee then looks on, as JoJo isn't sure who to announce as the winner! Phillips says that this is a huge plot twist as the referee exits the ring. He walks up to the officials, and he calls for replay footage.

    The footage is then shown at the ending of the match, as the referee watches it! And he sees that both men have their hands draped over each other. The two men in the ring then slowly get back up to their feet, as they are knackered from the match. The referee then goes over to JoJo and whispers in her ears as JoJo then makes the announcement...

    "After receiving word from the referee... this match ended in a double pin which means the result is a no contest!" - JoJo

    A mixed reaction can be heard from the fans, as Reigns looks confused with the outcome- whereas an angry look appears on the face of Benjamin! Benjamin then storms out of the ring as Saxton says that he understands Benjamin's frustration- but there's nothing that can be done about this.

    The Big Dog then stands in the ring, as he tries to discuss things with the referee- however, his decision is final, and Reigns has to deal with it. Reigns then look set to leave the ring...

    BUT HE IS ATTACKED FROM BEHIND BY A HOODED INDIVIDUAL!!!

    The WWE Universe begin to boo loudly as Reigns is being pummelled by the mystery man. The Big Dog is on the floor, as the individual begins to beat him down, kicking and stomping him viciously. He then gets up on his knees as he grabs Reigns by the face, and he begins to taunt him whilst digging into his eyes.

    He then looks up to the fans, and he takes his hood off...



    IT'S DOLPH ZIGGLER!!!

    "DOLPH ZIGGLER IS HERE!!! BUT WHY IS HE ATTACKING ROMAN?!" - Tom Phillips

    "I don't have a clue man... but he clearly ain't backing down from the way things are looking!" - Booker T


    Reigns is unable to defend himself following his already hard-fought match, as Ziggler continues to take advantage. He then picks Reigns up as Reigns is stumbling in the centre of the ring, before Ziggler charges at him...

    SUPERKICK TO REIGNS!!!

    The Big Dog is knocked out on the canvas, as Ziggler then shouts "It should've been me!!" before exiting the ring and simply walking away. The fans boo Ziggler intensely as he doesn't give a damn, and he walks to the back leaving Reigns in the squared-circle...

    We go back to the announcer's table, as Saxton says that Ziggler is back - and this is exactly what we've needed to shake things up! Phillips doesn't understand why Ziggler would do this... but Booker then asks if they're really surprised? This has Dolph Ziggler written all over it! But the show must go on, and it's time for an announcement.


    The TitanTron then goes live as we see The Chairman himself, Vince McMahon as the Hartford crowd cheers loudly! Vince then begins to speak as he addresses the WWE Universe. He says that we've seen many new changes occur since WrestleMania, such as the Superstar Shake-Up, the NEW Hardcore Championship belt being introduced. We've even seen 205 Live & NXT UK merging with NXT to become one brand.

    "It's been exciting, but it's time for some more changes. So starting from MITB, the brand exclusive PPV's will be making a return!" - Vince McMahon

    Cheers can be heard, as Vince continues.

    "The first PPV after MITB will be SmackDown Live exclusive, as we will be seeing Unforgiven! But a week after that, we will see Raw's first exclusive PPV in The Great American Bash!! This is to showcase the BEST talent from both brands with their own platform." - Vince McMahon

    More cheers are heard as Vince tells the fans to enjoy the show. The TitanTron feed then cuts off.


    We then go over to the commentary table, as Renee talks about how Vince McMahon made a huge announcement as there will be a return of the brand exclusive PPV's! Cole says that is great news for superstars from each brand. However, up next- it's time for The IIconics to defend their newly won Women's Tag Team Championships against The Divas of Doom!

    GLAMAZON

    Beth Pheonix & Natalya come out to a big reaction from the fans, as the challengers make their way to the ring for the next match. Renee says that seeing The Divas of Doom back together has been nothing short of excellent, as the two females had dominated the Women's division back when they were known as the divas.

    FEMME FATALE

    Boos can be heard for the arrival of the Women's Tag Team Champions, as The IIconics come out to the stage. Graves says that he's fully backing the champions to win tonight because the future is looking brighter than the past ever was! Billie Kay & Peyton Royce make their way to the ring looking cocky as well as confident- as Cole says that this feud had been heating up, and we're going to get a personal match here tonight.



    Match 5. The Divas of Doom vs. The Iconics (c) - Women's Tag Team Championship Match

    This match has gone on for 8 minutes so far, as we've seen a very strategic side of The IIconics- as Billie Kay & Peyton Royce have attempted to break down Beth Pheonix & Nattie throughout the match, using their youth and stamina. Pheonix has been very brutal by using her strength, as Nattie has attempted to go for a more technical approach to this match.

    Pheonix and Kay are currently the legal women, as the story of The IIconics trying to break down Pheonix is very evident right now. Phoenix is currently standing on the corner, as Kay erupts with kicks to her midsection. She does her best to inflict as much as damage to her opponent as possible before tagging Royce in!

    Royce then does the exact same thing, as she repeats what Kay was doing- and she stomps Pheonix' mid-section. The IIconics continue to use the corner to their advantage, as Nattie screams from the apron- with the referee not allowing her in. Royce then grabs The Glamazon by the hair, and she looks towards Nattie- taunting her and shouting "This is your fate!" before THROWING Phoenix to the canvas with force!

    The Venus Fly Trap then walks over to Pheonix as she continues to taunt her, saying "How do you like it now Grandma?!" as the fans boo her.

    "This is complete disrespect from Peyton Royce!" - Renee Young

    She picks Phoenix up, before running from one side to another to strike with a Huricanrana as everybody in the arena anticipates the move...

    ONLY FOR THE GLAMAZON TO COUNTER...



    BACKBREAKER TO PEYTON ROYCE OFF THE ROPES!!!

    The fans immediately erupt with cheers as Cole says that was a quick counter from Beth to gain some momentum for her team! The Glamazon immediately goes for the cover as the referee counts!

    One!

    Two!


    BUT PEYTON KICKS OUT!

    Pheonix then rolls out of the way as she is still clearly quite hurt from all the damage from The IIconics- as Nattie begins to reach out for a tag. Pheonix looks to compose herself as she attempts to get closer to her partner... only for Peyton to grab hold of Pheonix's right leg!

    Peyton manages to prevent Pheonix from getting the tag in, as she uses The Glamazon's right leg for leverage to pick herself back up.. and then she stomps Pheonix's legs! Graves says that The IIconics are proving to be dangerous tonight. Peyton then looks at Nattie, and does a crybaby gesture to more boos from the crowd. She turns back to Pheonix before picking her up and looking to take her to The IIconics' corner...

    But Beth breaks out of Peyton's grasp before grabbing her by the hair, and spinning her around! She lifts Peyton up as the fans begin to cheer, with Beth showcasing her strength yet again. Cole says look at the power of Beth, as she keeps Peyton up in the air for a good 15 seconds... AND THEN SLAMMING HER ONTO THE CANVAS!

    Nattie screams for a tag, as Beth walks over to her... and she finally gets a tag into her partner! The Hart Dungeon alumni then immediately enters the ring as she grabs hold of Peyton... before locking her in a Sharpshooter!!!



    The fans cheer loudly as Nattie has the move locked in! Nattie tightens the pressure but Billie Kay attempts to enter back into the ring to stop the hold...

    AND SHE NAILS NATTIE WITH A SHADES OF KAY!!

    Beth then enters the ring with redemption in her eyes... and then she goes for a Clothesline as Billie manages to duck it! Nattie slowly gets up- but as Billie reaches the ropes, Beth charges at her with another Clothesline... and it connects- but both women go flying out of the ring!!

    The Dungeon Diva notices what has just happened, and she turns around looking to deliver more offence! She looks to grab Peyton, only for Peyton to duck under her arm... and Peyton then sets Nattie up for a finisher...




    VENUS FLY TRAP TO NATALYA!!! The fans boo as Peyton goes for the cover... and Beth attempts to quickly enter back into the ring as she looks to crawl to break things up...

    One!

    Two!


    Beth is getting closer and closer but she is clearly in fatigue!

    THREE!!!!

    Winners and STILL Women's Tag Team Champions: The IIconics

    "And The IIconics retain their title!" - Michael Cole

    "The IIconics tactics work tonight as they damaged The Glamazon enough that she was unable to make the save for Nattie!" - Corey Graves

    "The Divas of Doom should be proud of their performances despite their loss!" - Renee Young


    The fans boo as Beth Pheonix was unable to make the save for her partner, and The IIconics have retained their titles! The champions immediately exit the ring, as the referee joins them- and he raises their hands. In the ring, we see Beth who looks very exhausted and shattered trying to console Natalya as they were unable to win the titles tonight.

    We then go back to the Raw commentary table, as right now, we're going to see the US Championship on the line- and due to the talent that are involved? This match has the potential to steal the show here tonight!



    A video package then begins to play.

    August 10th 2016 - Cruiserweight Classic - Kota Ibushi vs. Cedric Alexander - Second Round Match

    We see clips of this back and forth match as both men had put their all in. The near-falls are shown where the fans were on their feet. The end is shown when Ibushi had hit Alexander with a Golden Star before covering him for the win.

    "IBUSHI DOES IT!!" - Mauro Ranallo

    However, we then see Alexander looking exhausted after the match before the fans would give him a standing ovation. They would chant "Please sign Cedric" over and over again... before Triple H would come out and shake Alexander's hand- before putting a thumbs up to the fans to another huge ovation suggesting that he would indeed be signed.

    "The Cruiserweight Classic was an amazing experience. I mean... I might not have won the tournament. But I still felt like I left that tournament as a winner on that night." - Cedric Alexander

    April 8th 2018 - WrestleMania 34 - Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali - Cruiserweight Championship Match

    Footage is then shown of Alexander & Ali battling it out for the vacant Cruiserweight title, as both men had put on a clinical bout. We then see Alexander nailing Ali with a Lumbar Check before covering him to win the vacant title.

    "Winning the Cruiserweight Championship in front of 78,000 people at Wrestlemania 34? Damn. That definitely has to be the greatest moment of my career." - Cedric Alexander

    We then see clips of Alexander with his daughter, as she is shown holding the Cruiserweight title and taking selfies with her father.

    "My daughter is the only reason why I do this. She motivates me to be the best possible person that I can be. Winning the Cruiserweight title might have brought more food onto my table, but the smile on my daughter's face when I got my WrestleMania moment was priceless." - Cedric Alexander

    The clips from the CWC match with Ibushi is shown again as the fans continue to chant.

    "Please sign Cedric!"

    "Please sign Cedric!"

    "Please sign Cedric!"


    But the footage then cuts to Samoa Joe looking at the camera...

    "Please sign Cedric? More like please get rid of him!" - Samoa Joe

    We see Samoa Joe absolutely demolishing all superstars put in front of him.

    "When it comes to Cedric Alexander? I really don't see what the hype is all about. He's just the same as every other cookie-cutter superstar that has come before me. Someone who wants to please the fans. Someone who wants everybody to like him." - Samoa Joe

    Clips are shown of Samoa Joe taking the fight to many wrestlers in different promotions, such as Kurt Angle, AJ Styles & Brock Lesnar.

    "I've gone face to face with the likes of Brock Lesnar. Kurt Angle. AJ Styles. I've been in the ring with legends and Hall of Famers. If you compare my resume to Cedric Alexander's? He doesn't even come close to me in the pecking order." - Samoa Joe

    Footage is then shown of Alexander backstage, before he was about to make his Raw re-debut.

    "I ran 205 Live... but I'm looking to do the same on Raw by winning titles. Who knows... maybe I might be the man to defeat Samoa Joe for the US Championship?" - Cedric Alexander

    We then see Alexander walking down the ramp to make his debut...

    BUT CEDRIC IS ATTACKED FROM BEHIND...

    BY SAMOA JOE?!?!?!?!

    "You think you can beat me, huh?!" - Samoa Joe

    Joe then grabs Alexander and lifts him back up to his feet... before putting him position for his submission hold...

    AND JOE HAS ALEXANDER LOCKED IN A COQUINA CLUTCH!!!

    We then see Samoa Joe laughing at his actions.

    "If Cedric thinks that was bad? He doesn't know what he's got coming to him at Money in the Bank..." - Samoa Joe

    Cedric is shown looking determined and fiery.

    "If Samoa Joe thinks that I'm a push-over, then he's wrong because I'm about to give him the fight of my life!" - Cedric Alexander
    The Samoan Submission Machine can be seen making superstars fade with his Coquina Clutch.

    "I'M gonna retain my US Championship and show Cedric what it's like to step into the ring with a REAL threat!!" - Samoa Joe

    Queen City's Favorite Son is then showcased as he hits many superstars with Lumbar Checks.

    "I'm walking into MITB with nothing... but I'm walking out as the NEW US Champion!" - Cedric Alexander

    The video package ends with Cedric hitting Joe with a Suicide Dive before standing tall as he has the momentum on his side.



    We head back to the XL Center as it's time for our US Championship match!

    WON'T LET GO

    The fans respond with cheers for Cedric Alexander, as Alexander comes out to the stage with a smile on his face. The challenger makes his way to the ring, as Renee says that she hasn't seen anybody wrestle with more heart than Alexander- and she sees him pulling an upset victory tonight. Graves disagrees, and he says that the former Cruiserweight Champion is about to be heartbroken by the end of the match.

    DESTROYER

    And the tension in the arena is visible as the music of Samoa Joe blasts on the PA system. And out comes the US Champion with a devious look on his face, as Joe makes his way to the ring. Cole says that Joe constantly talks about how he is a threat- but he can indeed back it up. Graves doesn't see Alexander doing well against Joe tonight. The heart doesn't mean anything when it comes The Samoan Submission Machine.



    Match 6. Cedric Alexander vs. Samoa Joe (c)- US Championship Match

    This US Championship Match has been an epitome of David vs. Goliath as the tenacity of Cedric Alexander has been evident throughout the match. He has fought harder than most people have against Samoa Joe, in response to Joe's dominance and physicality throughout the duration of this bout.

    We have seen 9 minutes of nothing but pure action as the two men are battling outside the ring, with the referee beginning his count. Joe grabs hold of Cedric before attempting to smash him into the barricade, but Cedric escapes his grasp! Joe then turns around as Cedric looks to deliver some offense... but Cedric nails an Enzuigiri to the face of Joe!

    The fans cheer as Lumbar Legacy looks very tired after giving the fight to Joe. He enters back into the ring, but Cole reminds us that if Joe gets counted out- Cedric won't win the title. Joe is slowly getting back up to his feet as Cedric runs from one side to another... and he launches out of the ring and onto Joe with a Suicide Dive attempt...

    BUT JOE CATCHES HIM! And the fans begin to look on in awe as Graves tells us to look at the strength of the US Champion! Joe holds Cedric in the air...

    SAMOAN DROP ONTO THE FLOOR!!!

    The fans boo as Joe has a huge smirk on his face, and Renee says that this is what Joe does- and he enjoys doing it!

    "Joe hasn't forgotten about his X-Division days like Cedric claimed, and he knows EXACTLY what goes through a high flying superstar's mind, and how to counter their moves!" - Corey Graves

    The Samoan Submission Machine grabs hold of Cedric before putting him back into the ring, as the referee is on an 8 count! The US Champion then goes back into the ring before covering Cedric as he must have this...

    One!

    Two!

    BUT CEDRIC KICKS OUT!

    The fury on Joe's face is evident as he begins to shout "What have I gotta do?!" as he can't put Cedric away... but Joe doesn't waste any time as he grabs hold of Cedric and he lifts him up before walking over to the corner and seating Cedric on the top turnbuckle, looking set to nail him with a Muscle Buster...

    "Oh no... this can't be happening! Don't do it Joe!" - Michael Cole

    "This is the same move that ended the wrestling career of Tyson Kidd!" - Renee Young

    "If Joe lands this... Cedric is gonna be decapitated!" - Corey Graves


    And Joe then grabs hold of Cedric as he looks to blast him with a Muscle Buster... but Cedric manages to cling onto the ropes!! Joe attempts to pull Cedric, but The Queen City's Favorite Son is refusing to have his career ended tonight! The referee then walks over to Joe, and tells him that he needs to let go... but Joe refuses to. The referee warns him again, as Joe is then forced to let go...

    Cedric manages to find his composure in the ring again, as Joe immediately charges at him with a Clothesline... but Cedric manages to duck and dodge it! Cedric then does an amazing visual off the ropes as he looks to strike...



    BACK HANDSPRING KICK TO JOE!

    Joe hits the canvas as the fans begin to cheer, and Cedric then looks to set him up for a finisher! Renee says that if Cedric hits this one, then we have a new champion! Lumbar Legacy then grabs hold of Joe, as he uses all his strength to lift him up...

    "LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF CEDRIC ALEXANDER!!" - Michael Cole

    The fans erupt as Cedric has Joe in perfect position...



    LUMBAR CHECK TO SAMOA JOE!!! Cedric goes for the cover as Cole says that we're going to see a new champion!

    ONE!

    TWO!

    TH- BUT NOOOOOOOOOOO! SAMOA JOE HAS KICKED OUT!!!


    "Despite being hit with a Lumbar Check, Joe is still in this!" - Corey Graves

    "HOW ON EARTH DID SAMOA JOE KICK OUT?!" - Renee Young

    Nobody can believe it as the look on Cedric's face is nothing but SHOCK!!! Cedric looks over to the referee as he is convinced that was a three count, but the referee isn't having it! The fans begin to chant "This is awesome!" as Cedric gets back up to his feet. Joe is down, and he knows that he needs to capitalise!

    Cedric immediately rushes over to the ropes, as he jumps behind them! He watches Joe getting back up to his feet, as he looks set to continue his offense! The fans chant "Let's go Cedric!" loudly as Joe eventually gets back up to his feet... and Joe then looks up to see that he is the target for a flying Cedric Alexander as he goes for a Springboard Clothesline...

    BUT JOE HAS CAUGHT HIM AGAIN...



    URANAGE TO CEDRIC ALEXANDER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A HUGE set of boos can be heard in the arena as Cedric has been SMASHED onto the canvas with a devastating Uranage from Samoa Joe!!! Joe then goes for the cover as the referee begins to count...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!!!

    Winner and STILL US Champion: Samoa Joe

    "And The Samoan Submission Machine remains tall as the US Champion!" - Corey Graves

    "Joe had to FIGHT hard to defeat Cedric here tonight... but Cedric took the fight to him and gave it his best shot." - Renee Young

    "There's no denying that Cedric has won the hearts of the WWE Universe!" - Michael Cole

    After the match, Joe begins to raise his hands in the air knowing that he got the job done! The referee hands him over his title before The Samoan Submission Machine leaves the ring, as Alexander is left on his own. Alexander is very groggy at the moment, but he is slowly getting back up to his feet as he exits the ring. The fans begin to cheer him on as he heads to the back, looking disappointed with the defeat. They begin to chant "Cedric" over and over again as he looks very appreciative of their response.



    A video package then begins to play.



    "A championship with a deep lineage."

    We see graphics of legends such as Harley Race (RIP), Ric Flair & Lex Luger winning the US Championships on multiple occasions.

    "A championship with prestige."

    Clips are shown of John Cena issuing US Championship Open Challenges along with the many fantastic matches he had along with the likes of Cesaro, Dean Ambrose & Kevin Owens.

    "The personification of patriotism."

    The USA National Anthem begins to play, as we see clips of American troops going overseas.

    "Presented to you by Raw... The US Championship Series!"

    The likes of Eddie Guerrero & Booker T are shown raising and kissing the US Championship belts.

    "An 8-Man Tournament which will conclude at The Great American Bash, as the winner will earn a US Trophy and a future US Championship title shot!"

    The video package then ends with Samoa Joe standing high and mighty as he holds the US Championship up in
    the air.



    We then go back to the Raw commentary table, as Cole says that is another big announcement! We will see a US Championship Series where the winner will be crowned at The Great American Bash, and that winner will go onto earn a US Championship title shot whenever they want! Renee says that this is the best way to get the most out of a stacked Raw roster, as she says that the brackets will be revealed on Raw!

    Cameras then cut to the Smackdown announcers table, as Phillips then talks about how we have action from the blue side- and we will see The Hardy Boyz defend their newly won SmackDown Tag Team Championships against Sanity! Saxton states that The Hardy Boyz are better than ever- whereas Sanity are new and revamped, and we're gonna see how things unfold here tonight.

    CONTROLLED CHAOS

    The lights then go out as helicopter noises can be heard. The atmosphere in the arena is gloomy until a spotlight appears on the TitanTron, and we see Sanity coming out- consisting of Killian Dain, Aleister Black, Nikki Cross, and the leader himself- Eric Young!

    The stable of four are sporting ski-masks as they make their way to the ring. Phillips says that you can see the coldness in each men's eyes, and Saxton says that this is what is going to get them the titles.

    LOADED

    A huge eruption of cheers can be heard as the SmackDown Tag Team Champion's music hits! And out comes Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy, as The Hardy Boyz look as energetic as ever. Matt looks as woken as ever, as the two men make their way to the ring with eyes on their opponents. Booker says that we saw The Hardy Boyz defeat The Usos to win the titles in a dope match on SmackDown- and it seems that they've got their momentum back. Saxton disagrees and says that they will fall to Sanity.



    Match 7. Sanity (w/Eric Young & Nikki Cross) vs. The Hardy Boyz (c)- Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match

    This bout has been everything that you would expect. We've seen The Hardy Boyz take many risks and be their daredevil selves as they have attempted to use their strengths to counter how deadly Sanity are, along with the interference of EY & Nikki Cross. The addition of Aleister Black has proven to be effective as Black & Dain have worked tremendously together. However, the daredevil characteristics of The Hardy Boyz have taken a toll on Matt in particular- as EY has called for Black & Dain to "focus on Matt" many times, knowing that his woken mentality could have a huge outcome on the match and to weaken him.

    However, the action continues as Matt Hardy & Aleister Black are currently the legal men. EY continues to shout and motivate his team as Matt attempts to nail Black with a big kick to the mid-section only for Black to grab hold of Matt's leg as he manages to prevent it!

    This leads to Black using his speed to erupt with a huge Jumping Knee Strike to the face of Woken Brilliance as Matt is sent trembling to the ground! The fans boo as The Harbinger of Fury as he then picks Matt up. He grabs hold of the broken man's head, before erupting to his body with stiff knee shots to the mid-section! SMASH! He hits another one, SMASH! SMASH!


    "Matt Hardy is in BIG trouble here tonight." - Tom Phillips

    Matt is then on his knees, as Black erupts with a kick to Matt's face as he is sent down to the canvas. Black then walks over to his partner in Dain as he immediately tags him in! Jeff can be heard telling his brother to "hang in there" as Dain enters the ring. He runs towards the ropes and he bounces off them before going for a Running Senton Splash onto a damaged Matt...

    But the Woken one moves out of the way as Dain hits the canvas! The fans cheer as Matt attempts to crawl over to his partner, as he looks closer and closer to getting a tag-in... only for Nikki Cross to enter the ring! Cross begins to erupt by being her crazy self, and the referee tells her to get out.

    Whilst the referee is distracted, this leads to Black heading back into the ring and striking with a huge stomp to the body of Matt- before dragging his body closer to Sanity's corner! EY begins to laugh at that visual, as Black manages to get back to his position before the referee can notice.

    Jeff begins to scream at the referee, and it leads to Dain slowly getting back up to his feet. He grabs hold of Matt before throwing him into the corner! The fans boo as Dain charges towards Matt again... and he nails a Stinger Splash! Matt stays on the corner, looking very hurt as Dain charges at him yet again...




    CANNONBALL TO MATT HARDY!!

    "He calls that The Belfast Blitz!" - Booker T

    Hardy then stumbles towards the centre of the ring. Dain goes for the cover, as the referee counts.

    One!

    Two!




    BUT JEFF HARDY MAKES THE SAVE WITH A SWANTON BOMB ONTO DAIN & MATT!!!

    The fans go nuts as Phillips says that Jeff had to take a huge risk to save himself and his brothers' title reign! Saxton then says that might have hurt Matt more than it did to Dain! The referee then gets annoyed, as he tells Jeff to stand back but Black enters back into the ring! He charges towards Jeff...

    ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO JEFF HARDY!!

    However, Jeff still hasn't been sent to the ground yet- as Black looks to take advantage of the offense and he grabs Jeff from behind... GERMAN SUPLEX TO JEFF!!!

    Hardy is sent to the canvas, as he then rolls out of the ring. On the other hand, Black goes back to his corner as Dain crawls over to his partner to get the tag... and he manages to do so! Black enters the ring, and he immediately begins to stomp Matt in the midsection again.

    Saxton talks about how this is very similar to what we've seen during the Women's tag team match- as The IIconics had focused on Beth Phoenix, and Sanity are doing the exact same to Matt Hardy- expect Matt looks literally broken with no fight left in him. The fans boo as Matt is slowly trying to get back to his feet, but in a snail motion as he is exhausted to the maximum.

    Black begins to put his right boot on Matt's jaw, and he uses his leg to lift Matt up in position for a finisher... he then faintly kicks Matt's jaw upright before finally looking for the finishing move...




    BLACK MASS TO MATT HARDY!!!

    Woken Brilliance is sent crashing to the floor as the arena is just silent at the sight of Matt Hardy getting demolished. Black then goes for the cover, as the referee counts...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!!!

    Winner and NEW Smackdown Tag Team Champions: Sanity

    "I LOVE Sanity... but even this was hard for me to watch!" - Byron Saxton

    "Sanity made a complete mockery out of Matt Hardy... but they gained the SmackDown Tag Team titles in the process." - Tom Phillips

    "Man... I ain't ever seen Matt Hardy be decimated like that. Sanity are definitely a force to be reckoned with, ain't no doubt about it!" - Booker T


    The crowd begins to boo at the sight of Sanity becoming the new tag team champions, whilst Matt Hardy is laying cold in the ring. The referee hands Dain & Black their titles as they snatch it off him before EY and Cross enter the ring. They stand tall in the ring before heading to the back, as Booker says that Sanity looks as strong as ever.

    On the other hand, we see Matt on the canvas- as Jeff Hardy enters to ring to help his brother. Both men are visibly upset after losing the titles so soon. Jeff picks Matt back up to his feet and puts his shoulder over his head as he begins to help Matt up to the back.

    "Is this the end of Matt Hardy's WWE career?" - Tom Phillips



    The cameras then go backstage as we see Mike Rome standing alongside The Man in Becky Lynch herself!

    Hartford erupts with cheers for the Raw and Smackdown Women's Champion, as Rome states that Becky will be in action not once, but twice tonight as she defends both of her titles. He asks Becky if she is confident heading into both of her title matches tonight?

    Becky then asks herself... am I confident? Hell yeah I'm confident! She says that fighting those two baffoons
    tonight ain't gonna be easy, but she's used to hardships.

    "I've been through hardship my entire life, so I thrive on it! And if Ruby Riott or Charlotte think that they can put an end to Becky Two-Belts... then they are just as dumb as they look. I'm the best women in the WWE for a reason. I am the FACE of this entire franchise... and I did that all on my own. And tonight? Ruby & Charlotte are BOTH about to get a big wake-up call... that you don't mess with The Man and get away with it." - Becky Lynch

    The fans cheer loudly as Rome thanks Becky for her time, and she walks off looking ready for her upcoming matches.



    The camera then cuts to the Raw announcer's table as Renee hypes up how Becky Lynch has a huge test tonight when she pulls double duty to defend her Raw & Smackdown Women's titles. Cole says that we will see her first championship defense right now, as the Raw Women's Championship will be on the line against Ruby Riott! Graves then reveals how Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan of The Riott Squad will not be allowed at ringside, which he feels is unfair but Renee & Cole disagree.

    WE RIOT

    The Riott Squad's music then hits as the fans start to boo. And out comes the challenger as Ruby Riott looks as devious as ever heading into the title match, without her partners in Morgan & Logan. Graves talks about how this is definitely Ruby's time. She came from a similar background to Becky Lynch, and he sees an upset occurring tonight.

    CELTIC INVASION

    And here is The Man!! An EXPLOSION of cheers for the Raw & Smackdown Women's Champion, as Becky Lynch comes out to the stage! The fans begin a "Becky!" chant and hum along to her theme song as Renee says that she doesn't see Becky losing tonight. Cole says that she looks very composed heading into her first title defense of the night.

    The two women begin to trash talk before the bell rings!



    Match 8. Ruby Riott vs. Becky Lynch (c)- Raw Women's Championship Match

    We kicked things off with grappling as Ruby & Becky have attempted to out-do each other. As the match went on, we saw the most back and forth action between both women as it turned very, very technical with Becky focusing on Ruby's arm and Ruby focusing on Becky's body. Both women have shown immense aggression as they are fully motivated to win this match with their strategies.

    Back to the action, we are 8 minutes into the match as Becky is currently in control. Becky has Ruby in the corner, as The Man begins to unload with vicious chops to Ruby's body- whilst targeting her arm in particular. Becky then goes for another chop but Ruby manages to catch her right hand before throwing a jab to the body of Becky!

    The champion then stumbles back as Ruby then charges at her with a Superkick... only for Becky to duck it! Ruby misses by hitting the air as Becky then runs to the other side and she bounces off the ropes towards Ruby before going for a Flying Fire-Arm... but this time it's Ruby that ducks!

    Cole says that both women are avoiding each other's moves as they turn around again, but it's Ruby who strikes with a low kick to Becky's body! Ruby then grabs Becky by the arm, before whipping her into the corner! Ruby then looks to hit an Enzuigiri... but Becky manages to see it coming and she moves out of the way as Ruby manages to stop before she can hit the corner... and Ruby then faces towards Becky...


    DROPKICK TO RUBY IN THE CORNER!

    Ruby hits the corner and then lands on the canvas as she begins to shout in pain. The Man looks to take advantage as she begins to slowly get up on the turnbuckle. Becky then looks towards her opponent, and she looks set to jump... but that's before Ruby notices and she gets up before headbutting Becky's body as Becky stumbles on the turnbuckle!

    The Punk Rock Ragdoll then throws chops of her own on Becky's body, looking to inflict as much pain on her as possible. She shouts "That championship is mine!" before nailing another huge chop! As Becky sits on the turnbuckle, Ruby gets up on the turnbuckle herself as Cole says this isn't looking good for Becky-Two Belts...


    AVALANCHE HURICANRANA TO BECKY LYNCH!!!



    "What a huge show of aerial ability from Ruby Riott!" - Corey Graves

    The crowd ERUPTS with cheers as both women are sent to the canvas. Ruby then immediately puts an arm over Becky as she looks to take advantage...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    BUT BECKY KICKS OUT!


    The fans cheer as Becky is still in the match. Ruby can't believe that she kicked out, but she wastes no time. She gets up, and she immediately goes back to the corner as she gets up on the turnbuckle. Graves says that Ruby is dangerous up there, and she knows it. Ruby then looks towards the fans with her back towards Becky, and she jumps off with a Diving Reverse Cannonball...

    BUT BECKY PUTS HER KNEES UP! Ruby screams as her back hits Becky's knees, and Becky gets back up on her feet as she looks to take advantage of the counter. She grabs Ruby by her arm, knowing full well that she's in pain- and she hooks Ruby's arm behind her head...

    BEXPLODER SUPLEX TO RUBY RIOTT!!! Riott lands on her arm yet again as she is clearly in agony, and Becky immediately goes for the cover!

    One!

    Two!

    TH-BUT RUBY KICKS OUT!!


    Renee says that Becky has targetted Ruby's arm throughout the match and that Bexploder Suplex looked like it did even more damage to her arm- but Ruby is still in the match! The Man then looks to continue her offense as she grabs hold of Ruby, before taking her to the corner herself. Graves says that Becky is playing Riott at her own game now!

    Becky Two-Belts then grabs hold of Riott before sitting her on the top rope. Cole says that she is looking to finish Ruby off! Becky then gets up on the turnbuckle herself, as Cole says oh no- The Man is looking for vengeance from the top! "Not from the top!" shouts Renee as Becky hooks Ruby's arm over her head again before jumping off...




    BEXPLODER SUPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!!!! The fans ERUPT with cheer as Cole says that this one MUST be over now! Becky goes for the cover as she looks to retain her championship...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    TH- BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! RUBY HAS KICKED OUT!!! RUBY HAS KICKED OUT OF THE BEXPLODER SUPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!!


    "And Ruby refuses to back down!" - Michael Cole

    "How is she still in the match?! Ruby is showing more heart than ever!!" - Renee Young

    Becky looks up with a face of disbelief, not knowing how Ruby is still going despite her damaged arm!

    The Man gets back up to her feet, as she knows full well that she has to continue her offense. The Raw Women's Champion grabs Ruby's arm, before picking her up to her feet as she is doing everything in her power to weaken her arm. She then lifts Ruby up and puts her in position for a Bex-Plex. Cole says that this doesn't look good, whereas Renee says that Suplex's are one of the most effective ways for Becky to weaken Ruby's arm to the point of no return. Becky looks set to hit the Bex-Plex...

    BUT RUBY FIGHTS as she clings onto the ropes with her other arm! Becky is then forced to let go as the referee intervenes, but Ruby then wastes no time as she runs over to Becky before going over to the corner and jumping off the springboard...



    TORNADO DDT TO BECKY LYNCH!!!!!! The fans respond with mixed reaction as Ruby SMASHES Becky's head onto the canvas, but both women go down as Ruby holds her arm in pain. Renee says that it took a lot of effort for Ruby to connect, and she has gone down as well in the process!

    Ruby attempts to crawl over to Becky in order to get a pin in, as she gets closer and closer whilst Becky slowly composes herself... and Ruby then drapes an arm over Becky as the referee counts...

    ONE!

    TWO!



    BUT BECKY GRABS RUBY'S ARM AND REVERSES THE PIN INTO A DIS-ARM-HER!!!!!!!!!!!

    The fans begin to cheer in awe as Becky has her submission move locked in!!!! Ruby begins to SCREAM in pain as there is nowhere for her to go, and Becky inflicts more pain to Ruby's hurt arm!

    Becky screams for Ruby to tap...

    The referee asks Ruby if she wants to give in...

    Ruby can be heard screaming "NO!"...

    But Becky is forced to increase the pressure...

    AND RUBY RIOTT TAPS OUT!!!!!


    Winner and STILL Raw Women's Champion: Becky Lynch

    Following the match, the fans cheer The Man on as the referee hands her over the Raw Women's Championship. Becky then raises it high in the air, before handing it over to the referee as Renee says that she knows full well that she isn't finished tonight.

    However, on the other hand - Ruby Riott is standing on the other side of the ring, slowly getting back up to her feet. We see Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan from The Riott Squad coming down to the stage, as Ruby continues to hold her arm in pain.

    The Riott Squad then enter the ring, as they fully help their partner back up to her feet... but then they look over to the other side- before staring daggers through Becky's eyes. Cole says that this doesn't look good for Becky, as it looks as if The Riott Squad will attack Becky...

    Morgan & Logan begin to trash-talk and shout "You've got nowhere to go"... but Becky Two-Belts remains unfazed, as she begins to motion for The Riott Squad to come at her to big cheers from the crowd. Morgan & Logan then step forward as they want a fight...

    Until Ruby Riott steps in! Despite her arm being hurt, she gets in front of her partners as she can be heard shouting "Leave it!"

    "Has Becky Lynch just earned Ruby Riott's respect?!" - Renee Young

    The Riott Squad look confused at first before they look at The Man... and begin to nod in approval. They then exit the ring, as Morgan & Logan begin to help Ruby to the back leaving Becky in the ring on her own...

    RECOGNITION

    Boos are then head, as Charlotte Flair's music hits! The Queen comes out to the stage whilst The Riott Squad look on, and Charlotte looks at the trio with a look of disgust before she impressionably makes her way to the ring for the next match. She enters the ring, as Booker says that this is possibly the last time we will see these two face off in a while man- and he's excited!



    Match 9. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (c)- SmackDown Women's Championship Match

    The next Women's bout has gone on for 5 minutes so far, and we have seen Becky Lynch give it her all despite being tired. Charlotte has taken advantage of Becky's fatigue so far by toying with her, but The Man hasn't backed down from the fight once as she looks to defend BOTH of her belts successfully. Charlotte has also focused on Becky's body, much like Ruby Riott did.

    We go straight back into the action as Becky continues to scratch and claw for her titles. Charlotte and Becky begin to trade shots in the ring, as they both nail each other with vicious punches! It goes Charlotte! Becky! Becky! Charlotte! Charlotte! Becky! Becky goes for another shot but Charlotte ducks under it before spinning Becky around...




    SPEAR TO BECKY!!! Becky goes down on the ground as she winces in pain. Booker says that the tides are slowly turning for the Smackdown Women's Champion tonight. Charlotte then grabs a handful of Becky's hair before shouting "You're NOTHING!" before SLAMMING her head onto the canvas repeatedly!!

    "Charlotte is looking to avenge her WrestleMania loss." - Byron Saxton

    Charlotte then grabs Becky's hair again- before lifting her back up to her feet. She laughs in The Man's face, continuing to taunt her... only for Becky to grab Charlotte by the shoulder and nail her with an elbow to the face! Becky then runs towards the ropes before bouncing off them towards Charlotte... RUSSIAN LEGSWEEP TO CHARLOTTE!!

    Phillips says that Becky looks to use the same offense she used against Ruby Riott against The Queen tonight. Becky then goes for the cover as the referee counts...


    One!

    But Charlotte kicks out with ease! The Man is clearly shattered here tonight as she slowly gets back up, and despite being groggy from the fantastic match that had occurred previously- she continues to battle. Becky then looks to pick Charlotte back up, but Charlotte immediately shows recovery as she pushes Becky away! She then charges towards Becky by grabbing her arm... before nailing a VICIOUS Knife Edge Chop to the body of the champion!

    Becky immediately goes down onto the canvas as Charlotte then looks at her... before grabbing her opponent by the throat. She then STOMPS Becky's arm as Saxton says that the champion's arms are crucial for setting up her finisher, and Charlotte is looking to take that away from her. The Queen then picks Becky up, before sending her swinging to the corner!

    Charlotte then charges towards Becky with The Queen's Boot... only for Becky to move out of the way as Charlotte kicks the turnbuckle! Charlotte then turns around as Becky cleverly attempts to take advantage by grabbing the challenger's arm... AND SHE LOCKS HER IN A DIS-ARM-HER!!!!!

    The fans EXPLODE as Becky has the move locked in, and Charlotte is in the middle of the ring with nowhere to hide! Phillips then questions whether The Man can make Charlotte tap just like she did to Ruby Riott! Becky presses, and she presses as she isn't playing any games here tonight. Charlotte is screaming in pain as she is unable to move, and Becky has got her right where she wants her...

    BUT SOMEONE HAS APPEARED ON THE APRON...



    IT'S LACEY EVANS!!!!

    "The Lady is here to aid The Queen in this match!" - Tom Phillips

    "How the heck is she still standing after that epic Moonsault from the Women's MITB match?!" - Byron Saxton


    The Lady is attempting to distract the referee... and she has certainly caught his attention!

    BUT CHARLOTTE IS TAPPING!!!!!

    "OH MY GOD! REFEREE TURN AROUND RIGHT NOW!! THE QUEEN IS SUBMITTING!" - Booker T

    "What are you talking about Booker? I don't see anything!" - Byron Saxton
    Charlotte has given up, but the ref can't see it as he is focusing on getting Lacey out of the ring!! Becky notices this, as she is forced to break the submission hold. She rushes over to the ref as she begins to scold him, saying "SHE TAPPED FOR GOD'S SAKE!!" as the ref states that he didn't see it... BEFORE BECKY KNOCKS LACEY OFF THE APRON WITH A HUGE RIGHT-HANDER!!!

    The crowd pops as Becky then turns back around...



    NATURAL SELECTION FROM CHARLOTTE! The Queen has taken advantage of the distraction as the fans boo, and she goes for the cover...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!


    Winner and NEW Smackdown Women's Champion: Charlotte Flair

    "And Charlotte Flair is now a 4-time Smackdown Women's Champion in a victory that's well deserved." - Byron Saxton

    "Saxton, you be trippin'! If it wasn't for Evans- Charlotte wouldn't be the champion, and that's huge considering that Becky had fought like a warrior in the match beforehand!" - Booker T

    "Becky the warrior? Lacey Evans is the true warrior for coming out to help Charlotte even after the Moonsault from earlier tonight!" - Byron Saxton


    Damn. The boos from the crowd are absolutely deafening as a huge grin appears on the face of Charlotte Flair- knowing that she got exactly what she wanted. Phillips says that the way that Charlotte had won the match might have made the victory a lot sweeter, with the distraction from Lacey Evans!

    The Man is down and out, as the ref hands Charlotte the SmackDown Women's Championship- whilst Evans slides into the ring. The ref looks to raise Charlotte's hand in the air, only for Evans to get in the way as the ref then leaves the ring- leaving the two to it.

    Evans then grabs Charlotte's hand before raising it high in the air, as the fans continue to boo. Charlotte then shouts "I'M THE QUEEN!" as Evans nods in approval. The two women then exit the ring and head to the back as they showboat heavily whilst staying classy.

    Phillips then moves on, as he says that up next- we have SmackDown Live's most personal match-up. For the WWE Championship, we've got two hungry superstars who are going to do everything in their power to deliver pain tonight. We have Kofi Kingston defending his title against Daniel Bryan in a Falls Count Anywhere match!



    A vignette then begins to play.

    April 7th 2019 - WrestleMania 35 - Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan (c) - WWE Championship Match

    We see highlights of the WWE title match, as both men had torn each other apart. The ending is then shown of Kofi Kingston finally achieving his dreams and becoming the new WWE Champion after pinning Bryan.

    "KOFI DID IT! KOFI DID IT! KOFI IS CHAMPION!" - Michael Cole

    We then see Kofi's celebration after the match, as he had brought his family into the ring. The New Day are then shown backstage, as an emotional Kofi is being consoled by Big E & Xavier Woods still in shock after winning the title.

    "You did it man, you finally did it!" - Xavier Woods

    "There ain't nobody that deserves this more than YOU!" - Big E

    April 16th - SmackDown Live - Superstar Shake-Up - Kofi Kingston vs. Ali

    A back and forth match between Kofi & Ali is then shown, as the two superstars had delivered in a fantastic bout. We then see Kofi successfully beating Ali to gain the win, before the TitanTron went live...

    "Kofi... KOFI! Look at me when I address you!! You have been prancing around like a fool by bringing your family into the ring to celebrate. Bringing your LACKEY'S in Xavier Woods & Big E to lift you up on your shoulders... it doesn't get cuter than that!" - Daniel Bryan

    We then see a furious look on Kofi's face.

    "I spoke to Shane McMahon... and I managed to pull a few strings. So at Money in the Bank... I will be invoking my rematch clause against you Kofi so I can take back what is rightfully mine!!!" - Daniel Bryan

    Kofi then speaks.

    "You wanna talk about my family?! You wanna talk about my brothers?! See I have no problem facing you Bryan... but the fact that you spoke about my family means that I now have to DESTROY you!!! So if you're a man... or a mouse... then you will face me... IN A FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH!!!" - Kofi Kingston

    The New Day are then looking on furiously from the ring, with Kofi being agitated by Bryan's words.

    Kofi is then shown on his own, as the cameraman can be heard speaking to him.

    "So Kofi... what exactly does family mean to you?" - Cameraman

    The champ then smiles.

    "Family means everything to me. Hell, it even means more to me than this WWE Championship." - Kofi Kingston

    We then see Kofi taking pictures with his wife and kids.

    "When Daniel Bryan mentioned my kids... that's when I knew that I couldn't let this go. I used to respect Bryan because he represented people like me. Men who have struggled. Men who weren't tailor-made for the top. But now? I've lost all the respect that I've had for Bryan... and I'm going to destroy him at Money in the Bank." - Kofi Kingston

    Daniel Bryan is then shown walking around in a field with the sun shining bright.

    "Who does Kofi Kingston think he is? He won the WWE Championship, and he walks around like he runs the place. But the truth is... Kofi doesn't care about you. He only cares about himself!" - Daniel Bryan

    We see Bryan chopping wood with fire in the middle.

    "I care about this planet more than anything. People like to throw plastic bottles in the sea, eat all the junk food in the world, and sit on their asses all day watching TV without even caring about what they do to this world. I want to save this planet, and I want people to understand what they are doing. But they don't see that, do they?" - Daniel Bryan

    Bryan is then shown winning multiple world title belts.

    "Winning a world title is all fun and games until you can't even stay at the top. Does Kofi really think that he has what it takes to be the man around here? Because I don't. I think that Kofi is going to get knocked off his pedestal. AND I'M THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO DO IT!!" - Daniel Bryan

    Kofi & Bryan's final confrontation is then shown, as they exchanged a war of words.

    "You wanted to bring family into this. You wanted to cause trouble, and for what? Just to get some satisfaction? I know that you get a laugh out of this. You have turned SICK in the head!!!" - Kofi Kingston

    Bryan is then shown laughing.

    "Well, this Sunday... I'm going to DESTROY you... limb by limb... and who knows? When I win the title... maybe your kids can look up to me as their NEW daddy..." - Daniel Bryan

    Glass then shatters as Bryan said that last line...

    KOFI THEN KNOCKS BRYAN OUT WITH A HUGE RIGHT HANDER...

    AND THE BRAWL IS ON!!!


    "I'm gonna beat you so bad that you get another one of your concussions!" - Kofi Kingston

    We then see Bryan & Kofi brawling outside the ring before Bryan had Kofi locked in a Lebell Lock near the fans area.

    "At Money in the Bank? I'M GOING TO DESTROY YOU LIMB BY LIMB!" - Daniel Bryan

    "Is this a sign of what's to come at Money in the Bank?!" - Tom Phillips

    The video package then ends with Bryan standing tall in the ring, raising the WWE Championship up in the air... shouting "THIS PLANET NEEDS ME!!"



    The cameras pan back to the arena, as it's time for our last exclusive SmackDown Live match.

    FLIGHT OF THE VALKYRIES

    The music of the challenger blasts on the system, as Daniel Bryan comes out to the stage. Bryan is looking very mean and vicious here tonight- and he is on his own without Harper or Rowan. Bryan makes his way to the ring wearing a "This Planet Needs Me" t-shirt as he has his eye on the ladders surrounding him, but he isn't very pleased to see them around him.

    NEW DAY, NEW WAY

    We hear the music of the champion himself, as Kofi Kingston comes out! The WWE Champion comes out with a smile on his face, as he slaps the hands of the fans as he walks down the stage. He is wearing green tights and black boots as he enters the ring. He hands the referee his WWE title, as Bryan is staring him down.

    The referee then takes his eye off the ball, as he waits for JoJo to make her announcements...

    BEFORE KOFI KINGSTON ERUPTS WITH A FLURRY OF SHOTS TO DANIEL BRYAN'S FACE!!!

    The crowd immediately cheer as Kofi turns relentless, and he begins to pound on Bryan's mid-section showing no remorse whatsoever.

    'This is what happens when things get personal with Kofi!" - Tom Phillips

    "I ain't gonna lie... I wouldn't wanna get on the wrong side of him!" - Booker T

    "Wait until he gets on the wrong side of Daniel Bryan!" - Byron Saxton

    Officials are forced to break things up, as the two men are pulled apart. The referee gets involved, as the officials then leave... and he immediately calls for the bell- knowing the match has started already!



    Match 10. Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston (c)- WWE Championship Match- Falls Count Anywhere Match

    The match began with both men trading vicious shots to each other, as things were brutal from the get-go. Neither men could get off one another as they looked destined to deliver pain. 3 minutes have gone so far, as we've seen a simple fight in the ring with both men looking to beat the absolute crap out of each other- not even thinking about bringing weapons into the mix. As the action went on, another 4 minutes had gone as Bryan & Kofi were attacking each other with standards weapons such as chairs and hammers.

    We cut back straight back into the fight, as both men have kendo sticks in their hands- and they begin to battle it out. Kofi begins to smash Bryan's body with the kendo stick, but Bryan then does the same to Kofi! Both men repeatedly hit each other in the body with kendo sticks...


    Kofi!
    Bryan!
    Bryan!
    Kofi!
    Kofi!
    Bryan!

    Kofi then goes for another kendo stick, only for Bryan to duck under it. Both men then turn around as Bryan then kicks the kendo stick out of Kofi's hand... before grabbing Kofi, and putting him in a crucifix position. Bryan then unloads with vicious elbow strikes to the head of Kofi.

    "We're seeing shades of The American Dragon!" - Byron Saxton

    Bryan continues to pounce on Kofi's head with more strikes, as we see a blast from the past. Bryan then stops with the strikes, before throwing Kofi to the canvas. Bryan then exits the ring. He looks to the crowd, and chants "YOU ALL NEED ME" as they boo him.

    The New Daniel Bryan then looks under the ring, as he searches for a weapon. It doesn't take long though, as he knows exactly what he's getting out...

    IT'S A LADDER MADE OUT OF HEMP!

    "What?! A Ladder made out of hemp? HOW?!" - Booker T

    The challenger then puts the ladder in the ring, before entering back into the squared-circle. Kofi is slowly getting back up to his feet, as Bryan charges towards him with the Ladder... and he smashes Kofi in the face with it! Kofi goes down, as Bryan then sets up the ladder on the corner.

    Bryan walks over to Kofi, before grabbing him- and putting him on the ladder which is set up in the corner.

    "Kofi got on the wrong side of Bryan... and now he's looking to make him suffer for it!" - Byron Saxton

    The Planet's Saviour then charges towards Kofi with a Knee Plus as Kofi is laying on the ladder...

    BUT KOFI MOVES OUT OF THE WAY...

    AND BRYAN HITS THE LADDER!!


    The shock of that miss then sends Bryan to the ground, as he hurts his knee on the ladder. Kofi then slowly gets up as he is in pain from Bryan's beatdown. He then picks Bryan back up to his feet, before throwing him out of the ring! Kofi then begins to look at the crowd, as he hypes himself up. He runs from one side to another before launching from the ring onto Bryan...



    SOMERSAULT PLANCHA TO BRYAN!!!

    "Kofi's aerial ability is clearly working to his advantage tonight." - Tom Phillips

    Fans in the arena are as excited as ever as Kofi goes aerial. Both men are down on the ground, as Kofi begins to pick himself back up. The WWE Champion then grabs Bryan, as he then sends him over the barricade. Kofi then hops over the barricade, as we're seeing a repeat of what went down on SmackDown Live.

    Kofi then grabs Bryan, as the fans cheer him on- and the two men begin to fight in the crowd's area. Kofi has hold of Bryan's head, and he smashes his head onto the barricade. Kofi then picks up a chair, as Bryan winces in pain... and Kofi SMASHES Bryan in the body with the chair!

    The WWE Champion continues to be fierce as he hits Bryan with another chair-shot, and another... and another! Kofi doesn't stop as Bryan is then sent to the ground.


    "We're seeing a whole different side to Kofi Kingston tonight man!" - Booker T

    The fans continue to cheer Kofi, as Kofi drags Bryan to the stairs. He then walks up to the stairs with Bryan's hair in his hand, as they fight near the French & Japanese announcers table, in front of the restroom and concessions area with the fans surrounding it. Kofi begins to tear the Japanese announcer's table apart, as we're about to see Kofi get even more dangerous. He then puts Bryan on the announcer's table, as Kofi then begins to walk up the stairs as he looks to go above the concessions area.

    "Oh no... Kofi's about to aerial again on a whole different level!" - Tom Phillips

    "THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE!" - Byron Saxton

    Kofi begins to hype himself up on top of the concessions area... as he looks ready to jump. The fans begin to cheer in awe as Kofi then LAUNCHES towards Bryan...



    BUT BRYAN ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY...

    AND KOFI HITS AND BREAKS THE ANNOUNCERS TABLE!!

    The fans can't believe it as Bryan managed to move out of the way, and Kofi has damaged himself in the process!! Bryan then puts an arm over Kofi, as the referee counts.

    ONE!

    TWO!

    BUT KOFI KICKS OUT!!


    "Was that risk really worth it?! It's clear that Bryan has been doing his research, and he managed to move just in time!" - Byron Saxton

    Bryan begins to slowly get back up to his feet, with a grin on his face as he watches Kofi laying on the rubble. He then grabs Kofi by his dreadlocks, and he begins to scream in his face.

    "YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD BREAK ME, HUH?! WELL NOW IT'S MY TURN!"

    The American Dragon then drags Kofi before walking down the stairs, with the champion's dreadlocks still in Bryan's hand. He finally reaches to the bottom of the stairs, where he throws Kofi to the ground. He picks Kofi back up, as he can barely stand up. Bryan then walks up the stairs again before turning around, and launching towards Kofi off the stairs...



    MISSLE DROPKICK TO KOFI!!

    Kofi is sent to the ground again, as Bryan then drags Kofi by his hair once more. But this time, it's to drag him closer to the barricade. He then throws Kofi over the barricade back near the ring, just like how Kofi did to him earlier.

    Bryan then hops over the barricade, as he then throws Kofi back into the ring. He then grabs Kofi's dreadlocks, before tangling it with the ropes. There is no escape for Kofi as Bryan then exits the ring. The Planet's Saviour then looks under the ring for another weapon.

    "What could Bryan be looking for now?!" - Tom Phillips

    A smirk then appears on the face of the challenger, as everybody in the arena is confused as to why he is possibly smiling. Bryan then extends his hand out of under the ring to reveal the weapon he has in his possession...

    IT'S A NAILGUN!!!

    "Oh. My. God." - Byron Saxton

    "A NAILGUN?! ARE YOU BEING SERIOUS DAWG?! DANIEL BRYAN IS A MANIAC!" - Booker T

    The fans respond with a mixed reaction, as Bryan continues to laugh like a madman. He then enters back into the ring, as Kofi has clearly regained consciousness. The look on his face signals how serious this is, as Bryan then begins to wave the nailgun in Kofi's face whilst bursting in a fit of laughter. Kofi has nowhere to go, and no power in his hands as Bryan then points the nailgun in Kofi's face... and he looks to pull the trigger...

    But Bryan stops! He then begins to laugh again in Kofi's face, as he's clearly toying with the champion right now. He then licks the nail gun before aiming it at Kofi's body... but he stops again. He then aims it at Kofi's head... but stops once more.

    Bryan continues to take the absolute piss as Kofi has a face full of shock. He then screams at Kofi...

    "If you apologize to me right now... we can end this!" - Daniel Bryan

    Kofi then begins to plead for Bryan not to do anything, as Bryan then continues to shout...

    "Say sorry to me now!" - Daniel Bryan

    The WWE Champion then nods in approval, as he knows that this is the only way out of this dangerous situation. Kofi then looks at Bryan with a face of disappointment, as Bryan begins to hold his ears... ready to listen to what he wants to hear as Kofi speaks...

    "GO TO HELL!!" - Kofi Kingston

    A HUGE ERUPTION of cheers can be heard, as the look on Bryan's face shows nothing but embarrassment. However, that embarrassment turns to anger as Bryan then looks back at Kofi before pointing at his head...

    AND HE PULLS THE TRIGGER!!!


    BRYAN HAS SHOT A STRAND OF KOFI'S DREADLOCKS ONTO THE ROPES!!!


    "Daniel Bryan has turned PSYCHOTIC!!" - Tom Phillips

    "Psychotic?! Bryan could've killed Kofi here, but instead- all he did was take his pride away from him!" - Byron Saxton


    The fans are in shock, as a strand of Kofi's dreadlock is stuck onto the rope. Bryan then begins to laugh once again, as he goes for the cover with Kofi having nowhere to go! Bryan then goes for the cover, as the referee begins to count.

    ONE!

    TWO!

    BUT KOFI KICKS OUT!!!

    Bryan can't believe it, as he was certain that Kofi would've given up! But instead, Kofi continues to fight! Kofi is still unable to move from the ropes, as Bryan then gets back up. He walks to the other side of the ring, knowing that he's in full control.

    The Planet's Saviour then walks over to the other side of the ring as he looks towards the stage. He motions with his hands for somebody to come into the ring...

    And the cameras pan to the stage as we see Harper & Rowan coming out with mallets in their hands!

    Both men walk down the ramp, as they then enter the ring. Harper & Rowan join Bryan in the ring, as Bryan then points at them to do whatever they want to do to Kofi.

    "This isn't good at all. Bryan is inviting Rowan & Harper to do whatever the hell they want to Kofi!" - Tom Phillips

    "We all know that Harper won the Hardcore title earlier tonight, and it's clear that they're going to have fun with this!" - Byron Saxton


    Harper & Rowan then look set to inflict more damage to Kofi as they each grab him from different sides. They look set to pull him from the ropes as it looks as if the strand on Kofi's dreadlocks are set to come off...

    BUT OUT COME THE NEW DAY!!!

    Big E & Xavier Woods SPRINT down the ramp as the fans begin to cheer!!

    Bryan immediately exits the ring, as Big E goes for a Clothesline but Bryan ducks!

    But Bryan ducks straight into an Honor Roll from Woods!!!

    Harper & Rowan then exit the ring as they charge towards Woods & Big E...

    AND THE BRAWL IS ON!!! Both teams begin to trade shots as they fight outside the ring. Big E then grabs Rowan by the head, before throwing him into the steel steps as a massive thud can be heard!!!

    On the other hand, Harper goes for a Discus Lariat to the face of Woods only for Woods duck it!

    Woods then spins Harper around, before grabbing his arm...

    LOST IN THE WOODS TO HARPER!!!

    The New Day then enter the ring, as they look to get Kofi off the ropes! Big E is unable to untangle Kofi's dreadlocks from the ropes, as he gives Woods an order! Woods then gets out of the ring, as he quickly searches for something that will work in Kofi's favour...

    And Woods takes out a set of pliers!

    Woods then enters back into the ring, as he passes Big E the pliers which Big E uses to cut the dreadlock which is nailed onto the ropes... and he does so successfully! Woods then untangles Kofi's dreadlock from the ropes, as Kofi is up and moving!

    Kofi then walks over to the other side, as Bryan is on the ground. He grabs Bryan by the hair, as he looks to take all his frustrations out on his rival. He then walks him over to the steel steps, before SLAMMING his head onto the steel steps!

    He then does it again, and again... before throwing him back into the ring. Kofi then looks under the ring... where he pulls out a table! He throws the table into the ring, as he looks to rectify the failed announcers table stunt from earlier. Kofi enters the ring again, as he takes off the Hemp Ladder which is slightly bent from Bryan's Knee Plus, but it's not broken. He then throws the ladder out of the ring!

    The WWE Champion then sets up the table in the ring, before placing Bryan on the table. Kofi then exits the ring, as The New Day leave with him. Big E & Woods stand guard to make sure that Rowan & Harper don't get involved, as Kofi then begins to stack the hemp ladder outside the ring.


    He then climbs up the ladder, before he finally reaches the top...

    "It looks as if Kofi is going to use Bryan's own weapon against him!" - Tom Phillips

    "Kofi is looking to redeem the mistake from earlier when Bryan moved from the announcers table!" - Booker T

    Kofi then claps repeatedly in the rhythm of "New! Day Rocks!" as the fans cheer him on... and Kofi jumps once again...



    BOOM DROP TO BRYAN ON THE TABLE!

    AND THE TABLE BREAKS INTO PIECES!!!

    The crowd ERUPTS with cheers as Kofi then goes for the cover, and the referee counts
    !

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!


    Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston

    "Now THAT was what you call a fight." - Tom Phillips

    "We saw a hemp table, we saw Daniel Bryan turn into a psycho... hell- he even brought a nailgun into the mix! We saw Kofi turn possessed! Unpredictability just went to a whole 'nother level!" - Booker T

    "Kofi is lucky to even be alive!!" - Byron Saxton


    Big E & Xavier Woods then enter the ring with the WWE Championship in Big E's hands, as they hand it over to the victor in Kofi Kingston! The crowd cheer as Kofi has clearly damaged himself due to the match. Woods & Big E help Kofi up to his feet, as he raises the title in the air.

    They lift Kofi upon their shoulders as you can see the emotion in his eyes. This rivalry is clearly over, and it ended just how it should've - with Bryan getting his comeuppance!

    We go to the SmackDown announcers table, as Booker T reminds us of how Vince McMahon had announced the next PPV which will be a SmackDown exclusive! We will see Unforgiven in three weeks time, and it's gonna go off!



    A video package then begins to play to hype up the next PPV.

    "Some people forgive."

    We see clips of Rusev, Shinsuke Nakamura & Lana plotting with Aiden English after he had begged for forgiveness. We then see Daniel Bryan & Rowan teaming up together despite their past history.

    "However, some people never forget."

    Footage of Braun Strowman constantly rejecting Bray Wyatt's offers for a reunion are shown, as well as Kofi Kingston's troubles with Daniel Bryan.

    "On the 26th May 2019...

    We bring to you...

    Unforgiven!"


    A mystery laugh then takes over the video package...

    It's The Fiend as he looks at the camera deviously with his mask on...

    "Let me in." - The Fiend

    The poster is then revealed as the video package ends...





    We then go over to the Raw announcer's table, as Renee Young says woah... that was a creepy poster with Bray Wyatt who is now known as The Fiend. Graves then says that Unforgiven won't be as good as The Great American Bash, especially with the US Championship Series taking place over Raw and culminating at TGAB!

    Cole then moves on, and he says that up next- we have our last Raw exclusive as we see The Master of 619 take on The Beast Slayer with the Universal Championship on the line!! Renee says that Rollins & Mysterio have similar styles so this match is going to be off the chain.



    We get another video package to hype up the Universal Championship match, as it begins with Rey Mysterio's theme song as well as highlights of his career.

    "He is the Master of 619!" - Michael Cole

    "The Ultimate Underdog!" - Jerry Lawler

    "Can anybody name a high flying superstar as accomplished as him?!" - Renee Young


    Clips are shown of Rey Mysterio winning multiple titles and celebrating with the fans cheering him.

    7th April 2019 - WrestleMania 35 - Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe (c) - US Championship Match

    Footage of this match is shown as Joe dominated the bout before successfully pinning Mysterio in quick fashion. Mysterio is then shown looking frustrated after the match.

    We then see The Master of 619 backstage, as he is approached by Charly Caruso on the same night after his WrestleMania match. She asks him what is going through his head right now, following the quick loss to Joe?

    "I honestly don't know what to say. I'm speechless. I know Joe is bigger than me, he's stronger than me... but I'm used to fighting under the pressure. But tonight? It just wasn't for me. And I don't know where I can go from here." - Rey Mysterio

    Mysterio then walked off, looking visibly upset and frustrated.

    Raw - Superstar Shake-Up

    Stephanie & Shane McMahon are shown in the ring making announcements.

    "We will see two Fatal 4-Way matches with the winner of those bouts competing in the main event to decide who will challenge Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship at Money in the Bank!" - Stephanie McMahon

    The clip then switches to before one of the Fatal Four Way matches...

    BOOYAKA

    "REY MYSTERIO IS HERE!" - Michael Cole

    The fans cheered as The Master of 619 was announced as Raw's newest superstar via the shake-up!!!

    Drew McIntyre vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe - Winner advances to the main event

    All four superstars gave everything they had, but it was Mysterio who had then rolled Joe up for the victory to advance to the main event.

    "MYSTERIO HAS DONE IT! MYSTERIO HAS MADE UP FOR HIS WRESTLEMANIA LOSS!! He will be in tonight's main event match!" - Renee Young

    AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio

    We saw an even more back and forth match as Styles & Mysterio put on a clinical bout which ended up Mysterio rolling up Styles for the shocking win.

    "I can't believe this- Mysterio is going to Money in the Bank with a world title shot!!" - Michael Cole

    Raw - 22nd April 2019

    We see Mysterio cutting a promo the following week on Raw.

    "I redeemed myself by beating two of Raw's newest and best superstars in Samoa Joe and AJ Styles. I know that I've been classed as the underdog, but the truth is... I've been the underdog for my entire life!!" - Rey Mysterio

    Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush are then shown coming out, as they give Mysterio grief.

    "The fact that you rolled AJ Styles & Samoa Joe up to win your matches shows how lucky you really were! Because if Lashley was in ANY of those matches... he would've manhandled each and every one of those superstars who got an opportunity!!" - Lio Rush

    But Lashley erupts with a huge Clothesline as he knocks Rey to the ground!

    BURN IT DOWN

    "SETH ROLLINS IS HERE!!" - Michael Cole

    Seth Rollins then came out to save his challenger for MITB only for Lashley & Rush to exit the ring! We then saw Rollins help Mysterio up as the two men nodded in approval.

    Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush vs. Rey Mysterio & Seth Rollins

    We see Mysterio & Rollins successfully defeating their opponents as Mysterio pinned Rush. After the match, the babyfaces celebrated before both men had a war of words on the mic.

    "I've seen your journey to getting to the top Rollins... but everybody's journey must come to an end." - Rey Mysterio

    Rollins looked confident as ever.

    "Look Rey... I've got all the respect in the world for you. As a matter of fact... you are one of the reasons why I am a wrestler today. But if you think that you're going to beat me... then you're wrong. Because at MITB... I will retain my title... and I will show the entire world that you are WAY past your prime!" - Seth Rollins

    The bombshell was then dropped.

    We then see clips of Rey Mysterio winning Royal Rumble and going onto win the world title at WrestleMania.

    "I've been in this business since 1989. I have 29 years of experience in the bag... which is why I'm gonna take Seth Rollins to school at MITB!!" - Rey Mysterio

    Clips of Seth Rollins are then shown of him also winning the Royal Rumble before beating The Beast in Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35.

    "It's not about what you've done in the past. It's about what you can do in the present... and at WrestleMania? I slayed The Beast to become the Universal Champion whereas you couldn't even slay The Samoan Submission Machine to become the US Champion!" - Seth Rollins

    The footage is then shown of Rollins waving the Universal Championship around Mysterio's face.

    "You need to humble yourself. You've done everything there is to accomplish in the WWE, but don't EVER forget how you reached the top." - Rey Mysterio

    We then see Rollins getting plenty of help from The Authority before clips are shown of him being US Champion and WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the same time.

    "At MITB? I plan to BURN IT DOWN so I can retain my title. And I'm going to SLAY The Ultimate Underdog!!" - Seth Rollins

    And finally, the footage of Rollins & Mysterio staring off is shown as the video package ends.



    The cameras then head back to the XL Center as it's time for Raw's main event bout.

    BOOYAKA

    Hartford cheers loudly for the arrival of The Master of 619! And out comes Rey Mysterio to the stage with a red mask and trousers on. Cole questions if Rey's attire is proving that he is confident to take the Universal title away from Rollins?! The Ultimate Underdog makes his way to the ring as it's clear the fans are behind him. Graves then poses the question of whether Mysterio is past his prime?

    BURN IT DOWN

    Another huge pop for the music of the champion himself. Seth Rollins comes out to the stage wearing black tights as well as a black Beast Slayer t-shirt. The Universal Champion walks down the ramp as he has his eyes on his opponent, and Renee says that since winning the title- Rollins has been more of a cocky character, but Cole then states that it's cockiness that can be backed up. Graves then says that he's liking the new Rollins we've been seeing, shades of his Authority days!



    Match 11. Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins (c) - Universal Championship Match

    The stakes are as high as ever in this match, and as soon as the bell rung- the fans were immediately mixed on who to cheer. Half of the arena had cheered for Mysterio whereas the other half cheered for Rollins. This bout has gone on for 5 minutes so far as the two started off with basic grappling, simply with the two men trying to get the better of each other. As time went on, both men have been equal in terms of offense with Mysterio trying to prove that he isn't past his prime.

    Back to the action, Rollins is working on the head of Mysterio as he has him in a headlock. Rollins then begins to erupt with forearm shots to the head of Mysterio as Rollins shouts out of aggression after each time. The Beast Slayer presses even more as his opponent tries his best to break out of it...

    And Mysterio eventually does so! Now the two men are facing towards each other, but Rollins isn't fazed! He looks Mysterio in the eyes, before leaning closer to him- pointing at his own face and for Mysterio to hit him. The fans respond with mixed reactions as Rollins isn't taking Mysterio seriously.

    "Rollins really doesn't see Mysterio as a threat, does he?!" - Michael Cole

    "This is the arrogance that I'm talking about, I love it!" - Corey Graves

    Mysterio then responds with a laugh as the two men begin to sarcastically laugh at each other in the ring with Mysterio taking it as a joke...



    BEFORE NAILING ROLLINS WITH A SPINNING WHEEL KICK!

    The fans cheer as Mysterio then goes for the cover...

    One!

    But Rollins kicks out at the first count! Mysterio gets this as he knows he has to a do a hell of a lot more to pin the champion tonight. The Ultimate Underdog then picks Rollins up to his feet before he grabs his arm and he whips him over to the corner with force! Rollins hits the corner face first before turning around as Mysterio charges at him...

    ENZUIGIRI TO ROLLINS! Rollins lands face-first onto the canvas, as Mysterio then looks towards the fans who begin to cheer.

    "Rey Mysterio is clearly proving why he is here, and he's here to stay!" - Renee Young

    Mysterio then gets up on the top turnbuckle, as Rollins is getting back up to his feet. He waits for the champion to get back up as he does so, and Mysterio looks to nail a Flying Clothesline as he launches off the turnbuckle... but Rollins ducks under it as Mysterio misses! Rollins then grabs Mysterio from behind, and he lifts him up high in the air...



    BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX FROM ROLLINS!

    Rollins blasts his opponent onto the canvas, as the challenger can be heard wincing in pain. The champion also hurt himself in the process, as Mysterio then clings onto the ropes as Rollins is unable to pin him. Rollins crawls over to Mysterio before grabbing him by the head, and to getting him back up to his feet.

    The champion then grabs hold of Mysterio's head before erupting with more forearm shots. Rollins then hooks his arm over Mysterio's head before lifting him in position for a Falcon Arrow... but he fails to connect as Mysterio manages to land on his feet! Mysterio has hold of Rollins' head as Rollins then turns around, but this time Mysterio grasps onto both of Rollins' hands before going down on the canvas. He then brings Rollins down with him as he balances Rollins' body using his legs before using his strength pick Rollins back up. Mysterio then lets go off Rollins' hands before jumping over him and grabbing hold of Rollins at the same time...



    SUNSET FLIP PILEDRIVER TO SETH ROLLINS!!!!!

    "WHAT A MANEOUVER FROM MYSTERIO!!" - Michael Cole

    Mysterio then immediately goes for the cover, as the fans pop loudly for that move. The referee then counts as Mysterio knows that he's got this...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    BUT ROLLINS HAS HIS FEET ON THE ROPES!!

    "Rollins has just saved himself and his title!" - Corey Graves

    "Say what you want about Mysterio... but he's taking Rollins to school tonight like he said he would!" - Renee Young

    The Master of 619 has a face of frustration as he thought that he had this, but it's clear that he has to bring so much more to the table. Mysterio then slowly goes over to the corner again, as he gets up on the turnbuckle. Cole says that this is where Mysterio thrives the most. The challenger waits for the champion to get back up on his feet as he is slowly doing so, and Mysterio is looking to connect with the same move that he had missed earlier, hoping a dizzy Rollins won't see it. Now he is set to launch with another Flying Clothesline..

    ...but the Universal Champion uses his quick speed to rush towards Mysterio as Mysterio stands on the turnbuckle! Rollins then nails a headbutt onto the body of Mysterio as The Master of 619 stumbles on the turnbuckle... and Rollins then gets up on the turnbuckle along with Mysterio as he's setting him up for something big...


    "What does Rollins have on his mind right now?!" - Michael Cole

    Rollins grabs Mysterio's arm before hooking it over his head...

    SUPER-PLEX FROM ROLLINS!!!



    BUT ROLLINS DOESN'T LET GO! FALCON ARROW TO REY MYSTERIO!!!!!!!

    The fans go NUTS with cheers as Rollins delivers a nasty combination to his opponent before going for the cover...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THR- BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! MYSTERIO KICKS OUT!!!!


    "HOW DID MYSTERIO KICK OUT OF THIS?!" - Renee Young

    "I don't even know... but I'M just as shocked as Rollins is looking right now!!" - Corey Graves


    The SHOCK on the face of Rollins is evident as he can't believe that his opponent had kicked out of that devastating combo. Rollins then goes up to the referee as he is certain that he had got a 3-count, but the ref dismisses it! The King Slayer then rushes over to Mysterio before picking him up and kicking him in the gut! He then puts Mysterio in position for a DDT as he looks set to hit it...

    But Mysterio fights out of it! And a groggy Mysterio then erupts with vicious kicks to the body of Rollins. Rollins stumbles towards the ropes, as Mysterio runs from one side of the ring. Rollins then goes for a Clothesline as Mysterio is charging towards him, but Mysterio manages to duck and dodge the attempt! Mysterio manages to turn around just in time to nail Rollins with a Dropkick from behind as Rollins is then sent to the ropes... with his head draped over the second rope...


    "Mysterio from behind!" - Michael Cole

    "I think we ALL know what's coming next!!" - Renee Young


    The fans begin to erupt with anticipation as surely it's now time for Mysterio to finish this?! And Mysterio then runs over to one side of the ring before bouncing off the ropes and back towards Rollins...



    619 TO SETH ROLLINS!!!

    More cheers can be heard in Hartfield tonight as Mysterio then walks over to the corner, and he gets up turnbuckle as he is ready to drop the dime!! The fans cheer as Mysterio looks towards them. Graves says that Mysterio is wasting time right now, but he is looking to finish this off to become the new Universal Champion, and he launches with the move...



    BUT ROLLINS MANAGES TO QUICKLY COUNTERS WITH A RIPCORD KNEE!!!!!

    Mysterio is sent crashing down to the canvas as Rollins then goes for the cover...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    BUT MYSTERIO KICKS OUT AGAIN!

    "I don't understand how Mysterio keeps on fighting!" - Corey Graves

    "Because he's The Ultimate Underdog, Corey! He battles against all odds, and it looks like Rollins is regretting the fact that he underestimated Rey Mysterio!" - Michael Cole

    Another set of cheers can be heard as Rollins can't believe it yet again! Mysterio is giving him the fight of his career, and he is clearly making Rollins eat his own words as Rollins has his hands on his head. Rollins then gets back up, not knowing where to go next. He notices that Mysterio is also getting back up, but he is kneeling on the ground with his head towards Rollins. Rollins isn't looking to stop with the offense as he now goes for an Avara Kedvara...

    But Mysterio ducks under it as Rollins kicks the air...

    BEFORE ROLLING ROLLINS UP WITH A SMALL PACKAGE...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THR- BUT ROLLINS HAS KICKED OUT!!!!!!

    "We could've just witnessed a NEW Universal Champion!" - Michael Cole

    "Mysterio using the same method he used to beat AJ Styles & Samoa Joe- but it didn't work on Rollins!" - Corey Graves

    Both men are now back up to their feet as the fans begin to a duel chant of "619, BURN IT DOWN!" repeatedly. Mysterio then runs towards Rollins with quick pace before going for a Clothesline to Rollins, however Rollins then ducks under it as this was the same thing that Rollins did to Mysterio earlier. Mysterio then quickly turns around before Rollins then runs towards the ropes, and he jumps off the springboard... before doing an awesome looking backflip behind Mysterio to outsmart him as the fans begin to cheer! Mysterio then turns around as Rollins kicks him in the mid-section, and he hooks Mysterio's arm over his head as he puts him in position for another Falcon Arrow...

    AND MYSTERIO IS BLASTED ONTO THE CANVAS WITH A SECOND FALCON ARROW!! The Master of 619 is sent to the ground as Rollins is now looking for a finisher. He immediately gets back up to his feet, as he is now looking for a Curb Stomp...

    "Oh no... this is the same move that has caused multiple injuries!" - Michael Cole

    "Don't do it Rollins... don't do it!" - Renee Young


    "Rollins isn't looking to just beat Mysterio... he's looking to end his career!" - Corey Graves

    Rollins continues to line Mysterio up for the Curb Stomp as he has a devious look in his eyes. He's like a man possessed as Mysterio is now in position for the move... and the fans begin a "NO!" chant. Rollins looks to go for it, but he looks to the fans. He isn't sure what to do... but Rollins has had enough and he goes for it... but then he suddenly stops! The Universal Champion begins to nod in disapproval of his own thoughts, as he then rushes over to the corner. He then gets up on the turnbuckle as he now looks to strike with something else.

    "What a good man!!" - Michael Cole

    "What is Rollins doing?! He should've just finished the match when he had the chance!" - Corey Graves

    The Beast Slayer then lines Mysterio up for a different move as Mysterio then rolls over to his front with his back on the canvas, and Rollins then launches...



    PHEONIX SPLASH TO MYSTERIO!!!!!!

    Hartford begins to cheer as Rollins then goes for the cover...

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!!!


    Winner and STILL Universal Champion: Seth Rollins

    "Both men put it ALL on the line. Rey Mysterio gave it his best shot. He made Rollins very vulnerable tonight, but it just wasn't meant to be- and The Beast Slayer retained!" - Renee Young

    "Rollins once again backed up his arrogance tonight!" - Corey Graves


    Hartford cheers loudly for The Architect's victory as Rollins gets back up to his feet, and he is handed his Universal Championship by the referee. Rollins then raises the title with the fans looking on, as he is flabbergasted following the intense match.

    However, we then see Rey Mysterio slowly getting back up to his feet. Rollins turns around, and he then looks on to see that The Master of 619 is making his own way back up. The Universal Champion then points to him, and he applauds as the fans cheer again.

    Rollins then walks up to Mysterio before grabbing his hand and helping him up. Mysterio looks up, looking gutted over the loss. Rollins then stares Mysterio in the eye before shouting something that Mysterio will remember for a very long time...

    "YOU STILL GOT IT!!" - Seth Rollins

    Another huge pop from the fans, as a "You Still Got It!" chant can now be heard.

    "What a great show of sportsmanship from Seth Rollins! He gave credit where credit was due, and both men looked top-notch here tonight. Especially Rey, even with defeat!" - Michael Cole

    Mysterio nods in approval, and he looks satisfied despite the fact that he came up short tonight. Rollins then raises Mysterio's hand in the air to signal his respect for The Master of 619!

    We then go over to the SmackDown commentary table, as Phillips says that was a big win for Rollins and a great showing for Mysterio but now it's time for the main event! Booker then says that this is about to be as lit as ever, we had Sasha Banks winning the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder match to take the briefcase, and now we have our Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match... and that match is happening right now.

    GALLANTARY

    Boos are immediately heard for the music of The Scottish Psychopath himself, the lights go off before Drew McIntyre comes out to the stage wearing a dark leather sleeveless robe. McIntyre looks as serious as ever as he sadistically stares at all the Ladders surrounding him with Graves stating that McIntyre's demeanour is based on destruction - and he will do just that with those ladders. He then enters the ring, with his eyes on the MITB briefcase which is hanging up top.

    ONE AND ONLY

    The lights then go off again, as Ricochet then comes out to the ramp raising one hand in the air as this draws a huge pop from the Hartford crowd. The One and Only is wearing a dark green sleeveless hoodie as he runs down the ramp and enters the ring- before rebounding off the ropes and doing a tremendous backflip. Cole then says that this match is perfect for a man like Ricochet. Ricochet then enters the ring as he gives McIntyre a stern look.

    SUPERHUMAN

    Mixed reactions are then heard, with mostly boos for the presence of Cesaro! The Swiss Cyborg walks to the ring sporting a red and white track jacket based on his native country in Switzerland. Cesaro enters the ring looking very confident as Renee claims that Cesaro is a man who has been waiting for the opportunity to grab the brass ring- and this could be his time! Cesaro then looks on towards Ricochet & McIntyre as he dismisses them as threats, before looking up to the briefcase in confidence.

    PHENOMENAL

    A HUGE pop is then heard in the XL Center as we see AJ Styles arrives on the stage. He does his Phenomenal motion whilst wearing a blue and white vest and tights for his attire, before making his way to the ring with Cole saying that Styles is the clear favorite to win this match- and he is the only man in the ring to have been the world champion in the last two years. Styles then gets in the ring with the other three superstars looking on.

    GO HARD

    Another pop can be heard for Ali's music as the Pakistani-American superstar comes out to the stage. He looks towards the crowd before nodding in approval, as Booker says that this match is also tailor-made for someone like Ali dawg! The high flying sensation then enters the ring looking very optimistic as this match could be a game-changer for his career.

    CATCH YOUR BREATHE

    The lights then go out as another set of cheers can be heard, with the appearance of the Intercontinental Champion! Finn Balor comes out as he takes in all the applause from the fans and the captivating superstar makes his way to the ring with Phillips stating that Balor is another huge favorite to win this match. The first-ever Universal Champion then stares down the other superstars in the ring, before looking up at the ladder and motioning that this is his for the taking!

    MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    Boos can then be heard as Andrade steps out from the curtains alongside his manager in Zelina Vega! El Idolo walks down the ramp as he begins to yell that he will win this match in Spanish. Vega can be heard motivating her business client as Andrade then enters the ring wearing a gold jacket and gold tights. He begins to shout again in Spanish, but this time he taunts the superstars that are standing in the squared-circle. Vega stands outside the ring, as Saxton says that she is certain that her client will win the match tonight.

    VOICES

    And finally, out comes The Viper to a huge set of boos from the Hartford crowd! Randy Orton steps out to the stage as we are reminded by Saxton how Orton is the only man in the ring that has won the MITB match before- and he has plenty of experience heading into this match. Orton then enters the ring before looking up at the briefcase, as he is clearly positive that he will gain the victory tonight.

    All 8 men are standing in the ring, as introductions are then made for main event of the evening. The referee then calls for the bell, as this match is officially ON!!!



    Main Event: Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet vs. Cesaro vs. AJ Styles vs. Ali vs. Finn Balor vs. Andrade vs. Randy Orton - Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match

    The bell has officially rung with all 8 superstars staring each other down in disapproval as they all look set to be the 2019 Men's Money in the Bank winner! The fans begin to cheer due to the amount of talent involved in this match, and we immediately kick things off with a brawl as Ricochet & AJ Styles charge towards Drew McIntyre & Cesaro respectively as all four men begin to exchange vicious shots to the body! The SmackDown Live superstars do the same with Finn Balor & Ali attempting to take down Andrade & Randy Orton.

    Orton then grabs hold of Ali's hair before using all his power to throw him over the top rope! The Viper then turns around to help Andrade attack Balor with the two men beginning to double team The Irishman. We are then reminded by Saxton how Andrade & Orton have worked well as a team over the last few weeks, and they are looking to bring that same mentality into the mix tonight.

    McIntyre has control of Ricochet in one corner, as whereas Cesaro has full control of Styles on the opposite corner. Both of the destructive superstars begin to weigh into their opponent with vicious headbutts. McIntyre then goes for an elbow to the face of Ricochet only for Ricochet to duck- but on the other side, Cesaro has gone for a chop to the mid-section of AJ only for AJ to grab Cesaro's hand before headbutting Cesaro in the face as he stumbles towards the ropes.

    Ricochet then spins McIntyre around before taking a few steps back, as Ricochet and Styles then begin to stare at each other. They then look back at McIntyre & Cesaro respectively as the two men look up to see Ricochet & Styles charging towards them as the two men get ready to fly...

    DOUBLE DROPKICK TO MCINTYRE & CESARO!!!

    McIntyre & Cesaro are then sent tumbling over the top rope to a huge pop from the fans! The One and Only & The Phenomenal one then stare at each other once more, as they look at their fallen opponents. They then nod at each other in approval before running from one side of the ring to another, rebounding off the ropes before they look to launch...




    AND RICOCHET NAILS A SUICIDE DIVE ONTO BOTH MCINTYRE & CESARO!!

    But AJ didn't jump at all, as he let Ricochet to the stunt himself- and it was clearly a good tactical move as Ricochet, McIntyre and Cesaro are all out on the ground. Styles then looks on in approval, knowing what he has done- and what the outcome was as it was clearly a clever move from him- not to go ahead and jump with that Suicide Dive like he would've usually done, letting Ricochet take the fall!

    Andrade & Orton continue to double team on Balor as they kick him while he is laying in the corner. The two men then begin to laugh at the work that they are doing, as Zelina Vega cheers the pair on! The fans boo as Andrade & Orton are clearly working together here...


    BEFORE ORTON DROPS ANDRADE WITH AN RKO!!!!!

    "RKO FROM OUTTA NOWHERE!!! It's every man for himself, and Orton knows that!" - Booker T

    Another huge grin appears on the face of Orton, as the temporary alliance between himself and Andrade has clearly come to an end. However, as Orton turns around- Styles then charges at him with a Clothesline which sends The Viper over the top rope! Styles then hypes himself up in the ring, with the fans clearly being on his side... before he turns around to see Finn Balor who has gotten back up from the corner, standing in front of him as the two men begin to stare down with the fans going berserk...

    "Wow... this is a huge moment we're witnessing tonight with two leaders of a globally sensational faction standing in the ring together!" - Michael Cole

    "We've seen these two face each other in a match just once in the WWE, and their paths cross again!" - Renee Young


    The fans continue to cheer at the sight of Balor & Styles standing in the ring together before Balor then raises the Two Sweet gesture with Styles looking on. Styles then looks at the fans, who chant "Two Sweet!" with Styles then nodding in approval... before he responds with the same gesture himself!



    More cheers can be heard as the two men seem like they're on the same page...

    UNTIL BALOR KICKS STYLES IN THE MID-SECTION...

    ALONG WITH A DDT TO THE PHENOMENAL ONE!!!

    A mixed reaction can be heard as the Intercontinental Champion knew he had to strike first, as AJ winces in pain on the canvas. This leads to Balor exiting the ring, as he then begins to stare at the Ladders which are surrounding him... and Balor then wastes no time as he grabs one of the ladders before throwing them into the ring.

    Balor then enters back into the ring with the Ladder as he brings the first one into play, but just as soon as he looks to set it up... we see Cesaro emerging from behind him. The Real Rock n Rolla then turns around as he notices The King of Swing, before going for a Ladder shot to the face of Cesaro with absolute force.

    But Cesaro manages to dodge the encounter as he moves out of the way, and Balor misses! Cesaro then kicks the Ladder out of Balor's hand as it drops to the ground, and the Intercontinental Champion stumbles towards the ropes. Cesaro then jumps over the ladder before going for a vicious kick to the face of Balor...


    BICYCYLE KICK TO BALOR!

    Finn Balor then goes down in the ring as Cesaro then begins to look down at the ladder in the ring before looking up at the briefcase. Cesaro goes to pick up the Ladder, only to notice that several superstars that just entered the ring. We see Ali, Ricochet, Andrade, McIntyre & Orton standing in the ring!

    Cesaro then has no choice but to pick up the Ladder from the legs in a Giant Swing style, as all 5 superstars charge towards The Swiss Cyborg...


    AND CESARO DOES A GIANT SWING WITH THE LADDER!!!

    The fans begin to cheer loudly as Cesaro knocks Ali off his feet and onto the canvas before Ali rolls out of the ring! Cesaro then continues to swing the Ladder and making superstars exit the ring as he then connects with Andrade and Ricochet who go flying onto the canvas!! They are then followed by McIntyre as Orton slyly escapes from the ring to avoid a collision, whereas McIntyre is BLASTED on the mid-section courtesy of the Swing as Cesaro then stacks the Ladder. Cesaro then screams in hype and Hartford is going nuts with cheers again as Cesaro is standing tall!!

    "And ANY superstar that dares to mess with Cesaro gets knocked out one by one using the Ladder in a Giant Swing style!!" - Corey Graves

    "Cesaro is one of the craftiest superstars in the WWE today, we haven't EVER seen anything like this before!" - Michael Cole


    Cesaro then looks to climb the Ladder, but little does he know that Orton has entered the ring in hot pursuit as he also has a ladder in his hand. The Viper then watches Cesaro climbing up the ladder with huge momentum as he manages to go up two steps, only to rush behind Cesaro with a VICIOUS Ladder shot to the back of The Swiss Cyborg!

    The European superstar then goes down to the ring in pain as Orton then throws his ladder out of the way onto the other side of the ring. Orton then begins to climb up his ladder as he gets up the first step, and then the next one- and then the next one! Orton climbs up the ladder with ease as it looks like he may win this...

    "Are we going to see Randy Orton become Mr. Money in the Bank for the second time in his career?!" - Byron Saxton

    Orton finally reaches to the top... but then we see AJ Styles arriving back into the ring as The Phenomenal One looks to save his chances of becoming the 2019 winner of MITB! Styles immediately heads over to the other side of the Ladder, as he begins to climb up each step in a big rush to prevent Orton from winning. AJ is eventually up on the ladder whilst Orton has the briefcase in his grasp, and it leads to AJ erupting with a huge right hook onto the face of Orton!

    The two former rivals then begin to exchange back and forth punches to the face whilst they are wobbling on the ladder, trying not to lose their step at the same time. It goes...


    AJ!
    Orton!
    Orton!
    AJ!
    Orton!
    AJ!
    AJ!

    AJ then goes for another huge shot to the face of Orton, but Orton manages to dodge it as he puts his head down. AJ begins to get tired from the punching flurry as Orton then looks to take advantage. He then gets up again as he puts AJ in position for something special as the fans begin to cheer in awe...



    AND RANDY ORTON NAILS AJ STYLES WITH AN RKO OFF THE LADDER!!!!!

    "OH MY GOD!!! AN RKO FROM OUTTA NOWHERE AND BOTH MEN HAVE GONE FLYING DAWG!!!" - Booker T

    "Orton had to take care of the threat in AJ, but he may have ended up taking himself out as well!" - Tom Phillips

    The fans then erupt with a "HOLY SHIT!" chant as Orton & Styles had gone flying onto the canvas, and the connection could be heard all around the world. Everybody is down in the ring and outside the ring, as there are bodies scattered everywhere! This match is ANYBODY's for the taking right now!!

    However, we then see Drew McIntyre entering back into the ring as he looks to take advantage of the chaos that has occurred inside the squared-circle. But on the other hand, we also see Ali & Ricochet both sliding into the ring on separate sides as the opposition begin to stare McIntyre down.

    We then also see Cesaro getting back up to his feet, holding his back in pain as he stands alongside McIntyre. The two men then turn around to see Ali & Ricochet who are ready to deliver some offense giving them dirty looks... only for Cesaro & McIntyre to start laughing uncontrollably.

    Ali & Ricochet then look at each other in confusion, as it's clear that Cesaro & McIntyre don't see them as threats during the match. This leads to Ali & Ricochet charging towards Cesaro & McIntyre respectively with shots and kicks to the body, as Cesaro & McIntyre then respond with shots of their own.

    The former police officer in Ali then runs towards McIntyre with a Clothesline as he is full of agility right now, only for McIntyre to block the move as he goes under Ali's arm. Ali is now facing the turnbuckle, as he then turns around with McIntyre going for a Claymore Kick... but Ali ducks as McIntyre kicks the turnbuckle!

    Ricochet & Cesaro continue to fight on the other side as The Scottish Psychopath then turns around after missing his finisher. McIntyre then looks to viciously head towards Ali yet again at the centre of the ring. McIntyre then looks to grab Ali from the body, but Ali begins to counter by spinning many times whilst McIntyre has him in his grasp...


    TILT-A-WHIRL DDT TO MCINTYRE!

    McIntyre then goes crashing onto the canvas as he then rolls out of the ring. We then see Cesaro throwing a punch in the direction of Ricochet's face but Ricochet then catches his fist before letting go off his arm and taking a few steps back... SUPERMAN PUNCH TO CESARO! The Swiss Superman then tumbles towards the ropes only for Ricochet to then Clothesline Cesaro out of the ring!

    Ricochet then turns around to see Ali staring at him, as the two men begin to smile at each other. They then nod in approval, as it's clear that they've got some interesting plans for their opponents. The two men exit the ring, as they begin to stomp on both McIntyre & Cesaro who are clearly the bigger men. They then walk over to the Raw & SD announcers table before ripping the cables and the entire top of the table apart!!

    "Oh, oh- this doesn't look good for McIntyre & Cesaro at all!" - Renee Young

    "They had laughed at Ricochet & Ali and they dismissed them as threats... and now it looks as if they're going to pay for it!" - Michael Cole

    "This doesn't look good for any of US!!!" - Corey Graves


    Both men then turn around to see that Cesaro and McIntyre are slowly trying to get back up to their feet. However, Ricochet then grabs Cesaro's head before bringing him closer to the Spanish announcers' table... and he smashes Cesaro's skull onto the table! Ali then grabs McIntyre by the hair, and he does exactly the same thing with him using the English announcers' table... SMASH!!

    And then at the same time, Ricochet & Ali both use all their possible strength to try and put Cesaro & McIntyre onto the Spanish and English commentary table... which they successfully do so. The two men then enter back into the ring, where Ricochet picks up the Ladder that was on the ground before stacking it near the ropes. Ali then climbs up the other ladder which was already stacked... as both men then reach the top. They begin to look at each other, before looking to the fans as they have something big in mind. Ricochet & Ali then LAUNCH off the Ladders towards Cesaro & McIntyre...




    RICOCHET DIVES TOWARDS CESARO WITH A 630 SPLASH...



    WHILST ALI CRASHES ONTO MCINTYRE WITH AN IMPLODING 450 SPLASH...

    AND BOTH OF THE ANNOUNCERS TABLES BREAK!!!!!!

    The crowd goes absolutely INSANE as Ali & Ricochet nailed their finishers onto the two bigger men at the same time, as the announcers' area is full of nothing but RUBBLE! All 6 of the commentators are standing up on their feet as they've had their tables taken away from them with the fans chanting "Holy Shit!" yet again.

    "I THINK RICOCHET & ALI HAVE JUST STOLEN THE SHOW TONIGHT!!!" - Tom Phillips

    "I can't believe this!!!" - Byron Saxton

    All four men are down in the commentary area, as the fans continue their brutal chant. We then go back to the ring, as we see that AJ Styles has gotten back up to his feet- looking VERY dizzy and confused from the RKO from the top of the ladder. We then see Andrade entering the ring as Vega cheers him onto to for AJ, and Andrade immediately goes so as he begins to erupt with elbow shots to the back of AJ. AJ then stumbles back a bit more as Andrade delivers kicks to the body of AJ.

    However, we then see Orton getting up as he then looks to target AJ as well... but then Andrade then looks over and he remembers that Orton had turned on him earlier. Andrade then looks to grab Orton only for Orton to go for a forearm chop onto the body of Andrade! Orton then delivers a huge Big Boot to the face of Andrade which sends him tumbling over the top rope to the outside of the ring.

    Orton then turns around to see AJ nail him with a right-hander but Orton moves out of the way as AJ hits the ropes. However, AJ uses this to his advantage as he then jumps over the ropes and on the apron. Orton then turns around as AJ looks set to hit a Phenomenal Forearm, but Orton manages to stop him just in time before grabbing AJ by the head...

    AND NAILING A ROPE-HUNG DDT TO AJ!!

    AJ goes down on the canvas as Orton begins to hype himself up in the ring yet again, but the camera pans over to outside the ring where we see Andrade on top of a Ladder! Orton then turns around as Andrade flies towards him...




    MISSLE DROPKICK FROM ANDRADE OFF THE LADDER AND INTO THE RING!!!!!!

    "WHAT A MISSLE DROPKICK FROM ANDRADE!!" - Byron Saxton

    "Andrade has just got his revenge on Orton in style man, and it couldn't have been any more sweeter!" - Booker T

    The crowd goes BALLISTIC yet again as El Idolo gets his chance to shine despite hitting the canvas. He didn't hit the canvas as bad as Orton did though, as Orton joins Styles in being out cold. Andrade then looks to climb up the Ladder as this could be his chance...

    "Could we see Andrade become the 2019 Men's Money in the Bank winner?!" - Corey Graves

    "This has gotta be his time! This has GOTTA be his moment!!" - Booker T


    Andrade then walks up to each step of the Ladder as he finally reaches the top. And he looks to unhook the briefcase from the top...

    But El Idolo doesn't notice that Finn Balor has just entered the ring with a killer instinct in his eyes...

    And Balor grabs hold of the Ladder as Andrade immediately notices this- which leads to Balor pushing the Ladder as it goes flying...

    AND ANDRADE CRASHES ONTO THE GROUND OUTSIDE THE RING!!!

    The fans cheer loudly as Andrade is out on the ground, as Balor has successfully stopped Andrade from grabbing the briefcase. Balor then looks down on the ground to see that there is another Ladder on the floor, and he uses the Ladder to lean it on the side of the ladder which is already stacked.

    "Balor is trying to ensure that nobody ruins his chances of winning Money in the Bank!" - Michael Cole

    The fans cheer as Balor begins to get up on the Ladder. He then gets up on each step one by one as he's looking to win this match...

    But AJ Styles has entered the ring!

    The Phenomenal One then RUNS up each rung of the leaning Ladder towards Finn Balor...



    PHENOMENAL FOREARM TO FINN BALOR FROM THE LADDER!!!!!!

    AND BOTH MEN GO CRASHING ONTO THE CANVAS!!!

    Another huge pop can be heard from the Hartford crowd, as nobody can believe it!!

    "WHAT A HUGE SHOWING OF ATHLETICISM FROM AJ AS HE RUNS UP THE LEANING LADDER WITH A FOREARM TO BALOR!!" - Renee Young

    "But could this prove to be detrimental to AJ's chances of becoming Mr. Money in the Bank?!" - Corey Graves

    The fans begin to chant "This is awesome!" over and over again as the camera cuts to outside the ring.

    We see that McIntyre had crawled from the announcers' table area, as he is still outside- but on the other side of the ring. He then uses all his strength and energy that is left to pick up the Ladder, before bridging it on the in-ring apron on one side as well as putting it through another ladder which is already stacked and unused on the other one.

    We then see Ali entering back into the ring, as he looks to pick up the Ladder which is out on the ground from the Forearm by AJ Styles. He then stacks it in the ring as he is full of fatigue. Ali then looks to climb it, as we then see Ricochet getting up on the turnbuckle from out of nowhere.

    Ricochet then JUMPS from the turnbuckle and ONTO the ladder, as he then climbs up each step slowly.

    Ali & Ricochet are both staring each other as they stand on top of the ladder, and both men know what they are in for...

    However, McIntyre then emerges into the ring as Ali & Ricochet look down...




    AND MCINTYRE HITS A CLAYMORE KICK ONTO THE LADDER..

    ...

    WHICH LEADS TO ALI & RICOCHET CRASHING ONTO THE BRIDGING LADDER AS IT BREAKS!!!!!!!!


    "This is what Drew McIntyre is all about! He doesn't care about flips or showing off... he only cares about destruction!!" - Corey Graves

    "McIntyre has left the fan favourites laying outside the ring, and now Ali and Ricochet are out COLD!!" - Michael Cole

    The fans erupt with a mixed reaction yet again as the ladder which McIntyre kicked both superstars out of then bounces onto the ropes. McIntyre then picks up another Ladder as he sets it up in the middle of the ring, looking to finally catapult himself into the main event...

    But we then see Balor entering the ring with another Ladder in his hands as McIntyre turns his attention to the Irishman... and Balor SMASHES McIntyre in the head with a huge ladder shot to the face as McIntyre is now down! Balor then drops the Ladder which is in his hand before he turns around to see a rapid Swiss Cyborg going aerial towards him from the turnbuckle...


    FLYING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO THE FACE OF FINN BALOR!!!



    Balor goes down as the fans respond with a loud mixed reaction, and Cesaro then slowly gets back up on his feet looking very shattered from being hit with a 650 Splash from Ricochet onto one of the announcer's table. Cesaro has all the momentum on his side right now, as he begins to climb up each step of the Ladder which is stacked in the middle of the ring despite being full of exhaustion.

    "Could Cesaro do it?! Is The Swiss Cyborg finally going to get his moment?!" - Michael Cole

    Cesaro finally reaches the top, as he looks up at the briefcase despite not having a lot of energy left. He is standing all alone in the ring as The MITB briefcase is suspended 20 feet above the ring. Cesaro then grabs hold of the briefcase... BEFORE UNHOOKING IT AS THE SWISS CYBORG HAS WON THE MATCH!!!

    Winner and 2019 Mr. Money in the Bank: Cesaro

    "CESARO HAS RETRIEVED THE BRIEFCASE!!!" - Renee Young

    "What a HUGE win for The Swiss Cyborg, and he becomes the 2019 MR MONEY IN THE BANK!!" - Tom Phillips

    "This is poetic justice at it's finest! He has worked harder than most of the WWE superstars for this chance, and he GRABBED the brass rings tonight in the shape of a briefcase!!" - Booker T

    Hartford responds with mixed reactions for The Swiss Cyborg as he holds the briefcase high in the air whilst standing on top of the ladder. Cesaro then exits the Ladder as the camera shows the rubble outside of the ring, with all superstars out on the ground as Cesaro is the only man standing in the ring. The winner of the 2019 Men's Money in the Bank Match raises the briefcase once again, with Cesaro having a definite world title shot at anytime, anyplace and anywhere as the show comes to an end!



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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better

    MITB Review: Alright kicking it off with the ladies and yeah.. I figured it was Sasha Banks... I don't personally like her but it is a big moment and as soon as she entered the match I knew she win it. Ember Moon with a double Eclipse off the ladder is sick. I think in the end Sasha as Miss MITB as a heel is a perfect role for her even after my feelings of her a great opener and all women in it look fantastic.

    Hardcore Royal was fun and Wyatt debut was great cool to see some old school guys back and Harper gets the W solid all around.

    The Tag Teams were fun great W's for both including Black who is one of my favs in the btb he fits perfect in Sanity.

    Benjamin Reigns ending was cool paydirt spot.

    Becky looks good and curious to see where she goes after losing title to the Queen.

    Kofi vs. DB was chaos and was so fun to read and I am so glad Kofi won

    Seth vs. Rey was pretty good and you can tell that you had fun writing it. I got to say though the question remains will we see these two go at it again?

    Mens MITB was a shocker to me with Cesaro as the victor looks like we are finally seeing a main event push for him huh.

    Overall this was a great PPV and I think that it could be a possible ppv of the year .


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    MITB Review: Alright kicking it off with the ladies and yeah.. I figured it was Sasha Banks... I don't personally like her but it is a big moment and as soon as she entered the match I knew she win it. Ember Moon with a double Eclipse off the ladder is sick. I think in the end Sasha as Miss MITB as a heel is a perfect role for her even after my feelings of her a great opener and all women in it look fantastic.

    Hardcore Royal was fun and Wyatt debut was great cool to see some old school guys back and Harper gets the W solid all around.

    The Tag Teams were fun great W's for both including Black who is one of my favs in the btb he fits perfect in Sanity.

    Benjamin Reigns ending was cool paydirt spot.

    Becky looks good and curious to see where she goes after losing title to the Queen.

    Kofi vs. DB was chaos and was so fun to read and I am so glad Kofi won

    Seth vs. Rey was pretty good and you can tell that you had fun writing it. I got to say though the question remains will we see these two go at it again?

    Mens MITB was a shocker to me with Cesaro as the victor looks like we are finally seeing a main event push for him huh.

    Overall this was a great PPV and I think that it could be a possible ppv of the year .
    My guy!! Glad you liked the show bro, and the fact that you think this might be a possible PPV of the year just made my day haha.

    That being said, it was Deco who wrote the Women's MITB match- and I think that he did an excellent job with it. I personally think his MITB match was better than mine which was the main event!

    I still haven't checked out your recent NXT shows, but when I do you'll be getting a few reviews from me as well man. Just wanted to get this show out of the way, but I need to check out what's gwarning with The Manhatton Project!! Thanks for the review man, appreciate it big time.
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    MITB Review

    Awright mate? This is my first time actually checking out your thread, and after reading this? Aw yeah, I'm defo coming back!

    Also before I properly get into it, I haven't read the Raws & SmackDowns heading in, so if I make some comments that need further context, I apologize.

    First off, I just want to say I LOVE to format, looks really sleek and stylish, really fits the PPV quite well. The one thing I will say, is while the gifs as a reference point is cool, that including everything closed into a box did make things a lot longer to scroll through and actually pay attention to what I was reading. I could be just projecting how I read, so take it as you will, but I personally would prefer it if you had either the gifs as a reference or the box format, not both.

    Oh god, Booker on commentary? Calling a 7-Woman Ladder Match? You're fuckin threatening us aren't you? Haha I loved this match though, the woman are my favourite part of WWE atm not named Daniel Bryan and Walter, and this match showcased why. Everyone looked really good, even Lacey who I seem to be the only one who thinks she's okay. The Asuka Lock/Bank Statement spot was fucking awesome, and the Meteora into the tree of woe spot at the end had me marking out in my head. Hopefully this gives Sasha some momentum, as for nearly two years before her turn she got stale REALLY quickly, and I'm a big fan so I hope she turns around in this.

    The Hardcore title.....Ehh. It didn't really click with me to be honest. Mainly because of how it was booked. I personally think the Hardcore title is SO entrenched with the Attitude Era, especially from 1999-2001, It should honestly stay in the Attitude Era. I would even have an issue with the belt coming back and Harper winning, IF the 24/7 Rule didn't come with it and it was just a belt that's defended in Hardcore matches. Harper is a beast, giving him the HC belt would be a great way to make him look like a monster, but essentially giving him the comedy belt just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    The Raw tag title match was what it was. Glad The Revival got the belts back, there was a few grammatical errors here though. At first you said they were wearing "No Fists, Just Flips" shirts, then after the match Graves said the Grattitude Era wasn't enough for "No flips, just flips!"

    Shelton vs Reigns? Huh, I dig it! I'm a big Shelton fan, especially from 2005-2006, I adored him, so I'm glad he's getting a bit of a rub here. I would have prefered it if you had an out-and-out winner, but I'm willing to see where this goes from here. Benjamin looked good, but I couldn't help but feel like Roman was a bit de-pushed. I get it, he should be a bit lower down the card for now, but it does feel like someone else should be in this position, ESPECIALLY considering he's not that long back from battling leukemia. Then Dolph batters Roman. Fuck off Dolph. The angle was good, but I have INTENSE go-away heat for Ziggler, sorry mate haha.

    Women's tag title match has the same thoughts as I had on the Raw tag title match.

    Joe vs Alexander package was a good little hype piece. Simple story getting Joe across as an angry midcard champ, and Cedric as a fighting from the bottom undercard face. I enjoyed this quite a bit, both men looked great, Joe looked like a total badass, and Cedric looked like a great underdog. 3 things about the match though. First off, I felt Joe literally screaming what do I have to do is so out of character for him and a bit too on the nose. You could've easily gotten the same point across by just having Joe glare at Cedric, or look at him in shock. Secondly, Corey bringing up the X-Division THAT blatently is too much for me. Absolutely allude to Joe's time in TNA and his high-flying past, but bringing up a division that's SO synonymous with TNA when WWE already have the Crusierweight division is too far. Finally, Joe winning with the Uranage was really underwhelming, especially considering Joe kicked out of Alexander's finisher, but Cedric goes down to a move everyone kicks out of.

    Sanity beating the hell out of The Hardys? Alister Black and Killian Dain? Fucking YES! I loved this, hope you make Sanity a huge force in WWE.

    Lynch vs Riott was REALLY damn good. I wasn't expecting Riott to put up THAT much of a fight, mainly because WWE have done a wonderful job of making her and the Riott Squad look like the female Social Outcasts. I'd defo view this as a coming out performance from Ruby, as she's always been awesome, especially in CHIKARA. I LOVE the finish as well, Ruby tired and exhausted, draping her arm over Lynch, only for Becky to spring into life and lock in the Dis-Arm-Her is a BEAUTIFUL visual. Riott calling off the Riott Squad to show respect was a nice touch too.

    Wait, Saxton's a heel commentator? I'm not complaining or anything just, god that's weird to envision.

    Ahh Becky vs Charlotte 45029. I skimmed through this match, but Lacey coming out and screwing over Becky is a nice touch. A Charlotte/Evans alliance sounds MAGIC to me.

    Kingston vs Bryan II. Fuckin here we go. At first, I really didn't the nailgun, I thought you were going to go fullout CZW and staple his head but Kofi getting his hair stapled to the ropes? Aw yeah I'm all over that! Loved it. Pliers to cut off a dreadlock? Damn Xavier, some scissors would have done mate. Nah, I loved this match though. It was a bit whacky at first, but I love how evil Bryan is here, I love Harper, Rowan and the New Day all fighting, I love the finish with the boom drop through the table, I LOVE IT. Evil environmental Daniel Bryan is the best thing in wrestling, PLEASE don't kill it off here!

    Rollins vs Mysterio. This is a match I never knew I wanted to see! I lvoed the buildup to this where Rey got squashed by Joe at Mania, and even Rollins is overlooking him and counting him out. I don't want Seth to turn heel in this, so I'm happy you kneeled into his heelish tendencies without going totally overboard. Both men looked great in this and I would happily be giving this my MOTN, but the ending soured it a bit for me. Rollins has been using the Curb Stomp for what, up to a year at this point? Why is all of a sudden it being played like it's this devastating injury move? It'd have worked better if he was setting up for the Buckle Bomb, because he's actually ended careers with that move, but the Curb Stomp? Just on the ring mat? Nah mate, didn't work for me. I liked him winning with the Phoenix Splash though, I love that move and wish he did it more often.

    Finally, the men's MITB Match. Just pure chaos and I loved it. My favourite spot has to be the Imploding 450/630 Splash by Ricochet & Ali, I cam only imagine the reaction from the crowd going mental. I really appreciate you going left field with the winner as well! I'm not exactly the biggest Cesaro fan. I appreciate he's a great wrestler, but he's always been missing something that truly made me care about him. I wouldn't have blamed you if you went with a McIntyre, Almas, Styles, Balor, Ali, Ricochet or even Orton. I hope you go all out with him and truly make him a star in this.

    Overall, while I was critical of stuff in this show, please don't let that translate to me hating the show mate. I really enjoyed it and it was a good read! I'm really interested in where you go with Cesaro and Banks, Lynch vs Ruby and Kingston vs Bryan was great, Rollins and Rey was really good despite the ending, Dain & Black as SmackDown Tag Champs gets a fuck yeah/10 from me, and despite my criticism of Roman's booking and my burning hatred for Ziggler, I like Shelton getting a push. so yeah. I'll be reading in future sir!

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    Awright mate? This is my first time actually checking out your thread, and after reading this? Aw yeah, I'm defo coming back!

    Also before I properly get into it, I haven't read the Raws & SmackDowns heading in, so if I make some comments that need further context, I apologize.

    First off, I just want to say I LOVE to format, looks really sleek and stylish, really fits the PPV quite well. The one thing I will say, is while the gifs as a reference point is cool, that including everything closed into a box did make things a lot longer to scroll through and actually pay attention to what I was reading. I could be just projecting how I read, so take it as you will, but I personally would prefer it if you had either the gifs as a reference or the box format, not both.

    Oh god, Booker on commentary? Calling a 7-Woman Ladder Match? You're fuckin threatening us aren't you? Haha I loved this match though, the woman are my favourite part of WWE atm not named Daniel Bryan and Walter, and this match showcased why. Everyone looked really good, even Lacey who I seem to be the only one who thinks she's okay. The Asuka Lock/Bank Statement spot was fucking awesome, and the Meteora into the tree of woe spot at the end had me marking out in my head. Hopefully this gives Sasha some momentum, as for nearly two years before her turn she got stale REALLY quickly, and I'm a big fan so I hope she turns around in this.

    The Hardcore title.....Ehh. It didn't really click with me to be honest. Mainly because of how it was booked. I personally think the Hardcore title is SO entrenched with the Attitude Era, especially from 1999-2001, It should honestly stay in the Attitude Era. I would even have an issue with the belt coming back and Harper winning, IF the 24/7 Rule didn't come with it and it was just a belt that's defended in Hardcore matches. Harper is a beast, giving him the HC belt would be a great way to make him look like a monster, but essentially giving him the comedy belt just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    The Raw tag title match was what it was. Glad The Revival got the belts back, there was a few grammatical errors here though. At first you said they were wearing "No Fists, Just Flips" shirts, then after the match Graves said the Grattitude Era wasn't enough for "No flips, just flips!"

    Shelton vs Reigns? Huh, I dig it! I'm a big Shelton fan, especially from 2005-2006, I adored him, so I'm glad he's getting a bit of a rub here. I would have prefered it if you had an out-and-out winner, but I'm willing to see where this goes from here. Benjamin looked good, but I couldn't help but feel like Roman was a bit de-pushed. I get it, he should be a bit lower down the card for now, but it does feel like someone else should be in this position, ESPECIALLY considering he's not that long back from battling leukemia. Then Dolph batters Roman. Fuck off Dolph. The angle was good, but I have INTENSE go-away heat for Ziggler, sorry mate haha.

    Women's tag title match has the same thoughts as I had on the Raw tag title match.

    Joe vs Alexander package was a good little hype piece. Simple story getting Joe across as an angry midcard champ, and Cedric as a fighting from the bottom undercard face. I enjoyed this quite a bit, both men looked great, Joe looked like a total badass, and Cedric looked like a great underdog. 3 things about the match though. First off, I felt Joe literally screaming what do I have to do is so out of character for him and a bit too on the nose. You could've easily gotten the same point across by just having Joe glare at Cedric, or look at him in shock. Secondly, Corey bringing up the X-Division THAT blatently is too much for me. Absolutely allude to Joe's time in TNA and his high-flying past, but bringing up a division that's SO synonymous with TNA when WWE already have the Crusierweight division is too far. Finally, Joe winning with the Uranage was really underwhelming, especially considering Joe kicked out of Alexander's finisher, but Cedric goes down to a move everyone kicks out of.

    Sanity beating the hell out of The Hardys? Alister Black and Killian Dain? Fucking YES! I loved this, hope you make Sanity a huge force in WWE.

    Lynch vs Riott was REALLY damn good. I wasn't expecting Riott to put up THAT much of a fight, mainly because WWE have done a wonderful job of making her and the Riott Squad look like the female Social Outcasts. I'd defo view this as a coming out performance from Ruby, as she's always been awesome, especially in CHIKARA. I LOVE the finish as well, Ruby tired and exhausted, draping her arm over Lynch, only for Becky to spring into life and lock in the Dis-Arm-Her is a BEAUTIFUL visual. Riott calling off the Riott Squad to show respect was a nice touch too.

    Wait, Saxton's a heel commentator? I'm not complaining or anything just, god that's weird to envision.

    Ahh Becky vs Charlotte 45029. I skimmed through this match, but Lacey coming out and screwing over Becky is a nice touch. A Charlotte/Evans alliance sounds MAGIC to me.

    Kingston vs Bryan II. Fuckin here we go. At first, I really didn't the nailgun, I thought you were going to go fullout CZW and staple his head but Kofi getting his hair stapled to the ropes? Aw yeah I'm all over that! Loved it. Pliers to cut off a dreadlock? Damn Xavier, some scissors would have done mate. Nah, I loved this match though. It was a bit whacky at first, but I love how evil Bryan is here, I love Harper, Rowan and the New Day all fighting, I love the finish with the boom drop through the table, I LOVE IT. Evil environmental Daniel Bryan is the best thing in wrestling, PLEASE don't kill it off here!

    Rollins vs Mysterio. This is a match I never knew I wanted to see! I lvoed the buildup to this where Rey got squashed by Joe at Mania, and even Rollins is overlooking him and counting him out. I don't want Seth to turn heel in this, so I'm happy you kneeled into his heelish tendencies without going totally overboard. Both men looked great in this and I would happily be giving this my MOTN, but the ending soured it a bit for me. Rollins has been using the Curb Stomp for what, up to a year at this point? Why is all of a sudden it being played like it's this devastating injury move? It'd have worked better if he was setting up for the Buckle Bomb, because he's actually ended careers with that move, but the Curb Stomp? Just on the ring mat? Nah mate, didn't work for me. I liked him winning with the Phoenix Splash though, I love that move and wish he did it more often.

    Finally, the men's MITB Match. Just pure chaos and I loved it. My favourite spot has to be the Imploding 450/630 Splash by Ricochet & Ali, I cam only imagine the reaction from the crowd going mental. I really appreciate you going left field with the winner as well! I'm not exactly the biggest Cesaro fan. I appreciate he's a great wrestler, but he's always been missing something that truly made me care about him. I wouldn't have blamed you if you went with a McIntyre, Almas, Styles, Balor, Ali, Ricochet or even Orton. I hope you go all out with him and truly make him a star in this.

    Overall, while I was critical of stuff in this show, please don't let that translate to me hating the show mate. I really enjoyed it and it was a good read! I'm really interested in where you go with Cesaro and Banks, Lynch vs Ruby and Kingston vs Bryan was great, Rollins and Rey was really good despite the ending, Dain & Black as SmackDown Tag Champs gets a fuck yeah/10 from me, and despite my criticism of Roman's booking and my burning hatred for Ziggler, I like Shelton getting a push. so yeah. I'll be reading in future sir!

    Gonna give a full response to your review man, as I've got the time and I wanna explain a few things.


    Glad you like the format mate! I get what you mean with the gifs and such, it ain't for everyone. I feel like I had to put them in there to make the show stand out a bit more, if you get me? And I think it helps with the visuals as well, like me & Deco want readers to imagine the moment in their head and I think the gifs help that.

    I'm glad you liked the Women's MITB match, Deco wrote that and I think he did an excellent job with it!


    My vision behind the Hardcore Championship won't be comedy mate! Maybe you'll see some comedy every now and then, but I want to make it a very serious title. I think the 24/7 Championship in real life is a cool concept, but I prefer serious over comedy any day of the week haha!


    I use Grammarly to help out with my grammatical errors, but I think I'm gonna stop using that and just correct things myself cause it's not accurate sometimes.


    Definitely see where you're coming from with Reigns! My thinking behind the build-up to this feud was to make Shelton more of a serious competitor because I think he deserves to be at that top level. I feel like Reigns will get cheered no matter who he feuds, so I may as well put someone in there with him that could benefit from being in the ring with him- if you get me? And LOL at your reaction towards Ziggler, made me laugh mate not gonna lie hahahahaha. He's just one of them guys you either like or you don't init haha!


    With the Joe/Alexander thing, I'm glad you liked that. Now that you mentioned it, I definitely agree with you on the Joe communication thing. It sounds like something a babyface would say, lol. With the X-Division thing, I mentioned it during the build-up- but you ain't read beforehand like you said so it's all good man. One part of the build-up had Joe belittling Alexander for being a Cruiserweight and thinking he could beat Joe, but Alexander had to remind him that Joe was once an X-Division wrestler - so Joe can't forget about where he came from. As for the finisher, Joe has been using the Uranage Slam recently in his matches as a finisher - but I didn't want Alexander to tap out, or for Joe to hit the Muscle Buster.


    Yeah Saxton as a heel commentator was something I did secretly lol, just to even things out on SD because Tom Phillips is my face commentator. But I'm not too fussed when it comes to commentators and such.


    Glad you liked the Daniel Bryan thing... more to come mate- believe me!!


    With the Curb Stomp idea... I'm a bit unsure of whether it should be used as a regular finisher in mine & Deco's BTB. I feel like it's a devastating move because where I'm from, if you stomp someone's head into the ground than that's just disrespect haha. I've also seen what happens when people get stomped in the head in real life, nothing to be taken lightly man. I wanna build that move up as a serious move because from my perspective, it should be more of a serious move. But that's just a me thing mate, it ain't for everyone and I get that. When WWE did ban the move, I was probably one of the only ones who understood why they did.


    I'm with you on the Cesaro thing, I'm hoping to give him that factor that makes you care about him soon enough.


    Honesty is the best policy man, I will take your constructive criticism under consideration for the future mate. Thank you for the excellent review and I'm glad you enjoyed the show bro!!
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    Alright my friend, time to check out this MITB! I am glad you and Deco are back in the swing of things, as you guys always pump out highly enjoyable content. I still go back and read the Six-Man Ladder match from Summerslam in your other thread.

    Great way to kick off the show with the Women’s MITB. I love your use of GIF’s to get across exactly which type of move/story you are trying to tell. This was an all out brawl, everyone gunning for the briefcase, very fun to read through. I am glad you have the MITB to Sasha, as your writing for her building up to this show has been great. Wondering when she will cash it in now.

    Very creative segment here, bringing back the Hardcore title instead of the 24/7. I LOVED this battle royal. Adding in some former veteran Hardcore champions was a great touch too. I marked for Bray coming in, no doubt! Harper winning was great, as I am glad you are putting him to good use. He can be one hell of a brawler, and I am really looking forward to him beating the shit out of everyone while holding the title.

    The Revival going over here was the right call, and now you have legit tag team champions. I would love to see Cornette back managing them like in your old thread, but for the time being, they will make fine tag champions as they are.

    One thing about your thread so far is I am loving you guys using different superstars that have loads of potential but aren’t used correctly in real life-Shelton being a prime example. Awesome match between these two, and great hook at the end with Ziggler attacking Roman. That is definitely a program I can get behind.

    Standard match between these two Women’s tag teams. I was expecting the Iconics to retain here. You can get a ton of mileage out of them as the champions.

    The video package for the US title match was very well done. The match itself was highly entertaining. Cedric did everything he possibly could but fell just short. I really liked you having Joe win with the Uranage instead of his other finishers, showing that he had to pull out all stops to keep the title.
    This was very well booked.

    I really love how you’ve pushed Sanity and added Black into the fold so far. It has been one of the more underrated great things about this thread. Another very well written matchup. I wasn’t expecting Sanity to leave here as the tag champs, but I am pumped up for them to have a nice run with the titles. Just by reading the match, I can’t imagine how much fun it must be to write for Dain and Black.

    Becky was always retaining here, but you did a hell of a job keeping Riott look like a legit challenger here. Riott telling Liv and Logan to fall back was interesting, but it makes sense. Now after busting her ass to retain, she gets Charlotte. Another well booked match, as Charlotte threw everything she had at what must have been a highly exhausted Becky.

    The Kofi-Bryan match was definitely MOTN thus far, but that could change with the MITB and Rollins/Rey match still to come. I loved everything about this match- and really dug Bryan trying to force Kofi to apologize only for Kofi to tell him to go to hell. The ending was fantastic, and this match was really a toss-up for me in terms of who would walk out as Champion. Even in the loss, you’ve kept Bryan looking incredibly strong.

    Rollins/Rey was another insane match, and again I loved the video package beforehand. This PPV just keeps getting better and better man. The dueling chants at the end from the crowd was a great touch too. Rey was never going to win, but you did an awesome job of making it seem like he had the match won on more than one occasion. This has always been a dream matchup for me, and you delivered it to perfection.

    Time for the highly anticipated MITB. Like I stated earlier, I know what you and Deco can do with a ladder match, and once again you guys did not disappoint. So much carnage, crazy spots, insane moves. I am not going to go through each one move for move because it just kept happening! Really, really fun to read. I am glad you are giving Cesaro a shot at the top coming out of the show. I honestly didn’t know who would win, but I wasn’t expecting Cesaro to win, which was great. The unpredictability of the match was probably my favorite part, as I had no idea what was going to happen next, in a good way.

    Overall, this was an awesome PPV from top to bottom. You really have a good grip on how things SHOULD be right now instead of the typical shit we get in real life. That Men’s MITB match is definitely going into my Awards Log. Keep up the great work guys!

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    It has been announced by WWE officials that there will be a trade deal between Raw and SmackDown! One superstar will be heading from Raw to SmackDown, and vice versa. Tune into this week's editions of Raw and SmackDown to find out which superstar has switched brands.

    At the WWE Money in the Bank PPV event, it also was revealed that we would see a US Championship Series tournament with the winner earning a trophy as well as a future title shot for the US title itself.

    The brackets for the upcoming 8-Man Tournament has finally been revealed, as it will conclude at The Great American Bash.

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    May 6, 2019 - U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, Ohio


    We get a video package hyping up the events of Money in the Bank. The cameras then cut to the US Bank Arena as the pyros are going off on the stage, and the Ohio crowd is going absolutely crazy for Raw! We then go over to the announcers table where we see Renee Young, Michael Cole and Corey Graves.

    Renee welcomes us to Monday Night Raw, as we have a huge fall-out of Money in the Bank tonight. Cole says that we will see the 2019 Men's MITB winner in Cesaro having a celebration later on. Graves then says we will also see a huge main event featuring Rey Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles and a mystery superstar who will be arriving from SmackDown to Raw in a trade deal- as the winner of this match will earn a Universal Championship title shot at The Great American Bash!

    CELTIC INVASION

    Cincinnati erupts with a loud pop as the Raw Women's Champion is here! And out comes Becky Lynch to open the show, as The Man walks down the ramp with swagger. However, you can sense the frustration in her eyes as she had unfairly lost the Smackdown Women's Championship at MITB as well. Becky enters the ring wearing an unzipped black leather jacket with "The Man" t-shirt being visible. She grabs a mic as she looks to speak to the fans, who cheer her on to the point where she has to speak over them.

    Becky says that last night, she had one of the best matches of her career against Ruby Riott. She defended her Raw Women's title against Ruby fair and square. She says that she doesn't like Ruby Riott. As a matter of fact... she can't stand her!

    "But at MITB? Ruby gave me a fight that I will NEVER forget about. And I have to give credit where it's due because two weeks ago, Ruby said that we were more similar to each other more than I'd ever know. I laughed in her face. And we certainly ain't friends, and we will NEVER be mates- but at MITB? Ruby.. I might have beat you... but you DID prove me wrong, so fair play to ya!" - Becky Lynch

    The fans immediately cheer. The Man then says that as for losing the SmackDown Women's Championship... but this draws boos from the fans as Becky nods. She says that she ain't making no excuses... but she should STILL be the SmackDown Women's Champion!!!

    "It's tough 'cause I had Charlotte BEAT!!! I made The Queen tap out in the middle of this ring... but then we saw the so called "Lady" stick her claws into business which didn't belong to her. But let me tell you all this... Lacey & Charlotte are LUCKY to be on SmackDown Live. Our paths will cross again... and believe me when I say that the next time I see them? I'm gonna kick the royal crap out of both of them!!!" - Becky Lynch

    More cheers can be heard...

    SKY'S THE LIMIT

    But the crowd EXPLODES with cheers again as it's Boss Time!! And out comes the 2019 Women's Money in the Bank winner to the stage. Sasha Banks comes out wearing a gold jacket with gold shutter glasses as she then enters the ring. She glares at the Raw Women's title on Becky's shoulder, as the fans cheer at the sight of Becky and Sasha in the ring.

    Sasha then says hey Becky... she never got the time to congratulate Becky on her WrestleMania win- but congratulations anyway! She says that if there was anybody who deserved to hold BOTH Raw and SmackDown Women's titles at the same time... then it was definitely you.

    "But you see... you're out here focusing on what happened at MITB. You're focused on Lacey Evans and Charlotte... and I understand why. They screwed you over. That's a big deal. BUT... if there's anybody that you should be worried about?... then it's ME because I've got a ticket which I can use at ANY moment." - Sasha Banks

    Another huge pop can be heard, as Becky begins to laugh in Sasha's face showing no fear. However, Sasha isn't done talking. She then says that Becky can laugh all she wants.

    "But I'm Miss Boss of the Bank! And you even said it yourself. You laughed at Ruby Riott... and she took you to your limits. I respect how far you've come, you headlined WrestleMania and I didn't... so good on you. But I'm just here to remind you... that I want your Raw Women's Championship... and I'll be watching your every move!" - Sasha Banks

    The two women in the ring begin to stare off as the fans immediately begin to erupt. We hear a "Let's go Becky, Sasha Banks!" duel chant as the two women can be heard mouthing off to each other. Becky can be heard confidently saying "I'll be ready for you!" whereas Sasha responds with "You better be!" before exiting the ring, and walking off. Sasha then walks to the back making her intentions clear as Becky looks on.

    The Man stands in the ring alone as she understands that she has another target on her back...

    But someone has just entered the ring!!!

    Becky then turns around due to the fan's reactions..

    AND THE MAN IS NAILED WITH A HUGE KICK TO THE FACE!!!

    Cameras then zoom in on the attacker...

    IT'S REVEALED TO BE MICKIE JAMES!!!

    Instant boos can be heard as Mickie James has just nailed Becky with a huge Mick Kick!! Mickie then grabs the Raw Women's Championship out of Becky's fallen shoulders, before staring it at deviously. She then drops the title on Becky's body before walking to the back, knowing exactly what she wants.

    Renee then says that Mickie has made her intentions very clear, she wants the Raw Women's title!! Graves says that this is a huge return for Mickie, especially seeing as she's definitely a viable threat to Becky Lynch. Cole states that Mickie has made a statement here tonight, and Becky will definitely be gunning for her.


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    Match 1. Heavy Machinery vs. The Usos

    The first match for tonight's Raw was very back and forth as both teams were given the chance to shine. We saw a lot of comedy spots from Heavy Machinery as Otis & Tucker got to showcase their personality, but The Usos weren't having any of it as they looked to gain more momentum. This tag team match came to an end when The Usos hit Otis with a Samoan Splash to gain the victory.

    Winners: The Usos

    We then go backstage, as we see The Lucha House Party. Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado are discussing Metalik's US Championship Series match which will take place tonight.

    "This is your opportunity, and I can't think of anyone who doesn't deserve it more than you! You gotta go out there and prove to the world that you can do this! And who knows, maybe you'll end up fighting me in the tournament!" - Kalisto

    Gran Metalik and Kalisto begin to laugh, as Lince Dorado also joins in- but his laugh doesn't seem as authentic as Metalik and Kalisto's. However... the three men are interrupted by EC3 and Drake Maverick.

    EC3 then asks what do we have here... If it isn't the Mardi Gras Gang! The Lucha House Party look on as EC3 begins to mock the three men.

    "I really don't know why you guys bother showing up with those silly masks. I think it's safe to say that you wear them because none of you guys simply aren't as good looking as me!" - EC3

    Maverick then cheers EC3 on, whilst the three men look on in silence. Maverick then speaks, as he says that he just heard what Kalisto had to say...

    "And you must be selling yourself a dream if you think you'll end up fighting Metalik in the tournament. If The Lucha House Party were really valued- then maybe Lince Dorado wouldn't have been left out in the tournament!!" - Drake Maverick

    Ouch. Shots have been fired as Lince looks to step up to the two men, but Gran Metalik steps in- knowing that this is his fight. He looks at EC3 straight in the eyes and says...

    "E...C...3... I'm gonna kick your ass tonight!!" - Gran Metalik

    The fans can be heard cheering, and EC3 then says we'll see about that as he continues to dismiss Metalik. And the two men then leave with The Lucha House Part looking on - as Metalik looks fired up.


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    We go backstage again in a dark environment, and the fans can be heard cheering loudly as we see the NEW Hardcore Champion in Harper! The Bulldozer has a mallet in his hand, ready for war!

    Harper says that last night - he became the new Hardcore Champion, and it was a good feeling. But the 24/7 rule keeps him on his feet. It keeps him wary of anybody who wants a war. He then reminds us about how he made the save for Daniel Bryan during his Falls Count Anywhere match along with Rowan...

    "But my alliance with Daniel Bryan was temporary, nothing more and nothing less. And I will take on anybody who even thinks about coming for me. I've got eyes everywhere... and if you know what's best for you... then you won't even think about taking this Hardcore title away from me." - Harper

    As Harper finishes speaking...

    The cameras then zoom out to reveal two familiar individuals behind him...

    It's The Ascension!!!

    Harper can hear the loud breathing behind him, as he then begins to smirk. We see a referee standing next to The Ascension, as the ref himself looks very nervous. The champion turns around whilst dropping his title on the ground as Konnor goes for the first shot... and The Ascension begin to beat Harper down! Konnor & Viktor rummage into him with vicious shots to his body and face.

    Konnor then goes for a huge punch to the face of Harper... but Harper sees it coming and he ducks under it!! Viktor then goes to take advantage, only for Harper to kick him in the mid-section. Viktor stumbles as he holds his body...

    AND HARPER HITS A MALLET SHOT TO THE HEAD OF VIKTOR!!

    Viktor goes down, as it's now Harper & Konnor! Konnor goes for a Clothesline but Harper ducks under it again. Both men then turn around...

    MALLET SHOT TO KONNOR'S FACE AS WELL!!!

    The Ascension are BOTH down on the ground, as Harper then turns his attention to the referee. He glares at the ref, but he has no choice but to walk away from the picture as The Bulldozer clearly gives him the creeps. Harper then picks up his Hardcore title and puts it over his right shoulder. He leans his mallet on his left shoulder as he whistles nonchalantly before leaving the scene.

    Match 2. EC3 w/Drake Maverick vs. Gran Metalik w/Kalisto & Lince Dorado - US Championship Series Quarter Finals Match

    The first match of the US Championship Series featured a clash of different styles as we see EC3's physical style and Gran Metalik's high flying meshing together. The match came to an end when Drake Maverick went up on the apron for a distraction only to get attacked by Kalisto & Dorado from behind. This led to a distracted Metalik being hit with a One Percenter by EC3 before EC3 gained the win to advance into the Semi Finals.

    Winner and advancing into the Semi Finals: EC3

    The brackets are then shown for the US Championship Series, as we see that EC3 has advanced and he will take on the winner of tonight's match between Mojo Rawley or Tyler Breeze in the Semi Finals of the tournament!

    We then go backstage again as we see Rey Mysterio to a huge pop from the fans. Mysterio is being interviewed by many reporters who each have their phones out.

    One of the reporter asks Mysterio about his loss at MITB, saying that he came very close to winning but Rollins came out on top. He asks for Mysterio's thoughts on the loss and the sportsmanship that was shown? Mysterio says that the truth is, he couldn't have lost to a better man.

    "I nearly had Rollins beat, but it wasn't enough. Rollins was the better man, and sure- I was upset about not being the Universal Champion. But even though I lost the match, I earned the right to say that I still have it in the ring and nobody can say otherwise!" - Rey Mysterio

    The next reporter asks The Master of 619 about his second opportunity in tonight's main event. She asks how he feels about facing Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and AJ Styles? Mysterio says that he has another chance at redemption.

    "I'm going to make the most of tonight so that I can walk into The Great American Bash with another title shot against Rollins. Those guys that you have just named are hungry, that's for sure. But I'm hungrier than ever to become the champion!" - Rey Mysterio

    However, as Mysterio is set to listen to the next question... the reporters immediately begin walk away from the scene as Mysterio looks confused. He then turns around to see Drew McIntyre standing above him, as The Scottish Psychopath is wearing a chest brace due to last night's brutal Men's MITB Ladder match, as he looks down on Mysterio. He then begins to laugh in his face, before simply walking off as Rey looks on.


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    The cameras go backstage again, but we see Charly Caruso standing next to Tyler Breeze! The fans respond with cheers as Breeze is wearing his old NXT gear with a selfie stick in his hands.

    Caruso says that Breeze has a big chance ahead of him due to his spot in the US Championship Series tournament. She asks him about his mind-set heading into the match with Mojo Rawley. Breeze says that he hasn't had much luck in the WWE yet.

    "But there's only one thing I have on my mind during this tournament- and it's my friend Fandango! He told me that I must win this entire Series for him. Maybe this tournament will change things not just for me, but for him as well! So I'm looking forward to beating Rawley tonight, and getting my mojo back." - Tyler Breeze

    Breeze speaks with confidence, before offering to take a selfie with Caruso. Caruso gets in the picture... only for Mojo Rawley himself to enter the picture as Caruso then walks away. Mojo then says really? This is what is happening?

    "Is this what we are doing nowadays? Taking selfies and being all sorts of embarrassing? You're out here in your fluffy ring gear looking like a sheep.. but you're kidding yourself if you think you're gonna win pretty boy. I'm gonna win this tournament just like I won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33!" - Mojo Rawley

    However, Prince Pretty begins to get serious as he's now in Mojo's face. He then begins to respond. He says embarrassing?

    "This is coming from the same guy who used to run around the building in NXT like he drank 100 cans of Coca Cola. Being a hypeman didn't turn out well for you now, did it?" - Tyler Breeze

    Mojo begins to get pissed off but Breeze isn't slowing down. Breeze says as for him winning the ATGMBR? That happened like a million years ago.

    "But what did you do after that victory apart from turn on your own tag team partner? That didn't go so well either. So keep talking Mojo, 'cause I'm gonna be doing my talking in the ring tonight." - Tyler Breeze

    Breeze then walks off as the fans begin to cheer, but Rawley looks as if he's gonna flip as we go to a break.

    Match 3. Alicia Fox vs. Kairi Sane (w/Asuka)

    Kairi Sane made her entrance with Asuka as Kairi had a chest brace on whereas Asuka also had a neck brace due to the effects of last night's Women's MITB match. But this match featured Alicia Fox being her crazy self, targeting Sane's injuries whereas Sane had to fight like never before. The ending came when Sane hit Fox with an Insane Elbow before covering her for the win!

    Winner: Kairi Sane

    A video package then begins to play, as we see a very familiar face in the wrestling scene.

    "I'm Jordan Myles... and I'm here to make a name for myself!!" - Jordan Myles

    We see Myles smiling and being full of positive energy as he speaks to the camera.

    "I've been wrestling for 12 years, and I don't think I've ever seen anybody with more charisma than me man!! Everywhere I go, I keep a smile on my face - and I know how to light up any room I'm in!!" - Jordan Myles

    Myles is then shown performing in various independent companies as we see his high flying skill set.

    "I grew up in Austin, Texas... and if it wasn't for wrestling - I don't know where I would be! I grew up watching the likes of Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero, high flying superstars with immense talent. I'm looking to bring that same style to the WWE whilst creating some unique offence of my own!!" - Jordan Myles

    And finally, we see Myles wearing a Naruto vest in a locker room with Stephanie McMahon as she shakes his hand and welcomes him to the WWE. He is shown signing a WWE contract.

    "The US Championship Series is gonna be my chance to show what I can do. Everything I worked hard for will come into fruition during this tournament. And believe me when I say that anybody who comes in my way... I'mma go rasengan on their asses!" - Jordan Myles

    The video package then ends with Myles putting his thumbs up and showing lots of charisma as he will be competing in the US Championship Series.


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    We then go back to the U.S. Bank Arena.

    DESTROYER

    A huge mixed reaction can be heard as Samoa Joe's music hits! The US Champion comes out to the stage, looking as serious as ever as he makes his way to the ring with a mic in his hand. The Destroyer then stands in the centre of the ring, as he looks to address the fans- following his victory over Cedric Alexander at the Money in the Bank PPV.

    Joe begins by saying that everybody had witnessed the outcome of what took place at MITB! He told the entire world that he would walk into that event as the champion, and he would walk out as STILL champion after kicking Cedric Alexander to a pulp.

    "But at The Great American Bash.. we will see an entire tournament to see who will earn a shot at my title. It's gonna be intriguing to see- because all you are doing is winning a trophy that will guarantee your death sentence!! However, I wanna know who my opponent is gonna be for TGAB! That is of course... if anybody is even man enough to step into the ring with me after what I did to Cedric Alexander!!" - Samoa Joe

    Fans begin to boo, as Joe then waits for a response. But after a few seconds, nobody comes out. Joe then says that he will stand here all day if he has to wait for someone to challenge him. Who's got the balls to fight him like a man?!

    Joe then continues to wait...

    THE ONE AND ONLY

    And a HUGE pop can be heard in the U.S. Bank Arena as Ricochet's music blasts on the PA system. The One and Only arrives to the stage with a shoulder brace following the brutal Men's MITB match last night, as Joe looks on with a devious look. Ricochet has a mic in his hand, and he talks whilst he walks down the ramp.

    "Why the long face Joe? You're the one who wanted a challenge. You wanted someone with the BALLS to fight you like a man... well here I am!!" - Ricochet

    He then enters the ring, as Joe looks on. Ricochet then says that last night during the Men's MITB match... it was hectic. Everything went down, and it all happened so quickly.

    "I stole the show at MITB along with Ali! I hit my 630 Splash finisher off the Ladder, and onto Cesaro through the announcers table. That was a moment that will be remembered in the history books for years, but it's time to create another moment because you have something I've got my eyes on... and that's the US Championship!" - Ricochet

    Loud cheers can be heard, as Joe then begins to laugh. But that laughter then turns into anger as he begins to question Ricochet. He says that Ricochet & Ali may have stolen the show, but who cares? You didn't go onto win the match so what difference does it make?

    "All you did was take a stupid risk that cost you the goddamn match. It might have been an amazing visual, but it wasn't an amazing outcome! And I've already beaten a high flying punk in Cedric Alexander. So what on EARTH makes you think that you can step up to me?!" - Samoa Joe

    The question is posed as Ricochet nods in approval. He then asks... what makes me think I can step up to you? Ricochet then points to his chest.

    "I KNOW that I can step up to you, because I've got heart! I have more heart than you will ever have. Cedric gave it his all last night. But I'm not Cedric Alexander... I'm Mr. High Fly! I do things in the ring that nobody else can do. And I'm more than ready to accept your challenge for The Great American Bash... so I can go onto become the NEW US Champion!!" - Ricochet

    Ricochet then drops the mic to a HUGE pop from the fans, as his music then begins to blast again- and he walks out of the ring leaving Joe shell-shocked. Cole then says that at The Great American Bash, we will have Ricochet going one on one with Samoa Joe for the US Champion - and that match is going to be huge!!


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    Match 4. The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder - Raw Tag Team Championship Match

    The third encounter between both teams led to a great match, perhaps even better than their WrestleMania and MITB bouts. Hawkins & Ryder attempted to use their quick pace to get the better of The Revival, whereas Dash & Dawson had to counter with a more tactical approach as they tried to target the legs of Hawkins and Ryder. The match came to an end as The Revival nailed a Shatter Machine onto Ryder meaning that their tactics had worked, as Dawson covered him to retain the titles for their team.

    Winners and STILL Raw Tag Team Champions: The Revival

    After the match, the fans begin to boo as The Revival celebrate in the ring on their own - as Hawkins is out on the ground, and Ryder has rolled out of the ring. The two men hold up their titles and begin to cheer each other on...

    But the TitanTron then goes live...

    And we see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to a huge pop!!

    The two men look fired up as The Revival look on. Zayn says that last night at MITB, The Revival became TWO-time Raw Tag Team Champions! He then states that was impressive, watching how they broke down Hawkins & Ryder last night AND tonight.

    "But the truth is, the fact that we weren't even on MITB was a disgrace!! And that's just an insult to mine and Sami's wrestling abilities because we are not only worthy of a PPV spot, but we are MORE than capable of headlining PPV's!!" - Kevin Owens

    The fans then cheer for that, as Owens then says that the Tag Team division has been forgotten about for so long. With The Revival, Hawkins & Ryder in the picture... it has been ignored!

    "You don't have what it takes to bring this division to another level. "No Flips, Just Fists" is a cool motto, but it's not as cool as what we have... because this is the Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn show! And that's why we're challenging you to a match at The Great American Bash... for you to put those Tag Team titles on the line. And THEN we can show the world what tag team wrestling is really about!!" - Sami Zayn

    More cheers are heard, as the fans chant "YES!" over and over again. Wilder & Dawson then begin to whisper to each other, before they each grab mics. Wilder then says that was a cute story...

    "But neither of you are worthy of tying up OUR boots. You guys weren't on MITB because you simply aren't good enough!!" - Dash Wilder

    Ohio begins to boo loudly as Dawson then speaks.

    "And you sure as hell won't be competing at The Great American Bash... not if we have anything to do with it. Because your challenge is... REJECTED!!!" - Scott Dawson

    Damn. The arena begins to erupt with boos as The Revival drop their mics, and they exit the ring with their titles before heading to the back. Owens then says really? Sami then says that The Revival are scared, but Wilder & Dawson continue to walk away as we go to a break.


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    Match 5. Tyler Breeze vs. Mojo Rawley- US Championship Series Quarter Finals Match

    This match has surprisingly been very competitive as we've seen the best from both Rawley & Breeze. We have seen EC3 and Drake Maverick looking on from the backstage area many times to watch this contest. Rawley has been using his rage to try and get the upper hand, and it worked at first - but it has been his downfall multiple times during this bout as Breeze has countered with many technical moves. This comes to a close when Breeze nails Rawley with a Beauty Shot before covering him for the win, to advance in the tournament!!

    Winner and advancing into the Semi Finals: Tyler Breeze

    Cole then states that the first Semi Finals match has been made official as EC3 will take on Tyler Breeze in two week's time with the winner going to the Finals of the US Championship Series!!

    The cameras then pan to the backstage area, as we see Charly Caruso again. She says that her guest at this time is The Phenomenal... AJ Styles!! The fans explode with cheers as we see Styles looking bruised, as he was another man who competed in the hellacious MITB Ladder match last night.

    Caruso then says that AJ had many moments in the Men's MITB Ladder match... but his time on Raw hasn't been the best so far considering his talent. What are you looking to do in order for that to change? AJ then responds, by saying that he had his moments. He came close to winning that match...

    "You say that my run on Raw hasn't been the best, and I accept that. I have to take it upon myself to make a change... and tonight's main event is my chance to that. I am The Phenomenal One!! I know I have what it takes to reach the top again! And..." - AJ Styles

    However, Styles is then interrupted by Baron Corbin to boos from the fans. Corbin then mocks Styles. He says oh, AJ has to take it upon himself to make a change! Oh, it's his time to do that!

    "Do you ever shut up? You couldn't even win the Men's MITB match last night. You might have been at the top before, but that doesn't mean ANYTHING on Raw!!" - Baron Corbin

    Styles then begins to laugh, as he then asks Corbin if that's all he has to say? Because from what he remembers, Corbin was the man that he beat to get into the Ladder match in the first place.

    "And not just that, but the last time you won the MITB briefcase? You failed to cash that briefcase in. And by the way, failed is the key word because it describes your pathetic attempt for a wrestling career!!" - AJ Styles

    Fans can be heard exploding as Styles leaves Corbin speechless...

    BEFORE CORBIN SLAPS STYLES IN THE FACE!!

    This leads to AJ tackling Corbin to the ground as the two men begin to brawl! Officials are then shown getting involved as they split both men away from each other.


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    We see The Riott Squad in the locker room area, with just Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan as they are discussing the outcome of Ruby's MITB match against Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship. Liv states that Logan is out with an injury after training in the Performance Centre.

    "But I still don't get why you didn't want us to come for Becky. After everything she said? After all the times she disrespected you?" - Liv Morgan

    Ruby then looks humble as ever as she responds. She says that she didn't want her or Logan to hurt Becky because she earned her respect last night.

    "Attacking Becky is now off-limits. We've had our rivalry, and it's over. I got a chance for the title, and I lost. But we need to focus on other things as a tag team, especially whilst Logan recovers." - Ruby Riott
    Liv agrees, before stating that that Ruby is correct. But let's forget about MITB because she did great against Becky- and she's proud of her.

    "But maybe those Women's Tag Team titles would look shiny and sweet around our waists?" - Liv Morgan

    The Riott Squad look as fiery and determined as ever as they have made their next step very clear- and now it's time for the main event.

    All superstars have made their entrances as they stand in the ring, along with the Universal Champion himself in Seth Rollins on the commentary table but we are still waiting for the final participant arriving from SmackDown Live and onto the Raw roster...

    NO MORE WORDS

    A HUGE eruption of cheers from the fans can be heard as Jeff Hardy is back on Raw!!! Hardy comes out to the stage with plenty of energy as he makes his way to the ring. The Enigma then enters the ring, as all superstars look on. McIntyre and Corbin don't look fazed at all to see Hardy in the ring, but Styles & Mysterio know that things have just gotten more interesting.

    Match 6. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Rey Mysterio - Winner earns a Universal Championship title shot at The Great American Bash

    This match by far has been the most captivating bout of tonight, going on for 15 minutes so far. We've seen each men shine, but Corbin, Hardy & Mysterio have been more effective with their offense due to Styles & McIntyre's presence in the Men's MITB Ladder match at Money in the Bank as they didn't seem like they were at their best.

    Back to the action, Styles has Corbin set up for a Phenomenal Forearm- and he jumps off the top rope... but Corbin moves out of the way as Styles misses. Corbin then grabs Styles... END OF DAYS TO STYLES!!

    Corbin goes for the cover.

    One... Two...

    BUT HARDY HITS A SWANTON BOMB ONTO CORBIN AND STYLES!! Hardy then picks Corbin up... TWIST OF FATE TO CORBIN!

    Hardy then goes for the cover... and he's going to The Great American Bash with a Universal title shot!!!

    Winner: Jeff Hardy

    After the match, the referee raises Hardy's hand in the air- as Rollins looks on from the commentary table. Hardy turns his attention to Rollins, and he points at Rollins before the champion raises his title as their bout is now official for the next PPV event!!


    >>COMMERCIAL<<


    Finally, the cameras cut back to the ring for our final segment. It's time for the 2019 Men's Money in the Bank winners celebration!!

    SUPERHUMAN

    The fans in Ohio erupt with a LOUD mixed reactions, but mostly cheers can be heard as Cesaro comes out to the stage. The Swiss Cyborg is holding his Men's MITB briefcase in his hand whilst wearing an all black suit and sunglasses. Ohio continues to respond with cheers, to the surprise of the 2019 Mr. Money in the Bank.

    Cesaro says that tonight is meant to be his celebration night... but the truth is? He's not really a man of celebrations because that's not in his nature.

    "I finally grabbed the brass rings in the form of this Men's 2019 MITB briefcase. But with me, what you see is what you get. I'm not even a man of many words. I don't need a gimmick to make me stand out, because I'm simply a man that loves to wrestle!!" - Cesaro

    Cheers can be heard as Cesaro seems to be taken back by the response from the fans. Cesaro then states that he's surprised that the fans are cheering him on... but he appreciates it. He knows they are cheering him because they've been with him from the start and during the entire journey.

    "But let's not jump to any conclusions. I'm STILL a Swiss Cyborg. ANYBODY who dares to come in my way... I will DESTROY them. Because there is not a single superstar who holds a candle to what I do in this ring. There is not a single superstar in the back who is more dominant than ME!!" - Cesaro

    The fans explode with another set of cheers, and it seems as if Cesaro has won the WWE Universe over with his momentum. He drops his mic and holds his briefcase in the air to more cheers...

    INVASION

    But those cheers turn even more louder as familiar music blasts on the PA system...

    "NO WAY... IT CAN'T BE HIM? IT CAN'T BE?!?!" - Michael Cole

    "I THINK IT IS!!!" - Corey Graves



    GOLDBERG IS HERE!!!!!

    Goldberg
    makes his way down the ramp with a serious look on his face, as Cesaro looks on in disbelief. The Myth then enters the ring, as Cesaro clearly can't believe it. Cole says that Cesaro said there was nobody in the back who is more dominant than him, but he might have just said this on the wrong night because Goldberg has arrived!!!

    The two men begin to glare in each other's eyes from a distance, before Goldberg makes the first move by getting in The Cyborg's face. However, Cesaro isn't backing down as he drops his briefcase and the two men continue to stare off as the tension is evident. The fans begin to chant "YES!" loudly due to the possibility of a Goldberg/Cesaro showdown with Raw heading off the air!
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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better

    Before getting into Raw, just wanted to say that I really enjoyed MITB despite not being fully up to date with everything that has been going on. You guys have a really good thread going here.

    Interesting to start off with Lynch, but I enjoyed this opening promo. She looks good in conceding that Riott gave her a good fight and I liked the contrast to her feelings towards Flair and Evans. Banks interrupting makes perfect sense and I’m looking forward to seeing a slow burn here with the cash-in teases. Mickie makes a big impact; I’m not too sure on what’s been going on with her so if this was out of the blue or not, but Mickie has always been great so no issues here with her entering the title picture. Good start to the show here.

    Heavy Machinery are great but The Usos winning is the right call here for me.

    I like the focus given to the US Title Tournament throughout the show, and this backstage segment with Lucia House Party and EC3/Drake was fun. Although not too sure on Metalik saying that he’s going to kick EC3’s ass. EC3 advancing was the right move for me, with Maverick’s help. Just being in the tournament in the first place is a big enough rub for Metalik.

    The Harper/Ascension segment was really fun and it seems that you’re making the Hardcore Title a serious title and not a comedy section; and hard-hitting segments like this one is the way to do it. This should warn people off attacking Harper and I’d really enjoy the story of people being too scared to go after him at any time, even though there is a 24/7 rule. Looking forward to more of this.

    Liking the added hype for the tournament. I can’t say that I’m expecting wonders from Breeze/Rawley and I’m intrigued by the choice to bring Myles straight up and into this spot. It would be an interesting story if he was able to win it in the end.

    Joe/Ricochet feud? Printing money. Really looking forward to this. Although this has potential to be a long running feud but what will happen when the tournament is over and Joe has another challenger to think about? I will pay attention to where you go with this.

    The Revival look absolutely awesome coming out of this segment, given their win and then rejection of the challenge from Owens and Zayn. Another potentially long story coming out of this too, with KO and Sami trying to prove their worth to earn a title shot. Throw The Usos into the mix as well and the tag division looks very promising going forward. This may be my favourite part of the show so far.

    I prefer Breeze much more over Rawley so glad he is advancing here.

    The Six Man was a really fun match and of course the big story here is Jeff Hardy returning to Raw and getting the title shot against Rollins. You’ve got a great match there but what I want to see is how you can build it up, because what happens next could very easily overshadow this match, as it did for this show. I could have perhaps waited to bring Hardy back a week later because the Goldberg return does slightly diminish the importance of what he did here. Another way to do it perhaps could have been for either this or the Cesaro/Goldberg promo to open the show.

    Anyway, onto the big news. If winning MITB wasn’t enough, this has raised Cesaro’s stock even more and this is honestly perfect to me. Cesaro is my favourite wrestler and he’s destined for huge things in this thread. This feud is a great way to keep him moving forwards as he doesn’t need to cash in right away. Genuinely excited to see where this goes next.

    Overall a really good show here. Things are set up really well with the Joe/Ricochet and Cesaro/Goldberg feuds kicking off and the tournament was made to feel like a big deal. Only misstep in my eyes is having the Hardy and Goldberg returns back to back as it did take the shine off of Jeff a bit. Will be reading what’s coming next.




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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better

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    Before getting into Raw, just wanted to say that I really enjoyed MITB despite not being fully up to date with everything that has been going on. You guys have a really good thread going here.

    Interesting to start off with Lynch, but I enjoyed this opening promo. She looks good in conceding that Riott gave her a good fight and I liked the contrast to her feelings towards Flair and Evans. Banks interrupting makes perfect sense and I’m looking forward to seeing a slow burn here with the cash-in teases. Mickie makes a big impact; I’m not too sure on what’s been going on with her so if this was out of the blue or not, but Mickie has always been great so no issues here with her entering the title picture. Good start to the show here.

    Heavy Machinery are great but The Usos winning is the right call here for me.

    I like the focus given to the US Title Tournament throughout the show, and this backstage segment with Lucia House Party and EC3/Drake was fun. Although not too sure on Metalik saying that he’s going to kick EC3’s ass. EC3 advancing was the right move for me, with Maverick’s help. Just being in the tournament in the first place is a big enough rub for Metalik.

    The Harper/Ascension segment was really fun and it seems that you’re making the Hardcore Title a serious title and not a comedy section; and hard-hitting segments like this one is the way to do it. This should warn people off attacking Harper and I’d really enjoy the story of people being too scared to go after him at any time, even though there is a 24/7 rule. Looking forward to more of this.

    Liking the added hype for the tournament. I can’t say that I’m expecting wonders from Breeze/Rawley and I’m intrigued by the choice to bring Myles straight up and into this spot. It would be an interesting story if he was able to win it in the end.

    Joe/Ricochet feud? Printing money. Really looking forward to this. Although this has potential to be a long running feud but what will happen when the tournament is over and Joe has another challenger to think about? I will pay attention to where you go with this.

    The Revival look absolutely awesome coming out of this segment, given their win and then rejection of the challenge from Owens and Zayn. Another potentially long story coming out of this too, with KO and Sami trying to prove their worth to earn a title shot. Throw The Usos into the mix as well and the tag division looks very promising going forward. This may be my favourite part of the show so far.

    I prefer Breeze much more over Rawley so glad he is advancing here.

    The Six Man was a really fun match and of course the big story here is Jeff Hardy returning to Raw and getting the title shot against Rollins. You’ve got a great match there but what I want to see is how you can build it up, because what happens next could very easily overshadow this match, as it did for this show. I could have perhaps waited to bring Hardy back a week later because the Goldberg return does slightly diminish the importance of what he did here. Another way to do it perhaps could have been for either this or the Cesaro/Goldberg promo to open the show.

    Anyway, onto the big news. If winning MITB wasn’t enough, this has raised Cesaro’s stock even more and this is honestly perfect to me. Cesaro is my favourite wrestler and he’s destined for huge things in this thread. This feud is a great way to keep him moving forwards as he doesn’t need to cash in right away. Genuinely excited to see where this goes next.

    Overall a really good show here. Things are set up really well with the Joe/Ricochet and Cesaro/Goldberg feuds kicking off and the tournament was made to feel like a big deal. Only misstep in my eyes is having the Hardy and Goldberg returns back to back as it did take the shine off of Jeff a bit. Will be reading what’s coming next.
    Thank you for your review man!

    Glad the Ricochet/Joe idea went down well. I was worried it wasn't gonna go so well because WWE had already done it in real life, for the actual title - and I had this idea planned way before it was on television but they beat me to the punch. But I guess I have to make things different from how it was in RL.

    As for the Hardy/Goldberg issue, I'm with you on that one man. I actually had Goldberg planned to return at MITB after Cesaro's win, but I changed things up because Banks & Ziggler had just returned at MITB so it would've been a little too much. Now that you mentioned it... I definitely should've had the 6-Man open the show to keep the returns apart.



    That being said... here is the poster I did for The Great American Bash:


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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better

    Okay, I've finally caught up! Man had I fallen behind

    Given there is so much to cover, I'll leave my feedback in terms of things I really enjoyed, and things I think can get better.

    Things I enjoyed
    I said it before, but the formatting is fantastic. Sometimes it's not hugely obvious when we're moving in to something different happening (I've sometimes thought entrance music meant there was an interruption, but it was just a sign that we've moved on to something new) but this is easily one of the nicest BTBs to look at. And not just one of you, either. Both of you have a really slick visual style.

    Sanity has been a huge highlight of this thread. Putting Black with them was a fantastic idea, and I love you struck while they were hot with the tag titles. Excellent.

    The focus on Cesaro and Shelton has also been great. I'm on the fence about the cop-out finish to the Reigns/Shelton match (either make a star out of Shelton or don't, but that middle ground didn't do anything for anyone imo), but the build up was fantastic. Cesaro, though, has been absolutely brilliant. If you're going to push someone, push them. You've done that here. Just goes to show how a little attention on someone goes a long way. The Goldberg feud could be fascinating and not something I've ever seen done elsewhere.

    The stuff with Apollo has been really interesting. That dude has desperately needed a character since he debuted and you're getting there with him here.

    Enjoying everything with the Dream over on NXT. He's coming across like a big deal, and you've immediately made Keith Lee seem important as well (which of course he is, just look at him!)

    The Cedric/Joe angle was a great use of both, and I thought their match at MitB was a great effort.

    I think the best overall angle on here so far is the whole Becky/Charlotte stuff. That segment with Becky back in Dublin and Charlotte talking about the Lita/Trish match was probably my favourite thing you've done in this so far, and to have Becky defend the title straight after a previous title defence was a great way to get the belt off of her. I didn't love the distraction finish (I'll say more on MitB being overbooked in a sec), but I thought Charlotte and Becky came out of the PPV looking really string, which is hard to do.

    The Kofi/Bryan stuff was strong, the hemp ladder was great, and I thought the match was well handled.

    Loving the idea of the US Championship Series. You have so much airtime to fill, something like this is a great use of it.

    Ascension arriving on NXT and losing in the main event made the War Raiders seem like a HUGE deal. NXT in general has had a really fresh, different feel to Raw and Smackdown, and that variety can only be a good thing.

    Things that I think would make this even better
    I gave this feedback in my previous comment, but there's still a lot of "one person talks and someone else interrupts to argue". It happens several times in every show - including in-ring and even backstage - that I go in to every segment waiting for the interruption now. There's so many good bits of storytelling in here, I'd really, really love for this particularly way of building a feud to be toned down. There's a reason why I thought the Charlotte/Becky hype before MitB was so good, and I think it was because it got me excited for the match without a back-and-forth argument (usually featuring a burn, followed by a "oooh" from the crowd).

    Money in the Bank was just too jampacked for me, and I unfortunately got a little burnt out on it. It was GREAT seven/eight match show, but twelve big-time, long, involved, eventful matches and shocks and swerves and everything just became overwhelming for me. After the Kofi match the thought of another title match and a MitB match after I'd already read ten matches made those last two matches hard to get through, and that's a shame because I liked the idea behind them.

    One of the issues for me (alongside there just being too many matches) was that too much happened, and it meant things stopped landing with me as hard as they could be. We had a surprise Sasha Banks return, a MitB Ladder match, a Tag Title change, a Battle Royal featuring surprise appearances from Al Snow and Hardcore Holly, a surprise appearance from Mick Foley, the announcement of the 24/7 rule, the first appearance of The Fiend (I think?), controversy in the Shelton/Roman match, surprise return of Dolph Ziggler, and surprise appearance of Vince announcing single brand PPVs... in the first quarter of the show! Pacing is a really dull part of BTB writing, but it matters, unfortunately.

    Also, and this one is just to Deco, I'm loving what you're doing with NXT and there's so much potential, but a small barrier for me is in the tense of the writing style. Again, it's dull as dishwater, but making the sentences really snap off the page goes a long way to conveying these really cool ideas you have. Take this sentence from the Kendrick/Dream match a couple of weeks back:

    "Dream would have Kendrick in the corner and would run at him looking for a stinger like splash but Kendrick would get his boots up and would stick them into the face of Dream- stunning him for a moment"

    If you just remove all the references to "would" and make it present tense, it immediately reads a lot better: "Dream has Kendrick in the corner and runs at him looking for a Stinger Splash, but Kendrick gets his boots up and sticks them in to the face of Dream, stunning him for a moment." What you're trying to say is really great; if you can tighten up your sentence structure it suddenly lands way better.


    But overall, this is a really good effort, and given you're still early on (three shows a week are a bitch, huh?!) you've done a lot of great stuff to set up your own direction and hint at what things might look like when you're truly in your groove. I hope you take the feedback as it was intended - someone who is a big fan of what you're doing and offering thoughts on how it can get even better.

    I'll try to do a better job of following in real time in the future! KUTGW!

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    Re: Deco & Skeng Present: WWE Bigger, Badder & Better

    Thank you so much Keef, and everyone else for the feedback! It's really appreciated and it's a good feelling knowing that someone has taken time out of their day to read something that you have created and in the main, have enjoyed it too. Thank you!

    Feedback is definately noted as well for sure, and as we go along we will adapt and work on the things that need working on. One thing I will say though- Some of the things that seem like a WWE thing to do and is more of a negative, like for instance when we first started this booker- the first Raw's and Smackdown's were simliar because we wanted to keep the feel of a WWE struggling and at a low point so we could use it as part of a bigger idea for change and so some of that has remained and will hopefully fizzle out as the booker moves forward.

    Really pleased that NXT is coming across different to Raw/Smackdown too.

    As for the feedback on the matches for me Keef, I definately see what you're saying bro and I agree! I think I'm writing it from a point where it's already happened and I'm telling you what happened- rather then it just happening at the time and you reading like you're watching the match if that makes sense? I'll work on it and change it up!

    Thank you again to everyone supporting us, means a lot! :D Smackdown and NXT to drop soon.


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