It is loopy occasions and, as a result of WWE remains to be placing on reveals each week, meaning loopy wrestling occasions. emanates from WWE’s company headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The 2 Cash within the Financial institution matches — one for the fellows, one for the gals — won’t be the standard ladder matches, however as a substitute races from the underside of WWE HQ to the roof. And these matches will occur on the similar time.
This has the potential to be an exceptional automobile crash. Fortunately, there’s some extra customary fare occurring elsewhere on the cardboard as Drew McIntyre defends his new WWE Championship in opposition to Seth Rollins.
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Cash within the Financial institution matches
Oh boy. Right here we go.
Drew McIntyre defeats Seth Rollins
Drew McIntyre’s first WWE Championship protection is a hit. He pinned Seth Rollins after a Claymore Kick. After the match the 2 shook fingers.
These two labored a main-event model match as if they have been in an enviornment with a full crowd. It was actually harm by the shortage of an viewers on account of that, but it surely all labored as much as a superb closing jiffy. A lot of enjoyable counters and stiff kicks, together with McIntyre reversing a tree of woe right into a top-rop German Suplex, main as much as McIntyre kicking out of a Curb Stomp earlier than getting the win through Claymore.
Ranking: 3.75 stars.
Braun Strowman beats Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt got here out as Bray Wyatt, not The Fiend. From that time on, it was pretty positive that Strowman could be profitable this match.
And what a match it was. This was extra like Bray Wyatt versus The Miz than The Fiend versus Daniel Bryan when it comes to match high quality. That’s to say… not good. It was a effective wrestling match punctuated by wacky moments, with puppets from the Firefly Enjoyable Home popping as much as encourage Wyatt.
Wyatt would get just a few close to falls, together with after a Sister Abigail. Finally, Strowman placed on the outdated masks he used to put on when he was a part of the Wyatt Household. Bray thought this meant a return residence, so to talk, but it surely was a ruse. Strowman surprises him with a powerslam and will get the pin. The story is that Strowman beat Wyatt at his personal sport, profitable mindgames. Lame.
The story is certain to proceed with Wyatt taking Strowman on as The Fiend at a future present.
Ranking: 1.5 stars. Swing and a miss.
Bayley retains SmackDown Ladies’s Championship
Bayley beat Tamina by countering a Samoan Drop with a Crucifix pin. Tamina had Bayley beat however, being a dumb babyface, determined to chase Sasha Banks across the ring as a substitute of pinning Bayley.
Lengthy match for a weak challenger. Tamina labored exhausting, but it surely’s exhausting purchase that she’d be the one to finish Bayley’s lengthy title reign. Spotlight of the match was a candy counter that noticed Bayley reverse a superkick right into a leglock. The one drawback was that Bayley seemingly would not know any precise leglocks — she had Tamina in a bizarre mixture of an ankle lock and a knee bar, with Corey Graves scrambling to clarify how the submission is not actually in. However a lot of the viewers will not know higher or care, so it was a cool spot.
Ranking: 2 stars.
Bobby Lashley pins R-Reality
R-Reality makes his was to the ring rapping his entrance, beckoning the nonexistent crowd to “make some noise.” R-Reality is so nice.
MVP comes down for his or her match however, after some bickering between MVP and Reality, Bobby Lashley enters and says he’ll take MVP’s place.
After a brief match, Bobby Lashley kills R-Reality with a spear.
Ranking: Squash match. R-Reality doing his entrance with no crowd was enjoyable, although.
New Day retain SmackDown Tag Titles
After a enjoyable match, The New Day efficiently defended their gold when Huge E pinned Gran Metalik after a Huge Ending. It was a deadly 4 match pitting The New Day in opposition to Lucha Home Occasion, The Forgotten Sons and John Morrison and The Miz.
The match had some flaws — some spots have been a contact sloppy, simpler to note with no crowd to distract, and you may generally see guys ready round ready for his or her flip within the dance — however all eight wrestlers labored tremendous exhausting. The match ended up being entertainingly chaotic, with groups tagging out and in and many artistic teamwork.
There was an odd second in direction of the tip when Jaxson Rikker interfered and Michael Cole famous that the ref cannot do something as a result of it is a no disqualification match. Then the ref proceeded to eject Rikker.
Ranking: Three stars.
Kickoff Present outcomes
Jeff Hardy defeated Cesaro with a Swanton Bomb. It is Hardy’s first match after returning — so why was it on the Kickoff Present? Who is aware of.