Tonight, we have a full night ahead of us and here are some of the advertised matches/segments that we have. First, we have Dolph picking out the stipulation for his match against Drew that will take place at Extreme Rules. Then we have a champion vs champion match that will see Asuka take on Bayley after Bayley's friend Sasha fought her last week. We also have 2 tag matches setup for tonight with The Big Show teaming with the Viking Raiders to face off against Randy Orton, Andrade and Angel Garza. In the 2nd tag match, we have a returning Rey Mysterio teaming up with Aleister Black against Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy. It should be a good show.
If you like to look at the rumor sheets, like I do, you will know there is speculation that Heath Slater will appear tonight after being fired on black Wednesday., April 15th, when the WWE let go of more than 25 wrestlers and backstage personal. In addition, we also have a rumor that WWE will unveil a new US title belt tonight. Here we go!
The show opens up with Phillips announcing the champion vs champion match for tonight. Then they announce the tag matches that we have tonight as well.
Drew's music hit and he comes out to the ring, once he gets into the ring, he calls for a mic. He goes through a bunch of different stipulations that Dolph could pick and says it doesn't matter what he picks, because he will still be the champ at the end. Dolph's music hits and he comes' out to the top of the ramp, and Dolph says that everyone will find out the stipulation…. at Extreme Rules. They go back and forth with their accomplishments and then Dolph says that Drew has turned his back on a lot of people during his time in the WWE. Dolph brings out Heath Slater as one of the people that he has left behind. Heath goes on to say that he was so happy for Drew when he won the title off Brock and he even cried, and this could be the first time his kids ever seen him cry… He said when you were released those years ago, I called you every day when that happened… where were you for me when it happened in April… Heath coming out here spitting fire and this is such a great promo. He ends it with, I was there for you, but you weren't there for me. Heath is here to take the opportunity that Drew said he would give him on The Bump before he got released… that Heath would have a shot at his title. Drew says he doesn't want to fight him…. Heath pushes him then slaps him and says, what about now?We will get Drew vs Heath for the title tonight!!!!
The match starts right after we come back from commercial. Heath attacks Drew…. He takes off his shirt and then BOOOOM he gets hit with a Claymore!!!! 1, 2, 3. Drew is the winner.
After the match, Dolph and Heath get into it and Heath was defending himself tonight…. After that Drew comes out and saves Heath from Dolph.
Drew goes over and helps Heath up and they embrace… what a send off for Heath in WWE.
We go into the back and see Sasha and Bayley about to get interviewed and say, why should we talk to you when we can go talk to the world.
We come back from commercial to Sasha and Bayley in the ring, they are coming out here just waste time calling themselves Bayley dos straps and Sasha two belts then Sasha three shows and Bayley three brands… blah blah blah… Then Bayley does this stupid thing she has been doing the last couple of weeks with this ding dong… ugh just shut up and wrestle already, no one wants to hear you talk.
Thank God Asuka came out… she starts talking in Japanese and just goes on and on, its great. When she starts speaking again, she goes Two Belts Banks, Sasha lmao… you are not good at one… Asuka then says Banks since you are not wrestling…. Bayley interrupts and says Sasha is ready for anything…. Out comes Kairi Sane and we are going to have a match.
Come back and the match has begun… Sasha takes advantage early in the match and is pandering to the crowd thinking they actually want her to win. Sane turns the tables and is getting some offense in. We got some great action between the two and its going back and forth. After Sane throws Banks to the outside she hit her into Bayley and they head to commercial. We come back to Banks having control of the match again. Bayley being annoying on the outside while Banks is still in control. Some great action back and forth and this match is getting a lot of time, as it deserves. From the rumors out there, this could be Sane's last match in WWE. Lots of false finishes but no finishing moves have been hit yet, and what a move by Sane to get Banks into an altered version of a boston crab and before Sasha could tap, Bayley interrupted. After the match a melee ensues and it finishes with Sane hitting the insane elbow off the top rope onto the outside and gets both Bayley and Banks.
Next up we got the KO show with special guest, Seth Rollins.
We head into the back and see Aleister Black, with a Mysterio mask on, in the back on the floor after being attacked by Buddy Murphy… Rollins walks over and goes, it's a damn shame.
Then we come back to the Viking Raiders in the back holding a bowling ball with the Big Show, and Big Show is focused tonight even though he likes to have fun. The Viking Raiders say they have their own 5 second pose and the Big Show interrupts it with a palm strike to Erik, so Aybar laughs, and Big Show gives him one as well.
Now we are at the KO show and he starts with based off who my guest is, its better to get these out of the ring. He throws all 3 chairs onto the floor and breaks 2 as he does it. He calls Rollins a pretty giant piece of trash even though he calls himself the Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins. Seth says, what have you done, I came out here to thank you for inviting me out here. Rollins asked about his ankle and KO says that it feels better than your ego, doesn't it? KO gives a gift to Rollins to commemorate the WrestleMania moment that they created together, and Seth dismisses it and tosses it to Murphy. He doesn't give a damn about you or your show, he came out here to address the medically cleared Rey Mysterio… and challenges Rey for a match at Extreme Rules…. Rollins extends an olive branch to KO and said you might benefit more from fighting with me, than against me. Maybe you should fight for the greater good… Rey Mysterio interrupts and comes out and accepts the challenge for the match at Extreme Rules. As the match tonight… who is Rey's partner going to be since Black is MIA. KO tells Seth, that he will never fight by your side… but I will fight by Rey's side any day of the week… Tonight's match is now Rey/KO vs Rollins/Murphy… winner picks the stip for Rey's and Seth's match at the PPV.
Murphy attacks KO from behind and a brawl ensues… this leads us into a commercial and we come back to the match taking place now. Rey is taking it to Murphy in the corner and has control of the match until Murphy reveres the irish whip into a sunset flip. Rey keeps taking to Murphy as he throws him to the outside and into the plexiglass. Rey tags KO in and now KO is taking it to Murphy… KO is taunting Rollins while dominating Murphy for the time being. Murphy finally gets a reversal then a tag and now Seth is in and going against KO. As soon as Rey gets a tag back in, Rollins like the coward that he is and tags Murphy back in. Rollins is trying to goat Dominick into attacking him so they can get the win but instead he goes after Dominick's eye as we head to commercial. We are going back and forth with both wrestlers getting action in and once Rey gets the tag, Rollins runs again. Rollins goes to attack Dominick again and before he could do anything Black comes out and prevents it… When the refs back is turned, Dominick goes after Murphy's eye and changes the entire complexion of the match. Rey hits the 619 then gets on the top rope and hits the frog splash for the victory!!! Rey will get to pick the stip for their match at Extreme Rules.
Rey grabs a mic and announces that the stipulation for the match will be an eye for an eye match... Rey says he will pull Seth's eye out with his bare hands and Rollins is in shock… KO looked at Rey like he was insane… it was great.
We have Charlie in the back with MVP and Lashley in the back… Crews is out of action for a while because of the attack last week, and they say the future of the US championship is Ballin!
Come back from commercial to Lashley's music and him and MVP coming out to the ring. MVP will be challenging Apollo Crews at Extreme Rules for the US title. MVP is out here talking about Crews burning bright and quick… And the belt…. Is… eh… Lashley said MVP is now the champion…. But no, he's not.
Ricochet and Alexander come out and interrupt and then get into the ring and start going after Lashley and MVP. Its great to see them back in action. We come back to a tag match with MVP still in his suit. This match is going strong and we are seeing Ricochet and Alexander get some offense in against Lashley until Lashley throws Ricochet off the apron into the plexiglass/barrier. Since then MVP and Lashley are in control and Ricochet is taking a beating from both of them. Lashley is manhandling Ricochet and I feel bad for him… Ricochet is finally able to make a tag and Alexander takes it right to MVP then takes Lashley out at the ankle's and then Lashley gets in and spears Alexander out of his shows and picks up the pin for the victory.
We head to the back, and see Andrade in the back with Vega and Garza… Flair comes over and says if we don't do what we need to we will all have to answer to Orton… and he shows up. He says if you do anything to prevent me from getting The Big Show, that he will personally introduce them to the Legend Killer.
Charlie is interviewing the Kabuki Warriors and they really don't say much except that Asuka will beat Bayley tonight and they are challenging Sasha and Bayley to a Tag Team Championship match next Monday.
Next, we have the 6-man tag match with Big Show coming out first, then the Viking Raiders. Then we have Andrade and Garza come out with Orton finishing it up as the last man out. We start the match with The Big Show starting against Garza. The Big Show gives Garza such a slap across his chest that even Orton felt it on the other side of the ring. Getting the weekly occurrence of Garza and Andrade bickering. Orton getting involved in the storyline telling Garza to get his ass together and he won't hesitate to put him in the dirt. Great match between everyone involved. Big Show and Orton jawing at each other while Garza is taking it to Erik. Finally we see Andrade and Garza on the same page after Garza getting his ass handed to him by Orton.. Big Show had the punch lined up on Andrade and Orton tried to come in and get the RKO out of nowhere on Show… which was enough to distract to which led to Andrade getting the Big Show into a sleeper hold.Show tags in Aybar and then things get crazy from there… Vikings go for the Viking experience but Andrade prevents it and Orton did a blind tag, who hits Erik with an RKO and picks up the victory.
New we get Billie Kay and Peyton Royce in the back making fun of Ruby Riott again, saying that she has no friends… and they claim Liv is not returning her calls at all… Ruby calls them dumbasses as she comes up from behind Billie Kay.
Then we get MVP talking to Cedric in the back about being impressed by Cedric and takes guts to stand up to him and Lashley. Hes trying to convince him to come over and join them.
We come back to Flair talking to Orton in the back and Truth comes in and bumps into Orton and Orton was ready to kill him… Then Truth runs away and Orton sends Tozawa in the wrong direction… interesting
Now we get Kay vs Riott and Riott starts it off by stepping on Royce's hands lol kinda hilarious. Kay gets a big boot in and it leads to a 2 count. Billie Kay is actually doing some wrestling moves, which is surprising… Ruby's hair gets ripped out and was taking it to Kay until Peyton gets involved and costs Ruby the match…. Kay is waiving the hair around and showing it off.
Back to Sasha and Bayley in the back, with Sasha holding the SD belt and she asks Banks for it back. They accept the challenge and we will have the champion vs champion match next.
We get Nikki Cross at ringside with security trying to get rid of her until the announce team says she is good. Bayley and Banks come out and Banks starts going after Cross and it gets her crazy… Cross is cheering for Asuka once her music hits. Cross is great on commentary. She is making the segment and the match hasn't even started yet.
And now 3 minutes into the match and the segment is ruined as Bayley attacks Cross and Cross is taken away by security as she tries to attack Bayley. We have some great back and forth action between Asuka and Bayley with a couple of near falls mixed in there. Both Banks and Sane are keeping to the outside and not getting involved, as of yet. Bayley is taking it to Asuka and Joe says Bayley is serving it up, so she gets on the mic and says she's serving it up and acts like she is eating… to which Sasha comes over as well. We come back from commercial with Bayley taking it to Asuka and goes for a pin to which we get a 2 count. The Bayley continues to do moves within the ropes and takes it to the 4 count every time. Asuka is now getting some offense in and takes Bayley to a 2 count, but Bayley reverses until Asuka nails Bayley with a huge spinning back fist. Then does a hip attack to knock Bayley to the floor. Going back and forth with near falls from both sides with Asuka being in charge until Bayley reversed it and hit Asuka on the outside. Bayley hits Sane, Sane tries to get in, Bayley throws Asuka into Banks knee, hits the Bayley to Belly and Asuka kicks out…. Wow. Bayley gets scared shitless by Cross as she comes up to the Plexiglass and starts banging it as Bayley gets right to it and causes Bayley to go back into the ring… Asuka puts Bayley into the Asuka lock, Bayley almost taps and then Asuka pins Bayley for the victory! What a great match to end the show.