Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vince McMahon Reportedly Threatens to Sue Brock Lesnar

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar had initially been advertised for last week’s edition of “Monday Night Raw,” just after the “Fastlane” pay-per-view. He and his advocate Paul Heyman were set to address Roman Reigns’, the No. 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

However, a backstage argument between Vince McMahon and Lesnar reportedly got incredibly heated, and ultimately led to Lesnar having his appearance canceled. The “Beast Incarnate” walked out of the arena, and WWE was forced to re-write its main event. The argument was said not to involve anything from creative, but purely financially.

According to F4WOnline, the confrontation between McMahon and Lesnar almost turned physical. Dave Meltzer reports there was a lot of shouting back and forth between the two in public. There was concern from several that McMahon would be physically outmatched by Lesnar if it turned into a fight, but nothing ultimately occurred.

He also noted McMahon was approached as to whether the argument would change any plans regarding the WrestleMania main event, which was met with assurance it would not. It is said McMahon is not worried about Lesnar no-showing the biggest pay-per-view of the year, because the company could easily sue the champion for breach of contract.

Lesnar appeared at UFC 184 Saturday night and reportedly met with Dana White. His last contracted appearance for WWE is the “RAW” after WrestleMania, and it is known he has several suitors in the MMA world.

Editor’s Note

Ugly, ugly situation, which likely means he’s on his way out. Will they throw him under the bus once more?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Brock Lesnar Appears Cageside at UFC 184 Event

As if the rumors of current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar jumping to the Ultimate Fighting Championship following WrestleMania 31 weren’t strong enough, an appearance at a UFC show on Feb. 28 has now added fuel to the fire.

Lesnar appeared cageside at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, stirring the pot for a possible return to the company.

When asked why Lesnar was in attendance, UFC President Dana White said with a smile on his face, “I don’t know [why he’s here.]” (per Yahoo Sports)

Lesnar reportedly walked out of “Monday Night Raw” on Feb. 23 in Nashville after a dispute backstage with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, although it was later revealed that he did not fly home.

He’s currently scheduled to defend his championship against Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 31.

Editor’s Note

It’s looking more and more likely that Lesnar will be stepping back in the octagon at some point in 2015 or 2016. This makes the outcome at WrestleMania 31 all the more obvious, no?

Information on Rey Mysterio Working Independent Circuit

After a lengthy contractual dispute, which even involved a legal battle, Rey Mysterio and WWE parted ways on Thursday, Feb. 26. Following the news, reports surfaced about Mysterio likely returning to the AAA lucha libre wrestling promotion, which also houses the “Lucha Underground” television series. Additionally, Mysterio was said to be commanding a lot of money on the independent circuit. 
F4WOnline has published a report with the latest in regards to Rey Mysterio working the independent circuit, now that he is no longer contractually tied to WWE. According to the website, Mysterio is reportedly asking around $20,000 American per appearance on the independent scene.
If the reported price figure is true, it appears that Mysterio has no problem finding takers. The former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion has already been advertised to appear for the 4 Front Wrestling promotion, abbreviated 4FW, based out of the United Kingdom. Mysterio is slated to appear at a show for the promotion on Sunday, July 19, according to a post on its website.

Backstage Information on Rey Mysterio’s WWE Departure

Rey Mysterio has left World Wrestling Entertainment, according to online reports.

Reports first surfaced on social media, where several fans noticed the former World Heavyweight Champion’s profile had been moved to the alumni section of the company’s website.

Mysterio hasn’t featured on WWE television since the night after WrestleMania 30 and is reported to have been in a long contractual dispute with the company. In August 2014, it was said Mysterio had a ‘handshake agreement’ with WWE COO Triple H that would see the two sides go their separate ways. During the same month, it was widely speculated that Mysterio intended on joining the Mexican AAA promotion, with a teaser video even airing at the end of the company’s ‘TripleMania’ event.

Neither WWE or Mysterio have offered official comment on the situation.

As previously reported, it was announced by WWE on Thursday, Feb. 26, that Rey Mysterio is no longer contractually tied to the company. The announcement came shortly after Mysterio was slyly moved to the Alumni section of 

Following Rey Mysterio’s WWE departure, PWInsider has provided an update on the situation, with some backstage information. According to the website, Rey Mysterio did not cut a deal with WWE to terminate his contract. Instead, Mysterio’s WWE contract simply expired at some point in the last couple of days.

The three-time World Champion is expected to draw in a lot of interest on the independent circuit, while also commanding a lot of money. Konnan, a long-time friend of Mysterio, has been helping Mysterio cut deals with a number of promotions. Announcements may very well come as soon as Friday, Feb. 27. At one point, a big announcement regarding Mysterio leaving WWE was planned, but with news getting out on Thursday, those plans likely fell through.

For these appearances, Mysterio will likely not be wrestling. Instead, they will likely be autograph signings and other non-active public appearances.

In regards to Mysterio possibly joining “Lucha Underground,” which Konnan is part of, no deal between the two sides has been signed just yet. However, the two sides are expected to work together, with Mysterio’s return matches being for the AAA lucha libre promotion and its television series. Mysterio is rumored to be coming to “Lucha Underground” as the person who introduced Konnan to Prince Puma, one of AAA’s champions.

Mysterio’s first event with AAA will reportedly be the March 15 “Rey De Reyes” show. The promotion recently announced a press conference for next week, which may very well be about Mysterio’s return to AAA.

Editor’s Note

With Mysterio finally free from WWE, expect to see some news regarding his future in the coming days or weeks. He will be able to rake in the money on the independent circuit; that’s for sure.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Impact Wrestling – February 27, 2015 Results

Impact Wrestling
Date: February 27, 2015
Location: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Attendance: 3,300
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Taz

It’s off to England now after two pretty solid shows in Scotland. The main story coming out of last week is MVP earning a World Title shot by winning the gauntlet match, even though it was more of a group effort from the Beat Down Clan. Other than that we have the continuing story of Bram vs. Magnus, which should pick up again here in England. Let’s get to it.

We open with a recap of the gauntlet match with Kurt Angle almost surviving the entire BDC but finally getting caught at the end.

Here’s Kurt Angle who doesn’t waste any time in calling out Lashley. Kurt says Lashley doesn’t have to respect him, but he needs to respect the title. Last week Lashley didn’t do anything to help him in the gauntlet match, but Lashley rightly says that wasn’t his fight. Therefore tonight, it’s MVP vs. Lashley and Angle won’t be there to help him. Lashley doesn’t want his help because it’s his own fight. Angle says he won’t help him and leaves.

Lashley is about to do the same but the Beat Down Clan interrupts. Joe says the BDC doesn’t need luck because tonight, the Clan’s MVP will win the title by any means available. MVP says no one has Lashley’s back, so tonight the Clan gets its belt back.

Mr. Anderson/Rockstar Spud vs. Tyrus/Ethan Carter III

Anderson does his intro and Spud gets in a quick intro of his own. Tyrus reluctantly reveals his shaved head and no sells a right hand to the face from Anderson. Mr. hammers away in the corner before it’s off to Spud for more of the same. A bite to the head only makes Tyrus mad though and he plants Spud with a World’s Strongest Slam. Spud misses an elbow from Carter and makes the hot tag to Anderson, who hits a pretty bad looking neckbreaker for two on the big man.

The fans chant for Spud as Tyrus hits Anderson low and slows things down. Back to Carter for some right hands in the corner. I’m so glad his arm injury hasn’t kept him out of the ring for too long. Carter is way too good to be on the sideline that long. Tyrus slams Anderson down but completely misses a Vader Bomb, allowing for the tag to Spud. An Underdog (Dudley Dog) drops Tyrus and Anderson adds a low blow and the Mic Check, allowing Spud to get the pin at 7:00.

Result: Rockstar Spud/Mr. Anderson b. Tyrus/Ethan Carter III – Spud pinned Tyrus after a Mic Check from Anderson (7:00)

We recap the formation of the Trio, which led to the Beat Down Clan and helped Lashley beat Eric Young for the World Title.

Here’s Taryn Terrell to address Awesome Kong. Kong may have made her intentions clear, so get out here so Taryn can do the same thing. Instead here’s Gail Kim to tell Taryn how tough Kong is. If Taryn thinks Havok was tough, think about what Kong did to her. Taryn knows what she wants and is ready for Kong anytime. Kim leaves and the lights go out. Kong is in the ring and shrugs off everything Taryn throws at her before planting her with the Implant Buster.

The BDC throws the camerman out of their meeting.

We look at the BDC helping Lashley win the World Title back in January and then attacking Lashley just two weeks later.

Austin Aries might have a surprise for us tonight and holds up the briefcase.

Chris Melendez/Brooke vs. Robbie E./Angelina Love

Robbie gets in a cheap shot on Chris but gets hammered down and suplexed for two. Off to Brooke vs. Robbie with E. mocking her with Karate Kid crane poses, allowing Love to sneak in with some shots to the back. Some dropkicks send Love over to tag E. but eats a flapjack first. DJZ offers a distraction though, allowing E. to shove Brooke off the top for the pin at 3:26.

Result: Robbie E./Angelina Love b. Chris Melendez/Brooke – Shove off the top rope (3:26)

Carter tries to go into Spud’s locker room to shave his head but Anderson makes the save after a break. Tyrus ran in to help out his boss.

Gunner wants to know why Angle is leaving but Kurt says Lashley doesn’t want him around. That’s not enough for Gunner who wants the old Angle back. He slaps Kurt in the face but nothing comes of it.

Here’s Austin Aries with something to say. He’s thinking about cashing in this Feast or Fired briefcase tonight, but here’s Samoa Joe to interrupt. Joe isn’t going to allow Aries to cash in the case tonight because he can have trained assassins on him at any given moment. Aries wants to know where the old Joe has gone and a challenge is thrown out. Joe says bring it so Aries dives through the ropes to take him down.

Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe

Joined in progress after a break with Aries hammering away in the corner. Joe is too big to have his brain busted though and sends Aries out to the floor. Back in and Joe stomps away before driving a knee into Aries’ ribs.  They slug it out with Aries getting the better of it, only to eat a running boot to the face and the backsplash for no cover.

We hit the bearhug on Aries for a bit before Aries low bridges him to the floor. A big top rope ax handle nails Joe but the brainbuster still doesn’t work. Aries escapes the Muscle Buster and hits some discus forearms to set up the Last Chancery. I’d buy that hold as more of a threat if it ever won anything. Cue Kenny King with the briefcase for a distraction, allowing Joe to put on the Clutch. Aries sends him face first into the case and hits a 450 for the pin at 7:55.

Result: Austin Aries b. Samoa Joe – 450 Splash (7:55)

The BDC comes in post match and puts Aries on the table. Low Ki hits the double stomp to Aries’ ribs but the table doesn’t break all the way. Instead, Joe adds a running backsplash to really send Aries through the wood.

Lashley says MVP has to go through him to win the title.  He doesn’t need Angle’s help either.

MVP praises Eric Young for injuring Roode last week. Young thinks there’s a hole in his heart and he has to fill it in with revenge. MVP suggests getting some of that revenge on Lashley for taking his World Title last year.

Noam Dar vs. Rampage Brown

Both guys are from British Boot Camp but before they can get very far, Bram comes in to beat up both guys with Impaler DDTs at 0:54.

Result: Noam Dar vs. Rampage Brown went to a no contest when Bram interfered (0:54)

Bram wants Magnus out here right now but he gets Grado instead. Grado dances down and gets in Bram’s face, only to get run over with ease. The third implant DDT puts Grado down again but there’s no Magnus.

TNA World Title: MVP vs. Bobby Lashley

Lashley is defending and runs him over to start before hitting a running clothesline in the corner. Some more clotheslines set up a delayed vertical suplex as it’s all Lashley so far. MVP bails to the floor but the rest of the BDC tries to interfere, earning then ejections as we take a break. Back with MVP sending him into the steps for two and kicking the champ in the back.

Kenny King and Samoa Joe are still at ringside for a stomping as I guess only half of the team was ejected. Back inside and MVP stomps away even more but both guys collide to put them down again. Lashley charges into the corner and plants MVP with a spinebuster for two. MVP tosses him with a suplex but misses the Black Out.

A spear drops MVP but the referee is bumped as well. Cue Eric Young with a chair to Lashley’s back but Bobby Roode comes out to break up a piledriver attempt. Young is gone so Lashley hits a powerslam on MVP, but the BDC breaks up the pin again. Cue Gunner to take out Joe, allowing MVP to hit the Play of the Day on Lashley for two. MVP grabs a chair but Drew Galloway takes him down, allowing the spear to retain Lashley’s title at 15:45.

Result: Lashley b. MVP – Spear (15:45)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Smackdown – February 26, 2015 Results

Date: February 26, 2015
Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Byron Saxton
Wrestlemania is creeping up on us and you can see most of the card from here. The main story coming out of Monday was Randy Orton rejoining the Authority for about two and a half hours but ultimately turning back against them. For some reason he let Seth Rollins off easy, which likely won’t be addressed tonight. Let’s get to it.
Opening sequence.
Here’s Daniel Bryan to open things up. The fans chant YES but Bryan shouts NO for a change. That’s what he said a few years ago when he was frustrated at the lack of opportunities. He was wrong though, because the fans were in his corner. The fans gave him the opportunity to climb the ladder to the top and he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestlemania XXX. He had to give it up due to injury, but then he had another chance to get it back at Fast Lane.
However, he failed and there’s no Wrestlemania main event this year. Without that motivation, does that mean the YES Movement is dead? NO it does not! He won’t back down because he has big plans this year. Before he can get those out though, here’s Bad News Barrett to interrupt.
No one wants to hear Bryan’s sob story because losers like Bryan don’t deserve the spotlight. Neither does a thief like Dean Ambrose, so here’s Dean for the brawl. He and Barrett fight to the floor so Bryan picks up the Intercontinental Title. Barrett demands it back but Ambrose decks him from behind and takes the belt back.
Dean Ambrose vs. Miz
No Mizdow because he might be off shooting the commercial he mentioned on Raw. An early rollup gets two for Dean but he gets caught in a neckbreaker for the same. We’re already in the chinlock but Ambrose fights up with rights and lefts. Some running forearms drop Miz again but Barrett comes back out to steal the belt again. The distraction doesn’t work for once though as Dean hits Dirty Deeds for the pin on Miz at 2:47.
Result: Dean Ambrose b. Miz – Dirty Deeds (2:47)
We look at stills of Orton returning on Sunday and video of the story with Rollins on Monday.
After a break, Barrett can’t get Renee’s name right but says Ambrose and Bryan don’t deserve to touch this title.
Naomi vs. Natalya
They run the ropes to start and Natalya drops down, only to get rolled up for two. A headscissors drops Natalya again and we hit a chinlock with Naomi using her legs instead of the arms. Both girls hit cross bodies and the guys get into it on the floor. The referee holds Naomi back from a downed Natalya, allowing the Canadian to hit the discus lariat for the pin at 2:48.
Result: Natalya b. Naomi – Discus lariat (2:48)
Here are the Russians to brag about their win on Sunday. Rusev says this is what a championship looks like and Lana walks us through some stills of Cena’s spirit being crushed over and over again. Lana says Rusev isn’t one to sleep on the job and brags about Putin sending them congratulatory emails. She even shows us one, of course in Russian.
Rusev repeats that Cena gets no shot at Wrestlemania so he needs a new opponent. Cue Jack Swagger to say he’s a real American. Jack says there’s no such thing as a scared US Champion and the fight is on. It doesn’t last long though as Rusev survives a storm and superkicks Swagger into the Accolade.
Bad News Barrett vs. Daniel Bryan
Non-title. Byron Saxton introduces R-Truth on commentary. Truth: “COACH! I MISSED YOU!”  Barrett shoves Bryan down to start but gets sent into the corner for a kick to the ribs. The surfboard knee stomp sends Barrett back into the corner as Truth thinks a crumpet is a musical instrument.
More kicks stagger Barrett but the Winds of Change connect for two. Daniel bails to the floor as Truth keeps talking about how he should be Intercontinental Champion. Back from a break with Barrett putting on a chinlock. Bryan fights up and hits more YES Kicks for two but Barrett avoids the running dropkick in the corner. The title was knocked to the floor and Barrett is distracted, allowing Bryan to hit the Flying Goat. Truth: “Bryan looks like a chicken dipped in Rogaine.” The YES Lock goes on and Truth sneaks over to the corner and steals the belt but gets back on commentary with the belt under his jacket. Bad News makes the ropes but turns around for the running knee and the pin at 10:31.
Result: Daniel Bryan b. Bad News Barrett – Running knee (10:31)
Barrett can’t find the title but Truth denies any involvement. The champ sits down on the announcers’ desk and looks depressed.
We get a sitdown interview with Roman Reigns from earlier today. Reigns praises Bryan for a hard fought match on Sunday and says Bryan knows what it takes to get where Reigns is going. We look at a clip of Heyman’s speech on Monday about how Reigns just can’t do it. Roman is tired of hearing about how he can’t do something and says he’ll have to train harder than ever before.
Lesnar has been on this stage before but Reigns doesn’t have any experience at this level. He needs to talk to people in his family to see what it’s like to be there. Reigns wants Lesnar to be bouncing around the ring and at his very best when he faces a man representing a proud family who is trying to make a better life for himself and his family.
Truth runs into Ambrose and says he beat Barrett for the title. Ambrose says he’s coming for the belt so Truth just hands it to him.
Fandango vs. Curtis Axel
Axel shows us a clock which has him in the Royal Rumble for 32 hours, giving Cole and Lawler something else to laugh about. Fandango jumps him to start so Axel throws him over the top. Curtis: AXELMANIA! Fandango plants him with a release suplex and the Last Dance is good for the pin at 1:03.
Result: Fandango b. Curtis Axel – Last Dance (1:03)
Miz interrupts Mizdow’s commercial shoot and mocks him for just ripping Miz off. The director didn’t know Miz was interested in being part of this commercial and gives him the part instead.
Barrett will be defending the Intercontinental Title at Wrestlemania in a ladder match against an unknown number of unnamed opponents.
We get the Sting career retrospective from Raw.
Adam Rose vs. Goldust
Rose has entered the Andre battle royal. Before the match we get a recap of Stardust attacking his brother on Sunday. Rose jumps him to start and charges into the powerslam for two. The Final Cut is good for the pin at 1:02.
Result: Goldust b. Adam Rose – Final Cut (1:02)
Stardust is dressed as a monkey Rosebud and jumps Goldust.
Bray Wyatt claims that Undertaker is clinging to his legacy. He’s a snake, but even the cleverest rat can only run from the snake for so long. How long does Undertaker think he can hide? Time is ticking because Wrestlemania is approaching. Come find him.
Seth Rollins/Kane/Big Show vs. Erick Rowan/Dolph Ziggler/Ryback
We get the Jon Stewart response to Rollins before the match starts. Kane headlocks Rowan to start but gets runs over by a shoulder block. A fall away slam (that’s way too popular of a move these days) and jumping elbow get two for Rowan and it’s off to Ziggler for a nice response. Kane drives Dolph into the corner for a tag to Rollins, who is quickly dropped with a neckbreaker.
Big Show makes a blind tag and throws Ziggler down with a cobra clutch throw as we take a break. Back with Kane holding Ziggler in a chinlock before kicking him in the face to give Rollins two. Big Show comes back in with a headbutt to set up the Vader Bomb. Big Show: “I’M GOING TO HIT MY MOVE!” It’s only good for two though and Dolph scores with a quick Fameasser but he has to add a running DDT to Kane. That’s finally enough for the tag to Ryback and house is cleaned.
An overhead belly to belly sends Rollins flying into the corner and a big powerslam plants him for good measure. The Meat Hook connects but Mercury comes in for a distraction. Big Show breaks up a double Shell Shock as everything breaks down. Rollins dives onto Rowan but his Blockbuster attempt is caught in a Shell Shock. Kane makes a save but eats a Zig Zag, only to get dropped by Rollins. The Stooges are thrown in again and the distraction lets Ryback hit Shell Shock on Rollins for the pin at 11:07.
Result: Dolph Ziggler/Erick Rowan/Ryback b. Big Show/Kane/Seth Rollins – Shell Shock (11:07)
Dean Ambrose b. Miz – Dirty Deeds
Natalya b. Naomi – Discus lariat
Daniel Bryan b. Bad News Barrett – Running knee
Fandango b. Curtis Axel – Last Dance
Goldust b. Adam Rose – Final Cut
Dolph Ziggler/Erick Rowan/Ryback b. Kane/Big Show/Seth Rollins – Shell Shock to Rollins

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NXT – February 25, 2015 Results

Date: February 25, 2015
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Alex Riley
We’re still living in Kevin Owens’ NXT as he shows no sign of letting up soon. Last week he ran through former NXT Champion Adrian Neville, clearing more of the path to get to his showdown with Finn Balor. Other than that, we have the potential split of Carmella from Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady, which might be well received by the NXT fans. Let’s get to it.
Opening sequence.
Hideo Itami vs. Bull Dempsey
Dempsey elbows him in the face to start and drives another into Hideo’s chest. A chinlock doesn’t last long as Itami fires off elbows of his own, followed by kicks to the leg. That’s fine with Dempsey who hits a running Vader style splash for two to regain control. When all else fails, just have the big guy run someone over. Itami comes back with a quick series of strike and a running basement dropkick in the corner. A running kick to the face is enough to pin Dempsey at 2:50.
Result: Hideo Itami b. Bull Dempsey – Running boot to the face (2:50)
Tyler Breeze superkicks Itami as he leaves. He stops to take a picture though and Itami gets up to chase him away.
Video on The Brian Kendrick, who is making a return tonight like Rhyno did last week.
Lucha Dragons vs. Tye Dillinger/Jason Jordan
During Dillinger/Jordan’s entrances, Solomon Crowe hacks the feed and says he’ll be NXT Champion. Jordan drags Sin Cara into the corner but Kalisto is pulled in, only to get face planted for his efforts. Off to Dillinger for a mocking bow to Cara as the fans chant NO ME GUSTA (“I don’t like it!”) and a slam to Kalisto.
It’s quickly back to Cara who quickly takes Dillinger into the Dragons’ corner for a tag back to Kalisto. That’s quite the fast exchange. Dillinger and Jordan (thank goodness for those letters on the trunks. To be fair I couldn’t tell the Hardy Boys apart for years either) don’t seem to agree on a tag so Tye tells him to relax. Cara slips over for a tag to Kalisto as things speed way up. Jordan drops to the floor and walks out on the match, allowing the Salida Del Sol and Swanton Bomb to pin Dillinger at 3:31.
Result: Lucha Dragons b. Tye Dillinger/Jason Jordan – Swanton Bomb to Dillinger (3:31)
Finn Balor is ready for Kendrick tonight and isn’t looking ahead to Owens.
After a break, Dillinger demands Jordan come out here. He doesn’t care whose match is next because he can whip that man too.
Baron Corbin vs. Tye Dillinger
End of Days, 17 seconds. Corbin needs to move up the ladder a bit now. Give him a feud against someone not named Dempsey.
Result: Baron Corbin b. Tye Dillinger – End of Days (0:17)
Charlotte says the title is coming back where it belongs next week.
Breeze says Itami will soon be squashed in his trap.
Quick video on Sami Zayn in Abu Dhabi.
Bayley vs. Becky Lynch
The fans are split on who to cheer for but the Bayley fans boo at the Becky fans. Becky charges into an elbow in the corner but avoids a splash, setting up a pumphandle suplex for two on Bayley. A hair whip legdrop gets the same and we hit the chinlock. Bayley fights up and takes Becky outside for a baseball slide through the corner ala Sami’s running DDT.
Back in and the aggression comes out of Bayley with some running corner elbows, complete with the tightening of the hair band (as usual, far more adorable than it should be). Bayley tweaks her arm but shoves Becky away and keeps going. A middle rope back elbow to the jaw gets two on Lynch. The Belly to Bayley is countered into a seated armbar out of nowhere and Bayley taps at 4:30.
Result: Becky Lynch b. Bayley – Seated Armbar (4:30)
Rhyno is back because he loves the intensity he sees here in NXT. It reminds him of the energy he has when he Gores people in half.
Jason Jordan did what he did and will give an explanation when he wants to.
Finn Balor vs. The Brian Kendrick
Owens is on commentary and says he’d love to face Balor anytime he’d like. Kendrick grabs a headlock to start but gets thrown off and dropkicked down. Brian claims an ankle injury but goldbricks to grab a small package for two. Back to the headlock on the mat but Balor kicks him off, sending Kendrick crawling away. It’s even more goldbricking though as he grabs a hammerlock. Owens doesn’t like something Riley says and leaves as Kendrick grabs another headlock.
Back from a break with Balor hitting a running forearm to the jaw to put Kendrick down. Finn charges into a boot to the jaw though and eats a tornado DDT for two. A kick to the chest drops Kendrick again though and the Sling Blade does the same. The top rope double stomp is good for the pin on Kendrick at 11:32.
Result: Finn Balor b. The Brian Kendrick – Top rope double stomp (11:32)
Post match Owens comes out and stares at Balor before throwing Riley over the announcers’ desk. Balor stares him down from the ring and invites Owens to come fight him. The champ walks away to end the show.
Hideo Itami b. Bull Dempsey – Running boot to the face
Lucha Dragons b. Jason Jordan/Tye Dillinger – Swanton Bomb to Dillinger
Baron Corbin b. Tye Dillinger – End of Days
Becky Lynch b. Bayley – Seated armbar
Finn Balor b. The Brian Kendrick – Top rope double stomp