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September 25, 2016 | Posted by Scott Slimmer

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Kickoff Show Match
Alicia Fox vs. Nia Jax
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Alicia hits a drop kick to start, but Nia regains control and slams Alicia back-first into the corner. Nia splashes Alicia in the corner and delivers a kick to the back. Nia locks in a half nelson chin lock and drags Alicia down to the mat. Alicia fights back to her feet, but Nia releases the hold and flips Alicia across the ring. Alicia lands a back elbow shot and evades a splash in the corner, but Nia whips Alicia over the top rope onto the ring apron. Alicia heads up top and connects with a crossbody from the top for a two count. Alicia lands the scissors kick but again only gets a two count. Nia gets back to her feet and drops Alicia with a running splash. Nia hits a Samoan Drop, and that’s enough for the three count.

Match Result: Nia Jax defeats Alicia Fox with a Samoan Drop.
Match Length: 4:54
Slimmer’s Rating:


Raw Tag Team Championship Match
The New Day (Champions) vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
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Kingston and Anderson are the legal men to start the match, but Gallows goes to work right away by leveling both Big E and Woods on the outside. Anderson hits a running Liger bomb and makes the tag to Gallows. Gallows works over Kingston in the corner, but Kingston eventually escapes and makes the hot tag to Big E as Gallows tags Anderson. Big E tosses Anderson around the ring and hits a big splash, bug Anderson rolls to the apron. Big E goes for a spear through the ropes, but Anderson catches him with a knee lift. Anderson heads back into the ring but eats a side slam from Big E. Gallows charges into the ring for the Boot of Doom, but Big E kicks out at two. Big E makes the tag to Kingston as Anderson makes the tag to Gallows. Gallows choke slams Kingston and tags Anderson. Anderson and Gallows go for the Magic Killer, but Kingston fights out and tags Big E. Big E works over Anderson as Kingston flies over the top rope and takes out Gallows on the outside. That distracts the referee long enough for Woods to connect with a Francesca shot to Anderson as Big E makes the tag back to Kingston. Kingston and Big E hit Anderson with the Midnight Hour, and Kingston makes the cover for the three count.

Match Result: Kofi Kington defeats Karl Anderson with the Midnight Hour.
Match Length: 6:44
Slimmer’s Rating: **¼


Cruiserweight Championship Match
T.J. Perkins (Champion) vs. Brian Kendrick
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Kendrick refuses the handshake to start the match. The bell rings, and Kendrick immediately gets a rear waist lock takedown. Kendrick muscles Perkins to the corner, but Perkins find the head scissors takedown. Perkins maintains the head scissors and spins into a cover for a two count. Kendrick gets back to his feet and catches Perkins with a side headlock takedown. Perkins reverses into a kneebar, but Kendrick gets to the ropes to break the hold. Kendrick rolls to the apron and Perkins goes for a wrecking ball drop kick, but Kendrick ties up Perkins in the ring skirt. The action returns to the ring and Perkins locks in a Muta Lock, but Kendrick again makes it to the ropes. Kendrick tosses Perkins over the top rope, and Perkins catches his neck awkwardly on the rope as he goes over. Perkins heads back into the ring while selling the neck injury. Perkins lands a kick to the side of the head, but Kendrick catches him with a monkey flip for a two count. Kendrick locks in a modified bow-and-arrow, but Perkins fights back to his feet and mule kicks out of the hold. Perkins hits an inverted atomic drop and a heel kick. Kendrick chargers Perkins in the corner, but Perkins leaps over him and (kind of) hits a neck breaker. Perkins hits a double chicken wing backstabber before heading up top. Kendrick follows Perkins up top, but Perkins shoves him back down to the mat. PERKINS HITS A FLYING HURRICANRANA OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE FLOOR! Both men beat the count back into the ring, but Perkins hits wrecking ball drop kick. Perkins misses a dive from the top and Kendrick goes for the Captain’s Hook, but Perkins reverses into the kneebar. Kendrick breaks the hold and hits Sliced Bread #2 for a looong two count. Kendrick locks in the Captain’s Hook, but Perkins counts into the Detonation Kick. Perkins locks in the kneebar, and Kendrick finally has no choice but to tap. After the match, Kendrick shakes Perkins’ hand, hugs him… and drops him with a nasty head butt.

Match Result: T.J. Perkins defeats Brian Kendrick with the kneebar.
Match Length: ***½
Slimmer’s Rating: 10:35


Match Seven in the Best of Seven Series
Cesaro vs. Sheamus
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Sheamus starts strong and muscles Cesaro to the corner. Cesaro powers out and dumps Sheamus onto the apron, but Sheamus catches Cesaro with the Beats of the Bodhrán. Cesaro drops Sheamus down to the floor, but Sheamus brings the action back into the ring and works over the lower back in the corner. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker, whips Cesaro to the corner, and hits a rolling heel kick in the corner. Sheamus heads up top and hits a diving clothesline for a two count. Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross, but Cesaro counters into a sunset flip for a two count. Sheamus grins Cesaro’s face into the top turnbuckle and hits a stiff uppercut. Sheamus whips Cesaro to the opposite corner and charges toward him, but Cesaro slides out of the way, and Sheamus posts himself in the corner. Cesaro takes Sheamus for a ride on the uppercut train and follows up with a tornado DDT for a two count. CESARO DROPS SHEAMUS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE AND HITS A 619! Cesaro heads up top and hits a diving crossbody for a two count. Cesaro hits a springboard corkscrew uppercut but again only get a two count. Cesaro sets up for the Cesaro Swing, but Sheamus kicks him in the face and covers for a two count. Sheamus hits another Irish Curse Backbreaker and gets another two count. Sheamus locks in the Cloverleaf, but Cesaro shifts his weight and rolls up Sheamus for a two count. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Cesaro ducks and counters into the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro transitions into the Sharpshooter, but Sheamus makes it to the ropes. Cesaro heads up to the second rope and tries to suplex Sheamus back into the ring, but Sheamus tries to counter into White Noise on the apron, but Cesaro counts into a big boot that sends Sheamus to the floor. Cesaro hits a suicide dive to the outside, but he lands VERY awkwardly on his head. The action returns to the ring and Sheamus targets the neck, but Cesaro hits a Neutralizer for a looong two count. Sheamus lands a volley of body shots, but Cesaro goes to work with uppercuts. Cesaro charges Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus gets his boot up in Cesaro’s face. Sheamus heads up top, but Cesaro catches him with an uppercut. Cesaro climbs the ropes and tries to superplex Sheamus onto the apron, but Sheamus knocks Cesaro all the way down to the floor. Sheamus goes for a diving clothesline from the top to the outside, but Cesaro catches him with an uppercut in mid-air. Sheamus hits White Noise on the floor, but Cesaro drive him face-first into the ring post. Cesaro clotheslines Sheamus over the barricade into the crowd, and it looks like Sheamus may have landed on his head. Medical staff rush into the crowd and begin to check on both men. The ringside doctor says the match cannot continue, and the referee ends the match. Cesaro gets to his feet fairly quickly, but Sheamus takes much longer. Sheamus stumbles through the crowd to the locker room and Cesaro glares at him from the ring. I’m not sure if that was the planned finish or if there really was a medical reason to call the match.

Match Result: No contest.
Match Length: 16:44
Slimmer’s Rating: ***¾ (would have been higher with a proper finish)


Singles Match
Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho
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The action quickly spills to the outside, and Zayn hits a moonsault off the barricade. Jericho regains his composure and dumps Zayn chest-first onto the barricade. The action returns to the ring and Jericho whips Zayn to the corner. Jericho charges at Zayn, and Zayn tries to jump over him, but Jericho catches Zayn and drops him groin-first onto the top rope. Zayn tumbles down to the floor, and Jericho follows him to the outside. Jericho suplexes Zayn on the outside, heads back into the ring, and lets the referee count. Zayn manages to beat the count back into the ring, and counters a running bulldog but shoving Jericho into the corner. Zayn follows up with a clothesline and low bridges the top rope, sending Jericho tumbling to the outside. Zayn dives over the top rope and takes out Jericho on the outside. The action returns to the ring, and Zayn catches Jericho with a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Zayn heads up top, but Jericho follows him up. Jericho goes for a superplex, but Zayn dumps him face-first back down to the mat. Zayn goes for a diving knee drop, but Jericho rolls out of the way. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Zayn rolls and flips Jericho. Jericho connects with an enzuigiri, but Zayn fights back with a volley of open hand strikes. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but Zayn gets the knees up. Zayn rolls up Jericho but only gets a two count. Zayn goes for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Jericho blocks. Zayn hits a sloppy Tornado DDT and sets up for the Helluva Kick, but Jericho rolls out of the ring. Zayn hits his patented tornado DDT through the turnbuckles and rolls Jericho back into the ring. Zayn again goes for the Helluva Kick, but Jericho steps out of the way. Zayn hits an Exploder Suplex into the corner and again goes for the Helluva Kick, but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho. Zayn crawls toward the ropes and finally rolls through Jericho’s legs to break the hold. Zayn whips Jericho to the apron, but Jericho heads up top. Jericho dives at Zayn, but Zayn slides behind him and hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for a looong two count. Zayn tries to drag Jericho back to his feet, but Jericho hits him with the Code Breaker out of nowhere for the three count.

Match Result: Chris Jericho defeats Sami Zayn with the Code Breaker.
Match Length: 15:15
Slimmer’s Rating: ****¼


Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women’s Championship
Charlotte (Champion) w/ Dana Brooke vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
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Sasha goes right after Charlotte and drags her out of the ring. Bayley rolls Charlotte back into the ring and gets a quick one count. Sasha knocks Bayley out of the way and goes after Charlotte, but Bayley gets in Sasha’s face. Bayley rolls up Sasha and gets another quick one count. Sasha gets a boot in Bayley’s face, but Charlotte grabs Sasha’s hair from behind and slams her to the mat. All three women go for a triple drop kick, which leads to a standoff. Charlotte goes for a double clothesline, but Sasha and Bayley duck and deliver stereo chops. Charlotte catches Sasha with a neck breaker and heads up top for a moonsault, but Sasha gets back to her feet and ties her up in the tree of woe. Sasha delivers running knees to Charlotte’s gut, and Bayley follows up with a springboard elbow to Charlotte’s gut. Bayley drops Sasha onto the second rope, but Dana pulls Bayley off the apron and whips her into the barricade. Charlotte heads back into the ring and locks up Sasha in a bow-and-arrow. Bayley tries to climb back into the ring, but Charlotte knocks her off the apron. Charlotte suplexes Sasha and makes the cover for a two count. Charlotte delivers repeated knee shots to Sasha’s back and then stretches her around the ring post. Bayley tries to intervene, but Charlotte catches her with a stiff forearm shot. Charlotte and Sasha head back into the ring, and Sasha connects with a running forearm smash. Sasha goes for the Backstabber, but Charlotte blocks, but Bayley surprises them both by flying off the top and connecting with a double crossbody. Sasha hits Bayley with double knees on the second rope, but Charlotte pulls Bayley out of the ring to prevent Sasha from making the pin. Sasha hits Bayley with a nasty looking double knee shot off the apron before chasing Charlotte back into the ring. Charlotte catches Sasha with a back breaker and goes for the Figure Eight, but Bayley rushes into the ring and hits Bayley-to-Belly, but Sasha breaks up the pin. We get a triple chop battle in the middle of the ring, but Charlotte drops Bayley face-first onto the second turnbuckle. Sasha takes Charlotte up top and sets up for a superplex, but Charlotte dumps her face-first to the mat. Bayley heads up top with Charlotte, but Charlotte dumps her as well. Charlotte heads back down to the mat and slams Bayley next to Sasha. Charlotte heads up top and connects with a double moonsault to Sasha and Bayley. Charlotte hits Bayley with Natural Selection, but Sasha pulls Charlotte into the Bank Statement. Dana pulls Charlotte out of the ring as Bayley heads up top. Charlotte knocks Bayley off the top and rolls up Sasha with her boots on the ropes. Sasha kicks out and hits the Backstabber into the Bank Statement, but Bayley breaks up the hold before Charlotte can tap. Sasha hits the Backstabber into the Bank Statement on Bayley, but this time Charlotte breaks up the hold. Charlotte whips Sasha out of the ring and then whips her into the barricade. Charlotte heads back into the ring, but Bayley catches her with an inside cradle for a two count. Bayley goes for a sunset flip, but she can’t get Charlotte off her feet. Charlotte hits Bayley with two big boots, and gets her the three count.

Match Result: Charlotte defeats Bayley with the Big Boot.
Match Length: 15:28
Slimmer’s Rating: ****


United States Championship Match
Rusev (Champion) w/ Lana vs. Roman Reigns
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Rusev power Reigns to the corner, but Reigns responds by whipping Rusev out of the ring. Rusev charges back into the ring, but Reigns lands a punch that sends Rusev right back out of the ring. Rusev heads back into the ring more cautiously this time, and we get a slugfest in the middle of the ring. Rusev staggers backward but rebounds off the ropes and connects with a back heel kick to Reigns. Rusev repeatedly stomps on Reigns’ chest before going to work with the ground and pound. Rusev covers Reigns but only gets a two count. Rusev chokes Reigns across the bottom rope and whips him into the corner. Reigns bounces out of the corner and crumbles to the mat. Rusev again whips Reigns to the corner, and again Reigns crumbles to the mat. Rusev waits for Reigns to get to his feet and immediately punches him back down to the mat. Rusev lands a knee shot to the ribs, but Reigns finally catches him with a clothesline. Rusev whips Reigns to the ropes, but Reigns catches him with a flying clothesline on the rebound. Rusev posts Reigns in the corner, and Reigns tumbles to the outside. Rusev and Reigns slug it out on the outside, and Reigns drives Rusev into the barricade. Rusev whips Reigns shoulder-first into the ring steps, rolls him back into the ring, and gets a two count. Rusev locks in a modified chin lock on the mat, but Reigns fights back to his feet. Rusev hip tosses Reigns and connects with a running head butt. Rusev heads up to the second rope and goes for a diving head butt, but Reigns rolls out of the way. Reigns delivers a Samoan Drop but only gets a two count. Reigns delivers a volley of short clotheslines in the corner before clotheslining Rusev to the outside. Reigns head out of the ring and whips Rusev into the barricade. Reigns whips Rusev into the ring steps before rolling him back into the ring. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch, but Rusev counters with a kick to the ribs. Reigns and Rusev slug it out in the middle of the ring, and Rusev gets a quick rollup for a two count. Rusev lands a kick to the side of the head but only gets a two count. Rusev looks for the Accolade, but Reigns catches him with a Superman Punch for a two count. Reigns sets up for the Spear, but Lana hops up onto the ring apron to distract him. Rusev tries to lock in the Accolade, but Reigns slides between his legs and hits the Spear. Reigns covers, but Lana pulls the referee out of the ring. Rather than call for the disqualification, but referee sends Lana to the back. Reigns dumps Rusev to the outside and hits a Drive By on the apron and a second Drive By on the announce table. Reigns chases Rusev back into the ring and goes for the Spear, but Rusev counters with a super kick. Rusev locks in the Accolade, but Reigns gets his knees under him and power out. Rusev kicks Reigns to the corner and charges toward him, but Reigns catches Rusev with a Spear for the three count.

Match Result: Roman Reigns defeats Rusev with the Spear.
Match Length: 18:12
Slimmer’s Rating: **¾


WWE Universal Championship Match
Kevin Owens (Champion) vs. Seth Rollins
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Owens rolls to the outside as soon as the bell rings. Rollins gives chase, but Owens rolls back into the ring. Rollins pulls Owens out of the ring and whips him into the barricade. Rollins rolls Owens back into the ring and stomps a mud hole in him in the corner. Owens again rolls out of the ring, but Rollins catches him with knee shot off the apron. Rollins again rolls Owens back into the ring and hits a blockbuster off the second rope. Rollins springboards at Owens, but Owens ducks. Owens catches Rollins with a kick to the knee and a DDT for a two count. Rollins rolls to the outside, but Owens stays close and whips him into the barricade. Owens rolls Rollins back into the ring and traps him in the corner, but Rollins fights back to the middle of the ring. Owens catches Rollins with an elbow shot to the forehead and whips Rollins over the top rope to the outside. Rollins has been selling damage to the knee after Owens’ earlier kick, and he continues to sell the knee damage after landing on the outside. Owens hits a diving elbow drop off the apron, but Rollins still manages to beat the count back into the ring. Owens locks in a rear chin lock and drags Rollins down to the mat. Rollins fights up to his feet and breaks the hold, but Owens whips Rollins HARD to the corner. Owens whips Rollins to the opposite corner and punts him in the ribs. Owens turns Rollins inside out in the corner, but Rollins rebounds and levels Owens with a clothesline. We get a slugfest in the middle of the ring, but Rollins hits the ropes and catches Owens with the Sling Blade. Rollins hits a back breaker but only gets a two count. Rollins hits a running drop kick that sends Owens out of the ring. Rollins head to the outside and whips Owens into the barricade. Rollins sets up the Spanish announce table, but Owens flees back into the ring. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Owens back body drops him, but Rollins lands on his feet. Owens hits a cannonball in the corner and gets a two count. Owens drags Rollins up to his feet and goes for the package piledriver, but Rollins fights out and lands a knee to the face. Rollins connects with a forearm shot in the corner, but Owens lands a clothesline in the opposite corner. Rollins evades a cannonball, but Owens hits the Steen Breaker. Owens heads up top, but Rollins follows him up. Owens head butts Rollins back down to the mat, but Rollins springs right back up top. Owens hits a top rope gut buster and follows up with a top rope frog splash for a looong two count. Rollins rolls out of the ring, and Owens follows. Owens beats Rollins onto the Spanish announce table and then sets up the adjacent German announce table. Owens goes for a running senton through Spanish table, but Rollins rolls off the table, and Owens crashes through the table. Rollins rolls Owens back into the ring and connects with a flying knee shot from the top. Rollins head back up top and hits a frog splash of his own for a two count. Jericho runs down to ringside to distract Rollins, and that gives Owens time to hit the Steenalizer. Rollins gest back to his feet and hits the Pedigree, but Jericho puts Owens’ foot on the ropes. Rollins chases Jericho around the ring, but Jericho leads him right back into the ring. Owens sends Rollins into the referee, but Rollins hits a second pedigree. The referee is down and out, so there’s no one to make the count. Jericho attacks Rollins and stomps him down in the corner. Rollins finally dumps Jericho to the outside and hits a suicide dive. Rollins head back into the ring before connecting with a suicide dive to Owens on the other side of the ring. Stephanie McMahon sends a second referee down to the ring, but it’s just in time for Owens to hit the pop-up powerbomb for the three count.,

Match Result: Kevin Owens defeats Seth Rollins with the pop-up powerbomb.
Match Length: 25:13
Slimmer’s Rating: ***¾ (would have been higher without the Jericho shenanigans)

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