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WWE Crown Jewel 2022 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

Sana Ejaz Khan

    The OC
    WWE

    Welcome to ProfessionalPK's coverage and recap of WWE Crown Jewel 2022.

    This show had a big card, but the most high-profile match in the lineup was Logan Paul taking on Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship.

    Here is the full lineup from Saturday's show:

    • Reigns vs. Paul (Undisputed WWE Universal Championship)
    • The O.C. vs. The Judgment Day
    • Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar
    • Karrion Kross vs. Drew McIntyre
    • Braun Strowman vs. Omos
    • Bianca Belair vs. Bayley (Raw Women's Championship)
    • The Usos vs. The Brawling Brutes (Undisputed Tag Team Championships)
    • Asuka and Alexa Bliss vs. Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky (WWE Women's Tag Team Championships) 

    Let's take a look at what went down in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, this weekend.

Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar

1 OF 8

    Seconds after Crown Jewel officially went on the air, Lashley made his entrance for the opening match against Lesnar, but then WWE played a video package for a couple of minutes, so it still took more than 10 minutes after the show began for The Beast Incarnate to come out.

    The All Mighty attacked Lesnar before he actually got into the ring by shoving him into the steel steps. Once the ref called for the bell, Lashley unloaded with a Spear that sent The Beast out of the ring. Lashley put him through the barricade a moment later.

    Once the former UFC champion recovered, he took Lashley on a trip to Suplex City. The 46-year-old kicked out of the F-5 and managed to regain the upper hand. He applied The Hurt Lock and kept it locked in for a long time, but The Beast was able to kick off the turnbuckle and counter the hold into the pin for the win.

    The match was fun and had some great physical spots, but you could tell the way it ended that it did not go completely as planned. Lesnar did not roll back onto Lashley the way he was supposed to, so the way he got the pin did not look convincing. In fact, it didn't even look like The All Mighty's shoulders were down all the way.

    Having Lesnar win that way instead of decisively was a decent way to do this to protect The All Mighty, but the way they messed it up sort of killed all of the momentum the match had built up. Lashley put Lesnar back in the hold for a bit before leaving the ring.

    Winner: Brock Lesnar

    Grade: B-


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • The stage and ring setup was huge, so Lashley's entrance felt even more epic than usual. 
    • Lashley putting someone through a barricade has become one of the most common spots he performs. It always looks good, but he should limit its use so it means more every time he does it. 
    • The way Lashley rammed Lesnar into the ring post looked great. The Beast almost did a spin as he fell to the ground. 
    • It's honestly kind of impressive that Lashley was even able to lock his fingers for The Hurt Lock. Lesnar has huge shoulders. 

Asuka and Alexa Bliss vs. Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky

2 OF 8

    After losing the women's tag titles on Monday, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai were given a chance to regain them when they faced Alexa Bliss and Asuka in a rematch.

    Bliss and Kai started for their teams with a quick sequence of takedowns and counters. Neither woman could gain a clear advantage until Kai hit a headbutt out of nowhere.

    The crowd came alive when Sky and Asuka tagged in and locked up. The Empress of Tomorrow took control before she and Bliss worked together to take down both opponents at ringside.

    After Asuka spent some time on defense, Bliss got the hot tag and took it to both challengers with everything she had, but all four Superstars eventually performed a Tower of Doom superplex with The Goddess taking the brunt of the damage.

    This was a highly competitive match with several standout moments. All four women put in the maximum effort to make this their best encounter yet.

    While the referee was distracted, Nikki Cross attacked Bliss out of nowhere, paving the way for Kai to get the pin and regain the women's tag titles for Damage CTRL.

    Winners: Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky

    Grade: B+


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • The bodysuits the women have to wear in Saudi Arabia have gotten better with each event. The gear-makers in WWE did a good job. 
    • Bliss looked especially good in the opening minutes of this match. She is one of those people who has continued to improve with each passing year. 
    • Sky's counter to a double suplex was perfect. 
    • The way Sky hit a springboard dropkick to hang Asuka up on the top rope was awesome. 
    • When The Empress gets going, there are few who can match her energy. The way she hits strikes and suplexes always looks so good. 

Karrion Kross vs. Drew McIntyre

3 OF 8

    The third match of the night featured Karrion Kross and Drew McIntyre locking horns inside of a steel cage. As usual, Scarlett was there with The Herald of Doomsday.

    These two powerhouses did not try to attack each other before the bell or cause any shenanigans. They just stared at each other from across the ring before they started throwing hands.

    The Scottish Warrior hit the first big takedown with a side suplex, but it didn't keep Kross down for long. They traded punches on the top rope until Kross kicked out McIntyre's leg to crotch him on the top rope. This gave the world's biggest fan of hourglasses an opportunity to take control and punish his opponent.

    As expected, these two put on a hell of a fight. This is exactly the kind of match Kross has needed since he returned to WWE because it allowed him to show off most of the skills that make him valuable.

    Scarlett prevented McIntyre from escaping the cage by spraying him in the face with mace again. She also sprayed the official and locked the door, so The Scottish Warrior climbed out instead to claim victory.

    The ending might not be something everyone likes, but the match as a whole was tons of fun.

    Winner: Drew McIntyre

    Grade: B+


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • Scarlett had spikes on her face. There is no way that feels comfortable. 
    • Some of the punches Kross and McIntyre were throwing were connecting more than the average pro wrestling strike. It brought a little brutality to the fight. 
    • The spot McIntyre does when he is hanging from the top rope upside down and sits up to throw his opponent across the ring always looks fantastic. 
    • The superplex from the top of the cage produced a surprising "Holy s--t" chant from the crowd. 

The OC vs. Judgment Day

4 OF 8

    Dominik Mysterio, Finn Balor and Damian Priest were out first with Rhea Ripley to take on AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.

    Anderson and Balor began for their teams, but it didn't take them long to tag in the bigger members of their team. Gallows and Priest tried to prove who was stronger with the usual shoulder tackle spot, but The Archer of Infamy hit a cheap shot to put a stop to it.

    Styles and Mysterio came in for their exchange before The OC began to dominate the least experienced member of Judgment Day with double-team moves in the corner. Eventually, Anderson was the one being overpowered by the opposing team.

    A steady pace was kept for most of the match so the occasional double or triple-team spot stood out more. The crowd was into the match, but the loudest reaction happened when Styles and Balor finally got in the ring together.

    Ripley interfered and attacked Styles to give The Prince a chance to hit the Coup de Grace to score the win. Most of this match was good, but there was something missing. It's hard to explain what it is, but there was a feeling of being incomplete in the end.

    Winners: Judgment Day

    Grade: B


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • Ripley went all out for her look even though she was not competing. Michael Cole said her haircut was supposed to be a reference to Beth Phoenix. 
    • Cole actually said the words Bullet Club when hyping up this match, but he just said Club for every future reference. It might have been a mistake on his part, but it was still cool to hear it said on WWE television. 
    • Cole referring to Dominik as a punk was hilarious for some reason. 
    • Priest was already good in NXT, but he has gotten even better since coming to the main roster. Some of the moves he does on a regular basis look much better than they used to. 

Omos vs. Braun Strowman

5 OF 8

    It was monster vs. giant in the next matchup when Omos took on one of the Superstars who recently made a return to WWE, Strowman.

    They made a big show out of comparing their heights and the size of their hands before they engaged in a test of strength to start the action. Omos got him down to his knees before he delivered a big knee to the gut.

    The giant had complete control for the first few minutes. Strowman failed to lift him for a bodyslam, but it was no problem for Omos to lift him.

    While this match definitely did not need to be as long as it was, they did a much better job than anybody could have predicted. This was not a five-star classic, but it had a decent pace and allowed both men to show off what makes them unique.

    Strowman was the underdog for the first time ever, but he pulled off the win with a powerslam that probably would have broken a cheaper ring.

    Winner: Braun Strowman

    Grade: C+


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • MVP was not there to accompany Omos to the ring. 
    • Omos had a new piece of attire for his entrance. It was kind of like a combination of a poncho and a hoodie but cut differently. 
    • Omos trying to pin Strowman with his boot instead of a cover was a good way to show that he was overly confident in his abilities. 

The Usos vs. Brawling Brutes

6 OF 8

    The Undisputed Tag Team Championships were on the line when Jimmy and Jey Uso defended the belts against Butch and Ridge Holland. Sami Zayn, Solo Sikoa and Sheamus were not at ringside, so for once, it was just a two-on-two situation.

    Butch spent a long time in the ring with both Usos before he tagged Holland to take over. The powerhouse went on a bit of a rampage

    Neither team was able to control the other for too long. It felt like an even fight most of the time, but The Usos having so many double-team moves they can rely on definitely gave them a few more opportunities to overpower their opponents.

    Holland almost scored the win at one point with White Noise, but The Usos were able to rally and hit a super version of The One D for the win. This was a solid performance from all four men. It lasted just long enough and gave both teams a chance to shine at different times.

    Winners: The Usos

    Grade: B


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • The Usos had a big entrance. It was nice to see them get the star treatment. 
    • Holland hitting the Beats of the Bodhran was a nice homage to Sheamus, but Jimmy prevented him from hitting Jey with the tenth strike.
    • The way Butch attacked Jimmy's arm against the steel steps looked brutal. 
    • Butch avoiding a superkick by simply waiting an extra second to jump off the middle rope was inadvertently hilarious. 

Bianca Belair vs. Bayley

7 OF 8

    The Last Woman Standing match for the Raw Women's Championship was up next. Bayley was out first to take on Belair for the gold.

    The EST started off hot with a trio of bodyslams before she tossed Bayley out of the ring. This allowed The Role Model to grab a kendo stick from under the ring.

    Belair avoided every shot, so Bayley tried a chair instead. The EST maintained the upper hand by kicking the chair into her. The former hugger brought out a ladder right before Belair hit a slingshot crossbody to take her down.

    Once the fight stayed outside the ring, Bayley was able to use more weapons to her advantage. She tried to trap Belair under the stairs and a ladder to keep her down for the 10-count, but The EST was able to fight out of it.

    Bayley even tried to trap the champion in an equipment case, but Belair didn't let that stop her. The Role Model found a gold cart somewhere near the stage, but she failed to use it in an effective way.

    The EST drove them back toward the ring and ended up flinging Bayley onto the table that was set up at ringside, but it did not break, so Belair picked her up and put her through it with a powerbomb.

    Belair was able to get the win by trapping Bayley in a ladder that was held shut by the ring ropes. It was a unique way to finish the match, but it would have been better if one of them had gotten a more definitive victory by doing enough damage to earn a real 10-count.

    The rivals played their roles perfectly and delivered a performance that definitely stood out among the rest of the card. The match had a couple of moments that did not quite work out as planned, but they were overshadowed by everything that worked well.

    Winner: Bianca Belair

    Grade: A-


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • Bayley's gear had the same aesthetic as Sky and Kai's gear from earlier in the show. 
    • When Bayley lost hold of a kendo stick, it flew out of the ring and landed perfectly on the barricade. It was just balancing there for a long time. A kid tried to touch it, but you could tell someone told him not to because he sat down right away. 
    • Bayley set up Belair on a chair and ran across the barricade to hit a flying clothesline in one of the best spots of the match. 
    • Belair should have crawled under the ring while she was tapped behind the steps so she could surprise Bayley out of nowhere. It feels like a missed opportunity. 
    • If Bayley was trying to hit Belair with the golf cart, she failed miserably. She slowed down before Belair even moved out of the way. 

Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul

8 OF 8

    Bray Wyatt gave another passionate promo before a creepy video package played featuring some of the characters that have been introduced in recent weeks.

    After that was over, the main event was all that remained. Jake Paul was supposed to accompany Logan to the ring for his match against Reigns, but he did not come down to the ring. The Tribal Chief had Paul Heyman by his side as he usually does.

    Reigns was confident, but it did not look like he was underestimating his opponent. They locked up and Reigns powered him to the corner. They shoved each other a bit, which visibly angered the champ. Logan scored a waistlock takedown to surprise Reigns, but it didn't slow him down.

    The Tribal Chief began to big-time Paul to show who was in control. The social media star did not give up and actually took the champ down a few times before clotheslining him out of the ring.

    As Paul began to get more confident, Heyman started to look slightly worried. However, Reigns seemed to have the match well in hand for the most part. Paul was able to hit a few big moves like a blockbuster from the middle rope, but he couldn't keep the champ down for the count.

    Paul hit a few big right hands later in the match, including his own version of the Superman Punch, but The Tribal Chief kicked out every time. The Usos came out and beat up Paul's entourage after Paul put Reigns through the announce table with a massive splash from the top rope. This led to Jake making his way out to take out both Usos with a pair of right hands.

    Solo Sikoa made an appearance, but several officials prevented him from engaging with Jake. Logan took out both Usos with a dive over the top rope. When he got back into the ring, Reigns nailed him with a Superman Punch followed by a Spear for the pin.

    Whether you like him or not, you have to admit that the celebrity boxer-turned-wrestler put on a great show. He might not be as technically proficient as somebody who has been doing this for years, but he has a clear grasp of how to play into the big moments and how to use his athleticism to hit dangerous moves and sell for his opponent.

    As impressive as Paul was here, it makes no sense for Reigns to be selling this much for a rookie. Having a celebrity compete is fine, but Paul put up more of a fight than some of the other guys Reigns has defeated during his run as the champion. It might be fun to watch, but it doesn't make much sense from a logical standpoint.

    However, that does not take away from how much fun it was to watch this whole thing go down.

    Winner: Roman Reigns

    Grade: A


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • It's a little surprising that Paul did not have new gear for this match, or at least a new color scheme. 
    • The big tree AR graphic WWE uses for Reigns is awesome. The AR graphic of Reigns himself is not. It just doesn't look right for some reason. 
    • The drones they were using to light up the sky with different designs was a cool detail. WWE should do more unique stuff like that for PPVs. 
    • The look on Reigns' face after Paul took him down for the first time was the perfect mix of shock and anger. 
    • Paul's leapfrog was impressive, but his flip into the ring to hit a clothesline was legitimately one of the most impressive spots of the night. 
    • Paul might have a better frog splash than Dominik Mysterio. 

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AEW Rampage Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from November 4

Sana Ejaz Khan

    The Rampage lineup
    AEW

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's coverage and recap of AEW Rampage on November 4.

    Mike Tyson was in attendance for this week's show, but that might not be the biggest story from Friday.

    Following his surprise appearance at All Out, Katsuyori Shibata made his in-ring debut for AEW when he battled Orange Cassidy for the All-Atlantic Championship.

    We also saw Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter take on Madison Rayne and Skye Blue in a tag team bout, and Ricky Starks had a few things to get off his chest.

    Let's take a look at what went down during Friday's show.

Orange Cassidy vs. Katsuyori Shibata

1 OF 3

    Orange Cassidy and Katsuyori Shibata
    AEW

    Mike Tyson came out to join the commentary team so he could see Shibata challenge Cassidy for the All-Atlantic Championships.

    Shibata had the upper hand for the first exchange of holds and counters, but Cassidy took him down at ringside with a suicide dive. The Japanese wrestler recovered immediately and started ramming Cassidy into different parts of the barricade.

    Shibata seemed to be in the driver's seat quite a bit, but the champ kept finding ways to take control for a few moments before he would get taken down again. The 42-year-old challenger had things under control, especially when it came to the striking exchanges.

    It took two Orange Punches, but Cassidy ultimately kept him down for the three-count to retain the title. Shibata showed respect with a handshake, so Cassidy gave him another pair of sunglasses.

    This was a fun match that probably exceeded the expectations of some of OC's biggest critics, but it never quite hit that next level we know both men can reach. It was a solid performance that leaves plenty of room to be improved upon.

    Winner: Orange Cassidy

    Grade: B


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • It seemed like Tyson actually knew who Shibata was, which is kind of cool. 
    • Shibata's entrance music rules. 
    • The counter Shibata used to get out of a headscissor was beautifully executed. It's such a simple thing, but making it look as good as he did is not easy. 
    • Shibata making fun of Cassidy's kicks was a fun moment. 
    • The spinning headscissor takedown Cassidy used looked bad. He did not even come close to hooking his legs, so it was obvious that Shibata went down willingly. 

Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter vs. Madison Rayne and Skye Blue

2 OF 3

    Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, Madison Rayne and Skye Blue
    AEW

    Before she gets a shot against Toni Storm for the AEW interim women's title, Hayter was in action alongside Baker in a tag team match against Blue and Rayne.

    The babyfaces took control early and kept Hayter on defense for a minute, but the powerhouse eventually turned the tables and began to dominate the 23-year-old.

    Rayne and Baker reignited their rivalry as soon as they were in the ring together. They fought at All In more than three years ago, but they were both defeated by Tessa Blanchard, so there is unfinished business.

    Hayter was able to secure the win with a big lariat on Rayne. This match had some fun spots and sequences, but there were also some moments that did not look so great. Some of it probably came down to a couple of these women not being familiar with each other.

    Winners: Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter

    Grade: C+


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • AEW needs to take advantage of the reactions when it can and turn Hayter into a babyface. The crowd wants it so much. 
    • Hayter sells a crossbody better than anyone else in wrestling. She always catches her opponents and lands perfectly flat. 
    • If you have kept up with Blue's career, you know she is one of the most improved wrestlers of 2022. She is so much more confident in her movements than she used to be, and that makes everything she does look better. 
    • Why does the picture-in-picture feature only last for a few commercials and then goes away? Why have it at all if we don't get it through the entire break?
    • The double superkick from Baker and Hayter is something they need to practice. They did not have the timing down at all. 

Gates of Agony vs. WarJoe

3 OF 3

    Gates of Agony and WarJoe
    AEW

    The main event of the evening saw the team of Wardlow and Samoa Joe take on Toa Liona and Kaun in what many would call a hoss fight.

    The War Daddy was pissed off due to being attacked a few times in recent weeks, so he was looking to beat somebody up as soon as he got to the ring. Kaun was the unfortunate victim of his rage.

    Joe and Liona eventually tagged in and traded big shots. While Gates of Agony was able to get in a little bit of offense, WarJoe definitely dominated most of the action until the commercial break.

    Once Wardlow tagged back in, he began throwing both opponents around like they were cruiserweights. After unleashing the Powerbomb Symphony on Kaun, Wardlow was able to score the win for his team.

    This was a relatively standard tag team match. It followed a familiar formula and allowed both teams to look good at various times. The show ended with Powerhouse Hobbs coming out and indicating he wants a TNT title shot.

    Winners: WarJoe

    Grade: B-


    Notable Moments and Observations

    • Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara had a backstage interview before the match. Jericho said he was willing to fight both Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli in his next ROH title defense. 
    • We also got a promo from Ricky Starks in the ring. He declared himself for the AEW world title eliminator tournament. 
    • For some reason, Prince Nana doesn't fit into AEW as well as he did in ROH. It's hard to explain why, but he just seems out of place. 

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Sana Ejaz Khan

    Rey Mysterio challenged GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Championship in the main event of SmackDown.
    Credit: WWE.com

    On the eve of the epic encounter between undisputed WWE universal champion Roman Reigns and social media megastar Logan Paul at Crown Jewel, SmackDown hit the Fox airwaves with a championship clash of its own as Rey Mysterio challenged GUNTHER for the intercontinental title in the night's main event.

    Would the legendary figure be able to dethrone the seemingly unbeatable Ring General, or would GUNTHER roll to another successful title defense, his reign of dominance continuing for another week?

    Find out now with this recap of Friday's broadcast.

Match Card

1 OF 7
    • Intercontinental Championship Match: Rey Mysterio vs. GUNTHER
    • No Disqualification Match: Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville
    • Ricochet vs. LA Knight

No Disqualification Match: Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville

2 OF 7

    Credit: WWE.com

    The weeks-long rivalry between Liv Morgan and Sonya Deville, which has seen the descent into extreme of the former SmackDown Women's champion, concluded Friday night with a No Disqualification Match.

    A hard-hitting match centering on Morgan's intensifying aggression, it saw the competitors exchange control of the bout, with Deville appearing to have the match won following a devastating powerbomb onto steel chairs.

    The resilient Morgan fought through the pain, fought from underneath and scored the win with ObLIVion.

    A good match with some impressive weapon shots, it highlighted the star that Morgan has become and proved that Deville is still a massively underutilized talent whose place in prominence should not be in question following her great run as a heel authority figure a year ago.


    Result

    Morgan defeated Deville


    Grade

    B-


    Top Moments

    • Deville rocked Morgan with a hard right hand to start the match.
    • The former WWE official utilized a kendo stick to unload on Morgan, only for the former SmackDown Women's champion to return the favor.
    • Morgan put herself and Deville through a table heading into the break, a smile on her face.
    • Deville delivered a powerbomb out of the corner, driving her opponent into a pile of steel chairs.

Ricochet vs. LA Knight

3 OF 7

    Credit: WWE.com

    LA Knight made his match with Ricochet personal early, targeting his opponent's girlfriend, ring announcer Samantha Irvin before the bell. Ricochet took exception and took the fight to the former Maximum Male Model.

    Knight turned the tide heading into the break and worked over Ricochet, unloading his arsenal on The One and Only. The babyface absorbed everything thrown at him and appeared to be en route to a victory late as he scaled the ropes.

    The heel evaded the high-flying assault, reversed a rollup, and scored the tainted win via a handful of tights and ropes.

    Take two very good wrestlers, put them in the ring with each other and a few minutes to work with and the result will a quality match. This felt more like the first chapter in a rivalry more than just a match for the sake of having one, which bodes well for both men.

    It has been a long time since Ricochet has been involved in an actual program while Knight working with someone of his caliber is a great way to introduce the charismatic heel to the SmackDown audience.

    More of this, please.


    Result

    Knight defeated Ricochet


    Grade

    B


    Top Moments

    • LA Knight insulted Samantha Irvin at ringside, taking exception to her introduction of him in consecutive weeks. Ricochet defended his real-life girlfriend, wiping the loudmouth heel out with a tope suicida. 
    • Knight smartly grabbed his opponent's foot, halting his momentum. 
    • Ricochet, rocking pink and black gear, took the Bret Hart sternum-first bump into the corner. 
    • The babyface's standing shooting star press earned him only a two-count.

Bray Wyatt Speaks; The Usos Address The Brawling Brutes

4 OF 7

    Credit: WWE.com

    Backstage, a tormented Bray Wyatt took exception to a stagehand interrupting him and threatened violence.

    Back in the ring, Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos cut a promo about their title defense against The Brawling Brutes' Butch and Ridge Holland Saturday at Crown Jewel.

    The New Day's Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods interrupted and called next, stating their intention to challenge for the gold next. The Brutes attacked from out of nowhere and New Day exited. The arrival of Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa gave the heels the numbers advantage as a beatdown ensued.

    Despite a comeback attempt by Butch, Sikoa put an exclamation point on the segment, laying him out with the Spinning Solo.

    This was a smartly constructed segment in that it gave fans a look at things to come after Crown Jewel, put over the tenacity of Butch and the ferocity of Sikoa as the indestructible force he has

    The Wyatt stuff was great but, as has been the case since his return, it was more about planting the seeds for the inevitable revelation of whatever this incarnation of Wyatt looks like.


    Grade

    B+


    Top Moments

    • "I'm not the type of person who likes to share their feelings," Wyatt mused.
    • "It makes it even more difficult for me to do when people play with me like that. When they try to interrupt me when I'm trying to do something." 
    • "All I want to do is take you over there and smash your head into that light post!" Wyatt exclaimed, enraged that a stage hand had cut him off.

Natalya vs. Shayna Baszler

5 OF 7

    SmackDown Women's champion Ronda Rousey accompanied Shayna Baszler to the squared circle for her match with Natalya.

    Baszler, rediscovering the killer instinct that Rousey demanded of her a few weeks back, tore through The Queen of Harts en route to a submission victory.

    This was a great reintroduction to the Baszler fans of the NXT brand knew and loved. She stomped the arm of Natalya, manipulated her joints and choked her out, all while an approving Rousey watched from ringside.

    It was exactly what it needed to be and Baszler will benefit exponentially after two years of mediocrity on the main roster, thanks to sub-par booking.


    Result

    Baszler defeated Natalya


    Grade

    B


    Top Moments

    • Rousey giddily mocked the fans and egged her friend on as she destroyed a former mutual friend.

Natalya vs. Shayna Baszler; Braun Strowman's Message to Omos

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    SmackDown Women's champion Ronda Rousey accompanied Shayna Baszler to the squared circle for her match with Natalya.

    Baszler, rediscovering the killer instinct that Rousey demanded of her a few weeks back, tore through The Queen of Harts en route to a submission victory.

    This was a great reintroduction to the Baszler fans of the NXT brand knew and loved. She stomped the arm of Natalya, manipulated her joints and choked her out, all while an approving Rousey watched from ringside.

    It was exactly what it needed to be and Baszler will benefit exponentially after two years of mediocrity on the main roster, thanks to sub-par booking.

    After the commercial break, Braun Strowman bowled over five enhancement stars in the aisle, then laid out MVP with a powerslam in one last message to Omos ahead of their colossal clash.

    It was fine for what it was, but hardly a strong enough segment to drum up interest for a match only fans of spectacle will appreciate.


    Result

    Baszler defeated Natalya


    Grade

    B


    Top Moments

    • Rousey giddily mocked the fans and egged her friend on as she destroyed a former mutual friend.
    • A pre-taped promo from Legado del Fantasma promised the feud with Hit Row will continue. 

Intercontinental Championship Match: Rey Mystero vs. GUNTHER

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    Credit: WWE.com

    The much-hyped match between No. 1 contender Rey Mysterio and Intercontinental champion GUNTHER headlined Friday's show.

    The Ring General dominated the competition early, overwhelming the future Hall of Famer with his size and power advantages. The pesky Mysterio teased a comeback on several occasions but the champion cut him down and continued to work him over.

    Down the stretch, the all-timer did mount that comeback and came within seconds of dethroning the Austrian. Instead, GUNTHER managed to thwart his comeback attempt and deliver a lariat clothesline for the win.

    This was a fantastic match that further proved how superb an in-ring talent the champion is while reaffirming the greatness of Mysterio. At age 47, he is having better matches than wrestlers half his age and low-key entering his name in contention for G.O.A.T. status.

    These two had extraordinary in-ring chemistry and a rematch or two would not be a bad thing. For now, GUNTHER continued his reign of dominance, begging the question: who will be strong enough to finally take the title away from him?


    Result

    GUNTHER defeated Mysterio to retain


    Grade

    A


    Top Moments

    • Mysterio delivered a springboard bulldog to take GUNTHER down and start his comeback attempt.
    • GUNTHER launched his challenger from the top rope like a ragdoll.
    • Mysterio delivered a Code Red for a great near-fall.
    • The champion uncorked a shotgun dropkick and powerbomb but could not keep his opponent down.

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