- Drew McIntyre is DISCOOSTED by Randy Orton and what he did to Ric Flair last week.
- Drew says he's not a feeble old man, he's the Scottish Psychopath.
- We gettin' GLITCHY!!! Camera cuts, camera angles, and graphics.
- RETRIBUTION is in the truck tearing stuff up.
- They cut the camera feed at crowbarpoint.
- Back from commercial all the BABYFACES are hanging out together, besides Akira Tozawa and Riddick Moss in the babyface lounging area.
- Seth Rollins shows up and takes exception to Drew being a leader.
- Cedric and Ricochet both say Rey Mysterio is going to be around
If Crews wins, Bobby Lashley and Shelton Benjamin are banned from ringside at Summerslam
Apollo Crews defeated Shelton Benjamin (w/ The Hurt Business)
- We have a single wide shot of The Hurt Business for the start of the promo.
- He says to follow the money, and thinks Retribution showing up when he lost the US Title match isn't a coincidence.
- Apollo Crews says MVP is trying to use distractions just like last week when WWE booked a terrible finish in the last Crews/Benjamin match.
- MVP says it's back to catering for Apollo when he loses the title, and Crews says he does know that's true.
- MVP agrees that if Crews wins tonight, Lashley and Shelton are banned from ringside Sunday.
- It seems like WWE slowed down the camera cuts at the beginning of the match. Still happens upon almost any impact.
- There's a hideous DDT landing out of the Toss Powerbomb counter. That was rough.
- R-Truth and Tozawa run through the ring, leading to a distraction pin for Crews.
- Hurt Business attack Crews, but Ali, Cedric Alexander and Ricochet make the save and leave.
WWE 24/7 Championship
Shelton Benjamin (w/ The Hurt Business) defeated R-Truth (c) to become champion
- Shelton Benjamin catches R-Truth with a big boot and pins him
- MVP wants a six-man elimination tag team match. He challenges Apollo.
Angel Garza (w/ Zelina & Andrade) defeated Ivar (w/ Erik)
- It is so frustrating to see how bad the Viking Raiders are presented. I know WWE wants them to show character, but this is really shitty. Ivar the ladies man gives a lady a turkey leg.
- Demi Burnett has been flirted with by Ivar, Garza and Angelo Dawkins.
- Garza threw Ivar down by the beard and threw pants at him.
- Both tag team divisions badly need a shakeup because I am disinterested in everything involving them, and that shouldn't happen at this talent level.
- Garza wins with a nasty dropkick to the face.
- It's fun video and picture time with Angelo Dawkins and Demi. Samoa Joe reveals that he saw some security footage.
- WWE tried to hard to make this look like security footage, so why didn't they just use a real security camera? Zelina is shown poisoning Montez Ford. Why did Angelo Dawkins think that video was so funny?
- Montez is back and the brawl is on.
Natalya (w/ Lana) defeated Mickie James via countout
How the hell should I know?/10
- The flappy pants have returned!
- Mickie and Natalya have pretty badass double clothesline
- Samoa Joe has turned into Just Joe!!! Rollins is out here asking for SOURCES.
- Natalya wins by countout, but we are barely able to see the match.
- 50/50 continues when Mickie gets her heat back by kicking Lana.
- Rollins says neither Rey or Dom will make it to Summerslam if they show up.
- Joe is laughing and tells Tom Phillips to sit down. Phillips is selling this well.
Shayna Baszler & Asuka defeated The Golden Role Models
- Sasha Banks and Bayley come out and playfully argue over who will face Asuka first, but they agree on Bayley.
- Shayna says regardless, she has next.
- Nia Jax attacks Shayna Baszler, and officials and Pat Buck try to break it up.
- So the last few weeks, we've seen matches thrown out because a person not in the match attacks another person in the match. Nia attacks Shayna and there's no DQ there? No consistency.
- Golden Role Models do a Harris Brothers H-Bomb to Asuka.
- Shayna Baszler comes back, and I half-expected a DQ here. Fiery babyface hot tag Shayna is new.
- Backstabber and Bayley to Belly doesn't get it done.
- Shayna's gutwrench slam is so great. So is this match.
- Tons of counters and transitions, but Shayna Baszler picks up a big submission win on Bayley.
- Later, Shayna Baszler is seen backstage with Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir!!
Peyton Royce (w/ Billie Kay) defeated Ruby Riott (w/ Liv Morgan
- At what point do Ruby Riott and the IIconics get tired of fighting each other? This is like the eighth time.
- Billie volunteered Peyton to replace her.
- Royce hits a great knee off the ropes.
- Riott takes over, but gets pushed into Liv.
- Deja Vu, and Royce wins.
- The match was fine, they just book these teams together too much.
Erik (w/ Ivar) defeats Jobber
- Erik takes his opponent down and knees him in the head.
- Ziggler with a hilarious Bret Hart 4/10 reference. Erik challenges Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Erik (w/ Ivar)
- Seeing Ziggler go for a high single leg and sit out is a work of art.
- Erik lands a big punch and and a huge slam.
- Ziggler applies the rear naked choke and goes thumb in the eye for the win,
- Ivar pounces Ziggler into the crowd.
EYE AM BACK!
- Rey says he's felt pain because of his eye and what Rollins did to Dominik.
- He's worried about Dom on Sunday.
- Dom says he'll be ready. They hug.
- Rollins pops up on the screen with Murphy and says this could have been prevented long ago.
- They lure Rollins and Murphy out and beat them with kendo sticks.
Riddick Moss vs. Arturo Ruas
- Riddick Moss gets a big slam, bur Arturo Ruas does a roundhouse kick..
- Moss has some nasty elbows being thrown.
- Riddick Moss rolling out of the kneebar. That's the shit I like.
- They end up outside the ring and Ruas punches a spectator.
- Did Riddick Moss vs. Arturo Ruas have a winner? They can gouge eyes and rip ballsacks off, but can't roll outside the damn ring?
The Hurt Business defeated Apollo Crews, Ali & Ricochet
- Apollo picks Ali & Ricochet, since Cedric Alexander was put in the full nelson.
- MVP approaches a frustrated Cedric Alexander.
- Ali is eliminated really quick by Bobby Lashley with the Yokosuka Cutter. Ah boy.
- Lashley does an insane spinebuster to Ricochet then Shelton pins him with Paydirt.
- It's one on three. I think WWE needs to hear that three of their wrestlers losing in like sixty seconds doesn't really make any of them look good.
- Toss Powerbomb on MVP and Crews pins him. They find ways to make me less interested in Sunday's PPV with each turn.
- Crews hits a couple of enziguris and gets speared.
- I can't scream it any louder. Nobody ever gets over with this booking. This rating reflects that, not the work.
WWE 24/7 Championship
Cedric Alexander defeated Shelton Benjamin (c) to win the title
- Alexander rolls up Shelton after he gets pinned.
- Shelton Benjamin has been pinned three times tonight.
Cedric Alexander (c) defeated Akira Tozawa to retain the title
Shelton Benjamin defeated Cedric Alexander (c) to win the title
- Akira Tozawa h its a great kick, but misses a senton.
- Neuralizer and Lumbar Check.
- Was it WWE's goal to beat every wrestler outside of the main event scene within a minute or two of contact tonight?
- Shelton hits a Paydirt and wins it back.
Marina Shafir submits a jobber
- Shafir is a little sloppy, but hits some great judo throws.
- A cartwheel into a spine kick. Nice.
- Marina wins with a leg-in triangle.
- Nia Jax attacks and kicks Jessamyn Duke, too.
- Shayna wants a match and Nia Jax teases it, but runs away.
Montez Ford (w/ Angelo Dawkins & Bianca Belair) defeated Andrade (w/ Zelina & Angel Garza)
- Montez is back and does a wild tope con hilo, standing moonsault and huracanrana.
- Bianca catches Zelina midair.
- Distraction finish. Another dove cries. END THE PAIN
Why am I so violent?
- Randy Orton emerges after Apollo talking to his friends.
- Drew McIntyre is trying to talk Shawn McIntyre out of going to the ring because of what's happened to the legends.
- Why does Shawn Michaels give a shit? Butt out, old man.
- He doesn't butt out. He's still there.
- Michaels credits Ric Flair and finger wags Orton from a distance. He threatens to superkick Orton at Summerslam.
- Orton RKO and Punts Shawn Michaels' old ass, and Drew McIntyre runs him off.
- Orton tries to come back and fights Orton off.
- That little SNEKKY SNEK Orton hits an RKO on Drew anyway.
10- Perfect, 9- MOTY Territory, 8- Excellent, 7- Great, 6- Good, 5- Average to above average, 4- Slightly below average, 3 or below: Poor
Each match starts at a 5 and slides up and down based on entertainment, execution, time, environment, reaction and stakes. The ratings are in no way an indication of a "star rating," which is a completely different system. A standard, non-offensive "TV match" lands at a 5. The gap between 5.75-6 is generally the largest, with anything reaching 6 being recommended viewing.
These are opinions, and incredibly inconsistent ones that may change upon a second viewing, or sitting on the match for a period of time. Don't take them too seriously, and have (and share) your own!