WWE United States Championship
Apollo Crews (c) defeated MVP
- I love the new shirts for The Hurt Business. They have Apollo cut a terrible inset promo.
- WWE didn't bother changing the backgrounds for the video wall.
- MVP does a release superplex, and it looks great. A little twist on a classic. Apollo practically whiffs on a tope con hilo.
- Apollo meets better success with a moonsault. Apollo wins with a Toss Powerbomb
- Apollo escapes the Hurt Business.
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Bayley (c) (w/ Sasha Banks) defeated Asuka to retain the title
- The video feeds went out for the screens briefly.
- Bayley has nice new gear, and then she and Asuka beat the shit out of each other.
- Asuka kicks out of a Bayley to Belly. Bayley kicks out of a hip attack, so Naomi's Rear View is definitely more lethal.
- Bayley works the knee over.
- Asuka steps over a nice modified Calf Cutter into a heel hook briefly.
- The sunset flip bomb, and even some moves like it, are such great additions we've seen on WWE TV of late.
- Asuka catches Bayley's flying elbow drop with an armbar. Asuka is more worried about kicking Sasha, though.
- Bayley rolls up Asuka off of a distraction.
- Sasha Banks attacks.
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions
Street Profits (c) defeated Angel Garza & Andrade (w/ Zelina) to retain the titles
- Kevin Owens comes out for commentary.
- Street Profits still bringing the Celtic Pride. Montez had an incredible front flip clothesline and jumping huracanrana. He's going 100 MPH.
- Bryon Saxton saying "thank goodness" when Garza's pants came off was great.
- I'm gonna buy Angel Garza a fruit basket for making sense of the Del Rio Stomp. I will take a bullet for this man.
- Dawkins and Andrade trade spears and back elbows.
- Angel Garza sees the Wing Clipper FLIPPED out of.
- Cash Out, Twisting Frog Splash. That was a blast.
- Kevin Owens invites Aleister Black to the KO Show.
Loser Leaves WWE
Mandy Rose defeated Sonya Deville
- Mandy has a Madusa vibe going on.
- Many Rose is pretty aggressive early on and knocks Sonya around and pulls out a table.
- Sonya attacks with a chair.
- Sonya applies the dragon sleeper with a body scissors.
- They're chucking around some nasty knees.
- Sonya tries to steal the Angel's Wings, but gets hit with knees, one weaker than the other.
- Mandy does the Angel's Wings.
- The table was never used.
- Otis comes out and celebrates with Mandy. She tries to do a Caterpillar.
Seth Rollins (w/ Buddy Murphy) defeated Dominik Mysterio (w/ Rey Mysterio)
- Wrestling with a hood on your jacket is pretty odd.
- Seth Rollins looking like he's wearing a Burn Book that belongs to the Riddler.
- Dominik is very versatile. He flips up and kips up and other ip ups.
- Rollins taunts Dominik, as his mother is shown watching backstage. Dominik's, not Seth's.
- Dominik counters a Buckle Bomb with a huracanrana into the buckle. He also does a nice tornado DDT.
- A fan had a beach ball on one of the screens.
- Superplex into the Falcon Arrow.
- Rey Mysterio is trying to decide if he will help Dom. Seth calls for a table.
- Frog splash from Dominik has me emotional.
- There was a great White Russian Leg Sweep off the buckles through a table.
- Rollins destroys Dominik with a powerbomb.
- Dominik's mom comes out.
- Rey is handcuffed up, and Rollins implies he's going to BEAT DOMINIK'S MOTHER WITH A CANE.
- Dom makes the save. Big back body drop outside on Murphy.
- Rollins gets his knees up on a frog splash. Stomp and a win.
WWE Raw Women's Championship
Asuka defeated Sasha Banks (c) (w/ Bayley) to become Raw Women's Champion
- They immediately get into it and Sasha Banks does a corkscrew sunset flip bomb on the floor off the apron. This was gross and amazing.
- You know Sasha is bringing the knees hard.
- An Electric Chair to a reverse powerbomb from Asuka, down into a heel hook and Ankle Lock.
- Asuka does an insane DDT off the top rope.
- Asuka goes for an Alley Oop but Sasha does a Codebreaker.
- This match rules.
- Frog Splash missed.
- Asuka applies a flying armbar into an Asuka Lock.
- Sasha tries to pin, then a Banks Statement.
- Asuka flips off the ropes into an Asuka Lock.
- A Bayley distraction spot doesn't work, and Asuka taps out Sasha Banks with the Asuka Lock.
- Sasha Banks still can't defend her championship successfully.
- Sasha is distraught.
Drew McIntyre (c) defeated Randy Orton to retain the title
- Why is Shawn Michaels in the cabin of a cruise boat?
- Orton avoids Drew McIntyre for several minutes, then attacks. We get a nice Singh Bomb.
- Orton methodically works over Drew, but Drew fights back to work the leg over.
- Knee breaker and a Figure Four Leg Lock from Drew McIntyre. The latter is a great piece of business.
- Orton gouges McIntyre's eye, who is busted open.
- Drew is really laying the chops in on Orton.
- Drew lands a Future Shock, Orton hits a powerslam.
- The piped in crowd noise does add. I probably wouldn't rely on echoed Thurnderdome viewer noice, either.
- Orton lines up for a punt, but Drew does a big powerbomb. There are some damn good ones.
- McIntyre misses a Claymore, but wins with a backslide.
WWE Universal Championship
Falls Count Anywhere
The Fiend defeated Braun Strowman (c) to become champion
- Fiend breaks Strowman's neck twice after a uranage.
- The thing that "we'd never see coming" from Summerslam was them booking stuff that makes sense.
- Braun mows Fiend trough the barricade and slams him on the table. OUCH.
- Powerslam for Strowman, Fiend kicks out at one.
- Nobody is running Gorilla Position! They brawl back there, and Fiend hits a Sister Abigail.
- Powerslam and a two count.
- Strowman cuts up the ring. Fiend hits Sister Abigail and wins.
- ROMAN REIGNS IS BACK! He looks bad ass.
- He destroys everyone.
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!