Viking Raiders defeated Hawkins & Ryder
- This match is much better than expected.
- Hawkins and Ryder get some good offense, with the highlight being Ryder using Erik to hit an assisted Rough Ryder on Ivar.
- Viking Experience. That's a wrap.
Daniel Bryan defeated Drew Gulak via technical submission
- The build to this has been a lot of fun. WWE has so much talent on their roster that they're able to pick a guy that hasn't wrestled on TV in months, do a three week build to a pape and throw it on there and it has a good portion of the audience pumped.
- Bryan is surprised by Gulak getting the better of him early.
- Bryan gets frustrated and throws kicks, but Gulak catches them. He's abusing Bryan.
- A spinning rack neckbreaker hits for Gulak. A modified head scissors piledriver. An Inoki/Robinson suplex spot. This rules.
- HOLY SHOOTING BUTTS BRYAN GOT SUPLEXED ON HIS HEAD.
- Inverted Superplex into the GuLock!! Bryan transitions into the Yes Lock.
- Gulak passes out and the ref calls for the bell.
WWE United States Championship
Andrade (c) (w/ Zelina) defeated Humberto Carrillo
- I sure hope they're moving towards something else at WrestleMania cause I never wanna see these two work together again.
- Andrade gets a big elbow out of the gate.
- Carrillo has a nice flying standing headbutt.
- They modified Carrillo's springboard arm drag a while back to where it makes more sense.
- After some back and forth, Carrillo does a great super Frankensteiner.
- Andrade almost gets the win after double knees.
- Carrillo is effortlessly athletic on a tope con hilo over the ref. They'd teased the concrete spot before, and pulling up the padding allowed for extra to cushion their fall here.
- Andrade pins Humberto Carrillo the same way we've seen many times.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Miz & Morrison (c) win to retain the titles
- Usos and New Day start off first, and it is not good. A rare Kofi Kingston botch.
- Lucha House party are in next, and it doesn't get much better.
- LHP's shoulders are down but New Day go for a weird double team move that doesn't work instead.
- Lince Dorado is supposed to spider the cage, but his legs get stuck inside and it looks way cooler. But they abandon it. This is a MESS.
- A couple of nice dives hit off the chamber for LHP
- Miz & Morrison are next, and do a double Alabamaslam on Dorado.
- A super Frankensteiner off the chamber! Wow! Metalik is getting to show some stuff.
- Heavy Machinery is in.
- Lince scales the cage and does a shooting star press swinging from the top. That spot didn't make a bit of sense, but it looked cool.
- Compactor on Metalik pins him.
- Tucker chases Dolph on to of the Chamber. He throws Dolph off and Otis catches him.
- Otis got his hands on Dolph ........and that? He hotshotted Dolph on the ropes?
- Tucker does a psycho dive off the top, though.
- Otis breaks through the pod to the outside! Very great reaction to this.
- This match has done a 180, but it is very much a mindless action movie without a lot of sense to it.
- Heavy Machinery get beaten as Tucker loses to Ziggler and Roode.
- Usos eliminate them.
- New Day eliminated in lame fashion.
- Starship Pain/Figure Four combo. So good.
- Skull Crushing Finale on Usos, superkicks on the heels.
- Miz and Morrison use the ropes to pin.
- Those teams could have let a rough first ten minutes define the match, but they came back and had a banger.
No DQ Match
Aleister Black defeated AJ Styles (w/ The OC)
- AJ Styles is dominating this slow paced match. A nice dragon screw attack, kendo stick, chair shot.
- Black gets violent in his own way with a kendo stick, but eats a Pele kick.
- Later on, we see Black apply a Calf Crusher.
- Black kicks Styles off the top rope. This has been slow paced and a tough one to follow the Chamber.
- Styles catches Black midair and tries to Tombstone him, but it's reversed. Styles tries to do a throat slash, but it looks like a butt slash.
- Black kicks Styles into a chair!
- You gotta give them tables in Philly! Very cool spot off the Meteora from Black.
- The OC help out with a Magic Killer after Black was setting up for his finisher.
- Undertaker is here. Chokeslam. Undertaker looked so, so much better in this spot than he did in Saudi Arabia.
- Black hits his finish.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Street Profits (c) defeated Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy (w/ AOP)
- Early on, this match is what I would call "not lit."
- AOP teases running in, but Viking Raiders run them off.
- Murphy does a nice standing Meteora.
- The crowd is acting like this is the third time they've seen this in eleven days or something.
- Superkick party goes around, and the pace picks up.
- Montez goes for a frog splash, but Rollins gets the knees up.
- Tower of Doom. These guys are too good for that.
- Kevin Owens comes through the crowd and throws popcorn on Rollins.
- Dawkins takes him out, and Ford hits a frog splash to win.
- Owens hits a Stunner and pours popcorn on Murphy before leaving.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Artists defeat Braun Strowman (c), Sami Zayn becomes champion
- Zayn brags backstage about Braun never getting to him.
- Sami avoids Strowman until he's down. Nakamura slides and knees Braun in the leg.
- Braun takes over a little, but is cut off.
- Kinshasa doesn't get it done. Another one is done into the ring post.
- Sami Zayn wins the Intercontinental Title with a Helluva Kick during a double suplex.
- I wanted a super long, dominant Braun Strowman title run, but every bit of that made sense, and I'm stoked Sami Zayn is IC champ.
Top Contender Match
Shayna Baszler wins
- Natalya and Ruby start off. There's a nasty Electric Chair that hits.
- Logan comes in and knees Natalya HARD.
- Sarah Logan is determined to break Natalya's face with her knee I swear. She does a body press off the chamber that catches Nattie in the face.
- Shayna is in. She beats the shit out of Sarah.
- LMAO they built part of this around the Riott Squad all being in there. Ruby and Sarah get choked out quickly. Nattie is next.
- Shayna had some good knees, Yokosuka Cutter and tiltaplex.
- If you're getting Shayna ready for Mania, eliminating people rapid fire was good to help interest I'd say. Maybe not. Who knows. Not me
- Liv is out next and gets powerbombed into the cage and slung into the pod. She's choked out
- Asuka is in and fights back. Asuka Lock is on and countered, but Baszler still rolls to the outside.
- Kirafuda Clutch, Yokosuka Cutter, kick, Kirafuda Clutch. Shayna Baszler runs the table.
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!