Top Contender For U.S. Title
Battle Royal
Humberto Carrillo wins

  • One of the Singhs sit this one out.
  • Andrade eliminates Sin Cara, and we're starting to chip away.
  • Rowan eliminates Murphy. Andrade tosses Truth. Humberto Carrillo tosses out Andrade.
  • Harper, Rowan, Cedric Alexander and Carrillo are the final four left here.
  • The crowd LOVES Luke Harper. This is so random, and one of the only benefits of WWE doing a dumbass show there.
  • Rowan and Harper eliminate Cedric.
  • We see how this one is gonna end a mile away. Carrillo wins when Rowan eliminates Harper and Humberto capitalizes.
  • This seems like it would have made more sense had Carrillo not just lost to Styles. From an idea standpoint.

WWE 24/7 Championship
R-Truth defeated Sunil Singh (c) to become champion
Samir Singh defeated R-Truth (c) to become champion

  • R-Truth attacks Sunil Singh and rolls him up for the 24/7 Title after the match.
  • All the dorks chase him out.
  • Backstage later on, Truth is running from the dorks and gets pinned by Samir Singh.

WWE Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Cain Velasquez (w/ Rey Mysterio)
Angle: 7/10

  • Cain Velasquez's gear works a lot better than street clothes.
  • Lesnar gets a great pop, Cain gets booed.
  • We're already seeing a different Cain Velasquez style from AAA. His kicks look great.
  • Velasquez lands a head kick and jumps on Lesnar
  • Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar was about a minute and a half and I loved it
  • Lesnar quickly taps out Cain Velasquez with a double wristlock from the bottom.
  • Shout out to Brock Lesnar for locking in that half guard while he has Cain Velasquez in a double wristlock from the bottom. Otherwise Cain could just step out and sit into an armbar.
  • Brock goes after Cain with a steel chair, and Rey Mysterio makes the save.
  • This was Cain's third match. Accentuate the positives, hide the negatives. Use him as an attraction, get Brock over more, set up a rubber match way down the line, continue establishing unpredictable match times for the title, further the Rey feud. This was effective.

Tag Team World Cup
The OC win

  • Roode & Ziggler vs. Lucha House Party is up first.
  • Commentary is hammering home the BRAGGING RIGHTS.
  • The work here is fine, and Gran Metalik is very impressive.
  • Lince gets pushed off the top rope to the outside into a Ziggler superkick. Ziggler hits one on Metalik out of the ref's vision.
  • Glorious DDT eliminates Lucha House Party
  • Hawkins and Ryder quickly eat a Zig Zag Spinebuster and are out.
  • Heavy Machinery are out next.
  • The stamina takes effect and Heavy Machinery, very over in Saudi Arabia end up taking over.
  • Heavy Machinery eliminate Ziggler and Roode with a Compactor
  • I love a good gauntlet match. The bummer is everyone but one team/person has to eat a pin, but it's easy to make the story excuse that one had been through several falls already. Also WWE tag teams are very good.
  • New Day is out next to a big pop.
  • Big E teases getting knocked off his feet, but didn't.
  • Some back and forth and Kofi hits a Trouble in Paradise.
  • Big E gets Heavy Machinery the hell outta there
  • B-Team are next. Kofi hits a Trust Fall.
  • Big E beats Axel with a Big Ending
  • The Revival are next! Their accolades are put over.
  • The Revival are good, but this feels like every fall is jamming ten pounds of shit into a five pound sack.
  • Kingston gets a great SOS and missile dropkick.
  • Kofi Kingston small packages Scott Dawson, The Revival are eliminated.
  • The Revival attacked after the match and hit Shatter Machine. This looked like The Revival got beat by a tired team in five minutes. Why didn't they just hit the Shatter Machine during the match?
  • The OC are next. Kofi Kingston welcomes Anderson with a Mushroom Stomp.
  • Magic Killer. The OC eliminated New Day.
  • The Viking Raiders are next. They've beaten the OC like five times already.
  • My opinion, but I think they kept AOP out of the ring until after this so they wouldn't have to get beat and the Viking Raiders could win. That doesn't happen.
  • The OC eliminate the Viking Raiders

Mansoor defeated Cesaro

  • I love Cole and Graves brinigng up that Mansoor eliminated Cesaro from the battle royal.
  • Mansoor is not great, but that's why he's in there with Cesaro. Cesaro will make him look amazing.
  • Cesaro cracks Mansoor with a European uppercut off a suicide dive attempt.
  • Mansoor takes a nice face bump out of a corner European uppercut. I loved that spot.
  • Mansoor gets some great offense. Enziguri, tornado DDT, neck breaker. This is just a downright good match.
  • A pop-up uppercut, then a Crossface.
  • Mansoor hits a great superkick for a two count.
  • Cesaro goes for a gutwrench superplex, and Mansoor turns it into a sunset flip powerbomb. A moonsault wins it!
  • Mansoor has some amazing facial expressions.
  • Cesaro will rightfully get praise for being an amazing ring general, but Mansoor SHOWED UP. He had a great performance. The result was always going to be what it was, and the match was still awesome.
  • Mansoor cuts a promo after the match.

Tyson Fury defeated Braun Strowman via countout


  • Tyson Fury dressed like he's about to team with Shorty G. He gets a lot of pyro and such.
  • Braun is beating Fury down, and Fury sells like a real shithead.
  • Strowman gets posted. Fury counters Strowman's mow down spot with a shitty kick
  • Fury does a shitty drop toe hold and a shitty big boot and an even shittier pin that Michael Cole pretends is good.
  • Strowman does a World's Strongest Slam and the Mow Down spot. Fury takes a few shitty bumps.
  • Fury cracks Strowman with a puch outside and Strowman gets counted out.
  • Haha, that much sucked really bad.
  • Strowman powerslams Fury after the match, so it's still 50/50.

WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) (w/ The OC) defeated Humberto Carrillo

  • Carrillo hits a handspring elbow.
  • The Carrillo handspring seated arm drag is up there with the Del Rio stomp spot for me.
  • Carillo gets some real air on all his offense. All of it looks so breathtaking.
  • Carrillo has a lot of potential but isn't quite clicking with me from an emotional investment standpoint.
  • He tweaks his knee and Styles applies a Calf Crusher. Carrillo gets out.
  • Humberto going for a moonsault her just makes him look like a dumbass. Phenomenal Forearm. Win.
  • I've seen this kind of match three times in two weeks and they've already erased any shits I gave about Humberto.

Natalya defeated Lacey Evans

  • Natalya looks like she's about to burst into tears.
  • WWE production is doing a good job focusing on all the women in the crowd. Natalya and Lacey's entrances added even more gravity to the situation.
  • Some dumbass threw a water bottle at Natalya during her entrance
  • We see some chain wrestling in body suits and t-shirts before Lacey does a slingshot dropkick.
  • You've seen this match like five times before.
  • Lacey hits her moonsault, but gets submitted with a Sharpshooter.
  • They embraced after.

Team Hogan defeated Team Flair

  • Roman Reigns is super over here.
  • This is very slow and plodding, and it's the heels working over Ali for the most part.
  • Next up is Ricochet getting worked over for an extended period of time.
  • Roman Reigns gets the hot tag to a big ovation.
  • The heels wipe out the babyfaces with a series of finishers and focus on Reigns.
  • Reigns fights back and takes everyone out.
  • Orton hits an RKO, but Reigns kicks out.
  • The babyfaces band together and take out the heels.
  • Spear on Orton and a win.

WWE Universal Championship
Falls Count Anywhere
The Fiend defeated Seth Rollins (c) to become champion

  • I wonder if The Fiend remembers when he got stomped and hit with a chair 3290980234932 times and just sat up and applied a Mandible Claw to incapacitate Rollins cause he should probably do that move.
  • Rollins Stomps the Fiend, but nothing.
  • The Fiend tries to senton Rollins through a table, but crushes it when Rollins moves.
  • The Fiend sends Rollins through a table at ringside.
  • The Fiend kicks out of a Stomp on the concrete exposed floor.
  • Rollins eats a Sister Abigail otuside. Later a third and fourth stomp doesn't beat The Fiend.
  • Another stomp and some superkicks send The Fiend into some electrical equipment that explodes into pyro.
  • Rollins gets hit in the eye with pyro, and Fiend emerges behind him. Sister Abigail wins it.

Rating guide

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!

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