Quicken Loans Arena
March 10, 2019
A video package runs focusing on the road to WrestleMania.
We go live to Cleveland where Shane McMahon and The Miz walk out first to kick off the show tonight. Big hometown reaction for Miz tonight.
We start with Shane and Jimmy. Shane with a big left jab early. Miz gets the tag and throws jabs to Jimmy along with Shane in the corner. Jey tags himself in when Jimmy slides back to the corner. Miz with a sunset flip for a two count from the corner on Jey. Shane tags in and hits a Hart Attack on Jey with help from Miz. Jimmy gets the tag and levels Shane on the way in. Jey gets the tag and both Usos snap pull apart the legs of Shane. Jey catches Shane with a kick to the head and tags Jimmy back in. Miz is knocked off the corner. Jey with a cheap shot to the throat of Shane against the ropes. Jimmy works over Shane. Tag back to Jey who splashes over Shane. Shane drops Jey with a big DDT. Hot tag to Miz. Miz with kicks in the corner, double knees and levels Jey with a kick on the ring apron. Miz tosses Jimmy over the top rope, shows off his “Cleveland is Awesome” orange shirt and jumps off the top rope taking out both Usos at ringside! Miz catches Jimmy with a DDT back inside for a two count. Jey with a pop up samoan drop on Miz when he gets the tag. Tag to Jimmy who eats a boot from Miz. Usos with a double superkick to Miz. Shane breaks up the pinfall. Usos with a reverse neckbreaker drop on Shane. Skull Crushing Finale on Jimmy. The referee was distracted checking on Shane. Miz only gets two. Jey gets the tag after Miz was shoved into the ring post. Jey has Miz up on his shoulders. Jimmy is up top. Miz counters and Jimmy gets crotched up top. Miz rolls up Jey for two. Jey catches Miz with a kick to the head. Shane is teasing a Coast to Coast. Jey jumps up on the other side. Jey is yelling at Shane. Shane jumps first, Jey quickly follows and Shane catches Jey in mid air with a dropkick. Miz is climbing up top. Jey gets knees up during a frog splash attempt as Miz connects. Jey rolls up Miz to retain the titles.
After the match, The Miz gives his father a hug at ringside. Shane gives Miz’s dad a high five as well. Shane then attacks Miz out of no where with a big shot from behind.
Shane is hitting Miz with forearms and kicks. Shane removes Miz’s shirt and chokes him with it. Shane also gets in the face of Miz’s father and pushes him down hard. Miz’s father is yelling at WWE security to do something. Shane has Miz down in a triangle and chokes him out. The crowd in Cleveland is booing loudly. Miz’s father leaves ringside and checks on Miz as more WWE officials get to the ringside area to check on Miz.
Backstage, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley cut a promo looking into a camera the way The Shield used to do back in the day.
Elias sings a song insulting The Miz, Miz’s dad and Cleveland. He mentions that if that really is Miz’s dad then he probably won’t age well. Elias got in a LeBron James reference to anger the crowd. This cut quickly to a promo about Triple H and Batista.
Backstage, we see that the McMahon family wanted to talk with Kofi Kingston tonight. We see The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) defeating Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura earlier tonight during the Fastlane Kickoff show.
Asuka with a snapmare and kick to the back of Mandy early. Asuka with a submission early and Mandy gets to the bottom rope. Asuka gets an ankle lock applied. Sonya with distractions. Mandy lands a big knee on Asuka for a two count. Asuka gets an octopus submission applied. At ringside, we see Sonya looking under the ring. Mandy is shoving Asuka away. Asuka with a big slap back at Mandy. Asuka drops Mandy with a kick to the head. Mandy with another big knee to Asuka. Asuka continues to kick out. Asuka returns with a knee to the face of Mandy. Sonya is pulling a kendo stick out from under the ring. Mandy slipped on part of the ring apron that Sonya lifted up. Asuka with a kick to the face when Mandy slingshots off the ropes/slip and gets the pinfall to retain.
After the match, we see Mandy Rose not happy with Sonya Deville.
Backstage, Kofi Kingston is still waiting outside the McMahon Family locker room. Big E and Xavier Woods walks up asking why he is still waiting. Big E and Woods barge in. McMahon is on the phone and says he’s been waiting the whole time for Kofi. Woods tells Vince he’s a box office star in front of him the whole time in Kofi. Big E thinks Vince should make the WWE Championship match tonight a triple threat. Vince decides to listen to the advice and make the match a triple threat. He adds Big E and Woods are barred from ringside.
Kofi Kingston is heading to the ring right now. The title match is up now.
As Kofi awaits the introduction, the announcer gets interrupted and told something at ringside. It’s announced that the WWE Championship match will be taking place later tonight. Up now instead is a 2-on-1 handicap match featuring The Bar. Both members of The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) will be allowed in the ring at the same time.
So, Kofi won’t be getting his title shot after all tonight.
The bell rings and both Sheamus and Cesaro immediately attack Kofi. Commentary is arguing about why Vince McMahon is making these decisions when Kofi did nothing wrong. Byron Saxton says it seems like Kofi is being punished for doing nothing wrong. Sheamus and Cesaro continue to overwhelm Kofi in the ring. Cesaro with big uppercuts to Kofi in the corner. The action spills outside as Sheamus throws uppercuts as well. Back inside, Cesaro has Kofi up on his shoulders and Sheamus catches Kofi with a clothesline from the corner. Cesaro holds up Kofi allowing Sheamus to hit a Brogue Kick. Cleveland starts a “THIS IS BORING” chant. Big E and Xavier Woods are running out when Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura run out. Kinshasa to Big E and Rusev with a kick to Woods. The Bar connect with a Double White Noise on Kofi and stand over Kofi to get the pinfall.
Backstage, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley discuss defending their titles later tonight against Nia Jax and Tamina.
Elias is back singing to the Cleveland crowd.
Backstage, Shane McMahon refused to comment on attacking The Miz tonight.
The Revival get dumped out of the ring early. Black and Ricochet toss out Roode and Gable and flip back posing. Gable and Ricochet are now legal as Gable hits repeated belly-to-belly suplexes. Ricochet fires back with a standing dropkick. Dash Wilder tags in, gets Ricochet up on his shoulder and tags in Scott Dawson who works over Ricochet quickly. Dawson stomps over Ricochet in the corner. Wilder tags in and Dawson drops Ricochet over the knee of Wilder. Gable tags himself in and hits a snap suplex on Ricochet. Dawson tags in and drops Ricochet off the ropes. Dawson with repeated elbow drops. Ricochet throws elbows and right hands at The Revival. Black and Roode get the tags. Black launches Gable with a big kick. Black with strikes and a sweep to Roode. Black catches Roode with a moonsault. Roode plants Black with a spinebuster. Tag to Gable who lands on his feet after attempting a moonsault off the top rope. Black with double knees to Roode. Wilder tags himself in after Gable hit a german suplex into a bridge on Black. Wilder off the top with a splash. Ricochet with a Shooting Star Press over Wilder, who got the tag earlier. Dawson and Ricochet are up top. Ricochet with a snap huricanrana. Dawson flips off taking a group out at ringside. Ricochet took a nasty bump on the way down. Dawson rolls back in, Ricochet is going up top nearby, Roode launches Black into the barricade and Ricochet jumps down. Ricochet runs and leaps over the ring post to take out Roode! The Revival connect with Shatter Machine on Gable to pick up the pinfall.
After the match, Bobby Roode attacks The Revival. Aleister Black with Black Mass on Dash Wilder. Ricochet plants Wilder near the corner, goes up top and connects with a 630.
Carmella is at ringside tonight, along with Zelina Vega.
Mysterio with a snap huricanrana early on Andrade. Joe dumps Truth out of the ring. Joe slides Mysterio out under the bottom rope. Andrade catches Mysterio and Truth levels Andrade as Joe looks on from inside the ring. Joe with a suicide dive taking out all three men at ringside. Joe is tossing out chops to Mysterio and Andrade. Andrade launches Mysterio into Joe connecting with a seated senton. Truth with a corkscrew elbow shot. Mysterio with a double huricanrana off the top on Andrade and Truth! Joe levels Truth and Mysterio with a clothesline. Mysterio breaks up a rear naked choke by Joe on Truth. Joe has Mysterio up, but Mysterio drives him down with a spike DDT. Truth has Andrade on his shoulders. Mysterio catches Andrade with a huricanrana off the top rope. Joe lands a big kick to the head of Truth in the corner. Andrade with a missile dropkick as Joe has Mysterio in his hands. Andrade does the three amigos suplex combo. Mysterio gets a close inside cradle on Andrade for a two count. Joe dumps Truth over the ring apron. Andrade with a corkscrew splash over the top rope taking out Joe. Mysterio with a snap huricanrana to Andrade off the top turnbuckle. Carmella attacks Vega at ringside. Back inside the ring, Joe plants Mysterio with a modified Rock Bottom and the pinfall gets broken up. Andrade with a hammerlock DDT on Mysterio. Andrade with double knees to Joe in the corner. Truth with some John Cena offense including a Five Knuckle Shuffle over Joe. Mysterio connects with 619 on Joe, goes up top and misses a splash when Joe rolls away. Joe has the rear naked choke applied on Mysterio. The referee calls for the bell when Rey passes out.
Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix is introduced at ringside for the next match.
Bayley and Tamina begin the match. Bayley pushes Tamina to the corner and tags in Sasha Banks. Nia Jax tags herself in and picks up Banks with ease. Banks fights off with a kick and tags in Bayley. Nia tosses Banks at Bayley. Nia throws hard forearms to the head of Bayley. Tag to Tamina who throws kicks at Bayley and quickly tags Nia back in. Nia eats a few shots, drops Bayley and tags Tamina back in. Nia plants Bayley with a quick powerbomb and Tamina gets a two count. Bayley with shots to Nia and Tamina from the corner. Bayley dumps Tamina in the corner. Tag to Banks who throws a knee at Tamina and connects with a cross body off the corner. Tag to Nia who botches a lifting samoan drop spot onto her shoulders. Tag to Bayley who throws a high knee at Nia in the corner. Bayley tosses Tamina out. Tamina goes shoulder first into the post when Bayley moves. Nia also hits the post hard when Bayley moves. Banks comes off the top rope taking out Nia. Banks leaps off the top rope and catches Tamina, but Nia hangs on. Bayley jumps out taking out all three women at ringside. Bayley with a top rope elbow drop. Bayley drops Tamina off the middle rope. Bayley with a huricanrana on Nia into a pinfall to retain.
After the match, Nia Jax and Tamina immediately attack Sasha Banks and Bayley. Nia and Tamina toss Banks and Bayley to the outside. Tamina with a superkick to Bayley. Nia tosses Banks over the announce table. Nia and Tamina are smiling.
Beth Phoenix leaves the commentary table and is staring down Tamina. Beth is arguing with Tamina. Beth throws a big elbow at Tamina. Nia attacks Phoenix from behind. Nia and Tamina attack Beth. Beth is tossed inside the ring. Nia hits a leg drop over Beth. Natalya runs down, but Nia and Tamina get the better of her. WWE officials run down.
A video package runs hyping the WWE Championship match tonight.
Before the match starts, the announcer says up next is a triple threat match for the WWE Championship. Commentary is confused as the impression earlier was that Kofi Kingston would not be getting a shot at the title tonight.
Kevin Owens is out first. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan is out second with Rowan. Bryan is yelling at the announcer trying to figure out what is going on.
Here comes Mustafa Ali. Corey Graves notes on commentary that Vince McMahon did agree to a triple threat match tonight, but never agreed to Kofi Kingston being in the match. Cleveland gives Ali a very quiet reaction tonight.
Cleveland starts a loud “WE WANT KOFI” chant. Very mixed reaction for Mustafa Ali.
The bell rings. Daniel Bryan tells Owens and Ali they don’t deserve to be in this match. Owens levels Ali. Graves is doing all he can on commentary to explain the upset crowd reaction in Cleveland. Owens with chops to Bryan. Owens with big chops to Ali yelling, “Do you regret being in this match yet?” Ali with a quick dropkick to Owens. Bryan with chest kicks to Ali. Bryan is dumped out as Owens hits another chop to Ali. Owens with cannonball splashes to Ali and Bryan at ringside. Bryan with a huge dropkick that launches Ali off the top turnbuckle. Ali hit the barricade with a thud. Bryan with a back suplex on Ali. Owens connects with a Stunner on Ali. Bryan breaks it up. Owens catches Bryan with a Pop Up Powerbomb when Bryan charges in. Ali with a crazy 450 splash on Bryan over the ring apron! Ali and Owens both superkick Rowan when he jumps up on the ring apron. Ali with a huricanrana sending Rowan into the steel post. Owens with a flip over the top rope taking out Rowan. Bryan with a knee to Owens from the ring apron. Bryan tosses Owens back inside. Rowan tosses Bryan back inside the ring and then tosses Owens into the timekeepers area over a barricade. Back inside, Bryan covers Ali and Ali kicks out. Bryan is shocked. Bryan is slapping Ali and yelling he doesn’t deserve to be here. Bryan catches Ali in mid air with knees. Bryan hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Rowan picks up Mustafa Ali and gives him a chokeslam.
Becky walked to the ring on a crutch. Charlotte is smiling.
The bell rings. Becky throws down her crutch and tells Charlotte it is time to fight. Charlotte is hopping around on one leg mocking Becky. Charlotte launches Becky into the corner and tries to work over her leg before the referee separates them. Charlotte has the leg of Becky, tosses her down and applies a Boston Crab on Becky’s bad knee. Charlotte breaks the submission and starts dropping Becky’s bad leg over the ring apron. On the outside, Charlotte tosses Becky against the ring barricade. Back inside, Charlotte stomps and slides over the face of Becky. Charlotte is going up top and Becky pushes her off. Charlotte lands with a thud. Charlotte beats the count by the referee, but Becky immediately gets her armbar applied. Charlotte rolls through and gets the Figure Four applied. Charlotte is trying to bridge into the Figure Eight to setup the full submission.
Ronda Rousey hits the ring and punches Becky in the face. The referee is asking what Ronda is doing. Ronda backs up against the ropes.
The referee calls for the bell.
We see a shot of Ronda Rousey smiling as the announcement is made. Charlotte Flair is not pleased. Ronda leaves the ring. We see a shot of Becky recovering in the corner. Ronda gets to the top of the stage, turns and points to the WrestleMania sign.
Elias is back out singing and insulting Cleveland. Lacey Evans interrupts the end by walking out, posing and then heading to the back.
Elias is confused. Randy Orton with an RKO out of no where on Elias! AJ Styles is up on the ring apron and connects with a springboard Phenomenal Forearm.
Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre are out first.
The Shield are out last walking through the crowd. Michael Cole actively mentioned on air that Dean Ambrose’s contract with WWE was expiring in weeks and that this would be the last time you would see The Shield together as a unit.
The Shield gets in the face of Corbin, Lashley and McIntyre. A big brawl breaks out. Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose clear the ring early.
We start officially with Rollins and Lashley as the bell rings. Rollins with a slingblade takedown early on Lashley. Tag to Corbin who launches Rollins to the corner. Tag to Ambrose who hits a sitdown forearm and follows it up with an elbow drop over Corbin. Corbin launches Ambrose to the corner and tags in Drew McIntyre. McIntyre with chops to Ambrose. Tag to Rollins who jumps off the back of Ambrose to hit McIntyre. Reigns is now in and levels McIntyre quickly with a jumping clothesline. McIntyre with kicks and right hands to Reigns. Reigns with a big right and tags in Rollins. McIntyre with a kick to the ribs of Rollins when Rollins jumps up in the corner. Lashley gets the tag and drives Rollins into the barricade twice on the outside. Tag to Corbin who drops Rollins with a right hand. McIntyre and Ambrose get the tags. Ambrose with clotheslines and a roll up for two.
Lashley catches Ambrose with a spear. Reigns breaks up the pin. McIntyre with a Claymore to Ambrose sending him outside. Ambrose barely beats the referee count at 9. Corbin gets the tag and kicks away at Ambrose. Lashley gets the tag and works over the neck of Ambrose. McIntyre tags in and hits a powerful lifting suplex on Ambrose. Lashley gets tagged in and Ambrose catches him with a reverse neckbreaker. Tag back to McIntyre. Ambrose with his clothesline off the ropes. Tags to Reigns and Corbin. Reigns is clearing house. Reigns with a drive by on Corbin. Ambrose and Rollins with dropkicks to Lashley. Ambrose and Rollins with suicide dives to McIntyre and Lashley. Reigns sends Corbin over the top rope. Reigns teases a dive, but Corbin intercepts with Deep Six for two. Corbin sends Reigns shoulder first into the post. Corbin gets a close two count.
Corbin plants Reigns with a chokeslam. Reigns kicks out. Ambrose, Rollins, Lashley and McIntyre are all brawling in the audience. Inside the ring, Reigns with a sitdown powerbomb on Corbin. Ambrose is caught by McIntyre and Lashley near the Kickoff Show table, but Rollins jumps off the barricade out of no where taking them all out! Corbin eats a Superman from Reigns after running through a boot by Reigns on the way out and back in. Rollins and Ambrose are back at ringside. McIntyre and Lashley are back. Superman to Lashley and McIntyre. Corbin with End of Days on Reigns. Rollins and Ambrose break it up. Ambrose and Rollins break up a triple powerbomb attempt by McIntyre, Lashley and Corbin at ringside. Reigns with a Superman to Lashley. Rollins with a curb stomp to Lashley. Reigns with a spear to Corbin. Shield swarms McIntyre attacking him.
Shield has McIntyre up and connect with a triple powerbomb through an announce table at ringside. Shield surrounds the ring with Corbin inside by himself. Superkick, Superman and Dirty Deeds by Shield on Corbin in the ring. Triple powerbomb on Corbin for the win.
After the match, Michael Cole calls it the end of an era. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose all hug inside the ring.