October 8, 2022
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the
A video package kicks off the show highlighting the matches we’ll be
seeing tonight on Extreme Rules. They did a clever thing with a
child in a Spelling Bee being asked about the word “extreme.”
We go live into the Wells Fargo Center. Michael Cole and Corey
Graves welcome us to the show.
A bar is set up around the ringside area. We’ll be kicking off the
show with a Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match. The feed is
interrupted by the White Rabbit logo for a moment.
Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match
The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch, and Ridge Holland) vs. Imperium
(WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther, Giovanni Vinci, and Ludwig
The bell rings, and a brawl immediately breaks out. Butch has
Giovanni Vinci on the commentary table and is wailing away at him.
Sheamus and Gunther brawl to the ringside area. Holland and Butch
double-team Kaiser. Holland puts Kaiser in the tree of woe. Sheamus
and Holland put a shillelagh over his throat, and Butch hits a
dropkick. Imperium soon gets control of the shillelagh and clears
the ring. Kaiser and Vinci clear off the bar at ringside. Sheamus
takes exception to that, but they triple-team him. Holland and Butch
are down on the other side of the ring. Imperium whips Sheamus into
the steel steps. Gunther gives orders to Vinci and Kaiser. Butch
dives off the steps onto Vinci and Kaiser. They fall into the LED
barricade, and it breaks! That wasn’t planned. They quickly knock
Butch out. Vinci and Kaiser hold Sheamus up, and Gunther unloads on
his chest with vicious chops before slamming him onto the bar.
Sheamus’ chest, which was a bloody mess last night on SmackDown, is
returning to that familiar shade of beet red.
Imperium gets Holland and Butch in the ring. They destroy them.
Gunther stands above it all, giving orders. Butch fights back by
attacking Gunther, but Kaiser quickly stops him. Vinci and Kaiser
double-team Butch. Holland grabs Kaiser by the leg, but Vinci runs
up. Holland lifts both Kaiser and Vinci up and slams them! Gunther
quickly levels Holland with a knee to the face. Holland is on the
apron. Vinci grabs Holland, and Kaiser comes off the apron to give
him an Imperium Bomb on the floor! Wow!
Butch is left alone in the ring with all three members of the
Imperium. Butch tries to fight them, but they quickly overwhelm
them. Gunther puts Butch on the top rope and steps on his neck.
Kaiser and Vinci double-dropkick him. Imperium poses in the ring as
the crowd boos. Imperium starts to go after Butch again, but Sheamus
flips the bar at ringside. Kaiser and Vinci go after him, but
Sheamus sends them both into the barricade. Gunther challenges
Sheamus to get into the ring. Sheamus obliges. The crowd is buzzing
for this. Sheamus and Gunther begin brawling in the ring. Gunther
quickly hits Sheamus with a German Suplex, but Sheamus comes right
back with a stiff clothesline. Sheamus hits a corner clothesline and
whips him to the opposite corner. Gunther boots him back and
charges, but Sheamus quickly drops him with a powerslam. Gunther
rolls to the apron, so Sheamus grabs him. The crowd chants for
Sheamus as he starts up the 10 Beats of the Bodhran, except he goes
way beyond 10. Butch and Holland join in for good measure! The WWE
Intercontinental Champion is being destroyed. Sheamus lifts Gunther
up for White Noise and hits it. Sheamus hits Gunther with a Brogue
Kick, but Vinci breaks the pin up with a springboard splash!
Vinci and Kaiser are back in the ring, going off on Holland and
Butch. They go for an Imperium Bomb, but it’s interrupted. Gunther
hits Butch and Holland with a big dropkick. Sheamus hits Gunther
with an Irish Curse Backbreaker and applies the Cloverleaf! Gunther
screams in pain and teases tapping out. Vinci breaks a shillelagh
over Sheamus’ back to break it up! Gunther covers, but Butch and
Holland break it up.
The crowd is loving this match. After taking a few moments to
recover, Holland and Butch begin brawling with Vinci and Kaiser. In
the center of the ring, Gunther and Sheamus get to their feet while
going nose-to-nose. They trade vicious strikes. That was a hideously
nasty exchange. Imperium is down on one side of the ring, with The
Brawling Brutes on the other side. All six get to their feet. Butch
charges, but Kaiser slams him. Holland takes out Vinci. Sheamus hits
Gunther with a Brogue Kick, but Vinci and Kaiser pull him out of the
ring during the pin! Kaiser and Vinci clear off the commentary
table. They set up for an Imperium Bomb on Sheamus through the
table, but Holland stops it. Holland slams Kaiser into the apron.
Kaiser and Vinci double-team Holland until Butch comes off a stack
of beer barrels with a moonsault!
In the ring, Gunther has a shillelagh and clotheslines Sheamus with
it, like he did last night. Gunther covers, but Sheamus just barely
kicks out! Gunther is frustrated! Gunther goes for a Powerbomb on
Sheamus, but Butch and Holland stop it. Butch does some joint
manipulation of Gunther’s hand. They hold Gunther up, and Sheamus
cracks him in the head with the shillelagh. Holland and Butch grab
some shillelaghs and destroy Kaiser and Vinci with them. At
ringside, Sheamus hits Gunther with the Celtic Cross through the
commentary table! The Wells Fargo Center explodes!
Sheamus gets in the ring. Holland and Butch hold Vinci up. Sheamus
gets the crowd fired up and crushes Vinci with a Brogue Kick for the
Winners by Pinfall: The Brawling Brutes
The Brawling Brutes celebrate big time.
Video: Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair talks about overcoming
bulimia as a young woman and how WWE saved her
The Miz is walking backstage when Megan Morant stops him. She says
she’s surprised to see him after what happened with Dexter Lumis.
The Miz says he’s here because of he-who-shall-not-be-named. He
wants to ruin Miz’s birthday party, which will be led by Maryse on
Monday. Miz removes his sunglasses and looks shocked by something.
Miz sees Gritty, the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, dancing
around. Gritty gives him a t-shirt, but Miz drops it on the floor
and stomps on it. Gritty is furious!
Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Extreme Rules
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan (c)
The bell rings, and Rousey quickly takes Morgan down. Rousey easily
takes her down for her trademark armbar, but Morgan fights it.
Morgan pulls the hair and picks up a one-count. Morgan scurries over
to the corner and grabs the baseball bat she brought to the ring
with her. Rousey quickly takes it away from her and throws it out of
the ring. Rousey taunts the crowd. Rousey knees Morgan in the face
and applies an ankle lock. Morgan gets to the ropes and knocks
Rousey out of the ring. Morgan goes for a baseball slide, but Rousey
locks her in the apron and punches away at her. Rousey then slaps
her in the face. Rousey grabs a baseball bat, and the crowd is
booing her. Rousey grabs Morgan, but Morgan sprays a fire
extinguisher in her face. Morgan goes to attack with the baseball
bat, but Rousey hits a scary slam on the floor! Rousey recovers and
hits Morgan in the ribs with the bat as she leaps off the steps!
Rousey attacks her with the baseball bat and gets her in the ring.
Morgan soon attacks her and beats Rousey with the baseball bat.
Rousey throws her ring jacket into Morgan’s face and smacks her with
her black belt a few times. Rousey ties her onto the ring post and
smashes her with the bat. Morgan desperately grabs her and slams her
onto the apron. Morgan grabs a table from under the ring and puts it
in the ring. Morgan leans the table in the corner, but Rousey soon
attacks her. Rousey smashes her face off the table a few times and
knees her in the face. Rousey chokes her on the ropes. They
eventually fall out of the ring.
Morgan hits Rousey with a chair and wedges it in the corner. They
botch the spot when the chair falls out of the ring. Morgan goes to
catapult her into the corner without the chair there, but that’s
botched. They do it again, and Rousey hits the ring post. Morgan
covers for a two-count. Morgan grabs the chair from ringside and
beats Rousey down with it in the ring. Morgan hits a Codebreaker
with the chair for a near fall. Morgan takes a while to set the
table up in the ring and puts Rousey on top of it. Morgan heads to
the top rope and crushes Rousey with a senton splash through the
table. Morgan covers, but Rousey kicks out. Rousey immediately grabs
the arm for an armbar, but Morgan fights it. Morgan lifts her up and
slams her onto the wreckage of the table for a near fall. They’re
really struggling with this submission attempt. Rousey is choking
Morgan out. Morgan’s false eyelash is resting on her cheek. Morgan
is smiling as she fades. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Referee’s Decision and new SmackDown Women’s Champion:
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey celebrates with the SmackDown Women’s Championship. As
Morgan regains consciousness, she psychotically smiles.
Video Package: Strap Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett
The referee puts the strap on McIntyre’s wrist. Kross refuses to put
it on and throws it aside. Kross is making McIntyre wait. Scarlett
grabs the other end of the strap and pulls to distract McIntyre.
Kross viciously attacks McIntyre and knocks him to ringside. Kross
hits him with the strap, and they brawl into the crowd. McIntyre
initially gets the better of him. Kross attacks McIntyre and knocks
him to ringside. This match has not started yet. It will not start
until Kross puts the strap on his wrist. Kross goes to suplex
McIntyre onto the steel steps, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre
gives him a suplex on the floor. McIntyre bounces Kross off the
commentary table and the steel steps. McIntyre knocks him into the
ring post and climbs the steps with him. McIntyre then leaps off the
steps and slams Kross onto the apron.
McIntyre gets Kross in the ring and puts the other end of the strap
on his wrist. The match can now officially begin.
McIntyre beats Kross with the strap and knocks him to ringside.
McIntyre unloads with vicious strikes. Scarlett stands in McIntyre’s
way to stop him. Kross then uses the strap to pull McIntyre
shoulder-first into the ring post. The referee checks on McIntyre.
Kross does it again and gets him in the ring. Kross hits an arm
breaker and continues to take it to him. McIntyre chops him back,
but Kross grabs him for a Krossjacket. McIntyre fights it, so Kross
smacks him in the chest with the strap. Kross pulls him out of the
ring and hits a flatliner on the commentary table. Kross ties
McIntyre around the ring post and smacks his back with it. Kross
beats McIntyre down and poses with Scarlett. Kross gets in the ring
and pulls McIntyre in by the strap. Kross hits a Doomsday Saito for
a near fall.
Kross takes a few moments before beating McIntyre with it. McIntyre
fights through the pain and takes Kross down with some clotheslines
before hitting a belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre connects with a
neckbreaker and kips up. McIntyre goes for a Future Shock DDT, but
Kross powers him to the corner. McIntyre fights back with a
spinebuster and a jackknife pin for a near fall. They exchange right
hands in the ring before McIntyre hits him in the neck with the
belt. Kross responds with a shot to the face as well. They go back
and forth with belt shots. Kross goes down to his knees, so McIntyre
beats him with the strap. McIntyre connects with a Future Shock DDT
before kipping up again. McIntyre goes to the corner and counts
down, but Scarlett gets between him and Kross. Scarlett blinds him
with pepper spray. Kross hits a Kross Hammer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Karrion Kross
Video: The comeback of Edge after a career-threatening injury
The Miz is talking to Maryse on the phone backstage when Gritty
interrupts him. Miz yells at him and leaves.
Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship – Ladder Match
Nikkita Lyons of NXT is shown at ringside.
Raw Women’s Championship – Ladder Match
Bayley vs. Bianca Belair (c)
The bell rings, and Belair quickly attacks Bayley. They hit the
ropes and take each other out with dual cross-body blocks. Bayley
goes outside and puts a ladder in the ring. Belair grabs a ladder
and puts it in the ring as well. Bayley sets up the ladder and
starts to climb, but it’s too short. Belair brings a bigger ladder
in and starts to climb. Bayley gets off her and knocks Belair down.
They get into a tug-of-war over Bayley’s original ladder. Belair
pushes Bayley out of the ring. Bayley grabs her, but Bayley knocks
her back. Bayley then sends Belair into a ladder leaning against the
ring and clotheslines her on the floor. Bayley repositions the
ladder leaning on the apron and catapults her onto it. Belair uses
the ladder to quickly get in the ring and start climbing the ladder
for the title. Bayley quickly pulls her down and whips her to the
corner. Belair backflips over her and goes back to the ladder, but
Bayley stops her. Belair leaps over her and pushes Bayley hard into
the ladder. Belair lays the ladder on the mat and slams Bayley onto
it before hitting a handspring standing moonsault.
Belair gets another ladder in the ring, and Bayley quickly drives it
into Belair’s midsection. Bayley has Belair wedged in the corner and
punches her down. The crowd is really buzzing for these two. Bayley
then hits Belair with a sunset flip powerbomb into the ladder
leaning in the corner! Bayley sets the ladder up and starts to
climb, but Belair pulls her down. Bayley knocks her back and drives
the ladder into her. Bayley uses the ladder to push her out of the
ring. Bayley sets up a ladder bridge from the steps to the
barricade. Bayley lays Belair on the ladder and grabs a fan sign to
make fun of it. Bayley leaps off the apron and CRUSHES her with an
elbow drop! Wow!
Bayley takes a smaller ladder and breaks the supports off it. Bayley
goes to sandwich her on the ladder, but Belair escapes. The ladder
breaks in two, so Belair smashes it on Bayley’s back. Belair gets in
the ring and sets the ladder up. Belair starts to climb, but Bayley
pulls her down. Bayley climbs, but Belair grabs her and hits a
spinebuster. Belair starts to climb, but Bayley kicks over the
ladder to knock her out of the ring.
Bayley breaks off a metal hinge from her knee brace. Bayley charges
Belair, but Belair sidesteps her. Belair hits Bayley with the KOD
and sets the ladder up. Belair starts to climb, Damage CTRL run down
to knock the ladder over! Dakota Kai and IYO SKY double-team Belair.
Sky goes to the top rope, but Belair fights back. Belair manages to
hit both Sky and Kai with a double KOD! Yikes!
Belair starts to set up a ladder, but Bayley takes a side of the
broken ladder and throws it at Belair’s spine. Bayley manages to
wedge the broken ladder in the corner and knocks Belair into the
corner. Bayley then hits a Rose Plant on the Raw Women’s Champion
and traps Belair under the ladder. Bayley starts to climb the
ladder, but Belair manages to press the ladder up and knocks Bayley
down to the canvas. Belair sets the ladder up. They both start
climbing it. They’re brawling at the top. Bayley grabs the braid and
pulls Belair into the ladder to knock her down. Bayley reaches for
the title, but Belair quickly gets to her feet and smacks her with
her braid to knock her off the ladder. Belair lifts Bayley up for a
KOD. Bayley grabs the broken ladder to try to desperately hit her
with it. Belair hits Bayley with a KOD onto the broken ladder!
Bayley’s mouth looks like it connected with the ladder. Belair
climbs the ladder and grabs the title to win this match!
Winner and still Raw Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair celebrates with the Raw Women’s Championship. Bayley,
who is bleeding from the mouth, is at ringside with Damage CTRL.
Video: Roman Reigns’ career
The Season Premiere of Raw will see a celebration of DX’s 25th
anniversary, Austin Theory versus Johnny Gargano, and Bobby Lashley
defending the United States Championship against Seth “Freakin”
Footage of white rabbits outside of the Wells Fargo Center is
Video Package: “I Quit” Match
Finn Bálor comes out to a remixed version of his old song and
wearing a bizarre facemask.
“I Quit” Match
Edge vs. Finn Bálor
The bell rings, and Edge powers Bálor to the corner before beating
him down. Edge clotheslines him down and hits a swinging
neckbreaker. Edge punches away at Bálor. Bálor stumbles to the
corner, so Edge digs into his face. Edge viciously whips Bálor into
the corner, and Bálor collapses to the mat in pain. Edge rips at his
face, but Bálor won’t quit. Edge forearms him in the face, and Bálor
stumbles away. Edge viciously whips Bálor into the corner again.
Edge talks some trash and slaps him in the face. Edge whips him to
the corner, but Bálor quickly pops out with a dropkick to the knees.
Edge’s knees have been targeted by the Judgment Day over the past
month. Bálor stomps away at the knee and leaps on it. Bálor twists
the knee around the ropes, but Edge isn’t going to quit. Bálor takes
Edge down and applies a leglock. Edge refuses to give up and punches
Bálor off him. Bálor quickly sweeps the feet and applies a Figure
Four Leglock. Edge screams in pain and knocks the referee’s
microphone away from his face. Edge sits up and turns over to
reverse the pressure. Bálor screams in pain after being turned over,
but he turns Edge back over to keep the pressure on him. Edge
finally just punches out of it.
Bálor rolls out of the ring to recover and pulls the apron skirt out
to trap Edge in there. Bálor beats him down, but Edge still refuses
to quit. Bálor continues to attack Edge before Edge sends him into
the ring post. Edge attacks, but Bálor counters back with a Sling
Blade on the floor. Bálor pulls Edge to his feet, but Edge lifts him
and drives him through the barricade! The referee asks Bálor if
he’ll quit, but he declines. Edge punches Bálor over the barricade,
and they’re brawling in the crowd now. They’re fighting by the
Kickoff Show set. Bálor begs him off, but Edge just stands over him
and punches away at him. Edge hits a suplex on the exposed floor.
The referee asks if he’ll quit, but Bálor says, “Never.” Edge
quickly goes backstage and grabs a hockey stick. Edge drives it into
Bálor! Edge has Bálor on the Kickoff Show desk and applies a Glasgow
Smile with the hockey stick! The referee asks Bálor if he’ll quit,
but his mouth is full.
Edge releases and Bálor starts to retreat. Edge chases after him,
and they’re fighting up the steps of the arena. They’re in an
entranceway. Bálor slams Edge into the walls a few times, but Edge
won’t quit. Bálor charges, but Edge gives him a flapjack into the
concrete overhang! The entranceway is full of fans from the
concession stands trying to get some footage on their phones. Edge
psychotically looks out into the Wells Fargo Center. Edge goes for a
Spear, but Bálor sidesteps him and sends him sternum-first into a
metal railing! Edge stumbles away, and Bálor chokes him on the metal
railing. They’re back on the floor, and Bálor hits Edge in the ribs
with a chair. Bálor chops him, and Edge goes over the barricade.
They’re back at the ringside area now.
Bálor goes under the ring to look for a weapon. Bálor kicks Edge and
goes back under the ring for a steel chair. Bálor hits Edge in the
ribs with the steel chair, and Edge stumbles into the ring. The
crowd loudly boos as Bálor drives the chair into Edge’s lower back
and his midsection. The referee checks on him, but Edge says, “Screw
you, Finn.” Bálor unloads on Edge’s back with steel chair shots. The
referee checks again, and Edge says, “I… don’t quit.” A furious
Bálor wedges the chair in the corner and chops Edge’s chest. Edge
blocks a whip, but Bálor hits a side leg sweep and applies the Rings
of Saturn. Edge refuses to quit once again. Bálor transitions into a
crossface. Edge still won’t quit. Bálor is irate and viciously knees
Edge in the ribs a few times. Edge still declines to end the match.
Bálor goes to drive him into the wedged chair, but Edge turns it on
Edge grabs the chair and his Bálor in the legs with it a few times.
Edge hits him in the knee with the chair and applies the Edgecator.
Bálor teases quitting until Damian Priest runs down. Edge quickly
attacks Priest and clotheslines him out of the ring. Edge lifts
Bálor up, but Dominik Mysterio pulls him to ringside. Edge then
spears Bálor off the apron onto Priest and Mysterio! Wow!
Edge gets Bálor in the ring, and the crowd is fired up. Edge stalks
Bálor, but Rhea Ripley appears and handcuffs Edge to the top rope!
She waves the key at him. Edge looks really concerned. The rest of
Judgment Day gets in the ring, and Edge sighs in frustration. Edge
tries to fight them off, but he’s a one-armed man in a butt-kicking
contest. Judgment Day triple-teams Edge and the crowd is loudly
booing. Bálor goes under the ring and grabs some kendo sticks. Bálor
smiles before he smacks Edge in the spine with the stick a few
times. The referee checks on Edge…
…Rey Mysterio runs down and hits Priest with a steel chair. Rey gets
in the ring and hits Bálor with a springboard cross-body block. Rey
hits Priest with a 619. Dominik then lays out his father, knocking
him off the apron! Dominik grabs his father and drives his ribs into
the barricade before throwing him into the ring post. Dominik grabs
Rey’s arms and stomps his face a few times! Ripley gleefully claps
as she watches this. Michael Cole is incredulous on commentary.
In the ring, Bálor hits Edge in the legs with the kendo stick. All
of a sudden, Beth Phoenix, Edge’s wife, gets in the ring and takes
the kendo stick from Bálor! Phoenix hits him with the kendo stick
and lays Priest out with it as well. Dominik cowardly runs away.
Phoenix turns and sees Ripley in the ring. The crowd is really
buzzing for this. Phoenix challenges her… and they begin brawling to
a huge reaction! Ripley pushes her off, but Phoenix comes back with
a Spear! Ripley rolls out of the ring, and Dominik checks on her.
Phoenix has the handcuff key, and she unlocks her husband from the
top rope. Edge immediately hits Priest with a Spear! Edge turns and
sees Dominik. Dominik tries to beg him off and offers a handshake.
The crowd can’t wait to see Dominik get what’s coming to him. Edge
kicks Dominik in the groin! Edge turns into a Sling Blade from
Bálor! Bálor sizes Edge up and charges, but Edge hits him with a
Spear! Edge hits a second Spear, and the crowd is on fire! Edge then
hits a third devastating Spear! Edge directs his wife to get a steel
chair. Edge breaks off a support pipe from the chair and applies a
Glasgow Smile. Ripley quickly attacks Phoenix to distract Edge.
Ripley was wearing brass knuckles! Priest hits Edge with South of
Heaven! Bálor hits Edge with the Coup de Grâce three times! Bálor
asks Edge if he’ll quit and warns him that this is his last chance.
Edge says, “Go to hell!”
Judgment Day looks at Ripley, and she approaches the unconscious
Phoenix. Bálor, Priest, and Dominik hold Edge up. Ripley grabs some
chairs and teases a con-chair-to. Edge then quits, saving his wife!
Winner: Finn Bálor
Edge whimpers as Ripley continues to threaten it. Ripley then hits
Phoenix with the con-chair-to! Judgment Day runs off as a shaken
Edge checks on his wife. Rey Mysterio gets in the ring to check, as
do WWE producers and referees. Edge looks totally lost.
Video: Charlotte Flair’s career
The Miz is outside of Triple H’s office when he’s again interrupted
by Gritty. Gritty gives him the t-shirt again, so Miz attacks him.
Miz talks some trash before realizing that Dexter Lumis is standing
behind him. Lumis grabs Miz and puts him to sleep. Lumis looks down
at Gritty and helps him up to a huge reception. As Miz comes to,
Gritty kicks him in the ribs. Gritty walks off with Lumis.
Video Package: Fight Pit
UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier makes his way to the ring. He will
be the Special Guest Referee for the Fight Pit. The ring ropes have
been removed, and the Fight Pit structure hangs above the ring.
NXT Champion Bron Breakker is shown at ringside.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins comes out with Rob Van Dam-inspired ring
Matt Riddle vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Special Guest Referee: Daniel Cormier
The bell rings, and they size each other up. Riddle gets a quick jab
to the ribs, and Rollins backs up. Riddle peppers him with kicks,
and Rollins hits the cage wall as he backs up. Riddle kicks him back
and slams him down. Rollins fights him off, but Riddle quickly stuns
him with a kick to the head. Riddle quickly scales the wall and
kicks Rollins in the head. Riddle punches away at Rollins and swats
Daniel Cormier away. Cormier grabs Riddle and throws him off before
admonishing him. Rollins quickly attacks Riddle from behind and
stomps away at him. Riddle goes for a triangle, but Rollins fights
up. Rollins goes for a German Suplex, but Riddle flips through and
goes for a triangle again. Rollins digs his thumb into Riddle’s eyes
and sends him into the cage wall.
Cormier checks on Riddle, so Rollins pushes him away. Rollins stomps
Riddle, but Cormier backs Rollins up. Cormier has Rollins by the
neck and warns him not to touch him. Riddle attacks, but Rollins
takes him down. Rollins drives Riddle’s face into the cage wall and
rakes his face. Rollins hits a rolling forearm before hitting an
elbow to the back of the neck. Cormier starts counting Riddle down.
Riddle is up at 8. Riddle gets out of a slam, but Rollins elbows him
in the head. Rollins hits a pair of superkicks. Cormier starts
counting Riddle down again. Rollins attacks when it becomes clear
that Riddle will get to his feet. Rollins shouts that Riddle is a
loser and always will be. Riddle fights back, but Rollins elbows
him. Rollins hits a suplex into the cage wall. Rollins climbs the
cage wall, does the RVD taunt while saying, “Seth ‘Freakin’
Rollins,” and hits a twisting frog splash!
Riddle beats the 10 count, so Rollins kicks him in the face a few
times. Rollins taunts Riddle about his family and goes for a
Peruvian Necktie, but Riddle fights out of it. Riddle hits Rollins
with an RKO! Both men are up at 9. They rock each other with
strikes. Rollins blocks a knee and an RKO before hitting a Stomp!
Cormier checks on Riddle and takes his time before starting the
count. Rollins is not happy. Riddle stirs and is up at 9. Rollins
climbs the cage and goes for a diving Stomp, but Riddle moves.
Riddle gets Rollins in the electric chair, but Rollins grabs the
cage and climbs to the platform surrounding the Fight Pit. Rollins
gets the crowd to sing his song. Riddle looks frustrated. Riddle
starts to climb, so Rollins attacks him. Riddle is holding onto a
steel chain to keep himself from falling down to the canvas! Riddle
soon grabs Rollins with a sleeper while holding onto the chain!
Rollins fights it and pulls Riddle onto the platform. Rollins
smashes Riddle’s face into the cage wall a few times. Riddle goes
for a guillotine, but Rollins counters, walks across the platform
with him on his shoulders, and hits a Buckle Bomb into the cage
wall! They are still high above the ring on that platform. Riddle
goes for an attack and is nearly sent down to the canvas, but he
holds on. Rollins hits Riddle with a Pedigree on the platform!
Rollins shouts at Daniel Cormier to count, but he won’t. Cormier
wants them in the actual ring. Riddle surprises Rollins with an RKO.
Rollins rolls over and grabs a support beam as he falls down to the
canvas. Cormier starts counting Rollins down. Riddle gets to his
feet, looks down from the platform, and hits a Broton onto Rollins!
Somehow, both men get to their feet to break the count! Riddle goes
for a triangle, so Rollins fights it and slams him into the cage
wall twice. Rollins slams him, but Riddle keeps the triangle
applied! Rollins taps out!
Winner by Submission: Matt Riddle
Daniel Cormier holds Matt Riddle’s arm up. The graphic to end the
show comes up…
…and the lights go out in the arena.
“He’s got the whole world in his hands…”
The crowd explodes! The arena is lit up with cellphone lights. The
fireflies are out tonight. A person dressed in a pig costume is
illuminated momentarily. Another person dressed as Mercy the Buzzard
is shown. A full-sized Ramblin’ Rabbit is shown next. A haunting
version of Abby the Witch is shown. Michael Cole and Corey Graves
retreat when what looks like a decapitated head is shown on their
All of a sudden, “The Fiend” is shown! A door is shown. It could be
the door to the Firefly Funhouse. We’re in the Firefly Funhouse. It
looks like it’s been abandoned for some time. The puppets are
covered in cobwebs. A distorted version of the Firefly Funhouse song
is heard. A new mask is shown. “Who killed the world? You did!”
We see the door again. Like in Poltergeist, light is emitting from
the corners of the door. The door kicks open, and the crowd erupts.
A person holding a lantern is shown. This person walks out to a huge
reaction. The crowd is going nuts. The person is wearing a mask we
haven’t seen before. Bray Wyatt removes the mask and blows out the