Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
April 1, 2022
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The bell rings an we are under way. Tozawa and Reggie are
eliminated. Damien Priest eliminates R-Truth. Jinder Mahal is
eliminated by the Viking Raiders.
Shelton Benjamin eliminates T-Bar. Madcapp Boss eliminates Drew
Gulak. Corbin, who is not in the match, makes sure Madcap Mss is not
eliminated. He tells Madcap to focus as they argue. Corbin leaves
Apollo Crews eliminates Cedrik Alexander. Commander Azeez eliminates
Shelton Benjamin. Ciampa eliminates Mansour as the Viking Raiders
eliminate Apollo Crews. Commander Azeez and Shanky eliminate the
Viking Raiders. The entire superstars eliminate Shanky and Commander
Finn Balor eliminates Damien Priest.
Dolph Ziggler eliminates Ciampa. Madcap Moss eliminates Ziggler and
Roode. Final two are Madcap Moss and Fin Balor. Madcap Moss
eliminates Finn Balor and wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle
Winner: Madcap Moss
He celebrates outside of the ring with the trophy and says he did it
all by himself. Ever since he was a kid, he looked up to Andre the
Giant and he was his hero. Madcap says he was beloved by everyone
just like himself. He also wanted to follow in his footsteps and he
Madcap says they all want a joke and asks what do you call a battle
royal named after the smartest Texans around? A cattle royal.
Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat Match – Ricochet (c) vs.
Angel Garza vs. Humberto Carrillo
The bell rings and we are under way. Garza and Carrillo double team
Ricochet. A knee to the face by Garza with a knee to the spine by
Carrillo. Ricochet gets back up and a shoulder tackle on Garza and a
jumping hurricanrana on Garza and Carrillo.
Ricochet on the ring apron, he jumps on the top rope but Garza stops
him and Humberto with an arm drag off the top rope. Ricochet falls
to the outside of the ring. Garza tries to roll Carrillo from behind
but Carrillo turns around. Both men hug.
Back from commercial, Garza and Carrillo are double teaming
Ricochet. A jumping kick to the face off the second rope by
Carrillo. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Garza goes
for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Carrillo and Garza argue as
Ricochet rolls Carrillo up but Garza with a super kick.
Garza goes for a DDT on Ricochet but Carrillo rolls Garza up and
Garza kicks out. Both men argue and Ricochet with a cross body off
the top rope. Ricochet with a flying forearm on Carrillo. Ricochet
with a moon sault on Carrillo. He goes for the cover but Garza
breaks it up.
All three men are down. Ricochet throws Carrillo to the outside of
the ring. Ricochet with a kick to the side of the head to Garza.
Ricochet climbs the top rope but Garza grabs Ricochet’s leg.
Ricochet kicks him away. Ricochet on the top rope but Carrillo trips
him up. Carrillo on the second rope. He goes for a suplex but
Ricochet with right hands. Ricochet throws Carrillo onto Garza.
Ricochet with the 630 onto Garza followed by the recoil onto
Carrillo. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental champion, Ricochet
Sasha Banks and Naomi vs. Carmella and Queen Zelina
The bell rings and we are under way. Carmella with a right hand on
Sasha. She throws Sasha to the outside and Vega is tagged in. Sasha
on the ring apron and Zelina with a knee to the face. She goes for
the cover but Sasha kicks out. Carmella is tagged back in. They
double team her. Carmella climbs the top rope and Zelina is tagged
in. They double team Sasha in the corner. Zelina goes for the cover
but Sasha kicks out. Carmella is tagged back in and they double team
Sasha. Carmella goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. A head lock
Sasha gets out of it but Carmella slams her onto the mat. Carmella
goes for a big boot but a knee by Sasha. Zelina is tagged in as she
runs and a right hand onto Naomi knocking her off the ring apron.
Sasha rolls Zelina up and she tags Naomi into the match. In comes
Carmella but Naomi with a dropkick onto them both. Sasha is tagged
in. Double kicks by Naomi and Sasha onto Carmella and Zelina in the
corner. Naomi is tagged in. A spli legged moonsault onto Zelina. She
goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Naomi and Sasha Banks
A video from earlier in the day and it’s Kayla Braxton with Ronda
Rousey. She is sparring with Shayna Baszler. Ronda tells Charlotte
she can tap out or she can rip her arm off and give it to her family
as a souvenir.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair comes out. She says
the master piece that she has created causing Ronda immense pain is
more poetic than Oscar winners. She says Ronda is very angry and she
is angry that no matter what submission she will try on her, she
will destroy Ronda.
Charlotte says Ronda is acting like she has her anger under control
but they all know better. She says what is cool is Charlotte Flair.
The 13 time Women’s champion, that’s cool. The most dominant woman
in sports entertainment, that is cool. Every woman wanting to be her
and every man wanting her, that is cool.
Flair says everyone wants her autograph, a selfie with her, that is
cool. Beating Ronda to a pulp and walking out of WrestleMania still
the SmackDown women’s champion, that is cool.
We cut backstage and Madcap Moss is with his trophy. In comes Corbin
with a sword as both men laugh.
As Shinsuke Nakamura is coming down to the ring, Pat McAfee is
dancing on the announce table. Austin Theory jumps through the crowd
and trips him. McAfee chases Austin Theory to the back as Theory is
in McMahon’s office. McAfee opens the door and Vince McMahon comes
out. He tells Pat to return to announcing before he cancels their
Rick Boogs with Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jimmy Uso with Jey Uso
Pat McAfee is back on commentary. The bell rings and we are under
way. A chop to the chest by Jimmy but Boogs is still standing. Boogs
lifts Jimmy Uso and curls him in the ring followed by a bodyslam.
Boogs goes for a gorilla press but Jimmy lands on his feet and slams
Boogs shoulder first into the turnbuckle.
Jimmy with a right hand. A double axe by Jimmy followed by a
headbutt. Boogs gorilla presses Jimmy into a fall away slam. Out
comes Austin Theory. He grabs a soda from a fan and throws it onto
Pat. Michael Cole holds Pat back as Finn Balor throws Theory into
the ring. The referee calls for the bell.
Winners: No contest
The Usos with Austin Theory vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Rick Boogs and
Back from commercial and the match is already under way. Theory is
in the ring with Boogs and Boogs lifts Theory up and slams him onto
the mat. Boogs goes for the cover but Austin kicks out. Balor is
tagged in. They double team Theory. Finn with a chop to the chest.
He stomps on Theory in the corner.
A snap mare take down by Balor. He goes for the cover but Theory
kicks out. Balor to the ropes but Jimmy with a clothesline with the
referee distracted. Jimmy is tagged in. Right hands by Balor but
Jimmy slams Balor into the corner. Balor thrown to the outside.
Back from commercial, Jimmy with right hands on Balor in the corner.
Jimmy goes for the splash in the corner but Balor moves out of the
way. Jey is tagged in and he stomps on Balor. Jey with a superkick
on Boogs who was on the ring apron. Jey grabs Balor but Balor with a
back body drop. Austin Theory and Shinsuke Nakamura are tagged in.
Nakamura with a kick onto Theory.
He knocks Jey and Jimmy to the outside. Nakamura with a kick to the
back of the neck followed by a release German suplex. Nakamura goes
for the cover but The Usos with a double superkick onto Nakamura.
Boogs throws The Usos to the outside but they grab Boogs to the
outside. Boogs thrown into the ring steps. Balor is tagged in and he
clothesline Theory to the outside of the ring. Balor with a splash
over the top rope onto the outside. He throws Theory back in the
ring. Balor with the slingblade.
Balor climbs the top rope but Theory trips him up. Theory with the
Unproven Cutter. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Usos and Austin Theory
Pat McAfee gets on the ring apron after the match. Both men are face
to face as Michael Cole talks Pat away from him.
Happy Talk with Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss
Both men are in the ring. Madcap Moss says they are all happy for
him. Corbin says he is his protege, he did that in 2016 in his WWE
debut. He says he is happy for Madcap. He says he is euphoric and
after WrestleMania they might call him Euphoric Corbin. He raises
Drew’s sword in the air.
Corbin says he retired Kurt Angle at WrestleMania and he will
destroy Drew McIntyre once and for all at WrestleMania. He says the
sword is more of an insurance policy that way no one messes with
him. He says when Drew has it, it’s a fancy accessory. But when he
has it, it is a dangerous weapon. He says the sword needs to be
given a happy name. He names it Euphoria. Drew asks what does Drew
McIntyre’s sword and his mother have in common? He lost them both.
Drew’s music hits and out he comes. Drew with a right hand knocks
Madcap down. Drew walks around the ring. He grabs a chair and gets
in the ring. He throws the chair onto Corbin and grabs the sword. He
swings the sword at Corbin but Corbin leaves the ring. Drew throws
the furniture over the top rope to the outside. He grabs the sword
and breaks the table in half.