Week of 6/12/2017 - 6/18/2017

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    Monday Night Raw
    Date: June 12, 2017
    Location: Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana
    Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T., Corey Graves

    It's a big night as Brock Lesnar is back on the show for the first time since winning the Universal Title nearly two and a half months ago. That means we're getting ready for his first title defense against Samoa Joe in about a month, which has been enhanced by Samoa Joe choking out Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman. Let's get to it.

    We open with a recap of Samoa Joe attacking Heyman last week to send Lesnar a message.

    Here are Lesnar and Heyman to get things going with Paul saying it's time for revenge. Now last week, Samoa Joe attacked Heyman and Paul gets why that's the case. Sometimes he certainly deserves it but that wasn't true last week. Last week, Heyman saw someone that could go man to beast with Brock.

    There have been a lot of Samoans in wrestling but Joe is the outcast one. For some reason he's not treated the same and his biggest claim to fame is choking Heyman out. Heyman agrees that the Koquina Clutch was everything that Joe promised it would be. That made Heyman wonder what would happen to the title if Brock was ever caught in that hold. Then Heyman realized that's not a problem because Joe isn't man enough to get the hold on Brock Lesnar.

    Cue Joe to headbutt Lesnar right in the face as the brawl is on. Security is sent out and dispatched just as fast so here's the locker room to try again. That goes just as badly with Joe breaking away to superkick Joe right in the jaw. The fight is finally broken up and things settle down.

    Back with a replay.

    Here's Elias Samson to sing a song running down both Louisiana and Dean Ambrose.

    Elias Samson vs. Dean Ambrose

    They brawl into the corner to start with Booker praising Samson every chance he can. An elbow to the face and chop send Samson to the floor as we take a break. Back with Ambrose caught in a chinlock before fighting up with more elbows to the face. A fisherman's suplex is good for two on Samson and the suicide dive makes things even worse.

    Back in and Dean breaks up a superplex attempt, only to have Miz come out for a distraction. Samson's rollup gets two but Dean goes after Miz and Maryse. The distraction is good for a nine count with Samson kneeing Dean in the back as he comes back in. Samson's swinging neckbreaker is good for the pin on Ambrose at 11:49.

    Goldust says he and R-Truth were never friends or brothers. No one ever understood him and he's going to make them all very uncomfortable.

    Kurt Angle yells at Miz, who brings up Kurt's personal problems. Miz wants Angle to do something about Dean but Angle says do it yourself.

    Video on Cedric Alexander.

    Noam Dar is in the back when Cedric comes up to say he's done with Dar and Alicia Fox. It turns out that Alicia is talking to Alicia on Skype and she wants Cedric to say things to his face. Alexander says this ends tonight.

    Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar

    Dar brings his phone to the ring where Fox is still yelling at him. For some reason this goes over the arena's audio system with Alicia saying he's making her neck hurt. As for the match, the bell rings and the Lumbar Check ends Dar at 6 seconds.

    Next week, Roman Reigns will announce his plans for Summerslam.

    Bray Wyatt wants to break things.

    Here's Wyatt to talk about how people shouldn't deny him like Seth Rollins has done. Seth lives in a glass house and a single shout brought it all crashing down. This brings out Rollins, who says he was speaking the truth when he called Wyatt a false prophet. If Bray is that disturbed by what Seth said, do something about it. Bray says Seth is beneath him and that Rollins doesn't want this fight. The lights go out again and Bray is gone. They go out again and Bray is on the screen, saying Seth can slay a king but not a god.

    The Hardys are ready to get their titles back.

    Kalisto vs. Apollo Crews

    Titus O'Neil is at ringside and has Akira Tozawa in the front row to help recruit him to the Titus Brand. Kalisto does his handstand walk but Crews dropkicks him down. We hit a front facelock as Tozawa is plugging his ears to avoid listening to Titus. Kalisto's hurricanrana driver gets two, followed by Crews' Toss Powerbomb for the pin at 2:16.

    Tozawa is thrown into the ring and forced to take a picture. He doesn't look pleased.

    Miz comes up to Heath Slater and Rhyno (who are eating cheese and crackers) to offer the former a spot in his entourage. Slater seems intrigued in exchange for an Intercontinental Title shot. Rhyno doesn't like this and tells Miz to get a partner for a tag match later.

    Here's Alexa Bliss for a chat but she's cut off by a ticked off Nia Jax. Alexa's tone changes in a hurry and she talks about wanting to give Nia a great match that people would talk about for years. It was Mickie James and Dana Brooke that messed things up though. This brings out Mickie and Dana to call Bliss out for saying they all have a Nia Jax problem.

    Bliss doesn't want to hear it because she's above the two of them but here's Emma to say it's her time. Alexa says this is what she's talking about and tries to get Nia on her side, only to have Sasha Banks come out as well. She wants to show Bliss how a Boss throws a party and decks Alexa in the face. The brawl is on and we take a break.

    Alexa Bliss/Nia Jax/Emma vs. Dana Brooke/Mickie James/Sasha Banks

    Joined in progress with Bliss holding Dana in a chinlock until it's off to Emma. Dana stops a charge with a raised boot but Emma kicks her in the ribs to cut off a tag attempt. That lasts all of three seconds as it's off to Sasha for the house cleaning. Emma tries to tag off to Alexa but the champ drops to the floor and walks out. Mickie dives onto Nia and Sasha grabs the Bank Statement to make Emma tap at 3:29.

    The announcers talk about Money in the Bank.

    Video on Finn Balor.

    Bayley sat down with Corey Graves earlier today to talk about her loss at Extreme Rules. Bayley says she's always going to be herself and do what's best for herself no matter what. As for her future, she wants to get her title back and walk into Wrestlemania defending it again next year. The fans need to know that they can do it their way, which is what she wants everyone to know. To wrap it up, Bayley hugs Graves, who looks a bit disturbed. Graves: “I need a cigarette.”

    Miz/??? vs. Heath Slater/Rhyno

    Miz doesn't have a partner.....so here's a bear on a tricycle. The bear scratches itself on the post and distracts Slater so he can grab a rollup for two. An armbar doesn't get him very far so it's off to the bear for a staredown. Heath doesn't think much of it so the bear paws him a few times.

    It's back to Miz, who beats the bear up. The head is taken off to reveal.....a no name. Back in and Miz gets beaten down again, only to have the bear come back in with the head on. Miz is sent into Maryse, who walks out on the match. Of course it's Dean Ambrose underneath the match this time and Dirty Deeds gives Heath the pin at 6:30.

    Video on the Hardys returning and winning/losing the Tag Team Titles.

    Neville vs. Rich Swann

    Non-title and Neville jumps Swann during his dancing. The Rings of Saturn go on and there's no match.

    Neville lists off the people he's destroyed and wants to know how many more names he has to beat up before he gets his respect. That brings him to Akira Tozawa, who has been getting his attention as of late. If Tozawa keeps doing this though, he's going to have to bend his knee as well.

    Cesaro and Sheamus say they are the bar.

    Enzo Amore/Big Cass vs. Anderson and Gallows

    Hang on as Cass is down again (you can see Revival walking through the background) with Enzo running up to check on him. Cass says it was one shot to the back of his head but he'll be out there anyway. After Anderson and Gallows get in some mocking, the match starts anyway. Cass is clearly shaken up as he beats Anderson up. It's off to Enzo as Cass is knocked off the apron again. Enzo fights back but gets superkicked out of the air, setting up the Magic Killer for the pin at 2:27.

    Big Show comes out to break up the post match beatdown. Cass isn't cool with Show helping Enzo up.

    Post break Enzo asks Show if he attacked Cass because not many people could take Cass out with one shot. Show calls Cass S-A-W-F-T.

    We recap the opening segment.

    Samoa Joe is ready to choke Brock out.

    Next week, Roman Reigns will announce his Summerslam plans.

    Tag Team Titles: Sheamus/Cesaro vs. Hardys

    Sheamus and Cesaro are defending and this is 2/3 falls. An early Brogue Kick misses and it's Poetry in Motion to set up the Side Effect for two on Sheamus. Jeff tries to jump over Sheamus and gets Brogue Kicked for the first fall at 1:11. If my sources are right, that's the first time the Hardys have been pinned in a tag match since November 2014.

    Back from a break with Jeff still in trouble until he kicks Sheamus away and makes the hot tag off to Matt. The DELETE chants strike up as Matt sends Cesaro into each buckle ten times. A tornado DDT gets two and the Twist of Fate ties things up at 8:51.

    Everything breaks down in a hurry for the third fall with Jeff getting kneed in the face for two. Cesaro takes Matt down into the Sharpshooter but Jeff makes a save. The European uppercut gets another near fall on Jeff as Matt is driven into the barricade. Jeff gets in a quick Swanton but Cesaro makes the save at two. Everyone brawls to the floor and the third fall is a double countout at 15:25.

    The Hardys beat them up a bit more to end the show.

    Elias Samson b. Dean Ambrose – Swinging neckbreaker
    Cedric Alexander b. Noam Dar – Lumbar Check
    Apollo Crews b. Kalisto – Toss powerbomb
    Dana Brooke/Mickie James/Sasha Banks b. Alexa Bliss/Nia Jax/Emma – Bank Statement to Emma
    Heath Slater/Rhyno b. Miz/Bear – Dirty Deeds to Miz
    Anderson and Gallows b. Enzo Amore/Big Cass – Magic Killer to Amore
    Cesaro/Sheamus vs. Hardys went to a draw


    Date: June 13, 2017
    Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton

    It's the go home show for Money in the Bank and instead of having a bunch of matches to set up the ladder match, let's just have one match to set it up! This week it's a six man tag as the participants try to build momentum, all while having JBL say that none of this actually matters as we head towards the pay per view. Let's get to it.

    Opening sequence.

    New Day/Breezango vs. Colons/Usos

    New Day is played to the ring by a live band for the sake of some New Orleans spirit. Before the match, Woods brags about potentially being cast in a very off Broadway version of Straight Out of Compton. This brings out the Usos to say they're retaining the titles, only to have Breezango interrupt. They have a different view of the Usos: their day one wasn't H but rather G, for GROSS. The Colons come out as well to say they have a break in the case. Big E.: “Now hold on sucker!”

    Fandango and Jey start things off but it's off to Kofi vs. Epico with no offense. The good guys work on Epico's arm with armdrags and elbows to the arm. A legdrop gives Fandango two but Breeze gets taken into the corner for the beatdown. That lasts all of five seconds before it's off to Woods, who drops Breeze onto Primo for two. The Honor Roll drops Primo and everything breaks down with the good guys cleaning house to send us to a rather unnecessary break.

    Back with Breeze in trouble and Jimmy hitting a running Umaga Attack in the corner. Breeze gets in a kick to the face but Epico dives over for the save. Fandango gets knocked off the apron and Breeze stays in trouble. Some superkicks finally get him out of trouble, followed by a clothesline that makes Epico DDT Primo by mistake. The hot tag brings in Woods and then Kofi to clean house as everything breaks down again. Something like a Demolition Decapitator with a stomp instead of an elbow puts Primo away at 14:27.

    Sami Zayn is enthusiastic about the upcoming six man tag and talks strategy with AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. AJ seems a bit disturbed by Sami's energy. Nakamura: “I like him.” Styles: “You would.”

    Mojo Rawley is disappointed in his loss last week and praises Jinder Mahal. Zack Ryder makes his return to encourage his buddy.

    Naomi vs. Tamina

    Non-title and Lana comes out to watch. Tamina takes her into the corner to start and we're already into the neck crank. Naomi gets her head crushed in the corner and her kicks are cut off by a shove down. One heck of a clothesline gives Tamina two and it's back to the chinlock. Naomi fights up with some kicks but walks into a spinning Rock Bottom for two. Tamina heads up top but gets slammed down, setting up the split legged moonsault for the pin at 5:08.

    Lana jumps Naomi after the match and gives her a sitout spinebuster.

    Here's Jinder Mahal for the big showdown with Randy Orton. After the long entrance, Mahal calls Orton a coward and says this is his era. Orton's music hits and he comes through the crowd for an RKO. This feud continues to feel like nothing because Mahal feels like nothing, though his delivery has gotten better. He feels like he's doing all the right things but that doesn't make up for him having no background.

    Owens, Corbin and Ziggler don't trust each other but they'll work together.

    Randy Orton promises to win the title back.

    Charlotte vs. Natalya

    Feeling out process to start as we see Becky Lynch watching in the back. We come back from a very early break with Charlotte being thrown shoulder first into the post. It doesn't seem to do much though as she comes back with something like an exploder suplex, followed by a moonsault which actually connects. Charlotte heads up again but gets powerbombed down for two. A small package gives Natalya the same but it's Natural Selection to give Charlotte the pin at 7:16.

    It's Fashion Files time. Fandango is admiring his pecs and can't wait to show them off to Breeze. We cut to an unconscious Breeze as the office seems to have been wrecked again. Breeze was attacked by two greasy haired men with one arm. Breeze: “No, two arms!” Fandango draws some stick figures and Tyler says that's them.

    Video on a WWE fan who has survived liver disease.

    Lana doesn't care what people think about her because she can beat Naomi.

    Kevin Owens/Dolph Ziggler/Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura/Sami Zayn/AJ Styles

    Joined in progress with Ziggler being thrown to the ground, only to blast Nakamura with a dropkick. It's off to Owens with forearms to the back and the heels take turns hammering away. We hit the chinlock for a bit until the hot tag brings in Sami as everything beaks down. Sami hits the flip dive onto Owens but Ziggler DDTs Styles to slow things down again.

    We take a break and come back with Sami fighting up and getting clotheslined right back down. Owens' backsplash hits knees but Corbin headbutts Sami in the chest to keep him in the wrong corner. Sami kicks Corbin in the face and dodges the other two before low bridging Corbin to the floor. Ziggler and Owens pull the partners to the floor though and there's still no hot tag. A Helluva Kick out of nowhere puts Corbin away at 12:48.

    Post match Owens brings in the ladder and the brawl breaks out. Corbin gets the better of it until Nakamura gets in a shot. Shinsuke takes everyone else down and climbs up to pull down the briefcase to end the show.

    New Day/Breezango b. Usos/Colons – Middle rope double stomp to Primo
    Naomi b. Tamina – Split legged moonsault
    Charlotte b. Natalya – Natural Selection
    Sami Zayn/AJ Styles/Shinsuke Nakamura b. Baron Corbin/Dolph Ziggler/Kevin Owens – Helluva Kick to Corbin


    Date: June 14, 2017
    Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
    Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips, Percy Watson

    It's title week on NXT as Asuka is defending the Women's Title against Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross in an elimination match. This still feels like a way to set up the returning Ember Moon as a title challenger, which should make for one heck of a challenge to the title. Other than that we're likely to get some more development towards Bobby Roode vs. Roderick Strong. Let's get to it.

    We get a quick recap of the original triple threat in Chicago with Asuka retaining.

    Opening sequence.

    Drew McIntyre vs. Rob Ryzin

    Drew throws him around to start and grabs a quick belly to belly. A superkick gives Ryzin a quick one count but a suplex toss cuts Rob off again. Drew unloads in the corner and shoves Ryzin off the top and out to the floor. Back in and the running boot to the face is good for the pin on Ryzin at 3:26.

    We look back at Ember Moon being medically cleared and scaring Peyton Royce and Billie Kay.

    Moon vs. Royce next week.

    Video on Aleister Black.

    Authors of Pain vs. Dominguez/???

    Non-title. Akum kicks Dominguez in the face as Paul Ellering has Rezar on the floor while writing something down. A Death Valley Driver ends Dominguez at 55 seconds.

    The jobbers take a Super Collider after the match. Ellering calls Heavy Machinery as foolish as they are large. They've been here for a year and have defeated every team thrown against them. It's time to write the first chapter in their book of dominance and Heavy Machinery won't even be a footnote. Heavy Machinery comes out for the showdown but the champs back off.

    We look back at Roode and Strong's showdown from last week.

    Video on Sonya Deville.

    Velveteen Dream vs. Raul Mendoza

    Mendoza was in the Cruiserweight Classic. Dream shoulders him down to start but Mendoza nips up to offer a bit of a scare. An attempt to speed things up earns Mendoza a kick to the face and it's time to make fun of Percy for not being able to tell that Dream's tights are purple. Mendoza flips out of a suplex and kicks away, only to miss a charge in the corner. A cartwheel Death Valley Driver sets up the top rope elbow to put Raul away at 3:40.

    We look back at Kassius Ohno saving Oney Lorcan from Hideo Itami.

    Ohno doesn't like what he did last week but Itami needs to get over it. Next week, Ohno faces Aleister Black.

    Video on Ember Moon.

    Women's Title: Asuka vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot

    Asuka is defending and this is under elimination rules. The champ is sent outside to start so Nikki dropkicks Riot down, only to have Asuka come back in with one of her own. Asuka gets knocked outside again, which doesn't make the most sense considering she has to be eliminated either way. Ruby sends Asuka face first into the middle buckle for a running knee as we take an early break.

    Back with Riot elbowing Asuka in the face but eating a hip attack for her efforts. Nikki comes back in and gets dropped as well, only to have Riot catch Asuka's running kick (nice callback to Chicago). Cross pulls Asuka outside and pounds away until Ruby takes them both out with a dive. Asuka misses a missile dropkick and takes Nikki's fisherman's neckbreaker but wisely rolls outside. Ruby tries a save but gets caught in a hanging neckbreaker for the elimination at 10:05.

    Back from another break with Cross firing off the forearms until Asuka hits a spinning backfist. Cross gets smart by going to the eyes but can't hit a neckbreaker out of the corner. Instead they fight to the floor with Nikki still in control as Asuka is in over her head for a change. They fight to the back....and that means a no contest at 15:04.

    The announcers talk for a bit until we cut to the back where the fight continues. Asuka gets sent into a wall but drives Cross' head into the wall to get us back to even. They head over to a cooler full of ice and water with Asuka's head being soaked. Back to the arena with the fight heading to the announcers' desk and then the tech area. Cross keeps getting the better of it but Asuka forearms her a few times. A crossbody takes Asuka off a barricade and through a table for the big crash. Both women are down to end the show.

    Drew McIntyre b. Rob Ryzin – Running boot to the face
    Authors of Pain b. Dominguez/??? – Death Valley Driver to Dominguez
    Velveteen Dream b. Raul Mendoza – Top rope elbow
    Asuka vs. Ruby Riot vs. Nikki Cross went to a no contest when Cross and Asuka fought backstage


    Impact Wrestling
    Date: June 15, 2017
    Location: Film Studio 7, Mumbai, India
    Commentators: Jeremy Borash, Josh Matthews

    We're still in India and tonight's main event is a special treat for the live crowd. This week will see Sonjay Dutt challenging Low Ki for the X-Division Title in an effort to shake away his moniker of the best X-Division wrestler to never win the title. Other than that the build to Slammiversary continues with less than three weeks to go. Let's get to it.

    The opening video looks at Dutt vs. Low Ki with both guys taking their own path to get here. Low Ki doesn't seem to mind where they are.

    Sony Six Invitational Gauntlet

    This is a ten man Royal Rumble with ninety second intervals and when there are two remaining, it's a regular one on one match. The winner gets.....a trophy! Suicide is in at #1 and Matt Sydal is in at #2 as we hear about Josh Matthews having his first match in fifteen years tonight.

    Sydal headscissors him into the ropes but Suicide is right back in to headbutt Matt down. A standoff goes nowhere and it's Davey Richards in at #3. Davey takes Sydal down by the leg as we hear about Josh needing to get another Twitter account due to having too many followers. KM is in at #4 and there's not much going on just a few minutes in. Suicide hangs in the ropes and low bridges KM to the apron. Swoggle is in at #5 as Davey dropkicks Suicide out. KM and Davey no sell some chops and KM shoves Swoggle down.

    Eddie Edwards is in at #6 and is eliminated along with Davey in about ten seconds. Back from a break with Rockstar Spud having entered as #7 and getting beaten down by Swoggle. There are four people in the ring and no eliminations during the break so the clock is already way off. Spud drops Sydal and throws Swoggle into the corner.

    Kongo Kong is in at #8 and eliminated Sydal without too much effort. Spud is tossed as well and Moose is in at #9. Spud isn't done though and helps get rid of Swoggle with the announcers saying we're guaranteed to continue this feud. Moose lasts all of fifteen seconds but Mahabali Shera is in at #10 and his dad is in the front row.

    Kong charges at Shera and gets low bridged out so the referee comes in for the regular match as we take a second break. Back again with KM stomping away in the corner as Davey/Angelina Love vs. Eddie Edwards/Alisha in Full Metal Mayhem at Slammiversary. KM gets two off a slingshot splash but Shera grabs an AA for a breather. The Sky High is enough to give Shera the pin at 24:56.

    Shera celebrates with his family and here are some Sony Six executives to present the trophy. Shera holds the trophy and looks close to crying.

    Video on Dutt not being able to win the X-Division Title. Now he's home and ready to fulfill his dream.

    DeAngelo Williams (NFL free agent) will be in the ring at Slammiversary. We see a bit of his in-ring training in Canada.

    We see Joseph Park and JB heading to a Kung Fu studio to train. It turns out that Park gets confused and they wind up at a Chinese food buffet with good kung pow chicken.

    LAX is going to be in other promotions to make statements since they're not allowed in India.

    Here's E-Singh-3 with a man in a suit. He talks about his family lineage dating back to his seventh great grandfather being a full blooded Indian. The main in the suit translates with Ethan talking about how he's one of the people here. Ethan is here to destroy Indian culture and rips on the people even more but the translator won't say it. Carter beats him up and whips him with a belt until James Storm comes in for the save.

    Spud and Swoggle got in an argument at catering earlier today. This results in Spud being sent face first into his food and a chase.

    Here's Josh Matthews, looking like he weighs 114 pounds soaking wet with two bricks in his pocket, for a sparring session. Josh explains the tag match (in case you haven't heard the concept in the last two and a half months) and hypes up his opponent as an Olympic wrestler, a Bollywood star and a cricket champion.

    Josh Matthews vs. Sandik DeKhan

    DeKhan is a rather rotund guy who is barely taller than the top rope. Josh armdrags him down but eats a dropkick. That earns Sandik a knee lift and Swanton Bomb, followed by a Steiner Recliner for the submission at 2:25.

    Shera comes out post match for no apparent reason but Lashley runs in for the save. Josh gets in another Recliner and Alberto El Patron runs in for the real save.

    JB and Park train with action figures with Magnus taking JB's place because he doesn't have an action figure. They do however study Steiner's math promo. Park: “How did this guy ever get over? His promos suck.” A highlight reel scares them but Park is ready to face their fears. Steiner calls them though and both guys panic.

    Trevor Lee vs. Braxton Sutter

    Lee jumps him from behind and Sutter is knocked to the floor in a heap. Back in and a deadlift German suplex gives Trevor two but he stops to yell at Allie. Back in and Sutter gets in a powerslam, followed by the fisherman's neckbreaker for the pin at 2:08.

    Post match Sienna and Laurel Van Ness come out to challenge Allie and Rosemary to a tag match next week.

    Low Ki has hurt Dutt before and he'll do it again.

    The roster is ready for Slammiversary.

    Here's Moose for a chat but Eli Drake and Christopher Adonis come out to interrupt in a hurry. Drake calls everyone dummies and claims to have been ripped off in their title match. Moose wants to fight them both at Slammiversary but the double beatdown is on now. Not that it matters as Moose clears the ring without too much effort. Moose promises to deliver a partner next week.

    JB and Park answer Steiner's call so he can yell a lot. I can barely understand him because it's over a phone but corn on the cob is mentioned. JB offers to call the match off but Steiner threatens violence. Park and JB run off instead, leaving Steiner to yell even more.

    X-Division Title: Sonjay Dutt vs. Low Ki

    Dutt is challenging and still has his eyepatch on. A hard body shot puts Dutt down because he couldn't see it coming thanks to the bad eye. The patch is pulled off and Dutt snaps off a hurricanrana into an armdrag. A dropkick sends Dutt to the floor and they fight into the crowd where Dutt has to escape a Ki Crusher.

    Sonjay mostly misses a moonsault off the barricade but Sliced Bread #2 is countered with a drop onto the steps. Back from a break with Low Ki stomping away and grabbing something like an abdominal stretch/Octopus Hold hybrid. Dutt fights out and Low Ki takes off the jacket, earning himself a great looking superplex.

    Low Ki breaks up a sunset flip and snaps off a standing double stomp for two. A tornado DDT drops the champ (who has a bloody eye) and a top rope splash gives Dutt the title at 16:28. The commentary was rather horrible there as they barely reacted to either the setup or the title change.

    Some wrestlers come out to celebrate with Dutt, including Shera putting him on his shoulders to end the show.

    Mahabali Shera won the Sony Six Invitational Gauntlet
    Josh Matthews b. Sandik DeKhan – Steiner Recliner
    Braxton Sutter b. Trevor Lee – Fisherman's neckbreaker
    Sonjay Dutt b. Low Ki – Top rope splash






    Money in the Bank 2017
    Date: June 18, 2017
    Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
    Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton

    It's time to climb. Tonight is all about the ladders and the briefcases, which could be cashed in tonight, assuming we have a bit of luck. This has the potential to be an interesting show with a five match card, though two of them are major ladder matches whose entrances alone will take about ten minutes. Let's get to it.

    Kickoff Show: Hype Bros vs. Colons

    This is the Hype Bros' first match since December after Zack Ryder's knee injury. Epico shoulders Ryder down to start but the Bros take over without much effort. Primo decides to slap Mojo in the face, which just fires him up. The Colons get in a shot to Ryder's knee though and we take a break. Back with Ryder's knee still in trouble until a neckbreaker drops Primo. The hot tag brings in Mojo for Hyperdrive (something like a release F5) and the running punch in the corner. The Hype Ryder is good for the pin on Primo at 8:11.

    The opening video looks at the World Title match, along with the ladder matches.

    Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella vs. Tamina

    Women's Money in the Bank, for the first time ever. During the entrances, we go to a video on Naomi winning the title at Wrestlemania, which goes into a history of the title itself and how important it is to be the first Miss Money in the Bank. Tamina stays in the ring to start and kicks ladders back to the floor but everyone else gets back in without too much effort.

    The fans get behind Becky but have to settle for Tamina hitting a Samoan drop on Carmella (in her money themed gear). Natalya gets catapulted face first into a ladder as it's still all Tamina so far. Becky kicks a ladder into Tamina and is willing to help Natalya take her down again. Natalya loads up the ladder as everyone is down.

    Charlotte makes a save with an electric chair drop but it's Carmella coming up the ladder for the save. That's fine with Tamina, who shoves the ladder over for a big double crash. Natalya suplexes Charlotte down again but gets sent into a ladder for her efforts. Charlotte and Carmella both make saves, followed by Tamina stopping Charlotte after her hand touched the case.

    Tamina and Natalya are sent to the floor for the big twisting flip dive from Charlotte. Becky powerbombs Carmella off the ladder but James Ellsworth comes in for the save. Naturally he goes up and grabs the briefcase, which he throws down to Carmella....for the win at 13:15.

    Lana is glad she's a major underdog because it's going to make her victory that much sweeter.

    Tag Team Titles: Usos vs. New Day

    New Day is challenging and have some prison jokes due to the Usos calling the tag division the Uso Penitentiary. Kofi and Jimmy start things off with the champs in early trouble. A clothesline drops Kofi though and the twins send him into the post to really take over. Kofi's sunset flip is broken up but he gets in a standing double stomp for the real break.

    Big E. comes in for the spear through the ropes and it's right back to Kofi, who gets his bad knee taken out. We hit the Tequila Sunrise (I had forgotten that was a thing) with Jimmy diving into a belly to belly from Big E. Kofi's leg is fine enough to grab a dragon sleeper but has to let go to go after Jey.

    The SOS gets two and the Big Ending gets the same with Jey making the save. Woods offers a trombone solo for a distraction but the spear through the ropes hits knees. Kofi dives onto both champs and the Midnight Hour is good for two with Jimmy making the save. That's enough for the Usos as they walk into the crowd for the countout at 12:21.

    Bob Orton Jr. and Sgt. Slaughter are in the back.

    Women's Title: Naomi vs. Lana

    Lana is challenging in her singles debut. Naomi drives her into the corner to start but gets taken down by the hair. That just earns her a nipup, only to have Naomi miss a high crossbody. The fans want Rusev, because they have no interest in a gorgeous blonde in a rather small outfit.

    We're already in the chinlock before a suplex sends Naomi legs first into the ropes. Naomi grabs a cross armbreaker for a breather but goes with some kicks for the real control. The Rear View gets two but Lana comes right back with the sitout spinebuster for two. So much for th....and here's Carmella. She teases handing the briefcase over but changes her mind and leaves. Naomi has had enough of this and grabs her reverse Rings of Saturn for the pin at 6:27.

    Carmella leaves without doing anything.

    It's Fashion Files time. Based on the description Breeze gave, forensics are sending over an idea. The fax says “answer the door” and they find a VHS tape. Fandango: “Is it Coliseum”? The tape says WATCH ME and they see two guys in silhouette saying they did it. They'll reveal themselves if Breezango meets them in the ring tonight.

    Here are the debuting Mike and Maria Kanellis (no Bennett mentioned). Maria calls herself the first lady and says she's spent years looking for the perfect partner. Now they're here to educate everyone on Smackdown Live about the power of love. They dance and that's it.

    We recap the women's ladder match and whether the ending was fair or not.

    We recap Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton. Mahal won the title last month in a major upset and tonight it's a rematch in Orton's hometown.

    Some legends are at ringside and get a special presentation for the crowd. We have:

    Greg Gagne, Larry Hennig, Baron Von Raschke, Sgt. Slaughter, Bob Orton Jr. (from St. Louis) and Ric Flair.

    Smackdown World Title: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal

    Orton is challenging and tries an RKO, which sends Mahal bailing to the floor. Back in and Orton takes him down and stomps away, only to go after the Singh Brothers. Mahal uses the distraction to take out the knee and send Orton into the barricade a few times. That's fine with Randy, who whips Mahal over the barricade and into his father's lap.

    Mahal goes after the knee again though and grabs a leglock back inside. They head to the floor a second time with the knee being dropped onto the barricade, followed by a superkick for two. With Flair looking on, Mahal grabs a Figure Four for a bit, followed by driving the bad knee into the mat a few times.

    Orton fights back and grabs a superplex for two. The clotheslines really confirm the comeback and a powerslam sends Mahal to the apron. There's the hanging DDT and the RKO (almost taken like a Stunner) but one of the Singh Brothers puts Mahal's boot on the ropes.

    The referee teases a DQ but ejects the Brothers instead. Before they go though, the Brothers grab Bob Orton and get pummeled by Randy. One of them gets dropped onto the announcers' table and the other gets an RKO on the floor. The first takes an RKO through the table as the referee is fine with all of this. Back in and Mahal kicks the knee out and hits the Khallas to retain at 20:58.

    Breezango vs. Ascension

    Konnor knocks Breeze down to start as the announcers bicker about Breezango's furry selfie sticks. Viktor comes in for a forearm to the back of the neck and Konnor adds an elbow for two. Fandango comes in and gets beaten down as well, only to grab a small package to put Konnor away at 3:49.

    We recap the men's Money in the Bank ladder match, with the video focusing on how life changing of an event it can be.

    Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin vs. AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler

    Things get going before the entrances can even finish as Corbin jumps Nakamura during his entrance. Nakamura takes a ladder to the ribs and is left laying as Corbin comes to the ring. Corbin cleans house to start with a few ladder shots, leaving Sami to dive through the ropes and take Owens out. A Ziggler superkick drops Corbin and it's Sami bringing a ladder inside with AJ making the save.

    The Phenomenal Forearm is broken up by Ziggler but he dives into Deep Six on the floor. Owens starts cleaning house with the ladder until AJ kicks it back at him. Kevin comes right back and goes up top, only to have Sami slam him onto the ladder, which is completely mangled. Sami loads up the ladder as something happens off camera and here's Ziggler to make the save.

    The Blue Thunder Bomb drops Dolph but Corbin takes out Sami. Ziggler and Corbin take out AJ but Baron takes out Dolph and goes up. That just earns him a Zig Zag off the ladder, followed by Sami sunset bombing Ziggler off the ladder for the next major bump. Dolph is bleeding from the eye as he rolls to the floor, leaving Sami vs. Owens on the apron.

    The half and half suplex plants Owens but AJ's Phenomenal Forearm makes another save. Corbin bridges a ladder between the steps and the table to chokeslam AJ. Owens goes for the ladder but AJ is up in a hurry for the save, followed by an AA onto the ladder. Corbin heads up this time but it's Nakamura, complete with music, for the save. A series of kicks drop Corbin and there are the running knees to the ribs in the corner, followed by a hard knee to send Corbin outside.

    Back to back Kinshasas drop Ziggler and another one hits Sami. Nakamura heads up top but gets stopped by AJ for a staredown. They move the ladder out of the way and do the big slugout, capped off by a forearm to Nakamura. Corbin shoves Nakamura and Styles off the ladder though and grabs the briefcase (at a Jack Swagger pace) for the win at 29:51.

    Carmella b. Tamina, Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Natalya – James Ellsworth threw Carmella the briefcase
    New Day b. Usos via countout
    Naomi b. Lana – Double arm trap
    Jinder Mahal b. Randy Orton – Khallas
    Baron Corbin b. AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn – Corbin pulled down the ladder

    Quick Results

    Monday Night Raw
    Elias Samson b. Dean Ambrose – Swinging neckbreaker
    Cedric Alexander b. Noam Dar – Lumbar Check
    Apollo Crews b. Kalisto – Toss powerbomb
    Dana Brooke/Mickie James/Sasha Banks b. Alexa Bliss/Nia Jax/Emma – Bank Statement to Emma
    Heath Slater/Rhyno b. Miz/Bear – Dirty Deeds to Miz
    Anderson and Gallows b. Enzo Amore/Big Cass – Magic Killer to Amore
    Cesaro/Sheamus vs. Hardys went to a draw

    New Day/Breezango b. Usos/Colons – Middle rope double stomp to Primo
    Naomi b. Tamina – Split legged moonsault
    Charlotte b. Natalya – Natural Selection
    Sami Zayn/AJ Styles/Shinsuke Nakamura b. Baron Corbin/Dolph Ziggler/Kevin Owens – Helluva Kick to Corbin

    Drew McIntyre b. Rob Ryzin – Running boot to the face
    Authors of Pain b. Dominguez/??? – Death Valley Driver to Dominguez
    Velveteen Dream b. Raul Mendoza – Top rope elbow
    Asuka vs. Ruby Riot vs. Nikki Cross went to a no contest when Cross and Asuka fought backstage

    Impact Wrestling
    Mahabali Shera won the Sony Six Invitational Gauntlet
    Josh Matthews b. Sandik DeKhan – Steiner Recliner
    Braxton Sutter b. Trevor Lee – Fisherman's neckbreaker
    Sonjay Dutt b. Low Ki – Top rope splash

    Money in the Bank 2017
    Carmella b. Tamina, Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Natalya – James Ellsworth threw Carmella the briefcase
    New Day b. Usos via countout
    Naomi b. Lana – Double arm trap
    Jinder Mahal b. Randy Orton – Khallas
    Baron Corbin b. AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn – Corbin pulled down the ladder

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