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WWE Raw Review 09/10/23

This week’s episode of Raw comes to us from the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

It’s the fallout from Fastlane, and we are now on the road to Crown Jewel and Survivor Series.

In Ring Segment:

Seth Rollins stands in the ring and listens to the crowd sing his song before taking a bow. Seth then welcomes Omaha to “Monday Night Rollins.” Seth says he is feeling some type of way tonight. Adrenaline is a powerful thing because this past Saturday at Fastlane in a Last Man Standing Match, Shinsuke Nakamura took him to his limit. There were times in that match that he didn’t know if he’d get back up, but he did. There were times he didn’t think he’d be able to keep Shinsuke down, but he did.

After the match, the entire arena was singing his song, he felt like he was on top of the world. Then he went to the back, and the adrenaline wore off, which reminded him that his back was still very broken. Seth says that he wants to level with the crowd. Being their World Heavyweight Champion has been one of the great honours of his career. Seth says he wants them to know that he’s just getting started. Seth says he’ll still be a fighting champion. He’ll take on anyone at any time and anywhere. Seth was just hoping that maybe there’s one night where he doesn’t have to fight for his life.

Drew McIntyre’s music hits, and Drew makes his way to the ring. Seth says, “You’re not here to party, are you?” Drew shakes his head. Seth says Drew wants a World Heavyweight Championship match, and Drew nods. Seth says he just wanted one night. He’s a fighting champion, so he’ll go to the back for a moment and get ready. Drew tells Seth to relax. The party is still going on. People will jump Seth in the parking lot, in the backstage area, at his hotel, anywhere. Drew wants Seth as close to 100% as possible. Drew wants to face Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship at Crown Jewel. Seth says he’s not used to his challengers coming to his face and challenging him. Seth needs help. Seth asks Omaha if they want to see Drew McIntyre versus Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Title at Crown Jewel. The crowd cheers in response. Seth says they’ve got themselves a match.

Drew goes to leave, but Seth says the party's still going on. Drew used to be in a band, so maybe he can sing a little something. Drew says he has to take care of some things in the back, but if anyone sees him partying in Omaha, they can buy him a pint or a shot. Drew walks off, and Seth parties in the ring.

All of a sudden, Damian Priest attacks Seth from behind and hits him with the South of Heaven. Drew is just watching from the ramp and not helping Seth. Dominik Mysterio starts running down the entrance ramp with the Money in the Bank briefcase and a referee, but Drew stops him. Dominik asks what he is doing. Drew takes the Money in the Bank briefcase and gives Dominik a Glasgow Kiss. Damian is still in the ring and he is furious at what just happened. Drew throws the briefcase toward the stage and walks off. Seth attacks Damian and clotheslines him out of the ring before shouting at him.

Match 1: Viking Rules Match - Ivar w/Valhalla vs Kofi Kingston

Ivar immediately hits Kofi with a big boot. Ivar whips Kofi to the corner, but Kofi springboards out with a cross-body block. Kofi punches away at Ivar. Ivar gets away and charges, but Kofi pulls the top rope down to get Ivarr out of the ring. Kofi dives over the top rope and hits a plancha. Kofi gets up and celebrates. Ivar throws Kofi into the Viking shields. Ivar punches Kofi around ringside, but Kofi jumps off the steel steps and takes Ivar down. Kofi goes under the ring and takes out a table and he leans it on the barricade. Ivar attacks Kofi and lays him on the apron. Ivar hits Kofi with an apron splash. Ivar stands on the apron and goes to pull Kofi up, but Kofi flips him off the apron to the floor. Kofi heads to the second rope and splashes Ivar on the floor as he’s getting up. Kofi covers for a two-count as we go to a break.

As we come back from the break we see Kofi hit Ivar with a side leg sweep off the second rope while holding the pole of a Viking flag over his throat.

Kofi slides under the bottom rope and kicks Ivar back. Kofi leaps over Ivar and drives Ivar into a Viking shield, which snaps in two. Kofi connects with an SOS for a near fall. Kofi hits the ropes and kicks Ivar in the chest. Kofi goes for a Boom Drop, but Ivar gets to his feet. Ivar grabs Kofi and hits a spinning slam for a two-count. Ivar sets up for a double-arm powerbomb, but Kofi fights it. Ivar fights back and hits a double-arm sit-out powerbomb for a near fall.

Ivar charges, but Kofi sidesteps him. Ivar puts the brakes on before going through the table leaning in the corner. Ivar then wipes Kofi out with a spinning heel kick. Ivar heads to the top rope. Kofi quickly gets up and hits Ivar in the head with a shield. Kofi gets on the apron and grabs Ivar by the beard before flipping him off the top rope and through a table set up at ringside.

All of a sudden, Valhalla jumps off the commentary table and attacks Kingston. Xavier Woods runs down, but he’s scared back by Valhalla. She charges, but Xavier ducks to send her over the barricade. Ivar then pancakes Xavier against the barricade. Kofi kicks Ivar in the face and gets him in the ring. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Ivar counters by catching him and slamming him through the table leaning in the corner. Ivar slowly heads to the top rope and hits a moonsault for the win.

I am really enjoying Ivar getting the spotlight whilst Erik is out injured. Usually, if one half of a team is injured, they just don't bother with the other half, but Ivar is absolutely shining here. I wouldn’t say this Viking Rules match was as good as the last one, but there were definitely some good spots in it. Overall, a really good match. Grade C+

Backstage Interview:

Byron Saxton is backstage with Shinsuke Nakamura. Byron says this past Saturday at WWE Fastlane, Shinsuke pushed Seth Rollins to his limit. He then asks how Shinsuke feels about his performance. Shinsuke says nothing. Byron asks about future plans, but Shinsuke is attacked by Ricochet. WWE officials quickly run in and pull Ricochet away from Shinsuke.

Backstage Segment:

Damian Priest is holding JD McDonagh against the wall by his throat. The Judgement Day pulls him away. Finn Bálor tells JD that he has caused enough trouble. Damian asks Rhea Ripley and Finn why they weren’t out there tonight. Rhea says she got them a rematch for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship next week. Damian says that’s fine, but he still wants Drew McIntyre and JD McDonagh. Rhea says that Drew doesn’t matter. Damian still has the contract. Rhea then gets in JD’s face and says he’ll need to prove himself by facing Drew. A terrified JD says he will. Damian says he better handle Drew. Damian then kicks JD out of their area.

Match 2: Raquel Rodriguez vs Nia Jax

Nia Jax immediately hits Raquel with a Thesz Press and bounces the back of her head off the mat a few times. Raquel punches Nia back and side steps her in the corner. Raquel shoulders Nia in the corner a few times before going for a scoop slam, but she can’t lift Nia. Nia clubs away at Raquel before sending her into the ring post shoulder-first. Raquel falls out of the ring. Nia goes outside and pushes Raquel into the LED apron. She then sends Raquel headfirst into the barricade as we go to the break.

As we come back from the break, we see Raquel elbow out of a waistlock, but Nia quickly flattens her with a sidewalk slam. Nia drops an elbow on Raquel. Nia applies a seated cobra clutch. Raquel fights up and hits a clothesline that stumbles Nia into the ropes. Nia rebounds, and Raquel takes her down with a big boot. Raquel tries to get Nia on her shoulders, but her back gives out. Nia hits a running avalanche and talks a little trash. Nia sends Raquel into the ropes and hits a Samoan Drop. Nia pulls Raquel to the corner and sets up for a Banzai Drop. Raquel pops up and gets Nia on her shoulders before walking her to the centre of the ring and hitting a Powerbomb.

Rhea Ripley runs down and attacks Raquel by throwing her out of the ring.

Rhea attacks Nia and floors her with a kick to the head. Raquel attacks Rhea and hits two short-arm clotheslines. Rhea avoids a third and head-butts Raquel. Shayna Baszler runs to the ring and attacks Nia.

Rhea pulls Shayna off Nia and says that Nia belongs to her. Rhea walks off, but Shayna turns Rhea inside out with a German Suplex before kneeing her in the face. Shayna stands tall in the ring as Nia retreats.

It was a pretty decent match. Having Raquel still be able to use her power game against a bigger opponent really worked well. The match ending by DQ was also the best outcome. Having Rhea and Shayna get involved really adds a different element as well. We could have any number of match options from this. It’s interesting to see where it will go. Grade C

Backstage Segment:

Drew McIntyre is pacing backstage. Seth Rollins comes up and says that Adam Pearce has made their match for Crown Jewel official. Now Seth wants to know what the hell is wrong with him. Damian Priest was attacking him, but Drew did nothing. Then the Money in the Bank contract appears, so he becomes a hero when it benefits him. Drew says he’s not getting involved in things that don’t affect him. Drew doesn’t care if Damian Priest attacks Seth, but if he wants the title, that affects everyone. He doesn’t want what happened with the Bloodline on SmackDown to happen here. Seth says he doesn’t have to worry because the Judgement Day couldn’t take the title from him and neither can Drew McIntyre.

Backstage Interview:

Jackie Redmond is backstage with Shayna Baszler. Jackie asks about all the mayhem in the Women’s Division. Shayna says she doesn’t care who is in the ring with her. She’s the baddest woman in that ring. No one sneak attacks her and gets away with it. Akira Tozawa walks up and then walks off.

In Ring Segment:

Michael Cole is in the ring and welcomes one-half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, Jey Uso. Jey makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. Jey gets in the ring and gets the crowd moving with him. Next out is his partner, Cody Rhodes. Cody comes out to another big ovation. The new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions stand together in the ring.

Michael Cole asks them how it feels to be the champions. Jey says it’s amazing. He’s a two-time Undisputed Tag Team Champion, and his partner is Cody Rhodes.

Michael Cole says he had goosebumps calling the match on Saturday. Cody brought Jey back to WWE, and less than two months later, they’re Tag Team Champions. Michael Cole asks Cody what this massive responsibility of defending the Tag Team Titles around the world before the greatest fans do to his original goal of finishing the story. They’ve all seen the documentary, and Michael Cole has had long conversations with him about it. Is this going to deter him from finishing the story, or is he scared of letting people down after he failed the first time? Cody says Cole is right about them being Tag Team Champions and how he brought Jey Uso back. Cody is excited to be the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion. Michael Cole says Cody won the Royal Rumble and came close to winning the WWE Championship just like his father did. Is that going to be Cody’s story? Cody thinks about it.

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens come. Sami says everyone is obsessed with finishing the story, but Sami wants to talk about another story. This is the story of Jimmy and Jey Uso holding the Tag Titles longer than anyone in history. Then two guys named Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens came around and won those titles in the Main Event of WrestleMania. Sami has no love lost for Judgement Day, but they’re one of the hottest things going. These two men beat them for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. That’s the story they’re talking about. Sami isn’t here to take shots at Cody. Sami wants to congratulate Cody on winning the titles. As for Jey, they’ve been through a lot. Sami is happy for Jey that he won the titles. Sami says this is the part where it gets complicated and messy. There are mixed emotions. While he thinks the world of them, he sees them holding the titles, and he can’t help but feel it should be him and Kevin holding the titles.

Kevin says he doesn’t have mixed emotions because he’s not happy to see them with the Tag Titles. Kevin doesn’t care how hard they worked to do it. He wants the titles back. Kevin would love to challenge them to a Tag Title match tonight. The crowd chants, “YES!” Kevin says he knows if he challenges them, they won’t accept. Jey Uso can’t handle the thought of losing the titles to them twice. Cody steps in and says they’re all friends, or at least he thinks they are. Cody says they do accept and will do it tonight on Monday Night Raw. Kevin and Sami walk off.

Backstage Segment:

Chad Gable is backstage and has Otis chopping his chest. If he’s going to beat Gunther, he has to have his body in tip-top condition. Otis says it’s time for some carnage. Bronson Reed walks up and says Chad won’t get near the Intercontinental Championship as long as he’s in the way. Bronson has beaten Gable and his #1 Guy Otis. Bronson tells Chad not to have his daughter watch tonight because it’ll be another heartbreaking loss for Daddy.

Match 3: Triple Threat Match to determine the Number 1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship - Ricochet vs Bronson Reed vs Chad Gable w/Maxxine Dupri

Ricochet starts to make his entrance, but he’s attacked from behind by Shinsuke Nakamura. Shinsuke then hits Ricochet with the Go To Sleep. Shinsuke sets up for a Kinshasa, but WWE officials run out to stop him.

The match begins and Ricochet and Chad go after Bronson. Bronson fights them off and avalanches Ricochet. Chad fights back and goes for a German Suplex on Bronson, but Bronson gets out. Bronson goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Ricochet kicks him in the midsection. Ricochet and Chad chop and stomp Bronson down into the corner. They try to whip Bronson to the opposite corner, but Bronson puts the brakes on and sends them both out of the ring. Bronson goes to the apron and jumps, but Ricochet dropkicks him out of midair. Chad goes for a German Suplex on the floor on Ricochet, but Ricochet fights it. Chad then gives him a dragon suplex onto Bronson as we go to a break.

As we come back from the break, we see Bronson attacking Chad on the top rope. Chad grabs the arm and stretches it over the top rope. Chad lets go and jumps on his back, but Bronson smashes him into the corner. Bronson sends Ricochet into Chad and avalanches them both. Bronson puts Chad and Ricochet on his shoulders. Bronson hits a double Samoan Drop and covers Ricochet for a near fall. Bronson sets up for a powerbomb on Ricochet, but Ricochet gets out. Ricochet hits a handspring back elbow. Ricochet tries for a springboard, but Bronson catches him. Ricochet fights back and dropkicks Bronson out of the ring. Chad gets in the ring and attacks Ricochet. Ricochet counters a Razor’s Edge with a hurricanrana. Ricochet connects with a cross-body followed by a standing shooting star press for a near fall.

Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Bronson and dropkicks him. Chad then hits Bronson with a German Suplex. Ricochet then hits Bronson with a somersault senton at ringside. Ricochet knocks Chad back and goes for a springboard cross-body block, but Chad rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Ricochet twists out and knees Chad in the face. Ricochet goes to the top rope. Chad joins him, but Ricochet backflips through a German Suplex. Chad quickly catches him with Chaos Theory. Bronson grabs Ricochet out of the cover and slams him onto Chad. Bronson squashes them both with a sandwich senton splash. Bronson then heads to the top rope and hits Ricochet with a Tsunami for the win.

A really good triple threat match. We will see how Bronson does with this opportunity at a title shot. Bronson vs Gunther will definitely be a “big man” fight to watch. Hopefully, Gunther will be able to pull a great match out of Bronson. At least it wasn’t Chad taking the pin, so he will be able to still try and go for the Intercontinental Championship, and it looks like Ricochet will be moving into a feud with Shinsuke Nakamura. Grade B-

Backstage Interview:

NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is pacing backstage. Jackie Redmond asks where she’s at physically. Becky says The Man has come around to Omaha. She has eleven stitches in her arm, but when you’re a fighting champion and doing it right, you’re never 100%. Becky puts over her autobiography, which is coming out in March 2024. As for tonight, this is the biggest opportunity of Tegan Nox’s career. She better bring all she’s got. Xia Li walks up to Becky and asks when it will be her turn. Becky says she isn’t hard to find and walks off.

Match 4: Drew McIntyre vs JD McDonagh w/Dominik Mysterio

Drew steps up to JD and towers over him. They lock up, and Drew easily powers the smaller JD to the corner. JD responds with a big chop to the chest. JD continues to chop Drew, who absorbs them all and gets angrier by the second. Drew chases JD out of the ring and back in before hitting him with a massive back body drop. Drew connects with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew hits a second one before hitting a reverse neckbreaker. Dominik jumps up onto the apron, so Drew swats him away. JD viciously chop blocks the knee of Drew a few times. Drew rolls out of the ring to recover. JD charges him at ringside, but Drew turns him inside out with a clothesline on the floor. Drew gets JD in the ring. The referee checks on him. Dominik then sends Drew into the ring post. JD kicks Drew in the face from the apron before hitting an Asai Moonsault. JD gets Drew in the ring and comes off the top rope with a splash to the injured leg. JD picks up a near fall. Dominik tries to pull Drew out of the ring, but he kicks Dominik over the commentary table. JD goes to Drew, but Drew catches him with a Future Shock DDT. Drew goes to the corner, counts down, and crushes JD with a Claymore Kick for the win.

Not a very long match, but it gave Drew a win. I’m not sure where this new side of Drew is going to end up going, but hopefully we get some good character progression. At least Drew is now on a winning path on his way to the title match at Crown Jewel. Grade C-

Backstage Segment:

Damian Priest is backstage and does not look happy. Rhea Ripley walks up and says before he does anything, she has an idea. Rhea tells Damian to trust her.

Pre-recorded Interview:

Earlier today, Wade Barrett interviewed Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano. Tommaso says this has been seven years in the making. DIY was bigger than them. They were made undeniable in NXT and had a lot of success. Johnny says they always wondered what it would be like if DIY was on Raw. Wade Barrett asks if they’re going to be a team. Before they could answer, Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci viciously attacked them.

Backstage Interview:

Jackie Redmond is backstage with Tegan Nox. Tegan says this isn’t just a title match. This is her chance to show the world who the hell Tegan Nox is. Natalya walks up to her and says she was born to do this. This is Tegan’s time to show Becky Lynch what she’s all about.

Backstage Segment:

Ricochet is looking for Shinsuke Nakamura backstage. Adam Pearce says Ricochet will be facing Shinsuke next week in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Ricochet is happy with that.

Match 5: NXT Women’s Championship Match - Becky Lynch vs Tegan Nox

Becky goes for a roll-up, but Tegan rolls through and knocks Becky back. Tegan takes her down, but Becky bends up. They trade takedowns before Tegan applies a backslide pin for a one-count. They bridge up, and Becky hits an inside cradle for a two-count. Tegan gets out of a Bexploder and pushes Becky off. Becky quickly hooks the head with a side headlock and takes Tegan down, but Tegan rolls through and applies a side headlock. Becky fights up, but Tegan soon takes her down with a shoulder tackle. Becky takes Tegan down for a two-count. Tegan rolls through and picks up a two-count. Becky catches her with La Magistral for a two-count. Becky then shoulder tackles Tegan. Tegan hits an arm drag, so Becky responds with one of her own.

The women are at a stalemate. Becky kicks Tegan and bounces her into the corner. Becky talks a little trash and bounces Tegan into two more corners. Tegan reverses a whip to the opposite corner. Becky goes for a springboard kick, but Tegan blocks it and kicks Becky’s arm which has the eleven stitches in it. Tegan bounces Becky off the turnbuckles before hitting a pair of running uppercuts. Tegan connects with a snapmare, followed by a running forearm to the back of the neck for a two-count. Becky quickly boots Tegan back before putting her on the apron. Becky forearms away at her and goes to the second rope. Tegan avoids a diving leg drop, so Becky lands on her feet. Tegan snaps Becky off the top rope. Tegan goes to the top rope, but Becky attacks her and knocks her off to ringside. Becky hits Tegan with a baseball slide. Becky goes for a diving clothesline, but Tegan moves. Tegan kicks Becky in the face and hits a cannonball off the apron. Tegan gets Becky in the ring and covers for a two-count. Becky rolls out of the ring to recover as we go to the break.

As we come back from the break, we see Becky teeing off on Tegan with forearms and a kick. Becky hits a running shoulder tackle. Becky then hits a running forearm in the corner and follows up with a Bexploder for a two-count. Becky puts Tegan on the apron, but Tegan trips her. Tegan goes to the top rope and hits a low cross-body block for a two-count. Becky avoids a kick and rolls her up for a two-count. Becky grabs the arm, but Tegan fights it. Becky connects with a double-arm suplex before trying for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Tegan blocks it. Becky yanks on the arm, but Tegan kicks her into the turnbuckles. Tegan avalanches Becky with a cannonball in the corner for a two-count.

Tegan charges, but Becky drops her on the apron. Tegan knees her down and goes to the top rope. Becky cuts Tegan off and tries for a superplex. Tegan slides under, but Becky punches her away. Tegan fights back and puts Becky in the tree of woe. Tegan hits a cannonball on a prone Becky for a two-count. Tegan applies a cross-arm breaker to the injured arm, but Becky fights out. Tegan gets out of a Manhandle Slam, but Becky elbows her back. Becky kicks Tegan in the face and comes off the top rope with a missile dropkick for a two-count.

Becky gets the crowd going and hits the ropes. Tegan catches Becky with a fallaway slam into a bridge for a two-count. Tegan goes to the second rope and jumps over Becky. Tegan avoids a Manhandle Slam and rolls Becky up for a two-count. Becky grabs the arm, but Tegan counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Becky kicks out and immediately transitions into the Dis-Arm-Her for the submission.

A really good match from these two very talented women. Tegan was able to be shown in a really good light to the main roster audience. I am really enjoying this story of Becky being a champion who is happy to have title matches against anyone and everyone, especially giving title shots to members of the roster who don’t usually get TV time. Grade B

After the match, Becky celebrates in the ring, she shakes hands with Tegan before leaving the ring.

Backstage Segment:

Adam Pearce is backstage with Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell. Adam says Johnny Gargano is banged up, but ok. Rhea Ripley walks up and kicks them out. She wants order in the Women’s Division. She wants to face Shayna Baszler next week on Raw.

Backstage Segment:

Tegan Nox is recovering backstage. Natalya walks up and says she did great, but Tegan is not happy that she lost. Katana Chance and Kayden Carter come up to say she did great. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven come up and make fun of them all. Chelsea warns Natalya to not interfere with her again or else. Natalya asks what she’ll do. Piper Niven says Natalya will have to deal with her. Natalya tells her to name a time and place. Piper says she’ll face Natalya next week on the Season Premiere of Raw. Natalya says she’ll see her there.

Backstage Segment:

Jey Uso is warming up when Drew McIntyre walks up to him. Things get heated until Sami Zayn walks up. Drew walks off. Jey Uso says he appreciates Sami Zayn having his back, but it’s go time tonight. Sami says he doesn’t need to be told twice.

Main Event: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match - Jey Uso & Cody Rhodes vs Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens

Cody Rhodes will start against Sami Zayn. They cautiously approach one another before Sami backs up. They lock up and tussle around the ring for position. Cody gets Sami in the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up, and Sami backs him to the corner before pretending to give a clean break. Sami then chops the chest, which upsets Cody. Cody chops Sami and shoves him. Kevin Owens and Jey Uso get in the ring as we head to a break.

As we come back from the break, we see Sami come off the second rope with an elbow to Cody’s skull for a one-count. Cody tackles Sami to his corner, and Jey Uso tags in. They circle the ring before locking up. Jey applies a side headlock. Sami whips him off, leapfrogs him, and punches him down. Sami chops Jey’s chest a few times before sending him into the ropes. Sami lowers his head and eats an uppercut. Jey gets the crowd fired up.

Kevin Owens tags in and looks unimpressed by Jey’s antics. They lock up, and Kevin powers him to the corner. They turn each other around a few times before Kevin shoves him. They get into a hockey fight before Kevin takes Jey down. They roll out of the ring and keep punching away at each other. They fight against the commentary table. Cody and Sami try to get involved. Sami and Cody begin to brawl after shoving each other. Kevin and Jey continue to brawl. Kevin punches Cody in the head and gets into the ring. Kevin and Sami stand tall in the ring and look down at their opponents. Jey gets on the apron, but Kevin knocks him down. They brawl at ringside and roll over the commentary table. Cody and Sami brawl as well. Cody sends Sami over the table, but Sami soon punches him back as we go to the final break.

As we come back from the final break, we see Kevin applying a rear chin lock to Jey in the centre of the ring. Jey fights up, but Kevin takes him down and hits a senton splash for a two-count. Kevin tells Jey to “suck it” before stomping him. Kevin heads to the top rope, but Jey stuns him with a kick to the face. Jey tries for a superplex, but Kevin fights it. Kevin head-butts Jey to knock him to the canvas. Kevin connects with a Swanton Bomb for a near fall. Kevin immediately crawls over and punches away at him. Kevin pulls Jey to his feet, but Jey responds with some right hands. Kevin sends Jey into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Jey gets out. Jey superkicks Kevin, so Kevin superkicks him back. Jey hits two superkicks, and Kevin floors him with a clothesline as he himself goes down.

They both get to their feet, and Jey superkicks Kevin down again. Cody and Sami tag in. Cody hits a pair of clotheslines. Sami reverses a whip, but Cody forearms him down. Cody slingshots over him and hits a snap powerslam. Cody connects with the Cody Cutter for a near fall. Cody sets up for Cross Rhodes, but Sami rakes the eyes. Sami goes for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Cody flips through. Cody goes for the Cross Rhodes again, but Sami gets out and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.

Both men take a few moments to recover. Cody drops down and uppercuts Sami. Cody charges, but Sami hits an exploder into the turnbuckles. Sami sizes Cody up in the corner and charges for a Helluva Kick, but Cody counters with a Cross Rhodes. Cody goes for a pin, but Kevin Owens breaks it up. Kevin clubs away at Cody and rolls to his corner. They trade punches before Cody sets up for a Pedigree. Sami counters out with a back body drop.

Kevin and Jey tag in. Kevin blocks a superkick and goes for a Stunner, but Jey shoves him off. Kevin blocks a superkick and superkicks Jey twice. Jey responds with a superkick that drops Kevin. Jey covers for a near fall. Jey heads to the top rope for an Uso Splash, but Kevin moves. Kevin drops Jey with a Stunner. Kevin goes for the pin but Cody breaks it up. Cody and Jey roll out of the ring to recover. Sami catches Cody and Jey with a somersault senton. Kevin gets Jey in the ring and goes for another Swanton Bomb, but Jey gets the knees up. Jey superkicks Kevin. Sami runs in and eats a superkick. Cody then grabs Sami and hits Cross Rhodes. Jey and Cody hit Kevin with a double superkick. Jey lifts Kevin for a flapjack as Cody hits a Cody Cutter for the win.

Absolutely brilliant main event! I was not expecting this match to happen tonight, but I am very glad that it did. Excellent chemistry from all four men. It was good that the match had a clean finish and no interference from anyone. This definitely ensured that Cody & Jey are seen as credible champions, rather than a lucky thrown together team. Grade B+

After the match, Cody and Jey are celebrating in the ring. They shake hands with Sami and hug him. Kevin gets into the ring and shakes hands with Cody. Kevin looks over at Jey and eventually shakes his hand and hugs him. Kevin raises Jey’s hand as the show goes off the air.

Overall, this was a good show. The main event & Lynch vs Nox definitely pulled this one up. Again, there was lots of filler with recaps, promos and match advertisements. Hopefully, we are now seeing some input from Endeavour so hopefully we will keep seeing better shows.


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