We start the night with The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre teaming up for their upcoming match against The Bloodline at War Games. Sheamus is back and better than ever.
The crowd chants “Brutty” towards McIntyre, to officially become part of the group for Survivor Series next week Saturday. I also called this match. wow i am good But Sami Zayn comes out saying that he speaks for The Bloodline, saying that they don’t care who the fifth member of the Brutes will be. According to Zane, Bloodline is going to win. Sheamus counters with a dire prediction that their fifth man will “crap his pants” on Sami.
Mustafa Ali vs. Ricochet – Round One SmackDown World Cup
I am really happy that Ali is participating in this World Cup. He’s gaining momentum against Seth Rollins; Although, he lost. Mustafa just needs more of a push, which he got in this tournament and against anyone else against the high flying master, Ricochet. It will be hard for me to watch because I love both wrestlers.
This past Monday, Ali fought Bobby Lashley because he had the guts to face the All Might himself. It is not at 100%. Mustafa wanted another chance to challenge Rollins for the US Championship, which met the trashing known as Lashley.
Ricochet was mostly concerned early in this matchup, with Rico giving Ali a relentless pace. This results in Rico being backstabbed off the top rope causing great pain to Mustafa’s already injured ribs. It was beautifully executed with great risk. I admire Ali.
Although Ricochet had the advantage over Ali by kicking his opponent in the chest, Mustafa countered with a surprise drop kick. Rico chooses to push Ali as well, catching Mustafa in mid-air and then proceeds to powerbomb him in the main ring.
Mustafa retaliates with a powerful Tornado DDT, which angers Rico to give Shooting Star Aleet a stunning victory and a chance to advance in this World Cup. Seeing how sweet Rico is, he helps Ali with the medical. He could have just walked out, but he didn’t.
Backstage, Jane is upset, or rather angry, about being guaranteed a win at the War Games against The Brawling Brutes. This leads Sami and I to believe that Jay thinks he won’t win. Honestly, instead of saying things that someone might regret later, let’s keep quiet and wait. And most of them do.
I don’t think Jay’s irony is wrong considering when Zane and Jimmy got close. I am also questioning.
Moving on from that, we wonder how The New Days are doing after their record high by The Usos last Friday. It was sad for Kingston and Woods, but it didn’t matter to Giovanni and Ludwig, who interrupted Kyla Braxton’s interview. Gio and Kaiser believe that the tag championships were ruined when The New Day was in possession of their trumpets and loud noises. So they think they’ll bring good representation to the titles, leading to an impromptu match between the New Day and the Imperium.
And speaking of randomness, Emma’s madcap crush on Moss is… new. But, cute and innocent. It seemed that Moss was looking at the long, long stare he had. I can see this happening. I will be here weekly just to watch this unfold.
Madcap Moss Vs. Carrion Cross
After Carrion’s painful crossjacket on Moss last week, he wants revenge on Cross’ dark shadow. Now I am calling him.
Carrion comes back with a back-to-belly throw before Moss hits Cross’ head with a vertical suplex.
After Madcap is slapped by Scarlett out of sight of the official, Moss is chasing him with a shoulder tackle from Cross.
Carrion’s crossjacket contains a madcap that Moss tries to get out of, but can’t. When Madcap opens up about defeating Carrion, Dark Shadow quickly wakes up to put his opponent back to sleep for the win.
Emma later runs to Madcap’s side after being defeated by kind and gentle hands.
Winner: Carrion Cross
Bray Wyatt is here tonight to make amends, he says, for his actions last week. You know, he used to be, or still is, Max Dupree when he fit in with the LA Knights.
I mean, if someone based on external worldly ideals comes out and calls me a liar, I’ll be angry. Especially when I’m not one. Still, Wyatt is not me.
While Wyatt tries to apologize for killing Knight, Derpy doesn’t believe him. He thinks the true face of respect is not being afraid of Bray… along with a cheap slap to Bray’s face. What Wyatt says are even. But Knight lands another slap that angers Bray that Devil has taken him in peace for a moment. Poetry.
Shotzy vs. Shayna Baszler
The match was prompted when Baszler put Shotzi to sleep with a choke hold last week. Shotzi brings out her “taking care of business” tank for this fight, but I’ll wait and see if that works.
With Ronda distracted at ringside, Shotzy is bulldozed by Shayna as she says Shotzy isn’t here.
In one of her submission maneuvers by Baszler, Shotzi uses her opponent’s arm to hit Baszler with some slaps, roll ups and no punches. When Ronda tried to trip her, the edge that Shotzi got was quickly dissipated, allowing Shayna to grab Shotzi and kick her repeatedly in the corner.
Shayna goes even further with another arm grab maneuver to destabilize her challenger, but Shotzi manages to break Baszler’s grip and hits her in the stomach before quickly going down again.
Ballsy Badass hits Shayna’s jaw with a right hand, followed by a blunt-looking kick that still makes an impact. As Ronda pulls Shayna out to capitalize again, Shotzi drags her back into the ring and lays it on Baszler.
Ronda makes fun, Shotzi gets distracted and Shayna ducks the “Greenie” into a German suplex.
Shotzi was going to stick her arm in half until Raquel Rodriguez came in, giving the ballsy badass the win with a roll up.
LA Knight is being questioned backstage about whether he should be afraid of Bray Wyatt because of the past, but he says he isn’t. But Knight doesn’t notice that Uncle Howdy is listening from behind the door as Dupree is about to enter.
That backtalk from Knight results in him being unknowingly buried under a mountain of chairs, metal and other debris… is it Wyatt or Howdy at this point? I’m starting to think they’re the same.
Imperium Vs. The New Day and Braun Strowman – 6-man tag team match
The feud hasn’t even officially started, and all of this craziness only started when Braun Strowman once again helped The New Day into another feud. Gunther was scared the whole time. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Once the match started, Giovanni jumped off the top rope and knocked Strowman down with his shoulder, and surprisingly, he didn’t back down. Braun was pinned to the ground. Gunther uses it to cut Bronn, but it upsets the giant among monsters. He literally chases the ring general around the main stage like we’re playing tag, well, I’m playing anyway. Braun plows through both Gio and Kaiser like useless cockroaches.
Kofi tags in with Ludwig, cross body him and kick Gunther to the stomach for good measure.
The New Day performs the Midnight Hour on Ludwig which is blocked by Gunther, however the ring general escapes as Strowman tries to hit him. It was a lot of fun.
Winners: The New Day and Braun Strowman
Sami Zayn vs. Butch – Round One SmackDown World Cup
At the beginning of this match, Butch was reluctant until Sami powerbombed him in the middle of the ring for the win. Zayn guaranteed victory this evening, will he deliver? I don’t bet.
By the way, am I the only one who noticed how quiet the Solo Sequoia is? He rarely has anything to say, even when Sami and Jay approach it. He’s so quiet, I wonder when he’ll explode and who he’ll go to. Just something to think about.
Anyway, Sami throws Butch out of the ring to taunt The Brawling Brutes into nearly interfering. Butch capitalizes again with a tornado DDT to Sami near the turnbuckles and then gets distracted by Jey, allowing Sami to roll him up.
Because The Bloodline kicks Butch in the side of the head, Sheamus, Ridge Holland, and McIntyre go after The Bloodline at ringside and it’s too pretty to walk away and why would you? Sequoia bulldozes into the announce table.
It was pressure time for our wrestlers, so with a constipated look on Butch’s face, he gave Sami the Bitter End Move for the win. But there was no end to this madness. Solo takes out Butch, then Drew goes after Sequoia. Holland attacks Jimmy, while Sheamus hunts down Jey.
But surprise, surprise. Here’s Roman Reigns as Superman punches Holland and Spears Butch into oblivion before going after Drew inside the ring. Reigns looked down at Sami’s departed corpse, pure disgust on his face. Ha! happy
It didn’t take long for Sheamus to meet Roman, too, with fists of his own. Sami tries to help, but is stung by the Irish warrior, which then shocks Superman as well.
Just when we thought the chaos would be limited to those in attendance, Kevin Owens evened the score by revealing he was the fifth member of The Brawling Brutes for the Survivor Series War Games. Owens marches into the ring and delivers a stunner to Reigns as he claims his spot. Nobody knows war like Owens.
TOP PHOTO: Kevin Owens watching The Bloodline off camera. Courtesy of WWE