Location: Greenville, SC
Date: May 19, 2016
First Match: Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro
Miz and Sami Zayn are on the commentary table. Owens with a series of forearms to Cesaro. Cesaro responds with a uppercut. Owens with a corner clothesline. Cesaro with a beautiful dropkick for a one count. Owens rolls to the outside. Owens drags Cesaro to the outside. Cesaro chops Owens in the chest. Cesaro rolls Owens back into the ring. Cesaro bodyslams Owens and follows that up with a flying elbow drop for a one count. Owens and Cesaro engages in a test of strength. Cesaro with a delayed vertical suplex. Cesaro connects with a european uppercut. Owens leaves the ring. Cesaro drops Owens with a running uppercut. Miz talks smacks to Cesaro. Cesaro rolls Owens back into the ring. Maryse distracts Cesaro. Owens knocks Cesaro off the ring apron. Owens sends Cesaro back first to the steel ring steps. Owens rolls Cesaro back into the ring. Owens mocks the Miz. Owens with a running senton for a two count.
Owens kicks Cesaro in the back. Owens chops Cesaro in the chest. Snap mare and Owens lands a back elbow to the back of Cesaro for a two count. Cesaro fires up with a series of chops. Cesaro goes for a sunset flip, but Owens counters with another flying senton. Cesaro with a boot to the face of Owens. Cesaro ascends to the top rope. Owens sends Cesaro crashing crotch first to the top turnbuckle. Owens connects with the running cannonball for a two count. Owens applies the rear chin lock. Owens drops Cesaro with a back elbow. Miz and Maryse makes out at ringside. Owens ascends to the top rope. Cesaro with a leaping uppercut. Owens and Cesaro battle for position on the top rope. Cesaro with a beautiful standing dropkick to Owens.
Cesaro with a Gut Wrench Suplex to Owens off the top rope. Cesaro brings Owens upon the Uppercut Express. Cesaro with a flying crossbody for a two count. Cesaro goes for the Neturalizer, but Owens counters with a back body drop. Owens goes for a superkick, but Cesaro holds onto Owens ankles. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Owens reaches the bottom rope and rolls to the outside. Owens with a right hand that knocks Sami Zayn off the announcers chair. Cesaro with a cannonball off the ring apron. Cesaro shoves The Miz off the announcers table. Cesaro with a springboard uppercut for a two count. Miz distracts Cesaro from the ring apron. Cesaro with a right hand to Miz. Cesaro with a european uppercut to Owens. Zayn storms into the ring. Cesaro drops Zayn with a right hand to avoid the disqualification. Owens rolls Cesaro up to pickup the victory. After the match Cesaro connects with a running european uppercut to Miz. Zayn drops Cesaro with the Helluva Kick. Miz plants Zayn with the Skull Crushing Finale. Owens and Miz has a stare off.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Second Match: Paige vs. Dana Brooke
Becky Lynch joins the commentary team for this match. Brooke and Paige locks up. Brooke drags Paige to the ropes. Clean break and Brooke slaps Paige. Collar and elbow tie up and Paige drags Brooke to the ropes. Paige with a leg sweep. Paige drives her knee to the face of Brooke. Brooke sends Paige to the ring apron. Paige with a series of knees to Brooke’s ribs. Brooke knocks Paige off the ring apron. Brooke bounces Paige’s head on the ring apron.
Brooke rolls Paige back into the ring. Brooke drives her shoulder to the midsection of Paige. Brooke clotheslines Paige for a two count. Brooke applies the bodyscissors. Paige gets Brooke in a pinning position for a two count. Paige with a thrust kick to the midsection of Brooke. Paige with a running high knee lift to Brooke in the corner. Paige with a knee to the face of Brooke for a two count. Jawbreaker from Brooke. Brooke with a sitout slam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dana Brooke
Rusev & Lana Backstage Interview:
Renee Young asks Rusev if he can explain his actions from this past Monday’s Raw. Lana says there’s nothing to explain since Rusev is the greatest US Champion of all-time. Rusev says that he’s the greatest champion of all-time. He humbled Kalisto this past Monday and at Extreme Rules, the WWE Universe won’t be chanting “Lucha Lucha Lucha”, they’ll be chanting “Machka.”
Third Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
Ziggler with a waist lock takedown, Sheamus reaches the bottom rope to break the hold. Sheamus drives Ziggler to the corner. Ziggler ducks a right hand and applies a wrist lock. Ziggler leapfrogs over Sheamus. Ziggler with a dropkick that sends Sheamus crashing to the corner. Ziggler with a series of right hands. Sheamus kicks Ziggler in the chest. Ziggler rolls Sheamus up for a two count. Ziggler with a armbar and Sheamus lands a big right hand to the gut of Ziggler. Ziggler with a stunner from the ring apron. Sheamus responds with a clothesline for a two count. Sheamus with a running knee lift to the midsection of Ziggler.
Sheamus drops Ziggler with a running axe handle. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock.Ziggler gets out of the hold with a series of right hands. Sheamus blocks a superkick attempt from Ziggler. Sheamus with the Ten Beats of the Bodhran. Sheamus with a vertical suplex from a ring apron for a two count. Sheamus with a rear chin lock. Ziggler launches Sheamus to the outside. Sheamus goes for the Brouge Kick, but Ziggler counters with the Famouser for a two count. Ziggler with a series of right hands to Sheamus. Ziggler connects with two Stinger Splashes. Sheamus responds with the Irish Curse Backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus with a front powerslam for a two count. Ziggler headbutts Sheamus. Sheamus sends Ziggler face first to the top rope. Ziggler gets back on his feet and drops Sheamus with a superkick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Baron Corbin Promo:
Corbin appears on stage after the Dolph Ziggler/Sheamus match. Corbin says that he’s going to do what he does best this Sunday at Extreme Rules and that’s beating people up. This is going to be no disqualification and there’s going to be nothing that’s going to stop the beating Corbin gives Ziggler this Sunday.
Chris Jericho & Dean Ambrose In-Ring Promo:
Jericho tells the Greenville crowd to be quiet. Hanging above Jericho is the Asylum, one of the most destructive elements in WWE History created by the lunatic Dean Ambrose. Jericho says that he’s been in every single match in WWE history. Jericho has the upperhand in this match because he’s smarter then Dean Ambrose. Jericho calls himself the lunatic, while Ambrose is a self proclaimed lunatic. Jericho brings up the fact that he put Ambrose in a straight jacket and he has no regrets about that. He put Ambrose in a hospital.
Imagine how many days Jericho can put Ambrose in the hospital? Jericho can put Ambrose in the hospital for 40 days by using all the weapons that hanged above the steel cage. Jericho congratulates Ambrose for being a stupid idiot. Jericho says that Ambrose being in a hospital for 40 days will cost more then a $15,000 Light Up Jacket. Jericho says that at Extreme Rules, he’s going to give Ambrose the gift of Jericho. Jericho poses in the ring and Ambrose appears behind Jericho. Ambrose sends Jericho face first to the steel. Ambrose grabs a kendo stick from the top of the cage. Ambrose whacks Jericho in the back with the kendo stick. Jericho escapes the cage and runs up the ramp.
Darren Young & Bob Backlund Segment:
Backlund tells Young that he can anything he puts his mind to. Backlund wants to understand why Young is not taking notes especially when he’s his life coach. Young tells Backlund to not worry because he’s taking notes on his tablet. Backlund tells Young that if he’s going to make Young great again, Young will have to store these life lessons into his brain. Backlund goes over a list of former presidents. Backlund says that’s going to make sure Young is great not only in the ring, but out of the ring. Young’s punishment this week is to do 100 jumping jacks. Young questions Backlund over the amount of jumping jacks. This leads to Backlund making Darren Young do 200 jumping jacks.
Fourth Match: The New Day & Big Cass vs. The Dudley Boyz & The Vaudevillians
D-Von and Big E starts off this match. Big E with a right hand to the gut of D-Von. Big E with a side belly to belly suplex for a two count. Big E tags in Kofi. Kofi with the Poetry in Motion. D-Von clotheslines Kofi in the back of his head. D-Von tags in Bubba. Bubba powerslams Kofi. Bubba goes for a big splash, but Kofi rolls out of the way. Kofi gets Bubba in the corner and Bubba is brought upon the unicorn stampede. Kofi with a basement dropkick to Bubba in the corner. We have a stare off with all four teams. Woods with a series of right hands to Bubba in the corner. Woods headbutts Bubba. Woods with a boot to the face. Woods goes for a flying clotheslines, but Bubba clotheslines Woods in mid-air. Gotch distracts the referee. Bubba tags in Gotch. Gotch with a uppercut to Woods. Gotch repeatedly stomps on Wood’s chest. Gotch tags in English. Gotch with a springboard elbow drop.
English goes for the pin, but Woods kicks out at the count of two. English drives his knee to the back of Woods for a two count. English tags Gotch back into the ring. Gotch with the front face lock. Woods drives English to the corner, but Gotch plants Woods with suplex. Vaudevillians double teams Woods from the outside. Gotch argues with the Dudley Boyz on the ring apron. English tags in Bubba. Bubba with a elbow drop for a two count. Bubba with a series of left hands while doing the New Day Booty O’s catchphrase. Woods drops Bubba with the enziguri. D-Von and Big Cass are tagged in. Cass clears the ring. Cass with a Stinger Splash. Cass with a big bodyslam. Cass connects with the Empire Elbow for a two count. Big E with a over the head belly to belly release to suplex to Gotch. Kofi with a flying crossbody to English on the outside. Bubba with a big boot to the face of Big E. Dudley Boyz double teams Big Cass. Cass sends D-Von to the outside. Cass with the East River Crossing. Cass follows that up with the Empire Elbow to pickup the victory.
Winner: The New Day & Big Cass
Fifth Match: Roman Reigns w/The Usos vs. Luke Gallows w/Karl Anderson & AJ Styles
Reigns and Gallows locks up. Reigns with a side headlock. Gallows drops Reigns with a shoulder tackle. Reigns with a waist lock. Gallows with a back elbow to Reigns. Gallows bullrushes Reigns to the outside. Reigns gathers himself and gets back into the ring. Reigns ducks a clothesline and he lands a series of right hands to Gallows in the corner. Reigns plants Gallows with the Samoan Drop. Reigns with the Drive By to Gallows. Reigns kicks Gallows in the gut. Gallows with a running lariat to Reigns for a two count. Gallows bounces Reigns head on the top turnbuckle. Gallows uppercuts Reigns in the corner. Gallows with three consecutive elbows drops for a two count. Gallows applies a side headlock. Gallows headbutts Reigns. Gallows whips Reigns in the corner and connects with the Stinger Splash.
Gallows kicks Reigns in the back. Gallows goes for the pin, but Reigns kicks out at one. Gallows with a rear chin lock. Gallows with a right uppercut. Reigns with a flying lariat to Gallows. Corner clothesline from Reigns. Reigns follows that up with a leaping lariat for a two count. Reigns with a series of corner clotheslines. Reigns drops Gallows with the big boot. Reigns talks smack to Styles. Reigns set up for the SuperMan Punch, but he’s distracted by Anderson. Gallows rolls Reigns up for a two count. Reigns SuperMan Punches Gallows. Reigns sets up for the Spear, but he’s distracted by AJ Styles. The Usos, Styles and Anderson gets in a brawl at ringside. Reigns with a Drive By to Styles. Gallows plants Reigns with the Gallows Pole for a two count. Styles and Anderson storms into the ring to cause the disqualification. After the match a pier six brawl ensues. Reigns and Styles drive each other over the announce table to end the show.
Winner: Roman Reigns via DQ
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