WWE Hell in a Cell is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Oct. 22, 2017) from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota at 8:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
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WWE TLC QUICK RESULTS
Kurt Angle & The Shield def. Miz & Strowman & Kane & Cesaro & Sheamus
Jason Jordan def. Elias
Finn Balor def. AJ Styles
Enzo Amore def. Kalisto
Alexa Bliss def. Mickie James
Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann def. Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher
Asuka def. Emma
Sasha Banks def. Alicia Fox
WWE TLC LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
You're racing like a fireball dancing like a ghost, you're Gemini and I don't know which one I like the most. My head is getting broken and my mind is getting bust, but now I'm coming with you down the road of golden dust... well, after I finish liveblogging this here wrestling show I will be, at least.
The pre-show kicks off with Renee Young welcoming us to the show, informing anybody who's managed to miss the news about the illnesses and the shakeup to the card that resulted from it before introducing her panel as always, this month consisting of David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg. They talk about Kurt Angle's ring rust before talking to Miz via a satellite link from backstage.
The A-Lister says general managers are always trying to steal his spotlight, and the real big news this week is that his baby is a girl. But you can't steal the Miz's spotlight, because the fact is this is three on five, and not just any five. Their team has a monster among men, a big red machine, one of the best tag teams around, and the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time.
He says they all know Kurt Angle's accolades, they hear about it every week, and he knows Angle is somebody to be reckoned with, but they can and they will win tonight. And when they do, he wants Kurt to shake his hand tomorrow night and let him know that there will be no hard feelings about the demolishing he's going to inflict on Angle. Otunga asks him about it being personal and Miz says yes, it's very personal, and he's gonna give him another broken freakin' neck.
The interview concluded, discussion switches to AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor before shilling for the WWE Network and tossing to Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge. She runs down the card before announcing that she'll have an exclusive Q&A with Mickie James later in the pre-show. Panel discussion moves on to Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks after before throwing to a video package for Asuka.
Backstage, Emma is interviewed about her match and asks how many vignettes Asuka is going to get? She can't even look through her Twitter feed without seeing everybody all excited about Asuka! Tonight is her first singles match on a pay-per-view, did you even know that? Asuka might overshadow every other woman in WWE, but her spotlight is far too bright and all eyes will be on her, the creator of the women's revolution.
And after the match, the #1 trend worldwide will be #EmmaBeatsAsuka. The panel discusses the match and tosses to a house ad for WWE 2K18. Kurt Angle is backstage with a thousand yard stare when Jason Jordan rolls up. Kurt says he felt as GM he had a duty to fill the spot and Elias rolls up after and says he's just gonna take the moment here. Last night the spirit of Prince took him over and he feels the people need to hear him.
Jordan is incredulous but the Drifter says a lot of people want to walk with him. Kurt gives him his performance slot and asks for a minute. Jason thanks him sarcastically for saving the pay-per-view and the segment ends. The panel discusses all that before moving on to the Cruiserweight Championship match. A siren rings out and Drew Gulak rolls up to the table to talk about being sick of being silenced.
THEY CUT HIM FOR TIME?! THIS IS A DISGRACE, WWE! THE MAN HAS 277 SLIDES! DAMN RIGHT THEY'RE HOLDING YOU DOWN, DREW! He will not be broken, and he believes in a better 205 Live. He lays out his campaign against excess and Renee cuts him off as we toss to the Social Media Lounge. But first, a house ad takes us to break.
We come back with a video package for the Raw Women's Championship match and finally going to the Mickie James Q&A. She feels great going into her match tonight and she's hoping to bring the title home one more time. The first question is how it feels knowing it could be her seventh WWE title, and she says it's incredible, being maybe the second woman to do that and she hopes she can.
Up next, does she think age is catching up to her? No, first off she's not the oldest woman on the roster, there are a few that are as old as her and half the male roster is older. And, fact check, the oldest women's champ was the Fabulous Moolah at the age of 76, so she has literal decades left and might be a 77-time women's champion by the time it's over.
Last question is what the first thing she'll do when she wins the title, and that'll be to give the title a facelift and maybe do a photoshoot. And then in the morning, she'll facetime her son. The Q&A over, the panel discusses the match and then runs the card down with a focus on the changes due to illness one more time.
AJ Styles joins the panel via satellite from backstage and says he's been traveling for eighteen hours to get here tonight to face the Demon, and he's looking forward to it as much as the WWE Universe is. He says this is the match everybody in the world wants to see, and he's all about coming here and showing folks something they didn't think they'd get to see. He's always prepared for any wrestler, it's what he does.
His strategy is the same as always-- expect anything and everything, and he'll be the first to beat the Demon. The panel resumes running down the show with the matches happening as scheduled and we get ready for our preshow match.
Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks
Jawing, Fox fires a slap off and Banks shoves her in return and we have a brawl! Sasha lands a forearm and Alicia heads for the floor. Back in, a knee lift takes the Boss off guard, a right hand follows and she smashes her into the turnbuckles. Banks turns it around, punches in the corner, Fox gets a mat slam off and mocks Sasha's pose before getting back on her with another right.
Reverse chinlock follows, Banks escapes and lands a short-arm Lou Thesz press into mounted punches! A series of biels, Alicia begs off in the corner and ends up in full-blown teary meltdown as the Boss dropkicks her face in! Fox to the outside, throwing a fit on the apron, and we take a break for a house ad for WrestleMania.
Back from our ad, Alicia forces a break on a Bank Statement by getting the ropes. To the corner, Sasha climbs but Fox stops her short and shoves her off the turnbuckles to the outside! Following after, Alicia catches her with the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on the floor and referee Darrick Moore begins his count. Back inside, a cover gets two, and Fox goes back to the reverse chinlock.
Banks to her feet, Alicia pushes her back with forearms but the Boss hits a headscissors that puts her into the turnbuckles! Off the ropes for a crossbody, Fox catches her and just dumps her through the ropes to the floor like a sack of potatoes and orders Moore to count. Banks back in at the count of nine but Alicia is on her right away, Sasha throwing hands, bridging northern lights... NOPE!
Another doesn't do the trick either, Banks off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl and she counters with the crossbody for a nearfall! Jocking for position, against the ropes, O'Connor roll... Sasha kicks out and puts Fox through the ropes and to the floor! Back inside, Banks ducks a slap and throws some rights, off the ropes, multi-revolution headscissors, a knee to the nose gets a kick to the face, no good!
Alicia advances on Moore before deciding the better of it, Scissors Kick misses...
Sasha Banks wins by submission with the Bank Statement.
Once again, the panel shills for the WWE Network for those of you watching on other platforms before moving on to discussion of the main event, focusing on the media attention Kurt Angle's return has gotten. This leads into a video package built around Kurt's return. The two healthy guys from the Shield are interviewed about it and Dean says he doesn't know what Kurt's plan or motivation is, but he's jumping into the deep end here.
Seth talks about how monumentous this is and Dean promises to burn everything down like kamikaze pilots, which means that I am not sure he understands what kamikaze pilots actually do. Rollins refuses to talk strategy and Ambrose says they have a very simple, detailed four-stage plan-- TABLES! LADDERS! CHAIRS! WAR! Seth gets things back on track by saying this is the kind of environment in which the Shield thrives and talks up Angle's history before saying he doesn't know what he has left in the tank.
But since he's partnering with them, he better bring everything he has. Ambrose says he don't care if he's got nothing left, if Kurt's crazy enough to sign up and ride with them, that means he's fine by them.
The main show kicks off with a video package about Kurt Angle's return to the ring.
Asuka vs. Emma
Circling, Asuka sliding low to try and psych Emma out, and the Australian ducks an attempt at a lock up. Asuka takes her down and right into a arm-and-leg submission right against the ropes. Emma with the break and a slap, Asuka is fired up, collar and elbow, Emma reverses to a wristlock, reversed to a hammerlock and a side headlock, and the Australian escapes with punches.
Off the ropes, drop down, Asuak blocks a punch, armbar takeodwn, reversed to a leg pick, reversed into a kneeling armbar but she doesn't have all of it. Wrenching the arm, Emma fires another slap off and jaws at her, kick to the gut, off the ropes, hip attack connects! Stomp to the tailbone, catch the kick to the midsection, pick the leg, roll through and the ankle lock is on!
Emma manages to flip Asuka away and outside and catches her with a dropkick to the knee. Stomps on the floor, back inside, slamming Asuka's face into the mat and following it with a curb stomp for a nearfall. Emma with a grounded half nelson, Asuka throwing kicks, ducked through, mat slam into a one count. Ramming her face into the turnbuckle, scoop into the tree of woe and repeated Kawada kicks to the back follow!
Pulling on her hair to wrench her back across the buckles, back in for the low sliding crossbody for a nearfall. Grounded full nelson now, Asuka struggles out of it, palm strikes from Emma just fires up her up, head-to-head, German suplex denied, O'Connor roll for two, off the ropes with a sliding knee! Rolling under a lariat, kick rush, stomp to the hand, kick to the back of the neck, to the second for a missile dropkick!
Wristlock, wrenching away, Emma gets a shot off, runs the ropes, basement dropkick, only a nearfall! Smashing Asuka's face into the mat and grinding it in, thinking about another curb stomp but the Empress of Tomorrow picks the leg and locks the ankle lock back on! Rolling around and through to keep her in the center of the ring, Emma gets to her feet... LEG-TRAP GERMAN SUPLEX!
Emma seeks refuge on the floor and hits a press slam off the apron when Asuka follows after! Back in as referee Shawn Bennett counts, Asuka hits a roundhouse kick, puts the Asuka Lock on and falls back...
Asuka wins by submission with the Asuka Lock.
We get a Breast Cancer Awareness video and cut to Miz backstage hanging out with the Bar. He says to forget what the match was and consider what it is, and Sheamus says Mick Foley would have never let this happen, but he's always wanted to Brogue Kick an Olympic gold medalist. Cesaro drops the catchphrase and Miz complains about Angle stealing the spotlight, before asking if Angle would have stepped in for Sheamus or Cesaro.
The idea that Kurt cares about the WWE Universe is a lie, he only cares about himself, and putting himself in the main event against Miz proves that, at least according to Miz. He could have postponed or canceled the match, but no, Mr. Broken Freakin' Neck had to play superhero, but if he's a superhero, he's gonna meet a monster among men. Braun rolls up and tells Miz to stuff the pep talk, he's trashing Angle's comeback AND the Shield as long as all of them stay out of his way.
This brings Kane up to say he does whatever he wants, and if anybody is gonna brutalize their opponents, it's gonna be him. Miz puts tonight over as a chance to change things forever and use all the objects of the match as a metaphor for a revolution in which they will end up running Monday Night Raw. Braun says for Seth, Dean, and Kurt, there is no tomorrow. Kane says he's turning tables, ladders, and chairs into hell on Earth. (Kane, that's an AIW show, my man, happens next month.)
Miz does the Shield fistbump with the Bar while reciting Angle's catchphrase to close the segment.
Elias is on the stage to sing us a song. He thinks the crowd are all a bunch of dead liars and does his usual spiel about distractions before starting in on a song. He's about to begin singing when someone throws a bundle of greens at him. More vegetables follow as he tries to continue and the camera pans over to show Jason Jordan with a shopping card full of produce. He eats a banana and walks the cart offstage.
Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher vs. Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann
Swann and Kendrick to start, circling, Brian cuts off the collar and elbow and lays into Rich with overhead elbows to the back of the neck. Snapmare, Swann cartwheels out and starts firing chops only to be put into the turnbuckles as Gallagher tags in. Deathlocking the legs, he lays back and works a toehold, countered with a side headlock, shoot off, leapfrog, roll back, Rich lands a dropkick and Alexander tags in.
Brian in as well, Cedric running hot with a dropkick, he runs the ropes but Jack cuts him off and Rich takes Gallagher out in return! Low bridge sends Kendrick to the floor... TOPE CON GIRO! Back in the ring the cover gets two, a hard chop knocks Brian down and Alexander tags Swann back in. Hard whip, another whip into a backbreaker, agian just a two count! To the second, Gallagher runs interference and Brian takes advantage, tripping Swann up and grabbing his leg before tagging Jack in.
Cravate on, keeping Rich grounded, snapmare as he nearly escapes and Gallagher follows with stomps before tagging Kendrick in. Butterfly suplex into a two count, raking Swann's face with his bootlaces, shoot kick to the ribs, and he rams Rich's face into the turnbuckles with a cravate! Choking away, tag to Jack, working him over, quick tags are the order of the day here.
Landing on his feet off a back suplex, the tag is made and Alexander comes in hot with elbows! Handspring into the gamengiri... NOPE! Charging shoulder block, an enzuigiri from the apron and a springboard lariat but Kendrick breaks the pin up and yanks Cedric outside! Swann trying the save with a tornado DDT off the steps but Brian counters to a northern lights suplex and tags in.
Alexander catches him with a small package for two, Kendrick throwing kicks in return, the full Captain's Hook is in but Cedric rolls it over into a pin! Reversed back, Rich off the top... PHOENIX SPLASH! CRESCENT KICK GETS A HEADBUTT AND GALLAGHER AND SWANN ARE OUT! Back suplex lift...
Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann win by pinfall with a Lumbar Check from Alexander on Brian Kendrick.
Alexa Bliss is interviewed backstage. She doesn't even know what "biscuit butt" means, and she thinks her butt is cute, but she gets it, Mickie dedicated tonight to her son. She says James is sensitve about her age but when she was young she idolized her, she's gone toe-to-toe with Hall of Famers, and for Mickie, those were the good old days. But after tonight her days won't be good, they'll just be old.
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James (WWE Raw Women's Championship)
My Network goes down for the very opening moments of the match but Bliss with a back elbow into a wristlock, James kipping up repeatedly and reverses it with a mat slam! Another mat slam, off the ropes, basement superkick, only two! A forearm, a knee, whip reversed, up into a headscissors but Alexa shoves her to the apron and snaps her arm over the top rope before yanking it over the bottom repeatedly!
Cover gets two, clubbing and wrenching, stepover knee drop armbreaker, another, Mickie forced to back off and the cover gets another two. Kick to the back into a top wristlock, James tries to fight out with a forearm and a roll but Bliss keeps her locked down and tosses an arm wringer in as Mickie looks to escape. Three desperate covers come up empty, stomping away at the midsection, stepping on the hand to boot!
James fires off kicks to back her off, back elbow up on the charge, tornado headscissors out of the corner but the damage is done to her shoulder. Ducking and dodging, trading kicks and they both connect simultaneously, leaving them down and out! Slowly to their knees, forearm for forearm, Mickie smashes her face into the mat. To their feet, more forearms, just unloading on Alexa here, off the ropes with flying forearms!
Rolling solebutt, bicycle knee, another flying forearm, but it's all only good for a nearfall! Setting up the DDT but Bliss leverages the bad arm to escape. James catches her with an O'Connor roll for two and Alexa gets two of her own in return off of a Yoshi Tonic! Mickie ducks a lariat and connects with a flapjack before climbing up top... ALEXA CLIPS HER KNEE AND SHE LANDS ON THE BAD SHOULDER!
Bliss up top, Twisted Bliss... NOBODY HOME! James draws herself up and climbs again for a missile dropkick that gets a nearfall! Alexa with a shot to the throat, Mickie returns it with a kick to the face that's good for a two count! Bliss hiding in the corner, James tries to pull her out but referee Darrick Moore warns her about the hair and Alexa takes full advantage to put her into the turnubuckle...
Alexa Bliss wins with the snap DDT, retaining the WWE Raw Women's Championship.
Mickie James is interviewed after the match and admits she's a little disappointed but she's proud of her performance and she gave her heart and her soul and everything and proved that she's worthy of a title shot tonight but it's not her last time in a title match or as women's champion. She takes a second to thank the entire WWE Universe, who are why she does what she does and she's grateful.
Kurt Angle is shown getting ready backstage when the Shield lads roll up. He says he knows they wanted two on five but he couldn't let that happen, and he doesn't know what he has left, but they're getting a hundred percent of it. Seth says they respect that, and they didn't come here to talk strategy, they came here to give him a tactical vest, because he's a member of the Shield tonight, baby! Angle says they can believe that.
Elias is once again on the stage ready to sing us a song. Earlier he was interrupted and he wants to try again, because nothing will stop him from giving us the performance we need. He starts into a song about Minneapolis before faltering and declaring that he'll have to start over. He complements the women of Minneapolis, unusually, but says the men can't stand up to him, and again has to stop because the crowd are so loud.
He struggles his way through the rest of the song (in a good way, mostly), before being once again bombarded by vegetables. This time he straight-up runs off as Jordan pelts him with leafy greens.
Enzo Amore makes his entrance, he does the deal. He lost his voice celebrating his victory a little too hard last night, but his voice is the only thing he's losing. There are three types of people in this world-- people who make things happen (like him), people who watch things happen (like us, who he clarifies are losers), and people who sit around and wonder what the hell just happened.
What's gonna happen is he's gonna be a two-time Cruiserweight Champion, because Kalisto is SAWFT, etc.
Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto (c) (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Kalisto charging right in but Amore hides in the corner. Back out, he throws a kick that's caught and the champion grabs a side headlock. Enzo shoots him off, back elbow, side headlock of his own, drop down, leafrog, crescent kick but Enzo is in the ropes and safe! Outside, the chase is on, back in, elbow, Kalisto ducks, headscissors takeover into leg kicks, leg-feed enzuigiri and again Amore is on the floor!
Champion mocking Enzo's dance, he charges back in and gets passed right outside, Kalisto off the ropes with a suicide dive! Back inside, Amore making a run for it and referee Shawn Bennett stops the former Dragon Gate USA star from capitalizing, leading Enzo to yank him jaw-first into the top rope. Boots in the corner, he yanks the champion out of the corner right into a side slam for a nearfall!
Taking Kalisto's back, Amore throws a few elbows to the back of the head before trapping both of his arms and cracking another elbow off. Shoot kick to the ribs, Enzo climbs up top and mocks the "Lucha!" chant before hopping back down. Roll-through into the Listo Kick, the champion fighting back into it here. Charging in, Enzo catches him with a boot into a folding press for a nearfall.
Lying in wait, Amore telegraphs the wind-up punch and connects with it, but again just a nearfall. Into a grounded reverse chinlock, bridging back into it and slamming Kalisto back down when he tries a bridge of his own to escape it. Champion fights to his feet and throws Enzo off into the turnbuckles! Kick from the apron, slingshot seated senton, short headscissors... NOPE!
Thinking Salida Del Sol, Amore counters with a schoolboy into the turnbuckles, off the top with DDG... NOT ENOUGH! Thinking Jordanzo but Kalisto blocks, Salida Del Sol denied again and Enzo holds on to the ring skirt desperately and uses the referee putting it back as a distraction to rake the eyes...
Enzo Amore wins by pinfall with Jordanzo, winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Enzo is interviewed after the match and he is blown up like you read about. He says he owes all the thanks... to himself. And he owes all of us a big "no thank you". He leaves holding the title belt high over his head.
AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
Electric atmosphere to start as they face off before the bell. Collar and elbow, pushing each other around the ring, but Balor breaks clean. Circling, back to the lockup and Finn gets a side headlock, takeover, AJ shoots him off, shoulder block and they stalemate. Test of strength, Balor fakes out to waistlock, standing switch, again, Styles escapes with a fireman's carry takeover, trading headlocks for headscissors and again they stalemate!
Circling again, Finn in with a kidney shot, leapfrog, drop down, dropkick and AJ wipes him out! Lariat dodged, the enzuigiri connects and he takes the Phenomenal One down, setting up a Romero Special. Both legs in, arms one at a time and he rolls back into the full hold! Adjusting back down, adding a rear chinlock for a moment before he lets go and deathlocks the legs.
Styles is right near the ropes, however, and easily breaks. Jawbreaker connects, big chop, whip reversed, AJ gets a sunset flip but the Demon counters immediately with a dropkick! Styles to the outside and back in in time to counter a dive with a forearm smash! Off the ropes for a knee drop, a cover gets two and Balor gets back into it throwing hands. Whip across, AJ lands a kick and slingshots back in with a forearm... NOPE!
Running backbreaker, chest kick, Finn on the back foot here as they transition into slugging it out with forearms. Styles cuts the exchange early with a kick and a cover before backing the Demon into the corner with a palm strike. Back in the center of the ring, Balor throws hands and backs AJ off into the corner, kicking away. Break made, Styles lands a kick and big chop before going corner-to-corner with chops.
Whip across, up and cover and Finn returns the favor with a chop of his own! A flurry of punches into another chop, whip across, charging chop, whip reversed twice, Styles up top and Balor knocks him to the floor with a gamengiri! Off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! Back inside, the Sling Blade connects and Finn lies in wait only to charge right into Ushigoroshi!
Calling for the Styles Clash, Balor floats out but AJ catches him with the back suplex facebuster anyway and gets a tight nearfall out of it! Finn gets a stomp off and follows it up with repeated slingshot stomps near the ropes, referee Chad Patton warning him away from pushing it too far. Hesitation dropkick, thinking 1916 but Styles reverses to the Calf Killer!
Balor crawls, desperate, trying to get to the ropes but AJ rolls him through and locks it back on! Finn breaks it by smashing Styles' head into the mat over and over but the damage is done and both men are slow to get up. AJ charges in, gets set on the apron, thinking Phenomenal Forearm but the Demon shoves him to the floor! Penalty Kick off the apron follows, and the shotgun dropkick puts the Phenomenal One into the barricade!
Patton counting and Balor warns him to stop before heading to collect AJ... STYLES WITH A DOUBLE LEG PICKUP OVER THE GERMAN ANNOUNCE TABLE! Back inside in time to beat the count, off the ropes... DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Back up... DOUBLE LARIAT! Slowly, inexorably to their feet and they go forearm for forearm in the center of the ring. Styles mixes it up, Styles Rush but Balor lands a Pele kick!
AJ is on dream street but Finn is still favoring his leg. 1916 blocked, AJ thinking Bloody Sunday, reversed, Balor trying the inverted 1916, no good but he gets an inverted headlock elbow drop, inverted 1916... NO GOOD! Shotgun dropkick but the leg is hurting! Finn climbs up top... PELE KICK! Styles heads to the apron... SPRINGBOARD AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER! NOT ENOUGH!
Balor down and out, AJ to the apron again, springboard 450 splash... NOBODY HOME! HUGE lariat from the Demon! Shotgun dropkick, Balor climbs up top...
Finn Balor wins by pinfall with Coup de Grace.
After the match, Finn helps AJ to his feet and they Too Sweet, as any two Good Brothers should.
We get a WWE Network sizzle reel and a video package for the Unleash Your Warrior campaign next.
Elias is in the ring this time, looking around nervously as he gets ready to sing a song for us. He says he's gonna have a match against Jason Jordan after all of his childish pranks today, but that doesn't surprise him since he never had a dad around to teach him the right way. He sings a song for Jason but gets cut off by Jordan's entrance.
Elias vs. Jason Jordan
Collar and elbow, pushing each other all around the ring, Jordan goes low and uses physics to push Elias in the corner but breaks clean when referee Rod Zapata asks him to. Back to the lockup, waistlock takedown, another and Jason isn't letting go of the waistlock until he has to. Another break, another takedown, and this time the Drifter bails outside. Fakeout test of strenght, Jordan goes low but Samson blocks and clubs away at him.
Side headlock applied low, bulldog style, keeping Kurt Angle's Biological Son grounded. Shoot off, elbow smash into an armbar, another shoot off, running the ropes and Jordan lands a twisting slam for two. Throwing Elias to the apron, knocking him down with a dropkick, and in the ring for a nearfall. Hammer whip, bear hug, Samson escapes and sends him face-first into the turnbuckles with a hard knee to the back!
Kick to the gut and stomps in the corner, leaving the proverbial mudhole and heading outside to smash Jason's chest into the apron! Clubbing shot, another chest thump, back inside, big back elbow and a nearfall after. Stepover armbar, Jordan escapes with left hands to the face but the Drifter stays on him and gets an abdominal stretch this time. Jason works him around and throws him through the ropes to break, catching him with right hands on his return.
Duck a lariat, axehandles connect, double leg into the corner and across the ring, belly to belly suplex and he's fired up! Charging shoulder block, Saito suplex gets two and Jordan sets Elias up top. Thinking superplex, the Drifter blocks with body blows, Jason runs right back up but gets blocked again, back on the mat, knee to the jaw and Elias hits a huge release body slam!
To the apron, Samson with a big delayed vertical suplex back into the ring but Jordan is canny...
Jason Jordan wins by pinfall with a small package.
Commentary reviews tape and the footage seems to show that Elias' shoulder was up, so expect a rematch, one assumes.
Commentary talks up next month's four-day extravaganza in Houston as well as Raw Talk after the show tonight.
Miz is backstage giving his guys a pep talk about how their opponents are garbage and you take garbage to the dump.
Braun Strowman, Kane, the Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus), & the Miz vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Kurt Angle, & Seth Rollins) (Handicap Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match)
The Shield surround the ring, chairs in hand and we have all out chaos to start! The dust clears with Ambrose and Braun and Kane and Angle paired off but Rollins returns and uses his chair to turn the tide! Hammering away with the chairs, Strowman falls away and the Devil's Favorite Demon is forced to turtle up to try and minimize the damage! Miz and the Bar on the apron, Dean and Seth knock them off... tandem suicide dives!
Kurt down to help them out with a ladder, wiping them out in the entry and taking it to Braun with a short ladder, slamming it over and over into him on the floor. Kane has Ambrose goozled but Rollins makes the save and they wipe him out once again. To the floor, Angle comes around with the ladder as the Hounds hammer away at the Big Red Machine and the gold medalist rams the ladder into his gut!
The Shield boys clearing the Spanish announce table before the Bar come around for a fight. Rollins whips Sheamus into the steel steps and Ambrose crotches Cesaro on the barricade! Kane wakes back up, big slicing rights for everybody but Dean catches him with a chair and they set him up on the table. Looking at a ladder, Braun comes around and wipes them out before clearing the German announce table, thinking about a powerbomb on Angle but Rollins makes the save with a chair in hand!
Wearing the monster among men down, Kurt directs traffic and they ram him into the ringpost hard, twice in a row. They set him up on the announce table, with Kane on the other, Dean sets a ladder up, Angle gets another and they have dangerous intentions right now. Seth climbs one, Ambrose the other... SPLASH AND AN ELBOW DROP TO WIPE THE BIG MEN OUT!
The Architect comes up lame clutching his knee and the focus shifts to Angle smashing Miz with a chair against the barricade. Back in the ring, the Bar roll up and take the Hall of Famer out, taking turns spiking him in the midsection with chairs! Sheamus stomping away and throwing punch after punch, Cesaro brings a ladder over and they brace it in the ropes... STEREO SUPERKICKS TO THE LADDER!
Miz directing traffic, he wants the triple powerbomb on Kurt Angle! AMBROSE AND ROLLINS IN BEFORE THEY CAN GET ANGLE UP FOR IT! The Bar beat on the tag champs on the floor, the Swiss Superman using a chunk of announce table to beat Seth up. In the ring, rolling German suplexes from Angle on Miz, one for Sheamus, one for Cesaro and the olympic gold medalist is fired up! Kane rises to his feet and gets back in the ring, Kurt goes behind and gets denied with an elbow.
Goozle, Angle blocks... ANKLE LOCK! STROWMAN TAKES KURT'S LEG OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND DRAGS HIM OUT OF THE RING TO PUT HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! Braun sets up a table on the floor and maneuvers a ladder out of his way before collecting Angle and hoisting him on his shoulder... RUNNING POWERSLAM THROUGH THE TABLE! Trainers and referees check on Angle as the Shield boys get overwhelmed by That Damn Numbers Game, chairshots aplenty.
Back in the ring, Kane lands a side slam on Rollins, Braun throws Dean into the corner, Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick on the Architect. Kurt's being helped to the back but stumbles in the entry and the beatdown continues with a hammer whip for Seth, putting him chest-first into the turnbuckles and a second puts him face-first into a chair tucked into the ropes! Celtic Warrior up top posing, Cesaro holds Ambrose in place for a diving double axehandle!
Miz watches on with glee as Cesaro cracks a chair over the Shield boys. The beating continues but Rollins rallies, throwing desperate punches! Ambrose joins in and Kane throws a chairshot that Seth ducks, leading it to hit Braun full-on in the back! He turns around and shoves Kane across the ring! Miz and the Bar get between them and the Shield takes advantage, pressing the attack!
The Alliance to End Shieldamania isn't over, however, and they send Rollins outside and bring a table in. The Bar get Ambrose up... DOUBLE CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB INTO THE TABLE BUT IT DOESN'T BREAK! They lean it in the corner and Strowman breaks it by bieling Dean through it! The A-Lister directs traffic and turns out to be literally directing traffic as a garbage truck backs into the arena.
They end up putting the Shield into the garbage truck but they fight them off, climb up top, and land a pair of big splashes to wipe all five of their opponents out! Except for Miz, actually, and he makes a break for it! Ambrose stops him at the barricade and yanks him back over for chairshots! Rollins has a bulldog headlock and drags the A-Lister onto the stage, where they arrange some tables.
Kane back at 'em, throwing hands and buing Miz a moment to recover, but Dean and Seth take him out, thinking about a suplex through a table but Braun makes the save! Kane throws right hands at Strowman... AND CHOKESLAMS HIM THROUGH THE STAGE! Braun starts to drag himself out of the pit only for Kane to yank a stack of chairs strung from the ceiling down on him!
Kane heads back over to Dean Ambrose and resumes fighting the Shield like nothing happened but they overwhelm him together. Miz joins the fray and Dean puts him into the video board. Big Red Machine goozles the Shield... DOUBLE CHOKESLAM. The Bar go back to disposing of the Shield over by the garbage truck but Strowman gets up from under the chairs! Kane looks on, an odd mix of shock and respect showing from under the mask.
Braun throws Miz aside and knocks Cesaro out with a punch! He advances on Kane and starts clubbing at him unholy! He gets him up for the powerslam but the Bar make the save! Strowman keeps throwing hands, but Kane knocks him down with a boot and his teammates lead a beatdown on him and throw him in the truck... THEY CLOSE THE TRUCK ON HIM! HE'S BEING CRUSHED ALIVE! The truck drives off and Miz and the Bar take Rollins to the ring. Miz hits the basement DDT, Cesaro throws the Architect into White Noise and spikes him to the mat with the springboard uppercut... AMBROSE MAKES THE SAVE! But Kane remembers he's in the match and attacks! He slashes his throat... MEDAL PLAYS AND KURT ANGLE MAKES HIS WAY BACK DOWN! Back body drop for Cesaro, he ducks a Brogue Kick, Angle Slam on the Celtic Warrior, and an Angle Slam puts Cesaro through a table for good measure!
Kurt blindsides Miz but gets knocked down with a lariat from Kane. Up for the Tombstone but Ambrose and Rollins make the save with steel chairs... DOUBLE SHOULDER BLOCKS PUT KANE THROUGH THE TIMEKEEPER'S BARRICADE! Miz capitalizes, Skull Crushing Finale on Angle... NOT ENOUGH! The A-Lister loses his mind arguing with referee John Cone but a kickout is a kickout!
Full nelson, Angle counters into the ankle lock but Miz kicks him through the ropes and to the floor! Dean and Seth appear on the apron, Kurt is back up himself... Miz falls to That Damn Numbers Game! A knee, Dirty Deeds, the Angle Slam... ANGLE CALLS FOR IT! Ambrose and Rollins hoist him up, Kurt roars...
The Shield win by pinfall with a triple powerbomb on the Miz.
The Shield celebrate their victory in the ring.
That's the show, folks.