WWE No Mercy is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Sept. 24, 2017) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California 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 NO MERCY QUICK RESULTS
Brock Lesnar def. Braun Strowman
Enzo Amore def. Neville
Roman Reigns def. John Cena
Alexa Bliss def. Emma, Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Nia Jax
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins def. Cesaro & Sheamus
Finn Balor def. Bray Wyatt
The Miz def. Jason Jordan
Elias def. Apollo Crews
WWE NO MERCY LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
In the final curtain call, you left me here with the coldest of feelings. Weight, kind, depression, blessing the floors with the places you've stepped in. Will they ever measure up to the way you left? Here on the roadside, the bloodiest cadaver. Marked in your words, I'm the guy who's here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The pre-show kicks off with Renee Young welcoming us and introducing the rest of the panel, comprised tonight of David Otunga, Jerry "the King" Lawler, and Sam Roberts. She then tosses to Charly Caruso in the social media lounge, where she'll be joined by Alexa Bliss for a Q&A later.
Braun Strowman cuts a short backstage promo where he promises to destroy Brock Lesnar tonight and stand on his carcass holding the Universal Championship. The panel then shills for the WWE Network for those of you watching on other platforms before tossing to a video package for John Cena vs. Roman Reigns.
Kurt Angle joins the panel for discussion of that match, but eventually Miz rolls up to tell him that he should be talking about him instead, because when the A-Lister gets in the ring, it's always WrestleMania-worthy. Angle wishes him luck and Miz scoffs, telling him his son will need a lot more than luck, he's gonna need his dad to be there for him to wipe his face and blow his nose when he's crying, embarrassed, at having lost the match.
Lawler talks about how this reminds him of his rivalry with Bret Hart and how he got his butt whipped for getting Bret hot and bothered to impress his parents. Miz basically says he's better than that and talks about how important he makes the Intercontinental Championship before dropping the mic and walking off to send us to a house ad for No Mercy.
From there into discussion of our man vs. man match. Er, the one that has that as an actual stipulation, that is. Finn Balor joins the panel from backstage and says he's never pretended to be something that he's not. He created the Demon, he controls it, and anyone who faces Bray Wyatt should be hesitant. But he's proven time and again that he's an extraordinary man who does extraordinary things, and tonight at No Mercy he's going to do that one more time.
The panel then discusses the match before seguing into a recap of the feud over the tag titles and panel discussion of the same. Neville is interviewed backstage and says tonight will be no classic match, it's going to be a very quick affair, because he's said it before, Enzo Amore is no fighter. An entertainer, perhaps even a superstar, but he's no athlete, and on 205 Live they deal fundamentally in athletics.
Enzo may have found it hilarious when he kicked him in the crown jewels, but he'll find it hilarious to see the look on everyone's face when they realize that Amore has been horrifically disfigured and sports a misaligned jaw and a broken nose. The panel then discusses that match before tossing to another house ad.
A vignette plays for Asuka, and we go into the social media lounge with Alexa Bliss. She's excited to have Asuka around, because she's confident that she's the best in the division. First proper question is about preparations, and she says she prepared the same way, and she knows she has to keep her eyes on everybody because she can lose the title without being pinned or submitted.
The next question is actually a marriage proposal and Bliss turns the guy down flat. Final question is about whether she believes she'll walk out as champion with Nia Jax in the match. She says she knows Nia's weaknesses and she's ready to fight. Panel discussion of the match follows, including (and I seem to have missed this moments ago) the idea that Asuka is debuting at TLC.
The panel runs down the card and tosses to the commentary booth for our pre-show match.
Elias is here to sing us a song. He says they call this the City of Angels, but as far as he's concerned, he's in hell. He then sings his song, comparing Los Angeles to Apollo Crews in an unfavorable light. The Drifter is just about ready to rhyme "script" with "shit" when Crews makes his entrance (with Titus O’Neil at his side) to save the day!
Apollo Crews vs. Elias
Collar and elbow, Samson with an arm drag, Crews back to his feet and back at the lockup, he grabs a wristlock into an armbar but again the Drifter slings him away. Again to the lockup, this time Elias gets a side headlock, he blocks a shoot off, and hangs on when Apollo tries to step up the turnbuckles and flip out.
Reversed to a headscissors on the mat, Crews grabs a side headlock of his own and starts throwing arm drags after. Into a kneeling armbar, Samson to his feet, shoots him off, Apollo handsprings over him, leapfrog, drop down, dropkick, side headlock takeover and right back to the mat as O'Neil shouts encouragement. Drifter rallying, kick to the gut, chop, whip reversed, back body drop puts Crews to the apron!
Shoulder block but Elias has the gamengiri scouted and trips him up, sending Crews crashing to the floor and sending us to break.
Back from our house ad, Apollo is down and out in the corner when the Drifter comes over with a flurry of punches. He decapitates Crews off the ropes with a lariat for a nearfall before locking a reverse chinlock on. Apollo to his feet, body blows for separation, Elias with a kick to the face from the mat that sends Crews in the corner but he walks forearms in.
Big kick for a nearfall from Samson into a seated rear chinlock. Apollo eventually escapes and lands a suplex and both men are down and out. Lariats, kick to the gut, off the ropes with a boot, jumping lariat, kip-up, Apollo is fired up! Standing shooting star press... NOT ENOUGH! Fireman's carry, Elias out with elbows but Crews lands an enzuigiri and sends the Drifter to the outside.
Dropkick, back in, Apollo up top but Elias moves away, charging forearm, front facelock with a leg hooked...
Elias wins by pinfall with Drift Away.
Elias provokes Titus after the match before leaving the Titus Worldwide men in the ring to consider their defeat.
The panel shills for the WWE Network some more before tossing to a video package for Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar.
Paul Heyman is interviewed outside of Brock's locker room and says it's a stupid question, the question is what Lesnar CAN do to Braun. Braun's bigger, stronger, hungrier, CAN he deal with that? It's unprecedented and the "how" is out the window. Strowman is the monster among men, and the question is, can Brock be the Beast among monsters?
Panel discussion of the match follows to close out the pre-show.
The show proper opens with a video package about how mercy disappears when good intentions slip away.
Jason Jordan vs. the Miz (c) (WWE Intercontinental Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow, Jordan gets a side headlock, Miz shoots him off but gets bowled over by a shoulder block for a one count. Back to the headlock, again the A-Lister shoots him off, drop down, hip toss countered into a fireman's carry takeover and a cover sends Miz to the apron. He slides under, thinking sunset flip but Jason deadlifts him up into a delayed vertical suplex!
Only a nearfall, jockeying in the corner, the A-Lister back in with punches, walking Jordan across the ring. Whip across, up and over, northern lights suplex with a bridge, again just a nearfall! Miz outside, Jason follows, trading punches, he rolls Miz back in but finds himself surrounded by Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel and wide open for a dropkick from the champ.
The A-Lister rams Jordan's back into the barricade and then the apron as referee Darrick Moore counts, choosing to roll him in for a cover. Knees to the back into a cravate, the basement DDT connects to cut Jason off after his escape but isn't enough to end it! Pasting the son of Kurt Angle with left hands on the mat, but when he draws him up to keep throwing Jordan blocks and counters, forcing the A-Lister to dump him out of the ring.
Following after, Jordan passes him into the barricade! Back in, Jason up top, diving lariat... NOT ENOUGH! Throwing punches as Miz staggers around the ring, he gets caught by a strike and wiped out hard as the A-Lister regroups. Daniel Bryan chest kicks, Jordan catches the buzzsaw finale and turns it into an overhead belly-to-belly suplex!
Both men down and out on the mat, Jordan fired up, running Miz over, double leg into the corner, Saito suplex, only a nearfall! Back suplex, Miz lands on his feet, Skull Crushing Finale denied, Jason reverses to a victory roll pin for a nearfall! Rolling northern lights suplexes follow... NOPE! Miztourage trying to have a strategy session, Jordan belly-to-bellies Dallas!
Back inside, Jason takes him down into an arm-trap crossface! The A-Lister flags but does not fail and manages to crawl to the ropes and force the break! Miz sidesteps the charging shoulder thrust and Jordan eats ringpost! Both men pulling themselves to their feet by the ropes, Awesome Clothesline... JORDAN CAUGHT HIM! OVERHEAD BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!
Charging shoulder thrust, the straps are down but Bo runs in, Jordan rolls Miz up for three but Moore isn't in place, busy getting Dallas out of the ring! Axel gets a cheap shot and the A-Lister is ready...
The Miz wins by pinfall with Skull Crushing Finale, retaining the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Renee Young interviews Jordan after the match. He says he's disappointed that he couldn't overcome the odds of Miz and the Miztourage, but he still doesn't respect the Miz, and frankly he'd love a rematch. It's funny, he says, when Kurt comes out here, the people lovingly chant "You suck!", but as far as Miz is concerned, Miz really does suck.
Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor (Man vs. Man Match)
Wyatt blindsides Balor before the bell and puts boots to him! Dumping Finn outside, ramming him into the barricade, putting his face repeatedly into the announce table... ROCK BOTTOM ONTO THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Choking him on it, and referee Chad Patton finally gets Bray to back off and checks Balor. The referees begin helping Finn to the back and Wyatt gets on the mic.
He tells Los Angeles to look what he just did to their hero, and he bids Balor run away like the little coward he is. He forgot to inform him that the man he was set to face wasn't a man at all, but a god. He orders Finn to look at him and tells him he isn't a Demon, he's not a man, he's a coward. Balor takes his jacket off and, clutching his ribs in pain, hustles back to the ring!
We have a bell and Finn is throwing hands! Sister Abigail denied, he passes Bray outside and nails him with a dropkick that sends him into the barricade! Shotgun dropkick into another section of barricade, back inside but Wyatt cuts him off in the turnbuckles for a punch and a headbutt before landing a superplex that aggravates the rib injury but Balor refuses to let it put him away!
Headbutt to the ribs, Bray struts like Akeem the African Dream before taking things to the apron. He... licks his finger and rubs his shirt over his nipple? Weird. Anyway, struggle on the apron and Wyatt drops Finn with a clubbing blow to the back that puts his shoulder into the apron! Back in the ring, cravate applied, Balor fights out with a jawbreaker and Bray shoves him into the corner.
Finn picking up steam, running Wyatt over, chop in the corner, whip reversed, up and over, Wyatt lands a superkick! Outside again but Balor traps him in the ring skirt and clubs away at him! Up on the apron, shifting to stomps, Penalty Kick off the apron! Finn draws Bray up and smashes his face into the announce table a bit before throwing him back in the ring.
Balor up top, Wyatt does the spider walk and stops him dead in his tracks for a moment but Balor gets fired up! Nobody home on the stomp but he rolls through and hits the Sling Blade! Running into a boot, Bray gets the big Rock Bottom off, running senton, only good for two! Disdainful kicks and slaps from the Eater of Worlds, he puts Finn off the ropes but gets caught into a strike exchange.
Pele kick connects, Sister Abigail denied, standing double stomp gets Balor another nearfall! Hesitation dropkick, Finn climbs and again Wyatt cuts him off, thinking about another superplex but Balor clubs at him until he falls to the mat. Perched, double stomp to the back of the neck... NOT ENOUGH! Inverted facelock, Bray reverses, Finn floats out but runs right into a lariat!
Wyatt taking a breather, trying to figure out what he needs to do for a win here, settling on that wicked release suplex of his. Another one, Balor on the back foot, Bray deciding to climb but Finn cuts him off up top with a gamengiri! Wyatt shoves him away, Balor in with the shotgun dropkick, getting himself fired up, he hits another and climbs...
Finn Balor wins by pinfall with the Coup de Grace.
Another Asuka vignette plays to inform the folks who missed the pre-show that she'll be debuting at TLC.
The Bar are interviewed backstage. Sheamus answers the question with a question, asking if they look like a couple of lost souls trying to fit in? Of course not, they're dominant alpha males, and they don't adjust to the world, the world adjusts to them. Cesaro says Dean and Seth are the kind of guys that need adjustment, and the Celtic Warrior agrees, saying when the going gets tough, when the match gets ugly, Rollins and Ambrose won't be able to adjust, they'll fall to pieces.
Cesaro says it's because they're a real team, and they don't just set the bar, they are the Bar.
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (c) vs. the Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
Ambrose and Sheamus to start, Dean throwing hands, off the ropes, clothesline into mounted punches and the Celtic Warrior is in retreat up the entry! He throws Rollins into the barricade but gets run over by Ambrose, who gets distracted fighting Cesaro at ringside and run over by Sheamus. Breaking the count, they pass Dean outside where Cesaro tries to break his body by swinging him into the ringpost and the steps!
Referee John Cone orders the Swiss Superman back in the ring, where a cover gets two and Cesaro goes to work on the arm momentarily before tagging Sheamus in. Smashing Dean's face into the turnbuckles, punches to the face, again Cone warning him off, another tag made. Stereo kicks to the gut and now Cone checks on Dean, refusing to count a pin until he gets a look at Ambrose.
Dean wants to keep fighting and gets to his feet clutching his arm when Cesaro nails him with a Mafia kick! Only good for two and he goes back to the kneeling armbar, manipulating the wrist and hand for added torque. Fishhooking the mouth, Ambrose trying to get away but Sheamus tags in and they bowl Dean over with a double clothesline.
Kicking and stomping, the Celtic Warrior comes in with an arm wringer to set Divorce Court up for another nearfall. Kimura lock applied but Ambrose hosses himself to his feet and nearly lifts Sheamus over his head! Tag to Cesaro, again with the armbar with a knee to the side of Dean's head, the hand manipulation, Ambrose gets to his feet but gets cut off with a knee.
Countering the Neutralizer, he hits a catapult that puts the Swiss national into the ringpost and makes the tag to Rollins! Diving lariat, clearing the apron, boot connects, blockbuster, and a pescado for Sheamus! Off the ropes, Sling Blade connects, Avada Kedavra... NOT ENOUGH! Cesaro bleeding from the nose, pretty good flow, Seth keeping on him but he runs into a headbutt and Sheamus clobbers him while Cone takes a look at Cesaro's face.
Sheamus tags in, stomping away, Cesaro checking his teeth on the outside as the Celtic Warrior hits a trifecta of Irish Curses... NO GOOD! A replay makes it clear that Cesaro's lost a bunch of teeth, my god. Sheamus has a reverse chinlock in, keeping the Architect grounded until he escapes. Cesaro tags in, he clears the apron and tags Sheamus right back in after Rollins comes up empty.
Double-team uppercut... NOPE! The Bar jaw with Cone but he's not having it, telling them that was two and ordering Cesaro back to the apron. Seth throwing hands, he floats out of a powerslam attempt and puts Sheamus into the post but Cesaro tags in! Back suplex, Rollins lands on his feet, back body drop puts the Swiss Superman to the floor, the Architect is desperate and crawling and tags made on both sides!
Dean off the ropes, clobbering Sheamus with forearms, charger in the corner, putting boots to him and Cone backs him off once again. Duck a lariat, clothesline the Celtic Warrior outside, Ambrose is feeling it and fires off the suicide dive! Back inside, Cesaro runs interference and cuts Dean off in the turnbuckles, letting Sheamus set up White Noise but Ambrose headbutts him to the mat!
Diving elbow drop to a standing Sheamus, but Cesaro makes the save and puts boots to the champion! Knocking Seth off the apron, tag made, the Bar with a double crucifix powerbomb attempt but Rollins denies it. They clear him out, the Swiss Superman has the Sharpshooter on in the middle of the ring! Ambrose crawls for the ropes but Cesaro is quick to turn it into an arm-trap crossface and deny him the ropes!
Dean barely makes it, Sheamus legal... THEY HIT THE POWERBOMB! Cesaro hits an uppercut on Rollins to keep him from making the save... DEAN AMBROSE LIVES! Cesaro legal again, he drops Ambrose with one punch. Another, Dean bounces off the ropes and fires back, leading to an exchange, a boot sets up the pendulum lariat! Celtic Warrior tags in, kick, tag back, up for the spike White Noise but Rollins comes in for an avalance Frankensteiner...
CESARO CATCHES HIM! WHITE NOISE! CESARO AVALANCHE POWERBOMBS ROLLINS INTO AMBROSE! DEAN AMBROSE WILL NOT DIE! Sheamus calls for the Brogue but the Architect has life in him yet, crawling to his feet, where the Swiss Superman lands a double stomp! Cesaro holds Rollins up so he can see their triumph, Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick but Ambrose falls down! Small Package, not enough, Brogue Kick hits Cesaro, Rollins in with the ripcord knee, Dean has the underhooks...
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins win by pinfall with Dirty Deeds from Ambrose on Sheamus, retaining the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
The ex-Shield boys celebrate with the titles as the Bar skulk away.
We get a video package for WWE's efforts to fight pediatric cancer.
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley vs. Emma vs. Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks (WWE Raw Women's Championship)
Emma attacks Bliss while Sasha and Bayley go after Jax, but Nia slips away and clobbers the champion with a body avalanche! The other three dump Jax and get back into it with a three-way test of strength, but Emma kicks Bayley and gets an arm drag and dumped for her trouble, bringing us down to Hugger on Boss. Collar and elbow, Banks gets a side headlock, drop down, kick to the face, off the ropes but Nia yanks her out of the ring and throws her into the barricade!
Back in, Bayley meets her with forearms only to take a headbutt and get freight trained over in the middle of the ring. Emma from behind with a sleeper hold and bunches, Nia throws her away but the Australian presses the attack with more punches, off the ropes, Jax lays her out with a spinebuster! Alexa from behind with a forearm before Nia can make a cover and the two "friends" jaw at each other.
Bliss goes for a sweet float over DDT but Jax catches her and throws her away! Biels aplenty, the champion back in with forearms and kicks, telling Nia she's nothing without her! Charging in, the bigger woman gets a fireman's carry and stacks the Boss on top, a squat for good measure... DOUBLE SAMOAN DROP! BAYLEY MAKES THE SAVE! Hugger in with a shoulder thrust but Jax gutwrenches her into the middle of the ring!
Suplex reversed into a guillotine choke, Nia fighting her to the ropes and dumping her on the apron where Bayley refuses to let go and the other three women come over to dump Jax outside! Emma and Alexa throw Sasha into Bayley to further even things out and Emma hits a butterfly suplex on Banks only for Bliss to steal the pin! Heels get into a shoving match, Alexa with a big slap but Emma kicks her and comes off the ropes with a dropkick!
Sasha and Emma trading forearms, the Australian prevails and tries to keep Jax from coming back in but she's headbutted right to the mat! Front facelock from the apron, Emma blocks the suplex, fires off a kick, slides to the outside, thinking about a powerbomb from the apron, Bayley into help and the other two assist with dropkicks... POWERBOMB TO THE FLOOR!
Emma and Bayley return to the ring, all four women spent but game to fight, Banks knocked out with a dropkick, Emma with a schoolboy on the champ for two, Bliss returns with a jackknife pin nearfall, goozle... NODOWA OTOSHI! Hugger suplexes Alexa into the turnbuckles but takes a butterfly suplex from Emma, stacked up in the corner, the low crossbody... NO GOOD!
Sasha back in, kick to the midsection, off the ropes, wheelbarrow bulldog, sliding knee but the champion saves her title! Throwing hands with the Boss, big elbow, Bank Statement connects but Bayley breaks it up and goes for a cover for a nearfall! Bayley-to-Belly... SASHA BREAKS IT UP! Another pin, Bayley breaks it up, Nia back in, she runs the Hugger over, leg drop on the Boss... EMMA WITH THE SAVE!
Bliss dumps her out of the ring and sidesteps a charge from Jax, putting her hard into the post. Using Bayley as a weapon to knock Emma down, the Hugger is dazed and Alexa ready to capitalize...
Alexa Bliss wins by pinfall with the DDT on Bayley, retaining the WWE Raw Women's Championship.
Alexa is interviewed after the match and says there's a lot of stars in Hollywood, but there's only one Raw Women's Champion, the only true Goddess... herself.
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
Electric atmosphere as they circle, Cena serious, Reigns with a cocky smile on his face. Collar and elbow, Roman with a side headlock, shoot him off, knock him down with a shoulder block. "You both suck!" chants ring out and John goes to leave, provoking some cheers while the Big Dog paces. Hell with it, Cena leaves, saying he listens to us, but Reigns comes from behind with a slicing right!
Back in the ring, another right hand, John already staggering as he takes a punch to the face and gets knocked down. Crawling up Roman, blocking punches, firing back, but Reigns ducks a lariat and hits John's own fall-forward Blue Thunder Driver on him! Boots in the corner, referee John Cone warning the Big Dog before physically pulling him away! Roman dumps Cena out of the ring and follows after.
Whip reversed, Reigns takes the steps hard and spins out, favoring his elbow! He's able to whip Cena into the steps in turn, before following after and hitting Drive-By! Jawing at John, telling him he's "gotta fight, son" before rolling him back inside for the cover, only good for a nearfall. Cena crawling up him again, dropped by a right hand, another, but John starts blocking and firing back!
Roman fires back with kicks and gets a nearfall before locking a reverse chinlock on. John forces himself to one knee and to his feet but the Big Dog has it on tight and he's forced to physically pry his hands apart to break it! Kick caught, duck the lariat, off the ropes, shoulder block, shoulder bl-- REIGNS CUTS HIM OFF!
Duck the lariat again, both shoulder blocks go through, fall-forward Blue Thunder Driver, "You can't see me!" but Roman has the Five Knuckle Shuffle scouted and snaps off a Samoan drop! Corner lariats, going for the Mafia kick but Cena catches him with the Blue Thunder Driver, Five Knuckle Shuffle, fireman's carry but the Big Dog slips out and lands a kick to lay the ace of WWE out!
Calling for the Superman Punch but Cena picks the leg and locks the STF on in the middle of the ring! Roman crawling, desperate for the ropes, John breaks and readjusts him back dead in the center of the ring! Reigns rolls around, one-arm deadlift powerbomb... NOPE! Both men running low, struggling to their feet, trading punches, Roman ducks one and goes for a running crossbody... CENA CATCHES HIM! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! NOT ENOUGH!
John going high rent, climbing the turnbuckles as Reigns gets to his feet... KOBASHI LEG DROP COUNTERED INTO A POWERBOMB! NO GOOD! Calling for the Superman Punch again, waiting... SUPERMAN PUNCH! STILL NO GOOD! Frustration setting in, the Big Dog wondering what he has to do to end this, and he calls for the spear... Cena sidesteps and Reigns takes the post hard!
Struggle in the turnbuckles, John gets Roman up top, fireman's carry... AVALANCHE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! STILL NOT ENOUGH! Cena starting to get confident, he winks at the camera and heads outside to clear the Spanish and German announce tables. Grabbing Reigns, he sets him up on one and climbs up with him, fireman's carry but the Big Dog slips out... SPEAR THROUGH THE FAR TABLE!
Back in the ring, Roman makes the cover... JOHN CENA LIVES! Calling for the spear once again, John catches him into an Attitude Adjustment! Wristlock, rolling through into another Attitude Adjustment... ROMAN REIGNS KICKS OUT! Cena trying to figure out what's even left but he takes a Superman Punch! Charging in...
Roman Reigns wins by pinfall with the spear.
Reigns and Cena consider each other for a beat after Roman's hand is raised in victory, before John comes over and raises his hand himself, offering a few private words. Cena hangs back in in the ring, sitting at the turnbuckles, deep in thought. He crawls to the center of the ring and looks out at the crowd from his knees before getting to his feet and taking a bow.
"Thank you, Cena!" chants ring out as he takes a minute to give a child in the front row his armband, and the ace takes his leave.
An ad for WWE 2K18 plays and we get a Hispanic Heritage Month video about Julio Cesar Chavez.
Kurt Angle is backstage on his phone talking about how great the show has been when Miz and the Miztourage roll up with a slow clap. Miz says he came to congratulate him on No Mercy, but clearly Angle's in a mood. He'd be mad too if his offspring didn't live up to expectations, but he knows his unborn child would be better than that.
But he's not here to gloat, he wants to make tomorrow's Raw as big as possible, and he wants to get an exclusive MizTV interview with Roman Reigns. Beating Cena tonight has created buzz, and besides Miz had heard rumors about Roman and some of his old buddies. He wants to get answers and make Raw must-see TV. Kurt hates to admit it, but that's a great idea, and he's gonna kick the show off.
Miz tells him he's welcome and takes his leave.
Cruiserweight Championship up next, Enzo makes his entrance, he does the deal. He says Neville calls himself the most formidable cruiserweight on the planet, and maybe that's true, but he knows for a fact that of all the cruiserweights in the division, he's the ugliest one. He looks like Gollum and Frodo had a baby. That's a real ugly baby!
He claims to be a king, but what is a king without a queen? Tonight he's taking his girl, the Cruiserweight Championship, and he's gonna support her better than he ever could. Something about cookie dough sets up the obligatory calling of him SAWFT and we're off.
Enzo Amore vs. Neville (c) (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow but Neville just shoves Enzo right away! Back to the lockup, forcing Amore in the ropes and referee Darrick Moore forces the break. Waistlock takedown into a pin, and the King locks a sleeper hold on momentarily. Shift to a wristlock, arm wringer, wrenching the wristlock in as Enzo reaches for the ropes, and Neville decides to just let him go.
Waistlock, another takedown, front chancery on the mat and the King declares it too easy. Enzo to his feet, back to the wristlock, the champion exhorting him to do better and again Amore stretches for the ropes. A forearm and a flip break but Neville kicks his leg out of his leg and sends him outside! Enzo up on the apron, snapping Neville's neck over the top rope, but his rally doesn't last in the ring.
Charging in, the King catches the boot but Amore puts him down with it anyway! Leaping for the diving DDT, caught and Neville drives his back into the turnbuckles before putting boots to him! Choke in the corner, the King stalking, basement Sick Kick and he takes the action outside! Hurling Enzo into the barricade, the champion returns to the ring and commands Moore to begin counting.
Amore in at the last second, Neville grabs a headlock before shifting to a sleeper when Enzo struggles in it. Fighting hard, out with an elbow, body blows, the King goes to dump him but Amore holds on and skins the cat... only to turn righ into a superkick for a nearfall! Enzo on dream street, grasping at air as Neville boots him in the head!
Drawing him up, jawing at him, rolling solebutt, front kick, another solebutt, off the ropes, Sick Kick! Neville climbs up top... but no, Enzo doesn't deserve the full Red Arrow so he pops down to the second... Phoenix Splash but nobody's home! Enzo capitalizes, diving DDT... NOT ENOUGH! Amore fired up and duck walking, he goes for a dive and gets cut off with a gamengiri!
Neville dumps him over the timekeeper's area and Darrick Moore begins counting, but when Enzo comes out with the title in hand the King gets hot and stops the count. Following after, playing keep away with the title even as Moore warns him of a disqualification! He collects the belt, Enzo kicks Neville low...
Enzo Amore wins by pinfall with a overrotated schoolboy pin, winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
We get a bit of hype for tonight's edition of Raw Talk, featuring Alexa Bliss, Enzo Amore, and John Cena.
Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar (c) (WWE Universal Championship)
Brock charging in, Braun goozles him and throws him back! Another charge for a double leg takedown and again Strowman tosses him aside! Lesnar ducks a lariat, German suplex but Braun is right back up and hits a chokeslam! Up for it, running powerslam... NO GOOD! Brock flagging and stumbling, pulling himself up the ropes when Strowman hits a body avalanche on him!
Clubbing blow, shoulder thrusts, back elbow, a trickle of blood coming out from under the monster's eye! A headbutt, double axehandle, Lesnar in a bad way but able to get him up for the fireman's carry until his back gives out! Braun off the ropes and he freight trains Brock hard enough that he hits the floor! Driving Lesnar back first into the ringpost, tossing him back in the ring for a shoulder block.
Double leg across the ring and into the turnbuckles again and Brock is panting but able to sidestep a followup charge and make Strowman familiar with the ringpost himself. Kimura lock on, bodyscissors applied but Braun hosses him into the corner and slams him into the turnbuckles repeatedly but he can't force the break! Strowman down to one knee and then prone, but he's able to get the ropes and force the break!
Thrust spinebuster gets Braun a nearfall, Brock kicks him away and Strowman has a hard time capitalizing. He runs into a German suplex, another, a third, Lesnar is fired up! Another German suplex, stalking him, landing yet one more, the agony on his face but he gets him up in the fireman's carry only for Braun to slip out! Another running powerslam but Strowman can't capitalize and he clutches his arm on the mat!
To his feet, Braun with a third powerslam, he makes the cover this time... NO GOOD! Lesnar gets under him, fireman's carry...
Brock Lesnar wins by pinfall with the F-5, retaining the WWE Universal Championship.
Lesnar and Heyman leave in victory.
That's the show, folks.