Date: August 12, 2022
Location: PNC Area, Raleigh, North Carolina
Commentators: Pat McAfee, Michael Cole
It’s time for a title match as Gunther is defending the Intercontinental Title in opposition to Shinsuke Nakamura. What issues right here is that they’re treating the title prefer it issues and that’s greater than you can say about most WWE exhibits for a very long time. Apart from that, we’re in all probability going to get extra concerning the returning Karrion Kross so let’s get to it.
Girls’s Tag Staff Titles First Spherical: Raquel Gonzalez/Aliyah vs. Xia Li/Shotzi
Gonzalez sends Shotzi to the apron to start out however will get rolled up for a quick two. A entrance facelock is shrugged off with out a lot bother as Natalya and Sonya Deville pop as much as scout from ringside. Aliyah is available in with a excessive crossbody and we take a break. Again with Aliyah getting dropped on her head for 2 and Shotzi including a bulldog.
Aliyah lastly breaks away and brings Rodriguez again in to scrub home. Shoulders and fall away slams abound and the spinning Vader Bomb hits Li. Shotzi manages a hurricanrana into the nook and Sliced Bread will get two. A double Russian legsweep is damaged up by Aliyah’s spear and the Tejana Bomb finishes Li at 9:31.
Outcome: Raquel Gonzalez/Aliyah b. Xia Li/Shotzi – Tejana Bomb to Li (9:31)
Video on Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns, with Karrion Kross debuting final week to interrupt the proceedings.
Karrion Kross and Scarlett name that the rebirth of a darkened soul. Kross waited for the proper time to strike the chosen ones. Now you’re going to see the brand new timeline, as a result of everyone pays the toll. We hear Drew McIntyre’s music and it seems this speech was going down close to him.
Right here is Drew McIntyre for a chat. He’s wanting ahead to Conflict At The Fort however to begin with, there may be Karrion Kross. Final week, Kross returned after a yr away and took out the #1 contender and stared down Roman Reigns. That’s an issue as a result of that #1 contender is Drew McIntyre. Kross’ choices are knockout, hospital or graveyard, so he wants to look at what’s coming at Conflict At The Fort.
As for tonight, shock and awe, Reigns isn’t right here tonight. McIntyre was watching at Summerslam and noticed Reigns want his household, weapons and tables to beat Brock Lesnar. Effectively McIntyre beat Lesnar along with his naked palms, so what’s he going to do with Reigns? Cue Scarlett to interrupt (that means black and white lights) and the Usos are available from behind to leap McIntyre. The 1D leaves McIntyre laying.
Video on the Intercontinental Title, just like the video on the US Title that has been airing on Uncooked.
Shinsuke Nakamura is prepared for Gunther.
Ivar (of the Viking Raiders, who’re now not new or vicious) involves the ring for a singles match however Kofi Kingston jumps them from behind. That doesn’t final lengthy because the Vikings beat him down and depart him laying.
Sami Zayn knocks on Roman Reigns’ door (Why does he have a dressing room when he isn’t right here?) however will get the Usos. Earlier than he can get too far into his apology, Drew McIntyre jumps them from behind and guarantees to do that each week they get in his enterprise. McIntyre goes in search of Sami, who escaped.
Brandon Scott/Trevor Irvin vs. Hit Row
The group (Ashante Thee Adonis/Prime Dolla with B Fab) is again with Cole saying there was “controversy” after they left. Prime Dolla runs Scott over to start out and sends him into the nook, the place Adonis hits a slingshot dropkick. Irvin tries to return after Dolla so it’s a World’s Strongest Slam to Scott and a Wasteland to Irvin on the identical time. A dropkick/stomach to again suplex mixture (the Heavy Hitter) finishes Scott at 1:35.
Outcome: Hit Row b. Brandon Scott/Trevor Irvin – Heavy Hitter to Scott (1:35)
Publish match Hit Row reintroduces themselves.
Video on Gene LeBell, who handed away just lately.
We have a look at Shayna Baszler changing into #1 contender to Liv Morgan’s Smackdown Girls’s Title.
Gunther guarantees to make Shinsuke Nakamura endure.
We’re prepared for the contract signing between Shayna Baszler and Liv Morgan….and right here is Ronda Rousey coming over the barricade, with a bag. Rousey says she was suspended and fined, so she pours out the cash from the bag. That’s double the fantastic, as a result of she’s going to get fined once more since being the baddest is pricey. Cue safety, so Rousey beats them up after which leaves, the place Baszler is ready on her. Baszler says you’ll be able to’t try this and Rousey says Baszler was once a killer earlier than leaving.
With that out of the best way, Baszler will get within the ring and guarantees Liv is subsequent on the listing. Baszler indicators and tells Morgan to get out right here proper now. Cue Liv, who says Baszler is a bootleg Rousey, which Liv would know as a result of she beat the actual factor twice. Liv indicators and the followers remind her that she tapped out. The beating is on, however Morgan manages a springboard bulldog via a desk and escapes.
The Usos come as much as Sami Zayn and yell at him for leaving, however Sami says he was going to get safety. That doesn’t work for the Usos, who’re going to name out Drew McIntyre.
Listed below are the Usos to name out Drew McIntyre and any accomplice he desires.
Drew McIntyre/??? vs. Usos
Non-title and non-partner for Drew to start out however he beats up each Usos anyway. The numbers recreation begins getting the higher of McIntyre however right here is Madcap Moss for the save and McIntyre has a accomplice. This appears to work for Drew and home is cleaned as we take an early break.
Again with Moss exploding out of the nook to drop Jey and the double tag brings in McIntyre and Jimmy. Cue Sami Zayn for a distraction so a superkick into the Superfly Splash can get two on McIntyre. Moss pulls Jey exterior they usually fall into the timekeeper’s space. The Glasgow Kiss into the Claymore finishes Jimmy at 9:05.
Outcome: Drew McIntyre/Madcap Moss b. Usos – Clamore to Jimmy (9:05)
Publish match Jey goes after Drew however will get Futureshocked however Sami takes the Claymore for him.
Most Male Fashions are in a photograph shoot when Los Lotharios interrupt. They need to be the fashions and hit on Maxxine, which has Max aggravated as Los Lotharios depart.
Video on Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Gunther.
Ricochet laughs about beating Glad Corbin final week and will get jumped by…Corbin.
We meet Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark, who prefer to battle. And dance, not less than in Lyons’ case.
Intercontinental Title: Gunther vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Gunther, with Ludwig Kaiser, is defending. They go together with the grappling to start out and Nakamura goes with a headlock. Uppercuts and chops drop Nakamura although and the Boston crab has Nakamura in bother. That’s switched into an STF as Cole talks about Gunther eager to face folks like John Cena and different elite stars. A cross armbreaker doesn’t work very effectively for Nakamura so he begins kicking away on the arm. The arm is nice sufficient for an enormous chop to place Nakamura down and we take a break.
Again with Gunther favoring his arm so he kicks Nakamura within the face. Gunther’s prime rope splash is countered right into a triangle choke however he muscular tissues Nakamura up. Nakamura switches into an armbar, which is reversed right into a butterfly suplex for a breather. A tough knee to the face rocks Gunther and Good Vibrations makes it worse.
There’s the sliding German suplex, with Nakamura touchdown in entrance of Kaiser for some yelling. Again up and Gunther hits the shotgun dropkick within the nook however Nakamura escapes the powerbomb. Kinshasa is loaded up….and knocked away by a tough clothesline. Nakamura goes after the arm once more so Gunther dropkicks him within the again. The powerbomb retains the title at 13:06.
Outcome: Gunther b. Shinsuke Nakamura – Powerbomb (13:06)
Raquel Gonzalez/Aliyah b. Xia Li/Shotzi – Tejana Bomb to Li
Hit Row b. Brandon Scott/Trevor Irvin – Heavy Hitter to Scott
Drew McIntyre/Madcap Moss b. Usos – Claymore to Jimmy
Gunther b. Shinsuke Nakamura – Powerbomb
Thomas Corridor has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full exhibits coated. You’ll find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or try his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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