December 22, 2018

After Brock Lesnar beat down Braun Strowman outside the ring, Roman Reigns hit Lesnar with a spear for the victory. This was Reigns’ third championship match against Lesnar this year, but the grand payoff failed to meet expectations. Strowman’s appearance riled up the crowd, but his lack of a cash-in and subsequent Reigns win proved anticlimactic. Reign is an unappealing character too much of the WWE audience, and ending a major pay-per-view with him standing tall is an odd look.

The Monster among Men enters ahead of Reigns-Lesnar

Braun Strowman’s music hit before the start of the main event between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. Strowman promised the rivals that he would cash in his “Money in the Bank” contract against the winner of the Universal Championship match, much to the delight of the Barclays Center crowd.

Ronda Rousey taps out Alexa Bliss, claims Raw Women’s Championship

Ronda Rousey dominated Alexa Bliss from start to finish, finally putting the champion out of her misery with a grotesque armbar. As Rousey celebrated, the commentators called her a pioneer for women’s athletes. She embraced Natalya, the Bella twins, and finally, her husband, Travis Browne. The Rousey era is upon us.

Shinsuke Nakamura retains United States Championship

Shinsuke Nakamura rolled out of the way when Jeff Hardy attempted a Swanton bomb outside the ring. Nakamura hit Hardy with a Kinshasa and pinned him for the win. Randy Orton then approached the ring, but turned around and retreated to the back before attacking Hardy.

‘The Demon’ makes a surprise appearance

Finn Balor morphed into his alter ego, “The Demon,” for his match with Baron Corbin. “The Demon” normally only appears for high-stakes fights, and Balor’s match against Baron Corbin was hardly billed as such. Nevertheless, Balor made his way to the ring covered in war paint and quickly disposed of Corbin. The Brooklyn crowd ate up every minute.

The Miz punches Daniel Bryan with a foreign object to capture win

The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s mutual hatred has been simmering for eight years, and it only intensified during Bryan’s more than two-year medical hiatus. The result was a beautiful match that featured athleticism, drama and symbolism. In the end, The Miz won after punching Bryan in the face with an unidentified foreign object (brass knuckles, probably), given to him by his wife, Maryse, who was watching from the front row. The murky ending means this feud is far from over, to the delight of fans of long-term storytelling. After he left the ring, The Miz glared at the befallen Bryan and hissed: “I always will be better than you.”

AJ Styles retains WWE championship after DQ

Samoa Joe might’ve gone too far. He grabbed a microphone, turned to Styles’s wife and said, “I’ll be your new daddy.” This prompted Styles to charge Joe, sending him through the barricade. He proceeded to beat down the challenger with a steel chair, getting himself disqualified. The good news is this feud will continue, and based on tonight, many more good matches are to come. Styles and Joe have a feel for one another in the ring, and the result is normally something special.

Charlotte Flair wins seventh women’s championship but loses a friend

Before the turn, earlier champion Carmella crawled missing from the ding after two times just about organism strained to tap out. assassinate and skill hugged. But Lynch, in a shocking turn, smacked flamboyance in the surface and beat her down outside the ring. Lynch’s beatdown was characteristic of a heel, but as a replacement for she was cheered. Lynch, a considerable buff favourite, hasn’t tasted gold since 2016, and her charm has articulated frustration at her be deficient in of success.

Braun Strowman annihilates Kevin Owens, retains ‘Money in the Bank’ briefcase

The likelihood was stacked against Braun Strowman, who could’ve mystified his “Money in the Bank” piece of luggage by barring or hold out.

Jon Stewart is in the house

Jon Stewart hosted Summerslam in 2015, and he’s ringside tonight to hook the action. Stewart’s hosting gig broken with him striking John Cena with a steel chair; don’t suppose the ex- “Daily Show” horde to catch that mixed up this year.

The bump into Brothers fulfil persist of WWE Smackdown Tag hardheaded campaign by DQ

To barely anyone’s surprise, the club Brothers’ ruse hasn’t strictly hard and fast on. Mallets? Spooky music? In 2018?  Brooklyn was equipped for a victory for the New Day, one of the generally all the rage acts in WWE, but it wasn’t to be; Rowan crash into Xavier forest with his mallet, being paid his squad intentionally disqualified. It was strange to eek for a team up of full-size dudes who possess made nil but crush their struggle for months, but its agency New Day will be being paid a different title shot in the near future.

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