Welcome to another edition of the revamped WWE Raw and SmackDown Live Quick Hits Recapatory…Today is the fallout from Stomping Grounds! My name is Chris King you’re new recap technician and I will be taking on the responsibility for this delivery of each weeks’ Raw and SmackDown Live shows.
Tonight’s Raw portion begins with the new Power Couple of WWE, Seth FREAKIN Rollins, and The Man Becky Lynch! After an attack by Lacey Evans and Baron Corbin; a Massive mixed Tag-team Winner-Takes-All match for Extreme Rules, with the Universal Championship and the Raw Women’s Championship on the line! If Corbin and Lacey lose they will not receive another title shot…Up next The Uso’s and The New Day vs. The Planet’s Champions and The Revival in an Eight-Man Elimination Tag-team Match.
The Uso’s/Heavy Machinery vs. Daniel Bryan and Rowan/The Revival Elimination Eight-Man Tag-team Match
Daniel Bryan and Rowan make their entrances as we head to commercial.
Back live….Woods and Bryan start…Dawson tags in, snapmare into a headlock…Big E in now and Woods holding Dawson down so E can hit the splash for a quick one-count. Rowan in now as he bulldozes through New Day, followed by tossing The Uso’s out as well…Splash… nobody home. Woods and Bryan in again.…lots of ducks and counters…Woods eats the flying clothesline and gets sent outside. Bryan similar to last night it’s getting cheered heavily despite him playing the heel in Washington state. Bryan suicide dive inadvertently knows Dawson….top-rope dropkick….Yes kicks now. Bryan rolls Woods up for a two-count….Bryan eats a right hand from Wilder and rolled up by Woods…for the 1-2-3…and gets eliminated.
Woods…some kicks to both Dawson and Wilder….flies off the top-rope…Into Shatter Machine…New Day is eliminated…we go to commercial. We’re back as we see Jimmy and Jey with the double Uso splash to Dawson on the outside….Double back body drop. Bell rings…it’s down to The Uso’s and The Revival. Jimmy and Wilder start.…lots of back and forth action….Wilder drops Jimmy with a powerslam for a two-count.…Superkick attempt reversed into a double team top-rope bulldog for another two-count. Dawson and Jimmy in the corner….wants a superplex…Jey gets the tag but Dawson doesn’t see it…Wilder on another turnbuckle, he gets thrown off and superplex connects on Dawson…Jey leaps over Wilder to hit the Uso Splash for the 1-2-3.
Tug of War tonight with Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman…Recap Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre from last night at Stomping Grounds. We see backstage promo as Shane McMahon is threatening Reigns….They have a 2-on-1 handicap match tonight.
Miz TV 24/7 Edition: R-Truth and Carmella….Drake Maverick out…Challenges Truth for the 24/7 title.
Back live…Maverick with kicks…Truth hits the What’s Up? / Shut Up!…1-2-3….Antics…Truth escapes with his title.
Pan back to The Big Dog making his way towards the arena for his 2-on-1 match with McIntyre and Shane. We get a recap of Corbin/Evans and Rollins/Lynch from earlier…Winners-Take-All is official.
Strategy Time: Corbin and Evans talk about Extreme Rules
Back to the ring as The Best in the World and The Scottish Psychopath make their entrances….Reigns is out now…
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns 2-on-1 Handicap Match
Right out of the gate an uppercut to Shane….Reigns and McIntyre in the corner…Trading haymakers…clothesline to send McIntyre outside. Shane back up with right hands…Countered and Reigns with shoulder tackles until he gets drug outside by McIntyre. He gets tossed into the barricade…McIntyre drills Reigns with the steel steps to the side of Reigns’ face.
Back in the ring now…Claymore kick…Shane mocks Reigns and delivers a Spear….another Claymore. Shane lines up for a Coast-to-Coast…Lights go out….The Undertaker!!….Drops Shane with a chokeslam. Undertaker striking McIntyre in the corner…rights and lefts…clothesline outside. Taker is staring a hole right through Shane and McIntyre…Throat gesture…head to commercial
Styles is being interviewed by Charly Caruso and gets interrupted by No Way Jose’s music…with Anderson and Gallows making a fool of themselves again…Gallows and Anderson vs. The Viking Raiders up next…head to commercial.
Gallows and Anderson vs. The Viking Raiders
Gallows and Ivar start…right hands in the corner…Anderson in, Ivar with a kick…In comes Erik, he lifts Ivar up and drops him on Anderson. Ferocious lariat turns Erik inside out. Gallows back in…quick double team attacks. Styles is looking on backstage. Middle of the match…Boot of Doom for a solid two-count. Gallows and Anderson are getting cocky. Tag to Ivar now…Plows through Anderson and drops Gallows, nobody home in the corner…Cartwheel and clothesline to the outside…topé suicida…Viking Experience for the 1-2-3.
Heath Slater and Mojo Rawley set for a match, from their confrontation earlier today. Truth comes out of nowhere…Let’s see what happens here. Cedrick Alexander, EC3, Heath Slater all win the 24/7 Championship but Truth gets it back to become a nine-time 24/7 Champion.
Interview with The New US Champ: Ricochet talks about his this moment is still surreal and it hasn’t sunk in yet…He brings up Styles who has inspired him throughout his illustrious career and he’s prepared to keep the US title.
Kofi Kingston is making his way to the arena as we head to commercial.
We’re back live with The WWE Champion about to be interviewed by Charly Caruso…When Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn…air their grievances…Kofi gives a passionate promo about handling his business all by himself…when he knocked off Owens at Money in the Bank, and last night at Stomping Grounds when he bested Dolph Ziggler. The champ is tired of Zayn running his mouth and they are about to fight next… commercial.
Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn
Back live as the bell rings. Kofi and Zayn tie up…some ducks and counters. Kofi hits a splash for a one-count. They tie up again…Zayn drives the champ in the corner with hard strikes. Whip into the turnbuckle…Kofi blocks and delivers a kick through the middle rope. Kofi top-rope Axe Handle rocks Zayn…Cross-body chops and a dropkick…Boom Drop Leg Drop. Zayn side steps Trouble in Paradise…kick to the midsection. Whip into the turnbuckle…Kofi hits a slingshot dropkick. Irish Whip Zayn slides outside for a breather. Kofi baseball slide…nobody home…Zayn in the ring to distract the official and Owens goes on the attack…before humorously running away. Zayn with right hands to the champ and locks in a headlock.
Kofi off the ropes flying lariat…Kofi in the corner gets sidestepped into a nasty T-bone Suplex into the middle rope for a two-count. The finish of the match…Kofi eats stiff kick mid-air. Zayn wants the Blue Thunderbomb…reversed into a roll-up pin for the 1-2-3.
Owens grabs a mic and challenges Kofi…Right here, right now for an impromptu match as we head to commercial.
Kevin Owens vs. Kofi Kingston
We’re back live…Bell rings…Zayn with a distraction…Superkick to Kofi…Owens senton splash from the top-rope…knees up. Kofi eats another Superkick for only a two-count. Talk about guts. Pop-up Powerbomb nope…Kofi jumps…the action spills outside…apron Powerbomb blocked…Kofi with an SOS on the steel ramp to Owens and official calls for the ten-count. Kofi wins by countout.
Post-Match Attack: Zayn tries to attack…Kofi launches himself into both men. Kofi’s celebrating his double victory when SAMOA JOE from out of nowhere cleans his clock….Joe drives the WWE champion into the Tron…not once but twice…followed by a Urinagi on the steel…he’s not finished…Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch as WWE officials pull him off!
It’s official at Extreme Rules it will be The Undertaker and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre.
Main-event: AJ Styles vs. Ricochet
Both men tie up jockeying for position. Dueling chants by the WWE Universe. Arm submission into a takedown by Styles…Ricochet…Arm Drags…Standoff. Gallows and Anderson come to ringside. Anderson grabs Ricochet’s leg and Styles grabs a mic and tells his former “Bullet Club” buddies to leave…head to commercial.
The match is restarted…Both men tie up again…Ricochet with a headlock takedown…Both men trading knife edge chops…Pele kick by Styles. Turnbuckle Thrust in the corner. Snap Suplex is blocked…whipped Ricochet off the ropes for a jaw-dropping back body drop. Styles to the outside…Top-rope Corkscrew Moonsault by Ricochet. Middle of the match Ricochet lands soars through the sky with a hard lariat followed with a mid-air splash for only a one-count.
Styles with an inverted DDT for a two-count. Ricochet executes a modified twisting Suplex and a Springboard Moonsault for a near fall. Match Finish…Ricochet up to the top 630…nobody home…Styles right hand…Phenomenal Forearm…1-2-3.
A great show of respect to close the show as both competitors embrace…Does that mean Styles could be in line for a United States title shot? Yes Please! That’s the show folks!
Tonight’s SmackDown Live portion begins with a backstage promo by Shane McMahon on his Extreme Rules opponents The Undertaker and Roman Reigns….New Day’s Music hits.
It’s A New Day….Nope…We get a replay of Samoa Joe’s vicious assault on Kofi Kingston last night…Dolph Ziggler emerges…He’s not done with the WWE Champ yet…WWE officials spoke with Ziggler, and if he wins tonight’s 2/3 Falls Match tonight against Kofi he will be added to his WWE Championship match against Joe. Making it a Triple-threat-match at Extreme Rules.
We see Daniel Bryan and Rowan backstage in a foul mood, making their way to the ring against New Day.…commercial.
We’re back from the break, The Miz wants to confront Shane but instead gets Elias…He wants to end his feud with Shane before Undertaker takes him straight to hell at Extreme Rules! Shane walks out and Elias fills him in…Shane says he’s got the match tonight… as long as Miz can defeat The Drifter in a 2/3 Falls Match.
Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. Big E and Xavier Woods Tag-team match
The match starts I would have never guessed but Woods and Bryan have impeccable chemistry. Rowan and E always create chaos and plow down the competition. After a hard-fought victory E and Woods are attacked by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Followed by Heavy Machinery to even the odds…Eight-Man Tag on the horizon?
Back from commercial…Bell rings and the heels isolate Woods in the corner with quick tags. This was a good match different from their clash last night on Raw. A highlight is Rowan landing a Gigantic Superplex on Tucker. Compactor for the win.
Recap from Naomi and Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross…Bliss makes the tag…Cross does all the work and The Goddess claims the victory and glory…
Nikki Cross vs. Bayley tonight and if Cross wins Bliss will get her rematch at Extreme Rules…
Miz and Elias up next after commercial…
Miz out first when we come back…Elias is providing his own entrance music by guitar…Damn, he’s so talented!
The Miz vs. Elias 2/3 Falls Match: If Miz wins he gets a match with Shane
Decent match, Elias got the first fall early thanks to Shane. Miz valiantly fought back but got the hell beaten out of him by Shane and Elias to give Miz the second. More brawling and another mocked Spear by Shane and Elias picked up the easy win after a top-rope Elbow Drop. If Miz doesn’t get added into the WWE or Universal Championship title scene after this feud, this was all a waste!.
Interview with the Intercontinental Champion: Finn Balor talks about his respect for Andrade in their hard-hitting affair at Super ShowDown. He’s asked who’s next as Shinsuke Nakamura walks up and touches the title. This is exactly what Nakamura needs to be taken seriously again. These two only had one match in NXT before Balor got called up.
Back to the ring…Miz is being helped out by the official.
Nikki Cross vs. Bayley:
If Cross wins Bliss gets her rematch at Extreme Rules
Bayley and Cross had a great ten-minute match here, Cross was hell-bent on getting her “best friend’s” rematch. The champion looked unbeatable and was hitting on the right notes. Several sequences of near falls, then Cross got the surprise pin for the three-count. She was ecstatic after the victory…too bad the writing is on the wall for her and Bliss.
24/7 Is The Best: Carmella is backstage searching for R-Truth who is hiding in some cart. Drake Maverick approaches Truth and declares his life is a disaster, he dreamed of wearing the 24/7 title on his wedding day. Truth ruined it…Truth gives him a hug and says if it means that much to you, get a referee. Psych….Truth lied and runs on with Carmella. These segments are gaining more spotlight every passing week. The next step is a pay-per-view match!
Ember Moon is shown making her way to the ring.
Ember Moon vs. Sonya DeVille
A quick match with Moon firing on all cylinders, she gets distracted by Mandy Rose at ringside. Sonya rams her shoulder-first into the ring-post and stacks her up for the win.
Someone’s knocking on HIS Door: An unhinged Aleister Black pacing back and forth almost stuttering his words, flabbergasted that no one has answered his request to pick a fight with him. Lights go dark and we hear a knock and Black has a sinister smile on his face. Please For The Love of God be Bray Wyatt…Hopefully, we’ll find out next week.
Main Event time as Ziggler makes his entrance as we head to commercial.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston 2/3 Falls Match: If Ziggler wins he gets added to Kofi vs. Samoa Joe at Extreme Rules to make it a Triple-threat-match.
The match begins with Ziggler and Kofi trying to get the upper hand. After a few sequences of reversals, Ziggler goes to back to rest holds to wear down Kofi. Both competitors execute sunset flip covers for near falls. Ziggler used the ropes but got caught and Kofi got the first fall. Ziggler viciously attacks the champ and hits a Zig-Zag on the hard floor as we head to commercial.
We’re back now as Ziggler attempts a splash in the corner nobody home, Kofi almost gets a clean sweep. He eats a stiff Superkick and Ziggler evens the score to 1-1. One of the highlights of the match is when Ziggler attempts the Fameasser but Kofi counters and spins him around for a ferocious sit-down Powerbomb for a long two-count. Followed by Ziggler ramming Kofi shoulder-first into another ring-post, and a Zig-Zag and Kofi barely got the shoulder up. The finish comes when Ziggler wants the Superkick, Kofi sidesteps and rolls through…Trouble in Paradise, nope…Ziggler again blocks…Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise and the 1-2-3.
Show closes with Kofi celebrating his win, high-fiving the WWE Universe.
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Originally written by Chris King