Posted on 9/14/121 by Bob Magee
Smackdown’s Big E came out to start the show. The announcers
acknowledged Big E’s tweet saying he planned on cashing in
his Money in the Bank contract tonight.
Big E was very excited and ate up the crowd reaction until
Randy Orton and Riddle entered. Before they even hit the
ring, Bobby Lashley (in a suit) entered with MVP (also in a
Big announced that he fully planned on cashing in tonight.
Riddle asked him not to cash in on his bro Randy. MVP told
Riddle to shut up and said that won’t be an issue because
Randy wasn’t winning the title tonight.
MVP said he was normally happy to see Big E because he can
laugh at his stupid antics like everyone else. MVP wasn’t
happy, however, because they were supposed to be getting a
tag title shot but Orton politicked to get his WWE title
match tonight instead of Extreme Rules.
Orton winked at the crowd. He said it’s been 14 years since
he’s fought Lashley and didn’t want to wait two more weeks.
He said there was no politicking involved. He simply asked
for the match and it was accepted — because he’s Randy
Big E was excited to see them fight. MVP called him a clown,
but of all the clowns in New Day, he thought Big E would be
the first to win the world title. However, he ran from
Smackdown to Raw, perhaps because he’s afraid of Roman
Reigns and Brock Lesnar. (Lashley made sure to mention he
wasn’t afraid of them.)
Orton told them to focus on him. He said all it would take
is one RKO to become the new champion. Big E was excited to
cash in on Orton as soon as he did. Lashley told Orton he
would get pummeled tonight and threatened to shove the
briefcase up Big E’s ass.
Lashley and Big E argued until Orton laid out Lashley with
This was a better than usual opening promo segment and the
crowd was hot.
Charlotte Flair told Sarah Schreiber that she didn’t get to
the top with friends or partners, and Shayna Baszler would
never get there while being held down by dead weight.
Charlotte called herself the best. The ring was her throne
and her reign would last forever. Long live the queen.
There was a video from earlier today of Nia Jax confronting
Baszler (who was playing with a deck of cards) about last
week. Baszler said she just did what Jax has been doing to
her. Jax was confused but wanted them to get back on the
same page. Baszler walked off.
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair defeated Shayna Baszler
in a non-title match (14:15)
Charlotte wiped out Baszler with a dive and they went to
break 53 seconds into the match.
Baszler tried the Kirifuda Clutch but Charlotte blocked it
and hit a backdrop. Baszler responded with a high-angle
German suplex and knee strike for two. Baszler used a few
kicks and punches but Charlotte came back with a
clothesline, chops, and a back elbow for two. Charlotte
followed with a moonsault to the outside which woke up the
Jax sauntered out and the distraction allowed Baszler to
shove Charlotte into the steel steps, which led to another
break. Despite that, Charlotte was back in control when they
returned. Baszler hit another German suplex but Charlotte
chop-blocked her before wrapping her leg in the ropes.
Charlotte taunted Jax before heading back in the ring.
Baszler nailed her with a knee strike while Jax hopped on
the apron. The distraction allowed Charlotte to hit a big
boot for the pinfall win.
After the match, Alexa Bliss entered with her doll and a
gift for Charlotte. Bliss brought Charlotte the present as a
thank you for accepting her title challenge. Charlotte said
she doesn’t collect gifts, she collects championships. Bliss
basically told her to stop taking herself so seriously and
accept the gift. The crowd wanted Charlotte to accept it but
she said no.
Bliss said, “yes” and Charlotte said, “no.” This repeated a
few times which of course led to “Yes” chants. Charlotte
finally accepted the gift and made sure the box wasn’t
ticking. The crowd chanted “open it.” The gift was a Lilly
doll dressed as Charlotte. Bliss said its name was Charly
and the crowd chanted the name.
Bliss said even a narcissistic bitch like Charlotte deserved
a friend. Charlotte said she didn’t want the doll and
chucked it at Bliss. Bliss attacked her and gave her a Code
The crowd definitely liked Alexa Bliss.
The WWE draft was announced for Smackdown on October 1st and
Raw on October 4th.
Jinder Mahal and his buddies attacked Drew McIntyre from
behind before the upcoming match until the Viking Raiders
made the save (really just Erik because he got to the ring
much faster than Ivar).
Six-man tag match: Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raiders
defeated Jinder Mahal, Veer & Shanky (2:39)
This was over in a hurry. McIntyre basically won this on his
own by fighting everyone off and pinning Shanky after a
Claymore Kick. (Corey Graves noted that Ivar didn’t even get
in the match.)
Big E was in the back with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
Woods was pumped up for a cash-in tonight. Big E said it was
even happening in Kingston’s hometown. He asked Kingston for
advice since he’s won the title before. Kingston said he had
everything it took and didn’t need his advice.
They let us know that a clip of Reginald jumping in the ring
has over 80 million views on TikTok.
In the back, Reginald escaped the 24/7 crew (including
Cedric Alexander). Drake Maverick showed up and R-Truth told
him that his plan didn’t work. Maverick said it wasn’t the
fault of the plan, it was the execution. Truth and Akira
Tozawa argued over whose fault it was.
Damian Priest did a quick backstage promo saying he gets to
do something he’s always wanted — face someone he truly
admires in Jeff Hardy.
Sheamus joined commentary for the upcoming match.
Damian Priest defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the United
States Championship (11:20)
They fought back and forth until Priest wiped out Hardy with
a dive. He argued with Sheamus as they went to break. Hardy
gained control after the break and hit a dive off the second
rope for two. Priest came back with a spinning heel kick for
two, followed by a leg lariat (sort of) for two. Hardy
followed with a cradle for a nearfall.
Priest suddenly hit Reckoning for the pinfall win. The match
started off well but the final moments didn’t look good.
Sheamus attacked both men after the match. After Sheamus got
rid of Hardy, Priest knocked him down with a Brogue Kick.
There was a plug for “NXT 2.0” tomorrow featuring the NXT
title fatal four-way match.
In the back, Nikki ASH told Rhea Ripley that they should
work on their very own victory celebration. Ripley wanted to
focus on her match against Natalya. Natalya and Tamina
showed up and Natalya called them freaks. They argued until
a brawl broke out. Sonya Deville and some officials broke
them up. Deville made a match between Tamina and Nikki.
They announced the signing of Gable Steveson.
In their locker room, Riddle asked Orton how he planned on
holding his two belts. Riddle was being annoying so Orton
put on headphones. Riddle kept talking until Big E sauntered
in. Orton got to his feet but Big E told him not to worry.
Big E said he’d be watching tonight’s title match very
Nikki A.S.H. (w/Rhea Ripley) defeated Women’s Tag Team
Champion Tamina (w/Natalya) (4:44)
Tamina dominated until Nikki hit a tornado DDT for the
sudden pinfall win.
Tamina kicked out right at three. Tamina’s music played and
she was announced as the winner.
Natalya and Tamina laid out both Nikki and Ripley after the
Rhea Ripley defeated Women’s Tag Team Champion Natalya
The announcers said Nikki was being checked by medical staff
in the back.
Ripley went after Natalya and Tamina on the outside. She
knocked down Tamina with a dropkick but Natalya dodged it
and hit a discus clothesline. (Ripley inadvertently landed
leg-first on the corner of the steel steps on the dropkick.)
Natalya followed with a vertical suplex on the outside which
led to break.
Ripley mounted a comeback with clotheslines, a headbutt, and
a low dropkick but Natalya dropped her and followed with a
low dropkick of her own for two. Ripley ducked a clothesline
and used a Northern Lights suplex for two. Ripley applied a
standing cloverleaf but Natalya fought out and hit a German
Ripley countered a sharpshooter into a schoolboy for two.
Tamina hopped on the apron to distract Ripley but Nikki ran
down at that moment to trip Natalya. Ripley dropped Tamina
off the apron while Natalya tried a rollup with her feet on
the ropes. Nikki knocked her feet off the ropes and Ripley
Ripley applied the standing cloverleaf and Natalya tapped
Schreiber tried interviewing Charlotte but Charlotte blew by
her upon seeing the Charly doll sitting on an equipment box.
Charlotte told Schreiber that she planned on destroying
Bliss and Lilly. Charlotte tossed Charly in the trash.
Eight-man tag match: AJ Styles, Omos, Mace & T-Bar defeated
Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Mustafa Ali & Mansoor (10:06)
Mansoor danced with New Day before the match which
T-Bar turned Ali inside out with a great-looking boot and
the heels attacked the remaining babyfaces. (The good guys
returned to the apron pretty quickly so that was fairly
After a break, Mansoor fought off Styles with an enziguri
and made the hot tag to Woods. Woods and Kingston did a
combo Russian leg sweep/missile dropkick for a two count.
Woods took out T-Bar with a tornado DDT before Mansoor and
Ali wiped out Mace and T-Bar with dives. Styles gave
Kingston a fireman’s carry neckbreaker but Ali broke up the
Everyone traded moves until Ali tagged himself in a gave
Styles a tornado DDT. Omos tagged in and the crowd buzzed.
Omos knocked down Ali before easily tossing aside Woods,
Kingston and Mansoor. Omos dropped Ali with a tree slam for
the pinfall win.
Kevin Patrick tried interviewing Lashley about Big E as he
warmed up in the back. MVP told Patrick that Big E was more
of an annoyance than a distraction. MVP said Orton would
join Kingston, McIntyre and Goldberg as men who failed
miserably to take on Lashley.
Big E approached and reminded them that he planned on
cashing in tonight.
Doudrop defeated Eva Marie (2:00)
Marie raked Doudrop’s eyes and tried a schoolboy but Doudrop
didn’t budge or even notice what Marie was trying to do.
Doudrop followed with a senton and running crossbody for the
Karrion Kross did a backstage promo. He introduced himself
and used the Sean O’Haire line, “I’m not telling you
anything you don’t already know.” He spoke about his victims
and planned on hurting everyone here until there is no one
left and he gets everything he wants. He’s not here to get
lost in the shuffle. Everyone will fall and pray.
Next week: Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax
Bobby Lashley (w/MVP) defeated Randy Orton (w/Riddle) to
retain the WWE Championship (13:16)
Orton goaded Lashley into following him around the ring.
Lashley confronted Riddle which allowed Orton to attack him
from behind and toss him around ringside. Lashley kicked out
at one before using shoulder tackles in the corner. Orton
dodged a running shoulder tackle and Lashley went into the
post. Orton tried a draping DDT but Lashley dumped him over
Lashley went after Orton but Orton gave him a backdrop on
the edge of the barricade before clotheslining him over the
barricade into the timekeeper’s area. The crowd chanted for
Orton as they went to break.
Orton hit a superplex following the break for two. Lashley
responded by driving Orton into the post. (MVP pretended to
fan Orton with his hand, so Riddle used his hat to fan Orton
in response.) Lashley drove Orton into the barricade before
hitting a shoulder tackle and neckbreaker in the ring for
Orton slipped out of a spinebuster attempt and hit
clotheslines, punches in the corner and a powerslam for two.
Orton hit a draping DDT and went for an RKO but Lashley
shoved him off and hit a spear for a nearfall.
Orton fought out of a Hurt Lock and hit an RKO but MVP
helped Lashley get to the apron which prevented Orton from
making a cover. The referee and Riddle yelled at MVP until
Orton went outside to give MVP an RKO. (Riddle was very
happy about that.)
Orton went back in the ring but Lashley speared him for the
pinfall win. Very good match.
After the match, Lashley attacked Riddle and drove him into
the post before slamming Orton through the announce table.
(I’m not sure if this was by design, but as the table
collapsed, a piece hit Lashley in the shin and he came up
Big E ran out and he handed over the briefcase. They
announced he was cashing in and the crowd popped big.
Lashley sat down in the corner selling his leg as they went
After a break, the crowd was still buzzing. The announcers
said Lashley was refusing to defend the title because of his
leg injury. Big E slapped Lashley in the face so Lashley
tackled him and they rang the bell.
Big E defeated Bobby Lashley to win the WWE Championship
Lashley was on offence until Big E chop-blocked his injured
leg. Big E went for the Big Ending but Lashley slipped out
and hit a spear for a nearfall.
Big E fought back and hit the Big Ending for the pinfall
win. Big E is the WWE Champion.
(You could see the excitement on his face before the referee
The crowd went nuts as Kingston and Woods ran down to
celebrate. They all hugged before Big E posed with the WWE
This was very cool.