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ANGLE RETURNS TO THE RING IN TLC MATCH, STYLES VS. BALOR DREAM MATCH & MORE: COMPLETE WWE TLC PPV COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-10-22 21:42:00

Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann vs. Jack Gallagher & Brian Kendrick.

 

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Kendrick started out working on Swann, who came back with some strikes.  Gallagher tagged in and tied up Swann on the mat.  Gallagher went for a monkey flip but Swann landed on his feet and nailed a dropkick.  Kendrick tagged in but Cedric, who tagged in, dropkicked him out of the ring.  Cedric went for a dive but Gallagher tripped him.  Swann nailed a dive on Gallagher.  Cedric nailed a great flip dive to the floor.

Swann and Alexander double teamed Kendrick.  Gallagher cut off Swann and now he and Kendrick were double teaming Swann.  They worked him over until Alexander made the hot tag and nailed a handspring kick off the ropes on Gallagher for a two count.  Alexander drilled him in the corner and came off the top with a clothesline for a two count.  

Kendrick pulled Alexander out.  Swann tried to help but was hit with an overhead belly to belly suplex on the floor.  Alexander rolled up Kendrick for a two count.  Kendrick kicked him and nailed a superkick to set up the Captain's Hook.  Alexander fought to escape and turned it into a rollup for a two count.

Swann came off the top with a Phoenix Splash, shocking Kendrick.  Gallagher attacked Swann and nailed a headbutt that sent Swann to the floor.  Alexander came back with the Lumbar Check and pinned Kendrick.

Your winners, Cedrick Alexander and Rich Swann!

All action, bell to bell.  Super fun.

Backstage, Alexa Bliss said there's been some really mean things said, like Mickie calling her "biscuit butt."  She said that she doesn't know what that means, because she likes her butt, because it's cute.  She reminded everyone she was the one that brought Mickie back to WWE (in the Smackdown storylines) and that she was great, just like Trish Stratus and Lita back in the day.  She said that those were the good old days, but tonight, there's nothing good her her, she'll just be old.

WWE Raw Women's champion Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James.

 

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They locked up and Alexa wasn't happy that Mickie had the control early.   She nailed an elbow to the face to gain control and began working over Mickie's arm.  Mickie did a kip up but was sent back to the mat, only to do it again.  Alexa was getting very frustrated early on.

Bliss began focusing her attack on the arm and drilled her knee down on it several times.  She sent James into the corner and covered her for a two count.  James fought out of a top wristlock but was caught back in an armbar again.  

It broke down into a back and forth slapfight. Bliss and James hit kicks at the same time on each other, KOing the other.  The referee began to count them both out on the mat.  They fought to their feet.  Alexa went for a kick but missed.  Mickie began hitting some good offense, including a clothesline and a kick to the gut.  Mickie scored a two count.

Mickie went for her DDT but Bliss avoided it and nailed some offense, including a two count off a Code Red.  James missed a move into the corner and came down on the arm and shoulder Bliss was working over.  Bliss went for a twisting splash off the top but James rolled out of the ring.

James ascended to the top and hit a glancing missle dropkick for a two count.  Even the announcers noted she didn't get all of it.  Bliss drilled her in the throat.  The crowd chanted for tables.  That's not a good thing.  Bliss backed off and suckered in James, kicking her and nailing a DDT for the pin.

Your winner and still WWE Raw Women's champion, Alexa Bliss.

Decent back and forth match.

After the match, a tearful James said she was let down but she fought with her heart and soul and hoped it wasn't going to be her last chance at challenging or at being Women's champion.  She thanked the fans for their support and said they are the reason she does what she does.  Good old school style babyface promo.

Backstage, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose came to Kurt Angle backstage.  He said they wanted to do this 2 on 5, but he couldn't allow that.  He said he didn't know how much he had left in the ring because it was the first time in 11 years but he would give them all that he has.  They cut him off.  They said they didn't come to talk about why he is doing this, but to give him this - and handed him a Shield vest.  Angle was all about that.

They tried again to present Elias' concert performance.  The crowd was much more against this the second time around.  He said he was going to sing a song that would change their life, even if they didn't want it.    The crowd kept booing it. Elias kept trying to sing.  More Jason Jordan throwing vegetables.  Elias walked out upset.  Jason Jordan laughed and waved at the crowd.

WWE Cruiserweight champion Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore.

 

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Enzo's voice sounded really haggard.  He said he lost it celebrating his victory early last night but it was the only thing he was losing tonight. He said there are three types of people in the world - people like him who makes things happen, people like the fans who watch him make it happen and people like Kalisto who are losers.

Kalisto was ready to go but Enzo kept stalling.  Enzo sent him into the ropes out of a side headlock and nailed an elbow.  Kalisto went for a kick but Enzo saw it coming and went to the floor.  Kalisto gave chase out and back into the ring, then hit a head scissors.    Kalisto nailed an enziguiri, sending Amore to the floor.

Kalisto set up for a dive and nailed a tope suicida to the floor.  He tried to pull up Amore to the ropes from the outside but was snapped down into the top turnbuckle jaw first.  Enzo fired away with crossfaces and ripped at Kalisto's mask.   He sized up Kalisto and nailed a punt to the mid-section.  

Enzo went to the top and mocked Kalisto's "Lucha Lucha" chant.  Enzo came off the top but was caught and slammed by Kalisto.  Just like that, as he charged, Kalisto was nailed and nearly pinned in the corner.   Enzo wound himself up like a baseball pitcher and nailed a right hand.  He followed that up with a side chinlock.  Kalisto fought his way out.  

Kalisto nailed a sitdown splash off the ropes and a rana, which Amore took hitting his head on the mat, for a two count.  Amore caught Kalisto and rolled him up, snapping the back of his head into the buckles.  Enzo nailed the DDG, but Kalisto kicked up before the three count.  That move looks awesome every time.

Enzo went for the Eat Defeat but Kalisto slipped out.  Kalisto went for the Salina del Sol but Enzo slipped out and tried to escape.  Kalisto pulled him into ring.  Enzo pulled the ring apron in with him.  As the referee fixed that, Enzo poked Kalisto in the eyes and rolled him up, scoring the pin.

Your winner and new WWE Cruiserweight champion for the second time, Enzo Amore!

 

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Charly Caruso interviewed Enzo.  He said he "had to thank him."  Enzo said he wanted to give all the thanks to "Me!"  He said he owed everyone else a big "No thank you.  How you doing?"  He walked out.

Coverage continues on Page 3!

 

 


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