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By Mike Johnson on 2018-09-16 18:01:00

Dasha Fuentes interviewed WWE Champion AJ Styles.  Styles said that Samoa Joe wants to talk about his wife and daughter and Styles can't wait for the match to start.  He said when it does, the fighting will start and the talking will stop.  He said he's walking in champion, ripping Joe's heart out of his chest and walking out Champion.  He declared this was the house that AJ Styles built.  Good promo.  Amazing a decade ago, there were people in TNA management who claimed Styles couldn't cut a good promo.

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch

Our old friend Billy Krotchsen, who is live at the PPV, just sent word that he's seen several anti-Charlotte Flair signs confiscated in the arena.

They locked up and went back and forth before facing off.  Lynch didn't get a monster pop but you could hear there were fans behind her.  Becky was caught in a side headlocked but shoulderblocked Flair down.  Flair took her down and went for the figure eight but Lynch transitioned the attempt into a Disarmher attempt.  They grappled back and forth until Lynch grabbed a top hammerlock.  She muscled Flair down to the mat but Flair hit a kip up and took down Lynch's leg.  She began working it over while trapping Lynch on the mat.  You could feel there was a bit more grit and aggression to their interactions, not just going back and forth with spots and holds.

Lynch missed a move and Flair nailed a series of shoulderblocks to the mid-section in the corner.  Lynch shifted over and Flair hit her shoulder against the ringpost.  Lynch worked her over on the floor and tossed the Champion back into the ring for a two count.  Lynch tossed her into the corner, where Flair did the Flair Flop and returned with a shoulderblock into the ring.  Lynch took her down and worked over Flair's arm on the mat.  You could hear a "Let's go Becky" chant.  Lynch bridged back, adding additional momentum to the hammerlock.

Flair fought back but was caught with a clothesline for a two count.  Lynch missed a legdrop, allowing Flair to attack her neck. She sent Lynch to the outside, but Lynch grabbed her arm and snapped it over the ropes as she dropped down to the floor.  The story has been that Lynch has been able to scout Flair and stay ahead of her.   They battled on the apron but Lynch again leapt off the apron, snapping Flair down on her worn down left arm and shoulder.  Flair fought back and nailed a belly to back suplex out of desperation, more to buy time than anything else.

The battle continued with Flair nailing a big boot, but then missing a moonsault off the top.  Lynch went for the Disarmher, but Flair was able to power her up into a powerbomb for a CLOSE two count.  Great stuff.  They battled back and forth with a nice series of strikes.  Not the hit me, hit you, yay and boo sequence that has been done to death but striking that looked like they were legitimately taking it to the other.  Lynch missed a missile dropkick and Flair turned her over into a Boston Crab.  Lynch was able to make it to the ropes.  They crashed into the buckles, which allowed Lynch to go to the floor and smash her shoulder into the ringpost.

Lynch grabbed Flair and cinched her in the Disarmher.  Flair slipped under the ropes and Lynch broke the move on the four count from the referee.  Flair went for a spear but Lynch used the momentum to take her down and scored the pin.

Your winner and new WWE Smackdown Women's Champion, Becky Lynch!

Really good, hard fought, entertaining and physical bout that told a great story and featured a believable match.

Flair sat on the apron, dejected, shaking her head yes at Lynch.  Lynch stood over her with the title belt, looking at it before she placed it on her shoulder.  They faced off in the center of the ring as fans chanted Becky's name.  Charlotte went to raise her arm but Becky blew her off and raised her own, before pointing at the belt and walking off.  Some fans booed that.

They stated Jeff Hardy was taken to the hospital with abdominal pains.

Backstage, The New Day did a silly promo where they plugged their match against The Bar in Australia and basically acted like goofs.  It was silly and had an energy to it but was completely ridiculous.  I am sure kids loved it.

They showed the international announcing team including Japanese announcer Shun Yamaguchi, who made a hospital visit last week after accidentally cutting his hand down to the bone while slicing food.

WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose.

Lots of good intensity in this one.  McIntyre came off like a killer while facing off with Rollins.  Ziggler almost scored a pin with a big DDT.  Ziggler and McIntyre worked over Rollins a lot early on but Rollins kept surviving the onslaught.  Ziggler began berating him, which sparked some Rollins offense.  Ziggler jumped on his back with a sleeper.  Rollins dropped down to one knee but fought back to his feet.  He tried to make it to his corner but Ziggler raked his face to stop it.  Rollins tossed him off his back and fought to make it back to his corner to tag Dean Ambrose.  McIntyre went to attack but was tossed to the floor by Seth.  Rollins went for the tag but Drew attacked Ambrose and knocked him off the apron.

McIntyre worked over Seth, who finally made the tag but the referee missed it.  They mauled Rollins in the corner as the referee argued with Ambrose.  The crowd really got into this, going nuts as Seth was being beaten in the corner.  Really cool old school tag team psychology here.  Ziggler went for a superplex but Seth blocked it and knocked him off. Ziggler went to recover and attempt another but was knocked off again.  Drew was tagged in but was nailed with a top rope blockbuster.  Rollins finally made the hot tag and Ambrose went nuts with stomps and clotheslines.

Dean went for a jacknife pin on McIntyre for a two count.  He scored several additional two counts but Drew kept escaping.  Ambrose went to the top rope but was attacked by Ziggler.  Dean went for Dirty Deeds on the apron but was blasted off by McIntyre.   He reversed a whip into the ringpost, sending Drew into it, then nailed Ziggler into the barricade.  Dean came off the top with an elbow but McIntyre caught him and sent him into the buckles with a belly to belly suplex.

Rollins hit a dive to the outside on the Tag Team Champions but they caught him.  Before they could do anything to retaliate, Ambrose hit a tope onto everyone and everyone crashed down to the floor.  Back in the ring, Ziggler nailed a Falcon's Arrow on Ziggler for a two count.  Rollins missed the curb stomp.  Ziggler went for the Famouser but was smashed into the corner.  Seth covered him but Drew broke it up at two.  Ambrose attacked Drew.  Tons of near falls until Ziggler nailed a Zig Zag but a CLOOOOSE two count.

McIntyre was tagged back in.  They were setting up for the Claymore Kick/Zig Zag combination but Ambrose pulled Ziggler out of the ring.  McIntyre was caught with a superkick.  Rollins nailed an awesome top rope frog splash but McIntyre kicked out the last week.  Seth and Dean went for a double superplex on McIntyre but Ziggler got involved.  Seth missed a dive to the floor.  McIntyre wiped out Dean, clotheslining him off the top into the ring.  

Drew held Ambrose in an Electric Chair position while Ziggler went to come off the top but Dean nailed him.  McIntyre and Ambrose crashed to the floor.  Seth jumped on the turnbuckle and went for a superplex.  Seth went for a pinfall but McIntyre returned with an awesome Claymore Kick and Ziggler scored the pin.

Your winners and still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.

YES!  This is what I want to see out WWE's tag division.  After the division has limped along seemingly forever, this match exploded into our lives and was just great.  This was a damn entertaining old school tag team match with some modern day sequences and dives involved.  This was just great bell to bell a good, hard-fought tag bout.  Rematches please!

Backstage, Mick Foley told Braun Strowman he needed to respect his authority tonight.  Strowman told him all he had to do was count three and hand him the title.  He told Foley not to cross him, because he doesn't want a monster problem.  Foley said, "Good talk" and walked off. 

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