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By Richard Trionfo on 2019-01-14 23:00:00

Seth Rollins is in the back and he is asked if this is his last chance to win the Intercontinental Championship.  He does not know but he will make the most of this opportunity if it is.  He will make the most of this by kicking the teeth down Dean Ambrose's throat.  They were united when Roman Reigns announced that he was sick but a few hours ago, Dean Ambrose betrayed him and killed six years of friendship.  Bobby Lashley is impressive and intimidating.  Physiques will only get you so far.  It only matter what you do bell to bell and no one can do what Seth Rollins can do bell to bell.  He is going to do what he always does.  He will lay it all on the line and win back his Intercontinental Championship.

Match Number Five:  Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins versus Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush) for the Intercontinental Championship

Dean suggests to Seth that they work together against Bobby.  Seth thinks about it and Seth sends Dean to the floor.  Rollins goes for a drop kick and Lashley avoids it.  Lashley goes to the floor and Rollins with a plancha.  Rollins with a shoulder from the apron and he goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall.  Ambrose hits Rollins from behind and punches him.  Lashley pulls Ambrose out of the way and punches Rollins.  Dean figures if Seth won't work with him, join forces with Bobby.  Lashley sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and Dean with a punch.

Lashley with a suplex for a near fall.  Ambrose holds Rollins for Lashley and Bobby punches Seth in the midsection.  Lashley holds Rollins and Ambrose with a boot to the midsection.  Ambrose chokes Rollins in the ropes and Lashley with a forearm.  Ambrose with a running forearm into the corner.  Lashley sends Rollins into the corner and hits a running shoulder to the midsection.  Lashley misses a splash when Rollins moves and Seth with punches to both.  Lashley with a choke slam and Ambrose sends Lashley to the floor.  Rollins with a rollup for a near fall.  Rollins clotheslines Dean to the floor and then hits a suicide dive.

Rollins blocks a kick from Rush and Rush is flipped to his feet.   Rush goes to the apron and flips to the floor.  Rollins chases Rush around the ring and Lashley with a spinebuster.  Ambrose is caught off the apron and Lashley hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Lashley with a reverse chin lock on Rollins.  Lashley runs into a boot from Rollins and Ambrose with a flying clothesline.  Rollins with a kick to the back and then Dean with a sliding clothesline and Rollins with a splash.  Dean and Seth kick Lashley.  Rollins and Dean clothesline Lashley over the top rope to the floor.  Ambrose and Rollins take the ring steps and they hit Lashley with it.  

Seth wants Dean to get back into the ring and he obliges and they exchange punches.  Rollins and Dean exchange chops.  Dean with a knee but Rollins with a rolling elbow and he goes for a power bomb but Dean with a back body drop and Seth with a sunset flip for a near fall.  Dean goes for a suplex but Seth counters into a Falcon Arrow and Lio breaks up the cover.  Lio stands in the ring because any normal person would have been out of the arena.  Lio goes to the floor and Rollins chases after him.  Rollins grabs Rush and Dean hits Rush.  Dean gets a near fall on Rollins.  Lashley sends Rollins to the floor and gets a near fall on Ambrose.

Lashley runs into a boot and Dean with a poke to the eye.  Rollins with a springboard clothesline to Ambrose followed by an enzuigiri to Lashley.  Rollins goes up top and hits a frog splash but Ambrose sends Rollins to the floor and Ambrose gets a near fall.  Ambrose goes up top and Rollins goes for a superplex but Lashley comes under and gets Rollins on his shoulders.  Ambrose with a Doomsday Device and Rollins with a super kick.  Rush pulls down the ropes and Seth goes over the top rope to the floor.  Lashley with a spear for the three count.

Winner:  Bobby Lashley (New Champion)

We go to Alexa Bliss' dressing room and there is knock on the door because her assistant got her latte.  He opens the door and he sees Alexa getting dressed.  He apologizes and puts down her latte.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for A Moment of Bliss and Alexa Bliss comes out.

Alexa mentions the WWE Women's Tag Titles but he never mentioned when they were going to come.  Alexa says in five week, 3 teams from Raw and 3 teams from Smackdown will compete in the Elimination Chamber.  The team that survives will become the Women's Tag Team Champions.  Alexa unveils the belts.

Alexa says they make history on this show.

She brings out her guest, Paul Heyman.  

Paul says he is very welcomeable and he says this is your moment of bliss because you get to interview the advocate for the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

Alexa says she was going to ask him about the match between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman but that has changed.  She asks what is going through Paul's head.  

Paul says the strategy guarantees that your winner will still be Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble.  You can line up all four of them and he will beat them individually or en masse.  Why wipe out the whole division so there can only be one.  Who will it be?  

Will it be John Cena?  Paul reminds the John Cena fans but the foundation of Suplex City was built upon the Pontiff of Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.  Will it be Drew McIntyre?  Paul says he would be a liar . . . not that he ever told a lie before . . . if he didn't admit he had his eye on Drew McIntyre.  We should all have our eyes on Drew McIntyre.  That man is guaranteed to be Universal Champion some day . . . just not now.  Then we have to wonder if it will be Baron Corbin.  Paul says Baron is not the most popular guy in the WWE Universe, but he is the kinda sorta proactive never will be General Manager.  

Otis Dozovic shows up behind Paul and Alexa.  

Paul asks if he can help Otis.

Otis says something that resembles words.  Tucker Knight comes out to stop Otis as he says 'pretty lady' many times.

We awkwardly go to commercial.

Match Number Six:  Finn Balor versus Drew McIntyre versus John Cena versus Baron Corbin in a Number One Contender Match for the Universal Title at Royal Rumble

Corbin goes after Balor and connects with knees while Drew and Cena go to the floor.  Balor with a kick from the apron and he goes up top.  Baron grabs Balor by the throat and hits a chokebreaker for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Cena with punches.  Baron charges into the corner but Cena moves and Corbin hits the ring post shoulder first.  Drew sends Cena to the floor and Balor with a sunset flip on Drew for a near fall.  Balor with a baseball slide to Drew.  Balor goes to the apron and Baron with a forearm that knocks Balor off the apron before he can kick Drew.  Cena with a tornado DDT for a near fall.  Drew punches Cena.

Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb.  Cena signals for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and hits it.  Cena gets Drew up for an Attitude Adjustment and hits it but Corbin breaks up the cover.  Corbin with forearms to the lower back of Cena.  Cena tries to get Corbin up but Cena's back gives out.  Cena blocks a suplex from Corbin and Balor joins Cena for a double suplex on Corbin.  Balor and Cena punch and kick Corbin and put him on the turnbuckles.  Cena and Balor set for a double superplex but Drew comes under because it is time for a double power bomb because Corbin stays on the turnbuckles.  Drew with punches and he climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex but Baron drops Drew on the turnbuckles and puts him in the Tree of Woe.

Drew with a hanging overhead belly-to-belly suplex as we go to commercial.

We are back and Balor is the only one in the ring but Corbin hits End of Days.  Drew breaks up the cover.  Drew looks at Corbin and Corbin with punches.  Drew sends Corbin to the turnbuckles but Corbin slides around the post and re-enters the ring and is met with a head butt.  Cena goes up top and he is caught by Drew who hits a power bomb and he gets a near fall.  

All four get back to their feet and Drew punches Cena while Corbin kicks Balor.  Drew with boots to Cena.  Drew stomps on Cena's hand so he won't be able to not be seen.  Corbin with a forearm to Balor.  Drew and Cena exchange punches while Baron and Balor exchange punches.  Balor with Slingblade to Corbin and then he connects with boots to Cena.  Cena stops Balor on the turnbuckles.  Cena gets Balor on his shoulders but Balor tries to stop him with shoulders.  Cena with a Super Attitude Adjustment and Baron sends Cena to the floor and Balor kicks out at two.

Corbin gets a chair and hits Cena in the ribs and back with it.  Corbin hits Drew in the back and ribs with the chair.  Corbin stands over Balor with the chair and he takes his time to hit Balor in the back with the chair.  Corbin hits Balor again and gets a near fall.  Corbin punches Cena in the midsection.  Corbin grabs the chair but Cena stops Corbin and hits an Attitude Adjustment.  Drew with a Claymore to Cena.  Balor takes care of Drew and Balor goes up top.  Balor with the Coup de Grace to Cena for the three count.

Winner:  Finn Balor

After the match, John Cena says you fight to get respect.  John says that Vince McMahon told the world he did not believe in you but the people believe in you.  John says you have another person who believes in you.

We go to credits.


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