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By Mike Johnson on 2019-07-14 20:07:00

Braun Strowman vs  Bobby Lashley - Last Man Standing match.

They began brawling on the floor before the bell.  Once they entered the ring, WWE rang the bell.  Strowman sent Lashley into the corner and nailed a big Avalanche.  He was counted down but rolled out of the ring and landed on his feet, breaking the count.  Strowman went to the floor and charged around the ring with a big shoulderblock.   He went back around the ring but this time, Lashley speared him on the floor.

Lashley trashed him on the floor and sent him into the ringpost on the floor.  Lashley blasted him with the ring steps.  They battled into the crowd and up the stairs towards the second level of the arena with Lashley beating on Strowman.   They battled into the mezzanine area of the building.  Strowman was almost counted out but returned to his feet.  Strowman was sent into a wall that was erected for renovation in the arena.

Strowman made it to his feet but Lashley engaged him again with right hands.  He attempted to suplex Strowman near a concession stand but Braun reversed and sent him into the wall.  They battled back through an entrance tunnel, returning to the arena.

They returned to the floor, where Lashley was wiped out with a running shoulderblock.  Lashley was almost counted out.  Strowman grabbed him for a powerslam but Lashley slipped off and speared Braun through the guard rail into the ringside area.  Strowman and Lashley were counted down but made it to their feet at the count of eight.

Lashley charged around the ring and knocked Strowman under one of the announcing tables.  Lashley then shoved the table over him.  Strowman pulled himself out from under the furniture and got up at nine.  Strowman and Lashley battled back into the crowd.  Lashley dove off the guard rail and charged but was sent airborne, Strowman throwing Lashley into the international announcing area in a crazy scene.  The crowd chanted, “ECW.”  Lashley somehow survived.

The two continued to make their way around the ringside section with Strowman holding his mid-section.  Strowman drilled Lashley with a big kick.  The crowd chanted, “This is awesome.”  Lashley dared him to do it again and Strowman kept drilling him.  Lashley kept taunting him.  They battled up the stairwell of the arena again.  Lashley shoved a fan into Strowman.

They battled towards an area that was about halfway up the back of the arena.  They ran off fans in the row.  Braun nailed him with a chair.  Lashley was worked over.  Strowman powerslammed Lashley off an alcove into a box that was set up underneath it.  The referee began counting as fans chanted “ECW.”  At eight, Braun broke through the wall of the box like a superhero, leaving Lashley to be counted down.

Good stuff!

Your winner, Braun Strowman!

Really entertaining brawl.  It felt like Braun had accomplished something when this was over.

Charlie Caruso interviewed AJ Styles, who was with the Club.  He said that losing to Ricochet didn't make him reunite with the Club.  He said Ricochet will be a great star but he was just the first in the way.  He said he will take the U.S. title tonight and that will be "Too Sweet."

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. New Day's Big E & Xavier Woods vs. Heavy Machinery.

Xavier and Bryan went back and forth with some nice paced action until Woods nailed a rolling elbow.  Tucker tagged himself in and worked over Xavier, who came back with a head scissors takedown.  Rowan tagged himself in and steamrolled through Xavier for a two count.  Bryan and Rowan worked over Woods.  Bryan locked him up and worked over his knees while ripping at his face.  Rowan nailed a Pumphandle backbreaker. 

Otis was able to tag in and cleaned house on Bryan with all sorts of power spots.   He nailed the Caterpillar on Bryan.  He and Tucker nailed their finisher on Bryan, who kicked out.   Big E nailed a belly to belly but Tucker pulled his knees up during a big splash attempt.  Otis tagged in and they nailed a suplex/flying bodypress combination on Big E for a two count.

On the floor, Rowan wiped out Woods with a big bodypress.  Bryan nailed the flying knee off the apron.  Big E clotheslined Rowan over the top to the floor, then speared Bryan through the ropes to the floor.  This left Otis alone in the ring.  He teased a dive but instead went to the outside of the apron and dove down from there.  Tucker nailed a bodypress off the top to the floor.

Heavy Machinery nailed the Compactor on Big E but Xavier broke it up.  Rowan grabbed them both with Iron Claws but they battled him off.  They overwhelmed him with a series of Avalanches in the corner.  Rowan was placed atop the ropes.  They built to a big Tower of Doom spot.  Big E went for a superplex on Rowan and nailed it but Bryan had tagged in.  Bryan nailed the flying headbutt on Big E and locked on the LeBell Lock.  Big E fought to the ropes but Bryan tied him up even worse.  Big E finally dragged himself to the ropes but there was no DQ.

Bryan beat the hell out of Big E with kicks to the chest.  Big E got angrier and made it to his feet, daring Bryan to strike him.  Bryan did and it only enraged him; setting the stage for a massive clothesline that sent Bryan inside out.  Woods tagged in and they nailed the Midnight Hour, scoring the pinfall.

Your winners and new WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The New Day!

A really well put together, entertaining tag team bout.

Paul Heyman came out and cut a promo, saying that he wasn't going to let there be an extreme show in Philadelphia.  He said Brock was here and could be cashing in tonight and it would be a spoiler that he's going to leave with the WWE title or the Universal title.  He said to tell that here, he'd have to be a stupid SOB, so you have to ask if he's telling them the truth or he's Paul Heyman.  Usual good job from Heyman.

WWE United States Champion Ricochet vs. AJ Styles (with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)

Anderson and Gallows attacked Ricochet as he was going to pose during his entrance.  Ha!  I love it.  They beat him down until the referee got involved and he wouldn't ring the bell until Ricochet was ready.  Styles worked him over but was nailed with a big dropkick.  Ricochet had some nice offense early.  Styles was dropkicked to the floor.   Ricochet nailed a shooting star shoulderblock to the floor off the apron.  The Club distracted Ricochet, allowing Styles to nail him from behind.

Styles brought him back into the ring, where he worked over the United States Champion with chops.  He drilled Ricochet into the corner, sending him upside down, then nailing a big backbreaker.   Styles worked over Ricochet.  The Champ made a comeback and scored several two counts.  Styles drilled Ricochet over his own knees.  They battled back and forth.  Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm but Ricochet ducked.  Styles rolled through.  Ricochet was caught.  AJ went for the Styles Clash but Ricochet slipped out with a rana into a pinfall attempt for a two count.

The battered each other as the fans went back and forth with dueling chants in Philadelphia.  Styles placed him on the ropes.  Ricochet tried to fight him off but Styles got the better of their exchange.  Ricochet nailed a shooting star press into the ring but Karl Anderson made sure that Styles' foot was under the ropes, breaking the pinfall attempt.  Ricochet went to the ropes but Gallows nailed him.  Styles nailed the Styles Clash off the ropes on the unconscious Ricochet and scored the pin.

Your winner and new WWE United States Champion, AJ Styles!

A good match that balanced in-ring action with strengthening the Styles heel turn/Club reunion.  They did a good job of serving each master.

Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler slapped Owens, who kicked him, hit the stunner and pinned him.

Your winner, Kevin Owens!

Owens said that he stands by what he said on Smackdown.  He fully expected to get here tonight and get suspended or fired.  The truth is, if Shane McMahon hadn't been in the ring with The Undertaker, that's probably what would have happened.  He knows he speaks for everyone when he says, Shane McMahon can kiss my a** and go straight to hell.

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