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By Richard Trionfo on 2019-08-19 22:59:00

We are back and we see Sasha Banks in the back getting ready for an interview with someone other than Jerry Lawler.

Michael Cole is joined by Booker T.

Michael asks Booker about what has happened to Hall of Famers at the hands of The Fiend.  Booker says Bray is a fiend.  He is like a rabid dog.  You can put him down or you can run, like Bray says.  Jerry was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Cole reminds Booker about winning King of the Ring in 2006 when he became King Bookaaaaah.  Cole asks what did it mean for him.  He says winning King of the Ring puts a stamp and exclamation point on his career.  Cole asks Booker who is his pick for King of the Ring.

Booker says his pick is Drew McIntyre.

Match Number Three:  Braun Strowman versus AJ Styles (with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) for the United States Championship

AJ gets face to middle of the chest with Strowman and AJ with a shot and Braun responds.  AJ tries to clip Braun and it does not work.  Braun with a shoulder tackle and AJ goes to the floor.  Braun chases AJ around the ring and AJ with kicks and punches as Braun gets back into the ring.  Braun grabs AJ by the throat and AJ escapes.  AJ with kicks to the leg.  Braun with a back body drop  and then he knocks Gallows and Anderson off the apron.  Braun runs into a boot from Styles.  SJ with a forearm and he sets for teh Phenomenal Forearm but Braun with a chop as AJ comes off the ropes.  Braun sets for the running power slam and Gallows with a super kick.  The referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Braun Strowman (by disqualification)

After the match, Gallows and Anderson attack Braun and they send Braun into the ring post many times.

Seth Rollins' music plays and he goes after Gallows and Anderson.  Rollins with kicks and clotheslines.  

Seth tells Braun they are even now.

Samoa Joe walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Seth Rollins says he knows where this is going.  He saw Braun looking at the Universal Title belt.  If he had his way, he would give Braun the next title match.  They need to settle it against the OC first.  Seth says he wants to get a tag title match and he asks Braun if he is in.

Joe says this is where he comes out and makes grandiose promises, but he does not have to speak.  The King has spoken.

Cesaro says King of the Ring was his favorite event in WWE.  It plays to his strengths.  He will take the first step to win the tournament and the King of Swing will be the King of the Ring.Cea

Match Number Four:  Samoa Joe versus Cesaro in a First Round King of the Ring Match

Cesaro gets a quick near fall after a European uppercut.  Joe with a clothesline to Cesaro.  Cesaro with a springboard twisting European uppercut for a near fall.  Joe kicks Cesaro away on a Giant Swing attempt.  Joe with a chop and a kick that sends Cesaro to the floor.  Joe with a suicide dive as we go to commercial.

We are back and Joe with chops.  Cesaro fires back with chops of his own.  Joe with a clothesline.  Joe works on the neck.  Joe misses a back senton and Cesaro with a series of European uppercuts followed by a running boot to the head for a near fall.  Joe blocks a suplex attempt but Cesaro finally hits a suplex.  Cesaro gets a near fall.  Joe with chops and forearms.  Ceasro with a running European uppercut and Cesaro goes to the floor and hits a running European uppercut.  They return to the ring and Cesaro with a cross body off the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Joe with an STJoe as Cesaro charges into the corner.  Joe hits a back senton and he gets a near fall.  

Cesaro with European uppercuts and the Giant Swing.  Cesaro with a Sharpshooter.  Joe escapes and Cesaro goes for a Neutralizer but Joe escapes into a Coquina Clutch and Cesaro taps out.

Winner:  Samoa Joe (advances to face winner of Ricochet versus Drew McIntyre)

We go to commercial.

We are back and Vic mentions the 24/7 Championship and we see what happened over thw weekend when Drake Maverick tried to win the 24/7 Title wearing a disguise, but he failed.

Elias is in the ring.  Elias has some trouble with the sound as he announces that tonight is a night that they will never forget because it is Elias' farewell performance.  Elias says that he has to deal with the King of the Ring Tournament as well as the 24/7 Title.  Elias starts to play but his guitar is out of tune.  Elias demands a sound tech fix the guitar.  The tech comes into the ring and he looks like Truth, but the lights are down.  The lights come up and it is R Truth.  He has a referee and Truth with a rollup for a near fall.  Truth with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Truth gets a near fall after a scissors kick.  Truth gets a guitar and he swings but misses and Elias escapes the ring.

We see Rey Mysterio in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Rey Mysterio is with Charly Caruso.  Charly mentions the issues Rey has had with Andrade and the issues Rey talked about his family.  Rey thanks Charly for the time.  Rey says he has been a very fortunate man and he has a beautiful family and has had a great career.  He says he has had the opportunity to meet people all over the world who he feels are not just fans, but family.  What Andrade did, he is a disgrace.  He ripped his mask off.  That is the biggest insult in the Luchador society.  Rey says he could see his next moves while in the ring, but his body does not respond.  Rey says he has had a lot of injuries during his career because he has faced bigger men.  Rey says those injuries have caught up to him.  Rey says he knows this day has to come to everybody at some point, but he didn't expect that it would come to him.  Rey says he understands that it is time to hang up the mask and let this new generation of superstars . . . 

Dominic stops Rey from taking off his mask.  Dominic talks about what Rey said to him.  Dominic says he wants to be able to tell his children that he got to tag with their grandfather, the great Rey Mysterio.  Don't do this.  Stay in WWE.  Don't retire.  Dominic says he will make Rey proud.

Rey says he will do it for Dominic because he loves him.

Match Number Five:  Xavier Woods and Big E versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in a Non Title Match 

Big E punches Dawson and hits a shoulder in the corner.  Big E with a back elbow and he gets a near fall.  Big E sends Dawson into the turnbuckles and Woods tags in.  Woods with a forearm into the corner followed by a shoulder from Big E.  Woods with a clothesline for a near fall.  Dawson grabs Woods by the hair and sends Woods into Wilder's knees.  Wilder tags in and connects with a European uppercut and chops.  Woods with a chop but Wilder sends Woods into the turnbuckles and follows with a European uppercut.  Wilder runs into a boot from Woods and Woods with an Honor Roll.  BIg E and Woods clothesline Wilder and Dawson over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

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