Becky Lynch is coming to you live from the Toyota Center in Houston, with commentary from Corey Graves, Byron Saxton and Jimmy Smith. She comes to the ring with her arm in a sling after her match against Bayley for the “Raw” Women’s Championship.
How long is Becky Lynch out for?
Becky Lynch, who suffered a separated shoulder at SummerSlam, was injured again when she was attacked by Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY on Raw. She is expected to be out for several months.
Lynch’s speech mainly focused on the dichotomy of success and adversity, but also addressed that she is ready to take on new challenges. She thanked Bianca Belair for helping her through struggles in 2018.
After Lynch reassures her, Belair tells her to go and exit the ring. She then says she has nothing but respect for her and that she hasn’t forgotten all the times she betrayed her. Belair also says she wants to earn Lynch’s respect, but has learned a lot from Lynch as well. She also reminds Bayley and friends to stay on their toes and keep ready as they could be next.
The Miz, AJ Styles and Mustafa Ali For A Shot At A #1 Contenders Match for the United States Championship
When the bell rings, Styles charges at Miz. Miz rolls out of the ring just before Styles gets to him. Ali and Styles wrestle in the ring before all three of them end up on the outside. Miz slams Styles’ head against a table, Miz brings Ali into the ring post, and then tosses both of them back in the ring. They trade punches and chops until Miz taps Cody for a pin grapple and kick-out.
Ali and Styles fight with forearms, Styles delivers a back elbow to Ali, who elbows Styles in return. After hitting Ali with an elbow, he pins him at the same time as Miz but both kick out. Miz delivers the It Kicks, but Styles comes back with an insiguri. Ali and Styles go at it with forearms.
Winner: AJ Styles
Seth Rollins vs. Montez Ford
Bell rings and Rollins clotheslines Ford. Rollins sends Ford face first into the barricade. Using the barricade, he climbs up to the other side of the ring, then delivers a super kick. He tries to pin but misses because of Ford’s quick recovery, who counters with a back body drop. They both go back in the ring only to get out again and fight on the outside, Rollins drives into Ford against the post ribs first.
Rollins and Ford fist-fight in the ring, with Rollins gaining the upper hand. He delivers a few knees to Ford’s stomach, which is followed by a gut buster. Rollins goes for a pin but Ford kicks out.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Alexa Bliss vs Asuka
The bell rings and the two lock up. Asuka delivers a forearm to Bliss’ jaw, but Bliss fires back with a drop kick. Asuka hits a shoulder tackle, but Bliss fires back with a knee. She goes for a pin, but Asuka kicks out. Bliss hits a knee, followed by a forearm and another knee. She goes for another pin, but Asuka kicks out. Bliss trips Asuka, then delivers a double knees. Asuka fires back with a low baseball kick before she starts hitting her with kicks and strikes.
Winner: N/A (DQ via interference)
Ciampa Dolph Ziggler and Chad Gable For A Shot At A #1 Contenders Match for the United States Championship
In the ring, Ziggler is fighting Ciampa and Gable. He hits Ciampa with a drop kick, then goes for a pin but Ciampa kicks out. They take him down again and try to attack his legs. He fights them off with elbows to their backs, which leads to an argument between the two opponents.
Ziggler fights back against the pair and throws out Gable somehow. Ciampa responds with a slingshot sending Ziggler flying into the corner of the ring, but then Gable turns tables on Ciampa with a slam. With Ciampa on the mat, instead of trying to end the match himself, Ziggler tells Gable to kick out and take more punishment while he taunts Ciampa.
Bianca Belair vs Iyo Sky
The bell rings and Belair throws Sky into the corner. They deliver several shoulder blows to her chest and follow it up with a drop kick. Sky bounces off the ropes and hits Belair with a moonsault outside the ring. The commercial break is about to come on, so we’ll have to wait until next time to find out what happens.
Belair takes control, delivering a body slam and forearm. Sky delivers double knees to the back, then locks in a cross-face submission. Belair escapes, lashing out with a leg sweep and facebuster. Sky ascends the top rope, only for Belair to deliver a Fallaway Slam. She attempts a pin but Sky kicks out. Belair slams her down again, before climbing to the top turn buckle herself. Bayley and Dakota Kai enter the ring, allowing Sky to fly off and land an impressive Snap Hurricanrana, following up with a pin attempt but Belair kicks out.
Belair puts Sky on her shoulders. Sky escapes and sends Belair to the apron. They continue to fight, with Belair pushing Sky’s face into the apron before she throws her out of the ring. Bayley, who is on the apron, and Kai try and stop Belair from putting Sky back in, so she tosses them to the mat instead. Alexa Bliss and Asuka come down to help as we head off for a commercial break.
After a break, Belair gives Sky a Superplex. They go for a pin, but Sky kicks out. Sky tries to knock Belair off her feet with double stomp, but then she uses double knees in the corner. Belair rams into Sky with a spinebuster and goes for a standing moonsault, but Sky pushes her knees up so that she misses. Belair gives her some forearms, but then Bliss gets in their faces and Bayley and Kai join in as well as Asuka. They all fight each other before the bell ends the match in a disqualification
Winner: N/A (DQ via interference)
AJ Styles vs Ciampa for a #1 Contender Shot At The United States Championship
At the bell, Styles and Ciampa get into a lock-up. When it’s Ciampa’s turn to exchange submissions, he gains an upper hand with a shoulder tackle. He delivers some stomps to Styles in the corner and goes for a pin but leaves early. They trade forearms and then Styles hits a back breaker-face buster combo. Ciampa slides out of the ring as Miz checks on him. Styles chases him back in the ring, delivers a drop kick and rolls Ciampa into the ring for another pin but gets kicked out again.
Back from the break, Ciampa has control in this match with some skills and combos. He hits Styles with a back breaker followed by a face buster as he attempts a pin but Styles kicks out of it. The Miz gets called tiny balls by Ciampa as he rains down on Styles more with some offense, exposing his knee to follow with a running knee, but Styles reverses quickly into the Styles Clash. Ciampa counters and does another combo, with a power bomb-backstabber before going for the pin but Styles manages to kick out. To his surprise, Ciampa delivers several chops to Styles followed by an elbow which continues until both climb up to the top rope as Ciampa attempts to perform the Air Raid Crash but is countered into the Styles Clash with a pin near the ropes by Alli making it unsuccessful. The six-time world champion sends Style’s back first into an unfinished table outside before kicking him into another barricade wall. Meanwhile, Miz forces his way onto the ring ropes enforcing his feet there for when Ciampa goes for it again at 10 count that was just finishing up. It looks like he’s coming close to winning this one event though when all has lost its hope since they now have 9 seconds left
WWE Undisputed Tag Team Match: The Usos (c) vs. Rey and Dominik Mysterio
Rey and Jey started the action. When the bell rang, Jey knocked Rey back to the outside. The began to trade blows. Dominik went in for an aerial attack on Jee which was successful and we had a commercial break
Rey and Jimmy are in the ring. Rey is sent hurtling into the turnbuckles, but manages to escape the chin lock that Jimmy has applied. He tags in Jey, who slams Rey down with a back breaker move. He gets a two count on Jey when he attempts to pin him, before over-turning Jey with a right to the head followed by a hip toss. Jimmy tags himself in and lays into Rey with some right hands before Rey hits an atomic hot tag to Dimonik. Demonic catches his challenger in mid-air with a cross body off the top rope, takes him down with it and secures victory for his team as he does so – now that’s one way you can deliver such a move! From there, we see Dimonik attempt the 619 on his foe once more, but again he is unsuccessful as Jimmy escapes from being pinned after countering this move successfully and then sends his intent clear: referee out of kicking distance, who needs one anyway? It’s not long after this point until we see Jimmy finally receive what’s coming to him and be unceremoniously dumped onto the outside mat where he slams into the ring post after catching Dimonik mid
Rey and Dominik fight each other before their partners come in. The two tag out and Rey gets Jey on the ropes, sending him down with a shoulder. He makes a pin, but Rey kicks out
Winners: The Usos