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General Manager William Regal bringing Ember Moon and Asuka out for their contract signing. Regal says let’s make this official, but before signing, Moon grabs the microphone. She says Asuka is one of the best to ever step foot in WWE, surpassing even Goldberg which gets an “ASUKA” chant from Full Sail. One thing sticks out to Ember, though. She’s only ever taken shortcuts with her. At Orlando, she grabbed the referee, and before Chicago, she injured her to keep her out of the title match. But the champ made a mistake because Moon is motivated and better than ever thanks to Asuka’s shortcuts. And to say thanks, she is going to end her title reign and her undefeated streak in Brooklyn! Both wrestlers sign, as does Regal. The champ grabs the mic and cuts a promo in Japanese as they get in each others’ faces. Asuka holds up the belt and a staredown ends the segment.      Street Profits are next. Before that, we get a segment in the GM’s office. He’s telling a story about how someone mar…

Corbin Cashes In !!

The Singh Brothers come to the stage under a spotlight as the boos continue. They introduce the WWE Champion and out comes Jinder Mahal in a suit.Mahal takes the mic and comments on today being Independence Day for the great nation of India. Jinder goes on until a group of Indian dancers come out to perform on the stage. Jinder also brings a woman into the ring to sing the Indian national anthem. The dancers start performing again, making their way to the ring now. The Singh Brothers dance around Jinder in the ring. The music stops and the boos pick up. Jinder rips the fans for booing him and says we will see him beat our hero John Cena later tonight.Jinder says Cena had the company on his back for years but there's a new face. Jinder takes credit for WWE going international and for people signing up to the WWE Network to see him retain at SummerSlam. Jinder says he will beat Cena more convincingly than Shinsuke Nakamura ever could tonight. Then at SummerSlam, Jinder wi…

Bloody Finn!! Lesner and Strowman Brawl!!

We go right to the ring and out comes Dean Ambrose. Ambrose calls for the music to be cut. He knows everyone is asking what's up with him and Seth Rollins after last week. Ambrose calls Rollins out to the ring and here he comes to another pop.Ambrose says he's sick and tired of playing the games. He's just going to ask... what is Rollins doing? They have some back and forth before Rollins says they both know that they can run this place if they team up again. Rollins says if Ambrose is willing to put the past in the past, he's done playing games. Rollins offers his fist for a Shield-style bump and fans pop, then a "yes!" chant breaks out. Ambrose takes it all in and thinks about it. Ambrose can't believe this. This leads to another argument between the two. Rollins says maybe this was just a stupid idea, but maybe it wasn't. Rollins gets hype and says no one can touch them. He changes his tune and says maybe too much has happened. He's do…

SAni†Y Lays Out The Authors of Pain

Sanity's Nikki Cross kicked off this week's show, screaming as she is prone to do, before Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain joined her in the ring. The unstable faction called out NXT tag team champions The Authors of Pain.Akam and Rezar answered but were attacked from behind by the returning Eric Young, who zip-tied Rezar to the guardrail.Akam suffered a beatdown at the hands of the group while his tag team partner dragged part of the rail to the ring, only to beaten and pummeled by Young and the rest of Sanity. Sanity stood tall, sending a message loudly and clearly to the champions.   After weeks of video packages, The Street Profits debuted Wednesday night, taking on The Metro Brothers.Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford drew a nice pop for their first appearance.Dawkins and Ford demonstrated their athleticism early in the short squash. The latter overcame a bit of offense by Chris and CJ and made the hot tag to Dawkins.The newcomers scored the win moments later, kicking off …

Randy's Revenge Ruined by Rusev

John Cena kicked off this week's episode of SmackDown Live by giving props to Shinsuke Nakamura after last Tuesday's encounter and admitting he now understands why fans chant for him.Mr. Money in the Bank Baron Corbin interrupted the proceedings, sporting new theme music and a bad attitude.He reminded Cena that he does what he wants when he wants. Cena responded by referring to him as a dumpster fire, inspired by a sign in the crowd, and he challenged Corbin to come to the ring and get put through another table, as he was after last week's physical confrontation.Corbin declined, telling Cena to shove his respect and that the 16-time champion is not worth his time.General manager Daniel Bryan appeared and announced Cena vs. Corbin for SummerSlam.     Tye Dillinger and Sami Zayn defeated Mike Kanellis and Aiden English two weeks ago. They reunited Tuesday to battle former SmackDown tag team champions The Usos.It worked out early as they stunned Jimmy and Jey heading…

Last Man Standing

The Miz demanded to face off with Jason Jordan. Raw general manager Kurt Angle stepped out instead, informing him Jordan wouldn't be a part of Miz TV, Lesnar would. The Miz mocked Paul Heyman and taunted Lesnar He said he believed Reigns, Strowman and Joe were all more likely to exit SummerSlam as universal champ. Heyman asked the audience to pretend The Miz and Miztourage were Lesnar's SummerSlam opponents before The Beast Incarnate laid out the heels. Lesnar got to show off his destructive power and rev up the crowd by gobbling up the heels. The Miz got to be his egotist self in a fresh setting. Both Lesnar and The Miz's respective rivalries got some spotlight in the process.              In a rematch from last week, Seth Rollins clashed with Sheamus in a match that started out with a furious pace. The Kingslayer pounced on Sheamus, chased off Cesaro, and proved intense and focused against his opponent. Rollins dominated, but Cesaro distracted him long enough…

The return of Asuka and Johnny Gargano

Johnny Gargano returned to the NXT Arena for the first time since TakeOver: Orlando, where he was betrayed and brutally assaulted by former tag team partner Tommaso Ciampa. His opponent was Cruiserweight Classic competitor Raul Mendoza, seeking a major upset over "Johnny Wrestling." Gargano out-wrestled his opponent early, surviving every attempt at a reversal and appearing confidently in control of the bout. Mendoza utilized his athleticism, though, to evade his opponent and deliver a big kick to the face. Gargano withstood the onslaught and forced a tap out, courtesy of the Gargano Escape.
Asuka returned to NXT Arena Wednesday night and addressed her match with Ember Moon at TakeOver: Brooklyn. She reasserted her stance that Moon is not ready for her, to which the No. 1 contender responded by interrupting Asuka's promo and coming face-to-face with the champion in the ring. A brawl between the two broke out, each unloading on the other. Asuka caught Moon with a big kick …

Nakamura heading to SummerSlam

The United States Championship was up for grabs Tuesday night in the opening match as AJ Styles defended against Kevin Owens. Controversy reigned supreme late in the bout as referee Mike Chioda was bumped, leaving Owens somewhat distracted as he prepared Styles for the Popup Powerbomb. The Phenomenal One countered and rolled KO up. The referee still dazed, counted the pin despite Owens' shoulder clearly being off the mat. Styles was declared the winner, and KO was left frustrated and inconsolable as he watched the replay of the botched decision.
              Sami Zayn rode a two-match televised win streak into this week's show and sought to continue his winning ways against Aiden English in singles competition. The former Vaudevillian serenaded the WWE Universe for what felt like an eternity before the match between NXT alumni got underway. Zayn seemingly had English under control early, trapped in an arm bar, but the silver-tongued singer scored a shocking roll-up that earn…

UnEventful Main Event

The Revival sat in on commentary, Matt and Jeff Hardy had the edge early as they took turns attacking Karl Anderson, The Club gained control by slowing the pace down and beating up on Jeff. Momentum continued to shift back and forth The Hardy Boyz emerged the victors' thanks to a Swanton bomb. Near the announce desk, The Revival and The Hardys brawled Anderson and Gallows leaped into the fray. The announcers tried to play up how much these teams can't stand each other, but WWE hasn't done a great job showing us that to this point Their issues don't feel especially personal. So, this brawl didn't have the emotional oomph it would have if it was set up better WWE appears to be headed toward a multiple-team Tag Team Championship bout. Cesaro and Sheamus don't really have any rivals at this point There isn't a singular story to dive into And so, a crowded stage is the only plausible direction for SummerSlam.               Titus O'Neil accompanied …

Until Battleround

Ahead of the Punjabi Prison match Sunday night, WWE champion Jinder Mahal kicked off Tuesday's show, flanked by The Singh Brothers. The Modern Day Maharaja made his way to the ring and looked ominously at The Punjabi Prison that enclosed it. Mahal promised to smash Orton's face into the structure and vowed to leave Sunday's show champion. Orton interrupted the promo and climbed to the top of the prison, staring down at his Battleground opponent. He warned Mahal that there will be no Singh Brothers to help him retain his title and reminded the champion that the only reason he has that title is because of them. The segment ended with Orton vowing to leave Mahal lying in the ring while he sits perched atop the structure, the new WWE champion.
Last week, Xavier Woods earned momentum for The New Day, defeating Jey Uso in singles competition. Jimmy looked to even the score as he squared off with Kofi Kingston. Kingston had control of the match heading into the break, wiping Uso o…

It's Johnny...

For the first time since a shocking betrayal by Tommaso Ciampa left him beaten and battered, and DIY a thing of the past, Johnny Gargano returned to NXT television Wednesday night and addressed the fans inside Full Sail University. Former Ring of Honor tag team and television champion Bobby Fish made his return in the NXT Arena, battling Aleister Black in a match that foreshadowed great things for the veteran in-ring performer.             Bobby Fish made his NXT debut to a thunderous ovation Wednesday night. He would have the unenviable task of being the latest Superstar to try to remove Aleister Black from the ranks of the undefeated. Black scored an early kick across the chest that blasted the wind from the newcomer, but Fish answered back with a leg sweep that turned the tide in his favor. Fish's educated feet proved his greatest strength as he targeted Black's equally as educated lower limbs. Looking to prevent his opponent from utilizing Black Mass, Fish…