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Jeff Hardy # 1 Contender

The show opens with Miz, Maryse, and the Miztourage of Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel in the ring.Commentary addresses Booker T's absence and replacement by Jerry "The King" Lawler while sending well-wishes to him and everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey before hyping up Brock Lesnar appearing, our women's title match, and a contract signing between John Cena and Roman Reigns for their match at No Mercy.Miz begins to speak and is immediately cut off by Raw GM Kurt Angle making his entrance. He thinks he knows what Miz is going to say, and his perception is that the status of the Intercontinental Championship has been diminished. It wasn't defended at SummerSlam, but it will be at No Mercy, and his opponent The A-Lister cuts him off and continues where he left off, defining "respect" according to the dictionary and telling Kurt that he doesn't understand what respect means. Understand that it's a disrespect to him when he comes out and interrupts w…

NXT FallOut

The first post-TakeOver: Brooklyn III episode of NXT hit the WWE Network airwaves Wednesday night with an action-packed main event featuring stars from the United Kingdom.UK champion Pete Dunne and Wolfgang battled Tyler Bate and Trent Seven in a thrilling bout, but that was hardly the only in-ring action on this week's broadcast.Sarah Logan had a rare opportunity to show her skills ahead of the upcoming Mae Young Classic, battling the returning Peyton Royce in singles competition.The top moments of Saturday's massive live event special were also recapped in what amounted to an entertaining placeholder of a show.No Way Jose made his normal entrance into the arena but was jumped by the massive Lars Sullivan.He cut off Jose's attempt at fighting back and left him lying with a big slam. Peyton Royce returned to competition Wednesday night, squaring off with Sarah Logan, who has yet to string together enough in-ring performances in NXT to get fans to take notice of her. The f…

Glorious Debut and A Wonderful Return

Styles officially announce in the ring that the U.S. Open challenge was back on. Owens' music hit immediately, and while Styles said Owens already had his chances, Owens refused to accept that he lost at SummerSlam. "A McMahon screwed a legendary Canadian out of a title once again," he said, referring to the Montreal Screwjob 20 years ago. This brought out McMahon, who said the result was fair and final but had to sit and listen to Owens argue his point. Styles then called Owens "a whiny ass little bitch" and offered another title opportunity tonight, promising to shut Owens up for good. Owens refused to accept the match unless he could pick his own referee, which Styles and McMahon eventually agreed to as long as Owens understood it was his last shot at the U.S. title as long as Styles is the champion. The Singh Brothers announced Mahal's presence, who cut a promo about his value to the brand. The general manager said all he saw was a champion who c…

SummerSlam Fallout

One night after Lesnar retained his championship at SummerSlam, Heyman worked hard to put over his client's toughness and continued to play the conspiracy card in regards to WWE attempting to remove Lesnar from the title equation by booking a Fatal 4-Way match. Out came Strowman to stare him down. Lesnar avoided a chokeslam but ran into a big boot. Strowman followed with a pair of running power slams to leave the champ down and out.  

Enzo Amore def. Big Cass in a Brooklyn Street Fight: After Amore opened his promo by reminding Cass how he broke his heart, Amore went backstage and returned with a shopping cart filled with weapons. Cass instantly ran up the ramp to take him out and rammed the cart into his fallen body. A lengthy in-ring beat down followed until Cass missed a running kick as Amore held down the top rope, sending him to an awkward fall on the floor. Cass favored his left knee the rest of the way, and it gave out when he planted to attempt an Empire Elbow. The match w…

5 Title Changes in 1 Show and an Eventful Main Event

The Miz & The Miztourage def. Jason Jordan & The Hardy Boyz via pinfall (Kickoff Show): An incredibly slow match began with only a few hundred people in the Barclays Center. Jordan got the "hot" tag late in the match and cleaned house with a couple belly-to-belly suplexes, but a blind tag by The Miz allowed him to catch Jordan from behind and hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the 1-2-3. The Hardy Boyz did nothing to bring any excitement to this match, and it was perfectly placed on the show in a forgettable spot.
Cruiserweight Championship -- Neville def. Akira Tozawa (c) via pinfall to win the title (Kickoff Show): Just days after dropping the cruiserweight title, Neville won it back in a relatively uninspired match. Tozawa flashed with a suicide dive, octopus submission hold, and a strong Shining Wizard, but Neville kept bouncing back. The champion began selling his injured left shoulder closer to the finish but appeared to flatten Neville as he set up the Senton Bo…

ADAM COLE DEBUT WITH A NEW FACTION

Andrade "Cien" Almas def. Johnny Gargano via pinfall: Talk about a physical and high-energy match to get the Brooklyn crowd going wild early. Did I mention physical? Gargano's aerial tactics were perfectly complimented by Almas' stiff strikes throughout. The two put on a fun sequence of near falls late in the match that had the crowd on its feet. After Gargano kicked out of Almas' running knee finisher into the corner, he countered by launching Almas face first into the second turnbuckle. But just as Gargano went for the finish, Almas' manager, Zelina Vega, perfectly distracted him by tossing a #DIY T-shirt at his chest. Gargano's momentary lapse of attention gave Almas an opportunity to take him down and hit the La Sombra hammerlock DDT for the 1-2-3. 
NXT Tag Team Championship -- SAnitY def. Authors of Pain (c) via pinfall to win the titles: The run of destruction from Rezar and Akam throughout the NXT tag team division has come to a violent end. In a pr…

No Contest

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…