Date: May 27, 2021
Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida
Commentators: Kevin Patrick, Byron Saxton
It nonetheless isn’t moderately the highest display at the ladder however Main Event has turn into much more a laugh than it was once…smartly nearly ever in reality. I’m now not certain what to anticipate right here, regardless that this week’s Raw was once lovely excellent so optimistically the highlights paintings. I’m nearly curious to look what’s subsequent and that may be a bizarre feeling. Let’s get to it.
We in reality open on observation, who throw us to our first spotlight.
Women’s Tag Team Titles: Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler vs. Tamina/Natalya
Tamina and Natalya are protecting. Baszler and Tamina get started, with Baszler shoving Natalya at the apron. That way it’s Natalya coming in as a substitute, with Baszler grabbing the arm. They pass right into a pinfall reversal collection with Baszler hanging on a keylock to sluggish issues backpedal. Baszler grabs a temporarily damaged Sharpshooter so she lots up the arm sturdy however freaking Reginald comes out, permitting Natalya to roll away. We take a smash and are available again with Baszler nonetheless running on Natalya’s arm however Natalya slips out.
The tag brings in Tamina for an extremely low superkick to Nia, however a 2d try is countered right into a sloppy rollup for 2. The stomping is on within the nook however Tamina hits Baszler within the face. Everything breaks down and Tamina will get backdropped over the barricade. Natalya hits the discus lariat on Baszler however Reginald will get at the apron for a distraction, which means Baszler’s small package deal handiest will get two. Reginald is going up the ramp however hearth is going off to knock him down, permitting Natalya to small package deal Baszler for the conserving pin at 11:44.
Result: Tamina/Natalya b. Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler – Small package deal to Baszler (11:44)
Post fit Shayna is helping Reginald up after which grabs him, pronouncing that she desires the “Cirque du Soleil Sommelier” subsequent week, the place she’s going to make him want he died in that explosion.
Here are Roman Reigns, Jey Uso and Paul Heyman for a talk. Reigns considers himself humble and teaches his youngsters about it each probability he can. Since he’s humble regardless that, he wishes Paul Heyman to gloat about him as a substitute. Heyman is going over Reigns’ time as Universal Champion, together with sending Daniel Bryan into Bella retirement. He asks if he can do the rest for Reigns, who desires his cousin out right here. Heyman: “JIMMY USO! JIMMY USO! PLAY JIMMY USO’S MUSIC!”
Instead he will get Cesaro, who talks in regards to the worrying yapping that he has been listening to. Cesaro says he can combat with one arm (as it’s only a flesh wound) and desires to combat Reigns at Hell in a Cell. Cue Seth Rollins to leap Cesaro from in the back of and ship the arm into the stairs. Rollins is shipped to the again however comes again to overcome on Cesaro once more. Referees get him away once more however this time Rollins jumps over the barricade and hits a Stomp. Cue the stretcher to get Cesaro out of right here.
We recap Bobby Lashley issuing an open problem after which dropping to Kofi Kingston in a non-title fit.
MVP opens issues up and brings out WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, with some other girls than closing week. After a recap of Kofi Kingston pinning Lashley closing week, MVP asks for a spherical of applause for the champ. At the similar time, they’re arising at the go back of lovers, the place you’ll see Lashley in particular person. That brings MVP to Drew McIntyre, who Lashley has crushed a couple of instances now, which means they’re ill of him.
MVP likes the speculation of Kingston emerging as much as face Lashley and he did, however that darkish cloud were given concerned (cue Drew’s tune) “AGAIN!”. McIntyre says everybody knew he was once going to be there closing week and now he desires his one on one rematch for the name. He will get within the ring and asks the women if Lashley has the testicular fortitude to stand him one on one. The girls go into reverse and Lashley isn’t having this however here’s New Day to break.
Kingston reminds up (more than one instances) that he pinned Lashley closing week, with Lashley mentioning McIntyre’s interference. With that win, Kingston thinks he must get a rematch, which he by no means were given after dropping his name. Why is McIntyre getting rematch after rematch after rematch? McIntyre isn’t cool with that however here’s Adam Pearce to make a #1 contenders fit, with the winner getting Lashley on the pay according to view.
Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston
MVP and Lashley are with the women within the VIP Lounge at the level whilst Xavier Woods is at ringside because the winner will get Lashley subsequent month for the name. Kofi’s headlock doesn’t get him very a long way as McIntyre throws him down with out a lot effort. The toss suplex is countered with a knee to the top regardless that and Kofi snaps off a Russian legsweep. There’s the slingshot splash for 2 on McIntyre, with Lashley approving.
Kingston sends him out of doors and nails the slingshot shot to the top. Kofi will get stuck in an electrical chair regardless that and the opposite Alabama Slam sends him into the apron as we take a smash. Back with McIntyre in keep watch over and snapping off a stomach to stomach suplex. Another knockdown offers McIntyre two however Kofi will get in a shot to the face to arrange a center rope dropkick. A snappy guillotine try is countered right into a suplex to offer Drew two and frustration is environment in.
Kingston’s leaping double stomp will get two and, after headbutting Drew off the highest, Kingston hits a top crossbody….which McIntyre rolls thru right into a Michinoku Driver. McIntyre will get distracted via Lashley thru and we take every other smash. Back once more with MVP and Lashley at ringside and McIntyre hitting a stomach to again superplex for 2. A spinebuster right into a sitout powerbomb will get the similar however McIntyre is going shoulder first into the put up. Kofi sends him out of doors and dives onto McIntyre, MVP and Lashley on the similar time. Back in and the SOS will get two, which attracts in MVP and Lashley for the double DQ at 21:14.
Result: Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston went to a double disqualification when MVP and Bobby Lashley interfered (21:14)
Post fit the brawl is on, with McIntyre clearing the hoop.
Ricochet vs. Mustafa Ali
2/three falls fit. Ricochet takes him down and hammers away however Ali will get in a toss over to the apron. That’s fantastic with Ricochet, who sends him out of doors for a dive. Ali is shipped into the barricade they usually head again within for an change of close to falls. Back up and Ali will get despatched to the ground, the place he pulls Ricochet out with him. Ricochet will get tossed into the barricade for a countout at 2:52.
The 2d fall begins after a smash with Ali getting some close to falls and grabbing a neck crank. That’s damaged up with a stomach to again suplex and Ricochet begins hammering away. Ali is true again with a twister DDT for 2 however Ricochet catches him on best with a German suplex. It’s time for Ricochet to move up however Ali shoves the referee into the rope for a DQ to even issues up at 8:30.
We take every other smash and are available again once more with Ali hitting a operating neckbreaker however Ricochet grabs a Side Effect. A superkick right into a sitout powerbomb offers Ali two however Ricochet rolls away as he is going up best. They head out of doors once more and this time Ricochet suplexes him off of the barricade. That’s excellent for a double dive again within to overcome the rely and it’s time to slug it out.
They’re proper again at the ground with Ricochet hitting a Michinoku Driver to rock Ali. Back in once more and the 630 misses, permitting Ali to seize the Koji Clutch. That’s damaged up as smartly and Ricochet knocks him down, handiest to need to bail out of the 450. A pinfall reversal collection is going backward and forward so Ali is going up….and dives into the Recoil to offer Ricochet the pin at 16:18.
Result: Ricochet b. Mustafa Ali 2-1 (16:18)
We get every other Aleister Black lesson, as he talks in regards to the Beautiful Plan. This one appears to be about his tattoos, which he makes use of to cover his private and darkest sins. His father at all times mentioned that there this international is stuffed with merciless ideas. The other folks will are living proudly of their cesspool of sins as a result of it’s all they’re. That has turn into their id, to turn into lonesome and blind. They are ill and death animals and it’s time to separate the vulnerable from the sturdy and cull the herd.
Intercontinental Title: Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens vs. Big E. vs. Apollo Crews
Crews, with Commander Azeez, is protecting and that is one fall to a end. Owens fees at Sami to start out they usually combat out to the ground in a rush. That leaves Crews to punch and forearm Big E. in more than a few puts however Big E. will get in his personal elbow. Big E. comes again in however will get enziguried, permitting Sami to get again in and stomp on Owens. Sami is shipped out of doors so Big E. can hammer away, putting in the apron splash onto Sami and Crews on the similar time.
Owens hits the massive turn dive onto Big E. regardless that and we take a smash. Back with Crews hitting a large status dropkick to ship Big E. out of doors. Crews moonsaults off the apron onto Big E. however Sami hits a dive off the barricade. That way some Sami gloating however here’s Big E. to drop Owens once more. Owens will get two off the Swanton again within with Big E. having to make a save.
Back in and Big E. hits 3 German suplexes for 2 on Big E. Sami’s exploder suplex sends Owens into the nook and a Michinoku Driver will get two. Everything breaks down for a sequence of knockdowns, together with Big E. spearing Crews throughout the ropes to the ground as we take a smash.
Back once more with Big E. suplexing everybody else till Sami kicks him within the face to get a divorce the Warrior splash. Owens hits his fisherman’s brainbuster onto the knee however Crews catches him on best. Big E. suplexes Crews as he suplexes Sami, leaving Owens to hit the frog splash on Big E. for the close to falls. Owens begins rolling the Cannonballs however walks into the Blue Thunder Bomb from Sami.
Some superkicks put everybody else down and Owens hits the Pop Up Powerbomb for 2 on Crews. Owens sends Sami into the timekeeper’s house however Sami is true again with a part and part suplex at the ground. Back in and the Big Ending hits Crews however Commander Azeez breaks up the pin. Big E. posts Azeez….and the lighting fixtures pass very vivid. Cue Aleister Black for Black Mass on Big E., giving Crews the pin (reputedly unintentionally moderately than Black deliberately serving to him) to retain at 21:52.
Result: Apollo Crews b. Sami Zayn, Big E. and Kevin Owens – Black Mass to Big E. (21:52)
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has observed over 50,000 wrestling suits. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 complete displays coated. You can to find his paintings at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or take a look at his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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