The Scotsman regained the gold (Picture: WWE)
Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship win on Uncooked was sufficient to save lots of a blended bag of a present heading into Survivor Sequence.
Monday night time’s providing had its share of ups and downs, however there was greater than sufficient happening to get pleasure from because the pink model held its last cease earlier than this weekend’s pay-per-view.
The present opened with McIntyre addressing what was to come back – while also taking shots at Universal Champ Roman Reigns – earlier than Randy Orton appeared and insisted he was too good to lose their title match.
The Miz – together with his Cash In The Financial institution briefcase – and John Morrison got here out as Drew left, insisting they might make an affect no matter who triumphed in the principle occasion.
They referred to as out Bray Wyatt, even claiming the Firefly Enjoyable Home host is terrified of them due to their management over the championship scene (extra on that later).
In the course of the night time, Sheamus gave McIntyre a kilt and sword as a reminder of his Scottish roots, whereas additionally neatly laying the groundwork for what should be an upcoming feud between two actual life greatest mates.
The principle occasion itself was a incredible approach to finish the present, with McIntyre and Orton battering one another within the title of leisure.
The match took a flip when the Viper tried to stroll out, just for Adam Pearce change the principles in order that there would now not be count-outs or disqualifications.
It was right here that issues took a extra brutal flip, with Orton finally put down for a 3 rely after a fourth Claymore to offer Drew his second title reign.
Maybe simply as vital, we now know that McIntyre will confronted Reigns at Survivor Sequence, which ought to construct on their first rate exhibiting ultimately 12 months’s WrestleMania with each performers approaching leaps and bounds since then.
Better of the remainder
Lana agreed to workforce along with her bullies Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler this week, regardless of the present girls’s tag champs insisting they wouldn’t be letting her into the ring as they confronted Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke and Asuka.
The previous Ravishing Russian did finally make it in, however she misplaced to the Asuka Lock and obtained Samoan dropped by the announce desk for the ninth time by Jax.
RETRIBUTION’s Reckoning attacked Brooke backstage as she was opening up on the battering Rose took through the match, that means Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans will change the pair on Sunday.
Issues took a step up as MVP promised the Damage Enterprise had been the only option to characterize the pink model at Survivor Sequence, main into Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander’s Uncooked Tag Staff Title match with The New Day.
Not surprisingly, this was a variety of enjoyable, with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods selecting up the win and happening to face SmackDown’s Avenue Earnings this weekend.
Elsewhere, Jeff Hardy had extra points with Elias, who’s nonetheless accusing the Charismatic Enigma of working him over months in the past.
One other win for the RETRIBUTION lads (Picture: WWE)
Uncooked’s Survivor Sequence workforce obtained an opportunity to work collectively this week, as Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Riddle and Keith Lee – with AJ Types at ringside – took on RETRIBUTION’s T-Bar, Mace, Slapjack and Mustafa Ali.
Sadly, the messiness of the storyline focus meant this wasn’t as nice because it may have been, though it was nice to see the faction’s chief decide up a second win in as many weeks.
In one other particular excessive level for the night time, Bray Wyatt was at his greatest as he referred to as out The Miz through the Firefly Enjoyable Home after Mr. MITB’s feedback on the prime of the present.
Miz tried to speak Bray out of the match when the time got here, however Alexa Bliss (full with remixed music) got here out and made it clear he wouldn’t be backing down from this.
Nikki Cross – who’d been searching for her pal, making an attempt to save lots of her – joined her however was met with a slap for her troubles, earlier than Wyatt’s arrival halted their brawl and led into the match.
It was finished brilliantly, with Bray finally proving an excessive amount of for Miz, whereas Bliss had her second within the highlight taking out JoMo.
Elsewhere on the present, Angel Garza continued to make everybody swoon, and Asuka promised to beat Sasha Banks at Survivor Sequence.
Quickfire Uncooked outcomes
- Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler and Lana defeated Dana Brooke, Mandy Rose and Asuka
- Uncooked Tag Staff Titles: The New Day (c) beat Damage Enterprise
- RETRIBUTION overcame Sheamus, Keith Lee, Braun Strowman and Riddle
- Bray Wyatt pinned The Miz
- WWE Title: Drew McIntyre defeated Randy Orton (c)