On paper, this matchup seemed like it should been something much better than what it has been. Join me for live coverage of No Mercy beginning with the Kickoff Show at 6CT/7ET. The WWE has faith in Braun and his abilities as he is now competing for the Universal title one-on-one with The Beast.
Spain: There's genuinely not a world in which I can see Amore as the champion, and damn sure not one in which he does so by beating such a powerful figure as Neville. Strowman should win on Sunday and put the title back in the hands of a full-timer. "Why are we doing this?' Because 99 times out of 100 when Vince will tell you 'hey, this is the creative ethos behind this thought" you walk away going 'okay, that helps me out, I can do it. Enzo rolls up Neville for the win. Neville locks pissed. Enzo brings the title into the ring. Expect this one to go a couple of minutes if we're lucky. No word yet on who her opponent will be. She takes some shots at Mickey James and says a match between the two of them wouldn't be competitive. Despite being overmatched in many ways and being beaten from pillar to post at times she picked the ideal time to inject herself at the end of the match and pick up the win. Look to see Bliss pick her spot, take advantage of the ideal situation and have her stock rise even more.
-Lawler and Renee talk about Asuka. Nia returned just before the finish, which saw Alexa pin Bayley to retain her belt.
Reigns was treated to a late-night dinner by his real-life cousin, Jey Uso, who was in the midst of a breakthrough stretch on the main roster alongside twin brother Jimmy as The Usos.
The question on many minds following the defeat for Cena was whether it was his final fight in the ring - a question he addressed in the WWE Studios later. Let's say Miz wins and the seeds for the Jason Jordan versus Daddy Angle program begins. He puts over Reigns for finding something extra and he earned his respect tonight. Was this Cena saying he's leaving for a bit? Wyatt grabbed the microphone and bragged about hurting Balor. The match was won by Amore, who will now compete for his first title as a Cruiserweight superstar. It feels like it's being built up for a best-of-three. Roman Reigns then attacked John Cena from behind, and Cena got back in the ring. He has been down the road Roman is walking and will walk so everything said it just between the two of them. Post-match, Brock leaned over near the bottom rope as Heyman checked on him. But I don't know how long I can keep going at the pace I'm going at.
If you want the real story about the last time pro wrestling caused Reigns to shed a tear, you need to go back to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), the precursor developmental territory for what became NXT. It has been a wonderful 4 weeks watching Roman mature and he was beyond impressed.
The torch has officially been passed. Cena said, "I'm so proud of him". Renee thanks Cena for all he has done for the business. With another loss for Crews, WWE seems to have no direction for Titus Worldwide. He reiterates that he is not gone, but things are changing for him. Also, it sounds like Cena is going to be absent for a while afterwards as well.
The first of the night's two big matches got off to a unusual start. Enzo was Enzo which is good or bad depending on your view.
#1 Role reversalDid Jason Jordan plant seeds for a heel turn in his post-match interview? Cena thinks that Reigns is just a poorly made copy of him, and Reigns uses Cena's own words against him for his part-time status.
"I didn't know what to do and it was so frustrating because I wanted to be the best".