Triple Threat Match for Raw Tag Team Title: The New Day vs. Gallows & Anderson vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
Of course, since this show wasn’t televised, the title wasn’t realistically going to change hands, but the match was still a lot of fun to watch. A couple of highlights were Cesaro and Kofi Kingston trading off pelvic thrusting into each other’s faces in the corner of the ring, and Cesaro swinging around Gallows, Anderson, and Big E all in a row.
Result: Sheamus gets the pin to retain the title.
Rusev vs. Big Cass
Lana came out first to introduce Rusev. She took a page out of Enzo Amore and Big Cass’s book, spelling out that Cass would be C-R-U-S-H-E-D. Midway through the match, Lana slapped both Enzo and Cass right across the face. This was considered interfering with the match by the referee and she was kicked out.
Result: Big Cass wins by pin.
6-Woman Tag Team Match: Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Liv Morgan vs. Nia Jax, Dana Brooke, and Charlotte
Certainly worth mentioning is that this match had Emmalina as a guest referee. It wasn’t quite a wrestling debut, but she did have her own entrance. Unfortunately, she proved to be an unreliable ref, as she ignored two of Sasha Banks’ pins, seemingly distracted by the state of her fingernails. When Sasha confronted her about it, Emmalina walked out.
This also turned out to be Liv Morgan’s main roster debut. Though she and Nia Jax didn’t get much time in the ring, during the brief chaos that ensued when the match was without a ref, Nia actually attacked her own team member Charlotte. Shortly after, a new referee came sprinting out and the match returned to normal.
Result: Sasha Banks wins by submission.
Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins
Chris Jericho opened the match with a scathing rant about St. Louis. As a former resident, he felt he could say with authority that this city is the worst. “Missouri stinks, and St. Louis is the anus,” he declared. Beyond that, the match wasn’t anything special.
Result: Seth wins by pin.
10-Man Tag Team Match: Golden Truth, Sin Cara, Curtis Axel, and Darren Young vs. The Shining Stars, Jinder Mahal, Titus O’Neil, and Bo Dallas
Overall this match was fairly uneventful, but it was nice to see Curtis Axel doing his small tributes to Hulk Hogan again in the form of the big boot, leg drop, and finger point.
Result: R-Truth wins by pin.
Once everyone had left the ring, Bo Dallas was still lying there. He picked himself up but refused to believe that the match was truly over. If anyone was brave enough to take him on in the ring, he said, they should come out immediately.
Bo Dallas vs. The Big Show
Cue The Big Show, and Bo Dallas was instantly regretting his words. Though this wasn’t an official match, it was still amusing to watch. With a throw across the ring and a swift punch, Bo was down again. This time, he accepted defeat.
Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman
Earlier in the night, we were shown a video promo of Sami Zayn with a black eye, saying that no matter what he wasn’t afraid of Braun Strowman and would be ready to take him on again at any time. Well, in spite of his quick moves, Sami couldn’t quite evade the sheer strength of Braun. Their match was short and sweet and proved to be the only heel victory of the evening. Better luck next time, Sami.
Result: Braun wins by pin.
Main Event for WWE U.S. Championship: Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
Before the match, Kevin Owens demanded that Byron Saxton come in the ring and introduce him like his life depended on it, even holding the ropes open for him so he could climb in. However, the intro was not up to Kevin’s standards and he dismissed Byron.
Again, we pretty much knew that Roman would keep his U.S. Championship, but the journey there was a bit lackluster. Kevin dominated for the first half of the match with little action from Roman, but he finally showed some energy in the second half.
Result: Roman gets the pin to retain the title.