Main Event
Date: August 29, 2019
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Commentators: Renee Young, Byron Saxton

For once, this is kind of nice for a change as we’re fresh off the wrestling marathon weekend with three major shows from three different companies so I can barely remember what happened on Raw and Smackdown other than some King of the Ring stuff. That’s what a recap show is for so I wonder if it’s going to actually work. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.

Lacey Evans vs. Dana Brooke

We go old school with a test of strength to start but Lacey’s cheap shot completely fails. Lacey gets thrown down and needs a time out on the floor, which goes as well as you would expect. Back in and Lacey hits a pair of knees to the back, meaning it’s already time for the chinlock.

With that broken up, Lacey chokes in the ring skirt and drives some more knees into the back. The tissue gets on Brooke’s nerves and she rolls into a clothesline to drop Lacey. The cartwheel splash gets two and a powerbomb out of the corner is good for the same, only to have Lacey go to the eyes. That’s enough to set up the Woman’s Right for the pin at 6:00.

Result: Lacey Evans b. Dana Brooke – Woman’s Right (6:00)

Video on Sasha Banks attacking Natalya two weeks in a row.

From Raw.

Here’s Sasha Banks for a chat, but first we see a recap of Banks attacking Natalya (twice) and Becky Lynch. So why did Banks do it? She worked so hard to get where she is over the years and then took her Wrestlemania paycheck to take a much needed vacation. That was the same Wrestlemania where Becky main evented the show for so much more money without putting in the work. Sasha is back because she runs the division because she is the talk of the division. Now she’s back to deserve all the glory but here’s Natalya for the brawl. Officials and agents need some time to break it up.

From later on Raw.

Sasha Banks vs. Natalya

Natalya, with a bad arm, comes straight at her to start and they brawl to the floor early on. Back in and Natalya keeps hammering away, setting up a release German suplex (Sasha landed hard) for two. Banks tries to get to the floor and manages to wrap the bad arm around the post. A whip into the timekeeper’s area and then the post has Natalya in trouble. The arm gets pulled around the middle rope but Banks misses the running knees in the corner. The Sharpshooter doesn’t work and Banks gets in the Bank Statement, complete with pulling the bad arm around Natalya’s throat for the tap at 4:00.

Result: Sasha Banks b. Natalya – Bank Statement (4:00)

The fallout didn’t go well:

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Post match Banks comes back and hooks the Bank Statement again.

Clash of Champions rundown.

From Raw again.

US Title: AJ Styles vs. Braun Strowman

Styles is defending and the OC is barred from ringside. Strowman throws him over the top almost immediately and it’s time for the running shoulders around the ring. Back in and the Phenomenal Forearm is countered into a chokeslam for two with AJ having to put his foot on the rope. A big boot puts AJ on the floor and we take a break. Back with AJ grabbing a sleeper to take Strowman down to a knee. That’s broken up with a ram into the corner but AJ chop blocks the leg in a smart move. A Lionsault gives AJ two and it’s off to the Calf Crusher in a logical move.

Strowman powers out of it and knocks AJ down again but a missed charge sends Strowman shoulder first into the post. AJ hits Strowman in the back to send the referee outside, allowing a low blow to take Strowman down. A chair is brought in but Strowman hits the powerslam, only to have the OC come in for the beatdown. Strowman fights back with the chair but AJ does the old Eddie Guerrero drop down. The referee says he HEARD the chair shots and that’s a DQ at 9:56.

Result: AJ Styles b. Braun Strowman via DQ when the referee heard chair shots (9:56)

That’s going to open up some historical issues:

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Strowman cleans house and holds up the US Title to end the show.

Heath Slater/Titus O’Neil vs. Eric Young/Mojo Rawley

Titus throws Young into the corner to start and it’s Slater coming in to work on the arm. The villains are sent outside with Heath getting in some dancing on the apron as we take a break. Back with Slater in trouble in the corner and getting caught in a chinlock. That’s broken up and Slater gets in a shot of his own for the hot tag off to Titus. Everything breaks down and the Clash of the Titus finishes Young at 6:48.

Result: Heath Slater/Titus O’Neil b. Eric Young/Mojo Rawley – Clash of the Titus to Young (6:48)

Video on Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton.

From Smackdown for a change.

Here’s Kofi Kingston for a chat, but first we see a video on Randy Orton’s attacks since Summerslam. Kofi has heard Orton calling him stupid but who got knocked out last week? Now Orton is trying to turn this personal and he’s bringing in the Revival to help him out. That means Orton is seeing the look when you mess with Kofi’s family so Kofi is ready for Clash Of Champions. Kofi starts the hip thrusts but Orton appears on screen to say STUPID over and over.

Earlier today, Orton was in his hotel room when someone knocked on his door and slid a letter underneath. Normally he doesn’t reply to fan mail but this one was different. It says that Orton is hurting Kofi and he needs to stop hurting him every night. Kofi isn’t just his hero because Kofi is his daddy. It’s from Kofi’s son Kai, and Orton realized that he is staying in the same hotel as Kofi’s family. Maybe he should pay them a visit. Kofi charges to the back and the fight is on in the gorilla position, with Kofi getting hit with the hanging DDT onto the concrete. Kofi is out cold and medics are requested.

That was a great thud:

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Long video on Roman Reigns being attacked.

From Smackdown.

Here’s Roman Reigns for the apology to Bryan and Rowan. The two of them appear on screen with Bryan demanding his apology. We see a video of the forklift attack and Rowan is shown pushing some of the crates onto Roman. Bryan slaps him in the face, shouting about how he hates liars. With Rowan gone, Bryan comes to the ring and says he trusted Rowan for almost the last year and now he has been betrayed. Bryan comes to the ring and says he didn’t know what happened but it’s a spear to put him down to end the show.

So Reigns didn’t like it:

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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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