Date: June 11, 2020
Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: MVP, Tom Phillips
It’s time for a go home edition of the show and that should mean that at least part of this should be more interesting than usual. However, that isn’t exactly the most likely situation with the rest of the show, because Main Event doesn’t work that way. If nothing else it just makes you realize that WWE has a lot of people on its roster and they are in quite the tiered structure. Let’s get to it.
Natalya vs. Liv Morgan
Feeling out process to start with Liv nipping up out of a headscissors. She counters a wristlock into one of her own but Natalya takes her down with a waistlock. Liv spins out of that and smiles at Natalya, who is getting annoyed at Liv’s lack of seriousness. A kick to the back of the trunks sets up the basement dropkick, followed by the sitout powerbomb out of the corner.
The surfboard lets Natalya kick Liv face first into the mat but Liv pops back up with the clotheslines. There’s the Shining Wizard and a double stomp to the back gives Liv two. Oblivion is countered though and they go into a rollup exchange for a bunch of near falls. The Sharpshooter is loaded up but Natalya reverses into a small package for the pin at 5:32.
Result: Liv Morgan b. Natalya – Small package (5:32)
Post match Natalya has another fit.
Women’s Tag Team Titles: Alexa Bliss/Nikki Cross vs. Sasha Banks/Bayley
Bayley and Banks are challenging and it’s Cross running Bayley over to start. Bliss slaps Bayley and Cross comes back in for a running shot in the corner. Bliss is driven into the corner and Banks gets in her own slap. That just annoys Bliss again and she gets over to Cross to clean house. Bayley gets crushed on the floor but a Banks distraction lets Bayley hit a running knee. The Meteora from the apron takes Cross down and we take a break.
Back with Cross still in trouble and Banks hitting the running knees in the corner for two. Bayley beats on Cross in the corner but Cross kicks her way out and makes the hot tag to Bliss. Insult to Injury hits Bayley but Twisted Bliss is broken up. The super Bayley to Belly connects…and Bayley tags instead of covering, allowing Banks to hit a running knee for two on Bliss.
A quick Code Red gives Bliss two as Cross hits a tornado DDT on Bayley on the floor. It’s back to Cross for a high crossbody but Banks pulls her into the Bank Statement. Bayley breaks up her own partner’s hold because Banks isn’t legal and the DQ was coming, sending commentary into an argument over whether or not that makes sense. Banks tags herself in and Bank Statements Cross, only to be reversed into a rollup. That rollup is countered into another rollup to give Banks the pin and the titles at 12:32.
Result: Bayley/Sasha Banks b. Nikki Cross/Alexa Bliss – Rollup to Cross (12:32)
Bayley Dos Straps:
Here’s Christian for the Peep Show with Edge. After Edge sits down, Christian says Edge is running on fumes and couldn’t pull off the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever in his prime. They’re best friends so they have to be honest with each other. Edge talks about how difficult it is to have this kind of a burden put on him. This is a different Edge though and isn’t the same guy who had to calm Christian down before all of their tag matches. It’s an Edge firing on every cylinder, even though he doesn’t know how many cylinders he has left.
Christian says he’s hearing excuses and he wants to know what Edge was expecting when he came back? Flash a smile and hit some spears before he goes home? Edge’s biggest fan was his mom, who is going to be there for this one too. Christian calls him Adam as Edge’s lip is quivering and that’s what Christian was looking for.
Edge put Orton down at Wrestlemania because he has the anti-venom and we believe in him. We think you can have the greatest match ever, and here’s Orton on the screen to interrupt. Orton is tired of hearing about this and is ready to take away every ounce of GRIT that Edge has. This Sunday, in the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, the redemption of Edge is over. Edge: “No it’s not.” And he leaves.
Shelton Benjamin vs. Shane Thorne
The lockup sends Thorne to the apron and Shelton takes him to the mat without much effort. MVP doesn’t think the wrestling stuff is going to work here for Thorne because MVP has some intelligence. Back up and Shelton grabs the ankle lock, sending Thorne straight back to the apron. Thorne finally sends him to the corner for a cannonball and we take a break.
Back with Thorne working on the arm with some knees and tying it around the bottom rope. The Dragon Whip gets Shelton out of trouble though and he whips Thorne hard into the corner. Shane can’t get a crossface chickenwing so Shelton knees him in the face. Paydirt finishes Thorne at 10:57.
Result: Shelton Benjamin b. Shane Thorne – Paydirt (10:57)
We recap Miz and Morrison “pranking” Braun Strowman.
Viking Raiders vs. MVP/Bobby Lashley
Drew and the Profits are at ringside. Lashley hits a quick Downward Spiral to Ivar but some knees to the ribs get him out of trouble. It’s off to Erik for a knee to MVP as Lana is watching in the back. Ivar slams Erick onto MVP so Lashley comes in to run Erik over. MVP adds a chinlock but quickly hands it back to Lashley to hammer away.
Erik punches his way to freedom though and it’s back to Ivar to clean house. Everything breaks down with MVP and Lashley yelling at the Profits, leaving Ivar to dive onto both of them as we take a break. Back with the Vikings beating Lashley up some more, including an armbar from Ivar.
We cut to an interview with Lana, who talks about how she needs to work on her marriage. Back to full screen with MVP working over Ivar, who flips over MVP’s back to make the hot tag to Erik. Lashley gets sent outside, where he stares at McIntyre and then spears Ivar. Back in and the full nelson makes Erik tap at 15:10.
Result: MVP/Bobby Lashley b. Viking Raiders – Full nelson to Erik (15:10)
Post match Ivar punches MVP and gets full nelsoned as well. The Street Profits can’t break it up, but the Claymore certainly can.
That’s a heck of a full nelson:
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