Our commentators for this event are Michael Cole and Byron Saxton.
Chris Jericho vs. Neville
Cole just name-dropped Dragon Gate. I didn't expect that. Jericho is playing the heel, despite coming out as a babyface. By that, I mean he's taunting Neville and allowing him to have the typical spots where he fights back and such. The crowd's still split, though. Neville goes for the Red Arrow, but Jericho puts his knees up. He follows that up with the Walls of Jericho for the win.
WINNER: Chris Jericho via submission
Not too bad. If I were in a pissy mood, I'd criticize it for not being better, as these two could do better. I'm not, though, and this was fine for the opener of a random live event. I'd like to see more of these two.
[WWE Divas Championship - Triple Threat Match]: Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige vs. Tamina Snuka
Tamina? Sorry everyone, my internet died out for most of this match (legitimately—that's not just an excuse to skip the divas match), so I didn't get to see anything other than a suplex/powerbomb spot from the turnbuckle.
WINNER: Nikki Bella via pinfall
I can't really rate a match that I didn't see much of.
Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston
No Xavier Woods or Big E to back Kingston up. I still don't quite get why this match is happening, since it would make more sense in my mind for Lesnar to face someone like Kane, but oh well, I like Kofi, so game on. Kofi immediately runs away, because even when he starts trying to bring the fight, he's no match for Lesnar at all, who keeps catching him and just eating his kicks like they're nothing. Some of the fans are actually rooting for Kofi, oddly enough. Kofi gets squashed, though, with a couple of suplexes and an F5.
WINNER: Brock Lesnar via pinfall
Squash match is a squash match.
After the match, Brock leaves, then comes back to give Kofi another German suplex and another F5. Xavier Woods comes out with Big E. Woods gets an F5. Big E gets an F5.
[NXT Championship]: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Finn Balor
The pre-match festivities include not just Balor's "demon entrance", but also streamers thrown into the ring reminiscent of ECW with the chairs. Hideo Itami is sitting in the crowd next to someone who looks like the discount Sami Zayn. For the record, I'm expecting Itami to interfere and cost Owens the title. We'll see. Owens takes charge, tossing Balor around and taunting the crowd. LOL, he runs the ropes and then drops down for a headlock, saying he hates this country. Owens is so good. He starts doing John Cena's moves. Balor gets back in the swing of things after Owens gets too cocky. Balor misses the Coup de Grace. Owens hits the cannonball in the corner. Balor hits Sling Blade. Owens stops him from climbing to the top. Balor kicks him in the head and htis the Coup de Grace. Owens kicks out, though! They battle it out on the turnbuckle and Owens hits a rolling fireman's carry slam for a two-count. He goes for a senton and Balor puts his knees up. Balor dodges a pop-up powerbomb. He hits the Coup de Grace for the win.
WINNER (and new NXT champion): Finn Balor via pinfall.
Best match of the night.
After celebrating, Owens and Balor stare each other down. Balor puts his hand out for Owens to shake. Owens contemplates it, then leaves.
King Barrett and Kane vs. John Cena and Dolph Ziggler
So....this is the main event. Hm. There isn't too much to this, as it's just a random Raw filler match. It's not bad, but it's not keeping my attention and since it's 7am here and I haven't gone to sleep yet (and if you follow my exploits, you know how little I sleep anyway), I'm getting tired as well. If you expected this to end with everyone fighting in the ring and Cena hitting an Attitude Adjustment on Barrett, you're right.
WINNERS: John Cena and Dolph Ziggler via pinfall
Side note to end this coverage: there's a sign that says "I'm deaf" LMAO.
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