August 23, 2016
(taped August 16, 2016)
City: Uncasville, CT
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Commentary: Tom Phillips, David Otunga
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
“On My Own” by CFO$
Rhyno vs Erick Rowan
(referee: Dan Engler)
Result: Erick Rowan wins via pinfall after a full-nelson slam
This battle between big beefy brutes was okay. Kind of slow. Rowan dominated most of the match with Rhyno only getting a little offense here and there.
From RAW, Finn Balor had to relinquish the Universal Title after an injury in the title match at Summer Slam.
From RAW, Charlotte celebrated her victory at Summer Slam, and Dana Brooke faced Bayley in a match.
The Vaudevillains vs The Hype Bros
(referee: Jason Ayers)
Result: Zack Ryder pins Aiden English after a Hype Ryder
Time: 7:55 (1 break)
A surprising good and entertaining match. The energy stayed up the entire time (with Mojo that’s hardly a surprise), and the final few minutes were especially good with a few believable near-finishes for both teams.
From RAW, a replay of part of the Jericho versus Reigns match.
Not a bad show. Better than last week’s Main Event for sure. The tag match is definitely worth watching.
Match of the Night
The Vaudevillains vs Hype Bros
Easily the better match of the night. Rhyno versus Rowan was slow, but the tag match was energetic. The surprisingly well done finish also put the tag match way over the top.