Hit Row interrupted the latest news from Maximum Male Models, removed Max and Maxine Dupri, ma.çé and mån.sôör̃ from the square circle and gave a live concert of their new single, “We’re Back”.
This was a good use for Hit Row and allowed them to showcase talent outside the square circle, which should help them put up with fans who are still unsure whether to accept the new act on Friday night.
After the break, Karrion Kross and Scarlett made a pre-recorded promo in which the former claimed that Drew McIntyre had been chosen by the powers over him and deep down even The Scottish Warrior knows they were wrong.
The presentation, with the hourglass deflating the moment he made his last exclamation, and the intensity Kross displayed, made this a great thing that considered his motivation and served as an ominous reminder that he is still a player to be in the to keep an eye on. the main event scene.
Back in the arena, Sami Zayn, Ricochet, Madcap Moss, Happy Corbin and Sheamus headed to the square circle for a Fatal 5-Way No. 1 Contender’s match in which the winner would challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship at Clash at the Castle.
Sheamus overcame a bruised and cut leg to deliver three dozen Beats of the Bodhran, but was swept to the ground along with Corbin by a red-hot Zayn. The hometown hero delivered Moss a Blue Thunder Bomb for a high-quality near-naval as fans began chanting his name.
Ricochet unloaded his load and four of the five men hit the mat en route to the break as officials checked on Zayn, who appeared to be tending an injured left shoulder.
The back-and-forth action that had dominated the match until then continued after the ad-blocking. Zayn made a heroic comeback, but was robbed of victory by Corbin. From there, Sheamus rocked Corbin with the Brogue Kick for the win.
This was a fantastic match and one of the best free TV series WWE has produced all year. The pace was great, the action too, but it was the red-hot crowd and their love for Zayn that made it over the top.
The hometown hero sustained the shoulder injury, fought through it, and seemed to have the thing until that damn Corbin ripped it off him. The look of heartbreak on his face, ruining his chance to impress Roman Reigns, told the bigger story at play.
The public might have wanted Zayn, but it’s safe to say Sheamus vs. Gunther on September 2 in Cardiff, Wales, will be a blast of a match and one of the most physical we’ll ever see in WWE.
Great booking, an even better audience, the underdog storyline, and the dastardly heel ruining the desired outcome helped this one earn its mark.
Sheamus defeated Ricochet, Corbin, Moss and Zayn