WWE Great Balls Of Fire Results 7/9
Sunday, July 9, 2017
We're live with the Great Balls Of Fire pay-per-view at American Airlines Arena in Dallas
Cruiserweight Champion Neville vs Akira Tozawa with Titus O'Neil
Tozawa ends a seesaw opening flurry by landing a kick to the King of the Cruiserweights' head, but Neville retaliates with a jumping kick as Tozawa ran full speed into it. Neville flung Tozawa into the crowd barricade as we go to a commercial break on the WWE Network.
Neville has Tozawa grounded as we return from break, but the challenger starts chanting "ah" with a series of knife-edged chops to Neville's chest. Tozawa then hammers Neville with a kick off the top ropes and follows up with a suicide dive, driving his shoulder into the champ's nose.
Neville catches Tozawa on his shoulders as he attempted to fly off the ropes, but the challenger locks in an Octopus Stretch submission maneuver. Neville is able to break the hold.
Tozawa whiffs on a top-rope jump and Neville nails him with a forearm off the ropes. Neville then drouble dropkicks Tozawa as he was tied up in the ropes.
Tozawa fires back with a Shining Wizard kick off the ropes after he got a near fall off a roll-up pin attempt and goes for a Senton off the top rope, but Neville breaks the Tozawa offensive by slipping out of the ring. Neville then levels Tozawa by picking him up and dropping groin-first onto the top rope and kicking the rope up to further add insult to the groin injury. Neville then lands another kick to the midsection and gets the pin to retain his championship.
Winner: Cruiserweight Champ Neville Retains Belt
Bray Wyatt vs Seth Rollins
As the main pay-per-view card begins, the fireflies are out in Dallas as Wyatt makes his way to the ring with his lantern. Wyatt blows out his lantern to reveal he's wearing a leather jacket with spikes on the shoulders. The crowd erupts for the Kingslayer as he makes his grand entrance in his silver and black gear.
Rollins opens with a spinning neckbreaker and kick to Wyatt's spine. The Eater of Worlds backs Rollins into a corner, whiffs on an elbow attempt and then hangs upside down in the corner staring down the Architect. Rollins scores a snapmare takedown, but Wyatt soon takes control with some elbows.
Rollins lands some right hands on the ring apron, but Wyatt bounces Rollins face-first off the steel steps before bouncing him off the barricade with a running shoulder tackle. Wyatt rolls Rollins in the ring, gets him in a corner and pounds away at him with some right hands. The Eater of Worlds then Superplexes Rollins off the second rope.
After trading blows, Wyatt spikes Rollins face first off the ring apron. The Kingslayer fights back, rolling away from a running Senton attempt which grounds Wyatt momentarily. Rollins then catches Wyatt with a knee, a dropkick and then a suicide dive. Seth Freakin Rollins then hits a springboard forearm off the top rope for a near fall, and follows up with a Slingblade and a Blockbuster. Wyatt kicks out at two.
Wyatt fights back with a massive clothesline, but Rollins reverses a suplex attempt into a Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Wyatt knocks him off balance and then bounces his chin off his shoulder from the top rope. Wyatt hits a Ura-Nage, but Rollins kicks out at two.
As Wyatt and Rollins were punching each other through the ropes, the referee turned his back to try to pull Rollins away and Wyatt catches the Kingslayer with an Eye Poke. Wyatt then hits Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Enzo Amore vs Big Cass
In the battle of the realest guys in the room, Enzo tries a flurry of fists but Cass powers out of it with thunderous strikes to the Certified G's back. The seven-foot heel then torques Amore's chin away from his shoulder and follows up with a Fallaway Slam.
Cass continues the beating with a Corner Splash as the crowd chants, "Cas#####." Cass lays Enzo prone on the ropes and savagely and repeatedly beats on his back. Cass then grabs two hands full of ropes for leverage and plants his boot on Amore's neck. Cass then presses Enzo over his head and tosses him out of the ring like a bag of trash.
Enzo barely drags himself back into the ring before the count out. Big Cass then Brooklyn Boots Enzo's head off his shoulders for the 3-count as he finishes the squash match.
Winner: Big Cass
Raw Tag Champs Sheamus & Cesaro vs The Hardy Boyz - 30 minute Ironman Match
Matt Hardy and Sheamus starts off, but Cesaro quickly runs into the ring as a distraction. Sheamus then nails Matt with a Brogue Kick for a pinfall in the the first 16 seconds. Sheamus & Cesaro 1-0
Jeff tags in and clears the ring as Cesaro tagged in to try to double team with Sheamus, but Jeff dropped both of them with a kick. Cesaro works Jeff into the heel corner and tags in the Celtic Warrior. Jeff works Sheamus into the Hardy corner, tags Matt and Matt chops Sheamus' arm. Matt then tosses Sheamus out of the ring and repeatedly bounces his head off the ring apron as the crowd chants "delete."
Jeff tags in and they double team Sheamus, each hitting an elbow off the rope before Jeff hits a Senton and Matt clubs the Celtic Warrior on the head. Sheamus then throws Jeff out of the ring and the heel champs began double team beating Jeff before Matt breaks up the attack.
Cesaro tags as Sheamus tosses Jeff back in the ring. The Swiss Cyborg hits a European Uppercut for a two-count. Cesaro gets another two count after hitting a massive Gut Wrench. Sheamus tags and gets an arm lock on Jeff. Sheamus drags Jeff to the corner, tags Cesaro, steps on Jeff's throat as Cesaro kicks him in the midsection.
Sheamus then scoops Jeff up off the ropes and nails a thunderous powerslam for a two-count. Cesaro tags in and grounds Jeff with a side headlock. Cesaro then cheapshot kicks Matt Hardy off the ring apron. Jeff flips Cesaro over his back, but has no one to tag with Matt grounded. Sheamus tags and they double team slam Jeff for their second pinfall. Sheamus & Cesaro 2-0
Sheamus tries to splash Jeff in the corner, but Jeff slips out of the way and Sheamus rams his shoulder into the ring post and falls out of the ring. Cesaro and Matt tag. Matt then rams Cesaro's head off the top, middle and bottom turnbuckles in one corner before hitting a running bulldog for a two count.
Matt then hits an elbow off the second rope to the back of Cesaro's neck. Jeff tags, kicks Sheamus off the ring apron, double team for Poetry In Motion, Matt hits side effect and then Jeff hits twist of fate on Cesaro for a pinfall. Sheamus & Cesaro 2-1
Sheamus tags and gets hit with a mulekick by Jeff before getting a two count. Jeff then kicks Sheamus into the Hardy corner and tags Matt. They double team for a suplex, but Cesaro jumps in the ring to spoil the pin attempt.
With the champs out of the ring, Jeff tags and jumps off Matt's back into a suicide dive to take out both Sheamus and Cesaro. Matt tags and flings Sheamus back into the ring, and while the ref's back was turned Cesaro rammed Matt head first into a ring post to get counted out. Sheamus & Cesaro 3-1
Sheamus lands a massive kick to Matt's chest before tagging Cesaro. The Swiss Cyborg punches and kicks Matt into the heel corner before tagging Sheamus as they both stomp on Matt. Sheamus then drives his knees into Matt's back repeatedly. Sheamus then lands three Beats of the Bodhran before tossing Matt out of the ring. Cesaro tags and then hits a European Uppercut on Matt outside the ring. Sheamus tags and they double team suplex Matt, who kicks out at two.
Sheamus had Matt in a side chinlock, but Matt reverses out of it into a Side Effect for a two count. Cesaro tags, kicks Jeff off the ring apron and then locks Matt in the Sharpshooter. Jeff then interrupts to break the hold. As Cesaro has Matt in a headlock, Sheamus races over to the Hardys' corner and pulls Jeff's legs out from under him.
Jeff tags and then Matt gets Cesaro in a backslide while Jeff hits a jumping split kick for a pin. Sheamus & Cesaro 3-2
Sheamus and Cesaro try to double team Jeff but Matt knocks Cesaro out of the ring. Jeff fires back with an inverted atomic drop, a split kick to the midsection and a dropkick for a two count. Sheamus and Matt tag in and Matt gets a two count off a running senton.
Matt then hits a moonsault off the top rope for a two count as Cesaro broke up the pinning attempt. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but Matt reverses and hits twist of fate off the top rope to tie up the match with 2 minutes, 44 seconds left. Tied 3-3
The official is checking on Sheamus who hit face first off the twist of fate. Jeff tags. Cesaro pulls Sheamus out of the ring, and Jeff jumps off the ropes to take them both out outside the ring. Matt and Jeff double team, nailing Sheamus off the top rope but Cesaro broke up the pin attempt.
Cesaro and Matt are now the legal men. As Sheamus entered the ring, Matt and Sheamus double clothesline each other as Jeff tags Matt's back. Jeff then hits a Swanton on Sheamus, but Cesaro comes from out of nowhere to pull Jeff off Sheamus for the winning pin.
Winners: Sheamus & Cesaro Retain Raw Tag Team Belts
Raw Women's Champ Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks
The Goddess and The Boss toy with each other early as Banks shoves Bliss in the back of the head as they are tied up on the ropes. Banks then tosses Bliss out of the ring.
The Boss throws Bliss across the ring with an arm drag, hits double knees in the corner and gets a snapmare takedown for a two count.
Bliss pulls her arm out of joint and then puts it back in as she ambushes The Boss who was looking on with concern that Bliss might be injured.
Bliss hits a backstabber, but Banks rolls through into a Banks Statement. Bliss breaks the hold. Bliss then pulls Banks feet first off the ring apron, hitting her back hard.
The champ then hits a standing STO, hits double knees to the back and then hits another handspring double knees to the back for a two count.
The Goddess then yanks Banks by the hair and hits her back across the champ's knee. Bliss then tries to pin three times and Banks kicks out all three times.
The Boss battles back by hitting a suplex on the champ into the corner. The challenger then hits a series of clotheslines, a belly-to-back suplex and a running knee to the jaw of the champ, but Bliss kicks out.
The champ hits a sunset flip suplex off the ropes, but Banks kicks out. Bliss tries for another pinning combo, but Banks reverses into the Banks Statement. Bliss crawled her way to a rope break.
Bliss rolls out of the ring, but Banks clobbers her outside the ring and pulls her back in. Bliss rolls out again, and this time she intentionally stays out of the ring to lose by count out but retain the belt.
After the match, Banks tries to attack Bliss at the stage at the top of the ramp. Bliss counters and takes Banks to the announce table, intending to DDT her through it. Banks fights back, throws Bliss off the announce table and hits double knees on Bliss to drop her at the side of the ramp.
Winner: Sasha Banks By Count Out
Intercontinental Champ The Miz with The Miztourage and Maryse vs Dean Ambrose
At the start of the match, Ambrose promptly rolls out of the ring and sucker punches Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas out of the ring.
Axel then distracts the Lunatic Fringe and Miz elbows him in the back of the head and stomps him when he's down. During a scramble, The Miz sends Ambrose to the mat face first in a DDT, but the challenger kicks out.
The Miz continues the assault with a strike to the back of Ambrose's neck. The champ then hit a series of kicks to Ambrose's chest and back. The Miz whiffs on a kick and Dean tries to roll him up, but Ambrose kicks out. Miz then hits a roughrider in the corner.
Ambrose fights back with a series of forearms and clotheslines off the ropes. Ambrose nearly wins the Intercontinental gold for the third time, but Miz kicks out at the last second.
After Ambrose hit a few knees to the midsection, The Miz comes off the ropes and kicks Ambrose's knee out. Miz then hangs Ambrose up in the corner and begins to go to work on the knee. Ambrose reverses with a clothesline that nearly takes The Miz's head off.
Miz fights back by getting the Figure Four Leglock, but Ambrose works his way to a rope break. The Miz then Daniel Bryan-style kicks Ambrose to the chest as the crowd chants "yes." Ambrose fights back with some forearms and a top rope elbow for a two count.
Maryse tries to provide a distraction to allow The Miztourage to attack Ambrose, but the challenger fights his way out of it. Miz misses a suicide kick attempt and then Ambrose takes out all three guys from the top rope.
Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds, but Maryse saves The Miz and pulls him out of harm's way. Ambrose continues the assault out of the ring. Axel tries to interfere but Ambrose clears him out of the ring, elbows Miz on the chin and goes for a clothesline off the ropes. However, Bo Dallas gets on the ring apron and elbows Ambrose in the back of the head with the ref's back turned. Miz then hits the Skullcrushing Finale for the victory.
Winner: The Miz Retains Intercontinental Belt
Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman - Ambulance Match
The Monster Among Men opens up with a huge corner splash to ragdoll Reigns to the mat. Strowman then clubs Reigns in the chest and kicks him out of the ring. He tries to ram Reigns into a ring post, but Roman reverses and tosses Strowman into it. Strowman rebounds by slamming Roman's back into another ring post and the steel steps.
Strowman then picks up steps and nails Roman in the face with them and hits him again in the back. Reigns fights back with elbows and strikes which fail to knock Strowman off his feet. He tried to launch himself off the ropes but Strowman caught him by the throat and slams him to the mat. The Monster Among Men then hits an explosive powerslam and momentarily goes for a pin before realizing he has to win by the ambulance stipulation.
Strowman tries to drag Reigns to the ambulance, but he escapes back to the ring. Reigns then hits a huge Samoan Drop on Strowman but The Monster Among Men tosses him off of him. Reigns hits a Drive-By Kick on the surgically repaired elbow outside the ring. He peels the elbow pad off Strowman and begins striking the exposed elbow with a chair against the ring post. Reigns then repeatedly hits Strowman with chair shots and The Monster keeps coming. Strowman then knocks away the chair and rams him into the barricade.
Strowman continues the assault by ramming Reigns against the screens on the ring entrance stage. Reigns fights back with three right hands, but Strowman then grabs him and throws him off the stage up against the side of the ambulance. Strowman then opens the ambulance doors. He drags Reigns by the hair to the back of the ambulance, but Reigns reverses by bouncing Strowman's head off the door. Strowman nearly throws Reigns in the ambulance, but he escapes and then hits a Superman Punch.
Reigns hits a second Superman Punch, but Strowman is still standing. Reigns tries to stuff Strowman into the ambulance, but he hangs on, grabs a backboard out of the ambulance and begins hammering Reigns in the back with it. Strowman then grabs the stretcher out of the ambulance. He shot puts Reigns across the stage, but whiffs on a shoulder tackle against the screen and runs right into it. Strowman then gets launched through the LED wall of the stage.
Reigns then bashes Strowman on the head with a lighting grid. As Reigns goes for a spear near the back of the ambulance, Strowman sidesteps him as Reigns launches himself into the back of the ambulance to give The Monster Among Men the victory.
Reigns fights back with a spear after the match. Reigns then whips Strowman into the back of the ambulance and drives it out of American Airlines Arena. Reigns gets to the parking lot, puts the ambulance in reverse and rams the back of it into a parked trailer.
Reigns walks off as he's confronted by Raw General Manager Kurt Angle who asks for nearby staff to call 9-1-1. Jamie Noble tries to pry the damaged ambulance open to see if Strowman is okay, but nobody can get into the ambulance
Winner: Braun Strowman
Curt Hawkins vs Heath Slater
Slater takes control with an arm drag into an armlock. Hawkins fights back by driving his knee into Slater's back. Audio from the arena says that Slater has won the match as the video footage cut away from the in-ring action.
Winner: Heath Slater
The broadcast cuts back to the parking lot as the Dallas Fire Department pulls up to try to pry the ambulance open with the jaws of life tools.The fire department personnel pry open the ambulance door to get a bloodied Strowman out. He flails around on the ground of the parking lot as he tries to walk his way back to the arena.
WWE Universal Champ Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman vs Samoa Joe
Before the bell rings to start the match, Samoa Joe ambushes Lesnar, driving him into the barricade, punching him with a barrage of right hands and throwing him through an announce table with a Ura-Nage.
Lesnar wobbles mightily as he tries to get back into the ring. Lesnar gives the okay to start the match, and Joe pounces with a knee and an overhead kick to Lesnar's head in the corner. Joe drives some knees into his midsection before the champ lands some knees and drives Joe into a corner.
Joe fights back with a headbutt. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch, but Lesnar breaks out of it by driving Joe into a corner. Lesnar then takes Joe to Suplex City with repeated German Suplexes. Lesnar goes for a fourth suplex, but Joe clutches the ropes, then grabs the official and low blow kicks Lesnar between the legs. Joe then hits a Ura-Nage for a two count.
Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch again. Lesnar's face is turning purple, but he manages to pick up Joe for a side suplex. Lesnar then goes for a splash and drives his shoulder in a post. The Beast Incarnate fights back, though, hitting three more suplexes.
Joe manages to lock in the Coquina Clutch again, and has Lesnar turning purple again. Just as it looks like he's about to go to sleep, he gets Joe up on his shoulders and hits a huge F-5 for the victory.
Winner: Brock Lesnar Retains WWE Universal Championship