Aug 26, 2019
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
Share your thoughts on tonight’s show in the Disqus section below! You can also participate via social media by using the #WZChat hashtag to voice your thoughts on tonight’s show. We want you to share our exclusive coverage page by clicking the social media buttons at the bottom of the article!
In-Ring Segment: Sasha Banks
Banks says everyone wants to why and where she has been. For four months Banks was out of sight minding her own business. Everyone was talking about how Banks threw a fit. She did. How Banks was crying on the floor at WrestleMania. She did. Banks was stuck in a tag team match that she didn’t care about. Defending tag team titles that she cared even less about. All the while, Becky Lynch was main eventing WrestleMania against Ronda Rousey. Banks came back to work but waited for the right moment. That moment was when Natalya was going on and on about her father. Banks is now the center of attention as she should be. Before Banks can finish, Natalya runs down to the ring. Natalya tackles Banks and lands a few right hands. Banks fires back. Natalya pushes Banks into the ring steps. Officials separate Banks and Natalya.
Backstage, The Street Profits run down the rest of tonight’s card.
King of the Ring Round One: Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre tosses Ricochet all over the ring. Ricochet sends McIntyre to the outside. Ricochet misses a moonsault off the apron to the outside. Ricochet lands on his feet and tries a tilt-a-whirl. McIntyre puts on the breaks and backbreakers Ricochet on the barricade. McIntyre doesn’t let Ricochet go. McIntyre carries Ricochet up the steps and delivers a backbreaker using the apron. After the break, Ricochet fires up and lands a springboard dropkick. Ricochet takes McIntyre out with a dive to the outside. Ricochet tries a reverse ranna but McIntyre reverses it into the inverted Alabama slam. Ricochet kicks out. Ricochet catches McIntyre and hits a northern lights suplex.
Ricochet tries a falcon arrow by McIntyre reverses it into a vertical suplex toss. Ricochet surprises McIntyre with a standing shooting star. McIntyre kicks out at two. McIntyre blasts Ricochet with a stiff right hand that sends Ricochet falling to the outside. Ricochet leaps off the ring steps but McIntyre catches Ricochet in midair with the Glasgow kiss. McIntyre sends Ricochet back into the ring. McIntyre calls for the Claymore. Ricochet superkicks McIntyre. McIntyre turns Ricochet inside out with a lariat. McIntyre lands a crushing sit-out powerbomb for another long two count. McIntyre pushes Ricochet into the corner. Ricochet lands on the top rope. McIntyre jumps off the top and hits the Recoil. Ricochet goes back up top and lands the 630 for the win!
Ricochet has advanced to the quarterfinals of the King of the Ring Tournament
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 27, 2019