WWE’s Super ShowDown pay-per-view took place on Friday, July 7th at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
– Today’s Kickoff Show panel consists for Charly Caruso, Dave Otunga and Beth Phoenix. They’re broadcasting from WWE Headquarters in Connecticut instead of the arena in Jeddeh. They run down the card for today’s show, and then we go to some video packages.
– We see pre-taped promos from Paul Heyman and Seth Rollins. Rollins says he’s not at 100% tonight after Lesnar beat him down on Monday.
– The Usos vs. The Revival: Michael Cole mentions on commentary that it’s 100 degrees in the arena. The Usos control the opening moments of this one and they dump both Revival members out to ringside. The Revival takes a breather and regroups on the floor. Back in the ring, Wilder turns things around against Jimmy and stomps on him in the corner. Dawson tags in for the double team, and then a vertical suplex for a two count on Jimmy. Wilder tags back in, but Jimmy drops him with a boot to the head. Jey finally gets the hot tag and cleans house. Dawson tags in and Jey kicks him down then hits the running butt bump in the corner for a two count. Jey follows up with a running cross body for another two count. Jey looks for another running butt bump, but Dawson dodges it. Jey rolls up Dawson in an inside cradle, but Wilder distracts the ref from counting. Uso knocks Wilder off the apron, then Dawson hits Uso with a spinebuster for a two count. Jimmy tags in and the Usos clean house now. The Usos hit double superkicks on both Revival members, then Jimmy pins Wilder for the three count.
Winners: The Usos
– Back at WWE headquarters, Caruso, Otunga and Phoenix wrap up the Kickoff Show and send us to Super ShowDown.
WWE Super ShowDown results:
– The broadcast open up with a video package looking at tonight’s marquee matches. We go to the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium where they launch a big fireworks display above the arena.
– Seth Rollins (c) vs. Baron Corbin: Rollins’ Universal Title is on the line in this one. The Champion appears to be selling a rib injury after Brock Lesnar beat him down on Monday. Corbin starts off strong in this one and he focuses in on the taped up ribs of Seth Rollins. It’s looking bad for Seth, but he starts fighting back with chops and elbow strikes. Rollins dodges a shot from Corbin and hits the Sling Blade on him. Corbin rolls out to the floor and Rollins hits a dive on him. Rollins throws Corbin back in the ring, but Corbin rolls back outside, so Rollins hits another dive on him. Back in the ring, Corbin rolls out again and Rollins looks for the dive one more time, but this time Corbin intercepts Rollins with an uppercut. Corbin follows up with a suplex for a two count. Corbin freaks out at the ref. Corbin nails Rollins again for another two count, and now he really freaks out at the referee. Corbin grabs a steel chair from ringside but the referee stops him. Corbin gets into it with the ref again, and this time the referee gets fed up. The referee shoves Corbin and this leads to Rollins rolling up Corbin from behind for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
– After the match, Corbin attacks Rollins. After Corbin leaves, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman come out with his Money In The Bank contract. Heyman trips on his way in the ring and distracts Lesnar. Before Lesnar can cash in, Rollins hits a low blow on Brock and starts beating on Brock with the chair in the ring. Rollins curb stomps Lesnar face-first onto the briefcase. Rollins leaves, and then Brock and Heyman leave with the briefcase. There was no cash-in.
– Finn Balor (c) vs. Andrade: Balor is dressed as The Demon tonight. Balor starts off strong and works on keeping Andrade grounded. Andrade fights back with a jawbreaker and a running knee strike to the face. Andrade looks for the hammerlock DDT early, but Balor fights out and dropkicks Andrade. Balor follows up with a double foot stomp, then he sends Andrade out to ringside. Back in the ring, Andrade hits a series of three vertical suplexes to turn things around. Balor fights back with some chops and a Sling Blade, but Andrade shuts him down with a big knee strike. They fight out to ringside and Andrade looks for a powerbomb, but Balor reverses it into a double foot stomp. Back in the ring, Balor hits another double foot stomp for a two count. Andrade fights back and hits his hammerlock DDT, but Balor gets the shoulder up at two. Balor comes back with a powerbomb and a running dropkick, then he climbs to the top turnbuckle. Andrade meets Balor at the top turnbuckle, but Balor knocks him off and follows up with the Coup De Grace for the three count.
Winner & still Intercontinental Champion:
– We see some pre-taped promos for the Battle Royal tonight from The Miz and Jinder Mahal.
– Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon: Drew McIntyre comes out with Shane, and it looks like he’ll be in Shane’s corner at ringside. Reigns gets a big fireworks display for his entrance. The opening bell sounds and Drew causes a distraction right out of the gate, leading to Shane scoring a flurry of strikes on Reigns. Reigns starts to mount a comeback, but Drew causes a distraction again and Shane drops Reigns with a flying back elbow. Shane continues the strikes until Reigns fights back with a powerbomb for a two count, then Shane rolls outside for a breather. Reigns follows Shane outside and drops Reigns at ringside. Back in the ring, Shane and Reigns go at it until Reigns hits Shane with a stiff right hand and Shane goes down. Shane seems to accidentally hit referee Charles Robinson in the eye with his hand, and the ref is down. Drew McIntyre runs in and hits Reigns with the Claymore kick while the ref is down. Drew rolls out of the ring, then Shane covers Reigns for the three count.
Winner: Shane McMahon
– After the match, Drew carries Shane up the ramp on his shoulders and there is a big fireworks display.
– Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods are backstage for an interview with Byron Saxton about Kofi’s WWE Title defense tonight.
– Lucha House Party vs. Lars Sullivan: Lars overpowers the Luchas and takes control of this one early on. Lars clears the ring and then starts focusing on Kalisto. Lars hits some clubbing blows on Kalisto, then he climbs to the top rope. Before Lars can leap, Metalik and Dorado come in and knocks down Lars. The ref calls for the bell since the non-legal members of House Party wouldn’t leave the ring. Dorado, Metalik and Kalisto triple team Lars down and hit a series of flying strikes on him.
Winner via DQ: Lars Sullivan
As the Lucha House Party starts walking up the ramp, Lars Sullivan follows them and beats them down at ringside. Lars leaves them all laying and laughs.
– Triple H vs. Randy Orton: Orton and Triple H lock up off the opening bell, and Orton backs HHH into the corner. HHH turns the tide and holds Randy in the corner until the ref calls for the break, then the former Evolution members have a stare-down. They brawl out to ringside and Triple H works over Orton’s shoulder until Orton slams HHH into the announce table. Back in the ring, Orton controls the pace now and he tries to keep The Game grounded and wears him down. Triple H fights back with a facebuster and then a clothesline for a two count. They fight into the corner, then Triple H looks for a spinebuster, but Orton escapes. Orton looks for the RKO, but Triple H escapes and clotheslines Orton down from behind. Triple H does the “suck it” gesture at Randy and then charges at him, but Orton catches him and spins him around for a powerslam for a two count. Orton follows up with the draping DDT from the middle rope. Orton wastes some time and then looks for the RKO, but HHH fights him off and hits a spinebuster for a two count. Orton tries to reverse the pin into a pin attempt of his own, but HHH kicks out and puts Orton in the Crossface on the mat. Orton breaks free, and Triple H looks for the Pedigree, but Orton reverses into a back body drop. Orton follows up with the RKO and pins, but HHH kicks out at two. Triple H fights back and takes things out to the ringside floor, where HHH slams Orton on top of the announce table four times. HHH takes Orton back in the ring. HHH goes to grab Orton on the mat, but Orton leaps up and hits the RKO out of nowhere. Orton pins for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
– Michael Cole introduces footage of R-Truth and Jinder Mahal fighting for the 24/7 Title at the airport and in the airplane. Jinder wins the Title, but then Truth finds Jinder sleeping on the plane and pins him in his seat. The other wrestlers in the plane start chasing after Truth to try to pin him for the Title. Truth locks himself in the restroom, then starts talking to his Title belt.
– Baron Corbin approaches Byron Saxton backstage and complains about the referee screwing him over in his match against Rollins. Corbin tells Byron to go find someone who can fix it.
– Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman: Bobby Lashley has a new entrance, where he stands and poses on a podium with a spotlight on him. When Braun makes his entrance after, he picks up Bobby’s podium and throws it off the stage. Lashley gets in a lot of offense in the opening moments of this one, and he takes Braun down to the mat. Bobby tries to keep Braun grounded with mat wrestling and a chin lock. Braun fights back with a spinebuster, and then he hits some running shoulder tackles on Bobby. Braun hits the running splash in the corner, then Lashley rolls outside for a breather. Braun runs around the ring and tackles Bobby on the floor twice. Lashley fights back and returns the favor with a running tackle of his own. Bobby takes Braun up the ramp and suplexes Braun on the steel with ease. Back in the ring, Bobby goes to the top rope, but Braun gets up and grabs him and throws Lashley down to the mat. Braun hits a slam on Lashley, then follows up with the running powerslam for the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
– We see promos from Samoa Joe and Ali talking about their spots in the 50-Man Battle Royal tonight.
– Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler: Kofi Kingston’s WWE Title is on the line in this one. Xavier Woods is at ringside. Ziggler starts off strong and dropkicks the Champion for a one count. Ziggler follows up with a neckbreaker for another pin attempt, then Ziggler continues the offense on the mat. Ziggler repeatedly kicks out Kofi’s legs and tries to keep him grounded. Kofi finally fights back after slamming Ziggler in the corner. Kofi hits a lariat and then the Boom Drop on Ziggler. Ziggler steps out to the apron to buy himself some time, then he elbows Kofi in the face. Ziggler follows up with a DDT for a two count. Ziggler looks for a superplex, but Kofi knocks him off the turnbuckle and then hits a frogsplash. Ziggler reverses the pin for a two count. Ziggler looks for the Fameasser, but Kofi escapes and they scramble on the mat and trade pin attempts. Ziggler misses a punch and Kofi hits the SOS for a two count. Ziggler rallies back and lays out Kofi, but then behind the ref’s back, Woods kicks Ziggler in the face from the apron. This leads to Kofi getting the pin on Ziggler to retain the Title.
Winner & still WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
– Kingston and Woods celebrate in the ring as referee Charles Robinson walks Ziggler up the ramp. Kofi high-fives some kids at ringside.
– Ziggler is backstage for an interview now. Ziggler says he thought Kofi was a hero, but now we all know Kofi is a coward, because they cheated to win. Ziggler says it should have been him, but Kofi has his buddy Woods taking care of his business for him. Ziggler demands a rematch with no interference this time. Ziggler says he wants Kofi in a steel cage.
– Michael Cole introduces a video package of fans in the arena before the show talking about how excited they are for tonight.
– 50-Man Battle Royal: Most of the wrestlers all come out at once before the match, including Shinsuke Nakamura, Robert Roode and others. The Miz, Cesaro, Samoa Joe, Titus, and Elias have their own individual entrances. As Elias is singing for his entrance, The Miz hops out of the ring and grabs him and throws him in the ring. The opening bell sounds and all fifty men start brawling. Both Singh Brothers are the first two eliminations. Karl Anderson is eliminated next, then Eric Young. Gallows and Slater are out next. Axel, Dallas and Tozawa are eliminated next. No Way Jose gets eliminated next, then Mojo and Kendrick. Gulak gets eliminated next, and then Tony Nese. The Viking Raiders find each other in the melee in the ring and start teaming up on people. The Raiders face off with Heavy Machinery and the AOP and all three teams strt brawling with each other. The AOP throw Tucker out, then the Raiders eliminate Akam and Rezar. We see Titus emerge from under the ring, and it looks like he’s been hiding the whole match so far. Titus gets in the ring fresh and starts dropping people. Titus eliminates both Viking Raiders. Xavier Woods eliminates Buddy Murphy, then Joe eliminates Ryder and Hawkins. Rusev and Nakamura team up to eliminate Gable, then Nakamura eliminates Crews. Ricochet eliminates Jinder. Otis drops Rusev and Nakamura, then hits the Caterpillar on them. Rowan hits Otis from behind then eliminates him. Rowan hits the Iron Claw on Xavier Woods then eliminates him. The Usos double superkick Rowan and eliminate him, then The Revival eliminates The Usos. Matt hits the Twist of Fate on Wilder and eliminates him, then he does the same to Dawson. Cesaro runs up behind Matt and eliminates him. Cesaro swings Cedric Alexander and then slingshots him over the top rope for the elimination. Sin Car hits hurricanrana on Cesaro, then on Nakamura. Sun Cara eliminates Nakamura, then Rusev eliminates Sin Cara. Rusev gets eliminated next, then Roode gets eliminated. The Miz starts hitting Cesaro and Elias with kicks, but Cesaro ducks one, and then Elias eliminates Miz. Ali and Ricochet take turns beating on Cesaro, but then Joe flattens both Ali and Ricochet. Ali and Ricochet team up to suplex Joe outside for the elimination. Cesaro then knocks Ricochet and Ali out for the elimination. Mansoor then eliminates Cesaro. It’s down to Mansoor and Elias. Elias drops Mansoor and it looks like Elias is in control, but then Mansoor superkicks Elias and then back body drops Elias to the outside for the elimination.
– Mansoor runs into the crowd to celebrate fter the match, and he shakes hands with Ali. Byron interviews Mansoor in the ring after the match and asks him how it feels to win the most prestigious battle royal in WWE history, and do it in his home country. Mansoor says he doesn’t have words to describe how important this moment is. He talks about his dream coming true, and winning the most historic battle royal in WWE history.
– Goldberg vs. The Undertaker: We see the outside of Goldberg’s locker room door backstage. We hear what is presumably Goldberg headbutting the inside of the door, and then he emerges with a cut on his forehead and makes the walk to the ring. The Undertaker enters second. The opening bell sounds and Goldberg and Taker come to the center of the ring and stare each other down. Goldberg does the throat cutting motion at Taker, then Taker nails him with a right hand. Goldberg bounces off the ropes and answers with a spear on Undertaker. Goldberg gets up and hits a second spear on Undertaker, for a two count. Undertaker sits up, then grabs Goldberg by the throat. Goldberg fights out and puts Undertaker in a knee bar. Undertaker reaches the bottom rope to break the hold. Goldberg looks for a spear, but Taker dodges, and Goldberg hits the ring post hard. It looks like Goldberg cut himself open the hard way on the ring post, and he is bleeding heavily now. Taker starts working over Goldberg’s shoulder, then Undertaker does the Old School walk across the top rope and he nails Goldberg. Taker grabs Goldberg and chokeslams him. Undertaker calls for the Tombstone and he nails it, but Goldberg kicks out at two. Undertaker takes Goldberg into the corner for some punches. Taker misses a clothesline and Goldberg runs the ropes, then they collide mid-ring and both men are down. They get up and trade right hands now. Taker whips Goldberg in the corner and hits a running splash on him, then the Snake Eyes on the top turnbuckle. Taker bounces off the rope for a clothesline, but Goldberg explodes out of nowhere with a spear on the Dead Man. Goldberg calls for the Jackhammer and goes for it, but he doesn’t quite get it right and Taker lands on his head. Goldberg pins for a two count. Goldberg looks for a Tombstone of his own, but Taker fights out and gives Goldberg a chokeslam for the three count.
Winner: The Undertaker
– A medic immediately hits the ring to check on Goldberg and they walk Goldberg to the back. Undertaker stands in the ring with the lights off and he doesn’t look happy. Taker poses on one knee as a massive fireworks display goes off above and inside the stadium and Super ShowDown goes off the air.