Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of the inaugural Stomping Grounds PPV.
Tonight’s show is an odd one because it’s seen precious little build-up, largely thanks to the Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia. Well, Stomping Ground is seeing a lot of rematches from that show, including what I assume will be the main event, Seth Rollins Vs. Baron Corbin. Of course, the only interesting element of this match is who the referee will be, but building anything up like this is sure to result in audience disappointment; because anything less than Stone Cold, John Cena, or CM Punk would be a disappointment. And none of them are showing up. Let’s not be too harsh however, fingers crossed it’s a cool announcement and works with the storyline.
The other major match tonight is Kofi Kingston Vs. Dolph Ziggler in a steel cage match. Much like their last bout, we can expect these two veterans to deliver between the ropes/steel, and this should act as the final match in the feud with an inevitable Kofi win.
Becky Lynch will be taking-on Lacey Evans tonight for the Raw Women’s Championship. This feud has been forgettable for the most part, but any time Evans is in the ring it’s quite hard to watch because she’s incredible sloppy. Lynch is nowhere near the best female wrestler in WWE, so if Evans has another poor outing tonight, this could be a complete train-wreck.
Other matches tonight include Alexa Bliss Vs. Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Roman Reigns Vs. Drew McIntyre, Samoa Joe Vs. Ricochet, New Day Vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn, Tony Nese Vs. Drew Gulak Vs. Akira Tozawa for the Cruiserweight Championship, and Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan Vs. Heavy Machinery with the SmackDown Tag Titles on the line. Should be a solid show, but often cards that don’t jump off the page can be the most fun.
So that’s the preview for tonight’s first-ever Stomping Grounds PPV. Let us know what you’re looking forward to by downloading the Ringside News app or following us on Twitter or Instagram. Enjoy the show!
The Stomping Grounds pre-show begins with The Coach, Charly Caruso, David Otunga, and Booker T running down the entire card.
The first match they dive into is Kofi Kingston Vs. Dolph Ziggler. Booker T and Charly are inside the ring, surrounded by the steel cage, and T talks about how to win a barbaric match like this. He says matches like this test your mental fortitude and both guys are willing to go the extra mile. Big E and Xavier Woods have joined the panel and E pours water all over himself. Big E says that Kofi does not need them to beat anyone. Woods says Kofi is going to do it, just like they will do it against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
Next up is Seth Rollins Vs. Baron Corbin. We see Corbin backstage with Kayla Braxton, rocking a pretty awful beard. He says his special referee is a secret and says he wants to keep Rollins on his toes. Braxton says maybe nobody is taking his offer seriously after what Rollins did to the people he chose. Corbin says what Rollins did was heinous and tonight he slays the beast-slayer. Back with the panel, Booker T says he’s been watching Rollins grow for years. He says Rollins is peaking right now. Caruso says she thinks Seth is scared, and Otunga says he thinks it’s Corbin who is scared. Coach then mentions that there’s always the chance Brock Lesnar cashes-in.
Bayley Vs. Alexa Bliss is the next match up for discussion. Otunga reminds us that Alexa is accused of a manipulator but she’s been hurt by Bayley in the past. Booker says all women do that kind of thing and Charly more or less agrees. And that’s the height of that discussion.
Ricochet has joined the Kick-Off panel. Ricochet talks about how great his journey to WWE has been but it gets even better tonight. Coach says in a few hours he has to get in the ring with the meanest man in WWE, so how does he feel? Ricochet says he’s worked for years to get to this spot, and Samoa Joe is going to bring out the best in him. He says Joe is a bully, relentless and tonight he’s in for the fight of his life. Samoa Joe interrupts the panel from backstage. Joe says Ricochet can’t talk about things like respect because he’s been here for a cup of coffee and it was a bad one. Joe says tonight he’s going to teach Ricochet that there are levels to this and he is not on his level. Ricochet says he’s heard enough talking, that he will show Joe what he’s capable of in the ring.
We see Daniel Bryan backstage, screaming at a referee. He turns back to the camera and tells us that the referee just walked into his shot. He’s angry because he and Rowan aren’t just defending their Championships, they’re trying to save the division from people like The Uso’s, The New Day, and Heavy machinery, teams that shake their hips and make a joke of wrestling. He says people should be thanking them for saving the tag team division, but they aren’t doing it for the people, they’re doing it for wrestling and for the planet. He says they’re fighting for the greater good. Back with the panel, Booker T says he agrees with Bryan. He remembers when he and his brother had to clear the division of trash. Otunga says he feels the same way as well.
Now it’s time to look at Roman Reigns Vs. Drew McIntyre. Shane and Drew are backstage and McIntyre says he’s going to hurt Roman, so much that his children scream at his appearance. Otunga says Roman is too emotional and is prone to making mistakes.
The bell rings and Gulak dropkicks Nese right away. Gulak tosses Tozawa from the ring but Nese shoves him to the corner and tees off. Gulak is knocked from the ring and Nese floors Tozawa with a kick to the chest.
Nese looks for a suplex but Tozawa reverses. Nese hits Gulak with a German suplex while also pinning Tozawa for a two. Nese jumps over the ropes and kicks Gulak. Tozawa then hits a suicide dive to Nese, before running along the apron and diving onto Gulak.
Tozawa gets Nese back in the ring and hits a missile dropkick but Gulak breaks the pin. Gulak is thrown out of the ring and Tozawa goes up top but Nese hits him with a palm strike. Nese hits a gutbuster to Tozawa but again Drew breaks it up. Gulak puts Nese on the apron and drapes him between the ropes, then suplexes Tozawa into Nese.
We come back from a lengthy commercial to see Tozawa tying Gulak up with an octopus stretch. Nese pulls Tozawa off and tosses him into Gulak. Drew reverses Tony and gets him in the body scissors. Nese stretches for the ropes but can’t reach. Tozawa comes out of nowhere with a senton from the top rope to break the hold.
Tozawa hits Gulak with a hurricanrana, then hits a running knee for a two count. Gulak tosses Tozawa out, then tries to do the same to Nese, but the Champion lands on the apron and kicks him. Nese floors Gulak and hits a springboard moonsault for a near-fall. Tozawa and Nese exchange chops until Tozawa feigns one, then sucker-punches him. Gulak superplexes Tozawa, then Nese looks for a 450 but nobody’s home. Nese grabs Gulak and hits an interesting move but Tozawa breaks the pin attempt with a shining wizard and all three men are down. A standing ovation from the fans.
Gulak and Tozawa have an exchange that results in Tozawa dropping him in the corner. Tony Nese hits his running in the corner, then he and Tozawa exchange pin attempts. Tozawa looks for an armbar but Nese lifts Tozawa above him with one arm and powerbombs him into the turnbuckles for a near-fall. Nese looks for the running knee to Gulak again but Drew avoids it. Nese it then knocked out of the ring and Gulak hits Tozawa with the torture rack neckbreaker for the win!
The panel run down the entire card once more, before doing a deep-dive into Becky Lynch Vs. Lacey Evans. Otunga says Lynch has to remember what brought her this far if she wants to retain her belt. Booker T says that Becky has reached the highest heights of the business, while Evans is a thirsty newcomer, so Evans could steal the win. Booker predicts that Lacey Evans will win. And that’s it for the Kick-Off Show!
WWE Stomping Grounds, live from Tacoma Washington opens with the Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, making her entrance.
A collar-and-elbow tie-up starts the match and Becky forces Evans to the corner. Lynch takes Evans down with a leglock and Lacey reaches the ropes. Evans rolls from the ring but Becky chases her and sends her back inside.
Becky kicks Evans, and Lacey tries to return the favour but Becky grabs her foot and walks around in circles before slamming her face-first. Lynch slams Evans’ face into the turnbuckles repeatedly before botching a corner springboard kick, then doing it again and landing it. The fans chant “Lacey sucks”, however that was 100% Becky’s fault. Becky kicks her from the ring and hits a baseball slide.
Back inside the ring, Becky gets a stiff kick in the gut and Evans lands a front facelock slam. She drags Becky around the ringpost and pulls her roughly by the hair. Lacey kicks the ribs of Becky as the fans tell her she can’t wrestle. Evans continues to attack the ribs and trapping the arm. Becky fights up but Evans lands a shoulder tackle.
Becky bridges out of a pinfall attempt, then kicks Evans from another springboard. Becky performs an awkward armbar takedown but Evans gets to the ropes. Evans catches Becky with a drop toe hold into the corner, then hits a handspring bronco buster of sorts. Lynch shoves Evans’ napkin in her mouth, then drops her with clotheslines, and connects with a knee. A Bexploder earns a two count.
Becky looks for a leg-drop from the top rope but Lacey moves. Evans then looks for an elbow drop and Becky gets her knees up. Evans hits a springboard stunner of sorts, then kicks Lynch for a near-fall. Becky reverses Evans and applies the Dis-Arm-Her for the submission win.
Kayla Braxton is backstage, outside Baron Corbin’s office. Paul Heyman walks out and she asks if we’ll be seeing Brock Lesnar tonight. Heyman asks if Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins is here, and they are, so does that propose an opportunity for his client? He walks off and out comes Corbin. He says if she keeps hanging around his locker room he’s going to assume she wants more than an interview. Braxton asks if he has found a referee and he says he has. A person who will call if down the middle, because he doesn’t need any help defeating Seth Rollins.
As soon as the match begins, Owens superkicks Big E off the apron, then hits Woods with three superkicks in a row and a top-rope swanton for a near-fall. Zayn is tagged in and hits Woods with a Blue Thunder Bomb for another near-fall.
Owens tags in again and this time hits a frog splash but Woods kicks out again. Owens punches the head of Woods before tagging Zayn again, who does the same. He taunts Big E before tagging Owens, who hits Woods with a cannonball. Owens talks trash to Big E and hits Woods with a senton. Zayn comes in and stomps Woods before applying a crossface.
Owens is tagged and he looks to clothesline Woods but nobody’s home. Zayn tags in and attacks Big E before Woods can make the tag. Zayn looks for a back suplex but Woods lands on his feet and hits Sami with one. Owens tags in but Big E isn’t back on the apron yet. Woods dodges a senton from KO and connects with wheelbarrow facebuster.
Big E is back on the apron and all sorts of angry. He and Zayn are tagged in and Big E lands belly-to-belly suplexes, followed by a back elbow and a running splash for a two count. Big E catches Sami Zayn with an urinage, then Woods lifts him up on his shoulders and E hits a splash to Zayn. Woods hits a dropkick to Zayn in the corner but Owens breaks it up. Big E lifts Zayn up but gets shoved into the ring post and Sami superkicks Woods. Owens tags in as Zayn hits a Helluva Kick and Owens hits a Pop-Up Powerbomb…but Big E saves the day.
Big E takes out Zayn with a clothesline, but gets taken out with a superkick from Owens, Woods then takes out Owens with a rolling elbow and all four men are down. Woods and Sami roll to the apron and Big E spears Zayn through the ropes. Xavier takes to the top rope but Owens knocks him off and hits the Stunner for the win.
Alexa Bliss is backstage and Nikki Cross appears. Cross wishes Bliss luck for her match against Bayley. Bliss says she knows Cross wanted the tag titles but she feels guilty. Cross tells her not to worry, because the SmackDown Women’s Championship is too special to be with Bayley.
The match gets underway and they lock-up, with Joe taking Ricochet down and kicking him. Ricochet ducks Joe and chops his chest before hitting a headscissors and a dropkick that knocks Joe from the ring.
Ricochet looks for a baseball slide but Joe avoids it and slams him into the apron. Joe tosses Ricochet into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Ricochet avoids Joe in the corner but Joe then hits him with a urinage. Joe tees off on Ricochet and connects with a step-up enziguiri in the corner.
Ricochet tries to fight back but Joe continues to floor him with right hands and elbows. Joe lands an alley-oop powerbomb for a two count, before applying a neck-crank. Ricochet dodges Joe and hits an enziugiri to take the Champ off his feet. Ricochet hits a hurricanrana, followed by a springboard elbow. Joe rolls from the ring but Ricochet hits a spinning tope.
Back inside the ring, Ricochet hits a springboard missile dropkick, followed by a springboard moonsault for a near-fall. Ricochet chops Joe, who gives one right back. Joe counters a handstand springboard from Ricochet with a German suplex and a big clothesline for a two count. Ricochet swings a kick but Joe catches it and flips him backwards. Joe looks for the Coquida Clutch but Ricochet climbs over the ropes and kicks Joe to get out. Ricochet looks for the 630 but Joe moves. Ricochet dodges Joe and hits a Codebreaker, followed by the 630 and the win!
Ricochet celebrates his “first” title win in WWE, posing on the ropes as we see replays. Ricochet makes his way back to Gorilla and he’s greeted by people like Seth Rollins, Charlotte, Carmella, Heavy Machinery and even Triple H. Heavy Machinery then make their way through the curtain.
The match begins with Otis Dozovich and Erick Rowan. The fans are chanting for Daniel Bryan, so the hometown boy tags in.
Bryan kicks the leg of Otis over and over, as the fans cheer. Eventually Otis catches the leg and slaps Bryan’s chest. They lock-up and Otis shoves Bryan across the ring. The fans are booing the babyfaces, while Corey Graves continually makes fat jokes about Otis.
Otis military presses Bryan, then he lifts Bryan for a suplex and Tucker tags in, then takes Bryan from Otis into a suplex of his own. Knight applies a headlock. Bryan reverses a back suplex from Knight and tags Rowan, who body tackles Knight. Rowan tees off on Knight in the corner as the fans chant “please recycle”.
Bryan tags back in and hits a running dropkick/clothesline combo with Rowan to Knight. Bryan applies a surfboard stretch to Tucker before tagging Rowan again. The big man beats on Tucker and the fans begin chanting “buy a Prius”. Otis and Bryan are tagged in and the big man floors the Champion repeatedly, before hitting a miltary press slam. Bryan trips Otis with a drop toe hold in the corner.
Bryan begins hitting Otis with running dropkicks in the corner but Otis catches him with a sit-out for a near-fall. Otis climbs the ropes and looks for a big splash but Bryan moves. D-Bry unloads the Yes Kicks to Otis but Dozovich hulks up and shakes the kicks off. Otis connects with a splash in the corner, followed by the caterpillar. Tucker tags in and they hit a catapult/powerslam move for a near-fall.
Tucker and Bryan are legal and going toe-to-toe. Knight floors Bryan and takes to the top rope, where he looks for a moonsault but nobody’s home. Rowan and Otis tag in. They exchange big blows until Otis caches Rowan with a body slam. He tags Tucker but doesn’t realise Bryan tagged himself in. Heavy Machinery look for the Trash Compactor, but Bryan pulls the rope down and Knight flies to the outside.
Bryan leaps off the top rope and catches Otis with a flying knee. He starts to pump-up but Tucker hits him from behind and goes to the top rope. Knight dives to the outside with a splash to Rowan. He runs back inside but Bryan rolls him up for the win!
The bell rings, and Bliss takes the fight to Bayley, flooring her and stomping away. Bayley gets to her feet and powers Bliss to the corner and takes her down for a two count. Bliss shoves her to the corner and shoulders her. Bayley fights out and hits snake eyes on Bliss. Bliss then slams her into the turnbuckles for a two count.
Bliss chokes Bayley on the ropes and kicks her. Bliss then applies a chin lock. Bliss fights out and stomps away at Bayley. Bliss gets her in the corner and feigns a running attack before stopping and just slaping her in the face. Alexa bows to the crowd, but Bayley explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Bayley stomps her and hits a rolling elbow drop. Bayley charges, but Bliss slaps her in the face. Bayley knocks her off the ropes and knees her in the face.
Bliss hits the ropes, but Bayley knees her. Bayley goes for a sliding dropkick through the corner of the ring, but Bliss dodges it and pulls her shoulder-first into the ring post. Bliss attacks the injured shoulder and yanks away at it. Bliss goes for a head-scissor, but Bayley counters into a back suplex for a two count. Bayley then hits a sunset flip into the turnbuckles. Bliss’ head bounces off the turnbuckles and she rolls to the floor.
Bayley looks for a suicide dive but accidentally hits Cross instead of Alexa. Bliss sends Bayley into the steps, then hits Code Red on the floor. Bliss sends her back into the ring and goes to the top rope. Cross climbs into the ring but the referee holds her back. Bliss is distracted, so Bayley leaps onto the ropes. Alexa fights Bayley off the ropes and goes for Twisted Bliss, but Bayley gets her knees up. Bayley hits Bayley-to-Belly for the win!
We see videos of the recenet 24/7 Championship shenanigans, which included Drake Maverick winning it from R-Truth while dressed as Carmella, then Truth winning it back at Maverick’s wedding, leading to Maverick’s wife asking for a divorce.
Ricochet is shown posing for photos with his United States Championship backstage. Anderson and Gallows walk up and start posing with him, followed by AJ Styles. AJ congratulates him on the win and tells him he’ll see him tomorrow night on Raw.
McIntyre leaves the ring and attacks Roman on the ramp before the match gets officially underway. Roman tosses Drew into the barricade a few times before sending him into the ring and the bell rings.
Reigns slams Drew into the turnbuckles and unloads punches before clotheslining Drew from the ring. Roman hits the ropes and dives onto Drew with a huge leap. Roman runs at Shane, who leaves through the crowd, then cuts back around into ringside. Drew intercepts Roman leaping over the barricade with a right hand. Drew tosses Roman into the steps, then back into the ring.
McIntyre hits Drew with a belly-to-belly for a near-fall. Shane attacks Roman while the referee is distracted. Drew keeps Roman grounded with submissions and some ground-and-pound. Roman fires back with a right hand but Shane again interferes, allowing Drew to hit a spinebuster. McIntyre continues to keep Roman down with submissions – this match is sucking the life from the fans.
Roman finally breaks free and hits Drew with a Samoan drop. Reigns and McIntyre exchange blows with Roman flooring him with a clothesline. Reigns lands clotheslines in the corner, followed by a big boot. Roman looks for the Superman punch but hits Shane with it instead, then leaves the ring to hit him a second time.
McIntyre comes outside and Roman hits him. Roman looks for the Drive-By but McIntyre avoids it, and grabs Roman with the inverted Alabama Slam onto the announce table. Drew gets Roman back inside and hits a Deep Six of sorts for a near-fall. Drew puts Roman on the top rope and lands a superplex for a near-fall. McIntyre looks for the Claymore but Roman avoids it, then Drew hits the Glasgow Kiss.
McIntyre goes up top and jumps but gets caught with a Superman punch and both men are down. Roman looks for the Spear but gets kicked, headbutted, then hits a Spear. Shane drags the official out of the ring, then rolls in himself and puts Roman in the corner, so he can hit Coast To Coast. Shane puts Drew on top of Roman, then throws the referee inside… but Reigns kicks out!
Drew lifts Roman and looks for the Claymore but Roman ducks it, then Superman punches Drew. Shane runs in and Roman tosses him right back out. Roman then ducks Drew and hits another Spear for the win.
The bell rings and Kofi and Dolph come face-to-face. Ziggler floors Kofi with a dropkick, then looks to just walk out of the cage but Kofi pulls his leg. Dolph tries to catapult Kofi into the wall but the Champion grabs hold of the steel and kicks Dolph backwards.
Kofi attacks Dolph in the corner, then looks to do the same in another corner but Dolph catches him and throws him into the cage wall. Dolph slows things down with a headlock. Kofi fights out but Ziggler forces him to the corner and unloads. Kofi connects with a back elbow, followed by a springboard dropkick.
Kofi drops Dolph with another dropkick but Dolph then shoves him into the cage for a two-count. Ziggler props-up Kingston in the corner and slaps him. Kofi fires back by tossing Dolph into the cage, then again, and again. Kofi slaps Dolph, but gets kicked in the knee. Dolph looks for the Famasser but Kofi shoves him into the cage for another two count.
Kofi starts climbing the cage via the turnbuckles but Ziggler pulls him back. They’re brawling on the top rope until Kofi drops Dolph. Kingston begins climbing again but changes his mind and hits a crossbody to Ziggler for a two-count. Kofi starts climbing again and gets to the top but Ziggler gets up and grabs his leg. This time Ziggler knocks Kofi off the ropes, but the Champion quickly climbs back up and they’re sitting atop the cage.
Ziggler gets his legs down but Kofi holds his upper half against the top of the cage. Kofi drags Dolph back over and into the ring. Underwhelming. Kofi hits Dolph with an S.O.S for a near-fall. Kingston looks for Trouble In Paradise but Ziggler avoids it. Ziggler hits a DDT to Kofi’s leg, attempting to prevent him from climbing. Ziggler applies an ankle lock and Kofi uses the ropes to pull himself up. Dolph superkicks Kofi, causing the Champion to fall backwards into the cage door that flies open. Kofi almost falls to the floor but Dolph drags him back in and goes back to a leg submission.
Kingston fights out and looks for Trouble In Paradise but Ziggler catches the leg and goes back to the ankle lock. Kofi reverses into an ankle lock of his own but Ziggler kicks him off, followed by a Zig-Zag for a near-fall. Dolph looks for a superkick but Kofi reverses and takes Dolph down with a headlock. Ziggler tries to back himself up and out of the cage door but Kofi holds him inside.
Kofi looks for a suplex but Dolph lands on his feet and again makes for the door but Kingston drags him back. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Kofi and kicks him away, then goes back to the door. Ziggler is crawling out the ropes when Kingston runs and dives through the ropes to the floor first!
Kofi is joined by Big E and Xavier Woods for celebrations after the match. That match went on a little too long and wasn’t particularly exciting, but that was an awesome finish. Charly Caruso interviews Kofi on the stage and asks what is next for the Champion. Kingston says he respects the hell out of Dolph Ziggler, he said before he’s a great competitor. But he also said he would walk out tonight as the WWE Champion and he did.
We get a hype video for Extreme Rules, happening in Philadelphia on July 14th.
Kayla Braxton stops to interview Shane and Drew backstage. She says it seems Roman got the last laugh but Drew says he’ll be damned if that’s the case. Shane looks into the camera and says tomorrow night it will be Roman against both of them in a handicap match to find out who’s yard it really is.
Corbin comes out for his main event match with Seth Rollins. The Champion comes out next, carrying a chair with him. Corbin grabs the microphone and is about to announce the referee when Rollins jumps out of the ring and scares him off. Seth says he doesn’t know who the referee is but if they come out here he will beat them with his chair. Seth gets back in the ring and Corbin grabs the microphone again. Baron introduces the special guest referee…
Evans comes to the ring and gets in Seth’s face – she lost to Seth’s girlfriend Becky Lynch earlier tonight. She lets him know that she’s in charge. She grabs the chair from his hand, leading to Corbin attacking from behind. Corbin grabs the chair and beats Rollins with it a few times.
Corbin gets Seth in the ring and Lacey calls for the bell. Corbin hits a spin-out slam, before tossing Rollins from the ring. Corbin beats Rollins around ringside, slamming him into the barricade and the ring post.
Corbin gets Seth back in the ring but eats chops to the chest from the Champion. Corbin hits the in-and-out clothesline as the fans chant “Becky”. Corbin hits a knee to the gut, followed by a right hand. Seth begins to fight back but Baron catches him with a DDT.
Corbin whips Rollins into the turnbuckles hard, then again. The fans chant “boring” as Corbin tees-off on Rollins in the corner. Rollins fights Corbin off the ropes and jumps over him but gets caught with a right hand to the throat. Double axe handle from Corbin to the Champion.
Rollins starts to fight back and drops Corbin with a slingblade. Rollins kicks Corbin, followed by a blockbuster. Corbin is knocked from the ring and Rollins hits a suicide dive. Rollins gets Corbin back inside and connects with a springboard knee a superkick. Rollins goes for the pin but Evans counter very slow and Corbin kicks out.
Rollins looks for a springboard but Corbin delivers a right hand to drop him. Seth counters Corbin and pulls him off the apron to powerbomb him through the announce table. Rollins tells Evans to count Corbin out but she does so very slowly. Corbin can’t make it back into the ring, so Evans announces that there are no count-outs in this match.
Rollins angrily brings Corbin back into the ring and stomps-up the band. He superkicks Corbin, but the lone wolf rolls from the ring to avoid The Stomp. Rollins looks for a suicide dive but Corbin catches him and slams him on the apron. Corbin then hits Rollins with a chokeslam in the ring for a near-fall. Corbin grabs Rollins by the legs but Rollins escapes and kicks Corbin, followed by a superkick. Rollins goes up top and hits a frog splash but Evans can’t make the three count because her arm is sore – thanks to Becky Lynch earlier tonight.
Corbin rolls out of the ring and Seth argues with Lacey. Corbin then attacks Seth with a steel chair. He batters him repeatedly as Evans pretends not to see. Evans then tells the ring announcer that this is now a no-disqualification match. Corbin sets the chair down but Rollins hits a falcon arrow on it. Evans won’t even attempt to count the pinfall. Rollins turns to Evans and squares-up to her, so she slaps him. Seth asks her to hit him again, so she does, then low-blows him.
Corbin hits the End of Days but Becky Lynch comes-a-running down and attacks Lacey Evans. Becky knocks her from the ring, then dives off the apron onto her. Lynch tosses her into the barricade, then hits a Bexploder on the outside. More officials come running down to pull Becky off of Lacey. The match has a new referee, the same one that cost Corbin the match in Saudi Arabia, and Baron isn’t happy. Corbin looks for the End of Days but Rollins rolls through and hits The Stomp for the win!
Becky comes into the ring afterwards and helps Rollins to his feet before holding his hand up. Rollins hugs her and that’s the end of Stomping Grounds. So a mixed tag match at SummerSlam? With both belts on the line? We’ll find out tomorrow.
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