Event: WWE Great Balls Of Fire Pay-Per-View Event
Airdate: Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Location: The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Results by Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
The “Then. Now. Forever.” WWE video leads us into the show.
Kick-Off Show panel is Renee Young, David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg.
Video package on the Roman Reigns-Braun Strowman rivalry.
Panel talks about the Ambulance Match between Roman and Braun tonight. Rosenberg picks Roman, Otunga picks Braun.
Mike Rome interviews Seth Rollins backstage about his match tonight with Bray Wyatt.
Panel discusses the Rollins-Wyatt match, then are interrupted by the Wyatt sounder as Wyatt cuts a promo on Rollins. Back to the panel as both panelists pick Wyatt.
Panel then discusses the Tag Team Title Iron Man Match. Otunga picks Sheamus and Cesaro, Rosenberg picks the Hardys.
Video package on the Alexa Bliss-Sasha Banks RAW Women’s Title Match.
Dana Brooke joins the panel to discuss the RAW Women’s Title match. Brooke brings up how much Sasha and Alexa despise each other, dating back to NXT. Emma interrupts, wanting to talk to Brooke. Brooke and Otunga pick Sasha, Rosenberg picks Bliss.
Panel turns to discussing the Intercontinental Championship Match. Rosenberg picks Miz, Otunga picks Ambrose.
Video package on the Enzo Amore-Big Cass match.
Panel discusses the Enzo-Cass match. Both panelists pick Cass.
Charly Caruso interviews Paul Heyman backstage and takes Twitter questions about the Lesnar-Joe main event.
We go Vic Joesph and Corey Graves on commentary for the Cruiserweight Title Kick-Off Match.
Neville defends the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Akira Tozawa w/Titus O’Neil as the Kick-Off Show Match
Champion comes out first, both men get decent reactions from Dallas. Crowd does the Tozawa yell as the bell sounds. Back and forth action early on. Tozawa with a basement dropkick and an enziguri that sends Neville outside, but Neville with his own enziguri to stop a Tozawa dive. Neville takes control. Neville sends Tozawa hard into the barricade as we take a short timeout.
– WWE Network Commercial –
Back to action as Neville with a sliding dropkick for 2. Titus shouts words of encouragement at Tozawa. Neville taunts the Dallas crowd, then trash talks Tozawa. Tozawa fights back with rapid chops, then feigns one before hitting a short jab. Backdrop Driver by Tozawa as he fires up. Neville rolls away from Tozawa as he heads up top, but Tozawa takes him out with two tope suicidas. Back in, Tozawa gets a close 2. Neville cuts Tozawa off, then catches him off a slingshot, but Tozawa counters into the Octopus. Neville is somehow able to reach the ropes. Tozawa back up top, but Neville avoids him. Neville with kicks, followed by a Shotgun Dropkick for 2. Titus tries to will Tozawa on. Neville with a running forearm, but Tozawa avoids the Phoenix Splash and rolls up Neville for a real close 2. Tozawa rolls through a Sunset Flip and hits a Shining Wizard, then hits the Top Rope Back Senton, but Neville rolls outside to avoid being pinned. Tozawa gets him back in, but Neville crotches Tozawa on the ropes and kicks the top rope, knocking Tozawa off. Titus yells at the referee that it was cheap. Referee checks on Tozawa, but then Neville with a head kick to retain the title.
Winner and STILL WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville
Neville celebrates after as Titus yells at him.
Video package on the Brock Lesnar-Samoa Joe Universal Title Match main event.
Opening video package on tonight’s big matches set to the classic Great Balls of Fire song.
Commentary welcomes us to the show, then the lights go out and fireflies pop up for the opening match.
Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins in the first of two Grudge Matches
Rollins out to a real good reaction from Dallas. We are introduced to the German and Spanish announce teams before the bell. Chai wrestling early until Rollins with a Victim Kick, which Bray laughs at. Bray does the lean back in the corner that surprises Rollins, but then Rollins sends Wyatt outside, but Bray with a big right hand to stop a Rollins dive. Rollins comes back with a Buckle Flatliner, but Wyatt avoids the Rain Trigger. They fight on the apron until Wyatt sends Rollins face-first off the steps. Wyatt sends Rollins hard into the barricade and begins to take control. Back in, Wyatt gets 2. Wyatt works over Rollins. They fight on the turnbuckles until Wyatt hits a superplex for 2. We see replay of the superplex and how Rollins’ leg landed awkwardly. Wyatt continues to work over Rollins. Back to the apron where Wyatt SPIKES Rollins with an apron DDT!! Back in, Wyatt with a close 2. Rollins fights back and sends Wyatt outside. Back in, both block suplex’ attempts until Rollins with a dropkick. Rollins then takes out Wyatt outside with a tope suicida. Back in, Rollins with a springboard clothesline for 2. Running forearm and the Slingblade by Rollins, followed by the Blockbuster for 2. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Rollins counters with an enziguri. Wyatt then comes back with his Wind-Up Lariat, but then Rollins responds with the Falcon Arrow for a close 2. Wyatt then comes back with a Draping Gutbuster and the Standing Urnangi for a couple close nearfalls. Wyatt sets again for Sister Abigail, then slaps Rollins and yells at him to “fight me!” Rollins unloads with shots on Wyatt, who goes to the knee. Wyatt rolls outside and pokes Rollins in the eye as the ref tried to pull Rollins back. Sister Abigail gets Wyatt the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Hardys promo with Charly Caruso backstage about their Tag Title Iron Man Match with Sheamus and Cesaro later tonight.
Video package on the Enzo-Big Cass match.
Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass in the second of two Grudge Matches
Damn good reaction for Enzo in Dallas. Enzo does his usual intro, then cuts a promo about how in the same arena he and Cass debuted on the main roster, they now will face each other. Cass comes out to new music. Enzo takes the fight to Cass early, but Cass mows him down. Cass unloads on Enzo in the corner. Cass with a half nelson neck vise, then slams Enzo down. Fallaway slam by Cass, then he taunts the crowd. Avalanche in the corner by Cass, but Enzo slumps down to avoid another. Enzo fights back, but to no avail. Cass with a series of back clubs as Enzo is draped across the top rope. Crowd tries to will on Enzo as Cass continues the attack. Cass then gorilla presses Enzo and tosses him all the way to the floor! Referee is near his 10 count as Enzo just barely gets back in. Cass can’t believe it. Cass then hits the running big boot for the win.
Winner: Big Cass
Promo on the Kurt Angle WWE 24 special airing tomorrow night.
Sheamus and Cesaro defend the RAW Tag Team Championships against The Hardy Boyz in a 30-Minute Iron Man Match
Big reaction for the Hardys in Dallas. Sheamus and Matt start. Cesaro distracts Matt, Sheamus with the Brogue Kick to get a quick first fall.