The following is from our play-by-play coverage of the WWE Stomping Grounds PPV event:
WWE Universal Title Match: Seth Rollins © vs. Baron Corbin – Special Guest Referee TBA
Lacey Evans was introduced as the special guest referee. Corbin attacked Rollins from behind as he was distracted by Evans. Corbin hit him a few times with a chair before the match starts. Corbin would continue the attack while the fans chanted “this is stupid.” A chant of “AEW” broke out. Corbin beat him down in a slow paced way while fans continued various chants. After a few minutes of Corbin’s offense, Rollins hit a head kick. They traded right hands. Rollins hit a spring board knee strike then a superkick for a near fall as Evans was counting slow. Rollins used the top rope to his advantage and powerbombed him through the announce table.
Evans did a slow ten count and then told Mike Rome that there are no count outs in this match. Rollins tossed him back into the ring and went for the curbstomp but Corbin rolled to the floor. Corbin with a right hand then slammed him on the apron and chokeslammed him in the ring for 2. Rollins caught him with a kick and hit a frog splash for 2 as Evans stopped counting. Corbin grabbed a chair and hit him several times with it. Rome then announced that this is now a No DQ match.
Rollins reversed a suplex and hit Falcon Arrow on the chair but Evans doesn’t count. Evans slapped Rollins and then again. Evans hit a low blow and Corbin hit End of Days. Becky Lynch ran out to the ring and attacked Evans. Rollins reversed End of Days and hit the stomp for the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins ©