Welcome to the WWE Stomping Grounds pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. There are various video packages hyping all of the matches on the card.
- WWE Cruiserweight Title Triple Threat Match: Drew Gulak beat Tony Nese © and Akira Tozawa
Welcome to the WWE Stomping Grounds PPV! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…
WWE Raw Women’s Title Match: Becky Lynch © vs. Lacey Evans
Lynch went for an early leg submission early on. Evans ducked to the floor but Lynch hit her with a clubbing shot. Back in the ring, Lynch hit a series of head kicks. Lynch connects with a botched spring board kick. Evans rolls to the floor again then back in the ring Lynch rolls her up for 2. Lynch with a leg sweep but Evans started to target the gut of Lynch. Lynch with a gator roll then stretch her around the ring post. Evans worked over the ribs of the champion with kicks in the corner. The crowd was hot for this contest and behind Lynch. Evans went for a bridge but Lynch got out and connected with a spring board kick then went for a suplex but Evans landed a knee shot. Evans placed her on the top rope but Lynch rolled through with the disarmer but Evans got to the bottom rope. Lynch with a series of punches then a few clotheslines and knee strikes. Evans cut her off with a right hand. Lynch fired back with a big boot then a forearm shot. Lynch with a suplex out of the corner for 2. Lynch missed a leg drop off the top rope and Evans botched a spring board leg drop that allowed Lynch to roll her up for 2. Lynch ran into a back elbow and Evans hit a spring board stunner then a kick for 2. Lynch knocked her off the top rope and locked in the Disarmer for the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch ©
Tag Team Match: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs. Xavier Woods & Big E
Owens and Zayn took out Big E then hit some signature moves for near falls on Woods. They did some double team moves to Woods while Big E was held back from the referee. This beatdown continued for the next few minutes. Zayn locked in the crossface on Woods, who got out of it. Owens was in but ate a head kick by Woods. This changed the tide as Big E was about to get the hot tag but Zayn knocked him off the apron. Woods reversed a back suplex and hit one of his own. Owens in and missed a back splash and allowed woods to hit a face buster. Big E got the hot tag and cleaned house. He hit a series of suplexes to Zayn. Big E knocked Owens off the apron and hit a back elbow and a splash to Zayn for 2. Zayn with elbows and hit a big boot followed by DDT that was blocked. Big E with a powerslam to Zayn in the corner for 2. Woods now in and lifted up Big E for a splash. Woods with a spring board elbow drop for 2. Zayn with a big boot to Woods and Owens with a powerbomb for 2 but Big E broke it up. Big E took out Zayn with a clothesline. Owens took out Big E. Woods hit Owens with a forearm shot. Big E with a spear through the ropes to Zayn. Woods went to the top rope but Owens knocked him down and hit the stunner for the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
WWE United States Title Match: Samoa Joe © vs. Ricochet
Ricochet went right after Joe with a series of strikes. Joe stopped this when he tossed him to the floor and sent him into the barricade. Joe planted him back in the ring for 2. Ricochet tried to mount a comeback but Joe hit a splash in the corner and hit a head kick for 2. Ricochet with a jaw breaker. Ricochet with a series of head kicks that has the champion on his heels. Ricochet tossed him into the corner and hit a shoulder block followed by a spring board elbow. Ricochet hit an outside dive and then sent him back into the ring. Ricochet with a spring board drop kick and a moonsault for 2. Ricochet went to the top rope but missed a dive and Joe hit a suplex for 2. Ricochet went for a spring board elbow but Joe caught him and hit a major league clothesline for 2. Joe with a big powerslam then a knee strike and went for the rear-naked choke but Ricochet managed to use the top rope to his advantage. Ricochet went to the top rope and missed his finisher. Ricochet with the codebreaker and then hit his finisher for the win.
Winner: Ricochet – NEW Champion
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Match: Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan © vs. Heavy Machinery
Otis and Bryan started things out. The crowd was fully behind Bryan, who landed a series of kicks. Otis knocked him down and got booed by the fans. Bryan with more kicks until Otis hit a press slam then Tucker landed a stalling suplex for 2. Tucker with a powerful shoulder block for 2. Rowan got the blind tag and hit a diving crossbody. Rowan with a series of punches in the corner and a powerslam. The crowd started chanting “please recycle” during a rest hold. Bryan was back in and hit a drop kick in the corner. Rowan was in and started to beatdown Tucker. Rowan missed a shoulder block into the post. Otis picked up Bryan and hit a powerslam. Bryan tripped Otis into the turnbuckle. Bryan with a series of running kicks in the corner. Otis caught him with a powerbomb for 2. Otis missed the Vader Bomb and allowed Bryan to fire up and land the chest kicks. Otis fired up and no sold the kicks. Otis with a suplex then a splash in the corner. Otis with a spash in the corner then Tucket hit a powerslam to Bryan for 2 until Rowan broke it up. Tucker with a back suplex then went to the top rope and hit a moonsault but Bryan moved and caught Bryan’s legs. Rowan and Otis got the tags. They traded shoulder blocks then clotheslines. Otis caught Rowan and hit a powerslam. Tucker back in but Bryan knocked him to the floor. Bryan with a flying knee strike and Tucker punched him in the face. Tucker with an outside dive to the floor to Rowan. Bryan rolled up Tucker for the win.