Monday, December 19, 2016

WWE Roadblock: End of the Line Recap #WWERoadblock

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE brings you the WWE Roadblock: End of the Line Recap. WWE Roadblock: End of the Line took place live at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens defended the title against WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns. WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions The New Day defended the titles against Sheamus and Cesaro. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann defended the title in a Triple Threat Match against TJ Perkins and Brian Kendrick. WWE RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks defended the title against Charlotte in a 30 Minute Ironman Match. Seth Rollins went one on one against Chris Jericho. Braun Strowman battled Sami Zayn one on one in a Ten Minute Time Limit Match. Big Cass battled Rusev in a one on one match.

** WWE Roadblock Pre-Show **

- Rusev vs. Big Cass: The match closes out with Rusev unloading on Cass with punches. Cass counters a Rusev axe kick and hits a body slam. Cass connects with the Empire Elbow on Rusev and gets a near fall. Cass sets up for the big boot on Rusev, but Rusev goes outside and starts to beat down Enzo. Cass makes the save, chases off Rusev and then checks on Enzo. Cass gets counted out while attending to Enzo on the floor. After the match, Cass goes after Rusev, but Rusev retreats.
Winner: Rusev, by Count Out

** WWE Roadblock **

- "WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship Match": The New Day (c) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro: The match closes out with New Day going for the Midnight Hour on Cesaro, but Sheamus distracts Kofi and then Brogue Kicks Big E. Cesaro hits a top rope hurricanrana, but then gets distracted by Woods. Kofi gets a near fall on Cesaro after hitting Trouble in Paradise. Cesaro hits The Neutralizer, but Big E breaks up the pinfall. Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Woods and Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise on Cesaro. Sheamus sneaks up behind Kofi, rolls him up and scores the pinfall, ending The New Days longest tag team title reign. After the match, The New Day award Cesaro the tag team titles and they all hug it out.
Winners: Sheamus and Cesaro, by pinfall, to win the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens is asked if he'll lose his WWE Universal Championship just like The New Day lost their titles. Owens says he doesn't care about anyone but himself because he's better than everyone. Owens is asked about Chris Jericho. Owens sees Jericho and he apologizes again and gives him a new holiday scarf. Jericho throws it at Owens and walks off.

- "Ten Minute Time Limit Match": Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn: The match closes out with Zayn getting destroyed by Strowman which brings Mick Foley out with a white towel. Strowman dumps Zayn at Foley's feet outside and demands Foley to throw in the towel on Zayn. Zayn grabs the towel away from Foley and throws it into the crowd. Strowman unloads on Zayn with a forearm and tells Foley he could've stopped this. Zayn sends Strowman into the steel ring post and then dodges a charging Strowman, causing Strowman to crash through the barricade. Zayn sends Strowman into the steel ring post with under a minute left to go. Zayn gets a near fall crossbody and then hits the Helluva Kick just as time expires.
Winner: Sami Zayn, by time limit expiration.

- Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho: The match closes out with Rollins and Jericho exchanging forearms. Rollins hits a knee and goes for the Pedigree on Jericho. Jericho counters with a sunset flip into the Walls of Jericho submission. Rollins counters that with a near fall cradle. Jericho goes to the top rope, but eats a Rollins thrust kick. Rollins hits a frog splash as Kevin Owens arrives. Rollins knocks Owens off the ring apron and gets rolled up for a near fall by Jericho. Jericho counters the Pedigree and then yells at Owens for being at ringside, forcing Owens to storm backstage. Rollins counters the Code Breaker and plants Jericho with the Pedigree to score the pinfall.
Winner: Seth Rollins, by pinfall.

- "WWE Cruiserweight Championship, Triple Threat Match": Rich Swann (c) vs. TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick: The match closes out with Kendrick sending Swann into the turnbuckle. Perkins counters a Swann kick and applies the knee bar submission. Swann grabs the ropes to escape, but catches a kick from Perkins. Perkins and Swann trade forearms and then double super kick Kendrick together. Swann hits a roundhouse kick on Perkins and scores the pinfall. After the match, Neville returns, hits the ring and attacks Swann. Neville lands a stomp and a super kick on Swann. Neville hits a dropkick on Perkins and then dumps Swann outside. Neville then tosses both Perkins and Swann into the barricade. 
Winner: Rich Swann, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens knocks on Jericho's door, but it's locked. Owens says he's sorry, he knows Jericho is mad at him, but their friendship is stronger than this. Owens recommends being put on "The List" if it'll make Jericho feel better. Jericho still doesn't answer. Owens says he guesses they're not friends anymore and it hurts his feelings.

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship, Ironman Match": Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte:
* First Fall: Charlotte counters the Back Stabber and sends Sasha into the turnbuckle. Charlotte and Sasha trade shots as they climb the ropes. Charlotte hits a super Natural Selection off the top rope on Sasha, scoring the pinfall and going up 1-0.
* Second Fall: Charlotte unloads and taunts Sasha as she's down. Charlotte hits a belly to back suplex on Sasha for a near fall. Sasha blocks a suplex attempt by Charlotte, connects with a series of elbows and then rolls up Charlotte for the pinfall, tying it 1-1.
* Third Fall: Charlotte again counters the Back Stabber and gets a near fall boot on Sasha. Charlotte stomps on Sasha and goes for the moonsault. Sasha dodges it, traps Charlotte in the Banks Statement and makes Charlotte tap out, putting Sasha up 2-1. 
* Fourth Fall: Charlotte lands a chop block on Sasha and works on her leg. Charlotte applies a single leg crab submission and then turns it into the Figure Four Leg Lock submission. Sasha reverses it, but Charlotte regains control, locks the move back in and makes Sasha tap out, tying things at 2-2 just as time expires. 
* Sudden Death: It's announced that the match will continue until there is a winner. Charlotte chop blocks Sasha and works over her leg some more. Sasha hits the Back Stabber on Charlotte and then goes for the Banks Statement submission. Charlotte counters with the Figure Four Leg Lock submission and bridges into the Figure Eight submission, forcing Sasha to tap out. 
Winner: Charlotte, 3-2, to win the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

- "WWE Universal Championship": Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns: The match closes out with Owens hitting the Pop Up Powerbomb for a near fall on Reigns. Owens brings the WWE Universal Championship into the ring, argues with the referee and then gets speared by Reigns. Chris Jericho hits the ring and lays out Owens with the Code Breaker, getting Reigns DQ'ed. After the match, Jericho hands the title to Owens and they hug. Seth Rollins hits the ring and hits a Pedigree on Jericho as Reigns spears Owens. Reigns and Rollins hit a double power bomb on Jericho right through the announcers table. Reigns and Rollins then double team Owens and double power bombs Owens through a second announcers table to end the show.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by DQ, to retain the WWE Universal Championship.

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