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WWE Cincinnati live results: The Fiend vs. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz


Submitted by Gary Martin (Thursday)

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Revival (Scott Dawson/Curtis Axel) and Lucha House Party (Kalisto and Lince Dorado w/Gran Metalik) in a three-way to retain

Axel substituted for Dash Wilder. From intros to exits, this went 30 minutes and featured good comedy spots early with Dorado and The Revival and then Big E and Dorado. Big E played Ricky Morton at one point with Kofi getting the hot tag.  Kofi pinned Dawson after the Midnight Hour in combination with Big E which got a big pop from the crowd. I can also confirm that the pancakes are made of a rubber-like frisbee material that are extremely safe and light, but not edible.

Elias def. Dolph Ziggler

The crowd greeted Elias as a heel. but he played a song for the locals as an attempt to play babyface. He was interrupted by Ziggler who attacked pre-match. Elias ultimately won with the Drift Away for the lightest crowd reaction of any male match for the evening.

Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross def. Carmella and Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille in a women's three way

Alexa pinned Rose after a DDT. This match had the least heat of the evening, but Alexa had a good crowd reaction and thoroughly played the babyface including presenting a young boy with a signed autograph after winning the social media fan of the night contest.

Braun Strowman def. Intercontinental Championship Shinsuke Nakamura (w/Sami Zayn) by DQ

Strowman got a huge pop while Sami and Nakamura got a mixed reaction. Nakamura worked the knee of the big man with kicks. Strowman ultimately got the upper hand but Sami overtly attacked him to draw the only disqualification of the night.

Roman Reigns def. Baron Corbin in a Cincinnati street fight

They kept it very safe and did most of the work in the ring. Corbin's cardio required some extended rest breaks. It was almost as if this was a dress rehearsal from Friday's SmackDown match with commercials built in. It still featured still good energy. Corbin had set up a chair in a ring corner early and Reigns set up a table diagonally in another corner. Reigns did a reversal driving Corbin into the chair head first and then speared him through the table to get the pin. Reigns' exit was one of the most prolonged I have seen that was not a WrestleMania exit.

Smackdown Women's Champion Bayley (w/Sasha Banks) def. Lacey Evans

Evans has continued to improve her ring work and had a chance to execute all of her moves except the Women's Right. Bayley was working the heel role, dissing young children. Banks had real heel heat, interfering. While she taunted the crowd, Evans did a slide that kicked her into the railing taking her out. Bayley hit her new DDT-type finisher for the pin. They gave these two a lot of time and there were many near falls.

Shorty G def. Cesaro

This was as good as you would imagine as they let them work. There was great chain wrestling, a handshake exchange, and several near falls. Cesaro had the upper hand, but Gable was able to roll him up to get the win. Gable was not over big with the crowd but he seemed appreciative of those who appreciated the great effort these two put on.

Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt def. Daniel Bryan and The Miz in a three-way

Bryan was hugely over with the "Yes" chants. The Miz was greeted as a heel with his full-on Hollywood entrance but was cheered in the match when he mimicked or duplicated Bryan's move set. The Fiend got a huge reception. They used the red light during the match, but it wasn't as bad as it looks on TV.  Bryan and The Miz mostly double-teamed Wyatt until they turned on each other. Wyatt took Bryan out and ultimately pinned The Miz after Sister Abigail sending the fans home happy.