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WWE San Antonio live results: Kurt Angle makes surprise appearance


- Finn Balor defeated Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre in a triple threat match 

There was a huge pop for Balor, a mixed reaction for Ziggler, and heat for McIntyre. The match was fast-paced and pretty fun.

Each wrestler had a segment with one of their opponents while the other wasn't involved. Ziggler and McIntyre really went at each other when it was their turn. Balor won by reversing a roll-up on Ziggler.

McIntyre attacked Balor and Ziggler after. He cut a promo saying that he didn't lose on Monday's Raw and he didn't lose today. He then ate a superkick from Ziggler and a Coup de Grace from Balor.

- Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ember Moon & Natalya defeated The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan) & Mickie James

Natalya and Moon got good reactions, there was a big pop for Bayley, and a really big pop for Banks. There wasn't much of a reaction for The Riott Squad, and there was almost nothing for James.

There was a great spot where Logan bent over into a bridge to avoid a strike from Moon and rolled her up. Banks and Bayley did some great double-team work, and the faces did a big suplex spot where all eight woman were involved. The heels worked over Bayley for a good while. There were lots of chants for her.

Banks eventually got the hot tag, cleaned house, and pinned James after hitting her double knees off the top rope.

- Baron Corbin defeated Kurt Angle

This was originally supposed to be Corbin vs. Braun Strowman. Corbin came out, cut a promo, and was having Strowman counted out. But as he went to the back, Angle came out to a huge pop. Corbin vs. Angle was made official.

The match was bad. There were lots of sloppy suplexes and a big rest hold spot for such a short match. Angle looked old and slow. He hit the Angle Slam for two and then locked in the ankle lock, but Corbin got out with an eye poke and pinned him for the win.

There wasn't much heat despite the finish being designed for it. Corbin sold the hell out of the ankle on his way to the back. Angle was played off with his music and was cheered by the crowd.

- The lights came up to Elias in the ring. He got a lot of cheers and tried to play Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," but he was interrupted by Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush.

- Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Elias to retain his title

Lots of heat for Lashley after interrupting Elias. Rush did his thing prior to the match, making a dig at the San Antonio Spurs. The crowd started chanting "Trashley."

There was a great Old School-style spot by Elias, walking the top rope post-to-post with Lashley in a wrist lock. Elias tried to dive but was tripped up by Rush. Elias chased him around and ate a clothesline from Lashley.

Lashley tried for the spear, but Rush got thrown into it. It didn't matter much -- as Lashley hit it for the win right after anyway. This was alright. It was kind of slow, but that's Lashley's style.

- Raw Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable defeated The Revival to retain their titles

This was set to be a triple threat match. The B-Team came out to a good response, but they were immediately attacked by The Revival. The Revival cut a promo about how much the tag team division they're a part of sucks. There was a big pop for Roode's music.

The match ended up being a typical NXT Revival bout: cutting off the ring, working both guys over, and lots of hot tag attempts. It was fantastic. Roode and Gable were great as well. Four guys that know tag team wrestling went out there and were great.

There were lots of false finishes at the end -- it had the crowd in the palm of their hand. Gable and Roode went over with their neckbreaker splash on the second try. Interestingly, Roode grabbed the tights during a roll-up.

- Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey defeated Nia Jax to retain her title

There was heat for Jax, but lots of women cheering too. Rousey got a huge pop, probably the biggest of the night. Jax distracted the referee so Tamina could get a shot in. The bell rang after that, so I guess the ref was distracted for laughs.

This wasn't anything different than the last few matches they've had, save for a bit more Tamina interference. Jax got some decent heat by yelling at the crowd. Rousey put Jax in various holds. Eventually, Rousey got the armbar for the win to a huge pop. She looked genuinely happy for the crowd response on her way out.

- Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose in a lumberjack match

The lumberjacks were the usual guys that weren't on the show. They divided up between faces and heels, save for Tyler Breeze and Mojo Rawley, who just stood on the ramp side and didn't do much.

There was a big pop for Ambrose. He cut a promo about Rollins running away, got the "what?" chant, and eventually called us a "dingleberry." Rollins got a huge pop (though Ronda's was bigger) and lots of people yelling "burn it down."

They had a typical lumberjack match. The faces pushed Ambrose back in and the heels stomped Rollins before throwing him in. Pretty good match between Rollins and Ambrose. Jinder Mahal got in to taunt Rollins, Apollo Crews came in to go after Mahal, and then everyone got in.

Ambrose came in with a chair, but Rollins stopped him with a kick and then hit the stomp for the win. The lumberjacks fought to the back. Rollins took some selfies with people in the floor seats.