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SmackDown

A couple paths were laid on Tuesday's SmackDown Live. Nikki Cross's victory over Bayley gave Alexa Bliss another title shot. Her relationship with Bliss is one of the continuing bright spots of WWE programming, including Corey Graves offering his cell phone for her to call Bliss to tell her the news. Shinsuke Nakamura seems to be the next challenger for Finn Balor's Intercontinental Title after walking into his backstage interview. And somebody seemed to answer Aleister Black's outcries for a fight. The first chunk of the show was dedicated to the tag team division, where the New Day (Xavier/Big E) first defeated the champs (Daniel Bryan/Rowan), and then after a post-match brawl, and then Heavy Machinery (teamed up with New Day in an eight-man tag), got a pinfall victory over Sami Zayn (teamed with Kevin Owens, who walked out late in the match, and Bryan/Rowan). But one door may have been closed, as the Shane McMahon-Miz feud looks to be over after he and Elias took out Miz, allowing Elias to pick up an easy fall to end their two-out-of-three falls match.

Matt Willis, ESPN Staff Writer1d ago

Kofi Kingston denied Dolph Ziggler's effort to join his WWE Championship match versus Samoa Joe at Extreme Rules, taking the third fall in a best two-out-of-three falls match in the main event of Tuesday's SmackDown Live. If this ends Ziggler's run in the title picture, then hopefully the passion showed in his chase will be able to keep some momentum among the top of the SD Live card.

Matt Willis, ESPN Staff Writer1d ago

Monday Night Raw

The talk of the night Monday was the unexpected return of The Undertaker, who interrupted a two-on-one handicap match in which Roman Reigns battled Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. As The Undertaker laid out McMahon, with whom he had a memorable WrestleMania 32 Hell in a Cell match, as well as McIntyre, the stage was set. Undertaker and Reigns, who themselves closed out WrestleMania 33 against one another, will tag together against McMahon and McIntyre at Extreme Rules in less than three weeks. It was one of two tag matches announced for the show on Monday night; following the events of Stomping Grounds, Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins will take on Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans with both the Universal and Raw women’s championships on the line.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com2d ago

AJ Styles and Ricochet closed out Raw with a short, but potent, reminder of what each is capable of in the ring. Styles ultimately persevered over the newly crowned U.S. champion, but whether Styles is destined to battle Ricochet for the belt or Gallows & Anderson will be his focus (or perhaps both), at some point down the line, Ricochet vs. Styles needs to have more than 11 good minutes to truly build up to its potential.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com2d ago

The theme of the night was wrestlers pulling double duty. Kofi Kingston defeated Sami Zayn and picked up a second win (via countout) over Kevin Owens. For his troubles, recently dethroned U.S. champion Samoa Joe choked him out on the top of the stage. Alexa Bliss won a one-on-one match against Naomi, and then teamed up with Nikki Cross to defeat Naomi and Natalya. There were no less than five 24/7 title changes; R-Truth defeated Drake Maverick, but then dropped the belt to Heath Slater, won it back and then lost again to Cedric Alexander. EC3 swooped in and won, but then R-Truth ended the whole arrangement by regaining the belt once more. Rounding out the night’s action, The Usos and New Day won what was essentially a Survivor Series-style elimination match against Rowan, Daniel Bryan and The Revival to set up a match between The Usos and The Revival. Finally, Braun Strowman won a tug-of-war against Bobby Lashley. Yes, you read that right.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com2d ago

WWE

Kofi Kingston has 'a little bit' of a shoe problem

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NXT 25

The top 25 NXT TakeOver moments

Ahead of the 25th NXT TakeOver, we look back at the biggest moments in the WWE's third brand's history.

Stars in development: Life at the WWE Performance Center

The WWE stars of tomorrow train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. So who's next, and how are they going to get to the top?

AEW

Jericho says there's WWE talent who 'can't wait' for own version of Moxley podcast

Chris Jericho reflects on his Jon Moxley interview going viral and the reaction he got from some WWE talent. He also discusses his own WWE experiences, his busy schedule over the next few months and the potential of CM Punk in AEW.

Jon Moxley explains why he left WWE

Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose in WWE, revealed to Chris Jericho why he left WWE and what he hopes to get out of his time with new wrestling organizations.

WWE

Raimondi: 2019 is the right time for the new WWE 24/7 title ... if executed correctly

WWE introduced a new 24/7 title with the idea that it could be defended anywhere at any time. Utilizing the whole roster and all of the WWE's media platforms will be key if it's going to succeed as planned in 2019.

3-time WWE champion Mick Foley made an appearance on RAW tonight to debut a new championship. The title, dubbed the 24/7 Championship, is reminiscent of the Hardcore Championship of years past, a fond memory of the Attitude Era. The title can be defended anywhere, at any place, at any time. Following his announcement, Foley left the championship in the middle of the ring to be claimed by any superstar. After a brawl featuring a number of superstars, Titus O’Neil became the first-ever 24/7 champion. The reign didn't last long, however, as Robert Roode snuck up from behind him and rolled him up for the pinfall victory to become champion. After Roode evaded challengers backstage, R-Truth lured him into a trap and got the pinfall to take the title to SmackDownLive.

Matt Willis, ESPN Staff Writer37d ago

AEW

Can AEW compete with WWE?

All Elite Wrestling hosts its debut event in Las Vegas over the weekend. With strong talent and a TV deal, it's seemingly set up for success, but will AEW be a legitimate competitor to WWE or simply another operation in the shadows of the industry leader?

Why Brandi Rhodes has to work harder than anyone else in wrestling

All Elite Wrestling's chief brand officer accomplished many firsts in the sport.

Courtesy AEW

Jim Ross on leaving WWE and what's ahead for him at AEW

After a reduction in assignments, Jim Ross left WWE for AEW and hopes that he can serve as a mentor to many in the new wrestling organization.

Money In The Bank

WWE Money in the Bank results: Bayley wins and cashes in; Lesnar shocks with return and captures briefcase

After being out of sight since losing the Universal championship at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar made a surprise return and became Mr. Money in the Bank.

Bayley cashes in her Money In The Bank briefcase on Charlotte and wins the SmackDown Live women's championship

Andrew Feldman, ESPN.com39d ago

Well that was a twist. Brock Lesnar runs in an grabs the Money In The Bank briefcase. He was announced as the winner.

Andrew Feldman, ESPN.com38d ago

Paige on the Rock

How well does Paige know The Rock?

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WrestleMania 35

WWE fans got what they wanted at WrestleMania 35

WWE fan favorites Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins all won at WrestleMania 35, securing all of WWE's top titles in one exciting, emotional night. So what comes next?

The best of WrestleMania 35

Extended cuts of post-match interviews with Kofi Kingston, Seth Rollins and The IIconics, plus all of the best of what we captured throughout WrestleMania week.

WrestleMania

WrestleMania 35 results: Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins become new champions

Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston had their WrestleMania moments with championship victories, while Kurt Angle lost his final match and retired from in-ring action.

WWE

Kofi after winning WWE Title: 'I was overcome with emotion'

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Rollins wants 'to headline Wrestlemania next year'

After defeating Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins says next year he wants to headline Wrestlemania.

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Becky Lynch

How Becky Lynch became The Man

At age 15, Rebecca Quin, known today as Becky Lynch, wanted to be the best wrestler in the world. After a 17-year journey, filled with more lows than highs, she has finally accomplished her dream.

Wrestlemania 35

Hawkins: It's 'pretty special' to win title in hometown

Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder reflect on the feeling of winning the Raw tag team titles at WrestleMania 35.

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How WrestleMania became a mainstream cultural phenomenon

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Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston's fight to become the fourth black WWE heavyweight champion

Over a decade with the company, Kingston is finally getting a title shot.

WWE

Kofi Kingston: Xavier Woods and Big E are my brothers

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