WWE Super ShowDown Kickoff: June 7, 2019

WWE Super ShowDown Kickoff: June 7, 2019


♪>>AND NOW, WWE NETWORK PRESENTS SUPER SHOWDOWN KICKOFF. >>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO THE WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN KICKOFF. WE ARE IN FOR A NIGHT OF EPIC PROPORTIONS AS WE COME TO YOU LIVE FROM THE WWE HEADQUARTERS. THE ACTION ALL GETTING STARTED IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR FROM NOW, A SPECIAL START TIME OF 2:00 P.M. EASTERN. IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY HEARD, SUPER SHEDOWN WILL BE THE EGIVE LEBT IF NOT EXCEED, WRESTLEMANIA, TO HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS. LET’S GET THINGS STARTED WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR LOVELY PANELISTS. FIRST OFF THIS MAN, WHAT DOESN’T HE D? HE’S GOT LAW DEGREE FROM HARVARD, HE’S A BODY BUILDER, ACTOR, FORMER TWO-TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPION, HE’S DAVID OTUNGA. DAVID: YOU’RE GETTING BETTER WITH THOSE INTROS EVERY TIME. I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE WITH YOU GUYS, AWESOME SHOW TONIGHT. WE HAVE AN AWESOME CART, CAN’T WAIT. >>THIS LADY OVER HERE HAS A LOT TO BRAG ABOUT AS WELL, THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE NXT COMMENTARY TEAM AND WWE HALL OF FAMER.>>I FEEL I HAVE TO WORK ON MY ACCOLADES TO STACK THEM UP NEXT TO THIS YOUNG MAN. WHEN YOU TALK WRESTLEMANIA VIBES THAT’S WHAT THIS FEELS LIKE. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THIS BRINGS. >>THIS WILL BE THE EQUIVALENT IF NOT EXCEED, WRESTLEMANIA. WE ALL KNOW THE CARD. IT’S INCREDIBLE. WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR? DAVID: I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE UNDERTAKER AND GOLDBERG. I IDOLIZED THEM GROWING UP, TO SEE THEM HEAD-TO-HEAD IN THE RING. >>TOTALLY A DREAM MATCH. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO TRIPLE H AND RANDY ORTON. THEY’VE BEEN ALLIES, THEY’VE BEEN PARTNER, NOW THEY’RE ENEMIES AGAIN, I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THAT BRINGS. >>THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE TO CATCH ALL THE ACTION, ON THE WWE NETWORK. GET OVER TO WWENETWORK.COM, SIGN UP, START YOUR FREE TRIAL. NOT ONLY IS SUPER SHOWDOWN FREE FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS, YOU’LL HAVE SFROW FREEH ACCESS TO STOMPING GROUND GOING ON LATER ON THIS MONDAY. — THIS MONTH. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE EXCITEMENT THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS MONTH. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TWO LEGENDS TAKING CENTER STAGE, THE UNDERTAKER VERSUS GOLDBERG. EACH FIGHTING TO KEEP THEIR LEGACIES INTACT.>>AND THEN FRESH OFF A CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION IN HIS HOME COUNTRY OF GHANA, KOFI KINGSTON DEFENDS THE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST THE JEALOUSY-FUELED DOLPH ZIGGLER WHO CLAIMS HE’S JUST AS DESERVING AS KOFI.>>AND THE TWO MOST PHYSICALLY IMPOSING TITANS OF THE WWE, BRAUN STROWMAN TAKES ON BOBBY LASHLEY. DAVID: TONIGHT, WE HAVE A 50-MAN, OVER-THE-TOP BATTLE ROYAL. THE LARGEST BATTLE ROYAL IN WWE HISTORY.>>AND THE HIGH ENERGY TRIO, THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY, SETS OUT TO DISMANTLE WWE’S NEWEST FORCE OF NATURE, LARS SULLIVAN, IN A THREE-ON-ONE HANDICAP MATCH. SULLIVAN SAYS HE’LL USE THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT HE’S CAPABLE OF. >>AND THEN COMING UP ON THE SUPER SHOWDOWN KICKOFF, AFTER WEEKS OF PRANKS AND HAVING FUN AT THE REVIVAL’S EXPENSE, TONIGHT THE USOS WELCOME THE SO-CALLED TOP GEE INTO THE USO PENITENTIARY. >>AND MORE TO COME, AN DRAW DAY MAY HAVE ENCHANTED THE WWE UNIVERSE WITH HIS ATHLETIC OFFENSE AND CHARM BUT FACES HIS BIGGEST CAREER CHALLENGE TO DATE AFTER AWAKENING THE DEMON IN FINN BALOR. HAS ANDRADE BITTEN OFF MORE THAN HE CAN CHEW AS HE TAKES ON ONE OF THE WWE EAST MOST MYSTICAL CREATURES. DAVID: AND ROMAN REIGNS CLAIMS THE WWE IS HIS YARD. THE BEST IN THE WORRELL HAS VOWED TO NEUTER THE BIG DOG.>>AND THE CEREBRAL ASSASSIN, TRIPLE H AND THE VIPER, RANDY ORTON, HAVE A LONG AND STORIED HISTORY AS ALLIES AND OPPONENTS WITH TWO OF THE GREATEST MENTAL STRATEGISTS IN THE HISTORY OF WWE, WE CAN EXPECT A CHESS GAME OF VICIOUS PROPORTIONS. >>AND SQUARING OFF FOR THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP, THE BEAST SLAYER, SETH ROLLINS, PUT HIS TITE ONLY THIS ELINE AGAINST BARREN CORBIN. WE ALL KNOW SETH ROLLINS HAS A TALL TASK AHEAD TAKING ON BARREN CORBIN WHO — BARON CORBIN WHO GOT INTO THIS MATCH THROUGH A FOUR WAY ELIMINATION MATCH. BUT HE’S NOT AT FULL STRENGTH AFTER GETTING THE BEATDOWN BY THE BEAST IN THE BANK, BROCK LESNAR, THIS PAST WEEK ON “RAW.”>>WAIT A MINUTE. >>THE TIME HAS COME. ♪>>OH NO. HE’S MARCHING TO THE RING, REFEREE IN TOW.>>OH!>>PLEASE.>>FRIDAY.>>FRIDAY?>>FRIDAY.>>COME ON. >>HURRY. [SIREN] >>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY NAME IS PAUL HEYMAN. I HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY MY CLIENT, BROCK LESNAR, TO ADVOCATE HIS POSITION. LAST MONDAY ON “RAW,” BROCK LESNAR TOOK A STEEL CHAIR AND LAID WASTE TO SETH ROLLINS BUT DID NOT CASH IN THE MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT WHICH LED EVERYONE TO ASK THE QUESTION, WHY? WHY DIDN’T BROCK LESNAR CASH IN THE MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT? SEE, THE WEEK BEFORE WRESTLEMANIA, SETH ROLLINS KICKED BROCK LESNAR LOW. AND THEN AT WRESTLEMANIA, SETH ROLLINS REPEATED THAT SIN AND THEN STOLE THE UNIVERSAL TITLE FROM BROCK LESNAR. DO YOU THINK BROCK LESNAR IS GOING TO LET ANY BEING ON THIS PLANET GET AWAY WITH THAT? BROCK LESNAR TOOK A STEEL CHAIR ON MONDAY AND EXACTED A PRICE FROM SETH ROLLINS BECAUSE BROCK LESNAR CAN. AND NOW THAT SETH ROLLINS HAS PAID THAT PRICE, IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER PRICE FROM SETH ROLLINS. THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP. BECAUSE BROCK LESNAR WILL CASH IN THE MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT. AND HE WILL TAKE THE UNIVERSAL TITLE AWAY FROM SETH. — FROM SETH FREAKING ROLLINS.>>LET’S FOCUS IN ONSET ROLLINS’ MINDSET. THERE’S NO WAY HE CAN BE AT 100% AFTER GETTING BEAT DOWN BY BROCK LESNAR ON “RAW,” AND ALSO THE THREAT TO HAVE BROCK LESNAR CASHING IN THAT CONTRACT HAS TO BE LOOMING OVER HIM AND SERVE AS A DISTRACTION, I THINK. DAVID: MOST DEFINITELY. I’M GOING TO MAKE A BOLD PREDICTION. I’LL SAY THERE’S NO WAY SETH ROLLINS WALKS OUT OF SUPER SHOWDOWN STILL THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION. PHYSICALLY, HE’S STILL HURTING AFTER THAT BEAT DOWN. WITH THE STEEL CHAIR. YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW THAT. THE GUY LEFT ON A STRETCHER IN AN AMBULANCE, WENT TO A HOSPITAL. I DON’T KNOW IF HE SHOULD BE COMPETING IN THE MATCH. THAT’S JUST TALKING PHYSICALLY. BUT THEN MENTALLY, WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY? BROCK LESNAR IS LOOMING. CARRYING AROUND THE MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT, HE COULD CASH IN AT ANY TIME. SETH CAN’T FOCUS ON HIS OPPONENT BARON CORBIN 100%.>>I GOT TO DISAGREE WITH YOU. YOU’RE GLAZING OVER WHAT HAPPENED AT WRESTLEMANIA THIS YEAR. SETH ROLLINS HAS DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE HE PULLED ONE OVER ON BROCK LESNAR TRK DEFEATED HIM, AND TAKEN A BEATING AND CAME BACK STRONGER THAN EVER. I KNOW HE’S GOT A TARGET ON HIS BACK, I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING THAT HE’S FULLY CAPABLE OF OVERCOMING AND I THINK THAT SETH DEFINITELY TONIGHT INJURED OR NOT, I THINK HE’S A RESILIENT SUPERSTAR AND HE’S GOT TO BRING IT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. DAVID: THAT MAY BE. BUT LET’S LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS. IF SETH IS ABLE TO PULL IT TOGETHER ENOUGH TO BEAT BARON CORBIN, YOU’VE GOT TO THINK THAT’S GOING TO TAKE NEARLY EVERYTHING HE HAS. LET’S SAY LESNAR THEN DECIDES TO CASH. IN ROLLINS WILL BE RUNNING ON E BY THAT POINT. I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH HE’S GOT LEFT. AT MANIA, HE WAS 100%. HE’S ANYTHING BUT 100% TONIGHT GOING INTO. THIS I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A TALL FASK. IMPOSSIBLE TASK.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT BARON CORBIN. HOW DOES HE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STATE THAT SETH ROLLINS IS LIKELY GOING TO BE IN TONIGHT? DAVID: THIS IS THE MOST VULNERABLE POSITION I HAVE SEEN SETH ROLLINS IN. THIS WORKS OUT PERFECTLY FOR BARON CORBIN THAT COULD BE BROCK LESNAR’S PLAN. LET CORBIN COME IN AND BEAT UP ROLLINS. AS WE HEARD FROM PAUL HEYMAN, THAT SHARED A LOT OF INSIGHT INTO BROCK’S MIND. THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP. HE’S GOT A PERSONAL BEEF WITH SETH ROLLINS HE FEELS SOME TYPE OF WAY, YOU MIGHT SAY, ABOUT ROLLINS KICKING HIM LOW. THAT’S WHY HE WAS TOYING WITH HIM ON “RAW.” LESNAR DOESN’T WANT TO JUST REGAIN THE TITLE, HE WANTS TO DESTROY ROLLINS. I THINK THIS BODES WELL FOR BARON CORBIN. >>I KNOW BROCK IS THE LOOMING THREAT IN ALL OF, THE X-FACTOR IN ALL THIS, BUT I WOULDN’T TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM BARON CORBIN, HE DID SURVIVE A FOUR-WAY MATCH TO GET TO TH OPPORTUNITY. SETH ROLLINS HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM BUT I THINK ROLLINS HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE SUPER SHOWDOWN AND WALK OUT THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION. >>WHAT PERCENTAGE DO YOU GIVE LESNAR TO CASH IN TONIGHT? ALL HE’S BEEN DOING IS PLAYING GAMES, IS HE GOING TO GO THROUGH WITH IT TONIGHT? DAVID: I HAVE TO USE MY LEGAL EXPERTISE HERE. >>PLEASE DO. DAVID: WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE CONTRACT GIVES YOU 365 DAYS. APPARENTLY THIS WAS LOST ON MR. LESNAR AND PAUL HEYMAN THOUGHT HE KNEW THAT. THERE’S NOTHING THAT IS FORCING HIM TO CASH IT IN. HE COULD JUST, YOU KNOW, WALK AROUND AND DANGLE THIS OVER SETH ROLLINS’ HEAD FOR 300-SOMETHING ODD DAYS. >>HAS EVERY RIGHT TO.>>I AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS ONE, DAVID. BROCK IS LOOKING TO PLAY MIND GAMES. I THINK BROCK IS REVELING IN THIS A LITTLE BIT. WE’RE SEEING A NEW SIDE OF BROCK LESNAR WHERE HE’S SEATING UP — EATING UP EVERY SECOND OF THIS FEAR, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE TARGET ONSET’S BACK. I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISE TO SEE BROCK TEASE IT AGAIN. IT’S HARD TO GET INTO HIS HEAD AND KNOW WHAT HE’S THINKING AFTER WHAT WE SAW MONDAY. >>WHO KNOW WHAT IS TO EXPECT IN THIS UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. ALSO HAPPENING TONIGHT, THE LARGEST BATTLE ROYAL IN WWE HISTORY. 50 OF WWE’S TOP COMPETITORS ALL LOOK TO EARN BRAGGING RIGHTS AND ALSO SOME BIG-TIMES PRETIDGE IN THIS EVENT TONIGHT. DAVID: TODAY IS THE LARGEST BATTLE ROYAL IN WWE’S HISTORY, IT’S MY CHANCE TO MAKE THE LARGEST IMPRESSION THAT I CAN. ALTHE THERE’S 49 OTHER SUPERSTARS IN THIS MATCH, THERE CAN BE ONE WINNER AND ONE ONLY. >>AND TODAY I DO MY BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT ONE WINNER IS ME.>>DINET, LIVE FROM JEDDAH, WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN. AN OPPORTUNITY AWAITS. THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE MAN. WHO HOLDS THE HONOR AND THES PRETIDGE OF WINNING THE LARGEST BATTLE ROYAL IN WWE HISTORY. 50 MEN WILL ENTER THE RING AND ONLY ONE WILL BE LEFT STANDING TALL AND THAT ONE MAN WILL BE ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS.>>DOLPH ZIGGLER IS LOOKING TO UNDO WWE CHAMPION KOFI KINGSTON’S LEGACY. THIS SHOWOFF RETURNING TO WWE TO EXPOSE KOFI AS A SHAM AND IN TURN GET THE RECOGNITION DOLPH CLAIM HE IS DESERVES BY TAKING HOME THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP.>>KOFI DID IT! KOFI IS CHAMPION! >>11 LOFPK YEARS, IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE. >>IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME.>>THAT’S DOLPH ZIGGLER.>>KOFI WON THE WWE TITLE AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME.>>AFTER 11 LONG YEARS, KOFI BECAME AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS. AND HE WALKED IN TO WRESTLEMANIA AND HE WON THE WWE TITLE AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME. AT SUPER SHOWDOWN, I’M GOING TO BEAT KOFI FOR THE WWE TITLE BECAUSE I HAVE TO. EACH ONE OF YOU WILL ADMIRE ME AND RESPECT ME AND YOU WILL LOVE ME. IT SHOULD BE ME.>>DOLPH ZIGGLER TRIED TO END ME. BUT GUESS WHAT. DOLPH ZIGGLER DIDN’T FINISH THE JOB. I THOUGHT THAT OVER THE PAST 11 YEARS OF MY CAREER HERE, I THOUGHT I HAD SEEN IT ALL. I THOUGHT I HAD DONE IT ALL. AS AMAZING AS IT WAS TO WIN THE WWE TITLE, WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME IS TO BE ABLE TO INSPIRE PEOPLE. TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES. TO BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. >>KOFI. THIS IS ABOUT ME. I GAVE EVERYTHING TO ALL OF YOU. IT’S YOU WHO WINS THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. AND IT SHOULD BE ME.>>YOU KEEP ON SAYING IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOU. IT WILL NEVER BE YOU. >>WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I TAKE THAT WWE TITLE FROM YOU? IT SHOULD BE ME. IT WILL BE ME.>>YOU HEARD HIM, HE SAID IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME. DOLPH ZIGGLER. THE MAN HAS EARNED SO MANY ACCOLADES, WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT NOT RECEIVING RECOGNITION. DAVID: IT’S BEEN HIM. IT’S BEEN HIM TWICE IN FACT. DOLPH IS JUST SALTY. THAT’S WHAT IT IS. HE’S JEALOUS OF KOFI. HE’S JEALOUS AT WWE UNIVERSE DIDN’T EMBRACE HIM. LOOK AT KOFI KINGSTON, NOT JUST THE WWE BUT PEOPLE EVERYWHERE EMBRACED HIM. HE RETURNED TO GHANA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 23 YEAR, DID YOU SEE HOW THEY GREETED HIM? THAT’S A HERO’S WELCOME, THAT’S SOMETHING DOLPH ZIGGLER WILL NEVER GET. THAT’S WHY HE’S SALTY.>>I HAVE NENE BOTH OF THESE GUYS SINCE THEY BEGAN THEIR CAREERS WITH WWE. THEY’RE BOTH SUCH HARDWORKING, DEDICATED PEOPLE. THE MAIN DIFFERENCE URIC CALLED IT SALTY, I FEEL THAT THERE’S SOME BITTERNESS THAT’S FESTERED IN DOLPH ZIGGLER. IT’S KIND OF SOURED HIS TALENT AND WHAT HE’S REALLY CAPABLE OF BECAUSE HE CAN’T GET PAST THAT BIG CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER. UNFORTUNATELY, GOING INTO THIS MATCH WITH KOFI, I THINK IT IS ALL ABOUT HIM. HE’S GOT SOME SORT OF EGO HE NEEDS TO PROVE. HE’S PICKED THAT TARGET IN KOFI, SOMEBODY HE KNOWS REALLY, REALLY WELL. THIS IS GOING TO BE A VOLATILE SITUATION AND IT’S GOING TO BE THAT WE HAVE THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE. >>YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT WHERE THE SUPERSTARS ARE ALLOCATING THEIR TIME. DOLPH ZIGGLER HAS OTHER PROJECTS ON HIS PLATE, WHICH IS GREAT, BUT KOFI IS DEDICATING HIMSELF FULL-TIME TO BEING A WWE SUPERSTAR. WHY IS HE NOT WORTHY IN DOLPH’S EYES. DAVID: DOLPH KNOWS THAT DOLPH SAID HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF HIM. KOFI HAS BEEN IN HERE GRINDING, DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AND IMPROVING. ZIGGLER, GREAT TALENT BUT ALSO HE’S GOT HIS HANDS IN OTHER THINGS. YOU GOT TO ASK THE QUESTION, DOES DOLPH ZIGGLER REALLY WANT TO BE WWE CHAMPION OR DOES HE WANT A ONE-MAN SHOW AT THE COMEDY STORE, THE LAUGH FACTORY? WHICH IS IT?>>GREAT QUESTION, DAVID. I WOULD SAY DOLPH ZIGGLER IS A DANGEROUS MAN. HE’S ANGRY AND WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HE’S GOT UP HIS SLEEVE BUT KOFI IS NOT TAKING THIS CHALLENGE LIGHTLY.>>IT IS A RIVALRY THAT WILL SURELY UNFOLD TONIGHT. WE ALSO HAVE A RIVALRY THAT’S INTENSIFYING. ANDRADE TONIGHT ATTEMPTS TO DETHRONE FINN BALOR OF HIS INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE REIGN. HE MUST DO IT AGAINST THE DEMON FINN BALOR. THE DEMON FINN BAYLOR, THIS IS THE HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THIS MATCH. ANDRADE HAS SEEN FINN BALOR, HE’S DEFEATED FINN BALOR, HE HAS NOT DEFEATED THE DEMON. DOK: I LOVE IT WHEN THE DEMON SHOWS UP. IT’S NOT OFTEN BUT IT’S A SIGHT TO BEHOLD.>>LET’S TAKE AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT EXACTLY WHAT THE DEMON IS ALL ABOUT. ♪>>THE DEMON FINN BALOR TRULY A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. DO YOU THINK THE DEMON WILL BE MORE OF A PHYSICAL OR A PSYCHOLOGICAL THREAT FOR ANDRADE? DAVID: THIS IS DEFINITELY A PSYCHOLOGICAL THREAT. ANDRADE HAS BEEN IN THE RING WITH FINN BALOR, HE KNOW WHAT IS TO EXPECT PHYSICALLY. BUT THE DEMON, THIS IS A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME. THIS IS A DEEP, DARK PLACE THAT FINN HAS TO TAP INTO JUST TO GET INTO THE DEMON. IT REMINDS ME OF BRUCE BANNER WHEN HE TURNS INTO THE INCREDIBLE HULK. THIS IS SOMETHING COMPLETELY, ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. THEN IT BEGS THE QUESTION IS FINN ABLE TO HANDLE IT AND CONTROL THE DEMON? MAYBE IT MAKES HIM THAT MUCH MORE DANGEROUS. >>I AGREE WITH ALL THAT, DAVID. BUT FINN HAS SPOKEN TO THE FACT THAT HE DOES NEED TO TAP INTO THAT DEEP DARKNESS WITHIN HIM, THE MYSTICAL CREATURE THAT EXISTS. HE SAID THE DEMON MOVES DIFFERENTLY, HE’S MORE AGGRESSIVELY. IT DOES GIVE HIM A LITTLE PHYSICAL ADVANTAGE. BUT ANDRADE HAS BEEN SCOPING THIS. NDRADE IS AWARE OF THE CHALLENGE THE DEMON BRINGS. >>SETH ROLLINS HAS A BIG MATCH AHEAD OF HIM. BUT HE HAS A FEW THINGS TO GET OFF HIS CHEST BEFORE HE UPCOMING UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AGAINST BARON CORBIN. >>SETH, BEFORE WE TOUCH ON PAUL HEYMAN’S COMMENT, EOBVIOUS QUESTION IS HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>BYRON IF YOU’RE ASKING IF I’M 100% OR NOT, I GOT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, THE ANSWER IS NO, YOU KNOW. TRUTH BE TOLD, WHAT MAN WOULD BE 100% AFTER WHAT BROCK LESNAR DID TO ME WITH A STEEL CHAIR ON MONDAY NIGHT. BUT AS FOR MY HEALTH IT IS WHAT IT IS, MAN. >>EVERYONE EXPECTS BROCK LESNAR TO BE HERE AT SUPER SHOWDOWN TO CASH IN HIS MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT. HUH IS THAT AFFECTING YOUR PREPARATION FOR BARON CORBIN? >>WHEN I TOOK THIS TITLE FROM BROCK LESNAR AT WRESTLEMANIA, I SAID I’D BE A FIGHTING CHAMPION. I CAME HERE TO BE THAT, A FIGHTING CHAMPION. SAY WHAT YOU WILL ABOUT BARON CORBIN, A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY A LOT OF THINGS. TONIGHT HE’S MY OPPONENT. TONIGHT HE’S THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER. I’M GOING TO DO WHAT I DO. I’M GOING TO FACE BARON CORBIN, I’LL STOMP HIS HEAD INTO THE MAT, I’LL BEAT BARON CORBIN AND RETAIN MY TITLE. IF BROCK LESNAR KEEPS HIS WORD, PAUL HEYMAN KEEPS HIS WORD, BROCK DOES CASH IN, BYRON, I’LL BE READY FOR THE BEAST. >>SETH ROLLINS BRIMMING WITH CONFIDENCE AHEAD OF HIS UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN WITH BARON CORBIN. WE STILL HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO COME ON THE SUPER SHOWDOWN KICKOFF. WE’VE GOT THE EXPLOSIVE TAG TEAM MATCH GOING DOWN BETWEEN THE USOS AND THE REVIVAL AND IT WILL BE LIVE RIGHT HERE ON THE KICKOFF.>>MY NAME IS TOO BIG TO START SMALL.>>SHE WAS THE FIRST REAL MAJOR SUPERSTAR WE HAD. >>FROM THE VERY BEGINNING I WAS SETTING OUT TO DO SOMETHING NO ONE HAD EVER DONE.>>RONDA ROUSEY IS HERE.>>WHEN SHE CAME BACK FROM THE WHESTLE — WRESTLEMANIA MOMENT, I SAW HER GET THE BUG THEN. >>EVERYTHING IN HER LIFE HAS BEEN LEADING UP TO HER GETTING TO WWE BECAUSE THIS WAS HER DESTINY.>>I HAD THIS HUGE OPPORTUNITY AND I HAD TO SUCCEED IN THE JUST FOR MYSELF BUT FOR ALL THE WOMEN THAT WOULD COME AFTER ME. THE PRESSURE WAS ON MORE THAN EVER. I BECAME OBSESSED WITH PROVING EVERYONE WRONG. >>REVOLUTIONARY, THE YEAR OF RONDA ROUSEY, SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SUPER SHOWDOWN. STREAMING ONLY ON WWE NETWORK. AS ALWAYS, WWE NETWORK IS FREE FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS.>>WHAT DO YOU SAY NOW WE TURN OUR ATTENTION TO THE THREE-ON-ONE HANDICAP MATCH TAKING PLACE BETWEEN THE GRITTY LUCHA HOUSE PARTY AND THE MAN WHO HAS BEEN WREAKING HAVOC ALL OVER WWE, THAT MAN OF COURSE BEING LARS SULLIVAN. LARS IS A WRECKING BALING OF A HUMAN BEING. HE DOES WHATEVER HE WANTS WHENEVER HE WANTS. HE’S TAKEN A LOT OF THAT AGGRESSION OUT ON THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY. WE DID SEE THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY STRG SUCCESS AGAINST HIM HAVE THEY CRACKED THE CODE AND FIGURED OUT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL AGAINST A MAN LIKE LARS? DAVID: I WOULDN’T SAY SUCCESSFUL. THEY DIDN’T GET BEATEN. >>THEY DIDN’T GET PUMMELED. DAVID: THAT’S WHAT IT WAS. I WOULDN’T SAY SUCCESSFUL. HAVE THEY CRACKED THE CODE? NO. LET’S BE HONEST. THEY’LL HAVE TO USE THEIR NUMBERS AND THEIR SPEED AND AGILITY, ALL THREE OF THEM AND JUST TRY TO TIRE HIM OUT AND MAKE HIM DIZZY. BUT THE REALITY IS, IF HE GETS HIS HAND ON ONE OF THEM, THAT’S IT. IT’S A WRAP. IT’S ALL OVER.>>BIG PROBLEM FOR THE LIEU THAT — LUCHA HOUSE PARTY IS WE’RE JUST GETTING TO KNOW LARS SULLIVAN. WE SAW HIM HAVE WORDS ON “SMACKDOWN” WHERE HE TALKED ABOUT A TRIGGER FOR HIM THAT TRIGGER COULD BE A GOOD THING, THAT LUCHA HOUSE PARTY COULD TAKE VACK OF, OR IT COULD UNLOCK A MONSTER WE HAVEN’T SEEN YET FROM LARS SULLIVAN. I WOULD VENTURE TO GUESS THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY BETTER TREAD LIGHTLY AND STRATEGIZE WHEN THEY GET IN THE RING TONIGHT.>>SO YOU’RE SAYING WE HAVEN’T SEEN THE WORST FROM LARS SULLIVAN? >>NO, I THINK WE HAVE NOT. >>WE’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THAT LATER TONIGHT. WE’VE GOT 50 COMPETITORS LOOKING TO WIN THE LARGEST BATTLE ROYAL IN HISTORY. LET’S HEAR FROM A COUPLE OF THEM RIGHT NOW.>>OH, SOLID BOY, HEAVY MACHINERY, HAVE A RIDE, OH YEAH.>>I THINK IT’S FITTING THAT THE BIGGEST TAG TEAM IN WWE IS COMPETING TONIGHT IN THE BATTLE ROYAL THAT’S THE LARGEST IN WWE HISTORY.>>50 MEN. THAT’S — 500 TOES. >>THAT’S A LOT OF TOES. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M THINKING? WHAT WE GOT TO DO? GET 480 TOES OVER THE TOP. AND THEN AND ONLY THEN YOU AND I. BECAUSE IT’S A BATTLE ROYAL. WE’VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT WHOSE 10 TOES ARE STANDING TALL. >>WATCH YOUR TOES. >>WATCH YOUR TOES. >>EVERYBODY BETTER WATCH YOUR TOES, HEAVY MACHINERY IS COMING!>>YOU HAVE SEEN ME FIGHT, YOU HAVE SEEN ME GO TOE-TO-TOE WITH THE UNDERTAKER. TONIGHT YOU’LL SEE ME WIN THE LARGEST BATTLE ROYAL IN THE HISTORY OF WWE. >>NOW LET’S MOVE ON TO A MATCH THAT EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT. IT’S A RIVALRY RENEWED BETWEEN TWO MEN WHO WENT FROM ALLIES TO SWORN ENEMIES. THE GAME, TRIPLE H, TAKING ON THE LEGEND KILLER, RANDY ORTON, IN WHAT PROMISES TO BE THEIR GREAT GREATEST CLASH TO DATE. >>RANDY ORTON, THE COLD THAT WILL BE SQUEEDS — >>TRIPLE H RUIN MIDLIFE, I MADE A VOW TO RUIN HIS.>>THIS IS PERSONAL.>>GET A LOOK AT GREATNESS. IN CASE YOU’VE FORGOTTEN, LET ME TELL YOU JUST WHO THE HELL I AM.>>DECADES OF DOMINANCE.>>DESTINY BEGINS NOW.>>BIG THINGS IN THE FUTURE FROM THAT YOUNGSTER. >>TRIPLE H HAS REALIZED HIS DREAM.>>THE YOUNGEST WORLD CHAMPION. >>TWO-TIME ROBO MATCH WINNER.>>13-TIME WORLD CHAMPION.>>14-TIME WWE CHAMPION.>>VANQUISHING THE BEST. RAISING THE GAME. ASCENDING TO THE APEX.>>I HAD TO SCRATCH AND CLAW UNTIL I BECAME THE GUY. >>I AM WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES. >>SADISTIC.>>OH.>>COLD. CALCULATING.>>THE CEREBRAL ASSASSIN, AS DEADLY AS THEY COME.>>NO REMORSE.>>I AM MORE DANGEROUS THAN I HAVE EVER BEEN. >>NO MORALITY. >>THOSE THAT DON’T LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT.>>ONE OBJECTIVE. TO STAND ABOVE ALL. >>IN THIS INDUSTRY, JUST LIKE IN LIFE, EVERYTHING EVOLVES.>>THE VIPER. THE KING OF KINGS. THEIR EVOLUTION CONTINUES. ADAPT. OR PERISH.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO PUT ME DUNN. THEY’RE ALL GONE. YOU ARE NOT THE ONE.>>YOU’LL SEE THERE’S NOTHING MORE LETHAL THAN THE THREE MOST DESTRUCTIVE LETTER, R.K.O.>>THE RIVALRY RENEWED, TRIPLE H AND RANDY ORTON.>>THESE TWO COMPETITORS HAVE SAID IT ALL TO EACH OTHER, THEY’VE DONE IT ALL TO EACH OTHER. WHAT WILL THIS MATCH ADD TO THEIR ALREADY STORIED HISTORY? DOK: GOING BECOME TO THE DAYS OF LEGACY, TRIPLE H WAS PRETTY MUCH A MENTOR TO RANDY ORTON. TAUGHT HIM A LOT HE SAW GREATNESS IN RANDYLE THEY KNOW EACH OTHER SO WELL. IT REMINDS ME OF LIKE THE BIG BROTHER AND THE LITTLE BROTHER. THE LITTLE BROTHER IS ALWAYS CHASING AFTER BIG BROTHER AND WANTS TO PROVE HIMSELF. THAT’S WHAT I FEEL LIKE THIS MATCH IS TONIGHT. IS RANDY ORTON THE LITTLE BROTHER, TRYING TO PROVE TO THE BIG BROTHER HE’S THE MAN NOW. >>I FEEL LIKE, DAVID, THAT’S A REALLY SWEET WAY TO PUT IT. I DON’T SEE ANY BROTHERLY LOVE BETWEEN THESE TWO MEN. THEY KNOW EACH OTHER BUT I THINK THERE’S ALSO, THERE’S A BATTLE FOR RESPECT THAT CONTAINS DISDAIN. AND I THINK ESPECIALLY COMING FROM RANDY ORTON, NO LITTLE BROTHER WANTS TO BE TOLD HE’S SECOND. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? I FEEL LIKE IN THAT SITUATION, RANDY WANTS TO PROVE HIMSELF AGAINST HUNTER AND POSSIBLY, YOU KNOW, BUST OUT THAT LEGEND KILLER PERSONALA AND PUT HUNTER OUT FOR GOOD. DAVID: THEY’RE BROTHERS BUT OBVIOUSLY FROM A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY. HOW ABOUT THAT? BUT GOING BACK TO THE RESPECT THING, YOU KNOW, THAT’S THE THING. EVERYBODY RESPECTS TRIPLE H. RANDY RESPECTS TRIPLE H IN THE RING. BUT WHAT’S INTERESTING IS THAT LITTLE BROTHER, HE’S NOT INTIMIDATED BY THE BIG BROTHER. HE’S NOT INTIMIDATED BY TRIPLE H LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IS. THAT’S GOING TO WORK IN RANDY’S FAVOR. AS YOU CAN HEAR IN HIS PROMO, HE RESPECTS HIM IN THE RING BUT DOESN’T NECESSARILY RESPECT HIM FOR HIS NEW ROLE IN THE OFFICE. YOU HEARD WHAT HE SAID ABOUT RETRIEVING CERTAIN THINGS OUT OF STEPHANIE’S PURSE. THAT’S SOMETHING ONLY A LITTLE BROTHER COULD SAY TO A BIG BROTHER. IT’S NOT SWEET. >>THAT’S SOMETHING WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE THE SHOW. THIS MATCH HOLDS A LOT OF NOSTALGIA FOR WWE SUPERSTARS LIKE YOURSELF AND WWE FANS. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?>>I GOT TO SIT AND WATCH THESE GUYS HEADLINE WRESTLEMANIA. IT’S A MOMENT, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SUPER SHOW COUN AND THE FEELING AND THE WAY WE HAVE THIS WRESTLEMANIA VIBE GOING ON, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MATCHES THAT TRIGGERS THAT FOR ME. I REMEMBER HEARING 80-PLUS THOUSAND PEOPLE CHEERING IN THEIR MATCH. TO SEE THESE TWO COMPETITORS GET TO GO OUT AND DO IT AGAIN, THERE’S GOING TO BE NOTHING LIKE IT. DAVID: ONE OF THE COOL THINGS ABOUT THIS MATCH IS ALSO, THEY’RE PRETTY EVENLY MATCHED. LIKE IT’S REALLY HARD TO PICK A WINNER GOING INTO THIS. IT COULD EASILY GO EITHER WAY. I LOVE THAT ABOUT THESE TWO.>>WE STILL HAVE A LOT COMING UP HERE ON THE SUPER SHOWDOWN KICKOFF. WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THE HUGE MATCHUP, WHEN I SAY HUGE, I DO MEAN HUGE, GOING DOWN BETWEEN BRAUN STROWMAN AND BOBBY LASHLEY.>>INSPIRED BY MILLIONS. BUILT LIKE A CHAMPION. AND SO MUCH MORE. FIND WHAT FITS YOU AT WWESHOP.COM. TODAY ONLY. BUY ONE T-SHIRT GET ONE FOR $1. >>THIS MATCH CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A MASSIVE COLLISION. IT’S ALL GOING DOWN WHEN BRAUN STROWMAN THINES ALMIGHTY BOBBY LASHLEY WITH SOME HUGE BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE. MASSIVE IS ONLY ONE SMALL WAY TO DESCRIBE IT. DAVID: LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS. THAT’S WHY THEY CALL HIM THE MONSTER AMONG MEN. HE’S A MOUNTAIN OF A MAN. 6’8″, 340. THEN LASHLEY, HE’S A LITTLE MORE COMPACT BUT JUST AS STRONG. AND THEN LOOK AT THE BICEP SIZES. BOTH OF THEM OTHER 2046 — 20-INCH BICEPS. THAT’S A BIG DEAL.>>THAT BICEP SIZE MAY HAVE A LOT TO DO WITH HOW BRAUN STROWMAN WAS ABLE TO COME OUT TON. WE — ON TOP. WE SAW THAT ARM WRESTLING MATCH, A TRADITIONAL TEST OF STRENGTH. BRAUN STROWMAN TAKING HOME THE CAKE, PUTTING LASHLEY DOWN. BUT LASHLEY — WASN’T GOING TO JUST GIVE THAUP EASY. DAVID: LOOK AT THE CONFIDENCE ON STROWMAN. LASHLEY TOOK A SHOT TO HIS EGO. HAS TO COME BACK AN BEAT HIM DOWN. SHOWS, LOOK AT THIS. WANTS TO EXERT HIS OWN POWER, PICKING STROWMAN UP. I HAVEN’T SEEN STROWMAN MANHANDLED LIKE THAT EVER BEFORE. >>WOW. YOU KNOW, THESE TWO MEN, THEY’RE BOTH BEHEMOTHS. TWO OF THE LARGEST BEN IN WWE. MY QUESTION TO YOU BOTH IS, WHAT ARE THESE MEN OUT TO PROVE TONIGHT. WE JUST SAW THEY CAN’T EVEN GET THROUGH AN ARM WRESTLING MATCH WITHOUT AN ISSUE. WHAT’S TONIGHT GOING TO LOOK LIKE? DAVID: I THINK THIS IS A BATTLE OF EGOS. IT REALLY IS BIG GUYS. I’LL EXPLAIN THAT IT HAPPENS IN THE LOCKER ROOM, IT HAPPENS IN THE GYM. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE BIGGEST GUY. THERE’S A BIG GUY IN THE GYM, ANOTHER BIG GUY WALKS IN, GOT TO SEIZE EACH OTHER UP. THOSE ARE GOING TO BE ANY 200-POUND DUMBBELLS OVER THERE. GOT TO DO WHAT YOU CAN TO STAND OUT AND BE THE TOP GUY. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.>>I AGREE. I’VE EXPERIENCED BIG GIRL HATE, THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF THAT GOING ON IN THE LADY’S LOCKER ROOM. BUT IT’S TWO ALPHAS GOING AT IT. DID YOU SEE THE RAGE ON BOBBY LASHLEY’S FACE? I PICKED UP — THAT FEEL, I JUST PICKED UP BRAUN STROWMAN LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES. I COULD SEE THIS BEING A HUGE COMBUSTIBLE ELEMENT. I’M EXCITED TO SEE HOW THE RING CONTAINS THESE TWO MASSIVE MEN. >>YOU SPOKE ABOUT EGOS, EGO WILL BE A BIG BUZZWORD IN ANOTHER MATCHUP WE HAVE GOING ON TONIGHT THAT’S HAPPENING BETWEEN ROMAN REIGNS AND SHAYNE MCMAHON. THE BIG DOG OUT TO PROVE THAT “SMACKDOWN” LIFE IS HIS YARD WHILE SHANE-O-MAC IS INTENT ON PUNISHING REIGNS. >>YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT AT MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION. I FIGURED ON MY FIRST NIGHT ON “SMACKDOWN” LIVE I’D DO EXACTLY THAT. >>HERE WE GO.>>I MISS — I’M JUST OUT HERE TO REMIND YOU THAT THE MCMAHON FAMILY OWNS ALL THE LAND. >>NO, YOUR DADDY OWNS THE LAND.>>ROMAN REIGNS, YOU HIT MY FATHER, VINCENT KENNEDY MCMAHON. MEN THAT HAVE EVER LIVED. MY FATHER VINCE IS LIKE A NATIONAL TREASURE. WHAT TYPE OF MAN HITS ANOTHER MAN’S FATHER LIKE THAT? AND THERE’S GOING TO BE REPERCUSSIONS.>>WAIT A MINUTE! SHAYNE MCMAHON! [BELL RINGS]>>SHE ISSUES HAVE CARRIED OVER TO “RAW,” LAYING WASTE TO AN ALREADY BATTERED BIG DOG. >>I’M NOT THE BEST IN THE WORLD BECAUSE I WON A TROPHY. I’M THE BEST IN THE WORLD BECAUSE I WAS BORN THAT WAY. SEE, ROMAN, I’M SICK AND TIRED OF YOU WALKING AROUND HERE, YOU THINKING YOU CAN BREAK ALL THE RULES. THE MCMAHON FAMILY HAS BEEN PUTTING FOOD ON YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TABLE FOR GENERATIONS. WHEN YOU CAME DOWN HERE AND HIT THE CHAIRMAN OF OUR COMPANY, YOU BIT THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.>>I DON’T KNOW ABOUT Y’ALL BUT I HATE SPOILED RICH KIDS. IF YOU HAVE BEEF WITH ME I SAY WE SQUASH IT RIGHT HERE IN THIS RING TONIGHT. >>SHAYE IS READY TO GO. >>I DO WHAT ALL SPOILED RICH KIDS DO, I DO WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT. >>THE BEST IN THE WORLD! >>BUT I ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE AND THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT SUPER SHOWDOWN. >>AFTER SUPER SHOWDOWN, YOU’RE GOING TO SAY WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE SAYS AROUND HERE. I JUST GOT MY ASS KICKED BY ROMAN REIGNS. >>THERE IS NOTHING BETWEEN SHAYNE MCMAHON AND ROMAN REIGNS.>>THE LAST THING YOU WILL BE HEARING AT SUPER SHOWDOWN IS THIS. THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH AND THE BEST IN THE WORLD, SHAYNE MCMAHON!>>AT SUPER SHOWDOWN I’M NOT GOING ONLY TO BEAT YOU I’M GOING TO BEAT SOME RESPECT INTO YOU.>>SO IS SHANE REALLY INTENT ON PUNISHING REIGNS FOR THE ACTIONS AGAINST HIS FATHER BUT AYE SEEN A LOT OF DISRESPECT COMING FROM SHAYNE MCMAHON AS WELL. WHAT’S UP WITH THIS? DAVID: I MEAN, ROMAN CAME OUT AND MADE HIS PRESENCE FELT AND HE CLAIMS “SMACKDOWN” LIVE AS HIS YARD. HE SUPERMAN PUNCHED MR. MCMAHON IN THE FACE. IF THAT DOESN’T MAKE A STATEMENT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL. YOU CAN’T REALLY BLAME SHAYNE FOR THEN DEFENDING HIS FATHER’S HONOR, ALTHOUGH IT IS A LITTLE HYPOCRITICAL AFTER WHAT HE DID TO MRS. DAD, BUT I DIGRESS. THAT’S WHY HE HAD A TRGET ON ROMAN REIGNS. >>SHAYNE HAS A LITTLE SELECTIVE MORALITY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS DECISION MAKING. WE’VE SEEN IT OVER THE YEARS. THE MCMAHONS THEY QUABLE, THEY FIGHT, THEY’VE HAD WARS WITH ONE ANOTHER. WHEN IT COMES TO OUTSIDE FORCES MESSING WITH THE FAMILY, THEY TEND TO LINE UP AND DEFEND EACH OTHER. SO I CAN SEE WHY SHAYNE PICKED THIS HILL TO DIE ON. HE MADE A STATEMENT, A VERY, VERY STRONG STATEMENT ABOUT WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO TO BIG DOG. WE’LL SEE IF HE’S GOING TO GO THROUGH WITH HIS THREATS. DAVID: SHAYNE HAS MADE QUITE A FEW STRONG STATEMENTS THAT HE’S GOING TO NEWT THEY ARE BIG DOG, HE’S GOING TO MAKE ROMAN REIGNS TAP OUT. COME ON. LET’S NOT GET CRAZY HERE. I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN ROMAN REIGNS TAP OUT. SHAYNE TALKS A BIG GAME BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT DREW MCINTYRE IS BACKING HIM UP AND HE’S THE ONE THAT DOES THE HEAVY LIFTING. SHAYNE MCMAHON REMINDS ME OF DRAKE. BOUNCING AROUND, CHEERLEADING WHILE KAWHI LEONARD AND THE RAPTORS DO ALL THE WINNING. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS.>>I GUESS WE FIND OUT TONIGHT IF DREW MCINTYRE IS THE DIFFERENCEMAKER HERE IN THIS MATCH TONIGHT. LET’S SAY A LITTLE THANK YOU TO GODSMACK FOR “WHEN LEGENDS RISE” THE OFFICIAL THEME SONG OF WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN. AND SPEAKING OF LEGENDS, ONE OF THE MARQUEE EVENTS TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, TWO WWE LEGENDS MEETING FACE-TO-FACE. IT IS GOING TO BE A MATCH YOU ONLY THOUGHT YOU’D SEE IN YOUR DREELS, TONIGHT IT BECOMES A REALITY. THE UNDERTAKER TAKING ON GOLDBERG TONIGHT AT SUPER SHOWDOWN. >>WE HAVE NEVER SEEN A MAN QUITE LIKE THIS.>>HE IS TRULY SUPERHUMAN.>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO FIND ANY MAN IN ANY SPORT MORE INTENT THAN GOLDBERG.>>HE IS THE EPITOME OF WRESTLEMANIA. >>PUT ANOTHER MARK IN THE WIN COLUMN. >>GOLDBERG REMAINS UNBEATEN. >>THE UNDERTAKER’S LEGEND GROWS.>>THE GREATEST CHAMPION IN WCW HISTORY.>>THE PHENOM, THE ICONIC GOLDBERG. ♪ MY THROAT IS DRY MY VISION’S FADING I’M PARALYZED AND LEFT HERE WAITING TAKING TIME JUST ONE STEP FORWARD WON’T LOSE MY MIND I’M HERE TO STAY IT’S BURNING DOWN IT’S BURNING HIGH WHEN ASHES FALL THE LEGENDS RISE WE BURNED IT OUT OH MY OH WHY WHEN ASHES FALL THE LEGENDS RISE ♪ >>I DON’T WANT A FAMILY MAN. I WANT THE UNSTOPPABLE ICON GOLDBERG. I WILL CLAIM YOUR SOUL FOR ALL OF ETERNITY.>>TAKER, I CAN GUARANTEE YOU YOU’RE GOING TO GET THAT ASS KICKING.>>WE WILL ALL FIND OUT ONCE AND FOR ALL WHO THE BETTER MAN IS.>>GOLDBERG. YOU’RE NEXT.>>THE UNDERTAKER REST IN PEACE. [BELL TOLLS] ♪ WEBURNED IT OUT ♪ >>THE UNDERTAKER WILL TAKE ON GOLDBERG FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. >>THE UNDERTAKER MAKING IT VERY CLEAR HE EXPECTS THE UNSTOPPABLE ICON VERSION OF GOLDBERG, NOT THE FAMILY MAN. WILL HE GET THAT FROM HIM TONIGHT? DAVID: I DON’T THINK IT MATTERS. I’LL TELL YOU WHY. THE UNSTOPPABLE VERSION OBVIOUSLY AWESOME. BUT THE PRESENT VERSION, THE FAMILY MANGOLDBERG, LOOK, THAT’S A HARD GUY TO STOP. BEING A FATHER MYSELF, I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO DO SOMETHING SO YOU WANT YOUR SON TO WATCH YOU AND TO SEE YOU AS A HERO. THAT’S INCREDIBLY MOTIVATING. I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE THE ALL-TIME BEST GOLDBERG. >>ABSOLUTELY, DAVID, I AGREE WITH YOU. FATHERS — A FATHER’S LOVE, THAT’S AWESOME. GOLDBERG’S FORTE IS FINISHING MATCHES QUICKLY HE NORMALLY DEMOLISHES HIS OPPONENTS. HOWEVER THERE’S NO OPPONENT THAT RISES QUICKER THAN THE UNDERTAKER. SO IF THIS MATCH ENDS UP GOING LONG AND GOLDBERG IS STILL IN IT, I HAVE A FEELING IT’S GOING TO WEIGH ON THE SIDE OF THE UNDERTAKER. >>BOTH OF THESE TWO SUPERSTARS HAVE LEGACIES THEY WANT TO PROTECT. RIGHT NOW WE’RE READY TO SEE THE USOS TAKE ON THE REVIVALS. LET’S TURN THINGS OVER TO OUR COMMENTARY TEAM WHO ARE RINGSIDE AT THE SUPER SHOWDOWN. LET’S GET TO IT.>>HEY, EVERYBODY, WELCOME TO THE KING ABDULLAH SPORTS CITY STADIUM I’M MICHAEL COLE, COREY GRAVES, RENEE YOUNG. IT’S A BIT TOASTY, ABOUT 100 DEGREES HERE. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT. COREY: IT’S HOT NOW, THE TEMPERATURES WILL KEEP RISE THIS ESUPERSTARS ARE EXCITED TO COME OUT AND DO WHAT THEY DO BEST. RENEE: THIS IS A WAY TO KICK IT OFF, BOYS. MICHAEL: WE ARE GOING TO BE JAM PACKED HERE TONIGHT. A LATE-ARRIVING CROWD ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT HERE IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, AS WE APPROACH THE 9:00 HOUR AND THE USOS ARE SET FOR TAG TEAM ACTION. [BELL RINGS] RING ANNOUNCER: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TAG TEAM MATCH SCHEDULED FOR JUAN FALL. INTRODUCING FIRST AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 479 POUNDS, JIMMY AND JEY, THE USOS! MICHAEL: AS WE GET SET FOR TAG TEAM ACTION, WE MENTIONED THE TEMPERATURE, A FACTOR THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT HERE AT WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN. THE AIR TEMPERATURE HERE IN JEDDAH, WHICH SON THE RED SEA IS 94 DEGREES. BUT DOWN HERE IN THE STADIUM WHERE OUR SUPERSTARS ARE PERFORMING, THE TEMPERATURE WILL FEEL LIKE 102. RENEE: I DON’T KNOW IF MY CANADIAN BODY CAN HANDLE THAT. MICHAEL: JIMMY AND JEY WERE RUNNING AROUND THE STADIUM WITH NO SHIRTS GETTING READY FOR TONIGHT. COREY: JIMI — JIMMY AND JEY KNOW WHAT STANDS IN FRONT OF THEM, A CUP OF TOUGH GUYS, ONE OF THE BEST TAG TEAMS IN THE WORLD. RING ANNOUNCER: AND THEIR OPPONENTS, AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 446 POUNDS, THE REVIVAL! MICHAEL: THIS HAS BECOME PERSONAL FOR THE REVIVAL. RENEE: THEY’VE BEEN PLAYING MIND GAMES B GETTING IN HAIR THEIR HEADS. BACK SHAVING HAPPENING. ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. MICHAEL: NOW WHAT WE’LL SEE IS TWO SETS OF TAG TEAM SPECIALISTS, ARGUABLY THE TWO BEST TAG TEAMS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, ON A BRIGHT STAGE LIKE SUPER SHOWDOWN, BATTLE — BATTLING FOR SUPREMACY. IT’S NOT ABOUT SOPHOMORIC PRANKS OR MIND GAMES, IT’S WHO IS THE BETTER TAG TEAM. RENEE: THEY’VE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO SUSS EACH OTHER OUT AS WELL. MICHAEL: WE ARE LESS THAN 12 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE OFFICIAL START OF WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN. WE ARE GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US ON THE KICKOFF SHOW TONIGHT FROM KING ABDULLAH SPORT CITY STADIUM IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA. THE REVIVAL AS WELL COREY OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HAVE SOUGHT ALIGNMENT WITH SHAYNE MCMAHON WHICH GOT INVOLVED IN THE SITUATION BECAUSE OF ROMAN REIGNS. COREY: THE REVIVAL WANT THEIR JUST DUE. THEY REALIZE BEING ALIGNED WITH THE BEST IN THE WORLD, SHAYNE MCMAHON ONLY HELPS THEIR CAUSE. RENEE: A SMART WAY TO TRY TO GET A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP. MICHAEL: THE “RAW” TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, HAWKINS AND RYDER, ARE HERE, THEY’LL BE PART OF THE 50-MAN OVER THE TOP ROPE BATTLE ROYAL, THE LARGEST BATTLE ROYAL IN WWE HISTORY LATER ON TONIGHT. YOU KNOW THEY’RE LOOKING ON. ONE OF THESE TEAMS COULD BE NEXT IN LINE FOR A TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY. RENEE: IT’S A MATTER OF WHICH ONE OF THESE TEAMS WILL GET THERE FIRST. COREY: I LIKE HOW PERSONAL THIS RIVALRY HAS BECOME. THE REVIVAL LOOKING FOR A MEASURE OF REDEMPTION AFTER BEING HUMILIATED. JIMMY AND JEY WERE ON THE RECEIVING END OF A BEATDOWN ALONGSIDE THEIR COUSIN ROMAN REIGNS. MICHAEL: THEY HAVE NOT FORGOT B THAT. TAUSON AND WILDER TOSSED OVER THE TOP ROPE, THE USOS IN CONTROL. RENEE: CAN’T WATE TO ROMAN REIGNS BRING THE PAIN TO SHANE-O-MAC TONIGHT. COREY: THEY’VE GOT THE UPPER HAND IN THE EARLY MINUTES. MICHAEL: YOU CAN HEAR THE USO CHANTS FOR THE CROWDS. RENEE: THEY GOT UP ON THEIR FEET FOR THE USOS, FOR THE REVIVAL NOT SO MUCH. MICHAEL: THE REVIVAL DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST, TEXTBOOK TAG TEAM WRESTLING. IN WITH AN ELBOW, HERE’S THE COVER IS IT ENOUGH TO PUT HIM AWAY? A KICKOUT AT 2002. RENEE: THE REVIVALS STARTING TO SHUT DOWN THE RING. COREY: BOTH OF THESE TEAMS LOOKING TO CUT THE RING THIS HALF. ISOLATE THEIR OPPONENTS FROM THEIR PARTNER. THAT IS TANTAMOUNT WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH TWO SETS OF TAG TEAM SPECIALISTS. JIMMY USO DOWN IN THE CORNER. VICTIM OF A STOMPING. BY BOTH MEMBERS OF THE REVIVAL. MICHAEL: AGAIN THE DOUBLE-TEAM CONTINUES. SCOTT DAWSON NOW THE LEGAL MAN. RENEE: HARD TO DENY THE CHEMISTRY OF THESE GUYS HERE. MICHAEL: FORMER “RAW” TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS. USOS SIX-TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS IN WWE. RENEE: USOS, NO MATTER WHAT, WILL GO DOWN AS ONER OF THE GREATEST TAG TEAMS IN THE HISTORY OF WWE. COREY: NO QUESTION. BUT DASH WILDER AND SCOTT DAWSON WANT TO BE IN THAT AS WELL. MICHAEL: YOU SEE THE OFFICIAL DEALING WITH DAWSON AND JEY USO. COREY: DAWSON AND WILDER TECHNICALLY SUPREME. EVERYTHING SCOTT DAWSON DOES IS WITH A PURPOSE. SO MUCH SNAP BEHIND HIS MOVEMENTS. A LITTLE EXTRA TORQUE, A LITTLE EXTRA AGGRESSION. RENEE: IT’S BEING BROKEN DOWN RIGHT NOW. SCOTT DAWSON HAS THE SUBMISSION. ALL JIMMY CAN DO IS STARE AT JEY. MICHAEL: WWE UNIVERSE LOOKING ON. WE’RE EIGHT MINUTES AWAY FROM THE OFFICIAL START OF WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN. ABDOMINAL STRETCH APPLIED BY SCOTT DAWSON YOU KNOW WHO WOULD DO WELL IN THE COMMENTARY BOOTH? PAT MCAFEE. COULD DO THE SHOW IN SHORTS. RENEE: FINALLY. JEY MICHAEL: JEY USO TRYING TO MAKE THE TAG. JIMMY CREATES SPACE AND SEPARATION HERE BUT CAN HE GET TO THE CORNER. MICHAEL: TAG WAS MADE. JIMMY WITH AN OPPORTUITY. RENEE: COULD HAVE AN OPENING HERE. TIME TO MAKE THE MOVE. COREY: WILDER HAS TO GET TO DAWSON AND MAKE THE TAG. RENEE: WE GOT FRESH LEGS ON THE OUTSIDE. MICHAEL: JEY TRYING TO RALLY THE NOW THE ACTION HAPPENS. WELCOME AT THIS. JEY USO PICKING IT UP A NOTCH. CLASSIC USOS. THEY ARE FIRED UP HERE. RENEE: JEDDAH IS LOVING THIS TONIGHT. COREY: DAWSON IN TROUBLE. MICHAEL: I THINK WE KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT. RENEE: ABOUT TO BRING THE PAIN. MICHAEL: IT’S BECOME A FAMILY TRADITION, BACKUP IN THE CORNER. COVER NOW ON DAWSON. IS IT ENOUGH? KICKOUT AGAIN. THIS IS A CRUCIAL MATCHUP, ALL THE TAG TEAMS ARE JOCKEYS FOR AN OPPORTUNITY AT RYDER AND HAWKINS FOR TAG TEAM GOLD. RENEE: YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE THAT RYDER AND HAWKINS HAVE A KEEN EYE ON THE MATCHUP HERE TONIGHT, SCOUT OUT THE REST OF THE COMPETITION. MICHAEL: THE MOMENTARY HESITATION COST THEM. RENEE: HERE WE GO. MICHAEL: WILDER, KNOCKED OFF THE TOP ROPE, HIT THE APRON HARD. THE USOS, CROSS BODY, BOTH LEGS, GOT HIM, KICKOUT BY DAWSON AT TWO. A NEAR FALL. COREY: USO — JEY USO HALF A SECOND AWAY FROM EARNING THE VICTORY FOR HIS TEAM. DASH WILD OWN THE OUTSIDE, TRYING TO RESTRATEGIZE. YOU CAN NEVER COUNT THE REVIVAL OUT OF ANY TAG TEAM MATCH UNTIL THE FINAL BELL RING. THEY’RE ALWAYS SCHEMING, ALWAYS PLOTTING. RENEE: LOOKS LIKE JEY HAS ANOTHER IDEA HERE. MICHAEL: BACKING IT UP, NOBODY HOME, DRAW ONABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY DAWSON LANDS ON HIS FEET. WILDER. RENEE: COME ON. MICHAEL: WILD WE ARE THE OFFICIAL. OH MY GOODNESS. JEY USO GOT A LEGITIMATE GRIPE. DAWSON, COVER. ENOUGH FOR THE WIN? NO, A KICKOUT. THE USOS PICKED UP A VICTORY BUT VERY CAGEY WORK BY DASH WILD THORNE OUTSIDE OF THE RING, KEEPING THE REFEREE TIDE UP. ALLOWING SCOTT DAWSON AN EXTRA FEW SECONDS TO RECOVER. THE REVIVAL DOING EXACTLY WHAT THEY LICK TO DO. SLOW THE PACE DOWN. COREY: SO METHODICAL. MICHAEL: DOUBLE-TEAM. RENEE: HERE WE GO. MICHAEL: NOBODY HOME — YEAH HE WAS. JIMMY USO AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND MAKES HIMSELF IN POSITION. SUPER KICK TO THE FACE. DAWSON CAUGHT THIS ONE. BIG RIGHT HAND. PAID FOR IT. SUPERKICKS IN STEREO. WILDER. DROPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING. HERE’S THE COVER FOR THE WIN. GOT IT. [BELL RINGS] RING ANNOUNCER: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS, THE USOS! MICHAEL: JIMMY AND JEY STARTED THINGS OFF RIGHT HERE AT SUPER SHOWDOWN ON THE KICKOFF SHOW. ALL ABOUT BRAGGING RIGHTS, ALL ABOUT TAG TEAM SUPREMACY TONIGHT. JIMMY AND JEY USO PROVE TO BE THE BETTER TEAM ON THE BIG STAGE AT THE SUPER SHOWDOWN. WE’LL BE BACK HERE AT RINGSIDE IN A MATTER OF MOMENTS FOR THE START OF SUPER SHEDOWN. THE USOS WITH A BIG VICTORY HERE TONIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. THERE YOU HAVE IT. THE USOS LOCKING THE REVIVAL UP IN THE USO PENITENTIARY. DAVID: THOSE GUYS ARE AWESOME.>>THAT ENVIRONMENT LOOKS UNBELIEVABLE. THE CROWD IS GOING WILD. THE ENERGY AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME. DAVID: YOU CAN FEEL IT. IT’S GOT THAT BIG EVENT FEEL LIKE A WRESTLEMANIA.>>ABSOLUTELY. HOT, LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT JUST A COUPLE OF MATCHES PEOPLE CAN EXPECT TO SEE TONIGHT. THE FIRST ONE, ROMAN REIGNS VS. SHAYNE MCMAHON. THE BEST IN THE WORLD. DAVID: ROMAN REIGNS CLAIMS THE “SMACKDOWN” LIVE AS HIS YARD WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH TO VINCE MCMAHON. SHAYNE IS SETTING OUT TO SHOW REIGNS THAT IT MAY BE HIS YARD BUT IT’S THE MCMAHON’S PROPERTY. HE VOWS TO NEWT THEY ARE BIG DOG.>>WE’VE GOT A COUPLE OF THOUGHS I THINK WE WANT TO GIVE IN TERMS OF THIS MATCH. IS “SMACKDOWN” LIVE GOING TO BELONG TO THE BIG DOG IF HE DOES LOSE TO SHAYNE TONIGHT? DAVID: I THINK WHAT IT’S GOING TO COME DOWN TO IS DREW MCINTYRE. HE’S THE DIFFERENCEMAKER IN THE MATCH. THE BIG DOG NOT ONLY HAS TO WORRY ABOUT THE BEST IN THE WORLD BUT HE HAS TO WORRY ABOUT THAT GUY. >>TRIPLE H TAKING ON RANDY ORTON. TRIPLE H THIS KING OF KINGS. CAN HIS INTIMIDATION TACTICS GET INTO THE HEAD OF RANDY ORTON OR WILL THE VIPER STRIKE? WE’VE TALKED ABOUT HOW MUCH NOSTALGIA THAT HOLDS FOR WWE SUPERSTARS AND FANS ALIKE BUT THERE’S ANOTHER MATCHUP ON THE CARD CARD THAT I THINK WILL BE EQUALLY AS NOSTALGIC AND ALSO DREAM MATCH IN THE EYES OF EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE WWE UNIVERSE. YOU KNOW I’M TALKING ABOUT THE UNDERTAKER GOING UP AGAINST GOLDBERG. IT IS GOING DOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. AN EPIC ENCOUNTER TWO. LEGENDS TAKING CENTER STAGE. THE UNDERTAKER VERSUS GOLDBERG. EACH FIGHTING TO KEEP THEIR LEGACY INTACT. NOW WHAT A MATCH, NO ONE, I DON’T THINK AT THIS POINT, EVER EXPECTED TO SEE THESE TWO TAKE THE RING TOGETHER BUT NOW THAT IT’S HAPPENING TINE AT THE SUPER SHOWDOWN I’VE GOT TO ASK, WHO DID YOU IDOLIZE MORE GROWING UP? DAVID: GROWING UP, I IDOLIZED GOLDBERG. I REMEMBER BEING IN HIGH SCHOOL, WHEN WE WORKED TRAPS, WE CALLED THEM GOLDBERGS. THAT’S HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT IT WAS TO ME.>>GOLDBERG HAS AN ICONIC PHYSIQUE. BUT THE INDS TAKER, THERE’S SOMETHING MAGICAL, SOMETHING REALLY, REAL Y I SPECIAL ABOUT HEARING THAT GONG AND FEELING THOSE GOOSE BUMPS UP YOUR ARMS. IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN THERE TO SEE UNDERTAKER LIVE IT IS A SPECTACLE.>>I THINK THE UNDERTAKER WHO IS I– WHO I IDOLIZED MORE. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT GOING DOWN TONIGHT AT THE SUPER SHOYDOWN — SHOWDOWN ON THE WWE NEATWORK. EVERYBODY, ENJOY THE SHOW. ♪

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