WWE No Mercy 2017: Match Results, Review, and Analysis

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Apollo Crews vs. Elias

Kickoff Match

 

The Los Angeles crowd popped HUGE for Elias initially, but ended up booing him after he finished another one of his classic “insult the current city” songs.

Not a bad match, but nothing special either. Elias wins via the Drift Away, which is an awesome name for his finisher.

Winner: Elias


 

The Miz (c) vs. Jason Jordan

Intercontinental Championship Match

 

The LA crowd was all cheers for their hometown hero, The Miz, and even booed Jason Jordan throughout the match. At one point, the fans chanted Kurt Angle’s classic “you suck” chant at Jordan.

There was a cool spot where Jordan suplexed The Miz into The Miztourage outside of the ring, which got a nice reaction.

The Miz got the win via the Skull Crushing Finale, but not before Jordan was distracted by The Miztourage.

Winner: The Miz


 

Finn Bálor vs. Bray Wyatt

 

This one started off hot, as Bray Wyatt attacked Finn Bálor during his entrance before the match began. This led to Wyatt laying a pretty nice beatdown on Bálor for the majority of the match. At one point, Wyatt was literally throwing Bálor around the ring while looking like a legitimate sociopath. Amazing.

This was easily Wyatt’s best match in recent memory, although I do hope the feud between these two is over.

Bálor nailed The Eater of Worlds with the Coup De Grâce to get the W.

Winner: Finn Bálor


 

Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus)

Raw Tag Team Championships Match

 

HOLY BALLS! DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO CESARO’S TEETH?!

 

 

In all seriousness, this was a fantastic tag team match. These four dudes are some of the best performers in WWE, and this bout was an excellent display of that fact.

I’m not sure what comes next for Ambrose and Rollins, which makes tomorrow night’s episode of Raw must-see television. One of the main goals of every WWE pay-per-view should be to make the viewer want to tune in for the next show, and this show succeeded in doing just that.

Winner: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins


 

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley vs. Emma vs. Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks

Raw Women’s Championship Match

 

Simply put, this match was fantastic. All five of these ladies put on an incredible show, but the star of the match was Nia Jax. She showed off her power, explosiveness, and bumped her ass off to make the other girls look strong.

My favorite spot of the match occurred when Nia Jax went shoulder first into the post and landed on the floor. Brutal stuff.

Alexa Bliss retained her championship after she planted Bayley with a DDT. The Goddess of WWE is safe for now, but Asuka is looming, so her days as WWE Raw Women’s Champion are more than likely numbered.

Winner: Alexa Bliss


 

John Cena vs. Roman Reigns

 

This matchup could main event any WrestleMania, yet it wasn’t even tonight’s main event; that’s how stacked this card was.

The hype for this one was real, but it certainly lived up to that hype, if not surpassed it.

The crowd didn’t want to play along at first, but both Cena and Reigns are pros, so they had everybody on board by the time the final bell rang.

The spot of the match occurred when Reigns hit Cena with a spear through one of the announcer’s desks, which resulted in a rough landing for both guys.

Cena hit Reigns with FOUR AA’s, including one off the second rope, but it wasn’t enough. Reigns got another massive victory, after hitting Cena with the Super-Man punch/spear combo.

After the match, Reigns handed the floor over to Cena, who appeared to hint at a possible retirement. The fans chanted “thank you, Cena” as he left the arena.

Winner: Roman Reigns 


 

Neville (c) vs. Enzo Amore

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match

 

No one seemed to be emotionally invested in this matchup, myself included, so it was hard for these two to hook the crowd.

I personally believe the match went a little too long and took a little too long to get going. But the issues didn’t stop there…

Enzo Amore got the victory after hitting Neville with a low blow while the referee was distracted. What a travesty.

The show was pretty much perfect up to this point, so this one little blunder isn’t too big of an issue. That being said, this did put a pretty big damper on my mood going into the main event, which is never a good thing.

Winner: Enzo Amore 


 

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman

WWE Universal Championship Match

 

This match, like Cena/Reigns, had a ton of hype going into tonight’s show. Unfortunately, unlike Cena/Reigns, this match did NOT live up to the hype.

Braun Strowman is still VERY green, and Lesnar isn’t a ring general, so there were a ton of awkward spots in the match where you could tell Strowman needed Lesnar’s guidance.

Despite the fact that the last two matches weren’t the best, the show overall was fantastic. If you haven’t seen it, you need to check it out ASAP.

Winner: Brock Lesnar


 

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