WWE Main Roster Territory Report (November 4th, 2018)

DX at Crown Jewel
DX at Crown Jewel

WWE Main Roster Territory Report (November 4th, 2018)

  1. News
  2. Results
  3. Upcoming Matches and Shows
  4. Championship Landscape
  5. Rankings

1. News

Survivor Series Format

It looks as though for the second year in a row Survivor Series will be going with a champion vs champion theme. This sets up two big main event matches with Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles going at it for the second year in a row but also Becky Lynch facing Ronda Rousey. Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura was also officially announced this week.

AJ Styles’ WWE Championship Reign

WWE posted an article this week on the top 10 longest WWE Championship reigns. Styles’ reign is now the 10th longest of all-time. He just passed Diesel’s run with the belt from 1994-1995 (358 days).

  • AJ Styles (362+)
  • Hulk Hogan (364)
  • Randy Savage (371)
  • John Cena (381)
  • CM Punk (434)
  • Pedro Morales (1027)
  • Bruno Sammartino (1237)
  • Hulk Hogan (1474)
  • Bob Backlund (2135)
  • Bruno Sammartino (2803)

Why Daniel Bryan Was Not At Crown Jewel

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Bryan’s decision not to go to Saudi Arabia was made a long time ago. According to Bryan, he said after the Greatest Royal Rumble that he wouldn’t go back to the country.

“It wasn’t so much that the women weren’t allowed to perform,” Dave Meltzer wrote of Bryan. “But the key was what he learned about the treatment of homosexuals, and also, that they wouldn’t allow Sami Zayn to perform on the show, and he considered that racism.”

Hulk Hogan Returns At Crown Jewel

Hulk Hogan returned to WWE during the opening segment of Crown Jewel. He was announced as the host of the event but did little other than cutting a promo at the top of the show. Scott Hall said this week that he and Nash would be happy to go to Saudi Arabia for the next show as the NWO.

Ember Moon Married In Fantasy Style Wedding

Ember Moon married her fiance of 3 years, independent wrestler Matthew Palmer, recently. Their wedding was a Game of Thrones/Harry Potter themed fantasy.

Natalya Discusses Roman Reigns’ Announcement

Natalya covered the backstage reaction to Roman Reigns’ announcement on Monday in her column for the Calgary Sun.

“Backstage, our world stood still,” Natalya wrote. “We all were watching the monitor and hugging one another, crying and in total disbelief.  To me, Roman Reigns was WWE’s version of Superman and he was our locker room leader on Raw. I thought back to how hard he worked to realize his dream to win the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar and it made me sad to think everything now needed to be put on hold for him to battle this horrible disease.”

The full article can be read here.

2. WWE Results

WWE Evolution
October 28th, 2018
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

  1. Raw Women’s Championship
    Ronda Rousey (c) defeated Nikki Bella
  2. Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
    Last Woman Standing
    Becky Lynch (c) defeated Charlotte Flair
  3. NXT Women’s Championship
    Shayna Baszler defeated Kairi Sane (c) – Title Change
  4. Sasha Banks, Bayley, & Natalya defeated the Riott Squad
  5. Finals of the Mae Young Classic
    Toni Storm defeated Io Shirai
  6. Battle Royal Winner: Nia Jax
  7. Lita and Trish Stratus defeated Alicia Fox and Mickie James

Monday Night Raw
October 29th, 2018
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, NC

Main Event:

  1. Titus O’Neil defeated Mojo Rawley
  2. The B-Team defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno

Monday Night Raw

  1. Finn Balor defeated Bobby Lashley (w/Lio Rush) by DQ
  2. Bayley, Lita, Natalya, Sasha Banks & Trish Stratus defeated Alicia Fox, Mickie James & The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott & Sarah Logan (w/Alexa Bliss)
  3. Elias defeated Jinder Mahal (w/Samir Singh & Sunil Singh)
  4. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) and The Authors Of Pain (Akam & Rezar) (w/Drake Maverick) (triple threat)
  5. Nia Jax defeated Ember Moon
  6. Lucha House Party (Kalisto & Lince Dorado) (w/Gran Metalik) defeated The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)
  7. Dolph Ziggler (w/Drew McIntyre) defeated Apollo Crews

Smackdown Live/205 Live/Mixed Match Challenge
October 30th, 2018
Statefarm Arena
Atlanta, GA

205 Live:

  1. Brian Kendrick defeated Jack Gallagher
  2. Gran Metalik defeated Tyson Dean
  3. #1 Contenders Match
    Mustafa Ali defeated Tony Nese

Smackdown:

  1. WWE Championship
    AJ Styles (c) defeated Daniel Bryan
  2. Trick Or Treat Street Fight
    Big E (w/Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) defeated Cesaro (w/Sheamus & The Big Show)
  3. Shinsuke Nakamura defeated R-Truth (w/Carmella)
  4. Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio defeated Randy Orton & The Miz

WWE Crown Jewel
November 2nd, 2018
King Saud University Stadium
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  1. United States Championship
    Shinsuke Nakamura (c) defeated Rusev
  2. WWE World Cup (Quarter-Final)
    Rey Mysterio defeated Randy Orton
  3. WWE World Cup (Quarter-Final)
    The Miz defeated Jeff Hardy
  4. WWE World Cup (Quarter-Final)
    Seth Rollins defeated Bobby Lashley
  5. WWE World Cup (Quarter-Final)
    Dolph Ziggler defeated Kurt Angle
  6. Smackdown Tag Team Championships
    The Bar (c) defeated New Day
  7. WWE World Cup (Semi-Final)
    The Miz defeated Rey Mysterio
  8. WWE World Cup (Semi-Final)
    Dolph Ziggler defeated Seth Rollins
  9. Universal Championship (Vacant)
    Brock Lesnar defeated Braun Strowman
  10. WWE Championship
    AJ Styles (c) defeated Samoa Joe
  11. WWE World Cup Finals
    Shane McMahon (?) defeated the Miz
  12. DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) defeated the Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker and Kane)

3. Upcoming Matches and Shows

Survivor Series 2018
November 21st, 2018
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

  • Smackdown Women’s Champion vs Raw Women’s Champion
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Ronda Rousey (c)
  • Universal Champion vs WWE Champion
    Brock Lesnar (c) vs AJ Styles (c)
  • United States Champion vs Intercontinental Champion
    Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs Seth Rollins

4. Championship Landscape

Universal Championship
Champion: Brock Lesnar
Won: vs Braun Strowman (vacant) at Crown Jewel
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Raw Women’s Championship
Champion: Ronda Rousey
Won: Summerslam 2018 From Alexa Bliss
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: Alexa Bliss (HIAC), Nikki Bella (Evolution)

Raw Tag Team Championships
Champions: Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
Won: October 22nd, 2018 – from Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Seth Rollins
Won: Summerslam 2018 from Dolph Ziggler
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: Kevin Owens (Raw), Dolph Ziggler (Raw)

Smackdown:

WWE Championship
Champion: AJ Styles
Won: Smackdown November 7th, 2017 from Jinder Mahal
Title Defenses: 13
Challengers: Jinder Mahal (Clash of Champions), Owens & Zayn (handicap match – Royal Rumble 2018), Baron Corbin/Dolph Ziggler/John Cena/Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn (6-pack challenge Fastlane 2018), Shinsuke Nakamura (WM34), DCO- Shinsuke Nakamura (GRR), No-Contest – Shinsuke Nakamura (Backlash 2018), Shinsuke Nakamura (MITB 2018), Rusev (Extreme Rules 2018), DQ loss to Samoa Joe (Summerslam 2018), Samoa Joe (HIAC), Samoa Joe (Super Show-Down), Daniel Bryan (Smackdown), Samoa Joe (Crown Jewel)

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Becky Lynch
Won: HIAC from Charlotte Flair
Title Defenses: 3
Challengers: loss to Charlotte Flair via DQ (Super Show-Down), vs Charlotte Flair double count-out (Smackdown), defeated Charlotte Flair (Last Woman Standing – Evolution)

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: the Bar
Won: Smackdown October 16tht, 2018 from New Day
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: New Day (Crown Jewel)

United States Championship
Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Won: Extreme Rules 2018 – from Jeff Hardy
Title Defenses: 5
Challengers: loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), Jeff Hardy (Summerslam), loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), vs Tye Dillinger – No Contest (Smackdown), defeated Rusev (Crown Jewel Kickoff)

4. Estimated Rankings:

  • #1 (Raw) Nia Jax moves to the top spot with her win in the battle royal at Evolution
  • #15 (Raw) Titus O’Neil enters the men’s single’s rankings with his win on Main Event
  • #5 (Raw) Lucha House Party enter the tag-team rankings after defeating #6 the Revival
  • The top of the men’s single’s division on Raw and Smackdown saw lots of movement this week with the World Cup.
  • #1 (205) Mustafa Ali moves into the #1 spot with his win over #2 Tony Nese

Universal Champion: 
Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins

  1. Braun Strowman
  2. Brock Lesnar
  3. Dolph Ziggler
  4. Finn Balor
  5. Bobby Lashley
  6. Kurt Angle
  7. Dean Ambrose
  8. Constable Corbin
  9. Elias
  10. Drew McIntyre
  11. Zack Ryder
  12. Jinder Mahal
  13. Apollo Crews
  14. Titus O’Neal
  15. Mojo Rawley
  16. Tyler Breeze
  17. Goldust

Raw Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey

  1. Alexa Bliss
  2. Nikki Bella
  3. Brie Bella
  4. Ember Moon
  5. Nia Jax
  6. Natalya
  7. Ruby Riott
  8. Sasha Banks
  9. Bayley
  10. Dana Brooke
  11. Sarah Logan
  12. Liv Morgan
  13. Tamina

Raw Tag Team Champions: Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose

  1. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
  2. B Team
  3. Roode & Gable
  4. Authors of Pain
  5. Lucha House Party
  6. The Revival
  7. The Ascension
  8. Heath Slater and Rhyno

Smackdown:

WWE Champion: AJ Styles
United States Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura

  1. Shane McMahon
  2. The Miz
  3. Rey Mysterio
  4. Daniel Bryan
  5. Randy Orton
  6. Jeff Hardy
  7. Samoa Joe
  8. Shelton Benjamin
  9. Rusev
  10. Andrade “Cien” Almas
  11. R-Truth
  12. Tye Dillinger
  13. Aiden English

Smackdown Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch

  1. Charlotte Flair
  2. Carmella
  3. Asuka
  4. Billie Kay
  5. Peyton Royce
  6. Naomi
  7. Sonya Deville
  8. Mandy Rose

Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The Bar

  1. New Day
  2. The Usos
  3. The Club
  4. Sanity
  5. The Colons

205 Live:

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Buddy Murphy

  1. Mustafa Ali
  2. Tony Nese
  3. Cedric Alexander
  4. Drew Gulak
  5. Hideo Itami
  6. Lio Rush
  7. Akira Tozawa
  8. Gran Metalic
  9. Kalisto
  10. TJP
  11. Noam Dar
  12. Brian Kendrick
  13. Jack Gallagher
  14. Mike Kannelis
  15. Lince Dorado