WWE Main Roster Territory Report (October 27th, 2018)

Roman Reigns October 22nd, 2018
Roman Reigns October 22nd, 2018

WWE Main Roster Territory Report (October 27th, 2018)

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

1. News

Roman Reigns Announces He Is Battling Leukemia

Roman Reigns kicked off Monday Night Raw this week by revealing he is once again battling Leukemia. His previous battle with the disease was not well known. There is an article form 2015 which mentions he suffered from a serious illness while playing professional football back in 2007-08. He vacated the Universal Championship. Paul Heyman would later praise the courage and greatness of Reigns and said he was humbled to be in the locker room for the speech he gave that night.

WWE Announces They Will Move Forward With Crown Jewel

WWE released their 3rd Quarter Earnings report on Thursday and announced they will move forward with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. The statements is as follows:

“WWE has operated in the Middle East for nearly 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base. Considering the heinous crime committed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Company faced a very difficult decision as it relates to its event scheduled for November 2 in Riyadh. Similar to other U.S.-based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia, the Company has decided to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event. Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled.”

The Earnings Report can be found here.

Alexa Bliss Pulled From Evolution

WWE has announced that Alicia Fox will replace Alexa Bliss at Evolution. Bliss is believed to have suffered an injury at a house show last weekend. Reports have said she suffered from either a broken nose or a concussion. A broken nose likely wouldn’t keep her from Evolution but a concussion would.

Ronda Rousey Says WWE Is Right To Present Crown Jewel From Saudi Arabia

TMZ reporters caught up with Ronda Rousey this week. The Raw Women’s Champion spoke her mind about how WWE can be a positive influence in the country.

2. WWE Results

Monday Night Raw
October 15th, 2018
Dunkin Donuts Center
Providence, RI

Main Event:

  1. Zack Ryder defeated Jinder Mahal

Monday Night Raw

  1. Finn Balor defeated Bobby Lashley
  2. Ruby Riott defeated Sasha Banks
  3. Elias defeated Apollo Crews
  4. Ember Moon defeated Dana Brooke, Nia Jax, and Tamina
  5. WWE Raw Tag Team Championships
    Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins defeated Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler (c) – Title Change

Smackdown Live/205 Live/Mixed Match Challenge
October 9th, 2018
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

205 Live:

  1. Mike Kanellis defeated Lince Dorado
  2. Falls Count Anywhere
    Mustafa Ali defeated Hideo Itami

Smackdown:

  1. Kofi Kingston vs the Big Show – No Contest
  2. The Usos defeated Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles
  3. Rusev defeated Aiden English
  4. Rey Mysterio defeated the Miz
  5. Randy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy

Mixed Match Challenge:

  1. Bayley and Finn Balor (2) defeated Bobby Roode and Natalya (0)
  2. Asuka and the Miz (3) defeated Jimmy Uso and Naomi (1)

3. Upcoming Matches and Shows

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

  1. Raw Women’s Championship
    Ronda Rousey (c) vs Nikki Bella
  2. Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
    Last Woman Standing
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Charlotte Flair
  3. NXT Women’s Championship
    Kairi Sane (c) vs Shayna Baszler
  4. NXT UK Women’s Championship Match
    Rhea Ripley (c) vs TBD
  5. Finals of the Mae Young Classic
    Io Shirai vs Toni Storm
  6. Lita and Trish Stratus vs Alicia Fox and Mickie James
  7. Battle Royal:
    1. Asuka
    2. Naomi
    3. Nia Jax
    4. Carmella
    5. Ember Moon
    6. Dana Brooke
    7. Lana
    8. Billie Kay
    9. Peyton Royce
    10. Mandy Rose
    11. Sonya DeVille
    12. Tamina
    13. Torrie Wilson
    14. Michelle McCool
    15. Ivory
    16. Alundra Blayze
    17. Molly Holly
    18. Kelly Kelly
    19. Maria Kanellis
    20. Zelina Vega

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

  1. Universal Championship (Vacant)
    Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman
  2. WWE Championship
    AJ Styles (c) vs Daniel Bryan
  3. WWE World Cup Tournament
    1. John Cena
    2. Kurt Angle
    3. Jeff Hardy
    4. Randy Orton
    5. Seth Rollins
    6. Dolph Ziggler
    7. The Miz
    8. Rey Mysterio
  4. Smackdown Tag Team Championships
    The Bar (c) vs New Day

4. Championship Landscape

Universal Championship
Champion: Vacant
Won: Vacated by Roman Reigns on October 22nd, 2018
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Raw Women’s Championship
Champion: Ronda Rousey
Won: Summerslam 2018 From Alexa Bliss
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Alexa Bliss (HIAC)

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: 11
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)

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Becky Lynch
Won: HIAC from Charlotte Flair
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: loss to Charlotte Flair via DQ (Super Show-Down), vs Charlotte Flair double count-out (Smackdown),

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: the Bar
Won: Smackdown October 16tht, 2018 from New Day
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

United States Championship
Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Won: Extreme Rules 2018 – from Jeff Hardy
Title Defenses: 4
Challengers: loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), Jeff Hardy (Summerslam), loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), vs Tye Dillinger – No Contest (Smackdown)

4. Estimated Rankings:

  • #12 (Raw) Zack Ryder moves up several spots after defeating #13 Jinder Mahal on Main Event
  • #13 (205 Live) Mike Kannelis debuts in the rankings after defeating Lince Dorado
  • #4 (205 Live) Mustafa Ali moves up one spot after defeating #5 Hideo Itami
  • #3 (SD) Rey Mysterio moves up one spot after defeating #5 the Miz.
  • #2 (SD) Randy Orton moves up one spot after defeated #6 Jeff Hardy
  • #6 Jeff Hardy and #5 the Miz both dropped below Orton and Mysterio due to their losses on Smackdown this week.

Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins

  1. Braun Strowman (MITB)
  2. Brock Lesnar (owed rematch)
  3. Bobby Lashley
  4. Kurt Angle
  5. Constable Corbin
  6. Finn Balor
  7. Bobby Lashley
  8. Elias
  9. Dolph Ziggler
  10. Drew McIntyre
  11. Dean Ambrose
  12. Zack Ryder
  13. Jinder Mahal
  14. Apollo Crews
  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. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
  2. B Team
  3. The Revival
  4. Authors of Pain
  5. Roode & Gable
  6. The Ascension
  7. Heath Slater and Rhyno

Smackdown:

WWE Champion: AJ Styles
United States Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura

  1. Daniel Bryan
  2. Randy Orton
  3. Rey Mysterio
  4. The Miz
  5. Jeff Hardy
  6. Samoa Joe
  7. Shelton Benjamin
  8. Rusev
  9. Andrade “Cien” Almas
  10. R-Truth
  11. Tye Dillinger
  12. 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. Tony Nese
  2. Cedric Alexander
  3. Drew Gulak
  4. Mustafa Ali
  5. Hideo Itami
  6. Lio Rush
  7. Akira Tozawa
  8. Gran Metalic
  9. Kalisto
  10. TJP
  11. Noam Dar
  12. Jack Gallagher
  13. Mike Kannelis
  14. Lince Dorado