Kayla Braxton caught up with Jey Uso for an exclusive interview.
He chalked up his attack on Daniel Bryan to the fact that they are not blood and that he was merely doing what he had to do. Paul Heyman interrupted the proceedings, revealed Roman Reigns had not authorized the interview and told the former tag team champion that his cousin needed to talk to him.
Elsewhere, a frantic Rey Mysterio tried to get in touch with daughter Aalyah while Dominik urged him to get ready for his match with King Corbin. The aforementioned King of the Ring attacked, leaving the future Hall of Famer reeling heading into the break. They meet for the right to join Team SmackDown at Survivor Series next.
Backstage, an angry Reigns corrected Uso for taking on an interview (“You trying to tell your story?”), then ordered Heyman to get Adam Pearce because they were going to handle the KO problem, referring to Owens’ back-and-forth with Uso earlier.
In the ThunderDome, Corbin looked to capitalize on his sneak attack from moments earlier, dropping Mysterio at the bell with a spinebuster for a count of two. The 2019 King of the Ring dominated the fight until a bling charge into the steel stairs created an opening for the all-time great.
As Mysterio built momentum, Seth Rollins appeared on the scene and provided a distraction in time for the commercial break. Back from the timeout, Mysterio sent his opponent into the ring post. A big splash followed as Rey looked to build even a modicum of momentum.
Corbin answered with a World’s Strongest Slam, right out of the playbook of Hall of Famer Mark Henry, for two. He worked the lower back of Mysterio. The Master of the 619 recovered, and delivered his trademark maneuver, before having his momentum as Rollins attacked Dominik at ringside.
As Aalyah and Murphy appeared, Mysterio became distracted, allowing Corbin to deliver End of Days and cash his ticket to Survivor Series.
Corbin defeated Mysterio
C (Mysterio vs. Corbin), A (Reigns and Uso interaction)
The Uso-Reigns stuff was fantastic. The Tribal Chief as the oppressive, even demeaning superior is such a great heel character and the complete opposite of what you would expect from The Big Dog of years past. It is a complete departure and Reigns is relishing the opportunity to portray that persona. Uso is so damn sympathetic that you want to see him freed from his position, but can also start to see the darker side of him with every passing week.
Not nearly as awesome is the never-ending nonsense between the Mysterios, Murphy and Rollins. This is really a program that needs to go the way of the dinosaurs. It should have three months ago but here we are, begging for WWE to make like Ol’ Yeller and put it out of its misery.
Until that happens, none of the performers involved will be utilized to their fullest extent.
That Mysterio vs. Corbin was not nearly as good as one would have thought, primarily due to the booking of the match, did not help matters.