WWE held a live event in Columbus, Ohio tonight headlined by Ronda Rousey competing against Nia Jax. Thanks to Jay Cordray for sending in these detailed results from the show:
A good match with a lot of back and forth, saw Balor win after a coup-de-gras to Ziggler. McIntyre attacked Balor after the match, laying him out. McIntyre then took the microphone and said he wasn't pinned, so he didn't lose. McIntyre said he had the mic now so he was in charge. Ziggler hit McIntyre from behind with the zig-zag to shut him up, followed by the coup-de-gras from the top rope by Balor.
Apollo Crews won a 15-man battle royal where the winner will earn a future Intercontinental Championship opportunity
The other contestants were Rhyno, Heath Slater, The Ascension, Mojo Rawley, Jinder Mahal, No Way Jose, Zack Ryder, Lucha House Party, Titus O'Neil and Curt Hawkins. Hawkins was eliminated first, naturally. Titus O'Neal, Jinder Mahal and the Ascension were all given moments to shine. the last two competitors were Apollo Crews and Heath Slater. Crews won after throwing Slater over the top rope. Slater came back in after bring thrown out and teased a confrontation before congratulating Crews.
Ember took a beating from the heels for most of the match before making the hot tag to Natalya who won the match with a sharpshooter to Sarah Logan.
Bobby Lashley defeated Elias
The arena when dark after the battle Royal and when the lights came back up, Elias was in ring with his guitar. Elias asked who wanted to walk with Elias. The crowd cheered. Elias led the Columbus crowd in several spirited O-H-I-O chants before telling them he had a new song about Bobby Lashley to share. Lashley and Lio Rush interrupted Elias and came to the ring for the next match. Eventually, the action spilled out onto the arena floor, with both men using the steel barriers and ring posts to batter their foes. Dueling chants from the crowd of 'Let's Go Elias' and 'Lashley Sucks' filled the arena. The biggest pop came when Lashley attempted a spear on Elias, but Elias pulled Rush in front of him. Lashley hit Rush like a freight train, turning him practically inside out. A second Spear from Lashley to Elias connected to win the match.
Dean Ambrose retained the Intercontinental Championship in a steel cage match against Seth Rollins, due to outside interference from Baron Corbin
Ambrose, an Ohio boy, came to the ring first to a big pop. However, he quickly began berating the Buckeye state and said his biggest regret was being born 120 miles west of Columbus in Cincinnati and that coming from Ohio was an embarrassment to him. Soon, the Ohio crowd was booing him soundly. Rollins was announced next to the second biggest pop of the evening. The match started with Ambrose trying repeatedly to climb out of the ring. The two sworn enemies fought up one side of the cage and down the other, going to the top several times and taking turns trying to escape through the door and pulling one another back into the center of the ring. Finally, Rollins got the upper hand and tried to crawl out the door only to have Baron Corbin, disguised in a hooded sweatshirt, slam the door on his head. Ambrose covered the Challenger for the win.
RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable defeated The Revival and AOP
Drake Maverick accompanied AOP to the ring and taunted fans at ringside throughout the match. Gable wrestled most of the match against The Revival, until Rezar of the AOP was tagged in and destroyed everybody. Finally, Gable and Roode cleared the ring of all the heels and double-teamed Maverick to a huge reaction from the crowd. The end of the match saw Gable and Roode win after hitting Scott Dawson of the Revival with their finisher.
Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Mickie James & Dana Brooke
Alicia Fox accompanied James to the ring. Bayley got worked over by the heels for the majority of the match. Lots of 'Let's Go Bayley' chants throughout the match and outside interference from Fox. Banks and Bayley won after hitting their combined finishers on Dana Brooke.
Bray Wyatt defeated Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin cane to the ring next. The crowd chanted 'You Suck' at Corbin, but not in the loving, Kurt Angle way. Corbin probably had the most heat of any performer. Corbin said his opponent, Braun Strowman, wasn't there so as soon as the ref counted to ten he would win. The arena announcer reminded everyone this was a no disqualification match and the lights went out in the arena again. Bray Wyatt's music came on and the fireflies came out. Wyatt looks to have lost several inches around his waist and gained as many across the shoulder area. He and Corbin fought inside and outside the ring and up the ramp. The crowd chanted for tables and it looked like Wyatt was about to pull one out from under the table until being hit from behind by Corbin. Corbin pulled out a kendo stick and unloaded on Wyatt instead. Wyatt got the upper hand and Corbin exited the ring, walking up the ramp toward the stage. Suddenly, Seth Rollins' music hit and Rollins attacked Corbin, forcing him back into the ring. Wyatt hit Corbin with Sister Abigail for the win.
RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey defeated Nia Jax in the main event
Nia Jax came to the ring first, accompanied by Tamina Snuka. The Woman's Champion was announced and out came Ronda Rousey to a thunderous ovation. Jax dominated most of the weight, using her strength and size advantage to overpower and wear down the much smaller Rousey. Rousey made several attempts at an armbar but was swatted away by Jax at almost every turn. Finally, Rousey climbed the top rope; Jax followed in and attempted a punch. Rousey caught Jax's arm and rolled down to the mat, locking in the armbar in the process. Jax quickly tapped out, giving the champion the win. Before Rousey could celebrate however, the Riott Squad hit the ring, triple-teaming the champion. Natalya and Moon were out for the rescue, followed by James, Brooke and Fox. Bayley and Banks were out next to join the melee. At one point, Rousey climbed the top rope and landed a cross body on a group of heels on the floor at ringside. Ultimately, the faces were left standing tall in the center of the ring. Natalya and Moon lifted Rousey up on their shoulders. Rousey exited and walked around the ring, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. Rousey was clearly happy to be there and the Columbus crowd showed their support for the women's champion.
@BenJames56 contributed to this article.