WWE: Roadblock End of the Line may have a stupid name, but the Raw-exclusive pay-per-view actually has a stellar card that should for an exciting night of make-believe fighting.
In the main event, Kevin Owens will defend his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns. That is unless the WWE decides to put the anticipated Raw Women’s Championship 30-minute iron woman match between Sasha Banks and Charlotte in the main event slot.
The main show starts at 8 p.m. EST in Pittsburgh, PA and will be broadcast live on both pay-per-view and WWE Network. I’ll be posting results and recaps for every night throughout the match, so be sure to check back for updates.
WWE Roadblock: End of the Line 2016 Results
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
These two put on a hard-fought match but, as expected, Chris Jericho got involved midway through. Jericho delivered a codebreaker to Owens, appearing to confirm a breakup between the two best friends. But then after the interference got Reigns disqualified, Owens and Jericho hugged to show that they actually are still best friends and it was all a ruse. Then Seth Rollins’ music hit and he rushed to the ring. Reigns delivered a spear to Owens, and Rollins pedigreed Jericho in the middle of the ring. Then the two former Shield members double powerbombed Jericho through an announce table by ringside before double power bombing Owens through the announce table on the side of the ramp.
Kevin Owens def. Roman Reigns via disqualification after Chris Jericho hit Kevin Owens with a Codebreaker to get Owens disqualified
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte Flair in a 30-minute Iron Woman match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
In the first 10 minutes both women traded off offense, and neither were able to earn a pinfall. In the 11th minute Charlotte swept out her leg while Sasha was on the apron near the ringpost and Sasha bounced face-first into the steel steps and Charlotte took command. Almost 18 minutes in, Flair hit Sasha with a Natural Selection but Sasha kicked out. But about a minute later Charlotte hit another Natural Selection from the top rope and scored a pinfall to take a 1-0 lead.
Then just before the 22-minute mark Sasha stole a fall via a rollup pin to tie the score at 1 apiece.
Then after a missed moonsault by Charlotte, Banks locked in the Bank Statement. When Charlotte almost was at the rope, Sasha brought her back to the middle of the ring with the Bank Statement still locked in. Charlotte had no choice but to tap out, and just before the 24-minute mark Sasha took the 2-1 lead.
For the next several minutes Charlotte deftly targeted Sasha Banks’s leg. Then with a few minutes left, Charlotte locked Sasha into the Figure Four lock. With just 2 seconds left, Banks was in such pain that she had to tap out. It was 2-2 at the end of the 30 minutes. It was then announced there would be a sudden death overtime to decide the winner.
In the overtime Charlotte continued to attack Sasha’s leg. Sasha also was profusely bleeding from her nose, though the announce team avoided mentioning it. After a back breaker, Sasha was able to lock in the Banks Statement. But Charlotte was able to reverse it into a figure four, which she ultimately turned into a figure eight. With the figure eight locked into her injured leg, Sasha was forced to tap.
After an extraordinary match, Charlotte is now a 4x Women’s Champion and remains undefeated in pay-per-view matches.
Charlotte Flair def. Sasha Banks 3-2 by forcing her to submit to the Figure Eight in sudden-death overtime to win the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
Rich Swann (c) vs. T.J. Perkins vs. The Brian Kendrick for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
The Cruiserweight division continues to evoke little fan reaction in their pay-per-view, though this was a decent enough short match. Swann was able to pin Perkins to retain the title. But more importantly, Neville’s music and the man that gravity and the WWE forgot, made his way to the ring. Swann thought he was congratulating him but Neville proceeded to punch the champion right in the face before throwing around both Swann and Perkins. Hopefully a heel Neville can invigorate both his career and the lackluster Cruiserweight division. A Neville vs. Swann feud could produce some extraordinary matches.
Rich Swann defeats T.J. Perkins and The Brian Kendrick by pinning Perkins to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Seth Rollins vs. Chris Jericho
You just knew Kevin Owens would get himself involved in this match at some point, and sure enough the Universal Champion appeared and tried to make amends with Jericho as Y2J closed in on victory. But Owens presence actually distracted the referee in the middle of what could have been a 1-2-3.
When Jericho saw this he started screaming at Owens while he was walking to the back. Rollins took advantage of Jericho’s fuming by kicking him the stomach and nailing him with a pedigree to pick up the pinfall.
Chris Jericho def. Seth Rollins via pinfall after a pedigree
Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman in a singles match with a 10-minute time limit
This was was a bit of a dud because using a 10-minute time limit for the first time in years telegraphed the ending. After 7 minutes of Strowman beating up Zayn, Mick Foley made his way down to the ring with a towel in his hand suggesting he was going to throw in the towel for Sami Zayn, which I guess is one of the comissioner’s powers? He didn’t and Strowman never really came that close to pinning Zayn in the end, once Sami started getting in some offense in the final minutes. Then it just ended anti-climatically after a Zayn Helluva kick, and Zayn was announced the winner for surviving the 10 minutes even though this one was in reality a draw.
Sami Zayn and Braun Strowman fight to a 10-minute draw. Sami Zayn is announced the winner for surviving 10 minutes.
The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (with Xavier Woods) (c) vs. Cesaro and Sheamus for the WWE Tag Team Championship
After 483 days, the longest tag team title reign has come to an end after a helluva an opening match.
This one looked like it might be over when after Sheamus accidentally kneed Sheamus and Big E took advantage to land the Big Ending, but the Swiss Superman was able to kick out in the nick of time.
Then a bit later it looked like the challengers might win it when Sheamus had Kofi Kingston tapping out, but Xavier jumped on the apron and played his trombone to distract the referee, who didn’t see Kingston tap.
Then after that Cesaro deadlifted Kofi and then landed a neutralizer, but Big E broke up the pin.
Next, Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick on Kofi but Woods jumped in to sacrifice himself, and Kofi took advantage by landing an SOS to yet another near finish.
Then after a missed tag, Kofi thought Cesaro was still legal so Sheamus smartly swooped in and pinned him.
Sheamus and Cesaro defeat The New Day after Sheamus pins Kofi Kingston. Sheamus and Cesaro are the new WWE Tag Team Champions.
Kickoff Show: Rusev (with Lana) vs. Big Cass (with Enzo Amore)
Rusev (with Lana) def. Big Cass (with Enzo Amore) via countout
Watch the WWE Roadblock Kickoff Show