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WWE Super Show-Down
Promotional poster featuring various WWE wrestlers
Tagline(s) The Biggest WWE Live Event Ever in Australia
Promotion WWE
Brand(s) Raw
Date October 6, 2018
Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground
City Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
WWE Network event chronology

Hell in a Cell (2018) WWE Super Show-Down Evolution

WWE Super Show-Down is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on October 6, 2018, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.[1]


The card will comprise matches resulting from scripted storylines, with results predetermined by WWE on the Raw and SmackDown brands.[2][3][4] Storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.[5]

At WrestleMania XXVII, in a No Holds Barred match, The Undertaker defeated Triple H via submission,[6] in their second encounter at a WrestleMania (the first being at WrestleMania X-Seven in 2001, where the Undertaker won as well). However, in the post-match events, due to the harsh physicality suffered during the bout, the Undertaker, for the first time in his career, was carted away from the Georgia Dome by the medical staff on a stretcher. After a near ten-month long hiatus, The Undertaker returned on the January 30, 2012 episode of Raw, confronting and challenging Triple H to a rematch at WrestleMania XXVIII.[7], which was later announced as a Hell in a Cell match with the added tagline 'end of an era'. With the End of an Era moniker attached to the match, Shawn Michaels was fittingly added to the contest as special guest referee. At the event, Undertaker would go on to defeat Triple H via pinfall after a hard fought contest. After the match, Undertaker and Michaels helped Triple H out of the ring and made it to the entrance stage, where they embraced.[8] On June 16, 2018, Vince McMahon announced via Twitter that The Undertaker would compete against Triple H. This is being billed as their last match ever against one another. On August 20, 2018, Triple H returned to RAW and spoke how he reluctantly accepted the rematch as the last match between the two was the End of an Era. Triple H added that the tagline of this contest would be 'Last Time Ever' and spoke to length how he was ready to take off the suit and tie and pull back on the boots and strap back on the tape. On the August 27, 2018 episode of RAW, various legends voiced their opinions as to who would win the contest.

On August 10, a match between John Cena and Kevin Owens was scheduled for Super Show-Down. However on August 21, the match was changed to a tag team match with Cena and Bobby Lashley facing Owens and Elias.[9] Following Kevin Owens (storyline) quitting RAW on the August 27 episode, the contest was changed once again as he was replaced with Jinder Mahal.

At SummerSlam, The Miz defeated Daniel Bryan thanks to Miz's wife Maryse giving him a pair of brass knuckles that the referee did not see.[10] On the following SmackDown, Miz and Maryse mocked Bryan's retirement speech from two years earlier. Bryan and his wife Brie Bella came out and confronted them. Bryan called Miz a coward for having to cheat to win and said that SmackDown General Manager Paige approved of a mixed tag team match between Bryan and Brie and Miz and Maryse at Hell in a Cell.[11] On August 21, a match between Bryan and The Miz was also scheduled where the winner receives a shot at the WWE Championship at a future date was scheduled for Super Show-Down.[9]

Also on August 21, The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins) would reunite to prevent Braun Strowman from cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Roman Reigns. This led to a match on the August 27 episode of Raw which put Reigns and Strowman in tag team action against Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. During the match, Reigns would tag in Strowman, however; Strowman would turn heel for the second time in his career by joining forces with Ziggler and McIntyre as they attacked Reigns. Following the assault on Reigns, the trio would also take out Reign's brothers-in-arms, Ambrose and Rollins. This led to the announcement that The Shield would take on Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre at WWE Super Show-Down in a six-man tag team contest.

Following the return of Trish Stratus on the August 27 episode of Raw, Stratus, along with Ronda Rousey would accompany Natalya in her match against Alicia Fox. After the contest, the duo were congratulated by The Bella Twins (Nikki Bella and Brie Bella) whom announced that they would be returning to action against The Riott Squad on the September 3 edition of Raw. It was later announced that The Bella Twins would team with Rousey at the WWE Super Show-Down event in Melbourne to take on the Riott Squad in a six-woman tag team match.


No. Matches* Stipulations
1 The Undertaker vs. Triple H Singles match[1]
2 John Cena and Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owensl and Elias Tag team match[12]
3 Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz Singles match to determine the #1 contender to the WWE Championship[13]
4 The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre Six-man tag team match[14]
5 Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins (Nikki Bella and Brie Bella) vs. The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) Six-woman tag team match[15]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
    *Card subject to change

See also


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  2. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ McMahon, Vince (November 30, 2016). "Vince McMahon on Twitter". Twitter. Archived from the original on January 21, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ Steinberg, Brian (May 25, 2016). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Bishop, Matt (April 3, 2011). "The Rock costs Cena as the Miz retains at WrestleMania XXVII". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ Clapp, John (February 3, 2012). "Once Streak-obsessed, Triple H shrugs off Phenom". WWE. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Undertaker vs. Triple H (Hell in a Cell Match with special referee Shawn Michaels)". WWE. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Johnson, Mike; Fernandes, Steven. "WWE REVAMPS MATCH ON SUPER SHOW-DOWN, NEW MATCHES REVEALED". PWInsider. Retrieved August 22, 2018. 
  10. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE SummerSlam 2018 live review: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship, Alexa Bliss vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship, Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  11. ^ Barnett, Jake. "8/21 Barnett's WWE Smackdown Live TV Review: Bludgeon Brothers vs. New Day in a No DQ match for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy, Becky Lynch explains her actions at SummerSlam, AJ Styles interview". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 21, 2018. 
  12. ^ Bristout, Ralph. "John Cena & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Elias". WWE. Retrieved August 21, 2018. 
  13. ^ Burdick, Michael. "Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz". WWE. Retrieved August 21, 2018. 
  14. ^ Bengino, Anthony (August 27, 2018). "The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre". WWE. Retrieved August 28, 2018. 
  15. ^ Bristout, Ralph (August 27, 2018). "Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins vs. The Riott Squad". WWE. Retrieved August 28, 2018. 

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