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- Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre make their way to the ring to start the show, while the majority of the Raw roster follows them. Ziggler said that they told everybody about what would happen to The Shield, Strowman says they beat down The Shield last week and will feast on their bloody carcasses. McIntyre then has a highlight video air showing the beat down on the Shield, Strowman says Roman Reigns in the WWE Universal Champion and a coward because he cannot handle business on his own. Ziggler praises everybody around the ring for standing up to The Shield, McIntyre says the power has shifted and they are in control.
The Shield eventually interrupt and come out through the crowd, The Shield attack everybody at ringside. Ambrose gives the rest of The Shield weapons to help them take everybody out, The Shield eventually clear the ring as Strowman and gang head up the entrance ramp.
- The Bella Twins are shown arriving to their locker room and find it destroyed, the Bella Twins are then shown talking backstage.
- The Shield is being held backstage by security when Acting Raw GM Corbin arrives to calm things down, Corbin tells The Shield that they will have to leave the premises or both Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will have to forfeit their respective titles.
Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella vs. Ruby Riott w/Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan
The match begins with Riott applying a headlock to Bella and then dragging her to the mat, Bella gets free and Riott drops her with a shoulder tackle. Bella fights back and she nails Riott with a back elbow strike followed by an arm drag, Bella gets Riott in the corner before landing shoulder thrusts to the midsection. Bella misses a charge to the corner and Riott lands an STO for a near fall, Bella recovers and she nails Riott with a spear followed by a few strikes. Riott recovers and she kicks the top rope into the throat of Bella as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Riott wrenching away on the neck of Bella. Bella fights back and Riott nails her with a knee strike, Bella fights back and she nails Riott with a spine buster.
Bella nails Riott with a knee strike followed by a few clotheslines and a drop kick, Riott fights back and Bella nails her with a modified flapjack. Bella nails Riott with a springboard head kick for a near fall, Bella goes for the TKO and Logan interferes. Riott then hits Bella with a flat liner for a near fall, Bella blocks the Riott Kick and Brie prevents a Morgan interference. Bella hits Riott with a Rack Attack 2.0 for the three count.
Winner: Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella
- A video highlighting Connor’s Cure airs, Big Show is then on the entrance ramp with some of the kids from Connor’s Cure.
- A video package airs showing the confrontation between Shawn Michaels & The Undertaker from last weeks Raw.
- Drake Maverick is backstage giving a pep talk to the Authors Of Pain.
Authors Of Pain (Rezar & Akam) w/Drake Maverick vs. Ronny Ace & Nathan Bradley
The match begins with Akam press slamming Ace onto the top turnbuckle, Rezar tags in and he nails Ace with a fall away slam. Bradley tries leaving the ringside area and Akam drills him with a clothesline on the arena floor, Akam tags in and he power slams Ace onto Bradley. Rezar tags in and they hit both opponents with the Super Collider for the three count.
Winners: Authors Of Pain (Rezar & Akam) w/Drake Maverick
- A limo is shown pulling up to the arena and Triple H gets out of it.
- Triple H makes his way to the ring to address what happened last week between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, HHH talks about the decision he made to face ‘Taker one more time at WWE Super Show-Down. HHH talks about how HBK’s prediction for the match bothered ‘Taker so much, HHH says he is mad by how everything went down last week. HHH believes that ‘Taker has lost respect for himself and nobody else, HHH says that ‘Takers last moments of greatness are behind him and ‘Taker blames them for that. HHH says he will put ‘Taker down at WWE Super Show-Down.
- A bunch of police officers are shown outside of the building to make sure The Shield doesn’t come back in it.
- Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & Alicia Fox are shown talking backstage.
Raw Tag Team Title Match
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre (c) vs. The B-Team (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas)
The match begins with Dallas backing Ziggler into the ropes before eating an elbow strike, Ziggler then hits Dallas with a drop kick. Dallas fights back and he nails Ziggler with a neck breaker, Dallas traps Ziggler in the corner while kicking away at him. Axel tags in and he stomps away on Ziggler before tagging Dallas in, Dallas does the same before tagging Axel back in. Axel nails Ziggler with a DDT for a near fall, Ziggler fights back and he catches Axel with a few strikes followed by a drop kick. McIntyre tags in and he uses a boot to the face to knock Axel to the arena floor as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see McIntyre wrenching away on the arm of Axel. McIntyre picks Axel up and he nails Axel with a back suplex for a near fall, Axel tries fighting back and McIntyre drops him.
McIntyre nails Axel with an inverted Alabama slam after Ziggler tagged in and landed a super kick, Axel recovers and he propels Ziggler into the top turnbuckle. Dallas tags in and he cleans house against the opposing team, Dallas nails Ziggler with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. McIntyre helps Ziggler escape a neck breaker and Dallas still rolls him up for a near fall, McIntyre hits the ring and he nails Axel with a headbutt. McIntyre and Ziggler nail Dallas with their finisher for a three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre, still the Raw Tag Team Champions
After the match, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose hit the ring to attack Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.
- Highlights are shown from the Hell In A Cell Match between The Undertaker and Mick Foley.
- Acting Raw GM Corbin is lambasting Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose backstage, Ambrose says that they do not represent the entire Shield. Corbin threatens to have them arrested again and Rollins accuses him of falsifying a police report, a New Orleans sheriff arrives and Rollins says he may issue a warrant for his arrest. Corbin wants to strike a deal with Rollins while Ambrose and the cop talk outside of his office, Rollins comes out of the office happy.
- Kevin Owens attack Tyler Breeze before their match begins, Breeze fights back as they get in the ring and Breeze knocks Owens out of the ring. Owens avoids a diving Breeze before landing a super kick, Owens then hits Breeze with an apron bomb. Owens gets a microphone and says Acting Raw GM Corbin begged him to come back after he quit two weeks ago, Owens says he agreed to come back and is no longer held accountable for what he does to his opponents. Owens says everybody can blame Bobby Lashley for his role in this, by injuring Sami Zayn a few months back. Owens says it is still the Kevin Owens Show, people can now expect anarchy, agony and destruction due to Lashley.
- A video package airs highlighting the feud between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe.
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Ascension (Viktor & Konnor)
The match begins with Gable tagging himself in before nailing Viktor with a variety of suplexes, Konnor interferes and Gable still manages to hit Viktor with an exploder suplex. Konnor interferes again and he nails Gable with a clothesline, Konnor tags in and he applies a chin lock to Gable. Konnor releases the hold to nail Gable with an elbow strike to the head, Viktor tags in and he nails Gable with a knee strike for a near fall. Viktor holds Gable down by applying the chin lock, Gable fights back and he nails Viktor with a back body drop. Roode tags in and he cleans house against his opponents, Roode then hits Viktor with a spine buster. Gable tags in and he nails Viktor with a Chaos Theory for a three count.
Winners: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
- Ronda Rousey & Natalya are shown preparing backstage.
- Dolph Ziggler is complaining about The Shield returning with Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre when Acting Raw GM Corbin interrupts them, Corbin says Ziggler and McIntyre will defend the tag titles against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose at WWE Hell In A Cell.
Ronda Rousey & Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss & Mickie James w/Alicia Fox
The match begins with Bliss shoving Natalya into Rousey before the bell sounds, the bell sounds and Natalya takes Bliss down with a headlock. Bliss gets free and Natalya lands a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall, Bliss fights back and Natalya drops her before landing a basement drop kick for a near fall. Rousey tags in and Bliss quickly tags James in, Rousey quickly drops James with a short arm clothesline. Natalya tags in and she works with Rousey to hit James with a double suplex for a near fall, Natalya goes for the sharp shooter and James gets to the ropes. James then nails a charging Natalya with a kick to the face, James then chokes Natalya on the middle rope.
James holds Natalya down while applying a chin lock, Natalya gets free and James nails her with a clothesline. James holds Natalya down while pulling away on her arms, Bliss tags in and she nails Natalya with a series of double knee strikes for a near fall. Bliss goes for the arm bar and Natalya rolls her up before eating a clothesline, Bliss then slaps Rousey and an angry Rousey chases her into the ring. Natalya and Rousey then hit Bliss with a Hart Attack as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see James holding Natalya in a body scissors. Natalya fights back and James transitions to a guillotine choke, Natalya gets free and she nails James with elbow strikes. James recovers and prevents Natalya from tagging Rousey in, Bliss tags in and she works over Natalya in the corner.
Bliss traps Natalya in the corner while landing a series of strikes, Natalya fights back and she tags Rousey into the match. Rousey quickly goes after Bliss and Bliss throws her into the barricade after a James distraction, Bliss attacks the injured ribs of Rousey before getting her back in the ring. James tags in and she works over Rosuey in the corner with a ton of strikes, Bliss tags in and she does the same to Rousey in the corner. Bliss bends the back of Rosuey in an unnatural way, James tags in and she nails Rousey with a basement drop kick to the injured ribs for a near fall. James applies the chin lock to a downed Rousey, Rousey fights back and she takes James down with a judo throw. James recovers and she knocks Natalya off the ring apron, Rousey then hits James with a striking combination.
James recovers and she kicks Rousey in the injured ribs, Rousey takes James down with multiple throws and she applies the arm bar to force a tap out.
Winners: Ronda Rousey & Natalya
After the match, Alexa Bliss attacks Ronda Rousey with a kick to the injured ribs.
- A video airs highlighting the feud between Charlotte and Becky Lynch.
- Elias is complaining about his drink to a stage hand backstage when Braun Strowman goes by looking for Roman Reigns, Strowman attacks a backstage worker while looking for Reigns.
- Charly Caruso interviews Ronda Rousey & Natalya backstage, Rousey claims she is fine and will be at WWE Hell In A Cell injured or not.
- Elias is in the ring and he starts playing his guitar, Elias wants to know “who wants to walk with Elias?” Mick Foley interrupts and he makes his way to the ring, Foley admits that he is a huge fan of Elias and then says that Elias doesn’t have a sincere bone in his body. Elias talks about the Mick Foley vs. The Undertaker Hell In A Cell Match, Elias says Foley is a broken man now. Foley says that Elias can dominate the WWE in the future, Foley says he recently talked with Stephanie McMahon about the upcoming WWE Hell In A Cell event. Foley says he wants to feel alive like he did twenty years ago in the cell match, Foley says he’ll be the referee for the Roman Reigns versus Braun Strowman match at WWE Hell In A Cell.
Elias gets angry and Foley and he tries sending him away, Foley says that Stephanie also gave him the chance to make one match for tonight and it will be Elias versus Finn Balor.
- Braun Strowman is shown backstage hunting for Roman Reigns.
Elias vs. Finn Balor
The match begins with Elias nailing Balor with a slam, Elias picks Balor up before landing a few strikes and then he chokes Balor on the middle rope. Elias then drops Balor with a back elbow strike for a near fall, Elias follows that up by twisting away on the head of Balor. Balor recovers and he nails Elias with a basement drop kick followed by a series of strikes, Elias recovers and he drops Balor with a hard Irish whip. Elias drops Balor again before applying the nerve hold to him, Balor gets free and he attacks Elias with a few strikes. Elias fights back and Balor quickly nails him with a drop kick followed by a double stomp, Balor follows that up by nailing Elias with a sling blade.
Elias recovers and hits Balor with a knee strike as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Elias attacking Balor with some strikes. Balor recovers and sends a charging Elias out of the ring, Balor looks for a suicide dive and Elias counters with a clothesline for a near fall. Elias goes for the electric chair and Balor counters with a falling elbow drop for a near fall, Balor gets up and he drops Elias with a striking combination. Elias recovers and nails Balor with a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Elias gets Balor on the top rope and he follows him up there. Balor knocks Elias off the ropes and he misses a Coupe De Grace afterwards, Balor shocks Elias with a roll up afterwards for a three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
- Bobby Lashley is shown working out earlier in the day when Lio Rush arrives to pep him up.
- Charly Caruso tries interviewing Braun Strowman, who just wants to know where Roman Reigns is.
- Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring and his hunt for Roman Reigns continues, Strowman grabs the microphone to challenge Roman Reigns to face him. Strowman says neither Mick Foley or the rest of The Shield can help him at WWE Hell In A Cell, Reigns eventually comes out the battle between the two kicks off on the entrance ramp. Reigns nails Strowman with a superman punch before getting sent into the tron, Strowman gets Reigns on the announce table and they battle on it. Reigns picks Strowman up and he does a Samoan drop that sends them both through the stage.