Daniel Bryan (w/ Brie Bella) defeated Andrade 'Cien' Almas (w/ Zelina)
- Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella come out to watch a video of Miz and Maryse's attack last week alongside Zelina and Andrade 'Cien' Almas.
- Bella and Bryan don't want to wait for Hell in a Cell, but they're interrupted by Almas and Zelina. Almas is not the strongest English speaker.
- This sets up a match. Neat.
- Almas does the Tranquilo pose, and then a rope hung triangle armbar before knocking Bryan off the apron.
- Almas misses the knee in the corner, which is becoming a great spot of his.
- Bryan flies off the apron and eats a gorgeous dropkick on the floor.
- Bryan almost went Brie mode on that suicide dive. During the break we see a super frankensteiner.
- Cien is able to hit the double moonsault counter to Bryan. These two are made for one another. There's a nice kick battle that turns into a schoolboy bomb into the corner. Cien knees follow!
- These two guys show me something I haven't seen each week. Almas doesn't have the strength to hit the Hammerlock DDT, so Bryan wins with a knee.
- Brie pushes down Zelina and lands Knee Mode -- formerly known as Free Surgery Knee.
- Miz and Maryse are at an Italian restaurant on a date. Excellent. Maryse is hilarious. Bryan and Brie are gonna go get some Italian.
- Huge Becky chants.
- Charlotte is pleading and Becky looks like she doesn't care.
- "Screw you" from Becky gets a huge pop. She says she'll do whatever she has to in order to become champion.
- Charlotte seems so phony in this promo -- perhaps by design.
Naomi defeated Peyton Royce (w/ Billie Kay)
- The IIconics playfully argue who Naomi likes to lose to more.
- Naomi attacks, but gets blindsided.
- Peyton is really anticipating spots here. She gets sunset flipped and pinned.
- Naomi gets attacked. They're setting up for someone to come help her. That ends up being Asuka.
- Asuka beats The IIconics asses like she's had two months off to think about it.
Heck in a sack
- Jeff Hardy pre-taped promo airs for Hell in a Cell. I was told this Hell in a Cell match was largely a favor to Jeff, who has always wanted to do one. "Here ya go, sport. Jump off of something fun!"
- We get another promo from Randy Orton with Hell in a Cell and Jeff Hardy clips spliced in.
ONE IN A SERIES OF MATCHES
Rusev Day (w/ Lana) defeated Sanity (w/ Alexander Wolfe) and The Usos
- Dain has a nice power Fisherman's Buster. He works over Jey Uso and Young lands a Cactus Jack elbow.
- After a commercial Rusev tags in and Enzo's one of the Usos and runs wild.
- Rusev has to take out Wolfe. Jey Uso almost pins Eric Young with a splash after Young had hit Rusev with a neckbreaker.
- This match breaks down, and highlights how much better Dain is getting.
- Jey Uso with Uso Crazy, but gets DDTd into the apron by English. Aiden also prevents Young from cheating and Rusev wins with the Machka kick.
- This was a story of redemption for Aiden English.
- The Bar come out and giggle and tease.
- Samoa Joe calls out WEEEEEEEEENDY. He says his actions have forced AJ Styles to care about her.
- Joe says that his promise has been fulfilled to Wendy. He thinks AJ Styles is at home.
- Styles is on the Titantron and says the talking stops. He's there.
- Styles attacks and beats up Joe, but referees stop him from attacking with a steel chair. Instead he hits a springboard plancha to the outside onto Joe and a ref. Paige comes out and she's upset.
- Paige is one of the best I've ever seen at convincingly portraying an authority figure. She adds so much.
R-Truth (w/ Carmella) defeated Miz (w/ Maryse)
- Miz and Maryse later show up and tell Paige they came to confront Bryan and Brie. Paige says anyone who wants to face him, will face Miz.
- R-Truth is backstage looking for Carmella, but finds Miz & Maryse. R-Truth thinks Maryse is Carmella. These two teamed together five years ago, although R-Truth says 7.
- Truth is still looking for Carmella, and Dillinger helps him. He doesn't know it's really Carmella. He asks Carmella to accompany him against the other Carmella (Maryse). R-Truth has quietly been fooling everyone in his plot to main event Smackdown Live.
- Miz and Maryse trash Bryan and Bella and "call them out." They get Carmella and Truth instead.
- This is a very slow paced match. R-Truth's offense is still good, it just comes a lot slower.
- Miz's kicks look like trash tonight.
- Daniel Bryan's music hits and R-Truth pins Miz.
- Bryan runs in and attacks Miz. Almas and Zelina attack Bryan and Brie, but get fought off. They're the Bryan family's TV program.
- Carmella traded in Enzo and Cass for Ellsworth and R-Truth and her career thrived.
10- Perfect, 9- MOTY Territory, 8- Excellent, 7- Great, 6- Good, 5- Average to above average, 4- Slightly below average, 3 or below: Poor
Each match starts at a 5 and slides up and down based on entertainment, execution, time, environment, reaction and stakes. The ratings are in no way an indication of a "star rating," which is a completely different system. A standard, non-offensive "TV match" lands at a 5.