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- The show starts off with highlights from previous editions of Firefly Fun House, focusing on The Fiend and Seth Rollins. We also see highlights from WWE Clash Of Champions, WWE Hell In A Cell and last weeks Smackdown.
- Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring, Lynch says she came here tonight expecting to beat up Sasha Banks. Lynch says that Banks is too injured to fight her tonight, Lynch says there will be a war tonight between her and Charlotte Flair. Flair interrupts and makes her way to the ring, Flair says she and Lynch could be fighting forever. Flair says that she doesn’t even want to fight Lynch tonight, as she would rather be friends with her. Flair faked everything before attacking Lynch, Lynch fights back and a brawl breaks out between the two that spills to the arena floor.
Winner Gets Their Brand The First Pick In Tonight’s WWE Draft
Becky Lynch (Raw) vs. Charlotte Flair (Smackdown)
The match begins with Flair backing Lynch into the corner while landing shoulder thrusts, Lynch gets free and drops Flair with a clothesline. Lynch drags Flair around the ring before attacking her with kicks, Flair recovers and attacks Lynch with a few strikes. Flair also traps Lynch in the ropes while pulling back on her hair, Lynch and Flair have a striking exchange until Flair rolls up Lynch for a near fall. Lynch then drops Flair after landing a dragon screw leg whip, Flair recovers and uses a hair pull to drop Lynch. Flair traps the head of Lynch before smashing her face first into the mat below, Flair then holds Lynch in a head scissors. Flair uses her legs to propel Lynch into the corner, Flair misses a knee drop and she still manages to drop Lynch with a forearm strike. Lynch escapes a pin attempt to nail Flair with a drop kick, Flair recovers and she attacks Lynch with chops. Flair is sent to the ring apron and Lynch uses a springboard kick to knock her to the arena floor, Lynch misses a baseball slide drop kick and Flair sends her into the ring post as we go to a commercial break.
We return from the break to see Flair nailing Lynch with more chops, Lynch fights back and she drops Flair with clotheslines followed by drop kicks. Lynch then nails Flair with a flying shoulder tackle, Lynch then nails Flair with multiple kicks before landing a missile drop kick for a near fall. Flair fights back and she gets Lynch in a Boston crab, Flair looks for the Figure Eight and Lynch knocks her out of the ring. Lynch then hits Flair with a baseball slide drop kick, Lynch leaps off the ring apron onto Flair before getting her back in the ring. Lynch then misses a leap off the middle rope and Flair nails her with a Natural Selection for a near fall, Flair goes to the middle rope and Lynch knocks her off. Lynch goes for a Disarmer and Flair sends her into the corner before landing a big boot for a near fall, Flair then focuses her attack on the leg of Lynch. Lynch sends Flair into the corner before rolling her up for a near fall, Lynch drops Flair before landing a guillotine leg drop for another near fall. Flair recovers and she nails Lynch with a spear for another near fall, Flair gets angry with herself and Lynch rolls her up from out of nowhere for a three count.
Winner: Becky Lynch (Raw)
- Charly Caruso interviews Seth Rollins, who says that today is a good day because it is draft day. Caruso says Bray Wyatt doesn’t care about the draft because Wyatt appears everywhere Rollins is, Rollins says he may be going about things with The Fiend all wrong and everything ends tonight.
- Jim Cramer on Mad Money provides some analysis of the wrestlers left in the WWE Draft.
- The USA and Fox war rooms are shown.
- Stephanie McMahon comes out to reveal the drafts picks, with Raw’s first pick for tonight being WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, while Smackdown’s first pick is WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, while Raw’s next pick is Charlotte Flair, while Smackdown’s next pick is The New Day and Raw’s last pick is Andrade w/Zelina Vega.
- The WWE Draft Panel is up next, which consists of Renee Young, Booker T, Beth Phoenix and Samoa Joe. Booker T says The New Day are a huge pick and Andrade is an extraordinary talent, Phoenix says USA made good calls with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. Joe says that Smackdown getting Brock Lesnar is a big move.
- Andrade and Zelina Vega make their way to the ring, Vega says they weren’t drafted in the same round as Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch or Charlotte Flair, because they were all drafted in the first round like Andrade.
Andrade w/Zelina Vega vs. Ali
The match is joined in progress and we see Ali knock Andrade out of the ring with a drop kick, Ali looks for a dive and Vega distracts him. Andrade gets back in the ring and Ali nails him with a few strikes, Ali ducks down and a charging Andrade nails him with a drop kick. Andrade then stomps away on a downed Ali, Andrade focuses his attack on the injured arm of Ali. Ali goes to the middle rope and Andrade shoves him out of the ring to the arena floor, Andrade follows Ali out of the ring to send him shoulder first into the ring post. Andrade gets Ali back in the ring before applying a rope assisted arm bar, Andrade releases the hold to stomp away on Ali. Ali fights back and Andrade nails him with a knee strike for a near fall, Andrade holds Ali down while wrenching away on his arm. Ali gets free and Andrade reapplies the rope assisted arm bar, Andrade charges at Ali and Ali gets out of the way to send Andrade crashing to the arena floor. Ali goes for a dive and he leaps over Vega to land on Andrade, Vega interferes again to nail Ali with a rana on the arena floor. Andrade gets Ali in the ring to land a hammerlock DDT for a three count.
Winner: Andrade w/Zelina Vega
- Stephanie McMahon is out for the next set of draft picks, Raw’s next pick is the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions the Kabuki Warriors, while Smackdown’s next pick is Daniel Bryan, while Raw gets Rusev, as Smackdown gets Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley and Raw picks up Aleister Black.
- Colin Jost & Michael Che of Saturday Night Live appear to talk about the WWE Draft.
Raw Tag Team Championships
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (c) vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
The match begins with Erik nailing Ziggler with a shotgun drop kick before knocking Roode to the arena floor, Ivar then takes out Roode with a suicide dive. Ivar tags in and he nails Ziggler with a top rope splash for a near fall, Roode interferes and Ivar chases him into the ring. Ivar gets in the ring and Ziggler nails him with a drop kick, Ivar recovers and nails Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Erik tags in and he goes after an interfering Roode, Ziggler nails a distracted Erik with a chop block. Roode tags in and he stomps away on a downed Erik, Roode corners Erik before landing a bunch of strikes. Ziggler tags back in as Erik fights back against both opponents, Ziggler sends a charging Erik out of the ring so Roode can send him into the ring post. Ziggler nails Erik with a Zig Zag on a chair as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Ziggler nails Erik with an elbow drop before applying a chin lock. Roode tags in and he attacks a trapped Erik with a few strikes, Erik fights back and Roode nails him with a drop kick to the knee.
Ziggler tags in and he nails a downed Erik with another elbow drop, Erik recovers and he drops Ziggler with a forearm strike. Ivar and Roode are tagged in by their respective partners, Ivar quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team. Ivar nails Roode with a seated senton before hitting Ziggler with a clothesline, Erik tags in as Ziggler knocks Ivar out of the ring. Ziggler distracts Erik so Roode can send him into the ring post and roll him up for a near fall, Ziggler tags in and he double teams Erik with Roode for a near fall. Ziggler then nails Erik with a fame asser for another near fall, Roode tags in and Erik takes out both opponents a few moments later. Roode nails Erik with a Glorious DDT and Ivar breaks up the pin attempt, Ziggler tags in and Ivar gets the tag a short time later. Ivar takes out both opponents with a double handspring elbow strike, Erik tags in and The Viking Raiders hit Ziggler with The Viking Experience for a three count.
Winners: The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar), the new Raw Tag Team Champions
- The NHL On NBC analysts share their thoughts on the WWE Draft.
- The Viking Raiders appear and they say that they belong on Raw, The Viking Raiders say they have captured the Raw Tag Team Championship and they are the first team to win the IWGP, ROH, NXT & Raw Tag Team Championships.
- Stephanie McMahon announces the next set of picks and Raw selects Cedric Alexanders, while Smackdown picks WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn, while Raw picks Humberto Carrillo, as Smackdown picks Ali and Raw closes things out with Erick Rowan.
Aleister Black vs. Eric Young
The match begins with Young backing Black into the corner before landing a few strikes, Black trips up Young before landing a basement drop kick. Black then nails Young with a springboard moonsault, Young recovers and rolls out of the ring to avoid Black Mass. Black traps Young in the ropes before landing a kick, Young fights back and Black levels him with a knee strike. Young rolls for a sunset flip and Black gets him in the Dark Ritual to force a tap out.
Winner: Aleister Black
- Stephanie McMahon is out to announce more draft picks, with Raw picking Buddy Murphy, while Smackdown picks Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler, as Raw picks Jinder Mahal and then Smackdown picks Carmella, while Raw finishes with WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth.
- The Street Profits appear and they talk about what has gone down tonight on WWE Raw, while also hyping what is to come tonight. The OC interrupt and AJ Styles says he doesn’t understand why they were drafted to Raw,The OC says Raw belongs to them before jumping the Street Profits.
Ricochet vs. Shelton Benjamin
The match begins with Ricochet nailing Benjamin with a drop kick, Ricochet then takes Benjamin down with a headscissors takedown. Benjamin fights back and he knocks Ricochet out of the ring after landing a back suplex, Benjamin goes after Ricochet and he gets him back in the ring. Benjamin follows that up by nailing Ricochet with a flapjack for a near fall, Benjamin keeps Ricochet down while applying a modified chin lock. Ricochet gets free and Benjamin kicks him in the face for a near fall, Benjamin holds Ricochet down again while applying a chin lock. Ricochet gets free and he nails Benjamin with a spin kick to the face, Ricochet then nails Benjamin with a kick to the face before landing a springboard clothesline and standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ricochet goes to the arena floor and Benjamin attacks him with knee strikes, Ricochet drops Benjamin and he goes to the top rope. Benjamin throws Ricochet off the ropes and Ricochet lands on his feet, Ricochet nails Benjamin with the Recoil for a three count.
- Lana is shown getting a massage.
- Lana is still in the massage parlor after the commercial break and Bobby Lashley arrives, Lashley gives Lana the massage.
- Jerry Lawler is in the ring for the contract signing between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman, Strowman and Fury make their way to the ring. Strowman says that he knows that Fury is undefeated and an athlete, but also one of the biggest egos around. Strowman accuses Fury of trying to steal his and the WWE’s spotlight, Strowman then signs the contract. Fury signs the contract before telling Strowman that he and his family attended Smackdown to see Strowman, Fury promises to knock Strowman out at WWE Crown Jewel. Strowman gets angry and breaks a table and then Fury breaks a pen before exiting the ring.
- The members of NBC Today appear and talk about the WWE Draft.
- Stephanie Mcmahon announces more draft picks, with Raw picking Samoa Joe, as Smackdown picks The Miz, while Raw selects Akira Tozawa, with Smackdown picking King Corbin and Raw selects Shelton Benjamin.
Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander
The match begins with Murphy and Alexander working over each others arms, Murphy nails Alexander with an elbow strike before throwing him face first into the middle turnbuckle. Alexander fights back and he exchanges chops with Murphy, Alexander goes for a springboard move and Murphy knocks him to the arena floor as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Alexander nailing Murphy with a rope assisted enzaguri, Alexander gets in the ring and Murphy knocks him back out after landing a knee strike. Murphy follows that up by taking Alexander out with a suicide dive, Murphy gets Alexander in the ring before landing a top rope double knee strike for a near fall. Murphy looks for a super kick and Alexander nails him with a spinning elbow strike, Murphy leaves the ring and Alexander drop kicks him into the barricade. Alexander then hits Murphy with a suicide dive, Alexander gets Murphy in the ring before landing a springboard flat liner for a near fall. Alexander looks for a Lumbar Check and Murphy blocks it, Murphy goes to the top rope and Alexander follows him up there.
Murphy gets free and he nails Alexander with a super kick followed by a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Murphy then hits Alexander with Murphy’s Law for a three count.
Winner: Buddy Murphy
- The Street Profits are shown backstage and they say that they need a partner to fight The OC.
- NBC Sports Network Premier League analysts talk about the WWE Draft.
- Stephanie McMahon announces the final round of the WWE Draft, with Raw picking Rey Mysterio, with Smackdown picking Shorty Gable, while Raw picks Titus O’Neil, as Smackdown picks Elias and Raw finishes things up with Liv Morgan.
- The draft panel provides their analysis on the latest picks.
The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) vs. Natalya & Lacey Evans
The match is joined in progress and we see Sane using a hair pull to drop Evans, Evans recovers and she drops Sane with multiple arm drags. Evans spikes Sane on the mat before failing at a pin attempt, Evans then knocks a leaping Sane out of the ring after landing a kick. Evans goes out of the ring and Sana nails her with a spinning back fist, Sane followed up by nailing Evans with a rolling neck breaker on the arena floor. Asuka interferes and throws Evans into the barricade, Sane gets Evans in the ring before getting her in a front headlock. Sane transitions to a guillotine choke against Evans, Asuka tags in and she nails the arm of Evans with a top rope axe handle smash. Asuka attacks a downed Evans with a variety of kicks, Asuka holds Evans down while wrenching away on her arm. Evans gets free and she tags Natalya into the match, Natalya nails Asuka with a few clotheslines and a release German suplex. Natalya goes for a sharp shooter and Asuka counters with a heel hook, Natalya gets free and Asuka rolls her up for a near fall.
Natalya eventually gets Asuka in the sharp shooter and Sane breaks it up, Asuka uses a hip attack to knock Natalya out of the ring as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Asuka locking Natalya in the octopus stretch, Natalya gets free and she nails Asuka with a basement drop kick. Asuka recovers and she gets Natalya in the STF, Asuka transitions to an arm bar and Natalya rolls her up for a near fall. Asuka holds Natalya down while stomping away on her, Asuka gets Natalya down again while wrenching away on her arm. Natalya gets free and Asuka prevents her from making a tag, Natalya fights back and Sane is tagged into the match. Sane and Asuka nail Natalya with a double suplex for a near fall, Sane then locks Natalya in a body scissors. Natalya powers her way free and she nails Sane with a suplex, Evans tags in and she cleans house against the opposing team. Evans nails Sane with a neck breaker for a near fall, Evans then hits Sane with a bronco buster and slingshot elbow drop for a near fall.
Evans goes to the top rope and Asuka briefly distracts her, Sane hangs Evans upside down in the corner before landing a drop kick. Sane goes to the top rope and she nails Evans with a double stomp, Natalya hits the ring and Sane knocks her back out. Sane then hits Evans with a sliding elbow strike, Sane goes to the top rope as Asuka makes a blind tag. Evans nails Sane with a Woman’s Right before Asuka rolls her up for a three count.
Winners: The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane)
- The Firefly Fun House is up and Bray Wyatt says that he saw Seth Rollins tonight, Wyatt says he thinks Rollins is brave, strong and smart. Rambling Rabbit says that he is scared that Rollins will show up, Rollins appears and he jumps Wyatt. Rollins destroys the pictures as Wyatt gets up, Rollins attacks Wyatt further before setting the fun house on fire.