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- The show starts with highlights of Roman Reigns announcing that he is battling leukemia.
- Acting Raw GM Baron Corbin is in the ring with the vacated WWE Universal Title, Corbin wishes Roman Reigns the best in his leukemia battle doesn’t want him on Raw when Reigns does return. Brock Lesnar interrupts and makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman by his side, Heyman grabs the microphone and he does his usual introductions. Heyman says Lesnar will win the WWE Universal Title at WWE Crown Jewel, Heyman says everybody knows history is going to happen at WWE Crown Jewel. Braun Strowman eventually interrupts and makes his way to the ring, Strowman says he’ll win the WWE Universal Title at WWE Crown Jewel. Strowman shoves Corbin away from him before landing a few running power slams on him, Lesnar then hits Strowman with an F-5.
- Highlights are then shown of when Dean Ambrose turned on Seth Rollins from last weeks Raw air.
- Lio Rush comes out before the next match to talk about how Finn Balor got lucky against Bobby Lashley last week, before introducing Lashley.
Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush
The match begins with Lashley cornering Balor while landing a few shoulder thrusts, Lashley gets Balor out of the corner while landing a side suplex. Lashley holds Balor down while landing multiple elbow strikes, Lashley then twists away on the head of Balor. Balor gets free and he drops kicks Lashley out of the ring, Balor then takes out Lashley with a suicide dive as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Lashley nailing Balor with a headbutt before applying a nerve hold, Lashley picks up Balor and just slams him before reapplying the nerve hold. Lashley releases the hold before throwing Balor into the corner, Balor fights back and he drops Lashley with a flying forearm strike. Balor then hits Lashley with a back body drop followed by a double stomp, Lashley catches a leaping Balor and he lands a modified Dominator for a near fall.
Balor escapes a suplex attempt from Lashley to land a sling blade, Balor then hits Lashley with a shotgun drop kick before swinging at Rush. Rush distracts Balor and Balor still manages to drop Lashley with a kick to the face, Rish interferes again and he attacks Balor to cause a DQ.
Winner: Finn Balor, by DQ
After the match, Bobby Lashley attacks Finn Balor on the arena floor by tossing him into the barricade and ringside edge. Lashley gets Balor in the ring while holding him in a full nelson, Rush mocks Balor on the microphone to end the assault.
- Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush meet with Acting Raw GM Corbin in the trainers room, Balor praises Lashley for what he just did to Finn Balor. Corbin now says that Lashley has qualified for the WWE World Cup, replacing John Cena.
- Highlights are shown from the Ronda Rousey/Nikki Bella match at WWE Evolution.
- An interview is shown from WWE Evolution, where Becky Lynch interrupted Ronda Rousey and the two exchanged words.
Lita, Trish Stratus, Bayley, Natalya & Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox, Mickie James & The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan) w/Alexa Bliss
The match begins with Stratus nailing Logan with a hip toss followed by a headlock takedown, Riott interferes and Stratus takes her down alongside Logan. Morgan tags in and Stratus takes her down with a Thesz Press, Lita tags in and she nails Morgan with a clothesline in the corner. Lita follows that up with a head scissors takedown before landing a DDT, Lita goes to the top rope and Morgan is dragged out of the ring. Bayley and Banks dive onto everybody on the arena floor as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Bayley wrenching away on the arm of Fox. Banks tags in and she double teams Fox with Bayley, Stratus tags in and she double teams Fox with Banks. Banks tags back in and James distracts her so Fox can kick her in the face, James tags in and she applies a chin lock to Banks.
Banks fights back and James corners her before tagging Logan in, Banks goes for a small package and Logan makes her pay by landing a drop kick. Logan holds Banks down while applying a modified cobra clutch, Logan sends banks into the corner before tagging Riott into the match. Riott stomps away on Banks as Bayley argues with the referee, Riott then holds Banks in a front face lock. Banks sends a charging Riott into her partners and Fox tags in, Fox attacks the opposing team before Banks tags Bayley in. Bayley quickly cleans house against the opposing team before hitting Fox with a basement drop kick, Bayley hits Fox with a spinning clothesline for a near fall. Stratus hits the ring and she takes James out alongside Banks, a brawl breaks out between everybody in the match. Bayley then hits Riott with a top rope elbow drop before Lita lands a moonsault on Morgan, Bayley and Lita hit Fox with a Hart Attack for a near fall. Bayley applies the sharp shooter to Fox to force a tap out.
Winners: Lita, Trish Stratus, Bayley, Natalya & Sasha Banks
- Cayla Braxton interviews Nia Jax, who says that she'll face Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Title after WWE Survibor Series. Ember Moon is also interviewed and she talks about how she eliminated five women in the battle royal, Jax gets annoyed that Moon is getting interviewed as well. Moon challenges Jax to a match tonight and Jax accepts.
- Highlights are shown from the main event of WWE Super Show-Down and the post-match attack by the Brothers Of Destruction.
- Elias is in the ring and he says everybody knows what WWE stands for, Elias says that he came to Charlotte early to hang out with Ric Flair. Elias then shows highlights of his attack on Acting Raw GM Corbin from last weeks Raw, Elias says he’s gonna find Corbin backstage to sing a song to him. Elias bumps into Dana Brooke backstage and refuses to play a song for her, Elias goes to Corbin’s office and he plays the song for him. Corbin eventually comes out of his office as Elias continues performing, Jinder Mahal attacks Elias from behind as Corbin tells him he’ll face Mahal next.
Elias vs. Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers
The match begins with Mahal backing Elias into the corner before landing a kick, Elias fights back and he nails Mahal with a few strikes. Mahal fights back and he nails Elias with a back suplex, Mahal attacks a downed Elias with a ton of stomps. Samir interferes and attacks Elias as Sunil distracts the referee, Mahal applies a modified camel clutch to a downed Elias. Mahal also decides to wrench away on the arm of Elias, Mahal then nails Elias with a knee strike before applying a modified abdominal stretch. Elias fights back and he nails Mahal with a mule kick, Elias traps Mahal in the corner while landing a ton of strikes. Elias sends mahal into the corner before landing Drift Away for a three count.
- A video package airs highlighting the career of Kurt Angle, Angle speaks afterwards and he talks about how people think he is out of his mind about possibly winning the WWE World Cup. Angle talks about all that he has accomplished while being out of his mind, Angle says he will prove that he is the best in the world at WWE Crown Jewel.
The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The AOP (Rezar & Akam) w/Drake Maverick
The match begins with everybody jumping AOP before the bell sounds, a huge brawl quickly breaks out and both members of the AOP are taken out as we go to commercial break, we return from the break to see Gable hitting Rezar with a front stunner. Konnor tags in and Gable cuaes him to crash into the corner, Konnor then nails a distracted Gable with a spine buster. Gable recovers to drop kick Konnor into a members of the AOP, Viktor tags in and Gable nails him with a Chaos Theory into a Roode neck breaker for a three count.
Winners: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
After the match, The AOp attack everybody who competed in the match, AOP then hits Chad Gable and Bobby Roode with a Super Collider.
- Highlights are shown of The Shield winning the Raw Tag Team Titles and then Dean Ambrose turning on Seth Rollins.
- Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he wants answers from Dean Ambrose, Rollins first talks about the support that the fans have given Roman Reigns. Rollins says that he should be celebrating last weeks tag team title win with Ambrose, but he turned his back on everybody last week. Rollins says maybe Ambrose couldn’t forgive that Rollins turned on him and Reigns four years ago, Ambrose’s music plays and he eventually appears in the crowd. Rollins demands that Ambrose come to the ring and Ambrose doesn’t do it, Ambrose says nothing as Ambrose stares at him from the crowd. Rollins threatens to go after Ambrose and Ambrose eventually leaves.
- Charly Caruso interviews Bobby Lashley, Lio Rush interrupts and he says that the WWE World Cup win would just add another trophy to his collection.
Nia Jax vs. Ember Moon
The match begins with Moon nailing Jax with a leaping head kick, Moon follows that up by nailing Jax with a variety of follow up kicks. Moon goes to the top rope and Jax gets her off, Moon gets free and Jax nails her with a clothesline. Jax then stomps away on a downed Moon before landing an elbow drop for a near fall, Jax then nails Moon with a short arm clothesline. Jax slows things down further by holding Moon in a bear hug, Moon gets free and Jax tosses her across the ring. Jax charges at Moon and she crashes into the ring post before falling to the arena floor, Moon goes to the top rope and she dives onto Jax. Jax recovers and she gets Moon back into the ring before Tamina makes her way to the ring, Jax attacks a distracted Moon and lands a leg drop for a three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
After the match, Nia Jax and Tamina have a face to face.
Lucha House Party (Kalisto & Lince Dorado) w/Gran Metalik vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
The match begins with Wilder cornering Kalisto before eating a chop, Wilder attacks Kalisto with a plethora of strikes in response. Kalisto recovers and he takes Wilder out with a moonsault, Dorado interferes and he takes out The Revival with a suicide dive. Wilder gets back in the ring and he drops Kalisto with a back suplex, Dawson tags in and he hits Kalisto with a leg drop followed by a suplex. Dawson then hits Kalisto with an elbow drop for a near fall, Dawson then locks Kalisto in the Guerrero Special. Kalisto fights back and Dawson drills him with a short arm clothesline, Kalisto hits Dawson with a Solito Del Sol from out of nowhere for a three count.
Winners: Lucha House Party (Kalisto & Lince Dorado) w/Gran Metalik
- Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre make their way to the ring, Ziggler says that he’ll win the WWE World Cup at WWE Crown Jewel. McIntyre says he’ll be keeping an eye on the WWE Universal Title match, Ziggler talks about meeting Kurt Angle in the WWE World Cup and how much respect he has for him. Ziggler says that he’ll cement his legacy by winning the WWE World Cup, Ziggler declares himself to be the best in the world.
Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre vs. Apollo Crews
The match is joined in progress and we see Crews nailing a charging Ziggler with a back elbow strike, Crews then drops Ziggler with a step up enzaguri. Crews follows that up by landing a pump kick and a flying clothesline, Crews lands a second enzaguri on Ziggler for a near fall. Crews goes to the top and Ziggler knocks him off for a near fall, Ziggler goes for a DDT and Crews counters before landing a press slam followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Crews goes back to the top rope and Ziggler meets him up there, Crews knocks him off before going for a frog splash and Ziggler gets his knees up. Ziggler nails Crews with a super kick for a three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre
- The Brothers Of Destruction make their way to the ring, The Undertaker says that its your time to go when the reaper calls. Kane says they can all hear their names being whispered in the distance, ‘Taker says they will battle DX for the first and last time at WWE Crown Jewel. ‘Taker says it will be the end of an era at WWE Crown Jewel, Kane summons DX to come to the ring right now. DX eventually answers the call and Triple H comes out alone, Shawn Michaels appears from out of nowhere to hit ‘Taker with Sweet Chin Music.