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-Miz TV starts the show as The Miz comes out and introduces the Smackdown Live tag team champions, the Bludgeon Brothers. Miz says that they have something in common, saying that they showed how easy it was to dismantle Daniel Bryan. Miz asks them why they attacked Daniel last week before showing a video from last week where Daniel said that he was ready to take on anyone on the brand before we see how he came out to the ring last week for the gauntlet match right after the Smackdown! Tag Team Title match. Miz says that he disrespected them and that Daniel is a glory hound and that Daniel is the villain in what he calls "the movie". Miz mocks the Brothers before Daniel Bryan interrupts them and says that he isn't afraid of the three of them before Harper says he'll learn tonight as we go to commercial.
Xavier Woods vs Rusev
Rusev is in control to start the match before sending Xavier out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Xavier comes back with an enzuigiri and a neckbreaker for a quick two count before Rusev hits a Samoan drop, then drops Xavier with the Machka Kick. Rusev then makes Xavier tap out with the Accolade for the win.
Winner: Rusev defeats Xavier Woods via submission with the Accolade.
-Jeff Hardy issues an open challenge for the United States Championship and it's answered by the leader of SanitY, Eric Young.
United States Championship Match
Jeff Hardy (c) vs Eric Young
Eric attacks Jeff as soon as the match starts before Jeff comes back and teases a Swanton Bomb, but Eric rolls out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Eric is in control as we come back from break until Jeff fights his way out of a headlock only for Eric to whip him across the ring and into the opposite corner for a quick two count. Jeff gets a near fall off of a roll up before Eric drops him with a clothesline for a quick two count. Jeff hits a jawbreaker and a series of right hands before hitting an inverted atomic drop and a leg drop for a quick two count. The Usos come down and brawl with Alexander and rain at ringside before Eric tosses one of the Usos in the ring and gets speared for the disqualification.
Winner: Eric Young defeats Jeff Hardy via disqualification, but Jeff retains his United States Championship.