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The New Day defeated Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura
The Usos defeated The Miz and Shane McMahon to retain their SmackDown Tag Titles
Asuka defeated Mandy Rose to retain her SmackDown Women's Title
The Bar defeated Kofi Kingston
The Revival defeated Roode and Gable, Ricochet and Black to retain their RAW Tag Titles
Samoa Joe defeated Rey Mysterio, Andrade and R-Truth to retain his US Title
The Boss 'n' Hug Connection defeated Nia Jax and Tamina to retain their Women's Tag Titles
Daniel Bryan defeated Mustafa Ali and Kevin Owens to retain his WWE Title
Becky Lynch defeated Charlotte Flair via Disqualification
The Shield defeated Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre
The pre-show is now underway, initially with a panel of Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Sam Roberts and David Otunga. Their first topic is tonight's match between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch but they then transitioned to the Women's Tag Title clash. At this point, The IIconics arrived, mocking the champions before begrudgingly predicting their victory. Mandy Rose vs. Asuka was the next topic of discussion. As a result, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville stopped for a short interview in which Rose claimed to have the upper hand. EC3 interrupted, formally introducing himself as a "hot commodity." Deville was unimpressed, dismissing EC3 on Mandy's behalf. Elsewhere, Carmella looked for signatures to help her petition designed to secure R-Truth a title rematch. Zelina Vega mocked the tactic and as they argued, Samoa Joe arrived and signed the petition himself.
Tonight, Joe will defend his title against R-Truth, Andrade and Rey Mysterio. Following that, we transitioned to a breakdown of tonight's SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles match. Christian was here for special analysis. Up next was a selfie promo from Ricochet and in the background, Aleister Black too. Ricochet spoke about making his dream come true while Black spoke about their destiny of winning the titles tonight. A preview of tonight's WWE Title match is up next, including AJ Styles' arrival on the pre-show panel. After that, Kevin Owens stopped for a short interview. He conceded that Kofi Kingston deserves a shot but even still, this was too big of an opportunity to pass up. In response, The New Day showed up, with Kingston wishing Owens good luck while making it clear that there's no problem between them. They parted ways with a handshake.
As Kingston looked set to join his partners at ringside, he was stopped as the McMahon family wants to speak to him about tonight's WWE Title match!
Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev vs. The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods)
Woods and Nakamura got this one started, exchanging holds early until Xavier scored with a head scissors takeover. He was immediately cut off in response though, with a Rusev distraction allowing Nakamura to turn the tide. The tandem went to work from there as well, battering Woods in the corner and then slowing things down with a bear-hug. A little double-team offense came next while backstage, The Miz told his father to head to the front row as their match will be tonight's opener.
Meanwhile in-ring, Rusev began to think superplex but Woods fought free, landing a missile dropkick and tagging in E. He run wild right away, landing a flurry of suplexes and then his big splash as well. However, Nakamura countered, catching the guillotine choke but being powered free nonetheless. A salvo of kicks put Shinsuke back on top either way but a blind tag brought Woods in and he flurried, landing a big DDT but then turning into Rusev's kick. Another sequence of offense followed but Xavier still stayed alive, kicking out at 2.
New Day then fired back, landing some tandem offense of their own and looking to close the show until Lana interfered, removing Woods and leaving E isolated. Machka kick landed soon after but Woods made the save, resetting things once again. He then took out both too, next thinking dive but being caught and slammed instead. The Accolade came next but E halted Nakamura's antics and now Rusev was all alone, falling victim to Midnight Hour as New Day closed the show.
Winners: The New Day
A video package welcomes us to tonight's event, highlighting the card's key matches.
SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles
Shane McMahon and The Miz vs. The Usos (C)
McMahon and Jimmy Uso got this one started, with strikes rocking the champion early as Shane then went to work with some early offense. Miz was in next, allowing for tandem punches as Jey Uso tagged himself in. He run into a big boot for his troubles though and then ate some chops too. Hart Attack came next but Jey kicked out at 2 as Shane continued to flurry regardless. He was soon cut off though, with tag team fundamentals putting the champions back on top. Jey then grabbed a hold, grounding McMahon while using quick tags as well. The control portion continued for a while longer but a Shane DDT turned the tide and allowed a tag to Miz.
He run wild, clearing house and flurrying with knees in the corner. A crossbody to the floor came next, dropping both of his foes and then landing a DDT for 2. A quick tag shifted things though, with an Usos pop-up Samoan Drop and Double Superkick almost closing the show. That briefly brought Shane back in and allowed Miz to recover, next hitting Skull Crushing Finale for a delayed 2. The Usos then looked to fire back but Miz fought free, almost catching a quick roll-up before all three men were suddenly floored.
That made Shane think Coast to Coast which in turn, resulted in a top rope stand-off of sorts. In the end, McMahon and Jey met in mid air with Shane wiping his foe out while preventing a Splash as well. That allowed Miz to go up top, naively following his father's advice and being countered and rolled up as a result. The Usos retain.
Winners and STILL Champions: The Usos
Post-match, McMahon and Miz went over to Miz's father and consoled each other until Shane ATTACKED his partner from behind!!! McMahon unleashed an onslaught of violent strikes and even pushed Mr Mizanian back to his chair. He then applied a triangle choke while Miz's father was forced watch on.
Elsewhere, McIntyre, Lashley and Corbin cut a Shield-esque promo. They reiterated their recent dominance before promising to destroy the rival faction tonight.
In-ring, Elias is here, singing about the Road to WrestleMania and mocking The Miz along the way. A LeBron/LA reference came next and that was Elias' concert for this evening.
A recap of Batista's recent actions followed as well as the announcement that he'll be at RAW tomorrow.
SmackDown Women's Title
Mandy Rose vs. Asuka (C)
Sonya Deville is at ringside for tonight's match but the champion applied a submission early and took control as a result. Three straight Deville distractions quickly turned the tide though and in the end, that allowed Rose to land her signature knee for 2. A vertical suplex came next but Asuka kicked out again. She then countered as well, catching an Octopus Stretch until Mandy powered free. Asuka's comeback followed, including a flurry of strikes and culminating with a German suplex as well. The pair then traded knees, the latter almost closing the show for Rose.
Asuka responded with a sharp knee of her own though, following up with forearms while Deville secured a Kendo Stick. However, Sonya had moved the ring skirt in doing so and Mandy tripped on it, falling victim to a head kick moments later as Asuka retained her title.
Winner and STILL Champion: Asuka
Post-match, Deville apologized to Asuka while backstage, Big E and Woods demanded that Kingston wait no longer. They entered McMahon's office and demanded that Vince add Kofi to tonight's WWE Title match. McMahon agrees, barring E and Woods from ringside and telling Kingston that the match is coming up right now!
Kofi Kingston did exactly that, heading to ringside but then being told that the WWE Title match will actually be taking place later tonight. Instead, Kingston will face both of The Bar at once.
Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar
Without even needing to tag, The Bar went right to work, battering their foe until he fired back with some brief strikes. The numbers game halted him again though, wrestling Kofi to the mat and applying a double Boston Crab. Their next focus was a flurry of strikes, rocking Kingston and kicking him to the floor. They then used the barricade as well but Kofi created space and fought free, next heading up top but being stopped by a European Uppercut in mid-air. Sheamus then clotheslined Kofi off of Cesaro's shoulders and followed up with a Brogue Kick as well.
They stopped their own count though, looking to land another as Big E and Xavier Woods made their way to the ring. Shinsuke and Rusev cut them off though, flooring both while Double White Noise ended Kofi's night.
Winners: The Bar
Sasha Banks and Bayley stopped for a backstage interview next, wishing Kofi well and then dismissing their underdog status for tonight's match. Their title defense journey begins tonight and you can bank on that!
Elias was back now, mocking The New Day as well as Cleveland once again.
A recap of Shane McMahon's betrayal came next but he refused to answer any questions regarding the matter.
RAW Tag Team Titles
Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable vs. The Revival (C)
With the champions immediately removed, Black and Ricochet then dispatched Roode and Gable too. That allowed a traditional match to commence, with Chad and Ricochet trading holds in center ring. A blind tag soon brought Wilder in though, flooring Ricochet and tagging in Dawson for some tandem offense as well. The champions were now in control, grounding Ricochet and using quick tags to keep him isolated too. Wilder was caught off guard by a quick tag from Gable though and he took over, grounding Ricochet himself until Dawson returned the favor.
Either way, Ricochet remained all alone as Scott grabbed another hold. Double knees soon created some space regardless, allowing Ricochet to tag in Black as he run wild on Roode and Gable. That set up Aleister's Springboard Moonsault but Dawson prevented Black Mass and as a result, allowed Roode to hit the AA Spinebuster. Things broke down from there and culminated in a Gable German Suplex that Wilder intercepted with a frogsplash of his own. That only gave Ricochet a chance to seize though, landing a Shooting Star Press and forcing Roode to break the fall.
Ricochet continued to flurry nonetheless, clearing house until a Dawson right hand stopped him in his tracks. He fired back right away though, sending Dawson into their foes with a hurricanrana off the top. Looking to save Black, RIcochet then flew to the outside himself, with Gable tagging himself in along the way. Chad almost scored a quick win but fell victim to the sudden numbers game as Shatter Machine closed the show.
Winners and STILL Champions: The Revival
Things then spilled over to the post-match exchange with Ricochet and Black eventually standing tall. Black Mass landed first and then a 630 Splash on Wilder.