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-The WWE champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman come out to the ring and Paul says that Brock is really pissed off tonight because of what Rey Mysterio did to him at Crown Jewel after he defeated Cain Velasquez which we see on the big screen with the entire match playing to the conclusion and the aftermath. Paul talks about how Brock won't be able to get a hold of Rey because Rey and Brock are on separate brands and the wild card rule is no longer a thing and that Brock is coming to RAW Monday to find Rey. Paul then says that Brock hereby quits Smackdown on FOX and that he's going to RAW Monday to hunt down Rey before talking in Spanish. We then see Triple H and Shawn Michaels entering the arena as Brock and Paul leave as we go to commercial.
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Match
They lock up for a clean break before shoving each other and Nikki rolls Bayley up for a quick two count before Nikki hits a huricanrrana that sends Bayley out of the ring. Nikki hits a wrecking ball dropkick and a DDT onto the floor before tossing Bayley back into the ring for a quick two count as we go to commercial.
We return to Bayley sending Nikki into the ring steps and rolls her back into the ring for a quick two count before she accidentally runs face first into the turnbuckle and Nikki hits a jawbreaker. Nikki hits a running cross body and clotheslines Bayley before hitting a running splash into a bulldog before hitting a diving cross body for a near fall. Sasha distracts Nikki before she's knocked off the apron and Bayley snaps her in the ropes before hitting a diving elbow drop for a near fall and sets Nikki on the top turnbuckle before slamming her down to the mat. Nikki then traps Bayley in the apron and rolls her back in the ring before Sasha shoves her off of the top and Bayley hits a reverse flat liner for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bayley retains her Smackdown Women's Championship by defeating Nikki Cross via pinfall with a reverse flat liner.
-After the match NXT Women's champion Shayna Baszler shows up from the crowd and attacks Sasha and lays out Bayley before leaving through the crowd as we go to commercial.
-We return to a video recapping what Shayna Baszler just did to Bayley and Sasha Banks before we go backstage to Sami Zayn being interviewed about what's happened so far tonight, Sami saying that there's a pattern to tonight and that NXT is here, but need to watch who they mess with before Matt Riddle and Keith Lee show up. Sami says he's a big fan of them and NXT and that he used to be called the heart and soul of NXT before leaving to go get his NXT shirt, Matt and Keith following him to his car before he runs and they chase him. Sami, Matt and Keith then run out to ringside before they get in the ring and Matt hits the Final Flash into a variation of the Styles clash and Keith hits a moonsault off of the second rope.
-The Miz comes out to the ring for Miz TV and shows us a recap of The Fiend defeating Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Crown Jewel yesterday. Miz says that Bray isn't there tonight before talking about NXT, Miz recapping what the NXT talent has done tonight since invading Smackdown before he's interrupted by Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa says that he is the greatest sports entertainer of all time and that Miz needs a reality check and that he is everything that is wrong with RAW and Smackdown. Ciampa mocks Miz and says that Miz plays the part while he is the part, Miz bringing up how good Ciampa is, but says that NXT needs to make a statement if that's why they're there. Miz then makes a match between the two as we go to commercial.
Tommaso Ciampa vs The Miz
Miz puts Ciampa in a side headlock before Ciampa drops him with a shoulder block and sends him out onto the apron before Miz rolls him up for a quick two count. Miz sends Ciampa out of the ring and Ciampa counters a wrecking ball dropkick before sending Miz into the barricade and the ring steps before applying a headlock once they're back in the ring. Miz comes back with right hands and a kitchen sink into a neckbreaker for a quick two count before kicking the former NXT champion in the corner and hitting running knees in the corner until Ciampa comes out of the corner with a discus lariat. Ciampa hits a running knee in the corner for a two count before they counter each other until Miz hits a chop block and counters a powerbomb into a DDT for a near fall before locking in the figure four. They roll over and reverse the pressure until they get to the ropes for the break before Miz gets a couple of two counts and they chop each other until Miz hits a corner clothesline.
Ciampa then catches Miz coming off of the top with a high knee and hits the Fairytale Ending for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa defeats The Miz via pinfall with the Fairytale Ending.
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