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- We open the show with Jeff Hardy being arrested after his rental car hit Elias, Jeff being taken to the police station as Elias is being taken to a hospital as we go to commercial.
- We come back to the staff being told about Elias going to the hospital before AJ tries to convince Daniel to take the free ride to the finals before Sheamus and King Corbin try to get back in the tournament, Sheamus trying to make a match between Corbin, Sheamus and Daniel with the winner facing AJ. Dolph and one half of The Usos as well as Chad Gable exchange words before it's announced that there will be a battle royal with the winner facing Daniel Bryan and the winner of that facing AJ in the finals in two weeks time.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament Qualifier Battle Royal Match
Lince Dorado gets eliminated first before Drew Gulak before Corbin turns on Dolph and eliminates him only for Jey Uso to eliminate him as we go to commercial.
We come back to the ring to Sheamus, Jey Uso, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, and Chad Gable before Chad skins the cat and eliminates Cesaro before suplexing Shin out of the ring for his second elimination. Cesaro then comes back in and eliminates Chad before Jey nearly eliminates Sheamus, but ends up getting booted over the top for the win.
Winner: Sheamus wins the battle royal and will face Daniel Bryan in the semifinals of the tournament.
- We come back from the break to Chad Gable arguing with Cesaro and how he eliminated him in the battle royal before Cesaro tells Chad to step up or walk away before Chad hits him with a forearm and seemingly accepts Cesaro's challenge for a match.
Lacey Evans vs Sonya Deville
They start the match off by grappling on the mat before Sonya knocks Lacey down and pulls her back up to her hair before Lacey kicks Sonya and drops her with a right hand, but it’s not The Woman’s Right. Sonya comes back and backs Lacey into the corner before dropping her with a right hand and stepping on her hair, Lacey kicking her away before hitting a DDT before she traps Sonya in the apron and hits her with clubbing blows. Sonya then comes back and drops Lacey before they exchange on the floor and are counted out.
Winner: Lacey Evans and Sonya Deville goes to a draw with a double count out.
- After the match we get a promo by Blake of The Forgotten Sons before we see Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss backstage head of A Moment of Bliss up next as we go to commercial.
- We come back to A Moment of Bliss with special guests, The New Day for what's being called a tag team summit before they're interrupted by Bayley and Sasha Banks before Sasha and Alexa agree to a match right now as a referee comes out and Alexa hits a shotgun dropkick that sends Sasha out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs Alexa Bliss w/Nikki Cross
Alexa gets two off of a series of roll ups before Sasha catches a kick and plays to Bayley at ringside before Alexa slaps her and poses, Alexa following up with a standing moonsault into a stomp before Sasha comes back with a running meteora in the corner for two. Sasha stomps and chokes Alexa in the corner before hitting a snap mare into a meteora for two, Sasha following up with a butterfly stretch before Alexa comes back with kicks and is immediately hit with a backbreaker for two. Sasha trash talks Alexa before Alexa comes back with forearms and clotheslines. Alexa hits a shotgun dropkick and gets sent face first into the middle turnbuckle before Sasha hits a meteora into a diving double knee drop for a near fall, Alexa countering the Banks Statement into a jack knife for two before hitting a head scissors. Alexa then drops Sasha before Bayley and Nikki brawl on the apron and Nikki gets sent into Alexa before Sasha hits a meteora into a sunset flip for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks defeats Alexa Bliss via pinfall.
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