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-AJ Styles comes out to the ring to get the show started before Daniel Bryan joins him and AJ apologizes for last week, Daniel saying that there is no need to apologize, but when he looks at AJ all he sees is the WWE Championship. Daniel says that he will take the title from AJ at Crown Jewel, AJ saying that he hit Daniel last week on purpose and that it wasn't personal. AJ then says that he'll defend the title right now before they're interrupted by Smackdown! Live general manager Shane McMahon who agrees to make the match right now.
WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs Daniel Bryan
They lock up to start the match, AJ taking Daniel down, but he's quickly back to is feet before AJ dumps him out onto the apron. Daniel backs AJ in the corner before they shove each other and Daniel starts focusing on the arm and shoulder of AJ before hitting the Yes Kicks in the corner. AJ comes back with a forearm and chops before dropkicking Daniel out of the ring, AJ missing a springboard cross body before Daniel hits a dive through the ropes as we go to commercial.
Daniel hits his signature Yes Kicks as we return to the action before AJ hits a dragon screw leg whip and starts focusing on the leg of Daniel. Daniel counters a moonsault and rocks AJ with several knees before suplexing him, Daniel kicking AJ before falling back into the corner, AJ catching him coming in with a dropkick. Daniel then counters a Phenomenal Forearm, but messes up a back superplex and lands on his neck as we go to commercial.
AJ suplexes Daniel out of the ring and drops him knee first across the announce table before Daniel sends AJ into the ring steps. Daniel rolls AJ back into the ring and hits several running dropkick in the corner before hitting a frankensteiner and catching AJ in the ropes with a kick. AJ hits a dragon screw leg whip in the ropes before Daniel counters a Phenomenal Forearm into a butterfly suplex and transitions into an armbar. Daniel locks in the Yes Lock, but AJ escapes before Daniel locks in a triangle armbar. AJ then counters the Yes Lock into a Calf Killer for the tap and the win.
Winner: AJ Styles retains his WWE Championship by defeating Daniel Bryan via submission with a Calf Killer.
-After the match Samoa Joe attacks Daniel and AJ before choking AJ out, Daniel saving him, but he just ends up getting choked out instead.
Trick or Treat Street Fight Match
Cesaro and Big-E start the match off before everyone gets in the ring and Sheamus hits Kofi with pancakes before hitting a rolling senton onto the floor. Big Show dunks Xavier into a barrel of apples before Cesaro suplexes Big-E onto jack'o lanterns in the ring, Big-E doing the same to him as Big Show is blinded on the outside. Big-E then hits the Big Ending for the pin and the win.
Winner: Big-E defeats Cesaro via pinfall with the Big Ending.
-Shinsuke Nakamura comes out to the ring before his title defense against Ｒ-Truth up next.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs R-Truth
Shinsuke immediately takes Truth down before kneeing him in the side of the head and ribs before hitting Bad Vibrations in the corner. Truth then sends Shinsuke out of the ring before Carmella comes in and they dance as we go to commercial.
Shinsuke is in control as we return to the ring, Truth coming back with an ax kick and a corkscrew cross body for a quick two count, Shinsuke hitting knees in the corner into an exploder suplex for a near fall. Shinsuke then hits the Kinshasa the Kinshasa for the pin and the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Ｒ-Truth via pinfall with a Kinshasa.
-Becky Lynch comes out and talks about her title defense at Evolution against Charlotte before saying that she'll rip Ronda Rousey's arm off at Survivor Series.
Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio vs Randy Orton & The Miz
Jeff gets the match started with Randy, Jeff in control before Miz stops Jeff when he goes for a Twist of Fate. Miz knocks Jeff off of the top turnbuckle when he goes for a Whisper in the Wind and Miz drops him with a running knee for a quick two count. Miz stomps Jeff in the corner before Randy comes in and sends Jeff throat first into the bottom rope, Randy keeping Jeff from tagging in Rey before dropkicking him for a quick two count. Jeff comes back with Whisper in the Wind and tags in Rey, Rey hitting a seated senton into a PK into a snap DDT for a near fall. Miz comes back with a neckbreaker into a backbreaker for a near fall before Jeff comes back in and Rey hits a huricanrrana into the corner before Jeff hits Poetry in Motion. Rey then hits a 619 before Jeff hits a Swanton Bomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy defeat Randy Orton and The Miz when Jeff pins Miz with a Swanton Bomb.
-After the match Randy hits everyone with an RKO as we go off the air.