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-Paige is in the ring to start the show before introducing Becky Lynch who has Charlotte come out next. They go back and forth, Charlotte saying that she's genetically superior and she was the only person who could take out Ronda Rousey before Paige makes a TLC title match between Charlotte and Becky at the TLC pay-per-view next month before the rest of the women's roster come out and Paige makes a battle royale for layer tonight with the winner being added to the title match at TLC.
The Bar vs The Usos
Sheamus and Jimmy start the match off before Jey comes in and dropkicks Sheamus for a quick two count. Sheamus then sends Jey into the ropes throat first before tagging in Cesaro; Jimmy tagging himself in before The Bar double team him as we go to commercial.
The Bar are in control as we return to the action with Cesaro suplexing Jimmy for a quick two count before Sheamus comes in and drops him with a knee for another quick two count. Jimmy fights his way out of the corner and tags in Jey who drops Cesaro with a series of clotheslines and a Samoan drop into a running hip attack in the corner for a quick two count. Sheamus gets the blind tag before he goes for a dive to the outside and Cesaro hits him with a European uppercut in midair. Sheamus hits a diving knee drop before Jey sends him into the ring post shoulder first and superkicks both members of The Bar for a near fall. Sheamus then gets a near fall off of a small package when he counters a splash by Jimmy before Jey gets the blind tag and Jimmy superkicks him before Jey hits a splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Usos defeat The Bar via pinfall when Jey pins Cesaro with a diving splash.
-The former WWE champion AJ Styles comes out to the ring and talks about losing and his rematch against Daniel Bryan at TLC before saying that Daniel is copying the Universal champion Brock Lesnar by not being at the arena tonight.
-We get a vignette for Lars Sullivan for the second week in a row before the United States champion Shinsuke Nakamura comes out to the ring for a match.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev
Shinsuke immediately attacks Rusev from behind before the match starts and hits a Kinshasa in the ring and one at ringside before leaving as we go to commercial.
Winner: Match never started.
-We get the entire roster on the stage for the 20th anniversary celebration of Jeff Hardy's career before a video package is shown. Jeff thanks the fans and talks about how he's evolved over the years from his move set to his face paint before he's interrupted by Samoa Joe. Joe proceeds to insult Jeff and talks about his previous addiction to drugs and alcohol before saying that he has let the fans down many times before saying that he will eventually fall off the wagon once more. Jeff then says that Joe can't rain on his parade and that he lives for the moment before challenging Joe to a match, but Joe opts to leave instead as we go to commercial.
The Miz vs Kofi Kingston
Kofi hits a series of arm drags to start the match before Miz backs gin into the corner and applies a side headlock before Kofi sends him out of the ring. Kofi then teases a suicide dive before The Miz gets distracted by Xavier and Big-E before hitting it on the second attempt as we go to commercial.
Kofi dropkicks The Miz in midair when he goes for a double ax handle and hits a Boom Drop before Miz counters Trouble in Paradise, Kofi getting a near fall off of a sunset flip before hitting S.O.S.. for a near fall. The Miz hits a snap DDT for a near fall before taking off of the turnbuckle pad and hitting a kitchen sink into a wrecking ball dropkick to Xavier at ringside. The Miz then grabs a chair before Xavier takes it from him and Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the pin and the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston defeats The Miz via pinfall with Trouble in Paradise
-Randy Orton comes out to the ring as we get a recap of him stealing the mask of Rey Mysterio last week and sending him into the ring post with a chair around his neck. Randy says that what he did last week was meant to embarrass and humiliate Rey and not to insult his culture. Randy says that Rey is just another victim of RKO before he's interrupted by Rey. The two brawl at ringside before Randy sends Rey into the barricade and rips off his neck brace before Rey comes back with an enzuigiri and hits a 619 before grabbing a chair. Randy then catches Rey coming back into the ring and hits a draping DDT before tossing him into the barricade and sending him throat first into the ring steps with a chair against his throat as we go to commercial.
Women's Battle Royale Match
Zelina is first eliminated before she attacks Lana at ringside who hasn't been eliminated as we go to commercial. The Iconics eliminate Lana as we return to the action in the ring before Asuka eliminates them and Carmella drops her with a superkick. Asuka eliminates Carmella by kicking her off of the apron before Mandy drops her with a bicycle knee, Naomi coming to Asuka's aid before Mandy and sings can eliminate her. Naomi then eliminates Sonya before Sonya eliminates Naomi and Asuka takes out Mandy at ringside when she tries to eliminate her before they exchange strikes on the apron until Asuka sends Sonya off of the apron with a bicycle knee for the win.
Winner: Asuka wins the match by being the last person in the ring to gain entry to the women's championship TLC match at the TLC pay-per-view next month.