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-We open the show with New Day and Heavy Machinery backstage where Otis makes a bizarre smoothie that freaks out New Day, before Becky Lynch comes up and takes a drink before making her way out to the ring. Becky comes out and talks about her match against Asuka at the Royal Rumble before she's interrupted by the Smackdown! Women's champion. Asuka mocks Becky before they're interrupted by The Iconics, setting up a tag match between Becky and one of the Iconics as we go to commercial.
Becky Lynch vs Peyton Royce
Becky follows Peyton out of the ring after she rocks her with a forearm and tosses her back into the ring before going for the Disarmer early, but Peyton counters it. Becky dropkicks Peyton before taking her down again and mocking Asuka at ringside as we see Lacey Evans looking on from backstage before Becky teases to lock in an armbar how Ronda Rousey does before deciding to just wring it. Peyton escapes to the outside before Becky gets distracted by Billie Kay at ringside and Peyton hits her from behind before tossing Becky back into the ring. Peyton takes control and hits a running clothesline in the corner before beating Becky down with clubbing blows and chokes her in the ropes. Peyton hits a snapmare and puts Becky in a headlock that she fights out of before Peyton slams her to the mat by her hair.
Becky hits a diving forearm off of the top for a quick two count before Peyton rolls out of the ring and Becky goes after her before Peyton clotheslines her as we go to another break. Becky comes back with a Thesz press and an exploder suplex before Peyton knocks her off of the top turnbuckle with a roundhouse kick for a quick two count. Becky then submits Peyton with the Disarmer for the tap and the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch defeats Peyton Royce via submission with The Disarmer
-After the match Asuka gets in the ring and screams at Becky before she grabs Billie and they immediately start a match.
Asuka vs Billie Kay
As soon as Asuka tosses Billie into the ring she hits her with a running hip attack and teases an armbar before teasing a disarmer of her own before finishing with the Asuka Lock for the tap and the win.
Winner: Asuka defeats Billie Kay via submission with the Asuka Lock.
-After the match Becky gets in the ring and she and Asuka face off before AJ Styles comes out to the ring, AJ exchanging glances with the two women as he walks around the ring, then hops into the crowd and leaves up the bleachers as we go to commercial.
-We come back from commercial to AJ with the fans in the concession stand among a plethora of hotdogs, popcorn and soda before he starts throwing his shirts into the crowd. Daniel emerges from the crowd and attacks AJ before AJ hits a spinebuster through a table and they brawl among ketchup and mustard dispensers.
-We cut to The Usos during a photo shoot before Jimmy receives a gift from Mandy Rose as well as a key to her hotel room before we cut to Samoa Joe making his way out to the ring as he sees EC3 posing in a mirror as we go to commercial.
-We get highlights of R-Truth and Carmella on their vacation and trip to Titan Tower before we cut to Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega backstage where he talks about his match tonight against Rey Mysterio before Samoa Joe comes out to the ring.
-Mustafa Ali comes out to the ring for his match against Samoa Joe before Joe attacks him and the match never gets underway.
Rey Mysterio vs Andrade Almas
They lock up before Rey hits an arm drag that sends Almas across the ring and puts Almas in a headlock before taking him down to the mat. Almas gets back to his feet and flips Rey backwards before dropping him with a kick and locking in a hammer lock. Rey tries to springboard and roll out of the hammer lock, but Almas keeps it applied before whipping Rey sternum first into the corner. Rey comes back with a springboard head scissor into a huricanrrana before Rey sends Almas into the ropes and Almas counters the 619. Rey counters the hammer lock DDT before Almas misses a dropkick and Rey hits a huricanrrana to the outside. Almas then catches Rey and hits a sit-out powerbomb to the floor as we go to commercial.
Rey hits a spike DDT as we come back to the action before Almas sends him into the turnbuckle and hits double running knees in the corner for a near fall. Almas traps Rey in the ropes and Rey hits a flying head scissor off of the top and sends Almas off of the apron and to the floor. Rey then hits a diving seated senton off of the top as we go to commercial.
We see that Almas dropkicked Rey in midair during the break before Almas counters a huricanrrana into a sunset flip for a two count. Almas drops Rey with a back elbow before hitting a back flip standing moonsault for a near fall. Rey hits a Canadian destroyer for a near fall before Almas counters the 619 and Rey hits a crucifix bomb for a near fall. Rey then hits a 619 before Zelina distracts Rey and Almas catches him up top before hitting a draping hammer lock DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Andrade Almas defeats Rey Mysterio via pinfall with a draping hammer lock DDT.
-Jey Uso then shows up to Mandy Rose's hotel room as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Jey entering Mandy's hotel room before she gets undressed and says that she will destroy Naomi's life before he leaves and Naomi shows up and attacks her before Mandy lays her out and runs away.
-The Miz and Shane McMahon come out to celebrate Shane's birthday before Miz shows highlights of Shane's career. The two are then interrupted by the Smackdown! Tag Team champions The Bar who mock Shane and The Miz to set up a match between Miz and Sheamus as we go to commercial.
The Miz vs Sheamus
Miz takes control early before Sheamus comes back and hits Miz with clubbing blows in the ropes before Miz gets back into the ring and rolls Sheamus up for a quick two count. Sheamus puts Miz in a headlock before Miz fights out of it and Sheamus counters the Skull Crushing Finale. Sheamus goes shoulder first into the ring post before Miz hits several running dropkicks, only for Sheamus to run out of the corner with a clothesline. Cesaro then attacks Miz when the referee is distracted before Shane sends him off of the apron and through a table at ringside before Miz rolls Sheamus up for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Miz defeats Sheamus via pinfall.
-After the match Miz and Shane take our Sheamus before Shane hits a coast to coast dropkick into a cake into Sheamus as we go off the air.