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-The WWE champion Daniel Bryan and Rowan are in the ring alongside Stephanie and Shane McMahon, respectively. We get a video package for Kofi Kingston before he comes out to the ring and addresses the WWE Universe in regards to his title match against Daniel Bryan at Fastlane. Kofi sits down to the table to sign the contract before he's interrupted by Mr McMahon, Vince saying that he admires what Kofi has done before saying that Kofi is replaced because he's not a big enough draw. Vince replaces Kofi with someone he says is more deserving and more qualified before introducing the returning Kevin Owens. Kevin then signs the contract while New Day protest before leaving and Kevin and Daniel stare at each other as we go to commercial.
-Kevin talks to Shane and Stephanie backstage before saying that he wants to team up with Kofi to take on Daniel and Rowan.
The Bar vs The Hardy Boyz
Jeff starts the match with Cesaro before Matt comes in and Cesaro rocks him with a right hand before tagging in Sheamus and the Hardys clear the ring as we go to commercial.
Cesaro is in control of Jeff as we return to the action before he takes out both members of The Bar with a Whisper in the Wind and tags Matt in. Matt hits Cesaro with forearms and smashes his face into multiple turnbuckles before hitting a Side Effect for a two count. Matt hits an elbow drop off of the top before Cesaro sends him into the ropes and Sheamus kicks him from the apron before Cesaro rolls him up for a near fall that Jeff breaks up. Jeff then hits a Twist of Fate to Cesaro before Matt hits one to Sheamus and Jeff hits a Swanton Bomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Hardys defeat The Bar via pinfall when Jeff pins Sheamus with a Swanton Bomb.
-We see Lana talking to Aleister Black and Ricochet before saying that they're just two guys before Ricochet tells her that Rusev can't crush what he can't catch and Aleister says that she fears the unknown. Aleister then says that Rusev and Shinsuke will fade to black before she leaves as we go to R-Truth and Carmella in the arena as we go to commercial as we're told he's going to issue an United States Championship open challenge.
-We get a video package for the latest inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019, The Honky Tonk Man.
-Andrade comes out to the ring before Rey Mysterio attacks him and the referee separates the two. Truth says that he doesn't know who to face before making it a triple threat match.
United States Championship Triple Threat Match
R-Truth (c) vs Andrade vs Rey Mysterio
Rey clears the ring before he goes for a baseball slide and Andrade dropkicks him in midair as we go to commercial.
Rey hits a springboard frankensteiner for a two count as we return to the action before Truth and Rey run into each other with a cross body. Andrade hits a running knee in the corner to Rey before Truth rocks him with right hands and drops him with a clothesline and a single leg dropkick. Truth hits a running splash in the corner before he hits a five knuckle shuffle for a two count and goes for an Attitude Adjust before Zelina distracts him and Andrade sends him out of the ring. Rey hits a seated senton before Andrade nearly knocks him out with a spinning back elbow for a near fall before Rey hits a double 619 and Truth rolls him up for the pin and the win.
Winner: R-Truth retains his United States Championship by defeating Rey Mysterio and Andrade when he rolls Rey up.