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-RAW Wildcard The Miz comes out to the ring for Miz TV and says that he must follow a script before introducing his guests Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon. Drew Shane and Elias come down to the ring as we get a recap of Shane's match with Roman Reigns at the Super Showdown. Elias plays guitar and Shane talks about the his match against Roman before Drew talks about his upcoming match at Stomping Grounds against Roman. Shane says that Miz can face him again if he can beat Elias and Drew, essentially having to running the gauntlet tonight as we go to commercial.
Elias vs The Miz
We return from the break to the match already in progress with Elias in control, Elias hitting a variation The Undertaker's old school for a quick two count. Miz comes back with punches and kicks before hitting running knees in the corner, Elias running out of the corner and dropping Miz with a high knee for a two count. Miz counters Drift Away before Elias hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall and misses a diving elbow drop. Miz then hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Miz defeats Elias via pinfall with the Skull Crushing Finale.
The Miz vs Drew McIntyre
The match begins immediately after Miz beats Elias and we go back to commercial before we return to Drew in control. Drew drops Miz with a knife edge chop before Miz catches him coming in and sends him into the ring post and out of the ring before Miz hits a baseball slide. Miz tosses Drew back into the ring and stumbles when he goes for a springboard move and hits a DDT before Shane distracts him on the apron. Drew then hits the Claymore Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre defeats The Miz via pinfall with the Claymore Kick.
Shane McMahon vs The Miz
Shane decides to give Miz his match before he beats Miz down and Miz fights back before Shane submits Miz with a triangle choke.
Winner: Shane McMahon defeats The Miz via submission with a triangle choke.
-Daniel and Rowan go to face a local team before they're interrupted by Heavy Machinery and give them the match instead.
Heavy Machinery vs Local Talent
Tucker immediately takes out one of their opponents and sends him out of the ring before they hit the Compactor on the other fellow for the pin and the win.
Winner: Heavy Machinery defeat two local performers via pinfall with the Compactor.
-We go backstage to Carmella and R-Truth talks where Truth talks about his 24/7 championship ruining his life. Carmella then accidentally traps him in a box before she has to leave for her match against Sonya Deville.
Carmella vs Sonya Deville
Carmella sends Sonya into the corner before Sonya comes back with kicks and drops her for a quick two count before choking her in the ropes. Sonya hits a snapmare and goes for a choke before hitting a shining wizard for a two count. Carmella locks in the Code of Silence before Mandy puts Sonya's foot on the rope for the break, Carmella goes after Mandy before Sonya intercepts her. Carmella then sends Sonya out of the ring and hits a suicide dive before she superkicks Mandy at ringside and Sonya drops her with a bicycle knee once she gets back into the ring for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sonya Deville defeats Carmella via pinfall with a bicycle knee.
Bayley vs Nikki Cross
Bayley backs Nikki in the corner before Nikki tackles her and Bayley dropkicks her out of the ring and hits a running dropkick through the ropes. Nikki traps Bayley in the skirt of the apron and beats on her before rolling her back into the ring and hitting a reverse DDT for a two count as we go to commercial.
We return from the break to Nikki in control, having Bayley in the tree of woe before Bayley hits a running kick in the corner and a rolling splash for a two count. Bayley then hits a Saito suplex and a diving elbow drop for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bayley defeats Nikki Cross via pinfall with a diving elbow drop.
-We go backstage where R-Truth is accidentally being transported to Los Angeles in the container.
New Day vs Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Dolph and Xavier start the match off by grappling and Dolph wrings the arm of Xavier before tagging Sami in. Xavier comes back with a dropkick and New Day do the unicorn stampede before Dolph clotheslines Kofi at ringside and tosses him back into the ring. Kofi fights out of a rear chin lock and Dolph dropkicks him out of the ring before Kevin hits a running senton as we go to commercial.
Kevin clotheslines Kofi and mocks Big-E on the apron before Kofi comes back with a missile dropkick and tags in Xavier as Sami gets the tag on the opposite side. Xavier drops Sami with a rolling forearm and hits a wrecking ball dropkick before Dolph trips him on the top turnbuckle when Kevin distracts the referee. Kevin infuriates Big-E who gets in the ring and has to be sent back out by the referee before Dolph chokes Xavier in the ropes and Sami kicks him from the apron. Xavier gets free of a choke and counters a scoop slam into a roll up for a two count, Dolph grape vining his legs and dragging him to his corner so he can tag Sami in. Kevin then comes in and hits a moonsault for a near fall before Big-E and Dolph get the tag on their respective side and Big-E hits a splash. Sami then gets the blind tag before Dolph accidentally superkicks Sami and Xavier and Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise to Sami for the pin and the win.
Winner: New Day defeat Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler via pinfall when Kofi pins Sami with the Trouble in Paradise.