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-New Day come out to the ring to start the show, Xavier hyping Kofi's title defense against Dolph Ziggler at Stomping Grounds this Sunday before talking about his match against Dolph later tonight. Dolph comes out onto the ramp and says that Kofi doesn't deserve to be WWE champion and that he'd be nothing without New Day.
Dolph Ziggler vs Xavier Woods
The two quickly go for pins for a series of quick two counts before Xavier hits a drop toe hold that sends Dolph into the middle rope and dropkicks him. Dolph hits a neckbreaker for a quick two count and rocks Xavier with a boot before he comes back with a clothesline and Kevin and Sami attack Kofi and Big-E at ringside. Xavier then hits a diving cross body to the outside before Dolph hits a DDT for a near fall as we go to commercial.
Xavier then drops Dolph with a rolling forearm and hits a wrecking ball dropkick before Dolph hits the Zigzag for a near fall and superkicks Xavier for the pin and the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler defeats Xavier Woods via pinfall with a superkick.
-Alexa Bliss comes out onto the stage for A Moment of Bliss and introduces her guest, the Smackdown Women's champion Bayley who is also her opponent this Sunday at Stomping Grounds. The two go back and forth while Nikki Cross looks on and Bayley attacks Alexa before Nikki pulls her off and Bayley argues with Nikki before Alexa attacks her from behind.
Heavy Machinery vs The B Team
B double up on Tucker to start the match, Curtis hitting a DDT for a quick two count before Otis gets the tag and hits a spinning powerslam to Bo and clotheslines Curtis over the top rope. Otis then hits a double running splash in the corner and does the work before hitting a jumping elbow drop and he and Tucker hit the Compactor for the pin and the win.
Winner: Heavy Machinery defeat The B Team via pinfall with the Compactor.
-After the match RAW champion Seth Rollins attacks the B Team with a chair.
-Shane McMahon, Elias and Drew McIntyre come out to the ring and we get a recap of RAW last night before The Miz comes out onto the stage and he exchanges words with Shane.
Elimination Tag Team Match
The Miz & R-Truth vs Elias & Drew McIntyre
Elias and Miz get things started before Truth and Miz hit a double arm drag and Truth a jumping leg drop before dropping Elias with a single leg dropkick. Drew comes in and drives Truth back into the corner before Elias chokes him when Drew distracts the referee for a quick two count. Truth elbows Elias in his taped ribs and sends him over the top rope and down onto the floor. Shane pulls Miz from the apron and Elias hits a running clothesline in the corner for the pin and the first elimination. Miz then looks around after Truth has been ran off by several other people trying to get the 24/7 Championship as we go to commercial.
Elias gets caught in midair with a kick before Miz hits several running knee and a clothesline in the corner before hitting a DDT for a near fall. Drew headbutts Miz from ringside and tags himself in before hitting the Claymore Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Elias & Drew McIntyre defeat The Miz and R-Truth by eliminating them via pinfall.
-We get an extended segment of the Firefly Fun House where we see more of Bray in the mask than ever before, seemingly setting up for his in-ring return.
2 out of 3 Falls Tag Team Match
Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Kofi immediately hits Sami with Trouble in Paradise for the first fall, Seth knocking Kevin off of the apron to stop him from breaking up the pin as we go to commercial.
Seth is in control of Seth as we come back to the action before Kevin knocks Kofi off of the apron and DDTs Seth for a series of two counts. Sami comes in and puts Seth in a rear chin lock that he breaks out of and sets him up top before Seth hits a diving blockbuster. Kofi gets the tag and knocks Kevin from the apron before hitting the boom drop to Sami and Sami hits a blue thunderbomb for a near fall. Seth then hits dual suicide dives and a springboard clothesline before Seth hits an enzuigiri into a curb stomp for the pin and the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston defeat Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn via pinfall when they get two falls in a row.