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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.
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