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-WWE champion Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods come out to the ring to kick off the show before we get a video package for Kofi in Ghana, Africa. Kofi talks about meeting with his family and fans before he's interrupted by Dolph Ziggler who says it is about him and not Kofi before we get a video package for Dolph's career. Dolph says that he gave everything to WWE and that Kofi got everything he should have, from the admiration of the fans, to the WWE Championship and a Wrestlemania moment. Kofi shows the video of Dolph vacating the United States Championship and leaving, effectively walking out on the company and the WWE Universe. Kofi calls Dolph a quitter and that he never quit before saying that as long as he is champion it will never be Dolph. Dolph then says that it will be him before Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come out to the ring as we go to commercial.
New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Sami and Xavier start the match off by exchanging wrist locks and Kofi gets the tag and Sami stumbles back and tags in Kevin as Dolph looks on from a monitor backstage. Kofi takes Kevin down and hits him with right hands before Kevin catches him with a boot and stomps him down in the corner. Kofi comes back with a dropkick off of the second rope and Sami comes in before New Day hit the Unicorn Stampede in the corner and Xavier hits a running dropkick in the corner for quick two count. Kevin then sends Xavier into the barricade and a senton for a two count before he clotheslines Xavier and hits another senton as we go to commercial.
Kevin is in control of Xavier as we come back to the action until Xavier hits a missile dropkick and tags in Kofi as Sami gets the tag and hits Trouble in Paradise for the pin and the win.
Winner: New Day defeat Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens via pinfall when Kofi pins Sami with the Trouble in Paradise.
-Dolph Ziggler attacks Kofi from behind after the match before leaving and Shane McMahon shows up on the screen before we get highlights of him and Roman last night on RAW before saying that he's going to call him out.
24/7 Championship Lumberjack Match
R-Truth (c) vs Elias
Elias immediately dumps Truth out of the ring before everyone at ringside attack him and toss him back into the ring before dropping Truth with a high knee for the pin and the win.
Winner: Elias defeats R-Truth via pinfall to become the new 24/7 champion.
24/7 Championship Match
Elias (c) vs R-Truth
They go underneath the ring and the referee counts the pin before Truth reemerges as champion.
Winner: R-Truth defeats Elias via pinfall to become the new 24/7 champion.
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