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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.
-Shane McMahon and The Revival come out to the ring before Shane shows a video of his attacking Roman last night before talking about their match at Super Showdown. Roman comes out to the ring after taking out The Revival before he's taken out by Drew McIntyre out of nowhere at ringside. Drew then tosses Roman into the ring and Shane spears him before they leave as we go to commercial.
Smackdown Women's Championship Number One Contender Triple Threat Match
Charlotte vs Alexa Bliss vs Carmella
Charlotte tosses Alexa out of the ring before Alexa rushes in and knees Carmella out of the ring before hitting a code red for an early near fall that Carmella breaks up. Carmella locks in the Code of Silence before Charlotte counters and Alexa drops Carmella with a right hand before Charlotte drops Alexa with a boot. Carmella superkicks Charlotte before Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville make their way down to ringside, Alexa sending Carmella into the barricade before Charlotte chops her. Charlotte stalks Alexa around ringside before she tosses her back into the ring and Alexa hits a low dropkick for a two count as we go to commercial.
We return to Carmella in control, hitting Charlotte with a frankensteiner for a near fall before hitting Alexa with a bronco buster, Charlotte coming back with a clothesline before locking in the Figure Eight. Alexa breaks it up with Twisted Bliss for a near fall that Carmella breaks up and Charlotte hits the Natural Selection for another near fall. Charlotte sends Carmella out of the ring before Alexa the gets a near fall off of a roll up and Carmella superkicks Charlotte. Mandy and Sonya then distract Carmella before Alexa DDTs Charlotte for the pin and the win.
-Lars Sullivan is interviewed in the ring about his match against the Lucha House Party.
Andrade vs Apollo Crews
Andrade immediately takes Apollo out with a hammer lock DDT before he's attacked by Finn Bálor.
Winner: No Contest due to interference by Finn Bálor.
-Andrade then DDTs Finn after the match before leaving.
-We get a video recapping The Undertaker talking about his match against Goldberg at the Super Showdown this Friday.
-Goldberg comes out to the ring and talks about his dream match against The Undertaker and says that he guarantees that The Undertaker will get the Goldberg he was in WCW. We then go off the air with The Undertaker appearing in the ring and the two going face to face before he disappears.