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-Miz TV starts the show with Miz introducing Team Hell No and saying that he knows that Daniel is upset about him defeating him last month in the gauntlet match before Daniel starts to punch Miz, but stops and says that he is going to be professional. Kane says that the Bludgeon Brothers may be undefeated, but they're not Team Hell No before Miz shows a video package that presents Kane in a negative light. Kane and Daniel says that they won't fall for Miz's schemes to turn them against each other. The Brothers then come out to the ring before SanitY show up and attack them out of nowhere. New Day then comes out and try to help Kane and Daniel, but SanitY takes them out. Bludgeon then leave as we go to commercial after seeing that SanitY helped them out.
AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Just before the match starts Rusev Day comes out to the ring and tries to distract AJ. AJ doesn't fall for it though and sends Shinsuke out of the ring as Rusev Day moves to ringside as we go to commercial.
AJ is in control as we come back until he goes for a springboard move and Shinsuke knocks him off of the top rope and down onto the floor. Shinsuke rolls AJ back into the ring for a quick two count before putting him in a half nelson before hitting a reverse suplex. Shinsuke hits his signature double running knees in the corner before Shinsuke hits a powerslam for a quick two count. AJ catches a kick, but Shinsuke spins and kicks him with his other foot for a quick two count as we head to break.
AJ hits a running forearm in the corner as we return before AJ goes for a Styles Clash, but Shinsuke counters twice and locks in a triangle choke. AJ rolls Shinsuke up for a near fall before Shinsuke goes for an exploder suplex, but AJ counters him and sends him out of the ring. AJ hits a springboard forearm to the outside before getting out of the way when Shinsuke goes for a Kinshasa. Rusev then attacks AJ for the disqualification before Jeff Hardy comes out to even up the odds. Jeff hits a double dropkick that sends Shinsuke and Rusev to the outside before Paige comes out and makes a tag match.
Winner: AJ Styles defeats Shinsuke Nakamura via disqualification.
Tag Team Match
Rusev drops AJ with a lariat as soon as the match starts before dropping him again with a knee. Rusev puts AJ in a bear hug before hitting a scoop slam and another bear hug as we go to a quick commercial.
AJ gets on Rusev's back and tries to choke him out before finally managing to tag Jeff in. Jeff hits a leg drop for a quick two count after taking out Shinsuke on the apron and hits Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Rusev knocks AJ off of the apron before he misses one Machka Kick, but misses, then lands it on the second attempt for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura defeat AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy via pinfall when Rusev hits Jeff with a Machka Kick.