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Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jeff Hardy
Shinsuke rolls out of the ring almost immediately, seemingly playing mind games with Jeff before he gets back in and Jeff hits a jawbreaker, Shinsuke rolling out of the ring before Jeff hits a diving cross body off of the ring steps as we go to commercial.
Shinsuke is in control of Jeff in the ring as we come back to the action before Jeff comes back with right hands and smashes Shinsuke's face into several of the top turnbuckles. Shinsuke drops Jeff with a flurry of elbows and knees before applying a cravat and nearly choking Jeff out before Jeff fights out of it. Shinsuke drops Jeff back down to the mat with knees before kneeing his ribs and the side of his head. Shinsuke drops Jeff with a wheel kick before Jeff catches him coming in and hits a sling blade before countering a Kinshasa into Whisper in the Wind. Shinsuke then catches Jeff on the top turnbuckle and hits him with a running knee attack in the corner before launching him off of the apron and into the barricade as we go to commercial once more.
Shinsuke is in control when we return to the action, hitting a basement dropkick before Jeff counters a Kinshasa into a roll up for a two count, then Jeff hits a Twist of Fate stunner before Randy shows up and knocks him off of the top turnbuckle and into the top rope for the disqualification.
Winner: Jeff Hardy defeats Shinsuke Nakamura via disqualification when Randy Orton interferes.
-After the match Randy attacks Jeff before assaulting him with a chair until they counter each other's finishers and Jeff hits Randy with the chair before hitting a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb before Randy leaves as we go to commercial.
-We get a video of AJ Styles cutting a promo in an empty arena from earlier today.
Charlotte vs Sonya Deville
They start the match off by grappling until Sonya hits a neckbreaker and kicks in the corner, Sonya following up with a sliding knee for a quick two count before Charlotte rolls her up for a quick two count of her own. Charlotte hits a knee drop to the back of the neck of Sonya before Sonya rolls out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Sonya has Charlotte in an abdominal stretch before Charlotte hits a back suplex and the two exchange forearms and and chops. Charlotte hits a backbreaker into a uranage and goes for a moonsault, but Sonya gets her knees up and hits a spine buster for a quick two count. Sonya knees Charlotte in the gut repeatedly before locking in an armbar that she powers out of and hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Charlotte then locks in the Figure Eight for the tap and the win.
Winner: Charlotte defeats Sonya Deville via submission with the Figure Eight.
-After the match Charlotte starts to leave before she takes a picture with a fan and Becky Lynch attacks her before leaving.
-Samoa Joe cuts a promo where he reads a fake bed time story about AJ Styles.
Rusev Day vs The Bar
Rusev starts off with Sheamus before he gets distracted by Cesaro and dropped for a quick two count before Cesaro comes in and hits a scoop slam while playing to the crowd. The Bar do fluid tags while picking Rusev apart until Aiden gets the tag and hits a diving cross body into a spinning neckbreaker. Rusev Day clear the ring before Aiden hits a tope to the outside before rolling Sheamus back into the ring for a quick two count. The Bar then come back and double team Aiden as we head to break.
Aiden sends Sheamus shoulder first into the post before Rusev comes in and hits a wheel kick before hitting a Machka Kick for a near fall. Rusev locks in the Accolade before Sheamus breaks it up and The Bar hits a double DDT for a near fall. Sheamus then hits a brogue kick on Aiden before Rusev hits him with the Machka Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rusev Day defeat The Bar via pinfall when Rusev pins Sheamus with a Machka Kick.
Andrade Almas vs Ｒ-Truth
Almas chops Truth and rocks him with right hands as soon as the bell rings, then Truth hits a huricanrrana before they take turns doing back flips and Almas hits a back flip kick. Truth counters a suplex into a sit-out face buster into a dropkick before hitting a running splash in the corner. Almas then counters an ax kick before rolling Truth up for the pin and the win when Truth gets distracted by Carmella and Zelina.
Winner: Andrade Almas defeats R -Truth via pinfall with a roll up.
Brie Bella vs Maryse
Maryse mocks Brie and repeatedly ducks out of the ring when Brie goes after her before Brie calls her a coward and Maryse and The Miz leave. Brie grabs Maryse and drags her back into the ring before Maryse gets a near fall off of a superkick when Brie is distracted by Bryan going after Miz after Miz jumps up on the apron. The Miz then drags Brie out of the ring when Brie puts Maryse in a submission for the disqualification.
Winner: Brie Bella defeats Maryse via disqualification due to interference by The Miz.
-After the match Daniel accidentally crashes into Brie before everyone brawls in the ring until Brie punches Miz and she and Bryan clear the ring as we go off the air.