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New Day vs Randy Orton & The Revival
E drags Dash out of the ring and hits him with clubbing blows and splash on the apron for a quick two count before he and Xavier hit a wheelbarrow slam for another quick two count. Dash kicks the injured knee of Xavier and Scott comes in and exchanges chops with Xavier before Xavier drops him with a forearm for a quick one count. Kofi hits a diving ax handle before Randy comes in and chops the WWE champion and Kofi comes back with a missile dropkick off of the second rope. New Day triple team Randy and take out The Revival before Randy slides out of the ring when Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise as we go to commercial.
We return from the commercial to Randy and company in control, Randy isolating Xavier until he fights Scott off and sends him out of the ring and Dash sends Xavier out of the ring before Randy hits a back suplex onto the announce table as we go to commercial.
Kofi gets the tag as we return to the action in the ring, dropping all three of his opponents and countering an RKO into an SOS for a near fall that Scott breaks up before everyone hits a move outside and Randy grabs Kofi when he goes for a tope and hits a draping DDT. Randy then has The Revival grab Kofi before E sends Randy into the ring post and Xavier hits a diving elbow drop to Dash before Kofi hits Scott with Trouble in Paradise for the pin and the win.
Winner: New Day defeats The Revival and Randy Orton via pinfall when Kofi pins Scott with the Trouble in Paradise.
-Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman come out to the ring after the match and Kofi has E and Xavier leave the ring before Paul says that Brock is coming for the WWE Championship and is challenging Kofi at Smackdown! Live's FOX debut. Kofi then says that he is a fighting champion and that he accepts before he goes to shake hands with Brock and Brock F5's him before leaving as we go to commercial.
-Bayley and Sasha Banks are interviewed before Sasha's match before we get a video package for the feud between Roman Reigns and Rowan and the return of Harper at Clash of Champions Sunday night before Rowan is interviewed.
Ali vs Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn
Sami goes on a long diatribe before he says that he respects Ali and that he's inspiring, but he's never going to be a champion before he distracts Ali and Shinsuke hits him from behind. Shinsuke then Ali with a Kinshasa before they stand over Ali and Kevin Owens shows up in the WWE Universe as a fan before Shane is given a subpoena before he makes his way out to the ring as we go to commercial.
Winner: Match never started.