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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.
-Shane makes his way out to the ring with security in tow before he gets into the ring and welcomes Kevin into the ring with security surrounding Shane before Shane says that he had been given a wrongful termination lawsuit. Shane says that if Kevin won he'd win twenty five million dollars and that his case is weak before Kevin says that he has a strong case and that he was referee last week in Shane's match and he laid his hands on official, which is exactly what Shane fined him for. Kevin says that Shane fired him for insubordination and that he wasn't insubordinate and that he did exactly what Shane wanted him to do and that he tapped out to Chad Gable last week. Kevin says that he couldn't let Shane do what he did without repercussions and that he's going to hurt Shane's wallet and his pride and that he has a case and Shane knows it before saying that when he wins he can return to the ring and say that he's fired before he leaves through the crowd as we go to commercial.
-We see Ric Flair with his daughter Charlotte in the locker room before we hey a subtitled promo by the Authors of Pain.
-Rapper Offset introduces Charlotte and hugs her at ringside before leaving, Charlotte getting into the ring for her match against Sasha Banks.
Charlotte vs Sasha Banks
Charlotte rushes Sasha and stomps her in the corner before hitting a suplex and posing before sending Sasha out of the ring while Bayley checks on her before Bayley distracts her and Sasha sends Charlotte into the ring post as we go to commercial.
Charlotte rocks Sasha with a boot and drops her with chops before hitting a fall away slam and starts focusing on Sasha's leg to set up the Figure Eight. Charlotte hits a spinning neckbreaker for a two count before she counters a huricanrrana into a lion tamer, Sasha countering into a roll up for a near fall before Charlotte boots her off of the apron and down onto the floor. Charlotte hits a moonsault and takes out both Sasha and Bayley before playing to the crowd and rolling Sasha back into the ring before Bayley grabs her foot and Sasha rolls her up for a near fall. Charlotte then applies the Figure Eight before Bayley runs in and kicks Charlotte to break the hole for the disqualification.
Winner:Charlotte defeats Sasha Banks via disqualification when Bayley interferes.
-After the match Bayley and Sasha attack Charlotte before she's saved by Carmella and they clear the ring as we go to commercial.
-Baron Corbin comes out to the ring for his coronation as the 2019 King of the Ring after he defeated Chad Gable to win the tournament. Corbin has Chad come out to the ring while making short jokes before Chad spears him into his throne and beats on him before sending him out of the ring, setting up a match between the two at Hell in a Cell.
Heavy Machinery vs The B Team
Tucker and Curtis kick off the match with Tucker taking him down to the mat repeatedly before Curtis drives Tucker into the corner and he and Bo chaining together tags and offense before Tucker drops Curtis with a clothesline. Otis comes in and hits a running splash to Curtis and a spinning powerslam to Bo before he hits a fall away slam into a running splash and does the caterpillar. Heavy Machinery then hit The Compactor to Bo for the pin and the win.
Winner: Heavy Machinery defeat The B Team via pinfall with The Compactor.
-Daniel Bryan comes out to the ring and talks about Rowan's betrayal and how the fans who chant for him now accused him of attacking Roman before saying that he has never lied to the WWE Universe before he's interrupted by Rowan. Daniel says that nothing Rowan can do can hurt him as bad as betraying him before Harper shows up and they attack Daniel. Rowan and Harper then take out Roman Reigns when he tries to help Daniel, seemingly setting up a tag match between the four at Hell in a Cell as we go off the air.