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-We open the show with the Fabulous Truth and Truth TV before Truth introduces his guest Daniel Bryan. Daniel talks about his feud with The Miz and his return to in-ring action and his goal to becoming WWE champion. The Miz comes out and talks about how he plans to defeat Daniel at the Superstar Showdown in two weeks. Truth then bans Miz from Truth TV before Paige says that he has to win the show back and beat Truth in a match as we go to commercial.
The Miz vs Ｒ-Truth
Truth drops Miz with a shoulder block before rolling him up for a quick two count. Truth dropkicks Miz out of the ring before Miz drops Truth throat first across the top rope, but Truth hits an arm drag as soon as Miz gets back in the ring. Truth chases Miz around ringside before Truth sends him into the barricade and the apron before rolling him back into the ring. Truth gets a near fall off of a roll up before Miz hits a DDT for one of his own and hits a kitchen sink as we go to commercial.
Truth is nearly counted out as we come back to the action before hitting several clotheslines and an ax kick into a stunner for a near fall. Truth hits a scissor kick for a near fall before Miz pokes Truth in the eyes and hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz then mocks Daniel and hits a running knee like Daniel uses for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Miz defeats Ｒ-Truth via pinfall with a running knee strike.
Sheamus vs Big-E
Sheamus beats E down to start the match before E hits a splash onto the apron as we go to commercial.
E hits a series of suplexes into uranage for a quick two count before he goes for a jumping splash and Sheamus gets his knees up. Sheamus hits a scoop slam for a near fall before E hits a powerbomb for a near fall of his own. Sheamus then counters the Big Ending into the Brogue Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sheamus defeats Big-E via pinfall with the Brogue Kick.
-Lana and Rusev come out to the ring and Rusev talks about what Aiden did to him last week and demands a response. Aiden says that he cared about Rusev and helped him with his career before proclaiming that Lana is the problem and the cause of Rusev's plummeting career. Aiden then implies that he had an affair with Lana before leaving.
Naomi & Asuka vs Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose
The match starts during the commercial as we come back to Asuka hitting a release German suplex and tagging in Naomi before Mandy comes in and drops her with a boot. Sonya comes back in and hits a sliding knee for a near fall that Asuka breaks up before Naomi hits a springboard enzuigiri and she and Asuka hit a double roundhouse kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Asuka & Naomi defeat Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville via pinfall when Asuka pins Sonya with a roundhouse kick.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Tye Dillinger
Tye drops Shinsuke with a clothesline before mocking Shinsuke and Shinsuke drops him with a kick to the back of the neck, Shinsuke hitting a running knee in the corner. Tye drops Shinsuke with a superkick before hitting a splash off of the top for a quick two count and several punches in the corner. Randy Orton then shows up and knocks Tye from the top rope for the disqualification.
Winner: Tye Dillinger defeats Shinsuke Nakamura via disqualification when Randy Orton attacks Tye.
Becky Lynch vs Lana
Lana is in control early, attacking Becky and beating on her in the corner before hitting a bulldog for a quick two count. Lana goes out after Becky who sends her into the announce table and rolls her back into the ring. Lana gets a near fall off of a small package and drops Becky with a kick for another near fall before Becky hits a reverse explorer suplex. Becky then locks in the Disarmer for the pin and the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch defeats Lana via submission with the Disarmer.
-After the match Aiden is interviewed backstage where he says he'll show evidence next week.
-AJ Styles and Samoa Joe come out for the contract signing for their Last Man/No Disqualification match at the Super Showdown in two weeks in Australia. AJ talks about the match as Joe talks via a phone outside of what appears to be AJ's house. Joe then rings the doorbell to AJ's house as we go off the air.