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-Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella are interviewed by Renee in the ring to start the show as a highlight package of Daniel's match with Andrade Almas and the subsequent attack by The Miz and Maryse on the couple last week is shown. We then see a clip of where The Miz and Maryse were calling them out earlier today in an empty arena. Andrade and Zelina then come out onto the ramp and they set up a rematch between Daniel and Almas as we go to commercial.
Daniel Bryan vs Andrade Almas
They start the match off by grappling until Almas drops Bryan with a shoulder block before dropping Bryan with a discus elbow for a quick two count. Almas applies an armbar in the ropes before sending Daniel off of the apron and into the barricade, Almas sending Daniel into the apron before rolling him back into the ring for a quick two count. Daniel sidesteps Almas and he goes flying over the top turnbuckle before Daniel goes for a move off of the apron, but Almas catches him in midair with a dropkick. Bryan then goes for a tope to the outside and crashes onto the ground as we go to commercial.
We return to the action to Almas in control until Bryan crotches Almas on the top turnbuckle and ties him in the tree of woe before hitting several running dropkicks. Almas hits a standing moonsault for a quick two count before the two exchange kicks until Almas sends Daniel head first into the bottom turnbuckle and hitting a running knee attack in the corner. Daniel then counters a hammer lock DDT into a variation of a shining wizard for the pin and the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan defeats Andrade Almas via pinfall with a shining wizard.
-We get an interview with Charlotte and Becky via satellite where they go back and forth and Charlotte talks about how Becky turned on her.
Naomi vs Peyton Royce
Naomi rocks Peyton with a right hand as soon as the match starts before the referee makes her back away only for Peyton to hit her from behind. Naomi then takes out Billie at ringside before hitting a sunset flip to Peyton for the pin and the win.
Winner: Naomi defeats Peyton Royce via pinfall with a sunset flip.
-After the match The Iconics attack Naomi before Asuka saves her and sends them to the back.
-Samoa Joe comes out to the ring and mocks AJ Styles for the third week in a row before saying that he's going to become WWE champion at Hell in a Cell. AJ shows up on the big screen before his music hits and he comes out onto the ramp before getting into the ring. The two then brawl out of the ring before Joe sends AJ into the steps and AJ hits a flying forearm off of the top of the steps and nearly hits Joe with a chair before he rolls out of the way and several officials come down to stop him; AJ just deciding to hit a springboard move to the outside onto everyone before he's sent to the back as we go to commercial.
Triple Threat Tag Team Match
The match begins during the break before we come back to the action to Rusev Day double teaming Jimmy Uso before The Usos double up on Aiden for a quick two count. Dain comes in and hits a backbreaker to Jey and hits a fisherman's suplex for a quick two count before Jey comes back with a series of strikes. Dain dropkicks Jey out of the ring before Eric hits a move off of the apron and onto Jey on the floor as we go to commercial.
Jimmy gets the tag as we return to the action just as Eric does and Eric sends him throat first into the ropes after Rusev gets the blind tag. Rusev drops Eric before sending Wolfe off of the apron. Jimmy gets the blind tag on Rusev and hits a splash for a near fall that Aiden breaks up before everyone hits a move and Eric gets a near fall off of a roll up with the ropes. Rusev then hits the Machka Kick to Eric after Aiden breaks the pin attempt for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rusev Day defeats SAnitY and The Usos via pinfall when Rusev pins Eric with the Machka Kick.
The Miz vs Ｒ-Truth
Truth drops Miz and hits a jumping leg drop before hitting Miz in the corner and hitting a spine buster before beating on Miz in mount. Miz comes back with a kitchen sink before putting Truth in a side headlock that he fights out of before Miz hits a backbreaker into a neckbreaker for a quick two count. Miz kicks Truth in the corner before hitting a running dropkick and a running clothesline into a double ax handle off of the top. Miz hits more Miz Kicks before Truth rolls him up for a near fall and drops Miz with clotheslines before hitting a spinning cross body. Miz counters an ax kick into a snap DDT for a near fall before Truth hits a leg lariat and Truth rolls him up for another near fall. Miz then gets distracted by Daniel and Truth rolls through the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin and the win.
Winner: Ｒ-Truth defeats The Miz via pinfall with a sunset flip.
-Immediately after the match Daniel and Brie attack Miz and Maryse before Almas and Zelina save them. The show then goes off the air with Daniel and Brie having double submissions on Almas and Vega.