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- The show starts off with The Miz in the ring with The Miztourage for a special edition of Miz TV, Miz shows off the WWE Intercontinental Title to everybody before welcoming everybody to the show. The Miz starts mocking Jason Jordan and calling him a loser as well, The Miz then brings out Roman Reigns. The Miz welcomes Reigns to the show while apologizing for the crowd’s hatred of him, The Miz then recaps the year Reigns has had. Reigns says he respects John Cena now and he doesn’t care what the fans think, Reigns says Cena held the fort down for 15 years and he respects him for that.
Reigns then talks about how proud he is for defeating Cena at WWE No Mercy, Reigns then says that he doesn’t understand why he is on Miz TV. The Miz talks about how he defended the WWE Intercontinental Title last night, Reigns says The Miz wouldn’t have won last night if it weren’t for The Miztourage. The Miz then says that Reigns rode the coattails of Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins for years before becoming a singles star, Reigns says The Shield would’ve destroyed The Miz and The Miztourage. Reigns then says that his new focus in WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, The Miz gets angry and brings up all of Reigns past failures.
The Miz then says he made the WWE Intercontinental Title important and he is the man to beat, Reigns then challenges The Miz to a match tonight. The Miz and The Miztourage leave the ringside area before WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle comes out, Angle then makes The Miz versus Roman Reigns for tonight and then he makes The Miztourage versus Matt Hardy & Jason Jordan as well.
The Miztourage (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas) vs. Jason Jordan & Matt Hardy w/Jeff Hardy
The match begins with Jordan slamming Dallas before attacking Axel as he tried entering the ring, Dallas catches Jordan with a few strikes before tagging Axel in. Jordan slams Axel before smashing him into the turnbuckles, Jordan then hits Axel with a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Hardy tags in and he double teams Axel with Jordan for a near fall, Hardy then cracks Axel with some elbow strikes and a leg drop. Hardy then works a headlock against Axel to slow things down, Hardy then cracks Axel with a tornado DDT. Dallas tries interfering and Jordan hits the ring to take care of him as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Axel holding Jordan in a chin lock.
Axel releases the hold to slam Jordan and then he tags Dallas in, Dallas attacks Jordan with knee drops before tagging Axel in. Dallas tags back in and he stomps away on a cornered Jordan, Axel tags in and he double teams Jordan with Dallas for a near fall. Axel reapplies the chin lock to a downed Jordan, Jordan escapes before sending a charging Axel out of the ring. Hardy tags in and he cleans house against the opposition, Hardy then cracks Dallas with a clothesline followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Hardy follows that up with a middle rope elbow strike followed by a neck breaker for another near fall, Dallas catches Hardy with a roll up before eating a side effect.
Axel hits the ring and he gets cornered with Dallas before Jordan takes them both out, Hardy nails Dallas with a Twist Of Fate for a three count.
Winners: Jason Jordan & Matt Hardy w/Jeff Hardy
- Highlights from the WWE Universal Title Match at WWE No Mercy air.
- Elias is in the ring and he wants to know who walks with Elias before playing a song, which gets interrupted by Apollo Crews.
Elias vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil
The match begins with Crews backing Elias into the corner before mocking him, Crews takes Elias down with a headlock. Elias gets up and Crews takes him back down with a headlock, Elias backs Crews into the ropes before landing a few strikes. Crews recovers by dropping a charging Elias with a drop kick followed by a flying clothesline, Crews places Elias on the ring apron before landing an enzaguri. Crews then takes out Elias with a suicide dive, Elias gets angry and he briefly attacks O’Neil before getting in the ring. Elias kicks Crews in the face before landing Drift Away for the three count.
After the match, Titus O’Neil hits the ring and he attacks Elias.
- Charly Caruso interviews Finn Balor, who thanks Bray Wyatt for doubting him as a man and for pushing him as far as he did. Balor hopes that Wyatt experiences some humility for all the people he has victimized in the past, Balor then says his goal is to become the WWE Universal Champion.
- Curt Hawkins is in the ring and he says tonight is a night everybody will remember forever, Hawkins then issues an open challenge and it is answered by Braun Strowman. Hawkins runs away through the crowd and Strowman finds him, Strowman then hits Hawkins with a choke slam through a table in the crowd. Strowman then tosses Hawkins onto the entrance ramp, Strowman then slams Hawkins through the titantron screen. Strowman returns to the ring and he grabs the microphone, Strowman says he isn’t leaving until he gets a real fight. Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring as we got to a commercial break.
Braun Strowman vs. Dean Ambrose
The match begins with Ambrose attacking Strowman with a few strikes, Strowman gets mad and just tosses Ambrose across the ring a few times. Strowman then focuses his attack on the injured arm of Ambrose, Strowman places Ambrose in the corner before nailing him with an avalanche. Strowman shows his power by lifting up Ambrose while holding him in a chin lock, Ambrose jumps on the back of Strowman and applies a sleeper hold. Strowman breaks free before nailing Ambrose with another avalanche in the corner, Strowman continues attacking Ambrose with a few strikes and headbutts.
Strowman tears away at the injured arm of Ambrose after a pin attempt, Ambrose escapes before kicking a charging Strowman in the face. Strowman then knocks Ambrose out of the ring with a shoulder block, Strowman goes out of the ring before tossing Ambrose into the barricade. Ambrose fights back by knocking Strowman into the ring post, Ambrose waits for Strowman to get back into the ring before mauling him with strikes. Ambrose then sends a charging Strowman out of the ring, Ambrose then catches Strowman with a DDT onto the arena floor.
Ambrose waits for Strowman to get back in the ring before catching him with a drop kick for a near fall, Ambrose starts attacking Strowman with clotheslines. Strowman misses a charge into the corner and he crashes into the ring post, Ambrose goes to the top rope and Strowman catches him as he leaps. Strowman nails Ambrose with a power slam for the three count.
Winner: Braun Strowman
- Raw GM Kurt Angle is talking to a referee backstage when Enzo Amore arrives, Angle congratulates Enzo on his win at WWE No Mercy. Enzo wants to have a championship celebration tonight, Angle wants to offer him advice and Enzo walks away.
- Alexa Bliss is shown walking backstage.
- Dean Ambrose is shown recovering in the locker room when Seth Rollins arrives, Rollins wants Ambrose to stop taking insane risks. Ambrose thinks that Rollins needs to become less predictable, Rollins says he wants to face Braun Strowman next week on WWE Raw.
- WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring, Bliss says she considers the WWE Universe her friend before telling them how disappointed she is in them. Bliss talks about how she defeated four women on her own at WWE No Mercy, Bliss says she didn’t get the recognition she deserves after her win. Bliss says the fans need to recognize that they are in front of the goddess, Bliss then claims she cleaned out the division and that brings out Mickie James.
James then says that Bliss didn’t clean out the division because she wasn’t in the match last night, Bliss says that James was one of her favorite wrestlers as a child. James says that Bliss refuses to face her or even look at her, Bliss says that only a few fans believe she still has it. Bliss says she respects James in ring skills and says she doesn’t want to see her break a hip, James talks about all of her accomplishments in the ring. James then mocks Bliss’ boob size before wanting her to trash talk to her face, Bliss then calls James an old lady. James gets angry and she knocks Bliss out of the ring with a kick to the head.
Seth Rollins vs. Sheamus
The match begins with Sheamus immediately attacking Rollins with a series of strikes, Sheamus misses a charge and he collides into the ring post. Sheamus falls to the arena floor and Rollins catches him with a suicide dive, Rollins brings Sheamus back into the ring and Sheamus nails him with an Irish Curse. Sheamus stomps away on a downed Rollins before catching him with a suplex, Sheamus then nails Rollins with a middle rope knee drop for a near fall. Sheamus follows that up by locking Rollins in the stretch muffler, Sheamus then hits Rollins with a sit out power bomb for a near fall.
Sheamus continues pressuring Rollins by locking him in the Texas cloverleaf, Sheamus releases the hold and Rollins knocks him out of the ring. Sheamus traps Rollins in the ropes before kicking him in the face for a near fall, Sheamus misses the Brogue Kick and he still gets to the top rope. Rollins catches a leaping Sheamus with a super kick followed by a knee strike for a three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
- Finn Balor is backstage and he runs into Goldust, Goldust talks about his history with Bray Wyatt before accusing Balor of taking shots at him. Goldust says that he never needed Balor’s help because he can do it all himself, Balor apologizes and Goldust attacks him after they pound fists.
- Highlights from the Roman Reigns/John Cena match at WWE No Mercy air.
The Miz (WWE Intercontinental Champion) w/The Miztourage vs. Roman Reigns
The match begins with the competitors shaking hands before Reigns nails Miz with a punch that knocks him out of the ring, Reigns goes out of the ring and he chases Miz back in. Reigns then locks Miz in a headlock before dropping him with a shoulder tackle, Dallas attacks Reigns while the referee was distracted. Miz kicks Reigns a few times in the face for a near fall, Miz cracks Reigns with a few elbow strikes before applying the chin lock. Reigns escapes and he drops Miz with a single punch, Miz recovers and he throws Reigns out of the ring so The Miztourage can attack him. Miz gets a near fall on Reigns when he gets back into the ring, Miz then catches Reigns with a running drop kick in the corner.
Reigns catches a charging Miz and nails him with a Samoan drop for a near fall, Reigns then drops Miz with a series of clotheslines. Reigns traps Miz in the corner before nailing him with clothesline strikes, Reigns then drops Miz with a boot to the face. The Miztourage distracts Reigns and Miz catches him with a clothesline in the corner, Miz then hits Reigns with It Kicks. Reigns recovers and he nails Miz with a superman punch, Reigns then lays out The Miztourage with superman punches. Miz gets out of the ring and Reigns follows him out there, Reigns again takes out The Miztourage with a drive by. Miz catches Reigns with a DDT in the ring for a near fall, Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale and Reigns breaks free to land a spear for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Roman Reigns is attacked by The Miztourage, Reigns fights back and he nails The Miz with a superman punch. The Miztourage return and they attack Reigns with some steel chairs, The Miz then hits Reigns with a Skull Crushing Finale. The Miz then nails Reigns with another Skull Crushing Finale onto a steel chair, Reigns is then hit with some more chair shots.
- Finn Balor is shown walking backstage.
Finn Balor vs. Goldust
The match begins with Balor and Goldust immediately exchanging blows, Balor knocks Goldust out of the ring before nailing him with a drop kick that knocks him into the barricade. Balor then grabs Goldust and throws him into the barricade, Goldust gets back in the ring and he throws Balor into the ring post to the arena floor afterward. Goldust then drops Balor on the barricade a few times as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Goldust holding Balor in a bear hug. Balor fights back and he attacks Goldust with a few chops, Goldust nails a charging Balor in the midsection before landing a spine buster for a near fall.
Goldust falls to his knees before mauling Balor with some strikes, Goldust goes for the Curtain Call and Balor counters with a pele kick. Balor drops Goldust and he stomps away on him while using the ropes, Balor then hits Goldust with a sling blade followed by a shotgun drop kick. Balor nails Goldust with the top rope double stomp for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, the arena goes dark while some sings “he’s got the whole wide world in his hands.”
- Highlights from the WWE Raw Women’s Title Match at WWE No Mercy air next.
- Bayles is stretching backstage when Sasha Banks arrives, they talk about their actions against each other at WWE No Mercy. Banks says she is over everything and they need to focus on their opponents tonight, Bayley promises to get revenge for Nia Jax injuring her shoulder.
- Kurt Angle runs into Enzo Amore backstage, Enzo says he needs Angle’s help tonight and Enzo wants a no contact clause for tonight and Angle agrees.
Nia Jax & Emma vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley
The match begins with Bayley attacking Jax with a series of kicks to the midsection, Jax quickly traps Bayley in the corner before nailing her with an avalanche. Banks tries interfering and Jax knocks her to the arena floor, Jax then tosses Bayley into Banks as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Emma working over Bayley, Bayley tries fighting back and Emma drops her with a clothesline for a near fall. Jax tags in and she just stomps away on a downed Bayley, Jax continues wrenching away on the injured shoulder of Bayley.
Jax then crushes the injured shoulder of Bayley by nailing her with a leg drop, Emma tags in and she kicks away at Bayley in the corner. Bayley eventually drops Emma with a boot to the face, Bayley shoves Emma into Jax before tagging banks in. Banks gets in the ring and she nails Emma with a head scissors takedown followed by a double knee strike for a near fall, Jax and Bayley take their battle to the arena floor. Banks takes out Jax with a dive from the ring apron, Bayley then shoves Jax into the ring post to take her out. Bayley tags in as Banks hits Emma with a knee strike, Bayley hits Emma with Bayley To Belly for the three count.
Winners: Sasha Banks & Bayley
- Enzo Amore is talking to himself backstage about his party.
- Enzo Amore makes his way to the ring while doing his usual shtick on the microphone, Enzo says his dream has become a reality with winning the WWE Cruiserweight Title. Enzo talks about the obstacles he has faced in the last few months, Enzo reveals a Certified G jersey that has been framed. Enzo then claims that 205 Live has been made relevant by him, all the cruiserweights make their way to the ring to interrupt Enzo’s speech. Enzo starts taking shots at the cruiserweights on the stage, Neville eventually makes his way to the stage as well. Enzo also starts taking some shots at the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville gets a microphone and he talks about how Enzo alienates people.
Neville say Enzo is on 205 Live because nobody else in the WWE wants him, Neville says Enzo has made a joke out of 205 Live and the WWE Cruiserweight Title. Neville promises to end Enzo and he jumps in the ring, Enzo reminds Neville of the no contact clause that Kurt Angle signed. Enzo says that he is a star and that’s why the cruiserweight division is out here now, Neville attacks Enzo and he throws him into the jersey case. Neville then drags Enzo outside of the ring and he tosses him into the barricade a few times, Enzo tries escaping and the 205 Live roster stops him. Neville stuffs the contract in Enzo’s mouth before nailing him with a super kick, Neville then hits Enzo with a Red Arrow.