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Apollo Crews defeated Andrade to retain the United States Championship (Spinning Powerbomb)
With a little help from Kevin Owens, Crews was able to put away Andrade. Owens took care of Angel Garza, leaving it to be a more fair match for Crews.
We began the main show with a video featuring Randy Orton and Edge. After the opening video, it is time for the Women’s Tag Team Championships to be defended.
Bayley and Sasha Banks were interviewed before they made their entrance. Kayla Braxton asked Bayley Dos Straps if they happened to lose tonight, would that mean the end of her friendship with Sasha Banks. Banks tookover the question and said they are unstoppable and will always be friends. Bayley told Kayla that she saw what she was trying to do and it wouldn’t work.
Bayley and Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, and the IIconics via Pinfall (Rollup)
Seems the friendship between Sasha Banks and Bayley is just fine…for now. In this triple threat, the rules were each team had a representative and could only tag their partner. It was a bit chaotic, just when it seemed like Alexa Bliss had the match won, Banks broke up the pin. She rolled Bliss up for the victory and the celebration began!
Sheamus defeated Jeff Hardy via Pinfall (Brogue Kick)
Jeff Hardy’s path to redemption is once again is blocked by the Celtic Warrior. From the get go, Sheamus had this match under his complete control. Hardy didn’t have many opportunities at offense, but when he did he made it count. Unfortunately for Hardy, it just wasn’t enough.
After the match we head backstage where Miz and Morrison were told that whoever pins Braun Strowman tonight, if they can, we be crowned the new Universal Champion. They’re plan of being co-champions out the window.
Then Mandy Rose and Otis came up to the tag team. Otis said that if either of them win, he may just cash in. Rose made his point even more clear for Miz and Morrison, if either of them become champion, it won’t be for very long.
We got a video recap of the feud between Asuka and Nia Jax.
Asuka versus Nia Jax ended in a Double Countout
If the match had stayed in the ring, who knows how this match would have gone. Both women seemed to bring it, but once they went outside the ring it was chaotic.
After retaining her championship, Asuka jumped off the apron and landed a hip attack to Nia on the outside.
Backstage, the cameras showed MVP on the phone trying to get a celebration party set up for Bobby Lashley. He had to stop his call when Lana came up to him. Lana said Lashley had her to thank for getting him to this opportunity. MVP let her know that he wasn’t the guy to be having this conversation with.
Braun Strowman defeated Miz and Morrison via Pinfall (Powerslam)
Miz and Morrison had a good plan that they were able to execute for a good while, but the Monster Among Men was not easy to put away. At one point Morrison had the cover on Strowman and it looked like he may win…Miz pulled him off. Strowman was able to use this to his avantage to retain the championship.
There was a replay of AJ Styles winning the Intercontinental Championship. Styles was then interviewed. He invited the WWE Universe and roster to a championship presentation on Friday. He made sure to give a special invitation to Daniel Bryan.
Drew McIntyre defeated Bobby Lashley to retain the WWE Championship (Claymore Kick)
Lashley gave it his all, beginning with attacking McIntyre before the bell. McIntyre didn’t even get an opportunity to take his ring jacket off. Although Lashley began the match really well, his wife Lana made her presence known. This distraction led to McIntyre winning.
After the match, while McIntyre celebrated, MVP and Lashley just walked past Lana sitting on the floor.
Now I wish I could truly explain to you what happened next, but I have no good words for it. The Street Profits and the Viking Raiders basically had a fight made for the movies. Ninjas, bowling balls, axes, and golf balls. It was a lot.
After the chaotic fight, commentary informed us the RAW Tag Team Championships won’t be defended as scheduled.
Then another video to get us ready for the main event was shown and we’re off!
After Randy Orton and Edge made their entrance, the lights went low and a MSG microphone came down from the ceiling. The voice of Howard Finkel gave the introductions.
Randy Orton defeated Edge via Pinfall (Punt)
Did this live up to the hype? I will let you all be the judge of that, but it was rather entertaining. Edge pulled out some old moves that we haven’t seen in so long. Randy looked like the Legend Killer again. They even pulled off moves to pay tribute to the greatest matches before theirs: including Kurt Angle, Triple H, Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat.
We ended the show with Randy Orton watching paramedics attempt to put Edge on a stretcher.