WWE celebrates 25 years of The Game, The Cerebral Assassin and The King Of Kings – Triple H!
We open with the SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day. They talk about winning the belts and Kofi bigs up Big E’s performance last week. They talk about some of the great tag teams they have surpassed, and Big E celebrates Tom Brady joining Tampa Bay to Kofi Kingston’s dismay.
The Lucha Dragons interrupt and challenge The New Day for the belts, only to be interrupted and literally passed by The Miz and John Morrison. The Miz question their title win, and say their tag title win was a travesty of justice. They demand a title shot, and Gran Metalik speaks up and demands a title shot en Espanol, only to be interrupted by The Forgotten Sons.
They talk about serving their country, and being forgotten. They stake their claim for tag title glory, and Jaxson Ryker calls The Miz a poser, saying he’s a real marine. Forgotten Sons then jump The New Day and Lucha Dragons as Miz and Morrison run away. The Forgotten Sons beat both teams down and stand tall.
We see a retrospective of ‘The Conneticut Blueblood’ Hunter-Hearst Helmsley.
Backstage, A furious Miz and John Morrison place the blame of Lucha House Party, and demand a match with them tonight.
Money In The Bank Qualifier: King Corbin defeated Drew Gulak via pinfall
King Corbin takes control early on, throwing Drew Gulak over the top rope. Gulak tries to throw hands with Corbin, who easily dominates. Gulak manages to take the leg of Corbin and send him to the outside. Gulak then hits a baseball slide, and a big dropkick to send the King flying over the announce table.
We return from break as Corbin slides out and in, hitting his big clotheslines to take control. Corbin works over Gulak until he rolled out of a choke-breaker, getting a near fall. Gulak got another near fall off a crossbody and then dragon screwed Corbin into the steel steps.
Just as Gulak was in control, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura attacked his cornerman Daniel Bryan, distracting Drew Gulak enough that he fell to Corbin’s End of Days.
Post-match, Cesaro and Nakamura held Gulak so Corbin could knock him out with his septre.
They discuss WWE 24/7 Champion Rob Gronkowski heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his measures to ensure he doesn’t lose his belt. If they don’t figure out a way to have him lose it mid-touchdown celebration, they are doing it wrong.
Sheamus defeated Daniel Vidot via pinfall
Vidot came out swinging, but eventually Sheamus beat down and brutalised Vidot, finishing him off with the Brogue Kick.
We see Jeff Hardy’s redemption, talking about him getting on the straight and narrow for his daughters and in honour of his mother. They look at their return at WrestleMania 33.
We see another time in Triple H’s career, as the leader of D-Generation X, and when they invaded WCW.
Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik) defeated The Miz and John Morrison via pinfall
Michael Cole starts talking about Sheamus having an issue with Jeff Hardy, only for Sheamus to appear and rip the headset off his head, physically stare him down. The Lucha House Party literally walked past this and did nothing.
Lucha House Party had early control, only for Miz to boot Lince Dorado in mid-air. Miz and Morrison work over Dorado, keeping him grounded as Miz provides own chants. Dorado arm drags his way out, tagging Metalik who hits an assisted splash for a near fall. Dorado comes back in, and is immediately dropped by Morrison with an alabama slam and a knee for a near fall.
Miz and Morrison work over Dorado once more, until he gets loose again, getting the hot tag to Metalik who runs wild. Miz gets the boots up on a moonsault, and just as he goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, Metalik rolls up Miz for the upset!
On her way to the ring, Sasha Banks carried a cardboard cutout of Lacey Evans’ daughter, Summer.
Money In The Bank Qualifier: Lacey Evans defeated Sasha Banks via pinfall
Lacey Evans goes after Bayley, which allowed Sasha Banks to jump her from behind. However, Evans launched Banks into the balcony buy another Bayley distraction allowed Banks to drive her hand into the ringpost, taking control. Banks worked the hand and arm of Evans. Evand tried to go for her dropkick in the corner, but her arm gave out, putting Banks back in control.
Banks miss a charge, which allowed Evans back in to the match, smashing Sasha’s head into the ringpost over and over again. Evans went for a superplex, but Banks slipped out and brutally kicked her arm. Banks hit a powerbomb and locked in the Bank Statement, but Lacey rolled out. Evans hit the Women’s Right, but Bayley put Banks’ foot on the rope again.
More Bayley interference in the end cost Banks, distracting the referee from a clear Banks three count and having her walk right into a second Women’s Right, giving Evans the win.
Following the match, Tamina’s music hit and Bayley was laid out by a superkick courtesy of her challenger at Money In The Bank.
We then see a video package of the history between Bray Wyatt and Universal Champion Braun Strowman. They look at his debut in The Wyatt Family, his rise to the Universal Title and their meeting at Money In The Bank.
Next week, they announce that Otis will face Dolph Ziggler in a Money In The Bank qualifier, and in a second qualifier, Mandy Rose will face….Carmella. Okay.
We see another video from Triple H’s career, his quad injury followed by his amazing return in January 2002.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles: Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross defeated Carmella and Dana Brooke via pinfall to retain the titles
Dana Brooke started off strong, hitting a dropkick on Cross, followed up by a pair of crossbodies on the outside putting the challengers in control. Carmella in in firm control, forcing a near fall that Cross has to break up. Brooke hit a rough looking handspring elbow on Cross to the outside, as Carmella hit the handstand hurricanrana. However, Cross got a blind tag and rolled up for a near fall.
However, just like that, Cross and Bliss win with a 3D/Snapshot combination for the win.
We then see Triple H, who is here to talk about himself – well 25 years of his career, to be exact. However, he is interrupted by Shawn Michaels (with NXT cap and awful beard) who talks about his best friend, but warns about social distancing. Shawn reveals that he invited all of Triple H’s closest friends, as we pan to the empty arena.
Shawn Michaels brings up that he didn’t have a 25-year anniversary show,and Triple H made a firing joke that ‘office heads were going to roll’ which isn’t totally in poor taste. We see a greatest hits of D-Generation X, which is all of them flubbing lines, screwing up and messing around.
Shawn Michaels bigs up Triple H and looks at some of his WrestleMania moments, which are just all of his losses. Triple H talks about all the people he’s faced, but then Shawn Michaels brings up Stephanie and says she’s no fun. Stephanie immediately facetimes Triple H, and yells at Shawn Michaels for mocking him.
They bring up Evolution, and WHAT A COINCIDENCE Ric Flair calls them and wishes him good luck, before eventually bursting into tears. Road Dogg then calls him, only for Triple H to hang up. Shawn Michaels brings up Katie Vick and Vince McMahon interrupts. He rambles on about The Gobbledy Gooker, Katie Vick for a second time and Bayley: This Is Your Life. He says their performance was rotten and literally shuts the lights off on them. We literally get crickets to close.