Arena: Smackdown Live
Bryan slowly gets up, as he is still in disbelief on everything that has just happened. Daniel says he needs to get to his wife and child, but Cena reminds Daniel he is now the WWE Champion along with being the only person with the same amount of authority as both Triple H and Stephanie. Cena tells Bryan he needs to stay, as Triple H interrupts. He says that Bryan is going to stay, until he looses the WWE Championship. Triple H says that after the craziness that just took place, he admits he’s unsure how long he’ll have his authority for. Hunter goes ahead and schedules Dolph Ziggler’s WWE Championship rematch against Daniel Bryan at the next WWE Network event Extreme Rules. Triple H tells Daniel that Dolph will get to pick the stipulation, however. Cena demands to know what other WWE memorabilia has mystical powers like Undertaker’s Urn and apparently The New Day’s unicorn horns. Triple H corrects Cena, saying the powers are voodoo driven, and then mocks Cena about being one of the greatest wrestlers ever without having a clue about the real WWE world around him. Cena suggests to Daniel that they go after the urn. Bryan is annoyed Hunter is still worried about championships after the chaos they just went through, so he schedules a big tag team match between a bunch of the superstars tonight.
6-WOMAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax & Tamina vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley & Alundra Blayze
Objective: Win with Banks, Bayley & Blayze
Bliss complains after the match that Alundra Blayze shouldn’t be allowed to compete, because she’s from a different time period. Alexa demands Nia & Tamina take out Alundra Blayze. Stephanie McMahon comes out on stage and tells everyone to settle down, because they’re going to start running things her way around here. Stephanie says they should welcome Alundra in with open arms, and that her presence should be glorified. Stephanie announces that Alexa will defend her Raw Women’s Championship against Alundra Blayze again, at Extreme Rules. This shocks Alexa along with the commentary team, until Stephanie also says that Tamina and Nia Jax will be part of the match to make it a Fatal-4-Way. Stephanie laughs, as does Nia, Alexa and Tamina.
Raw Tag Team Champion The New Day are backstage and enter a dark room. Kofi says this is where he was brought by The Ascension. Big E., in confusing fashion, reveals they’re in the back of a stage production truck. They find Corbin still knocked out, as Xavier asks Kofi how hard he kicked Corbin? Kofi says pretty hard, as he was trying to get the hell away. The New Day carry Corbin away. Woods complains how heavy Corbin is.
Cruiserweight Champion Tommaso Ciampa (with Titus O’Neil, Darren Young & Apollo Crews) vs. Gran Metalik
Objective: Win with Ciampa
The Titus Brand beats down Metalik after the match, as Crews watches in disgust again. Neville’s music hits as cruiserweight king enters the stage. Neville announces that despite Triple H’s attempts to keep the belt off the real king in WWE, he will have his rematch at Extreme Rules. Neville asks Apollo why he continues to align himself with such douchebags? Titus grabs a microphone, very upset telling Neville kids are watching and that Crews signed a contract with Titus World Wide. O’Neil claims his brand is up-and-coming, the hottest thing in social media and the future of sports entertainment. Neville calls Titus a con-artist and a knock off used car salesman. Neville tells Titus the only reason he can get his clients like Tozawa and Ciampa Cruiserweight Championship matches is because his ‘brand’ is owned by Triple H. Crews looks at O’Neil with uncertainty, as Titus is clearly upset. Neville tells Crews to think about it. All of Titus’ new clients happen to be cruiserweights, a championship previously held by a man who never did bow to Triple H. Neville says the only reason Titus gets his clients title matches is because Triple H hand delivers them, in hopes that Titus will find someone so pathetic (Ciampa takes offense to) that they will immediately hand the belt over when the time comes. Neville asks Crews that when his time comes for a championship match, will he end up handing it over to Titus for Triple H, or will he fight like a man? Titus has heard enough, and invites Neville to the ring to fight. Neville laughs, saying the odds aren’t quite in his corner, but looks forward to dismantling the Titus World Wide Brand at Extreme Rules. The King of the Cruiserweights leaves as Crews thinks over Neville’s words.
In the locker room, The Shield are going over ideas to get Undertaker’s Urn. Seth says they need a tactical plan. Ambrose wants to bull rush Triple H, while Roman says he just wants to punch someone. John Cena enters and tells them he believes Daniel Bryan has calmed down, and is ready to lead the WWE Universe against Triple H and Stephanie. Cena says they need to get Undertaker’s Urn from Triple H to find Shane, which The Shield says they were just discussing. It finally hits Cena that Triple H must’ve tasked the Wyatt’s with taking out The Undertaker & Kane so that he could control the Urn with no interference. They wonder where the Wyatt’s are, and decide to go find them. Cena says finding them may lead them to The Fashion Police as well.
NORMAL MATCH – Intercontinental Championship
(C) Finn Balor vs. Randy Orton
Objective: Win with Finn Balor
In the backstage office, Stephanie tells Hunter that Finn has been impressive and that her idea to use him is looking good. Stephanie believes they should’ve done things her way months ago. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan enters and asks Triple H what other WWE items have mystical powers and how it’s even possible? Triple H says he is tired of correcting people, it’s voodoo powers and not mystical. Bryan doesn’t see the difference. Triple H changes the subject, patronizing Bryan that he is now the face of WWE and represents the company rather than the people. Triple H tells Daniel with this new role he has, Bryan must perform in the ring. Bryan says his neck may not hold up, which Stephanie tells Daniel he should’ve thought about that before he stole their WWE Championship. Triple H tells Daniel that he booked him in the tag team match Bryan made earlier, replacing John Cena. Triple H says that as acting champion, Daniel Bryan will continue to fight each night until he breaks his neck and forced to hand Triple H the belt. Daniel Bryan looks at Hunter angrily, as Triple H tells him he should go prepare for his match.
Sami Zayn vs. United States Champion AJ Styles
Objective: Win with AJ Styles
Raw Tag Team Champion The New Day carry Baron Corbin through the backstage hallways. The lights go out and turn back on, as the entire Wyatt Family is standing in front of them. A huge brawl breaks out backstage between both teams. The lights flicker on and off as the fight ensues. The lights turn off and on as New Day stands tall, but Baron Corbin and The Wyatt Family are gone.
In the backstage office, Triple H and Stephanie are approached by Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. Heyman asks when Lesnar can have his rematch for Roman’s Universal Championship? Triple H says it depends on if Lesnar can actually follow through this time. The comment clearly rubs Lesnar the wrong way, as Heyman acts as peacekeeper. Heyman tells Hunter that Brock has done everything he has been asked to do, and deserves another chance to get back his title. Stephanie tells Paul that Brock can have his rematch at Extreme Rules, but if he loses he won’t get another opportunity. Paul questions why Brock would be so loyal to a pair of people who clearly lack loyalty themselves? Triple H tells Brock he will do as he’s told, unless he wants to make a huge career mistake. Brock gets in Triple H’s face as Stephanie now intervenes. She tells Brock he will have Roman in an Extreme Rules Match, that way he will be ‘unleashed’ in destroying Roman Reigns. Brock smiles arrogantly at Triple H, as Heyman accepts on his beast’s behalf before they depart.
8-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Gallows & Anderson & The Outsiders vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Universal Champion Roman Reigns & WWE Champion Daniel Bryan
Objective: Win with Ambrose, Rollins, Reigns & Bryan
Dolph Ziggler immediately hits Bryan with a Zig Zag after the match, which hurts Bryan’s already injured neck. Ziggler begins choking Bryan with his hoodie, as Gallows/Anderson & The Outsiders fight The Shield outside the ring. Lesnar’s music hits as the beast heads straight for Roman Reigns. Ziggler continues beating Bryan down as the others fight into the back area. Ziggler takes a chair and drills Bryan in the head with it. Ziggler takes a microphone and talks about how he used to look up to Daniel Bryan. Ziggler says he is now, literally, looking down at him. Dolph claims Daniel stole his championship and his spotlight – which is something Dolph claims he usually does. Ziggler tells Daniel at Extreme Rules, he takes back his spotlight and his championship when he defeats him in an Ironman Match! Ziggler says he will be the one to personally send Daniel Bryan back to his family with a broken neck. He tosses the microphone and leaves.
Raw Tag Team Champion The New Day clap their way to the ring. They do their usual introduction before getting serious. They tell everyone with all the chaos currently going on, they have some explaining to do. They reveal they have no idea how their unicorn horns have mystical powers, but received them from Triple H & Stephanie McMahon when they worked with The Authority. Kofi explains that they’ve never had to use their unicorn horn powers until he was kidnapped by The Ascension and held hostage by Baron Corbin. Xavier goes over the event when The Wyatt Family tried to prevent The New Day from finding out more answers, taking Corbin away from them. Xavier says it’s no secret the Wyatt’s have been working with Triple H from the beginning, and they demand The Wyatt’s come out and fight right now. The Wyatt’s all appear on the big screen, as Bray begins his creepy laugh. Bray tells The New Day he hates them and everything they stand for. Bray says their entire way of life patronizes what Bray Wyatt is. Bray tells The New Day he would love nothing more than to send his family out to destroy them, but he doesn’t know what other tricks (like a weaponized unicorn horn) the New Day might have up their sleeves. Bray says the devil asked them not to touch New Day, because the devil also fearfully respects them. Bray says the devil knows that the smallest amount of light can be seen in darkest of places, so unfortunately they can’t extinguish the New Day light… yet. Bray laughs and reveals the devil has booked The New Day in a tag team match against them at Extreme Rules and it will be for the Raw Tag Team Championships. Bray suggests instead of waiting for the impending punishment of their betrayal towards Triple H & Stephanie, the New Day should relinquish their championships now… and RUN!
Apollo Crews (with Darren Young) vs. Samoa Joe
Objective: Win with Samoa Joe
After the match, Kevin Owens runs down and begins to beat the hell out of Samoa Joe. Owens yells at Joe that he betrayed Triple H, and he’s been tasked with making Joe pay. Crews wants to help Joe, but Young leads him away and up the ramp. United States Champion AJ Styles runs down, passing Young & Crews, hitting the ring. AJ knocks Owens off Joe and hits him with a Pele Kick, before Owens retreats out of the ring. Styles checks on Joe as a heated Owens heads up the ramp.
Stephanie is reading a piece of paper as Triple H walks into the office. She asks if Triple H read the latest memo from the Board of Directors? He has not, so Stephanie reads it to him. She reveals that after Triple H led the company’s show into a different time period, they will be sending a new representative next month to oversee and officially take over Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Daniel Bryan’s authority. Stephanie is not pleased, and once again blames Hunter for using the Urn to begin with. Triple H says its not all lost, and then confidently tells Stephanie he knows she is smart enough to pull this off. The two kiss as Owens runs in, out of breath. He says he attacked Samoa Joe, now wants his championship match. Triple H tells Owens that Joe was still conscious in the ring, unimpressed. Hunter says that on Smackdown Live, if Kevin beats Joe then he will get a championship match. Owens, irritated, agrees and leaves. Stephanie isn’t happy with the way Triple H controlled the situation, considering Owens’ recent outbursts.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Gallows & Anderson
Objective: Win with Gallows & Anderson
Anderson grabs microphones after the match, revealing he and Gallows were given their rematch against American Alpha at Extreme Rules. Anderson says that his good brother Luke Gallows will defeat Jason Jordan on Smackdown tomorrow night, and that they will deliver what they promised to Stephanie & Hunter.
Dolph Ziggler enters Triple H and Stephanie’s office. As Dolph goes to shake Hunter’s hand, Triple H hugs him. Dolph hugs Stephanie and then it’s revealed that Dolph hurt Daniel Bryan so bad on Smackdown that he hasn’t shown up to the arena tonight. Triple H says Dolph did enough damage, pleased with what Ziggler did. Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor enters, overhearing them speak. Finn tells Hunter he thought what Dolph did on Tuesday night was cowardly and heinous. Stephanie tells Finn it wasn’t as bad as it looks, but Finn reminds her that Daniel Bryan was retired because of a neck injury not long ago. Finn asks Dolph if he was trying to kill Daniel Bryan? Triple H asks so what if they were? Hunter claims Finn was groomed by him, and that he has no right to question his mentor’s actions. Finn says with all due respect, he was wrestling much longer before Triple H found him. Finn claims that he was created by no man. Triple H laughs and says that Finn is a little rebellious on the inside, but thought he was smarter to see the big picture. Stephanie intervenes, saying that they will need Finn’s championship sometime very soon and that he would be wise to oblige. Finn laughs and says they must be talking to Dolph and not him, before leaving. Triple H looks at Stephanie and says ‘I told you so’.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins vs. The Usos
Objective: With with Ambrose & Rollins
Universal Champion Roman Reigns and John Cena are watching the tag team match backstage. Paul Heyman approaches them, to which Roman gets trigger happy until Cena calms him down. Paul says he has not come as an enemy, but as an advocate… for the WWE. Heyman recounts Lesnar’s intense moment with Triple H not long ago, and is worried that he made a good business deal with a bad business man. Roman emphasizes that he doesn’t make deals, but Heyman tells Roman he’s an idiot to think he can win this war on his own – or even with just Cena and his Shield brothers. Heyman says he has been around the business for a while, and that he has learned to pick sides in crucial moments of history. Heyman asks if they ever wondered how he survived when ECW did not? It’s because Heyman always sees the bigger picture as a survivor. Cena asks what Paul wants, so Paul says simply ‘ a deal’. Roman says he will not screw Brock over in the match, and that Heyman is wasting his time trying to switch over to The Shield. Heyman laughs and says he doesn’t want to betray his beast, but his beast wants to make it clear to Roman that he does not work for Triple H. Paul says his deal is that no matter what happens between the two at Extreme Rules, they must see eye-to-eye after the match. Heyman offers a hand shake to Roman Reigns. The deal is made, which Roman calls more of a truce. John warns Paul that if he or Brock betray them, he’s going to make Heyman wish he went down with ECW. Heyman nervously acknowledges Cena’s comments saying that this is an extreme risk, but it could also be an extreme reward. Heyman scurries away.
8-WOMAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Smackdown Women’s Champion Natalya, Nia Jax & Tamina vs. Bayley, Sasha Banks, Alundra Blayze & Mickie James
Objective: Win with Bayley, Banks, Blayze & James
Mickie James returns which shocks everyone! After the match, Mickie explains she has returned after seeing what happened last week. She claims that the WWE has given her the life she currently lives, and that she has the power to help make positive change. She says she is joining the battle to help set the women’s division free from the clutches of Alexa Bliss and Stephanie McMahon. Natalya is pissed that Mickie didn’t mention her, but Mickie says she was saving Natalya for last. Mickie reveals that she is here because Daniel Bryan signed her last week when they returned from the 1990’s. She also states that in the contract she signed, was a shot at the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Mickie tells Natalya she will see her at Extreme Rules! Natalya is furious near the top of the stage with her defeated team.
Backstage, Titus O’Neil is having Cruiserweight Champion Tommaso Ciampa receive a pedicure. Titus brags that all his clients are treated like celebrities, which Ciampa seems disinterested in. Crews and Young walk up arguing with one another, as Young is upset Crews lost the match along with wanting to stick his nose into Owens’ business after. Titus wonders if Crews is becoming soft, which Crews points out that nothing is softer than handing Triple H a championship that you earned. Titus tells Crews if he’s trying to say something then to say it. Crews comes out and reveals he isn’t happy with Titus lately, and says it does seem strange that he’s only recruiting cruiserweights to his brand and that they magically get title shots. Titus smacks Apollo in the face! Titus yells that everything he does is because his brand is a success and that Apollo Crews is failure. Suddenly, Young attacks Crews from behind. Young tosses him around the backstage area as Titus yells at Crews for being unappreciative and a loser. Ciampa calmly approaches Titus and asks if what Crews said was true? Titus tells Ciampa to keep fighting successfully, and Titus will continue to provide the Titus Brand service. Ciampa warns Titus that he didn’t stab his friend in the back while at NXT just to hand his championship over. Titus laughs and says, ‘of course not’. Ciampa walks away, bumping shoulders with Titus, as both Titus and Young look at each other nervously.
Sami Zayn vs. Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor
Objective: Win with Finn Balor
Balor wins the match, but Stephanie McMahon comes out on stage after. She tells Finn that the past few weeks she has been berating her husband for his awful business choices. Finn sarcastically asks, ‘like traveling through time periods?’ Stephanie ignores the comment and admits mistakes of her own. She says that she trusted Finn would do the right thing, and serve his WWE king and queen. She says their last conversation was disappointing, but instead of harping on the past – Stephanie says she is a problem solver and always thinks ahead. She says she must fix the mistake she made, as The Outsiders gang up on Finn Balor from out of nowhere. They beat him down, as Sami Zayn comes to his feet. He approaches Nash, but gets a big boot to the face. Nash Powerbombs Zayn while Scott Hall hits a Razor’s Edge onto Balor. Stephanie laughs and says Finn has just been introduced to his opponent at Extreme Rules for the Intercontinental Championship… Scott Hall!
Arena: Smackdown Live
Luke Gallows (with Karl Anderson) vs. Smackdown Tag Team Champion Jason Jordan (with Chad Gable)
Objective: Win with Luke Gallows
Backstage, John Cena is talking with Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Cena reveals WWE Champion Daniel Bryan hasn’t arrived yet, and that he may not show up due to his neck injury. Cena worries they must get the Urn fast. Reigns thinks it’s an awful idea to open Undertaker’s Urn again, but John convinces Roman after talking about how Shane’s family is worried sick about him. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose approach, revealing they just found out all four men have been scheduled for an 8-man tag team match tonight.
Mickie James vs. Alicia Fox (with Noam Dar)
Objective: Win with Mickie James
Smackdown Women’s Champion Natalya comes out on stage and sarcastically applauds the effort from Mickie James. Natalya tells Mickie she is in over her head, and that this isn’t the same WWE from when Mickie James last left it. Natalya brags about what she did to the supposedly great Charlotte Flair, and also mentions she beat both Naomi & Becky Lynch on the same night. Natalya warns Mickie that if she shows up to Extreme Rules, then Natalya will have no problem snapping her spine when she applies the Sharpshooter. Natalya holds her belt high as Mickie stares down her soon to be opponent.
Triple H walks into the backstage office where Stephanie is already. She asks Hunter what he did with Undertaker’s Urn, which he replies that he gave it to the person they both agreed on. Stephanie seems satisfied, as Kevin Owens walks in. Triple H tells Owens he will have The Outsiders accompany him in his match tonight, but Owens refuses. Owens says THAT is exactly the problem, Hunter doesn’t trust him to get the job done alone. Stephanie suggests they at least ban United States Champion AJ Styles from ringside, since they had a scuffle on Raw. Owens likes the idea, and makes a side comment that Stephanie is better fit to run things than Hunter. Owens leaves to go get ready for his match, as Stephanie tells Triple H that he needs to let go and trust Owens to get the job done by himself.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Cruiserweight Champion Tommaso Ciampa & Darren Young (with Titus O’Neil) vs. Apollo Crews & Neville
Objective: Win with Apollo Crews & Neville
The Titus Brand jump both Crews and Neville after the match. All three men hit their finishing moves on both Neville and Crews. Ciampa grabs the microphone and says that he already is the best cruiserweight of all time, and having the Titus Brand represent him just confirms his legacy. He tells Neville that at Extreme Rules he will officially end the ‘fake’ King of the Cruiserweights, and take his rightful place on the throne. Ciampa drops the microphone as the Titus Brand leaves.
Triple H is getting ready to leave the arena, revealing to Stephanie that he has to go prepare for his next NXT event, NXT TakeOver: The End. Triple H says the name is not coincidental, and that the investors were so impressed with TakeOver they asked for another show. Triple H reveals that he plans on ending a few talent’s careers that he thinks jeopardizes their mission. Stephanie kisses him and tells him to be careful. Triple H’s limo leaves as Stephanie waives him off. She turns around as WWE Champion Daniel Bryan is back! He has a neck brace on and tells Stephanie it’s good to see her. She is surprised to see Daniel, and gives a half-assed hug to him – sarcastically saying she’s glad to see him back. Bryan says he can’t honestly say the same, but tells Stephanie that since he is back he’s putting Dolph Ziggler in a No Holds Barred Match tonight! She asks against who, but Bryan only says that he will enjoy watching every minute of it. Bryan leaves as Stephanie gives him dagger eyes. Bryan quickly returns and says he forgot to tell Stephanie he has some good news. She perks up and Bryan tells her that he added Sasha Banks and Bayley to the Raw Women’s Championship match at Extreme Rules to make it a 6-Woman Elimination Match. Bryan leaves giddy as Stephanie’s anger pours over her face once more.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
The Outsiders vs. Sami Zayn & Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor
Objective: Win with Sami Zayn & Finn Balor
Cena and The Shield approach Raw Tag Team Champion The New Day backstage. Cena wants to know everything they know about their unicorn horns and Undertaker’s Urn. Kofi says they told everyone all they knew on Raw, and that they’re trying to find out answers themselves. The two stables agree that the Wyatt Family is the common denominator in all their problems, and it all surrounds Undertaker’s Urn. They conclude that Triple H gave the Wyatt Family Undertaker’s Urn to protect. Rollins, being the architect, says he has a plan on how they can get Undertaker’s Urn tonight.
NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH
WWE Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Big Show
Objective: Win with Big Show
Big Show returns as the opponent Daniel Bryan was referring to. Big Show destroys Ziggler throughout the match. After Big Show wins, he goes to put Dolph Ziggler through the announcer’s table. Stephanie comes out on stage and tells Big Show he is fired if he touches Dolph again. Big Show reveals Daniel Bryan only signed him to a one match contract, and Chokeslams Dolph through the table! Stephanie looks on in horror from the stage as medics rush to Ziggler’s aid.
Kevin Owens vs. Samoa Joe
Objective: Win with Kevin Owens
Owens grabs the microphone and announces that as winner of tonight’s match, he is officially announcing his championship opportunity – against AJ Styles! Owens says he will take the United States belt off Styles at Extreme Rules, and he’ll finally fulfill his purpose in the WWE. AJ Styles comes out and says that Owens is nothing more than a lapdog for Triple H, and that Styles will wipe the ring with him. Styles doesn’t trust that Owens won’t have help next Sunday night, so Styles suggests they fight in a Falls Count Anywhere Match! Owens asks Styles if he thinks he is afraid of him? Owens agrees to the match, and tells Styles that just like Joe tonight – Kevin will be the one standing tall.
Renee Young interviews John Cena before their big tag team match. John hurls insults at The Wyatt Family and tells them they are not man enough to get the job done for Triple H & Stephanie McMahon. John tells the Wyatt’s that if they were truly the monsters they claim to be, then Cena & The Shield would all be trapped with Shane McMahon right now. Cena tells the Wyatt’s that they should finish the job tonight, otherwise they will fall.
8-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
The Wyatt Family vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns & John Cena
Objective: Win with The Wyatt Family
Bray laughs menacingly, as he whispers into Luke Harper’s ear. The lights go out and turn back on as Harper is gone. The lights go off and on again, as Harper is now standing in the ring with Undertaker’s Urn! Wyatt laughs, then begins to yell at the four that John was foolish to call The Wyatt’s out before the match. Bray tells John he was right about one thing, and that his time is now (Bray says, ‘Just like your song says, John’). Bray calls for the Urn from Luke Harper as suddenly The New Day come out of nowhere and begin attacking the Wyatt’s. Xavier gets his hands on the Urn as a big brawl has broken out. Braun Strowman catches Xavier Woods and knocks him out cold. Strowman tosses the Urn to Bray as the lights go out. They turn back on as the entire Wyatt Family, and the Urn is gone. Cena is pissed they let the Wyatt’s and the Urn get away, but Roman wonders how they are able to appear and disappear at will? Kofi begins thinking, and believes the Wyatt’s posses a powerful item as well. The only one they can all think of is Bray Wyatt’s Lantern.
Cena, The Shield and Raw Tag Team Champion The New Day all hit the ring, as John grabs a microphone. He tells the WWE Universe that they have figured out how Bray can magically appear and disappear at will, and it’s Bray Wyatt’s lantern. Cena calls Bray a fraud, and that he would be nothing without the lantern Triple H and Stephanie gave him. The lights quickly go out as Bray Wyatt appears on the big screen. He laughs and tells John that he may have figured out Bray’s magic trick, but he is still a lost puppy in this war. Bray tells John that Triple H & Stephanie didn’t give him anything, and in fact, the lantern was brought in from the Wyatt Family compound. Bray says that Triple H & Stephanie simply guided him in the right direction to receive his lantern’s powers. Bray mocks everyone in the ring, pretending to know where real power comes from, especially The New Day (since they don’t know how their unicorn powers came to be). Wyatt laughs and tells The New Day they are coming for their titles on Sunday… and they should RUN!
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is backstage talking to Nia Jax and Tamina. Alexa feels it’s unfair that Sasha and Bayley were added to their championship match. Alexa reminds them not to try anything funny at Extreme Rules, or Stephanie will make them pay. Alundra Blayze walks by and reveals she has a match with Nia Jax tonight. Alexa insults Blayze, saying she doesn’t belong here and that her matches shouldn’t even count. Sasha and Bayley walk up to back Alundra, saying she is one of the greatest woman champions ever and a trailblazer (no pun intended). Sasha reveals that her and Bayley will be in Blayze’s corner tonight. The three walk off as Alexa stares them down angrily.
Darren Young (with Titus O’Neil) vs. Neville
Objective: Help Darren Young win as Titus O’Neil
Titus interferes in the match to give Darren the win. The Titus Brand attack Neville as Apollo Crews’ music hits. Apollo never comes out as a camera goes backstage to reveal Ciampa beating Crews senseless. With Crews being assaulted, Neville has no one to come rescue him. Young and O’Neil continue their beat down on Neville before posing to the crowd.
Stephanie is in her office as a much more healed WWE Champion Daniel Bryan enters. He says he thoroughly enjoyed watching Big Show destroy Dolph and asks Stephanie how her evening is going? Stephanie tells Daniel that she will enjoy watching him lose the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules. Stephanie is going to book Daniel in a match tonight, but he says he already did it himself – taking on Kevin Owens. Daniel leaves for his locker room as Stephanie pulls her phone out of her pocket, revealing she was on the line with someone else. She apologizes for the delay and tells whoever is on the other line that she was very impressed – and wants whoever it is to come in immediately for a new contract.
Nia Jax (with Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Tamina) vs. Alundra Blayze (with Bayley & Sasha Banks)
Objective: Win with Nia Jax
Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar enter Stephanie’s office. She called them in because she wants to know where Brock stands if and when he wins the Universal Championship? Heyman says that his beast’s allegiance goes wherever he is needed. Stephanie knows Paul is avoiding the answer, and so she gives a fair warning that if Brock crosses her on Sunday – he will never wrestle in the WWE again. She tells them both to get the hell out of her office. Brock, none to happy, and Paul leave – with Paul mentioning that she only has real power for a week or so due to the WWE Board of Directors memo.
Raw Tag Team Champion New Day are trying to figure out different ways to get the Urn or the Lantern away from Bray Wyatt and his family. Goldust appears out of nowhere, awkwardly, a bit nervous. They ask Goldust what’s wrong, and he answers saying everything. Goldust mutters about his security and that he isn’t sure if he is safe or not. The New Day are confused as The Outsiders walk by. This scares Goldust as he hides behind Big E. The Outsiders ask Goldust what he is talking to the New Day about? Goldust looks away, saying he lost his keys and was asking for help. The Outsiders tell The New Day they got lucky against them at Bash at the Beach – and if they didn’t have a match against Finn Balor tonight, they’d take them out right now. The Outsiders tell Goldust to be careful before leaving. The New Day ask Goldust what that was all about, but Goldust says he has to go and runs away.
ONE-ON-TWO HANDICAP MATCH
Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor vs. The Outsiders
Objective: Win with The Outsiders
The Outsiders continue to beat Finn Balor up after the match. Nash hits a Jackknife Powerbomb as Hall hits a Razor’s Edge. They ‘Too Sweet’ and leave, pleased with the results they just produced.
Renee Young interviews United States Champion AJ Styles backstage. She asks AJ if he’ll be watching Owen’s match tonight? AJ says he is always watching Owens, because he doesn’t trust him. Styles says he has no respect for someone who is basically a henchman, which is what Owens has become. Owens viciously assaults AJ from behind! Owens screams that he is not a lackey and even throws the flat screen monitor onto AJ! Owens tells AJ that after Extreme Rules, he’ll go from henchman to champion. Owens leaves as medics try to pull the monitor off of AJ.
Kevin Owens vs. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan
Objective: Win with Daniel Bryan
AJ Styles comes out after the match, with Owens on the mat. Owens sees AJ coming and tries to bail, but AJ gets a hold of him. Owens gets away and runs through the crowd, with AJ following. Daniel Bryan celebrates in the ring, but Dolph Ziggler is behind him. Dolph tries the Zig Zag, but Bryan reverses it into a Yes! Lock. Ziggler taps out in the ring, but Bryan won’t let go! Suddenly Big Show enters the ring and flattens Daniel Bryan! Big Show picks up Daniel, apologizes, then Chokeslams him through the ring! Show picks Dolph up over his shoulder and carries him to the back.
Arena: Smackdown Live
Stephanie McMahon comes down to the ring with Kevin Owens & Big Show. She tells everyone that her husband’s brain child, NXT, will have it’s next event on Saturday – asking everyone to tune in and support their vision for the future of WWE. Stephanie goes on to introduce The Big Show as the most recent recipient of their WWE Legends Contract (meaning they can show up whenever they want and get paid regularly). Big Show thanks Stephanie for a real contract, saying Daniel Bryan’s one match contract was selfish and an insult. Big Show tells Daniel Bryan that if he somehow survives his Ironman Match with Dolph Ziggler, then he will personally come put him down. Big Show shakes Stephanie’s hand and begins to leave as Bryan’s music hits. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan appears on stage, telling Big Show that he may have forgotten that Daniel Bryan has authoritative power now. He tells Big Show that since he’s back, he can fight tonight – Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn in a Handicap Match! Stephanie quickly interrupts, saying that she will add Kevin Owens to the match as Big Show’s partner! Owens isn’t happy at all, and demands the night off to prepare for AJ Styles. Speaking of, United States Champion AJ Styles hits the ring from out of nowhere and begins attacking Kevin Owens. Big Show gets involved, so Bryan runs down to help out. Stephanie says they’re scrapping the match previously set, and to instead get a referee down to the ring now!…
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH (turn entrance OFF)
Kevin Owens & Big Show vs. United States Champion AJ Styles & WWE Champion Daniel Bryan
Objective: Win with AJ Styles & Daniel Bryan
Dolph Ziggler comes out after the match and begins pummeling Daniel Bryan. AJ Styles pulls Dolph off, but is quickly ambushed by Big Show & Kevin Owens. Samoa Joe & Sami Zayn run down to make the save, as the trio of heels retreat.
Titus O’Neil, Darren Young & Cruiserweight Champion Tommaso Ciampa enter Stephanie’s office. Titus asks if Stephanie was impressed with the beat down Titus Brand gave Neville on Raw? Stephanie says the Titus Brand has worked very well for her and her husband thus far, and thanks Titus. Titus asks Stephanie if another member of his brand can have a championship match? Stephanie is against the idea, but says the Titus Brand has come through successfully thus far. She decides to give Darren Young a match tonight, and if he wins then she’ll consider him next for a championship opportunity. Darren, excited, asks who his ‘victim’ will be? Stephanie says the Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Young & Titus look stunned, Ciampa amused, as Stephanie excuses herself. The Titus Brand leaves. Stephanie calls in a backstage official, asking to let everyone know that Sami Zayn & Samoa Joe will be in a tag team match later tonight.
Smackdown Tag Team Champion Chad Gable (with Jason Jordan) vs. Karl Anderson (with Luke Gallows)
Objective: Win with Karl Anderson
John Cena enters the locker room, where Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins are. They tell John that they have another idea how to get the Undertaker’s Urn from Bray Wyatt. Cena suggests they try to take his lantern too, as Paul Heyman enters. He is looking for Roman Reigns, to wish the champion luck on Sunday. Rollins and Ambrose don’t trust Paul, but John tells them it’s alright he is there. John asks Paul if he is ready for Sunday? Paul smiles, then says absolutely, before leaving. The Shield ask John what Paul is ready for? John only replies that Paul was just saying he is ready for his clients match at Extreme Rules. John leaves as Ambrose and Rollins look at each other with suspicion.
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
Naomi vs. Mickie James vs. Becky Lynch
Objective: Win with Mickie James
Smackdown Women’s Champion Natalya enters the ring, as she was on commentary during the match. She slaps Mickie James in the face, but Naomi and Becky attack from behind. They hold Natalya up as Mickie hits the Mick Kick onto the Smackdown Women’s Champion. James holds the championship with admiration for a minute, but drops it suddenly. Becky and Naomi ask if she’s okay? Mickie says it must’ve been static electricity, but seems a little freaked out. She leaves the ring in a hurry as Naomi and Becky follow her up the ramp confused.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Samoa Joe & Sami Zayn vs. The Outsiders
Objective: Win with The Outsiders
The Outsiders begin their attack after the match, but Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor appears on the big screen. He tells the two that after Extreme Rules, they are going back to where they came from. The Outsiders begin laughing, saying that power is well from Finn Balor’s reach. Balor reveals that his own power doesn’t come from a lantern or an urn, but from himself. The Outsiders laugh even harder, saying Balor has watched too many after school programming on television. Balor tells the two they can laugh now, but when they see his demon, there will be no laughing. Finn turns into his demon persona on the big screen, as The Outsiders pretend to act scared, while laughing. Suddenly the lights go out, as Finn Balor’s demon begins to head towards the ring. The Outsiders are clearly freaked out now, as they leave the ring and escape through the crowd. Balor warns them that at Extreme Rules, he’s unleashing his demon!
Sami Zayn visits Kevin Owens in the locker room. Zayn begs Owens to reconsider his career path. Zayn says he is swimming in deep water, and with all this mystical crap – who knows how dangerous things can get when directly involved with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Owens tells Zayn that he isn’t afraid of anything, and that he has felt more living on the edge now than he has ever felt in his career. He tells Sami that he should leave, because he’s gotten more championship matches aligned with Triple H & Stephanie than with Sami. Zayn tells Owens he is just looking out for his best friend. Owens counters by telling Zayn that they are barely acquaintances if Sami really thinks Owens will squander his opportunity with Triple H and Stephanie. Owens leaves with his bag packed up, telling Sami it’s his fault their friendship never lasted. Owens leaves saying he will never apologize for who he is, as Sami ponders Owen’s words.
Darren Young (with Titus O’Neil & Cruiserweight Champion Tommaso Ciampa) vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns
Objective: Help Darren Young win with either Titus O’Neil or Tommaso Ciampa
O’Neil & Ciampa get involved in the match, which distracts Roman. Roman knocks Titus off of the ring apron as Apollo Crews and Neville come down to even the odds outside the ring. There is total chaos, as Darren Young pins Roman for the huge upset. Darren quickly rolls out of the ring, as the Titus Brand leave through the crowd. Neville and Crews are down outside the ring, as Big Show comes in out of nowhere and levels Roman! Dean and Seth run out to help, but Big Show overpowers the both of them. Brock Lesnar’s music hits as the beast heads to the ring! Lesnar goes eye-to-eye with Big Show, in a stare down. Brock begins laughing and turns towards Dean Ambrose, who is laid out in the ring. Big Show begins smiling also, as the two look to begin an attack on the Shield. Lesnar then clotheslines Big Show out of nowhere. He picks up the giant and F5’s him! Lesnar goes crazy, hyping up the crowd as they chant ‘one more time.’ Lesnar F5’s Big Show a second time as Paul Heyman calmly watches his beast cause damage. Lesnar and Paul leave the ring and head up the ramp where an angry Stephanie appears. Lesnar walks by, laughing at her while Heyman subtly mentions ‘You can blame your husband for this too.’ They walk into the back as Stephanie watches the Shield Triple Powerbomb the Big Show and Neville hit a Red Arrow.
Arena: NXT TakeOver: The End
No Way Jose vs. Killian Dain (with Sawyer Fulton)
OBJECTIVE: Win with Killian Dain
Backstage in his office, Triple H is watching the show. He’s impressed with Killian Dain’s win, apparently the newest member of Sanity that Eric Young recruited. NXT Champion Bobby Roode enters the office and hugs Hunter. Roode tells Triple H life as NXT Champion has been great, and he can’t thank Hunter enough. Triple H says he is glad Roode is living a glorious lifestyle, but says tonight is about business. Roode begins to get giddy, asking Triple H if he can come on their next time travel adventure? Triple H says that should’ve never happened as Roderick Strong walks in. Strong says that’s not the only thing that shouldn’t have happened, as Roode shouldn’t have beaten him for the NXT Championship. Roode tells Strong to suck it up because Triple H will be with him again tonight. Hunter tells Bobby that this fight he must win on his own, and makes it an Extreme Rules Match since that event is tomorrow. Strong leaves satisfied while Roode doesn’t understand. Hunter tells Bobby he needs to go kick ass tonight. Roode leaves confidently.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH – NXT Tag Team Championship
(C) Authors of Pain vs. Sanity (Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young with Nikki Cross)
Objective: Win with Sanity
Triple H watches the match in his office, and tells himself that both teams look very serviceable to him. He believes that they can both help him reach his goals, but thinks Sanity is the team he should recruit. Emma walks in, revealing that Triple H brought her down to NXT so she can challenge Ember Moon for the NXT Women’s Championship. Triple H thanks Emma for coming, because he knows what she is capable of along with her ring experience. He tells Emma that Ember Moon has too many ‘Finn Balor-like’ characteristics about her, and trusts that Emma will be a smarter champion than Moon. Emma says she is ready, and that she won’t let Triple H down. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) walk in as Emma leaves. Hunter asks if Dawson’s arm is healed, revealing the team is returning from injury. Dawson says it’s fine, and he wants to fight. Triple H says that’s what he loves about them, all fists no talk. Triple H tells them things have changed a bit since they’ve been gone, but tells them he needs their help. They’re all ears, as Hunter explains that he wants them to take out TM61 tonight. The Revival say they will pin them in the ring and get back into the tag team picture, but Triple H means that he wants them to try and end their careers! He schedules their match tonight as a Tables Match, and he encourages The Revival to use the rules towards their advantage. They happily accept.
NORMAL MATCH – NXT Women’s Championship
(C) Ember Moon vs. Emma
Objective: Win with Emma
Triple H is very pleased, saying tonight has gone about as good as it could go. An official knocks on Triple H’s door and says someone is here to see him. In walks Asuka! Triple H is so happy to see Asuka, saying she single handily made him the most money over any NXT star (he said the same to Finn). Asuka tells Triple H she isn’t there to converse. She knows what he is up to, and warns Hunter that if he comes after her championship she will drop him! Triple H is confused, saying Asuka doesn’t have a championship. Asuka says she guesses Triple H didn’t hear the news, that she is debuting on the main roster next week! Asuka says her title reign will be here sooner than later, and no one is ready for Asuka! She leaves as Triple H grabs his phone and calls his wife. He tells her they have another problem… Asuka is coming, and is not on their side.
TAG TEAM TABLES MATCH
The Revival vs. TM61
Objective: Win with The Revival
The Revival put both Miller and Thorne through tables, injuring them very badly. Triple H is watching in his back office, pleased with the results. He is approached by Kassius Ohno, who is not happy that Triple H has injured half of their roster. He brings up TM61 & Johnny Gargano. Triple H tells Kassius that he’s new to the WWE and that he should fall in line. Ohno tells Hunter that he will strike first if Triple H thinks of ending his career. Triple H tells Kassius that if he wanted him gone, he would be by now. Ohno tells Hunter he better watch out, because even though people are leaving NXT or getting injured – he won’t let Triple H run a dictatorship over the brand. Triple H laughs and says he is God in NXT, and it’s his world. He tells Ohno to leave his office, or he can leave NXT all together. Ohno leaves as Triple H stares in both anger and some frustration.
EXTREME RULES MATCH – NXT Championship
(C) Bobby Roode vs. Roddy Strong
Objective: Win with Bobby Roode
Roode sets a chair up, hooking it around Strong’s neck. Roode goes to the top turnbuckle as Kassius Ohno’s music hits. Ohno runs down to the ring as Roode hops off the turnbuckle. He grabs his belt and leaves the ringside area. Ohno takes the chair off of Strong’s neck and checks to see if he is okay. Triple H comes out on the stage, telling Ohno that he warned him not to interfere in his plans, as a result he is going to suspend Ohno indefinitely. Ohno can’t believe it, as Triple H has security escort Ohno out of the arena. Strong grabs the microphone and tells Hunter not to suspend Ohno for his mistake. Strong says he wants more more shot at Bobby Roode’s NXT Championship. He asks if he can come to Monday Night Raw and take Bobby Roode on? Strong says that if he loses then he will quit NXT. But if Strong wins the NXT Championship, then Ohno’s suspension is lifted. Triple H loves the idea, and makes it a No Holds Barred Match! Triple H nods at security to continue escorting Ohno out of the arena, which they do.
Arena: Extreme Rules
Commentators Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton welcome everyone to Extreme Rules!
6-WOMAN ELIMINATION MATCH – Raw Women’s Championship
(C) Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax vs. Tamina vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Alundra Blayze
Objective: Win with Alexa Bliss
Alexa raises her championship high in the air, declaring herself the greatest of all-time. Asuka’s music hits as the Empress of Tomorrow makes her way to the ring. Alexa sends Tamina and Nia after her, but Asuka disposes of them quickly – to Bliss’ surprise. Asuka gets in the ring as Alexa scurries away. A large ‘Asuka’ chant fires up around the arena, as Daniel Bryan’s music hits. He comes on to the stage and says despite being a wrestler, he still has a duty to fulfill. He says that he is scheduling Alexa to defend her Raw Women’s Championship on Monday Night Raw against Asuka! A large ‘Yes!’ chant fires up as Bliss looks enraged outside the ring. Asuka just smiles and stares at her very soon to be opponent.
EXTREME RULES TAG TEAM MATCH – Smackdown Tag Team Championship
(C) American Alpha vs. Gallows & Anderson
Objective: Win with American Alpha
Triple H and Stephanie are watching the show in their office. Stephanie suggests they find new contenders for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, since American Alpha seem to stubborn just hand their championships over. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan enters and asks if they liked his impromptu match made for tomorrow night? Triple H doesn’t like it and says Bryan is blindly fighting against him and his wife. Bryan says he is only there because of what they did to Shane McMahon. On the subject, Bryan wonders why Triple H and Stephanie are seemingly only after championship belts after discovering many other items hold true power (Undertaker’s Urn, Bray Wyatt’s Lantern, etc…)? Triple H tells Daniel he doesn’t answer to him, and that the Board of Directors will send somebody that they all must answer to.
Go to ‘title management’ and put the Intercontinental Championship onto ‘Demon Finn Balor’
NORMAL MATCH – Intercontinental Championship
(C) Demon Finn Balor vs. Scott Hall (with Kevin Nash)
Objective: Win with Demon Finn Balor
Go back to ‘title management’ and put the Intercontinental Championship back on ‘Finn Balor’
The Titus Brand are backstage, getting Cruiserweight Champion Tommaso Ciampa ready for his match. Stephanie walks by and congratulates Darren on beating Roman Reigns, saying his upset was trending worldwide on Twitter. She tells Young he will get his title match on Raw tomorrow night, when he faces Finn Balor. She suggests to Titus that he be there to help Darren pull off another upset, before she leaves.
John Cena meets up with someone backstage. It’s Paul Heyman. John says his ‘guy’ is ready for tonight’s plan. Heyman is nervous, but Cena reminds him that they must go through with this no matter who wins between Brock and Roman tonight. Paul tells John to just make sure his guy is ready to go. They split up although Cena seems nervous to trust Heyman.
NORMAL MATCH – Smackdown Women’s Championship
(C) Natalya vs. Mickie James
Objective: Win with Natalya
Renee Young interviews Kevin Owens backstage. She asks his thoughts on tonight’s match, which Owens is extremely confident in. He says there’s no Big Boss Man or unwanted legends in his way from getting gold tonight. Sami Zayn shows up and once again tells Owens he is worried for him. Owens tells Zayn to stay out of his spotlight, or he’ll make Sami stay out. Owens leaves as Zayn continues to look concerned.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH – Raw Tag Team Championship
(C) The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan with Bray Wyatt)
Objective: Win with The New Day
Bray Wyatt enters the ring after the match as his family members, including Braun Strowman who appears from out of nowhere, all surround the ring. They begin laughing as The New Day are seemingly trapped. John Cena’s music hits as he storms the ring. He runs in and tells the Wyatt’s to bring it. A big fight breaks out which leaves The New Day and John Cena standing, along with only Bray Wyatt. Bray laughs and looks up to the sky, but nothing happens. Bray is confused why he won’t disappear, as he turns around to see Randy Orton holding Bray’s lantern! John tells Bray that Randy will smash his lantern into pieces unless he gives up the Urn’s location. Bray pleads and begs with John. Randy is getting ready to smash the lantern onto the steel steps but Bray stops him, whispering into Cena’s ear where the Urn is. Cena nods towards Orton, who tosses the lantern to Bray. Bray hugs the lantern like it’s his child, laughing menacingly. The lights go out and turn back on as the Wyatt’s are completely gone, but Cena now knows where to find Undertaker’s Urn.
Triple H is livid that Bray told Cena where the Urn is. Stephanie says they should forget about Undertaker’s Urn and focus on the championships. She says the Urn was nothing but a waste of time. Triple H reminds Stephanie that the reason Shane is gone is because of the Urn. Stephanie argues that it just escalated things to where Daniel Bryan and now a mystery executive will show up and take over. Stephanie tells Hunter he needs to wake up and see the big picture. She storms out angry as Triple H begins to think hard about his next move.
NORMAL MATCH – Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Tommaso Ciampa (with Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) vs. Neville
Objective: Win with Ciampa
Ciampa celebrates his win, but it’s short lived as Johnny Gargano returns! Ciampa looks like he saw a ghost! Gargano charges the ring as Ciampa runs away through the crowd. Gargano destroys Young & O’Neil, before staring a hole through his former partner from the ring. A loud ‘Johnny Wrestling!’ chant fires up around the arena.
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH – United States Championship
(C) AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
Objective: Win with Kevin Owens
Sami Zayn comes down to talk to Kevin Owens, but instead drills a Helluva Kick onto Styles as he is making it to his feet! Zayn carries Owens up the ramp with his new championship, to everyone’s shock including Kevin’s.
Triple H enters a dark room, with slight smoke. A loud laugh is heard. Triple H tells whoever he is speaking with that he is not happy about tonight. The voice turns out to be Bray Wyatt, who tells Triple H perhaps it was Hunter’s plan that was the issue. Triple H tells Bray to never question him, but has come with good news. Triple H tells Bray that he will get a Universal Championship match on Raw against either Lesnar or Roman. Triple H reveals he doesn’t trust Lesnar, and if Roman wins it wouldn’t hurt to destroy him either. Bray laughs and accepts Triple H’s offer. Bray suggests adding his biggest and most monstrous family member Braun Strowman to the match, saying it will be impossible for Bray to lose then. Hunter agrees and says he hopes this will clear any tension between them.
Renee Young interviews WWE Champion Daniel Bryan backstage. She asks about his match tonight, which Bryan says he is focused on. Bryan saw what happened in the United States Championship match, and decides AJ will have his rematch tomorrow night! He decides to ban Sami Zayn from ringside also. Stephanie approaches Daniel and informs him of the match Triple H just made for the Wyatt’s and the Universal Championship. She also says Sami won’t be banned from Owens’ match, because he will be in the Universal Championship match instead! Stephanie laughs and says that she is also giving the Big Show a WWE Championship Match on Raw against whoever wins tonight. She wishes Daniel Bryan good luck and leaves, but Bryan stops her. He says two can play this game, and gives Gargano a shot at Ciampa’s Cruiserweight Championship tomorrow. Stephanie tells Daniel she hopes Dolph breaks his neck with a Zig Zag before leaving.
IRONMAN MATCH – WWE Championship
(C) Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
Objective: Win with Daniel Bryan
The Big Show comes out and destroys Bryan after the match. Stephanie comes on to the stage and reveals Dolph will also be part of the match tomorrow night, making Daniel Bryan’s title defense a Triple Threat Match! Ziggler and Show begin to show a bit of opposition upon hearing the news, but Stephanie reminds them they’re on the same team.
John Cena is walking very fast backstage, and accidentally runs into Goldust – who is wearing fake glasses and a mustache. Cena immediately recognizes him, which upsets Goldust. Cena asks why he is dressed like that, and Goldust says he is in danger. Cena asks why, but Goldust can’t explain. Cena tells Goldust he can’t help him if Goldust won’t speak to him, so John leaves saying he’s in a hurry. As he does, The Outsiders show up from behind Goldust, looking like the are ready to give a beating.
EXTREME RULES MATCH – Universal Championship
(C) Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
Objective: Win with Roman Reigns
After the match, the lights go off and on as the Wyatt Family appears. They all charge Brock Lesnar, until John Cena’s music hits. Cena runs to the ring with Undertaker’s Urn in hand. Cena tells everyone that he is using the Urn to go back in time himself and find Shane McMahon. Cena goes to open the urn, but the Wyatt’s attack and try to get the Urn back. During the brawl, the Urn opens and falls in the middle of the ring. A large beam of lights spreads throughout the arena, everything being sucked into the Urn before the Urn is sucked into itself. There again is nothing… … … … Cena, Reigns & Lesnar wake up in the ring as both The Wyatt’s and Paul Heyman are gone. The trio look around and see that they have gone back to ECW One Night Stand.
Arena: ECW One Night Stand
Lesnar heads to the back to find Paul Heyman. Cena tells Roman the good news is they didn’t go too far back into the past. The bad news is that Cena doesn’t think this is the time period they sent Shane to. Triple H comes out on to the stage, and blames Cena for sending them back into another time period. Cena says he won’t regret it if they find Shane. Triple H tells John they won’t find Shane here, as he was sent to a different time period than where they are now (confirming Cena’s thought). Triple H says they have a show to put on regardless, and decides Monday Night Raw’s matches will be held tonight. Triple H asks Cena for the Urn so they can go home quickly, but Cena doesn’t have it. Triple H immediately thinks Heyman must have it, since this is the show he created he’s familiar with what’s around. Stephanie approaches Triple H and whispers into his ear. His eyes get big and he excuses himself, telling John to follow Brock and find the Urn – in an eerily calm demeanor.
NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH – NXT Championship
(C) Bobby Roode vs. Roddy Strong
Objective: Win with Roddy Strong
Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie enter a room that has many old equipment in it. They find various hardcore items, but one spots Triple H’s eye. He pulls an item out of a sealed box, revealing it to be the old WWE Hardcore Championship. Stephanie says that they may actually need Undertaker’s Urn after all, in order to get the rest of ‘them’. Cole, Graves and Saxton question what Stephanie and Hunter are implying, or even doing?
Renee Young is interviewing Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor backstage. Finn says he won’t let an upset happen to him tonight against Darren Young, claiming we just saw one. Bobby Roode overhears this and gets in Finn’s face. Roode calls Balor a phony, and not nearly as glorious as he is. Balor points out he’s the only one with a belt standing around, which Roode threatens ‘not for long’. Roode leaves furious. Finn laughs and tells Renee he’s feeling way more glorious than Bobby right now.
NORMAL MATCH – Raw Women’s Championship
(C) Alexa Bliss (with Nia Jax & Tamina) vs. Asuka
Objective: Win with Asuka
Triple H and Stephanie return to their office, not happy at the past two results. Triple H reveals that The Titus Brand asked for Ciampa’s match against Gargano to be a Last Man Standing match, which Triple H confirmed. Gallows & Anderson enter the office, not happy they lost to American Alpha again. They ask for another shot, but Triple H says they have someone in mind already. Suddenly, The Usos jump Gallows & Anderson, beating them outside the office. They drag both Gallows & Anderson to the arena doors and toss them outside. Triple H, slowly following the action, says ‘ good riddance,’ He turns to The Usos and gives them a hard look before leaving. The Usos seem satisfied and lock the arena doors from the inside.
NORMAL MATCH – Intercontinental Championship
(C) Finn Balor vs. Darren Young (with Titus O’Neil)
Objective: Help Darren Young win by being Titus O’Neil (you can also be Darren Young if you wish)
Darren Young is in disbelief he won, running out of the ring and celebrating with O’Neil. Roode comes from behind a recovering Balor and begins to beat him down. Roode calls for the Glorious DDT, but both Samoa Joe & Randy Orton run down to stop Roode. Roode retreats out of the ring and back up the entrance ramp, laughing at the fact Finn Balor lost his championship.
Backstage, Dolph Ziggler and Big Show are discussing a game plan. They agree on most, until they get to the part where someone has to win. They argue over who it should be as Stephanie steps in saying it should be both of them. She reminds them that if one of them wins, they both win. Ziggler tells Show to stay out of his way before leaving.
LAST MAN STANDING MATCH – Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano
Objective: Win with Gargano
The Titus Brand comes out after the match, but Gargano escapes with his new championship. He celebrates in the crowd, while Titus and Young try to wake Ciampa up from the beating he took.
In the locker room, United States Champion Kevin Owens is approached by Sami Zayn. The two hug and Owens thanks Sami again for helping him at Extreme Rules. Sami says he is just happy his best friend is safe and sound. Owens tells Sami he made a right decision, since Sami’s actions have put Zayn in tonight’s main event. Owens tells Sami he has all the confidence in him to win tonight, and leaves for his match. After a moment, Zayn is approached by Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. They understand Sami was just helping his friend at Extreme Rules, but if he tries anything funny on Roman tonight they will come for him. Sami brushes it off and tells them they should leave because unlike them, he has a match to prepare for.
NORMAL MATCH – United States Championship
(C) Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles
Objective: Win with Kevin Owens
In the backstage office, Paul Heyman approaches Triple H & Stephanie. He asks what it is they found earlier tonight, which Stephanie says is none of his business. Paul wants to make a trade, he offers Undertaker’s Urn for the Hardcore Championship they found. Stephanie declines, saying the belt is far more valuable. Triple H wants to consider the deal, but Stephanie tells Hunter he needs to get over the Urn – causing more trouble than it actually helps. Triple H says they need to get home eventually, so Stephanie tells Paul to bring the Urn into their office or he’ll end up like Gallows & Anderson. Heyman leaves as Triple H reminds Stephanie they need the Urn to collect the rest of their ‘prizes’ as well.
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH – WWE Championship
(C) Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Big Show
Objective: Win with Daniel Bryan
After the match, Ziggler pushes Big Show – blaming him for the loss. Show KO Punches Ziggler and leaves the ring.
FATAL-4-WAY MATCH – Universal Championship
(C) Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Sami Zayn
Objective: Win with Sami Zayn
Zayn wins the match as United States Champion Kevin Owens comes down to congratulate his friend. Sami, skeptical because of what happened last time he won a championship, looks at Owens with uncertainty. Owens grabs Zayn and hugs him, confirming they are indeed on the same page. Owens raises Zayn’s hand as The Shield comes out. Owens and Zayn quickly duck the ring and head back up the ramp, with two big smiles on their faces. Roman Reigns is disappointed in the ring with his two brothers.
In the backstage office, Heyman delivers the Urn as promised just as Lesnar walks in. Brock tells Heyman he wants out. Heyman tells Brock they are about to go back home, but Brock says he is done with everything. Brock says he can make more money in UFC then playing fairytale stories with everyone here. Lesnar tells Heyman to open the Urn and send them home. Paul asks Stephanie for the Hardcore Championship, which Stephanie says she can’t hand over. She appreciates the Urn though, and asks to have it. Paul laughs and says he’s not opening the Urn until he gets the Hardcore Championship. Lesnar, not happy at all, grabs Paul and throws him across the office. Lesnar hands the Urn to Stephanie and tells her to send them home now. Stephanie smiles and says ‘of course’, opening the Urn.
Proceed to ‘Chapter Four – The Emperor’s Arrival’