Delete the ‘Hart Foundation’ under ‘edit teams’.
Vince and Stephanie head down to the ring, not very happy. Vince apologizes to everyone, saying he feels embarrassed. Vince promises to make things right, when he finds the 20th championship he needs. Vince asks Goldust to come out so they can talk, but John Cena along with Ambrose & Reigns come out instead. Cena tells Vince he must be crazy to think they are going to listen to him after the stunt he and his daughter pulled at Hell in a Cell. Vince cuts John off, saying the curse he wants is not a bad thing and everyone will benefit from it. Reigns grabs the microphone and tells Vince to shut the hell up. Reigns says this has gone on long enough, and that Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte is still traumatized from what they did to her father last night. Vince asks Roman what he is going to do about it, as Universal Champion Kurt Angles music hits. Kurt stares a hole through Vince and walks right up to him in the ring. Kurt tells Vince that this ends at Survivor Series. Kurt says that he and Shane challenge Vince to a series of matches, where the winning team takes full and complete control of both shows and WWE timeshares. Vince laughs and says he is not risking that, but Stephanie interjects and eventually convinces Vince it may be their only chance to legally obtain all company power from the WWE Board of Directors. Vince finally accepts, but demands to know where Goldust is. Kurt responds by trying to put Vince in the ankle lock, but Stephanie slaps him and stands in front of her fallen father. Kurt is not happy, but leaves the ring not taking action against Stephanie.
Jacqueline (with Ivory) vs. Asuka
Objective: Win with Asuka
Backstage, Raw Women’s Champion Trish Stratus is lecturing Alexa Bliss about what it takes to win Hell in a Cell. Alexa tells Trish that although she respects her, she’s not listening to Trish. The two are approached by Stephanie McMahon, who reveals she is putting together a 4-woman Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series. Stephanie says Trish has been a loyal leader lately, and Bliss’ past gives Stephanie all the trust in her and Trish to be the two representatives for Team McMahon. Before Alexa can answer, Trish immediately accepts – saying she’s the only one fit to lead the women for Team McMahon.
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and John Cena enter Kurt Angle’s office with a plan in mind. They suggest they trade Goldust to Vince for Seth Rollins, but Angle argues that if they give up Goldust then Vince will know where to get the 20th championship. John says Goldust told them which belt it is, and who has it – so they can go get it before Vince even knows where it is. Angle agrees and tells them he will make the deal, but asks the three to search for the limo that JBL and Shango were last seen in, claiming it’s probably in the arena because Vince won’t want to lose it. They agree and leave, but Angle stops John. He asks John to participate in the Survivor Series one-on-one match by representing Team WWE. Cena accepts and says he will destroy whoever the McMahons choose to face him.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
The New Day vs. British Bulldog & Light Heavyweight Champion Tyson Kidd (with Natalya)
Objective: Win with The New Day
The New Day grab microphones after the match and are excited to be back. They say they watched Hell in a Cell, and after the craziness that took place they felt compelled to return. The lights go out quickly as Bray Wyatt appears on the big screen. Wyatt is upset he lost his monster Braun Strowman, claiming he was more of a son than a brother. Wyatt says the light took Braun away from him, and New Day represents that light. Bray says a war has begun, and that they side with the devil. Bray tells New Day they are foolish in returning during a time of war, and they are Bray’s clear enemy. He tells New Day that Bray represents the ‘devil’s’ team, and their two options are to stay and fight the darkness…. or RUN!
Light Heavyweight Champion Tyson Kidd is trying to walk away from British Bulldog backstage, with Natalya leading the way. Bulldog is complaining that Bret left and now they’re without a leader. Tyson stops walking and makes it very clear he is his own man, and not part of the pathetic Hart Foundation. Bulldog scolds Tyson for being disrespectful to his family and elders. Natalya slaps Bulldog and Tyson attacks him, tossing Bulldog off the platform! A slow clap is heard as Tyson and Natalya turn around to Vince. Vince loves what Tyson just did, saying he didn’t know Tyson had that in him. Tyson tells Vince he’s better than half the locker room and more vicious, FACT. Vince tells Tyson another fact is that he will represent Team McMahon in a scheduled 8-Man Battle Royal contest at Survivor Series. Natalya wants a championship rematch, which Vince says she will have, after she leads the 8-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match to victory at Survivor Series. Vince walks away as Kidd & Natalya look at one another.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Raw Tag Team Champion The Club vs. The Fashion Police
Objective: Win with The Club
The Bar come out and attack The Club after the match. A brawl ensues until Stephanie McMahon comes out on stage and breaks it up. She tells them to stop fighting because all five will represent Team McMahon at Survivor Series. She puts The Club and The Bar into an 8-Man Last Man Standing Elimination Tag Team Match and tells AJ Styles he will fight John Cena in the one-on-one match! The two factions argue in the ring until the Fashion Police get up. They then drop the Fashion Police together before leaving.
Ambrose & Reigns are backstage looking for the limo. They turn around to see Seth Rollins is back! Seth hugs them and says he’s glad to be back, confirming the deal Angle struck with Vince for Goldust. Seth also confirms he spoke with Kurt, and the three of them will represent Team WWE in the 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series. Ambrose and Reigns are pumped to hear the news, then Seth reminds them they need to find a fourth partner. Ambrose is just happy Seth is back, as Roman tells Rollins its time to go to war.
Samoa Joe vs. Randy Orton
Objective: Win with Randy Orton
After the match, Universal Champion Kurt Angle comes out on stage. He tells Randy he has been very loyal, and asks Orton to be part of The Shield at Survivor Series. Orton accepts. Angle tells Joe he knows he is really a good guy, and that he knows Joe wants revenge on his former partner AJ Styles. He tells Joe he can’t give him AJ at Survivor Series, but Angle offers Joe a part in the 8-Man Last Man Standing Elimination Tag Team Match to get revenge on Raw Tag Team Champion The Club. Orton extends his hand to Joe, asking him to shake it if he’s in. Joe contemplates for a while, then slaps Orton hand away and leaves the ring. He walks up the ramp and stares at Angle as he walks by him angrily. Angle is disappointed on stage, but he is suddenly attacked by Jinder Mahal and Diesel! Mahal hits the Khallas onto Angle on the stage! Orton runs up and RKO’s Diesel on the stage as Jinder runs away. Medics come out to check on Kurt, along with Orton.
Smackdown Tag Team Champion Kane ’98 (with Undertaker ’98) vs. Andre the Giant (with Bobby Heenan)
Objective: Win with Andre the Giant
Undertaker deals with Heenan, as Andre picks up the win over Kane. WWE Champion Kevin Owens comes out on stage after the match. He says as new WWE Champion he feels under appreciated because he wasn’t even on the Monday Night Raw card. Owens says he will take this time to officially announce he is on Team McMahon at Survivor Series. Owens says he and his best friend United States Champion Sami Zayn will lead the 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match against Orton & The Shield because they are simply the best in the ring. Braun Strowman’s music hits as the Monster comes out on stage. Owens is frozen in fear and gets a Big Boot for standing in Braun’s way. Braun darts for the ring as Andre escapes the ring. Undertaker runs in the ring to protect Kane from Braun, but Braun calls for a microphone. Braun says he is joining Team WWE at Survivor Series, and wants the three biggest guys McMahon has on his squad. Braun says he found one (referring to Andre), then turns to Undertaker & Kane and tells them they are either with Braun or against him. Vince’s music hits as he interrupts on stage. Vince tells Braun he is in over his head if he thinks the Brothers of Destruction will join Strowman. Vince offers Undertaker and Kane the chance to fight with Andre and his team at Survivor Series – and against Braun Strowman. Andre gets in the ring, believing Kane & Undertaker will join him – but they Double Chokeslam Andre the Giant. Undertaker tells Vince to find two more partners for Andre, because he, his brother and Braun will represent Team WWE against Team McMahon in a 6-Man Elimination Tag Team Match. Vince looks enraged on the stage, as Braun hits a Running Powerslam onto Andre that collapses the ring.
Arena: Smackdown Live
Shane McMahon’s music hits as he comes out on stage to a huge reaction. Shane comes to the ring as a ‘Thank you Shane’ chant breaks out. Shane says he is still healing from his match at Hell in a Cell, but says it was worth it to get his hands on his father for what he has done to this company. Shane says he understands the stakes are very high at Survivor Series, and says he can’t compete – fearing it will negatively effect the team. Shane says he has someone in mind to take his spot at Survivor Series and he will be in a match next! Finn Balor’s music hits.
Finn Balor vs. European Champion Rusev (with Lana)
Objective: Win with Finn Balor
Undisputed Champion The Miz and his Miztourage enter Stephanie’s office. Miz says that he should be added to Team McMahon for Survivor Series, claiming he already beat Finn Balor and could easily do it again. Miz offers the services of Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel, but says Maryse is still recovering from her Hell in a Cell Match and can’t fight. Stephanie says she is more useful herself then Dallas & Axel combined, but likes the idea of having Miz on her team. She decides that Miz will team with Intercontinental Champion Bobby Roode at Survivor Series in the 4-Man Elimination Tag Team Match against Finn Balor and whoever Team WWE puts with him. Miz smiles and thanks Stephanie, but before he leaves Stephanie tells Miz’s entourage they have a match tonight against the Smackdown Tag Team Champions. Axel and Dallas look at each other in fear.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Enzo & Big Cass (with Carmella) vs. The Colons
Objective: Win with Enzo & Big Cass
After the match, Enzo grabs a microphone and does his usually routine with Cass. Enzo says they got a bone to pick, because Big Cass had to unlock Enzo out of a dumpster. Enzo says he still smells like trash. Then Enzo claims he had to find his and Cass’ NXT Tag Team Championships stolen away from them. Cass says the McMahons picked the wrong two guys to try and cross, and therefore they offer their services for Team WWE at Survivor Series. Cass says there’s only one word to describe Team McMahon and he’s gonna spell it out for them, S-A-W-F-T – Sawft!
NXT & Cruiserweight Champion Hideo Itami vs. Gran Metalik
Objective: Win with Hideo Itami
After the match, fireworks hit the stage as Neville’s music hits! The King of the Cruiserweights is back, and he tells Itami that he is holding something that belongs to him. Neville says he is the true King of the Cruiserweights and that he will get his championship back soon enough. Neville says he thought he would drop by and tell Itami that he will be on Team WWE at Survivor Series, entering the 8-Man Battle Royal. Neville tells Itami if he had any balls, he would enter the match as well. Itami accepts, saying he will make sure Neville’s return is short lived. Neville suggests putting the Cruiserweight Championship on the line. Itami laughs and says there is no way he is doing that and tells Neville he isn’t worthy.
Enzo & Cass are walking backstage when they are suddenly approached by a group of individuals. It’s the Authors of Pain and Sanity! Enzo claims they don’t want any trouble, just as Big Cass levels Enzo from behind! Enzo is shocked as Carmella leans down to him and slaps him in the face. Big Cass reveals he set Enzo up to get jumped and lose the NXT Tag Team Championship. Enzo asks why as Vince approaches. Vince claims Big Cass is the true star, and that both Cass & Carmella are the future – not Enzo. They throw Enzo in the back of an ambulance and put a straight jacket on him. The ambulance takes off as Vince hands A.O.P. the NXT Tag Team Championships. He tells both NXT factions to follow him and thanks Big Cass and Carmella for their cooperation, claiming they will be heavily rewarded. The NXT stables and Vince leave as the crowd boos both Cass & Carmella.
Go to ‘title management’ and put the ‘NXT Tag Team Championship’ on to the Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar).
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Smackdown Tag Team Champion Kane ’98 & Undertaker ’98 vs. Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel
Objective: Win with Undertaker & Kane
After the match, Andre the Giant walks down to the ring apron. He hops up and stares at both Kane & Undertaker. Suddenly from behind, Diesel & Rikishi jump Kane & Undertaker. Kane & Undertaker get the advantage, until Andre comes in and levels the two. The three beat down Kane & Undertaker as Bobby Heenan informs everyone that both Diesel & Rikishi will be Andre’s partners at Survivor Series for Team McMahon.
Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Raw Women’s Champion Trish Stratus
Objective: Win with Charlotte Flair
Charlotte wins, but Alexa Bliss hits the ring and beats her down. Alexa wakes Trish up as the two beat down Charlotte. Asuka’s music hits as she runs out to save Charlotte Flair. Trish and Alexa backpedal up the entrance ramp. Universal Champion Kurt Angle comes out and tells the women that he really likes the idea of Charlotte & Asuka teaming up. He asks the women if they want to team up to face Trish & Alexa at Survivor Series? A loud ‘Yes!’ chant fires up around the arena as Asuka & Charlotte accept. Trish slaps Kurt in the face as he is suddenly attacked by Jinder Mahal again. Trish & Alexa run away as Jinder picks Kurt up and hits another Khallas on the stage! There are large amount of boos as Jinder picks Kurt up and throws him into the titantron. Jinder screams that he will have his rematch, and take back his championship. Mahal poses on stage as the crowd boos him loudly. Vince’s music hits as he and the NXT factions come out. Vince nods in approval to Jinder, who watches closely. Vince leads the NXT factions to the ring and tells everyone he is in a great mood. He says he is confident Team McMahon will win at Survivor Series because he has the two most dominant factions from NXT on his side. He says in war you need soldiers, and that’s what Vince has. Vince says that Jinder has been a loyal bodyguard and champion to the cause, saying Jinder will represent Team McMahon at Survivor Series in the 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Vince then says that Killian Dain will get another shot at the Hardcore Championship, that he never lost, when he faces Mankind in a Falls Count Anywhere Match at Survivor Series. Shane comes out to help Kurt Angle as Vince continues to talk. Vince says that The New Day also accepted The Wyatt’s oddly stated challenge at Survivor Series and that will be a 2-out-of-3 Falls Tag Team Match. Shane grabs a microphone and says enough. Shane says that Vince thinks he has the upper hand but he doesn’t. Shane says he is officially adding both Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa to the 8-Man Battle Royal, and putting Itami’s Cruiserweight Championship on the line. Shane adds Akira Tozawa, saying he has been a former champion and trusts him. Vince is livid, but Shane’s not done. Shane says that Ember Moon will get her NXT Women’s Championship rematch at Survivor Series in a Ladder Match, which makes NXT Womens Champion Nikki Cross go crazy in the ring. Shane says that he also knows 8 guys who want to beat up both Sanity and A.O.P. Vince laughs saying no one is that crazy, but Roddy Strong’s music hits. Strong, Ohno & TM61 come out on stage. They hit the ring and stare Sanity and A.O.P. in the face. A loud ‘This is Awesome’ chant breaks out, as the good guys get the upper hand in a fight. A.O.P. and Sanity retreat up the ramp with Vince, who is furious. Shane is in the ring with his new NXT army as they celebrate with the crowd.
Hardcore Champion Mankind vs. European Champion Rusev (with Lana)
Objective: Win with Rusev
Killian Dain of Sanity comes out after the match and brutally assaults Mankind, screaming that he will take his championship back to Vince. Rusev applies the Accolade onto Mankind as well, until Lana calls Rusev off. Rusev, Lana and Dain admire the destruction on Mankind, who rolls around in pain.
Vince is watching in his backstage office with Stephanie, as Vince says he likes the idea of having Rusev in his corner. Vince adds Rusev to the Hardcore Championship Match at Survivor Series. The Brian Kendrick enters along with TJP. Kendrick apologizes to Vince for failing him earlier this year, but says he has made it up to him by recruiting the best, young talent within 205 Live – TJP. TJP goes to shake Vince and Stephanie’s hand, but neither respond. Kendrick says he feels bad for failing Vince earlier, and that he asks for redemption in the 8-Man Battle Royal for the Cruiserweight Championship. Vince asks TJP what his motives are? TJP says to make it to the top, and there’s no better way than to impress the boss. Vince smiles and says TJP is smart, adding him and not Kendrick to the 8-Man Battle Royal. Stephanie tells Kendrick if he wins his match tonight to prove his worth, then he too will be added. Kendrick thanks them, as he and TJP leave the office.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
Ivory & Jacqueline vs. Charlotte Flair & Asuka
Objective: Win with Charlotte Flair & Asuka
Rikishi is backstage with his kids the Usos when Shane McMahon approaches. He tells the three he is ashamed that they have chosen to serve Vince instead of fighting with him. Rikishi says Vince is the only reason he is back, and he’s just happy to see his two kids. Shane tells Rikishi he has nothing against he or the Usos, but someone else does… The lights suddenly turn off and on as Smackdown Tag Team Champion Undertaker & Kane appear. They attack the Usos and Rikishi, rendering the Usos unconscious. Kane hits a Chokeslam onto Rikishi. Kane shoots a fireball onto a table, and jumps through the middle of it with his brother – who is also holding Rikishi. The fire goes out as the Usos wake up wondering where their father went.
The Brian Kendrick (with TJP) vs. Cedric Alexander
Objective: Win with Brian Kendrick
Kendrick wins the match thanks to TJP cheating, as he is officially entered into the 8-Man Battle Royal for the Cruiserweight Championship at Survivor Series. The two celebrate in the ring, but Neville comes to the ring and is none to happy. Neville attacks them both, sending TJP out of the ring. Neville hits Kendrick with the Red Arrow, but NXT & Cruiserweight Champion Hideo Itami comes out on stage. Itami tells Neville he may be a ‘King’, but Itami is a warrior – and warriors are the real fighters in war. Itami tells Neville he should’ve stayed where he was, because returning will be the biggest mistake of his life. Itami smiles from the stage as Neville stares a hole through the multi-champion.
Backstage somewhere, Goldust is tied up. Vince enters and asks Goldust if he’s comfortable? Before he can answer, Vince tells Goldust he has 19 championship belts, but apparently they are missing one more. Vince asks Goldust which belt they are missing, but Goldust spits on Vince’s foot. Vince says he figured this would happen, so he brought in some enforcers. Diesel enters along with both NXT Tag Team Champion A.O.P and Sanity. Vince tells Goldust he is going to leave him with all these men, who will beat him down. Vince says that won’t happen if Goldust tells him which belt they need and where they can find it. Goldust says all he knows is that the belt they need is supposedly very expensive. Vince is about to sic his goons on Goldust, saying all the belts are expensive. Vince sarcastically thanks Goldust for his help and leaves his goons to beat up Goldust.
Seth Rollins vs. Jinder Mahal
Objective: Win with Seth Rollins
Backstage, The Shield are watching Seth’s match as Randy Orton approaches. Orton says he’s excited to team with them at Survivor Series. Orton asks Ambrose & Reigns if they trust Seth? Dean says they wholeheartedly do, but Orton reminds them Seth has been gone for quite a while, and asks them if they know what Stockholm Syndrome is? Roman tells Orton to stop beating around the bush and get to the point. Orton says Rollins’ past history says he will turn on The Shield. Orton is also concerned that perhaps The McMahons brainwashed Rollins to be a sleeper agent while he was away. Roman tells Orton if Seth decides to stab them in the back again, it’ll be the last time we see Seth in the WWE. Orton laughs and says he just wants to make sure his team is on the same page before leaving. Dean and Roman look at one another with concern, as Dean believes Orton brings up a good point.
In Vince’s office, Jinder Mahal storms in – enraged he lost his match and the fact Vince threw him into the 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series. United States Champion Sami Zayn & WWE Champion Kevin Owens, who are already there, say they’re insulted Jinder doesn’t want to be on their team. Stephanie reminds Jinder who’s side he is really on, and that he should be grateful he’s on her father’s team after betraying him. Jinder says his growth into a Maharaja is not betrayal, as Vince agrees. Stephanie asks once again what Jinder & Vince’s deal is? Vince, ignoring Stephanie, tells Jinder he better get on the same page as Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. Universal Champion Kurt Angle suddenly barges in and attacks Mahal. He carries Mahal into the hallway and Angle Slams him through a table. Security breaks up the fight as Vince and Stephanie watch from their office door.
NORMAL TAG TEAM
John Cena & Finn Balor vs. Raw Tag Team Champion The Club
Objective: Win with The Club
After the match, AJ Styles attacks John Cena. The Club begin to beat down both Finn and Cena until Samoa Joe comes out. The Club retreats up the entrance ramp, as Joe comes out screaming for AJ to come fight him. Joe bumps into Finn, who is helping Cena. Finn asks Joe what he is doing, then extends his hand. Finn wants Joe to join him in his Survivor Series Match against Intercontinental Champion Bobby Roode and Undisputed Champion The Miz. A loud ‘Yes!’ chant fires up as Joe, thinking, shakes his head no and storms out of the ring. Finn looks disappointed in the ring as the arena fills with boos.
Arena: Smackdown Live
Universal Champion Kurt Angle comes to the ring, and calls out Jinder Mahal. Angle says he wants a piece of Mahal tonight, and will even put his belt on the line! AJ Styles comes out instead. Styles tells Kurt to relax, because he won’t fight Jinder tonight according to Vince McMahon. Kurt reminds AJ he is also in charge, and can schedule the match – but AJ says he wants to fight Kurt for his belt instead. AJ says that Jinder is too busy with his 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match, but AJ needs a warm up for John Cena. AJ calls Kurt exactly that, a warm up – and goats him into accepting his challenge. Kurt tells Styles he will get a shot against Kurt for his belt on Raw if he can beat Samoa Joe inside a Steel Cage tonight! Styles complains, but eventually accepts.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
The Bar vs. Titus O’Neil & Darren Young
Objective: Win with The Bar
Raw Tag Team Champion The Club come to the ring after the match. They have an intense stare down with The Club. Both teams then turn their attention to The Titus Brand. The four attack Young & Titus, until Crews comes out to help. Crews is quickly beaten down though, as the Titus Brand are brutally beaten. Sheamus grabs a microphone and says no one will challenge the four at Survivor Series in a brutal 8-Man Last Man Standing Elimination Tag Team Match. Sheamus says together, they are the four toughest competitors in WWE history. The Fashion Police come out on stage and say they’re not afraid of either team. The Fashion Police officially announce themselves as Team WWE representatives in the 8-Man Last Man Standing Elimination Tag Team Match. Sheamus laughs and tells them that they will be easy opponents, and no one will join the Fashion Police because everyone else is afraid of them.
Shane and the Usos are arguing backstage, when suddenly a big fireball comes up from the ground. Undertaker ’98 and Kane ’98 come through, as Shane asks where the hell they went? The Usos ask where their father is, as Undertaker says he will rest, in peace. The Usos are devastated, thinking the two killed their father. Undertaker says Rikishi is alive just in another time period and the Usos better watch out or they’ll join their father. Kane warns them to stay out of their way, because there is no sympathy in war – only survival of the fittest. The two walk off as the Usos are stunned their father is trapped in another time period.
6-MAN TAG TEAM
The Wyatt Family vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns
Objective: Win with Ambrose, Rollins & Reigns
The New Day appear on the big screen, distracting The Wyatt Family with Big E shooting laser beams from his unicorn horn. Bray leaves in the middle of the match, as the Shield capitalize on the distraction. After the win, Seth pats both Roman & Dean on the back. Roman & Dean are paranoid and turn around quickly ready to fight. Seth is confused, and plays along with them. Seth leaves the ring smiling, as Dean and Roman look at each other still uncertain.
Orton is watching backstage, but is approached by the NXT Team of Roderick Strong, Kassius Ohno & TM61. They tell Orton they’re excited to fight on the same team with him. Strong tells Orton he looks up to him and his accomplishments within the business. Orton tells the four that he appreciates their kind words, but they are not in a class with the Viper. Orton suggests they stop kissing ass and start kicking it, beginning with Survivor Series. Orton leaves rudely as the four look at each other, a bit surprised but not overly concerned.
Divas Champion Paige vs. Naomi
Objective: Win with Paige
Natalya comes out on stage after the match with her husband, Light Heavyweight Champion Tyson Kidd. Natalya tells Paige she has been nothing short of impressive since coming back, and that Natalya wants her on Team McMahon for the Woman’s 8-Woman Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series. Paige accepts, but Kidd is ambushed by British Bulldog! Natalya screams and runs off as Bulldog hits a Running Powerslam onto Kidd on the stage! Bulldog challenges Kidd to a match on Raw, and tells Kidd he will teach the ‘punk’ some respect. Bulldog drops the microphone as the crowd cheers on Davey Boy Smith.
John Cena approaches Goldust backstage, who is clearly not well after the beating he took. John says Goldust has been brave throughout this whole thing, and just wanted to thank him for his help. Goldust says he didn’t help anyone but Vince, and that his father Dusty Rhodes would be ashamed. Cena says he knows personally that Dusty would be proud, as Goldust questions what John means? John says that he just has a feeling that if Dusty was still here, he’d be proud of his son for fighting for the WWE. Cena leaves as Goldust looks back at John, uncertain and scared.
STEEL CAGE MATCH
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
Objective: Win with AJ Styles
In the backstage parking lot, Braun Strowman is walking around looking for the limo with Shango & JBL in it. Strowman is cut off by Diesel & Andre the Giant, as the three begin to assault one another. As the three continue to fight out of the picture, a large light appears out of nowhere as JBL’s limo comes flying through and lands in the parking lot – perfectly next to other limos. The limo opens as JBL steps out with an item covered in his hand. He closes the limo and locks it before leaving.
Vince McMahon and his daughter Stephanie are already in the ring when the show starts. Vince wants to welcome the newest Team McMahon participant for Survivor Series, and the person teaming with Andre & Diesel in the 6-Man Elimination Tag Team Match – JBL. JBL heads down to the ring, with the same item from before in his hand. Vince hugs JBL and asks for whatever item is in JBLs hand, as JBL gives it to Vince. Braun’s music suddenly hits as he heads for the ring. Vince and Stephanie leave the ring quickly, as Braun enters and flattens JBL before grabbing a microphone. Braun tells Vince he wants Kevin Owens and the WWE Championship back, but not before he ends Vince. Braun says he will destroy Vince’s team single handily, and that no one can stop him. Vince seems unimpressed, and decides to put Braun in a match against JBL next.
NORMAL MATCH (turn entrance OFF)
Braun Strowman vs. JBL
Objective: Win with Braun Strowman
Immediately after the match, Andre the Giant and Diesel are in the ring beating down Strowman. The lights go out as a loud ‘gong’ is heard. The lights turn on as Kane and Undertaker are in the ring. A big brawl breaks out where Kane & Undertaker clean the ring out. Andre, JBL & Diesel retreat up the entrance ramp, but Bobby Heenan is trapped in the ring. Heenan pleads for Undertaker not to hurt him, but Braun picks him up and hits him with a Running Powerslam. Andre is devastated on the entrance ramp, looking on helplessly.
Samoa Joe is in his locker room taping his wrists. Universal Champion Kurt Angle enters and tries to convince him to join Team WWE at Survivor Series. Joe tells Kurt he doesn’t take sides in some stupid corporate war. Joe tells Kurt that the last time he trusted someone he got stabbed in the back. Kurt chastises Joe, telling him to get over whatever AJ did to him, because AJ had good intentions and that Joe should stop being selfish to see the bigger picture. Joe gets in Kurt’s face and asks him if he thinks he is stupid? Kurt says absolutely, because if Joe wasn’t stupid he would’ve already joined Team WWE. Angle complains he is wasting time talking to a selfish person and leaves, as Joe looks on frustrated. Angle walks out of the locker room as he is suddenly attacked by Jinder Mahal. Mahal beats Angle down, yelling about how AJ Styles will destroy him tonight. Jinder throws Kurt through a bunch of boxes and tells him that the Maharaja would love nothing more than to reclaim his championship, but he has bigger plans. Jinder leaves as Angle tries to recover from the Mahal jumping.
Light Heavyweight Champion Tyson Kidd (with Natalya) vs. British Bulldog
Objective: Win with Tyson Kidd
Kidd cheats to win with the help of Natalya, as Bulldog is not happy. He walks over to Kidd and applies the Sharpshooter onto him. Natalya grabs the ring bell and drills Bulldog in the back of the head with it, causing him to bleed. Natalya grabs Tyson as the two run from ringside, as medics check on Bulldog.
The New Day are walking around backstage, dancing and eating cereal. The lights go out and turn back on as blood is on the wall and a fake unicorn severed head on the ground. The New Day scream as Xavier says the Wyatts must not be far. Xavier screams they are not afraid, defiantly. Goldust comes from behind the three, which scares the crap out of New Day. Big E yells at Goldust, who apologizes. Goldust says he is in a crossroads on what to do. He knows what is right, but also is afraid of what Vince is capable of. New Day put Goldust in his place, telling him that an entire locker room is prepared to go to war with Vince McMahon while Goldust continues to hide. Big E tells Goldust he needs to grow a pair. They ask Goldust about the beating he took from Vince’s goons, which Goldust reveals he didn’t get hurt too bad because he gave Vince what he wanted to hear.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH
NXT Tag Team Champion Authors of Pain vs. TM61
Objective: Win with A.O.P.
A.O.P. beat down TM61 after the match, as Roderick Strong and Kassius Ohno come out to try and make a save. Before the can reach the ring, Sanity comes from the audience and attacks Strong & Ohno. Hardcore Champion Mankind comes out and attacks Killian Dain. A big brawl breaks out as security and backstage officials have to come out to break it all up.
Vince is in his office with Stephanie as they marvel over the item JBL got for them earlier. Universal Champion Kurt Angle storms in angry, asking to fight Jinder Mahal. Vince reminds Kurt he has a championship match tonight against AJ Styles, as he then begins to tease Kurt over the fact that he is losing control – and will lose Sunday at Survivor Series. Kurt tells Vince he will break Jinder’s ankle, but first he will break AJ’s. Kurt leaves furiously as Natalya and Light Heavyweight Champion Tyson Kidd come running in. Tyson is out of breathe asking for help, as Bulldog drills him from behind. Vince orders the fight to stop, but Bulldog doesn’t listen. Bulldog hits Tyson a few more times, then picks him up ready for a Running Powerslam. A beam of light drills Bulldog as he is sucked into said light. The light is coming from Papa Shango’s top hat, apparently the item JBL gave Vince earlier. Stephanie is holding the hat, covering it after Bulldog was sent through. Natalya asks Stephanie what the hell she was thinking, as Stephanie said Bulldog wasn’t stopping so she panicked. Natalya is more concerned that she could’ve sucked Tyson through the portal, but Stephanie says she has no regrets because Bulldog is gone. Vince tells Stephanie they need to get the 20th championship soon, and hands Stephanie a piece of paper. Stephanie asks Vince if the person listed knows where the championship is? Vince says that Goldust wrote down all the information on the final belt. Stephanie says Goldust may be lying, which Vince agrees with but they don’t have any other leads. Stephanie agrees and leaves as Vince smiles as if his plan has finally come full circle.
NORMAL MATCH – Universal Championship
(C) Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles (with Raw Tag Team Champion The Club)
Objective: Win with AJ Styles
The Club try to interfere after the match, but The Fashion Police come down to help. The Bar come down to attack The Fashion Police, but they are then attacked by all three members of the Titus Brand!
John Cena is backstage talking with Naomi, Becky Lynch and Bayley. They all mention different reasons as to why they want to fight Natalya’s team in the 8-Women Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series. Bayley wants to fight her former friend Sasha Banks, who is revealed to be on Natalya’s team. Becky points out they only have three woman though, and they need four. John says that he appreciates all the passion the women have for the WWE, and that their bravery has not gone unnoticed. John tells them he found a fourth member for their match. A limo pulls up as John says ‘right on time.’ He opens the door as his fiancé Nikki Bella steps out! The three other woman greet and hug Nikki, welcoming her back. John hugs and kisses Nikki, saying he is proud of her for returning and stepping up. They kiss again.
Arena: Smackdown Live
New Universal Champion AJ Styles comes out with Raw Tag Team Champion The Club. AJ brags about his championship, saying things have actually been good for him since joining the McMahons. His celebration is short lived when Samoa Joe comes out on stage. Joe congratulates Styles on his victory, but claims he would be champion by now if he turned on AJ sooner. Joe tells AJ that he is officially joining Team WWE at Survivor Series. AJ laughs, saying that’s fine because AJ already has a match and won’t fight Joe. Joe says that may be true, but he and his Survivor Series partner want a match against the Raw Tag Team Champions tonight. AJ accepts on behalf of The Club and wonders who would team with Joe at Survivor Series. Finn Balor’s music hits as he comes out.
NORMAL TAG TEAM MATCH (turn entrance OFF)
Raw Tag Team Champion The Club vs. Samoa Joe & Finn Balor
Objective: Win with Samoa Joe & Finn Balor
Undisputed Champion The Miz, his entourage and Intercontinental Champion Bobby Roode come out on stage after the match. Miz congratulates Joe & Finn on their win, but say he and Roode are better than The Club. Miz warns Joe & Balor that they will not stand a chance against two of the most stylish, handsome and overall superior competitors in WWE today. Roode hits a glorious pose as Miz claims their victory on Sunday will be awesome.
Backstage in Shane’s office, Shane reveals to Neville he has a one-on-one match tonight against Cruiserweight & NXT Champion Hideo Itami. Neville leaves satisfied as The Titus Brand enter. They are still upset about being attacked by The Bar and The Club a week ago, and say they want to join Team WWE at Survivor Series. Titus says he foolishly thought joining Vince would due good for his career, but after this year’s events he now sees Vince just uses people for his own agenda. Shane says despite their past affiliation with his father, they have shown true passion for themselves and the WWE. Shane adds Apollo Crews to the Hardcore Championship Match and adds Titus & Darren to join the Fashion Police against The Bar and The Club in the 8-Man Last Man Standing Elimination Tag Team Match. Shane tells them to make him proud and to get their revenge on Sunday.
Ric Flair ’88 (with Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair) vs. Eric Young (with Killian Dain, NXT Women’s Champion Nikki Cross & Alexander Wolfe)
Objective: Win with Ric Flair
Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte joins her father in the ring, and hugs him. She is attacked by NXT Champion Nikki Cross, but Ember Moon comes out to get Nikki! Stephanie McMahon comes from behind with Shango’s hat and points it towards Ember Moon. Ric pushes Ember out of the way and is hit with the beam of light, being sent through the time portal. Stephanie covers Shango’s hat and looks shocked she hit Flair instead. Charlotte stares at Stephanie, who hightails it out of the ring. Charlotte begins to cry as Ember comforts her in the ring.
Randy Orton approaches The Shield backstage, revealing they have a match tonight. Seth says he has to go check on something and leaves. Orton asks Dean & Roman if Seth has been acting weird lately, as Dean admits Seth has been a loner lately – point in case as he just took off without telling anyone where he was going. Orton tells The Shield they need to go ahead and kick Seth out now, but Roman questions why Randy is so quick to pull a trigger. Orton says these are dangerous times, and he doesn’t want to get stuck in another time period. Orton tells Roman & Dean he trusts they will do what is right if Seth decides to stab them in the back at Survivor Series. Orton leaves as Dean & Roman look at one another.
Nikki Bella (with John Cena) vs. Emma
Objective: Win with Emma
Universal Champion AJ Styles and Raw Tag Team Champion The Club attack John at ringside during the match. This distracts Nikki as Emma picks up the win. They throw John in the ring and hit a Magic Killer on him. AJ puts Cena in a Calf Crusher while the Club holds him down. While applying the Calf Crusher, AJ reveals as champion he can fight whenever and whoever he wants. AJ says he doesn’t feel like taking on a big time champion like John Cena at Survivor Series. AJ says he found a replacement looking to get back into the picture, as Dolph Ziggler’s music hits! Ziggler is back and he walks to the ring with very little emotion. He smirks at John when he enters the ring. Ziggler Superkicks John and tells everyone he is back to prove to Vince and the entire McMahon family they chose right when they picked him to be their champion. Dolph drops the microphone and walks off as The Club admire the damaged Cena.
Emma is walking backstage as she is stopped by Natalya. Natalya says she was impressed with Emma tonight, and asks Emma if she wants another chance to prove to the McMahons that she is worthy – claiming Emma has been hiding from Vince since losing the NXT Women’s Championship. Emma says of course, as Natalya offers her a spot to join her team at Survivor Series. Emma accepts, saying it will be just as enjoyable beating Nikki Bella as it was tonight. Natalya smiles and tells Emma she’ll see her Sunday.
Cruiserweight & NXT Champion Hideo Itami (with TJP & The Brian Kendrick) vs. Neville (with Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa)
Objective: Win with Neville
Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte is backstage walking around crying. Smackdown Tag Team Champion Kane sees this and becomes upset. Undertaker asks why Kane is so rattled, as Kane says he helped Charlotte not long ago and wants to help her again. Kane turns and finds JBL’s limo! Kane opens it, but Papa Shango is nowhere in the limo. Kane says that Shango must’ve used his invisible cloak to sneak out. Undertaker suggests they destroy JBL’s limo, since no curse can be made without the chamber. Kane agrees and sets it on fire. The fire burns out and JBL’s limo isn’t even scratched. Undertaker determines the limo is indestructible and can’t be destroyed.
6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins vs. WWE Champion Kevin Owens, United States Champion Sami Zayn & Jinder Mahal
Objective: Win with Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins
The Shield win the match as Randy Orton comes out to celebrate with his Survivor Series team. Orton raises Roman Reigns’ hand, then hits him with an RKO out of nowhere! Rollins and Ambrose are stunned, but Mahal hits Rollins with a Khallas and Owens hits the Popup Powerbomb on to Ambrose before they can react. Orton then grabs a few chairs and passes them out as the four continue to beat down The Shield. After minutes of a beating with a chair, Orton raises his hand with the three – as Owens announces the fourth member of Team McMahon in the 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series… Randy Orton! Orton poses as the crowd boos. The ring commentators realize that Team WWE is down a man for the 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series.
Arena: Survivor Series
Vince McMahon is in the ring with daughter Stephanie, as he introduces the man who will lead Team McMahon in tonight’s main event… Randy Orton! Randy Orton comes to the ring and shakes both of their hands, but before he can talk Jinder Mahal storms out. While he is approaching the ring, Jinder complains that he should be leading the team tonight – showing signs of losing control like earlier in the year. Vince tells Jinder to calm down, because that doesn’t even matter. Jinder is suddenly attacked by Kurt Angle from behind. Orton goes to attack Kurt, but Vince holds him off. Angle grabs Jinder’s microphone and tells Jinder he’ll get more of that later tonight, because Angle is officially entering himself into the 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match, taking Randy Orton’s spot. Kurt tells Randy he has no idea why he turned his back on everyone, but tonight he will regret it and that it’s true, its damn true! Kurt heads to the back as the ring announcers say a total of 12 matches are scheduled for tonight, with an impromptu 13th ‘overtime’ match if there’s a tiebreaker.
FATAL-4-WAY FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH – Hardcore Championship
(C) Mankind vs. European Champion Rusev vs. Killian Dain vs. Apollo Crews
Objective: Win with Apollo Crews
Team WWE: 1 Team McMahon: 0
John Cena and Nikki Bella are in their locker room. John says Randy has always been a snake, and that he should’ve never trusted him. Cena leaves to get ready for his match later tonight and wishes his fiancé luck. Nikki is approached by her sister Brie Bella, who came to support Nikki – but reveals Daniel Bryan is at home with the baby. Nikki hugs her sister and thanks her for coming, as Brie reveals she’ll be watching backstage during her match tonight.
Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte is changing in her locker room, as Stephanie enters with Jacqueline and Ivory in front of her for protection. Charlotte wants to slug Stephanie, but Stephanie advises against it as her boss. Stephanie came to apologize, not knowing Ric would step in front of Ember Moon. Charlotte says Stephanie will pay for what she did, but Stephanie says Charlotte is overreacting as her present day father is alive and well. Charlotte slaps Stephanie in the face then leaves, as Stephanie asks why Ivory and Jacqueline allowed Charlotte to slap her?
8-MAN LAST MAN STANDING ELIMINATION TAG TEAM MATCH
The Fashion Police, Titus O’Neill & Darren Young vs. Raw Tag Team Champion The Club & The Bar
Objective: Win with The Club & The Bar
Team WWE: 1 Team McMahon: 1
TWO-OUT-OF-THREE FALLS 6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family
Objective: Win with The Wyatt Family
Team WWE: 1 Team McMahon: 2
Stephanie enters Vince’s office with Ivory & Jacqueline. Vince is going over something on his cell phone with Jinder Mahal. Stephanie asks to interrupt, but both Jinder and Vince send her away. Stephanie leaves as Vince tells Jinder that their plan is in place, should Vince lose his timeshares tonight. Suddenly, a beam of light drills Ivory and Jacqueline – as they are sucked into it. Jinder and Vince turn to see Stephanie with Shango’s hat. Stephanie says failure is unacceptable when it’s all you do (referring to Ivory & Jacqueline). Stephanie asks what plan Jinder and Vince have, but Vince says that it’s nothing to worry about. Stephanie mentions that it would be a shame to have to use the time portal on her own family, again. She leaves as Vince and Jinder look at one another with worry.
4-MAN ELIMINATION TAG TEAM MATCH\
Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. Intercontinental Champion Bobby Roode & Undisputed Champion The Miz
Objective: Win with Bobby Roode & The Miz
Team WWE: 1 Team McMahon: 3
After, Finn extends his hand to Joe. Joe looks at it, laughs, then goes forehead-to-forehead with Finn. The two argue over the match as Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas tend to The Miz. Joe and Finn see this and begin to take their frustrations out on Axel & Dallas. Joe puts Dallas to sleep while Finn hits a Coup de Grace onto Axel.
Smackdown Tag Team Champion Kane & Undertaker approach Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte. Kane apologizes for Charlotte’s loss, saying he felt empty when his father Paul Bearer died. Undertaker tells Charlotte that since Papa Shango is not in JBL’s limo, to be careful. Charlotte says she’s not careful, she’s pissed off. Charlotte walks off as Kane & Undertaker feel she can take care of herself for the night. Kane & Undertaker say Shango has many WWE items with voodoo curses attached. They mention his skull that puts people to sleep. They mention his top hat that is a time portal (that Stephanie currently possesses). They also mention his invisible cloak and his cane that can control other items like telekinesis. Undertaker tells Kane they need to warn everybody about Shango’s powers and the fact he is loose.
8-WOMAN ELIMINATION TAG TEAM MATCH
Divas Champion Paige, Natalya, Sasha Banks & Emma vs. Nikki Bella, Bayley, Naomi & Becky Lynch
Objective: Win with Paige, Natalya, Sasha Banks & Emma
Team WWE: 1 Team McMahon: 4
Vince enters Shane’s office, and begins to brag about his team running away with tonight. Vince says it’s just like Hell in a Cell all over again. Shane tells Vince that he’ll run this company into the dirt, which Vince says maybe. Vince says there is no greater power than what Papa Shango can offer, and tells Shane he should be by his side instead of against him. Shane says he would rather go down fighting with the WWE. Vince tells Shane he just might, and walks off confidently.
8-MAN ELIMINATION TAG TEAM MATCH
NXT Tag Team Champion The Authors of Pain & Sanity (Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe) vs. TM61, Kassius Ohno & Roderick Strong
Objective: Win with A.O.P. & Sanity
Team WWE: 1 Team McMahon: 5
Renee Young is backstage interviewing NXT & Cruiserweight Champion Hideo Itami. Renee tells Itami that he can seal at the worst an overtime match against Team WWE with a win in his next match. Itami realizes this and says he is not worried. Itami claims to be the greatest warrior within WWE history, which includes Ultimate Warrior. Itami says winning tonight will be easy, and that he will be responsible for Team McMahon winning tonight. Asuka interrupts as the two greet each other with respect. In Japanese, they talk. Asuka tells Itami he has chosen an unwise path, but Itami believes the path he has chosen is the one of a true fighter and survivor. Asuka agrees, but says the nobility of a warrior is just as important as fighting skills – which Itami is not. Itami becomes angry and gets in Asuka’s face. He asks point blank in English, if Asuka thinks he is noble? She does not, and says she knows someone who is coming to take the NXT Championship from him to bring nobility back to their respected country of Japan. Itami asks who else form Japan she thinks can defeat him? Asuka says Itami should know, and personally asked him to come to WWE to help fight with her. Itami says, ‘it’s not… is it?’ Asuka smiles and leaves as Itami looks concerned.
8-MAN ELIMINATION BATTLE ROYAL – Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Hideo Itami vs. TJP vs. The Brian Kendrick vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Neville vs. Light Heavyweight Champion Tyson Kidd
Objective: Win with Neville, pinning or submitting Itami last
Team WWE: 2 Team McMahon: 5
Itami is livid he lost his belt and goes after Neville. Suddenly, Shinsuke Nakamura‘s music hits! Nakamura comes out on stage as Itami looks like he’s seen a ghost! Nakamura weirdly makes his way to the ring as a loud ‘holy shit’ chant fires in the arena. Nakamura enters the ring, which Itami goes after immediately. Nakamura reverses every strike Itami throws, and kicks him right in the face. Itami rolls out of the ring as Nakamura signals ‘bring it’ to Itami. Itami doesn’t want to, but Neville throws him into the ring. Nakamura hits the Kinshasa onto Itami as the arena goes crazy.
LADDER MATCH – NXT Women’s Championship
(C) Nikki Cross vs. Ember Moon
Objective: Win with Ember Moon
Team WWE: 3 Team McMahon: 5
6-MAN ELIMINATION TAG TEAM MATCH
Braun Strowman, Smackdown Tag Team Champion Kane ’98 & Undertaker ’98 vs. Andre the Giant, Diesel & JBL
Objective: Win with Strowman, Kane & Undertaker
Team WWE: 4 Team McMahon: 5
Papa Shango appears on the big screen after the match, claiming he hijacked the airwaves with a voodoo curse similar to the one he gave Bray. He laughs because he says despite WWE’s best attempts Shango is too powerful. Shango says it doesn’t matter if WWE wins tonight, because Shango doesn’t answer to Vince. Shango says he answers only to himself, and he desires to be free within the WWE and the true ruler of it’s universe. Shango laughs more and tells Kane he misplaced something – Shango pulls out Undertaker’s urn. Shango begins laughing loudly as Kane and Undertaker dart out of the ring to go find Shango.
John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler
Objective: Win with Dolph Ziggler
Team WWE: 4 Team McMahon: 6
Renee Young is interviewing Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte backstage. Charlotte says that Team WWE is going to make a great comeback and that her and Asuka will jumpstart it. Charlotte says Stephanie and the McMahons made a big mistake to cross the Flairs and they will pay. Charlotte leaves confidently.
4-WOMAN ELIMINATION TAG TEAM MATCH
Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Asuka vs. Raw Women’s Champion Trish Stratus & Alexa Bliss
Objective: Win with Charlotte Flair & Asuka
Team WWE: 5 Team McMahon: 6
Universal Champion AJ Styles is in the locker room with Raw Tag Team Champion The Club. He is approached by Vince who asks where AJ is going? AJ says he’s leaving, and as champion he wants first class plane tickets next time they travel. Vince tells AJ he is going nowhere, because if WWE wins the next match then AJ is who Vince picks to fight in overtime. AJ laughs and says as champion he can fight who he wants and when he wants. Vince says as current majority shareholder and owner of the WWE, he gets to tell AJ that he must stay and fight. Vince smiles and pats AJ hard on the shoulder, telling him it could all ride on the Phenomenal One. Vince leaves as AJ doesn’t look happy.
8-MAN ELIMINATION TAG TEAM MATCH
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Kurt Angle vs. WWE Champion Kevin Owens, United States Champion Sami Zayn, Randy Orton & Jinder Mahal
Objective: Win with Ambrose, Reigns, Rollins & Angle
Team WWE: 6 Team McMahon: 6
Vince comes out on stage, asking Shane to come out as well. Shane does as Vince says they have a tiebreaker, and that Vince is going to send out the Universal Champion AJ Styles. Suddenly, Stone Cold’s music hits! The Rattlesnake is back and he heads to the ring! Vince is in shock. Austin says he is back and representing Team WWE in the tiebreaker, revealing he had to escape the Wyatt Family Compound. Stone Cold claims he is pissed off and tells AJ to get his ass down to the ring so he can kick it. AJ’s music hits, as Shane says that since this could be his last moment with power – it will be a title match! Vince and AJ are livid, but there’s nothing they can do.
NORMAL MATCH – Universal Championship (turn entrance OFF)
(C) AJ Styles vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Objective: Win with Stone Cold
Team WWE: 7 Team McMahon: 6 – F/OT
Austin wins as he’s the new champion and Vince must give all his timeshares to Shane! The entire WWE locker room comes out to celebrate. Vince is in shock at ringside. Suddenly, the lights go out and turn back on as Papa Shango is standing on top of the announcers table located next to the stage. Shango is surrounded by JBL, Diesel, Sanity and many others that represent Team McMahon. The lights go out again and turn back on as Bray Wyatt is in the middle of the ring with Undertaker’s urn. Bray laughs that Austin was able to escape their compound, but foolish. He then opens the urn, but turns it upside down. The ring slowly begins to suck into the urn like a milkshake through a straw. The lights go out and turn back on as Bray is gone. Shango, using his cane, begins to manipulate Undertaker’s urn – slowly turning it into circles. The middle of the ring has become a Maelstrom-like time portal, with Shango turning the circles faster and faster. The Maelstrom picks up speed and begins sucking superstars into it! The Shield go after Shango as Cena and others try to save people from being sucked through! Noam Dar, Alicia Fox, Emma, Akira Tozawa, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Sawyer Fulton, Gran Metalik, Jack Gallagher, The Hype Bros, Rich Swann, Curt Hawkins and Bo Dallas get sucked through the ring Maelstrom! Lana tries to hold onto her husband’s leg, but let’s go as she is sucked into the Maelstrom. Bobby Heenan is hanging on to Andre the Giant, but Heenan’s hand slips as he too is sucked through to Andre’s fright. JBL, Diesel and Sanity fight The Shield back towards the ring. Sanity is trying to push Roman into the ring, but Strowman picks up both Wolfe & Dain and tosses them in! Strowman tosses Eric Young in, who screams as he goes down the Maelstrom. Nikki Cross just decides to jump in after her faction. Dean & Seth are able to fight off Diesel & JBL, tossing them into the Maelstrom as well. Nikki screams as she sees her sister Brie holding onto one of the turnbuckles. John Cena sees this and reaches out to Brie, but Brie lets go just as John gets there – being sucked into the Maelstrom! A laser beam fires at Papa Shango, which startles him and the ring commentators, as Shango falls off the commentary table and into a coffin that Undertaker has waiting. Undertaker locks the coffin, while Kane closes the urn. The laser came from The New Day’s Unicorn Horns, with the faction on stage. Cena, The Shield, The New Day and many others try to escort people into the back locker room as Vince looks at the chaos he ultimately created. Shane tells Vince that on Monday night, he expects the contract for his timeshares to be finalized so that this finally ends. Shane leaves to help with helping others as Vince continues to look on in disbelief. Stephanie is watching everything backstage. Talking to somebody off screen, Stephanie says her father is very predictable and it’s a good thing they planned everything from the beginning. Stephanie says that’s why she fell in love with whoever she is speaking to.
Proceed to ‘Chapter Nine: Return of Thy King’.