Drew McIntyre walks up on a group of Superstars backstage joking around – Cedric, WWE NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits, Finn Balor, No Way Jose, and a few others. He knocks them and has words for Cedric, who stands up to him. Drew says he doesn’t plan on just hurting Cedric for last week, he’s going to disembowel and dismember him. Drew says he was just kidding, that’s illegal, but he will humble Cedric, and completely eviscerate him tonight. Cedric says he’s heard from other people that he’s humble before but tonight, the joke will be on Drew. They face off to end the segment. We go to commercial.
Cedric Alexander vs. Drew McIntyre
Back from the break and out comes Drew McIntyre. Cedric Alexander is out next.
The bell rings and Drew goes right to work on Cedric, overpowering him around the ring. Cedric comes back and turns it around with a big kick to the head to drop Drew. Cedric with more offense in and out of the ring until Drew catches him with a big belly-to-belly throw across the ring. Drew with a few more big throws across the ring. Fans try to rally for Cedric but Drew drops him with a chop.
Cedric gets out of a suplex attempt with knees to the head. More back and forth now. Cedric flies with a huge dropkick to knock Drew out of the air as he leaped off the top. They both go down. Drew is stunned still but he manages to drop Cedric with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Drew with more offense in the corner now. Drew goes for the inverted Alabama Slam but Cedric counters and turns it into a pin for the win.
Winner: Cedric Alexander
– after the match, Cedric immediately retreats to the ramp as his music hits. The referee runs out and raises his arm. Cedric is shocked. Drew can’t believe it either. Cole calls it a huge upset and the biggest win of Cedric’s WWE career. Cedric looks on from the stage as Drew recovers in the ring.
We’re live from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Renee Young. We see Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre backstage walking. Cole leads us to a video package for tonight’s opener.
No Holds Barred Match: The Undertaker and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre
We go to the ring and the boos start up as soon as Shane McMahon’s music hits. Shane makes his way out to the ring first. Mike Rome stops his original introduction and gives Shane a big “Best In the Word” introduction. Drew McIntyre is out next. Roman Reigns is out first for his team. Shane and Drew try to intimidate Reigns as he waits by himself for his partner to come out. The bell finally tolls as the lights go out and The Undertaker’s grand entrance begins.
Taker stands with Reigns and they stare down their opponents, who aren’t backing down. Taker takes off his hat as the lightning strikes and fans pop. Renee accuses Shane of hiding behind Drew, who is staring Taker down. Fans start chanting Taker’s name. The bell finally rings as Drew starts off with Reigns.
They talk some trash and meet in the middle of the ring. Drew strikes first and they start brawling. Reigns sends Drew into the corner and rocks him with a big right hand. Reigns scoops Drew for a Samoan Drop but Drew slides out. Drew ends up hitting a big belly-to-belly across the ring. Drew takes it to the corner and tags in Shane after stomping away on Reigns. Shane comes in to boos. Shane with a bunch of strikes on Reigns in the corner. Reigns comes back with a big right hand. Reigns mounts Shane in the corner and unloads with strikes as fans count along. Taker is ready to come in and fans pop. Shane tries to avoid it. Taker tags in to a big pop. Taker unloads on Shane with strikes and big shoulder blocks. Taker drops a leg over Shane’s arm and covers for a 2 count.
Taker grabs Shane by his arm and stares Drew down. Taker lets Shane get close for a tag but yanks him back, still staring Drew down. Taker goes up for Old School but Shane pulls him down and unloads with strikes in the corner. Taker easily turns it around and beats Shane down in the corner. Taker continues running over Shane as Reigns looks on smiling. Fans chant “you still got it” at Taker now. Taker goes back to the top rope and this time hits Old School for a big pop.
Drew reaches for a tag and Taker allows it. Taker and Drew stare each other down as Drew slowly comes in. They meet face-to-face and Drew strikes first. Taker fires back with strikes and they trade shots in the middle of the ring. Drew kicks Taker in the face but he just takes it. Drew counters a shot and clotheslines Taker over the top but he lands on his feet. Taker brings Drew out and sends him into the apron. Taker with a big leg drop on the apron. Taker brings it back in for a 2 count.
Reigns unloads on Drew in the corner as fans count along. Reigns levels Drew with a big boot to the face off the ropes. Shane tries to distract from the apron and Reigns rocks him to the floor. Reigns ends up hitting the floor hard after Shane interferes again. Taker comes over and grabs a steel chair, chasing Shane up to the stage. Drew stops Taker at ringside and launches him into the steel ring steps. Drew brings it back into the ring as Shane comes back to the ringside area. Drew with a suplex to Reigns for a 2 count. Drew drops Reigns again and tags in Shane to make the 2 count. Shane mounts Reigns with strikes for another pin attempt. Drew with another quick tag, taking Reigns back to the corner. More offense by the heels, keeping Reigns down. Drew grounds Reigns in the middle of the ring and works on the arm as Taker waits for a tag, pacing the apron.
Reigns finally counters Drew in the corner but Drew rocks him. Reigns catches Drew with a Samoan Drop and they both go down. Taker rallies the fans for Reigns now. Drew charges but Reigns moves and Drew hits the ring post shoulder-first. Taker and Shane tag in at the same time. Taker drops Shane and then Drew. Taker tosses Drew into the corner and then another corner. Taker with a corner splash. Taker scoops Shane and hits Snake Eyes. Taker follows up with a big boot. Taker knocks Drew off the apron, then clotheslines Shane over the top to the floor. Shane hits the apron on the way down. Taker follows Shane and stomps him. Taker starts taking apart the middle announce table now.
Taker looks to powerbomb Drew through the announce table but Elias runs down and nails Taker with a guitar shot to the back. Fans boo as Taker goes down. Reigns comes over and beats on Elias until Drew drops Reigns with a Claymore Kick into the timekeeper’s area. Taker gets up and blocks a shot by Elias. Taker goes for a chokeslam to Elias but Drew drops Taker with a Claymore.
Drew takes apart an announce table. Shane directs traffic as Drew and Elias bring Taker over to the middle announce table, laying him on top. Shane goes back in the ring and goes to the top. Shane flies and nails a huge elbow drop, putting Taker through the announce table. A “holy shit!” chant breaks out. Elias and Drew check on Shane as we go to replays of the flying elbow drop. Taker is still out as Drew and Elias drag him back into the ring. Shane gets up and stumbles to the ring as well.
Shane orders Elias and Drew to drag Taker into the corner, positioning him against the turnbuckle. Shane brings a trash can from under the ring and puts it against Taker’s face. Drew works Taker over while he’s down as Shane slowly goes back to the top. Shane cuts his own throat to mock Taker. Shane leaps again, this time hitting a big Coast 2 Coast to Taker and the trash can in the corner. Reigns runs around the ring and hits a Superman Punch to Elias. Drew takes Reigns down on the floor with a Russian leg sweep. Shane drags Taker to the middle of the ring and looks to crawl for a pin but Taker sits straight up. Shane can’t believe it.
Taker stands up and puts Shane back down with a chokeslam. Elias comes in but Taker also hits him with a chokeslam. Taker stands tall and cuts his own throat but Drew is now standing behind him. Taker turns around but Reigns runs in with a big Spear to Drew before he can hit Taker with a Claymore. Reigns grabs Shane and sends him into Taker. Taker scoops Shane and hits a Tombstone Piledriver in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.
Winners: The Undertaker and Roman Reigns
Shane McMahon, Elias and Drew McIntyre are backstage. Shane and Drew promise to make Cedric Alexander pay for what happened on last night’s RAW. Drew and Shane are also confident about beating Roman Reigns and The Undertaker at WWE Extreme Rules on Sunday. Elias says he’s been working on the perfect funeral song for Taker. Shane hopes it’s spooky. Dolph Ziggler walks up and he’s not happy with Shane taking away his chance to end Kevin Owens. Shane says Ziggler can take care of another issue for them tonight. He books Ziggler vs. Reigns for tonight. Shane says they will all be out there at ringside to support Ziggler.
Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Roman Reigns as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Dolph Ziggler is out next.
They enter the ring and get ready to go but Shane McMahon’s music interrupts. Out comes Shane with Elias and Drew McIntyre. They’re going to watch the main event from ringside. They go over to the announcers and Shane shakes Graves’ hand, but that’s it. Shane then has Hamilton give him a grand introduction. Reigns looks on from the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and the bell rings as they get a feel for each other. Shane is on commentary as Elias and Drew stand next to him. Shane tells them they can get a closer look at Reigns if they want. Reigns takes Ziggler to the corner and breaks as the referee warns him. Drew and Elias have moved closer to the ring for a better look at the action, to taunt Reigns. Reigns works Ziggler around the ring, from corner to corner. Reigns drops Ziggler with a big shot off the ropes. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop but Ziggler slides out and connects with a dropkick.
Ziggler drops a big elbow on Reigns for a 2 count. Ziggler with more offense in the corner now. Ziggler with a big running splash. He goes for another but Reigns rocks him in mid-air with a right hand. Reigns comes out after Ziggler and hits a Drive By after having words for Elias, who is near Shane. Reigns and Drew have words at ringside now. Ziggler tries to take advantage from the ring. This leads to Reigns getting dropped on the floor after Elias comes from behind to distract him, and Drew shoves him into the ring post. The referee was distracted by Ziggler.
Reigns takes a big shot to the back on the outside. Ziggler brings him back in for a close 2 count. Ziggler with another elbow drop for another close 2 count. Ziggler keeps Reigns grounded in the middle of the ring now as fans try to rally for Reigns.
Ziggler with more offense and another close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Reigns finally catches Ziggler with a Samoan Drop and they both are down in the middle of the ring now. The referee counts. Reigns blocks a DDT and levels Ziggler with a clothesline. Reigns with more offense to drop Ziggler into the corner. Reigns looks out at Shane and has words for him before unloading on Ziggler with shots in the corner as fans count along. Reigns with a big boot now. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch as fans pop. Elias tries to interfere but Reigns hits him with the Superman Punch. Ziggler takes advantage and hits the Zig Zag for a close 2 count. Ziggler can’t believe it.
Ziggler cranks up for the superkick now. Reigns gets up and lands a Superman Punch for another close 2 count as Ziggler kicks out just in time. Reigns readies for a Spear but Drew pulls Ziggler out of the ring to safety. Reigns runs the ropes and leaps over the top rope, taking Elias and Drew down on the floor at the same time. Ziggler comes over and drops Reigns with a superkick at ringside. Shane is in the ring now. Kevin Owens hits the ring from the crowd and drops Shane with a big Stunner for a pop.
Fans go wild as Owens escapes back through the crowd. Reigns and Ziggler come back in the ring now. Reigns blocks a Zig Zag attempt. Reigns immediately follows up with a Spear for the pin to win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns stands tall as his music hits. They finished the match just in time as the final SmackDown before Extreme Rules quickly goes off the air after Reigns stands back up from the pin.
Back from the break and Drew McIntyre is with Shane McMahon backstage. They approach a man taking the trash out. Drew heard he’s the best trash man in the world. Shane asks him if he’d like to team with Roman Reigns tonight. Shane says they will be back later to get him, mentioning to Drew that he liked the guy.
Back from the break and we see Shane McMahon with Drew McIntyre backstage, approaching the concessions guy selling $15 beers. They talk to him about being Roman Reigns’ tag team partner later tonight.
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre are backstage with the janitor, Gary. They ask if he wants to make $5,000 and he says he’d do anything for $5,000. They want him to team with Roman Reigns but he’s not sure if he can wrestle. Shane tells him to just stand there, they will do all the rest. Gary says that sounds good to him and they shake on it. Shane says he will get Gary a mask to wrestle under because WWE is known worldwide and they don’t want that to become a problem for him.
Roman Reigns and ?? vs. Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon
Back from the break and it’s time for the main event as Roman Reigns makes his way out first. Shane McMahon is out first for his team, followed by Drew McIntyre. Reigns waits in the ring as they take mics on the stage. Shane calls on Rome to give them a proper introduction. Shane taunts Reigns about the win at WWE Super ShowDown, and says that’s what will happen tonight. Shane says they will then put Reigns and The Undertaker down in the ground on Sunday. Drew says he can see right through Reigns, unlike the idiots in the crowd. Drew says Reigns acts like he’s a good guy and some kind of role model but he has no respect for Shane or for authority, only himself. Drew promises that tonight and on Sunday, he’s going to beat respect into Reigns. Fans respond with the “what!?” treatment. Drew tells them to shut their mouths and listen to Shane. Shane says he’s finally found the right partner for Reigns. Out comes the 5th grade spelling bee champion, the three-time Prudential Center Employee of the Month, Gary “The GOAT” Garbutt, the janitor. Gary comes out limping to the ring and wearing a lucha mask. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and the bell rings as Reigns unloads on Drew with clotheslines. Reigns with a Samoan Drop in the middle of the ring. Reigns calls for an early Superman Punch but Drew blocks it. Drew with a big right hand and a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Drew goes on and knocks Reigns out of the ring after he hits the ring post shoulder-first. The referee says a tag was made. Drew brings Gary into the ring and he lands hard. Shane tags in as Gary scrambles to retreat.
Gary decks Shane out of nowhere and springboards in with a clothesline. Gary unloads on Shane after sending Drew out of the ring. Gary runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Drew down on the floor. Fans go wild for Gary as he poses. Gary comes back in and flies at Shane, taking him down. Drew runs in and shuts Gary down with a Claymore Kick for the pin to end the match.
Winners: Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre
After the match, Reigns runs in and knocks Drew out of the ring with a Superman Punch. Shane retreats up the ramp with Drew. Reigns clutches his shoulder as we get replays. Shane and Drew stand tall on the stage as they are announced as the winners. Gary unmasks and it’s revealed to be Cedric Alexander under the mask. Reigns is surprised. Shane and Drew aren’t happy, looking on from the stage. Cedric stands with Reigns as Shane and Drew look on from the stage.
We’re live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas as Kevin Owens comes out for another edition of The Kevin Owens Show. Greg Hamilton does the introduction.
Fans boo Owens as he takes the mic and introduces tonight’s guests, Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. Owens is in a bad mood tonight as he reads off cards. Shane is out first as his music starts up. Drew McIntyre is also out. Shane has Hamilton give him a grand introduction. They talk about the tag team match at WWE Extreme Rules against Roman Reigns and The Undertaker. We see a replay of Taker’s message to McIntyre and McMahon on last night’s RAW. Shane mocks Taker and Owens asks if he’s scared of Taker. Shane says he is not. Fans start chanting loudly for Taker.
Shane reveals that the match at Extreme Rules will now be a No Holds Barred match. Drew knocks Reigns and talks about how everyone knows what he and Shane are capable of in regular matches, but now this No Holds Barred match will be a vicious, physical assault like nobody has seen before. Shane says now that’s spooky, and Owens agrees. Owens replays Taker’s entrance from last night to show that McMahon and McIntyre looked scared as they retreated from the ring when Taker came out. Owens says it did look like Shane was a tiny bit afraid of Taker. Shane asks Owens what he’s doing. Owens is on fire tonight but Drew says this interview is over. The music interrupts and out comes Dolph Ziggler.
Owens immediately starts yelling at Ziggler, about how no one wants to hear him rant on how he should be the WWE Champion. Fans pop. Ziggler rants on the WWE Title anyway. Ziggler says the only thing Owens looks like he should be in is a hot dog eating contest. Owens fires back and says at least he would win, which is more than Ziggler can say about wrestling matches. Fans pop again. Shane interrupts them and announces Owens and Ziggler vs. Heavy Machinery for tonight. The winners will be added to the SmackDown Tag Team Titles match at Extreme Rules to make it a Triple Threat. Ziggler and Owens argue until Owens’ music hits and he makes his exit.
We see Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre backstage walking. They will address The Undertaker next. Back to commercial.
We go back to the ring and out comes Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. Cole hypes their Extreme Rules match against The Undertaker and Roman Reigns.
Shane enters the ring and has Rome give him a proper introduction. Shane mentions the Strowman/Lashley incident and reminds everyone he has other duties besides gracing everyone out here with his presence. Shane brings up Roman Reigns and last week’s show. Shane says they had the perfect set up, it was going to be the demise of Reigns. Shane shows us the footage of last week’s 2-on-1 Handicap Match beatdown on Reigns. They have a few words for Reigns and Shane says he wants to focus on The Undertaker, the one who Reigns begged to come save him from his situation. Shane says he’s looking forward to doing battle with Taker again. Shane says Taker surprised everyone on Monday but there will be no surprises at Extreme Rules because he and Drew will put The Big Dog and The Phenom in the ground. Drew says Taker is the greatest Legend in the history of WWE and has put fear in the heart of every man he’s faced, but Drew isn’t any ordinary man – he’s a hybrid of every generation and he’s not afraid of Taker. Drew says he doesn’t give a damn about Taker, to be perfectly honest. Drew says he and Shane heard a little rumor going around, that Taker would be here, and he came dressed to fight. Fans start chanting Taker’s name now. Drew says if Taker is in the building, they want him to march down the aisle or magically appear in the ring, so they can look him in his eyes and tell him he’s not afraid, and that he will see his legacy exterminated at Extreme Rules.
The lights start flickering as Shane and Drew look around. Thunder and lightning starts. Lightning hits the ring and the lights come back on. McIntyre is furious, pacing around. The lights go out again and Taker’s bells start to toll. A grand entrance for Taker begins but it looks like he’s not h ere. Taker finally appears and starts slowly walking to the ring. Shane and McIntyre look like they’re getting ready to fight but now it looks like they’re retreating. Taker stands on the ring steps as the lights come back up some. Drew and Shane stare Taker down from an area over the barrier. Fans pop for Taker as the music stops. The lights are still low and there’s now a spotlight on Shane and Drew.
Taker takes the mic as fans chant his name. Taker says Reigns never asked him for his help, that’s not who he is, but if Shane and Drew need answers to the why, let Taker explain who he is – he is and has been the reaper of wayward souls for a long time, and he’s here to collect the souls of Shane and Drew. Fans pop again. Taker says Shane had his respect, a little, for a while. Taker says Shane gave him everything he had at Hell In a Cell at WrestleMania 32, and lived to tell it, but like most mortal men, he fell to his own greed and ego. Taker says Shane may be the best in this world, but where he’s sending them to, he’ll be nothing more than another couple of lost souls suffering the torment and torture of the acrid stench of death. And that will be for all of eternity, he adds. Taker says Shane and Drew will never… rest in peace. Taker drops the mic and cuts his own throat while staring out at Taker and Drew. The bells start to toll again as Taker’s music starts back up.