We see Drew McIntyre and The Brawling Brutes backstage getting aggressive with each other. We go to commercial.
Hit Row vs. Sheamus and Drew McIntyre
Back from the break and Hit Row is already in the ring wrapping up their entrance – “Top Dolla” AJ Francis and Ashante “Thee” Adonis with “B-Fab” Briana Brandy. Samantha Irvin continues the introductions as Sheamaus and Drew McIntyre come to the ring next. McIntyre and Sheamus pose in the corner as we see video from this evening of Hit Row confronting Adam Pearce backstage about how Braun Strowman and Ricochet replaced Sheamus and Drew in the tag team tournament, and how Hit Row knows they would’ve defeated Sheamus and Drew to advance. Pearce then made this match.
The bell rings and Adonis talks trash to McIntyre. McIntyre levels him with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Drew launches Adonis across the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex. Drew calls for the Claymore Kick but Top Dolla pulls Adonis to safety.
Sheamus runs around the ring and levels Adonis with a shoulder. Dolla and B-Fab talk trash as Sheamus brings Adonis back in. Adonis nails a dropkick, then wraps Sheamus up in the ropes. Dolla with a cheap shot while Adonis distracts the referee. Sheamus comes back with the Irish Curse backbreaker.
Sheamus goes for 10 Beats of the Bodhrán to Adonis but he stops and decks Dolla as he charges at the apron. Sheamus then delivers 10 Beats of the Bodhrán to Dolla as fans count along, knocking Dolla to the floor. Sheamus intercepts Adonis and drops him with White Noise for a pop. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick now. Dolla comes in but Drew cuts him off with a Claymore. Sheamus with a Brogue to Adonis for the pin to win.
Winners: Sheamus and Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Sheamus and Drew stand tall as the music hits and we go to replays. They pose in the corner as the crowd cheers them on, but a video of The Viking Raiders and Valhalla begins playing on the big screen. The trio is around a fire. Valhalla says she hears the Gods and they are telling her they have chosen two warriors, once destined for greatness and now sentenced to sacrifice. We see Valhalla applying war paint to Erik and Ivar. Erik says Drew’s name, and Ivar says Sheamus’ name. Valhalla says the chill in the air is not winter approaching. Erik says it’s pain, Ivar says it’s suffering. Valhalla says next week it’s destiny. We go back to Sheamus and McIntyre, and they look a bit concerned but not too much. Sheamus and Drew go back to hyping the crowd up.
Tag Team Match: The Brawling Brutes (Ridge Holland and Butch) vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) w/ Valhalla
Butch starts against Ivar. Ivar powers him to the corner and backs up. Butch punches back at him, but Ivar overpowers him and viciously beats him in the corner. Ivar whips Butch hard headfirst into the turnbuckles. Erik tags in and whips Butch hard to the corner. Butch quickly boots him back and goes for some joint manipulation. Erik fights out, so Butch chops him. Ridge Holland tags in and shoulder tackles Erik down. Erik gets out of a suplex and punches him. Erik attempts a suplex, but Holland blocks it. Holland hits a vertical suplex and tags Butch in. Holland gets Erik on the apron. Butch knocks Ivar off the apron. The Brawling Brutes then double-team Erik with the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. Butch goes for a plancha, but Erik moves. Butch goes face-to-face with Valhalla. Erik sends Butch headfirst into the barricade and hits a running forearm.
We come back from the break to see Butch snap Erik’s fingers and tag Holland in. Holland hits Erik with a pair of t-bone suplexes. Holland traps both arms and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Holland sizes Erik up, but Erik knees him in the face. Ivar tags in and kicks Holland. Ivar sets up for a piledriver, but Holland counters into an Alabama Slam for a two-count. The feed from FOX flickered for a few moments.
Holland grabs Ivar, but Ivar powers him to the corner and viciously elbows away at him. Butch blind tags in and knees Ivar. Butch kicks him back, and Erik tags in. Butch hits him with an enzuigiri, but Erik responds by turning him inside out with a clothesline. Erik knees him in the face for a near fall. Ivar tags in. Holland pulls Erik out of the ring. Butch fights Ivar on the top rope and hits a super hurricanrana for a near fall. Butch goes to the second rope for a moonsault, but Ivar catches him (sort of) and powers him up. Butch slides into a sleeper hold. Erik tags in and knocks Butch down. Holland charges Ivar at ringside, but Ivar drops him with a spin kick. Ivar tags in. The Viking Raiders stare at Valhalla before hitting Butch with the Ragnarok for the victory.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
The Viking Raiders go up the ramp until Drew McIntyre and Sheamus come out. They attack The Viking Raiders and brawl on the stage. McIntyre sends Ivar into the LED wall. Ivar
WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship match: The Usos (c’s) with Solo Sikoa vs. Drew McIntyre and Sheamus
The bell rings and we are under way. Sheamus and Jimmy start the match. Sheamus with a clothesline. Drew is tagged in and a chop to the chest onto Jimmy. Drew grabs Jimmy and an overhead throw by Drew. Jey is tagged into the match. Drew with right hands. A clothesline by Drew. He throws Jey to the ropes and a back elbow by Drew. He knocks Jimmy off the ring apron and Jey with a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Drew kicks out. Drew on the ring apron and a right hand by Jey. He suplexes Drew into the ring. Jimmy is tagged in and they double team Drew. Jimmy with a headlock.
Drew starts to get to his feet but Jimmy with a right hand. Drew on the ring apron and Jey is tagged in. Jey goes for a right hand but Drew with a right hand onto Jey. Drew with a right hand onto Jimmy but Jey hits Drew with a right hand. Dew falls to the outside. Drew on his feet and he clotheslines Jimmy. Jey with a suicide dive onto Drew.
Back from commercial, Sheamus with 20 Beats of the Bodhran on Jey. Sheamus with a body slam. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Zayn and Heyman are shown backstage watching the match with Roman as Zayn and Heyman are eating popcorn. Jimmy is tagged in and Jey with a right hand onto Sheamus as Jimmy kicked him in the face. Jimmy with the Uso splash. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. The Usos climb the top ropes but Drew with a right hand onto Jimmy. Sheamus with a right hand onto Jey. Drew and Sheamus simultaneously hit the Usos with a White Noise. Sheamus goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Sheamus grabs Jey but Jey with a kick to the side of the head. Drew is tagged in and Drew hits him with a neck breaker. Jimmy gets in the ring and Drew hits him with a neckbreaker. The Usos to the outside of the ring. Drew flies over the top rope and onto the Usos. Drew throws Jey back into the ring. Drew with the Claymore. He goes for the cover but Jimmy breaks it up. We cut backstage and now Roman is eating popcorn too. Drew goes for a spear but Jey moves out of the way and Sheamus is tagged in. Sheamus lifts Jey up and Jimmy tags himself in. Jimmy grabs Jey down and they hit Sheamus with a double super kick. They hit Sheamus with the 1D. Jimmy goes for the cover but Drew breaks it up. Jey throws Drew to the outside but Drew hits him with a headbutt.
Solo with the Spike and he slams Drew into the barricade with the referee distracted. Out comes Butch and Holland who attack Solo and throw him over the barricade. In the ring, Sheamus with the Brogue Kick. Sheamus goes for the cover but Jey drags Jimmy to the outside of the ring. Sheamus climbs the top rope and jumps onto the Usos. Sheamus throws Jimy back into the ring. Sheamus lifts Jimmy onto his shoulders as Jey gets on the ring apron. Sheamus kicks Jey down as Jimmy rolls Sheamus up and Jey pushes Jimmy down for leverage and they get the pin.
Winners: Still WWE Undisputed Tag Team champions: The Usos
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6-Man Tag Team Match The Usos & Sami Zayn vs. The Street Profits & Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens and The Street Profits charge the ring and immediately start brawling with The Bloodline. Angelo Dawkins is left in the ring with Jimmy Uso, and the bell rings. Dawkins punches away at Jimmy before sending him into the ropes. Jimmy shoulder blocks him down, but Dawkins fights back with a diving shoulder tackle. Dawkins takes his shirt off and hits a spinning avalanche followed by an enzuigiri for a two-count. Montez Ford tags in and dropkicks Jimmy down. Ford tags Dawkins back in. Dawkins kicks Jimmy but has a whip reversed. Dawkins boots him back, but Jey Uso blindsides him with a kick. Jey tags in and stomps away at Dawkins. Sami Zayn tags in and attacks Dawkins. Zayn applies a front facelock and tags Jimmy in. Jimmy punches Dawkins down and tags Jey in. The Usos hit Dawkins with a wishbone split for a two-count. Dawkins fights away and tags Kevin Owens in. Owens runs wild on Jey and hits a senton splash before knocking Jimmy and Zayn away. Owens tells them to “suck it” before calling Zayn a bitch. Owens goes for a tag, but Ford looks lost in his thoughts about his wife, Bianca Belair. Jey capitalizes and attacks Owens. Zayn and Jimmy tag in and stomp away at Owens.
We come back from the break to see Jimmy taking it to Owens. Jey tags in and stomps Owens. Jey rocks Owens with a strike before posing. Jey then superkicks Dawkins out of nowhere. Ford looks totally distracted. Owens superkicks Jey down. Owens goes for a tag, but Ford doesn’t see him. Owens smacks him to tag him in. Ford gets fired up and hits Zayn and Jimmy with a cross-body block. Ford takes Zayn down and kips up before hitting a standing moonsault for a near fall. Ford is back in the game. Ford sets Zayn up and climbs to the top rope, but Zayn cuts him off. Ford knocks Zayn down and hits a frog splash, but Jey breaks up the pin.
Dawkins runs in and punches Jey out of the ring. Dawkins goes outside and pounces him down! Ford sends Jimmy out of the ring before throwing Zayn over the top rope. Ford hits the ropes and wipes out Jimmy and Zayn with a somersault senton! Solo Sikoa comes through the crowd and hits Dawkins with a Samoan Spike. Owens attacks Sikoa, but Jey superkicks him. Ford gets Zayn in the ring and knocks Jimmy off the apron. Zayn hits Ford with a Helluva Kick for the victory.
Winners: The Usos and Sami Zayn
The Usos and Sami Zayn attack Owens in the ring. Sikoa grabs a steel chair and hands it to Zayn. All of a sudden, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre come through the crowd to fight. McIntyre gets in the ring and hits Jimmy with a Glasgow Kiss. Sheamus and McIntyre clear the ring of The Bloodline and stand tall with Owens.
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Strap Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett
The referee puts the strap on McIntyre’s wrist. Kross refuses to put it on and throws it aside. Kross is making McIntyre wait. Scarlett grabs the other end of the strap and pulls to distract McIntyre. Kross viciously attacks McIntyre and knocks him to ringside. Kross hits him with the strap, and they brawl into the crowd. McIntyre initially gets the better of him. Kross attacks McIntyre and knocks him to ringside. This match has not started yet. It will not start until Kross puts the strap on his wrist. Kross goes to suplex McIntyre onto the steel steps, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre gives him a suplex on the floor. McIntyre bounces Kross off the commentary table and the steel steps. McIntyre knocks him into the ring post and climbs the steps with him. McIntyre then leaps off the steps and slams Kross onto the apron.
McIntyre gets Kross in the ring and puts the other end of the strap on his wrist. The match can now officially begin.
McIntyre beats Kross with the strap and knocks him to ringside. McIntyre unloads with vicious strikes. Scarlett stands in McIntyre’s way to stop him. Kross then uses the strap to pull McIntyre shoulder-first into the ring post. The referee checks on McIntyre. Kross does it again and gets him in the ring. Kross hits an arm breaker and continues to take it to him. McIntyre chops him back, but Kross grabs him for a Krossjacket. McIntyre fights it, so Kross smacks him in the chest with the strap. Kross pulls him out of the ring and hits a flatliner on the commentary table. Kross ties McIntyre around the ring post and smacks his back with it. Kross beats McIntyre down and poses with Scarlett. Kross gets in the ring and pulls McIntyre in by the strap. Kross hits a Doomsday Saito for a near fall.
Kross takes a few moments before beating McIntyre with it. McIntyre fights through the pain and takes Kross down with some clotheslines before hitting a belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre connects with a neckbreaker and kips up. McIntyre goes for a Future Shock DDT, but Kross powers him to the corner. McIntyre fights back with a spinebuster and a jackknife pin for a near fall. They exchange right hands in the ring before McIntyre hits him in the neck with the belt. Kross responds with a shot to the face as well. They go back and forth with belt shots. Kross goes down to his knees, so McIntyre beats him with the strap. McIntyre connects with a Future Shock DDT before kipping up again. McIntyre goes to the corner and counts down, but Scarlett gets between him and Kross. Scarlett blinds him with pepper spray. Kross hits a Kross Hammer for the win.
Winner: Karrion Kross
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