AJ takes the mic and taunts Humberto. He also has words for Ricochet. Ricochet takes the mic and asks if this is what the great AJ Styles has become. Ricochet then challenges AJ but AJ says he signed a contract to defend against Humberto, not Ricochet, and Humberto just got carried out. AJ denies Ricochet. The music hits and out comes Randy Orton to a pop. Orton says Humberto can’t compete but he can, plus the people of Chicago would love to see me RKO AJ’s ass through the mat. Orton challenges AJ to put the title on the line. Fans chant “RKO!” now. AJ reminds Orton last time they faced it was WrestleMania and he won. AJ says he has nothing to prove against two guys he’s already defeated. The music interrupts and out comes Drew McIntyre now.
McIntyre says he might have a solution. He knows a guy who AJ’s never faced, a guy who’s never had a singles title shot. Drew says he’s tall, handsome and has a sexy accent. Drew goes on about his success at Survivor Series, including the pin on WWE UK Champion WALTER. Drew says Chicago doesn’t deserve this match, but how about Drew vs. AJ for the title, for the first time ever. AJ says he’s a little sore after stealing the show at Survivor Series. The music hits again and out comes Rey Mysterio. Rey talks about how he faced WWE Champion Brock Lesnar last night and AJ is just making excuses. Rey goes on and says he’s not going to let AJ cheat Chicago out of a title match, so let’s just make it Rey vs. AJ. AJ goes on about how they haven’t earned anything. He turns them down because they’re all just entitled. Ricochet proposes a Fatal 4 Way with the winner challenging AJ later tonight. Drew prefers his idea. AJ says Ricochet’s idea is dumb. Gallows and Anderson disagree with AJ that it’s a bad idea. AJ tells them to go ahead and beat the crap out of each other, he will pick the bones. We go to commercial.
#1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio
The bell rings and Ricochet fights off Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton as the bell rings. The winner will become the new #1 contender to WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. Drew McIntyre gets involved but ends up dumped to the floor. Rey and Ricochet go at it back in the ring now. Ricochet and Rey double dropkick Orton back to the floor. Drew ends up catching Ricochet and driving him hard out on the floor. Orton then manhandles Rey and sends him out onto Ricochet. Orton and Drew double team Ricochet in the ring now.
Drew chops Ricochet while Orton holds him. Drew with a big suplex to Ricochet. Orton and Drew continue to double team Ricochet in the corner. Rey comes back in but they shut him down and Drew sends him out to the floor. Orton and Drew go back to working on Ricochet in the corner. Ricochet fights off Drew and unloads in the corner. Orton was also dropped. Ricochet comes off the top on Drew but lands on his feet. Orton levels Ricochet. Rey comes back in and takes out Drew. Orton was also sent to the floor. Rey and Ricochet trade shots in the corner now while Ricochet is on the apron.
Ricochet and Rey go to the top now. Ricochet shoves Rey to the apron. Drew rocks Ricochet and stomps Rey. Drew climbs up for a superplex on Ricochet but Rey rocks him. Ricochet knocks Drew upside down in the corner. Rey pounds on Ricochet while Drew is upside down. Orton comes over and shoves Ricochet from the top to the floor on the outside. Orton climbs up for a superplex on Rey but Drew pulls himself up and sends them both to the mat. All three are down on the mat while Ricochet is down on the floor. The OC comes walking out to the stage as fans boo. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and The OC is at ringside watching now. Drew beats on Ricochet in the ring. Drew slaps Ricochet and talks some trash now. Ricochet fights back and nails a kick to the head. Orton runs in but Ricochet nails kicks to him as well. Ricochet charges but Orton sends him to the apron for the draping DDT. Orton nails it for a 2 count as Drew breaks it up.
Orton and Drew have words in the middle of the ring now. Drew with a big chop to the chest. Orton loses his breath for a few seconds but fires back with a chop of his own. Drew with another huge chop to the chest, much harder and louder than Orton. Orton with a poke to the eyes instead. Orton unloads on Drew into the corner with uppercuts. Drew with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt out of nowhere to drop Orton. Ricochet flies in to take Drew down, then hits a standing Shooting Star Press. Ricochet kicks Rey back out with a dropkick. Ricochet counters Drew for an inverted hurricanrana but it’s blocked. Ricochet blocks the Alabama Slam for a roll-up and a 2 count.
Drew counters Ricochet with another slam. Drew with a big sitdown powerbomb for another close 2 count on Ricochet. Drew waits for Ricochet to get up now. Drew goes for a Claymore but Orton runs in with a big RKO. Drew kicks out at 2 as The OC pulls Orton out and sends him into the barrier, Gallows and Anderson. Rey flies in the ring but Ricochet catches him. They tangle. Ricochet catches a moonsault but Rey turns it into a roll-up for the pin to become #1 contender.
Winner and New #1 Contender to AJ Styles: Rey Mysterio
After the match, The OC watches from ringside as Rey stands tall to his music. AJ likes the result of the match as we go to replays. AJ applauds, laughs and points at Rey as we go back to commercial.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring.
Kevin says not to panic, but Shane McMahon is not here. We can get through this together. They will stand together and stay strong tonight without Shane. Kevin says he knows Shane is watching. Kevin tells Shane that him not being here is great news because maybe Smackdown can be about the talent and not your stupid face. Kevin tells Shane to bring his stupid face and his entire stupid body to SummerSlam because it is us, one on one. You may be at peace with whatever crap your life coach is telling you, but Kevin says he will not be quitting at SummerSlam because he is going to beat Shane. He will beat Shane so bad that whenever you look in the mirror, you will know that you do not belong in the ring with people like him.
You may keep showing up because there is nothing stopping you from showing up because of your last name. Kevin says he will make sure that Shane knows that this is not your ring and this is not your show. This is the Kevin Owens Show.
Drew McIntyre’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Drew tells Kevin he talks too much. What Shane didn’t mention is that Kevin has a match tonight against Drew McIntyre. Drew punches Kevin and sends Kevin into the ring post and over the announce table.
Drew takes the mic and says that Kevin better dust himself off because that match is now.
Match Number One: Drew McIntyre versus Kevin Owens
Owens with punches and Drew with punches as well. Drew runs into a boot in the corner and Owens follows with a clothesline but Drew stays on his feet. Drew with a shoulder tackle that sends Kevin to the mat. Drew with punches and kicks in the corner. Drew with a suplex. Owens with chops but Drew with punches. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Drew with an arm bar. Owens with punches but Drew with a chop to Owens. Drew with boots to the head. Drew with a chop to Owens. Drew with a double wrist lock to Owens.
Owens with punches to the knee and Owens with more punches. Drew backs Owens into the turnbuckles and follows with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Owens with kicks and he moves when Drew charges at him in the corner. Owens with a cannonball for a near fall. Drew punches Owens on the turnbuckles and Drew sets for a superplex. Owens punches Drew off the turnbuckles. Owens with a frog splash for a near fall. Owens clotheslines Drwe over the top rope to the floor. Owens sets for a dive to the floor but Drew moves and Owens goes to the apron and hits a cannonball. Owens chops Drew against the announce table. Drew Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier.
Drew Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier. Drew stands over Kevin and grabs Kevin by the beard. Drew sends Kevin into the turnbuckles and punches Kevin. Kevin punches back. Drew with a chop and he punches Owens from the turnbuckles. Owens chops Drew and Drew punches back as the exchange continues on the turnbuckles. Drew sets for a superplex. Owens punches and head butts Drew off the turnbuckles. Owens sets for a swanton and hits it. Owens gets a near fall. Drew avoids a Stunner and Drew with a head butt and sit out uranage for a near fall.
Drew sets for the Claymore but Owens with a super kick. Owens with a super kick and Drew blocks a pop up power bomb but he cannot block the second one. Drew kicks out at two. Owens goes up top again and Drew stops Owens with punches and chops. Drew with forearms. Drew sets for a super Air Raid Crash and hits it but Owens kicks out. Drew sends Owens to the floor and Drew rearranges the announce table. Drew puts Owens on the announce table and the referee warns Drew about his actions and that allows Owens to recover and kick Drew and hit a Stunner.
They get back into the ring and Owens with a super kick and stunner for the three count.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Shane says this match needs something special. To make sure nothing happens, we need a guest referee. That is going to be Drew McIntyre. Elias is the guest time keeper. Shane will be the guest ring announcer.
Owens takes the mic and he says he has no problem going through Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and Elias tonight to go after Shane.
Roman has an issue with it and he says he is going to beat everyone up.
They lock up and Drew separates them in the corner. Owens with a side head lock. Drew pushes Roman and Kevin to tell them to listen to him. Roman punches Drew and sends him over the top rope to the floor. Owens punches Elias and then Shane is cornered by Roman and Owens. Shane is grabbed by Roman and Drew hits Roman. Owens punches Drew and Elias with a knee to Owens. Shane kicks Roman while Drew punches Roman. Elias adds kicks to Roman. Shane with punch like maneuvers and then Owens pulls Shane out of the ring and sends Shane into the ringside barrier. Owens with super kicks to Drew and Elias. Roman spears Drew and Owens gives Elias a stunner. Roman brings Shane back into the ring and Roman with a superman punch followed by a stunner from Owens.
Roman tells Owens to hit another stunner and Owens with a kick and stunner to Shane.
Kevin says tonight is nothing because he is going to make Shane enjoyable because he is going to destroy Shane at SummerSlam.
We see security in the back and we see The Revival walking in the back. They see Shane’s door and they enter. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre are already in there and they drink some champagne.
We are back and we see the Shane’s Crew party. There is a knock on the door and Heath Slater enters. We can’t hear what they are saying and Heath is asking for something, but he is not getting a lobster tail, like the tag team champions. Heath says things are getting more expensive and he wants to know if he can get a raise.
Scott and Dash laugh while Shane tells Heath it takes a lot of balls to do that. Shane says he has kids too but the answer is no. Shane says that Heath walked in like a man and he can walk out like a man because this is a closed party.
Shane tells Drew to handle things.
We see Heath on the phone with his wife and Drew tells Heath he has to talk to him. Drew says he has to do something for Heath because they go way back. Drew drops some money and Heath picks it up and Drew uses that opportunity to connect with a forearm and he slams Heath’s head into the wall. The Revival and Shane hold Drew back and tell him to save it for Sunday while Dash and Scott pick up the money on the floor.
We are back and Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.
Roman says Super Showdown was not a good week for him but he is not here to make excuses. Excuses do not entertain you. What entertains you is him whooping somebody’s ass tonight. Roman says he is giving Shane the opportunity to come to the ring and prove that you are a man and face him one on one tonight.
Shane appears in the Sweat Lodge and he says that there is some business to take care of and he has Mike Rome introduce him.
Shane says you shouldn’t be ashamed of losing to the best in the world. Shane says no and he says that Roman should worry about Drew McIntyre.
Drew says the only reason he is not out there ripping you limb from limb is Shane McMahon, but Shane will not stop him in six days from kicking your ass. Drew says he will assault you until it becomes very very uncomfortable. He may pin Roman, but your night ends when you are disfigured. Drew says he wants your children to scream at the sight of their father. Drew tells people to watch Roman in his movie because the next movie will be as a lifeless body.
Roman makes his way to the back and Roman punches Dawson and head butts Wilder. Wilder is sent into the wall as Dawson is sent into the restroom.
Roman enters the Sweat Lodge and Roman punches Drew and he corners Shane but Drew is able to pull Roman away. Roman sends Drew into the wall and then choke slams Drew through a table.
Shane runs from Roman and they go into the arena.
Shane leaps into the ringside area and Roman with a dive onto Shane and he punches Shane. Roman sends Shane into the ring and Roman with a Superman punch to Shane. Shane gets up but it is not for long because Roman spears Shane.
Roman stands over Shane and he tells Shane to tell Drew he is going to whoop his ass on Sunday.
Miz makes his way to the ring for MizTV. Miz says he is not going to lie, he says he is in a mood to fight because he must ‘follow the script’ tonight. Miz, in a lackluster manner, welcomes everyone to MizTV. Miz brings out Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon, who Miz calls the breast in the world and he says there is a smudge on the paper. He calls Shane the ‘Pest in the World’. Joining Shane and Drew, Elias makes his way to the ring.
Shane says Miz messed up the dummy card he had for him so he lets Greg Hamilton do the proper introduction for Shane McMahon. Shane says there is usually a special musical guest so that is why he brought Elias with him. Elias strums his guitar.
Shane says at Super Showdown, he did what he said he would do and he beat Roman Reigns in the middle of the ring. Roman should not be ashamed of what happened because he lost to the best in the world.
Miz tells Shane that all of his accomplishments are tainted. You won one match at World Cup and you wouldn’t have won if it weren’t for Miz. Miz says he kicked you around Wrestlemania and you won by a technicality. You won at Money in the Bank by slipping out of your jersey. You were getting destroyed by Roman Reigns until the Scottish Sycophant came out. Miz reminds Shane about what Roman said after he lost at Super Showdown.
Drew says the problem with Roman is that he lets his emotions get the best of him. That will be his downfall at Stomping Grounds. Roman should know that Drew is not like anyone in WWE. When he hurts someone, he enjoys it. Drew says he has a weapon that no one else has, the Claymore. At Stomping Grounds, he will kick Roman’s head off.
Shane says Drew will be kicking ass and taking names at Stomping Grounds and that name will be Roman Reigns.
Miz says Drew is Roman’s equal but he does not have to be Shane’s lackey. Miz reminds Drew of what Shane did to him after helping Shane win the tag titles.
Shane says that Miz is harboring some resentment and Miz shares with him what Roman has. Shane has not lost to Miz or Roman.
Miz says there is nothing special about Shane. You are a talentless hack who was lucky to be born a McMahon. Shane says that Miz shares a genetic link with a baked potato.
Shane says he sees the anger in Miz’ eyes. Maybe there is some unfinished business. Maybe you want another shot at the Best in the World. Why not do it right now? Do you want the match? Shane tells Drew he has this. You get the match on one . . . or two conditions. First you have to beat Elias and then you need to beat Drew McIntyre. If you can do that, you can have your dream match against the Best in the World.
Match Number One: Elias versus Miz
The match is joined in progress and Miz is down on the mat. Elias punches Miz and connects with a forearm. Elias goes to the ropes and he goes Old School and completes it with Meteora for a near fall. Elias with a chin lock. Miz with a jaw breaker to escape and Miz punches Elias. Miz with kicks in the corner followed by running knees into the corner. Miz with a second double knee strike into the corner but Elias with a Harley Race knee for a near fall. Miz escapes Drift Away and Miz with a kick to the knee. Elias avoids a round kick and hits a sit out power bomb for a near fall.
Elias goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop but Miz moves. Miz with Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.
Match Number Two: Drew McIntyre versus Miz
Drew charges at Miz but Miz punches Drew. Drew with a head butt and they go to the floor. Drew runs Miz into the ringside barrier, apron, and ring steps. Drew with chops and a suplex for a near fall. Drew with an arm bar and chin lock. Miz punches Drew but Drew with a spinebuster for a near fall. Drew with a boot to Miz. Drew with a chop in the corner and then he sends Miz into the turnbuckles. Drew gets a near fall and then he returns to the arm bar.
Drew puts Miz on the turnbuckles and Miz punches Drew to the mat. Miz comes off the turnbuckles but Drew with an elbow and he gets a near fall. Drew chops Miz. MIz with kicks but Drew kicks back. Miz sends Drew shoulder first into the ring post. Miz with a baseball slide to Drew that sends Drew into the announce table. Miz sends Drew into the ringside barrier. Miz slips on the top rope but Miz recovers and hits a DDT.
Shane gets on the apron and distracts Miz and allows Drew to hit a head butt. Drew sets for the Claymore and hits it for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Shane says maybe they should have their match so he wants the match.
Match Number Three: Shane McMahon versus Miz
Shane with punches but Miz punches Shane and takes Shane to the mat and connects with punches. Shane sends Miz into the ropes when Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale. Shane applies the triangle and Miz taps out.
Winner: Shane McMahon
We are back and Shane McMahon is in the ring and he is joined by Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. He gets introduced by Greg Hamilton. Shane asks if it is okay if they go to the end of what happened last night and he wants to see it again. Shane says imagine what he does on Friday. What he did was like training a dog. It runs around the place and you have to show it some discipline and who is the boss. There is that one dog that is a bit more high spirited, like Roman. What do you do with a dog like that? You have to take it to a different level. That is what he is going to do on Friday when he snips and he neuters the Big Dog and it lays at the heels of the best in the world.
Roman Reigns makes his way to the stage.
Scott and Dash go up the ramp and Roman with a Superman punch to Dawson and he sends Wilder into the set and then hits a Superman punch.
Roman sees Shane in the ring and Shane takes off his jacket and Roman makes his way to the ring.
Drew McIntyre with a Claymore as Roman gets to the ring. Roman is sent into the ring and Drew picks up Shane as Shane does the wind up and gives Roman a spear.