Dolph Ziggler says he has had quite a year and there are some things he would like. He wants Shane to give him his World Cup Trophy. He would like a stand up special on Netflix. When he beats Finn Balor and Drew McIntyre, he will get proof that he is that damn good.
Drew McIntyre is asked if he is worried about Dolph and Finn working together. Drew says they are going to gang up on him and they should gang up on him. It won’t make any difference because they are limited and Drew says he is limitless. If they can get the upper hand on him but their pride and ego will get in the way and he will kick their heads off. When he disposes of Finn and Dolph, he will go on to win the Royal Rumble match and Drew McIntyre will fulfill his prophecy when he main events Wrestlemania.
Drew McIntyre versus Dolph Ziggler versus Finn Balor
Drew with a knee to Balor and a kick to Ziggler. Drew punches Ziggler and chops Balor. Drew with a chop to Ziggler. Balor and Ziggler with knees to Drew. Balor with a running forearm to Drew and then Dolph and Finn clothesline Drew over the top rope. Dolph with a rollup on Balor for a near fall. Ziggler punches Balor and rakes the eyes across the top rope. Balor punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a kick and drop kick for a near fall. Dolph runs his forearm across the bridge of the nose and Ziggler with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Balor clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor.
Drew trips Balor when he sets for a plancha and Drew pulls Balor to the floor and runs him into the ringside barrier. Ziggler charges at Drew and Drew catches Ziggler and slams Dolph on the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with an arm bar on Balor with a chin lock. Balor gets to his feet and Drew sends Balor into Ziggler on the apron and Ziggler falls into the ring while Balor goes to the floor. Drew with a deadlift delayed suplex for a near fall. Drew punches Ziggler and stomps on the hand. Drew with an arm bar and chin lock on Ziggler. Balor with a sunset flip for a near fall. Drew with an elbow for a near fall. Drew pie faces Balor but Balor with kicks to the leg. Drew tries to push Balor into Dolph but Dolph moves. Ziggler with kicks but Drew with a head butt to send Ziggler to the floor. Drew with a kick to Balor and he sets for a power bomb on Balor but Balor with elbows and he escapes. Balor with a back body drop and double stomp to Drew. Balor with a drop kick to the back and Drew goes into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and misses the Coup de Grace. Ziggler with a Zig Zag on Balor for a near fall.
Balor blocks a super kick but Ziggler with a Fameasser. Drew with an elbow to Ziggler and then he hits a wheelbarrow slam of Ziggler onto Balor and Drew gets a near fall on Balor. Drew sets for a Claymore but Balor with Slingblade. Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron and he goes up top but Ziggler crotches Balor on the turnbuckles. Drew blocks a hesitation DDT and Ziggler with a head butt and super kick but Balor breaks up the cover with a Coup de Grace. Balor clotheslines Drew over the top rope and then he drops kicks Ziggler into the turnbuckles.
Balor with Coup de Grace on Ziggler for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Drew grabs Dolph and says that Dolph is screwing everything up. Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Drew.
Finn Balor & Elias versus Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley
Elias and Lashley start things off. Lashley cheap shots Balor off the apron and then charges Elias into his teams corner. Drew comes in and starts chopping away at Elias’ chest. He and Lashley tag in and out to wear Elias down. Double team attempt, but Elias dodges it and tags in Balor.
Balor comes in hot nailing Drew with two flying forearms. McIntyre picks him up for a powerbomb attempt but Balor shifts his weight and lands on his feet. He attacks Lashley on the apron, but Drew nails him from behind. Lashley and Drew in control as we go to another commercial.
Drew with a big suplex on Balor. Lashley tags in and rams Balor in the gut with a big right hand. Rear chin-lock from Lashley, but Balor gets to his feet and nearly tags Elias in! Lashely thwarts his attempt and whips him into the turnbuckle. Balor fights out of the corner, but Lashley grabs him and rams him into the turnbuckle again. Lashley misses a splash and Balor’s about to tag in Elias but Drew pulls Elias’ leg out! Lashley then throws Balor into Drew who destroys Balor with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Cover, but Balor kicks out. Drew taunts Balor, asking “is that all you got?” Balor bounces off the ropes and lands a spiraling tornado DDT! Both men are down! They both tag out!
Elias comes in with fire. Running through Lashley with lariats, shoulder bumps, and a jumping knee. Elias attacks Drew, then climbs to the top. Lio Rush jumps on the apron to stop Elias’ attack. He chases him, but runs right into Lashley who hits a spinebuster. Balor breaks up the pin with the Coup De Grace! Drew goes after Balor…he throws Drew out. TOPE CON HILO!
Back in the ring Elias rolls up Lashley, but Lio Rush holds Lashley’s hand! Balor attacks Rush and Lashley gets pinned!
Finn Balor & Elias
Finn Balor vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out first comes Finn Balor. We see the backstage segment at TLC that led to this match. Dolph Ziggler is out next.
They lock up and go at it. Ziggler takes it to the ropes and backs off but shoves Balor. They lock up again and Ziggler takes Balor down. They go back & forth for a stalemate. Balor gets the upperhand now and nails a dropkick for a pop. Ziggler goes to the floor for a breather as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Balor nails a basement dropkick. We see how Ziggler hit a big dropkick during the commercial break. Ziggler looks to mount offense now but Balor cuts him off. Balor with a double stomp to the chest for a pop. Ziggler blocks a Slingblade and rolls Balor up for a 2 count. Balor dodges a Fame-asser and drops Ziggler for a 2 count. Ziggler comes back and drops Balor with a DDT. More back and forth now. Ziggler with a Zig Zag for a close 2 count.
Ziggler cranks up for a superkick but Drew McIntyre runs out. Ziggler goes to the floor and brawls with McIntyre. Balor runs the ropes and nails a big dive onto McIntyre on the floor. Ziggler rocks Balor and brings it back into the ring. Ziggler with a Fame-asser for a close 2 count. Drew ends up coming back in and nailing Balor for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Finn Balor
After the bell, Drew rocks Balor again. Ziggler comes over but Drew beats him down and unloads. Drew with a Claymore Kick to the face of Ziggler. McIntyre goes to the floor and nails a Claymore on Balor.
Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre
We go to the ring and out first comes Drew McIntyre. Finn Balor is out next.
The bell rings and Drew takes it to the corner but backs off. Balor with a big chop but Drew tosses him in the corner and unloads. Drew drops Balor with a chop and talks some trash. Drew stomps now. Balor fights back with kicks but Drew turns it right back around and takes him back to the corner. Drew with more offense before taking Balor back up top and talking more trash, which backfires. Balor drops Drew near the corner and goes to work. Balor goes to the top but Drew cuts him off. Drew tosses Balor across the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex. The announcers point to how Drew’s knee went out on the throw.
Fans chant for Balor as he tries to mount offense but Drew shuts him back down. Drew with a boot to the chest and another big throw across the ring. Drew with a 2 count. Drew keeps Balor grounded again and works on his arm. Drew brings Balor up and drops him again. Drew powers up with a big suplex and another 2 count. Drew keeps Balor down by his arm now, taunting him. Balor finally turns it around and stomps on Drew’s chest.
Balor with a big chop in the corner. Drew catches Balor in a side-slam attempt but Balor turns it into a DDT. Balor clotheslines Drew over the top rope to the floor. Balor runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Drew back down. Balor brings it back in and hits a Slingblade. Drew comes back and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a close 2 count.
Drew with more trash talking, saying Balor and Dolph Ziggler are worthless to him. Balor counters a move for a 2 count. Balor drops Drew with a kick from the apron. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Drew cuts him off again. Drew with a big chop while Balor is up top. Drew climbs up and drives Balor down from the second rope. Balor still kicks out at 2 and Drew can’t believe it. Balor gets dumped to the floor but he comes back to trap Drew in the ring apron, beating on him. Drew catches Balor and sends him into the apron face-first. Drew smiles at Balor and drops him with the Glasgow Kiss headbutt.
Drew poses at ringside while keeping Balor down. Drew tosses Balor back in the ring and the referee checks on him. Ziggler comes from behind from the crowd and drops Drew at ringside with a superkick. Ziggler brings a steel chair over but Drew kicks it into his face. Drew rolls Ziggler into the ring and the referee tells him not to bring the chair in. Drew brings it in and Balor kicks it back into him. Balor goes to the top and hits Coup de Grace on Drew for the pin to win.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Balor starts celebrating as his music hits. He leaves the ring as Drew recovers and wants to go after him. We see Ziggler getting up at ringside as well. We go to replays as Ziggler stares Balor down to end the segment.
We get a backstage pre-recorded video from Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler says he plucked Drew McIntyre from obscurity and maybe tonight he will send him back. Ziggler says he’s not the good guy or the bad guy, he’s Dolph Ziggler. He doesn’t understand why Finn Balor got involved because he doesn’t need his help. Back to commercial.
Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler
Back from the break and out comes Drew McIntyre. Cole says Finn Balor is not here tonight because Drew injured him last week. Cole says Balor will be back for the match with Drew on Sunday. Charly meets Drew in the ring and asks him about challenging Ziggler tonight. McIntyre goes on about not being undefeated and how that makes him more dangerous. He says he will finish Balor for good on Sunday. Drew says he is making RAW a better place for everyone, including the fans. He doesn’t care if they don’t like him, they will respect him. Drew goes on and says Ziggler is about to get his head kicked off. Ziggler makes his way out next.
Ziggler hits the ring and goes to work but Drew easily turns it around and keeps control. We go to commercial with Drew in control.
Back from the break and Drew has Ziggler up on the top. Drew fights off a counter and brings Ziggler to the mat with a huge slam from the second rope. Ziggler kicks out. Drew sends Ziggler to the floor and follows, stalking him. Drew tries to hit a suplex on the floor but Ziggler slides out and sends him into the ring post as the referee counts.
Ziggler makes it back into the ring while Drew is still down on the floor. Drew makes it back in at the 9 count, barely beating the count. Ziggler goes to deliver a superkick but he collapses as his leg goes out. Drew laughs at him. Drew yells at Ziggler and taunts him to get back up. Ziggler kicks Drew’s leg down and nails a Zig Zag for a close 2 count. Ziggler looks to be going for a superkick but McIntyre levels him with a Claymore Kick for the pin to win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew grabs Ziggler and sends him into the ring post as the music stops. Ziggler rolls to the floor. Drew takes apart the steel ring steps and goes to put Ziggler down on them but officials run down to stop him. Drew backs off but turns and delivers another Claymore to Ziggler’s face while he’s down. McIntyre laughs some more and stands tall. Drew looks on from the stage as his music starts back up. Ziggler tries to get up at ringside.
Baron Corbin is in his office and he gets what he has been looking for over the last hour. Baron looks at it and says he will love it. Baron tells him to get everything ready for Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night.
Baron Corbin is in the ring and he says in two short weeks, he will be Raw’s General Manager. What a journey it has been. From winning Money in the Bank to being championship caliber to being constable to General Manager Elect. Baron says if you are born better than everyone else, you can achieve anything.
Baron says he has had a few thorns in his side. The Shield, Finn Balor, Kurt Angle, and Braun Strowman. With the help of one person, this journey has been pain-free. Tonight is Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night.
Baron brings out Drew McIntyre.
Baron thanks Drew for all of his hard work and unwavering support. He says Drew is on the right side of history. There needs to be something to commemorate all that Drew has done.
Baron gives Drew a Gold Medal of Excellence.
Drew says he did what no one else would do. He is here to eradicate complacency. People were in the back playing games on their phones. They were happy to collect their paychecks. Drew says they were responding to thinks said about them on social media.
Drew says he made Raw in his image. Drew says it is something that has to happen every day, not just Monday. Drew says that Finn Balor thinks he is the voice of these pathetic people. Finn is nothing more than a boy in a man’s world. At TLC, he will hurt Finn and break his spirit.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.
Dolph asks Drew if he is having some memory problems. He brought Drew to Raw and they were dominating. Dolph says he was the brains and Drew was the muscle. Dolph says his invitation got lost in the mail.
Drew tells Dolph the truth is that he was never invited. Drew says you don’t quite meet the height requirement for one. Drew says he is going to drop a truth bomb on Dolph. He was always the brains and brawl. Drew says he is the whole damn package. The relationship was working, but it is not working any more. Your role was to get him in a prominent position and you did it. You succeeded for once in your life. Drew thanks Dolph and tells him to leave.
Drew tells Dolph he can leave at any time. Drew says his thanks isn’t good enough for Dolph. Drew wonders if Dolph is going to cry. Drew says that he is the reason Dolph is relevant for the first time in ten years.
Dolph punches Drew and Dolph with a Zig Zag.
Baron tells Dolph that he is not going to ruin Drew McIntyre Appreciation Night. You have a match right now.
We go to commercial.
Drew McIntyre versus Dolph Ziggler
The match is joined in progress and Drew says something to Dolph. Dolph with a punch but Drew blocks a kick and takes Dolph to the mat and catapults Dolph into the ring post and Dolph goes to the floor. Drew gets Dolph on his shoulders and Drew tosses Dolph back into the ring. Drew kicks Dolph and applies an armbar. Drew runs his other arm across Dolph’s face after sending Dolph back to the mat.
Dolph stomps on the foot and punches Drew. Dolph with chops and he goes for the hesitation DDT but Drew holds on and hits a backdrop on Dolph. Drew with a chop and Dolph is sent to the floor. Drew says he has been taking it easy on Dolph so he will think that Dolph is Finn Balor. Drew runs Ziggler into the ring apron, ringside barrier and then hits a spinebuster. They return to the ring and Drew blocks a punch and chops, Dolph.
Finn Balor makes his way to the stage.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with chops while we see Balor at ringside. Ziggler with an elbow and boot to Drew. Drew with an elbow in the corner and then he hits a reverse Alabama slam for a near fall. Drew puts Ziggler on the turnbuckles and chops Dolph. Drew with a chop across the chest and he sets for a superplex but Ziggler with punches. Drew goes to the mat and Ziggler goes for a hesitation DDT and he hits it. Dolph gets a near fall. Ziggler with an elbow and he sends Drew over the top rope to the floor. Dolph comes off the apron and he punches Drew.
Dolph with chops against the ringside barrier. Drew with a headbutt to Ziggler and then he drops Ziggler on the ringside barrier. Drew sends Ziggler back into the ring and the referee goes down. Balor with a dropkick to Drew. The referee starts his count and Drew beats the count into the ring. Ziggler with a superkick for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
We are back and Drew McIntyre is asked about what he did to Dolph Ziggler. Drew says that Dolph was never his friend. He was a means to an end. Dolph is an enemy. Dolph knows how twisted and sick he can be. Drew says he is the mountain and he will come crashing down on Dolph Ziggler. Finn Balor is a marked man.
We are back and Finn Balor is asked about what he has done tonight and he is attacked by Drew McIntyre. Officials try to stop Drew but it is not too successful. Drew says he is fine and he leaves but Finn is not moving. Drew lied and he attacks Finn some more.