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.