Cena out and he says he will become the 17-time champion by defeating Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Fans pop. How does Cena know he will win? Because he has something that no other Superstars have – ruthless aggression. Drew McIntyre appears from the back with a mic, saying “no, no, no!” and to stop everything right now. Drew asks Cena how dare he. Drew doesn’t care if Cena talks about his 16 titles, his new movies or whatever book he’s currently writing. Drew asks how Cena can stand here now and claim that he still has ruthless aggression. Drew gets in Vince’s face and says this is what ruthless aggression looks like. Drew says Cena’s time is up and his time is now. Drew says just like Austin, Rock and Lesnar, Cena can leave. Baron Corbin comes out with a mic and fans boo. Corbin says Braun Strowman threatened his life earlier. Corbin isn’t the type to have a lawyer on speed dial but if he did, he and Vince could agree that giving him the title shot is best for business. Finn Balor interrupts next with a mic. Balor says he’s got to be honest, he’s a little tired of being left out of these type of conversations. Balor says the three in the ring can make claims to a lot of things but he’s the only one out here who’s ever been Universal Champion. Fans pop. Vince says maybe one day Balor will again but there’s a lot of beef out here right now. Vince says Balor has extraordinary agility, tremendous peed, he’s got it all but against Lesnar and all this beef… Balor is a great competitor but Vince doesn’t know. Balor tells Vince to let’s be honest… Vince never believed in him, but the fans do. Balor knows Vince is stubborn and nothing he says will change Vince’s mind, so how about Balor shows him… Balor drops Corbin. Drew drops Cena. Balor turns around to a Claymore Kick from Drew, who is the last one standing. Cena gets up and Drew floors him with a Claymore. Vince is happy now, he says he likes all this. Vince says let’s find out who will face Lesnar with a Fatal 4 Way tonight. Fans pop. Vince says that’s what we will do. Vince’s music hits as Drew looks down at the others laid out in the ring. Vince also looks at them and nods at Drew in approval. Drew leaves first.
Fatal 4 Way to Crown a New #1 Contender to WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar: Finn Balor vs. John Cena vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin
Back from the break and out first comes Finn Balor for tonight’s main event. The winner will face Brock Lesnar for the title at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Baron Corbin is out next, followed by Drew McIntyre. John Cena is out last.
The bell rings and here we go. Balor and Corbin go at it in the ring. Drew works on Cena outside. Balor drops Corbin and goes to the top for a Coup de Grace but Corbin catches him. Corbin with a chokeslam – backbreaker for a 2 count. Cena comes back in and is caught between Corbin and Drew as they all face off. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cena sends Corbin into the corner to knock him out of the ring. Drew goes after Cena now. Balor rolls Drew up for a 2 count. Balor tosses Drew out to the floor. Balor kicks Drew back through the ropes. Balor runs the apron but Corbin knocks him off with a big forearm. Cena with a big tornado DDT from the second rope to Corbin. Cena with a 2 count as Drew breaks it up. Drew mounts Cena with strikes now.
Drew stalks Cena and waits for him to get up. Cena ducks a shot and hits his shoulder blocks. Cena with the big slam to set up for the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Drew. Cena hits it and goes for the Attitude Adjustment, nailing it in the middle of the ring. Corbin breaks the pin up at 2. Corbin works Cena over now. Cena goes for the AA but can’t get Corbin up. Balor comes in and stops Corbin from hitting a suplex on Cena, joining Cena to hit a double suplex on Corbin. Corbin and Balor double team Corbin in the corner now. Balor and Cena climb up for a double superplex but Drew runs over and slams Cena and Balor to the mat. Corbin grabs Drew but Drew rocks him and climbs up for the superplex. Corbin blocks it and turns Drew upside down in the corner. Drew powers back up and launches Corbin to the mat. Drew waits for Corbin to get up as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Corbin hits End of Days on Balor but Drew breaks the pin up. Drew stares Corbin down and they start brawling. Drew sends Corbin out but he runs right back in. Drew with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt to Corbin. Cena goes to the top rope for the leg drop but Drew catches him in a big Spinebuster for a close 2 count.
Drew stomps away on Cena now as fans boo. Corbin stands over Balor. Drew continues to control Cena. Corbin works over Balor now. Cena and Balor both start fighting back. Cena sends Drew to the floor. Balor drops Corbin. Balor slides out of an AA attempt from Cena. Balor drops Cena. Balor goes up for a Coup de Grace but Cena gets to his feet and rocks Balor while he’s on the top. Cena goes for a super AA on Balor from the second rope. Balor elbows away. Cena powers up for the super AA again and he hits it this time. Corbin runs in and throws Cena out of the ring, covering Balor for the close 2 count.
Corbin drops Cena at ringside with a steel chair now. Corbin with chair shots to Drew next, keeping him down on the outside. Corbin returns to the ring with the chair and stalks Balor. Corbin with a big chair shot over the back as Balor tries to get up. Corbin with another chair shot for a close 2 count as Cena breaks the pin up just in time. Corbin drops Cena with a body shot. Corbin grabs the chair again and waits for Cena to get up. Cena ducks the chair shot and nails the AA on Corbin. Drew runs in and drops Cena with a Claymore Kick. Balor with a big DDT on Drew. Balor goes to the top for a Coup de Grace on Cena. Balor nails it and covers for the pin to earn the title shot at the Rumble.
Winner and New #1 Contender to WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar: Finn Balor
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