Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre
We go to the ring and out first comes Kevin Owens for the next match. Drew McIntyre is out next.
The bell rings and Drew takes control with a big shot. Owen comes back with a side-slam and a dropkick. Owens works over Drew in the corner and backs off after the referee warns him. Drew turns it around and nails a neckbreaker of his own for a 2 count.
More back and forth as they fight to their feet now. Drew rocks Owens and fights him into the corner. Drew charges shoulder-first but hits the ring post as Owens moves. Owens runs and hits a big Corner Cannonball to Owens. Owens keeps control for a few more minutes. Drew fights back on the outside. Drew blocks a shot into the ring post as the referee counts. Owens drops Drew at the 6 count.
Owens comes to the apron and Drew catches a kick. Drew grabs Owens’ leg and launches him off the apron, and into the barrier. Owens lands hard against the barrier and we go back to commercial.
Back from the commercial and Drew has Owens down with a knee to the center of the back. Drew keeps control and keeps Owens grounded in the middle of the ring. They fight up and out. Owens knocks Drew to the floor a few times. Owens rocks Drew back to the floor and follows with a big Cannonball from the apron. Owens gets a big pop from the crowd now. Owens brings it back into the ring and plays to the crowd some. Fans rally for Owens. They both collide with huge shots on the apron and stun each other. Drew waits on the apron but Owens superkicks him. Drew drops Owens on the apron again. More back and forth now. Owens goes back down on the floor but makes it back in at the 8 count. Drew stays on top of him and hits a big sitdown powerbomb for a close 2 count.
Drew takes Owens to the top and chops him. Drew climbs up for a superplex and Owens blocks it. Owens fights back and headbutts Drew to the mat. Owens follows up with a big Frogsplash but it’s just a 2 count. Owens is frustrated some now. Owens waits for Drew to get up. Drew blocks the Stunner and Owens superkicks him. Drew drops Owens with a clothesline. Owens catches Drew with a big Pop-Up Powerbomb but somehow Drew still kicks out at 2. Owens can’t believe it as a “this is awesome!” chant starts.
Owens keeps control and goes back to the top. Owens flies for a big senton but Drew gets his knees up and blocks it. Owens lands hard. Drew fights but runs into a superkick. Dew blocks a kick and a Stunner, coming right back with a Claymore Kick out of nowhere but Owens gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the pin. The crowd pops big time. Drew can’t believe it as he argues with the referee. Drew goes for the big DDT but Owens blocks it for a 2 count of his own. They tangle some more and Owens nails the Stunner. They’re both down. Owens takes too much time crawling over and Drew gets his boot on the bottom rope to break the pin.
Drew catches a superkick and drops Owens with the big Future Shock DDT. Owens kicks out at 2 and Drew isn’t happy. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. They tangle some more and Owens hits a second big Stunner. The music suddenly hits and out comes Triple H in a suit. Triple H stands at the entrance and looks down at the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Triple H is in the ring with Owens. We see some WWE NXT Superstars out at ringside – The Forgotten Sons, Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest. Triple H calls for a water and hands it to Owens. He says this was a helluva match. He gets a pop from the Boston crowd. He goes on about the wrestling history in Boston and says Owens and Rollins made magic in the ring. Triple H says Owens knows why he’s here, same general reason why he was here for Rollins before, but different. Triple H goes on about why he likes Rollins but says Owens is different, a different breed. Triple H goes on about how Owens turned on his best friend to win the NXT Title, then had the guts to walk into RAW and pick a fight with John Cena on RAW, and Cena left RAW in an ambulance that night.
Triple H goes on praising Owens for how he helped legitimize NXT and put it on the map. He says Owens was then taken from NXT and probably didn’t want to leave. He goes on about how people on the main roster indicated to Owens that they didn’t want him there, and that they didn’t believe he belongs there on the main roster. Triple H knows where Owens belongs. He goes on about how good Owens is in the ring and how ring-smart he is. Triple H sees a guy who doesn’t fit the damn mold, and Triple H loves it. Triple H points to the NXT big men at ringside and says they’re here just so these two can have their conversation, not to attack Owens or anything like that. They came here just for Owens, but Owens’ teammates are in the back and none of them are coming out to help Owens from a potential attack because they don’t give a damn about Owens. Triple H says the guys in the back also know they will get their asses handed to them if they come out, and prove that NXT is now the A-Show. Members of the RAW locker room comes out and a brawl breaks out at ringside. Owens is suddenly attacked from behind in the ring by The Undisputed Era (NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong, NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong) as Triple H watches. The OC (WWE United States Champion AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson) hits the ring to make the save as The Undisputed Era retreats through the crowd. Triple H is now watching from the stage. The OC yells from the ring as The Undisputed Era taunts them from the crowd. The other Superstars fought to the back. We go to commercial.