The announcers talk about WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, and hype Team Flair vs. Team Hogan at WWE Crown Jewel. The Nature Boy takes the mic and tries to get some sports-related heel heat from the local crowd but he does a “Wooo!” and they pop. Flair talks about the big ten-man match at Crown Jewel now and says we’re taking the show t Saudi. Flair goes on and introduces the final member of his team. The music hits and out comes Drew McIntyre making his return for a pop.
Drew hits the ring and says he has plenty to say and he will when the time is right. But first, Flair asked for a favor and it’s been granted. Drew calls Flair “sir” and tell him to take a seat and watch along with everyone else, as this will get uncomfortable. Drew says he’s going to show us a preview of what he plans on doing to Team Hogan at Crown Jewel.
Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet
Drew McIntyre stands tall in the ring as the music hits and out comes Ricochet. Ricochet makes his entrance and poses as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and the bell rings. Drew ends up man-handling Ricochet some in the corner as Ric Flair looks on from a seat. Drew sends Ricochet into the barrier and follows. Drew brings it back in and Ricochet is down as the referee counts. Drew unloads on Ricochet in the corner now. Drew knocks Ricochet back down and talks trash. Ricochet gets up and fights back with strikes but a big forearm levels him.
Drew catches Ricochet with a big shot and keeps him down. More offense from Drew now. Drew keeps Ricochet grounded in the middle of the ring now. Drew goes on and plants Ricochet in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Drew keeps control and takes Ricochet back to the corner. Drew continues to dominate until Ricochet looks to mount offense now. Drew catches him in mid-move but Ricochet slides out. Ricochet fights back but Drew rocks him with a big elbow, sending him out to the floor. Drew follows but Ricochet ends up connecting with a dropkick. Ricochet runs back into the ring and remains in control as we go back to commercial with Drew down on the outside.
Back from the break and we see how McIntyre used power moves to turn it around during the break. Ricochet tries to rally and counter out of the corner now with chops as Flair watches. Drew turns Ricochet inside out and he falls on his neck for another close 2 count. More back and forth for a few minutes now. Ricochet turns it around and hits a big enziguri. Ricochet plays to the crowd for a pop.
Ricochet springboards in and rocks Drew with a flying clothesline. Ricochet keeps the momentum up and hits the standing Shooting Star Press but Drew actually kicks out at 1. Ricochet with more high-impact offense for another close 2 count. Ricochet goes to the top but it’s interrupted. They tangle and Drew knocks Ricochet out of mid-air. Drew launches Ricochet into the corner with a huge Buckle Bomb. Drew immediately follows up with a big powerbomb but somehow Ricochet kicks out at 2. Drew can’t believe it.
Drew looks over at Flair and turns his attention back to Ricochet. Ricochet counters the Future Shock DDT. Ricochet and McIntyre tangle but Ricochet drops him with a big enziguri. Ricochet tries to scoop Drew on his shoulders but he can’t get it up. Ricochet with a superkick to the face. Ricochet tries to scoop Drew again and this time he does it, dropping him with the DVD. Ricochet goes to the top and nails a Shooting Star Press but Drew kicks out right before the 3 count. Ricochet can’t believe it and Flair is thrilled.
Ricochet goes back to the top but is forced to roll through. Ricochet goes for the Recoil but Drew blocks it and launches Ricochet out of the ring, and he lands bad on the floor. We hear Flair “Wooo!” at ringside. Drew launches Ricochet into the ring post and fans boo as he waits for him to get up in the corner. Ricochet gets to his feet, dazed in the corner, and Drew immediately hits him with the Claymore Kick for the pin to win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew stands tall as his music hits and we go to replays. Flair stands tall at ringside. The music stops as Drew attacks Ricochet and destroys him in the ring. Drew with a Future Shock DDT as Flair watches. Drew drags Ricochet out of the ring by his legs, and catapults Ricochet face-first into the steel ring steps. Ricochet smacks hard and fans boo Drew. Drew returns to the ring and Flair joins him. Flair raises Drew’s arm in the air as we get another replay. Referees check on