We see Drew McIntyre and The Brawling Brutes backstage getting aggressive with each other. We go to commercial.
Hit Row vs. Sheamus and Drew McIntyre
Back from the break and Hit Row is already in the ring wrapping up their entrance – “Top Dolla” AJ Francis and Ashante “Thee” Adonis with “B-Fab” Briana Brandy. Samantha Irvin continues the introductions as Sheamaus and Drew McIntyre come to the ring next. McIntyre and Sheamus pose in the corner as we see video from this evening of Hit Row confronting Adam Pearce backstage about how Braun Strowman and Ricochet replaced Sheamus and Drew in the tag team tournament, and how Hit Row knows they would’ve defeated Sheamus and Drew to advance. Pearce then made this match.
The bell rings and Adonis talks trash to McIntyre. McIntyre levels him with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Drew launches Adonis across the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex. Drew calls for the Claymore Kick but Top Dolla pulls Adonis to safety.
Sheamus runs around the ring and levels Adonis with a shoulder. Dolla and B-Fab talk trash as Sheamus brings Adonis back in. Adonis nails a dropkick, then wraps Sheamus up in the ropes. Dolla with a cheap shot while Adonis distracts the referee. Sheamus comes back with the Irish Curse backbreaker.
Sheamus goes for 10 Beats of the Bodhrán to Adonis but he stops and decks Dolla as he charges at the apron. Sheamus then delivers 10 Beats of the Bodhrán to Dolla as fans count along, knocking Dolla to the floor. Sheamus intercepts Adonis and drops him with White Noise for a pop. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick now. Dolla comes in but Drew cuts him off with a Claymore. Sheamus with a Brogue to Adonis for the pin to win.
Winners: Sheamus and Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Sheamus and Drew stand tall as the music hits and we go to replays. They pose in the corner as the crowd cheers them on, but a video of The Viking Raiders and Valhalla begins playing on the big screen. The trio is around a fire. Valhalla says she hears the Gods and they are telling her they have chosen two warriors, once destined for greatness and now sentenced to sacrifice. We see Valhalla applying war paint to Erik and Ivar. Erik says Drew’s name, and Ivar says Sheamus’ name. Valhalla says the chill in the air is not winter approaching. Erik says it’s pain, Ivar says it’s suffering. Valhalla says next week it’s destiny. We go back to Sheamus and McIntyre, and they look a bit concerned but not too much. Sheamus and Drew go back to hyping the crowd up.