The pre-show kicks off with Renee Young welcoming us and introducing the rest of the panel, comprised tonight of David Otunga, Jerry “the King” Lawler, and Sam Roberts. Finn Balor joins the panel from backstage and says he’s never pretended to be something that he’s not. He created the Demon, he controls it, and anyone who faces Bray Wyatt should be hesitant. But he’s proven time and again that he’s an extraordinary man who does extraordinary things, and tonight at No Mercy he’s going to do that one more time.
Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor (Man vs. Man Match)
Wyatt blindsides Balor before the bell and puts boots to him! Dumping Finn outside, ramming him into the barricade, putting his face repeatedly into the announce table… ROCK BOTTOM ONTO THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Choking him on it, and referee Chad Patton finally gets Bray to back off and checks Balor. The referees begin helping Finn to the back and Wyatt gets on the mic.
He tells Los Angeles to look what he just did to their hero, and he bids Balor run away like the little coward he is. He forgot to inform him that the man he was set to face wasn’t a man at all, but a god. He orders Finn to look at him and tells him he isn’t a Demon, he’s not a man, he’s a coward. Balor takes his jacket off and, clutching his ribs in pain, hustles back to the ring!
We have a bell and Finn is throwing hands! Sister Abigail denied, he passes Bray outside and nails him with a dropkick that sends him into the barricade! Shotgun dropkick into another section of barricade, back inside but Wyatt cuts him off in the turnbuckles for a punch and a headbutt before landing a superplex that aggravates the rib injury but Balor refuses to let it put him away!
Headbutt to the ribs, Bray struts like Akeem the African Dream before taking things to the apron. He… licks his finger and rubs his shirt over his nipple? Weird. Anyway, struggle on the apron and Wyatt drops Finn with a clubbing blow to the back that puts his shoulder into the apron! Back in the ring, cravate applied, Balor fights out with a jawbreaker and Bray shoves him into the corner.
Finn picking up steam, running Wyatt over, chop in the corner, whip reversed, up and over, Wyatt lands a superkick! Outside again but Balor traps him in the ring skirt and clubs away at him! Up on the apron, shifting to stomps, Penalty Kick off the apron! Finn draws Bray up and smashes his face into the announce table a bit before throwing him back in the ring.
Balor up top, Wyatt does the spider walk and stops him dead in his tracks for a moment but Balor gets fired up! Nobody home on the stomp but he rolls through and hits the Sling Blade! Running into a boot, Bray gets the big Rock Bottom off, running senton, only good for two! Disdainful kicks and slaps from the Eater of Worlds, he puts Finn off the ropes but gets caught into a strike exchange.
Pele kick connects, Sister Abigail denied, standing double stomp gets Balor another nearfall! Hesitation dropkick, Finn climbs and again Wyatt cuts him off, thinking about another superplex but Balor clubs at him until he falls to the mat. Perched, double stomp to the back of the neck… NOT ENOUGH! Inverted facelock, Bray reverses, Finn floats out but runs right into a lariat!
Wyatt taking a breather, trying to figure out what he needs to do for a win here, settling on that wicked release suplex of his. Another one, Balor on the back foot, Bray deciding to climb but Finn cuts him off up top with a gamengiri! Wyatt shoves him away, Balor in with the shotgun dropkick, getting himself fired up, he hits another and climbs…
Finn Balor wins by pinfall with the Coup de Grace.