Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin are talking in the back and Baron asks how many tag teams will he force to implode. Finn Balor enters and he wants to know why the match is cancelled at Extreme Rules. Baron says that Finn would just end up on the short end again. Finn asks Baron about getting permission from his manager at TGI Friday’s. Braun Strowman enters and he says he has been a bit rough on Kevin Owens after him wanting to be his friend last week. Braun says he wants to be Kevin’s tag team partner tonight. Kurt asks Braun who they should face and Braun suggests, why not them and Kurt makes the match with Finn and Baron facing Kevin and Braun. We go to commercial.
Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens vs. Finn Bálor and Baron Corbin
We go to the ring and out comes Braun Strowman with his Money In the Bank briefcase. Back to commercial.
Balor and Owens start things off but Corbin tags himself in. Owens with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Corbin stays on his feet. Owens with a side head lock but Corbin with a shoulder tackle. Owens with punches in the corner and he goes to the turnbuckles but Corbin with an uppercut. Balor tags in and Balor goes to the turnbuckles for a double sledge to the arm. Corbin tags himself back in and Owens with a kick and chops to Corbin. Corbin goes for the chokebreaker but Owens escapes and tags in Strowman.
They lock up and go to a stalemate. Corbin with a forearm to the back. Corbin with a kick and forearm. Strowman with a palm thrust and punch. Strowman wants Owens to tag in and he tells him as only Strowman can do. Balor tags back in. Owens with a kick on a test of strength. Owens with kicks. Owens with a punch to Balor and then he knocks Corbin off the apron. Owens kicks Corbin and Strowman and Owens send Corbin into the turnbuckles. Strowman punches Corbin in the midsection. Owens with a cannonball to Corbin while Strowman hits a splash on Balor.
Strowman and Owens are on the same page for now, as we go to commercial.
We are back and Balor with an arm bar on Owens. We see Balor hitting a double stomp during the commercial break. Balor keeps Owens from making the tag. Balor with an elevated elbow drop for a near fall. Corbin tags in and he runs into an elbow. Corbin slides around the ring post and Strowman tags in. Strowman with a shoulder tackle and forearm across the chest. Strowman with a splash and then he runs into a boot. Balor tags in and Strowman pulls him into the ring and Strowman with a forearm across the chest. Corbin is clotheslined over the top rope to the floor.
Strowman goes to the floor and he knocks over Balor with a shoulder tackle and he does the same to Corbin. Strowman tells Owens to do a lap. Owens tags in and he knocks over Balor with a shoulder tackle but he runs into a clothesline from Corbin. Strowman pulls Corbin off the apron and sends him into the ringside barrier. Strowman tries to hit Corbin with a shoulder tackle and Strowman hits the ring post when Corbin moves. Balor with slingblade and then he sets for the running drop kick but Corbin tags in. Balor with an enzuigiri to knock Corbin off the apron. Balor sends Owens to the floor and then Corbin pulls Balor to the floor. Corbin and Balor fight up the ramp.
The referee makes his count and he gets to ten.
Winners by Countout: Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens
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Men’s Money In the Bank Ladder Match: Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode vs. The Miz vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kofi Kingston
We go to the ring and out first comes Samoa Joe for tonight’s main event. We see the Money In the Bank briefcase hanging high above the ring. Finn Balor is out next. Aiden English is out next to do the introduction for Rusev. Kevin Owens is out next, followed by Bobby Roode. Out next comes The Miz. Braun Strowman is out next as the other Superstars look on. It’s time to find out who The New Day is sending into the match as their music hits. Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston all come out to the stage and talk it over. Big E moves forward but steps back. Woods acts like he’s going to the ring next but its Kofi.
Fans chant for Kofi as the bell rings. Everyone attacks Braun and take him to the corner. Braun fights his way out. Balor charges Braun but gets dropped. Braun splashes Roode and Miz at the same time in the corner. Owens charges but Braun floors him. Braun stands tall and yells out. Strowman grabs a ladder to bring in but Joe hits him from behind. Kofi launches himself at Braun on the floor. Braun drops Owens on the ramp as he charges. Miz and Roode double team Braun with ladder shots now. Roode and Balor drop Braun with a ladder attack now. They all bury Braun under a bunch of ladders on the stage now.
Miz takes advantage of the Braun burial and runs back to the ring to stand a ladder up. Miz climbs but Joe runs into the ring and pushes the ladder over. Miz begs Joe from his knees. Joe drops Balor as he tries to enter the ring. Joe rams Miz back into the corner with a ladder. Kofi with Trouble In Paradise to Joe and a ladder dropkick into Miz. Kofi lays a ladder on Miz and hits a Boom Drop onto it. Kofi stands a ladder up as fans chant for The New Day. Owens pulls Kofi off the ladder. Owens misses the pop-up powerbomb but hits Kofi with the superkick. Owens climbs but Balor stops him. Balor gets his hand on the case but Owens brings him down. They trade shots and Balor drops Owens for the double leg drop. (more…)
Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe vs. The Miz
Rollins and Joe go at it while Miz and Balor engage to get the match started. Joe ends up as the last man standing, but The Architect quickly recovers and hits a blockbuster to Joe and Miz at the same time. Seth hits a couple of precision suicide dives before grabbing a ladder. Joe ends up tripping Rollins into a ladder for the first painful spot of the match.
Balor drops Joe on the ladder to get a little pop from the crowd. He sets it up and begins to climb. Miz pulls him down and kicks him in the face. Balor and Rollins fight over the ladder until they end up on opposite sides. Miz and Joe come in and tip it over to take them out. Joe turns on Miz and sets up a ladder in the corner. It falls down, so he slams Balor on top of it. Finn hits a sling blade and a dropkick into the ladder to take control. He climbs to the top rope and Seth meets him up there. Joe grabs them and turns it into a tower of doom.
Samoa Joe takes a Skull Crushing Finale right onto the ladder and rolls out of the ring. Rollins meets Miz on top of the ladder and both men reach for the belt. They fight until Miz knocks Seth down. Miz is a one-man wrecking crew as he takes out Balor and Rollins with some of his signature moves. Balor kicks Miz and he lands on the ladder. Finn hits the Coup de Grace while Miz lays on the ladder before setting it up and beginning to climb. Joe runs in and rips him down.
Joe plants Finn with an urinagi. He climbs up the ladder but Balor tips it over and he hits the top rope. Rollins springboards onto the ladder and grabs the title before Balor can reach it to retain in one of the better Ladder match endings we have seen in recent memory.
Winner: Seth Rollins
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Four Superstars will take competition to new heights at WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble event, where the Intercontinental Championship will be contested in a high-risk Ladder Match.
The Intercontinental Championship is one of the most prestigious prizes in sports-entertainment, having been held by such WWE Hall of Famers as Shawn Michaels, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Ricky “The Dragon Steamboat.” Given the title’s rich heritage, Finn Bálor, Seth Rollins, The Miz and Samoa Joe will stop at nothing to claim the workhorse championship when it will dangle from the ceiling of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.
The only way to win this bout is to ascend a ladder and snatch the Intercontinental Championship out of the sky. However, with three other Superstars to contend with, that’s easier said than done. Expect plenty of crash-and-burn moments and heartbreaking near-victories in this steel-bending, and perhaps career-changing, encounter.
The Greatest Royal Rumble event will also play host to six other championship matches, John Cena vs. Triple H and the first-ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match. The action kicks off today at 7 p.m. AST. The event streams live on the award-winning WWE Network with a tune-in time of 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, and with a special, one-hour Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. It will be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming.
At WrestleMania 34, an all-out free-for-all will decide who has the right to call himself Intercontinental Champion when The Miz puts his illustrious title on the line against Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor.
Despite his defeat in the Elimination Chamber Match, The Miz returned to the Feb. 26 edition of Monday Night Raw with new life and demanded to know his opponent at The Showcase of the Immortals. Instead of receiving a direct answer, though, The A-Lister ended up competing in a one-on-one showdown against Rollins in a match that Raw General Manager Kurt Angle indicated “might” help decide who Miz would face at WrestleMania. Moments after The Architect proved himself worthy with a non-title victory over the champion, Bálor suddenly stepped onto the stage to seize the spotlight and soon picked up a win of his own over Miz.
The following week, Miz answered back by mocking Rollins and Bálor in the Third Non-Annual Mizzies, causing The Kingslayer and The Extraordinary Man to form an unlikely tandem for a Handicap Match against the Intercontinental Champion and his Miztourage. When an incensed A-Lister confronted Angle after the matchup, The Olympic Hero made the monumental decision to put the champion into a showdown against both competitors on Sunday, April 8, in New Orleans.
Whether it be by way of his jaw-dropping display inside the Elimination Chamber or through his marathon-man performance in a grueling Gauntlet Match the week prior, Rollins has been on an absolute mission to reclaim the spotlight as “The Man.” Meanwhile, the always exciting Bálor stands as the first-ever Universal Champion, and given that he was never beaten for that title, The Extraordinary Man has been looking to reclaim a throne of his own for some time now.
Desire does not necessarily equal victory, though, especially at the biggest show of the year. No matter whether you like him or loathe him, there is no denying Miz’s ability to come out on top in any scenario. On the night the Triple Threat Match was made, The A-Lister was a mere 55 days away from having the longest cumulative run as Intercontinental Champion of all time.
Who will exit The Grandest Stage of Them All with the Intercontinental Championship in their grasp? Find out Sunday, April 8, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network at 7 ET/4 PT!
Miz says now is the time where he likes to take a break for a Lifetime Achievement Mizzie. Miz says this award goes to the man who is a workhorse for WWE, the man who is 55 days away from breaking Pedro Morales’ record… the music interrupts and out comes Seth Rollins. Rollins says the good people of Milwaukee were begging for someone to interrupt Miz because he’s dragging. The music interrupts again and out comes Finn Balor to stand with Rollins on the stage. Rollins asks Balor if he’s done and says that’s two weeks in a row now. Balor says he’s not here to follow Rollins, he’s here to do one better… Miz interrupts and says neither of them deserve to be his WrestleMania challenger. Miz runs them both down for being losers. Miz proposes a 3-on-2 handicap match for tonight and fans pop. Rollins and Balor accept the challenge and head to the ring. Rollins and Balor enter the ring as their opponents scramble. Back to commercial.
3-on-2 Handicap Match: The Miz, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel vs. Finn Bálor and Seth Rollins
Back from the break and Axel locks up with Balor to start. Axel works Balor over but Balor turns it around and tags Rollins in. Rollins comes in off the second rope for the quick double team. Dallas comes in but Rollins ends up taking him and Axel down, then scaring Miz off the apron. Dallas takes a dropkick but domes right back and beats Rollins down in the corner. Miz tags in with offense and a pin attempt but Rollins kicks out at 2. Axel is legal now as he keeps Rollins down in the middle of the ring. Axel with a 2 count as he keeps Rollins grounded with a knee to the back now. Axel dropkicks Rollins and stands tall to talk some trash.
Dallas comes back in with more offense to Rollins. Dallas drops Rollins on his head and keeps him grounded with a headlock. Fans try to rally for Rollins. Rollins fights up and out. Dallas runs into a boot and misses a clothesline. Balor tags in and comes in off the ropes. Balor unloads on Dallas. Miz and Axel get sent off the apron. Balor with chops to Dallas in the corners now. Balor brings Dallas from the top to the mat with an enziguri. Miz distracts Balor and Balor follows him to the floor. Axel is waiting to floor Balor. Dallas follows up and drops him on the floor again. Miz talks trash to Balor as we return to commercial.
Back from the break and Balor drops Axel with an overhead kick. Rollins and Miz tag in at the same time. Rollins springboards in and goes right to work on the champion. Rollins drops Miz with a big knee to the head. Rollins with a splash in the corner. Rollins hits a suplex and holds it for the Falcon Arrow for a 2 count. Balor is down on the floor as Rollins cranks up for a kick. Rollins kicks Miz and knocks Dallas off the apron. Miz comes from behind but Rollins kicks out of the roll up. Rollins ends up dropping Miz with a kick to the jaw but Axel breaks it up at 2.
Rollins sends Axel to the floor with Dallas. Rollins ducks a Miz clothesline and nails a suicide dive to take down The Miztourage on the floor. Miz gets sent out to the floor next. Rollins runs the ropes for a dive but Balor tags himself in. They argue. Balor ends up launching himself to take down Axel and Dallas. Balor with a Slingblade to Miz now. Balor with the big dropkick. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Rollins tags himself in. Rollins hits the Blackout stomp on Miz for the pin.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor
After the match, Kurt Angle comes out to announce a Triple Threat for the IC Title at WrestleMania 34 – Balor vs. Rollins vs. Miz.
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After Rollins vs. Miz. Rollins stands tall until the music interrupts and out comes Finn Balor. Balor does his entrance as Rollins stares at him, apparently not happy about Balor interrupting his celebration. Rollins marches to the back and we go to commercial.
The Miz vs. Finn Bálor
Back from the break and The Miz is being forced to compete in another non-title match by Kurt Angle. The match falls apart due to interference from The Miztourage but Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make the save and chaos breaks out.
Angle appears on the big screen and announces that Gallows, Anderson and The Miztourage are banned from ringside. Angle says this match will continue and there will be a winner or Miz won’t make it to WrestleMania. The bell hits again and Miz unloads with a corner clothesline, then a big DDT for a 2 count. Miz mounts Balor and unloads with rights. Miz takes Balor to the floor and follows but Balor fights back and sends him into the steel ring steps.
Balor rolls Miz back into the ring and goes to cover but Miz kicks him. Miz with more offense and another 2 count on Balor. More back and forth between the two. Miz with another 2 count as we return to commercial.
Back from the break and we see Rollins backstage watching the match. Balor hits a jawbreaker and then drops Miz with an overhead kick. Miz tries to keep control but Balor mounts offense, going from corner to corner. Miz goes to the top but Balor kicks him in the head. Balor drops Miz again and covers for another 2 count. Miz turns it back around but misses a roundhouse kick. Balor comes back with kicks now. Balor keeps control and covers for 2.
Miz goes to the floor for a breather but Balor follows. Balor with the big dropkick into the barrier. Balor brings Miz back into the ring and hits a Slingblade. Balor with another corner dropkick. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace and he hits it. Balor covers for the non-title win.
Winner: Finn Bálor
After the match, Balor stands tall as his music hits. We see Rollins backstage watching as Renee Young approaches for comments. Rollins doesn’t know what Balor is trying to prove by beating the man he just beat. Renee asks about coming up short in the Chamber and asks where that leaves him for WrestleMania. Rollins says he did come up short but he’s learned there’s more than 1 way to WrestleMania and he knows how to pave his own way. Rollins announces that he wants Miz and the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania. We go back to the ring as Balor continues his celebration.
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