Becky Lynch and Bobby Roode vs. Sasha Banks and Finn Balor
During Roode’s entrance, Becky mirrored all of Roode’s movements. Roode and Balor starting out with a bit of a stalemate. Roode with a glorious taunt and gets a “too sweet” to the forehead. Both Becky and Sasha want in the ring now. Things get a little heated between the two when Bayley is brought up. Becky does Bayley’s taunt and they two swing away at each other. Balor tags in and in comes Roode who tries for a glorious DDT early on, nope, Balor with a cover, two.
Balor brings out a flurry of kicks to drop Roode. Becky and Sasha rallying their partners to get back in the match. Banks with running double knees, cover, two. Becky rallies, near fall. Sasha with a roll-up, two, kick. Sasha charges into the corner, gets booted by Becky. Sasha heads up to the top rope, Becky follows her up and swings away. Superplex off the second rope!
Balor and Roode back in, Balor goes to work finishes with a double stomp. Balor drops Roode, cover, Becky breaks up the pin. Roode tries for the glorious DDT, gets shoved into the corner, Roode up and hits a blockbuster, cover, two. Slingblade by Balor, wants to finish it off, but Sasha wants in and hits double knees on Becky. Becky than lands a suicide dive on Roode. Balor with a dropkick to Roode into the barricade. Sasha heads in to finish off Sasha and Becky with the sneak roll-up for the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch and Bobby Roode via Pinfall (Advance to the finals)
Post-Match, Sasha and Balor are shocked at the loss. Roode and Becky celebrate in the ring.
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Miz tells everyone that he lives in LA in response to the ‘welcome home’ chants. Miz says before he brings out his guests, he has some personal issues to deal with. Some people like to get personal things in private and he wants to be open and honest. He asks Bo and Curtis how the Miztourage thing is going. He says their talents are being showcased on Raw each week. You are both happy and that is great, but he is not.
Less than a year ago, you were swimming in a pool of mediocrity. You have failed him and Miz says if he wanted failure, he never would have gone to LA and he would have stayed in Cleveland.
Curtis says you can count on him.
Miz says he has been left down on the mat for the last two weeks because they have let him down.
Bo says they are doing the best they can.
Miz tells Bo he can BOlieve back to catering.
Seth Rollins’ music interrupts and he makes his way to the ring.
Seth says he normally is not a fan of MizTV but this is some great stuff. The MizTourage hashing out their problems. Seth says he doesn’t mean to interrupt but he will stand here and watch.
Miz says Seth did interrupt. The only problem they have is Seth.
Seth says if he is out here, then he can help. Seth says he will mediate. The MizTourage feels a little underappreciated. When was the last time you looked them in the eyes and said thank you?
Miz asks Seth if he is kidding.
Seth says he is not kidding. He says Miz should be thanking them every chance he can. Without them, you wouldn’t be the Intercontinental Champion. Seth suggests a MizTourage chant and Miz reminds everyone what to do when his hand goes up.
Miz says they appreciate each other. Miz says he would still be Intercontinental Champion without them.
Bo says Miz is a phony A Lister who can’t fight.
Seth wants Bo to say it a little louder and Miz wants to know what Bo just said.
Before Bo can respond, Finn Balor makes his way to the ring.
Finn apologizes for interrupting but he is a guest. He says that Miz needs his help now. People want to know what Bo just said.
Finn says sometimes it is hard to hear what people say when you are in the ring, but he heard it crystal clear. Bo said that the Miz was the biggest jerk he ever met.
Bo says he did not call Miz a jerk.
Finn tells Miz it is nothing to worry about. Bo tells Finn what he said.
Miz tells Bo to say that again. Miz pie faces Bo when he speaks.
Curtis has to hold Bo back. Miz wants to fire Bo up. They are less than two weeks away and you are letting them play us and try to divide them? The only thing that matters is the Intercontinental Champion. Miz says he is 34 days away from being the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion. Better than Randy Savage. Better than Shawn Michaels. Better than Mr. Perfect.
Miz apologizes when Curtis realizes that Miz said something bad about his father.
Seth and Finn try to stir the pot while Miz tries to calm them down.
Miz tells everyone that MizTV is canceled.
Bo blocks Miz’ exit from the ring. Curtis does the same thing while Finn and Seth laugh. Miz tries to apologize and he says nobody wants to see this. Miz backs into Seth and Finn who have moved into the center of the ring.
Bo and Curtis punch . . . Balor and Rollins and then they kick and punch Seth and Finn while Miz starts to smile at the execution of a perfectly laid out plan. Bo and Curtis pick up Balor but Gallows and Anderson come to the ring to take care of Axel and Dallas as they go up the ramp.
Miz looks up the ramp and then he sees Balor down in the ring and Miz misses with the belt and Balor hits Slingblade. Rollins sets up and he goes for Black Out but Miz moves.
Rollins has some words for Miz and Balor picks up the Intercontinental Title belt. Rolilns takes the belt from Balor.
Balor with a forearm to Miz and then Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Balor with a running forearm to Rollins and Balor stands tall in the ring with the title belt over his head.
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Miz has a mic and he says we are three weeks away from Wrestlemania and he gets no respect. Miz says he is not on the posters or magazines. He says he is going to be the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion and he cannot even get on the magazine. That is no respect. Miz says that AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar are on the cover and they have singles matches. Miz says he does not even have to be pinned to lose the most prestigious title in WWE. Miz asks if he is the bad guy.
Because you buy the action figures of Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, does that make them heroes? Miz says while Curtis and Bo were too busy last week, he proved that Seth and Finn were frauds. He will take Tyler Black and Prince Devitt and send them back to the bingo halls to TOO SWEET all of the indie fans.
Before the match can start, Seth Rollins makes his way to the announce table to watch the match.
Miz, Curtis Axel, and Bo Dallas versus Finn Balor, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows
The match is joined in progress and Gallows gets a near fall on Axel. Balor tags in and he hits a double sledge off the turnbuckles. Balor with a chop followed by an Irish whip and chop. Balor with another Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Dallas tags in and Finn with arm drags into an arm bar. Miz tags in and he punches Balor. Balor with punches but Miz with a knee to the midsection. Miz with punches and he sends Balor into the turnbuckles and kicks him.
Axel tags in and he snap mares Balor and hits a leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Axel with a reverse chin lock and he takes Balor to the mat. Balor with a back body drop. Dallas tags in and Balor with punches. Dallas with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Bo with kicks and then MIz chokes Balor while the referee deals with Bo. Axel tags in and he mocks Balor along with Miz. Bo joins in and Balor with forearms to everyone. Axel keeps Balor from making the tag and runs him into the turnbuckles.
Axel misses a splash and Anderson tags in and clotheslines Axel and follows with a flying boot. Axel misses a splash into the corner and Anderson with a boot to the head. Anderson with a neck breaker off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Anderson knocks Dallas off the apron and then goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall. Anderson runs into an uppercut and Miz tags in. MIz with a boot and DDT to Anderson for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Anderson with a spinebuster and Balor and Bo tag in. Balor with a forearm followed by a double leg take down and double stomp. Balor clotheslines Axel over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Bo and Curtis. Balor goes up top and Miz distracts the referee and that allows Axel to crotch Balor. Miz tags in and he sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Balor with a victory roll. Balor with an elbow to Miz and a forearm to Axel. Miz with a rollup for a near fall and Balor sends Miz into Axel and then Balor gets the three count.
Winners: Finn Balor, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows
After the match, Miz, Dallas, and Axel attack Balor and they hold Gallows and Anderson at bay. Miz signals for Axel and Dallas to get Balor set up. Seth Rollins comes to the ring and he attacks Axel and Dallas and then he hits a thrust kick to Miz followed by Black Out.
Balor and Rollins stand face to face in the ring as they stand over Miz.
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Back from the break and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz is in the ring for another episode of MizTV. Miz welcomes us and says The Miztourage aren’t with him tonight as they’re preparing for a special opportunity. Miz says they have earned the shot at possibly getting a WrestleMania 34 match. Miz brags about elevating their careers. He goes on to introduce tonight’s guests and says they are the ones he will defeat at WrestleMania in the final hurdle in his quest to become the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.
Miz introduces Seth Rollins first and out he comes. Miz tells Rollins to have a seat because this is going to be fun. Miz introduces Finn Balor next and he also comes out to a pop like Rollins. Miz talks about how he and Rollins could have burned it down at WrestleMania as the two top workhorses of the company. Miz says Balor is a great up & comer but he doesn’t have what he and Rollins have. Miz tries to poke Rollins and get him to think Balor is always in his way. Rollins says Miz must think they’re idiots but they’re not, they know what Miz is trying to do here. Miz says Balor might be King… King of the Bingo Halls. Miz says Balor’s WWE record is lacking, bringing up the WWE Universal Title win. Miz says Balor has already proved he’s better than Rollins, so why should he have to prove it again? Balor says Miz just tried this same trick with Rollins, so what makes him think it will work with Balor? Miz must try harder and prove to them that he wants to keep the title.
Miz continues to try and cause issues between his opponents. Rollins tells him to shut up and says they are already fired up for the match. Rollins says he’s going to take the title at WrestleMania but the truth is that Balor doesn’t stand a chance. With all due respect, Balor reminds Rollins what happened the last time they had a title match – Balor beat him with one arm. Rollins accuses Balor of living in the past. Rollins says he’s all about the future and will stomp Balor’s head in the mat to become champion in 4 weeks. Balor says they don’t have to wait 4 weeks, they can do it tonight. Balor drops the mic and stands up for a fight as fans pop. They kick their chairs over and face off in the middle of the ring. Miz watches them and is loving it. They turn their attention to Miz as fans pop. Miz tries to escape but they send him over the top to the floor. Balor turns around and Rollins drops him. Rollins talks some trash, points up at the WrestleMania banner and motions for the title around his waist. Rollins talks some trash and heads up the ramp as Miz looks on.
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
They lock up and Rollins backs Balor into the ropes and gives Balor a clean break but Balor pushes Rollins. They lock up again and Balor with a wrist lock but Rollins with a reversal. Balor escapes while Miz watches from the back. Balor with an arm bar. Rollins with a reversal but Balor with a punch to send Rollins to the mat. Balor with a side head lock and Rollins with a back elbow. Rollins with a chop and snap mare followed by a kick to the back. Rollins with jabs in the corner.
Rollins with some kicks and punches in the corner. Rollins with chops to Balor. Rollins with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Balor sends Rollins to the floor and hits a baseball slide to send Rollins into the ringside barrier. Balor with a running kick from the apron and we go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a cravate. Balor gets back to his feet and Rollins takes Balor back to the mat. Balor punches Rollins and Rollins with a head butt. Rollins goes to the floor and he connects with forearms to the back of the neck followed by a running knee to the head. Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins with a reverse chin lock. Rollins works on the neck as Balor gets back to his feet. Balor with punches and forearms. Rolilns with a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins misses a springboard move and Balor with a kick and forearms. Balor with a flying forearm.
Balor with a running chop followed by an Irish whip and running chop. Rollins with an Irish whip and Balor floats over. Balor with an enzuigiri followed by an elevated elbow to the chest for a near fall. Balor avoids a clothesline and Rollins with a knee to stop 1916. Balor with punches and foerarms. Rollins with a forearm and Balor with a Pele Kick. Rollins with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Rollins with a thrust kick and he goes for Black Out but Balor moves and gets a near fall with a rollup. Balor with a double leg take down and double stomp followed by Slingblade. Rollins with a super kick and he gets a near fall.
Rollins gets up first and he starts to limp a little. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner. Rollins with a second running forearm into teh corner. Balor avoids a third attempt and he goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri from the apron. Balor goes up top and Rollins with an elbow to stop Balor. Rollins goes up top for a superplex and Balor blocks it. Balor with elbows to the back of the head. Rollins leaps to the turnbuckles for a superplex but Balor counters the roll through into the Falcon Arrow with an inside cradle for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
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Asuka & The Miz defeated Sasha Banks & Finn Balor
Miz pinned Finn after reversing a crossface into a cradle. The undefeated streak of Asuka continues as she and Miz advance to the next round in the tournament. Less gaga than in previous tournament matches, there was still plenty of walking and talking early on.
Miz tried to cut a promo after the bell rang to start the match. Finn swooped in to attempt several roll-ups. Though Miz kicked out, an animated Asuka showed concern for her streak. Finn kept out-wrestling Miz, so Asuka made a blind tag. Her and Sasha turned up the intensity.
A hot tag saw Finn run wild on Miz. Asuka jumped in the ring to break up a pinning attempt to save her streak. Miz delivered the Skull Crushing Finale on Finn. Sasha broke up the pin to make a save. That led to Finn jumping off the top rope for the Coup de Grace. Asuka again jumped in to break up the pin.
Heading into the finish, Sasha caught Asuka to apply the Bank Statement. Cutting off Miz, Finn applied a crossface. Asuka countered to trap Sasha in the Asuka Lock. Sasha being in peril distracted Finn, which allowed Miz to cradle Finn for the pinfall.
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Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Footage is shown of Kurt Angle announcing that Seth Rollins and Finn Balor would both be in the Elimination Chamber after a double pin. There will be seven men for the first time ever in the Elimination Chamber.
Elias vs. Finn Balor
Balor gets in the ring and clubs away at Elias. Elias punches him back and sends him into the ropes. Balor rolls through a roll-up and dropkicks him for a two count. Balor chops him to the corner. Elias reverses a whip to the corner, but Balor sidesteps him going to the apron. Balor then kicks him back and goes to the top rope, but Elias gets out of the ring.
We come back from the (you guessed it) break to see Elias take Balor down and drop a knee on the arm. Elias asks who wants to walk with him. Renee Young is backstage with Seth Rollins, who is shown picture in picture. She asks what he can take away from this to apply to Elimination Chamber on Sunday. Rollins says he pinned two of the all time greats back to back, but it doesn’t mean anything if he doesn’t win the Elimination Chamber on Sunday. Balor fights up from an arm bar and punches Elias. Elias hits a shoulder breaker for a near fall. Elias comes off the middle rope with a club to the shoulder. Elias pushes him into the ropes and continues to attack the surgically repaired shoulder of Elias. A “We want Strowman” chant picks up. Elias applies a hammerlock and sends him shoulder-first into the turnbuckle for a near fall. Elias applies an arm bar, but Balor fights up. Elias whips him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Balor kicks him back before hitting an overhead kick to take him down. They’re both down, and the shot shows the WrestleMania sign looming over them. Balor gets up in the corner and boots him back. Balor hits a pair of running forearms before hitting a running clothesline. Balor gets him in the corner and chops him. Balor sends him to the opposite corner, but Elias boots him back. Elias goes to the top rope, but Balor kicks him off to the floor. Balor goes outside and hits a running dropkick into the barricade. Balor gets him in the ring and hits a Sling Blade. Balor goes for a running dropkick, but Elias connects with a stiff clothesline for a near fall. Elias gets him on his shoulders in electric chair position before spinning him into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. This match has been going nearly an hour and a half, by far the longest match in RAW history.
Returning from the break, Balor sends Elias out of the ring and kicks him in the face from the apron. Elias comes back by sending him face-first into the ring post. Elias gets him in the ring and misses an elbow drop. Balor quickly rolls him up for a two count. Elias then quickly goes to an arm bar. Balor tries to get to the bottom rope, but Elias pulls him to the middle of the ring and reapplies the arm bar. Balor gets out and hits a double stomp.
Both are down and slowly get to their feet. They exchange blows before Balor hits a Sling Blade. Balor then viciously dropkicks him into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope and hits the Coup de Grace on Elias’ bad ribs for the win.
Finn Balor defeated Elias in the Gauntlet Match
Finn Balor vs. The Miz
The Miz’ music hits, but The Miztourage comes out instead. They start running down. The Miz then attacks Balor from behind and punches away at him! Miz hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Miz DDTs Balor again for a two count. The Miz argues with the referee over the count. Miz kicks away at Balor. Miz continues kicking until Balor gets to his feet. Miz quickly reverses a whip and turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Miz then throws him out of the ring. The Miztourage slowly approaches, but the referee warns them not to. Miz goes outside and sends Balor shoulder-first into the barricade. Miz then twists the arm around the ropes and hits an arm breaker.
Back from the break, Miz is applying an arm bar to Balor. Renee Young is backstage with Elias, picture in picture. She talks about the advantage he’ll have entering the Elimination Chamber last. Elias says he’ll pick up the scraps and give the greatest performance of a lifetime on the grandest stage of them all. Everyone will know what WWE stands for.
Miz starts up the “IT” Kicks on Balor, but Balor ducks the big kick and chops away at him. Balor quickly kicks him down and delivers a falling elbow for a near fall. Michael Cole mentions the longest single performance in WWE history was Bruno Sammartino against Waldo Von Erich in 1964. That was over 80 minutes. Balor chops away at him before Miz boots him. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Balor counters with a roll-up for a two count. Miz quickly drives the shoulder into the mat and goes for a kick, but Balor rolls him up for a two count. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Balor grabs the ropes. The referee backs up Miz, and The Miztourage takes advantage of the distraction to snap Balor’s arm off the ropes. Balor hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and hits The Miztourage with a summersault senton! Balor kicks Miz in the face and viciously dropkicks him into the corner. Balor gets on the apron and forearms Curtis Axel to the floor. Balor then boots Bo Dallas to the floor. Miz then crotches Balor on the top rope. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win!
The Miz defeated Finn Balor in the Gauntlet Match
Renee Young is backstage with Finn Balor, who says The Miztourage will be locked out of the Elimination Chamber. This Sunday, he’ll go on to face Brock Lesnar and beat him at WrestleMania.
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Finn Balor talks about winning Elimination Chamber and getting a shot at the title he never lost.
Second Chance Fatal 5-Way Match
Bray Wyatt vs. Matt Hardy vs. Apollo Crews vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
We join the match in progress. Wyatt gives Hardy a DDT on the apron. Apollo Crews knocks Wyatt off the apron and hits a moonsault block to the floor. Crews kicks Balor down before clotheslining Rollins. Balor drops Crews on the apron and kicks him to the floor. Balor hits a pair of clotheslines on Rollins before taking him down and giving him a double stomp. Balor catches Wyatt coming in and slams him, but Hardy breaks up the pin. Balor goes to the top rope, but Hardy cuts him off and goes for Splash Mountain. Rollins superkicks Hardy before superkicking Balor. Wyatt then wipes Rollins out with a flying body block. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Rollins rolls him up for a two count. Rollins then superkicks him in the head, but Balor breaks up the pin. Rollins sends Balor out of the ring and knocks Hardy to the floor. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Crews cuts him off. Crews goes for a superplex, but Hardy stops it. Hardy and Balor then try for a Tower of Doom, but Wyatt breaks it up. Wyatt throws Balor out of the ring before clotheslining Hardy. Wyatt tosses Crews away and hits a slam on Rollins. Wyatt then takes Crews down and hits a senton splash for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Wyatt avalanche Balor in the corner and arc his back, but Hardy is just clapping for him. Wyatt is stunned by him. Hardy is applauding Wyatt. Hardy ducks a clothesline and punches away at him while loud “DELETE” chants break out. Hardy goes for a bulldog, but Wyatt pushes him off. Hardy then hits Wyatt with a Side Effect before hitting a second one on Balor. Hardy elbows Waytt in the back of the head before going for a Twist of Fate, but Rollins wipes him out with a springboard clothesline. Rollins chops Wyatt to the corner. Rollins boots him back and hits a double blockbuster on Wyatt and Crews. Rollins looks at the WrestleMania sign before hitting Balor with a suicide dive. Rollins gets in the ring and hits Hardy with a suicide dive. Rollins gets back in the ring and hits a third suicide dive on Wyatt! Rollins gets in the ring and knees Crews before hitting suplex and rolling through for a falcon’s arrow for a near fall. Crews elbows him back, but Rollins knees him in the back and sends him out of the ring. Wyatt runs in, and Rollins stuns him with a step-up enzuigiri. Rollins hits the ropes, and Wyatt turns him inside out with a clothesline.
Balor gets in the ring and hits Wyatt with a Sling Blade. Balor then dropkicks Wyatt into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins goes for a superplex, but Balor fights it. Rollins clubs away at him and goes for a Phoenix Splash on Wyatt, but he moves. Hardy hits Wyatt with a Twist of Fate and covers, but Balor breaks it up with Coup de Grace. Rollins hits Balor with the Curb Stomp, but Crews breaks that up. All five men are down. Rollins and Crews are first to their feet and punch away at each other. Rollins gets the better of him and charges, but Crews military presses him. Crews then hits a Samoan Drop followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Crews goes for a back suplex powerbomb, but Rollins fights out. Crews hits a step-up enzuigiri and follows up with a standing shooting star press, but Rollins kicks out again! Titus O’Neil cannot believe it at ringside. Crews goes to the top rope, but Hardy cuts him off. Hardy clubs away at him and goes for a Side Effect off the ropes, but Wyatt pulls him to the floor and hits Sister Abigail! Wyatt gets in the ring and goes over to Crews, who is still on the top rope. Wyatt goes for a superplex, but Rollins and Balor powerbomb him for a Tower of Doom spot. Rollins and Balor cover, and the referee counts to three. The referee says they both won… and the show is over.
Winners by Pinfall: Seth Rollins and Finn Balor
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