Finn Balor gets a handcam promo where he talks about being on the right side of history and standing up to Baron Corbin.
Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor
Balor charging in with forearms, punch combination in the corner but Corbin freight trains him and rains hammer fists down at his face! Overhead elbow into a half nelson chinlock, Finn to his feet and Baron off the ropes right into a dropkick. Double leg rams Balor into the corner, he sidesteps for a chop, whip reversed, up and over and a buzzsaw roundhouse takes him out!
Stomps against the ropes, referee Dan Engler warns Finn off, Corbin to the floor and Balor pastes him with the Penalty Kick off the apron to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Corbin’s in control and throws Balor to the floor, where he rams him into the barricade hard. Another ram, a third, the Lone Wolf happy to take the count-out but Finn rolls back in. Right on him with stomps, pass to the apron, Balor with a shoulder thrust, but Baron clubs him down when he tries to springboard back inside! Cover gets two, overhead elbows into the half nelson chinlock to grind Finn down.
Balor to his feet, back elbows and body blows, thrown into the corner, sidestep the charge, Corbin out and back in and he cuts Finn off with a lariat for two! Putting boots to the Irishman, and Baron locks a neck crank on. Finn to his feet, boot up in the corner but he charges into a front kick. Corbin with a powerbomb lift, Balor floats over, double leg into the double stomp!
Finn with punches, off the ropes, big forearm, charging chop and the Sling Blade connects! Lining him up… DEEP SIX CAN’T FINISH BALOR OFF! Float over into a DDT, shotgun dropkick connects, up top… NOBODY HOME ON THE COUP DE GRACE! Baron gets a mic and begs off, declaring that the match is a 2-on-1 handicap match now, adding Drew McIntyre!
Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor (Handicap Match)
Finn blasts Baron off the apron… TOPE CON GIRO TAKES DREW OUT! He runs Corbin over in the timekeeper’s area but McIntyre runs him over and drops him face-first across the barricade! Throwing him back inside, lying in wait…
Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre win by pinfall with Claymore from McIntyre.
Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush join the fun after the bell. Lashley drops Finn and throws him into the End of Days! Drew gets in his face and tells Finn he’s nothing but a boy in a man’s world… CLAYMORE!
The heels raise each other’s hands and stand tall.
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Elimination Tag Team Match
Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, and Elias
Strowman will start against Corbin, but Corbin quickly tags in Drew McIntyre. They talk trash before locking up. Strowman pushes him away and flexes. McIntyre applies a side headlock, but Strowman whips him off and absorbs a shoulder block. Strowman sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. McIntyre boots him back and punches away at him before hitting the ropes, but Strowman floors him with a shoulder block. Balor tags in, and Strowman scoop slams him onto McIntyre. McIntyre soon comes back with a scoop slam on Balor before big booting him out of the ring. McIntyre sends him ribs-first into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see McIntyre hit a big suplex on Balor for a near fall. Corbin tags in and stomps Balor. Corbin stomps Balor in the corner before tagging in Bobby Lashley. Lashley takes Balor down and applies a chin lock. Balor fights up, but Lashley slams him down. Corbin tags back in, but Balor tries to fight him off. Corbin stops him from making a tag, but Balor fights him off. Balor punches McIntyre and Lashley before trying for a tag again, but Corbin stops him. Balor fights him away and tries for a tag again, but Corbin hits the Deep Six for a near fall. Lashley tags in and taunts Strowman and Elias. Lashley viciously whips Balor into the corner, and Balor collapses in pain. Lashley picks Balor up, but Balor slides off and rolls him up for a two count. Lashley immediately levels him with a clothesline for a near fall. Lashley goes for a powerbomb, but Balor gets out. Balor rolls him up and rolls through with a dropkick.
Elias is tagged in, and he stomps Lashley before punching Corbin off the apron. Elias sends Lashley to the corner and clotheslines him. Elias stomps him down before Lashley reverses a whip to the corner. Elias hits Lashley with a mule kick. Elias pulls the top rope down to get Corbin out of the ring. Lashley attacks him from behind, but Balor holds the ropes before booting him. Balor tags in, and he teams with Elias to knock Lashley out of the ring. Balor dropkicks McIntyre to the floor before hitting a summersault senton.
Balor gets Lashley in the ring, but McIntyre tags in. McIntyre crotches Balor on the top rope and hits a Claymore Kick to eliminate Balor.
Finn Balor has been eliminated by Drew McIntyre
We come back from the break to see the heel beating down Elias. McIntyre tags in and applies an arm bar. During the break, McIntyre kicked Elias in the chest. Elias fights up and knees out. Elias kicks him in the face and charges, but McIntyre floors him with a vicious clothesline for a two count. McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lashley tags in and hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lashley covers for a two count. Corbin tags in and punches Elias. Elias tries to fight him off, but he’s too weak. Corbin bounces Elias off the top turnbuckle. Elias fights back, but Corbin viciously whips him to the corner. Corbin then goes to a chin lock.
Outside the ring, Lashley pulls Strowman off the apron. Strowman grabs Lashley, but McIntyre leaps off the steps to attack him. In the ring, Elias fights out of Corbin’s chin lock and knees him in the face. Elias goes to the top rope and hits a flying elbow drop, but Lashley breaks up the pin. Lashley throws Elias out of the ring. Lio Rush laughs at Elias. Elias looks at Rush and manages to grab him. Elias throws Rush. Lashley then spears Elias on the floor. Lashley gets in the ring, and Elias gets counted out.
Elias has been eliminated via count-out.
It’s 3-on-1 as Strowman is all alone against Lashley, McIntyre, and Corbin.
We come back from the break to see McIntyre beating on Strowman. Corbin tags in and punches Strowman in the face. Corbin talks trash before beating on Strowman some more. Corbin applies a chin lock, but Strowman powers out before viciously shoulder blocking him down. Strowman knocks McIntyre and Lashley off the apron before clotheslining Corbin. Strowman avalanches him in the corner before clubbing him down. Strowman goes outside and shoulder blocks Lashley down. Strowman gets in the ring, but Corbin boots him back. Strowman comes back with a Running Powerslam and covers, but McIntyre cracks Strowman with a chair.
Drew McIntyre has been eliminated via disqualification.
McIntyre and Lashley double-team Strowman. McIntyre hits Strowman in the back with the chair a few more times. Strowman leaves the ring, so Lashley viciously spears him down. McIntyre punches away at Strowman. McIntyre and Lashley send Strowman into the barricade and then the steel steps. Corbin talks some trash, so Strowman grabs him. McIntyre then wipes Strowman out with a Claymore Kick. They then send Strowman into the ring steps again.
Corbin grabs the steel chair and cracks Strowman in the back with it. Strowman appears to be bleeding. Corbin takes off his belt, and they tie Strowman’s arm down. They lay the arm on the steel steps and hold it down. Corbin the slams the top half of the stairs onto the arm. Strowman screams in pain and writhes around. Referees run down to help. Strowman’s face has blood on it. Strowman says he can’t feel his fingers.
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Team RAW vs. Team SmackDown
The first guy out was Samoa Joe from the SmackDown side, who fell to a Claymore from Drew McIntyre.
The action completely broke down from here, notably when Strowman went after McIntyre after some verbal sniping. In the end, Strowman ended up taking offense from everywhere, including an elbow from Shane McMahon through the announcer’s desk.
McIntrye was hated by his entire team, and that led to multiple attacks. Finn Balor was one of those, and he ended up taken out by Rey Mysterio. There was a ton of action both in and outside of the ring, with bodies everywhere.
Next out was Dolph Ziggler, who was pinned by none other than Shane O’Mac. Hey, he’s the Best in the World, and no one knows that better than Ziggler, right?
The moment of the match came just after, when Strowman showed up out of nowhere and clotheslined McMahon as he was trying to hit Coast-to-Coast on Lashley. He got into the match shortly after and eliminated Jeff Hardy, who had tagged in. Mysterio came in next and he also fell to the powerslam.
Lashley, McIntyre, and Strowman were left on the Raw side while SmackDown was down to just Miz and a beat up McMahon.
That went to a 3-on-1 advantage when Miz was also taken out with the powerslam.
Only Shane left.
Team Raw wins, with three survivors, and they go up 4-0.
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Kurt Angle’s music starts playing, but then it stops and Dolph Ziggler comes out with Drew McIntyre. They step in the ring and gets on the mic. Drew says he came here to take over RAW, and so far he has broken The Shield and broken Kurt Angle. Drew keeps trashing Kurt, and then Finn Balor comes out to interrupt. Balor steps in the ring and says Drew crossed the line with Kurt. Drew says he could have done worse to Kurt but he chose not to, and Finn is upset that Drew kicked his head off too. Drew says Finn is too concerned with his feelings and emotions, and Balor tells him to shut up. Balor says he’s been dealing with bullies like Drew his whole life, and he wants a match with Drew right here and now. Drew says if Finn wants a match he’s got it, but not with him. Drew says Finn is going to face the true best in the world, no matter what Shane McMahon thinks, Dolph Ziggler. Drew says if Finn can beat Dolph, he’ll consider lowering himself to his level. They cheap-shot Balor and Balor goes down.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor
Balor gets to his feet and tells the ref he’s good to go. The opening bell sounds and Ziggler immediately takes the fight to Balor in the corner. Balor finally fights back with a dropkick. Ziggler comes back with a roll-up attempt and a splash in the corner. Ziggler misses a shot and Balor kicks him in the face. Balor goes up top, but Ziggler knocks him back down to the mat. Ziggler and Balor trade shots and both men are down. Balor connects with some chops and a kick for a two count. Ziggler comes back with a knee to the face and a DDT for a two count of his own. Balor connects with a shot in the corner and then he starts climbing to the top rope. Ziggler rolls away, so Balor hops down and throws Ziggler outside. Balor hits a suicide dive on both Ziggler and Drew at ringside, then he brings Dolph back in the ring. Ziggler and Balor trade roll-up attempts, and Balor scores the 3 count.
Winner: Finn Balor
Drew hits the ring after the match and Balor retreats up the ramp.
Stephanie and Corbin approach Finn Balor in the back, and Stephanie wants Balor on the men’s team at Survivor Series. Drew and Dolph barge in and confront Balor. Stephanie tells them to back off, and she informs them that Drew, Dolph and Finn will all be teammates on Team RAW at Survivor Series on Sunday. Stephanie tells Drew and Dolph to put a hurting on her brother Shane. She says the Drew, Dolph and Finn don’t have to get along, but they have to work together on Sunday, and then after the match they can tear each other apart.
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Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley
We go to the ring and out comes Finn Balor to a pop. Balor stops and throws a “too sweet” taunt to Baron Corbin as he’s helped up the ramp by referees. Balor hits the ring and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a quick video package of stills from Evolution. Cole mentions how Balor was in attendance for Evolution. We see highlights from last week’s match that led to this rematch. Out next comes Lio Rush. Rush takes the mic on the stage and knocks Balor, saying he just got lucky last week and didn’t deserve the win. Rush calls it a fluke and says Balor knows it. Rush goes on and knocks Balor, then the people of Charlotte. Rush calls on everyone to stand and help him welcome his man… Lashley, Lashley, Lashley. Out comes Bobby Lashley marching to the ring.
The bell rings and Lashley rams Balor back into the corner. Lashley rams Balor into another corner and hits him with shoulder thrusts. Lashley slams Balor as Rush starts chanting his name on the mic. Lashley keeps control while Rush keeps running his mouth. Balor eventually dropkicks Lashley and sends him out of the ring. Balor runs the ropes and nails a big dive, taking Lashley back down. Balor clutches his back after the landing as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Lashley has control of Balor in the middle of the ring while Rush chants his name. Balor fights up from a hold but Lashley slams him face-first. Lashley dominates Balor and grounds him again. Balor fights up again but Lashley knees him and rocks him into the corner. Lashley charges but runs into boots. Balor looks to mount some offense now, taking Lashley off his feet as fans pop. Lashley comes right back and goes for a powerbomb but Balor fights while up in the air. Balor counters and takes Lashley back down. Balor with a big chop in the corner. Lashley catches Balor mid-move and drives him into the mat for another 2 count.
Rush chants Lashley’s name some more as Lashley looks to finish Balor. Balor with a Slingblade and another big shot into the corner. Rush distracts Balor from the floor. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Rush shoves him. Balor manages to drop Lashley with a kick after ducking a shot. Balor goes back to the top for another Coup de Grace attempt but Rush stops it once again. The referee calls the match.
Winner by DQ: Finn Balor
– After the match, fans chant “you suck” at Rush. A referee checks on Balor on the outside but Lashley comes and grabs him. Lashley drives Balor into the barrier and the apron a few times as fans boo. Rush chants his name. Lashley brings Balor back into the ring and manhandles him with a Full Nelson. Rush talks trash to Balor while Lashley holds him up. Lashley drops Balor to the mat but holds him so Rush can slap him. Lashley poses and Rush chants his name some more as the music hits.
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Team Pawz vs. B’n’B
Bayley didn’t get her own entrance, instead coming out to Balor’s music but with the Bayley buddies. They really do work as the happy tag team.
They were very complimentary before the match. Nattie complimented Bayley and Balor kindly suggested to Roode that they start the action off. Bobby agreed. They exchanged jackets, and Roode had a hell of a time getting into the black leather. He worked the gimmick, giving Finn a Too Sweet to the forehead. So Balor did the “GLORIOUS” bit and then attacked while Bobby was trying to get his jacket off.
Bobby never could get it off, so he tagged Nattie in to go work on that on the outside.
Bayley and Natalya wrestled, until it was time for Roode and Balor to get in and wrestle. They did the customary backstage shot of another team, this time Naomi and Jimmy Uso, who were bickering.
Back in the ring and Bayley celebrated taking Nattie out by running around and shouting. She was going to hug Finn but Natalya pulled her out of the ring and that set up a couple false finishes from a recovered Roode. Bobby’s “Glorious” stuff isn’t nearly as over as it once was.
Anyway, Roode went up top but it backfired and Balor ultimately hit Coup de Grace for the three count.
Team B’n’B def. Team Pawz
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Finn Balor makes his entrance for a match, and Lio Rush is out next to hype Bobby Lashley up before the big man makes his entrance.
Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor
Lashley starting strong with clubbing blows and flexing, a body slam inot a cover that can’t even get one and he follows it with a trapezius claw. Reversal blocked, into the ropes but Balor gets a dropkick that sends Bob to the floor, off the ropes but he sees Lio running interference so he stops short and chases after him only to get run over by Lashley to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Lashley’s in control with the trapezius claw, Balor fighting to his feet and Bob cuts him off with a knee before throwing him into the corner. Right hands, Lashley poses, Canadian backbreaker rack countered, Finn with the roll-through basement dropkick, clawing his way up in the corner, boots up on the charge! Off the ropes, duck the lariat, flying forearm, double leg blocked, float over, second try successful and Balor chains it right into the double stomp!
Fired up, chop in the corner, Lashley manhandles him into it but eats a boot, catches the crossbody into a Samoan drop! Delayed vertical blocked, Sling Blade connects, Finn goes up top and lands on his feet only to get decked by a lariat! Bob hosses him up, Finn floats over…
Finn Balor wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.
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