We are back with New Year’s Resolutions.
Finn says he is proud to have been called the first Universal Chamipon. He wants to be called the NEW Universal Champion.
Match Number Two: Fresh Start Number One Contender for the Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal featuring Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Kalisto, Curt Hawkins, Titus O’Neil, Zack Ryder, Finn Balor, No Way Jose, Curtis Axel, Tyler Breeze and Bo Dallas
Crews tries to eliminate Corbin with help from Balor but Corbin holds on to the ropes. Corbin tries to eliminate Balor while Kalisto is on the ropes thanks to Titus but Metalik and Dorado help. Jose with an airplane spin on Viktor and Crews press slams Jose to the floor and then he does the same to Vitor. Axel and Dallas are sent to the apron. Crews kicks Konnor and flips over him and hits a few drop kicks.
We see Dean watching in the back. Dallas with a forearm to Balor and Axel kicks Balor too. Axel and Dallas try to eliminate Balor but Titus goes after Ryder. Lucha House Party try to eliminate Hawkins. Axel and Dallas kick Balor and Corbin gets in a few shots. Ryder goes after Konnor. Kalisto and Dorado have Hawkins hanging over the top rope. Titus punches Konnor. Mojo tries to eliminate Breeze while Dallas and Axel join in.
The Lucha House Party eliminate Titus.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Metalik goes to the ropes and Balor eliminates him. Kalisto is sent over the top rope and so is Dorado. Balor kicks Kalisto to the floor to eliminate him. Dorado is bieled over the top rope to the be eliminated. Corbin with clotheslines to Balor and he misses a third one and goes shoulder first into the ring post. Crews clotheslines Axel and then he tries to eliminate Dallas but Axel makes the save. Crews is sent to the apron and he back drops Axel and Dallas to the floor to eliminate both of them. Crews with a super kick to Konnor and he is eliminated. Crews eliminates Rawley.
Crews gets Breeze up but Breeze gets to his feet. Breeze misses an enzuigiri and Crews press slams him to teh floor. Corbin with a choke slam to Crews. Balor with slingblade and then he clotheslines Hawkins and drop kicks Corbin into the turnbuckles. Balor with an elevated elbow drop to Hawkins followed by a double stomp to Ryder. Corbin eliminates Balor.
We are down to Apollo Crews, Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder, and Baron Corbin. Ryder with a missile drop kick and forearm to Corbin in the corner. Ryder with the Broski Boot attempt but Corbin back drops Ryder to the floor. Corbin laughs at Hawkins still being in the match and Hawkins punches Corbin but Corbin sends Hawkins over the top rope to the floor. Hawkins tries to eliminate Corbin with a front face lock but Corbin holds on and eliminates Hawkins.
Corbin punches Crews and sends him to the apron. Crews with a punch and he goes up top and leaps over Corbin. Crews lands on his feet on a choke slam attempt. Corbin slides around the ring post and Crews with two enzuigiris to eliminate Corbin.
Winner: Apollo Crews
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Triple Threat: Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor
We go to the ring for tonight’s Triple Threat as Drew McIntyre makes his way out first. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a “returning soon” promo for the injured Kevin Owens. McIntyre waits in the ring as Charly Caruso enters for an interview. She asks if McIntyre is worried about his opponents teaming up on him tonight. McIntyre says they are going to gang up on him and they should but it won’t make a difference because they are limited while he is limitless. McIntyre says if by some Christmas miracle they are able to get the upperhand, their ego and pride will get in the way and he will be waiting to tear their heads off. McIntyre goes on and declares himself for the Royal Rumble match, saying he will go on to fulfill his destiny of main eventing WrestleMania. McIntyre calls on his opponents to be brought out. The music hits and out comes Dolph Ziggler. We see what happened last week when McIntyre left them laying. Out next comes Finn Balor.
The bell rings and Drew fights off both opponents as they charge at him, dropping them both. Drew ends up going down and gets sent to the floor. Ziggler and Balor go at it now. Ziggler gets the upperhand and dropkicks Balor for a 2 count. Ziggler with some trash talking against the ropes. Balor rolls through a pin attempt and hits the basement dropkick. Balor sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Balor runs the ropes for a dive but Drew trips him and pulls him out of the ring, sending him into the barrier.
Ziggler runs around the ring and leaps at Drew but Drew catches him in mid-move. Drew slams Ziggler into the apron and he goes down. Drew stands tall on the outside over both opponents as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Drew has Balor in the ring. Drew kicks Ziggler away from the apron, back to the floor as he tries to re-enter. Drew keeps Balor grounded now. Drew sends Balor out of the ring and he lands hard. Drew with a long vertical suplex on Ziggler in the ring now. Drew with a 2 count. Drew mounts Ziggler with strikes. Ziggler works Ziggler around and talks some trash. Balor comes back and rolls Drew up for a 2 count. Drew comes right back and levels Balor with an elbow for a close 2 count.
Drew stomps on Balor now, kneeling down and talking trash. Balor fights up and out with kicks but Drew shoves him back into the turnbuckles. Ziggler comes back but Drew fights him off. Drew catches Ziggler with the Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Ziggler goes down and ends up on the floor. Drew fights Balor off as they trade offense. Balor with a dropkick to the back, sending Drew into the turnbuckles. Balor goes to the top and rolls through a Coup de Grace attempt. Ziggler catches Balor with a Zig Zag for a close 2 count. Ziggler waits for Balor to get up. Balor catches the superkick. Ziggler drops Balor with a Fame-asser.
Drew comes in and blocks Ziggler. Drew catapults Ziggler on top of Balor. Drew covers Balor for a close 2 count. Drew waits for Balor to get up now. Balor blocks a Claymore with a Slingblade. Balor goes on and drops Drew with a kick to the face. Balor goes to the top for a Coup de Grace but Ziggler cuts him off. Ziggler ends up headbutting Drew and then dropping him with a superkick for a 2 count as Balor breaks the pin up with a Coup de Grace. Balor gets hyped up now. Balor sends Drew out of the ring to the floor. Balor dropkicks Ziggler into the turnbuckles and then hits another Coup de Grace for the pin to win.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Balor stands tall and celebrates as his music hits. We go to replays. Balor looks on from the stage as Drew stares him down. Drew re-enters the ring and approaches Ziggler, who is still down. Drew grabs Ziggler and talks trash in his face as the referee warns him. Drew pushes Ziggler away and stands up to try and intimidate the referee. Ziggler jumps up from behind and nails the Zig Zag, laying Drew out. Ziggler makes his exit up the ramp as his music plays.
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Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor
Circling, collar and elbow, struggling into the ropes and Ziggler grabs a side headlock. Shot off, trading arm drags, headscissors into a stalemate! Knee to the gut, snapmare into a kick, whip across and Dolph falls to the floor as we go to break.
Back from commercial and Balor fights himself back in with a dropkick and comes up lame. Kick to the face, right hand, whip across and he comes off the ropes with a flying forearm, all fired up! Sling Blade reversed, cover gets two, Ziggler yells at him to get up but Finn ducks the Fameasser and hits an inverted headlock elbow drop for two! Sling Blade connects, and Dolph gives him the big DDT in return for a nearfall!
Balor shrugs him off, gamengiri from the apron sets him up but Ziggler’s able to cut him off, put him into the post, hit the Zig Zag… NOT ENOUGH! Dolph tuning up the band and fending Drew McIntyre off with a knee when he runs in! Hammering Drew with forearms on the floor and Finn takes him out with a tope con giro! Dolph throws him back inside and hits the Fameasser… STILL NO!
Setting up the superkick but Balor hits a Sling Blade, charging in and Drew is in the ring for a lariat and referee Chad Patton has no choice…
Finn Balor wins by disqualification.
McIntyre decks Ziggler with a headbutt and hammers him with mounted punches before hoisting him up and sending him off the ropes… CLAYMORE! One for Finn on the floor!
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Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor
Collar and elbow, McIntyre backing him into the corner and breaking with a forearm when referee John Cone demands it but Balor ducks and throws a chop that does nothing! Drew hammers him with strikes, stomps his hand, whip across into a front kick but Finn floats out of a slam. Leg kicks, cut off, McIntyre stomping the legs, big chop in the corner but Balor slips away and takes his leg out at the knee with a dropkick!
Drew hosses him into the corner off a front chancery, setting him up top and joining him, jawing, Balor slips out and kicks his leg out from under him and stomps away at the knee for good measure! To the apron, up top but McIntyre grabs him and belly-to-belly suplexes him across the ring! Kneeling on him, forearm connects, demanding that Finn fight back and fending off a sunset flip before hitting another huge belly-to-belly suplex!
Following it up with a kneeling armbar, Balor slips out, more leg kicks and Drew gets a twisting suplex for two! Back to the kneeling armbar but Finn rallies in the corner. Flying forearms, double leg denied, powerbomb lift, float over, double leg into the double stomp! Charging chop, up and over, off the ropes, satellite DDT! Off the ropes… TOPE CON GIRO!
Back inside, Sling Blade begets a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and Drew gets a nearfall out of it! Rolling solebutt, inverted Alabama Slam reversed to a victory roll pin for two! Enzuigiri from the apron, headed up top, jockeying for position… AVALANCHE AIR RAID CRASH CAN’T PUT FINN AWAY! Dumping Balor to the floor, when he follows Finn traps him in the ring skirt and goes a-stomping, shades of Roderick Strong at Evolve 38!
Looking to put the exclamation point on it and Drew trips him face-first into the corner of the ring! Big headbutt to follow, throwing Balor back inside… AND DOLPH ZIGGLER’S HERE WITH A SUPERKICK WHILE REFEREE JOHN CONE IS OCCUPIED! He gets a chair but McIntyre kicks it into his face and throws him inside! Smashing the chair into the ringpost, but when he comes back inside…
Finn Balor wins by pinfall with the Coup de Grace.
Backstage, Finn Balor is interviewed.
He says he doesn’t know what Dolph was doing out there and speak of the devil, he rolls up and tells Finn he didn’t have a chance. Balor tells him to keep his nose out of his business and Ziggler attacks, throwing him over some road cases!
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Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler
We join this match in progress. McIntyre catapults Ziggler head-first into the post. Ziggler falls to ringside. McIntyre goes outside and scoops him up. McIntyre walks with ease up the steps and drops Ziggler into the ring. McIntyre stomps the limbs of Ziggler before applying an arm bar. Ziggler tries to fight up, but McIntyre powers him down while keeping the hold applied. Ziggler fights up and punches out. Ziggler chops the chest and hits the ropes. McIntyre counters a spike DDT into a slam.
McIntyre grabs a microphone and says he still has a soft spot for Ziggler, so he’ll treat him like someone he doesn’t like. McIntyre will treat him like Finn Balor. McIntyre slams Ziggler off the ring apron, the barricade, and then on the floor. McIntyre gets Ziggler in the ring, easily blocks a right hand, and takes Ziggler down.
Finn Balor then walks out onto the stage. Balor slowly walks down to ringside.
We come back from the break to see McIntyre fight Ziggler off. Ziggler quickly elbows and boots him, but McIntyre comes back with an inverted Alabama Slam for a near fall. McIntyre angrily looks at Balor. McIntyre gets Ziggler on the top rope, but Ziggler knocks him off. Ziggler then hits a spike DDT for a near fall.
Ziggler elbows McIntyre back and sends him over the top rope. Ziggler leaps off the apron and punches away at McIntyre. Ziggler chops the chest, but McIntyre immediately responds with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre crotches Ziggler onto the barricade before rolling him into the ring. Ziggler rolls into the referee, who falls down. Balor then dropkicks McIntyre into the barricade. The referee starts to count, and McIntyre gets in at nine. Ziggler immediately superkicks him to pin him. That’s the first time Drew McIntyre has been pinned since he’s been back in WWE.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Jinder Mahal w/ The Singh Brothers vs. Finn Balor
They lock up, and Mahal immediately powers Balor to the corner. Mahal shoulders him before doing his “Shanti” thing. Balor kicks him back and applies a side headlock. Mahal whips him off and elbows him down. Mahal hooks a side headlock and grounds him. Balor fights up, but Mahal drops him on the top rope.
We come back from the break to see Balor make a comeback against Mahal, culminating with a double stomp to the midsection. Mahal quickly boots him back and goes to the top rope, but Balor kicks him in the head. Balor hits a Sling Blade before dropkicking him into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope, but The Singh Brothers interfere. One distracts the referee while the other knocks Balor off the top rope. The Singh Brothers dance at ringside before Apollo Crews runs down and wipes them out. Mahal kicks Crews down before turning into a summersault senton from Balor. Balor gets him in the ring and hits the Coup de Grace for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Finn Balor
Finn Balor is walking backstage when Charly Caruso comes up to him. She asks about the night he’s had. Drew McIntyre attacks him from behind and sends him into some kegs just randomly stacked backstage. Referees run up to pull him back, but they’re unsuccessful. Finally agents run up to help, and McIntyre is pulled away.
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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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