We go backstage to Finn Balor when The OC walks up – RAW Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, and WWE United States Champion AJ Styles. They talk about AJ taking care of Ricochet tonight. AJ brings up Balor vs. The Fiend and offers their help. AJ says if Balor wants The OC’s help, just say when. They tease him with “too sweets” as they back out of the locker room and Balor looks on.
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor
We go to the ring and out comes Finn Balor first. Balor waits until the Firefly Funhouse intro starts up. This quickly goes into a darker entrance. The screen flashes “LET”… “HIM”… “IN” and then Wyatt appears on the stage, as The Fiend. The Fiend marches to the ring with new music. The arena lights up with phones. The Fiend is carrying Wyatt’s lantern but it has a mold of Wyatt’s head around it, so the lantern is inside Wyatt’s head. The Fiend places the head on the apron, facing the ramp. The Fiend enters the ring and yells out. He hits the corner to wait as the lights continue to flash. The lights come on and The Fiend is staring Balor down from the corner. Balor is on the outside. Fans chant “holy s–t!” now.
They lock up and The Fiend slams Balor down by his neck. The Fiend stomps and takes his jacket off. Wyatt stomps again and sends Balor into the ropes, knocking him down with a headbutt. Wyatt takes Balor to the corner and works him off. Fans chant “Yowie! Wowie!” now. Balor fights from the corner but Wyatt whips him across the ring. Wyatt turns upside down and stops Balor in his tracks. Balor charges but The Fiend locks him up and slams him to the mat.
Wyatt grabs Balor in the middle of the ring while Balor is on his knees, and snaps his neck. Balor falls to the mat. Wyatt delivers a big Uranage. Wyatt gets down in Balor’s face, crawling over and then back. Wyatt stops and looks down at his own hands. Wyatt backs into the corner and acts like he’s hearing voices in his head or something. Wyatt grabs Balor and goes for Sister Abigail but Balor slides out and hits a Slingblade. Balor dropkicks Wyatt and unloads with strikes. Balor tackles Wyatt and stomps.
Balor with more offense as Wyatt goes down. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Wyatt catches him in the Mandible Claw on the way down. Balor goes out and Wyatt pins him for the three count, still with the Claw applied.
Winner: The Fiend
After the match, The Fiend poses on his knees as the lights start flashing and the music hits again. The lights go all the way out and we hear Wyatt laughing. A light shows The Fiend standing tall until he just disappears. The lights come back on and we see the referee checking on Balor. Fans chant “that was awesome!” now.
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Finn Balor vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental Championship
The bell rings and they size each other up. Nakamura’s mind games backfire and they go at it with Balor taking control. Balor with a low dropkick to the face for a pop. Balor with big chops in the corner. Nakamura counters in the corner and positions Balor over the top. Nakamura follows up with a high knee to the gut. Nakamura goes for a move on the apron but Balor kicks him to the floor.
Balor runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Nakamura back down on the floor. Balor launches Nakamura from barrier to barrier a few times. Balor brings it back into the ring right before the 10 count. Nakamura pulls Balor into an armbar. Balor tangles but Nakamura locks it in again. Balor gets his foot on the bottom rope and the hold is broken. Nakamura keeps control and drops knees but can’t put Balor away. Nakamura keeps Balor grounded with a modified guillotine now. Balor tries to fight up and out but Nakamura takes him back down. Fans try to rally for Balor now.
Balor ends up making a comeback with several kicks. Fans pop as Balor takes control and drops Nakamura with an elbow over the throat for a close 2 count. Balor keeps control and goes to the top but Nakamura stops a Coup de Grace attempt. Nakamura works Balor over and hits the sliding German suplex. Nakamura waits for the Kinshasa now. Balor blocks it with a double stomp to the gut. Balor keeps control and goes for another Coup de Grace attempt but Nakamura moves. Nakamura drops Balor with a running knee to the back of the head. Nakamura hits the Kinshasa and covers for the pin to win the title.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
After the match, Nakamura takes the title and celebrates as Balor makes his exit. We go to replays and come back to Nakamura raising the title.
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WWE Intercontinental Championship: Andrade vs. “The Demon” Finn Balor
The circle the ring and lock up, but Andrade elbows him in the face. Balor quickly takes him down for a one count. Balor applies a front facelock, but Andrade hits a jawbreaker and knees him in the jaw. Andrade goes for a Hammerlock DDT, but Balor gets out and takes him down. Balor hits a double stomp to the midsection. Andrade sidesteps him, but Balor drops him out of the ring. Balor hits a running baseball slide and sets up for a kick, but Andrade sweeps the feet. Andrade gets him in the ring and hits a springboard missile dropkick for a two count. Andrade goes for the Three Amigos, but Balor gets out of the third one. Andrade quickly stops him and hits the third suplex for a two count. Andrade applies a surfboard stretch, but Balor fights out. Andrade elbows him back before hitting a tornado reverse DDT for a near fall. Andrade applies a chin lock, but Balor soon fights up. Balor chops and punches Andrade before dropkicking him down.
Andrade blocks a double boot, and they try for clotheslines, but neither one goes down. Balor then clotheslines him over the top rope. Balor hits the ropes and hits a summersault senton. Balor gets him in the ring and kicks him a few times. Balor hits some running chops. The WWE Production Crew are having some rare glitches. They’re trying to show a replay of Balor’s summersault senton, but they keep messing it up. Balor hits a falling elbow drop before connecting with the 1916 for a near fall. Andrade avoids a Sling Blade, but Balor soon connects with it. Andrade kicks him, but Balor hulks up. Andrade hits him with a back elbow before hitting a handspring kick. Andrade hits double running knees in the corner for a near fall. Andrade goes for a moonsault, but Balor moves. Andrade lands on his feet and goes for a standing moonsault, but Balor gets the knees up. Balor punches Andrade from the apron, but Andrade fights back. Andrade goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Balor holds the ropes and double stomps him. Balor goes to the top rope and hits a double stomp to the neck for a near fall. Balor does a roll-up, but Andrade rolls through and dropkicks him in the face. Andrade then hits the Hammerlock DDT for a near fall. Andrade cannot believe it. Andrade goes for a powerbomb, but Balor gets out and powerbombs him. Balor hits a dropkick into the corner before going to the top rope. Andrade quickly cuts him off and springboards up to the top rope, but Balor counters into a super implant DDT! Balor immediately follows up with the Coup de Grace for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: “The Demon” Finn Balor
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Men’s MITB Ladder Match: Baron Corbin vs. Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor vs. Andrade vs. Randy Orton vs. Ali
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event as Baron Corbin comes out first. Corbin makes Rome give him a better introduction. WWE Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor is out next, followed by Ricochet. Andrade is out next with Zelina Vega by his side. She hypes him up and heads back to the back. Ali is out next, followed by Drew McIntyre. Randy Orton is out next. The bell rings and the match starts with just 7 Superstars, no replacement for Sami Zayn. They all go at it to start as we see the briefcase hanging high above the ring. Orton slams Ali on top of the announce table early on.
There’s chaos everywhere early on. Orton slams Balor on the announce table next. Ricochet gets slammed on top of the table by Orton next. Fans chant for Orton while he’s alone in the ring with a ladder. Orton stands the ladder up. Andrade springboards in and knocks the ladder over but Orton avoids it. Drew and Corbin bring ladders in the ring now. Drew gets sent back out. Ali drops Corbin on his face. Ali flies out and sends Drew into the barrier. Ricochet blocks Andrade and sends him to the floor. Ricochet and Ali take turns ripping each other off the ladder.
Ali and Ricochet finally meet at the top of the ladder but Corbin and Drew pull them off and beat them down. Corbin launches Ali on to a ladder in the corner. Ricochet also gets launched into a ladder. Orton catches Corbin coming in the ring with a draping DDT from the second rope. Orton goes for a RKO on Corbin but Corbin shoves him off into a Claymore Kick from Drew. Balor with shots to Corbin and Drew now. Corbin stomps a ladder onto Corbin. Balor looks to stand a ladder up but he slams it onto Drew instead. Balor climbs the ladder for the briefcase but Andrade brings a ladder in to ram into him, sending Balor off the other ladder. Ricochet boots Andrade from the corner but Andrade shoves him off the top, out to the floor.
Andrade climbs for the briefcase now. Balor climbs up and meets him. They trade shots up high. Andrade hits a sunset flip from the top of the ladder, through another ladder that was bridged from the top rope. They both crash land hard as a “holy s–t!” chant breaks out.
Ali with a tornado DDT on Corbin and shots to others. Ali spikes Ricochet down onto the mat and he hits hard. Ali positions a ladder and climbs up for the briefcase but Andrade stops him. Andrade rocks Ali, leaving him hanging from the ladder. Andrade brings another ladder in and stands it up next to the ladder that Ali is hanging from. Andrade stomps on Ali while he’s upside down. Andrade climbs up. Ali pulls himself up and he also climbs for the case with Andrade. They trade shots up high. Ali hits a huge Spanish Fly from up top, driving Andrade down into the mat. Ali rolls to the floor in pain while a referee checks on Andrade on the apron.
Drew brings a ladder from under the ring and leans it on the announce table. Ali tries to stop him. Drew rocks Ali back down. Drew bridges a ladder from the apron to the announce table. Drew slaps Ali around and tries to put him on the ladder bridge but it backfires. Corbin comes over and chokeslams Ali through the Spanish announce table. Corbin smiles at Ali. Fans chant “you still suck!” at Corbin. Corbin turns on Drew and drops him. Corbin runs in to stop Balor from climbing the ladder. Corbin chokeslams Balor on the awkward edge of a ladder. Ricochet with a missile dropkick. Ricochet leaps out of the ring on Corbin but Corbin nails a big Deep Six to the floor. Drew with a big Claymore Kick to Corbin on the floor.
Balor climbs a ladder in the ring now. Drew comes in and rocks him to stop him. Drew rams a ladder into Balor in the corner. Drew with a big suplex to Balor on top of a ladder. Drew grabs Andrade and hits an Alabama Slam on top of Balor and the ladder. Drew pushes them off the ladder and stands it up under the briefcase. Ricochet comes flying in to take Drew out. Ricochet positions the ladder and climbs up but Drew grabs his leg and pulls him down. Drew manhandles Ricochet and tosses him out of the ring, through the ladder bridge to the announce table.
Drew climbs the ladder but Orton nails a big RKO outta nowhere to bring him down. Corbin sends Orton into the ring post and out of the ring. Corbin climbs up the ladder but Ali comes from behind, getting on Corbin’s back up high. Ali dumps Corbin over the top rope and hangs onto the apron. Ali climbs the ladder for the briefcase but the music interrupts and out comes Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman to a huge pop.
Lesnar enters the ring and shoves the ladder with Ali over. The crowd goes wild. Heyman barks orders at the apparent replacement for Sami Zayn. Lesnar stands a ladder up and climbs it. Lesnar stands up high on the ladder and yells out to the crowd. Lesnar unhooks the briefcase for the win.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
After the match, Lesnar stands up on the ladder and holds the briefcase as his music hits. The crowd is shocked. Bodies are down all over the outside of the ring. Lesnar looks down from the top of the ladder and smiles, laughing at everyone. The 2019 WWE Money In the Bank pay-per-view goes off the air with Lesnar clutching the briefcase from the top of the ladder.
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WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Demon King vs. Bobby Lashley
Back from a break and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley with Lio Rush. Finn Balor is out next as his Demon King character. Balor hits the ring as the pyro goes off. Lashley stares Balor down and he’s not impressed.
The bell rings and Balor immediately connects with a spin kick. Balor with more kicks and a clothesline. Balor sends Lashley out to the floor and then leaps out to take him down. Rush retreats. Balor brings it back into the ring and charges but Lashley drives him down into the mat. Lashley keeps control and hits a suplex, and another.
They go to the floor and Lashley sends Balor into the barrier. Lashley charges but Balor nails a Slingblade on the floor. Balor sends Lashley into the barrier again. Lashley ends up nailing a huge Spear from the ring to knock Balor off the apron to the floor. Lashley with another big Spear in the ring now. Lashley with a close 2 count. Balor fights out of a powerbomb attempt and delivers kicks and knees. Balor softens Lashley with more kicks in hopes of powerbombing him. Balor finally hits the powerbomb for a pop. Balor goes to the top and hits the Coup de Grace. Balor cover for the win and the title in this fairly short match.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Finn Balor
After the match, The Demon celebrates and makes his exit.
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Bobby Lashley (c) & Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor
If Balor can pin either man, he wins the Intercontinental Title. Lio starts off and Lashley is on the apron. Before they engage, Lio backs off and tags in Lashley. Lashley immediately hits a knee to the midsection of Balor, and continues the offense with clubbing blows. Balor fights back with a series of kicks, and Lashley rolls outside to regroup with Lio. Back in the ring, Lashley comes back and slams Balor down. Balor starts fighting back, but he gets distracted by Lio, and Lashley slams Balor down. They fight on the apron and Balor knocks Lashley down to the floor. Balor looks for a suicidedive, but Lio grabs his foot from the apron. Balor chases Rush around the ring until Lashley tackles Balor down hard. Back in the ring, Lashley suplexes Balor down, then he tags in Lio. Lio kicks Balor while he’s down, then he tags Lashley back in. Lashley and Lio trade tags now to take turns beating on Balor. Balor fights back against Lio, so Lio rolls away and tags in Lashley. Lashley spears Balor into the corner, then hits a big slam and Balor is down. Lio tags in and goes for a frog splash, but Balor rolls out of the way. Balor knocks Lashley off the apron, then he throws Lio down and hits the Coup De Grace on him. Balor pins for the three count to win the Intercontinental Championship.
Winner & new Intercontinental Champion: Finn Balor
After the bell, Lashley chases Balor out of the ring, and Balor celebrates up the ramp. Lashley does not look happy with Lio Rush now. Lashley grabs Lio by the neck, but lets go, and the crowd boos. Lashley changes his mind and picks Lio back up, then slams him down with a big spinebuster. Lashley heads to the back while Lio is down in the ring.
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Universal Championship: Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar
No Demon Bálor. Bálor wore red trunks and knee pads with white boots. Bálor went crazy on Lesnar early on, but Lesnar caught him with a belly-to-belly suplex. Lesnar cleared an announce table but Bálor pushed him into the corner of the table. Lesnar fought back and gave Bálor another belly-to-belly, but he’s selling his midsection from the table spot.
Bálor caught Lesnar with a slingblade, but Lesnar came right back with a clothesline. Lesnar is still really selling hard. He went for the F5 but Bálor countered into a DDT for a nearfall. The crowd was really into it. Bálor then hit consecutive flip dives. The crowd called for another one, so Bálor did it again. The crowd is way more into this than the previous match.
Bálor hit the Coup de Grace, but Lesnar kicked out and immediately applied the kimura lock. Bálor fought briefly but tapped out. Lesnar retains. Short match, but it was fun and Bálor looked good. He got a lot of offense.
After the match, Lesnar gave Bálor three German suplexes. Lesnar’s music played, he posed for a bit, then gave Bálor an F5 as the crowd booed. Hopefully, Bálor gets something out of this.
Winner: Brock Lesnar (retains the title)
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