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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…)

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Seth praises the crowd for their reactions. He says the last month has been wild. He takes everyone back to Wrestlemania where he wins the Intercontinental Championship. Then they go to South Africa where he defends the title. They come back to St. Louis and then go to Saudi Arabia where he defended the title in a ladder match.

Seth says merci to the people of Montreal. Seth says the crowd makes it all worthwhile. He says the trip back from Saudi Arabia was long and it allowed him to think about what kind of champion he wants to be. He does not want to be anything like Brock Lesnar. Brock isn’t even the legitimate Universal Champion because we saw Roman’s feet hit first. Seth says he does not want to show up only when it is convenient or when the price is right. He wants to be a fighting champion . . .

Finn Balor’s music plays and interrupts Seth.

Finn introduces himself in French. He tells Seth he was right. It was a long flight from Saudi Arabia and it gave him time to watch the end of the ladder match and see how close he came to being Intercontinental champion. Finn says that Seth beat him, but by this much. They have had four singles matches and each of them have won two. That makes them even. You talk about being a fighting champion so why not show you are a fighting champion by putting that title on the line tonight?

Seth says he has the Miz at Backlash on Sunday, but . . .

Finn says he likes that but.

Seth says since he is a fighting champion, he will leave it up to the people of Montreal.

Seth says he is on and then . . .

Miz’ music plays and Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas make their way to the stage.

Curtis says not to worry about what these people want. Worry about what is best for yourselves. You guys shouldn’t be fighting each other, you should be fighting together. Bo says we should all be fighting together.

Curtis says they made a mistake by coming at them separately. They should have had a group conversation and then Bo and Curtis reveal shirts with all four of their photos on it.

Bo says forget about the Balor Club and forget about the Shield. Bo says they have the Four Horsemen of the WWE.

Bo and Curtis put up the four fingers.

Seth and Finn have a conversation away from Bo and Curtis. Seth says it is a hard no.

Bo tells Curtis to keep his chin up. Bo says they don’t need them. Bo and Curtis turn away and then try to attack Finn and Seth but Seth with a super kick to Bo and Finn with a Slingblade to Curtis. Rollins clotheslines Axel over the top rope to the floor.

Balor takes care of Rollins with an elevated elbow drop to the chest.

Finn Balor versus Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Title

They lock up and Balor is backed into the corner. Rollins pushes Balor on the break. They lock up and Balor with a front face lock. Rollins with a side head lock. Balor with an arm drag but Rollins with a back elbow and he sends Balor to the floor and he follows with a pescado.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break. Rollins with a knee to the midsection followed by a chop. Balor with a chop and then they go back and forth. Rollins with a kick and Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Balor with running forearms and a flying forearm. Rollins with an Irish whip and Balor floats over. Rollins with a blockbuster. Rollins with a forearm into the corner followed by a flatline. Rollins with a springboard clothesline. Rolilns with a suicide dive but he tries for a second one and Balor with a round kick to the head.

Balor with punches and Rollins misses a series of short arm clotheslines. Balor with a DDT for a near fall. Balor goes for slingblade but Rollins avoids it. Balor with a drop kick and elevated elbow drop. Balor pushes Rollins and chops him in the corner. Balor with an Irish whip but Rollins with slingblade out of the corner. Rollins with a V Trigger for a near fall. Rollins with a back heel kick but Balor with a punch.

Rollins goes to the apron and misses a springboard move. Balor with a double leg take down and double stomp. Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Balor goes up top and Rollins crotches Balor. Rollins climbs the turnbuckles for the superplex into the Falcon Arrow but Rollins is pushed to the mat. Rollins leaps to the turnbuckles and hits the superplex but Balor with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.

Balor punches Rollins and Rollins with a forearm. Balor with another forearm. Rollins with a chop and Balor with a forearm. They go back and forth. Balor goes for 1916 but Rollins with a knee. Balor with a Pele Kick but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Balor clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a plancha and they return to teh ring. Balor drop kicks Rollins into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and misses Coup de Grace. Rollins misses Black Out. Balor with a rollup for a near fall. Balor with another rollup for a near fall. Balor with Slingblade.

Rollins with a super kick to Balor and both men are down. Rollins with Black Out for the three count.

Winner: Seth Rollins

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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.

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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!

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