Finn Balor comes out and he says he has to be honest. He is a little tired of being left out of these conversations. You three can make claims to a lot of things, but Finn is the only one who has ever been Universal Champion. Vince says maybe one day you will again, but there is a lot of beef in there. Vince says you’ve got it all, but against Brock Lesnar and all of this beef… you are a great competitor, but I don’t know.
Finn says you never believed in him, but the people do. Finn says that he knows that Vince is stubborn and nothing he says will change his mind. Why doesn’t he show him. Balor drops Corbin. Drew drops Cena. Balor turns around to a Claymore Kick from Drew, who is the last one standing. Cena gets up and Drew floors him with a Claymore. Vince is happy now, he says he likes all this. Vince says let’s find out who will face Lesnar with a Fatal 4 Way tonight. Fans pop. Vince says that’s what we will do. Vince’s music hits as Drew looks down at the others laid out in the ring. Vince also looks at them and nods at Drew in approval. Drew leaves first.
Finn Balor walks in the back and we see Lacey Evans talking to Mickie James and Dana Brooke.
Jinder Mahal vs. Finn Balor
We go to the ring and out comes Jinder Mahal by himself. The winner of this will make it to the Fatal 4 Way main event later tonight. We go to commercial as Jinder does his entrance.
We are back and Mahal attacks before the bell when Samir distracts Balor. Mahal Irish whips Balor into the ringside barrier. Mahal sends Balor into the apron and then back into the ring. The referee checks on Balor to see if he can go.
The match starts and Balor runs into a thrust kick and Mahal gets a near fall. Mahal with crossfaces to Balor. Mahal with a reverse chin lock. Mahal goes for a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Balor blocks an attempt for a belly-to-back suplex on the apron and Balor kicks Mahal. Balor goes for a running kick but Mahal blocks it and sends Balor face first into the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mahal with knee drops and he chokes Balor. Mahal with a hard Irish whip. Mahal with an elbow to the bridge of the nose and then he applies a rear chin lock. Mahal goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Balor counters with a lateral press and he gets a near fall. Mahal with a reverse chin lock. Balor with a jawbreaker and punches. Mahal with an elbow but Balor with a Pele Kick.
Balor with boots to Mahal followed by a running forearm. Balor with another running forearm and a double leg take down followed by a double stomp. Balor goes for Slingblade but Mahal blocks it. Balor kicks Samir off the apron and then back drops Mahal over the top rope. Balor with a plancha onto Mahal and Singh. Balor sets for Slingblade and hits it. Balor with a drop kick to send Mahal into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and hits Coup de Grace for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
Devlin comes out, Banks tries to attack Devlin with a suicide dive through the ropes, but Devlin retaliates and attacks Banks’ knee even more, stomping away at it on the steel steps. Johnny Saint comes out and explains how there is no way for Banks to compete, therefore, Saint has another opponent for Jordan Devlin to face. Finn Balor’s music plays!
Finn Balor vs. Jordan Devlin
Devlin and Balor meet face-to-face in the center of the ring and Devlin slaps Balor’s face. Balor retaliates with punches, a kick to Devlin’s abdomen, and a running dropkick. Balor with a sling blade and he climbs to the top rope but Devlin rolls out. Balor comes to the outside and tosses Devlin back inside the ring. Devlin rolls out once again, and Balor comes around the corner with a running forearm on Devlin’s head. Balor tosses Devlin back in, and as Balor climbs back inside, Devlin with a hard kick to the ropes that caused Balor to fall out of the ring.
Devlin goes on to the attack on the outside, hitting Balor with punches to the abdomen and ramming him against the ring apron. Devlin tosses Balor back inside the ring and hits a standing double stomp on Balor. Devlin taunts Balor with his own pose and then chokes Balor on the ropes. Balor comes off the ropes with a sunset flip, turned in to a dropkick to Devlin’s face. Devlin comes running after Balor in the corner but he’s hit with a kick to the head. Balor goes for the coupe de grace but Devlin dropkicks him off the top rope before h ever has the opportunity.
The ref gets to a 9 count but gets back inside the ring. Devlin stomps away and mounts Balor with punches. Devlin has Balor in the corner and hits him with abdomen punches and some loud chops. Balor swaps places with Devlin and hits even some super loud chops of his own. Devlin slaps Balor in the face, hits a urunage, and a standing moonsault for a 2 count. Devlin puts Balor in an abdominal stretch but Balor throws Devlin over with a hip toss to escape. Balor puts Devlin in to an abdominal stretch of his own but uses various shots to inflict damage on Devlin’s abdomen. Balor chops at Devlin and delivers a pele kick as they both fall to the mat.
Devlin charges Balor in the corner but he hits him with both boots, a clothesline, and a double stomp on Devlin’s chest. Balor uses his 1916 for a 2 count. Balor comes charging in from the corner but Devlin counters with a a back suplex that drops Balor on his head for the 2 count. Devlin goes on the offense with soccer punts to the abdomen of Balor. Devlin walks around the ring and poses, but as he goes in for another punt, Balor catches his foot and drops him. Balor with vicious stomps on a downed Devlin. Devlin escapes to the outside but Balor goes to the apron and delivers his signature running kick to Devlin’s face. Balor goes for the coupe de grace again, but Devlin pulls him down and uses the ropes for leverage as he pins him. Balor escapes at 2, Devlin performs a moonsault off the top rope but Balor gets his knees up on him.
Balor with a brainbuster DDT, a running dropkick that bounces Devlin off the turnbuckles, and he finally makes it off the top rope to deliver the coup de grace and get the 1-2-3!
Winner: Finn Balor
Balor poses inside the ring and celebrates with the crowd.
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Bayley and Finn Bálor vs. Mickie James and Bobby Lashley
The women start things off and lock up. Mickie with a wrist lock but Bayley with a reversal. Bayley with an arm wringer but Mickie with an Irish whip. Mickie misses a charge but Mickie with a rana. Bayley avoids a drop kick and gets a near fall with a rollup. Bayley with another rollup for a near fall. Mickie holds on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt and Lashley tags in. Lashley poses for the people of Manchester and then he poses for Balor. Lashley continues to pose and Balor does not appear impressed. Finn goes to the turnbuckles to pose and Lashley pulls Finn off the turnbuckles.
Lashley with forrearms to the back and he poses. Lashley chokes Balor in the ropes. Balor with a drop kick and Balor poses. Lashley is sent to the floor by Balor and then Rush is sent to the floor. Balor is tripped by MIckie and Lashley hits Balor from behind. Lashley with boots to the back. Lashley starts to work on the back. Lashley with a nerve hold. Lashley with a knee to the midsection followed by an Irish whip. Bayley distracts Lashley long enough to allow Balor to get his boots up. Lashley catches Balor when he tries for the tag and Lashley runs Balor into the turnbuckles. Balor moves when Lashley goes for a splash.
Bayley tags in and connects with clotheslines. Mickie sends Bayley into the turnbuckles and Bayley with a hot shot. Bayley with a shoulder into the turnbuckles and then she hits a running knee into the corner. Bayley sends Mickie to the apron for a cutter in the ropes. Bayley runs into a super kick from Mickie and Balor breaks up the cover. Balor with a forearm to Lashley but Lashley gets Balor up for a slam and Balor escapes. Balor with slingblade and then he sends Lashley into the ring post.
Rush gets in the ring and Balor chases after Rush and after a few laps, Rush goes into the ring and then he hits the turnbuckles when Balor moves. Balor goes up top and Lashley pushes Balor off the turnbuckles before Balor can hit Coup de Grace on Rush. Bayley gives Rush a belly-to-belly suplex. Mickie with a thrust kick and she hits the MickDT for the three count.
Winners: Bobby Lashley and Mickie James
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Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley
We go to the ring and out comes Bobby Lashley with Lio Rush, who is not speaking on the mic yet. They enter the ring and Rush takes the mic. Rush praises Lashley and takes a shot at Manchester. Rush goes on about Lashley’s physique. Some fans chant “boring!” and Rush tells them to get over it. Rush says the crowd has made Lashley upset and now he will take it out on Finn Balor. Balor’s music hits and out he comes. Balor does his entrance and we go back to commercial.
Lashley with a kick to the midsection and he sends Finn into the turnbuckles. Lashley with a punch followed by a boot to the back and he chokes Balor in the ropes. Lashley with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Balor with forearms but Lashley with a kick and Balor with a drop kick that sends Lashley to the floor. Rush trips Balor as he comes off the ropes to set up a plancha. Lashley punches Balor and gets a near fall. Lashley with a reverse chin lock and then he slams Balor to the mat for a near fall. Lashley returns to the reverse chin lock. Lashley with a neck breaker for a near fall.
Lashley with punches in the corner. Lashley runs into boots from Balor and Balor avoids a splash into the corner and hits a running forearms. Balor with a sunset flip for a near fall. Balor with a double leg take down and a double stomp. Balor wtih a running chop into the corner. Lashley with an Irish whip and Balor floats over but Lashley catches him. Balor with slingblade and then he runs into a clothesline from Lashley. Balor goes to the apron and goes for an enzuigiri but Lashley blocks it and hits an elbow. Lashley suplexes Balor back into the ring and gets a near fall. Lashley sets for the Dominator but Balor with a rollup for a near fall.
Lashley misses a splash into the corner and Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Balor goes up top and Lio distracts Balor. Balor leaps over Lashley and he sends Lashley to the floor. Balor with a drop kick to Rush. Balor tries for a running drop kick on Rush but Lashley stops Balor. Lashley brings Balor into the ring for the Dominator for the three count.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
After the match, Lashley stands tall over Balor as the music hits. Rush enters the ring to stand with him. The music interrupts and out comes Drew McIntyre to a pop. Drew marches to the ring and stares everyone down. Lashley watches Drew enter the ring. Drew enters and stares right at Lashley, getting in his face and daring him to swing. Lashley backs off and exits the ring with Rush. Drew watches Lashley leave and then turns to Balor to help him up from the mat. Fans cheer. Drew turns and stares at Balor, then pushes him into the ropes to level him with a Claymore Kick. Drew stands over Balor as his music starts back up. Drew stands tall as we go back to commercial.
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Bayley and Finn Bálor vs. Ember Moon and Braun Strowman
Balor suggests that Bayley start things off and she is okay with that. They lock up and Ember with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss attempt. Bayley with an elbow and running shoulder tackle. Bayley with a clothesline. Braun tags in and that brings in Balor. Balor with kicks to the leg and he avoids Strowman and continues to kick him in the leg. Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron. Balor avoids a splash in the corner and then Balor passes Bayley into a head scissors on Moon. Balor with a flying forearm but Braun stays on his feet. Braun with a forearm across the chest.
Braun works on the head, trying to compress Balor’s skull. Braun with a rear chin lock after ignoring the action because R Truth was talking in the back about Ric Flair and Carmella reminds Truth he is part of the match tonight. Braun with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Braun has some words for Bayley and then he kicks Balor in the ribs. Braun with a hard Irish whip. Braun with an elbow to the back of the head but Balor with a punch. Braun with a head butt. Braun picks up Balor but Balor escapes and he tries for a double leg take down but Braun does not go down.
Balor tries to make the tag but Braun stops him. Braun with an Irish whip but he runs into boots from Balor. Braun runs Balor into a neutral corner. Braun charges into the corner but Balor moves and Balor tags in Bayley. Ember misses a drop kick and Bayley with clotheslines and then she hits a cutter in the ropes. Bayley floats over but Ember catches Bayley and hits a gutbuster. Ember with a running hip strike in the corner. Bayley with a knee into the corner and then she mises a clothesline. Ember with a springboard cross body for a near fall.
Bayley boxes the ears and then hits a running knee to the temple and Bayley gets a near fall. Ember and Bayley with forearms. Ember with a series of kicks and an enzuigiri. Ember goes up top but Bayley pulls Ember off the turnbuckles. Bayley blocks a kick and hits a belly-to-belly suplex but Braun pulls Ember to the floor to break up the count. Braun tags in and he mises a splash into the corner and hits the ring post shoulder first. Balor goes up top and hits a double stomp to the back. Balor goes up top for Coup de Grace but Braun gets up. Bayley with a cross body to Ember off the steps but Braun with a power slam for the three count.
Winners: Braun Strowman and Ember Moon
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Bayley and Finn Bálor vs. Alicia Fox and Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh)
Alicia and Bayley start things off but Alicia wants a piece of Balor because she apparently forgot the rules of the contest. Alicia calls Finn a chicken and Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley gets another near fall and then Alicia backs into the corner and tags Jinder into the match. They lock up and Balor with a waist lock but Mahal with a back elbow and side head lock take down. Mahal with a take down into a reverse chin lock. Balor with arm drags into an arm bar. Mahal with a knee to the midsection. Mahal goes for a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick because you don’t give Balor a sunset flip.
Alicia tags in and Bayley with a waist lock. Alicia with an elbow. Bayley with an Irish whip but Alicia floats over and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Bayley with an elbow. Bayley runs Alicia into the corner and connects with elbows. Bayley with an elbow in the corner. Alicia sends Bayley to the apron and knocks Bayley off the apron with a forearm and Sunil catches her. Alicia gets jealous and sends Bayley into the ring post.
Alicia sends Bayley into the ring and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Alicia with a forearm but Bayley with a hot shot onto the turnbuckle. Alicia with a knee to the back to stop Bayley from making the tag. Alicia with a reverse chin lock. Bayley kicks Alicia away in the corner but Alicia goes for a power bomb and Bayley counters with a back body drop. Bayley goes for the tag and makes it. Balor with forearms to Mahal followed by an elbow. Balor with a flying forearm. Balor with a running chop into the corner. Mahal with an Irish whip and Balor floats over but runs into a thrust kick. Balor with an enzuigiri to knock Mahal off the turnbuckles. Balor with slingblade and then he sets for the running drop kick and hits it.
Balor goes to the turnbuckles for Coup de Grace but Alicis shakes the ropes and it eventually crotches Balor. Mahal tags in and Bayley with a Thesz Press and punches. Bayley with a knee into the corner and she goes up top. Bayley with a cross body and she gets a near fall. Bayley sends Alicia to the apron for a cutter in the ropes. Bayley with a baseball slide that hits Alicia and Sunil. Alicia chases Sunil and Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex on Sunil. Bayley sends Alicia to the floor. Balor with a plancha onto Mahal and Singh. Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex on Alicia for the three count.
Winners: Bayley and Finn Bálor
Next week, Braun Strowman and Ember Moon will face Bayley and Finn Bálor in the Raw match.
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Alicia Fox (with Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh) vs. Bayley (witih Finn Bálor)
They lock up and Alicia slams Bayley’s head into the turnbuckles. Bayley punches Alicia from the turnbuckles but Alicia pushes Bayley off the turnbuckles and then she sends Bayley face first into the mat for a near fall. Alicia goes for a Northern Lights suplex but Bayley blocks it. Bayley lands on her feet after being pulled off the turnbuckles. Bayley with an elbow for a near fall. Alicia with a knee to Bayley. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Alicia with a reverse chin lock.
Bayley hot shots Alicia on the turnbuckles. Bayley kicks Alicia away and hits a clothesline followed by a second one. Bayley sends Alicia to the apron and hits a cutter. Alicia floats over and goes for a sunset flip but you don’t sunset flip Balor’s Mixed Match Challenge partner and she hits a drop kick. Mahal tries to interfere and Balor with Slingblade to Mahal on the floor. Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.
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