5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match: Team SmackDown (Captain Shane McMahon, John Cena, Bobby Roode, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura) vs. Team RAW (Captain Kurt Angle, Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, Samoa Joe)
We go to the ring and out first comes Team RAW Captain Kurt Angle. The RAW General Manager waits as Finn Balor is out next to a pop. Samoa Joe is out next as fans chant for him, followed by Braun Strowman to another pop. Triple H is out last for Team RAW. Captain Shane McMahon is out first for Team SmackDown. The SmackDown Commissioner waits at the bottom of the ramp as Randy Orton joins him next. Bobby Roode is out next with his glorious entrance. Team RAW looks on as Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out next. Free agent John Cena is out last for his team.
The two teams face off in the middle of the ring before the bell. The referee tries to get them to their corners. Braun just stares Shane down. Shane attacks Braun from behind as he walks away. The bell rings and Braun launches Shane across the ring. Shane quickly tags Orton in. Triple H laughs at Shane, who is shocked at Braun’s power. Joe and Orton start the match off by locking up.
Joe gets the early upperhand but Orton comes back with a headlock. The Network goes out for the second time during this pay-per-view and comes back to Orton blocking a Coquina Clutch attempt. Orton and Joe face off. Balor tags in. Nakamura wants the tag and fans agree with the “yes!” chant. Orton tags in Nakamura. Nakamura and Balor size each other up. Balor goes for the leg but Nakamura avoids it. Fans chant for NXT now. They trade holds. Nakamura taunts Balor against the ropes. Balor turns him around and does the taunting now. Balor kicks Nakamura in the gut and tries to take him down but Nakamura lands on his feet. They trade counters again and face off. Triple H reaches for the tag to face Nakamura. Balor tags him in.
Nakamura tells Triple H to bring it and they lock up. Triple H takes it to the corner. Fans do dueling chants for the two. Triple H rocks Nakamura in the corner and beats him down a bit. Nakamura comes from behind and takes Triple H to the corner for offense of his own. Nakamura drops Triple H with a kick. Triple H turns it back around and hits the Facebuster. Roode tags himself in and the crowd pops as he and Triple H face off.
Roode and Triple H meet in the middle of the ring for some words. Roode shoves The Game. Triple H gets back in his face. Roode does his glorious pose in Triple H’s face but Triple H drops him with a right. Roode fights back with strikes, taking Triple H to the corner. Roode with punches and chops. Roode comes out of the other corner with a clothesline on Triple H for a 2 count. Roode with more chops on Triple H against the ropes. Triple H catches Roode in a big Spinebuster. Triple H mocks Roode’s pose and tells him to suck it with a crotch chop. Roode counters a move and catches Triple H in a big Spinebuster of his own. Roode does his pose now. Triple H counters a Glorious DDT and goes for a Pedigree. That’s also blocked. Triple H rams Roode into the corner.
Angle tags in and nails a trio of German suplexes on Roode. Angle with more offense before they both go down with clotheslines at the same time. Nakamura and Triple H go at it again for a second. Nakamura gets Angle on his knees and drops him with strikes. Nakamura with a running shot in the corner and the high knee to the gut in the corner. Joe charges but Nakamura side-steps. Balor also comes in but Nakamura takes him down after Joe. Nakamura blocks a Pedigree from Triple H and drops him. Nakamura hits Kinshasa on Triple H but he doesn’t see that Braun tagged in.
Nakamura turns around to Braun but ducks. Nakamura ends up hitting a knee from the second rope on Braun. Braun catches Nakamura and hits a big powerslam for the pin. Nakamura has been eliminated.
Roode goes after Braun’s leg. Roode goes on and hits a Blockbuster but Braun kicks out at 1. Roode counters a running powerslam. Braun runs into a boot. Braun blocks another Blockbuster and hits the running powerslam. Roode has been eliminated.
Joe and Braun argue about who will stay in. They shove each other. Angle and Triple H try to keep the peace. Angle and Triple H argue now, also shoving each other. Orton comes from behind and drops them both. Orton knocks Balor off the apron. Cena also gets involved in the chaos. Orton with a powerslam on Joe. Cena and Orton stand tall in the ring. Braun enters and stares them down. Cena and Orton attack Braun at the same time but he shoves them away. The try again. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment but he can’t get Braun up. Braun blocks the RKO. Cena and Orton knock Braun out of the ring.
Braun drops Cena with a big right hand on the floor. Braun takes apart the announce tables at ringside next. Orton hits Braun from behind as he went to put Cena on the table. Cena and Orton try to double suplex Braun through an announce table but he resists. Roode and Nakamura come back over, with Shane, to help Cena and Orton put Braun through an announce table. Braun is laid out. Shane goes back into the ring and goes to the top for a big dive onto Braun. Joe comes from behind and launches Shane from the top to the mat. Joe waits for Shane to get up now. Joe with the Coquina Clutch on Shane but he slides out and kicks him. Cena tags in and unloads on Joe. Cena with a dropkick and a shoulder in the corner. Joe catches Cena with the inverted atomic drop and a big boot. Joe with a senton on Cena for a 2 count.
Joe works Cena over in the corner now. Fans do dueling chants for Cena now. Cena dodges Joe but runs back at him and Joe nails the Uranage. Balor tags in and goes to the top but Joe tags himself back in. They argue. Joe turns around to an AA from Cena. Balor comes off the top but Cena catches him. Cena hits the AA on Balor also. Cena with another AA on Joe for the pin. Joe has been eliminated.
Cena waits for someone to come in. Angle comes in and fans cheer. They lock up and Angle takes Cena down. Angle drops Cena with a shoulder tackle. Cena ends up dropping Angle with an elbow. Cena raises his arms for Angle to bring it. Cena goes to work on Angle but Angle fights back. Cena with shoulder tackles. Cena hits the big slam and goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Angle blocks it and drops Cena into the Ankle Lock. Cena kicks Angle away. Cena goes for the AA on Angle but he can’t get it. Angle with an Angle Slam on Cena as Shane breaks the pin attempt. Balor hits Coup de Grace on Cena from up high. Angle with another big Angle slam to Cena for the pin. Cena has been eliminated.
Orton comes in and goes to work on Angle with stomps. It’s now 4-2 RAW. Orton drops a knee but clutches the knee. Balor tags in and knocks Shane off the apron. Balor goes at it with Orton now. Balor drives Shane into the barrier. Balor goes back in and works over Orton. Balor hits a Slingblade and a dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Orton moves. Orton with the RKO on Balor for the pin. Balor has been eliminated.
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