Category: Monday Night RAW
Dolph Ziggler versus Baron Corbin
Ziggler wtih a waist lock but Corbin backs Ziggler into the corner and connects with an elbow. Corbin punches Ziggler in the corner but Ziggler punches back. Corbin goes to the floor and Ziggler follows but Corbin gets a knee up when Ziggler goes for a splash against the ringside barrier. Corbin with a punch but he misses a boot and Ziggler wtih a drop kick to send Corbin into the crowd. Ziggler gets back into the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Ziggler with punches but Corbin holds on. Corbin runs into an uppercut and Ziggler wtih two flying clotheslines followed by a splash and neck breaker. Ziggler sets for the leaping elbow drop to complete the moves of doom and he gets a near fall. Corbin sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles on a Fameasser attempt. Corbin with a Northern Lariat and he follows with more shots to the back of the head. Ziggler with a kick and Fameasser after playing possum and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Corbin was on the ropes so Corbin pushes him away. Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a splash and punches in the corner but Corbin with a hot shot and End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Battle Royal to become No. 1 contender to the U.S. Championship
A bunch of wrestlers were in the ring. The wrestlers who received televised entrances were Titus O’Neil, Sheamus, and Baron Corbin. Even the typically strong Eden Stiles sounds uninspired at this point in the dull show. Kalisto sat in on commentary. Viktor of The Ascension was eliminated in seconds. Damien Sandow was out next. Apollo Crews eliminated Stardust. Darren Young was tossed out. Sheamus eliminated Crews with a big boot. Ziggler dropkicked Corbin to eliminate him. Corbin pulled him out under the bottom rope and beat him up at ringside. Dolph was rolled back inside the ring by Corbin and then eliminated by Rusev.
Curtis Axel was eliminated by Del Rio. Bo Dallas was bounced by Sin Cara. The final five were Sheamus, Rusev, Del Rio, Zack Ryder, and Sin Cara. Del Rio eliminated Sin Cara. The former League of Nations members put the boots to Ryder, which led to some boos. Rusev and Del Rio tried to throw Ryder over, but he skinned the cat. Sheamus tied to eliminate Del Rio, who held on. Ryder returned and hit the Rough Ryder on Del Rio, but Rusev put him down again. Rusev dodged a Brogue Kick and caught Sheamus with a superkick. Moments later, Del Rio eliminated Sheamus. Rusev caught Del Rio with a kick. Moments later, Del Rio was eliminated by Ryder. The match came down to Rusev and Ryder and the crowd rallied behind Ryder. Rusev cut off a series of punches by Ryder, who came back with a missile dropkick from the second rope. Ryder performed the Broski Boot in the corner, but Rusev basically no sold it and eliminated him moments later. Lana came out afterward and was hugged by Rusev…
Damien Sandow versus Baron Corbin
The match never takes place, Ziggler attacks Corbin from behind as he’s making his way to the ring. Ziggler knocks Corbin off the stage, Corbin runs away as referees fight to hold Dolph back.
Baron Corbin vs. Fandango
Dolph Ziggler is at ringside doing commentary.
Corbin backed Fandango in the corner but missed a right hand. Fandango unloaded with strikes but his whip into the opposite corner was reversed. Corbin drilled him with a big forearm and sent Fandango to the floor. Corbin followed and sent him into the ringpost. He tossed Fandango over the announcers’ table into Ziggler. He kneed Ziggler in the mid-section and tossed Fandango back in the ring. Corbin nailed End of Days and pinned him.
Winner: Baron Corbin
After the match: Ziggler hit the ring but was immediately cut him off. Corbin nailed him with the End of Days on the floor and stalked off. Looks like they will face off at Payback.