Rhyno and Heath Slater versus Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler
Rhyno and Ziggler start things off and Ziggler with a waist lock and slap. Ziggler with another waist lock but Rhyno with a chop. Slater tags in and he goes up top and hits a chop to the arm followed by a running forearm. Slater with atomic drops but Ziggler lands on his feet and tags in Drew. Slater welcomes Drew back and Slater with jabs and punches. Drew with an Irish whip and Slater tries to float over but Drew with a kick to the midsection.
Drew pulls off Slater’s shirt and chops him. Ziggler tags in and he super kicks Slater and Drew with a reverse Alabama Slam. Drew head butts Rhyno off the apron. Drew with a Claymore while Ziggler hits the Zig Zag and they get the three count.
Winners: Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler
Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil with Dana Brooke versus Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler
Titus and Dolph start things off and Titus throws Ziggler into the corner and he punches Dolph. Dolph with kicks and he tags in Crews. Crews with a clothesline followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Drew with a kick to the head and he tags in. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Ziggler tags in and Ziggler with a super kick to the head and Drew hits a reverse Alabama Slam. Drew tags in and Ziggler with a Zig Zag while Drew hits the Claymore for the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
After the match: Dolph and Drew are in the ring and he is asked why did he bring Drew McIntyre with him. Dolph says he never had anyone watch his back and now he has Drew watching his back. He says that Drew is dangerous. Drew says he is right. He is dangerous. He is especially dangerous to a locker room that has apparently gone soft. He sees no fire or ambition. All he sees are people collecting checks. This is what a superstar looks like and this is how a superstar speaks. Drew says you can trust him when he says the times are a-changing. He is the wake up call and reality check that WWE needs. Dolph says they don’t care about stealing the show because this is the show.
In Ring: Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. Dolph says he is back on Raw. A lot of things changed and a lot of things stayed the same. He will always steal the show and he is the best superstar to walk that aisle.
Dolph is interrupted by Titus O’Neil’s music and he is joined by Apollo Crews and Dana Brooke. Titus welcomes Dolph to Raw and he says a lot of things have changed. That includes the creation of Titus Worldwide. If you are looking to maximize your return, look no further than their team. He can take Dolph to the next level in and out of the ring. Titus says that Dolph is a multi-platform superstar. They can rule the planet.
Dolph says what he was going to say is that he did not come back to Raw alone. Drew McIntyre shows up and he attacks Titus and Apollo. Drew and Dolph send Titus into the ring post. Dolph with a super kick to Titus and then Drew punches Apollo. Drew hits a Claymore while Dolph hits a Zig Zag.
Tyler Breeze (with Fandango) versus Dolph Ziggler
Fandango gets on the apron and he does some gyrating. Breeze gets distracted and Ziggler attacks Breeze and kicks him. Ziggler with a drop kick. Breeze blocks a drop kick and catapults him into the ring post. Ziggler chases Fandango and Breeze around the ring. Ziggler has a super kick blocked and Breeze with a super kick of his own. Fandango continues to do laps around the ring and Ziggler gets a near fall. Breeze gets a near fall with a rollup. Ziggler avoids a splash into the corner and Ziggler with a Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Ziggler takes a close up look at the trophy and then he super kicks Fandango.
AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE Championship
Everyone went after Cena at the bell, so he nailed AA after AA. He went for one on AJ, who landed on his feet and they faced off. They went back and forth with some great back and forth counters. Styles went for the Styles Clash but Cena turned it into an AA. AJ pulled himself to the turnbuckle as the others returned to the apron and surrounded Cena. The story was no one wanted Cena there and they all attacked him, five vs. one, then dumped him outside to the floor. Smackdown’s stars all looked at each other and began beating each other. Lots of big moves with everyone taking the other out. Styles nailed a neckbreaker on Ziggler. Zayn went for a Helluva Kick but Styles avoided and nailed an inverted DDT, but Owens broke up the pinfall. Owens and Styles back and forth.
They battled to the top. Owens headbutt him off to the floor. Corbin returned and nailed clotheslines, but Cena nailed him. Ziggler nailed Cena with a DDT but was attacked off the ropes by Owens with a frog splash for a two count. Styles made the save. He went for the Styles Clash but Owen backdropped him over the top to the floor.
Corbin nailed a backbreaker on Owens but Ziggler snapped him with the Zig Zag. Cena nailed Ziggler then hit the Blue Thunder Bomb on Zayn. Cena whipped out the Five Knuckle Shuffle. He looked to go for the AA on Ziggler but Ziggler leapt up into the Famouser for a near fall. Ziggler went for Sweet Chin Music but Cena ducked and locked in an STF. Styles charged all the way into the ring to break it up. Continue reading
In Ring: Dolph wants to make sure he heard it right. You are going to do this for us. You used to be cool. You changed and you are not phenomenal any more. You are just desperate. AJ talks about Dolph being in the company for 12 years and not reaching his potential. Dolph says it took AJ a decade to get into the company he built. He tells AJ that he is going to lose on Sunday. it is not the numbers, it is because your head is not in the right place. You said you were doing it for these people. Dolph says the second you let them down, they will stab you in the back. Dolph says he was told to his face that he would never be champion. Every time the mat was pulled from him, he kept fighting and then he won Money in the Bank and won the title.
We celebrated that moment together but they did not deserve it. These people did what they have always done. They sat on the sidelines and did nothing. Dolph says he proved every night that he is the best thing to be in this business. The fact that he has not had one singles match at Wrestlemania is criminal. You can say ‘us’, ‘we’ and ‘them’ all you want because they don’t care. You can take your dream match and shove it. AJ says that Dolph is talking a lot and since they have a match later tonight, why not do it now.
AJ Styles versus Doph Ziggler
Ziggler goes for a super kick but AJ blocks it. AJ goes for a Styles Clash and Ziggler escapes and goes to the floor. They lock up again and Ziggler with an arm bar and a take down for a near fall. Styles with a front face lock and Ziggler gets to the ropes. Ziggler pushes AJ away on the break. They lock up and Styles with a waist lock and Ziggler with an elbow and punch. Ziggler with an inside cradle for a near fall. Styles with a waist lock and take down. Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler sends Styles into the turnbuckles and follows with a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Styles gets back to his feet and Styles with elbows and a punch. Styles with a Phenomenal Drop Kick and Ziggler goes to the floor. The referee starts his count and he kicks Ziggler back to the floor. The referee restarts his count and Styles with a slingshot forearm to Ziggler. Continue reading