Renee Young is in the ring and she brings out Shinsuke Nakamura. Renee starts to ask Nakamura a question and Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Dolph says if you want to play interview, let’s play interview. Dolph asks Nakamura for his influences. Dolph stops Nakamura’s answer and Dolph says he will translate for Shinsuke. He says that his favorite is Dolph Ziggler. Dolph asks Shinsuke what is going through his mind when he does those dance moves during his entrance.
Nakamura refuses to answer. Dolph says that Nakamura is intimidated being in the presence of his hero. Dolph says Nakamura is not who he says he is. Dolph says his name is Michael and he grew up in Gary, Indiana. Dolph says Michael and his family sang and danced around the world. Dolph talks more about the Jackson Five and he says that Nakamura was the weirdo in his family. Dolph continues to go through Michael Jackson’s life and he says that his best friend is a monkey named Bubbles. He dipped into obscurity but re-emerged in Japan under the alias Shinsuke Nakamura. Dolph says it translates to petty, pathetic, overrated freak.
Nakamura takes the mic back and he says it is his turn to ask the questions. He asks Dolph what is his problem. Nakamura takes the mic away from Dolph and says he says he will translate for Dolph. Nakamura speaks in Japanese and ends with Jackass. Ziggler kicks Nakamura in the midsection but he misses a super kick. Nakamura with a reverse exploder and he sets for Kinshasa but Ziggler gets out of the ring.
Sami Zayn versus Luke Harper versus Dolph Ziggler versus Mojo Rawley versus Erick Rowan versus Jinder Mahal in a Number One Contender Match
Mahal hits Ziggler and then they pair off with Rowan and Zayn as well as Mojo and Harper. Harper sends Mojo into the turnbuckles and then he snap mares Rawley and kicks him in the back. Rowan with a forearm to Mahal and Zayn and Rawley work over Harper. Zayn with punches to Harper. Mahal with punches to Rawley. Mahal with shoulders to Rawley. Rowan rakes Harper’s eyes but Harper punches Rowan and sends him to the floor. Harper sends Ziggler into the air and then to the mat. Harper follows with a boot and he gets a near fall. Harper goes to the apron on an Irish whip and he connects with a forearm to Rowan and follows with a slingshot senton. Harper with a Michinoku Driver to Zayn for a near fall. We are back and it is time for a superplex from Rawley to Ziggler. They fall to the floor. Harper superplexes Rowan and they go to the floor. Zayn with a sunset flip power bomb to Mahal for a near fall. Zayn goes for the Blue Thunder Bomb to Ziggler but Ziggler blocks it. Ziggler with super kicks to Zayn and then Harper. Harper with a clothesline for a near fall. Rowan with a power bomb to Harper. Mahal with a rollup for a near fall. Mahal and Rowan go for clotheslines at the same time and both men are down. Rawley with a shoudler tackle to Mahal and then Zayn ducks and Rawley goes over the top rope to the floor.
Harper sends Zayn to the floor and then Harper wtih a suicide dive to Mahal and then he returns to the ring for a suicide dive on Rawley and Zayn. Ziggler drop kicks Harper off the apron and Ziggler runs into a spinning heel kick from Rowan for a near fall. Rowan power bombs Ziggler onto everyone on the floor. Rowan sends Zayn back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Rowan sends Zayn to the floor and Harper returns to the ring as we go to commercial. We are back and Ziggler and Rawley are in the ring. Ziggler with a head butt and Rawley avoids a neck breaker and hits a series of shoulder tackles. Rawley with a Stinger Splash but Ziggler with an uppercut. Rawley catches Ziggler off the turnbuckles and then sends Ziggler to the mat. Rawley knocks Rowan off the apron. Rawley with a running forearm and Mahal sends Rawley to the floor. Zayn breaks up Mahal’s cover. Mahal with a Harley Race knee but Rowan with a uranage to Mahal for a near fall. Rowan with a forearm to Harper but Harper punches Rowan from the turnbuckles. Ziggler sends Rowan into Harper on the turnbuckles and Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Rowan but Rowan kicks out. Ziggler with a drop kick to Harper but Harper counters a Fameasser into a sit out power bomb and Harper gets a near fall. Harper signals that it is over but Mahal pulls Harper to the floor and then he sends Harper into the ring steps. Mahal misses a shoulder in the corner and hits the ring post and goes to the floor. Zayn with a flip dive onto Harper. Rowan grabs Zayn on the apron but Rawley with a shoulder tackle. Zayn with an Arabian Press onto Rawley. Zayn with an Exploder to Mahal in the corner. Zayn sets for the Helluva Kick but the Bollywood Boys grab Zayn’s legs and Mahal with a cobra clutch slam for the three count.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
In Ring: Dolph Ziggler he says everyone is talking about the Superstar Shake Up. Everyone wants to know what about Dolph Ziggler. Dolph says he is staying on Smackdown. He says this is the show he built and put on his back. You are going to get a lot of shiny new toys and you are going to blow the roof off and then the next week, it will get less exciting. Then all you are going to get is him doing what he does better than anyone else in the business.
Shinsuke Nakamura’s music interrupts and he comes to the ring. Dolph asks Nakamura if he can help him. Dolph says that Nakamura might not know who he is. Dolph says he does not know who Nakamura is and he asks him who does he think he is. Nakamura does not say anything as the crowd hums his entrance music. Nakamura takes the mic and he asks Dolph if he wants to know who he is. He says he is Shinsuke Nakamura. Ziggler goes for a super kick but Nakamura blocks it and he pushes Ziggler down to the mat. Nakamura tells Ziggler to come on. Ziggler leaves the ring.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Everyone surrounds Braun to start, but he starts tossing people right out of the gate and that ends pretty quick. People are going quick: Kalisto, Simon Gotch, Heath Slater, on of the Usos, Goldust, lots of people going quick. It’s pretty much Big Show and Strowman dominating here. Konnor goes out, and now Show and Strowman turn their attention to each other and everyone else stops to watch. Well, they do until Zayn nails Strowman and everyone else gangs up to try and toss them both. Strowman breaks free and tosses Show, then he tosses Victor and everyone else gangs up to toss Strowman! Wow, that was not expected. The battle royal continues, and now it’s anyone’s game. Curt Hawkins goes out, Ginger Mahal tries to toss Killian Dane without success, and Dolph gets tossed but hangs on and rolls back in to avoid elimination. Ziggler ducks a charge and R-Truth goes out. Ziggler tosses Rhyno, Jason Jordan and Chad Gable both go out, Tyler Breeze and Fandango in rapid succession, and some guy in a blue suit and mask I don’t recognize go. Mark Henry goes, and this is speeding along like the Gimmick Battle Royal at this rate. Okay, I’m calling either Titus O’Neill or Luke Harper wins at this point. We’ll see how I do. Ziggler superkicks Bing to the floor, Sami Zayn uses a Heluva Kick to eliminate Epico, and we’re down to about ten guys left. Ziggler again gets tossed and hangs on, Harper goes to the eyes and tries to boot him out, but Ziggler is hanging on. Mojo Rawley tosses…some guy I didn’t recognize and even the announcers didn’t seem to know. Mojo nails Ziggler with a shoulderblock and eliminates Ziggler as Apollo Crews is tossed.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Heath Slater, Rhyno, and Mojo Rawley versus Fandango, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Dolph Ziggler, and Tyler Breeze
Ziggler and Jordan start things off and Ziggler goes for the leg. Jordan with a waist lock and take down. Jordan with a rollup but Ziggler with a waist lock. Jordan with a waist lock take down. Ziggler with an elbow and drop kick. Jordan with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Jordan sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Gable tags in. Jordan with a take down and Gable with a splash for a near fall. Ziggler punches Gable but Gable with a wrist lock and he takes Ziggler to the mat and applies an arm bar. Slater tags in and he goes up top and hits a forearm to the arm. Slater with an arm wringer and he tags in Rhyno. Rhyno with a short arm clothesline. Rhyno with a kick and a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhyno sets for a GORE but Ziggler goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Gable with an Irish whip and then Gable wtih a triangle to Jimmy on the ropes. Breeze stops Gable and knocks him off the turnbuckles. Jey tags in and punches Gable and hits a leaping head butt to the ribs and he gets a near fall. Fandango tags in and he sends Gable into the turnbuckles and punches him. Fandango with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Jimmy tags in and punches Gable. Jimmy chokes Gable in the ropes and Breeze gets in a shot on Gable. Jimmy with an Irish whip but Jimmy misses a splash and both men are down. Jey tags in and he knocks two men off the apron to stop the tag. Gable with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Mojo and Breeze tag in and Mojo with shoulder tackles and a clothesline. Mojo knocks Fandango off the apron and then he sends Ziggler to the floor. Mojo gets a near fall on Breeze. Gable is super kicked off the apron. Ziggler super kicks Slater over the top rope but Rhyno with a GORE. Fandango gets back body dropped onto everyone. Rawley with a running forearm to Breeze for teh three count.
Winners: Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Mojo Rawley, Rhyno, and Heath Slater
Mojo Rawley versus Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler goes for the leg but Mojo stays on his feet. Ziggler backs Rawley into the corner and he tosses some sweat on Mojo on the break. Mojo runs Ziggler into the corner and connects with a shoulder. Mojo wipes some sweat and throws it in Ziggler’s face. Mojo sends Ziggler into the air and then over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler is thrown over the top rope to the floor again. Ziggler says he is better than everyone but he is next to the apron so Mojo grabs him by the hair. Mojo is dropped across the top rope and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler slaps Mojo and Mojo sends Ziggler over the top rope one more time. Mojo holds the ropes open for Ziggler but Ziggler decides to walk away and Ziggler gets counted out.
Winner: Mojo Rawley (by count out)