Backstage: We get comments from Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. Drew says the locker room has gone soft. They have a banquet full of pigs stuffing their faces at the trough. Ziggler talks about the choreographed entrances. Drew says that the hunger is gone in their eyes and they are here to remind them of that. Drew says that they are here to flip the table over.
Finn Balor and Braun Strowman versus Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
Strowman and Drew stare at each other as the bell rings and Drew smiles at Braun. Balor and Ziggler start things off. They lock up and Balor with a waist lock. Ziggler with a standing switch and Ziggler with a punch. Ziggler punches Balor. Ziggler with a sunset flip and Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Drew tags in and so does Braun. Drew tags Ziggler back in before making contact with Braun. Strowman slams Balor onto Ziggler. Strowman and Balor do the Braun pose but that allows Ziggler to recover and hit a jawbreaker. Balor with a drop kick and Drew trips Balor when he sets for a plancha. Drew tags in and he kicks Balor. Drew with a chop and punch to Balor. Drew stomps on Finn’s hand and then he chops Balor in the corner. Dolph tags in and he kicks Balor. Balor with a forearm but Ziggler keeps Balor from making the tag and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with a sleeper and body scissors. Ziggler keeps Balor from making the tag and Drew tags in.
Drew sends Balor into the corner and Balor fights out of the corner but he cannot make the tag when Drew catches him and connects with a knee and forearm. Drew with a chop. Drew misses a charge into the corner when Balor moves and Strowman tags in. Ziggler tags in and he connects with shoulder tackles on Dolph. Strowman with a forearm across the chest. Ziggler moves and Strowman hits the ring post with his shoulder. Balor tags in and he gives Ziggler a double leg take down and double stomp. Balor with a chop and he floats over. Ziggler with an elbow and Balor with an enzuigiri and an elevated elbow drop for a near fall.
Ziggler with a rollup and Balor with Slingblade. Balor with a running drop kick and then he goes up top but Drew grabs the leg and Balor goes to the apron. Strowman with a running shoulder tackle to Drew on the floor and Drew knocks over the Greatest Royal Rumble trophy. Ziggler pulls Balor off the turnbuckles and gets the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
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