Asuka def. Shayna Baszler
Asuka continues to tempt the Women’s Tag Team Champions and keeps chipping away at their already combustible chemistry. The Empress of Tomorrow squared off with Shayna Baszler, but the antics outside the ring between Lana and Nia Jax took center stage. Lana shocked Jax with an incredible counter that sent The Irresistible Force flying into the announce table and allowed Asuka to pin a stunned Baszler.
Ricochet & Dana Brooke def. SLAPJACK & RECKONING
Ricochet & Dana Brooke had both suffered the wrath of RETRIBUTION in recent weeks and opted to team up in a Mixed Tag Team Match against SLAPJACK & RECKONING. From the opening bell, Ricochet was flying high, and Dana made quick work of RECKONING with a Sit-down Slam to clinch the pin. After the match, Mustafa Ali wasn’t shy in sharing his disgust with the RETRIBUTION members after failing to keep the movement rising.
Kofi Kingston def. Shelton Benjamin
Cedric Alexander def. Kofi Kingston
The rivalry between The New Day and The Hurt Business raged on, as Kofi Kingston found himself in the crosshairs of Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander. The former WWE Champion dispatched of Benjamin first with a crushing Trouble in Paradise, but Alexander laid down a challenge as Kingston exited the ring noticeably hobbled. Alexander strategically targeted the knee of his opponent, and Kingston’s perseverance was halted by a Lumbar Check that clinched a victory for Alexander, but his post-match theatrics once again caught a few glances from his Hurt Business associates.
AJ Styles, The Miz & John Morrison def. Drew McIntyre & Sheamus – 2-on-3 Handicap Match
AJ Styles, The Miz & John Morrison were hoping a numbers advantage could help bring their master plan of taking the WWE Title from Drew McIntyre to fruition. The Scottish Superstar teamed up once again with his longtime friend Sheamus, and the tandem came out swinging from the opening bell in the 2-on-3 Handicap Match. McIntyre & Sheamus took pleasure in dishing out punishment, but as the match turned chaotic, a rogue Brogue Kick connected with the WWE Champion and set up Styles to clobber Sheamus with a Phenomenal Forearm to seal the three-count.
Bobby Lashley def. Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy has never backed down from a challenge and ran straight into a showdown with The All Mighty. After a grueling Symphony of Destruction Match against Elias last week, The Charismatic Enigma showed his trademark grit in the early going to stave off Bobby Lashley’s strength. With MVP backing his Hurt Business client from ringside, Riddle emerged to help even the odds for Hardy. Hardy had the champion reeling when he dropped him with a Twist of Fate, but Lashley responded by nearly Spearing Hardy out of his boots and applying the Hurt Lock, forcing the former WWE Champion to submit. Lashley kept Jeff in the Hurt Lock after the bell until Riddle jumped into the ring to help Hardy finally get free from the deadly submission.
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton ends in no-contest
Randy Orton may be the only Superstar depraved enough to knock on The Firefly Fun House door, but Bray Wyatt was happy to answer his call for a clash. The two twisted Superstars had pain on their minds from the start, and Wyatt grabbed control of the match after sending Orton crashing onto the announce table. As The Viper struck Wyatt with an RKO, the WWE ThunderDome was engulfed in darkness. With Orton seemingly lined up for a pin, the lights revealed The Fiend had emerged from the abyss, and he left his WWE TLC opponent stunned with a stifling Mandible Claw.