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    Smackdown – 12/6/16

    TOYOTA CENTER

    HOUSTON, TX

    WWE “Then, Now, Forever” opening video plays.

    **Recap of Smackdown Last Week**

    We cut to see Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Apollo Crews, Finn Balor, and AJ Styles walk to the ring in that order.

    Ranallo

    It’s our main event here tonight. A 6 Man Tag Team match with all six participants in the Elimination Chamber match.

    The match starts off with a staredown between Wyatt and Styles. The two step up to each other unafraid and start laying in blows to the delight of the crowd. The match continues as a back and forth affair. Owens doesn't look to get into the match, citing his earlier match as a reason, until the legal opponent is in his corner and at his most vulnerable, but still not staying in long. Balor is getting right into the action as if he didn't have a grueling match earlier, but at times that catches up to him allowing the other team to take advantage of Balor in his second match of the night. Towards the end, we see Reigns clubbing Crews in the ring and planting him with a Samoan Drop! He goes for the cover...1...2...Crews kicks out. Reigns is starting to look frustrated and cocks his fist, setting up for the Superman Punch as Crews slowly gets back to his feet. Crews gets up and Reigns charges at him, but Crews avoids the Superman Punch and manages to takedown Reigns with a Jumping Enzuguiri to the back of the head that catches Reigns off guard. Crews crawls to the corner towards Styles and Balor, who both have their hand out for the tag. Just then, WYATT IS OVER ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER AND PULLS STYLES DOWN! Styles hits his face on the ring apron. Wyatt admires his work but turns around into a PUNT KICK BY BALOR ON THE APRON! Balor turns back around and Crews tags him into the match. Balor charges at Reigns knocking him down with a few quick flying forearm shots. Balor looks to grab Reigns, who uses his power to shove him off, but Balor comes back at Reigns with a SLINGBLADE! Balor lines up Reigns, charges at him and drills him with the SHOTGUN DROPKICK in his own corner. Owens who was on the floor, with Balor unaware, gets back on the apron, tags himself in and then drops down again. Balor heads to the top rope and measures up Reigns, but Owens quickly gets on the apron and shoves Balor off from behind, causing him to crash hard in the ring. Owens gets in, grabs Balor and TOSSES HIM INTO STYLES, WHO IS BACK ON THE APRON, KNOCKING HIM OFF AGAIN! Wyatt is on the outside and has clotheslined Crews and now attacks Styles. Back in the ring, Owens waits for Balor to come back to him groggy and hits the POP-UP POWERBOMB ON BALOR! Owens goes for the cover...1...2...3! Owens wins the match for his team!

    Ranallo

    After losing in our opening match to Finn Balor, Kevin Owens gets his win back and by pinning the Intercontinental Champion.

    Graves

    What a win by Kevin Owens. He played this whole match very intelligently, picking his spots and the end result was a notch in the win column for him and his team.

    Owens rolls out of the ring all excited. He and Reigns go up the ramp and celebrate as the crowd boos them. Back in the ring, Balor is slowly gathering himself and seems disappointed in himself for losing.

    Ranallo

    And the Intercontinental Champion not too happy with himself after taking that loss. He pushed hard, but maybe Balor pushed a little too hard tonight.

    Styles comes in looking a bit perturbed as he goes up to Balor. They exchange a few words back and forth we can't hear at first but then the camera mic picks up.

    Styles

    Off microphone

    What was that?! You knocked me off the apron!

    Balor

    Off microphone

    That was an accident. I was tossed into you.

    The two continue to exchange words, not getting terribly heated when Crews comes in and gets between them to make sure it doesn't escalate.

    Graves

    Seems to be a little bit of a discrepancy over if Balor hitting into Styles at the end of the match was an accident or not.

    Ranallo

    Clearly it was as Kevin Owens tossed Finn Balor into him.

    Crews gets Balor back, but just as their backs are turned, WYATT QUICKLY SLIDES INTO THE RING, TURNS STYLES AROUND AND JUST AS QUICKLY PLANTS STYLES WITH SISTER ABIGAIL!

    Graves

    SISTER ABIGAIL TO THE CHAMPION! Bray Wyatt came out of nowhere and made his own statement to the champion!

    Crews and Balor run towards Wyatt, but Wyatt slides out of the ring and escapes as he does an evil, maniacal laugh. Balor and Crews check on Styles to make sure he's ok.

    Ranallo

    Bray Wyatt letting AJ Styles no that he better have his eyes on the prize come Payback because Wyatt is gunning for the World Heavyweight Championship.

    Graves

    Yes he is and Bray Wyatt may be the most dangerous person to be locked inside a structure like the Elimination Chamber with.

    Ranallo

    Things are not looking up for the champ. What will happen as we are only three weeks away from AJ Styles putting his World Title on the line inside the devastating, unforgiving Elimination Chamber?

    **End Recap**
    “Back From The Dead” by Skillet plays as the Smackdown opening video plays.

    Pyro goes off in the arena and the fans are all on their feet cheering and going crazy.

    Ranallo

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Smackdown! We are live from Houston, TX and just two weeks away from the Smackdown exclusive pay per view Payback.

    Graves

    And at Payback, we will see the Womens World Championship defended as the challenger, “The Queen” Charlotte takes on the current champion, “The Boss” Sasha Banks. But before their encounter in two weeks, they will sign the official contract here tonight on Smackdown.

    “Fight” plays and out comes Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns to a sea of boos. Owens and Reigns look happy as they walk down the ramp to the ring.

    Hamilton

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens!

    Ranallo

    And it looks like we are going to start things off with an elated Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns.

    Graves

    He should be elated after he pinned the Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor in the huge 6 Man Tag Team main event of Smackdown last week.

    Ranallo

    That coming after he had previously lost to Balor one on one in a match for the Intercontinental Championship.

    Graves

    You’re only as good as your last win. Everyone knows that Mauro and Kevin Owens certainly does.

    Both men get into the ring and grab microphones as the crowd boos them.

    Owens

    I hope Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon have been watching very closely the last few weeks so that there is no doubt now who their two top stars are!

    Owens points to himself and Reigns. The crowd boos and Owens looks out at them.

    Oh you don’t believe me?

    The crowd yells “NO!” collectively loud.

    Well everyone in the back is just as ignorant as all you idiots out here, so I’ll remind you what we’ve done.

    The crowd boos even louder. Owens pauses for a second but then ignores them and carries on.

    Two weeks ago at Survivor Series, Team Owens, the greatest Survivor Series team ever, soundly defeated Team Cena when I pinned and spoiled the precious debut of Shinsuke Nakamura.

    Owens smirks as the crowd boos loudly.

    Then last week in the main event of Smackdown, Roman Reigns and I…

    Owens pauses and remembers something.

    And Bray Wyatt was part of our team technically…

    Owens then gets back on track.

    Defeated Apollo Crews, Finn Balor and AJ Styles after I pinned the Intercontinental Champion!

    The crowd boos as Owens as a confident look on his face.

    Smackdown went off the air not with Intercontinental Champion or the World Champion standing tall, but with Smackdown’s two top and ONLY stars with their arms raised in victory!

    Reigns puts his hand on Owens’ shoulder and nods to Owens’ comment.

    And that is exactly what will happen in two weeks at Payback. Because even though Roman Reigns and I deserved a one on one championship match, it won’t matter.

    Reigns shakes his head no confidently.

    We guarantee that one of us will walk out of the Elimination Chamber match victorious and a true star will finally hold the World Heavyweight Championship!

    The crowd boos as Owens looks determined and Reigns motions around his waist.

    But that’s in two weeks. You see, I still have an issue with the self-proclaimed “workhorse” Finn Balor.

    The crowd pops for Balor.

    Last week Finn, you got lucky when you barely escaped with the Intercontinental Championship. But I showed later on in the night who the better man is when I pinned you in the main event.

    The crowd boos as Owens smirks.

    You pride yourself on being up for any challenge…

    Owens pauses.

    Well I’m out here challenging you to a rematch, right here, right now!

    The crowd cheers for the match as Owens looks into the camera intensely.

    And this time, your luck is going to run out. I’m going to beat you and take that Intercontinental Championship as my trophy.

    Owens looks towards the stage intensely, waiting for Balor to come out.

    Graves

    Will Finn Balor accept the challenge?

    Just then, “Catch Your Breath” plays. The crowd goes crazy as FINN BALOR comes out onto the stage with the Intercontinental Title around his waist. Balor looks right at Owens.

    Balor

    Kevin, you can talk about luck all you want but the fact is that I beat you last week to retain this prestigious title.

    The crowd cheers as Balor points to his title around his waist.

    And I won’t distort the facts like you do. I’ll admit that you did pin me last week in the main event tag team match.

    Owens nods his head and points at Balor, yelling at him.

    Now at Payback, it will be chaos inside the Elimination Chamber match.

    Balor points at Owens and Reigns.

    You two may think you have that title wrapped up, but at some point, your egos will get in your way.

    Owens and Reigns share a look with each other saying “no way that’ll happen.”

    And while you two try to scheme your way to victory, I will use every ounce of energy I have to walk out as the World Heavyweight Champion!

    The crowd cheers for the passionate Balor. Balor then changes gears.

    As far as your challenge for tonight goes…

    Balor pauses.

    I’m not one to back down from a fight. You want a rematch?

    Owens motions for Balor to come down as Balor stares him down.

    You’ve got it!

    The crowd cheers for the match.

    But this time when I beat you, don’t complain about it like you do with everything else.

    The crowd “ohs” at the comment as Balor drops the microphone and heads down the ramp. Owens looks angry at the comment and welcomes Balor into the ring.

    Ranallo

    And it looks like it’s going to be on like Donkey Kong! Balor is accepting the rematch!

    Just then, “Smack Down” plays and out comes ALEX MAVERICK onto the stage. Balor stops and turns around towards the stage. Owens and Reigns look up at the stage too.

    Maverick

    Hold on a second!

    Maverick turns to Balor.

    Finn, I appreciate the fact that you’ll take on any challenge, but this won’t turn into the “Kevin Owens challenges every week until he wins the title” Show.

    Owens takes offense to the comment as the crowd enjoys it. Maverick turns to Owens.

    Kevin, Shane and I recognize that you pinned Finn Balor last week in the 6 Man Tag Team match…

    Owens points at Balor, motioning that he deserves a title match then.

    But we also recognize that you lost your title match earlier in the night.

    Owens seems angry, as does Reigns.

    This is Smackdown… The Land of Opportunity!

    The crowd cheers.

    You’ll get another opportunity one day, but not tonight.

    Owens looks angry as Maverick ignores his anger and continues.

    No, tonight, someone else will get an opportunity. And that man is someone you two are very familiar with.

    Maverick motions back towards the stage. Just then, “Cruise Control” plays and out comes APOLLO CREWS to a cheering crowd. Crews shakes hands with Maverick and heads down the ramp excited and pumped up.

    Ranallo

    What an opportunity for Apollo Crews here tonight!

    Graves

    Yet more bias against Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns. Finn Balor accepted the rematch and Kevin Owens should’ve gotten it.

    Balor gets into the ring with a smile on his face, ready for a fight as Owens and Reigns get out of the ring by the announce table very angry and slamming on the table top.

    Ranallo

    Kevin Owens got his shot last week and as per our General Manager, a new challenger awaits the champion tonight.

    Graves

    Owens and Reigns are not happy about this and rightfully so in my view.

    Ranallo

    Well this is not the only title opportunity that Apollo Crews has to look forward to. In just two weeks, he will step inside the Elimination Chamber to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship for the very first time in his career. Right now, let’s take a special look at the incredible athlete named Apollo Crews.

    We cut to a video giving us a special look at Apollo Crews:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THI7tTb0dOQ

    **Commercial Break**

    We return to ringside with Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns at ringside at the commentary table as we join the Intercontinental Championship match in the ring.

    Intercontinental Championship

    Finn Balor vs. Apollo Crews

    We join the match in progress as Balor and Crews are trading offensive maneuvers back and forth. Both seem to have each other scouted as there are many reversals. We join towards the end where Crews has control of Balor. Crews has him setup for the Spinout Powerbomb, but Balor punches and fights his way out of the move. Balor then runs off the ropes and comes back at Crews looking for the Slingblade, but Crews uses his strength to reverse it into a Side Slam. Crews goes for the cover…1…2…Balor kicks out. Crews then lifts Balor up and over his head for a Military Press and drops him behind him. Crews sets himself up and goes for the Standing Moonsault, but Balor just gets his knees up in time which go into Crews’ midsection. Crews is down to one knee, holding his midsection in pain as Balor gets back to his feet. Balor sprints at Crews and nails him with the SHOTGUN DROPKICK into the corner. Balor slowly climbs to the top rope as the crowd cheers. Balor sets up and jumps off looking for the Coup De Grace, but Crews just moves out of the way, rolling in towards the corner. Balor lands on his feet and stuns his legs for a second. Balor turns around and gets nailed in the side of the head with a JUMPING ENZUGUIRI! Balor is stunned and falls to a knee but with a last gasp of energy hits Crews with an OVERHEAD KICK! Both men are down and the crowd is on their feet as the referee starts his down count. Just then, KEVIN OWENS AND ROMAN REIGNS TAKE OFF THEIR HEADSETS, RUN INTO THE RING AND START ATTACKING BALOR AND CREWS! The crowd boos as the referee calls for the bell.

    Winner: No Contest

    Ranallo

    The referee has thrown this match out, thanks to the unwarranted interference by Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns, who were out here at our announce table.

    Owens and Reigns ignore the referee as they continue to beat down Balor and Crews respectively.

    Graves

    And it looks like they’re not done just yet. But this is frustration Mauro. They didn’t believe that Apollo Crews deserved this opportunity over either of them, especially after Kevin Owens pinned Finn Balor last week.

    Reigns backs up from Crews into a corner. He does his signature battle cry as Crews slowly gets to his feet. Reigns runs across the ring and TAKES DOWN CREWS WITH A SPEAR!

    Ranallo

    And a massive spear to Apollo Crews by the “Big Dog!” This needs to stop now!

    Owens then lifts up a beaten down Balor. Owens gets in his face and yells at him.

    Owens

    off microphone

    YOU’RE NOT A CHAMPION! I’M A CHAMPION!

    Owens then tosses Balor off the ropes and he comes back RIGHT INTO A POP UP POWERBOMB BY OWENS!

    Ranallo

    And a Pop-Up Powerbomb to the Intercontinental Champion! Come on! You’ve proved your point already!

    More referees are out here now trying to back off Reigns and Owens, who now reluctantly walk away with smirks on their faces as the crowd showers them with boos.

    Graves

    Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns did exactly what they needed to do and that’s make a statement. They made a statement that they will not be overlooked here on Smackdown.

    Ranallo

    Not to mention they took out two of their fellow competitors in the Elimination Chamber match at Payback. But the question is did they go too far and will payback be in their future in the form of a reciprocation by Balor and Crews?

    We return backstage to see Byron Saxton ready to interview someone.

    Saxton

    Please welcome my guest at this time, Natalya.

    Natalya walks into frame with a smile on her face, seeming overly cheery as the crowd boos her.

    Natalya, in just a few moments, you will take on Becky Lynch, the woman many believe should be the #1 Contender to the Women’s World Championship after she made you tap out…

    Natalya’s smile goes to a sour grin as she cuts off Saxton.

    Natalya

    Made me tap? Byron I didn't submit. I knew the referee wasn't looking. It's called strategy.

    Natalya stands tall, seeming smug.

    It's something you learn while being a third generation Hart, the greatest wrestling family of all time.

    Natalya pauses and looks annoyed and angry.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't implement my strategy…

    Natalya seems angrier.

    Because Becky Lynch lost.

    The crowd boos Natalya blaming Becky.

    That's right. I didn't lose. And Becky isn't the rightful winner because she was the one who got pinned.

    Natalya gets more passionate in her speech.

    It's because of her that I'm not getting my rightful rematch against Sasha Banks.

    Natalya pauses and seems a bit bewildered.

    I'm not even sure why she was in the match to begin with.

    Natalya thinks for a second and looks even more bewildered.

    I especially don't get why Naomi was in it either. What have those two done to deserve a chance at a title shot?

    Natalya mocks hurting her back.

    Naomi and her fragile back shouldn't be near a title opportunity.

    The crowd boos Natalya mocking Naomi’s injury that she caused.

    And all Becky does is lose when it matters most…

    The crowd boos that statement as well. Natalya pauses and has a serious look on her face as she turns and stares at Saxton.

    Which is exactly what's about to happen.

    Natalya leaves with a serious and confident look on her face as she heads down the hallway to get to the ring.

    **Commercial Break**


    We return backstage to see a beaten up and angry Finn Balor walking down the hallway. Just then, AJ Styles walks up to Balor and the crowd pops. Styles stops the angry Balor and looks to console him.

    Styles

    Hey Finn! Don't worry about it. Owens and Reigns... They'll get there's soon enough.

    Balor calms down a bit and nods his head.

    Balor

    Thanks AJ.

    Styles pats Balor on the back. Balor takes a second and then turns to Styles.

    And about last week…

    Styles cuts him off.

    Styles

    Let me stop you there. We talked about this already. Everything's fine.

    Balor seems relieved.

    I didn't know it wasn't your fault at the time and I may have let my temper get the best of me. I mean I know you wouldn't hit me on purpose.

    Styles pauses and gives Balor a serious look for a second. Balor has a concerned look for that second before both smirk at the thought, brushing it off.

    But I know what happened now and I'm sorry I got in your face.

    Balor

    It's ok. I understand. It was the heat of the moment.

    Styles

    Exactly.

    Styles holds up the too sweet gesture.

    Club for life!

    The two too sweet each other.

    Let's forget about it and look forward. We have a big Elimination Chamber match to prepare for.

    Styles points at himself and Balor.

    We have to make sure this World Title doesn't end up in the wrong hands. I mean can you imagine if Kevin Owens won this?

    Styles looks at his title on his shoulder and then has an annoyed look.

    He'd never shut up. Or worse…

    Styles pauses.

    What if Bray Wyatt won?

    Balor shutters at that thought.

    Balor

    Yeah that's a scenario I don't think anyone wants to see happen.

    Styles shakes his head.

    Styles

    We need to work together to make sure that the World Title stays with The Club.

    Balor looks directly at the World Title over Styles’ shoulder.

    Balor

    Don't worry… I'll make sure it stays in The Club.

    Balor taps the title playfully as he smiles at Styles. Styles smiles back. Balor walks away and Styles looks back at Balor for a second before looking down at his title with a bit of a concerned look on his face.

    We return back to ringside.

    Graves

    What will happen if it comes down to those two in the Elimination Chamber?

    Ranallo

    I guess we’ll have to wait and find out and see who will take advantage of the opportunity.

    “New Foundation” plays and out comes Natalya, focused and ready to go as the crowd boos her.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Natalya.

    Ranallo

    And speaking of opportunities, this woman feels like she was robbed of an opportunity at the Women’s World Championship last week.

    Graves

    Natalya has every right to feel that way. She’s not the one that got pinned and lost the match last week. Becky Lynch did. Natalya feels that’s unfair and it’s hard to argue that point after coming so close at Survivor Series.

    Ranallo

    A match that she also argues she didn’t technically lose. Seems to be a pattern.

    “Celtic Invasion” plays and out comes Becky Lynch from the smoke on the stage, fired up and taunting to the cheering crowd.

    Hamilton

    And her opponent, from Dublin, Ireland, Becky Lynch.

    Graves

    Don’t put Natalya down. The only pattern is that Becky Lynch continues to lose matches when it matters most.

    Ranallo

    Well last week in the Fatal Four Way, it looked as though Becky was going to make Natalya tap out to the Dis-Arm-Her but Charlotte caught Becky off guard with Natural Selection to pick up the win and become the #1 Contender for the title.

    Graves

    The Queen took advantage of the Fatal Four Way rules. And we can’t assume Natalya was about to tap. She’s going to prove tonight that Becky is the loser, not her.

    Natalya vs. Becky Lynch

    The match is a back and forth even match between the two women. Towards the end, Natalya gains control and slows down the pace. Natalya delivers a Northern Lights Suplex into the bridge...1...2…Becky kicks out. Natalya is starting to grow frustrated. She makes sure with the referee it wasn't three like she thought it was. She picks up Becky and yells in her face that she better than her so stay down. Natalya smacks Becky in the face before tossing her into the corner. Natalya runs at Becky, but Becky gets her boot up to connect with Natalya. Becky then follows up with a clothesline out of the corner. Becky gathers herself and delivers another clothesline to Natalya. Becky is starting to fire up as is the crowd. Becky takes down Natalya with a running Back Heel Kick. Becky picks Natalya up and tosses her into the corner. Becky charges at Natalya and nails her with a flying forearm strike in the corner. Natalya stumbles out of the corner and Becky grabs her and tosses her overhead with a Becksploder! Becky picks up Natalya again in a Becksploder position but this time tosses Natalya INTO THE CORNER WITH THE BECKSPLODER! Becky drags Natalya out of the corner enough so she's not under the ropes and goes for the cover...1...2...Natalya kicks out! Becky looks tired but after a few seconds goes right into attack mode, grabbing Natalya’s arm, possibly looking for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Natalya scrambles to the nearby ropes before Becky can lock it in. Becky goes to pull Natalya away from the ropes, but as the referee is trying to back Becky up since Natalya is in the ropes, Natalya gets in a cheap shot by kicking Becky in the knee. Natalya then gets up lands a Boot to the Face, to create separation and some time for her to recover. Natalya then stalks Becky as she slowly gets back up to her feet. Natalya goes for the Discus Clothesline, but Becky ducks it and catches Natalya’s arm, bringing her down to the mat. Becky quickly gets Natalya into the DIS-ARM-HER in the middle of the ring. Natalya, stunned by what just happened, is reaching out for the ropes, but Becky has it locked in tight, wrenching back hard with Natalya unable to move. Natalya holds on for a bit, trying to fight out of it until NATALYA IS FORCED TO TAP OUT! Becky wins by submission!

    Winner: Becky Lynch

    Hamilton

    Here is your winner, Becky Lynch!

    Ranallo

    A big win for Becky Lynch and how apropos that she does it by making Natalya tap like she almost did last week in the #1 Contenders match.

    Just as the referee was raising Becky's arm in victory, NATALYA LEVELS BECKY FROM BEHIND!

    Natalya blindsiding Becky! What a cheap shot from a sore loser!

    The crowd boos as Natalya for a second stands over Becky with a frustrated scowl on her face before mounting her and laying in punches.

    Graves

    Natalya is not a sore loser. She’s simply teaching Becky Lynch a lesson.

    Just then, “Amazing (Remix)” plays and the crowd cheers as NAOMI RUNS DOWN TOWARDS THE RING!

    Ranallo

    Here’s another person that has her issues with Natalya!

    Naomi gets on the apron and Natalya charges at her, but Naomi connects with a Roundhouse Kick to the side of the head, which sends Natalya stumbling backwards to her knees.

    Graves

    Naomi has no business being out here! This is absurd!

    Naomi measures up and springboards into the ring, hitting Natalya with a Springboard Dropkick! Natalya rolls out of the ring as Naomi urges her to come back into the ring.

    Ranallo

    Naomi saving Becky Lynch and getting some retribution against the woman who injured her just over a month ago.

    Natalya leaves with a scowl on her face as Naomi checks on Becky. Both women look angrily at Natalya backing up the ramp.

    Graves

    Naomi and Becky better be careful what they wish for. Natalya is very crafty and not someone they’ll want to mess with.

    Ranallo

    Well it looks like Naomi and Becky are on the same page to not let Natalya do what she wants and hurt people. Natalya may need to go back to the drawing board now.

    We cut backstage to see Byron Saxton ready to interview someone.

    Saxton

    Please welcome my guest at this time, Fandango!

    The crowd pops as Fandango dances his way into frame.

    Fandango, after last week when the Dudley Boyz felt you were being as they said “another disrespectful young punk,” tonight you and a partner of your choosing will them on. So the question is…

    Saxton pauses.

    Who is your partner?

    Fandango continues to gyrate his hips.

    Fandango

    That's a good question.

    Fandango pauses and keeps gyrating his hips as Saxton waits for an answer.

    I looked all over to find a young hot stallion who is a master in the art of dance…

    Fandango pauses again and continues to gyrate as he builds the suspense.

    And I found… no one.

    Saxton looks confused.

    Saxton

    No one?!

    Fandango

    That's what I just said.

    Saxton shakes his head surprised.

    Saxton

    You do realize your match against the Dudley Boyz is next, right?

    Fandango looks at Saxton and smiles.

    Fandango

    Of course I do. And I know the Gods of Dance will supply me with my perfect dance partner just in time.

    Fandango and Saxton look to the right off camera. Just then, MOJO RAWLEY walks into frame next to Fandango, which gets the fans buzzing a bit. Rawley has a huge grin on his face as Fandango look confused.

    Rawley

    What are the odds?! I just came from Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon’s office where I got offered a Smackdown contract…

    Rawley puts his arms out towards Fandango.

    And now I bump into you Fandango right before your match when you need a partner. It must be fate man!

    Fandango stares at Rawley confused before finally speaking.

    Fandango

    I'm sorry… who are you?

    The crowd laughs as does Rawley.

    Rawley

    That's a good one! It's me! Mojo Rawley!

    Fandango still looks confused but Rawley keeps his smile.

    From NXT!

    Fandango still looks confused.

    We met in that club down in Orlando last month.

    Fandango looks like he may remember him.

    Fandango

    Are you that buff chick that wanted to be partners?

    Rawley laughs and slaps Fandango on the back playfully but a bit hard for Fandango.

    Rawley

    That hilarious man! You're hilarious!

    Fandango isn't sure why Rawley thinks he's joking.

    Let's go and show the Dudleys what the sultan of dance and the hype master can do!

    Rawley walks off with way too much energy. Fandango looks on a bit confused about what just happened. He looks at Saxton and shrugs his shoulders before walking away.

    Ranallo

    Well it looks like Mojo Rawley is going to be Fandango’s partner against the Dudley Boyz next!

    **Commercial Break**

    We come back to a pre-taped video. We see Jason Jordan and Chad Gable sitting down being interviewed.

    Jordan

    It’s been about a month now since we started training.

    We cut to videos of Jordan and Gable losing on Smackdown to Gallows and Anderson and the Dudleys.

    Jordan (V.O.)

    When we started, we were a young team that got burned by the bright lights.

    We see Jordan and Gable looking defeated in the ring. We then cut to Gable and Jordan starting their amateur wrestling training.

    Gable (V.O.)

    But now thanks to our coach, we are ready to start shining under those lights.

    We see videos of Jordan and Gable training with their coach being shown looking on from behind in a hoodie.

    Jordan (V.O.)

    He helped us learn from our past mistakes.

    We continue to see training videos of Jordan and Gable in the ring with their coach, being shown from behind in a hoodie, giving them advice.

    Gable (V.O.)

    And he built us back up so we can rectify those mistakes.

    We cut back to Jordan and Gable being interviewed.

    Jordan

    So our first step…

    Jordan pauses and looks at the camera with a smirk.

    Is to take on The Dudley Boyz!

    Gable looks over at Jordan next to him with a smile.

    Gable

    Because with our coach by our side…

    Gable looks back at the camera.

    This time we will be Ready…

    Jordan

    Willing…

    Gable

    And Gable!

    Jordan and Gable look intensely into the camera. We cut back to ringside.

    Ranallo

    Chad Gable and Jason Jordan are ready to return and it looks like they are setting their sights on the last team to beat them, the Dudley Boyz.

    “We're Coming Down” plays and out comes the Dudley Boyz to a booing crowd looking confused in a laughable way over the video we just saw.

    Hamilton

    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, at a combined weight of 549 pounds, Bubba Ray & D-Von, The Dudley Boyz.

    Graves

    American Alpha better be careful what they wish for. A month of training with any coach may not be enough to take down the nine time WWE World Tag Team champions.

    Ranallo

    We don’t know much about this coach, but we do know that the Dudley Boyz have been on a crusade to take out as they like to call them “young punk.”

    Graves

    Bubba and D-Von feel like they have been disrespected and looked over by younger talent. It’s fair that they want to prove to these young teams that they still have a lot of gas left in the tank.

    “Chachalala” plays and out comes Fandango dancing onto the stage as the crowd cheers.

    Hamilton

    Their opponents, first weighing in at 244 pounds, Fandango.

    Ranallo

    And here comes one of those young wrestlers now, the “Sultan of Dance” Fandango.

    Graves

    This idiot has the audacity to disrespect the greatest tag team ever and claim he’s the best team when he doesn’t even have a permanent partner.

    Ranallo

    He’s been on the search for the perfect dance partner. Could tonight be the night?

    The Dudleys point to the stage asking Fandango where his partner is. “Believe The Hype” plays and out comes a hyped up Mojo Rawley, running to the ring.

    Hamilton

    And his partner, from Alexandria, VA, weighing in at 265 pounds, Mojo Rawley.

    Ranallo

    We saw Mojo Rawley backstage come up to Fandango offering to be his partner tonight after he was just signed to a Smackdown contract.

    Graves

    Two idiots coming together. I’m not sure which one I hate more… the dancing idiot or the idiot that is like a supercharged energizer bunny.

    Ranallo

    Mojo Rawley is certainly hyped, pun intended, for his debut here tonight. Mojo seems to think he’d be the perfect partner for Fandango. A win tonight could certainly spell great things for the new team.

    The Dudley Boyz vs. Fandango & Mojo Rawley

    Rawley insists he start the match and Fandango lets him. Rawley gets blasted by Bubba from behind just as the bell rings. The Dudleys confidently keep control as they yell insults at Rawley and Fandango in the corner. A few minutes in, the legal man D-Von gets too confident and smacks Rawley in the face in the corner. Rawley gets fired up by this. D-Von backs up and goes to run at Rawley, but Rawley catches him and plants him with a Spinebuster. Rawley looks to get to his corner, but D-Von stops him, holding him back. D-Von tosses Rawley off the ropes but Rawley reverses the back body drop attempt with a kick to the midsection. D-Von goes at Rawley but Rawley lifts D-Von up and plants him down across his knee for a Gutbuster. Rawley takes this burst of energy, runs off the ropes and hits D-Von with a big shoulder block to create separation. Both men are crawling towards their respective corners as the crowd tries to motivate Rawley to get to Fandango. D-Von tags Bubba and Rawley tags Fandango. The crowd is fully behind Fandango as he takes it to Bubba with strikes and kicks. Fandango takes Bubba down with a step up Enzuguiri followed up with a jumping Reverse Neckbreaker. Fandango looks down at Bubba and over at the top rope. Fandango quickly climbs to the top rope in his corner as the crowd goes crazy. Fandango is measuring up Bubba, but just then RAWLEY TAGS HIMSELF IN. Rawley gets in the ring as Fandango is confused. Fandango is arguing with Rawley as Rawley is assuring him he's got it. Just then, D-VON SHOVES RAWLEY FROM BEHIND INTO FANDANGO, knocking Fandango off the top rope and to the outside floor. Rawley stumbles backwards and turns around RIGHT INTO THE 3D BY THE DUDLEYS! Bubba goes for the cover...1...2...3! The Dudleys win!

    Winners: The Dudley Boyz

    Hamilton

    Here are your winners, The Dudley Boyz!

    Graves

    Just as I expected and what everyone should’ve expected, the Dudley Boyz put down another set of young dumb punks.

    Ranallo

    A good showing but some miscommunication by Fandango and Mojo Rawley led to the Dudley Boyz taking advantage like the veterans they are for the win.

    Bubba and D-Von both grab microphones as they stand in the middle of the ring at the booing crowd. Bubba points to the defeated Fandango and Mojo Rawley walking out hurt to the backstage area.

    Bubba

    Yet another set of young punks decimated by the greatest tag team of all time!

    The crowd boos louder.

    D-Von

    We’re getting tired of proving just how good we are each and every week and why we will be the ten time WWE World Tag Team Champions!

    Bubba gets a disgusted look on his face.

    Bubba

    But instead of people recognizing us for our greatness, we have to sit back and listen to ungrateful punks like American Alpha ask for another match against us.

    D-Von turns to Bubba confused.

    D-Von

    Haven’t we beaten them twice already?

    Bubba turns towards D-Von.

    Bubba

    You are correct my brother, but you see…

    Sarcastically

    They have a new coach that has been training them to be champions.

    Bubba gets serious again and looks out to the crowd.

    Let me tell you all something. It doesn’t matter who their coach is. No high school wrestling coach is going to turn those two young losers into winners.

    Bubba pauses as D-Von nods his head in agreement.

    They’ve lost on big stages in amateur wrestling just like they’ve done here so far.

    The crowd “ohs” and which turns quickly into boos.

    They want to face us…. Again?

    Bubba and D-Von ponder for a moment. Bubba looks right into the hard camera.

    They aren’t worth our time.

    Bubba and D-Von drop their microphones and walk out of the ring with serious faces as the crowd boos them.

    Ranallo

    The Dudley Boyz making it very clear that they aren’t interested in taking on American Alpha again after the challenge was put out there.

    Graves

    Why should they? They’ve beaten them twice already. They have nothing left to prove. It’s time to move onto bigger and better things like becoming the World Tag Team Champions.

    Ranallo

    Well speaking of champions, in two weeks at Payback the World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line inside the destructive Elimination Chamber. And right now, we will take a special look at the man who will look to outlast five other competitors to walk out with his championship still around his waist, the World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.

    We cut to a video, taking a special look at AJ Styles:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4z-4HLCZW0

    **Commercial Break**

    We return back to ringside. “Omen in the Sky” plays and out come Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson as the crowd cheers. The two Club members look to be all business here tonight as they head to the ring.

    Ranallo

    Welcome back to Smackdown and here come Club members Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. And Corey, they are walking with a purpose tonight.

    Graves

    That they are and I’m sure it has to do with the attack by the Wyatt Family last week.

    Ranallo

    Well last week during their rematch for the World Tag Team Titles, the Wyatt Family interrupted the match and cost them their shot to regain the titles that the Wyatts caused them to lose in the first place.

    Graves

    But they weren’t done. Harper, Rowan and Strowman assaulted Gallows and Anderson after the match, letting them know the war isn’t over. I’m curious at what Gallows and Anderson intend to do out here.

    Gallows and Anderson get into the ring and grab microphones.

    Anderson

    After Survivor Series, we knew the war between The Club and the Wyatt Family wasn't done.

    Gallows nods in agreement.

    Gallows

    We fell to the Wyatts and of course wanted to redeem ourselves, but we needed to get back on track first.

    Anderson

    And the first step in doing that was to regain the World Tag Team Titles that they originally cost us.

    Gallows and Anderson have frustrated looks on their faces.

    Gallows

    But just as we were about to take back our titles, they rear their ugly, deadpanned faces in our business again!

    Anderson gets more intense and angry.

    Anderson

    Where we're from, that's not a good brother move. And you know what we do to people who aren't good brothers?

    Gallows looks right at the camera with a very serious, angry look on his face.

    Gallows

    WE TAKE THEM OUT!

    The crowd cheers loudly.

    Anderson

    So enough talking!

    Gallows and Anderson turn towards the stage.

    Luke Harper… Erick Rowan… Braun Strowman…

    Anderson pauses as both men have serious yet angry looks on their faces staring at the stage.

    Get out here so we can finish what you started!

    They drop the microphones and look to be in attack mode waiting for the Wyatts.

    Ranallo

    Gallows and Anderson calling out the Wyatts.

    Graves

    I don’t think that’s a smart move.

    The WYATT INTERRUPTION VIDEO PLAYS and the lights go out! After a few seconds, the Wyatt Interruption video plays again and the lights turn on where we see Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman on apron surrounding the ring. Anderson and Gallows are yelling at them to come in and fight.

    Ranallo

    The Wyatt Family is here but Gallows and Anderson aren’t backing down! They want retribution for last week!

    Graves

    More like the last month and a half but they are outnumbered against three people I wouldn’t go against with even numbers.

    The Wyatts get into the ring and start brawling with Gallows and Anderson.

    Ranallo

    THE FIGHT IS ON!

    Gallows and Anderson hold their own at first, but then the numbers game catches up to them and the Wyatts take firm control as the crowd is booing loudly.

    Graves

    Just as I said… the numbers game is too much. You can’t go against the Wyatts out gunned.

    The Wyatts confidently continue their beatdown of Gallows and Anderson until all of a sudden “THE RISING SUN” PLAYS AND THE WYATTS STOP AND TURN TOWARDS THE STAGE AS THE CROWD POPS LOUDLY!

    Ranallo

    COULD IT BE?!

    SHINSUKE NAKAMURA COMES OUT ONTO THE STAGE AND STARES INTENSELY AT THE WYATTS! The whole crowd is on their feet cheering and singing to the theme song loudly as Nakamura runs down to the ring.

    YES! IT’S SHINSUKE NAKAMURA! He was attacked two weeks ago by the Wyatts and now he’s back to return the favor!

    Harper goes to meet Nakamura on the outside to take the attack to him but instead gets NAILED WITH THE KINSHASA! The crowd explodes for this!

    Graves

    KINSHASAAAA! Luke Harper has been taken out!

    Nakamura gets up on the apron where Rowan meets him. Nakamura blocks Rowan’s right hand punch and connects with a few rapid stiff forearm strikes that sends Rowan stumbling backwards.

    Ranallo

    Nakamura is taking it to the Wyatt Family. He’s not afraid and not backing down!

    Nakamura gets into the ring as Rowan is shaking off the strikes. Rowan charges at Nakamura, but Nakamura pulls the top rope down, sending Rowan tumbling to the outside floor!

    Graves

    And there goes Erick Rowan now!

    Nakamura then comes face to face with Strowman, who is staring down at Nakamura, but Nakamura has no fear.

    Ranallo

    One Wyatt left but it’s the big “Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman… this will be no easy task.

    Nakamura connects with a few strikes, but Strowman shoves him away. Strowman goes for a clothesline, but Nakamura ducks it and dropkicks Strowman’s knee in the process, causing him to hobble a bit. Nakamura connects with a flurry of rapid stiff strikes, backing Strowman up to the ropes.

    Graves

    Nakamura catching Strowman off guard and he’s taking it to him! This is incredible!

    Just then, Anderson and Gallows get back up and Double Clothesline Strowman over the top rope and out of the ring by Harper and Rowan.

    Ranallo

    There goes Strowman curtesy of Gallows and Anderson!

    Nakamura, Anderson and Gallows stand tall in the ring ready to fight as Nakamura taunts for them to “Come On!” back into the ring while the crowd is on their feet cheering “Nakamura!”

    Graves

    Gallows, Anderson and Nakamura standing tall! What a change of events!

    Ranallo

    I don’t think any of us expected that, but Shinsuke Nakamura with the huge save, getting some payback on the Wyatts for attacking him two weeks ago during the Battle Royal.

    The Wyatts look angry but don't get back into the ring. Instead, the Wyatt Interruption video plays and the lights go out, with the notion that the Wyatts are leaving the ringside area for now.

    We cut backstage to an office to see Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon watching what just happened on their TV approvingly.

    McMahon

    Good for them. After everything the Wyatt Family did to those guys, it's good to see them get some revenge.

    Maverick nods in agreement.

    Maverick

    Well I think we should give them a bigger opportunity to get even.

    McMahon turns to Maverick and has a smile on his face.

    McMahon

    I think I know where you're going with this.

    Maverick

    In two weeks at the appropriately named event Payback, what do you say we have a 6 Man Tag Team match. The Wyatt Family vs. Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Shinsuke Nakamura!

    The crowd pops for the match and McMahon approvingly nods his head.

    McMahon

    I like it! If tonight is any indication, things are going to get real heated at Payback.

    McMahon pauses for a second and changes his tone.

    Speaking of heated, what are we going to do about this Zack Ryder situation?

    Maverick takes a deep breath, clearly conflicted.

    Maverick

    I'm honestly not sure. I mean I know he assaulted him at a public place…

    McMahon cuts Maverick off.

    McMahon

    Can you blame the guy after he injured him?

    Maverick thinks for a second.

    Maverick

    No… no I can't. That's why I told Zack to just stay home this week while we figure this out.

    McMahon

    That's smart. Let him cool off a bit.

    Maverick seems a bit concerned.

    Maverick

    Yeah I hope so.

    Just then, Maverick's phone starts ringing. He looks down at the phone to see who is calling.

    And right on cue, there's Regal. Let me take this. I'll talk to you later.

    McMahon motions for Maverick to pick up the phone.

    McMahon

    Sure no problem.

    Maverick picks up the phone.

    Maverick

    Hello Mr. Regal. Yes we should talk…

    Maverick walks away on the phone as we fade out on McMahon, who looks hard in thought.

    We cut back to ringside with Ranallo and Graves.

    Ranallo

    What a match made for Payback in two weeks, but we just heard Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon make mention to the situation between Zack Ryder and Andrade “Cien” Almas. It blew up all over social media this weekend. When we return, we will take a look at the exclusive footage obtained during their public confrontation.

    **Commercial Break**

    We return to ringside with Ranallo and Graves at the announce desk.

    Ranallo

    Welcome back to Smackdown. Before the break, we told you we would be taking a look at the story that had the WWE Universe buzzing this past weekend.

    Graves

    That's right. It was Zack Ryder who went to a club down in Orlando, FL where recently suspended NXT wrestler Andrade “Cien” Almas is known to frequent and an altercation erupted.

    Ranallo

    This is after a few weeks ago, Andrade “Cien” Almas attacked Zack Ryder after losing a tag team match here on Smackdown and injuring him, causing Ryder to miss Survivor Series.

    Graves

    Andrade was suspended immediately for 30 days by NXT General Manager William Regal. Zack returned last week asking our General Manager Alex Maverick for a match against Almas but he was declined that opportunity.

    Ranallo

    As a result, Zack seemed to take matters into his own hands. We were able to get footage from people recording the incident on their phones and posting it to social media. For those of you who have not seen it, we will now show you the footage.

    The footage starts with Zack Ryder heated at the club coming up to Andrade “Cien” Almas’ private section as Almas is dancing. There are a few people around the club that are clearly wrestling fans and know what might go down.

    Ryder

    HEY ALMAS!

    Almas turns around and Ryder sucker punches him. Almas falls backwards as everyone “ohs!” loudly and steps back a bit as Almas looks infuriated. Almas gets to his feet and goes right after Ryder as the two trade blows for a bit, before security runs over and breaks them up.

    Security

    GET BACK! STOP IT!

    Security is pulling the two men apart as they yell back at each other and trying to get to one another to continue the fight.

    Almas

    ¿QUE DEMONIOS? TE DESTROZARÉ, PERRO!

    Ryder

    COME AT ME BRO! NOT SO TOUGH NOW ARE YOU?!

    Almas manages to grab a glass full of beer near him and tosses it at Ryder, but Ryder moves out of the way. Unfortunately, the beer goes all over a petite, brunette girl behind Ryder. Ryder stops fighting to get to Almas and turns around to check on the girl, who is drenched and looks uncomfortable and mortified.

    Ryder

    Are you ok?

    The girl looks up at Ryder with her arms out with beer dripping from her hair, face and limbs. In the corner, we see Almas being taken away by security. Ryder yells out to the crowd.

    Can someone get her a towel?!

    Ryder checks on the girl again.

    I'm so sorry about that. Clearly it was meant for me but then I moved and…

    Ryder pauses and gathers himself.

    Well I'm just sorry you're soaked in beer right now.

    Girl

    It's ok. It’s not your fault. It's that jerk’s fault. Every day he comes in like he owns the place and he's so awesome.

    The girl makes a disgusted face talking about Almas. She then smirks at Ryder.

    It was worth getting beer tosses at me to see you punch him in his stupid face.

    Ryder smiles and the girl smiles too.

    Ryder

    I'm Zack by the way.

    Girl

    Zelina.

    Someone brings a towel over. Ryder takes it and gives it to Zelina. The security then grabs Ryder by the arm.

    Security

    Come on buddy. You can't stay in here after that. Let's go.

    As security is escorting Ryder out, he makes the “call me” hand gesture towards Zelina. Zelina smiles as she wipes herself down with the towel.

    We cut back to ringside with Ranallo and Graves.

    Ranallo

    We have learned that there were no charges pressed against Zack Ryder and it looks like his punishment was to stay home and cool off this week.

    Graves

    What kind of punishment is that? The man assaulted Almas in a public place.

    Ranallo

    Zack let his emotions get the best of him but can you blame him after what Almas did to him a few weeks ago?

    Graves

    The man should be fired and in jail. And then we'd never have to see him again, which is a plus in my book.

    “Making Moves” plays and out comes Titus O’Neil and Mark Henry to a booing crowd. O’Neil flexes as Henry yells at the crowd to look at O’Neil.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, being accompanied by Mark Henry, from Live Oak, FL, weighing in at 270 pounds, Titus O'Neil.

    Graves

    Now here’s someone that I want to see and who’s worth seeing, “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil.

    Ranallo

    Titus has been on a roll since aligning with Mark Henry. Last week, we saw Titus and Neville exchange verb jabs throughout the night, which led to Titus attacking Neville form behind.

    Graves

    I’ve known Neville for years and he’s great, but he needs to watch what he says about “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil. He’s been showing his strength and size off and tonight he’ll do it again.

    Henry grabs a microphone as O'Neil stands next to him. The crowd is booing as they both look out onto the crowd.

    Henry

    Y'all better shut your mouths. A legend is about to speak.

    This makes the crowd boo louder.

    Take a look at this man right here.

    Henry turns towards O'Neil and points at him as O'Neil poses proudly.

    This is a how a superstar should look.

    Henry puts him hand on O'Neil’s shoulder.

    Tall, strong, athletic. Those are the qualities that make up a future champion.

    Henry goes from a proud face to a disgusted face.

    Not these puny little guys that look like they belong on the other side of the guardrail.

    Henry points out into the crowd.

    Look around… there's not one person in this audience that wouldn't get squashed like a bug by “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil.

    The crowd boos.

    He'd leave y'all lying just like he did to the Lucha Dragons and especially Neville last week.

    O'Neil smirks at his actions as the crowd boos.

    Now Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon say they got a “tough small guy” to take on Titus tonight.

    Henry and O'Neil look at each other confused.

    That doesn’t make sense first off. Small guys aren't tough. Only big men are tough.

    Henry and O'Neil turn towards the stage.

    So how bout this “tough small guy” come out and get ready to be flattened by Titus O’Neil!

    O'Neil looks confident as he does his signature bark with the Gator arm taunt.

    Ranallo

    Who will it be?

    Just then, “Combative” plays. The crowd cheers as out comes ONEY LORCAN, looking ready to fight as he has his signature one figure up going down the ramp, showing no fear.

    Hamilton

    And his opponent, from Boston, MA, weighing in at 190 pounds, Oney Lorcan.

    Ranallo

    NXT wrestler Oney Lorcan is here to take on Titus O’Neil and Corey, Lorcan may not be the biggest guy but he sure hits hard.

    Graves

    He sure does. Not as hard as Titus does of course, but if I was Titus, I would not take Oney Lorcan too lightly.

    Ranallo

    Sound advice, but let’s see what Titus does. You don’t want to give an inch to the Boston Brawler. Those uppercuts can knock anyone out.

    Titus O’Neil (w/ Mark Henry) vs. Oney Lorcan

    O'Neil looks at Lorcan and starts laughing. He turns to Henry on the outside and says “This guy's supposed to be tough?” O'Neil turns around and gets ROCKED WITH A HARD RUNNING UPPERCUT BY LORCAN which sends the unsuspecting O'Neil stumble back into the corner. The crowd is on their feet as they were caught off guard too, but in a good way. Lorcan follows up with a running hard uppercut in the corner. He then delivers hard loud open hand slaps to O'Neil’s face and chest that makes even the crowd cringe. O'Neil out of desperation shoves Lorcan off of him, but Lorcan follows back up with a running dropkick in the corner. As O'Neil stumbles out of the corner, Lorcan goes for an Irish whip, but O'Neil uses his strength to reverse him. Lorcan comes off the ropes and goes for a clothesline, which causes O'Neil to stumble but not fall. Lorcan runs off the ropes again, but this time gets caught with a desperation Big Boot by O'Neil. The crowd boos as O’Neil takes control. He slows the pace and delivers a few power moves to Lorcan as he shows off his size and strength advantage. O'Neil gets Lorcan up on his shoulders and walks around the ring yelling at the crowd that “This is why size matters!” But O'Neil takes too long and Lorcan elbows O'Neil in the head and ESCAPES RIGHT INTO A DDT! Lorcan goes for the cover...1...2… O'Neil kicks out! O'Neil rolls to the outside where Henry checks on him. Lorcan regains himself and runs off the ropes. Lorcan dives through the ropes onto Henry as Henry shoves O'Neil away at the last second. Lorcan gets up and chases O'Neil to the other side of the ring and back into the ring. Lorcan runs at O’Neil but gets TURNED INSIDE OUT BY A CLOTHESLINE FROM O’NEIL! O'Neil regains himself and is angry now. He lifts Lorcan up and PLANTS HIM WITH THE CLASH OF THE TITUS! O'Neil goes for the cover...1...2….3! O'Neil wins!

    Winner: Titus O’Neil

    Hamilton

    Here is your winner, Titus O’Neil!

    Ranallo

    A hell of a fight put up by Oney Lorcan, but Titus O’Neil was able to pull off another win here tonight.

    Graves

    Give credit to Lorcan for taking the fight to Titus, but at the end of the day “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil showed another smaller wrestler that size does matter.

    Mark Henry gets into the ring, raising the arm of Titus O'Neil. Henry looks down at Oney Lorcan moving and tells O'Neil to get him. O'Neil starts stomping away on Lorcan as the crowd boos and the referee yells at him to stop.

    Ranallo

    This is uncalled for! The match is over! You won already!

    Graves

    Mark Henry wants Titus O’Neil to make an example out of Oney Lorcan to show everyone whose boss.

    Just then, the crowd cheers as NEVILLE RUNS DOWN TOWARDS THE RING! O'Neil and Henry see this and in no rush get out of the ring as Neville slides in.

    Ranallo

    Here comes Neville!

    Graves

    Why is he out here?!

    Ranallo

    He’s out here to come to the aid of Oney Lorcan, but clearly Titus O’Neil and Mark Henry want nothing to do with him.

    O'Neil and Henry slowly back up the ramp, staring down Neville with smirks on their faces as Neville checks on Lorcan. Neville grabs a microphone and turns towards O'Neil.

    Neville

    What's the matter Titus? The “little elf” comes down to the ring and suddenly the big bad wolf retreats? I guess you only want to fight when my back is turned.

    The crowd “ohs” at the comment and it seemed to strike a nerve with O'Neil.

    You've talked a big game about how size matters, but it's time to put your muscles where your mouth is.

    Neville points at himself and then O'Neil.

    Me and you… one on one! What do you say “Big Deal”?

    Titus points at Neville and looks to fight, but Henry holds him back saying “not now.” Henry then turns to Neville and yells at him.

    Henry

    off microphone

    Be careful what you wish for little man!

    Ranallo

    Neville with the challenge to Titus O’Neil and it looks like Mark Henry has accepted it for Titus.

    Graves

    I’m not sure Neville knows what he just got himself into.

    Ranallo

    I think he knows exactly what he got himself into. Neville’s had enough of O’Neil and Henry talking trash about him and other smaller wrestlers.

    Graves

    It’s admirable, but Neville is going to feel the strength of Titus first hand soon enough.

    Ranallo

    Well up next, it’s the World Tag Team Champions Rusev and Sheamus teaming with their manager Lana to take on Enzo Amore, Big Cass and a female competitor of their choosing. Who will that be? We’ll find out when we return.

    **Commercial Break**

    “Hellfire” plays and out comes the confident Rusev, Sheamus and Lana. The crowd boos loudly as Lana leads her two champions down the ramp.

    Hamilton

    The following 6 Person Tag Team match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, “The Ravishing Russian” Lana and the World Tag Team Champions “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev and “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus.

    Ranallo

    Welcome back to Smackdown and Corey this is going to be a different sight. We’ve seen Lana get involved in Rusev and Sheamus’ matches in the past, but tonight she will be legally involved as an actual competitor and their tag team partner.

    Graves

    Moving past you trying to insinuate that Lana ever gets involved illegally in the Tag Team Champions’ matches, this is a special treat. It’s only the second time Lana has ever stepped into the ring here and I’ll tell you, she’d only do this if she wasn’t so confident that she could beat whoever Enzo and Cass could did up from the swamps of New Jersey and New York.

    Ranallo

    The challenge was laid out on Talking Smack last week by Enzo and Cass and Lana accepted it confidently. Let’s see if that comes back to bite her.

    “SAWFT Is A Sin” plays and out comes Enzo Amore and Big Cass to a loud cheering crowd. Enzo runs around the stage and dances a bit before lifting up his microphone. Enzo looks out to the crowd and the whole crowd says his whole opening with him.

    Enzo

    My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G and a bonafied stud, and you can’t teach that.

    Enzo points at Cass.

    And this right here, this is Big Cass, and he’s seven foot tall, and you can’t teach that.

    Cass

    Off the microphone

    Hit ‘em with it Zo.

    Enzo

    Bada boom, realist guys in the room. How you doin’?!

    The crowd starts chanting “How you doin’!” as Enzo dances. Enzo points up at Rusev and Sheamus.

    For the past two months, anyone that's faced yous two buffoons knows that we gots a Lana problem.

    Lana looks offended. Enzo focuses on her now.

    You've saved them more times than a lifeguard saves a fat kid in the deep end of a pool.

    The crowd laughs as Lana and the champions seem unimpressed by the remark.

    I don't know… maybe it's a Russian thing to help undeserving idiots.

    Enzo plays coy as the crowd “ohs” at the political comment.

    Cass

    Now Enzo and I could've complained and asked to get you banned from ringside.

    Cass pauses and shakes his head.

    But that's not our style. Instead we figured if you want to get involved then why don't you officially get in the ring and fight.

    The crowd cheers the decision as Cass and Enzo get fired up.

    Which is why we requested this match. So the question now is who is our partner?

    Lana, Rusev and Sheamus have cocky smiles on their faces and Enzo notices this.

    Enzo

    I see you smirkin over there, thinkin we ain't got a partner.

    Lana, Rusev and Sheamus nod their heads confidently.

    Well think again. Cause tonight, in the Toyota Center…

    The crowd pops.

    We've put together the dream team.

    Enzo points back at Cass.

    This seven foot giant is gonna block so many of your shots all you'll be able to say is “Yao!”

    The crowd cheers. Enzo now points to himself as he gets more passionate.

    And tonight, you can call me James cause I'm goin Hard In this place!

    The crowd continues to cheer the hometown basketball team references.

    And our partner… she's gonna Rocket us to new heights, straight into space where she'll moonwalk over that Russian scowl you've got.

    The crowd “ohs” as Lana has a scowl on her face after that comment.

    So without further ado… our tag team partner…

    Enzo pauses.

    The realest Chick in the room, CARMELLA!

    Enzo and Cass point back on the stage. “Fabulous” plays and the crowd goes crazy as out comes CARMELLA, moonwalking onto the stage. Rusev, Sheamus and Lana’s confident looks fade away as Carmella, Enzo and Cass walk down to the ring confidently.

    Ranallo

    OH MY! CARMELLA IS HERE ON SMACKDOWN! The look on Lana and the champions’ faces tells it all.

    Graves

    They weren’t expecting this, but don’t worry. They are shocked now, but nothing will stop them from taking this team of Tri-State trash out.

    Ranallo

    You cannot look past Carmella. She has been a great competitor in NXT, especially when she was by the side of Enzo and Cass. They have chemistry already and could be a big threat to the champions and Lana tonight. Don’t forget that if they win, Enzo and Cass will get a title match against Rusev and Sheamus. There’s a lot riding here and the Princess of Staten Island may be the x-factor that gets them that title match.

    Rusev, Sheamus & Lana vs. Enzo Amore, Big Cass & Carmella

    The match starts off with Cass and Enzo taking control of Rusev. At a point, Rusev switches the momentum against Enzo and takes control for his team. Rusev and Sheamus tag in and out as Lana barks orders and mocks Carmella from across the ring. Enzo manages to escape from an attack in the corner, allowing him to crawl towards his corner. Sheamus takes down Cass from the apron to prevent the tag to him, but Enzo still manages to escape Rusev’s clutches and tags in Carmella, who gets a big ovation. Carmella goes right after Lana, who is forced to come into the match as per the rules. Carmella is feeling it after hitting Lana with a dropkick to the corner and follows up with a Bronco Buster. Carmella goes for the cover…1…2…Rusev comes in and pulls Carmella off of Lana, breaking the count. The crowd boos as Rusev stares down at Carmella. Cass comes in and confronts Rusev, striking him with a few punches to back him up to the ropes. Cass then steps back a bit and clotheslines Rusev over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus runs in to attack Cass, but Cass just steps up of the way in time and tosses Sheamus through the ropes and to the floor next to Rusev. Enzo gets into the ring and looks out at Rusev and Sheamus slowly getting back up. Enzo runs off the ropes and into the arms of Cass, who TOSSES HIS PARTNER OVER THE TOP ROPE AND ONTO RUSEV AND SHEAMUS ON THE OUTSIDE, taking them both out! Amidst the chaos, Lana knees Carmella in the gut. She grabs her to setup for a Fisherman Suplex, but Carmella elbows her way out of the grip. Carmella immediately grabs Lana and drills her into the mat with a FLATLINNER! Carmella then goes right into the CODE OF SILENCE submission hold. Lana reaches out but has nowhere to go, FORCING HER TO TAP OUT! Enzo, Cass and Lana win!

    Winners: Enzo Amore, Big Cass & Carmella

    Hamilton

    Here are your winners, Enzo Amore, Big Cass and Carmella!

    Ranallo

    Carmella showing that Enzo and Cass made the right decision choosing her to be their partner tonight as she forces Lana to tap out in a successful Smackdown debut.

    Graves

    This is ridiculous. Lana wasn’t expecting this. And she’s not a full time competitor. She shouldn’t have had to compete tonight.

    Ranallo

    Lana chose to fight tonight and her over-confidence got the best of her. And more importantly, Enzo Amore and Big Cass now have a title match against the World Tag Team Champions Rusev and Sheamus.

    Graves

    I can’t believe that. Carmella beats their manager Lana and now Rusev and Sheamus are forced to once again defend their titles against that derelict Enzo Amore and Big Cass? There’s something wrong with that.

    Ranallo

    Nothing wrong with the agreed upon match and stipulation. And now the realest guys in the room with the realest girl in the room look to take the realest titles in the room from Rusev and Sheamus.

    Graves

    I hate everything you just said.

    Ranallo

    Well speaking of titles, in two weeks at Payback we will see the World Heavyweight Championship defended inside the dangerous Elimination Chamber match. And right now we will take a special look and possibly the most dangerous competitor in the match…

    Just then, the Wyatt Interruption video plays. The following video plays as we take a look at Bray Wyatt:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpm-IXi4h1I

    **Commercial Break**

    We come back to hear Sum 41’s “The Fall and the Rise” playing in the background with the “13 Voices” album cover on the screen.

    Graves

    We want to say thanks to Sum 41 for their song “The Fall and the Rise” which is the official theme song for Payback. It’s off their new album “13 Voices” available now.

    A graphic for the Elimination Chamber match is shown on the screen.

    Ranallo

    Who will rise and who will fall when six of Smackdown’s top competitors step into the career altering structure known as the Elimination Chamber to fight for the World Heavyweight Championship? Apollo Crews, Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor all vying for AJ Style’s championship. What will these men be willing to put themselves through for that championship?

    A graphic for O'Neil vs. Neville is shown on the screen.

    Graves

    With Mark Henry by his side, Titus O’Neil has been dominant in his crusade to show that size and strength matters. Neville has decided to step up to show Titus that physical size doesn’t make the difference. Will “The Man That Gravity Forgot” prove heart matters more or will “The Big Deal” add another smaller victim to his list?

    A graphic for the World Tag Team Championship match is shown on the screen.

    Ranallo

    After a victory earlier tonight, Enzo and Cass look to once again win the World Tag Team Titles for the first time against Rusev and Sheamus. With Carmella now here to neutralize Lana’s presence, will the realest guys in the room finally walk out with the titles or will Lana’s European Brutes continue their reign?

    A graphic for the 6 Man Tag Team Match is shown on the screen.

    Graves

    Speaking of tag team matches, after being attacked the last few weeks, The Club’s Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will team with Shinsuke Nakamura to take down the Wyatt Family’s Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman. With a new partner, can Gallows and Anderson get retribution for Survivor Series or will the Wyatts continue on their parade of dominance?

    A graphic for the Women’s World Championship match is shown on the screen.

    Ranallo

    And in what is sure to be a tremendous and evenly contested battle, two longtime rivals go head to head for the Women’s World Championship yet again. Will Charlotte take the title she feels she deserved since the draft or will Sasha Banks give us a repeat of SummerSlam and continue her impressive reign?

    Graves

    I cannot wait for that match. And right now, we will see those two women sign the contract to make that match official. Let’s go to the ring now with the General Manager and Commissioner.

    We go to ringside with Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon in the ring with a table in the middle of the ring and a contract on the table.

    McMahon

    What's up Houston?!

    The crowd pops.

    In just two weeks’ time at Payback, we will see another chapter in what is quickly becoming one of the best rivalries in WWE history.

    Maverick

    These two competitors will go head to head with only one goal in mind… the Women’s World Championship!

    The crowd cheers.

    McMahon

    And tonight, those competitors will come out here to sign this contract and make the match official.

    Maverick

    So without further ado, let's introduce the competitors.

    Maverick motions towards the stage.

    First, the challenger, “The Queen” Charlotte!

    “Recognition” plays and out comes Charlotte looking confident as ever with Dana Brooke by her side as the crowd boos them heavily.

    Graves

    Mauro, it’s time to bow down to the Queen!

    Ranallo

    Charlotte earned this championship opportunity after defeating Becky Lynch, Natalya and Naomi last week in a #1 Contenders Fatal Four Way match. And now Charlotte looks towards Payback where she gets the chance to become champion once again.

    Graves

    In two weeks, the Queen gets to right the wrong that is SummerSlam and she will once again take her rightful place back on the throne.

    Charlotte and Dana get into the ring and stand on one side of the table still looking confident as ever.

    McMahon

    And her opponent at Payback, the current Women’s World Champion, “The Boss” Sasha Banks!

    “Sky’s The Limit” plays and out comes Sasha Banks with her usual swagger taunting to the heavily cheering crowd who’s on their feet for the champion.

    Ranallo

    Well I think The Boss will have something to say about that. Sasha has defended her title against all comers and I can tell you, she’s not ready to give it up.

    Graves

    She’s going to have to be. Yes she’s been impressive but she’s no Queen and once she signs that contract, it’s all over.

    Ranallo

    She’s not a Queen. She’s The Boss and she’s been the current Women’s World Champion since August. There’s a reason for that.

    Sasha gets into the ring and stares across the table at Charlotte.

    Maverick

    Sasha, Charlotte, in just two weeks’ time in a highly anticipated rematch from SummerSlam, you two will face off for the Women’s World Championship.

    McMahon

    We have reviewed the contract with both of you backstage. All that's left to make it official is for you both to sign it.

    Maverick motions towards Charlotte.

    Maverick

    Charlotte, as the challenger, you'll go first.

    Charlotte pulls the contract towards her and picks up the microphone next to her.

    Charlotte

    I could stand here and talk about how I worked hard and earned my shot at the Women’s World Title after winning the Fatal Four Way match last week.

    Charlotte pauses and gets more overly confident in her mannerisms and speech.

    But I won’t. Instead I’m going to talk about how I deserved the title shot from the beginning and never should’ve even had to “earn” it.

    Charlotte points to herself emphatically as you can see she's agitated.

    It should’ve been handed to me, just like that title.

    Charlotte points to the Women’s World Title around Sasha’s waist.

    Before the draft, I was the Undisputed WWE Women’s Champion. And then I get drafted to Smackdown and I’m unjustly stripped of my championship.

    Charlotte is visibly angry at that action as is her protégé Dana.

    Now you would think that I should’ve been handed the Women’s World Championship to make up for this atrocity…

    Charlotte glares over at Maverick and McMahon.

    But I wasn’t.

    Charlotte turns to look at Sasha.

    Instead I have had to sit back for the past four months and watch you hold that championship that should rightfully be around the Queen’s waist.

    The crowd boos as Charlotte is passionate and agitated.

    And here’s the thing Sasha… you’re not championship material sweetheart. I have beaten you time and time again and I have proved that I am the superior athlete and the only one deserving of being called champion.

    The crowd boos loudly as Charlotte gloats with Dana clapping in agreement beside her.

    You are nothing more than a paper champion who has been keeping that title warm for me.

    The crowd “ohs” and then boos the statement.

    I ran the women’s division in NXT. I’m the real reason there was a Women’s Revolution. I put the women’s division on the map here on the main roster and especially on Smackdown.

    Charlotte gets more passionate as the crowd’s booing gets louder.

    You are nothing but an embarrassment to everyone before you and after Payback when I take what’s rightfully mine…

    Charlotte stares right at Sasha intensely.

    You will be nothing more than an asterisk in the record books during my historic reign that cements me as the greatest Women’s Champion of all time!

    The crowd erupts with boos and “You Suck!” chants as Charlotte pits down the microphone and signs the contract. She then slides it over confidently with a smirk on her face to Sasha. Sasha looks down at the contract and picks up her microphone.

    Sasha

    You really like to distort history, don't you?

    Sasha looks up at Charlotte.

    You love to present yourself as this all powerful Queen who can't be beaten and is above everyone else.

    Sasha pauses and ponders for a second.

    Well let's take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

    Sasha pauses as Charlotte is unsure where she's going with this.

    When you first came to NXT, the “superior bred Queen” sought out little old Sasha Banks for advice and guidance.

    Charlotte has a scowl on her face.

    We then created the Four Horsemen with Becky Lynch and Bayley and made women’s wrestling relevant and at the forefront... together!

    Sasha points to herself and Charlotte.

    WE started the Women’s Revolution down in NXT and WE brought it to Raw and Smackdown.

    The crowd cheers for the Women’s Revolution.

    See you can lie to us and to yourself all you want that you did all this on your own but you know that without me as a friend or rival that you'd never reach the heights you are now.

    Charlotte is brushing the comments off; making it seem like it's not true.

    And you think I can't beat you?

    Charlotte and Dana nod their heads and smirk.

    Let me remind you that I was the one that took the NXT Women’s Championship from you.

    Charlotte's smirk starts to fade.

    And back at SummerSlam, I beat you to become the Women’s World Champion!

    Sasha puts her hand on the championship around her waist as Charlotte's smirk completely fades and a scowl returns.

    I have proven that I can beat you and right now you're looking at the best Sasha Banks you've ever seen!

    The crowd cheers as Sasha gets more passionate.

    I have taken on all challengers since becoming champion and I've beaten them all.

    The crowd cheers.

    But you see Charlotte; I never lost sight of who I am and how I got to this moment.

    Sasha gets more passionate.

    While you had your daddy hold the door wide open for you, I had to scratch and claw just to get my foot in the door.

    The crowd ohs at the comments towards Charlotte and then cheers Sasha’s hard work.

    After six long years filled with rejections and doubters, I stand tall as champion!

    Sasha takes the title off from around her waist and holds it towards Charlotte.

    So I'm not about to go down easy and give up this championship that I've worked so damn hard for!

    Sasha lays the title down on the table in front of her and looks at the contract. She then looks back up at Charlotte.

    At Payback, I will prove to you why I'm the Women’s World Champion… why I'm The Boss of WWE!

    The crowd cheers loudly as Sasha leans in and stares down Charlotte.

    And I will not stop until I go down as the greatest World Champion of all time!

    Sasha signs the contract while the crowd chants “SASHA!” Sasha then picks up her title off the table. She holds up the Women’s World Championship confidently as she and Charlotte stare each other down intensely across the table while the crowd cheers loudly.

    Ranallo

    You can feel the tension between these two!

    Graves

    They may not wait until Payback!

    Dana sneaks around the table and goes to blindside Sasha, but Sasha sees this coming and blocks the attack by Dana with a massive forearm to the face that rocks Dana.

    Ranallo

    Dana Brooke trying for the cheap shot but Sasha Banks anticipated it.

    As Sasha has her attention turned for a second, CHARLOTTE STRIKES SASHA WITH A FOREARM FROM ACROSS THE TABLE!

    And the distraction by her protégé allowed Charlotte to land her own cheap shot on the champion.

    Graves

    She’s just giving her a taste of what’s to come.

    Charlotte tosses the table out of the way and goes to attack Sasha more, but that bought Sasha some time and she's fighting back.

    Ranallo

    And Sasha’s fighting back!

    The two trade blows back and forth in the ring, not looking to stop as the crowd goes crazy. Maverick and McMahon wave for people to come out.

    Graves

    These two despise each other!

    Security and other officials run down to the ring and after some struggle are able to pull apart Sasha and Charlotte, but both are still fighting to get to each other and talking trash at one another.

    Ranallo

    They don’t want to wait for two weeks. They want to tear each other apart now!

    CHARLOTTE BREAKS FREE SOMEHOW AND RUNS AT SASHA, CONTINUING THE ATTACK! The two exchange blows as the crowd goes crazy again until the personnel are able to pull them apart once again.

    Graves

    THE QUEEN BREAKS FREE! IT’S STILL ON!

    This time, they get Charlotte out of the ring and hold Sasha back in the ring to try and separate them completely and get them to the back.

    Ranallo

    Finally they get Charlotte out of the ring.

    Graves

    Maybe they can keep them separated now.

    Just then, SASHA SOMEHOW BREAKS FREE, RUNS AND DOES A SOMMERSAULT DIVE OVER THE TOP ROPE ONTO CHARLOTTE AND THE PERSONNEL HOLDING HER BACK! The crowd goes nuts for this!

    Ranallo

    SASHA DIVING ONTO CHARLOTTE! The champion takes to the air and takes out the challenger and some security guards as well!

    The personnel grab Sasha and pull her back immediately up the ramp to prevent anything else from happening, as Charlotte is sitting up on the floor, recovering from the dive attack. The crowd chants “LET THEM FIGHT!”

    Graves

    The crowd wants them to fight. I don’t think they can wait two weeks either!

    Ranallo

    If this is how these two are now, imagine what it’ll be like when these two rivals finally clash at Payback with the Women’s World Championship on the line!


    Talking Smack


    “Take A Chance” plays and we join Michael Cole at the Talking Smack set.

    Cole

    Welcome to Talking Smack! I'm your host, Michael Cole. As you just saw, our General Manager Alex Maverick has his hands full with Sasha Banks and Charlotte so he will be joining me soon hopefully…

    Cole stops mid-sentence and looks over to the side with a confused look on his face. We see Kevin Owens walk into frame and sit down where Alex Maverick normally sits. He proceeds to put on the mic pack.

    Hi Kevin… I don't have you scheduled…

    Owens looks up at Cole.

    Owens

    I saw this seat was open and since our General Manager decides to get in my business and take over, I figured I'd reciprocate.

    Cole looks confused still and unsure of what to do.

    Lighten up Cole. Talking Smack just got so much better. Come on. Let's talk about a topic.

    Cole, a bit reluctant continues with the show.

    Cole

    Ok… well we just saw the chaos with the championship contract signi…

    Owens interrupts.

    Owens

    Yes let's talk about championships and the chaos out General Manager and Commissioner have surrounded them with poor decision making.

    Owens points to himself and gets emphatic.

    I was told by Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon to make my own opportunity and show them why I deserve title matches. So what do I do Michael?

    Cole goes to talk but Owens doesn’t give him a chance.

    I assemble the greatest Survivor Series in history and lead my team to victory over a team led by the gold boy of WWE. Now surely that would get me my opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship, right Michael?

    Cole goes to answer.

    Cole

    Yes and you did get…

    Owens cuts him off again.

    Owens

    Yes, exactly. I deserved the opportunity to fight one on one for the World Heavyweight Championship. But what happens? I get screwed out of my one on one match and get shoved into an Elimination Chamber match.

    Owens looks more and more frustrated.

    Then tonight I answered Finn Balor’s open challenge for the Intercontinental Championship.

    Owens is emphatic about his next point.

    And let me remind you that he accepted that challenge. But Alex Maverick decides that I had my shot last week so I can't have another opportunity.

    Owens looks disgusted.

    Instead he gives it to Apollo Crews, who has had how many opportunities handed to him, undeservingly might I add, at this point.

    Owens leans in towards Cole a bit more, getting more in his face.

    Why is that Michael?

    Cole looks uncomfortable and doesn’t want to answer.

    I'll tell you why. It's because Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon are scared. Scared of me…Kevin Owens as champion. I'm not one of “their guys” so they try to hold me back from being champion.

    Owens gets more passionate and frustrated in his speech.

    They both claim they are here to make wrestling better, yet all they are doing is holding back their top prize, their Superstar! But mark my words Cole…

    Owens stares down Cole, with a serious yet confident look on his face.

    I will become champion whether they like it or not.

    Just then, Alex Maverick walks onto set. Owens looks up at him and smirks as Maverick has an annoyed look on his face.

    Look who decided to show up.

    Owens takes off his mic pack and shoves it in Maverick’s chest.

    Here you go “boss.” Just doing your job… better than you of course.

    Owens leaves as Maverick stares him down. Maverick then sits down and puts on his mic pack.

    Cole

    Welcome Alex. Sorry about that…

    Maverick stops Cole as he looks frustrated.

    Maverick

    That's not your fault. I'm sorry for being late and letting that egomaniac take over.

    Cole

    Well you're here now after dealing with the huge brawl between Womens World Champion Sasha Banks and the challenger Charlotte.

    Maverick

    Yes and I'll get into that in a second, but first I want to address something. Kevin Owens walks around here trying to play the victim, saying Shane and I hold him back and don't give him opportunities.

    Maverick pauses as he’s visibly annoyed.

    But you know Michael that's just not true. We have given Kevin Owens plenty of opportunities. It's not our fault he can't capitalize on them. And he can't get every opportunity. We like to spread the wealth which is why I made the decision to allow Apollo Crews get the Intercontinental Title match tonight.

    Maverick takes a breath to calm down a bit.

    Of course, Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns throw a fit like a five year old not getting their way and ruined a great match. So they want a chance to prove themselves? Next week it'll be Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor and Apollo Crews.

    Cole

    A big announcement with four of the Elimination Chamber participants in a tag team match just five nights before the big match. Speaking of Payback, let's go back to the ending of the show with the Women’s World Championship contract signing.

    Maverick

    Yes, now let's get into that. Even before fists started flying, you could feel the tension between those two. The competitiveness they both have, especially against one another, to prove they are the best…

    Maverick looks down at his arm.

    It gives me chills thinking about how great this match is going to be. We've seen them fight before, but I think both are on a different level now in terms of abilities and mindset.

    Cole

    Definitely one of the top matches to look forward to at Payback. It was a busy night for you, not just with making matches for Payback but we saw some new faces here on Smackdown… Mojo Rawley, Oney Lorcan and Carmella.

    Maverick

    Yes and in case people are unsure, I am officially announcing that all three are now part of the Smackdown roster.

    Cole

    Wow that's big! What made you choose those three to bring in from NXT and why now?

    Maverick

    Well Shane and I are always looking to expand the roster. You saw that earlier in the year with Finn Balor and American Alpha and then Shinsuke Nakamura at Survivor Series. We have our eye on talents not just in NXT but around the world. And we felt that Mojo, Oney and Carmella are competitors that embody the Smackdown spirit.

    Cole

    Well with that, let's talk to one of the new signees. Please welcome Carmella along with Enzo Amore and Big Cass!

    Enzo Amore, Big Cass and Carmella cone onto the set with microphones in hand and smiles on their faces.

    Enzo

    What's up Cole… Maverick.

    Cole

    Tonight in a 6 Person Tag Team Match, Enzo and Cass, you two brought in someone that NXT fans are very familiar seeing by your side.

    Enzo

    That's right! Lana thought we were going to have a partner that was sawft, but we brought someone that's harder than her puppets’ skulls. The hottest chick in the room, the “Princess of Staten Island” Carmella!

    Cass

    Carmella came in and wasted no time shutting Lana’s mouth and led our team to victory tonight over the World Tag Team Champions and their Russian valet.

    Cole

    Carmella, this had to be an exciting moment. Take us through how you felt tonight.

    Carmella

    It's crazy to think I'm finally here! I had been talking to Alex and Shane for bit now, but to officially come to Smackdown it's incredible. And to be alongside my boys, the real G’s, and to make that loud mouth, manipulative puppet master tap just was the icing on the cake. I couldn't ask for a better debut.

    Cole

    It was certainly memorable. So now that you're here, what's next for you? And that goes for all three of you.

    Enzo

    Well since we did beat the Tag Team Champions…

    Enzo points to Carmella.

    And we've got some backup in our corner, maybe now we can have ourselves a fair fight for those titles and finally they'll be around the waists of real G’s and not real pieces of crap.

    Maverick

    You did win the match and as agreed upon last week on this show, you two will receive your championship at Payback.

    Cass

    That's what we like to hear.

    Carmella

    And I'll be right there in their corner to make sure that no Russian interference screws up another battle.

    Carmella looks over at Enzo and Cass.

    Once that's done and the Tag Team Titles are around two of the realest waists in the room…

    Carmella makes a motion around her waist.

    Maybe we get another title around the other realest waist in the room!

    Maverick

    I like the confidence. As you know, Smackdown is the land of opportunities and if tonight is any indication I'm sure that'll happen sooner rather than later.

    Cole

    Well thanks for joining us. Congratulations Carmella on your debut and good luck to you two Enzo and Cass at Payback.

    Cass

    Thanks and next time you see us on here, we'll be the World Tag Team Champions!

    Enzo

    How you doin’?!

    Enzo, Cass and Carmella leave the table and walk off set.

    Cole

    I can't wait to see what that pairing does.

    Maverick

    Yes and now the sides are even at Payback so it'll be interesting to see how Rusev and Sheamus fair in that type of situation.

    Cole

    Well that's all the time we have. Thanks for joining us this week on Talking Smack!




    Quick Results:
    Finn Balor vs. Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental Championship ended in a No Contest
    Becky Lynch def. Natalya
    The Dudley Boyz def. Fandango & Mojo Rawley
    Titus O’Neil def. Oney Lorcan
    Enzo Amore, Big Cass & Carmella def. Rusev, Sheamus & Lana

    Next Week on Smackdown:
    Kevin Owens & Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor & Apollo Crews


    Payback Card – 12/18/16
    World Heavyweight Championship
    Elimination Chamber Match
    AJ Styles vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens vs. Apollo Crews vs. Finn Balor

    Womens World Championship
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    WWE Presents…

    Monday Night Raw from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky

    Episode 20

    December 12th 2016

    “Hungry Like A Wolf”


    Main Event: United States Championship Match: The Miz © w/Alberto Del Rio, Tyler Breeze & Maryse vs. Darren Young w/Cesaro, Jack Swagger & Bob Backlund


    Match Summary: Up to this point in the match it has been a great back and forth with Miz getting the early advantage but Young rallying back. Swagger and Cesaro made sure Miz’s entourage did not get involved. We’re twelve minutes into the match as we both men are down after a double clothesline. Both sides are willing their fellow superstar on as the referee gets his count up to seven. At nine both men are up and are exchanging blows. Unfortunately for the champion DY is able to get the upper hand. He then tries to whip Miz into the ropes, but instead he is sent for a ride. Miz puts his head down and Young kicks him in the chest. Miz falls back into the ropes and Young sends him up and over with a huge clothesline. Miz lands hard on his head and is favoring it. The referee checks and Miz seems to be all good as the fellow A-Listers tell the referee to give the champion some air as they check on him.


    Knowing the rules Young goes to the outside and tosses the champion back into the ring. Young sees Del Rio and Breeze flanking him. They slowly start to approach him and then we see Swagger and Cesaro join them and now the two sides are starting to exchange words. Young slides back into the ring before the two sides collide and exchange blows. Del Rio is paired off with Cesaro while Swagger has Breeze. Back in the ring Young goes towards Miz who rolls him up for a small package but only gets a two count. Both men shoot up and Miz quickly kicks Young in the thigh and plants him with a huge snap DDT. He goes for a pin and gets another two count! Miz grabs Young and had him in an inverted facelock and drops a knee and attempts to follow it up with a neckbreaker but Young wiggles out and is able to hoist Miz on his shoulders and hit A GUT CHECK. Miz tries to roll out of the ring but Young pins him.


    ONE


    TWO


    TH……


    NO!!!!! MARYSE PUTS MIZ’S FOOT ON THE ROPE AND TREMENDOUS HEAT FROM THE NEW JERSEY CROWD….OH MY GOODNESS! Young can’t believe it and Bob Backlund approaches Maryse and starts to scream at her. No one can contain Bob since they are still preoccupied with Breeze and Del Rio. Maryse has had enough as she cocks her hand and smacks Bob so hard he tumbles to the ground. Young starts to yell at her which is enough of a distraction as Miz from behind grabs Young and hits THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!! Cesaro and Swagger are unaware as Miz gets the three count!


    Winner & Still Champion: The Miz


    Miz rolls out of the ring just as Swagger and Cesaro slides in. He is welcomed with open arm by his wife Maryse. An exhausted and batter Del Rio joins him. Breeze enters the picture and hands Miz his United States Championship. Cesaro and Swagger are inside the ring angry as once again the A-Listers come out on top, a scene that has been seen far too many times.


    “Awwwwwesommme”


    *I Came To Play*


    Out comes The Miz with his wife and his fellow A-Listers, Alberto Del Rio and Tyler Breeze. Miz stands tall atop the ramp with a cocky smirk on his face. He rips the United States titles off his shoulder and raises it high in the air as Maryse gives him a kiss on the cheek.


    Phillips

    Welcome to Monday Night Raw live from the Rupp Arena. We start off Raw with the United States Champion The Miz. As we saw Miz was able to pull out a victory defeating Darren Young after chaos erupted outside the ring including The Miz’s wife Maryse slapping Bob Backlund.


    JBL

    You seem to be forgetting when Jack Swagger and Cesaro incited a riot punching Tyler Breeze and Alberto De Rio. Everyone was playing nice until that moment.


    Miz assist his wife into the ring first before getting in himself. He is handed a microphone by Del Rio as Breeze taunts the crowd telling them to respect the U.S. Champ. Instead they boo.


    Miz

    I told ya!


    He cracks a smile.


    Miz

    I told each...and...every one of you. Darren Young’s campaign of being great again is over. It should have never been started in the first place. Darren Young was never great. But me…

    (points to himself)

    Me? I'm better than great. I'm awesome and I'm still your United States Champion.


    The rest of the A-Listers cheer as Miz raises the belt high above his head while the crowd boos.


    Miz

    And like every great A-Lister actor when they win I have people to thank.


    Great we’re getting a thank you speech as Miz pulls out a folded piece of paper. He clears his throat.


    Miz

    I like to thank Darren Young for playing the role of loser so well. It really elevated my performance and made me better. I like to thank Bob Backlund for being such a bumbling idiot. I like to thank my wife Maryse.


    He turns to face her.


    Miz

    You supported me since day one and without that support I wouldn't be able to accomplish half of what I have.


    Phillips

    He’s got that right.


    JBL

    Shut up Tom!


    Miz

    Most importantly I like to thank Nick Kennedy. He said I couldn't do it. He stacked the odds against me. He wanted to tear me down, but like a Phoenix I rose from the ashes. I gave the performance of a lifetime all thanks to Nick Kennedy.

    (looking emotionally into the camera)

    Thank you Nick. From the bottom of my heart, this United States championship is as much yours as it is mine….

    (pauses)

    ...but not really because like Darren Young you’re just a loser. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your night.


    Miz goes to leave but…


    Del Rio

    Uh Miz…


    Miz turns and sees Del Rio sheepishly take a few steps over to him.


    Del Rio

    Is there anyone else you want to thank?


    Miz ponders the question for a quick second before shaking his head no.


    Del Rio

    With all due respect Miz-


    Breeze rips the microphone out of the former Heavyweight Champion’s hand as Miz and Maryse looks on in confusion.


    Breeze

    I think what Alberto was about to say is with all due respect how could you forget to thank God? Everyone thanks God.


    ADR rips the microphone back.


    Del Rio

    No! No!

    (turns to Miz)

    How can you not thank us?


    Breeze seems slightly embarrassed while Miz still looks confused.


    Del Rio

    Just like Maryse we have supported you and had your back. We’re banned from ringside for your match in three weeks because of that reason and we can't even get a thank you?!?!? That's not right!


    The crowd is buzzing as Maryse and Breeze can't believe what they just heard. The crowd is chanting “si” as Miz slowly walks over to Del Rio who stands his ground.


    Miz

    (slowly)

    You want a thank you?


    ADR nods. Miz has a fierce look on his face before placing his hand on Del Rio’s shoulder. He then cracks a smile and starts to laugh. More confusion in the air, this time it seems like the whole arena in confused.


    Miz

    Of course, how could I forget my fellow A-Listers?!?!?

    (composed himself)

    Thank you...thanks for nothing!


    Miz backs away and angrily starts to pace back and forth.


    Miz

    You two have done absolutely nothing for me! You failed me at Survivor Series. You failed me plenty of times after that. You want thanks?!?! I'll give you thanks when you win a match.

    (rubs his chin)

    Maybe if you could win your scheduled match right now, you could get some thanks.


    Miz storms away followed by Maryse just as
    PATRIOT plays. To the delight of the crowd we see Jack Swagger and Cesaro.


    Phillips

    Up next tag team action as we have Tyler Breeze and Alberto Del Rio taking on Cesaro and Jack Swagger with The Miz joining us.


    *Commercial Break*


    Match 1: Alberto Del Rio & Tyler Breeze vs. Cesaro & Jack Swagger


    Back from commercial break we see Jack Swagger running towards the corner attempting a Swagger Bomb on Prince Pretty who gets his knees up into the gut. From there he is able to roll over to the corner and makes the tag to El Presidente. Del Rio comes out and stomps away on Swagger showing anger and aggression. Del Rio gives his fellow A-Lister Miz a dirty look as Miz sarcastically claps.


    Back inside the ring Del Rio turns and runs at Cesaro hitting him with a forearm knocking the Swiss Superman off the apron. He then sees Swagger trying to work himself back up and delivers a basement dropkick to the side of the head of the Oklahoma Sooner stand-out. He then grabs Swagger by the head lifting him up to a vertical base before whipping him chest first into the corner. Swagger rebounds off and is planted by a backstabber that ADR follows up with a pin getting a two count. Del Rio quickly wrenches in a headlock. Cesaro and the crowd try to will Swagger back into the match. The former Money in the Bank winner gets back to a vertical base and delivers elbows to the gut, but Del Rio comes back with a knee that drops Swagger to one knee. Del Rio runs off the ropes and comes right into the arms of The All American American who counters with a beautiful belly to belly. Both men are down and this is Swagger’s opportunity for a tag.


    He crawls to the corner and is able to make that desperation tag, while Del Rio feels he could handle this on his own. He is wrong as he is knocked down by a clothesline followed by a backdrop. Del Rio goes into the corner all dazed and he will stay that way as Cesaro flies in with a huge running European Uppercut. Breeze comes into the ring and Cesaro Ducks under a clothesline before springbording off the ropes and hitting another European Uppercut. Breeze rolls out of the ring just as his partner stumbles to the center of the ring. Cesaro delivers a kick to the gut and goes for a Neutralizer, but Del Rio flips him up and over. Cesaro lands on his feet and both men are face to face. Del Rio goes for a kick which is caught but he counters with a ringing enziguri. He goes for another pin getting a two and a half count. Del Rio quickly floats over, grabbing the arm of Cesaro trying to lock in a CROSS ARM BREAKER. Cesaro is making sure he can't lock it in. Somehow using is strength he gets back to a vertical base and lift Del Rio up before power bombing him down releasing the hold.


    Breeze tries to get in the ring but Swagger grabs him by the ankle and drags him to the outside locking in the PATRIOT LOCK just as Cesaro sets up and hits the NEUTRALIZER ON ADR. He gets the three count as the United States Champion looks on in anger.


    Winner: Jack Swagger & Cesaro


    Swagger releases the hold before rolling into the ring and joining his partner. Both men get their arms raised by the referee as The Miz makes a B-Line up the ramp not looking at his fellow A-Listers.


    Phillips

    Jack Swagger and Cesaro with a win over Tyler Breeze and Alberto Del Rio. I wonder who is more disappointed them or The Miz.


    JBL

    Of course The Miz is disappointed. He's been embarrassed by these two again. A-Listers they were not tonight.


    We see the two A-Listers both hurt exchanging words in the ring. They seem to be having a slight disagreement.


    *Backstage Area*


    We see Renee Young with microphone in hand. She gives the camera a small smile before talking.


    Young

    Please welcome my guest at this time Nikki Bella!


    Great reaction from the kids and women in the crowd as Nikki seems to be in slight discomfort but still manages to flash a smile.


    Young

    Last week you gave a gutsy performance beating Tamina in a no DQ match. However, it did come with a price as you did suffer a minor shoulder injury. How are you feeling?


    Bella

    It's a little sore, but I’ll get over.

    (pauses)

    I need to get over it. I've been on the shelf due to injury for far too long. I need to reclaim my spot atop this Women’s Division and I don't care who I have to defeat in order to get there.


    Into the frame appears Eva Marie who gets heat from the crowd. She looks at Nikki and shakes her head, making a face.


    Eva Marie

    You can climb all you want Nikki but I'll be right there to knock you down.


    Bella

    Is that so?


    Eva Marie

    (confidently)

    Yep…

    (pauses)

    You see a lot has changed. I'm no longer that girl who wants to be a part of the Women’s Division. I am the definition of the Women’s Division. I'm athletic, intelligent, charismatic and beautiful. I'm defeating champions on an every week basis.


    Nikki gives her a sideways look.


    Eva Marie

    Go ask Paige if you don't believe me.


    Bella

    You’re doing a lot of talking for someone who use to live in my shadow.


    Renee makes a face but tries to hold back, keeping a professional profile. Eva Marie shakes her head.


    Eva Marie

    Nikki I'm no longer in your shadow, you're in mine.


    Eva Marie smirks before walking away. Nikki seems a bit angered by the statement as Raw goes to the first commercial break of the night.


    *Commercial Break*


    Back from the break we see Breeze and Del Rio still bickering from earlier. Breeze stops and turns to face The Miz and Maryse who enter the frame. Miz doesn't seem too pleased as Breeze can sense.


    Breeze

    I'm sorry Miz, I know we let you down once-


    Miz puts his hand up and Breeze immediately shuts his mouth. Miz stares down Prince Pretty.


    Miz

    I don't want an apology from you…

    (turns to Del Rio)

    I want one from you.


    The crowd is buzzing as Del Rio and Miz are mere inches away from each other, face to face. Del Rio looks confused.


    Miz

    You are a former World Heavyweight Champion, but you’re performing like a jobber.


    Del Rio doesn't like that as the crowd lets out an “ohhh”.


    Miz

    I’ve seen better performances out of Tommy Wiseau in The Room.


    Another “ohh” just not as loud due to the obscure reference.


    Miz

    You better get your act together or else.


    Del Rio seems like he is ready to explode as Miz is red with anger. Breeze and Maryse both look on waiting for a side to budge. Del Rio just shakes his head before brushing past the United States Champion and leaving the scene.


    *Ringside*


    *New Day, New Way*


    The crowd cheers as Kofi Kingston makes his way down to the ring skipping out and clapping his hands.


    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from Ghana, West Africa weighing two hundred and twelve pounds….Kofi Kingston!


    Phillips

    Six man tag team action as Kofi Kingston will be tagging with The Usos here tonight instead of his usual New Day breverend.


    JBL

    That's only because Big E. and Xavier Woods have been attacked backstage in recent weeks.


    Phillips

    And by who is still unknown, but Nick Kennedy vowed to find out who did the attacks, as an investigation is being conducted.


    JBL

    (sarcastically)

    I didn't know Nick Kennedy was a detective as well.


    *So Close Now*


    The crowd cheers as the Uso brothers make their way down to the ring to join their partner.


    JoJo

    His partners weighing a combined four hundred and seventy nine pounds….The Usossss!


    Phillips

    Jimmy and Jey so electric and in less than a month with challenge The Revival for the WWE Tag Team Championships.


    JBL

    The Usos have carried the WWE tag division for years, but The Revival look to carry the torch now.


    *Voix de Ville*


    To a chorus of boos appear The Vaudevillains and Jack Gallagher. The trio walks down the ramp with confidence as they focus on their opponents already in the ring.


    JoJo

    Their opponents weighing a combined six hundred and four pounds...The Vaudevillains and Jack Gallagher!


    Phillips

    Jack Gallagher demanded a three on one handicap match against Kofi Kingston to avenge the lost from Survivor Series and it was denied. This match was granted however.


    JBL

    Gallagher had been a stand-out in the Cruiserweight Classic and down in NXT. He's trying to continue that trend here in the WWE with The Vaudevillains.


    Phillips

    A win here tonight will surely do that.


    Match 2: The Usos & Kofi Kingston vs. The Vaudevillains & Jack Gallagher


    Match Summary: Highlights of this match included Jack Gallagher and Kofi Kingston starting off the match one-upping each other and countering each other's moves. When that was able Kofi was able to gain the advantage for his team. His team would showcase their high octane offense when The Vaudevillians and Gallagher would try to gather themselves on the outside. The Usos would hit stereo Suicide Dives while Kingston would land a Somersault Plancha.

    While the good guy trio may have had plenty of highlights The Vaudevillains and Gallagher would gain the upper hand after Gotch would catch Jey Uso with a dropkick after he jumped off the top rope. From there Jey’s front rib/chest area would be the target for the heel trio. Gotch and English would handle most of the work, possibly trying to wiggle themselves into a future tag team title match. Gotch would perform a sideslam back breaker before going for a pin and getting a two count. From there he would wrap his legs around the rib cage of Jey squeezing Jey like orange juice. The crowd and his teammates would get behind him and he would be able to get up only for Gotch to pull him down by the hair.


    The crowd, Jimmy and Kofi would all be angry with Gotch who would have no remorse as he made the tag to The Artiste. The Artiste would taunt Jimny and Kofi before eating a dropkick from Jey Uso, giving him a sign of life. Jey would make the tag to Kofi just as English would tag in the Gentleman and Kofi would jump out of the building knocking Gallagher down with two clotheslines and following it up with a dropkick. Gallagher rolls to the corner using the ropes to help him up but there is Kingston again this time landing a monkey flip. Gotch charges from the apron and Kofi Ducks a clothesline before landing a TROUBLE IN PARADISE. He then turns back around, runs towards the ropes and lands a BOOM DROP ON GENTLEMAN JACK! He goes for a pin, getting a two count as English breaks it up.

    He pulls Kofi up by his dreads and starts wailing up him with forearms to the back. He then whips Kofi off the ropes who comes back ducking a clothesline. English turns and gets a double SUPERKICK from the Usos. English rolls out of the ring and Gotch runs to check on him. Jey lowers the top rope as Jimmy flies over taking out English and Gotch. Jimmy’s brother joins on him on the outside and the two high five. Just then….


    *Southern Proud*


    THE REVIVAL ARE HERE! The tag team champions start to make their way down the ramp and The Usos are ready for them. Kofi sees this developing and is trying to get his partners attention for a tag but from behind Gallagher grabs his pants and rolls him up for a three count!


    Winners: The Vaudevillains & Jack Gallagher


    The Usos share disappointment as The Revival start to retrieve up the ramp, laughing as they just tricked The Usos.


    Phillips

    With an assist from The Revival, Jack Gallagher and The Vaudevillians pull out the victory.


    JBL

    Clearly The Revival are in the heads of The Usos as they completely ignored Kingston inside the ring.


    Phillips

    Inexperience tagging together will do that to you.


    We see the Usos apologizing to Kofi inside the ring before we cut backstage.


    *Backstage Area*


    The camera shows Paige walking calm and collected down the hallway, heading to the ring.


    Phillips

    You’re looking at the Anti-Diva Paige who is in action next!


    *Commercial Break*


    *Stars in the Night*


    The crowd erupts in excitement as skipping out from behind the curtains is the former WWE Women’s Champion.


    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall, introducing first from Manchester, England...Paigggeee!


    Phillips

    Paige is scheduled for action here tonight, once again to claim that ring as he house.


    JBL

    I hate to break it to Paige but it's no longer her house. It was foreclosed and now Emma is the rightful owner.


    *Real Deal*


    Speaking of Emma the WWE Women's Champion appears wearing street clothes.


    Phillips

    It looks like we’re going to have some company.


    JBL

    I love it! Finally a change of pace from listening to you all night.


    We watch Emma join the two gentlemen at ringside. She waves to Tom as JBL shakes hands with her.


    JBL

    Glad to have you with us champ!


    Emma

    I’m happy to be here.


    Phillips

    This is a bit of a surprise. What brings you here?


    There is a sight pause as the champion makes eye contact with her foe. She then turns to Tom.


    Emma

    I’m the champion Tom; I can do what I want. No explanation is needed.


    Phillips

    Just doing my job.


    Emma

    Terribly I might add.


    *Rush of Power*


    To little reaction appears Summer Rae. She does a little twirl before walking down the ramp.


    Phillips

    It's Summer Time! Summer Rae returning from injury.


    JBL

    Remember Paige was the one to injure Summer Rae. She will be looking for revenge tonight.


    Phillips

    Emma...your thoughts on Summer Rae?


    Emma

    She’s good but not better than me of course.


    Phillips

    You sound very self-centered.


    Emma

    It's all about me, I am champion after all.


    Match 3: Paige vs. Summer Rae


    In her return we saw a more aggressive Summer Rae but in the end it was the same result as a few weeks ago. Summer would tap to the PTO and this time Paige would release the hold a bit quicker thanks to Emma sliding in and forcing the release of the submission maneuver.


    Winner: Paige


    The crowd boos as Evil Emma struts around a weakened Paige. Emma starts to scream “It's all about me” before delivering a punt to the ribs of Paige that rung out throughout the arena. Emma slowly brings Paige back up to a vertical base before planting her with a FISHERMAN DRIVER! The crowd boos as the champion collects her title before stepping up and on Paige before leaving the ring with Real Deal playing her out.


    Phillips

    An unwarranted attack from Emma. Emma stated it’s all about her and tonight she showcased that.


    JBL

    Would you have been saying this last week if Paige got her hands on Emma after her match? I think not.


    We see Emma raise her championship, taunting the nearby fans along the ramp, while inside the ring Paige is hurting.


    *Backstage Area*


    From a TV screen the camera zooms out and we see Nick Kennedy and John Cena both watching what transpired moments ago. Cena makes a face towards his general manager.


    Cena

    She has quite the mean streak.


    Kennedy

    (laughs)

    It's like a thousand times worse when she's with me.


    Kennedy hangs his head and Cena looks unsure what to say and there a few moments of awkward silence.


    Kennedy

    (laughs)

    I still love her tho.


    He lightly chuckles as Cena looks uncomfortable and Kennedy notices coughing before changing the subject.


    Kennedy

    So you must be happy it's over with The Shield?


    Cena

    Are things ever really “over” with The Shield?


    Kennedy

    Well...I think it's over. That was a pretty convincing win last week.


    Cena nods in agreement.


    Kennedy

    So if I think it's over and you think it’s somewhat over with The Shield I'm a bit confused as to why you're here John.


    Cena

    Let's just say 2016 has not been too kind to me, especially since you became in charge of Monday Night Raw.


    Kennedy

    (slightly deflated)

    Oh…


    Cena taps him on the back.


    Cena

    Not putting the blame on you. It has nothing to do with you. You're doing an excellent job.


    He gives Kennedy a thumbs up which brightens the 26 year old’s mood.


    Cena

    I just want to end 2016 on a high note which is why I'm dressed for action tonight, even though I'm not scheduled for anything.


    Kennedy notices.


    Cena

    What I'm trying to say is...put me in coach, I'm ready to play!


    It would seem odd that a decorated superstar like Cena would be begging for a match, but Kennedy shrugs.


    Kennedy

    I will say I figured you would want a week off after what has happened the last few weeks with The Shield, but if you want a match you’ll get one.


    The crowd cheers as Cena fist pumps.


    Kennedy

    Now I just need to find you a worthy opponent.


    A cough can be heard off-screen which causes the camera to zoom out as we see The Show-Off Dolph Ziggler who gets a huge pop from the crowd.


    Ziggler

    I couldn't help but overhear the conversation between you two and John I couldn't agree more, 2016 has not been kind to not only you, but me as well. So what do you say John. You and I in that ring doing what we do best.


    The crowd cheers as a smile forms on the leader of CeNations face.


    Cena

    Sounds like a great match to me, but I don't make the decisions around here.


    Both men look at Kennedy at without hesitation...


    Kennedy

    Your John Cena’s opponent tonight!


    The crowd roars as Ziggler nods.


    Cena

    Alright! Some friendly competition! May the best man win.


    Cena sticks out his his as Ziggler looks at Cena and puts out his hand. Cena goes to shake it but Ziggler pulls it away and chuckles.


    Ziggler

    Gotcha!


    Ziggler swaggers off as Cena points at him.


    Cena

    You got me!


    Kennedy looks on pleased as Raw goes to commercial.


    *Commercial Break*


    *Backstage Area*


    Back from commercial break we see Renee Young backstage in the interview pit.


    Young

    Please welcome my guest at this time Baron-


    Her sentence trails off as a look of confusion is written on her face and for good reason as The Best in the World Chris Jericho appears. He looks at Renee with a smirk on his face.


    Jericho

    I think we’ve heard enough from Baron Corbin after last week.

    (pauses)

    Plus he has a huge match this week, a match I will closely be paying attention to. So close attention that I will be ringside tonight to watch.


    He looks at Renee waiting for some type of response but before the words can formulate he cuts her off.


    Jericho

    Baron Corbin is walking around Raw like he's the next big thing. Sure, he's been impressive in his short time here in WWE, but try doing this for years, better yet try decades…

    (pauses)

    In case you missed it Renee that's with a ‘s’ attached to it.


    She nods motioning that she got it.


    Jericho

    All I've heard about since Nick Kennedy and his stupid idiot friend Alex Maverick took over the WWE in the tail-end of summer was New Era this and New Era that, well I've been through plenty of eras. I've seen them all from the Goldberg to The Rock and Stone Cold to John Cena and Randy Orton. They eventually flame out, but Chris Jericho lives on bay-bay!


    Jericho goes from excitement to a laser focus.


    Jericho

    Which is why I am the best in the world at what I do. So Baron thinks he can compete with the likes of Randy Orton that's fine, because just like Corbin, Randy is below me. I will once again hold the WWE Championship and no one will be able to stop me. Not Baron Corbin…

    (pauses)

    ...but more importantly not Randy Orton.


    Jericho confidently walks off the set leaving my Renee at a lost as we go back ringside.


    *Ringside*


    *Ten*


    We see The Perfect Ten Tye Dillinger in the ring with a microphone in his hand waiting for his cue.


    Dillinger

    I think the superstars in the back know the deal...Who’s my next victory?!?!?


    Phillips

    And I thought Chris Jericho was cocky.


    JBL

    When you take on mystery opponents every week and continue to pull out impressive victories you have a right to be cocky.


    Dillinger faces the ramp staying loose inside the ring; waiting until…


    *Man With A Plan*


    Somewhat surprised is Dillinger along with the WWE Universe as it seems like The Brian Kendrick will answer the call to this week's challenge.


    Phillips

    It looks like The Brian Kendrick is answering the call. Maybe this will grab the attention of Eva Marie.


    JBL

    I have a lot of respect for The Brian Kendrick, but has he seen what others have done against Tye Dillinger? No one up to this point has come close to defeating the Perfect Ten.


    Phillips

    Kendrick is very motivated. Not only is this an opportunity to show Eva Marie he still has plenty left in the proverbial tank, this is a chance to show the WWE Universe he is still a player here on Monday Night Raw.


    TBK gets inside the ring and stretches for a few moments before he motions to the referee that he is ready to go. The ref is ready to go and goes to motion for the bell, but Dillinger stops him. The Perfect Ten then looks at Kendrick.


    Dillinger

    Brian…what are you doing?


    Kendrick seems confused as Dillinger shakes his head.


    Dillinger

    Brian I have a lot of respect for you and I understand you want to prove to everyone that you still have it takes to compete, but not like this.


    The crowd boos as Kendrick doesn’t seem too pleased that he’s being talked down to.


    Dillinger

    It’s not fair to you and it’s not fair to me. I don’t want to embarrass you in front of all these people.


    The crowd lets out an “oh” as the Man with a Plan shakes his head in frustrated at the slight diss.


    Dillinger

    Now go….run along. You’re the Man with a Plan, I’m sure you’ll figure something out.


    Dillinger pats Kendrick on the shoulder like a teacher giving a kid advice. Kendrick ponders for a few moments as the WWE Universe starts a no chant. The Perfect Ten continues to talk to Kendrick, though the microphones can’t pick it up. Kendrick starts to nod in agreement and pats Dillinger on the back as a huge smile appears on his face.


    Dillinger

    The Brian Kendrick every-


    BAM! The Brian Kendrick smacks Tye Dillinger with a right hand that knocks down the Perfect Ten. A yes chant breaks out as Dillinger gathers himself and takes a few steps back from a fired up Kendrick. A look of anger appears on Tye’s face and he tells the referee he is ready to go. Kendrick nods that he is ready to go and this match is underway!


    Match 4: Tye
    Dillinger vs. The Brian Kendrick


    Match Summary: According to JBL that was a huge mistake from TBK and Dillinger will make him pay which he does as he quickly charges and tackles TBK in the corner before hammering him with punches followed by stomps. Kendrick is seated on the ground before the aggressive Dillinger is forced out of the corner by the referee before the five count. Dillinger than grabs Kendrick whips him into the opposite corner. Kendrick hits hard as Dillinger comes flying in, but Kendrick is able to get both feet up into the face of his opponent who stumbles a few steps back. Kendrick then waits for a dazed Dillinger to get close to him before cradling his head and planting a Tornado DDT. The crowd goes wild as Kendrick goes into the pin getting a two count. The Brian Kendrick wastes little time as he assist Dillinger up to a vertical base before whipping him into the ropes. The Perfect Ten bounces off the ropes and right into a patented leg lariat from Kendrick. Tye quickly rolls out of the ring as the instant offense of Kendrick has caught him off guard. Kendrick seems rejuvenated inside the ring and the crowd is somewhat behind the former Tag Team Champion. Kendrick runs off the ropes and comes joining The Perfect Ten on the outside nailing him with a Suicide Dive. Even in his older age Kendrick is pulling out all the risks. This is his coming out party right now and unfortunately Dillinger is the recipient.


    Kendrick is able to grab Dillinger and toss him underneath the bottom rope. Kendrick gets on the apron and into the ring as we see Dillinger pleading with the ref to control Kendrick. Dillinger then uses the referee as a shield which also distracts the referee gets up and POKES KENDRICK IN THE EYES BEFORE SETTING HIM UP AND CONNECTING WITH A TYE-BREAKER, much to the dismay of the crowd who gives tremendous heat to the Perfect Ten as he goes into a lateral press and gets the three count for the victory!


    Winner: Tye Dillinger


    “Ten” hits and Dillinger get his arms raised by the referee. To add insult to injury Dillinger with his foot kicks Kendrick out of the ring and onto the outside.


    Phillips

    I’m all for these Perfect Ten Open Challenges, but if Tye Dillinger is going to cheat his way to victory that isn’t right. Prove you are really a Perfect Ten, not a tainted ten.


    JBL

    Sounds like you have a problem with Tye Dillinger. Are you going to be his next challenger?


    Phillips

    No...no… I’m fine right here. I appreciate the talent Tye Dillinger is and the open challenge helps showcase that talent, but there is no need to use tactics like that.


    *Backstage Area*


    We see the WWE Women’s Champion Emma who seems to be in a happy mood. She looks over and that happy mood fades as the camera pans out to a few workers who seem to be whispering and looking over at her.


    Emma

    (anger)

    You have something to say?!?!


    The workers scurry off as Emma shakes her head in frustration.


    ??? (O.S.)

    I do!


    Into the frame appears the Raw GM who doesn’t seem too pleased. Emma turns on a smile and goes to hug Kennedy.


    Emma

    Hey baby-


    Kennedy puts his hand up blocking the hug and the sweet talk of bae.


    Kennedy

    Listen…

    (pauses)

    As Raw GM and as your boyfriend I can’t condone your actions from earlier tonight. I’m not upset, but I am disappointed.

    (sighs)

    I know you have the reputation of being evil….


    Evil Emma chant breaks out on cue.


    Kennedy

    …but I know you have a sweet side to you. I want the WWE Universe to see that side of you.


    He starts to caress her shoulder.


    Kennedy

    What do you say?

    Emma pauses for a few moments before shaking her head.


    Emma

    No!


    Kennedy seems taken back as Emma gets right in her face.


    Emma

    I didn’t become champion by being soft. I became champion by being myself which is “evil”. So you may be disappointed in me, but I don’t change for anyone. In the end, it’s all about me.

    (scoffs)

    I guess we’re done!


    She turns and flips her hair into the face of Kennedy with some attitude. He appears to be speechless as she storms off before the camera pans to another portion of the backstage area where we see Dolph Ziggler heading towards the ring.


    Phillips

    Up next a little friendly competition before two former Team Cena teammates as the Show-Off Dolph Ziggler will be facing John Cena.


    *Commercial Break*


    We see a beat-up Kendrick walking backstage. He is clearly distraught as he slowly walks with his head looking down on the ground. He continues to walk and we can hear the sound of heels clicking on the ground. They stop as Kendrick looks up as we see Eva with her luggage. She looks at Kendrick and shakes her head in frustration before leaving.


    *Announce Table*


    Phillips

    A rough night for relationships all around. We saw conflict developing between the A-Listers, mainly The Miz and Alberto Del Rio. Emma and Nick Kennedy arguing before the commercial break. Now Eva Marie walking out on The Brian Kendrick.


    JBL

    And I thought I had some rocky relationships.


    *Here To Show The World*


    The Rupp Arena’s roof nearly explodes as Dolph Ziggler swaggers out from behind the curtains. Even with his recent struggles he still has a smile on his face before turning around and shaking his hips atop the ramp.


    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from Hollywood, Florida weighing two hundred and eighteen pounds…Dolph Zigggggler!


    Phillips

    Dolph Ziggler ready for action here tonight taking on his good friend John Cena in what they are calling friendly competition.


    JBL

    I’m one who doesn’t believe in friendly competition. Sport Entertainment is about winning and losing. It’s not about making friends. You win, you climb the ladder, and you win championships.


    Phillips

    Both competitors here tonight have had championship success.


    JBL

    And yet here they both are in 2016 struggling since Nick Kennedy came in control of Raw.


    *The Time Is Now*


    Cheers come from the Kentucky crowd as John Cena comes out full of energy. He pulls out a navy blue towel that matches his shirt. The towel reads “Never Give Up” which he displays to the camera before tossing it to a lucky fan in the WWE Universe before running down the ramp.


    JoJo

    His opponent from West Newbury, Massachusetts weighing two hundred and fifty one pounds….Johnnn Cennna!


    Phillips

    With The Shield in his rear view John Cena now focuses on ending 2016 on a few high notes, building momentum towards 2017.


    Match 5: Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena


    Match Summary: The two former teammates give the WWE Universe a good showing. Cena in the early going had the upper hand but Ziggler's athleticism would shine through especially in this match getting multiple two counts after a Jumping Spike DDT and a Fame-asser. After the near fall Dolph situates himself in the corner and like the great Shawn Michaels starts to tune up the band while Cena is recovering. When Cena turns Dolph goes for a superkick which Cena catches before tripping Ziggler up and attempting to lock in the STF. Ziggler kicks him off driving Cena into the corner. Ziggler springs up and charges into that same corner only to miss the Stinger Splash landing hard on the top turnbuckle. He turns around into two flying shoulder blocks followed by the Spin-Out Powerbomb. Cena then bounces off the rope hitting a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Ziggler holds his face while Cena gets in ready position. He hoists The Show-Off onto his shoulder. Sensing danger Ziggler fires a series of elbows before sliding off and jumping on the back of Cena locking in a SLEEPER HOLD. Cena with great awareness back pedals and slams Ziggler twice into the corner which helps release the hold. Both men are favoring their respective hurting body parts but it is Ziggler who is able to get back into the match and land the SUPERKICK before falling into the pin but only getting the two count.


    Ziggler can’t believe it and does a double take towards the ref. The ref confirms it was only a two. Ziggler hobbles to the corner as fatigue has set in. He begins to climb to the top rope but before he can settle in here comes Cena exploding into the TV frame firing with a right hand. He connects with another one that knocks Ziggler off balance, splitting his legs on the top turnbuckle. Both men are in the danger zone as Cena scales the top rope. He then tries to suplex Ziggler who is holding on for dear life. Ziggler delivers a few desperate right hands into the ribs of Cena who is forced to release the suplex hold. Dolph delivers a head-butt that knocks Cena down to the mat. Ziggler is slightly dazed after the head-butt but once again finds himself on the top rope. Cena is up and Ziggler goes for a cross-body into a pin-NO CENA ROLLS THROUGH AND WORKS HIMSELF TO A VERTICAL BASE STILL HOLDING ON TO ZIGGLER. HE THEN LIFTS ZIGGLER TO HIS SHOULDERS BEFORE HITTING AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT. CENA HOOKS BOTH LEGS AND GETS A THREE COUNT!


    Winner: John Cena


    Cena looks somewhat fatigue but he is finally able to gather himself and get his hand raised by the referee in victory.


    Phillips


    John Cena pulls out the victory here tonight in a good back and forth match. There was nothing friendly about this one as both men gave it their all.


    JBL

    Ziggler throughout this match look like he had it, but in the end John Cena was just the better competitor here tonight.


    Phillips

    Even though Ziggler fell short in this one he did have a good showing.


    Speaking of Ziggler we see him in the ring clearly frustrated by the lost. Cena notices and starts to approach Dolph who picks himself up off of the mat. Cena sticks out his hand and tells Ziggler “good match, you’ll get it next time”. Ziggler still looks frustrated as he stares down the hand of Cena. The crowd is starting to buzz as Cena is waiting for Ziggler to shake his hand. Finally after a few more dramatic moments, Ziggler shakes his hand and Cena shows Ziggler some love by raising both of their hands high in the air as My Time is Now plays again.


    Phillips

    Great example of sportsmanship by John Cena tonight.


    The Raw main event graphic appears as we see Baron Corbin on one side and Randy Orton on the other.


    Phillips

    The Lone Wolf Baron Corbin wants better competition and he gets it tonight in the WWE Champion The Viper Randy Orton.


    JBL

    Baron Corbin is a heck of an athlete, but he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Randy Orton is not only the WWE Champion; he’s a future Hall of Famer. Whatever the outcome is this is sure to be a hard hitting affair.


    Phillips

    That match is up next!


    *Commercial Break*


    We see a graphic for Raw Talk.


    Phillips

    Tonight on Raw Talk with Renee Young and Nick Kennedy they will be joined by The Revival, Dolph Ziggler and the winner of the main event, either Randy Orton or Baron Corbin. Stay tuned after Raw tonight, you won’t want to miss it!


    *Superhuman*


    Rupp Arena fills with boos as to a slow walk from behind the curtains appears Baron Corbin. He walks down the ramp as he is getting verbal abuse from the nearby fans, but he keeps on walking as he is ready to prove himself.


    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from Kansas City, Missouri weighing two hundred and eighty five pounds…Barooon Corbin!


    Phillips

    Baron Corbin believes he has been disrespected by Nick Kennedy, who hasn’t been giving Baron Corbin enough competition. Corbin believes he should be placed on a higher pedestal.


    JBL

    That pedestal is with the likes of Chris Jericho and Randy Orton, established names here in WWE. Who can blame Corbin? An Andre The Giant Battle Royale winner and a man who defeated John Cena a few weeks ago.


    Phillips

    The Lone Wolf is the future no doubt about it, but is the future here now? Tonight’s match against Randy Orton should give us that answer.


    *Break The Walls Down*


    A mixed reaction from the WWE Universe as Chris Jericho walks down the ramp. He looks at Baron Corbin who challenges Jericho to step into the ring, however Jericho declines and just smirks at Baron Corbin. He goes around the ring and takes a seat by the broadcasting table, but does not get on commentary.


    *Voices*


    Pop of the night goes to the WWE Champion who makes his way down to the ring with the prestigious championship around his right shoulder.


    JoJo

    His opponent from St. Louis, Missouri weighing two hundred and fifty pounds…Randy Orton!


    Phillips

    Randy Orton requested this match after what Corbin said about him last week. You better believe not only will Orton be focused on The Lone Wolf, but also on the former WWE Champion, the man he beat at Survivor Series, Chris Jericho who is here with us a ringside.


    He gets into the ring and stares down Corbin before climbing the rope and holding his title high in the air as he stares down Jericho.


    Main Event: Baron Corbin vs. Randy Orton


    Match Summary: We jump towards the end of this match. Both men have had good back and forth with Orton getting the better of Corbin the early going, but Corbin coming back and dominating this match-up opening the eyes of the WWE Universe and possibly Nick Kennedy. Corbin just landed a choke slam backbreaker on Orton getting a two count and now has Orton up to a vertical base. He tries to toss him into the ropes, but Orton counters and hits his vintage inverted backbreaker. The Lone Wolf is hurting and quickly rolls towards the ropes and uses them to help get him back to a vertical base. The Viper charges and clotheslines Corbin up and over the top rope. The WWE Champion takes a few moments and then rolls outside and right in front of the announce table. He stares down Jericho who has been soaking this match in. When Orton turns Corbin lands a huge right hand that stuns The Viper. CORBIN THEN GRABS ORTON AND TOSSES HIM INTO JERICHO AS BOTH MEN TUMBLE TO THE GROUND! Corbin then rolls back into the ring and regains his breath as the referee starts to count. Through all the chaos Orton is able to get back to his feet and get himself up on the apron. Corbin grabs Orton by the head and tries to toss him back in but the Apex Predator counters with a neck breaker across the top rope. Corbin stumbles backwards and Orton gets halfway into the ring. FROM BEHIND CHRIS JERICHO GRABS THE ANKLE OF ORTON! The ref is distracted by Corbin. Orton is able to push Jericho off him and Y2J lands back first onto the mat. Orton is in the ring and WALKS RIGHT INTO THE END OF DAYS FROM CORBIN! CORBIN PINS THE WWE CHAMPION AND GETS A THREE COUNT! Corbin pulls off an upset!


    Winner: Baron Corbin


    No emotion from Corbin he looks down at Orton with a cocky smirk. He felt like he deserved to be in a moment like this and he proved it tonight just pinning the WWE Champion.


    Phillips

    With an assist from Chris Jericho, Baron Corbin continues his spectacular run and just pinned the WWE Champion.


    JBL

    He pinned John Cena two weeks ago and now just pinned the WWE Champion! I think it’s time the WWE Universe starts to recognize the talent and the hunger of the Lone Wolf.


    Phillips

    The question may have been answer. The future is here and that is evident tonight as Baron Corbin just pinned the WWE Champion.


    The action is not over. In the ring we see Chris Jericho slide in and look down at the fallen WWE Champion. He is talking a lot of smack to Orton who still doesn’t seem to know what hit him. The camera shows Corbin back into the ring. He stalks Jericho who is still too busy trash talking his opponent in a few weeks. He turns around END OF DAYS FROM CORBIN ON JERICHO! The crowd boos even more as now Corbin is emotional, getting loud and pounding his chest!


    JBL

    We talked about the Corbin being on the same pedestal as Chris Jericho and Randy Orton, if people don’t place him there, Corbin just asserted himself in the spot. What a statement!


    Corbin leaves the ring as we see both Jericho and Orton both hurting inside the ring as Raw fades to black.


    Raw Talk


    We cut to Raw Talk where we see Renee Young with Raw General Manager Nick Kennedy to the camera right. Both greet the WWE Universe with a smile.


    Young

    Welcome to Raw Talk! I’m Renee Young alongside me, the man in charge Nick Kennedy.

    (pauses)

    What a whirlwind of emotion tonight here on Monday Night Raw, from the very start of the show, to the ending we just saw as Baron Corbin defeated Randy Orton and then flattened Chris Jericho with a statement End of Days.


    Kennedy

    There’s only a few weeks left in 2016, everyone and I mean everyone is trying to build momentum heading into 2017.


    Young

    Speaking of 2016 with it coming to a close how do you feel you’ve done as the general manager of Monday Night Raw.


    Kennedy

    I understand why Raw has had so many general managers in the past.

    (laughs)

    It’s literally a 24/7 job. I started in August of this year, hit the ground running. There were a few hurdles along the way as me as Ms. McMahon was butting heads a bit, but now I have her full support. The WWE Universe seems to support me as well.


    Young

    What about the superstars?


    Kennedy

    You would have to ask them. I like to think they all support me, because I support each and every one of them, one hundred percent. From the Social Outcasts to WWE Champion Randy Orton to No Way Jose down in NXT whose rights belong to Monday Night Raw. I support everyone and want everyone to succeed.


    Young

    Well speaking of succeeding-


    Renee pauses and raises an eyebrow as Kennedy turns his chair around and immediately face palms. He shakes his head in frustration before sighing and looking up.


    Kennedy

    What did I tell you ladies last week?


    The Iconic Duo for the second straight week joins the Raw Talk set, clearly uninvited.


    Kay

    (to Peyton)

    Um…did I just hear that correctly Peyton? Did he say he wants everyone to succeed?


    Royce

    He did say that!


    Kay

    Yet…here we are, another week of Raw being less than iconic. And why?


    Royce

    Why Billie?


    Kay

    Because we are not a part of Monday Night Raw!


    Royce

    A-frigging-men!


    Both women give angry looks at the Raw General Manager who tries his best to keep his composure, which is easier said than done. He softly smiles at both ladies.


    Kennedy

    Ladies, I respect your talent. I originally drafted because of that talent and later fell in love with your talent as well Billie which is why I traded for you.


    Both ladies turn towards each other smiling and praising each other by doing their signature hand gestures and loving each other’s presence.


    Kennedy

    However…I will not keep putting up with these antics. Your time will come and I can guarantee that.


    The Iconic Duo roll their eyes.


    Royce

    We told you we don’t do patient.


    Kennedy puts his hand up to stop them from talk.


    Kennedy

    Can I have security please?


    Now the Iconic Duo are angry! Security starts to escort that Iconic Duo off the set as Renee Young waves goodbye as they are seen leaving the screen. Kennedy makes sure they are gone before turning back to Renee and smiling.


    Kennedy

    I won’t be getting a Christmas gift from them anytime soon.


    The two laugh.


    Kennedy

    Can we get to our first guest please?


    Young

    Yes, he’s been waiting on the side please welcome The Show-Off… Dolph Ziggler!


    Dolph gets on the set and seems slightly dejected. He slumps into his seat and Kennedy pats him on the back.


    Kennedy

    Tough loss out there tonight.


    Ziggler doesn’t respond. Both Renee and Nick share a look before she awkwardly coughs.


    Young

    Um…Dolph you clearly aren’t your-


    Ziggler

    I’m sorry Renee I’m gonna cut you off.


    Young

    Ah o-o-okay.


    Ziggler

    With 2016 coming to a close I realized I’ve been with the WWE for ten years. For ten years, I’ve given my blood, sweat and tears for this business. I’ve been loved, I’ve been hated, I’ve been in the spotlight, and I’ve been pushed to the side.

    (pauses)

    Tonight I went up against one of the best in John Cena. To him, it may have been friendly competition, but to me it meant so much more. For ten years I have loved this industry and never saw life outside of this industry, but tonight…

    (pauses)

    …tonight I didn’t love what I was doing.


    Both Kennedy and Young seem quite shock at what is coming out of Ziggler’s mouth. He shakes his head in frustration.


    Ziggler

    Maybe we truly are in a “New Era” and maybe I shouldn’t be a part of it.


    Ziggler places his microphone off the table before quickly walking off the set clearly riding emotions. Young and Kennedy seem to be absorbing all this information.


    Young

    Like I said a whirlwind of emotion tonight. What do you make of that Nick?


    Kennedy

    I think this just goes to show you the ups and downs of a WWE Superstar. It’s not easy. I have tremendous respect for Dolph Ziggler. He goes out there every night and shows-off. To see him like that, so dispirited, it’s hard to watch.


    Young

    Last week I interviewed The Big Show and he also seemed to be reevaluating his future in the business as well.


    Kennedy

    I will say I did talk to Big Show this past weekend, gave him this week off to try and gather himself. Like I said there are so many up and downs as a WWE superstar, it can become not only physically, but emotionally draining as well.


    Young

    Well I’m sure like you I do not want to see any of them leave us here in WWE and hope both men can bounce back.

    Kennedy nods.


    Young

    Switching gears please welcome our next guest at this time they are the WWE Tag Team Champions, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder…The Revival!


    Unlike Dolph these guys are full of confidence as they strut in proudly showcasing their WWE Tag Team Titles. They plop on chairs right next to the Raw GM. Dawson playfully slaps Wilder in the arm.


    Dawson

    Finally they realized that this program would be better with the Top Guys!


    Wilder

    As the great Rodney Dangerfield said I get no respect.


    Kennedy

    Well you guys are here now and we are happy to have you here.


    Wilder

    As you should be hoss.


    Dawson

    I just want to address something before continuing on.


    Kennedy

    Go ahead the floor is yours.


    Dawson

    We heard Dolph Ziggler come out here all pouty and upset saying he may not have it anymore and we have an opinion on that.


    Wilder

    (nodding)

    Yes…we do!

    (pauses)

    He’s completely right! He doesn’t have it anymore!


    Dawson

    He should be lucky Dash and I are tag team specialist and not single competitors. He wouldn’t be mulling retirement, he would be retired already.


    Wilder

    We represent the New Era he talks about. We turned the NXT Tag Team Titles into WWE Tag Team Titles in our first ever WWE Network Pay per View. We own the tag team division. We’re top guys for a reason. The sooner these vets in the locker-room understand that the easier we’ll be on them inside the ring.


    Young

    When you say vets you’re talking about veterans like The Usos?


    Dawson

    Usos…The Golden Truth…Social Outcasts…The New Day you name them, we’ll take each and every one of them down.

    (pauses)

    Oh wait…we already have.


    Kennedy

    Scott…Dash…I get what you’re saying; you guys have proved yourself in a short amount of time. You defeated arguably two of the best tag teams we’ve seen in the WWE in the past ten years in The New Day and The Usos, but is it possible that The Usos have your number?


    The Revival seem confused by the question.


    Kennedy

    At Survivor Series The Usos eliminated you guys, then tonight they were willing to fight and yet you backed off.


    Wilder

    (chuckles)

    A broken clock is at least right twice a day. The Usos may have had the upper-hand against us at Survivor Series, but no way will that happen again.


    Dawson

    Especially with…

    (slaps the titles)

    …these on the line.


    Young

    I love the confidence but I’m with Nick on this one. The Usos may have your number.


    Both men shake their heads in disagreement.


    Dawson

    We’re not only the best tag team here in the WWE; we’re the best team in the world. If you don’t believe us…

    (turns to Kennedy)

    …put us in a match next week so we can prove it once again.


    Kennedy

    Be careful what you wish for fellas…


    Wilder

    We’re not scared. Top guys…out!


    With that the WWE Tag Team Champions swagger off the Raw Talk set. Young waits until they leave to start talking.


    Young

    Cocky much?


    Kennedy

    I hate to say it but they have every right to be. They’ve tore through every team here on Monday Night Raw. If they beat The Usos on the first Raw of 2017, I don’t know who can take them down.


    Young

    That first Raw of 2017 is shaping up to be quite the show and I’m excited as is the WWE Universe.


    Kennedy

    As a general manager and a fan I’m excited as well.


    Young

    Moving on the main event tonight featured WWE Champion Randy Orton taking on The Lone Wolf Baron Corbin. It was a back and forth affair, until action spilled to the outside. Corbin would toss Orton into the former WWE Champion Chris Jericho. Whether on purpose or not Jericho would take exception and would grabs the ankle of Randy Orton who was trying to get back into the ring. The distraction not caught by the referee would be the turning point as Corbin would hit the End of Days.

    (pauses)

    Nick what did you think of that outcome?


    Kennedy

    I called out Baron Corbin last week. I wanted him to prove something.


    Young

    Did he do that?


    Kennedy

    Absolutely not! Once again, distractions help Baron Corbin win. That’s how he defeated John Cena and that is how he defeated Randy Orton tonight.


    Young

    It’s not Baron’s fault though. Yes, he has been the beneficiary of the distractions, but it’s not like The Miz and the A-Listers where these guys are aligned with him and go out of their way to help him, especially Chris Jericho. He received an End of Days after the match was over courtesy of The Lone Wolf.


    Kennedy

    That’s true, but you asked if he proved anything and the answer is simply no.


    Young

    I’m sure Baron Corbin will have to a lot to say about that. Please welcome him at this time.


    In comes The Lone Wolf who is a giant compared to Nick Kennedy. He stares Kennedy down and Kennedy just ignores him staring away from Corbin. The Lone Wolf can’t help but shake his head and chuckle. He takes a seat and immediately grabs the microphone.


    Corbin

    Now that I’m here you have nothing to say.


    Kennedy continues to look away.


    Corbin

    Guess I’ll just talk for now since our general manager lost his voice all of a sudden.

    (pauses)

    I said I wanted better competition. I was tired of being a B-plus player. Does that sound familiar Renee?


    Young

    (nodding)

    It does. That was the phrase to describe Daniel Bryan.


    Corbin

    And what did Daniel Bryan do? He went up against The Authority and at WrestleMania Thirty he defeated three members of Evolution, three future Hall of Famers and won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.


    Nick Kennedy shakes his head and is fed-up.


    Kennedy

    Are you really comparing yourself to Daniel Bryan right now?


    Corbin

    Yes and I’m also comparing you to The Authority. It makes sense seeing how Stephanie McMahon is the commissioner and your boss.


    Kennedy

    Even on his worse day you could never defeat Daniel Bryan.


    Corbin

    And on your best day you couldn’t defeat me.


    Kennedy

    Well I’m not a trained sports entertainer.


    Corbin

    Yet you talk a lot of crap like one.


    Renee makes a face as she is clearly getting uncomfortable with the verbal jabs back and forth.


    Corbin

    Last week you brought up my football career. You saw it as a failure and it was, but it was also motivation. I tasted what failure was for the first time in my life and I never want to experience it again. That’s why I strive to be the best and considering I’ve defeated two future Hall of Famers in the last couple of week I say I’m well on my way to being on top of the mountain.


    Kennedy

    You may think you belong at the top but you’re not there yet.


    Corbin becomes angry in a hurry. He immediately stands from his chair and slams the microphone onto the table before storming off.


    Young

    I mean…I think he earned it.


    Kennedy gives Renee a look and she shrugs before laughing.


    Young

    Please don’t fire me.


    Kennedy

    No, you’re entitled to your opinion. He’s very close. He wants to be considered for the WWE Championship, I think I have an idea that I will announce next week.


    Young

    Can we at least get a hint before we go?


    Kennedy

    Don’t push it now Renee!


    She snaps her fingers.


    Young

    Darn!

    (pauses)

    Just a reminder that next week Raw will be live in Anaheim, California. A special thanks to our guests. This has been Raw Talk…goodnight from Kentucky!


    Quick Results

    Cesaro & Jack Swagger def. Tyler Breeze & Alberto Del Rio


    The Vaudevillians & Jack Gallagher def. The Usos & Kofi Kingston


    Paige def. Summer Rae


    Tye Dillinger def. The Brian Kendrick


    John Cena def. Dolph Ziggler


    Baron Corbin def. Randy Orton


    Confirmed For Raw 1/2/17


    WWE United States Championship Match

    (A-Listers banned from ringside)

    The Miz © vs. Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro


    Tye Dillinger Open Challenge

    (Anyone can answer challenge)

    Tye Dillinger vs. ???


    WWE Women’s Championship Match

    Paige vs. Emma ©


    WWE Tag Team Championship Match

    The Revival © vs. The Usos


    WWE Championship Match

    Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton ©


    -ICONIC-

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    Smackdown – 12/13/16

    CAPITAL ONE ARENA

    WASHINGTON D.C.

    WWE “Then, Now, Forever” opening video plays.

    “Back From The Dead” by Skillet plays as the Smackdown opening video plays.

    Pyro goes off in the arena and the fans are all on their feet cheering and going crazy.

    Ranallo

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Smackdown! We are just five days away from Payback and things are heating up as we head towards the huge event.

    Graves

    That’s right. After a tumultuous contract signing last week, this week we will see the history of Charlotte and Sasha Banks before their big match for the Womens World Championship, featuring new, never before heard interviews from both of them.

    Ranallo

    And ahead of their battle in the Elimination Chamber, four of the participants will be battling in tag team match as Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns take on Apollo Crews and the Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor.

    “Phenomenal” plays and the crowd goes crazy as AJ Styles comes out.

    Hamilton

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the World Heavyweight Champion, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles!

    Ranallo

    Speaking of the Elimination Chamber, it will be this man who will have to defend his World Heavyweight Championship inside the demonic structure this Sunday.

    Graves

    AJ Styles has been a great champion and taken down all comers. But the odds are not on his side this Sunday to walk out of the Chamber as champion.

    Ranallo

    Five challengers and it can all come down to what number you select to come out. A lot of different factors in this match, but if anyone is ready, it’s AJ Styles.

    Styles gets into the ring and grabs a microphone. The music dies down but the crowd is red hot for Styles, chanting “AJ STYLES!” over and over again loudly.

    Styles

    One year ago, I wasn’t even signed here in WWE. I was over in Japan making waves there with The Club, but I was hoping that soon... one day I’d be standing in the middle of a WWE ring.

    Styles points down to the ring he’s in as the crowd claps.

    That was the ultimate goal for my whole career. And then the Royal Rumble came where I debuted...

    Styles pauses and looks out at a cheering crowd as he smiles.

    And I never looked back. But I wasn’t going to be complacent. I wanted to prove to all of you why people were saying I was such a huge free agent signing. Why I am called the Phenomenal One!

    The crowd cheers as Styles gets passionate.

    In a short amount of time, I faced off against greats like Chris Jericho and John Cena.

    The crowd gives a mixed reaction for the two wrestlers named.

    Six months after my debut, I was drafted at number one to the new Smackdown roster. I was humbled when I found that out, but I knew that now I had to really show Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon that they made the right choice at number one.

    Styles pauses for a second as the crowd cheers.

    And a month later at SummerSlam, I did that when I won the championship tournament and became the NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!

    Styles shows off and points down to the World Title around his waist as the crowd cheers loudly. It then turns into “You Deserve It!” chants, which Styles really appreciates.

    Thank you for that. This is the title I worked for my whole career… but I wasn’t satisfied with just winning it. I wanted to be a fighting champion and prove each and every night why I was the number one pick…

    Styles gets more passionate.

    Why I am called “Phenomenal”…

    Styles gets even more passionate.

    Why I deserve to be called your World Heavyweight Champion and the leader of Smackdown!

    The crowd cheers loudly for the passionate Styles.

    And that’s exactly what I’ve done since then. I have defended this title against all challengers and I have not backed down from any fight…

    Styles pauses for a second and gets a serious look on his face.

    Not even against the dangerous, deranged Bray Wyatt and his family.

    The crowd boos the mention of the Wyatts.

    And while myself and The Club came up short, I am not letting that keep me down. I got right back up and I was ready for the next challenge.

    The crowd cheers Styles for his fighting spirit.

    Now I thought it was going to be a one-on-one match against Bray Wyatt, which I was fine with because one-on-one no one can step to me. In fact, since the draft, I haven’t lost a one-on-one match.

    Styles pauses for a second.

    But then I hear the announcement that I will defend my championship against not just one, but five challengers at Payback. And if that’s not tough enough, it’ll be inside the career altering, destructive Elimination Chamber.

    Styles takes a breath thinking about the challenge in front of him.

    Now I’ll admit… when I heard that my first thought was “did I do something to Alex and Shane to make them angry?”

    The crowd laughs as Styles smiles at his joking comment. He then gets serious again.

    But it doesn’t matter what the reason for the match is. I’m not going to complain like some people would. I said I would be ready for any challenge and while this is more difficult than most, it won’t matter because in the end I will do what I do best… I will show why I’m the best in this ring and walk out STILL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!

    The crowd cheers as Styles hits the World Title around his waist emphatically.

    The Elimination Chamber is an unknown environment for me, but it is for all of my opponents as well. There will be no prior experience factor in this match. It will be all about adapting to the new environment in the moment… and I know I can do that better than opponents.

    Styles puts up his finger.

    In fact, let’s take a look at who my opponents are. First, we have Apollo Crews.

    The crowd cheers.

    An incredible athlete who’s as strong as he is agile. He’s been on the rise lately and making the most of his opportunities. But unfortunately for him, while he has a bright future, this Sunday is not the night for him to take that big leap to the top.

    Styles pauses before moving on.

    Next we have Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns.

    The crowd boos.

    All these two do is whine and complain about how they don’t get what they want… how they don’t get championship opportunities and how our General Manager and Commissioner are out to get them. Yet here’s a fun fact…

    Styles pauses for a second as the crowd waits to see what he’s going to say.

    They are the only two in this match who have had a shot at the World Title this year. And guess what… they both lost to me. Even though it’s not one-on-one like last time, I have no problem giving them something new to complain about after I eliminate the both of them.

    The crowd cheers before Styles moves onto the next opponent.

    Then there’s Bray Wyatt.

    The crowd boos loudly.

    The Eater of Worlds… The New Face of Fear… he has been nothing but a thorn in my side. Bray and his family have targeted me the past few months because I have what he wants. But instead of trying to earn a shot like a normal person, he resorts to smoke and mirrors… mind games… and brutal beatdowns of anyone that stands in his way towards getting his hands on what he deems the “great power.”

    Styles looks down at his title around his waist as the crowd boos. Styles looks right into the camera.

    Well Bray, here is one scenario why I’m glad we will be in the Elimination Chamber. While I know I can beat you one-on-one, I know the Wyatt Family is never far behind. But when we are locked inside that chamber, there is nowhere for you to go and no way for your mindless drones to get in.

    The crowd cheers as Styles smirks at the scenario he just stated.

    We will be locked in and I will deliver a great and powerful forearm right to your mouth and shut your rambling mouth up once and for all!

    The crowd chants “YES!” as they all want to see that. Styles looks out at the crowd and thinks for a second as we all know who the last person is.

    And finally there’s my fellow Club member Finn Balor…

    Styles is cutoff by the WYATT INTRRUPTION VIDEO! The lights dim down so we can only see the screen as Styles in the ring. On the titantron screen, we see Bray Wyatt in his rocking chair in a smoke filled room with the rest of the Wyatt Family surrounding him as the crowd boos loudly.

    Wyatt

    AJ Styles…

    Wyatt pauses as he stares forward.

    You certainly have the heart of a warrior, but your over confidence will be your ultimate downfall.

    Wyatt puts his hands out towards Harper, Rowan and Strowman around him.

    You think I need my family inside the Elimination Chamber to beat you?

    Wyatt does a sinister laugh.

    That steel chamber will be my playground…

    Wyatt points forward.

    And you, AJ, and the other four… well we’re going to play in there.

    Wyatt has a creepy smile on his face as Styles looks uneasy.

    We will play with the chains that I will grate your flesh against…

    Wyatt looks down at the skin on his arm as he uses the opposite hand to slowly run across it with his finger nails.

    We will play with the glass that I will smash your head into…

    Wyatt pauses and laughs a bit.

    And of course my favorite, the steel grate floor that your faces will be driven into when I deliver Sister Abigail to each and every one of you.

    Wyatt sits forward a bit with a serious look on his face now.

    Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Apollo Crews, Finn Balor and you AJ Styles are not my opponents come Sunday…

    Wyatt pauses as he stares forward creepily.

    You will all be my victims in my crusade to finally capturing the great power!

    Wyatt puts his arms out, symbolizing power. He then leans backs a bit in his chair as he rocks a bit with a sinister smirk on his face.

    And if you thought what I’ve done in the past… What I did to Sami Zayn… What I did to you and your pathetic Club…

    Wyatt pauses and clinches his fist with his glove on.

    If you thought that was brutal and vicious…

    Wyatt stares intensely forward with an evil and sinister look in his eyes.

    You haven’t seen anything yet!

    The Wyatt Interruption video plays and the lights go out. The lights come back on and the WYATT FAMILY is at ringside at the bottom of the ramp. Styles puts his title down and gets ready to fight as the crowd is buzzing.

    Ranallo

    The Wyatt Family is here and AJ Styles isn’t backing down.

    Wyatt does a sinister smile at Styles. He gives directions to his family and directs them in either direction of the ring. Harper and Rowan go around one way, while Strowman on the other side slowly, looking to surround the ring.

    Graves

    He should run but I don’t think he can. This isn’t going to end well for the champion.

    Just then, LUKE GALLOWS, KARL ANDERSON AND SHINSUKE NAKAMURA COME RUNNING FROM OUT OF THE CROWD BY THE ANNOUNCE TABLE. They get into the ring on the side of the ring the Wyatts haven’t surrounded yet and stand by Styles as the crowd pops loud.

    Ranallo

    It’s Gallows, Anderson and Nakamura coming to Styles’ aid! These three men have their own issues with the Wyatt Family and they will go head to head on Sunday.

    The Wyatts surround the ring, but Wyatt’s sinister smile has faded now with the numbers now even and not in his advantage. Wyatt directs his family to get on the apron, but before they can, “Smackdown” plays and out comes ALEX MAVERICK ON THE TOP OF THE RAMP.

    Maverick

    WOAH! HOLD ON A SECOND!

    Everyone turns towards Maverick on the stage.

    I won’t have you eight beating the living hell out of each other five days before Payback.

    Maverick pauses for a second as he has an idea.

    But since you guys want to fight, I’m going to make a match.

    All eight men seem intrigued by what the match will be.

    So in tonight’s main event, it’ll be the Wyatt Family’s Luke Harper and Erick Rowan…

    We see the scary deadpan faces of Harper and Rowan as the crowd boos them.

    Taking on for the first time ever, the team of Shinsuke Nakamura…

    We see Nakamura look excited as the crowd cheers for him.

    And the World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles!

    The crowd cheers as Styles nods, really liking the idea.

    And since I know Bray, you and Strowman will be at ringside no matter what I say, we’re going to even the odds and have the Good Brothers Gallows and Anderson at ringside as well.

    Gallows and Anderson like the idea as Wyatt doesn’t seem phased by it.

    Good luck!

    Styles and Nakamura look ready for tonight as Wyatt pulls his family back with a sinister smirk on his face.

    Wyatt

    Off microphone

    Your demise will come later!

    Ranallo

    Alex Maverick may have just somehow prevented two of his matches at Payback from being cancelled after the brawl I’m sure that would’ve broken out.

    Graves

    These men can’t wait for Sunday, but they may not have to with the big tag team main event later tonight. AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura teaming for the first time ever… that’s big!

    Ranallo

    Indeed it is. And speaking of big, this Sunday we will see the Elimination Chamber match take place for the World Championship. Last week we took a special look at some of the participants in the match and we continue that this week. Right now, we will take a look at the “Big Dog” Roman Reigns.

    We cut to a video taking a special look at Roman Reigns:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUmppHkY2p8

    **Commercial Break**

    We return backstage in the hallway where we see Maverick walking back from the ring. Just then, Lana, Rusev and Sheamus come up to him and stop him.

    Maverick

    Can I help you three?

    Lana looks insulted by the question.

    Lana

    Help?!

    Rusev and Sheamus scoff as well.

    The only help you seem to be giving is against us!

    Rusev and Sheamus nod in agreement as Maverick listens, unsure where this is going.

    Last week, you put us at a disadvantage when we went into a 6 Person Tag Team Match without knowing one of our opponents.

    Lana pauses and gets more animated to emphasize her point more.

    We had NO time to prepare properly!

    Maverick looks confused.

    Maverick

    You agreed to the match the week prior…

    Lana cuts Maverick off.

    Lana

    I'm not finished!

    The crowd “ohs” as Maverick doesn't seem too pleased being talked to that way, but he begrudgingly let's Lana continue, who is heated.

    So now because we lost an unfair fight that we weren't prepared for…

    Lana points back to Rusev and Sheamus on either side of her.

    My men, my European Brutes, my champions have to defend their titles against those undeserving idiots Enzo Amore and Big Cass again?!

    Lana tries to comprehend the scenario she just laid out.

    Tell me how that's fair?!

    There's a slight pause before Maverick starts talking in a sarcastic tone.

    Maverick

    Can I speak now?

    Lana isn't entertained by the sarcastic comment.

    Like I was trying to say before, you agreed to that match and its terms. It's not my fault you didn't know Carmella was going to be their partner.

    Lana isn’t happy with the direction the response is going as Maverick continues.

    When we made the match, you said you could take any woman on. I guess that didn't mean someone the caliber of Carmella.

    The crowd “ohs” as Lana, Rusev and Sheamus aren’t fond of the comment.

    Lana

    Look here, that Staten Island trash has nothing on the Ravishing Russian. She's not even in my league.

    The crowd boos as Lana gets cocky, with Rusev and Sheamus backing her up.

    I could easily take her out in a fair fight… one on one…

    Lana points to herself.

    Woman…

    Lana scoffs and then smirks.

    To girl!

    Rusev and Sheamus love the “girl” shot to Carmella as the crowd boos. Maverick then looks like he has an idea.

    Maverick

    That's a great idea!

    Lana’s smirk quickly fades as she didn't expect that answer from Maverick.

    Lana

    Wait… what?!

    Maverick

    You're going to get your chance to prove that in a fair, made in advance fight, you are the better competitor. So tonight, Lana, you will go one on one with Carmella!

    Lana doesn't look too pleased with that decision and neither do Rusev and Sheamus.

    Good luck out there!

    Maverick walks away. Lana looks nervous and a bit angry as Rusev and Sheamus try to calm her.

    We return to ringside.

    Ranallo

    I think Lana just got a bit more than she can chew.

    Graves

    This is an outrage! Lana is not prepared for this match.

    “The Truth Reigns” plays and out comes Roman Reigns to a loud booing crowd, looking ready to fight.

    Hamilton

    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Pensacola, FL, weighing in at 265 pounds, Roman Reigns.

    Ranallo

    Well this man better be prepared for the match that comes before him on Sunday, because Roman Reigns will be one of six men to step into the Elimination Chamber.

    Graves

    Roman Reigns is a former WWE Champion. He led destruction for a long time with the Shield. I think going into a match like this could play to his advantage.

    Ranallo

    It could but first he has a tag team match with his friend Kevin Owens, which was brought about after they interrupted the Intercontinental Championship match last week.

    “Fight” plays and out comes Kevin Owens looking confident as the crowd boos loudly.

    Hamilton

    His partner, from Marieville, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 266 pounds, Kevin Owens.

    Graves

    Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns interrupted the match last week because it should've been one of them getting the title match, not Apollo Crews. In fact, Finn Balor had already accepted the challenge for Owens.

    Ranallo

    That changed when Alex Maverick said that Kevin Owens had his chance the week prior and wanted to give the title match to someone else.

    Graves

    I can't blame Kevin Owens for being furious. He wanted to walk into Payback as Intercontinental Champion and walk out a double champion. Now that won't happen but incan assure you hes focused on this Sunday.

    “Cruise Control” plays and out comes an excited Apollo Crews as the crowd cheers.

    Hamilton

    Their opponents, first, from Stone Mountain, GA, weighing in at 240 pounds, Apollo Crews.

    Ranallo

    Owens and Reigns don't want to look to Sunday just yet, because they will have to contest with this man, Apollo Crews, tonight as well as on Sunday.

    Graves

    I'm sure they are focused. Apollo Crews is one of those guys like Zack Ryder and Becky Lynch that are hand-picked by Alex Maverick because he likes them and people like Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns get screwed over.

    Ranallo

    No matter how you feel, you can't deny the incredible athleticism that Apollo displays. And he wasn't handed an opportunity at the Elimination Chamber. He had the hardest qualification to get in by beating almost the entire roster in an Over The Top Rope Battle Royal.

    “Catch Your Breath” plays and out comes a confident Finn Balor to a standing, cheering crowd. Balor taunts to his music with the crowd as he makes his way down the ramp.

    Hamilton

    And his partner, from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, weighing in at 190 pounds, he is the Intercontinental Champion, Finn Balor.

    Ranallo

    And speaking of qualifications, this man literally put it all on the line in his as he also defended his Intercontinental Championship.

    Graves

    I still think that was a dumb move, but Balor is determined to prove he is the best and he wants to fight each night to prove it. But will that be his downfall come this Sunday? Has he overworked himself to the point he won't be one hundred percent in the Elimination Chamber?

    Ranallo

    You know that won't matter to Finn and he will never give excuses. He's been out to prove he's the workhorse of the WWE and that includes here tonight in this tag team match.

    Kevin Owens & Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor & Apollo Crews

    The match starts with Owens looking to go right after Crews, but Crews sees this coming and gets on the offensive early. Both teams go back and forth, flipping the momentum until Balor and Crews start to take it over. Crews has the match in hand until Reigns hits Crews from behind from the apron as Crews was running off the ropes. Owens and Reigns keep control, tagging in and out, methodically keeping Crews down. Owens gets too cocky and Crews is able to take Owens down with a Jumping Enzuguiri after a burst of energy. Crews and Owens both crawl to their corners and tag in Balor and Reigns respectively. Balor uses his speed and the fact that he's fresh to get right onto Reigns with the attack. Owens tries to run interference, but Balor knocks him off the apron with a forearm before he can. Reigns runs at Balor, but Balor side steps him and sends him face first into the corner. Reigns stumbles out of the corner and Balor runs at Reigns, connecting with the Slingblade. Reigns rolls over to his opponent's corner where Crews is standing on the apron. Balor backs up and measures Reigns as he slowly gets up. Reigns gets up with his back to Balor, sees Crews and smacks him in the face. Crews gets hot and tries to get in the ring to go after Reigns, but the referee quickly comes over to stop him. While the referee is dealing with Crews, Owens sneaks into the ring behind Balor and delivers a LOW BLOW! Balor starts to hunch over in pain as Owens quickly slides out and runs over to the opposite side of the ring. Owens gets to Crews as he's still talking to the referee and pulls him down from the apron and to the floor hard. Back in the ring, Reigns capitalizes off the low blow with a SPEAR TO BALOR! Reigns goes for the cover...1...2...3! Reigns and Owens win!

    Winners: Kevin Owens & Roman Reigns

    Hamilton

    Here are your winners, Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens!

    Graves

    For the second time in three weeks, the team of Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns has pinned Finn Balor! If that doesn't earned them an opportunity at the Intercontinental Championship, then I don't know what will. But first they focus on one of them capturing the World Title.

    Owens and Reigns celebrate up the ramp, with Owens having his arm over Reigns yelling back at Balor, who is still feeling the effects in the ring as Crews goes to check on him.

    Owens

    Off microphone

    I pinned you and now he pinned you. That's twice now!

    Ranallo

    Give the assist this week to the illegal low blow, but Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns pick up the win and have momentum going into Sunday.

    Graves

    That's the referee's fault for not paying attention, but at the Elimination Chamber there are no illegal moves. Anything and everything goes.

    Ranallo

    It certainly will and the champion who will defend his title this Sunday will be in action later tonight. It will be the World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles teaming for the first time ever with Shinsuke Nakamura to take on Luke Harper and Erick Rowan of the Wyatt Family.

    **Commercial Break**

    “Ravishing” plays and out comes Lana, looking somewhat confident as the crowd boos her. Rusev and Sheamus talk her up, building her confidence as they go down the ramp.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, being accompanied by the World Tag Team Champions Rusev and Sheamus, “The Ravishing Russian” Lana.

    Ranallo

    Welcome back to Smackdown as we get ready to see something… well we’ve never seen…

    Graves

    Let me step in Mauro cause you’re doing this wrong. We are about to see Lana’s debut singles match! This is a huge moment in history!

    Ranallo

    Last week we saw Lana in action in a mixed six person tag match. It seemed like before Lana stuck her foot in her mouth and now she will have to compete here tonight.

    “Fabulous” plays and out comes Carmella, moonwalking on the ramp with Enzo Amore and Big Cass by her side. The crowd cheers as Enzo is talking up himself, Cass and Carmella to the crowd as they go down the ramp.

    Hamilton

    Her opponent, being accompanied by Enzo Amore and Big Cass, from Staten Island, NY, Carmella.

    Graves

    You talk about sticking a foot in a mouth, that’s exactly what I wish would happen to Enzo Amore.

    Ranallo

    Enzo and Cass last week introduced Smackdown to the “Princess of Staten Island” Carmella, who did wait long to make an impact as she picked up the win, allowing Enzo and Cass to earn a World Tag Team Championship match at Payback.

    Graves

    So Enzo and Cass can’t get the job done, but Carmella catching Lana off guard gets them a title shot? What has this world come to?

    Carmella (w/ Enzo Amore & Big Cass) vs. Lana (w/ Rusev & Sheamus)

    The match starts with Lana stepping right up to Carmella and catching her off guard with a slap to the face. The crowd “ohs” as they know Lana made a mistake. Carmella turns back to Lana and dropkicks her. Lana rolls to the outside to regroup with Rusev and Sheamus trying to provide words on encouragement. Carmella goes over and starts talking trash to Lana. Sheamus gets up on the apron and gets in Carmella’s face to back up as Rusev takes Lana around the ring. As Carmella is distracted by Sheamus, Lana slides into the ring and clotheslines Carmella from behind hard. Lana starts to stomp on Carmella as the referee is telling Sheamus to get off the apron. Before he can, Enzo gets up on the apron and confronts Sheamus face to face, telling him off. Sheamus then shoves Enzo hard off the apron and to the floor. Cass then comes over and pulls Sheamus off the apron, causing Sheamus to nail his face on the apron. Rusev comes over and tries to catch Cass off guard with the Machka Kick, but Cass catches it. He lets go and nails Rusev with a Big Boot. Back in the ring, Lana yells out “LANA CRUSH!” as she goes for the Accolade, but Carmella won’t allow her to get it fully locked in. Carmella manages to get up with Lana on her back, holding on as she tries to stay in control. Carmella goes backwards into the nearby corner, crashing Lana back first into the corner, relinquishing her grip and falling to the mat in a seated position in the corner. Carmella backs up and runs at Lana, nailing her with the Bronco Buster! Carmella is hyped up now as the crowd cheers her on. Carmella pulls Lana out of the corner and nails her with the FLATLINER INTO THE CODE OF SILENCE! LANA TAPS OUT QUICKLY! Lana wins the match by submission!

    Winner: Carmella

    Hamilton

    Here is your winner, Carmella!

    Ranallo

    Through all the outside activity and shenanigans, Carmella picks up a victory over Lana for the second week in a row.

    Graves

    This is blasphemy! Lana wasn’t prepared for this match and then the big buffoon Cass and the walk headache Enzo Amore distracted the Ravishing Russian.

    Ranallo

    It was Sheamus who started the distracting Corey. But this Sunday, the tables will be flipped as Carmella and Lana will be ringside cheering on their teams in the championship match.

    Graves

    Lana doesn’t cheer, she manages and coaches.

    Ranallo

    Well speaking of championship matches, this Sunday the World Heavyweight Championship will be defended inside the Elimination Chamber. Right now we will take a special look at one of the competitors, the “Prize Fighter” Kevin Owens.

    We cut to a video taking a special look at Kevin Owens:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyPfkaN1Psg

    We cut backstage to see Zack Ryder waiting in the hallway, looking at his phone as the crowd pops for him. Just then, Ryder looks up as he sees Alex Maverick come over. Maverick has a serious look on his face.

    Maverick

    There you are. I've been looking for you. We need to talk.

    Maverick looks up at the door Ryder is near that says “Ladies Room.” Maverick points at the door and looks at Ryder confused.

    What are you doing outside the women's bathroom?

    Maverick pauses for a second.

    Should I be concerned about this?

    The crowd laughs a bit as Ryder looks to assure Maverick.

    Ryder

    No no no. I brought a girl I've been seeing here tonight and I'm just out here waiting for her.

    Maverick looks relieved.

    Maverick

    Oh thank God.

    Maverick then gets serious again.

    Anyway… Zack we need to talk about last week.

    Ryder cuts him off.

    Ryder

    I know, I know. It wasn't the smartest move, but you have to understand how I feel. Andrade attacked me and cost me my chance at being at Survivor Series. And when you said I couldn't have a match with him…

    Ryder pauses and takes a breath.

    I had to do something to get my revenge.

    Maverick

    I get your frustration but attacking someone at a nightclub WASN'T the way to do it. You're lucky it didn't escalate and you only got thrown out of the club.

    Ryder seems very apologetic.

    Ryder

    I know and I'm sorry

    Ryder pauses.

    But if I could just have a match with Andrade…

    Maverick cuts him off.

    Maverick

    Let me stop you there. Like I told you last week Zack, Andrade is suspended and he's not a member of the Smackdown roster at this moment. For your own sake, you need to move past this.

    Ryder hangs his head a bit, knowing Maverick is right.

    In fact… I'm going to help. Tonight, you're going to go one on one with “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil.

    Ryder seems a bit more hopeful.

    Use this as your way to build yourself back up. With a few wins, who knows where that can lead you. This is the land of opportunity after all!

    Ryder smiles and has a sigh of relief as he shakes Maverick's hand.

    Ryder

    Thanks Alex! I won't let you down!

    Maverick leaves as Ryder seems excited about his opportunity. The “Women's Room” door opens and a petite brunette walks out, who we recognize as the girl Ryder met at the club last week at the end of the Almas attack video. She goes up to Ryder.

    Zelina! There you are!

    Zelina looks confused at Ryder's enthusiasm.

    Zelina

    Yeah… I was just in the bathroom. What's up with you? Did something happen?

    Ryder

    I just saw the General Manager and he gave me an opportunity to prove myself tonight!

    Zelina is happy for Ryder.

    Zelina

    That's great! Is it with Andrade?

    Ryder

    No. It's a match against Titus O’Neil.

    Zelina’s smile starts to fade as that wasn’t what she expected to hear. Ryder looks to assure her as he grabs her hand.

    I know it's not what I wanted originally, but we had a good talk and I think Alex Maverick is right. I need to forget Andrade and focus on winning and creating my own opportunities again.

    Zelina seems a bit unsure about Ryder’s comment.

    Zelina

    Ok… so you're just going to forget…

    Ryder cuts off Zelina as his mind is elsewhere.

    Ryder

    Sorry babe… I need to go get ready! I have to prepare if I want to get back on track tonight!

    Ryder gives her a kiss on the cheek.

    You stay back here. I'll see you afterwards and we'll celebrate my win!

    Ryder smiles, showing his excitement.

    Woo Woo Woo! You Know It!

    Ryder walks away to get ready as Zelina looks on unsure how to take what just happened.

    **Commercial Break**

    “Lucha Lucha” plays and out comes the Lucha Dragons onto the stage doing the “Lucha” chant with the crowd.

    Hamilton

    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, at a combined weight of 368 pounds, Kalisto & Sin Cara, the Lucha Dragons.

    Ranallo

    Welcome back to Smackdown as we get ready for tag team action with the masked luchadors, Kalisto and Sin Cara.

    Graves

    We’ve seen these two on the losing end at the hands of the “Big Deal” Titus O’Neil the past few weeks, so I’m sure they are looking to get back on track.

    Ranallo

    Let’s see if they can here tonight as they return to tag team action after singles competition against Titus O’Neil.

    We’re Coming Down” plays and out come the Dudley Boyz, who look like men on a mission as the crowd boos them.

    Hamilton

    Their opponents, at a combined weight of 549 pounds, Bubba Ray & D-Von, The Dudley Boyz.

    Graves

    I don’t think tonight’s their night. The 9-time WWE World Tag Team Champions are ready to teach another lesson to a young tag team.

    Ranallo

    The last month, the Dudleys have been looking to teach lesson to as they call them “disrespectful young punk” tag teams. The Lucha Dragons seem to be their next targets.

    Graves

    You mean victims. This all started with American Alpha as the Dudleys look to gain themselves a shot at being 10-time World Tag Team Champions.

    The Dudley Boyz vs. The Lucha Dragons

    The bell rings and the Dudleys attack the Lucha Dragons from behind as they were taunting to the crowd. The crowd boos as the beat the Lucha Dragons down. D-Von tosses Kalisto out if the ring leaving Bubba beating down Sin Cara. The Dudleys tag in and out and keep it at a slow pace, methodically beating down Sin Cara for most of the match. Eventually D-Von gets too cocky and Sin Cara is able to move out of the way of a clothesline. Sin Cara uses momentum to handspring off the ropes and come back with a Backspring Elbow to D-Von creating separation. You can hear some “Lucha” chants as Sin Cara and D-Von crawl to their respective corners. Bubba gets the tag but so does Kalisto as the crowd cheers. Kalisto springboards in with a dropkick to Bubba. Kalisto runs at D-Von, who is still in the ring, and delivers a headscissors takedown that sends D-Von out of the ring. Bubba goes for a clothesline on Kalisto, but Kalisto ducks it, runs at the ropes, springboards off with a Corkscrew Cross Body to Bubba. Kalisto gets up and Bubba is on his knees, but Kalisto nails him with a Kick to the side of the head. Kalisto goes for the cover...1...2...D-Von breaks it up early on the two count. Sin Cara comes in and dropkicks D-Von back and to the outside. Sin Cara goes for a suicide dive, but D-Von sees it coming and delivers a big punch before Sin Cara goes through the ropes. D-Von then dumps him to the outside. Back in the ring, Kalisto goes for the Solida Del Sol, but Bubba uses his strength to hold Kalisto in the air and toss him off hard. Bubba tags in D-Von and they stalk Kalisto. Kalisto gets up and turns around into the 3D! D-Von goes for the cover...1...2...3! The Dudleys win!

    Winners: The Dudley Boyz

    Hamilton

    Here are your winners, The Dudley Boyz!

    Ranallo

    Another win from The Dudleys against a young team, using veteran tactics.

    The Dudleys look confident as ever as the crowd boos them.

    Graves

    They have run through American Alpha, The Ascension, Fandango & Mojo Rawley, and now the Lucha Dragons. In my eyes, they’ve earned a shot at the World Tag Team Titles.

    Ranallo

    It’s hard to argue that they shouldn’t be in the conversation.

    Just then, we see Jason Jordan and Chad Gable up on the screen clapping. The Dudleys look up confused why they are there.

    Jordan

    Congratulations Dudleys! Another impressive win, showing why you are such a decorated tag team.

    Gable

    One of the best tag teams in the business no doubt. As much as you think we are ignorant to that fact, we are very aware of your legacy and respect it.

    Jordan

    It’s that respect that led us to take a long hard look at ourselves when we lost to you twice.

    Gable

    It was clear we were resting on our laurels and riding the high of being the new team on a new show.

    Jordan

    So we went back to basics and got ourselves a coach, who prepared us beyond belief to be a better tag team…

    Jordan pauses and corrects himself.

    No. To become the BEST tag team on Smackdown! To become champions!

    Gable

    We are on a new path now…. The right path towards our goal of holding gold. And the first step our coach wants us to take is to right our wrongs from the past.

    Jordan

    That’s why we are challenging you Bubba and D-Von to a rematch…

    Jordan holds up a finger.

    One more time…

    Jordan pauses.

    This Sunday at Payback!

    The crowd chants “YES!” as they’d like to see the match.

    Gable

    What do you say Dudley Boyz? Are you ready to face the new American Alpha with their new coach in their corner?

    The Dudleys look at each other and ponder for a second. They then turn back to American Alpha on the screen.

    Bubba

    No.

    Bubba then drops the microphone and the Dudleys walk out as the crowd boos loudly.

    Ranallo

    American Alpha challenging the Dudley Boyz to another match, but the Dudleys declining.

    Graves

    And they should. Why face them? They’ve beaten them twice already. They have nothing left to gain from beating them a third time.

    Ranallo

    American Alpha looking to redeem themselves after training with their new coach, but it doesn’t look like they will get what they want at Payback. One man who will have something to look towards at Payback is the Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor, who will step inside the Elimination Chamber and look to become a double champion. Let’s take a special look now at the current Intercontinental Champion.

    We cut to a video taking a special look at Finn Balor:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=novRqjOPglc

    **Commercial Break**

    We return backstage to see The Dudley Boyz walking back from the ring as the crowd boos them. Just then, Shane McMahon walks up to them.

    McMahon

    Bubba, D-Von, hold up for a second.

    Bubba cuts McMahon off.

    Bubba

    You know what… I’m glad we bumped into you.

    Bubba points back towards the ring where they came from.

    Can you tell those young punks American Alpha to stop harassing us?

    McMahon looks a bit confused.

    McMahon

    Harassing? I didn’t think two veterans like you two would see making your own opportunity as harassment.

    Bubba

    You can’t “make your own opportunity” when you’ve failed to do so twice already. That’s not how it works. They had their chances already and they blew it.

    McMahon sees their point.

    McMahon

    Fair. Although I didn’t think I’d see the day that the nine-time WWE World Tag Team Champions, the team that defined extreme would back down from a challenge.

    That seems to strike a nerve with the Dudleys as the crowd “ohs” but they calm themselves down.

    D-Von

    We know what you’re trying to do Shane, but it ain’t gonna work. The answer is still no. We have nothing to prove and most importantly nothing to gain by facing them again.

    The crowd boos the Dudleys as McMahon thinks.

    McMahon

    What if you did?

    Bubba and D-Von are confused but curious about what McMahon means.

    Hear me out. You take on American Alpha again at Payback. And if the two of you win, you’ll be next in line for a shot at the World Tag Team Championships.

    The Dudleys look intrigued by the offer.

    What do you say?

    Bubba and D-Von look at each other and then smirk before turning back to McMahon.

    Bubba

    I’d say you’ve got a match.

    Bubba shakes McMahon’s hand but then stops and stares at him.

    But know, new coach or not, this time we will beat American Alpha right out of the WWE!

    D-Von

    Oh My Brother! TESTIFY!

    The Dudleys walk away looking confident.

    We return to ringside.

    Ranallo

    Well you said it before Corey. The Dudleys didn’t have an incentive to face American Alpha a third time but now they do.

    Graves

    Yes they do and it’s exactly what they wanted. If they win a third time, they got a title opportunity. The Dudleys have to feel really good about that right now.

    “Making Moves” plays and out come Titus O’Neil and Mark Henry, looking confident as they have been as the crowd boos them.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, being accompanied by Mark Henry, from Live Oak, FL, weighing in at 270 pounds, Titus O'Neil.

    Ranallo

    And speaking of people feeling good, here comes Titus O’Neil with Mark Henry who is looking confident as ever.

    Graves

    Wouldn't you be after the month he's had? Since aligning with Mark Henry, Titus has been on a roll, showing that size means everything.

    Ranallo

    Well he looks to prove that again, not just here tonight, but this Sunday at Payback when he faces “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Neville.

    “Radio” plays and out comes Zack Ryder, looking ready to compete and to prove himself as the crowd is on his side.

    Hamilton

    His opponent, from Long Island, NY, weighing in at 224 pounds, Zack Ryder.

    Ranallo

    But Titus better not look forward to Payback and past this man right here, who is looking for a resurgence in his career direction after being attacked by Adrade “Cien” Almas before Survivor Series.

    Graves

    I'm questioning Zack Ryder tonight. He's clearly distracted with Andrade on his mind. He attacked the man at a club, which I'm still not sure how he's not suspended or arrested. But it's going to be a rough night against The “Big Deal.”

    Ranallo

    Alex Maverick giving Ryder this opportunity to clear his head and get back on track. Let's see if it works as Ryder has his first match since being attacked and injured a few weeks back.

    Titus O'Neil (w/ Mark Henry) vs. Zack Ryder

    Ryder goes right after O'Neil as he's fired up and is out to prove something tonight. After taking control for the first minute after catching O’Neil off guard, Ryder backs O'Neil into a corner where he is laying in strikes. The referee counts to four and has to pull off the fired up Ryder. Ryder gets around the referee but is nailed with a Big Boot by O'Neil, taking advantage of the distraction by the referee. O'Neil keeps control, displaying his strength and keeping the pace slow, much to the delight of Henry but the dismay of the crowd. A few minutes in, O'Neil has Ryder up on his shoulder and is getting a bit overconfident. Ryder takes this opportunity to slip out behind O’Neil and shoves him with all his energy into the nearby corner. O’Neil crashes into the corner and stumbles backwards into a Reverse Neckbreaker by Ryder. Both men are down and slowly get back to their feet. O’Neil goes to pinch Ryder, but Ryder ducks, runs off the ropes and connects with a clothesline that stumbles O’Neil. Ryder does this again and it stumbles O’Neil a bit more. Ryder gets up to the second rope in the nearby corner, measures up and jumps off for a Missile Dropkick that takes O’Neil down. Ryder goes for the cover...1...2...O’Neil kicks out. Ryder is firing himself up as O’Neil slowly gets up in the corner. Ryder runs at O’Neil in the corner and connects with a Jumping Forearm Strike to the face. O’Neil is wobbly in the corner so Ryder continues the attack with straight forearm shots to O’Neil follows by the dropkick, forcing O’Neil to fall to the ground in a seated position in the corner. Ryder goes into the corner next to it, pumps his fist in the air going “Woo! Woo! Woo!” with the crowd, runs at O’Neil and connects with the BROSKI BOOT! Ryder uses all he has to drag the bigger O’Neil away from the corner and goes for the cover...1...2...O’Neil kicks out! Ryder gets up and puts up the LI hand gesture as he waits for O’Neil to get to his feet, but on the outside, Mark Henry goes to grab Ryder by the foot. Ryder sees this at the last second and just avoids the grip. The referee sees this and is yelling at Henry to stay back but Henry is saying he didn't touch him. During this, Ryder catches Henry off guard with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick through the ropes, sending Henry back to the barricade. Ryder trash talks Henry, but then stops as something gets his attention and distracts him. It's a fan near the front yelling at Ryder with an Andrade “Cien” Almas shirt and a sign that says “ALMAS PUNKED OUT RYDER.” Ryder is distracted as the fan yells stuff at him, but after a few moments, Ryder tries to shake it off. He turns around and runs at O’Neil only to get caught with the CLASH OF THE TITUS! O'Neil goes for the cover...1...2...3! O'Neil wins the match!

    Winner: Titus O’Neil

    Hamilton

    Here is your winner, Titus O’Neil!

    Ranallo

    Another win for Titus O’Neil as he gains even more momentum heading into Payback.

    O’Neil raises his arms in victory as Henry gets into the ring to celebrate with him. Ryder gets out of the ring and walks towards the back holding his neck with a frustrated and angry look on his face.

    Graves

    I told you. Not only is Titus too good right now, but Zack Ryder is not past Andrade Almas. He got distracted by a sign tonight.

    Ranallo

    That distracted mindset is not a good sign for Zack Ryder to get back on track. Where will he go from here?

    Graves

    Who cares? I can tell you where “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil is going and that's to Payback this Sunday to swat down the high flying Neville.

    Henry grabs a microphone and the crowd is booing.

    Henry

    Yet another victim of the “Big Deal” Titus O’Neil!

    The crowd continues to boo as O’Neil taunts.

    Titus O’Neil just stepped into the ring with a former Tag Team, United States, and Intercontinental Champion…

    Henry changes his tone and is emphatic with his next statement.

    And he treated him like the little kid he is!

    The crowd boos.

    Go back to playing with your action figures with the fake plastic muscles Zacky boy while a man with real muscles continues to rise and show how important size is.

    O’Neil flexes as the crowd continues to boo.

    And that’s a lesion that this Sunday at Payback that the little Nome Neville is going to learn.

    Henry pats O’Neil on the back, who nods in agreement.

    If he tries to strike Titus, Titus will strike harder.

    O’Neil does a jab in the air.

    If he tries to fly, Titus will squat him out of the air like the little bug he is.

    O’Neil makes a swatting motion.

    And if he tries to lift Titus…

    Henry and O’Neil start chuckling.

    Well that’s just not going to happen.

    Henry gets serious again.

    Neville, get ready to be tossed around and struck down by a man who has the look of a champion…

    Henry points to O’Neil as he taunts.

    Titus O’Neil!

    The crowd boos loudly. All of a sudden, “Break Orbit” plays and out comes NEVILLE onto the stage with a microphone.

    Neville

    Mark, why don’t you do us all a favor and shut up!

    The crowd cheers as Henry and O’Neil aren’t pleased with the comment.

    All you two talk about is how size and strength get you to the top of this business.

    Henry and O’Neil nod their heads.

    Well why don’t you tell that guys like Shawn Michaels…

    The crowd cheers.

    Rey Mysterio…

    The crowd cheers.

    Daniel Bryan…

    The crowd cheers.

    Eddie Guerrero…

    The crowd cheers.

    All guys who I believe have beaten you, Mark.

    The crowd “ohs” as Henry is displeased with the remark.

    Just like those legends and former World Champions have beaten the World’s Strongest Man, I will walk into Payback and chop down the “Big Deal” Titus O’Neil.

    The crowd cheers as Neville gets more passionate.

    And I will show you once and for all that size doesn’t matter and what makes a superstar… what makes a champion is skill!

    Neville pauses and points right at O’Neil.

    Something I know I have more of than you ever will Titus!

    The crowd “ohs” and O’Neil is livid as Neville smirks and taunts to the cheering crowd.

    Ranallo

    Bold words from Neville. Corey, you've known Neville for a long time. Can he beat Titus O’Neil?

    Graves

    Neville is extremely gifted in that ring, but it's hard to bet against the size and strength advantage Titus O’Neil has, especially with Mark Henry by his side.

    Ranallo

    It will certainly be a match to look out for this Sunday. And speaking of this Sunday, still to come tonight, we take a special look at the rivalry between Charlotte and Sasha Banks ahead of their championship match at Payback.

    **Commercial Break**


    We come back to see a very frustrated Zack Ryder walking down the hallway.

    Ryder

    Damnit!

    Ryder hits a desk he passes in frustration. He takes a breath.

    Let me just find my girl. She'll calm me down.

    He stops when he sees his girlfriend Zelina in the hallway looking down at her phone with an angry and upset look on her face. Ryder goes up to her.

    Hey babe.

    Zelina is entranced in her phone and doesn't hear Ryder. Ryder, still a bit frustrated taps her.

    Hello?!

    Zelina looks up a bit startled.

    Zelina

    Oh sorry. I… sorry about your loss.

    Zelina still seems distracted and annoyed.

    Ryder

    It sucks! I…

    Ryder pauses.

    I got distracted out there. I can't let that happen again! I need to be better! I really need to prove myself all over again after missing Survivor Series.

    Ryder looks at Zelina, who is looking at him but seems distracted still.

    Are you Ok? What's wrong?

    Zelina

    Yeah… nothing… just…

    Zelina looks down at her phone quickly and then back up at Ryder.

    Ryder

    What's on your phone?

    Zelina is tentative.

    Zelina

    I… I don't want to show you.

    Ryder puts his hand on Zelina's shoulder.

    Ryder

    Babe what is it?

    Zelina

    It… I know you're frustrated already and… well this is just going to annoy you even more after what just happened out there.

    Ryder

    Well… what is it?

    Zelina seems tentative.

    Zelina

    I didn't want to show you but I guess you're going to see it anyway.

    Zelina takes her phone and shows it to Ryder.

    Andrade wrote this on Twitter just now.

    Ryder reads the tweet on her phone.

    Ryder

    “Zack Ryder loses again. No surprise there. Appropriate he'd hang out with the ugly chiwawa, who was rejected from my VIP section. He can't get his mind off of me clearly. Zack Ryder is scared of me and doesn't have the guts to take me on in a real fight.”

    Ryder gets even more frustrated and angrier after reading the tweet.

    SERIOUSLY! He's going to question my guts after he originally attacked me and cost me my chance at competing at Survivor Series?!

    Zelina

    Exactly! That could've been your big break!

    Ryder looks up and over at Zelina as the rage builds.

    Ryder

    And how DARE he say anything bad about my girl!

    Zelina looks at Ryder unsure of what he's going to do next.

    Zelina

    So… what are you planning to do? You're going to defend my honor, right?

    Ryder is backed into a corner with that question and his frustration.

    Ryder

    O…. Of course I am!

    Zelina

    You don't seem as upset about this as I am. Come on! What happened to the guy that I met after he stormed a club to beat up a man who took away his moment… who injured him.. who just questioned his manhood?! Damnit you just lost because you saw a sign about him in the audience! He's in your head and isn't getting out!

    Zelina gets more passionate as Ryder gets angrier at Almas with every word she says.

    Are you going to take action?!

    Zelina pauses and looks at Ryder in the face.

    Or is Almas right about you? Is he controlling you like a puppet but without even needing to pull the strings?

    The crowd “ohs” as Ryder has a serious, angry look on his face. You can see the rage building in him.

    Ryder

    I'm no ones puppet! I'm going to get him out of my head once and for all! I'm gonna step up and show him how Strong Island does! He's gonna pay for what he did to me and especially for what he said about you!

    Zelina

    That's what I like to hear! So what are you going to do?

    Ryder looks out in the distance for a few seconds, thinking. He looks down at the phone again.

    Ryder

    Looks like our friend Andrade is returning to an NXT live event this weekend from suspension.

    Ryder looks up with a serious and angry stare on his face.

    Maybe I'll just pay him a visit!

    Ryder walks away. Zelina is a bit shocked by the news for a second before following after Ryder.

    We cut back to ringside at the announce table with Ranallo and Graves.

    Ranallo

    What does Zack Ryder have in mind?

    Graves

    I don’t know but I bet you it’s something stupid. I’m not sure how that girl Zelina is with him.

    Ranallo

    Well right now we want to change gears a bit. In just five days, one of the most heated rivalries in recent years will be showcased. It’ll be Charlotte challenging for the Womens World Championship against the champion Sasha Banks. Right now, we are going to take a special look at this rivalry, dating all the way back to NXT.

    We cut to a video package where we see clips of Sasha Banks and Charlotte staring each other down over the years.

    Ranallo

    A rivalry for the ages!These two women have been intertwined since NXT all the way here to Smackdown.

    We cut to Sasha sitting down in a room being interviewed for this package.

    Sasha

    When Charlotte started out… she wasn't the boasting, overly cocky person you see now.

    We cut to see Charlotte’s debut in NXT as she looks a bit nervous coming down the ramp and just happy to be there.

    Jim Ross

    We're getting our first look at a new talent, Charlotte.

    We cut back to Sasha being interviewed.

    Sasha

    I took Charlotte in and helped her find herself.

    We see a clip from NXT of Charlotte attacking Bayley from behind, with Sasha and Summer Rae by her side smirking.

    Ross

    Charlotte has just joined Sasha Banks and Summer Rae!

    Sasha raises Charlottes arm, showing they have joined together.

    Sasha

    At the time… we were actually friends.

    We see clips of Sasha and Charlotte coming out together and helping each other out in matches.

    Ross

    The BFFs looking to make an impact in the NXT Womens division. They are the future of this company.

    We see Charlotte by Sasha’s side, listening to her.

    Sasha

    And whether she wants to admit it or not… I was her mentor.

    We cut to Charlotte in an exclusive interview just like Sasha. Charlotte looks confused and insulted.

    Charlotte

    Sasha helped me? What a load of crap.

    We see clips of Charlotte by herself, confident and with her father Ric Flair.

    I am Charlotte Flair… the daughter of Ric Flair, the greatest of all time… well until me.

    We see clips of Charlotte progressing in the ring in NXT.

    I used Sasha to get my name out there until it was time to dump her and become the champion I knew I should be.

    We cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview.

    And that's exactly what I did!

    We cut to Charlotte hitting Natalya with Natural Selection and pinning her to win the NXT Womens Championship.

    Sasha was clearly jealous of my success. She's been jealous of me since the start. It's so obvious.

    We see Charlotte with her title go past an angry and frustrated Sasha backstage at NXT. We then see clips of Charlotte winning matches while Sasha is losing.

    While I quickly became NXT Women’s Champion and carried the division on my back, Sasha was still scratching the surface of relevancy.

    We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview. She grits her teeth a bit as she takes a breath.

    Sasha

    I'll admit… I was frustrated.

    We see clips of Charlotte confidently posing and then with Ric Flair.

    She was given opportunities because she was Ric Flair's daughter…

    We then see clips of Sasha fighting with all her energy in NXT in multiple matches.

    While I had to scratch and claw just like I did for everything in my career.

    We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview with a smile on her face.

    But it all paid off in the sweetest moment when I EARNED that NXT Women’s Championship, taking it from Charlotte!

    We see clips of the Fatal Four Way where Sasha wins the NXT Women’s Championship. She holds the title up proudly.

    I knew I got there all by myself and I proved to everyone from that moment on that I deserved to be called The Boss of NXT!

    We see clips of Sasha defending the title in NXT. We then cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview scoffing.

    Charlotte

    I was done with NXT. It was time for The Queen to rule over Raw and Smackdown.

    We see clips of Sasha, Charlotte and Becky Lynch making their debut entrance on Raw.

    Sasha

    Charlotte, Becky and I came up and brought with us the Women's Revolution that we started down in NXT… together.

    We cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview confident.

    Charlotte

    The Women's Revolution was all me. The Four Horsewomen?

    We see stock clips of Charlotte, Sasha, Becky and Bayley holding up the Four Horsemen hand gesture.

    Those three were nothing but supporting players who happened to be there at the time. If it wasn't them, it'd be someone else.

    We see clips of Charlotte overly confident, taunting with her arms out.

    The Horsewomen and the Women's Revolution starts and ends with one woman and one woman only… ME!

    We see a clip of Charlotte defeating Nikki Bella for the then Divas Championship.

    I proved that when I won the WWE Women's Championship and yet again carried another division on my back.

    We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview.

    Sasha

    No matter what Charlotte thinks, we were all important to the Women's Revolution.

    We see a clip of Stephanie McMahon being chummy with Charlotte.

    While she was off being handed the keys to the throne…

    We then cut to clips from Sasha vs. Bayley at NXT Takeover Brooklyn.

    I was having the match of the year with Bayley at NXT Brooklyn.

    We then see clips of Sasha vs. Bayley at the next Takeover in the Iron Woman match.

    I was breaking down barriers by being the first woman to headline a big event a few months later in NXT. That was when people really started to take notice of the Women's Revolution.

    We cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview.

    Charlotte

    Who cares what Sasha did in NXT after I left? While she was having her fun being a big fish in a small pond, I was reigning over all of WWE in front of a global audience.

    We see clips of Charlotte on Raw and Smackdown.

    I was featured every week on Raw and Smackdown.

    We see the WrestleMania poster on the outside of the stadium.

    I was front and center on the WrestleMania poster. Not Sasha… ME!

    We see clips of Charlotte, Sasha and Becky coming down the ramp for the WrestleMania triple threat match for the new look WWE Women’s Title.

    And at WrestleMania, I showed the world why I'm the Queen of the Women's Revolution when I defeated my so-called equals in Sasha and Becky.

    We see Charlotte win the match and hold the WWE Women’s Championship high as the fireworks go off.

    Sasha

    I was part of a historic match at WrestleMania; no one can take that away from me.

    We cut to see Sasha down, hurt and frustrated at the end of the match.

    But I didn't win. And that just fueled my fire inside even more. I needed to be better. I needed to get to the top.

    We see clips of Charlotte after WrestleMania defending her title.

    Charlotte

    I was on top, where I belong.

    We cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview.

    But then…

    We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview.

    Sasha

    But then…

    We cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview, who looks angry.

    Charlotte

    The draft happened…

    We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview, who has a smile on her face.

    Sasha

    The draft happened…

    We cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview, who is angry.

    Charlotte

    And that changed everything!

    We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview, who has a smile on her face.

    Sasha

    And that changed everything!

    We see the Smackdown draft order.

    I felt validated. I was the first woman chosen in the draft for Smackdown.

    We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview, excited.

    I knew that this was my opportunity to show everyone who The Boss really was and what she's capable of.

    We cut to an annoyed Charlotte in the exclusive interview.

    Charlotte

    I was disrespected! First I wasn't chosen number one. How is the Queen, the champion, and the sole reason for the Women's Revolution not the number one pick?!

    We then see a clip of Charlotte with her WWE Women’s Championship and then one if her without it, looking defeated.

    Then I was STRIPPED of my championship, for NO REASON!

    We cut back to Charlotte in the exclusive interview, looking very angry and frustrated.

    And to top it all off, I had to fight for my chance to become champion again? How is that fair?!

    We cut to the first night of Smackdown after the draft with Alex Maverick and Shane McMahon in the ring next to a podium with a cloth over it.

    Maverick

    At SummerSlam, we will determine a new Women’s World Champion!

    McMahon pulls the cloth off to reveal the new Women’s World Title belt. We cut to Sasha in the exclusive interview.

    Sasha

    And then, my opportunity arose.

    We cut back to Smackdown where we see all of the women except Charlotte coming out to the ring, with Sasha coming out last.

    McMahon

    We will have a match to determine who will face the former WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte.

    We see clips from the qualifying match where Sasha wins.

    Sasha

    I won the qualifying match and punched my tickets to what would become the most important match of my career.

    We see Sasha celebrate and point to the Women’s World Championship at ringside and signal around her waist.

    Ranallo

    It's “The Queen” Charlotte taking on “The Boss” Sasha Banks for the new Women’s World Championship!

    We see clips of Sasha and Charlotte making their way to the ring at SummerSlam.

    I fought with everything I had. There was no failing this time.

    We see clips of the match.

    And then… it happened.

    We see Sasha with the Bank Statement on Charlotte, who is reaching out for the ropes but is forced to tap out. The crowd goes crazy as Sasha is emotional and celebrating.

    Hamilton

    Here is your winner and the NEW Women’s World Champion, Sasha Banks!

    We see Sasha being handed the Women’s World Championship.

    Sasha

    I won the championship! My dream since a little girl finally came true!

    Sasha celebrates with the title as the crowd cheers her.

    Ranallo

    Sasha Banks has realized her dream! The Smackdown women’s division is now run by The Boss!

    We cut back to Sasha in the exclusive interview.

    Sasha

    While I achieved my goal, I wasn't done by a long shot.

    We see clips of Sasha facing other opponents.

    I wanted to prove that I deserved to be champion…

    We see Sasha making Becky tap out at Backlash.

    That I deserved to be called The Boss of the division.

    We see clips of Sasha taking on other opponents.

    That I am the best in this industry each and every night!

    We see Sasha beating Natalya with the Bank Statement at Survivor Series.

    And I am ready for any challenge to prove it!

    We cut to Charlotte in the exclusive interview. She has a scowl on her face.

    Charlotte

    Sasha is a fraud! She is NOT the real champion. She is a paper champion, holding the title that is rightfully mine.

    We see a clip of Sasha holding the title high as Charlotte looks at her with disgust.

    The title that I never lost!

    We cut to the #1 Contenders match where Charlotte nails Becky with Natural Selection from behind by surprise.

    And I plan on taking it from her!

    Charlotte pins Becky and she celebrates her win, signaling around her waist.

    Ranallo

    Charlotte is new number one contender for the Women’s World Championship!

    Graves

    All hail the Queen!

    We see a quick montage of Sasha and Charlotte from their time in NXT until now.

    Ranallo

    Charlotte and Sasha have been at each other since the very beginning in NXT. Their careers are forever linked with each other and Payback will be the next chapter in this great rivalry.

    We see clips of Charlotte over the last few months on Smackdown beating opponents.

    Charlotte

    I am genetically superior. I am what the women’s division needs. At Payback, Sasha’s fairytale is about to turn into a nightmare when I defeat her yet again.

    We see clips of Sasha over the last few months on Smackdown beating opponents.

    Sasha

    I've beaten Charlotte in NXT to win the NXT Women’s Championship. I beat her at SummerSlam to become the Women’s World Champion. I have proved I can beat her when it matters most and Payback will be no different.

    We cut to a clip of Charlotte and Sasha at the contract signing on Smackdown, where they start to brawl.

    Charlotte

    It's time for the Queen to take back her rightful throne!

    We see clips of them brawling and trying to get to each other as they are pulled apart by security and personnel.

    Sasha

    The Boss will stay at the top of the division and you can bank on that!

    We see Sasha and Charlotte staring each other down with Sasha holding the Women’s World Championship high.

    **Commercial Break**

    We come back to see the cover of the album 13 Voices from Sum 41 as their song “The Fall And The Rise” plays in the background.

    Graves

    We'd like to thank Sum 41 for their song “The Fall And The Rise.” It's off their new album 13 Voices available now and it's the official theme song of Payback.

    A graphic for the Women’s World Title match at Payback is on the screen.

    We just saw the rise and fall of Charlotte and Sasha Banks’ rivalry from NXT all the way to this Sunday where the next chapter is written. Will “The Boss” be able to retain the Women’s World Championship yet again or will “The Queen” win back what was taken from her in the draft?

    A graphic for the World Tag Team Title match at Payback is on the screen.

    Ranallo

    Another World Title will be on the line as the World Tag Team Champions Rusev and Sheamus will defend their titles again against Enzo Amore and Big Cass. With Carmella by their side, can she neutralize Lana at ringside or will Lana’s strategy for her men work to keep the titles around their waists?

    A graphic for the Dudleys vs. American Alpha match at Payback is on the screen.

    Graves

    Speaking of the World Tag Team Titles, that's exactly what The Dudley Boyz are looking to get their hands on and they can earn it this Sunday with a win. As ordered by Shane McMahon, if the Dudleys win against American Alpha for a third time, they will be the new #1 Contenders. Will they move one step closer to being 10 time WWE World Tag Team Champions or will American Alpha’s coach pay dividends for them?

    A graphic for the O'Neil vs. Neville match at Payback is on the screen.

    Ranallo

    Mark Henry has paid dividends for the career of Titus O’Neil the last month, having him show in their words “size matters.” But will it matter this Sunday when “The Big Deal” takes on one of the quickest, most athletic wrestlers in the world in Neville?

    A graphic for the 6 Man Tag Team match at Payback is on the screen.

    Graves

    After a series of attacks by the Wyatt Family, Gallows, Anderson and Shinsuke Nakamura will get their hands of the Wyatts in a 6 Man Tag Team Match. Will the first time pairing of the former Japanese stars work or will Harper, Rowan and Strowman show just how dangerous of a family they truly are?

    A graphic for the Elimination Chamber match at Payback is on the screen.

    Ranallo

    And speaking of dangerous, that is one of many words you can use to describe the structure known as the Elimination Chamber. This Sunday, Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt, Apollo Crews, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns and the champion AJ Styles all walk into the sadiatic structure with one goal in mind… walking out as World Heavyweight Champion. Which one of these six men will survive the chamber to claim the championship? We will find out this Sunday at Payback.

    “The Rising Sun” plays and the crowd is on their feet. Shinsuke Nakamura comes and taunts to his music as the crowd sings along.

    Hamilton

    The following contest is a 6 Man Tag Team Match scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Kyoto, Japan, weighing in at 229 pounds, Shinuske Nakumura.

    Ranallo

    As you said moments ago Corey, this man along with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have a tall task ahead of them this Sunday.

    Graves

    No doubt facing the Wyatts will be Shinsuke Nakamura’s toughest challenge to date. But if anyone can knock the large family down, it's the King of Strong Style.

    Ranallo

    We will get a taste of what's to come tonight for Nakamura, who looks to avenge a few weeks ago in his Smackdown debut where the Wyatt Family brutally attacked him.

    “Phenomenal” plays and the crowd cheers loudly as AJ Styles with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson by his side come out onto the stage. They all “too sweet” each other as they walk down the ramp.

    Hamilton

    His partner, being accompanied by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, from Gainesville, GA, weighing in at 218 pounds, he is the World Heavyweight Champion, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles.

    Ranallo

    Well this man knows all about the Wyatt Family and their brutal attacks as he's been dealing with them for a few months now.

    Graves

    AJ Styles has been the target of Bray Wyatt as he holds the one thing he covets, the World Heavyweight Championship.

    Ranallo

    And this Sunday, both men along with four others will step into the Elimination Chamber with the World Title on the line. But first, we get to see this dream team in action of AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.

    The Wyatt Interruption video plays and the lights go out. “Live In Fear” plays and the Wyatt Family comes out, led by Bray Wyatt, holding his lantern as the crowd boos loudly.

    Hamilton

    Their opponents, being accompanied by Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, at a combined weight of 590 pounds, representing the Wyatt Family, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan.

    Graves

    The dream team as just met their nightmare. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan have been more dangerous than ever and we know how cohesive of a tag team these two can be.

    Ranallo

    With Payback in five days, I'm sure they have their marching orders from Bray Wyatt to weaken up AJ Styles and their own desire to take out Shinsuke Nakamura ahead of Sunday.

    Graves

    These two are so crazy and deranged, I'm not sure they need orders to do that. I think that's their default mode.

    Luke Harper & Eric Rowan (w/ Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman) vs. AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura (w/ Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)

    The match starts with Nakamura taking quick control of Harper. This continues as he and Styles tag in an out a few times, until Strowman causes a distraction on the outside towards Nakamura, allowing Harper to take advantage with a cheap shot. The Wyatts keep control as Wyatt looks on from his rocking chair on the outside and at times yells instructions to them in the ring. Towards the end, Nakamura avoids an attack in the corner by Rowan and fights back with some hard forearm strikes, giving him some separation. Both men crawl towards their respective corners and make the tags to their partners. Styles comes in with tons of energy and uses his speed to keep Harper off his feet. Styles springboards off the ropes into a Backflip DDT to Harper! Styles then rolls out to the apron. Styles sets up on the apron, pulling off his elbow pad as Harper slowly gets to his feet. Styles measures up, but before he could springboard in, Wyatt on the outside directs Strowman go over and grab Styles. Strowman grabs Styles by the ankle, preventing him from jumping. Styles tries to get free, but Strowman is too strong. Gallows and Anderson come rushing over on the outside though and attack Strowman, getting him off of Styles with the two on one beat down as the crowd cheers. Styles refocuses on Harper and springboards in, but Harper catches him with a clothesline in mid-air. Harper then drags Styles over towards his corner and tags in Rowan. Rowan gets in the ring and they both lift Styles up and get him in position for a Double Chokeslam. Before they can hit the double team, Nakamura comes in and dropkicks Rowan back. Harper is distracted and lets go of Styles to attack Nakamura, but Nakamura was ready and knees Harper in the midsection and sends him to the outside. Styles then gets back up, runs at the ropes and DIVES TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A SENTON TAKING OUT HARPER. Meanwhile, Gallows and Anderson have backed Strowman up the ramp as the big man tries to fight back, with Wyatt yelling at all three of his family members. Back in the ring, Rowan goes to attack Nakamura with a clothesline, but Nakamura ducks it and manages to deliver a Reverse Exploder Suplex on the big man! Nakamura measures up Rowan as the crowd is cheering him on, runs at him and nails him with the KINSHASA! Styles then centers himself on the apron and SPRINGBOARDS IN CONNECTING WITH THE 450 SPLASH ONTO ROWAN! Styles goes into the pin…1…2…3! Styles and Nakamura win!

    Winners: AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura

    Hamilton

    Here are your winners, Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles!

    Ranallo

    Amongst the chaos, AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura pick up a huge win and look to take this momentum against the Wyatts into their respective matches on Sunday.

    Gallows and Anderson have brawled with the big man Strowman up the ramp and towards the back. Back in the ring, Styles has his championship and he and Nakamura celebrate their victory.

    Graves

    Well while that's going on, Nakamura’s partners this Sunday is still tangling with Strowman. Looks like they have headed to the back. Who knows who that benefits come Sunday.

    On the outside, Harper grabs Nakamura’s leg under the ropes, tripping him and pulling him out of the ring. Harper hits Nakamura with an uppercut and send him stumbling backwards up the ramp.

    Ranallo

    Luke Harper isn't done just yet. He's upset at the outcome of the match and now taking it to one of his opponents at Payback, Shinsuke Nakamura.

    Styles sees this happening and looks to go help, but before he can get out of the ring, Wyatt slips into the ring and ATTACKS STYLES FROM BEHIND!

    Graves

    BRAT WYATT WITH A SNEAK ATTACK ON STYLES! The World Champion needs to be way more alert when the Wyatts are around.

    Wyatt does a sinister laugh at the fallen Styles and for a second glances over at the World Title that's on the mat now. Wyatt looks up and sees Nakamura is fighting back against Harper. Wyatt gets the beaten Rowan up and commands him to go help out Harper. Rowan rolls out and heads towards Nakamura and Harper, who are heading towards the back brawling.

    Ranallo

    Rowan and Harper now battling Nakamura into the backstage area where we saw Strowman and the Good Brothers went to before.

    Graves

    Leaving AJ Styles all alone to Bray Wyatt!

    Back in the ring, Wyatt is stomping away on Styles as the crowd boos. Just then the crowd pops as we see FINN BALOR AND APOLLO CREWS RUN DOWN TO THE RING!

    Ranallo

    Here comes Balor and Crews to the rescue!

    Wyatt focuses his attention on them, but Balor and Crews get to him first and attack Wyatt, knocking him down and out of the ring.

    Graves

    The numbers game playing against Wyatt for once.

    Balor and Crews check on Styles to make sure he's ok when THEY ARE ATTACKED FROM BEHIND BY ROMAN REIGNS AND KEVIN OWENS! Boos rain down from the crowd.

    Ranallo

    Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns coming out to make another statement tonight at the expense of Balor and Crews.

    Owens and Reigns are joined by Wyatt. The three look at each other and then continue the beatdown of Styles, Balor and Crews much to the disdain of the crowd.

    Graves

    Well the enemy of my enemy is… well I don't think they are friends but they all want to soften Styles, Balor and Crews up before the Chamber to better their odds.

    Styles, Balor and Crews start to fight back and we have a full on brawl breaking out. Balor and Owens take it to the outside on one side of the ring, while Styles and Reigns take it to the outside on the other side of the ring, leaving Crews and Wyatt to fight in the ring.

    Ranallo

    Chaos has insued here around ringside between all six participants in the Elimination Chamber match!

    Wyatt is starting to get the better of Crews and sets him up for Sister Abigail, but as he goes to hit it, Crews battles out of it and slips out of the hold. Wyatt turns to Crews but gets nailed with a JUMPING ENZUGUIRI THAT SENDS WYATT TO THE MAT AND ROLLING TO THE OUTSIDE!

    Graves

    Crews taking out Wyatt!

    Crews, alone in the ring, sees the World Title in the corner of the ring. He goes over and picks it up, staring at it like it'll be his as the crowd cheers him.

    Ranallo

    Could this be a sign of things to come? Could Apollo Crews walk out with that World Championship this Sunday?!

    Crews turns around and GETS LAUNCHED IN THE AIR BY OWENS RIGHT INTO A SPEAR BY REIGNS!

    Graves

    The double team taking out Apollo Crews!

    Owens and Reigns are proud of their actions as the crowd boos them. They look down and see the World Title between them as Crews was holding it before when they attacked him.

    Ranallo

    Now it's Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns standing tall with the prize they seek between them. What will happen if it comes down to the two of them?

    Graves

    I think they will work together to make sure they are the final two and then may the best man win.

    Just then, Styles and Balor get back into the ring and turn Reigns and Owens around. They each trade punches back and forth until Owens and Reigns get the best of them. Owens and Reigns both go for big right hands which Styles and Balor both duck and then NAIL OWENS AND REIGNS RESPECTIVELY WITH A PELE KICK AND OVERHEAD KICK!

    Ranallo

    Kicks in stereo by the two Club members!

    Owens and Reigns roll out of the ring, leaving Styles and Balor alone in the ring. Balor looks down and sees the World Title. He picks it up and stares at it in his hands. Styles turns and sees this, looking like he wants his title back.

    Graves

    They may be part of The Club but Finn Balor knows it's every man for himself if he wants that World Title. AJ doesn't seem too pleased at Finn touching his title.

    Balor looks up at Styles, smirks and then hands the World Title to him. Styles takes the title and then holds it up high proudly as he and Balor have a half serious, half friendly staredown with each other as the crowd cheers loudly.

    Ranallo

    What will happen with these two champions, especially if they make it to the final two?

    Graves

    Mauro, you questioned Owens and Reigns, but I think you should be asking can Finn Balor and AJ Styles put their egos aside and work together to get to the final two.

    Just then, THE WYATT INTERRUPTION VIDEO PLAYS AND THE LIGHTS GO OUT! The Wyatt Interruption video plays again and the lights come back on. Styles looks up at his hand and sees the World Title missing. He and Balor turn to see Wyatt on the outside in his rocking chair doing a sinister laugh as he now has the World Title in his hands. Wyatt rocks back and forth singing.

    Wyatt

    He's got the whole world... in his hands…

    We cut to see Crews on the outside getting up, staring at Wyatt confused and concerned.

    He's got the whole wide world in his hands…

    We cut to Owens and Reigns helping each other up looking angry but confused at the situation as well.

    He's got the whole world... in his hands…

    We cut to Styles and Balor, who are staring Wyatt down but you can see a hint of nervousness in them.

    He's got the whole world in his…. hands!

    Wyatt looks around at all his opponents and does a sinister laugh, before have a very creepy, sinister yet serious look on his face.

    RUN!

    The Wyatt Interruption video plays as Smackdown goes off the air.

    Talking Smack


    “Take A Chance” plays and we join Michael Cole and Alex Maverick at the Talking Smack set.

    Cole

    Welcome to Talking Smack! I'm your host, Michael Cole joined by the Smackdown General Manager Alex Maverick. We are only five days away from Payback. How are you feeling heading into the event?

    Maverick

    I'm excited! I think we have a great card that's going to showcase all of what Smackdown has to offer. We are going to see some of the best of the tag team division; wrestlers trying to reinvent themselves, a rivalry for the ages come to head and of course the Elimination Chamber.

    Cole

    You mentioned in that list the tag team division and right now it may be the strongest it's been in awhile with teams like Gallows and Anderson, the Dudley Boyz, Enzo and Cass, the returning American Alpha and of course the champions Rusev and Sheamus.

    Maverick

    Absolutely and there are even more teams like the Lucha Dragons and the Ascension who have yet to break out but have the talent to at any moment. Not to mention we are always looking at new teams to bring to Smackdown. But to my point earlier, so many of those teams are represented this Sunday. We have Gallows and Anderson in a 6 Man Tag with Nakamura taking on the Wyatts who, despite how you feel about them, are a great team. We have the Dudleys taking on a revitalized American Alpha. And of course the World Tag Team Title match.

    Cole

    I want to get to the title match, but first I need to ask, American Alpha have talked a lot about their coach. Do you know who their coach is? Is he someone well known in the pro or amateur wrestling industry? Or is he someone that we may not even know?

    Maverick

    All I'll say is we'll have to wait for Payback to get an answer to that as I know American Alpha plan to have their coach at ringside with them when they take on the Dudleys.

    Cole

    Ok well I can't wait for that and to see the return of American Alpha. Heading over to the World Tag Team Title match, we'll see Enzo Amore and Big Cass get another shot at Rusev and Sheamus but this time they have Carmella at ringside.

    Maverick

    Yes and I believe that will be the biggest factor in all of this. Lana had interfered in a lot of Rusev and Sheamus’ matches. Now they are a great team regardless, but with Carmella there to neutralize Lana, we will finally get to see who the better team is.

    Cole

    Speaking of the champions, our guests at this time are the World Tag Team Champions Rusev and Sheamus and their manager Lana.

    Rusev, Sheamus and Lana walk onto the set, looking angry and not in the mood to talk.

    Welcome to Talking Smack. Now this Sunday, you will defend your titles...

    Lana cuts off Cole and she gives him a death stare.

    Lana

    Your time to talk is done.

    Lana turns to Maverick with a scowl on her face.

    You New York, Jersey Shore, Garbage Island area people all have the same faulty qualities…

    Lana pauses and put her hands out to point to Rusev, Sheamus and herself.

    You're jealous of us. You're jealous of us who come from great, respectful and proud nations like Ireland, like Bulgaria, like good old Mother Russia! That is why you put me in a last minute match against Carmella, which I was unprepared for. And that is why that annoying little rodent Enzo Amore and his sidekick Cass have a championship match against Rusev and Sheamus this Sunday. Could you imagine what would happen if those two represented the World Tag Team Championships?

    Rusev and Sheamus have a disgusted look on their faces.

    Well don't worry because we'll never find out thanks to my European Brutes and of course the guidance of the Ravishing Russian. Because just like your puny American election… the side led by the super power of Russia will always win!

    Lana drops the microphone on the table and she leads Rusev and Sheamus off the set. Cole and Maverick look at each other confused and taken aback.

    Maverick

    Ok… so… I guess she's not too pleased with me.

    Cole

    It doesn't seem that way.

    Maverick

    Can I just state for the record, I have no bias towards or against anyone, despite what people like Lana, like Roman Reigns and like Kevin Owens think. Shane and I are in the business of opportunities and those same people that complain each week are the same ones that also get opportunities but they seem to want to overlook that anytime things don't go their way.

    Maverick takes a breath.

    Ok, that's my mini rant. Let's move on.

    Cole

    Well not to stay on the topic, but one of those names that float around is Zack Ryder. Many think he should've been suspended because of his actions in Orlando at the nightclub.

    Maverick

    I won't hide it… I like Zack as a person. We are both from Long Island so we have a bond. But I have not been biased with him. I felt that he didn't do anything that warranted a suspension. I gave him a week to cool off and this week I gave him a chance to get over Almas. I'm not sure how successful that was but I did that because I see talent in him. And if I was letting my personal feelings get in the way at all, you know Shane is right there to rectify that. So the fact that he stood by my decision should say it all.

    Cole

    That's a good point. Let's move on now and invite our next guests who look like they just arrived to the set.

    Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Shinsuke Nakamura come onto the set, looking tired, beaten and sweaty as they just came from a fight.

    I’m glad you guys got here. After we saw you brawling with the Wyatts to the backstage area, we didn't know what to expect.

    Anderson

    Yeah well we finished them off for tonight and then came right over.

    Gallows

    Cole, you know Good Brothers never bail on an interview no matter what.

    Cole

    I like that. So what happened after you guys were out of view from the cameras?

    Gallows

    We had a big brawl-ski backstage with those mindless giants until pretty much the whole locker room had to break us apart.

    Anderson

    And then the lights went out and they disappeared. More smoke and mirrors just like they always do.

    Gallows

    More mind games.

    Maverick

    Shinsuke, how do you feel about the mind games of the Wyatts after seeing it first hand? Do you think it's effective? Have they thrown you off your game or made you change it at all?

    Nakamura

    Mind games don't work on me. This…

    Nakamura knocks on his head.

    Is a steel trap. Wyatts can't get inside it. They are different and they are dangerous… but we…

    Nakamura points to himself, Gallows and Anderson.

    Are more dangerous. And they will realize that after they step face to face with the King of Strong Style and I get in their head with my knee!

    Anderson

    Shinsuke is confident and so are Gallows and I. No doubt the Wyatts are creepy… dangerous… and you never know what they'll do. But what do we do? We change up the game!

    Gallows

    They have one game plan… attack like the drones they are. But we will take the fight right to them and hit them with things they'd never expect.

    Nakamura

    And it'll be…

    Nakamura holds up the “too sweet” hand gesture.

    Too sweet!

    Gallows and Anderson smile and they all “too sweet” each other.

    Cole

    Well good luck gentlemen this Sunday against the Wyatts.

    Gallows, Anderson and Nakamura get up from the set and leave.

    That match is this Sunday at Payback. Also this Sunday you will see another chapter in the Sasha Banks and Charlotte rivalry for the Women’s World Championship.

    Maverick

    You know Michael, I was watching that video package our fantastic production crew put together and I can't help but be so excited to see this match. Those two women have so much history from NXT to right here on Smackdown. It truly has become one of the great rivalries, not just women but in wrestling. I can't wait to see the war they will have at Payback all to call themselves champion and the leader of their division.

    Cole

    I completely agree. I can't wait just like the rest of the world to see what these two women will do to be World Champion. And speaking of world titles, we have of course the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship. We saw at the end of the show all of the competitors brawling and getting a taste of what it may be like to hold that World Title high after this Sunday.

    Maverick

    This is one of the most dangerous but also unpredictable matches. Who knows who will come in first or last and if that makes a difference. Will there be alliances between Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns as well as The Club members Finn Balor and AJ Styles? And none of these men have been in this match before. How will they react to it physically and mentally?

    Cole

    A lot of questions going into it but we know that each one of those men is hungry for the World Title and they will give their all to get it. Well thank you Alex for joining me and thank you all for joining us here on Talking Smack! Don't forget about Payback this Sunday live…

    Just then Cole stops as he's interrupted by Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns who come onto the set with microphones looking annoyed.

    Owens

    Unpredictable?! You two want to know who will win this Sunday? It won't be that rambling lunatic Bray Wyatt.

    Reigns

    It won't be that undeserving punk Apollo Crews.

    Owens

    It won't be the man that Roman and I have both pinned in the last three weeks, Finn Balor.

    Reigns

    And it certainly won't be the man that shouldn't even have the title in the first place, AJ Styles.

    Owens

    You want to know who will be champion after Sunday?

    Owens points to himself and Reigns.

    You're looking at him. It'll be one of us. Because while everyone else with huge egos make it every man for himself, Roman and I will team together to eliminate everyone else.

    Reigns

    And when it comes down to the two of us…

    Reigns looks at Owens.

    May the best man win!

    The two stare at each other seriously for a second but then smirk and nod their heads as Talking Smack ends.


    ****** BREAKING NEWS 12/17/16******

    Sources in attendance at tonight's NXT Live Event have informed us that Andrade “Cien” Almas made his return to the ring after serving his 30 day suspension, but after the match Zack Ryder came out from the audience and attacked Almas from behind. We are told that Almas was able to roll out of the ring quickly after the attack happened. As security rushed out to prevent any further attack, Ryder was heard yelling to Almas to meet him tomorrow night at Payback and “take his payback like a man.” We have yet to hear anything from Smackdown General Manager Alex Mavroudis or Commissioner Shane McMahon nor a response from Almas on whether he will show up tomorrow at Payback or not. We will keep you updated as this story rolls forward.



    Quick Results:
    Kevin Owens & Roman Reigns def. Finn Balor & Apollo Crews
    Carmella def. Lana
    The Dudley Boyz def. The Lucha Dragons
    Titus O’Neil def. Zack Ryder
    AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura def. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan


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    WWE Presents…

    Monday Night Raw from the Honda Center Anaheim, California

    Episode 21

    December 19th 2016

    “Gift of Jericho”

    Then.Now.Forever intro followed by “Light Up The Sky” by Thousand Foot Krutch along with the Raw Opening Video. Then…

    *PYRO*

    *PYRO*

    *PYRO*

    Inside the home of the Anaheim Ducks, we are treated to a packed arena.

    *Superhuman*

    The Lone Wolf doesn’t have his normal spotlight; instead the arena is fully lit as an angry Baron Corbin makes a b-line towards the ring.

    Phillips

    We start Monday Night Raw the same way we ended it last week, with The Lone Wolf Baron Corbin. I’m Tom Phillips, alongside me JBL. John, what is this all about?

    JBL

    Probably the incredible bias Nick Kennedy has against Baron Corbin who has successfully defeated John Cena and Randy Orton in three weeks.

    Phillips

    That he has, but it comes with controversy. Even though he has no association to either party involved in both victories there was outside distractions, the Shield with John Cena and Chris Jericho with Randy Orton.

    JBL

    Nick Kennedy is trying to make him an accessory, when maybe he should open his eyes and realize Baron Corbin is ready to take that next big step here in the WWE. He’s ready to be the next John Cena or Randy Orton. I couldn’t agree more.

    Corbin barks out for a microphone which he immediately does. Clearly he is still angry after his encounter with Nick Kennedy last week on Raw Talk.

    Corbin

    The moment I stepped into a WWE ring, I was treated differently. My debut at WrestleMania 32 I defeated 19 other men to win the Andre the Giant Battle Royale. I had the cherished “WrestleMania Moment” in my debut when most superstars never get a WrestleMania moment. I was on cloud nine, thought I was destined to be a star.

    He trails off for a few moments.

    Corbin

    Yet I didn't get the star treatment. I was treated like an average joe, a bench warmer….

    (pauses)

    A B-plus player.

    Corbin runs his fingers through his hair before sighing and shaking his head in frustration.

    Corbin

    Even if the higher ups couldn't see my star power, I could. I believed in myself and I fought and clawed my way up the WWE ladder and eight months later I stood tall atop the mountain because I defeated John Cena and the WWE Champion Randy Orton.

    The crowd boos, but Corbin ignores them as he keeps on going with his promo, staying focus on his thoughts.

    Corbin

    It's a feat not done by many and yet it is a feat that has received zero recognition from Nick Kennedy, just like eight months earlier at WrestleMania, when no one cared about my moment.

    Corbin shrugs.

    Corbin

    But you know what? I don't need your pity.

    The crowd boos.

    Corbin

    I don't need the WWE Universe behind me. I’ve been a loner all my life and it's gotten me this far. I just need to be recognized by one person. I want that one person to admit that I'm the next big thing here in the WWE.

    A smirk appears on the Lone Wolf’s face as the crowd continues to boo.

    Corbin

    And as the next big thing I wanted to be added to the WWE Championship match in two weeks.

    More boos.

    Corbin

    I know you’re listening. You do a lot of talking on Raw Talk. We may be three hours early, but I want to hear you admit it in front of all these people. Come out here Nick Kennedy.

    Corbin begins to pace back and forth waiting for the Raw GM. Is he going to get him?

    *The Time Is Now*


    Corbin is really seething now as the fifteen time World Champion walks out from behind the curtains to a mixed reaction. He has a microphone in his hands and he waits for his music to die down.

    Cena

    I know...I'm not Nick Kennedy, but Baron I couldn't keep listening to you drag on and on about the hardships of your eight month WWE career. How are you still able to perform out here in front of all these fans through all your trials and tribulations?

    Cena is clearly being sarcastic and the crowd along with Corbin can sense it.

    Cena


    Try doing this for fourteen years homie!

    The crowd gives once again a mixed reaction. Cena smiles at the reaction like he often does.

    Cena

    You want to be recognized? I recognize you calling yourself a B-plus player, much like one Daniel Bryan used to be call.

    (pauses)

    It was not true for Daniel Bryan and it is not true for you.

    Corbin has a grin on his face.

    Cena

    But that is where the comparison stops. Daniel Bryan was a revolutionary here in the WWE, a man I had respect for.


    Cena looks Corbin dead in the eyes.

    Cena

    I don't have respect for you.

    Crowd cheers as that grin quickly fades.

    Cena

    You don't want us to feel bad for you and I certainly don't. You walk around here like no one can touch you, that you’re above the rest and you think that entitles you to a title shot.

    (pauses)

    That's not how it works around here. You have to earn them and when others are helping that's not earning, that's taking an easy way out.

    (smiling)

    You and I want the same thing. We want a shot at the WWE Championship. So what do you say Baron? Do you think you can beat me again?

    Crowd cheers.

    Corbin

    Again? You said it yourself I beat you. You may see it as the easy way out I see it as…

    (pauses)


    ...right place, right time. Notice how no one sneak attacks me? They know if they try it will be the End of Days for them.

    Cena rubs his head and then shrugs.

    Cena

    In that case it looks like my day is ending earlier.

    Cena drops the microphone and starts to head towards the ring. The Lone Wolf tosses his microphone to the side as in ready position for Cena. Cena slides into the ring and Corbin slides out on cue. The crowd boos and Cena is frustrated as Corbin starts to backpedal up the ramp.

    *Random*

    The crowd and Cena are happy to see the Raw GM. Corbin finally gets his wish although he doesn't seem happy. Kennedy has microphone in hand and is ready to fire away.

    Kennedy

    According to you Baron I talk a lot, so that's what I'm out here to do. I'm also here to make a few matches.

    Crowd cheers.

    Kennedy

    In two weeks’ time at the first Raw of 2017 you both will be in action. It will be John Cena verse Baron Corbin. To make sure there is no outside interference you will be locked inside a steel cage.

    The crowd cheers and both competitors seem satisfied by the announcement, probably for different reasons.

    Kennedy

    The winner will be the new number one contender to the WWE Championship!

    Crowd cheers again, as once again both men are satisfied by the announcement.

    Kennedy

    Tonight in Anaheim we will have a tag team main event!

    Crowd cheers.

    Kennedy

    It will be Randy Orton and John Cena versing Chris Jericho and Baron Corbin!

    The crowd cheers as Kennedy looks proud at the match he made while Corbin doesn't seem too pleased and Cena loves it.

    Phillips

    Baron Corbin has to team up with the man he gave an End of Days to last week.

    JBL

    That can't be good!

    *Backstage Area*

    We see The Revival getting all tapped up and putting on knee pads. When Dawson looks up to his left he sees all four members of The A-Listers of course with the United States Champion The Miz leading the way.

    Miz

    From one top guy to another let's not have a repeat of what happened at Survivor Series. My brand is at an all-time high and I can't take a hit right now.

    The Revival share a look as Miz continues to ramble.

    Miz

    Even though I'm not in the match tonight under my guidance-

    Dawson

    I'm gonna stop you right there Miz. Your guidance is the reason we lost at Survivor Series.

    Wilder

    You were the team captain.

    Miz and the rest of the A-Listers (except Del Rio) roll their eyes. Del Rio nods in agreement.

    Dawson

    (firm)

    Let us handle this tonight. This is a tag team match, this is our specialty.

    Wilder

    We own the tag team division, just like you own the United States Title division-

    (pauses)

    Although maybe Scott and I will dabble in that division as well.

    Prince Pretty cuts in front of Miz.

    Breeze

    You watch your mouth. You hillbillies aren't even in the same sentence as The Miz.

    Breeze is breathing heavy and ready to continue going off but Miz stops him, calming him down.

    Miz

    It's okay Breeze I got this.

    Breeze falls into the background. Miz takes off his sunglasses before staring down both men.

    Miz

    Really?

    (pauses)

    Really? While I was main-eventing WrestleMania, you two were wrestling in the mud with pigs. You may own the tag division, but I own Monday Night Raw.

    Del Rio

    We-

    Miz

    Ba...ba...ba

    Del Rio rolls his eyes being cut-off/shushed by his fellow A-Lister.

    Miz

    As fast as you climbed up the ladder, I can knock you down just as quickly.

    Dawson gets right into the face of Miz.

    Dawson

    We’d like to see you try.

    Dawson motions for Wilder to follow him as the tag champions brush past the A-Listers who don't seem to know what hit them, especially their leader The Miz.

    *Commercial Break*

    We see Renee Young in the interview pit standing by, waiting for her cue.

    Young

    Please welcome my guest at this time Jack Gallagher.

    Boos from the crowd as Gallagher comes from the right of the screen with The Vaudevillians behind him. He gives Renee a look and smiles.

    Gallagher

    Very nice to finally meet you.

    He grabs her hand a gives her a light kiss on it. The beautiful blonde doesn't know how to act and there a few awkward moments of silence before she snaps out of it and begins the interview.

    Young

    Last week you were able to defeat Kofi Kingston and The Usos in tag team action thanks to a distraction from The Revival. Tonight you take on Kofi one on one. How do you keep up that momentum?

    Gallagher

    It's quite simple Renee. Kofi is an experience lad, but he is currently in a vulnerable state. Not only was he pinned by me last week, he doesn't have his fellow partners as backup. While myself on the other hand have Sir Aiden English and Sir Simon Gotch. Together we are The Violent Gentlemen.

    Young

    Speaking of Kingston’s partners Xavier Woods and Big E, together known as The New Day, Nick Kennedy believed you were behind their attacks. Any word on what the latest is?

    Gallagher

    As far as I know it was only that….a belief, not a fact. We have been more than cooperative with Nick Kennedy and we are all truly sorry for what happened to Xavier and Big E. We hope the culprits will be brought to justice.

    (pauses and sighs)

    It is such a shame. Wonderfully talented gentlemen, yet childish and moronic antics. Maybe they will learn their lessons and realize that is not proper etiquette here in the WWE.

    Gallagher looks off in the distance for a few moments before turning back to Renee.

    Gallagher

    Thank you again for having me Renee. I look forward to doing this again real soon. Cheerio!

    Gallagher with a smile on his face walks off by English and Gotch.

    *Ringside*

    *Ten*

    The crowd erupts in a “Ten” chant as the Perfect Ten makes his way down to the ring.

    JoJo

    This is match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from Niagara Falls weighing two hundred and twenty three pounds….Tyeeeee Dillinger!

    Phillips

    Tye Dillinger once again scheduled for action tonight as his Perfect Ten Open Challenge continues.

    JBL

    He has looked impressive and has so far been undefeated. Four straight wins and no one has come close to defeating him.

    (pauses)

    Can't wait to see who challenges him next!

    *Man With A Plan*

    To a light mixed reaction appears The Brian Kendrick making a B-Line towards the ring, still fresh in his mind the loss he suffered last week. Dillinger immediately grabs the microphone out of JoJo’s hand before she can announce him.

    Dillinger

    (angry)

    You got to be kidding me!

    (shakes his head in frustration)

    I had so much respect for you, before last week. Then you come out here and you deliver a cheap shot. Still...I had a sliver of respect for you, especially after the fight you lost. Now for the second week in a row you come out here and you think you’ve earned another opportunity.

    (sighs)

    I'm sorry Brian, it's not happening. Eva was right. You don't have it anymore. So please turn around and packing in before I lose ALL respect for you.

    Kendrick gets in the ring and shakes his head now. Dillinger rolls his eyes before turning to the referee who tells Dillinger “he can't do anything, it's an open challenge”. After some resistance Dillinger accepts and Kendrick is ready as well.

    Match 1: Tye Dillinger vs. The Brian Kendrick

    Match Summary: Unlike last week Kendrick was not able to get off to a fast start and instead it would be Dillinger getting to the fast start. From there the match would get ugly as Dillinger with each move would get more and more hard-hitting as if he was sending a message to Kendrick and everyone else who stepped to him in the past and the foreseeable future. The Perfect Ten would end it with a Tye-Breaker putting Kendrick out of his misery.

    Winner: Tye Dillinger

    We see Kendrick roll out of the ring in clear pain as Dillinger does a cocky cartwheel before getting his hands raised by the referee.

    Phillips

    That was really painful to watch.

    JBL

    The Brian Kendrick almost made Tye Dillinger look like a fool last week. This week different story and I like what Dillinger is doing, but that was a bit too far. You don't kick a man when he is already down.

    Phillips

    It's probably the most dangerous we’ve seen Tye Dillinger. We mentioned his change of character ever since he arrived here. Down in NXT he was a fan favorite. Now he's his only fan.

    The cameras follow Dillinger up the ramp as some boos can be heard by nearby fans. He gets atop the ramp and cocks his head halfway around and has a cocky smirk on his face.

    *Time To Rise*

    Boos really start to reign down as Kendrick’s former mentor Eva Marie appears atop the ramp. She flashes a devilish smile to Dillinger who smiles back before leaving. Eva then blows a kiss to the fans before making her way down to the ring.

    Phillips

    Women's action is scheduled next as Eva Marie takes on Nikki Bella.

    *Commercial Break*

    We see Kendrick being checked on by medical personnel as he has still not left ringside. Eva Marie shakes her head is disappointment before stretching inside the ring waiting for her opponent.

    *You Can Look (But You Can't Touch)*

    The crowd cheers as the former Divas Champion does a twirl at the top of the ramp before swaggering down to the ring.

    JoJo

    Her opponent from Scottsdale, Arizona…Nikki Bella!

    Phillips

    Things got heated between these two last week as Eva Marie told Nikki Bella if you want to make it back to the top of the division you have to go through her.

    JBL

    We make fun of Eva but she holds multiple victories against former WWE Women's Champion Paige. Eva has looked impressive. Whether or not that's because of The Brian Kendrick is unknown.

    Phillips

    Speaking of Kendrick he is still out here getting looked at by medical personnel.

    Match 2: Eva Marie vs. Nikki Bella

    Match Summary: It's a good back and forth between the two cast members of Total Divas. At the five minute mark both women knock each other down with clotheslines. Both are slow to their feet before the exchange blows. Nikki delivers a few forearm shots to gain a slight advantage but Eva comes back with a kick to the knee of Nikki before slapping her so hard that it echoes throughout the arena. The crowd lets out an “ohh” as Nikki slowly cocks her head forward in anger.

    Eva starts to run away but doesn't get far as Nikki grabs her by her hair. The crowd cheers as Eva is brought closer to Nikki. Nikki starts to say some stuff with emphasis on her facial expressions and just as she finishes she receives a vicious elbow to her nose. EVA HOOKS THE HEAD OF NIKKI AND HITS SLICED RED #2. The crowd is stunned and they boo.

    ONE

    TWO

    TH-The ref stops his count. Eva Marie is confused and we see Nikki Bella’s FOOT ON THE ROPE WITH THE BRIAN KENDRICK NEXT TO IT WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE. Did he? YES REPLAYS CONFIRM THE BRIAN KENDRICK PUT NIKKI’S FOOT ON THE ROPE, UNKNOWING TO THE REF AND EVA. Eva argues with the ref letting out her frustration before going back to Nikki who immediately rolls her up with an inside cradle, which gets her the three count!

    Winner: Nikki Bella

    Nikki rolls out of the ring before Eva Marie can get her hands on her. Nikki celebrates up the ramp and is quickly joined by Kendrick who raises her hand up in the air in victory.

    JBL

    Did you see that Tom? The Brian Kendrick just screwed Eva Marie out of a victory. Here I was feeling all sorry for him and he was playing possum the whole time.

    Phillips

    What an odd turn of events…

    Inside the ring Eva is still going nuts.

    *Backstage Area*

    We are inside Nick’s Kennedy office. He is sitting at his desk. The camera zooms out and we see Dolph Ziggler which gets a positive reaction from the crowd. Ziggler is wearing a pink shirt with a suit jacket over it. He looks like he rather be anywhere else in the world, but there he sits in silence with the Raw General Manager, who looks slightly worried. A few more moments pass-by before quickly standing up from his chair.

    Kennedy

    Come in! Don’t be shy, have a seat!

    Into the frame appears The Big Show. Kennedy looks at his chair and shakes his head.

    Kennedy

    On second thought…I think you should stand.

    Ziggler

    (agitated)

    Why are we here?

    Kennedy

    I’m glad you asked!

    Kennedy takes a seat and clears his throat before talking.

    Kennedy

    I’ve noticed that you two haven’t been yourselves, inside the ring or outside the ring. You both seem sluggish and I must admit I’m worried.

    Before either superstar can speak Kennedy cuts them off.

    Kennedy

    I know you’re probably thinking, “what does he know?” You’re right I don’t know the ups and downs of being a WWE Superstar. What I do know is you guys perform all over the world, for long amounts of time away from your friends and family. You suffered plenty of injuries along the way, all to become a champion here in the WWE and I applaud that. Morale is low from the both of you, but I think I have a solution.

    Kennedy anticipates some kind of reaction, but gets completely silence. He clears his throat once again.

    Kennedy

    You both have struggled as singles competitors as of late. What happened if we made you two a tag team?

    Once again the general manager waits for a reaction and sits in silence a few moments before Ziggler stands from his chair.

    Ziggler

    This was a waste of time.

    Big Show

    Absolutely!

    Both men go to leave and Kennedy swiftly gets up from his seat and cuts both men off from the door-way.

    Kennedy

    This isn’t coming from Nick Kennedy your boss; this is coming from Nick Kennedy the wrestling fan.

    (sighs)

    I grew up watching you Big Show in WCW, ECW and WWE. You’ve been a part of me for all of my life.

    Kennedy turns to Dolph.

    Kennedy

    I was there in 2012 when you defeated John Cena in a ladder match for your Money in the Bank briefcase. You know what followed. The next year the night after WrestleMania you cashed in that briefcase and became the World Heavyweight Champion for a second time.

    (pauses)

    Guys, I get it. The New Era is here in full force and slowly but surely taking over the WWE. It seems like you’re getting phased out, but you still got it. Show the WWE Universe…you still got it.

    The crowd stars a “you still got it” chant as Ziggler and Show look at each other. Kennedy seems slightly worried that his pitch didn’t work. Finally both men face him.

    Big Show

    We’ll do it.

    The crowd cheers as Kennedy can hardly hold back his excitement. He lets out a jump and fist pump before composing himself, trying to stay somewhat professional.

    Kennedy

    The tag team journey starts next week when you two take on the Shining Stars.

    Ziggler

    (scoffs)

    Whatever…can we go now?

    Kennedy nods and moves to the side as Show and Ziggler exit his office. The Long Island native is still giddy.

    *Commercial Break*

    *Backstage Area*

    Everyone move out of the way, here comes a very angry Eva Marie scampering through the hallway. She is screaming her lungs out looking for The Brian Kendrick. A worker carrying a towering stack of papers wobbles into the frame and she slaps them out of his hands sending them flying. She continues to call out looking for The Brian Kendrick, but Kendrick is M.I.A….thank goodness.

    *Announce Table*

    JBL

    As they say Tom “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.

    Phillips

    (light chuckle)

    For The Brian Kendrick’s sake I hope he is long gone from the Honda Center.

    *Gentleman*

    Back to action as the newly named Violent Gentlemen appear out from behind the curtains. Jack Gallagher walks ahead of Simon Gotch and Aiden English as the crowd boos the one time fan favorite.

    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from Manchester, England weighing one hundred and sixty seven pounds…Jack Gallagher.

    Phillips

    John what did you make of Jack’s interview with Renee earlier?

    JBL

    I hope Renee washed her hand. I would not want some random stranger kissing my hand, especially someone as ugly as Jack Gallagher.

    Phillips

    Putting looks aside, this trio would like to be known as The Violent Gentleman and we have seen a mean streak out of all three men as of late.

    JBL

    I don’t know how violent a guy who weighs a buck sixty seven can be, but I guess we’ll see now.

    *New Day, New Way*

    Kofi makes his way down to the ring. No fun and games, it is all business tonight.

    JoJo

    His opponent, from Ghana, West Africa weighing two hundred and twelve pounds….Kofi Kingston!

    Phillips

    Kofi Kingston all business here tonight, but he has to watch his back with English and Gotch ringside.

    JBL

    Kofi’s usually on the right side of the numbers game, but with Big E. and Xavier sidelined he's all alone.

    Phillips

    Let's not forget that before the formation of The New Day, Kofi was quite the decorated singles competitor.

    Match 3: Jack Gallagher w/ Aiden English & Simon Gotch vs. Kofi Kingston

    Match Summary: He may have a new attitude, but Gallagher is still technically sound inside of the ring and is able to ground Kofi in the early going. However, the FORMER Jamaican Sensation won't be grounded for long as he is able to sidestep Gallagher in the corner before delivering a Pedulum kick. He then positions himself on the outside apron before spring boarding off the ropes and landing a huge spike Tornado DDT. Gallagher rolls out of the ring. Kofi runs towards the ropes and ricochets off it just as English and Gotch get over to Gallagher before Raw goes to commercial break.

    *Commercial Break*

    Back from the commercial break Gentleman Jack is once again in control. Replays show that Gotch grabbed the leg of Kofi on the apron, undetected by the referee and Gallagher was able to follow it up with a running dropkick that knocked Kofi onto the outside. Since then he has had control of the match. Both men are up as Gallagher delivers a European Uppercut sending Kingston stumbling into the ropes. Gallagher drops his head and Kofi jumps over performing a sunset flip into a pinning predicament which gets a two count. Both men are up and knock each other down with clotheslines.

    The crowd starts to get behind Kofi while English and Gotch are barking at Gallagher to get up. At seven Kofi is surprisingly up first as he goes over to Gallagher who swipes the legs of Kofi out from under him before grabbing one leg and turning him over for a Boston Crab. Kofi is in agony as he tries to claw to the rope. English and Gotch are in his sight line telling him to tap as he continues to move forward. There's no tapping as Kofi grabs a hold of the bottom rope forcing Gallagher to break the hold.

    Again the referee does not notice that The Artiste delivers a right hand to Kofi’s jaw. Kofi stumbles into the corner and Gallagher notices. He lines up Kofi and it may be time for the Gentleman’s Dropkick. He charges and KOFI MEETS HIM IN THE CENTER DELIVERING TROUBLE IN PARADISE!!! Kofi shoots the half and gets a three count!

    Winner: Kofi Kingston

    The celebration is cut short as English and Gotch bumrush the ring and tackle Kofi making sure he stays down.

    Phillips

    This isn't gentlemen like! This is a mugging! It's 3 on 1.

    JBL

    I guess this is the violent part of their name.

    *New Day, New Way*

    COULD IT BE?!?!? YES! Xavier Woods and Big E. are back and here to even up the odds! Gallagher notices and quickly signals to both English and Gotch. The Violent Gentlemen rush out of the ring and join the WWE Universe as Woods and Big E. enter. Woods checks on Kofi while Big E. rips his shirt off and pounds his chest. He want to do battle right now, but The Violent Gentleman think the better of it.

    Phillips

    Great timing! Welcome back, Big E. and Xavier Woods.

    JBL

    I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss these hip shaking, sugary eating bastards! Welcome back.

    *Backstage Area*

    Serious mood change as we see Baron Corbin lacing up his boots. Thunderous boos from the WWE Universe as Corbin finishes tying them up. He stands up and right in his grill is Chris Jericho which gets a favorable reaction from the crowd and a not so favorable reaction from Corbin. The two superstars stare down each other, both with serious looks on their faces. Finally a smile forms on Jericho's face.

    Jericho

    Very nice performance last week.

    Corbin seems skeptical as he cocks his head to the side.

    Jericho

    Really establishing yourself as a legit threat here in the WWE.

    Corbin still doesn't seem to be buying any of it and Y2J picks up on it.

    Jericho

    What? You thought I would be mad after you blindsided me with that End of Days?

    (pauses and becomes serious)

    Well your right!

    (anger)

    If you ever and I mean evvvvvverrrrr, do that again-

    Corbin

    Save it Chris.

    Crowd goes “oh” as Jericho seems taken back.

    Corbin

    You should be thanking me for beating Randy Orton, something you couldn't do.

    (pauses)

    When I do it again tonight, just consider it a gift from me to you. After all it is the holiday season.

    Corbin steps up towering over Jericho.

    Corbin

    See you out there Chris.

    He slaps Jericho hard on the back before swaggering past him. Jericho begins to turn red in the face as Raw cuts to commercial break.

    *Commercial Break*

    *Backstage Area*

    Somehow The Violent Gentleman are in the back looking over their shoulders to make sure The New Day is nowhere near them. Caught off-guard they are met by Nick Kennedy who has a Christmas bag and an IPad in his hands.

    Kennedy

    Hello gentlemen and I use that word lightly, because I see a bunch of liars in front of me.

    They all seem confused.

    Gallagher

    With all due respect…

    Kennedy

    You lost my respect when you did this!

    Kennedy displays the iPad where we see split images of Xavier Woods and Big E. in unknown areas backstage at previous venues. In both videos we see them get attacked from behind by The Violent Gentlemen.

    Kennedy

    You guys wanted a rematch and your going to get it. On the Raw Supershow it will be The New Day vs. The Violent Gentlemen in an elimination tag match.

    The crowd cheers as The Violent Gentlemen keep their composure. Gallagher sticks out his hand for Kennedy to shake.

    Gallagher

    Thank you sir.

    The Raw general manager simply looks at the hand before Gallagher slowly pulls it away.

    Gallagher

    Good day.

    The Violent Gentlemen leave.

    *Ringside*

    A spotlight turns on at the top of the ramp as we see the Usos with purple and yellow paint on their face, matching their attires do their Somoan chant before jumping in the air and landing just as their music plays.

    *So Close Now*

    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first weighing a combined four hundred and seventy nine pounds...Jimmy and Jey….The Ussssosssss!

    Phillips

    In two weeks time it will be The Usos taking on The Revival for the WWE Tag Team Championships.

    JBL

    They deserved it after eliminating The Revival at Survivor Series. We’ll see if they can replicate that.

    *Swiss Made*

    The crowd cheers as Cesaro makes his way out to the ring. He rips off off his suit before doing his signature pose.

    JoJo

    Their partner from Lucre, Switzerland weighing two hundred and thirty two pounds….Cesaro.

    *Patriot*

    Immediately after Cesaro’s entrance The All-American American makes his way down to the ring. Halfway down the ramp he puts his hand over his heart and yells “We The People”.

    JoJo

    Their tag team partner from Perry, Oklahoma weighing two hundred and seventy five pounds...Jack Swagger!

    Phillips

    Much like The Usos, Cesaro and Jack Swagger will have a chance at gold, however only one can win it in a triple threat match against The Miz.

    JBL

    The United States Championship has eluded both men for so long so long. One has to wonder if this is the last opportunity for both superstars.

    “Say Yeahhh”

    *Southern Proud*

    Here comes the boos as the WWE Tag Team Champions make their way down to the ring, trash talking member of the WWE Universe as they do it.

    JoJo

    Their opponents first weighing a combined four hundred and forty six pounds...Scott Dawson, Dash Wilder...The Revival!

    Phillips

    John, do you think The Revival and The A-Listers will be on the same page tonight after what we saw earlier?

    JBL

    I don't often go against The Miz, but maybe he should heed the advice of The Revival.

    *Awwwwwesoommmeee*

    *I Came to Play*

    Not even participating in the match but still the center of attention is The Miz. He showcases his United States Championship then his wife before walking down the ramp with Del Rio and Breeze a few steps behind him.

    JoJo

    Their tag team partners accompanied by The Miz weighing a combined four hundred and fifty one pounds….Alberto Del Rio and Tyler Breeze.

    Phillips

    The most important thing is they are not trying to have a repeat of what happened at Survivor Series here tonight.

    Match 4: The Usos, Cesaro & Jack Swagger vs. The Revival, Tyler Breeze & Alberto Del Rio

    Match Summary: Del Rio was looking to start this match but Miz demanded that Breeze started it which Del Rio reluctantly did, tagging Breeze in. Cesaro and Breeze would start and Cesaro would get the better of Breeze. Dawson would then get tagged in and Jimny Uso would demand a tag in which he would get. From there The Revival would get the upper hand for their team isolating Jimmy.

    We fast forward to the end of the match in which Wilder blocks a desperation kick from Jimmy who immediately counters with an Enzuguri. Both men need to make a tag and does as Jey is tagged in while Breeze is tagged in. Jey Ducks his clothesline bounces off the ropes and hits a jumping clothesline and follows it up with a dropkick. Del Rio tries to come in and Jey sees him planting him with a hip toss. Scott Dawson comes in and Jey connects with a beautiful SUPERKICK and he spills out of the ring just like Del Rio.

    Breeze from behind rolls up Jey and gets a two count. Both men are up and Jey Ducks a clothesline from Prince Pretty runs towards the ropes making a tag to Cesaro before suicide diving to the outside landing on Del Rio and Dawson. Bodies everywhere as in the ring Cesaro sweeps Breeze’s legs before doing the Cesaro swing and following it up with THE SHARPSHOOTER. Breeze looks like he is about to tap but Wilder breaks the hold! Swagger comes in chasing Wilder who tries to back-peddle away but is sent up and over the top rope.

    Cesaro yells at Jack to get out of the ring and from behind Breeze PUSHES CESARO INTO SWAGGER AND THE TWO BUMP HEADS. Swagger looks like he took it in his eye as he falls to the mat as Cesaro favors his forehead as Breeze rolls Cesaro and gets a three count!

    Winner: The Revival, Tyler Breeze & Alberto Del Rio

    Breeze rolls out of the ring and is nearly tackled by The Miz who immediately raised Prince Pretty’s hand while the rest of the team try to catch up to the duo in who is making their way up the ramp.

    Phillips

    A bit of miscommunication between Cesaro and Jack Swagger.

    JBL

    Cesaro wanted Swagger out of the ring, maybe wanted him in the corner so he could tag him and Tyler Breeze was able to take advantage of the chaos.

    Phillips

    Chaos or not, what an effort from Prince Pretty and you can tell The Miz is loving every second of it.

    We see the medical personnel holding a towel to the eyebrow of Swagger while The Usos check on a frustrated Cesaro inside the ring. Miz continues to show love to Breeze and no one else atop the ramp.

    *Backstage Area*

    We see Nick Kennedy with iPad and gift bag in possession. He is on the move swiveling his head left to right. His eyes widen as he quickly walks over to Emma who is texting on her cell phone. He sneaks up from behind and places his things down on ground before putting his hands over Emma’s eyes.

    Kennedy

    (giddy)

    Guess who?

    Instead of guessing she delivers an elbow to the gut of her bae who quickly favors that spot. She turns and seems more angry than concerned for his well-being.

    Emma

    What did I tell you about sneaking up on me?

    Kennedy

    (in pain)

    Sorry.

    He takes a few beats to regather himself before grabbing the bag and iPad.

    Kennedy

    About last week…

    Emma crosses her arms in anger at the mention of last week.

    Kennedy

    I was wrong for saying you should change. To make up for that, Christmas came a few days early.

    Before he can continue her eyes widen.

    Emma

    Is that a new iPad?!?!?

    She goes to grab it but he shields it from her and instead pushes the bag towards her.

    Kennedy

    Merry Christmas babe!

    Slightly upset Emma turns her attention to the bag and looks inside. She pulls out some red and green tissue paper before pulling out a STUFF KANGAROO! The crowd cheers as Kennedy smiles.

    Kennedy

    You like it?!?! It's a kangaroo, you know since you’re from Australia and all.

    (pauses)

    His name is Jack!

    The crowd laughs as Emma sighs. Nick looks worried.

    Kennedy

    What wrong? Do you not like it?

    Emma

    I do….

    (pauses)

    I was really hoping for something else.

    Kennedy

    Something else?

    Emma

    Something that would mean so much more to me.

    Kennedy

    Like….

    Emma

    Like…next week I get to choose an opponent for Paige.

    Kennedy

    C’mon bae you know I can't-

    Emma

    By the way you gift is waiting for you when we get home. Let's just say it's…

    (soft and seductive voice)

    ...what you been wanting since we started dating.

    Kennedy’s eyes wide.

    Kennedy

    You mean…?

    Emma nods.

    Kennedy

    No teasing?

    She pulls him forward and plants a huge kiss on his lips for a good ten seconds. She pulls back and his lips are covered in purple lipstick.

    Emma

    Does that seem like a tease?

    Kennedy slowly shakes his head no as he is speechless. Emma smiles before grabbing her Kangaroo from off the ground.

    Emma

    So...we have a deal?

    Kennedy nods again saying nothing as Emma pinches his cheeks.

    Emma

    Thanks babe!

    She leaves as Kennedy stands lifeless still memorized by that kiss.

    *Commercial Break*

    Back from break we see a Raw Talk graphic.

    Phillips

    Tonight on Raw Talk we will see Cesaro and Jack Swagger. They will join Renee and Nick Kennedy, immediately after Raw tonight.

    *Break The Walls Down*

    A mixed reaction for the former WWE Champion as Chris Jericho struts out with a gaudy scarf around his neck. Nearby fans boo as Jericho continues to make his way down the ramp.

    JoJo

    This match is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada weighing two hundred and twenty seven pounds…Chris Jericho!

    Phillips

    In two weeks’ time at the Raw Supershow it will be Chris Jericho in a rematch against the current WWE Champion Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Tonight he has to work with the Lone Wolf Baron Corbin who laid him out with an End of Days.

    *Superhuman*

    Tremendous heat from the WWE Universe as Baron Corbin makes his way down to the ring, confidence at an all-time high. Much like Jericho he ignores the fans as Jericho inside the ring doesn’t seem too ecstatic about tagging with Corbin.

    JoJo

    His tag team partner from Kansas City, Missouri weighing two hundred and eighty five pounds…Baron Corbin!

    Phillips

    We learned tonight that Baron Corbin and John Cena will face off at the Raw Supershow inside a steel cage. The winner will be the number on contender to the WWE Championship.

    JBL

    I never like to doubt Big Match John, but Baron Corbin has been on an incredible run the last few weeks. He’s peaking at the right time and if he can continue this hot streak he is well on his way to become the number one contender and possibly a WWE Champion!

    *The Time Is Now*

    Positive reaction for Cena who comes out with a huge smile on his face. He pulls out a towel that reads “Never Give Uo” before flashing his pearly whites and tossing it into the crowd, just as he starts to run down the ramp.

    JoJo

    Their opponents, first from West Newbury, Massacheutts weighing two hundred and fifty one pounds…Johnnnnn Cennnnaaaa!

    Phillips

    The number one contendership match is just as important to John Cena as it is to Baron Corbin. Cena has never forgotten his lost at Summerslam this past summer. He is still looking to make history and tie Ric Flair’s record.

    *Voices*

    The loudest pop of the night belongs to the WWE Champion and rightfully so. He showcases the WWE Championship around his shoulders as he stares at all three superstars in the ring.

    JoJo

    His partner from St. Louis, Missouri weighing two hundred and fifty pounds….Rannnndyyyy Orton.

    Phillips

    Randy Orton walks to the ring tonight look at his opponent in two weeks and a future opponent at a later date.

    JBL

    It’s a tag team match and yet who knows if either side trust their tag team partner. This can be an interesting situation here tonight.

    Main Event: Chris Jericho & Baron Corbin vs. John Cena & Randy Orton

    Match Summary: Orton has been taking a beating from Cobin who has been in the match the longest as of right now, never making a tag to Jericho as he continues to make a statement. However, the WWE Champion is able to fight back as Corbin attempts to whip him into the ropes but instead Orton counters with his signature INVERTED BACKBREAKER! “RKO” chants fill the arena as Cena is fired up in the corner. Orton is crawling over to make the tag and now Corbin is looking for a tag. He stumbles over to Jericho who has his hand stretched out. Corbin goes for the hand AND JERICHO PULLS IT AWAY! Corbin looks up as Jericho drops off the apron! Corbin starts to yell at The Best in the World, but it doesn’t seem to matter as Jericho is making his way to the back! Corbin turns just as ORTON TAGS IN CENA!

    Corbin looks to get back on the offense, but no dice as Cena is able to avoid a clothesline and hit a running leaping shoulder block. He follows it up with another before hitting the Spin-Out Powerbomb. The crowd goes wild as they know what is next. Cena does a little “You Can’t See Me” before bouncing off the ropes into a FIV-NO CORBIN SHOWS HIS AGILITY AND COUNTERS INTO A DEEP SIX BEFORE GOING FOR A LATERAL PRESS AND GETTING A TWO COUNT!

    Corbin looks at Cena’s corner and sees Orton is still on his back on the apron. Corbin grabs Cena and delivers a few forearms to keep Cena dazed before attempting to whip him into the corner. Instead Cena sends him into the corner, but again agility is a factor as Corbin slides out of the ring before sliding back in and hitting a clothesline that even got JBL excited before going for another pin and again getting a two count! Most superstars would be frustrated but not Corbin who quickly grabs Cena at the back of the neck. Cena is up to a vertical base and delivers an elbow to Corbin and then another one releasing the hold before hitting another Spin-Out Powerbomb, followed by a Five Knuckle Shuffle with no theatrics this time. Cena gets back to his feet and begins to circle his opponent. Corbin is slightly dazed as he gets back up to his feet. He is spun around by the fifteen time champion and hoisted onto his shoulders. Corbin delivers elbows of his own and is able to slide off and push Cena into the ropes. CORBIN FALLS TO A KNEE UNAWARE OF CENA GETTING TAGGED FROM BEHIND BY ORTON. CENA REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND RIGHT INTO THE END OF DAYS FROM CORBIN! BEFORE THE LONE WOLF CAN MAKE THE PIN ORTON SPINS HIM AROUND….RKO! Cena rolls out of the ring as Orton makes the pin for the victory!

    Winners: Randy Orton & John Cena

    The crowd cheers as Orton gets his hands raised by the referee but the celebration is cut short as Jericho IS IN THE RING AND TACKLES ORTON FROM BEHIND! Jericho is on top of Orton delivering a series of right hands as Orton tries to cover up best he could. Jericho then stands and delivers a few stomps. He bounces off the ropes before hitting a LIONSAULT! Like signature Orton Jericho then starts to stalk Orton. He slaps the mat a few times as Orton favors his ribs before slowly getting up. Jericho smiles before planting the WWE Champion with a CODEBREAKER! The crowd boos as Jericho stands tall over Orton who is in a world of hurt courtesy of the Best in the World!

    Phillips

    Not only did Chris Jericho ditch his partner and not even get involved in the match, he attacked his opponent from behind, after said match and laid him out with a CODEBREAKER. He even mocked The Viper.

    JBL

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what Jericho planned all along. That is why he is the “Best in the World”. Statement made and we could be looking at the new WWE Champion.

    Y2J is out of the ring as the camera shows all three superstars laid out inside and outside the ring before putting the camera on the Best in the World as Raw fades to black.

    Raw Talk

    Instead of the normal Raw Talk lead in video, we are welcomed inside the studio and we see Nick Kennedy red with anger.

    Kennedy

    What are you guys doing here? Where is Renee?

    We see the Iconic Duo, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay sitting where Renee Young usually is.

    Kay

    She wanted us to cover for her.

    Kennedy

    (skeptical)

    I find that hard to believe!

    Royce

    She had a family emergency.

    Kennedy gets on his cellphone and angrily stomps his foot waiting for a reply. He shakes his head in frustration before hanging up.

    Kennedy

    I can do the show by myself.

    He starts to wave to someone off-screen. Security starts to flank the stage as Royce and Kay start to panic.

    Kay

    Wait…wait! We can fill in.

    Royce

    We have experience interviewing people down in NXT!

    Kennedy

    Absolutely not!

    Security is quickly approaching.

    Royce

    If you let us do this we won’t bother you anymore.

    Kennedy puts up his hand and security stops.

    Kennedy

    What did you say?

    Royce

    If you let us do this, we will never be on Raw Talk again to bother you.

    Kay

    We promise.

    Nick looks slightly conflicted but waves security off and the Iconic Duo gets all giddy.

    Royce

    You will not regret this.

    Kennedy

    I feel like I already am.

    Kennedy takes a seat as Royce and Kay take the lead.

    Kay

    I’m Billie Kay and alongside me is my beautiful, smart, iconic partner…Peyton Royce.

    Royce

    Thanks but you’re more beautiful, smart, and iconic than me Billie.

    Kay

    No you are.

    Royce

    No you are.

    Kay

    No you-

    Kennedy

    And I’m Raw General Manager Nick Kennedy.

    Kay

    Ugh…RUDE!

    Royce

    We we’re getting to you!

    Kennedy

    We don’t have all night. We need to speed this up ladies.

    Royce

    Fine!

    Both girls roll their eyes and signal to Kennedy to take the lead.

    Kennedy

    With Monday Night Raw in the books we are now officially less than two weeks away from the Raw Supershow and it is turning out to be quite the event. Two new matches were made by me. One being The Violent Gentlemen verse The New Day in an elimination six man tag team match.

    Kay (O.S.)

    BORING!

    Kennedy makes a face and ignores the comment.

    Kennedy

    It will also be John Cena verse Baron Corbin inside a steel cage. The winner will be the new number one contender to the WWE Championship!

    (turns to the Iconic Duo)

    Ladies, what match are you two looking most forward to?

    Royce

    Obviously it is the WWE Women’s Championship!

    Kay

    This obviously would be better if Peyton and I were in it.

    Royce

    Obviously!

    Kay

    However, there is a fellow Aussie in the match and that’s Emma, the current WWE Women’s Champion.

    Royce

    Yasssss slay girl slay!

    Kay

    We fully expect her to defeat Paige in two weeks.

    Royce

    Obviously!

    Both girls giggle as Kennedy begins his analysis.

    Kennedy

    I too will be keeping a close eye on that match. While I will be rooting for my bae Emma, I’m interested to see how Paige performs. She was one hell of a champion and she will do anything to get it back.

    Kay

    I can’t believe you and Emma are dating?

    Royce

    Like ew…

    Kennedy

    Well some say we’re an iconic duo.

    Royce

    Oh my god!

    Kay

    Never say that again!

    Royce

    There can only be one iconic duo and you’re looking at them.

    Kennedy

    Moving on…another match I look forward to is the United States Triple Threat match between The Miz and his two opponents who are our guests at this time Cesaro and Jack Swagger.

    Swagger shakes hands with Kennedy and is all smiles, while Cesaro has a different attitude. He still seems bothered. Royce and Kay look at Cesaro and wave at him.

    Royce

    Hey Cesaro!

    Kay

    You really are a Superman, especially up close.

    Royce

    We can be your Lois Lane.

    Kay

    We know you like foreign girls.

    Kennedy

    (annoyed)

    Ladies…can we please keep it professional?

    Kay

    Whatever!

    Kennedy clears his throat before turning to the two superstars.

    Kennedy

    Tough lost for you two tonight, however in less than two weeks you will be facing The Miz in a triple threat match for the United States title, you both must be exciting.

    Swagger

    It is very exciting, especially now that the A-Listers are banned from ringside. That has been the x-factor Miz has always had. Now that he doesn’t have it the competition is even.

    Kennedy

    That it is. It’s been a long road for you and Cesaro.

    Swagger

    It has. We’ve been dealing with the antics of The Miz for months. We’ve always come short, but come two weeks from now one of us will be walking out of Raw the new United States Champion.

    Kennedy looks over at the distant Cesaro.

    Kennedy

    Cesaro you seem quiet over there…any thoughts?

    Cesaro looks at Kennedy and the women before looking at Swagger. Cesaro sighs.

    Cesaro

    All I keep hearing out of Jack’s mouth is we…we…we. Last time I checked only one of us could win the United States Championship. Tonight I would have gained momentum towards that match, if Jack didn’t get involved tonight.

    The All American American has a puzzled look on his face.

    Swagger

    C’mon man! It wasn’t like that

    Cesaro

    I’ve been friendly up to this point, but when it comes to that United States Championship there is no we. There is The Miz, Jack Swagger and the soon to be new United States Champion, the Swiss Superman…Cesaro!

    Cesaro gets up from his seat and leaves the set much to the surprise of both Kennedy and Swagger. Swagger turns to Kennedy.

    Kennedy

    I bet you were not expecting that.

    Swagger

    I did not. I’ll chalk that up to frustration. We are both frustrated. The Miz has been a thorn in our sides for the last few months. At the Raw Supershow, it all comes to an end. There will be a new United States Champion and that will be held by the two time All-American…Jack Swagger!

    He smiles before extending his hand out to Kennedy who shakes it.

    Swagger

    Thanks for having me boss.

    Kennedy

    Anytime!

    Swagger leaves as Kennedy turns to the Iconic Duo.

    Kennedy

    So what did you guys think?

    Kay

    I think…I think…you need better guest.

    Royce

    Yeah and you need to ask harder hitting questions.

    Kennedy

    Harder hitting questions…like?

    Royce

    Like….

    Kay

    (slight panic)

    What are you doing here?

    The Raw General Manager looks confused and turns around as we see Renee Young all disheveled, hair is a mess, sweat is pouring down her head, and she looks red with anger. She points to the Iconic Duo and yells.

    Young

    They tied me up and locked me in a storage closet.

    Kennedy

    What?!?!?

    (turns to the Iconic Duo)

    Is that tr-

    He stops as the Iconic Duo is off the set faster than the roadrunner. Kennedy shakes his head in frustration before turning to the cameras.

    Kennedy

    Can we get medical personnel here to check on Renee? We got to cut this short. This has been Raw Talk with Nick Kennedy; we’ll see you next week from Chicago.

    The feed immediately cuts to black as Raw Talk comes to an abrupt end.

    Quick Results

    Tye Dillinger def. The Brian Kendrick

    Nikki Bella def. Eva Marie

    Kofi Kingston def. Jack Gallagher

    The Revival & Tyler Breeze, Alberto Del Rio def. The Usos & Jack Swagger, Cesaro

    Randy Orton & John Cena def. Baron Corbin & Chris Jericho

    Confirmed for Next Week

    Dolph Ziggler & The Big Show vs. The Shining Stars

    Confirmed For Raw 1/2/17

    Elimination Tag Team Match

    The New Day vs. The Violent Gentlemen

    #1 Contendership Steel Cage Match

    John Cena vs. Baron Corbin

    WWE United States Championship Match

    (A-Listers banned from ringside)

    The Miz © vs. Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro

    Tye Dillinger Open Challenge

    (Anyone can answer challenge)

    Tye Dillinger vs. ???

    WWE Women’s Championship Match

    Paige vs. Emma ©

    WWE Tag Team Championship Match

    The Revival © vs. The Usos

    WWE Championship Match

    Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton ©

    Last edited by RatedR31; 10-01-2019 at 11:34 PM.


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