Daniel Bryan starts off by saying that he isn't Donald Trump. What a way to begin.
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James Ellsworth is at ringside in the corner of Ambrose.
Fast start from Ambrose to the match who hits Styles fast and furiously. He sends AJ toppling over the top and Styles viciously attacks James Ellsworth. Ambrose to check on Ellsworth but Styles hits him with a plancha.
Styles hits Ambrose with a dropkick as we come back from the break. Ambrose, in turn, sends Styles crashing to the outside and hits Styles with a Tope Suicida and lays him out. He then drags Styles back in and continues to work on him.
Styles tries to reverse into a Calf Crush but Ambrose blocks it and has Styles in a Cloverleaf but Styles stretches and manages to reach the ropes. Styles and Ambrose are both on the apron and Styles hits Ambrose with a snap suplex on the apron!! The crowd and Ellsworth are quiet as we head into another commercial break.
Ambrose and Styles trade blows to the face with Ambrose coming out on top with some vicious forearms. Ambrose pins Styles following a back press for the nearfall.
Dean tries to go for a superplex but Styles breaks out and hits a perfect springboard inverted DDT! 1 - 2 - He kicks out! What a move! Styles goes looking for a Styles Clash but Ambrose powers out and almost clotheslines Styles' head off. He follows it up with a superplex from the top rope. Both men are down.
Styles recovers first and locks in the Calf Crusher but Ambrose scratches and crawls his way to the rope. With Ambrose still recovering from the Calf Crusher, Styles hits Ellsworth with a basement dropkick. Styles then goes for a phenomenal forearm but Ambrose blocks and goes for a Dirty Deeds of his own. Styles manages to block.
With Styles reeling on the outside we see James Ellsworth deliver a Superkick to Styles out of revenge. However, he ends up causing Dean the chance to be #1 contender as AJ wins by DQ.
AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose by DQ
Kenny from the Spirit Squad is in control as the match starts. Kenny tags in Mikey as the crowd chant "We want Rhyno". Kenny gets tagged back in and he puts Slater in a knee bar and tags Mikey back in.
Slater hits Mikey and finally manages a tag. Rhyno slams Kenny but gets attacked by Mikey. The Spirit Squad go for a double team by Slater hits Mikey with a running knee and Rhyno hits a bell-to-belly suplex for the nearfall.
Ziggler and Miz clash on the outside and Slater pushes Kenny onto The Miz and wipes him out. Mikey, isolated in the ring, gets hit with a Gore. This one's over.
Heath Slater and Rhyno vs The Spirit Squad
The Miz is out with Maryse and the Spirit Squad. Ziggler comes out to confront the Miz who refuses Dolph's challenge. Miz and the Spirit Squad go to attack Dolph but Heath Slater and Rhyno come out to join Ziggler.
Heath tells Miz to stop putting his wife in from of him to put her in harm's way. Miz replies by calling Slater an embarrasment and says him and Rhyno as tag champs was even more embarrassing than Ziggler as IC Champ.
Miz challenges Rhyno on Slater on behalf of the Spirit Squad and Rhyno accepts before Slater can say no.
This match is to qualify for the women's match between Raw and SmackDown at Survivor Series. Who will qualify?
Nikki begins the match with an Oklahoma roll and follows it up with a crucifix pin. Natalya kicks out of both and Nikki hits her with a basement dropkick to the outside. Natalya recovers and sends Nikki face first into the apron followed by a forearm.
Natalya's in control now and has Nikki Bella in a modified bow and arrow hold. Nikki counters into a roll-up pin but Natalya kicks out again and has Bella in a headlock. Nikki powers out but Natalya puts her in a Sharpshooter followed by a snap suplex.
Natalya tries to follow it up with a leg drop but she misses and Nikki hits her with an enzeguiri off the corner. Natalya kicks out at two and a half. Natalya goes for an inverted surfboard but Nikki converts it into an STF!
Nikki Bella def. Natalya
Carmella viciously attacks Nikki after the match and hits her with repeated forearms followed by a Bella Buster.
Randy Orton refuses to answer why he attacked Kane. He just stares at the camera and says "If you can't beat 'em, join them."
The Ascension are on a pre-match video and say that there is no team on the SD roster bigger or badder than them and they'll rise at Survivor Series. Clearly, they don't remember jobbing for the last year. The Hype Bros also appear in a pre-match video and basically promise to win among a lot of talk about hype and bros.
Konnor and Zack Ryder start us off. Connor delivers a vicious clothesline over the top rope to Zack Ryder to begin with. He drags Ryder back in and hits him with a European uppercut before tagging Viktor. Viktor works over Ryder for a bit before tagging Konnor back in.
Ryder hits Konor with a jawbreaker and both men go down and crawl to make tags. Mojo Rawley comes in with fire and hits Viktor hard. He follows it up with a corner splash and goes for the pinfall. Konnor breaks up the count but Ryder comes in and takes him out. The Hype Bros have Viktor in their sights and hits him with a Hype Rider for the win.
The Hype Bros def. The Ascension
Becky Lynch is finally back from injury to a huge ovation from the crowd as she walks down to meet Renee Young in the ring. Becky is almost immediately interrupted by Alexa Bliss. Bliss walks down to the ring and tells Renee to scoot.
Alexa tells Becky that Becky knows that her position is in jeopardy especially with her needing 'back surgery'. Becky denies the accusation and says that the doctors at the emergency room didn't let her compete at No Mercy.
Alexa tells Becky to spare herself the embarrassment and just hand Alexa the belt and calls her a coward. Becky calls Alexa crazy, saying that she'd see her in the ring in 2 weeks at Glasgow.
Alexa goes to cheap shot Becky but Becky blocks it and hits her with a forearm and Alexa rolls out. Becky follows her out by Alexa shoulder charges her straight into the ring post and rolls Becky back in. With Becky helpless, Alexa brings out a bottle of spray paint and sprays a spine onto Becky's shirt before walking away emphatically.
Kane and Bray Wyatt start the match by trading hard blows to each other. Wyatt looks like he's in no mood for fun and games and goes to the top rope early. He tries to go for a diving clothesline but Kane catches him with a right hand to the gut.
Wyatt rolls to the outside and kicks Kane who rolls out after him. Wyatt takes Kane near the announcer's table but Kane hits back and has Wyatt by the throat. As Kane is about to go for the chokeslam, the lights go out.
The lights come back on and Luke Harper appears on top of the announcer's table and kicks Kane in the face as we head into the break.
We come back from the break with Kane in control till Luke Harper pulls at him to interfere. Kane is on the outside and he smashes into Luke Harper before rolling back in.
Wyatt delivers a modified Rock Bottom and goes for the Sister Abigail but Kane blocks and catches him by throat. Then Randy Orton's music hits. Orton walks to the ring and faces off with Harper who slowly backs off. Orton looks like he's about to RKO Bray but no! He RJO's Kane!!!
Wyatt goes for the cover......1-2-3!! He wins!
Bray Wyatt def. Kane
The night kicks off with James Ellsworth backstage with Dean Ambrose. Ellsworth thanks Ambrose for his help and offers to be ringside for his match against AJ Styles.
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