Sami Zayn def. Sheamus
Sheamus’ energy was on full show early as Sami Zayn’s a number of makes an attempt at hip tosses had been simply countered right into a thunderous clothesline from The Celtic Warrior as Butch and Ridge Holland seemed on from ringside. A distraction from Undisputed WWE Tag Staff Champions The Usos allowed Zayn to realize the higher hand, however a flying crossbody countered into an Irish Curse Backbreaker put Sheamus proper again in cost.
Sheamus took to the highest rope with a White Noise in thoughts, however Zayn countered right into a sit-out powerbomb. Because the motion continued, Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick on Zayn, however a distraction by Jimmy Uso and a subsequent superkick from Jey Uso allowed Zayn to roll up Sheamus for the win.
Shayna Baszler def. Emma through Submission
The ruthless Shayna Baszler was on the prime of her recreation in opposition to Emma, mercilessly focusing on her opponent’s arm. The savvy Emma fought again and hit Baszler with a neckbreaker via the second rope in addition to a tarantula submission try. Nevertheless, when Emma tried a top-rope maneuver, Shayna countered and swiftly utilized the Kirifuda Clutch to safe the win.
When Baszler tried to assault Emma after the match, Shotzi and Raquel Rodriguez hit the ring to confront Baszler, who promptly to keep away from a 3-on-1 assault.
Gunther def. Kofi Kingston
Recent off being the primary competitor to declare for the Royal Rumble Match, Kofi Kingston battled Intercontinental Champion Gunther, with the high-flying former WWE Champion instantly utilizing his velocity to his benefit.
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci precipitated a distraction, permitting Gunther to knock down Kofi, however their actions prompted Braun Strowman to seem and neutralize the numbers benefit. As the 2 adorned wrestlers battled, neither might put the opposite away regardless of an S.O.S. from Kingston and a devastating powerbomb by Gunther.
With each males clearly spent, Gunther mustered the vitality to plant Kingston with the Final Symphony to lastly declare the victory.
Tegan Nox returned to WWE and saved Liv Morgan
Liv Morgan confronted the brash and conceited Injury CTRL, however the numbers recreation was not in her favor. Instantly, Tegan Nox exploded again onto the WWE scene in jaw-dropping trend and saved Morgan from the beatdown. Nox briefly unloaded on all three members of Injury CTRL earlier than Bayley and firm overwhelmed the returning Famous person and started to place the boots to her. Seconds later, nonetheless, Morgan blasted the menacing trio with savage Kendo stick strikes, and Nox clobbered Bayley with the Shiniest Wizard.
Ricochet def. Santos Escobar
Ricochet and Santos Escobar battled within the finals of the SmackDown World Cup with an opportunity to problem for the Intercontinental Title on the road.
As Ricochet went to the tope rope, Legado del Fantasma diverted the referee’s consideration and pushed Ricochet off to save Escobar. The referee subsequently ejected Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro, in addition to Zelina Vega. Escobar proved worthy with out them, nailing Ricochet with a dive via the ropes.
As each males seemed for a bonus, Ricochet nailed Escobar with a ring-rattling superplex, however a subsequent double headbutt grounded each males. Because of absurd athleticism from every competitor, Escobar hit Ricochet with a hurricanrana off the barrier at ringside. Escobar tried to hit one other hurricanrana, this time from the highest rope, however Ricochet landed it and used his unimaginable offense to almost put away Escobar.
Extra scintillating offense from each males noticed Ricochet lastly have Escobar in place for the 630, which secured him the win, an Intercontinental Championship Match and the SmackDown World Cup!