A few referees run down to the ring to stop Strowman, prompting Foley to come out. Zayn yells at Foley saying he does not need his help. Strowman steps into the ring and asks Foley why he stopped the action between Zayn and him for two weeks in a row.
Foley says that Zayn needs to be saved from himself because he does not quit. Zayn has heard enough and says Foley is screwing him over and Foley gets in his face and tells Zayn that he will never beat Strowman because Strowman is a monster.
Charlotte and Dana Brooke are talking about Charlotte’s homecoming. Charlotte says that she will end the rivalry between her and Sasha Banks once and for all by beating her tonight.
Tony Nese vs Cedric Alexander: There is a couple of minutes of back and forth action after which Nese connects with the pump handle slam for the win.
Paul Heyman is expected to appear next to address Brock Lesnar’s Survivor Series shocker.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Chris Jericho. Jericho says it is very personal to him and that if Owens does not need him, he does not need Owens either. Jericho yells at Charly to get out and he continues walking with his luggage and the list. Jericho yells at his driver to open the limousine door.
The driver knocks the list to the ground by mistake. Jericho calls him a stupid idiot and asks him to get into the car. Turns out the driver is none other than Seth Rollins. Rollins unloads on Jericho and beats him while trash talking Jericho about him making the list.
Rollins slams Jericho into a few cars and goes for a pedigree on the concrete, but Jericho avoids and drops Rollins on top of a car. Rollins pulls Jericho and plants him with a pedigree on top of a car.
Sasha Banks vs Charlotte is announced next.
Sasha Banks vs Charlotte for the WWE Women’s championship: Both lock up in the center of the ring. Charlotte goes for a quick pin attempt on Sasha. Sasha ducks a clothesline and connects with the back stabber and turns into a banks statement. Charlotte quickly gets to the ropes.
Sasha knocks Dana off the apron when she tries to interfere in the match. Sasha launches Dana into the steel steps. Sasha comes back with a shoulder thrust and a cross body to get a two count.
Sasha tries to mock the Flair strut and gets lots of boos from the Charlotte home crowd.
Charlotte knocks Sasha off the apron and follows her, but Sasha is able to duck. Sasha continues to fight, and tosses her over the barrier till Charlotte comes back with strikes. Charlotte slings Sasha ribs first. Referee calls for the ten count but both women continue to brawl at ring side. Charlotte throws Sasha into the ring barrier again, rib first. The fight goes into the crowd now.
Charlotte and Sasha do not make the ten count and the match ends in a double count out.
After the match, Foley comes out and says that he will not allow this rivalry to end this way. Foley asks both to take rest as their match will restart later and it will be a falls count anywhere.
We are shown vignettes of Heyman’s sit down interview with Michael Cole. It is shown that Heyman is crying.
Next, Lana is out to introduce her husband, Rusev. Enzo Amore and Big Cass are out next. Enzo cuts a promo on Lana about how she saw how he was really doing from last week. Cass goes ahead and names a bunch of different thanksgiving dishes as the crowd is into it and chants ‘How you doin’.
Enzo says Lana was thinking about a certified G stuffing her turkey while Rusev and his family were having thanksgiving dinner.
Immediately after the bell rings, Rusev flattens Enzo out. Rusev continues trash talking and he kicks Enzo below the belt, prompting the referee to call for a disqualification. After the match, Cass hits the ring, but Rusev retreats.
Charly Caruso is talking backstage with Mark Henry and we see a preview of WWE Studios’ movie ‘Incarnate’. Titus O’Neil walks up and complains about him being in line for the role but Henry stole it from him.
Henry tries to walk away, but Titus grabs his arm and tells Henry not to walk away. Henry shoves Titus to the floor and says he has lost his mind.
Next, we have Rich Swann vs Noam Dar.
Rich Swann vs Naom Dar: The cruiser weight champion, Brian Kendrick is out on commentary for the match. Swann taunts Kendrick about their bout at 205 Live premiere main event tomorrow.
Swann suddenly connects with a huge kick out of nowhere after back and forth action for the win.
Swann starts dancing around after the match and is interviewed by Corey Graves in the ring and asks him about the possibility of him winning the title tomorrow night. Swann says he has already beat Kendrick twice and this time he will be coming home as the new Cruiserweight champion. He says it will be so because Kendrick cannot handle this.
We are shown footage from last week of Sheamus and Cesaro’s title shot from last week. Sheamus is shown in a bar having a drink. Tessa Blanchard is shown sitting next to him and walks off when Cesaro walks up with a drink to celebrate them having to never team again. They end up arguing but strike a friendly conversation soon about their win at Survivor Series. A random dude approaches Sheamus and welcomes him to America and picks on him for having a funny name and having a funny look.
He threatens Sheamus and asks him to come join his buddies. A dude burps in Cesaro’s face. Sheamus calms Cesaro down and reminds him that they are professionals and they eventually change their mind and go to work on the group. They clear the bar.
WWE announced that the Ambrose Asylum would be returning on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live and the special guest for this episode of the talk show would be James Ellsworth.
Still to come, Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns and the re-match between Charlotte and Sasha Banks in a falls count anywhere match. We will also hear from Paul Heyman about his client’s loss at Survivor Series.
Next match of the night is, Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns. If Reigns wins, he gets a title shot at Owens’ title at WWE Roadblock.
Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens: Owens attacks Reigns before the bell even rings till the referee backs him off. The bell is rung and Owens starts to work on Reigns almost immediately.
Reigns is kicked out to the floor and Owens follows him to the outside. Owens brings Reigns back into the ring and connects with a senton bomb for a two count.
Owens connects with a clothesline on Reigns. Reigns makes a comeback here, but Owens drops him with a DDT for another two count. Owens hits Reigns with the corner canon ball for another two count.
Owens locks Reigns in a head lock and trash talks Reigns. Owens breaks the hold and connects with a senton for another two count. Owens goes for another senton but is countered by Reigns. Reigns comes back with clotheslines in the corner and connects with a big boot.
Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop but is blocked by Owens. Reigns misses with a clothesline but is able to connect with the Samoan Drop for another two count.
Reigns climbs to the top for a superplex but is blocked by Owens, who sends Reigns onto the mat. Reigns connects with a super man punch. He connects with another superman punch and Owens hits the apron head first.
Reigns goes for a spear, but Owens blocks it and Reigns follows it up with another spear for the win.
Reigns wins a title shot at Owens’s title at the Roadblock pay per view.
Backstage, Owens is being interviewed by Charly. He says he cannot believe what just happened. He says he and Jericho are still best friends and that they just had an argument.
After the attack from Seth Rollins, he could not help but think about Jericho was doing while in the ring and lost to Reigns only because he was concerned about Jericho. He says Foley should reverse the decision and sends Charly on her way.
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