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Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan introduce the show as the entire roster stands around the ring. Shane announces an upcoming Smackdown only pay-per-view. And they need to find Dean Ambrose an opponent for Summerslam. Ambrose’s music hits and the champ enters.
They announce a six pack challenge match to determine the number 1 contender. The combatants involved are: John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin and AJ Styles. The 6th person will be determined in a Battle Royal up next.
Battle Royal For Spot #6:
Both members of Ascension eliminated by Kane. Tyler Breeze and Fandango eliminate Jay Uso. Commercial Break.
More people eliminated and only 4 remain, Zack Ryder botched a high-risk maneuver, slipping off the top rope. Kalisto eliminated by Kane. Zack Ryder is tossed out by Kane. Kane is eliminated by Apollo Cruz for the win.
Winner: Apollo Crews
Ziggler cuts a hopeless romantic promo and hey guess what gang? It’s a new era!
Women’s Singles Match: Natalya vs. Becky Lynch
Natalya making her characteristic sadosexual faces as she beats up Lynch. She is good as a female heel. Comeback is then mounted by Lynch.
Legdrop off the top rope by Lynch. Near fall. German suplex by Natalya. Another near fall.
Sharpshooter attempt by Natalya is reversed by Lynch into a lame arm submission that would be super easy for any real fighter to escape from. But Natalya taps… hm. I see.
Winner: Becky Lynch
On a positive note, some other women came out and interrupted Lynch’s celebration and there we see some signature flairs of the Attitude Era on display. Especially the last one. Bra and panties match anyone?