We return from commercial to see Foley and Stephanie backstage. Foley says it’s a really hard decision for him. Steph tells him that its good for the company as it keeps the other stars on their toes. She then tells him he has an hour to decide and warns him that if he can’t decide then she would make the choice for him.
Before the break, Corey Graves hypes the in-ring Raw debut of Austin Aries.
Austin Aries Vs. Ariya Daivari
Aries begins by jumping around and then gets kicked to the gut. He then goes for two arm drags and is caught in a leg lock. Aries then stands on his head to get out of it and finishes it with a kick.
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Daivari looks like he’s on the backfoot until he throws AA out of the ring. Daivari looks in control and smashes Double A with a vicious clothesline. He then gouges Aries’ eye but AA regains advantage soon. He then plants a spinning elbow right into his opponents’ chest. Daivari finds himself outside the ring and AA dives after him.
AA then attempts a suplex but Daivari lands awkwardly. AA then hits the roaring elbow to finish the bout.
Winner: Austin Aries
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The Big Show makes his way to the ring for a match.