Michael Cole and Booker T talk about the controversy stemming from the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Kurt Angle is talking on the phone backstage when Corey Graves walks in. Graves says it’s too bad Angle didn’t have a good Father’s Day. Graves got the same text he did and has a plan. Graves stops when Enzo and Cass walk in. Angle asks why Enzo sent a tweet to Conor McGregor. Big Cass can’t believe Angle wants to talk about a tweet. They’ve been getting attacked week after week. Enzo holds The Revival responsible. Big Cass says he thought it might be Enzo at first, but now he knows it’s The Big Show. Angle promises to have the answer by the end of the night. They walk off. Graves then talks strategy as the segment ends.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance to a nice reception. Rollins says today was kind of an awesome day. He grew up playing video games. For him, sports games were his “jam.” Today, he has the honor and the privilege to join his favorite players like Michael Jordan and Peyton Manning as a cover athlete on a game. The crowd gives him a nice hand. It almost didn’t happen. He was given an offer, which he accepted and bought in. It was awesome. He won championships and made a lot of money (a random “You deserve it” chant fires up), but he didn’t have the support. The fans gave him a second chance. That allowed him to give himself a second chance. No material possession is worth that. The reaction is dying down. Rollins says this is “our” cover. The tag line is “Be Like No One.” Life is about defining who you are. Everyone makes mistakes, but that doesn’t have to define who we are today, tomorrow, and in the future. Rollins wants to make a promise.
Bray Wyatt appears on the screen. Wyatt says Rollins is contradicting himself. From one side of his mouth, he speaks about how he’s grown as an individual, but from the other side he only talks about material possessions. Rollins claims he’s become his own man, yet he shills this corporate banner. Wyatt can feel the struggle in Rollins’ soul. Rollins is still conforming only now he’s conforming to what the people want him to be. Rollins can wear the clothes of a good, honest man, but they both know that Rollins is not that man. Wyatt snickers. Rollins says Wyatt is right. Rollins is not that man. He’s THE man. Rollins has been around some of the most egotistical men in this business, but Wyatt is taking it to another level. Life doesn’t work that way. Rollins has had an exciting couple of years, but the people who know him know that he was more excited than anything to be in the ring with an alleged god. Gods only exist in your mind. Maybe in Wyatt’s world, he’s a god. In Rollins’ world, Wyatt is a coward. Wyatt says Rollins thinks he’s safe, but he warned him. Anyone that is to take his name in vain is to be punished. Wyatt warned him. Now it’s time to make a sacrifice. Wyatt holds up the lantern and says, “I’m here.”
Wyatt makes his entrance. Once he gets to ringside, Rollins lays him out with a cross-body block from the top rope. Rollins celebrates and backs up the ramp. Wyatt sits at ringside and laughs.
Kurt Angle will crack the case on who has been attacking Enzo and Cass. Tonight’s main event will see Roman Reigns take on Samoa Joe.
Replays are shown of what Seth Rollins just did to Bray Wyatt.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Finn Bálor. She asks what’s next for him. Bálor says things at Extreme Rules didn’t go as planned, but he has to look forward. When he looks forward, he sees the Universal Title. She asks for a prediction for tonight’s main event. Few people know Samoa Joe like him. From experience, when the Coquina Clutch is locked in, it’s lights out. All of a sudden, Elias Samson viciously attacks him from behind and warns him never to upstage him again. D-Von Dudley (a backstage producer now) runs him off.
Akira Tozawa vs. TJP
Before the bell rings, Titus O’Neil comes out. O’Neil asks what’s going on. They can’t have a match of this magnitude without the proper hype. How can you have the proper hype without the proper brand? O’Neil gets in the ring and does the ring announcing. There is dead silence in the arena for this.
The bell rings, and Tozawa applies a side headlock. Tozawa lets out his war cry. TJP twists out and applies a neck vice. Tozawa whips him off, but misses TJP. Tozawa then rolls him up for a two count. Tozawa quickly goes to an arm drag. TJP gets out with a head-scissor for a two count. TJP gets him in the corner and punches him. TJP sends him to the opposite corner, but Tozawa slingshots over him. TJP comes back with a sunset flip, but Tozawa gets out and kicks him. Tozawa tries for a senton splash, but TJP gets his knees up.
Neville’s music hits, and the King of the Cruiserweights comes out to commentary. Neville says he’s not here to talk to Michael Cole; he’s here to get his eyes on Akira Tozawa.
We come back from the break to see TJP slam Tozawa down. TJP hits a slingshot senton for a two count. TJP sends him into the ropes, but Tozawa holds on and kicks him. TJP springboards off the ropes to take him down and kips up before picking up a two count. TJP steps on his face and digs his forearms into him. TJP applies a chin lock. O’Neil roots on Tozawa from ringside. Tozawa fights out and flips through a back suplex. TJP elbows him back, but Tozawa comes back with a running boot to the face. Tozawa goes to the top rope and leaps, but TJP gets out of the ring. Tozawa then annihilates him with a suicide dive. Tozawa gets him in the ring, and TJP tries to beg him off. TJP pulls him into the turnbuckles and hits a double chickenwing gutbuster for a near fall. TJP tries for a Detonation Kick, but Tozawa gets out and hits a kick. Tozawa lays him out with a snap back suplex before going to the top rope for a senton splash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Akira Tozawa
O’Neil congratulates Tozawa on his win. O’Neil announces that himself and Apollo Crews will face Sheamus and Cesaro tonight. O’Neil says Tozawa is close to signing with the Titus Brand. Once he does, Tozawa will be the next Cruiserweight Champion. Neville stands on the commentary table and screams that he’s heard enough. O’Neil needs to watch his tongue. As for Tozawa, he was warned to tread carefully. If he continues to disrespect the King of the Cruiserweights, he will be annihilated. O’Neil says he doesn’t see a proud king – he sees a scared little boy. Neville’s level will be annihilated by the power of Tozawa. O’Neil’s music hits to end the segment.
Tonight’s main event is Roman Reigns taking on Samoa Joe. Kurt Angle is seen talking with The Revival backstage.
R-Truth accepts Goldust’s invitation. It’s going down in LA. If Goldust wants his name in lights, he’ll smash them all. If Goldust wants to be the brightest star in the sky, he’ll bring him crashing down to earth. There will be no movie premiere. It’ll just be the hand of truth slapping him in the face. Next week, Goldust will get got.
Bo Dallas is seething backstage when Curtis Axel checks on him. Axel tries to pump him up. The Miz walks up to them and says Dallas hasn’t been looking too hot lately. They should both blame themselves. The Bo Dallas on The Marine 5 set would slap this Bo in the face. As for the Ax-man… he’s doing nothing. Axel can hit him, but Miz will continue being the Intercontinental Champion. They should join him and be his entourage. They’ll become the stars they were meant to be. Miz tells them to think about it.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Samoa Joe. She asks how he’s preparing for Roman Reigns. Joe says she’s asking the wrong question. The question is how is Reigns preparing for him? Footage is shown of Joe defeating Roman Reigns four months ago on RAW. Reigns needs to realize who he’s dealing with. Tonight, Reigns will leave here as a broken man. Reigns needs to be careful what he asks for. He’s going to teach Reigns his name and to respect it.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. He faces Samoa Joe, next.