Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins Segment
A siren blared and then a SWAT team came out wearing gas masks. Then Ambrose walked out with the siren playing over his music while he was wearing a gas mask as well. Is this a gimmick they’re keeping?
Ambrose said he has to take these measures to protect him from a slum like Houston Texas and he needs them to protect himself from Rollins too. Then he took off the gas mask. He said he was attacked by Rollins, “unprovoked.”
Ambrose said that Rollins has a weak character because he placates to the fans and makes them feel important. Ambrose started explaining what he was going to do to Seth at TLC and that Seth is going to lose control of himself, his emotions, the situation, and the IC Title.
Ambrose said the IC Title will fall safely into his hands. Then Seth’s music hit and he came in through the crowd and took Ambrose out of the ring. Seth took out some SWAT team members and then he powerbombed one of them on the rest of them on the outside.
Dean took off through the crowd and Seth chased him. They brawled in the crowd until Ambrose made it back to ringside, took a gas mask and smashed Rollins with it as Seth went for a springboard dive off the barricade. Ambrose hammered down on Seth and then he got a “You suck” chant from the crowd before hitting a Dirty Deeds on the outside.
“I have integrity,” Ambrose kept saying as he directed the SWAT team members to roll Rollins back into the ring. Ambrose hit another Dirty Deeds on Rollins before posing over him as the audience chanted, “One more time.” Then they played Ambrose’s music again with the siren over it. Maybe they’re keeping it that way but we can only hope they lose that audio addition soon.
Corey Graves tried pressing Renee Young for answers and she snapped at him saying it’s nobody’s business to know what happens between closed doors between husband and wife “how dare you?” That was awkward.
Ronda Rousey Picks A Partner
Charly Caruso revealed that Ember Moon will be Rousey’s partner and Nia Jax said she wanted to fight Caruso. Then she screamed into the microphone about how she wants her Raw Women’s Title back.
Heath Slater vs Rhyno
This match would determine who got to keep their job on RAW. Rhyno tossed Slater around a bit and it looked like it could have been a squash match. Then Heath Slater suddenly hit a move and won the match.
So Heath is staying and Rhyno is apparently fired. Both members of the first-ever SmackDown Tag Team Championship team looked shocked when it was all said and done. This match got hardly any time at all.
Winner: Heath Slater
Baron Corbin applauded Slater backstage and Heath asked if there was anything he could do for Rhyno. Then Baron gave Heath Slater a referee shirt and told him that he could have a successful career as a referee.
Finn Balor vs Jinder Mahal
Mahal took advantage early on and dropped Finn’s throat over the ropes giving him a chance to sell on the outside.
Soon, Balor got fired up and mounted a comeback, he hit the Slingblade, shotgun dropkick (even though Mahal was standing way too close to the turnbucle for it to work right) but when Finn went to the top rope, the Singh Brothers knocked Balor down and danced on the outside.
Apollo Crews ran down and took out the Singhs, Mahal hit a kick on Crew and then Balor tossed Jinder back in the ring for a shotgun dropkick and a Coup De Gras for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor
Balor was seen backstage and Charly Caruso interviewed him. Then Drew McIntyre jumped him and they had to pull him off Balor. Drew came back to punish Finn some more, but they finally pulled McIntyre off and sent him on his way while Finn laid on the floor selling the attack.
Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon vs Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka
The heels attacked Ronda as Ember was making her entrance. Then the babyfaces sent Nia and Tamina out of the ring.
The bell didn’t even ring as Ronda and Ember too the punishment to the heels on the outside. Then they got back in the ring as Michael Cole talked about how fired up the babyfaces were.
When they finally got this match going, Ember was taking punishment from Nia and then Tamina got the tag. They only had about seven minutes until the end of the show when they went back to the match.
Rousey took the tag and applied some strikes only to tag Ember right back in. Tamina hit a move and kept Ember from tagging back in. Moon hit a flipping splash in the corner. Nia distracted Moon and Tamina clubbed her across the back and sent her down.
Moon took even more damage in the corner until Nia took control of Ember on her own. Nia ragdolled Ember Moon a bit until she started to fight back.
Ember almost got to the corner and Nia blasted Ronda off the apron with a cheap shot. Then The heels regained control over Moon. Tamina botched a move badly, but it might have been Moon’s fault too. Either way, Rousey got the tag with three minutes to go and it was certainly a hot tag.
Rousey hit Tamina with clotheslines and then some knees. Ronda told Tamina to tag in Nia Jax and she did. But Jax didn’t seem too eager to get involved with Rousey. In fact, Nia just turned around and tagged Tamina back in.
Ronda brought Jax back into the ring anyway, and then Tamina tried to hit a cheap shot. Rousey hot a close two count, but Nia broke it up. Moon fought Nia off and then she hit the Eclipse on Tamina before Rousey locked in an armbar for the win.
Winner: Ronda Rousey & Ember Moon