Drew McIntyre Vs. Dolph Ziggler (Continued)
We return to see both men fighting on the top rope. McIntyre grabs Ziggler on his back and hits a super White Noise! That looked gnarly, so they show some slow-mo replays. They fight out of the ring, onto the floor, where Ziggler counters a suplex on the floor and throws Drew into the ring post.
They get back into the ring and Ziggler lines up for the superkick and collapses to the mat before he can hit it. McIntyre talks trash and kicks Dolph in the head. He grabs Ziggler by the face and lifts him up, but Ziggler hits a kick to the knee and the Zig Zag for a close two count! Ziggler crawls to his feet and stomps up the band. He runs for the superkick but McIntyre hits the Claymore out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Drew McINtyre
Well I guess 50/50 booking returns. We see replays of the match. McIntyre isn’t done yet though, he throws Ziggler into the ring post. Dolph falls out of the ring and Drew chases after, beating on him. McIntyre then lifts Ziggler and looks to powerbomb him on the steps but referees come down and stop him. Drew starts to back up but runs and hits another Claymore to Ziggler, against the LED apron! McIntyre rolls around on the floor laughing before walking away.
— WWE (@WWE) December 11, 2018
The announcers bicker over Baron Corbin before showing a replay of Corbin forcing Slater and Rhyno to fight each other, then making Slater a referee. Later tonight, Corbin will face Rollins in a TLC match! Bayley and Sasha Banks make their way to the ring, Bayley will face Alicia Fox next!
Banks and Bayley are still in the ring and out comes Jinder Mahal with The Singh Brothers, before Foxy.
Bayley W/Sasha Banks Vs. Alicia Fox W/Jinder Mahal & The Singh Brothers
Bayley forces Foxy to the corner at the start of the match. Alicia turns the tables and forces Bayley to the opposite corner. Bayley kicks her away and hits a springboard back elbow for a two count.
Foxy slams Bayley before applying a headlock. The fans rally Bayley to her feet but Foxy takes her right back down. Bayley tosses Fox to the corner and runs but Foxy reverses with a sunset-flip pin. Bayley escapes and connects with a clothesline. Bayley fires some hands before landing a back drop. Bayley forces Fox to the corner and lands some shoulder thrusts. The Hugger drapes Foxy through the ropes and hits a neckbreaker. She ties her hair, signalling the Bayley-To-Belly but one of the Singh Brothers gets on the apron and distracts her. Fox attacks Bayley from behind.
Apollo Crews makes his way to the ring – he’s Bayley Mixed Match Challenge partner – and he attacks The Singh Brothers. Apollo gives one of them a back body drop, then clotheslines another. Sasha comes off the apron with a meteora to one of the brothers. Sasha then asks Apollo to throw her onto all three of them and he acquiesces. Inside the ring, Foxy misses a big boot and gets hit with the Bayley-To-Belly and that’s all she wrote!
— WWE (@WWE) December 11, 2018
We see Dean Ambrose standing backstage, he’ll be out live, next!
Charly Caruso is backstage with Dean Ambrose for an interview. Ambrose immediately tells her not to call him The Lunatic Fringe again. In fact, he doesn’t want anyone calling him that. Ambrose talks about how the Rollins he knows isn’t “The Architect”. He says Rollins is doing everything for his big fat ego, including the TLC match with Baron Corbin tonight. Ambrose says Rollins always stepped on him and Roman Reigns to get ahead. Ambrose goes on and says he will take the title from Rollins on Sunday, if he still has it after tonight. Charly asks Ambrose what Reigns would think about everything going on. Ambrose says who cares. Charly asks him about this – a video package showing the events from the night Reigns announced his leukemia diagnosis, up to what happened with last week. Charly holds the mic to him but Ambrose just walks away.
Still to come, Alexa Bliss moderates a face-to-face between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey. We see Elias backstage with his guitar. He has a special song for Bobby Lashley coming up. Back to commercial.
We’re back and Elias is in the ring. He introduces himself and plays some guitar. He asks the fans if they heard Bobby Lashley on the radio earlier today? He tells them that Lashley said he would like to move every team from San Diego to L.A. He then says he knows the folks in San Diego wouldn’t even want someone like him in their city. Elias says he’d rather play here tonight than in L.A anyway. We see the replay of Elias hitting Lio Rush in the back with his guitar last week, and Elias says he doesn’t want to make a habit of hitting children. He says he has a match up next against Lio, but before that, he wants to play them a song. He plays his song and out comes Rush with Lashley. The match is next!
— WWE (@WWE) December 11, 2018
Before the match can begin, we need a referee, and out comes Heath Slater.
Elias Vs. Lio Rush W/Bobby Lashley
The match gets underway and Rush crawls through Elias’ legs before hitting the ropes several times. He looks to kick Elias but his foot is caught and Rush is thrown high into the air and lands on his stomach. Elias lifts Rush high with his arm and drops him. He looks to do the same again but Rush gets underneath him. Elias lifts him via the neck and throws him across the ring with a biel.
Elias chops Rush in the corner before whipping him hard into the opposite. Rush falls through the ropes to the floor. Elias goes after Lio and throws him back into the ring. Lashley distracts Elias, who then kicks Bobby away. Rush takes advantage and dropkicks Elias through the ropes. Elias makes his way back into the ring and Rush performs some impressive agility. Elias catches Lio and hits him with a huge powerbomb but Lashley runs in and attacks Elias.
— 205Live (@WWE205Live) December 11, 2018
Slater doesn’t ring the bell, he doesn’t know what to do. Lashley comes face-to-face with Slater and warns him not to ring the bell. Bobby spinebusters Elias before instructing Lio to get Elias’ guitar. They bring it inside and Lashley smashes it across Elias’ back. Lio Rush makes the pin and Slater reluctantly counts.
Winner: Lio Rush
Slater leaves, ashamed of himself, but Graves reminds us, “morals don’t pay the bills.”
We see Alexa Bliss backstage taking to an official. She will moderate a face-to-face between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax, next!