Kayla Braxton is backstage and interviews Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler. She starts to ask a question but Roode cuts her off and says they’re going to enter the match last, pick-up the pieces, and walk out the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions. She wishes them good luck and Ziggler says they don’t need luck, they’re going to do what they do best: steal the show.
United States Championship
(C) Andrade W/Zelina Vega Vs. Humberto Carrillo
The bell rings and both men run at each other, with Andrade clocking Humberto with a spinning back elbow. Andrade kicks Carrillo into the corner and stomps him. Andrade hits a back body drop, followed by some stiff forearms and chops. Carrillo connects with a dropkick, then clotheslines Andrade to the outside.
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Carrillo goes outside and chops Andrade before sending him back into the ring. Carrillo hits a springboard headbutt for a two-count and a springboard arm-drag that sends Andrade to the outside. Andrade uses the top rope to slingshot Carrillo, then gets back in the ring and drops him before posing.
Andrade cracks Humberto’s arm over his shoulder repeatedly, before taking him down with a submission. Humberto fights up and hits a wheelbarrow arm-drag but Andrade drops him with a back elbow. Andrade leaves the ring and tears the protective mat on the floor but Carrillo attacks him. Andrade slams Carrillo into the ring post spine first, then breaks the referee’s count.
Both men back in the ring and Andrade goes right back to targeting the left arm. Carrillo fights to his feet and flips Andrade over the ropes and to the floor. Andrade gets back in and Carrillo hits a jawbreaker, an enziguiri, and a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Carrillo connects with a Disaster Kick, then looks for a handspring moonsault but Andrade moves and whips him into the buckles.
Andrade looks for double knees but Carrillo gets out of the way and sends the Champion to the apron. Andrade climbs to the top rope but Carrillo climbs up and hits a super hurricanrana for a near-fall. Carrillo goes up top and looks for the Asai moonsault but nobody’s home. Andrade hip tosses Carrillo into the buckles, then hits double knees for a near-fall.
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Andrade instructs Vega to lift the protective padding at ringside, then he tosses Carrillo to the outside. Andrade looks to hit the double underhook DDT but Carrillo flips him and he lands on the floor. Carrillo gets back into the ring and dives over the referee with a tope to Andrade on the floor. He sends Andrade back into the ring and hits a flying crossbody but Andrade rolls through for a near-fall. They attempt a few quick falls and Andrade holds the tights to score the win!
Charly Caruso interviews AJ Styles backstage and asks about the stipulation for his match tonight. AJ says that’s a good question, then asks if she feels as bad for Black as he does? He says Black is a sad guy who sits alone in rooms listening to depressing music and lighting scented candles. He says Gallows and Anderson wanted to watch from the crowd but the show was sold out, so they’ll be at ringside. She asks if that’s fair and he says it’s never a fair fight when you’re in the ring with him. He slips up and says he’s the only likely to get disqualified, then pretends he was called from off-camera and leaves.