“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events from last week’s RAW. Finn Bálor and Seth Rollins had a verbal confrontation in the ring. Bálor said Rollins would have his ass handed to him. We also see footage of Rusev defeating Mark Henry before being confronted by Roman Reigns. Finally we see Randy Orton spoiling the return of Brock Lesnar by dropping him with an RKO. We then go to footage from Smackdown Live when Lesnar got retaliation by giving Orton an F5.
Mick Foley is standing in the ring as the crowd chants his last name. Foley says the wedding was “fresh.” When he competed in WWE, he lived by the philosophy of an “eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and an ear for an ear.” That philosophy is archaic and barbaric in retrospect. In the spirit of brotherhood, his special guest is the Smackdown General Manager, Daniel Bryan.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to a huge reception and starts an arena-wide “YES” chant. Bryan says as much as it pains him to say it, Mick Foley has been doing an excellent job of running Monday Night RAW. Foley says as long as they’re throwing “compliment grenades” across enemy lines, not only is Bryan doing a great job on Smackdown Live, but his commentary with Mauro Ranallo is great on the Cruiserweight Classic. Bryan is impressed that Foley invited him here since Smackdown Live has been so impressive. Foley says he understands why Bryan would want to get a plug on the flagship show, but he brought him here to apologize to him for Brock Lesnar invading Smackdown Live and embarrassing Randy Orton. Foley says he is deeply sorry. Bryan thanks him, but says he doesn’t have to apologize. Smackdown Live fired the first shot when Orton came out of nowhere and RKOed the beast. Bryan derisively apologizes.
Foley tells him to knock it off. If Bryan had respect for him, he wouldn’t be talking smack on “Talking Smack” about the WWE Universal Championship. A video is shown of Bryan making fun of the name of the title this past Tuesday. Bryan says that was out of context. He really thought they should have done a “Milky Way Championship.” Foley says the Universal Championship is not a joke.
Quick Match Results
* Chris Jericho def. Enzo Amore via DQ
* Braun Strowman def. Jorel Nelson
* Darren Young def. Titus O’Neil
* Cesaro def. Sheamus
* Neville and Sin Cara def. The Dudley Boyz
* Sasha Banks def. Dana Brooke
* Luke Gallows def. Kofi Kingston
* Rusev def. Cesaro to retain the WWE United States Championship
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