We are in Indianapolis, Indiana and your announcers are Michael Cole, Renee Young, and Vic Joseph.
Match Number One: Finn Balor and Bayley versus Braun Strowman and Ember Moon in a Raw Bracket Match
Balor suggests that Bayley start things off and she is okay with that. They lock up and Ember with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss attempt. Bayley with an elbow and running shoulder tackle. Bayley with a clothesline. Braun tags in and that brings in Balor. Balor with kicks to the leg and he avoids Strowman and continues to kick him in the leg. Balor with an enzuigiri from the apron. Balor avoids a splash in the corner and then Balor passes Bayley into a head scissors on Moon. Balor with a flying forearm but Braun stays on his feet. Braun with a forearm across the chest.
Braun works on the head, trying to compress Balor’s skull. Braun with a rear chin lock after ignoring the action because R Truth was talking in the back about Ric Flair and Carmella reminds Truth he is part of the match tonight. Braun with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Braun has some words for Bayley and then he kicks Balor in the ribs. Braun with a hard Irish whip. Braun with an elbow to the back of the head but Balor with a punch. Braun with a head butt. Braun picks up Balor but Balor escapes and he tries for a double leg take down but Braun does not go down.
Balor tries to make the tag but Braun stops him. Braun with an Irish whip but he runs into boots from Balor. Braun runs Balor into a neutral corner. Braun charges into the corner but Balor moves and Balor tags in Bayley. Ember misses a drop kick and Bayley with clotheslines and then she hits a cutter in the ropes. Bayley floats over but Ember catches Bayley and hits a gutbuster. Ember with a running hip strike in the corner. Bayley with a knee into the corner and then she mises a clothesline. Ember with a springboard cross body for a near fall.
Bayley boxes the ears and then hits a running knee to the temple and Bayley gets a near fall. Ember and Bayley with forearms. Ember with a series of kicks and an enzuigiri. Ember goes up top but Bayley pulls Ember off the turnbuckles. Bayley blocks a kick and hits a belly-to-belly suplex but Braun pulls Ember to the floor to break up the count. Braun tags in and he mises a splash into the corner and hits the ring post shoulder first. Balor goes up top and hits a double stomp to the back. Balor goes up top for Coup de Grace but Braun gets up. Bayley with a cross body to Ember off the steps but Braun with a power slam for the three count.
Winners: Braun Strowman and Ember Moon
Michael Cole mentions what happened to Kevin Owens last night on Raw so Natalya’s partner is in the air.
Natalya says that she will need a new partner.
Match Number Two: Carmella and R Truth versus AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair in a Smackdown Division Match
Charlotte is barely moving her right arm after what happened earlier in the night. They go back and forth trying to get the crowd behind their respective teams.
The men start things off because it makes sense because of Charlotte’s injury. They lock up and Truth with a side head lock. Truth does not go under a leap frog and Truth does some dancing. AJ does some dancing. AJ and Truth call for a Dance Break and all four get into the ring. Carmella and Truth do their splits and Charlotte throws out a split. AJ is encouraged to do a split but AJ is unable to do it. Carmella with a satellite head scissors and then Carmella flinches on a chop attempt.
Charlotte says she won’t do it because of her arm but she still chops Carmella. Charlotte chases Carmella around the ring and as we enter the third lap of the Indianapolis 500, Carmella has a quarter lap lead. Carmella tries to escape the ring but Charlotte grabs her legs. Carmella escapes a figure four attempt. Carmella goes to the floor but Charlotte with a baseball slide. Charlotte sends Carmella back into the ring and Charlotte with a belly-to-back suplex. Charlotte goes for a figure four but Carmella kicks her away. Charlotte with a jackknife cover and Carmella escapes and applies Code of Silence on Charlotte. Charlotte gets to her feet and Carmella with a victory roll for a near fall. Both women go for clotheslines and both are down.
Truth is tagged in and Styles with clotheslines and a flying clothesline into the corner followed by an ushigoroshi for a near fall. AJ tells Carmella that she needs to get out of the ring when Carmella breaks up a cover. Truth with a punch and axe kick for a near fall because Charlotte pulls Truth off the cover. Carmella with a thrust kick to Flair. Styles with a kick and he calls for the Styles Clash. Truth counters with a back body drop and Styles goes for a sunset flip. Truth tries to use Carmella to stay on his feet but Charlotte pulls Carmella off the apron and AJ gets the three count.
Winners: AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair
The Smackdown match next week will be Miz and Asuka against Rusev and Lana.
We go to credits.
Credit: Richard Trionfo, pwinsider.com
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