We return live and Lana is inside the ring with a mic in hand.
Lana asks for America to stand up and welcome the true American hero, “he is my husband, which as Enzo Amore found out last week, he is the only man that can have me…welcome the Bulgarian Brute…Rusev!”
Rusev enters the ring and grabs the mic. A loud “USA” chant breaks out. “That’s enough of your USA,” yells Rusev. He said ever since he came to WWE, he has destroyed “all of your American heroes one-by-one.” Rusev said last week was different. He said last week he took out American trash. Rusev said Enzo ran his mouth about how he was a Certified G and the G stands for garbage. He said after he took the “human garbage” out to the hotel hallway, he closed the door and “did his business” with Lana. Rusev smiles and asks if they would like to see what they are talking about. Lana smiles. The crowd starts a “YES” chant. Rusev asks if they would like to see it? He warns them that the footage they are about to see is a little bit edgy. Lana tells the children to close their eyes and asks if they are ready to see what they do behind closed doors. The crowd in Philadelphia cheers.
Footage from last week is shown of Rusev attacking Enzo Amore inside a hotel room. Back live, Rusev and Lana are laughing. Lana said this footage is so good and makes her so happy. “Truly warms my heart,” adds Lana. She wonders why the fans would even think they would show them what they do behind closed doors. Lana said they are all stupid just like Enzo. She said Enzo thought he actually had a shot at her and calls him pathetic. Rusev said his beautiful wife set a great plan in motion to trap the little mouse. He said he is the only man that can have Lana. Lana does a “C-R-U-S-H-E-D” chant.
Here comes Big Cass with a mic in hand. Cass says Enzo is at home recovering, but said he has the balls to back up his mouth. He tells Rusev he caught Enzo with his pants down and as for tonight, this isn’t a hotel room, his pants are on and he isn’t Enzo.
Cass marches down the ramp and hits the ring. Rusev starts attacking Cass. Cass gets the better of Rusev with right hands in the corner. Rusev with a takedown. Cass mounts Rusev and drops big rights. Rusev tackles Cass and they fall to the outside.
Rusev sends Cass into the barricade. Cass keeps throwing rights. Rusev with a big knee. Cass tosses Rusev face first into the barricade. Rusev with a big boot. Cass is back up and throws more rights and shots to the body of Rusev against the barricade.
Rusev then sends Cass face first into the steel ring post. Rusev heads up the ramp with Lana. Cass is already back up and yelling at Rusev to come back.
Backstage, Kevin Owens is upset that Mick Foley put Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in the main even tonight. Owens said tonight they will become champions. He tells Jericho it is them against the world. Jericho wants to concentrate first on tonight.
Sami Zayn is heading to the arena. Cole teases that this could be Zayn’s final match on RAW after Mick Foley hinted at a possible trade to Smackdown Live earlier tonight.
A video for Emmalina airs. Looks like she isn’t quite ready yet.
Sami Zayn vs. Jinder Mahal
Lock up and Mahal pushes Zayn to the corner. Zayn with chops to Mahal. Zayn with right hands to Mahal and more chops. Zayn with a quick dropkick on Mahal. Mahal with a knee and tosses Zayn over the top rope. Zayn hangs on, shoulder shot, flips over the top rope and levels Mahal with a quick clothesline. Zayn with right hands over Mahal. Mahal dumps Zayn over the top rope and then connects with a running knee for a two count. Mahal catches Zayn with an elbow. Mahal with a low dropkick and then high knees to Zayn. Mahal drops a knee over the head of Zayn and applies a headlock. Zayn fires back with a big clothesline. Zayn with an exploder suplex on Mahal in the corner. Zayn backs up in the other corner and connects with his Helluva Kick in the corner. Zayn gets the pinfall.
Winner: Sami Zayn
After the match, Mick Foley heads to the ring. We are going to find out next if Foley setup a trade for Zayn to head to Smackdown Live next.
We return live and Mick Foley said he just got off the phone with Daniel Bryan. Foley said they will be trading Zayn to Smackdown Live “for a talent of equal value.” He tells Zayn all he has to do is sign the paperwork and it is a done deal.
Zayn said that all depends on this one question. He asks if Foley will grant him a match with Braun Strowman. Foley says no. Zayn said that is all he wants to hear and he is ready to sign the paper work to officially head to Smackdown.
Foley said Zayn can become a “big fish in a small pond” and says before Zayn signs, he wonders if Zayn wants to know who will be part of the talent trade. Foley reveals he is trading Zayn to Smackdown Live straight up for: Eva Marie.
Zayn said he is worth 100 or even 1,000 Eva Marie’s. He said Foley doesn’t get him and that he used to be him. Foley asks Zayn if this is what he really wants. Zayn says no and he wants Braun Strowman. Foley said what he wants Zayn to remember this moment in time and how angry Zayn feels. He wants Zayn to bottle this anger and duplicate it on Sunday night when he faces Braun Strowman at Roadblock. Foley pulls out the paper and says a trade was never going to take place tonight. He said he would never trade Zayn away and that he always believed him. Foley said he just had to find out if Zayn had it inside him to survive a monster like Strowman and the answer he gave was a resounding yes. He brings up Strowman saying Zayn wouldn’t last two minutes with him in the ring. Foley said he is giving Zayn 10 minutes this Sunday to prove him wrong.
The New Day defends the RAW Tag Team Championships for a second time tonight in a triple threat main event next. We see them heading to the arena.
WWE RAW Tag Team Championships
Triple Threat Match
The New Day (c’s) vs. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho vs. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
We get ring introductions for the challengers WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins and WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns.
We also get an introduction for the reigning champions, The New Day.
We start with Xavier Woods (who didn’t wrestle earlier tonight) and Seth Rollins. Series of counters early between Woods and Rollins. Woods with a shoulder tackle, hits the ropes, Rollins leaps over him, gets tripped up by Woods, Rollins trips up Woods, kick attempts and Woods lands an uppercut on Rollins. Rollins with a jumping sling blade takedown on Woods. Tag to Roman Reigns. Woods avoids a double team and tags in Big E. Big E tosses Reigns out early. Reigns with a knee to cut off a spear followed by a jumping clothesline on Big E. Chris Jericho tags himself in and tells Reigns to get out. Jericho with knees and boots to Big E in the corner. Tag to Kevin Owens who kicks Big E right in the gut. Owens with right hands and a kick to the face on Big E. Tag back to Jericho who slaps Big E.
Jericho with a big kick to the face of Big E and follows up with kicks in the corner. Jericho catches Big E with a spinning elbow off the top turnbuckle for a two count. Kick to the face of Big E and Jericho tags in Owens. Owens with a senton splash over Big E for a two count. Woods tags himself in and dropkicks Owens against the bottom rope. Owens cuts off Woods who is getting up on the top turnbuckle. Jericho is in to help Owens with Woods. Rollins with a shot to Jericho. Rollins jumps up near Woods. Reigns and Big E are in. We get a giant Tower of Doom spot from the corner with everyone involved in the match.
Back live, Owens has Woods down in a headlock. Owens with a flipping leg drop over Woods! Woods goes back to the headlock keeping Woods grounded. Owens with a cheap shot on Reigns on the apron and then misses a senton splash when Woods moves. Hot tag to Big E. Jericho gets the tag as well. Big E with belly-to-belly suplexes on Jericho, three in all. Big E shakes the hips, hits the ropes and splashes over Jericho. Rollins tags himself in and sends Big E over the top rope. Rollins sends Jericho out as well. Rollins with a suicide dive catching Jericho on the outside. Rollins tosses Jericho in and then hits a suicide dive on Big E on the outside as well. Rollins springboards in, catches Jericho with a glancing knee, Reigns tags himself in, Rollins leaps over taking people out at ringside and Reigns with a sitdown powerbomb on Jericho for a close two count back inside the ring. Reigns with a Superman on Owens. Jericho with a roll up on Reigns for a close two count. Jericho goes for a Walls of Jericho. Reigns counters with rights. Woods tags himself in. Woods kicks Reigns in the face from the apron. Woods goes up top and connects with a flying elbow. Woods covers Reigns and gets a close two count. Woods walked across part of the top rope to get more air with the flying elbow. Reigns and Woods exchange rights. Rollins tags himself in. Reigns lifts Woods up and Rollins with a knee to the jaw. Owens with a superkick on Reigns. Rollins with a superkick on Owens. Rollins is going up top and Jericho trips him up. Owens with a cannonball to Rollins. Lionsault over Woods. Woods barely kicks out after two. Jericho with chops to Woods. Jericho trips up Woods and gets the Walls of Jericho locked on. Wood turns over to his back, gets Jericho in a small package and Jericho kicks out. Owens with a superkick to Woods. Owens lifts Woods up and Jericho with a Codebreaker on the way down. Rollins pushes Owens into Jericho to break the count. Jericho and Owens are arguing. Owens pushes Jericho. Rollins with a shot on Jericho into Owens. Rollins with a Pedigree on Jericho. Big E pulls Rollins out. Woods gets an arm on Jericho to get the pinfall.
Winners and still WWE RAW Tag Team Champions: The New Day
After the match, Big E grabs Xavier Woods and lifts him up the ramp as Kofi Kingston holds the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships. New Day has successfully defending the tag titles twice in one night and remaining the longest reigning champions in history.
Kevin Owens gets in Chris Jericho’s face and asks what happened. Jericho tells Owens he needs to get it together. He says they are done. Owens wants Jericho to just listen. Jericho said he doesn’t need Owens and this is over. Owens is yelling that Rollins pushed him. We see Roman Reigns getting ready in the corner. Jericho exits the ring. When Owens turns around, Reigns takes him out with a spear and grabs the WWE Universal Championship. He grabs his WWE United States Championship and holds both titles up.