Jinder Mahal def. Xavier Woods in the Second Round of the United States Title Tournament
Respectively, along with Woods and the palace by The New Day and The Leo Brothers, two superstars fought this ring in the ring that they knew that they each had Rudy, at least as long as Sameer and Sunil had to join Tried and Big E Kofi Kingston followed him in the backstage area. Modern day, Maharaja tried to use his size and power to take advantage of victory, but the New Day member refused to go down to get every possible strategic advantage in every contest.
However, despite a brave performance from Woods, he had a big setback when he missed his signature top rope elbow drop. From there, the castle throws Woods out of ruthlessness, threw it in the rope before the ropes and drilled it with a ferocious ditch to reach the final.
Roode with a wrist lock takedown early on Mojo. Roode with rights to Mojo in the corner and follows it up with a big chop. Roode with an elbow that drops Mojo. Mojo tosses Roode off the ropes, hits the ropes and then catches Roode with a running tackle. Mojo almost plowed into the referee hitting the ropes and gets in his face a bit. Mojo with a quick headbutt to Roode. Mojo tosses Roode to the corner and throws a body shot at Roode. Mojo tosses Roode out of the ring, rolls out and tackles Roode on the outside.
Back live, Roode misses an elbow drop and Mojo catches him with a big boot for a two count. “Did I crack a rib, Bobby?” Mojo continues to work over Roode in the corner. Mojo applies an abdominal stretch on Roode and the referee asks if he wants to give up. Roode is fighting back to his feet, but Mojo throws a shot to the ribs and big knee. Mojo with a driving shoulder to Roode in the corner. Roode side steps another attempt and sends Mojo shoulder first into the steel ring post in the corner. Roode with rights and repeated clotheslines to Mojo. Roode with a swinging neckbreaker. Mojo has Roode up on his shoulders and then drops him down on the mat over his ribs. Mojo repeatedly tosses Roode into the corner. Roode catches Mojo with boots in the corner and then plants him with a spinebuster. Roode catches Mojo with the Glorious DDT and picks up the pinfall.
Winner and advancing to the finals: Bobby Roode
After the match, The Singh Brothers hit the ring and attack Roode. Jinder Mahal then appears on the stage and proclaims he will take down the Glorious one next week. Roode calls for a mic and says we don’t have to wait until next week. Mahal declines and says they will do this on his own time. He wants to give Roode one week to think about losing to him next week. Daniel Bryan then shows up behind Mahal with a mic.
Well! that woke up Laredo. Very loud “YES” chants in the arena.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Naomi vs. The Riott Squad
We start with Charlotte and Liv Morgan. Charlotte pushes Liv away and trips her up. Charlotte with a big takedown on Liv into a quick cover for a one count. Liv catches Charlotte with a kick to the chest. Charlotte fires back with chops and a release german suplex. Ruby Riott gets the tag and gets immediately tripped up by Charlotte. Charlotte with a kick to the face of Ruby and prevents her from tagging out. Tag to Becky Lynch who throws an uppercut and elbow to Ruby. Tag to Naomi who connects with a diving clothesline to Ruby. Tag back to Becky who takes out Ruby on the outside.
Back live, Morgan has the tag and goes for a cover on Becky. Tag to Sarah Logan who kicks Becky and keeps her grounded. Becky with a clothesline to Logan cutting off a scoop slam attempt. Hot tag to Naomi and tag to Morgan. Naomi with a clothesline to Morgan and knocks Ruby off the ring apron. Naomi with a springboard cross body on Morgan for a two count. Charlotte with a spear to Logan when she breaks up the original pinfall. Naomi eats a kick from Ruby and Liv drops a knee over the jaw of Naomi to get the pinfall.
Winners: The Riott Squad
Backstage, Dasha is with the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos. They are asked about being booked into Best 2 out 3 Falls match against Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin at the Royal Rumble PPV in two weeks. Gable and Benjamin jump them.
WWE United States Championship Tournament Finals
Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal
The Singh Brothers have been barred from ringside tonight.
The bell rings and here we go. Lock up and Mahal pushes Roode to the corner. Roode with chops to Mahal. Mahal fires back with a kick and shot to the back of Roode’s neck. Mahal stomps away at Roode in the corner and puts pressure on the ribs of Roode with his knee. Roode with right hands to Mahal up on the top rope in the corner. Roode then dumps Mahal over the top rope when Mahal charges in. Mahal drives Roode back first into the side of the ring and then sends Roode stomach first into the top of the steel steps. Mahal then drops Roode rib first over the ring barricade as we head to a commercial break.
Back live, Mahal is pulling the arm of Roode against the steel ring post working over his ribs. Mahal slams the head of Roode against the post as well. Mahal with a shoulder check that sends Roode flying off the ring apron to the barricade below. Back inside, Mahal immediately applies the abdominal stretch. Mahal catches Roode with a knee and dropkick to the back combo. Mahal drops repeated knees over the ribs of Roode using the ropes. Roode powers back up and throws a big chop to Mahal. Mahal catches Roode with a high knee, goes for a cover and Roode finds the will to kick out. Mahal puts his knee into the back of Roode and pulls back on his arms. Roode fights out, throws a chop, rolls up Mahal and gets a two count. Mahal levels Roode with a kick to the head. Roode still kicks out.