We are in San Diego, California and your announcer are Mauro Ranallo, Jerry Lawler, and Byron Saxton.
Maryse is in the ring and it is set up for MizTV. She welcomes everyone in French before she tell everyone to get on their feet and welcome your Intercontinental Champion, The Miz.
Miz welcomes everyone to MizTV. He says behind every champion, there is a great woman. He wants everyone to get out of their seats to welcome his guest, the only person who can be called his wife . . . Maryse.
Maryse is in shock that she is the guest.
Miz says that he wants everyone to know that person that he knows. He asks her what is it like to be married to him.
She says perfection. He is a champion, a movie star, an A Lister. He is a role model for everyone around the world.
Miz calls Maryse his muse and he says that she makes him a better man every day of his life. He wants to give her the world. Red carpets, film premieres, holidays with Leo in St. Barts.
Maryse says they are the real life People Magazine. She tells Miz that he will be named the Sexiest Man Alive this year.
Miz and Maryse kiss until they are interrupted by Zack Ryder.
Ryder says that was sick, literally the sight of you two is making everyone physically ill.
Miz says that every woman in this arena wishes they could kiss him.
Maryse says that Zack is just jealous and that her husband is a real man and that he killed your Wrestlemania moment in less than 24 hours.
Zack asks Maryse how does it feel to be married to someone who wears more make up than you?
Miz says poor, sweet, dim Zack. You had your moment, but now it is over.
Zack says we get it. You might have beaten him for the Intercontinental Title, but he got his Wrestlemania moment in front of over 100,000 people and that is something you cannot take away from me. Zack says he will get the title back. He says he is looking forward to seeing Miz lose to the new number one contender. If you are too nervous to face the Swiss Superman, why doesn’t he take the title right now.
Maryse asks the people if they want to see Zack face her husband. Who wants to see Zack Ryder versus the Miz for the Intercontinental Championship right now?
Miz and Ryder stare down each other and Miz says it is on . . . but Miz and Maryse tell Zack he already has a match against this man . . .
Baron Corbin comes out.
Match Number One: Zack Ryder versus Baron Corbin
They lock up and Ryder is sent face first into the mat and Corbin with a shoulder tackle. Corbin sends Ryder into the corner but Ryder gets his knees up and Ryder with a side head lock. Ryder with a face plant and then Corbin sends Ryder over the top rope but Ryder lands on the apron. Ryder with a forearm and then he goes for a springboard move but Corbin with a forearm and then he kicks Ryder.
Corbin chokes Ryder in the ropes while the referee warns him. Corbin with a running punch from the floor and he gets a near fall. Corbin with a quarter nelson and chin lock on Ryder. Ryder with a jaw breaker but Corbin with clotheslines in the corner. Corbin with an Irish that sends Ryder sternum first into the turnbuckles and Corbin follows with a Northern Lariat. Corbin with a forearm but Ryder with an elbow and Ryder sends Corbin to the floor.
Corbin runs into knees from Ryder and Ryder with a missile drop Ryder with a running forearm into the corner followed by more forearms. Ryder goes for the Broski Boot but Corbin gets to the floor. Ryder with a baseball slide. Ryder runs into End of Days and Corbin gets the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
After the match, Corbin sends Ryder to the floor.
Corbin stands over Ryder and Dolph Ziggler’s music plays. Corbin blocks a super kick but Corbin misses a clothesline. Ziggler tries for another super kick but Corbin goes to the floor.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Kevin Owens. Renee asks Kevin about what we might see in the match between Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho because of Kevin’s history with Sami.
Kevin tells Renee she is getting better at this because he would have more insight on Sami Zayn than anyone else. Kevin says Sami was very lucky he got escorted out of the building by security on Raw. That won’t happen tonight. Tonight, no one can help Sami.
Renee asks Kevin if he is threatening to get involved in the match.
Kevin says that he has known Sami for fourteen years and she can go ask Sami if he has any insight into what will happen in the Main Event.
We go to commercial with Emma and Paige walking in split screen.
Emma is in the Goldman Box before the match and she says she was that quirky lovable girl next door until she was rejected. Then Becky Lynch comes in and everyone loved her. Then she got to be in the biggest women’s match in history at Wrestlemania. Tonight, you can kiss your leather princess Paige goodbye. She will then teach Becky what she learned . . . that nice girls finish last.
Match Number Two: Paige versus Emma
They lock up and Paige backs Emma into the corner and Paige with a clean break but Emma pie faces Paige. Paige with a thrust kick ands she sends Emma into the corner and Paige kicks Emma. Paige chokes Emma in the corner but Emma send Paige head first into the turnbuckles. Emma with a running cross body and then she punches Paige.
Emma gets a near fall. Emma has Paige in the ropes and she uses the hair to stretch Paige. Emma with a forearm to the back followed by a butterfly suplex and she gets a near fall. Emma with a full nelson. Paige gets to her feet and she escapes the hold. Paige with a series of kicks to send Emma to the mat. Paige with a running knee into the corner followed by a running knee for a near fall. Paige sends Emma into the corner and then Paige puts Emma on the turnbuckles. Paige with punches.
Paige with a head butt but Emma escapes and she drops Paige on the top turnbuckles and gets the three count.
We take a look back at the announcement by the New Day of the Number One Contender Tournament and the first matches from Raw as well as the debut of Karl Anderson and the return of Luke Gallows.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Raw when Roman Reigns teamed with his mortal enemy Bray Wyatt against Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.
We are back and Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the ring and they do their entrance on the way to the ring.
Enzo says hard places breed hard people. Their opponents, if they grew up where they grew up, they would have been sent to live with their auntie and uncle in Bel Air. They grew up in a tough neighborhood. If they had a dime for every time they got beaten up as kids, they would have . . . ZERO DIMES. Cass is the Babe Ruth of beatdown. Enzo says he is the Michael Jordan of Jargon. He could put his mouth on a treadmill and he could give you soundbites or substance. As for the Ascension, he has a million and one things he can say, but the worst is that you are the Ascension.
Colin says you are looking at the next WWE Tag Team Champions. They are marching through this tournament and anyone who wants to stand in their way and there is one word to describe you and he will spell it out for you . . . S-A-W-F-T.
Match Number Three: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus Konnor and Viktor in a Number One Contender Tournament First Round Match
Enzo and Konnor start things off and Enzo with a side head lock. Konnor with a shoulder tackle and Viktor tags in. Viktor with a punch to the midsection and follows with a chop. Viktor chokes Enzo in the corner. Enzo floats over and he sends Viktor down with a head scisssors. Enzo with a cross body for a near fall. Cassady tags in and Cassady slams Enzo onto Viktor and Cassady gets a near fall. Enzo tags back in and he is thrown by Cassday into Viktor.
Enzo goes up top and Konnor distracts him and Enzo goes to the apron. Viktor with a shoulder tackle that knocks Enzo off the apron. Viktor Irish whips Konnor into Enzo against the ringside barrier.
Konnor gets a near fall on Enzo. Viktor tags in and they hit a double punch to the midsection followed by a double forearm to the back and a double kick for a near fall by Viktor. Viktor with a rear chin lock. Enzo with a jaw breaker but Viktor keeps Enzo from making the tag and hitting an Irsih whip. Konnor runs into a boot and Viktor is sent to the floor. Konnor goes shoulder first into the post when Enzo moves.
Cassady tags in and he hits a splash on Konnor and then clotheslines Viktor twice and slams him. Cassady with an elbow drop and then he hits a Stinger Splash and a running boot to the head and he gets a near fall when Konnor breaks up the cover. Konnor grabs Enzo and sends him over the top rope. Enzo holds on to the apron and Konnor charges at him and goes over the top rope when Enzo ducks. Konnor is knocked off the apron with a boot from Cassady. Cassady with a Bossman Slam and then he tags in Enzo for a Rocket Launcher and the three count.
Winners: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady (advance to face Dudley Boyz in the semifinals)
JoJo is in the interview area with AJ Styles. JoJo asks AJ about his phenomenal streak becoming the Number One Contender and beating Sami Zayn on Raw. Is this what we can expect at Payback.
AJ says he has been in a lot of places and he has had to fight to the top. Now he gets to face Roman Reigns for the WWE Championship. AJ says he has not been in the ring with someone like Roman Reigns before, but Roman has not been in the ring with someone like AJ Styles before. When this Georgia Bulldog sinks his teeth into something, he does not let it go.
Alberto Del Rio appears and he applauds in a mocking manner. He says that AJ has been fighting for scraps. You don’t think you can compete in the big leagues against someone like Alberto Del Rio can you? Everywhere he goes, people want to talk about AJ Styles like he cares who he is. Can all of this hype be real? Why not face him in the ring. Alberto says he does not have to do it. Standing here, he can see it and he can smell it. You don’t belong here. You are all hype.
AJ tells Alberto he is right. He does not belong here flapping his gums. He belongs in the ring and he looks forward to showing it to him.
Alberto says that AJ is way out of his league.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Alberto Del Rio versus AJ Styles
They lock up and Del Rio backs AJ into the corner. Del Rio gives a clean break due to the referee getting between them. They lock up and Del Rio with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Del Rio poses on the turnbuckles. Del Rio with a kick and he sends Styles into the turnbuckles. Del Rio unches Styles. Styles with chops and forearms followed by a side head lock.
Del Rio with a side head lock. Styles with a Phenomenal drop kick and Del Rio goes to the floor. Styles goes to the apron but Del Rio moves. Styles with a sliding knee from the apron and Del Rio goes down. Styles sends Del Rio back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Styles with a punch and shoulders in the corner. Styles with a chop to Del Rio. Del Rio with an Irish whip and Del Rio with a thrust kick to the midsection. Del Rio with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall.
Del Rio sends Styles to the floor and Del Rio follows. Del Rio sends Styles into the ringside barrier. Del Rio sends Styles back into the ring and he goes up top for a double sledge and he gets a near fall. Del Rio runs into the ring post when Styles moves. Styles with a suplex and he gets a near fall.
Styles with a chop and forearm. Styles gets sent over the top rope and lands on the apron. Del Rio with an enzuigiri and Styles falls to the floor. Del Rio with a drop kick through the ropes and Styles is down on the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Styles punches Del Rio but Del Rio with head butts. Del Rio says it is his house and he slaps Styles. Styles with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Del Rio misses the step up enzuigiri and Styles with chops and a clothesline followed by a sliding forearm.
Styles sets for a running clothesline and then he gets Del Rio up for the Ushigoroshi and Styles gets a near fall. Styles goes for a pump handle move but Del Rio escapes and hits a lungblower. Del Rio sets for a super kick but Styles moves. Styles with a Pele Kick for a near fall. Styles goes up top but Del Rio swipes at the leg and crotches Styles. Styles falls into the Tree of Woe and Del Rio tries to go to the turnbuckles but AJ fights him. Del Rio with a reverse superplex for a near fall. Del Rio puts Styles in the Tree of Woe again and Del Rio kicks Styles.
Del Rio goes up top for the double stomp but Styles moves and goes to the apron. Styles with a knee from the apron and Styles misses a springboard move. Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker but Styles escapes and pins Del Rio with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: AJ Styles
R Truth is on the phone in the back and he says he needs to get ready for his tag team tournament match. Goldust stops by and Truth wants to know why he hasn’t answered his texts. Goldust says they will not be teaming. Truth asks if it is about the Dr. Phil think. Goldust says that didn’t help matters. Truth says this is going too fast and he knows that he is trying to focus on himself.
Fandango stops by and he says that we are getting ready for the debut of GolDango.
Goldust wants Truth to dance along with them. Fandango leaves and then Goldust does as well.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Aiden English and Simon Gotch versus R Truth and Fandango in a Number One Contender Tournament First Round Match
English goes after Goldust and punches and kicks Goldust. English with a mule kick in the corner and Gotch tags in. They connect with double chops and double punches. Gotch with a snap mare and he tags in English. Gotch with an elbow drop and English with a running kick for a near fall. English with an Irish whip but Goldust with a power slam and both men are down. Gotch tags in and so does Fandango. Fandango with a shoulder and reverse atomic drop. Fandango with punches and running clotheslines. Fandango with an enzuigiri and a spinning heel kick. Fandango with an enzuigiri to English and then Goldust with a clothesline that sends him and English over the top rope.
English tags in and they hit the Whirling Dervish for the three count.
Winners: Aiden English and Simon Gotch (advance to face the Usos in the Semifinals)
Chris Jericho is in the interview area and we go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw Rebound.
JoJo is with Chris Jericho and she asks him about his issues with AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, and Sami Zayn. She asks if there is a common thread between them.
Chris says they are amateurs who don’t know the meaning of the word respect. Dean Ambrose hijacked the Highlight Reel. Either he is stupid to know what respect is or he is too much of an idiot to know who he is. Jericho says he is the greatest of all time. That is not an opinion. That is a fact. That was proven in this dump of San Diego when he beat the Rock and Steve Austin to become the first undisputed champion. How great does he have to be to do that. He is back to give everyone the gift of Jericho. He tells everyone to drink it in. He is like Haley’s Comet. He is a talent that comes around once every seventy-six years. Someone like Sami Zayn comes around twice every week.
Sami does not know it all. Chris says he knows it all. He teaches Zayn a lesson tonight. Zayn will feel the pain because Chris is the best in the world at what he does. He wants to know if you understand what he is saying right now.
We go to commercial.
We are back with Epico and Primo talking about the beaches of Puerto Rico.
Match Number Six: Chris Jericho versus Sami Zayn
They lock up and Jericho backs Zayn into the corner and pie faces him before breaking. They lock up again and Zayn backs Jericho into the corner and Zayn chops Jericho. Zayn with arm drags followed by a satellite arm drag that sends Jericho to the floor. Jericho attacks a chair and throws it at the ring before he argues with the referee.
Kevin Owens’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring while Jericho continues to argue with the referee. Dean Ambrose’s music interrupts Kevin’s music and Dean is passing out flyers for the Ambrose Asylum and time stands still in the ring.
Dean joins the announcers.
Zayn with a rollup on Jericho while Jericho stares at Ambrose and he gets a near fall. Zayn with a forearm and then he clotheslines Jericho over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose gives Jericho a flyer and he throws it back to Ambrose.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jericho with a slap. Jericho with an Irish whip but Zayn with a clothesline and he sends Jericho into the corner and punches Jericho. Jericho with a thumb to the eye. Jericho with a forearm to the back of the head. Jericho with a baseball slide that sends Zayn to the floor. Jericho suplexes Zayn back into the ring and he gets a near fall with a Jericho cover.
Jericho chokes Zayn in the corner and Jericho stays focused on Ambrose. Jericho with a kick and Jericho with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Jericho goes up top and hits a back elbow for a near fall. Jericho with a reverse chin lock.
Zayn punches Jericho and connects with a forearm. Jericho with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Jericho slaps Zayn. Zayn with clotheslines. Jericho with a kick but Zayn with a clothesline. Zayn with an elbow in the corner followed by a double jump cross body for a near fall. Zayn sets for the Blue Thunder Bomb but Jericho blocks it and tries for a butterfly suplex. Jericho with a butterfly back breaker for a near fall. Jericho with a chop and slap to Zayn. Jericho with an Irish whip and Jericho is sent to the apron. Jericho with a forearm and he goes up top and Zayn with a punch to the midsection. Zayn with a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Zayn sets for the half nelson suplex but Jericho blocks it and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Zayn powers out of it. Jericho with a bulldog and then he sets for the Lionsault but Zayn gets his knees up. Zayn sets for the Helluva Kick but Jericho moves and Jericho rolls Zayn up and tries for the Walls of Jericho.
Jericho gets Zayn over but Zayn crawls to the ropes to force the referee to release the hold. Zayn rolls to the apron and Zayn with a shoulder to the midsection. Zayn with a punch and Zayn goes for a slingshot move but Jericho with a punch. Jericho with a baseball slide that sends Zayn into the announce table.
Jericho pushes Ambrose over and punches Dean and pulls the sweatshirt over Ambrose’s head for punches. Owens has words for Zayn and Zayn back drops Jericho onto Owens. Zayn picks up Jericho and sends him back into the ring. Jericho with a drop kick to the head and he slaps Zayn. Jericho slaps Zayn some more. Zayn with an Exploder into the turnbuckles and then Zayn sets for the Helluva Kick but Owens with a clothesline and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Sami Zayn (by disqualification)
After the match, Owens continues his attack on Zayn and Jericho joins in. Ambrose goes after Jericho. Ambrose goes for a double underhook DDT on Jericho but Owens makes the save. Owens goes for a power bomb but Zayn with a Helluva Kick to Owens and Owens goes to the floor.
We go to credits.
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