- After the match, we go to replays as Heyman joins Cesaro in the ring to celebrate.
- A trainer is backstage checking out Daniel Bryan when Stephanie McMahon walks in. She's concerned about Bryan's safety because she can't control Kane and Bryan has been in bad shape. She says Bryan doesn't have to compete tonight, he could officially surrender the WWE World Heavyweight Title. The crowd boos and starts a "no!" chant. Bryan tells Stephanie to get out of his face. He says he's walking in champions and somehow, he's leaving the same way. Stephanie doesn't think Bryan will leave champion. She says he's going to be walking out as Kane's b---h. We go to a Bo Dallas vignette.
Handicap Match: Alexander Rusev vs. R-Truth and Xavier Woods
Lana comes out and says tonight they dedicate this match tot he most powerful man in the world, the man who makes fools out of Americans, the man she respects more than any other.. her role model, her idol - Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin's face shows on the big screen as fans boo and chant USA. Lana introduces Alexander Rusev next and out he comes. R-Truth and Xavier Woods are out next. Rusev kicks Woods off the apron and attacks Truth before the match can even begin. Rusev raises the apron and throws Woods into the steel frame of the ring. He tosses Truth in the ring. Rusev with a big overhead suplex on the floor to Woods. He comes in the ring and the referee holds him back.
Truth says he's good to go and we get the bell. A "we want Lana" chant starts as they go at it in the corner. Rusev takes control and hits a big back splash in the corner. Rusev runs into a boot next. Woods is still down on the floor. Truth catches Rusev with another kick to the jaw. Truth with a big right hand in the corner and a dropkick from the ropes. Rusev misses a clothesline and Truth takes him back down with an elbow. Truth with the scissors kick for a 2 count.
More back and forth. Rusev comes off his feet with a big kick from the ropes. Lana tells Rusev to crush him. Rusev hits the big side slam. Rusev with The Accolade on Truth for the win.
Winner: Alexander Rusev
- We go to replays and see how Woods was taken out before the match began. Lana and Rusev exit the ring as trainers are checking on Woods at ringside. Lana points at him. Rusev grabs Woods and hits another big overhead slam on the floor. Rusev poses over Woods and Lana nods in approval before they make their exit.
- Lilian Garcia plugs the Special Olympics games and gets an applause for some of the athletes at ringside.
- Renee Young is backstage with Evolution. Triple H says they all have egos and it's well deserved. He brags about having 31 world titles between them. Randy Orton says The Shield will perish tonight and you can believe in that. The crowd boos.
We go to the ring and out first comes Bad News Barrett to a pop. Barrett cuts a promo about how the MERS virus has landed in the US but even that will pale in comparison to how he's going to do Big E tonight before taking the IC title. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E.
Big E strikes first and takes Barrett down with a shoulder tackle. Barrett goes to the floor to regroup. Big E follows and Barrett kicks him. Fans chant for Barrett as Big E works him over on the floor. E spears Barrett into the ring post and brings him back in. Barrett superkicks E back out of the ring. Barrett leaps off the apron with a big elbow drop on the floor. Barrett rolls E back in for a 2 count. Barrett with right hands and some showing off. Big E blocks a suplex and hits one of his own.
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