– We come back from a break and JoJo is with Roman Reigns backstage. Dean Ambrose appears and Reigns tells him it’ll be them in the main event for the title after he defeats Kevin Owens. Ambrose leaves and Reigns tells JoJo it will be best friends going at it tonight. Owens walks up and says Reigns has been close to the WWE World Heavyweight Title before and tonight, Reigns will come close again but Owens will be the one to stop him. Owens says this is The Kevin Owens Show and walks off. JoJo asks for comment and Reigns says that’s what Owens does – run his mouth. Reigns says Owens is about to get his ass kicked by Ambrose.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Match: Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose
We go to the ring and out first comes Dean Ambrose to a pop. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens is out next. The winner of this will face Reigns in the main event.
They lock up and go at it. Ambrose with a headlock takedown and a 1 count. Fans chant for Ambrose as Owens fights out and applies a headlock of his own. Owens drops Ambrose with a shoulder. Ambrose with arm drags and a roll up for a 1 count. Owens with a big right hand and a roll up. Owens beats Ambrose from corner to corner and his shoulder thrusts. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and drops Owens with a forearm. Ambrose runs Owens’ face on the top rope and clotheslines him to the floor. Ambrose leaps out and takes him down. Ambrose brings it back in for another 2 count. Ambrose goes to the top but Owens crotches him. Owens ends up hitting the corner cannonball for a 1 count.
Owens with another headlock as he tells the referee to check on Ambrose. Ambrose fights back with strikes. Owens scoops him for a TKO and a 2 count. Owens talks trash and keeps control as fans do dueling chants for both. Owens drops Ambrose with an elbow and mocks the fans before covering for a 2 count. We see Triple H watching backstage. Ambrose looks to make a comeback but they both go down after colliding. Ambrose goes for a double underhook DDT but Owens blocks it. They trade shots and Ambrose unloads. Owens throws him onto the top rope. Owens drops him over his knee. Owens goes to the top for a moonsault but misses. Ambrose goes to the top for the big elbow and a 2 count.
Ambrose takes Owens to the top for a superplex but Owens fights him. Ambrose fights back but Owens headbutts him to the mat. Ambrose runs back up with a forearm. Owens counters and ends up suplexing Ambrose to the mat for a close 2 count as fans chant “this is awesome” again. Owens yells at Ambrose to stay down. Owens yells at Cole to tell Ambrose to stay down. Ambrose hits the big rebound clothesline. Owens rolls to the floor. Ambrose runs the ropes and nails a dive. Ambrose brings it back in the ring but Owens rolls right back to the floor. Ambrose goes for another dive but Owens catches him and slams him on top of the announce table. Owens brings it back in the ring for a pop-up powerbomb but it’s blocked. Owens nails two superkicks. Ambrose counters another pop-up powerbomb and hits Dirty Deeds for the win. Ambrose advances to the main event against Reigns.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
– After the match, Ambrose recovers in the corner as we go to replays. Ambrose gets up and looks at the WWE World Heavyweight Title at ringside as Cole shows us the updated brackets. Ambrose limps to the back as we go to break.