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- We see Apollo Crews' debut on Raw, and his victory over Tyler Breeze.
- Cathy Kelley is at WWE HQ and gives us clips of American Alpha winning the tag team titles. Jason Jordan is understandably emotional after the win, as he's been through a lot. Gable puts him over for being there so long.
- We get clips of Bayley/Asuka, and Bayley is backstage saying that she let everybody down. She says she'll be back and will be a champion again.
- We're shown Austin Aries' debut victory. He's backstage, saying that people better get used to him because he's here to stay.
Elias Samson vs. Apollo Crews
Elias tries to sing a song for the crowd, but gets booed unmercifully. Samson grabs a headlock, and seems to take great joy in boring the crowd. Crews works out of it and connects with a dropkick and a seated armbar. Samson tries to dump Crews out of the ring, but Crews doesn't let go. Crews ends up hitting about four armdrags over the next couple of minutes.
Crews tries to springboard into the ring, but gets swept by Samson. Samson works Apollo Crews over with strikes, finally flattening him with a mule kick for a two count. He follows with a dropkick, but Crews fights back with clotheslines.
Samson tries to leave, but Crews stops him and scores with a moonsault off the apron. In the ring, Crews hits the press slam, but Samson gets his feet up on the standing moonsault attempt. Samson connects with a knee, but eats a bicycle kick and a toss powerbomb. Crews wins.
Winner: Apollo Crews via pinfall (Toss Powerbomb)
- The highlight of the show is the Nakamura/Zayn clips.
- Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura are both in action next week