Elias vs. Matt Hardy
We go to ringside as Michael Cole welcomes us. He's joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T for our first match of the night. JoJo is in the ring to introduce Elias, who has a guitar and a spotlight. Elias plugs Survivor Series and knocks Houston before beginning his latest song as fans boo. Elias calls Texans the worst part about the USA in the song. The music interrupts and out comes Matt Hardy.
Back and forth to start as they trade holds. Hardy takes Elias down first. Hardy hits a side Russian leg sweep and goes to the top for an elbow drop. Hardy with the first pin attempt. Elias retreats to the ropes as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Hardy remains in control. Matt drops Elias and drops an elbow for a 2 count. Elias uses the top rope to drop Hardy with a shot to the neck now. Elias takes control and works on the left arm and shoulder now, slamming it against the apron. Elias brings it back in the ring and works Hardy over, taking a second to show off some. They go to the corner and the referee warns Elias. Elias continues working on the arm, sending Matt back down a few more times. Elias with another pin attempt.
Elias keeps Hardy grounded with an arm submission now. Elias drives Hardy's shoulder into his knee and we get a replay. Hardy ends up hitting a Side Effect on the apron, falling to the floor as Elias rolls back into the ring. The referee counts but Hardy makes it back in. They trade shots and Hardy unloads with his one good arm. Fans chant "delete!" as Hardy unloads with head shots into the turnbuckles. Hardy with a running clothesline and a bulldog.
Elias misses a shot and Hardy nails another Side Effect for a 2 count. Elias sends Hardy to the corner but Hardy elbows him and drops him. Hardy with an elbow drop from the second rope for a 2 count. Matt looks to put Elias away now as fans pop. Elias blocks the Twist of Fate and sends Matt shoulder-first into the steel ring post. Elias nails Drift Away for the win.
After the match, Elias stands tall and has his arm raised.