Apollo Crews, Hype Bros & American Alpha Vs. Vaudevillains, The Ascension & Curt Hawkins
Bonus match. Hawkins’ intro is about how Captain Curt will lead his team where no team has gone before. Crews starts with Hawkins and it’s some spot stealing as Crews does the AJ Styles drop down into a dropkick. It’s quickly off to Mojo Rawley and the Hammer Time dance. Alpha comes in to clean house on all of the villains until everyone throws everyone else out.
Crews is the last man standing and it’s a ten man staredown. The good guys clear the ring as we take a break. Back with Konnor grabbing a chinlock on Gable, followed by Viktor doing the same. Gable gets up for an attempt at a tag but Viktor’s partners pull everyone else off the apron and Chad is back where he started. That only lasts a few seconds before it’s off to Jordan as everything breaks down. Grand Amplitude ends Gotch at 12:03.
Result: Apollo Crews, Hype Bros & American Alpha
Survivor Series Qualifying Match: The Ascension vs. The Hype Bros
Back from the break and out come Konnor and Viktor. We get a sidebar video where they say they are the biggest and the best tag team, and they will rise at Survivor Series. Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are out next as Greg Hamilton makes the introduction. The winners of the match will go on to represent SmackDown in the 5 team vs. 5 team Traditional Elimination Match next month.
Zack Ryder and Viktor go at it to start. Ryder decks Konnor but gets sent to the floor by Viktor. Konnor tags in and goes to work on Ryder now. Konnor gets distracted and Ryder nails him trying to make a tag. Konnor stops the tag and drives Ryder to the mat. Konnor comes off the second rope but Ryder moves out of the way. Mojo tags in with Viktor and they go at it.
Mojo unloads on Viktor and hits a pounce. Mojo with splashes in the corner. Mojo slams Viktor but Konnor breaks the pin attempt. Mojo sends Konnor into the ring post but Viktor comes from behind. Ryder dodges a move and they hit the Hype Ryder for the win.
Winners: The Hype Bros
Backstage to Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley. Mojo rides Ryder for not partying last night, saying he was probably at home playing with his toys. Ryder wants them to stay focused on the titles. The Ascension appears and just stare them down before leaving.
American Alpha and The Hype Bros vs. The Vaudevillains and The Ascension
We go to the ring and Mauro Ranallo is with JBL and David Otunga. Chad Gable and Jason Jordan are out first followed by their partners Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley. Simon Gotch and Aiden English are out next followed by partners Konnor and Viktor.
Gable starts off with English and takes him down. Back and forth until Jordan and Gotch get involved. American Alpha with dropkicks. Jordan with a 2 count on English. Ryder comes in but English decks him and tags in Viktor. He takes control until Ryder catches Viktor in a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Mojo comes in and he’s hyped. Mojo ducks a boot and nails a running clothesline for a 2 count. Konnor tags in and works Mojo in. Ryder ends up coming in. American Alpha takes out The Vaudevillains. The babyface teams clear the ring as we go to a break.
Back from the break and Konnor works over Ryder. Viktor tags in for some double teaming and a 2 count. Konnor with another tag before English tags back in. English with a 2 count. He keeps Ryder grounded now. Ryder with a jawbreaker. English stops Ryder from tagging and in comes Gotch, then Konnor. Konnor runs into boots but still stops Ryder from tagging. They go to the floor and into the barrier. Ryder makes it back in first and tosses Viktor to the floor, then Gotch. Viktor knocks Gable off the apron and stops the tag. Ryder side steps and Konnor runs into the ring post. Jordan tags in as does English. Jordan unloads and everyone gets involved. The finish sees American Alpha hit the double team on English for the pin by Jordan.
Winners: American Alpha and The Hype Bros
– After the match, we go to replays. The heels retreat as the face teams stand tall in the ring.
The Vaudevillains vs. The Hype Bros.
Back from the break and Simon Gotch is out with Aiden English. Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are out next.
Back and forth to start. The Ascension appears on the stage and watches the match. The Hype Bros end up getting a hot tag and making a comeback. They double team English with the Hype Ryder and Mojo covers for the pin.
Winners: The Hype Bros.
– After the match, The Ascension points at The Hype Bros from the stage as we go to replays.