Independence Day Battle Royal: Sami Zayn, Konnor, Viktor, Sin Cara, Epico, AJ Styles, Luke Harper, Dolph Ziggler, Tye Dillinger, Erick Rowan, Jason Jordan, Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Tyler Breeze, Fandango
We go to the ring for tonight’s Independence Battle Royal as Sami Zayn makes his way out. The winner of this will face WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens at Battleground. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Dolph Ziggler is making his entrance. The ring is filled with Superstars now. WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens has joined the announcers for commentary. AJ Styles makes his way to the ring next.
The bell rings and everyone goes at it. Konnor works on AJ while Sami tries to toss Ziggler. Fandango and Viktor go at it. Jordan tries to dump Ryder. Rowan works on getting Sin Cara out. Epico works on Mojo. Harper goes at it with Konnor now. Harper eliminates Ziggler for the first elimination. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Fandango has been eliminated. Rowan tosses Breeze but Fandango catches him and puts him back in the ring. Rowan eliminates Breeze. Rowan eliminates Sin Cara next. Mojo beats Rowan down in the corner. Rowan works on Konnor next. Harper eliminates Konnor. Mojo eliminates Konnor.
Mojo turns around to Ryder staring at him. It looks like they’re about to have some friendly competition but Rowan decks Mojo. Rowan tries to eliminate Ryder but Mojo makes the save. They double team Rowan and eliminate him. Mojo turns and eliminates Ryder to boos. Ryder looks shocked.
Dillinger comes from behind and tosses Mojo to the apron. Mojo fights off Dillinger and AJ from the apron. Sami eliminates Mojo with a Helluva Kick. It’s down to AJ, Sami and Dillinger now. Dillinger and Sami goes at it. Dillinger also decks AJ. Dillinger mounts Sami in the corner as fans count along. Dillinger stomps on AJ in the corner as fans count along. Dillinger goes for the Tye Breaker on Sami and hits it. AJ also takes a Tye Breaker. Dillinger gets fired up as fans cheer him on. Dillinger tries to dump both opponents at the same time but they hang on.
Dillinger has both opponents on the apron now, still trying to get them to the floor. Sami backdrops Dillinger and eliminates him. Sami and AJ go at it now. Sami with the Exploder into the corner. Sami waits for AJ to get up. AJ dodges a Helluva Kick and Sami goes over the ropes but he hangs on and doesn’t touch the floor. They trade counters on the apron now. AJ knocks Sami off with a pele kick and gets the win.
Winner and New #1 Contender: AJ Styles
It’s Fashion Vice time with Ascension sitting in an interrogation room to be grilled by Breezango. Fandango holds up the stick figure drawing, which Konnor says isn’t them. Fandango: “You expect me to believe that? Because I do.” He offers two tickets to paradise (as in Eddie Money tickets) in exchange for information but that goes nowhere.
Breeze pulls out the water guns….and offers them iced tea and a cheese platter. Konnor says it wasn’t them and they were just at Money in the Bank to get a match. Noise is heard elsewhere and they leave to find their office trashed again. Fandango: “Sweet Richard Simmons.” There must be someone else so Breezango starts thinking. As they do, Ascension takes the concert tickets.
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Breezango vs. Ascension
Konnor knocks Breeze down to start as the announcers bicker about Breezango’s furry selfie sticks. Viktor comes in for a forearm to the back of the neck and Konnor adds an elbow for two. Fandango comes in and gets beaten down as well, only to grab a small package to put Konnor away at 3:49.
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Battle Royal, The winner is the #1 contender for the NXT Title.
Throughout the match, Big E is on commentary.
Mason Ryan eliminates Sakamoto, Briley Peirce, Curt Hawkins, Alexander Rusev, Baron Corbin, Knuckles Madsen, Mike O’Rielly, Yoshi Tatsu, Dante Jackson, Aiden English & Sami Zayn. These eliminations occurred within a minute. Ryan wanted to powerbomb Neville out, but Neville transitions to a huracanrana to send Ryan out instead. Even Neville is stunned
O’Brian and Wyatt face each other. O’Brian yells at Wyatt who asks for peace, then clocks O’Brian. O’Brian kicks Wyatt out of the ring, but not over the top rope. O’Brian delivers even offense to Dallas and Neville, then turns his attention to Graves who gets a boot up. Graves and Ohno double team O’Brian and eliminate him. Wyatt sneaks in a dumps the new team out.
Sister Abigail to Dallas and Dallas is out in the middle of the ring. Enziguri from Neville and he somehow pushes big Bray Wyatt over the top.
Dallas wants a spear, but Neville low-bridges him. Dallas clings on and Neville tries to pry him off the ropes. Dallas pulls Neville out of the ring but only one foot touches. They both barely make it back into the ring. They trade blows and Dallas gets the boos and Neville gets the yeahs. Neville turns the pace up, but runs the risk of being knocked out. Roundhouse kick and Neville goes for the corkscrew SSP but Dallas gets his knees up and quickly follows up to send Neville to the floor.
Winner: Bo Dallas
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The Ascension vs. Breezango
We go to the ring and The Ascension are out. #1 contenders Tyler Breeze and Fandango are out next. Fans sing along with Fandango’s theme. Konnor starts off with Fandango and ends up getting the upperhand with an assist from Viktor. Konnor drops an elbow for a 1 count. Viktor comes in and keeps up the attack for another pin attempt. Viktor keeps Fandango grounded now.
Breeze eventually gets the tag and unloads on Viktor. He hits a Supermodel Kick but gets turned around in the corner. Viktor mounts him with strikes as fans count along. Fandango tags in and makes the save. Fandango goes to the top and hits the Last Dance on Viktor for the win.