SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha are backstage with Dasha. They’re headed to the ring to issue an open challenge.
– Back from a break and SmackDown Tag Team Champions Chad Gable and Jason Jordan are out to the ring for their open challenge. The Usos are out to answer. The Ascension are out next. The Vaudevillains, Breezango and Heath Slater & Rhyno also come out. A big brawl breaks out in the ring and spills to the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and the brawl settles down. Only American Alpha and Slater & Rhyno are left in the ring. Alpha’s music hits and that’s it for the segment.
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Back from the break and we have an over-the-top battle royal with the winner earning a Royal Rumble spot. The bell rings and Rhyno tries to toss Slater. This leads to them eliminating The Vaudevillains.
Slater and Viktor go at it now. Hawkins beats Mojo Rawley down but wastes time. Mojo eliminates Hawkins.
Mojo and Konnor go at it now. Tyler Breeze works on Rhyno. Slater eliminates Viktor but Konnor eliminates Slater with an assist from Viktor.
Rhyno and Konnor brawl now. Breeze and Fandango try to interrupt them. Mojo dumps Konnor and Rhyno. Mojo unloads on Breezango now as they try to double team him. Breeze inadvertently eliminates Fandango with a superkick. Mojo dumps Breeze for the win and the Rumble spot.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
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#1 Contenders Battle Royal: American Alpha, The Hype Bros, Rhyno & Heath Slater, Breezango, The Ascension, The Vaudevillains
We go to the ring and out comes Chad Gable and Jason Jordan. Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are out next. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Tyler Breeze is out with Fandango. Konnor and Viktor are also in the ring as are Simon Gotch and Aiden English. Rhyno and Heath Slater are out next.
The bell rings and Gotch is immediately eliminated.
The match continues as everyone goes at it. The next elimination sees Gable toss Viktor several minutes later. Konnor comes right over and eliminates Gable. Rhyno fights off Breezango on the apron. Slater jumps at them but accidentally hits Rhyno and knocks him off the apron. Rhyno is eliminated. Slater can’t believe it as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Jordan saves himself. Jordan eliminates English from the apron. The Vaudevillains are the first team to be eliminated. Fandango and Slater go at it on the apron now. Slater sweeps him and Fandango is eliminated.
Jordan is the next man eliminated. Mojo was also eliminated at one point. American Alpha is out of the match. It’s down to Konnor, Breeze, Slater and Ryder. They attack Ryder. Slater and Breeze go at it now. Konnor eliminates Slater. Konnor eliminates Breeze several minutes later. Ryder counters a move and sends Konnor over the top to win it.
Winner: Zack Ryder (The Hype Bros are new #1 contenders)
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We go to the ring and Konnor waits with Viktor. Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are out next.
We get a sidebar video from earlier with The Ascension cutting a promo on the dark, new tag team division. They will rise out of the darkness, they say. We also get a video from Mojo and Rawley, who are ready to waste The Ascension and focus on the SmackDown Tag Team Titles. Ryder starts off with Viktor. Viktor nails Mojo and Ryder goes to work on him.
The Ascension turns it around with a double team. Konnor keeps control of Ryder now. Viktor comes back in as they keep Ryder down with frequent tags. Mojo finally gets the hot tag and unloads on The Ascension. Mojo with a 2 count on Viktor as Konnor breaks the pin. Konnor tosses Ryder. Mojo tosses Konnor. Viktor with a roll up for 2. Ryder tags in and they hit the Hype Ryder on Viktor for the pin.
Winners: The Hype Bros
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