– The WWE Super ShowDown Kickoff pre-show opens up from WWE TV studios in Stamford, Connecticut with Charly Caruso welcoming us. She’s joined by David Otunga and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix. They go over today’s card.
Charly sends us to a video package on tonight’s WWE Universal Title match and Brock Lesnar’s cash-in. The panel discusses tonight’s 50-Man Battle Royal next. We get pre-recorded backstage comments from Ricochet and Robert Roode talking about the match. Charly sends us to a video package on the WWE Title match. We also get a video package on WWE Intercontinental Champion “Demon King” Finn Balor, who will defend against Andrade today. Charly sends us backstage to Byron Saxton and WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins. Rollins admits he’s not 100% from the Lesnar attack on RAW, but he says “it is what it is” when it comes to his health. Rollins goes on about being a fighting champion and says that’s why he came to Super ShowDown. A lot of people say different things about Baron Corbin, but that’s the #1 contender tonight and Rollins says he will do what he does – stomp Corbin in the head, beat him and retain his title. Rollins says if Lesnar and Paul Heyman actually keep their word and he cashes in, Rollins says he will be ready for The Beast.
We get a WWE 24 promo for Ronda Rousey’s special, which will replay on the WWE Network after Super ShowDown. The panel briefly discusses tonight’s 3-on-1 Handicap Match with The Lucha House Party going up against Lars Sullivan. Charly mentions the 50-Man Battle Royal again and sends us to backstage promos from Heavy Machinery and Rusev, who comment on winning the match. We get a video package for Triple H vs. Randy Orton next. Back from a break and the panel discusses Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley, with a look at a “Tale of the Tape” for the two. Charly sends us to a video package on Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon. We get more hype for tonight’s matches, including The Undertaker vs. WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg. Charly sends us to Saudi Arabia for tonight’s Kickoff pre-show match.
The Usos vs. The Revival
We’re live from the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Michael Cole welcomes us to ringside. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Renee Young, who is covered up. They talk about how hot it is on this Friday night in the Kingdom, with temperatures at 100 degrees and climbing. Out first come The Usos, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. The Revival’s Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder are out next.
Jey starts off with Dawson and they go at it. Jey rocks Dawson with a right hand and in comes Jimmy. They double team Dawson and then Dash as he runs in. They keep the attack going and clear the ring, sending both opponents out to the floor. The Usos stand tall in the ring for a pop. Jimmy fights off both opponents on the outside with chops. The Revival turns it back around in the ring. Dash drops Jimmy for a close 2 count.
The Revival with more double teaming and quick tags. Dawson works over Jimmy as fans chant for The Usos to rally. Dawson sends Jimmy out and distracts the referee, allowing for cheap shots from Dash on the floor. Dawson drops Jimmy with a suplex in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Dawson keeps Jimmy grounded in the middle of the ring now. Jimmy finally gets an opening and drops Dash. Dawson and Jey tag in a the same time and Jey unloads for a pop.
Jey with a big Samoan Drop to Dawson. Jey with the Rikishi splash in the corner for another 2 count. The Revival looks to make another comeback but Jey comes from the top with a big splash. Dawson still kicks out at 2. Jey charges in the corner for another splash but Dawson moves. Dash provides a distraction from the apron, allowing Dawson to roll Jey up. The referee is arguing with Dash, missing the long count by Dawson. They go on and Dawson hits a big Spinebuster on Jey for a 2 count. Dawson argues with the referee. Dawson talks trash to Jey and taunts Jimmy, who is still down on the outside. Jey blocks a double team move. Jimmy with a kick from the apron. Jey with a kick from the apron. The Usos enter the ring and deliver several superkicks, including a pair of double superkicks. Dash gets dropped with a double superkick in the middle of the ring for the pin.
Winners: The Usos
– After the match, The Usos stand tall in the ring and celebrate as their music hits. We go to replays and come back to the brothers celebrating as The Revival recovers.
– We go back to the panel for more discussion on tonight’s matches. Charly thanks us and that’s it for the Super ShowDown Kickoff.
– WWE Super ShowDown opens up with a video package to promote tonight’s loaded card.
– We’re live from the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as fireworks and pyro go off inside and outside of the stadium. Michael Cole welcomes us to the Kingdom. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Renee Young at ringside.
WWE Universal Title Match: Baron Corbin vs. Seth Rollins
We go right to the ring and out first comes WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins for the opening match. We get a video package showing recent happenings that led to this match. Out next comes the challenger, Baron Corbin.
Cole introduces the Arabic announce team at ringside. The bell sounds as Greg Hamilton does formal ring introductions. Hamilton gives Corbin a grand introduction, as a special request. Fans boo Corbin. We see Rollins has his ribs taped up to sell Monday’s RAW attack by Brock Lesnar. The bell rings and they go at it. Back and forth going into the corner. Corbin takes control and beats Rollins around. Rollins ends up flooring Corbin with a dropkick. Corbin sends Rollins to the apron but he fights back. Rollins goes to springboard back in but he gets hung up on the rope and falls hard. Corbin capitalizes and unloads. Corbin keeps Rollins down, putting boots to the injured ribs and focusing on his mid-section. The referee warns Corbin. Corbin gets in his face and yells back.
Corbin with more shots to the ribs. Corbin drops Rollins’ ribs over the top rope and wastes some time while taunting him. Rollins fights out of the corner with strikes but Corbin overpowers. Corbin goes out and right back in, leveling Rollins with a big clothesline for a close 2 count. Corbin keeps the attack going and delivers a big suplex for a 2 count. Corbin shows some frustration and argue with the referee as fans boo him.
Rollins lands on his feet off a counter, then drops Corbin with an enziguri for a pop. Rollins mounts offense now for the comeback. Rollins with a big elbow to the jaw. Rollins lands on his feet coming off the top. They run the ropes and Rollins nails a Slingblade. Rollins runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive to the floor, sending Corbin into the announce table. Rollins brings it back in but Corbin avoids a pin attempt by going right back out the other side of the ring. Rollins capitalizes with another suicide dive. Rollins brings it back into the ring and goes to the top. Corbin runs over and grabs him by his throat, bringing Rollins to the mat. Rollins counters for a 2 count. Rollins with a superkick to the face for another 2 count. Fans rally for Rollins again as he prepares for the Stomp. Fans chant “burn it down!” now. Corbin goes to the floor to avoid the Stomp. Rollins approaches and Corbin rocks him with an elbow to the jaw from the floor. Corbin brings it back in and drops Rollins again for another close 2 count. Corbin yells at the referee once again.
More back and forth in the middle of the ring now. Corbin catches Rollins with Deep Six for a close pin attempt. Corbin backs the referee into the corner, yelling in his face. Rollins blocks End of Days. Rollins sends Corbin to the floor with an elbow. Corbin brings a steel chair into the ring and the referee grabs it, warning him for the disqualification. Corbin considers it but the referee tosses the chair to the floor. Corbin bullies the referee into the corner again. The referee has had enough. He snaps back at Corbin. Rollins takes advantage, coming from behind for the roll-up to retain.
Winner: Seth Rollins
– After the match, the music hits as Rollins stands tall and celebrates with the title. Corbin returns to the ring and comes from behind, dropping Rollins with End of Days. Corbin leaves as Brock Lesnar’s music hits. Lesnar comes out with a steel chair. Paul Heyman is holding his Money In the Bank briefcase. Fans pop as The Beast heads to the ring, with a referee right behind them. Rollins is trying to recover. Lesnar enters the ring and Rollins immediately nails a low blow to bring him down. Rollins grabs the chair and nails Lesnar with it. Rollins with more steel chair shots as Heyman looks on from ringside, shocked and worried. The bell never rang. Rollins with more chair shots as Lesnar clutches the briefcase. Rollins talks trash and continues delivering chair shots. Lesnar tries to use the briefcase as a shield but Rollins keeps swinging the chair. Heyman screams from ringside as Rollins delivers a Stomp, driving Lesnar’s face into the briefcase. Rollins stands tall as his music hits. Rollins grabs the title and leaves the ring while Lesnar is laid out in the ring. Rollins looks on from the ramp as we go to replays. Heyman checks on Lesnar in the ring now as The Beast finally starts to recover.
– Back from a break and we see Brock Lesnar slowly exiting the ring. Paul Heyman hold the briefcase as some fans start to sing “goodbye!” to The Beast. Lesnar’s elbow is beat up from the chair shots that Seth Rollins delivered. Lesnar limps up the ramp as the announcers wonder how long Rollins can keep the title from him.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Andrade vs. “Demon King” Finn Balor
We go back to the ring and out first comes Andrade. We see recent happenings that led to this match. We see a group of demons dancing around in a circle on the stage as the music hits. The Demon King appears in the middle of them as WWE Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor makes his way to the ring, wearing the look of his alter ego.
The bell rings and Balor takes Andrade down first but Andrade scrambles to safety. Back and forth to start. Balor takes Andrade back down in the middle of the ring and grounds him. Andrade with a jawbreaker and a big running knee to the jaw in the corner. Balor blocks the Hammerlock DDT and hits a basement dropkick. Andrade charges but Balor drops him and hits a double stomp.
Balor sends Andrade to the floor. Andrade ends up sweeping Balor on the apron and going to work. Andrade springboards in with a dropkick for a 2 count. Andrade comes back with two suplexes in a row but Balor blocks the third. Andrade overpowers and hits a third suplex for a 2 count. Andrade keeps Balor grounded with a knee to the back now. Balor looks to make a comeback but he runs into an elbow in the corner. Andrade drops Balor on his head for another close pin attempt. Andrade keeps Balor grounded once again.
Balor connects with a dropkick for another opening. Andrade ends up on the floor. Balor runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Andrade back down. Balor brings it back in and keeps control. Andrade connects with a big boot in the corner, stunning Balor. They trade counter and Balor hits an inverted DDT. Balor spikes Andrade in the middle of the ring for another 2 count. More back and forth on their feet. Balor with a Slingblade. They face off on their feet again. Andrade rocks Balor with back elbows but he’s still barely standing. Andrade finally drops Balor and then delivers double knees in the corner for a close 2 count.
They trade counters again. Balor blocks a standing moonsault attempt and counter. More back and forth. Andrade tries for a sunset powerbomb from the apron to the floor but he can’t get it. Balor fights Andrade off and brings it back in the ring. Balor goes to the top and hits a big stomp to the back of the neck, bringing Andrade back to the mat. Balor covers for a close pin attempt. Andrade comes back with double knees to the face. Andrade drops Balor with the Hammerlock DDT but Balor kicks out just in time. Andrade can’t believe it. They trade holds again. Balor launches Andrade and then nails a dropkick to send him back into the corner.
Balor goes to the apron as fans pop. Balor climbs to the top but Andrade cuts him off. Andrade springboards up to the top but Balor catches him and hits a super DDT to the mat. The Demon King goes back to the top and hits a Coup de Grace for the pin to retain.
Winner: Finn Balor
– After the match, Balor takes his title and stands tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Balor hits the corner to pose and celebrate with the fans.
– Cole plugs tonight’s 50-Man Battle Royal and sends us to backstage promos from The Miz and Jinder Mahal to promote the match. Jinder says he will eliminate the other 49 Superstars and then he’s going to find WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth to take back his title.
– We get a video package for Shane McMahon vs. Roman Reigns.
Shane McMahon vs. Roman Reigns
We go to the ring and out first comes Shane McMahon by himself. Hamilton is at ringside with the WWE World Cup trophy from last November’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. Hamilton gives Shane a grand “best in the world” introduction as Shane hits the corner to pose. The music hits and out next comes Drew McIntyre. McIntyre marches to the ring as Shane applauds. McIntyre enters the ring and Shane raises his arm. Out next comes Roman Reigns to a big pop. Reigns stops on the stage and stares around the stadium, and down to the ring. Reigns punches the ground and the fireworks go off around the stadium.
Reign enters the ring and poses in the corner as we see more fireworks going off outside of the stadium in Jeddah. The bell rings and Drew exits to watch from ringside. Drew immediately distracts Reigns, allowing Shane to take advantage and attack. Shane unloads, beating Reigns into the corner and against the ropes. Reigns ends up fighting Shane off. Reigns charges in the corner but Shane moves, and Reigns hits the ring post. Shane with more strikes in the corner now. Reigns ends up down on the outside after hitting another post. Drew gets in a cheap shot on the floor as Shane distracts the referee.
Shane brings Reigns back into the ring and works him over, choking him right in front of the referee. Shane with a side Russian leg sweep. Shane keeps control in the ring, working Reigns over for another pin attempt. Shane with strikes to the face. Shane keeps Reigns grounded in the middle of the ring now, putting a knee to the back. Shane with another quick pin attempt before applying another submission to keep Reigns down.
Reigns comes back and unloads, rocking Shane into the corner as fans count along. Reigns levels Shane again and drops him in front of Drew. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch but Shane cuts him off in mid-air with a chop block. Shane covers for a close 2 count. Shane tries to get the Triangle choke applied now. Reigns starts fading before Shane gets the hold fully applied. Reigns ends up powering up, lifting Shane and dropping him with a powerbomb. Shane still kicks out at 2.
Shane goes to the floor for a breather. Reigns follows and brings him back in. Shane distracts the referee, allowing Drew to pull Reigns out and beat him up some. Reigns sends Drew into the barrier. Reigns leaps off the steel steps with a Superman Punch to Drew. Shane comes out and drops Reigns with a right of his own. Shane crotches Reigns with the top rope, then delivers a Spear to bring Reigns down with his own move. Shane with a 2 count. Shane stomps on Reigns while he’s down. Shane tries to capitalize but Reigns catches him with a Superman Punch for a close 2 count.
Reigns isn’t sure about the count. Some fans start chanting for CM Punk at Shane. More back and forth between the two. Shane accidentally hits the referee on the way down to the mat after Reigns nails him with a right hand. Drew comes in to take advantage of the referee bump, leveling Reigns with a Claymore Kick. Shane takes advantage of that and covers Reigns for the pin to win.
Winner: Shane McMahon
– After the match, Shane and Drew head to the floor to celebrate as the music hits. Drew carries Shane up the ramp on his shoulders. They stop on the ramp and turn to face the ring as fireworks go off around the stadium in Jeddah. Reigns watches from the ring as Shane and Drew celebrate. We go to replays and come back to the heels continuing their celebration.
– We get a look at the Jeddah skyline as the announcers talk about the energy in Saudi Arabia, and how hot it is tonight.
– Byron Saxton is backstage with The New Day’s Xavier Woods and WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. They talk about tonight’s match with Dolph Ziggler. Kofi says his recent homecoming trip to Ghana was the perfect preparation for tonight’s match. Woods says Kofi isn’t just a champion, he’s a hero. Kofi goes on and says he will show again how Ziggler wasn’t able to get the job done. They get hyped up before walking off.
3-on-1 Handicap Match: The Lucha House Party vs. Lars Sullivan
We go to the ring and out first comes The Lucha House Party’s Kalisto, Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik. Lars Sullivan is out next. Lars laughs as he enters the ring to his opponents staring him down.
Kalisto starts off with Lars, sizing him up and trying to use his speed. Lars rams Kalisto into the corner and sends him down first. Lars clubs Kalisto in the back and laughs at him. Lars presses Kalisto in the air and drops him face-first into the top turnbuckle.
Lars allows Dorado to tag in next. Dorado brings the offense to Lars but Lars levels him with a huge blow to the chest. Lars lifts Dorado but Dorado fights out. Lars manhandles him and sends him over the top rope to the floor with ease. Lars brings it back into the ring, runs the ropes and then runs over Dorado in the middle of the ring. Kalisto and Metalik try to rally the crowd with “lucha!” chants. Lars knocks Kalisto off the apron, then knocks Dorado off the top. Metalik goes to the floor to check on his partners as the referee counts. Lars just smiles.
Metalik strikes from the apron and fights in, staggering Lars with strikes. Kalisto tags in and flies in but Lars catches him. Kalisto fights out and comes off the top rope but Lars knocks him out of the air. Lars gets sent over the top rope to the floor by Kalisto, right in front of the announcers. Lars runs right back in and knocks Metalik off the apron. Lars goes back to work on Kalisto now, driving him into the mat. Lars works over Kalisto while he’s down in the middle of the ring now.
Lars climbs to the top rope while Kalisto is down. Metalik and Dorado strike from the apron, sending Lars back to the mat. Dorado and Metalik attack Lars for the double team and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner by DQ: Lars Sullivan
– After the bell, The Lucha House Party continues beating Lars down with the triple team. They take turns flying as the others hold Lars down on the mat. They quickly retreat to the floor but Lars is quick to get up. Lars chases them up the ramp. Metalik charges and Lars delivers a huge backdrop on the ramp. Lars then takes out Kalisto and Dorado on the ramp. Dorado ends up flying out of the ring but Lars catches him in mid-air and drives him into the apron. Lars stands tall in front of the quiet crowd as we go to replays.
– Cole leads us to a video package for Randy Orton vs. Triple H.
Randy Orton vs. Triple H
We go to the ring and out first comes Randy Orton. Orton hits the corner to pose as fireworks go off around the stadium. WWE Hall of Famer Triple H is out next. He appears on the stage with a motorcycle and slowly drives it to the ring as Orton waits.
The two WWE veterans meet in the middle of the ring as fans chant for WWE NXT. They lock up and go at it. Orton takes it to the corner but Triple H turns it around. More back and forth between the two as they work a slower pace early on. Triple H drops Orton with a shoulder off the ropes. We see the RKO and the Pedigree blocked early on before they stare each other down. Some fans chant “this awesome!” now.
They lock up again but Orton breaks it to drop Triple H with a right hand to the face. Orton works Triple H back into the corner. Orton charges but hits the ring post when Triple H moves. Triple H works Orton over on the floor and slams his hand into the top of the barrier. Triple H continues focusing on the arm and the shoulder, sending it into the steel ring steps and the ring post. Orton turns it around on the outside and slams Triple H on top of the announce table. His back hits hard on the corner of one of the TV monitors. The referee counts.
Orton keeps control and brings Triple H back into the ring. Orton delivers his trademark stomps while Triple H is down. Some fans chant for the RKO. Orton with more strikes while Triple H is down for another 2 count. Orton keeps Triple H grounded in the middle of the ring for a few minutes. Triple H looks to fight up and out but Orton levels him with a big clothesline. Orton wastes some time but finally covers Triple H for a 2 count. Orton keeps Triple H grounded in the middle of the ring with another hold now.
They trade big shots on their feet now. Triple H ends up connecting with the high knee. More back and forth with Triple H getting the upperhand. Triple H with a jawbreaker but he’s slow to get momentum going. Orton blocks a Pedigree and catapults Triple H unto the top turnbuckle. Triple H comes right back with a big clothesline for a 2 count. More back and forth between the two now. Triple H ends up blocking a draping DDT from the second rope. Orton comes right back and delivers a dropkick, dropping Triple H on the apron. Orton takes Triple H to the top for a superplex and works him over with rights. Triple H counters and brings them to the mat. Triple H blocks the RKO and clubs Orton to the mat.
Triple H throws a DX crotch chop at Orton and charges but Orton catches him in mid-move, delivering a big powerslam for a close 2 count. Orton hits the second rope draping DDT, leaving Triple H face-down. Orton stands tall and plays to the crowd. The Viper hits the mat and stalks The Game. Triple H slowly gets up as Orton waits. Triple H blocks the RKO and catches Orton with a Spinebuster for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Triple H goes right into another pin attempt, and a third. Orton with a 2 count of his own. Triple H goes for the Crossface submission and applies it in the middle of the ring.
The hold is finally broken and Triple H gets to his feet first. Orton is still down in pain. Triple H goes for another Crossface. Orton goes for the RKO but it’s blocked. Orton blocks the Pedigree. They tangle and Orton drops Triple H with the RKO for a big pop. Orton covers for a close 2 count. Orton stalks Triple H from the corner again, waiting to deliver the punt kick. Triple H catches the kick and stares Orton down. Triple H pulls Orton into a kick and then the Pedigree. Triple H covers in the middle of the ring but Orton kicks out. Triple H and the fans can’t believe it.
Orton crawls around the ringside area and gets to his feet. Triple H follows and Orton rocks him with a right hand. They trade shots in front of the announcers. Triple H slams Orton back-first onto the announce table. Triple H with a second slam onto the table, and a third. Triple H grabs Orton and slams him on top of the announce table for the fourth time. They bring it back into the ring and Triple H charges but Orton catches him with the RKO outta nowhere. Orton covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Randy Orton
– After the match, Orton stands tall and has his arm raised as the music hits. The referee checks on Triple H as we go to replays. We come back to Orton continuing his celebration.
– The announcers show us how Jinder Mahal won the WWE 24/7 Title by pinning R-Truth on the airport tarmac yesterday, and then how Truth won the title back while Mahal was taking a nap on their flight overseas.
– Baron Corbin interrupts Byron Saxton backstage. Corbin says the referee cost him the WWE Universal Title and Seth Rollins took advantage of it. Corbin wants Saxton to find someone who can do something about what happened. Corbin says a WWE official caused him to miss out on the Universal Title, and he’s not going to stand for this.
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
We go to the ring and out first comes Bobby Lashley for the next match. Lashley does his poses on the stage as the pyro goes off. We see recent happenings that led to this match. Braun Strowman is out next. Strowman picks up Lashley’s posing platform and launches it off the stage. Strowman yells out and heads to the ring. Cole shows us a “Tale of the Tape” for this match.
Strowman overpowers Lashley to start and poses at him, yelling. A graphic on the screen shows that it feels 100 degrees at ringside. Lashley tries to fight back and rock Braun with shoulder blocks but it barely does anything. Strowman no-sells and taunts Lashley. Lashley proposes a classic test of strength and they lock up. Lashley with kicks to the gut in the middle of the lock up. Strowman shows some impressive agility as they tangle. Strowman rocks Lashley off the ropes and splashes him in the corner. Lashley scoops Strowman out of nowhere and delivers a running powerslam for a close 2 count.
Lashley beats Strowman around the ring and keeps him grounded now. Lashley wears Strowman down with a headlock in the middle of the ring. Lashley with elbows to the back of the neck. Strowman with a Spinebuster out of nowhere. Lashley landed bad. Strowman with a big running shoulder. Strowman runs through Lashley again and delivers a running splash in the crowd for a pop. Lashley rolls to the floor for a breather.
Strowman follows and runs over Lashley with a shoulder. Strowman runs around the ring again, leveling Lashley with another shoulder as the referee counts to 7. Strowman brings it back in for another splash in the corner. Strowman clubs Lashley to the mat. Strowman scoops Lashley for the powerslam but Lashley kicks out at 2. Strowman can’t believe it.
Strowman charges in the corner but Lashley moves and Strowman hits the ring post, falling out to the floor. Lashley goes to the floor and runs around the ring, knocking Strowman into the barrier with a shoulder. Lashley poses on the outside and wastes some time. Lashley brings Strowman to the ramp and suplexes him onto it. The referee checks on Strowman and points Lashley back to the ring. Lashley rolls Strowman back into the ring for a close 2 count. Lashley goes to the top but Strowman jumps up and launches him to the mat. Strowman with a powerslam. Strowman scoops Lashley again for another powerslam and the pin to win.
Winner: Braun Strowman
– After the match, Strowman stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays. We come back to Strowman tossing his shirt in the crowd while posing in the corner.
– Cole plugs tonight’s 50-Man Battle Royal again. We get pre-recorded backstage comments from Ali and WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe.
– Cole leads us to a video package for tonight’s WWE Title match.
WWE Title Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston
We go to the ring and out first comes Dolph Ziggler. The New Day’s music hits next as WWE Champion Kofi Kingston makes his way out with Xavier Woods. The fireworks go off around the stadium. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
The bell rings and they go at it to start. Ziggler drops Kofi early on. They run the ropes again and Kofi drops Ziggler with an elbow. Kofi with a big leaping shot in the corner. Kofi goes on and misses a splash in the corner, allowing Ziggler to dropkick him for a quick 1 count. Ziggler keeps control and drops Kofi with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ziggler stays right on top of Kofi, dropping an elbow for another pin attempt. Ziggler goes right into a submission on the mat, keeping him down.
Kofi tries to power up but Ziggler takes him right back down. Ziggler ends up raking at Kofi’s eyes on the ropes. Kofi fights back from his feet but Ziggler keeps him down. Ziggler goes on and drops another big elbow for a 2 count. Ziggler continues to dominate Kofi. Kofi sends Dolph into the corner off a counter and he goes down. Woods tries to rally the crowd with his trombone. Kofi mounts some offense and hits a Boom Drop in the middle of the ring.
Ziggler slowly gets up as Kofi waits. Ziggler suckers him in and hits a Zig Zag. Ziggler launches Kofi into the ring post. Woods checks on Kofi. Ziggler with another rake to the eyes while the referee is unable to see. Ziggler takes Kofi to the top for a superplex. Kofi ends up sending Ziggler to the mat and following up with a crossbody for a 2 count. Kofi blocks the Fame-asser. They tangle and trade counters, pin attempts. Kofi finally catches Ziggler with the SOS but it’s not enough. Ziggler ends up catching Kofi with a knee to the face. Kofi tosses Ziggler out of the ring anyway. Kofi goes to the top and leaps back, taking Ziggler down on the floor. Ziggler ends up sending Kofi into the barrier and the steel steps. Ziggler levels Woods on the outside with a superkick.
Kofi unloads on Ziggler with strikes. Kofi brings it back in the ring. More back and forth now. Woods gets payback from the apron as Ziggler approaches. Kofi takes advantage and drops Ziggler with a Trouble In Paradise as he turns back around. Kofi covers for the pin to retain.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
– After the match, Woods hits the ring to celebrate as the music hits. We go to replays while Kofi raises the title in the corner. Woods and Kofi celebrate on the apron now as Ziggler walks up the ramp with a referee. Kofi goes to ringside and greets a bunch of kids in the front row. The camera cuts backstage to Ziggler and Byron Saxton. Ziggler says he thought Kofi was a hero who earned his shots, but now everyone can see that Kofi is nothing but a coward. Saxton say some would say Ziggler deserved what happened. Ziggler goes on about how he out-wrestled and out-finessed the best WWE Champion in history tonight, and how it should’ve been all him, but Kofi had a buddy watching his back. Ziggler says it should’ve been him, and he demands another match. This time no friends, just one-on-one. Ziggler says he wants Kofi in a Steel Cage match. Ziggler walks off and we see Kofi and Woods continuing their celebration in the arena.
50-Man Battle Royal
We go to the ring and Hamilton explains the rules for the 50-Man Battle Royal. The music starts up and the ring begins filling up with Superstars as a large group comes out together. We see Humberto Carrillo, Drew Gulak, The Viking Raiders, Apollo, Cedric Alexander, Jinder Mahal, Mojo Rawley, Oney Lorcan, Mike Kanellis, No Way Jose, The Revival, and many others. The music hits and out comes The Miz as fireworks go off above the stadium. WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe also gets his own entrance. Cesaro is out next as his music hits. We also see Ali, RAW Tag Team Champion Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, Ricochet, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso, already in the ring.
Titus O’Neil is out next for his own entrance. He acts like he’s going to run to the ring, for another fall, but he puts the brakes on and laughs. Elias is out next with his guitar. He has a new song to sing for the 49 losers in the ring. He calls for Jeddah to silence their phones and shut their mouths. They boo him. Elias starts singing and taking shots at the others in the ring. We also see Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Sunil Singh, Samir Singh, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and others.
Elias wraps his song but Miz runs out and decks him. Miz brings Elias into the ring and the bell rings. Here we go. A big brawl breaks out. We also see EC3 and Matt Hardy. The Singh Brothers are eliminated early on. Anderson is tossed. Eric Young is tossed. Heath Slater works on Xavier Woods. Shinsuke Nakamura is also in there. Otis and Cesaro go at it. Tucker assists. Rezar and Akam are in. Slater is eliminated. Axel is eliminated. Tozawa is eliminated. Sin Cara is in there. SmackDown Tag Team Champions Rowan works on Jose. Mojo is tossed. Jose is tossed. Brian Kendrick is tossed.
The Authors of Pain, The Viking Raiders and Heavy Machinery face off before going at it. AOP eliminates Tucker. The Vikings eliminate Akam. Rezar is tossed next.
We see how Titus had been apparently hiding under the ring. He gets fired up and unloads some in the ring. Titus tosses both of The Vikings. Shelton Benjamin and Titus go at it now. Robert Roode works on Ali. Shelton eliminates Titus. Joe works on Hawkins. Buddy Murphy and Woods go at it on the apron. Murphy gets eliminated. Matt and Shelton go at it now. Miz works on Ali. Matt eliminates Shelton. Joe works on Hawkins and applies the Coquina Clutch on the apron. Ryder makes the save. Joe eliminates Ryder. Joe eliminates Hawkins.
Nakamura works on Hardy. Apollo unloads on Chad Gable. Gable with a German. Ricochet works on Joe. Roode works on Hardy. The Revival works on Jey Uso. Rowan works on Woods in the corner. Cesaro and Rusev trade shots. Gable gets eliminated. Rusev eliminates Apollo. Mansoor Al-Shehail and Cesaro go at it. Cara and Jinder trade shots. Rusev and Nakamura work on Otis. Ricochet eliminates Jinder. Cesaro rocks Dash Wilder. Scott Dawson works on Jimmy Uso. Elias and EC3 double team The Miz. Rusev and Rowan go at it. Otis and Joe trade shots. Ricochet pounds on Cesaro. Otis runs through Rusev and Nakamura at the same time. Matt works on Rowan. Otis does The Caterpillar on Rusev and Nakamura. Rowan eliminates Otis. Woods unloads on Rowan. Rowan with The Iron Claw on Woods. Rowan eliminates Woods.
The Usos double team Rowan and eliminate him. The Revival eliminates The Usos. Matt with a Twist of Fate to Dash. Dash is eliminated. Matt with a Twist of Fate to Scott Dawson. Dawson is eliminated. Cesaro dumps Matt. Cedric works on Cesaro but he hangs on. Cesaro and Cedric trade more shots. Cara works on Elias. Rusev works on Mansoor. Cesaro hits the Cesaro Swing on Cedric in the middle of the ring. Cesaro catapults Cedric over the top. Cedric is eliminated. Cesaro and Nakamura double team Cara but he fights them off. Joe works on Ali in the corner. Roode works on Miz in the corner. Nakamura with a Kinshasa on Cara. Cara eliminates Nakamura. Rusev eliminates Cara. Miz eliminates Rusev. Roode goes for Miz but he hangs on. Miz with kicks to Elias and Cesaro as fans do the “yes!” chant. Elias eliminates Miz.
Its down to 6 now as Mansoor, Ricochet and Ali face off with Cesaro, Joe and Elias. The heels start brawling with the babyfaces for a few minutes. Joe runs over Ricochet and Ali. Joe drops Ali on the apron but he hangs on. Joe drops Ricochet with a chop. Joe sends Ricochet to the apron next to Ali. Ricochet and Ali team up to eliminate Joe with a suplex to the floor. Joe can’t believe it. Cesaro comes from behind and eliminates Ricochet and Ali at he same time. Mansoor comes from behind and eliminates Cesaro. Elias unloads on Mansoor from behind. Fans pop for Mansoor, the local Saudi star, as Elias plays to the crowd for some heat. Mansoor superkicks Elias. Elias tosses Mansoor but he hangs on for a pop. Mansoor fights from the apron and ends up back-dropping Elias to the floor, eliminating him.
Winner: Mansoor Al-Shehail
– After the match, the crowd goes wild as Saudi star Mansoor gets the win. He hops over the barrier and celebrates with fans in the front row. Ali comes to the barrier and greets Mansoor for a show of respect. Mansoor turns back to continue the celebration as we go to replays. Mansoor meets Byron Saxton in the ring for an interview. Saxon says he was born in Riyadh, and asks how it feels to come back to his country for the win. Fans pop for Mansoor. He talks about how big the win is for him, for the country. He goes on about being a rookie with a dream to be a WWE Superstar and proudly represent his country all over the world. Fans chant “you deserve it!” now. Mansoor goes on about winning the biggest battle royal in WWE history, and says his dream came true. He speaks some in Arabic and gets another pop from the crowd. Mansoor stands tall as the fireworks go off around the stadium in Jeddah.
– The announcers hype the upcoming WWE Stomping Grounds pay-per-view.
– The announcers lead us to a video package for tonight’s main event.
Bill Goldberg vs. The Undertaker
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg to a pop. Goldberg makes his lengthy entrance to the ring. The theatrics begin next as we get some sort of druids ceremony on the stage. The torches are lit before the bells start tolling inside the stadium. The Undertaker appears and starts making his grand entrance to the ring. The flames rise behind The Dead Man as he enters the ring. Taker takes off his gear as Goldberg stares him down. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton as the two WWE Legends prepare to do battle for the first time.
Taker and Goldberg meet in the middle of the ring. Goldberg cuts his own throat to mock Taker with his own taunt. Taker starts but Goldberg comes right back with a big Spear for a pop. Goldberg delivers another Spear but Taker ends up sitting right up for a pop. They go at it and Taker has a chokeslam blocked. They end up on the mat as Goldberg rolls Taker into a kneebar.
Goldberg takes it to the corner and works Taker over. Goldberg charges with a thrust but Taker moves and Goldberg hits the ring post. Goldberg is bleeding badly from his head now after hitting the post. Taker works Goldberg over in the corner now with strikes. Taker with more shots in the middle of the ring. Taker takes Goldberg back to the corner and does Old School.
Taker calls for a chokeslam but Goldberg leans on the ropes and avoids it. Taker delivers the chokeslam in the middle of the ring now. Taker signals for the end as Goldberg gets back up. Taker scoops a bloody Goldberg for the Tombstone piledriver and hits it in the middle of the ring. Taker covers for a close 2 count as Goldberg kicks out. Taker can’t believe it.
Goldberg gets to his feet first. Taker meets him with strikes. Taker with body shots in the corner now. They run the ropes and collide in the middle of the ring with clotheslines.
They trade shots in the middle of the ring again. Taker brings it into the corner and nails a running splash. Taker scoops Goldberg and hits Snake Eyes. Goldberg comes right back with a big Spear and both go down. Goldberg gets up first and goes for the Jackhammer in the middle of the ring. Goldberg can barely get Taker up in the air, and he drops him badly on his neck. That looked bad. Goldberg covers for a close 2 count.
Goldberg ends up going for Taker’s own Tombstone piledriver on him. That’s botched and apparently the counter is also blocked. Taker goes to a chokeslam and quickly puts Goldberg away for the pin, in a finish that felt rushed after the botch.
Winner: The Undertaker
– After the match, Taker sits up as his music hits. The music starts up as the lights in the stadium go low. Taker stands tall alone in the middle of the ring. He drops to one knee and poses as the fireworks and pyro go off around the stadium, and high above Jeddah. WWE Super ShowDown goes off the air with The Undertaker standing tall.
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