The show opened with Punk and RAW General Manager AJ Lee discussing the night's main event since Punk's originally scheduled opponent, John Cena, was unable to appear due to injury. During the verbal exchange, Punk referred to Lee as "Allen Jones," the real name of AJ Styles.
Lee announced The Big Show as Punk's replacement opponent and that it would be a Lumberjack Match. The Big Show performed as a babyface and won the match via disqualification after Punk struck him with a chair. Following the match, Punk assaulted Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara. As he was celebrating, The Big Show struck him with the WMD.