NOTE: Mauro Ranallo and Byron Saxton are the commentary team for the Kickoff Show matches.
Kickoff Show: The Golden Truth (Goldust and R-Truth) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango)
Breezeango come out looking like lobsters from their tanning failure in an angle shot earlier this week. Fandango and Truth start. Fandango can’t lock up because of his sun-burned skin. Truth with chops. Breeze gets hurt just by being tagged in. Truth with shots to Breeze’s sun-burned skin. Golden Truth with double chops to Breeze. More chops by Goldust. Breeze stops Shattered Dreams, but Goldust with another shot to the ribs. Breeze with a knee to Truth. Truth with another back shot to Fandango. Corner punches by Truth. Fandango with a chopblock on Truth. Breezenago takes control on Truth, working on his leg. Truth comes back on Fandango. Goldust off the hot tag, drop-down shot to Breeze, catches Fandango off the ropes with an inverted atomic drop. Breeze avoids the running bulldog. Truth gets Breeze outside as Fandango is tagged in.
Final Cut (Suplex Neckbreaker) by Goldust on Fandango gets Golden Truth the win.
Winners: Golden Truth by pinfall (Final Cut)
Golden Truth celebrate their win after.
Perfectly fine match. Fun comedy involving Breezeango being sun-burned. Finally getting somewhere with Golden Truth after all this time. Really like the Breezenago pairing. Thumbs up start to me.
Kickoff Show: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) vs. The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara)
Kalisto and Bubba start. Bubba talks trash early. Kalisto gets away from the Dudleys’ corner, constantly evading them. D-Von stops Kalisto, but Kalisto fights back with a rana. Springboard crossbody and moonsault by Cara to both of the Dudleys. Stereo flip dives by Lucha Dragons wipe out the Dudleys outside. Dudleys come back by crotching the Lucha Dragons on separate turnbuckles.
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We’re back as the Dudleys take control on Cara, working over his leg. “We want tables” chants by the crowd. Running elbow drop by D-Von gets 2. Flying reverse elbow by D-Von only gets a 1 count. Vertical suplex by Bubba gets 2. Bubba says he should rip Cara’s mask off. Bubba mocks the “Lucha” chant, Cara comes back with a dropkick. Kalisto off the hot tag, springboard seated senton to D-Von. Springboard corkscrew attack, spike rana, another springboard seated senton to D-Von, Bubba breaks up the pin. Deadly Device by Dudleys on Kalisto, Cara breaks up the pin. D-Von accidentally clotheslines Bubba. Roll-up by Kalisto for a close 2. Kalisto avoids 3-D, D-Von sent outside. Salida Del Sol to Bubba.
Dragon Bomb by Cara gets Lucha Dragons the win.
Winners: Lucha Dragons by pinfall (Salida Del Sol/Dragon Bomb combo)
Lucha Dragons celebrate their win after.
Good tag match. Dudleys continue to be very fun on this latest run at making the new, young tag teams look like a million bucks. Revitalized win for Lucha Dragons as hopefully they get back into title contention after Kalisto’s underwhelming US Title run. Good stuff.
Opening video package looks at Las Vegas and the big matches on tonight’s PPV.
Commentary welcomes us to the show.
WWE Tag Team Titles – Fatal 4-Way: The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E) w/Xavier Woods (c’s) vs. The Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
Enzo’s wearing a Vegas-themed outfit. Enzo and Cass do their usual shtick on their entrance. Loud reaction for Enzo and Cass. New Day compare Enzo and Cass to Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as The Vaudevillains to the Monopoly men in their pre-match promo. Woods says they will show why they are “The Elite” team in this industry, an obvious dig at Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, The Elite in New Japan, who have been going back-and-forth with New Day throughout this year on social media.
Kofi and Anderson start. Dropkick by Kofi gets a 1 count. Gallows with shots to Kofi in the corner. Kofi avoids a Club double team, missile dropkick to Anderson, while Enzo hits Gallows with a flying clothesline. Kofi rolls up Enzo for 2. Chain wrestling between the two until we get a stalemate. Both try to get the other into their corner. Cass and Big E tag in and square off. English tags himself in. Belly-to-Belly by Big E to English. Apron Splash by Big E to English. Kofi gets 2 as The Club breaks things up. All 8 men square off and do battle. New Day, Enzo and Cass all clothesline The Club and The Vaudevillains outside, then the two fan favorite teams square off. English knocks down Kofi, Vaudevillains begin to take control. Running boot by Gotch gets 2. Double jabs by Vaudevillains gets 2. Anderson tags himself in. Kofi fights out of the Club’s corner. “New Day Rocks” chants by the crowd. Enzo and English tag in. Running crossbody, jabs and a facebuster by Enzo. Gallows low-bridges Enzo outside. Roundhouse kick by Gallows gets 2. Enzo counters a slam by Gallows with a tornado DDT. Cass and Anderson get the tags. Cass cleans house on everyone. Big E backdropped outside. Empire Elbow by Cass to Anderson. Running big boot knocks English outside. Air Enzo wipes out everyone! Running big boot by Cass to Anderson. Rocket Launcher by Enzo and Cass, but Gallows pulls Enzo outside. Big boot by Cass to Gallows, Gotch sends Cass into the ringpost. Gotch avoids Trouble in Paradise by Kofi, Whiriling Divirish by Vaudevillains, Anderson breaks up the pin. Big E spears Gotch through the ropes to the outside, crashing hard. DDT by Kofi to English. Anderson blind tags in as he stops the New Day’s Midnight Hour, sending Big E outside. Gallows with a big boot to Xavier Woods. Magic Killer by the Club on English, but Big E stops the pin. Midnight Hour on Anderson by New Day.
Kofi pins English to retain the titles.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: New Day by pinfall
New Day celebrate their title retention after as we see highlights of all the carnage in this match.
Super-fun opener with a real hot, frenetic pace to it. New Day retaining is the right call as there is no reason to take the titles off them anytime soon with their immense popularity. Vaudevillains eating the pin was also the right call as they are low team on the totem pole currently. Enzo and Cass and The Club lost nothing in defeat. Loved this, nice way to kick-off the PPV proper.