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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) w/ Maryse vs. Cesaro

Cesaro with a pinfall attempt and gutwrench suplex on Miz early. Cesaro drops Miz off his knee when Miz was jumping at him. Cesaro knocks Miz off the top rope as Maryse looks on from ringside. The referee doesn’t notice Maryse holding on to the leg of Miz preventing him from getting suplexed back inside the ring. Miz with a kick to the face of Cesaro and then throws his left arm/shoulder off the ring. Miz with a reverse DDT and neckbreaker combo. Miz keeps Cesaro grounded with a guard submission. Cesaro powers out and drops Miz with a vertical suplex to break free. Cesaro clutches his throw and throws a quick uppercut at Miz. More uppercuts from Miz. Cesaro backs Miz to the corner, connects with more uppercuts and then starts hitting running uppercuts to Miz. Cesaro then connects with a huge dropkick on Miz bouncing off the ropes repeatedly. Cesaro with a suplex on Miz from the ring apron.

Cesaro with a springboard spinning corkscrew uppercut catching Miz. Cesaro calls for the Cesaro Swing. Miz counters. Cesaro then launches Miz up in the air and catches him with a big uppercut on the way down. Cesaro covers Miz and Miz gets his foot on the bottom rope. Cesaro with another uppercut on Miz. Miz sends Cesaro shoulder first into the corner on his bad shoulder. Skull Crushing Finale on Cesaro, hooks the leg and Cesaro somehow kicks out! Miz can’t believe it and either can Maryse at ringside. Sami Zayn then jumps over the announce table and attacks Kevin Owens. Zayn and Owens are brawling at ringside. Zayn clotheslines Owens over the barricade into the timekeepers area. Back in the ring, Cesaro plants Miz and begins the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro swings Miz around 20 times and then locks on the Crossface. Owens and Zayn are now fighting up on the ring apron. The referee gets distracted. Miz is tapping out. Cesaro jumps up taking out Owens and Zayn. Miz then rolls up Cesaro and gets the pinfall. Cesaro can’t believe it.

Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

After the match, Cesaro takes out The Miz with a running uppercut at ringside. Back inside the ring, Cesaro with a Neutralizer on Miz. Owens then walks up and kicks Cesaro in the head. Owens with a Pop Up Powerbomb on Zayn when he jumps back in. Owens attempts a Pop Up Powerbomb on Miz, but Maryse pulls Miz out of the ring. Owens picks up the WWE Intercontinental Championship as we see a shot of Miz and Maryse looking on from the entrance area.

Backstage, we see Stephanie McMahon talking with Apollo Crews. Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton plug that Mr. McMahon will be announcing tonight who will be running RAW going forward.

Michael Cole said Enzo Amore is now communicating with medical staff in Chicago and that they will continue to provide updates on his health as they find out more.

Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose

Ambrose with chops early on Jericho. Jericho bails out of the ring and Ambrose chases him around. Back inside, Jericho misses a clothesline and Ambrose connects with a cross body. Jericho sends Ambrose to the outside and then catches him with a dropkick through the ropes.

Back inside the ring, Jericho drops Ambrose gut first off the top rope and then catches Ambrose with a springboard dropkick off the corner sending Ambrose flying to the outside. Back inside, Jericho catches Ambrose with another dropkicks. Jericho keeps Ambrose grounded working over his arms. Jericho with a high knee and chops to Ambrose. Jericho goes for a running bulldog and Jericho crotches himself in the corner. Ambrose with a clothesline in the corner, catches Jericho with a boot and then a tornado DDT. Jericho with elbows to Ambrose and catches Ambrose with an axe handle off the top rope. Ambrose counters out of a Walls of Jericho attempt and connects with a swinging neckbreaker. Ambrose with a running bulldog on Jericho for a two count. Jericho gets the Walls of Jericho applied on Ambrose. Ambrose is able to get to the bottom rope to break it up. Jericho is sent out and Ambrose catches him with a suicide dive. Ambrose is clearing off an announce table at ringside and puts Jericho on top. Ambrose is going for Dirty Deeds. Jericho counters and is attempting a Walls of Jericho. Jericho then catapults Ambrose over him and over the timekeepers barricade. Jericho rolls in as the referee continues his count. Jericho has a cut on his nose. Ambrose just gets back in at 9. Jericho calls him a stupid idiot and tells him to stay down. Ambrose counters a Codebreaker and catches Jericho with his lariat. Ambrose drops Jericho jaw first off the top rope when he was attempting another springboard dropkick. Ambrose with a flying elbow off the top rope catching Jericho.

Series of counters and Jericho gets the Walls of Jericho applied on Ambrose again. Ambrose is slapping his face and firing himself up. Ambrose rolls to his back, throws rights, small package and Jericho kicks out. Jericho with a kick to the head. Ambrose fights back with jabs and chops. Jericho drops Ambrose with an elbow, Ambrose gets his knees up during a Lionsault, Ambrose hooks the arms of Jericho, throws knees and connects with Dirty Deeds. Ambrose hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.

Winner: Dean Ambrose

Backstage, Mauro Ranallo is with AJ Styles. Ranallo asks if we will see Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson helping him out tonight. Styles says he will become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion all by himself. He said Gallows and Anderson are his friends and they do have his back, but tonight is one-on-one and that Roman Reigns will find out why he is phenomenal.

Backstage, we see Sasha Banks talking with Shane McMahon.

WWE Women’s Championship Match
Charlotte (c) w/ Ric Flair vs. Natalya w/ Bret Hart

Big reactions for Ric Flair and Bret Hart in Chicago. Michael Cole talked about how tonight is Bret’s first appearance in WWE since his battle with prostate cancer. We got ring introductions for the challenger Natalya and champion Charlotte.

Early exchange between Charlotte and Natalya. Natalya with a quick arm drag on Charlotte as Bret and Ric look on from ringside. Natalya with a quick takedown dropping Charlotte down face first. Charlotte catches Natalya with a shoulder tackle and then eats a shoulder tackle from Natalya. Natalya is looking for a Sharpshooter and Charlotte quickly rolls out. Charlotte gets in Bret’s face posing, jumps back in the ring and catches Natalya with a neckbreaker. Charlotte drops knees over the head of Natalya. Charlotte with a slap to the face of Natalya and then gets in a Flair strut at ringside as Ric looks on smiling. Charlotte and Natalya exchange chops. Natalya with a release german suplex on Charlotte. Natalya with a dropkick to the face of Charlotte. Charlotte throws Natalya to the corner and drops her knee over the leg of Natalya. Charlotte goes to work on the left leg/knee of Natalya. Natalya with a small package for two on Charlotte. Charlotte goes back to work on the left leg/knee of Natalya. Natalya counters into an armbar attempt that Charlotte blocks and then gets her boots on the bottom rope to break it up. Charlotte with kicks to the body of Natalya. Charlotte with a suplex throwing the left leg of Natalya off the ropes. Charlotte goes up top and Natalya pushes her off. Flair walks over to check on her. The referee jumps out and checks on her as well. Charlotte is holding her knee and slowly crawling to the ring as the referee continues his count. Charlotte blocks a baseball slide, pulls Natalya out, looks to hit a powerbomb and Natalya with a head scissors takedown. Natalya tosses Charlotte back in the ring and then stares down Flair. Charlotte catches Natalya with a big boot on her way back in, hooks the leg and Natalya kicks out. Natalya with a clothesline planting Charlotte and gets another two count. Natalya is going for the Sharpshooter. Charlotte counters and tosses Natalya down on the mat. Charlotte with her Natural Selection blockbuster and gets a very close two count on Natalya. Charlotte connects with a huge top rope moonsault on Natalya. Charlotte gets the Figure Four locked on Natalya. Natalya reverses. Charlotte reaches out and gets the bottom rope. Charlotte then gets the Sharpshooter applied on Natalya. The referee immediately calls for the bell.

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