Cole and Graves hype Jey Uso vs. Reigns at WWE Clash of Champions on September 27. Heyman takes the mic and says the tribal chief has asked him to let us in on some history. Heyman recalls how they got together and then Reigns captured the title two days later at WWE Payback. Last Friday they laid all their cards on the table and that same night, Reigns’ cousin stepped up and became the new #1 contender to the Universal Title. Heyman says Reigns has given him the honor and privilege to introduce the #1 contender. Heyman says Jey is Reigns’ cousin but might as well be his blood brother. Heyman goes on and introduces Jey. The music hits and out comes Jey to a pop.
Jey says he’s got love for Heyman because of Heyman’s history with his family. Jey gives thanks because now he gets to compete against his blood at Clash of Champions. Heyman tells Jey the thanks should go to Reigns, not himself, because when Big E was taken out last week, it was Reigns’ idea to get Jey into the Fatal 4 Way. Reigns says Jey doesn’t have to thank him because they’re blood. They’ve thought about this for years. Reigns and the whole family is proud of Jey. He goes on about how no one gave this to Jey, he earned it. He’s about to take a big payday home to his family and this is his, he earned it. Reigns tells Jey not to look at the title because his big moment won’t come at Clash of Champions. Like when they were kids, Reigns is going to beat Jey’s ass at Clash of Champions, then it will still be all love. Reigns says the title has to stay on him to feed their families. Jey says things are different now, they’re not little kids, they’re grown men. The music interrupts and out comes King Baron Corbin to boos.
Corbin says it doesn’t take a genius to figure this out. This is all a set up. He says Reigns pulled some strings to get a hand-picked opponent for his first title defense. Corbin says this is a classic case of nepotism and it makes him sick. Corbin is in the ring now. Nothing makes him sicker than to see someone walk around and abuse their power. The music interrupts and out comes Sheamus next. Sheamus agrees with Corbin – this whole situation stinks. Sheamus jokes about taking Big E out last week. He goes on about how Jey getting in the match was a set up. They have words and Jey proposes a tag team match for tonight. Sheamus charges but Jey sends him over the top rope to the floor. Corbin tries to attack but Jey rocks him and sends him into the ring post. Jey is fired up as Reigns watches with a smirk on his face. Jey’s music hits as he looks over at Reigns. Heyman is at ringside. Reigns exits the ring as his music starts up now.
– Still to come, Bayley will address last week’s attack on Sasha Banks. Also, there will be a Fatal 4 Way with Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina Snuka to determine Bayley’s Clash of Champions opponent. Up next, AJ Styles gets his rematch from Jeff Hardy.
– We see Sami Zayn in the production truck arguing about the graphic for AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy. He has his Intercontinental Title belt and is upset about their match being billed as an Intercontinental Title match. Zayn is warned to not press buttons but he does so anyway, and we cut right to commercial.
Jeff Hardy (C) vs. AJ Styles – Intercontinental Championship
Sami attacks AJ for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: AJ Styles
– Still to come, Bray Wyatt has a “new friend” to introduce to the Firefly Funhouse.
– We see Roman Reigns and Jey Uso backstage. Jey looks to be going over strategy for tonight’s tag team main event, and Reigns looks annoyed.
– We go back to the ringside area and see WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy getting to his feet as his music plays. He tries to walk up the ramp but he stumbles and goes down. The announcers believe Hardy needs to some help. Hardy is down and in pain as we go back to commercial.