Foley wants to congratulate Charlotte for raising the bar with Sasha Banks. He informs Charlotte that Banks will be granted a rematch for the WWE Women’s Championship. Charlotte says she will break the back of Banks again. She asks Foley for the night off and doesn’t think anyone else is worthy in the back. Foley says not so fast. He said some aspects of this job are hard like making Finn Balor give up his title. Foley says other parts bring him joy. He informs Charlotte that they have just signed the hottest free agent.
Former NXT Women’s Champion Bayley walks out to a huge ovation. Bayley grabs mic and can’t believe this is really happening. A loud “YOU DESERVE IT” chant starts up for Bayley. Bayley says she’s been waiting for this moment her entire life. She thanks Foley for an opportunity and wants to seal the deal with a hug with Foley. Foley and Bayley hug. Charlotte said there is a reason Bayley got left behind in the women’s revolution. Bayley says she would never disrespect Charlotte, but will challenge her for her title.
The crowd in Brooklyn start up a loud “YES!” chant. Charlotte calls her “sweet Bayley” and says she needs to get in line and earn a shot at “the best.” Charlotte said she isn’t dressed to compete tonight and suggests Dana Brooke take on Bayley tonight. Foley books it.
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke w/ Charlotte
We return live as Bayley gets a quick headlock takedown on Dana. Bayley with a drop toe hold on Dana and then rides on top of her. Bayley eats an elbow from Dana. Dana sends Bayley into the corner a few times. Bayley fires up and does the same to Dana repeatedly. Bayley with a springboard arm drag. Bayley teases attacking Charlotte from the ring apron. This allows Dana to get in a big kick that sends Bayley to the outside. Dana with a baseball slide that launches Bayley back. Dana then throws Bayley back first into the ring barricade, tosses her back inside the ring and applies a submission to keep her grounded. Dana with big right hands over Bayley. Bayley with shoulders to the ribs of Dana in the corner, hits a corner splash, tosses Dana aside, goes to the second rope and connects with a spinning elbow. Bayley connects with her Bayley to Belly and gets the pinfall on Dana.
After the match, Bayley looks down at Charlotte and smiles.
Backstage, Tom Phillips talks with Roman Reigns about comments by Chris Jericho. Reigns says he plans to shut the mouth of Jericho tonight.
Rich Swann, Noam Dar, Brian Kendrick and TJ Perkins from the WWE Cruiserweight Classic are profiled. The Cruiserweights arrive on RAW beginning on September 19.
Highlights of the first match between Cesaro and Sheamus in the best of seven series at SummerSlam last night is shown. Sheamus won the first match. Backstage, Sheamus takes a shot at New York sports teams and says unlike them, he will be a winner.
Braun Strowman vs. Johnny Knockout
Before the match, Johnny Knockout tells Byron Saxton he likes big sweaty men. Knockout with a few shots to Strowman in the corner. Strowman levels Knockout with a clothesline and then a big forearm to the back. Strowman tosses Knockout in the corner and then hits a big corner splash. Strowman with a reverse chokeslam and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Braun Strowman
After the match, Braun Strowman picks up Johnny Knockout, puts him on his shoulders and then drives him down on the mat face first. Strowman yells at the referee to count it. The referee says he isn’t going to count it. Strowman yells at him to count. The referee counts a second unofficial pinfall. Strowman starts yelling at the crowd.
We see footage of The Dudley Boyz returning to WWE last year.
The Dudley Boyz say goodbye
Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley walk out on stage and head to the ring
Bubba grabs a mic as the crowd in Brooklyn start up a loud “ECW” chant. He says he doesn’t get very emotional, but tonight may be different. Bubba talks about returning to WWE one year ago in this same city and same building. He said it has been a hell of a year. Bubba said they always knew the fans respected them.
D-Von grabs a mic. A loud “TESTIFY” chant starts up. He calls it one hell of a career going up and down the highways with Bubba. D-Von talks about creating legendary matches like the TLC match and how it is considered one of the greatest matches of all time. He name drops Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boyz. A loud “DELETE” chant starts up.
Bubba encourages the crowd to get up on their feet and take a round of applause. He said normally in this industry you don’t get to go out on your own terms. Bubba thanks the crowd very much and this is them going out on their own terms. D-Von leads a loud “TESTIFY” chant. The Shining Stars music hits and they walk out to interrupt.
Primo says this is getting embarrassing tonight. He said it is about time they leave and calls them washed up. A “WE WANT TABLES” chant starts up. Epico is trying to talk and is getting drowned out by the chant. He has a going away present for The Dudley’s. They bought them a pair of economy airline tickets to beautiful Puerto Rico. Primo pities the people that have to sit next to them. Epico jokes about how much food The Dudley’s will enjoy. Bubba and D-Von level Primo and Epico immediately. 3D on Epico. Bubba plants Primo with a scoop slam, lifts up the legs of Primo and D-Von drops the headbutt from the top rope. Bubba has the crowd lead a loud “GET THE TABLES” chant. D-Von grabs a table from under the ring. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson hit the ring and start attacking Bubba and D-Von. Gallows is beating down Bubba with right hands and Anderson launches D-Von into the steel steps at ringside. Magic Killer on Bubba on the outside. D-Von tries to fight back and gets overwhelmed. Back inside the ring, Gallows and Anderson hit a Magic Killer through the table on D-Von.
Roman Reigns vs. Chris Jericho is up next.
WWE Universal Championship Series
Roman Reigns vs. Chris Jericho
Lock up and Reigns connects with a shoulder tackle early. Jericho slaps Reigns. Reigns catches Jericho with an elbow and clothesline combo. Reigns with a clothesline to Jericho in the corner. Jericho with a high elbow, but Reigns responds with right hands. Brooklyn starts up a “YOU CAN’T WRESTLE” chant at Reigns. Jericho tosses Reigns out.