The ring is already full of Superstars as we go right to the ring – The Viking Raiders (Ivar, Erik), The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods), Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado by himself), T-BAR and MACE. Out next comes R-K-Bro, Randy Orton and Riddle. The music interrupts and out comes RAW Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos. The winners of this Battle Royal will earn a future title shot.
AJ takes the mic on the stage and welcomes the other teams to this Tag Team Address. AJ says he and Omos feel compelled to defend their titles as WWE goes back on the road next month. He gives The New Day some praise but reminds them who won at WrestleMania 37. AJ addresses MACE and T-BAR next, but also takes a shot at the former RETRIBUTION members. He does the same with Lince Dorado, giving him props for being out here by himself while Gran Metalik is injured, and then The Viking Raiders. AJ addresses Riddle and Orton last. Fans chant “Bro!” now. AJ gives them each props and then says their chemistry is unbelievable. AJ and Omos then go on about how they’re phenomenal, unbelievable, handsome, and more. Kofi and Woods knock AJ and Omos before the two teams argue. Orton tells AJ to shut his damn mouth. Riddle shows AJ how to zip his mouth and throw away the key, saying it’s done wonders for he and Orton’s relationship. Orton is annoyed. Riddle shows off their new t-shirt and says he’s wearing two because Orton doesn’t wear shirts, or pants. Riddle keeps running his mouth until Orton quiets him. Riddle zips his mouth and Orton puts the key in his boot.
The music interrupts and out comes The Miz and John Morrison. Miz is wheeled out in a wheelchair. They talk about the tag team division suffering and Morrison pulls out his Drip Stick. Miz, who says he was injured at WrestleMania Backlash, says Morrison will be competing on behalf of their tag team tonight. Morrison begins his entrance as the music hits but he loses Miz as he starts rolling down the ramp. Morrison runs down and saves Miz from a disaster.
The match begins out of nowhere with Orton delivering a RKO to Woods and one to Kingston. Lince gets dropped with the RKO next. Orton and Riddle stand back-to-back in the middle of the ring as the other tag teams circle them. We go to commercial.
#1 Contender’s Tag Team Battle Royal: John Morrison vs. The Viking Raiders (Ivar, Erik), The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods), Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado by himself), T-BAR and MACE, R-K-Bro (Riddle, Randy Orton)
Orton eliminates Kingston, but then he gets eliminated by The Viking Raiders from behind and The Raiders earn a title shot.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
AJ Styes is on commentary afterwards saying that is what they wanted and that they’re here to entertain.
We see Nikki Cross’ recent Beat The Clock upsets over Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley. Flair interrupts Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville in the back. She says she was publicly pressured into last week’s match with Cross, and she wants the match removed from her record. She goes on making her case but they won’t remove the match. Flair says she tried to ask nicely, but Deville and Pearce are just jealous of her and the career she’s had. She tells them to agree that she deserves a rematch with Cross. Ripley walks up and says unlike Flair, she actually respects Cross. She goes and says if anyone deserves a rematch… Deville and Pearce end up booking Flair and Ripley vs. Cross and a partner. Flair says unlike her partner, she can be professional about this. We go to commercial.
– We get a video package on Alexa Bliss and Lilly. Bliss says the fun is just getting started. Shayna Baszler will confront them on Alexa’s Playground later.
– Elias is in the ring with his guitar and spotlight now. He talks about Jaxson Ryker coming unhinged and says they could’ve been RAW Tag Team Champions if Ryker would’ve followed his lead last week. We get a replay of Elias turning on Ryker during last week’s title shot. Elias says he saw the ghosts of war in Ryker’s eyes, but didn’t see a man who would go to war for him. He goes on and reminds us that WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias says before he takes out that maniac… Ryker suddenly attacks from behind and beats Elias down. Ryker grabs the guitar and tosses it up the ramp. Ryker stomps away on Elias while he’s down now. Officials hit the ring to break the fight up as we go to commercial.
Elias vs. Jaxson Ryker
Elias loses by contout after Ryker gets him in the air with a choke slam. He retreats up the ramp after.
Winner by contout: Jaxson Ryker
After the match, Ryker has his arm raised as his music hits but he’s not happy with the count out win.
– The announcers lead us to a look back at last week’s #1 contender’s match between Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston.
– We go back to the ring and out comes Drew McIntyre for the Hell In a Cell contract signing with WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. Fans cheer McIntyre on as he carries his sword to the ring. Drew raises the sword in the ring as more pyro goes off. Fans chant “Drew!” as he stands with the sword in the middle of the ring. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and McIntyre is sitting at the contract signing table. Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are now in the ring. The WWE Champion is introduced but he’s not showing. McIntyre takes the mic and predicts how this will go, with more of the same schtick from MVP and Lashley. Drew then tells us the legend of Scotland’s King Robert The Bruce and the spider, and how he went on to win Scotland’s freedom. He told his army, if at first you don’t succeed… McIntyre stops and says he can modernize the speech to fit what we’re seeing now. If at first you don’t succeed, beat Lashley’s ass at Hell In a Cell and win your title back. Lashley signs his name on the dotted line.