Welcome to SmackDown Live.
Last night, Roman Reigns was in a handicap match but then he found help from an unlikely source, the Undertaker.
We are in Portland, Oregon and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.
Shane McMahon says that Roman Reigns had to face his two toughest rivals and Roman became desperate and he called on the Undertaker. Shane says he fears no man dead or alive. Shane says that Roman will be a dead man at Extreme Rules. Shane tells the roster not to get on his bad side because he is pissed.
The New Day make their way to the ring.
Kofi says hello to the people of Portland. He says since he won the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania, he has faced some of the greatest moments of his career and of his life. On the flip side, he has also experienced some of the most painful, agonizing and brutalizing moments. Defending the title in a steel cage on Sunday was a combination of those. Kofi says he had to take an actual leap of faith over Dolph Ziggler to be victorious. Before he had a chance to celebrate and take a victory lap, this happened on Raw.
We see Samoa Joe attacking Kofi on Raw.
Kofi says that was brutal, devastating, agonizing, and incredibly painful. Samoa Joe is not a complicated man. He is like a force of nature. When he has the Coquina Clutch around you, it is like a great white shark. Samoa Joe thinks that at Extreme Rules, he is a shark that has found his prey, but he will be damned if he will let Joe eat him alive.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the stage. Dolph says he will not let this happen again. Dolph says he did the heavy lifting and the hard work and someone is going to take his spot? It is not going down that way. You know better than this.
Kofi asks how many times does he have to beat him.
Dolph says this is not a joke. This is his life and career. You know that Xavier Woods saved you at Super Showdown. At Stomping Grounds, we went face to face inside a steel cage for the WWE Title and what happened? You took the coward’s way out and leapt through the door to save your title. Everyone knows he should be WWE Champion right now.
Dolph says if he wins his match against Kofi tonight, he will be added to the WWE title match at Extreme Rules. Then and only then will he truly get what he deserves, the WWE Championship.
Dolph says since he was talking with management that you cannot take the coward’s way out. It is a two out of three falls match. Dolph wishes Kofi luck.
Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan walk in the back as we go to commercial.
Elias is in the hallway and Miz wants to know if Shane is in his office. Elias says that Shane is not in a good mood after what happened last night. He tells Miz that he is dead man walking if he goes in there. Elias strums his guitar and Miz wants to know if Elias is done. Elias says he will keep on playing but Miz stops him and he tells Elias if he strums it again, he will shove it up the dark side of his moon. MIz tells Elias to tells Shane that they are not done and he wants another shot at Shane before the Undertaker puts him six feet under.
Miz leaves and Shane comes into the hall. Elias tells Shane that Miz wants another shot at him. Shane says he has his match, but if Miz can beat Elias, two out of three falls.
Match Number One: Xavier Woods and Big E versus Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan in a Non Title Match
Woods and Bryan start things off and they lock up. Bryan with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Bryan wants a Greco Roman knuckle lock and then rethinks his plans. They go for the Greco Roman knuckle lock and Bryan with a wrist lock and side head lock. Bryan with a shoulder tackle and Woods with a drop kick for a near fall. Woods runs into a boot and Rowan tags in and hits a running shoulder tackle. Rowan with a head butt and he kicks Woods in the corner. Bryan with a few kicks while the referee deals with Rowan and Big E. Rowan with an elbow drop for a near fall.
Rowan with a knee to the back and a rear chin lock. Bryan tags in and Rowan puts Woods in the ropes and Bryan goes up top for a knee drop to the back of the head and Bryan gets a near fall. Rowan tags in and Rowan with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Woods. Rowan with a splash and forearms. Rowan with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot. Rowan catches Woods off the turnbuckles and Woods gets to his feet and Woods with a thrust kick and chops. Woods with a kick but Rowan with a running cross body.
Woods is sent to the floor and Big E checks on him before the referee sends him back to his corner. Rowan with boots to Woods as Woods gets back into the ring just before the ten count. Woods is sent into the turnbuckles and Bryan tags back in. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and Rowan with a splash. Bryan punches Woods. Woods with punches to Bryan followed by chops. Woods with a kick but Bryan with a single leg take down and Bryan tags Rowan back in. Rowan with an elbow drop to the back and then to the chest. Rowan with a pump handle back breaker.
Rowan works on the neck and then he applies the Atomic Noogie. Woods with elbows and punches to escape followed by a jaw breaker. Rowan with a kick to the midsection. Woods lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Rowan stops Woods. Bryan tags in and so does Big E. Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E with a Warrior Splash but Bryan gets his knees up. Bryan with a LeBell Lock. Woods makes the save but Rowan sends Woods to the floor. Woods with a drop kick to Rowan. Bryan with kicks in the corner.
Bryan charges into the corner but Big E with the UranagE. They hit Midnight Hour on Bryan for the three count.