Welcome to SmackDown Live.
Shane McMahon makes his way to the ring and he is not in a mood to shuffle. The Best in the World trophy is in the ring.
Shane has Greg Hamilton make his way into the ring to introduce Shane as the Best in the World. Shane tells Greg to say it with conviction.
Shane says everyone wants to know why would he beat up his so called Bestie. Shane says he is tired of people asking him for help. His entire life, people have rubbed up against him to see how they can get ahead in life. Shane says you do not know what he does behind the scenes to make things better for all of you. It is all about them. It stopped on Sunday when he beat the holy hell out of the Miz in his own home town.
Shane says he is not the best in the world because of a trophy or because he won a title. It is because he was born that way. Shane is going to do things for himself. It felt so good when he was beating up The Miz. The last thing Miz say in front of his potato faced father. It felt so good and it lit a spark that will never go away. Shane tells The Miz that this is not a request because you work for him. Shane says he had such an amazing time beating his ass and he will continue that on the grandest stage of them all . . . at Wrestlemania. Shane tells Miz to get ready for another Best in the World beating and it is going to feel AWESOME.
Match Number One: Aleister Black, Ricochet, Matt Hardy, and Jeff Hardy versus Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev, Sheamus, and Cesaro
Black and Nakamura start things off. Nakamura with punches and kicks. Nakamura blocks a kick and Black with a leg sweep and front face lock. Ricochet tags in and Black with a kick and Ricochet with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Ricochet with a front face lock and Matt tags in and Sheamus tags in as well. Sheamus runs into a boot and Matt with a screaming elbow drop to the back of the head from the turnbuckles. Jeff tags in and Jeff with a leg drop while Matt hits a baseball slide. Cesaro distracts Jeff and then he tags in. Cesaro with a kick and a leg drop for a near fall.
Cesaro sends Jeff into the corner and Rusev tags in. Rusev with shoulders in the corner. Rusev with a reverse chin lock. Rusev pulls Hardy to the mat. Jeff with elbows but Rusev pulls Jeff down by the hair. Rusev kicks Jeff. Nakamura tags in and he kicks Jeff. Cesaro tags in and kicks Jeff. Rusev tags back in and Jeff with a sit out jaw breaker. Ricochet makes the tag and he punches Rusev. Ricochet with a handstand head scissors and drop kick. Ricochet with a running shoulder into the corner and he kicks Nakamura on the apron. Rusev punches Ricochet when Ricochet goes for a springboard move.
Cesaro sends Ricochet into the announce table and then he hits a gutwrench suplex onto teh apron. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Sheamus tags in and he kicks Ricochet. Sheamus and Cesaro with a double clothesline followed by a knee drop. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Ricochet with a jaw breaker and Rusev tags in. Rusev with a double sledge to the back. Rusev gets a naer fall. Rusev puts Ricochet on the turnbuckles and tags in Nakamura for the running knee. Nakamura with a rear chin lock and knee drop. Cesaro tags in and punches Ricochet.
Cesaro runs into a boot and Ricochet with punches out of the corner. Rusev tags in and kicks Ricochet when Ricochet tries to make the tag. Rusev punches Matt and has words for Black. Sheamus tags in and he kicks Ricochet. Sheamus with a back breaker and reverse chin lock. Ricochet with punches and Ricochet sends Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Cesaro pulls Sheamus to the ring and he tags in and stops the tag by kicking Black off the apron. Ricochet with a back body drop and Matt tags in.
Matt with clotheslines to Cesaro followed by punches and he sends Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Jeff tags in and they Irish whip Cesaro and Jeff with Poetry in Motion and Matt with a Side Effect. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Matt. Black with a knee to Sheamus. Ricochet with a clothesline while Nakamura kicks Ricochet and Jeff with a kick to Nakamura. Hardy with a Twist of Fate and he goes up top and hits a Swanton for a near fall. Sheamus and Matt with punches and then everyone pairs up.
The New Day make their way to the ringa and they go after Nakamura and Rusev so the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Rusev, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sheamus, and Cesaro (by disqualification)
After the match, Woods with a drop kick to Sheamus. Big E sends Sheamus into the ring steps. Big E runs Csearo into the ringside barrier. Big E chokes Rusev. Woods with a Shining Wizard to Nakamura. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise to Rusev.
The Usos walk down steps and they talk about seeing the New Day trying to take what is theirs. They want to know who will they face at Wrestlemania.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Randy says there is something he has to get off his chest. This is the house that AJ Styles Built? What he does not understand is that in 2002 AJ was wrestling for $10 in a gymnasium in front of 12 people. Randy says he was making his debut. In 2004, AJ was shaking hands in bingo halls while he was the youngest WWE Champion. In 2005, AJ was in Florida getting a tan with Dixie Carter while Randy was facing Undertaker. Randy says he has been a champion. This is not the house that AJ built. This is the house that Randy Orton built.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring.
AJ says for someone who looks down on the indies, you sure followed his career pretty close. AJ says he is flattered. He says he is proud that he came through the indies. People like you were not made for his world, but are made for the WWE. AJ says guys like you would not make it in his world. Not with things like this (and AJ does Randy’s pose) or a knockoff Diamond Cutter.