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WWE continued the WWE Title tournament Monday night on Raw. Plus, The Undertaker & Kane opened the final Raw leading into the Survivor Series PPV, complete with druid action …
WWE Raw TV Report
November 16, 2015 – Episode #1,173
Live in Greenville, S.C.
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
Live Raw on USA Network
Raw opened with the WWE locker room assembled on-stage as the French colors were shown on the Titantron. Lilian Garcia asked for a moment of silence for the victims of Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris. The arena went silent and Raw faded to black before going to the standard Raw intro video.
Back in the arena, Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton introduced the show from ringside. They hyped the final lead-in in to Survivor Series and the WWE Title tournament. Cole and Co. ran down the quarter-final match-ups tonight.
Suddenly, druid music and humming played in the arena. The arena turned black & blue as cloaked individuals slowly walked out on-stage. Rows of individuals walking 2×2 slowly made their way down to the ring. Then, Undertaker’s gong finally played. Pyro and fireworks filled the stage as Undertaker’s music played. Taker then slowly walked out on-stage followed by Kane. “The Brothers of Destruction are back with a vengeance,” Cole declared.
As Taker & Kane slowly walked down to the ring, Cole said Undertaker Week officially begins tonight on WWE Network. Taker & Kane eventually entered the ring as druids surrounded the ring. “Under…Taker” chant as the arena remained black & blue. Taker declared that standing before you is the true Army of Darkness. He said that on the horizon is vengeance for the Wyatt Family.
“The Wyatt Family took our bodies and tried to claim our souls,” Taker said. “But there is no one – no man, living or dead – that contains the power of the dark side.”
Kane spoke next in a non-Corporate Kane voice. He said that you will get burned if you mess with them. Kane said they have reserved a special place for the Wyatts in hell. He said they will suffer in the fires of eternal damnation.
Taker spoke again. He specifically called out Bray Wyatt, saying his kind of evil is no match for theirs. “Our evil has been time-tested over and over again,” he said. “So, this is what’s going to happen. Bray Wyatt, choose whichever two of your family that you wish to sacrifice. Because the Brothers of Destruction have already decided their destiny.” Taker said they will never Rest in Peace.
Suddenly, the Wyatt theme interrupted. Bray Wyatt walked out on-stage with his own light show to confront Taker & Kane. Bray sat down in a rocking chair on the stage as Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Braun Strowman stood behind him. Bray said that for 25 years, Taker has reigned over WWE with darkness. He said that 25 years is long enough, so it’s time for a new army of darkness. “My army,” he said.
Bray said that Taker & Kane no longer dictates how things work. He vowed to end Taker at Survivor Series. Because he is “the one” and he is “Bray Wyatt.” Bray called for a light show. As for Taker’s creatures of the night, “they are mine,” he said, apparently referring to the druids.
[Q2] The lights came back on and the druids were dressed in sheep masks. “Run,” Wyatt warned. The druids hit the ring and tried to attack Taker and Kane, but they tossed them out of the ring. Taker and Kane then delivered double chokeslams to the last two turncoat druids. Taker told Bray to bring it to the ring. Instead, his henchmen started marching to the ring.
Bray told them to stop because their date with destiny is on Sunday. Until then, Taker & Kane, he says “follow the buzzards.” Bray sent Raw to commercial. He also controls the television apparently.
Up Next: Kevin Owens vs. Neville in the quarter-finals of the WWE Title tournament.
[Commercial Break at 8:18]
In-ring: Neville was introduced first for the tournament match. IC champion Kevin Owens was out next proudly holding the Intercontinental Title belt over his shoulder.
1 — IC champion KEVIN OWENS vs. NEVILLE — non-title WWE Title tournament quarter-final match #1
As the match started, Byron Saxton talked about their recent history in NXT when Owens tried to injure Neville. Owens taunted Neville, who knocked him out of the ring before landing a moonsault on the floor. Raw cut to an early break with Neville in control.
[Commercial Break at 8:25. During the break, WWE ran a local ad spot for Brock Lesnar at the January 8 house show in Houston.]
Back from break, Owens and Neville were battling mid-ring. Short-arm clothesline from Owens to gain control. Owens wanted a suplex, but Neville kneed him in the head to escape. Neville followed with rapid-fire kicks and strikes, then tried a springboard move, but Owens kicked him right in the mouth. Neville nearly got counted out, but made it back in the ring at nine and nine-tenths. Owens, mad, connected with a gutbuster and butt splash for a two count. Owens yelled at the referee for not counting fast-enough.
[Q3] Owens regrouped and went for a corner butt splash, but Neville got up and dropped him with a snap German Suplex. Neville quickly climbed to the top rope for a big splash, but Owens kicked out just before three. Neville decided to go for Red Arrow this time, but Owens got up and avoided. Neville kicked him in the head, though. Back to the top. But, Owens grabbed the ropes at the last second to crotch Neville. Owens went right into the pop-up powerbomb, but Neville flew over Owens and snapped off a huge reverse rana. One, two, kick-out. What a sequence.
After a breather, Neville went back to the Red Arrow, but Owens moved, scooped up Neville, and nailed the pop-up powerbomb. Owens made a lackadaisical cover, but it was good enough for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Owens at 10:45 to advance to the tournament semi-finals at Survivor Series. What a match. Great sequences in the second-half drawing in the audience to the high-stakes match. If WWE treated this like a sport, they would re-focus on Neville needing to add something to his repertoire besides the Red Arrow to reach the next level, like a change-up or curveball to go with a fastball. In this case, Owens hit the fastball or fouled it off three times. (***)
Announcers: Cole and Co. started an historical look back through A.J. and Paige’s respective careers. They started with A.J. winning the Divas Title on her first night in WWE the night after last year’s WrestleMania.
Tonight: Paige and Charlotte Divas Title contract signing for Survivor Series.
[Commercial Break at 8:37]
Moments Ago: Kevin Owens thwarted Neville to win the first of four WWE Title tournament quarter-final matches tonight.
Backstage: Owens was shown talking to Triple H. Owens looked a little too fresh to be a live shot. But, in any event, they shook hands. JBL speculated on Hunter looking for a replacement for Seth Rollins.
Last Week: Triple H offered Roman Reigns the top spot in The Authority. But, Reigns turned him down.
Last Week: Seth Rollins underwent knee surgery . He is expected to miss 6-9 months.
Suddenly, The Miz’s theme music played. Nevermind, it was Tyler Breeze. They really have to change up one of their themes. Breeze walked out on-stage, then was joined by Summer Rae. Cole plugged Breeze in action next.
[Q4] [Commercial Break at 8:45]
Back live, R-Truth’s music interrupted Summer Breeze’s selfie session. Truth shouted out to Greenville during his rap, then entered the ring for the opening bell.
2 — R-TRUTH vs. TYLER BREEZE (w/Summer Rae)
Truth toyed with Breeze early on, then did the Whip into a leg drop. Truth kept playing with Breeze before landing a hip toss. Breeze recovered in the corner, then Summer applied some chapstick to her ailing man. Breeze was suddenly fired up as if the Jackie Chiles-unapproved balm contained a magic potion. Breeze went for a single-leg Crab, but Truth escaped. Truth came back with an axe kick, but his leg was too damaged to capitalize. Breeze then hit the Beauty Shot for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Breeze at 4:07. And Breeze gets his first Raw TV win. He’s been established as a mid-card act.
Up Next: The WWE Title tournament continues.
[Commercial Break at 8:53]
In-ring: Dolph Ziggler was introduced first for the second quarter-final match. Ziggler walked right up to the WWE Title belt resting at ringside. Appropriately, WWE plugged Fastlane in Cleveland in December, with tickets going on-sale Saturday. Dean Ambrose, from Cincinnati, was out next for the Battle of Ohio. Ambrose also took a good look at the title belt before the bell sounded.
[Q5 — second hour]
3 — DEAN AMBROSE vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER — WWE Title tournament quarter-final match #2
Dean and Dolph felt each other out in a show of respect from the two babyfaces. Even battle, then WWE cut backstage to Kevin Owens watching intently. Dolph surprised Dean with a superkick attempt, but Dean avoided and took a second to catch himself. Ziggler and Ambrose battled again mid-ring and Dolph found himself on the outside. Dean wanted a suicide dive, but Dolph ran away, so Dean landed on his feet at ringside. Dean slapped the mat selling frustration with how things have gone thus far.
Back in the ring, Doloh went for a surfboard stretch submission, but Dean escaped. Dolph then surprised Ambrose with a standing dropkick for a two count. Ambrose came back with a single-leg Crab, but Ziggler escaped. Rolling pinfall exchange. Blocks. Counters. Double cross-body put both men on the mat.
The match moved to the top turnbuckle, where the two men traded blows. They eventually knocked each other off the top rope down to the floor and Raw cut to break at 8:00 with both Dolph and Dean selling the effects. Interesting start to the match with the crowd waiting to really invest.
[Commercial Break at 9:08]
Back live, Ambrose hit a suicide dive to Ziggler on the outside. Cole said their conservative approaches have been thrown out the window at this point. Backstage, Owens was still watching the match intently. In the ring, Ziggler snapped off a DDT for a close two count. Ziggler wanted a superkick, but Ambrose blocked and rolled up Dolph for a two count. Another back-and-forth, then Ambrose nailed Dolph with a big lariat for a two count.
[Q6] Ambrose went to the top, but Ziggler nailed a leaping X-Factor off the top turnbuckle. Dolph sold a knee injury, though. Dolph had to scoop up Ambrose from the outside, but Dolph was vulnerable to a small package for a two count. Dolph, on one good leg, suddenly nailed a superkick for a close two count. That was all Ziggler had, though, as Ambrose surprised him with Dirty Deeds for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Ambrose at 16:45 to advance to the semi-finals to face Kevin Owens at Survivor Series. It seemed like they were sitting in second-gear for most of the match and never quite hit third-gear. It’s tough selling a respect vs. respect match with two straight-up babyfaces. The match was still good, but not quite at the level of the first match. (**3/4)
Post-match, Ambrose took the mic for a breathless promo. Ambrose said if he wins the WWE Title at Survivor Series, he’s turning this whole place upside down. He said there will be no more suits, no more ties, more action & less talking, replacing Michael Cole with a fishtank, breakfast for dinner, and he turns the entire WWE into a the Ambrose Asylum. Ambrose threw down the mic. JBL said he’s scared to death right now.
Video: Stephanie McMahon introduced the so-called “Divas Revolution,” which included the debut of Charlotte.
Still to come: Paige and Charlotte Divas Title contract signing.
[Commercial Break at 9:21]
Back live, Big E.’s voice played in the arena to bring out WWE tag champions New Day for a six-man tag match. Xavier Woods, returning to where he went to college in Greenville, said it seems like the only anniversary people want to talk about is The Undertaker’s. But, this is the one-year anniversary of New Day. Kofi Kingston wondered why they haven’t been invited to the Tonight Show like Taker. Or, be interviewed on SportsCenter like the Usos? Oh No!
New Day entered the ring to run down the Usos. Big E. offered an impression of Jey Uso at WrestleMania. “Us-ow!” The crowd did not react to New Day keeping the bit going. New Day ran down Ryback, too, which also did not get a reaction. They closed with their New Day Rocks tune.
[Q7] The Usos were out next representing two-thirds of the opposition. Ryback joined them to set up the big tag match.
[Commercial Break at 9:32]
4 — WWE tag champions NEW DAY (BIG E. & KOFI KINGSTON & XAVIER WOODS) vs. THE USOS & RYBACK — six-man tag match
The bell sounded back from break and Cole introduced Melissa Joan Hart into the discussion. Apparently she ran down Kevin Owens on Twitter and Owens shot back. Hart tweets almost every Monday night during Raw, so she’s a regular watcher and gets involved in the show. In the ring, New Day quickly isolated Uso and did their routine tagging in and out, pausing for a musical note or two from Xavier Woods on the trombone. Big E. then squashed Uso with a flying splash off the ropes.
Uso finally made the heel corner to tag in Ryback, but the referee pulled a Monday Night Football not seeing the tag and disallowing Ryback from entering the match. So, New Day went back to working over Uso. Ryback finally had enough of New Day and entered the ring to attack the tag champs. The ref called for the bell, throwing the match out. Ryback and the Usos eventually knocked New Day out of the ring, their frustration boiling over. New Day recovered on the floor as the Usos’s music played.
WINNERS: New Day via DQ at 5:47. Basic TV match, but where does Ryback fit into anything long-term? He seems to be floating aimlessly. Still in question is New Day’s Tag Title defense at Survivor Series – if they defend the titles.
Announcers: Cole set up JBL to go through the flashcards on Survivor Series’s price on PPV vs. WWE Network this Sunday.
Flashback: Charlotte beat Nikki Bella to win the Divas Title at Night of Champions in September in Houston. The Divas Title contract signing between Charlotte and Paige is still to come.
[Q7] [Commercial Break at 9:45]
Locker Room: Cesaro was lacing up his boots for his WWE Title tournament match. Triple H walked in to talk to Cesaro about what’s at stake tonight. Hunter said he’s seen too many guys like Cesaro who have everything it takes and not realize their potential. He said it might be Cesaro’s time to grab that brass ring. Hear me? Hunter said he’ll be sitting in the Cesaro Section when Cesaro faces Roman Reigns tonight. And maybe then it will be his time to grab the brass ring. Hunter wished him luck. Cesaro smirked and went back to his headphones.
Back in the arena, The Shield’s music played as the announcers debated whether Hunter has a grudge after Reigns turned him down last Monday. Reigns walked through the crowd and entered the ring to speak. He asked if the Roman Empire is in the house tonight. Reigns said it’s been a wild ride to get this Sunday at Survivor Series. (So, he’s already looking past Cesaro.) Reigns said Triple H came up with a tournament to determine the next WWE champion after Seth Rollins got hurt, and Hunter gave him the option to bypass the tournament. He said he thought long and hard about it, but he doesn’t sell-out. Now he has to go through the top stars, including his boy Dean Ambrose. Reigns said this ride ends Sunday at Survivor Series when he is WWE World Hvt. champion.
[ Reax: Are they even trying to make Reigns a likable babyface? Cocky, over-looking his opponent, and admitted to almost taking an offer from the evil heel corporation. Or, was this just to set up the default heel in this face vs. face match with Cesaro? ]
[Commercial Break at 9:54]
In-ring: Cesaro was introduced to the ring as Monday Night Football hit halftime, giving WWE their own window for this big quarter-final match. Reigns seemed unimpressed by Cesaro as he made his way to the ring.
[Q9 — second hour]
5 — ROMAN REIGNS vs. CESARO — WWE Title tournament quarter-final match #3
Lock-up, clean break, and Cesaro teased an uppercut to make Reigns flinch. Reigns kind of frowned, brushing off Cesaro’s teaser. Mid-ring lock-up again, and Cesaro put Reigns on the mat. Cesaro followed with a boot to the face. Cesaro did a cartwheel around Reigns into a roll-up for a two count, wrestling circles around Reigns.
Reigns finally got an opening to land a tilt-a-whirl slam for a two count. Reigns decided to slow down the pace and ended up eating a flying uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro then sent Reigns shoulder-first into the ringpost. Reigns fell to the outside clutching his right shoulder as Cole noted that Reigns will have trouble with his Superman Punch now. Cesaro didn’t want to wait for Reigns to re-enter the ring, so he smashed him with a running uppercut on the floor. Raw cut to break at 7:00.
[Commercial Break at 10:06]
Raw returned from break with Cesaro working on Reigns’s shoulder mid-ring. Back on the floor, Cesaro charged Reigns, who answered him with a knock-down. Back in the ring, Reigns fired up with a clothesline to a mixed reception. Reigns followed with slow-motion lariats in the corner, giving Cesaro an opening to cut him off, but Reigns answered with a clothesline of his own.
Reigns was too slow following up, allowing Cesaro to catch him in the Big Swing. Cesaro turned it into the Sharpshooter, then into the Crossface submission. Reigns was trapped in the middle of the ring. He refused to give up, then powered to his feet to drop Cesaro to the mat to escape. Both men sold on the mat.
Reset at 15:30. Reigns stood up and dumped Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Cesaro writhed in pain, selling an injury to his elbow as Reigns recovered in the ring. Reigns then smashed Cesaro with his two-foot dropkick. Back in the ring, Reigns landed consecutive lariats in the corner. Reigns tried a tenth, but Cesaro blocked. Reigns answered with a sit-out slam for a two count.
[Q10] Reigns could not capitalize, though, as Cesaro answered with a pop-up uppercut for a close two count. Cesaro then grappled Reigns in the corner and wanted his deadlift suplex, but Reigns blocked and nailed a Superman Punch to a mixed reaction. Reigns got fired up and stalked Cesaro for the big spear, but Cesaro blocked with an uppercut. Cesaro wanted the Neutralizer, but Reigns avoided. Backslide from Cesaro, but Reigns kicked out and hit the Superman Punch into the spear. Reigns covered Cesaro for the win.
Post-match, Reigns left the ring to look at the WWE Title belt resting at ringside. Cesaro joined him ringside for a post-match handshake. Cesaro offered Reigns a few words before leaving ringside.
WINNER: Reigns at 20:23 to advance to the semi-finals at Survivor Series. Reigns needs to cut a piece of his gamecheck to Cesaro, who had to slow down a few times in the match just for Reigns to keep up. This is main event-level and Reigns is still wrestling as if he’s part of a three-man unit able to tag out and get a breather. The overall match was strong and very dramatic following the WWE storytelling formula. (***1/4)
Still to come: Divas Title match contract signing for Survivor Series.
[Commercial Break at 10:21]
Raw returned from break with an “In Memory of” for Nick Bockwinkel.
Announcers: Cole and Co. talked about Bockwinkel’s death. JBL said he considers Bockwinkel the greatest AWA champion of all-time. Byron talked about Bockwinkel’s promos and backing it up in the ring. Cole invited the audience to visit WWE’s website for more on Bockwinkel.
In-ring: For something completely unrelated, The Ascension was standing by in the ring for tag action. The Dudleys were introduced as their opposition.
6 — THE DUDLEYS (BUBBA RAY & DEVON) vs. THE ASCENSION (KONNOR & VIKTOR)
Bubba was actually isolated by the heels in this match. Devon got the hot tag and ran over Viktor before nailing a left-arm lariat. Konnor broke up a pin, though. Devon clotheslined Konnor out of the ring, then tagged in Bubba. The Dudleys called their shot with a 3D on Konnor and Bubba scored the pin for the win.
WINNERS: Dudleys at 3:12. Just a basic tag come-down tag match. WWE has used up whatever juice the Dudleys had when they came back to WWE.
[Q11] Backstage: Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Colter slowly walked down the hallway until they were stopped by Renee Young. Renee wanted a word with Zeb about facing Kalisto in the title tournament. Zeb hyped Mex-America not having taxes because if you earn it, you keep it. Suddenly, Triple H walked in looking for another potential client. Hunter said it seems like Alberto and Zeb are unstoppable together, so they just need the right allies. Hunter said Alberto could go from the man of the people to The Man. Alberto sold thinking it over as Raw cut to break.
[Commercial Break at 10:33]
In-ring: Kalisto was introduced to the ring for the final quarter-final match in the tournament. In an inset promo, Kalisto talked about how much he’s looking forward to facing Alberto Del Rio. Cole said Kalisto considers this a dream match for him.
Alberto Del Rio was out next with Zeb Colter on his scooter. Before the bell sounded, JBL equated Kalisto winning the WWE Title to Rey Mysterio and Daniel Bryan. He added that crazier things have happened after a weekend where Peyton Manning got benched and Ronda Rousey got knocked out.
7 — U.S. champion ALBERTO DEL RIO (w/Zeb Colter) vs. KALISTO — non-title WWE World Title tournament quarter-final match #4
Alberto controlled the match early on as Cole wondered aloud if Alberto watched the tape of Kalisto’s victory over Ryback in the first round. JBL hesitated as if he wanted to say there’s no way Alberto watched the tape, but opted to play along with the sports analogy by saying he absolutely studied how Kalisto beat Ryback. Early on, Kalisto used his speed to dizzy Alberto, eventually knocking Alberto out of the ring. Raw cut to an early break.
[Commercial Break at 10:41]
[Q12] Back from break, Alberto was working on Kalisto after cutting him off during the break. Alberto even tried to rip off Kalisto’s mask, but Kalisto fought him off. Alberto was reprimanded, then he charged Kalisto and ate the ringpost. Kalisto took advantage with a running head scissors for a close two count.
Kalisto measured Alberto, but the U.S. champ kicked him in the gut, then hung him upside down in the corner. Alberto tried his double foot stomp to the chest, but Kalisto blocked. Alberto regrouped and trapped Kalisto again to deliver his vicious-looking two-foot stomp. Del Rio covered for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Alberto at 10:05 to advance to the semi-finals to face Roman Reigns at Survivor Series. The weakest of the four quarter-final matches tonight, so it was odd to place this match here unless WWE did not want a strong conclusion to overshadow the main event segment.
The title tournament semi-finals are set for Sunday: Reigns-Del Rio and Owens-Ambrose, plus the finals to determine a new WWE champion.
Announcers: Cole and Co. hyped Undertaker Week on WWE Network starting tonight after Raw.
Two Weeks Ago: Paige became #1 contender to the WWE Title. Now, Paige and Charlotte sign a contract for Survivor Series.
[Commercial Break at 10:52]
Announcement: The Final Four of the WWE Title tournament will be on Miz TV this Thursday on Smackdown – Owens, Del Rio, Ambrose, and Reigns.
Divas Title Contract Signing
Michael Cole was in the ring standing by for the contract signing. A contract was positioned at the center of the contract table. Paige was out first in street clothes acting cocky. Divas champion Charlotte was out next also dressed in street clothes. Before the segment started, WWE announced that Charlotte is on SportsCenter tomorrow night after being bumped by The Usos two weeks ago.
[Q13 — over-run] Cole opened the segment by wondering what happened to their friendship. Paige said when you’re at the top of the division, there is no room for friendships. Charlotte asked why she became so bitter. Paige said she’s not bitter. Charlotte said she wanted to be like Paige when she came to NXT because she was the sweet Carolina girl who wanted to be a badass like Paige. Charlotte said they’re a lot alike because they sat home watching their parents wrestle on TV.
Charlotte got emotional referencing her late brother, saying Paige was there for her when Reid died. Charlotte said she is here today because of him – to fulfill his dream. And they were family. Paige replied that it doesn’t matter what she thinks of their little history because she’s been using her the whole time. Charlotte said she hasn’t done a very good job because she’s not Divas champion. She said they had a chance to change the industry like Team Xtreme, DX, and the Four Horsemen.
Charlotte continued that Paige is not a champion because she is not a role model who little girls sitting at home and in the crowd want to be like. She paused for a while, then said she won’t be champion forever, but said she sure won’t let Paige beat her on Sunday. Paige said Charlotte is so naive that it makes her sick.
Paige called out to Ric Flair in Flair Country, telling him to come down here and drop one of his little elbows on his ring jacket. She called Ric an old fart, drawing a heated response from Charlotte that she won’t make it out of this building if she keeps talking. Cole tried to get Charlotte to sign the contract, but Charlotte cut him off to keep talking. Charlotte said her family put up too much to be talked down to like that.
Paige replied that apparently her brother didn’t have much fight. That set off Charlotte, who tackled Paige and beat her down. Charlotte knocked Paige out of the ring and tackled her into the guardrail until referees spilled out from the back to break up the fight. Charlotte tackled Paige again and pounded on her until Paige ran back into the ring to flip over the announce table. Charlotte tracked her down and hit her a few more times until refs helped Paige get out of the ring. Paige hit the top of the ramp and checked her teeth and clothing as refs restrained Charlotte in the ring. Charlotte’s music eventually played to wrap up the segment. Raw closed ten minutes past the top of the hour.
[ Reax: The concern with this segment being in the main event slot was WWE would try too hard coming up with something risque or pushing the envelope. Centering the discussion on Charlotte’s deceased brother, Reid Flair, set this up to be distasteful in the name of trying to get heat on Paige and get people to pay money to see Charlotte-Paige on Sunday. It doesn’t matter if Ric & Charlotte were okay with it since their mindset comes from the wrestling business. From an outside perspective, this was very uncomfortable to watch. ]
OVERALL THOUGHTS: Three out of four good tournament matches was the strength of the show. However, a weird show overall in that WWE still only has four advertised matches (with a fifth to follow) for Survivor Series on Sunday, they got through Taker & Kane-Wyatts business early on and did not really re-visit it later in the show, and they did not announce PPV undercard matches after finishing the quarter-finals of the tournament. The segments and tournament matches seemed to be out-of-order as if the puzzle pieces were strewn about and not re-organized.
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