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WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Roman Reigns vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
We go right to the ring and out comes the challenger Roman Reigns. The pyro explodes again and Reigns gets a pop. Cole and Graves hype Bayley on MizTV and the women’s division Six-Pack Challenge to crown her next challenger. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura with Sami Zayn. The announcers hype the match as Nakamura poses in the corner.
The bell rings and they go at it. Zayn is on commentary as Reigns works Nakamura over. Nakamura turns it around and drives big knees into Reigns. Nakamura runs into a big boot in the corner. Reigns keeps control until Nakamura rocks him. More back and forth between the two. Reigns drives Nakamura into the mat for a close 2 count. They end up on the floor and Reigns goes for a Drive By at the apron but Sami jumps over and pulls Nakamura out of the way.
Back from the break and Reigns tries to fight back but Nakamura keeps control. More back and forth. Nakamura keeps Reigns grounded now. Nakamura fights up and out. Reigns rocks Nakamura and nails a clothesline for a pop. Reigns with another pop for dropping the champ. Reigns runs the ropes and hits the flying clothesline as Sami looks on. Reigns with clotheslines in the corner as fans count along. Reigns with a big boot to level Nakamura. Reigns with more power moves. Nakamura pulls Reigns down into an armbar out of nowhere. Reign resists and goes for the bottom rope but Nakamura keeps the Triangle locked in.
Fans chant for Reigns as he powers up with Nakamura, bringing him back down with a big powerbomb. Nakamura kicks out at 2 and Reigns can’t believe it. The crowd gets riled up as Reigns takes it all in. Nakamura is down. Sami has had enough. He gets up from commentary and hits the apron for the distraction. This leads to a cheap shot from Nakamura. Nakamura follows up with the sliding snap German suplex at the apron. Nakamura returns to the ring and calls for a Kinshasa but Reigns meets him in mid-move with the big Superman Punch. Nakamura still kicks out.
Reigns looks to put Nakamura away with the Spear as he waits for Nakamura to get up. King Baron Corbin suddenly appears on the apron and rocks Reigns with his scepter. The referee calls the match.
Winner by DQ: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns wins but Nakamura retains. Reigns gets beat down until Daniel Bryan hits the ring and unloads on everyone. Bryan dumps Corbin to the floor and then fights off Nakamura. Bryan with more offense and a big pop. Bryan goes to run the ropes again but Sami grabs his ankle from the floor. Bryan struggles with him. Bryan looks up as Nakamura charges and lays him out. Nakamura, Sami and Corbin leave together as Nakamura’s music hits.
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns vs. King Baron Corbin and Shinsuke Nakamura
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan for the main event. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Bryan looks on from his corner as King Baron Corbin and WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura are already out, along with Sami Zayn. Greg Hamilton does the introduces and then introduces the new Team Captain of Team Hulk Hogan at Crown Jewel – Roman Reigns. Reigns hits the ring to a big pop.
Cole also confirms Ali and Shorty G for Team Hogan, with Reigns as the Captain. The bell rings and Reigns goes at it with Corbin. Reigns unloads and takes control for a few minutes. Bryan tags in and delivers several dropkicks in the corner. Bryan takes Corbin down and delivers the “Yes!” kicks while Corbin is on his knees. Fans count along. Corbin manages to tag Nakamura in. Nakamura kicks on Bryan but Bryan uppercuts him. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Bryan drops Nakamura with a big knee to the gut. Bryan goes to the top but Nakamura kicks him to the floor after a distraction on the apron by Sami. We go to commercial with Bryan down on the floor.
Back from the break and Corbin unloads on Bryan to keep him down. Fans boo. Nakamura tags back in and they double team Bryan but he lands on his feet. Bran fights off Nakamura and sends Corbin shoulder-first into the ring post for a pop. Nakamura with strikes to Bryan in the corner. Bryan runs the ropes and clotheslines Nakamura. Fans start rallying for Bryan now as Reigns returns to the apron to reach for the tag.
Reigns reaches to tag but Corbin yanks him off the apron and launches him into the steel steps. Sami laughs. Nakamura counters Bryan and drops him with a kick. Nakamura with a running knee to Bryan for a close 2 count. Corbin places Reigns face-down on the steel steps now. He grabs the other half and goes to slam them on the back of Reigns’ head but the referee warns him. Bryan runs the ropes, ducks Nakamura and kicks Corbin through the ropes to drop him. Bryan and Nakamura tangle off a pin attempt and Bryan counters with the LeBell Lock. Sami sends Corbin back in and Corbin breaks the submission. Corbin unloads on Bryan now and launches him into the corner. Corbin ends up running out to run back in with an attack, but Reigns leaps off the steps to hit a Superman Punch on him on the outside. Reigns gets fired up and puts Corbin through the timekeeper’s area with a big Spear through the barrier. Sami is shocked.
Bryan unloads with big “Yes!” kicks to Nakamura back in the ring now, while fans count along, fired up with him. Nakamura gets dropped with the roundhouse kick. Bryan charges at Nakamura but Nakamura nails a flying knee of his own. Bryan ducks a Kinshasa attempt and immeditely hits the running knee of his own. Bryan quickly covers for the pin to win.
Winners: Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns
– After the match, Bryan stands tall as his music hits. Reigns starts to recover from the debris with Corbin on the outside. We go to replays. Reigns is in the ring with Bryan now as Bryan plays to the crowd for more pops. Cole reminds us that SmackDown will air on FS1 next week only, and WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan will be there, along with Cain Velasquez and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. SmackDown goes off the air with Reigns and Bryan standing tall in the ring.