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- Video Highlights: Team Hogan & Team Flair on MizTV | 6 man Tag Team Hogan vs Team Flair
We go right to the ring for another must see edition of MizTV as The Miz welcomes us. WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is standing with King Baron Corbin, WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn, who is not a member of Team Flair at Crown Jewel. WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan stands with Team Hogan members – Captain Roman Reigns, Ali and Shorty G. Miz says this is the most prestigious episode of MizTV, and then introduces The Nature Boy and The Hulkster. Miz introduces their teammates for Crown Jewel next, and mentions the ones who aren’t here tonight because they’re on the RAW roster.
Hogan addresses Flair and says he’s put together the greatest Hulkamania team of all-time, so all he has is one question for Flair – what ya gonna do when Team Hogan destroys you? Flair makes it clear there’s no love lost between he and Hogan. Flair says now Hogan has The Big Dog with him, oh no. Flair talks up his Captain, Randy Orton. He goes on about adding Drew McIntyre to the team and says when they get to Saudi Arabia, it’ll be just like Hogan after one more match with Flair – he’s going down. Flair says the same goes for Reigns, he’s tired of looking at Reigns. Hogan says Flair should check the history books because he’s never beat Hogan, and that won’t change. Hogan goes on talking up his team members.
Sami ends up interrupting and making fun of Shorty G for his height, and saying he will never be half the man that Nakamura is. Shorty fires back about embracing who he is and how important that is these days. He’s not backing down. Ali says G doesn’t gave to listen to a guy like Sami, he doesn’t even compete anymore, and he’s just a mouthpiece now, which is ironic because of how bad his breath stinks. Corbin cuts Ali off and reminds everyone he’s a king. Corbin says he will take Team Flair to victory. Corbin goes on and says Reigns will do what he always do – let everyone down. Corbin says Reigns is a former champion but this s his kingdom now – the people bow to him, and Reigns will bow to them. Corbin says fans don’t need a hero, they need a ruler and he will rule with an iron fist. Reigns tells him to shut up and fans pop. Reigns says he’s not a king. Reigns says the crown is stupid, so is the scepter, the cape and everything else about it. Reigns goes on and says Corbin is a problem, and the only way to fix that is punch him in the mouth.
Gable also wants in on punching in the mouths of the other team. Team Hogan gets hyped up but The Hulkster calms them. Hogan proposes a 3 vs. 3 match. Sami says they appreciate it but they’re not taking the offer, they will not do it on Team Hogan’s time, but they will think about it. Team Flair exits the ring but Hogan proposes the main event for tonight – Reigns, G and Ali vs. Corbin, Nakamura and Zayn. Hogan picks on Zayn and the crowd pops. Sami says they’re on for the match but Hogan didn’t read the fine print or get the memo – Sami tweaked his neck on the flight over and as a result, he is on the “do not touch” list. Sami says there is someone in the back he’s close with, who has been waiting for an opportunity for months. Sami introduces his special replacement and out comes Cesaro. Cesaro greets Team Flair and puts in his mouthpiece.
Cesaro heads to the ring for a fight and Reigns meets him at ringside. A brawl breaks out between the two teams. G leaps off the apron to take down Nakamura. Reigns launches Corbin into the barrier. Ali runs the ropes for a suicide dive to Cesaro. Team Flair returns to the ring to stand tall as “Real American” starts up. Team Flair looks on from the bottom of the ramp.
We see Team Hogan backstage warming up. WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart has also been with them tonight.
Roman Reigns, Shorty G and Ali vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, King Baron Corbin and Cesaro
We to to the ring and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair as his music hits. WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura is out next with Sami Zayn. Cesaro is out next. King Baron Corbin is out last for their team. He joins the others on Team Flair and they all head to the ring as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. “Real American” hits next as WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart are out. Shorty G joins them next. Out next comes Ali, followed by Team Captain Roman Reigns. Reigns stops on the stage and punches the ground as the pyro goes off. Team Hogan heads to the ring together as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Cain Velasquez is backstage yelling at the camera. He yells some more at Brock Lesnar, in Spanish, to end the segment. We go back to the ring and the bell rings. A brawl breaks out and everyone goes to the floor. Corbin and Reigns bring it back in with Corbin in control. Corbin mounts Reigns in the corner with right hands. Reigns turns it around with rights of his own. Reigns ends up hitting a big boot and a Samoan Drop for a 2 count on Corbin.
Reigns keeps control until Nakamura comes in off the tag. Reigns drops Nakamura and then hits a Drive By. Reigns takes Nakamura into the corner and Shorty G tags in. G works on the arm of Nakamura and grounds him. Ali comes in and works over Nakamura next, covering for a 2 count. Nakamura turns it around and tags in Cesaro. Cesaro stomps on Ali and keeps him down. Cesaro unloads on Ali and hits a Gutwrench suplex. Cesaro continues to dominate Ali. Ali counters with an enziguri and a rolling modified X Factor for a 2 count. Sami ends up distracting the referee. Ali rocks Nakamura but Cesaro sends Ali to the floor. Corbin comes in and levels Ali on the floor. Corbin and Sami celebrate on the floor as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Corbin has Ali down in the ring. The heels take turns keeping Ali down. G gets knocked off the apron to the floor. Cesaro comes back in and Ali looks to finally turns it around. Cesaro looks for a power move but Ali counters and hits a big DDT. Team Hogan and fans start to rally for Ali now. Corbin runs over and launches Reigns into the barrier, right in front of Hogan. Corbin yells at Hogan and runs back to his side. Corbin tags in as Ali has no one on the apron to tag to.
Ali nails an enziguri to drop Corbin. G tags in and comes off the top on >Corbin. G drops Nakamura off the apron and unloads on Corbin now. G with knees. Nakamura runs in but G drops him with an Exploder suplex. G launches himself at Corbin twice, hitting a swinging neckbreaker. G with a big moonsault for a close 2 count on Corbin. G goes on and launches Cesaro as he runs in. G with the anke lock on Corbin now. Nakamura runs in and drops G with a running knee to the face. Corbin recovers and takes Gabble to the top, working him over. Nakamura tags in.
Nakamura and Corbin go to the corner for a double suplex on G as they climb up. G fights them off and nails a double missile dropkick for a big pop. Reigns reaches for the tag as fans pop. Reigns finally gets it and he unload son Cesaro as he also tags in. Cesaro blocks a big clothesline but Reigns ends up overpowering with a sitdown powerbomb. Cesaro kicks out at 2. Reigns plays to the crowd for more pops. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch but Cesaro blocks in mid-air. Cesaro with the Cesaro Swing on Reigns now.
Cesaro goes right into the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring. Reigns powers up but Cesaro drags him back. Ali breaks the Sharpshooter with a kick to the face. Corbin catches Ali with Deep Six. G runs in and dropkicks Corbin over the top to the floor. Nakamura with a big Exploder on G from behind. Reigns with a Superman Punch to Nakamura. Fans pop as Reigns waits for Cesaro to get up. Reigns goes for a Spear but Cesaro kicks him. Cesaro with a huge uppercut to Reigns for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Reigns blocks the Neutralizer. They tangle and Reigns knocks Cesaro from mid-air with a Superman Punch. Reigns follows up with a Spear. Ali is back to the apron now. Reigns tags him in. Ali goes to the top. Reigns knocks Corbin off the apron as Ali hits the big 054 for the pin on Cesaro to win.
Winners: Roman Reigns, Ali and Shorty G
– After the match, the winners stand tall as the music hits. Hogan and Hart enter the ring to join the celebration as “Real American” hits. SmackDown goes off the air as Team Hogan celebrates.