I Quit Match: Edge vs. Finn Balor
We go back to the ring for tonight’s I Quit Match as WWE Hall of Famer Edge makes his way out. Edge plays to the crowd and then poses to the pyro going off. The Rated R Superstar then rushes the ring and hits the corners to pose for a big pop. Out next comes Finn Balor with a black mask on, and a new theme song playing. The mask is covered in spikes. There is no sign of other members of The Judgment Day – Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley or Dominik Mysterio. Balor hits the ring and poses in the corner, then removes his mask and stares out at the crowd. Edge stares Balor down from his own corner. They meet in the middle of the ring, smiling and laughing at each other.
The bell rings and Edge rams Balor back into the corner, unloading with strikes. Balor fights back but Edge keeps swinging. Balor comes out of the corner but Edge drops him with a shoulder. Edge with a swinging neckbreaker.
Edge unloads on Balor while he’s down on the mat. Balor goes to the corner but Edge stays on him. The referee gets closer with his microphone but the brawl continues. Edge whips Balor hard into the turnbuckles and he goes down. Edge chokes Balor from behind in the corner and the referee holds the mic up but Balor will not quit. Edge whips Balor hard into the corner again and he goes back down. Edge beats Balor around the ring while taunting him.
Balor comes out of the corner with a dropkick to the knees, sending Edge down. Balor stomps away on Edge’s hurt knee in the corner to keep him down while fans boo. Balor drops down on the hurt knee and then rocks Edge back into the corner. Balor wraps Edge’s knee around the middle rope but he won’t quit. Edge knocks Balor away with headbutts. Edge charges but Balor takes him back down with the leg lock. Edge won’t quit. Balor tackles Edge again and applies the Figure Four. Edge screams into the mic but he won’t quit. He tells the referee to get the mic out of his face, and fans pop. Balor still has the Figure Four applied in the middle of the ring. Edge finally manages to roll over, turning the submission around on Balor.
Balor tries to break free and he also won’t quit. Balor turns the Figure Four back over and they’re still in the middle of the ring. Edge screams out and won’t quit. Edge with punches to break free from the hold. Edge knocks Balor to the floor and slowly follows. Balor traps Edge in the apron cover, then unloads on him with strikes. Edge with big stomps from the apron while Edge is trapped in the cover. The referee puts the mic in Edge’s face but he’s too dazed to see what is going on as he tries to turn it back around.
Balor slams Edge’s face into the announce table over and over, but he won’t quit. Balor keeps this going and tells the referee to ask Edge again but the answer is the same. Fans boo as Edge falls back down due to more announce table shots by Balor. Balor with punches while a headlock is applied on Edge. Edge gets free and shoves Balor into the barrier. Edge attacks but Balor counters with a Slingblade at ringside. The referee checks again and Edge won’t quit. Edge manages to lift Balor up and carry him, tackling him through the barrier into the timekeeper’s area. Balor tells the referee no as a “holy shit!” chant breaks out.
Edge knocks Balor over the barrier into the crowd now, then beats him through the fans. Balor pleads with Edge but Edge keeps the assault going. Balor will not quit. Edge with a suplex on the bare floor in the crowd. The referee checks again and Balor says, “Never!” Balor slowly recovers as Edge walks away to get something. Edge comes back from behind the seats and he has a hockey stick. Edge decks Balor with the hockey stick as fans pop.
Edge beats Balor over to the Kickoff pre-show set. He pulls back on a Crossface submission using the hockey stick, while they’re on top of the table. Balor screams out but won’t quit. Balor retreats but Edge follows and stays on him. Edge drops Balor on the stairs in the crowd but Balor keeps saying no. The brawl continues up the stairs through the crowd. Balor fights back near the entrance to the concourse, sending Edge face-first into a concrete wall. Balor charges but Edge lifts him into the overhang of the concourse entrance, sending him face-first into the concrete while a group of fans are watching from the concourse area.
Fans pop for Edge as he looks to put Balor away. Balor ends up countering and crotching Edge on the railing of the crowd stairs. Edge drags himself down the stairs but Balor comes from behind and stays on him. Balor keeps the punishment going but Edge will not say he gives up. They fight back through the crowd now. We see what appears to be a beer flying after it comes into play in the brawl. Balor works Edge to the ringside area. Balor knocks Edge back over the barrier and now they’ve returned to the ringside area.
Balor goes under the ring and brings a steel chair out. Edge comes over but Balor drives the chair into his ribs. Balor brings it into the ring and keeps Edge down with the chair. The referee puts the mic in Edge’s face but he says screw you Finn. Balor with more chair shots to keep Edge down. Edge says, “I… I… don’t, quit.” Fans cheer for Edge but he’s suffering now. Balor waits for Edge to get back up, and he keeps control. Edge tries to fight back but Balor drops him with a side-Russian leg sweep. Balor with a Crossface but Edge hangs on. Edge motions for the referee to get out of his face. Balor keeps Edge down and drives knees into his ribs. Balor tells the referee to ask Edge again.
Edge won’t quit. Balor goes to send Edge into a wedged chair in the corner but Edge counters and sends Balor into the wedged chair. Balor goes down. Edge with chair shots now to keep knocking Balor down. Edge drives the edge of the chair into Balor’s leg to keep him down. The referee checks but he won’t quit. Edge with The Edgecator submission. Balor acts like he might quit but he hesitates. priest rushes the ring but Edge sends him out. Edge dumps Balor over the top rope to the apron but Dominik is there. Edge charges with a big Spear to knock Priest, Balor and Dominik to the floor. All four Superstars land hard at ringside and the crowd can’t believe it.
Fans rally for Edge now as he waits in the corner for the Spear. Ripley appears on the apron, and she’s trying to handcuff Edge to the top rope. Edge is now cuffed to the top rope and Ripley taunts him with the key. Edge is on his feet but he turns around to see Priest, Balor and Dominik staring him down from behind. Edge starts fighting with one arm cuffed to the top rope. He connects but they beat him down. Balor looks on smiling while Priest and Dominik double team Edge, keeping him down.
Balor with big kendo stick shots to Edge while he’s dazed against the rope and cuffed. The referee goes to check on Edge but Balor tells him to back off. More kendo stick shots. The referee checks on Edge but he won’t quit. The music interrupts and out comes Rey Mysterio with a steel chair. Fans pop.
Rey meets Priest at ringside and drops him with a chair. Rey hits the ring and flies at Balor with a crossbody. Rey with 619 to Priest. Dominik comes from out of nowhere and drops Rey off the apron with a big right hand to the side of the head. Fans boo. Dominik follows and sends Rey into the barrier. Dominik holds Rey by his arms and stomps away on the floor. Balor goes back to Edge, who is still cuffed to the rope. Balor with kendo stick shots to the back of the knee.
WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix rushes the ring from out of nowhere. She unloads on Balor with kendo stick shots. Priest comes in but Beth also takes him out with kendo stick shots. Dominik comes in but Beth scares him and he quickly retreats in fear. Ripley comes in now and she faces off with Beth. They meet in the middle of the ring with no weapons. Beth tells Ripley to bring it. Ripley smiles in her face. The crowd gets riled up for Beth and now they start brawling in the middle of the ring. Beth levels Ripley with a Spear. Ripley is pulled to safety by Dominik. Beth gets the handcuff key and frees her her husband.
Edge is now free as the crow pops. He immediately drops Priest with a Spear. Dominik pleads with Edge now. Edge backs him to the ropes as the crowd goes wild, telling Edge to do it. Dominik wants to shake hands as a “who’s your daddy?” chant breaks out. Edge shakes but then kicks Dominik below the belt, and kicks him out of the ring. Edge turns around to Balor nailing a Slingblade.
Balor is fired up as he waits in the corner now. Edge still nails a Spear out of nowhere. Edge delivers another Spear as soon as Balor gets up as Beth looks on from ringside. Edge with a third Spear now. Edge motions for Beth to bring him a steel chair, and she does. Edge uses the bar from the chair to pull back on a Crossface to Balor. Ripley drops Beth from behind with brass knuckles. Priest with a South of Heaven chokeslam to Edge. Ripley smiles and shows off her brass knuckles now. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace to Edge, and again. Balor goes back to the top for a third Coup de Grace while Priest and Dominik hold him down.
Fans boo The Judgment Day. Beth is laid out in the ring. Balor grabs the mic and tells Edge this is his last chance to say it. Edge tells him to go to hell and the crowd explodes. The three men keep Edge held down while Balor taunts him. Ripley brings a chair in the ring and threatens Beth with it while Balor tells him this is his final chance to say it. Ripley is preparing to finish Beth with a Con-Chair-To as Edge looks on. Edge quickly says he quits multiple times and the bell is rang.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the bell, Edge is still being held by Balor, Priest and Dominik. Ripley says something to him and smiles, then smacks Beth with the chair to deliver the Con-Chair-To. Edge is shocked. The Judgment Day exits the ring and stands tall on the ramp, smiling back at the ring. Edge can’t believe it as he quickly tends to his wife. Rey and referees rush into the ring to check on Beth as well. Cole calls for a doctor. Edge and the referees are also calling for help.