AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Judgment Day
We go right to the ring and out first comes AJ Styles for the opener as Mike Rome does the introductions. Dolph Ziggler is out next to another pop for the opener. We get a look back at last week’s show and how WWE Hall of Famer Edge returned home to Toronto to defeat Damian Priest. We also see how Rhea Ripley hit him with a low blow after the match, and Finn Balor added to the attack until WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix made the save. Out next comes The Judgment Day with their dark entrance – Priest and Balor with Ripley.
The bell rings with Balor and Ziggler going at it. Balor immediately drops Ziggler but Ziggler rolls him for a 2 count. Ziggler stays on Balor and tags in AJ but Balor escapes to the corner for a tag to Priest. Priest rocks AJ and tosses him into the corner. Priest beats AJ down in the corner with strikes, then stomps him. Priest also rocks Ziggler off the apron.
AJ with forearms and a dropkick to Priest now. AJ clotheslines Priest over the top rope to the floor. AJ launches himself with a big forearm, sending Priest into the announce table. Ziggler and Styles keep control at ringside and stand together as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Balor has control of Ziggler in the middle of the ring now. They counter each other but Balor nails a dropkick, then stares over at AJ. Balor mocks AJ and looks to go for a Styles Clash but Ziggler counters with a Fame-asser in the middle of the ring for a big pop. Both are down now but they both leap to tag out. Priest and AJ unload on each other now. AJ drops Priest and nails the sliding forearm. AJ warns Ripley and then splashes Priest in the corner with a flying forearm.
AJ puts on the brakes and avoids colliding with Balor on the apron, but Priest drops him with a big shot. AJ blocks South of Heaven and rolls Priest for a 2 count. AJ keeps control and hits the Ushigoroshi for another close 2 count. AJ goes on but Priest blocks the Styles Clash. They tangle and AJ rolls Priest into the Styles Clash. Balor finally helps Priest grab the bottom rope to break the hold as fans boo. Ziggler runs over and drops Balor with a big right hand. Priest drives AJ into his knee in the middle of the ring now. AJ blocks The Reckoning, then ducks a roundhouse kick and drops Priest with an enziguri to send him to one knee stunned.
Priest gets rolled up by Ziggler, who is legal now, after back-dropping AJ. The referee was distracted with AJ and didn’t see the pin attempt as Balor comes in and assists Priest with the double team. Ziggler blocks Balor’s attack and then drops him with a superkick. Priest then takes advantage and slams Ziggler with South of Heaven in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.
Winners: The Judgment Day
After the match, the music hits as The Judgment Day stands tall and we go to replays. Priest, Balor and Ripley go to leave but they stop when a SUV is shown arriving on the big screen. Edge hops out and he’s making his way into the arena as fans cheer. The Judgment Day changes their minds and now they’re headed back to the ring to wait for a fight. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and The Judgment Day is in the ring with a mic. Balor rants and raves to boos, wondering where their documentary is, where is his respect as a legend. Priest says Balor told no lies. Priest goes on ranting about Edge and calls him out to face his judgment day so they can finish him off, finish what was started last week. Priest tosses the mic and they wait. The music finally hits and out comes Edge to a big pop. Edge runs the stage, then stops on the entrance-way and poses as the pyro goes off and fans start chanting his name. Edge says Balor made some good and some absolutely bad points. He says he and Rey Mysterio didn’t come back to steal Balor’s glory, they came back to show him how to reach Edge’s glory but his ego is too big and got in the way. Edge gets a pop from the Pittsburgh crowd. Edge says they were right, Beth isn’t here to watch his back. Edge praises his wife as a badass and warns Ripley to keep her hands to herself or she will find out why Beth is The Glamazon, kid. Edge says he and Priest went to war last week but Edge beat him. So now Edge is by himself, facing the three of them. Edge is on the apron now as he knocks the three and says all those months under his learning three and they didn’t pay attention… Edge says because he didn’t come here alone.
Rey and Dominik Mysterio attack from behind and unload on Edge an Priest with kendo stick shots as fans cheer them on. Edge sends Priest to the floor and follows him to keep brawling. Ripley and Dominik are alone in the ring now. Dominik stares her down with a kendo stick in hand. Ripley pleads a bit but fans want to see him hit her, and he’s acting like he might want to hit her, or maybe not as he backs away as she slowly approaches. Ripley grabs the stick and takes it from Dominik as fans boo. Edge and Rey rush in as Ripley threatens them with the stick, daring them to do something. Ripley laughs at Edge and Rey as Balor and Priest pull Ripley out of the ring to safety. Priest says they’re not done yet. Edge’s music starts back up as The Judgment Day retreats through the crowd while the two sides stare each other down.