At the final stop before WWE Clash of Champions, The Undertaker returns to Madison Square Garden. What will happen when The Deadman rises again on SmackDown LIVE.
The show starts, The Undertaker’s music hits and he makes his way out to the ring. He then takes the microphone and talks about his memories at The Garden and also the heroes that were born in that same very place.
He then continued to talk about the new era of wrestlers currently in WWE, as he was speaking Sami Zayn’s music hits and he makes his way out to the ring. Zayn calls Undertaker a legend in this business and also says that the WWE ring is was home for The Deadman for 30 years.
Zayn then continues saying that The Undertaker that he is the future of WWE and asks The Deadman to turn around and walk out of the ring which would symbolise that the torch is passed to him, to which The Deadman replied by his signature move – Chokeslam.
Backstage, Shane McMahon was seen with Chad Gable, McMahon told him that he is proud of his performance for the last few weeks but as Elias is injured so he will have a replacement for his match for the King of the Rings tournament tonight.
Match 1: The Miz vs. Andrade ‘Cien’ Alma – Winner will face Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontetnional championship at WWE Clash of Champions.
Bell rings, The Miz was seen dominating the match in the beginning. Both men then took the match out of the ring for a few minutes.
Later, in the ring, Miz delivered and DDT to Andrade followed by punches and knee kicks to his face. Miz then goes for the pin as Andrade kicks out at two counts.
Miz then delivers the famous IT kicks to Andrade, during the kick Andrade slams Miz to the ring. Miz quickly gains momentum and throws Andrade out of the ring and hits him with a running suicide dive to him and goes to stare Nakamura at the announcing table.
In the ring, Andrade hits Miz by the interference of Vega and goes for the pin as it gets kicks out at two. Miz then delivers Skull Crushing Finale and pins Andrade for victory.
Winner: The Miz.
After the match, Nakamura runs towards the ring and attacks Miz.
Backstage, McMahon was seen with Matt Hardy and Apollo Crews as Gables enters, McMahon introduces himself as his opponent for the match tonight.
Match 2: Mandy Rose vs. Nikki Cross.
Before the bell, Rose does some trash talk about Cross but calling her ugly. Cross comes running to the ring and attacks Rose, the referee pulls Cross away and rings the bell.
Bell rings, Rose dominates the match by holding Cross in chin submission more. Cross breaks it and attacks Rose and delivers a running bulldog to Rose and goes over the top of the ropes, seeing this Sonya Deville comes to push her from the top. Seeing this Bliss comes near the ring and pulls her leg as Deville trips and falls out of the ring, seeing this Cross slams Rose with a body splash and pins her for victory.
Winner. Nikki Cross.
Match 3: The Heavy Machinery vs. Local competitors.
Bell ring, Tucker Knight attacked both the local competitors and tags Otis Dozovic. He then hits a worm splash on them and tags Knight and the hit their finisher and pins them for victory.
Winner: Heavy Machinery.
Backstage, Shane McMahon was seen with Kevin Owens, were Owens came to ask him if he could consider removing the fine which he is liable to pay. McMahon then asks him to be the referee for his match later tonight and if he does his job properly which means if McMahon wins then the fine will vanish.
Promo was played were the events which took place such as Roman Reigns being attacked and Erick Rowan accepting that it was him who attacked him.
Erick Rowan’s music hits and he makes his way out to the ring, he takes the microphone and addressed the situation. Rowan then continued by saying that he is capable to do big things just like how he attacked Reigns.
Hearing this Reigns music hits and he makes his way out to the ring with frustration. Reigns then deliver and Superman punch to Rowan and threw him out of the ring.
Both men took the fight out of the ring to the WWE Universe where Rowan threw and audience member over Reigns and attack him brutally. Later at the entrance ramp, the security came to stop the fight but Rowan still managed to dismantled Reigns and walks away.
Match 4: Bayley vs. Ember Moon.
Bell rings, Moon did show some great wrestling skill at the beginning of the match. Bayley quickly rolls out of the ring, Moon follows her and attack her. Bayley then turns and attacks Moon and pushes her into the ring.
Later, Bayley was seen holding Moon in a sleeper hold which Moon breaks only to get beat up by Bayley. Bayley then hits a spear to Moon at the ring turnbuckle. Moon gains momentum and slams Bayley in the ring.
Later, as Moon jumps from the top of the ropes, Bayley moves out and delivers belly to belly suplex to Moon and pins her for victory.
After the match, Charlotte Flair enters the ring and challenges Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship match at WWE Clash of Champions.
Backstage, Kevin Owens was seen sitting alone and thinking about how he will be fair tonight.
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston makes his way out to the ring and talks about how special The Garden is for him and how he has beaten Randy Orton back in 2009 at the same place on Raw and for sure he will beat him again this Sunday for the WWE title.
Orton then emerges out of the audience where he calls Kofi “Stupid” numerous times and taunts him for what he has done in the last 10 years.
Hearing this Kofi went straight to attack Orton, in return Orton brutally attack him. Kofi gains momentum and then attacks Orton with a steel chair and then he sets up an table and jumps over him from the railing, Kofi left Orton hurt as he cheered with the WWE Universe.
Match 5: Chad Gable vs. Shane McMahon – King of the Ring Semifinal Match.
Bell rings, Gable quickly grabs McMahon around his waist from behind and slams him back and pins McMahon for victory.
As Gable celebrates, McMahon grabs the microphone and makes it a 2-out-of-3 pinfall match. Gable talks to Owens who is the special referee regarding this, McMahon attacks him from behind and pushed him into the ring.
Later, McMahon was seen attacking Gable in the ring, Gable gains momentum and rolls McMahon over and goes for the pin as Owens goes for a slow count and McMahon breaks it.
Gable was then seen attacking McMahon with kicks and neck breaker, he then went over the ropes and delivers and moon sault to McMahon and goes for the pin as Owens again does a slow count.
McMahon then attacks Gable and goes for the pin as Gable kicks out. Frustrated McMahon then goes to the ringside and gets and steel chair, Owens stops him and grabs the chair. Seeing this McMahon goes to kick Gable with a low blow, Gable held McMahon’s leg and holds him in an ankle lock as he taps out.
Winner: Chad Gable.
After the match, McMahon attacks Owens and say the two words “You’re fired”.