Before the match, its announced that the victor of this match will pick a member of their team to compete in the MITB ladder match. E then sends Sheamus out of the ring before hitting a tope to the outside, then Xavier hits a springboard elbow drop for the pin and the win. Paige, who did attend the ceremony, informed her that at Money In The Bank she will be facing a title defence against Asuka.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles: Nakamura's callback to Eddie Guerrero faking out the referee was a great spot, and these two are having better and better matches as this feud goes on. The announce team postulated that New Day would implode over deciding which member would enter Money in the Bank, but if they do go in that direction, I doubt it will happen quickly. It continued until the officials came out to stop the duo.
Nakamura ultimately picked up the win after a reverse exploder and fierce Kinshasa knee strike after more than 20 minutes of back-and-forth action.
Andrade Cien Almas made his Smackdown Live debut with a match against a local talent, Jake Constantino.
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Pope Francis on Wednesday called for the end of the wave of violence in the Holy Land and appealed for the opening of talks. DAILY POST recalls that Israeli forces had on Monday killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border.
Speaking of the latter, she was revealed as the new number one contender for Carmella's SmackDown Women's Title on this week's show. She cut a heel promo on the crowd and told them to bow down to her.
Carmella defeated Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship last month, after Flair was laid out by a vicious attack at the hands of The IIconics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce).
It should be intriguing to see how Carmella matches up with Asuka when the two aggressive Superstars finally square off with the title on the line at Money In The Bank.
"Carmella is so hot and has a ton of charisma but she sucks in the ring".