Note: Richard Trionfo is covering the PPV Kickoff Show coverage. Take it away Rich!
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Your host is Renee Young and she is joined by Booker T, Daniel Bryan, and Peter Rosenberg.
Daniel says he is excited for the pay per views because he wants to see who steps up and who will steal the show.
We go to the Social Media Lounge and Tom Phillips.
Tom mentions that Alexa Bliss will be his guest later on in the Kickoff Show.
Renee mentions that we will have a ten man tag match featuring Apollo Crews, American Alpha, and the Hype Bros against Curt Hawkins, The Ascension, and The Vaudevillains.
Renee mentions the tag title match.
She asks about Heath Slater and Rhyno dealing with Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt.
Booker says the champions are in a tough spot. You put the dog in the corner and he might bite. They will need to do something drastic.
Booker asks Daniel if he thinks Slater and Rhyno can retain. Daniel says the issue is whether Bray and Randy can work together and teams work better than stars some times.
Peter says that Bray and Randy is too much for Heath and Rhyno.
Renee asks for predictions and Daniel picks Slater and Rhyno. Peter and Booker pick Randy and Bray.
We are back and it is time to talk about the No Disqualification Match between Nikki Bella and Carmella.
Renee asks Daniel about any concern he has for his sister in law. Daniel says he is concerned about how well Nikki's neck has recovered because Carmella attacks the neck. Daniel says Nikki is the one who asked for the match. Daniel mentions the black eye that Carmella suffered from this past week.
Booker says Carmella is trying to make a name for herself by going after the biggest fish in the pond. Nikki has to prove that she has what it takes. She is coming off a neck injury. Nikki has to prove that she is 100% and battle tested.
Daniel says that he thought Booker was asking him about his neck.
Peter shows off Bella Twins socks and Booker asks him if his name is really 'Mark'.
Peter says that Carmella has been attacking her from behind for so long.
Renee asks for predictions. Booker says the advantage goes to Carmella because of the injury. Peter says Nikki will win because she is too strong. Daniel says that Nikki is stronger than him. He is married to Brie so he is picking Nikki.
We take a look at the Intercontinental Title Match and the history of the title. We look at the recent history between Miz and Dolph Ziggler.
Renee asks Daniel about this match and if it can be the match of the night again. Daniel says it can be. He says Miz has elevated the title. They have had incredible matches and this match could steal the show.
Booker says Dolph is an ultimate talent but The Miz has stepped his game up to another level. Maryse has been the X Factor in this situation. Miz is unbelievable now.
Peter says people thought Dolph would get his moment. He says this rivalry is iconic and it reminds him of Steamboat and Savage.
Booker picks the Miz. Peter and Daniel choose Dolph to win.
Daniel leaves the panel as we get ready to talk about the Chairs Match.
We are back and it is time to talk about the Chairs Match between Baron Corbin and Kalisto.
We have a video package.
Renee asks what does Kalisto have to do to win. Booker mentions 1-2-3 Kid versus Razor Ramon so it can happen. Things will be equal since each will have the ability to use chairs.
Renee asks how does a chair give an advantage. Peter says this is an advantage for the smaller guy because the chair is an equalizer.
Renee asks who will have a bigger impact in the WWE. Booker says Corbin. Peter says if Kalisto can win tonight, it will be him.
We are back to talk about the Tables Match for the Women's Title.
We have a video package.
Natalya has joined the panel.
Natalya says the Tables Match she was in changed her career and solidified her career. It will change both women's careers.
Renee asks about the No Disqualification Match.
Natalya says Smackdown has opportunities and there is competition. Competition breeds excellence.
Natalya says that she is sick of Becky and it is time for a change.
Natalya picks Alexa to win and then she mentions her cat.
Peter asks about the women's division overall. Natalya and Booker choose Alexa while Peter picks Carmella.
Alexa and Tom Phillips are in the Social Media Lounge and she comments on Renee's clothes.
Alexa is asked about her inspirations and she says Trish Stratus. Her and Rey Mysterio were big idols of hers and she tries to implement their stuff into her work.
Alexa is asked if she has any doubts after the match in Glasgow. She says she has no doubts because she was cheated in Glasgow. She will prove she is the better champion. Alexa is asked about why did she tap out. Alexa says that Becky was trying to break her arm so she tapped but her foot was on the ropes.
The final question is why will she be a better champion than Becky. Alexa says she is what the new era is about. She is what the future of the company needs to be.
Alexa asks Tom why does he think she deserves to be champion over Becky. Tom stutters before saying anything and Alexa leaves.
We go to the ring for the Kickoff Show match and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, John Layfield, and David Otunga.
Kickoff Show Match: American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable), The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder), and Apollo Crews versus Curt Hawkins, The Vaudevillains (Simon Gotch and Aiden English), and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor)
Hawkins and Crews start things off and Hawkins with a kick and side head lock take down. Crews with a head scissors and Hawkins escapes. Crews with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Ryder tags in and we have a Major reunion. Viktor is tagged in before Hawkins locks up. Viktor with a chop. Viktor with an Irish whip but Ryder gets his knees up. Ryder comes off the ropes but Viktor moves. Viktor with a back elbow and he mocks Ryder. Viktor goes for a suplex but Ryder lands on his feet and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Rawley tags in and he sends Ryder into Viktor with a clothesline and Rawley with a slam.
Rawley with a sit out double sledge. Konnor comes in and Rawley goes into a three point stance. Rawley goes for the knee but Konnor sends Ryder into the corner and English tags in. English with an arm wringer on Rawley. Rawley with a punch and English falls to the mat. Rawley discusses how hype English is and then he tags in Jordan and Jordan with a fireman's carry. Gable tags in and they hit a double leg take down and they roll through on English and hit a double hip toss. They hit a double drop kick on Gotch. Gable with a head scissors and English is sent to the floor. Everyone is thrown to the floor and Crews is the last man in the ring. All ten men are back in the ring and they exchange punches until Jordan, Ryder, Rawley, and Crews stand tall in the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Hawkins with a suplex on Gable and he gets a near fall. Hawkins with a reverse chin lock and Gable gets back to his feet. Hawkins trips Gable as he slides to the floor. Viktor tags in and he kicks Gable. Viktor with a leaping fist drop and he gets a near fall. Gable is sent into the corner and Konnor tags in. Konnor with a forearm and Viktor with a knee and Konnor gets a near fall. Konnor with a reverse chin lock. Gable goes for a sunset flip but Viktor holds on and Konnor kicks Gable. Viktor punches Gable. Konnor tags in and punches Gable. Gotch tags in and he is joined by English for a series of jabs and Gotch gets a near fall.
Viktor tags back in and he kicks Gable and gets a near fall. Gable with a kick to Viktor and then Viktor keeps Gable from making the tag. As Gable is able to get to the ropes his partners are pulled off the apron. Viktor with a pop up thrust kick for a near fall. English tags in and he applies a front face lock. Gable with a rollup for a near fall. English with a catapult but he knocks Hawkins off the apron. English misses a splash. Gotch knocks Viktor off the apron. Konnor tags in and so does Jordan. Jordan with elbows and a drop kick. Jordan with a head and leg suplex to Gotch. Jordan with an Olympic Slam to Konnor. Ryder and Mojo hit the Hype Ryder. The Ascension with Fall of Man to Mojo.
Crews suplexes Hawkins off the apron onto everyone. Jordan and Gable hit Grand Amplitude on Simon Gotch for the three count.
Winners: American Alpha, Hype Bros, and Apollo Crews
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look at the TLC match for the WWE World Championship between AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose.
Renee asks who has the advantage. Booker says you cannot take things away from Dean Ambrose, but AJ is The Phenomenal One. He believes it when AJ says he is the champ that runs the camp. Peter says AJ is the greatest Superstar in the world today, but Dean is in AJ's head.
Renee asks if we will see a serious Dean Ambrose. Booker says Dean needs to put up or shut up. He picks AJ. Peter picks AJ as well.
We have a video package for the World Title Match.
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