Rusev is out to the arena next, waving a Russian flag and being accompanied by Lana. It looks like Lana may not get promo time tonight.
Lana does indeed grab a mic. She says tonight, then pauses for USA chants from the crowd. Lana tells the people to shut up. She says tonight Rusev’s opponent will be waving the America flag. A flag that’s supposed to represent a great nation. That’s a joke. Tonight, the leader of the world, Vladamir Putin, will be watching Rusev prove Russia’s superiority. Lana hands Rusev the mic. Rusev says he’ll crush Big E, then speaks a bit in Russian.
Big E.’s music hits, and he gets a nice pop, waving the American flag on his way down to the ring.
Rusev vs. Big E
The bell rings, and Big E hits a quick forearm. Rusev turns things around with a series of rights. Big E comes back with a quick clothesline to knock Rusev to the floor. Rusev looks disappointed, but Lana calms him down. Rusev makes it back to the apron, but Big E hits a clubbing blow. Big E tries for a spear through the ropes, but Rusev gets his knee up. Rusev hits a big belly to back suplex, tossing Big E overhead.
Rusev hits a couple of big rights, then stomps away at Big E, before hitting a big right hand. Rusev hits another right, then clamps on a submission, yanking back on Big E’s head before transitioning into a rear chin lock. Big E gets back to his feet, and Rusev sends Big E back to the mat, screaming at him. Rusev goes for a splash, but misses. Big E connects with a belly to belly suplex for two.
Rusev comes up with a series of shots that send Big E to the corner. Rusev hits Big E with a series of knees to the gut. Rusev runs into an STO out of the corner from Big E. Big E goes for the pin, but is only able to get two. Big E stands and Rusev makes it to his feet. Big E hits a spear in the corner, then a big running clothesline.
Big E avoids a kick to the face, then hits a belly to belly suplex. Big E hits a spear through the ropes that sends both men crashing out to the floor.
Big E gets up and pulls Rusev to his feet, sending things back into the ring. Big E goes for the pin, but Rusev kicks out. Big E stands and pulls down the straps of his singlet. Rusev goes to the apron. Big E picks him up and Rusev stuns him with a kick to the side of the head. Rusev hits another big kick to the face of Big E. Rusev screams, and Lana tells him to crush.
Rusev locks in the accolade. Big E doesn’t tap, psyching himself up. Big E is able to get to his knees, but Rusev transitions right back into the hold, sitting back and forcing Big E to tap.
Lana holds Rusev’s hand high while a big Russian flag unfurls from above Rusev.
Renee Young is with the expert panel. Booker says the Authority interfering the the MITB match is what it is. Christian agrees. Riley says it’s a shame what happened to Ambrose. Riley says Kane’s intentions are clear, so it’s looking good for Orton tonight.
We get a recap of Daniel Bryan speaking to the fans on the pre-show.
We see Bryan being interrupted by Bo Dallas, who tells Bryan he can still climb the ladder of life, and make his way back to the top. Dallas says all Bryan has to do, is Bo-lieve. Bryan says he appreciates Bo’s concern, but it feels like he’s acting like a Bo-ner. And Bryan speaks for everyone here when he says this, ‘Bo, leave’.
Nikki and Brie Bella are shown backstage talking about Vickie Guerrero leaving. Stephanie comes in and asks what Brie is doing here. Stephanie tells Nikki not to think, it’s not what the Bella’s do best. Only authorized persons are allowed backstage. And that doesn’t include former disrespectful employees, no matter who their sister or husband is. Brie talks about her favorite new video, Vickie Guerrero tossing Stephanie McMahon into the ‘mud pit’. Stephanie says she thought Brie might be trouble here today. She calls in security, and Stephanie tells them to escort Brie out of the building. Stephanie tells Nikki to make sure her sister stays gone.
Back in the arena, Fandango makes his way out, some fans are actually Fandango-ing.
Summer Rae is out first, and she tries to get Fandango’s attention a big.
Layla is out next, wearing a mask and dancing to Fandango’s music.
Summer Rae vs. Layla
The bell rings and Layla and Summer scream at each other. Layla scores with a forearm before tossing Summer to the outside. Layla dances a bit for Fandango, but Summer pulls her feet out from under her, then attacks Layla in the corner. Summer chokes Layla with her boot, then stomps away at her. Layla kicks Summer into Fandango, but Layla pulls her down from behind, and pins her for two. Layla stomps at Summer’s ribs, then leg drops her thigh, and locks in a submission.
Layla rolls over and pins Summer for another near fall. Summer kicks Layla’s feet, then slams her head into the mat. Summer picks up Layla and takes her right back down to the mat, then throws her across the ring by her hair. Summer hits a big DDT, then goes for Layla on the apron. Layla fights back, getting in the ring and hitting a kick to the side of the head. Layla pins Summer for three.
After the match, Fandango dances, and kisses Layla. Layla kicks Summer in the side of the face on her way out of the ring. Summer is shown crying while Layla celebrates and kisses Fandango some more on her way to the back.