Recap by: pwinsider.com
Your announcers are Michael Cole and Wade Barrett.
We begin with a look at what happened on Raw with the members of the Bloodline.
Paul Heyman waits for a vehicle to arrive at the arena and Jimmy and Jey emerge.
Jey wants to know where Roman is and Paul hugs Jey and he says Roman is so proud of Jey and Paul says he is really proud of Jey too.
Jey says when Paul finds out where Roman is, to tell Roman he is here.
Kayla Braxton ambushes to ask Jey why he did what he did on Monday.
Jey says he will says what he has to say in the ring.
Jimmy tells Kayla she should be asking Cody why did he stick his nose in Bloodline business.
Match Number One: Drew McIntyre versus Sheamus versus Xavier Woods versus LA Knight versus Karrion Kross in a Number One Contender Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Knight and Kross send Woods to the floor while Drew and Sheamus stare each other down. Drew and Sheamus fight off Knight and Kross and Drew sends Kross to the floor while Sheamus does the same to Knight. Drew and Sheamus stare each other down and Drew says it didn’t have to be this way. Knight and Kross attack Drew and Sheamus from behind. Drew and Sheamus are sent to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Knight and Kross work over Woods but Woods fights back momentarily. Kross punches Drew and then Knight kicks Woods. Kross sends Drew to the floor. Sheamus pulls Knight to the floor and into the ringside barrier. Kross punches Sheamus while Drew is sent into the ring post by Knight. Knight gets back into the ring and he connects with an elbow drop to Woods. Kross gets back in the ring and they hit a double flapjack on Woods. Knight kicks and punches Drew but Drew with chops and punches to Knight and Kross. Knight stops Drew on the apron and they hit a double suplex. Sheamus with a clothesline off the turnbuckles on Knight followed by a clothesline to Kross. Sheamus with punches to Knight while Kross gives Drew a double leg take down into a single leg crab. Knight sends Sheamus into the ring post and hits a neck breaker for a near fall.
Kross pulls Knight off Sheamus and Kross and Knight have some words. Knight punches Kross. Woods with punches to Knight followed by chops. Woods with a rolling elbow and Kross sends Woods into the turnbuckles. Woods with an Honor Roll to Knight followed by a splash to the back that turns into a drop kick through the ropes on Drew. Woods with a chop to Sheamus and a shoulder to Kross followed by a slingshot tornado DDT. Woods gets Knight on his shoulders and hits a double knee gutbuster.
Woods goes up top and he points to the sign before he hits a springboard elbow on Knight but everyone else breaks up the cover.
Imperium comes out to the stage to watch the match.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kross puts Drew in the tree of woe with some help from Knight. Kross kicks Drew and punches Knight. Kross kicks Sheamus and then he goes to the turnbuckles. Knight leaps to the turnbuckles for a superplex but Drew pulls himself up for a spider German superplex. Drew gets to his feet first and he clotheslines Kross a few times and follows with a back elbow. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Knight followed by a neck breaker to Kross. Drew sets for Future Shock on Knight but Knight escapes and hits a short arm clothesline. Sheamus with a running double sledge or two. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker to Woods followed by a tilt-a-whirl power slam to Knight.
Sheamus with a forearm to the back so he can hit the ten forearms to Woods. Sheamus does the same to Kross. Sheamus does not want Knight to feel left out. Sheamus points to the sign and sets for the Brogue Kick and Drew with a head butt to Knight before Sheamus can connect with the kick. Sheamus tells Drew he is stealing his spotlight again. Woods comes off the turnbuckles and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Woods. Drew with a Claymore on Knight and the referees make the three count for both men.
Winners: Sheamus and Drew McIntyre
After the match, but before a ruling is made, Sheamus and Drew yell at each other.
Kayla is in the back with Paul Heyman. She brings up Jey not saying anything earlier and she asks Paul if he has anything to say.
Paul says he wasn’t paying attention and he says this Cody Rhodes is too much. We get this criticism for mentioning the names of his family but Cody gets involved in Bloodline business. Maybe that is Cody’s counter attack. For almost 1,000 days, Roman has been champion. Every time a new challenger comes along, Roman comes to him to ask how to they deal with them. Do they do it by getting into their head before the match or do we do it with the truth. When together, the Bloodline can’t be stopped.
Cody comes around and he was the one guy Paul did not want across the ring from Roman Reigns. Do we do it gangster or truth? Roman told him, the most gangster thing to do to Cody is to smash him with the truth. The truth is in his past that he couldn’t control or escape. It will put emotional baggage on Cody to the point where when he walks into the ring, he will already be a defeated opponent.
The only story left for Cody to tell is when he takes his shoulders off the mat after being defeated by Roman Reigns and he has to pick the time and place when he truthfully acknowledges Roman Reigns.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the double pin in the Fatal Five Way.
Drew and Sheamus argue in the back and Butch and Ridge have to separate them.
The first inductee in the Class of 2023 is Rey Mysterio.
Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring.
Rey says this is a moment . . .
that is interrupted by Dominik Mysterio.
Dom is joined by his THE Judgment Day members.
Dom says this is pathetic. WWE is really going to induct . . . a washed up old man into the Hall of Fame. How many birthdays, Christmases, Thanksgivings, and soccer games did you miss to make this Hall of Fame career?
Dom says Rhea . . . Mami was right. Dom says he is ashamed to be Rey’s son.
Legado del Fantasma makes its way to the ring to stand by Rey.
Santos takes the mic and he tells Dom his father may have let go what happened last week but he hasn’t. We are supposed to have a match later tonight, but how about having it right now?
Match Number Two: Santos Escobar, Cruz del Toro, and Joaquin Wilde (with Zelina Vega) versus Dominik Mysterio, Damian Priest, and Finn Balor (with Rhea Ripley)
Balor goes for a tilt-a-whirl back breaker but Cruz with a drop kick. Cruz with a sunset flip but Finn rolls through and hits a drop kick. Priest tags in and kicks Cruz. Priest kicks Cruz in the corner and Priest with more kicks. Priest with a jumping back elbow for a near fall. Dom tags in and hits two suplexes and pushes Cruz into the corner and Balor tags in and kicks Cruz followed by an Irish whip. Cruz with a boot and head scissors. Santos tags in and he Irish whips Finn and hits a running knee into the corner. Wilde tags in and he hits a clothesline. Cruz tags in and hits a clothesline. Santos with a clothesline in the corner. Wilde with a clothesline and suplex. Wilde with a springboard splash for a near fall. Priest tags in and he connects with forearms and chokes Wilde in the ropes.
Priest with a back elbow for a near fall. Priest with an Irish whip and an elbow into the corner. Priest with a Broken Arrow and Finn with a slingshot boot. Dom tags in and hits a slingshot senton. Balor with a back breaker and Priest with a leg drop.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Santos kicks Finn and hits a flying forearm or two. Santos with an enzuigiri to Priest on the apron. Escobar with a leg drop to Balor for a near fall. Santos gets Finn up but Finn gets to his feet and Finn with an elevated elbow drop. Dom tags in and Santos with an enzuigiri. Cruz tags in and hits a springboard cross body followed by a kick. Dom with a kick and Cruz with Spanish Fly for a near fall. Priest Irish whips Cruz but Cruz gets to the apron and Priest hits the ring post. Cruz with a springboard drop kick. Escobar and Wilde with suicide dives to Priest and Balor. Rhea catches Zelina off the steps and sends Vega into Wilde and Santos.
Dom with a baseball slide to Rey who was arguing with Rhea. Priest with a super kick to Cruz while Rey is held back by the referee. Dom with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Dominik Mysterio, Finn Balor, and Damian Priest
After the match, Dom gets on the mic and he says he wants to have a man to man with Rey. He asks the rest of THE Judgment Day to leave the ring. He tells Rey he just wants to talk.
Dom says the one thing he doesn’t understand is why is Rey being inducted into the Hall of Fame when the only Hall of Fame he deserves to be in is the Deadbeat Dad Hall of Fame. Dom says he should have been Eddie’s dad.
Rey tells Dom to take that back.
Dom with a forearm to Rey and Dom tells Rey to do it.
Rey drops down and Dom goes through the ropes to the floor.
Rey says he is not going to fight Dom but Dom says Rey will.
Ricochet and Braun Strowman get ready in the back as we go to commercial.
Adam Pearce walks in the back and he sees Charlotte Flair in his office.
Charlotte says she wants a match . . . any match.
Adam says he can do that and he will find a suitable opponent for her.
Charlotte tells Adam to hang in there.
Match Number Three: Erik and Ivar (with Valhalla) versus Ricochet and Braun Strowman
Erik and Ricochet start things off. Ricochet with a kick to the leg and a side head lock take down. Ricochet with another side head lock take down. Erik with a forearm and an Irish whip but Ricochet floats over and hits a head scissors take down. Erik with a knee to the midsection and Ivar tags in. Ricochet with kicks to Ivar and a side head lock. Ricochet bounces off Ivar on a shoulder tackle attempt. Ricochet with forearms and Ivar blocks an Irish whip. Ricochet with a head scissors and drop kick but Ivar misses a head butt. Braun tags in and he clotheslines Ivar over the top rope to the floor. He sends Erik over the top rope to the floor. Braun biels Ricochet onto Erik and Ivar.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Erik stands over Ricochet. We see Ivar taking control of the match during the commercial break. Ivar tags in and they connect with many forearms. Erik tags in and Ivar with a knee and Erik gives Ricochet a knee of his own for a near fall. Erik with a chin bar. Ricochet with elbows but Erik with a knee. Ricochet with a forearm and Erik fires back. They continue the exchange. Erik blocks a rolling elbow and he punches Ricochet to send him to the mat. Ivar grabs Braun’s ankle and Erik knocks Braun off the apron. Ivar with a cross body to Braun against the ringside barrier.
Ricochet lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Braun is not in the corner for Ricochet to make the tag. Ricochet gets Erik up but Erik gets to his feet. Ricochet with a handspring kick to knock Ivar off the apron followed by a rana to Erik for a near fall. Erik with a knee and sit out power bomb for a near fall. Ricochet with a forearm to Erik and Erik does not move. Erik tells Ricochet to hit him again and Ricochet does. Ricochet with a quebrada and both men are down. Braun gets backc on the apron for the tag and Ricochet makes the tag. Ivar tags in as well. Braun with shoulder tackles and a running boot to Ivar. Braun with a splash into the corner followed by a running drop kick that sends Ivar to the floor. Ricochet tags in and Braun goes to the floor for the Wacky Lap to Ivar and he goes for Erik but Valhalla pulls him aside and Braun goes over the announce table. Ricochet with a suicide dive to Erik and Ricochet does not know what to do when Valhalla approaches him. Ricochet rolls through on a 450 splash and Ivar with a spin kick of doom. Ivar goes up top and hits a frog splash for the three count.
Winners: Erik and Ivar
Gunther tells Adam that he had one job, to determine his opponent for Wrestlemania. Gunther says opponent is singular. Challenger is singular, challengers is plural. He says Adam lost all authority. This dereliction of your duties will not be tolerated.
Adam says he has a solution. Adam says Drew will face Sheamus next week and the winner will be Gunther’s CHALLENGER for Wrestlemania.
Match Number Four: Charlotte Flair versus Shotzi in a Non Title Match
Shotzi offers her hand and Charlotte shakes it so this match will be fought under the Code of Honor. Charlotte with a side head lock take down. Charlotte with a shoulder tackle. Shotzi with a springboard head scissors. Charlotte blocks a sunset flip and she takes Shotzi to the mat with a waist lock. Charlotte with another waist lock take down for a near fall. Shotzi holds on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt. Charlotte with a boot to Shotzi.
Rhea Ripley’s music plays as Charlotte sets for a figure four leg lock.
Charlotte goes for the figure four and Shotzi with an inside cradle. Charlotte with a German suplex.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault and she kicks Shotzi away. Shotzi kicks Charlotte in the shoulder and sets for a Frankensteiner and hits it. Shotzi gets a near fall. Shotzi goes for a splash in the ropes but Charlotte moves. Charlotte kicks Shotzi off the apron and goes for a pescado but Shotzi moves and Charlotte lands on her feet. Shotzi with a kick and she goes for a suicide dive but Charlotte with a forearm. Shotzi with a forearm and Charlotte with chops.
Charlotte with a fallaway slam. Charlotte with a spar and she sets for the figure four leg lock and bridges. Shotzi taps out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Rhea Ripley enters the ring and she has something to say. Charlotte wants to know what Rhea has to say.
Rhea says watching you tonight reminded her why she chose Charlotte after she won the Royal Rumble. You can wipe that smug look off your face because when I look into your eyes, I don’t only see acceptance, but I see all of your insecurities. At Wrestlemania, I am going to take the one thing that makes you feel so important when I become the Smackdown Women’s Champion.
Charlotte tells Rhea to hush her mouth. You might be proud of your improvement but I have improved every single day of my life. Some people love her for her and some react negatively. I want it more and I will outwork anyone, male or female. I take this business oh so seriously. You will rip apart anyone who stands in your way . . . except for me.
Charlotte leaves the ring.
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso walk in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and next week Sheamus faces Drew Mcintyre to determine who faces Gunther at Wrestlemania.
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso make their way to the ring.
Jimmy says the Bloodline is back together and it is now in your city. Jey says the big question of the night and the whole week is . . . Why did you do it? Why did you betray Sami Zayn like that? He tells everyone to switch roles and stand in his shoes. What would you do? When your family member’s car breaks down, you are going to give you a ride. You are going to do anything for your family. What would you do?
Do you want to know why I did it? Because I had to. He says he didn’t want to do it, but he had to. He says he had no choice. He never had a choice because Jimmy is his twin and his blood, not you.
Do you want to blame him? You don’t know what he goes through. You sit in the stands and watch in your living room each week and you don’t know what I go through. There is only one person I blame . . . Sami Zayn.
Was I going to let my brother get clipped? Jey says Sami is selfish. All you had to do was fall in line. You don’t nothing about that because your ass ain’t blood and it will never be.
Jimmy says now that they got rid of that Sami Zayn problem, the only problem left is Cody Rhodes. Jimmy wants to know what is Cody’s issue.
Cody’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Cody says he keeps hearing his name. If you are going to talk about me, why not talk to me. You say you answer to Roman Reigns, Cody says he doesn’t. Cody says he answers to them. It sounds like they don’t want to hear us talk. They would rather see us fight.
Jimmy tells Cody he takes one more step, he won’t make it to Wrestlemania. You are going to be put on the shelf the same way they did to Sami.
Cody removes his tie and jacket and Sami attacks Jey. Jimmy goes after Sami and Cody gets to the ring and Cody and Sami take care of Jimmy and Jey. Sami and Jimmy fight by the announce table while Cody and Jey fight in the crowd. Jimmy sends Sami into the announce table a few times and Jimmy goes after Cody. Sami stops Jimmy.
They fight back to the ring and Sami clotheslines Jey over the top rope and Cody does the same to Jimmy.
Cody raises Sami’s arm