- Presented LIVE on the USA Network from the 02 Arena in London, England. Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves are calling the action, unless otherwise noted.
- Renee Young is in the ring to kick things off with an interview with Daniel Bryan. He's disappointed in his loss last week to Rusev (so was Dave Meltzer based on how butt-hurt he was on Twitter), He said he's not going to take the loss well and vows to scratch and crawl his way back to the top of the mountain. Big Cass interrupts, burying Bryan for losing to Rusev last week. He also claims he tapped out immediately at Backlash to cheap-shot him afterwards. Cass mocked the Yes chants, so Bryan attacked him, targeting the leg. He wraps the leg around the post, clipped the knee, and hooked a knee-bar with Cass frantically tapping out. I guess he DOES have heat for going against script with the little-person on the go-home episode before Backlash?
- The Bludgeon Brothers are hanging out in a cloudy room, putting down all the other tag teams through subtle comments like "family is weak" (New Day) and "joy is a disease" (New Day).
- Paige's phone conversation with Carmella is interrupted by Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Rose gloats about her victory last week and assumes it qualifies her for Money in the Bank. Paige says both will be in a Qualifying Match tonight when they take on Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat Match. They can still work together! WE JUST HAD A MATCH WHERE A THREE-MAN TEAM EARNED 1 SPOT!
- Renee Young is backstage with A.J. Styles. He's facing Shinsuke Nakamura tonight in a Non-Title Match and the winner gets to pick the stipulation for their match at Money in The Bank. Styles says it can be an Inverted Scaffold Match, Pole on a Pole Match, or a Bull-rope Hell in a Cell Inferno Match. I don't think he's taking things seriously.
- Rusev and Aiden English are backstage in a private room. Rusev says that it could be better and English blames it on being England. English says he has a song ready for Money in the Bank when Rusev wins the Ladder Match. Before he can give us a sample, Lana interrupts to continue and drive a wedge between Rusev Day. Next week, Lana announces she has a Qualifying Match against Billie Kay. That needs to be a 90-second nothing match.
- Carmella is here for her "Mellabration." These segments, along with Contract Signings, need to f*ck off. She's introduced by the town crier borrowed from Lower Uncton, and they've sprung for some Royal Guard costumes. Since I'm burying the segment, is Carmella the worst wrestler to hold a Women's Title in recent memory? Alexa Bliss is OK, but she's not nearly as bad as Carmella. When you have a GLOW level match with Charlotte Flair, it's a good sign you suck. Paige interrupts (thank you, God). Paige informs her that she's defending the Women's Championship at Money in the Bank... against Asuka. Oh my God, they're jobbing Asuka to Carmella, aren't they?
- Renee Young continues to be over-worked, interviewing Shinsuke Nakamura. He's back to playing dumb about the English language. "What does chance mean?" He says Renee is using the wrong words. "I am will win. A.J. Styles will lose. A.J. Styles will get the knee to face."
- Next Week: Samoa Joe vs. Big Cass and Billie Kay vs. Lana in Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches. Those don't seem too impressive. What's with the heel vs. heel matches?
We come back from commercial with Nakamura choking Styles across the middle rope. They move to the corner, where Nakamura gives him BAD Vibrations. Because he's a heel. GET IT? Styles with chops but his comeback is cut short. Nakamura's reverse exploder is countered with an elbow across the back of the neck. Styles misses a clothesline and Nakamura lays him out with a running one-foot dropkick for two. Nakamura hooks a dragon sleeper as we replay that last spot a couple of times. Styles escapes with a knee to the top of the head. Nakamura sets Styles up across the top rope for a super-plex but Styles slides between the legs. Nakamura boots him in the face and Styles responds with the Pele Kick. Styles with the Phenomenal Blitz and the sliding forearm. He charges into the corner with a jumping clothesline. Nakamura slides off the shoulders to avoid the Ushigoroshi but gets planted with a sit-out face-buster for two. Nakamura forces Styles into the corner to avoid the Styles Clash. They go through a series of counters until Nakamura hits the spinning heel kick and a sit-out Michinoku Driver for two. He sets Styles up in the corner but rams his own knee into the turnbuckle. Nakamura counters the set-up for the Phenomenal Forearm and hits the running knee lift on the second try. They fight it out on the apron. Nakamura with a straight boot and flying knee. He pulls Styles back in the ring and covers for two. Styles counters the Kinshasa and Nakamura escapes the Styles Clash. Ushigoroshi connects for two. Nakamura with a sliding knee for two. He sets up in the corner and Styles surprises him with a spinning heel kick. Nakamura dumps Styles to the apron to avoid the Styles Clash. Shinsuke sidesteps a Forearm, almost letting the referee take the bullet. He sells a phantom nut-shot to distract everyone, takes Styles over with a reverse exploder, and finishes with the Kinshasa at 17:30. Great TV match with little commercial interruption.
Final Thoughts: Most of the build for Money in the Bank centers around the qualifying matches. Nakamura beating Styles seemed like the obvious move, but I'm surprised they are holding off announcing the gimmick (watch it be Last Man Standing. Just watch). Another new match for the card is the randomly booked title defense for Carmella against Asuka (watch them job Asuka to her. Just watch). It should be interesting to see where they go with Daniel Bryan moving forward, having once again humiliated Big Cass. Andrade Almas debuted but it's too soon to get a read on what he'll be doing (my guess is getting the US Title off Jeff Hardy, who was conspicuous by his absence this week).