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By Richard Trionfo on 2018-01-29 23:03:00

Match Number Three:  Miz (with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas) versus Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title

Reigns with an uppercut and Miz goes down.  Roman with head butts and then he has something to say to Axel and Dallas.  Roman with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot.  Miz with a chop and Reigns does not show any effect.  Reigns with an uppercut and Miz goes down again.  Reigns clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor.  Reigns goes to the floor and he sends Miz into the ring steps.  Reigns sends Miz back into the ring and he clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor again.

Reigns gets a chair and he threatens Dallas and Axel.  They go up the ramp to the back.  Reigns returns to the ring to deal with Miz.  Reigns thinks about hitting Miz with the chair but he does not do it because he is warned that he will be disqualified.  Reigns returns to the ring to break the count.  Reigns goes to the floor and Miz sends him into the ring post as we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with a reverse chin lock.  Reigns gets Miz on his shoulders but MIz gets back to his feet.  Roman blocks the Skull Crushing FInale and hits a Samoan drop but Roman cannot make the cover due to the damage done to him so far in the match.  Miz and Reigns exchange punches.  Reigns blocks a punch and hits a short arm clothesline followed by another clothesline and a flying clothesline.  Reigns with NeverEnding Story in the corner.  Reigns with a boot to the head and he sets for the Superman punch.  Miz dives at the knee when Reigns goes for the Superman punch.

Miz with kicks to the chest and then Roman blocks the round kick.  Reigns picks up Miz and goes for a power bomb but Miz rolls through into a figure four leg lock.  Reigns tries to roll over to reverse the hold and he does it.  Miz gets to the ropes and Reigns releases the hold but he holds his leg after the damage done by the Miz.  Miz with a kick to the knee to send Roman to the mat.  Roman with a rollup into a one arm power bomb when Miz goes for the figure four leg lock again.  Roman gets a near fall.  

Miz tries to remove the turnbuckle pad but he is caught by the referee.  Roman grabs Miz and the referee separates them.  Miz with a thumb to the eye followed by the Skull Crushing Finale but Roman kicks out.  Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale again but Roman backs Miz into the corner and then connects with an elbow.  Roman goes into the ring post but he comes back with a Superman punch and he gets a near fall.

Axel and Dallas return to the ring and Bo pull Miz to the floor while Axel talks to the referee.  Reigns punches Axel on the apron and then he punches Dallas.  Reigns with an uppercut to Miz on the floor.  The referee checks on Miz and Bo tries to stop Roman on the apron.  Reigns hip tosses Bo into the ring and then he hits a Superman punch on Axel followed by a spear on Dallas.  Miz with a rollup for the three count.

Winner:  Miz

We see Paul Heyman's tweet about the Elimination Chamber match announcement to see who faces Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.

Match Number Four:  Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder versus Rhyno and Heath Slater

The match is joined in progress and Rhyno with a shoulder tackle.  Slater is tagged in and he comes off the turnbuckles with a double sledge.  Wilder with a forearm but Slater with a running forearm and another forearm into the corner.  Dash and Scott discuss strategy.  Slater with a back elbow to Dawson but Wilder with a divorce court followed by a knee to the arm.  Dawson tags in and he stomps on the arm.  Dawson with a hammer lock belly-to-back suplex.  

Wilder tags in and he applies a key lock.  Slater with a punch but Wilder goes for a suplex and Slater lands on his feet and he hits a neck breaker.  Dawson tags in and Rhyno is able to tag in and he connects with elbows.  Rhyno with an elbow and a flying shoulder tackle off the turnbuckles and a shoulder in the corner followed by a belly-to-belly suplex.  Slater stops Wilder but Dawson clips Rhyno and Wilder tags in.  They hit Shatter Machine for the three count.

Winners:  Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder

After the match, Scott mentions that they beat the first Smackdown Tag Team Champions.  He asks how do they compare to the Graham Brothers.  Charly says she does not know.  Dash says that is just like the fans who chant "ECW" to try to get themselves over.  Dash says they learn from the past while these people cannot stop living in it.

Asuka is in the back getting ready for her match.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to talk about the WWE Hall of Fame and the announcement about the Dudley Boys being entered into the Hall of Fame.

We get a video of Finn Balor talking about being in the Royal Rumble for more than 57 minutes.  The promise of a title match was what kept him fighting.  That was taken away from him by John Cena.  If he wants to get a shot at the Universal Title at Wrestlemania, he will have to step up to the man who stopped him at the Royal Rumble, but he will not just step up to him, he will walk over him.

Sasha Banks is with Renee Young and she is asked about facing Asuka tonight.  Sasha says she is moments away from beating Asuka.  She has been waiting for this for a long time.  Asuka has been undefeated for more than 2 years and now it is her time to make history.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five:  Sasha Banks versus Asuka

They lock up and Sasha pushes Asuka in the corner on the break.  Sasha with a rollup for a near fall.  Asuka with a side head lock.  Sasha with a forearm but Asuka with a shoulder tackle.  Asuka with an arm drag but Sasha with an arm bar.  Sasha with forearms in the corner and she chokes Asuka.  Asuka puts Sasha on the apron and Sasha with a kick but Asuka avoids a shoulder and kicks Sasha and follows with a running hip attack to knock her off the apron.

Sasha gets back into the ring before the ten count and Asuka with hip strikes to the head.  Asuka chokes Sasha in the corner and kicks Sasha.  Asuka works on the arm and tries to hyperextend it.  Asuka with an arm bar.  Sasha with a forearm but Asuka with an Irish whip.  She runs into an elbow and Sasha blocks a kick and connects with a knee followed by a basement Meteora for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

Asuka with kicks to the chest but Sasha puts her on the middle ropes and Sasha with a double knee drop.  Sasha with a knee to the back and then she stretches Asuka.  Sasha sends Asuka to the mat.  Sasha with a suplex and she gets a near fall.  Sasha with a slap and she mocks Asuka.  Sasha pie faces Asuka and Asuka with strikes to Sasha.  Sasha with a take down into a version of the Banks Statement.  Asuka with a rollup for a near fall.  Asuka with a back slide and Sasha escapes and applies the Banks Statement.  Sasha sends Asuka to the floor and she goes for a suicide dive but Asuka kicks Sasha in the head and Sasha is down on the floor.

Sasha and Asuka with forearms in teh ring.  Asuka with a pop up knee followed by spinning back fists and a spinning back heel kick and a Shining Wizard.  Asuka with a running hip strike in the corner.  Asuka goes up top and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall.  Sasha with a rollup for a near fall.  Asuka with a cross arm breaker but Sasha with a rollup for a near fall.  Sasha goes to the apron and Asuka goes for a running hip strike but Sasha moves and Asuka goes through the ropes and to the floor.  Sasha with Meteora off the apron.  Sasha comes off the turnbuckles with a flying knee and she gets a near fall.

Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock but Asuka is sent into the turnbuckles.  Sasha with a lungblower and the Banks Statement.  Sasha uses the ropes to roll into the center of the ring but Asuka counters into the Asuka Lock and Sasha taps out.

Winner:  Asuka

John Cena says that two people know their route to Wrestlemania.  Everyone else needs to know how to get to Wrestlemania.  He let that path slip through his fingers last night.  Tonight he gets his chance to face Finn Balor to get into the Elimination Chamber and then to get to Wrestlemania.  People ask him when will he be done, but he is just getting started.

Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews walk in the back with Dana Brooke as they get ready for their match against the Tag Team Champions.

We go to commercial.

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