The Alphas Survive
The battle for brand supremacy continued as RAW’s Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Finn Bálor, and Bobby Lashley faced SmackDown’s team of The Miz, Shane McMahon, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio, and Jeff Hardy.
The first notable elimination went down when Samoa Joe tried to put Drew McIntyre away with an early Coquina Clutch, but was instead made short work of by the Scottish Psychopath. An argument for the position of alpha male then erupted into a brawl between McIntyre and Strowman which threatened the stability of Team RAW, and so SmackDown capitalized on the chaos when Shane-o-Mac dove from the top rope to the outside, putting Strowman straight through the announcers table.
With Strowman out of action at ringside, Shane was able to pin Dolph Ziggler following a Cost-to-Coast, making him the MVP of the match thus far. With Lashley now on the mat, Shane would attempt a second Coast-to-Coast, but was swatted away by the tree trunk-like arms of Braun Strowman.
The “Monster Among Men” changed the complexion of the match and bulldozed his way through team blue, leaving just Shane remaining for SmackDown. He wasted no time eliminating McMahon for good measure, too, making Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, and Bobby Lashley your survivors. Though RAW prevailed, the fallout will undoubtedly roll on.