WWE Champion Big E def. Dolph Ziggler (Non-Title)
As Ziggler mentioned recently on Raw, there's a lot of history between these two dating back to when Ziggler brought Big E to the main roster nearly nine years ago. Ziggler was obviously no threat to the WWE Champion, but it was a quality contest for what it was. I'm glad the interference from Robert Roode was kept to a minimum as well. The crowd was into Big E and this served as a solid opener.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits, Daniel Bryan, Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio def. Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn, Elias and King Corbin
This was your typical 10-man tag team match where the heels were on offense for a bit before the babyfaces battled back and picked up the victory. While this was nothing out of the ordinary, it was still enjoyable for what it was and it was cool seeing so many different Superstars from SmackDown and Raw interact for the first time (Hardy and Street Profits, Bryan and Roode, etc). The highlight was that final frog splash from Montez Ford. This is no secret, but holy hell, that guy can get some height!
Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey & Natalya def. The Riott Squad and Nia Jax & Tamina in a Triple Threat Match
I loved that this managed to further two different feuds (Rousey vs. Jax and Natalya vs. The Riott Squad) simultaneously, and it was a fun match to boot. The three-way format was largely responsible for this being as enjoyable as it was and everyone held their own. Following her victory, Rousey addressed the audience and thanked the troops for everything they do.
Elias and Finn Balor def. Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre
Similar to the opener, this bout featured two teams that have been at odds for weeks. The in-ring action was above-average and it had a great sense of urgency. All four guys worked well together, the crowd was into everything they did, and the final few minutes were well done. The finish was a little lame, but it was an entertaining affair, otherwise. Michael Cole noted on commentary that Elias and Lashley will face off in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight on the upcoming Christmas Eve Raw, so brace yourselves for some cringe-worthy holiday silliness.
The Shield def. Samoa joe and Raw Tag Team Champions Sheamus & Cesaro
This match was teased at the end of Raw two weeks ago, so it was merely a matter of time before it transpired. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if we see a rematch on an upcoming episode of Raw. Nevertheless, this was a very good six-man tag team match for as long as it lasted and there never seemed to be a dull moment. These six Superstars have excellent chemistry together and have been holding down the fort on Monday nights with their entertaining encounters.
SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair def. Carmella and Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat Match (Non-title)
Going with a three-way here instead of a straight-up singles match was a wise idea because Riot should be protected this early into her main roster run and Carmella was kept limited. It wasn't without its issues, of course, but it was a good Triple Threat matchup on the whole. It also provided as a preview for what we can expect in Sunday's Lumberjack match at Clash of Champions considering all the women that surrounded the ring during this bout.