Last Chance Gauntlet Match: Bobby Lashley, Titus O’Neil, Akira Tozawa, Shelton Benjamin, Humberto Carrillo, Angel Garza, Austin Theory, AJ Styles
We go to the ring for tonight’s Last Chance Gauntlet Match to determine Apollo Crews’ Money In the Bank replacement. Bobby Lashley is out first, followed by Titus O’Neil. Tom says we’re not sure how many Superstars are in the match, or who the competitors are. They lock up and go at it.
Titus turns it around in the corner and rocks Lashley. Lashley ducks a clothesline and hits a big Spear in the middle of the ring. Lashley covers for the easy pin. Titus has been eliminated. Akira Tozawa is out next. Lashley smiles and tells him to come to the ring. Tozawa rushes the ring and connects with a kick. Tozawa with a missile dropkick fro the top. Tozawa gets ready to capitalize but Lashley hits a big Spear for another easy pin. Tozawa has been eliminated. Shelton Benjamin is out next.
Lashley meets Shelton at the apron and attacks. Shelton fights back and flies off the top with a big Blockbuster. Shelton ends up dumping Lashley over the top to the floor. Lashley comes right back to the apron but Shelton lands a knee to the head. Shelton with more offense, dropping Lashley out to the floor. Shelton tries to bring it back in but Lashley slams him back into the barrier as the referee counts. Lashley rams Shelton into the barrier again. Lashley breaks the count and sends Shelton into another part of the barrier. The referee counts again. Lashley rolls Shelton in and waits for him to get up. Shelton jumps over a Spear and they briefly tangle. Lashley delivers another Spear for the pin. Shelton has been eliminated. Humberto Carrillo is out next as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Lashley runs into a corner boot from Carrillo. Lashley catches him off the top and drops him face-first into the mat. Lashley levels Carrillo and taunts him some. Carrillo blocks a power move and slides out. Carrillo with a kick to the face from the apron. Carrillo goes back to the top and nails a dropkick, then a moonsault off the roll-up for a close 2 count.
Carrillo goes back to the top but Lashley cuts him off and launches him to the mat. Lashley with a big clothesline in the corner. Lashley works Carrillo over while he’s down as the referee warns him. Lashley goes on but the referee ends up disqualifying him. Lashley has been eliminated. Lashley isn’t happy now. Lashley launches Carrillo across the ring and then hits a Spear. Lashley mounts Carrillo and beats on him as more referees run down to stop it. Carrillo’s cousin, Angel Garza, is out next with Zelina Vega.
Back from the break and Garza takes control. Garza keeps his cousin down and pulls his pants off, taunting him some more. Vega applauds from ringside as Garza mounts more offense. Garza with a big dropkick. Garza grounds Carrillo with a submission now. The camera cuts backstage to see an upset Bobby Lashley. Lana believes she could’ve helped him if she was out there in his corner. Now is not a good time as Lashley storms off.
Garza drops Carrillo face-first on the mat and follows up with a big superkick to the face. Carrillo stills kicks out and Garza shows some frustration. Garza puts boots to Carrillo and mocks him. Carrillo with a kick to the face and a hurricanrana. Carrillo with another kick to the face for a close 2 count. Carrillo lands bad off a move and Garza capitalizes for a 2 count as Carrillo gets his foot on the bottom rope. Garza with a Camel Clutch now in the middle of the ring. They tangle on the mat some more now and Garza shows more frustration because he can’t put his cousin away. Vega talks him down and encourages him as he goes to the middle rope, poses, then nails the big moonsault. Carrillo kicks out at 2.
More back and forth between the two. Carrillo blocks the Wing Clipper and rolls Garza up for the pin. Garza has been eliminated. Garza and Vega yell at the referee over the count. The music hits and out next comes Austin Theory. Theory hits the ring and stares Carrillo down as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Theory stomps on Carrillo while pointing up at the briefcase. Theory keeps Carrillo down and covers for a 2 count as Vega cheers him on. Theory grounds Carrillo in the middle of the ring now. Carrillo tries to fight back but Theory goes right for the ribs and grounds Carrillo on the mat once again. Theory shuts Carrillo down again and talks trash in the corner. Carrillo fights out of a hold but Theory turns it around. Carrillo blocks a suplex and connects with big kicks. Carrillo comes off the middle rope with a crossbody but Theory lands a big right hand in mid-air for a close 2 count.
Theory takes Carrillo to the top and chops him. Theory goes for a superplex and hits it. Carrillo holds Theory and hooks the leg for the surprise pin out of nowhere. The music interrupts and out comes AJ Styles to make his return as the next entrant. This is AJ’s first appearance since losing the Boneyard Match to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 36. AJ heads to the ring as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Carrillo dropkicks AJ. Carrillo unloads in the corner and beats AJ down. Carrillo counters and they tangle. Styles unloads with knees to the gut to drop Carrillo. AJ stomps away on Carrillo while he’s down. The referee checks on Carrillo. AJ with more offense. AJ with an abdominal stretch and elbows to the ribs now. Carrillo gets the ropes to break the hold as the referee checks on him again.
AJ focuses on the ribs again but Carrillo gets free. Carrillo misses in the corner. AJ works on the leg now. AJ with a Dragon Screw leg whip. AJ with more punishment to the left leg of Carrillo. AJ with more offense to keep Carrillo down. Carrillo counters and hits a big DDT out of nowhere. Carrillo with an enziguri now. Carrillo with another big kick to the head. More back and forth between the two now. They collide and both go down. Styles with a pumphandle Gutbuster. Styles goes right into the Calf Crusher for the pin to win and advance to Money In the Bank.
Winner: AJ Styles