United States Championship Match: Finn Bálor (c) vs Theory This challenge did not surprise anyone, we all knew that sooner or later Theory would have its chance for a secondary title, at least for now, given that the situation around the maximum one is quite complicated.
Mr. McMahon's protege shows from the first second that he is fit and that he can stand up to a veteran like Finn Bálor, putting him in serious difficulty, but the champion when he succeeds responds very well to the blows.
At one point he even is very close to winning and keeping the title, but Theory recovers by reversing things. The WWE RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro took on The Street Profits in a non-title match.
Randy Orton took control of the match early and punished Angelo Dawkins for some time.
The Street Profits won
It was good to see Ford and Dawkins pick up a big win on RAW. They have been the most prominent tag team on the RAW brand behind RK-Bro. The two men could find their way into the title unification match at WrestleMania Backlash to act as a cushion for The Usos and RK-Bro.
The Street Profits teased a heel turn after the win to keep things interesting. Finn Bálor unfortunately fails with his Coup de Grâce towards the end and the young man does his A-Town Down before deploying him and becoming champion among the whistles of the audience and then so totally senseless, people from the locker room come out to lift him and celebrate.
Vince has to pay you well to do these random things eh. And speaking of Vince… here he is! He too goes out to celebrate his protege and take a selfie with him. Here is the mafia eh .. and let me tell you one thing: WE DON'T DESERVE FINN BÁLOR!
Meanwhile backstage Kevin Patrick tries to know directly from Seth Rollins who he chose as Cody Rhodes' challenger, but he doesn't want to reveal anything, because we will have to find out as soon as he is in the ring.
Dolph and Roode walked down to the ring and cut a promo full of mockery. Roode announced that he and Ziggler were coming after the SmackDown Tag Team Champions. The Street Profits walked out to confront Ziggler and Roode and cracked a couple of jokes at their expense.
The champions would have to eat coal, as they could not back their trash talk with a strong performance. Roode and Ziggler had the champions shook and made them reach down deep in an attempt to put away their feisty challengers.