The Tuwaiq Trophy Gauntlet Match kicked off the main card on the WWE Super ShowDown event from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The participants in this match were AJ Styles, Andrade, Bobby Lashley, Erick Rowan, R-Truth and Rey Mysterio. Rusev was originally announced for this match but Mysterio was announced as his replacement a few days ago. For those of you wondering, Lana flew out to Saudi Arabia and she was seen briefly on the stage as Lashley made his way to the ring.
The match started with Lashley vs. R-Truth. In a surprise, Truth rolled up Lashley but Lashley did not handle it well and he attacked Truth before the next entrant. Lashley laid him out with a spear. Up next in the match was Andrade. It looked bad for Truth but he hung in there and got a fluke win after they both bumped heads and he fell on Andrade and pinned him.
Up next in the match was Erick Rowan. Rowan was disqualified for using the steel steps as a weapon on Truth’s shoulder. The next competitor was AJ Styles. He forced Truth to tap out to the Calf Crusher.
Mysterio was the next and final competitor. Mysterio never made it out to the ring because he was attacked backstage by Gallows and Anderson. Styles declared himself the winner via forfeit but the referee refused to raise his hand. It was decided that if Mysterio could not make it to the ring by the 10-count then Styles would be declared the winner.
As the referee was counting, the camera backstage showed Gallows and Anderson laid out and then The Undertaker’s feet could be seen walking. The lights went out and Taker’s music played and he walked out to the ring. Michael Cole noted how Styles has been saying in recent weeks that he could beat any Superstar from any era. Styles got in his face but ended up getting chokeslammed and pinned. So, apparently Taker was Mysterio’s replacement and he won the trophy.
It’s an odd way to set up a feud but this is supposed to set up Styles vs. Taker at WrestleMania 36.
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