WWE Heavyweight Champion Kofi Kingston ain’t scared of no wild cards, that the much we know.
For the 2nd straight night, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston embraced The Mr. McMahon’s new (Wild Card Rule) by defending his WWE Title Championship against unexpected opponents. Sami Zayn and AJ Styles looked to bring the WWE Championship back to the Raw, but Kofi Kingston was steadfast in his confidence, taking on the dynamic attacks of both WWE Superstars AJ Styles and Sami Zayn and firing back with his own.
The contest was highlighted by WWE Champion Kofi Kingston hitting a dazzling splash that sent all of his bodyweight crashing down on AJ Styles’ back, Sami Zayn nailing Kofi Kingston with a picture perfect superplex, an massive hurricanrana from AJ Styles to Sami Zayn, and Kofi Kingston landing one of the most innovative SOSs of all the time ”that also saw AJ Styles drop Sami Zayn with a reverse DDT”.
In the Last closing moments, Kevin Owens ”who earlier on the night claimed he was leaving the arena to the celebrate his birthday” arrived and took out Xavier Woods with a brutalized attack. This distraction allowed Sami Zayn to connect with three Blue Thunder Bombs onto Kofi Kingston, but The Dread-locked Dynamo refused to stay down and incredibly kick out each the time. An frustrated Sami Zayn switched up his strategy, sizing Kofi Kingston up for an Helluva Kick, but the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston once again found a way, connecting with Trouble in Paradise for 3 to retain his WWE Titile in an instant classic brought to us by the (Wild Card Rule.
In an post-match interview at the ringside, a fired-up WWE Champion Kofi Kingston tended to the fallen Woods and exclaimed that there would be (hell to pay) for Kevin Owens at the WWE Special Money in the Bank.