Bray Wyatt def. Dustin Rhodes
Yes, Dustin Rhodes. Not Goldust. After the former Intercontinental Champion was stripped of his face paint by Bray Wyatt last week, the son of Dusty Rhodes volunteered to face The Reaper of Souls without the trappings of his outlandish alter-ego in order to prove he would not be reduced to a pawn in Wyatt's greater plans.
It was a show of bravery, not to mention viciousness — Rhodes obliterated Bray’s inner thighs with a modified Shattered Dreams — that ultimately fell short. A Sister Abigail spelled the former “Natural’s” doom, potentially foreshadowing what might await Finn Bálor on Sunday when he sheds his own demonic alter-ego for a Man vs. Man showdown with The Eater of Worlds. And then, the Irishman appeared on the TitanTron to pose an ominous question to his foe: If Wyatt didn’t want to face The Demon, but The Demon was a creation of Bálor himself, then could the man be the greater of the two threats after all?