In SmackDown’s opening contest, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Apollo Crews — four Superstars with no love for each other — went to war in a furious Fatal 4-Way Match for an opportunity at Rusev’s United States Title.
In the final moments of the epic free-for-all, Crews charged at Sheamus, sending both competitors crashing to the ringside floor. With both of them temporarily out of action, Del Rio attempted the Cross Armbreaker. But The Swiss Superman had enough presence of mind to reverse it and instead treat The Essence of Excellence to a Cesaro Swing, free of charge. This paved the way for Cesaro to lock in the Sharpshooter and make Del Rio tap out.
But as the dust cleared, the Mexican Superstar opted to deliver a calculated post-match assault, hurling his victorious adversary into the steel steps and executed a double stomp off the ring apron.