Daniel Bryan announced earlier in the night that, much like last week, if Dean Ambrose could defeat AJ Styles in the main event, he would be named the new No. 1 contender for the WWE World Championship. This time, however, James Ellsworth was not to be at ringside.
Continuing their string of incredible matches, Ambrose and Styles wowed the WWE Universe with incredible action that saw the momentum shift several times over. As the action picked up though, Ellsworth could just not help himself and made his way out to the arena.
The two Superstars kept going at it, and then, in the match’s pivotal moments, despite Bryan’s warning, Ellsworth snuck out to ringside! Security began to chase Ellsworth all over the arena before Styles finally got ahold of him. The WWE World Champion did not think twice about pouncing him over the announce table before returning his attention to Ambrose. However, the tides turned on The Phenomenal One quickly when, going for his signature Phenomenal Forearm, Ambrose caught him with a kick to the gut as he descended from the top rope which he then transitioned into Dirty Deeds for the victory to become the new No. 1 contender. It was announced later in the evening by SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon that Ambrose would receive his title match against Styles at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in a TLC Match.