The first ever Tuwaiq Trophy Gauntlet match opened the main card of today’s (Feb. 27) WWE Super ShowDown pay-per-view (PPV) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Michael Cole made sure to tell the viewers that the live audience in Saudi Arabia was still making their way to their seats.
The six competitors were advertised to be Rey Mysterio, Andrade, Erick Rowan, R-Truth, AJ Styles, and Bobby Lashley.
R-Truth miraculously survived the first three heels he had to face, which included Lashley, Andrade, and Rowan. But Rowan left Truth in a heap after a Claw Slam, and an attack with the steel steps.
AJ Styles was out next to pick the bones, grinning ear-to-ear. The crowd woke up and was chanting for Styles. Styles mocked Truth’s dance moves in between his attacks. After some more very bad dancing, The Phenomenal One locked in the Calf Crusher for the submission victory.
Rey Mysterio was supposed to be the final man to enter the fray. His music hit but he never came to the ring. We then saw footage of The O.C. attacking Mysterio in the back. The crowd saw where this was going and chanted for Undertaker.
Styles declared Mysterio unable to compete and demanded that his hand be raised in victory. Styles was bossing around the ring announcer and wanted the trophy.
AJ Styles would be declared the winner once the referee counted to ten with no opponent coming out.
But then we saw Gallows and Anderson suddenly laid out backstage. That’s when the gong hit, the lights went dark, and out came the Undertaker!
The Dead Man made his slow walk to the ring, presumably taking the place of Rey Mysterio in the gauntlet match.
Styles was furious, defiantly poking his finger into Undertaker’s chest. Undertaker never took his jacket or hat off, nailed one choke slam, and won himself a prestigious Tuwaiq Trophy.
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