Mike Tenay brings out AJ Styles and asks him if the rumors about drugs and alchohol are true. Taz cuts them off and offers AJ Styles a place in the Aces & Eights. "The Cowboy" James Storm makes his way out and asks if this is the "new" AJ – a man that can't even turn around and face the man he sucker punched. Storm says that he can be the "new AJ" all he wants, but he's still the same James Storm, and if he wants to punch him again, he's going to knock Styles' teeth down his throat. The Chicago crowd chants for them to "hug it out", but AJ turns and walks away without saying a thing.
#1 Contender's Match
Joe and Kurt go to work on one another, leaving Hardy and Magnus to brawl to the floor. Joe gets a kick into the corner followed by a running knee drop. Hardy is taking it to Magnus on the outside, bouncing him off the barricade. Joe goes suicide dive and takes out all three opponents as we head to a commercial.
When we come back, Magnus is in control of Hardy, but Joe hits the ring and takes out his former partner. Off an Irish whip, Magnus counters with the MDD. Kurt Angle is still down on the floor and has barely worked this match – at least the televised portions. Magnus goes back to work on Hardy, but he comes out of the corner with a hurricanrana. Twist of Fate on Magnus. Twist of Fate on Samoa Joe. Magnus gets back up – another Twist of Fate.
Hardy goes up top for the Swanton, but Kurt Angle leaps to the top rope and connects with a huge belly-to-belly suplex. Magnus gets a suplex as well, rolling out of the ring. The Angle Lock is strapped in on Samoa Joe, but he throws off Kurt right into Magnus. Hardy comes out of nowhere with the Swanton Bomb on a downed Joe, and picks up the 1-2-3.
Results: Jeff Hardy wins via pinfall
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