Mustafa Ali says he used to be known as the Heart of the Cruiserweights. Now he wants to be known as the Heart of Smackdown. He beat the WWE Champion because he has heart. He will step in the ring with four other men who have the same goal. He knows he is the underdog, but he has hope and heart.
Match Number Four: Samoa Joe versus Mustafa Ali versus AJ Styles versus Randy Orton versus Rey Mysterio in a Number One Contender Match for Royal Rumble
Ali goes after Joe and Joe sends Ali face first to the mat and Ali rolls to the floor. Styles with an enzuigiri to Joe and then he goes after Rey and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Styles punches Orton and kicks him in the corner. Styles with a chop and Ali trips AJ and pulls him to the floor. AJ sends Ali face first into the ring post. Orton with a forearm to knock AJ off the apron. Orton sets for the IEDDT on Ali but Ali with an enzuigiri followed by a rolling X Factor for a near fall.
We see Daniel Bryan watching in the back as Rey hits a springboard seated splash. AJ kicks Rey and gives him a hard Irish whip. AJ with another hard Irish whip and Rey goes sternum first into the turnbuckles. AJ punches Rey. Rey with a kick and a springboard rana to send AJ to the floor. Orton cuts off Rey and hits a power slam on Rey. Ali with a drop kick to Orton. Joe with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Ali. Styles with a springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT and he gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with boots to AJ. Rey with a kick to the leg and forearms. Orton drops down to give Rey a European uppercut. Styles with a series of strikes to Orton and then he kicks Rey and clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor. AJ with a baseball slide to Joe and then he sends Rey under the bottom rope to the floor. Styles with an Irish whip to Ali and AJ is sent to the apron and connects with a forearm. Joe with a leg trip to AJ on the apron followed by a back drop driver onto the apron by Orton and Joe with a uranage to send AJ through the announce table.
Ali with a corkscrew pescado onto Joe and Rey with a seated senton onto Orton. Rey and Ali get into the ring. Rey offerrs his hand and Ali shakes it but Rey with a waist lock. Ali with a standing switch. Rey with a satellite head scissors but Ali lands on his feet. Rey with a head scissors and Rey is sent to the apron. Rey with a forearm and Ali stops Rey on the turnbuckles. Rey pushes Ali off the turnbuckles and Ali lands on his feet. Ali with Spanish Fly to Rey. Ali gets a near fall but Joe breaks it up. Joe with knees to Ali.
Joe with an Irish whip to Ali and Joe misses a splash into the corner. Ali with a tornado DDT and he goes up top. Ali goes for the inward 450 but Joe moves. Joe with the Coquina Clutch on Ali and Ali gets to the ropes but that will not stop Joe from applying the hold. A Rey Mysterio 619 will stop Joe. Rey with a 619 to Ali but Orton pulls Rey to the floor. Orton with an RKO to Ali and Rey breaks up the cover with a springboard leg drop.
Rey with an enzuigiri that staggers Orton and he falls into the ropes. Rey with a 619. Joe grabs Mysterio but Rey with a rana. Styles with a springboard 450 splash for the three count.
Winner: AJ Styles