Seeking retribution after The Miz & Maryse assaulted them last week, Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella hit the scene on SmackDown LIVE to address their WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event opponents, but even though Miz & Maryse challenged them earlier in the day when the arena was empty, The A-List couple were apparently not in the building now.
Before Bryan & Bella could react, they were interrupted by the tandem that assisted The “It” Couple in their attack last week, Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega. Vega poked at the two of them for “crying” and talked about how they thoroughly enjoyed beating them down last week before adding that Almas would like to do it again… right now.
Immediately after Bryan accepted Almas’ challenge, the two aggressive technicians enthralled the WWE Universe with a supremely athletic contest that saw both Superstars go all out with a mix of high-risk and high-impact maneuvers. After a gruelling battle, Bryan claimed victory by hitting an unbelievable Running Knee that sent Almas into a backflip and kept him down for three.
In a measure of retaliation from last week, Brie dropped Vega and blasted her with a running knee of her own to Zelina’s dome piece. The couple couldn’t celebrate for long, however, as The Miz & Maryse appeared on the TitanTron and revealed that they were dining in one of the finest Italian restaurants in Detroit. The Awesome One and Maryse indicated that they had left the arena and that Bryan and his bride would now have to wait until their clash at the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event to see them in the flesh.
R-Truth was accompanied to the ring by the unlikely companion of his newly announced Mixed Match Challenge partner Carmella as he squared off against The Miz, who had his bride Maryse, or “other Carmella” (as Truth was referring to her) in the main event of SmackDown LIVE.
The series of events that led to this bizarre battle included Miz & Maryse returning to the arena after their Italian restaurant date from earlier (also because they thought that Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella had left) and Truth confusing, as her new name suggests, Maryse for Carmella. But now, the former Awesome Truth partners would battle with the lights on bright to close the show out on the blue brand.
Miz and Truth slugged it out, but The A-Lister got a shocking plot twist when Bryan & Bella returned. The mere presence of The “Yes!” Man and Brie Mode allowed R-Truth to catch The A-Lister off-guard with a slick roll-up for three. Bryan and Bella then started teeing off on Miz & Maryse, and Bryan trapped The Awesome One in the “Yes!” Lock. Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega arrived looking for payback against Daniel and Brie for The Beard’s win over “Cien” earlier in the night. However, the tides would quickly turn on El Idolo and his business manager, as Bryan and his bride took them down and applied “Yes!” Locks, as Miz & Maryse watched in utter shock from the ramp.