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WWE Minneapolis live results: Mustafa Ali returns


Submitted by Rob Wilkins

- SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev (w/ Lana) and Cesaro & Sheamus in a triple threat match to retain their titles

The Usos retained after hitting Nakamura with a superkick.

- Samoa Joe attacked Jeff Hardy before their match could get started.

- Mandy Rose defeated Naomi

Rose used the ropes while getting the pin.

- The Miz defeated Andrade (w/ Zelina Vega)

Miz used the Skull Crushing Finale to get the win.

- Jeff Hardy defeated Samoa Joe

- WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ Rowan) defeated Mustafa Ali to retain his title

This was Ali's return to the ring after suffering an injury prior to Elimination Chamber. Rowan got referee Charles Robinson's attention and caused Ali to lose focus, which led to Bryan hitting the running knee to win.

- Nikki Cross & Carmella defeated Peyton Royce & Billie Kay

This was originally announced as Cross vs. The IIconics in a handicap match, but Carmella ran down to make it even before the match started.

- AJ Styles defeated Randy Orton

Very fun match -- the crowd didn't stop doing chants for either Styles or Orton the entire time. Orton hit the RKO, but the referee noticed Styles' leg on the rope and the match continued.

Styles hit the Phenomenal Forearm to get the win.

- SmackDown Women's Champion Asuka defeated Charlotte Flair to retain her title

Asuka got a great pop when she came out, then Charlotte got a louder one. Minnesota is definitely a representative of Flair country. The crowd also chanted for Becky Lynch before the match started.

They went back and forth for quite a while. Mandy Rose made a run in and hit Asuka. That set up Charlotte for the spear, but Asuka kicked out. Charlotte attempted to hit a moonsault, but Asuka got her knees up.

With Charlotte down, Asuka put the Asuka Lock on and retained by submission to end a fun show.