It was from the helping hand, though, of Chris Jericho. The man who was savagely betrayed by his former ally in Las Vegas provided a distraction from the stage, allowing the challenger to hit a Spear and Jackhammer to wrap things up in no time at all.
In the final pay-per-view before the Grandest Stage of Them All, shocks were on hand as Charlotte suffered her first PPV singles defeat, while Roman Reigns became the first competitor to pin Braun Strowman in singles' competition.
Samoa Joe crushes valiant Sami Zayn
In his first WWE pay-per-view match, Samoa Joe brutalised Sami Zayn en route to a statement-making submission victory. The two had engaged in a rivalry over the past few weeks stemming from the Samoan's interview, and things had boiled over on Monday nights with brawls. But when they met in the ring, despite all the heart of The Underdog From The Underground, Joe would blitz through.
A Blue Thunder Bomb almost stunned the favourite when the Canadian nailed it out of nowhere for a near fall, and got a two-count from a later roll-up. It didn't take much though for things to be wrapped up when Joe wanted it to, putting his NXT rival to sleep.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson continued their reign as RAW Tag Team Champions, although not without a great struggle as they were pushed to the limit by Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
The unusual pairing created some trouble for the champions with the array of offence pinning them back, although experience would soon prevail as was the case when Enzo looked to make a hot tag to his gigantic partner, instead running into a massive knee.
A few moments later, Enzo was crushed with a kick and pinned near the ropes, but he managed to get his foot on the rope which should have broken the count. However, Gallows pushed the foot off and the three-count was reached before The Club fled the scene of the crime, with their championship reign still in tact.
Nia Jax was stunned in a massive upset as huge underdog and former Women's Champion Sasha Banks got a roll-up pin to hand the Hawaiian her first PPV loss.
In a contextual "David vs. Goliath" plot to the match, The Boss tried to bring the fire to put up a fight against her rival, but it wasn't too long before a backbreaker submission and clobbering strikes allowed Jax to dominate.
Nia was ready to extinguish her foe with a Samoan Drop, but Sasha was able to wriggle out and get a sudden roll-up pin before escaping the squared circle - while Nia watched on, seething, after a shock result.
Being a tag team in the WWE isn't easy, there's a lot to put up with, and it appeared that Jinder Mahal and Rusev had enough of each other during the event. They requested to manager Mick Foley to pursue singles careers, and that started with two very big challenges from the RAW commissioner.
The Swiss Superman Cesaro was Jinder Mahal's opponent to resume his singles career, and the European picked up a strong victory after the tensions flared between the former partners. Rusev distracted Mahal as he watched on from the international commentary desks, and Cesaro finished it off. Rusev then stepped into the ring and issued a beatdown on Mahal.
Rusev would have a very tall order in the form of Big Show, and the World's Largest Athlete wasn't messing around. 3 chokeslams and a thunderous knockout punch after some brawling was all she wrote, as WWE's resident giant continues his path to WrestleMania, now in incredible shape.
The honour as "King of the Cruiserweights" remained Neville's after an incredible all-British title fight against Jack Gallagher.
While the gentleman couldn't exhibit the aggression to rival his Newcastle-born foe over the past weeks, he certainly put up a fight on the evening as he took Neville out with a twisting suicide dive and then a suplex for near falls.
Living up to the billing as cruiserweights, there was high-flying action all around the ring but whatever Neville threw at him, Gallagher refused to give in. A number of late headbutts was the last rallying call, but when Neville was forced to pull out the Red Arrow, that would be it. And still Cruiserweight champion, but not without a struggle.
Roman Reigns handed the giant Braun Strowman his first ever pinfall singles loss to set his sights on WrestleMania 33 with an emphatic statement.
The cameras were flashing when Braun did the unthinkable and climbed to the top turnbuckle, but that decision would be the start of his demise. He missed the drop, and was groggy allowing Roman Reigns to crush him with a spear and pull off the win.
Another streak would come to an end in the evening's co-main event as Charlotte lost for the first time in a pay-per-view singles match as Bayley retained her RAW Women's Championship.
There were times were both thought they had done enough, but in the dying embers of the match, Charlotte's attempt for a moonsault was cut short by a Sasha Banks run-in, provoking Flair who chased her but instead ran into a Bayley-to-Belly suplex on the outside - another one in the middle of the ring put her out for the three count and Bayley's title reign kept in tact going into the Grandest Stage of Them All.
Goldberg was crowned the WWE Universal Champion in a short-lived main event as the distraction from the returning Chris Jericho made it easy pickings for the man who conquered Lesnar at Survivor Series.
Kevin Owens was feeling the pressure in Milwaukee, and on several occasions before the bell rang escaped to the outside to watch on, and perhaps try to frustrate the challenger. But he amped himself up and got ready to fight, when the music of Chris Jericho - the former tag team partner of Owens who he betrayed in a savage attack - hit and left Owens beside himself.
Goldberg now will square off with Brock Lesnar in a gigantic WrestleMania main event for the world title.