MATCH 1: WWE Tag Team Champions the Usos (Jey and Jimmy) vs. Rybaxel (Curtis Axel and Ryback) (non-title)
Jey and Ryback start with a lock-up. Ryback shoves Jey back, and Jey answers with a superkick, followed by an uppercut. Ryback recovers and tosses Jey to the floor. Axel tags in and hits a running axe handle from the apron. Back in, Axel gets a 1-count and tags in Ryback. They double corner-whip him, and Ryback quickly tags back out to Axel. Rybaxel hit a double suplex for a 2-count by Axel. Axel drops an elbow, mounts the middle, tags Ryback and hits an elbow from the buckles. Ryback comes in and hits a falling splash from the middle rope for 2. Ryback applies a rear chinlock, then snaps Jey down as he tries to get to is feet before reapplying the hold. Jey fights out, then runs into a standing spinebuster for 2 as Jimmy breaks up the pin. Ryback nails some back elbows in the corner and tags in Axel. Axel gets whipped into Jey, and Jey blocks with a back elbow before sidestepping Ryback and sending him to the floor. Axel recovers and lands a running knee before dropkicking Jimmy off the apron. Axel comes off the top, and Jey meets him in mid-air with a kick. Jimmy tags in, hits the Samoan Splash and gets 3.
WINNERS: The Usos.
Dolph Ziggler comes out and says he’s sure he’ll catch a beating for what he has to say, and he’s sure he’ll be punished & pushed further down the totem pole, but he couldn’t just sit back and listen to this. He never liked the Shield, but he dug their vibe. They bucked authority and dominated Evolution. They even made Batista quit, which was great. However, what Rollins did to his own brothers was worse than anything. He would never do that, and Rollins is a traitor. He did the worst thing he could ever do, and that’s sell out. Rollins whispers in Trips’ ear, and Trips tells Ziggler he’s got fair points. Rollins sold out, something Ziggler will never do. Rollins has sold out arenas night after night, something Ziggler will never do. And yes, Ziggler will catch a beating for this, because he’s going one-on-one with Rollins right now.
MATCH 2: Seth Rollins (w/Triple H) vs. Dolph Ziggler
They lock up, and Rollins backs Ziggler into the corner, nailing him with a back elbow. Rollins headbutts Ziggler, then chokes him over the middle rope. He nails some rights to the face, then boots Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler comes back with a flurry of rights, but then runs into a big knee. Rollins hits a kneedrop and a bodyslam. He hits a running kneedrop off the ropes for 2, then drives his knee into Ziggler’s back while pulling his hair. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body off the ropes, right into some mounted punches. Ziggler nails a dropkick, then clotheslines Rollins to the floor. Back in, Rollins immediately goes on the attack and stomps Ziggler down. He hits a snapmare and a kick to the spine for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Ziggler gets to his feet and breaks free before hitting a spinning headscissors into a scissored sleeper. Rollins breaks the hold with a sit-out jawbreaker. Ziggler rolls to the apron, where Rollins kicks him to the floor. Commercials.
Back from the break, Rollins has Ziggler in a cobra clutch. Ziggler fights out, but quickly gets hit with a complete shot into the middle buckle. Rollins foot-chokes Ziggler across the bottom rope, but then gets nailed in the face out of the corner. Ziggler hits a big boot before receiving a mule kick. He recovers and hits a leaping DDT. The two trade punches until Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. In the corner, Ziggler hits some mounted punches and a neckbreaker. The Show-Off Elbow for 2. Rollins heads to the floor, and Ziggler meets him outside with a dropkick. Rollins is rolled back in, and Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper. Rollins blocks and goes for a powerbomb. Ziggler counters into a sunset flip, rolls through and hits the rocker dropper for 2. Rollins rolls to the apron, where he blasts Ziggler in the face with a kick. Rollins climbs to the top, but Ziggler meets him with a facebuster from the top for 2. Ziggler looks for the Zig-Zag, but Rollins blocks it,then catches him in the face with another kick in mid-air. Rollins then peppers Ziggler with lefts and rights before powerbombing him into the buckles and hitting the jumping curb stomp for 3.
WINNER: Seth Rollins.
Renee Young is standing by with Bad News Barrett. She wants to know his thoughts going into a Triple Threat Match with Rob Van Dam and Cesaro for the IC title, and the fact that Cesaro attacked both him and RVD on Main Event. Barrett doesn’t see how facing two men is fair. He’s already beaten RVD, and Cesaro deserted him on RAW. Then, on Main Event, Cesaro interfered in his business. RVD is a flower child, and Cesaro has fleas because he sleeps with a dog named Paul Heyman. Well, he’s afraid he’s got some bad news, as tonight, there’s only going to be one winner, and that’s BNB.
Triple H and Seth Rollins meet Randy Orton in the back. Orton tells him he made the right choice and welcomes him to the “dark side”. They’re stopped by the Big Show. Show says Ziggler was right. Rollins is a piece of trash, and he wishes Rollins would try what he did with Ziggler with Show tonight. Trips starts laughing, then tells Show he’ll be facing Orton later tonight.
Lana comes out and does her usual “America sucks, Russia is great” promo. Then Rusev comes out.
MATCH 3: Rusev (w/Lana) vs. Xavier Woods
Woods comes out in in the Stars and Stripes, and I’m suddenly reminded of Consequences Creed. The match starts, and Rusve immediately shoves him into the corner. Rusev hits an Irish whip, meeting Woods with a jumping side kick. He stomps on Woods’ back, then applies the Accolade for the submission win.
MATCH 4-Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro (w/Paul Heyman) vs. Bad News Barrett (Champion)
BNB and RVD both attack Cesaro at the opening bell, kicking him out of the ring. RVD rolls BNB up for 2, then nails some forearms. Cesaro comes back in and attacks both his opponents until RVD nails a high kick. BNB hits a headbutt on Cesaro. RVD whips them both into the corner, hitting Cesaro with a monkey flip and BNB with a spinning heel kick. He hits a double Rolling Thunder, then covers each man for a 2-count. BNB gets corner-whipped, but Cesaro then tosses RVD to the floor. He stomps BNB down in the corner, then whips him across the ring. BNB puts on the breaks and hits a mule kick, sending Cesaro to the apron. BNB tosses him across the top buckle for a few kicks, then turns around into a superkick by RVD. RVD knocks Cesaro to the floor with a kick, then hits a split-legged moonsault for 2 as Cesaro yanks him to the floor. Commercials.
Back from the break, BNB has RVD in a rear chinlock as Cesaro is laid out on the floor. RVD fights out with elbows, hits a kick off the ropes, nails Cesaro on the apron, then low-bridges BNB to the floor. RVD goes for a dive, but Cesaro meets him on the apron with a European uppercut. BNB attacks Cesaro, but then gets whipped hard into the barricade. Cesaro hits a standing gourdbuster across the barricade, then turns around into an apron moonsault from RVD. RVD hits a spinning legdrop on Barrett from the apron, and now all three are down. Barrett is the first in, and RVD meets him with a slingshot legdrop for 2 as Cesaro breaks up the pin before going right into a deadlift gutwrench suplex on RVD. RVD rolls him up for 2, and as Cesaro kicks him off, BNB catches him with the Winds of Change for 2, only to have Cesaro break up the pin. BNB and RVD are in opposite corners. Cesaro hits BNB with a running European uppercut, but then gets hit with a boot by RVD. RVD goes for a superkick, but Cesaro ducks, causing RVD to nail BNB. Cesaro hits a bridging German suplex on RVD for 2. As BNB is pulling himself up on the apron, Cesaro slams him face-first into the top buckle. Cesaro mounts the middle rope, hits a couple elbows to the head and looks for a superplex. BNB fights him off and hits a hotshot. RVD comes off the opposite side with a Five-Star Frog Splash on Cesaro, but as he gets up, BNB knocks him out with the Bull Hammer for 3.
WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION: Bad News Barrett.
Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron. He says that, at Payback, John Cena locked him in a box. As he peered into the darkness, his memories began to haunt him, and he felt the cold hand of the Reaper pulling him down. He was afraid, but then he began to remember her face, and how she used to warn him about this evil place, and how she said, “They’re going to circle you in the water, Bray, until you see red. But those sharks are going to help you realize death is real. And in death, Bray, you will find your rest. But in rebirth, you will grow much stronger, and you will learn to accept these new, great responsibilities. You’ll become their leader”, she said. “Your voice will sooth their ears and your hand will lead their armies. For you are the way into the city of woe.” Bray laughs and says there’s nothing left to fear. Brothers and sisters, he is reborn. Join him.
MATCH 5: Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
The two lock up, and Nattie hits a hip throw. Fox counters with a headscissors. Nattie escapes, and now they lock up again. Nattie applies an arm wringer, then they crisscross. Nattie gets caught in a handstand, escapes and nails a seated dropkick. She hits a butterfly suplex, and Fox rolls to the floor for a temper tantrum. On the apron, Fox starts meowing. When she gets in the ring, she screams at Nattie, then apologizes before offering a handshake. Nattie accepts, then whips Fox down by the arm before stomping on the hand. Nattie slaps Fox, and Fox tells her to do it again. Nattie does, then rolls up Fox for 1. Fox blocks a second roll-up, then sends Nattie throat-first into the bottom rope. She chokes Nattie with a headscissors, then hits a northern lights suplex for 2. She misses a flipping legdrop, and Nattie goes for the Sharpshooter. Fox kicks her in the face, then goes for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Nattie shifts her weight mid-move and turns it into a cross-body for 3.
Fox throws a tantrum after the match. She then stalks Lilian Garcia at ringside, standing over her against the barricade, asking who rung the bell, because she wasn’t finished. Fox then grabs the hammer and hits the bell with it before crawling across the ring and heading to the back.
MATCH 6: Santino Marella (w/Emma) vs. Bo Dallas
Bo does his usual pre-match routine, avoiding cheap heat this time. The two shake hands and lock up. Dallas hits a fireman’s carry takedown, then circles the ring in celebration. Back in, they shake hands again and lock up once more. Santino hits a pair of armdrags, then does his own victory lap around the ring. Back in, he offers a handshake. Dallas accepts, then turns it into a short-arm clothesline. He hits a second, misses a third, then gets rolled up for 2. Dallas recovers and nails a running elbow to the face. Dallas nails some rights in the corner, then hits Santino across the back of the head. He hits the Running Bodog and gets 3.
WINNER: Bo Dallas.
After the match, Dallas announces he’s 5-0. He tells Emma Santino isn’t a loser and did his best. If you do your best, you are a winner in life. All you have to do is Bolieve.
Renee Young is standing by with the Big Show. She asks how he feels about his match with Orton, and he calls Evolution bullies. Bullies run in packs. When he was a kid, he was made fun of and picked on by bullies. One time, one of the bullies kicked a kickball into his face. The bullies laughed and were so confident. Eventually, he found that bully alone, balled up his fist, and…you can guess what happened next. Tonight, he’s going to ball up that same fist, let it fly, and we’ll see what happens when Orton gets KO’ed by a giant.
MATCH 7: The Big Show vs. Randy Orton (w/Triple H)
Orton hits a boot and several gut shots. Show grabs Orton and throws him to the corner for some gut shots and an open-hand chop to the chest. Orton drops to the floor to have a fit, then gets back in before hitting a couple of boots. He thumbs Show in the eye, clubs him with some forearms to the back and nails an elbow in the corner. Show gets his boot up on a charge, but Orton grabs the leg and hits a knee stunner. Show shakes it off and hits a back elbow off the ropes, sending Orton to the floor once more. Back in, Show hits him with a headbutt. Orton drops to the floor again. Show goes after him, and Orton quickly gets back in the ring. Orton tries to stop Show from re-entering, so Show drags him to the floor for another chop. He goes for a lawn dart into the post, but drops Orton when Trips distracts him. This allows Orton to shove Show face-first into the post. Back in, Orton clubs Show down before hitting a couple kicks to the face for 2. Orton applies a rear chinlock. Show gets to his feet and goes for a bearhug, but Orton clubs him down and reapplies the chinlock. Show gets to his feet with Orton on his back and counters into a sidewalk slam. Show gets up and hits a pair of clotheslines, corner whips Orton and hits a running hip bump. Show comes off the ropes, and Orton nails him with a dropkick. Show rolls to the apron, and Orton stomps him down. Orton boot show in the head as he gets to his feet, then hits him with a suspended DDT across the top rope. Orton signals for the RKO, but Show blocks it and hits a spear. He signals for the KO Punch, but Trips jumps on the apron. Show grabs him by the the throat, then does the same to Orton. Seth Rollins shows up and hits a springboard flying knee on Show, leading to the DQ.
WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: The Big Show.
Orton drops Show with an RKO after the match as Trips brings a chair into the ring. Orton rolls Show onto his stomach and Rollins drops the chair. Orton pulls Show up by his singlet, and Rollins hits the jumping curb stomp into the chair. Orton pulls Show up again, and Rollins hits another curb stomp.
End of show.
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