March 3, 2014
results thanks to wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and JBL welcome us to the sold out Allstate Arena in Chicago. The New Age Outlaws will defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against The Usos. We’ll also see Daniel Bryan take on Batista.
CM Punk’s music hits, and the place comes unglued! The cheers quickly turn to boos when Paul Heyman walks out to the ring instead. A gigantic “CM Punk” chant breaks out as Heyman stands in the center of the ring. He holds the microphone out for the crowd to keep chanting. Heyman says CM Punk deserves louder than what they’re giving right now. They go even louder with “CM Punk” chants. Heyman sits in the ring with his legs crossed much like CM Punk. Heyman says he came here tonight to tell the story of a Paul Heyman Guy that was never truly wanted in WWE. A Paul Heyman Guy that they thought was too small to main event WrestleMania. A Paul Heyman Guy that didn’t have the right corporate look and too many tattoos. This is a Paul Heyman Guy who would rebel against the system, the Authority, and the first family to a degree that they didn’t want him in WWE from day one, and they don’t want him in WWE right now. Heyman came here tonight to tell the story of a Paul Heyman Guy that had the balls to say what nobody else had the balls to say. Heyman is here to tell about a Paul Heyman Guy that was born, raised, and still living in Chicago. The arena is going nuts right now.
Paul Heyman repeats his name, and he says this is his “pipe bomb” about CM Punk… who is not here this evening. The crowd boos loudly for that. A loud “CM Punk” chant breaks up. Heyman says he agrees with them. No one is more upset about Punk not being there than him. If Punk were here tonight, he would be doing exactly what he claims to do. He’d prove his detractors wrong and show the WWE Universe that he is the Best in the World. So what really happened? Why isn’t CM Punk here tonight? Why won’t anyone talk about him anymore? There is a finger to point around here. There is someone to blame. There is someone to hold accountable for why CM Punk wouldn’t put up with it anymore. There comes a time when you must risk your job security and point the finger of blame. Heyman points the finger of blame at the WWE Universe. The crowd boos.
Heyman says they can boo him all they want. The truth hurts. Heyman says this is why he likes lying because the truth stings. When CM Punk was with him, he was the longest reigning WWE Champion of the past twenty-five years. Heyman provided the outlet for Punk’s soul to be nourished. The fans took Punk away from him. They made CM Punk their hero. They said they’d give him the love and respect, but it didn’t get them far. They didn’t just take CM Punk away from him. They took CM Punk away from themselves.
Heyman doesn’t just blame the WWE Universe. He also blames the Undertaker. This downward spiral began when they couldn’t beat The Streak at WrestleMania. Heyman says he wants revenge on the Undertaker. How do you get revenge on him and kill what is already dead? Heyman wants to see The Streak taken away from the Undertaker. There is only one man on the planet that can do that. There is only one man who can conquer that. That man who can do that is his best friend in the world. He is the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar!
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and he comes out to a great reception from the crowd. His hand is taped up from being stabbed last week. Lesnar stand in the ring, and the crowd chants “CM Punk.” Heyman has a replay shown of what Undertaker is capable of. They show the replay from last week’s RAW when Undertaker stabbed him in the hand and chokeslammed him through the table. Back to live action, the building is shaking with “CM Punk” chants. Lesnar grabs the microphone and says unlike some people, he doesn’t make claims that he can’t back up. Last week, the Undertaker attacked him because he believes that the man is scared to death of him. There have been many a foe that have tried to conquer The Streak, and they have failed to do so. Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and their baby boy CM Punk are failures. At WrestleMania XXX, he, Brock Lesnar, will conquer The Streak! Lesnar’s music hits, and he leaves with Paul Heyman.
As they go up the ramp, Mark Henry’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage to block them. Lesnar welcomes the fight. Lesnar jumps off the steps, and Henry swats him down. Lesnar quickly comes back by reversing a whip into the steel steps. Lesnar picks up the steps and cracks them off the skull of Henry. Lesnar rips the top off the commentary table and breaks all the monitors. It appears a cameraman may have been hit by one of the flying monitors. Lesnar then hoists Henry up and gives him an F-5 through the table! Lesnar and Heyman stand tall over Henry as a “CM Punk” chant continues! Lesnar and Heyman then leave the ringside area.
The New Age Outlaws will defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against The Usos, next.
WWE Tag Team Championships
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. The Usos
Before the match begins, the Road Dogg asks Chicago if they’re ready. He’s been thinking about it, and he doesn’t think Chicago is worthy of his catchphrases. Road Dogg then puts the microphone down as the crowd boos.
Jey Uso will start the match against The Road Dogg. Road Dogg kicks him and puts him in the corner. Jey comes back with a punch to the face before sending him into the ropes. Road Dogg hip tosses him into the corner and picks up a two count. Road Dogg then knocks him out of the ring. Billy Gunn is tagged in, and he kicks Jey at ringside before putting him back in the ring. Gunn punches away at him before tagging the Road Dogg back in. Road Dogg chops him in the corner before punching him. Jey turns him around and unleashes some right hands on him. Road Dogg reverses a whip, but Jey puts the brakes on. Jey then runs into a clothesline. Road Dogg kicks away at him before throwing him out of the ring. Road Dogg taunts the crowd as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Jey Uso fighting Road Dogg until Billy Gunn is tagged in. Gunn takes Jey out and picks up a near fall. Road Dogg is tagged back in, and he kicks Jey in the midsection. Road Dogg blocks a kick and spins him. Road Dogg ducks one enzuigiri, but he can’t duck the second one.
Jimmy Uso and Billy Gunn are tagged in. Jimmy knocks Road Dogg of the apron before hitting Gunn with a back elbow. Jimmy punches him, ducks a clothesline, and kicks him before delivering an uppercut. Gunn reverses a whip, and Jimmy knocks Road Dogg off the apron again. Jimmy then hits Gunn with a Samoan Drop before hitting Road Dogg with a full nelson bomb. Jimmy hits a running butt bump to the face of Road Dogg before hitting Gunn with a corkscrew senton for a near fall. Jimmy goes to the top rope, but Road Dogg distracts him. Jimmy superkicks him off the apron. Gunn rolls him up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Gunn comes right back with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for a near fall.
The crowd is really into this match. Gunn sets him up for a Famouser, but Jimmy avoids it. Jimmy ducks a clothesline and tags in Jey as he hits Road Dogg with a plancha. Jey superkicks Gunn down and hits a Superfly Splash for the win!
Winners and new WWE Tag Team Champions: The Usos
Match Rating: **
The crowd goes wild as Jimmy and Jey Uso celebrate big time in the ring. The crowd gives them a tremendous hand as they hold the titles above their heads.
Aaron Paul, the star of “Breaking Bad” and “Need for Speed,” is the guest host of RAW. They show a video clip from his upcoming movie.
Some divas are seen watching the clip backstage. Natalya says the Bellas have a “need for speed.” Aksana says something about liking fast cars.
Cesaro w/ Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter vs. Big E
They lock up, and Cesaro gets a side headlock. They hit the ropes, and Cesaro counters a leapfrog into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. The crowd goes wild, and Cesaro acknowledges them. Cesaro uppercuts him before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Big E hits a running shoulder thrust before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E sets up for his big splash, but Cesaro throws him out of the ring. Big E punches Swagger away, and Cesaro punches Big E as he comes back into the ring. Cesaro then hits the Cesaro Swing with ten revolutions on Big E. All of a sudden, Swagger runs in and hits a Swagger Bomb to cause the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Big E
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Cesaro isn’t happy about what just happened, and he confronts Swagger. Swagger walks off on both Colter and Cesaro. Big E then grabs Cesaro and hits the Big Ending. The crowd boos Big E as he goes up the ramp. Swagger watches from ringside, and he appears to be stunned.
Daniel Bryan will take on Batista later tonight.
The Shield makes their entrance through the crowd to a tremendous reception. They’ll face The Wyatt Family in a huge rematch, next!
“Chicago… we’re here.”
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family
A “This is awesome” chant breaks out before the Wyatts even get in the ring. As they approach the ring, Seth Rolling and Dean Ambrose take out Luke Harper and Erick Rowan with suicide dives. Bray Wyatt gets in the ring, and Roman Reigns hits him with a Samoan Drop! Reigns throws him out of the ring.
The match begins, and Rollins hits Harper with a forearm in the corner before dropkicking him down. Rollins goes for the ten punches, but Harper gets out. Harper goes for a German Superplex, but Rollins flips through and lands on his feet. Rollins clotheslines Harper out of the ring and dropkicks Rowan off the apron. Rollins takes Harper out with a flipping senton, and he lands on his feet! Rollins then takes out Rowan with a flipping senton, and he lands on his feet again! Rollins kicks Harper in the head before going to the top rope, and Ambrose attacks Wyatt as he tries to interfere. The brawl causes Rollins to fall off the top rope. Harper goes to the outside of the ring, and he sends Rollins into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Rollins trapped in a side headlock applied by Harper. Rollins fights up and punches out. Harper pushes him against the ropes and clotheslines him down. Ambrose talks some trash to Harper at ringside. Harper then turns into a dropkick from Rollins. Ambrose gets off the apron to confront Wyatt. Reigns gets off to get Ambrose. Rollins was about to make a tag, and no one was there for him. Rowan is tagged in, and he avalanches Rollins in the corner. Rollins then catches Rowan with an STO into the turnbuckle. Harper big boots Reigns off the apron before going back to his corner.
Ambrose is tagged in, and he takes Rowan down with some punches. Rowan reverses a whip, but Ambrose ducks a clothesline and hits a flying clothesline of his own. Ambrose ties him up in the ropes and dropkicks the knee. Ambrose takes Rowan down with a dragon screw before applying a Figure Four Leglock. Harper comes in, and he hits Ambrose with a double stomp. Reigns takes Harper out of the ring. Reigns then throws him into the timekeeper’s area. In the ring, Wyatt is tagged in, and he slams Ambrose down. Wyatt punches away at Ambrose before stomping the face. Wyatt uppercuts him in the corner, and Harper is tagged in. Harper punches away at Ambrose as the fans chant, “This is awesome.” Harper stands on Ambrose’s head. Rowan tags in, and he stomps away at Ambrose. Rowan then hits Ambrose with a pump-handle backbreaker for a near fall. Rowan then digs his fists into Ambrose’s temples. Ambrose pulls on Rowan’s beard to get out. Rowan sends him into the ropes and hits a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Harper is tagged back in, and he uppercuts Ambrose into the ropes. Harper uppercuts him again as a “Roman Reigns” chant breaks out. Harper uppercuts him one more time, and Ambrose comes back with a big clothesline. Both men are down. Harper holds on to Ambrose’s ankle to prevent him from making a tag. Wyatt is tagged in, and he knocks Reigns off the apron. Ambrose then takes Wyatt out with a DDT!
Ambrose goes to make a tag to Rollins, and Rollins jumps off the apron before he does! Rollins then walks off on Ambrose and goes up the ramp! Reigns wonders where he’s going, and Rollins says he can’t be the glue that keeps this together. Rollins tells Reigns that he and Ambrose can figure it out. In the ring, Wyatt takes Ambrose out with a running cross-body, but Reigns breaks up the pinfall! Reigns throws Wyatt out of the ring and takes Rowan out with a Samoan Drop. Reigns then hits Harper with a Superman Punch before knocking Wyatt off the apron. Rowan attacks Reigns from behind. Ambrose jumps on Rowan’s back to save Reigns. Reigns then clotheslines Rowan out of the ring. Ambrose gives Harper a drop-toe-hold into the ropes, and Reigns hits a running dropkick to his face from ringside.
In the ring, Ambrose takes Wyatt down with some punches. At ringside, Reigns spears Rowan over the commentary table! They both nearly landed on their heads. In the ring, Harper takes Ambrose out with a big boot. Harper then hits Reigns with a suicide dive! Ambrose takes Harper down at ringside, and Wyatt sends Ambrose into the ring post. Another “This is awesome” chant breaks out. Rollins is watching from the ramp as Wyatt looks at Ambrose upside down. Wyatt then this Sister Abigail on Ambrose for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Wyatt Family
Match Rating: ***
Rollins looks like he’s having an internal struggle as he watches from the ramp. Replays are shown of the final moments of the match. The commentators talk about how Rollins tried multiple times to make tags only to find his partners not there. The Wyatt Family stands over Dean Ambrose as Rollins watches from the ramp.
Renee Young is backstage with Batista. Focusing on the here and now, she asks about facing Daniel Bryan tonight. Batista says the YES Movement is the stupidest thing he’s heard of. They have too many fans that read too many comics and watch too many movies. Guys like Daniel Bryan don’t just turn into superheroes. Guys like Bryan aren’t like him. They may not like it, but it’s a fact they’ll have to deal with.
They show some highlights from the first hour of the show, including The Usos big win to become WWE Tag Team Champions. They’ll face the New Age Outlaws in a rematch live on WWE Main Event, only on the WWE Network!
Fandango and Summer Rae vs. Santino Marella and Emma
Santino will start the match against Fandango. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Emma and Summer Rae will start instead. Emma then tags Santino back in, and Fandango gets in. Emma finally tags in one more time. Santino then tags in. They keep accidentally tagging in with high fives. Fandango attacks Santino and clotheslines him down. Fandango uppercuts him before punching him down. Santino comes back with punches before Fandango reverses a whip. Fandango hits a wheel kick for a two count. Fandango hits a suplex before going to the top rope. Santino moves and punches him before hitting a splitting stunner. A “We Want Ziggler” chant starts.
Emma and Summer Rae are tagged in. Emma blocks a kick and hits some clotheslines. Emma dances before having a whip to the corner reversed on her. Emma boots her in the face before applying a reverse tarantula. Emma does some more dancing before hitting a running cross-body in the corner. Fandango tries to make the save, but Santino scares him away with the Cobra. Emma then applies the Emma Lock for the win.
Winners by Submission: Santino Marella and Emma
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Santino and Emma do a strange post match dance. Santino then teaches Emma how to do his trombone dance.
A replay is shown of Christian attacking Sheamus last Friday on Smackdown. Sheamus will take on Christian, next.
Stephanie McMahon talks about being able to share some of the greatest moments in WWE history with her daughters thanks to the WWE Network.
Christian vs. Sheamus
The bell rings, and Christian talks some trash to Sheamus before slapping him in the face a few times. Christian quickly bolts from the ring as Sheamus chases him. Sheamus catches him, pulls him out of the ring and sends him into the barricade. Sheamus uppercuts him before sending him into the barricade again. Sheamus sends him into the ring, and he stands on his leg before stomping him. Sheamus chokes him with his boot before hitting a delayed body slam. Sheamus drops a knee for a two count. Christian reverses a whip to the ropes, and he knees Sheamus in the midsection. Christian kicks him before standing on his throat. Christian taunts the fans before punching him. Sheamus fights back with a club and a short-arm clothesline.
Christian comes back with a slap to the face, and Sheamus hits him with an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus picks up a near fall. Christian reverses a whip, but Sheamus comes back with a kick to the face. Christian gives him a back body drop over the top rope and baseball slides him down. Sheamus sidesteps a plancha, and Christian hits the mats hard. Sheamus sends him into the steps before putting him on his shoulder. Christian slides off and hides behind the commentators.
We come back from the break to see Christian go to the second rope, and Sheamus rips him off. Sheamus goes to the top rope, and Sheamus fights him back. Christian then throws him off the top rope to the outside. Christian goes outside and throws him into the timekeeper’s area. Christian throws him back into the ring for a near fall. Christian continues assaulting Sheamus wish some vicious kicks before he rolls to the apron. Christian clotheslines him on the apron before dragging him into the ring and stepping on his face while taunting the fans. Christian covers for a one count. Sheamus fights back, but Christian comes back with a back suplex. Christian taunts the fans before going to the top rope. Sheamus then rolls out of the way of a Frog Splash.
Sheamus pushes Christian to the corner, but Christian kicks him. Christian goes for a cross-body, but Sheamus catches him, puts him on his shoulders, and hits a rolling fireman’s carry. They trade punches with Sheamus coming out on top. Sheamus hits an Irish hammer before hitting a shoulder thrust in the corner. Christian avoids a knee lift, and Sheamus sends him to the apron. Sheamus goes to club the chest, but Christian fights out. Christian jumps off the top rope, but Sheamus catches him and hot shots him. Sheamus hits the Beats of the Bodhrán before hitting a high knee. Sheamus then hits the ropes and hits a second high knee for a near fall. Christian tries to beg Sheamus to leave him alone. Christian pushes him to the corner and catches him with a reverse DDT. Christian goes to the top rope and hits a Frog Splash for a near fall!
Christian cannot believe it. Christian catapults off the top rope and goes for an uppercut, but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus pulls him into the ring and hits White Noise, but Christian kicks out! Sheamus goes for a powerbomb, but Christian gets out and catches him with a pendulum kick. Sheamus then hits Christian with a Brogue Kick from the apron for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Match Rating: **
Daniel Bryan will take on Batista in tonight’s main event. John Cena will also address The Wyatt Family’s assault on him.
Renee Young is backstage with Sheamus. She congratulates him on his victory. Sheamus says it’s been a hard road back from recovery. Before he can say anything else, Christian attacks him from behind and slams him against the RAW interview set. Christian then hits him with some floor lights before the referees pull him off.
Alicia Fox and Aksana vs. The Bella Twins
Brie and Aksana lock up, and Aksana applies a waistlock. Aksana elbows her, and then Brie elbows her. Brie kicks her in the back and tags in Nikki. Nikki hits a rolling neck snapper for a two count. Nikki wrenches the arm before tagging in Brie. They hit a double-team move before Brie knees Aksana in the face. Brie goes to the second rope, and Alicia Fox distracts her. Aksana pulls her off the top rope, and tags in Alicia, who picks up a two count. Alicia applies a chin lock before bouncing her off the mat. Aksana tags in, and she bounces Brie some more. Aksana blatantly misses a bunch of slaps before tagging in Alicia. Brie fights them off before Alicia comes back with a cutoff. Aksana kicks away at her before slamming her down for a two count. Alicia applies a chin lock, but Brie fights her off. Alicia stops her from making a tag, but she eventually does.
Nikki takes both Aksana and Alicia down before hitting a knee to Alicia’s face. Nikki hits a back body drop for a two count broken up by Aksana. Brie then takes Aksana out with a missile dropkick. Nikki then avoids a boot from Alicia and hits a Torture Rack Backbreaker for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Bella Twins
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Daniel Bryan is seen walking backstage. He’ll be in action against Batista, next.
Two of the stars of the USA Network’s new show “Sirens” are shown at ringside.
Daniel Bryan again challenges Triple H to a match at WrestleMania XXX
Daniel Bryan comes out to an incredible reaction from the Chicago crowd. Bryan stands in the center of the ring with a microphone, and they shower him with “YES!” chants. Bryan says that is what he likes to hear. The people in Chicago understand one thing: you have a voice. We have a voice, and tonight we are going to hijack RAW! The crowd explodes with a “YES!” chant. Bryan says he is not going to leave this ring until one of two things happens. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Bryan will not leave this ring until Batista comes down to fight or until Triple H comes down to answer his challenge. Last week, he challenged Triple H to a match at WrestleMania, and he turned him down.
Triple H’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage smiling with his wife, Stephanie McMahon. They get in the ring, and a massive “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Stephanie says she admires Bryan’s tenacity. After all his losses, especially at Elimination Chamber, she wouldn’t be out there trying to hijack RAW. She’d be embarrassed. It’s hard to hear her as the boos are so loud. Bryan ignores her, and he says Triple H can dodge it, but he won’t let it rest. For the past six months, he’s been beaten and screwed over. Every time he gets an opportunity at the title, out comes The Shield, a screwy referee, or Kane. Triple H even Pedigreed him to keep him from the title. Still he stands here not broken with the people behind him. A “YES!” chant breaks out. Bryan says he’s stronger than ever. Bryan then suggests they fight at WrestleMania XXX.
Triple H says that isn’t going to happen before wondering what it is about Bryan’s generation. Why can’t they accept their failures and inadequacies? Triple H calls this the “Excuses Era” or the “Blame Era.” The people of this era never say they aren’t good enough. They just blame everyone else by saying “they” held them down or buried it. The reality is anybody that has ever failed here is because they were not good enough. A massive “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Triple H says that’s the reality. Bryan’s reality is that he’s a B+ player. While that angers people, B+ is pretty damn good. It’s better than the fans. B+ is a good spot for Bryan. It’s going to take way more than a B+ player to get him to lace up his boots at WrestleMania. An “asshole” chant breaks out, and Triple H says that means it’s Bryan’s turn.
Bryan says the people can see through Triple H’s lies. That’s why they chant. Another big “YES!” chant breaks out. Triple H comes out and says he does what is best for business, but he doesn’t listen to the people. He doesn’t listen to the YES! Movement and their desire to see people like him succeed. The only way they will ever get Triple H to see that is if he beats the crap out of him at WrestleMania. Every time Bryan suggests a fight at WrestleMania, the people don’t like it.
Stephanie wonders why they’d listen to this sea of inadequacy. The people will turn on you. The only people who won’t are herself and Triple H. It’s intoxicating to hear the chants. She gets that. It goes to your head. It’s easy to get wrapped up in that, but when you think about it, without her family, Bryan would have nothing. 21 trucks pulled up to the arena to make this for Bryan. The ring and television are for Bryan provided by her and her family. Without them, he wouldn’t have his underdog persona. He wouldn’t have his t-shirts. They made Daniel Bryan. The fans don’t like that at all.
Bryan says Stephanie’s delusions of self-importance and admirable. Bryan suggests she put on Triple H’s trunks while Triple H wears her skirt. They can then fight at WrestleMania while Triple H watches. Triple H says he’s 90% sure Stephanie would whip Bryan’s ass. Triple H says it just isn’t going to happen. Triple H says this isn’t his first rodeo. He’s not going to take the bait like it’s grade school. The match isn’t going to happen. WrestleMania is the Showcase of the Immortals. This, pointing at Bryan, as hard as it is to swallow, doesn’t measure up. Triple H then orders Bryan to get out of his ring. Bryan says this isn’t Triple H’s ring. Stephanie says it is their ring. Bryan says it is the WWE Universe’s ring. A “YES!” chant breaks out. Triple H clarifies this for everyone – everything in the arena, including the fans and Daniel Bryan, belong to them. Triple H then orders him to get the hell out of his ring.
Bryan gets in Triple H’s face, and he tells him to make him. Stephanie then calls out for Kane. Kane’s pyro explodes, and he comes out to the ring. Bryan takes him out with a suicide dive, and he punches away at Kane. Stephanie then orders security to come out. The referees run down, and Stephanie again calls for security. Security pulls him off, and a “CM Punk” chant breaks out. They block Bryan from the ring as Stephanie tells him to stay out.
Daniel Bryan will be back out later tonight to face Batista in a match. John Cena will also address The Wyatt Family.
They show footage from earlier in the night when Mark Henry confronted Brock Lesnar only to take an F-5 through the commentary table. The commentators then throw it to the RAW Preshow team of Josh Mathews, Booker T, Alex Riley, and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. The panel then talks about if the Undertaker’s streak is over before talking about Daniel Bryan’s challenge to Triple H.
Aaron Paul, the host of the show, drives Dolph Ziggler into the ring in a Shelby Mustang. They get a tremendous reception.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul is on commentary for the next match. Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the knee and stomps him as soon as the bell rings. Del Rio flapjacks him before taunting the fans with Ziggler’s taunt. Del Rio stomps him for a two count. Del Rio punches Ziggler to the corner. Ziggler sidesteps him and hits a dropkick. Ziggler hits some punches in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. Del Rio avoids a famouser and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Del Rio waits for Ziggler to get up. Ziggler avoids a kick and hits a DDT for a near fall. Ziggler picks him up, and Del Rio hits a double knee arm-breaker. Del Rio kicks him in the face for a near fall. Aaron Paul stands on the table and taunts Del Rio. Del Rio yells at him before going for a Cross Arm Breaker. Ziggler twists out and hits the Zig-Zag for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: *
Dolph Ziggler stands tall in the ring with Aaron Paul. They celebrate with the fans.
The next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame will be announced, next.
Paul Bearer is announced as the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Ohhhh yesssss!!
Jack Swagger vs. Big E
They circle the ring, and Cesaro attacks Big E from behind and gives him a Neutralizer for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Big E
Match Rating: N/A
Jack Swagger gets in Cesaro’s face after that. Swagger shoves Cesaro, and he looks at the crowd knowingly. Swagger says they are even. Cesaro says if he does that one more time, there will be a problem. Swagger shoves him again, and Cesaro gets him in position for the Cesaro Swing. Zeb Colter tells Cesaro not to do it and to be a Real American. The fans are going nuts, and Colter tells him not to listen to the fans. Colter says for the sake of the people, don’t do it. Cesaro lets him go, and Colter tells him to help his brother up. Cesaro extends his hand, and he helps Swagger up. Colter says they’ll put this behind them. Colter tells them to hug it out. They don’t want to at first, but eventually they do. There is still a lot of tension there. Colter then has everyone say, “We the people!” Cesaro and Swagger never take their eyes off one another.
John Cena will address The Wyatt Family, next.
Daniel Bryan will take on Kane tomorrow night on WWE Main Event live on the WWE Network.
John Cena address The Wyatt Family’s attack on him
John Cena’s music hits, and he comes out to massive boos. Cena’s left leg is heavily taped, and he is hobbling down to the ring. Cena stands in the ring as the crowd loudly boos him. Cena smiles at them as a “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Cena thanks them for the warm Chicago welcome. Last week, The Wyatt Family injured him. The fans cheer that. Cena says under doctor’s orders, he will not have a match tonight. The crowd cheers wildly and chants, “YES!” Cena says he’ll take that as their way of saying, “Get well soon.”
Even though he’s not going to compete tonight, he wanted to come out here. Another “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Cena says he’s out to hear the energy and passion of an entire city. He doesn’t have a match tonight, but the Allstate Arena has held a special place in his heart. He’s competed at WrestleMania here. Brock Lesnar kicked the hell out of him in this arena. Not long ago, at Money in the Bank, he had a special moment with a certain someone here. Cena says they’ve been going at it for a while, and he hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Chicago, but he respects the hell out of this city. Even though they may boo him out of the arena, he always hears them and knows that they’re honest. He also knows that they’re loud. He’s been listening to tonight. He’s heard about the hijacking. The WWE Universe wants change. Cena says success in this company is earned. Change will come, and it will go through him. The crowd boos this. To any WWE Superstar, especially Mr. Wyatt, if he thinks he’s in the driver’s seat, he’s dead wrong. His name is John Cena, and he’s given the last 12 years of his life to this business. He’s doing the same thing he did in 2002 in this arena when he debuted. He’s standing tall, right here.
The Wyatt Family’s video flashes, and the lights go out. Bray Wyatt appears on the screen. Wyatt asks if Cena can feel the people. Cena reminds him of a championship thoroughbred horse, one that’s been running for a long time. When he wins, people cheer. One day, the horse starts to slow down. That is when reality sets in. Now he finds himself not looking for his next finish line, he’s in the back of the barn laid up on a slab. Wyatt wonders when Cena’s reality will set in. Mercy is calling him by name. Wyatt is the reaper, and he is going to put Cena down. Wyatt is going to share a little secret. He knows what Cena is afraid of. The loneliest man on the earth is the man who sits alone in his empty castle. Wyatt will take that all away from him. Follow the buzzards!
Batista is seen walking backstage. He runs into Randy Orton. Orton wishes Batista the best of luck against Daniel Bryan tonight. Batista vs. Bryan is next.
Alexander Rusev address the live crowd
Lana comes out to the stage and asks people to rise for the Bulgarian Brute – Alexander Rusev. Rusev stands atop some steps and speaks in his native tongue before raising his arm up.
They show footage of Hulk Hogan on The Today Show last week. Willie Geist is a big fan of Hogan’s. Hogan will be on RAW next week with a WrestleMania XXX announcement.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton makes his way to ringside to get a better look at the next match. Batista is out next, and he is getting viciously booed.
Batista vs. Daniel Bryan
They circle the ring and lock up. Batista powers him down and stands in the corner. They lock up, and Bryan applies a waistlock. Batista elbows him in the head and applies a side headlock. Bryan whips him off, and Batista takes him down with a shoulder block. Batista looks at Orton. They lock up, and Batista applies a side headlock. Bryan whips him off and dropkicks him in the knee. Bryan twists the leg and kicks it a few times. Bryan then chokes him with his boot. Bryan puts him in the corner and kicks away at him before wrapping his leg around the ropes. Bryan then dropkicks the leg. Batista clutches his knee as Bryan celebrates with the fans. Bryan pulls him into the center of the ring and applies a single leg crab. Batista kicks him away and clutches the leg.
Bryan uppercuts him a few times before having a whip reversed on him. Bryan kicks Batista in the face and hits the ropes. Batista then clotheslines him down. A “You can’t wrestle” chant breaks out. Batista drops Bryan throat-first on the top rope. Batista then throws Bryan out of the ring. They’re taking a commercial break at 11:05 EST. This is running long.
We come back from the break to see Bryan elbowing out of a chin lock. Batista kicks him and sends him to the corner, but Bryan scales the turnbuckle, backflips over him, and hits a flying elbow. Bryan hits him with a pair of running dropkicks in the corner. Batista gets out of the ring before a third can be hit. Bryan then hits a suicide dive on Batista! A huge “YES!” chant breaks out. Bryan puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope for a missile dropkick. Bryan kips up and kicks away at his chest before kicking him in the head for a near fall. Orton gets up from his chair in anticipation.
Bryan goes to the top rope as Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Kane come to ringside. Batista then knocks Bryan off the top rope. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Batista sends Bryan into the steel steps before throwing him into Orton. Batista picks Bryan up and throws him into the ring. Batista taunts the “YES!” chant as they chant “Overrated.” Bryan then takes him out with a roundhouse kick. They’re both down as Orton gets in the ring. Orton then clotheslines Bryan to cause a disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: * 1/2
Orton goes to RKO Batista, but he pushes him into a Busaiku Knee Kick! Bryan then dropkicks Batista in the corner and kicks Kane off the apron. Kane falls into Triple H! Bryan then goes to give Triple H and Kane a suicide dive, but Batista spears him down. Triple H then keeps Kane back from attacking Bryan. A huge “CM Punk” chant breaks out.
Triple H stands over Bryan and says he’s getting tired of his fantasy crap. Bryan then kicks Triple H in the head. Batista then gives Bryan a Batista Bomb. Triple H angrily takes off his jacket and tie before giving Bryan a Pedigree in the center of the ring. Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Kane stand over Bryan as the crowd boos. Triple H’s music drowns out a “CM Punk” chant. Michael Cole is livid on commentary as they show replays of what just happened.