December 14, 2015
results from wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring looking none too pleased. She says she stands before the crowd as one of the principal owners of WWE. As far as society has come, women in power are still seen as cold hearted, vindictive, and ruthless. That's not who she is. Take away the money and the education, and she is just like everyone in the crowd. She's a human being – a wife and a mother. Consider how she felt last night as she watched her defenseless husband be brutally and savagely attacked by Roman Reigns. The crowd gives that a huge reception. She had to explain to her daughters why Reigns attacked their father and why he was spitting up blood in the hospital. It seems like everyone wants her to be cold hearted, vindictive, and ruthless, so that's what they'll get. Reigns not only attacked her husband, he attacked the COO of WWE and his boss. Therefore, he leaves her no other choice…
Roman Reigns' music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a great reception from the crowd. The commentators talk about how this could be the last time he makes this trip through the crowd due to his attack on Triple H. Stephanie is scowling at him. A "Thank you Roman" chant breaks out. Reigns just stares at her, and she stares right back completely not intimidated. Reigns says he's a father too. Today is his daughter's birthday. Reigns says he loves his daughter. Reigns says he doesn't feel bad at all about whipping her husband's ass. Stephanie says he has a lot of nerve coming out here and wishing his daughter a happy birthday. Reigns isn't taking this seriously. How would it feel for his wife to look in his daughter's eyes to explain the beating he took? Stephanie says he better have something sharp to say because she's ready. Reigns says he's tight on time, so if she's going to fire him, then fire him please. Stephanie says he's nothing more than a coward. The people are thanking Roman… for once again losing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and blaming everyone but himself. Reigns took it out on her husband who had nothing to do with his loss. Reigns is a failure and a disgrace. Reigns starts laughing and says Stephanie is a disgrace. Her husband is a disgrace. Her whole family is a disgrace. Stephanie looks furious and slowly approaches him. Stephanie then smacks him in the face. Reigns turns and smiles, and she smacks him again. Reigns turns and smirks again, so she unloads a bunch of vicious slaps on him. Stephanie goes to leave before turning and smacking the taste out of his mouth again. Reigns' face is lit up. Stephanie says she's not going to fire him because her husband asked her not to, but someone is on the way to the arena that just might fire him. That man is the Chairman of the WWE, Vincent Kennedy McMahon!
The new Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose will be out, next.
The Slammy Awards will take place next Monday.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose
They circle the ring, and Ambrose wrenches the arm before applying a side headlock. Ambrose wrenches the arm again and takes him down. Ziggler twists out and fights up, but Ambrose takes him down with a headlock takeover. Ziggler fights up before whipping him off, but Ambrose shoulder blocks him down. Ambrose hits the ropes, but Ziggler dropkicks him for a two count. Ziggler pins him a few more times for only a one count. Ziggler backs him to the corner before sending him to the opposite corner. Ambrose slingshots over him before body slamming him down. Ambrose poses for the crowd before covering him for a one count. Ambrose delivers a suplex for a one count. Ambrose ties the legs up and pulls on the hair before applying a Regal Stretch. Ziggler punches out, but Ambrose knees him in the midsection. Ambrose drops an elbow for a two count. Ambrose then applies a surfboard stretch. Ziggler punches out before hitting the ropes, but Ambrose follows him and knees him in the midsection. Ambrose hits the ropes, but Ziggler clotheslines him down. Ziggler avalanches him in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. Ambrose avoids a famouser and clotheslines him over the top rope. Ambrose then takes him out with a big suicide dive. Ambrose throws him back into the ring before going to the top rope. Ziggler avoids the elbow drop and rolls him up for a two count. The trade pins before Ambrose blocks the superkick. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Ziggler fights out. They stare at each other as we're at a stalemate.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose climb to the top rope for an elbow drop, but Ziggler dropkicks him out of mid-air for a near fall. Ambrose pulls himself up in the corner and avoids an avalanche. Ambrose rolls him up for a two count. Ambrose goes for a body slam, but Ziggler slides off and hits a famouser for a near fall. Ziggler punches the mat in frustration. Ziggler pays homage to Shawn Michaels by stomping the mat, but Ambrose counters the superkick with a sit-out wheelbarrow face-buster for a near fall. The obligatory "This is awesome" chant breaks out. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Ziggler scales the ropes to meet him up there. Ambrose punches him off and takes him out with a missile dropkick. Ambrose hits a running forearm in the corner followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Ambrose pumps himself up and goes for a short-arm clothesline, but Ziggler ducks it and applies a sleeper hold. Ambrose backs him into the corner to get out and charges, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Ambrose hits the ring post shoulder first. Ziggler connects with a superkick, but Ambrose rebounds off the ropes with a vicious clothesline.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring and grabs Ziggler to throw him out of the ring. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: **
Owens punches away at Ambrose before sending him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb. Owens goes outside and grabs the Intercontinental Championship. Owens then hits Ambrose with another Pop-up Powerbomb. Ziggler attacks Owens, but Owens quickly takes him down. Owens then powerbombs Ziggler on top of Ambrose! The crowd is really buzzing for this. Owens looks at the carnage he's caused before leaving the ring.
Replays are shown of Stephanie McMahon viciously slapping the taste out of Roman Reigns' mouth after he said her whole family is a disgrace. She then announced Vince McMahon is coming to RAW and might potentially fire him.
Still photos are shown from the wild Triple Threat Tag Team Ladder Match at WWE TLC last night. We'll hear from The New Day later tonight.
Replays are shown of Kevin Owens viciously attacking Dean Ambrose moments ago.
Kevin Owens is walking backstage when JoJo catches up with him. She says she knows he's upset… but he cuts her off and says no one knows how he feels. She asks if he feels justified in attacking Dean Ambrose like that. Owens says he doesn't have to justify himself to her or anybody. All they have to worry about is what they just saw is only the beginning. If they think Dean Ambrose is a lunatic, he won't stop until he drives him absolutely insane, put him in an institution, and take back his Intercontinental Title. Owens walks off.
The Dudley Boyz are backstage with Tommy Dreamer and Rhyno. Bubba Ray Dudley says last night didn't go exactly how they thought. It's happened before and it might happen again tonight. If there's one thing they learned from this city, no matter how many times you get hit or knocked down, you always get back up and keep fighting. Tommy Dreamer says they're back home. It all started in Philly. D-Von says they've spilled a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in this city to last them a lifetime. Rhyno says a little more won't hurt. Bubba says it's going down like this: Bray Wyatt better bring his family because they're bringing theirs. They'll settle this in the same city they started in. D-Von says they're taking this city back to the extreme. D-Von screams, "Oh my brother – TESTIFY!" They interspersed some old ECW clips throughout this vignette.
Stephanie McMahon is seen pacing in the parking garage waiting for her father.
R-Truth vs. Bo Dallas
They circle the ring and lock up. Dallas applies a side headlock, but R-Truth whips him off. Dallas shoulder blocks him down and gets out of the ring to do a victory lap.
We go backstage to see a limousine pull up in the parking garage. Vince McMahon comes out to a massive pop and greets his daughter. Stephanie says, "Let's go do this." Vince tells her to go back to Connecticut and take care of her husband. He'll take care of this. Vince McMahon then starts his power strut.
Back to live action, R-Truth does a jig before ducking a clothesline and hitting a hip toss. Dallas begs R-Truth to stay back. Dallas kicks and clubs him down before punching him. R-Truth punches him back and hits a snapmare.
All of a sudden, Vince McMahon's music hits, and he comes out to the stage to a huge pop! McMahon struts down to the ring. Dallas and R-Truth just stare at him. McMahon gets in the ring and says the match is over. McMahon says, "Get the hell out of my ring."
Match Rating: N/A
Vince McMahon says there is somebody back in the locker room that is sweating profusely wondering what he's going to say or do. He's wondering what he'll do when he's standing in the presence of Vincent Kennedy McMahon. He might as well be standing in the presence of God Almighty. McMahon leaves the ring and kicks a steel chair out of a stagehand's hands and takes a seat in a comfy seat. McMahon says Roman Reigns will sweat a little more as we go to commercial.
A stagehand walks up to Vince McMahon and whispers in his ear. Vince snaps back by saying, "Well let the bastard sweat!" McMahon then slowly gets in the ring and says, "Roman Reigns come out here and take your medicine. Get your ass out here!"
Roman Reigns' music hits, and he comes out to the ring from the stage. Reigns stares at McMahon and gets in the ring. McMahon says he knows Reigns is intimidated. It's ok because he has a certain presence about him that he can't help. Reigns is standing here and his son in law is back in Connecticut suffering. Reigns smirks, and McMahon warns him not to smile. McMahon says before he makes up his mind, Reigns has to apologize. Reigns shakes his hand as the crowd chants, "NO!" McMahon says he knows what this all means to him, so he shouldn't shake his head. McMahon wants him to get down on his hands and knees and apologize. Reigns glares at him and shakes his head no. McMahon says there was a time he would beat an apology out of him. Reigns laughs. McMahon asks if Reigns thinks he can't do it right now. McMahon looks infuriated as he puts the microphone down. McMahon takes his jacket off and loosens his tie.
Sheamus' music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the stage saying, "No!" Sheamus asks Vince McMahon to excuse the interruption. It's not that he doesn't think McMahon can take him; it's just that he wants the pleasure of beating an apology out of Reigns himself. Sheamus says there is no man on this planet that should ever disrespect Vince McMahon or his family. Sheamus says on behalf of McMahon's Irish coat of arms (a "You look stupid" chant breaks out, which Sheamus responds to by saying they all paid to see him), he wants to challenge Reigns tonight. Sheamus says Reigns can wipe the smirk off his face. He's beaten him before. At Survivor Series, it only took him 5:15. Sheamus also beat him last night. Reigns isn't 100% after that beating. Sheamus says he can beat Reigns anytime and anyplace. Sheamus says he's so confident he can beat him that he'll put the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line.
McMahon asks Philadelphia if they'd like to see a championship match here tonight. The crowd responds in the affirmative. McMahon says they always fall for that every time because there's no chance in hell. Reigns grabs the microphone out of his hand as the crowd chants, "Asshole." Reigns asks why not. McMahon used to talk about his grapefruits, but it seems like all he has is old, shriveled up prunes. McMahon is 70 years old, so maybe time has passed him by. Reigns shoves the microphone into his chest. McMahon looks livid. McMahon says, "You son of a bitch! You've got your match… on one condition. If you don't become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion tonight, YOU'RE FIRED!" McMahon turns to leave before turning around and kicking Reigns in the crotch. Reigns drops to a knee in pain. Sheamus laughs as McMahon leaves the ring. Reigns slowly gets to his feet and looks furious. McMahon then struts off and puts his arm around Sheamus.
The commentators talk about what just happened. Later tonight, we'll see an Extreme Rules tag match featuring The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno taking on The Wyatt Family.
Ryback and Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio and Rusev w/ Lana
Rusev will start the match against Ryback. They trade punches before Ryback shoves him into the ropes for a shoulder block, but Rusev doesn't go down. They trade punches and try again, but neither man goes down. Rusev kicks Ryback and goes for a tag, but Ryback pulls him back and connects with a delayed vertical suplex for a one count. Jack Swagger is tagged in, and he punches Rusev before bouncing him off the turnbuckle. Swagger connects with some shoulder thrusts in the corner before tagging in Ryback. Rusev punches away at Ryback before tagging in Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio punches and kicks Ryback before doing the ten punches in the corner. Del Rio stops at six and silences the crowd. Ryback quickly comes back with a suplex. Ryback sets up for the Meat Hook Clothesline, but Rusev distracts him. Del Rio takes him down with a step-up enzuigiri for a near fall. Del Rio attacks Ryback before tagging Rusev in. Rusev attacks Ryback before choking him on the ropes. Rusev stomps him in the corner before tagging Del Rio in. Del Rio taunts Swagger before hitting Ryback with a snapmare and a low dropkick to the face for a two count. Del Rio applies a chin lock, but Ryback fights out. Ryback hits the ropes, but Del Rio connects with a back elbow for a two count. Rusev is tagged in, and he dropkicks Ryback down! Rusev taunts the crowd as Lana claps for him. Rusev then applies a chin lock and taunts Swagger. Ryback fights up and elbows out. Rusev knees him in the midsection, but Ryback comes back with a belly-to-belly side suplex.
Swagger is tagged in, and he catches Rusev with a pair of clotheslines before scaring Del Rio off the apron. Swagger clotheslines Rusev in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner for another clothesline. Swagger then connects with a waistlock takeover. Swagger goes for a Swagger Bomb, but Rusev gets the feet up. Swagger grabs the foot and applies the Patriot Lock! Del Rio runs in and takes Swagger out with a Backstabber. Ryback runs in and catches Del Rio with a big boot. Rusev attacks Ryback and knocks him out of the ring. Lana distracts the referee as Del Rio superkicks Swagger. Rusev connects with another superkick and picks up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio and Rusev
Match Rating: *
Tonight's main event will see Sheamus defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns. If Reigns doesn't win, he will be fired.
Another installment of The Rosebush airs. Adam Rose pokes fun at Ric Flair and Tommy Dreamer.
Tyler Breeze w/ Summer Rae vs. Neville
Before the match begins, The Miz comes out to ringside saying, "Quiet on the set!" Miz sits in a director's chair at ringside and shouts, "Action."
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Breeze applies a waistlock. Neville turns the waistlock on him and slams him down. Breeze quickly applies a hammerlock, but Neville fights up and twists out. Breeze wrenches the arm, but Neville twists out and takes him down. Neville connects with a headlock takeover as Miz shouts instructions from ringside through a megaphone. Breeze whips him off, but Neville shoulder blocks him. Neville connects with an arm drag and sweeps the feet. Miz shouts instructions to Neville. Neville puts Breeze in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner for a clothesline and a two count. Neville applies a chin lock, but Breeze fights up. Neville backs him to the corner and gives a clean break, but Breeze kicks him in the midsection. Breeze puts him in the corner and punches him down before choking him with his boot. Breeze sends him into the ropes for a forearm smash, which gives him a two count. Breeze applies a chin lock and shouts at Miz to shut up. Breeze backs Neville into the corner and connects with some shoulder thrusts. Breeze goes for a tornado DDT, but Neville throws him off.
Neville connects with a back elbow and some vicious kicks to the face. Breeze quickly snaps him off the top rope as Miz shouts, "Cut! Take it from the top!" Neville superkicks Breeze and goes to the top rope for the Red Arrow to pick up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Neville
Match Rating: *
The Miz applauds Neville at ringside, but Neville just shouts at him.
Later tonight, we'll hear from The New Day about their victory at WWE TLC.
Neville and The Miz are talking backstage. Miz tells him to think of the bigger picture. Star Wars: Episode VII is coming out this week and will break all records. Think how much bigger Episode VIII will be with Neville and his big Dumbo ears waving around. Neville tells him to shut it. Miz says he can make him a star like he did for Daniel Bryan, but he needs his help. Miz says he needs Neville's accent because Hollywood is looking for a new James Bond. Neville says if he ever pulls a stunt like he just did, he'll shove a lightsaber where the son doesn't shine. Neville walks off, and Miz tries to replicate his accent.
The Wyatt Family logo flashes on the screen. Luke Harper says they are the way to the City of Woe. Erick Rowan says they are the way into eternal pain. Braun Strowman says they are the way to go among the lost. Bray Wyatt says they are the angels of the dirt. Tonight, Tommy Dreamer, Dudley Boyz, and Rhyno will be buried in the same city they were born in. Wyatt says, "Run" and blows out his lantern.
The Dudley Boyz make their entrance to the ring alongside Tommy Dreamer and Rhyno. The ring is surrounded by trash cans full of weapons, which Michael Cole refers to as "toys" because that really puts them over as dangerous objects that can cause major, real life physical pain. They'll face The Wyatt Family in an Extreme Rules Match, next.
Extreme Rules Tag Team Match
The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno vs. The Wyatt Family
An "ECW" chant breaks out as The Wyatt Family paces at ringside. The Wyatt Family surrounds the ring before getting on the apron. The crowd chants, "We want tables." The Wyatt Family gets in the ring, and a huge brawl breaks out. Bray Wyatt knocks Tommy Dreamer out of the ring. Dreamer grabs a trashcan and throws it in the ring. Bubba Ray Dudley smacks a trashcan off Luke Harper's back before giving him a back body drop. The rest of Team Extreme unloads on The Wyatts with weapons. Bubba hits Harper with the can again. Strowman helps take out Bubba before turning his attention to D-Von and Rhyno. Wyatt smacks a crutch off D-Von's back. In the ring, Bubba body slams Rowan and sets him up for the "Whassup?" head-butt. Bubba then orders D-Von to get the tables. Harper comes in and whiffs a superkick on Bubba. Harper then superkicks D-Von down. Bubba says, "Again" so Harper big boots him. Harper goes to the top rope, but Dreamer hits him with a kendo stick. Strowman rips Dreamer off the apron and clotheslines him. Bubba goes for a superplex on Harper, but Rowan comes in and powerbombs him while Bubba superplexes Harper onto a steel chair!
We come back from the break to see The Wyatt Family dominating Team Extreme. There is a garbage can wedged in the corner. During the commercial, Rhyno was knocked off the apron through a table at ringside! Harper smacks a trashcan lid off D-Von. In the ring, Rhyno sends Wyatt into the trashcan in the corner. Rhyno then takes Rowan out and clotheslines Strowman over the top rope. Rhyno then shoulder blocks Wyatt in the corner. Dreamer grabs the trashcan as Bubba puts Harper in the tree of woe. They put the can in front of Harper's face before Dreamer dropkicks it in his face! Bubba throws Wyatt over the barricade. Strowman tries to attack, but they sidestep him. Strowman flies over the commentary table. Wyatt and Bubba fight in the crowd. Bubba then throws him back to ringside.
On the top of the stage, Harper goes to powerbomb Dreamer through two tables on the floor, but he gets out. Dreamer then catches him with a Dreamer Driver off the stage through the tables! Wyatt and Bubba find their way back into the crowd and brawl through. Strowman attacks Bubba as the crowd chants, "This is awesome." Dreamer viciously smashes the kendo stick off Strowman before he finally blocks it. Strowman scoops him up and powerslams him through the barricade! Bubba fights Wyatt back to ringside and bounces him off the commentary table. Bubba takes the top of the table off and slams it off Wyatt. Harper and Rowan viciously assault Bubba with a kendo stick and a crutch. Rowan then goes over to D-Von and smashes a chair off his back. Rhyno attacks Rowan, but he fights him off and slams a chair into his midsection. Harper smacks a kendo stick off Bubba and slams it off the mat, but Bubba catches it and unloads on Harper. Harper quickly comes back with a big boot. Harper then superkicks D-Von.
Harper grabs a table and sets it up in the middle of the ring. Harper goes for a powerbomb, but D-Von fights out. The Dudley Boyz then catch Harper with a 3D through the table! Wyatt pulls D-Von out of the ring before the pin is completed, and he gives D-Von Sister Abigail on the floor! Wyatt smacks a trashcan lid off Bubba, and Rowan hits him with a spin kick. Rhyno comes in and gives Rowan a belly-to-belly side suplex. Rhyno sets up for the Gore, but Rowan kicks him in the face! Wyatt then runs in and gives Rhyno Sister Abigail! Rowan sets up a table near the turnbuckle as another, "This is awesome" chant breaks out. Rowan puts Rhyno on top of the table and goes to the top rope. Rowan splashes Rhyno through the table for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Wyatt Family
Match Rating: ** 1/4
The Wyatt Family pose over a broken Rhyno in the ring. We see the rest of Team Extreme destroyed at ringside. The lights then go out, and that's the end of that. The crowd gives everyone a round of applause.
Replays are shown of Stephanie McMahon viciously attacking Roman Reigns with a bunch of slaps. She said she won't fire him, but her father might. Later in the evening, Reigns was in the ring with Vince McMahon. McMahon was goaded into giving Reigns a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, but it's on one condition. Reigns has to win the match tonight or else he'll be fired. McMahon then kicked him in the groin before leaving.
The New Day will be out, next.
The New Day makes their way to the ring. Xavier Woods says they would have a big party, but they don't feel like partying. Kofi Kingston says you could say the power of positivity trumped the power of gravity. They then show some still photos of some of the match highlights. They came out on top. Kingston says he woke up feeling like a Mack Truck hit him. His back and neck are messed up. He couldn't even do his full skip clap because his hip is all jacked up. Their bumps and bruises have bumps and bruises. Big E says a match like that changes your perspective, so they'd like to talk to The Usos. The crowd boos the mention of their name.
The Usos make their way to the ring. The New Day says they're not here to fight. Woods says through all the carnage, rage, and broken ladders, they earned their respect. They want to bury the hatchet and call a truce. Jey Uso asks if they're serious. The New Day then calls out The Lucha Dragons as well. They come out and get in the ring. Kingston says the way Sin Cara sacrificed his body was wild. Cara jumped out of the ring onto a ladder on top of two people. That's why they're his son's favorite tag team. As for Kalisto, he doesn't get how he's standing on his feet right now. Kalisto is one of the toughest WWE superstars in the history of this industry. The crowd claps for Kalisto. Kalisto says that's a nice speech. By the way, what about when Xavier Woods threw his trombone into his back when he was going to win the Tag Team Championships. Woods says he can't go back and change the past, but he has to understand it was in the heat of the moment. Woods says he can give him an apology. Woods apologizes for his actions.
The Lucha Dragons ask The Usos if they believe this. They don't. Woods says last night they all took the tag team division to the next level. No one can say they didn't. That match was not for them. They did that for the people. After last night, they have a new respect for these two teams, and they want to extend their hands. The New Day offers a handshake. Jimmy Uso says he may have hit his head a little too hard last night before shaking hands with The New Day. The three teams shake hands and hug. Woods tells the crowd to give it up for The Usos and The Lucha Dragons. The Usos and Dragons leave the ring.
Woods says they meant what they said… but tonight is about them and the fact that they're still the WWE Tag Team Champions! Big E tells them to hit their music because New Day Rocks! They dance wildly in the ring before The Usos and Lucha Dragons attack them. The crowd loudly boos the two teams as they take out The New Day.
Charlotte is walking with Becky Lynch backstage when her father, Ric Flair, joins her. Charlotte and Becky Lynch will face Brie Bella and Alicia Fox, next. This is sponsored by "The Real Cost," an anti-cigarette campaign.
Team B.A.D. purchased tickets to be at ringside.
Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Charlotte and Becky Lynch w/ Ric Flair
Charlotte will start the match against Brie Bella. They lock up, and Charlotte wrenches the arm, but Brie takes her down. Charlotte connects with a neckbreaker as the fans chant, "We want Sasha." Brie rips Charlotte off the second rope, which causes her to hit her head on the turnbuckle, and stomps her. Brie then applies a rear naked choke. Brie hits a face-buster before kicking away at her like her husband Daniel Bryan. Brie picks up a two count. Brie applies a surfboard stretch, but Charlotte kicks out of it. Becky Lynch is tagged in, as is Alicia Fox. Becky connects with a pair of clotheslines followed by a jumping calf kick. Becky connects with a forearm smash in the corner followed by a kick and a T-bone suplex. Brie breaks it up, so Charlotte spears her down. Alicia hits the ropes, but Flair sweeps her feet! Becky then applies the Dis-Arm-Her for the win!
Winners by Submission: Charlotte and Becky Lynch
Match Rating: *
The commentators talk about how Becky didn't see Ric Flair give the assist to help get the win. They celebrate in the ring.
Roman Reigns will face Sheamus with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line. If Reigns doesn't win, he'll be fired.
The Prime Time Players do a promo for WWEShop.com. They're bringing back all the Cyber Monday deals.
A video package is shown, which highlights what happened last night. Roman Reigns assaulted Triple H and put him in the hospital after being screwed out of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship once again.
Vince McMahon is seen talking with Sheamus backstage. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as Sheamus defends against Roman Reigns. If Reigns fails to win, he'll be fired.
Vince McMahon is seated at ringside to watch the next match. He gives Sheamus a standing ovation as he makes his way to the ring.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
If Roman Reigns fails to win, he will be fired
Sheamus (c) vs. Roman Reigns
Lilian Garcia does the introductions after both men are in the ring. The referee holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for all to see. The commentators talk about how this could be the last time we'll see Reigns in a WWE ring. Sheamus and Reigns exchange words before moving to opposite corners.
The bell rings, and Reigns punches him before viciously clubbing away at him in the corner. Reigns runs him over with a big boot for a two count. Reigns punches Sheamus in the face before Sheamus comes back with a right hand. Sheamus throws Reigns out of the ring and kicks him as he gets back in the ring. Sheamus' back is still covered in welts from last night's war. Sheamus connects with a rolling senton. Reigns clutches his ribs and gets out of the ring to recover. Sheamus kicks him away from the ring and goes outside. Reigns punches Sheamus and slams him off the apron. Sheamus comes back by sending him into the ring post. Sheamus then gives him a release suplex onto the commentary table.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a chin lock. Vince McMahon is seen watching the match at ringside. During the commercial, Sheamus ran Reigns over with an Irish hammer to the face. The crowd is lightly chanting, "Let's go Roman." Byron Saxton talks about how this is Reigns' daughter's birthday. How will he explain being fired to her? Reigns counters out of the chin lock with a back suplex. They trade punches while on their knees. Both men are battered and weakened from the events of the last twenty-four hours. Reigns comes back with a pair of clotheslines before having a whip reversed. Reigns then connects with a leaping clothesline. The reaction for that comeback was pretty quiet. Sheamus quickly drops him on the apron and knocks him to the floor. Reigns quickly sweeps his feet and punches away at him. Reigns then connects with a Drive By Dropkick. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but Sheamus elbows out. Reigns punches him to the corner and charges, but Sheamus boots him down.
McMahon shouts encouragement as Sheamus goes to the top rope. Reigns punches him and connects with a Samoan Drop off the second rope for a near fall. McMahon was out of his seat on that one. Sheamus quickly snaps Reigns off the rope and knees him in the face before rolling him up for a near fall. Michael Cole talks about how that could have been the end for Reigns' career there. Sheamus connects with an Irish Curse Backbreaker for a near fall. Sheamus scoops Reigns up for White Noise, but Reigns slides off, rolls him up, and slams him down for a near fall. Once again, Vince McMahon was out of his seat looking nervous. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch, but Sheamus counters into a nasty powerbomb for another near fall. Vince McMahon cannot believe he kicked out of that. Sheamus' nose has been bloodied.
Sheamus stomps the midsection and goes for an Irish Cloverleaf, but Reigns fights it. Sheamus eventually fights back and applies the hold. Reigns is screaming in pain. McMahon is up from his seat to watch this. Reigns claws to the bottom rope and gets the break. Sheamus cannot believe it and looks completely exhausted. Sheamus gets Reigns to his feet, and Reigns viciously head-butts him. Reigns punches away at him and has been busted open from that shot. Reigns punches away at him, but Sheamus drops him on the top rope. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Reigns takes him out with a Superman Punch. McMahon pulls the referee out of the ring before he counts to three! The crowd is loudly booing that!
Reigns shouts at McMahon, who is smiling at him. Sheamus sends Reigns into the ring post and connects with White Noise! McMahon is on the apron counting with the referee, but Reigns kicks out at two and a half! McMahon starts talking with the referee. Sheamus pushes Reigns out of the ring. McMahon still has the referee distracted as Alberto Del Rio and Rusev run down. Reigns takes Del Rio out with a Superman Punch, but Rusev comes back with a superkick. Rusev puts him in the ring, and Reigns knocks him off the apron with a Superman Punch! Reigns ducks a Brogue Kick and takes Sheamus out with a Superman Punch! Reigns then takes McMahon out with a Superman Punch! Reigns turns into a Brogue Kick, but he kicks out! Sheamus cannot believe it. The crowd is chanting, "YES!" Sheamus sets up in the corner for the Brogue Kick, but Reigns takes him out with a Spear to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship!
Winner and new WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: ** 1/2
The referee hands Roman Reigns the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the crowd loudly cheers him. Reigns talks trash to an unconscious McMahon, who slides off the apron. Reigns celebrates with the championship as the shows comes to an end!