April 26, 2015
Neville def. Bad News Barrett during the Kickoff show.
A video package runs focusing on the matches tonight including Roman Reigns vs. Big Show, John Cena vs. Rusev and Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton.
We go live to the Allstate Arena in Chicago where a huge display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show at ringside with JBL and Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Dean Ambrose is out first to kick off the PPV tonight.
Chicago Street Fight Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper
Ambrose attacks Harper during his entrance. Some quick brawling, Ambrose returns to the ring, hits the ropes and then takes out Harper with a suicide dive. Ambrose then sends Harper shoulder first into the steel steps at ringside. Ambrose goes under the ring and tosses two steel chairs inside. He also grabs a kendo stick, Harper rolls in, Ambrose follows and he cracks it over Harper a few times on the mat. Ambrose sits down in one of the chairs smiling at Harper. Harper with a suplex on Ambrose over the chair! Harper grabs the kendo stick and starts hitting Ambrose with it repeatedly as well. Harper props the chair in the opposite corner. Harper tosses Ambrose away, puts him on his shoulder and then tosses him face first into the chair in the corner. Harper with the kendo stick again on Ambrose. Harper tosses the chair from the corner down. Ambrose with a counter and scoop slams Harper over the chair. Ambrose with a tornado DDT on Harper in the corner. Ambrose dropkicks Harper against the ropes, Ambrose goes up top and catches Harper in mid air with a big elbow. Harper levels Ambrose with a big boot. Ambrose dumps Harper over the top rope, hits the ropes, Harper blocks a suicide dive, Ambrose flips around the ring apron and then comes back with a big clothesline. Ambrose grabs the kendo stick and starts beating it over Harper as they head to the back. Ambrose launches a production trunk at Harper and a huge piece of pipe. Harper gets inside a car backstage. Ambrose jumps in the front seat as Harper takes off. JBL asks if they have a helicopter to follow them around Chicago.
Cole talks about how the match is basically still going on based on the rules.
Backstage, we see Triple H and Kane walks in. Triple H wants Kane to find Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper before they do more damage on the streets of Chicago. Seth Rollins walks up and Triple H reminds Kane he has a job to do tonight. He asks that both Kane and Rollins be professional tonight. Rollins questions the actions of Kane on Smackdown. Triple H doesn't want to regret making Kane the gatekeeper tonight. A loud "BORING" chant starts up inside the arena. WWE production quickly turns down the crowd audience. Kane assures both Triple H and Rollins that he will do what is best for business tonight.
Kiss Me Arse Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
Sheamus pie faces Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler responds with a big elbow. Brawling in the corner with Ziggler getting the better of Sheamus. Sheamus fires back with a chest chop. Ziggler with a dropkick and then tackles Sheamus through the ropes to the outside. Sheamus tosses Ziggler into the steel steps as the referee starts the count. Ziggler responds with a DDT on Sheamus to the floor. Ziggler tosses Sheamus back in. Sheamus catches Ziggler with two big knees to the head. Sheamus drops forearms over the chest of Ziggler. Sheamus applies a headlock to keep Ziggler grounded. Sheamus counters a Fameasser attempt into a quick sitdown powerbomb. Sheamus with repeated clotheslines and then goes back to the headlock. Ziggler with rights and a splash in the corner. Sheamus counters a neckbreaker attempt and levels Ziggler with another clothesline. Sheamus gets the Cloverleaf submission locked on. Ziggler breaks out and catches Sheamus with a superkick. Sheamus with an Irish Curse backbreaker to cut off a Ziggler comeback. Ziggler with a roll up for a two count. Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus attempts a suplex. Ziggler counters and rolls up Sheamus for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Sheamus is upset and starts arguing with the referee. Sheamus leaves the ring and starts arguing with the timekeeper. The referee yells at Sheamus that he wanted this match and now he has to kiss Ziggler on the arse. Sheamus tries to leave through the crowd and the referee pulls Sheamus back over. Sheamus gets back inside the ring. Ziggler starts pulling down his trunks and Sheamus tries to leave. The referee stops Sheamus. Sheamus yells, "Get it over with already!" Sheamus leans down and then backs off again. Ziggler lifts up his trunks and Sheamus backs out again. The crowd starts a "PUCKER UP" chant in Chicago. Ziggler laughs at Sheamus. Sheamus leans down again, gets on his knees and then low blows Ziggler. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick on Ziggler. Sheamus laughs. He gets on the mic saying he promised the world he would kiss his arse and never wanted to disappoint. He lifts up his trunks and shoves Ziggler's face in his arse. Sheamus walks off laughing.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (c's) vs. The New Day
We start with Tyson Kidd and Kofi Kingston. Kidd wraps up the left arm of Kofi in the ropes and then follows with a quick arm drag. Big E and Cesaro get the tag. Cesaro catches Big E in mid air, slams him down and connects with a big stomp over the chest! Cesaro with stomps to Big E in the corner and tags in Kidd. Tag to Kofi who kicks Cesaro out. Tag to Big E who is dumped over the top rope by Kidd. Kidd with a flip dive to Kofi on the outside. Big E levels Kidd with a clothesline. Tags between Kofi and Big E working over Kidd in the corner. Big E tosses Kofi into Kidd who connects with a dropkick. Kofi applies a modified headlock on Kidd. Kidd flips out and eats a dropkick from Kofi. Big E has the tag, eats a shot and tags in Kofi while Cesaro gets the hot tag. Uppercuts from Cesaro on Kofi. Cesaro catapults Kofi. Kofi leaps off the top and Cesaro drops him with a backbreaker! Cesaro with another uppercut as Kidd gets the tag. Cesaro with a lifting suplex on Kofi from the ring apron and Kidd follows with a flying elbow for a two count. Tag to Big E who spears Kidd through the ropes from the ring apron to the floor! Big E with an overhead suplex on Cesaro on the floor on the outside. Cesaro breaks up a pinfall after a double team by New Day. Cesaro and Big E go over the top rope. Kidd blocks Trouble in Paradise. Kidd gets the Sharpshooter applied on Kofi. Kidd pulls Kofi back out. Big E with a release overhead suplex on Kidd. Kidd with a dropkick to Kofi. Tag to Cesaro. Cesaro with a shot to Big E. Cesaro with the Cesaro Swing on Kofi and Kidd with a dropkick to the head of Kofi. Xavier Woods with a distraction and Natalya slaps him. Kidd is knocked off. Cesaro clotheslines Big E over the top rope. Kofi rolls up Cesaro for the win.
Winners and new WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day
After the match, we see The New Day celebrating the big title win at ringside.
We go to the Extreme Rules panel with Byron Saxton, Booker T and Corey Graves. We see a recap from the Kickoff show of Neville defeating Bad News Barrett.
Backstage, Renee Young is with the new WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day. Xavier Woods says the sun has risen and today is the dawn of their new day. Kofi gets a "NEW DAY...NEW CHAMPS" chant started up.
Chicago Street Fight Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper (continued...)
The car Luke Harper was driving rolls up and Harper rolls out. We see Dean Ambrose standing at the top and jumping off taking out New Day. Harper runs away as Ambrose catches up with him. Harper is back inside the arena and looks behind him expecting Ambrose. Ambrose takes out Harper from the right and they brawl back to the ring. Harper catches Ambrose with a superkick, but Ambrose responds with a clothesline. The referee returns to the ring to continue this street fight match. Harper and Ambrose start tossing tons of steel chairs inside the ring. Harper with a sitdown powerbomb on Ambrose over a steel chair! Ambrose kicks out. Harper starts dropping chairs over Ambrose and then goes up to the top turnbuckle. Ambrose pops up and launches Harper off the top rope into the chairs. Ambrose with Dirty Deeds to get the win.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
A promo for WWE Payback on May 17th airs.
A video package runs hyping John Cena vs. Rusev tonight.
WWE United States Championship - Russian Chain Match
John Cena (c) vs. Rusev w/ Lana
The referee grabs the other end of the chain and attaches it to the wrist of Cena. You must touch all four corners in order to win the match.
The bell rings and we get a tug of war immediately between Cena and Rusev. Rusev lets go and splashes Cena in the corner. Rusev slaps the corner and gets a red light. Rusev taps a second and then Cena cuts him off to reset. Cena touches three corners and Rusev cuts him off to reset. Rusev slaps two corners and Cena cuts him off. Rusev tosses Cena over the top rope, Rusev goes out under the bottom rope and strings Cena up hanging against the ropes. Rusev with some big kicks to the body of Cena. Rusev with repeated headbutts. Rusev with a suplex on Cena back inside the ring. Rusev taps one corner, a second corner and Cena cuts him off using the chain to reset. Rusev with a forearm to the back of Cena's neck. Rusev tosses Cena out and Cena pulls Rusev shoulder first into the steel ring post. Cena pulls the chain again pulling Rusev into the corner. Cena gets back in the ring, taps two corners, drags Rusev, Cena reaches for a third corner and Rusev is holding on. Cena with a big stomp and the lights reset. Rusev with a flying heel kick catching Cena off the ropes. Rusev uses the chain to hit Cena in the mid section. Rusev touches three corners. Cena rolls out pulling the chain to prevent Rusev from touching the fourth corner. Cena rolls in and is pulling the chain. Rusev with a body kick to cut off Cena as the lights reset. Rusev goes up top and Cena pulls him off using the chain. Rusev lands right over the chain. Cena taps the first corner, taps the second and goes on the attack when Rusev goes after him. The lights reset as Rusev connects with a fallaway slam on Cena. Rusev with a big kick to the head. Lana gets up on the ring apron waving at the crowd that was chanting for her. Rusev gets upset and sends her to the back. Cena plants Rusev with a side powerbomb. Cena connects with Five Knuckle Shuffle and has Rusev up on his shoulders. Rusev counters and connects with a very slow Alabama Slam. Rusev drops a kick and attempts The Accolade. Cena counters and gets the STF locked on using the chain to his advantage. Cena breaks the hold, taps three corners, Rusev rolls out and pulls back on the chain. The lights reset, Rusev avoids an AA and Rusev levels Cena with a big kick. Rusev with a stomp over the lower back and gets The Accolade applied on Cena. Cena fights to his feet and drops Rusev in the corner with the submission still locked in. Cena backing Rusev into both corners gives Rusev credit for two corners. Rusev taps a third corner, Cena pulls Rusev back and connects with the AA. Rusev and Cena each tap a corner. Cena is up 2-1. Rusev ties it 2-2. Rusev and Cena are now tied 3-3. Cena with another AA. Cena taps the last corner.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: John Cena
After the match, John Cena holds the WWE United States Championship over Rusev as the American flag falls over the ring. Cena tosses the title over his shoulder heading to the back.
Backstage, Renee Young is with Roman Reigns asking his strategy tonight with Big Show. Reigns said one thing he has proved is that you can't keep him down.
WWE Divas Championship Match
Nikki Bella (c) w/ Brie Bella vs. Naomi
Lock up and Nikki with a knockdown quick on Naomi. Nikki attempts an armbar early and Naomi gets her foot on the bottom rope to break it up. Naomi with a snap suplex on Nikki. Naomi with a front headlock applied. Nikki with a roll up for two. Naomi drives the head of Nikki face first into the second turnbuckle. Nikki sends Naomi face first into the corner. Naomi catches Nikki with a big kick to the head. Naomi mounts Nikki and drops a few elbows. Naomi then tosses Nikki out. Brie checks on Nikki. Naomi kicks Brie away. Nikki kicks Naomi away, connects with clotheslines and then a dropkick. Nikki with a corner clothesline and Alabama Slam. Naomi with a neckbreaker on Nikki. Naomi misses her split leg moonsault in the corner over Nikki. Nikki with a facebuster off her knee. Naomi fights out of the Rack Attack and connects with a sitdown Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Nikki with an elbow and springboard kick to the face from the corner. Naomi holds the ropes as the referee pulls Nikki away. With the referee distracted, Brie kicks Naomi in the face at ringside. Nikki gets Naomi up and connects with the Rack Attack. Nikki gets the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
After the match, The Bella Twins celebrate the win. Naomi is not happy.
Backstage, we see Rusev yelling at Lana. He points and tells her to leave. Rusev walks off. Lana knocks on the door of The Authority and walks inside.
A video package runs hyping Big Show vs. Roman Reigns tonight.
Last Man Standing Match
Big Show vs. Roman Reigns
Big Show with body shots backing Reigns to the corner. Reigns fires back with shots of his own. Big Show with a shoulder tackle that levels Reigns. The referee starts the count and Reigns is back up a three. Reigns with rights and Big Show with another tackle. Reigns is back up at four. A loud "YOU SOLD OUT" chant at Big Show starts up. Reigns clotheslines Big Show over the top rope as the referee starts the count. Big Show is up at three. Reigns pulls a table from out under the ring and Big Show cuts him off with a boot to the mid section. Reigns is back up at three at ringside. Big Show puts the table back under the ring and yells, "No tables!" Big Show props Reigns on his shoulder, Reigns jumps off and sends Big Show head first into the steel ring post. Big Show stays on his feet leaning over the ring apron and Reigns with his jumping dropkick to the head. Big Show is up at five as Reigns grabs the table again and sets it up near the ring. Big Show launches Reigns back first into the ring barricade. Big Show drops his firsts over the table breaking it in half and screams again, "No tables!" Reigns with a kendo stick to the body of Big Show. Big Show fights it off and tosses Reigns into the ring post. Big Show tosses him back in the ring and has the kendo stick in hand. Big Show cracks it in half. Reigns with rights to fight back. Reigns jumps off the second rope and Big Show catches him with a shot to the throat. Reigns grabs a chair at ringside and cracks it over the back of Big Show a few times. Reigns with a DDT on Big Show over the chair. The referee starts the count. Reigns is up at five. Big Show is up at seven. Reigns grabs another table and slides it inside the ring. Reigns puts a second table inside the ring.
Big Show with his Knockout punch to Reigns. The referee starts the count. Reigns is barely up at eight. Reigns falls back down. Big Show sets up the table. Reigns with a samoan drop on Big Show through the table. Both are down as the count starts. Reigns is up at seven. Big Show rolls out and is up at eight. Reigns sets up the other table in the corner, Big Show charges in, Reigns avoids it, hits the ropes and Big Show levels Reigns with a huge spear! Count starts. Reigns barely up at eight. Big Show with a headbutt and Reigns is down again. Big Show with a splash over Reigns near the corner. Count starts up again. Reigns is up at eight. Big Show starts going up to the top turnbuckle and Reigns crotches him. Big Show lets out a loud groan. Reigns sets up two tables side by side near the ring. Reigns goes up top with Big Show. Big Show swats him away. Reigns is back up and lifts Big Show off the top turnbuckle to the mat below. Reigns connects with the Superman Punch. Reigns with a second Superman Punch. Reigns fires up and Big Show blocks a third. Big Show chokeslams Reigns over the top rope and Reigns crashes through the two tables at ringside! The referee starts the count as Big Show starts to celebrate. Reigns sits up at eight and is up at nine. Big Show can't believe it. Big Show grabs the steel steps and sets them up near the announce table. Big Show clears off the table and tells Cole, JBL and Lawler to leave right now. Reigns is rolling back in the ring. Big Show mocks Reigns in the corner. Big Show charges, Reigns moves and Big Show crashes through the table in the corner! Both men are down. Both are up at eight. Reigns with a spear. Big Show rolls out and Reigns follows.
Reigns with a running tackle knocking Big Show through the timekeepers barricade area. Big Show is up at nine. Big Show has Reigns on top of the announce table. Reigns fights away. Reigns with a spear on Big Show crashing through the Spanish announce table at ringside! Reigns is up. Big Show is up at eight. Reigns lifts the other announce table and drops it over Big Show. Big Show is pinned under it. The referee starts the count as Reigns stands nearby. Reigns stands on the table. The referee reaches 10.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, we see a shot of Roman Reigns celebrating in the ring.
Backstage, we see Kane walking when Randy Orton walks up. Orton said they have known each other for more than a decade. He talks about Kane trading in his mask for a suit and he gets what The Authority is trying to do. "I know who you are, Kane. Even if you have forgotten," adds Orton. Kane stares him down.
Bo Dallas walks out talking about seeing a sign calling Chicago the Second City. He said Chicago was #1...#1 at not taking showers and #1 at disrespecting people. Dallas wants everyone to raise their hands to the sky and repeat after him, "All you have to do...is boooo-lieve." Ryback's music cuts him off as he makes his entrance. Dallas attacks Ryback when he enters the ring. Ryback with a spinebuster on Dallas. Ryback levels Dallas with his clothesline, gets Dallas up and plants him with Shell Shocked. Ryback leads the crowd in Chicago with a "FEED ME MORE" chant to close the segment.
Backstage, Byron Saxton is with Rusev. Rusev said John Cena never beat him, that he's a liar and a coward. Lana walks up and she said it is done. She announces the final chapter of Cena vs. Rusev will take place at Payback in an "I Quit" match.
A video package runs hyping Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton tonight.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Steel Cage Match
Randy Orton's RKO Banned
Special Gatekeeper: Kane
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Randy Orton
Kane closes and locks the door at ringside.
We get ring introductions for the challenger Randy Orton and the champion Seth Rollins.
The bell rings and Rollins immediately tries climbing out. Orton cuts him off pulling him down. Rollins with some rights. Orton with an exploding clothesline from the corner. Orton tosses Rollins into the cage. Rollins hangs on and Orton pulls him off by his foot planting him in the middle of the ring. Orton with headbutts to Rollins. Orton flips Rollins with force into the corner and then follows that up with a quick uppercut. Orton catapults Rollins to the corner. Rollins again hangs on and tries to climb until Orton cuts him off. Rollins drops down and powerbombs Orton into the opposite corner. Rollins has Kane open the door and Orton cuts him off. Rollins counters sending Orton face first into the side of the cage. Rollins chokes Orton in the corner with his boot. Rollins again drives Orton face first off the side of the steel cage. Rollins yells at Orton, "This is what you wanted huh?" Rollins is climbing up the cage as Orton recovers, grabs Rollins and connects with a headbutt. Rollins with a jumping modified neckbreaker takedown on Orton. Orton side steps Rollins and bounces him face first off the side of the cage. Orton and Rollins exchange rights. Orton gets the better of Rollins. Orton with repeated clotheslines. Rollins avoids a powerslam and starts climbing up the cage. Rollins is near the top as Orton cuts him off. Rollins bounces Orton's head off the cage. Orton falls back. Rollins jumps off the top rope and catches Orton with a big knee to the head. Rollins climbs back up and is at the top. Orton jumps up with Rollins. Orton pulls Rollins back down to the top rope. Rollins with an elbow knocking Orton back. Rollins jumps and Orton plants him with a snap powerslam. Rollins counters a DDT through the ropes into a close nearfall.
Rollins with a superkick on Orton. Rollins is back up at the top and is over when Orton hangs on to him by his hair! J&J Security show up trying to pull Rollins down. Orton kicks them away as Orton brings Rollins back in connecting with a huge superplex from the top of the cage! We hear Jamie Noble say, "It's time!" Kane then tells both Noble and Mercury to get away. We see Mercury and Noble climbing up. Both are knocked down when Orton tosses Rollins into the side of the cage. Orton with a huge overhead suplex on Rollins. Rollins counters the DDT through the ropes again and launches Orton into the side of the cage. Rollins climbs back up and Orton crotches him on the top rope. Orton grabs Rollins and is finally able to execute the DDT over the top rope. Orton kicks the gut of Rollins, hooks the arms and connects with a Pedigree! Rollins kicks out! Orton backs up in the corner and misses a punt attempt. Rollins catches Orton with a jumping kick to the head. Rollins yells at Kane to unlock the door. Kane opens it. Rollins is crawling out when Orton cuts him off. Orton drops Rollins over his back. The door remains open as Orton walks over. Kane shuts the door. Rollins with a jumping kick. Orton moves and Kane goes flying back. Rollins pushes the door open as Orton hangs on to him. Kane slams the door over the heads of both Rollins and Orton. Kane opens the door and gets inside. J&J Security follow Kane inside. Kane with a double chokeslam on Mercury and Noble. Kane stands over Rollins extending his arm. Kane grabs Orton instead and drops him with a chokeslam. Rollins starts to crawl out when Kane grabs him and gives Rollins a chokeslam. Both Orton and Rollins are down.
Kane puts the arm of Rollins over Orton, the referee makes the count and Orton kicks out! Orton with an RKO to Kane. Rollins with an RKO to Orton. Rollins crawls out and wins.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Seth Rollins
After the match, Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler argue about the RKO being banned. JBL brings up that the move was only banned for Orton, not Rollins. The PPV goes off the air with Rollins celebrating at ringside with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.