Fastlane 2023

Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
October 7, 2023

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Pat McAfee, who rose to superstardom as a punter for the Indianapolis Colts from 2009 until his retirement in 2016, narrates a video to hype up tonight’s WWE Fastlane event. McAfee says, “Fastlane is coming at you like a Mack Truck!”

Video Package: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
“Main Event” Jey Uso and “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes vs. The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and Damian Priest) (c’s)

Damian Priest will start the match against “Main Event” Jey Uso. Priest and Jey circle the ring and talk trash to each other. The crowd is buzzing before they even make contact. They lock up, and Priest backs Jey to the corner. Jey hooks a side headlock and pulls Priest to the center of the ring. Priest backs him into the ropes and whips him off before absorbing a shoulder tackle. Priest responds with a shoulder block that floors Jey. Jey gets to his feet and nods at Priest. They circle the ring again before locking up. Señor Money in the Bank backs him to the corner, but Jey comes out swinging. Priest sends him to the opposite corner, but Jey comes out with a right hand that stuns him. Jey gets Priest in the corner and tags Cody Rhodes in.

Rhodes comes in to a big reception. The crowd chants, “Cody.” Rhodes drops down and hits an uppercut a la his older brother Dustin Rhodes. Jey tags back in and head-butts Priest. Jey hits the ropes, but Priest crushes him with a lariat. Jey holds his jaw in pain. Priest puts Jey in the corner and punches away at him. Finn Bálor tags in and punches Jey down before posing on the turnbuckle. Bálor jumps off the second rope with a stomp to the midsection. Bálor puts Jey in the corner and shoulders away at the midsection. Jey blocks a right hand and head-butts Bálor back. Rhodes tags in, and two former Bullet Club members are in the ring. Rhodes hits the ropes and puts Bálor on his shoulders as a counter to the leapfrog. Rhodes jumps onto his knees to hit a modified gutbuster. Rhodes hits a delayed front suplex before wrenching the arm. Jey tags in and head-butts Bálor. Jey hits another head-butt. Priest blind tags in. Jey uppercuts Bálor back, and Priest floors an unsuspecting Jey with a kick to the back of the head.

Priest hangs Jey over the apron and clubs the chest. Priest mocks Rhodes and smiles at him. Bálor tags in. Priest sends Jey into the ropes and kicks him in the midsection. Bálor connects with a low dropkick to the side of the head for a two-count. Bálor applies a rear chin lock. Jey fights up, so Bálor puts him in the corner and attacks him. Bálor hits a snapmare and a basement dropkick for another two-count. Bálor stomps him and tags Priest in. Bálor holds Jey up, and Priest punches him in the injured midsection. Priest applies a surfboard stretch with a knee to the back. Jey fights up, but Priest takes him down hard. Priest rocks him with a strike and goes after Rhodes. The referee holds Rhodes back, and the Judgment Day gets some cheap shots in on Jey. Bálor tags in and picks up a two-count. Bálor applies another rear chin lock. After a few moments, Jey fights up. Bálor holds him back, but Jey is so close to making a tag. Bálor pulls him back. They are a fingertip away. Jey punches Priest off the apron and sidesteps an avalanche from Bálor.

The crowd is absolutely on their feet and explodes as Rhodes is tagged in. Rhodes jabs Bálor and hits a running forearm. Rhodes leaps over Bálor and hits a snap powerslam. Rhodes connects with a Disaster Kick, but The Prince kicks out at two. Rhodes slaps the mat and waits for Bálor to get up. Bálor slowly gets up. Rhodes goes after Priest, who was trying to get into the ring, and hits a dragon screw on the ropes. Rhodes and Bálor counter out of each other’s signature moves, and Bálor takes him down with a falling elbow drop. Bálor hits a Woo Dropkick to the corner and heads to the top rope. Rhodes crotches him up there and hits an incredible delayed superplex. Rhodes holds his neck in pain.

Jey and Priest tag in. Jey punches away at Priest. Priest reverses a whip, but Jey ducks a clothesline and kicks him. Jey takes off his shirt, pleasing some folks in the crowd, and uppercuts him. Jey goes for a Samoan Drop, but Priest slides off and claps the ears. Jey responds with a step-up enzuigiri that knocks Priest to the corner in the seated position. Jey gets the crowd going and charges, but Priest drops him on the apron. Jey knocks him back, heads to the top rope, and hits a flying cross-body block for a near fall. Priest quickly rolls to the apron to recover. Priest kicks Jey in the head. Priest blocks a kick from Jey and hits a big flatliner for a near fall. Priest looks frustrated that he couldn’t put Jey away. Priest mocks the “Us-O” chant. Priest charges, but Jey elbows him back. Jey goes to the second rope, but Priest attacks him. Priest goes for the Razor’s Edge, but Jey gets out. Jey knocks Bálor off the apron and sends Priest out of the ring. Jey hits Bálor and Priest with a suicide dive, knocking them into the commentary table. Jey gets Priest in the ring and hits him with an Uso Splash. 1… 2… Bálor breaks it up! Rhodes runs in and hits Bálor with a Cody Cutter! Rhodes again grabs his neck, which he injured delivering that superplex moments ago.

Jey sizes Priest up in the corner and charges, but Priest kicks him. Priest goes for South of Heaven, but Jey gets out and hits a Spear a la Roman Reigns! Jey goes to the top rope, but NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio and Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley run down. Jey punches Mysterio down and gets in Ripley’s face. She coyly smiles and waves at him. Jey looks a little smitten. Jey goes back to the top rope and kicks Bálor away. Priest attacks Jey on the top rope and climbs. Priest hits a super hurricanrana, which he took horribly and immediately holds his knee in pain. Bálor blind tagged in and hits the Coup de Grâce. 1… 2… Rhodes breaks up the pin!

Priest is still down in the corner. Mysterio shouts encouragement to Priest. Bálor and Priest get up and stand across the ring from Rhodes and Jey. They get into a brawl. Priest springboards off the ropes, but Rhodes superkicks him out of midair. Bálor hits Rhodes with a Sling Blade, and Jey superkicks Bálor. Jey superkicks JD McDonagh off the apron. Jey rolls Bálor up, but he kicks out and sends him into a briefcase shot from Ripley. Bálor rolls Jey up for a near fall. Priest slams Rhodes on the apron and clears off the commentary table. Priest holds up Rhodes. McDonagh goes to hit Rhodes with the briefcase, but he moves, and McDonagh accidentally hits Priest in the knee with the briefcase. Rhodes knocks McDonagh away and hits Priest with Cross Rhodes on the commentary table. Jey hits Bálor and McDonagh with a somersault senton and gets Bálor in the ring!

Rhodes tags in. Jey superkicks Bálor. Jey hits a flatliner as Rhodes hits the Cody Cutter! Rhodes connects with a Cross Rhodes on Bálor for the win!

Winners by Pinfall and new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: “Main Event” Jey Uso and “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso celebrate big time with the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles. The Judgment Day does not look happy.

Booker T, Wade Barrett, and Xavier Woods take part in a product placement segment for Pizza Hut. Barrett thought he had some Bad News, but he actually loves Pizza Hut.

Video Package: LWO and a mystery partner vs. Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits

6-Man Tag Team Match
The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) and Bobby Lashley vs. Latino World Order (Santos Escobar and Rey Mysterio) and TBA w/ Zelina Vega

The mystery partner is not there. Earlier today, Rey Mysterio said he called the person, but he didn’t hear back.

Santos Escobar starts against Montez Ford. Ford takes him down and goes for a standing moonsault, but Escobar gets the knees up. Escobar knocks Angelo Dawkins off the apron. Bobby Lashley avoids him. Escobar clotheslines Ford and kicks him back. Escobar connects with a top rope cross-body block. Escobar charges him in the corner, but Ford goes to the apron and knocks him down. Ford goes to the top rope, but Escobar cuts him off and climbs to the top rope. They hit an INSANE super hurricanrana off the top rope. 1… 2… Bobby Lashley breaks it up. Escobar angrily gets up and faces the enemy corner. Ford chop blocks the knee. Dawkins tags in and attacks Escobar in the corner with a twisting avalanche. Lashley tags in and hits a running shoulder in the corner followed by a neckbreaker. Lashley goes for a Hurt Lock, but Escobar drops down to get out. Lashley kicks him in the midsection and connects with a delayed vertical suplex. Dawkins tags in and covers for a near fall. Escobar soon responds with a kick.

Rey Mysterio tags in and runs over Dawkins with a head-scissor takeover. Mysterio knocks Ford and Lashley off the apron. Lashley blind tags in and grabs Mysterio trying a 619. Lashley pulls him out of the ring. Dawkins kicks Mysterio in the head, and Lashley hits Mysterio with a spinebuster on the floor! Ouch! Lashley gets Mysterio in the ring, and Mysterio stumbles to the corner. Lashley hits a running shoulder tackle in the corner. Lashley pulls Mysterio up and hits a modified Dominator. Ford tags in, and he hits a standing frog splash for a two-count. Ford kicks Mysterio in the ribs and stomps away at him in the corner. Ford whips Mysterio sternum-first into the corner and tags Dawkins in. Dawkins stomps away at Mysterio before hitting some shoulder thrusts in the corner. Dawkins then floors Mysterio with a right hand. Lashley chokes Mysterio as the referee’s back is turned. Lashley tags back in and elbows Mysterio in the side of the head. Mysterio fights back at Lashley and sidesteps him to send him into the ring post shoulder-first. Dawkins quickly tags in and stops Mysterio from making a tag. Mysterio gets away, but Ford rips Escobar off the apron before the tag is made. Ford sends Escobar into the barricade. Ford dances around until he turns into a meteora off the apron from Vega! Mysterio then hits Dawkins with a twisting tornado DDT in the ring.

Mysterio crawls to his corner, but there is no one there for him. Dawkins pulls Mysterio back and tags Ford in. Ford attacks Mysterio and kicks away at the midsection. Mysterio hits Ford with an enzuigiri that sends him out of the ring. Lashley is not happy with that.

CARLITO’S MUSIC HITS! Carlito runs down and jumps on the apron. He’s the mystery partner. Carlito tags in and clotheslines Ford twice. Ford reverses a whip to the corner, but Carlito knocks Dawkins and Lashley off the apron. Carlito sends Ford into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ford charges, but Carlito dropkicks him. Dawkins runs in, but Carlito sends him out of the ring. Mysterio hits Dawkins with a seated senton off the apron. Lashley angrily attacks Mysterio, so Escobar hits Lashley with a wild suicide dive. In the ring, Carlito connects with a Backstabber for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: Latino World Order and Carlito

This match was sponsored by Pizza Hut. Xavier Woods delivers a giant dinner box to Michael Cole and Corey Graves.

Earlier tonight, Jade Cargill arrived at the arena and was greeted by Paul “Triple H” Levesque.

Video Package: WWE Women’s Championship

WWE Women’s Championship – Triple Threat Match
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka vs. IYO SKY (c)

The bell rings, and this WWE Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match has begun. Flair big boots Sky out of the ring. Asuka immediately hits Flair with the Blue Mist and covers, but Sky breaks it up! Flair rolls out of the ring and rubs her eyes in pain.

Asuka and Sky are in the ring. Sky takes Asuka down with a trio of arm drags, but Asuka fights out. WWE trainers are at ringside checking on Flair and trying to wash her eyes out. In the ring, Sky applies a head-scissor. Asuka fights up, but Sky takes her down. Asuka sends Sky to the corner, but Sky elbows her back. Sky backflips away from her, but Asuka floors her with a missile dropkick. Sky comes back with a roll-up for a two-count. They trade pins for two-counts, the last one being particularly close. Sky hits the ropes, but Asuka elbows her. Asuka hits the ropes, but Sky follows her and elbows her. Sky hits the ropes, but Asuka hits a stiff kick to the chest.

Asuka hits the ropes, but Flair gets in the ring and big boots her down. Sky charges Flair, but Flair catches her and hits a fallaway slam. Flair kips up, and her eyes are a little swollen from the mist. Flair forearms Asuka to the corner and puts her leg on the middle rope. Sky jumps on Flair’s back, but Flair powers her off. Asuka attacks Flair, but Flair catches her and hits a back suplex. Sky rolls Flair up, but she gets up and double-stomps the midsection. Sky and Asuka form a temporary alliance and begin double-teaming Flair. They send her to the corner, but Flair rolls up the turnbuckles and lands on the apron. Flair boots Asuka back and rolls Sky up for a two-count. Sky fights back and twists into a crossface. Flair powers up, but Asuka soon kicks her in the face to take her out.

Sky and Asuka are left in the ring again. Asuka puts Sky on the apron, but Sky snaps her off the top rope. Sky hits a beautiful springboard missile dropkick. She sets Asuka up and goes to the top rope, but Asuka attacks Sky up there. Sky elbows her down, but Asuka charges back and hits a German Suplex off the second rope! Asuka connects with a sliding kick for a near fall. Flair goes to the apron and heads to the top rope. Flair takes out Sky and Asuka with a flying cross-body block. Flair signals for the title. Flair chops the chests of Sky and Asuka, each eliciting a “WOO” from the crowd in Indianapolis. Flair grabs Sky and Asuka and hooks both their heads. Sky and Asuka try to fight back, but Flair counters and gives them a double suplex! Flair kips up and stands tall. Asuka boots Flair, but Flair quickly takes her down. Flair drives Sky into the turnbuckles. Flair hits a cartwheel double clothesline on Flair and Asuka. Flair covers Asuka for a near fall. Flair looks frustrated.

Flair takes it to Sky and Asuka. Sky avoids a big boot and snaps the leg off the top rope. Asuka quickly goes for a German Suplex on Flair, but Flair holds the ropes. Sky leaps into the ring and rolls up Asuka, but Flair breaks it up. Asuka and Sky trade pins again, but they get nowhere. Asuka hits Flair in the head with a hip attack. Sky attacks Asuka and then just stands there. Asuka reverses a whip, but Sky changes directions and hits Flair with a suicide dive. Asuka hits Flair with a sliding kick, and Sky sweeps Asuka’s feet on the apron. Sky goes to the apron and gets the crowd going. Sky goes for an Asai Moonsault, but she comes up short on Asuka. Asuka still takes the bump. Flair goes to the top rope and takes out Sky and Asuka with a moonsault block to the floor!

Flair gets Asuka in the ring and sets her up. Flair goes to the top rope, but Asuka pulls her down. Asuka charges, but Flair big boots her away. Flair goes to the top rope, but Sky attacks her. Flair chops away at Sky and sets her up on her shoulders. Asuka runs up and powerbombs Flair off the second rope as Flair hits Sky with a Samoan Drop. Asuka covers Flair for a near fall. Asuka runs over to Sky and covers her for a near fall as well. Asuka is furious and punches the mat. Flair boots Asuka, but Asuka quickly takes her down with an Asuka Lock attempt. Flair fights out and applies a Boston Crab. Asuka fights out and cradles her for a two-count. Flair takes Asuka down and applies a Figure Four Leglock, but Sky takes Flair out with a meteora for a near fall. Sky cannot believe it. Asuka applies a deathlock to Flair, and Sky applies a crossface to Flair for good measure. Asuka releases and grabs Sky, but Sky rolls her up for a two-count. Flair lifts Sky, and Asuka hits a nasty lung blower on Sky! Flair hits the ropes and crushes Asuka with a Spear for a near fall!

Bayley runs down to check on Sky at ringside. Bayley gives her a pep talk and puts her on the apron. Flair big boots Sky off the apron, the 7,822nd big boot Flair has executed in this match. Asuka takes Flair down with a Codebreaker for a near fall. The crowd comes to their feet in appreciation. Flair takes Asuka down and applies a Figure Four Leglock. Flair manages to bridge into the Figure Eight. Bayley tries to run in, but the referee holds her back. Asuka is tapping out, but the referee doesn’t see! Sky then hits Flair with an Over the Moonsault for the win!

Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Women’s Champion: IYO SKY

IYO SKY embraces Bayley in the ring. Dakota Kai runs down to ringside, and Damage CTRL celebrates this major win for Sky.

Replays are shown of Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso becoming Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions earlier tonight. We’ll hear from them at the Fastlane Press Conference later tonight.

Earlier today, LA Knight sped into the arena in a Slim Jim car.

Video Package: John Cena and LA Knight vs. The Bloodline

Pat McAfee makes his entrance wearing a WWE/NFL Legacy Championship with the Indianapolis Colts logo on it. The crowd gives him a huge ovation. McAfee says sometimes crowds stink, but never in Indianapolis. McAfee thinks it’s time that Indianapolis gets a WrestleMania. The crowd EXPLODES! McAfee says if they want Indianapolis to get a WrestleMania, give him a Hell Yeah! The crowd screams, “HELL YEAH!”

Before he goes to sit down with Michael Cole and the “Hate Mass” Corey Graves, he wants to introduce the 16-time World Champion John Cena. Cena comes out to huge applause. LA Knight comes out with just as big of a reaction.

Tag Team Match
John Cena and LA Knight vs. The Bloodline (Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa) w/ Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman’s hair is completely white. The commentary team says it’s from the stress of Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns’ absence.

An incredibly LOUD “LA Knight” chant fires up. John Cena starts the match for his team. Jimmy Uso will start for The Bloodline. The crowd buzzes for Cena. They lock up, and Cena applies a side headlock. Jimmy whips him off, but Cena runs him over with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy goes to the ropes and speaks strategy with the white-haired Paul Heyman. Cena runs over Jimmy with another shoulder tackle. Jimmy gets to his feet, and Solo Sikoa sneers at his brother. Jimmy hooks a side headlock and shouts at the crowd. Cena backs Jimmy into the ropes and whips him off. Cena drops down and leapfrogs him before hitting another shoulder tackle. Cena looks at Solo Sikoa and motions for him to get in the ring.

Sikoa tags in. Cena squares off against The Enforcer of The Bloodline. Cena hits the ropes, but Sikoa absorbs a shoulder tackle. Cena tries again, but Sikoa absorbs it again. Cena charges, but Sikoa uppercuts him down. Sikoa stands over Cena before connecting with a head-butt. Jimmy tags in, and they hit Cena with a double-team wishbone split. Jimmy punches Cena down and dances around. Jimmy then floors Cena with an uppercut. Jimmy puts Cena on the ropes and chokes him. Sikoa gets a cheap shot in as the referee admonishes Jimmy. Sikoa is tagged in, and he takes Cena down with strikes. Sikoa puts Cena in the tree of woe. Cena tries to get out, but Sikoa hits him with a running head-butt. The Bloodline poses. Jimmy attacks Cena in the corner and goes for a running hip attack, but Cena moves. Cena crawls to his corner for a tag, but Jimmy cuts him off. Jimmy applies a side headlock. Cena fights up and reaches for a tag, but Jimmy pulls him back and takes him down. Sikoa tags in, and Cena is down in the corner. Sikoa charges and hits Cena in the face with a running hip attack! Sikoa celebrates big.

The crowd is chanting for LA Knight. Cena slowly crawls to his corner, but Sikoa is in the way. Cena pulls himself up on Sikoa, so Sikoa head-butts him. Cena is rocked, but he responds with some strikes. Sikoa quickly takes the G.O.A.T. down with a spin kick. Jimmy tags in and dances around before mocking Knight. Jimmy grabs Cena, but Cena pops up and hits Jimmy with the Attitude Adjustment! Both men are down. Cena is slowly crawling over. Sikoa tags in, and he runs in and knocks Knight off the apron before Cena makes a tag. Sikoa drags Cena to his corner and punches him. Knight gets in the ring, but the referee holds him back. Sikoa pulls Cena to the corner and hits a cannonball on the chest. Sikoa pulls him back to the corner and hits another cannonball for a near fall. Sikoa grabs Cena’s arm and prevents him from making a tag. Sikoa head-butts Cena down. Jimmy is continuing to talk trash from the apron. Sikoa has Cena in the corner and goes for a cannonball, but Cena gets the knees up and essentially low blows Sikoa.

At long last, LA Knight is tagged in. Knight and Jimmy are in the match. Knight hits a diving clothesline followed by a side leg sweep. Jimmy reverses a whip, but Knight counters with a swinging neckbreaker. Knight knocks Sikoa off the apron and stomps away at Jimmy, each stomp eliciting a “YEAH!” Knight hits Sikoa with a DDT as he gets in the ring. Knight then turns into a superkick from Jimmy for a near fall. Knight avoids an Uso Splash and hits a powerslam. Knight hits a big Elbow Drop. Knight grabs Sikoa as he gets in the ring, but Sikoa hits him with a Samoan Drop. Cena hits Sikao with a flying cross-body block. Jimmy then crushes Cena with an Uso Splash.

Everyone is down in the ring. Jimmy and Knight are first to their feet. Sikoa soon gets up. Knight fights them both off with punches and big jabs. Sikoa quickly whips Knight into Jimmy, who gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Cena lifts Sikoa for an AA, but Jimmy superkicks him hard in the jaw. Jimmy goes to the top rope. Sikoa charges Knight as he gets in the ring, but Knight pulls the top rope down. Knight then leaps to the top rope and hits Jimmy with a superplex. Cena punches Sikoa off the apron and hits Jimmy with a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Knight hits Jimmy with Blunt Force Trauma for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: John Cena and LA Knight

John Cena and LA Knight shake hands. Cena goes to raise Knight’s arm, but Knight pulls his arm away. Knight then raises Cena’s arm in victory. Paul Heyman does not look happy and is talking to Roman Reigns on the phone about what just transpired.

The Judgment Day is recuperating in the back. Damian Priest says he’s not going home empty-handed. It has to be tonight. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley reminds him that he said he wouldn’t rush this. Tonight is not the night. She takes the briefcase from him. Priest is limping from his damaged knee and sits back down.

Declan McMahon and the Indiana Hoosiers are at ringside. Yes, Shane McMahon’s son, who appeared on WrestleMania XX as a baby, is now in college. I feel old.

The Brawling Brutes play with some WWE toys backstage.

WWE Crown Jewel is coming on November 4, 2023.

Video Package: Last Man Standing Match

World Heavyweight Championship
Last Man Standing Match
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c)

Seth “Freakin” Rollins’s back has kinesio tape on it. Rollins starts off hot, but Nakamura avoids him and saunters around ringside. Rollins smiles as Nakamura gets in the ring and shouts, “COME ON!” Rollins grabs a kendo stick and gets in the ring, but Nakamura runs away. Nakamura attacks Rollins and backs his broken back into the barricade a few times. Nakamura kicks Rollins and pulls him over to the ramp. Nakamura goes for a suplex on the entrance ramp, but Rollins counters with a textbook vertical suplex on the floor. Rollins pulls the ringside mats back and exposes the floor. Rollins goes for a powerbomb, but Nakamura gets out. Nakamura tries to bounce him off the steps, but Rollins blocks it and slams Nakamura’s face off the steps. Rollins slams Nakamura’s face on the steps again before picking up the top half of the steps. Rollins drives the steps into Nakamura and throws them, but Nakamura ducks. Rollins goes for a Stomp on the steps, but Nakamura gets away.

Nakamura gets in the ring, and Rollins begins throwing kendo sticks, chairs, a garbage can, and a table into the ring. The table gets a huge pop. Rollins gets a second table and leaves it at ringside. Rollins gets in the ring, and Nakamura rolls to the apron. Nakamura snaps him off the top rope. Nakamura hangs Rollins over the apron and knees him in the chest. Nakamura then comes off the apron with a knee to the broken back. Nakamura continues to attack and gets Rollins in the ring. Nakamura pulls out a pair of nunchucks. Rollins picks up the garbage can, but Nakamura hits him in the hamstring with the nunchucks. Nakamura hits him in the leg again before hitting the broken back. Rollins tries to boot him back, but Nakamura blocks it, spins him on the ropes, and kicks him in the back. Nakamura hits a sliding German Suplex. Nakamura gets in the ring and hits a flying kick. Rollins beats the referee’s count at six. Nakamura takes Rollins down and puts the garbage can over his head. Nakamura pounds the garbage can with the kendo stick, disorienting Rollins, who is trapped inside. Nakamura then uses the nunchucks to stretch Rollins’s mouth out. Rollins tries to fight out, but Nakamura takes him down hard. Nakamura pulls the hair and applies a sleeper hold. Rollins fights out and takes Nakamura out with a desperate Sling Blade.

Rollins tends to his injured back for a moment before grabbing a kendo stick. Rollins viciously beats Nakamura’s back with the kendo stick and has him down on the mat. Rollins picks up the garbage can and hits Nakamura in the face with it, knocking the King of Strong Style out of the ring. Rollins hits the ropes and connects with a suicide dive. Rollins gets Nakamura in the ring and picks up the kendo stick. Rollins hits Nakamura in the legs with the kendo stick before hitting a big pump kick. Rollins goes to the top rope and crushes Nakamura with a frog splash. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… Nakamura is up. Rollins grabs the kendo stick and swings, but Nakamura counters. Nakamura has the kendo stick around Rollins’s neck before hitting a backstabber! Nakamura follows up with a sliding kick.

Nakamura grabs the table and leans it in the corner. Nakamura grabs Rollins by the hair and applies a sleeper hold again. Rollins fights him, but Nakamura turns him inside out with an inverted suplex. Rollins leans against the table in the corner. Nakamura charges, but Rollins sidesteps him. Nakamura hits the table, but it doesn’t break. Rollins then hits Nakamura with the Stomp! 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… Nakamura beats the count and pulls himself up on the ropes. Nakamura rolls out of the ring to recover. Rollins goes outside and clears off the commentary table. Rollins then turns around and slowly makes his way to the ring. Rollins pulls a ladder out from under the ring. Rollins drives the tip of the ladder into Nakamura’s shoulder. Rollins sets the ladder up next to the commentary table. Rollins grabs Nakamura and sets him up on the commentary table. Nakamura is lying half on the table. Rollins climbs the ladder, but Nakamura walks away. Rollins sadly climbs down from the ladder. Rollins attacks Nakamura and bounces him off the apron. Rollins sends Nakamura into the barricade, and they’re fighting on the exposed ringside area. Rollins pulled the mats back earlier in the match on this side of the ring.

Rollins sends Nakamura into the crowd. Rollins grabs a steel chair and pursues him. Rollins hits Nakamura in the back with the chair and sends him into the metal barricade. Rollins lifts Nakamura, but Nakamura slides off and sends Rollins into the metal barricade separating the fans in the lower tier. Nakamura and Rollins begin to climb the steps. They trade punches before Rollins bites the face. Nakamura quickly low-blows Rollins and kicks him off the stands. Rollins lands spine-first on a platform! 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… 9… Rollins barely pulls himself up on a road crate. An irate Nakamura smashes a folding chair into Rollins’s broken back. They’re fighting on the ramp now. Nakamura kicks Rollins in the chest before hitting the back with the chair. Nakamura wildly swings, but he hits the ring post when Rollins ducks. Rollins goes for a Pedigree on the exposed floor, but Nakamura hits a back body drop on the concrete! Rollins screams in pain. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… Rollins pulls himself up on the barricade.

Nakamura attacks Rollins and gets him in the ring. Nakamura gets in the ring and sizes the World Heavyweight Champion up. Nakamura goes for a Kinshasa, but Rollins counters with a superkick. Rollins follows up with a Pedigree. Both men are down. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… Rollins is up. 7… 8… 9… Nakamura just barely beats the count. Nakamura falls out of the ring. Rollins tries to lift the table that is at ringside, but his back is too hurt to lift a folding table. Rollins eventually does it. Rollins holds his lower back in pain. Rollins goes for Nakamura, but Nakamura backs him into the apron. Nakamura kicks away at Rollins and puts him on the table that Rollins just set up. Rollins may have inadvertently helped Nakamura by setting up that table. Nakamura goes to the second rope and comes off the ropes with double knees through the table! Nakamura holds his knees in pain. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… Nakamura is up. 7… 8… 9… Rollins pulls himself up on the table fragments. A livid Nakamura destroys Rollins’s back with the steel chair and gets in the ring. Nakamura sets up the chair in the center of the ring. Rollins is up at 5. Nakamura goes for Rollins, but Rollins drives him headfirst into the ring post.

Rollins is moving to another level now. Michael Cole seems to know what Rollins is thinking and shouts, “Are you insane?” Rollins grabs Nakamura and puts him on the commentary table. Rollins climbs the ladder. Corey Graves is trying to talk some sense into Rollins. Nakamura gets off the table and climbs the other side of the ladder. Nakamura grabs Rollins and spits Red Mist into his eyes! Nakamura pushes Rollins off the ladder and through the table! 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… 9… Rollins pulls himself up to his feet while holding the ladder.

Rollins’s face is a crimson mask from the Red Mist. The crowd chants, “This is awesome.” Nakamura gets Rollins in the ring and hits a backbreaker through the chair that was set up in the center of the ring. Nakamura then gives him a Kinshasa through the table in the corner. The table folds over Rollins’s body. Nakamura smiles with the Red Mist dripping from his mouth. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… 9… Rollins rolls out of the ring and lands on his feet. Rollins soon collapses, but he does indeed beat the count. Nakamura cannot believe it. Nakamura drives him into the barricade, and they’re fighting through the crowd now. Nakamura puts Rollins on a road crate and climbs up. Nakamura wildly punches and stomps away at Rollins as he is pressed against the metal barrier. Nakamura lifts Rollins, but Rollins slides off and hits a Pedigree on the crate! Rollins then hits him with a Stomp on the crate! Both men are down. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… Rollins is up. 8… 9… Nakamura is up. Rollins grabs Nakamura and gives him a Falcon Arrow off the crate through the tech tables covered in wires! A “Holy S**t” chant fires up. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… Nakamura is nearly up, but he collapses. He is still technically down. 9… Rollins is up! 10! Nakamura does not get to his feet!

Winner and still World Heavyweight Champion: Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Seth “Freakin” Rollins grabs his championship and celebrates with the crowd. Michael Cole wonders how much longer Rollins can go like this.

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