WWE Elimination Chamber Results
May 31, 2015
Corpus Christi, Texas
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show that hypes up the two Elimination Chamber matches, the John Cena/Kevin Owens match, and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. The all goes down tonight on WWE Elimination Chamber.
We’re brought into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the show. The Elimination Chamber surrounds the ring. Lilian Garcia explains the rules of the match. This will be for the WWE Tag Team Championships.
WWE Tag Team Championships – Elimination Chamber Match
The Prime Time Players vs. Los Matadores vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro vs. The New Day (c’s) vs. The Ascension vs. The Lucha Dragons
On the Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show, Kane allowed all three members of The New Day to compete in this match. They are all squeezed into one of the pods. El Torito also climbed on top of Los Matadores’ pod and has not left. Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. The Ascension and The Lucha Dragons will start out the first ever tag team Elimination Chamber match. The bell rings, and The Ascension quickly attacks The Lucha Dragons. They soon send them into the ropes, but The Lucha Dragons come back with springboard moonsaults off the second rope. Sin Cara slams Kalisto onto Konnor before they take Viktor out with a dropkick. Konnor soon throws them to the steel grate, but the kick him away. Kalisto hits Konnor with a springboard cross-body block before Sin Cara connects with a springboard senton bomb. They start a “Lucha” chant before attacking both Konnor and Viktor in separate corners. The Ascension soon takes over. Konnor sends Sin Cara to the corner and whips Kalisto into him, but Sin Cara catapults Kalisto to the top of one of the pods. The Ascension hits Sin Cara with a hip lock slam. The New Day then pulls the legs of Kalisto through the roof of the pod. The Ascension climbs to the top rope and attacks Kalisto. The crowd chants, “New Day Sucks!” Kalisto fights Konnor and Viktor off. Sin Cara climbs to the top of another pod as Kalisto frees himself of The New Day. Sin Cara then connects with the Falling Star off the top of the pod on Viktor! Kalisto takes a long time to find his footing. The time has expired for a new team to come in, but nothing has happened. The New Day then pulls Kalisto down again. Time has expired again, and Cesaro and Tyson Kidd have entered the match.
Tyson Kidd kicks Sin Cara before giving him a German Suplex as Cesaro uppercuts him. Cesaro hangs Viktor up in the tree of woe and hits Konnor with a running European Uppercut as Kidd dropkicks Viktor in the face. Cesaro sends Konnor into the ropes. Kidd then flapjacks Konnor into a European Uppercut from Cesaro for a near fall. Kidd goes to the top rope and goes to superplex Kalisto off the top of the pod, but he fights him off. Cesaro then leapfrogs up to the top rope and uppercuts Kalisto! Cesaro then superplexes Kalisto off the top of the pod! Kidd then hits a springboard elbow drop, but Sin Cara breaks up the pinfall. Cesaro viciously throws Sin Cara onto the steel grate. Cesaro then press slams Kalisto over the top rope onto the steel grate. Konnor is knocked to the steel grate as Viktor gets the better of Kidd in the ring. Viktor body slams Kidd and drops a fist, but Cesaro breaks up the pinfall. Viktor throws Cesaro to the steel grate. Kidd takes Viktor down and applies the Sharpshooter, but Konnor breaks it up. Cesaro throws Viktor to the floor, and Sin Cara takes Cesaro down with a head-scissor slam. Kalisto goes for a flying hurricanrana on the steel grate, but Cesaro holds him up. Kalisto grabs the steel wall and scales to the top of a pod. Sin Cara powerbombs Kidd. Viktor hits Sin Cara with a Dominator for a near fall. The time limit expires, and Los Matadores enter the match.
El Torito immediately flies off the top of the pod and takes Cesaro out with a flying hurricanrana! Kalisto has started scaling the roof of the Elimination Chamber and goes to the middle! Los Matadores take out Sin Cara and Kidd with Backstabbers! The Ascension quickly take them down, but they’re soon caught with dual Backstabbers. Kalisto starts swinging and takes out The Ascension, Kidd, and Cesaro. Los Matadores try to pick up the scraps, but Kidd breaks up the pinfall. Fernando then takes Sin Cara out with a slingshot senton on the steel grate! The Ascension sandwiches Diego in the ring. El Torito scales the roof and falls onto The Ascension, but they catch him and catapult him into Fernando on the steel grate! They then hit Diego with The Fall of Man to eliminate Los Matadores.
Los Matadores have been eliminated.
The Ascension celebrates their elimination. The Lucha Dragons take them out with stereo missile dropkicks. The Lucha Dragons climb to the top rope. Konnor knocks Sin Cara off into the steel wall. They then pull Kalisto into the ring and give him The Fall of Man to eliminate them.
The Lucha Dragons have been eliminated.
The Ascension stands tall in the ring as we see replays of the highlights of the match so far. Viktor hits Kidd with a sit-out slam for a near fall. Konnor sends Cesaro into the turnbuckle before letting him back in the ring. Viktor presses Kidd’s face into the steel wall. Cesaro then attacks him, but he clotheslined back into the ring. The time limit expires, and The Prime Time Players are in the match.
The Prime Time Players make a beeline for The Ascension and attack them. Titus O’Neil is quickly taken down, but he soon sends Viktor into the steel wall a few times before tossing him into the ring. Darren Young hits The Gut Check on Viktor to pin him.
The Ascension have been eliminated.
Young body slams Kidd, and O’Neil front suplexes him on top of Kidd. O’Neil then gives Young a front suplex on Cesaro. Young goes for a Gut Check on Kidd, but Kidd gets out and hits a Moss Covered Three-Handled Family Credenza. O’Neil then big boots him down. Cesaro blocks a big boot and connects with a big clothesline. Young boots him in the face, but Cesaro dropkicks him as he goes to the top rope. Cesaro uppercuts him on the top rope and hits an incredible deadlift gutwrench superplex! As Cesaro falls, O’Neil powerbombs him! Both teams are down. O’Neil crawls over to Cesaro to pin him, but Kidd breaks it up. Kidd has a whip reversed on him, but he’s able to kick O’Neil in the face. O’Neil then takes him out with a spinebuster. Young covers Kidd, but Cesaro breaks it up. Both teams are down again, and the crowd gives them a nice hand. The New Day is getting amped up to come in. The time limit expires and all three members of The New Day enter the match.
The crowd boos as they attack everyone in the ring. Big E and Xavier Woods go for a double suplex on Kidd, but Kidd, Cesaro, and The Prime Time Players team up to hit a four-on-three suplex on The New Day! Cesaro throws Woods into one of the pods and lock him in! Big E sends O’Neil to the steel grate before being taken down by Cesaro and Kidd. Kidd monkey flips Kofi Kingston into a spinebuster from Cesaro. Cesaro then hits the Cesaro Swing and Kidd dropkicks him. Young then surprises Cesaro with a roll-up to eliminate him!
Cesaro and Tyson Kidd have been eliminated.
It’s The New Day taking on The Prime Time Players to determine who walks out as the WWE Tag Team Champions. The New Day uses their 3-on-2 advantage to take them down. Woods hits Young with the Honor Roll. Big E drags O’Neil to the center of the ring and whips him into Kingston’s boots. The New Day then shoves O’Neil’s head through the steel chains. They keep Young back as they kick away at O’Neil. They then get in the ring and focus on Young. Big E goes for a Big Ending, but Young slides off and takes Woods and Kingston out. Big E goes for a shoulder block in the corner, but Young sidesteps him. Big E then hits the glass of the pod headfirst, but it doesn’t break!
Both teams are down, but The Prime Time Players are first up. O’Neil big boots Woods onto the floor! Young catapults Kingston onto the top rope as O’Neil shoves Big E into the steel chains. Big E throws Young over the top rope onto the steel grate. O’Neil counters Trouble in Paradise and sends Kingston into the steel chains before throwing him over the top rope. O’Neil avalanches Big E in the corner before taking him out with a clothesline. Young then connects with a Gut Check on Kingston. Young takes his time to cover and gets a near fall. O’Neil sends Big E into the ropes, but he takes him down. Young then clotheslines Big E over the top rope to the steel grate. Big E then kills Young with a belly-to-belly suplex on the steel grate! Big E gets in the ring, and O’Neil hits him with a powerslam for a near fall. Big E clips the leg of O’Neil and holds him down as Kingston hits Trouble in Paradise. The New Day then lay on top of him to get the pin!
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day
Match Rating: *** 1/2
The New Day celebrates their huge win as the crowd chants, “New Day Sucks!”
A promo is shown for WWE Money in the Bank, which is coming soon. A tweet from Rusev is shown where he comments on his broken foot. Rusev has been removed from the WWE Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber match.
Dolph Ziggler is warming up when Lana walks up. She wishes him luck and says the title will look good on his waist. Ziggler says he’d have loved to pin Rusev. Lana says it’s not about Rusev and making him jealous. Ziggler says he’ll win the title. She tells him to be careful and wishes him luck.
WWE Divas Championship – Triple Threat Match
Nikki Bella (c) vs. Naomi vs. Paige
The bell rings, and they all circle the ring. Naomi goes for a kick on Nikki, but it’s blocked. Paige forearms Naomi and takes Nikki down to punch her. Paige sends her into the ropes, but Naomi sweeps the feet. Naomi then sends Nikki into the commentary table. Paige grabs her by the hair and brings her to the apron. Naomi kicks her back and goes to the top rope for a cross-body block, but Paige sidesteps her for a two count. Paige hits a trio of short-arm clotheslines followed by a running dropkick. Paige shouts that this is her house before superkicking Naomi and then kicking Nikki off the apron. Paige ducks a clothesline, misses a big boot, and catches Naomi with a fall-away slam for a two count. Nikki shoulders her in the midsection and hits a face-buster. Nikki drags her into the ring for a two count. Nikki sends her into Naomi in the corner and hits a corner clothesline. Nikki hits an Alabama Slam, and Naomi rolls her up for a two count. Naomi quickly kicks Nikki in the face and covers Paige for a two count. Nikki elbows Naomi in the face and misses flying kick because Paige was out of position. Naomi knees Paige in the face and sends Nikki shoulder-first into the ring post. Nikki falls to the floor.
Naomi attacks Paige and connects with a suplex. Naomi drops a leg and taunts the crowd. Naomi props Paige up on the top rope and clubs her in the back. Naomi goes for a super back suplex, but Paige fights her off. Nikki then comes in and hits a powerbomb on Naomi as Naomi hits Paige with a back suplex. Nikki covers Naomi for a near fall. Nikki then covers Paige for another near fall. Nikki goes for a Rack Attack on Paige, but Naomi takes her out with the Rear View. Paige breaks up the pin and kicks Naomi out of the ring. Paige goes for the PTO on Nikki, but Naomi kicks her in the face. Naomi covers for a near fall. Paige reverses a whip to the corner and clubs Naomi. Paige goes for an electric chair drop, but Naomi counters with a reverse hurricanrana for a near fall. Nikki ducks a kick from Naomi and hits Naomi with the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: * 3/4
Brie Bella runs down to celebrate with her sister. They hug in the ring and walk up the ramp. We then see replays of what just happened.
A promo video airs for “Swerved,” which is coming in June on the WWE Network.
A video airs that hypes up John Cena vs. Kevin Owens.
NXT Champion vs. WWE United States Champion
Kevin Owens vs. John Cena
The crowd is really buzzing for this match. Kevin Owens holds up the NXT Championship as the crowd boos. John Cena then holds up the WWE United States Championship up to a nice ovation. Owens just smirks at him.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Owens applies a side headlock. A “Fight, Owens, fight” chant breaks out. Cena loudly calls out a spot as he whips him off. Cena leapfrogs him and shoulder blocks him down. Cena then taunts him. Owens gets to his feet and walks around the ring. A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. They circle the ring, and Owens kicks him down before punching him. Owens forearms him in the face and kicks him in the back. Owens punches him down in the corner and digs his knee into his face. Owens taunts the crowd as they boo him. Owens forearms him in the face before having a whip to the opposite corner reversed. Cena hits a running bulldog and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Owens kicks him to the apron and gets him to his feet. Owens punches him down and rips at his face. Owens kicks him in the head before sends him hard into the corner. Owens again taunts the crowd to loud boos. Owens gets him in the corner and rubs his forearm in Cena’s face. Owens boots Cena down as an “NXT” chant breaks out. Owens kicks him in the face and talks trash before covering for a two count. Owens then applies a chin lock. Cena fights up, but he soon goes limp from the chin lock. Cena gets his wits about him and fights up again. Cena powers out of the chin lock and goes for an AA, but Owens slides off and hits a DDT for a near fall.
Owens kicks him and waits for him to get up. Cena slowly gets to his feet, and Owens big boots him back down. Owens once again taunts the crowd as they loudly boo him. Owens continues to talk trash to him before taking him down with a straight right hand. Owens taunts the crowd, and Cena rolls him up for a near fall. Owen immediately clotheslines him down and punches away at him. Owens then flattens him with a senton splash for a near fall. Owens allows Cena to pull himself up. Owens punches him and talks more trash. Cena begins to fight back. They start trading punches before Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a shoulder tackle. Owens counters a second tackle and slings him into a modified death valley driver for a near fall! Owens gets up in the corner and hits a running cannonball for a near fall. Owens is frustrated that Cena keeps kicking out. Owens talks trash as Cena struggles to get up. They trade punches again, but Cena comes out on top. Owens knees him in the midsection and goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Cena slides out and hits a pair of shoulder blocks. Cena hits a back suplex powerbomb and sets up for a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena connects with it and goes for an AA, but Owens slides off. Owens then connects with the Pop-up Powerbomb for a near fall! Owens cannot believe it. Owens goes to the top rope, but Cena crotches him up there. Cena punches him and climbs up, but Owens fights him off. Owens then goes for a springboard moonsault, but Cena rolls out of the way! Cena immediately connects with the AA for a near fall!
Both men take their time getting to their feet. Cena pulls him up, but Owens fights him off. They trade punches before Owens ducks a clothesline and superkicks him down. Owens stands over Cena and sets up for a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Owens hits the ropes, and Cena clips the leg and applies an STF! Owens claws his way to the bottom rope. Cena tries to drags him back in, but Owens kicks him away. Owens then hits the Attitude Adjustment for a near fall! Owens runs into a boot, and Cena connects with a tornado DDT for a near fall! Both men take their time getting to their feet again. Cena pulls himself to the top rope and connects with a flying leg drop for a near fall. Cena goes for an AA, but Owens slides off. Owens hits a modified falling powerbomb for another near fall! Owens punches the mat in frustration. Owens pulls him up and talks some trash before punching him. Owens screams for him to stay down. Cena punches back at him. They trade punches before Owens knees him in the midsection. Owens sends him into the ropes, but Cena holds on. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard stunner for a near fall! Cena props him up on the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Owens counters with a modified superplex for a near fall! Owens goes to the top rope and hits a senton bomb for yet another near fall! Owens cannot believe this!
Cena slowly gets to his feet and nearly takes Owens head off with a clothesline. Owens gets up, and Cena turns him inside out with another clothesline. Owens ducks a clothesline and hits a Pop-up Powerbomb for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: ****
Kevin Owens grabs the NXT Championship and holds it up. The crowd is absolutely stunned. Owens looks like he’s been in a war as we see replays of the highlights of the match.
Kevin Owens grabs a microphone. The crowd is booing him. Owens mentions he said on RAW a few weeks back that if the people didn’t know him, then they weren’t worth his time. Now everyone knows who Kevin Owens is. He’s the man who started a fight with John Cena. He’s also the man who just finished that fight! Now that he’s beaten John Cena, he has some veteran advice for him: it’s time for him to go because his time is way up. Owens says his time is now because “The Champ is here!”
The Kickoff Panel talks about the result of Owens vs. Cena.
Bo Dallas vs. Neville
Bo Dallas says he tried to be nice to Neville. He saw a little bird with a broken wing and wanted to help, but Neville denied him. Neville thinks he can handle everything on his own. Everybody needs help. All you need is help. It’s too late for Neville. Tonight, he is going to force him to Bolieve.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Neville sidesteps a takedown as the crowd lightly chants, “NXT.” They take their time before Dallas hits a headlock takeover. Neville quickly kicks him away, and Dallas looks frustrated. Neville insinuates that his knee is fine. Dallas powers him to the corner, and Neville kicks him in the midsection. Neville kicks away at him a few times before having a whip to the corner reversed. Neville slingshots over him and does two quick flips to the corner. Neville boots him in the face and goes to the top rope. Dallas quickly gets out of the ring, and Neville takes him out with a top rope moonsault block to the floor! Neville rolls him into the ring for a two count. Neville then applies a chin lock. Dallas gets to the ropes and begs Neville back. Dallas tries to beg him off and says he’s trying to help him. Neville smiles and kicks him in the chest. Dallas blocks a kick and pulls him out of the ring. Dallas goes outside and elbows him in the head a few times. Dallas rolls him back into the ring and covers his face with the apron. Dallas clubs him and puts him in the middle of the ring. Dallas then hits a running elbow for a two count. Dallas then applies a neck vice. Neville fights up, and Dallas takes him down by the hair. Dallas drops some knees for a two count. Dallas then reapplies the neck vice. Neville tries to fight up, but Dallas takes him down. Neville eventually fights up, but Dallas knees him in the face a few times. Dallas smiles at the crowd before taunting them. Dallas hits a short arm elbow to the face and raises his arm in victory. Dallas hits another short-arm elbow and goes for a third, but Neville counters. Neville then sends him face-first into the turnbuckle, and he falls out of the ring.
Dallas slowly gets into the ring, and Neville forearms him a few times. Neville kicks him in the midsection and face before hitting a running dropkick. Neville then connects with a flying forearm before hitting a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Dallas pushes him away and shoulders him in the midsection. Dallas connects with a DDT for a near fall. Dallas screams in frustration. Dallas looks completely frustrated. Dallas goes for the Bo-dog, but Neville slides off and counters into an enzuigiri. Neville goes to the top rope and hits the Red Arrow for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Neville
Match Rating: * 3/4
Dean Ambrose is seen talking to Roman Reigns backstage. Triple H walks up to them and talks about what a night it’s been. Triple H then brings up Kevin Owens. Triple H says he heard that Roman Reigns wanted to be in Ambrose’s corner, but he doesn’t have the authority to insert himself into a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. Kane will be out there in an official capacity. Reigns would just be there to be a disruption. Triple H won’t allow that to happen. If Reigns gets involved in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, Ambrose will get disqualified. Triple H then wishes them luck and says he has a good feeling about this.
The Elimination Chamber is seen lowering down. The vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship will be decided in this one. Daniel Bryan is seen sitting at ringside to give the title to the next champion.
The Elimination Chamber is seen lowering down. The vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship will be decided in this one. Daniel Bryan is seen sitting at ringside to give the title to the next champion. Replays are shown of Daniel Bryan vacating the title three weeks ago on RAW due to injury.
WWE Intercontinental Championship – Elimination Chamber Match
Mark Henry vs. Sheamus vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. King Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler
Mark Henry is Rusev’s replacement in this match. Rusev was removed due to breaking his ankle at the Smackdown tapings. King Barrett and Dolph Ziggler will start the match out. They circle the ring, and Ziggler takes him down for a one count. Ziggler covers for another one count. Ziggler wrenches the arm and rolls him up for a two count. Barrett kicks him in the midsection and puts him in the corner. Barrett hits a snap suplex for a two count. Barrett puts him in the corner and clubs away at the back. Barrett sets him up on the top rope and clubs away at him. Barrett taunts the crowd before hitting a running kick to the midsection. Barrett covers for another two count. Barrett applies a chin lock and really cinches it in. Ziggler fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Ziggler elbows him in the face and dropkicks him down. Ziggler splashes him in the corner and connects with a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops an elbow for a near fall. Ziggler has a whip to the corner reversed. Barrett blocks a slingshot and kicks him in the midsection. Barrett then clotheslines him over the top rope onto the steel grate. Barrett then sends him headfirst into Ryback’s pod. Ryback talks a little trash as Barrett sends Ziggler into the steel chains. Barrett punches him down before kicking him. Barrett talks trash to Sheamus as well. The time limit expires, and R-Truth enters the ring.
Barrett is waiting for him. Barrett immediately punches and kicks him down in his pod. Barrett slams him into the glass and head-butts him. R-Truth kicks back, but Barrett clubs him down. Barrett then sends him headfirst into the steel steps. Barrett then big boots him over the top rope. Ziggler tries to comeback, but Barrett big boots him down on the steel grate. Barrett sends Ziggler into the ring post and taunts the crowd. R-Truth ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own. Barrett reverses a whip to the corner and eats a big boot. R-Truth then takes him out with a missile dropkick for a near fall. R-Truth hits a sit-out front suplex before connecting with a Scissor Kick. Barrett immediately rolls to the corner. R-Truth splashes him in the corner and hits the ropes, but Barrett takes him down with a spinning side slam for a near fall. Ziggler rolls Barrett up for a near fall. Ziggler elbows Barrett in the face, but Barrett takes him down with a pair of kicks to the midsection and jaw for a near fall. Barrett then throws him over the top rope onto the steel grate. Barrett drives Ziggler into Mark Henry’s pod, and the glass falls out. Mark Henry enters the match!
Henry punches and clubs away at Barrett before body slamming him. Henry drops a leg for a near fall. The time limit expires, and Ryback enters the match. Ryback punches away at Henry and shoulders him in the corner. Henry big boots him back, but he misses a clothesline. Ryback clotheslines him down for a near fall. Ryback powers Barrett to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Ryback sends him to the opposite corner, hits a corner clothesline and a spinebuster for another near fall. Barrett quickly counters Ryback with a back body drop to the steel grate. Ziggler counters a slam from Barrett into a pinfall attempt. Barrett hits Ziggler with The Wasteland, but Henry pulls him off. Henry head-butts him and shoulder thrusts him in the corner. Henry talks trash, but Barrett fights him off. Barrett sets up for the Royal Bull Hammer, but Ziggler superkicks him. Ryback drops Barrett on the top rope, and R-Truth hits the Lie Detector to pin Barrett.
King Barrett has been eliminated.
The remaining four men stare at each other with trepidation. They take a lot of time before just punching away at each other. Henry punches away at R-Truth in the corner as Ryback takes down Ziggler. A “Feed Me More” chant breaks out. Ryback splashes Henry in the corner. The time limit expires, and Sheamus enters the match. The referee has trouble opening the pod. Sheamus starts to flip out. R-Truth rolls Ryback up for a two count. Ziggler rolls up R-Truth for a near fall. Ryback then rolls Ziggler up for a near fall. It seems like they’re trying to figure out what to do. Ryback whips Henry into a corkscrew elbow from R-Truth. Ziggler superkicks Henry, and Ryback hits Henry with a spinebuster. Ryback attacks Ziggler and starts a “Feed Me More” chant. Ryback then annihilates R-Truth with Shell Shocked to eliminate him.
R-Truth has been eliminated.
Ryback punches away at Ziggler before whipping him hard into the corner. Ryback then connects with a delayed vertical suplex. Ryback holds him up for about twenty seconds before dropping him down. Ryback goes for a Meat Hook Clothesline, but Ziggler superkicks him down. Sheamus’ pod door is still jammed. Sheamus then uses his Celtic cross to pick the lock and get out. Sheamus enters and shouts, “Are you not entertained?” Sheamus then sends Ziggler through the glass of his pod. Sheamus clotheslines Ryback over the top rope and kicks away at Henry. Sheamus talks trash to Henry. Henry goes for the World’s Strongest Slam, but Sheamus gets out. Henry takes him down and hits a big splash for a near fall. Henry goes for a powerslam, but Sheamus rips at his face. Sheamus then drops him with a Brogue Kick to eliminate him.
Mark Henry has been eliminated.
Sheamus sends Ryback into the steel chains. Sheamus then goes for Ziggler and throws him back into the ring. Sheamus punches away at Ziggler and hits a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus kicks away at Ziggler before being tackled down. Ziggler punches away at him, and Sheamus takes him out with an Irish hammer. Sheamus hits a release suplex for a near fall. Sheamus goes for a suplex, but Ziggler counters into an inside cradle for a two count. Ziggler rolls him up for another two count. Ziggler ducks a hammer and goes for a DDT, but Sheamus pushes him off. Ziggler sidesteps Sheamus, and he hits the ring post shoulder-first. Ziggler then DDTs him for a near fall. Ryback gets to his feet and goes for a powerbomb on Ziggler, but Ziggler slides off and superkicks him. Ziggler ducks a Brogue Kick and hits a famouser. Sheamus quickly pops up and hits a Brogue Kick on Ziggler for the win.
Dolph Ziggler has been eliminated.
Sheamus and Ryback are the final two. One of them will be the new WWE Intercontinental Champion. A “Feed Me More” chant fires up. Sheamus knees Ryback in the face and powerslams him for a two count. Sheamus slaps away at Ryback and taunts the crowd. Sheamus then points at Daniel Bryan, the man he put out of action. Ryback comes back with a pair of clotheslines and a powerslam. Ryback hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner with some clubs. Ryback sends him to the opposite corner, but he runs into a boot. Sheamus then runs into a powerslam. Ryback shakes the ropes and says that it’s feeding time. Ryback sets up in the corner and goes for a Meat Hook Clothesline, but Sheamus gets out of the ring. Sheamus powers him into a pod, but Ryback fights him off. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked on the steel grate, but Sheamus slides off. Sheamus then hits White Noise on the steel grate! Sheamus puts Ryback into the ring and covers for a near fall.
Sheamus goes for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but Ryback blocks them and pulls Sheamus out of the ring onto the steel grate. Sheamus shoves him into the steel chains. Sheamus then hits a rolling senton on the steel grate! Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Ryback counters into a powerbomb into the steel chains. Ryback then powerbombs him into the ring. Ryback connects with Shell Shocked and picks up the win!
Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Ryback
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Ryback looks absolutely elated about winning his first singles championship in WWE. Replays are shown of the highlights of the match. Daniel Bryan gets into the ring with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Bryan says congratulations are in order for The Ryback. Bryan asks if the fans think Ryback deserves it. They shout in the affirmative. Bryan says he thinks Ryback deserves it, and he hands him the Intercontinental Championship. Ryback says Bryan is an inspiration to him and thanks him. They shake hands and pose for the crowd. Bryan leaves Ryback in the ring to pose with the title.
Paul Heyman will be Stone Cold Steve Austin’s guest on the Stone Cold Podcast tomorrow night after WWE Monday Night RAW.
A promo video airs for WWE Money in the Bank, which will be live on the WWE Network in two weeks.
A video airs that hypes up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Seth Rollins (c) w/ Kane and J&J Security vs. Dean Ambrose
Lilian Garcia does the announcements after both men get in the ring to give it a big match feel. Seth Rollins holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in Dean Ambrose’s face. A “You Sold Out” chant breaks out. The bell rings, and Rollins smirks at Ambrose. They circle the ring and lock up. Rollins wrenches the arm and applies a hammerlock. Ambrose applies a hammerlock before going to a side headlock. Ambrose takes him down and wrenches the arm. Rollins elbows him in the face and hits a headlock takeover. Ambrose fights up and whips him off. Rollins shoulder blocks him down. Rollins hits the ropes, and Ambrose takes him down with a pair of arm drags. Ambrose applies an arm bar and really stretches him. Rollins screams in pain before trying to break his hand. Rollins quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. J&J Security and Kane surround him. Rollins talks strategy with J&J Security before getting back in the ring. They go for a test of strength. Ambrose kicks his hand away and applies a wristlock, but Rollins kicks away at him. Rollins kicks him down in the corner before the referee backs him up. Rollins clubs him before sending him into the ropes. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and hits a running cross-body block before punching away at him. Ambrose puts him in the corner and rubs his forearm into his face. Ambrose chops the chest before sending him into the corner. Rollins rolls up the turnbuckle a la Shawn Michaels before Ambrose chops him down. Ambrose ties him up in the ropes, jabs him, and hits a front dropkick. Ambrose then goes to the second rope and hits a flying leg drop for a near fall.
Ambrose goes to put him on the top rope, but Rollins fights him back. Ambrose eventually gets him up there and goes for a super back suplex, but Rollins slides off. Ambrose kicks him in the face and is distracted by Joey Mercury. Rollins gets him in the tree of woe and kicks away at him. Jamie Noble distracts the referee. Rollins then goes to the top rope and jumps on Ambrose to slam him down on the mat for a near fall. Rollins goes outside and clubs away at him. Rollins hits a running boot to the head before getting in the ring. The crowd chants, “Justin Bieber” at him. Rollins hits a snapmare followed by a kick to the back for a near fall. Rollins then applies a chin lock. Ambrose fights up and punches out. Ambrose hits an arm drag, but Rollins comes back quickly with a reverse STO into the corner for a two count. Rollins smiles at the crowd and doesn’t look like he’s nervous. A “Let’s go Ambrose,” chant fires up. Rollins tells Ambrose to get up, and he punches him every time he gets to his feet. Rollins slaps him in the face a few times before Ambrose comes back with some right hands. Ambrose ducks a clothesline, and Rollins comes back with a sling blade for a two count. J&J Security argues the referee’s count. Rollins then gives Ambrose a short-arm clothesline. Rollins snarls at the fans before hitting another short-arm clothesline. J&J Security enthusiastically claps for Rollins. Another “You Sold Out” chant breaks out. Ambrose ducks another short-arm clothesline, and they take each other out with a double cross-body block.
Ambrose punches and jabs away at Rollins before hitting the ropes and hitting a pair of running forearms. Rollins reverses a whip, but he gets caught with a sunset flip for a two count. They trade pins for numerous two counts. Ambrose ducks a spin kick and hits a sit-out wheelbarrow face-buster for a near fall. Rollins pulls himself up in the corner, and Ambrose forearms him in the face. J&J Security pull Rollins out of the ring before anything else can happen. Ambrose then takes Rollins out with a suicide dive that sends them both over the commentary table. A “This is Awesome” chant breaks out. Ambrose puts him in the ring. Rollins punches him, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline attempt. Rollins counters into a backslide pin and puts his feet on the ropes, but the referee catches him in the act. Mercury gets on the apron to distract the referee. Ambrose rolls up Rollins and knocks Mercury off the apron for a near fall! Rollins quickly pops up and hits a superkick for a near fall. Rollins goes to the top rope, and Ambrose punches him up there. Ambrose smiles at the crowd and goes for a superplex, but Rollins fights him off. Ambrose quickly pops up and scratches his back. Rollins counters the superplex attempt and goes for a sunset flip turnbuckle powerbomb. Ambrose punches out and clotheslines him over the top rope.
J&J Security distract Ambrose outside the ring. Rollins knees Ambrose in the midsection and rolls him into the ring. Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline attempt, but Rollins counters into a powerbomb into the barricade! Rollins rolls him into the ring for a near fall. J&J Security cannot believe he kicked out. Kane is seen just watching the match with no emotion. Rollins goes to the top rope and hits a flying knee to the skull for another near fall. Rollins hits an inverted reverse DDT for another near fall. Rollins taunts him in the corner before hitting a running forearm. Rollins talks a little trash before Ambrose slaps him back. Rollins connects with another running forearm. Ambrose comes back with one of his own and sidesteps a splash. Ambrose then hits a tornado DDT for a near fall! Ambrose sadistically smiles at Rollins as he gets to his feet. Ambrose knees away at him and ties him up in the ropes for another front suplex. Ambrose goes for a flying leg drop, but Rollins moves. Ambrose sidesteps a springboard knee and turns him inside out with a rebound clothesline for a near fall! J&J Security look very anxious at ringside.
Ambrose takes Rollins out with a flying elbow drop for another near fall. Ambrose gets fired up and goes for Dirty Deeds, but J&J Security distract him. Rollins kicks Ambrose and counters a rebound clothesline with a clothesline over the top rope. Rollins takes Ambrose out with a suicide dive before putting him in the ring and hitting a turnbuckle powerbomb. Ambrose immediately pops out of the corner with a huge clothesline. Ambrose takes out J&J Security and Kane as they get on the apron. Ambrose then goes to the top rope and hits a flying elbow drop on them to the floor! Rollins quickly attacks Ambrose and puts him in the ring, but Ambrose rebounds to the floor and clotheslines him. Ambrose puts him on the top rope. Rollins pulls the referee in front of him, and Ambrose takes them both out with a flying elbow drop! Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Ambrose counters with a catapult. Rollins lands on the second rope and kicks him. Rollins goes for a Phoenix Splash, but Ambrose rolls out of the ring. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds, but there is no referee. A new referee runs down and counts the pin!
Winner and new WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: *** 3/4
Replays are shown of the final moments of the match. Ambrose holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in victory. The Authority is stunned at ringside. The referee who was down comes into the ring and argues with the second referee. The new referee calls Lilian Garcia over and explains the new ruling. Lilian Garcia then announces that Dean Ambrose won the match by disqualification. Seth Rollins retains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The crowd loudly boos this as J&J Security celebrate the victory. Ambrose is livid.
Rollins, J&J Security, and Kane attack Rollins and take back the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Roman Reigns’ music hits. Rollins gets out of the ring and goes up the ramp. Reigns comes down the ramp unexpectedly and takes Rollins out with a Superman Punch! Reigns grabs the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and gets in the ring. Reigns spears Kane down before taking J&J Security out with a Superman Punch. Ambrose then gives Rollins a back body drop over the top rope. Ambrose holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and grabs a microphone. Ambrose says he won the match, which means he’s taking the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! Ambrose says the champ is buying the beers tonight! Ambrose and Reigns leave through the crowd with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! Rollins angrily shouts at them as the show comes to an end.
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