WWE Monday Night RAW Results
December 1, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video is shown of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon talking about being out of power last Monday. Daniel Bryan made his return to see them out before saying he’s in charge of RAW for the evening. Mr. McMahon told Triple H and Stephanie that they would somehow make this right. Bryan then booked the main event to be John Cena and Dolph Ziggler taking on Seth Rollins and J&J Security. Cena, Ziggler and Bryan celebrated to end the show.
The chime of the Anonymous RAW General Manager rings throughout the arena. Michael Cole is already standing at the podium and says, “Can I have your attention please? I have just received an e-mail from the Anonymous RAW General Manager, and I quote, ‘I am back and am not happy. With The Authority out of power, this company needs a strong leader, someone who has industry-wide respect, who everyone knows and yet no one knows. WWE needs me. I can’t leave the fortunes and future of WWE resting in the hands of the succession of washed up WWE Superstars. Therefore, I would like to make the following announcements…’”
John Cena’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring before anything else can be read. Cena says we are having a “paramount” night on RAW. Cena says the Board of Directors has their stuff together because the Anonymous RAW General Manager is running the show. Cena says he loves nothing about the Anonymous GM before saying it has something in common with Brock Lesnar: they show up once a year. The Authority isn’t here as they’re gone and never coming back. At Survivor Series, Team Cena was victorious despite everything. When we needed him most, the Big Show turned his back on them and joined The Authority. Triple H made many underhanded attempts to thwart his teammates, but they survived because they had to since their jobs were on the line. They showed what it’s all about to be a WWE Superstar. Cena wants to say why they did, but the chime of the Anonymous RAW General Manager rings through the speakers again. Cena leaves the ring and intimidates Cole away from the podium. Cena says he won’t let the most important victory in Survivor Series and possibly WWE history hand RAW over to a faceless, nameless, heartless computer. Cena then closes the laptop and the chiming stops.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring accompanied by J&J Security. Rollins gets in the ring and tells the crowd to give Cena a hand. Rollins says he needs to give Cena a hand as well since he is so good at so many things. Cena has bad jokes that can go on for days. Cena is also really good at waving his hand in front of his face. Cena says he does that right before he defeats Rollins. Rollins says he’s also quite efficient at getting half the crowd to tell him how much he sucks on a nightly basis. Most of the crowd seems to be on Cena’s side, as they chant, “You sold out” toward Rollins. Rollins says Cena is really great at taking credit, particularly credit that he is not due. Cena didn’t win anything at Survivor Series. If he remembers correctly, he eliminated Cena from the match. Rollins pinned his shoulders to the mat as the referee counted. On top of that, he would have been the sole survivor and The Authority would still be in power if it weren’t for one man: Sting. Cena says it was exciting to see Sting, but Rollins forgets that his team had one member left. This man took on 3-on-1 odds and survived. That man is Dolph Ziggler. Cena says he’ll give credit to the superstar that got The Authority out of power and beat Rollins, and that is Ziggler.
Rollins says that’s not really why he’s out here. The question is this: After a week, everyone has to ask themselves if the WWE is really better with The Authority out of power? A big “YES!” chant breaks out. Rollins says all the hard work and sacrifice Team Cena put in to get The Authority out of power has led the Board of Directors to put the Anonymous RAW General Manager in charge. What next? JBL? JBL gets excited and stands up before doing a “YES!” chant. Rollins says it could be Batista since he’s proven he’s terrible at wrestling and acting. Maybe they could bring back Eric Bischoff? Rollins says every single week will be a guessing game. Everything Cena worked for the week before might be up in smoke based on whatever the GM of the week’s agenda might be. Cena asks for his point. Rollins says Cena always talks about how this is the crowd’s show, and he does what’s best for them. What’s best for Cena, the fans, and WWE is also what’s best for business. Cena is the only one with the power. Cena has no choice but to bring back The Authority.
Cena says Rollins is awful bossy. Rollins is in no place to be barking orders. Rollins’ trump card is gone because The Authority is out of power and not coming back. Before when he had Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in his back pocket, Rollins could say and do what he wanted to do. Now, Rollins is like everyone else and has to earn everything he gets. Rollins is a normal guy with a golden briefcase that wears way too much latex and has two mall cops. Cena says Rollins won’t order him to do anything. Cena has the power to bring The Authority back. Rollins has to ask nicely. Rollins pauses for a moment before reluctantly saying, “Will you please bring back The Authority?” Cena says that wasn’t nice enough and tells him to get down on one knee.
The Anonymous RAW General Manager’s chime rings through the arena. Cole says that Cena and Rollins will compete one-on-one in a Tables Match at WWE TLC. Just like The Authority was challenged to make them the strongest possible leaders, Cena will also be challenged to be the strongest possible superstar. If Cena loses at TLC, he will no longer be the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Cena turns around, and Rollins attacks him from behind. Cena throws Rollins out of the ring before fighting J&J Security off. Kane runs down and gives Cena a Chokeslam. Rollins talks some trash before getting a table out from under the ring. Ryback’s music then hits, and he runs down to give Kane a spinebuster. Ryback takes out J&J Security before giving Rollins a military press powerslam. Kane then takes Ryback out with some vicious chair shots. Erick Rowan’s music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring to big boot Kane. Rowan then powers Rollins to the corner and head-butts him before Big Show comes down to avalanche him. Big Show then throws Rowan out of the ring and takes the top half of the steel steps to hit Rowan with. Dolph Ziggler then comes out to a big reception to throw Big Show into the ring post. Ziggler then gets a ladder and puts it in the ring. Luke Harper runs down and slams the ladder off Ziggler.
J&J Security hold Cena up as Rollins sets up the table. Cena fights them off before going to give Rollins an AA through the table. Harper pulls Rollins off and punches Cena. Big Show then gives Cena a Knockout Punch. Rollins tells J&J Security to pick Cena back up. They then give Cena a Triple Powerbomb through the table. The remnants of The Authority stand tall over John Cena’s broken body.
John Cena, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler are being helped to the back by referees and the controversial Dr. Chris Amann.
Michael Cole talks about how the Anonymous RAW General Manager made some matches during the break. Big Show will take on Erick Rowan later tonight on the show. The main event will be John Cena, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler taking on Seth Rollins, Luke Harper, and Kane.
Lilian Garcia says we will have a tag team turmoil match. The winning team will be the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Gold and Stardust will be the first team. They’ll face The New Day after the break.
Tag Team Turmoil Match
Gold and Stardust vs. Big E and Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods
Kofi Kingston will start out against Stardust. Kingston kicks away at Stardust before dropkicking him down. Stardust quickly punches him back before going for a monkey flip, but Kingston lands on his feet before dropkicking him down. Goldust is tagged in, and he runs into a hip toss. Big E tags in. Big E whips Kingston into Goldust before Kingston whips Goldust into a clothesline. Big E picks up a two count. Goldust gets out of a body slam and chop blocks him. Stardust tags in, and he rakes Big E’s back before kicking him in the head. Kingston tags in, and The New Day delivers the Midnight Hour (Big Ending with Kingston coming off the second rope to increase the power) for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Big E and Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Cesaro and Tyson Kidd make their way to the ring accompanied by Natalya. They’ll face Big E and Kofi Kingston, next.
Tag Team Turmoil Match
Big E and Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya
We join this match in progress. We see Cesaro take Kingston down with an exploder suplex before tagging in Tyson Kidd. Kidd kicks Kingston in the ribs and chokes him on the bottom rope. Kidd forearms him before hitting a snapmare and applying a chin lock. Kingston tries to fight up, but Kidd body slams him. Kingston comes back with a head-scissor takeover. Big E tags in, and he hits Kidd with a pair of clotheslines. Kidd quickly kicks him, but Big E comes back with a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E then wipes his head with a handkerchief before hitting a big splash. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Cesaro runs in. Big E drops him to the apron followed by Kidd. Big E then avalanches them both off. Big E then catapults Kingston over the top rope onto them. Kingston hits a springboard clothesline on Kidd. Gold and Stardust attack Xavier Woods at ringside. Kingston is distracted before being rolled up by Kidd.
Winners by Pinfall: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Jimmy and Jey Uso will be the next team in action in Tag Team Turmoil.
Tag Team Turmoil Match
Cesaro and Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso will start against Cesaro. Jimmy punches Cesaro to the corner, but Cesaro quickly comes back with an exploder suplex. Jimmy punches him down in the corner and hits a running hip bump to the face for a two count. Jey Uso tags in, and he comes off the top rope with a chop to the arm. Cesaro quickly kicks him down before tagging Kidd in. Kidd chokes him in the corner before sending him into the ropes. There’s some miscommunication, but Jey winds up kicking him in the face. Cesaro blind tags in and attacks Jey from behind. Cesaro gives Jey a German Suplex for a two count.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro applying a chin lock to Jey. Before the commercial, the camera completely missed Kidd using Natalya as a human shield to thwart Jey. Jey fights up, but Cesaro powerbombs him down for a two count. Kidd is tagged in. They send Jey into the ropes, but Jey comes back with a kick to Kidd’s face. Jey then gives Cesaro a back body drop out of the ring. Jey and Kidd then give each other a double clothesline. Jimmy is tagged in, and he hits Kidd with a pair of clotheslines before kicking him and delivering an uppercut. Jimmy sends him into the ropes for a pop-up Samoan Drop. Cesaro breaks up the pinfall. Jey clotheslines Cesaro out of the ring. Natalya holds Kidd’s hand, which distracts Jimmy. Kidd kicks Jimmy back before jumping into a superkick. Jey is tagged in. Jimmy takes Cesaro out with a plancha as Jey hits Kidd with a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso
Match Rating: * 1/4
JBL thinks that the Tag Team Turmoil is over and announces The Usos as the winners, but Adam Rose and The Bunny make their way to the ring to compete.
Tag Team Turmoil Match
Jimmy and Jey Uso vs. Adam Rose and The Bunny
Jey Uso will start the match against Adam Rose. Jey rolls Rose up for a near fall. Jey chops him, but Rose soon boots him down. Rose hits some forearms before applying a chin lock. Naomi is seen watching backstage. The commentators mention that she’s married to Jimmy Uso. Jey fights up, but Rose takes him down with a spinebuster for a near fall. The Bunny blind tags in, and it goes to the top rope. Rose yells for it to get down. Jimmy pushes Rose into The Bunny to crotch him up there. Jimmy goes for a superplex, but The Bunny hits some rabbit punches. The Bunny hits a sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall. Rose blind tags back in and yells at The Bunny. The Bunny turns Rose around and gets in his face. Jimmy superkicks Rose, and he hits into The Bunny. Jey tags in, and he hits a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Jimmy and Jey Uso are the new number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Replays are shown from the last match. The Usos will face The Miz and Damien Mizdow at WWE TLC in two weeks. Naomi is seen happily watching backstage when The Miz and Damien Mizdow walk up to her. Miz congratulates her and says he’s looking forward to facing The Usos as well as seeing her in action later tonight. Miz voted for her to be AJ’s partner on the WWE App. Miz says she did some impressive twerking in her music video before giving her a card. Mizdow gets a fake card and walks off.
A long black limousine drives up, and Vince McMahon walks out of it. He’ll be out, next.
Seth Green will host The Slammy Awards next Monday on RAW.
Replays are shown of Big Show hitting Erick Rowan with steel steps earlier in the night. Tom Phillips is backstage with Erick Rowan. Rowan is playing with a Rubics Cube. Phillips asks if he regrets targeting Big Show, but Rowan shakes his head no. Phillips says Rowan has been a mystery to the WWE Universe. Phillips did some investigating, and Rowan has an IQ of 143, which is borderline genius. Rowan is also a classically trained guitar expert and an award winning wine maker. Why is he targeting the Big Show? Rowan lifts the mask and says, “He’s a bully.” Rowan then hands Phillips a completed Rubics Cube.
Big Show’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring saying he’s is a bully. Big Show says he has to be a bully because he hasn’t forgotten the people who have betrayed him. The crowd chants, “You sold out,” but Big Show says they sold out on him. Big Show just cares about hurting people now. Big Show wants them to send Rowan out, and he’ll show him what a mean, nasty giant he really is.
Big Show vs. Erick Rowan
The bell sounds, and Rowan punches away at Big Show. Rowan punches him down and kicks him out of the ring. Big Show angrily gets to his feet at ringside. Rowan follows him out, but Big Show gets back in the ring. Big Show clotheslines him down as he gets back in the ring. Big Show attacks the arm before clubbing away at him. Big Show talks some trash to the crowd before kicking Rowan in the arm some more. Big Show kicks him down a few more times before Rowan tries to fight back. Rowan throws some punches, but Big Show quickly clubs him down. The crowd chants, “You sold out” at Big Show as he chokes Rowan on the ropes. Big Show hits a short-arm clothesline before picking him up by the beard. Big Show then applies a chin lock. Rowan fights up and punches out. Rowan ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own. Rowan avalanches him in the corner before clotheslining him over the top rope.
Rowan clubs the back before head-butting him. Big Show reverses a whip into the steel steps. Rowan clutches his shoulder in pain as Big Show takes the top half of the steel steps. Big Show then slams them off Rowan’s back.
Winner by Disqualification: Erick Rowan
Match Rating: *
Big Show leaves the ringside area smiling as the referee calls for assistance for Rowan. Replays are shown of what Big Show just did.
John Cena, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler will take on Seth Rollins, Kane, and Luke Harper. Rowan and Big Show are shown in the graphic even though they won’t be in that match.
Vince McMahon is walking backstage when Renee Young stops him. McMahon cuts her off before saying he’s so happy tonight he could whistle. Unfortunately, he never learned how to whistle. Immediately after RAW, exclusively on the WWE Network, he’ll be on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast. McMahon says it’ll be fun. Renee asks if he’ll reconsider bringing back The Authority. That power is in John Cena’s hands. In his hands will be Stone Cold Steve Austin. McMahon says the podcast will be fun.
Replays are shown of Brie Bella beating AJ Lee last week on RAW with help from Nikki Bella. AJ then told them, “Talent is not sexually transmitted.”
AJ Lee will team with a partner of the WWE Universe’s choosing to take on The Bella Twins. The choices are Natalya, Naomi, and Alicia Fox.
Fandango is set to face Jack Swagger, but Swagger never makes his entrance. They play Swagger’s music twice, but he doesn’t come out. Zeb Colter is seen backstage holding his leg. Swagger asks who did this, but we don’t find out. Lilian Garcia goes to announce Fandango as the winner by forfeit, but Rosa Mendes takes the microphone and says his name instead.
Rusev and Lana make their way to the ring. The commentators speculate on if they had anything to do with the attack on Zeb Colter.
Lana says while the Americans pride themselves on freedom (she stops to tell the crowd to “shut up” as they chant USA), last week Rusev was ordered to recite the pathetic Pledge of Allegiance. Not only did Rusev bravely refuse, he was punished for his valor and forced to enter into a Battle Royal to defend his title on Smackdown. Nineteen men tried to defeat Rusev, and they all failed. When will America learn that Rusev is the greatest United States Champion that this pathetic excuse for a superpower has ever seen? Rusev says, “For those that foolishly challenge me, they be crushed. For those who don’t listen, like Zeb Colter, will be broken.” A USA chant breaks out. Lana then asks the crowd to respect a true Pledge of Allegiance. The Russian Federation flag unfurls above the ring, and Lana changes the words of the Pledge of Allegiance to be pro-Russia.
Jack Swagger’s music hits, and he angrily makes his way to the ring. Swagger takes Rusev down and punches away at him. Rusev quickly punches him back. They then tussle out of the ring. Swagger sends Rusev into the barricade a few times before referees run down to separate them. Swagger breaks through and attacks Rusev again on the ramp. Rusev and Lana then retreat as referees hold Swagger back.
AJ Lee and a mystery partner will take on The Bella Twins later tonight.
Fernando w/ El Torito vs. Damien Mizdow
The Miz will be on commentary for the next match. They circle the ring before the crowd starts chanting for Mizdow. Fernando hits a snapmare and rolls him up for a one count. Fernando wrenches the arm, but Mizdow rolls through and picks up a one count. Mizdow has a whip to the corner reversed, but Fernando runs into an elbow. Fernando hits a head-scissor takeover before dropkicking him down for a two count. Fernando applies an arm bar, but Mizdow fights up. Mizdow counters a hip toss and gets a backslide pin for a two count. Fernando clotheslines him down for a two count. Fernando applies an arm bar, but Mizdow fights up. Mizdow avoids an avalanche in the corner before hitting a pair of clotheslines. Mizdow hits the Reality Check and kips up. Fernando gets out of the Skull Crushing Finale before going for a sunset flip, but Mizdow rolls through and applies the Figure Four Leglock for the win.
Winner by Submission: Damien Mizdow
Match Rating: *
Jimmy Uso charges his way down to the ring and viciously slaps Miz down before saying, “Stay away from my wife.”
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback will face Seth Rollins, Kane, and Luke Harper in the main event.
“Tulsa… I’m here.” Bray Wyatt will be out, next.
The Miz will face Jimmy Uso tomorrow on WWE Main Event live on the WWE Network.
R-Truth vs. Bray Wyatt
Replays are shown of Bray Wyatt viciously attacking Dean Ambrose last Monday on RAW. Wyatt gave him Sister Abigail on the floor before burying him under a bunch of steel chairs.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. R-Truth ducks a right hand and punches him, but Wyatt soon takes him down with an uppercut. Wyatt head-butts him before yelling for Dean Ambrose. Wyatt chops the chest and clubs him down. Wyatt sends him to the corner, but R-Truth sidesteps an avalanche. Wyatt quickly comes back with a clothesline. Wyatt screams for Dean Ambrose to come out. Wyatt punches R-Truth before viciously whipping him to the turnbuckle. Wyatt head-butts him before applying a neck vice. R-Truth fights out of it, but Wyatt comes back with a body slam. R-Truth avoids a senton splash. R-Truth punches back and hits a jumping calf kick. R-Truth splashes him in the corner and comes back with the corkscrew elbow. Wyatt then comes back with a one-armed side slam. Wyatt then gives him a DDT on the apron. Wyatt does the crab walk before hitting Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Bray Wyatt throws some chairs into the ring before sliding a ladder in. Wyatt then goes under the ring for more weapons as we go to commercial.
Bray Wyatt is seen sitting under the ladder in his rocking chair. Wyatt wants to tell the story of a man named Jacob. Jacob used to have these dreams and visions of a great ladder adorned by the angels because it led straight to heaven. This was a ladder to Jacob’s maker. Jacob’s maker stood atop of the ladder and spoke to Jacob. The maker told Jacob where to lead his people to safety. Wyatt laughs before sitting back down before saying he also dreams of a great ladder, but his dreams are different. In his dreams, he ascends the ladder to praise no one. Wyatt looks down at his world and laughs at all the vile creatures that he has created. Wyatt laughs at the vile little insects like Dean Ambrose. In his dreams, he sees tables, ladders, and chairs.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Ambrose pulls him out of the ring, and they brawl at ringside. Wyatt head-butts him and sends him into the barricade, but Ambrose quickly comes back with a clothesline. Ambrose puts him on the commentary table and punches away at him. Ambrose goes under the ring and pulls out a ladder. Ambrose climbs the ladder, but referees stop him. Ambrose runs over the table to hit Wyatt. Wyatt tries to escape, but Ambrose sends him into the ring post. Referees then hold him back. Ambrose gets in the ring and says he’ll take everything from Wyatt before destroying the rocking chair. Wyatt looks on horrified.
Replays are shown of the remnants of Team Authority viciously assaulting John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, and Erick Rowan earlier tonight.
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback will take on Seth Rollins, Luke Harper, and Kane in the main event. The Bella Twins make their entrance. They’ll face AJ Lee and a mystery partner, next.
Jerry Lawler announces AJ Lee’s partner as voted on by the WWE Universe. Naomi won by 48% of the vote.
The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and Naomi
Brie hits AJ with a cheap shot to knock her off the apron. Nikki hits Naomi with a snapmare for a two count. Nikki sends her into the ropes and dropkicks her in the knee. Nikki then chokes her before tagging Brie in. Brie hits a running knee to the face for a two count. Brie hits a running elbow in the corner before tagging Nikki in. Brie audibly calls for a clothesline, and Nikki connects with one. Nikki applies a chin lock as a light CM Punk chant breaks out. Naomi fights up from a chin lock, but Nikki takes her down with a backbreaker. Naomi flips through a back suplex and tags in AJ Lee. AJ hits a Thesz Press and punches away at Nikki. AJ hits a neckbreaker and knocks Brie off the apron. AJ knees Nikki in the face and hits a tornado DDT, but Brie breaks it up. Naomi runs in and hits a dropkick on Nikki. Brie throws Naomi out, and AJ throws Brie out. AJ hits Nikki with the shining wizard before applying the Black Widow for the win.
Winners by Submission: AJ Lee and Naomi
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Mick Foley (dressed well as Santa Claus) and his daughter Noelle Foley do a promo for WWE Shop.
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback will take on Seth Rollins, Luke Harper, and Kane in the main event.
Paul Heyman is live via satellite from Stanford, Connecticut. Michael Cole asks about the stipulation at WWE TLC where if John Cena loses, he will no longer be the number one contender. Heyman says he wants to address what Cena said at the beginning of the show when he said that Brock Lesnar only comes around once a year. Heyman says that’s funny because we’re here in the Christmas season. Why not do Christmas 365 nights a year? That would be stupid. It’s special and unique like an appearance by his client. Why not call every Monday “WrestleMania”? It defeats the purpose. WrestleMania comes once a year and is can’t miss, must see, like his client. If John Cena gets by Seth Rollins at the TLC PPV, a war weary John Cena has to face a fresh, rested, properly trained Brock Lesnar. The beating Cena will receive will make the one at SummerSlam pale in comparison. Who becomes the number one contender if Cena can’t get by Rollins? Will it be Seth Rollins who gave Lesnar a Curb Stomp? Rollins can’t hide behind The Authority, so he rescinds his acceptance of Rollins’ apology. Maybe it’ll be The Undertaker? That’s if you can find him, which you can’t because Lesnar taught him that a loss can sting. How about Sting? If Sting stepped into the ring with Lesnar, it would be an unadvertised retirement match. You can make the entire WWE locker room the number one contender, but it would be like the Roman Coliseum. Lesnar would eat through the locker room en masse. He who has the gold has the power. He represents that power. His name is Paul Heyman, and he is the advocate for that power.
John Cena makes his way to the ring. The main event is next.
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback vs. Seth Rollins, Kane, and Luke Harper
John Cena will start the match against Luke Harper. Cena immediately opens up with a flurry of punches before sending him to the opposite corner for a clothesline. Cena picks up a two count. Cena sends him into the ropes and gives him a back elbow. Cena brings Rollins into the ring the hard way and applies the STF. Harper attacks Cena and kicks away at him. Cena quickly comes back with a belly-to-belly side suplex for a two count. Dolph Ziggler is tagged in. Cena hits Harper with a hip toss. Cena and Ziggler hit stereo dropkicks for a two count. Ziggler goes for a neckbreaker, but Harper gets out and tags in Kane. Kane uppercuts him before sending him into the ropes. Kane lowers his head and eats a kick. Ryback tags in and talks some trash before kicking Kane. Ryback punches him, but Kane clubs him down. Kane sends him into the ropes, but Ryback ducks a clothesline and hits a Thesz Press. Ryback slams him off the mat before hitting a big splash for a one count.
Harper tags back in and chops Ryback. Harper head-butts him to the corner, but Ryback turns him around and stomps him down. Ryback has a whip to the corner reversed, but he explodes out with a clothesline for a one count. Ryback applies a front face-lock, but Harper fights out. Rollins tags in and kicks away at Ryback. Rollins punches him down in the corner before Harper tags back in. Harper kicks and clubs Ryback down. Ryback comes back with some chops to the chest. Harper spins him and hits some chops of his own before going for a suplex, but Ryback blocks it. Ryback pulls him up for a delayed vertical suplex, and they go to commercial…
We come back from the break to see Ryback pull Harper up and connect with a suplex for a two count. Ziggler tags in, but Harper punches him down. Kane tags in, and he punches away at Ziggler. Kane sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler ducks a clothesline and applies a sleeper hold. Kane eventually backs him to the corner. Ziggler dropkicks him in the knee and avalanches him before punching away at him. Kane pushes him off and grabs him by the throat, but Ziggler gets out of it. Ziggler gives him an elbow to the face. Ziggler comes off the second rope and eats a dropkick, allowing Kane to pick up a near fall. Rollins tags in, and he hits Ziggler. Harper tags in, and he does the gator roll before keeping a side headlock applied. Ziggler fights up and punches out, but Harper hits a double chop to the throat. Harper fakes a suplex and punches him in the face for a near fall. Kane tags back in, and he stomps Ziggler before hitting a short-arm clothesline for a near fall. Kane applies a chin lock, but Ziggler eventually fights up. Kane turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection before tagging Rollins in. Rollins whips him hard to the corner a few times before stomping the hand. Rollins hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Ziggler fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Ziggler sidesteps an avalanche and tags in Cena.
Cena ducks a clothesline before hitting a pair of shoulder blocks. Cena hits a back suplex powerbomb before hitting the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the AA, but Harper runs in. Cena hits Harper with an AA. Kane runs in, and Cena kicks him. Cena and Ryback hit a double suplex on Kane. J&J Security then punch Cena down as the referee’s back is turned. Rollins picks up a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Kane punch Cena. Cena knocks Rollins and Harper off the apron before Kane takes him down with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane applies a chin lock, but Cena fights up and powers out. Cena then dropkicks Kane. Harper quickly tags in, and he hits a swinging face-buster for a near fall. Harper puts him in the corner and punches him. Cena reverses a whip to the corner, and Harper collapses to the mat. Harper superkicks Cena for a near fall. Rollins tags in, and he comes off the top rope with a punch to the face. Rollins talks a little trash before Cena takes him out with a straight right hand. Rollins quickly clotheslines Cena down before he can make a tag. Rollins drops a knee before applying a chin lock. Cena fights up, but Rollins punches him in the back of the head. Cena then sidesteps an avalanche in the corner.
Ziggler and Harper are tagged in. Ziggler hits a pair of clotheslines before knocking Kane off the apron. Ziggler hits a splash in the corner before connecting with a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops an elbow before hitting a famouser for a near fall. Ryback cuts Rollins off as he interferes. Kane comes in, and Cena takes everyone out with a cross-body block. Cena goes for an AA on Kane, but Kane gets out and hits a big boot. Ryback comes in and hits Kane with a powerslam. Rollins takes Ryback out with a diving shin to the head. Ziggler then takes Rollins out with a big DDT. Harper takes Ziggler out with a spinning sidewalk slam for a near fall. Harper goes for a sit-out powerbomb, but Ziggler rolls him up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback
Match Rating: **
Harper quickly attacks Ziggler after the match ends. All six men begin fighting. Big Show runs down and head-butts Ryback away. Kane and Big Show concentrate on Ryback. Erick Rowan comes down with steel steps and takes out Harper and Kane. Rowan then hits Rollins with it. Big Show grabs Rowan and Ryback by the throats. Ziggler superkicks Big Show before Ryback clotheslines him down. Cena then hits Big Show with an AA. Cena, Ryback, and Ziggler then whips Big Show into Rowan’s steel steps.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is seen sitting at a desk. He’ll interview Mr. McMahon on the WWE Network, next.
Quick Match Results
Jimmy and Jey Uso won a Tag Team Turmoil Tournament
Erick Rowan def. Big Show via DQ
Damien Mizdow def. Fernando via Submission
Bray Wyatt def. R-Truth
AJ Lee and Naomi def. The Bella Twins via Submission
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback def. Seth Rollins, Kane, and Luke Harper
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