RAW Results January 27, 2014
From Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Cole talks about what a huge night it was, what happened to Cena, and how The Wyatt Family stood tall. And Batista won the Royal Rumble Match.
Stills from Cena vs Orton at Royal Rumble last night when The Wyatt Family got involved.
In Ring Segment
The Authority to the ring, both in power suits, but Steph in a light gray cami under her jacket, showing more cleavage than she normal does. Trip hugs Steph from behind on the stage, and she cuddles in laughing.
They show stills of Brock destroying Big Show with a chair.
Steph – Welcome to Monday Night RAW. (mixed) I’m just as excited as you are, in less than 24 hours we witness the most satisfying…
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”
Steph – Yes, it was one of the most satisfying Royal Rumbles in history. (heat)
Trip (in a whiny voice, bottom lip pooching out) – Oh, did someone not get what they wanted? Oh, that’s too bad. (Back to egotistical Trip voice.) It was an incredible night in which Orton defended his WWE WHC by defeating Cena. It was a night where Brock destroyed Big Show. (heat) A night where our good friend returned after four years to defeat 29 other Superstars, and win the Royal Rumble, and Dave Batista secured his spot in the main event at WrestleMania. (heat)
Steph – There’s one more stop on the way to WrestleMania, and that’s the Elimination Chamber. Trip and I are proud to announce that Orton will defend the WWE WHC inside the Elimination Chamber itself.
Bryan comes out with a huge smile to even bigger “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. More “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”
Bryan – Guys, guys, guys,guys, stop the ‘Yessing’, they don’t like it! Guys, guys, you guys, if you could stop chanting “Daniel Bryan” I don’t think they like it. We don’t want to make The Authority mad. (Mixed ‘Daniel Bryan’s and “YES!”, as JBL says, they just can’t seem to get it together. Bryan is all smiles.)
Steph – I was gonna say that these people would never fall for your cheap parlor tricks, but I guess I was wrong. (heat)
Bryan – Listen, last night I had one of the toughest matches of my career. Win, lose, or draw, when you talk about the greatest moments of the Royal Rumble, a lot of people are talking about my match!
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”
Trip – I’ll be the first to give all the credit in the world. It was a good little effort man. (heat)
Steph – It was, it was an incredible match, it was.
Bryan – Thank you. And when people talk about the disappointments in the Royal Rumble, I have to think they’re talking about my not being in the Royal Rumble Match. (pop) I know I had a match before and asked to be in the Royal Rumble. Listen to the people, they wanted me to be in the Royal Rumble. There is a movement going on, a YesMovement, but every time I came and knocked on your door and asked to be in the Royal Rumble, you said no.
Steph – This might be hard to understand, but as management, we have to take care of the health and well being of all our Superstars. Quite frankly Daniel, after everything you’ve been through the past couple weeks, we couldn’t ask you to compete in two matches in the same night and put you in that kind of jeopardy.
“You suck!” chants for Steph.
Bryan – They didn’t want to put me in jeopardy? How many times have you made me face all three members of The Shield? How many times have you made me face all three member of The Wyatt Family? How many times have I come out on RAW and wrestled more than once? Countless times!
Trip – That’s fair, and why we didn’t want to make you do it again and make you work twice last night. It’s as simple as that. (HEAT)
Steph – And you have been through a lot.
Bryan – You don’t care about my health, and you don’t care what’s best for business, you care about what’s worst for Daniel Bryan.
Steph – That is a myopic point of view. Clearly the only person you think about is yourself. But we have a lot of other people to think about. Do you really think everyone in the arena came here to see you?
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Steph rolls her eyes.
Bryan – Let me answer your question with another question. Did you people come here to see Randy Orton?
“NO!” Heat. “NO!” Heat.
Bryan – Did you come here to see Triple H?
“NO!” “NO!” “NO!”
Bryan – People can come and watch who they want. That’s the great thing about the WWE, they get to pick their favorite Superstars. But listen, listen to these people!
“YES!” “YES!” “Daniel Bryan!” “YES!”
Steph – I can’t really understand what they’re saying. Some are chanting one thing, others are chanting another, they can’t get it all together.
Bryan – And there it is. I’m not here to complain about last night, what’s happened has happened. In the Elimination Chamber, the WWE WHC is on the line. I want in that match.
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Trip whispers in Steph’s ear, they both smirk.
Bryan – I want that match, they want that match, Steph,if you want to step aside. Hunter, I don’t think either of us should leave this ring until I get what I want!
Bryan steps right up to Trip. Bryan stares up at Trip who stares down at Bryan. Right up close, almost nose to nose. (Sam says, “Bryan’s gonna kiss him!”) Trip seethes as the fans chant, “Daniel Bryan!”
Trip – That sounds good Bryan, but it’s not just you and me in this ring, it sounds like right about now you’ve got company.
The Shield’s music hits and out they come. Bryan runs from the ring, grabs a chair, then back into the ring and get ready. The Shield comes down through the crowd. Ambrose over the barricade without issue, but then Rollins tries to jump over and his boot gets caught! Rollins takes down the top padding, and the whole inside black padding of that panel and lands flat on his back spinning, as if he’s trying to break dance. Rollins rolls over to his knees, slams his hand down on the floor in fury at his huge botch! Reigns ignores the whole thing as he climbs in.
The Shield surrounds the ring. Bryan keeps Ambrose out, then Rollins out, but Reigns gets in and they attack. They beat Bryan down on the mat, but then Sheamus’ music hits and he runs down to the ring. They beat Sheamus down. Cena’s music hits and he runs to the ring. Cena starts and the three clear the ring! Sheamus, Cena and Bryan yell, glare and pose at The Shield.
Rey & Sin Cara vs
Cole repeats that Orton is defending in the Elimination Chamber, and Bryan wants in. There will be a 6 Man Tag Team Qualifying Match. The winning team will be in the Elimination Chamber. The Real Americans to the ring with Zeb walking.
Zeb – Cut the music. Look what the el gatto dragged in. The only men who wear masks where I come from are criminals, and the crime is see here is that you haven’t been deportado. With that said, please rise, put your hand over your heart… “We, the people!”
Cesaro with a hammer lock on Rey. Cesaro all laughing, eats and elbow and an arm drag. Sin Cara tags in and they double team Cesaro. Rey is down like Matt Hardy, Sin Cara runs and lands for head scissors, but not well and Cesaro bounces his back off the top rope, then Sin Cara hits the move. Swagger tags in and Sin Cara takes them both down. Sin Cara whipped, fights back, but they gets all screwed up again. Sin Cara with a springboard elbow for two. Sin Cara kicks Swagger, sunset, then pulls the top rope down. Swagger out and flying Sin Cara sends Swagger into announce. Sin Cara back in, and Zeb screams at Swagger, then bitch slaps Swagger. Cesaro grabs Swagger who goes back in. Shoulder block on Sin Cara, and Zeb keeps yelling.
Forearms and a kick to Cesaro from Sin Cara on the apron. Cesaro tags out, and Swagger keeps Sin Cara from tagging out. Cesaro tags in, es tries to stop him from reaching Rey, so Sin Cara kicks Cesaro out over the top. Cesaro pulls Rey down outside to keep him from getting the hot tag. Cesaro pins Sin Cara in the ring for two. Swagger tags in, they lift Sin Cara high and drop him to the mat for two.
Swagger stomps Sin Cara on the mat. Swagger bomb as Cesaro tags in, but Sin Cara rolls out of the way. Drop toe hold from Sin Cara on Cesaro who eats the corner. Sin Cara is able to tag out. Head scissors on Cesaro. Shoulder blocks to Cesaro, then seated senton off the corner. Big DDT on Cesaro for two. Big kick to Cesaro, but Swagger breaks it. Swagger taken out, then head scissors on Cesaro and Rey hits 619. Sin Cara is legal, so Rey takes Swagger down outside. Sin Cara after Cesaro, but Cesaro hits a sick upper cut. Neutralizer on Sin Cara, who doesn’t land well. Cesaro gets the three for it.
Winners – The Real Americans (9:31)
Zeb into the ring, yelling and screaming again. They then put their hands over their hearts. Video recap of the high points of the match.
Bad News Barrett beats his gavel up on his podium.
Barrett – Ladies and gentlemen, can I have some decorum please? Thank you for joining us this evening, but I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news! Bad news for the TV viewers that is. Later there’s a match that pits Miz against Dolph Ziggler. (mixed, then gavel pounding) It’s a match that’s called The Battle of Cleveland. (gavel) I’m glad that it’s not been entitled, The Battle For Cleveland, because, let’s face it, that’s the type of match-up that would have two losers! Highly appropriate, as Cleveland is a town inhabited exclusively by losers! Thank you very much! (gavel)
King isn’t happy about this as Cleveland is his childhood hometown. Cole talks about the WWE Network. Video of the Monday Night War clips from the DVD series. The countdown clock is in the lower corner of the screen and King gives us the exact time left.
In Ring Segment
Fandango out in black and purple, Summer Rae in bright lime green.
R-Truth vs Fandango
They lock up, side headlock on Fandango. Shoulder block drops Fandango. Woods on announce talks about someone taking his number last night at the Royal Rumble. #Emmalution is dancing in the crowd. Fandango from the ring, R-Truth gives chase. Summer Rae steps in R-Truth way, then Fandango attacks R-Truth from behind. Back in the ring and Fandango on R-Truth for two. Snap suplex on R-Truth for two.
Headlock on R-Truth, then he gets free and Fandango poses a bit. R-Truth whipped, gets an elbow up, comes out with clotheslines, then a new reverse DDT move for two. Heel kick from Fandango for two. Fandango climbs, but R-Truth up. Fandango lands on his feet in the ring, then R-Truth takes him down for three.
Winner – R-Truth (3:31)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Woods and R-Truth celebrate in the ring together.
Orton heading for the ring.
Promo for WrestleMania Reading Challenge.
In Ring Segment
Maddox – Good evening, I’m the GM of RAW, Brad Maddox, and it’s my pleasure to introduce your WWE WHC, The Viper, Randy Orton!
Orton slowly out to the stage, strap in each hand. He drapes the WWE Title over his shoulder, starts heading down, then drapes the WHC over the other shoulder. To the ring he slides the belts into the ring, then in as Cole, JBL and King talk about Orton in Elimination Chamber. The fans are not giving him much heat, but no pop. A small “Daniel Bryan!” chant starts as Orton takes up the mic, and it gets louder as he speaks.
Orton – The Champ… Is here. (tiny bit of mixed) Despite what most of you thought would happen last night, I beat Cena, again, and walked out with these two titles in my grasp. Some of you say it was a hollow victory. That doesn’t matter, what matters is I won! (very little reaction) And then I get to work today and I find out that in less than a month I’m to defend my Title against 5 other Superstars in Elimination Chamber. What kind of garbage is that Brad? (right up in Maddox’s face) Is that your idea? The Authority’s? HUH? Listen, I demand a little respect. I’m The face of the WWE. Not Batista, not Brock…
Batista’s music and he comes out in a dark purple mottled t-shirt, a gray hoodie left open, and a military style olive green jacket over looser fitting distressed blue jeans, and work boots, with some scruff on his face. Orton is having a fit at Maddox in the ring. Batista takes Maddox’s mic, and gets more heat than Orton did the whole time he’s been out so far.
Batista – Congratulations Randy. I mean it, that was a hell of a performance last night, hell of a match. But, like I told you last week.
Batista stops and looks at the fans who have a couple disjointed “Daniel Bryan!” chants going on.
Batista – But, like I told you last week, I’m back for three reasons, to win the Royal Rumble, headline WrestleMania, and walk out of WrestleMania WWE WHC. Two down, one to go. I don’t care who I face at the Superdome. I don’t care if it’s you, it’s not personal. I don’t care if it’s Cena. I don’t care if The Shield, and I don’t care if it’s Daniel Bryan. (pop) And I don’t care if it’s the winner of the Elimination Chamber Match! So on April 6, I don’t care whether you, or The Authority like it or not, I’m walking out of WrestleMania WWE WHC, and nothing’s going to change that. (heat)
Brock’s music hits (about three seconds after I called it aloud). Brock has pyro, and Heyman in tow. Brock to the bottom of the ramp, bounces on the balls of his feet, then up on the apron. Brock into the ring, and Maddox looks nervous.
Heyman – Mr. Maddox, my name is Paul Heyman, and I stand before you as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. My client, sir, has authorized me to inform you, respectfully that his patience is running thin. Which means that my client says you need to go back to The Authority, and let them know they have two choices. Choice number one, as you’re GM and I’m a promoter, let’s make history here tonight, right here in Cleveland, Ohio. (eye roll) And you authorize a match with the WWE WHC Randy Orton in a Title Match against The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar!
Orton pitches an absolute fit! Stomping all over the ring, yelling no, flailing, and turning purple in the process. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”
Heyman – My client is not an unreasonable man, so we’re not demanding, we’re just suggesting it, because choice number 2 would be that you put the obvious #1 Contender, Brock Lesnar against the so-called #1 Contender, Batista! Personally, I like both suggestions, but it’s not up to me, whichever Steph and Trip makes, the winners are the WWE ‘Universe’. Therefore, my client wants Trip and Steph’s answer tonight – or else!
Heyman and Brock leave the ring, Brock glaring the whole time. Orton is still tweaking in the ring, but Batista is a an ice statue. Heyman, off mic yells that he’s just the advocate!
Battle of Cleveland – Miz vs Ziggler
Ziggler out in a Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey. Miz out in Browns jersey, and all orange and brown ring gear.. Cole talks about that they had some Twitter talk earlier about this, because they’re both from the area. Justin in and announces them in the ring like this is a main event.
They lock up, side headlock on Ziggler, pushes off and drops Miz. They go back and forth ducking and block until Miz lands a high knee and Ziggler spins in the air. Miz clothesline in a corner. Miz off a corner, but Ziggler reverses for two. Ziggler reverses on Miz, and locks on a sleeper, right up on Miz’s back. Miz to the mat, but then works his way up and back into a corner. Ziggler flipped over his shoulder, takes Ziggler down for a long two.
Miz stalks Ziggler, but Ziggler counters and rolls up Miz for two. “Cleveland sucks!” chants from a small group. Miz set sup for the fig 4, and the fans go Flair on them with “Wooooo!” Ziggler can’t reach the ropes, finally makes it, then Miz breaks the hold. Back into the center of the ring, but Ziggler rolls up for two, Miz reverses for two. Zig-zag on Miz for three.
Winner – Ziggler (4:10)
Ziggler is holding his knee, appears to be in a bit of pain. Video recap of the match. Ziggler outside with the fans, still trying to work that left knee out.
RybAxel vs Usos
RybAxel in the ring. Usos out to face them in pink and black.
“Goldberg!” chants. Ryback and an Uso start. Ryback catches the Uso, backs him into a corner. Ryback rips off Jey’s shirt and throws it at Jimmy. Axel tags in, takes blows, but then fights back. Axel bites Jey’ head under the ropes! Ryback tags in and double team Jey. Ryback with a delayed vertical suplex for two. Ryback taunts Jey on the mat. Jey up with blows, but taken down. Cole, King, and JBL all talk up the Usos, how they’re always smiling, always in great moods, and always give great matches. JBL says they will be TTCs someday. Chinlock on Jey, as Ryback yells smack. Ryback reverses a whip, but Jey moves and Ryback hits the post hard with his shoulder, then falls to the floor. Either Ryback learned how to sell, or he really hurt his shoulder – possibly a stinger – in that moment. Jey is able to tag out and all over Axel who also tagged in. Blows on Axel in a corner as the ref tries to pull him off. Big Samoan drop, but Ryback took a blind tag and came in. Jey also took a blind tag and back kicked Ryback in the face. Jey flies out onto Axel as Jimmy flies onto Ryback for three.
Winners – Usos (6:00)
Video recap of the high points of the match. The Usos celebrate in the ring.
Kofi vs ADR
Kofi in the ring. Video of Kofi jumping from the barricade to the apron to get back in the Royal Rumble Match last night. ADR to the ring, black scarf around his neck.
Kofi backed into a corner. ADR kicks Kofi in the gut. Snap mare on Kofi, then a kick. Kofi in the ropes, ADR on his head. Kofi fights back with blows, then a drop kick on ADR. A sick kick on ADR, then Kofi flies on him in a corner with 10 blows. Kofi going after ADR again, but eats both feet. Clothesline to Kofi for two.
A big right from ADR. ADR rushes Kofi who sidestep, and ADR out through the ropes. Kofi flies out onto ADR. ADR in, an enziguri on Kofi standing on the apron. ADR out, pulls Kofi out and sends him into the barricade. ADR pulls Kofi up by his hair and rolls him in. ADR pins for two.
Front facelock on Kofi. Kofi up, but slammed back by his hair. Cole talks about Reigns breaking Kane’s record with 12 eliminations. ADR kicks Kofi, but the fans are bored and start a “JBL!” chant. JBL to his feet, the fans cheer him loudly. ADR over to yell at JBL, he’s pissed. “Jerry!” chants.
JBL – King, don’t stand up, ADR will get mad!
Cole – Must be WrestleMania season!
ADR and Kofi fighting up top, both fall to the floor. King stands up, and gets good pop.
Chinlock on Kofi on the mat. Rough jawbreaker from Kofi, then Kofi takes him down for two. A really rough German suplex on Kofi, bouncing his head hard off the mat, for two. ADR rushes, but eats elbow. Kofi off the corner with a lovely swinging DDT on ADR, and both are down. They get up at five, then Kofi with double hand clotheslines, but then ADR ducks and takes out Kofi’s leg. Kofi quickly rolls ADR for a long two.
Big clothesline, then boom drop on ADR. Kofi sets up, is ready for his finisher, but ADR ducks and out on the apron. Kofi grabs his leg, pulls him in, hits TIP. ADR grabs the bottom rope to save himself.
Tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Kofi. ADR points to the WrestleMania sign, then calls for his finisher. Kofi reverses, ADR into a back stabber for two. ADR is pissed and frustrated. “Kofi!” chants!
King – Chanting for everybody but you Del Rio!
Kofi takes ADR down to sitting up top, then climbs. Kofi knocked down, but hanging. ADR lands both feet stomping him into the mat. ADR kicks Kofi in the face for three.
Winner – ADR (13:40)
Video recap of the high points of the match. ADR on the mat trying to sell his win, but holding the ropes and not standing. Kofi on the mat selling the finisher.
Cole talks up WWE 2K14, showing clips from the game and the newest names added to the game.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match – The Brotherhood vs New Age Outlaws (c)
Cody and Goldust to the ring. New Age Outlaws to the ring, strapped and smiling. Road Dogg on the mic, gives his schpeal, really gives it everything, and the fans get into it, even though they’re heels. Gunn gets his little mic time as well, but the fans loved, “Suck it!” Dogg goes off about not being TTC because of past relationships, but because of what they do. Dogg says The Brotherhood were good last night, but not good enough! Goldust and Cody attack. Dogg doesn’t think they should have to defend tonight, but they do.
Gunn with a crotch chop, so Goldust all over him, hard. Shoulder block on Gunn for two, then a sick arm drag! Goldust all over Gunn who flees the ring to regroup! Dogg uses JBL’s hat to fan Gunn.
Cole – How many guys wear a cowboy hat ringside?
JBL – I know a few.
King – One of these two teams will win this match.
JBL – That’s not exactly insightful analysis.
Dogg tags in and Goldust all over him. Dogg hides in a corner, so Goldust goes and sits in the opposite corner, looking bored. Gunn says very loudly to Goldust, “You stay over there!” Goldust up with a blow on Dogg, and tags out. Cody off the corner onto Dogg’s arm as Goldust holds it. Cody on Dogg’s arm, works it over. Cody with a solid clothesline on Dogg for two.
Arm and chin hold on Dogg on the mat. Cody whipped, gets an elbow. Cody climbs, but Dogg out to regroup. The Brotherhood looks frustrated as Dogg taps his head, saying he has brains. Cody yells at them to get in the ring. Dogg with a blows on Cody, but Cody back with blows on the older man. Snap mare into another chin and arm hold. Cody drops knees on Dogg’s arm, and Dogg oversells. Dogg back with his dancing punches, but eats a drop kick for his trouble. Two for Cody, then another two.
Goldust tags in and drops a knee on Dogg’s face for two. Goldust into the heel corner, Gunn tags in. Gunn all over Goldust for two. They argue on announce about JBL taking someone’s slot in the Royal Rumble Match.
JBL – If I could have got my cufflinks off, I could have won it!
Goldust all over Dogg in a corner, the ref tells him to get out. Goldust appears to say he’s sorry. Gunn tags in, inverted atomic drop, but then eats a big boot from Gunn.
Goldust whipped, then whipped again, but Goldust with his power slam and both are down. Gunn tags out, takes a kick, then that flipping thing Goldust does for a long two. Dogg is busted open. Both tag out. Cody all over Gunn, hits Goldust’s upper cut, running high knee, then crotch chop. Dogg in, and Cody hits a SICK missile drop kick on both! Gunn ducks a disaster kick, then lands a clothesline.
Brock and Heyman to the ring, looking pissed. New Age Outlaws flee the area. Cody takes an F5, then Goldust takes an F5. The ref calls for the bell.
Winners – The Brotherhood via DQ (11:43)
Heyman – Ladies and gentlemen, when it came time for Trip and Steph to decide, The Authority decided on choice #3, so you will get to witness Brock Lesnar vs no one! This is what happens when my client, Brock Lesnar does not get what he wants. Brock on Goldust and Cody with the chair. First one on Goldust, then three on Cody, and a couple more on Goldust. A broken top of a chair is left on the mat, the way it was last night after Brock beat down Big Show with chairs. Video recap of the F5s, then the chair shots. Brock and Heyman on the stage. The ref checking on Goldust and Cody in the ring, but the camera angle includes the chair top in the foreground.
8 Divas Tag Match – Bellas & Dactyls vs AJ & Tamina & Aksana & Fox
All the Divas in the ring, AJ showing off her strap. Aksana has removed the legs from her purple outfit, with little black boy shorts hanging out to cover her bum, she looks so much better! She actually looks like she’s in ring gear and not pajamas!
Arm drag on Aksana from Cameron, then a kick to the gut. Brie in with a missile drop kick for two. Brie kicks Aksana’s knee out, then Nikki tags in. Nikki on Aksana who tags out. Fox in and eats a big buster, but comes back with a tilt-a-whirl back-breaker for two. AJ tags in and stomps Nikki in a corner. Headlock on Nikki, AJ’s legs wrapped. Nikki up, but takes a neck breaker from AJ for two. Nikki back into the heel corner. Aksana tags back in and stomps Nikki. Aksana shows off her bod, then picks up Nikki for a side slam. Aksana crawls around the ring, then pins Nikki for two.
Elbow drop on Nikki’s head that doesn’t touch, then Nikki pulled back to the heel corner by her leg. Tamina tags in and slams Nikki. Chinlock on Nikki on the mat, knee to her back. Knee to Nikki’s gut, then whipped. Tamina throws her vest at Nikki, then set Nikki up top facing out, then she hangs. Tamina stomps, but then Nikki releases and kicks Tamina in the head. Naomi able to tag in, as does AJ. Drop kicks on AJ. Naomi locks AJ’s head up under her bum, knees on AJ’s shoulders, hands on the corner, and shimmies! Leg drop on AJ. Things fall apart and somehow the Total Divas hit a triple suplex on the True Divas! Rear view and Naomi gets the three!
Winners – Bellas & Dactyls (5:40)
Video recap of the high points, specifically the triple suplex. The Bellas and Dactyls dance in the ring, Nikki hits the worm!
In Ring Segment
King in the ring saying it’s become a WrestleMania weekend tradition, the WWE HOF inductions. We know Warrior is bring inducted. (very little reaction, mostly heat) They go to a beautiful video, starting with Damien, then to Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts.
More for the WWE Network.
In Ring Segment
Cena to the ring in the new shirt he debuted last night. Sheamus out in his new t-shirt as well! Bryan out to huge “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Bryan poses on a corner and is glowing, huge smile on his face.
Promo for Christian returning on Smackdown!
Bryan & Sheamus & Cena vs The Shield
The Shield to ringside, Rollins makes it without injury this time.
Cena and Ambrose lock up. Side headlock on Cena. Dueling chants for Cena. Cena over and under, takes Ambrose down. Ambrose flees to his corner. Rollins tags in and yells at Ambrose, pissed. A lovely arm takedown on Rollins that I’ve not seen from him before! More dueling chant for Cena fill the arena. Side headlock on Cena. Cena over and under, then takes Rollins down. Rollins over to the heels, tags in Reigns. “Roman Reigns!” chants! Side headlock on Reigns. Pushed off and shoulder block drops Cena. Side headlock on Cena, again shoulder block drops Cena. Reigns up for the AA, but free and talks smack to Cena.
Sheamus tags in. Sheamus backed into a corner, struggles out, and around the ring, then backed into the corner again. Blows on Sheamus’ head. Sheamus comes back with big blows. Kick to Sheamus’ gut, but then Reigns eats a back elbow. Neck breaker on Reigns for two.
Reigns with a couple upper cuts, arm bar, and into the heel corner. Rollins tags in. Rollins telegraphs, is kicked for it. Rollins whipped, comes out, on Sheamus’ shoulder, roll through. Rollins to the apron, but I think Sheamus’ arm took the worst of it with all that covers Rollins’ chest – pockets, snaps and straps. Rollins with a kick to Sheamus’ knee, and into the heel corner. Ambrose tags in, they stomp Sheamus. “Daniel Bryan!” chants. Sheamus off the ropes with a big clothesline, then Bryan gets the tag!
Bryan with “YES!” kicks on Ambrose into a corner. Ambrose whipped and that sick drop kick in the corner. Ambrose up top, Bryan on him with head scissors off the top for two! Blows on Bryan, then Rollins tags in to a drop toe hold. Bryan sets Rollins up on the mat, rolls back into a surfboard! Rollins’ head pulled back, but Bryan lets free to get his shoulders up. Sheamus tags in and drops a leg on Rollins for two.
Cena tags in, then double suplex Rollins. Cena pins for two. Rollins whipped, but Cena eats elbow. Dueling chants for Cena. Rollins gets two on Cena.
Ambrose holds Cena as Rollins comes in and on Cena on the mat with stomps. Rollins talks smack, waves his hand in front of his face. Cena pulls himself up, throws blows on Rollins, whips him, but eats foot. Rollins off the second ropes for a lovely neck-breaker for two. Reigns tags in, runs outside, lands a drop kick to Cena’s head through the ropes. Reigns gets two for it. Reigns set up, lands his superman punch on Cena, but doesn’t pin! Reigns set up Cena, rushes him, but Cena side-steps and spears through the ropes and out. Reigns back in, stops Cena from tagging out with a full shoulder to Cena’s chest for two.
Ambrose tags in and stomps Cena’s hand, then on a kneeling Cena with blows. Cena whips, falls, still selling the superman punch. Cena reverses a whip, but Ambrose tags out and Cena is stopped and dragged by Rollins. Rollins with a cheap blow on Bryan, then taunts Sheamus to distract the ref and get Cena back into the heel corner. Ambrose tags in, they double suplex Cena for two.
Ambrose with an elbow in Cena’s face, his arm wrenched back on the mat. The fans lap for Cena a bit, but not much to get him back. Sleeper on Cena, and some chants from women and children, but not enough. Cena to his feet, Ambrose on his back. Cena backs into a corner, but then a knee to the gut stops Cena. Ambrose plants Cena for two.
Ambrose makes his crazy faces at Bryan and Sheamus, and somehow Cena hits an AA! Bryan gets the hot tag with a drop kick on Reigns off the corner. Blows on Rollins. Bryan into the corner, up over Rollins. Flying goat on Ambrose outside, then Bryan climbs and hits a beautiful missile drop kick on Rollins! “YES!” kicks on Rollins, including the big one, but Reigns breaks it up. Sheamus in on Reigns, but takes the spear. Cena grabs Reigns, takes a spear! Bryan’s running knee sends Reigns out. Rollins from behind rolls Bryan up for a long two! “Daniel Bryan!” chants/ Bryan on Rollins with blows. Bryan reverses a German suplex, lands on his feet, but is then planted back first into the top buckle by Rollins for two.
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” But Rollins splashes Bryan in a corner. Rollins up, but Bryan moves. Belly-to-back on Rollins, and Bryan goats up! Bryan runs, but Rollins ducks the running drop kick! “YES!” lock, but Ambrose breaks it up. Sheamus with a brogue kick on Ambrose. Rollins takes down Sheamus! Rollins rushes Bryan, but eats corner. Bryan and Rollins with a double cross-body and both down! Cena and Reigns tags in. Drop toe hold, STF on Reigns, but he somehow muscles out, then the lights go out! The Wyatt Family in the ring and on Cena.
Winners – Bryan & Sheamus & Cena via DQ (23:31)
Sheamus and Bryan get involved. Cena tosses Harper. Sheamus and Bryan toss Rowan. The Shield is pissed outside the ring. They are livid out there, yelling, screaming, pitching fits. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” as Bryan leads the chants. The Wyatt Family on stage glare back to the ring. Reigns on announce yelling into the ring, possibly up the ramp, seething. Bryan back up on the corner with “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”