Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The opening segment had HHH come to the ring talking about how angry he was over what happened on Battleground PPV last night. He said sooner or later he always wins and he can “guaran-damn-tee” that Cena won’t be champion after SummerSlam. Hunter said “the question is who,” which prompted Orton to come out first to say it’s time for his rematch. HHH turned that notion down suggesting he’d need to watch the roster tonight to see who impresses him most. Kane came out to argue with Orton, with Reigns coming down to say the people want to see Reigns vs. Cena most. Eventually, chaos broke out, so HHH booked Reigns vs. Orton and Kane to start off the show.
Roman Reigns defeated Kane & Randy Orton via pinfall. The close saw Orton leave Kane on his own, with Reigns spearing Kane and pinning him for the win. Orton acted like he might go back in the right post-match, but walked off.
Cameron, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox defeated Nikki Bella in a four-on-one handicap match. Before the match, Nikki went over and hugged Brie who was in the crowd watching. Stephanie came out to mock Brie, with Brie calling Stephanie a bitch. Stephanie got a slap in on Brie, and then security intervened before Brie could respond. In the match, Alicia got a scissors kick on Nikki for the pinfall win. Post-match, Stephanie said Nikki she’ll eventually quit just like her sister Brie.
Bo Dallas defeated Damien Sandow via pinfall. Sandow was dressed as LaBron James to try to irk the Miami fans in the crowd. In the match, Dallas hit the Bo-Dog for the win.
The Wyatts came out to the ring where the Highlight Reel set was for Jericho and talked about how the host wouldn’t be there tonight. Bray spoke about his feud with Jericho and how he can’t measure him by time because “I live 100 years in a day man.” He told Jericho that “Unfortunately for you, I am forever.” They showed backstage where Jericho was being treated by a trainer with blood coming out of his ear.
Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz via pinfall in a non title match. Ziggler dodged a Skull Crushing Finale, then Ziggler hit the Zig Zag for the win.
AJ Lee & Paige defeated Natalya & Emma via submission. The close saw Paige crawl over to make the tag to AJ, who ran in to hit Natalya with a knee to the face. Moments later, AJ locked on the Black Widow to make Natalya tap out. Post-match, faked a huge for AJ before yanking her down by the hair and then tossing her around ringside. She picked her up and ran her into the ring post, before throwing AJ over the broadcast table.
Zack Ryder defeated Fandango via pinfall. Late in the match, Ryder hit the Rough Ryder and had a pin. Fandango got a foot on the rope but Layla pushed his foot off so the ref made the three count.
Flo Rida had a musical performance. Earlier, Heath Slater tried to shove Flo Rida but Flo shoved him to the ground to get the upper hand.
Backstage, Stephanie was grilled by two cops asking if she slapped Brie earlier. She said she did, and they put her under arrest for battery. Brie showed up and her and Steph trash talked a bit before the cops led Stephanie away. HHH was there and told Steph he’d be right behind her on the way to the station.
Ryback & Curtis Axel defeated Kofi Kingston and Big E via pinfall. Ryback rolled through for a pinfall after Kofi hit a high cross body on him late. Post-match, Xavier Woods got in the ring wearing a red shirt and glasses telling them they can’t get ahead by shaking hands and kissing babies. He told Kingston and Big E “It’s our time, now we take.”
Rusev defeated The Great Khali via submission. Rusev won in over two minutes when he stomped on Khali’s back and then put The Accolade on him.
Cesaro defeated Dean Ambrose via DQ. Towards the end of the match, Ambrose ran Cesaro shoulder-first into the ring post, then got a chair from ringside and hit Cesaro’s arm against the ring post. Ambrose tossed some chairs into the ring, then went into the ring to sit down.
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed HHH who said he was on his way out to announce the SummerSlam main event title match. Young asked if HHH should be with Stephanie instead and he glared at her.
HHH came to the ring to make his announcement. He was about to make the announcement when Orton showed up and then Roman Reigns did. The two brawled out into the side area of the ramp/stage and disappeared. Paul Heyman then came out onto the stage and said Plan A is not working with Orton, and that Dean Ambrose is always going to stop Seth Rollins from cashing in. Heyman introduced “Plan C” and out came Brock Lesnar. They came to the ring and shook hands with HHH before he left. Heyman announced his intentions for his client to face John Cena at SummerSlam and win the WWE championship. He noted that his client defeated the Undertaker’s streak and will now break John Cena and strip him of the dignity of being WWE World Heavyweight Champion.