Friday, August 8, 2014
Dean Ambrose came out to make an announcement about the stipulation for his Summerslam match versus Seth Rollins. He joked about it being a few different ideas including JBL's hat on a pole match or a match with alligators surrounding the ring. Rollins came out to interrupt and Ambrose suggested that he's going to make sure he can tear him apart, with a Lumberjack match at Summerslam. Rollins went on to say The Authority told him he can handpick an opponent for Ambrose tonight and it will be The Viper Randy Orton.
Mark Henry & Big Show defeated Rybaxel via pinfall. Henry hit a World’s Strongest Slam late on Ryback, then Big Show chokeslammed Axel for the pinfall.
Backstage, Ziggler was hanging out with some divas making jokes and conversation. Rollins showed up and they ended up booked in a match for later.
Sin Cara defeated Damien Sandow via pinfall. Cara hit a late slam move followed by a Swanton off the top rope for the win.
Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall. Ziggler got whipped into the ring-post shoulder-first late in the contest. From there, he fell to the outside. Rollins went out and tossed Dolph into the barricade and into the steel steps. Rollins tossed him back inside the ring and hit the curb stomp for the win.
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Orton. He said he’s uncontrollable and doesn’t know himself what he might do sometimes. He said tonight Dean Ambrose finds out who the “truly sadistic superstar” is for WWE.
Paige defeated Natalya via submission. At one point, Natalya had a Sharpshooter on, but Paige managed to grab the ropes to break it. Paige got out of the ring for a break. Natalya went to get her and Paige was able to hit the Paige Turner on the outside. Paige went back in the ring to try to wait out a count out, but Natalya got back in at 7. She had a surprise rollup, but Paige kicked her in the chest after and then made her tap out to the PTO.
Rusev defeated Big E via submission. The match lasted under two minutes. Big E missed on a splash late and Rusev leveled him with a kick. To close things, Rusev locked The Accolade on and made Big E tap out. Post-match, Rusev celebrated with Lana standing with him in admiration as a Russian flag dropped down over the ring from the rafters.
Tom Phillips interviewed Chris Jericho backstage who said he finally got rid of the two symptoms - Rowan and Harper - but that the disease, Bray Wyatt, is still going on. He said he's going to follow the Buzzards and shove them down Bray Wyatt's throat at Summerslam.
Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins via disqualification. Late in this match, Orton went for the draping DDT but Ambrose countered and backdropped him to the outside. Ambrose hit a suicide dive next and things eventually went back into the ring. Seth Rollins showed up and got on the apron to distract, but Ambrose knocked him off. He hit Dirty Deeds on Orton and went for the pin, but Rollins yanked Ambrose from the ring causing a DQ. Post-match, Ambrose and Rollins kept brawling outside of the ring. They got back inside with Ambrose in control but Orton clotheslined him down, then told Rollins “He’s all yours.” Rollins grabbed a drink from a fan in the crowd, then returned to the ring to pour it on Ambrose’s face. He hit the Curb Stomp on Ambrose to close out Smackdown.