Friday, October 17, 2014
Seth Rollins started the show by coming to the ring. The crowd kept chanting “You Sold Out,” and then Rollins joined them in the chant. He said everyone in the crowd would do what he did just to have his opportunity. He called the crowd cowards because they can’t do it though. He said they’ll never be like him. He then said at HIAC he’s going to “put out” Dean Ambrose. Dolph Ziggler made his entrance and told Rollins that he may have got money and opportunity by selling out, but lost self-respect. He got in the ring and the two trash talked a bit more before Dolph dropkicked Rollins to start the opening match.
Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall in a non-title matchup. Late in the match, both guys tried for finishers but neither was able to get theirs to go. Eventually, Rollins got the advantage when he hit a buckle bomb on Ziggler, then followed up with the Curb Stomp for the win. Post-match, Ambrose came to the ring with the contract he won on Raw which lets him face Rollins at HIAC. Rollins took off. Ambrose said he finally got what he wanted, a match against Rollins inside the cell where he can’t run away. Kane came out and said he doesn’t have a match at HIAC and is feeling violent tonight, so he’s going to take on Ambrose in the main event.
A.J. Lee defeated Layla via submission in a non-title match. AJ had a lot of the early offense in this one. Layla managed to put head scissors on at one point, but AJ later avoided a cross body. She put on the Black Widow to make Layla tap out. Post-match, Alicia Fox came in to attack. AJ avoided her, but Paige snuck in and hit a side kick then the Ram-Paige to knock down the divas champ down. Both Alicia and Paige finished the segment by skipping together. AJ recovered and kissed her divas title belt.
Backstage, Rollins walked up to Kane and asked him to leave a small piece of Ambrose for HIAC. Kane talked up the fact that neither Rollins or Ambrose understand the kind of suffering that happens inside the cell. He said on Monday night he, Rollins and Orton will do more damage to Cena and Ambrose in a handicap street fight, but tonight he’ll have fun with Ambrose a bit.
Sheamus & The Uso Brothers defeated The Miz, Stardust & Goldust via pinfall in a six-man tag team match. The match lasted about 11 minutes total. The close saw Sheamus working over Stardust, before clotheslining Miz out of the ring. Jimmy Uso did a suicide dive onto opponents outside the ring. Goldust made a blind tag to get into the match again. Everyone started to get involved, but eventually Sheamus put down Goldust for the pin with a Brogue Kick.
Big Show came out in street clothes for a promo. He talked about taking Mark Henry’s spot in a match against Rusev at Hell in a Cell, and invited Henry out so he could talk about it. Henry came to the ring. Show told a story of them being at Waffle House and flipping a guy’s car over. He said they were family, then brought up the names of Henry’s wife and kids. Henry admitted he was a bit angry that Show was saying he can do something Henry can’t (defeat Rusev) but he’ll give him his space for the match at HIAC.
Lana and Rusev came out to big heat from the crowd. Lana called them the Goodyear Blimps of WWE because they are slow and all blown up. Rusev got on the mic promising to crush him and Show will go down just like his friend Mark Henry. Show said Rusev can’t crush his spine because it’s American made. He said at HIAC he’ll chokeslam Rusev, knock him out and get the 1-2-3 pinfall.
Nikki Bella defeated Naomi via pinfall. The match lasted almost two minutes. Early on, Naomi managed to hit the Rear View. Naomi had a pinfall but Nikki put a foot on the ropes to break it. Later, Nikki managed to get Naomi in the Torture Rack backbreaker to get the win.
Dean Ambrose defeated Kane due to disqualification. Towards the end, Kane had a hold on Ambrose before tossing him out of the ring. On the outside, Ambrose gained some control when he dropkicked Kane into the ring steps. Back in the ring, Ambrose went for a double arm DDT, but Rollins distracted him. Rollins managed to pull Ambrose to the outside and caused the DQ for the match. Post-match, Rollins and Kane did a double team on Ambrose. Kane brought a chair into the ring so Rollins could go for a Curb Stomp. Instead, Ambrose got the chair and cleared the heels out of the ring. Smackdown closed with Ambrose celebrating himself chasing off the heels from doing any damage.