Monday, May 4, 2015
The opening segment had Randy Orton come out to discuss the Triple Threat match for Payback. He said Roman Reigns was voted as part of it with him and Rollins and said Reigns will experience disappointment, but it’s not his problem. He said he’ll be walking out with the title and Rollins or Reigns won’t be able to do anything about it. Roman Reigns made his entrance through the crowd.
Reigns vowed that if anyone’s getting revenge at Payback it will be him. Reigns reminded Orton that the fans don’t fight for him. He said he doesn’t care what Orton does in the match but if he comes anywhere near him, he won’t be standing. Orton reminded him he’s a 12-time champ who’s appeared in 12 straight Manias. He told Reigns he’s got some catching up to do. Reigns brought up defeating Orton at SummerSlam and said he doesn’t mind breaking Orton in half to win the title. The two trashed talk off mic a bit until New Day’s music hit. They said this negativity has to stop and tried to get a group clap going. They told Reigns and Orton they’ll be facing all three members of New Day tonight, per Kane’s orders.
New Day defeated Randy Orton & Roman Reigns via pinfall in a non-title match. Reigns went for a spear on Kingston late, but Kofi moved away and Reigns caught Orton instead. Kofi took the pinfall on Orton for the win. Post-match, Kane came out and said Orton and Reigns will face off in the main event to further exploit their dislike for each other.
Backstage after break, Rollins was there with J&J Security as he told Kane The Authority is going to come back and punish Kane for what he’s been doing to him. Kane told some sadistic stories and then said due to what happened on Smackdown’s main event, he’s booking Rollins vs. Ambrose with J&J banned from ringside. Rollins was livid.
Renee Young interviewed Ryback in the ring who talked about facing the fear his career may have ended due to injuries. He said he’s not scared of Wyatt after all he’s faced. Wyatt came on the video promo talking about how Ryback acts like a force when he’s really a scared little boy. He said it’s all a facade and everything Ryback loves and is afraid to lose will fade away. “Run,” Wyatt closed the promo with.
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro defeated The Ascension via pinfall. Cesaro did his spinning move on Viktor late, then Kidd was able to land a kick on him to get the pinfall win.
After Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins made entrances for their match, Kane came out and announced that if Ambrose wins he is added to the Payback title match, making it a Fatal Four-Way. That enraged Rollins even more. Ambrose got on the mic and said it was a great idea, then polled the fans himself to see what they thought. Rollins grabbed the mic back and said he doesn’t have to listen to what anyone in Canada says because they don’t matter.
Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins via pinfall. Rollins threw Ambrose against the barricade late and got back in the ring. He assumed he’d won as the ref was counting up to nine, but Ambrose managed to slide back in the ring ahead of time, then hit his clothesline from the ropes. J&J Security tried to make a run in but were cleared out as Ambrose rolled up Rollins to get the win. With the win, Ambrose now joins the WWE title match at Payback with Orton, Reigns and Rollins to make it a Four-Way.
Backstage, Rollins continued to whine to Kane. Kane told him adversity will make him the champ they all want him to be and not to worry because he’s got a plan.
Byron Saxton interviewed Lana backstage about how it feels to get so much positive reaction from the fans lately. She said she didn’t know what he meant. Fandango entered and told her she needs to let it flow. He left and Rusev walked in looking displeased ahead of the upcoming match.
Rusev defeated Fandango via submission. At one point, Fandango did his trademark dance and Lana smiled at him then did the dance too. Rusev attacked Fandango and told Lana to head backstage. Moments later, he put the Accolade on Fandango to make him tap.
Stardust defeated R-Truth via pinfall. Stardust had brought a bag to the ring with him and put it in a corner. Late in the match, Truth went over and opened the bag, finding rubber spiders. The sight of them spooked him so much that Stardust was able to get the pinfall victory.
John Cena came out to “John Cena sucks” singing from the crowd during his theme song. He talked about how passionate they are and how they won’t give up, still rooting for the Quebec Nordiques after they left town. He threw in a Montreal Canadiens mention as the crowd chanted “Go Habs Go,” and Cena said it’s the sound of people who believe. Cena ended up issuing his open challenge, and Bret Hart’s music hit. He came to the ring to introduce a great wrestler he said, but then Heath Slater’s music hit and he came to the ring. Slater said he won’t let his moment to become US champ get steps on again. Slater eventually got hit over the head with the mic by Hart. Bret said he was there to introduce Montreal’s own, Sami Zayn. Zayn came to the ring for the match.
John Cena defeated Sami Zayn via pinfall to retain the United States Championship. The match lasted over 10 minutes. At one point, Cena hit an AA and Zayn kicked out at the final second. Later, Zayn hit his Blue Thunder Bomb and had a near fall. He traded punches with Cena, with Cena running the ropes and hitting his Springboard Stunner. Cena followed later with the AA to get the win. He helped Zayn up post-match and gave him praise for his effort including applause for him as he backed up the ramp.
Backstage, Renee was going to interview Sami Zayn but New Day interrupted. Tyson Kidd, Cesaro and Natalya came in saying they only won their earlier match due to Orton and Reigns disliking each other. Kidd started a “New Day sucks” clap.
The Bellas were headed to the ring for a match, but got jumped by Tamina Snuka and Naomi. Naomi said their reign over the divas division is over and this is what family is all about. Later, Cole noted that Tamina is related to Naomi’s husband Jimmy Uso.
Bad News Barrett made his entrance wearing his newly won cape and crown while holding his scepter. He called the fans “filthy commoners” and talked about it being a great week for royal family as Princess Charlotte was born and King Barrett was crowned. He said he will rule with an iron fist and deal with anyone disobeying his rule with a Bull Hammer.
Sheamus & King Barrett defeated Neville & Dolph Ziggler via pinfall. The late part of the match saw Barrett get kicked by Neville who then set up for his finisher. Sheamus got involved so Neville kicked him. That allowed Barrett a bit more recovery time so that when Neville tried for a springboard move, Barrett hit him with the Bull Hammer and then got the pinfall.
Roman Reigns & Randy Orton fought to a no contest due to outside interference. Before their match started, Kane walked out with Seth Rollins and J&J Security. Jamie Noble got up on the commentators table with a mic saying he’s the special announcer, while Mercury is the guest timekeeper, Kane is the ringside enforcer and Rollins is guest commentator. In the match, eventually they all got involved, trying to overpower Orton and Reigns in the ring. Dean Ambrose came running out to help Reigns and Orton clear out the heels. From there, Rollins was in the ring and Reigns hit a Spear on him. Orton hit an RKO on Reigns, but then Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds on Orton to stand tall as the show closed out with his music playing.