Monday, June 1, 2015
The opening segment had The Authority including Triple H, Stephanie, Seth Rollins, J&J Security and Kane arrive out. HHH and Steph talked about Ambrose stealing the title last night and that he needs to get out there now to return it to its rightful owner. Rollins kept an angry look on his face throughout. Instead of Ambrose, Roman Reigns came out to tell them that Ambrose isn’t there and he’s not returning the title until he gets his rematch, at Money in the Bank, in a Ladder Match. Eventually, Rollins gave in and said he could have the rematch. Rollins was irritated by Reigns’ insults and ended up leaving the ring. Steph stepped up to Reigns, but then HHH got in his face to intervene. He told Reigns he’s in the MITB Ladder Match - for now, but if he loses a match tonight to an opponent HHH chooses backstage, he’s out of it.
After break, King Barrett made his way to the ring to face Reigns. Cole said if Barrett wins, he replaces Reigns in the MITB ladder match at the PPV.
Roman Reigns defeated King Barrett via pinfall to retain his MITB Ladder Match spot. The match lasted 14 minutes and saw Reigns duck a Bullhammer attempt by Barrett late. Reigns followed with a big Spear for the win.
Backstage, Reigns was walking down a hallway when Triple H and Stephanie stopped him, sarcastically clapping for his victory. They said he gets to keep his spot in the match, if he can beat his next opponent too, Mark Henry.
Nikki Bella was being interviewed by Byron Saxton when Paige interrupted saying she wants a one-on-one shot at the Divas Championship. Nikki said Paige is sounding a lot like Naomi, but if she wants a rematch she can have one, tonight.
The Miz vs. Ryback for the IC title was a no match. Big Show showed up after Lillian Garcia introduced the two competitors. Show stepped into the ring and walked past Miz looking at Ryback for a fight. Instead, he turned and gave a KO punch to drop Miz. He got on the mic saying if anyone is going to beat Ryback for the title, it’s hit. Show said he takes exception to Ryback being called “big guy” because he ain’t got nothing on the Big Show. Ryback stood face to face with Show and the crowd chanted “Feed Me More” before Show left the ring.
Kevin Owens came to the ring to cut a promo about backing up what he promises he’ll do, such as beating Sami Zayn, and then beating John Cena last night at Elimination Chamber. He started to say he’ll beat Cena again in two weeks, so the parents should tune in to see what he does to the marketing machine known as “Super Cena.” Owens also brought up how his wife was proud of his big win last night, but his son, who has always been a big Cena fan, wanted to know if Cena was OK.
John Cena came out for rebuttal and said he was ready to hand the US Title to Owens tonight for beating him but realized he doesn’t deserve it. He said he doesn’t really deserve the NXT title either. He admitted Owens took him to his limits and beat him. Cena said all the hype - its the WWE Marketing machine, not him. He said his catchphrases are all authentic to him and not created in a boardroom. Cena pointed out a fan of his in the front row holding up a sign “I beat cancer.” Cena told Owens he represents all those people who take 10 years to fight and claw their way to victory. He told the kid who beat cancer to never give up and that’s what he stands for. Cena took off his shirt ready for a fight, and Owens seemed ready too, but instead left the ring and went up the ramp towards backstage without looking back at Cena.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston via pinfall. Ziggler was accompanied to the ring by Lana. Xavier Woods and Big E were ringside for the match. Ziggler went for a sidekick late in the match, but Kofi blocked it. Dolph followed with a DDT, and then a quick pinfall for the win. Post-match, Xavier and Big E got in to start the attack on Dolph. Prime Time Players rushed to the ring to make the save.
Dolph Ziggler & Prime Time Players defeated New Day via pinfall. Late in the match, Ziggler super kicked Kofi. Titus was able to scoop up Xavier Woods for a finisher followed by the pinfall for the win. Lana was shown on stage smiling about Ziggler’s latest win.
Roman Reigns defeated Mark Heny via contout. Late in the match, Reigns hit a Samoan Drop and both guys fell to the outside. The ref got a count up to 8, then nine and Reigns managed to barely get in before 10 with Henry still out. Post-match, Henry attacked Reigns and hit a World’s Strongest Slam on him followed by a big splash coming off the ropes.
Backstage, Reigns was shown limping. Triple H and Steph showed up again to sarcastically congratulate him, then said he keeps his MITB spot only if he can defeat Bray Wyatt next.
Nikki Bella defeated Paige via pinfall to retain the Divas Championship. During the late part of this ten minute match, Nikki fell to the outside and rolled towards the ring apron. Brie came out from under the ring and then rolled into the ring, disguising herself enough to complete a quick roll up pin on Paige for the win. As the ref talked to Paige post-match about the loss, the Bellas were smirking up on the ramp.
Randy Orton defeated Sheamus due to disqualification. The match spilled out to the floor late, with Orton throwing Sheamus over a guardrail into the timekeeper’s area. Orton went to retrieve him, but Sheamus was ready with a steel chair which he rammed into Orton’s gut, causing the ref to call for the bell. Post-match, Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick on Orton, then ran him into the guardrail. Refs eventually got involved to check on Orton. As he was getting to his feet, Sheamus delivered a second Brogue Kick to level him and then stood over him.
Byron Saxton interviewed Rusev backstage who was on crutches. He talked about losing it all, and being a broken man since he has no title, career or woman. He said he is the one crushed this time, but then vowed he will get all of it back, before walking off.
Neville defeated Bo Dallas via pinfall. Neville made a comeback at one point, knocking down Dallas and then climbing up on the top rope. He hit the Red Arrow for the big win.
Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt via pinfall to keep his MITB Ladder Match spot. Rollins, J&J and Kane all came down during the match. At one point, they surrounded the ring apron and ringside area. Bray grabbed Reigns late for Sister Abigail, but Reigns shoved him off causing him to bump Kane on the apron. As Wyatt bounced off him, Reigns was quick to hit his Spear for the win.
Post-match, The Authority surrounded the ring to try to get Reigns. Dean Ambrose’s music hit and Rollins went up to top of stage looking for him. Ambrose appeared standing on the announcers table with the WWE belt. He rushed into the ring to join Reigns and they cleared the ring of the heels, except Rollins. Ambrose tossed him the WWE title belt and then hit Dirty Deeds on him. Ambrose reclaimed the title belt and went into the crowd with Reigns to celebrate. Cole note Ambrose returned the title to Rollins but he “couldn’t hang onto it.” Triple H and Stephanie came out on stage looking angry. Steph pointed down at Ambrose who jumped over the guardrail into the crowd. Reigns came to join him and they went into the crowd to celebrate with fans. The Authority and Rollins were irate as Ambrose and Reigns kept on celebrating with fans to end the show.