Friday, June 12, 2015
Opening segment had Ambrose reminiscing about his time this past week in New Orleans and about how he interfered to help J&J defeated Rollins. He said he hopes Rollins got a good idea of how it feels to get abandoned by his friends and get humiliated in the ring. Rollins came out demanding his championship belt back. Ambrose left it laying in the ring and left. Rollins realized it was a replica belt. Ambrose said he had a wild week and would have to find where he left the belt. He said he’d have the belt back with him at MITB and would walk out with it. Ambrose left, but Kane came out and told Rollins he isn’t done for the night as he’ll face Dolph Ziggler, one of the MITB ladder match competitors, tonight.
Ryback defeated The Miz via pinfall in a non-title match. Miz hit Skullcrushing Finale for a near fall late. He teased doing Ryback’s Meat Hook clothesline but then got blasted by the move by Ryback. Ryback hit Shellshocked for the win. Post-match, Big Show came out to talk trash with Ryback about their match this Sunday.
King Barrett defeated Jack Swagger via pinfall. R-Truth was at the announce table for the match and at one point put on Barrett’s cape and crown to mock Barrett. That distracted Barrett enough for Swagger’s near fall. Barrett chased off Truth who got rid of the cape and crown. Swagger went for the Ankle Lock, but Barrett shoved him away and then hit BullHammer elbow for the win.
They had a backstage segment with Paige, where Alicia Fox came in to tell her off for speaking for the divas division. She said the only change that needs to happen is her removing Paige from the division tonight.
Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall in a non-title match. Ziggler had control of the match late and hit a Fameasser for a near fall. He went off the top rope and hit a flying cross body pinfall. Rollins rolled through it and then secured Ziggler’s tights to get a win.
Paige defeated Alicia Fox via submission. Late in this one, Alicia got on the corner for a move, but Paige went up and hung her on the top rope, before Alicia fell to the outside. Alicia got back on her feet but Paige did a somersault splash off the apron to take Alicia down again. Back in the ring, Paige put on the PTO for the tap out win.
They had a video package of John Cena and Kevin Owens’ recent feud which will culminate in their rematch at the MITB PPV. Backstage, Prime Time Players gave an interview about their status as a tag team and their next title match against New Day.
Roman Reigns, Randy Orton & Neville defeated Kane, Sheamus & Kofi Kingston due to disqualification. Late in this one, Reigns got the hot tag in from Neville and took down Kofi Kingston. Xavier Woods tried to get involved but was knocked down. Kane prevented Reigns’ Superman Punch, but Orton hit an RKO on him. Sheamus Brogue Kicked Orton, but then Neville hit a missile dropkick on him. Kofi hit Trouble in Paradise on Neville but then Reigns hit the Superman Punch on him for a pin attempt. The other New Day guys got in to stop the pin and cause the DQ.
Post-match, the New Day set up a ladder in the ring with Woods and Big E clapping as Kofi climbed up. Dolph Ziggler came rushing down with a smaller ladder and ended up taking out all of New Day. A big ringside brawl occurred, with everyone ending up down except Neville who was able to do a huge splash on everyone at ringside. SmackDown closed with Neville climbing the ladder to retrieve the briefcase and celebrating.