On Monday night, Cody Rhodes and Goldust had a chance to win the Tag Titles from Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Despite the No Disqualification stipulation and Dean Ambrose at ringside, the brothers were able to defeat the Hounds of Justice thanks to a punch from Big Show. What is Show’s status with WWE? What will happen with the Tag Titles?
We are in Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are John ‘Can we get BBQ Torito’ Layfield and Michael ‘Is it better to be a British Royal or a Kansas City Royal’ Cole.
Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero are in the ring. Vickie starts off with her usual Excuse Mes. She says that The Authority has squarely placed the responsibility on her to run a tight ship on Smackdown. Vickie says that she assures everyone that the debacle that occurred on Monday night will not be repeated here tonight. She says that she will have order.
She . . . WILL . . . HAVE . . . DISCIPLINE.
She has the General Manager of Raw with her.
Brad thanks Vickie and he says that his job is to ensure that a certain seven foot, 500 pound freak does not enter the arena to cause the same chaos that took place on Monday. Brad says that he has security stationed throughout the arena to make sure that he does not bother anyone.
Vickie says that she would like to express their sincere gratitude to Stephanie McMahon and Triple H to allow them to do what is best for business.
Brad thanks everyone for coming out to the show tonight and he hopes that everyone has a good time.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage and then he goes to the ring.
Daniel wants to let Brad and Vickie know that everyone is thrilled that they are here to do what is ‘Best for Business’. Daniel wants to be of assistance because what is best for business is for him to be the WWE Champion in 9 days . . . inside Hell in a Cell . . . with Shawn Michaels as guest referee.
Daniel says that because he is here to help, he wanted to give them a warning. There is a rumor that a big foot sasquatch like character is here. Somehow, he has gotten through the perimeter of their security . . . and he is here.
Big Show’s music plays and Vickie and Brad freak out. However, it was only a joke from Daniel.
Daniel says that Show is not here . . . yet. Daniel says that the new tag team champions are here.
Goldust and Cody Rhodes make their way to the ring.
Vickie says that she demands order and discipline. She says that justice will be served. Vickie says that these three renegades will face Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns tonight.
Vickie cackles and we go to commercial.
Match Number One: Miz and Kofi Kingston versus Erick Rowan and Luke Harper (with Bray Wyatt)
Rowan and Miz start things off and Rowan sends Miz into the corner but Miz with kicks and an Awesome Clothesline. Miz slides in and he tries for a sunset flip but Rowan picks him up. Rowan with a waist lock but Miz with an elbow and drop kick. Rowan is sent into Miz’ corner and Miz with a punch. Miz punches Rowan from the turnbuckles.
Kofi tags in and he connects with a boot to the arm from the turnbuckles. Rowan with a forearm to Kofi followed by a side head lock and he runs Kofi into the turnbuckles and Harper tags in. Harper with a forearm. Harper with an Irish whip and Kofi floats over. Kofi tries for a monkey flip but Harper stays on his feet.
Kofi with a drop toe hold that sends Harper into the ropes and then Kofi with a slingshot baseball slide followed by a slingshot lateral press for a near fall. Harper is dropped on the top rope and then Kofi goes for a springboard move but Harper with a boot and he gets a near fall.
Rowan tags in and he slams Kofi and then he punches Kofi in the corner. Rowan puts Kofi on the turnbuckles and he connects with forearms until he tags in Harper who connects with more forearms. Harper with a front face lock and he Gator Rolls Kofi before turning it into a reverse chin lock.
Harper with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick and both men are down. Rowan goes after Kofi but Kofi drops down and Rowan goes to the floor. Rowan pulls Miz off the apron and he sends Miz into the ringside barrier when Kofi was inches from making the tag. Kofi avoids Harper for a moment but Harper with a lariat for the three count.
Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
After the match, Harper and Rowan get on the apron but Bray stops him. Bray says that he knows what Miz is feeling now. He says that it is okay to be afraid. He is the hammer that everyone fears, but she is the force that drives the nail. He tells Miz to enjoy his world as much as he can because they will take it all away. He tells Miz to Follow the Buzzards.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella) versus AJ Lee (with Tamina Snuka) in a Non Title Match
Brie goes after AJ when the bell rings and AJ goes to the floor before Brie could get to her. AJ returns to the ring and then she runs to the floor on the other side. Tamina gets between AJ and Brie. Brie teases going back into the ring but she connects with a forearm to AJ.
Brie with a Thesz Press and she slams AJ’s head into the mat. Brie tries to keep AJ in the ring but AJ sends Brie’s injured arm into the ropes. AJ with an elbow to the injured arm. AJ with an arm bar and she turns it into a Fujiwara arm bar. Brie with a knee but she runs into a spinning heel kick from AJ.
AJ with a divorce court and then she skips around Brie. AJ sends Brie back to the mat and she gets a near fall. AJ wraps Brie’s arm in the ropes and then she applies a hammer lock. Brie drops down with a jawbreaker and Brie responds with flying clothesline. AJ with an Irish whip but Brie with a back elbow and then Brie hits a missile drop kick and she gets a near fall.
Brie with a running knee to the head and then she connects with another knee. Tamina tries to attack Nikki but Brie warns her and Tamina goes into the steps. AJ with a rollup but Brie rolls through and then hits the X Factor for the three count.
Winner: Brie Bella
We go to commercial.
Before our next match can be announced, Big Show makes his way through the crowd and into the ring. John wants Show arrested while Cole points out the wonderful job Brad Maddox did to keep him out of the building.
Big Show says hello to Kansas City. He says that he is probably going to get in trouble for what he is doing here, but he has an autographed ticket from Daniel Bryan. Show says that he is here to thank everyone. He has been going through some tough times but the overwhelming support means the world to him and his family.
Show says the support they have shown him is not falling on deaf ears. The Authority is not happy that people want Big Show to get his job back. Show says that they have all discovered here lately what is ‘Best for Business’.
Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero make their way to the ring and he wants to know how Show got in the building. Show calls them Hansel and Gretel. Vickie reminds Show that Vickie fired him.
Brad tells Show to get out.
Show tells Brad the worst thing you can say to a man who has lost everything is that, because now he has nothing to lose. Show knocks out Brad Maddox.
Show leaves the ring and goes back through the crowd.
The officials check on Brad while CM Punk walks in the back.
Match Number Three: CM Punk versus Big E Langston
Punk with a waist lock and Ryback powers out of the hold and he connects with an elbow. Ryback with a forearm but Punk with punches and a side head lock. Langston with a shoulder tackle and he blocks a hip toss. Langston misses a clothesline but Punk with a kick and a wrist lock. Langston backs Punk into the corner and Langston with an Irish whip and splash into the corner.
Langston with a knee lift and then he punches Punk in the abdomen. Punk with punches and chops followed by a forearm. Punk holds on to the ropes and Langston charges at him but Punk drops down and Langston goes to the floor. Punk with a pescado but Langston catches Punk and slams Punk onto the apron and then he sends Punk into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Langston with a single leg crab as he continues to work on the back. We see footage from the commercial break when Langston connected with a body block. Punk gets to his feet but Langston sends Punk back to the mat with another single leg crab. Langston rocks back to add more pressure. Punk tries to get to the ropes and he succeeds.
Langston with a gutbuster to Punk followed by a rear chin lock and then he connects with a cross face and then he rubs his forearm across the eyes. Langston with another crossface and he tries for the splash but Punk gets his knees up.
Punk with a forearm and kicks. Punk with a leg lariat followed by a running double sledge. Punk tries for a swinging neck breaker but Langston avoids it. Langston sends Punk into the corner but Punk moves when Langston charges into the corner and Langston’s shoulder hits the ring post before he falls to the floor.
Punk with a suicide dive onto Langston and both men are down on the floor. Punk rolls Langston back into the ring and then Punk goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall. Punk with a running knee into the corner and he connects. Punk with a short arm clothesline and then he goes up top for the elbow drop and he connects but he can only get a two count.
Punk says that it is time for Langston to sleep and he picks up Langston but Langston gets to his feet and he connects with a body block and the big splash but Punk kicks out. The straps come down and it is time for the Big Ending but Punk gets off Langston’s shoulders and Punk with a round kick and the Go To Sleep for the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Paul Heyman comes out to the stage with Curtis Axel and Ryback. He wants to be the first to congratulate CM Punk on a hard fought victory over an admittedly, decent, marginally talented, rookie, barely out of the NXT division named Big E Langston. Paul says that at Hell in a Cell, he will be facing a professional who can snap his neck like a twig. He will be facing an animal, a caged animal. His caged animal. Paul tells Punk that he wants no part of him because he beat Punk with both arms tied behind his back. Paul says that makes him . . . the Best in the World.
Punk tells Paul it does not make him the best in the world. It makes him a complete and total idiot. Paul has forgotten two things and they are two words. The first word is cell. The three of them will be locked inside and Paul will not be able to run, hide, or escape. As it relates to the caveman, he might like being called a caged animal, but he will put this animal to sleep.
The second word is ‘hell’. That is exactly what he is going to put the two of them through.
Paul says that in the immortal words of AC/DC, hell ain’t no bad place to be, and they will come to the ring to explain it to Punk . . . personally.
Heyman has Axel and Ryback follow him to the ring but Punk gets in a shot on Axel but Ryback hits Punk and they double team him on the floor. They send Punk into the ring and they prepare to double team him in the ring.
Big E Langston crawls into the ring and do we have a three-on-one situation . . . Langston with a lariat to Axel followed by a belly-to-belly suplex to Axel. Punk with a back heel kick and a knee to Ryback in the corner. Langston with a body block to Axel and Ryback is sent to the floor.
Langston wants to know who is the rookie now.
Alberto Del Rio walks through the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto Del Rio has a flag with him in the ring before Josh Mathews enters to ask him some questions. Josh asks Alberto about his match against John Cena, but first we have a video package.
Josh wants Alberto’s reaction. Alberto says that he was carrying the Mexican flag because he is Mexico’s greatest export. He is Mexico’s God’s Gift to Humanity. He says that everyone are just gringos. They have no passion or soul. They have no Mexican passion. The person representing the gringos is John Cena. He is the Ultimate Gringo.
Who does John Cena think he is to come back from surgery to face Alberto Del Rio? Alberto tells John that you have to start at the bottom. Is John going loco? John has been out of action for the last two months because he sprained his elbow?
John is going soft. He is not the man he used to be . . . except for your ego because it keep growing day by day. After you lose to Alberto Del Rio at Hell in a Cell, you will be just like all of these gringos . . . a nobody.
Alberto has one more thing to say. He asks John if he wants to know what is going to happen to his injured arm . . . watch this. Alberto attacks Josh Mathews and he applies the cross arm breaker.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see what Big Show did to Brad Maddox tonight.
Zeb Colter has joined John and Michael at the announce table.
Match Number Four: Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
Jimmy and Cesaro start things off and Cesaro with a kick and European uppercut. Jimmy with a back elbow followed by a Bubba Bomb. Jey tags in and connects with a sliding clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro with a kick and Swagger makes the tag but Cesaro goes after Jey but Jey drops down and Cesaro goes to the floor. Swagger with a clothesline from the apron.
Swagger with knees in the corner. Swagger with a running knee into the corner and he tags in Cesaro who kicks Jey. Cesaro with a giant swing and then he tags in Swagger. Swagger with kicks to Jey followed by a belly-to-belly for a near fall. Swagger traps the arm and then he applies an arm bar.
Jey with punches but Jey with an elbow to Cesaro on the apron but when he tries to leap past Swagger, Jack catches him and runs him into the turnbuckles. Swagger with the Swagger Bomb and Cesaro tags in for the leap frog double stomp and he gets a near fall. Swagger tags back in and he punches Jey. Swagger with a top wrist lock.
Swagger with a knee to Jey and then he knocks Jimmy off the apron. Jey with a roll up for a near fall. Swagger with a belly-to-belly slam and . . .
Los Matadores come out to their music and they are accompanied by El Torito. Zeb Colter goes to the ramp to stop them from crossing the border to the ringside area. While this is happening, the action in the ring has stopped.
El Torito charges at Zeb and he hits a shoulder to the chest and then he hits a shot to the rear end.
Jimmy with a shoulder off the apron onto Cesaro while Jey gets a near fall with a rollup. Jey with a super kick and then he tags in Jimmy who hits the Superfly splash and he gets the three count.
Winners: Jimmy and Jey Uso
After the match, Fernando and Diego pick up Swagger for the springboard seated splash from El Torito.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Shawn Michaels’ appearance on Raw.
Before our main event, Randy Orton comes out to the stage to address Daniel Bryan, who is already in the ring. Randy wants to know who Daniel thinks he is. Does Daniel think that he can really beat him? Randy says that Daniel is in way over his head with his pretty fiancé. He says that Daniel is in way over his head with his catchphrases. Daniel is in way over his head if he thinks he has a chance to beat him.
Now Shawn Michaels, a man he has had issues with for years, and the man who trained Daniel Bryan. Even with the odds in Daniel’s favor, he guarantees that he will once again become the WWE Champion and he will become the face of the WWE once again.
Match Number Six: Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust versus Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns
Goldust and Reigns start things off and Reigns with a kick and punch. Reigns with a forearm to the back followed by head butts and punches. Reigns kicks Goldust and then he tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with kicks and forearms. Rollins tags in and he punches Goldust. Reigns tags back in and he connects with a head butt to the midsection and then he Irish whips Goldust but Goldust with a back elbow from the turnbuckles.
Goldust with a reverse atomic drop and a kick to the head for a near fall. Cody tags in and he hits a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Cody takes care of Rollins and Ambrose but Reigns hits Cody from behind and then he sends Cody shoulder first into the post.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ambrose runs Cody’s eyes across the top rope. Rollins tags back in and he hits a drop kick for a near fall. Rollins with a rear chin lock. Cody with a back slide for a near fall. Rollins with a kick to Cody to prevent him from making a tag. Rollins with a punch. Rollins chokes Cody in the ropes. Reigns tags in and he hits a splash while Rollins holds the arms and Reigns gets a near fall.
Reigns with a chin lock and he uses Cody’s arm for more pressure. Reigns with a back elbow for a near fall. Rollins tags back in and he kicks Cody until the referee warns him. Rollins suplexes Cody from the apron back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Reigns tags back in and he kicks Cody and he applies a rear chin lock.
Cody with elbows and a kick. Reigns charges at Cody and Cody moves, sending Reigns to the floor. Reigns cuts off Cody but Cody with a drop kick and both men are down. Rollins tags in and he drop kicks Goldust off the apron. Cody with a leaping knee and Ambrose and Bryan tag in. Bryan with a drop kick to Rollins in the corner followed by punches to Ambrose.
Bryan flips out of the corner on an Irish whip and even though Ambrose knows what is coming, he cannot avoid the flying clothesline from Bryan. Bryan with the running drop kick into the corner and then he puts Ambrose on the turnbuckles for a rana. Bryan gets a near fall. Goldust with an uppercut to Reigns and then he clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor. Rollins with an enzuigiri that sends Goldust to the floor.
Rhodes with Beautiful Disaster to Rollins. Ambrose kicks Cody to the floor. Ambrose and Bryan both try for cross body blocks and both men are down. Reigns sends Cody into the ringside barrier but Goldust punches Reigns. Reigns sends Goldust into the ring steps. Reigns sets for a shoulder on Goldust but Goldust moves and Reigns hits the ring steps.
Bryan with kicks of yes but Ambrose with a knee to Bryan. Bryan with a knee to the midsection followed by a snap butterfly suplex. Bryan goes up top but Ambrose stops Bryan. Ambrose sets for a butterfly superplex and he connects. Ambrose gets a near fall when Cody breaks up the cover. Rollins takes care of Cody. Cody sends Rollins over the top rope but Rollins tries for a sunset flip power bomb on the floor. Goldust is kicked by Rollins to stop him and then Reigns punches Cody. Rollins sends Cody into Goldust and both of them collide into the announce table.
Ambrose goes after Bryan but Bryan locks in the Yes Lock. Bryan sees Rollins enter the ring and Bryan releases the hold. Bryan with a forearm to Rollins and then he back drops Ambrose over the top rope onto Rollins. Bryan with a suicide dive onto Ambrose and Rollins. Bryan rolls Ambrose into the ring and Bryan with a flying knee for the three count.
Winners: Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust