Cole, JBL, and Lawler all talk up how great the Tag Team Championship match was for a bit before turning their attention to the next match. They send it to a video package that highlights history between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, from being in the Shield and working together, to Rollins’ turn on his partners.
Backstage, Seth Rollins is asked about his match with Ambrose. Rollins says he’s smiling. Tonight is the night that he finally puts the dagger in Ambrose and finishes him off. Since he dismantled the Shield, Ambrose has been like a cockroach, and tonight he gets squashed. Rollins says he wants to answer Ambrose’s question; no, that’s not all he’s got, and Ambrose knows him better than anyone, and he knows what he’s capable of. And tonight he gets all of it. And after his match, his eyes will be glued to the Fatal Four way match. Ambrose attacks out of nowhere and starts slamming Rollins into various pieces of equipment backstage. Officials break things up and Hunter walks in and tells them to take him out of the building and not let him back in. He checks on Rollins.
Cole, Lawler and JBL are confused. JBL says Ambrose can blame himself if we don’t have a match tonight. Lawler and Cole think Hunter over-reacted. Cole sends it up to the ring for the next match. Paige makes her way out into the arena to a bit of a lukewarm reaction from the fans.
AJ Lee is out next, and the Diva’s Champion doesn’t get much out of the fans either, who may be a bit disappointed at the apparent cancellation of Ambrose vs. Rollins.
WWE Diva’s Championship Match
AJ Lee vs. Paige
The ladies shake hands before the match, then almost immediately lock up. Paige takes AJ into the ropes, and breaks cleanly. AJ takes Paige into the ropes, and breaks cleanly, skipping away. AJ runs into a big knee to the gut, and both ladies end up trading roll ups. Paige takes AJ down to the mat, wrenching her arm, then sending her into the corner, hard. Paige stomps on AJ’s chest in the corner, then takes her out, only to slam her in the middle of the ring for a quick two count.
Paige wraps up AJ in the ropes and hits her with repeated knees to the chest. Things go back into the ring where Paige gets another two count. Paige doesn’t let up, going right into a rear chin lock. AJ tries to fight out of it, but Paige just tosses her back down to the mat. Paige pulls back on AJ’s arms, burying her knee in AJ’s back. AJ fights up to her feet and flips Paige over, but Paige recovers and hits a quick running clothesline. Paige shoulders AJ, but AJ is able to counter things into a DDT and both women are down on the mat.
AJ gets up at five. Paige hits a sloppy spear, then both women fall to the outside where Paige tosses AJ into the barricade. Both women get back into the ring and fight in the corner. Paige hits a sunset powerbomb out of the corner, pinning AJ, but AJ kicks out at two. AJ pops up and leaps out of the corner, but she’s caught by Paige. Paige walks around for a bit with AJ in her arms, but AJ is able to slip out into the black widow hold. Paige is able to hold on and fights out of the hold. Paige hits the Paige turner, but AJ won’t stay down for a three count.
Paige tries for the PTO, but AJ fights out of it, and hits a shining wizard. AJ pins Paige, and she’s able to get a three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Diva’s Champion: AJ Lee
Cole, JBL and Lawler talk a bit about the Fatal Four way match, turning their attention to last Monday night where Randy Orton and Kane didn’t seem to get along in their tag team match. Orton is shown backstage looking for Kane. Orton says he thought about it, and he was wrong, and he’s sorry. Kane won’t shake Orton’s hand. Orton looks for a ‘sorry’ from Kane. Kane says that he doesn’t ever have to say he’s sorry since he’s the devil’s favorite demon. Orton says he’s not Kane’s enemy. Reigns and Cena are the enemy. Orton says they need to make sure they don’t walk out with the title. Kane says the winner of the match is standing right here, stares down Orton, and walks off.
We check in with the expert panel, consisting of Booker T, Alex Riley and Christian. Young looks for predictions for the Fatal Four way match. Riley picks Reigns tonight, Christian picks Reigns as well, and Booker T says he’s got Randy Orton winning the match tonight. Renee recaps events from Monday night where Lana and Rusev had a debate with Zeb Coalter and Jack Swagger before it broke down into a brawl.
In the arena, Lillian Garcia introduces Lana and Rusev. Rusev’s got a Russian flag and he waves it on the way down to the ring. Lana doesn’t have a mic (yet).
Lana grabs a mic in the ring. She tells the fans to shut up. She says Americans and their propaganda machine. They blame Russia for recent events, but it’s the US who should be scolded for their actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lana says the US should be afraid and ashamed. They always try to shove democracy down people’s throats. She says we’re leaderless, and people call our President a wuss. She says her president is Putin, a man who’s fearless, and isn’t afraid to say the truth. Tonight, Rusev will crush everyone, each and every single one in attendance. Rusev will crush Jack Swagger.
Jack Swagger is out next, with Zeb Coalter in tow. Swagger is carrying a US flag on his way down to the ring.
Zeb grabs a mic. He says we’ve heard enough, but then he’s slapped by Lana.
Rusev vs. Jack Swagger
Rusev and Swagger get right to it, and Swagger ends up clotheslining Rusev over the top rope and to the outside.
Rusev gets into the ring and the match starts properly. Swagger takes Rusev over and goes for the ankle lock, but Rusev rolls out of the ring to avoid it. Rusev gets back into the ring and attacks Swagger in the corner, landing big kicks to the chest and huge punches to the back of the head. Swagger fights back and avoids a splash in the corner. When Swagger goes for the ankle lock again, Rusev bails to the floor. Swagger doesn’t wait, following Rusev to the floor, slamming his head into the apron, and bringing things back into the ring. Swagger hits a splash in the corner and a couple of knees to the gut, but Rusev comes back with a running splash, then a fall away slam to send Swagger across the ring.
Rusev stomps away at Swagger, then kicks his back hard. Rusev clamps on a nerve hold, bearing down on Swagger’s shoulder. Swagger tries to fight up, but Rusev puts him down with a series of elbow, and clamps the nerve hold right back on.
Swagger begins to fight out of the hold, so Rusev brings things into the corner, gets a couple of shots in, then a big kick in the middle of the ring to take Swagger to the mat. Rusev rips at Swagger’s face, then clamps down on either side on Swagger’s neck. Swagger stands, then stomps on Rusev’s bare foot. Swagger runs into Rusev, and Rusev hits a back drop to send him crashing to the outside. Swagger grabs his knee.
Swagger gets to the apron, but Rusev knocks him off. Swagger gets up, and is knocked off again. Zeb gives Swagger a quick pep talk. Swagger shrugs off a couple of blows and comes up with a couple of his own, then a flying shoulder block, and a big boot. Swagger hits the Swagger bomb out of the corner for a two count.
Rusev hits Swagger with a couple of wide shots, but Swagger comes back with a high angle body slam for two. Rusev kicks Swagger away, and Swagger ends up on the apron. When Swagger heads back into the ring, he’s caught with a big kick to the chest. When Swagger stands, he blocks a big kick from Rusev, and turns it into the ankle lock, wrenching away. Rusev gets close to the ropes, but Swagger pulls him back to the middle of the ring. Rusev finally makes it to the bottom rope and forces a break, falling to the floor.
Swagger follows Rusev to the floor, and hits a chop block to Rusev’s ankle. Swagger locks in the ankle lock, but Rusev turns it around, sending Swagger crashing face first into the ring post. Rusev makes it back into the ring at a nine count, and Swagger is out cold on the floor.
Winner by Count-out: Rusev
A Russian flag unfurls behind Lana and Rusev as they celebrate their win.
Lana tells Rusev to crush, so Rusev heads to the floor. Rusev grabs Swagger and locks him into the camel clutch. Refs yell at Rusev to break the hold, but he only does when Lana tells him to. Rusev and Lana stand victorious over Swagger while he’s being looked at by referees.