We get a video package that looks at Daniels Bryan’s journey to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, that ultimately ended in him being stripped of the title.
This leads into a recap of different superstars qualifying for the match.
Before the match, Triple H makes his way out to the ring with Stephanie McMahon. Hunter and Stephanie make their way around the ring, looking at the ladders and titles, and seat themselves next to the announcers.
Sheamus is the first competitor out to the ring, and the US Champion gets a bit of a reaction out of the crowd.
Halfway down to the ring, the lights go out, and Bray Wyatt tells Boston that he’s here. Wyatt makes his way out to the ring to a ton of cell phones lit up in the crowd.
Alberto Del Rio is out third, and he doesn’t see much support or heat from the crowd as he makes his way to the ring.
Cesaro is out next, walked to the ring by Paul Heyman.
John Cena is out fifth, and Cena gets a mixed reaction, lots of cheers and boos. Cena smiles before holding up a towel saying ‘Never Give Up’. Cena runs down to the ring and slides in, looking up at the titles.
Randy Orton is the next man to make his way into the arena. This crowd seems a bit quiet, as Stephanie is shown clapping for Orton.
Roman Reigns is the next man, and he makes his way to the ring through the crowd, getting a nice pop from the fans.
Kane is out last, making his way right to the ring, and Steph and Hunter are shown smiling at Kane’s entrance.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match
Alberto Del Rio vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Cesaro vs. John Cena vs. Kane vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus
The bell rings and things break down, with everyone brawling. Cena and Wyatt fight, Sheamus and Cesaro fight. Orton tosses Del Rio over the top. Orton and Kane team up on Reigns. Orton turns to Cesaro, and Cesaro fights back, while Wyatt and Cena continue to square off. Kane and Orton turn to Cena and Wyatt, knocking Wyatt from the ring. Orton chokes Cena with his boot, and Kane grabs a ladder. Cesaro and Del Rio dropkick the ladder into Kane’s face. Del Rio and Cesaro knock Cena down the the ladder, but are wiped out by Wyatt. Cena shoulders Wyatt, but Wyatt fights out and slams Cena down into the ladder. Reigns comes in and hits a Samoan drop to put Wyatt out of the ring.
Reigns sets up a ladder, but Sheamus knocks him from the ring. Kane stops Sheamus from climbing the ladder, beating and kicking on him in the corner. Orton attacks Reigns in another corner, but falls victim to a clothesline from Reigns. Sheamus grabs a ladder, and Reigns does as well. Kane is sandwiched between the two ladders. Reigns and Sheamus set up ladders on top of Kane. Cesaro and Del Rio head up as well. Kane knocks all men off the ladders. Kane takes out Reigns, the knocks down Wyatt, and Cesaro. Kane chokeslams a couple of participants, then tosses one of the ladders out of the ring. Kane sets up a ladder, then picks up Orton, tossing him into the ladder.
Orton climbs, but Reigns is in, sending Kane crashing into the ladder to tip it over. Reigns knocks Kane over with a ladder, and he sets it up, beginning the climb. Bray pulls Reigns down, slamming him to the mat hard. Cena hits the belly to back suplex, but he runs right into a pop up uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro leaps up the ladder, but Sheamus meets him at the top. Wyatt does a spider walk, then takes the ladder out from under Cesaro and Sheamus. Both men hang on for a bit, but Sheamus drops. Cesaro holds on, but can’t get the belts down. Cesaro falls and Wyatt hits the senton on Cesaro.
The doctor is shown working on Orton, but he stops, and tosses Del Rio into the steps instead. Orton looks under the ring for another ladder. Orton props the ladder against the ring apron, but Sheamus attacks Orton, fighting him into the corner behind the announcer’s table. Sheamus props the ladder between the apron and announcer’s table. Sheamus slams Orton’s head into the ladder, then stands on the ladder. Orton pulls Sheamus’ feet out from under him, and Sheamus lands on the ladder.
Orton grabs Sheamus and hits the suspension DDT off of the ladder to the floor. Orton pushes the ladder into the ring. Orton grabs another ladder and tosses it out of the ring. Orton stomps at Cena, then sets up a big ladder in the middle of the ring. Orton begins climbing the ladder, but then Cesaro, Cena, Reigns, Del Rio, Wyatt, Kane, everyone is back in the ring. Everyone gets pulled off of the ladder, as everyone else gets a shot at going up the ladder. The ring thins out a bit. Kane clotheslines Cesaro over the top, and avoids an enzugiri from Del Rio. Kane tosses Del Rio from the ring, and tips the ladder over.
Kane grabs Sheamus around the throat on the apron. Sheamus fights back and sends Kane down throat first across the top rope. Sheamus does the clubbing blows to Kane’s chest while Kane’s on the inside of the ring. Sheamus hits a flying forearm to Reigns. Sheamus hits white noise on Orton. Sheamus psyches himself up, then hits the brogue kick on Cena. Sheamus turns to Orton in the corner, then tosses him to the floor.
Sheamus sets up the ladder under the titles. Sheamus begins the climb, but Kane catches Sheamus’ foot and drags him out of the ring. Sheamus tosses Kane into the ring steps. Cesaro looks to bring another big ladder into the ring, bridging the ladder between a ladder rung, and the top turnbuckle. Cesaro and Sheamus fight at the top. Cena and Del Rio fight to the outside. Reigns tips over the ladders and it’s titled and teetering. Cesaro and Sheamus continue to fight, and Cena tips the ladders back to standing. Wyatt suplexes Cena off the ladder hanging out of the standing ladder. Del Rio and Kane are in the ring. Cesaro is pulled down by Kane. Kane and Orton pull down Sheamus.
Orton fights Sheamus around the ring, punching and kicking him out to the floor. Kane sets up the ladder, but Reigns spears Kane through the ladder, leaving it standing. Reigns stands and Orton tosses the side of the ladder into the back of Reign’s head. Orton sets up for the RKO, but Reigns counters and hits the Superman punch, sending Orton to the floor then he does the same to Sheamus. Reigns goes wild attacking everyone. Reigns hits a spear to Cesaro on the floor. Reigns and Cena face off in the middle of the ring. Cena looks up at the belts, and both men begin trading blows. Reigns is getting all the love from the crowd. Cena shoulders Reigns, but Reigns fights out and hits a spear to take down Cena. Reigns sets up a large ladder under the titles. He climbs up the ladder, but Orton is up behind him. Orton does his signature backbreaker on Reigns, pulling him down off the ladder.
Orton climbs the ladder, but he’s pulled down by Bray Wyatt. Wyatt hits sister Abagail on Orton. Wyatt climbs, but he’s taken down in turn by Del Rio who hits an enzugiri and kick to the face. Del Rio climbs the ladder, but Sheamus tips it over and hits Del Rio with the brogue kick.
Sheamus sets up the ladder, but Cesaro pulls him down into an uppercut. Cesaro hits the neutralizer on Sheamus. Cesaro climbs the ladder, but Orton pulls him down into an RKO. Orton climbs the ladder, but Reigns is back in the ring. Reigns pulls Orton down a bit, and they fight on the side of the ladder. Reigns has helped to split Orton open a bit more. Reigns hits a couple of clubbing blows. Reigns rips at Orton’s face, head butting him in the process. Reigns knocks Orton off the ladder. Kane catches Reigns and chokeslams him to the mat. Kane holds the ladder for Orton. Cena shoulders Kane and hits the AA. Cena pulls Orton off the ladder and hits the AA, putting Orton down on top of Kane. Cena pulls down the titles, and wins the match.
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena
Hunter and Stephanie look very disappointed on the outside of the ring as Cena celebrates his 15th Championship victory.
The show ends with Cena holding his titles up, staring down Hunter and Stephanie for a bit, then holding them high for all the fans to see.
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