Paul Heyman is standing backstage with Renee, and he says as the advocate for Lesnar, he wants to apologize for the scene they’re going to see tonight. His client is going to challenge for the WWE World Championship, and there’s a giant standing in his way. Brock has no compassion for his opponent, because he’s going to go through Big Show and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. This is the dawning of a new era, because the WWE universe is going to be subjugated to Brock the unmerciful.
Michael Cole sends it up to Josh Matthews and the expert panel. Matthews introduces the participants, Ric Flair, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and Shawn Michaels. Matthews asks for some insight into the last match. HBK says the future is in the hands of Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt. Michaels says he’s going to continue to put all his chips in on Bryan in future matches, and when the time comes for him, it’ll come big time. Matthews turns to Flair to ask about Brock vs. Show, Flair says he’ll go with Brock all night long. Hacksaw says the Big Show man-handling Brock has to be in the back of Brock’s mind.
- Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Big Show
Big Show’s music hits, and the big man makes his way down to the ring for the next match of the evening.
Brock goes on the attack before the bell, mounting Show and raining down with punches on the big man. Heyman tosses a chair into the ring and Lesnar cracks Show across the back repeatedly.
Big Show rolls out of the ring to avoid more punishment.
The match still has not started. Show rolls back into the ring and Lesnar goes right back on the offensive with a series of kicks. Heyman hands Lesnar the chair again while the ref checks on Show. The bell rings and Lesnar rears back with the chair, walking right into a big KO punch from Show. Lesnar rolls to the outside and Show follows, tossing him around. Show hits Lesnar in the gut before bringing things back into the ring. Show is moving slow from the pre-bell assault. Show waits for Lesnar to stand, hitting him in the gut again. Show goes for another knock out punch, but Lesnar gets Show on his shoulders, hitting the F-5 instead. Lesnar goes for the pin and gets the three count.
Winner Brock Lesnar
Following the match, Lesnar stalks around the ring with chair in hand. Lesnar climbs the ring steps and comes back into the ring, bringing the chair crashing down across Show’s back. Lesnar continues the assault, driving Big Show out of the ring and to the floor. Lesnar follows, continuing to tattoo Show with chair shots. Lesnar beats on Show so hard that the chair falls apart, so Heyman throws him another.
Lesnar tosses the chair back into the ring and stares down at Show before walking to the back with Heyman by his side.
Trainers are down to check on Show, who has impressions of the chair and giant welts rising on his back. Show walks slowly to the back with a trainer and ref flanking him on either side.
The Shield are shown backstage, Ambrose says night after night, they’ve shown themselves to be an unstoppable force. That doesn’t make them a lot of friends, but the hounds are on the loose tonight, and all 27 of their opponents are going over the top. Reigns says it’ll be the 3 of them left at the end, and Rollins says at that point it truly becomes every man for themselves. But at the end of the night, even when there’s only one standing, the Shield will still stand. Reigns says he’s pretty confident he’s got the winning number. Ambrose asks what Reign’s number is, but Reigns won’t tell. There’s a bit of in-fighting, but Rollins says that the only number that matters tonight is 3, then he says believe in the Shield.
Renee is standing backstage with Randy Orton, Orton says Cena is a man that he’s beat. After tonight, he’ll beat him again, and Cena goes to the back of the line. Renee brings up Brock Lesnar, and Batista, and says that even Bray Wyatt wants to throw his hat into the ring. Orton says Lesnar and Batista are good, but not great, and Wyatt is a Duck Dynasty reject. Orton says he’s the one and only face, not Punk or Daniel Bryan and he’s going to make sure tonight that everyone knows that it’s not John Cena either.
We get a video package highlighting some of the recent history between John Cena and Randy Orton, focusing in on the events of the last few weeks that led directly to this match.
Randy Orton is the first man to the ring for the match, and he doesn’t get much of a reaction out of the fans on his way down the ramp.
John Cena is out next, and the challenger gets a much warmer welcomes from the crowd, although there are still some audible boos.
Lillian Garcia does formal ring introductions, and we’re ready to kick things off.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Randy Orton vs. John Cena
The bell rings, and Orton and Cena begin circling each other. We get a lock up and Orton goes right into a head lock, grinding Cena down and taking him over to the mat. Cena traps Orton in a head scissors, but Orton fights right out of it. Orton kicks Cena in the gut, and takes him to the mat, stomping away and dropping a knee. Orton takes Cena over with another headlock takeover. The crowd is chanting for Daniel Bryan. Cena fights out of the hold and takes Orton down with a shoulder tackle. Cena tosses Orton into the corner, and bulldogs him out. Cena charges Orton in the corner and runs right into a big back elbow.
Orton picks Cena up for a big suplex, and gets a near fall. Orton stomps at Cena’s head, then kicks him in the chest. Orton head butts Cena for another two count before clamping on a rear chin lock. Cena fights out of the hold while the fans chant a bunch of different things to entertain themselves. Cena almost gets Orton into a Boston crab, but he’s kicked out of the ring. Orton follows Cena to the outside, picking him up and slamming his head into the apron. Orton slides into the ring and suplexes Cena in from the apron for another two count. Orton goes right into another rear chin lock.
Cena fights out of the hold and clotheslines Orton over the top and to the outside. Cena slides out and tries to whip Orton into the ring steps, but Orton reverses it and Cena crashes into the steps shoulder first. Orton picks Cena up and tosses him into the ring. Orton goes for the pin and gets another two count. Orton screams at the fans, saying they should be chanting his name. Cena catches Orton off guard and shoulders him, but Orton fights out of it and scores with a DDT for another two count.
Orton stomps at Cena’s ankles and wrist while the crowd chant ‘you both suck’. Orton mounts the turnbuckle and poses, and Cena catches Orton with an electric chair drop for a two count of his own. Cena hits a running shoulder block, then another, and a belly to back suplex. Cena smiles at the crowd, then calls for the five knuckle shuffle, but Orton kicks Cena in the head and scores with a powerslam instead. Cena ducks a clothesline and tosses Orton up for a quick neckbreaker for two.
Cena goes to the top, but he’s stopped by Orton. Cena fights Orton off with head butts, and Orton crashes back to the mat. Cena stands on the top rope and hits a leaping rocker dropper, which is good for two. Cena stares at Orton, waiting for him to stand, and he tries for the AA, but Orton drops out of it into his signature backbreaker for another two count for the champ. Cena rolls out toward the apron, pulling himself on the ropes. Orton tries for the suspension DDT, but Cena gets to his feet and back drops Orton over the top rope and to the outside.
Orton gets to his feet quickly and hits the suspension DDT on Cena from the ring apron to the floor. Orton rolls Cena into the ring and goes for the pin, getting two. Orton cocks his ear to the fans, then drops down to the mat. Orton tries for the RKO, but Cena counters, dropping Orton down and locking in the STF. Orton crawls toward the ropes, grabbing it and forcing Cena to break the hold.
Orton rolls to the apron, and hangs Cena up on the ropes, dropping to the floor. Orton heads back into the ring, right into a belly to back suplex, and a five knuckle shuffle from Cena. Cena shoulders Orton, but Orton grabs onto the ropes. Orton kicks the ref in the scuffle, and Cena drops Orton down and traps him in the STF. Orton taps and Cena breaks the hold, allowing Orton to roll to the outside. Orton has the World Championship, and he uses it to blast Cena with a shot to the face. Orton pins Cena and the ref recovers to count two, but Cena kicks out.
Orton stares at the ref unhappily, stalking him in the corner. Crowd is chanting ‘this is awful’. Cena jumps to his feet and hits the AA, but Orton kicks out at two.
Cena picks Orton up, and Orton scores with an RKO, but Cena kicks out at two.
Crowd is chanting ‘we want divas’ as Orton stands and poses for the fans. Orton backs up, away from Cena, and he tries for the punt, but Cena moves and shoulders Orton. Orton fights out of it and traps Cena in the STF. Cena holds his hand up, but refuses to tap. Cena gets his arm in between Ortons and he turns things around into a crossface. Orton rolls Cena over into a pin for two. Orton shoulders Cena and hits him with the AA. Orton pins Cena, but he only gets two.
Orton picks Cena up, and Cena hits the RKO, but it isn’t enough to keep Orton down for three.
Cena picks Orton up and seats him on the top rope. Cena shoulders Orton while sitting on the top rope, but Orton fights out of it. Cena is able to score with a tornado DDT from the middle rope, and he goes right into the STF. Orton crawls toward the ropes, but Cena pulls himback into the middle of the ring, and the Wyatts video cue comes on and the lights go out. When they come back on, the Wyatts are surrounding the ring out of nowhere. Cena attacks, and turns around into an RKO for three.
Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
Orton leaves through the crowd, and the Wyatts stand on the outside of the ring. The Wyatts get into the ring and Rowan holds Cena up for a boot from Harper. Roward splashes Cena in the corner, and Harper follows up with a giant cothesline. Wyatt calls for Harper and Rowan to hold Cena up, and Bray hits Cena with Sister Abagail, yelling ‘behold the creators of the new world’ before kissing Cena on the forehead and driving him into the mat.
Cena makes his way out of the ring, and slowly up the ramp and to the back.