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WWE Extreme Rules Results
Sunday, April 26, 2015
From the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a video package highlighting the 'extreme rules' theme of tonight's show, as well as the main feuds heading into the event. A good bit of attention is paid to Rollins/Orton, and Cena/Rusev.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. Dean Ambrose is the first man to make his way out to the ring for the next match, and he gets a great pop from the crowd on his way out into the arena.
Luke Harper is out next, and he doesn't get much of a reaction out of the fans at all, though many have their cell phones on to light up the arena.
Chicago Street Fight
Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose jumps Harper before he can make it into the ring, tossing him into barricades before sending things into the ring. Ambrose hits a running clothesline and sends Harper from the ring, he follows with a suicide dive through the ropes to wipe out Harper. Ambrose picks up the big man and tosses him into the ring steps before he goes under the ring. Ambrose pulls out some chairs to toss into the ring before he picks up a kendo stick. Ambrose follows Harper back into the ring and peppers him with shots from the kendo stick before winding up and cracking him across the chest.
Ambrose sets up one of the chairs and sits in it, looking down at Harper. Harper gets up to fight Ambrose, and Harper blocks a suplex, sending Ambrose through the set up chair with a suplex of his own. Harper pins Ambrose, but he's only able to get a two count. Harper grabs the kendo stick and whacks Ambrose across the back, then across the chest. Ambrose makes his way to his feet, and Harper jabs him in the side of the head with the stick before thrashing Ambrose across the back a couple of times. Harper grabs a chair and wedges it in between the middle and top rope in the corner. Harper turns to Ambrose, and Ambrose tries for a tornado DDT, but Harper tosses him off. Harper picks up Ambrose and lawn darts him into the chair wedged into the corner, but Ambrose is still able to kick out at two.
Harper grabs the kendo stick again, hitting Ambrose in the arm. Harper picks up Ambrose and slams him to the mat before grabbing the chair out of the corner and tossing it on the mat. Ambrose avoids a body slam, and he slams Harper into the chair. Ambrose avoids a charging Harper and tosses him out to the floor. Harper gets right back into the ring and charges into a big boot from Ambrose. Ambrose follows up with a tornado DDT.
Both men get to their feet to duke it out, and Ambrose stops Harper in his tracks with a big dropkick to the chest. Ambrose goes to the top and drops an elbow on a standing Harper for a near fall. Ambrose picks up Harper, but Harper fights back. Ambrose tries for the rebound lariat, but Harper catches him with a big boot. Ambrose counters out of a powerbomb and low bridges Harper to send him to the outside. Harper blocks a suicide dive attempt, and Ambrose does a weird rebound lariat off of the ring apron. Ambrose grabs another kendo stick and beats Harper all the way to the backstage area.
Ambrose tosses Harper into an equipment case before rolling another into the big man. Ambrose shoves Harper into a ladder, and the two fight through the interview area with Ambrose tossing some PVC piping at the back of Harper's head. Harper actually gets into an SUV, and Ambrose leaps in after him. Harper tosses Ambrose out, and Ambrose leaps in through the car window before the SUV speeds off and out of the garage.
The announcers are stunned as they remind everyone that there are no count-outs, and the match must still be going on. The crowd is chanting for CM Punk.
Triple H is shown backstage on his phone. Kane comes in and Hunter tells him to track down Harper and Ambrose. Seth Rollins comes in and he and Kane have a stare down. Hunter says they need to get on the same page. This is Seth's first defense on PPV, so he needs them to stop being childish, and start being professional. Rollins couldn't agree more, but he can't understand why Kane threw him into a Roman Reigns spear. Kane says he was protecting Rollins. Rollins asks when Kane is going to take some responsibility. Kane says Rollins has been an ungrateful punk since he got the title. Hunter cuts in and says Seth has a point. Hunter says Kane's been spending a lot of time trying to prove he's the man he used to be. Hunter wants to make sure that tonight nothing goes wrong. He doesn't want to regret making Kane the gatekeeper. Kane says he appreciates the faith shown in him, and he assures both men that he'll do what's best for business.
Back in the arena, it's time for the next match as Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to the ring to a huge pop from the crowd.
Sheamus is out next, and the Irishman gets a bit of heat, but not much of a reaction at all out of the fans in attendance.
Kiss Me Arse Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
The bell rings and Sheamus and Ziggler jaw at each other for a bit before Sheamus pushes Ziggler's face. Ziggler attacks, beating Sheamus into the corner. Ziggler pounds away and kicks at Sheamus, but Sheamus is able to knock Ziggler back to the mat. Ziggler is able to come up with a big dropkick before spearing Sheamus through the ropes and out to the floor. Sheamus tosses Ziggler into the ring steps and hits a big European uppercut. Sheamus tries to toss Ziggler into the steps again, but Ziggler leaps off and plants Sheamus with a big DDT on the arena floor.
Ziggler brings things back into the ring, and Sheamus hits a big leaping knee to Ziggler's face. Sheamus connects with a running knee to Ziggler's face before he heads to the outside, pulls Ziggler to the apron, and hits him with repeated blows to the chest. Sheamus talks a bit of smack before connecting with a big right hand, and heading back into the ring. Sheamus pulls Ziggler up and drives him right back down to the mat in a rear chin lock.
Ziggler fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but Sheamus is able to counter a hurricanrana attempt with a sit-out powerbomb for two. Ziggler pulls himself to his feet, using Sheamus for support, and Sheamus connects with a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus picks Ziggler up for another short-arm clothesline before screaming down at Ziggler and posing for the fans.
Sheamus clamps on another rear chin lock, wrenching Ziggler's neck. Ziggler again fights up to his feet and out of the hold, mounting a comeback. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a couple of big running forearms, and a splash in the corner. Ziggler hits a second splash, but falls victim to a running forearm from Sheamus. Sheamus tries for the four leaf clover, but Ziggler fights it off. Sheamus blocks a superkick and locks in the four leaf clover. Ziggler screams in pain, but he won't give up. Ziggler is able to counter into a roll up for two. Ziggler stands and delivers a super kick that's good for another two count.
Ziggler hits the ropes, and Sheamus hot shots him into the top rope before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker that lays Ziggler out for another two count. Sheamus picks Ziggler up and hits a crazy suplex, tossing Ziggler away in the process. Sheamus hypes himself up in the corner, and he tries for the brogue kick, but Ziggler counters with a roll up. Sheamus hits a crazy flipping side slam that's good for two, but Ziggler comes up with a roll-up out of nowhere and he scores the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Sheamus looks furious and shocked all at once. He bails to the outside and argues with the timekeeper that there wasn't a three count, and he needs to ring the bell to re-start the match. The ref tells Sheamus he needs to get back into the ring and fulfill his obligations. Sheamus tries to leave through the crowd, but the ref pulls him back toward the ring. Sheamus reluctantly makes his way back into the ring, and Dolph teases Sheamus by pulling down his trunks to expose his backside. Sheamus looks horrified, while Dolph tells him that it was his idea from the beginning.
Sheamus tells Dolph to get on with it, but Dolph continues to taunt Sheamus along the way. Sheamus backs off again before telling the ref he'll do it. Sheamus continues to throw a tantrum, pouting in the corner about not wanting to kiss Dolph's arse. Sheamus falls to his knees, and after a ton of buildup, he finally low blows Ziggler. Sheamus picks up Ziggler and hits a brogue kick before smiling and laughing at the crowd. He yells, 'are you not entertained', and asks for a mic. Sheamus says he promised the world that Ziggler would kiss his arse, and he never wants to disappoint. Sheamus grabs Ziggler's face and rubs it into his backside before getting up and taunting Dolph.
After a WWE Network promo, we head back into the arena where New Day make their way out to the arena to a ton of apathy from the crowd.
Tyson Kidd and Cesaro are out next, of course accompanied by Natalya, and the champions get a nice pop on their way down the aisle.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Tyson Kidd and Cesaro vs. New Day
We actually get formal ring introductions for this match, and after the bell it looks like Kidd and Kofi will be kicking things off for their teams. We get a lock up and Kofi and Kidd chain wrestle and trade holds. Kofi hits a quick splash while Xavier Wood gloats on the outside. After a bit more trading holds, Kidd wraps Kofi's arm up in the ropes and is forced to break his hold. Kidd connects with a backslide and a kick to the gut, and Kofi tags out to Big E.
Kidd points to Cesaro, and both of the big men make their way into the ring. Big E tosses Cesaro into the ropes and leaps up, but Cesaro catches Big E, slams him to the mat, and hits a quick double stomp. Cesaro tags out to Kidd and both men stomp on Big E in the corner. Big E is able to back Kidd into the corner and tag out to Kofi. Kofi snap mares Kidd over and clamps on a rear chin lock. Kidd fights to his feet and Kofi tosses him out to the floor. Kofi dropkicks Cesaro from the ring apron before tagging in Big E. Kidd comes into the ring out of nowhere and knocks Kofi to the outside before low bridging Big E. Kidd hits a suicide dive to wipe out Kingston, but he's wrecked by Big E out of nowhere. Big E brings things back into the ring where he and Kofi take turns stomping on Kidd before Big E whips Kofi in to dropkick Kidd in the face. Kofi pins Kidd for a two count before transitioning into a submission hold focusing on Kidd's shoulder.
Kidd fights out of the hold, but falls to an immediate dropkick. Big E tags in and goes for a big running splash, but Kidd is able to roll out of the way. Kidd rolls to the apron, and Big E charges, but Kidd holds the ropes, and Big E flies through them to the outside. Both men make the tag and Cesaro press slams Kofi into the corner. Cesaro hits Kofi with repeated charing European uppercuts in the corner before hitting Kofi with a short-arm clothesline. Cesaro grabs Kofi's legs and teases the big swing, but Cesaro chooses to slingshot Kofi into the corner instead. Kofi catches himself in the corner and leaps out, but Cesaro catches Kofi and plants him with a backbreaker across his knee. Cesaro stops Kofi climbing in the corner with another European uppercut, and he hits a giant superplex from the apron back into the ring. Kidd, who made a blind tag, leaps out with an elbow drop, but he can only keep Kofi down for two.
Kofi fights off the sharpshooter, and sends Kidd to the apron. Kofi makes the tag and Kidd kicks Kofi in the side of the head, only to be speared through the ropes and out to the floor by Big E. Cesaro tries to make the save, but he's laid out on the floor. After some double team work, Kofi heads for the pin, but Cesaro is able to break things up before being sent to the floor by Big E. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise, but Kidd blocks in and is able to lock in the sharpshooter. Kofi struggles to reach the ropes, but Kidd pulls him back to the middle of the ring. Big E breaks it up with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Kofi charges into double boots from Kidd in the corner. Cesaro stops Big E cold, and he executes a big swing on Kofi. Kidd comes in with a dropkick to a spinning Kofi, and things break down with Natalya and Xavier getting involved. Kofi is able to roll up Cesaro, and he holds the tights, scoring a three count.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: New Day
Cole sends things to the Expert Kick off panel, which consists of Byron Saxton, Cory Graves, and Booker T. Graves talks about Luke Harper and Dean Ambrose fighting on the streets of Chicago. Booker congratulates New Day on their title win. Byron turns his attention to Daniel Bryan not being able to compete, and Wade Barrett's replacement match against Adrian Neville, with Neville scoring the victory with his impressive Red Arrow.
Backstage, Renee Young introduces the new Tag Team Champions. Wood, Big E, and Kofi make their way, reveling with their new titles. Wood says today is the dawning of their new day. Big E screams that they're champs. Kofi calls for the fans to chant that the New Day are the New Champs. They're interrupted as an SUV crashes into the set. Harper is tossed from the SUV. Dean Ambrose leaps off the top of the SUV to wipe out New Day. Ambrose fights Harper through the backstage area and back out into the arena.
Harper heads out to the arena through the main entryway, and Ambrose takes a side-path. Harper looks for Ambrose, but Ambrose leaps in out of nowhere with a flying clothesline. Harper heads back into the ring and Ambrose follows, connecting with the rebound lariat. Both men go under the ring and begin tossing chair after chair into the ring.
After there are roughly a dozen chairs in the ring, both men get back in. Ambrose throws a chair at Harper, and Harper comes back, tossing Ambrose into the corner before hitting a sit-out powerbomb on a chair. Harper holds on with the pin, but Ambrose is able to kick out at two. Harper picks up some chairs and tosses them in a pile on top of Ambrose. Harper heads up in the corner, but Ambrose rises from the pile of chairs, and he body slams Harper from the top into the pile of chairs. Ambrose connects with Dirty Deeds, and he pins Harper for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
It's time for the Russian Chain match, as we get a look at the events leading up to this match, but only from WrestleMania on, as the announcers discount their first meeting, calling the Mania match the beginning of these men's feud.
After JoJo runs down the rules, Rusev makes his way to the ring with Lana by his side, and the chain for the match already strapped to his wrist, and draped around his shoulders.
The crowd goes wild with 'USA' chants, but Cena still gets a mixed reaction on his way to the ring, although it's much more positive initially, until the 'John Cena sucks' chants begin.
WWE United States Championship Russian Chain Match
John Cena vs. Rusev
After formal ring introductions, where Cena gets a ton more heat, and once Cena has been chained to Rusev, we're ready to begin.
The bell rings, and both men begin pulling on the chain immediately. Cena stops pulling, and instead simply charges Cena in the corner. Rusev touches two corners, but Cena stops his progress with a body slam. Cena makes it to three corners in succession, but Rusev pulls him back to the middle and beats Cena down to the mat. Rusev tries to touch the corners again, but Cena blocks things. Rusev tosses Cena over the top rope and to the floor. Rusev goes under the bottom rope and uses the chain to hoist Cena up. Rusev peppers Cena's back with a series of big kicks to the ribs. Rusev hits Cena with a couple of big head butts before bringing things back into the ring, suplexing Cena in from the apron.
Rusev begins touching corners, but Cena stops him with a couple of big chain assisted shots. Rusev clubs away at Cena before pushing him over. Rusev hits Cena with a chain assisted shot to the back that sends him out to the floor. Rusev heads out to the floor as well, and Cena pulls him shoulder first into the ring post. Cena hits Rusev with a big right hand, then he pulls Rusev into the ring post again. Cena heads back into the ring and begins touching corners. Cena heads for his third corner, but Rusev begins pulling back on the chain. Cena stops his pursuit to stomp away at Rusev. Rusev comes back with a huge leaping back heel kick.
Rusev gathers up some chain and blasts Cena in the gut with a big shot. Cena stands, and Rusev hits him with another shot to the midsection. Rusev gathers up more chain and whips Cena across the back a couple of times. Rusev touches one corner, then a second and third, but Cena rolls out of the ring and holds Rusev back to try and keep him from the fourth corner and the win. Cena continues to hold Rusev back, even after being pulled into the ring. Cena kicks Rusev, but Rusev comes back with a kick of his own to Cena's ribs.
Rusev lays Cena out with a big right hand, then Rusev climbs over the top rope to the ring apron. Rusev heads up to the top, but Cena yanks him out into the middle of the ring, where Rusev lands on top of the chain. Cena hits Rusev with a big clothesline, and Rusev is laid out on his back. Cena begins touching corners again, hitting two before Rusev begins to stir. Rusev pulls Cena back, and Cena hits a shoulder tackle. Cena tries for a second shoulder tackle, but Rusev catches him and hits a big fall away slam. Rusev hits a side kick to the side of Cena's head.
Lana gets up to the apron and waves at the fans, and Rusev doesn't look too happy about it, sending Lana off to the back. Rusev turns back toward the match, where Cena plants him with a belly to back suplex. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle, then he shoulders Rusev, but Rusev fights off the AA. Rusev grabs Cena and hits the Alabama slam, planting Cena on the mat. Rusev stomps Cena's back, then he tries for the accolade. Cena avoids the accolade, reversing things into the STF. Rusev reaches over and grabs the ropes, forcing Cena to break the hold. Cena begins touching corners, touching two before Rusev stirs. Cena hits the third, but Rusev rolls to the outside. Cena heads out after him and brings things back into the ring. Cena tries for the AA again, but Rusev fights it off, kicks Cena in the gut, and locks in the accolade.
Cena makes it up to his feet, backing Rusev into the corner. Cena backs Rusev up into another corner, and Rusev realizes he's hit two corners in succession. Cena pulls Rusev back after Rusev hits the third corner, and Cena connects with the AA.
Rusev hits one corner, and Cena hits the corner on the opposite side of the ring. Cena hits a second corner, and Rusev hits the same one. Both men hit a third corner, and begin a staredown. Both men realize they need to touch the same corner. Rusev tries for it, but Cena pulls him back into an AA, and Cena touches the fourth and final corner to win the match.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: John Cena
A US flag drops from the rafters as Cena holds his championship high and celebrates for the fans in attendance.
Renee Young is backstage, and she introduces Roman Reigns, and asks for his strategy for his match tonight. Reigns is proved that he can be knocked down, but can't be kept down. Reigns has been hit with a KO punch, he's been thrown into the side of a taxi cab, and chokeslammed on the roof of that same taxi, but he keeps getting up, and tonight he'll be the last man standing. Believe that.
Back in the arena, Nikki Bella makes her way to the ring accompanied by her sister Brie.
Naomi is the next woman out to the ring, and she's got some pretty crazy glowing shades and boots on, but she doesn't get much of a pop out of the fans.
WWE Divas Championship Match
Nikki Bella vs. Naomi
The bell rings and we get a lockup with Naomi backing Nikki into the ropes. Nikki fights out and knocks Naomi down with a big shoulderblock, and a snap mare. Nikki takes Naomi down to the mat with an arm bar, but Naomi is able to make it to the ropes to break the hold. Naomi pulls Nikki to the mat by her hair, while the announcers are distracted by Naomi's boots. Naomi makes her way back into the ring and hits a snap suplex that's good for a near fall, before she transitions right into a rear chin lock.
Nikki makes her way to her feet and fights out of the hold, but falls to an immediate back elbow. Naomi goes right back into the rear chin lock, wrenching away at Nikki's neck. Nikki fights to her feet once more, and Naomi is quick to slam her back down to the mat and drop an elbow for another near fall.
Naomi traps Nikki in a front face lock, but Nikki is able to turn things around with a nice roll up. Naomi grabs Nikki by the head and hits a running bull dog, planting Nikki's face in the middle turnbuckle. Naomi goes for rear view, but Nikki holds on to the ropes and sends Naomi into the corner. Naomi scores with a big kick, but she ends up gloating and she's not able to keep Brie down for a three count. Naomi mounts Nikki and rains down with a series of forearms before she kicks Nikki out of the ring. Naomi leaps off of the apron and kicks Brie away from her sister as she's checking on her. Naomi brings things back into the ring, but walks right into double boots to the chest and a couple of big clotheslines and a dropkick.
Nikki hits a running clothesline in the corner, and an Alabama slam that's good for a two count. Naomi ducks a clothesline and connects with a modified reverse DDT, but it's still not enough to keep Nikki down for a three count. Naomi misses a split-legged moonsault out of the corner, and Nikki plants Naomi square on her knee. Nikki tries for the rack attack, but Naomi avoids it and connects with a Bubba bomb for two.
Naomi tosses Nikki into the corner, but Nikki comes right back with a big springboard kick out of the corner that puts Naomi down for a two count. Naomi grabs the ropes to fight Nikki off, and the ref is distracted, allowing Brie to score with a kick to the side of Naomi's face. Nikki follows up with the rack attack, putting Naomi down for a three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
Backstage, Rusev is shown yelling at Lana while she looks down sadly. Rusev yells at her and points for her to walk away. She does, and she's shown walking into an office marked for the Authority.
We get a preview for the next match, as the announcers toss it to a video package hyping the Last Man Standing match between the Big Show and Roman Reigns.
After a quick rundown of the rules, Big Show makes his way down to the ring to a pretty minimal reaction out of the fans.
Roman Reigns makes his way out next, coming through the fans to make his way to the ring. Reigns gets a mostly positive reaction from the fans in attendance.
Last Man Standing Match
Roman Reigns vs. The Big Show
Show is quick to back Reigns up with a series of punches. Reigns fights back, but Show tosses him into the corner. Reigns continues to fight back, but Show drops him with a shoulder block. Reigns gets back to his feet and fights back with a series of punches, but he runs right into another big shoulder block from Show.
Show pulls Reigns to his feet, but Reigns continues to fight back, hitting Show with a series of rights before sending him over the top rope and out to the floor. Reigns goes under the ring and grabs a table, sliding it into the ring. Reigns turns around into a big kick to the gut from Show. Show goes under the ring for another table, but he actually ends up sliding it back under the ring. Show picks up Reigns and shoulders him, but Reigns fights out of it and pushes Show into the ring post. Reigns charges Show and hits him with a big dropkick to the side of the head. The referee has been counting most of the time anyone goes down, but I probably won't write about it unless it's for an extended period of time. Reigns grabs the table Show slid back under the ring, and he sets it up on the outside before being tossed into the ringside barricade by Show. Show beats on thew table, breaking it, to the fan's chagrin.
Reigns grabs a kendo stick and gets a couple of licks in on Show, but Show immediately fights him off, sending him crashing to the floor. Show brings things back into the ring, where he immediately breaks the kendo stick in half over his knee. Show charges Reigns in the corner, but Reigns fights back with a series of right hands, and a couple of big clotheslines in the corner. Reigns leaps from the middle rope, right into a shot to the gut from Show, and the referee begins his count again.
Reigns rolls out to the floor. Show grabs him by the head and yanks him up to the apron, but Roman pulls Show down across the top rope. Reigns grabs a chair and uses it to blast show across the back and in the side. Reigns drops the chair on the mat and stands over Show, picking him up and planting him with a DDT on the chair. The ref begins his count once more.
Show makes it to his feet at 7, and Roman heads back out to the floor, grabbing another table and bringing it into the ring. Roman goes under the ring for a second table, sliding that one in as well. Roman heads into the ring and walks right into a KO punch from Show, and the ref begins counting. Show counts alongside the ref, and Reigns begins to stir at 5. Reigns makes it to his feet at 8, and Show doesn't look too happy.
Show grabs a table, and he sets it up in the ring toward the ropes. Show calls for the chokeslam, grabbing Reigns around the throat. Reigns counters, hitting a sort-of Samoan drop, and both men are down. Reigns is able to make it to his feet at 7, and Show rolls out to his feet on the floor at 8.
Reigns grabs a table and props it up in the corner. Show almost charges through it, but he catches himself. Reigns hits the ropes, and launches himself right into a big spear from Show. The ref begins his count again, and Reigns is able to make it to his feet at 8. Show hits an immediate head butt, laying Reigns out on the mat. Show begins to climb up in the corner, hitting a Vader bomb out of the corner to square Reigns. The ref begins his count again, and Roman struggles, but he's able to make it up at a count of 8.
Show heads out to the apron and he climbs all the way to the top rope, but Reigns stops Show and crotches him on the top rope. Show screams in pain, and Roman nods and heads out to the floor. Roman grabs another table, setting it up out on the floor. Reigns grabs a second table, and sets it up alongside the other on the floor. Reigns climbs up to the apron, and climbs up after Show. Show tosses Reigns into the ring, but Reigns pops right up, and he body slams Show off the top rope and into the ring.
Both men are down, but both make it to their feet at 8. Reigns connects with a Superman punch, but Show stays on his feet. A second, and Show still won't go down. Reigns tries for a third Superman punch, but Show grabs him by the throat, and chokeslams him over the top and to the outside, through the side by side tables Roman set up earlier.
The ref counts, but somehow Reigns is able to pull himself up to his feet by 9. Reigns drops back down to the arena floor, and Show heads out on the opposite side of the ring. Show begins dismantling the ring steps, carrying them over and setting them up next to the announcer's table. Show takes apart the announcer's table, pulling out the monitors, and calling out some notes on Cole's notepad.
Show heads back into the ring, where Roman has managed to crawl back. Show tries for a spear, but Reigns avoids it, and Show crashes through the table propped in the corner. Both men are down and the referee begins his count. Both men make it up at 8, and Reigns hits an immediate spear, leading to the ref to begin counting once more.
Both men again make it to their feet at an 8 count. Reigns looks exhausted as he makes his way around the ring. Reigns builds up speed and spears Show through the ringside barricade into the timekeeper's area.
Reigns is up at 8 and Show makes it to his feet at 9. Reigns climbs the ring steps that Show placed next to the announcer's table. Show grabs Reigns by the throat, but Reigns fights Show off. Reigns charges Show, running up the ring steps and spearing Show off the regular announcer's table, and through the Spanish announcer's table. Reigns makes it to his feet at a count of 5. Show makes it to his feet at 8. Reigns picks up the announcer's table that's still standing, and he dumps it on top of Show. The ref begins his count, and the crowd chants along with him as Reigns stands on top of the table and counts along as well. This one is over as the referee makes it to ten, and Show is unable to make it to his feet.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Reigns celebrates, and seems to get a good bit of love from the fans, as things are thrown to a commercial.
Kane is shown backstage walking toward the ring. He's stopped by Randy Orton. Orton says they've known each other for over a decade. They've fought side-by-side, and against each other many times. Orton says Kane traded his mask for a suit, to join the Authority. Orton knows what it's like, and he knows once the Authority is done using Kane for their purpose, they'll throw him out like garbage. Orton knows who Kane is, even if Kane's forgotten. Orton walks off to leave Kane with his thoughts.
We get a good look at the destruction left in the ringside area following the Reigns/Big Show match. Cole talks about the application process for the most recent round of Tough Enough, and the thousands of application's they've received. We get a look at some of the audition tapes, and it ranges from the super cocky who'll never get a chance, to some people who may realistically end up on the final show.
Back in the arena, Bo Dallas makes his way out with a mic in hand. He says this morning in the lobby at his hotel, there was a sign that said 'welcome to Chicago, the Second City'. That didn't make any sense to Dallas, because Chicago and its people are number one. Number one at collectively deciding to not take a shower before coming to the arena, number one at disrespecting an inspirational hero trying to make their smelly lives better. They should be less concerned with how extreme the rules get, and more concerned with following the rules. With treating each other better. But that can't happen unless they all shut their mouths, and listen to what Bo's saying. So he asks the fans to Bo-lieve, but he's interrupted by Ryback's music. Ryback makes his way out to the arena, and it looks like we've got a match.
Dallas takes out Ryback as soon as he gets into the ring, but Ryback recovers with a spinebuster out of nowhere. Ryback connects with the meathook clothesline, and he hits the shell shock. Ryback poses for the fans, and it looks like this wasn't so much a match, as it was an impromptu beatdown.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Rusev. Rusev calls Cena a liar and a coward. Lana comes in and says it is done, and at Payback, it'll be Rusev vs. John Cena in an 'I Quit' match. Rusev says that's perfect for Americans, and at Payback, John Cena will quit.
In the arena, the steel cage begins to lower from the ceiling, and Cole throws things to a video package highlighting the recent history between Randy Orton and Seth Rollins.
Kane is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the gatekeeper for the cage doesn't get much of a reaction out of the fans, who've been pretty subdued during this event, especially for a Chicago crowd. Kane opens the door to the cage, but doesn't actually get inside.
Randy Orton is the first competitor out for the match, and the Viper gets a good deal of love from the fans in attendance.
Seth Rollins is out next, and the champion also gets a nice pop from the crowd when his music hits. Kane stares down Rollins as he makes his way to the ring. Worth noting, Rollins does not have J and J security with him for this match.
Kane closes the door to the cage, and following formal ring introductions, we're ready to begin this match.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Cage Match
Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton
The bell rings, and Orton and Rollins begin circling each other. Rollins tries to make a quick escape, but he's pulled back down by Rollins. Rollins delivers a right hand to Orton before kicking away at the challenger in the corner. Rollins whips Orton across the ring, and Rollins explodes out of the corner with a big clothesline. Rollins tries to climb out of the cage again, but Orton pulls him off the top rope and Rollins crashes face first to the mat. Orton hits Rollins with a couple of big European uppercuts, and he slams Rollins to the mat hard. Orton stands over Rollins, looking down at the champ with disdain. Orton stomps away at Rollins' chest before slingshotting Rollins into the corner. Rollins hangs on in the corner and tries to climb, but Orton stops him and mounts him in the corner for a series of punches. Rollins counters by hitting Orton with a buckle bomb, throwing him into the corner hard for a two count.
Rollins calls for the door, and Kane opens it right up. Orton is quick to make it to his feet and stop Rollins. Rollins tosses Orton into the cage wall, and tries for a quick pin, only getting two. Rollins stomps away at Orton. Rollins picks Orton up and tosses him into the cage wall once more.
Rollins picks up Orton and tosses him into the cage wall again before mounting him and raining down with a series of right hands to Orton's face. Rollins begins climbing the cage again, but Orton is up and quick to climb up after Rollins. Orton hits Rollins with a big European uppercut, but Rollins comes right back, taking Orton down to the mat for a near fall.
Rollins hits a charging forearm to Orton in the corner. Orton crumples to the mat and Rollins kicks at him, talking smack. Rollins turns toward Kane and begins gloating to him for some reason. Rollins hits the ropes and charges Orton, but Orton sidesteps Rollins and tosses him face-first into the cage wall. Orton and Rollins trade right hands, and kicks to the gut. Both men go shot-for-shot for a while, before Orton tosses Rollins into the cage wall, and hits a couple of clotheslines. Orton tries for the powerslam, but Rollins avoids it and tries to begin climbing out of the cage. Orton climbs up after Rollins and pulls him back down to the top rope. Orton and Rollins trade blows on the top rope, with Rollins slamming Orton's face into the cage wall, forcing him to fall to the mat. Rollins launches himself off the top rope with a flying knee to Orton's face, putting him down for another two count. Rollins begins to climb up the cage wall once more, making it to the top of the cage. Orton is quick to make his way up after Rollins, and both men end up straddling the top of the cage, trading right hands.
Orton and Rollins continue to exchange rights before pulling themselves back down into the ring to the top rope. Rollins fights Orton off, sending him back to the mat, but Orton is able to catch a leaping Rollins and plant him to the mat with a giant powerslam. Orton picks up Rollins and sends him to the apron, trying for the suspension DDT. Rollins counters with a roll up for two, and he immediately follows up with a superkick to Orton's jaw. Rollins goes for another pin, but he still can't keep Orton down for a three count. Rollins looks to climb the cage again, making his way quickly to the top rope, and the top of the cage. Rollins begins making his way down the cage, but Orton grabs him by the hair and is able to pull him back into the ring. J and J security is down, but they can't stop Orton from pulling Rollins into the ring and hitting a superplex from the top of the cage. Orton goes for the pin, but he's not able to keep Rollins down for the three count. J and J security ask Kane to open the door to the cage, but Kane scares them away.
Mercury and Noble, having been denied by Kane, begin climbing the cage. Orton tosses Rollins into the cage wall to stop Mercury and Noble, before he suplexes Rollins across the ring. Orton tries for the suspension DDT again, but Rollins blocks it and backdrops Orton into the cage wall. Rollins begins trying to climb out of the cage again, but he's shaky and slow, so Orton is able to catch him and crotch him on the top rope. Orton makes his way over to the cage door, and he stares at Kane, but decides against asking for the door. Orton hits the suspension DDT on Rollins, who hangs by his feet from the top rope.
Orton calls for support from the fans, and he gets it, as he drops down to the mat. Instead of doing the RKO, Orton grabs Rollins and hits the pedigree! Rollins is able to kick out at two.
Orton crawls over to the ref to confirm that he didn't win the match. Orton waits for Rollins to get to his hands and knees, and he gets into position for the punt. Rollins avoids the punt, and he's able to connect with a kick to the side of Orton's head. Rollins calls to Kane to open the door, and Kane is quick to open it right up. Rollins crawls, and makes it to the door, but Orton pulls him back into the ring and hits his signature, across the back backbreaker. Orton stands, and he walks over toward the door, but Kane closes it right in Orton's face.
Rollins hits a dropkick, but Orton moves. Rollins connects with the cage door and sends it into Kane's face. Rollins scrambles to make his way out of the cage, but Orton's got him and both men jockey for position. Kane slams the cage door and stops both men cold. Kane begins taking off his suit, and he makes his way into the ring, followed by J and J security. Mercury and Noble get in Kane's face, asking what he's doing. Kane grabs both men by the throat and he chokeslams both Noble and Mercury. Kane stands tall over Rollins, calling for the chokeslam.
Rollins begs off, and Kane ends up grabbing Orton by the throat. Kane chokeslams Orton, and Rollins crawls toward the door. Kane stops Rollins, and chokeslams the champion as well. Kane stands in the middle of the ring over both men. Kane grabs Rollins' arm, and he places him on top of Orton. Orton is still able to kick out at two. Kane stops in his tracks on his way out of the cage, and he grabs his head in frustration. Kane tries for the tombstone, but Orton counters out, hitting the RKO. Rollins hits the RKO on Orton, and he crawls out of the cage, winning the match.
Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Seth Rollins
Rollins celebrates with his title on the arena floor, as Lawler argues with Cole and JBL about whether or not it was actually legal for Rollins to use the RKO against Orton.
The show ends with Rollins holding his title high and making his way to the back with Kane and Orton still laid out in the middle of the ring.