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WWE Money in the Bank Results
Sunday, June 14, 2015
From Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a graphic in memory of Dusty Rhodes. In the arena, the entire roster, and even Vince McMahon is out on the ramp for a 10 bell salute. All of the fans rise as respect is paid to the American Dream. There's a huge 'Dusty' chant following the salute, and they play Rhodes' American Dream theme, which gets a nice pop from the crowd. There are a couple of tears, but for the most part the roster looks happy to be clapping along to Rhodes' theme in his memory.
We get a video package that highlights the Money in the Bank ladder match that this PPV is named after. We get footage of past matches while a voice talks about the risk/reward nature of the match. There's also a bit of time devoted to Rollins vs. Ambrose, and Owens vs. Cena.
In the arena, the pyro hits, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show and begins hyping the ladder match, and the World Title main event. There are a ton of ladders set up in the arena and around the ring, and it looks like we're going to kick off with the Money in the Bank contract ladder match.
Randy Orton is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the crowd is already hot, giving the Viper a nice pop on his way down the aisle.
Neville is the second man to make his way out, and the Man that Gravity Forgot gets a little bit of a pop, but I'm thinking the crowd will warm to him quickly once the match begins.
Kane is out next, and the corporate monster doesn't get much of a reaction out of the crowd on his way to the ring.
Dolph Ziggler's is the fourth man out, and he gets a nice pop as he makes his way to the ring accompanied by Lana.
Kofi Kingston is the next competitor to make his way to the ring, and it's worth noting that he's not accompanied by his New Day partners. Cole notes that this is Kofi's sixth money in the bank match.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring next, and the Irishman gets a little bit of heat, but not much of a reaction at all out of the crowd.
Roman Reigns is the final man to make his way to the ring, of course by way of the crowd. Roman gets a nice little pop on his way down the stairs to the ringside area.
Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match
Kane vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Neville
The bell rings and everything breaks down right away into brawling. Kofi bails from the ring and brings a ladder in straight away. Kofi sets up the ladder, and a couple of people turn around to look at him. Kofi freezes, but then tries to race up the ladder. He's pulled down and beaten up. A couple of other guys take a shot at climbing the ladder, but everyone's pulled down. Ziggler and Orton both touch the briefcase, as does Reigns, but no one has a chance at grabbing it. Kane tosses Neville from the ring and it's down to he and Sheamus. Kane turns around into a big forearm from Sheamus. Sheamus begins climbing the ladder, but Kane pulls him off. Ziggler is in and he avoids a chokeslam from Kane, coming up with a big DDT.
Ziggler tries to climb the ladder, but Sheamus pulls him down and catches him. Sheamus whips Dolph into the ropes and hits White Noise. Sheamus knocks Neville and Reigns off the apron before grabbing a ladder and charging into Orton and Kane. Orton tries to fight back, but Sheamus charges him with the ladder again and tosses him to the floor. Sheamus follows Orton to the outside and throws him hard into the barricade. Sheamus grabs another ladder and slams it into Kane's gut. Kofi makes it to the top of the ladder in the ring, but Sheamus tips the ladder over and Kofi lands on the top rope.
Sheamus connects with a short-arm clothesline to Kofi. Sheamus grabs a ladder and lays it in the corner on top of the bottom rope. Sheamus tries for White Noise, but Kofi fights it off. Sheamus runs into double boots in the corner, but when Kofi leaps from the top Sheamus catches him. Kofi fights out, and Neville hits a springboard missile dropkick to Sheamus. Kofi takes out Neville and hits Sheamus with Trouble in Paradise to send the Irishman to the outside.
Kofi sets up a ladder, but Neville stops him and blasts him with a kick to the head in the corner. Neville monkey flips Kofi out of the corner and Kingston immediately lands on his feet and climbs the ladder. Neville climbs the other side, but Reigns is in and pulls both men off. Reigns pushes the ladder into Neville's face to send him crashing to the mat. Reigns props the ladder on the ropes and is caught with a splash from Kofi from behind. Kofi and Roman trade blows, and Reigns powerbombs Kofi on the elevated ladder Sheamus laid across the bottom rope in the corner earlier in the match. Neville is in and he tries to hurricanrana Reigns, but Reigns blocks it and powerbombs Neville on top of Kingston, and the ladder, in the corner.
Reigns begins to climb the ladder, and Kane is in to stop him. Reigns tries to fight off Kane, sending him away with elbows to the side of the head. Kane grabs Reigns by the throat and chokeslams him to the mat. Kane begins to climb the ladder, but Orton is in to try and stop him. Orton pulls Kane down and hits him with an RKO. Orton begins to climb the ladder, and Kofi is in. Kofi pulls Orton down, and Orton hits another RKO on Kofi.
Neville springboards over Orton to begin to climb the ladder, and Orton pulls Neville off of the top of the ladder, and into an RKO, in one fluid motion. Orton makes it to the top of the ladder, but Sheamus is able to climb up the other side and stop Orton from getting the briefcase. Both men fight down to the mat where Orton hits his signature across-the-back backbreaker. Orton climbs the ladder again, but Sheamus is up once more to stop Orton. Sheamus pulls Orton down and the two trade right hands.
Sheamus sends Orton crashing face first into the ladder, and then follows up with a brogue kick to Orton's face. Sheamus begins setting up the ladder again before climbing. Ziggler climbs the other side like lightning and hits Sheamus with a repeated series of right hands. Ziggler gets his hands on the briefcase, but Sheamus stop him with a shot to the gut. Both men trade right hands at the top of the ladder. Ziggler hits a couple of big head butts, and Sheamus hits a huge right hand. Sheamus reaches for the briefcase, but neither man can get it. Sheamus shoulders Ziggler, but Ziggler is able to transition into the sleeper hold at the top of the ladder. Ziggler slams Sheamus' face into the ladder, then hits a Zig Zag off the top of the ladder. Neville stands on the top rope and hits the Red Arrow on Sheamus.
Ziggler sets up the ladder once more, and he and Neville both begin climbing. Both make it to the top at the same time and trade right hands. Neville sends Ziggler down a couple of rungs, but Ziggler goes in with a shot to Neville's gut. Neither man is able to put the other down for long enough to take the briefcase down. Neville smashes Ziggler's forehead into the top of the ladder, and Ziggler looks to be busted open. Kane pulls Neville down and Ziggler hits Kane with a superkick. Neville and Ziggler both grab a ladder, and run into the brick wall when they try to run into Kane. Both men are sent from the ring. Kane turns right around into a superman punch from Reigns and falls out of the ring. Reigns dives over the top rope and takes out just about all of his opponents.
Xavier Woods and Big E run down and Big E picks up Kofi and deposits him back into the ring. Woods puts a ladder into the ring, and they cheer Kofi on while he sets up the ladder and begins to climb. Reigns is in from out of nowhere and he blasts Woods and Big E with a huge baseball slide. Reigns tries to pull Kofi down, but Kofi kicks Reigns away. Reigns is finally able to pull Kofi down and he powerbombs him over the top rope, to the outside, on top of all of his opponents, except one. Orton is in and he tries for an RKO. Reigns avoids it and tries for the superman punch, but misses. Reigns connects with the spear on Orton, and Orton is out of the ring. Reigns begins to climb the ladder, but the lights go out and Bray Wyatt is in the ring. Wyatt pushes the ladder over and hits Sister Abigail on Reigns.
Everyone is down, and Sheamus crawls back into the ring. Sheamus grabs a ladder and sets it up under the briefcase. Sheamus begins to climb, and he's got his hands on the briefcase, but Neville climbs up and hits Sheamus with a series of right hands. Neville grabs for the case, but Sheamus rakes at Neville's face and pulls him by his hair off of the ladder. Sheamus is able to unhook the briefcase, and he's got a guaranteed title opportunity whenever he wants it.
Winner and Mr. Money in the Bank: Sheamus
Sheamus stands at the top of the ramp holding the briefcase high while all of his competitors look worn out and dejected following the match.
Renee Young is backstage with Paige. She asks her about her match tonight. Paige said a couple of weeks ago she said the Bella's were holding the Diva's division back, and since then no one's come and offered to help her. She kind of understands. The Bella twins are crafty, and they hold more power behind the camera than in front of it. There's only one voice to initiate change, and if she takes away their championship tonight, she can take away their influence. Paige says Nikki's held the championship for over 200 days, and the Bella's have held the division for 7 years, and that ends tonight. You don't change the world by sitting around, she dedicates this by saying 'for you, Dusty', before walking off.
Back in the arena, Nikki Bella makes her way to the ring by herself to defend her title.
Paige is the next woman to make he way to the ring, and the challenger gets a little bit of a pop from the crowd, but these girls are in a rough spot following the Money in the Bank match.
WWE Diva's Championship Match
Nikki Bella vs. Paige
The bell rings and we get a lock up right away. Nikki pushes Paige into the ropes, then shoves her face. Another lock up and Paige returns the favor. Nikki backs Paige into the corner and buries her shoulder in Paige's gut. Paige is able to turn things around, choking Nikki with her boot. Nikki bails to the outside, and when she makes her way back in she's tossed right back out by Paige. Paige hits a nasty cannonball from the ring apron to the floor. Paige grabs Nikki by the hair and climbs the barricade, but Nikki gets her in electric chair position and drops her face first on the barricade. Back in the ring Nikki gets a two count and Paige rolls right out of the ring. Nikki follows and backs Paige into the ring apron hard.
Nikki does some push ups to mock Paige while the rest of the Diva's roster is shown watching in the back. Paige makes her way back into the ring and is immediately taken right back down for another near fall before being locked into a rear chin lock. Paige is able to fight out of it and hit Nikki with a running knee to the jaw. Paige stands and runs right into a big clothesline from Nikki. Nikki picks up Paige and hits a slingshot rope assisted suplex that's good for another two count. Nikki locks Paige in a body scissors and clamps down.
Paige refuses to quit, leaning back into a pin. Paige uses the distraction to get in a couple of elbows and force Nikki to break the hold. Paige pulls Nikki through the ropes to the apron and lays in with a series of knees to the chest. On her way back into the ring Nikki drops Paige face first across her knee for another near fall. Nikki goes for another rear chin lock, and Paige begins flailing. Paige fights up to her feet again, but Nikki pushes her into the ropes. Paige connects with a big kick to the face that's good for a two count. Paige runs right into a big spinebuster that's good for a two count for Nikki.
Nikki blows a kiss at Paige, but misses a splash in the corner. Paige connects with a couple of big back elbows to Nikki's face, and a running knee in the corner. Paige traps Nikki in a weird modified STF hold, but Nikki is able to make it to the ropes. Nikki grabs Paige and connects with the Alabama slam, but it's still not enough for a three count. Nikki picks Paige up and tries for the Rack Attack, but Paige fights it off and drops Nikki to the mat, locking up her legs and trying for the PTO. Nikki is able to fight it off, but Paige rushes in with a couple of big kicks to the back. Paige runs into a back elbow from Nikki, and a leaping kick to the face from the second rope, but Paige still won't stay down for three.
Nikki shoulders Paige, but Paige is able to fight out of it and connect with the Rampage. Paige pins Nikki, but it's still not enough for three.
Paige grabs Nikki in the corner and seats her on the top turnbuckle. Paige goes up after Nikki, and both women exchange blows at the top. Both women fall to the outside, and Brie Bella is hiding under the ring. They switch places. In the ring, Brie traps Paige in a small package, but Paige flips it over and gets the three count.
The ref calls for the bell, but Brie reveals the plan and pulls tissues out of her bra, and exposes tattoos to prove who she is. Paige sends her from the ring, and when she turns around, Nikki catches her with the Rack Attack. Nikki pins Paige, and she gets the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Diva's Champion: Nikki Bella
JBL immediately begins complaining that the outcome should have been a DQ, but Cole points out that Nikki still would have retained. The Bells laugh at the replays, and smile as the walk to the back arm in arm.
After a commercial for some new Network programming, we're back in the arena where Cole talks about how Ryback won the Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber 2 weeks ago on the WWE Network.
We also get a recap of Big Show interrupting Ryback's match with Miz, and his challenge to Ryback for a match.
Back in the arena, The Miz's music hits, and he makes his way out holding a mic. He gets the crowd going with an 'O-H-I-O' chant. Miz says he came from here, and he left, because if you're not from New York or LA, you don't matter. He says if it wasn't for Big Show, he'd be the Intercontinental Champion because David always beats Goliath. But his lawyers are working on a rematch, and he'll be an artist tonight with his words. Miz looks to be joining the announcer's table. Big Show's music hits, and Show makes his way out to not much of a reaction at all.
Ryback is out next, and The Big Guy gets a much more favorable reaction from the crowd, but they still seem to have cooled off considerably since the opening match.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Ryback vs. Big Show
The bell rings and Big Show runs right into a big spinebuster from Ryback. Ryback hypes up the crowd and hits Show with a huge meathook clothesline. Ryback picks up Show and Show is able to score with a shot to the gut, but Ryback immediately retaliates by clotheslining Show over the top rope. Ryback heads out after Show and attacks Miz, beating him down and tossing him over the announce table. Back in the ring Show uses the breather to get the upper hand on Ryback, hitting him with a couple of big chops to the chest in the corner. Show takes Ryback out of the corner and body slams him to the mat.
Show picks up Ryback and Ryback fights back with a series of right hands, but runs right into a big shoulder tackle from Show. Show whips Ryback into the corner hard, but runs right into a big boot. Ryback tries to mount a comeback, but Show grabs him by the throat. Ryback fights off the chokeslam and takes Show to the mat with an arm bar.
Show is able to get his foot on the rope to break the hold, and Ryback keeps up the pressure with a charging kick to Show's chest. Ryback connects with a suplex on Big Show, then follows up with a splash that's good for a two count. Ryback gets the crowd riled up again, but when he tries for another meat hook clothesline, he runs right into a chokeslam from Show. Show pins Ryback, but Ryback kicks out at two.
Show calls for the KO punch, but Ryback ducks it and attempts shell shock. Show fights off Ryback, and hits the KO punch, but Ryback falls to the outside. Show heads out after him and dumps him into the ring. Miz attacks Show and Ryback, hitting them with the mic on their way back into the ring. The bell rings and Miz makes his way to the back with a smirk on his face and his mic in hand.
Winner: The Big Show by DQ
STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Ryback
We get a promo for Tough Enough, before heading back into the arena for what may be the most exciting match of the night, John Cena vs. Kevin Owens. We get a video package that recaps the history between these two men, including Owens beating Cena in his debut match at Elimination Chamber.
It's worth noting that a really good bit of the video package highlights Owens' awesome ability as a talker.
Back in the arena, Kevin Owens is the first man to make his way to the ring, and Owens gets a pretty decent reaction from the fans, especially considering they've been mostly dead since the opening match.
John Cena is out next, and the United State Champion gets a good deal of heat, and a lot of 'John Cena sucks' chants in time with his entrance music.
Champion vs. Champion Non-Title Match
Kevin Owens vs. John Cena
Cena and Owens both take turns holding up their titles, and it's very interesting as the crowd reaction is much more positive, and less mixed, for Owens.
The bell rings and both men are slow to lock up. Cena takes a second to listen to the crowd and Owens calls Cena out. Cena is able to clamp on a headlock. Owens fights out of it, but falls to a shoulder tackle. Owens shrugs it off and continues to talk smack to Cena.
Owens clamps on a headlock of his own, and hits a shoulder tackle when Cena pushes him off. Owens is non-stop talking trash, screaming at Cena. Cena works on Owens' arm, but Owens catches Cena with a big right hand to the face. Owens traps Cena in another headlock and puts on the pressure. Cena pushes off Owens and wipes him out with a huge clothesline.
Cena stands and falls to a beautiful standing dropkick from Owens. Owens hits a quick senton for a near fall before transitioning right into a rear chin lock. Cena fights up to his feet and out of the hold. Owens kicks Cena in the gut, but Cena comes up with a big dropkick. Cena hits a couple of shoulder tackles, but Owens counters the belly to back suplex. Owens hits a couple of running shoulder tackles, and a belly to back suplex. Owens holds his hand up and tells Cena he can't see him before connecting with the five knuckle shuffle. Owens shoulders Cena, but Cena rolls through and locks Owens into the STF.
Owens struggles to the ropes, but Cena pulls him back to the middle, but Owens kicks him away. Owens goes to shoulder Cena again, but Cena drops down and hits a crazy reverse suplex in a display of power. Cena picks up Owens, and eats a codebreaker that's good for a two count.
Owens sends Cena into the ropes for the pop-up powerbomb, but Cena leaps over Owens and lands on his feet. Cena connects with the belly to back suplex and connects with a five knuckle shuffle of his own. Cena shoulders Owens, but Owens drops down and connects with a German suplex that sends Cena into the corner. Owens charges in with a cannonball, but it's still not enough for a three count.
Owens stands over Cena, and gets a right hand to the gut. Both men trade right hands, and there's a crazy exchange that ends with Owens planting Cena on the back of his head and shoulders, similar to Sheamus' White Noise, but it's still not enough for a three count. Owens sets up Cena in the ring and heads to the top, but when he leaps off with the senton, Cena gets his knees up and Owens crashes into them.
Cena gets Owens in Electric chair position and drops him down to the mat face first. Cena goes for the pin but only gets the two count. Cena waits for Owens to stand and he shoulders the big man. Cena connects with the AA, but Owens is able to kick out at two, and Cena immediately gets in the refs face to argue whether or not that was three.
Cena pulls Owens to his feet and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Cena climbs up after Owens and he shoulders him while standing on the middle rope. Owens pulls Cena out in electric chair position, and spins Cena around, dropping him with a spinning sit-out powerbomb for a two count. Owens looks legitimately shocked that he didn't get the three count, but the crowd is loving this match.
Owens pulls himself up and brings Cena to his feet. Owens goes for the pop-up powerbomb, but Cena counters with a hurricanrana. Owens is up and connects with a superkick out of nowher that's good for another two count. Owens looks to be getting more frustrated, slamming his head against the mat in anger. Owens charges into a shoulder from Cena in the corner. Cena leaps off the second rope with a tornado DDT and he pins Owens for another two count.
Cena goes to the top rope and leaps off with the leg rope, but Owens avoids it. Owens hits a crazy package sit out powerbomb for another two count.
Owens sets up Cena on the mat, and he goes to the second rope. Owens goes for the moonsault, leaping to the third and spinning around. Cena shoulders Owens and hits another AA, but Owens still kicks out at two. Cena looks like he wants to argue with the ref, and it looks like he may.
Cena pulls Owens to the corner, and he picks up the big man, seating him on the top rope. Cena heads up after Owens, but Owens counters with a twisting fisherman superplex from the middle rope. Owens crawls into the pin, but Cena is still able to kick out at two.
Owens gets to his feet, but he walks right into the STF in the middle of the ring. Owens crawls toward the ropes, and he's able to break the hold. Cena does a crazy Code Red like maneuver, flipping Owens over into a crazy powerbomb pin for a two count. Cena turns around into a pop up powerbomb from Owens, but Cena won't stay down for three!
The crowd is going absolutely bananas for this, and WWE has struck gold with Owens. Owens picks Cena up and immediately drops him with a right hand. Owens screams at Cena to give up and stay down before blasting him with another right. Owens buries his knee in Cena's gut. Cena hits the springboard stunner from the second rope, and the AA, pinning Owens for three.
Winner: John Cena
Following the match, Cena waits for Owens to stand. Owens turns around and Cena tells Owens that he belongs right here in front of all this. Cena grabs Owens' NXT Title and hands it to him. Cena goes for a handshake, and Owens accepts. Cena raises Owens' hand, and Owens kicks Cena, sending him to the outside. Owens charges out after Cena and connects with a powerbomb sending Cena crashing into the apron. The crowd goes nuts with huge 'Yes' chants as Owens screams. Owens heads back into the ring, grabs both titles, and walks to the back holding both over his head and laughing. Owens tosses the US title at Cena and yells that the real champ is here.
Owens is absolutely sadistic, screaming get the stretcher while laughing loudly. Owens is just cracking up and mocking Cena's 'You Can't See Me' gesture while Cena's attended to by refs, and helped to the back slowly.
Renee Young is backstage and says an update on John Cena will be provided as soon as possible. She welcomes Dean Ambrose. Ambrose talks about parading down Bourbon street with the title. He talks about being robbed repeatedly, and screwed within this Authority ruled world, and eventually you have to stand up and take what's yours. Ambrose knows in his heart and soul he earned this Championship fair and square in the center of the ring, and the belt belongs to him. If you're the kind of person who believes that you have to stand up for yourself, Ambrose is your Champion, and tonight he's going to put his money where his mouth is. For the first time Rollins is going to be all alone, no Shield, no Authority. Ambrose is going after the payday, and he's walking out World Champion.
Cole says he knows someone looking down and smiling at how great Owens/Cena was, and that's Dusty Rhodes. Everyone takes a second to remember a Dusty quote, or memory, before we get a really well put together video package in memory of one of the greatest all around wrestlers, and one of the hands down best promo men of all time.
The video package is beautiful, spanning the decades worth of footage, from his time in WCW, WWE, his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, and his time in NXT. It's easy to see why this man has been so influential for so many. Back in the arena, Cole says there will be a special Celebrating the Dream tomorrow night after Raw on the WWE Network.
New Day make their way out to the ring, but it's just Big E and Xavier Woods since Kofi was in the Money in the Bank match earlier tonight.
Both men have mics in hand. Woods says earlier tonight a travesty occurred. Kofi Kingston was robbed, just like he is every single year, of becoming Mr. Money in the Bank. Big E says this isn't right or fair. Cheaters shouldn't win, especially when they just came off of probation. He's talking about the Ohio State Buckeyes. Winners win with brains, brawn and dignity, and that's why Kingston needs the power of positivity now more than ever. So Big E implores the fans to give Kofi the clap therapy he so desperately needs. They get a pretty good 'New Day sucks' chant started, much to their chagrin. Woods looks upset, and he begins to say Columbus sucks, but Big E stops him, and they begin clapping once more. Big E says they will not be deterred, because New Day Rocks.
The Prime Time Players are out next, and Darren Young and Titus O'Neill get a decent reaction on their way down the aisle.
WWE World Tag Team Championship Match
New Day vs. The Prime Time Players
It looks like Young and Woods will kick things off, and they lock up quickly. Young takes Woods to the mat, and both men trade holds. Big E makes the blind tag and comes in with a huge belly to belly suplex to launch Young across the ring. Big E stomps on Young repeatedly in the corner. We get quick tags and both men take turns stomping away. Woods tags in and Big E whips Woods into the corner so he can dropkick Young in the face. Woods stomps on Young before tagging out to Big E, we get a big splash/leg drop combo on Young, but it's not enough for a three count. Big E locks in the abdominal stretch, slapping a New Day Rocks chant on Young's ribs.
Young reaches for the tag, but Big E plants him with another belly to belly suplex. Woods tags in and traps Young in a million dollar dream like hold. Young fights out of it, but Woods puts him down with a clothesline for two before locking Young right back in the same hold. Young fights to his feet and makes it out of the hold, but a blind tag to Big E, and a big STO to Young leads to another near fall.
Big E picks up Young and shoulders him, but Young falls to the mat and Big E charges him in the corner, missing and going shoulder first into the ring post. Titus makes the tag and comes in with a couple of shoulder blocks before clotheslining Big E over the top, and tossing Woods to the mat. Titus hits Woods with a huge running tackle, but Big E breaks up the pin. Big E sends Young to the apron and hits a spear through the ropes and out to the floor. Wood ducks a big boot from Titus in the ring, and Titus hits a sit-out powerbomb to put Woods down for the three count.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: The Prime Time Players
Young and Titus celebrate with the fans before Cole throws thing to the kick-off show panel, Byron Saxton, Cory Graves, and Booker T, along with Renee Young.
Saxton says Owens/Cena was amazing, but he's disappointed Owens couldn't take the loss in stride. Graves says Owens got what he wanted. Booker says let's talk about Sheamus, who just almost guaranteed himself another World title in the form of the Money in the Bank briefcase. Renee asks about the World title match. Byron says he thinks Ambrose's plan will work for him tonight, Graves picks Rollins, and Booker says Rollins has a chance to prove himself tonight, and he's got his money on Rollins.
We get a recap of the Money in the Bank match from earlier tonight. Cole says in 5 weeks we'll see WWE Battleground on the WWE Network and Roman Reigns will get a chance to square off against Roman Reigns. That brings things to the main event, which of course leads us to a video package that highlights the recent history between these two men leading up to this match, including Ambrose 'winning' then immediately being stripped of the title due to the circumstances of the match, then stealing the title.
Seth Rollins is shown walking backstage. Kane walks up to him and says he's been waiting for this moment since WrestleMania. Rollins has dug his own grave, and can now lie in it. The future is now history. Kane and J and J security walk off. Stephanie McMahon says they support him, and not to put any pressure on him, but the entire future of the company rests on his shoulders, and shoulder Ambrose win, they'll have no one else to blame but Rollins. Hunter tells Rollins to clear his mind, this is what he wanted, right? Standing on his own two feet, so show them. Hunter tells him to show them why he chose Rollins, that he's the man, that he's Seth Rollins, the World Heavyweight Champion. Hunter tells him to show them all, and Rollins looks psyched up.
In the arena, the championship is shown hanging over the ring.
Dean Ambrose is the first man to make his way down toward the ring, walking under a ladder on his way down and showing no fear of superstitions.
Seth Rollins is out next, and it's a bit bizarre to see him walk to the ring all by himself, but the Champion gets a bit of a reaction out of the crowd, but Ambrose seems to be the fan favorite here.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
We get formal ring introductions for both men while they stare each other down only a foot away from each other.
The bell rings and we get a lockup right away. After a bit of chain wrestling, Ambrose comes up with a shoulder block, then a running forearm. Ambrose takes things into the corner, then brings Rollins out with a snap mare. Ambrose stomps Rollins in the gut, then ties up Rollins' legs and rips at his face. Ambrose gets to his feet and kicks Rollins in the ribs before taking things into the corner. Ambrose runs into a big boot and Rollins stomps away at Ambrose in the corner. Rollins tosses Ambrose from the ring, but Ambrose is quick to make his way back in. He catches Rollins on the apron and hits him with a clubbing blow to the chest before suplexing him back into the ring.
Ambrose ties up Rollins arm and hits a short-range clothesline to plant Rollins on the mat. Ambrose connects with a clothesline in the corner and follows up with an immediate bulldog. Ambrose charges Rollins in the corner, but Rollins hits an STO to plant Ambrose face first into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins takes things to the outside where he slams Dean on the arena floor before tossing him into the ring steps hard.
Ambrose heads back into the ring but immediately leaps back out with a suicide dive to the floor. Ambrose drives Rollins face first into one of the ladders on the outside before bringing the ladder back toward the ring. Ambrose almost makes it into the ring but Rollins stops him with a big chop. The ladder ends up propped against the rope and Ambrose whips Rollins into the ladder. Rollins scales the ladder and climbs into the ring, Ambrose does the same, only slower. Rollins knocks the ladder and Ambrose back down to the floor, but Ambrose is able to throw the ladder in Rollins' face when he dives through the ropes. Ambrose sets up a ladder in the ring and brings to climb, but Rollins is in and both men try to pull each other down and climb the ladder in turn repeatedly.
Ambrose pulls Rollins down and slams him face first into the ladder before taking the ladder and propping the top of the ladder in between the middle and top rope. Both men try to suplex the other on the ladder, but Rollins is able to finally connect with a double underhook suplex into the ladder after a bit of back and forth.
Ambrose slams Rollins in the middle of the ring before setting up the ladder toward the corner of the ring. Ambrose leaps off the top of the rope with a flying elbow drop to Rollins, which gets a nice Dusty chant. Ambrose clotheslines Rollins over the top rope and to the outside.
Ambrose sets up the ladder under the title and begins to climb, but Rollins makes his way in and hits Ambrose in the knee a couple of times with a steel chair. Rollins before to climb the ladder, but Ambrose is able to stop him. Rollins kicks away at Ambrose before simply tipping the ladder over on top of him. Ambrose struggles to his feet, and up in the corner. Rollins wraps Ambrose's leg around the middle rope, then he grabs a ladder and jams it into Ambrose's knee.
Rollins grabs Ambrose's leg and executes a dragon screw, then he places Ambrose's leg in between sides of the ladder and slams it down. Rollins gets a running stars and jumps up and down on Ambrose's leg trapped in the ladder. Rollins attacks Ambrose in the corner, but Ambrose turns things around with a quick flurry of jabs. Rollins bails to the floor and grabs Ambrose's leg, wrapping it around the ring post before locking in a ring post assisted Figure Four.
Rollins kicks at the back of Ambrose's leg before trapping Ambrose in the First Four in the middle of the ring. Ambrose and Rollins trade slaps to the face while Ambrose is trapped in the hold. Ambrose struggles, but he's able to turn the hold to reverse the pressure. Rollins seats Ambrose on the top turnbuckle before trapping him in a tree of woe and making his way to the outside. Rollins grabs a chair and uses it to whack Ambrose in the knee.
Rollins makes his way to the top and leaps off with a double stomp to Ambrose's chest, and Ambrose is still trapped in the tree of woe.
Rollins sets up the ladder and Ambrose struggles out of the corner, pushing the ladder over to prevent Rollins from winning. Ambrose and Rollins trade right hands, and Ambrose hits the ropes for the reboun lariat, running right into a ladder shot to the face from Rollins.
Rollins continues to focus on the knee of Ambrose with chair shots. Rollins goes to the top rope, and Ambrose launches a chair at Rollins' face. Ambrose climbs up to the top after Rollins, but Rollins fights Ambrose off. Rollins drops to the apron, but Ambrose stops him and crotches him on the top rope on his way back into the ring. Ambrose perches on the middle rope and knocks Rollins from the top with a giant lariat. Ambrose hits Rollins with a series of punches and chops before he sends Rollins crashing over the top rope and out to the floor with a big clothesline. Ambrose immediately grabs his knee and screams in pain after going over with Rollins.
Ambrose stalks Rollins up the entryway and Rollins slams Ambrose face first into the barricade. Ambrose limps back toward the ring and ducks a ladder Rollins tosses out of the ring. Ambrose tries for a rebound lariat and is kicked in the face. He goes for another rebound lariat immediately and connects in a big way. Ambrose tries for Dirty Deeds, but Rollins bails to the floor. Rollins goes out toward the crowd, but Ambrose is quick to follow, trading right hands with him all the way into a production area.
Rollins heads back toward the ring and he grabs a ladder, bringing one out from under the ring. Ambrose makes his way out of the crowd and leaps off of the Spanish announcer's table with a flying forearm to wipe Rollins out. Ambrose lays the ladder in between the announcers table and the ring apron, but the ladder falls almost immediately.
Back in the ring, Rollins tries to hit a running powerbomb, but Ambrose fights out of it. Ambrose back drops Rollins to into the ladder propped on the announcer's table, mangling the ladder in the process. Ambrose goes under the ring and grabs another ladder, bringing it into the ring to stand it up under the title.
Ambrose pulls himself up the ladder slowly, but Rollins is able to pull Ambrose off the ladder into powerbomb position. Ambrose counters with a hurricanrana to the floor. Ambrose takes Rollins over the Spanish Announcer's table with a quick clothesline. Ambrose and Rollins duke it out on top of the announcer's table before standing. Rollins tries for the pedigree, but Ambrose fights it off and hits Dirty Deeds on the table, but the table doesn't break.
The crowd chants for one more Dirty Deeds, but Ambrose struggles toward the ring instead, working his way toward the World Heavyweight Championship. Ambrose crawls up the ladder, but Rollins is in out of nowhere with one of the monitors from the announcer's table, which he uses to smash into Ambrose's knee.
Rollins begins to climb the ladder, but Ambrose is up to stop Rollins from getting his hands on the title. Rollins is able to make his way up the ladder toward the title once more, but Ambrose is able to get up again and get his arms around the leg of Rollins. Rollins drops to the mat, but he misses a shot to wipe out Ambrose and landed on the floor instead. On the floor, Rollins drives Ambrose into the barricade with a huge running powerbomb to send Ambrose crashing into the barricade. Rollins follows with another absolutely vicious running powerbomb that sends Ambrose crashing into the barricade again.
Rollins goes under the ring and grabs a ton of chairs, picking them up and placing them on top of a ladder on the floor. Rollins picks up Ambrose and hits a running sit out powerbomb on top of the chairs and ladder, and both men are much worse for wear.
Ambrose tosses some chairs and the ladder on top of Ambrose, then pulls out a couple more chairs from under the ring and tosses those on top of Ambrose as well for good measure. Rollins heads back into the ring and goes for the ladder, climbing up slowly. Ambrose pops up from under the rubble and crawls toward the ladder. Rollins tries to get the belt down, but Ambrose stops him. Both men are at the top of the ladder on the same side, and both men get their hands on the belt at the same time. Both men fall to the mat with the title in their arms, but Rollins ends up holding the title after the fall, and he's declared the winner as Ambrose dropped the belt upon hitting the mat.
Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Seth Rollins
Rollins makes his way up the aisle with his title held high. Triple H comes out and pats Rollins on the back before holding his arm in triumph. Rollins screams that he's the man, while Ambrose slowly gets up in the ring.
JoJo makes her way out and asks if Rollins has anything he'd like to say. Rollins says he's the best the company has to offer, and the best World Heavyweight Champion of all time. Rollins hold the title high before staring down Ambrose to end the show.