WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
Date: January 3, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
The show begins with a highlight showing Daniel Bryan joining the Wyatt Family from Raw.
The Shield make their way to the ring.
Dean Ambrose gets a mic, saying they have heard the rumblings throughout the WWE Universe. Dean same everyone thinks the Shield isn’t on the same page, and think they are crumbling from within. Dean goes up to Roman and says some people think that some egos are getting out of hand. Dean says everyone is dead wrong, because they cannot be divided. Reigns says to divide the group, you need to attack the weakest link. Roman gives Dean a look, but says there are none. Rollins says no matter the setback, they will prevail. Believe in that and the Shield.
The Usos make their way to the ring.
The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)
Roman and Jimmy start off, as Roman backs Uso into the corner. Some fists and headbutts are thrown, before Jimmy is whipped into the opposite corner. Rollins is tagged, as he whips Jimmy. Uso reverses into some Clotheslines. Jey is tagged, as Jimmy holds Seth in the corner. Jey connects with a Corner Elbow Strike. Jey follows with a Jumping Forearm. Pin, but a kick out. Jimmy is tagged, as he and Jey connect with a Double Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Seth is fought from in the corner, and is hit with a Back Body Drop. Rollins is pinned, but he kicks out. Jey is tagged, as he connects with an Arm Drag. Rollins connects with a Chin Breaker. Rollins whips Jey, as Jimmy tags himself. Roman is taken out by the two, as Rollins is thrown onto him. The Usos stand in the ring, as Rollins and Reigns lay on the outside.
Jey has Rollins in a Hammerlock, but is backed into the ropes. Roman is tagged, as Jey runs into a forearm. Roman puts Jey on the apron, as he clubs his chest. Roman connects with a Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Rollins is tagged, as he comes from the top rope with a fist. Jey is whipped, and thrown into the corner. Seth has Jey, but Rollins is rolled away with a Snapmare. Seth picks him up, and throws him on the ropes. Roman is tagged, as he smashes his arm into the mat. Roman locks in a Headlock. Jey gets out, as he takes Roman over the ropes to the floor. Jey slaps Roman across the face, as he collapses on the apron. Jey goes for a tag, but Roman drags him away. Roman is kicked to his corner, as Seth is tagged. Seth can’t stop the tag, as Jimmy gets in and cleans house. Seth is hit with a Samoan Drop. Jimmy goes for a hip attack in the corner, but Rollins moves. Roman gets in the ring, as they both connect with a Superkick. Roman is thrown to the floor. The Usos go for a Double Plancha, but Dean comes off commentary and trips one of the two. Ambrose drags him to the floor, and attacks him.
Winners: The Usos (DQ)
The Shield attacks Jimmy and Jey, until CM Punk makes the save. Punk evens the odds, as the Shield retreat.
Vickie Guerrero comes out on the ramp.
During the break, Vickie Guerrero made the main event a 6 Man Tag Team Match.
Fandango is in the ring. R-Truth makes his way to the ring, with Xavier Woods.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. R-Truth
Fandango attacks Truth in the corner, whipping him from the corner. Fandango goes after him, but Truth cartwheels away. Truth taunts Fandango, while he dives after him. Fandango falls to the floor. Fandango gets back in with a Calf Kick. Pin, but a kick out. Fandango gets Truth in a Headlock, as Truth gets out with a Spinning Calf Kick. Fandango is taken out with a Clothesline, and whipped to the corner. Truth goes after him, but is hit with a Big Boot. Xavier, on commentary, calls out the Funkadactlys. This distracts Fandango, as Truth connects with a Jumping Reverse STO for the win.
Winner: R-Truth (Pinfall)
A Tribute to the Troops video package is shown.
Renee Young is backstage, as she interviews Big E Langston. Young asks him about what happened on Raw. Langston says Henry is a little beat up, but should be fine. Curtis Axel comes up laughing, saying he isn’t sorry about what happened and will be laughing all the way to the bank when he beats him. Langston says when they are done, Axel won’t be laughing at all.
A video package showing Daniel Bryan face the Wyatts on Raw. After Daniel gets to Bray, he is ambushed by Rowan. Harper holds him back. After Bray sets Daniel up, Harper and Rowan then ambush him and connects with a Double Chokeslam. Wyatt tells Bryan it is the end. Bryan says Bray was always right. Daniel asks to join, as Wyatt hits him with a Sister Abigail as initiation. They then walk to the back.
The Brotherhood makes their way to the ring.
Tag Team Championship Match: WWE tag team champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Harper and Goldust start off, as Goldust blows in his face. Goldust starts hitting Luke, but is backed into the corner. Goldust is whipped, as he is taken out with a shoulder. Rhodes is tagged, as they connect with a Double Suplex to Harper. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes connects with a low Dropkick, as Goldust is tagged. Rowan is tagged, as he powers Goldust into the corner. Harper is tagged, as they hit Goldust in the gut. Goldust is whipped, as he connects with a Clothesline and Uppercut. Goldust connects with some fists off the top rope and hits Rowan, but Harper smashes him with an elbow. Rowan is tagged, as he hard whips Goldust into the corner. Rowan chokes Goldust into the ropes, and clubs him in the back. Harper is tagged, as he locks in a Chinlock. Goldust tries to fight out, but is thrown into the corner. Goldust connects with a Yoshi Tonic, and pins. Kick out. Rhodes is tagged, as he cleans out. Cody connects with a Disaster Kick to Rowan, and throws Harper on the floor. Rhodes jumps off the top rope onto him. Harper throws him into the barricade and then the steel steps.
Rowan backs Rhodes into the corner, connecting with hard right hands. Rowan locks in a Claw to Rhodes, and throws him across the ring. Harper is tagged, as he connects with an elbow. Harper does a Gator Roll, and locks in a Headlock. Rhodes tries to fight out, but Harper hits Goldust of the apron. Rhodes takes out Harper with a Clothesline, as Rowan is tagged. Erick whips Rhodes across the ring. Harper powers Rhodes against the ropes, but is sent over the top. Harper tosses Rowan back in, and tags hi,. Harper hits Goldust, and connects with a Powerbomb. Pin, but Goldust breaks it. Harper throws Goldust, as Rhodes does a Twisting Sunset Roll Up. Pin, but a kick out. Harper connects with a Big Boot, and sits him on the top rope. Rhodes connects with a Moonsault to Harper. Rowan is tagged, as he whips Cody. Goldust makes the blind tag, as Rhodes is hit with a Back Body Drop, and rolls up Rowan for the win.
Winners and STILL Tag Team Champions: Cody Rhodes and Goldust (Pinfall)
Aksana is in the ring. Nikki Bella makes her way to the ring.
Aksana vs. Nikki Bella
They lock up, as Aksana is backed into the ropes. Bella is pushed, as Aksana poses. Nikki connects with an Arm Drag and a Body Slam. Nikki connects with a Suplex out of the corner. Aksana is on the floor, as Nikki goes after her. Aksana throws Bella’s arm into the ring post. Aksana connects with a Sidewalk Slam. Aksana crawls around the ring and kicks Bella. Pin, but a kick out. Aksana locks in an Arm Bar, and throws her to the mat. Aksana wrenches the elbow, but Nikki gets out with a Monkey Flip. Aksana is tripped into the ropes, as she is hit with a Clothesline and Dropkick. Nikki connects with a Bulldog. Pin, but a kick out. Aksana sends Nikki into the corner, as she charges. Bella moves, and connects with an Argentine Backbreaker for the win.
Winner: Nikki Bella (Pinfall)
A Randy Orton career retrospective is shown.
Big E is in the ring. Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring.
WWE Intercontinental champion Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axel in a non-title match
Langston starts off with clubbing blows to the gut. Axel fights back, connecting with some chops. Langston throws Axel into the corner, and connects with shoulders to the gut. Langston whips Axel, but is hit with a Big Boot. Axel dives off the second rope, but is drilled with a Shoulder Tackle. Pin, but a kick out. Axel grabs the ring apron, as Langston tries to drag him. Axel connects with a Clothesline to the back of Langston’s head. Langston is draped over the apron, as Axel dives to him hitting an Axe Handle. Pin, but a kick out. Axel locks in an Arm Bar, but Langston powers him over. Langston connects with Clotheslines and a Belly-to-belly Suplex. Langston connects with a Big Splash. Langston goes for a Big Ending, but Axel goes to the apron. Axel gets back in, but gets hit with a Clothesline. Langston takes down the straps and connects with a Big Ending for the win.
Winner: Big E Langston (Pinfall)
In a WWE.com exclusive, Michael Cole interviews Paul Heyman. Paul tells him there is only one champion in WWE now, so that is what Lesnar’s position in life will be. Heyman says Lesnar doesn’t concern himself with anybody, but others should of him. Including Batista. Heyman says they will be on Raw, and plan on doing something old school
Bad News Barrett rises from the stage. Barrett requests some decorum, as he says the new year is upon them. Barrett says he has bad news about everyone’s resolutions. Barrett says no one will be capable of sticking to them. Barrett says this time next year, they will all be just as fat, unproductive and unhealthy. Barrett wishes everyone a happy new year. #BadNewsBarrett
CM Punk makes his way to the ring.
The Shield make their way to the ring.
CM Punk and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
Punk and Ambrose start off, as they lock up. They struggle in the corner, as Dean gets some fists in. Punk throws Dean into the corner, connecting with kicks. Punk chops Dean, and whips him. Punk connects with a Back Elbow. Rollins is tagged, as they lock up. Rollins gets a Hammerlock. Punk grabs Seth, and spins it into a Headlock. Rollins is tackled, as he goes for an Arm Drag. Punk connects with a Can Opener Neck Breaker. Jey is tagged, as he connects with a Jumping Headbutt. Jimmy is tagged, as he connects with a Leg Drop to Rollins in a Boston Crab. Pin, but a kickout. Rollins fights Jimmy to the corner, but eats a Dropkick. Jey is tagged, as he connects with a Superkick to Rollins’ chest. Jey whips Seth, and connects with a shoulder. Pin, but a kick out. Jey sends Seth to the floor, as Roman stands in the way on the apron as Jey goes for a dive.
Dean connects with a Kitchen Sink to Jimmy. Roman is tagged, as he connects with a Jumping Clothesline. Pin, but a kick out. Roman Leg Drops Jimmy’s leg. Seth is tagged, as he stomps away at Jimmy. Rollins connects with a Senton and pins. Kick out. Rollins locks in a Cravate, as he is whipped into the corner. Rollins does a Shawn Michael bump, but tags Dean. Ambrose drags Jimmy away, and connects with a Twist Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Dean locks in a Headlock. Jimmy connects with a Chin Breaker, but knocks Jimmy down with a Clothesline. Jimmy is seated on the top rope, as Dean follows him up. Roman is tagged, as he is kicked away. Jimmy connects with a Corkscrew Moonsault. Seth is tagged, as he takes out Jey. Punk is tagged, as he cleans house. Punk connects with a corner knee, followed by a Lariat. Punk goes top rope, but is tripped after being distracted by Ambrose. Rollins goes top rope, connecting with a Cross Body. Punk reverses into an Anaconda Vise. Dean breaks it, as he and Roman take out the Usos. Roman connects with a Superman Punch. Dean is tagged, as he connects with a flurry of jabs in the corner. Punk is seated on the top rope. Ambrose connects with a Butterfly Superplex. Pin, but a kick out. Dean is hit with a Roundhouse, and put in a GTS. Roman goes for a Spear, but Dean is put in front of him. Punk hits a Roundhouse on Roman, as The Usos do Double Superkicks. Seth gets in the ring, but is sent over the ropes. The Usos connects with a Double Plancha, as Dean reverses a Neckbreaker in the ring. Punk puts him in a GTS and connects for the win.
Winners: CM Punk and The Usos (Pinfall)
The show ends with a Bray Wyatt video package. Bray says fate works in strange ways, saying he was lost. Wyatt says he has a home. Wyatt says he only hears his truth.