WWE SmackDown Location: Moline, IL Date: April 30, 2015 Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler
We begin with Seth Rollins walking into the Authority’s office with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. He sees someone in there, slightly off camera, who he does not believe belongs in the office. He says this person has nerve to be here after what happened on Raw. We see that it is Kane.
Kane reminds Seth he hit him twice.
Seth says that was an accident. He says it is Kane’s fault that he is in a match against Randy Orton and Roman Reigns.
Kane says that if Seth says he is a fighting champion, he should have no problem facing both men.
Seth says that he will beat both men, like he has beaten everyone else. Kane is his problem because as Director of Operations, he should be doing what is best for Seth.
Kane suggests what is better for business than giving the audience exactly what they wanted.
Seth says the truth is that Kane is jealous of him. Jealous because Seth is everything Kane never could be. Kane sits idly by while Seth rises and Kane just fades away.
Kane says that part of his job is to see that Seth grows as a person and champion. He will make a man out of Seth if it is the last thing he does. Tonight, Seth will face the man he was supposed to face last week, Dean Ambrose. That is why he will be facing Dean tonight.
Seth says that Kane from 20 years ago is what is best for business. He dares Kane to prove that he has any viability for the Authority.
We are in Moline, Illinois and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.
Roman sends a shout out to Dean Ambrose and he wishes him luck in his match against their ‘little brother’ Seth Rollins. Seth is the man who single handedly destroyed what they created, the Shield. Seth took the greatest opportunity that he had in his life, a chance to win the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania.
Roman says that he has been fighting since Wrestlemania, but wait until you see the fight he is going to take to Randy Orton and Seth Rollins.
Kane’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring while trying out for the Magic Mike XXL sequel. He brings a referee to the ring with him.
Match Number One: Kane versus Roman Reigns
Kane with a kick but Reigns with a punch. They go back and forth with punches and Kane with an Irish whip. Kane with a double sledge to the back but Reigns with a series of punches. Kane sends Roman to the mat. Kane with a hammer lock and then he sends Roman back first into the turnbuckles. Kane with a belly-to-back suplex.
Kane with a double sledge to the back. Reigns with a kick and he drops down and Kane continues to charge at him and he goes over the top rope to the floor. Reigns goes to the floor as well and Kane with an uppercut. Reigns sends Kane into the ring post. Kane stops Reigns as he charges at him on the floor and Kane hits a side slam onto the announce table and we go to commercial.
We are back and Kane with a bear hug. Reigns with elbows to try to get out of the hold but Kane backs Reigns into the turnbuckles. Kane chokes Reigns and the referee warns Kane. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline in the corner for a near fall. Reigns with an uppercut but Kane punches back. The go back and forth with punches.
Reigns with the advantage and he suplexes Kane and both men are down. Reigns with a flying clothesline and he gets a boot up when Kane charges into the corner. Reigns with a clothesline off the turnbuckles followed by a clothesline in the corner and a few more followed by an uppercut. Kane with an uppercut to Reigns but he runs into a Samoan drop from Reigns.
Reigns sets for the Superman punch but Kane blocks it and hits a choke slam but Reigns kicks out at two. Kane argues with the referee. Kane signals for the tombstone as he waits for Reigns to get back to his feet. Reigns escapes and he hits a DDT on Kane. Reigns with a Superman punch. Reigns sets for the spear but Kane moves out of the way and leaves the ring and goes to the back as the referee makes his count.
We see Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble watching in the back as the referee gets to ten.
Winner: Roman Reigns (by count out)
Renee Young stops by the monitor for comments about Kane’s match with Reigns. Seth says that it is obvious that Kane got in over his head. The major difference between Kane and him, besides Kane carrying a senior citizen card while Seth carries around the WWE Championship, is that he does not run away from a fight. He will find a way to win the fight on his own. That is what he is going to do at Payback. He will beat Randy Orton and Roman Reigns by himself. He does not need anyone’s help, not even the help of ‘you two’. He doesn’t need anybody but himself. He is the future and the future is now. That makes him the man.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow is parroting the ring announcer, but adding a few editorial comments.
Match Number Two: Damien Sandow versus Curtis Axel
Curtis tells Damien the people don’t care about him and he is a joke. Curtis says he is the man and he rips off his shirt like his not father Hulk Hogan. Sandow with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Sandow removes his shirt by ripping it and he throws it at Axel. Axel charges at Sandow and Sandow sends Axel through the ropes to the floor. Sandow decides to go to the floor and lay down next to Axel.
Sandow with an elbow and Axel gets back into the ring. Axel kicks Sandow as Sandow returns to the ring. The referee warns Axel. Axel with an Irish whip and Stinger Splash followed by a kick and he chokes Sandow in the corner. Axel misses a second splash into the corner when Sandow moves. Sandow kips up and he does the Finger Point of Sandoom. Sandow with punches and the big boot and You’re Welcome for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Renee Young is in the interview area with Ryback. She brings up Ryback being attacked by Bray Wyatt and she asks why would Ryback be Bray’s victim? He says the Eater of Worlds has bitten off more than he can chew. If he wants to question his dedication, he will make a special dedication to Bray Wyatt when he devours Bray’s former disciple Luke Harper. He tells his friend Bray that his message will be very clear and it will not have any big words. It will have three tiny words. Feed . . . Me . . . More.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Ryback versus Luke Harper
They lock up and Ryback with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Ryback with a side head lock and Harper backs him into the corner. Harper with a series of European uppercuts and a side head lock. Ryback with a top wrist lock and he takes Harper to the mat. Harper with a forearm and European uppercut. Ryback with punches and a Thesz Press. Ryback slams Harper’s head into the mat.
Ryback sends Harper into the turnbuckles and he connects with shoulders. Ryback puts Harper on the turnbuckles and he punches him. Harper with an uppercut and suplex. Harper sets for a suplex but Ryback counters with a delayed vertical suplex. Ryback climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Harper but Harper with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Harper kicks Ryback to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Harper with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Harper with a Gator Roll but Ryback gets to his feet and he powers out of the hold and he sends Harper to the mat. Ryback with a forearm and punches. Harper with a kick but Ryback with a double thrust to the throat. Ryback keeps Harper in the ring and he sends him into the turnbuckles. Harper runs into a boot and Ryback with a slam and splash for a near fall.
Ryback sets for a power bomb but Harper with a double leg take down and jackknife cover for a near fall. Ryback with a spinebuster and he gets to his feet for the clothesline but Harper gets a boot up and hits a super kick for a near fall. Harper sets for the discus clothesline but Ryback ducks and Ryback with a clothesline followed by the marching muscle buster for the three count.
After the match, the lights go out and Bray Wyatt emerges in the ring when the lights come back on. Wyatt with a uranage and he punches Ryback. Wyatt with Sister Abigail.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: WWE tag team champions Kofi Kingston and Big E (with Xavier Woods) versus Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (with Natalya) for the WWE Tag Team Titles
Kidd and Kofi start things off and Kidd with a rollup for a near fall. They lock up again and Kidd with a wrist lock. Kofi with a reversal into an arm bar. Kidd with a reversal and take down into a key lock and he gets a near fall. Kidd with a chin lock and wrist lock. Kofi with an elbow. Kidd uses Cesaro to stay on the apron and he comes back in and tags in Cesaro who hits a European uppercut after Kidd elevates Kofi into the air. Cesaro gets a near fall.
Cesaro with a dead lift side salto for a near fall. Cesaro with a backslide for a near fall. Cesaro with a top wrist lock into a reverse chin lock. Kofi with a jawbreaker and elbow followed by a knee. Cesaro blocks an inside cradle attempt and he gets Kofi up for a delayed German suplex and Kidd tags in and he turns it into a spike suplex for a near fall. Kidd with a key lock.
Cesaro tags in while Natalya and Xavier exchange pleasantries. Cesaro with a suplex and Kofi rolls to the floor. Cesaro chases Kofi around the ring and Woods distracts Cesaro long enough to allow Kofi to get back into the ring and make the tag. Cesaro gets back into the ring and he hits a European uppercut on Kofi. Cesaro with a German suplex to Big E and Kidd tags in. Cesaro and Kidd kick Big E to the tune of the New Day clap.
Kidd kicks Big E and goes to the apron. Kidd with a shoulder to Big E and he knocks Kofi off the apron. Woods distracts Woods and Big E with a shoulder to knock Kidd off the apron and into the ringside barrier. Big E picks up Kidd and runs him into the ringside barrier again. Big E claps over Kidd and sends him back into the ring. Big E kicks Kidd and then Kofi tags in and kicks Kidd. Big E tags in and does more kicking. Kofi tags in and he is Irish whipped into the corner by Big E for a drop kick to Kidd and he gets a near fall.
Kidd with a chin lock but Kidd with elbows. Kofi trips Kidd as he goes to the floor. Kofi goes to the turnbuckles and is met with a drop kick from Kidd. Both men are down in the center of the ring. Big E tags in and he knocks Cesaro off the apron and Big E hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex that sends Kidd to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Big E with a bear hug but Kidd with elbows to escape. Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Kofi tags back in and he kicks Kidd in the chest. Kofi sets for the New Day Boom Drop and he connects. Kofi knocks Cesaro off the apron and the referee tells Cesaro to stay in the corner.
Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise when Kidd ducks. Kidd tags in Cesaro and he gives Kofi a back drop and he knocks Big E off the apron. Cesaro with five European uppercuts off Irish whips followed by a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro with a rollup for a near fall. Cesaro presses Kofi over his head and drops him chest first to the mat. Cesaro follows with a double stomp for a near fall.
Big E breaks up the cover and Cesaro sends Big E to the floor. Cesaro is distracted by Woods and Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Kofi with a pendulum kick and Big E with a body block for a near fall. Kidd sends Kofi to the floor and then he hits a tope con hilo onto Kofi. Big E runs into a knee from Cesaro and Cesaro with a flying European uppercut from the turnbuckles. Kidd tags in and Cesaro with the giant swing and Kidd with a drop kick but Woods and Kofi break up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (by disqualification)
After the match, Kidd is sent shoulder first into the ring post and they triple team Cesaro with kicks before leaving the ring and celebrating on the stage.
We go to footage from earlier today when Summer Rae and Cameron were mocking Brie’s concern over Daniel Bryan and Naomi’s attack. Summer says she didn’t know Naomi had that in her. Cameron says she taught Naomi everything she knows.
Nikki Bella shows up behind Summer and Cameron and since Summer sees her first, she decides to leave.
Nikki says Cameron is pretty brave talking about her sister when she isn’t here.
Cameron throws out a ‘Girl Bye’ but Nikki will have none of that attitude. When you talk about her sister, you are talking about her and now she has a problem with Cameron.
Cameron wants to know if Nikki is done and Nikki tells Cameron to shut up. If she wants to finish this conversation, they can do it in the ring.
Cameron asks Nikki if she remembers Naomi embarrassing Brie on Raw and she does not have a problem doing the same thing tonight.
Nikki says that Cameron is not remotely as good as Naomi and she leaves.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at some of the Tough Enough video submissions.
We go to Naomi in the Goldman Box. She says the Bellas think they can do all this good in the world. This is not a fairy tale and you need to stop believing in them. The polite and nice fail. You got a taste of that on Raw. Soon, Nikki will have her championship dreams shattered.
Match Number Five: WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella versus Cameron in a Non-Title Match
They lock up and Nikki with an arm drag and Nikki does some jumping jacks. Nikki with a shoulder tackle and fireman’s carry into an arm bar. Cameron rolls through and connects with a forearm and knee. Cameron runs into an elbow but Nikki misses a drop kick and Cameron gets a near fall. Cameron kicks Summer to the floor.
Nikki holds her knee and Cameron sends her into the ringside barrier. Cameron sends Nikki into the ring and Cameron with a split kick for a near fall. Cameron with a front face lock. Nikki with a snap mare but Cameron takes Nikki down by her hair and she kicks Nikki in the back. Cameron returns to the reverse chin lock. Cameron gets on Nikki’s back to add more pressure but Nikki backs Cameron into the corner to escape.
Nikki with a clothesline or two followed by a drop kick. Nikki misses a clothesline in the corner but Cameron has a clothesline blocked and Nikki hits a springboard round kick and gets a near fall. Cameron with a near fall and she slaps Nikki. Nikki with a forearm that knocks Cameron out and Nikki with Shock Treatment for the three count.
Winner: Nikki Bella
We go to comments from the Prime Time Players. Titus gives Darren some tissues because he is crying. Titus says that it is a sad and bad week because we have new tag team champions. Darren says he is emotional. Titus asks if anyone is excited about the new tag team champions and we hear crickets.
Titus says that they have created the New Day Begone Box. If you see them on TV, you use the box to get rid of them. If you want more of the Prime Time Players, let the WWE know.
Titus says if they put these shirts on TV and shop.com, they can make millions . . . of . . . dollars.
Titus yells at Darren and calls him Big E for being off beat.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dean Ambrose is getting ready for his match and Seth Rollins stops by to talk about their history. He tells Dean it would be best if he backed out. Seth says he has a huge title match at Payback, which Dean wouldn’t know about. He says this match was made by Kane out of spite. Triple H will take it out on everyone who participated when he hears about it.
Dean says it sounds good.
Seth says he thought Dean agreed it was good that they don’t wrestle.
Dean says the part about Seth being humiliated sounds good.
Seth says Dean is making a mistake.
Dean says at least this one ends with me punching your face.
We take a look at the King of the Ring Tournament that took place earlier in the week.
Match Number Six: Dean Ambrose versus WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins (with Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury) in a Non-Title Match
They lock up and Dean with a key lock as he takes Rollins to the mat. Dean with a wrist lock and he works on the fingers. Seth rolls to the floor and Jamie and Joey talk about a time out. Seth gets back in the ring and Seth kicks and punches Ambrose. Seth with shoulders to the midsection followed by a hammer lock and he slaps Ambrose in the head.
Ambrose with a drop toe hold and Ambrose ties up the legs and rakes the face. Ambrose with a kick to the back but Rollins sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles. Rollins with punches and he chokes Ambrose. Ambrose with a cross body and punches to Rollins. Ambrose clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor.
Ambrose goes to the floor and Mercury and Noble get between him and Rollins. Ambrose blocks a punch and he punches Rollins and sends him into the ring. Mercury and Noble distract Ambrose long enough to let Rollins hit a drop kick. Mercury and Noble attack Ambrose while Rollins distracts the referee.
Kane comes out and he makes his way to ringside. We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins punches Ambrose but Ambrose punches back. Rollins with kicks followed by a short arm clothesline. Rollins has an awkward stare with Kane before returning to Ambrose and he hits a short arm clothesline. Rollins kicks Ambrose but Ambrose with a short arm clothesline of his own.
Ambrose punches and chops Ambrose and hits a running double thrust. Ambrose with a running forearm into the corner followed by a bulldog. Ambrose goes up top and his elbow is counters by a kick. Ambrose with a running drop kick that sends Rollins to the floor. Ambrose with a suicide dive onto Rollins.
Ambrose sends Rollins back into the ring but Rollins with a kick and Ambrose bounces off the ropes and tries for the rebound clothesline but Rollins moves. Rollins misses a round kick and Ambrose with a front driver out of a belly-to-back suplex set up for a near fall. Rollins rolls to the apron and Ambrose tries to bring Rollins back into the ring. They fight on the turnbuckles and Ambrose sets for a superplex.
Rollins blocks it and Rollins with a rake of the eyes. Rollins with a sunset flip into a running buckle bomb but Rollins can only get a near fall. Rollins sets for a super kick but Ambrose blocks it and gets a near fall with a rollup. Ambrose with a kick but he cannot hit the double underhook DDT. Rollins with an enzuigiri followed by a super kick but Rollins gets a near fall.
Kane gets on the apron and Ambrose pushes Rollins into Kane, knocking Kane off the apron. Ambrose with a rollup for a near fall. Ambrose with a back drop to Rollins and Rollins lands on Kane. Noble and Mercury check on Rollins and Kane. Ambrose goes up top and hits the elbow onto everyone but Rollins. Rollins sends Ambrose into the ringside barrier as the announcers scatter.
Rollins checks on Kane and Kane grabs him by the throat. Ambrose comes off the announce table and Kane grabs him too. The referee warns Rollins he will disqualify him. Kane acts like he is going to grab the referee to choke slam him, but Ambrose sends Kane into the ring post. Rollins tries to throw Ambrose back into the ring but Ambrose slides on the apron and he clotheslines Noble and Mercury over the announce table.
Rollins sends Ambrose into the ring steps and then sends Ambrose back into the ring. Ambrose with a modified DDT for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match, Kane comes into the ring and Seth falls to the mat. Kane kicks Ambrose and Rollins, Mercury, and Noble join in.
Roman Reigns’ music plays and he comes to the ring from the back. Reigns with a Superman punch to Kane and then Mercury and Noble stop him as he comes into the ring. Reigns punches Rollins and Mercury and Noble try to pull him off. Reigns with an uppercut to Rollins and then he spears Mercury and Noble at the same time. Kane grabs Reigns and Ambrose but Reigns with an uppercut and Ambrose with a rebound clothesline. Reigns with a spear to Kane.
We go to credits with Rollins holding the belt on the stage.