At tonight’s WWE pay-per-view Payback, Kane played a BIG role in determining the outcome of the “Fatal 4-Way” match for the WWE world heavyweight championship! Read the full recap below:
“Fatal 4-Way Match” for the WWE world heavyweight title: Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins
We go to the ring and out first comes Kane. If the WWE World Heavyweight Title changes hands tonight, Kane will be fired from The Authority. Randy Orton makes his way out first followed by Dean Ambrose, both to nice pops. Roman Reigns is out next, also to a pop. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is out next with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Rollins also gets a good reaction from the crowd when his music hits.
We get formal ring introductions and as soon as the match begins, J&J get involved. It comes down to Reigns and Rollins going at it in the ring. Reigns goes for an early pin attempt. Reigns with more offense and a big right hand for another pin attempt. Rollins counters in the corner and drops Reigns’ face into the corner. Ambrose comes off the top rope with a big elbow on Reigns but Orton breaks the pin. Orton with right hands on Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose turns it around and mounts Orton with rights. Ambrose with a bulldog on Orton. They trade shots and Orton hits a backbreaker for a 2 count as Reigns breaks the pin. Rollins is still out on the floor. Orton and Reigns go at it now. Reigns blocks a RKO and sends Orton over the top with Ambrose. Rollins comes from behind and attacks Reigns.
Reigns comes in and teams with Ambrose to double team Rollins. Reigns mounts Rollins with right hands. Ambrose with a clothesline on Rollins. Reigns readies for a Superman punch but Kane pulls him to the floor and sends him into the barrier. Kane also takes Ambrose down and sends him back into the ring for Rollins. J&J attack Orton at ringside and Kane joins in to help them. Rollins slams Ambrose for a close 2 count. Rollins springboards in from the apron and hits a knee to the face of Ambrose for another pin attempt. Rollins slaps Ambrose around now.More offense and a pin attempt from Ambrose but he hangs in as Rollins gets frustrated. Rollins stomps away on Ambrose now. Rollins goes for a powerbomb again but Ambrose fights out. Rollins kicks him twice. Ambrose bounces back with the slingshot suplex. Ambrose ends up going for Dirty Deeds but Kane comes in the ring and chokeslams him. The referee tells Kane to get out of the ring and he does but Rollins crawls over for a 2 count. Kane tries to come back in but Orton stops him. Reigns follows up with a big punch and Kane goes down. Orton clotheslines Reigns. Orton comes in the ring and sends Ambrose to the floor. He drops Rollins. Rollins blocks a powerslam. Orton blocks a move in the corner and hits a big t-bone suplex for a 2 count.
Rollins goes to the top but Orton crotches him. Orton climbs up and nails a superplex for a 2 count. Orton with a clothesline on the floor. Orton back drops Rollins on the barrier. Orton takes apart the announce table. Ambrose comes over and Orton fights him over also. Reigns comes over and sends Orton into the ring post. The former members of The Shield stand over Orton and look around at each other. Orton fights them off but they beat him down like old times. They grab Orton and hit the triple powerbomb through the table, just like they used to. The crowd pops and all three pose together. Rollins starts laughing but Ambrose and Reigns are laughing at him, not with him. They turn and beat Rollins down.
Fans chant “this is awesome” as Ambrose and Reigns take apart the Spanish announce table. They go to put Rollins through it but Kane makes the save. They send Kane into the ring post and here comes Rollins to help Kane. Rollins ends up on the Spanish announce table on his back. Ambrose and Reigns lift Kane up and powerbomb him on top of Rollins and the Spanish announce table. Kane’s back landed awkwardly and fans chant “one more time” for another powerbomb. Ambrose and Reigns lift Kane again and this time the powerbomb onto Rollins breaks the table for another big pop.
The crowd goes nuts as Ambrose and Reigns have some friendly words about doing what they have to do next. They both enter the ring and meet in the middle. Fans chant for Ambrose and he strikes first. They trade shots in the middle of the ring. Reigns misses a Superman punch and Reigns tackles him with punches. Reigns with a roll up for 2. Reigns with a powerbomb for 2. Reigns smiles at Ambrose and has some words for him about what’s coming. Reigns readies for a Superman punch but it’s blocked. Ambrose with a roll up for 2. Reigns hits the Superman punch for a close 2 count. Reigns goes for a spear but it’s blocked with a kick. Reigns blocks Dirty Deeds. Ambrose misses the bounce back clothesline. Reigns nails a spear for 2 as Rollins barely breaks the pin.
J&J attack Reigns on the floor but he fights them off and sends them into the barrier. Reigns follows Rollins back in the ring but gets kicked before making it in. Ambrose and Rollins go at it. Reigns with a Superman punch. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Rollins. Ambrose covers Rollins but Kane pulls Ambrose to the floor. Kane drops Ambrose with a steel steps shot to the head. Reigns comes over but Kane hits him in the head with the steps also. Kane chokeslams Reigns on the steps. Reigns comes over and takes Kane down. There is carnage at ringside as fans chant for the RKO. Orton comes to the apron but Rollins brings him with a draping DDT attempt. Orton turns it around and nails the second rope draping DDT. Mercury and Noble interfere but both take RKOs. Rollins comes off the top but Orton catches him in a powerslam. Orton keeps control and fans pop. Orton readies for the RKO but it’s blocked. Kane comes in and takes the RKO. Rollins grabs Orton and hits a Pedigree for the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins
– We get replays and come back to Rollins on the ground clutching the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Triple H comes out and helps Rollins up on the entrance way. Triple H raises Rollins’ arm as fans boo. We see Orton, Ambrose and Reigns trying to recover at ringside. Payback goes off the air with Triple H congratulating Rollins.