Location: Milwaukee, WI
Date: October 3, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tom Phillips, and JBL
We begin with a look back at what happened on Raw with the Money in the Bank Briefcase as well as Dean’s attempt to sell/give away some merchandise. Then we take a look at the main event with Kane and Randy Orton facing John Cena and Dean Ambrose. What will happen tonight to advance this story?
We are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, and John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield.
John Cena makes his way to the ring to talk to the people of Milwaukee and the WWE Universe.
John says that to the Algonquins it is known as Mill-E-Wah-Que, but to him it is the birthplace of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Tonight, Milwaukee is rowdy and ready for Smackdown. John says that he is too. On Monday night, he wanted to get into a fight with Seth Rollins, but he ended up almost getting into a fight with Dean Ambrose. They were both so focused on getting to Seth Rollins that they forgot that the Authority is a family and that family kicked both of their asses on Monday.
You know about their obsession for giving Seth Rollins his payback. For Dean Ambrose, it is because Seth curb stomped Dean’s head into cinder blocks. That is what fuels Dean Ambrose to get at Seth Rollins. John says that he was destroyed by Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Brock gave him 16 German suplexes and 2 F-5. He suffered the most lopsided defeat in WWE Championship history. Right after that match, members of the WWE Universe, Michael Cole, his friends, his family, Hall of Famers like Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels were telling him that he needed to ride off into the sunset.
They were telling him that he was done and that he lost a step and it was time to give up. Hearing those words lit a fire under him and it made him want to take that fight to the Beast Incarnate at Night of Champions. He stood toe to toe with Brock and he had him beat, but Seth Rollins took that away from him. John says that he needed that victory for everyone who believed in him and to prove to himself that he had not lost a step.
That egomaniac Seth Rollins saw opportunity. Seth is an opportunist and he says that he is the future of the WWE. John says that tonight we give Seth Rollins a chance to prove himself. Anyone in the back who says that they are the future of the WWE, they will have to go through him to prove it.
John tells Seth that he doesn’t have to wait around. He is giving Seth the chance to prove he is as good as he says he is. He can keep his contract and briefcase. He wants to prove to Seth that he ain’t lost a step. He is going to stick one of his feet where the sun don’t shine.
Instead of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring.
Dean tells John that he is sorry to disappoint him, but John isn’t the only person who has issues with The Authority. He will take care of Seth Rollins and he will make him pay.
John tells Dean that he doesn’t want to do this with him.
Dean agrees and he says that he doesn’t want to do this with John. Seth is his thing. On Monday night, you got in his way.
John tells Dean that is how he sees it. Dean has had some tough times and had a few matches, but Dean does not know what it is like to face Brock Lesnar. He had Brock beat and Seth Rollins took that from him.
Dean tells John that he lost one night while Dean says that he almost lost his career when his head was put through cinder blocks. He will be damned if anyone else is going to wipe that smug look off Seth’s face, especially John.
John tells Dean that he has guts and they shouldn’t spend their time beating up each other. Eventually one of us will get their hands on Seth. If we keep running around doing this crap, we will get laid out by the Authority, like on Monday.
John wants a truce with Dean and he offers his hand.
Before Dean can shake John’s hand after thinking about it for a little while, Randy Orton, Kane, and Seth Rollins appear on the TitanTron and Randy comments on his favorite new Bromance. He says that they are very happy to see John and Dean work things out. It seems like they needed a friend and they deserve each other.
Kane says that Seth told them what Dean said about John Cena while they were in the Shield. He says that John was nothing more than an overhyped action figure who couldn’t wrestle his way out of a box of cereal.
Orton says that John said things about Ambrose. He said he was a nutjob who would self-destruct like everyone else who pretended to be crazy.
Kane says that no one cares about what John or Dean may have said about each other. If you have mended your fences, why not prove it in a match against him and Randy Orton later tonight. We will see if they can work as a team, or if the Lunatic Fringe and Cenation destroy each other.
Kane asks Seth if he has anything to say and Seth remains silent as we go to commercial.
Match Number One: WWE Intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler and WWE United States champion Sheamus vs. Miz and Damien Sandow
Miz and Sheamus start things off and they lock up. Sheamus backs Miz into the corner and Miz avoids a punch. They lock up again and Miz with forearms to the back followed by knees to the midsection. Miz with a kick but Sheamus blocks it and he sends Miz to the mat. Sheamus with a running knee into the corner followed by an attempted short arm clothesline but Miz ducks under Sheamus and he punches Sheamus before making the tag to Sandow. Sheamus with a power slam and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with a forearm to the back but Sandow with a kick. Sheamus sends Sandow over the top rope and Sandow lands on the apron. Miz tries to interfere but Miz is sent over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus sets for the forearms to Sandow and he connects on a few before Miz pulls Sandow to the floor.
Ziggler goes after Miz and Sandow on the floor and Sheamus with a clothesline off the turnbuckles onto both men on the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus punches Miz in the midsection. Miz with the Reality Check for a near fall. Sandow tags in and he connects with a double sledge to the back followed by kicks to Sheamus. Sandow with a reverse chin lock and punches to Sheamus. Sandow pulls Sheamus over the apron and Miz with a kick to the midsection followed by an elbow across the throat by Sandow and he gets a near fall.
Sandow with a front face lock and Miz tags in and he kicks Sheamus. Miz with a rake of the eyes followed by a punch. Miz kicks and punches Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus with a clothesline out of the corner and both men are down. Ziggler and Sandow tag in and Ziggler with clotheslines followed by a splash into the corner and a neck breaker.
Ziggler sets for the Fameasser but Sandow moves. Sandow goes for an O’Connor Roll but Ziggler holds on to the ropes. Ziggler with the hesitation DDT and he gets a near fall. Miz breaks up the cover and he punches Ziggler but Sheamus sends Miz to the floor. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Sheamus sends Miz into the ringside barrier by the announce table, but Miz hits Sheamus with a chair.
Miz returns to the apron. Ziggler with a super kick that knocks Miz off the apron. Sandow gets a near fall with a rollup. Ziggler with a kick to the knee and a Zig Zag for the three count.
Winners: Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Sheamus comes into the ring with a chair and Miz leaves the ring. Sandow is still down after the Zig Zag and Sheamus hits Sandow in the back with the chair.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Luke Harper video package where Bray Wyatt tells us that he is ready to move on.
We go to a video package showing the friendship of Mark Henry and Big Show as well as Big Show trying to continue Henry’s fight against Rusev. Big Show pulled down the Russian flag on Raw and we were told about an apology that the WWE made on Tuesday night.
Match Number Two: WWE Divas champion Paige (with Alicia Fox) vs. Naomi in a non-title match
Paige with a thrust kick to send Naomi to the mat and then she applies a reverse chin lock. Paige with a surfboard on Naomi. Naomi backs Paige into the corner and connects with an elbow. Naomi with a drop kick and head scissors. Naomi with a kick and a head scissors driver but Paige is pulled to the apron by Alicia.
Naomi with a plancha onto Alicia. She returns to the apron and she kicks Paige in the head and then Naomi goes for a springboard move but Paige with a round kick and then she applies the PTO and Naomi taps out.
After the match, Paige and Alicia celebrate in the ring.
AJ Lee’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring and Paige gets out of the ring. Alicia waits for AJ and AJ with a Thesz Press and punches. Paige tries to get involved but AJ sees her and Paige returns to the floor. AJ sends Alicia to the floor.
Paige hides behind JBL while wearing his hat. She says that AJ is crazy.
Big Show walks in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what Big Show did to the Russian Flag, leading to an apology by the WWE.
Big Show makes his way to the ring and he has something to say.
Show says that as human beings we should be held accountable for our actions. In some situations, other people hold us accountable for those actions. Ultimately it relies on us to hold ourselves accountable for our actions. Show says that he wants to address what happened Monday night on Raw.
Show says that his sense of nationalistic pride might have gotten the better of him, but perhaps his actions were a little overzealous by pulling down the Russian flag. The irony of it is that he likes the majority of Russian people he has met.
America is a melting pot of different cultures. That is what makes America the home of the free and the brave. With that being said, when he went home after Raw, he got thinking. What if someone did that to us? What if someone pulled down Old Glory? We would be damn mad.
He cannot take back his actions from Raw because he did that. What he can do, as a WWE Superstar and a red, white, and blue blooded American, he can sincerely and humbly apologize to the Russian people he may have offended.
Show says that it has to be done.
Rusev’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the ring with Lana.
Lana says that WWE has publicly apologized for Show’s actions. This act of contrition does not appease them. Rusev and she demand a personal apology.
Show says that he has apologized to the Russian people that he may have inadvertently disrespected and for that he is sorry. As for an apology to Rusev and Lana, he disrespected both of them on purpose.
Rusev says that Show dares disrespect the flag of a superior country. You spit on the Russian people. You take your nose and wipe it on our flag. He calls Americans stupid and he says that America sucks.
Rusev hits Show with the flag.
Rusev gives the flag to Lana and then he hits the jumping thrust kick. Rusev waves the Russian flag while Show struggles to get back to his feet. Rusev and Lana leave the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil (with GatorSwoggle) vs. Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
Slater and Jey start things off and they lock up. Slater misses a punch and Jey with a chop. Slater with an Irish whip but Jey slides into the corner and he comes out with a clothesline. Jey misses a splash into the corner and Slater with a leg lariat to Jey. Slater knocks Jimmy off the apron. Slater punches Jey and the bunny hops to the ring.
The Gator charges at the bunny and the bunny leap frogs the Gator. The Gator charges at the bunny and the bunny leap frogs the Gator again and the Gator runs into the ring post.
Titus and Slater yell at the Gator and tell him to get up. Jimmy and Jey with super kicks to Slater and Titus. The bunny rolls the Gator into the ring and then all three go up top for Superfly splashes and the three count.
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
After the match, Adam Rose and the Exotic Express make their way to the ring and the Usos join in the celebration.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Dean Ambrose. She asks him about having to team with John Cena. Dean says that he has nothing to say about John Cena or to John Cena. The guy in their crosshairs, Seth Rollins. Ass kickings are a part of this business and he knows about that. Embarrassing him by taking his briefcase and putting a mysterious green substance in it, that is the kind of thing an egomaniac like Seth cannot stand. No matter how much he puts Seth through, it won’t compare to what Seth did by putting his head through cinder blocks.
He says that he will go through everybody the Authority puts in front of him. Whether it is Randy Orton, Kane, Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, the Bunny, or the Gator. Nothing will get in his way. Nothing will stop him from getting to Seth Rollins.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see what happened to Cesaro at the end of his match against Dolph Ziggler last week on Smackdown.
We see footage from earlier tonight when Cesaro was making jokes about Dolph Ziggler to Byron Saxton but R Truth stops by and tells Cesaro he is not funny. He says that a handful of people like him. He says that Cesaro walks around with a towel around his neck like a nincompoop and he needs some truth.
We see Truth in the ring and he asks where is he and the announcers remind us of Truth’s problem with knowing the cities of Wisconsin.
Match Number Four: Cesaro vs. R Truth
Cesaro with a knee and European uppercut that sends Truth to the mat. Cesaro kicks Truth in the head and then he punches Truth. Cesaro with a European uppercut but Truth with punches. Cesaro punches Truth in the corner and then hits a side salto for a near fall. Cesaro with a chin lock and then he runs Truth into the turnbuckles.
Truth punches Cesaro and Irish whips Cesaro followed by a back body drop. Truth misses the scissors kick but he does not miss a forearm into the corner. Truth with more punches but Cesaro drops Truth on the top rope and then he hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lillian Garcia introduces Bob Uecker, who is in the crowd, and sitting in the front row.
We go to footage of Hulk Hogan’s appearance on Raw announcing the WWE’s work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Stardust is in the back and he says that the stars were many parsecs beyond the destiny before them. They are celebrating amongst all of his friends. Goldust tells Stardust no. They have attained the cosmic key. Only it determines their fate. All of this is just science fiction.
Stardust joins in the destruction and he says that this is science fact.
Match Number Five: Kane and Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose and John Cena
Orton and Ambrose start things off and they lock up. Orton with a knee and he tries to send Ambrose into the turnbuckles but Ambrose blocks it and he sends Orton into the turnbuckles. Ambrose punches Orton and then he sends him into the opposite corner. Ambrose with a kick and snap mare followed by a sliding clothesline. Ambrose with a snap elbow drop and he gets a near fall.
Cena tags in and he punches Orton. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog for a near fall. Cena with a fisherman suplex and Orton tags in Kane. Cena punches Kane but Kane with an uppercut. Cena and Kane exchange punches and Cena with a flying shoulder tackle and Ambrose tags in so they can give Kane a double suplex and Ambrose gets a near fall.
Ambrose puts Kane in the ropes and he hits a running drop kick. Kane with a shoulder tackle and he tags Orton back in. Orton kicks Ambrose while Kane holds him. Orton with an Irish whip but Ambrose with a clothesline out of the corner and then he stomps on Orton’s midsection. Cena tags in and they make a wish with Orton’s legs. Orton gets to the ropes and he kicks Cena away. Orton with a knee drop and he says something to Ambrose.
Orton kicks Cena and stomps on his hand. Orton with a kick but Cena with punches and a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Orton is thrown to the floor. Kane tries to attack Cena from behind but Cena drops down and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose tags in and he hits a suicide dive onto Orton and Kane. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane with a reverse chin lock on Ambrose. Ambrose with a jawbreaker and punches. Kane with a boot to Ambrose and he gets a near fall. Orton tags in and he kicks Ambrose in the corner. Orton sends Ambrose to the floor and Orton distracts the referee and Kane kicks Ambrose.
Orton goes to the floor and he tries to send Ambrose into the announce table, but Ambrose blocks it and he sends Orton into the announce table and he punches Orton. Orton sends Ambrose into the ring steps and then he gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Orton with a side head lock but Ambrose with a head butt.
Orton with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Ambrose. Ambrose with a missile drop kick from the turnbuckles and both men are down. Kane tags in and Orton holds on to Ambrose to prevent the tag. Kane with an elbow drop. Kane sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles and he head butts Ambrose. Kane with an uppercut. Kane with a snap mare and drop kick. Kane with a reverse chin lock.
Ambrose bites Kane’s hand and Kane backs Ambrose into the corner. Ambrose drops Orton on the top rope but Kane with an uppercut that sends Ambrose into the ropes and he rebounds for a clothesline and both men are down. Cena wants the tag but he sees Rollins coming to the ring so Ambrose is left by his tag team partner.
Ambrose punches Orton followed by a cross body to Orton. Ambrose knocks Kane off the apron. Orton hits the IEDDT and then he looks around and drops down for the RKO. Ambrose with a rollup for a near fall. Ambrose with a kick and he tries for the Dean Driver but Orton pushes Ambrose away into a boot from Kane and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: John Cena and Dean Ambrose (by disqualification)
Kane and Orton kick Ambrose. Orton wants to know what happened to Cena. Kane picks up Ambrose for a choke slam and he hits it. Orton wants to know where Cena is as he stands over Ambrose. Orton picks up Ambrose and hits an RKO.
John Cena remembers that he had a tag team partner and he runs to the ring. Orton and Kane leave the ring.
Rollins joins Kane and Orton on the stage and we go to credits.