Location: Detroit, MI
Date: March 7, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
We begin with a look back at Daniel Bryan’s confrontation with Triple H on Raw as well as his match against Batista.
We are in Detroit, Michigan and your announcers are John Layfield and Michael Cole.
Batista makes his way to the ring to address the crowd.
Batista says last week he came out here in the middle of the ring and he asked a very simple question. Where have all the real men in the WWE gone? The answer he got . . . Dolph Ziggler. Little pretty boy wannabe looking to make a name for himself and his 15 minutes of fame. What happened? He destroyed him, just like that, just like he said.
Last Monday, what does he get? Another one of your heroes. A sawed off goat-faced troll named Daniel Bryan. As you are all aware, the same outcome. He beat Daniel, he destroyed him, and it was that simple. He is no superhero. Batista says that he is the superhero. Batista says that he is the man the people pay to see. He says that he is a humble man so you don’t have to cheer for him.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Daniel wants to get this straight. Batista thinks that he is the hero? Daniel wants to poll the people. Is Batista a hero? The crowd does not think he is.
Batista says it definitely isn’t Bryan. Everything went wrong when fans were allowed in the locker room. Bryan is an overblown fan. He tells Bryan to go to the box office to buy a ticket to watch him main event Wrestlemania and become the next WWE World Champion.
Bryan says the skinny jeans must be too tight because they must be cutting off the circulation to his brain. Daniel says that Batista did leave him lying, but that was after Orton interfered and he took Orton down. It was after Kane came to the ring and he took Kane down. It was after Triple H got involved and Bryan kicked Hunter. He had Batista beat. Daniel says that he is a fan. He is like everyone else.
If he were Batista, he would be slightly embarrassed that a ‘fan’ nearly took him out on Monday night.
Batista circles Daniel and he tells Bryan never to presume what he thinks. Not only is he bigger, faster, and better looking than Daniel. He is also smarter than Daniel and he will be one step ahead of Bryan. When he set foot in the WWE Universe again, it became his universe. He is being kind enough to let Bryan exist in his universe.
If Bryan continues to mouth off, he will have no problem ending Bryan’s existence in his universe.
Bryan suggests that that might be a threat. He doesn’t want to be a part of a universe where people wear vests like that. He does not want to be part of a universe where people wear sunglasses inside or wear skinny jeans. He does not want to be part of a universe where belly button tattoos are cool. How awesome is a nose ring?
Batista goes after Bryan but Bryan with punches and a kick that sends Batista to the floor.
Kane’s pyro goes off and Bryan turns his attention to Kane on the other side of the building and that allows Batista to hit Bryan from behind. Batista with a clothesline and then he kicks Bryan. Kane joins in the attack and they kick Bryan.
Big Show’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring and Kane and Batista leave the ring.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and excuses herself. If you ask her, the four of you are acting like a bunch of animals. Later tonight, you will have the opportunity to settle this like men. Kane and Batista will face Daniel Bryan and The Big Show.
We see footage from Raw when Christian attacked Sheamus in the interview area after their match.
Alberto del Rio is at the announce table to watch the match and join the commentary during the next match.
Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler vs. Christian
They lock up and Ziggler with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ziggler does some shimmying for Christian. Christian wants a test of strength but it is a trap for a kick to Ziggler. Ziggler holds on to the ropes when he avoids a clothesline and elbow. Ziggler with a flying clothesline. Christian with a slap but Ziggler with a double leg take down. Ziggler with a series of elbow drops, ending with a leaping elbow drop.
Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler is sent to the floor by Christian but Christian misses a baseball slide. Christian sends Ziggler into the apron and then catapults him into the ring steps.
We go to commercial.
Christian returns to the ring and the referee starts his count. Ziggler rolls back in and Christian with a kick and punch. Christian stands on Ziggler’s back. Ziggler with punches to Christian but Christian with a back elbow for a near fall. Christian punches Ziggler in the head.
Christian with another punch but Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Christian with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Christian sends Ziggler to the floor in front of the announce table. Del Rio stands up and looks like he is going to do something but Christian comes to the floor and he sends Ziggler into the announce table.
Christian goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a missile drop kick and gets a near fall. Christian with a reverse chin lock.
Ziggler gets to his feet and Ziggler punches Christian but Christian pulls Ziggler to the mat by the hair. Christian with a slingshot into the bottom rope and then Christian with a boot to the chest. Christian works on the neck but Ziggler gets to his feet and he hits a jawbreaker to get away from Christian.
Christian with a back elbow and then he hits a back heel kick. Christian goes to the turnbuckles but Ziggler catches Christian with a drop kick when Christian comes off the turnbuckles. Ziggler and Christian exchange punches. Ziggler with a flying clothesline and punches. Ziggler leaps into the corner and he punches Christian followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler gets a near fall. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Ziggler escapes and he leap frogs Christian and hits a DDT for a near fall.
Christian with a cover and his feet on the ropes but the referee does not make the count. Christian kicks Ziggler away and he sets for a tornado DDT but Ziggler hits a super X Factor. Ziggler gets a near fall while Del Rio gets on the announce table.
The distraction allows Christian to hit the Killswitch for the three count.
After the match, Renee Young interviews Christian in the ring. Renee says that Christian has called himself a desperate man. Why is he directing his anger at Sheamus? Christian says that now he is the angry guy? Sheamus is now the good guy in all of this?
Sheamus makes his way to the ring while his music plays. Sheamus and Christian battle in the ring and Sheamus with punches. Sheamus tosses Christian across the ring and then he tries for the Brogue Kick but Christian avoids it and goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: WWE tag team champions Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso vs. Curtis Axel and Ryback in a non-title match
Jey and Axel start things off and Axel with an arm bar. Ryback tags in and he misses a clothesline. Jey with a head butt and chops to Ryback. Jimmy tags in and he chops Ryback. They go back and forth chopping Ryback but Ryback pushes them away. Jimmy and Jey with a double chop and Jimmy gets a near fall.
Ryback with a knee and side head lock. Axel makes the blind tag and he pulls the rope down and Jimmy falls to the floor. Axel runs Jimmy into the apron and he punches Jimmy. Axel rolls Jimmy back in and Axel with a knee to the head and he gets a near fall. Axel with a boot to Jimmy as Jimmy gets to the apron but Ryback tags in.
Axel with a slingshot elbow to Jimmy and Ryback with a wrist lock and he lifts Jimmy in the air to work on the arm. Ryback with a key lock on Jimmy. Jimmy with punches but Ryback with a knee and slam. Ryback goes to the turnbuckles for the dive but Jimmy moves and tags in Jey.
Jey with punches to Ryback. Jey with a savate kick and punch. Ryback catches Jey and sets for a power slam but Jey escapes and hits a Bubba Bomb. Jey with a Samoan drop on Ryback and then he this the running butt splash into the corner. Axel breaks up the cover. Axel goes over the top rope when he goes after Jimmy.
Ryback tries for a power slam on Jey but Jey gets out of the hold. Jimmy and Jey with a double super kick. Jimmy with a plancha onto Axel on the floor while Jey hits the Superfly splash for the three count.
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
We go to the Raw Rebound with a look at what Brock Lesnar did on Raw to Mark Henry.
We go to commercial.
Byron Saxton is in the interview area with Kane. Byron asks Kane about his loss on Main Event and his tag match tonight. Kane says that Daniel Bryan was lucky and his luck runs out tonight. As long as he has known Daniel, he has anger issues. This anger forces Daniel to make bad decisions, like challenge Triple H to a match at Wrestlemania. He will rip off Daniel’s beard and shove it down his throat.
Match Number Three: Eva Marie and Natalya vs. WWE Divas champion AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Eva Marie and Tamina start things off. Tamina pushes Eva and applies a side head lock and takes Eva to the mat. Eva stomps on the foot and reverses the side head lock. Eva with a shoulder tackle and Tamina goes to the floor. Eva with an arm drag into an arm bar.
AJ pushes Eva in the back of the head and Tamina hits Eva from behind. Tamina with a kick and AJ wants to tag in. AJ with a back elbow and she gets a near fall. AJ sends Eva into the turnbuckles and Tamina tags in. Tamina with a kick and European uppercut. AJ tags back in and she kicks Eva in the midsection.
AJ with a reverse chin lock into a sleeper. Eva gets to her feet and she escapes the hold. AJ grabs the leg but Eva kicks her away. Natalya tags in and she blocks a kick and hits a clothesline followed by a kick and suplex. Natalya with a second suplex. AJ with a kick to Natalya but Natalya with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Tamina breaks up the cover and she knees Natalya. Natalya with a discus clothesline to Tamina. She misses a discus clothesline on AJ and AJ tries for a sunset flip but Natalya applies the Sharpshooter and AJ taps out.
Winners: Natalya and Eva Marie
We take a look at the video package for Paul Bearer for the WWE Hall of Fame.
The Shield make their way to the ring. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose are the first two to make their way to the ring for this Summit of Shield proportions.
We see what happened last week when Seth Rollins walked away during the rematch of their match at Elimination Chamber against the Wyatt Family.
Dean says that they can handle getting beat up and being hurt. They can handle physical pain, but there is one thing that he cannot handle, tolerate, or keep him up at night. He cannot take being lied to somebody that he trusts.
He feels like they have been lied to for the last 18 months. He thought the Shield had each other’s backs. Apparently Seth Rollins did not have their backs on Monday. He walked out on them in the middle of a war. They are not much for talking now.
Since Seth called for this summit, why not come out. Come out here and tell him a story or tell him a lie. He needs to explain himself and he better do it fast because of the look on Roman’s face.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he stops on the apron.
Roman tells Seth that before he opens his mouth, he hopes he thought about what to say and he hopes it is good.
Seth says leaving them to face the Wyatts three on two might not have been the best time. The war is not against the Wyatts, but it is among them. The Shield might not be the same, but Seth says that he sacrificed himself to get each other on the same page.
Dean says that he did not realize Seth made such a sacrifice leaving them for dead against the Wyatts. What Seth did was different than what happened to Dean. Dean says that he fought off his opponents while Seth walked off.
Seth tells them to look at each other. They are standing in the same ring on the same page. They are seeing things eye to eye. He is proving his point and he is halfway there.
Seth enters the ring and he says that they can call this right now. They can walk and go their separate ways and they will be fine because they are all talented men. What if ‘fine’ is not good enough? Since they came to the WWE, they have kicked walls down. If they stand together, no one can touch them. Not the Wyatts, not the Undertaker, and not John Cena. They need to do what they know what to do. They need to take this place back.
Dean wants to know if that was it. Is that the great explanation by the architect of the Shield? Dean pushes Seth down but Roman pushes Dean down.
Seth says that he knows what will make this work and make him feel better. Seth slaps Dean in the face. Seth says that he feels a lot better. It felt great. Now that it is out of his system, he is going to let Dean get it out of his system and do what is best for the team.
Ambrose slaps Rollins.
Seth wants to know if they are done here or are they ‘done’?
Seth puts his fist out and Roman hesitates before joining him in the Shield Salute. Dean looks around and he says something before joining the semi-circle of trust.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus
They lock up and Del Rio backs Sheamus into the corner. Sheamus favors his injured arm and Del Rio with punches. Sheamus with punches to Del Rio followed by shoulders in the corner. Sheamus clotheslines Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus goes to the apron but he misses a clothesline when Del Rio moves. Sheamus with a Finlay Slam on the floor.
Sheamus sends Del Rio into the ringside barrier and then back into the ring before the ten count. Sheamus with a knee drop to the head and then he drops more knees to Del Rio. Alberto rolls to the floor and Sheamus follows. Del Rio sends Sheamus shoulder first into the ring steps. Del Rio slams Sheamus’ head into the ring steps. Del Rio with a drop kick to the injured arm against the ring steps.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a step up enziguri to Sheamus while Sheamus was on the top turnbuckle. Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with an arm bar. We see footage from the commercial break when Del Rio had a cross arm breaker on Sheamus while in the ropes.
Sheamus punches Alberto but Del Rio with a kick to the shoulder. Del Rio misses a splash in the ropes and goes to the apron. Sheamus with a clothesline to Del Rio. Sheamus with two double sledges followed by an attempted shoulder in the corner but Del Rio gets his knees up. Del Rio runs into a tilt-a-whirl slam for a near fall.
Sheamus goes up top but Del Rio punches Sheamus in the injured arm. Sheamus goes to the apron and he tries to set up Del Rio for the forearms and he connects but Del Rio escapes and drops the injured arm on the top rope. Del Rio with a super kick to Sheamus on the apron and Del Rio gets a near fall.
Del Rio signals for the cross arm breaker and he tries to float over but Sheamus escapes and he hits the shoulder in the corner followed by a knee lift. Sheamus tries for White Noise but Del Rio escapes. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio with a divorce court and he applies the cross arm breaker but Sheamus is able to get out of the hold and he picks up Del Rio with his bad arm for a single arm power bomb.
Del Rio reapplies the cross arm breaker and Sheamus gets his foot on the roe. Del Rio with kicks to the head. Del Rio argues with the referee and he grabs the arm again. The referee pulls Del Rio out of the corner and Sheamus with a Brogue kick for the three count.
The Wyatts appear on the screen and Luke asks John why he does it. Is it the fame? Is it the glory? When will he realize it is one big nothing?
Bray says it is happening. We are not in Wonderland any more Alice. John Cena feels the need to fill this void inside of him. A burden of his legacy weighs down heavily on his shoulders. What would John Cena be without his legacy? Bray says that he has a legacy too.
His father was the war. His brother was the snare that entrapped him and forced him to watch. His mother was the streets that taught him to survive. The world is his teacher. He is what you made him. He does not want to save John Cena. There is nothing left for him to fix. He wants to stand back and lower his hands as it all burns down.
Follow the Buzzards.
Batista is in the locker room and Byron Saxton asks him about his match later tonight. Batista says Daniel Bryan is starting to face reality that there is nothing special about him. He says that it is all good. He will run through Daniel Bryan and Kane by himself. He needs to focus on Randy Orton. When he wins the title at Wrestlemania, there will be a real man who is the face of the WWE.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Smackdown Panel. Josh introduces the panel, Booker T, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and Alex Riley.
Josh asks them what has stood out so far. Booker mentions the Shield Summit. They are brothers to the bone. Duggan talks about the Sheamus/Del Rio match. Sheamus was behind on points but he got the win. Riley talks about the main event and he is excited to see it.
We are back and Lana is on the stage with her Bulgarian platform. She speaks in Russian and then she tells America rise for the man who will invade the WWE. The Bulgarian Brute, the Super Athlete. . . Alexander Rusev.
Rusev comes out and he stands on his platform. He speaks in Bulgarian.
John and Michael talk about Rusev’s performance at the Royal Rumble.
We are reminded that Hulk Hogan will be on Raw with a Wrestlemania announcement.
Daniel Bryan and Big Show are in the interview area with Renee Young.
She asks them about their match against Batista and Kane. Renee reminds Bryan of Batista’s comments about having to hide behind Big Show. Bryan says that Triple H must not be a real man because he hides behind anyone. He hides behind Randy Orton, Kane, Batista, the Shield, and even his wife’s skirt. That isn’t a real man.
Show asks if he should get some skinny jeans to be a real man. He says that they are going to go out there to show Batista and Kane what ordinary guys can do. They are like David and Goliath. Show says Respect the Beard . . . Fear the Giant. Daniel yeses us out of the interview.
We see footage from the weekly Triple H interview where Cole asked Triple H if he was scared of Daniel Bryan. Hunter wanted to know if Cole was serious. Cole says that everyone he has spoken with feels that Hunter is afraid of Daniel Bryan. Hunter says that he has the same exact answer to Cole’s question as he had to Daniel Bryan’s question . . . NO.
Match Number Five: Kane and Batista vs. Daniel Bryan and Big Show
Bryan and Kane start things off and Kane with a kick and punch. Kane with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Bryan with a Thesz Press and punches to Kane. Bryan with kicks and he tags in Show. Show Irish whips Bryan into the corner for a drop kick. Show with a punch to Kane.
Show with a Shhhh chop in the corner. Show with a head butt and Kane goes down. Show with another head butt. Show with an Irish whip and splash into the corner but Kane with a drop kick to the knee. Batista tags in and they try for a double suplex but Show blocks it and Show with a double suplex.
Bryan tags in and he hits a suicide dive onto Kane and Batista and after soaring and scoring, he goes back into the ring and we go to commercial.
Batista returns to the ring and Bryan sends Batista into the turnbuckles and kicks Batista in the corner. Show tags in and he punches Batista in the ribs. Show with a slam followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Show sends Batista into the turnbuckles and then he gives Batista a Shhhh chop.
The crowd wants one more and Show sets Batista up and he connects again. Batista punches Show a few times and tries for a guillotine but Show with a slam.
Show walks across Batista’s chest and he sets for the Shhhh chop but Batista moves. Show with a chop. Show sends Batista into the turnbuckles and Bryan tags in. Bryan with kicks to the chest and legs. Bryan sends Batista into the turnbuckles and he kicks Batista. Batista with an Irish whip and Bryan flips out of the corner and hits a flying clothesline. Bryan with a drop kick to knock Kane off the apron.
Bryan with a series of kicks and then he sets for the round kick but Batista ducks it and Batista with a spinebuster for a near fall. Kane tags in and he sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he punches Bryan. Kane puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex. Bryan holds on to the turnbuckles and Bryan knocks Kane to the mat.
Bryan with a missile drop kick to Kane. Batista tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Batista with a short arm clothesline and Show has something to say to Batista from the apron. Batista with a hard Irish whip to Bryan and Bryan does the Michaels flip. Batista with a forearm to the throat.
Bryan with punches but Batista with a shoulder tackle. Batista shakes the ropes and it is time for the Batista Bomb. Bryan counters and he connects with a round kick to the head. Both men are down. Show tags in and so does Kane. Show with clotheslines followed by a running butt splash into the corner and a flying shoulder tackle to Kane.
Bryan tags in and he goes up top for the diving head butt and he connects for a near fall. Batista breaks up the cover and Show pushes Batista to the floor. Show and Batista go to the floor and Show sends Batista into the ring post.
Kane runs into boots from Bryan in the corner and Bryan comes off the turnbuckles but Kane grabs him by the throat. Kane sets for a choke slam but Bryan counters with a sunset flip but Kane does not go over. Kane gets to the ropes and Show with a punch to the head and Bryan gets the three count.
Winners: Big Show and Daniel Bryan