Location: Greensboro, NC
Date: May 16, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
The show begins highlighting the events of Daniel Bryan requiring neck surgery. Stephanie McMahon says she has been trying to tell everyone that he is a B+ Player. McMahon calls Daniel out, when Kane drags Bryan’s beaten body down the ramp. Daniel is carried away by medical into an ambulance, while Stephanie is apologizing to Bryan. Brie Bella tells McMahon to stay away, while pushing her back.
John Cena makes his way to the ring.
Cena starts by wishing Daniel Bryan a quick recovery. However, Cena gets to answer Wyatt’s challenge of a Last Man Standing Match. Cena says Wyatt hasn’t been in that match, and he runs down the rules of them. Cena goes over his own, saying he even faced JBL in a tough match. Cena says Wyatt can sound tough, but lacks marbles, rocks, pebbles, or raisins. Cena says Wyatt’s new song should go, “I’ve got no pearls in my pants.” Cena says Wyatt obviously doesn’t have brains either, saying he accepts his challenge. With that out of the way, Cena issues an open challenge to any member of the Wyatt Family.
Bray appears on the Titantron, by saying Cena thinks he knows him well, but he doesn’t. Wyatt says he walks with monsters and sings with spirits, and could be the most dangerous man in the world if wanted too. Wyatt says the last man standing with conquer all, but the loser with be forever trapped in what could have been, but will never be. Wyatt says he can make his jokes, but pities him. Wyatt says he wants to thank Cena find the cure to Cena’s plague – which is the cure that will take the air from his lungs. Wyatt says tonight one of them will stand to wait for the sunset, while the other lays in their own ignorance. Wyatt begins singing.
WWE tag team champions the Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. The Brotherhood (Cody Rhodes and Goldust) in a non-title match
Goldust and Jey starts off, as Uso is taken to the mat with a shoulder. Goldust connects with a few Arm Drags and a Reverse Atomic Drop. The two begin pushing each other, until Goldust tags Rhodes, who comes in the ring with a Missile Dropkick. Rhodes locks in a Hammerlock, but Jimmy is tagged. Uso connects with an elbow strike. Pin, but a kick out. Jey is tagged, as he works on the arm of Rhodes. Cody goes for a Jackknife cover, but a kick out. Jimmy is tagged, until Goldust tags himself in the corner. Uso is hit with a couple knee drops. Rhodes gets a cheap shot, but is slapped to pay for it. Uso is kicked by Rhodes, as Goldust pins him.
Goldust locks in an Arm Drag to Jey, but follows with a Spinebuster. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes is tagged, as he connects with strikes to Jey. Rhodes whips Uso, but is slapped in the face. Rhodes follows with an Uppercut. Rhodes catches a kick, but is hit with a Swinging Enziguri. Goldust is tagged, as he is kicked while bowing. Goldust is sent over the top when the ropes are pulled down. Rhodes and Jimmy are tagged, as Uso cleans house. Pin, but a kick out. Uso goes for a Neckbreaker, but is put in a Cross Rhodes. Uso gets out with a Corkscrew Moonsault. Rhodes connects with a Disaster Kick. Pin, but the other Uso pulls Rhodes off. Rhodes is blasted with a Superkick, and hit with a Superfly Splash.
Winners: The Usos (Pinfall)
El Torito vs. Heath Slater
The Matadores throw a cape to Slater, as he tries to tame the bull. Slater throws it out of the ring, as he starts charging around. Slater grabs him, but is kicked. Slater picks up Torito, and connects with a Body Slam. Slater misses with a corner shoulder, as he stops a Gore from Torito. Hornswoggle enters the ring, as he tries to do that to Torito, but he moves. Slater is hit in the gut by Hornswoggle, and then hit with a Bullsault by El Torito.
Winner: El Torito (Pinfall)
A Shield and Evolution video package is shown.
Nikki Bella vs. Natalya (Special Guest Referee: Eva Marie)
Natalya locks in the leg, but Bella powers Natalya to the mat. Natalya reverses it, as Natalya connects with a Headlock Takeover. Natalya rolls over Bella, as he is rolled up in a Jackknife cover. Natalya reverses, and connects with a Discus Lariat. Nikki connects with a Facebuster across the knee. Natalya is thrown into the corner, but reverses Bella, and throws her to the mat. Natalya locks in a Surfboard, into a pin. Nikki reverses into a pin.
Winner: Nikki Bella (Pinfall)
Backstage, Renee Young interviews Dolph Ziggler as she talks about him tweeting about Batista. Ziggler says since he came back, he has been a disappointment. Ziggler says that is because he didn’t evolve. Ziggler says the Show Off is going to show him up.
Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler quickly ducks around Batista, and leaves the ring. Ziggler runs back in, attacking Batista. They fight on the floor, as Batista throws Ziggler into the barricade. Batista throws Ziggler into the steel steps. Ziggler whips Ziggler across the ring by his hair. Batista connects with a Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Batista locks in a Headlock, as Ziggler stands out. Ziggler goes for a DDT, but Batista connects with a Spinebuster. Batista goes for a Batista Bomb, but Ziggler gets out and connects with a Jumping DDT. Ziggler side steps Batista, as he goes into the corner. Ziggler connects with punches to the corner, as Batista connects with a Low Blow.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (DQ)
Batista connects with a Batista Bomb. Batista leaves, but comes back and ambushes Ziggler. Batista connects with a Bomb onto the barricade.
Titus O’Neil introduces Sheamus as the United States Champion. Titus says he didn’t pin anybody for the United States Championship, but isn’t from the US. Titus says Sheamus is tough, but so are the Divas. Titus says he will give Sheamus the opportunity to leave the ring.
WWE United States champion Sheamus vs. Titus O’Neil in a non-title match
Sheamus connects with a Brogue Kick.
Winner: Sheamus (Pinfall)
Backstage, Byron Saxton is looking for Adam Rose. They speak of Colter and Swagger, as he wants them to only be fun. Rose says they are lemons. Rose invites Bryon onto the bus.
Damien Sandow is in the ring with an open challenge.
Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella
Sandow throws strikes to Sandow, with multiple knees. Sandow is hit in the corner, and hit with the Cobra.
Winner: Santino Marella (Pinfall)
Sandow grabs a mic, saying he is a good soldier. Sandow says the smart guy loses and everyone is happy. They cut Sandow’s mic, as he yells that he is handcuffed.
A John Cena and Susan G. Komen video is shown.
R-Truth is in the ring. Heyman speaks of the truth being that a Paul Heyman guy is the most prestigious. Heyman proves this by saying Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker’s streak and Cesaro won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. Heyman introduces Cesaro.
Cesaro w/ Paul Heyman vs. R-Truth
Cesaro runs at Truth with kicks. Truth rolls up Cesaro, but a kick out. Cesaro is taken to the corner, as Truth does a Float Over. Kick, followed by a kick out. Truth goes for a Scissor Kick, but misses, eating a Swiss Death and a Neutralizer.
Winner: Cesaro (Pinfall)
John Cena makes his way to the ring. All three Wyatts surround the ring. The Usos make their way to the ring, to even the odds.
John Cena w/ The Usos vs. Erick Rowan w/ Wyatt Family
Rowan attacks Cena in the corner, slamming his head into the turnbuckle. Cena fights back with fists, but is taken out with a shoulder. Rowan connects with a Powerslam. Rowan elbows Cena in the back of the head. Cena is thrown out of the ring. Rowan follows him out, and throws him into the steel steps. Pin, but a kick out. Rowan digs fists into the head of Cena, but he stands out. Cena connects with a Dropkick, but Rowan hits a Big Boot. Rowan connects with a Pumphandle Backbreaker. Cena is sent to the apron, but gets Rowan in the ropes. Cena is hit with a Clothesline. Pin, but a kick out. The two trade fists, but Rowan tackles Cena across the ring. Cena goes for a shoulder, but is caught in a bear hug. Rowan then connects with a Swinging Sidewalk Slam. Pin, bit a kick out. Cena connects with a 5 Knuckle and goes for an AA. Rowan catches Cena in a Fallaway Slam. Rowan slams Cena in the corner. Rowan runs, but is caught in an STF. Harper interrupts, as the Usos stop him. Cena is locked in a Claw and slammed to the mat. Pin, but a kick out. Rowan gets caught in an AA.
Winner: John Cena (Pinfall)