Location: Lincoln, NE
Date: September 5, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tom Phillips, and JBL
We see video from this past Monday’s RAW when John Cena attempted to prove to Triple H that he is ready for Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions.
John Cena’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Cena has a mic and says he is wearing the right colors in this state, for the rest of the world watching, we are at the University of Nebraska tonight. In 3 weeks at Night of Champions, I will face Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions for the WWE World Title. No more talk about change, or what is best for business, in less than 3 weeks, I will face Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions for the WWE World Title, the match is made, so enough. Stop talking about if it’s right or wrong, if I’m ready or not, if I can or I can’t, if I should or I shouldn’t, stop. I’ve been here for 12 years, I’ve have thousands of matches, yet after SummerSlam, all the Superstars, including the Authority, Triple H himself, were looking at me like I’m at the end of my road.
They’re looking at me like I’m some fragile, old man, brought down here to do the Queen’s wave because it’s best for business. My name is John Cena, I’m a WWE Superstar and I fight. I fight because I wanna be the champion and I wanna be the champion because it’s the symbol of excellence. And when the day comes and I step my two feet in this ring and I don’t want to be champion, I turn around, walk out and never come back. Crowd chants for Cena. Cena says the crowd understands, but everyone in WWE thinks that after this one match at SummerSlam, they don’t get it and it was after one match with the most destructive force that has ever step foot in the WWE and that is Brock Lesnar.
Since 2012 when Brock came back, he has destroyed everything in his path. Brock Lesnar is for real, Brock Lesnar is everything Paul Heyman says he is and more and I know Night of Champions will be difficult, but I have my match, I’ll find my resolve and at Night of Champions, I get my redemption and I don’t care if Brock Lesnar is a bad-ass, or if Paul Heyman is a loudmouth, or if Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels don’t think that I have a chance, or if Hogan Knows Best, or if Triple H can’t make a decision, shocker, I will stand right here and say “Line them up, I’ll knock them down” and still say that you can get the WWE Network for $9.99! So what the hell is the point of all this? Here’s why. I’m going to Night of Champions to beat Brock Lesnar, I’m going to Night of Champions to beat Brock Lesnar’s………..
All of a sudden, the music of Corporate Kane hits as he & Seth Rollins make their way to the ring. Kane says that he has to be honest, I think Cena is starting to lose it. Rollins says that it’s like when a 50-year old goes out and buys a dozen sports cars, Cena, are you having a mid-career crisis? Kane says we refer to that as over-compensating.
Cena says he is getting psychological advice from a hell-raised demon and brother of a dead guy, who is now the poster child for Men’s Warehouse. And you, Mr. Plan B, why don’t you kiss my Plan A, the grown-ups are talking, get in the corner and shut up.
Kane says to Cena to be careful, although I’m a competitor, I’m also in a position of power in this company and I can schedule in a match right now that would test your absolute limits. So, if I were you, I’d watch my tone.
The music of Roman Reigns hits as he makes his way through the crowd and to the ring. Reigns grabs a mic and says that this coming Monday Night on RAW, I’m gonna finish my business with Randy Orton and I’d love to start right now, but he’s not here tonight, so that allows me to focus all my attention on these two corporate suck-ups and I’d love nothing more than to make your lives a living hell and I say we get started right here, right now, TONIGHT!
Cena says that myself and the Big Red of Nebraska can believe that!
Kane says wait, you two thought that you were gonna face us? Rollins says that this is why you’re you and we’re us. Just when you think you are catching up, the Authority is ten steps ahead of you.
The Wyatt Family sounder hits and the lights go out. When the lights come back on, the Wyatt Family is standing at ringside, in front of Kane & Rollins.
Chris Jericho‘s music hits and he goes onto the rampway, followed by Mark Henry & The Big Show.
Jericho, Henry & Show begin walking down to the ring, but then, the music of WWE COO Triple H’s music hits and he makes his way onto the rampway. Triple H says that no matter how much you love your job, there is just something that is just a burden to do, you know, it’s like busy work, you don’t wanna have to come out and do it, but you just have to. So, here I am to do my busy work, because I wouldn’t want John Cena, the great, all-mighty, John Cena, to think that the Authority can’t make a decision.
So here’s goes my busy work. Let me tell you something, playa, this is how it’s going to be on Friday Night Smackdown. It’ll be the team of Kane, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family against…….well, you guys get it, you know the drill, and it’s a ten-man tag starring everybody here, including Roman Reigns and John Cena. Now, how about that, playa? Holla! Triple H then leaves to Theodore Long’s old theme music.
Back from commercial, the two combatants are already in the ring for our first match as WWE United States Champion Sheamus joins commentary.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro in a non-title match
Cesaro with an amateur takedown and rides across Ziggler’s back early. Cesaro paintbrushes Ziggler in the back of the head and locks in a side headlock. Ziggler tries to fight out, but Cesaro keeps the hold maintained. Cesaro with a shoulder tackle, then blocks a hiptoss, but Ziggler with a neckbreaker, followed by a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Cesaro runs into a back elbow by Ziggler, but then catches Ziggler in mid-air off the middle rope and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Cesaro taunts Sheamus, then hits a big right hand to Ziggler. Cesaro goes outside, chokes Ziggler in the ropes, and then hits an uppercut. Cesaro goes over to the commentary table and continues to taunt Sheamus. Back in, Cesaro gets a 1 count. Cravate applied as the crowd wills on Ziggler. Ziggler fights back, then hits a Sunset flip for a near fall. Cesaro with right hands from the mount, followed by a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Cesaro locks back in the cravate. Ziggler fights out, but Cesaro blocks another Sunset flip attempt, gorilla presses Ziggler and hits a gutbuster for a near fall. Cesaro has words with the ref as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Ziggler counters out of the cravate by Cesaro with a jawbreaker. Cesaro misses a clothesline and Ziggler with a dropkick. Ziggler charges in, but Cesaro catches him with a big uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro goes for a Tiger Bomb, but Ziggler counters it with a facebuster for a near fall. Ziggler spins around Cesaro and locks in the Sleeper, but Cesaro drives him into the corner to get free, followed by a back elbow. Cesaro catches a superkick by Ziggler, but misses a clothesline. Cesaro goes for Swiss Death, but Ziggler counters with a DDT for a near fall. Cesaro avoids the Fameasser by Ziggler and DRILLS him with a clothesline.
Cesaro goes to lift up Ziggler, but Ziggler counters with a roll-up for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Cesaro attacks Ziggler from behind afterwards. Sheamus leaves commentary and gets in the ring to stop Cesaro. Cesaro & Sheamus have words, then Sheamus throws the US Title belt at Cesaro and DRILLS him with the Brogue Kick! Sheamus stands tall over Cesaro, then leaves.
Backstage, Stardust says that we almost had them, we need what they have, but “Usy” hurt his knee, he’s a LIAR, but that scream, like a ion screeching through the atmosphere, its driving me mad! Goldust comes in and shushes Stardust, then says that we all go a little mad sometimes and they’ll get what they deserve and at Night of Champions, we will get what we deserve. Stardust says that if the stars won’t align, we’ll align them ourselves. Goldust says that the Usos will never forget the names of………………Gold & Stardust!
WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso vs. Heath Slater
Jey comes out with a crutch for his injured leg. Slater backs Jimmy into the corner, but misses a right hand and Jimmy with a series of chops. Jimmy slides to block a whip, but misses a corner charge and Slater hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. Slater stomps away at Jimmy, then hits a soccer kick to the ribs and a right hand. Chinlock applied, Jey wills on his brother. Jimmy fights out and hits a big right hand. Slater sends Jimmy into the middle turnbuckle, then chokes him with his knee. Slater taunts the crowd, but then Jimmy with a savate kick to the ribs. Jimmy heads up top and hits a corkscrew moonsault to Slater for a near fall. O’Neil gets on the apron, but Jey comes over to stop him. Jimmy superkicks O’Neil off the apron, but then Slater with a side kick to Jimmy for a near fall. Jimmy gets out of an Implant DDT by Slater, but runs into a boot. Slater leaps off the middle rope, but Jimmy DRILLS him in mid-air with a superkick!
Jimmy heads up top, USO SPLASH!! 1-2-3!
Winner: Jimmy Uso
The Usos celebrate Jimmy’s win afterwards.
We see video from RAW when Brie Bella shoved down her sister, Nikki Bella, into the Divas Champion, Paige, knocking them both down.
We see video from WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut earlier today with Stephanie McMahon announcing that at Night of Champions, WWE Divas Champion Paige will defend the title against AJ Lee & Nikki Bella in a Triple Threat Match.
Backstage, Byron Saxton interviews Nikki Bella. Nikki says that she wants to thank Stephanie for this amazing opportunity, she is so excited and I’m starting to understand what it’s like to have a real sister. All the turmoil in my life is finally coming to an end and I’m finally getting my opportunity without Brie’s shadow hanging over me. Nikki says she was shocked at what Brie did to her on RAW and it hurt her emotionally and I understand why Brie apologized. Brie has hurt me emotionally my whole life and that’s why I’m not apologizing for anything that I have done. I’ve just been through so much anguish and hardship in my life. As far as Brie’s match tonight with Paige, good luck.
Rusev & Lana make their way to the ring. We see video from RAW when Rusev interfered in Mark Henry’s tag match against the Wyatt Family, laying him out with a superkick. Lana has a mic and says that they say that this is America’s heartland. “USA” chants by the crowd. Lana tells the crowd to shut up. Lana says that this is what you call an oxymoron because America has no heart, but if it did, it’s made in China. America once was a very powerful entity, but its past its prime and is soon to be irrelevant, just like your Mark Henry. The Russian Flag comes down over top the ring. Lana says that Rusev, the Super Athlete, defines Russians as…………
The music of Mark Henry hits and he makes his way onto the rampway. Henry says to Lana that didn’t he tell her that she runs off at the mouth too much. See, y’all shown me your true colors over the last few weeks and it’s not the colors on the Russian flag. Rusev, I made a challenge to you, but that’s not the question. The question is, are you gonna accept my challenge, or are you gonna hide behind that loudmouth woman that looks like an escort? “USA” chants by the crowd.
Lana tells the crowd to shut up again. We will prove America’s inferiority when we defeat your former Olympian at the Night of Champions, we will show how pathetic you are.
Henry says that at Night of Champions, I’m gonna give you a good, old-fashioned, red, white and blue ass-whooping, you understand me?
Nikki Bella & AJ Lee join commentary for our next match.
Brie Bella vs. WWE Divas champion Paige in a non-title match
Brie comes out to new music as Stephanie McMahon stated on RAW that the Bella Twins‘ music belongs solely to Nikki. Paige taunts Brie as the bell sounds. Brie with a series of forearms, but Paige with a gut kick. Brie with an amateur takedown and the two begin cat-fighting on the mat. They break, then Brie backs Paige into the ropes and breaks clean. Brie takes Paige down, then Paige plays cat & mouse with her. Brie grabs Paige from the outside, but Paige brings Brie to the outside! Paige skips around the ring, then kisses the Divas Title belt. Brie gets back in, but Paige with a series of back clubs. Paige stalks Brie and hits a series of headbutts from the mount. Paige goes to the apron, drapes Brie across the ropes and hits a series of knees to the ribs. Back in, Paige misses a clothesline and Brie hits a flying clothesline. Dropkick and a knee to the ribs by Brie, then she fires up. Running knee in the ropes by Brie as the crowd does the “YES” chant. AJ removes her headset and goes over to Nikki as Brie hits a missile dropkick off the top to Paige. Brie looks at what is going on outside as Nikki shoves AJ. AJ then shoves Nikki down and unloads with shots to her. Brie goes outside and pulls AJ off of her sister. Ref continues his count as Brie gets back in.
Paige grabs Brie as Brie is coming back in and hits the RamPaige for the win.
Paige celebrates her win afterwards as AJ stares her down.
The Wyatt Family sounder plays as we go to a promo from the Wyatt Family. Luke Harper says that he is the serpent and unfortunately for you, little rat, you cannot out-run your fate. Bray Wyatt comes in and says that it’s almost too late for you, Chris, the reapers are calling you out by name and tonight, all of the wicked will be punished but Monday, is all for you, you gotta pay for your sins, Chris. Erick Rowan says to run.
Bo Dallas vs. Zack Ryder
Ryder quickly hits a dropkick, but Bo with a series of forearms, followed by a back suplex. Knee to the face and a right hand by Bo. Ryder then sidesteps a backdrop attempt with a facebuster. Bo blocks double knees by Ryder off the ropes and sweeps out his legs, sending him crashing to the mat.
Bo hits the Bo-Dog for the win.
Winner: Bo Dallas
Afterwards, Bo has a mic and says that to his fellow Americans, since you all live in Nebraska, something terrible has obviously happened to you in your life. But, if Jack Swagger can turn it all around, then America can turn it all around and you can all turn your lives around, all you have to do is one thing, please rise and place your right hand over your hearts and in a loud, clear voice, say it with me………
The music of Jack Swagger hits as he & Zeb Colter make their onto the rampway. Swagger charges to the ring, but Bo goes after him. The two slug it out, with Bo gaining advantage going to the injured ribs of Swagger. Swagger slams Bo down, then goes for the Patriot Lock, but Bo kicks him off. Swagger with a big boot that sends Bo to the outside.
Zeb grabs a mic and says to Bo that if he is gonna try and say something, at least try and say it right, this is how you say it. I want every real American in this building to please rise, put your hand over your heart and in a loud, clear voice, say along with us, WE THE PEOPLE!!
We see video from RAW 3 weeks ago when Seth Rollins curb stomped Dean Ambrose into cinder blocks, then video from 2 weeks ago when Roman Reigns threw a cinder block at Rollins, who ducked, causing the cinder block to smash against the ringpost.
Main Event in a 10-Man Tag: Seth Rollins, Kane & The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, & Erick Rowan) vs. Mark Henry, The Big Show, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, & John Cena
Rollins & Show start. Rollins with some leg kicks early, but Show with a series of gut shots in the corner, followed by a big overhand chop. More gut shots and another overhand chop by Show in the corner. Henry in, avalanche in the corner to Rollins. Henry with a headbutt, then hits a JYD-style headbutt to Rollins. Show in, flying hip attack in the corner on Rollins. Show gorilla presses Rollins, but Rollins gets free and tags in Wyatt. Wyatt charges in, but Show with a standing armdrag. Wyatt with gut shots, but Show throws him into the corner. Rowan in, series of forearms to Show. Show then with a SUNSET FLIP for a near fall. Show with a flying shoulder tackle. Show rips at Rowan’s shirt and hits him with an overhand chop. Henry in, avalanche in the corner to Rowan. Headbutt and a series of shoulders to the ribs of Rowan by Henry in the corner. Jericho in, heads up top and hits an elbow to the back of Rowan. Dropkick to the back of Rowan’s head by Jericho as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Show with a big overhand chop to Kane in the corner. Kane fights back, but Show with a flying hip attack in the corner. Show off the ropes, but Kane with a dropkick to his knees. Wyatt in, series of right hands to Show from the mount. Harper in, gut shot and a front elbow drop to Show’s back. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Show. Show fights out, but Harper with a DROPKICK for a near fall as Show throws Harper out of the ring. Rollins in, stomps away at Show. Rollins with a series of elbow drops to the leg of Show, then mocks Cena. Kane in, running boot to Show. Kane stomps away at Show and chokes him with his boot. Wyatt in, stomps away at Show. Show fights back, but Wyatt with a basement DDT for a near fall. Harper in, Gator Roll to Show into a side headlock. Show counters out with a back suplex.
Reigns in, 2 clotheslines to Harper, then knocks Kane off the apron. Harper misses a clothesline and Reigns with a flying clothesline. Avalanche in the corner by Reigns, followed by a big right hand and a Samoan Drop to Harper. Reigns knocks Rollins off the apron, then goes out after him on the outside. Reigns sends Rollins into the barricade. Harper goes out after Reigns and the two brawl at ringside. Harper sends Reigns into the barricade, then drives him into the barricade back-first as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Rowan has Reigns in a head vice, driving his fists against the temples of Reigns. Reigns fights out with a headbutt, but Rowan sidesteps a charge, sending Reigns through the ropes and to the outside. Rollins taunts Reigns and stomps away at him on the outside. Rollins sends Reigns into the ringpost, then into the barricade. Back in, Rollins paintbrushes Reigns in the back of the head, then locks in a chinlock. Dueling chants for Cena from the crowd. Reigns fights out, but misses a clothesline and Rollins hits an enziguri for a near fall. Harper in, crowd chants for Reigns. Reigns blocks a suplex by Harper and hits one of his own, both men down. Both men get back up, but Harper with a running boot to Reigns for a near fall. Kane in, places Reigns up top and hits a throat thrust. Kane goes up with Reigns, but Reigns blocks a superplex and knocks Kane off. Reigns then with a flying clothesline off the top, both men down.
Jericho in, series of chops to Kane. Kane misses a clothesline and Jericho with a flying forearm. Jericho sent onto the apron, but he heads up top and hits a double sledge. Running bulldog by Jericho, followed by the Lionsault. Kane goozles Jericho, but Jericho fights out of the Chokeslam with elbows. Kane misses a clothesline and Jericho hits a step-up enziguri. Jericho takes Kane down and goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Wyatt comes in. Jericho goes after Wyatt, who slithers out to the outside to get away. The distraction allows Kane to hit Jericho with a big boot. Harper in, series of elbow drops to Jericho as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Rollins hits Jericho with a Slingblade for a near fall. Rollins with a series of back clubs as he taunts Show. Rollins mocks Show by hitting Jericho with an overhand chop. Jericho then backdrops Rollins over the ropes and to the outside. Rollins gets back in and stops Jericho from making a tag. Wyatt in, splash & a series of headbutts to Jericho. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Jericho. Jericho gets to his feet, but Wyatt takes him back down. Jericho fights out, but Wyatt with the Torpedo Crossbody for a near fall. Wyatt does the crab walk and measures Jericho. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Jericho fights out with elbows, then hits a dropkick, both men down.
Rollins & Cena in. Rollins misses a clothesline, Cena with 2 running shoulder tackles, Rollins misses another clothesline, Cena hits the Proto-Plex. Cena with a “you can’t see me” to Kane on the apron, then hits Rollins with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena lifts up Rollins for the Attitude Adjustment, but Kane breaks it up with a throat thrust. Reigns in, Superman Punch to Kane! Harper in, SUPERKICK to Reigns! Henry in, body block to Harper! Rowan in, clothesline to Henry. Show in, SUPERKICK to Rowan! Wyatt in, TORPEDO CROSSBODY to Show! Jericho with a right hand to Wyatt that sends him to the outside. Rollins in, springboard knee strike to Jericho! Cena back in, takes down Rollins and locks him in the STF.
The Wyatt Family comes in and attacks Cena, referee throws the match out.
Results: No Contest
The assault continues by the Wyatts on Cena afterwards. Everyone gets back in and begins brawling with one another in the ring. Jericho with a Codebreaker to Wyatt. Show throws Rowan to Henry, then goozles Harper. Show with a Chokeslam to Harper, then Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam to Rowan. Reigns shoves Kane off, Kane misses a clothesline, SPEAR by Reigns! Cena lifts up Rollins, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!!
The babyfaces stand tall in the ring as the show closes.