Location: Norfolk, VA
Date: May 21, 2015
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler
Roman Reigns makes his way through the crowd to the ring to open the show. Roman says he has some bad news, he didn’t win at Payback. But, he has some good news, he had a really good time at Payback. Any time you punch Seth Rollins in the mouth is a good time. The Shield hit a triple powerbomb and blew the roof off the place, and he went toe to toe with his bro, Dean Ambrose. No matter how many times he fights Seth Rollins, it’s never a fair fight. By next week he’ll have like 50 mini security guards with him. As much as he loves punching them in the face, but sometimes you gotta think with your head and not your fist. New game plan, Roman Reigns is entering the Money in the Bank ladder match. He is going to win, and you can BELIEVE THAT.
Dean Ambrose comes out and joins Roman in the ring. Dean says he’s sorry to interrupt, but when he heard Payback and that made his ears burn, so he went looking for a bucket of ice, made a wrong turn at catering and well here he is. Dean says when he heard of Money in the Bank, it got his heart rate going, he got excited. He realized that this year he won’t be in the ladder match, he’ll be champion. Roman says he knows, he’s proud of him for outsmarting Seth on Raw, but for once…think of an exit strategy.
Kane comes out and says he actually agrees with Roman. He had a poor exit strategy, getting Pedigreed by Seth Rollins. Ask Roman Reigns, the Authority always wins. Roman asks him how he knows if they win, he’s always on his back. Kane says since he’s out here clearing things up, Roman Reigns is NOT in the Money in the Bank ladder match. It’s not personal, but since Roman lost at WrestleMania, he lost at Payback, the only thing he’s earned is his spot at the back of the line. The only way he’ll get another shot is by proving it to Kane. Dean says Kane is Justin Bieber’s groupie doing his dirty work, he used to a brother of destruction now he’s the redheaded step brother of the Authority. Dean asks Kane if he likes eating Triple H and Stephanie’s scraps. Do they let him use a fork and knife or does he eat out of a bowl like the lapdog he is? Kane says he is giving Dean the chance to redeem himself against the man who planted his face in the mat on Raw, Bray Wyatt. Dean says GREAT! He was going to ask for that match anyway. Kane says as for Roman Reigns, he doesn’t have any plans for him tonight. He suggests that Roman take the night off and reflect on his failures. Roman says thanks, it was a rest day anyway, so he’ll turn it into a cheat day, go eat some crab cakes and cheesecake. But he’s going to be watching the show, and he is going to make sure every decision Kane makes is best for business, and you can believe that!
Los Matadores vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Cesaro and Kidd vs. The Ascension in a “Fatal 4-Way” match
Prime Time Players and New Day were on commentary for this one.
Sin Cara and Tyson Kidd start this off with a lock up. Sin Cara locks in a back submission and goes for a pin but Kidd reverse to a roll up, 1 count. Victor tags in for Sin Cara and takes down Kidd. Fernando tags in for Victor. El Torito goes for interference but Natty takes him down. Fernando gets tagged by Konnor and Konnor hits a big powerslam on Kidd. We head to break.
Konnor knocks down Cesaro as we return. Sin Cara tags Kidd and takes some quick offense to Konnor including a spring board elbow! Arm drag by Sin Cara and he goes for a Lionsault but Konnor gets his knees up. Victor tags in and stomps Sin Cara, then Konnor tags back. They lift Sin Cara up and slam him down, then Victor tags back in. Pin fall but Kalisto breaks it up, Victor punishes him with a ligerbomb. Victor gets tagged by Fernando and Victor is angry about it, Fernando gets in his face, so Victor gets out and slaps him to get back in. Fernando goes to blows with him. The Ascension and Los Matadores go out it. Sin Cara gets tagged out by Cesaro who goes to work on Victor. Running European Uppercuts 4 times. Cesaro sets Victor up for the Big Swing and Kidd hits the dropkick. Kidd gets tagged by Fernando who goes for the pin, but Cesaro breaks it up. Konnor in and takes out Cesaro, Diego takes out Konnor with a hurricarana. Kalisto takes out Diego with hurricarana headslam, Konnor sends Kalisto out of the ring. Kidd flips through the ropes at Kalisto, Cesaro clotheslines Konnor out, Cesaro is dropkicked out by Sin Cara. Cara to the top rope and takes out everyone on the outside. Diego goes for a rollup on Kalisto in the ring, but kick out at 2. Kalisto pops off the top rope and rolls up Diego for the win!
Winner: Lucha Dragons
We see a replay of Rusev ditching Lana and Lana kissing Dolph Ziggler.
Renee Young is backstage with Dolph, who says what a week. He gets some revenge on Sheamus, he gets told he’ll get to fight for the Intercontinental Championship, he gets smooched by a fine Russian woman, and tonight he gets to fight another one of his opponents at Elimination Chamber, King Barrett. Lana walks up and tells Dolph good luck tonight, she’ll be watching. Dolph says look he knows how this works, she came out and kissed him because she wanted to make her ex-boyfriend jealous, Rusev needs to learn to respect women and he’s fine with that…besides she’s not that bad a kisser.
King Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler
An interesting note, a few times tonight they called him Wade Barrett or King Wade Barrett. I thought we had dropped his first name, but maybe not.
Ziggler and Barrett lock up a few times, Ziggler gets behind him every time. Barrett gets Dolph in the corner and elbows him in the head and the uses the advantage to attack him with elbows, kicks, and headbutts. Ziggler gets a jawbreaker in and then sends Barrett into the steel post shoulder first. Ziggler with a big splash and a neckbreaker. Dolph with a jumping elbow. Barrett gets a spinning suplex from the second rope to regain control in the commercial break.
We get back from break as Ziggler fights out of a headlock. Barrett gets Ziggler up and hits Wasteland, 2 count. They move outside and Barrett tackles Ziggler into the ringside, and then throws him into the barricade. Barrett slams Ziggler head first into the announce table and rolls him back in. In the ring Barrett hits a big side kick to the head of Ziggler who is on his knees. 2 count. Barrett sets up for the Bull Hammer, but Ziggler Superkicks Barrett’s arm to stop it and hits the ZigZag for the win!
After the match Lana comes out and give Ziggler some applause.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Paige comes out and says it is good to be back! Last time she saw us, she was in her home town in a Divas battle royal which she won to get a shot at the Divas Championship, but her moment was short lived. We see footage of Naomi attacking Paige. Paige says that’s when Naomi finally became relevant. Paige says she almost can respect that, she took what she wanted. Along the way she found a boyfriend, Tamina. Tamina, aren’t you wrestling in the wrong division? Paige says this is her division, this is her house!
Naomi and Tamina come out. Naomi says she must have hit Paige harder than she remembers, Paige might not have been here that long, but this is how it works, if you want an opportunity you take it. That’s what Naomi did with Paige, she took her title shot, quite easily, too. Paige says that’s what she’s talking about, she’s made more out of one year of her career here than Naomi and Tamina combined have done with their dinosaur careers. To be a diva you need more than athleticism, you need personality. Naomi says she’s about to move over, roll over, and go through Paige. If this is Paige’s house, then Naomi and Tamina are about to clean house.
Naomi and Tamina rush the ring but Paige fights them off for a bit, the numbers overwhelm her though. Nikki Bella runs to the ring and takes out Tamina, but then also takes out Paige and then Naomi to stand tall.
Bray Wyatt is in a smoky room. He says not too long ago people were treated so wrong, lunatics, as if they were evil. Some would go as far as to say they were demons. Now these claims are looked down upon, as if they were barbaric or wrong. They were right though, demons exist all around us. Demons exist in us all, and tonight he will prove to Dean Ambrose that he has his own inner demon, but it marches to his drum. Why now Dean? Because he is in his way…RUN!
We find out at Elimination Chamber Nikki Bella, Naomi and Paige will battle in a triple threat match for the Divas Championship.
R-Truth vs. Stardust
Stardust takes advantage early with some stiff kicks and forearms. He hits a springboard drop kick on Truth, and then does some stomps to keep control. Stardust with a submission on Truth, and slams his head to the mat. Stardust with a heavy stomp and back into the same submission as earlier. Stardust with a springboard knee to the head of Truth. 2 count. Stardust hits Dark Matter but R-Truth kicks out. Stardust starts freaking out a little. Stardust takes his glove off and punches Truth with a bare fist. Truth picks up the glove and throws it up in the air and Stardust goes to catch it, as he does Truth plants Stardust! Pinfall for the win!
Renee Young is backstage with Ryback. She asks him what’s going through his mind as he prepares for Elimination Chamber. He says he’d be lying if he said it isn’t daunting, but at the same time picture this, a starved lion inside a cage with 5 scared antelopes, how do you think that’ll go? Renee says she’s actually thinking about becoming a vegan so she doesn’t want to picture that…at all. Ryback laughs and says alright, let’s change the subject, he wants to deliver a message to the 5 other guys, nothing will get between him and the Intercontinental Championship. Feed! Me! MOOOORE! Ryback walks away, and then walks back, he tells Renee he has some GREAT vegan recipes he thinks she’s gonna LOVE! The Big Guy is a GREAT cook!
We see the footage from Raw of Kevin Owens taking out John Cena! We then see footage from NXT: Unstoppable of Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn with SAMAO FREAKING JOE debuting!
Macho Mandow and Curtis Axel vs. Adam Rose and Heath Slater
Sandow and Slater start things up, they lock up a few times and Sandow poses. Sandow gets a running elbow on Slater and some heavy right hands. Sandow takes out Adam Rose, but Slater gets a high kick in on him. Rose tags in and gets a 2 count. Rose drops some right hands on Sandow and tags in Slater. Slater chokes Sandow on the ropes, and then locks in the headlock. Hot tag made to Axel who does Hogan’s punches and Big Boot, then leg drop for the win.
Winners: Sandow and Axel
Renee is backstage with Bo Dallas. She talks about Bo attacking Neville. She asks him why, he says there was a bird that landed on his window every day as a child, one day he flew too high and hit a power line. He hurt his wing and couldn’t fly. So Bo took care of that bird, feed him and coddled him. Eventually the bird was able to fly away. Let’s just say that Neville is like that bird, and Bo is helping him so he can one day fly again.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
Ambrose and Wyatt lock up and Ambrose gets control with a headlock, but Wyatt throws him against the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Ambrose takes him down by the leg and then attacks the leg of Wyatt. Ambrose puts Wyatt in the corner and attacks his leg again. Wyatt whips him away and hits an uppercut. Dean gets up and hits a running forearm and sends Wyatt outside the ring, then hits a suicide dive. Ambrose goes to the ring apron and goes for a clothesline Wyatt below, but Wyatt dodges and sends Ambrose knee first into the stairs. We head to break.
As we return Bray is stretching Ambrose, who tries to fight out but gets a knee in the gut and scoop slam for the effort. Wyatt goes for the reverse splash, but Ambrose moves. Ambrose lands some right hands on Wyatt, and goes for a flying clothesline, but Wyatt just holds his ground and Ambrose crashes. Wyatt gets Ambrose caught in the middle ropes and head to the outside. It looks like Wyatt is going to do Randy Orton’s spike DDT, but Ambrose reverses it into a tornado DDT. Ambrose hits a splash in the corner and goes for the bulldog, but Wyatt throws him off, but Ambrose hits a clothesline! Ambrose ties Wyatt tied into the ropes and Ambrose hits a running dropkick. Wyatt rolls out of the ring and Ambrose goes for the Suicide Dive but Wyatt catches him and goes for Sister Abigail but Ambrose fights out. Wyatt rolls back into the ring and Ambrose climbs to the top rope and goes of an elbow, but Wyatt catches him and goes for his standing Rock Bottom move, Ambrose reverses into Dirty Deeds, but Wyatt reverse back into the original move and hits it this time. 2 count, but Ambrose kicks out. Wyatt charges at Ambrose, but Ambrose dropkicked him in the legs and sends him flying. J&J come out and distract Ambrose who gets caught in Sister Abigail, but he reverses it into a roll up! 2 count only. Ambrose bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline right as Wyatt was hitting his turn around clothesline, both men are down. Seth Rollins makes his way out, but so does Roman Reigns! Roman hits the Superman Punch on Noble and Mercury. Noble in the ring, but Ambrose sends him out. Wyatt tries to attack a distracted Ambrose, but Ambrose moves out of the way of the attack. Wyatt ends up caught on the second rope, and Reigns hits a Superman Punch on Wyatt while the ref is distracted! Dirty Deeds by Ambrose for the win!
Winner: Dean Ambrose