Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: May 7, 2015
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at what happened on Monday night between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, the way that Dean got his way into the main event at Payback. Tonight, we will have the official contract signing. What could go wrong?
We are in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
Jerry Lawler is in the ring and he mentions on the ‘Award Winning’ WWE Network, they held the King of the Ring Tournament. He mentions what it means to win a tournament like this. He says it means you are pretty darn good. Jerry introduces fellow wrestling royalty, the 2015 King of the Ring, Wade Barrett.
Jerry tells Wade from one king to another and Wade stops Jerry. He says there is only one King in WWE and it is certainly not you. You just like to call yourself the king, but Wade says he has earned that distinction. He beat three men in 24 hours to become King of the Ring. He tells Jerry if he thinks they are going to have this conversation as equals, you have another thing coming. He tells Jerry he has to do what all of the commoners have to say. You have to say ‘All Hail King Barrett’.
Wade tells Jerry that the trailer parks of Memphis don’t have any castles. Just like that other phony King Elvis Presley, the only throne you are qualified to sit on is the toilet. He tells Jerry to say ‘All Hail King Barrett’.
Jerry tells Wade he is not going to say it and Wade tells him to bloody do it. Jerry tells him no.
Wade says it looks like this interview is over and he takes off his cape and crown and he pulls down the elbow pad for a Bullhammer, but Dolph Ziggler’s music plays.
Dolph tells Wade he is not coming off like royalty, he is coming off like a Renaissance Fair reject. He says it is good he dropped the cape, crown, and scepter because he is going to drop Wade.
Match Number One: “King” Wade Barrett versus Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Barrett with an elbow but Ziggler with punches. Barrett with a back elbow and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Barrett kicks Ziggler and the referee warns him. Barrett with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and drop kick but Barrett is able to get to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches and kicks. Barrett with an Irish whip and Ziggler tries to float over and Barrett catches him and kicks him in the chest and gets a near fall. Barrett with knees to the back and he stretches Ziggler in a surfboard. Barrett returns to the reverse chin lock and Ziggler with a jaw breaker. Barrett with the Blackpool Slam for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and Fameasser but Sheamus breaks up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (by disqualification)
After the match, Sheamus attacks Ziggler and he Irish whips Ziggler into a boot from Barrett. Sheamus and Barrett wrap Ziggler in the ropes but Neville with a drop kick to Sheamus and a flying forearm to Barrett. Barrett and Sheamus go to the floor.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Sheamus and “King” Wade Barrett versus Neville and Dolph Ziggler
The match is joined in progress and Barrett sends Neville into the apron. They return to the ring and Sheamus waits for Neville to get up so he can kick him. Sheamus punches Neville but Neville punches back and he kicks Sheamus. Sheamus keeps Neville from making the tag and he knocks Ziggler off the apron. Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
Barrett tags in and he kicks Neville and connects with knees. Barrett with an Irish whip and back breaker for a near fall. Neville punches Barrett and kicks him. Barrett with a boot after Neville tries to get to his corner. Sheamus tags in and he hits a knee drop to the head. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock and he taunts Neville.
Sheamus with a knee drop for a near fall. Sheamus blocks Neville’s path to his corner so Neville with punches. Sheamus with a punch and a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Sheamus wants to know ‘Are you not entertained’ before sending Neville to the apron and he sets for the forearms across the chest but he only gets to three and Neville drops Sheamus on the top rope.
Sheamus tries to stop Neville from making the tag and he charges into the corner but Neville moves and Sheamus hits the ring post shoulder first. Barrett and Ziggler tag in and Ziggler with flying clotheslines and a Stinger Splash. Barrett escapes the neck breaker attempt and he sends Ziggler to the ropes and Ziggler knocks Sheamus off the apron and to the floor. Ziggler with a kick and drop kick. Ziggler with the hesitation DDT for a near fall.
Ziggler misses the Fameasser and Barrett tries to get Ziggler on his shoulders but Ziggler gets to his feet. Ziggler with a super kick for a near fall. Sheamus tries for a Brogue Kick on Ziggler, but Dolph Moves. Ziggler clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Neville with a corkscrew plancha onto Sheamus. Barrett with a rollup and he tries to use the ropes for extra leverage but Neville pushes him off the ropes and Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler with a Zig Zag for the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Neville
Renee Young is in the interview area with Dean Ambrose. She asks Dean about his chances of being the WWE World Champion after Payback. He says the odds are better than before he faced Seth Rollins on Monday. Dean says he isn’t a math or science guy. He is more a hanging out on the bleachers kind of guy.
Dean says he does care about rules, schedules, or the word that describes the people who try to keep you down . . . Authority. Dean says he believes in Chaos. It is something you cannot factor into any equation. Anyone can win at any time. Maybe the last guy you would expect or want to will walk out as the new WWE Champion. Dean mentions the history of Contract Signings and he says that people will probably not be happy with him tonight.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Fandango versus Luke Harper
Harper mocks the Fandango and he connects with a boot to the head. Harper with an uppercut and he rakes at the face. Harper slams Fandango. Fandango with chops and a drop kick. Fandango with a spinning heel kick. Fandango with an elbow and he hits a Tornado DDT. Fandango goes up top but Harper stops Fandango and press slams him and Harper follows with a super kick. Harper with the discus clothesline for the three count.
Winner: Luke Harper
After the match, Erick Rowan makes his way to the ring while his music plays. Harper and Rowan stand across the ring from each other and Rowan takes off his mask and he attacks Fandango. Rowan with a knee drop and then he hits a full nelson slam. Rowan leaves the ring while Harper has a confused look on his face.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lana is in the ring. The people cheer for her and she thanks everyone. Lana tells the people not to cheer for her because it angers Rusev.
Rusev makes his way to the ring and he does not appear to be in a good mood. Rusev enters the ring and he yells at Lana and takes her mic.
Rusev tells Lana to GO and she obeys Rusev and leaves the ring.
Rusev tells John Cena all of his victories have been nothing but a fluke and a miracle. Rusev speaks in Bulgarian and then he says last Monday on Raw, you showed your opponent Sami Zayn mercy. Mercy is a sign of weakness.
Rusev says that he is a machine and he shows no mercy and he has no weaknesses. Rusev says at WWE Payback, he will expose John to the world and he will win back his United States championship. You will be crushed and everything you have built over the years will crumble. This Monday on Raw, he promises to come to the ring and meet John in the ring and tell him exactly why John will say the words ‘I Quit’
We go to Renee Young, who is with Roman Reigns. She asks Roman about the issues with the people in the ring tonight for the contract signing. Roman says he has been rivals with Randy Orton since Day One. He hates everything about Seth Rollins. He likes Dean because he is like a brother to him and he trusts him. Dean is going to scratch and crawl for everything to try to win the title. Roman says it will not be enough because he is bringing the biggest fight to the ring at Payback. We are getting closer to when he can punch people in the mouth.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the New Day makes their way to the ring.
Match Number Four: Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods versus Ryback, Tyson Kidd, and Cesaro (with Natalya)
Ryback and Kofi start things off and Kofi with a kick to Ryback’s leg and he celebrates. Kofi with a back heel kick and a hammer lock but Ryback with a reversal. Kofi with an elbow but Ryback with a back elbow to Kofi and he calls Kofi stupid. Ryback with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ryback catches Kofi on a leap frog attempt and he tags in Kidd. Ryback with a reverse atomic drop and Kidd with a drop kick to Kofi.
Kidd gets a near fall. Kidd with a wrist lock and Kofi with a knee and he tags in Woods. Kidd with a drop toe hold into a side head lock. Kidd with a kick and he goes to the apron while Cesaro, who made the blind tag, connects with a clothesline. Cesaro with a delayed vertical suplex and Ryback stops Big E and gets him up for a delayed vertical suplex of his own. Kidd stops Kofi and hits a snap suplex.
Cesaro sends Woods into the turnbuckles and he tags in Kidd. They kick Woods to the tune of the New Day clapping cadence. Ryback tags in and he kicks Woods and the crowd is not as boisterous as they were for Kidd and Cesaro. Ryback with a slam and Kidd tags in. Woods goes to the apron and he connects with a shoulder and tries for a sunset flip but Kidd rolls through and tries for a Sharpshooter but Woods goes to the floor.
Kidd with a tope con hilo onto Woods. Cesaro with a suicide dive onto Kofi. Ryback with a running shoulder tackle to Big E on the floor. Kidd rolls Woods back into the ring and Woods with an Irish whip. Kidd tries to float over but Woods sends Kidd to the apron. Kidd with a shoulder and then he starts to go after Kofi but it was a trap to allow Woods to hit a drop kick to knock Kidd off the apron.
Big E tags in and he goes after Kidd and runs him into the ringside barrier and apron. He does it again as he tries to break Kidd in half. Big E claps and we go to commercial.
We are back and Kofi gets a near fall on Kidd. Kofi with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Kidd with punches but Kofi sends Kidd into the corner and he tags in Woods. Kofi with an Irish whip and Kofi with a back heel kick followed by a springboard tornado DDT for a near fall. Woods sends Kidd into the turnbuckles and he tags in Big E and Big E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Big E claps as he approaches Kidd in the corner. Big E with another overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall.
Woods tags in and he kicks Kidd in the midsection while Big E holds him. Woods with an Irish whip but he misses on a splash into the corner. Kofi knocks Cesaro off the apron after he tags in, but he does not take care of Ryback. Kidd tags in Ryback and Ryback with a running shoulder tackle. Kofi goes for a springboard cross body but Ryback catches him and hits a spinebuster. Ryback sets for the clothesline and he clotheslines Woods off the apron.
Kofi with a pendulum kick to Ryback but Ryback falls into his corner and Cesaro makes the tag. Ryback with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Kofi and then Cesaro with a running European uppercut. Cesaro with three Irish whips and running European uppercuts. Cesaro sets for the Giant Swing on Kofi but Big E tries to interfere. Cesaro moves and Big E takes care of Ryback on the apron. Cesaro with a kick and he sends Big E to the floor. Kidd kicks Woods on the floor.
Cesaro holds on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt and then Cesaro with a drop kick and he tags in Kidd. Kidd gets on Cesaro’s shoulders and Cesaro walks to the center of the ring. Kidd with an elbow drop for a near fall. Big E sends Cesaro to the floor and Ryback punches Woods. Ryback sends Big E over the top rope to the floor while Ryback sends Woods face first into the mat and then to the floor.
The lights flicker as we see Bray Wyatt graphics on the screen.
The lights come back on and Woods has Ryback by the legs and Big E with a running body block. Cesaro comes off the ringside barrier with a tornado DDT. Meanwhile, back in the ring, Kofi with a rollup and a handful of tights for the three count on Kidd.
Winners: Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods
Renee Young is with Randy Orton in the back. She asks him about the addition of Dean Ambrose into the match at Payback and if it changes his strategy. Randy says he will hit whoever is closest to him. It does not matter who is in his way. He will get back what is his and that is the WWE Championship. Randy says that he will be facing the former members of the Shield, but he says that one of them won’t make it to Payback.
We go to commercial.
Naomi was in the Goldman Box and she was joined by Tamina. She says the glamour girls and wannabes are trying to steal her shine, but they forgot what she can do. Tamina says that since she has been out, people have forgotten what she can do. Now they know. Naomi says everyone is going to know.
Match Number Five: Emma versus Naomi (with Tamina Snuka)
They lock up and Naomi with a knee to the midsection and she sends Emma into the turnbuckles. Naomi kicks Emma in the corner and the referee warns her. Emma with a kick and forearms. Emma sends Naomi into the turnbuckles and then to the mat. Emma with a running drop kick and she gets a near fall.
Naomi with a kick and she sends Emma to the mat by the hair. Naomi punches Emma and hits a neck breaker. Naomi kips up and then she kicks Emma in the ribs. Naomi chokes Emma in the ropes and then she runs Emma’s face across the top rope.
Naomi with a kick and standing drop kick for a near fall. Naomi sends Emma into the turnbuckles and then she misses a splash into the corner. Emma with a rollup for a near fall. Emma with another rollup for a near fall. Emma with a jackknife cover for a near fall and Naomi bridges and gets a near fall with a back slide.
Emma runs into Rear View and Naomi gets the three count.
After the match, Tamina attacks Emma. Naomi sends Emma into a super kick from Tamina.
It is time to take a look at Tough Enough submissions for the show that will debut in June on USA Network.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young is with Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble. She asks Seth about the contract signing. Seth says he is the man who makes the impossible possible. Seth reminds us of him shocking the world by beating Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns to win the title. Renee brings up Kane saying the Wrestlemania moment was only due to Kane.
Seth says that makes Kane sound desperate. He is irrelevant. Kane is trying to preserve his job by making this match at Payback. Kane is jealous of him. Seth says he has something that Kane will never have. Seth says his brain has gotten him where he is and he has a plan. Seth says he is the man. He says the Future is Now.
Match Number Six: Fernando and Diego (with El Torito) versus Kalisto and Sin Cara
Fernando and Kalisto start things off and they shake hands. Kalisto rolls around and then Fernando with a snap mare and gets a near fall. Fernando with a side head lock and wrist lock. Kalisto with a head scissors to Fernando followed by a springboard side head lock take down. Cara tags in and Fernando falls over Kalisto and then Cara hits a slingshot senton.
Cara with a chop and head scissors followed by a side head lock take down. Fernando tries to escape but Cara holds on to the side head lock. Diego makes the tag and he hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Diego punches Cara and then he tags in Fernando. Cara with a springboard cross body and he is caught by Fernando and Diego. They try to send Cara to the mat but Cara with an arm drag that sends Diego to the floor.
Fernando kicks Cara but Cara with an Irish whip. Cara with a headstand on the turnbuckles but Fernando with a super kick to send Cara to the floor. Torito gets on the apron and he hits a seated splash onto Cara while the referee is not looking.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Fernando and Diego with a double delayed vertical suplex on Cara and they get a near fall. Fernando with a side head lock and Cara with forearms. Cara with a modified Olympic Slam and both men are down. Diego and Kalisto make the tag and Kalisto with a springboard cross body and a springboard corkscrew cross body followed by a Listo Kick and spike head scissors for a near fall. Kalisto with a rebound jumping round kick to Fernando to send him to the floor.
Cara with a suicide dive onto Fernando on the floor. While Kalisto is holding the rope, Diego with a sunset flip for a near fall. Diego goes for a suplex but Kalisto gets to his feet and he tags in Cara. Cara with an enzuigiri but he misses the swanton. Cara with an inside cradle for the three count.
Winners: Kalisto and Sin Cara
After the match, Torito discusses the loss and Diego pushes Torito down. Fernando discusses things with Diego.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the official contract signing carpet is in the ring to support the official contract signing table and chairs.
Kane is in the ring and he says it is his job that your voices are heard. You said you wanted to see Seth Rollins defend his title not against one or two people, but three. The match will be sanctioned when all four men sign on the dotted line. Kane says let’s make this official.
Kane brings out Randy Orton and he is dressed to wrestle. Roman Reigns comes to the ring next and he makes his way through the crowd. Dean Ambrose is the third man to make his way to the ring for this contract signing.
The final man to come out for the contract signing is Seth Rollins and he is joined by Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury, but he decides to stay on the stage instead of getting into the ring with three men who just don’t like him.
Kane says in ten days, these four superstars.
Dean says that Justin Bieber might be a VIP in Canada, but does that mean he doesn’t have to get in the ring? He tells Biebs to bring Frodo and Bilbo to the ring with him.
Seth tells Dean he has a sharp tongue. His humor was never his style, but it was better than hearing Roman trying to form sentences. He is not coming to the ring, so if you three have any issues to work out, go ahead.
Roman says he has a sentence for Seth. Once he signs the contract, he is going to go kick Seth’s ass.
Randy tells Seth they are here for the same reason. They want the title around his waist.
Roman signs the contract and then Randy signs it.
Dean tells Seth to come down here to sign the contract or he will drag his ass to the ring to sign the contract.
Seth says that Kane has the authority to sign his name on the contract so that is what is going to happen.
Kane tells Seth that is correct . . . in theory. Kane is trying to remember what Seth said earlier tonight. Did you say that I am obsolete or irrelevant? If you were physically unable to attend the contract signing and he could sign as your proxy. Since you are standing in front of him and in perfect health, you should come to the ring to sign the contract yourself.
Seth makes his way to the ring with Joey and Jamie. Seth tells Joey to get the contract for him to sign. Joey gives the contract to Seth and Seth says he needs to review the contract. He says that everyone is accounted for. We have Dean Ambrose, or low rent Roddy Piper. Seth says that is what Roman called Dean when you were trying to entertain the idiots. Roman Reigns. That is good because he is better at signing autographs than wrestle. Dean used to say that Roman couldn’t wrestle his way out of a wet paper bag.
Then you have Randy Orton. It is no secret how Dean and Roman thought about you. They called you spoiled and entitled. Roman said that you never had to work a day in your life. Dean said the only reason you were in the WWE was because of your old man. What is wrong with a little honesty?
Seth enters the ring with Joey and Jamie and he signs the contract and then he gives the contract to Mr. Obsolete.
Kane tells Seth it is because of Mr. Obsolete that you are champion. Seth disagrees and he says it is because of him that he is champion and Kane had nothing to do with it.
Dean rearranges the furniture in the ring while Seth and Mr. Obsolete argue. Dean puts the table in the corner and then Kane and Seth stop arguing.
Dean says we all know how this is going to end so he calls dibs on the table. Dean kicks Joey and throws him onto the table, but the table does not break. Everyone goes after Ambrose and then things break down. Orton sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor while Reigns and Kane battle at the announce table. Ambrose throws a chair at Noble on the floor but he misses. Fortunately, there is a second chair and this one does not miss.
Ambrose with a suicide dive onto Kane and then he sends Rollins into the ringside barrier. Kane grabs Ambrose by the throat but Reigns with a Superman punch. Rollins and Ambrose go into the ring and Ambrose tries for the double underhook DDT but Rollins escapes. Reigns sets for a spear on Rollins but Rollins moves. Reigns stops short of Ambrose and Rollins drop kicks Reigns into Ambrose in the corner.
Orton tries for an RKO on Rollins but Rollins escapes. Reigns and Ambrose push each other and Orton with an RKO to Ambrose. Reigns with a Superman punch to Orton. Rollins with a springboard knee to the head followed by a super kick to Reigns. Rollins grabs his title belt and he stands over everyone in the carpeted ring.