WWE Tables, Ladders, and Chairs
Location: Boston, MA
Date: December 13, 2015
Your host is Renee Young and she is joined by Booker T, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves. We go to Tom Phillips in the Social Media Lounge. Tom tells us that he will be joined by Alberto Del Rio later tonight. They show a video package for the Elimination Tables Match.
The panel talks about the former ECW wrestlers and their familiarity in the past with tables. Booker is asked about the Wyatts. Booker says this is the future and Bray Wyatt does not care about the past. He has dealt with John Cena and the Undertaker. Now he is dealing with the Dudleys, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno. Byron talks about the fear that the Wyatts strike in everyone in the locker room, but The Dudleys, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno deal with it.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee mentions the Intercontinental Title Match between Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens. We see what happened on Raw between Dean and Kevin. Then we see footage of the contract signing on Smackdown. Renee asks Byron about what happened on Raw. Byron says that if you look at this scenario, Kevin Owens is a prize fighter. Kevin will be the same person tomorrow if he wins the match. Corey says that Kevin fights well under pressure. If he wants to be the champion, he will continue to do what he has done.
Renee brings up how Dean has had time to come up with a plan and Booker says that Dean has one speed and he does it. Booker says that Dean knows about being champion so tonight is a step up moment. Renee asks for predictions and Corey says that Kevin will win while Byron says Dean will win. Booker says if he has to pick someone, it is Dean. Renee turns attention to the Triple Threat Ladder Match. She asks Booker how you prepare for this type of match. Booker says you know you are going to deal with pain.
We go to the Usos in the locker room and Jimmy is in a good mood, but Jey is feeling more serious. He says it has been a long six months to get back. It is hard to imagine. Jimmy says the hard work will pay off tonight.
Kalisto and Sin Cara enter and they say it takes more than hard work. Kalisto says the tag titles are going to be in the sky and tonight the Luchas will cry. Sin Cara tells the Usos not to fly too close to the sun.
Jimmy says they are not afraid of heights and they will win the titles. The Usos and Lucha Dragons are given presents from their ‘Secret Santas’. It is some New Day merchandise with a note telling them this is their consolation prize. The Usos say that the New Day will not leave with the titles tonight. Booker says someone is going to get hurt and the New Day is going down.
Byron says the New Day has the advantage because they don’t want to be in this match. The Usos will take risks while the New Day will take a more conservative approach.
Renee asks if Kofi will take a backseat. Byron mentions that Kofi has changed. Booker says the Lucha Dragons are the most dynamic of the teams and they are his pick to win. Byron says experience is with the New Day. They will sit back enough to climb the ladder at the right time. Booker says to expect the unexpected in this type of match.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ric Flair is on the phone and he says he is here to watch Charlotte style and profile all over Paige. Paige stops by and she says she is not surprised that Ric will be out there because he steals her spotlight. Ric says that being the greatest Divas Champion of all time, Charlotte has her own aura. Ric has a glow about him that does not leave him. Paige says that it is a bunch of pap that The Flairs are the dirtiest family in the game. She reminds Ric that she slapped him in the face on Raw. Ric says she is not the first to slap him.
Paige says that she will give Ric the chance of a lifetime to be there for her daughter to let her cry on her shoulder after she loses the Divas Championship. Paige tries to slap Flair, but Ric blocks it.
Renee asks about Charlotte’s rise to the top. Byron says that Charlotte has realized that she can be the champion for a long time. That is why she has brought her father into the situation. Byron says that Ric loves his daughter and Charlotte is honoring her father by having her at ringside. Booker says Ric is the best coach you can have in your corner. Who is better to take Charlotte to the mountain top?
Renee brings up Paige’s comments about the Flair family. Corey says that Paige is getting a certain response from Charlotte and it is time to put up or shut up. It is time to talk about the United States Title Chairs Match between Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger.
We see what happened on Raw with Alberto, Jack, and Zeb Colter. Renee asks if Jack is working with Zeb again. Byron says that we know of the relationship between Jack and Zeb. Jack would dedicate his matches to Zeb while Zeb was out. Renee asks about the influence of the League of Nations. Corey says he would rather have the League of Nations instead of an old man. Booker says the League won’t have anything to do with this because he wants to show how good he is. Jack needs to ride the wave and use America to get behind him.
We go to Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and John Layfield for the Kickoff Show Match. Before the match starts, Team B.A.D. take mics and eventually Naomi starts to talk. She tells the WWE Universe they are just twelve days away from the most amazing time of year . . . Christmas. Sasha says that is why Team B.A.D. has a special song for everyone. They sing their version of Twelve Days of Christmas.
Kickoff Show Match: Sasha Banks (with Tamina and Naomi) versus Becky Lynch
They lock up and Sasha with a side head lock. Becky with a top wrist lock and side head lock take down into a front face lock. Sasha with a wrist lock and an Irish whip. Sasha with a monkey flip but Becky with a sunset flip for a near fall. Becky with a side head lock. Sasha with a shoulder tackle. Becky bridges to get out of the cover. Sasha with a leap frog attempt but Becky grabs the leg to take her down and Sasha gets to the ropes.
Becky pulls Sasha off the ropes but Sasha lands on her feet and she punches Becky. Becky with an arm bar. Becky with an arm drag or two into an arm bar. Sasha with an arm drag but Becky holds on to the arm bar. Becky with a waist lock and Sasha holds on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt. Becky with a series of near fall. Becky with an arm drag into an arm bar.
Sasha with kicks but Becky floats over in the corner and takes Sasha down with an arm drag into an arm bar. Sasha backs Becky into the corner and she misses a forearm. Becky with a kick in the corner and she takes care of Naomi with a punch. Sasha puts Becky on the middle ropes and Sasha with a double knee strike and we go to commercial.
We are back and Sasha chokes Becky in the ropes and when the referee deals with Sasha, Tamina punches Becky. Becky with a shoulder and forearms. Becky avoids an elbow and Sasha with a lungblower into the Bank Statement but she does not have it applied properly. Becky gets to her feet. Sasha gets Becky back to her knees and sends her to the mat and applies a Japanese stranglehold.
Becky gets Sasha on her feet and Sasha with punches and a victory roll for a near fall. Becky with a near fall or two. Becky sends Sasha into the turnbuckles and connects with European uppercuts and clotheslines followed by a drop kick. Becky with a snap leg drop and she goes for the corkscrew leg drop but Sasha moves. Sasha with a cross arm neck breaker and she gets a near fall.
Sasha slaps Becky but Becky with a European uppercut. Becky with a wrist clutch German suplex and she gets a near fall because Becky grabs the ropes with her hand. Becky with the DisArmHer and Sasha rolls Becky to get a near fall. Tamina distracts the referee and Naomi kicks Becky. Sasha with a lungblower into the Banks Statement and Becky taps out.
Winner: Sasha Banks
We go back to the panel and they do their best effort to say the word Unity. We go to the Social Media Lounge and Tom Phillips is joined by Alberto Del Rio. Alberto tells Tom the proper way to pronounce his name.
The first question asks him why he returned. Alberto says this is the major leagues of pro wrestling. If you are a real fighter, this is where you need to be. He is the United States Champion and this is the first step. There is more to come and that is a promise.
The next question is if Alberto is scared that Jack Swagger will win tonight. Alberto laughs at that and he says he is bigger, faster, and stronger than ever. He is better than Jack. Because he is Mexican he is better. He is not only going to beat Jack, he is going to destroy him. It is like a man fighting a boy. Alberto is asked what made him join the League of Nations. Alberto says you have an Irish, Bulgarian, someone from the United Kingdom, and a Mexican. The most important thing is that they are not Americans. The people will talk about the League of Nations for years to come. Tom asks Alberto about the fate of MexAmerica. Alberto says that didn’t work because he trusted an American. Alberto gets up and leaves the Social Media Lounge.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we return to the panel and it is time to talk briefly about the fact that if you sign up for the WWE Network, you can watch NXT Takeover London on Wednesday. It is time to talk about the Main Event between Sheamus and Roman Reigns in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match.
We have a video package.
We look around the arena and then Renee asks about the match. Booker says Sheamus is a top flight superstar. He did what he was supposed to do. He cashed in when he had to. Byron says Survivor Series was the best thing that could have happened. He had a chance to taste the title and it was taken away from him. Byron says that now Roman wants that title back and it makes Roman more dangerous.
Corey complains about how Byron compared the title to a pie. He agrees with Booker and how Sheamus cashed in when he should have and he joined forces with the Authority. Something has changed in Sheamus. Corey says that Sheamus is more entertaining. He says that Roman is thinking about something. Renee asks what would happen if Roman, Dean, and the Usos walked out with the titles tonight.
Booker says that Roman could have joined the Authority, but he did it on his own. We go to the back where Sheamus is with Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett, and Lana. Wade says they will leave an indelible mark on the WWE. Alberto says Mexico will use a chair again and again to beat the Real American. Rusev says he will beat Ryback. Sheamus says he will climb the ladder to prove he is the best. Sheamus mentions that Conor McGregor set a record last night and Sheamus says he will successfully defend his title in a similar manner. What they do will set the tone for the world. The League of Nations will endure.
The show opens with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight’s event. A good bit of time is spent on Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and Reigns’ quest to obtain the top title in WWE.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. The WWE Tag Team Championships are hanging over the ring, and it looks like that match will be opening the show.
WWE Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Ladder Match
WWE tag team champions New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Uso’s
New Day are the first team to make their way out, and of course they’ve got mics in hand. Kofi asks Woods doesn’t he normally do something crazy with his hair. Woods says he’s not going to waste a good hair day on Boston. Big E says when they climb the ladder of success and retrieve what is rightfully theirs, they’ll be more than just the WWE World Tag Team Champions, and Kofi says they’ll also officially appoint themselves as the faces of the Tag Team division. Woods asks who else could be the faces of this glorious division? Not the Lucha Booty’s. Kofi says this isn’t WWE Jr. before asking what an Uso is anyway? Woods asks what happened to Mikey? Big E says he caught a case of the Uso’s. Kofi says they don’t hide behind masks or face paint, because they are stars. New Day give the fans a preview of the next Wheaties box cover, posing for the fans, before getting them started with a New Day Rocks chant.
Lucha Dragons are out next, and they get a favorable reaction from the fans, but New Day is correct in the statement that they are stars. The Uso’s are the last team to make their way to the ring, also getting a pretty good reaction.
The bell rings and all six men look at each other while Xavier Woods joins the commentary team. Kofi, Sin Cara and one of the Uso’s jump to the outside to grab ladders while the other three fight in the ring. Big E fights off everyone trying to make it into the ring with a ladder, and this allows Kofi to bring one in. Kofi begins the climb but the Uso’s pull him down quickly. Kofi and Kalisto both springboard off the ropes on to the ladder, but the Uso’s are there to break things up again. Kofi tosses one of the Uso’s to the outside before teaming up with Big E to take on the Dragons. Kofi and Big E are tossed to the outside, and the Dragons go to the apron, moonsaulting off on their opponents. The Uso’s grab the ladder and knock the Dragons from the apron before tossing the ladder to the outside where it’s caught by all four men on the floor. Jimmy and Jey dive over the top rope, hitting the ladder and wiping out all of their opponents.
The Uso’s bring the ladder into the ring and set it up before picking Kofi up and tossing him to the floor. Big E comes in and drives the ladder into both Uso’s taking them down to the mat. Big E chokes one of the Uso’s with his boot in the corner while Kofi smashes the other Uso on the floor with a ladder. Big E and Kofi pick up the ladder and prop it in the corner, trapping one of the Uso’s and kicking him in the face through the rungs of the ladder. Woods hops off of commentary so he can do a bit of trombone playing while Kofi runs in and smashes the Uso in the face with a big boot. Big E catches the other Uso and hits a belly to belly suplex, launching him into the ladder. The Lucha Dragons are in and they’ve got a ladder, set up upside down, and they push it back and forth with Big E for a bit before Kalisto heads to the top and wipes out E with a seated senton. Cara stands on the middle turnbuckle with the ladder, and Kofi leaps up, hitting him with a couple of rights before being knocked down. Cara drops off the turnbuckle with the ladder, driving it right on top of Kofi with a big splash.
Cara hits the ropes and dives over the top with a huge senton on top of a ladder and a couple of his opponents on the outside. Kalisto sets the ladder up with one of the bottom rungs on Big E’s throat, and then he begins climbing. Big E begins to pick the ladder up, but Cara jumps on the other side. E continues to strain and tips Cara off the ladder before Kalisto leaps off into the waiting arms of the Uso’s. The Uso’s slam Kalisto to the mat before hitting Big E with a double superkick. The Uso’s pin Big E in the corner with a ladder, stop Kofi from interfering, and charge Big E with a double dropkick to the ladder in the corner.
Kofi catches one of the Uso’s with a low bridge, launching him to the outside, but Jey stops him cold. Jey picks up Kofi and slams him down on top of a ladder in the middle of the ring. Jey heads to the top rope, but Kofi crotches him, pushing him off his perch. Kofi climbs up in the corner after Jey, but Jey fights back, putting Kofi in a tree of woe. Jimmy hands Jey a ladder and Jey whacks Kofi in the chest, then holds him down so Jimmy can run in with a flying butt bump to the ladder, driving it into Kofi’s face and chest. The Uso’s set up a ladder in the middle of the ring, but the Dragons pop in and all four men stare each other down. The Uso’s climb and the Dragons pull them down. The send one Uso from the ring and double team the other, Cara slamming Kalisto down on top of the Uso. They set up a ladder on top of Uso before Cara monkey flips Kalisto on top of the ladder and Uso.
The Dragons set up the ladder, but they’re stopped by Kofi who sets up another ladder between one of the rungs of the standing ladder, and the middle rope. Kofi tries to whip Kalisto into the ladder, but Kalisto ducks, drives the ladder into Kofi’s gut, then leaps on top of the ladder and hits a hurricanrana, sending Kofi face first into the horizontal ladder propped on the ring ropes.
Kalisto begins climbing the ladder, but he’s stopped by the Uso’s. Cara pops up to help Kalisto, pulling one of the Uso’s down before being kicked away by Jey. Kalisto and Jey climb opposite sides of the ladder and slug it out at the top. Kalisto hits sliced bread, driving Jey through the ladder propped on the ropes, and Cara follows it up with a nasty senton.
Jimmy and Kalisto climb up the ladder once more, a bit slower this time. Jimmy knocks Kalisto off the ladder, and Big E comes in out of nowhere to pull him off. E ends up thrown from the ring, but he responds with a huge forearm to Jimmy’s face when Jimmy goes to dive through the ropes. Big E picks up a ladder, but Jimmy hits a dropkick, driving the ladder into E’s face. Jimmy heads to the top rope and leaps to the outside, hitting a frog splash on top of the ladder laying on Big E.
Kalisto pulls himself up using the ladder in the middle of the ring. Woods hops off of the announce table and grabs his trombone, throwing it at Kalisto to distract him. Kofi takes advantage and knocks him off the ladder. Kofi climbs and makes it to the top, pulling the belts down to retain the titles.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: New Day
After a promo for NXT Takeover: London, the announce team hypes up Rusev vs. Ryback which will be taking place next. We get a video package highlighting some of the recent history between these two, including Lana’s role, being inadvertently injured by Ryback.
Ryback vs. Rusev
Rusev is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and of course he’s accompanied by Lana on his way down the aisle. Fans don’t seem too interested in Rusev, and it’s going to be a hell of a tough thing to follow that opening match. Ryback is out next, and the Big Guy gets a bit of a reaction from the fans, but it’s still a far cry from any reaction the opening teams garnered from the audience.
The bell rings and Rusev attacks right away, hitting Ryback with clubbing blows to the back. Rusev sends Ryback into the ropes and eats a back elbow, and a shoulder tackle. Rusev heads to the outside and Ryback follows, charging and driving Rusev right into the ringside barricade. Ryback heads to the top rope and leaps off with a double axe handle smash. Ryback presses Rusev overhead and slams him to the mat before coming down with a big splash for two. Ryback buries his shoulder in Rusev’s midsection before mounting him for punches in the corner. Rusev hoists Ryback up and drops him throat first across the top rope. Rusev chokes Ryback in the ropes before standing and stomping away at Ryback’s back.
Rusev buries his shoulder in Ryback’s midsection before connecting with a short-arm clothesline. Rusev points at Lana, and then clamps on a modified rear chin lock on Ryback. Ryback makes his way to his feet and fights out of the hold, but Rusev puts him back down with a clubbing blow to the back. Rusev tries to suplex Ryback, but Ryback won’t budge and tries to reverse. Both men go back and forth before Ryback is eventually able to suplex Rusev. Ryback knocks Rusev down with a couple of running shoulder tackles before hitting a flying shoulder tackle. Ryback clotheslines Rusev in the corner, and then connects with a back elbow, and a dropkick from the middle turnbuckle that’s good for two.
Ryback picks up Rusev, but he’s backed into the corner. Ryback avoids a big splash from Rusev, and then he heads up to the top rope. Ryback hits a big cross body, but it’s still not enough for three. Ryback sets up for the meathook clothesline, but Rusev bails to the floor and begins walking up the aisle. Ryback stops him, grabbing him by the hair and walking him into the ring. Rusev knocks Ryback into Lana and Lana screams in pain and grabs at her face. Rusev connects with a superkick and Lana immediately begins jumping for joy. Rusev pulls Ryback up and puts him back in the ring. Rusev goes for the pin, but only gets two. He stomps on Ryback’s spine, and then goes for the accolade, but Ryback fights it off. Ryback shoulders Rusev, but Rusev drops down and kicks Ryback in the head. Rusev traps Ryback in the Accolade and Ryback fades. The ref is forced to call for the bell.
Rusev and Lana celebrate with a kiss before waving to the crowd and heading to the back.
Dean Ambrose is shown getting ready in the back. Reigns walks in and Ambrose says he was looking for him earlier. Reigns asks Ambrose how he’s feeling and Ambrose says good. Reigns says he keeps picturing himself at the top of the ladder, with Sheamus at the bottom. Reigns says he’s willing to break all of his knuckles and every rung on every ladder with Sheamus’ head. But win, lose or draw, tonight is about making a statement. Ambrose says his vision is both men standing in the middle of the ring as champions. Reigns says that’s a hell of a way to end the year before walking out.
The announce team turns their thoughts to Swagger vs. Del Rio, covering some of their recent history with Del Rio attacking Swagger with a chair this past Monday on Raw.
Alberto Del Rio is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the champion doesn’t seem to be getting too much love from the crowd tonight.
WWE United States Championship Chairs Match
WWE United States champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
The bell rings and both men head out to the floor to grab chairs. Both men come into the ring swinging, clanging their chairs against each other. Del Rio bails to the floor and Swagger follows, slamming Del Rio’s head into the ring post before slamming it into chairs set up around the ringside area repeatedly. Swagger brings Del Rio back into the ring where he goes for the Swagger bomb, but Del Rio counters with a chair thrust to the throat. Del Rio kicks Swagger in the back of the head before taking him into the corner and driving a chair into his midsection. Del Rio rears back and whacks Swagger across the back before wedging the chair into the corner between the top and middle turnbuckle. Swagger stands and hits Del Rio with a couple of big right hands, then avoids being sent into the chair in the corner. Del Rio connects with the backstabber, but Swagger is still able to kick out at two.
Del Rio winds up and whacks Swagger across the back with a chair a couple of times before waiting for Swagger to stand. Del Rio charges and Swagger hurls a chair into Del Rio’s face. Swagger ducks a clothesline and scores with a couple of his own. Swagger sends Del Rio across the ring and connects with a running clothesline, then a short-arm clothesline. Swagger goes for the Swagger bomb again; countering Del Rio’s counter of putting his feet up by grabbing onto them. Del Rio kicks Swagger away and connects with a backbreaker for two. Del Rio dumps Swagger to the outside and follows behind, grabbing chairs and throwing them down on top of Swagger.
Del Rio brings things back into the ring, but a quick pin only yields a two count. Del Rio calls for the arm breaker, but Swagger counters it and sends Del Rio crashing shoulder first into the ring post. Swagger rolls up Del Rio, but only gets a two count. Swagger winds up and hits Del Rio across the back with a big chair shot, then a second. Del Rio begs off, but Swagger wraps the chair around Del Rio’s ankle and clamps on the Patriot lock. Del Rio grabs the ropes, but it’s a No DQ match. Del Rio grabs on to the ring apron and pulls himself out to the floor, eventually forcing Swagger to break the hold.
Swagger looks to the outside and is caught with a chair shot straight to the gut. Del Rio climbs to the top rope and leaps off with a chair in hand. Swagger catches Del Rio and slams him down to the mat. Swagger goes for a third Swagger bomb and finally connects this time, but Del Rio kicks out at two.
Swagger heads out to the floor and brings a bunch of chairs back into the ring. Swagger clobbers Del Rio with a chair shot to the back before seating him on the top rope. Del Rio fights Swagger off, and is able to trap Swagger in the arm breaker, using the ropes for leverage. Swagger is able to break the hold, but Del Rio seats Swagger on the middle turnbuckle, and unloads with chair shots to the back. Del Rio piles up chairs under Swagger, and then he drops him into tree of woe position and connects with a double stomp to the chest, driving Swagger into the pile of chairs. Del Rio pins Swagger, and this one’s over.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Alberto Del Rio
We get a video package highlighting some of the recent history between the Dudley Boyz and the Wyatt Family that led to the Dudleyz enlisting the help of some of their Extreme brethren to set up tonight’s match.
Team Extreme is shown backstage and Bubba says that The Wyatt’s have done what nobody else has ever done to them. They’ve been put through tables, and set on fire. Someone even tried to pull out D-Von’s teeth with pliers before. Dreamer says they fight together, they fall together, they inflict pain together. Everyone knows they can take a lot of pain and keep on ticking because age ain’t nothing but a number. D-Von says they’re going to hear the greatest sound in the world, tables cracking because the Wyatt’s are going through them. And once this is done, the Wyatt’s will know why thou shalt not mess with Extreme, oh testify!
Elimination Tables Match
The Wyatt Family vs. Team Extreme
The lights go out in the arena, and The Wyatt Family are the first team to make their way down to the ring, bathed in a sea of cell phone lights.
Rhyno is the first man to make his way out for Team ECW, carrying a table in hand with a big smile on his face. Tommy Dreamer is out next, also carrying a table in hand, and the two wait for the Dudleyz, who come to the ring with a third table in hand.
Team ECW get into the ring and stare down the Wyatt’s. Huge ECW chants, and as soon as the bell rings things break down with all eight men brawling right away. Dreamer is tossed from the ring, but that just allows him to grab garbage cans and kendo sticks and toss them into the ring. Team ECW use these weapons to help drive their opponents from the ring.
Bubba grabs a trash can, but Strowman punches through it into his face. Strowman takes out Dreamer, then Rhyno, and D-Von. Strowman grabs a trash can and drives it down across Dreamer’s back. Strowman catches Rhyno with a trash can shot before heading into the ring and clotheslining Bubba. Strowman his Bubba with another trash can shot, but Bubba avoids a charging Strowman who puts a big boot through a table propped up in the corner. All four men of Team ECW gang up on Strowman until they’re ambushed by Rowan. Rowan grabs a table and sets it up in the ring, punching D-Von and laying him across the table. Rowan heads to the top rope, but Rhyno pushes him off. Dreamer DDT’s Rowan, and Bubba and D-Von set up another table. The Dudleyz 3D Rowan through the table.
Erick Rowan has been eliminated
On the outside, Strowman tosses Dreamer into the ring steps while Harper and Wyatt team up on the other members of Team ECW in the ring. Harper hits Rhyno with the Michinoku driver and Wyatt follows up with the senton. Strowman slides a table into the ring, and Harper and Wyatt prop it up in the corner. On the outside, Bubba attacks Strowman, but he’s put down pretty quickly. Rhyno tries to fight off Harper and Wyatt, sending Wyatt into the corner and hitting a mini-gore before connecting with a belly to belly suplex on both men. Rhyno waits for Wyatt to stand and he tries for the gore, but runs right into a huge back elbow. Harper charges in with a big boot that sends Rhyno crashing through the table in the corner.
Rhyno has been eliminated
D-Von hits Harper with a series of leaping shoulder tackles, and he heads to the top rope. Harper stops D-Von, but he’s attacked from behind by Bubba. Bubba holds Harper on his shoulders and D-Von hits the Doomsday Device. Bubba leaps to the outside, but Strowman takes him down to the floor. D-Von connects with a clothesline on Bray in the middle of the ring. D-Von bails to the floor and brings a table back into the ring. D-Von sets up the table, but Bray pops right up and puts D-Von through it with a urunage.
D-Von Dudley has been eliminated
Harper, Strowman and Wyatt team up on Bubba in the middle of the ring, but Dreamer comes in and slides Bubba a kendo stick, allowing both members of Team ECW to wipe out their competitors. Bubba and Dreamer send Strowman out to the floor where they send him crashing into the ring steps. Dreamer hits Strowman with a cheese grater to the crotch before Bubba smashes a table into his face. Dreamer and Bubba bury Strowman under a few tables before heading back into the ring. Harper plants Dreamer with a black hole slam that sends Tommy to the outside. Harper hits a suicide dive that sends Dreamer through a table propped against the barricade.
Tommy Dreamer has been eliminated
In the ring, Bubba hits Harper with a urunage before fighting off Sister Abigail with kendo stick shots. Bubba sets up a table and heads to the outside to look under the ring. Bubba brings out some lighter fluid, bringing it into the ring and squirting it on the table. Bubba gets Bray in powerbomb position, but Harper catches him with a superkick before he can light the table. Strowman chokeslams Bubba through the table and this one is over.
Bubba has been eliminated
Winners: The Wyatt Family (Wyatt, Strowman and Harper)
Cole sends things over to the kick-off panel where we check in with Renee Young, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, and Booker T. Saxton says he feels like they were back in South Philadelphia for a minute there, but you’ve got to give props to the Wyatts. Graves gives props to the opening ladder match, and especially Kalisto. Booker says Alberto Del Rio proved he’s the guy to beat in his division. Young says it’s time to start their engines as they officially kick off the road to WrestleMania, throwing things to a Royal Rumble promo.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
WWE Intercontinental champion Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose
The announce team turn their thoughts to the next match, which will be for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. We don’t get a video package as Kevin Owens makes his way out into the arena immediately.
Owens says every time he comes to Boston he hears about how proud Boston is of their sports team. Every time one of them wins, the fans go around talking about how they’ve won, when the truth is they’ve done nothing. They wanted the teams to win, but the individuals have done nothing. That makes them like Dean Ambrose, delusional. Ambrose walks around like he’s accomplished something, but what has he accomplished? Throwing popcorn and soda in Owens’ face? Owens eats popcorn and drinks soda every day of his life. And last month at Survivor Series was a fluke. And when Owens wins tonight, as delusional as Dean and all the fans are, no one will be able to deny that this is the Kevin Owens show.
Dean Ambrose is out next, and he gets a great pop out of the fans in attendance on his way down the aisle. The bell rings and Ambrose ducks a swinging blow from Owens, connecting with a couple of rights of his own before beating on Owens in the corner and dragging his face across the top rope. Owens reverses a whip across the ring, and then connects with a big beck elbow. Owens hits Ambrose with a big right hand, but runs right into a cross body from Ambrose. Ambrose hits Owens with a charging forearm in the corner, but Owens responds with a clothesline to the back of Ambrose’s head. Owens continues the assault with an elbow to the top of Ambrose’s head before choking him with his boot and hitting a clubbing blow across Ambrose’s back. Owens locks in a rear chin lock, cranking back. Ambrose fights up to his feet and out of the hold with a head butt. Ambrose hits the ropes, but he’s shouldered by Owens. Ambrose fights out, but Owens responds with a belly to belly suplex that’s good for a near fall. Owens taunts Ambrose before clamping on another rear chin lock.
Ambrose fights up to his feet and out of the hold with a belly to back suplex. Ambrose tries for Dirty Deeds, but Owens fights it off. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and connects with a flying forearm before he clotheslines Owens over the top rope. Ambrose hits the ropes and dives to the outside, wiping out Owens on the floor. Ambrose drives Owens face first into the barricade, but Owens responds with a fall away slam into the barricade before hitting a senton on the floor. Owens launches Ambrose into the time keeper’s area over the barricade.
Ambrose struggles, but is able to make it back into the ring by a count of 9. Owens goes for a senton, but connects with Ambrose’s knees to his back. Ambrose blocks a right hand and scores with a couple of jabs and chops in quick succession. Owens hits a forearm, but falls to a rebound lariat. Ambrose makes it up to his feet and heads to the top rope, but Owens avoids a double axe handle, and hits a German suplex. Owens misses with the cannonball, and Ambrose hits a leaping elbow drop from the top rope. Ambrose goes for the pin but only gets two.
Ambrose seats Owens on the top rope and heads up after him. Owens fights back, shouldering Ambrose and flipping over, landing on Ambrose nastily, but it’s still not enough for three. Owens tosses Ambrose into the ropes, but Ambrose holds on. Owens tries for the pop-up powerbomb, but Ambrose avoids it and connects with Dirty Deeds. Owens gets one finger on the ropes and forces the ref to stop counting.
Ambrose rips off his shirt and tries to pull Owens back into the ring, but Owens holds on to the bottom rope. Owens hits a superkick out of nowhere and rolls up Ambrose for two. Ambrose counters the pop up powerbomb with a hurricanrana into a roll up for three.
Winner and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose
Ambrose celebrates with the crowd while Owens looks shocked, looking to the official for answers.
The announcers throw things to video package to show how we got to tonight’s matchup between Charlotte and Paige, going from friends and stablemates to regular rivals.
WWE Divas Championship Match
WWE Divas champion Charlotte vs. Paige
Paige is the first woman to make her way to the ring for the next match, and she gets a bit of a reaction from the crowd, but outside of the last match and the opening match, the crowd hasn’t seemed to care too much for many of the other competitors on tonight’s card. Charlotte is out next, and she’s accompanied by her father. The two get lots of ‘woo’s’ from the crowd, but one has to wonder how many of those are for Charlotte, and how many are for Ric.
The bell rings and Charlotte offers her hand to Paige. Paige slaps it away so Charlotte blindsides Paige and stomps away at her in the corner. Charlotte tries to slam Paige’s head into the corner turnbuckle, but Paige turns it around and stomps away at Charlotte instead. Paige hits Charlotte with repeated knees to the chest before blowing a kiss to Ric. Paige pulls Charlotte to her feet and puts her head down into a big kick from Charlotte. Paige responds with a huge kick to the chest that drops Charlotte to the mat. Paige sends Charlotte from the ring, and then struts to mock her. Paige heads to the outside and Ric gets in her way. Charlotte rushes back into the ring, and Paige follows, catching a knee to the ribs. Charlotte hits a big knee drop, then a second and third, but it’s not enough for a three count.
Charlotte chokes Paige against the bottom rope, and then runs right into a big back elbow. Charlotte responds with a rope assisted neckbreaker that’s good for another two count. Charlotte traps Paige in a modified front face lock, driving her knee into Paige’s chin. Paige fights up to her feet, but is driven back to the mat by her hair. Charlotte drops her knee pad and drives her knee into Paige’s forehead before strutting. Charlotte pins Paige for another two count. Charlotte picks Paige up, but Paige transitions into a sleeper hold.
Charlotte fights out of the hold with a backpack stunner. Charlotte goes for the figure four, but Paige kicks her away. Charlotte responds with a chop block to the back of Paige’s knee. Team BAD are shown watching in the back, wearing wigs for some reason. Charlotte heads to the outside and tries to wrap Paige’s leg around the ring post, but Paige pulls Charlotte head first into the ring post instead. Charlotte heads back into the ring and eats a couple of big forearms from Paige, before Paige plants a running knee on Charlotte’s chin. Paige pulls Charlotte into the middle of the ring and locks in the figure four.
Charlotte screams in pain, but she’s able to turn the hold over. Paige makes it to the ropes to force a break. Charlotte runs into a boot from Paige in the corner, but she responds with a big boot of her own. Charlotte heads to the top and hits a sloppy cross body, but it’s not enough for three. Charlotte picks Paige up to her feet and connects with a couple of big chops, but Paige connects with a fisherman suplex and bridges into a pin for two. Charlotte blocks a running knee from Paige and connects with a nasty DDT. Charlotte pins Paige, but Paige is still able to kick out at two. Paige tries to roll up Charlotte, but can’t hold her down. Charlotte ducks a clothesline, but runs right into a knee to the face from Paige. Paige tells Ric this one’s for him, then she hits a nasty Ram-Paige, but Ric puts Charlotte’s foot on the ropes to break the pin. Paige screams at Ric and argues with the ref.
Charlotte pops the cover off the middle turnbuckle, and then pulls Paige into it face first. Charlotte pins Paige for the three count and this one’s over.
Winner and STILL WWE Diva’s Champion: Charlotte
We’re treated with basically a Kay Jewelers commercial in the form of a WWE fan proposing to his girlfriend in the middle of a ring before Raw before it cuts to backstage where Ric and Charlotte are celebrating. Becky comes in and says she’s happy Charlotte won, but not how it happened. Charlotte asks if she’d be happier with Paige winning, and Becky says of course not. Charlotte offers her pinky, but Ric takes it before Becky can. Charlotte says they should go celebrate, but Becky doesn’t look too happy about the whole thing.
We get a video package to detail some of the recent history between Roman Reigns and Sheamus, beginning when Reigns won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship last month, and had it stolen by Sheamus, cashing in his Money in the Bank contract.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Tables, Ladders and Chairs match
Roman Reigns vs. WWE world heavyweight champion Sheamus
Sheamus is the first man to make his way to the ring, and the crowd still seems pretty subdued, although there’s a good bit of heat once his music dies down. Roman Reigns is out next, making his way down to the ring through the crowd as usual, and Reigns gets a mostly positive reaction from the fans on his way to the ring. The bell rings and Sheamus charges right into a couple of big right hands from Roman. Sheamus responds with a knee to Reigns’ gut. Sheamus sends Reigns into the corner and buries his knee in Reigns’ midsection. Reigns hits Sheamus with a series of clotheslines in the corner. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits Sheamus with a couple of huge forearms. Sheamus rolls to the outside and Reigns follows. Sheamus picks up a ladder and tosses it into Roman’s face. Sheamus sends Reigns into the barricade, but when he charges in he’s backdropped into the timekeeper’s area. Reigns grabs a ladder and slides it into the ring, but he turns around into a clothesline from Sheamus. Sheamus grabs the ladder out of the ring and tosses it to the floor. Roman hits a short-arm clothesline on the floor.
Reigns begins dismantling the announcer’s table before he props a ladder up between the ring and the announcer’s table. Sheamus comes in with a chair shot to Reigns’ back, taking him to the floor. Sheamus sends Roman back into the ring and he grabs a table, sliding it into the ring. Sheamus heads back into the ring and charges into a big boot from Roman, but he responds with a tilt-a-whirl slam. Sheamus picks up the table and props it against the ropes, then he turns to Reigns. Sheamus shoulders Roman, but Roman drops down and hits Sheamus with a big right hand before clotheslining him over the top rope and to the outside.
Sheamus retreats from Roman, tripping over a ladder on the outside. Reigns slams Sheamus face first into the ladder before tossing him into chairs set up on a table in the aisle. Reigns picks up Sheamus and launches him into more of the set decorations before smiling for the crowd. Reigns picks up chairs and tosses them on top of Sheamus, who’s already buried under chairs and tables. Reigns winds up and crash Sheamus across the back with a chair shot. Reigns grabs a table in the aisle and tries to powerbomb Sheamus, but Sheamus reverses with a backdrop, sending Reigns crashing through the table. Sheamus picks up Reigns and hits a big front suplex, sending Reigns through another table in the aisle.
Sheamus heads back toward the ring and slides a ladder in. Sheamus sets up a ladder under the title, and he begins the climb, but Reigns pushes over the ladder quickly. Sheamus tosses Reigns out of the ring and follows out to the floor. Sheamus grabs a ladder and throws it in Roman’s face.
Sheamus sends Roman crashing into the stairs, but he misses with a chair shot, and Reigns responds by sending Sheamus crashing into the steps. Reigns picks Sheamus up and slams his face into the ring apron, but when he goes for the drive-by, Sheamus counters with a big clothesline. Sheamus grabs a chair and whacks Roman across the back. Sheamus grabs a chair and pushes the ring steps aside. He drops the chair, and then blasts Roman with a big European uppercut. Sheamus shoulders Roman and climbs the ring steps, hitting white noise from the top of the steps, through a table, to the floor.
Sheamus pulls himself into the ring, but Reigns grabs onto Sheamus’ foot from the outside. Sheamus drops back down to the floor and uppercuts Roman before sending him into the ring. Sheamus grabs a ladder and rears back, driving it down across Reigns’ back. Sheamus kicks at Roman, talking trash the whole time. Sheamus shoulders Reigns, but Reigns reverses it, getting Sheamus up for a sloppy powerbomb and dropping him on top of a ladder. Both men struggle to get to their feet, where Roman blasts Sheamus with a couple of big right hands. Roman connects with a flying clothesline and Sheamus bails to the floor. Reigns follows, grabbing a chair and charging up the ring steps, leaping off and driving the chair into Sheamus’ face.
Roman sends Sheamus back into the ring, and he tries for the Superman punch, but Sheamus counters with the Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus pulls Reigns to his feet on the apron and he hits him with repeated clubbing blows to the chest while Reigns is tied up in the ropes. Reigns reverses, shouldering Sheamus on the apron, and then drives him back down through the ladder previously propped between the ring apron and announcer’s table. Reigns makes his way back to his feet using the ring apron for support. Reigns rolls back into the ring and grabs a ladder, setting it up under the title. Reigns begins the climb, but Sheamus makes his way into the ring and pulls Reigns off the ladder. Sheamus begins to climb, but Reigns stops him and pulls him down. Reigns climbs once again, but Sheamus stops him with clubbing blows to the back. Sheamus tries for a powerbomb, but Reigns pops out of it and connects with the Superman punch. Reigns climbs up the ladder, making his way to the top, but Sheamus pulls the ladder down and hangs Reigns up on the top rope.
Sheamus sets up the ladder and climbs to the top. Sheamus has his hand on the title, but Reigns leaps up and hits the Superman punch, sending Sheamus through a table propped up on the ropes. Reigns climbs to the top, but Rusev and Alberto Del Rio are in to pull Reigns down. Reigns fights them both off, but falls to a superkick from Del Rio while he’s distracted with Rusev.
Rusev tries to lock in the Accolade on the floor, but Reigns fights it off. Del Rio tries to help him, but Reigns stops him with a Superman punch. Reigns gets into the ring and pulls Sheamus off the ladder, but Sheamus responds with an immediate Brogue kick that sends Reigns from the ring. Sheamus climbs the ladder again, but Reigns crawls back into the ring. Sheamus grabs the title and yanks it down before Reigns can begin climbing up the ladder.
Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus
Del Rio and Rusev hold Sheamus up on their shoulders following the match, and fans in the arena either seem very excited, or completely apathetic. Reigns comes in out of nowhere and hits Del Rio and Rusev with a spear to topple everyone over. Reigns leaves the ring, but looks furious and grabs a chair instead, heading back in. Reigns blasts Rusev and Del Rio with chair shots before turning his attention to Sheamus, blasting him with chair shot after chair shot.
Hunter and Stephanie make their way out, but Reigns won’t let Hunter into the ring. Reigns continues to blast Sheamus with chair shots. Hunter pulls off his tie and climbs up onto the apron. Hunter tells Reigns to calm down. Hunter calls for help for Sheamus. Hunter makes his way into the ring and checks on Sheamus, easing him out to the floor. Reigns seethes for a bit, and Hunter jaws with him for a bit, backing him off. Hunter stands and yells at Reigns, but then continues to check in on Sheamus. Hunter turns around into a Superman punch from Reigns. Reigns grabs a chair and hits Hunter in the gut, then across the back, while Stephanie screams from the floor. Hunter continues to stand for repeated chair shots from Roman. Hunter rolls out to the floor, aided by the refs, but Roman follows after him.
Roman takes apart the Spanish announcer’s table, and Stephanie screams at him while the refs beg off. Roman slams Hunter’s face into the announcer’s table, and then kicks at the side of his head. Roman picks Hunter up, then powerbombs him on top of the Spanish announcer’s table (but the table doesn’t break). Roman stands on top of the regular announce table, then drops a huge elbow, sending himself and Hunter crashing through the Spanish announcer’s table.
Officials check on Hunter while Reigns looks on dejectedly. Stephanie is seething as Hunter is picked up to his feet, and Reigns makes his way slowly toward the back. Roman turns around and charges back in, spearing Hunter to the floor.
The show ends with officials checking on Hunter while Reigns makes his way slowly to the back.
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