July 28, 2014
John Cena makes his way to the ring. He says normally he would share in Houston’s enthusiasm, but last week Plan C was revealed and it was what he’d hoped would never happen. He’s a marked man. The Authority wants the titles back so bad that they hired a mercenary in Brock Lesnar to take them from him at Summerslam. He says last week Paul Heyman spoke eloquently. He talked about those that get tucked in at night, and those that don’t. He says, maybe, a lot of people just want to see Lesnar beat the hell out of him. Lesnar destroys who he wants, when he wants. Forty men can say they were champion. One beast has defeated The Streak. At Summerslam, he will get the beating of a lifetime. There is a beast in his windshield, and he knows he’s going to get his ass kicked. But he won’t lay down. He will fight. He’ll go to Summerslam to beat Brock Lesnar, just like in 2012. He says no one realizes what will happen if Lesnar wins the championship. He doesn’t know who can stop Brock Lesnar if he wins the titles.
Paul Heyman comes out. He says at Summerslam, Brock Lesnar is going to conquer John Cena and take the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Heyman tells Cena that it’s courageous of him, but he’s about to become a victim. He asks if Cena knows what it’s like to be a victim. He says Cena’s been defeated, but never been victimized. Heyman tells Cena to ask Undertaker what it’s like to be victimized, but you can’t ask him because no one has seen or heard from him since Wrestlemania. Cena’s on the defensive, but Brock Lesnar is on the offensive; he wants to conquer John Cena. He says that Cena loves being in the WWE and being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The only thing Brock Lesnar loves is inflicting pain on his victims.
Cena says passion is the one thing he and Heyman have in common. Every once in a while it starts and it becomes larger and larger. They chant, “E-C-W.” When those that fought with Heyman and had the passion he had chant, it brings a smile to Heyman’s cold, black heart. Cena says this is his passion. He loves this place and what it represents. He says the 300-pound gorilla Heyman totes around has no passion for any of it. Lesnar may beat the hell out of him, but he’ll have to beat every last breath out of his body because he’s going in to Summerslam champion, and he’s walking out.
Cesaro’s music hits, and he walks out. He shakes Heyman’s hand and takes the mic. He says that he and Heyman have decided to go separate ways, but he won’t allow Cena to talk to his friend that way. He says Cena is just a muscled-up billboard. He says you can’t wrestle in tennis shoes. But Cena just can’t wrestle.
Cesaro vs. John Cena
The bell rings, and they start things up with a Greco-Roman knuckle lock. Cesaro gains the advantage and kicks Cena’s arm. Cesaro with a quick go-behind and Cena snapmares him over. Cesaro charges, but Cena takes him over with a side headlock. Cesaro leapfrogs Cena, and Cena monkey flips Cesaro. Cena slaps on another side headlock. Cesaro makes it back to his feet and slaps on a headlock of his own and takes Cena over. Cena shoots Cesaro off. Cesaro catches Cena in mid-air and takes him down with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Cesaro unloads on Cena in the corner. Cesaro scoops up Cena, but Cena counters and hits a hurricanrana. Cesaro regains control and double stomps Cena out on the apron. They trade right hands on the apron, and Cesaro shoulder tackles Cena through the ropes and Cena flies out to the floor. Cena dives back in before the 10-count and clotheslines Cesaro. Cena starts to rally and tries a running bulldog, but Cesaro throws him off and we’re headed for commercial.
Back from break, and Cena ducks a clothesline and connects with the flying shoulder tackles. Cena tries the spinning side slam, but Cesaro counters into a DDT for 2. Cesaro sets up for the Big Swing, but Cena counters into a sunset flip for 2. Cena hits a powerbomb for 2. Cena starts to climb the ropes, and Cesaro dives onto the top rope, tripping up Cena. Cesaro kicks Cena in the head and suplexes him from the apron, over the top rope and into the ring for 2. Cesaro charges at Cena in the corner, but Cena gets a boot up. Cena charges out of the corner, but Cesaro gets him into the Big Swing. Cesaro applies a version of the Clover Leaf. Cena overpowers Cesaro and tries an STF. Cesaro kicks out. Cena hits Cesaro with the spinning side slam and the 5-Knuckle Shuffle. Cesaro walks into an AA, but Cesaro grabs the ropes. Cena starts to climb the turnbuckle with Cesaro on his back. Cesaro fends off Cena and dives off the top with a cross body. Cena catches him and rolls through, lifting Cesaro for an AA. Cesaro lands on his feet. Cena charges Cesaro. Cesaro tosses Cena into the air and uppercuts him on the way down.
Cesaro sets up for the Neutralizer, but Cena counters with a backdrop. Cesaro lands on his feet on the other side and hits Cena with a running big boot. Cena bounces off the ropes and hits Cesaro with a big boot. Cesaro rolls to the apron. Cena charges again, and Cesaro kicks him through the ropes. Cesaro heads to the top again, and Cena is right behind him. Cena hits a Super AA for the win.
WINNER: John Cena
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon is talking with Triple H. She says she’s been keeping up appearances all week. She can’t go back to her daughters’ eyes, and the disappoint she saw they had for her daughter. She tells Triple H this better work. Randy Orton walks in. He says the original plan was for him to face Cena at Summerslam. Roman Reigns attacked him from behind and all of the sudden Lesnar is facing Cena at Summerslam. Triple H says as long as Roman Reigns is around, Orton will never have a chance to be in a championship match. He says if Orton takes out Reigns, he can have his match. Orton says he wants to do it tonight, but Triple H says Reigns is taking on Kane tonight. Orton says it looks like he now has a problem with Kane, Roman Reigns… and Triple H.
Paige comes out. She wants to set the record straight. She’s young so sometimes her emotions get the better of her. She still considers AJ her best friend. What she did last week was deplorable. She didn’t think of her as her friend, but someone that took her title. She promises to never act that way again.
AJ’s music plays, and she skips out to the ring. She calls Paige a Casper-looking crumpet. Paige tries to explain, but AJ cuts her off. She says she knows exactly what it’s like to have a title taken away from you in an instant. She says it’s fine if Paige wants to imitate her, that’s fine. But if she really wants to do it, she needs to do it. If she’s going to talk crap about someone, it’s to her face, like a real woman. Paige swears she is AJ’s friend, and if she doesn’t believe her, then she’s crazy… AJ takes offense to being called crazy. Paige says she didn’t mean it how it sounded. AJ tackles Paige and unloads on her before tossing her out of the ring. AJ rams her into the barricade on the floor. She tries to throw her into the steps, but Paige hops over and yells at AJ to calm down. Paige backs off up the ramp as AJ climbs back into the ring.
The Authority makes their way to the ring. The crowd starts chanting, “Jailbird.” Triple H says we’ve all shared a lot of moments over the years. But he’s never been more disappointed in the fans as he was last Monday. He’s disgusted and angry. They laughed at his wife when she was arrested last week. Stephanie’s getting upset. Triple H says he’ll never forgive us for laughing at singing as his wife was carried away like a common criminal. He says the whole world knows Brie Bella antagonized Stephanie. Stephanie was defending herself. He says Brie Bella was asking for it. He also says the charges were dropped with the exception of the assault and battery charge Brie has against Stephanie. They’ve invited Brie in an effort to put the whole thing behind them. Triple H tries to console Stephanie. Stephanie asks Brie to come out so they can get this over with.
Chris Jericho comes out! Triple H says they’re in the middle of something. Jericho apologizes for interrupting. He says he feels so bad about what happened to Stephanie last week. So he decided to come out and show his sympathies with a song and starts to sing the theme song from Cops. He says this is 2014. Orange is the new black, and it’s all right to be a jailbird. These are the moments why the WWE Network was created, so we can watch Stephanie get arrested over and over again. He says he has to give Triple H credit because he stood by Stephanie. But Chris wants to know why Triple H didn’t leave the arena with her when she was arrested. Jericho says he has the answer. And it’s because Triple H is starting to realize the same thing he’s known for over ten years, and that is that Stephanie is nothing more than a filthy, dirty, brutal, bottom-feeding, trash bag…. Triple H tells Jericho to shut up. He should focus more on Bray Wyatt. But that’s the real reason why Jericho is out here. He wants Wyatt in the ring tonight. Triple H says Jericho has to wait until Summerslam. But tonight…
Seth Rollins attacks Jericho from behind. Triple H says tonight, Jericho has to face Rollins.
The Miz & Rybaxel vs. Dolph Ziggler & The Usos
Ziggler and Miz start this off. Ziggler goes after Miz before he can even take his sunglasses off. Miz makes a tag to Ryback who takes down Ziggler. Ryback splashes Ziggler and tags in Curtis Axel. Axel nails Ziggler with a dropkick and slaps on a chinlock. Axel dives at Ziggler in the corner, but Ziggler moves out of the way. Ziggler makes a tag to one of the Usos. Uso takes it to Axel and kicks his legs out from under him before hitting the Rikishi splash in the corner. Axel rolls to the floor, and Uso hits him with a baseball slide. Ryback tries to get to Axel’s aid, and the other Uso comes off the top onto Ryback. Miz comes over, and Ziggler chases him off as we head to commercial.
Back from break, and Ryback tags in. Kofi Kingston and Big E have joined the action on the outside with Xavier Woods. Miz tags in and applies a clutch to Uso. Uso rallies to his feet, but Miz puts him back down. Miz hits Ziggler, who comes in. Axel and Miz utilize the double team while the ref’s back is turned. Axel continues to take it to Uso and tags Miz back in. Uso tries to rally, but Miz hits him with a backbreaker. Uso counters a neckbreaker, but Miz fires back with a kick to the gut. Uso tries to make a tag, but Miz holds him back. Uso kicks Miz off and makes a tag to Ziggler. Ryback gets a tag on the other side and Ziggler’s hitting everybody. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker on Ryback and drops the heart-stopping elbow. Ryback ducks a Fame-Asser. Ryback catches Ziggler in mid-air. Ziggler rolls through. Ziggler tries a Zig-Zag, but Ryback counters. Ziggler hits a big DDT for a near-fall.
Uso chases Miz off. Axel chases off one of the Usos. The other Uso clotheslines Axel out to the floor. The Usos start flying. Miz hops up and hangs one of the Usos off the top rope. Ziggler turns around and Ryback lifts him up for a powerbomb. Ziggler slips out the back door and hits the Zig-Zag for the 3-count.
WINNERS: Dolph Ziggler & The Usos
R-Truth vs. Bo Dallas
Before the match, Bo says that everyone knows Truth can’t be undefeated… Actually, he’s lost a lot of matches in his career. He knows one day Truth will be victorious. All he has to do is BOLieve!
The bell rings, and Dallas gains a quick advantage with a pair of shoulder tackles. Bo drops out to the floor for a victory lap. Dallas makes his way back inside, and Truth rolls him up for the pinfall.
Bo grabs the microphone. He says he can’t BOlieve Truth was the first to beat him, but it’s OK. He nails Truth with the microphone and starts attacking him in the corner. Bo drags Truth over to the apron. He puts the ring skirt over his head and continues to assault Truth. Bo hits Truth with a double-arm DDT back inside the ring. He takes his victory lap around the ring and leaves.
Lana and Rusev come out for a promo. Lana talks about how our country and our president are weak, until Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger cut them off. Zeb says our flag represents the United States. It represents a family sitting around the table on Thanksgiving; sharing their thanks they’ve survived another year. It represents the Americans surrounding a TV, watching a football game. It represents pick-up trucks, pretty girls and beer. It represents the brave men and women who’ve died to protect that flag and preserve our freedom. Swagger charges the ring and starts attacking Rusev on the outside. Rusev starts slamming Swagger into the barricade and rolls him into the ring. Rusev tries to put Swagger in the Accolade, but Swagger rolls him up into the Patriot Lock. Rusev manages to kick Swagger off. Swagger kicks him out to the apron and clotheslines him to the floor, and Rusev retreats.
Damien Sandow comes out dressed as an astronaut. He mocks the Houston crowd, and Adam Roses comes down. Rose calls Sandow a sour spaceman. Don’t be a lemon, be a rosebud. Sandow says no one can hear you scream in space, let’s see if it’s true on Earth, and he attacks Rose.
Adam Rose vs. Damien Sandow
The bell rings, and Rose quickly hits the Party Foul for the win.
WINNER: Adam Rose
Roman Reigns vs. Kane
Reigns makes his way down through the crowd, and Randy Orton attacks him. They battle through the crowd, and Reigns tosses Orton over the barricade. Kane tries to get involved, but Reigns takes him down. Kane pops back up as Reigns continues to attack Orton. Back in the ring, and Reigns hits Kane with a Samoan Drop. Orton climbs into the ring and attacks Reigns from behind, but Reigns hits him with a Superman Punch. Kane gets to his feet again and chokeslams Reigns. Kane leaves, and Orton kicks Reigns in the face. Randy unloads on Reigns, screaming at him about stealing from him. Orton pulls Reigns out to the floor and throws him into the steps repeatedly. Orton tosses Reigns over the barricade and DDTs him off the barricade. Orton bounces Reigns’s head off the ring step. Orton drags reigns to the announce table and RKOs him on it, and it doesn’t break! Orton pulls Reigns up one more time and finally RKOs him through the table.
Fandango vs. Diego w/ El Torrito, Summer Rae & Layla
Fandango hits a backdrop and a knee drop. Summer Rae and Layla take a chance to distract to Fandango, but he comes back with a dropkick and a suplex. Fandango heads to the top, but El Torrito hops up on the other side. Fandango hops down, and Diego hits a springboard sunset flip for the quick pin.
WINNER: Diego w/ El Torrito, Summer Rae & Layla
After the match, Torrito gores Fandango with a low blow, and the girls take turns giving him kisses.
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon knocks on the Divas locker room door. She asks Nikki Bella if her sister will be there, and Nikki says Brie will be there soon. She says Brie will have plenty to say, and Stephanie tries to apologize, but Nikki says Stephanie doesn’t have to eat crap a lot, but she hopes she likes the taste of it.
Natalya & Naomi vs. Alicia Fox & Cameron
Natalya reverses a whip and kicks Alicia in the back. Naomi hits an atomic drop and tries to hit Cameron on the apron. Alicia whips her Naomi, but Naomi hops over the top rope and kicks Alicia in the face through the ropes. Naomi dives over the apron onto Cameron and unloads. Alicia pulls her off and throws her in the ring. Alicia hits a scissor kick for 2. Cameron wants the tag and gets it. She pulls Naomi’s hair to snapmare her over a couple times. Cameron slams Naomi in the corner. Naomi reverses the mounted punch by Cameron into a headscissor submission, and Cameron has no choice but to tap out.
WINNERS: Naomi & Natalya
Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins
They tie up and Jericho knees Rollins repeatedly in the face. Rollins backs into the corner and Jericho chops him. Rollins hooks the ropes on a whip and rolls to the floor. Jericho gives chase and rams Rollins into the barricade. Rollins chops him back, but Jericho rolls him back inside. Rollins kicks Jericho in the face on the way in, knocking him back to the floor. Rollins tries to dive through the ropes, but Jericho catches him in the face. Jericho suplexes Rollins. Rollins gets a kick to the gut of Jericho and kicks him in the corner. Rollins sends Jericho to the opposite corner, but Jericho manages an enzuiguiri and a 2-count. Jericho chokes Rollins in the ropes. Jericho comes off the ropes, but Rollins throws a dropkick, taking Jericho down. Jericho dumps Rollins onto the apron and hits a springboard tackle, and we’re off to another commercial.
Back from commercial, and Rollins has Jericho in a modified Cobra Clutch. Jericho tries to make it to his feet and does, but Rollins slams him. Rollins hits a tackle in the corner. Rollins bites Jericho. Rollins tries another diving tackle into the corner. Jericho moves out of the way and hits Rollins with a pair of shoulder tackles. Jericho heads to the top for an axe handle. Rollins avoids the running bulldog, hits a spinning neckbreaker, and both guys are down. Rollins taunts Jericho, but Jericho hits him with a series of chops. Jericho charges Rollins, and Rollins catches him with an STO into the second turnbuckle. Rollins heads to the top as Jericho makes it to his feet. Jericho trips up Rollins, and Rollins blocks a superplex from Jericho. Rollins tries a high-risk move from the top, but Jericho back drops him into the ring and hits a cross body for a near-fall.
Jericho catches Rollins with an elbow, turning him inside out. Rollins avoids a Lion Sault and powerbombs Jericho into the corner. Jericho avoids the Curb Stomp and rolls up Rollins. Rollins kicks out. Jericho tries a Walls of Jericho, but Rollins makes it to the ropes and Jericho flips him up onto his feet, allowing Rollins to hit an enzuiguiri. Rollins tries a springboard, but Jericho catches him with a Code Breaker on the way down. The lights flicker and come back, and the Wyatts are in the ring. Harper and Rowan attack Jericho. They beat Jericho down, and Wyatt scoops up Jericho and takes him out with a Sister Abigail.
WINNER: No Contest
Stephanie comes out to confront Brie Bella. She says she’s humbled after last week. She’s the principle owner of WWE, representing four generations of McMahons. She represents their business partners and share holders. They can’t look at her in the eye without thinking she’s nothing more than a common criminal. She’s been affected professionally and personally. Her daughters can’t understand why their mother was arrested and taken to jail. They are scarred for life.
Brie comes out through the crowd, escorted by security. She says she’s heard enough. She wants to get to the point. Or is Stephanie going to stand there like a whining, spoiled, rich bitch. Stephanie wants her to drop the charges. She says no one deserves this. Brie says Stephanie deserves to go to hell. Stephanie admits she took advantage of Nikki. She says she won’t do it anymore. Brie says Stephanie is being insulting. Stephanie suggests a raise for Nikki. Brie says, OK, but she has some more demands. She wants her job back. Stephanie says one Bella is enough for the WWE. Brie says she’ll see her in court and starts to walk away. Stephanie stops her, and says if she gives her her job back, she’ll drop the charges. Brie says OK. But there’s one more thing. She wants a match at Summerslam. Stephanie gets excited and offers her a Diva’s title match or a Total Diva’s Spectacular. But Brie wants a match with Stephanie. Stephanie says it’s been over ten years since she competed in the ring. She’s a dedicated businesswoman, wife and mom. Brie says she won’t drop the charges unless she gets to face Stephanie at Summerslam. Stephanie starts to break down in the ring. She says she can’t lower herself to get into the ring. Stephanie starts crying and agrees to the match if Brie will drop the charges. Brie says OK, but Stephanie says she has one more thing Brie needs to understand… At Summerslam… She slaps Brie across the face, knocking her off the apron. She says at Summerslam, she’ s going to make Brie her bitch. Brie dives back into the ring and they start fighting! They have to be pulled apart by agents and Triple H.
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