April 7, 2014
New Orleans, LA
A video package of Daniel Bryan’s career culminating with his championship win last night at Wrestlemania is shown until Justin Roberts introduces the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Bryan comes out to a chorus of yes chants. He stops and waits, taking in the moment. He says the fans never get tired, but it’s pretty tough to chant yes when you’re holding up two championship belts. He does it one more time and says his shoulders need a break. It’s been two years since he started doing the yes chants, and one night after he won the title, everyone’s doing it. The crowd starts chanting, “You deserve it.” Bryan says he may deserve it a little, but the people deserve it more. Last night he beat The Authority and now he’s the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
The Authority interrupts the party. Triple H says he won’t step in the ring because he doesn’t want to do something he’ll regret, at least not yet. Bryan hoists up the belts in Triple H’s face and the crowd chants. Triple H tells him to enjoy his moment because that’s all it is. It won’t last and everyone knows it. He says it won’t even make it through the night, and he’ll personally make sure of that because tonight he’ll be defending the championship against Triple H. He won’t just become the 14-time champion; he’ll put an end to the yes movement. The reality is that it’s Triple H’s show and there’s not a thing Bryan can do about it. The Authority turns to leave as Bryan continues his celebration.
Backstage, Stephanie tells Triple H he needs to take care of business tonight. Triple H says he’s got it, and Batista and Randy Orton walk in complaining they want their rematches. Triple H says they’ll get them, just not tonight. Stephanie says they’ll be in a tag team match against The Usos. Orton says if they wanted the tag titles, they’d take them. Triple H says that when the 3 of them are on the same page, no one can stop them.
The Wyatt Family vs. John Cena, Sheamus & Big E
They all battle inside the ring before the bell rings. They clear the ring and Cena starts off with Bray Wyatt. Wyatt takes down Cena with a big boot and stomps him in the head after pulling at Cena’s face. Cena fights back and tags in Sheamus. Cena hits a bulldog, and Sheamus comes in with a battering ram. Wyatt makes a tag to Erick Rowan, and Sheamus starts to hammer on Rowan. They trade big right hands until Sheamus blocks a hip toss and hits a running forearm. Sheamus hits several punches in the corner and Rowan shoves Sheamus off. Sheamus hits a big knee and tags in Big E.
Sheamus whips Big E into Rowan in the corner. Rowan starts to battle back until Big E catches him mid-air and drops him with a series of backbreakers. Luke Harper gets a tag and takes a big shoulder tackle off the ropes. Cena gets the tag and he drops Harper with a spinning side slam and the 5-knuckle Shuffle. Cena tries for the AA, but Harper slams him on his face as we head to commercial.
Back from the break, and Cena’s trying to battle Harper out of a submission hold. Cena powers out and tries another AA, but Harper counters into a DDT. Rowan tags back in, slams Cena and drops a big leg. Wyatt tags back in and stomps away on Cena. Cena explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Wyatt slams Cena for a 2-count. Harper tags back in and continues the assault on Cena. Cena back drops Harper and both men are down. Harper tags Rowan, and Cena makes the tag to Sheamus. Sheamus comes in and cleans house on Rowan. Sheamus hits a powerslam on Rowan and the rolling senton on Harper onto Rowan.
Sheamus comes off the top with a double battering ram to Harper and Rowan. Wyatt tries to interfere, and Harper gets sent to the outside. Wyatt comes in as Big E does on the other side. Big E hits a belly-to-belly suplex and the big splash. Big E tries a Big Ending, but Harper comes in with a superkick. Rowan takes out Cena. Harper dives through the ropes on to Sheamus. Wyatt crawls to Big E and hits Sister Abigail for the win.
WINNERS: The Wyatts
Fandango & Summer Rae vs. Santino & Emma
Fandango takes a big hip toss, and Santino teases the Cobra. Summer Rae tags in and that means Emma has to come in as well. Emma rams Summer Rae into the turnbuckle and applies the Dill-Emma. She dives at Summer Rae in the corner and then applies the Emma Lock. Fandango tries to run in, Fandango takes him out, and Summer Rae has to tap.
WINNERS: Santino & Emma
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring. Heyman introduces himself and says Lesnar is the conqueror of The Streak that lasted nearly a quarter of a century. Brock Lesnar isn’t here to put smiles on people’s faces. Heyman says they’re going to shoot from the hip. He says The Undertaker collapsed when he got through the curtain last night. He says Vince McMahon road to the hospital with The Undertaker. Undertaker suffered a severe concussion and came very close to a broken neck and a cracked skull. Lesnar was prepared to do anything until The Streak was dead. Heyman points out that everyone gave Taker a standing ovation last night in spite of him being the loser. Lesnar is the only one who jumped from the ring to the octagon. Everyone else is wannabes. There are Hall of Famers, legends and Superstars that are lumped together. There’s only one that stands on his own: Brock Lesnar.
Tag Team Championship Match:
Randy Orton and Batista vs. The Usos ©
Batista will start this off with Jimmy. Batista quickly overpowers Uso and tags in Orton. Jey Uso makes a blind tag and takes it to Orton. They go back and forth until Batista tags back in. Batista and Orton continue their assault and making quick tags until Jimmy runs in to make the save. Batista rams Jimmy into the ring post and he falls to the floor. Jey gets sent to the floor as well. Batista drops one of the Usos on the barricade and Orton sends the other into the steps. Orton DDTs one off the barricade and the referee calls for the double count out. Batista hits a Batista Bomb onto one of the Usos on the steel steps. Orton and Batista stand in the ring with their arms raised.
WINNERS: No Contest
Rob Van Dam vs. Damien Sandow
Van Dam tries to taunt for the crowd but Sandow interrupts him. He knocks Sandow to the outside and tries again, but Sandow pulls him off the turnbuckle. Sandow hits a Side Russian Legsweep and drops the Elbow of Disdain. RVD hits a dropkick, taking Sandow off his feet. Sandow rolls to the apron and RVD sends him to the floor with a spinning heel kick.
RVD sets up Sandow on the barricade and connects on the spinning leg drop off the apron. Sandow misses with a clothesline and Van Dam kicks him one more time, setting Sandow up for Rolling Thunder. RVD climbs to the top for the 5-Star Frog Splash and gets the 3-count.
WINNER: Rob Van Dam
Rey Mysterio vs. Bad News Barrett
Barrett picks up the mic for some bad news, but Mysterio attacks before Barrett can get the words out. Mysterio sends Barrett out to the floor. Mysterio slides off the apron for a splash on Barrett out on the floor. Mysterio heads to the top and tries a headscissor, but Barrett kicks him in the gut on the way down. Barrett charges Mysterio in the corner, but Mysterio gets a boot up. Mysterio gets caught off the ropes with Winds of Change. Barrett perches Mysterio on the top turnbuckle and hammers him. Barrett catches Mysterio with a running high knee. Mysterio blocks a superplex and shoves Barrett to the mat. Mysterio hits a senton off the top and catches Barrett with a DDT. Mysterio sets him up for the 6-1-9 and hits it. Mysterio heads to the top again but Barrett trips him up and hits the Bull Hammer for the 1-2-3.
WINNER: Bad News Barrett
Alexander Rusev vs. Zack Ryder
Rusev makes short work of Ryder, hitting him in the corner and nailing a jumping thrust kick. Rusev ties up Ryder in the ropes and knees him several times before hitting a fallaway slam and a spinning slam. Ryder has to tap out to the Accolade.
WINNER: Alexander Rusev
The Ultimate Warrior makes his way out. He says it’s been hard for him to find the words and puts on one of the Warrior masks. He switches into character mode and talks about inspiring others through blood. He says the fans are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. He says the fans will make the young guys in the back into legends some day. The spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever.
AJ Lee comes out for a promo. She says it’s been 295 days since she won the Diva’s Championship; the longest reigning Diva’s champion of all time. She gave all the Divas a chance to prove she wasn’t the best and here we are 294 days later. It’s always been AJ versus the world. She overcame her 13-1 odds last night and has overcome the odds all her life. She is the savior of the Divas division.
AJ’s interrupted by Paige! Paige says she came to do what no one else would… And congratulate her. She says AJ was great last night. AJ says she doesn’t need Paige’s congratulations. She suggests Paige go run back to NXT because she doesn’t like to be interrupted. AJ says she should beat her like everyone else. Paige says she’s not ready, and AJ slaps her. AJ says they should have a match right now and, as a treat, she’ll put the title on the line.
Diva’s Championship Match:
Paige vs. AJ Lee ©
AJ attacks Paige as the bell rings. AJ hits a back elbow as Paige comes off the ropes. AJ wraps up Paige with the Black Widow, and Paige tries to counter. She does and takes out AJ with a Paige Turner and gets the pin.
WINNER: And New Diva’s Champion, Paige
Hulk Hogan makes his way down to present the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Trophy to Cesaro.
Hogan says there were a lot of memories made at Wrestlemania last night, but the one he loved the most was the Battle Royal. He knows Andre was looking down with a smile on his face. He brings out Cesaro. Hogan congratulates Cesaro and shakes his hand and leaves.
Zeb takes the microphone from Cesaro and says he’ll take over and to let a real American talk. Zeb says he brought Cesaro into the fold as a Real American and a Zeb Colter guy. Cesaro cuts him off and says he’s not that guy. He says he’s a Paul Heyman guy! Paul Heyman comes out and says he’s now the advocate for the king of swing, Cesaro! Heyman’s first order of business is to tell JBL and the announcers how he’d like them to discuss Cesaro in the future. Then Jack Swagger comes out and nails Cesaro from behind and destroys the Andre trophy! Cesaro makes it back to the ring and takes out Swagger.
Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro
This started during the break and Cesaro catches Swagger with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Cesaro lifts Swagger for a gutwrench suplex and Swagger has to roll out to the floor. Cesaro follows Swagger to the outside and rams him into the apron. Swagger hangs Cesaro off the top rope. Cesaro connects on a back elbow and heads to the top. Swagger pops up and tosses Cesaro from the top with a superplex. Swagger hip tosses Cesaro out of the corner. Swagger slaps on the submission and hammers Cesaro’s back with a forearm. Swagger sends Cesaro into the ropes one more time and Cesaro fires back with a couple of uppercuts. Swagger manages a belly-to-belly suplex.
Swagger tries a Swagger Bomb, but Cesaro gets a boot up. Cesaro picks up Swagger from the apron for a massive superplex! Cesaro hits the running uppercut into the corner five different times. Cesaro tries for the Big Swing, and Swagger rolls out and takes the count out.
WINNER: Via Count Out, Cesaro
Backstage Stephanie McMahon is with The Shield and Kane. She says she doesn’t care about what happened between them last night. And she doesn’t care about what happened to The Undertaker last night. She says they need to be on the same page tonight. Seth Rollins pokes fun at Kane, asking him what happened to the New Age Outlaws. Kane starts yelling at The Shield. Stephanie interrupts him and reminds The Shield that they stand for injustice. She tells them what the boss wants he gets.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship:
Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan ©
Orton and Batista make their way out before Triple H even makes his entrance. They attack Bryan. Orton takes him out with an RKO and Batista hits a Batista Bomb. Kane makes his way down to the ring and orders them to back off. Then Kane pulls up Bryan to his feet and chokeslams him.
Triple H’s music finally hits and he’s dressed to wrestle. He brings referee Mike Chioda into the ring and orders him to ring the bell. The Shield’s music hits, and they come down through the crowd. They climb up onto the apron and Batista, Kane and Orton are on the other side. Triple H tells them to stand down as everyone climbs into the ring. Triple H tries to talk down Kane and Orton and Batista and turns back around and Roman Reigns hits him with a Spear! Ambrose and Rollins chase off Orton and Batista. Reigns takes out Kane with a Superman Punch. The Shield surrounds Triple H and he turns to leave, but Daniel Bryan is up and hits the running knee. Triple H rolls out. Bryan and The Shield stand tall in the ring as Batista, Orton, Kane and Triple H look on from the aisle.
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