Big Show makes his way to the ring and he is dressed to wrestle. We are told that Triple H said in an interview that Big Show would be punished for his actions on Monday night. We see what Big Show did not do on Triple H’s orders.
Big Show is going to talk but he is handed something in addition to the microphone.
Big Show reads the note and he says that he comes out here tonight to humble apologize for his abhorrent behavior on Raw. He apologizes to Triple H for not doing the simple job he was asked to do on Monday night. He apologizes to the other Superstars for setting a poor example as a locker room leader. Most of all, he apologizes to the entire WWE Universe for just simply letting them down.
Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. He welcomes everyone to Smackdown. He thanks Big Show for his apology. He did not think it was very sincere, but it was an apology and he thanks him. He wants Show to understand that he is not picking on him, but he wants him to be a businessman. He is a locker room leader. Like Booker T said, he wants Show to be professional.
In any business, if the COO asks you to do something and you refuse, it is grounds for dismissal. Triple H says that he has no choice . . .
Big Show interrupts and tells Hunter not to do this.
Hunter says that he is not going to fire Show. He is going to suspend for tonight without pay. A night without pay really stings for Big Show because . . . Big Show is broke. Hunter wants Show to come with him.
Show leaves the ring and The Shield’s music plays so Show stays in the ring. The Shield surround the ring on three sides and they get on the apron. They enter the ring and they attack Big Show. Show pushes them off and then he head butts Reigns and punches Ambrose. He gives Rollins a forearm. He punches Reigns while Ambrose and Rollins work him over from behind. Ambrose with a drop kick that sends Show to the floor.
Show gets on the announce table and he wants the Shield to come after him. They surround Show like sharks surrounding a life boat. Ambrose and Rollins distract Show and Reigns hits Show in the leg with a steel chair. Show punches Reigns and then Show takes care of Rollins. Show sends Ambrose into the ringside barrier. Show with a spear off the table to Reigns.
Show sends Reigns into the ring and he grabs Roman by the throat. He does the same to Ambrose. Show turns around and he sees Rollins coming off the turnbuckles so Show releases Reigns and Ambrose and he punches Rollins in the midsection.
Show signals for the punch and Reigns hits Show with the chair to stop Show before he can punch Rollins. Reigns with more chair shots to Show and Show is down on the mat. Reigns tells Show to stay down.
Ambrose tells Show that they didn’t want to have to do that but it was Show’s fault. Rollins tells Show that he should blame himself. They pick up Show for the Cerberus Bomb and they hit it.
We go to commercial.
We are back and AJ makes her way to the ring to watch the first match.
Match Number One: Alicia Fox, Aksana, and Layla El versus Brie Bella, Natalya, and Naomi (with Cameron, JoJo, Eva Marie, and Nikki Bella)
Aksana and Brie start things off and Brie with forearms. Aksana slaps Brie but Brie with knees. Brie sends Aksana face first into the mat. Alicia hits Brie from the apron but Brie kicks Alicia and then brings her into the ring. Layla joins in and then so do Natalya and Naomi. Brie pulls Aksana down by the hair.
Alicia and Naomi tag in and Naomi with a rana and then she tries for the leaping butt bump but it appears that Alicia slid under to avoid it. Alicia with a clothesline for a near fall. Alicia with a front face lock and Naomi tries to get to her corner but Alicia kicks at Natalya’s hand.
Naomi with a back drop and Aksana and Natalya tag in. Natalya avoids a clothesline and she connects with a discus clothesline and she tries for the Sharpshooter but AJ gets up from the announce table and she attacks Natalya and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Natalya, Brie Bella, and Naomi (by disqualification)
After the match, Brie, Natalya, and Naomi surround AJ. Natalya says that AJ is not a champion. Natalya slaps AJ and then Brie with an X Factor. Naomi with a leg lariat. Natalya tries to put AJ in the Sharpshooter but Alicia, Aksana, and Layla pull her out of the ring.
Vickie Guerrero is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Vickie Guerrero is in the ring excusing herself. Vickie says that it is time for Dancing with the Superstars. The first contestant is R Truth. The next contestant is Fandango and he is joined by Summer Rae.
Vickie asks if we are ready to start, but Miz interrupts and he is dressed for the 1970s.
Miz says that you cannot have Dancing with the WWE Superstars unless you have the most must see Superstar of All Time. Tonight, he is Mizco Inferno. Miz takes a jacket from a fan in the front row.
Vickie cannot believe that Miz would interrupt her segment, but she lets Miz compete.
Great Khali makes his way to the ring and he takes the mic. Khali tells Vickie that he wants to dance.
Truth is the first to perform. He is followed by Fandango and Summer. Miz is the third to dance. The final dancer is Khali.
Vickie gives the decision to the crowd in the arena. The winner is Miz.
Fandango is outraged and he says that the other three are a disgrace to the art of dance. Fandango tries to attack Miz but Miz moves and Truth punches Fandango. Miz and Truth with a double back body drop and then Miz sends Fandango over the top rope to the floor.
Miz and Truth do the Kid ‘n Play and we go to commercial.
We are back with a Los Matadores video package.
We are back and JBL is ole-ing.
Michael says that due to Vickie’s orders, we have to go to the interview area with the newest broadcast colleague, Ryback.
Ryback is in the back and he says that he is a multi-talented WWE Superstar. He is a concert pianist and the people do not know about his linguistic skills. Ryback says that he is a great interviewer. He introduces his guest . . .
Ryback asks his guest his name and he says that his name is Robert Evans. Ryback asks Robert where he is from and Robert says that he is from right here in Ottawa. Ryback calls him a hometown hero. Ryback notices that Evans is dressed to wrestle so he asks Robert how tall he is. Robert tells Ryback that he is six foot four. Ryback asks Robert how much he weighs and Robert says that he weighs 185 pounds.
Ryback asks Robert what he sees when he looks in the mirror and he says that Robert probably has dreams of being a WWE Superstar. Robert says that he would love to be a WWE Superstar. Ryback says that he probably wants to be in the main event. Evans says that he would. Ryback asks him about competing at Wrestlemania. Ryback asks Evans if his dream is to be in the ring with someone of Ryback’s level.
Ryback says that it makes him feel good that people have dreams. Ryback says that he has dreams . . . and he slaps Evans.
Ryback says that his dream is beating the holy hell out of people like Robert. Ryback asks Robert Evans if he has anything else to say to the WWE Universe and Robert cannot speak. Ryback sends it back to ringside.
We go to Vickie’s office and Ricardo Rodriguez enters Vickie’s office because he was told by a runner that she wanted to speak to him. Vickie says that in the interest of what is best for business, Ricardo will not be in RVD’s corner at Night of Champions. She says that she fears for Ricardo’s safety. Since they are in Canada, they speak in Spanish.
Vickie says that if he wants to be in Rob’s corner on Sunday, Rob can be in Ricardo’s corner tonight when Ricardo faces Alberto Del Rio.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Damien is in the middle of his comments for the people of Ottawa and he tells his slack-jawed, mouth breathing, neighbors to the north. As their intellectual savior and uncrowned champion. He will defeat this buffoon Santino Marella and free people from the inadequacies of their own self-imposed ignorance . . . eh. He tells everyone You’re WELCOME.
Match Number Two: Damien Sandow versus Santino Marella
They lock up and Santino teases the Cobra and Sandow backs away. Sandow with a knee to the midsection followed by a head butt and kicks to the ribs. Sandow with a punch and a near fall. Sandow with knees to the midsection followed by a side Russian leg sweep and the Elbow of Disdain for a near fall.
Sandow with an abdominal stretch and forearms to the ribs. Santino with a Saito suplex to escape. Santino with a split and hip toss followed by a diving head butt. Santino reaches into his special place for the Cobra but Sandow with a forearm. Sandow with an Irish whip but Sandow misses a charge into the corner and he hits the ring post with his shoulder. Santino with the Cobra for the three count.
Winner: Santino Marella
Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel walk in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole is in the ring. He mentions that CM Punk will be facing his guests tonight. Michael brings out Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman.
Michael wants to show everyone the tumultuous relationship between Paul and CM Punk.
Michael mentions that for 434 days, CM Punk held the WWE Championship and Paul was at his side. As soon as Punk lost the title, the relationship started to fracture. CM Punk guaranteed that he will get his hands on Paul and make Paul pay for his sins. Michael wants to know how they will keep Punk from getting his hands on Paul.
Curtis wants to know what is wrong with Cole. He says that Paul is stressed out. The pressure that Paul Heyman is under. The speculation is tantamount to hyperbole. CM Punk won’t get to Paul Heyman on Sunday because CM Punk cannot beat Curtis Axel.
Paul tells Michael that he knows what he is trying to do. Paul says that just because he has a persecution complex, it does not mean that he is not being persecuted. Paul says that he is not a fighter. He is not a man of war. He is an advocate of peace. That is why he comes to everyone with great humility and he calls for a public boycott of Sunday’s Night of Champions pay per view.
Paul asks if you really need to pay to see the destruction of Paul Heyman? Is there something better to spend money on? What about a college fund for your children? Maybe your wife needs a new pair of shoes. If you buy Night of Champions, you will see CM Punk get his hands on Paul. With all due respect to Curtis Axel, he taught CM Punk how to turn the system against itself. He will find a way to get past his client. Not because Punk is a better fighter or wrestler than Curtis Axel.
CM Punk was his prodigal son. That means if you do not boycott Night of Champions, CM Punk will hand him such a beating . . . CM Punk does not want to wrestle him. CM Punk wants to fight him. CM Punk wants to beat him up. CM Punk wants to slaughter him to the point where this is the last time you are ever going to see Paul Heyman.
Paul says that if this is the last time that they are going to have together, he wants to say that he will always love CM Punk . . . but he will never forgive each and every one of you.
The fans of Ottawa serenade Paul as he leaves the ring.
We take a look back at what happened at the start of the show to Big Show.
Match Number Three: Alberto Del Rio versus Ricardo Rodriguez (with Rob Van Dam)
Del Rio with a kick and punches to Ricardo. Del Rio has something to say to Van Dam and then he runs Ricardo into the corner and connects with shoulders followed by a step up enzuigiri. Del Rio with a boot to the back of the head. Del Rio mocks the Van Dam thumbs deal with ADR. Ricardo with a drop kick and a rollup for a near fall.
Del Rio with a super kick and Ricardo is down. Del Rio with head butts to Ricardo and the referee warns him. Ricardo kicks Del Rio in the head and then he runs into boots from Ricardo. Ricardo with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Rob tells Ricardo to go up top but Del Rio crotches Ricardo on the turnbuckles and then he hits a baseball slide to take care of Van Dam. Del Rio with an inverted superplex for the three count.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Del Rio puts Ricardo in the cross arm breaker. Van Dam comes into the ring and Del Rio releases the hold. Van Dam with a thrust kick and he punches Del Rio. Van Dam hits a five star frog splash and then he shows Del Rio how to work the thumbs.
We have a video package to recap what has happened to Daniel Bryan since winning the WWE Title at SummerSlam.
Match Number Four: Dolph Ziggler versus Dean Ambrose in a Non Title Match to see if Dolph can get a US Title Match at Night of Champions
Ziggler with a waist lock take down and then he elbows Ambrose in the head. Ziggler with a front face lock and Ambrose backs Ziggler into the corner. Ambrose tries for a punch but Ziggler blocks it and Ziggler with punches of his own. Ambrose sends Ziggler into the corner and he punches him and then he runs his forearm across Ziggler’s face.
Ambrose with a chop followed by a hard Irish whip. Ambrose stomps on the hand and punches Ziggler. Ziggler with a kick and cross body but instead of going for the victory, he punches Ambrose. Ambrose goes to the floor and the referee holds Ziggler back.
Ziggler chases after Ambrose and Ambrose returns to the ring first and he kicks Ziggler as he re-enters the ring. Ambrose with a short arm clothesline and a snap elbow drop for a near fall. Ambrose with a rear chin lock and he rubs Ziggler’s face in the mat. Ambrose with a knee and punch. Ambrose asks Dolph if he knows who he is. Ziggler with a punch but Ambrose with a knee.
Ambrose tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he hits a drop kick. Ziggler with a series of elbow drops culminating in a leaping elbow drop. Ziggler misses the Stinger Splash when Ambrose moves and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ambrose with a boot to the midsection as he adds more pressure to the abdomen. Ambrose traps the legs and applies a rear chin lock. Ambrose with punches followed by a slam. Ambrose pulls Ziggler towards the corner for a fist from the turnbuckles but Ziggler gets his boot up.
Ziggler with a Stinger Splash and he punches Ambrose on the turnbuckles. Ziggler with a flying clothesline for a near fall. Ziggler misses the Fameasser and Ambrose tries for an O’Connor Roll but Ziggler rolls through and gets a near fall. Ziggler with an uppercut and then he tries for the sleeper but Ambrose avoids it. Ziggler with a jawbreaker to escape. Ziggler with a kick and Fameasser but Rollins and Reigns break up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (by disqualification)
After the match, Reigns and Rollins attack Ziggler. The Usos make their way to the ring and they go after Reigns and Rollins. Roman and Seth leave the ring.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and excuses herself. She says that it looks like Dolph got his title match by disqualification. If the Usos want to get involved, this will be a six man tag match.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Dolph Ziggler, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso versus Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins
The match is joined in progress and Dolph is tagged in and he punches Rollins. Ziggler with a back body drop and he goes after Ambrose but Dean gets to the floor. Rollins tries to ambushZ Ziggler but Dolph with an uppercut. He punches Dean but Rollins with a running forearm thanks to the distraction.
Reigns tags in and he sends Ziggler into the corner and he hits a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Reigns with a shoulder and then he puts Ziggler on the turnbuckles. Rollins pushes Ziggler off the turnbuckles and Dean tags in. Ambrose kicks Ziggler and taunts him. ZIggler with punches but Ambrose with a knee to the midsection as Ziggler comes off the ropes.
Rollins tags in and he connects with a knee. Rollins with a near fall. Rollins slaps Ziggler and sends him into the corner. Rollins with kicks and the referee stops Rollins. The referee focuses on the Usos on the apron and that allows The Shield to triple team Ziggler in the corner.
Reigns tags back in and he punches Ziggler in the ribs. Reigns with a head butt and he gets a near fall. Reigns with a front face lock. Ziggler with punches but Reigns with an uppercut. Ambrose tags in and he gets in a few jabs on Ziggler while Reigns holds him. Ambrose puts Ziggler in the ropes and he connects with punches and then Ambrose with a drop kick to Ziggler while in the ropes.
Ambrose goes for a second one but Ziggler moves and Ambrose goes to the floor. Ambrose tags Reigns into the match and Roman stops Ziggler from making the tag. Reigns sends Ziggler into the corner but Ziggler moves when Reigns goes for a shoulder in the corner and Reigns hits the turnbuckles.
Rollins tags in and Ziggler kicks Seth away. Jimmy tags in and he connects with a clothesline and savate kick. Jimmy with a sit out full nelson bomb. Jimmy misses the running butt splash into the corner but it does not affect him and he hits an alley oop Samoan drop. Ambrose breaks up the cover and Ziggler goes after Ambrose. Ziggler with a Mick Foley clothesline to Ambrose.
Rollins drops Jimmy on the top rope and he gets a near fall with a rollup, but Jey breaks it up. Reigns with a spear to Jey. Jimmy with a super kick to Reigns and then one to Seth. Jimmy tries for the superfly splash but Rollins gets his knees up and then Rollins gets the three count with a small package.
Winners: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for The Cutting Edge and Edge makes his way to the ring.
Edge says that Triple H has allowed him to come here and host The Cutting Edge because it’s what is good for business. Edge says that the only reason he is here is because of everyone in the arena. He says it doesn’t mean that he will forget what happened between him and Triple H on Raw. It does not mean that he will forget that he has no respect for Triple H. He will not forget that Triple H married into his job and somewhere he lost his genitals.
He is not going to forget what happened to his best friend Christian when Hunter’s goon squad attacked him. He tells Christian not to come back for one more match, but to tear them apart.
He hasn’t forgotten that the Cutting Edge is the show where you cut through the crap. He asks the tough questions. He brings out his guests, the two men who will compete for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions.
Edge brings out Randy Orton first.
Then Edge brings out Randy’s opponent on Sunday, Daniel Bryan.
Edge points out that there is an awkward amount of testosterone and he knows how these things end up so he wants to ask Randy the first question. Edge asks Randy how it feels to be a sell out.
Randy asks Edge if these are his tough questions. He says that it is nothing more than a cheap shot from a guy who is jealous that Randy is a ten time champion and is just a washed up talk show host who cannot wrestle any more.
Daniel wants Randy to show Edge some respect.
Edge says that Randy forget that he is an eleven time champion. This is about Daniel winning the title at Night of Champions.
Randy says that he is not a sell out. He did what Daniel or Edge would have done. He did what anyone would have done. He took advantage of an opportunity that presented itself him. The McMahons have looked to him to be the face of the company after ten years of John Cena. Unfortunately, Daniel Bryan was not part of that change.
He says that Daniel is a great wrestler and he has a nice little following. Daniel is good for business, but Randy says that he is best for business.
Edge says that he thinks he knows what is best for business. He says that the people think they know what is best for business. The crowd chants ‘Yes’. Edge asks Daniel if he thinks he is best for business.
Daniel says that he knows that the people want to put his fingers in the air and say ‘Yes’, but he doesn’t care what is best for business.
Randy calls Daniel naïve and says that Daniel will never be champion or the face of the business. He says that Daniel will just be a footnote.
Daniel tells Randy to shut up. He has been listening for weeks as Randy, Triple H, Stephanie, and Vince McMahon come out and talk about Randy is the face of WWE and what is best for business. This is not about adding numbers to a giant corporation. The best things in his life have nothing to do with what is best for business or what is best for the balance sheets or putting money in their pockets.
He is talking about love, satisfaction, passion, and about dreams. That is his dream and it is not on anybody else’s balance sheet. Daniel never dreamt of being the face of a corporation. All he ever dreamt about was holding that title. At Night of Champions, he will achieve his dream when he beats Randy and wins the WWE Championship.
Randy says that if Daniel wants the title so bad, he will do him one better. He will let Daniel achieve his dream tonight.
Orton attacks Bryan and he punches Daniel. Orton looks at Edge but Bryan puts Orton in the Yes Lock. Orton taps but it does not matter because this is not a match. Officials make their way to the ring to pull Bryan off Orton and Orton holds his shoulder.
We go to credits.