We are in Worcester, Massachusetts and your announcers are Michael â€˜3 Day Weekendâ€™ Cole, John â€˜Did you see me on Varney & Company this morningâ€™ Layfield, and Miz.
We take a look at the New Age Outlaws turning their backs on CM Punk in the six man tag match against The Shield on Raw.
Match Number One: BG James and Billy Gunn versus Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a Non Title Match
Goldust and James start things off and they lock up. James backs Goldust into the corner but he misses a punch and Goldust with a punch of his own. James wants Goldust to calm dow and he offers his hand but it is a trap and he kicks and punches Goldust. Goldust with a kick and drop down uppercut. Goldust punches James in the corner but James with a kick and Irish whip. Goldust with a back elbow out of the corner and both men are down.
Gunn tags in and he hits Goldust from behind. Goldust sends Gunn over the top rope to the floor. James tags in and he tries to knock Cody off the apron but Cody with a punch and Goldust with a power slam. Both men are down again. Gunn and Cody tag in and Cody with clotheslines followed by a kick and drop down uppercut.
Gunn with an Irish whip and Cody floats over and gets a sunset flip but Gunn escapes. Cody with a knee and then he kicks James and hits a springboard double drop kick. Cody gets a near fall on Gunn and James breaks up the cover. Goldust sends James and himself over the top rope with a clothesline. Gunn with a kick but he misses a Fameasser.
Cody tries for Cross Rhodes but Gunn with a snap mare and then he hits a tilt-a-whirl slam for a near fall. Gunn with a kick and he misses the Fameasser a second time. Cody hits Beautiful Disaster.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she apologizes for interrupting the match and she throws out a few EXCUSE MEs. Vickie tells everyone that the Royal Rumble is nine days away. It will be every man for himself. Friend versus friend. Foe versus foe. Friend versus foe. Even brother versus brother.
After Vickie stops speaking, Gunn with a rollup for the three count on Cody.
Winners: BG James and Billy Gunn
We go to the back where Renee Young is with CM Punk. She says that she has heard that Punk will be calling out the Shield tonight. Punk confirms the rumor. That is exactly what he is going to do.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring.
Paul introduces himself and he says that he stands here tonight as the advocate for the Beast Incarnate and obvious number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship BROCK LESNAR. Paul says that it is a shame that he has to bring himself to Smackdown to deal with the smear campaign led by the Big Show when he claimed that he threw Brock Lesnar across the ring.
It is demonstrative of the conspiracy theory that his client has been subjected to since Day One. His client BROCK LESNAR got into a fight with the Worldâ€™s Strongest Man, an Olympian nonetheless. After filling the mantra of â€˜eat, sleep, conquer, repeatâ€™, his client Brock Lesnar was attacked by the Big Show.
Big Show gave the misleading image that he could overpower Brock Lesnar. We all know that Big Show is seven feet tall and almost 430 some odd pounds. At the Royal Rumble, BROCK LESNAR will conquer the Big Show.
Paul Heyman says that he has been through many wars, all with Brock Lesnar at his side. As he walks through the Valley of the Giants, he fears no evil for Brock Lesnar walks right next to him. That is why Big Show may try that with Zeb Colter, but that is why Big Show wonâ€™t do it to him. It is because of who he is with, the Beast Incarnate. The man who will be there live on Monday . . .
WELL, the Big Show has heard enough and he makes his way to the ring.
Paul tells Show to stop and he tells Show that he does not try this with him.
Show enters the ring and Paul leaves into the crowd.
Show wants to know why Paul is running because he is not scared. Show says that he knows that Paul and his client are afraid because of what happened last week. We take a look at the video tape.
Show says that Heyman forgets that he knows Paul. He was a Heyman guy before it was even cool to be a â€˜Heyman Guyâ€™. He knows that Paul is scared and that he is lying through is yellow teeth. Show has a message for Paulâ€™s client. He tells Paul that he will be knocking Brock Lesnar out at the Royal Rumble.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto Del Rio is in the ring and we take a look back at what happened on Raw between Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio.
Match Number Two: Alberto Del Rio versus Rey Mysterio
Before the match, Rey gets on the mic and he says that Alberto got the best of him on Raw, but Alberto is worried about Batista returning to Raw. Rey says that Alberto should be worried about him tonight.
Del Rio kicks Rey and then he wraps the arm in the rope before the referee warns him. Del Rio misses a splash into the ropes when Rey moves. Del Rio goes to the floor and Rey with a kick and a sliding splash onto Del Rio on the floor. Rey sends Del Rio into the ring and then Rey with a shoulder and forearm. Rey goes for a springboard move but Del Rio hits Rey in the legs and Rey gets caught in the turnbuckles.
Del Rio with a running kick to Rey and we go to commercial.
Del Rio with a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio with a body scissors on Rey. Rey punches Del Rio in the leg to get out of the hold. Del Rio blocks a kick but Rey with an enzuigiri and Del Rio falls into the ropes. He suckers Rey into trying for the 619 and Del Rio with a clothesline for a near fall.
Del Rio punches Rey. Del Rio puts Rey on the turnbuckles and he goes for the mask and we can see part of Reyâ€™s face. Del Rio puts Rey in the tree of woe again. Del Rio goes for a shoulder but Rey moves and Del Rio hits the post with his shoulder. Rey goes up top and Rey with a senton for a near fall.
Del Rio with a running kick into the corner and then he hits a KneeDT for a near fall. Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Rey hits Del Rio in the head but Del Rio sends Rey into the turnbuckles. Del Rio puts Rey on the turnbuckles for a superplex but Rey blocks it and he sends Del Rio to the mat. Rey with a seated splash followed by a head scissors that sends Del Rio into the ropes but Del Rio escapes the ropes and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
Del Rio with a head butt and he tries for a sunset flip but Rey rolls through and Rey with a kick to the head for a near fall. Rey goes to the turnbuckles but Del Rio with an enzuigiri and Rey falls to the mat again. Del Rio with a near fall. Del Rio looks around and signals for the cross arm breaker. Del Rio floats over but Rey escapes. Rey with a kick and tornado DDT for a near fall.
Del Rio with an arm breaker and he floats over but Rey floats over. Rey with a head scissors and Del Rio falls into the ropes and Rey hits the 619. Rey goes for the dive from the turnbuckles but Del Rio gets his knees up. Del Rio sets for the super kick but Rey ducks and Rey with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
After the match, Del Rio attacks Rey and kicks him. Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker and Rey taps while the referee tries to get Del Rio to release the hold. Del Rio takes his time releasing the hold but he eventually lets go.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cameron and Naomi notice Emma in the crowd.
Match Number Three: Naomi (with Cameron) versus Tamina Snuka ( with AJ Lee)
Naomi with punches but Tamina puts Naomi on the top rope and she knocks Naomi to the floor with a forearm. Tamina throws her vest on Naomi before returning to the ring. Tamina sends Naomi into the air and then back to the mat. Tamina gets a near fall. Tamina with a rear chin lock.
Tamina slingshots Naomiâ€™s throat into the middle rope followed by an Irish whip. Tamina pulls Naomi out of the corner and to the mat. Naomi with a kick and elbow followed by a kick. Naomi with a leg lariat and AJ gets on the apron. Naomi with a Bubba Bomb and Cameron takes AJ down on the floor. Tamina grabs Cameron and Naomi with a rollup for a near fall.
Naomi with an enzuigiri and a split legged moonsault for the three count.
It is time to talk about Mae Young. Vince McMahon commented on how there will never be another one like Mae Young. We have a video package that is narrated by Stephanie McMahon.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cole, Layfield, and Miz talk about what happened at the end of Raw and we take a look back at the tag match that started the show before we got to our steel cage match.
Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron to tell us that they are here. They enter the ring and Bray looks around before he says that as a child he wanted nothing more in life than to be powerful like his father. He did his best to appease him. He tried to be just like him. It was never good enough.
He was never there for him. He says to listen to the sheeple bleat and bleat. Instead of entrusting him with his kingdom, he betrayed and deceived him. He was cast out to walk among the sheep as one of them. As one of you. He always knew that he was always destined for better things.
As he was left in that black hole, asking for help and gasping for air . . . she saved him. Abigail gave him hope and she sang the sweetest songs he ever heard. He was enthralled with her beauty and he was obsessed with her power. She told him that on his path to righteousness and path to purity, he would be deceived again.
As he laid on Monday as a beaten and battered mess. He looked into his eyes and he knew that this was the moment that Abigail talked about. It was the moment that he had to sacrifice himself to be resurrected into the creature that he was born to be.
Did you really think that you could hurt him? He is already dead. The foolish attempt to stab him in the back. How can you be so simple? He does not bleed like everyone else. Daniel Bryan was given every chance to walk with the reapers. Now, he will burn with the saints.
CM Punk is in the interview area. Renee mentions the problems that Bryan has had with the Wyatts. She also says that she heard that Punk would be calling out the New Age Outlaws as well. Renee asks who Punk will be calling out.
Punk says that he is calling them both out. He is calling out all five men. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Billy Gunn, and The Road Dogg.
Renee asks if that is career suicide.
Punk says that it is a gift to give the Authority an opportunity to shut him up. He is giving them what they want. Some day, he will get what he wants.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Big E Langston versus Fandango (with Summer Rae) in a Non Title Match
Fandango with a knee to the midsection followed by a punch. Langston with a back breaker to Fandango and Fandango goes to the floor. Fandango returns to the ring and he punches and kicks Langston. Fandango with a European uppercut and kick. Langston with a shoulder tackle and a shoulder in the corner. Langston runs into knees from Fandango and Fandango sends Langston to the floor.
Fandango pulls Langstonâ€™s arm into the ring post and then he sends Langston shoulder first into the ringside barrier. Langston is rolled back into the ring and Fandango kicks Langston and drops a knee on the arm. Fandango with punches and then he puts Langston in an arm bar. Fandango with a drop kick for a near fall. Fandango with a short arm clothesline. Fandango returns to the arm bar. Langston bridges up from the wrist lock and he sends Fandango to the floor.
Langston with an elbow to send Fandango off the apron. Langston with clotheslines and then he ducks a clothesline and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Langston with a Kamala splash to Fandango and then he gets Fandango up for the Big Ending but Fandango escapes and he kicks Langston in the arm.
Langston with a punch when Fandango comes off the turnbuckles. Langston with a body block and then he gets the three count with the Big Ending.
Winner: Big E Langston
It is time to show the video package for the newest inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. It is the Ultimate Warrior.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Batista video package for his return, which will take place on Monday night.
We are back and The Shield join Renee Young in the interview area. Renee brings up that they are part of the Royal Rumble and wants to know if they have a plan.
Dean says the Shield is a finely crafted unit that does not break down. How will the other 27 superstars compete with the most dominant force in the WWE. They are on the same page.
Renee wants to know if Dean would throw Seth over the top rope to earn a shot against the WWE World Champion at Wrestlemania.
Dean asks Renee if he looks like a trustworthy person. These are his best friends. He could never do something like that.
Seth says that Dean couldnâ€™t throw him over the top rope if his life depeneded on it. He would throw Dean over the top rope in a heartbeat if it meant a title shot at Wrestlemania.
Dean says that he was not serious with his answer and he would definitely throw Seth out. He would go sailing over the top rope and he tells Seth to work on his landing.
Roman says that if it meant headlining Wrestlemania, he would throw them both over the top rope without any doubt. The Shield will win the Royal Rumble.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Randy Ortonâ€™s loss to Kofi Kingston and his attack on John Cena, Senior.
We see Zeb Colter in a wheelchair and he almost rolls down the ramp but Big Hoss and Toni stop him.
We see the footage from Raw when Big Show punched Zeb.
Zeb takes a mic and asks if everyone thinks this is funny. He is hurting and is in pain because of a Big Bully named Big Show who attacked a defenseless war veteran. He hopes that Brock Lesnar treats Big Show the same way that Show treated him.
Match Number Five: Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro (with Zeb Colter) versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
Swagger and Jimmy start things off and Jimmy works on the wrist and he chops Jack. Jack with a knee to the taped ribs and he sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles. Cesaro tags in and he hits a shoulder in the corner. Cesaro with a European uppercut and Swagger tags back in. Swagger with knees to the midsection and he tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a kick to the midsection and Swagger tags in.
Jimmy with punches but he cannot make the tag. Swagger with an Irish whip and Cesaro is tagged in for an alley oop splash. Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro with punches to the ribs and then he kicks him in the ribs.
We go to commercial.
Cesaro with a gutwrench into a modified abdominal stretch. Jimmy with a hip toss but Swagger tags in and he keeps Jimmy from making the tag. Swagger with kicks and boots to the injured ribs. Swagger with a double jump Swagger Bomb followed by a leap frog double stomp for a near fall by Cesaro.
Cesaro with a waist lock on Jimmy. Jimmy with an elbow and chop but Cesaro with a knee to the ribs. Swagger tags back in and he connects with an elbow drop for a near fall. Swagger slaps Jimmy in the head but Jimmy with punches. Swagger with shoulders in the corner and Cesaro tags back in and he punches Jimmy.
Cesaro gets a near fall and he returns to the waist lock. Jimmy with an elbow and rollup for a near fall. Cesaro keeps Jimmy from making the tag and it is time for the Giant Swing. Swagger tags in and Swagger with a belly-to-belly slam for a near fall. Swagger with a front face lock. Jimmy with an uppercut and boot to Swagger. Jimmy with a kick that sends Cesaro to the floor.
Jimmy with a corkscrew senton on Swagger and he tags in Jey. Jey with a clothesline or two followed by a savate kick and uppercut. Jey with a flying shoulder and he hits the running butt splash into the corner. Jey gets a near fall. Swagger blocks a super kick and Jey responds with a Samoan drop. Jimmy is sent to the floor but Cesaro and Jey sends Cesaro to the floor. Swagger applies the ankle lock on Jey and Swagger pulls him back into the ring. Jimmy with a super kick to Swagger. Jimmy chases Cesaro around the ring and Cesaro puts Colter between him and Jimmy. Jimmy sends Cesaro into the ringside barrier.
Jimmy sees Zeb and Jimmy wheels Colter into Cesaro and they both go down. Jey with an Electric Chair drop and Jimmy tags in for the Superfly Splash and he gets the three count.
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
We go to commercial.
We are back and CM Punk makes his way to the ring.
Punk says that he is not out here because he is a masochist. He is not a coward, unlike the Authority. He does not have to hide behind and army and he does not have to send multiple people to fight his battles.
Punk says that he is not an idiot, but he might look like one since he will be face to face with five tough S.O.B.s but whether he calls out one of them or all of them at once, the Authority is going to try to shut him up. When he talks, people listen and that is real power.
He wants to clear the air. When he talks â€˜Authorityâ€™, he means Triple H. A man who lucked into his position of power and he uses that power to firmly press down his oppressive boot heel on anyone to feed his ego and satisfy his personal agenda.
Triple H hides behind his wife. Triple H hides behind the Shield (while the Shield make their way to the ring).
The New Age Outlaws make their way to the ring and they join The Shield outside the ring.
They get on the apron and Punk stands in the middle of the ring with his mic. They start to get into the ring and Kaneâ€™s pyro goes off and Kane tells everyone to stop and he tells everyone to stand down.
Kane enters the ring and he says the Authority doesnâ€™t want it this way. Kane says that there has clearly been a misunderstanding here. Punkâ€™s anger is misplaced and Kane says that Punkâ€™s paranoia is getting the best of him. The Authority is not and has never been against Punk. They want Punk to main event Wrestlemania. That is why they put Punk into the Royal Rumble.
From now on, Kane is ordered to treat Punk justly and with the respect that he deserves. Kane says that is exactly what is going to happen. Punk has Kaneâ€™s word as Director of Operations.
Kane leaves the ring and Punk asks Kane if he has his word. Punk says that used to mean something, but it means nothing coming from a seven foot tall sell out suck up.
Kane turns around and he tells them to get Punk.
Kane grabs Punk and gives him a choke slam while everyone else watches from the apron and floor.
We go to credits with the arena bathed in red light.
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