We are in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and your announcers are John ‘Poutine’ Layfield, Michael ‘Bigger Screwjob was taking the Expos’ Cole, and Jerry ‘Roi’ Lawler.
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring and he has something to say.
Roman says that unlike some people, he comes to the ring with a point. He says that Triple H says that he was put in the match at Battleground because it is best for business. Maybe he can neutralize John Cena. Maybe Triple H thinks Kane can neutralize him, but he cannot. That would mean that Randy Orton would walk out with the WWE Title, but he won’t. Roman says that he assesses and attacks. That will not happen.
Roman says that he is a wanted man, but he has a hair trigger. Roman responds to the fans chanting ‘Cena sucks’ when John is not even in the ring. Roman says that he doesn’t care if the Authority is here because they are irrelevant. He does not care what Randy Orton thinks. Roman says that he is the next WWE Champion and you can BELIEVE THAT
Kane’s pyro goes off and he stands on the stage.
Roman asks if Kane is standing in for the Authority since they aren’t here. He says that Kane looks like Triple H’s lap dog. Roman says that Kane is Randy Orton’s bitch.
Kane makes his way to the ring and Reigns meets him at ringside and Reigns with punches and kicks. Kane with a punch and he sends Reigns into the ringside barrier. They go into the ring for a moment but Reigns clotheslines Kane over the ringside barrier and into the crowd. They continue to brawl in the crowd.
They return to the ringside area and Kane sends Reigns into the post. Kane rolls Reigns into the ring and officials make their way to the ring to try to separate Kane and Reigns. Kane with a choke slam to one of the referees and Reigns punches Kane.
Agents make their way to the ring to try to stop this situation. Finlay pushes Reigns and then Reigns takes care of Jamie Noble. Reigns with a spear to Finlay and then he hits a Superman Punch on Kane.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso in a Non Title Match
Harper and Jey start things off and Harper with punches but Jey punches back. Jey with a cross body and punches followed by a thrust kick and Jimmy tags in when Harper goes to the floor. Jimmy and Jey with a double clothesline that sends Rowan to the floor. Harper backs Jimmy into the corner and Harper with forearms. Harper with a punch followed by an Irish whip but Jimmy slides into the corner and he connects with an uppercut but Harper with a punch of his own.
Rowan tags in and he chokes Jimmy in the ropes. Rowan works on Jimmy’s neck. Rowan misses a leg drop and Jey tags in. Jey with a kick and clothesline to Rowan from the front and back. Jey with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Rowan with an Irish whip and running shoulder tackle to Jey. Rowan gets a near fall and he tags in Harper. Rowan with a punch and then he tags in Rowan.
Harper with a fallaway slam and Rowan with a splash for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rowan gets a near fall on Jey. Rowan with a double atomic noogie. Rowan pushes Jey into the corner and Harper tags in and Rowan misses a splash into the corner when Jey moves. Harper misses a boot in the corner and Jey tries to get to his brother. Harper misses an elbow drop and Jimmy tags in and hits a cross body followed by clotheslines to Harper. Jimmy punches Rowan off the apron. Jimmy with uppercuts to Harper followed by a Samoan drop.
Jimmy with a corkscrew senton onto Harper after Harper gets up for the butt splash. Rowan goes to the floor after Jimmy and Jey with a plancha onto Rowan. Harper with a kick to Jimmy for a near fall. Harper sets for a suicide dive but Jey with a punch an Jimmy with a super kick for a near fall. Rowan sends Jey into the ring post and Jimmy gets crotched. Harper with a sit out power bomb but Jey breaks up the cover.
Harper sends Jey into the ropes and Harper goes to the floor. Jimmy and Jey with a double super kick. Rowan grabs Jimmy and then Jey with a baseball slide but Harper with a discus lariat for the three count.
Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
After the match, Jimmy tells the referee that he was the legal man in the match (which is true)
It is time for the first of many plugs throughout the night about the free week to sign up for the WWE Network.
Randy Orton is in the office telling Kane that Roman Reigns had the nerve to attack him. Orton says that if anything else happened, he would have been out there. He knows that Kane has his back at Battleground. Kane says that the title is coming back to the Authority at Battleground.
Seth Rollins says that he likes the solidarity. He says that everyone needs to have each other’s back. Seth promises that he will think twice before cashing in his briefcase if either of them win the title at Battleground.
Randy says that he is starting to hate that kid. Kane says not as much as he is starting to hate Randy.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Nikki Bella versus Alicia Fox in a Both Women Have One Arm Tied Behind Their Back Match
Alicia refuses to get her arm tied and she kicks Nikki. Alicia kicks Nikki to the floor. Alicia runs Nikki into the ringside barrier and then she slams Nikki’s head into the ringside barrier. Nikki gets a shot in on Alicia but Alicia with kicks. Alicia goes under the ring and she opens a few Red Bulls and pours them on Nikki.
Alicia jumps angrily on the ring steps and then we go to commercial.
We are back and Rusev and Lana are in the ring. Lana addresses the people of Canada and she tells them to accept the leadership of the World’s True Peacekeeper Vladimir Putin.
Match Number Two: Rob Van Dam versus Rusev (with Lana)
Van Dam with punches and kicks. Rusev sends Van Dam into the corner but misses a splash. Van Dam with a thrust kick but Rusev stays on his feet. Rusev sends Van Dam to the apron and then Van Dam with a DDT for a near fall. Van Dam goes up top but Rusev throws Van Dam to the mat and then he hits a clothesline to the back of the head. Rusev kicks Van Dam and then he puts Van Dam against the ropes and connects with knees. Rusev with a fallaway slam.
Rusev with a rear chin lock.
We get comments from Zeb Colter about his challenge. He tells Rusev to face Swagger at Battleground.
Van Dam gets to his feet and he hits a jawbreaker. Rusev with a back elbow followed by kicks to Van Dam. Rusev says something to Van Dam and Van Dam with punches. Rusev with a knee to the head. Rusev sends Van Dam into the turnbuckles and he connects with kicks. Rusev with a front face lock. Van Dam with punches and a kick. Rusev catches Van Dam but Van Dam with kicks and he gets a near fall. Van Dam with a series of kicks but Rusev blocks a kick.
Van Dam with a kick and he goes up top for a side kick and he connects. Van Dam goes for Rolling Thunder but Rusev moves and Van Dam lands on his feet. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick and then he gets the signal from Lana. Rusev with a foot to the back and then he applies the Accolade and Van Dam taps out.
Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened at the start of Raw with Kane and Roman Reigns.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Dean Ambrose
Ambrose dares Orton to punch him and then he tells him to cross the line. They lock up and they go into the corner. Orton tries to wrap the arm in the ropes but Ambrose gets away. Orton goes to the floor. Orton returns to the ring and Ambrose with an arm bar and then he works on the wrist. Ambrose with a hammer lock.
Orton with an elbow to the head and then Orton wrings the injured arm and he applies a hammer lock. Ambrose with a drop toe hold and then Ambrose rubs his forearm across Orton’s face. Ambrose with shoulders in the corner. Ambrose runs his forearm across the face and then he hits a short arm clothesline. Ambrose with a boot to Orton followed by a knee drop.
Orton sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and then he punches Ambrose. Ambrose sends Orton into the corner and he climbs the turnbuckles for a series of punches and then he runs Orton’s face across the top rope. Ambrose with a drop kick to Orton against the ropes. Ambrose with a boot to the abdomen and then Ambrose with a figure four on the legs and then he applies a cross arm choke.
Orton with an arm drag followed by a clothesline. Orton sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles. Orton with a European uppercut followed by punches in the corner. Orton with more kicks and the referee warns Orton. Orton poses and that allows Ambrose to recover and he takes Orton to the mat and he punches him. Ambrose clotheslines Orton over the top rope and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with an arm bar on Ambrose. We see footage during the break of Orton sending Ambrose shoulder first into both sets of ring steps. Ambrose with a head butt, but Orton with a drop kick for a near fall. Orton with the Garvin Stomp and then he slams the arm into the mat. Orton with a Fujiwara arm bar. Orton with a knee drop with the arm trapped and he continues to work on the arm.
Ambrose punches Orton but Orton with a knee and an arm wringer. Ambrose with a DDT and both men are down. Ambrose with punches to Orton followed by a running forearm or two. Ambrose with a flying clothesline followed by punches. Ambrose with kicks in the corner. Orton tries for the back breaker but Ambrose escapes and applies a figure four leg lock.
Orton tries to get out of the hold, but Ambrose is able to keep it applied. Orton grabs the injured arm and Orton gets to the ropes. Ambrose releases the hold and then he goes up top. Orton stops Ambrose coming off the turnbuckles and Orton with a drop kick for a near fall. Orton goes to the turnbuckles to pose. Orton with a European uppercut but Ambrose bounces off the ropes with a clothesline.
Orton avoids the Dean Driver but Orton goes after Ambrose and Ambrose ducks and Orton goes to the floor. Ambrose sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Ambrose grabs a chair and he throws it into the ring. Ambrose sends more chairs into the ring and then he brings Orton into the ring but Orton goes to the floor. Orton with a kick and then he sends Ambrose shoulder first into the ring post.
Orton sends Ambrose into the Roberts Area and then he goes for a Super IEDDT and connects. The referee starts his count when Orton gets back into the ring. Ambrose gets back into the ring before the ten count. Orton with a boot to Ambrose and then he sends Ambrose to the apron for an IEDDT but Ambrose gets into the ring and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Ambrose with a backslide for a near fall. Orton with a kick to the face and an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Renee Young is with John Cena in the interview area. She asks John about the pressure on him at Battleground as well as his match against Seth Rollins. John says that he is the biggest target in the WWE. He has a briefcase over his head. He has a match at Battleground where he can lose the title without losing the match. He has to keep his head on a swivel.
John says that the titles are a symbol of handling his business.
Roman Reigns wishes John luck in his match.
John says that he doesn’t need luck tonight.
Roman tells John that he will need a ton of it at Battleground.
We go to commercial.
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