Tonight’s show starts off with a look back at what happened on Raw with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins. We see Paul apologizing for Brock and then we see Brock confronting Seth when it appeared that the Authority had abandoned him. Instead, it was a ruse to allow them to attack Brock. While Jamie Noble was almost broken in half being run into the ringside barrier, Kane and Joey Mercury helped to take care of Brock.
We are in Toledo, Ohio and your announcers are Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Uso, and Tom Phillips.
Seth Rollins is in the ring with Kane and Joey Mercury.
Seth says the Authority is back. He says the band is back together and they took a little trip to Suplex City on Monday night and they burned it to the ground. Seth says he knows it might have been a little uncomfortable for you on Raw, but change is a necessity of life. You need change to grow and evolve.
A little over a year ago, he was a member of a group named the Shield. He made the change that was necessary, and while it might not have been popular at the time, Seth reminds us that he is the Undisputed WWE Champion at this time. He is a proud member of the Authority and he is surrounded by true family. Family like Joey Mercury. Joey has had his back since Day One. He is a genius. He helped mastermind the beatdown of the beast on Monday. Seth says he is glad that Joey is on his side.
Seth says he knows it is a little bittersweet because they are missing a member of their family tonight. Jamie Noble was taken to a local medical facility on Monday after Raw and he suffered three broken ribs at the hands of Brock Lesnar.
We see how Jamie was injured on Monday night.
Seth says last night, Joey and him spent the entire night with Jamie and he is a trooper. He is a champion. He has the heart of a warrior and he will make a full recovery. Seth says tonight’s broadcast is dedicated to the courageous Jamie Noble.
Seth says Jamie would not want us to be sad about what happened to him. He was hit in the line of fire. He would want us to celebrate and no one should celebrate as much as Kane. Kane was an integral part of what happened to Brock Lesnar. He also choke slammed Dean Ambrose and he showed that whether he is wearing a suit or a mask, you are the Devil’s Favorite Demon.
Kane says that whether your name is Roman Reigns or Dean Ambrose or BROCK LESNAR, if you cross a united Authority, you will suffer the consequences. Kane mentions that there is another gap in the Authority tonight. Big Show is not here tonight because of the cowardly actions of the Intercontinental Champion.
We see the footage of Ryback attacking Big Show in the interview area.
Kane says he wants Ryback to come out and join them.
Ryback makes his way to the ring and he stands across the ring from the Authority.
Kane asks Ryback to explain his actions from this week’s Raw.
Ryback says the Big Show didn’t want to hear what he had to say. He wanted to see what he could do and the Big Guy showed him.
Seth says that Ryback endangered numerous innocent employees. You are the Intercontinental Champion. If you want to know how a champion acts, you should take lessons from yours truly.
Ryback says that he is what a champion looks like. There is a difference between a champion and a sell out. A champion stands and fights while a sell out runs and hides. A champion stands by you, by them every day. A sell out plays nice when the beast Brock Lesnar is in town. He says that he wishes that Dean had the Big Guy’s hand grip and could hold on to the belt at Money in the Bank because then we would have a real champion, instead of a pathetic, cowardly, overprotected, gutless child like yourself.
Kane tells Ryback he will get to show the WWE Universe how a real champion behaves when you face . . . ME.
Seth starts to walk to the back but he stops and says he is sick of the lack of respect. He is the WWE World Champion. Seth says that Kane will take care of you Ryback. You mention Dean Ambrose like he has something to prove. He did not barely beat Dean, he annihilated him. Since Dean is still walking around, he does not mind finishing the job. He will face Dean one-on-one. He will show that not only is the Authority back, they always win.
We go to commercial with Dolph Ziggler and Lana walking in the back.
Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler (with Lana) versus Sheamus
Sheamus with a kick and European uppercut. Sheamus with more punches to Ziggler in the corner and the referee warns Sheamus. Ziggler with a sleeper but Sheamus with a snap mare. Sheamus avoids a super kick and goes to the floor. Ziggler drop kicks Sheamus off the apron.
From out of nowhere, Rusev makes his way to the ramp to talk to Lana. Rusev tells Lana to stop all this and come back to her. Rusev tells Lana to come with him. He says he will kiss Lana ‘the right way’. Lana turns her back on Rusev and Rusev yells at her in Bulgarian. Lana walks away.
Rusev says he is done and this is it.
Sheamus finally decides to get back into the ring and he misses a Brogue Kick. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Sheamus puts Ziggler on the top rope and connects with a knee lift and Ziggler falls to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches but Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Sheamus goes to the turnbuckles but he takes too long and Ziggler goes up top and he hits a Super X Factor. Ziggler punches Sheamus and then he kicks Sheamus and has a super kick blocked. Sheamus tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet. Ziggler tries for a Fameasser but Sheamus blocks it and he tries for a power bomb. Ziggler counters into sunset flip for a near fall.
Sheamus with a kick but Ziggler with a super kick and Ziggler falls onto Sheamus to get a near fall. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Sheamus is on the ropes. Ziggler with a sleeper but Sheamus backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles but Ziggler holds on. Ziggler locks in the hold but Sheamus sends Ziggler face first into the turnbuckle and then backs him into the turnbuckles a few more times to get out of the hold.
Sheamus with elbows but Ziggler with punches and elbows. Sheamus crotches Ziggler and then he Brogue kicks Ziggler off the turnbuckles for the three count.
After the match, Lana checks on Ziggler.
We see Rusev hobbling in the back and he asks one of the production people if he likes Lana and tells him to get out. Rusev continues to hobble in the back and then he shakes a cage.
Summer shows up and tells Rusev that Lana is not worth it.
We take a look at the feud between Rollins and Ambrose since Rollins turned his back on the Shield.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Alicia Fox (with Nikki Bella and Brie Bella) versus Naomi (with Tamina Snuka)
They lock up and Alicia with a side head lock take down. They get back to their feet and Alicia with a shoulder tackle. Alicia with a drop kick after Naomi kips up. Naomi kicks Alicia from the apron and she hits a head scissors. Naomi runs Alicia into the turnbuckles with a bulldog. Naomi kicks Alicia and punches her. Naomi with a slam and leg drop for a near fall.
Naomi with a reverse chin lock but Alicia with punches. Alicia with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Alicia with a shoulder tackle and both women fall through the ropes to the floor. They are in front of Nikki and Brie and Naomi runs Alicia into the apron and kicks her. Naomi sends Alicia back into the ring and then Naomi has something to say to the Bellas and Tamina super kicks Brie.
Nikki goes after Tamina with a spear into the ringside barrier. Naomi holds Nikki and sends her towards Tamina for a super kick. Naomi celebrates on the floor. Alicia with a kick to Naomi when she gets back into the ring and Alicia with a modified Playmaker for the three count.
Winner: Alicia Fox
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened on Raw between John Cena and Kevin Owens.
JoJo is in the back with The New Day. They clap into the interview area. She asks them about the problems they have been having. Woods says losing is relative. You do not need to focus on this loss or that loss. Kofi says you cannot live a positive life with a negative mind. He tells Big E to give a sermon of strength.
Big E says that at Battleground they will overcome all of the trials and tribulations and reclaim what is rightfully theirs. With the Power of Positivity . . .
Titus blows his whistle as Darren Young and he enter the interview area. Titus says the only thing that is positively clear is that . . . NEW DAY SUCKS.
Xavier says they don’t suck.
Titus says they don’t want to fight. They want to point out a dilemma. There are three of you and two of us. Titus says that one of the NEW DAY will have to sit on the sideline. You will figure it out through the Power of Positivity.
Bo Dallas stops by and he tells them it pains him to see the most positive people in the WWE arguing. You inspire so many people including him. He asked the Authority to let him team with you to face the Prime Time Players and whoever they can find.
Bo says that is a good thing because with him, the New Day won’t be cold, they will be sweltering hot. They will be sunny with a 100% chance of victory. If you BOLIEVE. They want Bo to join in the clap, but Bo is a half beat off.
As Ryback makes his way to the ring, he is attacked from behind by the man who we were told was not here tonight, the Big Show. Show sends Ryback into the matrix board on the stage. Show rips the title belt off Ryback and then he chops Ryback. Show punches Ryback in the midsection and throws him down the ramp towards the ring. Show kicks Ryback in the ribs. Show kicks Ryback some more while the referee asks Kane if he knew anything about this.
Show with more kicks to Ryback. Show sends Ryback into the ringside barrier and then Show chokes Ryback with his boot. Show picks up Ryback and throws him into the ring.
The referee checks on Ryback but Kane comes over and tells the referee to ring the bell, and the match finally starts.
Match Number Three: Kane versus Ryback
Kane with a near fall but Ryback kicks out. Kane with kicks to Ryback and the referee warns Kane. Kane chokes Ryback in the ropes. Kane with an uppercut, but Ryback runs Kane into the corner and gives Kane a shoulder to the midsection. Kane takes control back and he kicks Ryback. Kane with an uppercut and shoulders in the corner. The referee warns Kane again and Kane is sent into the turnbuckles by Ryback.
Ryback with a spinebuster and both men are down. Ryback sets for the clothesline and he connects. Ryback says it is over but Show gets on the apron. Kane grabs Ryback by the throat but Ryback escapes. Ryback goes for Shellshock but Show with a super kick and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Ryback (by disqualification)
After the match, Ryback goes after Show but Kane joins in the attack on Ryback. Show with a choke slam to Ryback. Ryback tries to get up but Show with another choke slam.
We go back to the Elimination Chamber special when Dean Ambrose thought he was the WWE Champion, only to find out that he won by disqualification.
We go to commercial.
We are back with highlights from Tough Enough.
Match Number Four: Bo Dallas, Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods versus Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Kalisto, and Sin Cara
Kofi and Titus start things off and Kofi with a side head lock into a hammer lock and he slaps Titus in the back of the head. Titus sends Kofi into the corner and he chops Kingston. Titus chops Kingston again and then he picks Kofi up and tosses him aside. Titus barks for the crowd and he tags in Young. They hit a double shoulder tackle and Woods with a seated splash for a near fall. Kofi gets into his corner and Bo tags in and Bo punches Young. Bo with a forearm. Young with a clothesline and roaring elbow. Darren with a reverse atomic drop and punch. Young with a head butt and European uppercut. Young with a suplex to Bo and he gets a near fall.
Young with a side head lock take down. Bo with punches but Young with a knee and he tries for the Gutcheck but Bo gets away and Big E pulls Bo to the floor and we have a stand off until the New Day starts to clap.
We go to commercial.
WE are back and Kofi with a kick and forearms to Cara. Kofi mocks the Lucha Dragon chant. Cara with an Irish whip but he comes off the turnbuckles and is met with a drop kick from Cara for a near fall. Kofi with an elbow and Woods tags in. Cara is back dropped to the floor and Woods goes after Cara. Kofi with a baseball slide and Woods with a super kick.
Woods throws Cara back into the ring and he asks Jimmy how is his brother doing. Woods kicks Cara and then he tags in Big E who kicks Cara. Kofi tags in and continues the kicks. Bo tags in and he adds some kicks. Woods comes back in and he kicks Cara. Big E continues the circle of kicks. Kofi gets tagged in and Kofi is Irish whipped into Cara by Big E and connects with a drop kick.
Bo tags in and he kicks Cara. He tags Big E back in and Big E with an abdominal stretch. Cara escapes but Big E sends him to the mat again. Kofi tags in and he goes to the turnbuckles. Big E gives Cara to Kofi but Cara counters with a rana and both men are down.
Woods and Kalisto tag in and Kalisto with a springboard cross body and then a springboard corkscrew cross boyd. Kalisto with a Listo Kick and a head scissors driver on Woods for a near fall but Bo breaks up the cover. Young with Gutcheck on Bo. Big E with a clothesline to Young. Titus with a spinebuster to Big E. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise to Titus. Kalisto with a drop kick to send Kofi to the floor.
Woods goes for an O’Connor Roll but Kalisto kicks out. Woods with an elbow and Kalisto hits a handspring round kick. Cara with a cross body onto everyone on the floor. Kalisto with a springboard 450 splash on Woods for the three count.
Winners: Kalisto, Sin Cara, Titus O’Neil, and Darren Young
We take a look at the situation between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt from Raw.
Roman Reigns is in the locker room and Dean Ambrose stops by. He tells Roman that it is ticking him off. Bray dealt with him in the past and now he is dealing with his boy. He is hiding in shadows with spooky messages trying to get in people’s heads. He wants Bray to show himself. Dean tells Roman that they search every room for Bray and take care of him Cincinnati style.
Roman says that Bray has crossed the line and he will bust his ass at Battleground. He tells Dean he has to worry about Seth because the Authority is strong again. He tells Dean that he will have his back.
Dean leaves and Roman finds a photo of Roman with ‘Anyone but you’ on it and he storms out.
Roman walks in the back and he looks for Bray Wyatt. Roman wants to know where Wyatt is.
Kane wants to know what Roman is doing.
Roman tells Kane to get out of his way and tell him where Wyatt is.
Kane says that ever since Wyatt got it in Roman’s thick skull, he has become a liability in the workplace. Roman’s behavior will not be tolerated. Kane says that he is ejecting Roman from the building.
Kane asks Roman if he can fly off the handle any time. Under a United Authority it is not going to happen. He will ensure that this is a safe working environment.
Reigns leaves and he tells Kane to tell them about him. He says if he finds Wyatt, it is going down.
Match Number Five: Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins (with Joey Mercury and Kane)
They lock up and Ambrose with a wrist lock and he works on the arm and shoulder. Rollins with a reversal into a hammer lock and side head lock take down. Rollins with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ambrose with arm drags into an arm bar. Ambrose starts to work on the wrist and he turns it into a hammer lock and he works on the other hand and manipulates the fingers. Rollins kicks and punches Ambrose.
Rollins with more punches but Ambrose clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a dragon screw leg whip while Ambrose comes back into the ring. Rollins kicks Ambrose in the hamstring. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner and he sends Dean across the ring. Rollins with a trailer hitch on Ambrose but Ambrose fights through the pain as he tries to get to the ropes. Ambrose makes it across the ring to the ropes and Rollins has to release the hold.
Ambrose blocks a punch and connects with punches of his own. Rollins with a take down and he applies a single leg crab as he continues to work on the leg. Rollins with punches and elbows in the corner. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner. Rollins goes up top but Ambrose limps to stop Rollins.
Ambrose sets for a butterfly superplex and he hits it and both men are down, but Dean holds his leg. Ambrose punches and chops Rollins and connects with a few shoulder tackles. Ambrose with a splash into the corner and he tries for a bulldog but Rollins pushes him away. Rollins misses a splash and Ambrose with a La Magistral for a near fall.
Dean with a sit out face plant for a near fall. Rollins runs Ambrose into the corner and he punches Dean. Dean is put on the turnbuckles and Rollins goes up for a superplex. Ambrose with a head butt and then Ambrose tries for a tornado DDT but Rollins pushes Dean away and hits a super kick for a near fall.
Rollins goes to the apron and then he goes up top and hits a cross body but Dean rolls through and gets a near fall. Ambrose with a neck breaker and then he tries to get feeling in his leg and Dean goes up top, but Kane gets on the apron and Dean kicks Kane away.
Dean leaps over Rollins and he lands on his feet but he lands a little awkwardly. Dean is able to hit a suicide dive onto Kane. Rollins goes for a suicide dive onto Ambrose but Dean with a forearm. Dean goes up top and he hits the elbow drop. Joey gets on the apron so the referee cannot make the count.
Rollins with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Dean sets for the double underhook DDT but Mercury gets on the apron and Dean sends Rollins into Mercury. Dean with a rollup for a near fall. Dean with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Both men are down and Dean is the first to his feet. Ambrose with punches and chops and then he goes for the drop kick but Rollins with a back heel kick and Dean bounces off the ropes but Rollins stops the clothesline and sets for a power bomb but Dean with a rana to send Seth over the top rope to the floor.
Dean goes up top and hits an elbow onto Kane, Rollins, and Mercury. Dean rolls Rollins back into the ring but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Dean bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline that flips Rollins. Mercury grabs Ambrose and Dean brings him into the ring. Rollins hits Dean from behind and hits the Pedigree for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
We go to credits.
Written by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com