Money in the Bank 2014 – And Your New Champion Is…..

Hello my friends, and welcome to my review of one of my favorite PPVs, Money in the Bank. Tonight’s advertised match ups are two ladder matches! Our first one is for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match! Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, RVD & Originally our Intercontinental Champion, Bad News Barrett but due to a shoulder injury he suffered on Smackdown. Our other ladder match is for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship. John Cena, Roman Reigns, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and the WWE United States Champion, Sheamus!

WWE Tag Team Championship!

The Usos (c) |Jimmy & Jey Uso| vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Eric Rowan)

Usos are out first and out next is The Wyatt Family to a new theme song! Originally we heard a young child singing “He’s Got The Whole World and than went into some generic rock music. Luke Harper and I believe Jey Uso started the match up, and The Usos took early control with strikes and kicks and an early tag made to Jimmy Uso. Once Jimmy got it the control quickly turned to the Wyatt’s as Harper landing some powerful moves and tags in Rowan. Eric Rowan continues the beatdown on Jimmy, and making frequent tags to each other. Once Rowan was tagged back in he attempting a fall away slam, Jey managed to get out of it and fall back into his corner where Jey takes a tag. We see some nice teamwork by The Usos that earn them a two count as both Jimmy and Rowan continued to brawl until the both eventually found their way to the outside of the ring, where Jey Uso jumped onto the barricade separating the crowd from the action and lept off it, landing a flying forearm onto Rowan. The two find themselves back in the ring, where Jey is perched on the top rope and leaps onto Rowan for a cross body that only brings him a two! Jey once again attempted to use the top turnbuckle to fly off of, but Luke Harper had a different idea as he walked over and tried to stop Jey but only got a punched for it, but the distraction proved to be enough, because once Jey got onto the top turnbuckle Rowan came up from behind and pushed him off sending The Uso face first into the barricade on the outside of the ring. Harper gets the tag and he jumps off the apron and rushes at Jey, stomping on his face on the outside of the ring. Harper tosses Jey back in the ring for a near fall count and continues the beatdown. The Wyatt Family hold control for quite a long time, wearing Jey out with numerous slams and heavy strikes.It seemed like Jey was about to tag in Jimmy after countering one of Eric Rowan’s move, but Rowan made the tag to Harper and Luke Harper ran over to The Uso corner to take Jimmy out before he could make the tag. Harper runs at Jey Uso, landing a big boot that was only good for a two before making the tag back to Rowan. Eric Rowan came in out and hit a huge scoop slam on Jey, but a miss splash aloud Jey to get up to his feet and into the turnbuckle, Rowan ran at him full force but Jey moved out of the way and Rowan’s shoulder went right into the steel post. Both Eric Rowan and Jey Uso make the tags to their partners. Jimmy Uso comes rushing in taking it to both members of The Wyatt Family, hitting them with Samoan drops and ramming his rear end right into a downed Rowan and following up with a beautiful corkscrew moonsault on Harper that only gets him a two. Jimmy continues to control the match, taking Rowan out of the ring and hitting a couple super kicks to Harper that once again only give him a two count. On the outside of the ring Eric Rowan as Jey Uso, Jimmy though leaps over the ropes onto Rowan to save his brother, but it may have cost him as The Wyatt’s once again control the champs. We see the two teams exchange some blows, but The Wyatt’s still end up with the upper hand. Rowan held Jey Uso still on the outside while Luke Harper jumped through the ropes at him, Jimmy Uso looked to do the same thing as he leaped over the ropes hoping to catch Rowan off guard, but Eric Rowan caught him in mid air and held him still, just like he did to Jey so Harper can fly through the ropes and land on him and than tossing him back into the ring. Both members of The Wyatt Family lifted Jimmy up by his arm and slamming him back into the canvas, but Jey broke up the pin before the thee count. Jey took Harper out of the ring, and Rowan took Jey out. Rowan saw Jimmy laying in the middle of the ring and went to climb up the to the top turnbuckle, but Jimmy got up and shook the ropes to force him to slip. Tag was made and both The Usos climbed to the top and hit Eric Rowan with a superplex! Jimmy tagged back in a climbed to the top rope. Before jumped of the top, Jey tagged himself in and The Usos landed back to back Superfly Splashes to retain the championship!

Winners & Still WWE Tag Team Champions – The Usos

Grade – B+, What a match to start off the night. We have seen The Wyatt’s and The Usos clash before, but never over the tag belts! Tonight both teams went out there and continued to show that the WWE Tag Tea, Titles still mean something. The Usos faced their toughest test to date as champions and they prevailed in what was a great match. I doubt this is the last time we’ll see these two teams battling over those titles!

Dean Ambrose Promo

Micheal Cole talks about what has happened to The Shield in the past weeks. We see a recap of what happened from when Rollins betrayed The Shield to just last week on Raw. Dean Ambrose is shown backstage and he talked about his match tonight and of course Seth Rollins. He kept talking about how it would be hard to choose to use the ladder to get  the briefcase or to bash Rollins face than, but after thinking about it, he said “Why not” He ended the promo saying that he was going win and that daddy (Triple H) won’t be to happy.

WWE Divas Championship

Paige (c) vs. Naomi W/Cameron

Naomi is out first, and despite the differences between the two it seems Cameron will accompany her to the ring. Out next is the Divas Champion, and once the introductions are done, were on our way. The two divas started off very even as the tried to gain control over each other. They tossed each other into the barricade and the side of the ring and eventually got back into the ring after the ref reached a 7 count. The two divas continued to be on even footing until Paige hit a unique maneuver that looked like a form of the head scissors. Once again Naomi leaves the ring, and Paige began to go after her but Naomi grabbed her on tossed her off the apron to the outside of the ring, she than got back into the ring and jumped over the ropes to land a flying crossbody onto The Divas Champion on the outside of the ring! Naomi is back in the ring and Paige does not get into the ring until the ref reaches a seven count. Back inside the ring, The Divas Champ and her challenger are battling back and forth while on the outside, Naomi’s tag team partner, Cameron does not seem to entertained by the match. Naomi and Paige begin to trade pins back and forth that eventually led to Naomi locking Paige in a submission hold of quite a long time. Once Paige is out of the hold Naomi went to the top rope, but Paige was close behind and she kicked Naomi’s foot forcing her to lose her balance. The Divas Champion climbed to the top with Naomi and it looked like she was going to superplex her but instead both the divas fell to the outside of the ring. Both divas did not get back into the ring until an eight count. Once back in the ring, Naomi and Paige go back in forth.Naomi takes back control of the match landing a Rear View on Paige for only a two. She went to follow up with a split legged moonsault, but Paige got her knees up. Paige  locked Naomi in an interesting submission hold, that honestly didn’t look like it hurt that much. Paige turned the submission hold into a pin for only two. During the hold Cameron seemed to be rooting for Paige. At the end of the match Paige lifted Naomi up and planted her down with a beautiful version of the DDT!

Winner and still WWE Divas Champion – Paige

Grade – B+, That was a Divas Match. Ever since Paige has won the championship she hasn’t been used to her full potential, but finally the WWE let the Divas work and this is what we get. Naomi and Paige fought over the Divas Championship and made it feel more prestigious than it has since its debut. If WWE allows the Divas to put on matches like this, the Diva division will no longer be a joke! I hope to see these two clash over the title again, and I have a feeling Cameron will find her way into a Divas title match Even though he is not a great wrestler, a Triple Threat Match may be able to hide it. Either way I want more Diva matches like tonight!

Damien Sandow vs. Adam Rose W/The Exotic Express

Damien Sandow comes down to the ring dressed as Paul Revere. He calls The Rosebuds and The crowd tonight a bunch of halfwits and informs the crowd that if he knew the Boston was going to be inhabited by you people, I would of warned no one! He ends his mic time by stating Boston will always be in the shadow of New York! Adam Rose and The Exotic Express make their way to the ring and Rose tells Sandow not to be a party pooper and claims that Boston is the place to party. He than tells Sandow to not be a lemon, Sandow swung at him and Rose fell into The Exotic Express and they propelled him back onto the apron and Rose ends it by telling Sandow to be a Rosebud before jamming his shoulder into his gut and tossing him over the ropes and down to the outside of the ring. Once Sandow is back in the ring the match officially begins and Rose starts off with his usual antics like smacking the rear end of Sandow, and using the ropes to smash Sandow face first into his.. but Damien was not having it tonight. Sandow really took it to Rose through out the match and even countered Rose’s “Cho Cho” with a huge clothesline. Sandow lifted Rose up and planted him with a Full Nelson Slam and covered him for a two. Sandow went for a moonsault, but Rose moved out of the way and hit The Part Foul to pick up the win.

Winner – Adam Rose

Grade – B, If you thought this was going to be another job for Damien Sandow, you were wrong. Despite still performing under these stupid characters, Damien shined tonight as he gave Rose his toughest challenge yet, but it wasn’t enough for him tonight as Adam Rose and his Exotic Express rolled through him tonight, but not without a challenge!

Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Seth Rollins vs. RVD vs. Jack Swagger W/ Zeb Colter vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Dean Ambrose.

As I mentioned before, The WWE Intercontinental Champion will not be in the match due to suffering a shoulder injury this past Friday Night Smackdown. It’s really a shame, because he was one of the heavy favorites to win and he was also my choice. Seth Rollins was the first superstar to make his entrance and Dean Ambrose was the last, and Ambrose did not wait for the bell to ring, as he rushed into the ring and went right after his former Shield Mate! Ambrose and Rollins brawl to the outside of the ring, while back in the ring Kofi clears the ring quick, just leaving him and Rob Van Dam. Kingston battles RVD until Swagger makes his way into the ring with a ladder. Kofi dropkicks the ladder into Swagger’s face and than lands a stiff kick to the side of the skull the laid Swagger onto the ladder and set him up for The Boom Drop. After using the ladder to clear Swagger from the ring Kofi set it up and began to climb, but Dean Ambrose comes back in and pushes the ladder over, and Kofi uses the ropes to springboard himself into RVD,Swagger and Ziggler on the outside of the ring! Back in the ring, Ambrose sets up the ladder and begins to climb, but Seth Rollins pulls him down and the two took turns pulling and climbing the ladder, until Dean had enough and smashed Rollins face first into the ladder. Dean Ambrose set another ladder up into the turnbuckle and attempted to suplex Rollins onto int, but Seth blocked and once again the two took turns trying to suplex each other onto the ladder, until Ambrose hooked Rollins arms and tossed him into the ladder. Ambrose once again alone in the ring sets up the ladder and begins to climb, but Jack Swagger gets in and pulls him down. Both Ambrose and Swagger take turns climbing the ladder and than everyone showed up besides RVD and Rollins. Swagger and Ambrose were on the outside of the ring while Kofi and Dolph battled at the top of the ladder of the briefcase. Swagger briefly came in and attempted to tip the ladder over, but Kofi pushed him off and Ambrose clotheslined him over the ropes while Kofi and Ziggler did the same to Ambrose. The two both raced back up the ladder and began to fight at the top once again and did not drop off the ladder until the each grabbed a handful of hair and pulled each other down. The two brawled while Seth Rollins tossed a ladder between the one set up in the ring, to connect with both Ziggler and Kingston. Van Dam comes in a drop kicks the ladder into Rollins and begins to hit a variety of his signature moves such as the Monkey Flip and used to ladder to his advantage to hit a Rolling Thunder! RVD continued to dominated as he took care of Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger and earned himself a “You Still Got It” Chant for the Boston Crowd. RVD begins to climb the ladder and gets very close to the briefcase, but Kofi is there to make sure he does not grab it, as is Swagger. Kofi and RVD work together for a few seconds as they both toss the ladder right into Swagger, and Kofi quickly runs at RVD afterwards and kicks him right in the gut. RVD and Kofi battle each other in the turnbuckle. It looked like Kofi was going to hit RVD with a superplex, but Jack Swagger ran in and rammed a ladder into the lower back of Kofi Kingston. Swagger than set up a huge ladder in the corner and began to climb it to the top and pull RVD up. Swagger looked like he was going to hit a suplex off of this huge ladder, but RVD fought him off and sent him flying off the ladder and down to the canvas! RVD poised to hit Swagger with a Five Star Frog Splash from the top of the ladder, but Seth Rollins climbed up and began to fight with RVD, while Swagger ran up from behind and power bombed RVD off that ladder. Swagger looked like he was going to go after Rollins, but Ambrose rushed in and smashed Jack’s face against the ladder and than climbed to the top and began to brawl with Rollins before suplexing him off the top of that ladder, taking a huge fall himself! Ambrose back up with a ladder, but not for to long as Ziggler dropkicks the ladder into him. Ziggler went to drop kick Swagger, but Jack caught him and sling shot Ziggler into the ladder leaning on the ropes with Dean Ambrose behind it. Kofi is in but its not long before Swagger slams Kofi down and than plants a ladder on him to hit The Swagger Splash. Jack Swagger now along in the ring begins to climb the ladder, but RVD is back in, and the two begin to climb before Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins come in and pull them down and take them out of the ring. Both Ambrose and Rollins climb the ladder and begin to brawl at the top. Ambrose begins to swing and hit Rollins with everything he has got until Rollins falls off the ladder. Ambrose begins to climb the ladder, but once again jack Swagger is there and pulls Ambrose down, Dean manages to reverse the move into his DDT, but it seem like he hurt himself on the fall down. Rollins begins to climb the ladder and Dean tries to push it down, but couldn’t because of his shoulder, but eventually just rams into the ladder to make sure Rollins doesn’t win. The Doctors begin to check on Ambrose and after arguing with them Dean heads to the back to get checked on. Meanwhile back in the ring Seth Rollins begins to climb the ladder and almost wins it, but RVD prevents him and the two brawl at the top. While that happens Kofi Kingston slides a ladder between the rungs of the one Rollins and RVD are fighting. Kofi climbs up and all three brawl until RVD get hung up on the ladder before falling down. Kofi and Rollins fight at the tops and Kofi tosses Rollins over his shoulder and down onto the ladder Kofi bridged in! Kofi reaches for the briefcase and almost gets it but Ziggler pulls him down. Ziggler and Kofi go back and forth but Kofi gains the advantage and begins to clear the ring of his competitors hitting a fame-asser on RVD, super kicking a ladder into Swagger’s Jaw and Zig Zagging Kofi Kingston into a ladder. Dolph began to climb the ladder but Jack Swagger locks a Patriot Lock in on Ziggler, Ziggler fights through the pain and pulls himself up the ladder using on his arms until he pushed Swagger off. Ziggler almost pulls the briefcase down, but Seth Rollins smashes a chair right on the ankle of Ziggler, sending him off the ladder. Seth began to climb, and it looked like he had it won, but Dean Ambrose rushed back to the ring and began to beat down on Rollins with the steel chair, before he climbed up the ladder. Ambrose had the match one, but Kane’s music played and he made his way to the ring. Dean Ambrose tried to fight off Kane, but eventually The Big Red Monster planted Ambrose with a Chokeslam and a Tombstone Piledriver, before holding the ladder still, so Seth Rollins can pull down the briefcase.

Winner & Mr. Money in the Bank – Seth Rollins

Grade – A+, What a match. You know earlier this week a good friend of mine, said he was worried for this match because the talent in it (besides Barrett, Ambrose and Rollins) are kind used a enhancement talent as of late, but tonight everyone had a chance to shine. The feud between Ambrose and Rollins was played beautifully here, and I’ll admit being a big Ambrose fan I marked out when he almost won and than felt my heart shattered when I heard Kane’s music. Rollins said it best in his interview “Plan A, I win or there is Plan B. I win!” Tonight The Authority got what they wanted and The man who broke The Shield is now Mr. Money in The Bank!

Backstage Interview W/ Randy Orton

Byron Saxton is backstage with Randy Orton. Orton talks about how his chances are great tonight and mentions how Rollins needed help to win his match, but he won’t need any help tonight and weather anyone likes it or not he is walking out WWE World Heavyweight Champion tonight. When asked about Roman Reigns, Orton gave Saxton an uncomfortable stare before Byron thanks Orton for his time.

Rybaxel (Ryback & Curtis Axel) vs. Goldust & Stardust

Rybaxel is out first and it seems Curtis Axel has changed his ring gear from Underwear to a singlet just like Ryback. Out next is the team of Goldust and Stardust. The match starts off with Stardust and Axel. Stardust took early control over Axel staying one step ahead of him and hitting him with many strikes. Stardust cartwheels over and lands a dropkick onto Axel. He makes the tag to Goldust and the two show off their team work, as Stardust leaps off of Goldust’s back to hit a forearm on a running Curtis Axel. Goldust continues to dominate Axel and tags Stardust back in, but Axel pulls his arm away and tags in The Big Guy! Stardust poses to the crowd as Ryback gets in and the two stare each other down. Stardust manages to stay one step ahead of Ryback, avoiding every one of his moves and taking him down with a forearm. Stardust tags in Goldust, but after Ryback lands a boot to the gut of Goldust, he began to dominate. Rybaxel dominated over Goldust frequently tagging each other in and wearing Goldust down with power moves like the suplex and submission moves like the headlock. Goldust tried to fight back many times, but Rybaxel continued their dominance. Ryback began to measure Goldust up for the Big Meat Hook Clothesline. He screamed “I Still Got It” to the WWE Universe before running at Goldust. Goldust got his elbow up catching Ryback off guard and he rolled over to tag in Stardust. Stardust leaps over Ryback and avoids his clothesline taking Ryback down with a forearm and even taking Axel down as well over on the apron. Stardust continued to control the match, almost picking up the victory! Stardust was looking to hit Cross Rhodes but Ryback reversed and lifted Stardust up on his shoulder and looked to hit Shell Shock, but Stardust dropped down and hit Cross Rhodes and almost won but Axel broke it up. Goldust took Axel out of the ring while Stardust rolled Ryback up from behind to pick up the win!

Winners – Goldust & Stardust

Grade – B+, After the match, Curtis Axel attacked Stardust from behind and looked to take him out, but this set him up for The Dust Brothers to hit him with their finisher. A great match between two great teams in our tag division. Stardust and Goldust are a new team and picking up a victory over the very strong team in Rybaxel is pretty bit. One has to wonder if Stardust and Goldust have their eyes on The Usos.

Backstage Interview W/Fandango

Byron Saxton is backstage and they talk about Fandango’s current love triangle and how he is going to call it down the middle. Layla and Summer Rae come in and brag about their better assets before breaking out into an argument until Fandango breaks it up!

Rusev W/ Lana vs. Big E

Lana and Rusev make their way to the ring, Rusev is waving The Russian Flag as they make their way to the ring. Lana cuts a promo in the ring and talks about The American Flag and calls it a joke and claims Vladimir Putin will be watching this match before Rusev grabs the mic and says tonight he crushes Big E! Big E makes his way to the ring waving the American Flag. A video is played during his entrance of Big E talking in the preaching voice he did on Raw about his upcoming match. The match starts off and the two big men begin to take it to each other. Trading blows back and forth until Big E gained the upper hand by clotheslining Rusev out of the ring. Rusev tried to get back in the ring  but hung on the apron as  Big E landed a hard hit and went for the spear threw the ropes like last time, but Rusev saw it coming and got his knee up. The Bulgarian Brute got into the ring and began to dominate Big E. Rusev continued to control the match with heavy strikes and deadly submissions, and whenever Big E tried to get back in the match Rusev would shower him with strikes. Rusev bounced off the ropes and went for a splash but Big E moved out of the way and hit Rusev with a Belly to Belly suplex for a two count. Big E and Rusev began to brawl once again with Rusev getting the advantage as Big laid in wait in the turnbuckle Rusev built up speed and ran at the former Intercontinental Champion. Big E managed to catch Rusev and slam him into the mat for a two count. Big E hit a belly to belly and Rusev rolled out onto the apron. Big E built up speed and speared Rusev through the ropes and down to the outside of the ring. Lana screamed at Rusev while Big E tossed Rusev back in the ring. Rusev seems to be spitting out blood and is hurt, while Big E pulls the straps down and waits for Rusev to get up to hit The Big Ending. Rusev once again rolled out to the apron, avoiding The Big Ending, Big E went after Rusev, but Rusev landed a stiff kick to the side of Big E’s skull. Rusev got it and hit Big E with a huge superkick before locking in The Accolade. Big E tried to fight out and it appeared he might have been able to, as he got on his knees, but Rusev pulled further back and forced Big E to tap out.

Winner – Rusev

Grade – B+, Another great match between these two. I wish WWE would invest more time into their feud. Big E took it to Rusev tonight and gave him his toughest challenge to date, but The Super Athlete continues to dominate, and I think it’s for Rusev to move on from Big E and onto Sheamus and the WWE United States Championship.

Backstage Segment W/ The Bella Twins & Stephanie McMahon

Both Brie and Nikki are backstage talking about Vickie Guerrero until Stephanie came up and asked why Brie was here. Nikki said she invited her as her guest and Steph told Nikki “Not to think, It’s not what The Bellas do best.” Brie shows Steph her new favorite video and we get to see Steph in the mud bath from last week and Steph eventually calls security to take Brie out of the building.

Special Referee Match 

Referee – Fandango

Layla vs. Summer Rae

Fandango makes his way to the ring first and Summer and Layla soon follow. As the match begins we see Summer flirt with Fandango before the two divas begin to go at it. Summer Rae takes the early control slamming Layla into the turnbuckle and choking Layla with her foot and distracting Fandango with her long legs. Layla pushes her off and she falls into Fandango and it looked like the two were about to kiss before Layla turned her around and began to beat her down.Layla locked Summer in a submission move and Fandango very awkwardly looked on. As the two got to their feet Summer Rae planted Layla with a DDT for only a two. Two end the match Layla landed a stiff kick to the side of the skull and covered Summer for the three. Fandango and Layla make out and head out of the arena leaving Summer in the ring crying.

Winner – Layla

Grade – C+, Not many people cared for this feud. I for one found the feud entertaining but not really what they were fighting over. I think it would of worked out a lot better if Summer returned and Fandango and Layla continued to interview and cost Summer her matches. I don’t know just weird to hear her say on NXT that it doesn’t bother her to now all of a sudden wanting him? Either way the two went out their and put on a decent match up but no one cared enough to notice.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match

U.S Champion Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro W/ Paul Heyman vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Kane

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way to the ring first to watch the following match. All the superstars make their way to the ring and this match is under way. Everyone begins to brawl for quite awhile until Kane and Randy Orton clear the ring of everyone besides John Cena. The duo begins to beat down on Cena until Alberto Del Rio and Cesaro made their way into the ring with a ladder and began to take everyone out with it. Wyatt got back in the ring and ran at the two, jumping at them and lands a cross body on the ladder, taking both Del Rio and Cesaro down. Cena and Wyatt begin to battle, and Cena attempts to lift Bray up for the AA but Wyatt slides down and slams Cena gut first into the ladder. Roman Reigns gets in the ring and Wyatt and Reigns stare each other down before Reigns takes him down with a Samoan Drop. Roman begins to climb the ladder, but The U.S Champion, Sheamus pulls him down and takes him out and begins to climb the ladder himself until Kane comes in. Kane and Sheamus brawl while Reigns comes in with another ladder but beings to fight with Orton. It’s not to long before Roman Reigns gets rid of Orton. Both Sheamus and Reigns pick up ladders and sandwich Kane in between them. Roman and Sheamus set up their ladders and climb to the titles along with Cesaro and Del Rio joining him. Kane pushed over a ladder with Sheamus and Del Rio and than the other with Reigns and Cesaro. The Big Red Monster began to clear the ring of everyone before setting a ladder up. Kane grabbed Orton by the throat and threw him over near the ladder as he held the ladder still so Orton could climb. Randy began to climb but Roman Reigns came in and took out Kane and pushed the ladder over, sending Orton off as well. The ladder seemed to smack Orton in the head on the way down, as Roman takes out Kane and sets up a ladder. Reigns begins to ascend the ladder, but Wyatt comes in and pulls him down and soon Cena follows. John Cena is looking to hit Bray Wyatt with the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but as he turned around Cesaro tossed him high in the air and connected with The Uppercut! Cesaro and Sheamus began to climb the ladder again, battling over the title! While Bray Wyatt Spider-Walked to the side of the ladder and pulled it out form underneath Cesaro and Sheamus. Cesaro and Sheamus are now hanging for the two title belts and Sheamus soon falls, but Cesaro holds on for longer but not to much longer before he falls as well. Wyatt jumps and lands on top of Cesaro while Randy Orton is shown being checked on until he races away from the docs and gets back in the match, immediately going after Del Rio. Orton set a ladder up between the ring and the Spanish announce table, Sheamus comes over and starts slamming Orton’s face into the ladder before climbing on top of it. Orton swept Sheamus’s feet from under him and Sheamus hits the ladder hard. Orton than sets him up and hits The Hangman DDT from the ladder. Orton set up a ladder and everyone came into the ring and tried to climb it until Kane cleared the ring. The Red Machine turned his attention towards Sheamus, but The U.S Champ turned it around and hit the 10 Beats onto Kane’s chest. Sheamus than cleared the ring and began to set the ladder up, but before he could climb it Kane grabbed his foot and dragged him to the outside of the ring. Sheamus and Kane fought on the outside, Sheamus eventually tossed Kane into the steel steps and got back in the ring. Meanwhile Cesaro slid another ladder in between the rungs of the one in the middle of the ring and he and Sheamus began to brawl at the top of the ladder. Reigns made his way into the ring but as Del Rio slide the ladder even further through the other rungs, he connected with Reigns gut. Roman fought through the pain as he tilted the ladder over on Sheamus and Cesaro making a kind of jungle gym scenario where Cesaro had to climb around the ladders to get to the titles while Sheamus had to reach further. Cena came back in and titled the ladder back the right way and the brawl of superstars began. Bray suplexed Cena onto the ladders and Kane sent Bray face first into a ladder and than cleared the ring with Orton. Kane goes to hold the ladder for Orton again, but Roman Reigns dives through the ladder and spears Kane. Orton pushed the ladder over and it hit Reigns in the back of the head. Orton looked to take advantage but it was not long before Reigns connected with The Superman Punch and began to take out all his competitors! Reigns impressed on the outside of the ring as he slammed Wyatt face first onto the announce table, landed his signature dropkick on the apron to Del Rio and than to Wyatt on the table and ended it with a spear to Cesaro. Roman got back in the ring as did Cena and the two began to square off until Reigns took him down with A Spear! Roman began to climb the ladder but Randy Orton came in and forced Reigns down with an impressive signature back breaker from Orton. Orton begins to climb the ladder but Wyatt pulls him down and hits Sister Abigail. Bray begins to climb up the ladder but Del Rio is there to take him down and begin to climb the ladder himself until Sheamus comes in and pushes The Ladder over and connecting with A Brogue Kick From Sheamus. The U.S Champ begins to climb the ladder and comes pretty close until Cesaro is in and pulls him down and connects with an European Uppercut. Now Cesaro climbs until Orton is back in and catches Cesaro with an RKO. Randy begins to climb the ladder but Reigns is in and he begins to climb as well, nailing Orton with headbutts every step he takes until he knocks The Viper Down! Roman begins to climb again until Kane grabs him by the throat and slams him down. The Big Red Machine once again holds the ladder for Orton as he climbs, but this time Cena is in and hits Kane with an Attitude Adjustment, before lifting Orton up onto his shoulder and hitting another AA onto Kane. Cena climbs the ladder and pulls down the championship to become The Third Ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Winner & New WWE World Heavyweight Champion – John Cena

Grade – A-, Not as good as the other ladder match tonight, but when you think about it this one had more, so there is a reason why it was slower. All 8 men went out there with a mission. 7 of them wanted the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and One just had to make sure Randy Orton won. Sheamus really stood out to me tonight as did many stars. Cesaro and Bray whoa are two young stars on the rise didn’t have many highlights tonight. Everybody else though put on one hell of a match, and Orton took one nasty cut. My only real problem with this match is the winner. I fully expected Cena to walk away as champ, but that does not mean I think it was right. WWE had an opportunity to elevate one of its young rising stars in Cesaro, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns. but tonight the instead went with the safe route and gave it to Cena. The Authority does not seem to happy that Cena won, and I can’t even imagine who Cena will face at Battleground. I wanna say Randy Orton, but I don’t think WWE is stupid enough to do that again.

Superstar of the Night – John Cena

It may be a little obvious, but Cena is the Superstar of the night. It doesn’t matter how much better your match was than his or how much more work you put in, he walked out the New WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Some love it! Others don’t, but he is now a 15 time World Champion!

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WWE Payback 2014 – I Quit!

Hello my friends and welcome to my review of The WWE’s Payback! Tonight advertised main event’s resemble our last PPV Extreme Rules card! Tonight John Cena takes on Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing Match while The Shield takes on Evolution in a No Holds Barred Elimination match! and of course we will hear the fate of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! but first let’s start with out Pre Show match!

 

Payback Pre-Show

Mask vs. Hair Match

El Torito W/Los Matadores  vs. Hornswoggle W/3MB

Our Pre-show match starts off once again with the two small people of the WWE! Our last Pre-show was a WeeLC match between the two and tonight we will either see El Torito’s mask taken off or Hornswoggle’s hair cut off! Out first is El Torito with Los Luchadores accompanying him to the ring! He is coming out wearing a 2/3 shirt, representing Micheal Jordan who is well known for his time on The Chicago Bulls and since their in Chicago, it makes sense! Out next is Hornswoggle along with 3MB. Swoggle really selling his character tonight, gotta give the man credit, he certainly can act his part! In the begging parts of the match we actually got to see these two have an actual match with grapples and strikes and even Torito landing a impressive drop kick. Swoggle was using his fists as weapons in this match as he hit Torito with many strikes and tried to pull his mask of many times! It wasn’t long before Luchadores and 3MB made their way into the match! We got to see a funny segment that started with Jinder Missing a flip onto the outside of the ring onto one of the Luchadores, and ending with Heath Slater being tossed into everybody after El Torito hit him with a Hurricarana! Back in the ring Torito looked to hit Hornswoggle with a Hurricarana, but Swoggle reversed into a beautiful power bomb. Torito managed to kick out at 2, and this match continues with Swoggle once again trying to pull of Torito’s mask, but this time he manages to do it, unfortunately Torito was wearing another mask under and while Swoggle was celebrating, Torito hit Swoggle with a Springboard Moonsault and covered him for the three count!

Winner – El Torito

Rating -6\10: Tonight these two men proved that they can actually wrestle! They didn’t need any weapons just some well placed comedy! They didn’t overdue and they actually focused on a match that saw some impressive moves that I would of never expected thee two to pull off! Of course the stipulation to the match was Mask vs. Hair and since Hornswoggle lost, it’s time to cut his hair! Swoggle refused at, believing he won the match, but eventually sat in the chair! What surprised me is 3MB didn’t try to convince him to back out and actually told him he had to do it! and that’s when Torito and The Matadores began to shave Hornswoggle’s head using scissors, razors, shaving cream and electric razors. Hornswoggle did well in selling it as I honestly kind of felt bad for him!

Payback

WWE United States Championship.

Cesaro W/Paul Heyman vs. Sheamus (c)

Our opening match of the night is for the WWE United States Championship! These two have produced hard hitting brawls before, and I don’t expect anything different here tonight! Out first is the United States Champion, to a mixed reaction from this Chicago crowd! We get a nice run back of their feud that shows how disrespectful Cesaro can be with just one Handshake! Out next is Paul Heyman who begins to introduce Cesaro, but is interrupted by C M Punk chants! Heyman beautifully handles it by stating Punk is not here, but at the Blacks Hawk’s game, and says tonight their streak will be broken by the LA Kings (I think that’s what he said) just like The Undertaker’s streak was broken by his client, Brock Lesnar! Heyman than introduces Cesaro and the two make their way down to the ring! Once the introductions are all done the match gets under way, and right away Sheamus runs at Cesaro and begins to take him down with some hard hitting forearms! This entire match was just a back and forth hard hitting brawl, and I loved ever moment of it! Cesaro favored his uppercuts majority of the match, catching Sheamus off guard numerous times with the! Sheamus did dish out his own pain especially when he held Cesaro against the ropes and continued to slam his fist against the chest of Cesaro! Sheamus really took it to Cesaro in the mid portion of this match hitting him with many stiff strikes and reversing everything Cesaro threw at him! Cesaro did mange to gain control and was looking at hitting The Neutralizer, but Sheamus manged to reverse into a White Noise that almost picked him up the victory! Heyman played his part to perfection as he always does! Sheamus, despite how hard Cesaro fought, manged to look in The Cloverleaf, but Cesaro would not tap! The King of Swing lived up to his name at the end of the match, when nothing else worked Cesaro lifted The Celtic Warrior up and began to swing him around! I lost count of how Swings happened, but Heyman barked at Cesaro to hit Sheamus with The Neutralizer, but when Cesaro went to pick the champ up, Sheamus rolled him up into a small package to pick up the three count!

Winner & Still United States Champion – Sheamus

Rating – 8\10: What a match between these two. They proved to be on equal levels and showed that they both can take some serious pain! Cesaro sat through Battering strikes and knees to his shoulder blade, while Sheamus fought through Uppercut after Uppercut! The Celtic Warrior and The King of Swing have great chemistry in the ring together, and matches like this will do well in showing how important the United States Title is! The way the match ends, leads me to believe this rivalry is not over, and I’d be happy to see these two go at it again! Maybe with some hardcore stipulation added to it! After the match Sheamus smiled as we walked past Cesaro an Heyman, while Heyman held Cesaro back so this definitely leads me to believe these two are not done with each other!

Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Rybaxel (Ryback & Curtis Axel)

This match was announced in the pre-show. The Rhodes brothers haven’t been winning to many matched as of late and Cody has been putting all the blame on his brother, but tonight before the match we saw Cody and Goldust backstage talking, where Cody admits he has been the problem and points out that this was where the Rhodes Brothers started and this is where the begin again! Out first is The Rhodes Brothers to their horrible theme song and right after them is Rybaxel! The match began between Goldust and Axel! Goldust took the early advantage of Axel, but it wasn’t long until Goldust was on the receiving end of a beat down! Axel and Ryback took turns tagging each other in and beating down on Goldust! Goldust managed to hang in there, but just could not get anything going for himself, until he began to take it to Ryback and forced The Big Guy to tag in Axel, Curtis Axel cut of Goldust and tossed him back into their corner, but Goldust manged to fight out of the corner and make the tag to Cody Rhodes! Axel also tagged in Ryback and Rhodes began to take it to The Big Guy catching him off guard with many strikes and even hitting The Disaster Kick! He covered Ryback, but Axel was there to break up the pin and Goldust rushed in to take out Axel! but it wasn’t long before Ryback got rid of Goldust! Rhodes looked at another opportunity to hit The Disaster Kick, but this time Ryback caught Cody on his shoulders and hit Shell Shock for the win!

Winners – Rybaxel

Rating – 7\10: Both these teams have been very impressive, but Ryback and Curtis Axel have been getting better and better! After coming up short in their tag title match at our last PPV, tonight they took on The Rhodes Brothers in what was a fantastic match that saw them dominate the majority of it and getting the chance to showcase how well they work together! This also could be the last time we see The Rhodes Brothers as a team, because after the match Cody grabbed a mic and told Goldust “Brother to Brother, you need a better tag team partner” placing all the blame on his self as he walked away! I’m not sure if this counts as a heel turn or what, but I’m interested to see what happens next!

Rusev W/Lana vs. Big E

The Ravishing Russian, Lana makes her way out and begins to cut another promo, talking about Russia and Vladimir Putin, and it wasn’t long after that The Bulgarian Brute, Rusev makes his way to the ring waving The Russian Flag proud! As Rusev waves his flag in the ring, Big E’s music interrupts him and The Former Intercontinental Champion makes his way to the ring waving The United State’s Flag! Rusev and Big E have a short little competition before the match begins, seeing who can wave their flag faster, but once Big E got in the ring, the match began! Rusev ran at Big E, but E was able to dodge and take it to Rusev first! The two battle for a bit trading some hard strike, but Big E did mange to take Rusev down at one point! Rusev struggled to get back to his feet and when he did, it was on the apron! Big E built up enough speed and speared The Bulgarian Brute between the ropes and the two men hit the ground hard and earned a Holy Shit chant from the crowd! Lana had a shocked look on her face as the two made it back into the ring! Big E once again built some speed and looked to hit Rusev with a splash, but Rusev quickly got up and hit Big E with a Teeth Shattering Super Kick! Rusev begged Lana to let him lock in The Accolade and Lana gladly allowed as she screamed “Rusev Crush!” Rusev locked in The Accolade and forced Big E to tap out!

Winner – Rusev

Rating – 6\10: These two put on a fun short match tonight and managed to make it entertaining! Both men looked Strong as Big E became the first man to ever take it to Rusev! The match quickly turned into a battle of USA vs. Russia but its smart to use what is currently going on to help give Rusev some heat! My favorite part of this match was at the end when Rusev begged Lana to let him use The Accolade! It showed just how mad Big E got Rusev, but it also showed how much control Lana has over Rusev! These two are a very dangerous duo!

Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas

This is another match that was announced on our Payback pre-show, but I will also like to note that before this match we saw Brie Bella and WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan talking backstage! We will find out later tonight weather Bryan gives up his title or if Brie Bella is fired. Kingston makes his way down to the ring, and it’s honestly a shame to see how far he has fallen down! He doesn’t even have his pyro anymore! The announcer introduces Bo Dallas before he makes his way down to the ring! Once Bo is in the ring he cuts a promo about Bo-Leiving! He states that even though the Black Hawks are going to lose tonight, that it does not make the crowd losers! Kane’s music interrupts him and The Big Red Monster makes his way down to the ring. Bo and Kofi stand their ground as Kane makes his way down, but it didn’t take long for Bo to abandon Kofi! Kingston tried to take it to Kane, but The Big Red Monster, beat down and Kingston and ended it with a Tombstone Pile Driver! Kane left the ring and Bo got back in to check on Kofi and told Kofi he would be back on his feet soon and all he needs to do is Bo-Leive!

Winner – No Contest

Rating – N/A: There was no match, so that is why there is no rating! I was hoping to see a match here tonight, but I’ve got to say this was a well thought out segment! It continues to show Kane’s dominance and lead to suspicion that Kane is doing Stephanie’s bidding, but also adds heat to the new Bo Dallas character! Sadly for Kofi, he falls further down the pecking order!

WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Rob Van Dam vs. Bad News Barrett (c)

Up next the Intercontinental Championship is on the line! Out first is RVD, who comes out to a decent pop! We get to see how Van Dam earned this match when he won The Beat the Clock challenge when he pinned Alberto Del Rio! We also go to see Barrett attack Van Dam after that match! Once Van Dam’s entrance is done, out comes the champion, Bad News Barrett! and it’s not to long until Barrett grabs a mic and tells us all that he has some Bad News! Barrett tells anyone who was looking forward to RVD walking out the new IC Champ, is going to be disappointed! He states RVD will not get his Payback, and after this match he won’t get a Pay Check! because he is going to take Old Yeller out back and end him! The match starts and Van Dam uses his speed to his advantage as he takes the early control of the match! Van Dam caught Barrett off guard many times with quick kicks and whole arsenal of moves! Van Dam even tossed the champ into the crowd to set of for his spinning leg drop off the apron onto Barrett who was hanging over the barricade! Back in the ring, Van Dam set Barrett up for Rolling Thunder, but Barrett quickly got up but Van Dam quickly sent him back down with a super kick and than continued on to hit Rolling Thunder! Barrett laid in the middle of the ring and Van Dam lept into the air to hit the Five Star Frog Splash, but Barrett rolled out of the way and began to set up for The Bull Hammer Elbow, Van Dam ducked in a rolled Barrett up with a Scissors pin, but Barrett kicks out a 2 and he sends Van Dam out of the ring! Barrett followed him to the outside and attempted to hit The Bull Hammer Elbow again, but Van Dam ducked and Barrett’s elbow went right into the steel post! Barrett rolled back into the ring holding his elbow in pain, Van Dam soon followed and looked for a Split Legged Moonsault on Barrett, but the champ got his knees up! Barrett began signaling for the Bull Hammer again! Van Dam slowly got back to his feet, and got hit with The Bull Hammer Elbow! Wade Barrett covered for the three!

Winner & Still Intercontinental Champion – Bad News Barrett

Rating – 7\10: Van Dam certainly isn’t as agile as he used to be, and you can tell his age is beginning to catch up to him, but he still manages to put on a decent performance! These two put on a hard fought battle here tonight, that showed how important the IC title is becoming! Both Barrett and Sheamus are doing wonders for the mid card title, and as long as the challengers keep putting up such impressive match, both the US and IC title will be restored to their glory!

Daniel Bryan’s Decision

Stephanie McMahon makes her way down to the ring and doesn’t waste anytime and quickly goes over why she is out there and ask Bryan to come! The World Champion’s music plays and Daniel Bryan and his wife Brie Bella or is it Brie Bryan now? Either way the couple makes their way down to the ring. Stephanie gives Bryan to choice to choose his belt or his wives job, and Bryan goes on to allow Steph a choice and points out how the fans don’t really like her, but tonight she can change that if she makes the right choice! Steph is showing no interest as the crowd begins to chant for C M Punk! Steph is quick to respond to the crowd by stating that they want Bryan to quit just like C M Punk did! Steph continues to ask for Bryan’s response and The Champ begins to call Steph a bunch of names until Brie cuts in a calls her a Bitch! Steph and Brie exchange words and McMahon reminds Brie that she is her boss! Brie tells Bryan he knows what to do, and as it looks like Bryan is about t hand over the titles, Brie gets in front and does not allow him to do it! She tells Steph she can’t fire her, because she quits! Stephanie begins to laugh until Brie slaps her across the face! Steph ends up the leaving the ring embarrassed while Brie and Bryan celebrate! I for one feel it is a mistake to keep the belt on Bryan! Call me old school but whenever any champ was injured and it was well known they were not able to defend the title at the next PPV, they were striped of the title! Bryan could still be stripped since apparently there is still no time table on how long he will be out! I do have a hard time believing that, but from what I’ve heard its almost guaranteed Bryan won’t be able to defend it at our next PPV witch is Money in the Bank! I guess Brie is out of a job now as well! I’m interested to see where this go, but I still feel it’s a mistake to allow Bryan to continue to hold onto the title, even though he is injured!

Last Man Standing Match.

Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena

Up next is one of our main events of the night! John Cena and Bray Wyatt have the third and what many people believe to be their last match in their rivalry tonight! Some how Bray Wyatt has managed to look strong in this rivalry despite looking very weak to John Cena in their last encounters! but it’s not going to be easy to get John Cena to stay down! Out first is the Bray and his Family! While Bray awaited the entrance of Cena you enjoyed the cheers of his followers witch was the majority of the crowd! Cena quickly makes his way to the ring and is ready to start this match as is Wyatt! Harper and Rowan got onto the apron as well and it looks like this is going to be a three on one match but the music of the Tag Champs plays and here comes Jimmy and Jey, The Usos to provide back up for John Cena! Now that the numbers are even Cena and Bray start the battle on it was all Wyatt in the early going! Wyatt dominated Cena with many of his trademark moves, but he could not get Cena to stay down for a ten count! Cena did manage to get back into the match and it was around this time the Wyatt’s jumped in but The Usos jumped in to help and a brawl ensued that did not end until The Usos and Harper and Rowan went into the back! During all the distraction Wyatt managed to gain the upper hand by grabbing a chair and using it against Cena! Cena was able to get the chair away from Wyatt and use it against him! Cena also used the Steel Steps as his weapon and at one point picked them up and tossed them over the ropes to the outside of the ring and he hit Wyatt perfectly! Cena continued to control the match until both Harper and Rowan raced back down to the ring to aid Bray! The two began to set up tables but The Usos are back out and managed to take down Rowan but Harper took both out and continued to set up the table while he and Cena brawled! One of The Usos got back to his feet and ran right at Eric Rowan who was sitting in front of a table! The Usos put himself and Rowan through the table while Harper suplexed himself and the other Uso through the other set of tables he set up! Now that all four men are down the action focused back onto Cena and Bray who were battling on the outside of the ring! It wasn’t to long until Bray caught Cena off guard and speared Cena through the time keepers area! After both men answered to count before ten, Wyatt began to beat down on Cena through the arena until they arrived at the Pyrotechnicians area! They set off a loud boom some how and Bray seemed to have an idea! Cena countered it before he could and lifted him up on his shoulder and sent him crashing through a wooden box with an Attitude Adjustment! Cena slammed another big contained on top of the wooden box Wyatt laid in and stood on top as the referee counted to ten!

Winner – John Cena

Rating – 8\10: This has to be the best match these two have had by far! Bray looked strong and even made it seem like he could win at times! Cena may have won here tonight, but not without sacrifice! Cena put his body on the line and took many moves from Bray such as Sister Abigail and many weapons! If it wasn’t for The Usos, Cena may not have even won, and he acknowledged that as he made his way back down to the ring  and helped The Tag Champs to the back! I would of preferred to see Bray walk away a the victor, but he really isn’t a loser tonight as well! He put on one hell of a match and if this is the end of their rivalry, I’ll be interested to see where they go next, but if there is one more match left in these guys, Bray needs to win and that has to be the end!

WWE Divas Championship.

Alicia Fox vs. Paige (c)

I honestly forgot about the Divas Championship, but out first is Alicia Fox, who as of late has been kind of crazy! She has been seeking attention and she certainly got it and even earned a Divas Championship! Out next is the Divas Champion, Paige! and it doesn’t take long for this match to get under way! Fox dominated the early portions of the match hitting Paige with numerous Tilt a’Whirl Back Breakers, but not matter how many times Alicia hurt the champ, Paige would not stay down! Paige fought back into the match and manged to lock in The Scorpion Crosslock to force Alicia Fox to tap out to retain the title!

Winner & Still Divas Champion – Paige

Rating 5\10 – I know my review of the match was short, but I’ll be honest I really don’t remember much of the match! Alicia Fox did dominate the majority of the match by taking it to Paige on the outside of the ring and as I mentioned in the review hit many of those back breakers! I don’t really remember how Paige fought back, I just remember her locking in the cross lock to win! I still don’t feel its a smart idea to make Paige look so weak through out the match and I will never understand why WWE allows the divas down in NXT to put on 5 start matches but not the main roster Divas!

No Holds Barred 6 Man Elimination Match!

Evolution (Batista, Randy Orton & Triple H) vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns)

It is now time for our main event! Over the past couple of weeks The Shield of gained the upper hand over Evolution up until this past Raw when Evolution left The Shield laying in the ring unconscious! Evolution makes their way to the ring first and it wasn’t long before The Hounds of Justice made their way to the ring! It did not take long for the battle to start as all six superstars began to brawl! We saw Ambrose battle Orton, Reigns battle Batista and Rollins battle The Game! After awhile of the superstars brawling we went back into a traditional tag match that saw The Shield  dominate the early goings, but it wasn’t long before Evolution took over and kept Ambrose away from his team members. Ambrose hit The Game and managed to get away from him and tag in Reigns while Triple H tagged in Batista! It was here things started to break down and all three members battled! Reigns and Batista stayed ringside while Ambrose and Orton battled into the crowd ad did Rollins and Triple H! The Game and Rollins battled over to the tech area where Rollins looked to dive onto The Game, but Triple H swung this metal piece and connected with Rollins! Back ringside Reigns began to take apart the Spanish Announce table, but Orton came back and began to beat down on Reigns! It wasn’t long until Triple H made his way back to, and all three members began to beat down on Roman Reigns until the Triple Powerbombed him through the table! The Ref”s raced down to check on Reigns while Ambrose jumped into the battle and tried to take on Evolution, but the numbers game proved to be to much, same goes for Rollins when he jumped back into the action! Evolution beat down both members of The Shield on the entrance way! Triple H pointed out the Reigns was back in the ring and Evolution proceeded to beat down on Reigns. Using a steel chair and beating down on his back with canes! Evolution brought Reigns up to the entrance way, but Ambrose got back up and tried to take on The trio but it wasn’t long until Randy Orton hit a DDT on Ambrose on the concrete! Evolution turned their attention to Reigns again, but Seth Rollins jumped of the Titantron  and landed on all three members! Rollins crawled his way back to the ring and Batista soon followed! The Animal began to beat down on Rollins and looked to hit the Batista Bomb on Rollins, but Seth managed to get out of it and Reigns rushed in and hit Batista with The Spear! Rollins covers Batista for the three

Seth Rollins eliminates Batista!

Orton hit Rollins with the RKO and looked to pin Rollins but Reigns was there to break it up! Orton turned his attention to Reigns and looked to hit Roman with the Hangman’s DDT, but Ambrose smashed a chair into Orton’s back! He tan laid the chair down and hit Dirty Deeds on Orton and covered him for the three!

Dean Ambrose eliminates Randy Orton!

Triple H got back in the ring and looked to hit Ambrose with The Pedigree but Reigns jumps up and lands The Superman Punch on The Game! Batista races in a spears Reigns, ignoring the fact that he has been eliminated! Both men are down and Orton takes this time to slide a Sledgehammer into Triple H! The Game used it to take out Ambrose and looked to hit Reigns with it, but Rollins flies in from the side and connects his knee to the side of the skull of Triple H and Roman Reigns follows up with a spear to Triple H to pick up the win.

Winners – The Shield

Rating – 9/10: Once again The Shield stands tall over Evolution tonight! These 6 men went out there again and put on another Match of the Year nomination! While at some points it got a little boring just watch Evolution dominate one member of The Shield, but it added to the match! It really gave you the feeling that maybe The Shield did get lucky in their last match! but Rollins proves tonight that he is the glue that holds The Shield together! When things were looking bad Rollins turned it around with that huge flip! and one by one Evolution got picked off! I do appreciate how all three members picked up a pin fall over one of the opponents! The only question I have now, is what is next for The Shield? I believe that they are finished with Evolution, and I don’t know where they go from here! Maybe the dream feud between The Shield and The Wyatts can truly happen now! I know we have seen the two teams face off before, but we have never really had an actual feud for between these two teams!

Superstar of the Night – Seth Rollins

It was hard figuring out who the superstar of the night was tonight! Everyone was so impressive in their match tonight! but in my opinion, Rollins is the reason The Shield won tonight! Evolution looked to have the match in their hands before Seth Rollins dove from the top of the titantron onto Evolution! It was than the match changed places! Rollins manged to eliminate the first superstar of the night a trend his tag team partners would soon follow! I don’t know what is going to happen to The Shield next, but I do know there is something planned for them next! Their to big to ignore now, and with Daniel Bryan still gone, no one can rival The Shield’s popularity!

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Wrestlemania 30 – Thank You Taker!

Hello my friends, and welcome to my review of the 30th installment of Wrestlemania! Tonight we have numerous advertised main events such as John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event against Batista and the winner of the Bryan/HHH Match! I’m excited for this event, so let’s get started!

Pre-Show

WWE Tag Team Title Match!

The Usos (c)  vs. Los Matadores W/ El Torito vs. Rybaxel vs. The Real Americans w/Zeb Colter

The WWE Tag Titles are on the line in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match! This match was great! I loved every second of it, and it certainly was worthy of a Wrestlemania spot and its a shame its on the Pre Show. Los Matadores was the unexpected team for me here. I know the other three teams are good, but I haven’t seen much from them as a team except for the matches with 3MB. El Torito even got involved in the match as he crossbodied Curtis Axel off the shoulders of The Matatdores into all the other competitors, but after Swagger got a hold of one of the Matadores and locked in his Patriot Lock to force them to tap out.

Los Matadores eliminated via submission

Action picked up as both The Real Americans and Rybaxel dominated over the tag champs, but The Usos fought through it and lasted long enough for Ryback to tag himself into the match and battle The Real Americans. Ryback showed off his strength as he tossed both The Americans around, Ryback was looking to take Cesaro out but Cesaro was able to toss Ryback in the air and catch him with the Uppercut followed by The Neutralizer to eliminated Ryback with the three count!

Rybaxel eliminated via pin fall

The Real Americans and The Usos have a stare down. The Real American put their hands over their hearts and said along with the crowd “We The People!” The Usos responded with their Us-O Chant and the battle was on. These two teams went back in forth in an incredible tag team match. We saw close falls and impressive team work, but The Usos got the upper hand when the tossed Cesaro into Swagger and landed twin super kicks followed by a double splash to retain their championships.

Winners and Still WWE Tag Team Champions – The Usos

 

Rating – 8\10: What an excellent match up. It’s a shame this match was on the pre show, because it deserved to be on the actual Mania card! All four teams went out their and stole the show, and restored my faith in the tag division, but the real thing to talk about here is what happened after the match was over. Swagger frustrated with the loss began to yell at Cesaro and even locked in the Patriot Lock, but after Zeb calmed him down Swagger apologized and extended his hand to Cesaro. Cesaro took the handshake, but turned it into his Cesaro Swing, thus ending The Real Americans! It’s kind of a shame because how well these two worked together, but its obvious Cesaro is over, and its time to push him as a singles star. As for Zeb and Swagger, if they keep Swagger looking as good as he has been, he could still be utilized well, but what I think is the smartest thing to do is to find a replacement for Cesaro and continue with The Real Americans without Cesaro!

The Host Of Wrestlemania

Hulk Hogan comes out to a huge crowd reaction. He gets in the ring and hypes Wrestlemania tonight, and even mistakenly says were in the Silver Dome and not the Super Dome. Hogan went on to saying how anything could happen at Wrestlemania, but he was cut off but the Glass Shattering Music of Stone Cold Steve Austin! The Texas Rattlesnake Stomped down to the ring, and did his usual Turnbuckle stance at each one, and than got into the face of The Immortal Hulk Hogan, and the two had a stare down. I had chills going down my spine at this moment. Austin get on the mic and says “If you want Stone Cold to open a can of whoop ass on Hulk Hogan, than give me a Hell Yea!” The crowd erupted with a HELL YEA! and Austin teased the beat down on Hogan, but ultimately began to tell Hogan how much of in impact he has had in the WWE and much respect he had for him. The two seemed to be done until the music of The Great One played! The Rock headed down to the ring, and this is a true moment right here! Three of the biggest names in WWE History in the ring at the same time! The Rock did his routine and even picked on Hogan for his Silver Dome mistake earlier. He than went on to tell Hogan that if is wasn’t for him telling the kids to say their prayers and eat their vitamins, their would be no boy walking around following Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. He than started to tell Austin is it wasn’t for him defying the corporation and opening a can of whoop ass on the boss, their would be no Yes Man! Battling The Authority. They all went on to say their catch phrases and than they all shared some beer! Courtly of Stone Cold. I was really hoping to see Austin give Rock and Hogan the stunner or at least the tease of it, but this segment was awesome! I loved every moment of it!

Triple H vs Daniel Bryan

 

The opening match of the night just so happens to be the one with the biggest impact! Now I’ve never been a big Daniel Bryan fan and in fact Triple H is my favorite wrestler, but the video promo for this match was just phenomenal! You get taken through Daniel Bryan’s career and you see just how far he has come and than you see Triple H take it all away and tell him all his work was for nothing! Stephanie was in the ring and she announces Triple H and we are treated with some crazy music and this awesome entrance by The Game as he truly looks the part of The King of Kings tonight! and hearing The Game by Motohead over the speakers again was amazing! Out next is Bryan who comes out to a huge ovation as he and the entire arean chants “YES!” Tonight Triple H and Daniel Bryan stole the show! Daniel Bryan pulled a side out of Triple H we have never seen! These two went out there and put on a classic technical match. They reversed each others moves, got the upper hand over each other and they both beat the hell out of each other! Triple H hit Bryan with heavy knees huge slams and even hit his Pedigree. It looked like it was over but Bryan kicked out! Bryan got himself back into the match and took it to the Game with stiff kicks and great submission holds. Triple H also got in his fair share of submission holds! There were so many false finishes to this match and at times it looked like The Game would win but Bryan landed on his feet after a back suplex and hit Triple H with the running knee for the three!

Winner – Daniel Bryan

Rating -10\10: Tonight Triple H and Daniel Bryan put on a perfect match! They went out there and gave it their all, and Triple H truly did what was Best for Business and put Bryan over her tonight. The after match beat down was brutal and still sets the mystery if Bryan can capture the title here tonight. As I said before I’m not a big Bryan fan, but tonight he had me chanting Yes! Yes! Yes!

New Age Outlaws (“Road Dogg” Jesse James & “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn) & Kane vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose (c), Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns)

The Outlaws are out first, and Road Dogg does his normal routine down to the ring, that is before he is interrupted by The Shield’s music, as they come down through the audience and some awesome looking mask. Out next is Kane and the match is underway! The Shield dominated the entire match. I don’t think The Outlaws or Kane got much, if any offense in! There were some cool spots like Seth and Dean flying through the ropes and of course The Triple Powerbomb to both Road Dogg and Billy at the same time, after that it was over!

Winner – The Shield

Ranking – 5\10: This was not what I was expecting! The Shield went out there and completely dominated. There were no signs of hope for their opponents. This match was just filled with a bunch of The Shield’s big moves, and honestly. It felt rushed from the entrances. I wonder if Triple H and Bryan went over time? Eitheir way this match suffered from how short it was. Anyone who was expecting a memorable match form The Shield tonight, was disappointed! Myself included!

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Only two superstars entrances were shown, The Heavy favorite The Big Show and The Celtic Warrior Sheamus. I gotta say for a Battle Royal, this was actually pretty entertaining. We saw some great spots here tonight, such as Sheamus BEATING the chest of Fandango, Kofi flying over the turnbuckle just to land his feet on the steel steps saving him from elimination, and the impressive uppercut from Cesaro to eliminate Rey Mysterio, but I think the most memorable moment was when Cesaro lifted The Big Show up and tossed him over the ropes to win!

Winner – Cesaro

Rating –  7-10: I gotta say, this match caught me of guard! I was expecting a sloppy mess, and to be fair in the beginning it kind of was, but once the ring started to clear out, is when the action started to pick up. Giving Cesaro the rub here tonight was a sign of things to come. After losing the pre show Tag Match and ending his partnership with Swagger, Cesaro went on to bigger and better things and made history here tonight by winning the very first and what could possible be the last Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper & Eric Rowan vs. John Cena

The second out of our four main events is next up, and I gotta say I’m really excited for this one! The build has been amazing for this and Bray Wyatt’s entrance was great and hearing Mark Cozer and his band perform is was incredible! I wish I could say the same about this match! Bray played up his character and begged Cena to let the monster out and at times it would appear he was about to, but Cena took it to Wyatt and overcame the odds by reversing Sister Abagail into the Attitude Adjustment for the Three Count!

Winner – John Cena

Rating -5\10: This match was disappointing! The build was so great and I had high expectations, and I guess that was my mistake. There were a few highlights like Bray countering The Five Knuckle Shuffle with a Spider Walk, and of course Bray singing while rubbing Cena’s head was entertaing, and Cena had his fair share like the cross body  on the outside to Harper and Rowan, but the match was slow and Cena winning just felt wrong. This is just a typical Cena match to be honest. He gets beat up, comes back and wins…even if it means young talent doesn’t get put over. With as much praise as Cena gave Wyatt, I thought for sure he would put him over, but tonight Super Cena wins again!

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman

The Video Promo for this match was much better than the actual build to it. Paul Heyman played up Lesnar big time and just made this video such a pleasure to watch, but kind of like the previous match. The match itself was not anything to impressive. Honestly there really weren’t many highlights, just two guys fighting. The most shocking part of the match was the ending, as Lesnar threw Taker on his shoulders for a third time and hit him with another F5 and pinned him for the three, just ending The Undertaker’s 21-0 streak!

Winner – Brock Lesnar

Rating – 6\10: This was a HUGE mistake! I’ve always been one to say The Streak should end, but not this way. Brock Lesnar is almost 40 years old, I believe he is 37. He is a part time superstar, and has absolutely no upside to winning. In fact it feels like the biggest slap in the face. If Taker’s streak had to end it should of been to someone young, but already established just needs that extra push to make them a star! Not someone like Brock Lesnar, and the fact that The build to the match, or even the match itself wasn’t good, really hurts this the most. There is really no memorable thing here. Yes this mania will always be known for the day The Streak ended, but that’s it. The Build up won’t be remembered and the match won’t be remembered. Just the ending, and to end The Streak like that was the biggest mistake the WWE has ever made. Bigger than the XFL and bigger than The Montreal Screwjob.

WWE Divas Championsip

Vickie Guerrero Invitational

Yet another battle royal, but this one is different. It’s not over the top and its not even elimination. The first Diva to score a pin fall or submission is the Divas Champion. Now I really thought this was going to be a train wreck, but it actually wasn’t. It was pretty good in my opinion! There were some great highlights here tonight such as all the divas ganging up on AJ and Tamina, or Eva Marie pushing Tamina down and even The Bella stare off, but at the end of the match Aj locked Naomi in The Black Widow to force her to tap

Winner – AJ Lee

Rating -6\10: This was a fun match. I thought it was going to be a mess, but surprisingly it wasn’t! The Divas looked good tonight. The one fault in this match is the winner. As much as I love AJ, her time with the belt should of ended tonight. She isn’t over anymore, and she offers nothing more to this reign. I was expecting a Total Diva to walk out with the title. Someone like Natalya, Nikki or Brie Bella or even Summer Rae would of made sense, but it seems WWE wants to hold onto Ms. Lee a bit longer.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match!

Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan

and now it is time for our main event. Orton is out first to a live performance by Rev Theory! than Batista and out last is Bryan. I’m surprised Triple H didn’t come out and announce himself part of the match, but whatever. I gotta say this match was great. Bryan out did himself tonight with Two great matches, but Byran can;t be given all the credit because both Batista and Orton helped. In fact I think we saw those two fight one on one more than we saw Bryan. The match really started to pick up when Bryan had the YES! Lock, locked in on Batista and Triple H and Stephanie McMahon made thier way through the crowd and pulled the referee out! Than sending in rogue ref Scott Armstrong, made it feel it was over for Bryan, but he manged to kick out of The Batista Bomb and even got a good kick onto Armstrong. Bryan than dove out of the ring to take Armstrong, Triple H and even Steph out. The Game seeking retribution pulled out his trust sledgehammer but Bryan was able to get a hold of it and deck HHH with it. After that is where it went downhill for Bryan, as both Orton and Batista worked together to take out Bryan and even hit an amazing combination of The Batista Bomb and RKO through the Spanish Announce Table! Bryan seemed out of it has he was put in a neck brace and began to get stretched to the back, while Batista and Orton battled in the ring. Bryan was able to get out of the stretcher and urge himself back into the match, but paid for it when The Viper Struck. After some great back in forth action between the three, Bryan locked in the YES! Lock for a second time on Batista and forced him to tap out! Gaining him is retribution!

Winner and New WWE World Heavyweight Champion – Daniel Bryan

 

Rating – 9\10: This match was GREAT! Both Byran’s matches tonight could potentially be Match of the Year! As many mistakes as the WWE made tonight at Mania, this was no one of them. They gave Bryan his moment and I may not like the guy, but it is well deserved! At the Wrestlemania were the WWE rushed the Shield, let Cena bet Bray, ended The Streak and aloud Aj to continue her reign, the one thing they did right was give the WWE Universe what the really wanted and that is Daniel Bryan as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion!

Superstar of the Night – Brock Lesnar

Tonight was Daniel Bryan’s night, but Lesnar stole the show tonight! As much as Bryan deserves to be superstar of the night, I just can’t make him it. He accomplished a huge goal tonight. Competed in the best matches and won the World Title Finally! but he didn’t end the streak. 18 men have tried to end The Deadman’s streak and only one could, and even though I hate giving it to him and how pissed I am that The Streak ended that way and it still did. Brock Lesnar did the impossible tonight when he became the first and only man to defeat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, and that is why he is the superstar of the night!

 

 

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