Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Big Show and Rusev (with Summer Rae) versus Ryback, Randy Orton, Cesaro, and Dolph Ziggler (with Lana)
Ryback and Rusev start things off and they lock up. Rusev with a knee to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back and Ryback with a Thesz press and he sends Rusev’s head to the mat. Cesaro tags in and he punches Rusev in the ribs. Cesaro with a side head lock. Cesaro catches Rusev on a leap frog and Cesaro with a power slam for a near fall. Cesaro with a wrist lock and he tags in Ziggler and Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler tries for a hesitation DDT but Rusev stops him. Rusev avoids a super kick attempt and he takes his time getting back into the ring so Ryback with a running shoulder tackle and we have a staredown that rivals the Sharks and the Jets.
We are back and Big Show stands in the center of the ring while Ziggler punches him and looks very tiny. Show sends Ziggler into the corner but Ziggler with an elbow. Ziggler comes off the turnbuckles into a chop. Show with a Shhhh chop to Ziggler and Ziggler goes down. Show with a slam to Ziggler. Ziggler with kicks and punches. Show with a shoulder tackle. Show grabs Ziggler by the ankle and tags in Owens. Owens punches Ziggler and then he drops Ziggler onto the top rope and hits a back senton for a near fall. Owens mocks Ziggler and kicks him. Owens runs Ziggler into the corner and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus with a suplex throw to Ziggler. Sheamus with a stretch muffler and he elevates Ziggler off the mat. Ziggler with punches to get out of the hold. Ziggler charges at his corner but Sheamus stops him with a uranage back breaker. We are back and Show and Ziggler are back in the match and Show grabs Ziggler by the throat for a choke slam but Ziggler with a kick and a DDT. Rusev tags in and he kicks Ziggler and then Rusev looks at Ziggler’s partners in the match. Rusev kicks Ziggler in the back and chokes him in the ropes. Sheamus gets in a kick and Summer with a slap. Lana with a spear to Summer.
Randy Orton versus Sheamus
Orton goes for the RKO and Sheamus pushes him away and goes to the floor and grabs a mic. Sheamus tells everyone that he does not look stupid. He says you look stupid. Everyone watching looks stupid. Sheamus says you will ‘Respect the Hawk’. Orton trips Sheamus on the announce table and sends him back into the ring and Orton punches Sheamus. Orton with a European uppercut and drop kick. Sheamus goes to the floor again. Sheamus punches Orton on the floor and sends him into the ring post and connects with a clothesline. Sheamus sends Orton back into the ring and he goes up top. Sheamus with a knee drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Sheamus kicks Orton and connects with a boot to the chest. Sheamus with more kicks and he kicks Orton in the leg. Sheamus with a hard Irish whip. Sheamus kicks Orotn in the leg and knee. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker and he holds on to Orton for a second one and he asks if you are not entertained.
Sheamus with a knee to the back and he applies a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows and a head butt. Sheamus with a knee to the midsection and Orton is down again. Sheamus with a knee drop across the head and he chokes Orton. Sheamus kicks Orton in the leg. Sheamus with punches to the midsection. Orton with European uppercuts. Sheamus kicks Orton in the midsection and connects with a back elbow. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Orton punches Sheamus and head butts Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip and a knee lift but Orton with two clotheslines. Orton avoids a clothesline and Sheamus holds on to the ropes while Orton prepares for the power slam. Orton with a back breaker. Orton goes for the IEDDT but Sheamus gets back into the ring and Sheamus tries for the Finlay Slam but Orton gets to his feet and he sends Sheamus over the top rope with an Exploder. Orton with a running clothesline into the corner and he punches Sheamus from the turnbuckles. Sheamus sets for a running power slam and he hits it and gets a near fall.
Earlier today, Randy met some lucky members of the WWE Universe while in New York City for SummerSlam weel. Photos from the signing are now up in the gallery.
Backstage: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have something to say. Roman says when Bray Wyatt talks about family versus family, he sees his family knocking Bray’s family’s teeth down their throat at SummerSlam. Roman says they won’t be talking on Monday because they will be crapping out their teeth. Dean says he has been up all night thinking about painful things they can do. Since they cannot use pliers, a pipe, or a blowtorch without being disqualified. He has to get real creative thinking about how he can torture them. Roman says they picked the wrong family to deal with. Randy Orton shows up and he says that he wants Sheamus and everyone to know that there won’t be any RKOs out of nowhere. You will see it coming. Cesaro stops by and says they are messed up. Cesaro says he just wants to beat Kevin Owens so he can get a new t-shirt . . . Lose Owens Lose. The blowtorch is a nice idea. Dean says different strokes for different folks. The beating they are going to give tonight is just a taste for what you are going to get at SummerSlam.
Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Cesaro versus Sheamus, Luke Harper, Bray Wyatt, and Kevin Owens
Orton and Sheamus start things off and Sheamus turns his back to Orton in the corner and then he turns around and Orton tries for an RKO but Sheamus is able to get away and he goes to the floor and grabs his briefcase as we go to commercial. We are back Owens wants Cesaro in the match. They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and Cesaro tags in and he hits a delayed vertical suplex even with Owens punching Cesaro while holding him in the air. Luke Harper tags in and so does Dean Ambrose. They lock up and Harper misses a punch and Ambrose with the Sting punch and chop combination. Dean with a snap mare and sliding D followed by an elbow drop. Reigns tags in and he punches Harper and gives Harper a snap mare followed by a boot to the head. Reigns with a wrist lock but Harper with a punch and Wyatt tags in and he connects with an uppercut. Wyatt sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and follows with an Irish whip but Reigns comes out of the corner with a clothesline. Cesaro tags in and he punches Wyatt. Cesaro with a European uppercut or two. Wyatt with a head butt and he sends Cesaro into the corner and tags in Harper. Harper with a European uppercut but Cesaro fires back. They go back and forth but Harper with a thrust to the throat. Cesaro goes to the apron and he kicks Owens. Cesaro with a sunset flip for a near fall and then he gets Harper ready for the giant swing. Owens hits Cesaro from behind and then Ambrose has to be held back by the referee so order can be restored. Harper with a boot to Cesaro’s head and Wyatt tags back in. Wyatt with a head butt and then he hits a splash into the corner. Wyatt tags in Sheamus and he gives Cesaro a suplex throw and then Sheamus fixes the Mohawk before he tags in Owens. Owens with a kick to the head and then Cesaro punches Owens while trying to get to his corner.
Randy Orton and Cesaro versus Kevin Owens and Sheamus
Cesaro and Owens start things off and Owens decides to tag in Sheamus before locking up. Orton wants to be tagged in so he can face Sheamus and Cesaro does it. They circle each other and Sheamus goes to the floor to listen to the crowd insult his look and Sheamus tells everyone to respect the ‘hawk’. Sheamus returns to the ring. Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock. Orton with a shoulder tackle or two and then Sheamus goes to the floor. Sheamus returns to the ring and he tags in Owens. Cesaro wants the tag and Owens attacks Orton who takes too much time to make the tag. Orton with a boot and Owens with an Irish whip and Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Cesaro tags in and he hits a delayed vertical suplex. Owens with a knee and punches. Cesaro with a springboard European uppercut and Owens goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with punches and head butts to Sheamus. Sheamus with a Finlay slam and then Owens tags in and hits a back senton for a near fall. Owens knocks Cesaro off the apron and goes with the old timey fighting pose before kicking and punching Orton. Sheamus tags in and he kicks Orton. Sheamus chokes Orton in the ropes. Sheamus with a splash into the corner followed by a running knee lift and he gets a near fall. Owens tags back in and he kicks Orton. Owens with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Owens throws Orton to the floor and then Owens goes to the floor after Orton. Orton with a kick and back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton gets back into the ring and Owens struggles to get back in and Sheamus tags in and he grabs Orton. Orton kicks Sheamus away and Cesaro tags in.
Cesaro with European uppercuts to Sheamus followed by an Irish whip and running European uppercut. Cesaro does it three times and then he hits a series of European uppercuts and ends with a short arm clothesline. Cesaro goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall. Cesaro tries for the giant swing but Sheamus gets to the ropes. Sheamus with a forearm to Cesaro and then he hits a power slam. Sheamus goes up top but he comes off and is met with a European uppercut and Cesaro gets a near fall. Sheamus goes for a back body drop but Cesaro lands on his feet. Cesaro with a kick and he tags in Orton. Sheamus with a forearm to Cesaro and Cesaro kicks Owens off the apron. Orton with an IEDDT to Sheamus and then he looks around and tries for an RKO on Owens but Owens blocks it. Orton with an RKO on Sheamus for the three count
Winners: Randy Orton and Cesaro
Randy Orton’s music plays and he asks Kevin if he has put on weight lately. He praises Cesaro’s glasses. Randy says that if anyone deserves a title shot tonight, it is him.
Seth says that it is not going to happen. Seth says Tom Brady has a better chance of getting a free meal in Seattle than any of you jerkoffs getting a title match. The only thing that matters is what he thinks. He tells everyone that they should get out of his ring.
Triple H’s music plays and he comes out and he says that was an interesting thing for Seth to say when he said that he does not care about what the Authority says.
Seth says that he did not mean it that way.
Hunter says that we are two weeks away from SummerSlam and doctors are telling him that John Cena is 50/50 at best to make it to SummerSlam and that means turmoil for the WWE Championship. That turmoil can create for some great competition. In that ring tonight, there will be a triple threat match. Cesaro, Kevin Owens, and Randy Orton will be in that match. The winner will be in the main event tonight against Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship.
Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. Randy Orton
Owens pushes Cesaro and Orton tries for an RKO on Owens but Owens pushes him away. Owens goes to the floor and Orton with a rollup on Cesaro for a near fall. Cesaro with a baseball slide to the floor and he goes after Owens. Orton comes up behind Owens and clotheslines him. Cesaro sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Cesaro with a sunset flip and then he sets for the giant swing but he goes for a double stomp instead and gets a near fall.
Cesaro with an Irish whip and running European uppercut into the corner. Cesaro with another one and Orton with a t-bone suplex to Cesaro and Owens with a back senton onto Cesaro. Orton with a t-bone suplex to Owens and Kevin goes to the floor. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Cesaro sets for the giant swing on Orton. Owens pulls Cesaro out and sends him into the ring post. Owens drops Orton on the top rope and hits a back senton for a near fall.
Owens kicks Orton and he does the Orton pose. Owens with a forearm followed by an Irish whip but Owens with a clothesline and he does the Orton pose. Orton stomps on the hand and then he stomps on the midsection. Cesaro with a clothesline to Orton and he sends him to the floor. Owens kicks Cesaro to the floor and Cesaro misses a forearm and Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier.
Orton Irish whips Cesaro towards Owens and Cesaro tries to suplex Owens into the crowd but Owens sends Cesaro into the crowd. Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton gets a near fall on Owens. Orton with a suplex to Owens and he gets a near fall. Orton and Cesaro with European uppercuts and Cesaro shows Orton how it is done. Owens with European uppercuts to Cesaro and then Owens sends Cesaro to the floor. Orton with a back breaker to Owens.
Cesaro goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Cesaro with a European uppercut but Orton fires back. They go back and forth until Cesaro gains the advantage. Cesaro with an Irish whip to Orton and Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Cesaro blocks an RKO attempt and counters into the crossface. Orton gets to the apron and then to the floor but Cesaro holds on until the last minute. Owens knocks Cesaro to the floor and Owens with a flip dive onto Orton and Cesaro.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Owens with a back elbow and then he send Cesaro into the ring post. Owens with a cannonball for a near fall. Owens goes to the apron and then he goes up top but Orton stops him and sets for a superplex. Owens with a head butt to send Orton to the mat and Cesaro with a drop kick to Owens. Orton and Cesaro set for a double superplex on Owens. Cesaro gets a near fall but Orton pulls Cesaro off.
Orton punches Cesaro and Cesaro with European uppercuts. Cesaro with the giant swing and then he sets Orton in the Sharpshooter. Orton tries to get to the ropes but Cesaro pulls Orton into the center of the ring. Owens kicks Cesaro into Orton and Owens with a rollup to Cesaro. Owens sends Cesaro to the apron and Orton with a clothesline. Orotn with a power slam and he grabs Owens and Cesaro for a double IEDDT and he hits it.
Orton looks around and he twists to the mat and Cesaro pushes Orton away on an RKO attempt. Owens pulls Orton to the floor and he hits a Fallaway slam that sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Cesaro with a plancha onto Owens. Cesaro with a cross body to Owens and Owens rolls through for a near fall. Cesaro with a springboard European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro puts Owens on the turnbuckles and he punches Owens. Cesaro climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex but Owens drops Cesaro on the top rope and then Owens with a swanton onto Cesaro’s knees.
Cesaro runs into a super kick and then he tries for the pop up power bomb but Cesaro leaps over Owens and Orton with an RKO to Owens and then one to Cesaro for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: While Randy Orton celebrates, we see Seth Rollins watching on the monitor in the Authority’s office.