Dean Ambrose challenges WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in a Ladder Match and seven Superstars battle for a WWE World Heavyweight Title Match contract at Money in the Bank.
They dedicated the show to the late Dusty Rhodes at the beginning of the broadcast. We will miss you Dusty.
The Kickoff panel are Renee Young, Byron Saxton, Booker T and Corey Graves.
Renee Young said they would be celebrating the life of Dusty Rhodes tonight. Booker said he spent 23 years of his career with Dusty and said that after his first big singles match in WCW, he returned to the back and Dusty would say, “They ain’t gonna put you on first no more!” Corey Graves noted that Dusty used to say he was “making movies” and said it was an honor to work with him in the NXT office. Saxton said it was amazing to work with him and watch him create.
They aired different Tweets from different WWE personalities about Dusty’s passing.
Booker said tha Dusty was someone that touched him in the heart and he thinks he’s going to miss Dusty most of all.
They showed Tom Phillips grabbing Neville as he entered the Arena. He said that what we saw on Smackdown was that Money in the Bank was designed for him. He said the match is for everything and he’s ready.
They discussed the importance of winning MITB as Booker pointed out that Edge won the first one and that led to him becoming an eleven-time World champion.
They discussed Kevin Owens vs. John Cena and aired a video feature on the rematch.
They then showed Paige’s promo promising to change the Divas division and discussed the Divas championship bout for the PPV.
They showed clips of Ryback hitting the Shellshock on Big Show on this past Monday’s Raw to set up discussion of the WWE Intercontinental championship.
Bakcstage, Jojo interviewed Ryback. Ryback said there are two Big Shows, the world’s largest athlete and the man who’s afraid inside. He said that Show takes Ryback’s success as a personal slight. He said Show is nothing but a bully and Ryback hates bullies. He promised to take Show out.
The announcers discussed the IC title bout.
Backstage, Roman Reigns was preparing for his match. Dean Ambrose showed up. Reigns said the next time they toast, they’ll be doing it as WWE World Heavyweight champion and Money in the Bank holder. Ambrose asked if Reigns was going to give him a head’s up when he cashes in. Reigns said, you already know…you’ll be the first to know. They showed respect to each other.
They aired highlights of the recent developments over the WWE World Heavyweight championship.
They interviewed Stephanie McMahon. She said they were going to honor Rollins’ wishes and there would have no involvement in the main event Ladder Match tonight. She said Rollins knew the risk if he loses and Rollins knows “crystal clear” what that means.
R-Truth vs. Bad News Barrett
Truth did a promo saying they might as well as book him on “Games of Thrones” because after tonight he will be “King Wazzup.” Barrett came out in a terrible new regal costume. He said he had to go to London to get new royal garb because Truth ruined his by wearing it. He said he had to dispatch of them the way he’s going to dispatch of Truth.
Lots of buffering for the Network for me.
Truth had control early on but was nailed with a big lariat. Barrett stomped away on Truth. Barrett whipped Truth into the buckles hard. Barrett cinched in a chinlock but Truth made a comeback and hit a series of kicks. He nailed a sitdown face first suplex. Barrett came back and set up for the Bull Hammer. Barrett went for it but Truth turned it into a crucifix and scored the pin.
Your winner, R-Truth!
Truth celebrated as if he was the new King and took Barrett’s crown. Barrett confronted him so Truth tossed the crown at Barrett and ran away
Announcers: Cole, Lawler, and JBL turned serious to discuss Dusty Rhodes. Cole said Dusty was proud of working with the young talent at the Performance Center in NXT. He then fed to a long-form video package on Dusty’s career. That was a video package.
Back to the studio panel, where Renee Young cried (off-camera) through her transition to the social media lounge.
Social Media Lounge: NXT champion Kevin Owens walked in to talk with Tom Phillips. Owens shot down the idea of having fear going into his re-match against John Cena tonight. After all, he beat him once already. Owens said he’s not being disrespectful to anyone, just speaking the truth. How about a Fight Owens Fight rally towel? Owens mockingly said there’s no way he’s becoming John Cena. He said just because he wants to beat Cena doesn’t mean he wants to be him. Owens pie-faced Phillips on the way out.
Back to the studio panel, where Renee gathered herself to transition to MITB match discussion. Corey Graves narrated a video package on the MITB ladder match, which Renee said will start the PPV.
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The PPV started with virtually the entire locker room and the McMahon Family on-stage to salute Dusty Rhodes. Vince McMahon was at the center standing next to Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and John Cena. Lilian Garcia introduced a 10-bell salute for Dusty Rhodes.
After the silence, the crowd broke into “Dusty, Dusty” chants and Dusty’s “Common Man” theme music played. The NXT crew teared up, Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella clapped along to the music on-stage, Mark Henry smiled, McMahon teared up, and the rest of the locker room had a variety of emotions. No sign of Goldust or Cody Rhodes (Stardust).
Overall, it just seems odd to “turn the page” to a wrestling show while everyone is still in celebration and mourning after the loss of such a huge figure in the wrestling business. But, that’s just how the wrestling business works.
After a MITB video package aired, Lilian Garcia introduced the MITB ladder match starting the PPV. Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry Lawler are on the call tonight.
In-ring: Randy Orton was introduced first for the MITB ladder match. Neville was out second, and Cole described him as the “darkhorse” to win the match. Kane was out third, followed by Dolph Ziggler. New Day’s music then brought out WWE tag champion Kofi Kingston. Sheamus was out sixth, followed by Roman Reigns out last. Reigns emerged through the crowd and carefully made his way down the aisleway to the ringside area. Reigns posed in the corner, then entered the ring for the match to start.
1 — MITB LADDER MATCH — RANDY ORTON vs. NEVILLE vs. ROMAN REIGNS vs. SHEAMUS vs. WWE tag champion KOFI KINGSTON vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER vs. KANE — Winner receives WWE Title shot briefcase
Ziggler quickly tried to win the match so he could go watch the Cavs’s NBA Finals game, but Sheamus cut him off and flung him out of the ring. Sheamus started swinging a ladder around the ring attacking opponents, but Orton cut him off. Reigns then entered the ring and flung around high-flyers Kofi and Neville like ragdolls with powerbombs into a ladder.
Reigns wanted the MITB briefcase, but Kane cut him off and delivered a chokeslam off the ladder. Kane then took an RKO from Orton, who climbed the ladder, but Kofi cut him off. So, Orton dropped Kofi with an RKO. Neville then tried to jump over Orton onto the ladder, but Orton yanked Neville off the ladder and dropped him with a mid-air RKO. The crowd exploded for the latest surprise RKO.
Orton scaled the ladder, but Sheamus met him and cut him off. Sheamus was left alone to climb the ladder, but Ziggler ran back into the ring and cut off Sheamus. Ziggler and Sheamus battled on top of the ladder, Sheamus got his hand on the briefcase, Ziggler cut him off, and Ziggler hopped over Sheamus onto his back to drop him with a modified Zig-Zag. Suddenly, Neville was on the top turnbuckle to nail the Red Arrow on Sheamus. Loud “NXT” chant as everyone sold in the ring.
Suddenly, Reigns returned to the ring and dropped Kane with a Superman Punch. Reigns did not have a ladder available to climb, so he saw a pile of bodies on the outside and decided to fly over the top rope with a big splash. Reigns sold an injury after the move, then WWE tag champs Big E. and Xavier Woods came down to ringside to grab Kofi and roll him back into the ring. Kofi set up a ladder as his teammates encouraged him to hurry up the ladder. “New … Day Sucks” chant as Kofi slowly climbed. But, Reigns suddenly took out Big E. and Xavier with a double foot dropkick. Reigns returned to the ring, grabbed Kofi, and eventually pulled him off the ladder into a powerbomb over the top rope onto another pile of bodies.
Reigns and Orton then found themselves in the ring. Reigns avoided an RKO, then dropped Orton with a spear. Reigns started to climb the ladder (to some boos), but the Bray Wyatt theme suddenly played. As Ben Tucker noted live at the building, a husky, shadowy figure went under the ring during pre-match intros. Back live, Bray was in the ring to cut off Reigns and drop Reigns with Sister Abigail to cheers from the vocal makes. Bray, sporting his butcher vest, left the ring. The only man standing was Sheamus, who set up a ladder in the ring. As the crowd booed, Sheamus climbed the ladder and got his hands on the case, but Neville cut him off. Sheamus blocked Neville, though, and threw him down to the mat by the hair. Sheamus then reached up and unhooked the briefcase to win.
WINNER: Sheamus at 20:50 to win MITB.
Backstage: Paige talked about needing to be the one, strong voice for the Divas division going up against The Bellas. She said taking away the Divas Title means taking away the Bellas’s influence.
In-ring: Nikki Bella was introduced by herself for the Divas Title match. Paige was out next for her latest title challenge.
2 — Divas champion NIKKI BELLA vs. PAIGE — Divas Title match
but she fought back with repeated forearms. Nikki shook off the attack and went back to a mat hold trying to wear down the challenger. But, Paige held on and refused to give up. She then turned the tables with a submission of her own, but Nikki reached the ropes for a break.
Paige started to go for the PTO, but Nikki kicked free. Nikki followed with a step-up kick out of the corner, but couldn’t get the win. Suddenly, Paige hit the Ram-Paige and the crowd thought the match was over, but Nikki kicked out of a pin. They then set up a top-rope spot and both Divas fell to the outside. On the outside, Nikki and Brie did the switcher-oo. Paige then scooped up Brie, thinking it was Nikki, and Brie went for a roll-up, only to have Paige reverse into a three count for the win.
Or, so Paige thought. Brie identified herself as a cheater trying to pull the switch on Paige. So, instead of ignoring Brie’s admission and following through with the initial ruling for Paige or calling a DQ for blatant cheating, the ref decided to wave off his three count. So, the match continued. Nikki then blindsided Paige and hit the Rack Attack for the win.
WINNER: Paige initially at 10:27, Nikki official result at 11:18 to retain the Divas Title.
Next out was The Miz, who was not dressed to wrestle. Or for regular activity. Miz, dressed in his goofy Hollywood get-up, did the big set-up by first shouting out to Ohio before saying he left this place. Miz said if you don’t live in Hollywood or New York, you don’t count.
In-ring: Big Show was introduced first as the IC Title challenger. Ryback was out next to defend the title.
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3 — IC champion RYBACK vs. BIG SHOW — Intercontinental Title match
Before the match started, WWE replayed Ryback giving Big Show the Shell-Shock on Raw. Essentially, that’s the pay-off tonight, as well. As soon as the bell sounded, Ryback intercepted a charging Big Show with a big spear. Ryback wanted the meat-hook clothesline, and he connected. This is moving quickly. Ryback then wanted Shell-Shock, but Show blocked, only to take a clothesline over the top rope to the floor. Ryback followed up on the outside by tossing around Miz and chucking him over the announce table.
But, back in the ring, Show cut off Ryback to end his hot start. That was like a big five-run first inning answered by a grand slam. Show followed up with power offense and chops to the chest. Ryback came back with a big vertical suplex and then a running splash, but Show kicked out of a pin. Ryback wanted the Meathook clothesline again, but Show intercepted with a chokeslam for a two count.
Show wanted the KO Punch at 5:00, but Ryback ducked and tried Shell-Shock again, but Show landed a right hand to the mouth. It knocked Ryback out of the ring, though, so Show could not follow up with a cover. Show rolled Ryback back into the ring, then Miz suddenly attacked Big Show with a mic, causing the bell to sound. Miz also attacked Ryback on the way out of the ring. Cole said the match was thrown out via DQ. Show was then officially announced as the winner.
WINNER: Show via DQ at 5:28; Ryback retained the IC Title.
Raw plug: Machine Gun Kelly guest-stars on Raw tomorrow night from Cleveland.
Tough Enough plug: Cole, Lawler, and JBL hyped the Final 13 contestants determined.
Video Package: John Cena vs. Kevin Owens II.
In-ring: NXT champion Kevin Owens was introduced to the ring to a loud ovation from the vocal males. Lots of KO signs and merchandise in the crowd, including WWE finding one kid in the John Cena Fan age range wearing Owens merch. Owens’s music stopped, then a loud “Fight Owens Fight” chant broke out. Dramatic Cena Pause, then John Cena’s music played to mainly boos. Cena bounced out on-stage to the “John Cena Suuuuucks” sing-song from the Owens Fans. Cena shouted toward the on-stage camera that this has a “big-fight feel” to it, then he stormed the ring to square off with Owens.
4 — U.S. champion JOHN CENA vs. NXT champion KEVIN OWENS — Champion vs. Champion non-title re-match from Elimination Chamber two weeks ago
Cena opened things up with a shoulder tackle, putting Owens on the mat for a second. Owens came back to his feet, circled the ring, and responded with a shoulder tackle. An “NXT” chant broke out, which is always funny to hear when The Big Company owns the Favored Little Brand. Lots of noise from the crowd, then Cena smashed Owens in the face with a clothesline. Cole pointed out Owens’s nasal issues, but Owens responded with a dropkick to take control of the match.
Owens settled on a reverse chinlock, Cena came to his feet, and Cena suddenly broke free into a dropkick. Cena went for his usual offensive attack combination, but Owens countered the sit-out slam with a hip toss takeover, popping the crowd. Owens then did Cena’s offensive attack and hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle. But, Cena responded with the STF on a cocky Owens. Owens kicked away, then teased the AA, but Cena avoided and hit a reverse facebuster for a two count. Deep breaths at 5:30.
Owens came to his feet first and teased a pop-up powerbomb, but Cena avoided and hit a sit-out slam into his own Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena tried the AA, but Owens countered with a release German Suplex into the corner. So, Owens delivered a running cannonball splash, but Cena kicked out of a pin. Owens thought over his next move, then dragged Cena to the corner. Red Arrow? Actually, a Swanton Bomb attempt, but Cena got his knees up to block. Owens sold immense back pain as Cena recovered across the ring.
Reset at 9:30 with Lawler pointed out that Cena appears to respect Owens. Cena then wanted the AA, and he connected. But, Owens kicked out of Cena’s finisher again. Cena got hot at ref Mike Chioda, saying he thought it was three. A very heated exchange uncharacteristic for Cena’s character. The crowd got on Cena, playing along with Cena losing his cool. The announcers talked about Owens being able to get under Cena’s skin two matches in.
Cena tried a top-rope move, but Owens blocked, then spun Cena around into a sit-out powerbomb. But, Cena kicked out of a pin. Both men sold on the mat as the crowd expressed their appreciation for the match. Owens was the first man to his feet looking to end Cena.
Cena wanted a top-rope guillotine, but Owens avoided and hit a double-underhook modified Package Piledriver for another two count. Both men recovered as the “Let’s Go Cena / Fight Owens Fight” dueling chant broke out. Owens then went for his two-step top-rope moonsault, but Cena avoided. And, Cena scooped up Owens for another AA. And, Owens kicked out again. Cena could only sit on the mat, stunned by Owens kicking out again.
They came to the point in Match #1 where it seemed like a stalemate with neither man able to win. Cena then re-positioned Owens in the corner before hosting his body onto the top turnbuckle. Cena wanted a superplex, but Owens countered with a mid-air vertical suplex. Cole freaked out for the top-rope counter, then Cena kicked out again.
Reset at 16:30. Owens walked toward Cena, who suddenly sprung on him with the STF in the middle of the ring. But, Owens grabbed the rope for a break. Cena tried to hang on, nearly getting himself DQ’ed. Cena suddenly found himself on Owens’s back, where he found his balance against the ropes and snapped off sort of a modified Styles Clash (without the neck tuck). But, Owens kicked out again. Owens then came right back with the pop-up powerbomb, but Cena kicked out, causing the crowd to lose their minds.
Both men tried to figure out what to do next as they came to their feet. Owens told Cena to give up and just stay down. But, Cena pushed off to the ropes, went for a springboard stunner, and didn’t quite get it, just moving Cena a little. But, Cena followed right up with the AA. And Cena covered Owens for the pin.
Post-match, the announcers put over both men as WWE went to crowd shots of happy Cena fans and frustrated Owens fans. Cena received his U.S. Title belt, then waited for Owens to get up. Cena approached Owens from behind with a look of respect on his face. Cena told Owens to look around the arena as the crowd applauded. He told Owens that he belongs right here in front of all this. Cena grabbed the NXT Title and handed it over to Owens. “Champion to real champion,” Cena said. He extended his hand. Owens shook.
Cena then raised Owens’s arm in the air, only to have Owens kick Cena in the gut. The vocal males popped. Owens then scooped up Cena and gave him a powerbomb on the ring apron. Owens freaked out as drool spilled out of his mouth. “Yes!” shouts from the vocal males mixed with boos. Refs then spilled out to check on Cena. Back in the ring, Owens picked up the U.S. Title belt and left with both titles. Owens laughed maniacally as he held up both title belts, then he chucked the U.S. Title toward Cena. Cole said they just witnessed one of the most incredible matches ever, then Owens threw away all of the respect from Cena. After a replay of the post-match attack, they returned to Owens laughing like a crazy-man and Cena selling an ankle injury, unable to put weight on his right ankle.
WINNER: Cena at 19:15 to even the series at 1-1.
Total Divas plug.
Backstage: Renee Young said they will try to get a medical update on John Cena later in the show. She then brought in Dean Ambrose. Renee asked Dean about losing the title belt on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. What am, an animal? Okay, yeah he did lose the belt in New Orleans, but he found it. Dean said sometimes you just have to stand up for yourself and take what’s yours. He said he doesn’t live for paperwork and “official rulings,” so he has decided to stand up for himself and what’s right. And he is the people’s champion, at least tonight. He said it’s just him, Seth Rollins, the title, and a a ladder. Seth vowed to get the payday tonight.
Announcers: Cole, JBL, and Lawler went back to Owens vs. Cena. Cole said it was a classic match, despite the actions by Owens. He said they know Dusty Rhodes would be proud of that match. Lawler said there was no better talker than Dusty. Cole talked about Dusty helping “young talent” learn how to “cut a promo” at the Performance Center.
Cole fed to a video package on Dusty Rhodes that aired on the MITB pre-show. Back in the arena, the crowd was shown applauding and chanting “Dusty, Dusty.” Cole then announced a special on Dusty Rhodes airing Monday night after Raw on WWE Network.
In-ring: Big E.’s voice welcomed out the New Day to defend the WWE Tag Titles. Big E. and Xavier Woods came to the ring, but first for a promo. Xavier said a travesty happened earlier tonight when Kofi Kingston was robbed of MITB. Big E. said cheaters should never win, just like the Ohio St. Buckeyes coming off probation. Big E. said winners win with dignity. And that’s how Kofi needs the power of positivity more than ever. He asked Clap Nation to come to their feet and give Kofi some positivity in the back. But, the “New … Day Sucks” chant broke out instead of “New … Day Rocks.” Xavier said a human being put his life on the line (not to win), but to entertain, and they have the audacity to chant that? Big E. calmed down Xavier, then smiled that Columbus, nor the Prime Time Players, will deter them. Because “New … Day … Rocks,” Xavier said through gritted teeth.
Prime Time Players then came out to challenge New Day for the Tag Titles. Cole noted that Titus played college football at Florida, where the current Ohio St. coach Urban Meyer coached and won National Titles. JBL followed up with a shout-out to John Laurinaitis, whose nephew, James Laurinaitis, played at Ohio State.
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5 — WWE tag champions NEW DAY (BIG E. & XAVIER WOODS) vs. PRIME TIME PLAYERS (TITUS O’NEIL & DARREN YOUNG) — WWE Tag Title match
New Day opened things up by stomping a mudhole in D-Young in the corner. Xavier with a casual pin using his boot to the chest for a one count. Big E. then tagged in to deliver a big running splash to Young for another nearfall.
New Day opened things up by stomping a mudhole in D-Young in the corner. Xavier with a casual pin using his boot to the chest for a one count. Big E. then tagged in to deliver a big running splash to Young for another nearfall. Just complete domination of D-Young through the first five minutes. Titus finally got a tag and ran over Xavier, then Big E., then Xavier again. Titus chucked Xavier across the ring, then hit a big corner splash, and followed with the Monty Brown Pounce for a two count.
Chaos in the ring until Titus planted Xavier in the ring with an emphatic turnaround spinebuster. Titus covered and it was good for the pin and the win. The crowd was surprised, not thinking it would be the finish. The Players then celebrated with the belts in the crowd.
WINNERS: Prime Time Players at 5:48 to capture the WWE Tag Titles
Pre-Show Panel: Renee and Co. tried to muster excitement for the Tag Title change, then talked up Owens vs. Cena before focusing on Rollins vs. Ambrose for the WWE Title. Renee then went back to the opening PPV match when Sheamus won the MITB briefcase. Also during that match, Roman Reigns was poised to win, but Bray Wyatt cost Reigns the match and a future title shot.
Announcement: Cole said it will be Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt in five weeks at the Battleground PPV.
Video Package: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose title feud leading to tonight’s main event.
Backstage: WWE World Hvt. champion Seth Rollins took his final walk down the hallway. Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury, who beat Rollins on Raw, hung out in the background. Kane then walked in and laughed at Seth’s plight, saying he dug his own grave and now he has to lie in it. Seth walked up toward Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Steph said no pressure but the entire fate of the company is on his shoulders. Okay boss. Hunter told Seth to forget all of this and just show them why he picked Seth to be WWE World champion. Hunter’s motivational speech fired up Seth, who took a deep breath and marched down the hallway.
In-ring: The WWE World Title belt was shown hanging above the ring as Lilian Garcia announced the rules. She said the first wrestler to climb the ladder and retrieve the title will be declared the winner and WWE World Hvt. champion. After a pause, Dean Ambrose’s music played to bring out Ambrose to a Superstar reaction. He has everyone on-board right now. Dean walked underneath a ladder in the middle of the entranceway, then entered the ring. Dean took a moment to pause and contemplate the match before Seth Rollins’s music played to bring out the WWE World champion by himself.
Once both men were in the ring, Lilian handled formal ring introductions as champion and challenger had a mid-ring stare down. Cue the bell at 10:19 p.m. EST, giving them tons of time for the match (and potential post-match).
6 — WWE World Hvt. champion SETH ROLLINS vs. DEAN AMBROSE — WWE World Title ladder match
Ambrose was all over Rollins early on, working him over. They went back and forth until Rollins drilled Ambrose through the ropes to the floor and slammed him on the floor. Rollins ran him into the ringsteps. Rollins walked around the ring to go for a ladder but Ambrose nailed a tope to the outside. They battled in the aisle.
Ambrose grabbed a ladder and brought it towards the ring but Rollins nailed him from behind. He whipped Dean into it but Ambrosed reversed the whip on the floor. Rollins leapt up and landed on the ladder, then climbed it into the ring. He tried to pull it into the ring but Ambrose climbed it. Rollins shoved the ladder down on him. Rollins went for a dive but Ambrose nailed him with the ladder as he went through the ropes.
Dean brought the ladder into the ring and positioned it so he could retrieve the WWE World Heavyweight championship belt. He went to the top. Rollins followed. They battled on the ladder and pulled each other down. Ambrose nailed Rollins and placed the ladder in the corner. They battled back and forth over a suplex near the ladder and finally Dean nailed it, dropping Rollins hard across the steel.
Ambrose picked up and slammed Rollins in the center of the ring, then opened the ladder in the corner. He kicked Seth down, then went to the top and nailed a Bionic Elbow off the ladder in honor of Dusty Rhodes. Rollins was sent to the floor. Ambrose tried to climb the ladder but Rollins returned with a steel chair and attacked Dean’s legs.
Rollins continued the assault on Ambrose’s legs, driving a ladder into his knee. Rollins kept beating him, asking him how he’s going to climb with one leg. Ambrose grabbed him in the corner and nailed him, but Rollins pulled him down and slammed his knee into the ringpost, then locked a ringpost figure four leglock. Rollins returned to the ring and locked in another figure four leglock. Ambrose did the old spot Dusty used to do with Ric Flair where he fought to reverse the move and finally turned it.
Rollins tied Ambrose to the tree of woe and stomped away at him. Rollins pulled another chair out from under the ring. He beat Ambrose then set up the ladder. Dean came to life as Rollins climbed the ladder. Dean, on one leg, was able to shove over the ladder, sending Rollins to fall off and nail the ropes. Ambrose began working over Rollins with right hands but was kicked off and nailed with the ladder. Seth trapped his knee inside the ladder and began beating it with a steel chair.
Rollins went to the top but Ambrose tossed a chair at him. Ambrose pulled himself up and went for a suplex. Seth beat his leg so Dean slipped off the ropes. Dean nailed Seth, who crotched himselg on the top rope. Ambrose leapt off the middle turnbuckle and nailed a clothesline on Rollins, who was sitting on the rope. Ambrose came to life and cleaned house, even nailing the Cactus Clothesline over the top to the floor.
Rollins tried to escape up the aisle but Dean brought him back. Dean avoided a ladder being tossed at him and killed Rollins with an awesome rebound lariat. He went for Dirty Deeds but Rollins tried to escape. Dean went after him. That made NO sense since if Rollins had run off, Dean could have just grabbed the belt. They brawled into the crowd. Dean was laid out and Rollins rushed back to get the belt.
Rollins rushed to pull a ladder out but was exhausted. Ambrose returned to the fray diving off the announcer’s table to attack Seth. He bridged a ladder between the announcers’ table and the ring apron. Seth tried to powerbomb Dean over the top onto the ladder. Dean stopped him and backdropped him over the top to the ladder. Ambrose tried to lift the ladder in the ring but was spent. He finally muscled it up and set it.
Ambrose tried to climb up but Rollins grabbed him. They tumbled over the ropes to the floor. Ambrose nailed a clothesline onto Rollins and they spilled over the Spanish Announcers’ table. They battled atop the table until Ambrose nailed Dirty Deeds on the table.
They made their way back to the ring. They each battled over the ladder. Rollins nailed the Pedigree. Rollins spent a long time climbing up but Ambrose recovered and tried to get Seth. Seth kicked him off and charged him but Dean tossed him out of the ring. Dean tried to get to the ladder but was pulled out and run into the ladder on the floor, then hit with a running powerbomb into the barricade. He grabbed Dean and nailed another one on the other side.
Rollins went under the ring and pulled out a bunch of ladder and chairs. Ambrose was nailed with a sit-down powerbomb down rudely on the pile. Rollins flipped a ladder down on Dean, then tossed a ton of steel chairs down atop of the pile, burying Ambrose.
Rollins climbed up but Ambrose somehow returned. Rollins had his hand on the title but Dean pushed past. They battled and pulled at the belt and both crashed down but when they landed, Dean lost his grip and Seth landed holding the belt.
The winner and still WWE World Heavyweight champion, Seth Rollins!
Seth Rollins celebrated in the aisle as Triple H came out to congratulate him and raise his arm.
Jojo interviewed Rollins. He said “I told you so” and said that nobody can hang with him. He said he’s the best WWE has to offer and he’s the greatest WWE World Heavyweight champion of all time.