Date: May 28, 2015
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Jerry Lawler
I’ve been saying this too often lately but it’s the go home show for a pay per view. The big stories going into this Sunday are the two Elimination Chamber matches as well as the World Title match between champion Seth Rollins and challenger Dean Ambrose. They haven’t really had time to put together a great story so I’m assuming tonight is going to have some hard selling. Let’s get to it.
Here’s Dean Ambrose to recap the arrest angle from Raw. Ambrose was sitting in his cell and thought he had one person to call: Roman Reigns. He asked Reigns to buy him some time so he could figure out a way out of the cell.n The help he needed came from WWE’s Youtube channel because it was clear that Rollins shoved the cameraman into him. That was more than enough to clear his name and since he’s been in a lot of metropolitan jails in this country, it only took some pictures and autographs to get a police escort to back to the arena on time. Tonight there’s a rematch of Raw’s tag match, but this Sunday there’s going to be a fight for the finest prize in this industry.
Tyson Kidd/Cesaro vs. Lucha Dragons
The other four teams in the Chamber match are lumberjacks. Cara and Kidd get things going with Tyson bouncing off the ropes (upside down that is) to counter a wristlock into an armdrag to send Cara to the floor. Cesaro comes in off a blind tag for a European uppercut into a German suplex from his partner followed by a half crab to slow Sin down. That goes about as far as a half crab can go so it’s off to Kalisto, who is launched into the air for a hurricanrana, sending Cesaro outside.
Back in and Kalisto tries a springboard cross body, only to be caught in a vertical suplex. Cesaro doesn’t put him down though as he walks Kalisto around the ring, tags Kidd in and points to him for about ten seconds as Kidd goes up top for a cross body. Sin is quickly tagged in to throw Kidd outside for a but Los Matadores throw him back in without doing anything.
Tyson tries a monkey flip but Kalisto dives through Kidd’s legs, lands on his hands and backflips into a headscissors of his own. We take a break and come back with Kalisto fighting out of Cesaro’s chinlock but being thrown to the floor. The Players don’t get in any cheap shots before throwing him back in for a double tag to Kidd and Cara. Tyson makes a blind tag and tosses Sin into the corner for the running European uppercuts. Cara comes back with the La Mistica mat slam for two and Kalisto’s corkscrew crossbody gets the same.
That’s enough flipping for Cesaro as he just muscles Kalisto over with something like a belly to belly, setting up Kidd’s springboard elbow for two more. Kalisto kicks Kidd in the head but Cesaro slides in with a headbutt for the save. Kidd reverses a hurricanrana into the Sharpshooter but Cara springboards in with a clothesline to break it up. Everything breaks down and Cesaro superkicks Kalisto, only to be backdropped onto a bunch of the lumberjacks. With his partner down, Kidd is distracted by Woods, setting up the Salida Del Sol to give Kalisto the pin at 13:19.
Result: Lucha Dragons b. Cesaro/Tyson Kidd – Salida Del Sol to Kidd (13:19)
Rollins runs his mouth to Kane about Ambrose, prompting Noble to go into a story about his aunt hearing voices and being crazy, but her cobbler was good. Kane is looking forward to having fun in the tag match tonight and promises a plan to make sure Rollins has nothing to worry about on Sunday.
R-Truth vs. King Barrett
Barrett kicks him right in the face to start and slugs Truth in the face for two. We’re already in the chinlock before Barrett’s kick to the ribs in the corner gets two more. Back up and Truth ducks the Bull Hammer and hits Little Jimmy for the completely clean pin at 2:26.
Result: R-Truth b. King Barrett – Little Jimmy (2:26)
Sheamus comes out and Brogue Kicks both guys.
We recap Lana and Rusev’s big spat from Monday.
Lana seems sad about having to leave Rusev but she’s happier with Dolph. Rusev comes up and says he doesn’t need to throw another fit because he’s already had his way with Ziggler. Whatever Lana and Dolph do, it doesn’t bother him. If Ziggler has to suffer because of Lana, so be it.
Rusev vs. Ryback
Ryback grabs a waistlock to start but Rusev counters into a headlock. The Bulgarian’s shoulders have no effect so Ryback lifts him up for a delayed vertical suplex for two. Ryback pounds on him with some forearms but a big clothesline changes control. Rusev slowly kicks Ryback around the ring but he gets distracted by a WE WANT LANA chant.
A backdrop sends Rusev to the floor (probably where he injured his leg) but he’s still able to hit the fallaway slam as we go to a break. Back with Rusev limping around before putting on a chinlock. They slug it out and Rusev hobbles from rope to rope. He can put very little weight on it and falls down when trying to slide out of a powerslam. Rusev posts him a few times and that’s a DQ at 11:56.
Result: Ryback b. Rusev via DQ when Rusev sent him into the post (11:56)
Quick recap of Paige vs. Naomi.
Paige vs. Naomi
Naomi throws some leg kicks to start so Paige shoves her into the corner for forearms to the jaw. Some knees to the chest send Naomi to the floor, because THIS IS MY HOUSE! From the floor, Naomi sends the arm into the post and starts working over the arm in the corner. Paige comes back with some clotheslines and a kick to Tamina before catching a cross body in midair and countering it into the Rampaige for the pin at 3:12.
Result: Paige b. Naomi – Rampaige (3:12)
The Bellas come to the stage to pose.
Tough Enough package.
Michael Cole brings Kevin Owens to the ring for a chat. Owens cuts Cole off when he says that Kevin has been in WWE for two years because he’s been around the world for fifteen years. Now he can be on the WWE Network for just $9.99. He knows Cena’s numbers: fifteen World Titles, two Royal Rumble, fifty seven different t-shirt designs and over a thousand ways to suck.
Cole asks about Cena saying Owens has to finish the fight on Sunday so Owens shows us a clip of him destroying Sami Zayn at Takeover last week. If he’ll do that to his best friend, what will he do to John Cena? Just watch Sunday and you’ll see it first hand. After you do that, you’ll see that the champ is here.
Dean Ambrose/Roman Reigns vs. Kane/Seth Rollins
Rematch from Raw. Ambrose passes by Owens on his way to the ring and doesn’t pay him a bit of attention. Rollins gets in a cheap shot on Reigns to start, allowing Kane to get the early advantage. Seth quickly comes in and stomps Roman down in the corner where he sits on his chest for an odd choice of offense. It’s back to Kane who gets suplexed down for the tag to Ambrose as we’re still in the first minute.
Reigns and Ambrose chases them to the floor and we take a break. Back with Rollins tagging in Kane to keep Ambrose in trouble. We hit the nerve hold on Ambrose for a bit before Kane pulls him off the middle rope for a big crash. Dean gets beaten down in the corner even more and Rollins hits a running back elbow for two. Back to the reverse chinlock for a bit until Dean fights back and takes out the Stooges, only to have to break up a Rollins superplex attempt.
A tornado DDT plants Kane and that’s enough for the hot tag to Reigns. Kane blocks a Superman Punch but Dean takes him down with the standing top rope elbow. A rollup by Rollins is countered into a powerbomb but Seth slips out, only to eat the Superman Punch, drawing in the Stooges for the DQ at 12:03.
Result: Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose b. Kane/Seth Rollins via DQ when Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury interfered (12:03)
Ambrose and Reigns clean house until the New Day comes out to beat on Ambrose, only to have Reigns hit his big over the top rope dive to take everyone out. Woods eats Dirty Deeds and Kofi gets Superman Punched out of the air. Kane and Rollins get back in though and Rollins Pedigrees Ambrose to end the show.
Lucha Dragons b. Cesaro/Tyson Kidd – Salida Del Sol to Kidd
R-Truth b. King Barrett – Little Jimmy
Ryback b. Rusev via DQ when Rusev sent Ryback into the post
Paige b. Naomi – Rampaige
Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose b. Kane/Seth Rollins via DQ when Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble interfered
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