We start off tonight’s show with Bray Wyatt. He says last Monday, Ryback stood toe to toe with fate and won. Under that muscle made façade, there lies an Achilles heel. He will make an example of you and I will show you that a Garden of Eden does not exist. You will scratch and itch, but your wounds will fester. You will scratch and he will arrive. I will turn your dreams into nightmares. He tells Ryback to resist the itch . . . and RUN.
We are in Evansville, Indiana and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Jerry Lawler, and Byron Saxton.
WWE SmackDown Results – May 14,2015
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring and we see what happened at the end of Raw.
Dean says he works best alone. He fights alone. He drinks alone. It felt good on Monday to be standing all alone in the ring on Monday. He will be alone on Sunday at Payback. When the bell rings, it will be every man for himself.
You have Seth Rollins, that little chicken weasel troll with his Lollipop Guild Goon Squad. We have Randy Orton, who last we saw ate a spear from Roman Reigns. And there is Roman Reigns.
He hit Dirty Deeds on his best friend in the world. He didn’t plan on it. It was in the heat of battle. Dean says that he has one thing to say to Roman before Sunday.
Before Dean can say anything, Roman’s music plays and he makes his way through the crowd to the ring.
Dean tells Roman he knows he is not getting an apology.
Roman moves closer to Dean and he says he wouldn’t expect one. Dean did what he thought he would do. Dean pulled the trigger and hit him with Dirty Deeds. One time. That is all you get. At Payback, it is his time to get payback. Tonight, they are brothers, but on Sunday he is bringing the big guns. He tells Dean he hopes he does the same.
Roman offers his hand to Dean and Dean thinks about it.
Before he can do anything, Kane’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. Kane says he hates to break up their moment. As Director of Operations, they should be less concerned with winning the Slammy for Best Bromance and they should be concerned about their match at Payback and even making it to Payback.
Dean asks Kane if he should be concerned because of what Triple H told Kane about making sure that Seth leaves Payback as champion or he is out of a job. Dean says technically, this could be the last time we see Corporate Kane.
Kane says he is not concerned because on Monday, he will still be employed. He will deal with Roman later. Dean has a match because that is what is best for business. Dean will face Sheamus and that match starts right . . .
Dean anticipates that Kane will say ‘NOW’ because that is the only way he can do things. He tells Sheamus to get to the ring if he is done French braiding his beard.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Dean Ambrose
They lock up and they go into the corner and against the ropes. They lock up again and go to a stalemate. They lock up one more time and Dean with a wrist lock into a hammer lock. Ambrose with a clean break when Sheamus gets to the ropes. Sheamus with a side head lock and take down. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle but Dean with a drop toe hold. Dean works on the legs and he pulls on Sheamus’ hair to get to Sheamus’ face. Dean uses Sheamus’ arm for a chin lock and he kicks Sheamus in the back.
Dean runs his forearm across the face but Sheamus with a European uppercut. Sheamus with a slam and he kicks Dean in the back. Dean with punches to Sheamus but Sheamus with a kick. Sheamus runs is forearm across the bridge of the nose. Dean with a flying forearm and he punches Sheamus but Sheamus pushes him off.
Dean runs into a boot but he moves when Sheamus charges into the corner. Dean with a forearm and bulldog. Dean with chops and punches but Sheamus throws Dean over the top rope. Dean lands on the apron. Dean with elbows to stop Sheamus’ attempt to connect with the forearms across the chest. Sheamus with a knee to the head to knock Dean off the apron.
Sheamus sends Dean into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Dean with elbows but Sheamus tries for the cloverleaf. Dean with head butts and he tries for a kick but Sheamus blocks it and takes Dean down with a leg sweep. Sheamus with a Cloverleaf but Dean fights to get to the ropes and Sheamus has to release the hold. Sheamus with a kick to Dean and he gets him on his back for White Noise but Dean with a sunset flip for a near fall.
Sheamus hits White Noise on Dean and then Sheamus backs into the corner to pound his chest as he prepares for the Brogue Kick but Dean rolls to the floor. Sheamus follows Dean to the floor and Sheamus tries to send Dean back into the ring but he rolls around on the apron and hits a clothesline.
Dean kicks Sheamus into the ringside barrier and then Dean goes for a suicide dive but Sheamus with a forearm. Dean clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope and then Dean is successful with a suicide dive and Sheamus hits the ringside barrier. Dean goes up top but Sheamus moves and Dean rolls through. Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
Sheamus punches Ambrose but Ambrose with forearms. Sheamus with a back elbow and Dean bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline. Dean goes to the apron and then he goes up top. Sheamus punches Dean and sets for a power slam from the turnbuckles but Dean gets to the mat and he pulls Sheamus off the turnbuckles, but Sheamus hits the ring post with his head and Dean with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
We see Kane in the office and Seth Rollins enters with Joey and Jamie. Seth says he has a question for Kane. First, he reminds Kane what Triple H said about Kane’s job security. Seth says there is a rumor that Kane is not sure if he is going to help Seth on Sunday. Seth reminds Kane that he makes a lot as Director of Operations.
Kane says he is not worried because he is set for life since he saved his money. He does not need the paycheck.
Seth tells Kane that he NEEDS to do the right thing.
Kane says he is struggling with what the right thing is. He might not know what the right thing is until he is at ringside on Sunday. He tells everyone he has to get ready for his match.
Seth wishes Kane luck and Kane tells Seth good luck in your match with Ryback.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rusev and Lana make their way to the ring.
We see footage of Lana embracing the fans and Rusev stopping her.
Rusev tells Lana to read the prepared statement while the crowd chants ‘USA’
Rusev says the woman wants to talk so he tells everyone to shut up.
Lana says last week on Raw, I betrayed my country by partaking in your perverse Western customs. She let these false ideologies to corrupt her loyalty and dedication to the Russian federation and its long standing traditions. She says she begs the forgiveness of her family, Mother Russia, and especially the Super Athlete and America’s only true Champion Rusev.
Lana is told to hold the flag in the corner while Rusev speaks.
Rusev says that on Raw, John Cena showed why he will lose at Payback. You are not prepared and you lack focus.
We see footage from the end of the match on Raw between John Cena and Neville.
Rusev says there is no need to say USA. He knows what John Cena was thinking when he was in the Accolade. You were thinking I QUIT before you passed out. The only difference between Raw and Payback is that the people will hear you say the words ‘I Quit’. Rusev plays a loop of John Cena saying ‘I Quit’
Rusev yells something in Bulgarian and the Russian flag drops.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Ryback. She asks Ryback if he can focus on Seth Rollins knowing that Bray Wyatt will be coming after him.
Ryback says tonight is huge. Going out there and defeating the WWE Champion Seth Rollins can earn him a future title opportunity. He will not take anything for granted. His message is simple. Start full . . . end empty. Leave everything out in the ring. As far as Wyatt goes, he gets it. He looks like a meathead. He says he is no dummy. On Raw, the Eater of Worlds came face to face with a Meathook. He will take care of things on Sunday. Tonight, he takes care of Seth Rollins and the Big Guy is hungry. That means FEED ME MORE.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at some of the Tough Enough submissions.
Seth Rollins comes to the ring and he says in case you missed what happened on Monday night, let’s all take a look. We see footage of the attack of Seth Rollins by his three opponents at Payback.
Seth says he hopes you all enjoyed that because that is the last time you will ever see anything like that happen to him. It is not going to happen Sunday at Payback. In a Fatal Four Way Match, it will be every man for himself. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Randy Orton are just as cutthroat as he is. That is what is going to happen. He will cut your throat and then pick up the pieces. With his security, superior ability and acumen, and the Director of Operations in his corner, he will emerge victorious.
As for tonight’s roadblock Ryback . . .
Ryback’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring, but he is given a POUNCE by Bray Wyatt, who is waiting for him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the referee checks on Ryback to see if he can wrestle. Ryback says he is okay and the match starts.
Match Number Two: Seth Rollins (with Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury) versus Ryback
Rollins throws his shirt at Ryback and he kicks Ryback in the corner. Rollins with punches to the head as Ryback struggles to stay on his feet. Rollins tries for a suplex but Ryback blocks it and he tries for a delayed vertical suplex but Rollins with knees to get out of the hold. Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins with a Harley Race knee to the back and Ryback goes to the floor.
Mercury and Noble attack Ryback on the floor and the referee does nothing about it. Ryback struggles to get back into the ring and he makes it back in at nine. Rollins with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Rollins punches Ryback and Ryback punches back. Ryback with a Thesz Press and he slams Rollins’ head into the mat. Rollins with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Rollins with another near fall.
Rollins with a front face lock. Ryback powers out of the front face lock and he sends Rollins across the ring. Ryback with a back body drop to Rollins and he avoids a splash into the corner. Rollins gets his boot up for Ryback but Ryback catches Rollins and hits a tilt-a-whirl power slam but both men are down.
Ryback and Rollins get back to their feet at the same time and Ryback with a shoulder tackle or two. Ryback with a spinebuster and he gets a near fall. Mercury distracts Ryback but it does not help Rollins. Ryback with a clothesline and he gets Rollins on his shoulders for the marching muscle buster. Noble distracts the referee and Rollins with a rake of the eyes and then he goes up top for the knee to the temple. Rollins with a super kick but he does not cover him. Rollins hits a second super kick and he gets the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
We go to commercial.
The announcers talk about some of the matches on Payback.
We go to the back where Renee Young is with Tamina Snuka and Naomi. Renee asks Naomi about seeing a different side from her over the last month and we see some video of her change in attitude.
Renee asks what caused this change. Naomi says they are tired of being overlooked. She has been here for years and she is the best athlete in the Divas Division. Tamina is a powerhouse. Naomi says that she has been given ‘this’ and ‘this’ and together that makes nothing. They are sick of walking around here empty handed. Opportunities are not given to girls like her so they are taking it.
Tamina says they are taking over.
Naomi says Nikki is as fake as they come. Brie is nothing. She is a quitter, just like her pathetic husband. Sometimes a good girl got to be bad to get something done.
Xavier Woods says that Tyson Kidd and Cesaro are cheaters. Out of the kindness within their souls, they will give them a second chance at Tag Team Gold on Sunday in a two out of three falls match.
Big E says that Tyson and Cesaro are bad people. They do not recycle. They double dip. When they go to the movies, they get one ticket and see two movies.
Kofi says there is some good news. You do not have to be like Cesaro. You do not have to be like Tyson Kidd. You can choose to be like the New Day. They are the change you need to see in this world. Xavier wants everyone to sing with them tonight and at Payback.
Match Number Three: Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods and Big E) versus Tyson Kidd (with Cesaro and Natalya)
Kidd with a waist lock but Kofi with an elbow and forearm followed by a kick to the midsection. Kidd blocks a punch and connects with a punch of his own. Kofi with an inverted suplex into a quarter nelson and chin lock. Kofi goes to the floor and Kidd with a baseball slide. Kidd with a tope con hilo and he rolls Kofi back into the ring.
Kidd gets a near fall. Big E gets on the apron and Ceasro pulls him off and clotheslines him. Woods gets on the apron and Natalya grabs his leg and Kidd with an enzuigiri. Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Kidd blocks it and he puts Kofi in the Sharpshooter. Kofi tries to get to the ropes but he cannot get there and he taps out.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
Tom mentions the addition of the Elimination Chamber to the pay per view schedule on May 31st, exclusively on the WWE Network.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Daniel Bryan’s comments about his career and the status of the Intercontinental Title.
Bo Dallas makes his way to the ring to enlighten the people.
Bo says this past week on Raw, it may have been the last time we saw our beloved Daniel Bryan. Life is not about yes and no. Albert Einstein said in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. It will be difficult with Daniel gone, it is his opportunity to be here for you. Bo says there are five levels of grief and he is here to help you.
First is denial. There is no denying that Daniel Bryan let you all down. The second stage is anger. Anger is good and healthy, especially when you direct your anger at Daniel Bryan letting you down. The third stage is bargaining and you are going to get a bargain on the Daniel Bryan t-shirts now that he is gone. Then there is depression. Depression is what will completely engulf Daniel Bryan when he realizes that people will forget about him. Finally there is acceptance. Bo says he is here to help you accept that Daniel is never coming back.
All you have to do is BOLIEVE.
Match Number Four: Bo Dallas versus Neville
The match is joined in progress and Neville floats over and flips across the ring and hits a cross body for a near fall. We see Wade Barrett at the announce table with the announcers.
Neville with a side head lock and Bo sends Neville to the apron and Bo goes over the top rope when Neville drops down. Neville with a kick to Bo but Bo pulls Neville down on the apron. Bo puts the ring skirt over Neville and he punches him. Bo gets a near fall and then he applies a cravate. Neville with an escape followed by a series of kicks.
Neville with a running kick to the temple followed by a running forearm. Neville with an enzuigiri and Bo goes down. Neville looks around and he goes up top for the Red Arrow and he hits it for the three count.
After the match, Wade Barrett gets on the announce table and he has something to say to his opponent on Sunday. Wade says Neville has nerve to pass himself off as a challenger for the throne. Especially a peasant who comes out week after week in a ridiculous costume. You need some corporal punishment and it will come in a Royal BullHammer.
Rosa and Adam Rose are in the back kissing and Rosa yells at the hot dog for staring at them. Adam calls the hot dog over and he tells Adam his name is Carl. He wants to know when he is getting paid.
Adam says they are here to start a revolution. Carl wants a clarification about being paid. Rose says he is just like the bunny and Rose pushes him down.
Rose says the party is over.
Kane walks through the hallway as we go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Kane versus Roman Reigns
Kane tries to ambush Reigns like he did on Monday but Reigns figures it is coming so he fights back as he comes over the ringside barrier.
Reigns with a head butt and he punches Kane. Kane and Reigns exchange punches. Reigns tries to send Kane into the ring steps but Kane stops him. Reigns with punches and then Kane tries to send Reigns over the announce table, but he sends Reigns to the side of the table and he almost sends Reigns into Lawler.
Kane sends Reigns into the ring steps.
Reigns gets into the ring and the match officially starts. Kane punches Reigns and he sends him to the floor. Kane puts Reigns against the ring post and Kane picks up the ring steps but Reigns moves out of the way. Reigns sends Kane into the ring steps. Reigns with a kendo stick and he hits Kane in the back and legs with it.
Reigns and Kane go back into the ring and Kane kicks Reigns as he re-enters. Kane hits Reigns with the kendo stick while we watch Rollins, Mercury, and Noble watching the match on the monitor.
Kane clotheslines Reigns with the kendo stick and he gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Reigns. Reigns with punches but Kane with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Kane picks up Roman and sends him to the floor. Kane follows and he looks at the announce table and it is time for some spring cleaning.
Kane sets for a choke slam when Reigns turns around and Kane grabs him. Reigns gets on the table to avoid it and he kicks Kane and hits a flying clothesline off the announce table. Reigns slams Kane’s head into the announce table. Reigns with a Juggernaut Broad Jump drop kick to Kane laying on the announce table. Reigns moves the ring steps and he picks them up. Reigns hits Kane in the head with the ring steps and Kane goes down.
Reigns looks under the ring and he brings a table into the ring. Reigns brings a second table into the ring and he sets one up in the corner. Kane returns to the ring and Reigns with an uppercut. Kane with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Kane takes the other table and sets it up in the ring. Kane sets to choke slam Reigns through the table, but Reigns with elbows and head butts. Reigns sets for the Superman punch but Kane catches Reigns by the throat and choke slams him through the table, but Kane can only get a near fall.
Kane signals that it is over and he sets for the tombstone but Reigns escapes and he hits a Superman punch. Kane gets up and Reigns with a spear through the table and Reigns gets the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Renee Young stops by the monitor and she has a few questions for Seth Rollins. She asks how the last match affects his confidence for Payback. Seth says he has never taken anything away from Roman Reigns. Kane is nothing to sneeze at, but it will take a lot more to take the title from him on Sunday. That goes for Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton too.
Renee walks away as Dean Ambrose stops by and he has some cookies. He offers some cookies and then he throws the tray at him and he goes after Rollins. Mercury and Noble hold Ambrose for Rollins but Reigns makes the save and we see Rollins, Mercury, and Noble leave.
Reigns and Ambrose turn around and are face to face. The camera pans down at the cookies that gave their lives for this segment, as well as the title belt.
Roman offers his hand and Dean goes for the hand, but it was only because it was in the way of the title belt. Dean picks up the belt and he puts it on Roman’s shoulder. He tells Roman not to worry, he is taking it on Sunday.
We go to credits.