Backstage: Seth Rollins is walking in the back and he is shocked to see Kane here because he says that Kane is suspended.
Kane reminds Seth that he was only suspended for Raw.
Seth brings up that this will be Kane’s last Smackdown as the Director of Operations after he beats Demon Kane at Hell in a Cell. He tells Kane to make this a good one.
Kane says that this could be Seth’s last Smackdown as World Champion so why not let the WWE Universe see the man in action one more time.
Seth says he proved it to Shawn Michaels on Raw and he will do it tonight. He asks Kane who his opponent is.
Kane says that he will find out when he gets to the ring. He tells Seth not to feign an injury like on Raw because who knows who might be there to stop him.
Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro
They lock up and Cesaro with a waist lock take down and he floats over and then picks up Cesaro with a Karelin lift into a dead lift Side Salto. Cesaro with a crossface but Rollins is able to escape and get to the floor.
We see Stardust sitting in the crowd with Konnor and Viktor standing behind him as he holds up ‘Stardust Section’ signs.
Seth takes his title belt and starts to walk to the back and the referee makes his count. Seth thinks about it and he gets back into the ring. Cesaro with a running European uppercut and follows with three Irish whips and running European uppercuts. Cesaro with a drop kick and then he takes Rollins down and sets for the Giant Swing but Rollins gets to the ropes and apron.
Rollins goes up the ramp but Cesaro follows after him. Rollins sends Cesaro into the ringside barrier and then into the ring steps shoulder first. We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a springboard knee to the temple for a near fall. Rollins with kicks to Cesaro in the corner. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner. Rollins mocks Cesaro and he charges into the corner. Cesaro sends Rollins to the top turnbuckle and Cesaro with a drop kick to send Rollins to the floor.
Cesaro with a running European uppercut and the momentum sends them both into the crowd. Cesaro rolls Rollins back in and Cesaro goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Cesaro gets distracted by Stardust and Rollins with a shoulder. Rollins goes for a slingshot sunset flip but Cesaro rolls through and tries for the giant swing again. Rollins holds on to the ropes. Cesaro pulls Rollins up and he lands on his feet and hits an enzuigiri that staggers Cesaro.
Rollins with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Rollins goes up top but Cesaro moves to avoid the knee and Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro with a crossface but Rollins tries to get to the ropes and Cesaro rolls into the center of the ring. Rollins is able to crawl to get his feet under the ropes.
Cesaro sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and he sets for the Gorilla superplex but Rollins lands on his feet and he drops Cesaro from the turnbuckles. Rollins with a Pedigree for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he wants his music to be stopped. He says that Kane made an idiot of the fools in Human Resources but Kane is not fooling him. This Corporate Kane persona is not the real Kane. It is a cover for the Demon Kane. Seth wants Kane to come out and admit this to the world. Kane does not come out and Seth says that is exactly what he thought. Kane comes out on crutches and Seth thanks him for gracing them with his presence. He wants Kane to admit the truth.
Kane apologizes and he says that he needed a little more time. He says he was overjoyed to return to his job as Director of Operations. He looked past Seth being a paranoid, spoiled brat with a smile on his face. That smile came off his face when Seth tried to injure him again and stomp on his ankle while in a steel chair. Seth tells Kane that he started it by attacking him at Night of Champions. Then Kane came into the ring through the mat and tried to pull him to hell. Seth says that isn’t him, it was the Demon. Seth tells Kane to give him a break. On Monday, we saw Kane go into the ambulance and the Demon came out because you are the Demon. If you are trying to pass this off as reality, there are only two excuses. One, Kane thinks that he is stupid and we all know that Seth is not stupid. Option two makes more sense to him. If you are trying to pass this off as reality, you have a severe personality disorder and you need psychiatric care. Kane says that psychiatric care is needed, but for Seth. You think that he has transformed into a Demon, but all he transformed into was a man who needed medical care. Kane says he is not a Demon, he is the Director of Operations. Seth tells Kane to stop this. Seth asks if the Demon who has been terrorizing him is a figment of his imagination. Kane says that Seth has a vivid imagination. He asks Seth if he has thought about being a Hollywood screenwriter. Maybe you are trying to get out of your United States Title Match against John Cena on Saturday night. Kane says that he does not think that Seth is making this up. He is aware of the demon that is capable of spreading your body parts all over the arena.
Seth tells Kane that he has admitted that the Demon exists and that you are the Demon. Kane tells Seth that he admits that there is a demon tormenting Seth, but that demon is not ‘Corporate Kane’. This demon has turned you into a negative Nancy and put a little sunshine in your life. What better way to do that than to team him with the most positive tag team in the WWE, the New Day. Seth tells Kane that he cannot just team him with the New Day and put him in a match and expect this to all go away. What about the Demon? Kane says that Seth and the New Day will face the team that could become ten time tag team champions on Saturday…the Dudley Boyz. Kane says that the object of your reason torment, the Demon. Kane says that he will try to make sure the Demon is here tonight. Seth says there is no way that he will agree to that match since he is the World Champion, unless…you Corporate Kane are seated here at ringside to watch. Kane tells Seth he wouldn’t miss it and he wishes Seth luck.
Backstage: Seth Rollins is walking in the back and The New Day is doing a Seth Rollins chant. Kofi wants Seth to clap along. Seth asks if clapping will make the demon go away? Will everyone see through Kane’s façade? Will it shut you up? Big E asks if clapping will bring joy deep into your body? They all say YUP Kofi asks if clapping will help you reach your goals? They all say YUP. Xavier asks if clapping will allow you to overcome the obstacles set by Corporate Kane to undermine his position of authority in the Authority, therefore, making sure that he is ejected from his position in the office, therefore saving every table in the world, therefore making the WWE great again? They all say YUP. Big E says there is only way to exorcise that demon. Kofi suggests some Crossfit while Xavier suggests some box jumps and kettle bells. Big E points out that is the wrong type of exorcise. You need to stay positive. Big E wants Seth to say ‘I’M THE MAN’ and Seth says it but not as enthusiastic as Big E did. Xavier plays the trombone and they start a Seth’s The Man chant. Continue Reading
Seth Rollins comes out to interrupt Kane and he is not in a good mood even though Kane is applauding the FORMER United States and current WWE World Champion as he introduces him.
Seth tells Kane to cut the crap. He says that Kane is not fooling anybody. He says this Bruce Banner situation is a joke. Underneath that cheap suit, everyone knows you are the Demon Kane.
Kane tells Seth he seems angry. Kane says that when he became the Director of Operations, he underwent conflict resolution training so he asks Seth to come to the ring to discuss things peacefully.
Seth reminds Kane of what happened after his two matches at Night of Champions.
Kane says that was a shame because Sheamus almost cashed in as he watched from the comfort of his own home.
Seth brings up what happened on Monday.
Kane says he was looking forward to giving Seth his rematch against John Cena.
Seth reminds Kane of what happened after the match.
Kane asks Seth who is speaking to him right now. Some demon from the depths of hell who is determined to inflict immeasurable hell until you scream in agony? Or a man in a suit? Your friend Kane, who helped you become WWE Champion.
Seth asks Kane why is he doing this to him. He never did anything to him. Brock Lesnar broke your leg.
Kane says he knows that, but you did call him a ‘seven foot piece of crap’. Kane says that Seth was only saying that to motivate him.
Seth says that Kane is not fit to be Director of Operations any more. He says that Kane is not welcome around him or his WWE Championship. Seth says he is saying this as a colleague and friend. He says that Kane needs serious help.
Kane thanks Seth and he says he will take that under advisement. Kane says that Seth interrupted him before he could finish saying what was going to be on the show. He tells Seth that he will be facing someone he knows very well in the main event . . . Dean Ambrose.
Backstage: JoJo is in the interview area with Seth Rollins.
She asks Seth about Kane’s return as Director of Operations and whether it will affect your match with Dean Ambrose. Seth says that you cannot buy what that monster in a cheap suit is selling. He is a demon. Something snapped. Does he resent what Seth has done. They need to talk and get Kane serious help. He has to do what Kane says since he is Director of Operations so he has to face Dean Ambrose. He will do to Dean what he has done every time he has faced him. He will destroy Dean Ambrose. Continue Reading
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[spoiler]Kane comes out and cuts a promo about how he’s glad to be back at work. He thought he missed a lot but part of him says this was the right time to come back because WWE is on fire and who better to handle that than himself. He announces Kevin Owens and Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler and Ryback plus Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper with Dean Ambrose and The Wyatt Family banned from ringside. Seth Rollins comes out with a mic and cuts Kane off. Rollins tells Kane to cut the crap, everyone knows he’s the Demon. Kane says Rollins seems angry and luckily, Kane has had anger management training. Kane invites Rollins to the ring so they can make amends. Rollins tells him hell no but Kane tries to convince him. Kane’s dark side comes out as he talks but he goes back to his normal voice and Rollins tells him he needs help. Kane says he will take that advice and books Rollins vs. Ambrose for the main event
Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins in a non-title match when pyro hit, the lights red and Rollins was distracted. After the match, Rollins cut a promo and said he was fed up. He named everyone who he’s beat and says he will make Kane miserable if he keeps the games up. The pyro goes off again and Rollins drops the mic, then runs away. SmackDown ends with Kane laughing on the tron.[/spoiler]
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring because he has something to say. Seth says on Sunday at Night of Champions, yours truly is going to make history. He will make history when he defends both his United States Championship and his WWE World Championship against John Cena and Sting . . . two future first ballot Hall of Famers, on the same night. Seth says he will defeat them both. Seth says Night Of Champions is going to look like SummerSlam for John Cena. He is going to beat John Cena again, he is going to break John Cena again, and he will break John Cena’s spirts again. As for Sting, that face painted freak who has bitten off more than he can chew . . . at Night of Champions, he will show everyone and Sting why he is the past and why Seth is ‘the now’. Rest assured, at Night of Champions, he is going to make history. Tonight, he is going to make some history when he teams with Mr. Money in the Bank, Sheamus to take on his former brothers in the Shield, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.
Some of you may ask why would you team with the man who can cash in his briefcase at any time for a title match against you? Seth says not any man would be okay with that, but THE MAN is very very okay with teaming with Sheamus tonight. Seth says he lives by the adage, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Sheamus’ music interrupts Seth and Sheamus walks to the ring with his briefcase. Sheamus says that is an interesting concept to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Sheamus asks Seth what does he consider him. Is he Seth’s friend or his enemy? Sheamus says that you don’t want him to be your enemy. Sheamus tells Seth to keep him as far or as close as he wants. When he cashes this in, you won’t see it coming . . . friend. Seth tells Sheamus he is going to see ‘all of this’ and ‘all of this’ (as he points at Sheamus’ hair) coming. Seth says he does not agree with the WWE Universe much but they have a point when they say that Sheamus looks stupid. Sheamus says that he does not look stupid. Seth asks Sheamus what ‘RTH’ means and Sheamus says it means ‘Respect the Hawk’. If you continue with the insults, they won’t make the main event. Sheamus tells Seth this is not what he wants. He wants them to be friends. Sheamus says he loves to fight and tonight they have a match against Seth’s former comrades. Sheamus says he can stand right over there and watch you for your strengths and your weaknesses. Sheamus says it won’t matter if you see him or not, he will walk away the new WWE World Champion. It will be because of the briefcase.
Sheamus tells Seth he will see him in the main event . . . friend.