Seth Rollins versus Cesaro
Rollins goes to the floor when Cesaro goes after him once the bell rings. Rollins returns to the ring and Cesaro with a rollup for a near fall. Cesaro with a front face lock but Rollins with a wrist lock. Cesaro rolls through and reverses the hold and he sends Rollins to the mat and gets a near fall. Cesaro presses Rollins over his head and drops him to the mat. Rollins moves when Cesaro goes for a European uppercut in the corner. Rollins with a knee to the back that sends Cesaro to the floor followed by a suicide dive and we go to commercial. We are back and Rollins with a sleeper and body scissors. Cesaro gets to his feet and he backs Rollins into the corner. Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins with a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a reverse chin lock. Cesaro with a Saito suplex to get out of the hold.
Cesaro sends Rollins to the floor but Rollins goes up top. Cesaro avoids the knee and then he avoids a splash into the corner. Cesaro with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Cesaro with a running European uppercut into the turnbuckles. Cesaro with four Irish whips and European uppercuts followed by three more European uppercuts. Rollins tries for a sunset flip but Cesaro picks up Rollins and then hits a suplex for a near fall. Cesaro sets for the Sharpshooter but Rollins blocks it so Cesaro with a double stomp for a near fall. Rollins sends Cesaro to the apron and then he tries to send Cesaro into the turnbuckles but Cesaro blocks it and he gets a cross body but the momentum puts Rollins on top for a near fall. Rollins with a back slide for a near fall followed by a super kick for a near fall.
Rollins sets for the buckle bomb but Cesaro drops down to block it. Cesaro with a back drop but Rollins lands on his feet. Cesaro with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Rollins rolls to the apron. Cesaro sets for the gorilla superplex but Rollins blocks it. Rollins with an enzuigiri to stop Cesaro but he stays on the turnbuckles. Rollins with a sunset flip into a Buckle Bomb. Rollins tries for the Pedigree but Cesaro blocks it and applies the Sharpshooter. Rollins tries to get to the ropes and Cesaro traps the arm and applies the Crossface. Rollins tries to roll out of the hold but Cesaro holds on. Rollins tries to get to the ropes but Cesaro releases the hold and looks like he is going to go for the Giant Swing. He pulls Rollins up but Rollins lands on his feet and Rollins with an enzuigiri. Cesaro with the pop up European uppercut for a near fall. Rollins rolls to the floor and he goes for his title belt and he wants to leave. Cesaro goes to the floor and he comes around the ring and hits Rollins with a European uppercut. Cesaro kicks Rollins and the referee takes the belt out of the center of the ring. Cesaro with a spinebuster and then he goes for the Giant Swing but Rollins with a thumb to the eye and then he sends Cesaro shoulder first into the ring post. Rollins with the Pedigree for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.
He says this past Monday on Raw, he marched down to the ring and he did the unthinkable. He says you can boo all you want, but he is more of a man than any of you will ever be. On Raw, he came to this ring and he called out Brock Lesnar. He gave Brock every opportunity to step between these ropes, like a man. He gave Brock every opportunity to get face to face with him, like a man, and prove to the world that he is the beast that he thinks he is.
In fact, Brock proved something else. He proved what he truly is. Brock Lesnar is a coward. Seth says Brock is a coward because instead of staring him right in his eyes, like a man, he took things out on his brand new $56,000, 2015 Cadillac CTS. When Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury to stop him, Jamie had his arm snapped with a Kimura and Joey got suplexed through a window.
It is not the car that bothers him so much. Fifty Six Thousand Dollars is pocket change. The car represented a gift to his mentors. They are his family. Brock messed with his family. Not only will he slay the beast, he is going to humiliate Brock Lesnar. That aura of invincibility he walks around with . . .
Seth stops because there is a beeping noise and we see a wrecker bringing the remains of the Cadillac into the arena.
Paul Heyman enters and he addresses everyone and Seth Rollins. He reminds everyone who he is and that he is here to confess his sins because he is the advocate for the Beast that did that damage to that car, the Conqueror BROCK LESNAR.
He can come out and spew a bunch of stupid metaphors by saying that Seth is all alone in the ring and he will be without J&J Security at Battleground in St. Louis when he loses the WWE Championship to his client, BROCK LESNAR. He could make a metaphor about the damage to the car and how it pales to the damage that will be suffered by Seth Rollins for violating the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not intentionally provoke the Beast Brock Lesnar.
The damage done to that car will pale in comparison when he gets his hands on Seth Rollins on July 19th, when he drags Seth Rollins, not into the depths of hell, but to that place called Suplex City.
Seth wants to know what Paul is doing here.
Paul says that he is out here babbling for two minutes and Seth just realized Paul is out here.
Seth says that the car is a metaphor for what Paul’s client is going to look like after he gets done with Brock at Battleground.
Seth says after Battleground, Paul will be the one all alone because he will not longer have a client to advocate for. Seth asks Paul if they don’t remember who he is. He is the Architect. He destroyed the Shield. He cashed in his briefcase and defeated your client. He is the man who reunited the Authority and left your client laying in the ring. Seth asks Paul who does he think will be walking out of Battleground as the Champion.
Paul says that he would be happy to answer Seth’s question and he will shed the brightness of his brilliance against the darkness of Seth’s ignorance. The person that will leave Battleground as the champion will be the one with his foot on your chest and the title in the air as he is declared the new Undisputed Champion of the World.
Seth tells Paul to shut up as he utters BROCK’s name. He says the man who will walk out of Battleground as the reigning Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion will be Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins comes to the ring with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble.
Seth says in today’s fast paced culture everyone is in a hurry to get where they are going. It is a shame that you cannot get there in style because his boys will be riding around in a new 2015 Cadillac CTS that he got for them on Raw. His generation is up on technology, looking for the newest thing, like Apple Watches. Seth tells Jamie to cover up what he has on his watch.
Seth says that he is eager to talk about the future and the next big thing, but we need to focus on the present. We are living in historic times. The world is changing before our eyes. Our children’s children will want to know what was it like to be in such a historic era. Think about your grandchildren asking you Joey what was it like to be around when Seth Rollins destroyed Roman Reigns and torched the Roman Empire? What about when they ask Uncle Jamie if he remembered where he was when Seth Rollins reunited the Authority and burned Suplex City to the ground?
We see the footage from two weeks ago when the Authority attacked Brock Lesnar.
Seth says he never gets tired seeing that. In two weeks, he decimated the two men who were in the main event of Wrestlemania. He cemented himself as the greatest superstar of his generation, if not the entire history of the WWE. He conquered the conqueror. He beat down the one in twenty-one and one. He slayed the beast, Paul Heyman’s client, Brock Lesnar. On Raw, he did the same thing to Roman Reigns. Roman couldn’t hang with Joey’s power. Jamie was too tenacious for Roman and you still have three broken ribs. There is no way that Roman can measure up to a legend like Kane.
While all of this was going on, Roman’s brother Dean Ambrose was left laying in a heap outside the ring. Bray Wyatt set them up and we knocked it down. Bray was like a buzzard going after the bones.
The crowd chants ‘Suplex City’ and Seth says that he knows the Authority is nothing, if not fair. Before Kane went to Tokyo to oversee the special event on the WWE Network, he made sure that Dean and Roman would be afforded the opportunity for payback tonight. Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt. Roman Reigns, in tonight’s main event, goes one on one with me.
Seth says that is if Roman decides to show up tonight. No one has seen or heard from Roman since Monday.
Dean Ambrose’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the ring, but he stops halfway on the ramp and he goes back to the entrance. Dean comes back and he has a kendo stick and he goes to the ring. Ambrose sends Mercury to the floor and Rollins hits Ambrose from behind. Ambrose kicks Mercury and then he swings wildly in the ring as Seth, Joey, and Jamie get out of the ring.
Seth tells Dean that his match against Bray Wyatt is right now.
WWE World Champion Seth Rollins making his way to the ring. We see what happened on Raw when the man who suspensions forgot returned to be named as the opponent for Seth Rollins at Battleground. Seth says he is the biggest star in the WWE. He is the WWE World Champion and the undisputed future of this industry. He says that none of you will ever understand what it is like to be in that position so he will explain it so you can understand. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, I am under the most intense scrutiny imaginable. Everything he does is magnified for the entire world to see. Does he ever get a thank you or a pat on the back? All he gets from you is disrespect.
This week has taken it to a new level. The only thing he has been asked is about having to face Brock Lesnar at Battleground. Seth says when he heard Brock’s music on Monday, the first thing he felt was shock. Seth says Brock was the last person he expected Hunter and Stephanie to announce as his opponent. The last time we saw Brock, he was brutalizing WWE employees like a cameraman and Michael Cole. Then Brock circled the ring like a shark, that shock turned into understanding. There is no other way. This is how it has to be. He beat everyone else. Orton, Reigns, Ambrose. To submit his legacy, he has to beat Brock Lesnar at Battleground. The same Brock Lesnar who conquered the Undertaker’s streak. The man who took John Cena and Roman Reigns to Suplex City.
That man got in the ring and stood toe to toe with him and he did nothing. Do you know why he did nothing? Brock Lesnar remembers Wrestlemania. Brock knows better than anybody how dangerous he can be. If he would have taken one swing at him, he would have knocked Brock’s teeth down his throat and the mystique he walks around with would be gone forever. Seth says he is the diamond that Triple H thinks he is. At Battleground, he will shine brighter than he ever has. To answer the question about how does he feel to face Brock Lesnar at Battleground? Seth says that he cannot wait.