In Ring: The new Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose make their way to the ring. Seth says it feels good to be in this ring side by side with Dean Ambrose, holding up these titles. They got back together and they run the show. Now they are the Raw tag team champions. Dean says he has been wearing the title belt since he won it and he put it under his pillow last night. Seth says that many did not believe that they would be back together, but the people believed them and they are here to party. Dean says everyone is invited, except for Sheamus and Cesaro. He says they know they will ask for their rematch and they will do it any time.
Matt and Jeff Hardy make their way to the stage and they go to the ring. Jeff says they don’t want to ruin the party before it gets started. They wanted to say congratulations. Matt says they know better than most that brothers fight. When they put their differences aside, it can be a beautiful thing. Matt says they want to challenge Seth and Dean to a match. Seth says they grew up idolizing the Hardys. Matt says there is a reason the people chant. For a quarter of a century, they have revolutionized the tag team division. They want to revolutionize it tonight in Brooklyn. Seth says let’s do it.
Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy versus Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Matt and Dean start things off and Dean with a wrist lock. Matt with a wrist lock and Dean with a reversal. Dean with a side head lock but Matt with a hammer lock. Dean with a hammer lock. Matt sends Dean into the turnbuckles and Jeff tags in and they kick Dean and hit a splash and leg drop combination. Jeff with a wrist lock and he works on the shoulder. Dean with a knee and Seth tags in and Dean with a drop kick and Seth with a runing drop kick of his own for a near fall. Continue Reading
Pre-Show: Charly is backstage with them for Q&A time! The first question is what their team name is. The short answer is they have no idea and haven’t really thought about it. Question 2: how does it feel being back together after everything that happened. Seth says it’s surreal, after all the wars they had. Third question: what was their favorite Shield moment? Dean points out they opened this building with a TLC, and then they debate whether Jay-Z or the Shield own this building.
Raw Tag Team Title Match: Sheamus & Cesaro vs Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
Sheamus and Ambrose start us off, and Sheamus quickly winds up on the receiving end of some slick double teams from the Shield. Cesaro comes in and the Shield clear the ring and stand tall together. Dean goes out after Sheamus and eats a Brogue kick, then Rollins dumps Cesaro to the floor and goes for a dive, but gets caught by both champs and slammed on the floor. BIG slam too. Rollins winds up on the receiving end of some double teaming and hits a blockbuster to Cesaro, but Ambrose is still down on the floor and not available to make a tag. Sheamus tags in and slams Rollins back into his corner and covers for 2. Cesaro suddenly becomes the biggest babyface in history by running into the crowd while some assholes are playing with a beach ball, grabs the beach ball, and tears the damn thing to pieces. THAT is long overdue. Rollins is still in peril, but Ambrose is finally up and lays out the champs, creating enough space for Rollins to get to the corner and make the hot tag. Ambrose goes nuts and cleans house on both me, catching Cesaro with a neckbreaker for 2. Rollins connects with a springboard clothesline to Sheamus to send him to the floor, double clothesline sends Cesaro to the floor, and then stereo dives take both champs out. Continue Reading
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring.Dean wants the music cut off and he says after last week, a lot of people are wondering what is going on with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Dean says he is thinking the same thing. He wants the one person who can answer that to come out. Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Dean says he is sick and tired of playing these games. He asks Seth what is he doing. Seth says he wants to know what Dean’s job is. He comes out one week and then he does nothing the next week. Kurt forced them to team but he keeps showing up. He knows that Dean is lying about not trusting Seth. Seth says he knows that Dean cares. If they team again, they can run this place. If you are willing to let bygones be bygones and put the past in the past, he is done playing games.
Seth puts his fist out. Dean says that you have got to be kidding me. After last week, he put his hand out and he put his ass on the line last week. You spit in his face last week. Maybe for a moment he could trust Seth again. Seth says there are times when he cannot trust himself. Maybe they do things different ways and it won’t work out. Or maybe it wasn’t. Maybe their differences are why they worked so well together. There is nobody who can touch them. Seth says maybe too much has happened. Seth says he is done playing games.
Dean stops Seth from leaving the ring. Dean sticks out his fist and Seth looks at him. Seth looks at his fist and Seth walks away. Dean pushes Seth and Seth pushes Dean. Dean punches Seth. Seth attacks Dean from behind. They fight to the floor. Sheamus and Cesaro make their way to the ring and they attack Dean and throw him into the crowd. Sheamus and Cesaro turn their attention to Rollins and send him into the ringside barrier and then into the ring. Dean goes after Sheamus and Cesaro to stop the attack on Seth. Cesaro and Sheamus turn their attention to Dean one more time. Seth with a springboard cross body to stop Sheamus from hitting a Brogue Kick on Ambrose. Ambrose and Rollins punch Sheamus and Cesaro. Sheamus is clotheslined over the top rope by both men and then they do the same to Cesaro. Seth puts out his fist and then Dean does. Kurt Angle comes out and he announces that Sheamus and Cesaro will defend the Tag Titles against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
Seth Rollins is used to the instant feedback that comes from a live WWE audience. His music hits and he knows what the fans think. He executes a move and he knows whether the fans like it or not. That is among the things that makes Rollins’ feature film debut so unique in Armed Response, which comes out Friday in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Phoenix and video-on-demand platforms.
Rollins filmed the movie in late 2016 when he was still sidelined after knee surgery in November 2015. He’s been waiting months to see how the fans will react. “Something like this was a lot different than what I’m used to,” he told For The Win. “There’s no audience watching you with a boo or a yeah whenever something bad or good happens. I’m very curious to see what our fanbase is going to think of it and what the response will be overall to my performance.
Doing something like this where you’re at a location and you’re in the same place every day and you’re doing the same scene three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in a row to get the different camera angles was a very interesting experience for me.”
For Colby Lopez – the man behind the WWE character Seth Rollins – this was a chance to play someone other than Rollins, the persona he took on shortly after signing a developmental contract with WWE in 2010. In the movie, he plays Brett, who is part of a team of special forces soldiers who approach the designer of a high-tech military compound – known as the Temple — to investigate the disappearance of another group that was guarding the facility. After the facility’s artificial intelligence shuts down, the team experiences horrific phenomena. Continue Reading