Backstage: Dean Ambrose is in the locker room and he is checking himself after that match. Seth Rollins gives Dean some ice and Seth tells Dean to stop the self-destructive behavior. Seth tells Dean what he does has to be for the team. Seth reminds Dean about his match against Sheamus and he tells Dean to let him know if he is going to pick a fight with Braun. Dean tells Seth he needs to stop thinking and be less predictable. Seth says that Dean will not predict what he is going to say because he is going to ask Kurt Angle for a match next week against Braun Strowman. Seth says he is going to make Sheamus and Cesaro look alike after his match.
Seth Rollins versus Sheamus (with Cesaro)
Sheamus with forearms to Rollins and he sends Seth into the turnbuckles and follows with punches. Sheamus with an Irish whip and Sheamus charges into the corner but Seth moves and Sheamus hits the ring post. Seth with a suicide dive and then he goes for a springboard move but Sheamus catches him and hits a uranage back breaker. Sheamus with a suplex for a near fall. Sheamus with punches and he goes to the turnbuckles and connects with a knee drop and gets a near fall. Sheamus with a stretch muffler and he picks Seth off the mat. Rollins with punches and Seth tries for a rana but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus with a power bomb for a near fall and he follows with a Cloverleaf. Seth makes it to the ropes and Sheamus releases the hold. Rollins sends Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus gets back to the apron and Rollins punches Seth. Sheamus drops Rollins on the top rope and Sheamus with a knee to Rollins and then gets a near fall.Sheamus looks around for the Brogue Kick set up and Rollins moves. Rollins runs into boots from Sheamus and Sheamus goes up top. Sheamus comes off the turnbuckles and Seth with a super kick followed by a V Trigger for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus & Cesaro – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Cesaro and Sheamus take the early advantage after Cesaro slams Ambrose into the steel stairs outside by swinging him into them and began mauling him. They teased the idea he may have a separated shoulder but Ambrose said he was good to go and they allowed the match to continue. Cesaro drilled him with a big boot to the face. He worked over Ambrose for a long time, scoring a series of near falls. Cesaro tried to go for the Gotch Neutralizer but Ambrose slipped out and sent him hard into the corner. Cesaro came out of that with a bleeding nose. Rollins made the tag and came off with a Blockbuster for a two count. He nailed a pescado to the outside and tossed him back in, then nailed a Slingblade. The referee checked on Cesaro, which allowed Sheamus to Rollins. Really physical bout.
Sheamus tagged in and nailed a series of backbreakers. They had Cesaro checked out by medical officials before he returned to the ring. Cesaro tagged in and drilled Ambrose with a boot that knocked him off the apron. Sheamus and Cesaro began double teaming Rollins, who kicked up. Ambrose finally made the hot tag and cleaned house on Sheamus. He nailed a series of forearms and kicked away at him. Dean hit a dive to the outside and was seen drilling his own shoulder into the barricade after. He went to the top and nailed an elbow off the top for a two count. Cesaro broke up the attempted pinfall and drilled Rollins off the apron. The challengers went for a double powerbomb. Rollins made the save. Sheamus nailed him with the Brogue Kick. Cesaro locked Dean into the Sharpshooter. He fought to the ropes but caught in a crossface. He gutted it out and still made it to the ropes. Sheamus attacked and went for the pin but Rollins broke it up at the last second. They keep going back and forth with some awesome, physical action. Ambrose somehow kicked up out of White Noise, followed by Cesaro powerbombing Rollins off the ropes onto his own partner. That made the crowd explode. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick but Ambrose just collapsed. He went to pin Dean, who was lying in wait and scored a two count. Sheamus accidentally kicked his own partner, setting up Seth drilling him and sending him into Dean, who caught him with Dirty Deeds for the pin.
Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
In 2017, after battling back from knee injuries, wrestler Seth Rollins has been able to really rebuild, redesign and reclaim what he had lost. That hard work paid off in the form of career highlights such as a victory over Triple H at WrestleMania, winning the tag-team championship with Dean Ambrose and gracing the cover of the WWE 2K18 video game, which is scheduled to be released Oct. 17. The 31-year-old recalls sitting on his couch at home when he got the call from the office with the news that he would be joining previous WWE icons who have received the honor of being front-and-center of the video-game packaging.
“I was surprised, because I really didn’t think it was going happen,” Rollins said. “I kind of bitched and moaned about it for the last couple of years when they were putting Brock Lesnar and ‘Stone Cold’ on there. I thought it would be maybe John Cena again, maybe Roman Reigns. So, the fact they chose me was really awesome, and I was really humbled to get the news.” The lifelong wrestling fan has appreciated all the opportunities that have been afforded him. It’s a reason he will also take time out for those who have supported him on the pro-wrestling journey. “I was really bad at meeting wrestlers,” Rollins recalled of his own experiences growing up. “I lived in a small town in Iowa. We didn’t have shows very often, so I didn’t get to meet many of the guys. Chris Jericho was really cool to me when I first met him. I was a 16-year-old kid who barged in on him because I wanted to show him my backyard wrestling pictures. He was very cool about it when he had no reason to be.”
The Black and Brave Wrestling Academy is another way Rollins gives back to not only the business but his local community as well. The wrestling school in Moline, IA has been an outlet for students to realize their potential and accomplish their physical goals. “The school has really exploded in the last few months. We had a tent at Warped Tour this year. We had our t-shirt at Hot Topic,’ he said. “The school has been filled up as we are booked through next year. For me, I wanted to just help the midwestern wrestling community because that is kind of where I broke in. Now we have people coming in from basically all over the world wanting to learn how to wrestle by myself and Marek Brave. It has been a really great experience for me in keeping me grounded and taking me back to my roots.” Continue Reading
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose come out and Seth asks if they are the nostalgia acts. He says it looks like Taxi Driver had an ugly baby with Braveheart. He says they are right about something. They are having the times of their lives and no matter what they are brothers. Dean says that brothers might fight but they don’t leave the house dressed like that. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows come out and Karl says you both claim to be the best brothers, but Sheamus and Cesaro walked out on them last week. Karl says Dean and Seth are not good brothers and took advantage of their disadvantage. Luke says that doesn’t make you brothers, it makes you NERDS. Seth says they shouldn’t have said that. Dean says nobody calls him a nerd and then Dean goes after Luke while everyone else battles.Seth sends Anderson out of the ring and the champions are in the ring.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson versus Sheamus and Cesaro versus Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a Non Title Match
Sheamus and Rollins start things off and Sheamus with a side head lock take down. Rolilns with a drop kick and chop. Ambrose tags in and he punches and chops Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Gallows tags in. Gallows with a kick and forearm. Gallows with a punch but Sheamus with a forearm. Gallows fires back and they exchange forearms. Gallows with a knee and Cesaro tags in and hits a running European uppercut in the corner. Cesaro wtih another European uppercut. Sheamus tags in and they hit a double thrust kick. Sheamus with an Irish whip and shoulder into the corner followed by a running knee lift. Gallows with a boot to Sheamus. Gallows punches Sheamus and Sheamus with a kick. Sheamus tries for a slam but Rollins makes the blind tag and hits a springboard clothesline to Sheamus for a near fall. Rollins and Ambrose with a series of strikes and Ambrose gets a tag. Ambrose with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Sheamus with a punch and European uppercut but Dean with a knee. Ambrose and Rollins with a sequence of drop kicks for a near fall. Rollins with an arm bar and Dean tags in and comes off the turnbuckles with an elbow. Sheamus with a back elbow. Sheamus gets Ambrose on his shoulders but Dean gets to the apron and drops Sheamus on the top rope. Ambrose comes off the apron and Cesaro catches Dean and swings him into the ringside barrier. Cesaro sends Dean back into the ring and Cesaro tags in and hits a double sledge off the turnbuckles while Sheamus holds Dean. Cesaro with a near fall and then he applies a chin lock. Dean with a jaw breaker and Anderson makes the tag. Karl punches Ambrose and he gets a near fall. Anderson with a reverse chin lock. Ambrose with elbows to Gallows and Anderson but Anderson with a spinebuster for a near fall. Continue Reading
Ringside: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are with the announcers for the next match. As Sheamus and Cesaro come out, they confront Ambrose and Rollins. Gallows and Anderson join the attack. All three teams battle as the road agents try to keep things under control.
Backstage: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose and they tell Kurt Angle they want both teams. Kurt says if they can find a tag team, they can meet in an eight man tag match.
Backstage: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins ask two random people to be their partners. They then see Dean Malenko and Jamie Noble but they are not dressed for action. Dean says they are just the men they were looking for and it is the Hardys. Matt says it is positively wonderful to see them. Dean asks the Hardys if they are doing anything and Matt laughs.
Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Sheamus, and Cesaro versus Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins
All eight men brawl as The Hardys and Champions get to the ring. The match officially starts with Jeff and Cesaro. Jeff with a reverse atomic drop and a leaping leg drop to the midsection. Jeff with a wrist lock and Matt tags in. They hit a double back elbow and a double fist drop for a near fall. Cesaro with a European uppercut and Sheamus tags in. Sheamus with a forearm to the back and then he tries for a slam but Matt gets to his feet and Matt sets for the Twist of Fate but Sheamus escapes and Matt clotheslines Sheamus over the top and Matt sends Cesaro to the floor. Jeff tags in and hits Poetry in Motion onto Sheamus and Cesaro as we go to commercial. We are back and Ambrose gets a near fall on Anderson. Anderson with an uppercut and Gallows tags in. Ambrose with kicks, punches, and chops. Gallows tries to send Ambrose over the top rope to the floor but Ambrose lands on the apron. Ambrose with an elbow to Cesaro but Gallows with a boot to knock Ambrose off the apron to the floor. Gallows sends Ambrose back into the ring and he connects with a kick and gets a near fall. Continue Reading