The Shield (Seth Rollins & U.S. champion Dean Ambrose w/Roman Reigns) vs. Real Americans vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel vs. 3MB (Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre) was apparently thrown out at 10:50 in a #1 contender match to the Tag Titles. No official decision was announced, so it could have been Shield via DQ. Shield now has a stereo suicide dive babyface move. This brought all of the heels over to confront Shield, setting up a Reigns-Cesaro confrontation to save for another day. Ambrose was then isolated by the heel teams, which was an odd sight. Included was the return of “Goldberg” chants aimed at Ryback. Ambrose crawling across the ring for a hot tag was also very strange. Rollins showed off some crowd-pleasing moves, then the crowd popped for Reigns delivering a spear on the outside. Suddenly, Kane ran down and attacked Reigns. Chaos then broke out in the ring, so ref Charles Robinson called for the bell.
Post-match, the brawl continued. Reigns and Kane moved to the stage, where the New Age Outlaws emerged and helped Kane take down Reigns. Meanwhile, the heel teams in the tag match beat down Rollins and Ambrose. Kane and the Outlaws then beat down the entire group and stood tall over The Shield in the ring. Big boos for this. Good heat. Shield as faces is still weird, but Kane and the Outlaws played their part well. Kane vs. Reigns at WM? Will Shield help Bryan win at WM? Interesting questions coming out of this. Shield eventually recovered and got strong crowd cheers as they regrouped and vowed to fight back. The individual focus went to Reigns, then the ringside crowd chanted “Shield, Shield” as they headed to the back.