Paul Heyman cuts a promo in the ring with only the blue SmackDown spotlights lit. He puts over his record of making stars and puts Axel over. Heyman hands the mic to Axel to speak for himself. Axel says he did more in one night than his father and grandfather did in their entire careers. He wants to let the record show that he won against Triple H on Monday. Heyman applauds like a brown noser. Axel says that was only the beginning of building the brand of Curtis Axel. He is in action next.
Curtis Axel vs. Sin Cara
Sin Cara is at the end of his entrance sequence as we return to the show. The lights go yellow and here we go. Axel slams Cara on the mat and talks trash. Axel slaps Cara around on the mat, in the back of the head. Cara tries to get his flying game going but Axel keeps him grounded. Axel assaults Cara in the corner. Paul Heyman approves with a permanent evil grin at ringside. Cara misses from up top and Axel hits his signature modified swinging neckbreaker for the win.
Winner by pin: Curtis Axel
- Kofi Kingston is introduced after a break for our U.S. Title contest. The Shield enters through the stands. Reigns and Rollins turn around and head back halfway down.
U.S. Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi and Ambrose go back and forth as they try to establish offense. Dean meets Kofi up top but Kofi headbutts him off. Seth Rollins suddenly shows up and Kofi kicks him off. Kofi dives onto Reigns on the floor. The Shield attacks Kofi in the ring and the bell sounds.
Randy Orton's music hits and he comes to the rescue followed by Sheamus. Teddy Long's music hits and he makes a 6-Man Tag for our main event. How convenient.
The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Kofi Kingston
The match is in progress as we return from a break. Reigns is in with Sheamus. Rollins tags in and Orton tags in to cheers as he unloads on Rollins in the corner. Kofi tags in and he resumes control of Rollins with some high flying. Rollins gets an opening against Orton and tags Ambrose.
Orton hits a series of strikes to Ambrose and tags Sheamus for stomps in the corner. Ambrose rallies back and tags Rollins back in. Rollins and Sheamus trade shots; Sheamus catches Rollins off the 2nd buckle and goes for the forearms in the ropes spot but Ambrose and Reigns pulls Rollins to safety from the floor as we go to break.
Sheamus is stuck in enemy territory as we return to action. Sheamus hits a flurry out of the corner and makes the hot-tag to Orton. Orton goes on a rampage and hits the ropes-DDT on Rollins. The crowd is on fire! Rollins escapes to the floor and Orton is snuffed out by Reigns with a leaping punch. Rollins takes over on Randy in the ring. Ambrose tags in for more punishment.
Reigns favors his ankle on the apron as the quick tags continue between Rollins and Ambrose. Orton fights Rollins off, up top, and hits a superplex. Orton makes the hot-tag to Sheamus who comes in with fury. Sheamus hits a flurry including the forearm spot on Rollins. Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick to Rollins and goes to drop Ambrose but Reigns hits the spear to Sheamus out of nowhere. Reigns rolls to the floor, right into an RKO. Kofi flies into the ring with a crossbody but Ambrose kicks out.
Rollins grabs Kofi's foot from the floor and Ambrose capitalizes as he drops Kofi for the win.
Winners by pin: The Shield
The Shield stands tall with their titles as we go off the air.
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