- We skip the intro and go right to the arena in Greensboro, NC as Daniel Bryan's music hits and he comes out to a rousing reception. Bryan starts to cut a promo about his WWE career in Yes/No format. He says he never would have thought it, but Team Hell No is one of the greatest tag teams of all time. Bryan covers his ears and calls Kane out to the ring.
Kane says he knows why Bryan called him out but all he is interested in is their match with The Shield tonight. Bryan says the last 9 months have been an incredible ride but at Payback, Kane won't be his partner and Bryan will be tag champs with someone else. He puts a hand on Kane's shoulder and says that they won't be teaming anymore. Kane asks if Bryan is breaking up with him and says the same thing will happen when he wins the Intercontinental Title from Dean Ambrose. Bryan says that is a singles title and he and Orton will be "Team RK-No."
Kane says Bryan and Orton may not even win the straps. Bryan starts the weak link thing and they argue. He implies that Kane might be the weak link. Kane puts hands on Bryan's neck as Randy Orton interrupts. He says he can't let Kane chokeslam Bryan because he needs to be 100% this Sunday. Orton says he might be forced to RKO Kane. Bryan says he didn't ask to be saved. Kane says he has had enough and goes to leave. Bryan tells him to go and run off like always. They all 3 start to bicker.
The Shield appear on the Titantron and they are amused. They say they are unstoppable and untouchable. Ambrose says there is no need to argue because they are going to run this yard like always. Orton, Bryan, and Kane argue in the ring.
- Sheamus is on his way out as we take a break.
- Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Antonio Cesaro is already in his jobber role in the ring.
Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro
Damien Sandow interrupts right before the match begins. He says Cesaro speaks 5 languages and Sheamus barely speaks 1. Sandow says that this Sunday, he will play host to Sheamus' Irish Wake.
The bell rings and Cesaro goes to work in the corner. Cesaro slaps him and Sheamus goes crazy out of the corner with clubbing blows. Sheamus hits a powerslam for 2. Cesaro comes back and clotheslines Sheamus over the top. Sheamus catches him off the apron and tosses him into the security wall.
Back from a commercial as the action spills to the floor. Cesaro sends Sheamus' back into the steel steps and sends him back in. Cesaro continues offense with a headlock on the mat. Sheamus comes back and hits a back bodydrop and builds momentum with signature axe handles. Cesaro won't let up and takes control back.
Sheamus sends Cesaro to the apron and hits the forearm spot in the ropes. Sheamus has a nasty gash on his left shoulder from getting rammed into the steps. Back and forth. Cesaro hits a modified powerslam (emphasis on power) for 2. Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick in the corner from out of nowhere.
Winner by pin: Sheamus
Damien Sandow attacks Sheamus from behind on the stage. Sheamus slowly gets up from the ramp as we go to break.
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