WWE Live Event Results From Portland, OR (8/16): Daniel Bryan Gets Title Shot, CM Punk, More
WINNER: Kane (by DQ) in 5:02
Kane choke-slams Harper, then Rowan. Wyatt runs away as Kane's music plays.
Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel appear in a taped promo. Heyman announces that later that night, Axel is being forced to defend the Intercontinental championship against CM Punk. Axel asks the audience "Do you think Punk's going to hit me with a GTS? Do you think he's gonna put me in the Anaconda Vise?" The audience seems to think so, but Axel insists that Punk won't - because while Punk might think he's the best in the world, Curtis Axel knows that he's perfect.
Brad Maddox announces a fan's choice match for later in the night - Dolph Ziggler vs. Big E Langston, and the audience are given the option to text in to choose the match stipulation - 2 out of 3 falls or no DQ.
Both divas get a pretty solid pop from the audience. AJ kisses the championship belt before handing it to the referee. When the bell rings, she offers Kaitlyn a hug, and Kaitlyn goes in to hug her - but instead just gets a slap. Kaitlyn retaliates with a vengeance and dominates for several minutes before AJ jumps out of the ring and tries to leave the arena, but Kaitlyn grabs her and drags her back to the ring. The fight goes back and forth, with AJ trying and failing to lock in the Black Widow, Kaitlyn getting several 2-counts (one a 2-and-a-half with a MASSIVE pop). They both end up flat on their backs and the referee counts to 6 before Kaitlyn makes it to her feet, gives AJ a backbreaker, and then goes for a spear but misses. AJ locks in the Black Widow and Kaitlyn taps.
WINNER: AJ Lee (by submission) in 7:58
R-Truth vs. Ryback
R-Truth enters to a fairly solid pop, the crowd is very into the call-and-response on his rap routine. Ryback enters to a mixed reaction and chants of "Goldberg! Goldberg!" The referee keeps R-Truth away from Ryback while he poses on the turnbuckles, but once Truth does the same Ryback powers past him and attacks him to start the match. The fight is fairly slow-paced and mostly one-sided as Ryback dominates Truth, eventually lifting him up above his head and then dropping him, shouting to the audience "This is your damn hero?" Truth powers out of a chinlock and begins to get a second wind, but Ryback slams him again. Truth gets up a third time, "hulks up", and goes on the offensive. Ryback slams him a third time and preens for the crowd as the audience chants "Ryback sucks!", but Truth grabs him from behind, rolls him up, and gets a three-count.
WINNER: R-Truth (by pinfall) in 4:44
Big E Langston appears in a taped promo. He accuses Dolph Ziggler of turning his back on him and AJ after everything they did to help get him where he is, and says "I didn't need you - you needed me."
The three faces enter one-by-one. Christian and RVD take time to high-five the fans along the entry ramp (I got to high-five them both!), with RVD getting the biggest pop of the trio. The Shield enters through the audience to solid heat. The faces huddle in their corner and play rock-paper-scissors to decide who'll start the match, and Christian ends up starting off against Reigns. Christian walks around the ring and calls to the crowd for their support - Reigns attempts the same but only gets booed instead. They eventually lock up and Christian gets knocked down, at which point Reigns begins imitating Christian's crowd gestures to major heat. Henry tags in to a massive pop and takes Reigns down before tagging in RVD - but a run-in from Rollins and Ambrose leaves him on the mat. RVD spends the next several minutes playing Ricky Morton in the Shield's corner, the audience chanting for him as Ambrose tags in to continue the beatdown, then Rollins. Mark Henry yells "Fight 'im back!" as RVD attempts to crawl to his corner with Rollins holding him back - and Ambrose holding Rollins' other arm to strengthen their pull. The referee separates Rollins and Ambrose, but RVD still fails to make it to the corner for another minute or two, when Christian tags in. Ambrose tags in and knocks Christian down for a 2-count. A fan at ringside in the Shield's corner shouts "Sexual Chocolate!" to which Rollins responds "Shut up!" Reigns tags in and goes for a clothesline on Christian - but instead slams right into the steel post, and can be heard shouting "That was the wrong spot!" Mark Henry tags in and is attacked one-at-a-time by all three members of the Shield, who he fights back, and soon all six are brawling in and outside the ring, with Ambrose and Henry the legal men. Reigns hits a spear on Henry, but Christian then hits a spear on Reigns. Henry delivers a World's Strongest Slam to Ambrose while RVD climbs to the top rope - Henry tags RVD in, who immediately delivers a frog splash to Ambrose and rolls him up for a 3-count.