Hornswoggle misses a moonsault. Slater gets on the apron but one of the Matadores pull him down. Jinder Mahal and Dew McIntyre also get taken out by Matadores. The other Matadore takes Slater out with a big leap from the top. Drew runs the ropes, leaps out and takes everyone out. Hornswoggle runs the ropes and dives out onto everyone next. Slater goes to the apron to jump off but Torito nails a head scissors, sending Slater out onto everyone else at ringside. Hornswoggle comes back in but gets sent into the turnbuckle. Torito with a bull buster in the corner. Hornswoggle catches Torito and nails a sitdown powerbomb for a 2 count. Hornswoggle tries to take the mask off but Torito has another one under it. Torito nails a springboard moonsault for the win.
Winner: El Torito
- After the match, Hornswoggle throws a fit. He stills thinks he won because he has the mask in hand. Hornswoggle climbs up in the barber chair and isn't happy as Torito starts cutting his hair. Torito starts shaving him bald now. One of the Matadores covers Hornswoggle in shaving cream and the shaving continues.
- We go back to the panel. They reveal that Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust has been added to the card tonight. We go backstage with The Brotherhood. Cody says he's been the problem lately. This is the arena that The Brotherhood was born in and this is the arena that they are back, he says. More CM Punk chants from the crowd. Booker reveals that Kofi will be facing Bo Dallas tonight also. Kofi says he's got his gear and he's ready to go. We see Sheamus backstage walking and that's it for the pre-show.
- The 2014 WWE Payback pay-per-view kicks off with a video package for tonight's matches.
- We're live from the Allstate Arena as Michael Cole welcomes us.
WWE United States Title Match: Cesaro vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE United States Champion Sheamus to a mixed reaction. The announcers show us a recap of how this match came about. Paul Heyman is out next to a mostly positive reaction. Heyman introduces himself and says he's here to advocate for a Paul Heyman Guy. The CM Punk chants start up again. Heyman says he's not here tonight, he's over at the United Center watching the Blackhawks. This gets a pop. Watching the Blackhawks get their streak broken by the LA Kings, Heyman says. This gets boos. Heyman touts Brock Lesnar ending The Streak next. Heyman knocks Sheamus and brings out who he calls the next United States Champion Cesaro.
The bell rings and Sheamus immediately unloads on Cesaro. Cesaro counters a hold and drops Sheamus on his head. Cesaro with offense and a big uppercut in the corner now. Cesaro is told to back off in the corner. Sheamus turns it around and kicks Cesaro in the back. Sheamus with a scoop slam. Cesaro dodges an elbow drop and nails a big boot. Cesaro with a running uppercut in the corner. Sheamus with more offense. Cesaro with an uppercut but the next is blocked. Sheamus tosses Cesaro over the top but he hangs on. Sheamus hits the forearms to the chest now. Sheamus with a second set of forearms to the chest. They go to the floor and Sheamus tosses Cesaro into the barrier. Sheamus brings it back in. Sheamus goes for a battering ram but Cesaro meets him with an uppercut. Sheamus flies out to the floor.
Cesaro ends up hitting a huge suplex from the apron. Cesaro with a 2 count. Cesaro with a big powerbomb and a stomp for a 2 count. Cesaro with a running uppercut in the corner. And another. Sheamus catches Cesaro in the Irish Curse for a 2 count. Sheamus with stomps in the corner now. Sheamus with a clothesline. Sheamus goes to the second rope with a big knee drop. Sheamus goes back to the second rope with another knee drop. He goes for a third and nails it for a 2 count. Sheamus runs into an elbow. Cesaro nails a second rope uppercut for a 2 count. Cesaro runs into a big boot and another. Sheamus goes to the top but lands on his feet. Cesaro ducks a clothesline and nails a big uppercut in the air for a 2 count.
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