The Lunatic Fringe and The Swiss Superman worked together to score a huge victory over two of WWE’s most destructive forces. Plus, the summer heated up with a furious 8-Man Tag Team Match.
When WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins kicked off SmackDown and relished in the fact that he broke United States Champion John Cena’s nose on Raw, Cesaro reminded him that he also tapped-out to The Champ. As a result, the two Superstars opted not to wait for their scheduled rematch and instead started the showdown right then and there. As they did, Kevin Owens joined the SmackDown announce team.
Just when The Swiss Superman was getting ready to execute the Cesaro Swing, however, Owens launched a surprise assault and ended the contest by disqualification. Though it looked, for a moment, as if The Architect was going to take issue with Owens’ interruption, the two instead worked together to deliver a post-match attack on The King of Swing.
But, as all three of the Superstars would soon learn, they were not done for the night.
With WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players sitting in on commentary, four of WWE’s hottest combinations battled in a fast-paced 8-Man Tag Team Match.
When order completely broke down both inside and outside the ring, Viktor opted to tag himself into the action — causing friction between himself and The New Day. In this commotion, Kalisto turned the tables on the face-painted Superstar and picked up the quick pin.
A reunited Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper looked inside themselves and into the minds of their adversaries.
Take a closer look at Team Paige’s fiery Diva.
Prior to his match against longtime adversary Jack Swagger, Rusev took issue with Lana’s “fishy” action against Summer Rae on Raw.
In the height of the tough match that followed, The Bulgarian Brute used the steel post and a vicious kick to lock in The Accolade. Though Swagger nearly broke out of the devastating finisher, Rusev’s strength ultimately won out and The Real American was forced to tap.
When Rusev reengaged him after the bell, however, Swagger cinched in the Patriot Lock, giving himself a small amount of retribution in his home state.
Moment after overcoming R-Truth with the Queen’s Crossbow, Stardust chose to taunt Neville while attempting to put a mask on his fallen opponent. In response, The Man That Gravity Forgot rushed to the ring to launch a comic-book-style assault on his strange adversary.
After attacking The Viper on Raw, “Mr. Money in the Bank” made it clear that they are not done by a longshot.
Although he seemed ready to go it alone against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens, Cesaro received a lunatic surprise when Dean Ambrose decided to help The Swiss Superman in SmackDown’s tag team main event.
In the height of the action, Ambrose sent The Architect to the ringside floor. In doing so, however, he left himself open for Owens’ Pop-up Powerbomb.
But before the brash former NXT Champion could execute his finishing maneuver, Cesaro thwarted his effects. The King of Swing rushed his opponent from behind and rolled him up for the quick three-count.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Cesaro defeated Seth Rollins via Disqualification (6:28)
- Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/ El Torito) & The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (w/ Xavier Woods) & The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) (10:18)
- Rusev (w/ Summer Rae) defeated Jack Swagger by submission (12:14)
- Stardust defeated R-Truth (1:19)
- Cesaro & Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens (11:23)
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