With WWE Payback only 10 days away,The Architect built his own brand of chaos on the foundation of the upcoming WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match. Plus, royal disorder, dominant Divas action and the fierce rumblings of a Russian Tank.
While WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler was unceremoniously turned away in his interview with King Barrett, the winner of the 2015 King of the Ring Tournament would not have such an easy time in his subsequent battle against Dolph Ziggler. But when Sheamus’ involvement brought the contest to a premature conclusion and Neville emerged to even the odds, an impromptu tag team match was set up between the four competitors.
In the height of their impromptu tag team showdown, Neville thwarted King Barrett’s attempt to use the ropes to pin Dolph Ziggler. Seconds later, as the livid monarch took issue with The Man That Gravity Forgot, The Showoff utilized the distraction and rolled him up for the quick three-count.
Moments after Luke Harper overcame Fandango, Erick Rowan made a surprise entrance. But rather than igniting a fiery brawl with his onetime Wyatt Family brother, Rowan opted instead to deliver a post-match attack to his dancing opponent.
While Lana showed appreciation for the recent cheers she has been receiving from the WWE Universe, she asked that they stop it because it was upsetting Rusev. The Russian Tank then emerged, berating The Ravishing Russian and promising to meet his WWE Payback opponent, United States Champion John Cena, face-to-face on Raw.
After The New Day challenged Cesaro & Tyson Kidd to find a partner to face them in a Six-Man Tag Team Match, Ryback answered the call. In the height of the action, however, the horrific theatrics of Bray Wyatt distracted The Big Guy and his partners enough for The WWE Tag Team Champions to steal the win with a handful of tights.
After the No. 1 contender to Nikki Bella’s Divas Championship overcame Emma with Rear View, Tamina put the exclamation point on the victory with a post-match beat down on the Australian Diva.
In a fierce battle between high-flying, masked Superstars, Sin Cara followed up his missed attack from the top rope to pick up the victory with a small package. And while The Lucha Dragons continued to leave their impression of the WWE Universe, post-match frustration between El Torito, Diego and Fernando left its mark as well.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins used the WWE Payback Fatal 4-Way Match contract signing to turn his three No. 1 contenders against each other.
In fact, when order broke down, an accidental collision between Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns eventually led to an RKO to The Lunatic Fringe by Randy Orton. The Big Dog followed up with a Superman Punch to The Viper — all before The Architect returned to the ring to take down Reigns and stand tall over his three adversaries.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Dark Match: Natalya defeated Charlotte
- Dolph Ziggler defeated King Barrett by disqualification (6:48)
- Dolph Ziggler & Neville defeated King Barrett & Sheamus (6:02)
- Luke Harper defeated Fandango (2:08)
- The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) defeated Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Ryback (w/ Natalya) (12:11)
- Naomi (w/ Tamina Snuka) defeated Emma (3:11)
- The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) defeated Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/ El Torito) (9:13)
Other on-screen talent