Live from Madison Square Garden was a professional wrestling event produced by WWE. It took place on October 3, 2015 and aired exclusively on the WWE Network. The event is hailed as a part of Brock Lesnar's Go To Hell Tour and his return to Madison Square Garden in his first match in the arena since his original departure from the company in 2004. The event also marked the 25-year anniversary of Chris Jericho's debut in the professional wrestling industry.
The show featured professional wrestling matches that involve wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds or storylines that play out on WWE's primary television programs, Raw and SmackDown. Wrestlers will portray heroes (faces) or villains (heels) as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
At WrestleMania 31, John Cena became United States Champion, defeateding Rusev. On the July 27 episode of Raw, Cena challenged Seth Rollins to a match for Rollins' WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which The Authority instead made for Cena's United States Championship. Cena won the match by submission, during which Rollins legitimately broke Cena's nose. Rollins then challenged Cena to a Title vs. Title match at SummerSlam; Cena accepted, but Rollins won when guest host Jon Stewart interfered on Rollins' behalf. Rollins and Cena are scheduled for a rematch at Night of Champions.
Dolph Ziggler and Rusev have had an ongoing feud since May, stemming from Ziggler forming a romantic relationship with Lana, Rusev's former valet. The two fought to a double countout at SummerSlam. In a rematch on the August 31 episode of Raw, Ziggler won by disqualification following the interference of Rusev's new girlfriend, Summer Rae. Rusev and Ziggler are scheduled for a third match at Night of Champions.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Dark Match: Zack Ryder defeated Bo Dallas
- Dark Match: Mark Henry defeated Joshua Kingsley
- Dolph Ziggler & Randy Orton defeated Rusev & Sheamus (w/ Summer Rae) (8:22)
- Neville defeated Stardust (7:26)
- Team Bella (Alicia Fox, Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) defeated PCB (Becky Lynch, Charlotte & Paige) (8:30)
- Kevin Owens (c) defeated Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (7:59)
- The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (w/ Xavier Woods) (c) by DQ in a WWE Tag Team Championship Match (6:50)
- Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated The Big Show (4:06)
- John Cena (c) defeated Seth Rollins in a Steel cage match to retain the WWE United States Championship (23:00)
Other on-screen talent
- Live from Madison Square Garden Official website
- Live from Madison Square Garden on WWE Network
- Live from Madison Square Garden at CAGEMATCH.net
|2015 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views|
Royal Rumble • Takeover IV • Fastlane • WrestleMania • Extreme Rules • Payback • Takeover V • Elimination Chamber • Money in the Bank • The Beast in the East • Battleground • Takeover VI • SummerSlam • Night of Champions • Live from Madison Square Garden • Takeover VII • Hell in a Cell • Survivor Series • TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs • Takeover VIII
|List of Brock Lesnar's Go To Hell Tour specials|
|WWE Live from Madison Square Garden • Stone Cold Podcast: Brock Lesnar • Hell in a Cell 2015|