Welcome to WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2014! Check out out staff predictions in the Rasslin Roundtable
Pre-show hosts were Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley and Paul Heyman
The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) w/Xavier Woods vs. Gold & Star Dust
Match went surprisingly long. The New Day won with their new combo finisher called “The Midnight Hour”.
Winners: New Day
PPV proper begins. The hosts are JBL, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.
WWE Intercontinental Title Ladder Match
Luke Harper (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler got a huge pop. Staredown to start and match broke down quickly, moving to the floor. Harper got the first ladder very early too. Hard ladder spot and Harper is broken open on his arm. Soon after Ziggler got busted open hardway on his forehead too, which did bring out medics. A few really well done near win spots at the end, including one where Ziggler just about had the title before Harper knocked him off. As Harper pulled Ziggler down, Ziggler did a stunner or something and spiked Harper. Ziggler climbed the ladder for the belt and the win.
Winner and NEW IC Champion: Ziggler
Action figure commercial.
Tribute to the Troops commercial
WWE Tag Team Titles
The Miz & Damien Mizdow (c) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
Backstage from the pre-show, Miz and Mizdown talk to Naomi about Hollywood opportunities and such. Mizdow is way over with the crowd. Back and forth for a bit, one of the Usos got a leg lock submission of some kind and the announcers noted that he was more intense in this match. Uso goes to the top rope for a superfly splash, but Miz rolls out of the ring. He goes to grab the titles and leave. An Uso flies over the top at Miz and Mizdow, but Miz hits him with a Slammy for the DQ.
Winners (by DQ): The Usos
On the floor, Miz and Mizdow set up the second Uso for a Slammy shot as well. Then Miz and Mizdown take turns posing with the belts.
Backstage Byron Saxton interviews Seth Rollins w/Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury. He is here to avenge the Authority. He doesnt even have to pin or submit Cena, he just has to put him through a table.
The Big Show vs. “Big Red” Erick Rowan
This should be awful. Brawling just begins on the floor. Show has control and tosses Rowan into the ring. He undoes the STAIRS and goes to use them, but Rowan regroups. There are tons of additional stairs in the aisleway as well. Back and forth they walk, plodding and walking. One spot near the end had Rowan go to the top rope with stairs and go to fly onto Show who was laid out on stairs. However, Show moved. The finish happened when Show did the knockout punch to the back of the head, and then pinned him under stairs for the pin.
Winner: Big Show
Long Cena/Rollins/Authority video package.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
Paul Heyman comes down first and stands at ringside for the match. Match starts out with the story that Rollins’ security team makes the match 3 on 1. Finally after the first half the of the match is over, the ref is knocked out and all the overbooking begins. During the ref bump, Cena gives Rollins the AA through a table. He won! But there is no ref! Noble and Mercury return, take out Cena, and clean the table pieces out of the ring. Rollins works over Cena, then they move to the apron, where they are near two tables set up on the floor. They go through the tables together and the match is presumably over as a draw. Three refs argue, but the main ref, back up, says the match must continue! Match resumes. Big Show comes out and then punches Cena in the gut a couple of times (but not the face) and lumbers around. Suddenly The Shield music plays and Roman Reigns returns to WWE through the crowd. Huge pop. He hits a superman punch and then spears Big Show through a table in the corner. Cena recovers and hits AA on Rollins through the table. Ugh.
Why do a ref bump/visual pin and then also a real pin?
The match no one in the world wants to see – Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena is a go for Royal Rumble 2015.
Backstage Byron Saxton interviews Nikki Bella, backed up by Brie. Byron asks Brie about the problems, she just says she’s sick of being asked about it and that blood is thicker than water.
WWE Divas Title
Nikki Bella (c) w/Brie vs. AJ Lee
AJ got a nice pop but not a lot of CM Punk chants if any. Nikki keeps going to the floor in the match beginning so AJ follows. Back and forth in the ring. Brie interferred throughout the match to help her sister. AJ gets Shining Wizard but Brie puts Nikki’s foot on the rope. The ref sees this and bans Brie. However, Nikki then uses a MYSTERY SPRAY and blinds AJ allowing her to get the Rack Attack for the pin.
Backstage, Bryon Saxton interviews Roman Reigns. He is back and made an impact and next up is the Rumble.
Kane vs. Ryback
They both have a chair to start and hit the chairs like swords once then toss them aside. Ryback takes control early and goes for the chair but Kane gets it. Ryback does a neat spot where he does three consecutive splashes off the middle rope. Kane clothlined Ryback at one point as he was seated in a chair. Finish sees Ryback uses a chair many times on a fallen Kane and gets the pin.
Announcers talk about Chris Jericho returning to Raw to be GM tomorrow.
WWE US Title Match
Rusev (c) w/Lana vs. Jack Swagger
Match starts out and within about 1 minute, Rusev locks in the Accolade. Then the ref is about to call the match off, but Swagger comes to life and gets the Patriot Lock on Rusev. He kicks out of it and flees to the floor. Comes back in, and quickly gets the Accolade again. This time, Swagger passes out and Rusev wins and retains.
After the match, the Russian flag comes down as Rusev celebrates.
Long video package to set up Bray vs Dean.
Tables, Ladders & Chairs
Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose
Lilian Garcia announced Bray Wyatt. Then Dean Ambrose attacked and the match begin with brawling near the panel table. Alex Riley had to flee! Match moved to the ring. Ambrose went to the floor and got 2 kendo sticks. He tossed one to the side and then whacked Bray, including a couple times it seemed unprotected to the head. Brawling match went back and forth. Dean put Bray through a table, then again, but was too hurt to get Bray into the ring for a pin. Wyatt pops up and hits Sister Abigail for 2. Then Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds for 2. Match moved to the floor and Ambrose put Bray through the Spanish Announce Table with a huge top rope elbow from the ring, which got a Holy Shit chant from the crowd. Both were down. They finally moved back into the ring. The finish saw Dean Ambrose grab a monitor that was still wired. He pulled it and went to attack Bray with it, but it didnt give. Then Dean pulled the monitor again and it kind of exploded, temporarily blinding Ambrose. Bray took advantage, hits Sister Abigail and got the pin.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
The post-game show saw Renee Young joined again by Booker T, Alex Riley and Paul Heyman
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