Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way to the ring for the major announcement that Triple H mentioned earlier tonight.
Hunter says that it is a good night to be right. Stephanie appreciates Hunter’s comment. She says that as the Authority, they can make blockbuster announcements. Tonight is one of those nights.
She says that we have been waiting to see what happens with the WWE World Championship, but tonight, we finally find out. Stephanie brings out Dr. Joe Maroon.
He says that it would be detrimental to Daniel’s long term health to return too soon. Daniel will be re-evaluated to be brought back into the ring, but he is not cleared to wrestle this month.
Stephanie says that Daniel will not be able to compete at the Money in the Bank Pay Per View. Stephanie says that you cannot expect an A+ recovery from a B+ player.
Hunter says not to blame them. It is not the Daniel Bryan fan club, it is the WWE. This is a business. What is best for business is to have a champion who can actually defend his championship. Something your beloved Daniel Bryan cannot do at the Money in the Bank Pay Per View.
Stephanie says that they are officially stripping Daniel Bryan of his WWE World Championship.
Stephanie reminds everyone that she said it last week. If he cannot compete, their hand is forced and they have to do what is best for business. Stephanie says that her assistant tried to call Daniel earlier today. She gives her condolences to Daniel and her ungrateful Wife, who quit for nothing.
Stephanie says the show must go on, so for the first time ever, the WWE World Title will be determined in a ladder match at Money in the Bank. Stephanie says that there will be a series of qualifying matches, the first which happened on Smackdown (or on Raw like we saw it). The first man in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match is Alberto Del Rio.
Hunter says the second person in is Randy Orton because he deserves it. Hunter guarantees that at the Money in the Bank Pay Per View, we will crown a new WWE World Champion.
Hunter says that it is funny how people couldn’t wait to come to the buildings after Wrestlemania to rub it in their faces that Daniel Bryan pulled it off. It turns out that they were right all the time. Daniel Bryan is not WWE World Champion material.
Hunter and Stephanie say that this proves it and Daniel isn’t even here tonight. Hunter mentions that he said ‘Adapt or Perish’ so many times. You talked about how the Shield beat Evolution. Adapt or Perish. Seth Rollins adapted.
We take a look at what happened to The Shield last week on Raw.
Hunter says that he doesn’t know about all of you, but he believes in Seth Rollins. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, what is left of the once dominant Shield will wimper to the end. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, you will step into the ring in a six man tag match against Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, and Luke Harper. Hunter says that it might be tough to find a tag team partner in a locker room, they ran roughshod over for two years so it might be a handicap match.
You will witness history as the Shield wimpers into extinction.
We go to commercial.
Wade says that the people you step on going up are the same ones you see coming down. Anyone who tries to qualify tonight, he is afraid he’s got some bad news. Once he climbs to the top of that ladder and grab the WWE World Championship, mark his words. He is never ever coming back down.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Wade Barrett in a Non Title Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
They lock up and Sheamus backs Barrett into the corner but Barrett is able to get away. Barrett with a kick and forearm to the back. Barrett with punches and kicks followed by an Irish whip. Sheamus with a clothesline out of the corner followed by knee drops. Barrett with punches and a knee in the corner. Barrett with a head butt followed by a short arm clothesline.
Sheamus with a punch from the apron and he sets for the forearms on the apron but Barrett with a punch that knocks Sheamus off the apron. Barrett with a clothesline off the ring steps and Sheamus is down.
They return to the ring and Sheamus sends Barrett to the apron and it is time for some forearms to the chest. Sheamus with a suplex to bring him back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Sheamus misses a knee drop when Barrett moves. Barrett with a kick and he misses a clothesline but Sheamus with a Mick Foley cross body that sends both men over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the title belts that no longer belong to Daniel Bryan.
Barrett with a reverse chin lock and Sheamus with punches. Sheamus with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Barrett with a suplex where he starts on the turnbuckles for a near fall. Barrett goes to the turnbuckles but Sheamus gets his knees up and both men are down. Sheamus with two running double sledges followed by a running shoulder into the corner and the running knee lift and he goes for the running knee into the corner but Barrett gets his knee up. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker for a near fall. Sheamus goes up top but Barrett stops him. Sheamus punches Barrett and Sheamus leaps over Barrett and Barrett with the Blackpool Slam for a near fall.
Barrett gets Sheamus up for Wasteland but Sheamus with elbows. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick but he does not miss with a tilt-a-whirl power slam and Sheamus with a near fall. Sheamus looks around and then he pounds his chest for the Brogue Kick. Barrett rolls to the floor but Sheamus with a baseball slide. Sheamus goes up top and he misses a cross body and he hits the ringside barrier.
Sheamus is down while Barrett returns to the ring and the referee starts his count. Sheamus gets back in at nine. Barrett with Wasteland for a near fall. Barrett adjusts the pad for the Bullhammer and Sheamus gets up but Sheamus with White Noise for a near fall. Barrett and Sheamus exchange punches and then Sheamus punches Barrett from the apron. Barrett and Sheamus bump heads and Barrett kicks Sheamus while holding his arm. Barrett sends Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post two times.
Barrett punches and kicks Sheamus in the corner and the referee warns him. Barrett continues with the kicks and then Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.
Winner: Sheamus (Advances to Money in the Bank World Title Match)
After the match, Luke Harper says that they said that they were pariahs. Two discarded animals. Sometimes, sometimes, he gets those urges. Urges from a deep, dark place.
Bray says that every man has urges. But the true measure of a man is to admit them and to learn to control them. The Shield used to call themselves the most dominant force in our universe. Bray says that isn’t how he remembers it. They fell victim to the faults of man. Their greed and lust led them into the pit where they belong. Tonight, they will burn for it.
Bray says that he is reborn and their bond can never be broken and his urges can never be satisfied.
Erick tells us to Follow the Buzzards.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for Lana to walk the stage as only she can before she does the Russian Rear View pose.
Lana says the best way to compare superpowers of the world is to look at its leaders. The United States is lead by a man who oozes weakness. He is what you call, a sissy. He is what they call, a girly man. Just look at the man who leads your ‘U-S-A’.
Now, behold the leader of the great nation of Russia, Vladimir Putin. He is strong. He is virile. He is a man among men. Putin will CRUSH your President Obama.
Now that the frailty of your leader is revealed, it is a matter of time before the strength of your nation gives out before it is replaced by Russia.
Match Number Two: Rusev (with Lana) versus Zack Ryder
Rusev pushes Ryder into the corner and he connects with a head butt and forearms to the back. Rusev with a forearm to the back of the head. Ryder with punches but Rusev pushes Ryder into the corner. Ryder with knees in the corner but Rusev with a leaping thrust kick. Lana gives the safe word and Rusev stomps on the back and he applies the Accolade and Ryder taps out.
After the match, Rusev gets his medal back and a Russian flag hangs from the rafters.
We go to commercial.
Before the match starts, Cody watches the monitor in the back.
Match Number Three: Ryback and Curtis Axel versus Goldust and R Truth
Ryback with punches to Truth followed by shoulders in the corner. Axel tags in and Ryback and Axel double team Truth. Axel with a drop kick. Ryback tags in and they hit a double suplex and Ryback gets a near fall. Ryback with a head butt and Axel tags in. Ryback accidentally hits Axel and Goldust tags in. Goldust with clotheslines and a drop down uppercut and reverse atomic drop.
Goldust with a boot to the head but Axel with an Irish whip. Goldust with a power slam and then Goldust punches Ryback. Goldust goes up top for a cross body as Cody watches in the back. Axel with an Irish whip but Goldust with a kick followed by a Code Gold. Ryback throws Truth over the top rope but Goldust with a spinebuster to Ryback.
Axel with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Curtis Axel and Ryback
Layla is in the make up room and she insults people from Minneapolis. They have no appreciation for the fine arts. She asks for smudge proof lipstick but Summer pours something on Layla and she attacks her.
We go to commercial.
We are back and 3MB are in the ring. Heath has a mic and he says that The Shield was supposed to be out here to talk. They don’t come out here just to talk . . .
The Shield’s music plays and Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose come to the ring and it may be known as The Day the Music Died.
Ambrose and Slater square off while Mahal and McIntyre go after Reigns. Reigns sends Mahal to the floor and he follows. Ambrose sends Slater to the floor. Drew with a head butt to Reigns but Ambrose flies in and attacks Drew. Drew is sent into the Roberts Cubicle. Mahal is sent into the ringside barrier. Ambrose goes after Drew while Slater goes up the ramp.
Reigns hits Slater with a spear (assuming that is what happened because the cameras missed it).
Roman and Dean return to the ring and Dean has something to say, after he takes some deep breaths.
Dean says the Shield was untouchable. They will go down in the history books as one of the greatest groups ever. They dominated the WWE. They beat everybody, including Evolution.
They had a cancer inside them, and that cancer’s name was Seth Rollins. History is full of people like you Seth. Everyone knows someone like you Seth. A guy who would stab his brother in the back. A suckup who would sell his soul to the Authority. When he gets his opportunity to rearrange his face, and he will. Your nose will be someone else on your face, by your ear. He means one ear because that is all that will be left. He will rip out his hair and break all of his teeth.
Seth, you are scum, and he is looking forward to hearing what Seth has to say. He wants Seth to come out and lie through your teeth. He wants to hear Triple H’s words coming out of your mouth. He will listen and then they will beat the hell out of you.
Roman takes the mic and he says that Seth committed the most unforgivable sin. You are the scum of the Earth. There are things you don’t do in life. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t piss in the wind, and you don’t stab your brothers in the back. The other parts of the problem are Randy Orton and Triple H.
Orton thinks that he is the face of the company, but when he is done with Orton, he will be the ass. Then he will go after Triple H, the King of Kings. They will have their own Game of Thrones.
We see Seth Rollins in the back watching on the Cody Rhodes monitor.
Michael Cole says that people wanted to know why Seth Rollins did what he did, but Seth did not speak on Smackdown. Tonight, Michael will talk to Seth.
Match Number Four: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Fandango (with Layla El) and Damien Sandow (with his rhythmic gymnastics ribbon)
Fandango and Jimmy start things off and Fandango with a hammer lock but Jimmy with a reversal into a side head lock. Fandango with a shoulder tackle and Fandango dances. Fandango with a cartwheel and he turns into a reverse atomic drop and Jimmy with an uppercut.
Sandow tags back in and he does the basic positions. Sandow with a side head lock and take down on Jey. Jey with a wrist lock but Sandow with a forearm. Sandow dances around and he turns into a leaping thrust kick and he sends Fandango to the apron. Jimmy with a super kick. Jimmy tags in and he goes up top for the Superfly Splash and the three count.
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
After the match, The Usos mock Fandango and Layla, even if the cameramen don’t want us to see it.
We go to commercial.
Before our next match, Bo Dallas has something to say. He knows that Daniel Bryan is watching this at home. He has a lot of anger inside. There is only one way that Daniel can come back stronger than ever. It has nothing to do with what the doctors say. The secret to his recovery is to BOLIEVE.
Match Number Five: Xavier Woods versus Bo Dallas
They lock up and Bo with a waist lock and Woods with a standing switch. Bo with a standing switch into a side head lock. Woods with a fireman’s carry and he mocks Bo, but does not do the victory lap. Bo with a wrist lock and Woods with a reversal but Bo with a shot to the midsection and he celebrates. Bo with a back elbow and he holds on to Woods’ arm and connects with another back elbow. Bo with a short arm clothesline and Bo celebrates.
Bo says that Woods is doing his best and Woods with punches. Bo misses punches and Woods with a forearm and a running forearm. Woods goes into the corner and Bo sends Woods to the apron. Woods with a springboard move from the turnbuckles and Bo stops him with a spear. Bo with the BoDog and he gets the three count.
Winner: Bo Dallas
After the match, Bo does a victory lap as he celebrates going 6-0.
We go to commercial.
Coverage Continues on Next Page