Event: WWE Roadblock Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Location: The PPG Paints Arena (Formerly CONSOL Energy Center) in Pittsburgh, PA
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show opens with a video package focusing on Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Title and Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for the WWE RAW Women’s Title.
WWE RAW Tag Team Champions The New Day are out first to kick off the show. Big E is confused by the title of this show mixing it up with another “block” word when it comes to a girls friend preventing you from getting business done. Xavier Woods brings up New Day reaching the milestone of becoming the longest running tag team champions in history. Kofi Kingston runs down Sheamus and Cesaro aka “Swing Low, Swiss Chariot.”
WWE RAW Tag Team Championships Match
The New Day (c’s) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
We start with Kofi Kingston and Cesaro. Cesaro with an immediate dropkick and then a series of uppercuts. Kofi catches Cesaro with a boot in the corner. Cesaro catches Kofi during a cross body attempt. Kofi with a monkey flip on Cesaro who lands on his feet. Kofi lands on his feet during a monkey flip by Cesaro. Kofi avoids a Cesaro Swing and Sheamus with a clothesline to Kofi with the referee distracted. Sheamus gets the tag and stomps away. Cesaro gets the tag and stomps over Kofi. Quick tag back to Sheamus who launches himself in over the top rope catching Kofi with a shoulder block. Kofi with a jawbreaker and Sheamus takes out Big E to prevent a tag. Sheamus and Cesaro with a series of shots to Kofi and Cesaro gets the tag tossing up Kofi up and catching him with an uppercut on the way down. Cesaro gets a two count. Sheamus gets the tag and is tossed out by Kofi. Kofi avoids forearms to the chest and tags in Big E. Big E with his spear on Sheamus through the second rope! Big E tosses Sheamus back in, hits the ropes and splashes over Sheamus for a two count. Sheamus drops Big E back first over the ropes, misses a Brogue Kick and Big E counters into a powerbomb for a two count. Sheamus with a version of White Noise with help from Cesaro as Cesaro gets the tag on Big E. Cesaro with a spinning corkscrew uppercut off the ropes catching Big E! Cesaro is setting up Big E for the Cesaro Swing. Sheamus accidentally takes out Cesaro due to Kofi. Woods with a kick to the face of Cesaro from the ring apron. Big Ending on Cesaro. Cesaro kicks out! Big E can’t believe it. Cesaro dumps Big E out. Cesaro with a top rope huricanrana on Kofi. Brogue Kick on Big E on the outside. Cesaro with the Cesaro Swing on Kofi. Cesaro with a Sharpshooter on Kofi. Woods distracts the referee as Kofi was tapping out. Cesaro breaks the hold and gets in the face of the referee. Kofi attempts a small package. Cesaro counters, lifts Kofi up in a vertical suplex and then drops him down with a Neutralizer. Big E breaks up the pinfall. Cesaro takes out Big E leaping over the top rope. We are left with Sheamus and Kofi in the ring. Woods pushes Kofi out of the way and eats a Brogue Kick. Kofi with an S.O.S. on Sheamus and Sheamus kicks out. Kofi with the Trouble in Paradise on Cesaro. Cesaro is not the legal man. Sheamus dives in and rolls up Kofi to get the pinfall. We have new tag champions.
Winners and new WWE RAW Tag Team Champions: Sheamus and Cesaro
After the match, we see The New Day clutching the tag team titles in the corner. They get up and hand them over to Cesaro. Cesaro embraces New Day. Sheamus sees this, pulls away both tag team titles and celebrates up on the corner.
During a replay, we see that Sheamus and Cesaro faked out Kofi Kingston with Sheamus pretending to tag in Cesaro. This helped setup the finish.
Backstage, Charly Caruso is with WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens. She talks about New Day just losing the titles and if that could happen tonight with him. Kevin Owens says he doesn’t care about The New Day and some record. “I’m better than the New Day. I’m better than Cesaro and Sheamus. And I’m sure as hell better than Roman Reigns.” Chris Jericho walks up and Owens has a present in his hand. Owens says what happened on Monday night wasn’t his fault and says they should be tag team champions right now. Jericho goes to walk away and Owens pulls him back. Owens wants to make it up to him. He opens up a holiday box and inside is a holiday scarf. Jericho throws it back at him.
A promo for the Royal Rumble on January 29 airs on the WWE Network.
10 Minute Time Limit
Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn
The referee calls for the bell and the countdown begins at 10:00 minutes. Commentary reminds us that Sami just has to survive the length of time to win. Zayn with a quick chop to Strowman in the corner. Zayn with a huricanrana sending Strowman to the ropes and then catches him with a dropkick. Zayn with right hands to Strowman in the corner. Strowman grabs Zayn and tosses him across the ring. Strowman with a big splash in the corner on Zayn. Zayn rolls out of the ring and Strowman with a shot to the chest of Zayn. Back inside, Strowman kicks Zayn in the gut and chokes him against the second rope. Strowman with more shots to the chest of Zayn. Strowman chokes Zayn again on the second rope using his knee. Strowman charges and Zayn pulls down the top rope sending him over. Zayn launches himself over the top rope. Strowman catches Zayn and drops him face first off the ring apron. Strowman tosses Zayn back in at the 6:50 mark. Strowman with another splash in the corner and follows it up with a big clothesline on Zayn. Strowman avoids pinning Zayn right away as Zayn fires off a chop to his chest. Strowman levels Zayn with a big clothesline. Strowman starts smiling as Zayn recovers in the corner. Strowman with a forearm to the jaw of Zayn as he gets back up. Strowman with a huge forearm to the chest of Zayn as he yells at Zayn to stay down. Strowman with a scoop slam on Zayn. Strowman follows that up with another big clothesline on Zayn. We then see Mick Foley walking down the ramp with a white towel in his hand. Strowman tosses Zayn out of the ring in front of Foley. Strowman yells at Foley to throw the towel or he will keep going. Foley tells Zayn no one will doubt his courage. Zayn is pleading with Foley to not throw the towel in. Zayn grabs the towel and throws it away. “Not like that,” says Zayn. Strowman with a huge blow to the back of Zayn’s head. Strowman charges and Zayn moves out of the way. Strowman hits the post head on. We have 1:30 left in the match. Strowman again charges and he plows through the timekeepers barricade area when Zayn moves out of the way again. We have 45 seconds left as Strowman gets back in the ring with Zayn. Strowman hits the corner shoulder first when Zayn moves. Zayn is up top, jumps and catches Strowman with a cross body. Strowman power kicks out and tosses Zayn out of the ring. 10 seconds remain as Zayn connects with his Helluva Kick in the corner. The time expires. Zayn survives.