Airdate: Monday, September 16th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
Results by H. Winston
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We are live in Cleveland, Ohio! The show kicks off with Daniel Bryan YES'ing to the ring. Yeah, it's a legit verb in the WWE. He says there are a lot of things he would like to say, and goes off on a YES rant. Enter Triple H. He says that Bryan's victory is tainted and would like to bring out the official from last night's match, Scott Armstrong. Triple H wants to show footage from last night's match, highlighting how quickly Armstrong counted Orton out compared to his normal count. When given a chance to explain himself, Armstrong simply said "It was a fast count, I don't know." Triple H says he has never seen Armstrong make such a mistake before. Triple H thinks there is more to the picture. Triple H thinks he hears Armstrong say, "They've got us," to Bryan. Triple H asks Armstrong to leave and decides to vacate the title due to Bryan conspiring with an official. Bryan refuses to hand over the title. Triple H reminds Bryan that he has disgraced the WWE, along with his family.
Enter Randy Orton, who looks pretty upset. Triple H tells him to calm down and says that he will handle the situation. Triple H again asks for the title, but Bryan still refuses. He yells NO! which leads to Orton delivering an RKO to Bryan. Triple H takes the title and leaves the arena.
Triple H and Stephanie are arguing backstage. Orton walks up and demands his title back. Stephanie gets in Orton's face and says that until Orton can find the ruthless Orton of old, they may be in search of a new face for the WWE.
Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler
Dolph is backed into a corner but fights out of it. Dolph ducks a clothesline from Ambrose, jumps on him and goes crazy with a flurry of fists. Ziggler locks in a sleeper on Ambrose, Ambrose counters and locks in a sleeper of his own. Ambrose throws Ziggler hard into the corner, sending Ziggler over the corner and out to ringside. Back from commercial, Ambrose has Ziggler in a leglock. Ziggler breaks out but gets thrown over the rope, hanging on the apron. Ambrose pulls Ziggler in and sets him up on the top rope. After scratching into Ziggler's back, Ambrose hits a superplex. Ambrose lifts Ziggler up but Ziggler counters it into a huge DDT. Ambrose is hit by a dropkick as soon as he gets up, then a series elbow drops. Ziggler attempts to splash Ambrose in the corner, Ambrose sidesteps and throws Ziggler to the mat by his trunks. Ambrose prepares for his finisher, Dolph counters and hits zig zag for the 3-count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Backstage, Maddox confirms with Triple H that Bryan will be facing Roman Reigns later tonight. Stephanie also continues to scold Big Show, telling him to stay in the office unless called upon. Big Show complied, "Yes Mrs. McMahon."
Fandango vs R Truth
Truth begins the match by mocking Fandango. Truth hits a hard fist to Fandango's jaw followed by a hip toss. Fandango dives at Truth, Truth grabs him and tosses him through the ropes to the outside. Fandango grabs Truth and throws him into the corner, 2-count. Truth jumps up and connects a leg to Fandango's face. Fandango goes high and hits his leg drop on Truth for the 3-count.
Dusty Rhodes enters the arena. He says he is not here as the American dream tonight, but as Virgil Runnels tonight. He's raised a family of two good men, saying that the love of your children can help you get through the tough times. This is not about Dusty, it's about Cody's job. Having two sons you love with all of your heart is best for business. Dusty says he is here to get Cody's job back. Dusty tells Stephanie to come to the ring, and get on with this business proposition.
Stephanie says that Dusty's words were beautiful. She says that the firing of Cody has been weighing on her heart along with Triple H's. She has brought something for Cody and his bride. Stephanie says that Cody can have his job back, or, Goldust can have a job. The choice is for Dusty to make. Dusty asks if Stephanie only feeds her favorite daughter at the breakfast table. Stephanie says that this is so typical for Dusty to make this all about himself. Dusty tells Stephanie to go to hell, causing Stephanie to call out the Shield. She says this hardly seems fair, and calls out the Big Show to even the ground. Stephanie says that since Dusty couldn't decide on which of his sons could have a job, he can choose now to either be dismembered by the Shield or to be knocked out by the Big Show. Stephanie decides for him, choosing the Big Show. He doesn't want to to it, so Stephanie calls upon the Shield. Big Show stops them and decides to do the dirty deed himself. He tells Dusty that he is sorry and knocks him out, but catches him before he falls and lays him on the mat. Dusty is taken out of the ring on a stretcher as Big Show looks on.
Honestly I don't even know who was in the match; neither team was formally announced. Every diva was out at the ring, though, including AJ and Natalya on commentary. Natalya's headset was not working, so she got to borrow the Jerry's. Brie got the pin to win it for her team. There are just too many tags and too many things going on to write this kind of thing out. After the match, AJ and Natalya had a staredown.
Damien Sandow vs Rob Van Dam
Sandow plows Van Dam into the corner, Sandow fights out and hits a sweep. Van Dam goes for rolling thunder but Sandow counters by raising his knees. Van Dam springs off of the ropes and kicks Sandow in the face. Van Dam goes high and hits the frog splash for the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
Triple H is talking to Armstrong backstage. He tells Armstrong that referees in this business have to have integrity. He... (Continues on next page)