perhaps she will not be champion much longer.
Fandango vs Santino Marella
Fandango locks Santino in an abdominal stretch, while slapping Santino on his side. Santino breaks out and dodges Fandango's clothesline with a split, followed by a clothesline of his own. Santino preps for the cobra, but is distracted by Summer Rae, resulting in Fandango hitting a leg drop from the top rope for the victory.
CM Punk comes out to a huge ovation wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey. He says that the crowd ruined his perfect bad mood. Punk knows that he let everyone down at Night of Champions. It will go down in the books that Punk lost to Paul Heyman. Punk ponders if he is worthy enough to perform in front of the best crowd in the world. Punk speaks of how the Blackhawks came back from being down 3 to 1 to win the cup. Punk says that that is the Chicago way and the crowd loves it.
Heyman rolls out on his chair, singing. Heyman says that Punk shouldn't feel at fault for his loss. It's geography at fault. Punk is from Chicago, a city full of second-class people. Punk says he's not stupid and he knows how it will go down when Punk goes after Heyman. Can Heyman's two goons get to Punk faster than Punk can get to Heyman? Even if it's two seconds, Punk says that is all he will need to rip Heyman's face off. Heyman attempts to leave but his chair is not functioning. Punk realizes this and charges for Heyman, but is attacked by Axel and Ryback soon after. Punk gets in a few good shots but can't keep them both down. Ryback overpowers Punk and throws him through a table.
Every diva is in the ring. I'm not sure why, because only four of them were involved in the match. I'm also not even sure how the teams were divided. The match ended with Brie Bella hitting a facebuster on AJ Lee and getting the pinfall victory.
Winner: Brie Bella (and her team?)
Daniel Bryan comes out to the ring. Bryan says that he's not the smartest person, but doesn't think you need to fast count someone who is already knocked out. Bryan says he doesn't know what happened Night of Champions and doesn't care, because what is done is done. He doesn't care whether nice Orton or the vicious Orton shows up at Battleground, because Bryan is going to get his title back either way. Bryan says that one word will be etched in the back of Orton's head, and that word is this (can you guess?): YES
The Shield begin making their way to the ring. Just as they get over the barricade, they are attacked by two guys, revealed to be Cody Rhodes and Goldust, and are escorted out of the arena by security.
11 on 3 handicapped match vs The Shield
Jimmy Uso starts off vs Rollins, gets a few hits in then tags in Ziggler. Ziggler is driven into the corner of the Shield. The Shield alternate turns, wearing Ziggler down with a slow-paced offense. Ziggler hits a dropkick on Ambrose and tags in RVD. Van Dam goes for rolling thnder on Ambrose but Ambrose avoids it. Van Dam tries to bull rush Van Dam in the corner, Ambrose avoids it and scores a pinfall. Van Dam is eliminated. 10-3
Back from commercial, the Shield is working on Kofi. Ambrose scores a pinfall on Kofi. 9-3
Oneil enters the ring, Reigns is tagged in. There's a bit of a staredown before Oneil is forced into the corner of the Shield. Oneil fights out of the corner, attempts to kick Reigns, Reigns ducks and hits a spear, 3-count. 8-3
Justin Gabriel enters the ring to be immediately speared, 3-count. 7-3.
Zack Ryder gets a little offense but is speared as well, 3-count. 6-3
Daniel Bryan enters the ring, kicking Reigns left and right. Bryan hits a double dropkick on Ambrose and Rollins in the corner, then a running dropkick on Reigns. An Uso is tagged in and lands a kick to the face of Reigns. The other Uso lands a frog splash, 3-count. 6-2
Back from commercial, the Shield is wearing down Darren Young. Darren Young attempts to pin Ambrose in a rollup but fails to notice that Ambrose tagged in Rollins. Rollins hits Young with a knee to the head from the top rope as Young was attempting to pin Ambrose. Rollins scores the pinfall, Young is eliminated. 5-2
Ziggler wins the battle against Ambrose with zig zag, 3-count. 5-1
Rollins is the last remaining Shield member. Rollins lifts Ziggler up for a slam but Ziggler counters it into a DDT. Truth enters the match for the first time and manages to get in some offense before having his head stomped to the ground by Rollins. Truth is eliminated. 4-1
Bryan organizes a team attack against Rollins. Ambrose tries to help but is taken out by Ziggler. Reigns runs out but is met by two simultaneous kicks from the Usos, sending him ringside. The Usos launch over the rope onto Ambrose and Reigns. Bryan has control of Rollins, hitting the running knee that took out Cena and Orton in their respective matches. Bryan scores the pinfall victory to close out the show.
Credit: H. Winston