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2015

Royal Rumble 2015

2015-01-25, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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  1. The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) def. New Age Outlaws ("Road Dogg" Jesse James & "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn)
    Outlaws started out the match strong, dominating The Ascension, but once The Ascension get in to the match, it doesn't take long until Konnor pins Billy Gunn.
  2. Tagteam championship:
    The Usos (Jimmy & Jay) (ch) def. The Miz & Damien Mizdow
    As usual, Miz gets booed and Mizdow, playing his stunt double echoing all he does, is cheered. The Miz refused to tag him in, eventually causing him to lose the match. Jimmy Uso pins The Miz for the victory.
  3. Nikki Bella (Divas champion) & Brie Bella def. Natalya & Paige
    Natalya and Paige displayed a well-timed technical tagteam style, despite not having teamed together for very long. The match turned when the Bellas managed to isolate their opponents, allowing Nikki to pin Natalya.
  4. Triple threat match, WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Brock Lesnar [w/Paul Heyman] (ch) def. Seth Rollins [w/Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble], John Cena
    Rollins early on try to run away to avoid punishment, leaving Cena to take many of Lesnar's German suplexes. Lesnar takes three AA's in a row from Cena and a Curb stomp from Rollins, but Rollins break Cena's pin and Cena Rollins'. At one point Rollins drove an elbow drop from the top rope onto Lesnar who was lying on he Spanish announce table. With Lesnar out, Rollins and Cena fought it out, until Lesnar managed to get back into the ring, pinning Rollins after an F-5.
  5. The Royal Rumble:
    Elim. Ent. #Ent. Name By
    1 1 3The MizBubba Ray Dudley (3)
    2 2 3R-TruthBubba Ray Dudley (3)
    3 3 5Bubba Ray DudleyBray Wyatt (5)
    4 6 6Curtis AxelSee below
    5 4 6Luke HarperBray Wyatt (5) & Erick Rowan
    6 7 7The BoogeymanBray Wyatt (5)
    7 8 8Sin CaraBray Wyatt (5)
    8 9 9Zack RyderBray Wyatt (5)
    91213Tyson KiddDaniel Bryan (10)
    101415Diamond Dallas PageRusev (15)
    111115FandangoRusev (15)
    121015Daniel BryanBray Wyatt (5)
    131818Adam RoseRusev (15)
    141718Kofi KingstonRusev (15)
    151619GoldustRoman Reigns (19)
    161319StardustRoman Reigns (19)
    172121Damien MizdowRusev (5)
    182626Titus O'NeilRoman Reigns (19) & Dean Ambrose (25)
    192028Big ERusev (15)
    202329RybackKane (24) & Big Show (29)
    212229Jack SwaggerBig Show (29)
    222730Bad News Barrett (IC champion)Dolph Ziggler (30)
    232830CesaroDolph Ziggler (30)
    243030Dolph ZigglerKane (24) & Big Show (29)
    25 530Bray WyattKane (24) & Big Show (29)
    262530Dean AmbroseKane (24) & Big Show (29)
    272430KaneRoman Reigns (19)
    282930Big ShowRoman Reigns (19)
    291530Rusev (US champion)Roman Reigns (19)
    19Roman Reigns

    Winner: Roman Reigns (19).
    With Harper and Wyatt alone in the ring, Curtis Axel is about to enter when Erick Rowan attacks him and enters the ring. He is thrown out by Bray Wyatt, together with Luke Harper. As Adam Rose enters with the Rosebuds, Kingston is thrown out, caught by the Rosebuds and thrown back in to the ring. As Mizdow was about to enter the ring, The Miz came to claim the spot as his own, despite already having been eliminated. As Reigns eliminates Kane & Big Show, the bell is rung, and Kane and Big Show immediately returns, attacking him. The Rock comes attacking both of them. Rusev had however not left the match, just rolled out below the top rope. He re-enters, but is quickly eliminated by Reigns. Roman Reigns wins the Royal Rumble match, to get a guaranteed title shot at WrestleMania 31.

Fastlane

2015-02-22, Fedex Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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  1. Six-man tagteam match:
    Big Show & Kane & Seth Rollins [w/Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble] def. Doph Ziggler & Erick Rowan & Ryback
    Despite the size of several of the participants, this was quite a fast-paced match with a lot of action. Ziggler tried to pin Kane, but as Kane had him over the ring ropes, Big Show delivered a punch that knocked him out, allowing Kane to get a pinfall victory. Kane and friends continued attacking Ziggler after the match, until Randy Orton came out, chasing them away.
  2. Goldust def. Stardust
    This brother-versus-brother match the fans were chanting "Cody", much to the dismay of Stardust who doesn't want to acknowledge that identity. After a hard-fought math, Goldust eventually manages to roll up Stardust to get a pinfall victory.
  3. Tagteam championship:
    Cesaro & Tyson Kidd [w/Natalya] def. The Usos (Jimmy & Jay) (ch) [w/Naomi]
    Cesaro and Tyson kept attacking Jimmy's left leg, for instance with Cesaro applying the Cesaro swing on only that leg. Both teams had several near-pins on each other, until Kidd locks Jimmy in the sharpshooter. Jay breaks the hold, but Tyson manages to pin him shortly afterwards, grabbing the worked leg, to win the titles.
  4. Divas championship:
    Nikki Bella [w/Brie Bella] (ch) def. Paige
    Nikki rolls up Paige to retain the championship, grabbing her tights to make sure she doesn't kick out.
  5. Intercontinental championship:
    Bad News Barrett (ch) def. Dean Ambrose (DQ)
    This match was a brawl from the start to the end. Barrett attempts applies his Wasteland slam, but Ambrose kicks out. Barrett retrieves the belt and tries to walk out, but Ambrose takes him back in the ring. Ambrose is disqualified when he attacks Barrett in the ring ropes. Barrett retains the title, but Ambrose takes the belt and walks out.
  6. US championship:
    Rusev [w/Lana] (ch) def. John Cena (subm)
    The two powerhouses collided, with Rusev unsuccessfully trying to knock out Cena and go for an early pin. Cena went for the STF lock, but was also unsuccessful. They kept beating each other until Rusev locks the Accolade for the second time and the referee stops the match.
  7. Winner will face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania:
    Roman Reigns def. Daniel Bryan
    Bryan, returning from an injury, challenged Reigns for the championship #1 contendership Reigns won at Royal Rumble. Bryan had Reigns down on several occasions, but Reigns kept fighting back. Roman speared Bryan to get a pinfall and go on to the title match at WrestleMania.

WrestleMania XXXI

2015-03-29, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California, USA

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  1. Intercontinental championship, Ladder match:
    Daniel Bryan def. Bad News Barrett (ch), Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, Luke Harper, R-Truth, Dean Ambrose
    Seven men with ladders means chaos, with everyone attacking everyone else. Stardust had his own ladder full of stars, but that didn't help too well. Harper climbed several ladders, once with Ziggler holding him in a sleeper hold. After exchanging head-butts on top of the ladder with Dolph Ziggler, Bryan manages to capture the title belt to win the match.
  2. Randy Orton def. Seth Rollins [w/Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble]
    Noble and Mercury tried to interfere, so Orton double-DDT'ed them from the ring apron. Noble and Mercury returned. Orton RKOs both, but Rollins take advantage, curb stomping Orton but fails to get a pinfall. After countering a second curb stomp into an RKO, Orton gets a pinfall victory.
  3. No disqualification, no count-out:
    Triple H def. Sting
    Sting locks Triple H in a Scorpion deathlock when the DX team comes in, distracting Sting enough for Triple H to break the hold. Triple H pedigree's Sting, but only gets a two-count. Triple H gets a sledgehammer, when the original NWO comes out. After a Scorpion drop, Sting locks him in a deathlock again. Shawn Michaels comes up, superkicking Sting. After several attempts, Triple H finally manages to get a pinfall over Sting.
  4. Paige & AJ Lee def. Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie) (subm.)
    The Bellas start out dominating the match, knocking AJ out of the match early on. With Paige taking out Brie outside the ring, AJ locks the Black Widow on Nikki to win by submission.
  5. US championship: John Cena def. Rusev (ch) [w/Lana]
    The two men started out trading blows and pin attempts. Rusev locked Cena in the Accolade submission hold, but Cena managed to break it, instead locking Rusev in the STF. Rusev kicked out, but Cena managed to get Rusev into the Attitude Adjustment to get a pinfall victory.
  6. Undertaker def. Bray Wyatt
    Undertaker returned in his first match after being defeated in last year's Wrestlemania, looking early on to be in better shape than for a long time. Wyatt soon picks up and starts dominating the match, but failed to get a pinfall. Undertaker eventually tombstoned Wyatt to get a pinfall victory.
  7. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (ch) [w/Paul Heyman]
    Lesnar immediately begins an impressive offense, against which Reigns is completely helpless. Lesnar continues to dominate Reigns, delivering numerous German suplexes. Reigns refused to give up, and kept fighting back. After three Superman punches, Reigns hits two spears but only gets a two-count. Lesnar hits a F5. With both men down, Seth Rollins appears in the ring, wanting to cash in his Money in the Bank contract, making the match a triple threat.
  8. WWE World heavyweight championship, triple threat match:
    Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar (ch) [w/Paul Heyman]
    Lesnar has Rollins in a fireman's carry when he is speared by Reigns. Rollins curb stomps Reigns, and pins him to win the title under triple threat rules.

Extreme Rules

2015-04-26, Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  1. Chicago street fight:
    Dean Ambrose def. Luke Harper
    Harper and Ambrose goes backstage, with Harper getting in to a car and driving off with Ambrose jumping in through the window. They returned after the tagteam championship match, returning to the ring, where Ambrose pinned Harper after Dirty Deeds.
  2. Kiss me arse match:
    Dolph Ziggler def. Sheamus
    Ziggler reverses a pin attempt from Sheamus with a quick roll-up to steal the victory. Instead of kissing Ziggler's ass, Sheamus attacked him and had him kiss his ass anyway.
  3. WWE tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) [w/Xavier Woods] def. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (ch) [w/Natalya]
    Cesaro was busy ridding the ring side of New Day members, when Kingston quickly rolls him up, getting a pinfall and winning the titles.
  4. US championship, Russian chain match:
    John Cena (ch) def. Rusev [w/Lana]
    To win, you need to touch all four turnbuckles, while chained to your opponent. With both men having touched three corners, Cena performs the Attitude Adjustment on Rusev and touches the fourth to retain the title.
  5. Divas championship:
    Nikki Bella (ch) [w/Brie Bella] def. Naomi
    With the referee distracted, Brie kicks Naomi, allowing Nikki to pin her to retain the title.
  6. Last man standing match:
    Roman Reigns def. Big Show
    Reigns spears Big Show from the English through the Spanish announce table, standing on top of it to block Show from standing up, winning the match.
  7. WWE World heavyweight championship, steel cage match:
    Seth Rollins (ch) def. Randy Orton
    Stipulation: Randy Orton's RKO was banned. Gatekeeper: Kane. Rollins' friends Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble appeared at ring-side trying to convince Kane to be let in to the cage. After Kane refused to open the door to let Orton out, all three enter the ring, with Kane chokeslamming J & J, Orton and Rollins. He rolls up Rollins to pin Orton, but Orton escapes, RKO's Kane but gets himself RKO'd by Rollins, who escapes the ring to retain the title.

WWE King of the Ring 2015

2015-04-28, I Wireless Center, Moline, Illinois, USA

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Qualifiers (Raw 2015-04-27)

  1. Bad News Barrett def. Dolph Ziggler
    Barrett pins Ziggler after Sheamus distracts him.
  2. R-Truth def. Stardust
    R-Truth pins Stardust to advance.
  3. Sheamus def. Dean Ambrose (DQ)
    Ambrose is disqualified when Ziggler attacks Sheamus.
  4. Neville def. Luke Harper
    Neville pins Harper after the Red Arrow to advance.

Semi-finals

  1. Neville def. Sheamus
    Neville pins Sheamus after the Red Arrow after Ziggler comes in distracting Sheamus.
  2. Bad News Barrett def. R-Truth
    Barrett pins R-Truth after the Bullhammer.

Final

Dolph ZigglerBad News BarrettBad News BarrettBad News Barrett
Bad News Barrett
R-TruthR-Truth
Stardust
Dean AmbroseSheamusNeville
Sheamus
NevilleNeville
Luke Harper

Payback

2015-05-17, Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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  1. Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler
    As retribution from Extreme Rules, Ziggler makes Sheamus kiss his ass. This ignited Sheamus and turned the match into a slug fest where the two traded pin attempts. Sheamus eventually lands a brogue kick for the victory.
  2. Two out of three falls, Tagteam championship:
    The New Day (ch) (Kofi Kingston & Big E) [w/Xavier Woods] def. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd [w/Natalya]
    Tyson Kidd pins Kingston for the first fall after Cesaro applies the Cesaro swing on him. Woods tried to tag himself in claiming Freebird rules, but was denied by the referee. Kingston pins Kidd for the second fall, when Kidd is unable to tag in Cesaro. Cesaro is pinned by Xavier Woods (who wasn't in the match) and is awarded the third fall to retain the titles.
  3. Bray Wyatt def. Ryback
    Ryback tries a dive from the top rope, but fails to pin Wyatt. Wyatt applies his Sister Abigail move and gets a pinfall victory.
  4. "I Quit" match, US championship:
    John Cena (ch) def. Rusev [w/Lana]
    In this long and brutal match, Cena AA's Rusev both onto the steel steps and onto the pyrotechnics ramp setting off firecrackers, while Rusev lands several kicks on Cena. Neither man wants to quit. Rusev eventually applies a camel clutch to which Cena passes out. Rusev dismounts the ring ropes, wakes Cena and tries to attack him. Cena reverses it and catches Rusev. With Rusev trapped, Lana says the words for him giving the victory to Cena.
  5. Tamina & Naomi def. The Bella Twins (Nikki (Divas champion) & Brie Bella)
    Naomi pins Nikki for the victory.
  6. Neville def. King Barrett (count-out)
    Neville set up Barrett for the Red Arrow, but Barrett rolled out and let himself be counted out. After the match he returned to the ring attacking Neville.
  7. Fatal 4-way, WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Seth Rollins (ch) [w/Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble] def. Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose
    Stipulation: If Rollins loses, Kane loses his job as Director of Operations. Kane intervened in the match, attacking Rollins' opponents. Orton RKO's J&J, and then Rollins, but is disturbed by Kane, allowing Rollins to pedigree him.

Elimination Chamber 2015

2015-05-31, American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

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  1. Tagteam championship, Elimination Chamber Match:
    The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (ch) def. Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil & Darren Young), Tyson Kidd & Cesaro, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), Los Matadores (Fernando & Diego) [w/El Torito]
    Ascension and Lucha Dragons start out, with Cesaro and Tyson Kidd entering next. There were no eliminations, Kalisto climbing around the chamber ceiling until Los Matadores (and El Torito) entered as the fourth team. First eliminated was Los Matadores after receiving the Fall of Man from The Ascension. Next to be eliminated was Lucha Dragons when Kalisto receives Fall of Man by Viktor. Next to enter was Prime Time Players, who eliminated The Ascension when Young made short work on Viktor. The New Day, who had all three members in the match, entered last. Next to be eliminated was Cesaro and Kidd when Young quickly pinned Cesaro after he had performed the Cesaro spin on Kingston. Players had several close pins, but eventually the entire team of The New Day pinned O'Neil to retain the title.
  2. Divas championship, Triple threat match:
    Nikki Bella (ch) def. Naomi, Paige
    This fast-paced match quickly turned into a brawl with everyone trying to cover everyone. Eventually, Bella was successful with her Rack Attack, covering Naomi to retain the title.
  3. Champion vs champion:
    Kevin Owens (NXT champion) def. John Cena (US champion)
    Owens tried to methodically work Cena down. He had several near-pins. Cena tried to get the upper hand to apply the AA, but Owens reversed it into a power bomb but could not get a three-count. His next AA applies, but he fails to get a pin. The two continued to trade two-counts for some time, until Owens hits a pop-up power bomb and gets the pinfall victory.
  4. Neville def. Bo Dallas
    Neville gets the pinfall victory after the Red Arrow from the top-rope.
  5. Intercontinental championship, Elimination Chamber Match:
    Ryback def. Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Mark Henry, R-Truth, King Barrett
    Mark Henry replaced Rusev, who had been injured earlier in the week. Ziggler and Barrett started out, with R-Truth entering third. When Barrett rams Ziggler into Henry's pod, breaking it and allowing him to enter fourth. Ryback enters fifth. Barrett is the first to be eliminated when he is pinned by R-Truth. Sheamus' pod was stuck when he tried to enter the match, so he is still locked in when R-Truth is pinned by Ryback. He finally manages to pick the lock and enters in style, eliminating Henry after a brogue kick, and Ziggler after another. He is only stopped by Ryback, who pins him after a shell shock.
  6. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins (ch) [w/Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble, Kane] (DQ)
    The two former Shield members battled it out, trading two-counts for a while. With the referee out, Ambrose hits the Dirty Deeds. A new referee enters the ring to count the pin giving Ambrose the victory and the title. The first referee reverses the decision, giving Ambrose the victory but by disqualification, leaving the title with Rollins.

Money in the Bank

2015-06-14, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA

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  1. WWE World heavyweight championship Money in the Bank, Ladder match:
    Sheamus def. Randy Orton, Neville, Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Roman Reigns
    After Roman Reigns jumps everyone outside the ring, Big E and Xavier Woods from The New Day comes in, helping Kingston to set up a ladder. Reigns comes back in, pulling him off the ladder. Reigns climbs the ladder, but suddenly the lights go out and Bray Wyatt enters the ring and goes after Reigns. Sheamus emerges and climbs the ladder, kicking off Neville who tried to stop him.
  2. Divas championship:
    Nikki Bella (ch) def. Paige
    Nikki kept trying to break Paige, but she kept in there, even countering her moves. After falling off the ring side, Nikki switches with her twin sister Brie, who tries to roll up Paige to win the match. It backfires and Paige pins Brie, but she then reveals her identity, and the referee restarts the match. Nikki attacks Paige from behind, sets her up with the Rack Attack, and gets a pinfall victory to retain the title.
  3. Intercontinental championship:
    Big Show def. Ryback (ch) (DQ)
    The Miz joined for commentary, and was attacked by Ryback for previous comments. Big Show was leading early on, but after a suplex from Ryback the match is taken over by him. The Miz interferes, attacking Big Show, giving Ryback the victory by disqualification.
  4. Champion vs champion:
    John Cena (US champion) def. Kevin Owens (NXT champion)
    Owens kept mocking Cena's moves and using his own moves on him. Cena countered, showing that the moves are his. The two then traded blows and two-counts, with Cena showing off some new tricks. and eventually manages to keep Owens down for a three-count after a springboard drop-kick and the Attitude Adjustment.
  5. Tagteam championship:
    Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil & Darren Young) def. The New Day (Xavier Woods & Big E) (ch)
    After Young and Big E are knocked out of the ring, Woods makes an attempt at pinning O'Neil, but gets himself powerbombed and pinned by O'Neil, losing him the title.
  6. WWE World heavyweight championship, Ladder match:
    Seth Rollins (ch) def. Dean Ambrose
    We got to see Ambrose deliver a Bionic Elbow on Rollins in memory of Dusty Rhodes who passed away a couple of days prior to the event. Rollins tried to work on Ambrose's left leg, trapping it in ladders, applying figure four, to stop him from being able to climb. Ambrose slammed Rollins onto a ladder between the ring and the announce table, bending the ladder by quite a lot. Despite the bad leg, Ambrose kept denying Rollins climbing the ladder. Eventually both men climbs the ladder, both grabbing the belt at the same time, but Rollins being the one holding on to it.

The Beast in the East

2015-07-04, Ryogoku Sumo Hall, Tokyo, Japan

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  1. Chris Jericho def. Neville
    The two extremely agile technical wrestlers complemented each other well. Neville tries to hit Jericho with the Red Arrow, but is caught in Jericho's Lion Tamer, and is forced to submit.
  2. Divas championship, triple threat match:
    Nikki Bella (ch) def. Tamina, Paige
    Paige nearly won the title, with a near-fall on champion Nikki. Nikki eventually gets a pinfall over Tamina, to retain the title.
  3. Brock Lesnar def. Kofi Kingston
    Kingston immediately tired using his speed to outrun Lesnar's strength, but Lesnar quickly takes Kingston to Suplex City, throwing him around the ring. After a couple of German suplexes, he hits the F-5 and pins Kingston for the victory.
  4. NXT championship:
    Finn Bálor def. Kevin Owens (ch)
    Bálor is cheered on by the fans, having wrestled in the country for eight years. Owens keep mocking Japan and the Japanese customs. Bálor gets several near-pins on Owens, but Owens keep kicking out, until he finally manages to get a three-count after hitting a Coup de Grace from the top rope.
  5. Dolph Ziggler & John Cena (US champion) def. King Barrett & Kane
    The match went back and forth as both sides tried to wear the other down, Ziggler eventually managed to pin Barrett for the victory.

Battleground

2015-07-19, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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  1. Randy Orton def. Sheamus
    Orton dropped Sheamus onto the English announce table, but is unable to get a pinfall. Orton later hits a superplex on Sheamus, but still cannot get a pinfall. It takes an RKO to eventually get the work done.
  2. Tagteam championship:
    Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil & Darren Young) (ch) def. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) [w/Xavier Woods]
    O'Neil pins Big E to retain the titles after a powerbomb.
  3. Bray Wyatt def. Roman Reigns
    Wyatt takes control, wearing Reigns down. and tried to attack Reigns with a steel chair. Reigns takes control, throwing the steel chairs into ring when a masked Luke Harper attacks him, allowing Wyatt to get a pinfall victory.
  4. Triple threat match:
    Charlotte [w/Paige, Becky Lynch] def. Brie Bella [w/Nikki Bella (Divas ch), Alicia Fox], Sasha Banks (NXT ch) [w/Naomi, Tamina]
    Bella seemed to spend most of the match knocked out, allowing Charlotte and Banks to drive the match in the ring. Banks had Charlotte set up in the Bank Statement submission mode when Brie breaks it, trying to take Charlotte out. She does however manage to lock the Figure Eight to get Brie to tap out.
  5. US championship:
    John Cena (ch) def. Kevin Owens
    The match started out as a brawl but turned into a display of agility from the two big men. Owens kept mocking Cena by using his own moves against him, including locking Cena in the STF. Cena hit Owens with the Attitude Adjustment from the ring ropes, but Owens kicked out. Eventually Cena locks the STF and gets Owen to tap out.
  6. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Seth Rollins (ch) vs. Brock Lesnar [w/Paul Heyman]
    Lesnar starts powerslamming Rollins, who tries to grab his belt and run away but is no match for Lesnar. Rollins tries to mount an offense, but Lesnar keeps suplexing him. Lesnar has Rollins in for a pinfall when the lights go dark and Undertaker appears, chokeslamming and tombstoning Lesnar. After the match, the Wyatt family comes out carrying Undertaker out with them.

Summerslam 2015

2015-08-23, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

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  1. Sheamus def. Randy Orton
    Sheamus pins Orton after several brogue kicks.
  2. Fatal 4-Way, Tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) [w/Xavier Woods] def. Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara), Los Matadores (Fernando & Diego) [w/El Torito], Primetime Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neil) (ch)
    New Day starts out tagging both men in and trying to pin themselves, but is quickly denied. As always with this many men in the ring, the match turned into a massive brawl. Kingston eventually pins Fernando to win the titles.
  3. Rusev [w/Summer Rae] vs. Dolph Ziggler [w/Lana] (2xCO)
    The two men did a great job showing up their acrobatic styles, with Rusev going for early pins but failing. Ziggler hits a famouser but is unable to secure a pinfall. Rusev had Ziggler locked in the accolade when Lana and Rae get into a fight outside the ring. Rusev drags Ziggler outside the ring and both men are counted out.
  4. Neville & Stephen Amell def. Stardust & King Barrett
    Stephen Amell, the actor playing the Green Arrow, had obviously trained and learned a number of wrestling moves before this match, even doing some high-risk moves from the top rope. Neville performed the Red Arrow on Barrett for the pinfall victory.
  5. Triple threat, Intercontinental championship:
    Ryback (ch) def. The Miz, Big Show
    This match was originally scheduled for Battleground, but was postponed due to Ryback being ill. The Miz spent much of the match on the sideline, trying to take advantage of mistakes from the other two. Big Show knocks out The Miz with a punch, but is kicked out of the ring by Ryback who pins Miz to retain the title.
  6. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose def. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper
    This match was very physical with a lot of punches and close combat, mainly between Wyatt and Ambrose. Reigns can eventually pin Wyatt for the victory after a spear.
  7. Title for title:
    Seth Rollins (WWE World heavyweight champion) def. John Cena (US champion)
    Rollins showcased his high-flying agile style to get an early advantage over Cena. The audience were mostly cheering for Rollins. Cena had Rollins set up for a pinfall when the referee was out. With the referee still out, host John Stewart came out with a steel chair, attacking Cena. The referee came to and Rollins got a pinfall victory.
  8. Three-team elimination match: Team P.C.B (Paige & Charlotte & Becky Lynch) def. Team Bella (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella (Divas champion) & Alicia Fox), Beautiful And Dangerous (Naomi & Tamina & Sasha Banks)
    Eliminations in order:
    1. Beautiful and Dangerous (Tamina by Nikki)
    2. Team Bella (Brie Bella by Becky Lynch)
    The match is mostly two-on-two with the occasional chaos of a three-team match. Team B.A.D is first eliminated when Tamina is pinned by Nikki Bella. Nikki slams Paige outside the ring and almost has her counted out, but she comes back just to beat the ten-count. Bellas dominate until Becky Lynch counters Brie Mode and gets the pinfall victory.
  9. Kevin Owens def. Cesaro
    Both men showed off their athleticism, while making it a physical match. The men traded spectacular moves and pinfall attempts. Cesaro locked Owens in a sharpshooter after doing the Cesaro swing, but Owens grabs the rope to break the hold. Owens performs a pop-up powerbomb on Cesaro to get the pinfall.
  10. Undertaker def. Brock Lesnar (subm)
    This rematch from WrestleMania 30 became a real grudge match with Lesnar mostly having the upper hand with Undertaker fighting back for all he was worth. Lesnar puts Undertaker through the French announce table after an F5 and almost gets Undertaker counted out. Undertaker tombstones Lesnar but Lesnar kicks out. Lesnar locks the Camorra lock on Undertaker, when the bell rings. With the referee distracted Undertaker goes for a low blow and locks the Hell's gate, when the referee awards the victory to the Undertaker.

Night of Champions 2015

2015-09-20, Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA

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  1. Intercontinental championship:
    Kevin Owens def. Ryback (ch)
    Owens had Ryback in an armlock, but Ryback just lifted and bodyslammed him, going for a shellshock only to be countered into a roll-up and get pinned.
  2. Dolph Ziggler def. Rusev [w/Summer Rae]
    The crowd chanted "We want Lana", after she came out with neither Ziggler nor Rusev. Rusev got a near-pin, thinking he had a three-count. When Ziggler comes back, Rae enters the ring but is sent back to the locker room. Before she manages to, she accidentally hits Rusev with her shoe, allowing Ziggler to connect with the zig-zag and get a pinfall.
  3. Tagteam championship:
    Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) def. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston [w/Xavier Woods]) (ch) (DQ)
    Woods was outside the ring playing the trombone during the match. The Dudleys sets up Kofi in a 3-D finisher, but the pinfall is interrupted by Woods, causing New Day to be disqualified.
  4. Divas championship:
    Charlotte [w/Paige & Becky Lynch] def. Nikki Bella (ch) [w/Brie Bella & Alicia Fox]
    Stipulation: Title changes hand also on count-out and disqualification. Nikki repeatedly applied submission moves on Charlotte, working on her legs, but Charlotte kept kicking out. Charlotte counters, and eventually manages to apply her figure eight leglock, to which Nikki taps out, giving Charlotte the victory and the title.
  5. Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper & Braun Strowman) def. Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns & Chris Jericho
    Ambrose's and Reigns' mystery partner was announced to be Chris Jericho. Strowman impressed with his physique, with Reigns and Ambrose failing to get him off his feet even when double-teaming him. Jericho had Wyatt in the Walls of Jericho, but Wyatt's teammates helped him kick out. Strowman applies a sleeper hold on Jericho and is eventually awarded the victory.
  6. US championship:
    John Cena def. Seth Rollins (ch)
    Rollins was also WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the time. Rollins tried early on to go for submission moves, since he was scheduled for another match directly following. Cena, however, countered and despite being suplexed several times by Rollins, Cena eventually manages to get a pinfall after a legdrop from the top rope and an Attitude Adjustment.
  7. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Seth Rollins (ch) def. Sting
    Rollins tries to escape before his heavyweight championship match, but Cena makes sure he stays in the ring. Sting comes out and starts battling the tired Rollins. He tries to throw Rollins through the English announce table, but instead Rollins throws him through the Spanish one. Sting somehow makes it back into the ring, but is manhandled by Rollins. Sting equalizes and applies the Scorpion deathlock, but Rollins reaches the ropes. He barely reverses and gets a pinfall victory on Sting. "Money in the Bank" holder Sheamus comes out, brogue kicks Rollins and is about to cash it in when Kane comes out, attacking first Rollins, then Sheamus.

Live from MSG

2015-10-03, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

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  1. Dolph Ziggler & Randy Orton def. Sheamus & Rusev [w/Summer Rae]
    Orton pinned Sheamus after an RKO. After the match Rusev attacked Sheamus, but was stopped by a brogue kick.
  2. Neville def. Stardust
    Stardust tried to imitate Neville's moves, using his cape, but was stopped by Neville. Eventually Neville pinned Stardust after the Red Arrow.
  3. Six-man tagteam match:
    Team Bella (Alica Fox & Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) def. Team PCB (Paige & Becky Lynch & Charlotte (Divas ch))
    Charlotte tried to apply her figure-eight on Nikki when Paige forced-pin herself in. Nikki eventually pins Paige after a rack attack, for the victory.
  4. Intercontinental championship:
    Kevin Owens (ch) def. Chris Jericho
    Owens reverses a roll-up and gets a pinfall to retain the title.
  5. Tagteam championship:
    The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) def. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingson [w/Xavier Woods] (ch) (DQ)
    D-Von had Kingston set up for a pin after the 3-D, when Woods came in saving Kingston, causing his team to be disqualified.
  6. Brock Lesnar def. Big Show
    Show started out playing with Lesnar, almost making a mockery of Lesnar's usually dominating style, but was quickly stopped when Lesnar started a set of German suplexes. Lesnar hit a F5 and got a quick pinfall victory.
  7. US championship, Steel cage match:
    John Cena (ch) def. Seth Rollins (WWE World heavyweight ch)
    A large part of the match took place on the steel cage with both men close to climbing out of the ring. Rollins was about to climb out when the demon Kane came out to the ring. Rollins tried to jump Cena from the top, but missed and Cena could quickly roll him up for a pinfall.

Hell in a Cell 2015

2015-10-25, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

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  1. US championship open challenge:
    Alberto Del Rio [w/Zeb Colter] def. John Cena (ch)
    Cena's open challenge was answered by Zeb Colter on behalf for Alberto Del Rio. Rio pins Cena after a kick to the neck. Del Rio was AAA Mega Champion at the time, although that was never mentioned officially.
  2. Hell in a Cell match:
    Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt
    Reigns used whatever he could find underneath the ring to attack Wyatt. Reigns pins Wyatt after a spear.
  3. Tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (ch) def. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)
    Kingston tried to get the Dudleys disqualified by throwing them their broken trombone and faking an injury, but the referee saw through it. With the referee looking another way, Big E attacked Bubba with it, letting Kingston set up a Trouble in paradise on him to get the victory.
  4. Divas championship:
    Charlotte (ch) def. Nikki Bella (subm)
    Stipulation: No-one was allowed ringside. Nikki submits when Charlotte eventually manages to lock her figure-eight leglock.
  5. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Seth Rollins (ch) def. Kane
    Stipulation: If Demon Kane does not win the title, Corporate Kane loses his job as Director of Operations. Rollins threw Kane through the American announce table, but gets back into the ring before he is counted out. Rollins hits a pedigree on Kane and wins by pinfall.
  6. Intercontinental championship:
    Kevin Owens (ch) def. Ryback
    Owens pins Ryback after a pop-up powerbomb to keep the title.
  7. Hell in a Cell match:
    Brock Lesnar def. Undertaker
    Lesnar and Undertaker used the ring and what was found in it to beat each other, with Lesnar's face getting bloodied early on. Lesnar started taking apart the ring, only to be chokeslammed and tombstoned onto the exposed wood by Undertaker. Lesnar comes back applies the F-5 on Undertaker to get a pinfall victory.

World heavyweight championship tournament 2015

2015-11-09 to 2015-11-22

When world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins had to vacate his title due to an injury, a tournament was set up to determine a new champion.

First round matches:

  1. Raw 2015-11-09: Roman Reigns def. Big Show
  2. Kevin Owens (IC champion) def. Titus O'Neil
  3. Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz
  4. Cesaro def. Sheamus [w/King Barrett]
  5. Dean Ambrose def. Tyler Breeze [w/Summer Rae]
  6. SmackDown 2015-11-12: Neville def. King Barrett
  7. Kalisto def. Ryback
  8. Alberto Del Rio (US champion) [w/Zeb Colter] def. Stardust

Quarter-final matches:

  1. Raw 2015-11-16: Kevin Owens (IC champion) def. Neville
  2. Dean Ambrose def. Doplh Ziggler
  3. Roman Reigns def. Cesaro
  4. Alberto Del Rio (US champion) def. Kalisto
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The Miz
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Survivor Series 2015

2015-11-22, Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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  1. WWE World heavyweight championship tournament semi-final:
    Roman Reigns def. Alberto Del Rio (US champion) [w/Zeb Colter]
    After trying to wear each other down, the two men traded two-counts until Reigns finally hits a spear on Del Rio to get a three-count victory.
  2. WWE World heavyweight championship tournament semi-final:
    Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens (IC champion)
    Ambrose counters Owens' pop-up powerbomb and pins Owens after Dirty Deeds.
  3. 5-on-5 elimination match:
    Ryback & Lucha Dragons (Kaliso & Sin Cara) & The Usos (Jimmy & Jay) Sheamus & King Barrett & The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingson & Xavier Woods)
    Order of elimination:
    1. King Barrett (by Sin Cara)
    2. Jimmy Uso (by Xavier Woods)
    3. Sin Cara (by Sheamus)
    4. Big E (by Jay Uso)
    5. Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods (leave the ring with Big E)
    6. Sheamus (by Ryback)
    Survivors: Kaliso & Jay Uso & Ryback
    When Big E is eliminated, the rest of The New Day leaves the ring with him, leaving Sheamus 1-on-3.
  4. Divas championship:
    Charlotte (ch) def. Paige (subm)
    Paige starts out dominating the match, but Charlotte makes a comeback. After fighting both in and out of the ring, Paige eventually taps to Charlotte's figure-eight leglock.
  5. Tyler Breeze [w/Summer Rae] def. Dolph Ziggler
    Breeze scores a quick pinfall after the unprettier.
  6. Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker & Kane) def. Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper) [w/Braun Strowman & Erick Rowan]
    The match quickly goes outside the ring with Wyatt and Kane feuding behind the English announcers' table. Undertaker and Kane retaliated by throwing Strowman through the Spanish announcers' table. After eliminating Wyatt, Undertaker tombstoned Harper to get the pinfall.
  7. WWE World heavyweight championship tournament final:
    Romain Reigns def. Dean Ambrose
    Reigns came in to boos and Ambrose to cheers. The former friends from The Shield gave it all they had trying to beat each other. Reigns gets a fairly quick pinfall victory over Ambrose to win the title. Triple H comes out to congratulate him, but receives a spear.
  8. WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Sheamus def. Roman Reigns (ch)
    With Reigns distracted, Sheamus comes in with a brogue kick, attacking Reigns and cashing in his Money in the Bank contract. Reigns kicks out of a pin, but after a second brogue kick Sheamus gets a three-count and is the new champion.
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TLC - Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2015

2015-12-13, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Watch on WWE Network.

  1. Triple threat ladder match, Tagteam championship:
    The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) [w/Xavier Woods] (ch) def. The Usos (Jimmy & Jay), Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara)
    This was a match with a lot of ladder-acrobatics shown by all three teams. Kalisto was climbing the ladder when Woods, who was on commentary, attacked him with the trombone and instead allowing Kingston to climb up reaching the titles.
  2. Rusev [w/Lana] def. Ryback (subm)
    The two evenly matched strongmen kept pounding at each other. When Ryback set up Rusev for his finisher, Rusev tries to leave. Ryback brings him back to the ring, only to be distracted by Lana who fakes an injury allowing Rusev to attack him from behind. Back in the ring, Rusev locks the Accolade on Ryback, for the victory.
  3. Chairs match: US championship:
    Alberto Del Rio (ch) def. Jack Swagger
    Swagger hit Del Rio with a Swagger Bomb on the second attempt, but Del Rio kicked out and eventually gets a pinfall after jumping Swagger from the top rope onto a pile of chairs.
  4. 8-man Elimination tables match:
    The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper & Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman) def. ECW Originals (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley & Tommy Dreamer & Rhyno)
    Eliminations in order:
    1. Erick Rowan (by D-Von Dudley)
    2. Rhyno (by Luke Harper)
    3. D-Von Dudley (by Bray Wyatt)
    4. Tommy Dreamer (by Luke Harper)
    5. Bubba Ray Dudley (by Bray Wyatt)
    Eliminations happened when someone was put through a table. Despite getting an early advantage, team ECW could not put up much of a fight against the dominant Wyatts.
  5. Intercontinental championship:
    Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens (ch)
    This was a quick-paced match, Ambrose hit the Dirty Deeds on Owens, and almost got a pinfall, broken only when Owens manages to get two fingers on the rope. Owens tried for a pop-up powerbomb, but Ambrose reversed it and managed to get a three-count to win the title.
  6. Divas championship:
    Charlotte (ch) [w/Ric Flair] def. Paige
    Paige locked Charlotte in a figure-four, but Charlotte countered and reversed the pressure. Paige hits the Rampaige on Charlotte, but Flair blocked the pinfall by dragging Paige into the ropes. With the referee distracted, Charlotte removed a turnbuckle, threw Paige into it and got a pinfall victory to retain the title.
  7. Tables, ladders and chairs match, WWE World heavyweight championship:
    Sheamus (ch) def. Roman Reigns
    In this long and gruelling match, the two mean weared down each other to such a degree that it looked like no-one would be able to climb anything. Roman climbs up a couple of times, but gets dragged down. Sheamus gets help from his League of Nations (Alberto Del Rio, Bad News Barrett and Rusev), knocking out Reigns, allowing Sheamus to climb the title and get his hands on the belt to retain the title. After the match, Reigns attacks the celebrating Sheamus with a chair. Triple H comes to the ring to aid Sheamus, but gets a superman punch and a few chair shots.
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