Great Khali beat Arya Davairi and Kraven Knight in a handicap match. Hornswoggle was with Khali.
Wrestlers out on the stage for the town hall meeting. Christian is among the onstage talent. Hunter, Vickie, and Maddox in the ring. Highlights of Orton beating Cody on Raw shown. Lots of boos for Cody being fired. The opening music played.
Triple H says he didn’t want to fire Cody, Cody fired Cody. Hunter gave him a chance to fight for his job. He doesn’t want anyone to fear for their jobs so he set this up as an open forum. He opened it up for wrestler questions. None would step forward. He said he wants to grow together. Sandow stepped forward and said he supports the firing of Cody. Hunter said he doesn’t want them to kiss his butt like that. Kofi stepped up and said the locker room is living in fear because Cody was fired and he doesn’t see how that’s best for biz.
Heath Slater stepped up and complained about Show not stepping up. Hunter thanked him for emptying what he is sure is the entire content of his mind. RVD stepped up and said what’s happened hasn’t been cool, dude. Hunter said he has waited since 2000 to hear RVD call him dude. Ryback complained about being called a bully. Hunter booked a Ryback vs. Dolph rematch.
Hunter noted that Daniel Bryan was not onstage. He said it’s because Bryan’s ego is out of control. Hunter said Bryan can pick any member of The Shield to face tonight. HHH booked Kofi vs. Axel in a non-title match, and RVD vs. Randy Orton as rewards for speaking up. HHH introduced Orton. Oh, Shield have been standing guard at ringside.
– Rob Van Dam (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) vs. Randy Orton. Alberto Del Rio sat in on commentary. No crappy intro from Ricardo. Del Rio ran Ricardo into the post, then RVD did a flip onto ADR, who spent the rest of the match shaking his hand/arm. Orton won clean with the RKO. ADR looked fine when he beat up RVD afterward. Big RVD chant afterward.
– A Los Matadores vignette aired.
– Backstage interview with Renee Young and Daniel Bryan, who said he was told by management not to attend the town hall meeting. He said he would let The Shield decide which one of them will face him since he knows it won’t be 1 on 1.
– AJ told Layla, Alicia, and Aksana she would rather put her title on the line against one of them than Total Divas cast members.
– Dolph Ziggler vs. Ryback is up next. Dean Ambrose attacked Ziggler during the match and then Ryback got the win.
– Curtis Axel (w/Paul Heyman) vs. Kofi Kingston in a non-title match. Kofi won with the SOS.
– The Wyatt Family video from Monday aired.
– Backstage, Paul Heyman was interviewed by Renee Young. Renee asked if he is scared of C.M. Punk at Night of Champions. Heyman said he and Curtis Axel will not underestimate him again. Heyman looked frazzled.
– Naomi (w/Carmen) vs. Brie Bella (w/Nikki). Crickets in the crowd. The Divas that AJ riled up earlier attacked both women for a no contest. Layla introduced AJ.
– Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro come out with Zeb Colter as a Los Matadores vignette airs. Their opponents are The Usos. Cesaro and Swagger get the win.
– Triple H is forcing Big Show to face 3MB in a handicap match. Show squashed all three members and hit the knockout punch on Heath Slater for the win. Slater was helped to the back by referees.
– The Shield come out to a big pop and surround the ring. They have chosen Seth Rollins to face Daniel Bryan in tonight’s main event. Great yes/no dynamic in punch exchange. Bryan with a wicked German, then a great missile drop kick. Bryan tossed to the floor, where Reigns clotheslined him to boos. Rollins went up top, Bryan caught him in the Yes Lock on the way down. He released it because he was distracted, but Bryan came back with the running knee for the win. Bryan went to the ramp to celebrate and was struck with the title belt. Orton stood over Bryan to end the taping.
Vickie came out and mocked Bryan. She said he better get up because she promised the people a championship match.
– Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship. Bryan locked in the Yes Lock and Orton teased tapping, but The Shield ran in for the DQ. RVD, Dolph, and Kofi made the save. RVD frog splash capped off the crowd pleasing finishers on Rollins to end the show. RVD chants followed. Faces shook hands at ringside as Bryan’s music played to end the night.