411’s WWE Payback Report 06.01.14
Posted by Scott Slimmer on 06.01.2014
The Shield defeated Evolution in a clean sweep, John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing match, Daniel Bryan had his answer for the Authority and more! Check out 411's full WWE Payback report for all the details!
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Hair vs. Mask Kick-Off Show Match Hornswoggle w/ 3MB vs. El Torito w/ Los Matadores
Hornswoggle levels El Torito with a cheap shot to start the match, but El Torito gets back to his feet, hits the ropes, and drops Hornswoggle with a running shoulder block. Hornswoggle gets back to his feet, but El Torito connects with a standing drop kick. El Torito hits an airplane spin, and now both combatants are a bit woozy. Hornswoggle goes for a big splash, but he totally misses due to being so dizzy. El Torito connects with a spinning back hoof kick for a two count. Hornswoggle gets into it with the referee, so El Torito uses the distraction to gore Hornswoggle in the ass. Yeah, that happened. El Torito chases Hornswoggle out of the ring, but Heath Slater chases El Torito under the ring with the shears. El Torito gets the better of the situation under the ring and ends up chasing Slater around the ring with the shears. Hornswoggle pulls El Torito back into the ring and goes for a moonsault, but El Torito just manages to roll out of the way. Los Matadores and 3MB take turns diving out of the ring onto each other. HORNSWOGGLE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE! EL TORITO WITH A FLYING HURRICANRANA OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO SLATER OFF THE RING APRON! Los Matadores and 3MB are down and out on the outside, but El Torito and Hornswoggle are back in the ring. Hornswoggle catches El Torito with a powerbomb but only gets a two count. Hornswoggle pulls of El Torito's mask… BUT THERE'S ANOTHER MAST UNDERNEATH! Hornswoggle celebrates with the mask, but the match can only be won via pinfall or submission. El Torito takes advantage of Hornswoggle's confusion, hits a springboard moonsault, and gets the three count.
Match Result: El Torito defeats Hornswoggle with a springboard moonsault. Match Length: 6:47 Slimmer's Rating: *¾
After the match, El Torito and Los Matadores shave Hornswoggle at ringside. There's shaving cream everywhere. Everywhere.
United States Championship Match Sheamus (Champion) vs. Cesaro
Sheamus connects with a running knee lift to start, but Cesaro powers Sheamus into a back suplex. Cesaro hits a European uppercut and traps Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus spins him around and gets a few hits of his own. Sheamus delivers a kick to the back followed by a scoop slam, but Cesaro rolls out of the way of an elbow drop. Cesaro takes control and works over Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus regains control and hits a rolling senton. Sheamus drops Cesaro with a running double ax handle and hits his patented clubbing forearms to the chest. Sheamus goes for the slingshot battering ram, but Cesaro connects with a European uppercut in mid-air. Sheamus tumbles out of the ring and takes a few moments to gather himself on the outside. Cesaro drags Sheamus to the corner and superplexes Sheamus over the top rope and back into the ring. Cesaro hits a double stomp to the chest and gets a two count. Cesaro hits a pair of European uppercuts in the corner, but Sheamus counters into the Irish Curse for a two count. Sheamus drops a knee from the second rope three times in a row, but that still only gets him a two count. Cesaro fights back to his feet and hits a diving European uppercut out of the corner. Cesaro charges Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus gets his boots up. Sheamus hits the ropes and charges at Cesaro, but Cesaro hits the pop-up European uppercut for yet another two count. Sheamus sets up for the Brogue Kick, but Cesaro slides around him and counters into a German Suplex for a two count. Cesaro sets up for the Neutralizer, but Sheamus counters into White Noise for a two count of his own. Sheamus goes for the Irish Cloverleaf, but Cesaro kicks him away. Sheamus catches Cesaro a second time and successfully locks in the Irish Cloverleaf, but Cesaro makes it to the ropes to break the hold. CESARO CATCHES SHEAMUS IN THE CESARO SWING! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21! Cesaro sets up for the Neutralizer, but Sheamus counters into a small package for the three count.
Match Result: Sheamus defeats Cesaro with a small package. Match Length: 11:41 Slimmer's Rating: **½
The Rhodes Brothers vs. Rybaxel
Goldust and Axel start the match, but they quickly make the tags to Cody and Ryback. Cody hits Ryback with a back drop and makes the quick tag back to Goldust. Ryback gets back to his feet, muscles Goldust to the corner, and makes the tag to Axel. Axel hits running knee lift, traps Goldust in the corner, and makes the quick tag back to Ryback. Axel and Ryback double team Goldust, and Ryback wrenches Goldust's arm around the bottom rope. Ryback suplexes Goldust and gets a two count. Ryback continues to work over Goldust, but Goldust FINALLY manages to make the hot tag to Cody. Cody hits a springboard missile drop kick to Ryback and follows up with a drop kick to Axel. Cody hits a (hella sloppy) moonsault to Ryback and Axel. Cody goes for the Disaster Kick, but Ryback catches Cody in mid-air and powerbombs him into Goldust. Goldust takes Axel out of the ring as Cody hits Cross Rhodes on Ryback. Cody goes for the cover, but Axel makes the save. Cody again goes for the Disaster Kick, but Ryback again catches him in mid-air and hits Shell Shocked for the three count.
Match Result: Ryback defeats Cody Rhodes with Shell Shocked. Match Length: 7:40 Slimmer's Rating: **½
After the match, Cody grabs a mic and tells Goldust that Goldust need a better tag team partner. Cody walks away in defeat at Goldust look on with concern.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Big E
Big E and Rusev collide in the middle of the ring, but neither man goes down. Big E charges Rusev in the corner, but Rusev slides around him and hits a release German suplex. Rusev splashes Big E in the corner, but when he tries it again, Big E counters into a side slam. Rusev climbs back to his feet on the ring apron… AND BIG E SPEARS RUSEV OFF THE APRON AND DOWN TO THE FLOOR! THEY DAMN NEAR DENTED THE ARENA FLOOR! Big E rolls Rusev back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Rusev kicks out at two. Big E hits the ropes and charges at Rusev, but Rusev catches him with a back kick right to the face. Rusev locks in the Accolade, and Big E had no choice but to tap.
Match Result: Rusev defeats Big E with the Accolade. Match Length: 3:38 Slimmer's Rating: *½
Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas
The match starts, but Kane's music hits as soon as the bell rings. Kane makes his way down to ringside and climbs into the ring. Dallas bails out of the ring as Kane tosses Kingston over the top rope. The bell rings to end the match as soon as Kane attacks Kingston. Kane beats on Kingston at ringside and then rolls him back into the ring. Kane sets up for the Choke Slam and waits for Kingston to climb back to his feet. Kane choke slams Kingston in the middle of the ring and follows up with the Tombstone Piledriver. Kane lights up the ring posts and then heads back up the ramp as referees check on Kingston. Dallas grabs a mic and tells Kofi that he'll be back up on his feet and better than ever in no time. All he has to do… is bolieve.
Match Result: No contest Match Length: 0:10 Slimmer's Rating: DUD
Intercontinental Championship Match Bad News Barrett (Champion) vs. Rob Van Dam
Barrett locks up Van Dam in a standing side head lock, but Van Dam breaks the hold and whips Barrett to the ropes. Van Dam catches Barrett with a back heel kick and follows up with a thrust kick for a two count. Van Dam hits a jaw breaker and traps Barrett in the corner. Van Dam whips Barrett to the opposite corner and hits running kick to the jaw. Van Dam whips Barrett out of the ring and whips him into the Barrier. Van Dam sets up Barrett on the barrier and hits his patented spinning leg drop from the apron to the barrier. Van Dam rolls Barrett back into the ring and connects with a slingshot leg drop for a two count. Van Dam tries to whip Barrett to the corner, but Barrett reverses and whips Van Dam to the corner. Barrett charges after Van Dam and Van Dam tries to float over him, but Barrett catches Van Dam and delivers a vicious punt to the ribs. Barrett tosses Van Dam out of the ring and begs for the referee to begin his count. Van Dam makes it back into the ring at 8, and Barrett immediately goes back to work. Barrett sets up Van Dam on the top turnbuckle and again punts him in the ribs. Barrett drags Van Dam back to the middle of the ring and goes for a pump handle slam, but Van Dam floats over and counters into a back heel kick. Van Dam hits a pair of clotheslines and slams Barrett's head into the top turnbuckle. Van Dam hits Rolling Thunder and goes for the Five Star Frog Splash, but Barrett rolls out of the way. Barrett goes for the Bad News Bull Hammer, but Van Dam ducks. Barrett hits the Winds of Change but only gets a two count. Van Dam rolls out of the ring and Barrett goes for the Bad News Bull Hammer on the outside, but Van Dam ducks, causing Barrett's arm to slam into the ring post. Van Dam rolls Barrett back into the ring and hits a tornado DDT, but he only gets a two count. Barrett gets back to his feet and nurses his injured arm. Barrett knows his arm isn't at 100%, but he still connects with the Bad News Bull Hammer and gets the three count.
Match Result: Bad News Barrett defeats Rob Van Dam with the Bad News Bull Hammer. Match Length: 9:29 Slimmer's Rating: **½
Stephanie McMahon makes her way down to the ring and grabs a mic. Will Daniel Bryan do the right thing and relinquish the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, or will he force Stephanie to fire Brie Bella? Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella join Stephanie in the ring. Stephanie wants Daniel and Brie to think about they example they will be setting for any weird, bearded babies they may one day conceive. Daniel knows this is a long shot, but he's thinking this might actually be an opportunity for Stephanie. He's not sure if Stephanie heard the reaction when she came out. Stephanie reminds Daniel that any reaction she gets doesn't change the fact that she's the boss. Daniel's going to give Stephanie the chance to change the crowd's mind. The crowd erupted into a CM Punk chant, so Stephanie points out to Daniel that the crowd wants him to quit just like CM Punk did. Brie tells Daniel that they both know what needs to be done. Daniel stares at the championship, and Stephanie says that he needs to do the right thing. Daniel begins to hand the belt to Stephanie, but Brie says that she refuses to be a powerless victim. Stephanie can't fire Brie… BECAUSE SHE QUITS! Stephanie begins to cackle in Brie's face, so Brie slaps her as hard as she can. Stephanie retreats up the ramp as Daniel and Brie lead the crowd in a Yes! Yes! Yes! chant.
Last Man Standing Match John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
All three members of the Wyatt Family head for Cena before the match even begins, but the Usos rush the ring to even the odds. Wyatt climbs into the ring as the Usos head to the floor. The match begins with Cena and Wyatt in the ring and the Usos, Harper, and Rowan at ringside. Wyatt drops Cena with a straight right. Wyatt grinds Cena's eyes across the top rope and levels him with a back elbow shot. Wyatt splashes Cena in the corner. Cena tries to use Wyatt to climb back to his feet, but Wyatt dances around the ring with him. Cena finally regains his faculties and hits the Protoplex. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Wyatt counters into a gut buster. The referee starts his count on Cena, but he only makes it to 4 before Wyatt kicks Cena in the face. Cena tries to go for an STF, but Wyatt counters into a vicious side slam. The referee makes it to 6 before Cena gets back to his feet. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Cena pushes him away. Wyatt hits the ropes and slams into Cena, instantly leveling him. Cena gets back to his feet on the ring apron, but Wyatt DDTs him on the ring apron. Cena gets back to his feet at 8, but Wyatt drags Cena up top. Cena head butts Wyatt back down to the mat and follows up with a huge diving leg drop. The referee begins his count on both men, but they both make it up at 5. Cena again goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Wyatt counters into Sister Abigail. Cena makes it up at 8, and he FINALLY hits the Attitude Adjustment. Wyatt crabs up at 7, and that's enough for the Wyatt Family to rush the ring. The Usos toss Rowan, but Harper tosses the Usos. Harper hits a suicide dive to the Usos and Rowan, but one of the Usos makes it back up top and takes out the Harper and Rowan with a corkscrew senton. Back in the ring, Wyatt has grabbed a chair from ringside and goes after Cena. Wyatt connects with a chair shot to the back, and Cena rolls out of the ring. Wyatt goes for another chair shot on the outside, but Cena ducks, causing the chair to connect with the ring post. Cena grabs the chair and connects with a chair shot to Wyatt's back. Wyatt rolls back into the, and Cena hits another chair shot. Cena heads out of the ring and retrieves a pair of tables. Cena slides one of the tables into the ring, but that gives Wyatt enough time to get back to his feet. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment through the table, but Wyatt counters and suplexes Cena through the table. Cena gets back to his feet at 7 as Wyatt slides the ring steps into the ring. Wyatt slams the steps into Cena's head, and Cena is once again down and out. Cena finally gets back to his feet, grabs the ring steps, and slams them into Wyatt's head. Wyatt rolls out of the ring, but CENA LAUNCHES THE STEPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND RIGHT INTO WYATT'S FACE! DAMN! That was SICK. Cena heads for Wyatt on the outside, but Wyatt catches Cena with Sister Abigail on the outside. Cena manages to get back to his feet at 7, but Wyatt goes to work for forearm shots to the back. Wyatt tries to whip Cena into the steps, but Cena reverses and instead whips Wyatt into the steps. Cena sets up for a powerbomb on the steps, but Wyatt counters into a back body drop on the steps. Wyatt leaps off the steps and sentons Cena on the floor. Cena barely makes it back to his feet, blocks a chair shot from Wyatt, and hits the Attitude Adjustment on the floor. The referee begins his count on Wyatt as Harper and Rowan suddenly reappear. Harper and Rowan attack Cena in the ring and then head to the outside to drag Wyatt back to his feet. Harper and Rowan drag Cena to the outside, but the Usos make the save. One of the Usos goes for a suicide dive, but Harper throws an entire table into his face. Harper and Rowan set up two tables right next to each other at ringside. Rowan sets a table on its side at ringside, but one of the Usos spashes him through it. HARPER DRAGS THE OTHER USO UP TOP AND SUPERPLEXES HIM OFF THE TOP AND THROUGH THE TABLES AT RINGSIDE! Cena goes for another Attitude Adjustment at ringside, but Wyatt floats over. WYATT SPASHES CENA THROUGH THE BARRIER AND INTO THE TIMEKEEPER'S AREA! Both men get back to their feet at 7, and Wyatt chases Cena out into the crowd. Wyatt tosses Cena into the electrical equipment, triggering a small explosion. Cena and Wyatt brawl on top of an electrical crate, but Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment off the crate and through another crate. Cena tips a HUGE crate on top of the crate the Wyatt went through, trapping Wyatt inside. Cena climbs on top of both crates, and there's nothing Wyatt can do at this point. The referee makes it to 10, and Cena wins the match.
Match Result: John Cena defeats Bray Wyatt. Match Length: 24:27 Slimmer's Rating: ****
Divas Championship Match Paige (Champion) vs. Alicia Fox
Paige whips Fox down to the mat, wraps her around the second rope, delivers a volley of knee shots, and suplexes her over the top rope and back into the ring. Fox rolls out of the ring and seems to be crying, but that's enough of a distraction to allow her to pull Paige out of the ring. Paige rams Fox into the barrier and tries to drag her back into the ring, but Fox flips Paige off the ring steps. Fox whips Paige into the barrier and rolls her back into the ring for a two count. Fox repeatedly slams Paige's face into the mat and then hits a GORGEOUS Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Fox drags Paige back to her feet and hits a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker for another two count. Fox hits another tilt-o-whirl backbreaker and gets another two count. Fox throws Paige out of the ring but quickly retrieves her. Paige rallies with a kick to the gut and a trio of clotheslines. Fox heads up top, but Paige pulls her back down to the mat. Paige locks in the PTO, and Fox has no choice but to tap.
Match Result: Paige defeats Alicia Fox with the PTO. Match Length: 6:34 Slimmer's Rating: *¼
No Holds Barred Six-Man Elimination Tag Team Match The Shield vs. Evolution
All six men brawl in the ring to start the match. Batista and Reigns spill to the outside and Ambrose goes to work with mounted punches on Orton in the corner. Orton chases Ambrose into crowd, and now it's Rollins and Triple H in the ring. Rollins and Triple H finally spill to the outside, and Rollins launches himself off the barrier into Triple H. Batista is beating Reigns up the ramp and Orton dumps Ambrose back-first onto the barrier. Reigns fights Batista back down to ringside and whips him HARD into the ring steps. Reigns rolls Batista back into the ring, and it looks like we're going to have actual tag team rules. Reigns makes the tag to Rollins, and Rollins kicks Batista down to the mat in the corner. Batista whips Rollins to the opposite corner and gets a one count on the rebound. Batista makes the tag to Orton, and Orton works over Rollins in the corner. Batista is still selling the shoulder / arm injury from when Reigns whipped him into the ring steps. Rollins breaks free and makes the tag to Ambrose. Ambrose locks in a modified STF before making the quick tag back to Reigns. Orton makes the tag to Batista, but Reigns immediately levels him. Ambrose gets the tag and grinds Batista's eyes into the top rope. Ambrose hits the ropes and charges at Batista, but Batista catches him with a spinebuster. Batista makes the tag to Triple H, so Ambrose makes the tag back to Reigns. The crowd cheers as Reigns and Triple H face off in the middle of the ring. Triple H hits the ropes and charges at Reigns, but Reigns drops him with a shoulder block. Triple H connects with a kick to the gut, but Reigns regains control with a big back body drop. Reigns follows up with a clothesline and an arm wringer before making the tag back to Ambrose. Ambrose stomps on Triple H's chest and drives his shoulder into Triple H's gut in the corner before making the tag to Rollins. Rollins hits the Eddie Guerrero triple suplex, much to the delight of the crowd. Rollins tags Ambrose, and Ambrose heads up top. Ambrose dives at Triple H, but Triple H gets a boot up. Batista gets the tag from Triple H and drags Ambrose out of the ring. Batista whips Ambrose into the barrier, sets him up on the ring apron, and kicks him in the head. Batista catapults Ambrose neck-first into the bottom rope and gets a one count. Orton gets the tag, drags Ambrose over to the corner, and makes the quick tag to Triple H. Triple H tries to whip Ambrose to the corner, but Ambrose reverses and whips Triple H to the corner. Triple H tumbles over the top turnbuckle and down to the floor. Orton checks on Triple H on the outside as Ambrose crawls toward his corner. Triple H gets back into the ring and connects with a facebuster to Ambrose, but Ambrose bounces off the ropes and levels Triple H. Ambrose FINALLY makes the tag to Reigns as Triple H makes the tag to Batista. Reigns levels Batista and hits the Superman punch, but Orton breaks up the cover. All six men again brawl in the middle of the ring, but Triple H, Rollins, Orton, and Ambrose soon spill out into the crowd. Triple H drags Rollins into the tech area as Ambrose dives off the barrier onto Orton. Rollins dives off some electrical equipment toward Triple H, but Triple H connects with a huge piece of metal in mid-air. Orton seems to have disposed of Ambrose, and now Evolution triple teams Reigns at ringside. Orton clears off the Spanish Announce Table as Triple H whips Reigns into the ring steps. Triple H sets up the other announce table, and EVOLUTION HIT REIGNS WITH THE TRIPLE POWER BOMB THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE! Reigns is down and out at ringside, and Rollins and Ambrose are completely MIA. Evolution poses at ringside, but suddenly Rollins flies out of the crowd and over the remaining announce table, taking out all three men. Ambrose returns to goes after Orton, but Evolution use their numbers advantage to beat Rollins and Ambrose up the ramp. Triple H grabs a chair and delivers shots to Rollins and Ambrose on the stage. Orton hits Ambrose with a nasty-looking back suplex through a chair. Triple H pedigrees Rollins on a chair on the stage. Rollins and Ambrose and damn near unconscious on the stage, so Evolution returns their attention to Reigns. Reigns has crawled back into the ring, and now he's surrounded by Evolution. Batista hits Reigns with a spinebuster. Batista brings the rings steps into the ring as Triple H and Orton rip off Reigns' shirt and vest. Triple H holds Reigns on the steps as Orton and Batista take exposed kendo stick shots to his back. Orton grabs a chair from ringside, but Reigns connects with a Superman punch off the stairs. That just angers Evolution, and Triple H beats him out of the ring with a chair. Just to be clear, we still haven't had any eliminations. Triple H beats Reigns up the ramp with a chair as Orton and Batista follow with kendo sticks. Ambrose tries to make the save, but Evolution muscle him down to the ramp. Orton hits his patented elevated DDT off a portion of the stage. HOLY CRAP! SETH ROLLINS IS ON TOP OF THE TRON! ROLLINS DIVES OFF THE TRON AND TAKES OUT ALL THREE MEMBERS OF EVOLUTION! All six men are down on the stage at this point. They all begin trying to crawl back to the ring. Batista and Rollins are the first two men back in the ring, and I guess we're going to assume that they're the legal men. Batista spears Rollins and goes for the Batista Bomb, but Rollins floats over. REIGNS SPEARS BATISTA, AND ROLLINS COVERS FOR THE ELIMINATION! Orton RKOs Rollins, but Reigns breaks up the cover. Orton goes for the rope-assisted DDT to Reigns, but Ambrose makes the save with a chair. AMBROSE WITH DIRTY DEEDS TO ORTON ON A CHAIR! AMBROSE COVERS ORTON AND GETS THE THREE COUNT FOR THE ELIMINATION! Triple H is the lone remaining member of Evolution. Orton has been eliminated, but he slides Sledgie to Triple H before he leaves. SLEDGEHAMMER SHOT TO AMBROSE! KNEE SHOT TO TRIPLE H FROM ROLLINS! SPEAR TO TRIPLE H FROM REIGNS! REIGNS WITH THE THREE COUNT FOR THE WIN!
Match Result: Roman Reigns last defeats Triple H with the spear. Match Length: 31:00 Slimmer's Rating: ****½