At Battleground, defeated by forfeit when Ambrose was ejected out of the arena by Triple H for attacking Rollins before the match. Caldwell also rated the Bryan-Wyatt match 4. Wyatt executed another Sister Abigail on Jericho to win the match. Also, many fans took to to display their displeasure at Bryan's elimination and the winner of the Rumble match. Following Elimination Chamber, Wyatt feuded with Cena, with Wyatt wanting to prove that Cena's heroic act was a facade characteristic of this era of lies while also trying to turn Cena into a monster. Towards the end of the match, Rhodes applied a to Dogg, but was unaware that Gunn blind-tagged in for the latter.
In May at , Wyatt defeated Cena in a , after repeated interference from the rest of The Wyatt Family and a demonic child. On the August 4 edition of Raw, Triple H announced that Ambrose and Rollins would face off at SummerSlam. After Orton's victory at Survivor Series, Cena came down to the ring with his title, and celebrated with the crowd as , and looked on, much to Orton's chagrin. During the title match between John Cena and Randy Orton, fans booed both men and chanted for , amongst other chants such as this is awful. At , defeated , , and to retain the. Van Dam was switched out at the last minute for , who defeated Rollins, thus giving Ambrose the right to choose.
On the October 28, 2013 episode of Raw, , and attacked backstage, which ignited a feud between the two. Which means Emma, Big E, Xavier Woods and Adam Rose is safe but both could do with a gimmick make over. After another Sister Abigail in the ring, Wyatt scored the pinfall victory. Early in the match, the referee saw Bray's members and attempting to interfere, so he ejected them from ringside. Wyatt managed to escape Bryan's submission hold by biting Bryan's hand. Benjamin Tucker, who attended the event and is also from the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter, rated the entire event 6.
Henry then challenged Rusev to a match at vowing to be the first to beat Rusev. Lesnar attacked Big Show before the match started, and then hit him with a chair. On the December 30 episode of Raw, Cena was awarded a rematch for the title against Orton at the Royal Rumble, with the match stipulation of a , except that it could be won by or only. Nikki said she and Brie were supposed to be a team, but that she had felt betrayed by Brie's actions in quitting the company at. For costing them the spots in the Chamber match, the Shield vowed revenge against the Wyatt Family, which set up a match between the groups at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
On the July 22 edition of , Swagger defeated Rusev by disqualification after Rusev hit Swagger with a Russian flag. Plus, witness your favorite groups in action with 20 classic matches, many never released before! The following week on Raw, Bryan explained that his joining the Wyatts was a ruse to infiltrate the stable and bide his time to strike, and that he would wrestle Wyatt at the Royal Rumble event. Fans worldwide including retired wrestler voiced their displeasure over social media, and the event was covered by many major news outlets as one of the worst Royal Rumble pay-per-views. Next, faced , with and banned from ringside. When Daniel Bryan came out and confronted them about not being inserted into the Rumble match, and then demanded to be inserted into the Elimination Chamber match and refused to leave the ring until they did, he was attacked by , but was then saved by John Cena and Sheamus. For the rest of the matches, Tucker wrote that Lesnar looked like a relentless beast, while Orton and Cena put on their most lifeless performance ever together. Ziggler executed a Zig Zag on Miz to win the title.
After the show went off the air, Batista who had been presented on-air as a heroic character mocked Bryan and gestured his at the crowd. The Wyatt-Bryan bout was rated the highest at a fantastic 9. The negative reaction of the fans attending the event in Pittsburgh was so great that it was reported as one of the major news items coming out of the show, and described as the live audience engineering a takeover of the final two hours of the show. Captain Lou Albano archive footage. Dale Plummer and Nick Tylwalk of rated the overall event as 6. Ambrose executed a Curb Stomp on Rollins but Kane interfered and broke up the pinfall, starting a brawl involving all the lumberjacks.
James Caldwell of the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter rated the Royal Rumble match 2. Instead, the Authority offered Lesnar a contract to face anyone else at WrestleMania. On the July 28 edition of Raw, Orton attacked Reigns before his scheduled match against Kane. Now, celebrate 20 of the coolest, baddest and most dominant stables in history! This led to a match at Battleground, where Jericho defeated. Orton attempted a Punt Kick but Reigns countered and executed a Spear to win the match. The next month at Survivor Series, Bryan teamed with and defeated Harper and Rowan.
On May 12, Daniel Bryan announced that due to injuries, he would require neck surgery, which he underwent on May 15. After that incident, McMahon would repeatedly put Brie's twin sister in matches which invariably ended with Nikki being beaten down. For the Rumble match, Tucker said that the first two-thirds especially were exciting, with several wrestlers being spotlighted well, until lower-level players kept coming out in the final half of the match. Morale is at an all time low, the company is less profitable then ever, and the general product is obviously suffering due to all these and more factors. At Battleground, defeated by countout. After defeating in a Flag match, was celebrating his victory until he was attacked by.
Rollins hit a distracted Ambrose with the to win the match. For the opening match, Tucker felt that the deliberate pace didn't hurt the match in the slightest. In the end, Swagger passed out to the Accolade, meaning Rusev won by technical submission. The marquee bout, the main event of the show, was slated to be the villainous Rowd. The storyline was put to place to allow Ambrose's absence from television in order to film the movie. Reigns, who had been portrayed as a heroic character, was booed after winning the main event, even after he received 's endorsement, and The Rock was heckled for helping Reigns. When the match started, Big Show landed his , but Lesnar picked up the victory after executing an.
Instead, it allowed Bray to keep using his character while in a competitive, big match situation. Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan archive footage. In the ensuing weeks, they would interfere in each other's matches. In the next match, accompanied by his faced. Stephanie then executed a Pedigree on Brie to win the match. The match involved 20 wrestlers, while the match had 40; all the others, including the 2014 match, had 30 participants.