Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth asks if you remember when you were kids and your parents told us that if we worked hard enough, we could achieve anything you want. Money in the Bank proved that our parents are big fat liars. No one out works him. He came back from a career threatening injury in record time. He pinned that paper champion, Roman Reigns, in the center of the ring. That was his dream and he achieved it. Where is the WWE Championship? After fighting the match of his life, that thief and scumbag Dean Ambrose came up from behind and smacked him in the back of the head and stole his WWE Title.
To make matters worse, instead of taking me on in my rematch one on one, he has to beat both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in a Triple Threat match at Battleground. That is fine. At Battleground, he will prove that he is and always has been and will always be the greatest member of the Shield. He says that is the truth, but that is Battleground. Seth says he wants to prove something tonight. He will prove that he is more of a man than Dean Ambrose could ever be. He is going to make a one-on-one open challenge to anyone in the locker room to come out and face him in the main event of Smackdown. Who has the guts to take on The Man? Sami Zayn’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage and he walks to the ring. Seth shows fake enthusiasm for Sami and he asks if Sami’s master Kevin Owens let him off the leash for a few hours. He tells Sami to calm down. He says that Sami is the perfect man for him to make an example of later. It couldn’t be any better than this. Dean Ambrose’s music makes his way to the ring. He tells everyone to stop.
Seth says this is his time. Dean says they look like a couple of amateurs and he wants his set brought out. The Ambrose Asylum set it brought into the ring and Dean wants this centered. Dean welcomes everyone to the Ambrose Asylum . . . Championship Edition. Dean draws a title belt on the sign to make it official. Dean introduces the two men who are in the ring. Seth says this is the stupidest thing he has ever seen. Sami says this is exciting. He says he is a huge fan. Dean says he likes Sami’s enthusiasm. Dean asks Seth why is he being such a jackass. Seth says he has his own microphone and he does not have time for Dean’s games because he has a main event match against Sami Zayn. Dean says that Seth has a bad attitude and he might never ask for him to be his guest again. Sami wants to know why does he have to wait for the main event and why not do it now. Dean tells Sami he is the one who asks the questions so he asks the same question. Seth says that is his title and this is his time so he will wrestle Sami when he wants. He calls this bull crap and he leaves the ring. Dean says that Seth has a poor attitude.
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Seth Rollins comes out and he says that is not how it works. He worked his ass off for seven months and he achieved his dream last night when he beat Roman fair and square. Go to the back of the line. Seth points out that Dean came out and stole his title. Roman asks Seth if it did not feel good. Seth says that at least he did it to Roman’s face. He says he never lost the title and he tells Roman to scurry to the back of the line. Roman asks Seth if he didn’t lose the title, why is it on Dean’s shoulder. Seth points out that he said that Dean stole it from him. Roman says there is an easy way to settle this and he gets in Seth’s face.
He says there is nothing to settle between them because he beat him. Seth is interrupted by Shane McMahon’s music and he shuffles on the stage. Shane congratulates Dean on winning both the Money in the Bank ladder match and successfully cashing it in to become WWE Champion. He says that there is a simple solution to see who faces the champion first. He says that we should have a match between the two of you. Seth says they had the match last night. Seth asks Shane if he consulted with Stephanie about the match. Shane talks to invisible Stephanie next to him and she says it is a good idea. He says that Stephanie is not here tonight. With the draft, we are not going to wait until the pay per view or even Smackdown. We are doing it tonight and then Shane does more shuffling.
Backstage: JoJo is with Seth Rollins in the interview area. She asks him about his match against Roman Reigns. Seth says he wants to talk about last night. It was about proving things. When he won his title back last night, he proved that he was the best and that Roman never deserved to be a champion. He says Dean proved something last night when he snuck up from behind and hit him in the back of the head with the briefcase. Dean proved he was a cockroach and a thief. Now he has to prove himself again. He beat Roman last night and he will beat him again tonight. He will beat Dean and then show who the best member of the Shield is.
WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
They have a big face off. It is 10:54 as the bell rings, so like Wrestlemania, this is going to go overtime. Being on the West Coast works to their advantage. Rollins tries to outwrestle Roman early but his power is too much. Rollins catches him with a big dropkick and nailed a knee that sent him to the floor. Rollins nailed a dive through the ropes. Rollins nailed a series of forearms in the corner but was caught and slammed. Roman nailed a series of forearms and headbutts in the corner. He slammed Rollins for a two count. Rollins fired back and that only pissed off Roman, who was all over him in the corner to the point the referee pulled him back. Rollins went after him but was placed on the top and punched off to the floor. They battled n the floor. Rollins was sent into the Spanish Announcing table, which was magically empty. Roman slammed Rollins into a table over and over, then set up the primary announcing table to use it later.
Rollins rolled back into the ring and then back out again to avoid the champion. Rollins was finally able to send him into the ring steps shoulder-first when Roman caught up to him. Rollins went to the top but Roman caught him and pulled him off the top for a Razor’s Edge into a sit-down powerbomb. Rollins pulled himself up as Roman called for the Superman Punch. Rollins caught him and smashed him into the buckles face-first. Rollins drilled Roman and dropkicked him out of the ring. Rollins nailed a series of dives to take out Roman. Rollins came off the ropes but Roman ducked. Seth went for the Pedigree but Roman slipped out and nailed The Superman Punch. Roman scored a close two count. Rollins drills him with a knee to the face and a kick. Rollins nailed a springboard knee off the ropes. He hit a big frog splash for a close two count. Rollins went to the top but was cut off by Roman. Roman went for a superplex but was blocked. Seth teased doing a Pedigree off the ropes but instead flipped around and nailed the running buckle bomb for a two count. Rollins nailed a series of forearms in the corner. He placed Roman on the top but was shoved off when he tried to climb the ropes. Rollins tried to rebound by nailing the champ but was again shoved down. Rollins finally caught him and nailed a superplex and a Falcon’s Arrow for a two count.
Seth went for a Pedigree but Roman broke it. Rollins missed a kick and went for a rollup. Roman caught him and powerbombed him down. They faced off and gave each other the stink-eye before nailing each other back and forth with big bombs. Roman nailed Rollins and went for the Superman Punch but was caught with a knee. Rollins nailed another Buckle bomb but was drilled with a Superman Punch. Rollins went to the floor. Roman charged for a spear but Rollins moved and Roman hit the barricade, which didn’t even budge. WWE medical and officials came out and began checking on him as he was out on his feet. Rollins attacked him and sent him into the ring. He set up for the Pedigree but was backed up into the ref, who went down. Roman speared him and scored a two count because the referee was recovering.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to host the Ambrose Asylum. Dean says the Ambrose Asylum is back by popular demand. They say Wrestlemania only happens once a year so he does not know if he is in a coma since Money in the Bank feels like Wrestlemania. They have the most loaded Money in the Bank Ladder matches, not because he is in it. There are two Wrestlemania quality matches and he wants to talk about the one that is two years in the making, Seth Rollins versus Roman Reigns. Dean asks some rhetorical questions about Money in the Bank, but that is in Las Vegas.
Dean brings out the ‘scum of the Earth’ Seth Rollins.
Then Dean brings out Roman Reigns too. Dean says this is great and he says this is fun. He wants to get right down to it and he asks Seth about the knee. Seth asks if Dean has not watched his special on the WWE Network. He will take that as a no. His knee is 100% ready to go. Dean says that is good to hear. He asks Seth about his face because . . . it’s killing him. Dean asks Roman how is the Big Easy treating him and he says pretty good and then the crowd boos him. He says it was good on Bourbon Street last night. Dean asks Seth if he is hitting up the 99 cent margaritas. He calls Seth a sour puss and tells him to stop being a party pooper because no one is trying to come out of a box to attack him.
Seth mentions Wrestlemania a few years ago when they beat the New Age Outlaws and Kane. Then he mentions the helicopter in London. He brings up the sushi train in Tokyo. Seth asks Roman about finding Dean passed out by the dumpster. He says they had some good times. The best times he had in this ring were with you guys. They won titles and travelled the world. What about the six man tag match against the Wyatt Family or the two matches against Evolution. They sent Batista packing so he owes them a favor since he is a huge star. Seth says the best time he every had in a ring with you guys was when he took a chair and put it in your back. Another big Shield moment was when he stole Roman’s moment and cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to be the first one of the Shield to win the World Title. Dean asks Roman about the match on Sunday and what can they expect. Roman says the Big Dog walks in as champ and The Big Dog walks out as champ. Dean asks Seth about his claim that he is still the champion. Seth asks if Roman ever beat him for the title. Dean asks Roman about that. Roman says if Seth is the rightful champ, why does he have this. Dean tells Roman he asks the questions.
Seth Rollins is back, and telling his injury & rehab story on TIJ! He’s also got details about his surprise return at the Extreme Rules PPV, what he did during his extended time off (which may or may not include Tesla, lasek, & video games), watching Daniel Bryan’s retirement on TV, the move that resulted in John Cena’s broken nose, the demise of his old finishing move “The Curb Stomp,” and Triple H’s initial reaction to Seth using the “Pedigree.” And if you want to know about the finish to Seth Rollins vs Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 31… you’ve come to the right place.