Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show results: The Giant takes a trip to Suplex City; Demon Kane sends Rollins straight to hell
Randy Orton & Dolph Ziggler def. Sheamus & Rusev
NEW YORK — On Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show, available only on the award-winning WWE Network, The Beast Incarnate took The World's Largest Athlete to Suplex City, Demon Kane made his presence felt in John Cena and Seth Rollins' United States Championship Steel Cage Match and Paige was left hanging by her Team PCB teammates.
Randy Orton joined forces with Dolph Ziggler to battle Sheamus & Rusev to kick off Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show in front of a red-hot WWE Universe in Madison Square Garden. The Super Athlete & Mr. Money in the Bank focused their attack on The Showoff, but after an embattled Ziggler tagged in his tag team partner, the match was quickly set into overdrive. The Celtic Warrior attempted to hit The Viper with a Brogue Kick, but The Apex Predator sidestepped the maneuver. As a result, Ziggler was able to deliver a superkick to the Irish Superstar, who then turned around into an RKO.
After losing the match, an irate Rusev admonished Sheamus for being defeated, prompting the former World Champion to Brogue Kick his tag team partner and tell him to kiss his arse.
Neville def. Stardust
Neville and Stardust’s storied battle of good vs. evil continued in The World’s Most Famous Arena. The Prince of Dark Matter was able to ground The Man That Gravity Forgot for much of the contest, but in the end, the villainous competitor was no match for WWE’s sensational Superstar.
The momentum turned in favor of Neville after Stardust put on his opponent’s cape while attempting to hit a maneuver off the top rope. The move backfired, opening up the door for the English Superstar to hit a beautiful Red Arrow for the victory.
Team Bella def. Team PCB
The Divas Revolution took the Big Apple by storm as Team PCB engaged in an explosive Six-Diva Tag Team Match against Team Bella.
The drama brewing between Paige, Charlotte & Becky Lynch continued to rear its ugly head when The Diva of Tomorrow tagged herself in as the Divas Champion began to lock in the Figure-Eight on Nikki Bella. Minutes later when the British Diva went to reach for the tag, her tag team partners stepped away from the corner, allowing The Fearless Nikki to catch Paige in The Rack Attack for the win. Following the match, a distraught Paige expressed shock and dismay that her teammates would leave her hanging. Have we seen the last of Team PCB?
Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens def. Chris Jericho
Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show had special meaning for Chris Jericho who was celebrating his 25th anniversary competing inside the squared circle. Before his Intercontinental Championship Match against Kevin Owens, Y2J addressed the crowd at Madison Square Garden, thanking everyone from former WWE Superstar Lance Storm (who was sitting at ringside) to the WWE Universe. Unfortunately for the renowned competitor, the Intercontinental Champion was not in the mood to celebrate.
Both men left everything in the ring, with The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla nearly claiming his 10th Intercontinental Championship on multiple occasions. However, a crafty Owens managed to walk out of New York City the Intercontinental Champion, albeit in controversial fashion. After Jericho impressively reversed a Pop-Up Powerbomb attempt with a hurricanrana, he looked to be on the verge of locking in The Walls of Jericho. WWE’s prizefighter had an answer though, as he poked his challenger’s eye before rolling up the veteran Superstar for the victory.
The Dudley Boyz def. The New Day by Disqualification
The Dudley Boyz seemed destined to finally claim their 10th World Tag Team Championship after hitting 3D on Kofi Kingston, but Xavier Woods (who wasn't in the contest) had other ideas. The outspoken Superstar jumped into the ring to break up the pinfall attempt, resulting in a Disqualification victory for Bubba Ray & D-Von.
This unfortunately meant that The Dudleys would not leave Madison Square Garden with the WWE Tag Team Championship. There was a happy ending though, as the prestigious tag team managed to escape a potential trip through a table, ultimately sending the obnoxious Woods crashing through the pine.
Brock Lesnar def. Big Show
The Greatest Arena in the World played host to an epic battle of behemoths as Brock Lesnar and Big Show went toe-to-toe. In the early goings, The World’s Largest Athlete did something no other Superstar to date has managed to do and actually overpower The Beast Incarnate. The giant soon delivered three straight chokeslams on his adversary only to watch him kick out. What followed was perhaps The Beast’s most impressive display of dominance yet, suplexing his 450-pound opponent around the ring, subsequently introducing him to Suplex City. Eventually, Lesnar hoisted his giant foe on his shoulders, hitting the F-5 for the victory.
After the contest, a victorious Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman stormed back to the ring as the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion tossed his defiant foe across the ring with a belly-to-belly suplex before nailing one final F-5 for impact.
United States Champion John Cena def. Seth Rollins in a Steel Cage Match
John Cena and Seth Rollins took turns delivering one high-impact move after another inside the steel cage, both nearly escaping their steel surroundings on numerous instances.
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion seemed to be well on his way to winning the United States Championship when he climbed to the top of the cage, but the Demon Kane arrived, waiting for The Architect below. Instead of facing The Devil’s Favorite Demon, a cornered Rollins chose to try and hit a Frog Splash on his opponent from atop the steel cage! Rollins missed the daring move, allowing the Cenation leader to pounce on his challenger, hitting the Attitude Adjustment for the victory.
After the contest, Kane chokeslamed a fallen Rollins, before putting the finishing touches on his rival with a hellacious tombstone.