Seth Rollins def. Jason Jordan
For weeks, Jason Jordan has been the proverbial fly in the ointment for both The Shield and Samoa Joe, trying to force his way into a match with The Samoan Submission Machine despite his father Kurt Angle’s insistence that he hasn’t earned it yet and despite the fact that The Hounds of Justice have a longstanding grudge with Joe.
This week, Jordan tried to jump the line by confronting Joe’s planned opponent, Seth Rollins, and shoving him to the mat following an off-the-cuff insult by The Kingslayer. But all that did was land him a match with the former WWE Champion that did not pan out the way he’d hoped. Angle sweetened the pot by announcing the winner would face Joe sometime down the line, but even with his goal within reach, Jordan once again turned in a very strong performance in a losing effort.
Rollins suffered a bone-rattling array of suplexes throughout the lengthy contest, but the presence of Joe at ringside allowed The Architect to take out two birds with one stone by throwing Jordan into Joe, decking the Samoan with a superkick, then dispatching Jordan with the ripcord knee for the victory.
Joe, who had promised the winner would receive the honor of a beating at his hands, made good on his word by trouncing Rollins with a cheap shot and a Uranage. He gave a parting shot to Jordan as well, leading to a backstage confrontation that involved Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Jordan all jockeying for another match against Joe. Angle was forced to split the difference for the second time in the same night: Rollins and Jordan would team with Ambrose against Joe, Cesaro & Sheaumus later in the evening.