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WWE Live from Madison Square Garden

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Live from Madison Square Garden
WWE Live from MSG Logo.jpg
Official logo
Promotion WWE
Date October 3, 2015
City New York City, New York
Venue Madison Square Garden
Attendance 20,224
Theme
song
(s)
"Back to the NYC" by CFO$ (featuring Cody B. Ware and Nicole Tranquillo)
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Live from Madison Square Garden,[1] also called Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show,[2] was a professional wrestling event produced by WWE, an American-based promotion, that aired exclusively on the WWE Network. It took place on October 3, 2015 and was broadcast from Madison Square Garden. The event was hailed as part one of Brock Lesnar's Go To Hell Tour and his return to Madison Square Garden in his first match in the arena since his original departure from the company in 2004. The event also marked the 25th anniversary of Chris Jericho's debut in professional wrestling.[3][4]

Storylines

Other on-screen talent
Role Name
Commentators Byron Saxton
Rich Brennan
John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Ring announcer Eden Stiles

The card consisted of nine matches, including two on the preshow, that resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches, with results predetermined by WWE's writers.[5][6] Storylines played out on WWE's primary television programs, Raw and SmackDown.

The event featured Brock Lesnar in a match with Big Show, which was Lesnar's first match at Madison Square Garden since WrestleMania XX. Lesnar and Show previously had a feud in January 2014 after Show confronted Lesnar on the January 6 episode of Raw.[7] There was a short physical confrontation between the two, starting a feud which was settled at the Royal Rumble 2014, where Show lost to Lesnar after being brutally assaulted with numerous steel chairs before the match began.[8]

On the July 27 episode of Raw, United States Champion John Cena challenged WWE World Heavyweight Championship Seth Rollins but The Authority instead scheduled a match between the two for Cena's United States Championship. Cena won the match by submission, during which Rollins legit broke Cena's nose.[9] Rollins then challenged Cena to a Title vs. Title match at SummerSlam, which Cena accepted. Rollins won the match when guest host Jon Stewart interfered on Rollins's behalf.[10] At Night of Champions, Cena defeated Rollins to regain the United States Championship. The following night on Raw, Cena defeated Rollins in a rematch for the title.[11]

Dolph Ziggler and Rusev had an ongoing feud, stemming from Ziggler forming a romantic relationship with Lana, Rusev's former valet. The two fought to a double countout at SummerSlam.[10] In a rematch on the August 31 episode of Raw, Ziggler won by disqualification following the interference of Rusev's new girlfriend, Summer Rae.[12] Ziggler defeated Rusev at Night of Champions to end their feud.[11]

Event

Preliminary matches

The event opened with Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler facing Sheamus and Rusev. In the end, Ziggler executed a Superkick on Sheamus, which was followed by Orton executing an RKO to win the match.

Next, Neville faced Stardust. Neville executed a Red Arrow on Stardust to win the match.

After that, Team Bella (Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, and Alicia Fox) faced Team PCB (Paige, WWE Divas Champion Charlotte, and Becky Lynch). Nikki executed a Rack Attack on Paige to win the match for Team Bella.

In the fourth match, Kevin Owens defended the Intercontinental Championship against Chris Jericho. The ending saw Jericho attempt to apply the Walls of Jericho but Owens poked Jericho's eye and pinned Jericho with a roll-up to retain the title.

In the fifth match, The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley). In the end, The Dudley Boyz performed a 3D on Kingston but Xavier Woods interfered. Accordingly, the Dudley Boyz won by disqualification but The New Day retained the title. After the match, The Dudley Boyz put Woods through a table with a 3D.

In the sixth match, Brock Lesnar faced Big Show. During the match, Big Show executed three Chokeslams on Lesnar for a near-fall. The match ended when Lesnar executed four German Suplexes and an F5 on Big Show to win the match.

Main event

In the main event, John Cena defended the United States Championship against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in a Steel cage match. In the climax, Cena attempted an Attitude Adjustment but Rollins countered the move and attacked Cena with a low blow. Rollins attempted to climb out of the cage but Kane appeared and forced Rollins to climb back in. Rollins then attempted a Frog Splash off the top of the cage but Cena moved out of the way and executed an Attitude Adjustment to retain the title. After the match, Kane performed a Chokeslam and a Tombstone Piledriver on Rollins.

Results

No. Results Stipulations Times[13]
1D Zack Ryder defeated Bo Dallas Singles match[14] N/A
2D Mark Henry defeated Brad Maddox Singles match[14] 0:25
3 Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton defeated Rusev and Sheamus (with Summer Rae) Tag team match 9:00
4 Neville defeated Stardust Singles match 7:20
5 Team Bella (Alicia Fox, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) defeated Team PCB (Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Paige) Six-woman tag team match 8:35
6 Kevin Owens (c) defeated Chris Jericho Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship 8:10
7 The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) defeated The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (with Xavier Woods) (c) by disqualification Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship 6:40
8 Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated Big Show Singles match 4:05
9 John Cena (c) defeated Seth Rollins Steel cage match for the WWE United States Championship 22:43
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

References

  1. ^ WWE.com staff. "Live from MSG tonight: Lesnar vs. Big Show and Cena vs. Rollins inside a steel cage". WWE. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ WWE.com staff. "LIVE FROM MSG: LESNAR VS. BIG SHOW - SATURDAY ON WWE NETWORK (0:59)". WWE. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Instagram post by Chris Jericho • Oct 3, 2015 at 7:43pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  4. ^ "Instagram post by Chris Jericho • Oct 3, 2015 at 10:15pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  5. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  7. ^ Stephens, David. "WWE RAW Results - 1/6/14 (Old School RAW, WWE Legends)". wrestleview.com. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  8. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE Royal Rumble PPV results 1/26 (Hour 1): Bryan vs. Bray stellar match, Lesnar smashes Big Show". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  9. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results - 7/27/15 (John Cena vs. Seth Rollins)". wrestleview.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  10. ^ a b Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S SUMMERSLAM REPORT 8/23: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Lesnar vs. Taker, Title vs. Title, more matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  11. ^ a b Caldwell, James. "CALDWELL'S WWE NOC PPV REPORT 9/20: Live Night of Champions Coverage from Houston - Seth Rollins's double duty, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  12. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results - 8/31/15 (Sting/Cena challenge Rollins)". wrestleview.com. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  13. ^ Powell, Jason. "10/03 Powell's WWE Live at MSG results and review: Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show, New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz for the WWE Tag Team Championship, John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a cage match for the U.S. Championship". PROWRESTLING.NET. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  14. ^ a b Paglino, Nick. "Zack Ryder and Mark Henry Compete in Dark Matches Before WWE MSG, Photo of Tonight's MSG Set". WrestleZone. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
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