WWE PPVs CALDWELL'S WWE EXTREME RULES PPV RESULTS 5/4: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live PPV - Bryan vs. Kane, Evolution vs. Shield, Cena vs. Wyatt steel cage match
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WWE Extreme Rules PPV Results
May 4, 2014
E. Rutherford, N.J.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
The live PPV started with a review of The Shield vs. Evolution feud, centered around a political theme of wars, soldiers, and justice. Plus, Kane has put the mask back on and he's going after new WWE World Hvt. champion Daniel Bryan. And, John Cena has found himself inside a steel cage with Bray Wyatt.
In-ring: Rob Van Dam's music kicked things off to bring out RVD for the opening triple threat match. Jack Swagger's music then played to bring out Swagger and Zeb Colter.
Paul Heyman's voice interrupted. Heyman claimed to be the greatest visionary in sports entertainment since they are at his "extreme" event when the "tribe of extreme" unite together to celebrate ... that his client, Brock Lesnar, conquered The Undertaker's Streak at WrestleMania. Heyman said a new commandment is not to boo Heyman and to worship the new King of Extreme, Cesaro. Cue up the sirens. Cesaro marched down to the ring ready to fight someone.
1 -- ROB VAN DAM vs. JACK SWAGGER (w/Zeb Colter) vs. CESARO (w/Paul Heyman) -- triple threat elimination match
Lots of back-and-forth between the three competitors early on. All three men ended up on the floor, where Swagger ran over RVD with a running clothesline. Back in the ring, Cesaro dropped Swagger to the mat and put him in the Cesaro Swing for nine revolutions, but RVD popped Cesaro in the face before ten. This drew boos for breaking up the cool spot. Swagger followed up on RVD with the Patriot Lock, but Cesaro uppercut Swagger to break it up.
After chaos, RVD came off the top with a Five-Star Frogsplash to Swagger. It was good for a three count. The announcers, who had been calling a one-fall match throughout, were confused since the bell did not sound. "Was it two-and-seven-eighths?" they asked. Lilian Garcia then announced Swagger had been eliminated. Suddenly, Cole started acted like he was calling a triple threat elimination all along instead of a one-fall match.
The match continued with RVD vs. Cesaro. Van Dam took Cesaro to the outside, placed him on the guardrail, and delivered a roundhouse kick knocking Cesaro to the floor. Back in the ring, RVD smashed Cesaro with Rolling Thunder, which Swoggle did in the pre-show match. RVD followed with a split-legged moonsault for a two count. Heyman sensed Cesaro in trouble and pounded the mat to encourage Cesaro.
RVD went under the ring to retrieve a trash can, which got a lighter-than-expected pop after the weapon spots in the pre-show match. RVD took too long presenting the can to the crowd, allowing Cesaro to smash him with it. Back in the ring, RVD came back with a roundhouse kick sending the can into Cesaro's face. RVD then placed the can on Cesaro's belly and went for a Five-Star, but he took too long, allowing Cesaro to throw the can into RVD's face. Cesaro followed right up with the Neutralizer onto the can. It was good for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Cesaro at 12:34. Basic booking with RVD getting the first fall, getting in signature spots in the second-half, and the rising heel getting the eventual win. The announcing was embarrassingly off early in the match when they were calling a one-fall match instead of a triple threat, especially when Cole and JBL were sitting on commentary on Smackdown when Heyman announced this as a triple threat. (**1/4)
Trainer's Room: The first camera shot of Daniel Bryan tonight was being stretched by the trainer. Stephanie McMahon then walked in with a prepared statement about ensuring the health of their wrestlers. Steph said this is hard to admit, but she cannot control Kane tonight. She noted Bryan was wearing a neckbrace just a few days ago and she's afraid for him. Steph said she cannot watch Bryan get decimated, so she has something for Bryan to consider: do not compete tonight and surrender the WWE World Title. Bryan looked down as the crowd shouted "No!" in the background. "Stephanie, get out of my face," he sternly told Stephanie. Bryan said he's walking in WWE World champ and he will walk back out the same way. Steph said she doesn't think that will happen, rather that word Brie Bella called her last week - "Kane's (pause) b----." Steph made a face like that's unfortunately Bryan's reality, then walked off.
Vignette: Bo Dallas. You can be pregnant. Just Bo-lieve.
On-stage: Lana walked out to hype the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Boos from the crowd. "U-S-A" chant followed. Lana then introduced the man who now resides in Russia, the Bulgarian Brute, Alexander Rusev. Rusev marched out on-stage without looking into the camera, then kept marching down to the ring. Rusev did his pre-match stretching routine, then R-Truth's music played to bring out Truth and Xavier Woods. Truth said he's dedicating this match to the U.S.A.
2 -- RUSEV vs. R-TRUTH & XAVIER WOODS -- handicap match
Before the bell sounded, Rusev kicked Truth right in the face, then pounded Xavier to the outside. Rusev lifted up the ring apron skirt and smashed Woods into the exposed portion of the ring, KO'ing him. Rusev then rolled Truth into the ring and the bell sounded to officially begin the match. The crowd chanted for Lana early on, then WWE put a camera on her and the crowd cheered.
Meanwhile, Truth tried to fight back with a kick to the face out of the corner. Rusev fought back on Truth as WWE cut to a shot of trainers checking on Woods ringside. Rusev then scooped up Truth for a power move, but Truth slipped out, only to take an impressive-looking back kick. Lana called for the end, so Rusev delivered a sidewinder slam before slapping on The Accolade. Truth wiggled his arm and the ref called for a tap-out.
Post-match: Lana observed Woods's condition on the floor and instructed Rusev to inflict more punishment. Rusev delivered and overhead slam, then his music played again and he stood over Woods to signal two victories.
WINNER: Rusev via submission at 2:53. That's more like it showing Rusev as dominant after leaving his feet too many times on TV building up to this match. (n/a)
Ringside: Lilian Garcia pointed out representatives from the Special Olympics on the front row.
Backstage: Evolution was standing by in odd matching t-shirts. Batista looked very uncomfortable standing there in his team shirt. Renee Young asked Triple H about Evolution facing The Shield tonight. Hunter talked up their massive egos as Batista continued to look uncomfortable and Randy Orton just played along. Hunter hyped Batista, then Orton spoke about The Shield perishing tonight. All three put their fists in together a la Shield while Renee sold discomfort.
In-ring: Wade Barrett's music played to a noticeable European Crowd Pop for the first title match of the show. Barrett pulled out a mic from his trunks to declare that he has some bad news. Barrett said a virus has landed in the U.S. Therefore, everyone here will be struck down with a debilitating sickness. But that will pale in comparison to the sickness Big E. feels when he beats him for the IC Title. Mark down a heel vowing title victory here.
After a review of the #1 contender tournament bracket that landed Barrett in this title match spot, Big E. was introduced to not much of a reaction. The Intercontinental champion marched down to the ring and bounced up and down on the ring apron before removing his title belt inside the ring.
3 -- IC champion BIG E. vs. BAD NEWS BARRETT -- Intercontinental Title match
As the match started, the announcers brought up events from Smackdown when Big E. opened up a can on Titus O'Neil. The crowd picked up a "Bad News Barrett" chant early on as the match moved to the floor. Big E. was slow re-entering the ring, allowing Barrett to kick him back out of the ring. Barrett followed with an elbow drop from the ring apron.
Back in the ring, Barrett continued attacking Langston. Barrett took too long following up, allowing Big E. to snap off a belly-to-belly suplex. The crowd somewhat booed as Big E. made his comeback. Big E. smashed Barrett to the outside, then did a loud scream, which drew louder boos. Big E. then speared Barrett through the ring apron to the floor, sending both men crashing to the floor following the impressive feat.
Back in the ring, Big E. covered Wade for a two count. Suddenly, Barrett snapped off Winds of Change for a two count. Barrett followed up with Wasteland, but the champ kicked out again. Barrett wound up the Bullhammer Elbow to follow, but Big E. avoided and bodyslammed Barrett for a nearfall. Big E. followed with a Warrior Splash, then dropped the straps to boos. Big E. wanted the Big Ending, but Barrett slipped out to cheers. Barrett missed with the Bullhammer, bounced the ropes, and nailed a flying elbow smash. It was good for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Barrett at 7:55 to capture the IC Title. So, you've got a heel accurate on his pre-match vow, a heel who did not cheat to win the title or really do anything heelish in the match, and a babyface in serious need of a reset. It was a recipe for the crowd not playing along. Overall, Barrett's win made sense since all of the titles were on faces coming into the PPV.
Vignette: Adam Rose's "Exotic Express" is coming to Raw tomorrow night on Raw.
Video Package: The Shield vs. Evolution feud, placing this match at the top of the second hour instead of the PPV main event.
In-ring: Evolution's music played to bring out Triple H in the middle, Orton on his left in matching trunks, and Batista on his right in different red trunks and boots. The trio entered the ring and did separate poses facing the hard camera. After a long pause making Evolution wait in the ring, The Shield's music played to bring out the face trio through the crowd. As Shield hit ringside, Cole brought up "former Evolution member" Ric Flair endorsing The Shield Monday on Raw.
4 -- EVOLUTION (TRIPLE H & RANDY ORTON & BATISTA) vs. THE SHIELD (U.S. champion DEAN AMBROSE & ROMAN REIGNS & SETH ROLLINS) -- six-man tag match
Before the bell sounded, the two teams squared off and a brawl broke out as the ref tried to maintain order. Shield cleared Evolution from the ring, which Cole declared the first battle victory of the match. Evolution tried to run back into the ring after regrouping, but Shield cut off the heels. It was eventually one-on-one between Rollins and Hunter, so the ref called for the bell. Rollins quickly cleared Hunter to the floor, then smashed him with a dive. But, back in the ring, Hunter ran over Rollins with a hard clothesline.
Evolution, now in control, brought in Batista to boos. Batista worked on Rollins, then tagged in Orton to stomp and kick Rollins. Hunter tagged in next and worked on Rollins. Another tag to Batista to boos as the camera zoomed in on Batista wearing red Air Jordans to match his red trunks. Hunter entered, then Rollins teased a hot tag, but Batista and Orton stormed across the ring to cut off the tag. Orton tried to work on Rollins, but Rollins popped him with a kick to the head.
Hot tag to Ambrose at 6:00. Ambrose teed off on Orton, then cross-body smashed him for a two count. Ambrose smashed Batista off the ring apron, then clotheslined Orton. Figure-four tease for Hunter, then a full figure-four on Orton, but Hunter broke it up. Where's Miz? Reigns then got involved by smashing Batista into the barricade on the outside. But, after the Network feed temporarily froze, Reigns went flying into the ring steps, apparently via Hunter.
Back in the ring, Hunter led a three-on-one attack on Ambrose in the heel corner. "Boo-tista" chants from the crowd, then Batista ran over Ambrose with a clothesline. Hunter re-entered with a spinebuster for Ambrose, then Batista tagged in to increasingly-louder boos. The crowd chanted Batista with a "You can't wrestle" chant as Batista worked on a rear-naked choke, but Ambrose escaped with a chinlock. Batista fired right back with a jawbreaker, then tagged in Hunter.
At 12:00, Hunter set up for a Pedigree, but Ambrose wiggled out and back-dropped Hunter. DDT followed. Ambrose then fired himself up to make the Shield corner for a hot tag to Reigns. Big pop for Reigns, who ran over Batista with a clothesline. Reigns followed with a flying forearm to Batista, then corner clothesline. Reigns clotheslined Orton over the top rope, then clotheslined Hunter on the floor.
Back in the ring, Reigns took a boot to the gut from Batista. Batista wanted a Batistabomb, but Rollins smashed Batista with a flying knee to the head. Superman Punch to Batista. Shield was left alone in the ring with Batista and they set him up for a triple powerbomb. Shield connected center-ring, then Reigns covered Batista, but Hunter and Orton pulled Reigns out of the ring just in time.
Chaos on the outside, then Rollins airballed a flying dive aimed for Hunter. Back in the ring, Hunter dropped Reigns with a Pedigree. Hunter was unable to cover, though. More chaos. Back in the ring, Batista draped an arm over Reigns for a two count. After a reset, Orton entered the ring to drop Reigns with an RKO. Batista then crawled on top of Reigns for a cover, but Rollins broke it up to a crowd pop.
The match moved to the floor, where Orton and Rollins battled. The cameraman got knocked down in the process, but kept shooting from his back. Lawler said this is out-of-control. Suddenly, Ambrose went running off both the Spanish and English announce tables to splash Orton and Hunter near the timekeeper. Chaos now in the floor seating. The fight moved into the crowd, where Hunter rocked Rollins with right hands. Into the 100-seat section they went. Orton and Ambrose joined the party in the crowd. Meanwhile, Batista and Reigns were KO'ed in the ring.
Back to Ambrose and Orton brawling through the floor riser seats. Suddenly, there was something off-camera. Apparently Hunter took a bump onto the riser seats platform. Ambrose went down the riser seat stairs, then Orton and Hunter walked down the stairs to follow up. They ended up in the concourse area on the floor. No bell or anything here. Just chaos. Orton and Hunter continued to double-team Ambrose, then Rollins came flying out of the stands with a double splash to Hunter and Orton. All four men down somewhere in the arena.
Back in the ring, Batista dropped Reigns with a spinebuster to boos. Batista, wobbly and woozy, called for a Batistabomb, but Reigns shoved off and delivered a Superman Punch. Batista sold in the corner as Reigns gathered himself, shook, and charged Batista for a big spear center-ring. Reigns covered Batista for the pin and the win. "The times - they are a-changing!" Cole declared. WWE went to a replay of the big moments in the match, closing with a replay of Reigns spearing Batista for the win. WWE then showed Shield standing tall together somewhere in the building while Hunter and Orton continued to sell.
WINNERS: Shield at 19:52. That was a heck of a chaotic brawl. If Batista is leaving for a while, this was the to write him off taking the fall to be established as the weak link of Evolution. The chaotic nature of the match points to a potential re-match. War Games is always out there; they just need a few more players in the mix. (***1/2)
Announcers: Cole, Lawler, and JBL took a deep breath after a "Legends House" commercial spot. Cole welcomed everyone to WWE Network or cable TV, noting that satellite companies have elected not to carry the PPV.
From the headline six-man tag to ... the steel cage. Ominous cage music played as the steel cage was shown lowered to the ring prior to a video package documenting the John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt feud.
Back live, Cena's music played to lusty boos. Cena hit the stage and clapped rigorously to fire himself up before storming ringside as some of the crowd sang "John Cena suuuucks" a la "You Suck" to Kurt Angle's WWE theme. Cena discarded his merchandise to some favorable fans on the front row, then posed on the ring steps before entering the steel cage. Cole brought up Cena facing The Rock at nearby MetLife Stadium "a couple of years ago" at WM29, then the Wyatts's theme interrupted. Bray Wyatt told the Izod Center that they're here.
The Wyatts then emerged in the arena and Bray sat down on his rocking chair. The lights went up to reveal Bray in his favorite 1990s Hawaiian t-shirt. Bray removed it, then consulted with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan before shaking the cage like a madman. Bray slowly entered the cage, the door was closed, and the bell sounded.
5 -- JOHN CENA vs. BRAY WYATT (w/Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) -- steel cage match
Bray took control early on as the crowd picked up a "Let's Go Wyatt" chant. The announcers played it up as Bray's message spreading. He called Bray a "carpetbagger" selling a non-existent magic potion. Cena then cut off Bray and teased climbing the cage, but Rowan and Harper stood on the floor staring up at Cena, who opted to return to the match. Cena walked into an uppercut, then Bray resumed control. Cole said Cena won this match-up at WrestleMania, but that only fueled Bray.
At 4:00, Bray held Cena against the cage wall, then Harper ran against the cage wall to smash Cena's mid-section. As Cena sold, Bray led the crowd in singing "He's got the whole world." JBL got down to the root of the issue that people want to belong to something and they're buying what Bray is selling. Bray teased walking out of the cage door, but Cena grabbed him from behind and landed offense.
Cena tried to climbing the cage again, but Harper and Rowan prepared to meet him. Bray then dragged Cena back over the top of the cage, but Cena bounced Bray's head off the cage wall. Bray absorbed, then crotched Cena. Back in the ring, Bray danced a two-step with Cena, then dropped him with a uranage for a two count. Bray followed with a knock-down bodyblock for another nearfall.
At 10:30, Cena made a comeback with the sit-out slam, then the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena wanted the AA, but Bray grabbed the steel cage and used Cena to climb onto the cage. But, Cena regrouped and grappled Bray for a big sit-out powerbomb. But, Bray kicked out of a pin. Cena called for the door, but Rowan closed the door. Another out for Cena here. Cena then stood on the ring apron and teased a big feat of strength ripping open the cage door, but merely tried to push it open against Rowan's force. Harper then joined Rowan to keep Cena inside the cage until Bray could smash Cena from behind to cut him off.
The Wyatt Family continued to cut off Cena's exits, then Harper eventually climbed on top of the cage and battled Cena. Cena eventually pulled Harper inside the cage, putting two Wyatts inside the cage. Cena tried climbing out, but Rowan was waiting for him with a steel chair. So, Cena climbed back inside the cage. He walked into sort of a suplex toss from Wyatt, who followed with a running senton for a two count.
At 16:00, Cena slapped on the STF near the cage door. Cena eventually released the hold, then Rowan tried pulling Bray out of the ring as Cena tried pulling him back inside. Cena won the tug of war, smashed Harper into the cage wall, and then Bray recovered to smash Cena into another cage wall. Bray tried to climb out, but Cena grappled him for a super-AA. Cena could not make an immediate cover, though, so Harper broke up a pin attempt.
The match continued with Cena again trying to climb out, but Rowan blocked him. So, Cena yanked Harper by his beard face-first into the cage top. Cena then smashed Harper with a guillotine leg drop. Cena tried to crawl through the cage door to finally win, the announcers said this is over, and suddenly the Wyatt theme played.
The lights went out, then a distorted voice was heard singing "He's got the whole world in his hands." It was a kid standing on the ring steps singing in Cena's face. Bray then grappled Cena for Sister Abigail and dropped him to the mat. Bray stood up and casually hopped out of the cage door and both feet touched the floor. Bray hugged the little boy as he was declared the winner. The Wyatts then walked in-step with the boy up the entrance ramp before posing together as Cena sat up with a stunned look inside the cage.
WINNER: Bray at 21:12. And WWE set a new record for visual falls to cover for a babyface losing. Overall, it's sad to see the cage match abused time-after-time by over-complicated booking. It just doesn't mean anything anymore. Bray's act is great, but the booking crossed the line from "creative" writing trying to emphasize a character to losing touch with the reality of a simulated sports competition. (n/a)
Studio: Josh Mathews brought in a somber panel of Booker, Riley, and Sheamus to discuss Cena losing and Bray's message spreading. Sheamus said Bray got in Cena's head once again tonight.
In-ring: Tamina Snuka was introduced for the Divas Title match up next. Tamina was sporting a new look for the PPV title match. Paige was then introduced for her first PPV title defense.
6 -- Divas champion PAIGE vs. TAMINA SNUKA -- Divas Title match
Prior to the bell sounding, the announcers wondered if Paige will be a flash-in-the-pan winning the Divas Title her first night in WWE or if the youngest Divas champion will have a sustained title run. Paige was the aggressor early on, then Tamina cut her off and wanted a top-rope bodyslam, but Paige blocked and executed a sunset flip powerbomb. Paige scored a thr...two count, then followed up with her submission finisher for a tap-out victory.
WINNER: Paige via submission at 6:18 to retain the Divas Title. Solid first PPV title match for Paige. She can be the rock to build the division around for years to come. (**)
Afterward, Paige celebrated with the title until... the Wyatt theme interrupted. The Wyatts were backstage with "little Johnny." Bray said everything Cena has ever stood for means nothing. He said Cena only stands with lonely souls with nowhere else to go, except join them. Little Johnny's modulated voice noted the only thing left is to accept the message, then he put on a sheep's mask.
Video Package: Daniel Bryan vs. Kane in the PPV main event.
In-ring: Justin Roberts announced the Extreme Rules main event up next. Daniel Bryan was introduced first to loud "Yes!" chants, but not at the WrestleMania level considering the crowd is worn out and Bryan's opponent is Kane. After Bryan entered the ring, Kane was introduced. Bryan quickly charged Kane and blasted him ringside for the bell to sound.
7 -- WWE World Hvt. champion DANIEL BRYAN vs. KANE -- WWE World Hvt. Title match -- Extreme Rules match
"Daniel Bryan!" chant early on as Bryan and Kane battled ringside. Kane then retrieved a kendo stick and hit Bryan with it. Bryan came back with a huracanrana in the ring, then clotheslined Kane over the top rope to the floor. On the outside, Kane bodyslammed Bryan and a chair into the guardrail. Kane then tried to chuck a chair into the ring, but the chair rebounded off the ring ropes, drawing mockery from the crowd. Kane threw a few more chairs into the ring, then walked into a kendo stick shot from Bryan.
Bryan and Kane traded control of the match in the ring, then Bryan flew at Kane with a suicide elbow smash to the face. On the outside, Bryan cleared both announce tables. Kane finished the job after knocking down Bryan, then Kane set up Bryan for a chokeslam. But, Bryan elbowed out and shoved Kane down. Bryan delivered a Yes! kick into a Tornado DDT off the announce table. "Daniel Bryan" chants as the wrestlers recovered on the floor.
Bryan went under the ring to retrieve a Kendo Stick, which he used to bash Kane up the entrance ramp to the stage. But, Kane cut off Bryan, then ran him into the Titantron video screen. Kane dragged Bryan to the backstage area, drawing groans from the crowd unable to see the action live in the arena. Kane played with electricity and water, then the wrestlers moved to the parking garage area. Bryan bashed Kane into the side of a trailer truck, where Ezekiel Jackson's face was still on the side of the truck. Kane then back-dropped Bryan onto the hood of a mid-sized vehicle.
Kane grabbed a weapon and chucked it toward Bryan, but Bryan moved and the weapon exploded through the windshield. To another vehicle, where Bryan retrieved a tire iron and bashed it across Kane's face. Bryan then dragged a KO'ed Kane onto the crate of a forklift. Bryan, channeling Stone Cold, hopped into the driver seat of the forklift, started it up, and lifted the crate in the air. Bryan then carefully drove Kane back into the building. Once ringside, Bryan lifted the forklift higher in the air, sending Kane several feet above the ring. Bryan then drove the forklift to the edge of the ring and dumped Kane off the forklift. Kane kind of tumbled down in the ring with a thud, drawing groans. Bryan then got the crowd fired up climbing to the top of the forklift platform to lead the crowd in "Yes!" chants. Bryan surveyed Kane, then landed a super-diving headbutt from the forklift platform. Bryan covered, but Kane kicked out.
Bryan thought he had it won, as he led the crowd in "Yes!" chants for the running knee, but Kane sat up, slipped on a chokeslam grip, re-gripped, and chokeslammed Bryan. But, Bryan kicked out of a pin. Kane wanted a Tombstone onto a chair, but Bryan countered with a DDT, which Kane sold by landing elbow-first into the chair, taking away the visual. Bryan covered for a two count.
Bryan picked up a chair and started bashing Kane's back with the chair, then applied the Yes! Lock center-ring. Kane teased tapping out, but used the kendo stick to try to escape. Bryan intercepted the stick, then used it to apply further pressure, but Kane fell out of the ring to escape.
On the outside, Bryan tried to follow up, but Kane intercepted with a chokeslam through the regular announce table. Kane then went under the ring and pulled out a table. He wasn't done, as Kane pulled out gasoline, causing Lawler to cough on commentary. Kane lit the table on fire, then tried to grab Bryan, but Bryan bounced the ropes, which sent Kane crashing through the fire table. A stagehand immediately sprayed Kane with the fire extinguisher. He sprayed Kane so much that Kane stumbled back into the ring, where Bryan nailed him with a running knee. Bryan covered Kane for the win.
Post-match: Bryan took his title belts and left up the entrance ramp as Kane recovered in the ring. Kane then sat up and shot off his pyro, causing Bryan to stop on the ramp. Kane glared toward Bryan as the PPV signed off at 10:45 p.m. EST, suggesting the feud is not over.
WINNER: Bryan at 22:27 to retain the WWE Title. More testing for Bryan, giving him really tough situations, like driving a forklift to ringside, and odd material to work with to see if he can make it work. This was not Bryan's ideal first PPV title match or opponent following WrestleMania, and he tried his best with the situation. (n/a)
The post-show started with no lights on Mathews, Sheamus, Booker, and Riley, then the lights blasted on the foursome. Their instant reaction was Kane suggesting he's still coming after Bryan, then Mathews noting The Authority will not stop in their pursuit of Bryan.
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