By Dave Meltzer, WrestlingObserver.com
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They opened with The Miz interviewing Daniel Bryan. Miz acted like Bryan’s injury broke his heart because of all the work he did in making Bryan a star. The key to this is Bryan said that he was not retiring and he would be back. Miz said he could help make Bryan a star in exchange for only 10 percent. Bryan turned him down. The segment ended with a standoff until Bryan called out Macho Mandow. He came out with Axel Mania. Miz attacked Mandow, but he made a comeback, and it would up with a foot to the face and a legdrop.
They are playing up Roman Reigns as way too good of a friend of Ambrose in pre-show interview. Reigns said he got the ice and the beer for post-show.
TAG TEAM TITLE CHAMBER MATCH NEW DAY VS. KIDD & CESARO VS. LUCHA DRAGONS VS. PRIME TIME PLAYERS VS. THE ASCENSION VS. LOS MATADORES
Long match ending when O’Neil had Kingston in the air and Big E chop blocked him and all three New Day members pinned him when they were the last two teams. There were a lot of cool spots, and a good match but never really broke into the great realm. It started with The Ascension vs. Lucha Dragons. Next in were Kidd & Cesaro. The Ascension beat Los Matadores with the Fall of Man and then they beat the Lucha Dragons pinning Sin Cara. The Ascension was next out. Young pinned Cesaro with a schoolboy which left us with the PTPs and New Day.
Dolph Ziggler was backstage with Lana and she wished him good luck
NIKKI BELLA VS. NAOMI VS. PAIGE FOR DIVAS TITLE
Nikki retained with the rack attack on Naomi after Naomi had botched a reverse huracanrana on Paige. Crowd wasn’t much into it. The attempt was to do a really good match but a lot of it didn’t click. Brie and Tamina Snuka were banned from ringside.
JOHN CENA VS. KEVIN OWENS NON-TITLE
Owens won clean with a pop up power bomb. Theyre playing it like it was the most monumental win ever as a guy in his first match he pinned Cena. Excellent match. About 21 minutes of kicking out of near falls with both guys doing everything they had. Cena had kicked out of the pop up power bomb earlier as well as kicking out of Owens doing an Attitude Adjustment. Owens kicked out of the Attitude Adjustment, the leg slice off the top rope as well as the springboard stunner and also kicked his way out of the STF. They did the right thing to make a superstar in one night. Crowd was pretty hot for the match.
Cena left the ring and left the ring to Owens who said now everybody knows who Kevin Owens is. He told Cena that he now has some veteran advice, he told him it’s time for Cena to go, because his time is up and my time is now.
BO DALLAS VS. NEVILLE
Good match ending with Neville winning with the red arrow after an enzuigiri. Dallas did a good job facially as well a with his basic work. Neville almost can’t help but have good matches. Highlight spot was a mooonsault to the floor by Neville.
HHH talked with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. He said that Kane would be at ringside in the main event but if Reigns interfered Ambrose would be disqualified.
IC TITLE CHAMBER: SHEAMUS VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. KING BARRETT VS. R-TRUTH VS. RYBACK VS. MARK HENRY
Ryback won a long match clean with a power bomb and shellshock on Sheamus when they were the last two. Good match at times, dragged at other times. Daniel Bryan was at ringside and presented the belt to Ryback. Bryan said he thought Ryback deserved it and led “Yes” chants and they shook hands. Ryback said that Bryan was an inspiration to him and they raised each others arms.
R-Truth pinned Barrett first with the lie detector. Ryback pinned R-Truth with the shell shock. Sheamus pinned Henry with the Brogue kick and the Sheamus pinned Ziggler with the Brogue kick. Sheamus and Ryback went about five minutes as the last two. A lot of bumps on the mesh but not a lot of crazy moves. The storyline stuff was that the pod was broken that Henry was in early when Ziggler went through it so he started early which led to cutting time down, although they still went too long. Shamus was locked in his pod for three minutes after he was supposed to be in but he was able to use a cross to unlock the door that was jammed supposedly.
They are again putting over Owens beating Cena. In two weeks at Money in the Bank, Cena vs. Owens in a rematch
SETH ROLLINS VS. DEAN AMBROSE FOR WWE TITLE
Rollins retained the title via DQ. They did a Dusty finish. Ref John Cone was knocked down when Rollins pulled him in the path of an elbow off the top so he was out. A second ref came out and Ambrose pinned Rollins clean with Dirty Deeds, was announced as the winner nad new champion. He celebrated for about a minute before Cone got up and Cone said that Rollins was disqualified before the pinfall so the finish was via DQ. Excellent match before the finish with both pulling out all of their best stuff. Before the finish Ambrose had done the standing elbow off the top rope to the floor on Kane, Mercury and Noble after he’d knocked them all off the apron.
Everyone is beating down Ambrose after the match until Roman Reigns nailed Rollins with a Superman punch and speared Kane. Reigns gave a superman punch to both Mercury and Noble and Ambrose backdropped Rollins over the top rope. Ambrose left with the title belt.