Dolph Ziggler made his entrance with a mic in hand and took exception to Heyman referring to him as a “perennial runner up.” Ziggler said some people might take exception because he won a Money in the Bank match and successfully cashed in to win the World Heavyweight Champion. He referred to himself as the hardest working man in sports entertainment and recalled winning the Intercontinental Title. Ziggler asked when Cesaro has achieved any of those things.
Ziggler told Heyman to tell the “walking James Bond villain” to man up. Big E came out and delivered a promo as he walked to the ring. He was in preacher mode as he spoke about being a former Intercontinental Champion. He said he strayed from the path of righteousness, but he will take the chance to get the title back.
Ryback and Curtis Axel’s music interrupted E (thankfully). The said they will both be in the battle royal and they won’t be stopped. Rob Van Dam made his entrance and said they all their accomplishments, then he stopped and said he doesn’t know what Ryback and Axel have accomplished “aside from copying my ring gear.”
A brawl broke out. Cesaro and Heyman walked away without getting involved. Ziggler, E, and RVD cleared Ryback and Axel from the ring. The Wyatt Family sounder played. Luke Harper told New Jersey they were coming, and Harper delivered the “run” line. The broadcast team said Rowan and Harper would be in action after the break…
Rob Van Dam, Big E, and Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro (w/Paul Heyman), Curtis Axel, and Ryback.
The broadcast team explained that the medical team ordered Cesaro to wear the eye patch for 24-48 hours. The babyface trio cleared the heels from the ring heading into the break.
Cesaro lost the eye patch and worked over RVD. The heel threesome isolated RVD for a few minutes. Ryback actually went to the top rope and RVD dodged his splash attempt. RVD then made the hot tag to Ziggler, which was a little awkward because he had to reach past E to tag Ziggler. Dolph hit the Fameasser on Cesaro for a two count at 10:10.
Ziggler went for the Zig Zag, but Cesaro dodged it. Ziggler hit a wicked DDT instead. The other team members fought. Van Dam went up top to dive on Rybaxel, but Cesaro shoved him off and it ultimately had the same effect. Ziggler hit the Zig Zag on Cesaro and pinned him clean…
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, and Big E beat Cesaro, Ryback, and Curtis Axel in 11:05.