Kevin Owens came out and said we’re going to cut right to business tonight. Want to know why? He showed us why. We saw a replay from last week’s Christmas episode where Rollins and AOP took out Owens, Mysterio and Joe later on. He went on about Rollins and AOP beating him up for weeks. Owens said he will keep calling them out and getting beat up, but sooner or later, he’s taking one of those idiots down with him. So, fans cheered Owens.
Owens had a problem with their actions have an effect on guys in the back that he looks up to, and the first name that comes to mind is Rey Mysterio. He talked about how it made him sick to watch what they did last week. Owens blamed the attack on Rey losing the WWE United States Title a few days later to Madison Square Garden. In addition, we saw footage from the title change at MSG on Thursday night during the non-televised live event.
However, the music interrupted, and Rollins came out with, The Aurthor of Pain as a bit of pyro wild off. Owens couldn’t wait to fight. Rollins took the mic, and said Owens is still failing to see the big picture. This isn’t something he chose – this is something that was forced upon him by people like Owens who think they know best. Rollins said this is his sacrifice, for the greater good, to be a leader, a messiah, to take the industry into the next decade. So, the fans boo.
Rollins said Owens left him no choice, but to impose his will. If Owens resists, AOP will enforce his will. Owens exited the ring, and charged at AOP, but they beat him up, and rolled him back in the ring. Rollins taunted on the mic. Akram & Rezar double-teamed Owens in the ring while he was trying to fight back. Further, the music interrupted and Samoa Joe came out to a big pop. AOP tried to stop Joe at ringside, but he took them both down. Joe hit the ring, and brawled with Rollins. He unloaded and applied the Coquina Clutch for a pop.
AOP made the save, but Owens came with steel chair shots in the ring. Rollins stopped Owens, but Owens fought him off in the corner. Security filled the ring, and held back the Superstars. Joe broke free, and attacked Rollins again. Rollins retreated to the floor as a “let them fight!” chant started up. Security had AOP and Rollins held back at ringside. Owens went to the top, and nailed a huge senton from the top to the floor on Rollins, AOP and security. There’s chaos at ringside as Joe joined in again. The segment ended with bodies everywhere.