The 2016 WWE Roadblock special event from Toronto, Ontario, Canada opens up with a video package first focusing on the Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose match. The video then highlights the Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt match.
After the video package, we are welcomed live into the arena in Toronto by Michael Cole. From there, we hear The New Day on the house mic as the WWE Tag-Team Champions make their way to the ring.
WWE Tag-Team Titles:
– The New Day (c) vs. Sheamus & King Barrett
The New Day makes their way to the ring as we are welcomed to the announce table where Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton formally welcome us to the show. Meanwhile, Xavier Woods plays the trombone as the crowd chants “New Rock rocks!”
Big E., Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods cut a promo on eating your Booty O’s cereal. They mock Sheamus and King Barrett in the process. Finally, Sheamus and King Barrett make their way down to the ring. The League of Nations vs. The New Day kicks off WWE Roadblock 2016.
The bell sounds and immediately the “You Look Stupid!” chants break out in Toronto directed at Sheamus. Starting things off for their respective teams in this one will be Sheamus and Kofi Kingston. “New Day rocks!” chants break out as Sheamus uses his power to control Kingston early on. It isn’t long, however, before Kingston’s speed gets the better of Sheamus’ power and Woods plays the trombone to celebrate that fact.
Sheamus immediately regains control, going back to work on Kingston before tagging in Barrett. Barrett comes in and picks up where “The Celtic Warrior” left off, taking it to Kingston.
Big E. finally tags in and now The New Day are firmly in control as Big E. establishes dominance and than exchanges tags with Kingston back-and-forth to keep a fresh pair of boots stomping Barrett in their corner as Woods plays the trombone right in his face and “The New Day rocks!” chants spread throughout the arena yet again.
Things end up with Kingston and Sheamus in the ring. Kingston goes for the Trouble In Paradise kick but misses, leading to Sheamus catching him in he Cloverleaf submission. Big E. takes out Barrett on the floor and gets back on the apron. Kingston reverses out of the Cloverleaf. He hits the S.O.S. on Sheamus and then tags in Big E.
Big E. looks for the Big Ending but gets distracted. Sheamus takes out Kingston and Big E. and then tags in Barrett. Barrett goes to work on Big E., blasting him with a super kick while he was on his knees. Woods, meanwhile, has the referee distracted.
Sheamus chases Woods around. Kingston blasts Sheamus coming around the corner. In the ring, Big E. hits Barrett with the Big Ending. 1-2-3. The New Day retains.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag-Team Champions: The New Day
Backstage: Paul Heyman
Backstage, Paul Heyman is interviewed. Heyman says he is here to name Toronto, Ontario, Canada the new capital for Suplex City. He talks about his client, Brock Lesnar, warning Bray Wyatt about exactly what is going to happen tonight — Lesnar will get revenge on Wyatt.
Chris Jericho vs. Jack Swagger
After a video package on the Chris Jericho-AJ Styles feud, Chris Jericho’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring for our second match of the evening.
Jericho cuts a promo once in the ring. He addresses the Toronto crowd, telling them to shut their filthy mouths right now. He said they had their chance to chant for him for months and instead they chose to chant for AJ Styles. The fans chant “AJ Styles!” Jericho tells them to go to hell for chanting for Styles. He calls them typical Canadians, always a step behind the rest of the world.
Jericho says the sad thing is he is the greatest icon of the country of Canada. The fans chant “we want Bret!” Jericho says they’ll never get Bret again. Jericho says he is ashamed of being Canadian. So much so that he moved from the country years ago, a move he says is the among the smartest he’s ever made. He said he moved from Canada because Canada stinks — literally. He says Toronto is the anus of stinky Canada.
As he mocks the “We The People” chant, Jack Swagger’s music hits and out he comes. Jericho vs. Swagger is up next at WWE Roadblock.
After a lot of back-and-forth action, which included some loud, random “CM Punk! CM Punk!” chants from the Toronto fans, the finish came when after a series of near finishes, Jericho finally gets Swagger in The Walls Of Jericho and Swagger taps out.
Winner via Submission: Chris Jericho
NXT Tag-Team Titles
– Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson (c) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
After the video package that told the story behind this NXT Tag-Team Title match, out comes Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady to rock star pops from the Toronto fans. They do their usual entrance on the way to the ring as the fans chant along.
Out next are their opponents for this evening, the current NXT Tag-Team Champions — Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson. NXT Tag-Team Championship action is up third here at WWE Roadblock.
Amore and Dash kick things off for their respective teams. After a quick distraction spot with Dawson giving the assist, Dash takes the early lead. Amore starts to fight back and he takes over the offense before Cassady tagged in and picked up where Amore left off.
Amore and Cassady hit a cool spot where Cassady launched Amore onto the NXT tag-champs on the floor. Moments later, however, the NXT tag-champs take over control in the ring on Amore, who is now the legal man for the challengers.
Cassady finally gets a hot tag and cleans house. They go for the Rocket Launcher but it’s blocked by Dawson. Meanwhile, Amore is the legal man with Dawson. Dash tags in and the NXT tag-champs hit a wicked double-team DDT move for the 1-2-3 to retain.
Winners and STILL NXT Tag-Team Champions: The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)
WWE Divas Championship
Charlotte (with Ric Flair) vs. Natalya
We are shown a pre-recorded interview from earlier today. Natalya dedicates the match to her Uncle Bret Hart. She says she’ll become one step closer to the WWE Divas Championship. Charlotte comes in laughing with Ric Flair, mocking Nattie for thinking she has a chance against Charlotte. Nattie calls them cowards, leading to Charlotte giving her a shot at the title tonight at WWE Roadblock.
From there, Charlotte’s music hits and out comes the WWE Divas Champion accompanied by her two-time WWE Hall Of Fame father Ric Flair. Out next is her opponent and the challenger for this evening, Natalya.
The two are formally introduced by JoJo for this title match and the bell rings. These two execute some awesome chain wrestling on the mat, reversing in and out of submission holds to start off this championship contest that the crowd is fully into already.
Charlotte takes over control of the offense, as she WOOO’s and struts while Ric Flair does the same from the floor. Charlotte goes to work on the leg of Nattie early on, setting her up for the Figure-8 later in the match, as the announcers point out on commentary.
The two exchange chops and punches back-and-forth until Nattie gets the better of the exchanges. Nattie goes for the Sharpshooter and the win, but Charlotte kicks her way out of it and takes over control of the offense yet again. She immediately goes to work on the leg of Nattie and locks in the Figure-8.
Nattie, in the Figure 4 but not the 8 yet, continues to fight her way out of it. Charlotte settles into the Figure 4. Nattie momentarily reverses it by rolling over, but Charlotte rolls back. She screams tap at Nattie and Nattie screams “No!” back at her. Charlotte goes to the ropes and falls out of the ring, but while still on the leg of Nattie in the figure 4. Finally she lets go.
Charlotte comes back in and hits the Natural Selection. She goes for the cover, but Nattie kicks out at two. Charlotte looks shocked and tries covering her again and again, but Nattie kicks out at two each time.
The Divas Champion goes to the top but Nattie stops her and hits a big powerbomb on her for a near fall. Both ladies are down as the fans chant “This Is Awesome!” and the announcers hard sell the title and WrestleMania importance riding on this match.
Nattie gets up first and goes for the Sharpshooter but Charlotte avoids it. Charlotte goes for the Figure-4 but Nattie reverses into the Sharpshooter. The fans in Toronto goes nuts. Charlotte fights it while Flair freaks out on the floor. Nattie lets go of the hold as Flair gets up on the apron. Nattie blasts Flair but the distraction allows Charlotte to get the pin — with her feet on the ropes — on Nattie. 1-2-3.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Charlotte
Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper
The video package for the Lesnar-Wyatt match airs. It looks like “The New Face of Fear” and “The Beast Incarnate” are up next here at WWE Roadblock.
After the video package. Wyatt comes out with Luke Harper. He cuts a promo on his way to the ring to talk about Lesnar being all of the beast that he is hyped up to be. He says, however, Lesnar has never conquered him. He says tonight will be no diferent because he made a deal with the devil himself. He says because tonight he and Harper — together — will slay the beast.
Following Wyatt’s pre-match promo, Brock Lesnar’s music hits and out he comes accompanied by Paul Heyman. The fans, meanwhile, chant “Suplex City.” Heyman cuts a quick pre-match promo putting over Lesnar.
Finally, the bell sounds and here we go. Lesnar and Wyatt start things off in this two-on-one handicap match. Before Lesnar can do anything, Wyatt tags Harper and exits the ring. Lesnar, meanwhile, goes to work on Harper and is immediately rag-dolling him directly into Suplex City.
Harper throws himself onto Lesnar on the floor and now he has him back in the ring. He goes to work on Lesnar in the corner. Wyatt cheers Harper on as he blasts Lesnar with superkicks and spinning clotheslines. Harper fully in control of The Beast Incarnate now as we see Wyatt watching on from the floor.
Lesnar escapes Harper’s grasp and hits him with another suplex. Second of the match so far. Before he can do much else, Harper goes back to work on him. Lesnar, however, recovers quickly and hits the third and fourth suplexes in the match. Lesnar smirks at Wyatt on the floor while he goes back to work on Harper in the ring. Suplex number five, as Toronto fans count along.
The fans chant one more time. Lesnar obliges. And then some. He’s up to seven suplexes now and the fans in Toronto are loving it. We see Heyman smiling on as well. Wyatt is backing up the ramp as Lesnar stares him down from the ring. Lesnar hits an F-5 on Harper. 1-2-3. Lesnar’s music plays as he stares down Wyatt again. Wyatt is half way up the ramp. Lesnar exits the ring and Wyatt scurries to the back as Lesnar walks to the back as well.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Sami Zayn vs. Stardust
Sami Zayn’s music and out comes the former NXT Champion, who is in action here next at WWE Roadblock. The fans in Toronto love Zayn. Out next is his opponent for this evening, Stardust.
The fans erupt with “Ole! Ole! Ole!” chants directed at Zayn. The bell sounds and Zayn immediately goes to work on Stardust, seemingly focusing on the arm early on. Stardust catches Zayn in the corner with a big right hand and then works on his leg against the ring post from outside the ring.
“Lets go Sami!” chants break out as Zayn continues to endure punishment from Stardust. The fans are now randomly chanting for JBL as the action continues in the ring.
Zayn starts to fight back and he hits an insanely awesome dive over the top and onto Stardust on the floor. Back in the ring, Zayn continues to go to work on Stardust, hitting a number of his trademark moves.
Finally, Zayn hits his big kick on Stardust in the corner, straight into the pinfall victory. 1-2-3. Sami Zayn wins in front of an appreciative crowd in Toronto here at WWE Roadblock.
Winner: Sami Zayn
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
– Triple H (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
After the Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose video package plays, Motorhead blasts throughout the speakers in Toronto as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H makes his way to the ring for tonight’s WWE Roadblock main event.
Out next is his opponent for tonight’s headline attraction here at the first ever Roadblock event, is “The Lunatic Fringe” himself, Dean Ambrose. Our HHH vs. Ambrose WWE World Heavyweight Title match is now officially underway.
As soon as the bell rings the fans break out into dueling chants, mostly in favor of Dean Ambrose. HHH and Ambrose circle each other and then lock up to make this one official. HHH goes behind Ambrose and then takes him down with a side headlock. Ambrose works “The Game” back to his feet and shoves him off into the ropes. HHH shoulder blocks the smaller Ambrose down.
The two lock up again and again HHH out powers Ambrose, but Ambrose uses some craftiness to get in some offense of his own, including a headlock takedown and a hip toss. He hits an arm drag into an armbar and now Ambrose appears to be in control. Ambrose lets go of HHH and lays on the top rope like the cocky challenger that he is. HHH looks on at Ambrose half confused and half pissed off/offended.
The fans in Toronto break out into another loud, random “CM Punk!” chant. Ambrose grabs HHH by his big nose twice during offensive spots, which the fans in Toronto seemed to dig. Ambrose now focusing on the arm of “The Game” as the fans chant for “The Lunatic Fringe” in the background. HHH fans make themselves heard again as the “Lets go Ambrose!” chant becomes a dueling “Let’s go Ambrose! / Triple-H!” chant.
Ambrose cloitheslines HHH over the top. He comes out after HHH and clotheslines him down to the ground outside the ring. Ambrose then throws “The Game” back into the ring and goes back to work on him, chop-blocking his knee out from under him from behind.
“The Lunatic Fringe” continues to focus on the leg of Triple H. The action spills out to the floor where HHH takes over control, hitting a big suplex on Ambrose onto the barricade before returning in the ring and waiting for Ambrose to crawl back inside the squared circle. HHH immediately goes to work on Ambrose once he slowly and finally gets back into the ring.
HHH seems to be focusing on the arm/shoulder area of Ambrose. HHH and Ambrose are talking back-and-forth while HHH stretches the arm of Ambrose. HHH finally lets it go and drops three elbows back-to-back-to-back on Ambrose’s back area. The champ continues to go to work on the challenger, whipping him back-first into the corner as hard as he possibly can. Ambrose tries fighting back with wild punches but HHH hits a spinebuster to slow him down.
Ambrose starts using his fists, elbows, head and anything else he can use to hit Triple H with to fight his way back into the match. He hits a top rope elbow on HHH and now both guys are down and slowly trying to work their way back to their feet. They do and HHH meets Ambrose with a right hand. The champ tries to go back to work on Ambrose, but Ambrose is firing back with punches of his own. Ambrose finally gets the better of the fisticuff exchange.
Ambrose hits a running bulldog on HHH out of the corner for a close near fall. The champ is working his way back to his feet as Ambrose stalks him. Ambrose climbs on top of HHH in the corner and starts with the ten punch attempt. HHH cuts him off and hits an atomic drop. He goes for the Pedigree but Ambrose counters into a pin attempt for a two count. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds but HHH fights out of it.
HHH hits a facebuster on Ambrose but Ambrose turns around and blasts HHH with a clothesline for another pin attempt. Again, however, the champ manages to kick out before the count of three.
Both guys get back to their feet but it’s Triple H who sprints across the ring and turns Ambrose inside-out with a monsterous clothesline. Both guys are down again as the fans clap in support of both men getting back to their feet.
Triple H again goes for the Pedigree but Ambrose back-body drops HHH out of the ring to avoid it. Ambrose goes for a big dive through the ropes onto HHH on the floor, but HHH catches him on the way out with a big right hand. HHH now standing over Ambrose on the floor. HHH takes apart the announce table as he has bad intentions for “The Lunatic Fringe.”
Ambrose throws HHH into the steel steps before HHH can do anything. Ambrose rolls HHH back into the ring and climbs to the top. HHH crotches Ambrose on the top rope and Ambrose falls into the ring. HHH goes for the Pedigree again but again Ambrose counters. This time, Ambrose countered right into a Figure-4. HHH is screaming in pain as Ambrose sinks in the hold. Cole brings up Ambrose working on the leg of HHH earlier on as brilliant now that he’s got him in the Figure 4.
HHH punches and fights his way out of Ambrose’s Figure-4 lock. Ambrose gets HHH in the Sharpshooter now. He’s got him in it and again HHH is screaming out in pain in a submission hold applied by The Lunatic Fringe. HHH crawls to the ropes but Ambrose yanks him back to the center of the ring. HHH eventually powers his way to the ropes, forcing the ref to break the hold.
Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on HHH. The referee counts to three on the pin attempt but the ref says no, waiving it off because Ambrose’s feet were under the bottom rope during the pin attempt. Ambrose, pissed at the call, gets in the refs face. HHH tries rolling Ambrose up from behind and even used the ropes during the pin attempt, but Ambrose still manages to kick out before three. Ambrose throws HHH over the top and out to the floor.
Dean Ambrose runs like a madman and hits a big dive through the ropes, crashing onto the champ on the floor. Ambrose picks HHH up and whips him into the barricade on the floor. Now he throws HHH back in the ring as fans break out into “This Is Awesome!” chants. HHH immediately rolls right back to the floor. Ambrose goes up to the top rope. Ambrose comes flying off with a big elbow onto HHH on the floor. Ambrose mocks HHH, doing crotch chops off his back on the floor.
Ambrose picks up HHH and lays him across the announce table that HHH cleared off earlier in the match. Ambrose rolls back into the ring to break the count. He backs up and smiles at the crowd. He rolls back to the floor where HHH is still laid on the announce table. Ambrose gets up on the barricade. He runs across it and hits a big elbow, however HHH moves at the last minute and Ambrose crashes through the table by himself. The fans chant “Holy Sh*t!” as HHH rolls back into the ring.
The referee nearly counts Ambrose out but Ambrose runs into the ring at the count of nine, however he runs right into a Pedigree from “The Game.” 1-2-3. Triple H wins and retains.
Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Triple H
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