WWE Roadblock kicks off with gold on the line as New Day members Big E & Kofi Kingston, with Xavier Woods in their corner, defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against League of Nations members Sheamus & King Barrett. During a hard-fought title match, King Barrett appeared to have the match won after a vicious kick to the face of Big E, but Xavier Woods would distract the referee to prevent the pinfall from taking place. Then, with Kofi Kingston taking Sheamus out on the outside, Big E would hit King Barrett with the Big Ending, pinning Barrett to pick up the win and successfully retain the WWE Tag Team Titles for The New Day.
After betraying AJ Styles on RAW, bringing an end to their Y2AJ tag team, Chris Jericho was in action at WWE Roadblock. Before his match, the Canadian-raised Superstar says that the fans had their chance to support him, but they chose to chant for AJ Styles. Jericho then says that, if they want to chant for AJ Styles, they can “go to hell” before mocking the Canadian crowd and saying that he’s the “greatest icon” in the history of Canada. Jericho continues, saying that he moved out of Canada years ago because “Canada stinks” and Toronto is the “anus”. Jericho then says that he is not the “flavor of the month” and he’s not the “next big thing”, he is the “only thing” and he is the “best in the world” at what he does.
Chris Jericho would then compete against the man who took the World Heavyweight Championship away from him back in 2010 as “Y2J” would go one-on-one with “The Real American” Jack Swagger. Despite an impressive performance by Jack Swagger, it was Chris Jericho locking in the Walls of Jericho, making “The Real American” tap out to pick up the win.
Then it was time for NXT’s contribution to WWE Roadblock as Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady, with Carmella in their corner, would challenge The Revival, Dash & Dawson, for the NXT Tag Team Championship. During the match, Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady looked to be moments away from winning the gold after “Big Cass” dominated both Dash & Dawson, but when Enzo & Cass set up for the Rocket Launcher maneuver, Dawson would intervene. Colin Cassady would then chase Dawson on the outside, but Dawson would hide behind Carmella. However, Carmella would slap Dawson before Dash gets involved as Dash & Dawson work together to take out “Big Cass” on the outside. With Colin Cassady out of the picture, Enzo Amore would have to go it alone against The Revival and, in the end, it was too much for Enzo to handle as Dash & Dawson deliver a double team DDT to Enzo with Dash pinning Enzo to pick up the win and successfully retain the NXT Tag Team Titles for The Revival.
Following a confrontation in the backstage area, the Divas Championship would be on the line at WWE Roadblock as Charlotte, with her father Ric Flair in her corner, would defend the gold against Canadian native Natalya. Throughout the match, the story of the contest would be Natalya’s refusal to quit as Charlotte works on the leg of Natalya throughout the match and Natalya would even survive the Figure-Eight, continuing to fight, much to the frustration of Charlotte. Later on in the match, the crowd would erupt once Natalya finally locks the Sharpshooter in on Charlotte, but Ric Flair would distract Natalya and Natalya would release the hold, taking a swing at the Hall of Famer. Much like she’s done for months, Charlotte would take advantage of the distraction, rolling Natalya up and putting her feet on the bottom rope for the illegal advantage, keeping Natalya down for the three-count to successfully retain the Divas Title.
After Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family eliminated Brock Lesnar from the Royal Rumble Match back in January, “The Beast” would come to Toronto with revenge on his mind as Brock Lesnar, with his advocate Paul Heyman in his corner, would go one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt, with Luke Harper in his corner. However, before the match begins, Bray Wyatt reveals that the “devil” has decreed that both he and Luke Harper will be competing against Brock Lesnar, turning the match into a 2-on-1 Match!
During the match, Bray Wyatt would decide to take a front row seat to the match, standing on the outside and allowing Luke Harper to combat Brock Lesnar by himself. While Luke Harper would get a few big shots in on “The Beast”, Brock Lesnar would establish dominance in the match, drilling Harper with several suplexes before finishing the job with the F-5, pinning Harper for the win, keeping an eye on Bray the entire time. After the match, Brock Lesnar would exit the ring with his sights set on Bray Wyatt, but the self-proclaimed “Eater of Worlds” would swiftly walk away from “The Beast”, not wanting any part of Brock Lesnar.
As he continues his quest for a match against Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania, Sami Zayn was in action at WWE Roadblock as the Canadian native would go one-on-one with Stardust. In the end, it was Sami Zayn enduring everything that Stardust could dish out before scoring with the Helluva Kick, pinning Stardust to pick up the win.
Then it was time for the main event as everyone’s plans for WrestleMania could potentially be changed drastically at WWE Roadblock as, for the first time since winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble, Triple H would put the gold on the line as “The Game” would defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose. Surprisingly, Dean Ambrose would actually employ a well thought out strategy during the title match, targeting the left leg of the champion early on in the match before Triple H manages to fight back against the challenger, grounding Ambrose and attempting to get “The Lunatic Fringe” to tap out. Later on in the match, both champion and challenger would trade some of their signature shots before the action spills to the outside. Triple H would expose the announce table, but Dean Ambrose would shove Triple H into the steel steps as the champion’s left leg collides with the steel.
Back in the ring, Dean Ambrose would lock in the Figure-Four on Triple H, trying to get the champion to tap out, but “The Game” uses right hands to the head of Ambrose to break the hold. However, “The Lunatic Fringe” would then lock in the famous finisher of Canadian legend Bret Hart, trapping Triple H in the Sharpshooter, but the champion is able to pull himself to the ropes, forcing Ambrose to break the hold. Triple H then manages to hang Ambrose up on the top rope, but stumbles right into Dirty Deeds from “The Lunatic Fringe”, going for the pin and, while the referee counts to three, the official immediately waves off the count!
The referee then explains to an exasperated Dean Ambrose that, unbeknownst to Ambrose, his foot was under the bottom rope during the pinfall. “The Lunatic Fringe” then corners the referee, getting in the official’s face and this would give Triple H the opening he needed as the champion would roll Ambrose up and “The Game” would even put both feet on the middle rope for the illegal advantage, but Ambrose would still manage to kick out. Ambrose then sends Triple H to the outside, diving to the outside and taking out the champion before Triple H rolls back into the ring and out the other side.
“The Lunatic Fringe” then dives off of the top rope to the outside, taking Triple H down with a clothesline before placing the champion on the announce table. Ambrose then climbs on the ringside barricade, diving off of the barricade with the intention of delivering an elbow drop to “The Game”, but Triple H rolls off of the table at the last possible moment and “The Lunatic Fringe” crashes and burns through the announce table!
Triple H then slowly rolls back into the ring, expecting to get a count-out victory, but Ambrose is able to just barely beat the referee’s ten-count back into the ring. However, as soon as Ambrose leaps into the ring, he is caught by Triple H, who plants “The Lunatic Fringe” with the Pedigree, finally securing the three-count to successfully retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a hellacious title match. After the match, the toll taken was apparent as Triple H collapses on the outside before making it back to his feet, grasping his WWE World Heavyweight Title belt and holding it high as “The Game” survives a war against Dean Ambrose and ensures that it will be he who walks into WrestleMania as the champion.
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