The show started as Michael Cole was seen inside the ring. Michael Cole welcomed to the first ever WWE Hall of Fame forum. Hulk Hogan came out as the first guest of the night. Ric Flair came out next and Shawn Michaels followed him next. Michael Cole announced that the topic of the night would be John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar. He also reminded the result of the Summerslam main event where Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight championship. Last week, it was had been announced that Brock Lesnar would defend his WWE World Heavyweight championship against John Cena at night of Champions in a four weeks’ time. Michael Cole requested Shawn Michaels to start things off. Shawn Michaels was asked by Michael Cole what were John Cena’s chances of taking the WWE World Heavyweight championship away from the champion Brock Lesnar.
Shawn Michaels said that with all due respect, conditions were all good, consider it happen. He said that this panel was like a cross roads. He believed he would take John Cena’s name out and it might be Cena’s time to say when. Hulk Hogan interrupted him and said everybody knew what their time was. John Cena’s time was not up, he could still go.
Now Michael Cole asked Ric Flair about his view who had earlier stated that John Cena would not be able to win. He said that he agreed with Shawn Michaels but Cena was the franchise, the fifteen times World champion. But he did not think that Cena would be able to beat Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions.
Michael Cole now asked Hulk Hogan to give his prediction. Hulk Hogan said that he knew John Cena personally, his quote ‘Hustle, Royal, Respect’ was not just a marketing quote, this was really John Cena. Cena wrestled well, he was a tough guy, so he would like John Cena.
Ric Flair said that he liked John Cena too. Shawn Michaels said that everybody liked John Cena, the chants did not matter. Hulk Hogan reminded their match at Chicago where Brock Lesnar beat the heck out of Cena but Cena won the match at the end.
Shawn Michaels said that John Cena got a beating which nobody ever got. He was not the same anymore. Hulk Hogan said thathe still thought John Cena would take the victory out at Night of Champions. Shawn Michaels said that Hulk Hogan actually did not believe it, neither did Ric Flair, Shawn Micahels and the fans because it was unbelievable.
John Cena interrupted the discussion. He entered the ring and said that everybody wanted to hear from him after Summerslam. Everybody thought that he would not be able to beat Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. He said that he had personal respect towards all the three legends that were sitting on the panel.
Cena continued that everybody saw what happened at Summerslam. He was manhandled by Brock Lesnar. But he did not give up, he would fight Brock Lesnar again. He said that fans might think why would he want to get the beating again, but h would like to bring the fight to Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. He said that he was going to night of Night of Champions not to beat Brock Lesnar, but to beat Lesnar’s a**. Cena left the ring.
Backtage Bo Dallas met Jack Swagger where he suggested Swagger to Bo-Lieve in himself.
Match 3 – WWE Divas champion Paige defeated Natalya in non title match. Paige pinned Natalya with the Paige Turner. After the match, AJ Lee interrupted Paige during her celebration. Natalya clotheslined Paige from the back. AJ Lee went inside and helped Paige to stand up. AJ Lee said that Paige addressed her as her frienemy and she knew that she was being sincere, but not as sincere as she was. AJ Le put the mic down, moved slowly towards Paige and hugged her. She wanted Paige to shake hands with her. As Paige did not move, AJ took Paige’s hand and kissed it. AJ lee left the ring and Paige stood inside with a puzzled look on her face.
The Eulogy of Dean Ambrose was next.
WWE Director of Operations Kane came out to the arena. There was a photo of Dean Ambrose inside the ring. Kane said that they were there on that night in the memory of their unstable and lunatic friend Dean Ambrose. He was a night of celebration for the future of WWE, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins came out to the arena. He entered the ring and shook hands with Seth Rollins. He started things off by saying that he was the leader of the most dominant group of WWE The Shield and there was a reason behind he handpicked Dean Ambrose to be a member of the Shield. Pain and fear was never a factor for Dean Ambrose he was courageous fighter. But last week, Rollins had to prove his expense by showing the authority always won.
He showed the footage of last week’s match which according to him was the demise for Dean Ambrose chosen by the fans. They showed the footage of last week’s Falls Count Anywhere match where Seth Rollins defeated his former buddy Dean Ambrose. WWE Director of Operations Kane helped Rollins to pick up this victory.
After the footage Seth Rollins asked the fans if they could imagine the moment of the impact when he crushed Dean Ambrose’s with the Curb Stomp. He said that Dean Ambrose would never be able to get out of the headache he had mentally. He was going to have that headache for the rest of his life.
The casualty of Dean Ambrose’s life had been summed up in two simple words; ‘What If’. What if Dean Ambrose knew his place, what if Dean Ambrose would have recognized Seth Rollins’ superiority, what if Dean Ambrose simply walked away when he had the opportunity. The real tragedy was, Dean Ambrose did not know the answers if those ‘what ifs’, because as far as he was concerned, it was highly likely that they were not going to see Dean Ambrose ever again. Seth Rollins was the one who created the Shield and Seth Rollins was the one who destroyed it.
Roman Reigns’ music was heard and the fans went absolutely crazy. Roman Reigns came out through the crowd. As Reigns came out of the crowd, Kane went towards him and started fighting. Reigns smashed Kane with the steel steps. Reigns went right after Seth Rollins next. They fought inside the ring. Reigns started beating down Rollins. As Reigns was about to hit the Superman Punch Kane dragged Seth Rollins out of the ring. Kane and Rollins escaped as Reigns stood inside the ring.
Match 4 – WWE Tag Team Championship – Goldust and Stardust defeated The Usos by count out. Jey Uso seemed to have hurt his left knee and he could enter the ring in time. Goldust took a mic and said that this was their one opportunity for the titles and Usos could not count out themselves for purpose. Goldust said that he wanted his rematch and he wanted it now. They attacked the Usos straight. They beat down Jey Uso badly as they attacked their injured knee badly.
Backstage Kane and Seth Rollins looked really frustrated. Kane announced a handicap match which would be Kane and Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns. Kane said that their business with Roman Reigns would end on that night.