WWE King Of The Ring 2015 Opener
The 2015 WWE King Of The Ring special opens up with a video package showing highlights of several past King Of The Ring tournaments. From there, we shoot live into the arena where we are welcomed by Michael Cole on commentary.
After that, Jerry “The King” Lawler is introduced. He comes out with the King Of The Ring crown and stands at the top of the stage with a microphone. He welcomes us all to the KOTR tournament exclusively on the WWE Network. He talks about the four Superstars who advanced to tonight’s semi-finals.
Backstage: Sheamus Interview
Backstage, Sheamus is interviewed. He talks about the King Of The Ring and about how he’s going to win it. He closes by saying just like Dolph Ziggler, when he wins the KOTR, everyone can “Kiss Me Arse.”
Backstage: Neville Interview
From there, we shoot to Renee Young, who is with Neville. He talks about how crazy it is that he just debuted in the WWE and he’s already close to becoming the King Of The Ring.
King Of The Ring Semi-Finals
– Sheamus vs. Neville
Sheamus’ theme hits and out he comes for our first of two semi-final matches tonight here at the WWE King Of The Ring 2015 live special on the WWE Network. After Sheamus makes his way out, out comes Neville.
The bell rings and the bigger Sheamus immediately starts to physically bully Neville around the ring, pushing him into the corners. Neville starts firing away with kicks and quick offense, trying to speed up the pace so he has a better chance, but ultimately, Sheamus slows him down and starts to take over control of the contest.
Sheamus dominates the action for a while, including knocking Neville off the ring apron and onto the announce table and hitting him with White Noise. Then, out of nowhere, Dolph Ziggler makes his way out to distract Sheamus. When Sheamus turns around, Neville knocks Sheamus down with a kick. He goes to the top for his Red Arrow finisher and hits it. 1-2-3.
After The Match:
After the match, Ziggler congratulates Neville. He tells Sheamus there was a stipulation for their match and now he’s here to collect. He hits the ring and starts beating up Sheamus, but Sheamus manages to escape up the ramp. Sheamus ends up coming back in the ring and both guys start brawling. During the brawl, Sheamus’ eye gets split open badly. Really badly. 100 referees hit the ring and finally break things up.
King Of The Ring Semi-Finals
– R-Truth vs. Bad News Barrett
After a bunch of plugs from the announcers and commercials and stuff, the WWE Network returns back live to the King Of The Ring special. R-Truth’s music hits and out he comes for this, our second of two semi-final matches. Out next is his opponent for tonight, Bad News Barrett.
The bell sounds and here we go. Immediately Barrett takes control with a big boot to the face. He knocks him out to the floor and beats him up a bit outside of the ring before continuing to punish him back inside the ring.
R-Truth gets some hope spots and then a mini-comeback, although it isn’t long before Barrett takes over again. Barrett hits Truth with his Bull Hammer Elbow. 1-2-3. We have our second of two finalists now.
Winner: Bad News Barrett