Darren Young was the unlucky first entrant for his team in this match, and he suffered for it. He was destroyed and eliminated within about a minute.
Big Titus O'Neil came out next, and he had a much better showing, putting all three men down at least once before he was eventually taken off his feet and pinned by The Shield.
Dolph Ziggler came out third, and he rushed the ring and went right for Dean Ambrose. The Shield got the advantage right away, but Ziggler ended up putting up a great fight.
Ziggler managed to take out Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins before he took both himself and Ambrose over the top rope with a clothesline. Unfortunately for Ziggler, Reigns was there to deliver a Spear that would keep Ziggler down for the 10-count.
Kofi was out fourth, and he had a flurry of offense before The Shield systematically took him out, as well. RVD came out next to the biggest pop out of anyone.
RVD was able to benefit from Kofi hitting Reign with Trouble in Paradise. He looked at one point like he was about to win with a Five-Star Frog Splash, but Triple H's music distracted RVD long enough for Reigns to knock him from the top rope to the floor.
Triple H came out and reprimanded Vickie for making this match before shutting it down and taking her to the back to yell at her and force her to make a six-man tag match for later.
This segment lasted exactly the right amount of time, and it came across very well on TV. Every participant did their job the way they were supposed to, and that is all you can ask when you have a situation like an 11-on-3 handicap gauntlet match that had the potential to be one big mess.
Some notes from the match:
- Why do The Shield get to leave their titles by the corner while everyone else has to give them to the timekeeper?
- All Ziggler needs is one big match where he is against the wall and comes out on top to solidify himself as a top star.
- The pop RVD gets every time he comes out is something you really have to experience in person. He might even be able to challenge Bryan when it comes to the frequency and volume of the crowd's chants.