Triple H sat down at ringside, watching intently to make sure nothing went wrong.
Even if the fans in Pittsburgh weren't very loud, there was a palpable energy before the match began. The momentum from the Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Shield match at Battleground match carried over to this one.
Goldust and Rhodes tagged in and out and showed the kind of chemistry that has been The Shield's trademark.
Rhodes suffered as Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns kept him in their corner. The Shield twisted, scraped and kneed him in the gut.
He finally tagged in Daniel Bryan who barreled around the ring kicking any chin within reach. After his exciting flurry, the match became chaotic with every wrestler getting involved.
Bryan locked Seth Rollins in the Yes! Lock and Ambrose prevented the loss by using a steel chair to get purposely disqualified. Triple H wouldn't have it. He restarted the match as a No Disqualification match.
That left the door open for Randy Orton to attack Bryan, leaving the goat-faced one ripe to be pinned by Rollins.
Big Show charged down to stop The Shield's routine onslaught, but at Triple H's orders the trio attacked him. The giant fought out of the pile to knock Triple H out.
Rollins gets the win for The Shield by getting the three-count on Bryan.
Memorable Moments and Quotes
Ambrose pushes Rhodes off the top turnbuckle.
"I'm begging you to listen to me for once in your life," Michael Cole to JBL.
"Daniel Bryan is on fire!" Cole.
"Big Show obviously thinks that's what's best for business," Jerry Lawler on Big Show punching Triple H.
Fans got to see the long-awaited image of Triple H lying flat on his back. Big Show's redemption was a feel-good moment that followed an entertaining match.
This is why WWE trudged through the repeated scene of Big Show being bullied and Bryan getting whipped. The payoff was even more electric this way.
The Orton and Bryan feud got a boost and Triple H vs. Big Show appears to be a lock for Hell in a Cell.