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Brodus Clay vs. David Otunga
Otunga attempts to take out Clay’s injured knee. Stamford says that he has a grade 2 MCL tear, meaning that the tear is incomplete. Otunga does a head first chop block, and continues to work over the knee. Clay is up, and he hits the big headbutt to the chest, sending Otunga to the floor. Otunga is up, and starts to get back in, but it looks like he is choosing to stay out of the ring, and live to fight another day.
Winner via Count Out – Brodus Clay
We start out with Sheamus’s music, so it looks like we have the WHT match first!
Sheamus (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) – World Heavyweight Championship
Tons of ‘Let’s Go Ziggler’ chants. Sheamus is sporting some new all red tights, while Dolph is wearing new baby blue tights. Vickie gives Dolph a kiss on the cheek for good luck, and Dolph turns around as Sheamus goes for a Bough Kick (just like WM), but Dolph ducks it and rolls out of the ring. Tons of back and forth action to start, Dolph hits his big drop kick for a 2 count. Sheamus gets Dolph on his shoulders, but Dolph slides through and hits a DDT for a 2 count. Dolph locks in a headlock, and does his headstands. Dolph beats Sheamus done in the corner, but Sheamus fights back. Sheamus kicks Dolph back and pulls himself to the top rope, but Dolph runs up and hits a XFactor off the top rope, but only gets a 2 count! Both men stay down, Dolph up first, goes for a Sleeper, but Sheamus fights it off, and hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus then puts Dolph in the ropes and pummels him across the chest. Sheamus sends Dolph off the ropes, but Dolph holds on, then gets on Sheamus’s back for a Sleeper again, however this time, Sheamus turns it into White Noise. Sheamus then lines up, and hits the Bough Kick for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Sheamus
Big Johnny catches up to Vince backstage, and wants to assure him that their business relationship will go unharmed. Vince blows him off. Josh Matthews enters to try and get a few words from Big Johnny, but Big Johnny rips into him.
Santino Marella vs. Ricardo Rodriguez – Tuxedo Match
‘This is boring’ chants all over the place. Ricardo’s jacket, shirt & shoes are taken pretty quickly. Santino goes for the Cobra, but Ricardo ducks it, and takes Santino’s pants. However, Santino has a Cobra on his feet as a sock, and kicks Ricardo with it, pulls off his pants for the win.
Winner – Santino
Striker is with CM Punk, in his new I DIG CRAZY CHICKS shirt. He says that he’s been beating the odds all his career. AJ enters, and wants to wish Punk luck, and gives him a kiss on the cheek. Punk says luck is for losers, and walks off. AJ is left there smiling at him, and gives Striker some attitude when attempts to get a comment.
Christian (c) vs. Cody Rhodes – Intercontinental Championship
Cody holds control of the beginning of the match, working over Christian’s shoulder. Christian reverse Cody, and sends him into the corner. Christian goes to the outside, and tries to pull Cody’s legs down, into the ring post, but Cody pulls his lets in, and Christian goes shoulder first into the post. Cody hits the Alabama Slam for a 2 count. Cody then goes for the Killswitch, but Christian counters it into a reverse DDT. Christian is then calling for a spear, but Cody ducks out of the ring. Christian gets him back in, and rolls up Cody for a 2 count. Christian then hits the Killswitch, but only gets a 2. Christian starts to climb the top rope, goes for the Frog Splash, but Cody gets his knees up. Cody goes for the Disaster Kick, but Christian ducks, and hits the spear for the win.
Winner & Still Champion – Christian
Primo & Epico (w/ AW & Rosa) vs. Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd vs. Primetime Players vs. The Uso’s – #1 Contenders Match
Tons of fast paced action & tagging. Uso’s double team Gabriel and hits a back body drop into a Samoan Drop for 2. Titus tags himself back in. PTP hit a few double team moves, and Epico tags himself in. Epico hits a Backstabber, but Titus breaks it up. The match then falls apart. Young & Primo are legal, but Kidd hits a hurra canranna on Primo off the top rope to the floor, where everyone else is standing. Young gets back in the ring, and AW tosses Primo back in, but holds Epico back. Young hits his Fireman’s Carry into a Gutbuster for the pin.
Winners & #1 Contenders – Primetime Players
Epico shoves AW after the bell for turning on them, and the PTP along with AW beats down Epico & Primo.
Commercial for Money in the Bank featuring Alberto Del Rio. It is a clear rip-off of the DirecTV commercial with the mini-giraffe.
Recap of HHH & Brock lawsuit.
HHH comes out and says that its ironic that he became a wrestler to avoid getting a real job, and now he has a real job, a corporate job at that. HHH then says that deal down, he’s a fighter. He then came up with the idea that since Brock is also a fighter, he wants to put all the lawsuits crap behind them, and he wants to settle things in the ring at SummerSlam.
Daniel Bryan is preparing for his match, and AJ comes in. AJ says that despite everything, she still cares about him, and wants to wish him luck. She then kisses him on the cheek.
Layla (c) vs. Beth Phoenix – Diva’s Championship
Beth over powers Layla to start, and then starts trash talking. Layla lays out Beth out of no where. and steals her head band. Layla then mocks Beth with it. Beth finally regains control of the match, and goes for the Glamslam. Layla fights back, runs up the turnbuckle and lays back on Beth for a 2 count. Beth is up quickly, and lifts Layla up in a Military Press, but Layla slides out of it, and hits a DDT for 2. Layla then hits her Hangwoman’s Neckbreaker for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Layla
AJ catches up with Kane. She doesn’t know what to say, and wishes him luck, and kisses him on the cheek. Kane then grabs her arm, and lays a big fat kiss on her…probably with tongue.
Hunico (w/ Camacho) vs. Sin Cara
So, should be start calling him Sin Cara Rojo? Hunico dominates the match, keeping Rojo grounded, and hitting a majority of power moves. ‘We Want Ryder…WOO WOO WOO’ chants in the middle of the match. Rojo hits his new finisher out of no where to win the match. Best Rojo match since his return, but probably because Hunico dictated the pace.
Winner – Sin Cara
You Gotta Love Crazy Chicks recap.
CM Punk (c) vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan – WWE Championship
I just can’t look past that awful cartoony flam on Kane’s gear. Punk & Bryan double team on Kane to start, kicking them in the chest & back respectively. Then they both ring running drop kicks to Kane’s head, while he was on his knees. Punk & Bryan then square off, and Punk sends Bryan to the floor. Punk runs the ropes to leap to the floor, but Kane cuts him off, and lays him out. Bryan back in, knees Bryan in the back of the head, and sends him to the floor, and Punk then tosses Bryan to the floor. Punk then goes off the top rope with a crossbody to the floor on both guys. Back in the ring, Punk locks a headlock on Bryan, and calls him a Goatface. Punk & Bryan keep working each other, only for Kane to break any momentum up. Punk is able to hit the top rope elbow on Bryan for 2. Kane breaks up everything and hits a series of power moves on Punk. Punk fights back, lays out Kane and goes for the top rope elbow on him, but Kane moves. Bryan then quickly climbs the ropes, and hits a top rope headbutt for 2. Bryan sends Kane to the floor, then locks the Yes Lock on Punk. Punk is able to roll it into a pin and Bryan is forced to break it. Punk then hits the GTS on Bryan, but Kane pulls Bryan to the floor, gets in an goes for a Choke Slam on Punk. Punk turns it into a DDT, then hits Kane with a top rope elbow. Punk goes for the GTS on Kane, but Kane fights it off and hits a Choke Slam for 2. Kane is calling for the Tombstone, but Punk fights it off, and shoves Kane into the ropes, just as AJ comes out and gets on the apron, causing Kane to send her flying. Kane is distracted by it by AJ, and Punk hits the GTS for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – CM Punk
Kane lifts AJ up and walks her to the back. AJ is looking back past Kane (so Kane can not see), with a huge grin for Punk.
Ryback beat 2 jobbers. Nothing special here, except that Ryback says ‘Feed Me 3′ after the pinfall.
Recap of the Big Show/Cena stuff.
John Cena vs. Big Show (w/ Big Johnny) – Steel Cage Match
Vince McMahon is also ringside. Show tosses Cena around a bit to start. Cena is between the cage and ropes, Show goes for the WMD, but misses and hits the cage. Cena climbs to cage, but Show pulls him down fast. Big Show dominates the match, leaving no chance for Cena to get out of the cage. Show hits a Vader Bomb elbow on Cena for 2. They both fight up a turnbuckle, and Show tosses Cena off. Show then walks the ropes, and leaps off the top rope in the middle with an elbow drop, but Cena misses. Cena starts slowly climbing the cage, but Show starts to crawl out of the door. Cena runs over to Show and starts to pull him back in. Big Johnny takes out the cage door ref Cena starts to get to the door, and Vince McMahon comes over and holds open the cage door! Big Johnny runs over and shoves Vince, who goes head first into the door, and sends the door into Cena’s face. Show lines up for the a WMD but Cena ducks and Show hits the ref. Show doesn’t miss a beat, and turns and hits another WMD to knock out Cena. Show goes for the cage door, but Brodus Clay shows up with a chair, begging Show to come out the door. Show starts to climb the cage, and Santino, A-Ry & Ryder come out to distract him, however Show knocks each one off the cage. Show starts to climb out at one of the corners, and Kofi comes out to kick him back in the ring. Cena finally gets back up, and hits the AA on Show. Cena climbs the cage, and Big Johnny is waiting on the floor, swinging his crutch around. Brodus holds Big Johnny back, and Cena is able to drop to the floor before Show can get through the door.
Winner – John Cena
Brodus lets go of Big Johnny, and Cena gets him up in the AA. Vince comes over and says ‘YOU’RE FIRED’, and Cena then AA’s him through the Spanish Announce Table.
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