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Michael Cole brings out John Cena to discuss the implications in the AJ scandal. Cena is in his wrestling gear (aka, kneepads). Cole mentions that Vickie Guerrero has evidence that she will show off tomorrow on Raw. Cole has questions from Twitter fans, the first is if Cena has passed the torch by giving the title shot to Ryback. He says no, there is no such thing as a torch. The next question is what advice would you give Ryback for tonight. Cena says that brute strength will not win this match, because Punk is one of the smartest wrestlers ever. The next question is if Cena could beat Ryback in a Hell in a Cell Match. He says that he will want to be the first to challenge him for the WWE Title. Next question is who his toughest opponent to date. He says The Rock, and that he wants another shot. Next is if Cena will admit that Punk is the Best in the World if he beats Ryback tonight. He says no, because he has to confidently believe in himself. Next is what is the one word he would say to Vickie Guerrero, he teases saying some bad word, then says Silence. Next is a tout from Dolph Ziggler who wants Cena to reveal the truth. Cena then calls him out to the ring, “I’m Here to Show the World” starts, but Vickie comes out. Vickie says that Cena got his hand caught in the cookie jar, and while Cena turns his back to the entrance stage, Dolph runs out. Cena catches him, and then clotheslines him back to the floor.
A promo plays hyping Sheamus vs. Big Show & CM Punk vs. Ryback tonight.
The show opens with Tony Chimel (seemingly replacing Lillian) introducing Ricardo Rodriguez. Cole chimes in introducing JR & JBL at the table tonight.
Alberto del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) vs. Randy Orton
ADR is in his black tights with gold. Orton is in his black on black tights, and sporting a crew cut. They brawl to start. ADR is able to focus on Orton’s arm, and pulls an arm bar over the top rope until the 5 count. Crowd is solidly behind Orton, chanting ‘RKO RKO’. ADR is able to lock in the Cross-arm Breaker, but Orton gets to the ropes. Orton goes for the hang-up Viper DDT, but ADR lays him out. ADR mockingly slams the mat (similar to how Orton does it), then goes for the RKO, but Orton shoves out, tosses ADR to the apron, then brings him back through, and hits the Viper DDT. Orton then goes for the RKO, but ADR dodges it, and hits a Backstabber for 2. Orton fights back, and gets ADR on the top turnbuckle. ADR fights out, and puts Orton in the Tree of Woe, then does a double stomp on Orton’s chest. ADR then locks on the Cross-arm Breaker. Orton is able to use the leverage to roll up ADR, and ADR has to let go. ADR goes for a springboard, and Orton turns it into a RKO for the pin.
Winner – Randy Orton
The announce crew recap the Cena stuff from the pre-show.
Josh Matthews is Vickie Guerrero, who says she will show the proof of the affair tomorrow. Heyman enters and requests that tonight’s match with Ryback is cancelled again, Vickie says no.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Team Hell No (c) vs. The Rhodes Scholars
Rhodes Scholars come out and say that after tonight, they can say that ‘WE ARE THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS’, very funny. Sandow is in black tights with purple kneepads, the rest are in their normal attire. Kane & Bryan start out strong, but Rhodes is able to get Kane isolated, and they tag back and forth working over Kane. They work on Kane’s knees. Kane makes the hot tag to Bryan, who lights up Rhodes, however Sandow enters, and is able to take over. Sandow hits the Side Russian Leg Sweep, then hits the Elbow of Distain for 2. Bryan fights back, and goes for the LaBell lock, but Sandow reverses it, and both men make tags. Kane is on fire, taking out Rhodes. Kane goes for his top rope clothesline, but Sandow distracts him. Rhodes gets in the turnbuckle and attempts a SUPERplex, but Kane tosses Rhodes to the mat, and hits the clothesline. Kane calls for the Chokeslam, but Bryan tags himself in. Bryan hits a top rope headbutt for 2 on Rhodes. Kane and Bryan start to bicker, and Sandow pulls Kane to the floor. Rhodes charges Bryan, who back body drops Rhodes to the floor on Kane. Bryan then goes for the running knee off the apron, but misses Rhodes and hits Kane. Hell No starts shoving each other on the floor, and both Rhodes & Sandow baseball slide Kane, and Rhodes rolls Bryan in and hits the Cross Rhodes for 2 when Kane breaks it up. Kane then snaps, and since he’s the illegal man, Hell No is DQ’d because he won’t get out of the ring.
Winners via DQ – The Rhodes Scholars
Miz says that he will end Kofi’s reign.
Intercontinental Championship Match
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz
Back and forth match. Kofi against the ropes, and Miz charges. Kofi gets his knees up, but Miz catches them, and uses a shoulderbreaker on Kofi’s leg wrenching on the knee. Miz then works over Kofi’s knee, as he is in agonizing pain. Miz takes Kofi’s boot, kick pad and knee pad off. Miz then locks on a Single Legged Crab, but Kofi is able to fight out and roll up Miz for 2. Kofi goes for a Trouble in Paradise, but Miz ducks it, kicks out Kofi’s bad knee, and hits a DDT for 2. Kofi fights back, goes for another Trouble in Paradise, and again Miz ducks it, goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Kofi ducks out, shoves Miz to the outside, but he lands in his feet, and slides back in quickly to eat a Trouble in Paradise for the pin.
Winner and Still Champion – Kofi Kingston
Striker is with Kofi in the ring. Kofi says that Miz brought out the Wildcat in him, and he is proud to be out IC Champion.
Promo for WM29.
Antonio Cesaro comes down and speaks Swiss.
United States Championship Match
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. Justin Gabriel
Looks like we get a bonus match. Cesaro is dominate. Gabriel goes for 450 splash but misses. Gabriel sends Cesaro to the floor, then hits a drop kick through the ropes, while holding on, then pulled himself back in the ring. Gabriel goes for a springboard to the floor, and he eats an European Uppercut. Cesaro rolls Gabriel back in the ring, and hits the Neutralizer for the win.
Winner & Still Champion – Antonio Cesaro
Vickie is talking to a stangehand to get her office in order. Heyman shows up and tries to get Punk out of the match tonight again.
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. The Primetime Players
Rey & Cara have dropped the half & half masks, but now have each others logo on the back of their masks. PTP dominate the majority of the match, working over Sin Cara. Rey gets the hot tag, 619, top rope splash for the win on Young.
Winners – Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara
Promo for Big Show & Sheamus aired.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sheamus (c) vs. Big Show
Sheamus is in new bright red tights, Show is in his normal camo tights. Show dominates the start of the match. Sheamus tries to cut him down by drop kicking his knee. Show rolls to the floor to regroup. Sheamus attacks, but Show fights back, and totally dominates the match for about 5 minutes. Show goes for a Chokeslam, but Sheamus holds on, and hits a DDT. Sheamus attempts to club away on Show’s chest, but Show grabs hits and hits a Chokeslam, but only for 2. Show showing frustration, allows Sheamus to re-group, and attempt to lock on the Texas Cloverleaf, only for Show to kick him to the floor. Show follows, and Sheamus slams him into the ringpost a few times. Sheamus off the top, but Show catches him and goes for another Chokeslam, but Sheamus kicks out Show’s knee, and hits White Noise (with ease too). Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Show catches Sheamus’s foot, and nails a KO Punch for 2. Show lines up for a 2nd punch, but Sheamus ducks it hits the Brogue Kick, but only gets a 2. Sheamus lines up for another Brogue Kick, and has he charges, Show dodges and hits another KO Punch for the win.
Winner and New Championship – Big Show
Eve wants to talk to Booker T, but Booker needs check on Sheamus. Teddy Long enters and says that she will get what’s coming to her from Layla & Kaitlyn, then Zach Ryder enters dressed as a witch. Santino comes in dressed as ‘Lady Goo Goo Ga Ga’, and starts singing. This, of course, means that Ron Simmons comes in to say DAMN.
Recap of Eve coning her way to the Diva’s Championship.
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Diva’s Championship
Eve Torres (c) vs. Kaitlyn vs. Layla
Kaitlyn & Layla team up to take out Eve to start to bicker. Each diva gets their licks in. Ending sequence was Layla hitting a top rope clothesline, but Kaitlyn holding on, and rolling though, then picking up Layla and hitting a Powerslam. She gets a 2 count, as Eve hits a version of a Swanton Bomb breaking the pin, then scoring the pin on Layla.
Winner and Still Champion – Eve
Josh Matthews is with Show, who dares anyone to try and take the title away.
Matt Striker shows Sheamus getting checked out by the medics. He says he will provide more info if it comes in.
Promo for Punk/Ryback.
Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship
CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) (c) vs. Ryback
Punk starts out by exiting the ring. He walked back in the ring, tried to chop Ryback, but he no sells it, and lays out Punk. Ryback then out muscles Punk. He sends Punk to the floor, and bounces him off the cage. Punk rolls under the ring, and Heyman distracts him, until Punk can spray a fire extinguisher in his face. Punk gets a chair, but Ryback punches it. Back in the ring, Punk goes off the top rope, but Ryback catches him, and runs him into the corner. Ryback hits the ropes, and Punk hits a leg lariat. Punk sends Ryback to the floor, then hits a suicide dive sending Ryback into the cage. They go back and forth on the floor, Ryback charges Punk, but Punk dodges it, and Ryback hits the steel steps. Back in the ring, Ryback charges Punk in the corner, but Punk moves, and Ryback goes shoulder first in the ring post. Punk is starting to get cocky, and he takes his time hitting the running knee in the corner, turns it into a short arm clothesline, and then hits a top rope elbow drop. Punk gets a kendo stick, and starts hacking away. Ryback starts to fend off the strikes, and catches the kendo stick, then lays out Punk. Ryback hits the Meat Hook clothesline, and then lifts up Punk for the Shellshock. As Ryback is about to hit it, the ref stops him and hits a low blow (it’s the new ref that kept screwing up). Punk then rolls up Ryback, and the ref helps and does a fast count for the pin.
Winner and Still Champion – CM Punk
Punk and the Ref try to get out quickly, but the outside ref can’t get the door unlocked. Ryback attacks. He press slams the Ref into the cage. Punk crawls away, but Ryback stops him. Punk tries to escape by going to the top of the cage! Ryback follows and catches up with Punk, and hits the Shellshock on the top of the cage!!! The show ends with the crowd chanting ‘Feed Me More’, and Ryback standing on the top.
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