Josh Matthews is standing backstage along with the WWE Champion, The Miz. Matthews asks Miz who will be the Champion when Morrison challenges for the title. Miz says he really doesn't care. Miz brings in Alex Riley, who's carrying a briefcase. Miz opens the briefcase to show off his title, saying that this says he's champion, and tonight he's going to kill off the legend of Randy Orton. He wants everyone to see the new face of the entire WWE because he's the Miz, and he's awesome.
Wade Barrett is shown walking backstage with Husky Harriss, Todd Grisham tries to get a word, but they brush him off rather quickly. They walk on and go into their dressing room only to find all of the Nexus laid out. Barrett tells Husky to lock the door.
- The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
The bell rings and we're ready to kick things off in this one. Orton and Miz circle each other and Orton is quick to lay in with the kicks and European uppercuts before slamming Miz down to the mat and following up with a knee to the face. Orton beats down on Miz, stomping at his face before whipping him into the corner hard and stomping away at Miz's chest. Orton slams Miz head first into the corner before whipping him across the ring, but when Orton charges Miz in the corner, Riley pulls Miz out of the way. Miz capitalizes, using the opportunity to lay into Orton with a series of kicks, but when he sends Orton into the opposite corner, Orton explodes out with a big clothesline before sending Miz to the outside.
Orton slams Miz head first into the ring apron before beginning to go under the ring for a table. Riley distracts Orton for a second, before Orton walks toward him and Riley walks away. Orton sends Miz into the barricade before hitting a big suplex on the outside, only to find that Riley has slipped his table back under the ring. Orton grabs the table again and begins to bring it into the ring, but Miz responds with a baseball slide, sending the table into Orton's face. Miz sets up the table on the outside and picks up Orton, teasing a suplex, but Orton fights it off and comes back with a European uppercut before shouldering Miz and teasing a powerslam from the ring steps through the table. Miz sneaks out of it and takes Orton's feet out from under him, causing Orton to slam face first into the steps. Miz grabs the top set of steps and uses the to drive into Randy Orton's face.
Miz goes under the ring and grabs a table, setting it up and placing Orton on top of it only to have one of the legs collapse. Miz kicks away at Orton before setting the table back up and placing Orton on top of it. Miz goes to the top turnbuckle and teases a dive, but Orton rolls off of the table. Miz jumps down from the turnbuckle and brings the fight to Orton, slamming his arm down on top of the ring steps. Miz goes under the ring again and grabs another table, sliding it into the ring before slamming Orton head first into the steps and sliding him into the ring. Miz hits his signature corner clothesline and gloats for the crowd to huge heat. Miz sets up a table, propping it in the corner before going back over to Orton and laying into his with a couple of kicks. Miz tries to whip Orton into the table, but Orton avoids it and counters with what looks like an Angle slam.
Orton goes to the corner and grabs the table, slamming it down into the Miz before setting it up in the middle of the ring. Orton sets Miz on the top turnbuckle and goes for the superplex, but Alex Riley moves the table out of the way and actually takes the table out of the ring altogether. Orton gets back to his feet and lays into Miz with a series of punches. Miz tries to respond with several of his own, but a kick to the chest and clothesline from Orton take Miz down. Orton hits a snap powerslam that sends Miz to the apron, and when Miz tries to come back in, Orton hits a kick to Miz's chest and follows up with his rope assisted DDT. Orton goes to the outside after another table and uses the opportunity to hit Riley with a big clothesline that takes Miz's crony off of his feet.
Orton brings the table back into the ring and sets it up. Miz tries to attack him from behind, but Orton hits his signature backbreaker. Orton teases the RKO but goes for a powerbomb instead. Riley tries to break it up, but runs right out of the ring when Orton teases hitting him. Miz tries for the SCF, but Orton fights it off and sends Miz into the referee, Riley is in, and he eats an RKO. Orton picks up Riley and powerbombs him through the table. Miz uses the distraction to hit the SCF on Orton. Miz rolls Riley off of the table and Orton onto the wreckage. Miz gets the ref back into the ring, where he sees Orton on top of the debris, and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: The Miz
After the match, the referee sees the footage on the screen as it plays, and calls for the match to restart. Orton jumps Miz right off of the bat and lays into him with punches before sending him into two ringside barricades and following with a big clothesline. Orton sends Miz into the ring post and sends Miz back into the ring. Orton begins to climb into the ring, but Riley hits him with a shoulderblock that knocks him back through a table that's set up ringside. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: The Miz
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