We get a Martin Luther King Jr. Video package. If it wasn't for the WWE Logo at the bottom I would've never known it was part of the show. Very quick. None of the usual WWE video openings. How are we going to know rather or not they promise us a great main event?! Gasp!
Cena's music hits and he comes out, looking perfectly healthy and full of energy. We see 3 weeks ago when CM Punk took out Cena. Cena reminds us that was last year, this is a new year, and Cena has new years resolutions! 1. Beat CM Punk. 2. Some joke that he said too quickly that no one laughed at. 3. Win Royal Rumble, headline WrestleMania, and get the WWE Title back.
Here come's Miz & Riley, looking snazzy as all get out! Miz is in disbelief that Cena "thinks" he is going to win the title back. Miz tells Cena he doesn't stand a chance because the Rumble will now have 40 Participants. He warns who-ever wins not to come after him, because if they do they will suffer the same fate as Randy Orton in their title match in two-weeks… you… will… lose.
Cena mocks The Miz and how he talks. Cena reminds Miz if it wasn't for Michael Cole & Alex Riley that Jerry Lawler or Randy Orton would be WWE Champion. Cena calls Alex a "Chicken-McNugget who carries a toy train in a suitcase." What the hell?
Cena makes a poop-joke that I refuse to write, I must retain my dignity.
Miz says he can go toe-to-toe with the greatest technical wrestlers in WWE History, because he's The Miz and he will finish that sentence when he destroys Randy Orton. John Cena says that was the first thing Miz said that made any sense all night. Cena promotes a Randy Orton vs. John Cena match at WrestleMania. Decent pop from the crowd. If this was a reaction test, I hope Vince decides NOT to go with it. Cena wants to see Miz do something, he drops the mic.
CM Punk's music hits and here comes the new Nexus. Michael, David, Husky, & Punk.
Punk tells Miz not to worry about explaining himself cause he's WWE Champion and Cena's not. Punk has a scar under his right eye, not sure what is going on there. Punk reminds Cena about the 40 men in the rumble and that all the Nexus members are going to make sure Punk walks out as the Rumble winner. The Nexus heads down to the ring and begin to brawl with Cena. It's not long before Santino & Koslov make the save, clearing out The "New Nexus."
They re-group at the stage then head back down. They are about to enter the ring when we get an e-mail from the anonymous GM. If any Nexus members get involved in the Cena/Punk match they will be banned from the Royal Rumble match. Punk is pissed, Cena is smiling ear-to-ear!
Later Tonight, Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton, and a Tag-Team Title match is next!
WWE Tag-Team Championship Match
The Uso's vs. Santino Marella & Vladimir Koslov w/ Tamina
Santino starts it out with one of the Usos and they go at it. Santino is distracted by the other Uso and gets dropkicked of the top for a 2 count. The Usos tag in and double team Santino for another 2 count.
Santino continues to get beat down for another 2 count. Santino tries for the tag to Kozlov but can't get to it. Santino tosses Uso on his back and goes for the tag again. Kozlov comes in as does the other Uso. Kozlov overpowers him and knocks him down with a headbutt and big boot. Vladimir with a big slam for a 2 count as Uso comes in to break up the pin. Santino comes in to fight him off. Vladimir throws Uso out of the ring. The other Uso makes a comeback in the ring but Kozlov hits him with the battering ram. Santino is tagged in as Kozlov goes to the floor to fight the other Uso off. Santino hits the Cobra in the ring for the pin and the win.
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