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John Cena's music hits and we're off. Cena gets in the ring and takes the mic. Before he could say anything, he's cut off by Alex Riley. Riley introduces a video package full of clips of Miz getting the better of Cena. Riley then introduces The Miz. Riley continues to talk and says Miz will never say that he quits. Cena calls Riley stupid and then cracks some jokes at Miz's expense. Cena then says he chose the match because he sees fear in Miz's eyes, and he sees the fear right now. He says that Miz will say, "I'm the Miz, and I quit," after Over The Limit this Sunday. RAW GM chimes in and says since Cena made the stip for OTL, that Miz and Riley can name the opponent and type of match for Cena tonight. Miz muddles it over and says that he's not sure yet, but that it will be "awesome."
We're off to a commercial.
Kofi Kingston vs. CM Punk
Kofi hits the ring first, Punk comes out with the new Nexus. Punk tells Nexus to stay back, and they remained on the stage. The end of the match saw Kofi miss a charge in the corner. Punk was able to pin Kingston clean after hitting the GTS. After the match, Punk took the mic at the top of the stage and said that he displayed leadership by example. He said "no more Mr. Nice Punk," and he won't stop until the Nexus is the most dominant force that the WWE has ever seen.
CM Punk defeated Kofi Kingston via pinfall.
They replay Kharma's attack on Eve last week.
Kelly Kelly's music hits and she heads to the ring to face Brie Bella.
Kelly Kelly vs. Brie Bella
Kelly defeated Bella clean. Nikki immediately hit the ring and the twins double teamed Kelly. Kharma's music hit and she made her way to the ring. The Bellas stood in the ring as Kharma enetered the ring. Kharma looked down at Kelly as the Bellas attacked her from behind. Kharma then laid out Nikki Bella with the implant buster while Brie headed to the back. Kharma then turned her attention to Kelly and picked her up. She then flicked her in the forehead and laughed and then walked off.
Kelly Kelly pinned Brie Bella.
The Miz is shown talking to the Big Show in the back and we are off to commercial.
Back from commercial, and a promo for "That's What I Am" airs.
Rey Mysterio's music hits and he heads to the ring. Mysterio calls out R-Truth and we go to a commercial while Mysterio waits in the ring. Back from commercial and instead of R-Truth, Alberto Del Rio's music hits and he heads to the ring. Del Rio and Mysterio go back and forth before Mysterio says he's ready to shut Del Rio's mouth and we're off.
Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio takes control and we're off to commercial. Back from commercial and Mysterio gains control. R-Truth interrupts Mysterio from the balcony and says that there's a thief amongst us, and accuses Mysterio of stealing his spot in the number one contender's match last week. After the distraction, Mysterio continued to dominate Del Rio and went for the 619, but Ricardo Rodriguez caught Mysterio's legs in the ropes to end the match.
Rey Mysterio defeated Alberto Del Rio via DQ.
Del Rio then proceeded to put the beatdown on Mysterio after the match. Truth then hit the ring and continued the assault after Del Rio left. Truth then took the mic and asked Mysterio what he was doing challenging him, and said that no one challenges the truth. He then told Mysterio that "you gonna get got" this Sunday. Truth laid a couple of more kicks into Mysterio and then left.
The Miz is shown talking to Mason Ryan backstage. The contract signing between Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole is next and we're off to commercial.
Back from commercial and we have the contract signing. Michael Cole has Lawler repeat that he'll give him his HOF ring if he loses and induct Cole into the HOF if he ever came down to it. Lawler agrees and they sign the contract. After Lawler signing, Cole said that in the contract there was a stipulation for the match to be a "kiss my foot" match, and he said that he's going to make Lawler do what JR did last month. He said he made the match a "kiss my foot" match since he would be comfortable in the match, and they replay the Lawler - Bret Hart kiss my foot angle from "King of the Ring" in 1995. Lawler tells Cole that he's no Bret Hart, or even a Jack Swagger. Lawler says he respects Swagger for what he can do in the ring, but that it's sad that Swagger has been reduced to Cole's sidekick. Cole said that people don't even remember Swagger was a world champion and took credit for Swagger being a part of 'Mania, etc. Swagger took offense, had some words with Cole and then left the ring. Cole told Swagger that he didn't mean anything by it, but Swagger still left. Cole then started backtracking on the stipulation. Lawler grabbed Cole's tie, told him that he will stick his foot in Cole's mouth and close it.
Backstage Miz is talking to Kane. Big Show hands Kane the tag belt and they head to the ring to face the new Nexus when we're back from commercial.
The Big Show and Kane vs. David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty
Kane and Show enter the ring first. It is announced that Show and Kane will face CM Punk and Mason Ryan this Sunday at Over The Limit. The Nexus then make their way to the ring. In an upset, Otunga and McGillicutty defeated the champs. Show shoulder-blocked Ryan outside of the ring, and then was taken out by Punk. In the ring, Otunga ran interference and McGillicutty nailed Kane with his finisher to get the win.
David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty defeated The Big Show and Kane after McGillicutty pinned Kane.
Miz is talking to R-Truth backstage and we're off to commercial.
Back from commercial and Kane and Big Show say that they will retain the titles this Sunday. Kane says Punk was in all his glory, but this Sunday will be the entire new Nexus' annihilation.
John Cena is walking to the ring and Zack Ryger gets another cameo with the champ, handing Cena a shirt as Cena walked out. Cena put the shirt over his shoulder and smiled and made his way to the ring. We're off to another commercial.
Back from commercial and Miz is on the stage saying tonight's main event will be a "no holds barred" match and demands the Cena come out. Cena's music hits and he makes his way to the stage. Before Cena could get far, he's blindsided by Jack Swagger on the stage. Miz confirms that Swagger is Cena's opponent tonight and the bell rings. Swagger gets Cena in the ring and the match is underway.
No Holds Barred: John Cena vs. Jack Swagger
Swagger continued to dominate Cena as we head to commercial. Back from commercial and Swagger is still in control, although Cena apparently got some offense in during the break. Swagger continued to dominate the match until the closing moments. Finally Cena hit the AA and then locked in the STF to get the submission victory.
John Cena defeated Jack Swagger via submission with the STF.
After the match, Miz took the mic and said that he should cherish the thrill of this victory because he will feel emptiness, regret and disappointment this Sunday. He said that there are a lot of ways to make Cena say he quits, and then went through the various weapons he can use on Cena this Sunday. He then said that was the obvious stuff, but that's not what he's going to use. He said that there are a million ways to beat Cena this Sunday and he found a way to beat Cena that he has never even seen before. Miz then guaranteed everyone that he will be declared the new WWE champion. Miz said while he won't use a steel pipe this Sunday, he'll use it now. He got a couple of shots in at Cena with the pipe until Cena got a hold of it and ran Miz off from the ring. Cena then told Miz to bring his million ways to beat him this Sunday because he'll need them, then said that Miz will be saying he quits this Sunday.
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