Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett (c) to become the new Intercontinental Champion.
Jackson celebrated with the belt after the match. Jerry Lawler comes into the ring and asks Jackson how it feels to be the new IC champion. Jackson says "it's awesome, it's great." He said that in his life he's going to prove that the most important things are "liberty and the personification of domination."
A promo for the WWE's anti-bullying campaign aired.
More goofy stuff in the back with "The President", Beth Phoenix, Santino Marella and Kelly Kelly. Marella is showing "The President" how to do the cobra, but before he got far, he gets tacked by the Secret Service.
Josh Matthews interviews CM Punk backstage. Punk rips DC and "all politicians." He says that he is a politician, but tells the truth unlike everyone else. He says Rey Mysterio is a liar, and that he's the only honest one here. He says after he beats Mysterio, he's going to go on to do the "most honest thing that the WWE has ever seen" and walks off.
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
We'll see if Punk's streak of not having a PPV win in over a year continues...
After a hot start by Rey, Punk took the advantage and dominated the early part of the match. Punk wore Mysterio down with a leg scissors. Anytime Mysterio would get something going, Punk would mow Mysterio down. The crowd is pretty quiet for this match.
Mysterio is finally able to send Punk outside of the ring and then nail a moonsault. Mysterio gets Punk back in the ring and climbs to the top rope and delivers a diving headbutt to Punk's chest. He hits a crossbody, but Punk reversed and got a two count. Punk and Mysterio then go through a quick exchange of holds and reversals before Mysterio plants Punk with a kick. Mysterio then goes to the top, but is met by Punk who delivers a back suplex from the top rope and gets a two count. Punk hits a running knee, but misses a shoulder first charge into the corner. Mysterio hits a 619, sending Punk to the outside. Mysterio gets Punk back in the ring, climbs to the top rope and comes off for a splash, but is met by Punk's knees. Punk gets a two count and then signals for a GTS. Punk got him up, but Mysterio countered with a hurricarana for a two count.
Punk hits a big kick for another two count. Punk goes for another GTS, Mysterio counters again and goes for a 619 but Punk catches him and finally delivers the GTS and gets the three count.
CM Punk defeated Rey Mysterio.
A recap of the Randy Orton - Christian match is shown, and that match is up next.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. Christian
Orton entered the ring first, with Christian coming in next laughing while making his way to the ring. The announcements are made and we're off.
Orton dominates the early portion of the match. Christian was able to turn the tide, and worked Orton over with a spinebuster and punches to the head. Orton sold his concussion throughout the match, and the story of the match was how much damage was being done to Orton's head.
Orton hit a superplex at one point for a two count. Shortly after, Orton was able to hit the DDT on the ropes, and then signaled for the RKO. Before he could hit it, Christian dropped Orton to the mat and got a two count.
Chrisitan then went for a spear, but Orton dodged. Orton missed an RKO and Christian nailed Orton with a spear, but only got a two count. Orton rocked Christian with a drop kick. Christian was able to hit Orton with a kick to the head. As he tried to follow up, Orton hit an RKO out of nowhere and got the pin. Really good match.
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