Kofi is interviewed backstage and says that although he came up short last night, today is a new day and he took the first step to becoming the new WWE Champion. "One down, two to go. Boom!"
Rey Mysterio's music hits.
Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler
Mysterio pinned Ziggler clean with a 619 and splash from the top rope to advance to the semi-finals.
McMahon is shown backstage talking with John Laurinaitis as we head to commercial.
Kelly Kelly's music hits and a 7-on-7 Divas match is up next.
AJ, Gail Kim, Eve Torres, Beth Phoenix, Kaitlyn, Natalya and Kelly Kelly vs. The Bella Twins, Melina, Maryse, Rosa Mendes, Tamina and Alicia Fox
All the Divas started fighting outside the ring, and Beth Phoenix hit Mendes with her finisher to win the match for the babyfaces.
The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston in the semi-finals is up next.
The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston
Miz advanced to the finals after pinning Kofi. Kofi charged at Miz in the corner, but Miz dodged and then hit Kofi with the skull crushing finale to get the win.
R-Truth is interviewed backstage and says that he deserves to be WWE Champion more than anyone in this tournament. He says the title "is gonna get got," and he faces Mysterio next.
A video package on Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine aired.
Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
Good match with lots of near falls. Mysterio got the win and advances to the finals after hitting Truth with a 619/top rope splash to get the win. Mysterio is going to remain in the ring and we'll have The Miz vs. Mysterio after commercial.
Before the Miz is introduced, Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring. He says that he's not denying Mysterio and Miz the chance to become WWE champion, but they are running out of time and the finals will take place next week. Mysterio reluctantly leaves the ring.
McMahon reiterates that no one is bigger than WWE, and he can make a new John Cena. He thanks Cena for his contributions, but says that you sometimes have to make an example out of somebody. He says it's a business thing, not an ego thing. He says in time, he'll be thanked. Loud "CM Punk" chant from the crowd. McMahon says that as much as he'd like not to have to do this, "let's get this over with." Cena's music hits and he heads to the ring.
Cena hits the ring and grabs the mic from Vince. He says he's not going to talk bad about him or the company, and he knows what Vince is about to do and that's fine because he doesn't want to have to go through what Shawn Michaels went through. He said that despite all of Michaels' accomplishments, HBK is always remembered for screwing Bret, and he didn't want to do that. He said he didn't want to demean the title.
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