The show begins with Booker T coming out, followed by Michael Cole and Josh Mathews. As the crew finishes the ring preparation, Teddy Long comes out and the show opens.
With a recap of Summerslam, it's announced that Randy Orton will return to SD! as the new Heavyweight champion. Orton comes out to open the show and shakes hands with Teddy Long and grabs a mic. He says that we are used to seeing Christian come out crying but he is not Christian. He is Randy Orton, the WHC. He says that Christian is not ready to walk and that is why he was not here. He then tells Teddy, he is ready to start anew. Teddy says that he will have to face the winner of tonight's main event, a 20 man over the top rope battle royal. Cody Rhodes comes out with Ted Dibiase. He tells Teddy that the Legacy have reunited in the ring. He says he is not happy with the ICC and he will enter the 20 battle royal. Dibiase says that they know Randy's strengths and weaknesses and he has not forgotten how he used them. Orton hits the RKO on Dibiase and stares at Cody before he leaves the ring and Cody looks on. Cody then asks Long to do something about this. Long says that since Dibiase can't compete, he will have to put his IC on the line vs. former champion Ezekiel Jackson.
Back form the break Ezekiel Jackson comes out. With both men in the ring the match begins.
Cody Rhodes defeated Ezekiel Jackson clean after hitting Cross Rhodes on Jackson.
After the match, the 20 battle Royal is advertised.
Back from break and Zack Ryder and tells Teddy Long that he invited Del Rio as he requested and Teddy said that he expected CM Punk. Ryder then says that he feels good about entering the 20 man battle Royal and thinks he will shock the world and be the next #1 contender. Just as he leaves, Aksana comes over to Teddy and asks to watch the Battle Royal with her and Teddy reluctantly declines.
Justin Gabriel defeated Tyson Kidd after hitting the 450 Splash from across the ring.
After the match, The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal are talking and Khali says (in Mahal's translation) that he will win the battle Royal. Mahal says that HE will win the battle royal, not Khali. Del Rio is announced to be next.
Back from break, Ricardo Rodriguez is announced and he announces WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio. He comes out and says that he is the Champion and he was always saying that it was his destiny and it is real. He says that he made his debut in Bakersfield. He then says that he is a real champion and he will face anyone and he asks who is man enough to face him and Daniel Bryan comes out. From the stage, Bryan tells Del Rio that he was not special and that he won the belt like everyone else, when the champion was battered and beaten. He then comes to the ring and the match begins.
Alberto Del Rio (C) vs. Daniel Bryan
After a good match and multiple pin attempts by both men, Del Rio gets out of a choke and applies the Cross Arm Breaker to defeat Bryan. After the match, Del Rio attacks Bryan again. As he attacks, Sin Cara (the real one) comes out and does a scissors take down on Del Rio. As Del Rio tries to leave, Sin Cara takes off from the top rope and hits a body press. After, Sin Cara tends to Bryan.
After the break Del Rio comes back and he says that the people did not deserve him. Just then Triple H comes out and Del Rio says that he can't tell him what to do since he was the WWE Champion. Triple H then says he knows what Del Rio is trying to do and since Rey Mysterio was not able to be there tonight he will have a new opponent for him. Christian and Del Rio vs. Sheamus and Orton. After that Del Rio gives Triple H 3 seconds to get out of his ring and Triple H takes off his coat and Pedigree's Ricardo. Del Rio leaves the ring and leaves Ricardo behind.
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