Ziggler asked HHH if he'd do the right thing. Triple H said that since Ziggler got beat last week, he'll defend the US Championship against Zack Ryder, and HHH hopes that we have a new US Champion. Ziggler said it was ridiculous and left the ring.
Triple H said that Rhodes had the night off since he had a zipper on his head. Rhodes said he was taking it off anyway. HHH asked what he said, and Rhodes said HHH was a poor excuse for a COO. HHH said that Rhodes would defend the title tonight, and his match is next. He said that he was going to go back and find nine guys and Rhodes would defend the title in a 10-man battle royal.
Back from commercial and John Morrison, Ezekiel Jackson, Daniel Bryan, Drew McIntyre, Rhodes, Justin Gabriel, Alex Riley and Ted Dibiase are in the ring. Sin Cara and Sheamus get their own intros.
Ten Man Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship
McIntyre is out first. The second Sin Cara runs to the ring and drags Mistico out of the ring. Hunico then entered the ring, but was tossed out by Daniel Bryan. Mistico nailed Hunico outside the ring with a hurricarana. Sheamus then eliminated Gabriel and Riley, who were fighting on the apron. Jackson eliminated Morrison and Bryan. Sheamus and Jackson then started fighting in the ring, with Sheamus getting the better of him. Rhodes then eliminated Dibiase and Jackson, leaving it down to Sheamus and Rhodes. Christian came down to ringside, distracting Sheamus. Rhodes proceeded to take off his mask, and went to hit Sheamus, who blocked it. Christian ran interference, and Rhodes clocked him with the mask and sent him to the floor to win the match and retain the title.
After the match Christian attacked Sheamus outside of the ring and yelled at him for costing him the World title.
CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio is announced for tonight as we head to commercial.
Back from break and Cole says that it's clear that Triple H is losing control. A replay of Henry's attack on Lawler and Ross is shown. Cole said that Lawler had bruised ribs "and anal bleeding."
David Otunga is talking to John Lauranitis and says that something has to be done about HHH. Lauranitis said that he might not be COO, but maybe he should assert his influence. He then reaches for his phone.
Natalya and Beth Phoenix are shown heading to the ring. A special feature is shown on Kelly Kelly.
Kelly's music and her and Eve head to the ring.
Kelly Kelly and Eve vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya
The end of the match saw Kelly rid the ring of Natalya. Phoenix then nailed Kelly with an axehandle and then won the match clean for her team by pinning Kelly with a Glam-Slam.
Khali entered the ring, but was attacked before the belt rang. Henry put the beatdown on Khali, and gave him the World's Strongest Slam. Henry then left the ring with the belt.
John Cena is shown heading to the ring and he'll be out next.
Cena's music hits and he heads to the ring. He talks about the title being surrounded in controversy. Cena says the controversy is over this Sunday. He talks about the cell being a problem solver. Cena says he has been through hell and there is no way he's going to lose his title this Sunday.
Alberto Del Rio's music hits and he heads to the commentator's table. CM Punk's music hits and he's wearing a suit coat over his T-shirt and shorts and goes to the commentary table. Christian then heads to the ring to face Cena.
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