The heels got HHH back in the ring and worked him over in their corner. They made frequent tags, wearing The Game down and garnering several two counts in the process. Truth got HHH in a body scissors. HHH was eventually able to get Truth up and dropped him backwards, but Truth was able to tag in the Miz. Miz went to charge at HHH, but The Game floored him with a clothesline. Miz tagged Truth back in, but was met with a DDT from HHH. Both teams made a tag, and Punk nailed Miz with a flying clothesline. Truth got in the ring, and Punk cleaned house of both heels. Punk slammed Miz and went to the top rope. Truth tried to run interference, but HHH grabbed him and threw him over the guard rail. Punk nailed Miz with the Randy Savage elbow and motioned for the GTS. Outside of the ring, Kevin Nash nailed HHH from the crowd. Truth got back in the ring, and Miz and Truth planted Punk with a combo Skull Crushing Finale/R-Truth DDT to get the pin.
After the match, Nash continued to beat on Triple H outside of the ring. He threw HHH back in the ring and planted him with a powerbomb before taking off through the crowd. HHH laid in the middle of the ring for awhile. Triple H slowly got back to his face as they replayed Nash's powerbomb several times, teasing the Triple H was injured. HHH slowly made his way to the back, favoring his arm.
Backstage Alberto Del Rio approaches John Laurinaitis, and is upset for being put in a last man standing match. Laurinaitis noted that Del Rio had never been in a HIAC match and still won. Del Rio said that he was right, and he always finds a way to win.
A "Be A Star" promo aired.
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes
Orton dominated the match early on. Once again, not much heat in this match. Rhodes was able to gain the advantage and gain some near falls. Rhodes nailed Orton with a clothesline and cinched in a chinlock, but Orton was able to suplex his way out of it. Both men got to their feet, and Rhodes hit Orton with a dropkick.
Rhodes stayed on offense, stomping Orton in the gut and beating Orton down with kicks. Rhodes continued to work Orton over. Rhodes went to the top rope and attempted a moonsault, but there was nobody home. Orton took control and nailed Rhodes with a series of clotheslines and a powerslam. Rhodes hit a quick punch and climbed to the top rope again, but was met with a dropkick when he came off.
Orton attempted a gut wrench, but Rhodes hit a disaster kick and got two count. Moments later, Orton countered his way into hitting a backbreaker on Rhodes for a two count. Orton then hit the gut wrench for another two. Rhodes headbutted Orton and was able to hit a moonsault, but only got a two count. Rhodes then missed a flying knee from the top. Orton hit Rhodes with an uppercut, but was distracted by one of the baggers and Rhodes hit Cross Rhodes. One... two... kickout! Rhodes then motioned for an RKO, mocking Orton, but was met with a dropkick when Orton got to his feet. Orton then hit a DDT on the ropes and signaled for the RKO. Rhodes motioned for another bagger to interfere, who jumped on the apron. Orton pushed Rhodes into the bagger and then planted him with an RKO to get the pin.
Randy Orton pinned Cody Rhodes.
A promo aired hyping the Rock returning to action at the Survivor Series next month. The World heavyweight championship match is up next.
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