Wade Barrett is the first man from his team to make his way down to the ring. I can't tell if it's the new layout of the arena, or what, but this crowd seems pretty subdued for an NYC crowd. Jack Swagger is out next, and he too gets a pretty poor reaction.
Ziggler is the third man out for his team, saying 'oh, I'm gonna follow me' on his way out. Hunico is out next, and the crowd are absolutely sitting on their hands. Cody Rhodes is the final man out to the ring for his team, and he gets a decent reaction from the crowd. Cody is sans mask.
Mason Ryan is out next, and the crowd don't seem too amped up for him either. Team Captain Randy Orton is the last man out for his team and he gets a really good pop from the crowd on his way to the ring.
It looks like Ziggler and Kingston will be kicking things off for their respective teams. We get a lock up and Ziggler and Kofi chain wrestle for a bit, trading holds. Ziggler hits a big shoulderblock, but when he goes for a suplex Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi goes for a kick but misses so Ziggler hits one of his own for a near fall.
Kofi goes for the SOS, but misses. Kofi gets the tag to Orton who comes in and hits an RKO, pinning and eliminating Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler has been eliminated
Team Barrett bail to the outside to talk amongst themselves but it's broken up by Orton. Things break down and everyone is brawling. The heels are sent from the ring and Kofi and Cara go over the top at the same time. Cara's dive was nasty, not connecting well, and he looks to have gone down hurt. Trainers are checking on him and everyone seems confused as to what to do.
Justin Roberts announces Sin Cara is gone, Cole add it is because he is unable to continue.
Sin Cara is eliminated
Orton and Rhodes are in the ring, and it looks like we're finally going to continue the match. Orton kicks Cody and hits him with a nice European uppercut. Orton wrenches the arm and tags out to Ryan. Ryan comes in with a huge shoulderblock to Cody before picking him up and ramming him into the corner, repeatedly burying his shoulder in Rhodes' misdsection. Ryan goes for some kind of kick but Rhodes bails to the outside to avoid it. Barrett gives Rhodes a quick pep talk. Rhodes tags right out to Hunico. Hunico is brought into the match with a big hip toss. Ryan takes Hunico across the ring and tags in Kingston who comes in with a big stomp to Hunico.
Hunico sends Kofi into the corner hard, and this allows him to tag out to Barrett. Barrett comes in with a big punch to Kingston that puts him down for a two count. Barrett locks in a rear chin lock. Kofi fights to his feet just to be put back down for a near fall. Barrett locks in another rear chin lock. Kofi fights up to his feet and out of the hold. Both men go for and connect with clotheslines.
Hunico and Ryan tag in. Ryan hits a couple of clotheslines. Ryan catches Hunico 's cross body, and hits a couple of backbreakers and a huge fall away slam. Ryan gorilla presses Hunico. Hunico is able to get a blind tag to Rhodes who comes in and hits the beautiful disaster kick, and cross Rhodes for the three.
Mason Ryan is eliminated
Sheamus comes in and locks up with Rhodes, taking him into the corner where the ref breaks it up. Sheamus unloads on Cody in the corner, wearing him down for a near fall. Rhodes catches Sheamus with a kick to the chest, but Sheamus comes back with a big back elbow. Sheamus ties Rhodes up in the ropes and hits him with several clubbing blows across the chest before bringing him back into the ring and hitting a huge suplex for a two count.
Barrett attacks Sheamus on the outside, sending him back first into the apron hard. Barrett sends Sheamus back into the ring and goes for a quick pin but only gets two. Barrett beats on Sheamus with repeated rights before tagging in Hunico who comes in with a big dropkick to Sheamus' leg. Sheamus fights back, punching and slapping at Hunico. Hunico tries to lock in a front face lock, but Sheamus tosses him off easily.
Kofi and Barrett tag in and Kofi hits Barrett with big punches and kicks before hitting a big dropkick. Kingston connects with the boom drop. He's distracted by Rhodes, and this allows Barrett to attack. Barrett sends Kofi into the corner, but Kofi hits him with a a couple of boots. Kingston hits Swagger with a couple of boots but he's ambushed by Barrett. Barrett connects with wasteland, and Kingston is pinned.
Kofi Kingston has been eliminated
Orton attacks Wade immediately but Wade is able to send him to the outside. Hunico tags in and hits a suicide dive on Orton. Hunico sends Orton into the ring and gets a two count before tagging out to Swagger. Swagger comes in and beats on Orton with punches and kicks for a bit. Orton tries to make the tag, but Swagger pushes him to his own corner and tags out to Rhodes. Rhodes hits a snap mare a peppers Orton with right hands.
Rhodes hits Orton with a big front suplex. but when he goes for the pin he still can't get three. Rhodes locks in a rear chin lock to try and wear down Orton. Orton is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold. Rhodes sends Orton into the corner and tries for a bulldog, but Orton tosses Rhodes away. Orton is able to tag out to Sheamus and Swagger makes the tag. Sheamus beats on Swagger in the corner with huge clubbing blows before hitting a big clothesline. Sheamus goes up to the top and hits a flying forearm. Hunico comes in but he's sent right back out by Sheamus. Sheamus hits the Irish curse backbreaker on Swagger before kicking Rhodes from the ring. Sheamus goes for the Celtic cross but it's broken up by Barrett, who's also sent from the ring.
Sheamus buries knees in Swagger's chest, and he doesn't heed the ref who asks him to break by five. Sheamus is DQ'd.
Sheamus is eliminated
Sheamus is furious, so he hits Swagger with a bicycle kick on his way out. Orton crawls over and pins Swagger for three.
Jack Swagger has been eliminated
Rhodes charges Orton in the corner, laying in with boot after boot. Rhodes mocks Orton, doing his signature pose. Rhodes sends Orton into the corner but Orton comes out with a big clothesline. Orton attacks the heel corner before hitting Rhodes with a big powerslam. Orton takes Rhodes out to the apron and brings him back into the ring with the suspension DDT. Orton gets himself amped up, but he's distracted by Wade. When Orton turns around Hunico comes at him with a springboard move, but Orton connects with the RKO, and he's pinned for three.
Hunico has been eliminated
Barrett comes in to attack, but Orton hits him with his signature backbreaker. Orton goes for the RKO, but he's distracted by Rhodes. This allows Barrett to hit Orton with the wasteland for the three count, and the win.
Orton has been eliminated
Team Barrett wins
Survivors: Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes
Albeto Del Rio is backstage with the Bella twins. He talks about taking them out to a Mexican restaurant, but he's interrupted by Johnny Ace, who doesn't know if Del Rio is taking tonight's match seriously. Del Rio asks if he watched Raw? Del Rio says tonight will be the first of many WWE Title defenses in Madison Square Garden. He asks if Ace has forgotten who he's talking to. He says he won't lose his belt to someone who should be sleeping on the subway. When Del Rio walks off, Ace hops on his phone to begin texting. Cole starts to say something, but he's cut off as we go to a promo for WWE's anti-bullying campaign.
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