Morrison got the early advantage and teed away on Miz before Miz attacked Jo-Mo's knee. Miz continued to attack the knee, and then introduced a kendo stick from under the ring and nailed Morrison on the leg with it. Morrison was able to get the stick and nailed Miz with several shots and took the match outside the ring and got a two-count. Morrison used the kendo stick as a cane and chased Miz to the top of the stage, where he was thrown head first into the WWE logo by Miz. Miz then planted Morrison with the SCF on the stage. Morrison is out and the referee calls off the match and awards it to the Miz, who stood over a fallen Morrison as the ref checked on him.
Morrison was then placed on a stretcher and Miz took a mic and heads back in the ring as Morrison is stretchered to the back. He said that last week it was R-Truth, this week it was John Morrison. Next week... we'll see. He then says that he's the only one that can make this kind of impact and he can do it because he's "awesome."
Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox vs. The Bella Twins
Beth and Phoenix jogged to ringside early in the match, ran around the ring and then ran to the back. Fox pinned one of the Bellas to pick up the win for their team.
A link for the second "itbegins" cryptic promo appeared during the divas match, you can check it out below (thanks to Mike):
A video package for Sheamus aired.
John Laurinaitis is backstage on the phone telling Brodus Clay that he'll debut next week. David Otunga comes in and asks why he keeps putting Clay off. Laurinaitis said he's trying to get him riled him up for when he does debut. Alberto Del Rio comes in and tells Laurinaitis that he will walk out tonight with the WWE title CM Punk comes in and talks about how many Google hits come up if you type in "Laurinaitis" and "boring," Or "Del Rio" and "boring." He then says he tried to Google Otunga, but Jennifer Hudson keeps popping up. He says he'll hold on to the title after tonight and leaves. Otunga thinks Punk will try to get intentionally disqualified. Laurinaitis says that gives him an idea, and if Punk gets intentionally disqualified, he'll lose the title.
Wade Barrett heads to the announce booth and joins Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole on commentary.
Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler defeated Orton after an assist from Barrett in a great match. After the match, Ziggler did a head stand as Vickie Guerrero announced him the victor.
Punk vs. Del Rio is hyped again for later tonight.
Michael Cole is in the ring and introduces "the biggest hypocrite in WWE," Daniel Bryan. As Cole talks, Bryan takes the mic and noted that he earned a shot at the World title tomorrow night. He goes on to call Cole the worst announcer in WWE history, and was hoping to have earned some of Cole's respect. Cole asked how he can respect Bryan after he lied about not cashing MITB until WrestleMania, and called him a hypocrite. Cole recaps Bryan's title win from SmackDown. Cole laughs about Bryan being stripped of the title, and said that he hopes that Mark Henry decimates him tomorrow night on SmackDown.
Bryan said that he is a hypocrite, and he planned to wait until 'Mania, but plans change and it changed when Henry tried to take him out. He said that he saw an opportunity and took it. He then hyped his match with Henry tomorrow night, and said that the most important thing to him is becoming World heavyweight champion. Mark Henry's music hits and Henry comes out on the stage.
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