Ziggler takes Ryder into the corner and seats him on the turnbuckle, but Ryder scores with a right to the jaw, and leaps off the middle turnbuckle with a missile dropkick to Ziggler for a near fall of his own. Ryder surprises Ziggler with a couple of flying forearms before Ryder drives Ziggler's face down into the canvas. Ryder splashes Ziggler in the corner and gets the crowd behind him before hitting the face wash kick. Ryder goes for the pin but Vickie gets Dolph's foot on the ropes to break the count. The referee responds by kicking Vickie out.
Ryder rolls up Ziggler for two but Ziggler reverses the roll up for a two count of his own. Ziggler catches Ryder throat first on the top rope. Ziggler misses the rocker dropped and ends up rolled up for two. Ziggler scores with the rocker dropper on another attempt and he goes for the pin but Ryder is still able to kick out at two. Ziggler goes for the sleeper hold but Ryder shrugs him off, only to walk into a big dropkick that's good for another two count for Ziggler.
Ziggler makes his way up to the top, but he's stopped by Ryder, who nails him hard. Ryder follows Ziggler up in the corner and hits a big hurricarana, but it's still not enough for a three count. Ryder is calling for his finisher, he tries for the rough Ryder, but Ziggler tosses him off into the corner and rolls him up for another near fall. Ziggler charges Ryder in the corner and he's met with the double knees. Ryder hits the rough Ryder, and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW WWE US Champion: Zack Ryder
The crowd seems really happy about the title change, and Ryder celebrates with the fans before standing on the announce table to show off his new title, while Cole pouts the entire time.
Booker T is shown backstage warming up, and he's attacked by Cody Rhodes who slams him into various objects around the backstage area before punching and kicking away at him. It's broken up, and Booker looks furious as Cody is dragged away.
- Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston make their way out to the ring to a nice pop from the crowd, and it looks like we're going to have a WWE Tag Team Championship match added to the card.
It looks as though the opponents for Air Boom this evening will be Primo and Epico, and they make their way out to the ring with Rosa Mendes in tow.
WWE Tag Team Championship
Air Boom (c) vs. Primo and Epico
The bell rings, and it looks like Epico and Bourne will be kicking things off. Epico goes for a quick pin but he can't get three. Bourne rolls up Epico quickly in response. We get another quick roll up from Bourne for another two count. Bourne hits a hurricarana and tags out to Kofi. Bourne and Kofi hit a double leap frog before Kofi hits Epico with a big dropkick. Epico is able to make the tag to Primo and Kofi hits both men with a big dropkick that's good for a near fall.
Primo is able to get a couple of nice shots in, but when he tries for a monkey flip, Kofi lands on his feet and responds with a monkey flip of his own for another near fall. Bourne tags in and hits an assisted hurricarana on Primo before Primo is able to make the tag. Bourne tries to hit a springboard cross body, but he's caught by Primo and Epico and thrown to the outside. Bourne is thrown back into the ring for another quick two count. Primo makes the tag and he comes in to stomp away at Bourne for a bit. Quick tags and both men lay in the boots on Bourne.
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