Yes sir, we promised you a great main event...
Punk enters the ring to cut a promo and noted that despite everything, he managed to retain the WWE title. Punk then revealed that Zack Ryder won the U.S. Championship, and Ryder came to the ring. Ryder is very over, and they're now selling foam fist pump hands. Punk then said that he's saving the biggest result for last, and then revealed that Daniel Bryan left TLC with the World Heavyweight Championship. Bryan entered the ring and hugged Punk. Punk said that he figured that the Philly crowd would appreciate this, since it's a city with such rich pro wrestling history.
Punk went on to ask, who would have thought that he and Bryan would be World champs, not taking anything away from Ryder. Punk said that tonight's about Ryder and Bryan, would eat and sleep wrestling. Punk handed the mic to Ryder, who said that he couldn't believe that he was the U.S. Champion
Bryan took the mic and got a nice pop, mixed in with a few boos. Bryan talked about how people never thought he should be in WWE, much less be champion. Bryan is quickly interrupted by The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio, who walk out on stage. The three of them then head to the ring, but are kept at bad by the babyfaces. Ryder dives out of the ring onto Ziggler, and then is thrown into the steps by Del Rio and Miz. A brawl breaks out, and John Laurinaitis comes out to break it up. Laurinaitis said that he has decided tonight's main event, which will be Miz, Ziggler and Del Rio vs. Punk, Bryan and Ryder in a six-man tag team match and for everyone to consider it a Christmas present. Laurinaitis then thanks everyone and wishes them a Merry Christmas.
Kane returns tonight, and John Cena will speak out later in the show.
Randy Orton and Wade Barrett are shown in the back heading to the ring, they will square off next.
Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett
Orton defeated Barrett by disqualification after Barrett poked Orton in the eye. After the match, Barrett put a beat down on Orton. Barrett hit Orton with a side slam and then brought a table into the ring. Barrett then planted Orton with the Wasteland through the table.
During the match, a link for the latest 1/2/12 promo aired that finishes with the word "Prophetless", it's below:
The Triple H - Kevin Nash match at TLC last night is recapped. They show a pic of Nash being stretchered out, and Michael Cole noted that Nash suffered a nasal fracture and will be out for at least six weeks. Jerry Lawler said that he'd be surprised if we ever saw Nash again.
Alicia Fox and Beth Phoenix are heading to the ring, they will square off next.
A recap of Kelly Kelly slapping Phoenix last week at the Slammy's is shown.
Alicia Fox vs. Beth Phoenix
Fox is trending worldwide. Fox hit a cartwheel/leg drop to pin the Diva's champion clean. Fox then took the mic and said that she hoped that everyone has a "Foxy" holiday.
The Rock being nominate for "Biggest Badass of the Year" is shown, you can vote at EW.com by clicking here.
Sheamus vs. Jinder Mahal
Mahal actually controlled the beginning of the match. It didn't last long though, and Sheamus beat him clean with the Celtic cross.
John Cena speaks out next.
A promo for the WWE Network aired.
John Cena's music hits and he heads to the ring. Cena enters the ring and is quickly met with boos and a "Cena Sucks" chant. Cena said that there are apparently some people out there who don't like him, which is shocking. Cena noted The Rock not liking him, and said that he'll be ready for him at 'Mania. He said that he understands why Rock doesn't like him, but doesn't know why Kane has an issue with him. Cena said that he'd like to think that he was just in the ring at the wrong time, and if it was an accident, then he's willing to let bygones be bygones. If it wasn't, then they have business and they should handle it right now. Mark Henry's music hits.
Henry comes out limping to the ring and said that Cena should be concerned that he had him laying in the ring last week, and that he would have been the newest member of the Hall of Pain if it weren't for Kane. A "Sexual Chocolate" chant broke out. Henry got on the ring apron and said that he's out here to address my injuries and why he lost, so Cena better get out of the ring. Kane's pyro hit.
Kane hit the ring, while Henry looked concerned and went outside of the ring. Kane stalked Henry, who told Kane that he was injured. Kane then entered the ring and turned his attention to Cena, who started punching away at Kane and clotheslined him out of the ring. Kane landed on his feet and dragged Cena out of the ring, and proceeded to beat Cena down. Kane choked Cena out on the announce table and then ripped Cena's shirt off and walked away with it. Cena slowly recovered with a Holy Sh-t look on his face.
Primo and Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) vs. The Usos
The Usos did their full entrance. Epico pinned Jey to get the win.
Cody Rhodes is interviewed backstage, who said that Booker T returning to the ring was ridiculous. Rhodes stared to talk about the Royal Rumble when he was interrupted by Marella, who presented Rhodes a Christmas present. Rhodes didn't want it, but Marella opened it anyway and it was a toy cobra. They will be wrestling later tonight.
Cody Rhodes vs. Santino Marella
Rhodes pinned Marella in a quick match.
A highlight package of Tribute to the Troops is shown, including John Cena's promo at the end of the show.
Backstage, the Bellas are complaining to John Laurinaitis about Teddy Long. Laurinaitis wishes them "Merry Christmas." The Bellas give him a kiss and take off. David Otunga made an appearance, followed by Vickie Guerrero. Hornwoggle comes in with mistletoe, and plants one on Vickie.
Highlights of Ryder's victory celebrating with his dad at ringside is shown, with Ryder's dad talking about the win after the match.
Josh Matthews interviewed the Big Show backstage. Show talked about having the title in his hands, and how hard he worked for nine years, only for it to be gone in seconds. Show said it was kind of his fault that Bryan cashed in the briefcase, for giving Bryan the idea to not wait until 'Mania. Show gave credit to Bryan for "his fluke," and Matthews noted that Show has the shortest World championship reign in history. Show tried to keep his composure, said he was "OK" and walked off.
It's main event time.
The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder, Daniel Bryan and CM Punk
During the ring entrances, the latest "1/2/12" promo aired, that we posted earlier in this post. The faces then made their way to the ring, and all three entered through the crowd from different parts of the arena.
Match ended when Bryan and Del Rio were alone in the ring. Bryan applied the LeBell Lock on Del Rio, forcing Del Rio to tap clean. After the match, the faces celebrated outside of the ring as the show went off the air.