Kane's pyro goes off and he heads to the ring. Kane says that everyone in the crowd lives with hate but refuses to embrace it, like John Cena. Kane said that Cena represents hope and success, but he should see his shortcomings like his unfulfilled dreams and it should anger him. Kane keeps ripping the crowd for not embracing the hate. He said the crowd made Zack Ryder a star, but that it means nothing and that he almost dragged him into the depths of hell. He said he wants consequences for refusing to embrace hate. John Cena's music hits.
Cena comes to the top of the ramp and wants to fight. He takes off his shirt and charges the ring. Cena then proceeds to knock Kane to the outside and the two battle up to the top of the ramp. They continue to fight to the backstage area, where Kane is beating on Cena and nails a couple of officials that are standing around for good measure. Kane continued to beat Cena down backstage and then took the fight outside. They continued to fight and Cena went down. When he recovered, he turned around and Kane was nowhere to be found. Cut to commercial.
Back from break and they recap the Cena / Kane backstage brawl that just took place.
Sheamus and Santino Marella vs. Jinder Mahal and Wade Barrett
Sheamus planted Mahal with a Brogue kick and then tagged in Marella, who hit the Cobra and got the win for his team. Santino and Sheamus celebrated after the match while Barrett glared from the ramp.
The Miz is backstage complaining to John Laurinaitis about R-Truth's contact attacks. Laurinaitis said that he had a lot on his place. Miz wants protection, and Laurinaitis tells Miz that he can find his own because he's not Little Jimmy, but "Big Johnny." Miz takes off and Laurinaitis started texting.
The first inductee into the 2012 Hall of Fame will be announced next.
Edge is announced as the first inductee into the 2012 Hall of Fame. A cool video recap of Edge's career aired. Jerry Lawler said that a second inductee will be named later tonight.
Backstage Miz is talking to Mason Ryan, seemingly asking him to be his bodyguard. Ryan walked off.
Backstage Zack Ryder is on the phone with his dad when Eve walked in. Eve asked if he was OK, and Ryder suggested they go out tonight since he doesn't have a match tonight. Eve said OK, but it will be after her match with Beth Phoenix and Ryder agreed. Ryder and Eve took off and Kane opened a door behind them after they left.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston
Bryan defeated Kingston via submission with the LeBell lock in a quick match. Big Show's music hit and he entered the ring. Bryan said that he hated how their match on SmackDown ended, and blamed Mark Henry for interfering. Bryan told Show he can have a title match whenever he wanted, and Show said that Teddy Long agreed and they will have their rematch this Friday in a no disqualification, no countout match. Show says, "good luck" and reaches out his hand. Bryan reluctantly agreed and shook Show's hand.
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