Zack Ryder is shown backstage with Eve. Josh Matthews asked Ryder if he has heard if he's cleared to wrestle tonight, and Ryder said that he hadn't. Ryder said that he's going to the ring and refuses to forfeit his title, and Eve said that she's coming with him.
A vignette aired of Kane's attack on Ryder from last week.
Jack Swagger entered the ring, accompanied by Vickie Guerrero. His match with Ryder is next.
United States Championship
Zack Ryder (c) vs. Jack Swagger
Ryder enters the ring with his back bandaged. Swagger dominated the match, working on Ryder's back and delivering a series of gut wrench powerbombs, but Ryder kept kicking out. Swagger planted Ryder with a third gut wrench powerbomb and got the pin.
Winner and NEW U.S. Champion: Jack Swagger
Laurinaitis approaches Ryder backstage, who is selling his back injury. Laurinaitis says that he made a mistake and shouldn't have let him wrestle, and that the envelope he received earlier stated that Ryder was not medically cleared to compete. Eve started to go off, but Laurinaitis told her to "shut your mouth and show some respect." He then walked off.
Perez Hilton is introduced to a chorus of boos. He introduced the next match.
Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox vs. The Bella Twins
The Bellas tried to pull off some "twin magic," but Perez dragged the second Bella out of the ring and chided her for cheating. Kelly then did a roll up and got the win. After the match, Kelly and Fox celebrated with Perez. The Bellas entered the ring and shoved Perez to the ground, but Kelly and Fox got back in and the Bellas retreated.
A recap of shown of Big Show accidentally bumping AJ on SmackDown.
R-Truth's music hits and he heads to the ring dressed in street clothes. Before he could talk, Wade Barrett's music hits and he comes out with a mic. Barrett says that he's going to win the Rumble and noted that he's officially in the Rumble, as well as Truth, who's a lunatic. Truth tells Barrett that he talks funny. Truth goes on to talk about how they are across the street from the "Happiest Place on Earth," Disneyland and then proceeds to show photo-shopped pictures of him at Disneyland. He said that Pinocchio said that Barrett was going to win the Rumble, and they showed a picture of Pinocchio's nose growing. Truth said that he didn't even know if that's PG. That was funny. Miz attacked Truth from behind and they double teamed Truth until Sheamus made the save. Teddy Long came out and said that he's taking charge since Laurinaitis is a little busy right now. Long announced an over the top rope challenge with the four men as a Royal Rumble preview.
Over The Top Rope Challenge
The Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett
Barrett was the first one out. Sheamus and Miz were tangled in the ropes and Truth pushed them over to win the match.
After the match, Miz was complaining outside of the ring but was met with a Brogue kick from Sheamus. Sheamus and Truth stared each other down as Sheamus headed to the back.
Backstage John Cena confronts Laurinaitis about screwing Ryder. Laurinaitis said that he made a mistake, and announced Cena vs. Kane at the Royal Rumble. He said that Cena would also face the new U.S. Champion Jack Swagger next.
Jack Swagger vs. John Cena
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