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
Before the match could even start, Cena put a beatdown on Swagger. Cena took his assault outside of the ring and continued to beat him up. Cena then put Swagger's head on the ringside steps and was going to nail him with another set of steps when Kane's music hit. Kane was on the titan tron and said that Cena was "getting it," and will have embraced the hate by the time they meet at the Rumble.
Brodus Clay is up next.
Brodus Clay vs. JTG
Another squash win for Brodus. Brodus showed a lot of charisma in the ring again.
Daniel Bryan will provide an update on the condition of AJ next.
A promo for this week's SmackDown in Las Vegas aired.
The Big Show - Daniel Bryan match from SmackDown and AJ's injury is recapped.
Daniel Bryan comes out with mic in tow. Bryan rips Big Show for "plowing over" AJ. Bryan says that AJ will never be the same, and that Show intentionally ran her over to get to him. Bryan calls him "pathetic" and takes him to task for not apologizing. Bryan questioned Show's "crocodile tears" and tells Show to not show his face on SmackDown again or he'll make him pay. Bryan then dedicated his match against Henry this Friday to AJ and said that he'll show how much he loves AJ this Friday.
It's main event time.
Jericho comes out slapping hands and conversing with fans at ringside. He's taking pictures of fans as we head to commercial.
Back from commercial and Jericho is still celebrating at ringside. The heels are now in the ring. CM Punk's music hits and he enters the ring.
Punk and Bryan worked the match early on for the faces. Punk played Ricky Morton before finally making the hot tag to Jericho. Jericho celebrated in the ring before tagging Bryan and heading to the back.
Later in the match, Henry and Bryan brawled to the back. Mick Foley's music hit and he entered the match, telling the referee that John Laurinaitis put him in the match. Punk made the hot tag to Foley, while Ziggler tagged in Otunga. Foley hammered away at Otunga and nailed him with a knee in the corner. He then hit a DDT and pulled out Mr. Sock. Foley then applied the mandible claw on Otunga, garnering the win for his team.
Laurinaitis came out and said that he never gave Foley permission to participate in this match, and he has been forced to reverse the decision of the match, so the winners are Ziggler, Otunga and Henry. Punk grabbed the mic and antagonized Laurinaitis, telling him to "man up" and to "shut his mouth." Punk ripped on Laurinaitis' for sucking in the ring despite his brother being a Road Warrior and said that he was "boring" and "vanilla" and said that he accomplished more in the last year than Laurinaitis has in his entire life. Punk said that if Laurinaitis screws him, then he will kick his "pathetic ass" and make him look like he's been through a meat grinder. Punk then threatened to punch Laurinaitis, who flinched big time. Punk called him pathetic before leaving the ring with the belt held high in the air.
Laurinaitis fumed in the ring as Foley have a thumbs up. Laurinaitis said that he's the soon to be "permanent" RAW GM and will not be intimidated by Punk. Foley asked Laurinaitis to admit that he's going to screw Punk, and called him a "kiss ass." Laurinaitis said "damn right he will" screw Punk, and he's sick and tired of being disrespected and bullied. Laurinaitis vented about not being appreciated for putting on a great show for the fans every week, and he's not going to take it anymore. Laurinaitis then nailed Foley with a mic shot to the head and walked off. Foley slowly got back to his feet as the show went off the air.
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