Ziggler and Cena start this off, and Cena quickly takes him down. Cena stays in control with a bulldog and gets a two count. Punk gets the tag and he Snapmares Ziggler over and hits a stiff kick for a two count. Punk tries for a Suplex, but Ziggler reverses, only to get caught in a Fireman's Carry, sensing the GTS was near, Ziggler rolled out of the ring. We take our first commercial break.
We're back and Cena gets a two count on Ziggler as Laurinaitis is texting at ringside. Cena and Punk are locked up, and Ziggler takes control with some strikes. Ziggler stops to show off in the middle of a rope-running sequence. He then tags in Swagger, who gets caught with a Fisherman Suplex, then shows off on his own before taking out Ziggler. Swagger catches him with a Clothesline, then starts working over him in the corner, allowing Ziggler to get in a couple of cheap shots. Swagger gets a two count after one of the aforementioned shots. Swagger then locks a hold, stretching out Cena on the ground. Cena fights out, but Swagger switches to a Front Facelock. This hold lasts a few seconds, and Cena inches his way to Pun before flipping Swagger with a Northern Lights Suplex. Ziggler gets the tag first and takes out Cena with a picture perfect Dropkick. Ziggler hits not 7, not 8, not 9...well you get the drift, but he hits a multitude of Elbow Drops, then does some crunches before getting a two count. Ziggler stays in control as Swagger takes a cheap shot from the apron. Swagger then gets the tag and hits the Swagger Bomb in the corner for a two count. Swagger then locks on a bearhug, continuing to wear down Cena, but Cena literally hits the Attitude Adjustment out of nowhere. Both men are down, and Ziggler gets the tag right before Punk, who hits a Springboard Forearm, then a Swinging Neckbreaker, followed by his knee, bulldog combination. Punk goes for the GTS, but Ziggler reverses, only to be caught with a Roundhouse Kick. Swagger breaks up the pin, but Cena attacks out. Outside the ring, Swagger goes for the ankle lock, but Cena reverses it in the STF. Punk climbs up to the top rope, but Laurinaitis gets on the apron and distracts him. Ziggler is able to roll up Punk for the win.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger
Punk stares a hole in Laurinaitis after the match, and he gets a microphone. He says this doesn't change a thing. He says Sunday, Laurinaitis plans on screwing him, but that's fine because one day, Punk plans on beating the hell out of him. He says he wants Laurinaitis to be something he's never been in his life just for one night. He wants him to be a WWE Superstar for just one night, not the EVP, or GM. He says he'll make him famous because tonight, he thinks it should be CM Punk vs John Laurinaitis tonight, unless Laurinaitis is "afraid." Laurinaitis says he accepts and walks back to the back, leaving both him and Punk smiling. The announcers put this match over very nicely.
Up next, the Highlight Reel makes a return with host, Chris Jericho.
Back from the break, the Raw Rebound shows Jericho trolling us again last week. The ring is all set up for the Highlight Reel, complete with the Jeritron. The lights go out and we see Jericho's jacket, like we have for the past few weeks. I wonder if he ever turns it off. Camera shows a classic "Raw is Jericho" sign. Nicely made. Jericho picks up a mic and stands in the middle of the ring. He tells everyone to be quiet, and puts the microphone to his mouth, but then he tells them to be quiet again. This repeats, but then he gets a looks on his face like he just had an idea. He runs out and up the ramp, telling everyone "one second." He brings out a t-shirt launcher, and gets back into the ring. Jericho teases a lot of the fans with the shirt launcher, Michael Cole included, but then he puts it down and takes the camera from the camera man in the ring. He films the crowd, and Cole looking like an idiot before giving it back to the camera man and picking up a mic. He then tells the crowd to be quiet again, and he then points to the Jeritron, which shows a highlight video of his whole career career, including his debut, winning the Undisputed Championship, among many other things, even the stuff from the past vfew weeks. This lasts just a few seconds though, and Jericho once again tells everyone to be quiet, but his demeanor seems to have changed. He puts the microphone up to his mouth and says that this Sunday at the Royal Rumble, it will be the end of the world as we know it. The second he uttered a word, the crowd went crazy. The lights then go out, and his jacket lights up as we go to commercial.
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