Winner: No Contest
We come back to a video package of Daniel Bryan winning the World Title and then defying the odds week after week. I still get goosebumps when he yells that he's the World Heavyweight Champion the day after TLC. It ends after it says Daniel Bryan will defend his title in a Steel Cage match against Mark Henry and Big Show at the Royal Rumble.
Back to Raw, Ryder is finally out of the stage and is loaded on a stretcher. Announcers are in a very somber mood. We follow the stretcher backstage for some reason. I think I'd rather watch paint dry. The ambulance is in view, but yet so far. Okay, finally to the ambulance (it was like 10 seconds), Ryder is loaded up, and Cena says he'll take care of it. Eve is freaking out, and says it's all Cena's fault. She says she's going with him, and gets in the ambulance. It drives off, and Cena looks on, frustrated and sad. Josh Matthews comes in and says Cena has to feel just awful about this. Cena makes his unhappy face and hits Josh's microphone out of his hand, then gives the camera the stank-eye, complete with violent head-shaking. We go back to commercial after a very awkward few seconds.
Back from the break, Cole and King put over the severity of the situation once more. Jinder Mahal is already in the ring for his match against, Sheamus, who gets a pretty good pop.
Jinder Mahal vs Sheamus
They lock up, and Sheamus quickly backs him in the corner, but Mahal turns the tables and hits some knees. Sheamus fights back with some clubs, and hits a Scoop Slam, but Wade Barrett, comes down to the ring in street clothes, catching the eye of Sheamus. Sheamus hits his trademark repeated Forearm Clubs to Mahal on the apron. Sheamus then goes up top, but Mahal catches him and throws him off. Mahal gets a two count after a running high knee. Mahal stays in control with a Quarter Nelson with a Facelock. Wade Barrett joined commentary a little while ago, and he's real good at it. Sheamus fights back to his feet, and out of the hold. Sheamus with some running Forearm Strikes, then a High-Impact Rolling Fireman's Carry Slam. Nice move. Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross, but Mahal fights out, only for Sheamus to catch him with the Brogue Kick for the win.
Sheamus goads Wade Barrett to getting in the ring, and Wade teases Sheamus and the crowd before walking back up the ramp. Sheamus gets a mic and says he wants him to take a good look at this picture because he will be the last one standing this Sunday at the Rumble.
We go backstage to the interview area with Josh Matthews and his guest, The Miz. The Miz says that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Everyone that has teamed with Miz has seen their careers disintegrate after they turned on him. R-Truth then shows up wearing a doctor's coat and glasses. He says according to his studies, Miz is number one, and goes on to name some unflattering things Miz is, then finishes by saying Miz is WWE's number one jackass. They then start yelling at each other, and John Laurinaitis interrupts them. He says he can't concentrate for his match tonight because of them. He says whoever loses in Miz/Truth's match tonight is the number one entrant in the Rumble match. Truth quacks as the announcers plug CM Punk vs John Laurinaitis (no typo) tonight later tonight.
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