Back from the break, James Roday, our guest ring announcer makes his way out. He says finally the white guy from Psych has found his way to Monday Night Raw. He says it fills him with child-like glee announce this match. He announces Miz first, man this guy is hilarious. The Miz comes out with a mixed reaction as it is his hometown. Saw the Explain GTV sign again. I want to give whoever made that a hug. Punk comes out next as Roday "Finkinizes" his name. We see Jericho watching from the back in ring gear and light up jacket.
The Miz vs CM Punk
They lock up with Miz getting a quick one count. If Miz wins this matchup he will join Team Laurinaitis at WrestleMania. Punk hits Miz with a few kicks, but Miz catches him with a knee to the gut. We go to commercial.
Back from the break, Miz hits a Snap DDT for a two count, then goes up top, but Punk dodges him. Punk goes for the GTS, but Miz reverses and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, only to be put in the Anaconda Vice. After a bit, Miz taps out.
Winner: CM Punk
Up on the titantron, Jericho is applauding Punk. Jericho says he see straight through Punk, and that he found out a secret about Punk. Jericho says Punk's been straightedge for a while, but he never explained the reason why. Jericho says it's because Punk's father was an alcoholic who let him down every step of the way, and Punk doesn't want to end up like him. Jericho says that punk will because it's in his blood, and that he's found something that terrifies Punk, and that it's ironic that the very alcohol that Punk craves is the reason his childhood was ruined. Jericho says the reason Punk has all his tatoos is because the pain of the tattoo needle was his solace from alcohol. Jericho says that once he beats Punk at WrestleMania, Punk's going to want to take a drink, and another, and another. He says Punk will be recognized just like his father was, a pathetic drunk. Punk looks emotional in the ring as he leaves to the fans chanting his name.
We come back to a David Otunga attorney plug. I'd hire him if you're in legal trouble.
Jack Swagger (with Vickie Guerrero) vs Randy Orton
Swagger takes down Orton as "CM Drunk" trends. Orton quickly reverses and stomps on Swagger's limbs, then hits a Dropkick before throwing Swagger out of the ring. Orton slams swagger into the steel steps, then the announce table a few times before rolling him back into the ring. We go to commercial.
We come back, and Swagger is in control of Orton, but Orton fights to his feet, and they trade blows. Orton sends Swagger into the corner, but gets caught and Swagger takes out Orton's knee for a two count. Swagger then softens up the Ankle of Orton. Orton starts fighting back again , but gets caught with a Scoop Powerslam from Swagger. Swagger misses a Swagger Bomb, but he catches Orton off guard with the Ankle Lock. Orton fights out and hey both end up on the top turnbuckle. Orton hits a Superplex, and the crowd chants for an RKO. Orton hits a couple of Clotheslines then a Powerslam, followed by a Rope-hung DDT. Orton signals for the RKO now, and hits it for the three count.
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