Sheamus vs. Miz
Both men begin with strikes. Miz is being very aggressive. Sheamus powers him up and slams him for a near fall. Otunga and Laurinaitis look on backstage. Miz has a rear neck-lock applied. Sheamus fights to his feet. Sheamus hits a powerslam. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick for the pin.
Winner by pin: Sheamus (3:00)
Josh Matthews introduces Randy Orton. They are on a stage to the right of the Titantron where the old announce booth used to be. Orton says he already beat Kane last summer. Orton says Orton is not the Big Red Machine or the Devil's favorite demon; His name is Randy Orton.
Vickie Guerrero introduces the newest members of Team Johnny: Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler.
Swagger and Ziggler vs. Kofi and R-Truth
Swagger and Ziggler double team Kofi. Stephanie McMahon is trending. (why?) Kofi hits a back slide for a near fall. Ziggler hits a beautiful drop kick on Kofi for a near fall. Swagger is back in; they are isolating Kofi from his corner. Kofi hits a beautiful DDT. He makes the tag to Truth; Ziggler tags too. Ziggler bumps around for Truth's aggressive offense. Kofi jumps on Swagger on the outside. Ziggler dops a leg on the back of Truth's head; Truth gets his foot on the rope but Vickie pushes it off.
Winners by pin: Swagger and Ziggler (5:00)
Aksana confronts Vickie and pushes her down. She tries to tell the ref what happened. Vickie gets in her face and they have a cat-fight. Everybody struggles to pull them apart.
They show HHH from the house show at MSG last night; he Tombstones Ziggler. The End of an Era confrontation is next.
Michaels makes his way to the ring. The crowd is hot for him. He says it's cool that he holds the fate of the end of an era in his hand. Taker's music hits. Taker tells him to shut up and listen. He says the match has to remain pure. HHH's music hits. Hunter is not wearing a suit; just jeans and a HHH shirt. Michaels is also in a shirt and jeans; Taker is still not showing his haircut.
Hunter says this is not about Shawn. He says it's their destiny to do this. Hunter says that of the 24 Hell in a Cell matches, he and Taker have been in 19 of them. Hunter says he thrives in the Cell. Taker asks if Hunter is willing to put his family, career, life, etc. on the line. Hunter says if it means giving Taker the end that he deserves, then, yes. Hunter says, "And I will." Taker goes to leave, but he turns back toward HHH. He asks if HHH remembers when Taker said Shawn was better: "He is." Taker leaves; Shawn and HHH stare at each other; HHH looks away toward the ramp; Shawn smirks.
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