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Kidd immediately hits a leg sweep but is quickly cut off. Rhodes puts the boots to him. Rhodes faceplants Kidd and looks over at Christian. Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter but Rhodes shoves him in the corner. Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes for the win in about a minute.
Winner by pin: Cody Rhodes
Rhodes and Christian have a stare-down but cooler heads prevail.
-Antonio Cesaro vignette
CM Punk vs. Kane
Punks feels Kane out with kick attempts and goes to work in the corner but Kane overpowers him. Kane goes flying out of the ring after Punk pulls the top rope down. Punk flies off the top with a double axe-handle to the outside. Back in the ring, Kane overtakes Punk. Punk takes out the knee and stomps Kane in the corner. Punk wraps Kane's arm around the steel post. Punk hits kicks and elbows. Kane regains offense and gets 1. More back and forth. Kane throws Punk out of the ring.
Punk is in control with kicks and punches. Kane powers him out of the ring again. AJ comes to ringside. Kane drops Punk across the security wall and brings Punk back in and gets 2. Kane hits a bodyslam and an elbow for a 1. Kane goes for a chokeslam but Punk reverses it into a DDT in mid-air. Both men struggle to get up. Punk hits a high knee in the corner and a swinging neckbreaker for 2. They go back and forth with combinations and counters. Punk kicks Kane in the back of the head and goes for the cover but Kane kicks out at 2. Kane hits a vicious kick to Punk's head and gets 2. Punks hits a bulldog off the second turnbuckle for 2.
Punk lifts Kane up for the GTS but his legs buckle and he falls face first with Kane of his back. Kane hits a front dropkick and gets 2. Kane goes up top and flies off but Punk counter with a dropkick. Punk goes up top as AJ gets on the apron to cheer him as Bryan runs down on the apron and Punk hits a crossbody on him. Kane tries a chokeslam but Punk kicks him in the head and hits an elbowdrop from the top and only gets 2. Punk can't believe it. Punk springboards off the ropes but runs right into a right hand from Kane. Kane goes for a chokeslam but Bryan flies off the top turnbuckle with a front dropkick to both men. Bryan kicks Punk as he screams "yes!" Punk manages a clothesline and lifts him up for the GTS but Kane comes in and chokeslams both men at the same time.
No Contest/Double Disqualification
John Laurinaitis rolls out in his wheelchair with Eve and announces that the WWE Title match at the PPV will be a triple threat match.
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