|By Marc Middleton | June 17, 2012 | Comments|
The crowd chants for Ziggler now. Sheamus gets attacked in the corner but fights back. Sheamus goes up top but Ziggler runs up and grabs him. Ziggler drops Sheamus face first on the mat and covers him for a close 2 count. Ziggler grabs his knee in pain as Vickie screams at ringside. Ziggler goes for the sleeper but Sheamus counters with the Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus with the big forearm shots to the chest on the apron now. Ziggler fights back and goes for the sleeper again. Sheamus turns it into White Noise and gets hyped up. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick and nails it for the win.
- Vince McMahon is backstage walking when John Laurinaitis walks up. Laurinaitis suggests Vince stay away from ringside since he has a concussion. Vince doesn't have anything to say, he just walks off. Laurinaitis goes on but Vince stops him and slams his dressing room door. Josh Mathews approaches Laurinaitis for comment. Laurinaitis rips him and says he has a show to run, tonight, tomorrow and into the future. Laurinaitis storms off.
Tuxedo Match: Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Santino Marella
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE United States Champion Santino Marella for this non-title match. Santino is wearing an old school tuxedo. Out next comes Ricardo Rodriguez in his usual tuxedo. The first man to be stripped of his tux loses. They play to the crowd to start the match and obviously Santino gets the pops. Santino shoves Ricardo and gets shoved back. Ricardo rips the front pocket off Santino's tux. Santino does the same to him and then rips off a sleeve. Ricardo rips Santino's jacket but gets slapped.
Santino with an atomic drop. He then rips Ricardo's jacket off and taunts him with it like he's a charging bull. Ricardo ends up on the floor. He comes back in and gets hit with a drop toe hold. Santino takes off Ricardo's shoes next. The crowd chants boring as Santino takes Ricardo from corner to corner. Santino takes off Ricardo's shirt next. Ricardo has a bowtie and pants on now. Santino with a big hip toss and out comes the Cobra. Ricardo rakes Santino's eyes and throws the Cobra out of the ring. Ricardo takes off Santino's shoes, socks and pants now. Santino has his jacket and shirt on. One of Santino's socks is a Cobra and Ricardo can't pull it off. Santino hits Ricardo with a Cobra kick and strips off his pants for the win. Ricardo is wearing white briefs with Alberto Del Rio's face on the back.
Winner: Santino Marella
- Ricardo runs off with Alberto's face on his rear as Santino has his hand raised from the ring.
- Matt Striker is backstage with CM Punk. He asks about AJ Lee. Punk says the match tonight isn't about AJ. It's about his WWE Title. AJ walks up and gives him a kiss on the cheek for good luck. Punk says thanks but luck is for losers and walks off as she smiles at him.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Christian
We go to the ring and out first comes Cody Rhodes followed by the WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian.
They lock up for a minute and Christian goes down first. Christian comes back with clotheslines, sending Cody to the corner. Cpdy shoves Christian but gets slapped to the mat. Cody comes in with a big shoulder thrust. He tries to suplex Christian to the floor but Christian ends up bringing him out to the floor. Christian runs the ropes and dropkicks Cody through the ropes. Cody trips Christian and he falls face first on the apron and rolls out to the floor. Cody brings it back in and drops Christian by his arm for a 2 count. Cody drops knees on Christian's arm now.
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