|By Marc Middleton | June 26, 2012 | Comments|
Sid enters the ring and Slater backs him in the corner. Sid smacks Slater in the chest and sends him to the mat. Sid with a kick to the chest. Sid sits Slater on the top and smacks him off. Sid with a big slam. Slater ducks a clothesline and beats Sid down to one knee. Slater runs into a big clothesline. Sid hits the big leg drop and calls for a powerbomb. Sid nails the powerbomb on Slater and covers him for the win.
#1 Contender's Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and there's a contract hanging on a pole. Lilian Garcia explains the rules. The first man to climb the pole and get the contract will face Sheamus for the World Title on SmackDown this week. Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as Alberto Del Rio makes his way in. Dolph Ziggler is out next.
The bell rings and they go. Ziggler goes for the pole early but Del Rio takes him to the corner and beats him down. Del Rio goes for the pole but Ziggler stops him. More back and forth. Del Rio hits a backbreaker and goes for the pole. Ziggler stops him again and climbs up. Del Rio stops him again but gets dropped by a dropkick. Ziggler gets thrown to the apron and makes another play for the contract but Del Rio stops him again. Del Rio climbs up and gets close but Ziggler climbs up his back. Del Rio puts Ziggler on his back and falls from up high with a big Samoan Drop.
They tangle on the corner again. The contract falls to the floor. They fight over it but it keeps falling out of their hands. Cole says you must control the contract to win the match. They continue fighting and both go down as the contract falls to the mat again. Ricardo comes in but Ziggler superkicks him and the contract flies out to the floor. Ziggler crawls for it but Del Rio stops him. Del Rio goes for it but he gets pulled back now. They tumble out of the other side of the ring and hit the floor. The music hits and out comes World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus to the stage. Sheamus says they can stop fighting because Vickie has made Sheamus vs. Ziggler vs. Del Rio for the World Title this Friday on SmackDown. Ziggler and Del Rio look on from the floor as Sheamus raises his title up high.
- We get a look back earlier tonight where Daniel Bryan won the Elimination Match against Kane and CM Punk. Punk vs. Bryan is announced for the WWE Title at Money in the Bank. Punk is backstage when AJ Lee walks up. She wants to make it up to Punk for his loss earlier. She is going to dedicate her match tonight to Punk, the Divas Battle Royal. Punk says maybe later they can sit down and have a serious talk about what's going on between them. She says she's open to taking it to the next level and walks off. Back to commercial.
Beach Battle Royal: Beth Phoenix, Aksana, AJ Lee, Maxine, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, WWE Divas Champion Layla, Kaitlyn, Tamina Snuka, Natalya, Vickie Guerrero
Back from the break and all the Divas are in the ring. Vickie Guerrero comes down and puts herself in the match. She knocks the other Divas aside and disrobes to reveal her bathing suit. The match starts and they all go after Vickie first. Aksana and Alicia are some of the first ones eliminated. Rosa and Kaitlyn also go out. Next is Tamina by Beth Phoenix. Beth and Natalya go after Layla but Natalya gets eliminated. Layla eliminates Beth. It's down to Layla, AJ and Vickie. AJ grabs Layla and tosses her out but she hangs on. Layla ends up getting eliminated. Vickie comes from behind and tries to eliminate AJ but she hangs on. Vickie celebrates but turns around to AJ smiling at her. Vickie shoves her. AJ comes back and they catfight. AJ kicks Vickie out for the win.
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