|By Marc Middleton | July 30, 2012 | Comments|
- It's announced that Vince McMahon will be on SmackDown to name a new General Manager.
Kofi Kingston vs. Titus O'Neil
R-Truth and Little Jimmy sit at ringside as Kofi Kingston waits in the ring. They air some fan videos from Tout. AW comes out next to introduce Titus O'Neil and Darren Young. It's Titus vs. Kofi here.
Back and forth to start the match. AW is mic'd up again so we have to hear him. AW makes a reference to the Kobe Bryant rape case from Colorado. Kofi comes back and drops Titus on his face after being down for a few minutes. Kofi fights back with chops and a big dropkick to the jaw. Kofi with another big shot and then the Boom Drop. Young gets on the apron but Truth lays him out. AW gets on the apron and throws his shoe at Kofi. AW runs off as Kofi throws the shoe back at him. Kofi turns around to a big slam from Titus for the win.
Winner: Titus O'Neil
- John Cena is backstage with CM Punk. Punk talks about the #1 contender match tonight. He says Cena is mad because he did to The Rock in one night what he couldn't do in a year. Punk tells Cena to get over it and get ready. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole says that they apologize for comments he made during the last match - the reference to the Kobe Bryant rape case.
Heath Slater vs. Randy Orton
Heath Slater is in the ring as we get a look back at his segment with the Legends at RAW 1000. Slater says the Legends have finally gone back to the retirement home so he can get his career back on track. Slater challenges any current WWE Superstar and here comes Randy Orton making his return.
The match starts and Slater takes Orton to the corner with offense. The referee backs him off as Slater unloads. Slater shows off and turns around to big clotheslines from Orton. Orton hits the powerslam and takes Slater to the apron for the second rope draping DDT. Orton drops to the mat and lays Slater out with a RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
- Daniel Bryan is backstage talking to someone. He says his neck hurts and we see the doctor. He asks Bryan questions and Bryan answers them all with yes. Bryan interrupts the doctor and just goes on a wild "yes" chanting spree.
- Still to come, Jericho and Christian vs. Ziggler and Miz. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out first comes Chris Jericho followed by his partner Christian. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz followed by his partner Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero and his Money in the Bank briefcase.
Ziggler starts things off with Christian and they go at it. Christian with an early pin attempt but Ziggler comes back. Miz comes in but Christian unloads on him and sends him right back to Ziggler for the tag. They lock up again and Jericho tags in as does Miz. Jericho drops Miz with a clothesline for 1. Jericho slams Miz and drops an elbow for another pin attempt. Ziggler comes back in and goes at it with Jericho. Jericho dumps him to the floor and tosses Miz over also. Christian goes to the top and leaps out onto both of them. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Jericho goes at it with Miz in the ring. Jericho with a 2 count. Miz comes back with a clothesline and a 2 count of his own. Miz with a headlock now. Jericho breaks free with a backdrop and makes the tag to Christian as Ziggler comes in. Christian unloads and hits the big drop down right hand. Christian with the elbow from the second rope. He goes for Killswitch but Ziggler blocks it. Christian with a roll up for 2. Christian fights off Miz in the corner but gets dropkicked by Ziggler for another 2 count. Miz comes back in and stomps away for another 2 count. Miz keeps control for another pin attempt. Christian ends up dumping Miz out to the floor again.
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