|By Marc Middleton | August 13, 2012 | Comments|
- Back from the break and Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro with the United States Title on the line is announced for the SummerSlam pre-show match.
- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper is backstage rambling. The camera pans and we see Shawn Michaels in there with him. They do a bit and Shawn takes a phone call. It sounds like he's talking to Triple H, who apparently is stuck on a flight. Shawn says he needs to be here because it's not Shawn's fight. Shawn hangs up and looks worried.
Heath Slater vs. R-Truth
We go to the ring and Heath Slater is interrupted by one-half of the Tag Team Champions R-Truth.
Truth and Slater go at it. They trade right hands and Slater drops Truth with a neckbreaker. Slater with a quick pin attempt. Slater works Truth over and keeps him grounded on the mat now. Truth ducks and comes back with a clothesline and a face plant for the quick win.
- After the match, the music hits and out comes Darren Young and Titus O'Neil. Truth fights them off but gets dropped by a big boot from Titus. Truth gets double teamed now by the #1 contenders, who get their title shot at SummerSlam. It was mentioned earlier that Kofi Kingston is on tour overseas. They celebrate as we go back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see some Tout videos from Mark Henry while he was in London for the Olympics.
- Cole and Lawler plug DJ Pauly D, who is tonight's Social Media Ambassador. They go over some of his tweets about tonight's show so far.
- We get a look at SmackDown where the World Heavyweight Title match was canceled. They show the WWE.com video where Booker T said Alberto Del Rio crossed the line and would be facing repercussions. Cole shows us a new Tout video from Alberto Del Rio where he said he would be speaking with Booker on SmackDown.
Sin Cara vs. Tensai
We go to the ring and out first comes Sin Cara. We go to commercial before his opponent comes out.
Back from the break and out comes Tensai with Sakamoto. The bell rings and Tensai drops Cara. He goes for a powerbomb but Cara turns it around and tries for a roll up but can't. Tensai runs over Cara with a shoulder. Tensai goes for a splash in the corner but Cara moves. Cara goes up top with a senton. Cara kicks Sakamoto off the apron and sends Tensai flying into him. Cara with more offense and a DDT from the corner. Cara with the quick pin out of nowhere.
Winner: Sin Cara
- After the match, Cara hurries up the ramp. Tensai grabs Sakamoto and brings him in the ring. Tensai slaps him and slams him to the mat. Tensai drops a backsplash on Sakamoto and screams.
- Shawn Michaels is backstage asking a crew member if they have seen someone. Shawn wants to be notified when this person arrives.
- Another plug for Piper's Pit later tonight. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Jerry Lawler introduces Roddy Piper. The ring is all done up for Piper's Pit. Piper cuts a promo and Lawler reveals the guest to be Chris Jericho with 55% of the vote. Jericho's music hits and out he comes to Piper's Pit.
Piper says last time he saw Jericho was when Mickey Rourke knocked him out at WrestleMania a few years back. Jericho talks about he beat the Legends at WrestleMania that year. Jericho is excited to be on Piper's Pit for the first time ever and thanks the fans. Piper talks about how Dolph Ziggler can't win the big one anymore. Piper says he knew Jericho's father and he won the big one. Vickie Guerrero comes out screaming for everyone to excuse her. Vickie introduces Dolph and out he comes with the briefcase.
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