|By Kian Terani | September 06, 2012 | Comments|
We get the opening video and Josh Mathews welcomes us to the show.
Antonio Cesaro w/ Aksana vs. Justin Gabriel
Cesaro says 'exceptional' in 5 different languages and he and Aksana kiss. Justin Gabriel makes his entrance. Cesaro tries to ground Gabriel early. Gabriel gets a dropkick but is unable to establish offense and quicken the pace. Aksana lounges on the apron for distraction and eye-candy. Cesaro continues decimation. Gabriel tries a springboard moonsault but Cesaro gets his knees up. We go to commercial.
We're back. Gabriel fights out of the corner but Cesaro keeps the pressure on. Cesaro applies an abdominal stretch and uses the ropes for leverage. Cesaro jumps on Gabriel's abdomen with both feet a couple of times. Gabriel starts to speed things up, he hits a crossbody for 2. Gabriel goes up top but Cesaro scouts him and hits his Gotch-Style Neutralizer for the win.
Winner by pin: Antonio Cesaro
We go to break.
Layla vs. Natalya
They get into a shoving match and go back and forth. Layla springboards into a crossbody but Natalya rolls through and they exchange some counters. Layla does some break-dancing and Natalya goes out to protest. Layla follows but Natalya gets the better of her on the apron and takes control in the ring. Natalya lifts Layla and applies a modified Human Torture Rack and releases her and follows with a clothesline and a standing pin attempt. Natalya continues to exploit the abdomen. Layla fights back with punches and kicks to knock Natalya down and steal the pin.
Winner by pin: Layla
We go to break.
Damien Sandow comes out and cuts the usual promo on his way to the ring. He says he is our unwilling hero. Alex Riley comes out to a good ovation. They need to really push this guy.
Damien Sandow vs. Alex Riley
Riley gets chants from the crowd. He makes Sandow retreat to regroup. Riley gets punches in the corner but Sandow quickly takes over with vicious offense. Sandow drops his Elbow of Distain but Riley kicks out. Riley tries to mount some momentum. He hits a flurry ending in a spinebuster for 2. Riley hits a clothesline from up top but Sandow kicks out at the very last instant. Sandow drops Riley's throat across the top rope and hits his finisher for the win.
Winner by pin: Damien Sandow
We go to break.
The RAW Rebound is shown.
R-Truth & Kofi vs. Epico & Primo w/ Rosa
Truth and Primo try to get the crowd riled-up. Truth dances with Little Jimmy, Primo mocks him. Truth hits a double-leg takedown and goes to work. Kofi tags in and flies in with a shoulder for 2. Kofi hits a head-scissor take-down which brings in Epico. Kofi tags Truth back in and they do some double-teaming. Epico begs-off which gives him the advantage. Primo tags in and gets 2. Primo prevents the tag to Kofi and tags Epico in. Truth fights back but he is unable to establish offense. Truth finally makes the hot-tag and Kofi goes to work with high-flying action. He hits the Boom Drop and flips off the top but Primo breaks the count. Kofi hits the Trouble in Paradise with an assist from Truth behind the ref's back for the win.
Winners by pin: Kofi & R-Truth
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