|By Marc Middleton | September 10, 2012 | Comments|
- Back from the break and Heath Slater is in the ring talking about Zack Ryder. Slater wants his rematch. Ryder appears on the big screen and introduces Slater's opponent.
Ryback vs. Heath Slater
Ryback makes his way out to the ring as Slater looks on.
The bell rings and Ryback sends Slater out to the floor. Slater comes back in and gets shoved to the mat. Slater with a right hand but Ryback responds with a bigger right hand. Slater fights back and tries for a weak pin attempt. Slater with kicks that just upset Ryback. Another pin attempt by Slater. Slater talks trash and Ryback runs over him with a clothesline. Ryback hits the front slam and then the powerbomb before Shellshocked for the win.
- AJ has called Darren Young and Titus O'Neil into her office. She says there's been a mistake - they aren't the #1 contenders to the tag team titles. AJ says they haven't beaten every team but they will get a chance to tonight. The new team is Kane and Daniel Bryan. Back to commercial.
Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Titus O'Neil and Darren Young
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan. Kane is out next followed by their opponents, Titus O'Neil and Darren Young.
Kane and Bryan argue to start the match but Kane starts off with Titus. Titus goes in but Kane clotheslines him and takes it to the corner. Kane tags in Bryan. Bryan with kicks to Titus in the corner. Bryan ducks a clothesline and goes for a roll up but it's blocked. Young tags himself in and drops Bryan for two pin attempts in a row. Titus tags back in and they double team Bryan for another pin attempt. Titus scoop slams Bryan and works him over some more.
They keep Bryan in their corner with more double teaming and 2 counts. Titus tags in and suplexes Young onto Bryan. Titus taunts Kane and chokes Bryan on the ropes. Bryan fights back with kicks and an uppercut. Titus cuts him off with a backbreaker for a 2 count. Titus yells at Bryan to get up but stomps away some more. Titus with a headlock now. Young comes back in and goes at it with Bryan. Bryan tries for a comeback but Young takes him back to the mat with a headlock. Young with a knee drop and another headlock. Bryan finally fights out with kicks and suplexes Young.
Bryan goes to the top for a headbutt but misses. Young takes Bryan back to the mat. Something has been going on at ringside. Jerry Lawler is no longer on commentary and the fans were distracted for several minutes. Cole was also quiet for a minute or two. The match goes on and Kane ends up chokeslamming Bryan on top of Young for the win.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: Kane and Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio vs. Tyson Kidd
Back from the break and Tyson Kidd and Alberto Del Rio is up next. Ricardo Rodriguez watches from ringside and he's still wearing the neck brace. They go back and forth for several minutes and Del Rio gets the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- After the match, Del Rio cuts a promo on Night of Champions.
- We go ringside to a concerned Michael Cole. Cole confirms that Jerry Lawler passed out at ringside several minutes ago and is receiving medal attention backstage. Cole says they are performing CPR backstage as we speak and there will be an update later. Cole is very shaken up as we go back to commercial.
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