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- Matt Striker was tonight's ring announcer and introduced Raw General Manager AJ Lee. AJ told the crowd that she didn't want to break the bad news, but John Cena will not be here in Jonesboro tonight to face CM Punk due to his elbow injury. CM Punk interrupted her and stated he already knows who he will face at Hell In A Cell (hinting it will be Cena), and since Cena isn't here, he might as well just win the match by forfeit to retain his WWE Championship and leave Jonesboro to go back home to Chicago. AJ responded and told Punk that either he faces Ryback for the WWE Title tonight or he will be stripped of the title. An infuriated Punk left the ring. AJ then offered the fans a full refund for Cena not being here tonight up until the second match.
- WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No defeated The Prime Time Players after Kane chokeslammed Darren Young and Bryan applied the "NO! Lock" on Young for the win. Kane and Bryan both argued before and after the match by saying "I'm the Tag Team Champions"! Lots of "YES!" and "NO!" chants throughout the match for Kane and Bryan.
- Santino cut a promo on the video screen proclaiming he will win the Intercontinental Title from The Miz tonight.
- WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz defeated Santino Marella with the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz attacked Santino after the match, but Kofi Kingston hit the ring to make the save. Santino eventually hit Miz with a Cobra followed by a Trouble in Paradise from Kofi.
- Matt Striker announced that Sheamus vs Big Show for the World Title will be a "Fans Choice Match" and fans get to choose the stipulation via text of either a 2 out of 3 Falls Match or a Last Man Standing Match.
- Layla defeated Kaitlyn with the Lay Out.
- Brodus Clay (w/ The Funkadactyls) & Sin Cara defeated Team Rhodes Scholars when Sin Cara pinned Sandow after a Swanton Bomb.
- Justin Gabriel defeated Jinder Mahal with the 450 Splash.
- Matt Striker announced the votes are in and it will be Sheamus vs Big Show in a Last Man Standing Match for the World Title!
- World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Big Show in a Last Man Standing Match when Show couldn't answer the 10 count after Sheamus hit him with a Brogue Kick.
- Ryback defeated WWE Champion CM Punk via DQ when Punk escaped the Shell Shocked and gave Ryback a low blow. Punk got on the mic and claimed hes the "Best in the World," but Ryback Shell Shocked him to send the crowd home happy. Lots of "Feed Me More" chants.
The CSU Convocation Center was almost full with a very hot crowd throughout the night since WWE hasn't been here since 2008.
Kane & Bryan
CM Punk (he got some cheers)
Brodus & Sin Cara
Prime Time Players
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