|By Marc Middleton | November 26, 2012 | Comments|
Winner: Rey Mysterio
- Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez are backstage when Rosa Mendes walks up. She thanks Del Rio for beating Khali earlier. Del Rio tells her whatever she needs, winks at her and walks off.
- Still to come, Sheamus vs. Cesaro later tonight.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with Dolph Ziggler. Mathews asks about his match with John Cena tonight. Ziggler says he can't wait to see the look on AJ's face when he beats up her boyfriend tonight. Back to commercial.
- Cole and Lawler show us footage of AJ Lee storming into the locker room last week and confronting Dolph Ziggler, leading to Cena and Ziggler brawling. Another recap video with what happened on SmackDown between the two.
Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena
We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler. John Cena is out next. The bell rings and they lock up. They run the ropes and Cena arm drags Ziggler and takes him to the mat. They break and lock up again. Cena applies a headlock and they run the ropes again. Cena counters and hits a hip toss and a headlock takedown. Ziggler turns it around and hits a jawbreaker as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cena is down outside of the ring. During the break, Ziggler whipped him into the steel steps. Ziggler brings it back in the ring now and unloads on Cena with right hands. Ziggler shows off and does sit ups. Cena scrambles and covers Dolph for 2. Ziggler breaks it and clotheslines Cena. Ziggler drops a bunch of elbow drops and shows off some more before missing the final elbow. Cena comes back with shoulders and the backdrop. Dolph blocks the five Knuckle Shuffle and hits a huge flying DDT for a 2 count.
More back and forth. Ziggler applies a sleeper hold. Ziggler keeps it locked and Cena goes down to one knee. Cena fights up and applies the STF. Ziggler breaks it and hits a big dropkick. Ziggler climbs to the top and hits a crossbody but Cena rolls through and goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Ziggler counters and drops Cena for a close 2 count. They trade right hands and kicks now. Ziggler rolls Cena up for 2. Cena ducks a clothesline and slams Ziggler. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but his knee gives out and he goes down. Cena goes to the floor and ringside doctors check on him, playing off the injury from last week. Ziggler takes the cover off the turnbuckle as the referee isn't looking. AJ runs down and stops him. They argue when Vickie comes down. She brings AJ off the apron and they have words now. The referee tries to get Vickie to leave and has his back turned. Dolph swings the briefcase at Cena but he ducks and nails the Attitude Adjustment for the win.
Winner: John Cena
- After the bell, Cena hits the turnbuckles to celebrate and AJ enters the ring. Cena turns around to AJ smiling at him. They meet in the middle of the ring and Cena puts his hand out. She takes it but brings him in for a big kiss. They make out again and we go to replays. Cena and AJ raise their hand and bow to the fans before leaving together.
- Still to come tonight, Punk vs. Kane. We see Sheamus walking backstage. Back to commercial.
Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro
Back from the break and out come Sheamus. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro is out next for this non-title match.
The bell rings and they lock up. Cesaro takes Sheamus down first and they lock up again. Sheamus with a headlock and a big shoulder. Sheamus takes Cesaro to the mat with a headlock. Back and forth action now. Sheamus comes out of the corner and runs over Cesaro. Sheamus with a suplex and a 1 count. They trade shots and Sheamus goes to the apron. He drops Cesaro back over the top rope and comes back in but Cesaro kicks him to the floor. Sheamus pulls Cesaro out to the floor and throws him into the fan barrier. Sheamus gets dropped over the steel steps as we go to commercial.
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