|By Kian Terani | December 28, 2012 | Comments|
-Team Rhodes Scholars are in the ring with Wade Barrett as Kofi Kingston makes his entrance. Daniel Bryan comes out to his own music followed by Kane who comes out to his own music.
Team Rhodes Scholars & Wade Barrett vs. Team Hell No & Kofi Kingston
Bryan goes at it with Cody. Kane makes the tag and Cody gets the upper hand and tags in Sandow. The crowd chants, "Cody's Mustache!" Kofi comes in and gets clocked by Sandow who tags Cody who quickly tags Barrett. Kofi builds momentum on Barrett and gets a near-fall. Kofi fights out of enemy territory and all 6 men have a stand-off in the ring as we go to a commercial.
-We're back with Sandow dropping his elbow on Bryan after an assist from Cody. Barrett tags in and lands several vicious knees to Bryan's face in the ropes. Barrett applies a Camel Clutch but Bryan fights up. Barrett whips him into the corner and tags Cody who comes in and stomps on Bryan's head. The crowd chants, "Cody Sucks!" Bryan launches Cody head-first into the top turnbuckle and makes the tag to Kofi who turns it up against Barrett. Kofi hits a crossbody off the top and makes the cover but Sandow and Cody make the save. Kane and Bryan get involved and things breakdown on the outside. Kofi is distracted in the ring by Cody and hits Cody with the Disaster Kick. Barrett grabs Kofi from behind and hits his patented elbow for the pin.
Winners by pin: Team Rhodes Scholars & Wade Barrett
-Josh Mathews and JBL say Santino has in fact pulled his hamstring and will be unable to face Show tonight.
-Show giggles to Booker in the back and says it looks like he gets the night off. Booker says there will be a World Title match tonight. He calls Teddy to come back in with the tumbler. Booker picks a name and tells Show he will find out who it is soon enough.
-Back from a break as Booker and Show argue. Teddy brings in Ricardo Rodriguez. Booker says this is his opponent. Show laughs and puts his belt on Ricardo's shoulder as he makes fun of him. He makes Ricardo announce himself as the champion and then hits him with the KO Punch. Booker yells and tells Show he is going to get in a lot of trouble and that this is ridiculous. Show tells him not to play with his title.
-Zack Ryder makes his entrance followed by Antonio Cesaro
Zack Ryder vs. Antonio Cesaro
They lock up and Cesaro hits an uppercut off the break in the corner. The crowd chants, "USA!" Cesaro slowly takes apart Ryder. Cesaro hits his patented gut-wrench slam but Ryder kicks out. Cesaro slams Ryder and jumps on him with both feet for 2. Cesaro continues to work the abs. Ryder fights back with a face-plant and a missile dropkick. Ryder hits a forearm in the corner but Cesaro avoids the Broski Boot. Cesaro catches him with a European Uppercut to the back of the neck and hits the Gotch-Style Neutralizer for the win.
Winner by pin: Antonio Cesaro
-Josh Mathews sends to the footage from last week of Big E Langston laying Miz out. Miz faces Dolph Ziggler next.
-Miz makes his entrance as we return. Dolph Ziggler comes out with AJ and Big E Langston.
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Miz and Ziggler lock up and Miz takes him down with a headlock. Miz stays in control with armdrags and holds on to the headlock. Ziggler fights out hits shots to Miz' face. Ziggler hits a shoulderblock but Miz plants him on the face. Miz throws Ziggler over the top and he is caught by Langston. Langston never flinches and Ziggler gets back in the ring and takes control of Miz. AJ twirls her hair and stares off in la-la land at Ziggler. We go to break.
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