|By Kian Terani | December 28, 2012 | Comments|
-Big E Langston calmly glares into the ring as we return. Ziggler hits a nice elbow on Miz. Miz creates some space with a suplex and side-steps Ziggler in the corner. Miz mounts a comeback and hits a neckbreaker for 2. Miz hits a DDT for another near-fall. Ziggler ducks a kick to the face but Miz resumes offense and hits a double axe-handle off the top after stopping to take notice of Big E. Miz blows a kiss to AJ who motions for Big E to make a move. Langston gets on the steps and Ziggler hits his finisher on Miz from behind for the win.
Winner by pin: Dolph Ziggler
The trio walks up the ramp as Miz speaks on the mic from his back. He pants in pain and says that no matter which Superstar AJ ends up with on New Year's, the night is going to end with a bang. Ziggler charges the ring and Miz actually gets the better of him. AJ tells Big E Langston to get in the ring and he runs Miz over and nearly breaks him in half. They all stand over Miz as AJ skips around and then locks lips with Ziggler.
-The doctor checks on Ricardo in the back. Ricardo is zoned out. The doc says he will be OK but he can't compete tonight. Brad Maddox comes in and obnoxiously asks for one more chance at a contract. Booker gives him one last chance to get rid of him and says his match is next. Alberto Del Rio runs in to check on Ricardo. Del Rio says when he sees the Big Show he will open him up like a piñata. Show says he will put Del Rio in the match against Show tonight. Del Rio smiles and says this one is for Ricardo.
-Brad Maddox makes his way to the ring and says his New Year's Resolution is to become a WWE Superstar. This guy is sleazier than Joey Ryan. He reminds me so much of Eric Bischoff. Sheamus' music hits and he comes to the ring.
Sheamus vs. Brad Maddox
Maddox applies a headlock but Sheamus throws him off. Maddox regroups and goes again but Sheamus throws him to the mat. Maddox shoves Sheamus and runs but gets the advantage on the way back in. Sheamus regains control and hits his forearms spot. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse and The Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner by pin: Sheamus
-A RAW Rebound is shown.
The Prime Time Players vs. The Uso's
Young and Jimmy go at it. Jey tags in for some double teaming. Young sends Jey into Titus' boot on the apron. Young drops Jey for 2. Jimmy and Jey switch places; Jimmy rolls Young up out of nowhere for the win. Josh and JBL don't acknowledge the switch.
Winners by pin: The Uso's
-Josh sends to another self-shot video from The Shield. They say this will be a year that will go down in history for the scars they left. They say 2013 will be the year The Shield cleanses the WWE of the disease of injustice. They say they have no friends and they answer to nobody.
-Big Show is interviewed by Matt Striker in the back. Show is upset about having to face Del Rio. He says Del Rio is a reject just like the rest of them and he will knock him out and make it a trifecta. We go to commercial.
-Big Show makes his entrance to the ring. Del Rio walks out to cheers.
WWE World Championship: The Big Show (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
Lilian Garcia makes the formal introductions. Del Rio goes right for the knees but Show throws him off. Del Rio is intense and fights Show off in the corner. Show lands a big chop to the chest and Del Rio hits the mat. Del Rio has fire but Show takes him down. Del Rio keeps his focus on Show's legs. Show hits a big chop to the chest and tosses Del Rio to the floor. Show sends Del Rio into the steel steps and yells at the crowd. Show sends Del Rio back in and applies an armbar. Del Rio fights up but Show his a shoulderblock to take him back down. Show steps on Del Rio and walks across him. The crowd is against Show.
Show misses with an elbow on the mat and Del Rio hits a series of kicks to the face. Del Rio hits one more kick to the head but Show kicks out. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker but Show tosses Del Rio to the floor. Show shakes his arm in pain and walks up the ramp. Sheamus runs out and trades shots with Show as the bell rings. Show hits a kick to Sheamus and continues up the ramp. The entire locker room runs out and attacks Show and sends him back in the ring. Del Rio and Sheamus stalk him. Del Rio hits an Enzuigiri to the head and Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick. Sheamus and Del Rio stand over Show as we go off the air.
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