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Ryback with a Thesz Press before slamming Cesaro's head into the mat several times. Ryback tosses Cesaro into the corner but misses a clothesline. Cesaro clotheslines Ryback in the back of the head as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Ryback runs over Cesaro. Ryback with a big slam and the crowd pops. Cesaro goes back to the floor and starts leaving. Ryback stops him and beats him back towards the ring. Ryback brings it in but Cesaro drops him over the top rope and then knocks him to the floor. Cesaro rams Ryback into the ring post and then the steel steps. Cesaro comes back in the ring as the referee counts. Ryback makes it back in at 9 but Cesaro unloads in the corner. Cesaro with a nice knee drop from the corner and a 2 count. Ryback counters with a knee to the gut and a clothesline. Ryback with a big back drop and the Meathook clothesline. Cesaro rolls back to the floor and tries to leave through the crowd but Ryback rolls him back in. Cesaro meets him with a boot to the face. He misses the next one and Ryback powerbombs him. Ryback with another Meathook and Shell Shocked for the non-title win.
- We get a look back at last week where Royal Rumble winner John Cena announced he will face the WWE Champion at WrestleMania before being attacked by The Shield. They show Ryback and Sheamus also getting beat down by The Shield. Up next, we will get an in-depth look at The Shield. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see Chili of TLC fame sitting at ringside.
- We get a WWE App video from Rey Mysterio talking about CM Punk. They are really pushing the WWE App tonight.
- Cole talks about The Shield and leads us into a video package looking at what Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have done since debuting at Survivor Series.
- John Cena is shown backstage and is met with a mixed reaction. Vickie Guerrero says she heard Cena is going to the ring to call out The Shield. Vickie asks if he has a death wish. Cena mentions WrestleMania but thinks The Shield needs to be stopped first. Cena says they need to be stopped tonight and walks off.
- Cole talks about the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame and leads us into the video package for Trish Stratus. Cole teases Bruno's announcement for later.
- More hype for the WWE App and Punk's opponent. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a WWE App video from Chris Jericho, also talking about CM Punk. Jericho wants to know who the best in the world is and tells the fans to make it happen.
Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger
We go to the ring and out comes Santino Marella. Booker T is out on commentary. Out next comes Jack Swagger in his return to RAW.
Swagger dominates early but Santino tries to make a comeback. Swagger hits him with a knee to the gut and a Swagger Bomb out of the corner. Swagger with the ankle lock for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger
- After the match, Swagger goes to the announce table and asks Booker if he's impressed yet. Swagger wants a spot in the Elimination Chamber.
- Even more hype for the WWE App. Voting is now open for CM Punk's opponent. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole says too many people are trying to vote at once so there's a problem with the WWE App. They are extending the voting and opening it at WWE.com.
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