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Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater (with Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal)
They tie up and Slater backs Ryder into the corner. He goes to punch him, but Ryder moves out of the way.
They go to tie up again, and Slater clubs Ryder on the back. Ryder comes back quickly and hits an arm drag takedown.
Slater fights back and whips Ryder against the ropes, but Ryder reverses and slams Slater to the mat.
Ryder then whips Slater into the corner, and punches him several times from the second rope. Mahal distracts Ryder from the apron, and Slater takes out his feet, sending him to the mat.
Slater then drives his boot into Ryder's back several times. He then chokes Ryder on the ropes, and McIntyre hits him.
Slater then locks in a headlock. After a few moments, Ryder fights out and bounds off the ropes, but Slater connects with a kick. He then delivers several punches to Ryder's head, and locks a headlock back in.
Ryder fights back and slams Slater's head to the mat. Ryder then delivers several punches to Slater's head, followed by a knee from the corner. He then goes up top and hits Slater with a diving drop kick.
Ryder then signals for the Broski Boot, but Slater rolls out of the ring. Ryder jumps over the top rope to land on 3MB, but they move and Ryder lands on his feet. Ryder clotheslines Mahal and then slides back in the ring.
McIntyre sends Slater back in, and Ryder standing dropkicks him into McIntyre. Slater then turns around and gets nailed by the Rough Ryder, followed by the pin for the win.
Winner: Zack Ryder
Back from commercial, and CM Punk's opening promo from Raw is shown.
Then, Paul Heyman on MizTV/ Brock Lesnar's interruption from Raw is shown.
Justin Gabriel vs. Damien Sandow
The two tie up and trade reversals. Sandow slams Gabriel's head to the mat. Sandow kicks Gabriel and the gut, and Gabriel releases a flurry of fast paced moves, ending with a standing dropkick.
Sandow rolls to the outside. Gabriel goes over to the apron, and Sandow pulls him by the feet to the outside onto the ground.
He then kicks Gabriel in the head and chest, and sends him back into the ring. Sandow then punches Gabriel multiple times, followed by several clubs to the back.
Sandow then slams Gabriel to the mat, and then locks in a headlock. Gabriel fights to his feet, but Sandow drop toe holds him into the ropes.
Sandow then headbutts the back of Gabriel's head, followed by his somersaulting leg sweep. He then hits the Elbow of Disdain for a two count.
Back from commercial, and Sandow hits a boot on Gabriel in the corner. Gabriel tries to fight back, but Sandow takes him down and locks in a headlock.
Gabriel tries to run to the ropes, but Sandow grabs his trunks and elbows his back. He then charges Gabriel, but he sends Sandow through the ropes to the outside.
Sandow comes back into the ring, and Gabriel lands several huge kicks to the body and head. Gabriel then bounces off the top rope and hits Sandow with a crossbody for a two count.
Gabriel then bounces off the top rope again, but Sandow rolls out of the way. Sandow charges Gabriel, but Gabriel lands a back body drop and then jumps up top and hits Sandow with a lariat.
Sandow comes back quickly, takes out Gabriel's knee and then hits the Terminus for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, a recap of the Wrestlemania Reading Challenge event from Phoenix during the weekend of Royal Rumble is shown.
Then, John Cena's "calling out" of The Shield from Raw is shown to end the show.
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