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- CM Punk interrupts Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero backstage. Punk is upset about Kane trying to attack him. Vickie says Punk disrespected the memory of Paul Bearer and may God have mercy on his soul at WrestleMania. Vickie announces Kane vs. Punk in a No DQ match for tonight. Punk storms off upset.
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we see Paul Bearer's WWE debut back in 1991. It appears WWE will be looking back at Bearer's career tonight. Cole asks fans to Tout with the hashtag #PaulBearer. Dolph Ziggler is out with Big E Langston and AJ Lee now. Bryan and Ziggler lock up, going back and forth to start the match.
Ziggler makes a comeback and dropkicks Bryan for a 2 count. Bryan turns it around and gets a close 2 count right in front of AJ. Bryan works on Ziggler's arm now. Ziggler kicks Bryan in the face but gets dumped over the top and out to the floor. Big E gets on the apron and distracts Bryan and the referee, stopping Bryan from leaping out onto Ziggler. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler is doing a headstand chinlock on Bryan. Bryan blocks a dropkick and catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckle. Bryan with kicks now. Bryan with a counter and a big clothesline. Bryan runs into a big boot. Bryan blocks the sleeper hold and rolls Ziggler up for a close 2 count. Bryan with kicks to the chest now. Bryan with another pin attempt. Bryan goes up top but Ziggler cuts him off. Ziggler climbs up for a superplex but Bryan stops him. Bryan goes for a German from the top but Ziggler counters in mid-air and turns it into a crossbody for a close 2 count. Ziggler hits Zig Zag but Bryan kicks out. Bryan goes for the No Lock and AJ jumps on the apron to distract the referee. Langston puts Ziggler's leg on the bottom rope to break the hold. Bryan goes after Big E but Ziggler rolls him up for 2. Bryan applies the No Lock but it's broken. Ziggler hits another Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, AJ and Ziggler make out in the ring. AJ looks at Big E and Big E drops Bryan with his finisher.
- Still to come tonight, Lesnar and Heyman will address Triple H's challenge. Back to commercial.
Tensai vs. Fandango
Back from the break and out comes Cameron, Naomi, Tensai and Brodus Clay. Justin Roberts announces Fandango as Tensai's opponent but he doesn't appear. Tensai takes the mic and tells Fandango to get out here now. Fandango's music hits and out first comes his dancer. Fandango joins her and takes a mic. He says Tensai mispronounced his name and on top of that, Tensai is a disgrace to the world of dance. Fandango says Tensai and Clay are an abomination. Fandango says he will come to the ring when they get his name right. Fandango wants Naomi to say his name. Fandango says Naomi is the only one with real talent and rhythm. He says she's better than all this. Tensai interrupts but Fandango cuts him off. Fandango says Tensai just cost everyone a chance to see him wrestle a match. Fandango and his dancer dance to the back to end the segment.
- Cole leads us to a trailer for GI Joe 2 with The Rock.
- After commercial is The New Age Outlaws vs. Rhodes Scholars. Back to commercial.
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