|By Marc Middleton | March 12, 2013 | Comments|
Cody comes back in and keeps the assault going on Orton. Cody goes to the top rope but Orton knocks him down. Orton climbs up and hits a superplex. Sheamus tags in and runs over Sandow. Sheamus with a big thrust in the corner and a high knee. Sheamus with a series of forearm shots on the apron. Sheamus hits more offense and then White Noise. Sheamus readies for a Brogue Kick but Cody interrupts. Orton drops Cody with a RKO. Sheamus hits the Brogue on Sandow for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Randy Orton
- Up next will be Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel segment. Also still to come, Punk vs. Kane. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see footage from the WWE App. During commercial, The Shield attacked Orton and Sheamus, beating them down bad on the stage.
- We see some Tout videos of fans talking about Paul Bearer.
- Chris Jericho comes to the ring where everything is set up for another episode of The Highlight Reel. Jericho shows us a clip of The Miz in The Marine 3. Jericho brings out his guest - The Miz.
Jericho gives Miz props for first-day sales of The Marine 3 but out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett. Barrett says Miz isn't a real actor like him. Barrett brags about how Dead Man Down did on opening weekend and shows us a clip from that movie. Miz does a decent impression of Barrett. Barrett says he turned down several movie scripts this past week because he's too busy being Wade Barrett, the WWE Intercontinental Champion. Miz points out Barrett hasn't won a match in weeks. Miz says it's a matter of time before Barrett loses his title. Jericho chimes in and Barrett tells him to shut up. Jericho and Barrett have a staredown. Jericho says he helped bring Barrett into WWE and helped him win the first NXT. Jericho gives Barrett props but points out he's a 9-time Intercontinental Champion. Jericho wonders if he should make it 10. Brad Maddox comes out and tells them to stop. He doesn't want them acting like that on his show. Maddox says next week, Barrett will defend against the winner of tonight's Jericho vs. Miz match. Rough promo by Maddox. We go back to commercial.
#1 Contenders Match: The Miz vs Chris Jericho
Back from the break and the match is already in progress. Barrett has joined Cole and Lawler on commentary. Back and forth match. Jericho comes off the top with a big right hand but Miz counters with a 2 count. Jericho with chops now. Miz hits a backbreaker but Jericho counters with a kick to the gut and a bulldog. Miz blocks the Lionsault. Jericho blocks a clothesline and goes for the Walls of Jericho. Miz breaks it and takes out Jericho's knees. Miz goes for the Figure Four but Jericho counters. Another Walls attempt. Miz with a roll-up for 2. Jericho goes for the Walls again and gets it locked. Miz makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Miz rolls to the floor to regroup but Jericho follows. Jericho accidentally tosses Miz into Barrett. Jericho brings Miz back over to the ring but Barrett attacks for the DQ. Barrett brings Jericho in the ring but Miz hits a big punch. Jericho kicks Barrett back into the announcers table. Miz and Jericho bring Barrett in the ring. Miz nails Skull Crushing Finale and Jericho hits a Codebreaker. Jericho's music hits as the challengers taunt Barrett.
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