- Josh Mathews is backstage with Randy Orton. Orton talks about winning Money in the Bank and says if Cena retains on Sunday but is in a bad state like he just was, Orton won't hesitate to cash in and take the WWE Title.
- Back from the break and The Miz is now on commentary.
Heyman comes out wearing glasses because of the black eye he got from Alberto Del Rio on SmackDown. Heyman takes his glasses off to reveal a nasty shiner. Heyman isn't here as a martyr for CM Punk, he's here to bask in perfection tonight. Heyman introduces Axel. Axel cuts a promo about Jericho and heads for the ring. The bell rings and they go at it. Axel drops Jericho first. Jericho comes back with clotheslines and sends Jericho out of the ring. Jericho dropkicks Axel through the ropes and works him over on the barrier. Jericho with a chop. He brings Axel back in the ring. Axel cuts him off coming in. Axel takes back control and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and they're going at it while Heyman screams at ringside. Lots of back and forth. Jericho goes for Walls of Jericho but Axel counters. Jericho with a nice suplex for a 2 count. Axel with a big shot to the back of the head for a 2 count. Jericho hits a big crossbody from the top but Axel kicks out at 2. Axel counters Lionsault with his knees. Axel with the swinging neckbreaker for 2. More back and forth. Jericho hits a Lionsault but Axel kicks out at 2. Axel blocks a Codebreaker and drops Jericho on the ropes. Axel with a Perfectplex for another close 2 count. Axel with right hands to the back of the head now. Axel shows frustration. Jericho blocks a neckbreaker and goes for Walls of Jericho, locking it in. Axel makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Jericho knocks him off the apron and Axel hits his face on the announce table. The Miz laughs at Axel. They have words and The Miz gets ready to fight. Axel goes back into the ring but catches a Codebreaker for the win. This is Axel's first loss since returning with the name change.
Winner: Chris Jericho
- Still to come - Punk vs. Orton and Christian vs. Kane. Back to commercial.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. He asks about the Money in the Bank match and their friendship. Sandow tries to speak for Cody when Zeb Colter walks up with Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger. Wade Barrett appears and makes his case for winning on Sunday. Fandango appears to a big pop and goes to say his name but Barrett levels him with a big forearm to the head. Barrett walks off. Cesaro and Swagger come face to face with Rhodes and Sandow.
- We get another video of the WWE.com reporter at The Wyatt Family house. Luke leads him into a room and tells him not to stray. Luke leads the reporter to a room where Bray Wyatt is. We go to commercial.
Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio
Back from the break and out comes Sin Cara. World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio is out next for this non-title match.
Back and forth to start the match. Cara with some high flying moves. Del Rio turns it around with shoulder thrusts in the ring. Del Rio charges and misses. Cara with a big hurricanrana. Cara goes to the top but Del Rio kicks him in the back of the head. Cara falls to the mat and Del Rio covers for 2. More back and forth. Another big kick by Del Rio but Cara keeps kicking out. Dolph Ziggler's music hits and out he comes to the stage. Cara rolls up a distracted Del Rio but he blocks it and drops Cara. Ziggler walks to the ring and says he feels bad about what he did to Ricardo Rodriguez. Ziggler mocks Ricardo and does his own introduction for Del Rio. The match is still going on as Ziggler insults Del Rio. Del Rio with a big superkick to Cara. Del Rio runs out of the ring and starts brawling with Ziggler. Cara comes leaping off the top and takes out Del Rio on the floor. Ziggler runs off and taunts Del Rio from the ramp.
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