Cody is no longer sporting his mustache. They lock up and go at it. Cody with offense in the corner to start. Sandow turns it around and fires back. Cody drops him with a right hand. Cody with a big back drop and a front suplex for a 2 count. Cody ends up on the floor and Sandow rams him back into the apron. Sandow brings it in and works Cody over. Sandow with a suplex for a 2 count. Cody fights back and goes for Cross Rhodes but it's countered. Sandow with knees to the face. Sandow with the side Russian leg sweep. He goes for the Elbow of Disdain and nails it for a 2 count.
Sandow with a nice submission but Cody breaks it. Sandow goes right back to work and rubs Cody's face into the mat. Sandow goes to the top but Cody cuts him off. Cody with headbutts. Cody nails a musclebuster and covers for a 2 count. They end up on the apron and Cody hits an elbow to the head. Cody springboards in with a missile dropkick. Sandow ducks a Disaster Kick and drops Cody into the second rope. Sandow with a swinging neckbreaker for a 2 count. Cody with a roll up for 2. Cody nails the Disaster Kick but Sandow kicks out at 2. Sandow moves and Cody runs into the ring post. Sandow with a roll up for 2. More back and forth. Cody nails Cross Rhodes for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
- After the match, Cody celebrates as Sandow crawls to and clutches his briefcase. We go to replays.
- We get a look back at Christian's career.
We go to the ring and out first comes Christian to a nice reaction. Out next comes World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio.
Lilian Garcia does official ring introductions but Del Rio cuts her off before his. Del Rio insists he be introduced in Spanish and there's a pop from the crowd. They lock up and Del Rio takes it to the corner before backing off. Del Rio with a big right hand as he beats Christian to the mat. Del Rio with a headlock now. Christian fights out but Del Rio drops him with a shoulder. Christian fights out and sends Del Rio out to the floor. Christian charges with a baseball slide but Del Rio moves and runs back in the ring. Christian comes back in and drops Del Rio over the ropes. More back and forth. Christian cuts Del Rio off on the top and climbs up. Del Rio turns it around and runs up with a huge kick to the side of the head. Christian hangs upside down in the corner and Del Rio starts kicking.
They go back to the floor and Del Rio sends Christian shoulder first into the barrier. Del Rio with a 2 count now. Christian fights to his feet but Del Rio takes him back down. Del Rio focuses on the arm and shoulder now. They go back in the ring and Del Rio stomps Christian's shoulder from the second rope. Del Rio with a 2 count. Del Rio with a dropkick to the shoulder. Christian ends up pulling the rope and Del Rio lands out on the floor. Christian leaps out and crashes into Del Rio. They come back in and trade shots. Del Rio drops Christian and stomps on the arm some more. Del Rio takes his time and taunts Christian. He comes off the second rope but Christian gets his boot up. Christian looks for a comeback and nails a right hand. Christian with a missile dropkick from the corner. Christian climbs Del Rio in the counter and nails a bunch of right hands. Del Rio misses an enziguri and Christian nails a crossbody for 2.
More back and forth. Del Rio blocks Killswitch and eventually nails a Backstabber for a close 2 count. Del Rio is frustrated now. Christian pulls him in for a quick roll up and a 2 count. Del Rio nails an enziguri and covers for 2. Christian with a flying elbow. Del Rio blocks Killswitch again and rams Christian into the corner with shoulder thrusts. Del Rio takes Christian to the top. Christian tries to powerbomb Del Rio out of the corner but Del Rio drops him with a punch to the face. Christian ends up nailing a super hurricanrana from the top for a 2 count. Christian goes for a spear but Del Rio dropkicks him in the face for a close 2 count. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker but it's blocked. Christian with the big right hand from the floor. He comes back in but Del Rio super kicks him for a 2 count. Fans chant "this is awesome" as Del Rio readies for another kick. Christian ducks and rolls Del Rio up for 2. Christian nails a spear but his shoulder is hurting him. Del Rio applies the cross armbreaker. Christian tries to fight out but Del Rio tightens it and Christian taps out.
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