Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel
They lock up and shove each other around the ring. Kofi locks in a side headlock and takes Axel to the mat. He keeps Axel's head locked in. Axel gets to his feet. They circle each other, and Kofi locks in a waist lock. Axel fights out via strikes. He whips Kofi. Kofi comes back with a back elbow. Kofi lands kicks to the body. He kicks Axel in the head for a two count. Axel comes back with a clothesline out of the corner. He weaves Kofi in the ropes and strikes his face. Axel kicks Kofi in the stomach. He power whips Kofi into a corner. Kofi lands a Big Elbow to the face. He locks in Kofi's arm. Kofi fights out with strikes to the head. He dropkicks Axel against the ropes and clotheslines him outside. He goes for a diving kick through the ropes, but Axel moves.
He tries to whip Kofi into the apron, but Kofi leaps into the ring and takes out Axel with a dive. He tosses Axel back inside and gets a two count. Kofi kicks Axel in the mid section. Kofi goes to the apron to try and kick Axel, but Axel counters with an elbow to the head as things go to commercial. Back from commercial and Axel has Kofi's arm locked in on the mat. Kofi gets to his feet and hits shots to the head. He tries to mount some offense, but Axel lands a Suplex. He sits on Kofi's back and hits him in the head. Axel clubs him in the back and hits a dropkick. He drops a knee on the back of Kofi's head. Axel hits a backbreaker for a two count.
Axel locks Kofi's head back in. Kofi fights out with strikes to the gut. He goes up top, and Axel pulls him off. Axel knees Kofi in the head, and follows up with an elbow to the same spot. He steps on Kofi's chest, and then locks his head back in. Kofi escapes and hits a springboard missile dropkick. Kofi hits a pair of chest shots, a dropkick, and a leaping clothesline. He hits Axel with the Boom Drop and signals for Trouble in Paradise. Axel ducks and kicks Kofi in the mid section. He whips Kofi into the corner, and Kofi jumps up top, leaps off, and hits a cross body. Axel kicks out of the pin attempt and sets Kofi up top. He strikes Kofi off to the outside.
Axel follows, and picks Kofi up. Kofi shoves him against the post and goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Axel moves and Kofi's leg hits the post. Axel sends Kofi back inside, and Kofi rolls Axel up for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Kofi backdrops Axel to the outside. Ryback's music hits, and he comes down to ringside. Kofi prepares for a fight as Ryback walks around the ring, and then walks back up the ramp and leaves.
Next, the WWE.com weekly interview between Triple H and Michael Cole is shown. Cole talks about what Orton did. Triple H basically says that it was an ugly incident, and that an investigation will be conducted and it will be taken care of internally.
Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow
Sandow kicks Cara and clubs him in the back. He sends Cara into the corner and kicks him repeatedly. Cara comes back with a hurricanrana. He kicks Sandow out of the ring and leaps out, taking him out with a crossbody. Cara sends Sandow back inside. He charges Sandow. Sandow picks him up and drops him on the top turnbuckle. He drives his shoulder into Cara's gut in the corner. Sandow lands his somersault Russian leg sweep, followed by the elbow of disdain. Sandow locks Cara's head in from behind. Cara gets out and drop toe holds Sandow into the center turnbuckle. He clotheslines Sandow and hits a springboard crossbody. Cara lands another hurricanrana. He hits Cara with a chop to the chest and a back elbow. Ryback's music hits and he walks back out to the ring. Ryback circles the ring as Cara goes for his senton bomb. Sandow dodges. He hits Cara with the full nelson slam for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Sandow stares at Ryback before celebrating as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and the WWE Network announcement is recapped again.
Then, Brad Maddox is walking backstage. 3MB approaches him and thanks him for giving them a handicap match later. They talk about their debut album and the New Year. Maddox asks if they ever stop talking. Maddox says that no one likes them, and the only reason they're in a handicap match is so that everyone else can get a few seconds of quiet. 3MB leaves angrily.
Then, things head back out to the ring and Wade Barrett rises up on his Bad News Barrett podium. He says that there will be no shocks and surprises at the Royal Rumble this year because as soon as he enters the ring there will be a mass exodus. He insults the crowd and compares them to zoo animals. Then, he thanks them for leaving the barn for the day to come out and see them.
Ryback's music hits and he walks down to the ring. He circles it and yells Ryback Rules at people in the crowd before walking back up the ramp as 3MB come out.
3MB vs. Prime Time Players
Young and McIntyre start off. Young hits a shot to the head. Mahal tags in briefly, and then Slater tags in. He clubs Young in the back and stomps him on the mat. McIntyre tags back in and hits Young in the back. He kicks Young's stomach in the corner and hits him with a vertical Suplex. McIntyre locks in Young's arm. He whips Young into the corner and charges. Young put his boot up, but McIntyre comes back quickly with a dropkick. He goes for the pin and Young kicks out. McIntyre argues with the ref, and Young rolls him up for the win.
Winners: Prime Time Players
Slater takes up the mic and says it's not fair. He calls Maddox out and asks him to restart the match. Maddox says he won't restart the match, but he will even up the odds. He says that they will now have a six-man tag team match, and Los Matadores come out.
3MB vs. Los Matadores and El Torito
McIntyre and Fernando start off. Matador lands a hurricanrana and a monkey flip. Diego tags in and hits McIntyre with a big chop. He gets a quick pin attempt, and hits McIntyre with another chop. McIntyre comes back with a huge shot to the gut. Mahal tags in, and he and McIntyre double team Diego. Slater tags in and hits rights to Diego's head. Slater hits a heel kick, and Mahal tags in. He locks in Diego's head from behind. Mahal knocks Fernando off the apron. Torito tags in and lands a hurricanrana. He hits Mahal with a springboard headbutt, and then head scissors his head into the mat. Torito goes up top, and McIntyre tries to knock him off. One of the Matadores hits McIntyre off the apron. Slater tries to attack the Matador that attacked McIntyre , and he gets taken out as well. Torito tags in one of the Matadores, and they hit their double team finisher on Mahal for the win.
Winners: Los Matadores and El Torito
Ryback's music hits and he comes down to the ring. Ryback circles again as the Matadores stare at him to end the show.
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