John Cena vs. Wade Barrett
If Barrett wins, Cena must join Nexus. If Cena wins, Nexus must break up.
Cena showed his ‘legendary’ skills early and dominated the opening portion of he match with some amateur wrestling moves and followed up with a back body drop and a dropkick. Cena continued to dominate until Nexus came to ringside and provided a distraction. Barrett knocked Cena out of the ring and then scolded Nexus, who stayed at ringside but didn’t touch Cena.
Barrett continued to dominate Cena, garnering several two counts. There were dueling “Let’s Go Nexus” / “Let’s Go Cena” chants, but overall Cena has gotten a better response then he normally does on PPV shows.
Cena was finally able to gain control and signaled for the five knuckle shuffle. Cena hit it as the Nexus surrounded the show. A whole slew of stars hit the ring including the Big Show, Mark Henry, R-Truth and a host of others. They beat down Nexus outside of the ring as Cena watched and smiled. The superstars left the ring and Cena turned his attention back to Barrett.
Cena dropped Barrett and went for the STF, but Barrett wiggled out and dropped Cena to the mat. Barrett went for his slam but Cena reversed into a side suplex and got a two count. Cena went for the AA, but Barrett got out and planted Cena with a suplex and got a two count. Barrett was able to hit a sidewalk slam for another two count. Matt Striker noted that the “Let’s Go Cena” chants were coming from the kids and the girls in the crowd, while the guys were chanting for Barrett which may be the first time they’ve acknowledged that on TV.
Barrett came off the second rope with an elbow and missed. Cena slowly climbed to the top but was met by Barrett, who tried to suplex Cena off the top. Cena powered out and headbutted Barrett off the ropes and came off with a flying legdrop for another two count! Cena went for the AA, but Barrett countered with “Wasteland” but only got two! Cena then quickly got to his feet and hit the AA out of nowhere, but Barrett kicked out at two!
After a few moments, Cena then applied the STF. A plant hit the ring and then someone hit Cena in the head with a foreign object (I think it was Husky Harris). Barrett covered Cena and got the three count! The panned to a bunch of fans at ringside who were shocked.
Winner via pinfall: Wade Barrett
After the match, the rest of the Nexus members hit the ring and held Barrett on their shoulders.