dropkicks. Superman punch, followed by the Boom Drop. Trouble in Paradise misses, Cross Arm Breaker countered into the SOS for a near fall. Kofi stops a corner charge, but misses the corss body. Del Rio goes for the kill, but Orton's music hits. Del Rio looks around, no Orton to be found, and Kofi rolls him up for the three! Orton in with the RKO from behind shortly after, sending a message to Del Rio for their Falls Count Anywhere match tomorrow night on Smackdown.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
- Recap of Maddox's explanation and demands for a contract and match with Ryback, followed by Vince McMahon's challenge to Maddox.
Team CoBro v. Primo & Epico w/Rosa Mendes
Santino and Primo start it out, exchanging arm wringers and wrist locks. Santino turns it into a headlock and a takeover. Primo with a right, but Santino counters the whip with some power walking. Ryder gets tagged in with a sunset flip for a two count. Flapjack gets another Ryder near fall. Primo counters, and tags in Epico, who lays the boots to Zack, then Primo tags in and hits a senton for a two count. Zack with an inside cradle, but the ref's distracted and misses the count. Epico tags in and nails Zack with a dropkick for two. Primo tags in with a snapmare and kick for two. Primo locks in a chin lock, Zack counters out with a neckbreaker. Epico and Santino in, Santino hits his punch-arm drag-heabutt combo, but Primo breaks it up. Ryder takes Primo out with the Rough Ryder, hits double knees on Epico, who falls victim to the...COBRA!!!...for three.
Winners: Team CoBro
Wade Barrett v. Brodus Clay
Safe to say the Funkateers are outnumbered in Birmingham. Brodus with knees and punches to the midsection, followed by the T-Bone suplex and legdrop for a two count. Barrett counters out of nowhere with the Winds of Change and lays in the right hands. Barrett drops Clay on the apron and hit some knees. Barrett brings him back in for a front chancery, but Brodus comes back with a clothesline, headbutt, splash, but misses the second splash, and Barrett nails the Souvenir Elbow for the emphatic three.
Winner: Wade Barrett
- Jerry Lawler returns 2 months following his near-fatal heart attack
Heath Slater w/Jinder Mahal v. Jey Uso w/Jimmy Uso
Jey with a slap to Slater, followed by a body slam and a knee drop. Knockdown, then some punches in the corner. Slater counters with a boot, clothesline, then locks in a rear chinlock. He pulls Jey's hair for a takedown. Slater reverses a whip to the corner for a near fall, and back to the chinlock. Jey fights out, but Slater hits a stiff kick for another near fall. Slater crimps Jey's neck in the headlock. Jey counters out, nails a kick, then a big savate kick. Slater gets the knees up on the Superfly Splash and hits an Impaler DDT called the "Smash Hit" for the three count.
Winner: Heath Slater
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- Main Event Tag Team Action is up...NEXT!!!
WWE Champion CM Punk & Dolph Ziggler v. John Cena & Ryback
Punk and Cena renew their rivalry as they start off. Cena and Punk exchange holds, headlocks, and Cena comes out with a shoulder block. Punk tags to Ziggler, who gets arm dragged by Cena. Front headlock by Cena countered into right hands by Ziggler, but Cena comes back with the bulldog. Ziggler tags to Punk, who gets suplexed by Cena, but comes back with a calf kick and lays the boots to Cena. Ziggler in with a MULTITUDE of elbows followed by a big elbow for a two count, Ziggler with a dropkick, and tags in Punk, who hits the running knee to Cena.. High knees lead into the GTS, but Cena slips out, only to get dropped with a roundhouse for two. Front headlock by Punk. Cena counters with the AA. Ziggler tags in and stops the tag from Cena to Ryback. Cena reverses a whip into an elbow on Ziggler. Ziggler stops Cena's tag again with the Famouser for a near fall. Punk tags in, hits a kick for a two count, then figure-fours Cena's head. John powers up into an electric chair. Punk stops Cena with a shoulder into the corner. Ziggler tags in, and hits a kick to Cena's head. Standing dropkick by Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler up top and misses the missile dropkick. RYBACK'S LOOSE! Clotheslines, knockdowns, and a press slam to Ziggler on top of Punk. Meathook clothesline to Punk, Shellshock, and Ryback gets three!
Winners: John Cena & Ryback
- Cena and Ryback have a stare down following the match. Cena looks on warily as Ryback bares a toothy, hungry grin and leads the chant of "FEED! ME! MORE!" Methinks Punk's not the only course on Ryback's menu now...
- End Show.
Credit: Ken Hill