fight up to his feet, and Cesaro slams him into the corner, taking him from turnbuckle to turnbuckle all around the ring. Truth psychs himself up and slams Cesaro head first into the turnbuckle before hitting Cesaro with a couple of rights, and a nice spinning elbow. Truth kicks Cesaro in the stomach before hitting an axe kick. Truth pins Cesaro but can only get a two count. Truth hits Cesaro with a right, but runs into an elbow, only to hit Cesaro with a back heel kick.
Truth tries for a suplex but Cesaro lands on his feet and hits Truth with an uppercut from behind. Cesaro hits the neutralizer, and pins Truth for three.
Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Antonio Cesaro
Matt Striker is in the ring right after the match. Cesaro says unlike America, he's a true international superpower. He's the greatest US Champion in history. Therefore, by booing him, the crowd is booing their own country. Cesaro says that's very appropriate since they have no respect for their country, their fellow citizens, of themselves. Cesaro rattles off something in German or Swiss, then celebrates with his title.
- We get a look at the Tribute to the Troops special that will be airing soon.
Josh Matthews is backstage with Dolph Ziggler. He says Vickie Guerrero through Vince McMahon has endorsed thievery. If Cena wins he gets Ziggler's contract that he already lost earlier, but what does Ziggler get. To make this fair, if Ziggler wins, Cena's career should be over. Maybe the pressure is too much for Cena. Maybe he loses the Rumble, and at Mania as he watches the rise of Dolph Ziggler. He's actually glad he's got this match with Cena. Tonight, everything changes.
The Miz makes his way out to the ring for a special edition of Miz TV. He welcomes the crowd to the show, getting the crowd behind him by name checking the city. Miz says you can take all the subways, transit and railways, but they won't compare to the train wrecks that his guests are, 3MB.
Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre make their way out to the ring to absolutely no reaction from the crowd. They stand on the furniture of Miz's set, playing their air instruments. Miz asks if they're five. He tries to get a question out, but Slater has a question, where does Miz get off calling them a train wreck. Miz asks how they're a band. Mahal says they're a supergroup, 3MB. McIntyre says 3MB is bigger, badder and better than Jay Z. Miz asks really? Everyone responds yes. Slater says the Rolling Stones wish they could rock out with 3MB. Slaters says everyone needs to hear that tomorrow night, at the Slammy awards, 3MB will perform live. Miz congratulates the band on having the official bathroom break of the show.
3MB take a second to make fun of the Spanish announce team, heading out to get in their face. Slater says in this country, we speak American before Mahal slaps the headphones off of one of the announcers and McIntyre shoves the other down. Ricardo Rodriguez heads down to the ring and 3MB is all over him, pulling his hair and yelling in his face. Alberto Del Rio comes down to a big pop, taking out all members of 3MB, hitting McIntyre with a back drop on the apron, and Slater with a spear. The numbers catch up with Del Rio as 3MB gang up on him and take him into the ring.
Miz gets into it, knocking Mahal from the ring. Del Rio sends McIntyre from the ring. Slater has a mic. He says this isn't how this is going to play out. Slater says they should find a partner tonight and take on 3MB. Miz says that's not a problem. They'll find a partner. Miz looks at Ricardo. He says the beating the three will recieve, will be awesome.
Kane is shown backstage. Bryan shows up and says Ryback is about as easy to talk to as Kane. He says he can't stand when someone repeats themselves over and over again. Kane says who cares what Ryback says, what's important is what he does. Kane says he knows what TLC matches are like, bodies will be broken. Kane and Bryan will feed him Rollins, Ambrose and Reins, and they will burn the Shield down. Bryan screams yes repeatedly.
Wade Barrett is backstage with Matt Striker. He says he's beaten Kofi Kingston repeatedly, and Kingston is a cat without nine lives. He's going to be muted tonight by the Barrett barrage.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Wade Barrett
The bell rings and Barrett slams Kofi right down to the mat. Barrett backs Kofi into the corner and hits him with a couple of elbows before trying for a quick cover. Barrett locks on a side head lock. Kofi fights up to his feet and sends Barrett into the ropes, but he eats a shoulderblock from Barrett. Kofi hits a couple of dropkicks that's good for a two count, before kicking Barrett hard in the chest. Kofi hits the ropes and eats a clothesline that sends him to the outside.
Barrett heads to the outside and whips Kofi into the ring, where he pops up and leaps out to wipe out Barrett on the floor. Kofi sends Barrett back into the ring and leaps over him, springboarding into the ring. Barrett hits Kofi with a kick to the shin and takes him down to the mat with a suplex. Barrett blasts Kofi with a big right before hitting him with a big backbreaker that's good for a two count. Barrett buries his knee in Kofi's back and yanks back on his arms.
Kofi fights out of the hold and scores with a couple of kicks, but he runs into a tilt a whirl backbreaker for another two count. Barrett heads up to the second rope to deliver the elbow drop, getting another two count in the process. Barrett sits over top of Kofi and pulls back with a rear chin lock. Kofi fights to his feet and avoids another backbreaker, countering into a Russian leg sweep.
Kingston fights back with a series of chops, dropkicks, and a big clothesline. Kofi hits Barrett with the boom drop. He backs into the corner, but misses the... (Continues on next page)