Show with the goozle and Chokeslam, which only gets two! Show upset with the ref. Headbutt to Sheamus, but the Irishman comes back, then Show drops the (Yule) HOG LOG for a near fall! Haven't seen that in a while. Show picks up Sheamus, cinches in a bear hug. Sheamus fights out with some stiff forearms, ducks the clothesline, and takes Show off his feet! Shoulders to the gut, but Show with a giant clothesline for another near fall. GIANT ELBOW gets yet another near fall, and Show is beside himself. He goes for the Vader Bomb, but Sheamus rolls out. Sheamus with a HUGE White Noise, which get a close near fall! Show catches the Brogue Kick, and Sheamus is tossed to the outside and another lumberjack brawl ensues. Sheamus rolled back in, Show preps the KO Punch, Sheamus ducks, BROGUE KICK! THREE COUNT!
-The heel lumberjacks ambush Sheamus post-match, but he and the face lumberjacks clear the ring and celebrate.
-We recap MizTV on "Tribute to the Troops" with Kermit and Miss Piggy. Miz pressures Kermit to admit his feeling to Miss Piggy, Piggy and Miz grill Kermit to marry her, Sandow "saves" us from any more of this "porcine provocateur", and Miz defends Piggy's honor by laying out Sandow. Yes, that all happened, and it was HILARIOUS!
-Later tonight, Alberto Del Rio...John Cena...Miracle on 34th Street Fight!
-We're back with "Mr. Harvard" himself David Otunga in the ring. He feels only he is qualified to pass judgment on the Santa Claus-Del Rio situation. He feels Del Rio is the victim, and Santa is a "jolly geriatric." Zack Ryder out now to stop all that noise with a "WOO WOO WOO!"
Zack Ryder v. David Otunga
Zack fires up early with clotheslines, but Otunga with a knock down and some big clotheslines in the corner, followed by a slam for two. Zack fights out of a chinlock, but takes a back elbow to the face. Otunga with a trifecta of short arm clotheslines to Zack for a near fall. Zack surprises with a roll-up for two, but Otunga with a big shoulder tackle for a near fall. Otunga cinches in a rear chin lock. Crowd behind Ryder. Otunga with clubbing blows, but Zack counters with a facebuster. Double knees by Ryder, then a missle-toe drop kick. Forearm in the corner, then BROSKI BOOT gets a near fall. Rough Ryder countered, Otunga misses the corner charge, ROUGH RYDER! Three count!
Winner: Zack Ryder
-Booker and Teddy laugh at Otunga's loss from Booker's office. Brad Maddox in to suck up to Booker, who says he already gave Maddox a shot, but is in the "Xmas mood" and gives him a chance by having him face one of Santa's "elves" tonight...your guess is as good as mine on that one.
IC Champion Kofi Kingston & The Miz v. US Champion Antonio Cesaro & Wade Barrett
Cesaro with the waist-lock, Miz counters, but Cesaro with a take-down. Miz counters a corner charge with a boot, then a flapjack and a boot to the face for two. Cesaro comes back with a shoulder block. Barrett in with the tag, shots to Miz in the corner. Miz figths back with left hands, then floats out on a whip and hits a dropkick for two. Kofi tags in with a clothesline to Barrett, Barrett counters a waist-lock into the corner, and dodges the Trouble in Paradise. Cesaro distracts Kofi, and Barrett takes down Kofi. Cesaro with a sharp European uppercut and puts the boots to Kofi. Barrett tags in, puts a knee in Kofi's back. Kofi counters out, but Barrett with a stiff clothesline. Cesaro tags in, and DEADLIFTS Kofi into a gutwrench for a near fall. Kofi hits his slingshot kick, Cesaro grabs Kofi, butgets booted off. Miz and Barrett in, and Miz delivers a barrage of lefts, followed by his corner clothesline splash, then the axe handle from the top. SCF attempt, but Cesaro stops that, Miz takes him down. Wasteland countered by Miz, Barrett in the ropes, TROUBLE IN PARADISE by Kofi from the outside. SKULL-CRUSHING FINALE CONNECTS! Three count! Miz and Kofi celebrate in the ring.
Winners: The Miz & Kofi Kingston
-Once again, we hear about the upcoming street fight made by Santa Claus between Cena and Del Rio, and another "update" on Santa's condition.
-Back with Dolph and AJ, who "surprises" him with his MITB briefcase, and then REALLY surprises him (and me, rawwr) with her wearing his shirt and tight shorts.
-We AGAIN recap the Del Rio-Claus "incident" and once again, no ACTUAL update from Matt Striker. I know it's the X-Mas special, but is this really the storyline they're going with tonight? Really? REALLY?
-Brad Maddox out, we better not pout, better not cry, because Brad Maddox is comin' to RAW! If he wins his match, that is, which is NEXT!
Brad Maddox v. Great Khali
Oh yeah, DEFINITELY didn't see that one coming. Maddox is understandably upset, and slaps Khali. "YOU'RE NOT AN ELF!" Smart kid, that Maddox. Khali with a pair of stinging chest chops, then one that sends him out. Swoggle with a senton, but Maddox shrugs him off. He hangs up Khali and goes after the giant's leg. Khali swats him off with a chop, but Maddox with the dropkick to the knee. Maddox poses, but Khali kicks him off. Maddox up top, but Khali chops him, then some clotheslines, and a Punjabi Plunge sends Maddox packing.
Winner: Great Khali
-Post-match, Swoggle wishes Santa to get better and then Khali "treats" us to a Punjabi rendition of "Merry Christmas." RIVETING!
-THE CHAMP IS HERE...and so is Heyman, as he and Punk are apparently on their way to the ring.
-The WWE Champion CM Punk blesses us with his presence, crutches and all, as he and Heyman make their way to the ring. Punk clocks in at 400 days in the longest modern-day reign in history as WWE Champion.
-Punk mocks Khali's singing. In all seriousness, X-Mas has been ruined...Steelers chant abound, and Punk says even he, a Cubs fan, isn't stupid enough to cheer for a bunch of losers...but anyway, Punk laments how he is... (Continues on next page)