tags in, gets knocked down by Kane, followed by an uppercut. Bryan tags in, and a double team whip into a dropkick. Good tandem offense by the tag champs. McIntyre fights back with a clothesline. Bryan reverses the whip, but Slater holds the ropes open and Bryan falls to the outside, where Mahal with a vicious knee to Bryan behind the ref's back. Slater rolls him in for a two count. Slate follows up with a running neckbreaker for another two count. Rear chinlock by Slater, Bryan fights out, and the two hit clotheslines on each other. Drew in, can't stop the tag, and Kane is in with bodyslams, legdrops, clotheslines, and then a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane up top with the clothesline, and connects. Slater in and quickly thrown out. Mahal taken out by Bryan. Kane with the chokeslam to McIntyre, tag to Bryan, who goes up for the flying headbutt, and connects! Three count!
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Team Hell No
-Bryan tries to play a little "air ukelele", but Kane's having none of it as he leaves.
-Punk and Heyman in the back with the Chicago doctor as Punk's "update" of his injury is next!
-We recap the Miz/Cena versus Rhodes Scholars match, as well as the title defenses up to this point and the upcoming ones as well.
-Punk out now with Heyman and his "personal physician." We go to 4 weeks ago, where Ryback laid waste to Punk, laying him to waste with the Shell-Shock, followed by a TLC assault, tearing Punk's meniscus. Heyman introduces Punk as only he can. Punk talks about all the names he's beaten over the year of 2012, and dares anyone to take on the schedule he has. He's endured every injury that's come his way and says he's a man and a champion's champion, a fighting one at that. He perseveres and stands tall through all the disrespect he's gotten, even those questioning his injury. Punk asks us to show him respect. The doctor shows us the difference between a healthy knee and one with a "swollen meniscus." Punk says despite this, he can beat Ryback in any state. The doctor objects, despite Punk claiming he said he could compete. They argue, and..."NO CHANCE IN HELL!"
-Here comes Vince with his famous "power strut." He wishes us a Happy New Year. He wonders how Punk plans to weasel out of his match with Ryback. Heyman objects to that, and claims Punk has never done anything of the sort. Vince plans to have WWE official examine him next week and determine if he is capable to defend against Ryback. He doesn't discredit Punk as an athlete, but questions the involvement of the Shield and Brad Maddox in his matches and promises the investigations will continue. Heyman lauds Punk as a hero and questions Vince's scruples in the same city his own father promoted, calling him a "flesh-peddling promoter." Oooh, that ticked Vince off. He says as much, saying that if Punk isn't cleared to compete, HEYMAN will be Ryback's opponent! Ooh boy.
-Dolph Ziggler versus Sheamus...IS NEXT!
Sheamus v. Dolph Ziggler w/AJ Lee & Big E. Langston
The two men lock up, Ziggler with right hands and elbows to the head. Sheamus comes back with clubbing blows, followed by a shoulder block and a scoop slam. Elbow gets a two count for Sheamus. Ziggler with right hands and beats Sheamus down in the corner. Sheamus reverses a whip and nearly botches a back body drop with Ziggler flopping in mid-air. ANother knock down gets two for Sheamus. Ziggler gets tossed to the apron for the Ten Shots by Sheamus. Ziggler falls off into Langston, who stares down Sheamus as we go to break...
Sheamus coming back with Irish hammers, shoulder thrusts, and goes for a powerslam, which Ziggler floats out of and hits his jumping DDT for a near fall on Sheamus. Dolph hits his series of elbows for a two count. Ziggler with a standing dropkick to Sheamus for another two count. Rear chin-lock to Sheamus, and Dolph locks in the legs for a full sleeper. Sheamus fights out, and counters with a tilt-a-whirl slam for two. Ziggler hangs Sheamus on the ropes, Ziggler up top but Sheamus knocks off his feet. Sheamus up to the second rope, BIG fall-away slam for a CLOSE near fall. Sheamus goes up top now, and Ziggler knocks him down. Ziggler up top, Sheamus knocks him down twice, and hits the Battering Ram for another near fall. Irish Cloverleaf attempt, but Ziggler finds the ropes. DDT attempt caught by Sheamus, WHITE NOISE! Sheamus fires up for the Brogue Kick. Langston distracts, but Sheamus counters the Zig Zag and throws Ziggler onto Langston, who CATCHES Ziggler in mid-air! Wow! Sheamus dares Langston to get in, but THE SHIELD out now for a beat down on Sheamus!
Winner by DQ: Sheamus
-Sheamus tries to fight back and clear The Shield out, but Reigns with the spear, and they lay out Sheamus with the triple-team powerbomb and stand tall.
-Wade Barrett and Kofi Kingston in the back. Barrett questions Kofi's choice of opponents for "Champion's Choice", and Kofi says he's beaten Barrett, but won't have any problem doing it again and accepts his challenge.
-Brad Maddox poking around in Punk's locker room, and asks Heyman for a job, who succinctly tells Maddox to get out of the room, the arena, and his life, with Punk giggling at the scene.
-Mae Young and the party guests now, with a doctor coming in becuase Mae's suffereing from "stomach cramps" and they lay her on a table. Oh no, don't tell me...cheesy soap opera music plays as the doctor says, "She's pregnant." Yep, they went there, again. Mae even says to us, "Not again." We're all thinking the same, Mae.
-Eve out and questions Mae's excuse for getting out of the match, and looked forward to defending against a Hall of Famer, and asks to be declared winner by forfeit. Kaitlyn out now, and lays into Eve big time with right hands, then throws her to the outside and into the barricade. Kaitlyn and Eve clawing at each other now.... (Continues on next page)