Rock still backstage with the police. He tells them that they serve and protect the people, not Vickie Guerrero. The people worked hard for the money to buy their tickets, they came to see the Rock blow the roof off the place. The cop on the left agrees, says he had tickets, and that his family's in the audience tonight. Before anything else happens, Vickie comes in and tells the officers that if they don't do as she tells them, their superiors will suspend them. Vickie tells Rock she's willing to lift the ban, only if he apologizes personally. Rock says two things wrong with that is that he'll be in the ring one way or another, and that she's still a BIATCH! Vickie walks off in indignation as the Rock discusses a plan with the cops...
-Raw Roulette in Las Vegas next week!
-The WWE Champ is here! Punk and Heyman down to the ring, and Punk looks like he is all business. Punk holds the WWE Title more dear to him then most men do their families. For 428 days, he has been the man. He has worked half his life to attain the most prestigious title the WWE has to offer, and he won't let Rock or anyone take it away from him. THe Rock is here to entertain, electrify, and sing songs. Punk is here to hurt people and be the champion. This, the championship, is actually important. It's prestigious because he's made it so. The Rock prides himself on the people, the cheers, the chants, and being the People's Champion, while Punk prefers to be a REAL champion. He says Rock is the People's Champion only because he can't be what Punk is, THE champion. Punk made a decision, the WWE Championship. He derides Rock for choosing the people. Punk bled, sweat, and dropped tears for 428 days to be called champion. For the Rock, he can enjoy being the People's Champion for the next 6 days, because at the Royal Rumble, the people don't matter, and it won't matter what the Rock is cookin', because the championship will stay with The Best in the World. Strong words, wouldn't expect anything else from Punk.
-John Cena addresses the WWE Universe later tonight on his 2013 goals.
Dolph Ziggler w/AJ Lee & Big E. Langston vs. The Miz
We recap Flair "handing" the Figure-Four down to Miz.
Miz with a quick dropkick for two. Miz cinches in a headlock, then a shoulder block for two. Miz with a school boy for two, then Dolph does the same for a near fall. Miz with a back elbow for two, but Ziggler with a reversal for two, and a series of reversals for either man before Dolph fires off a dropkick of his own for two. Dolph with a headlock which he turns into a sleeper hold. Miz backs him to the corner, flips him over, then delivers some rights. Miz with a chop block, then some shots to the knee, and sets for the Figure Four. WOO! Dolph kicks him outside though, and distracts the ref as Langston rams Miz into the ring apron. Dolph rolls him into the ring for a two count as we go to commercial...
Dolph with a rear naked choke locked in on Miz. He fights out, and counters a Ziggler neckbreaker into a backslide for two. Dolph with a roll-up for two. Miz kicks out, then boots Ziggler in the face for a near-fall. Miz with some hard rights, then hits his corner clothesline splash, goes up top, and hits the axe handle for a near fall. SCF attempt, Ziggler rolls though, but Miz reverses with the tights. Miz's neckbreaker is reversed, but Miz counters into the Figure Four! AJ distracts as Langston pulls both Miz AND Ziggler to the ropes! Ref breaks it up, Miz goes for the Figure Four, but Ziggler kicks him to the ropes. Miz avoids Langston, but Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for three and sets the pace!
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
-WWE's "Slam of the Week" is Dr. Shelby finding his "happy place" with Kane and Daniel last week.
-Dr. MARION Shelby in the ring, decked in cap and gown, and is proud to introduce the graduates of his Anger Management TEAM HELL NO! Daniel looking slick, literally, with his hair smoothed back. Both are decked in graduation gowns as well. Shelby mentions how far they've come, Kane from being a maniacal monster who hurt instead of hugged, and Daniel, who was a tightly wound man-child who'd snap whenever someone mentioned his goat face or his beard. Shelby gives them their caps and feels the man who's most improved should speak. Both feel that the other "is the VALEDICTORIAN!" Kane and Bryan go back and forth before Marion shouts them down, which gets a "Dr. Shelby" chant going! He asks if a hug would help both men, and they grudgingly agree, then asks if everyone should hug. Kane asks if Cole and Lawler should hug. Cole's into it, and Lawler reluctantly follows suit. Dr. Lawson and Justin Roberst hug, and then Shelby, Kane, and Bryan go nuts getting people in the crowd to hug. It's a crowd-wide hug-off as the graduates embrace Shelby in the ring. Wow, that was nuts!
-We recap Kaitlyn outwitting Eve to win the Divas Championship last Monday, and Eve rage-quitting shortly thereafter.
-Back in the Shark Tank, Alicia Fox ready for action!
Non-Title Match: Divas Champion Kaitlyn vs. Alicia Fox
Alicia starts out with a kick to the midsection and rams Kaitlyn into the turnbuckle. Kaitlyn comes back and flings Alicia to the outside. Kaitlyn with some hard rights to Alicia. Alicia with a pair of hair pulls, misses the axe kick, but gets a clothesline for two. Alicia locks in a rear naked choke. Kaitlyn snapmares out, but gets an elbow to the corner. Alicia misses a corner kick, and Kaitlyn hits a spear for three!
-Heyman escorts Punk to a luxury suite he bought on his own dime becuase he wants the champ to see the "Paul" bomb, a tribute to Punk, he has for the Rock in the ring.
-Heyman says he serves as Punk's advisor, confidant, friend, and strategist. He understands that someone as intelligent as Punk would have their words go... (Continues on next page)