Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, BLOCKED by Kane, GOOZLE! Sheamus floats out, goes for White Noise, Kane fights out, goes for a Tombstone, but Sheamus counters that! Nice sequence there. Kane takes Sheamus down, goes for th Chokeslam, but Bryan out, which distracts and angers Kane as he goozles Bryan and shoves him off the apron, only to get Brogue Kicked for the three count!
Bryan says "I'm sorry" with a big, goofy "Nah, I'm not sorry" grin on his face as Sheamus celebrates.
Cena calls out the Shield, and MizTV with Paul Heyman is up NEXT!
Miz out in the ring, going over Heyman bringing back Lesnar. Heyman stops him and introduces himself, not allowing Miz to soil his reputation. Miz jokes that it was soiled before he said anything. Heyman accuses him of slander, then goes on to apologize to Mr. McMahon, which Miz doesn't buy for a second. He's seen the video of the Shield and Brad Maddox, he saw Vince about to fire Heyman. Paul tries to say that he tried to get Brock to back down, but Miz doesn't believe him, and credits him for.
Vickie out now, and says Heyman is telling the truth. SHE is the one who secretly negotiated with Lesnar over the last few months, hoped that the deal would convince Mr. McMahon to make her position as GM permanent, and had finally sealed a contract around the time of Raw Roulette. She and Heyman never expected Lesnar to do what he did, and she "sobs" into Heyman's jacket. He wants to dedicate a moment to Vince, but Vickie tops it by wanting to pray. Miz asks "Really?" He reminds us how Vince ruined Heyman and ECW, how Vince has dangled the notion of Permanent Raw GM in Vickie's face and pull it away. Vickie reminds Miz that she's his boss. Miz asks for how long, as Vince will recuperate, do away with Vickie, and finish the job with Heyman.
Before he can go on, Brock Lesnar's music hits, and Miz is frozen in the ring as Lesnar marches to the ring. "The Beast" in the ring now, and Miz does the VERY foolish thing of shoving Lesnar, who takes his head off with a clothesline. He tosses Miz outside and starts dumping furniture on him. Miz somehow back in and takes the fight to Brock, who stops him with high knees, then a F-5 to lay out Miz for good. Heyman begs Lesnar off before he can do more, and they leave, Miz and MizTV in ruins.
Non-Title Match: IC Champion Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton
We get a little promo from Bo Dallas, who promises that's he's a underdog "with some bite." We see his upset win last Monday on Raw Roulette, then we see last Friday, where Wade ambushed and beat down the NXT Rookie.
Wade drills Randy into the corner, but Orton comes back with a Thesz Press and a back body drop. Wade to the outside, but Randy follows and back suplexes him onto the barricade. Orton rolls Barrett back in for a two count. Randy with the pseudo-Garvin Stomp. Barrett counters a charge off the ropes with a clothesline, a knee lift, then tosses Randy to the outside, where he beats down on Orton some more, before rolling him back in a for a two count. Wade with a rear headlock, Orton fights out, blocks the thrust kick from Barrett, then fires up with some clotheslines and a powerslam. Snakebite DDT, Orton goes for the RKO, but Wade ducks to the outside. Randy follows, throws him back in, but Barrett surprises him with the Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett preps the Bullhammer, Randy dodges, RKO attempt countered by Barrett pushing Orton to the corner. Barrett misses the boot to the corner. RKO! OUT OF NOWHERE! Three count!
Winner: Randy Orton
Jericho vs. Punk is up NEXT!
WWEActive Match: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
Lock-up in the ring, chops from both men, Jericho wins that battle, and backs Punk into the corner for some more chops, then a stalling vertical suplex for a two count. Punk with a series of kicks, then a jumping calf kick for a two count. Punk with a key lock to Jericho. Jericho fights out with elbows and chops. Punk reverses a whip, but gets a boot to the face. Punk counters a whip, goes for a tornado DDT, but Jericho floats out, and back drops Punk to the ring floor, then follows up with a baseball dropkick which sneds punk into the announce table as we go to commercial...
Punk with a back suplex to Jericho, then knee drops to his head before covering Jericho for two. Punk with a neck vice to Jericho. Chris fights out with right hands and a chop, Punk reverse the whip, Jericho tosses him to the apron, but Punk misses the springboard clothesline. Jericho with a pair of shoulder block. Punk tosses him to the apron, Jericho with a kick, then the bulldog. Jericho spots the counter on the Lionsault, tries to turn it into the Walls of Jericho, but Punk kicks him off. Punk goes for the high knee in the corner, misses it, Jericho picks him up, Superplex. Near fall for Jericho. Punk looks for the GTS, Jericho rolls him for the Walls, but Punk counters into a cradle for two, then Jericho with a cradle for two. Punk with the high knee and a clothesline, but misses the elbow drop from the top rope. Lionsault! 1...2...Thr-NO! Punk with a BLISTERING roundhouse kick. 1...2...Thr-NO! Anaconda Vice is in! Jericho...makes the ropes! Jericho gets to the turnbuckle, but Punk stops him with another withering kick. Punk picks up Jericho for the GTS, but Jericho catches the leg, Walls of Jericho is in! And Punk...makes the ropes as well! Punk tries for a GTS, but is too damaged from the Walls. Jericho tries the Walls again, but Punk leg whips him into a corner turnbuckle. He then drives Jericho into a ring post, shoulder first. Jericho up...GTS connects! Three count! Awesome match!
Winner: CM Punk
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