WINNERS: Team Hell No
DiBiase's not impressed, but leaves a small tip ($100) for Young. Bryan makes sure they're not looking...and takes the C-Note! OUTLAW GOAT!
Who's ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll!
"Sweet T" Tensai & Brodus Clay vs. 3MB
The Honky Tonk Man's music hits and it looks like he's about to do a solo for us, but Slater talks him downa and tells him to go back to Vegas with the other Elvis impersonators. Honky Tonk just leaves as McIntyre lays into Tensai with right hands. He misses a charge, and Tensai rolls him up for three! Uh, what?
Yep, 3MB's dead in the water.
WINNERS: Clay & Tensai
TIME: Less than 1:00
Honky Tonk joins the fab foursome and wants them to dance to his music. Slater objects, and gets a good old KA-BONG! from Honky Tonk Man before the dancing resumes. Shovel it good, Sweet-T!
Next up, the debut of FAN...DAAANGO GO GO!
Kofi in the ring for Fandango's debut. Some saucy music hits, and an even saucier female dance comes out, followed by Johnny Curt...I mean, FAAAAN...DAAANGO! He insists that Justin Roberts get his name right, and tells him to really express the A's. Justin tries again and again, but Fandango is disappointed. he says this is the night everyone will remember that Fandango ALMOST graced them with his presence and walks off. Lawler is aghast at Roberts "ruining" FAAAN...DAAANGO's debut.
We recap Heyman and McMahon's "fight", Lesnar seemingly trapping Vince once more, and Triple H triumphantly returning to beat the bejeezus out of Lesnar, busting him open HARD (18 staples hard) and driving off "The Beast."
Triple H out to a monstrous pop, new haircut, leather jacket, and new t-shirt. Triple H said the last time he had a mic, it was 8 days after Summerslam, after Brock broke his arm again. He said he wasn't sure if he'd be coming back, and wasn't sure if he was trying to convince us of that, or himself. The moment the cast was off, he was tearing it up in the gym, but with no real goal in sight. He found himself being in the best shape in years, cutting his hair, and acting as the COO...but then he found himself in a hospital, staring at an old man who had hip surgery thanks to Lesnar, and had to see his wife, children, and grandchildren sit there and cry...
Lesnar thinks it was over at Summerslam, but HHH wants him to feel those 12 (18) stitches and know that Triple H says we're just getting started. It doesn't take a genius to see why he's out here. It's 5 weeks until the big dance, and he's calling Lesnar out. Lesnar's usually the one that does the destruction, but Triple H came out here and destroyed Lesnar. He wants to fight. Does Lesnar want to fight back, or does he want to sit home and bleed?
Intense promos seem to be the flavor of the night, and I'm liking the taste.
We recap The Shield's assault of Orton and Sheamus, only for Big Show to KO Roman Reigns on instinct when he bumped into the giant...and the Shield retreated!
We get a recorded message from The Shield, who says it's that time of the season, when everyone's gearing up for WrestleMania. Sheamus and Orton seem focused on the Undertaker, when they seem to have forgotten someone else with an undefeated streak...The Shield. They have never been stopped, and they warn the two men to watch out, and Reigns says Show got one cheap shot, and that there won't be another. Ambrose and Rollins wish Orton and Sheamus "luck" and say they'll see them out there, believe that. BELIEVE...IN THE SHIELD.
Champion vs. Champion: World Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. IC Champion Wade Barrett
Barrett starts out with rights to Del Rio. Alberto reverses a whip. He blocks a kick, props Barrett on the ropes and delivers shots to the back and a Backstabber for two. Swagger and Coulter out now to observe. Del Rio goes to roll Barrett back into the ring. He stares down Swagger, which allows Barrett to drill Del Rio with the Winds of Change and elbow drops for a near fall. Chinlock by barrett, but Del Rio fights out. He looks for the enziguri. Barrett tosses him, and Alberto floats over on to the apron, locking in a cross arm breaker in the ropes! Barrett with a big boot to Del Rio, who falls to the floor. Barrett with knee strikes to Del Rio on the apron, and rolls him back in for a two count. time until Del Rio comes back, hitting clotheslines. Barrett misses a right, and Del Rio with the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, then a STIFF kick to Barrett for a near fall. Del Rio misses the enziguri again, and Barrett hits a sharp kick to the gut. Pumphandle attempt, but Del Rio floats out, counters a Winds of Change into the Cross Arm Breaker! Barrett struggles, but he has to tap!
Intense, short brawl between the two champions and Barrett looked good, even in the loss.
WINNER: Alberto Del Rio
Swagger and Coulter give us a promo on "Political Correctness", lamenting how free speech seems to be a thing of the past and how they can't even express themselves without some sort of political backlash.
OH, YOU DIDN'T KNOW! The D-O-Double G and the B-A-D A-Double crooked letter out and the crowd is loving the return of The New Age Outlaws for the first time in over a decade. He asks "ARE WE READ-just ribbin' ya!" He introduces himself and Billy as only he can, "THE NEW...AGE...OUTLAWS!"
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Colons w/Rosa Mendes
A kick by Epico to Road Dogg starts it off. Epico misses with a clothesline, though, and Road Dogg lands his punches and a "VINTAGE!" kneedrop for two. Dropkick by Epico stops the fun, though. Double team by Primo and Epico on Road Dogg. Knee drop by Primo and a leg drop by Epico for a two count. Chinlock by Epico and Road Dogg to his feet, nailing a shoulderblock to Epico. Billy Gunn makes the hot tag with a series... (Continues on next page)