Rhodes Scholars vs. The New Age Outlaws
Rhodes introduces himself and Sandow in a pretty funny parody of Dogg and Gunn, before the real deals come out, and James pays tribute to Bearer before making the REAL DEAL introduction of the NAO.
Road Dogg and Cody start out, with Dogg wringing Cody's arm, juking and jiving, and dropping him with a trademark right hand. Sandow tries to get involved, but gets sent over the rope. Rhodes with the disaster kick...IT'S BROCK LESSSSNAR!
Cody makes tracks as Lesnar marches to the ring with Heyman in tow. Gunn tries to cut off Lesnar at the pass, but Brock with knees to the head and face and drops Billy with an F-5, before doing the same to James.
Winners: No Contest
Heyman mocks the notion that the "Game is on" as Lesnar doesn't play games, he destroys people. Heyman wonders what Triple H must be going through, with HBK's arm being broken by Lesnar, Vince's hip broken, Stephanie crying over her father's condition, and now Brock stands tall over the last vestiges of Triple H's friends and family. Heyman has an answer for Triple H, as far as his challenge to Lesnar goes: YES! There's a but though. They accept...on the condition that Lesnar gets to name the stipulations, and Triple H won't know until the last minute. Heyman has two words for everyone: BROOOCK LESSSNARRRR!
Mark Henry vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi strikes fast and early against Henry, who traps Kofi in a big bearhug. Kofi fights out, and goes for a springboard, only to get grounded BIG TIME with a kick from Henry, sending Kofi down and out to ringside. Henry out of the ring and charges Kofi, only to miss and nail the ring post. Kofi dives onto Henry and is all kinds of fired up. Henry rolls back in, Kofi goes for a cross body. Henry just snags him out of mid-air, and drills him with the World's Strongest Slam for three.
Winner: Mark Henry
Cody Rhodes backstage with Kaitlyn and pulls the old "I mustache you a question" line. Trust me, man, it never works. Kaitlyn and Cody fumble over their words like teenagers before Sandow comes in, takes Kaitlyn's water, and says since their match was cancelled, Sandow has found a more suitable pair for them to spend the night with: The Bellas! They mention how they're back to fix the Divas division and get all kinds of handsy with Sandow and Rhodes, while Kaitlyn's off in a huff. Vickie welcomes back the Bellas, but Sandow and Rhodes' double date will have to wait, as Vickie's found a replacement team to combat them: Randy Orton & Sheamus! The intelligent duo look none too pleased as the Bellas console them. Lucky guys.
As Ryback makes his entrance, we get a preview of the upcoming "Psych" episode featuring the Big Show!
Ryback vs. Heath Slater w/3MB
Ryback eats Slater alive, dropping him with a military press, Meathook, Shell-Shock. I'd go into more flowery prose, but that was pretty much it.
Ryback lays out Drew McIntyre with the Shell-Shock as Mark Henry makes his way down to the ring. Ryback turns to stare down the other super-heavyweight, and shows off with another Shell-Shock to poor McIntyre. Henry plays the "top-this" game, drilling Drew with the World's Strongest Slam. The two exchange heated words as officials surround the ring and try to break it up. Yeah, good luck with that...
Alberto and Ricardo are WALKING! as it's Champion versus Champion against the US Champ, Antonio Cesaro!
We get a preview of "The Call" with Halle Berry...oh, and David Otunga, who I'm sure has as big role as Barrett did in his film.
Champion versus Champion: World Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. US Champion Antonio Cesaro
Alberto lets us know he may have been born in Mexico, but he was made in America. Simple, strong words. Leagues better than his cutesy parody last Friday.
Cesaro starts out with an arm wringer, but Alberto counters out with a hurricanrana. Alberto up for a cross body for a two count. Cesaro halts him with an European uppercut, and drops the knees to Del Rio for a two count. Del Rio falls and hits his head on the corner as Cesaro takes control. Cesaro stomps away now. Del Rio fights out of a hold but Cesaro takes him to the corner and hits a big running uppercut for a 2 count.
Del Rio makes a comeback with clotheslines and a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio with a big superkick to the jaw for another 2 count. Del Rio with shots to the kidneys and a backstabber for a two count. Del Rio goes back to the top but Cesaro uppercuts him in mid-air for a CLOSE near fall. Cesaro runs over Del Rio again and goes for a German, but Del Rio counters it with a cross armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Josh Matthews in the back with Kane, who looks emotional as he hold the urn his father Paul Bearer famously carried throughout his career. Josh says it must be a trying time for Kane. Kane looks off into the distance and walks off without a word.
Following the commercial, we get a special preview of the Rock-Cena Mania rematch for the WWE Championship.
"Letters From The Sky" plays as we see The Rock triumphing last year at WM 28, how it's eaten up John Cena and affected him both personally and professionally, including the divorce from his wife and his progressively worse year in 2012, from Extreme Rules to Survivor Series. Then...Cena wins the Royal Rumble, and now he has a second chance to right the biggest wrong of his career. Rock says it's not about redemption, it's about Cena getting his ass kicked. While Cena thinks he can win, Rocky knows he can beat Cena.
Strong promo, and it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see it as the official preview at WM 29.
"The Viper's" music hits and here comes Randy Orton, as he and Sheamus are in action the Bellas' new beaus, The Rhodes... (Continues on next page)