Team Rhodes Scholars vs. Randy Orton & Sheamus
Sandow and Orton start it out. Orton floars under and over Sandow, drilling him with an elbow, then a suplex for a two count. Sheamus tagged in, and a double team whip into a shoulder block for a two count. Sandow backs Sheamus into his corner, and Cody tags in with some boots to Sheamus, who quickly fires back with a clothesline and a Finlay Roll for two. Sheamus tries to pull the mustache off Cody. Hands off the Love-Stache, dude! Sandow low bridges Sheamus and nails a clothesline on the outside. Sheamus is rolled back in, and Sandow tags in. He puts the boots to Sheamus before Cody tags back in with some boots of his own and a chin lock. Sheamus fights out with a big clothesline.
Randy gets the hot tag, and fires off with the clotheslines and a snap powerslam. Orton hits his newly-minted T-Bone suplex for a two count. Snakebite DDT attempt, but Sandow pulls Rhodes out of the ring. Orton follows, but gets double teamed by the Scholars. Rhodes tosses Orton back in. Sandow tags in for the leg sweep,and the Cubito Aequet, which gets a two count. Cody tags in with some boots, then a gourdbuster suplex gets a near fall for Rhodes. He goes up top, but Orton halts him and hits a nice superplex. Both men make the tag. Sheamus with the Irish Hammers and a shoulder. Knee lift to Sandow, and now we go a clubberin'! Sandow hip tossed back in...White Noise on Sandow! Sheamus fires up for the Brogue Kick...Cody tries to stop him, but runs into a RKO! Brogue Kick to Sandow! Three count!
Winners: "The Celtic Vipers" (Don't expect that to stick with Orton's soon-to-come heel turn)
Coming up next, we "go to the movies" as Chris Jericho presents the Highlight Reel with guest stars The Miz and IC Champion Wade Barrett!
During the commercial break, Sheamus and Orton end up jumped by The Shield. A big highlight is Orton getting tossed off the stage, and Rollins following with a big diving knee to "The Viper." Lawler and Cole discuss who, if anyone, can stop the Shield's reign of "justice."
We get some touts from the fans reminiscing on recent and classic moments of Paul Bearer, including his reunion with Taker in 1999 and his famous WM 20 return.
Chris Jericho, Lite-Brite jacket and all, makes his big entrance after being waylaid by the Shield. He makes sure his jacket is working and welcomes us to the Highlight. He shows us a clip of the surprise hit "The Marine 3" featuring the Miz. He introduces Miz, and Jericho is impressed with how the movie exceeded expectations.
They joke about Jericho's lack of a set before Wade interrupts and decides to show a "real movie", Dead Man Down, which features Wade for a few brief moments. He talks about how he's rejected tons of letters from Holllywood, because he's too busy being the IC Champion and being "Wade Barett." Really? Really, Wade? Miz mocks Barrett's accent and he says the real reason he won't shut up about the movie is because Wade hasn't won a match in weeks and will soon lose the IC Title. Jericho interrupts with a Jim Carrey rendition of "REALLY?" Barrett tells him to shut it. Jericho reminds Barrett he brought him in to WWE via NXT and has done great, but Jericho's been where Wade has 9 times and has no problem taking the title a 10th time.
Never thought I'd be glad to see Brad Maddox interrupt a segment. He goes about setting up a match between Jericho and Miz in his own "unique" way. The winner will face Wade Barrett, a.k.a. "You...you...no, you", next week for the IC Championship.
#1 Contender's Match for the IC Championship: Chris Jericho vs. The Miz
Chinlock by Jericho on Miz. Elbows by Miz and an Irish whip, but he runs into a boot by Jericho. Miz with a series of clotheslines. Jericho with a series of shoulderblocks. Jericho off the top rope with an axehandle. Miz with a boot to the face. Reverse knife edge chop by Miz. Miz goes for the backbreaker/neckbreaker combination, but Jericho counters with the running bulldog. Jericho goes for the Lionsault. but Miz gets his knees up. Jericho goes for the Walls, Miz counters and looks to lock in the Figure Four (WOOOO!) but Jericho counters into the Walls. Jericho locks it in and Miz makes it to the ropes. Miz falls to the outside and Jericho right after him. Jericho tosses Miz into Barrett, who ambushes both men and the ref throws the match out.
Winner: No Contest
Barrett tries to go after Jericho, but Miz lays him out with a right hand and throws him into the ring. The Skull-Crushing Finale connects, followed by a Codebreaker from Jericho! Methinks a Triple Threat Match may be in the works...
We recap the Ricardo/Alberto parody of Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger from Smackdown. Even less funny the second time around. This isn't really the kind of feud with a lot of room for humor, so I hope this is as far as it goes.
Swagger and Colter look none too pleased, as they make their way to the ring next!
We get a nice flashback to a Wrestlemania 10 comedy vignette with Paul Bearer and a not-so-sexy shirt switch.
Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter vs. Sin Cara
Zeb cuts the music and says he's in a bad mood tonight. He's looking at one of the problems in America and that's Sin Cara. Zeb rips Cara and calls him a thief. Zeb says every night somewhere, there's a Sin Cara with his little band of amigos sneaking across the border trying to take something that belongs to an American. Zeb rips Alberto Del Rio before passing the mic to Swagger. Swagger says he will usher in change on April 7th.
Swagger hits the ring and they go at it. Cara hurricanranas Swagger over the ropes and they end up on the floor. Cara kicks him back into the announcers table. Cara leaps from the top rope and takes out Swagger on the floor. They come back in the ring and go at it. Swagger blocks a hurricanrana, but Cara rolls him up... (Continues on next page)