into the steel steps and tells him to never lay a hand on Zeb. Swagger tosses Del Rio over the announce table and a "USA" chant breaks out as Swagger looks up at the WrestleMania 29 sign. Swagger and Zeb head to the back, but stop when they see Ricardo. Swagger runs and hits a huge clothesline, flooring Ricardo. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock on Ricardo as Zeb looks on with glee. Swagger twists Ricardo's ankle up, seemingly breaks it, and Ricardo screams on the floor in absolute pain. Trainers check on Del Rio and Ricardo as Zeb and Swagger head to the back having made their statement.
I'd say the feud's been ratcheted up a few notches, wouldn't you say?
We recap Ricardo's injury at the hands of Swagger, and it's "confirmed" that his ankle is indeed broken.
Shifting gears, the latest inductee of the WWE 2013 Hall of Fame...CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKAAAAAA?! Booker T, the 6-time, 6-time, 6-time, 6-time, 6-time, 6-time World Champion, Da Master of the Spinaroonie, one half of the legendary tag team "Harlem Heat" with brother Stevie Ray...The Booker Man is Hall-of-Fame bound and we can dig it!
The IC Title Triple Threat is still to come, and Randy Orton makes his entrance as the Celtic Vipers face 3MB NEXT!
The Celtic Vipers vs. 3MB (Heath Slater & Drew McIntyre)
We see Swagger's assault
Drew with a big kick to Sheamus, who counters with a Finlay Roll. Orton tags in, whips Drew to the corner and hits a crisp dropkick. Sheamus tags in and clubbers Drew, hitting a shoulder block over the ropes for 2. Mahal distracts Sheamus, and Drew hits a hard clothesline. Slater tags in and he and Drew lay the boots to Sheamus. Drew tags back in, Sheamus with body shots, but Drew with a big boot. Slater tags in and hits a straight kick for two. Drew tags in, but Sheamus counters and makes the tag to Randy, who fires up on Slater with clotheslines, the snap powerslam and the Snakebite DDT. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for Mahal and McIntyre, and Slater falls to the RKO soon after for 3.
Winner: Orton & Sheamus
The Shield's music hits and they make their way to the ring to gang up on Orton and Sheamus. They dare the Shield to enter, then Big Show's music hits and he storms the ring, much to everyone's surprise. The Shield contemplate entering, but Reigns gathers Ambrose and Rollins and decide to favor a "tactical" retreat. Show, Orton & Sheamus have a staredown. Show points to the WM 29 sign and makes his leave, giving Orton & Sheamus a "You got a better idea?" look before heading up the ramp.
A "exclusive" look at GI Joe 2, featuring The Rock.
Still to come, Triple H and Lesnar's contract signing.
20 days 'til the Grandest Stage of Them All, Wrestlemania 29!
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler w/AJ Lee & Big E. Langston
Dolph versus Kofi, part six quintillion or so, I'd guesstimate.
Cole recaps Ziggler knocking off both Bryan and Kane last week, along with Big E. disposing of both tag team champs after the matches.
Kofi starts with an arm wringer. Ziggler rolls out, Kofi with a crisp arm drag and locks the arm. Dolph counters into a headlock takeover. Kofi up, but Dolph with a shoulder block. Kofi floats under and over, and gets an flying elbow. He misses a corner splash, and Dolph covers for 2. A snap dropkick by Dolph get another 2 count. Ziggler cinches in a headstand headlock in classic Show-Off style. Kofi fights out and flings Dolph into the corner turnbuckle. Kofi tries to fire up, but misses the Superman punch and Dolph tries the sleeper, but Kofi counters, lays out ZIggler and hits a big springboard spinning splash for a near fall. He hits the Boom Drop, goes for Trouble in Paradise. Dolph catches him for a reverse Exploder suplex. Kofi lands on his feet and hits a slingshot kick on a charging Dolph. AJ distracts Kofi as he goes up. Ziggler out to ringside, Kofi charges him, and Big E. just SWATS Kofi out of the air as AJ distracts the ref. Ziggler rolls Kofi back in, and hits the Zig Zag to cinch the 3 count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Kane and Bryan out post-match to congratulate Ziggler, but rather they congratulate Dolph for getting Team Hell No on the same page. Kane mentions he's NOT in a good place right now, but applauds Big E. for looking strong with what he does outside the ring, and wants to see what he can do inside it. He and Bryan challenge Big E. and Dolph to a tag team match. Big E. looks anxious to accept, Dolph the exact opposite. AJ on the mic, and says Dolph and Langston accept, ONLY if the tag titles are on the line at Wrestlemania. Do Bryan and Kane accept? YES! YES! YES! They and the crowd chant it, and Kane sets off his pyro as the match is on!
Cole and King once again recap the "despicable" actions of CM Punk with Paul Bearer's urn and his bold words to the Undertaker.
We get the "special preview" video that we saw last week with Cena and the Rock. It's a nice video and all, but something's missing to help this along just a little...oh, like an appearance by the actual WWE Champion BEFORE Wrestlemania, perhaps?
Miz's music hits, and the Triple Threat match for the Intercontinental Title is NEXT!
Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Wade Barrett (c) vs. The Miz vs. Chris Jericho
We're reminded of why the Triple Threat came about, a result of Barrett becoming physically involved and trying to take out both potential opponents, only to fail and get a SCF and Codebreaker for his efforts.
Barrett goes after the Miz first, but Jericho with a shot from behind and nails an elbow on Barrett for a 2 count. Barrett tossed to the outside, and Miz rolls Jericho up for two. Barrett knocked off the apron, Miz sent to the outside, and Jericho flies over the rope onto both men. Back in the ring, Wade with headbutts to Jericho, who counters with a dropkick for two. Miz drags... (Continues on next page)