Ryback vs. 3MB (Slater, McIntyre & Mahal)
Back from the break and Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal are in the ring, rocking out before being fed to the "Big Hungry". Out comes Ryback for a 3-on-1 handicap match.
Ryback starts off with Slater and the crowd starts chanting "FEED ME MORE." Ryback goes after Drew and Jinder while Slater attacks him. Ryback hits a Thesz Press and then slams Slater's head into the mat repeatedly. Ryback with a splash to Slater. Slater tags in McIntyre. Ryback rams Drew back into the corner and hits some chops. Ryback knocks Slater off the apron and clotheslines Mahal. Ryback turns around to a BIG kick from McIntyre. Didn't know Drew had that in him, took himself off his feet with that one. Drew tags in Mahal. He stomps away on Ryback. Slater comes back in and they keep Ryback in the corner. Slater with a big knee that only gets a 1 count. Drew comes back in with a big clothesline and pin attempt, but Ryback again kicks out at 1. Drew keeps Ryback on the mat now. Ryback fights out with an atomic drop. Slater tags in, but misses with a splash in the corner. Slater with a kick to the knee and a shoulderblock by Ryback ala Monty Brown's POUNNNNCE. Ryback with the spinebuster to Slater and Mahal. Ryback picks Mahal and Slater up and hoists them up for a HUGE double Shell-Shocked for the three count!
Good effort that didn't COMPLETELY bury 3MB, but we knew how this was going down.
AJ is WALK...er, SKIPPING to the ring. She takes on former Chickbuster buddy Kaitlyn next!
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Non-Title Match: Divas Champion Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee
I'm sorry, but what the hell did they do to Kaitlyn's music?
Kaitlyn attacks AJ right off the bat. A whip to the corner, followed by a big elbow to AJ. Another whip by Kaitlyn, but AJ with a big ol' bitch slap to Kaitlyn, who mows her over with a clothesline. Gutbuster by Kaitlyn sends AJ to the outside. Kaitlyn follows her and revs up for a spear, but AJ sidesteps and Kaitlyn rams headfirst into the barricade. AJ mocks Kaitlyn as she struggles to make the 10 count after the missed spear, but falls just short.
Winner: AJ Lee (Countout)
The Legends' Q & A with Rock & Cena is NEXT!
"The King" Jerry Lawler in the ring, and he makes formal introductions for each of the Hall of Famers on the Q & A panel for Rocky and Cena. Booker T, Mick Foley, "DA DWEEM" Dusty Rhodes and..."The Hitman" Bret Hart! Each legend gets a nice retrospective from Cole and a rousing hand from the Philly crowd. The Q & A is next as we go to commercial.
Lawler makes the introductions for both Rock and Cena, the WWE Champion coming out to a rather lukewarm reaction from the Philly crowd and Cena emerging to the usual "mixed reaction." He goes over the fare for Q & A and gives it over to Mick Foley.
Foley brings up his match with Rocky against Evolution at WM XX, what some thought to be Rocky's last match in WWE. Foley felt great guilt for losing that match, and as much flak as he gets for being a Cena fan, he felt great relief for Rock coming back and defeating Cena, taking that weight of regret off Mick's shoulders. Mick asks if Cena is ready to live with that regret, should he lose to Rocky yet again.
Before Cena can speak, the crowd gets all over him. Cena says whether he loses or wins, April 7th will change the face of WWE forever. Cena says he's aware that losing is a very real option for him this year. Cena brings up former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb never being able to win the big one. Cena says if he loses, he will carry the legacy of McNabb, state to state, city to city, arena to arena - he will get a reaction of disdain, one voiced by the crowd each time Cena repeated McNabb's name. Cena says statistically he will be good, but he will never be able to win the big one. Cena says he can handle failure but Rock knows nothing of failure, not yet, but he soon will. A "boring" chant breaks out in the crowd. It's The Rock's turn to respond and the fans chant his name, waiting for him to verbally lace into Cena.
Rock tells a story about his rise from 23 years old, finding a VERY used mattress in the back of a hotel, and being broke to becoming The Rock, saying he broke his leg starting out as Rocky Maivia and being told by the WWE brass to go home. He came back years later, won the WWE Title at the age of 25, riding high and main eventing WrestleMania, only to get his ass kicked by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and lose the title. He promised himself he'd come back stronger and be on of the hardest workers in the business. Rocky says the failures he went through has made him the man he is today and in 13 days he's going to whip Cena's ass.
Bret Hart is up next. He wasn't happen last year when they both were overcame with bad blood. He says it almost became a Shawn Michaels-Bret Hart thing, which the crowd "oohs" at. Bret says they're different now and asks what happened. Rock answers and says last year, it was just two guys going at it for 30 minutes in the ring. Rock says Cena took that loss like a man and he respected that. Cena talks about calling Rock out in an interview a few years ago, saying Rock needed to prove he was faithful to the WWE Universe. Cena goes on and says he respects Rock for doing just that, coming back to host WM 27, beating Cena at WM 28. Cena says in 13 days, we will see how well Rock handles his loss.
Booker T is up next. He asks Cena why he thinks he can beat Rock at WrestleMania. Cena says because he has to, that's it - he has to. The crowd boos at the surprisingly short response, and Cena looked like he'd rather have face Lesnar again than answer the question. Rock mocks him and asks what kind of weak answer is that. Rock tells him to wipe a monkey's ass with that... (Continues on next page)