both men come off the ropes with a rib-cracking cross body!
AJ starts to skip around Kane in her typical nutty fashion, which sets the Big Red Machine to get DROPPED by Big E. Bryan dropkicks Langston, only to get rolled by Ziggler, tights included, for the three!
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Post-match, Langston lays out Bryan with the Big Ending. Kane comes in to defend Bryan, dropping Dolph with an uppercut. He goozles Langston, who just powers out, and takes him up for the Big Ending. AJ brings the belts in, and Dolph and Langston stand tall with championships in hand.
Later to come, Undertaker plans to eviscerate CM Punk (yikes) and Shawn Michales speaks on the Lesnar/HHH rematch next!
We flashback to HBK getting his arm broken by Lesnar before the match with Triple H at SummerSlam 2012.
"Mr. WrestleMania" himself Shawn Michaels is out, cowboy hat, 5 O'Clock shadow, and all. He jokes about how we can't have WrestleMania without the man himself. He highlights the other matches, but says we knows which match he has his eye on, Lesnar versus his best friend Triple H. He knows the history, he has the broken arm as proof, and he has his doubts...Triple H's music hits with those words as "The Game" makes his way down.
Triple H tells Shawn not to go too far with this. They already talked about this and Shawn's not going to change his mind. Michaels says he doesn't think Triple H knows what he's doing. The situations couldn't be more different. When Michaels' career was on the line he was looking across the ring at someone he has respect for. But Triple H has no respect for Triple H, the fans, or the WWE. Lesnar does this for the money. Michaels says he didn't care about this job as much as Triple H does and he's put his life into this. Triple H says Michaels is not going to try and talk him out of it. Michaels says at Wrestlemania, Triple H better kick Brock Lesnar's ass and he's going to be in Triple H's corner to watch him do it.
Lesnar comes out. Heyman says whether they like it or not, Lesnar is going to beat Triple H into retirement and Triple H is going to have to learn to live with the disappointment. He's going to disappoint a lot of people. Heyman says Lesnar is paid to fight. Heyman says Lesnar picked the fight but Triple H answered the call and says he should have walked away and when Lesnar is done with him he'll have to crawl away after Lesnar beats him and says this is the same Brock Lesnar who after all these years caused the cerebral assassin to commit professional suicide.
The Miz on commentary, and his match for the IC Title with Wade Barrett will be on the Mania pre-show on Sunday.
Non-Title Match: IC Champion Wade Barrett vs. Zack Ryder
Barrett with forearms to Ryder's back and a suplex. Ryder comes back with a knock down and sends Barrett to the outside. Ryder with a basement dropkick to Barrett. He rolls Wade back and heads up top, but Barrett trips him up. Barrett with a high knee to the gut and a 2 count. Barrett keeps control and has words with Miz on the floor. Barrett comes back in and Ryder makes a comeback. Ryder nails the Broski Boot for a 2 count. Barrett turns it around and nails the Bull Hammer for the win.
Winner: Wade Barrett
Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero are backstage when Santino Marella walks in. DA COBRA'S BACK! He says he just saw Vince McMahon storm out of the building to his limousine. Santino says he was yelling, upset about Vickie and Brad. Santino says Vince usually fires people when he's mad. "Brickie" seems worried, but Santino comes back in and tells them it was an April Fools' joke. Vickie tells Santino to get in the ring because he has a match up next. Whoops.
Santino's power walking...and he's gonna have to power walk right out of D.C. as Mark Henry's music hits.
Mark Henry vs. Santino Marella
Santino peppers Henry with a few weal kicks. Henry catches him by the singlet, Santino "warns" Henry of the Cobra, but Mark just lays him out and hits the World's Strongest Slam for three.
Winner: Mark Henry
Ryback comes out, steaming mad from Henry's weight bar assault last Friday. Henry begs him off, admitting he wants to get his hands on Ryback as much as Ryback wants to lay him out, but he'll have to wait 6 days. He smirks and goes to leave, but Ryback assaults him bodily...with Santino's body! He says he never touched Henry and in a funny moment, asks Santino if he's alright before military pressing him onto Henry! Loud "FEED! ME! MORE!" chants ring through the crowd as Henry fumes on the outside.
Jack Swagger peps Colter up for his "match" against Alberto Del Rio NEXT!
Vinnie Mac's on TWITTAH! The TRUE Grumpy Vince is now online!
Matt Striker backstage with CM Punk, urn in hand. Striker questions Punk if he feels like he's gone too far with the disrespect shown to Undertaker and the late Paul Bearer. Punk says the better question is if he even cares about the disrespect he's shown. He's concerned with breaking the streak, Taker was concerned with seeing that Bearer woke up every morning, but that streak's broken. Wow. Punk goes on to say that while Undertaker will be focused on scarring Punk's soul and breaking his bones. Punk is only concerned with winning and if Undertaker gets counted out or is tapped out or DQ'ed, Punk still wins, and at the end of this year's WrestleMania, whenever anyone things about the Grandest Stage of Them All, they'll think about CM Punk.
Swagger and Colter out next, as Zeb's in his first match in WWE. Methinks shenanigans are abound in this "match", which is NEXT!
Non-Title Match: World Champion ALberto Del Rio vs. Zeb Colter w/Jack Swagger
Here comes Ricardo Rodriguez on crutches. He introduces the World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. Ricardo comes back down to ringside after Del Rio told him not... (Continues on next page)