Ziggler moves and Sandow smashes into the ringside post. Ziggler grabs a piece of the drum-set, a snare-drum I believe, and smashes it over Sandow’s head. He does the same with the large bass part of the drum, which is stuck around Sandow’s body. Ziggler grabs a Honky Tonk Man style guitar, blasts it over Sandow’s head, and pins him. 1-2-3. Ziggler wins. By the way, when Ziggler used the last guitar, he mocked Jeff Jarrett’s strut before whacking Sandow with it. Just thought I’d point that out.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Backstage: Randy Orton Complains To The Authority
Backstage, Randy Orton storms into Triple H and Stephanie’s office. He complains that The Shield wasn’t out there to help him earlier with The Big Show. Orton demands to know if he has The Authority’s confidence as the face of WWE. Stephanie says they were just talking about that. She says they need to think about it. Orton looks shocked.
Backstage: John Cena With Florida Georgia Line
John Cena is with Florida Georgia Line. He officially welcomes them to Monday Night War. He apologizes for 3MB’s behavior earlier. They say it’s ok. Cena says the WWE Universe is excited for them to rock the house. Cena heads to the ring. “John Cena next,” says Jerry Lawler. We head to commercial.
In-Ring Segment: John Cena & Alberto Del Rio
We return live and John Cena’s music hits. He comes out with a white t-shirt that reads, “Even Stronger” and he’s wearing an arm brace due to the attack by Alberto Del Rio on RAW last week. Cena looks at the camera and says “here we go” before walking, not running, to the ring. The music dies-down and Cena looks around smiling, waiting to see if he’ll be cheered or boo’d. He gets somewhat of a mxied-reaction, more positive than negative. That”s how it sounds on TV at least. Cena talks about wearing an arm-brace due to last week. He introduces a video package showing Del Rio attacking him last Monday night. Back live, Cena says he returned on SmackDown only to have “this happen.” Another video package airs showing Del Rio attacking him during the Arm Wrestling contest on SmackDown this past Friday night. Cena says because of those two reasons he hasn’t been in the best of moods, which is why he thanks the WWE Universe for their excitement tonight. JBL points out that some are cheering and some are boo’ing. Cena says it’s energy like this that made him come back as soon as he could when he tore his triceps. Cena says now that he’s wearing a sling, maybe he came back to soon. He says maybe he pushed too hard and tried to be some sort of super-hero. He asks himself if maybe he shouldn’t be the World Heavyweight Champion, and then he looks around at the audience and their excitement and he thinks, you’re damn right I should be the World Heavyweight Champion. He says the champion should be made of toughness, not cheap-shots like Alberto Del Rio. He says in six days, Del Rio doesn’t know who he’s gonna be stepping in the ring with. He says he has the honor of performing in front of his family in Boston at Survivor Series. He says pain is temporary but pride is forever, so in six days when Survivor Series is done, he’ll hold this title and say loud, proud and clear, “The champ is here!” With that said, Del Rio’s music hits. Del Rio comes out with a microphone clapping at Cena. Del Rio says what an amazing speech by Cena. He says we have a real super-hero in the house. Del Rio says Cena is so good, he almost made him cry. Cena says that’s great because this Sunday, he’s going to make him tap. Del Rio says he claims he’s going to hold up the title this Sunday. Cena nods. Del Rio asks him to hold that title up right now. He says to use the arm that’s in the sling. Cena says all he needs to worry about is that he’ll be ready come Sunday. Del Rio says he’ll be ready to be humiliated in front of his friends and his family. Del Rio says a real champion takes advantage of every opportunity. With that said, he walks in the ring. He says in this moment he sees a great opportunity in front of him. Cena asks him to hold on. He says wait a second. He says a real champion does take advantage of every opportunity. Cena blasts Del Rio with a punch. He hoists Del Rio up for the Attitude Adjustment but Del Rio escapes and runs out of the ring and up the ramp.
The Rhinestone Cowboys vs. R-Truth & Xaxier Woods
3MB comes out as “The Rhinestone Cowboys.” Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre will be representing the team. R-Truth comes out rapping. He introduces his “new partner,” Xavier Woods. Truth and Mahal battle for a while until Truth tags in Woods. Woods goes to work on Mahal. Woods hits a flying hurricanrana on Mahal. Mahal tags in McIntyre and he catches woods with a big boot to finally slow him down. McIntyre works over Woods for a while until Woods finally tags in Truth. Truth gets things back in their control and tags Woods in. Woods hits his “Honor Roll” finisher on McIntyre. 1-2-3. Truth and Woods win.
Winners: R-Truth & Xavier Woods
RAW Guest Host For Next Week
Former NFL star and talk-show host Michael Strahan will serve as the celebrity guest host for next week’s post-Survivor Series edition of WWE RAW. The announcement was made just prior to the Truth-Woods and Rhinestone Cowboys match.
Backstage: Randy Orton With The Authority Again
Backstage, Randy Orton is with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon again. They tell Orton they do have confidence in him as the face of WWE. He says that means this Sunday, there will be no Shield there to help him. He says if he has confidence in himself, he’ll prove that he deserves to be the face of WWE. Orton doesn’t appear happy. He promises to show HHH confidence. Came off as a bit of a threat. Orton walks off.
- Florida Georgia Line’s performance will be next after this commercial break.
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