Beth Phoenix leaves her post at the booth, stands up and locks eyes with Tamina. They stare down as the Bellas leave.
Backstage, Mathews and Cena are chattin it up.
Mathews wants to know Cena's reaction in regard to The Rock. Cena is about to say something, but there is yelling in the background. We then see Eve graciously walk into the back of the ambulance while Kane is by the door. Cena comes flying in and attacks Kane from behind. He fights him off then yells for Eve to unlock the door. Kane pushes Cena down and hops in the drivers seat and makes sure to turn the sirens on. Even opens the back door and jumps into Cena's arms then just makes out with John Cena...Cena "embraces" the kiss then asks what that was for. But wait, here is the twist! Zack Ryder is nearby and he sees it all....
We're back and Eve wants to explain. Cena saved her, she got wet, and kissed Cena. She's sorry he had to see it. She does care about Zack, she just never thought they'd be together. She drops the F bomb on Ryder (friends, not fuck...he wishes!).
Match 5: The Miz vs. CM Punk
We start with a hip toss from Punk and a cover for 1. Punk with a suplex into a pin for 1, again. Miz is on the apron, so Punk reaches over and Miz hangs his arm up, similar to what Orton did to Show earlier. Miz heads into the ring, but Punk gets a big boot. Miz is up shortly after and starts working on the arm. Miz from behind hits a Side Russian Leg Sweep and a pin for 1. Miz grabs the left arm and wretches it hard. Punk gets out with a back elbow and sends Miz to the ropes. Miz tries to hit his neckbreaker double hit, but only hits one as Punk hits a high kick to the head of Miz. Punk tries to get the feeling back in his left arm then goes on the attack with some rights and ear chops. This hurts his arm, though, so Miz is able to take advantage and drops some rights. Punk decides to use his legs instead, gets some kicks in then hits a neckbreaker of his own. He sends Miz to the corner, hits the high knee and a bulldog. He calls for the G2S. Miz fights out and hits a hard DDT. Pin for 1...2...NO! Miz sends Punk in the corner and he comes a-flyin with a clothesline! Miz is up top and Punk stands. He flies, but Punk ducks then hits a power slam and a pin. 1....2.. NO!! Punk is going up top this time, but there's Miz to hit a left hand to the face. Miz is up top, he's calling for a superplex, but Punk fights out and hits a few rights then chops the ears! Punk calls for the elbow! he hits it!! Punk calls for the G2S once again. He sets it up, but Miz floats out and locks in the Full Nelson. He goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Punk turns it into an Anaconda Vice!! Miz taps!!
Winner: CM Punk (**)
Another short match, with minimal to no implications for anything. Good for what it was, but too short to be effective. We need more time for the Kane and Cena feud, right?
Backstage, Chris Jericho is watching and smiles.
Also, backstage, the ambulance is back just before we go to break.
Back to the show, and John Cena's music hits. He comes out all serious but still has time to salute us. Thank you, John. Cena is still chewing on bits of the tongue of Eve. He says that there was a bit of an awkward moment earlier. He tried to apologize to Ryder, but Ryder wouldn't listen. Zack, for what it's worth, I'm sorry. So this was it. This was Kane's plan all along. (Yes, he planned on Eve being a whore). Kane's plan was to turn his friends against him, to turn the WWE Universe against him? Leave him all alone with no other choice but to embrace the hate. It's a pretty solid plan, sounds like it would have worked if it was anyone else. But he's not anyone else. He can tell that people think that he has this "evil side," that there's a switch that could just cause him to snap...like Krusty. The crowd chants that they all hate him. Cena says it's been like six years and people like those chanting can't understand that he's comfortable in his own skin. He gets a bit more and more hood in his voice as he talks. It's people like this that people think he's soft. He has a message to all of those people, especially Kane. Go ahead and think that he needs to hate and that he cannot fight out of a paper bag. Go ahead. -Insert Fruity Pebbles Chant Here-. He will continue to do what he does. He will adapt. He will overcome and he will win. We have his word that Kane leaves in an ambulance. As for his good friend Dwayne. He has a message for Mania....ah, but before he can give the message, Zack Ryder comes rolling out on his wheelchair! He stands up on his crutches and heads down the ramp, slowly.
Ryder smacks the mic out of Cena's hand. Ryder then smacks Cena. hmmmmm. Can this be it? Cena is taking off his Dog Tags. He makes sure to kiss em, though. Shirt is removed. Ryder gets in the face of Cena. He says that John was never his friend! Cena cracks his metacarpals. Ryder looks him dead in the eyes, goes to hit Cena, but Cena grabs the arm and puts his fist up! He doesn't hit, though. He pushes Ryder back. Cena then shows remorse, and Ryder tells him to get away from him. Ryder crutches his way up the ramp a Cena struggles with his inner demons...
Speaking of inner demons, Kane is in the back after replacing the ambulance. He says that he stole the one true love of his only friend. He thought he was sick. You truly have finally embraced the hate. Unfortunately for you, I feed off hate. He claims that this Sunday, Cena's body and soul will be leaving the WWE in an ambulance. Kane assures us that it will only be until Wrestlemania, though, so don't worry. Before he leaves, let's have a round of applause for John Cena. Cena asks for the mic and while that happens, Kane comes out and pushes the wheelchaired Ryder off the side of the stage and to the ground. It looked brutal until you see the mat rumple up a bit. Cena holds up the X. (INSIDER!!!) and here comes Eve. The crowd shits all over her as she puts on her mega... (Continues on next page)