and Ryder put up a hell of a fight and deserves an opportunity at the United States Championship. Ace says he had the opportunity, but Cena won. Cena tries to punk him, but Cena says make it happen. Ace says that Ryder can have the shot at the US Title if...and only if John Cena gives up his WWE TItle match. Let me clear that up...for Ryder to get a CHANCE at a title shot, Cena must give up the shot. Cena contemplates it, then says that Ryder has worked his ass off and no one has ever given him an opportunity...he's had his shots, he deserves at least one. He gives it up. Ace tells Cena to tell Ryder to get ready, his match is next. This is for the title shot. Color me intrigued. Will Brodus make his long awaited return?!
In case you were wondering whether or not those mysterious Kane masked commercials were for Kane, we got confirmation today when the end is enblazened with "Kane: Ressurected."
In order to ensure that there is a winner, the following match will be a NO Count Out, no DQ match.
Match 5: Zack Ryder vs. Mark Henry
Ryder is noticeably frightened, but down. He runs right into the wall of Henry and Henry clubs him down then kicks him a few times and drops a headbutt. Henry chokes up Ryder and Ryder stomps the foot of Henry! He gets in a flurry of hits but Henry just sends him to the mat. Henry sends Ryder to the corner then outside the apron and squashes his head against the mat. Ryder tries to get some kicks in and does, then slams Henry's ankle into the ring post. He runs into the ring and hits the Bro Kick! He goes to lift up Henry, but Henry pushes Ryder out. Here comes Cena! He's cheering Ryder on. Henry with a harsh clothesline. Cena runs into the ring! He lifts up Henry! Attitude Adjustment! He grabs Ryder and tosses Ryder over Henry! 1...2...3!!!!
Winner: Zack Ryder (**)
Awww, what a feel good moment! lol.
Ryder looks so elated to get a United States Championship shot....that type of excitement for a secondary title is almost unheard of and is kind of awesome to see. I like.
In the back, Vickie comes out the door of Johnny Ace to tell Ziggler that he couldn't get the decision reversed, but she found out who he is facing tonight...Sheamus. He and Swagger exchange pleasantries then Ziggler tells Swagger he doesn't want him ringside.
Match 6: Kevin Nash vs. Santino
Nash comes out with a sledgehammer. Just so you know. Nash with a knee to the chest of Santino. He drops an elbow to the back of Santino then hits a side slam into a pin for 1...2..NO. Santino kicks out. Nash its a Big Boot then drops the straps. He sets up for the Jacknife. Here it is. BAM. Pin for 1...2...3!
Winner: Kevin Nash (NR)
What did we really expect here?
Nash grabs the sledgehammer which is on the announce table outside. He lumbers back into the ring. Santino is pretty scared as Nash sizes him up. He is about to hit hum, but is really just toying with him. He raises the sledgehammer as ten people from the crowd boo. Nash leaves.
Backstage, CM Punk is talking to Evan Bourne. We can't hear what they are saying, but I can imagine that it's Punk telling Bourne how the Straight Edge lifestyle assures that he'll never be taking a 30 day vacation...
Match 6: Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
Ziggler ducks a lock up and laughs it off. He ducks again, smiling. Sheamus finds it just adorable. Lock up and Sheamus takes him down hard. He drops a forearm on Dolph' face then locks in a side headlock. Sheamus hits the ropes then a hard shoulder block. He hits the ropes and Dolph hops over then hits a dropkick and a pin for 1! Dolph gets Sheamus in the corner then slaps him in the face. Sheamus comes back with a hard right and slams dolph's headinto the corner Sheamus locks up Dolph on the ropes and bangs hard on the chest. That's called something, but I forgot. Sheamus with a suplex and a pin for 1...2..NO! Sheamus drives the knee into Ziggler but Ziggler hits a uppercut then a neckbreaker and a pin for 1...2..NO! Dolph with some kicks to the chest and face of the fallen Sheamus near the ropes. He goes behind with a cravat, breaking Sheamus down. Sheamus stands and rolls forward, flipping Ziggler over. Ziggler runs, Sheamus flips him over, but Ziggler floats out of it, hits the ropes...Fameasser! Pin for 1...2..NO SIR. Ziggler with a nice combo wrist and chin lock but Sheamus turns out of it and just tosses Ziggler forward. Sheamus with a rough axe handle, another, and one more! He sends Dolph to the corner and hits some hedbutts, some of which look relatively weak. Shemaus with a clothesline, then calls for the Celtic Cross. He lifts him up but Ziggler jumps over. Sheamus with a dash to Ziggler and Ziggler moves and tosses Sheamus to the corner.
Zack Ryder's music hits! He runs down the ramp and stops just short of the ring. ZIggler is yelling at him then turns right into the Brogue Kick!!! Sheamus pins. 1...2..3!!!!
Winner: Sheamus (***)
Ziggler can truly do no wrong in that damned ring. And Sheamus is no slouch, either! Good match.
After the match, Ryder goes into the ring and gives Dolph a Ruff Ryder! The crowd WOO WOO WOO's along with him, much to the chagrin to those who say Ryder isn't over...
This loss means that the main eventt for TLC will be CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. The Miz. Contract signing, up next.
The Miz and Del Rio are both in the ring with the table and clipboards. Johnny Ace gets an intro and here comes the oh so creative Interim General Manager. Ace man says it's an exciting time to be a part of the Universe. So many things have happened like the introduction of Brodus Clay...wait, when? He says next week is the Slammies and we have a match next week...Mark Henry vs. John Cena. But let's talk about tonight. The Miz and Alberto Del Rio will be facing CM Punk.
Punk's music hits, and here comes OUR WWE Champion!!! Punk moives the table to the edgemost side of the ring. He calls this the biggest WWE Cliche. They always end in a pier 6 brawl, and... (Continues on next page)