match is entitled the battle of Cleveland. He's grateful that it hasn't been titled the battle for Cleveland. The winner would be a loser, because everyone from Cleveland are losers.
We go to the announcers and they plug the WWE Network. We are then showed a video highlighting the Monday Night War.
Back in the arena, Fandango and Summer Rae make their way to the ring. He will be in one on one action after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, R-truth is in the ring with Fandango. They will go one on one.
R-Truth vs. Fandango
Both men lock up to start the match. R-Truth catches Fandango with a clothesline and follows it up with a back slide. R-Truth goes for a move but Fandango slides out of the ring toward the announce table. R-Truth gives chase, but Fandango catches Truth with a clothesline to the outside. Both men are now back in the ring. Fandango covers for a 2 count. Fandango hits a clothesline and covers for another 2 count. Fandango with a suplex and another cover for a 2 count. He now locks in a rear chin lock. Truth fights back to his feet, but Fandango knocks him back down. Truth gets whipped into the corner, and gives Fandango an elbow to the face. R-Truth connects with his modified stunner and covers for a 2 count. Fandango back on his feet and connects with a spinning heel kick for a close 2 count. Fandango goes to the top rope and jumps off, but Truth gets up and catches Fandango with the Little Jimmy for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall - R-Truth
We see Randy Orton in the back making his way to the ring. He will join us after the commercial break.
Back on Raw, we are joined by the General Manager of Raw, Brad Maddox. He introduces the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. Orton makes his way to the ring.
Orton starts by saying "the champ is here." He says last night he beat John Cena again, and left the rumble as the champion. He says all that matters is that he won the match. He says he got to work this morning, and found out he has to defend the title in the elimination chamber. He asks Brad if it was his idea, or The Authority's. He is cut off by the music of Batista. Batista makes his way to the ring.
Batista congratulates Orton on his win last night. Loud "DANIEL BRYAN" chants by the crowd. He syas he is here to win the rumble and to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He says he doesn't care who the champion is at Wrestlemania, he is going to walk out as the champion. Brock Lesnar's music starts up, and he and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring.
Paul Heyman introduces himself to Brad Maddox. He says that Brock's patience is running thin, and he wants Maddox to go back to the Authority and tell them they have 2 choices. They can make a match between Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar for the title, or they can make a match between Brock Lesnar and Batista. Heyman says he likes both suggestions, but it's not to him. Heyman and Brock want an answer tonight, or else. Heyman and Lesnar make their way out of the ring and up the ramp as Batista and Orton look on.
Back on Raw, Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. He will be going one on one with The Miz in "the battle of Cleveland."
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Both men lock up to start the match. Ziggler gains control with a headlock. Ziggler hits the ropes and connects with a shoulder block. Miz comes back with a knee to the gut. Miz charges in and hits his clothesline in the corner. Miz goes up top and jumps off, but Ziggler catches him with a shot and covers for a 2 count. Miz goes for the fameasser, but Miz moves. Ziggler jumps on Miz's back and locks in a sleeper hold. Miz fights back to his feet and backs Ziggler into the corner. Miz gets seperation and connects with a boot to the face. Miz covers for a 2 count. Miz sets Ziggler up for the skull crushing finale, but Ziggler counters into a rollup for a 2 count. Miz goes for the mizzard of oz, but Ziggler pushes him away. Miz takes him down and locks in the figure 4 leg lock. Ziggler gets to the ropes to break the hold. Miz pulls Ziggler to the middle and goes for the figure 4 again, but Dolph rolls him up for a 2 count. Both men up and Ziggler connects with the Zig Zag for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall - Dolph Ziggler
Back on Raw, Ryback and Curtis Axel are in the ring. They will be in tag team action against The Usos.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Usos
Jey Uso and Ryback start this match off. They lock up and Ryback tosses him into the corner. Jey fights out of the corner with right hands. Jey jumps into Rybacks arms and Ryback slams him in dueling corners multiple times. Ryback now tags in Axel. Axel lands some stiff kicks. Axel connects with a standing drop kick and poses or the crowd. Jey fights back to his feet with right hands, but Axel clubs Jey back to the mat. Axel starts biting the forehead of Jey in the ropes. Ryback now tags back in. Axel and Ryback with a double team move in the corner to Jey. Ryback lifts Jey up in a stalling suplex and hits it. Ryback covers or a 2 count. Ryback taunts Jey, but Jey starts fighting back. Ryback hits an elbow and right hand to gain control again. Axel now tags back in. Axel connects with a couple big chops in the corner. Ryback now tags back in. Ryback with a snapemare followed by a mule kick. Ryback now locks in a rear chin lock. Jey fights back to his feet with right hands. Ryback charges Jey in the corner but Jey moves and Ryback falls to the floor. Ryback tags in Axel, and he cuts off Jey from making a tag. Jey gets away and tags in Jimmy. Jimmy is on fire off the hot tag. Jimmy with a big uppercut followed by shots in the corner. Jimmy charges in and connects with the samoan drop. Ryback comes in off the blind tag. Ryback gets Jimmy up for the shell shock, but Jey blind tags in as well. Dueling superkicks followed by a splash off the top by Jimmy Uso give the Usos the... (Continues on next page)