slaps Brodus, and Clay freaks out. Clay slams Miz's face into the corner turnbuckle repeatedly. Miz is able to catch Brodus with a kick to the face and snaps his throat across the top rope. Brodus comes back, pulling back on Miz's arms and head butting him in the back.
Brodus sends Miz to the outside and follows. He tries to slam Miz into the ring post, but Miz drops down and pushes Clay into the post instead. Miz sends Clay back into the ring and heads up to the top, delivering a double axe handle smash. Miz hits another, then boots Brodus in the face, getting a one count before being pushed off. Miz lock in a rear chin lock, but Brodus is quick to power out of it. Clay hits Miz with a couple of dropkicks and a big head butt. Clay runs into a big boot and heads to the top, but he's stopped by Brodus. Clay heads to the top and hits a super fall away slam. Clay hits the big splash and pins Miz for three.
Winner: Brodus Clay
Following the match, Clay and his dancers have a bunch of kids in the ring to do the funkasaurus dance and hop around the ring.
- Hawkins and Ryder are shown taking signs from plans, quite a few of which are obviously planted.
- Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Christian
Cody is the firs man out of the ring. Rhodes says his family and the Carolinas go way back, but when he was a kid, his dad would never let him come to shows in North Carolina, and he understands why now. He says he's a better man for not having grown up around them, and he's a better man than Christian, saying to watch him prove it.
Christian is out to the ring next, and Captain Charisma gets a pretty good reaction from the crowd.
The bell rings and Rhodes kicks Christian in the gut and goes right to work with a series of right hands. Rhodes beats on Christian in the corner before dropping him with a front suplex. Christian comes back, knocking Cody to the mat before sending him from the ring. Christian launching himself through the ropes with a big dropkick that takes Rhodes into the barricade. Rhodes comes back, sending Christian into the ring steps hard. Rhodes sends things back into the ring where he hits a big Russian leg sweep that's good for a two count. Rhodes locks in a shoulder submission.
Cody takes Christian out and goes for the pin, but is only able to get a two count. Cody stomps at Christian wearing him out before hitting him with forearms and stomps in the corner. Christian fights back and heads out to the apron. Rhodes is quick to stop him and the two men head up to the top rope where Rhodes hits a superplex. Rhodes doesn't land nicely and he grabs his head. Christian rolls up Rhodes for a near fall, but Rhodes comes right back with a couple of kicks. Christian sends himself and Rhodes to the outside with a big clothesline over the top rope.
Rhodes sends things back into the ring for another near fall. Rhodes heads up to the middle rope, but leaps off into a fist to the gut. Christian catches Rhodes with a couple of boots to the face and a missile dropkick for a two count. Christian tries for a killswitch, but Rhodes fights it off. Christian hits a drop toe hold to send Rhodes into the ropes. Christian tries for a cross body, but misses and is rolled up for a two count. Rhodes pushes Christian into the corner. Christian tries for the tornado DDT, but Rhodes pushes him away. Rhodes heads to the top for a moonsault press, but still only gets two.
Christian pushes Rhodes into the corner and hits the killswitch. He pins the champ for three and this one is over.
Winner and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion: Christian
Josh Matthews is backstage with CM Punk. They look at what happened on Smackdown in Punk's match with Kane where Bryan got Punk DQ'ed and attacked by Kane. Punk says he feels like crap, and the only reason he's still standing here is because at the end of the night John Laurinaitis will be out of a job. He says he's known Daniel Bryan for ten years, and if you had told Vince McMahon that they'd be main eventing a PPV for the WWE Championship, he'd have asked who they were. He says the fact that they wrestle at such a high level should be a triumph for both of them. He starts to say what tonight will be, but he's interrupted by AJ, who says it'll be a lot of fun to watch. She wishes Punk good luck.
WWE Championship Match
- CM Punk (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings, and they test each other out. Bryan blocks a couple of kicks from Punk, and they tie up in the ropes. Bryan locks on a headlock, and Punch pushes him off. Bryan hits a shoulderblock, but it then taken over with a hip toss. Punk takes Bryan into the corner and ties up his leg in the ropes, kicking at his knee. Punk takes Bryan over with a head lock takeover. Bryan fights up, and Punk takes him over again. Bryan fights out of the hold, but Punk kicks at his knee. Punk continues the assault, kicking at his knee and hitting a kneeDT.
Bryan backs Punk up, kicking him into the corner and backflipping over him, but another kick to the back of the leg takes Bryan to the mat. Punk locks in a submission hold focusing on the knee, kicking at Bryan's knee. Bryan mounts Punk and blasts him with some nasty elbows, then kicks at him, hits a big upper cuts and sends him into the ropes. Bryan misses a dropkick, and Punk hits a curb stomp! Punk pins Bryan for a two count.
Punk picks Bryan up and sends him over the top rope to the outside. Bryan ducks a baseball slide and backs Punk into the barricade hard. Bryan suplexes Punk on top of the barricade and hits him with a dropkick to the face to send him into the timekeeper's area. Bryan sends Punk into the ring and heads to the top to hit a giant missile dropkick. Bryan pins Punk for a two count. Bryan hits Punk with a couple of nasty kicks to the side before hitting a snap mare and trapping Punk's arms in a seated abdominal stretch. Punk kicks at... (Continues on next page)