cheers a bit, and says that he will cut to the chase. Everyone wants to know if he will retire. They chant NO for him, and he says that there is one thing you learn is to never say never. At the beginning, he wanted to do two simple things. Step foot in the ring and create something no one would forget. The other was to retire from all of this before it retired him. That being said, everyone comes to a cross road in their career, and you have to ask yourself, is it time. Because you cannot fight time, it will always win. He never wanted to be the guy that was just hanging out, never hanging on too long, the guy that was waiting for the nostalgia pop. T not just get into the ring for a check, to be the guy that was too beat up and crippled inside to hold his own kids. He never wanted to be the punch-drunk fighter that couldn't have a life when it was done. But he is at that cross road, and Lesnar has made him ask the question, is he done? He just doesn't know. He is beat up, tired, and broken again. But he wanted to come into the ring and wanted to be the Game, the King of Kings, to be Triple H. He wants to say he will kick Lesnar's ass because that is what he does. But he can't say that. The truth is because he doesn't know if he can. Brock Lesnar has forced him to look into himself and ask, "Am I done?" If he cannot say that he can come back and beat Lesnar and to come back and be better than before, then maybe he has answered his own question. Crowd chants, "YOU CAN DO IT!" Maybe the crowd is right, but while he is out here, he can take a minute to say something. He can say thank you. Whether you love or hate the guys that step into the ring, they do so for one reason. They sacrifice it all for the entertainment of the fans. Everyone in the back stands there and waits for the music to hit, when they are alone, they question if anyone will care. For his career, when he walked out, he knew they cared. That always got him through it. When muscles were torn, bones broken, what got him trough it, was the fans. He thanks them again and says thanks for letting him play the game. He says he will not forget the fans, and hopefully, if he has succeeded, they will never forget him. "Thank You." The crowd chants "Thank You Hunter" as he sheds a tear.
-Jericho's entrance music hits, and it is just Dolph Ziggler playing with the crowd. Ziggler asks if we were expecting someone else, and then says we will not see Jericho because he cost Jericho his WWE contract. And we will never, EVER, see Jericho again.
Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus
And here we go with Ziggler and Orton to begin. Lock up, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Orton. Counters, and a clothesline by Orton. Slingshot suplex by Orton, and Del Rio in and Orton tosses him to the floor. Sheamus off the apron with a shoulder block to Del Rio, and a powerslam by Orton to Ziggler. We head to a commercial @ 1:00.
We are back from commercial @ 4:00, with Del Rio beating down Orton on the floor. Back into the ring, tag to Ziggler and they lays the boots to Orton. Elbow drop by Orton and a cover gets 2. Ziggler works the chinlock, Orton gets to his feet and elbows out. Ziggler battles back and covers Orton for 2. Tag to Del Rio, kicks to Orton and a cover for 1. Orton fights back again on Del Rio, to the corner and Orton side steps a charge and rolls up Del Rio for 2. Orton tosses Del Rio to the floor, Sheamus looks for a tag, and Ricardo helps del Rio back into the ring. Sheamus and Ziggler with tags, Sheamus takes over and cleans house on both guys. Ziggler escapes white noise, but hits the Irish curse for 2 as Del Rio makes a save. Ricardo slide sin the MITB case, Orton makes the save, Brogue kick to Ziggler and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sheamus and Randy Orton @ 9:00 via pin
-Lawler talks with Cena backstage, and says he needs to face Punk on his own. Lawler says if Cena gets involved, he will always hear it from Punk. Lawler says he is doing this for himself, and Cena wishes him luck.
-Kane makes his way to the ring. Josh Matthews is nervous about this, due t the Summerslam attack. Matthews bails, and Kane joins the commentary team.
Zack Ryder vs. David Otunga
Otunga attacks early, working over Ryder. To the corner, rights by Otunga and then a whip to the other corner. Clothesline by Otunga, and a cover gets 2. Chinlock by Otunga, Ryder works to his feet, and Kane sits saying nothing on commentary. Suplex by Otunga, and a cover gets 2. Otunga back to the chinlock, Ryder escapes and fights back. To the corner, back elbow by Ryder and then Otunga levels him. Ryder escapes a clothesline, hits the rough Ryder and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Zack Ryder @ 2:00 via pin
-After the match Kane enters the ring to chokeslam Ryder, but instead lets him go and chokeslams Otunga.
-Dolph Ziggler will face Randy Orton Friday on Smackdown.
-The Punk vs. Lawler match will be a… cage match!
-AJ skips out and says regardless of the result tonight, Punk will defend the WWE Title at Night of Champions against her choice of opponent, John Cena.
-Ominous music plays and the cage lowers.
It's MAIN EVENT time!!
Non-Title Cage Match: CM Punk © vs. Jerry Lawler
Punk offers Lawler the first punch, and Lawler initially declines, but Punk insists. Lawler levels Punk with a right, and Punk backs off to the corner. Punk now attacks with leg kicks, and then rights in the corner on Lawler. Neck breaker by Punk, and then clubbing rights follow. Chinlock by Punk, Lawler to his feet and Punk then slams him down to the mat. Kicks by Punk, and says he is the new King of Memphis. Rights by Punk, and then back to the chinlock. Lawler escapes to his feet, but Punk slams him to the mat. Punk looks to climb, Lawler up to his feet, and Punk drops to the mat and chases Lawler down and hits a basement dropkick. Punk to the top, crotched by Lawler, and he crawls for the cage door. Punk stops that,... (Continues on next page)