Bryan let his anger get the better of him after the match, yelling and kicking the ropes in the middle of the ring.
- Randy Orton was walking backstage. He’s in action next.
- Damien Sandow interrupted Lilian Garcia. He had something important to say of course. He said he lost a match by count-out last week, but Booker T. put him in a match he was not prepared for. Sandow said he didn’t have the proper amount of time to prepare for his opposition. He was disgusted about Touts and Tweets that called him a coward. He continued to defend his actions and send those who use social media are the real cowards. He said no fan dare call him craven to his face. Sandow continued his rant, saying Albert Einstein certainly didn’t Tout upon his discovery of the theory of relatively. Finally, Randy Orton’s music interrupted and he came to the ring.
Orton said he’s not here to add to the discussion, but to fight. Orton told Booker to give his scheduled opponent the night off so that he can face Sandow. Sandow protested, to no avail.
3 – DAMIEN SANDOW vs. RANDY ORTON
As soon as the match began, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero walked to the ring. The bell rang before Ziggler and Vickie came to the ring and again when they got to ringside, so the first one must’ve been a mistake. Ziggler joined commentary and Cole called him Mr. Money in the Bank, and Ziggler said “that’s my father’s name.” Orton began with a shoulder knock-down and Sandow decided to take a breather. On a whip into the buckle, Sandow slid and went under the bottom rope. He circled the ring and climbed the stairs to come back in. Sandow escaped the back-breaker and went to ringside, where Orton took Sandow’s head off with a clothesline. Ziggler stood atop the announce desk to distract Orton, allowing Sandow to back Orton spine-first into the ring post. Sandow even seemed surprised at this development and after backing off, went in to ram Orton’s head into the post. They cut to break at 4:01 with both men back in the ring.
They returned at 7:32 with Sandow snap-maring Orton. After a missed corner charge from Sandow, Orton began his comeback. Vintage Orton DDT. Again Sandow left the ring, but this time, he ran all the way up the ramp and to the backstage area.
WINNER: Orton, via count-out, at 9:56. Two high-profile opponents two weeks in a row for Sandow.
Orton cut off Ziggler and Vickie as they were going around ringside to head to the back. Orton knocked Ziggler on his back with a punch, then threw him into the ring. Ziggler took the fight to Orton, but Orton powerslammed him. Before he could hit the RKO, Sandow sprinted back to the ring to turn Orton around. Sandow received an RKO for his troubles, but Ziggler managed to escape.
- The announcers again wondered whether Otunga could convince Booker to ban the Brogue Kick.
- In the trainer’s room, Otunga showed Booker X-Rays of a “normal” neck and what Rodriguez’s looked like post-Brogue Kick. Otunga said he had a doctor who could testify to the damage suffered by Rodriguez. Otunga said he’d sue Booker, Teddy Long, Eve and WWE. Booker again said he’d think about it, but then put Otunga in a match…against Sheamus. Booker continued studying the images after Otunga walked out.
- R-Truth and Kofi Kingston came to the ring to observe the next match. The participants were already in the ring.
4 – THE USOS vs. THE PRIME TIME PLAYERS vs. PRIMO & EPICO – TRIPLE-THREAT MATCH TO DETERMINE THE #1 CONTENDERS TO THE TAG TEAM TITLES
Each member of a team had a man in the ring. Primo and Jey fought over a pin on Darren Young early on. Epico and Primo did a number on Jey in their corner. Titus got the tag from Young and he showed off his power. Impressive slam on Epico. Northern Lights suplex by Young on Epico for two. Tornado DDT by Epico to turn the tide; then he collided with Jey on a double clothesline. All three men were down at 2:45. Jimmy came in and took the fight to both men. As per the usual, most ended up being sent to ringside. Jimmy hit Young with a Samoan Drop, then flew over the top and onto O’Neil and Epico after a tag. Primo tripped up Jey on the top rope. Young gave his finisher to Primo, but Jey hit a splash on Primo. He went for a cover, Young pulled him off and tossed him out of the ring and made the pin.
WINNERS: Prime Time Players, at 4:21. I despise that Triple Threat finish. Lazy, lazy, lazy.
The new old challengers jawed with the champions after the match.
- Sheamus vs. David Otunga is still to come.
- Next, the latest chapter of the Cena vs. Punk feud.
- “Champions,” featuring Kevin Rudolf, Limp Bizkit, Birdman, and Lil Wayne, is the Night of Champions theme.
- The Raw Rebound aired.
- A graphic aired plugging Punk vs. Cena at Night of Champions. They showed Tweets from various wrestlers reacting to Paul Heyman joining forces with C.M. Punk.
- Once again, the announcers talked about Booker’s Brogue Kick decision, and his choice to put Otunga in a match with Sheamus.
- They showed a Tout from Eve, who is overseas, discussing Smackdown events.
- Long and Kaitlyn were discussing the possible Otunga lawsuit backstage when Ziggler and Vickie walked up. They wanted a face-to-face with Booker after what Orton did to Ziggler tonight. Ziggler wanted a shot at Orton at Night of Champions. Long said he’d advise Booker to grant Ziggler’s wish. Ziggler said by Night of Champions, he’ll already be champion. Vickie got in a zinger on Long before they walked up.
- Up next, Wade Barrett’s return.
5 – YOSHI TATSU vs. WADE BARRETT
No entrance for Tatsu. Barrett has new music. Again. He looks good with the beard. Knees to the face of Tatsu while Tatsu was caught in the ropes, even though it was obvious the knees were hitting Tatsu’s... (Continues on next page)