elbows. Shots to the ribs by Barrett, then a headbutt. Tatsu tried to get back into it with kicks, but Barrett gave Tatsu a kick of his own to the mid-section. Hard forearm shot right to the head finished it.
WINNER: Barrett, at 1:49. An okay return for Barrett; effective, but nothing really memorable about it.
After the match, Barrett grabbed a mic. He said taking part in meaningless matches like that doesn’t interest him. In fact, it nearly bores him to tears. Barrett wanted to be in the thick of the title action, and said he’s open for business.
- Sheamus was walking backstage. The main event is next.
- Alberto Del Rio was introduced first. He came out in his car, then accompanied Otunga to the ring. Del Rio actually looks really good as a second in that suit.
6 – DAVID OTUNGA vs. SHEAMUS
Sheamus caught an Otunga punch and clotheslined Otunga. Otunga ducked a Brogue Kick, sending Sheamus to the apron. Otunga then kicked Sheamus in the leg to send him to ringside. Del Rio was watching from a seat next to the announcers. Diving shoulder tackle by Otunga back in the ring, for a one-count. Sheamus came back with an Irish Hammer and a knee-lift. Forearms to the chest of Otunga, in the section of the ring closest to the announcers (and Del Rio). Sheamus hit White Noise, then set for the Brogue Kick. Before he could hit the move, Booker interrupted on the mic and announced that the Brogue Kick is now banned. Dude has like three finishers anyway, so this really shouldn’t be a big deal. Del Rio laughed at ringside as Sheamus bantered with him. Otunga was still down. Del Rio headed to the back as Otunga jumped Sheamus, only to fall victim to the Irish Curse back-breaker. Texas cloverleaf locked in and Otunga tapped.
WINNER: Sheamus, at 4:59.
Sheamus celebrated in the ring to close the show.