rolls him back in for a series of 1 counts. Headlock by Sandow, but Sheamus finally counters with a back suplex. Sheamus rolls back with some Irish hammers, a knee lift, and a Finlay Roll. Sandow goes to the ropes and hot shots Sheamus. Sheamus tries to powerslam, but Sandow counters out and hits a jumping neckbreaker for two. Sheamus counters a corner charge and floats up to the top turnbuckle for a shoulder block for a CLOSE two count. White Noise and Brogue kick miss, Sandow tries to get out, but Sheamus traps him for his 10 shots. As he tries to get Sandow back in the ring, Cody attempts to jump him, but gets knocked down and tossed into the ring by Sheamus. The world champ lines the Rhodes Scholars up and nails a DOUBLE Brogue Kick, pinning Sandow for the three count. I agree with JR, that was a career-making match for Sandow right there.
- JR Appreciation Night is UP NEXT!
- Michael Cole introduces JR as a three-decade voice of WWE who made every match he called just a little more special. JR comes down to the ring. Cole asks him how it feels to be in front of his hometown crowd on a night like this. Before JR can respond, however, out comes WWE Champion CM Punk. I don't think this was the special guest Cole and JR had in mind. Punk tells Cole to leave and mocks the Oklahoma audience. He asks why people think he's a bad guy, and asks people to chant him and admits he respects JR as a great commentator. However, he feels the audience doesn't know a thing about respecting someone like Punk. He feels they turned his back on him, and "asks" JR to help him teach the audience about respect. JR's glad Punk's not out to embarrass him, as Punk's already done a good job of embarrassing and making an ass out of himself. Punk wonders why JR would say that when Punk came out and praised him in his hometown, unlike other occasions in Oklahoma City. He mocks JR's call of "Stone Cold" and tells JR that he neither nor Jerry Lawler can help Ross. Punk says 3:16 used to mean Austin kicks your ass, but now it means 316 days of Punk as the Best in the World. He "asks" JR again to say he's the best in the world. JR says he won't say it. JR says he's been blessed to call some of the best main events in WWE's history. He says Stone Cold and others didn't asked to be best in the world, they earned it. The only way he'll say it is if Punk accepts Cena's challenge at Hell In The Cell. Until then, they have nothing to talk about. Punk knocks off JR's hat and steps on it. He rips on the OKC Thunder for losing out on the NBA Finals, stating they don't get a second chance like Cena has. He's never run away from a fight, but suggests JR should before Punk hurts him. JR tries to leave, but Punk grabs him and tells him that he will walk up the ramp, eyes shut and head down or Punk will put him down. JR starts to go up the ramp...FEED ME MORE!!! Ryback marches down to face Punk in the ring. The two have a stare down, but Punk slowly shuffles out of the ring and up the ramp, shouting he's the best in the world.
- I'm glad they averted the usual hometown humiliation for JR, but I feel like that could've been a good spot for Jack Swagger to return and make the save, given his Okie roots.
- An advert for WWE's Tribute to the Troops, with Kid Rock's "Let's Ride" as the theme song for the patriotic event.
- As Alberto Del Rio enters for his match, we go back to last Friday with Del Rio's assault on Orton, which partially led to Orton losing his match against Big Show. A WWE.com exclusive shows another assault by Del Rio on Orton following the match
Alberto Del Rio v. Kofi Kingston w/R-Truth
Kofi starts off with some jumps and leaps, hitting a jumping elbow. Del Rio clotheslined over the top rope, and Kofi hits a senton over the top rope onto Del Rio as we go to break...
Back from the break with Del Rio locking Kingston in an abdominal stretch. Kofi hip tosses out. Kick countered into a chop by Kofi, followed by a dropkick, Superman punch, and the Boom Drop. Trouble in Paradise misses, Del Rio runs into a slingshot kick, but Kofi misses the crossbody off the ropes. Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker for the tap out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- Backstage with AJ and the executive coach, who's making some suggestions for AJ. AJ agrees, and even thinks of making the main event tag match special by inserting the executive coach himself as the special ref. The executive doesn't seem to like the idea. AJ switches moods, telling the man off as she feels a coach can't be a coach unless he's been a player, and the executive has never been a player. She tells him to get out of her sight and the hell of out her arena. So..is he reffing the match or not?
Non-Title Tag Team Match: Team HELL NO v. WWE Champion CM Punk & Dolph Ziggler
We come back from commercial with all four men at ringside when Justin Roberts announces a special ref for the match...AJ! Oh boy, this will NOT end well. Kane and Ziggler start out. Scoop slam by Kane and a elbow for two. Whip to the corner, Kane misses, Dolph tries to kick him, but eats an uppercut and is sent to the outside. Bryan makes the blind tag and he and Kane argue as we go to our final commercial break...
Back from the break as Ziggler has a sleeper hold on Kane. Kane backs him into the corner, but Ziggler hits a dropkick for two. Ziggler jaws to Bryan, but Kane uppercuts him. Kane tags in Bryan, and slings him into a dropkick on Ziggler for two. He tags Kane right back in, who whips ZIggler off the ropes, but gets hit with a DDT by Ziggler. Punk tags in, hits a couple of high knees, but Kane nails a side slam to counter the bulldog, followed by a top rope clothesline. Bryan blind tags in, he and Kane argue again, and Punk blindsides him. Whip reversed by Bryan, who hits a lariat, then laces into Punk with some kicks. He knocks Ziggler off the ring, only to get waylayed by a Punk roundhouse. Ziggler tags in and tosses Bryan to the... (Continues on next page)