Curtis AxelJoseph Curtis Hennig
- Birthdate: 10/1/1979 (age 35)
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 228 Ib
Joseph Hennig debuted in WWE in 2010, joining T...
We get an in memory of Mae Young right before the show. RIP.
Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel
They lock up, a test of strength contest until Kofi hits a shoulder block and Axel regroups. Kofi with a waiste lock, but Axel catches him with a right hand. Axel throws him into the ropes and Kofi hits an elbow for count of 1. Kofi with a kick to the leg then a spinning kick to the face for a count of 2. Kofi runs into a big boot and Axel runs out of the corner with a devastating clothesline. Axel uses the ropes to his advantage, then a stiff right hand. Axel throws him into the corner hard and Axel is in full control as the Kofi chants start up. Kofi with a brief offensive flurry, but runs into an elbow by Axel. Kofi fights out of a headlock with right hands. Kofi with a series of kicks and drop kick. He clotheslines Axel out of the ring then goes for a dive, but Axel moves. Back and forth and then Kofi nails a suicide dive to the outside. Back in the ring for a 2 count and Kofi is starting to get frustrated. Kofi throws him into the corner and goes for the kick, but blocked. Axle with an elbow to lead us to break.
We are back and Curtis Axel is still in control. He keeps beating him down as Kofi tries to mount an offensive attack. Axel with a drop kick as Kofi fires off the ropes. Kofi fires back and is on the attack. He lands a clothesline then the “Boom drop” he goes for the trouble in paradise, but blocked and then he hits the cross body for account of 2. Axel drives him into the corner, but Kofi fights back. He lands some right hands, but pushed off. Kofi goes for trouble in paradise, but accidentally hits the post. Back in the ring, Kofi rolls him up for the surprise 3 count.
Winner: Kingston in 14:08
After the match, Ryback comes down. He walks around the ring laughing his head off as Kofi looks on.
Damien Sandow Vs. Sin Cara
Sandow with clubbing shots and several kicks in the corner. Sandow throws him into the other corner, but Cara with a head take over. He lands a dive onto Sandow on the floor. Back in the ring, Cara runs into the corner, but is thrown face first off the turnbuckle. Sandow with shoulder blocks in the corner and land kicks. Sandow with an elbow the chest for a count of 2. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep followed by the big elbow for a count of 2. Sandow with a headlock, but Cara fights out. Sin Cara fights back and lands a clothesline followed by a cross-body. Cara with a head takeover then a chop to the chest of Damien Sandow. Sin Cara with the spring board elbow for a close count of 2. Ryback makes his way to the ring, but just walks around and goes to the back. They continue to fight and Cara goes to the top rope. He misses his finisher, but nails a drop kick. Cara with chops in the corner and is thrown into the corner where he lands a kick. Sandow with a reversal and hits his finisher for the win.
Winner: Sandow in 4:02
WWE Network video package that we have seen before is shown.
3MB is backstage with Brad Maddox and they are in a tag match against the Prime Time Players tonight.
Bad News Barrett is out and does a promo saying he will be in the Royal Rumble.
Prime Time Players vs. 3MB
Young and McIntyre lock up, Tom Phillips notes that Drew McIntyre is a former Intercontinental champion. Quick tags by 3MB with landing right hands and some dancing. McIntyre with a big suplex for a count of 2. Drew locks in a headlock, but Young fights out with right hands. Young fires out of the corner, but eats a drop kick. Young rolls up McIntyre for the 3 count.
Winners: PTP In 1:45
Heath Slater demanded a re-start of this match, but is instead they make a six man tag with El Torito and Los Matadores taking on 3MB.
Los Matadores and El Torito Vs. 3MB
Drew starts things off for...