Airdate: Monday, May 28th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA
Results by Tony Acero
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We start with a nice little dedication to the fallen soldiers of America, then segue into the storyline of a man who played a Marine, quite horribly; John Cena. Slideshow recap of the match and Big Show ruining all the fun. This leads into last week when Show knocked Cena out in the back, finally putting us into the present, with The Big Show making his entrance.
Again, Cole calls Show's knockout punch the "darkest day in WWE history." Wow. Show is all smiles, he claims that this is him doing his job. It was easy making us smile. He truly didn't mind doing it, but it was nothing but a calculated business decision. He was a business man who just happened to be a giant. He claims that he no longer has to wear the smile, though, because of his iron clad contract. Loud pro-Cena chant from out of nowhere. He claims that he is not an entertainer, he is a giant. He claims that there is no NFL player, NBA player, no phony UFC fighter and certainly not anyone in the WWE that is in his league.Show claims that perhaps this is why no one came to his defense. Just minutes after he was begging, Brodus Clay is dancing his ass off in the ring, along with children, without a care in the world.
He brings up Kofi and Truth, and how they just went along with the motions. It was easy for all of us just to move on, according to Show. He calls the crowd shallow and phony, but even after all of this there is one guy that disappointed Show more than all of us, and that's John Cena. He thought Cena was going to create a locker room mutiny to get Show hired right back on the spot, but instead he did....Show points to the "great" promo of John Cena and his consistent dropping of "Loser." Damn, Show, you had to bring that up? Show said that Cena made jokes instead of trying to get Show's job back. He supposes he is nothing but a joke to all of us. Just one big joke. Cena hurt him when Cena decided he didn't care, and last week, Show hurt Cena. He knocked Cena out twice within 24 hours. This is nothing compared to No Way Out, though, because Cena won't be standing across the ring from a business man, it will be across the ring from an unstoppable giant.
Match 1: Santino Marella vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio is quick on the attack, kicking Santino in the corner then bringing him in the center of the ring to hammer away on his face. He runs to the corner and Santino dodges, then hits an arm drag. Headbutt to the fallen Del RIo. Santino calls for the Cobra, but Del Rio kicks then quickly locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Santino taps out quickly.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio (NR)
Afterwards, Del Rio removes the cobra sleeve then Ricardo Rodriguez announces him as the winner all up in the grill of Santino.
Backstage, Alex Riley is telling Eve that she's doing a fantastic job. From behind, Big Show is here. Eve tells Show that he gets to pick his opponent tonight. Riley looks over to Show. He tells him to take it easy, then says that for the record, he doesn't think it was right what Johnny Ace did and he admires Show. Big Show says he's not picking Riley, but there is a message he wants to send to the locker room. He slams Riley against the concrete wall, totally messing up his headphones in the process.
Match 2: World Tag Team Championship Match:
Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger vs. R-Truth and Kofi Kingston
Kofi and Swagger lock up to start. Swagger misses a corner hit and Kofi dropkicks his ass. Kofi tags Truth then they double team Swagger with a double arm drag. Truth wants to know what's up. He's so excited that he does the splits, a juke and jive and finally a leg drop.Pin for 1...2..NO! Swagger is up and whips Truth. Truth holds onto the ropes, pop lock and drops it, then sends Swagger to the outside. In comes Ziggler and Kofi and Truth knock him out of the ring with a double baseball slide as we go to our break.
We're back live, and Swagger has a double chickenwing locked in on Kofi. It looks like during the break, Dolph distracted Kofi, leading to the upperhand. Kofi...