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Sin Cara and Hennig start the match, and it’s Sin Cara with the early offense to leave Hennig scrambling back to his corner. DiBiase makes the tag, but he fares no better against the high-flying offense of Sin Cara. 2 minutes into the match Sin Cara hits a Tornado DDT before climbing to the top rope. Vickie hops into the apron and distracts the referee, allowing Hennig to run across the apron and push Sin Cara from the top rope into the barricade at ringside.
DiBiase gets Sin Cara back in the ring and the Tag Champs spend several minutes working him over, isolating him from Mysterio. Hennig hits the McGillicutter at 6 minutes but Mysterio breaks up the count, getting cheers from the crowd. Hennig argues with the referee about Mysterio’s interference, giving Sin Cara enough time to get to his feet and score an Enziguri. Both men slowly crawl to their respective corners and tag in their partners.
Mysterio in on the hot tag scores signature offense to DiBiase, a Hurricanrana getting him a close 2 count. Hennig looks to get involved but Mysterio dropkicks him out of the ring, the crowd is fired up as Rey scores with the drop-toe hold to DiBiase. He hits the 619!
Cole: “Mysterio hits the 619, he’s going to regain the titles for his team!”
Rey climbs to the top rope and looks to drop the dime, but Vickie manages to reach into the ring and pull DiBIase away from the contact. The referee sees this and ejects Vickie from ringside. DiBiase looks to take advantage, but again is set up for the 619. Rey scores for the second time and climbs to the top rope… but his partner Sin Cara pushes him from the ropes and sends him crashing to the mat!
JR: “What the hell!? Sin Cara just shoved Mysterio from the top rope, what the hell was that!?”
The crowd boo loudly as DiBiase tags in Hennig, who scores the PerfectPlex. Sin Cara doesn’t try to break up the pin and the champions retain.
Sheamus and Young lock up, and it’s Sheamus with the early advantage after a series of shoulder tackles. Young rolls out of the ring and seeks the advice of O’Neil as Sheamus sells frustration in the ring. Young re-enters and again they tie up, this time Young takes control with a headlock, but this is countered by Sheamus into a back drop. Young again bails the ring and the crowd boo as O’Neil gives him another pep talk.
Young slides back into the ring and charges at Sheamus, but the Irishman throws him over the top rope. Young lands on the apron, and Sheamus does his trademark “ten club” shots as the crowd cheer. Young falls to the floor on the outside.
On the opposite side of the ring, Titus hops the apron and talks trash to Sheamus. Sheamus confidently approaches O’Neil and tells him to step into the ring. O’Neil and Sheamus continue to talk trash as Young re-enters the ring – he looks to hit Sheamus from behind, but he moves out of the way and Young sends Titus crashing to the floor. The crowd cheer as Young turns around and walks right into White Noise. Sheamus signals for the Brogue Kick as a dizzy Young gets back to his feet, and Sheamus blasts him with his finisher. Cover and the 3 for Sheamus.
The bell sounds and once again Langston and Henry go face-to-face in a stare-down. Henry strikes first with two powerful right hands, Langston ducks the third and responds with his own series of rights. Henry blocks and delivers a headbut, knocking down Langston. The crowd cheers as Henry yells at Langston to get up, and Big E looks shaken at Henry’s fire.
Langston is up and the pair go for a test of strength, but Langston knees Henry in the guy and delivers an elbow to the back of Henry’s head. The crowd boo as Langston mocks Henry, telling him to get up. Henry does so, but Langston scoops him up and delivers a bodyslam which shakes the ring and pops the crowd.
JR: “Oh my God look at the power of Langston!”
Big E goes for the cover, but Henry kicks out at 2. Langston responds with a running splash, but again Henry kicks out. Frustration starts to sink in and Big E slams the mat. He drags Henry to his feet and whips him into the corner before landing a running splash. Langston then climbs to the second turnbuckle and delivers 9 right hands to the top of Henry’s head, but Henry blocks the tenth and headbuts Langston. Henry slips out between Langston’s legs and hits him in the back. More blows from Henry before he joins Langston on the middle rope, both men with their back to the ring.
Cole: “This doesn’t look good, both these men going up high…”
Henry scores with a backdrop from the second rope, both men are down from the massive impact and the crowd cheer. The ref starts a count, there is no sign of life from either man initially but both get to their feet just before the 10. Langston looks for right hand, Henry blocks and body slams Langston. Henry is fired up and, with enormous strength, picks Langston up and gets him up in the gorilla press! The crowd goes nuts as Henry throws Langston over the top rope and onto the floor.
JR: “Look at Henry, oh my God! Have you ever seen anything like this Michael, Henry just lifted 300+ pounds over his head and threw Langston out of the ring!”
Henry yells “that’s what I do” as the ref starts the 10 count, but as he gets to 8 Henry decides that’s not how he wants to win the match. He exits the ring and delivers a blow to the back of Langston, keeping him down on the outside. Henry then throws a glance at the steel stairs. He smiles and pulls Langston to his feet. He looks to whip Langston into the stairs, but Big E over-powers him and sends Henry the opposite way and into the barricade at ringside. Langston then explodes at Henry and spears him through the barricade and into the crowd!
Cole: “Oh my word! The WWE Universe is on it’s feet, Langston with a massive, massive spear that sends Henry through the barricade!”
The ref is up to 4 with his count as Langston struggles to his feet. He makes it back to the ring at 7, Henry remains down on the floor and is unable to get back to the ring as the ref makes it to 10 and counts Henry out.
Raw returns and the match is underway. Sandow has removed his shirt and jacket and wrestles in his suit trousers. He is working over Ryder as the announcers welcome fans back to the show. Sandow continues his offence as Cody is shown watching on at ringside.
At 4 minutes, Sandow whips Ryder into the corner. He runs at him, but Ryder gets his feet up and knocks Sandow down. Ryder hops to the middle rope and delivers a dropkick as Sandow gets back to his feet. Ryder scrambles for a cover, but Sandow kicks out at 2. Ryder pulls Sandow to his feet and whips him into the corner before scoring with a running forearm smash. Sandow drops into position for the Broski Boot, and Ryder connects! The crowd cheer as Ryder looks for the cover… 1… 2… Sandow gets his foot on the bottom rope.
Ryder sells despair before signalling for the Rough Ryder. Sandow groggily pulls himself up on the ropes, Ryder looks to hit his finisher, but Sandow counters and hands Ryder up on the top rope. Ryder rebounds backwards right into a Russian Legsweep, before Sandow connects with the Elbow Of Distain. He goes for the cover… 1… 2… Ryder powers out before the 3!
Sandow protests with the refere, believing he had the match won. Ryder rolls Sandow up from behind, but the champion kicks out. Both men get to their feet, but it’s Sandow who scores with a kick to the midsection before nailing Ryder with the Terminus. He covers Ryder in the middle of the ring… 1… 2… 3!
Morrison enters the ring and we’re underway, but Barrett takes immediate control, charging Morrison into the corner and delivering a series of shoulder-rams to the midsection. Barrett with a clothesline to Morrison, before he applies a headlock. Morrison looks to fight out of it and pushes Barrett into the ropes, but Barrett scores with a big boot on the rebound and Morrison is down again. Barrett looks fired up as he picks Morrison up and delivers a standing suplex. He goes for the cover, but only gets the 2.
Cole: “Impressive start here by Barrett, he looks more determined than he has of late and that is bad news for Morrison.”
JR: “Absolutely, Barrett was 100% correct when he was talking about how dangerous he is.”
Barrett continues to beat down on Morrison with a viciousness that gives Morrison no time to try and fight back, and Barrett scores with a back body drop for another 2 count.
Cole: “Morrison just can’t get out of the gate here!”
Morrison mounts a comeback at 5 minutes with a series of dropkicks, but as he runs at Barrett he is met with Winds Of Change. Barrett rolls up his elbow pad and signals for the Bullhammer… but Morrison ducks and scores with a Pele kick. Barrett falls to the mat and Morrison sees there is a chance for Starship Pain… but Barrett gets the knees up to counter. Both men to their feet, but Barrett connects with the Bullhammer. Barrett gets the 3 in the middle of the ring to boos from the crowd.
Christian and Cesaro start the match off, but Cesaro become distracted by some words from McIntyre and it allows Christian to take control early on. A series of dropkicks is followed by a backdrop. Christian tags in McIntyre, but Cesaro begs off before tagging in Del Rio. Del Rio walks straight into a big boot from McIntyre, and the Scot control the next minute of the match.
McIntyre whips Del Rio into the corner and tags Christian back in, Christian scores with a Tornado DDT out of the corner and goes for the cover… but Cesaro breaks up the count. Christian stares down Cesaro for the interference, and the momentary distraction allows Del Rio to hit the Backstabber. Cesaro immediately demands to be tagged in and goes to work on Christian with boots to the back. Cesaro pulls him up and scores with a German suplex, goes for the bridging cover, but Christian kicks out.
Cesaro picks Christian up and drops him hard with a bodyslam. He repeats for a second time. He looks for a third bodyslam, but Christian slips out the bad and hits a falling inverted DDT. Christian shakes off the cobwebs, but instead of going for a tag he climbs to the top rope. He waits for Cesaro to get to his feet and looks for a cross body, but Cesaro nails a massive European Uppercut! The crowd pops as Cesaro scrambles for the cover… but McIntyre hits the ring and makes the save. McIntyre looks for a FutureShock on Cesaro, but Cesaro backdrops him out of the ring. He returns to Christian and signals for the Neutraliser, but Christian pops up with a Killswitch! The crowd is hot as Christian and Cesaro look for tags. Cesaro tags in Show, while Ryback is in for the faces.
The crowd cheers as Ryback looks for a running clothesline, he connects but doesn’t know Show down. He hits the ropes and hits a second clothesline, but again Show stays on his feet. Ryback looks for a third, but Show picks him up in the gorilla press position. Ryback knees Show viciously in the head which causes both men to hit the mat, but it’s Ryback to his feet first as he climbs to the second rope. Show gets to his feet, Ryback leaps through the air and scores with a huge Meathook Clothesline. Ryback yells “finish it” and the crowd goes nuts as he drops the straps.
Cole: “Oh my God, he’s going to try it again, Ryback’s looking for ShellShock on the Giant.”
JR: “This is not smart!”
Ryback looks to lift Show for ShellShock, but again the weight is too much and Show collapses on top of Ryback. Show picks up Ryback and drops him with a Chokeslam in the middle of the ring… 1… 2… 3.
The bell sounds, but Slater does not seem fazed by Bryan’s serious attitude. He approaches Bryan and again performs air guitar. Bryan yells “NO!” before kicking Slater hard in the side of the leg repeatedly, dropping him to his knees. Bryan hits his signature kicks to the chest before a vicious kick to the head of Slater.
Bryan immediately follows up by applying a surfboard on Slater, leaving him screaming in pain as the crowd chant YES. Bryan releases the hold before the ref asks Slater about submitting.
Matthews: “Daniel Bryan clearly in no mood for games tonight, he released that hold before the referee offered the submission to Slater.”
Bryan methodically stomps away at all of Slater’s joins as he tries to scramble and block on the mat, but the ruthless Bryan quickly picks him up and delivers an overhead belly-to-belly. Bryan heads to the top rope, waits for Slater to groggily stand before scoring with the Missile Dropkick. More Yes chants from the crowd as Bryan stands in the corner and signals for his running knee finisher. He connects and Slater hits the mat hard, but rather than go for the pin, Bryan takes Slater’s arms and locks in Cattle Mutilation.
Cole: “Oh my God there it is, that dangerous manoeuvre we’ve heard about, Cattle Mutilation!”
Matthews: “Look at the way Slater is bending, that’s not natural!”
Slater submits in seconds, but Bryan keeps the hold sunk in for a little longer before letting go and celebrating in usual YES chant fashion.
The match is fairy formulaic. Jimmy Usos takes control early on but soon finds himself isolated as Perfect Generation keep him away from his partner with frequent tags and signature offence. At 4 minutes, DiBiase attempts Dream Street but Jimmy counters and lands a Superkick. Both men make the tags, and Jey gets the momentum for his team.
DiBiase is thrown from the ring before Jey scores with Samoan Drop to Hennig. The crowd pops and thinks the Usos have the match won, but Hennig kicks out just before the 3! Determined, Jey climbs to the top rope and looks for the big splash… but Hennig gets the knees up. He immediately gets to his feet and connects with PerfectPlex. Hennig makes the cover, Jimmy tries to make the save but is stopped by DiBiase and Perfect Generation pick up the win.
Sheamus and Titus lock up and Sheamus takes control early on, but distraction from Young at ringside allows Titus to take control. He scores a series of shoulder tackles and a scoop slam but it’s only good for a 2.
O’Neil continues to dominate for the next few minutes before Sheamus makes a typical babyface comeback, a series of clotheslines is followed up by the Irish Curse backbreaker. The crowd fires up as Sheamus signals for the Brogue Kick, but Young hops the apron. Sheamus instead blasts Young with the Brogue Kick, before finishing O’Neil off with White Noise.
Cesaro and McIntyre lock up. The pair engage in several minutes of good chain-wrestling, but each time it ends in a stalemate. The crowd applaud to show their appreciation for the skill on show. Cesaro eventually takes control with a sly thumb to the eye, before going to work on McIntyre in the corner. Cesaro delivers a series of blows to the mid-section before a snap-suplex scores him a 2 count early on.
Cesaro is relentless, using good mat work to keep McIntyre grounded while working away at different areas of McIntyre’s body. McIntyre tries to build up some momentum, whipping Cesaro into the ropes and looking for a big boot, but Cesaro grabs McIntyre’s foot, tackles him to the ground and scores with an elbow drop. Another 2 count follows, with Cesaro becoming more frustrated.
At 4 minutes, Cesaro elects to go for his Neutraliser finisher, but McIntyre counters into a backdrop. McIntyre then lands the big boot and goes for the cover, but only scores the 2 count. Drew waits for Cesaro to get to his feet and looks for the Futureshock, but Cesaro expertly counters into a northern lights suplex. Again it’s only good for a 2 count. Both men get to their feet, but Cesaro lands a big European uppercut that sends McIntyre reeling into the corner. Cesaro charges at him, but Drew gets the foot up. He whips Cesaro into the opposite corner and looks for a running splash, but Cesaro avoids contact and rolls McIntyre up. As the referee counts the fall, Cesaro puts his feet on the ropes for leverage and gets the 3!
No sooner has Cesaro turned around than McIntyre has already got to the outside of the ring. He throws Cesaro into the ring post before rolling him into the ring. Cesaro gets to his feet, but is met with a Futureshock DDT! McIntyre with the pin and the win!
The ref calls for the call as Brodus and Rikishi stand opposite each other. The pair lock up, but neither man can take control and we have a stalemate. They again lock up, but once again no outcome. Rikishi then decides now would be a good time to dance, and busts a move in the middle of the ring. Brodus ponders for a moment, looking at Big Show. He goes with his instinct and decides to dance too!
JBL: “What on earth is going here? This is a serious tournament, why are these two clowns dancing?”
Big Show is not impressed, he enters the ring and delivers a WMD to Brodus! Show exits the ring and walks up the ramp to boos from the crowd.
Matthews: “Big Show with the knock out punch to his own partner!”
JBL: “Thank goodness for that.”
Rikishi looks confused about how to react, so tags in Scotty. Scotty gets a big pop from the crowd when he performs the Worm on the knocked-out Clay, and he makes the cover for the 3.
Santino immediately pulls out the Cobra, which is revealed to be wearing a miniature Sin Cara mask. The crowd laugh, but Cara is less than impressed and responds with a stiff enzeguri to Santino, who collapses to the mat. The crowd boo as Cara kicks away at the prone Santino, the ref eventually pulling him away. Santino remains grounded as Sin Cara climbs to the top rope and delivers a Swanton Bomb before making the pin and picking up the win.
Del Rio enters the ring and the referee calls for the bell. Bryan and Del Rio tie up and exchange grapples, but end in stalemate. Before they lock up again, Wade Barrett’s music hits! Both men stop and look confused as Barrett appears in street clothes and makes his way to ringside.
Matthews: “Wade Barrett?”
JBL: “Remember, Barrett and Del Rio will team together in the Jokers Wild tournament. Maybe he’s just out here to get a closer look at his partner."
Barrett walks by the ring and takes up a seat at ringside, joining the announcers on commentary.
Matthews: “I guess we’re about to find out, Wade welcome!”
Barrett: “I don’t need welcoming from a little man like you Joshua, but it’s great to see you Mr Layfield.”
JBL: “Likewise! What do we owe this pleasure to Wade?”
Barrett: “I’m taking the Jokers Wild tournament very seriously, it’s an opportunity for a title match at WrestleMania 29, so I’m here to take a look at my partner.”
Matthews: “Wade I’d love to get your comments after Jerry Lawler struck you this past Wednesday on Main Event…”
Barrett: “I’m sure you would. Jerry will get what’s coming to him, that’s all you need to know.”
Bryan is distracted as he watches Barrett take up his ringside position, and this allows Del Rio to attack him from behind. Del Rio works over Bryan in the corner with a series of stomps, before a snap suplex gets him a 2-count. Del Rio continues to go to work in the grounded Bryan, beginning to work away at the left arm of Bryan.
Matthews: “Del Rio going after the arm early on, obviously looking for that Cross Armbreaker submission.”
Barrett: “Smart from Mr Del Rio, and I like a smart fighter.”
Bryan pulls himself to his feet on the ropes and Del Rio charges at him, but Bryan backdrops him over the top and onto the apron. Bryan dropkicks Del Rio from the apron and into the announcers table as the crowd chant YES!
Matthews: “Del Rio hits the table hard, Daniel Bryan’s coming back into this.”
Bryan waits for Del Rio to get to his feet before scoring with the suicide dive, which gets big cheers from the crowd. Bryan pulls Del Rio to his feet, rolls him into the ring and goes for the cover… but Del Rio kicks out at 2.
Matthews: “You’ve got to admire the tenacity of Daniel Bryan…”
Barrett: “No you don’t, he’s a scruffy sod who needs a trip to a good barber. My Grandfather was a barber you know, which is why I take such good care with my facial hair.”
As Del Rio tries to stand, Bryan kicks him in the knee and sends Del Rio back to his knees. Bryan then begins an onslaught of kicks to the chest, each one accompanied by more YES chants. Bryan looks for the final kick to the head, but Del Rio ducks and lands a Backstabber. Del Rio scrambles for the cover… 1… 2… Bryan kicks out!
Matthews: “Excellent counter by Del Rio, he thought he had it won there.”
Del Rio and Bryan get to their feet at the same time and trade right hands, but it’s Del Rio who takes control. Del Rio whips Bryan into the corner, but Bryan starts his trademark comeback. He backflips off the top turnbuckle, hits the ropes and lands a running clothesline. The crowd is fired up as Bryan takes to the top rope.
Matthews: “Bryan going high risk here…”
Barrett stands up at ringside, once again distracting Bryan for long enough for Del Rio to recover. He arm-drags Bryan off the top rope, but again Bryan kicks out.
Barrett: “See that’s the difference between a smart fighter like myself and an idiot like Daniel Bryan. Why did he take his eyes off his opponent just then?”
Del Rio signals for the Cross Armbreaker by slapping his arm and the crowd boos. Del Rio pulls Bryan up, takes the arm… but Bryan counters and slaps in the Yes Lock! The crowd pops, but Del Rio is too close to the ropes and is able to have the referee break the hold. Bryan is fired up and backs into the corner, waiting for Del Rio to get to his feet.
Matthews: “Here it comes, Bryan looking for that running knee finisher…”
Del Rio gets to his feet in the corner, Bryan looks for the running knee, but Del Rio moves and Bryan’s knee smashes off the top turnbuckle. Del Rio follows with a Superkick to the head of the grounded Bryan.
JBL: “Ball game.”
Del Rio with the cover… 1… 2… Bryan kicks out! The crowd goes nuts as Del Rio sells disbelief.
Barrett: “Come on ref, that was bloody 3!”
Matthews: “Listen to this place, Bryan kicks out and the crowd here in Vegas goes wild.”
Del Rio protests with the referee before again signalling for the Cross Armbreaker. He takes Bryan by the arm… but Bryan expertly counters and locks in Cattle Mutilation in the middle of the ring. The crowd pops and Del Rio screams in agony, submitting almost instantly.
The bell rings to sound the match. Langston goes for a big right hand, but Kidd ducks and kicks the side of Langston’s leg. Langston looks angry and again swings for Kidd, who repeats the sequence.
JBL: “Smart from Tyson, duck and move kid.”
Tyson attempts a third kick, but this time Langston grabs the leg and takes Kidd down with a big clothesline. The crowd boo as Big E mounts Kidd and delivers several big right-hands. Langston pulls Kidd up and delivers a big bodyslam, before a splash in the middle of the ring. Langston goes for the cover, but pulls Kidd’s shoulder up before the 3.
Matthews: “Langston had this thing won early, but he wants to give more punishment to poor Tyson.”
Langston pushes Kidd into the ropes, but Kidd baseball slides through Langston’s legs on the rebound. Kidd swipes Langston’s legs, taking him to the ground. The crowd pops as Kidd manages to apply the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring.
Matthews: “Oh my God, Tyson has the Sharpshooter locked in on Langston!”
Langston however shows massive strength of the legs by over-powering Kidd’s hold, sending Tyson to the mat. Both men get to their feet at the same time, but Kidd is flattened by a shoulder charge from Langston. The crowd boo as Langston drops his straps before delivering the Big Ending for the win.
The first 2 minutes of the contest are evenly contested, both men trading grapples and strikes. Miz eventually takes control after Morrison misses a top-rope cross body, working over the knees of Morrison.
Matthews: “Miz takes control here after Morrison missed the high risk move.”
JBL: “That’s why he’s been Intercontinental Champion for 120 days, he saw Morrison land awkwardly on the knee and now he’s going after it like a shark that smells blood.”
Miz throws Morrison from the ring and follows him to the outside. He pulls Morrison to his feet before whipping him into the ringstairs. Miz cockily re-enters the ring and counts along with the referee as he begins to count Morrison out. Morrison favours the knee but manages to get back into the ring before 10. Miz goes straight back to work, hits a neckbreaker and goes for a pin… but Morrison kicks out at 2! The crowd cheer as Miz sells frustration.
JBL: “Miz has to keep his cool here.”
Miz signals for the Skull Crushing Finale as Morrison gets to his feet. Miz hooks the arms… but Morrison counters and lands an Enzeguri. The crowd cheer as Morrison gets fired up, scoring a series of clotheslines before a backdrop. A big dropkick gets a close 2 count as the crowd get behind Morrison. Miz gets to his knees, but Morrison connects with the running knee. Miz again kicks out at 2, and Morrison sells the knee that Miz had been working over.
JBL: “That’s not smart, he knows the knee is in bad shape and he tries to use it as a weapon!”
The momentary pause in flurry allows Miz to make the comeback, he stomps Morrison’s knee and he hits the mat. Miz pulls himself back up, Morrison does the same and goes for a clothesline… but Miz counters and lands a Skull Crushing Finale in the middle of the ring. Miz makes the cover and the crowd boo as he picks up the win.
The bell rings to start the match, and it’s Ryback with the early dominance as he throws Ziggler around the ring with ease. A couple of throws are followed by a Gorilla Press Slam, which Dolph kicks out of at 2. Dolph bails the ring to compose himself, Ryback follows him to the outside but Ziggler cleverly trips Ryback into the ring steps. Ziggler capitalises on the mistake from Ryback with blows to the back of the big man, but an attempt at an Irish Whip is countered by Ryback and it’s Ziggler who crashes into the ringside barrier. Ryback rolls into the ring to break the referee’s count before heading back to the outside. He suplexes Ziggler hard on the floor and chants “feed me more” as the crowd cheer.
Matthews: “Early dominance here from Ryback, Ziggler can’t seem to compete with this power.”
Ryback signals for the Meathook Clothesline on the outside as Dolph stumbles to his feet, but Dolph ducks the attempted move and follows with an impressive dropkick that sends Ryback thumping into the announce table. This time it’s Dolph who breaks the ref’s count, he rolls into the ring before heading back to the outside. He stands on the ring apron and looks to hit a cross-body on Ryback, but he is caught mid-air before Ryback clatters him into the ringpost on the outside.
JBL: “Impressive strength from the big man, he’s got Dolph exactly where he wants him here.”
Ryback gorilla-presses Ziggler through the ropes and enters the ring, goes for the cover but Dolph kicks out at 2. Ryback places Dolph in a headlock as both men stay grounded, the action slowing down after a frantic start.
At 5 minutes, Ryback looks to hit a powerbomb on Ziggler, but the Champ counters with an impressive snap-DDT that gets a pop from the crowd. Both men are down as the ref begins to count. Ziggler is first to his feet, and as Ryback pulls himself up on the rope Dolph takes him back down with a chop block. Dolph then starts to work over the legs of Ryback.
JBL: “This is what I was talking about fighting smart. Dolph knows he needs to keep the big man grounded so he’s going after the legs.”
Matthews: “You have to wonder if Dolph is softening Ryback up for that Figure Four here.”
After attacks to the legs, Dolph repeatedly drops the elbows on the chest of Ryback. A jumping elbow drop concludes the attack, but Ryback powers out at 2. Dolph goes right back to work on the legs however, not giving Ryback the opportunity to get back to his feet. A weakened Ryback pushes Dolph into the ropes, but he is too slow to get to his feet and is met with a FameAsser. Dolph scrambles into the cover, but Ryback kicks out just before the 3!
Dolph sells frustration and protests with the referee. This gives Ryback enough time to pull himself up on the ropes. Dolph looks for the ZigZag, but Ryback holds on to the top rope. With Ziggler clung to his back, Ryback charges backwards into the turnbuckle. Ryback feeds off the cheers of the crowd, gets back to his feet and whips Ziggler into the corner. Ziggler counters and it’s Ryback who hits the turnbuckle, but as Dolph goes for the splash Ryback catches him, spins around and lands an over-head belly-to-belly suplex. The crowd cheers as Ryback signals for Meathook again, the “feed me more” chants ringing throughout the arena. Dolph gets to his feet in the corner as Ryback charges at him, but again Ziggler ducks. Ryback turns around and walks into a massive Superkick from Ziggler. Ryback falls through the middle ropes and hits the floor on the outside and the referee begins to count.
Matthews: “Massive Superkick from Ziggler, did you hear that impact!?”
Ziggler is down on the mat selling exhaustion as the ref gets closer to ten, but Ryback is seemingly KO’d from the Superkick and cannot answer the 10-count.