-Big Show does a promo where he wants the world title which brought Orton out and then Del Rio came out....who ate an RKO.
-Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella
-Beth Phoenix defeated Natalya (finally they let Beth win in her home town. After the ring entrances, they played the clips of RAW of Kane & Daniel. During this, there were tons of Welcome Home & Let's Go Buffalo chants. Beth tried to ignore them, but she did acknowledge them) This was a good match with some near finishes. After the match Eve came out and suspended Beth indefinitely.
-Backstage, Teddy and Booker T were talking about a tag team tournament
when Beth walked in complaining. Booker T overruled Eve who then accused Teddy of setting her up.
-Wade Barrett defeated Zack Ryder
-The Miz TV show with Sheamus as the guest. The beginning was good as Sheamus as channeling The Rock with his "no one asked you" genre. Vicky & Dolph came down. Sheamus attached MIz and Dolph attacked Sheamus who cleared the ring of the both of them.
-Tag Team Tournament....Round One (brackets are at the end of report)
The Rhodes Scholars (Cody & Sandow) quickly defeated The Usos.
-Ryback easily defeated Tensai. Many "Feed Me More" chants.
-backstage- Del Rio attacked Orton
-Big Show comes out for his match and then Del Rio comes out and says that he will fight the Big Show. Orton attacks him from behind. It was an ok match with Big Show controlling most of the match. The end came when Orton tried an RKO but Big Show kicked out of it...Big Show with 2 choke slams for the clean pin. The Big Show left the ring as Orton layed there....Big Show came back in and gave Orton the WMD. Del Rio then came back out and attacked Orton. It took FOREVER for the refs and Booker T to come out for the save...end of taping
-Dark Match- Sheamus defeated Del Rio with the brogue kick.
Afterwards, Sheamus spent a long time with the crowd before Lillian sent everyone home.
-There was the disco ball hanging from the ceiling.....3,897,546 kids were expecting Brodus Clay as they were chanting his name all night. No Brodus Clay...I hope Vince can be happy for disappointing all those kids.
-Tickets go on sale ASAP for Monday Night RAW on March 4, 2013 in Buffalo.
-Beth Phoenix (home town)
-Ziggler (more face pops than heel)
-Tensai (as in X-Pac heat)
TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT BRACKETS
Marella/ Ryder vs Gabriel /Kidd
Kingston/R-Truth vs Prime Time Players
Epic/Primo vs Mysterio /Sin Cara
WINNERS to face Kane/Bryan