We kick things off with a poignant bell-tolling for the lives lost in the recent elementary school shooting. Commentary tonight comes from John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.
Naomi def. Kaitlyn:
Naomi defeated Kaitlyn in the pre-show Battle Royal, giving her a chance against Eve later on tonight.
Team Rhodes Scholars def. Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara:
Once again, Mysterio and Sin Cara singularly fail to wear anything like matching tag team outfits – OK, Damien and Cody don’t either, but that’d be odd. Cody has unfortunately used his time off injured lately to cultivate A TERRIBLE MOUSTACHE. This is perhaps intentional for his character, but its still awful. Presumably this tag match will be tornado tag rules, although I wouldn’t be surprised if they only allowed one man in at a time. Mysterio and Cara double team Rhodes and Sandow early on, tossing Sandow over the top rope. Cara and Mysterio go right for the tables, and slide one into the ring. They ram it into an advancing Rhodes, before downing Sandow with a double dropkick to the knees. Sandow is then taken out with the table, before setting it up properly. Sin Cara goes top rope as Sandow is laid out on the table, but Rhodes makes the save and removes Sandow from the table before flinging Mysterio out the ring face first under the bottom rope. Sin Cara is hanging on the top turnbuckle now, and Sandow butters him up while Rhodes rams Mysterio into the ring apron. We’re reminded that Rhodes has already won a tables match not that long ago, but then again he didn’t have a ridiculous moustache back then. Sin Cara avoids being planted through the table in the ring and nails Rhodes with a top rope arm drag. He’s downed by a nice springboard dropkick off the ropes though. Mysterio is still down on the outside, with Rhodes taking it to Sin Cara. Its now Rhodes Scholars doing the double-teaming on Cara, before moving onto Mysterio, who is flung rather hap-hazardly into the security barrier around the ring. Sin Cara has his leg trapped in the steel steps and battered with the edge of a table, which looks rather nasty. Nice work from Rhodes Scholars to take the vertical base away from the smaller men. Another table gets set up outside the ring next to the other, and Mysterio is placed on it like a slab of meat. Sin Cara is lined up next to him, and Rhodes and Sandow go for a double team move off the ropes, but Mysterio is up and counters it, climbing on the top rope and landing a seated senton and a flipping DDT on Sandow. Rhodes is taken over the top rope by Mysterio and Sin Cara lands a cross body on Sandow, then hits a hurricanrana on Sandow. Rhodes is returned to the ring by Mysterio, who sets up one of the tables but is caught in the Alabama Slam by Rhodes, who counters and sets Rhodes up for the 619 which he lands and lays him out on the table. Mysterio goes up top, but Sandow pulls him down just in time. Sandow shoves Rhodes off the table, and they raise the table up on its end and bang Mysterio in the face with it! He topples off the turnbuckle as Sin Cara tries a fight back, putting Rhodes over the top rope, before nailing Sandow with a quick kick to the head. Sin Cara goes for a springboard move off the top rope, but is pushed back by Cody Rhodes, and Sin Cara goes crashing through one of the tables on the outside, giving Rhodes Scholars the win! Great thinking from Rhodes, there!
Despite the win, it seems Rhodes is still turning slowly into Ron Burgundy from ‘Anchorman’…I do like them both, though. Great team. While the medical team tends to Sin Cara, Mysterio rather puzzlingly seems to be stealing his boots. We get a little segment by The Shield, telling us why they’re doing what they’re doing. It feels a little bit nWo in the way it’s filmed – if it was done in black and white, I’d say Nash, Hall and Hogan might have something to say about it. Ah well, I love The Shield as well, and is a good way to get three new guys into the company. Even if they appear to have stolen Big Boss Man’s 2000-era ring attire.
U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro def. R-Truth:
Michael Cole assures us that R-Truth said something like “if you kick my dog, I’ll kick your cat” – I’m sure that made more sense in some form of context. R-Truth gets the going early on, and tries to start a ‘USA!’ chant, but it doesn’t really catch on. Cesaro establishes the pace with some clubbing blows, before Truth gets Cesaro in a sunset flip for a two count. Another quick pin attempt follows, but Truth is brought back down to earth with a big backdrop and a high knee lift, which earns the Swiss one a two count. It’s perhaps a bit pantomime, but it seems to be a great move giving the United States championship to a non-USA national; it does create some decent heat for the guy. Truth is laid out in a submission move designed to wear down the challenger, Truth gets to his feet, but only to get his head rammed into the turnbuckles, which serves to rile the challenger and psyche him up to such an extent that Cesaro gets repeated head shots to the turnbuckles, and Truth hits a trademark spinning forearm. He then hits a scissor kick, but can’t put the champ away. While making some sort of recovery, Cesaro walks straight into a dropkick, which gets Truth another two count. Predictably, the ‘LITTLE JIMMY!’ chants start up, but I don’t really see him. Cesaro dumps Truth down with the Neutraliser, and this one is all over.
After the match, Matt Striker enters the ring and tries to interview Antonio, but the champion grabs the mic and shoves Striker away, before telling us he’s a true world superpower and the best United States champion ever. He makes sense when he says that by booing the US champ, the crowd are booing their own country. Just to piss everyone off, he rambles on in foreign – probably shouting something really offensive at the crowd because nobody would have an idea what he was saying. We get a nice plug for WWE week on the USA Network, which I don’t think I get on Sky. There’s also a promo for Tribute to the Troops, which is not actually broadcast from places like Iraq or Afghanistan any more – shame, I liked that outdoors desert set. Work experience lad Todd Grisham is backstage interviewing Dolph Ziggler, who finds it desperately unfair that he has to defend his Money in the Bank briefcase and if he wins, gets something he already has. He says it’s not right that Cena gets to win a World Heavyweight title shot, and wishes Cena’s career would be over if he beat him this evening. Back at ringside, The Miz makes his way down to the ring. It seems The Miz doesn’t actually wrestle any more, but instead hosts his Miz TV segment instead of doing any proper work. His guests this evening are 3MB – possibly one of the most pointless factions in the history of WWE. For God’s sake, look at them. They’re shit. They don’t look good as a group, they’re not exactly massive singles competitors and come the end of Wrestlemania, they’d be my top three picks to get cleared out. Mahal hasn’t really done anything of note since he arrived, McIntyre has gone from ‘next WWE champion’ (in about 2009) to having his promo segments dropped from Raw, and the less said about Heath Slater, the better. I mean, OK, he’s come out of the whole Nexus thing relatively unscathed, but he then went on that ridiculous losing streak to all the people who were big in about 1993. I’m not really sure where this thing is going; 3MB are now taking the piss out of the Spanish announcers – shoving them around a bit. Ricardo Rodriguez is out here now, and getting pushed around a bit as well. Surely Alberto Del Rio is going to come out soon? Yeah! Here he is, coming to the aid of his ring announcer, and trashing 3MB single handed, before the pack descend on Del Rio and rip into him. The Miz is standing around watching all this unfold, as Del Rio is tossed into the ring and The Miz is shoved into one of the sofas set up in there. He fights back, adding some weight to the fight back. McIntyre gets sent from the ring, and Slater has a microphone and says that this ain’t over, and that Miz and Del Rio need to find a partner so that they can have a match this evening. The Miz tells them that’s no problem, and seems to be looking at Rodriguez…but no, that doesn’t seem likely. So the challenge to this rather underwhelming match is on, but let’s see who the mystery partner will be for Miz and Del Rio.
We get a promo for January’s Royal Rumble, which of course stars the return of The Rock. Backstage, Kane is getting ready (probably just out the bath) and is soon joined by Daniel Bryan, who complains that Ryback isn’t very easy to talk to. Kane says he finds that hard to believe, and says he knows what TLC matches are like, and that Team Hell No need to be the ones doing the breaking of people, and that they will feed The Shield to Ryback. Also backstage is Matt Striker…bloody hell, can they do much more backstage stuff without having an actual match? Wade Barrett gets interviewed about his impending Intercontinental championship match. He tells us Kofi Kingston is a cat that doesn’t have nine lives and will in fact, get neutered. I hope that’s not literally.
Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston def. Wade Barrett:
I’m not sure if I like Barrett’s beard – I wonder if it really suits him. Barrett comes out with authority in this one, looking to perhaps end things early. He corners Kofi and drives some elbows into his chest and face, and Kofi finally gets Barrett down with a flying elbow as he runs off the ropes, and now its the champion getting an offense together, but Kofi is then send spiralling over the top rope. Knowing a countout won’t get him the title, he goes to roll Kofi into the ring, but he’s taken out as the quick witted Ghanaian flies between the ropes and takes the challenger out. Barrett avoids a springboard attack, and then takes Kofi down with a kick to the knee. After a pumphandle slam, he goes for a cover but can only get a two count. He then nails Kofi with a backbreaker by bouncing him off the ropes, but can’t put him away with a three count. Kofi gets hit with another backbreaker, and Barrett goes to the second rope, hitting a big elbow drop but again only getting a two count. Kofi fights out and Barrett tries to bounce him off the ropes again but Kofi flips out of it and takes Barrett down to buy some time. He grounds Barrett with some dropkicks, and sets up for the Boom Drop, which he lands well. As Barrett regains his feet, Kofi goes for Trouble In Paradise, but Barrett tries a Sidewalk Slam and gets caught in a rolling pin from Kofi. He hits his SOS finisher, but can’t get the pinfall. Kofi lands some blows on Barrett in the corner, but Barrett responds with a Sidewalk Slam, which very nearly ends things. Kofi gets a kick to the head in on Barrett, before ascending the ropes and landing a cross body which Barrett rolls over and nearly pins the champion with. Barrett very nearly gets pinned with a quick inside cradle, and then lands another big Sidewalk Slam – and gets immensely frustrated that he can’t beat Kofi. As Barrett is going for his Ballhammer Elbow smash, Kofi squeezes in a Trouble In Paradise and pins Barrett to retain his title!
We get introduced to CM Punk, watching the event from his own private box, along with Paul Heyman. Punk gets Paul to give us an update on Punk’s knee; but he says ‘FUGGETABOUDIT!!’ and Punk proceeds to have a go at the ignorant Brooklyn people. He then compares Ryback to the Brooklyn residents, calling them dumb and that they’ve never won anything in their lives. I guess it’s nice to see Punk, good they got him along to the show instead of having him sit about at home playing on Xbox or something. Well done, someone get that man a Coke. Cole and Lawler discuss whether Punk is affiliated with The Shield, which they don’t really believe, but Layfield says leave him alone and be done with it.
The Shield def. Ryback & WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No:
It’ll be interesting to see how The Shield will actually enter the ring in this match, seeing as the only way they’ve done so in the past is through the crowd. Bryan’s beard is now seemingly out of control, with what seems to be a mind of its own. Seriously, any more and he’ll resemble Uncle Albert from ‘Only Fools and Horses’. Layfield says Bryan looks like someone “shot him in the face with a shotgun full of hair”. Absolutely amazing – give that man a Slammy Award for Commentary, um…Comment of the Year. I wouldn’t be surprised if The Shield are all waiting under the ring and will jump out and attack them. But no, here they are – they’re walking down through the crowd as thought. Things kick off chaotically as expected, with all six men brawling around the side of the ring like the grudge matches of old. Rollins and Bryan, Reigns and Kane and Ryback and Ambrose are the pairings at present. Bryan takes a big bump into the security wall, and Ambrose has the honour of cutting Ryback’s eye already. Just as Ryback gets an upper hand, all three of The Shield enter and take him out. Kane and Bryan are still on the outside, but Kane tries to get back in the ring with a ladder. He is swiftly kicked back to the outside, as Reigns and Ambrose pick up the ladder and Bryan is Irish Whipped into it. Ryback comes back though and floors all three men, slamming the ladder repeatedly down into Ambrose and Rollins. Reigns comes back in and batters Ryback with a chair, but Kane is now up and at them, and rakes Reigns across the ring ropes. Bryan is now recovered and hammers Reigns with big kicks. Reigns gets pinned by Kane after a dropkick from Bryan, but its only a two count. Rollins goes high on Kane, but is met with a throat strike. Kane retrieves another chair, as does Ambrose, who attacks Bryan on the outside. Kane sets Rollins up inside a ladder and batters him with a chair. Kane is then DDT’d onto a ladder by Dean Ambrose, who is showing the most promise in The Shield so far. Ryback charges Ambrose in the corner, then repeats the favour for Rollins, before Ambrose intervenes and Rollins jams a ladder into Ryback’s stomach. Ambrose dumps a ladder down onto Ryback several times, before setting it up in the corner. I’m not sure where Reigns is at the moment. Ryback avoids getting slammed face first into the ladder, and crashes into Rollins and Ambrose, before sending Ambrose flying into Rollins who is set up leaning against the ladder. Ryback hits a great double suplex on Ambrose and Rollins, which was pretty special. Ambrose’s face is a picture – he looks like he’s sucked on a lemon. Reigns finally intervenes in the match – nice of him to join us, and breaks up Ryback’s one man assault. Ambrose lays in with a ladder, while Reigns throws the ladder at Ryback’s face. The Spanish announcer’s desk is taken apart, and Ryback dumped to the outside and it looks like a repeat of the three-man powerbomb Ryback has tasted before. He’s dropped through it with authority, but Bryan comes flying over the top rope, taking out The Shield, before they’re back up and fighting back. Kane is back in the mix as well now, but it’s still a 3-on-2 fight with Ryback out the picture. Ambrose works on Bryan’s arm, before bodyslamming Bryan while holding a steel chair on his back. Rollins sets a table up, while Ambrose sets a chair up and again slams Bryan down onto a chair. Rollins and Ambrose set their table up on the turnbuckle, while Reigns patrols outside, making sure nobody disturbs them. Bryan is run face first into the edge of the table on the ropes, before being laid out on top of it. Rollins and Ambrose then land a massive superplex off the table which they have used as a platform. Somehow, Kane sneaks in and breaks up the pinfall, and sends Reigns crashing over the top rope. Rollins assaults Kane with a chair with the help of Ambrose, and Kane is now tossed face first into the table’s edge near the turnbuckle. Ambrose and Rollins look to try and hit a double superplex on Kane like they did with Bryan, but Kane leaps off the table and hits a big flying clothesline on Ambrose. He unloads on Reigns, hitting a big Sidewalk Slam until Ambrose makes the save. Ambrose tries to DDT Kane through a chair that is set up in the open position, but Kane reverses it and chokeslams Ambrose through it! Reigns is tossed into the ring post, but soon drives Kane through the security barrier near the timekeeper. That side of the ring area is now a right mess, with part of the announcer’s desk, an office chair and other steel chairs covering Kane’s prone body. In the ring, Bryan has Ambrose in the No Lock, but then wraps it on Reigns, but Ambrose kicks Bryan in the head to break the hold. Rollins is back in it, and sets another chair up as Bryan finds his feet. Bryan avoids being suplexed through the chair, and fights back gamely, before a high knee stops him in his tracks. As Bryan is about to get pinned, Ryback finally recovers and takes out Reigns and Rollins with power moves. Rollins gets a gorilla press slam onto Ambrose on the outside, and as Ryback attempts a powerbomb on Reigns, Ambrose intervenes, only to get speared. Ryback hits a massive clothesline on Ambrose, before landing his Shellshocked move. He pins Ambrose, but Reigns flies in and breaks it up. His momentum takes him out the ring, and Reigns is left in the ring with Ryback, who makes the mistake of going to the outside. We’re on the rampway now, with Reigns, Ryback and Rollins battling it out. Reigns batters Ryback, but its 2-on-1 out there. Ambrose literally flings a chair at Ryback’s back, breaking up a powerbomb attempt on the concrete. Rollins topples a ladder over onto Ryback, as Ambrose and Rollins batter him with chairs. The Shield lay Ryback out on a table, and look at a trio of massive ladders near the entrance to the ringside area. Rollins climbs what must be a 20ft ladder as Bryan struggles to get back into the match in the ring. Ryback recovers and stalks Rollins, who climbs higher up the ladder. He grabs him and pulls Rollins off, through some tables below. Ambrose and Reigns are in the ring with Bryan, as Ryback tries to make his way back to the ring. Reigns powerbombs Bryan off the top rope with the help of Ambrose through a table, and pins Bryan for The Shield’s first win in WWE! I think Kane is still buried under office furniture at ringside! Ambrose and Reigns retrieve Rollins from where he landed in the mass of tables, and recover at the top of the entrance way before leaving. Great match!
We get some replays of Seth Rollins braining himself on a table after he was yanked from the ladder by Ryback – you can practically see the brain damage occurring.
Divas Champion Eve def. Naomi:
If you’re wondering why one of Brodus Clay’s backing dancers is competing for the Diva’s championship, she won a battle royal in the TLC Pre-Show match earlier this evening. Anyway, enough of that folly – hands up who thinks Eve wins? OK, who thinks Naomi will steal one? Yay! Eve wins, after the miracle of fast-forwarding Sky +. Amazing stuff.
We get some highlights of the Sheamus vs. Big Show rivalry, which culminates tonight in a Chairs match. Big Show is being interviewed backstage by Matt Striker, who is getting a lot of work this evening.
World Heavyweight Champion Big Show def. Sheamus (Chairs Match):
Well, you have to think Sheamus won’t get too many more chances at Big Show after tonight, so he’d best do a number on him seeing as chairs are allowed. Michael Cole reminds us that this time last year, Big Show was champion, but only had the belt for 45 seconds after Daniel Bryan cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to win the title. Rather than start cagey, Sheamus goes all out on Big Show, quickly trapping the champion in the corner and landing blows to the legs to take away his standing position. Sheamus is first to grab a chair, but prefers to slug away at Big Show with fists, until the big man escapes the ring. Sheamus runs after him with a chair, but Show delivers a big super kick to the face, catching Sheamus with the chair as he does so. I think Kane is still trapped underneath all those chairs and bits of table down by the announcer’s desk…Sheamus is beaten with a couple of chops, before being rolled back in the ring. Sheamus charges along the ring apron and shoulder charges the bigger man. Back in the ring, Sheamus fights back, and again takes the fight outside on the champion, searching for another chair. Big Show wants none of this, and runs away, but Sheamus intercepts him in the ring and begins raining the blows down with it. Sheamus lands an impressive body slam, but can’t get the pin. Sheamus, on the top rope, lands a big move on Show. He tries this again, but Show spears Sheamus, but its obvious both men are hurt. It’s now Show’s turn to dish out some beating with the chair, really laying into the Irishman, who tries to pull himself up using Show’s leg. Sheamus gets choked out on the ropes, but returns the favour by hamstringing Show on the ropes and stopping him leaving the ring. On their knees, both men exchange big blows, with Sheamus hammering away on Show in the corner with fists and shoulders. Show gets a near fall, and goes looking for chairs and comes out with four before returning to the ring. With one in hand, he dumps it on Sheamus and clambers up to the second rope, plunging off and landing with what looks like his knees on the chair. Ouch. Show sets up two of the chairs side by side, and pulls Sheamus to his feet, before trying to Chokeslam Show through the assembled chairs. Sheamus reverses the move and lands White Noise on the chairs instead! Sheamus gets a two count for his efforts…well, he is bleeding from his mouth, which isn’t good. He psyches himself up and goes for the Brogue Kick, misses, and Show blasts Sheamus with the Knockout Blow as he’s stuck on the ring ropes. But Sheamus kicks out of the blow at two! Rather pissed off with all this, Show goes under the ring and comes out with a comically large prop chair which is just silly. Show uses this to practically break Sheamus’ spine, and pins him to retain the title! WTF??? First Show gets his own ladder (remember that, a while ago? He had a massive reinforced ladder), then tonight he gets an enormous chair that’s the size of a small car to help him win!
Ooh look, it’s Cena and AJ backstage! Frankly, I’m over them, really. And how is it Cena gets a main event over both the World Heavyweight championship AND what was billed as the first-ever six man TLC tag team match (decided by pin fall or submission?) The mind boggles. Oh yeah, remember that 3MB vs. Miz, Del Rio and Whoever match that was made earlier? That’s up next! I wonder who the third man on their team will be????
The Miz, Alberto Del Rio & The Brooklyn Brawler def. 3MB:
Hmm, throwback city! Perhaps Brooklyn Brawler was the only man they couldn’t get during the spate of Legends they had on Raw a while ago. I’m really not sure what the point of this match is, but Heath Slater is having a go on Brooklyn Brawler (who must be about 60 now). What’s the betting Brawler is the one who gets the win here? Miz tags in and takes out Mahal, heading to the top rope and landing a nice DDT on him for a two count. Del Rio gets in on the action, and flies out the ring onto McIntyre, while in the ring Miz nails Mahal with the Skull Crushing Finale, before tagging in Brooklyn Brawler, who applies the most unconvincing Boston Crab ever, and making Mahal tap out. God bless Jinder for trying to sell that move, but it just didn’t work – and there we have Brooklyn Brawler getting the win! Well done, chaps!
And so, to our main event (although it’ll have to be a bloody good ladder match to beat the TLC match from earlier). Of course, firstly, there’s some red-hot recap action of the less than red-hot storyline featuring Cena and AJ’s apparent ‘affair’.
Dolph Ziggler def. John Cena:
Nice to see Ziggler without ‘EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME!’ Vickie Guerrero, mind you, it’s her who Ziggler blames for being put in this match. I can’t imagine Cena will be very popular if he claims Ziggler’s briefcase, although I think he’d be the only man to have held both Money in the Bank cases in the same year? I’m not sure about that though. Ziggler stops himself after being whipped into the ropes by Cena, doing a move reminiscent of the Ric Flair strut, causing Cena to laugh. He floors Ziggler with a nice hip toss, before applying a ground headlock. Cena hits a quick suplex and monkey toss combo, before flinging Ziggler from the ring and taking some applause. The referee wants to stop the match and tend to a cut above Cena’s eye, but he says he’s fine. Ziggler chucks Cena into the ring, and re-enters himself with a chair which he wedges into the turnbuckles. Cena reverses Ziggler’s advances with a flapjack move, and grabs the first ladder of the match. As he’s getting back in however, Ziggler drops a baseball slide, driving the ladder into Cena’s chest. Ziggler retrieves the ladder himself and sets it up, but is interrupted by Cena, who grabs it and nails Ziggler in the head with it. Cena’s cut to the eye is worse now, but again he doesn’t want any treatment. Cena grabs the ring steps, and blasts Ziggler in the face with them. It should be Ziggler who is busted open rather than Cena. Considering this is a ladder match, there’s been more use of chairs and ring steps so far. Ziggler tries again in vain to scurry up the ladder in the ring, but Cena pulls him down and the two go at it one on one with fists, until Ziggler clambers on Cena’s back with a sleeper hold. With Ziggler on his back, Cena climbs the ladder, and gets to the top, trying to reach up and grab the case. Ziggler appears to make Cena pass out, and as his weight leans over to the side, both men go crashing through the table set up in the ring, with Ziggler cutting his leg. Cena is stirring as well, but Ziggler is up and ready. Cena folds the ladder up with Ziggler on it and picks it up in the Attitude Adjustment position, but Ziggler escapes, only to wander into Cena’s series of moves prior to his Five Knuckle Shuffle. Ziggler hits a leg drop to the back of the head on Cena, and grabs another ladder, sliding it into the ring. Cena rolls Ziggler up and tries to get the STF on him, but Cena can’t win by submission – even though Ziggler is tapping. If Cena can wear Ziggler down enough, he can climb up the ladder unhindered, but he needs to set the ladder up first, which is taking him a long time to do. Cena goes to blast Ziggler with the ladder, but Ziggler shoulder charges him, causing him to drop it. As Ziggler springs himself over the rope, Cena catches him and tries the Attitude Adjustment, but Ziggler reverses into the Zig Zag. Dolph retreats outside and gets another table, and his leg is noticeably bleeding again. He sets the table up in the corner, and Cena nails Ziggler with the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but once more cannot land the Attitude Adjustment. Instead, Ziggler lands a big DDT, leaving both men down on the mat. Ziggler takes a walk right up to the top of the entrance way, and gets another ladder, seemingly a taller one. Ziggler sets it up, and nearly retrieves the case, but Cena fends him off with some blows to the head atop the ladder. Cena sends Ziggler falling after some headbutts, and just has to grab the case, but Ziggler is back at him, and after some repeated beating, both men are back on the mat, with Cena slamming Ziggler’s head into the turnbuckle. Cena is then sent head-first into the ladder, with Ziggler sent crashing into the table he set up after an inventive hurricanrana from Cena! Cena crawls to his feet, pulling the ladder upright again. He dropkicks Cena down, who drops the ladder he was fiddling with over the ropes. Ziggler tries to throw Cena into the turnbuckle, but stops himself and fights back, putting Ziggler on the top rope, but Ziggler headbutts him and he falls back down. Ziggler tries for a cross body, but Cena hoists him up and tries again for the Attitude Adjustment, but Ziggler hits him with a chair and escapes from the move. After clearing the ring of debris, he takes a breather. Ziggler goes for a super kick, but Cena ducks it and finally nails the Attitude Adjustment, sending Ziggler from the ring. Vickie Guerrero comes down to the ring armed with a chair, and screams at Cena to get up. AJ comes hurtling down to the ring and attacks Vickie, landing her own Five Knuckle Shuffle and squealing with glee after hitting it. Cena is back in the ring, and sets up a ladder while AJ skips around. As Cena climbs the ladder, AJ pushes the ladder over, hanging Cena on the ropes, before Ziggler lands a big super kick on him. Ziggler stares in disbelief at AJ, who smiles sweetly before skipping off. With Cena out of it in the corner, Ziggler climbs the ladder and unhooks the briefcase, to keep his prize!
Well, after some betrayal from the WWE’s most annoying female, Cena finds himself on the losing end of a match again. Fair play to Ziggler, he deserved this one – although it’s a shame he can’t cash in the briefcase tonight, which he might have been able to if this match was scheduled before the World Heavyweight championship bout. But no. We have to have a Cena main event, so it’s perhaps fitting that he’s now sat in the ring looking all glum with himself. See you in 2013 for Royal Rumble, with the return of The Rock, and a hopefully well-again CM Punk!
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