A video package on the main event was shown.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge.
They did the "big match" introductions after all the entrances were done. They all stared at each other at the bell, then Cena went after Sheamus and Orton went after Edge. Edge and Sheamus were thrown out of the ring, and we had Cena and Orton facing off. Orton missed a punch, then both men teased their finishers before Edge pulled Orton to the floor and Sheamus ambushed Cena from behind. Sheamus pounded Cena, then Edge joined him, having disposed of Orton on the floor. Edge and Sheamus hit a double back elbow on Cena. Loud "Cena Sucks" chant. A "Let's Go Cena" chant started up in response.
Sheamus and Edge took shots at Cena, with Sheamus landing a clothesline. Edge then rolled up Sheamus from behind for a two count. Sheamus clotheslined Edge and began punching him in a corner. We saw some of the babyfaces in the back watching on a monitor. Edge fought back against Sheamus and hit a clothesline for two. Cena broke up the cover, but Edge tossed him out of the ring. Edge went to the top rope, but Orton ran in and crotched him. Orton went for a superplex on Edge, but Sheamus stopped it. Sheamus went to powerbomb Orton out of the corner, but Orton slugged him away. Orton got off the ropes. Edge went for a bodypress, but Orton ducked and Edge hit Sheamus. Orton broke up the cover.
Edge kicked Sheamus out of the ring, then Orton clotheslined Edge out of the ring. Cena was on the ring apron, and Orton suplexed him back in. Orton worked over Cena with kicks, then stomped him. Orton missed a kneedrop, and Sheamus ran in and hit Orton with a double axhandle. Sheamus and Cena slugged it out, and Cena hit a vertical suplex. Cena went for an Attitude Adjustment, but Sheamus elbowed out and hit the Irish Curse backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus went for a crucifix bomb, but Edge ran in to break it up with a spear. Sheamus sidestepped it, sending Edge back to the floor after hitting the ringpost. Cena rolled up Sheamus, but he kicked out and hit a clothesline. Orton then hit Sheamus with a clothesline, and Orton hit a double elevated DDT on Sheamus and Cena. Orton covered Sheamus and got a two count. Edge blasted Orton with a kick to the head.
Edge measured Cena for a spear, but Cena moved out of the way and Edge hit the corner. Cena hit the shoulderblocks and back suplex, then did the "You Can't See Me" and hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop. Orton came in and hit Cena with a neckbreaker, then gave Edge a powerslam. Orton measured Edge for an RKO. Sheamus came in and tried to pump kick Orton, who dodged it, but Sheamus managed to throw Orton to the floor. Sheamus stomped Edge, then punched Cena. Cena backdropped Sheamus to the floor.
Cena punched Edge, then went after Sheamus on the apron. Orton tripped Sheamus off the apron, sending Sheamus to the floor and clotheslining Cena on the top rope. Orton got on the apron, but Edge shoulderblocked him off. Edge grabbed Cena, but Cena tripped him and applied an STF. Edge struggled in the hold, and almost had the ropes, but Cena pulled him back away and reapplied the hold. Sheamus broke up the hold, then covered Edge for a two count. Sheamus kicked Cena, then pulled him across the apron and elbowed him repeatedly in the neck. Sheamus then went after Edge, hitting a short arm clothesline for a two count.
Orton got on the apron, but Sheamus knocked him back down. Sheamus then knocked Cena off the opposite apron. Sheamus went to slam Edge, but Edge floated over and hit a headcrusher. Sheamus rolled to the floor. Cena got in and went to give Edge an Attitude Adjustment, but Edge escaped and Orton slid in and hit Cena with an RKO. Sheamus ran in and shoved the referee away to break up the count. Orton kicked Sheamus out of the ring, but Edge nailed Orton with a spear. Sheamus got back in and hit Edge with a pump kick, sending him from the ring. Sheamus covered Orton, but Orton kicked out. Edge pulled Orton to the floor, but Orton unloaded with right hands. Sheamus came outside, but Orton shoved him into the announce table, ending the announcing for the night. Edge speared Orton on the floor, into the guardrail.
Backstage, the NXT rookies attacked The Hart Dynasty, Evan Bourne and R-Truth. They also wrecked the set and the monitor.
In the ring, only Cena was in the ring, seeing what was happening. The NXT guys headed to the ring, beating up production people along the way. Darren Young hit the ring first, and Cena gave him an Attitude Adjustment, but the rest of the NXT rookies ambushed him. Edge then started to fight with them on the floor, and he got beaten down. All of the NXT guys were on the floor beating on Edge, so Sheamus rolled into the ring and covered Cena for a three count at the 17-minute mark.
Winner and new WWE Champion: Sheamus.
Sheamus immediately ran off into the crowd after his pinfall. The NXT rookies went back to beating on Cena in the ring. Sheamus emerged on the stage with the WWE Title, then the NXT rookies chased after him into the back.
They showed Cena down in the ring, Edge down on the floor, and Orton (from the Edge spear) down on the floor. There was no announcing, and as all the top stars were laid out, all you could hear was the fans chanting "Daniel Bryan".
That ended the show at 10:36pm.
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