We are live from Columbus, Ohio and your announcers are Jim â€˜Wrong College Town with an O starting the university nameâ€™ Ross, Jerry â€˜Why canâ€™t Columbus be closer to Cleveland so I can go to the Indians game todayâ€™ Lawler and Michael â€˜I hope the people tonight appreciate my Maize and Blue outfit tonightâ€™ Cole.
We start off with CM Punk making his way to the ring and he has something to say to the SuperShow audience. Punk sits down and he says that he has a nugget of information for everyone. Punk says that he is different. He says that he walks differently, he acts differently, and speaks differently. Punk says that he doesnâ€™t have a filter in his brain. He says things like he is the Best in the World. Punk says that he has the ability to back it up in the ring. Punk says that he is also a target because he tends to piss off a lot of people. Maybe R Truth is mad at him. Punk says that he is scheduled to wrestle R Truth tonight in Columbus. It would have been lovely but there is someone else who he would like to kick in the mouth and that is Kevin Nash. He says that Nash is the soul crushing status quo. Same music since 1996. The same hair dye since the first Gulf War. He pushes Triple H like they are mortal enemies.
Punk says that he thinks that they are still best buddies. He says that he knows that Nash will have his back at Night of Champions. Punk says that he is willing to offer Nash to come to the ring and face him like a man. Punk looks at the invisible watch on his wrist and he tells Nash to get his balls out of his purse and face him like a man.
Punk thinks that he isnâ€™t coming out, but Nashâ€™s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. Nash tells Punk that he doesnâ€™t listen to him. He does what he wants whenever he wants. He fights whoever he wants. He does whatever he wants. Just like last Monday when he stuffed Punk in the canvas.
Punk interrupts and he says that Nash has more excuses than nicknames and he runs through a list of Nashâ€™s many personas. Nash asks Punk what he thinks will happen if he comes down there. Nash says that every time he comes down there, he leaves Punk laying. Changing the match only insures that Nash doesnâ€™t kill him.
Punk tells Nash to be quiet because he is boring him. Punk says that the estrogen pills that Nash took in Longest Yard were not props. Punk talks about the things that happened in 1994 and he points out that was the last time that Nash was relevant. Punk tells Nash that it isnâ€™t about Triple H. He tells Nash that he will continue to get up and fight if Nash puts him in the mat.
Punk is interrupted by Triple Hâ€™s music and Punk says that he is not done.
Hunter comes out in â€˜Corporate wearâ€™ and he makes his way to the ring. Nash tells Hunter that he is tired of this and he tells Hunter that Punk is a cancer. He tells Hunter to use his stroke to take care of him.
Hunter tells Nash that he would be inclined to get rid of Punk and forgive Nash for putting his hands on him last week. Hunter says that he learned the truth. We have security footage from the Staples Center. Hunter says that it is some new footage. Hunter says that a lot of people go in and out of his office but someone went into his office at the time that Nash got his text message. Hunter says that the person who sent the text was Kevin Nash.
Nash admits that he lied and he did what Hunter couldnâ€™t do. Nash says that he made WWE cool again and made it exciting. Nash calls Punk a cancer again and he says that the WWE Universe is not big enough for him and Punk. One of them have to go.
Hunter says that he has no problem with that but he has a problem with Nash. He might not like Punk, but Punk hasnâ€™t lied to him. All Nash has done is lie to him. Hunter says that he is inclined to get rid of someone.
Nash stops Hunter and he cannot believe that Hunter is picking Punk over him. Nash reminds Hunter that he is his friend. Nash asks if it is about the push from last week. Nash says that he got lost in the moment and got a little emotional. He thought that friends could do that. Nash wants to know what Hunter is going to do about it. Nash pokes at the bear and the bear punches back.
Hunter says that they were friends but now Nash is fired.
Punk walks past Nash and laughs at him and wishes him well on his future endeavors.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the Future Endeavoring of Kevin Nash.
We see Kevin Nash leaving in his car that is at the entrance and John Laurinaitis tries to stop him and then he drives off with him.
Match Number One: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston versus Jinder Mahal and Great Khali
Bourne and Mahal start things off and they lock up but Mahal with knees and a forearm to the back. Bourne with a head scissors take down followed by kicks. Bourne runs into a high knee and then Mahal with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Khali tags in and then he kicks Bourne. Khali with a chop to the head and then he sends Bourne into the turnbuckles and he kicks Bourne. Khali chokes Bourne in the corner and then he chops Bourne across the chest.
Mahal tags in and he chokes Bourne in the ropes. Mahal with a slam but he misses a knee drop. Mahal connects with a series of knees and a choke but Bourne gets his boot up when Mahal goes for one knee too many.
Kofi tags in and he hits a springboard clotheslines followed by chops and a drop kick and a superman punch. Kofi with the Boom Drop set up but Khali pulls down the ropes and Kofi goes to the floor. Khali tries to chop Kofi but he hits Mahal instead. Kofi takes care of Khali and Bourne is tagged in and he hits the shooting star press for the three count.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne
We see an Audi arrive and it is the WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez.
Kelly Kelly makes her way to the ring to watch the next match to see who she faces Kelly at Night of Champions happens after this commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Beth and Natalya defeating Kelly and Alicia Fox last week.
Natalya joins the announce team and Kelly.
Match Number Two: Eve Torres versus Beth Phoenix with Natalya in a Number One Contender Match
They lock up and Beth sends Eve to the mat. Eve with a forearm and a side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Eve with a bridge and then Eve with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Eve with a knee to the midsection followed by a forearm. Beth sends Eve into the ring post and then Beth pulls the arm into the post and then wrings it on the post. Beth gets a near fall. Beth with a kick to Eve and then she tries for a leg drop to the arm but Eve moves. Eve with kicks followed by a flying clothesline. Eve with a flip leg drop for a near fall.
Beth backs Eve into the corner but Eve fights her way out of there. Eve misses a round kick and Beth with a Glam Slam for the three count.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
After the match, Kelly checks on Eve, but then Natalya attacks Kelly from behind and JR calls Natalya a Jezebel.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Rock has more than a million followers.
Drew McIntyre says that he sees that Christian is a victim of injustice. Christian says that he deserves one more chance at the title. Alberto and Ricardo stop by and they want to talk to Christian and Drew leaves. Alberto says that he expected to see Christian with the World Title and he says that is because of John Cena. Christian says that he sees through what Alberto is saying. Christian says that if he was going to take out John Cena, it would be on his terms, not Albertoâ€™s.
Alberto reminds Christian that Cena hit him with the Attitude Adjustment and then 24 hours later he was wrestling Randy Orton for the World Title. Alberto says that they could have been talking together as the two champions.
Triple Hâ€™s latest â€˜Hunter as an ex-conâ€™ movie comes out this weekend. We see footage from Inside Out.
R Truth is walking in the back and he is joined by Miz who has a very blue tie on.
We go to commercial.
We are back and R Truth has something to say. When he thinks that he heard it all, he hears CM Punk calling himself different. How is Punk different? Unlike Punk, Truth has been speaking the truth his entire life. The real truth. Truth says that he must have to be a gooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd R Truth, shut his mouth, and get a ticket to watch Night of Champions. Then he can sit in the crowd and stuff his face like the rest of the Little Jimmys.
Miz says that isnâ€™t going to happen and he says that he had an epiphany and it confuses Truth. Miz uses more big words and Truth is confused. Miz says that they know what is going on around here and there is a conspiracy. They both know that Triple H is in way over his head as COO. He says that Hunter is so busy trying to figure out how to get his friends air time instead of the two men who are the most talents. In two weeks, they will have a title match. They will be facing Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston. Miz comments on the name for Kofi and Bourne that the fans chose and he throws out a handful of Reallys. He calls it the stupidest name he ever heard. Miz wants to know what Truth is talking about. Truth says that they have accepted the challenge. Truth says that CM Punk is about to get got.
Match Number Three: CM Punk versus R Truth with Miz
They lock up and Punk works on the wrist and Punk with kicks to the leg and then he takes Truth to the mat and gets a near fall. Punk with a snap mare and a kick to the back. Punk with a kick to the hamstring and then he stomps on the solar plexus. Punk with a side head lock take down and Punk gets a near fall. Truth backs Punk into the corner and Truth with a knee to the midsection.
Truth with a punch to Punk and a side head lock take down for Truth. Punk gets to his feet and Punk with a forearm. Truth with a shoulder tackle and Punk with a drop kick. Truth goes to the floor and Miz talks to him. Punk with a suicide dive and he hits Truth but Miz gets out of the way. Punk taunts Miz before rolling Truth back into the ring. Truth with a kick to the head when Punk returns to the ring.
Truth with another punch to Punk but Punk with a punch of his own. Truth with a snap mare and a near fall. Truth with a reverse chin lock. Truth sends Punk to the floor and then Miz sends Punk into the ring steps. Truth returns Punk to the ring and he gets a near fall. Truth with kicks to the hamstring and then he slams the leg into the mat. Truth stomps on the leg and knee. Truth drives the back of the knee into the apron.
Punk with an inside cradle for a near fall followed by a backslide for a near fall. Truth with a kick to the knee to stop Punk. Truth with a single leg crab on Punk and then he drives the knee into the mat. Punk with kicks but Truth with punches. Punk gains the advantage but Truth with a knee and a slam. Truth goes up top but Punk with a punch and Truth is crotched.
Punk with a chop and then he sets for a superplex and he hits it but both men are down. Punk with kicks to Truth followed by a leg lariat. Punk with a running knee into the corner followed by a bulldog. Punk goes to the apron for the springboard clothesline and he hits it. Punk calls for the Go To Sleep but Truth fights out of it and Truth with a kick and sit out gourdbuster for a near fall.
Truth misses the axe kick and Miz grabs Punkâ€™s leg. Punk with a baseball slide to Miz to stop him. Miz removes his jacket and the referee sends Miz to the back. Truth recovers and he hits Punk from behind because he wasnâ€™t paying attention. Punk hits the Go To Sleep for the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Triple H makes his way to the ring.
Punk tells Hunter that he doesnâ€™t buy Hunter punching Nash. He knows that they are still best friends and they are in on this.
Hunter says that he doesnâ€™t care and the bottom line is that Nash is gone. Hunter says that if Punk wants change, the match at Night of Champions is changed. Hunter says that Punk made it personal by talking about his wife and family. Hunter says that he wants to hurt Punk bad.
At Night of Champions, it will be No DQ and anything goes. Hunter says that when he is done, he might just fire Punk.
Punk tells the Cerebral Ass-assin to hold it and he says that Hunter has been hitting people with sledgehammers all the time. Punk says that he wants a stipulation as well. He wants Hunter to resign as COO if Punk beats him at Night of Champions. Punk accepts.
Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks talk to Wade Barrett about the Corre and how they are starting something. Alberto and Ricardo enter and he wants to talk to Wade. He tells Wade that John Cena embarrassed him. Ricardo reminds Alberto that it was in five minutes.
Wade says that he has been dealing with John Cena since before Alberto came to the WWE. He does not need an incentive to beat Cena and he tells Del Rio to watch.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to look at Otunga and McGillicutty confronting Jerry Lawler last week.
Jerry says that he never said Otunga and McGillicutty werenâ€™t good athletes but he has seen cadavers with more personality. Lawler says that his tag team partner has personality and it is Zack Ryder.
Match Number Four: David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty versus Jerry Lawler and Zack Ryder
Michael and Zack start things off and Michael with a knee and kicks to Ryder. Otunga tags in and Michael with a running back elbow and Otunga with a splash into the corner. Otunga and Michael have something to say to Lawler. Michael punches Ryder while Otunga has the ref dealing with Lawler and Otunga gets a near fall. Otunga with a front face lock and then he connects with a forearm and punches Lawler. Ryder with a flapjack and Lawler is tagged in.
Lawler with punches to Otunga followed by a running clothesline and drop kick. Lawler gets a near fall but Michael breaks it up and he goes after Ryder. Ryder back body drops Michael to the floor. Lawler takes the strap down and he hits the fist drop from the turnbuckles and Ryder wants to tag. Ryder makes the tag and he hits the Rough Ryder for the three count.
Winners: Zack Ryder and Jerry Lawler
Alberto Del Rio is talking to Dolph Ziggler in the back and he tells says that there is a rumor that after Ziggler lost to Orton last week, Vickie Guerrero is ready to dump him. Dolph says that there is a rumor that Alberto is afraid of John Cena.
The Bellas stop by and they must think that Alberto is the guest host because they hit on him. Alberto tells them that he will be with them.
Alberto asks Dolph if he is talking about the John Cena who makes fun of Vickie Guerrero. He tells Dolph that Vickie is looking for something to fight for her, not someone to manage.
Randy Orton is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Randy Orton versus Heath Slater
Orton with a kick and then he sends Slater shoulder first into the ring post. Orton follows that with European uppercuts followed by the Orton Stomp followed by a leaping knee drop. Slater with a thumb to the eye and then Slater with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Slater with knees to the back and a reverse chin lock. Orton with punches and a head butt but Slater with a spinebuster for the near fall.
Slater returns to the reverse chin lock and Orton with head butts followed by an Irish whip but Slater floats over. Orton with a series of clotheslines followed by a power slam. Orton picks up Slater and he sends Slater to the apron and he hits the IEDDT and then Orton twists for the RKO and he does the push ups and then hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Zack Ryder is in the back and he is with John Cena. Ryder is happy about the exposure he is getting tonight. Cena calls Ryder an idiot for wearing sunglasses indoors and then he tells Ryder that he is kidding.
Cena walks into commercial.
We are back and John Cena makes his way to the ring. We see the footage from two weeks ago when Alberto Del Rio attacked John Cena after his number one contender match.
Cena says we saw an interesting clip. Cena says that since that happened, he comes out and demands that Alberto Del Rio come out to confront him but Del Rio continues to duck him. Cena says that Alberto is going to be introduced and then he will drive out and make an excuse why Alberto cannot fight him tonight.
RicardoRodriguez makes his way to the stage and he introduces Alberto Del Rio. Alberto drives out and he makes his way out of his vehicle.
Alberto tells Cena that he just donâ€™t get it. Alberto says that he is trying to give John a fighting chance. Rey Mysterio is not here and he is not going to be here in a long time because of him. Alberto says that he did not do the same to John two weeks ago because he wants to give John a fighting chance in two weeks at Night of Champions. That is the type of champion that he is. Last week, he didnâ€™t show up because he is trying to protect John.
Tonight, Alberto says that he is not in the ring with John because he is trying to protect him. Alberto says that he is only speaking for himself. He cannot say the same for the other guys. Alberto introduces the Rudos of Raw.
Jack Swagger and Wade Barrett go after John Cena and Dolph Ziggler and Christian join in but Alex Riley makes his way out and Sheamus does too. John Morrison comes out and he hits a flying clothesline after hitting the floor when jumping off the ringside barrier.
Teddy Long comes out after his music plays. Teddy Long says that Triple H has given him the authority to intervene when necessary. Teddy is making an eight man tag match.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Los Tecnicos John Cena, John Morrison, Sheamus, and Alex Riley contra Los Rudos Wade Barrett, Christian, Dolph Ziggler, and Jack Swagger in an Elimination Match
The match is joined in progress and Barrett punches Riley and he sends him into the turnbuckles. Riley with an Irish whip and uranage for a near fall. Barrett with the Black Pool Slam for a near fall. Barrett with forearms to Riley and then he punches Riley in the corner. Barrett with an Irish whip but he misses a boot into the corner. Ziggler and Morrison tag in and Morrison with clotheslines followed by leg lariat and a standing C4. Morrison takes care of Swagger and Barrett with a double drop kick.
Morrison punches Ziggler but Christian tries to get involved. Ziggler puts Morrison into a sleeper but Swagger tags in and he puts Morrison in the ankle lock and Morrison taps out.
John Morrison Eliminated
Vickie Guerrero makes her way to the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler kicks Riley in the corner. Ziggler with a snap mare and a leaping elbow drop. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock on Riley and Riley with elbows but Ziggler with a kick. Riley with a forearm and a spinebuster. Riley goes after Barrett and Swagger on the apron and Ziggler with a Fameasser but he can only get a two count. Ziggler waits for Riley to get up and Swagger makes the blind tag. Swagger with the ankle lock but Riley counters. Swagger with a boot and then he hits the Swagger bomb and then he puts Riley in the ankle lock and Riley taps out.
Alex Riley Eliminated
Sheamus enters the match and Sheamus with forearms and kicks to Swagger followed by shoulders in the corner. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Barrett tags in and Barrett with a kick and punch to Sheamus. Sheamus with punches but Barrett with a knee to the midsection. Barrett with punches to Sheamus and then he puts Sheamus in the ropes and he connects with knees. The referee warns Barrett but Barrett with a running kick to Sheamus for a near fall.
Barrett with a reverse chin lock on Sheamus but Sheamus with an arm drag followed by running double sledges to Barrett followed by a tilt-a-whirl slam. Sheamus puts Barrett in the ropes and then he connects with a series of forearms across the chest. Sheamus with a knee lift to Barrett and then Sheamus goes up top for the flying shoulder tackle and then he kicks Ziggler out of the ring. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick but Barrett connects with a back heel kick. Barrett gets Sheamus set for a pump handle slam but Sheamus escapes and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.
Wade Barrett Eliminated
Christian with a spear on Sheamus for a near fall. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Sheamus escapes and he sends Christian to the apron. Christian slaps Sheamus and then Sheamus goes after Christian on the floor and Sheamus takes care of Ziggler on the floor. Christian and Sheamus go through the crowd and back into the ringside area and then Sheamus catches up to Christian on the ramp and they are counted out.
Christian and Sheamus Eliminated
Cena with a suplex to Swagger but Ziggler with a drop kick to Cena. Swagger gets a near fall and then he connects with a forearm to the back. Swagger with a hard Irish whip to the sternum. Ziggler tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back followed by kicks to the neck. Ziggler punches Cena and he tags Swagger back in. Swagger kicks Cena and then he butterflies the arms. Swagger with a forearm to the kidneys after sending Cena into the ropes.
Swagger with a second forearm to the kidneys. He tries for a third one, but you never do a move three times. Cena with a kick and punches and then he knocks Ziggler off the apron. Cena with the two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena gives one to Ziggler as well. Cena with the double five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena tries to get Swagger up but Swagger escapes the hold. Cena with a clothesline to Ziggler. Swagger with a belly-to-belly suplex and then Swagger hits the double jump Swagger Bomb.
Ziggler makes the blind tag and then Ziggler and Swagger argue. This allows Cena to recover and he hits the Attitude Adjustment on Ziggler for the three count.
Dolph Ziggler Eliminated
Swagger puts Cena in the ankle lock but Cena counters by rolling through and putting Swagger in the STF and Swagger taps out.
Winners: Los Tecnicos John Cena, Alex Riley, Sheamus, and John Morrison
After the match Del Rio tries to attack Cena and Cena gives Del Rio an Attitude Adjustment.
We go to credits.
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