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12/13 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: JERRY LAWLER BECOMES UNIFIED WORLD CHAMPION AT AWA SUPERCLASH 3, STING WINS THE ONLY STARRCADE IRON MAN TOURNAMENT, DENNIS MILLER HOSTS THE SLAMMYS AND MUCH MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-12-13 08:00:29

December 13th

On this day in history in ....

1883 - H.M. Dufur defeats John McMahon in Boston, Massachusetts, for the American Collar-and-Elbow Title, beginning his third reign.

1920 - Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeats Joe Stetcher to win the New York version of the World Heavyweight Title.

1940 - Buddy Knox defeats The Great Mephisto to win the Midwest Wrestling Association (Ohio) Light Heavyweight Title in Akron, Ohio.

1952 - Frank Stojack defeats Roger Mackay for the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title in Roseburg, Oregon, beginning his fifth reign.

1960 - Lee Fields defeats Pancho Villa for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Pensacola, Florida, starting his third reign.

1961 - In Honolulu, Hawaii, The Masked Executioner defeats Lord James Blears for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title.

1963 - Enrique Torres defeats Rock Hunter for the Central States version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title in St. Joseph, Missouri.

1966 - The Infernos (Frankie Cain and Rocky Smith) defeat Jose Lothario and Sam Steamboat to win the Florida version of the NWA World Tag Team Title, their third, in Tampa, Florida.

1968 - Dusty Rhodes defeats Tommy Martin for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in St. Joseph, Missouri.

1969 - Vicente Febrer defeats Julian Pizarro to win Spain's Heavyweight Title.

1969 - Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne defeat Beauregard and Roger Kirby for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title, beginning their eighth reign.

1971 - Antonio Inoki is fired from the Japan Wrestling Association because of an apparent plan to attempt to take over the promotion. Inoki's NWA United National Heavyweight Title was vacated as a result. The following year, Inoki would found New Japan Pro Wrestling. Giant Baba would also leave and form All Japan Pro Wrestling the same year, and the JWA closed in 1973.

1972 - Bob Kelly defeats The Spoiler to win his fourth City of Mobile Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama.

1973 - Duke Miller defeats Ken Lucas for the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, ending Lucas' fourth reign.

1975 - Duke Miller defeats Ken Lucas to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title in New Brocton, Alabama. This ended Lucas' sixth reign and began Miller's third.

1976 - Don Leo Jonathan defeats John Quinn for the Vancouver version of the NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning his fifth reign.

1981 - Perro Aguayo defeats Chris Adams to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, Aguayo's third title win.

1982 - Mark Romero (later known as Mark Youngblood) defeats Hercules Hernandez for the NWA Central States Television Title in Kansas City, Kansas, beginning Romero's second reign.

1986 - The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) defeat Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. At the same event, Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) end the third CWA International Tag Team Title reign of Akio Sato and Tarzan Goto.

1986 - Rip Oliver defeats The Assassin in Portland, Oregon for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title, beginning his 10th reign.

1986 - During a tag team match with British Bulldog partner Davey Boy Smith against Don Muraco & Cowboy Bob Orton, the legendary Dynamite Kid suffers a severe back injury in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dynamite went down on the floor after being kneed in the back by Muraco and hit several times with a chair. Dynamite was rushed into a hospital for surgery to repair two torn lumbar discs. At first it was feared that his career was over, but he did manage to return to the ring a short time later. Dynamite later wrote in his autobiography that it was years of a high impact style, not this specific match, that caused the injury. The severe nerve damage to his back resulted in him never being the same in the ring, and while he would wrestle for another five years (and have a good run in All Japan Pro Wrestling), the glory era of the Dynamite Kid was over.

1987 - Miguel Perez, Jr. defeated Kareem Mohammed to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1988 - The AWA held their one, and only, Pay-per-view event, Superclash III, in conjunction with World Class Championship Wrestling and Memphis' CWA. The event, held in Chicago, Illinois at the UIC Pavilion, drawing less than 2,000 fans for the 12-match card. The card it notable for several stories and incidents, which will be covered in the results of the show. The show was not a success financially, with only 1,672 fans attending the show. Not long after SuperClash III, Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler bought World Class and merged it with the CWA to create the United States Wrestling Association.
The show results were:
- Hector, Chavo & Mando Guerrero defeated Cactus Jack & The Rock N' Roll RPMs (Mike David & Tommy Lane) when Chavo pinned Lane. This was the Pay-per-view debut of Cactus Jack. 15 years after this match, Chavo Guerrero confronted Verne Gagne (who promoted the show) at a wrestling convention over the fact that Verne has never paid him (and others) for appearing on the show.
- Eric Embry defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the World Class Light Heavyweight Title for the fourth time.
- Jimmy Valiant defeated Wayne Bloom in less than thirty seconds.
- World Class Texas Champion Iceman King Parsons defeated Brickhouse Brown.
- Paul Diamond, Pat Tanaka & Madusa Micelli (managed by Diamond Dallas Page) defeated Ricky Rice, Derrick Dukes & Wendi Richter.
- Greg Gagne defeated Ronnie Garvin via countout to win the AWA International Television Title. Garvin had actually beaten Gagne and was the defending champion going into this match, but he had signed a contract with the WWF and refused to job clean to Gagne before leaving. So, the AWA made up a story about the title being held up due to controversy over Garvin's championship win. As a result, this match was for a vacant title, and Gagne could win the belt on a countout.
- The Terrorist won a Street Fight Lingerie Battle Royal. Notables in the battle royal include Luna Vachon and Tina Ferrari (better known as Ivory in WWE).
- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Col. DeBeers in a Boot Camp match. Following the match, The Iron Sheik attacked Slaughter.
- World Class Tag Team champions The Samoan Swat Team (Samu & Fatu), managed by Buddy Roberts, defeated Michael Hayes & Steve Cox.
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Manny Fernandez in an Indian Strap match.
- AWA World Champion Jerry Lawler defeated World Class Champion Kerry Von Erich to unify the titles. Lawler was later given a third belt by the USWA proclaiming him the "Unified World Champion". Before the match, Von Erich absentmindedly cut himself with a blade backstage, slicing open his bicep. As a result, Lawler grabbed Von Erich's arm at the start of the match and rammed it into the ringpost in an attempt to explain why Von Erich was bleeding. The match ended when the referee stopped the bout due to Von Erich's excessive bleeding from the head, despite the fact that Von Erich had Lawler in the claw and was in control of the match at the time. This match almost didn't take place, as WWF reportedly went to the Illinois State Athletic Commission and pointed out an ancient statute that stated that amputees could not compete in championship matches as a way of messing with the show. WWF claimed Von Erich was an amputee (at the time, it was not common knowledge that Von Erich was missing a foot) and that the match should be canceled. However, the Commission said it wouldn't begin it's investigation until December 14th (after the PPV), so WWF dropped their request.
- The Rock N' Roll Express vs. Jimmy Golden & Robert Fuller ended in a double countout.

1988 - Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy defeat Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada in the finals of All Japan's Real World Tag League to win the vacant All Japan World Tag Team Title.

1989 - The Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant and Haku) defeat Demolition (Ax and Smash) for the WWF Tag Team Title in Huntsville, Alabama, ending Demolition's second reign.  This would be Andre's last championship reign in wrestling.

1989 - The NWA held the seventh annual Starrcade at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. In a surprising move, the decision was made to throw out the usual "supercard" format, and instead go with a pair of round robin tournaments, calling the show "Future Shock: Night Of The Iron Men". All of the matches had a 15 minute time limit, with no titles on the line. Here are the results:
- In the Iron Team tournament: Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom via countout.
- In the Iron Man tournament: Lex Luger defeated Sting.
- In the Iron Team tournament: The Road Warriors defeated Doom.
- In the Iron Man tournament: Ric Flair defeated The Great Muta in less than two minutes. This was Muta's first pinfall loss in the NWA. By the end of the night, he would have suffered two more losses.
- In the Iron Team tournament: Rick & Scott Steiner defeated The Road Warriors.
- In the Iron Man tournament: Sting defeated The Great Muta.
- In the Iron Team tournament: The Samoan Swat Team defeated Doom.
- In the Iron Man tournament: Lex Luger vs. Ric Flair ended in a draw.
- In the Iron Team tournament: The Samoan Swat Team defeated Rick & Scott Steiner via disqualification.
- In the Iron Man tournament: Lex Luger defeated The Great Muta via disqualification.
- In the Iron Team tournament: The Road Warriors defeated The Samoan Swat Team.
- In the Iron Man tournament: Sting defeated Ric Flair. This was Flair's first clean loss at a Starrcade event.

Final standings for Iron Team tournament:
Road Warriors - 40 points.
Rick & Scott Steiner - 35 points.
Samoan Swat Team - 30 points.
Doom - 0 points.

Final standings for Iron Man tournament:
Sting - 40 points.
Lex Luger - 35 points.
Ric Flair - 25 points.
Great Muta - 0 points.

1992 - Gran Hamada defeats Black Power II in a tournament final for the vacant UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, beginning his third reign. The title was vacated in January 1992 when champion Perro Aguayo left the UWA for CMLL.

1992 - Bat Yoshinaga and Tomoko Watanabe defeat Takako Inoue and Mariko Yoshida to win the All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

1993 - Alundra Blayze (Madusa) defeats Heidi Lee Morgan in the finals of a tournament to win the revived WWF World Women's Title.

1994 - Shinjiro Ohtani defeats Norio Honaga in Osaka, Japan for the UWA Welterweight Title.

1996 - Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie to win the Pro Wrestling eXpress Tag Team Title in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.

1997 - Timber defeats C.W. Anderson for the NWA 2000 American Heritage Heavyweight Title in Hope Mills, North Carolina.

1997 - La Ley defeats Jerry Estrada in Caguas, Puerto Rico, to win the WWC Junior Heavyweight Title.

1997 - Canadian Destroyer defeats Gene Austin for the Southern Michigan Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship in Michigan Center, Michigan.

1998 - Rob Van Dam and Sabu defeat The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) to win the ECW Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan, ending the Dudley's fifth reign.

1998 - Olimpico defeats Halcon Negro, Jr. to win the CMLL Welterweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1998 - Cima Nobunaga defeats Dr. Cerebro for the IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Title in Naucalpan, Mexico.

1998 - The Wrecking Crew (Big Q and Billy D) defeat Krazy KC and Knightmare to win the Empire Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title in San Jacinto, California, their second title win.

2002 - Ultimo Guerrero defeats Shocker for the CMLL Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

2002 - Dark Ninja defeats Bruiser to win the NWA Hawaii Hardcore Title in Waikiki, Hawaii.

2002 -Sting defeats champion Lex Luger and Malice (who Sting pinned to win the match) in a three way bout in Zurich, Switzerland to win the World Wrestling All-Stars World Heavyweight Title.

2003 - Dan Maff defeats champion Jerry Lawler and Shane Douglas in a three way bout to win the Jersey All Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Rahway, New Jersey.

2003 - Jerrelle Clark defeats champion Roderick Strong, Justice and Naphtali in a four-way match to win the NWA Florida X Division Title in St. Petersburg, Florida.

2003 - Sinn wins the NWA Bluegrass Heavyweight Title from Chance Prophet in Paintsville, Kentucky. At the same show, The Redneck Express (Chris Vega and The Rebel) defeat Vinnie Viagra and Billy Maverick win their second NWA Bluegrass Tag Team Title.

2005 - Batista and Rey Mysterio defeat MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro) for the WWE Tag Team Title in Springfield, Massachusetts.

2005 - Brian Jennings and Kimera defeat Matt Stryker and Tack to win the Heartland Wrestling Association Tag Team Title in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2006 - World Wrestling Entertainment announced this afternoon that they have "come to terms" on releasing Amy Zidian, who managed Jimmy Wang Yang in recent weeks on Smackdown.

2008 - John Morrison and The Miz won the WWE Tag Team championship in Hamilton, Ontario.  Devin Cutting filed the following results:

World Wrestling Entertainment
Saturday, December 13th, 2008
Copps Coliseum
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

John Morrison & The Miz defeated CM Punk & Kofi Kingston to win the World Tag  Team Championship.

Santino gave ringside tickets to a family that was sitting in the lower bowl of  the arena.

Kane defeated Charlie "The Hitman" Haas.

Eve Torres & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & Maryse.

Shelton Benjamin defeated Hurricane Helms to retain the US Championship.

Rey Mysterio defeated Mike Knox.

Santino issued an open challenge. The Boogeyman accepted the challenge, but when The Boogeyman entered the ring, Santino screamed & ran away.

Matt Hardy defeated Jack Swagger to retain the ECW Championship.

Edge defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Championship.

John Cena defeated Chris Jericho to retain the World Championship.


2009 - WWE presented their TLC PPV.  Richard Trionfo filed the following PPV report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com’s coverage of WWE’s inaugural TLC pay per view featuring matches that utilize tables, ladders, and chairs in different combinations.

We will be updating this page throughout the night so make sure to check back throughout the pay per view.

Thanks to the Eagles/Giants game, I will be filling in for your usual WWE pay per view correspondent, Buck Woodward who I am sure will be conversing throughout the night with Dave Scherer who is hoping for a different outcome. Also missing from potential contribution tonight is Raw Post Audio’s resident curmudgeon Mike ‘Son of Thatcher’ Epsenhart who will be back tomorrow night for the Slammy Award episode of Raw with Mike Johnson. Tonight’s post show coverage will be provided by Mike Johnson, at a minimum.

Tonight’s pay per view comes from San Antonio, Texas.

We begin with a video package showing the carnage that tables, ladders, and chair has caused over the years in the WWE.

Your announcers are Matt Striker, Jerry Lawler, and Michael Cole.

Match Number One: ECW Title Match: Christian versus Shelton Benjamin in a Ladder Match

They both look at the belt hanging above the ring as the match starts. They lock up and Benjamin backs Christian into the corner. They lock up again and Benjamin with a side head lock. Christian with a drop kick. Benjamin with a forearm off the turnbuckles after an Irish whip and then Benjamin with a kick and punch. Christian keeps Benjamin from going to the floor to get a ladder. Benjamin misses a dragon whip but Benjamin does not miss with a neck breaker. Benjamin goes to the floor to get a ladder, but Christian stops him and sends Benjamin into the barrier.

Christian takes a ladder but it is closed before he can bring it into the ring. Benjamin sends Christian into the ringside barrier. Christian is in the ring and he hits a double jump cross body to stop Benjamin from getting the ladder into the ring. Christian has the ladder in the ring and he sets it up under the ECW title belt. He climbs the ladder but Benjamin pulls him off. Christian punches Benjamin and Irish whips him. Benjamin lands on his feet on a monkey flip and Shelton climbs the ladder but Christian pulls him off again. Christian sends Benjamin to the floor again and he takes the ladder down but before he can throw the ladder onto Benjamin, Shelton trips Christian and the ladder falls on Christian, causing Christian to bleed.

They tend to Christian and the referee keeps Benjamin from going after Christian while he is being cared for. Benjamin climbs the ladder and Christian pulls him down as they fight on the floor. Christian sends Benjamin into the crowd and then Christian gets another ladder. They fight on the same ladder and Benjamin knocks Christian down. Benjamin with a cannonball onto Christian and both men are down.

Benjamin punches Christian and Christian falls into the ringside barrier. Benjamin rearranges the announce table and then Benjamin puts the ladder on the apron and the announce table. Christian tries to send Benjamin into the ladder but Benjamin slides under. Benjamin tries to catapult Christian into the ladder, but Christian pushes him away and Benjamin falls into another ladder.

They return to the ring and Christian sets a ladder in the corner and then he kicks Benjamin and punches him. Benjamin with an Irish whip that sends Christian face first into the ladder in the corner. Benjamin puts Christian between the ladder and turnbuckles and punches Christian. Benjamin tries for the Stinger Splash but Christian throws the ladder at Benjamin and Shelton is down. Christian sets up the ladder in the center of the ring and Benjamin pushes Christian off the ladder. Benjamin with the dragon whip.

Benjamin sends Christian head first into a ladder against the ropes. Shelton climbs the ladder but Christian brings him back to the mat with an inverted DDT. Christian has his hand on the ladder but he sees Benjamin on the turnbuckles and he tries to run the ladder into Benjamin. Benjamin climbs the ladder and he almost has it but Christian pushes Benjamin off but Benjamin holds on to the ladder and balances on the top rope. Benjamin with a clothesline from the ladder and Christian falls to the floor.

Benjamin picks up the large ladder and sets it up. Benjamin is within reach but Christian grabs Shelton and they fight on top of each other. Benjamin with a power slam from the top third of the ladder and both men are down again. Christian knocks over the ladder and sets one up in the corner. Benjamin with the Stinger Splash to Christian, who did not see Benjamin coming.

Benjamin is up top and he has the title belt. Christian pulls the ladder away but Benjamin has the title belt. Benjamin is not trying to pull the belt off the hook and Christian is able to get another ladder set up. Christian has the belt this time while there is no ladder to sit on. Benjamin grabs Christian and power bombs Christian into the ladder propped on the turnbuckles.

They each climb the larger ladder but Christian is closer to the belt. Benjamin punches Christian and then he thinks about a sunset flip power bomb but Benjamin takes too long to take Benjamin over and Christian with a rana. They fight to the apron and Benjamin tries for a German suplex onto the ladder between the apron and announce table. Christian with the pendulum kick and then Christian goes up top (because you already have your opponent incapacitated) and hits a splash onto the ladder and the ladder is bent into a ‘v’ shape.

Christian struggles to get to the ladder and he climbs it while Benjamin is down on the floor and Christian gets the title belt to win the match.
Winner: Christian

(Good opening match with a lot of moves that I have not seen before mixed in with the usual Shelton Benjamin in a ladder match spectacular action. A good start for the pay per view)

After the match, the medical staff checks on Benjamin while Christian celebrates in the ring. He takes a look at his opponent before leaving the ring.

The announcers talk about the Table, Ladders, and Chair Match for the Tag Titles later tonight. We have a video package from Monday’s handicap match when Big Show got involved.

Match Number Two: Intercontinental Title Match: John Morrison versus Drew McIntyre

They lock up and McIntyre backs Morrison into the turnbuckles and gives a clean break. Morrison works on the wrist but McIntyre with a forearm and he gets a near fall. McIntyre with an arm bar but Morrison with an arm drag and punch. Morrison with a European uppercut but McIntyre with an Irish whip. Morrison goes to the apron and he hits a shoulder followed by a head scissors. Morrison with a kick to the head for a near fall. McIntyre goes to the floor and Morrison is sent into the ring post and Morrison is down. McIntyre sends Morrison back into the ring and he gets a near fall. McIntyre sends Morrison into the turnbuckles and then he punches Morrison while the referee tries to keep McIntyre away from Morrison. McIntyre drapes Morrison over the apron and connects with a forearm. McIntyre with a short arm clothesline for a near fall.

Morrison returns to the arm bar and he ads a cross face. Morrison with forearms and kicks but McIntyre with a kick to stop Morrison. McIntyre with clotheslines in the corner and then he hits a suplex for a near fall. McIntyre returns to the arm bar. Morrison with a kick to McIntyre but McIntyre responds with a big boot and forearms across the chest and McIntyre gets a few near falls.

McIntyre returns to the arm bar as he works on Morrison’s back. Morrison punches McIntyre but McIntyre punches back. Morrison hits a DDT and both men are down. Morrison punches McIntyre and then he hits a clothesline and a leg lariat followed by a boot to the head for a near fall. Morrison goes up top and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. McIntyre with a kick to Morrison’s knee and Morrison limps a bit. McIntyre with a reverse wheelbarrow slam for a near fall. McIntyre slaps Morrison in the head but Morrison with a dropsault and McIntyre goes to the floor.

Morrison goes out to the floor after McIntyre but McIntyre punches Morrison. McIntyre misses a charge and goes into the ringside barrier. Morrison with a spin kick off the apron and both men are down. They get back into the ring and McIntyre misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post with his shoulder. Morrison with the corkscrew split legged moonsault and McIntyre’s foot is under the rope so the referee stops the count. Morrison kicks McIntyre. McIntyre tries to send Morrison into the turnbuckles but Morrison stays on his feet. McIntyre hits Morrison in the eyes while the referee is distracted by John Morrison’s belt. McIntyre hits the double underhook DDT for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre

(Good match and a solid follow up to the ladder match. Morrison was not hurt by losing because McIntyre used slightly nefarious means to win. It was a solid outing with a few awkward spots).

Vince McMahon congratulates Drew in the back for winning the Intercontinental Champion. Josh Mathews wants to talk to Vince but Vince suggests that Josh talk to Drew. Josh asks Drew if he is surprised that he won so quickly. Drew says that it was inevitable that he would win this quickly. Sheamus stops by and he admires Drew’s title belt. Sheamus says that it was pretty impressive, but Drew isn’t the only newcomer leaving TLC with gold.

Match Number Three: Women’s Title Match: Michelle McCool versus Mickie James

The bell rings and Michelle goes to the floor to avoid Mickie’s early aggression. They lock up and Mickie backs Michelle into the turnbuckles and then takes Michelle down but they maintain the collar and elbow tie up. They roll to the floor and Michelle is backed into the ringside barrier while Mickie is backed into the apron. They return to the ring while inches apart and stare each other down. They pull each other’s hair and then Mickie with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Mickie with a rollup and bridge for a near fall. Michelle with a forearm to the back and but Mickie tries for a crucifix take down but Michelle runs Mickie into the turnbuckles. Michelle with a knee to Mickie and a cover for a near fall. Michelle with a snap mare and knee to the back for a near fall.

Michelle with a chin lock and then she rubs Mickie’s face in the mat. Mickie with elbows to try to get out of the hold but Michelle works on the back. Michelle with a kick to the midsection. Michelle with knees to the back and then she insults Mickie but Mickie responds with forearms. Michelle with a back breaker for a near fall. Mickie with an inside cradle for a near fall. Michelle sends Mickie into the ring post and then Mickie goes to the floor. Michelle sends Mickie into the ringside barrier and then she returns to the ring for the referee to count. Michelle misses a charge into the ringside barrier when Mickie moves. Mickie with a head scissors and then a Thesz Press on the floor. Layla thinks about interfering before the competitors return to the ring.

Mickie with another Thesz Press. Michelle misses a clothesline but Mickie does not. Mickie hits another clothesline followed by a forearm. Michelle sends Mickie to the apron. Layla interferes and knocks Mickie off the turnbuckles. Mickie kicks Layla and Michelle knocks Layla off the apron. Mickie gets a near fall with a rollup. Michelle gets the three count after a big boot.
Winner: Michelle McCool

(This match was missing something because it was very choppy. Layla did nothing to help the match with her interference and actually took away from the match. Mickie and Michelle did not click in the ring tonight.)

We see a video package showing Sheamus and his run through ECW and the way he got his match tonight against John Cena.

Match Number Four: WWE Title Match: John Cena versus Sheamus in a Tables Match

Sheamus wants Cena to meet him in the center of the ring and Cena punches Sheamus and sends him into the turnbuckles. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog. Cena punches Sheamus and sends him into another turnbuckle. Cena charges into a boot and then Sheamus with a clothesline. Sheamus with a suplex and then he punches Cena in the head. Sheamus is the first to go for a table, but Cena stops him and slams Sheamus’ head into the announce table. Cena punches Sheamus and sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier.

Sheamus sends Cena into the ring post. Cena Irish whips Sheamus into the ringsteps. Cena pulls the first table from under the ring. Cena sets up the table on the floor and drapes Sheamus on the edge. Cena goes up top and Sheamus moves out of the way. Sheamus gets into the ring and he connects with knees to Cena as Cena returns to the ring. Sheamus with a running power slam. Cena is on the apron and Sheamus punches Cena. Cena hangs on to the ropes so he does not go through the table. Sheamus punches Cena and he teeters on the apron. Cena with a shoulder and he returns to the ring. Sheamus misses a punch and Cena gets Sheamus up for the Attitude Adjustment and he thinks about sending Sheamus through the table, but Sheamus stops Cena and Sheamus sends Cena into the turnbuckles.

Sheamus punches Cena in the head and then he slams Cena’s head into the ring steps. Cena punches Sheamus and he sends Sheamus into the ring steps. Sheamus stops an Attitude Adjustment attempt on the floor. Sheamus tries for a power bomb through the table, but Cena stops Sheamus. Cena blocks a suplex on the ramp and he hits a suplex of his own and Sheamus shows the effect in his reaction.

Cena closes up the table and he carries it up the ramp and tries to slam it onto Sheamus but Sheamus moves out of the way. They fight into the crowd and Cena attacks Sheamus from behind. Cena punches Sheamus. Cena clotheslines Sheamus over the ringside barrier and they return to the ringside area.

Cena pulls out a second table and he sets it up on the floor. Sheamus with the bicycle kick and Cena is down. Sheamus gets his own table and he brings it into the ring while Cena is still down. Sheamus props it in the corner. Sheamus picks up Cena but Cena rolls through and tries for an STF. Cena with two shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena finishes off the moves of doom with the five knuckle shuffle. The table is moved from the ring and Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment.

Cena gets the table he set up on the floor and brings it into the ring. Cena sets up the table in the ring and he looks to make sure that everything is okay with the table. Cena puts Sheamus on the turnbuckles and he sets up for a Super Attitude Adjustment through the table. Sheamus with elbows to get out of the hold and then Cena falls to the mat. Cena gets back on the turnbuckles and he tries for a superplex. Sheamus pushes Cena through the table and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner: Sheamus

After the match, Sheamus celebrates in the ring while Cena is down in the ring. Sheamus stands on Cena like the conquering hero.

(The match was not what I expected from them. There were too many spots that took too long. As soon as this match was announced at the end of the first hour, I had a feeling that Sheamus would win and maybe set up the immediate rematch. Since there is no ‘general manager’ for Raw, will Cena be able to get a rematch tonight like he promised? It was interesting to hear a lot of fans cheering for Sheamus during the match.)

We have a promo for the Tribute to the Troops Show on Saturday night.

Cole, Lawler, and Striker somberly talk about how much of an upset Sheamus’ victory was. They see the replay and Lawler wonders if Cena fell or was he pushed.

Match Number Five: World Title Match: Undertaker versus Batista in a Chair Match

Batista tries to bring a chair into the ring but Taker stops him. Taker tries to use the chair but Batista with a kick. Taker with a clothesline to Batista and then Taker with punches. Taker with an Irish whop but Batista with a clothesline. They fight to the floor and Taker sends Batista into the ring steps. Taker tries to use the chair but Batista with a kick and Batista sends Taker into the ring steps. Batista punches Taker as they fight around the ring. Taker throws a chair into the ring as they continue to battle on the floor. Taker is sent into the apron but Batista is sent into the ring bell cubicle. Taker misses with a running boot when Batista moves and Taker is caught on the ringside barrier. Batista hits Taker in the back with a chair.

Batista chokes Taker with the chair. Batista continues to jab Taker with the chair and then he puts Taker against the ring post but Taker moves when Batista tries to hit Taker. Taker drapes Batista on the apron for a VINTAGE leg drop on the apron. Taker gets a near fall. Taker tries for old school but Batista stops him. Batista tries for a superplex but Taker punches Batista in the ribs. Batista is still able to hit a superplex and both men are down. Batista sets for a Batista Bomb onto a chair but Taker counters with a back body drop that sends Batista onto the chair.

Taker and Batista with the boo/yay punch set up. Batista with a spinebuster for a near fall. Batista tries to wedge the chair in the turnbuckles and he punches Taker. Taker with a flying clothesline and then he sits up. Taker goes up top for old school and he hits it. Taker with an Irish whip followed by snake eyes but Batista knows Taker’s moves of doom and hits a spear to counter the big boot. Batista with a spinebuster onto a chair and Batista shakes the ropes and signals for a Batista Bomb but Batista gets between Taker’s legs and Taker locks in Hell’s Gate. Batista struggles to get to the ropes and he succeeds. Batista goes to the floor to regroup and he gets a chair. Batista hits Taker in the throat with the chair when Taker goes to check on Batista.

Batista tries for a spear in the corner but Taker moves and Batista runs into the chair he set up. Taker gets a near fall. Taker sets for the choke slam and he hits it. Taker can only get a two count as Batista kicks out. Taker sets for the tombstone but Batista escapes. Batista tries to send Taker into the corner but he stops short of the referee. Batista with a low blow and then he drills Taker with the chair and Batista gets the three count.
Winner: Batista

After the match, Teddy Long comes out and he says that while chairs are legal, a blatant foul is not. Teddy says that he will not let the title change on a cheap and despicable act. Teddy is restarting the match.

The match is restarted and Taker sits up. Batista runs at Taker and Taker with a boot into the chair and Taker hits Batista with the chair and then hits the tombstone for the three count.
Winner: Undertaker

(This match started slowly and built to an interesting finish with Batista winning the title. Then they brought out Teddy Long for the San Antonio Screwjob. Why is it that when a match is restarted, it only takes seconds to win? What would have happened if Batista hit Taker in the groin with the chair? What about the ring steps? Were they legal? The restarting of the match took away from what Taker and Batista built to)

We have the Royal Rumble commercial. Let the pointing at signs begin. (No thank you note from Vince yet).

he announcers talk about the issues between Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton and we have a video package.

Kofi is getting ready in the match and Ted and Cody stop by. They tell Kofi that they are not going to attack him because they are going to let Randy do it in the ring. Kofi says that Ted and Cody aren’t going to be psyched out by two side kicks. Ted and Cody say that Kofi has never been in a one-on-one match like this against someone like Randy. Ted says that Kofi is probably terrified. Kofi wonders why he is the one who is terrified when Randy sends his carrier pigeons instead of doing it himself.

Kofi walks in the back and he enters Randy Orton’s dressing room. Kofi says that he is looking forward to beating him down tonight.

Match Number Six: Rubber Match: Kofi Kingston versus Randy Orton

Orton with a side head lock and take down. Kofi tries for a head scissors but Orton maintains the side head lock for a moment until Kofi is able to get the head scissors applied. Orton escapes and Kofi with a hammer lock but Orton reverses. They lock up and Orton misses a punch but he sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and kicks Kofi until the referee tells him to stop.

Kofi punches Orton but Orton with an Irish whip but he charges into boots from Kofi. Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Kofi punches Orton and the referee pulls Kofi out of the corner. Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Orton but Orton tries for a power bomb but Kofi counters with a sunset flip. Kofi with a side Russian leg sweep and he sets for the Boom Leg Drop but Orton goes to the floor. Orton avoids a baseball slide and Kofi goes up top for a cross body but Orton with a drop kick to Kofi and both men are down.

Orton rolls in and stops the count before returning to the floor. Orton drops Kofi onto the ringside barrier and then he brings Kofi back into the ringside area. Orton stomps on Kofi’s lower abdomen. Orton drops Kofi on the top rope as he continues to work on the ribs and then Orton follows that with a leaping knee drop for a near fall. Orton methodically waits for Kofi to get back to his feet and he punches Kofi again. Orton with a kick to the midsection followed by a European uppercut. Kofi gets back to his feet and then Kofi with the SOS to Orton and both men are down.

Kofi gets a near fall. Kofi clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor and then Kofi with a suicide dive. They return to the ring and Kofi goes up top and he hits a cross body for a near fall. Kofi with chops to Orton followed by a discus chop and clothesline. Orton with an Irish whip but Kofi leaps from the turnbuckles for a clothesline and gets a near fall. Orton with a back breaker and then he waits for Kofi to get back to his feet. Orton tries for the RKO but Kofi with a drop kick and Kofi runs laps around Orton for the Boom Boom Leg Drop. Kofi tunes up the steel band and he hits Trouble in Paradise but Orton gets his hand on the ropes.

Orton falls to the floor and Kofi pulls Orton back into the ring. Orton with the IEDDT as he was playing a snake-like possum. Orton sees Kofi down and he thinks about a field goal kick. Kofi blocks it with his elbow. Orton with a divorce court to the injured arm. Orton does his RKO push ups as he waits for Kofi to get up. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise and Orton does not miss with the RKO and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton

(This was an okay match and maintained the last few weeks of the feud, but did not live up to the build that should have happened after the Madison Square Garden situation. There was some good action in the match, especially with Kofi blocking the field goal kick and Orton focusing on the arm. The pre-match situation with Rhodes and DiBiase was not good on both parts. They beat up Kofi before a Raw match but won’t do it at a pay per view when the stakes are higher? Then Kofi turns his back on Cody and Ted and they do nothing?)

Batista is in Teddy Long’s office and he tells Teddy that it was his fault that he lost and Teddy will make it right. Batista has a chair and he tells Teddy that he better make it right. He tells Teddy that the next time, he will not miss with the chair.

Match Number Seven: Unified Tag Title Match: Chris Jericho and Big Show versus Degeneration X in a Table, Ladders, and Chairs Match

Show pushes Hunter while Michaels punches Jericho. Michaels and Jericho lock up while Show and Hunter punch each other and Show with a head butt that sends Hunter to the floor. Show with an Irish whip that sends Hunter into the ringside barrier. Back in the ring, Michaels with a swinging neck breaker. Show misses a charge at Hunter and Show goes into the crowd. Jericho with a snap mare to Michaels. Hunter gets a table and sets it up against the ringside barrier. Michaels with a kick when Jericho charges at him. Show punches Hunter as they fight to a ladder and table. Michaels kicks Jericho to the apron and then he sends Jericho to the floor. Michaels chops Jericho while Hunter and Show fight in the crowd.

Jericho sends Michaels into the ring post and then Jericho moves a table and he tries to suplex Michaels through the table. Michaels tries to send Jericho through the table but Michaels with a chop and then he sends Jericho back into the ring. Michaels with the flying forearm and kip up. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Michaels escapes and then he hits a reverse atomic drop and chop. Michaels with a slam and then he goes up top for the elbow drop but Jericho gets his knees up and Michaels goes to the floor. Jericho brings the ladder to the ring as we see Hunter send Show into the Titantron. Jericho runs with a chair but Hunter with a kick. Hunter tries for a pedigree on the stage but Jericho with a back body drop. Michaels stops by for a second and he gets punched before Michaels goes to the back. Show holds Hunter and Michaels returns with a chair and we have a rehash of the Tanaka/Awesome chair fights. Michaels hits Show and Jericho with the chair and then Show stops Michaels.

Show walks to the ring and he is followed by Jericho. Jericho enters the ring while he waits for Show to bring the ladder into the ring. Hunter and Shawn recover in time to stop the ladder from getting into the ring. Hunter punches Jericho as Michaels brings the ladder into the ring. Hunter punches Jericho in the corner. Hunter sets up the ladder but thinks that it would be better to run it into Jericho’s chest.

Michaels slams Jericho and then they hit a double suplex of the ladder onto Jericho. They then use the ladder to knock Show down. Hunter and Shawn set up the ladder and Show takes care of Hunter and then pulls Michaels off the ladder. Hunter punches Show but Show punches back. Jericho brings another ladder into the ring and he drops Michaels on the ladder. Jericho with a baseball slide into the ladder and the momentum sends Michaels into the ring post. Show takes the ladder out of the equation. Jericho bulldogs Hunter onto the ladder. Jericho punches Michaels off the apron as Show sets up the ladder in the corner. Jericho punches Hunter and Jericho with an Irish whip into the ladder. Show runs Hunter into the ladder and then they put Hunter in the ladder of woe. Michaels chops Show and Show Irish whips Shawn onto the ladder and Michaels does the Michaels flip. Show with a splash onto Hunter and Hunter crumbles to the mat.

Hunter reverses an Irish whip and Jericho flips off the ladder to the floor. Show misses a splash and then Hunter with punches. Hunter with a face buster and then he takes the ladder and hits Show in the head. Jericho falls victim to the ladder when Hunter throws it onto him. Hunter blocks a choke slam and counters with a DDT. Michaels with a vintage elbow drop to Show. Shawn tunes up the band and Jericho avoids Sweet Chin Music. Jericho hits the Codebreaker and Shawn goes to the floor. Hunter with a spinebuster to Jericho but Show with a spear to Hunter.

Show sets up the ladder and he climbs it gingerly but Hunter has a chair and he hits Show in the back. Show punches the chair into Hunter’s face and Hunter is down and crawls away. Show tries to climb again and Shawn and Hunter push Show off the ladder. Hunter and Shawn with a spike pedigree and Show falls to the floor.

Shawn sets up a ladder and he climbs but Jericho pushes Shawn off and he lands on Show. Jericho climbs the ladder and Hunter returns to the ring and he grabs Jericho’s leg. The belts sway above Jericho as he tries to keep Hunter at bay. Hunter with a power bomb to Jericho and both men are down.

Hunter climbs the ladder but Show returns to the ring and he choke slams Hunter from the ladder. Show breaks the ladder and throws it out of the ring. Show punches Hunter in the abdomen and follows it with a head butt. Show with a slam while Jericho brings a new ladder into the ring. Show hip tosses Michaels back into the ring. Jericho puts Hunter and Michaels into the middle of the ladder while Jericho uses the chair on the ladder. Show drops the ladder onto Shawn and Hunter and then he breaks it in half. Show picks up Michaels and he runs Michaels and Hunter through the table on the floor. Jericho gets on Show’s shoulders and then he tries to figure out how to get the belts. Shawn and Hunter return to the ring and Show gets super kicked and Jericho falls out of the ring and off the table. Shawn with another super kick and then they use the ladder edge to send Show over the top rope to the floor.

Hunter holds the side of the ladder and Michaels climbs it and he gets the title belts to win.
Winners: Degeneration X

Shawn and Hunter celebrate in the ring as we go to credits.

(I thought this match was okay but it did not feel like a main event. There were some interesting spots during the match but it felt like an X Division match where everyone had to get in their ‘signature’ moves with no regard for what they had done to their bodies during the match. I liked the spot with the super kick while Jericho was on Show’s shoulders, except for seeing Jericho bounce off the edge of the table. I had hoped to see that type of spot during the tag team Ultimate X match in TNA and it looked unique. The worst thing about Jericho losing is that he is no longer on Raw, and forcing the split of the tag team because Show is a member of the Raw brand [unless they have voted him off the island after turning on the team at Bragging Rights])

(- Overall, I would say that this was a good pay per view that started off a lot stronger than it finished. I thought the best match of the night was the ECW Title match.
- The surprise of seeing Sheamus win was good, but I hope they do something with it tomorrow night on Raw and don’t make this a 24 hour title reign. Maybe they can give someone else the title match at the Royal Rumble instead of the usual suspects so it adds star power to the Rumble match.
- I was a bit disappointed with the Orton/Kingston match but it was still a decent match but I think it hurt Kofi more by having him lose.
- I think Morrison has moved into the title picture for the Smackdown brand with his performance against Drew McIntyre. I thought the best thing for McIntyre was to have Vince McMahon suggest that Josh interview Drew after his win than to ask Vince any questions.
- They need to be consistent with the ‘he used a low blow so the match needs to continue’ rule. Use it for every match or don’t use it at all.)

2010 - WWE signed a deal with Netflix.

2010 - Dennis Miller hosts Raw, featuring the WWE Slammy Awards.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live from New Orleans, Louisiana and your announcers are CM ‘Where is Anne Hathaway for these awards’ Punk, Jerry ‘I would like to thank the Gymboree’ Lawler, and Michael ‘I have to look over my shoulder tonight’ Cole.

Welcome to the entertainment spectacular that is the 2010 Slammy Awards.

It is time for a special guest and it is former WCW Champion David Arquette. He calls himself one of the greatest WCW Champions of all time. He reminds everyone that he was the World Champion. He mentions that he beat Eric Bischoff. He knows that this is the Slammys and not the Oscars, but he should have won an Oscar for Ready to Rumble. It is time for the first award and it will be for

Shocker of the Year

The nominees are:

The Miz cashes in Money in the Bank, becomes WWE Champion
Randy Orton punts Chris Jericho in the head
The Nexus debuts
Paul Bearer turns on The Undertaker

The winner is the debut of Nexus.

Out to accept the award is Wade Barrett, but he is the only one to come out. Wade waits for the fans to stop showing their love for anything else and he says that he accepts this award on behalf of the Nexus. He says that Nexus wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him and if he hadn’t won Season One of NXT. If he hadn’t brought the rest of them along, they wouldn’t have become the most dominant force in WWE history. Wade reminds us that he is the one man with the power to rehire John Cena. Wade says that the other members of Nexus told him that if he does not bring back Cena, he will be excommunicated from the group. Wade reminds us that it is his group. He is not sure what he will do about Cena, but he will make the decision some time tonight. Wade says that he will be creating many more shocking moments in the WWE.

We have a clinky clinky and Mr. Irrelevant assumes the position at the General Manager’s work station. We have a quote and Wade is given the opportunity to create another shocking moment in a match against Big Show.

Show takes Barrett’s Slammy and goes to the ring.

Match Number One: Big Show versus Wade Barrett

Wade stands in the corner as Show waits for him to get into the center of the ring. Barrett retreats to the ropes before locking up. Barrett goes back to the ropes to continue to frustrate Show. Barrett goes to the floor because he isn’t ready for the match. The referee starts his count and then he returns to the ring.

Show with a kick and then he punches Barrett in the midsection followed by a chop to the upper chest. Show tries for another chop but Barrett with a rake of the eyes and Show is blinded. Barrett with kicks and punches to Show. Barrett with kicks to the leg and a punch to the head. Show pushes Barrett away and Barrett continues with punches. Show with punches as he regains his sight. Barrett goes to the floor and Show follows after him.

Show with a chop against the ringside barrier. Barrett is back in the ring and Show returns as well. Barrett leaves the ring and he takes his award and goes to the back.

As Barrett goes up the ramp, the referee makes the ten count.

Winner: Big Show by count out

We go to commercial.

We are back and we will find out the Diva of the Year in a Battle Royal.

It is time for the Despicable Me Award and the award will be presented by Kelly Kelly and Tyson Kidd (with Jackson Andrews)

Kelly talks about the heinous acts in WWE, but Tyson interrupts and officially introduces his bodyguard Jackson Andrews. Tyson congratulates Kelly on using more big words than she ever did before. Tyson says that the Shocker of the Year should have been Kelly pronouncing treachery properly. Kelly congratulates Tyson for speaking more tonight than he did in his entire career. Kelly then insults Tyson’s hair.

Despicable Me Award

The Nominees are:

CM Punk sings "Happy Birthday" to Rey Mysterio's daughter
Drew McIntyre faces and humiliates Teddy Long
Kane buries The Undertaker alive
Mr. McMahon makes truce with Bret Hart, then kicks him in the groin

The winner is: CM Punk.

Punk celebrates at the announce table and then he goes to accept the award. Punk says that this goes to prove that if you work hard and believe in yourself, your dreams can come true. Punk says that he did what he did because Rey wronged him. Punk says that there is another individual in the back who wronged him. Punk says that there will come a day when he gets even. He tells that person to watch his back because he holds grudges and he does not forget. If you think what he did to Rey and his family was despicable, you haven’t seen anything yet.

While Punk continues to celebrate, Kofi Kingston comes out and rains on Punk’s celebratory parade.

Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan with The Bellas versus Dolph Ziggler and Ted DiBiase with Maryse and Vickie Guerrero

The match is joined in progress and Dolph has Bryan in a reverse chin lock. Bryan with elbows and Ziggler with a kick and Fameasser for a near fall. Ted tags in and he kicks Bryan and chokes him in the ropes. Ziggler with a kick to the head and Ted gets a near fall.

We are told that some of the technical awards were given out before the show.

Ziggler tags in and hits a leap frog neck snap before tagging Ted back in. Ted kicks and punches Bryan and gets another near fall. Ted with a reverse chin lock and he tries to add pressure by flopping on the mat. Bryan gets back to his feet and Bryan with elbows. Bryan and Ted try for cross bodies and both men are down. Ted rolls to the floor and Maryse check on him. Kofi makes the tag and he hits a running forearm and drop kick on Ziggler followed by the Superman punch. Kofi with the Boom drop. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and he hits it and gets the three count.

Winners: Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan

We see Ted almost break up the cover but he could not get there in time.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did you Know that WWE programming is available to the military?

It is time for the next award and presenting it will be Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov.

Santino mentions the many guest stars. Santino mentions Vladimir being humiliated by the cast of MacGruber. Vladimir threatens Santino and Santino apologizes and he says that he respects and loves Vladimir. He kisses Vladimir and Vladimir wants to kill him.

Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year

The Nominees are

Wayne Brady gets RKO'd by Randy Orton
Pee-wee Herman vs. The Miz
Mike Tyson punches out Chris Jericho
William Shatner sings WWE Entrances

The winner is Pee Wee Herman. We have pre-recorded comments from Pee Wee. He comments on how shiny the award is. He wants to thank everyone involved. He thanks Miz and Big Show. He says that he is ready to come back whenever they want him. Pee Wee says that he is about to burst into tears. He thanks the WWE and his fans. Pee Wee plugs his Broadway show.

CM Punk demands a recount for Shatner.

We go to the Nexus Locker Room and the rest confront their boss for Wade’s decision. Otunga tells Wade that if he doesn’t bring Cena back, they will be okay, but they don’t know about Barrett. Otunga comments on Barrett’s count out loss to Big Show.

Wade thanks David for opening his eyes because now he knows exactly what he has to do. Wade leaves and we see the B Team stare at the cameras as we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Mark Henry versus ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes

Cody demands that Henry stay back because Cody needs to put his jacket down. Cody goes into the ropes to avoid Henry. Cody yells at Henry about his hair. Rhodes with a waist lock into a side head lock and he tosses Cody away. Henry with a clothesline and then he rakes the face. Cody yells at Henry about his face and then he kicks Henry in the knees and Henry falls into the turnbuckles. Cody with boots to Henry and then he puts Henry in a rear chin lock. Henry gets back to his feet and he blocks a kick from Cody. Henry with clotheslines to Cody followed by an Irish whip. Henry with a running butt splash on Cody and then he tries for another splash but Rhodes moves. Cody with Beautiful Disaster and then he hits a knee drop from the second turnbuckle for the three count.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the next Slammy Award and it is being presented by Jerry Lawler and Vickie Guerrero. Jerry says that he is glad to see Vickie here tonight. Jerry says that he was at the vet all night with his pet lizard because of reptile dysfunction.

Vickie comments on the moment that Lawler was cost the title by Michael Cole. Jerry says that is also the reaction that Dolph has when Vickie tries on lingerie for him

Holy %&^*%&* Move of the Year

The Nominees are

Kofi Kingston hits Drew McIntyre with a leg drop off ladder through announce table
John Cena sends Batista onto a car and through the stage with two Attitude Adjustments
Randy Orton delivers RKO to a flying Evan Bourne
John Morrison dives off set onto Daniel Bryan and The Miz

The winner is John Cena. Jerry reminds us that John Cena is fired so he cannot accept the award.

Wade Barrett comes out and says that there is nothing unfortunate about Cena not being here. He takes the award and says that if Cena wants it, he can get it. Barrett says that the world is hanging on his every word because he is going to decide whether to rehire John Cena or not.

Wade makes his way to the ring and he says that his decision is that John Cena . . . will not have an answer unless he comes to the ring and meets him in the ring.

He wants John Cena to face him man to man.

John appears in the crowd and goes into the ring. Barrett wants Cena to keep his distance because if Cena attacks him, Cena knows what his answer will be. Barrett says that this decision will affect Cena, Barrett, and Nexus.

Speaking of Nexus, they come to the ring in the Blue Angel formation.

Cena throws his hat and shirt into the crowd so it means it is on. Nexus circle the ring and Barrett officially rehires Cena on two conditions.

The first condition is that he agrees to face Barrett on Sunday in a chair match.

Cena likes that condition.

The second condition is that Cena goes one on one . . .

with David Otunga.

Barrett shows why he rehired Cena and Nexus get on the apron and Cena goes after one of them, but there are more members of Nexus and it becomes a five on one attack. Barrett returns to the ring with a chair and he stands over Cena and hits Cena in the back with the chair.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Wade Barrett rehiring John Cena and subsequent attack by Nexus.

It is time to recap the Slammy Award winners so far.

David Arquette is here to announce another award, but he has a few things to say first. He says that he is opening at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. He announces the WWE Universe Fan Reaction of the Year Award.

The Nominees are:

Kid reacts to John Cena joining Nexus.
Fan reacts to Shawn Michaels losing at Mania
Angry Miz Girl reacts to Orton losing the title

The winner is Angry Miz Girl. Out to accept is the legend herself. She gives a speech, but she is interrupted by Miz and Alex Riley.

Miz asks her if she remembers him because he remembers her. He comments on her Slammy. Miz takes the award and he says that he should take it for safe keeping. Punk wonders if Miz is going to sing Happy Birthday to her. Miz wants her to recreate the face that made her famous.

Miz says that if anyone deserves a Slammy it is not a nine year old girl, it is him. He says that he has been the Tag, United States, and WWE Champion as well as Money in the Bank holder. He says that is a grand slam. Tonight is the Slammys, but there are three weeks left in the year. If you want a moment of the year, tune in on Sunday when he has Randy Orton beaten so bad he is begging to be put through a table.

The buzzkill interrupts and Michael Cole gets off his perch and climbs Mount General Manager. And Cole quotes, six days before his tables match, both him and Randy Orton will face former champions tonight. Miz will face a former World Champion and the match will start now.

Match Number Four: Miz with Alex Riley versus Rey Mysterio

Miz punches and kicks Rey in the corner. Rey with a head scissors to send Miz to the floor. Rey with a seated splash as we go to commercial.

We are back and Rey with a wheelbarrow but Miz blocks it for a moment but Rey with a bulldog and then he drop kicks Miz into the ropes and Alberto Del Rio’s music plays and Miz gets out of the ring. Rey stops everything even through Alberto is on the ramp.

Rey goes to the floor and Miz hits a wheelbarrow suplex into the apron. Miz returns to the ring and gets a near fall. Miz with kicks to Rey followed by a punch. Miz puts Rey on the top turnbuckle and sets for a superplex but Rey stops him. Rey with a head butt to Miz and Miz falls to the mat. Rey with a seated splash followed by a springboard cross body for a near fall. Miz with a kick to Rey and he tries for a rollup but Rey rolls through and kicks Miz and gets a near fall. Miz with a knee. Rey with a drop toe hold and Miz falls into the ropes. Del Rio gets on the apron to distract Rey. Miz knocks Del Rio off the apron. Rey gets a near fall followed by a rollup for a near fall. Del Rio trips Rey and Miz with an inside cradle for the three count.

Winner: Miz

After the match, Rey goes up the ramp after Del Rio.

After the match, the ding dong goes off and Cole has to apologize to his man crush. Randy Orton will have to face Alex Riley and his partner, former WCW Champion David Arquette.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the next award and it is going to be presented by Edge.

Edge says that it is an honor to present this Slammy. He says that Kane was supposed to be his co-presenter but he is having his own breakdown. Edge says that he will win the World Title on Sunday. Edge wants a co-presenter, someone he is comfortable with. Someone he has had chemistry with over the years.

Christian comes out and his arm is in a sling. Edge asks how Christian is doing.

Christian says that he hopes Alberto Del Rio wins this award because his peeps haven’t forgotten that Alberto is the reason why he is on the shelf.

"Oh Snap" Meltdown of the Year

The Nominees are

Big Show destroys Jack Swagger’s trophies
Edge destroys the Raw GM’s computer
Alberto Del Rio injures Rey Mysterio’s arm with a steel chair
Batista quits WWE

The winner is Edge. Edge doesn’t think that is a meltdown. He has always been calm and rational. Edge calls the Raw General Manager gutless and vindictive. Edge talks about having the General Manager putting him in a match against Jack Swagger.

Christian’s phone goes crazy and he says that he got a message from the Raw General Manager. Edge wants to know if Christian is serious and Christian says that he was just trying to calm down Edge.

Edge says that he will be the World Champion on Sunday, but there is one thing that remains the same. And Edge quotes. Michael Cole is still a massive tool.

Michael Cole has a hissy fit about Edge’s comments.

Match Number Five: King Sheamus versus John Morrison

They lock up and Sheamus backs Morrison into the corner and he slaps and kicks Morrison. The referee pulls Sheamus out of the corner. Morrison takes Sheamus down and the referee stops Morrison. The referee has lost control so he calls it a double disqualification.

Double Disqualification

Referees come out to break up Sheamus and Morrison.

The fans want this match to continue but they are not WWE officials.

The noise that isn’t Christian’s phone goes off and Cole says that the issue is not going to be decided tonight. The stakes will be raised. They will meet at TLC and the winner will become the Number One Contender for the WWE Title. The winner will retrieve the contract suspended above the ring. They will meet in a #1 Contender Ladder Match.

Sheamus and Morrison continue to brawl, well Sheamus attacks Morrison and then he yells at the computer. Sheamus grabs a ladder that was at ringside. He brings the ladder into the ring and he hits Morrison in the midsection with it. Sheamus returns to the ring and kicks Morrison in the head. Sheamus tosses Morrison over the top rope and onto the ladder.

We go to commercial.

We are back and You Probably Already Know about the work that WWE does with Make A Wish.

It is time for the next Slammy and the presenters are JTG and William Regal.

JTG throws out a few yo yos and Regal gets us into the nominations.

Knucklehead Moment of the Year

The Nominees are

Big Show unmasks a bald CM Punk
Santino Marella gets out-danced by Vladimir Kozlov
Beth Phoenix eliminates The Great Khali from the Royal Rumble
Lay-Cool gets beaten by Mae Young

The winner is LayCool being beaten by Mae Young.

Michelle and Layla come out to accept their award for losing a match. Layla thanks Mae Young, but she doesn’t think Mae gets USA at her nursing home. Layla says that the award will always be Flawless. Michelle says that it is time for them to win their second Slammy in the Diva of the Year Battle Royal.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six: Diva of the Year Battle Royal featuring all of the Raw and Smackdown Divas

Michelle kicks some people before the bell rings and Tamina watches and then eliminates Kaitlyn. Rosa is eliminated as well. Melina punches Maryse. Tamina has been eliminated. One of the Bellas has been eliminated. Michelle and Layla sends the other Bella to the floor and they are eliminated. Michelle hits Beth and kicks her in the leg. Natalya eliminates Maryse. Michelle knocks Natalya down. Beth with an elbow to Alicia. Michelle tries to eliminate Kelly but Kelly holds on the apron but Layla kicks Kelly to the floor. Layla is proud of her elimination. Alicia Fox is on the apron and Melina tries to eliminate her. Beth sends Melina to the floor from the Glam Slam position. Natalya with a discus clothesline to Michelle but Gail and Alicia go after Natalya. Beth with a snap mare to Layla and Layla begs for mercy and she gets in the fetal position so Beth kicks her to the floor. Layla grabs Beth’s leg and Michelle hits Beth from behind to eliminate her. Natalya eliminates Alicia and Gail at the same time and then Michelle kicks Natalya to the floor to win the match and the award.

Winner: Michelle McCool

Can we have your attention because Michael Cole has to read something from the General Manager. On Sunday things will be different because at TLC, LayCool will face Natalya and Beth Phoenix in the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match.

Edge is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: The continuing adventures of Wile E. Kane and the Edge Runner.

Match Number Seven: Jack Swagger versus Edge

They lock up and Swagger with a knee to the midsection followed by a gutwrench suplex and then he knees Edge in the ribs. Swagger punches Edge and chokes him in the ropes. Swagger with a hard Irish whip and he pushes Edge around. Edge punches Swagger but Swagger with a pump handle gutbuster and then he kicks Edge in the midsection. Swagger starts to work on the arm as he tries to get Edge into a key lock. Edge punches Swagger but Swagger with a big boot and he gets a near fall. Swagger tries for a running power slam but Edge escapes and hits an Edge-o-Matic and both men are down.

Edge with a running forearm and a face plant side slam for a near fall. Swagger gets a near fall. Swagger with the double jump Swagger Bomb and Edge tries to block it but Swagger grabs the ankle. Edge rolls through with a rollup for a near fall. Edge blocks a Doctor Bomb with an Implant DDT. Edge with a spear to Swagger for the three count.

Winner: Edge

Alex Riley and Miz are in the back and Alex wonders if he should be in the ring with Arquette. Miz says that he will be there too. David says that they are ready. Arquette says that there are a lot of similarities between them. He ends it by saying that they are both awesome. Riley says that he has concerns, but Miz says that he has one goal in mind, and that is to put Randy Orton through a table.

We go to commercial.

We are back and CM Punk is admiring his Slammy Award and Michael Cole talks about the Raw versus Smackdown 2011 contest winner for the video game moment of the year.

It is time for the next Slammy and Big Show is out to present it.

Show says that there have been many legendary moments in WWE history, such as Hogan slamming Andre, Jimmy Snuka leaping from the top of the steel cage, or the birth of Austin 3:16.

WWE Moment of the Year

The Nominees are

Sheamus attacks Triple H from behind with a lead pipe
Edge Spears Chris Jericho through the barricade
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in Michaels’ final match
John Cena counts 1-2-3 as Orton defeats Barrett and Cena is fired from WWE

The winner is Undertaker versus Shawn Michaels from Wrestlemania.

We go to pre-recorded comments from Shawn Michaels. Shawn is in his Gregory Helms hunting gear and he says that he is in a hidden location so WWE won’t ask him to come back. He thanks everyone for making his life so wonderful. Shawn says that it was a tough moment but it was a joy to be a part of many memorable moments. Shawn says that he does not miss it, but he misses the people. Somewhere down the road, maybe they will see each other again.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Eight: Randy Orton versus David Arquette and Alex Riley with The Miz in an is this really a handicap match when you look at who Randy is facing Match

Orton punches Riley and connects with a few European uppercuts. Riley with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline and another European uppercut for a near fall. Riley with a punch but Orton with an elbow. Orton with an Irish whip but Riley with a knee. Arquette tags in and hits a double sledge to the back and Orton with a kick and then he gets ready for the RKO with push ups. Riley is tagged in a few times for luck. Riley misses a punch and Orton with a back breaker and then he goes for a knee drop but misses it. Riley with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Riley punches Orton but Orton punches back. Riley kicks Orton in the corner and Arquette chokes Orton. Orton punches Riley but Riley with a kick but Orton with a clothesline or two. Riley with a power slam and then he walks around before hitting an Olympic Slam and then it is push up time. Orton hits the RKO and gets the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

After the match, Miz hits Orton from behind with the briefcase. Miz gets a table from ringside. They set up the table and try for a double suplex but Orton blocks it and pushes Arquette away. Arquette with a thrust kick and Orton looks at Arquette and he does the quart of blood move. Orton with a kick and power bomb of Arquette through the table.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to run through the card for the TLC pay per view on Sunday.

It is time for the next award and it is being presented by Michael Cole. And I quote, because it is time for the ‘And I Quote’ Line of the Year.

The winner is Michael Cole. He says that he is shocked to win and he didn’t expect to win, but he had a few prepared comments. He says that he deserved the award. He continues his speech and then he is played off by the music for Raw.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the final Slammy Award and it is being presented by Teddy Long. The final award is for WWE Superstar of the Year.

The Nominees are:

Miz
Randy Orton
Edge
Kane
Rey
John Cena

The winner is John Cena. John says that he is back and he accepts his award. He thanks everyone for not giving up on him. He says that until an hour ago, he didn’t have a job so he is surprised that he won. He was forced to join the Nexus and the only positive was peeing in Wade Barrett’s coffee. He was fired, but he got to tailgate with the WWE Universe and they picked the right city to party. The things that happened were because of him. He says that he will continue to be a man of his word. He has gotten to each and every member of Nexus except for two. David Otunga and Wade Barrett. Tonight, when David Otunga steps in the ring, he doesn’t care who he brings with him, David Otunga is going to get hurt. That will leave just one, Wade Barrett. Cena says that on Sunday, every ounce of frustration and misery will be unleashed. He vows that Wade Barrett will be destroyed.

Before the match starts, Wade Barrett comes out and he reminds Cena of what will happen to him on Sunday.

Match Number Nine: John Cena versus David Otunga in a One More Before Wade Gets It Match

Barrett tells the rest of Nexus to leave and Otunga starts to sweat a little bit.

Cena brings Otunga into the ring and then hits a clothesline. Cena with a chop across the chest and then he chops Otunga in the back. Cena with a gutwrench suplex on Otunga. Cena with a clothesline and then he sends Otunga into the corner. Cena with an Irish whip but he misses a charge. Otunga with a kick and punches to Cena but the referee warns him. Otunga with a punch and then he hits a running back elbow modified pounce for a near fall. Cena with a drop toe hold and he puts Otunga in the STF and Otunga taps out.

Winner: John Cena

After the match, Cena looks at Barrett and tells him one more.

He gets a chair from ringside and he is going to treat Otunga the way he treated Darren Young. Cena with a chair to the midsection and then to the back. Cena with another shot to the back. Cena winds up for the third shot and Otunga goes down one more time. Cena pulls Otunga into the center of the ring and Cena gives Otunga one more because of Barrett.

We go to credits as we thank Louisiana for hosting Raw.

2011 - WWE broadcasts Tribute to the Troops on the USA Network.  Richard Trionfo filed the following report:

It is the time of the year when World Wrestling Entertainment thanks the United States Military for what they do all year and gives us the Tribute to the Troops special. This year’s show comes to us from Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Your announcers are Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.

The show starts off with comments from President Barack Obama to thank everyone who is serving around the world.

We see highlights from Smackdown when Orton won the Beat the Clock Challenge only to be given a Blackpool Slam by Barrett after the match and what Orton did to Dolph Ziggler.

Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Wade Barrett

 

They lock up and Barrett tries to punch Orton but Randy blocks it and he punches Barrett. Orton with a European uppercut but Barrett with an Irish whip and Orton comes out of the corner and hits a clothesline. Orton stomps on the hand and then he hits a leaping knee drop and gets a near fall.

Barrett with an elbow to Orton but it does not hit him properly. Orton with a kick and suplex for a near fall. Barrett with a kick to Orton followed by a boot to the head for a near fall. Barrett punches Orton from a mount position until the referee warns Barrett. Barrett puts Orton in the ropes and chokes him.

Barrett with knees to Orton while he is still in the ropes and then Barrett with a running boot that sends Orton to the apron. Barrett pulls Orton into the ring and gets a near fall. Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex but Barrett with a back heel kick.

Barrett sets for a pump handle power slam and he hits it and gets a near fall. Barrett goes to the turnbuckles but Orton recovers and he punches Barrett. Orton with more punches as he climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex and Orton hits it. Orton rolls Barrett over and gets a near fall.

Orton punches Barrett after blocking punches from Wade. Orton with a kick and two clotheslines. Barrett misses a clothesline and Orton with a power slam. Barrett gets his knees up for a charging Orton. Orton with a back breaker and then he looks to the rafters and then he twists to the mat but Barrett gets to the apron. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Barrett gets to the floor.

Orton decides to give Barrett the IEDDT from the apron but Barrett gets to his feet and sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Both men fight to get back into the ring but the referee gets to ten.

Double Count Out

After the match Orton and Barrett battle around the ring. Barrett sends Orton shoulder first into the ring steps. Barrett gets a table from under the ring and he puts it in the ring. Barrett rolls Orton back into the ring and he kicks Orton. Barrett sets up the table but Orton recovers and hits a drop kick. Orton sees the table on its side and he decides to finish setting it up. Orton sets for a power bomb through the table but David Otunga attacks Randy Orton. Otunga kicks and punches Orton and sees the table. Otunga gets ready for the World’s Most Dangerous spinebuster but Orton recovers and hits an RKO.

The people in the arena want to see Orton put Otunga through the table and he obliges and power bombs Otunga through the table.

We go to commercial with comments from Nicole Kidman.

We are back with comments from Jake Gyllenhaal.

Wade Barrett is walking in the back and Josh Mathews asks Barrett if what happened to David Otunga moments ago is a harbinger of what is going to happen on Sunday. Barrett says that Otunga got what he deserved. Barrett says that Orton has a unique ability to aggravate people. Barrett says that he has a unique ability to aggravate Randy Orton. Barrett talks about the psychological advantage that he has over Orton going into their match on Sunday. At TLC, the only thing that Randy Orton is going to see and feel is a table broken in half.

It is time for Nickelback to perform their theme song for Raw.

We take a look at some of the Superstars who got to jump out of planes. Kofi talks about how it is something that you cannot prepare for. Eve, Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio, and CM Punk also join in. Cody says that he doesn’t think that Kofi will do the jump. Kofi says that Del Rio is the most nervous. Alberto says that he thinks Cody is the most afraid of the jump. Eve mentions that they are going to jump from 13,000 feet. We have the slow walk montage as they approach the plane.

They all talk about how much they enjoyed the jump and how much it meant to them to have that opportunity.

Zack Ryder has something to say before he goes to the ring. He says that Dolph Ziggler is the last person the people in the arena want as the representative of this country. Zack says that will change on Sunday when he fist pumps Dolph’s face. Zack wants everyone to put his fist in the air for the number one GI Broski, Sergeant Slaughter. Slaughter removes his hat to show a Zack Ryder head band.

Match Number Two: Jack Swagger with Dolph Ziggler versus Zack Ryder with Sergeant Slaughter

 

They lock up and Swagger backs Ryder into the corner and punches Ryder in the back. Ryder with a kick and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a drop kick and gets a near fall. Swagger with boots to the knee and then he hits a clothesline and gets a near fall. Swagger with forearms to the back. Swagger with a running power slam but he can only get a near fall.

Swagger with a key lock and knee to the midsection. Swagger tries for a knee but Ryder with a rollup for a near fall. Zack with punches but Swagger with an Irish whip and he runs into boots from Ryder. Ryder with the running boot into the corner. Ryder tries for the Rough Ryder but Swagger avoids it and hits a flying forearm for a near fall. Swagger throws Ryder over the top rope and Ziggler with a clothesline and then he lies down on the announce table. Slaughter comes over and then he clotheslines Ziggler over the announce table. Swagger argues with Slaughter and then Swagger kicks Slaughter and takes the head band.

Swagger with a boot to Zack’s head while they continue to battle on the floor. Swagger rolls Ryder back into the ring and Swagger tries for the double jump Swagger Bomb but Ryder gets his boots up and then he hits the Rough Ryder for the three count.

Winner: Zack Ryder

After the match, Slaughter puts Swagger in the Cobra Clutch and Swagger goes to sleep.

We go to comments from Hugh Jackman.

We see the Bellas visiting the United States Military Academy at West Point.

We see footage from two years ago when Maria Menounos wrestled on Raw when she was the guest host with Nancy O’Dell.

Match Number Three: Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Natalya, and Beth Phoenix versus Alicia Fox, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, and Maria Menounos

 

Eve and Nikki start things off but she wants Maria. Nikki with a waist lock and side head lock take down. Maria stomps on the foot and applies a side head lock and takes Nikki to the mat. Eve tags in and Brie tags in. Eve with a kick and snap mare followed by a kick to the chest. Eve with the booty shake standing moonsault for a near fall. Brie attacks Eve from behind while Beth distracted her. Beth tags in and she kicks Eve.

Eve tries for a kick but Beth blocks it. Eve with an enzuigiri and Kelly tags in and hits a Thesz Press from the top and then she hits the spinning head scissors and Beth goes into the turnbuckles. Kelly with a bulldog but the cover is broken up. Alicia with a clothesline to Nikki but Brie with a drop kick to Alicia. Eve with a kick to Brie and she sends Brie to the floor. Natalya with a kick and she sends Eve to the floor but she pulls Natalya to the floor.

Maria tags in and Beth asks Maria if she knows who she is and if she wants to mess with Beth. Beth sends Maria into the turnbuckles. Beth misses a charge into the corner and Maria with a sunset flip for the three count.

Winners: Maria Menounos, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, and Alicia Fox

We go to commercial with comments from Miss Piggy and Kermit.

We are back with comments from Celine Dion.

It is time for comedy from George Wallace.

It is time for a Triple H/Kevin Nash video package.

Booker T comes out to join Cole and Lawler at the announce table for the next match because Cody Rhodes will be wrestling.

We see footage from Friday night to show why Cody has a black eye.

Match Number Four: Daniel Bryan versus Cody Rhodes

 

They lock up and Bryan with an arm drag but Rhodes with a punch to the ribs but Bryan with punches. Rhodes with a side head lock but Bryan with a drop kick to Rhodes. Rhodes backs into the corner and the referee stops Bryan. Rhodes sends Bryan onto the top turnbuckle and then he punches Bryan in the lower back. Rhodes with a kick to the head and then Cody stares at Booker. Rhodes with a knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall.

Rhodes with a bow and arrow as he works on the ribs. Bryan with European uppercuts but Rhodes with forearms and then he kicks Bryan in the solar plexus while on the ropes and Rhodes gets a near fall. Rhodes with an Irish whip and then he kicks and punches Bryan until the referee warns him. Rhodes with an Irish whip but Bryan flips over Rhodes and then he hits a flying clothesline.

Bryan gets a second wind and he connects with a European uppercut followed by an Irish whip and running drop kick into the corner and gets a near fall. Rhodes with the Rhodes family drop down uppercut but Bryan with a clothesline that sends Rhodes to the floor. Bryan tries for a pescado but Rhodes backs up and kicks Bryan in the ribs.

Rhodes sends Bryan into the announce table and then Cody with a biel on the floor. Cody returns to the ring and Booker gets up from the announce table. Booker checks on Bryan and Cody wants the referee to get Booker out of the way. The referee listens to Cody and he sends Booker away. Cody removes the tape from the ribs and then Cody says something to Booker and Booker sucker punches Rhodes in the face and Bryan gets a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Cody yells at Booker from the ring and Booker removes his jacket and he comes into the ring. Booker blocks a punch and he connects with punches. Cody with a kick and punches. Booker with a back body drop and Cody goes to the floor.

Cody comes back into the ring and Booker punches Cody in the face and Cody decides to go up the ramp. Are you ready for a spinaroonie?

Carson Daly provides some comments.

It is time for a performance by Mary J. Blige.

Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne are walking in the back and they see Miss USA and they talk in the back as we go to commercial with comments from Robin Williams.

We are back with Eve Torres interviewing J.A. Martinez, a war veteran who won Dancing With the Stars. He comments on the dance moves of the superstars and Michael Cole.

We have a guest ring announcer and it is Hornswoggle.

Match Number Five: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston versus Epico and Primo with Rosa Mendes

 

Kofi with a side head lock and monkey flip and Kofi gets a near fall. Kofi with a European uppercut after a tag to Bourne and then Bourne with a double stomp to the chest while Primo is hanging from the ropes. Bourne gets a near fall but Primo with what appeared to be a punch but they cut to Rosa instead. Epico tags in and Bourne tries for a cross body but he is caught by Epico and Primo. Bourne with an arm drag to Primo and he gives Epico a leg lariat and gets a near fall. Bourne with a leg sweep followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall.

Kofi tags in and Bourne with a kick to the back followed by a double bulldog for a near fall. Epico with an Irish whip but Kofi with an elbow. Kofi goes to the turnbuckles and Primo pulls Kofi off the apron to the mat and he gets a near fall. Epico with a back breaker to Kofi but Kofi with a knee.

Kofi avoids a belly-to-back suplex and he tags in Bourne. Bourne with a head scissors from the apron followed by a few leaping kicks and a back heel kick for a near fall. Bourne with a knee to the head but Primo interferes. Kofi sends Primo to the apron but Primo sends Kofi to the floor. Bourne sends Primo to the floor but Epico with a lungblower for the three count.

Winners: Epico and Primo

Matthew McConaughey provides his comments.

Nickelback is out to perform another song.

Christina Aguilera provides her comments about the troops.

Christian comes out and he only has one crutch tonight. He says that he is still suffering from a neck injury sustained at the hands of Big Show and an ankle injury sustained at the hands of Sheamus. He says that he is also dealing with the emotional trauma sustained due to the lack of caring by the WWE Universe. Christian says that he is here to provide his support for the greatest fighting force in the world . . . the Canadian Army. Christian tells all of the Canadians to stand up.

Sheamus’ music plays and he comes out to show his support of all things Canada. Christian goes to the back for the Canadian Army reception.

Match Number Six: Sheamus versus Drew McIntyre

 

They lock up and Sheamus with a clean break. Drew with forearms to Sheamus but Sheamus with punches followed by an Irish whip and a clothesline. Sheamus with head butts to Drew in the corner and Drew is uncertain of where he is. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline. Sheamus tries for the Celtic Cross but Drew gets to the apron.

Drew with a shot to the eye and he connects with forearms to the back. Drew chokes Sheamus in the ropes. Sheamus with a double leg take down and he punches Drew in the head. Sheamus with knees to the head and the referee warns Sheamus. Sheamus with the Brogue kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

We go to commercial with comments from Jimmy Fallon and Sheamus attacks Fallon for a bad Irish accent.

We are back with comments from Regis Philbin.

We have another song by Mary J. Blige.

Bradley Cooper provides some comments for the troops.

We see footage of Mark Henry and AJ Lee visiting the Amry National Guard in Fayettesville.

We see footage from the return of Kane on last night’s Raw.

Match Number Seven: Big Show, CM Punk, and John Cena versus Miz, Alberto Del Rio, and Mark Henry

 

Punk and Miz start things off and they lock up. Miz with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Punk with a hip toss and side head lock take down. Miz gets to his feet but Punk works on the arm and he snap mares Miz followed by a kick to the back and a leg drop for a near fall. Punk with an arm bar and Punk tags in Cena. Punk with a drop kick and a double cover after a double leap frog. Cena with a monkey flip and drop kick. Cena with a chop across the chest and then he decides to tag in Big Show.

Show with the shhhh chop and Miz tags in Del Rio and Del Rio is reluctant to enter the ring. Del Rio with kicks but Show with a forearm and chop across the chest. Del Rio quickly tags in Mark Henry and Show wants a piece of his opponent on Sunday.

Henry pie faces Show but Show with punches but Henry with a shoulder tackle. Henry punches Show but Show punches back. Henry with a head butt and he slams Show. Henry gets a near fall. Henry tags in Del Rio but Del Rio takes a little longer than he should have but he is able to kick Show and keep him on the mat. Del Rio with a cover but Show almost sends Del Rio over the referee when he kicks out. Miz is tagged in and they double team Show until Miz takes over and kicks Show.

Del Rio and Henry work over Show while Miz is talking to the referee. Henry tags back in and he punches Show in the head and follows it with a head butt. Henry with a bear hug on Show. Show with head butts to escape the bear hug followed by a back heel kick. Show and Henry with clotheslines and they both go down.

Punk and Miz tag in and Punk with a springboard clothesline followed by a swinging neck breaker. Punk with the running knee into the corner followed by a bulldog. Punk with a slam and then he goes to Show’s shoulders for a super duper elbow drop and he puts Miz in the Anaconda Vice but Del Rio kicks Punk in the head.

Henry tags in and he kicks Punk. Henry with a head butt as he sends a woozy Punk to the mat. Henry with a punch to Punk and he goes down again. Henry with an Irish whip and Henry tries for the World’s Strongest Slam but he takes too long yelling at Show so Punk is able to get out of the hold and he kicks Henry in the head with a round kick.

Cena tags in and he hits a flying shoulder tackle followed by a belly-to-back suplex and then he hits the five knuckle shuffle on Henry but Miz and Del Rio attack Cena. Show grabs Del Rio and gives him a choke slam. Punk gives Miz the Go To Sleep and then Show punches Henry and Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment for the three count.

Winners: Big Show, John Cena, and CM Punk

After the match, John Cena thanks everyone for showing up as the wrestlers make their way to the stage. John thanks everyone serving in the military. He says that it is the season for giving and says that the season of giving for the military is every single day. This event means the world to them because it a way to give back to everything the military gives. Cena says that WWE Superstars and celebrities showed up, but the heart and soul is the people who defend the United States. It is their night and their time and Cena wants everyone to hear the spirit of Fort Bragg.

The wrestlers come from the stage and go around the ring to shake hands with the people in the crowd.

We go to credits.