We are in Miami, Florida and your announcers are Miz and Michael ‘South Beach Tan’ Cole.
The Michaels talk about the ‘main event’ tonight with Dolph Ziggler, joined by AJ Lee and Big E Langston, against Sheamus.
We go to a video package for Sheamus. He says that he has been watching WWE since he was four or five years old. When he debuted, he was on a different planet. Then he got to wrestle for the World Title at Wrestlemania and everything was rewarded.
Winning one of the top prizes in the WWE, doors were opened and he was in for the ride of his life.
Dolph Ziggler says that he is the hottest superstar in the WWE today. Whether you like him or hate him, you wish you are him. He wants to be the best ever. One day he will be.
Sheamus is in the interview area with Matt Striker. He says that 2012 was Sheamus’ best year. Matt asks Sheamus if he is concerned that Dolph Ziggler will win the title before he gets a shot. Sheamus says that the Royal Rumble is weeks away and Wrestlemania is months away. Dolph will still be holding the briefcase because he will be too afraid to cash it in.
Sheamus says that he will win the Royal Rumble and get his title match at Wrestlemania.
Dolph is a great superstar. He is athletic and charismatic. He has the tools but he is afraid to pull the trigger. Sheamus says that Dolph can bring anyone with him because he has a Brogue Kick for everyone.
Dolph Ziggler is walking in the back with Big E Langston and AJ Lee.
Josh Mathews stops Dolph and apologizes for interrupting but he asks Dolph if he is losing some momentum after losing to John Cena on Monday.
Big E interjects and asks the little man if he is asking a question. Big E asks if he wants to go all 20/20 with him and then he tells Dateline to come back.
Dolph and AJ are impressed with Big E’s performance.
We see footage from two weeks ago when the Shield attacked Sheamus during his match with Dolph Ziggler.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Dolph Ziggler (with Big E Langston and AJ Lee)
They lock up and Sheamus backs Ziggler into the rope. Ziggler pushes Sheamus and Sheamus smiles at him. Ziggler with a waist lock but Sheamus with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Sheamus works on the wrist and shoulder. Sheamus with a hammer lock and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles.
Sheamus gets a near fall. Ziggler with a punch and drop kick and Sheamus goes down in the corner. Ziggler wit a kick and punches. Sheamus with a forearm to Ziggler and then he slams Ziggler and hits a leg drop for a near fall. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and wraps the arm in the ropes.
Ziggler with a kick to the head and punches. Sheamus with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip and then he tosses Ziggler into the air and Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with a kick to the knee but he misses a Fameasser. Sheamus teases the Brogue Kick but Ziggler avoids it and he goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with punches and kicks in the corner and the referee warns Ziggler. Sheamus puts Ziggler in the corner and he kicks and punches Dolph. Sheamus gets Ziggler on his shoulders for the rolling fireman’s carry slam and gets a near fall. Ziggler with a swinging neck breaker and then he goes for another neck breaker and hits it and gets a near fall.
Ziggler kicks and chokes Sheamus. Ziggler with a splash into the corner and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a headstand and then a bridge while applying the reverse chin lock. Sheamus gets to his feet and he falls to the mat to get out of the hold and both men are down.
Ziggler sends Sheamus into the middle rope and then he hits another drop kick and gets a near fall. Ziggler returns to the reverse chin lock. Sheamus with punches but Ziggler with a knee. Ziggler with a kick to the head and then a leaping elbow drop. Sheamus blocks a punch and connects with punches of his own. Sheamus misses a charge into the corner and Sheamus hits the ring post shoulder first.
Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and Sheamus with the two running double sledges followed by a running shoulder into the corner and the knee lift. Sheamus tries for White Noise but Ziggler goes to the apron. Sheamus with a knee and then he connects with the ten forearms across the chest on the apron. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle from the apron and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a punch and kick. Sheamus tries for a power slam but Ziggler escapes. Ziggler with a kick and head butt. Sheamus with punches and he tries for the slingshot shoulder tackle but Ziggler leaps over Sheamus and hits an X Factor but Sheamus kicks out at two. Ziggler and Sheamus exchange punches. Ziggler adds kicks but Sheamus gains the advantage. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker for a near fall.
Sheamus gets Ziggler up for White Noise but Ziggler counters with a sunset flip. Sheamus rolls through and applies the Cloverleaf and Ziggler gets to the ropes. Sheamus kicks Ziggler in the leg. Ziggler goes to the apron and he drops Sheamus on the top rope. Ziggler goes up top and hits a missile drop kick. Ziggler gets a near fall.
Sheamus pulls himself up to the turnbuckles but Ziggler recovers first and hits a DDT from the top turnbuckle. Sheamus kicks out due to a cover that does not allow Ziggler to get all of his weight on Sheamus. Ziggler tries for the Fameasser but Sheamus catches Ziggler and hits a modified Alabama Slam.
Sheamus goes up top and hits the shoulder tackle but only gets a near fall. Sheamus looks around and it is time for the Brogue Kick. Ziggler avoids the Brogue Kick but Ziggler misses a superkick. Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick and Ziggler goes to the floor. The referee counts and Sheamus goes to the floor for a moment but returns to the ring before the ten count and wins.
Winner: Sheamus (by count out)
Sheamus and Langston stare each other down after the match. Langston gets on the apron but then goes back to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to go back to Raw for the return of the Rock.
The Rock will be on Smackdown this week.
Match Number Two: Wade Barrett versus Zack Ryder in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Barrett works on the arm and wrist. Barrett turns it into an arm bar. Ryder with a reversal. Barrett with a reversal of his own and a side head lock. Barrett backs Ryder into the corner after Ryder applies a waist lock. Barrett with elbows and a snap mare followed by a reverse chin lock. Ryder leaps over Barrett and hits an arm drag.
Barrett with a knee and shoulder tackle. Barrett with a back heel kick followed by a knee to the midsection and he hits a pump handle slam for a near fall. Barrett with punches in the corner until the referee warns him. Ryder with punches to Barrett and hits a flapjack for a near fall.
Ryder with a front face lock. Barrett backs Ryder into the corner and connects with a shoulder. Barrett with an elbow to the head followed by a kick. Barrett with an Irish whip and he runs into knees but Barrett sends Ryder to the apron and then he pulls Ryder’s head against the ropes and Ryder goes to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Barrett chokes Ryder in the ropes. Barrett puts Ryder into the ropes and he connects with knees and follows it with a boot to the chest that sends Ryder to the floor. Barrett suplexes Ryder back into the ring and gets a near fall. Barrett with a rear chin lock. Barrett with a knee to the midsection followed by an elbow drop for a near fall.
Barrett with a boot to the midsection. Barrett with an elbow drop from the second turnbuckle and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Ryder drives Barrett’s head into the mat and both men are down. Ryder with an elbow to Barrett followed by knees to the chest. Ryder with a missile drop kick and Barrett falls into the corner. Ryder with a running forearm and it is time for the Broski Boot but Barrett knows it is coming and he goes to the floor. They return to the ring and Barrett with a Blackpool Slam for a near fall.
Barrett picks up Ryder and he tries for a suplex but Ryder lands on his feet and he hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Barrett sends Ryder into the corner and Ryder with a drop toe hold into the corner. Ryder hits the Broski Boot and gets a near fall.
Ryder sets for the Rough Ryder but Barrett sends Ryder over his head and into the turnbuckles. Barrett with the Bull Hammer and gets the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
We find out that next week, Randy Orton will face Antonio Cesaro.
We go to credits.