Recap of the announcement of the Brogue Kick being banned and the proceedings at WWE HQ.
Del Rio is already in the ring with David Otunga (wearing neck brace) and Ricardo (also wearing neckbrace). Ricardo thanks the WWE Universe and his mom for the support and breaks down crying. Otunga blames AJ Lee for putting Otunga in a match against Sheamus on Raw. Otunga claims his vertebrae MAY be ruptured. Video of Sheamus Brogue Kicking Christian from last year at Night of Champions. Christian joins us via satellite. Christian says he doesn’t like Del Rio and hopes Sheamus beats him. Christian says he’s doing this for everyone in the back when he says he hasn’t been the same guy since he got hit with the Brogue Kick. Christian says he likes Sheamus but believes the Brogue Kick should be banned.
Daniel Bryan cuts off Del Rio on the mic. Crowd goes crazy chanting Yes! and Bryan is trying to calm himself down. Bryan says he came out to say thank you for bringing the Brogue Kick case to life. Bryan says he has also been a victim. Bryan says that he doesn’t have a goat face but if he did, it’s because Sheamus kicked him in the face so many times. Bryan is getting a rematch against Sheamus tonight, a Wrestlemania rematch. Sheamus cuts off Daniel Bryan and has a mic. Sheamus says that he would have beat Bryan even without the Brogue Kick. Sheamus rips off Otunga’s neckbrace and heads back up the aisle.
Sin Cara faces off against The Miz, after the break.
#GetWellJerry announcement, asking you to send your support to Jerry Lawler. Here’s hoping that he has a speedy recovery.
The Miz vs Sin Cara – non title
Miz with some aggressive strikes to start the match off, followed by a suplex for a near fall. Sin Cara ducks a clothesline and hits a standing huracanrana. He goes for a suicide dive but Miz elbows him in the face.
We return with Miz in control, locking in a modified camel clutch on Sin Cara. Sin Cara breaks out but Miz hits a big knee to the gut. Miz hits the running clothesline in the corner and follows up with a flying axe handle smash. Miz locks in a chin lock. Sin Cara with a roll up for a near fall but Miz counters with a knee to the back/neckbreaker combo. Miz tries the clothesline again but misses. Sin Cara with kicks to the leg. Sin Cara hits a springboard huracanrana. He goes over the top rope but catches himself and kicks Miz. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Sin Cara reverses into la Mistica and into a roll up for the win. Seemed sort of botched but I couldn’t completely tell.
Winner: Sin Cara
We return to Matt Striker interviewing Miz. Cody Rhodes interrupts Miz and Striker and they go back and forth. Mysterio shows up and says he wants a shot as well. Sin Cara comes over and points at Miz. Teddy Long gives us an IC title match for Night Of Champions…Miz vs Sin Cara vs Rey Mysterio vs Cody Rhodes!
Recap of Daniel Bryan & Kane vs Prime Time Players from Raw, along with the anger management promos. Backstage Kane is holding a stress ball with Dr Shelby. Bryan comes in and says they need to talk about what happened Monday. Kane says he did what he had to. Kane says his stress ball is bigger than Bryan’s and walks out. This stuff is genuinely funny.
Kofi Kingston time as he makes his way to the ring!
Kofi Kingston vs Kane
Kofi starts off with some kicks to Kane and a big forearm but to no avail. Dropkick from Kofi but Kane stays on his feet. Kane with a throat thrust, taking him down. Kane with some shots to the gut and another throat thrust. Snapmare followed by a front dropkick from Kane. Clothesline in the corner to Kofi. Kofi counters a powerslam attempt with a DDT and sets up for the Trouble In Paradise but gets caught by the throat. Kofi goes into the corner and kicks Kane in the head, tries a crossbody, gets caught by Kane and hit with a chokeslam. Kane gets the win!
Kane picks up Kofi after the match as Dr Shelby comes out. Kane looks as if he is going to chokeslam him, but hugs him instead.
Matt Striker is backstage with Orton and asks him why he wants a match with Tensai. Orton says he wants a good ol brawl and a 300+ lb tune up to get ready for Ziggler. Orton says that perhaps Ziggler cashes in on Sheamus before the match against Orton and perhaps Orton leaves Boston as champion.
Randy Orton vs (Lord?) Tensai
A bunch of missed moves to start the match until Orton hits some knees to the head of Tensai. Tensai with a big throat thrust. Elbows to the head from Tensai and a knee to the stomach. Orton comes back with some kicks and an uppercut. Tensai is going to work on Orton with headbutts. Orton starts a comeback with clotheslines in the corner but Tensai comes back with a big shoulder block and goes out of the ring. Orton with some uppercuts to the back of the head as Tensai is on the apron. Orton dropkicks him off as we got to commercial.
Back in the ring, Tensai hits a running clothesline into the corner and then hits a splash off the 2nd rope to Orton for a near fall. Tensai with elbows to the back of the head. Nerve hold from Tensai to Orton. Orton starts the comeback and hits the spike DDT to Tensai. Near fall. Orton starts stomping the open limbs on Tensai. Orton dodges the senton from Tensai and hits the RKO for the win!
Winner: Randy Orton
Vickie comes out after the match and Orton senses Ziggler behind him. Orton turns around just as Ziggler is about to slide in and Ziggler runs off.
Antonio Cesaro & Aksana are in the ring. We’re getting a battle royal to crown the #1 contender for the US championship, in the pre-show. Cesaro takes it as an insult. He says he’s feeling outraged…in 5 languages. Tyson Kidd interrupts him. Kidd says that after Sunday, Cesaro will be a former US champion..eh? Cesaro chucks Kidd out of the ring but Brodus Clay makes his way down to the ring. Cesaro turns around into a kick from Kidd, followed by a splash from Brodus! Brodus and Kidd dance.
Wade Barrett time! Barrett stands on the entrance ramp and declares that Barrett is open for business. Next week, one lucky person will face him next week.
Kaitlyn vs Beth Phoenix
Beth with a headlock to start it off. Uppercut from Kaitlyn but Beth pushes her out of the corner and puts her on the apron. Kaitlyn slides through Beth’s legs for a cover. Rollup by Kaitlyn for a near fall. Phoenx puts Kaitlyn on her shoulder but Kaitlyn rolls out and hits a shoulder block. Beth with a knee to the stomach. Beth takes control with a hairpull slam. Phoenix rubs Kaitlyn’s face into the mat. Beth locks in a chin lock on Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn started to fight back while sitting on the top rope but Beth threw her off. Beth tries for the Glam Slam but Kaitlyn reverses it into a reverse DDT for the win as Layla watches from the back.
Recap of the CM Punk/John Cena promo from Raw this week.
Backstage Booker stares at Eve with quite the look as Teddy comes in and Booker and Teddy miscommunicate on a handshake twice.
Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan – non title
The crowd harasses Daniel Bryan as he attempts to keep composure. Sheamus catches Bryan and puts him on his shoulders, rolling through for a cover. Sheamus with some clubs to the back but Bryan kicks Sheamus in the chest, only to be knocked back to the ground. Clothesline out of the ring from Sheamus. Bryan trips up Sheamus as he goes out of the ring and then hits a front dropkick with quite a bit of speed, outside the ring. Bryan starts working over the arm of Sheamus. Kicks to the arm from Bryan. Bryan locks the arm behind Sheamus as the crowd cheers on Sheamus. Sheamus with elbows but Bryan comes back with a knee to the ribs. Bryan goes for the running dropkick in the corner but Sheamus moves out of the way. Sheamus gets onto the top rope and hits a diving shoulder block into Bryan. Polish hammer from Sheamus, followed by a big knee and a backbreaker. Sheamus tries the cloverleaf but Bryan escapes. Sheamus catches Daniel Bryan on the apron and clubs Bryan in the chest 10 times. Bryan tries a roll up but Sheamus gets out. Bryan hits a huge kick to the head for a near fall.
Bryan with more kicks to Sheamus. But Sheamus catches one of them and grabs Bryan by the throat. Bryan fights back and goes to jump off the rope. Sheamus catches him and goes for the Irish Curse backbreaker but Bryan locks in a guillotine choke. Sheamus looks to be fading. Bryan flips into a roll up for a near fall. Bryan tries the No! Lock but Sheamus gets up and hits the Irish Curse. Sheamus locks in the cloverleaf for the win.
And that’s our show for the night, folks!