Mark Henry makes his way to the ring, but it looks like the Hall of Pain has to be ADA compliant because he still has the boot on his foot and he uses a crutch to help him to the ring. Mark says that the people in the building act like they are happy to see him in pain. Mark wants to know what kind of people they are. He wants to know who does this kind of stuff. Mark says that this is not the kind of treatment that a World Champion deserves. This is not the respect that you give a champion. He tells Big Show that he is standing here hurt, but he is not broken. Everyone revels in the fact that he is standing here injured because they wish that they could have done it to him.
Mark tells everyone to clap because this is the last chance. Show knows that he kicked him in the knees, but he acts like he was kicked in his private spot because he wanted Mark to look like the bad guy. Mark says that the reason why he is out here is to set an example for all of the kids who watch him. He is here to show them that a champion fights through pain. He fights through injuries.
Mark says that he wanted to compete tonight but Teddy Long and the doctors would not let him because he was not cleared. Mark says that not only is he the World’s Strongest Man, but he is the World’s Toughest Man and the World Champion.
Big Show makes his way to the ring after his music plays. Show tells Mark that the only way the World Championship can change hands is through a pinfall or submission. Then Mark claims that he kicked Show in the knee. He wants Henry to stop lying because he knew that he would get disqualified for kicking him ‘there’. Mark did it because he knows that the title was slipping away.
Show says that he did to Mark what Mark did to him when he injured Mark’s ankle. Next time. Mark says that there won’t be a next time. Mark says that not only is Show the World’s Largest Athlete, he is the World’s Largest Loser. Show and Henry stare at each other in the ring and then Show punches Henry and Henry is out cold. Show leaves the ring.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he runs to the ring with the briefcase and a referee. Michael Cole does everything short of getting into the ring to protest what Bryan is about to do.
Match Number One: Daniel Bryan versus Mark Henry
The referee rings the bell and Bryan pushes Henry over and gets the three count.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan celebrates his title victory while the crowd celebrates with him. Guess who isn’t happy that Bryan cashed in and won. Bryan goes to the announce table and he stands on top while someone complains about what Bryan has just done.
Bryan returns to the ring and while he looks at the championship belt, Teddy Long runs to the ring. Teddy is out of breath but he is able to tell Daniel that Mark Henry was not medically cleared to compete. As a result, there is no match and Daniel Bryan is not the World Champion. While Daniel Bryan and most of the crowd is disappointed, there is one person who is happy with the decision who was not knocked out by the Big Show.
Bryan tries to plead his case but Teddy wants the title belt back because he has to follow the rules. Bryan hands the championship belt back to Mark Henry and he leaves the ring. Teddy does have a Black Friday special for Daniel and he exchanges the shiny gold belt for the blue briefcase that Daniel has been carrying around since Money in the Bank. Teddy says that since there was no match, he never cashed in the case.
Teddy says that he is going to give another opportunity to wrestle for the World Title. He is in the main event, a Fatal Four Way against Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, and Randy Orton with the winner facing Mark Henry on Tuesday’s live Smackdown.
Booker and Cole argue about what happened and whether Teddy was right or not. We go to commercial. We are back and Josh Mathews mentions that next week’s World Championship match will be in a steel cage and the winner will face Big Show at TLC.
Match Number One: Justin Gabriel versus Hunico
They lock up and Hunico with a side head lock. Gabriel and Hunico with reversals. Gabriel with an arm drag but Hunico with a kick and short arm clothesline. Hunico is sent to the apron and then he slides back into the ring and kicks Gabriel in the head and Justin goes to the floor. Hunico suplexes Gabriel back into the ring and gets a near fall. Hunico with a kick to the back followed by a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Hunico with a rear chin lock. Gabriel with elbows but Hunico with a rolling Olympic Slam followed by a leg drop for a near fall.
Hunico returns to the rear chin lock. Hunico with a front face lock and hard Irish whip. Hunico with a slingshot kick to the chest for a near fall. Hunico with an Irish whip but Gabriel floats over and he sends Hunico to the floor with a head scissors. Gabriel with a corkscrew pescado onto Hunico. Gabriel gets a near fall.
Gabriel misses a spinning heel kick but he hits an enzuigiri and then he hits a top rope quebrada for a near fall. Gabriel with a forearm and then he puts Hunico on the top turnbuckle but Hunico with a rake of the eyes that sends Gabriel to the mat. Hunico recovers and hits the Falling Star for the three count.
We go to commercial. We are back with a look back at the WWE’s European tour. Alicia Fox has joined the announcers, but she is not wearing any dead animals this week.
Match Number Two: Beth Phoenix and Natalya versus AJ Lee and Kaitlyn
Natalya and Kaitlyn start things off and Natalya with a knee in the corner. Natalya misses a charge into the corner and sends Natalya into the turnbuckles. AJ tags in and Kaitlyn sends AJ into Natalya. AJ with a head scissors that sends Natalya into the ropes. AJ with a rollup from a wheelbarrow position for a near fall. Natalya pulls AJ down by the hair and then Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter and AJ taps.
Winners: Natalya and Beth Phoenix
After the match, Kaitlyn checks on AJ and then leaves the ring. Beth gets the mic and says that it is ‘Cry Time’. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter again and she bridges back. Alicia Fox has seen enough so she takes off her headset and stands at the announce table for a little bit before going into the ring at a nice, leisurely pace. Natalya releases the hold and Beth and Natalya leave the ring since they are pleased with their work.
We go to commercial. We are back with a Kane is coming back soon video package.
Teddy Long is on the phone with someone and he tells that person that not only will there be a World Title Match in a steel cage, but Mick Foley will be hosting the live show. The Sin Cara lighting is in full effect with the saxophone music to signal that Aksana is entering the room and Teddy Long loses all bodily functions. Aksana asks if there will be mistletoe at the party next week and Teddy figures that there will be some.
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