We are live on tape from Tucson, Arizona and your announcers are Matt ‘Steve Kerr’ Striker, Josh ‘Kenny Lofton’ Mathews, and Michael ‘Last Announcer Standing’ Cole.
Cole, Striker, and Mathews talk about the two main events. They first talk about the final match between Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio in a two out of three falls match. Then they talk about the Last Man Standing Match between Edge and Kane for the World Title.
Match Number One: Edge versus Kane in a Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Title
Kane tries for a punch but Edge evades Kane and he connects with some punches. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Kane with punches and a knee followed by a snap mare and drop kick. Kane with another punch to Edge but Edge with a swinging neck breaker. Kane with a side slam and he charges at Edge but Edge drops down and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor. Edge with a baseball slide and spear that knocks Kane off the apron and to the floor. The referee starts his count but Kane returns to his feet in time. Kane with an uppercut on the floor and then he hot shots Edge on the ringside barrier. Kane with a forearm to the back of the head and then he sends Edge into the barrier on the ramp.
The battle moves to the back as they exchange punches by the stands. They fight into the concourse and Kane sends Edge into a water fountain. Kane sends Edge into the gate of a concession stand and then the battle moves back into the arena. Kane tries for a choke slam off the bleachers to the floor but Edge stops him. They fight up the stands and go into the ‘Bob Uecker’ seats. Edge sends Kane into the wall of the concession stand and the referee starts his count. Kane gets back to his feet and he hits Edge with a trash can.
Kane with an uppercut to Edge and then he sends Edge into a bench. Kane sees the stairs and has an idea while Edge is being counted out by the referee. Kane takes a wheelchair from a fan and Kane puts Edge in it and he punches Edge. Kane tries to send Edge down the stairs in the wheelchair but Edge gets out of the chair in time as the chair travels down the stairs. Edge with a boot to the head and the referee starts his count. Edge punches Kane as we go to commercial.
We are back and the battle has returned to ringside and Kane sends Edge back into the ringside area by the announce table. Edge sends Kane into the apron and then Kane decides to do some rearranging of the announce table. Edge reverses an Irish whip into the ring steps and the referee starts his count. Kane gets up in time but Edge sends Kane back into the ring. Edge goes up top but he is met with an uppercut from Kane and Edge is down and the referee starts the count.
Edge gets back to his feet but Kane with a slam and he goes up top while the referee counts. Edge gets to his feet and Kane tries for the clothesline from top but Edge moves out of the way and Edge with a kick to the midsection followed by the Impaler DDT and both men are down.
We are told by the announcers that if both men are counted out, the match will be restarted so there is a winner.
They both get to their feet and Kane gives Edge a choke slam and the count begins anew. Edge is able to get to his feet at nine and uses the ropes to save his title. Edge rolls to the floor and Kane goes after him. Edge sends Kane into the ring steps and then he punches Edge. Kane decides to move the ring steps and Kane sets for a tombstone piledriver on the steps but Edge is able to counter with an Edge-o-Matic onto the steps.
The referee makes his count and edge gets to his feet at seven while Kane gets to his feet at nine but goes back to his knees. Edge waits for Kane to get up for a spear but Edge runs into a boot from Kane. Kane grabs Edge when he gets up and he choke slams Edge through the announce table. Everyone thinks that we have a new champion but Edge starts moving at eight and uses Matt Striker to get himself to his feet but then he falls to his knees again.
Kane sends Edge back into the ring and Kane throws chairs into the ring and he has a third one in his hand as he returns to the ring. Edge picks up one of the chairs and throws it at Kane’s head and Kane falls to the mat from the turnbuckles. Edge hits Kane in the knee with the chair and then he returns to the knee for another chair shot. Kane struggles to get to his feet while Edge prepares for a spear. Edge hits a spear on Kane and then Edge goes to the floor for a chair. Edge puts the chair under Kane’s knee and then Edge hits Kane in the knee with another chair. The referee starts his count and Kane tries to get to his feet but his knee buckles and Kane falls back to the mat as the referee gets to ten.
Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and we see the warzone that the announce table and surrounding area became during the Last Man Standing Match.
We see highlights from last week’s Intercontinental Title Match where Vickie Guerrero saved the title for Dolph. Michael Cole mentions that because of what happened last week, Teddy Long ordered this rematch.
Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero versus Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Title
Kofi with a kick and forearm to Ziggler followed by kicks and punches in the corner. The referee pulls Kofi out of the corner but he runs into a boot from Ziggler. Dolph with a forearm followed by an Irish whip. Kofi moves and hits the pendulum kick. Kofi tries for a cross body but Ziggler sees him coming and moves out of the way. Ziggler kicks Kofi and then connects with an elbow to the top of the head. Kofi with punches to Ziggler but Dolph with a knee and neck breaker to regain momentum and gets a near fall. Ziggler locks in a reverse chin lock. Kofi with elbows to Ziggler followed by a forearms but Dolph fights back. Dolph with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Kofi with chops to Ziggler followed by a drop kick. Ziggler avoids the Superman punch and SOS and then gets a near fall with a rollup.
Kofi hits the Superman punch and then he hits the Boom drop on Ziggler. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and Dolph ducks it and Ziggler puts Kofi in the sleeper but he is not able to maximize the effect. Kofi is able to escape and he hits a jawbreaker on Ziggler. Kofi hits the SOS but he can only get a two count. Kofi goes to the apron and the turnbuckles but Ziggler gets to his feet and stops Kofi. Ziggler tries for a superplex but Kofi blocks it. Kofi sends Ziggler to the mat with a gourdbuster from the turnbuckles. Kofi with a cross body for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Kofi celebrates in the ring, but Ziggler attacks him from behind and hits the Zig Zag. Vickie Guerrero gets on the mic and she gives us a few Excuse Mes. Vickie says that since Teddy Long is not here tonight, she is in charge. Vickie says that Dolph Ziggler gets his rematch right now.
The referee checks on Kofi to make sure that he can wrestle after the attack and he determines that Kingston is okay to wrestle.
Match Number Three: Kofi Kingston versus Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title
Ziggler charges into the corner but Kofi moves out of the way and he connects with a forearm. Ziggler with punches and then he slams Kofi’s head into the mat. Ziggler with a kick to the head. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise and gets the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Vickie stands over Dolph while Kofi continues to celebrate in the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dolph and Vickie are in Vickie’s office. Dolph wants to know why Vickie made the rematch and he calls it a bonehead move. Vickie tells Dolph that it isn’t her fault because Dolph should have won the first match. Then she reminds Dolph that he had Kofi down before she announced the rematch. Vickie points out that Dolph lost twice and he is two time loser. Dolph tells Vickie that maybe she should look for a new boyfriend. Dolph leaves and Vickie screams.
It is time for the Raw Rebound with a look at the Number One Contender Steel Cage Match when the control of Nexus was officially transferred from Wade Barrett to CM Punk when Barrett showed that he is somehow related to Sting and Trish Stratus, but by marriage.
Kelly Kelly is walking in the back without a care in the world and Drew McIntyre stops her to talk. Drew tells Kelly that he wanted to wish her luck in her match and Kelly says that she can’t tell if Drew means it. Drew says that Kelly might not like the man in the ring, but this is all that he dreamt about. He has a number one contender match tonight to make his dreams come true and be the World Champion. He is not asking Kelly to trust him yet, he only wants her support.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Big Show versus ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes versus Drew McIntyre in a Number One Contender Match
Before the match starts, Vickie Guerrero comes out and she says that as the Acting General Manager, this Triple Threat Match is now a Fatal Four Way Match. The fourth man in the match is Dolph Ziggler.
Show, Drew, and Cody all show their frustration with the addition of the new man into the match.
The hatred over Dolph being in the match quickly goes away for Cody and Drew as all three men focus on Show. Show is not deterred as he kicks Drew and sends him to the floor. Show with a forearm to Cody’s back followed by a head butt to Cody and a slam to Dolph. Show with a side slam to Cody for a near fall when Ziggler breaks up the cover. Show with a chop to Dolph and he goes to the floor. Show with a chop in the corner. Show knocks Drew off the apron with a shoulder and then he returns his focus to Cody. Show with a side slam and clothesline combination for a near fall.
Show picks up Dolph and sends him to the mat and gets a near fall but Drew breaks up the cover. Show sends Drew over the top rope to the floor and Drew throws a tantrum. Show with a kick to Cody’s ribs and then he puts his large posterior in Cody’s face. Show with a chop across the chest and then Show turns his focus to Dolph. Show with the step over leg lariat but Cody breaks up the cover. Cody punches Show but Show with a head butt and Cody goes down. Show kicks Drew back to the floor. Cody backs into the corner and he chokes Cody with his boot.
Show tries for the Shhh chop on Dolph but he moves out of the way and Cody hits Show with a running forearm and kicks. Dolph joins in and kicks Show. They try for a double Irish whip but Show sends Dolph and Cody over the top rope to the floor. Show goes to the floor as well and that means that Drew can get in some offense with kicks and punches to Show. Show with a head butt to Drew followed by a chop. Show tries to send Drew into the ring post but Drew is the one who sends him into the ring post. Cody, Drew, and Dolph send Show through the ringside barrier in front of the timekeeper, bell ringer, and ring announcer. We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody with an arm drag from the turnbuckles on Dolph and he gets a near fall. Cody goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault, but his former tag team partner throws him off the turnbuckles and onto Big Show. Drew finally returns to the ring and he punches and kicks Dolph in the corner. Drew with a boot to the head but Cody stops Drew and hits a drop down uppercut and then he clotheslines Drew over the top rope to the floor. Cody with a punch but Dolph returns fire. They exchange punches in the ring but Drew with a double clothesline to Cody and Dolph. Drew tries to kick Show from the apron but Show grabs Drew’s boot and then sends Drew back first onto the apron. Show pushes Dolph away as he returns to the ring. Show with a clothesline to Cody followed by a back body drop. Show with a running butt splash and a shoulder tackle. Show with a spinebuster to Ziggler.
Show signals for the choke slam, but he is taken down from behind by a kick to the leg from Wade Barrett. Barrett kicks Show and then he punches Show while the referee tells him to leave. Barrett goes to the turnbuckles and hits an elbow drop on Show. Barrett leaves the ring.
Cody hits Beautiful Disaster but Show is able to kick out with authority. Dolph hits the Zig Zag on Show but Show kicks out again with authority. Drew with the Future Shock DDT on Show but Show kicks out of that as well. Drew yells at the referee but explains that it was only a two count. Drew goes to the turnbuckles and Show grabs Drew and sends him out of the ring. Dolph and Cody discuss strategy, but it was a trap and Dolph hits the Zig Zag on Cody for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Dolph and Vickie celebrate on the ramp.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Michelle McCool with Layla versus Kelly Kelly
They lock up and Michelle backs Kelly into the corner and Michelle with a series of kicks. Kelly with a kick as Michelle returns to the corner. Kelly with a head scissors in the ropes and then she takes Michelle to the mat. Kelly pushes Layla down on the floor. Michelle with a kick when Kelly returns to the ring. Michelle works on the leg and uses the ropes for extra leverage. Kelly kicks Michelle and hits a spinning head scissors to take Michelle down and she tries for the K2 and focuses on Layla at ringside. That allows Michelle to counter and hit the Faithbreaker for the three count.
Winner: Michelle McCool
After the match, Michelle and Layla celebrate in the ring and then they decide to do some more to Kelly. They give her a double Stroke and then taunt Kelly. Drew McIntyre comes into the ring and tells Michelle and Layla to get out of the ring. Drew checks on Kelly.
We go to commercial.
Before our main event, Alberto Del Rio reminds us who he is. On Monday night, he proved to the idiot rapper R Truth that the truth is no match for destiny and his destiny is to win the Royal Rumble and be the main event at Wrestlemania. Tonight, he is going to destroy Rey Mysterio. There are only two types of Latino, the Puro Latino and the gardners, car washers, and his little amigito Rey Mysterio.
Match Number Six: Rey Mysterio versus Alberto Del Rio in a Two out of Three Falls Match
Fall Number One
Alberto with kicks to Rey at the start of the match and he sends Rey into the turnbuckles. Alberto chokes Rey in the corner. Alberto with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Rey. Alberto with a kick but Rey with a kick of his own followed by a head scissors and 619 attempt. Alberto is able to duck the 619 and then he puts Rey in the cross arm breaker. Rey tries to fight out of the hold but then he sacrifices this fall by tapping out to possibly help him in the other two falls.
Fall Number One to Alberto Del Rio [Del Rio 1 Fall, Mysterio 0 Falls]
We go to commercial.
Fall Number Two
We join the second fall in progress and Del Rio with an arm bar but Rey with forearms. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the head and he follows it with an Irish whip. Rey with a boot to the head when Del Rio charges. Alberto tries for another tilt-a-whirl back breaker but Rey lands on his feet. Del Rio with a kick and he throws Rey under the ropes to the floor. Del Rio takes too much time to gloat over his success so far in the match and that allows Rey to get back on the apron without any trouble.
Rey with a shoulder and forearms from the apron followed by a springboard head scissors that takes Del Rio to the mat. Rey holds his left arm because of the damage already done to it by Del Rio. Rey with a knee to Del Rio but Alberto with an Irish whip. Rey with an elbow. Del Rio tries for the cross arm breaker again, but he doesn’t have it locked in and that allows Rey to get a near fall with a rollup.
Rey with a drop toe hold and Alberto goes into the ropes. Del Rio gets back to his feet but Rey with a head scissors into a La Magistral for the three count.
Fall Number Two to Rey Mysterio [Del Rio 1 Fall, Mysterio 1 Fall]
We go to commercial before the third fall begins.
Fall Number Three
The third fall is joined in progress and Del Rio with a key lock. Rey with a series of kicks to escape the hold. Rey with a kick to the chest. Del Rio with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Del Rio puts Rey on the turnbuckles and appears to try to unmask Rey. Rey knocks Del Rio to the mat and he connects with a battering ram for a near fall. Rey with a springboard cross body for another near fall.
Rey with kicks to the ribs and then Rey tries for a springboard move but he does not connect, allowing Alberto to hit an arm breaker and get a near fall. Del Rio shows some frustration over not being able to finish Rey. Del Rio gets Rey on his shoulders but Rey gets to his feet and he hits a DDT and both men are down. Rey gets a near fall on Del Rio. Rey goes to the apron and takes his time climbing the turnbuckles for a moonsault but Alberto recovers and he crotches Rey and Rey is hanging from the turnbuckles in the tree of woe.
Alberto with a drop kick to the chest and Rey falls to the mat. Del Rio goes to the apron and he picks up Rey and tries to superplex Rey to the floor but Rey blocks it. Del Rio decides on Plan B and he drops Rey’s arm on the top rope. Del Rio sends Rey into the turnbuckles while on the apron. Rey kicks Del Rio in the knee and Alberto is in the turnbuckles, but on the apron. Rey with a 619 to Del Rio that sends him to the floor. Ricardo Rodriguez checks on Del Rio while Rey goes up top and Rey hits a cross body onto both men. Rey brings Del Rio back into the ring but Rey does not return to the ring immediately and he tries to get back into the ring in front of Rodriguez. Rodriguez grabs Rey’s legs to prevent him from returning to the ring and the referee makes the ten count.
Fall Number Three to Alberto Del Rio
Winner: Alberto Del Rio [2 Falls to 1]
After the match, Rey shows his frustration and kicks the ring steps. While Del Rio has gone up the ramp, Ricardo Rodriguez remains at ringside, but Rodriguez is able to avoid Rey, but Rodriguez does not see Mysterio as he makes his way around the ring and Rey sends Rodriguez into the ringside barrier on the ramp. Rey kicks Rodriguez in the ribs and then Rey looks at Del Rio before kicking Rodriguez in the head. Rey sends Rodriguez into the ring and drop kicks Rodriguez into the back and Rey hits the 619 while Del Rio watches from the stage.
Rey points at Del Rio before hitting the springboard dive onto Rodriguez.
We take a look at the damage done to the ringside area while they talk about the Number One Contender Match and Last Man Standing Match. We see highlights of the Number One Contender Match and the appearance by Wade Barrett.
We go to credits with the announcement that Big Show will face Wade Barrett next week on Smackdown.