We begin tonight with the opening theme and pyro. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show and sends right to video of the screwjob finish this past Sunday at Hell in a Cell. We go to the announce table where Cole is joined by JBL. Cole says Brad Maddox has been suspended and will be questioned tomorrow at WWE Headquarters about his actions. Cole segues into what caused tonight’s match.
We see footage from last week’s show and Randy Orton’s subsequent challenge. We go to the ring for the introductions; Alberto Del Rio is out first. We go to a highlight video for Del Rio in the mean time. The Primetime Players make their entrance followed by Rey Mysterio. Sin Cara is out next followed by Randy Orton. JBL says if you were to design a sports entertainer, it would look like Orton. I concur but I prefer the term professional wrestler. We go to commercial.
Randy Orton & Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio & The Primetime Players
We’re back as Rey starts things off with Darren Young. We get a pretty loud ‘Randy’ chant. Rey and Darren lock up and Darren takes him down to the mat and slaps the back of Rey’s head. They reset and Darren hits a knee to the gut and sends him into the corner and charges in but Rey drop toe-holds him to the turnbuckle and tags Cara. Cara hits a kick to the face of a seated Young and makes the cover for 2. Car hits a kick to the head and tags Orton to a nice reaction. Orton hits a powerful clothesline out of the corner and stomps on Darren’s hands. Orton hits a textbook suplex for 2. Orton works Darren over in the corner. Darren fights out and backs Orton toward his own corner and Titus O’Neil tags in. Titus goes to work on Orton. Del Rio gets in a kick from the apron behind the ref’s back. Young tags back in and drops a leg on Orton for 2. Orton gets up and hits a dropkick to a loud pop and tags Rey back in.
Young backs Rey into his corner and tags Alberto Del Rio in. Del Rio teases a confrontation with Orton but goes to work on Rey. Del Rio stomps on Rey’s back and goes outside to stretch him out across the steel post. The crowd seems hot for this match and chants for Sin Cara. Mysterio gets an opening and tags Orton as we go to commercial.
Titus is in control of Orton as we return. Orton tags Cara who speeds things up against Titus. Titus launches Cara over the top but Cara lands on the apron and hits a kick to the head. Cara hits a springboard crossbody and hooks the far leg for 2. Young distracts the ref from the apron and Del Rio pulls Cara’s feet out from under him from the floor. The ref then goes to keep Orton from entering the ring. Darren gloats at ringside as Del Rio tags back in and hits a snap suplex for 2. Cara hits a sunset flip for a 2 but Del Rio quickly drives Cara across his knee in a Tilt-A-Whirl backbreaker.
Young tags in and throws Cara out of the ring. He brings him right back in and tags Titus who quickly tags Young back in. Cara gets in some shots and makes a cover for 2. Cara makes the hot-tag to Rey who speeds things up. Rey hits a kick to the temple of Darren for 2. JBL says he can’t stand Rey but he’s fun to watch. Rey goes to springboard off the apron but Darren clocks him with a double axe-handle to the face and knocks Rey to the floor. Orton comes around to keep the scavengers off of Rey. We go to break.
Del Rio avoids a 619 as we return and tags Titus in. JBL says Titus reminds him of a younger him. Del Rio tags in and runs shoulder-first into the post. Ricardo helps Del Rio back in and makes the tag to Titus before Rey could tag out. Young tags in and keeps control of Rey. More tags from the heels. Rey hits a Tilt-A-Whirl DDT to Del Rio and makes the hot-tag to Orton. Orton goes to work on everybody. Orton hits the DDT in the ropes to Del Rio and coils up to a loud pop. Titus and Darren attack Orton from behind. Cara and Rey come to his rescue. Rey hits the 619 to Del Rio and Orton follows it right up with the RKO for the win.
Winners by pin: Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, & Sin Cara
The men congratulate each other in the ring as we go to a replay. Matt Striker asks them for comments. Rey thanks Orton for leading them to victory. Rey tells the tag team division that he and Cara are here for a long run. Cara says something in Spanish and Rey translates. Cara said he and Rey are teaming up for one reason and that is to be tag team champions. Orton says they also sent a message to Del Rio which was there is only one Apex Predator. We go to commercial.
We return to Josh Mathews in the back who is standing by with the Primetime Players. Darren says the team might have lost but the PTP didn’t. Titus says the WWE will notice that they are the top tag team and will be the tag team champions at WrestleMania 29. They leave as Del Rio rushes the set and takes the mic from Josh. He says he is the new Apex Predator in WWE and this Friday on SmackDown Orton better watch his back.
Cole and JBL send to footage of the “AJ Scandal.” Cole says that Vickie Guerrero claims she has more evidence that she will reveal on Monday.
We go to the ring for the entrance of Wade Barrett followed by Tyson Kidd. We go to commercial.
Wade Barrett vs. Tyson Kidd
The match is in progress as we return. Cole says Barrett has been on quite a roll. Didn’t he just lose to Orton? Barrett hits some shots to Kidd and gets 2. Kidd works his way up from a reverse chinlock and Barrett violently slams him back down for a 2. Barrett goes back to the chinlock. Kidd flips out of a suplex, lands on his feet and hits kicks to Barrett’s leg. Kidd hits a kick to the back of Barrett’s head and connects with a nice spinning sidekick for a 2. Barrett catches Kidd and hits a Tilt-A-Whirl side slam and makes the cover for 2. Kidd fights off a Superplex attempt and comes off the top with a front dropkick to Barrett for 2. Kidd hits a huge kick to the face from the apron to Barrett on the floor. Kidd goes for a suicide dive between the ropes and gets caught with a huge punch to the face. Barrett hits the Souvenir in the ring for the win.
Winner by pin: Wade Barrett
We see a replay. Barrett grabs a mic in the ring and says that was impressive. He says Kidd is a graduate of the Hart Family Dungeon and he just beat him in less than 5 minutes as if that isn’t always the case with Kidd. Barrett says he isn’t surprised that Sheamus lost the World Title because he has beaten him before and if he had faced Barrett, then Barrett would now be champ. Sheamus’ music hits and he comes on the stage and says he has no problems with the English but he just doesn’t like Barrett. Sheamus challenges Barrett to a match on next week’s show to put him in his place. Barrett says the feeling isn’t mutual when it comes to his feelings on the Irish. Barrett says that next week they’re in England and he doesn’t lose in England. Sheamus says there is first time for everything. Sheamus says he wants to have some fun right now and jumps in the ring. Barrett ducks a Brogue Kick and ducks out of the ring. Barrett backs up the ramp as Sheamus pounds his chest and we go off the air.