“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Superstars video plays and we’re brought into the arena with some fireworks. Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews welcome us to the show. They put over the replay of The Rock’s response to John Cena on Raw.
R-Truth vs. William Regal
R-Truth said the correct city tonight in case you were wondering. Scott Armstrong, whose father is going into the Hall of Fame this year, is the referee of the match. They circle the ring and lock up. Regal quickly wrenches the arm so R-Truth flips through. R-Truth gets a side headlock, gets whipped off, and hits a nice head-scissor takeover. R-Truth hits a headlock takeover but Regal fights up. Regal gets out and gets a headlock of his own applied. R-Truth whips him off, leap frogs him, and does a strange Boogeyman-esque dance. Regal goes for a clothesline but R-Truth ducks and hits a heel kick for a near fall.
R-Truth hits another headlock takeover but Regal fights up and sends him to the corner. Regal knees him and takes him down with a forearm for a one count. Regal knees him a couple of times and hits an uppercut. Regal chokes him on the ropes and knees him some more. Regal takes him down by the arm and drops a knee. Regal clubs the chest and applies a chin lock. R-Truth again fights up and gets out. Regal comes back with an exploder suplex and drops an elbow for a near fall. Regal applies another chin lock but R-Truth fights up, ducks a short-arm clothesline, and hits a dropkick. R-Truth hits a body slam but Regal ducks the Lie Detector. Regal goes for a double arm suplex but R-Truth counters and hits Shelton Benjamin’s Pay Dirt for the win. Apparently it’s called the “What’s Up”. Ugh…
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: * 1/2
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov will team up to take on Zack Ryder and Primo next.
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov w/ Tamina vs. Zack Ryder & Primo
Primo and Santino start the match out. They lock up and Primo gets a hammerlock quickly applied. Santino does some quick steps and gets a hammerlock of his own applied. Santino takes him down for a one count. Primo comes back with a back heel trip for a one count. They exchange arm drags and the audience claps for the athleticism. Primo takes him out with a right hand and forearms him a few times. Primo sends him to the corner but Santino slingshots over and threatens the Cobra. Primo cowardly gets out of the ring.
Ryder is tagged in and he takes Santino down, stomping away at him. Santino comes back with a clothesline and he wrenches the arm. Kozlov is tagged in and he shoulders Ryder in the corner. Santino is tagged back in and he hits a Kozlov-aided battering ram head-butt to Ryder’s midsection for a near fall. Kozlov is tagged back in and he viciously assaults Ryder with head-butts and kicks. Ryder goes flying out of the ring and Kozlov throws Primo out for good measure.
We come back from the break to see Kozlov trapped in a headlock applied by Primo. Kozlov goes for a back suplex but Primo flips through. Primo springboards off the ropes but Kozlov catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Kozlov throws him to the corner but misses a head-butt. Ryder is tagged in and he hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Ryder hits a sit-out neckbreaker for a near fall. Primo is tagged back in and he hits a running forearm to the face. Primo stomps him and applies a knee to the back chin lock. Primo prevents him from making the tag but Kozlov gets him away.
Santino and Ryder are tagged in. Santino hits some punches and a hip toss. Santino hits a falling head-butt but Primo breaks up the pin. Kozlov throws Primo out and Ryder throws Kozlov out. Santino splits out of a Rough Ryder and hits the Cobra for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Rock’s response on Raw will be shown tonight.
WrestleMania is 31 days away.
Jack Korpela and Matt Striker welcome us back to the show. They show the HBK video where he talks about Triple H/Undertaker.
They show the video of the signing of Mistico, now known as Sin Cara.
Curt Hawkins vs. Chris Masters
They circle the ring and lock up. Hawkins knees him and applies a front face lock. Masters quickly throws him off and chops away. Masters sends him to the ropes and hits a back elbow. Masters applies a front face lock but Hawkins punches out. Hawkins hits a jawbreaker and runs into a chop. Masters goes into the ropes and Hawkins trips him. Hawkins kicks him in the ribs and back before talking some trash. Hawkins hits a back suplex for a one count. Hawkins knees him in the back and applies a body scissor but Masters is able to fight up with Hawkins on his back. Masters backs him into the corner and breaks the hold.
Masters counters a dropkick and catapults Hawkins into the turnbuckle. Masters hits a pair of clotheslines and a body slam. Masters goes to the second rope and hits a flying shoulder block for a near fall. Masters chops him and sends him to the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. Hawkins goes into the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Masters counters into a Masterlock for the win.
Winner by Submission: Chris Masters
Match Rating: *
Tyler Reks attacks Masters out of nowhere and punches away at him. Reks hits his Burning Hammer finisher and the crowd boos him.
They replay John Cena’s promo from last week and then they show The Rock’s entire response. That ends the show.
Quick Match Results
R-Truth def. William Regal
Santino Marella* & Vladimir Kozlov def. Zack Ryder* & Primo
Chris Masters def. Curt Hawkins via Submission
Bump of the Night: The Burning Hammer… I guess
Match of the Night: Santino & Kozlov vs. Ryder & Primo * 1/2
They’ve officially given up on this show. Just kidding, they gave up a while ago. A replay is our main event. Yes, a replay, and not one of a match. One of a promo The Rock cut via satellite that was good but not as awesome as his first one. Not being in the arena definitely hurt the delivery, especially since they kept cutting to show the crowd watching on sadly. Still, if they just replayed it over and over for an hour it would be an improvement over what we’ve been getting on this show for months on end, minus that Bryan/DiBiase match last week, which was great. At least they’re attempting to give us a storyline with Tyler Reks and Chris Masters.
Final Rating: *
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