Damien Sandow vs. Cody Rhodes
Lock up and Cody Rhodes with big body shots to Damien Sandow early on. Rhodes with a few more shots and a big back body suplex. Sandow fights back with big forearms to the lower back of Rhodes. Sandow with a snap suplex into a cover that results in a one count. Sandow drives his knees into the back of Rhodes and pulls back on his arms. Sandow counters a Cross Rhodes attempt early on and throws more knees to the body. Sandow with his side russian leg sweep and connects with his Elbow of Disdain. Sandow locks the leg of Rhodes and gets Rhodes turned over in modified Boston Crab. Rhodes spins out of it to break free. Sandow fights back with a big forearm to the back of the head. Sandow is sitting up on the top turnbuckle, Rhodes cuts him off and hits a modified Muscle Buster for a close two count. Rhodes with a clothesline, elbow and right hand combo to level Sandow each time. Rhodes with a Goldust drop down and uppercut to Sandow. Rhodes connects with a springboard missile dropkick on Sandow. Rhodes with a low blow kick to Sandow as Sandow was holding on to the top rope. Sandow with his swinging neckbreaker to get another close two count. Rhodes counters a sunset flip attempt into a close two count. Rhodes connects with his Beautiful Disaster and gets a very close two count on Sandow.
Sandow with a roll up on Rhodes from the corner for a close two count. Sandow thought he had it. Sandow holds on to the ropes when Rhodes was attempting a roll up. Rhodes pulls Sandow back and connects with the Cross Rhodes. Rhodes hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match, Damien Sandow crawls over and clutches his “Money in the Bank” briefcase. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
A video package runs focusing on the career of Christian in WWE.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian for the WWE World Title is up next.
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