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“The Cape Town Werewolf” Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd vs. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks
Reks & Gabriel will start things off. Reks backs Gabriel into the corner, then goes for a right hand. Gabriel ducks and goes for a roll-up, but Reks holds onto the ropes. Reks talks trash, but Gabriel connects with a dropkick. Reks charges, but Gabriel rolls him up for a 1 count. Reks knocks down Gabriel with a club, followed by a slam. Tag into Hawkins, but Gabriel sidesteps Reks & Hawkins’ double team attempt and takes down Hawkins with an armdrag into an armbar. Tag into Kidd, who hits a running dropkick after Gabriel’s drop toe hold for a nearfall. Tag into Gabriel, who hits a slingshot Sunset flip on Hawkins for another nearfall. Gabriel with another armdrag back into the armbar. Tag into Kidd, then Kidd & Gabriel with a double Irish whip, double gut shot, double snapmare and finally a double kick to the back of Hawkins for a nearfall. Kidd goes to a hammerlock, but Hawkins breaks free. Kidd holds onto the ropes after Hawkins’ Irish whip and hits his backflip kick that propels Kidd onto the apron. Reks tries to attack, but Kidd knocks him off the apron. However, that distraction allows Hawkins to nail Kidd with an enziguri.
Tag into Reks, who drives Kidd back first into the apron. Back in the ring, Reks with a series of right hands and double sledges. Hard Irish whip sends Kidd bouncing off the corner. Tag into Hawkins, who hits a snapmare, followed by a hard kick to the back for a nearfall. Hawkins locks in a chinlock on Kidd as Gabriel wills him on. Kidd breaks free, then sends Hawkins through the ropes and to the outside. Kidd crawls to make a tag, but Hawkins pulls Gabriel off the apron. The referee has words with Gabriel while Hawkins & Reks proceed to double team Kidd on their side of the ring. Hawkins & Reks taunt the crowd as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Reks with a slingshot stomp on Kidd. Reks with a right hand, then tags in Hawkins, who hits a leaping elbow drop on Kidd for a nearfall. Hawkins goes back to the chinlock as the crowd tries to will Kidd on. Kidd tries to break free, but Hawkins nails him with a club. Hawkins places Kidd on the top turnbuckle, back facing the ring. Hawkins goes for a back superplex, but Kidd breaks free with elbows. Kidd then with a Sunset flip powerbomb off the ropes and both men are down.
Tag to Reks & Gabriel, as Gabriel ducks a clothesline and hits a flying shoulder tackle. Gabriel with a series of spin kicks, followed by a angled charging forearm in the corner. Gabriel then with a springboard crossbody for a nearfall. Gabriel with an STO takedown, but misses a springboard moonsault. Reks with a kick to the chest, followed by a lifting Flatliner for a nearfall. Reks is frustrated as he unloads with right hands. Reks goes for a slam, but Gabriel counters and goes for an Inverted DDT. However, Reks counters that and hits a headlock elbow drop for a close nearfall. Kidd & Hawkins are still down on the outside as Reks goes for a slam, but Gabriel counters out into an O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Reks lifts up Gabriel for a suplex, but Gabriel counters it into a DDT and goes for a cover, but Hawkins breaks it. Kidd is now back in and sends Hawkins over the ropes, but Hawkins lands on the apron. Kidd then drills Hawkins with an enziguri, knocking him down to the outside.
Tag into Kidd, as Kidd & Gabriel hit an assisted springboard elbow drop on Reks for the victory.
Winners: “The Cape Town Werewolf” Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd by pinfall (Assisted Springboard Elbowdrop)
WWE United States Champion Santino Marella vs. Michael McGillicutty
Feeling out process to start things off. McGillicutty backs Santino and tries to whip Santino into the ropes, but instead Santino does a cartwheel and plays to the crowd. McGillicutty tries it again, and again Santino with another cartwheel. McGillicutty lures Santino in and kicks him in the gut, followed by a side headlock takedown. Santino goes into his own side headlock and knocks down McGillicutty with a shoulder tackle off an Irish whip. McGillicutty comes back with a hiptoss and then does his own cartwheel. Santino tries to be a good sport about it, but McGillicutty will have none of it. McGillicutty with a right hand and a gut shot. McGillicutty with an Irish whip, but Santino instead decides to do his power walk off the ropes, confusing McGillicutty. Santino then rolls up McGillicutty in a jackknife pin for a 1 count. McGillicutty tries to start a shoving match with Santino, but Santino decides to bring out the Cobra, and McGillicutty heads to the outside to get to higher ground as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as McGillicutty has Santino in a hammerlock. Santino arm whips out of the hold, then hits a slam. McGillicutty backs away, then feignly tries to reason with Santino, extending his hand. Santino, however, falls for it, allowing McGillicutty to nail him with a right hand. McGillicutty stomps away at Santino and sends him into the corner. McGillicutty with some more stomps in the corner, followed by a side backbreaker. McGillicutty goes to the middle rope and hits a front elbow drop for a nearfall. McGillicutty chokes Santino in the ropes and talks trash to the crowd. McGillicutty with a snap suplex for another nearfall. McGillicutty locks in a chinlock as the crowd wills on Santino. Santino breaks free, but has his Irish whip reversed. Santino tries for the up & over, but McGillicutty is not there as he puts on the brakes. McGillicutty then nails Santino with a Northern Lariat for another nearfall. McGillicutty rubs Santino’s face in the mat, then goes for a slam, but Santino counters it into an O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Then, McGillicutty comes right back with a dropkick for yet another nearfall. McGillicutty with a slam, then heads back to the middle rope. McGillicutty tries for another elbow drop, but Santino moves out of the way. Santino then hits a Saito Suplex and both men are down.
Santino blocks a right hand and peppers McGillicutty with a series of jabs. Santino does his split and takes McGillicutty down with a hiptoss. Santino then with the running headbutt and its time for the Cobra sock.
Santino hits the Cobra on McGillicutty for the victory.
Winner: WWE United States Champion Santino Marella by pinfall (The Cobra)
Santino celebrates with the trumpet dance as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to this week’s “RAW Rebound”, highlighting what happened between CM Punk, The Big Show & John Cena before the main event.
Main Event: “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder vs. Tensai w/Sakamoto
Tensai sends Ryder into the corner and unloads with a series of strikes. Corner whip by Tensai, but Ryder moves on the charge in. Ryder then is caught coming in with a clothesline by Tensai. Tensai with an elbow drop to the back, followed by right hands to the back of the head. Tensai throws Ryder out to the outside and goes out after him. Ryder comes back with a forearm and begins to head back into the ring, but Tensai pulls him back out. Ryder then drop toe holds Tensai face first off the announce table. Ryder gives chase and heads back in the ring, greeting Tensai with a series of right hands. Ryder goes off the ropes, but is nailed coming in with an uppercut. Tensai sends Ryder into the corner and hits a series of headbutts. Tensai with a butterfly suplex, followed by an elbow drop. Tensai with a slam, then locks Ryder in a nerve hold as the crowd tries to will on Ryder. Ryder tries to break free, but Tensai drills him with a short-arm clothesline for a nearfall. Tensai goes to a chinlock as the crowd again tries to will on Ryder. Tensai then goes back to the nerve hold. Ryder tries to break free again, but Tensai with a club that knocks him back down. Tensai chokes Ryder in the ropes and has words with the referee, allowing Sakamoto to nail Ryder with a free shot. Tensai with a hard Irish whip, bouncing Ryder off the corner. Tensai goes for a Vader Bomb off the 2nd rope, but Ryder moves out of the way. Ryder now on the outside gives Sakamoto a receipt and heads back in as Tensai is slumped in the corner. Ryder with a “Woo Woo Woo” and nails Tensai with the Broski Boot for a nearfall. Tensai shoves Ryder into the corner, but Ryder gets his boots up. Ryder goes for the Rough Ryder, but Tensai blocks it and then drills Ryder with a Buckle Bomb.
Tensai then hits the Tensai Bomb, followed by the running back senton for the victory.
Winner: Tensai by pinfall (Running Back Senton)
Tensai throws Ryder out to the outside and celebrates his victory as we go to credits.
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