WWE Tag Team Championships
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (c’s) w/ The Nexus vs. Santino & Vladimir Koslov
We begin with Heath Slater and Santino. Santino misses a big right as Slater backs off. Koslov with a quick sambo throw walking like Koslov. Tag to Justin Gabriel and Santino with a big headlock takedown. Tag to Koslov who launches Gabriel back to the corner and follows with a big boot. Gabriel chop blocks Koslov, but Koslov catches Gabriel as he came off the ropes and jumped high in the air pushing him down on the mat hard. Gabriel drops Koslov into the ropes and tags in Slater. Slater with a high knee drop on Koslov, cover and gets a two count. Tag to Gabriel who gets in some kicks on Koslov. Quick tag to Slater who gets in some right hands. Quick tag back to Gabriel who continues with the kicks and stomps to Koslov. Gabriel with a headlock on Koslov. Gabriel knees Koslov in the gut and follows with a kick to the head when Koslov attempts a comeback. Koslov tags in Santino, but the referee doesn’t see it and pushes Santino back to his corner allowing Gabriel and Slater to double team Koslov some more. Slater, the legal man, applyies a front choke on Koslov who is pushing his way towards Santino’s corner. Slater pushes Koslov to the corner, but Koslov explodes off with a huge clothesline that drops Slater. Hot tag to Santino. Santino with right hands to Slater and a big hip toss. Santino with a headbutt drop on Slater, cover and Gabriel breaks it up. Koslov charges at Gabriel and they go through the ropes to the outside. Santino gets the Cobra ready to strike. He is distracted by Otunga and McGillicutty allowing Slater to hit his neckbreaker drop. Slater pins Santino for the win.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
After the match, The Nexus attack Santino and Koslov sending them to the outside. The Raw GM has something to say. And I quote. “As a reminder, in the upcoming WWE Championship match, Nexus is banned from ringside. If any member of Nexus attempt to interfere in this match, the entire group will be indefinitely suspended. Therefore, I advise Nexus to leave this ring immediately.”
A video package runs focusing on John Cena’s passion for WWE and his big decision in tonight’s main event.
* Randy Orton defending the WWE Championship against Wade Barrett with John Cena as the special guest referee is up next to close the show.