Michael Cole announces a special partnership for the Special Olympics that the WWE will be taking part in, this leads to a short video promo, and the introduction of some of the Special Olympic athletes, and personnel, as well as Governor Chris Christie.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
- Team Hell No (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston
Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston are the first two men to make their way out to the ring, accompanied by AJ Lee. Footage is shown of Raw where Big E Langston took out Kane and cause a distraction, allowing Ziggler to beat Daniel Bryan, all before heading into the ring and taking out both Bryan and Kane single-handedly.
Kane and Daniel Bryan are out next, and the champs get a nice reaction from the fans as Daniel Bryan tries to get them to stop chanting ‘yes’ with everything he’s got.
Bryan and Ziggler look to kick things off for their respective teams. The bell rings and Dolph asks AJ to hop up on the apron, giving her a kiss. Bryan scores a kick to the side of Ziggler’s head and pins him for two. Ziggler scoots to the outside, and Bryan flies through the ropes with a suicide dive to take him out. He brings Dolph back into the ring and kicks away at him repeatedly. Dolph ducks a kick to the head and tags out to Langston. Big E heads into the ring and Bryan tags Kane.
Kane tries for a cross body and Langston catches him! E drops Kane with a couple of backbreakers across the knee before hitting him with a running shoulderblock in the corner. E runs into a big boot from Kane. Kane wraps his hand around E’s throat, but he fights it off. Langston hits a huge running splash on Kane, knocking him to the mat. Ziggler tags in and takes Kane out with a beautiful dropkick, pinning the monster for two.
Langston tags back in and wails away on Kane, but gets sloppy and puts his head down, allowing Kane to drive it down into the mat. Ziggler tags in and knocks Bryan from the mat before eating a clothesline from Kane. Ziggler tries for a splash in the corner, but misses, then walks into a sidewalk slam for two. Kane heads to the top rope, but misses a flying clothesline. Ziggler hits a sloppy rocker dropper, but Bryan breaks up a pinfall, getting a kick to the face for his troubles. Ziggler heads to the top, but leaps off into a big right hand from Kane. Kane goes for the pin, but Big E breaks it up with a splash. Langston shoulders Kane, but he’s tossed to the outside by Kane. Bryan hits a running knee from the apron to take out E, and back in the ring Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for a super close two count.
AJ slides the briefcase to Ziggler and distracts the referee. Ziggler misses a briefcase shot, and Kane hits a big boot, then a chokeslam before knocking Big E from the apron. Bryan heads to the top and hits a flying head butt, pinning Ziggler for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Team Hell No
Following the match Bryan joins in with the fans in a ‘yes’ chant before he and his partner head to the back.
Richard Reacts Quick tag match but it was evident Daniel Bryan is more than over. The crowd was miserable in the cold having to sit through Mark Henry vs. Ryback but they bounced back for Team Heel No. While many of us want Daniel in a more serious gimmick, this tag team is over. I didn’t see enough from Big E Langston to have an opinion one way or the other. The work of Daniel, Kane and Dolph Ziggler was rock solid but the match was rushed and under 10 minutes.
- Fandango vs. Chris Jericho
A bunch of dancers are out to go through a little routine before peeling off and revealing Fandango and whatever his valet’s name is (I really can’t remember at all). The do a little bit of dancing themselves before finally heading down to the ring.
Chris Jericho is out next, and he gets a nice pop out of the fans in the stadium as he makes his way to the ring in his light-up jacket.
The bell rings and Fandango dances around a little bit more, drawing boos from the crowd. He turns around and Jericho takes him to the mat with a series of punches. Jericho hits a couple of chops and Fandango bails to the outside. Jericho gives chase and back in the ring, Jericho takes Fandango down again and rains down with right hands. Jericho catches Fandango in the corner and kicks away at him. Jericho hits a suplex, tossing Fandango into the top rope.
Jericho hits the codebreaker and Fandango rolls out to the floor. Fandango gets to his feet just in time to eat a baseball slide from Jericho. Jericho heads to the top and gets some major air for a body press to the floor, wiping out the new guy. Jericho slams Fandango’s head into the apron and chops him again before sending things back into the ring. Jericho smacks Fandango around before hitting him with a big boot and sending him to the outside again. Jericho goes for a springboard dropkick, but Fandango blocks it with a kick of his own that wipes out Jericho.
Fandango goes for a pin, getting two before aggressively pounding on, then stomping away at Jericho. ƒandango clamps on a rear chin lock, but Jericho is able to fight his way up to his feet pretty quickly. Jericho hits a running forearm, then a couple of shoulderblocks. Fandango tosses Jericho out to the apron, but Jericho heads to the top for a flying double axe handle smash. Jericho misses a bull dog, but recovers with a Thesz press. Jericho hits a chop and an enzugiri, but it’s not enough for a three count. Fandango backdrops Jericho to the apron, and Jericho heads to the top again for a flying cross body for a two count.
Fandango sends Jericho shoulder first into the ring post before pulling him out and driving him face first into the mat. Fandango heads to the top rope and leaps off with a flying leg drop. Fandango pins Jericho but Jericho kicks out at two.
Jericho rolls Fandango up for two. Jericho avoids a dropkick and tries to counter into the Walls of Jericho, but it’s fought off and Fandango lands a clothesline to drop Jericho to the mat. Fandango heads to the top again, but Jericho hits the ropes and causes the dancer to fall to the mat. Jericho places him on the top turnbuckle again, and follows up after him. Jericho tries for a superplex, but Fandango fights it off, sending Jericho to the mat.
Fandango stands on the top and goes for the leg drop, but Jericho moves out of the way. Fandango tries for the lionsault, but misses. Jericho tries for the walls, but Fandango turns it around into a roll up for a three count.
Richard Reacts: Do you buy Fandango? That’s the ultimate question that has to be answered because I agree with this outcome and like the way the finish was done. Jericho “tweaking his knee” on the Lion Sault was awkward but done by design. Fandango can work and Jericho is on top of his game. This was a good match and it did exactly what it was supposed to do.
We get a recap of the Miz winning the Intercontinental Championship on the Mania Pre-show earlier.
This leads into another video package for Rock/Cena with this one focusing on the Rock, and his return to WWE, and road to re-claiming the WWE Championship.