Lawler and Cole give a quick run-through of how to access the WWE Network, something that will likely be re-hashed more times that I can count over the next few weeks.
Darren Young makes his way out to the ring for the next match, and it doesn’t seem as though the fans are doing to care too much about this one if the initial reactions are any indication.
Titus O’Neil is out next, also getting no reaction from the fans.
Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil
The bell rings and we get a quick lock up with Titus backing Young up into the corner. Titus shoves Young and goes through the ropes before coming back out and knocking Young down with a forearm to the face. Titus puts Young in a headlock before tossing him aside. Young is able to come up with a headlock of his own, but Titus pushes him off, coming up with a big shoulder block. Titus picks Young up to his feet and buries his knee in Young’s midsection. Young comes up with a big forearm, a low dropkick, and he clotheslines Titus over the top rope, sending both men out to the floor. Young brings things back into the ring and he goes to the top rope, coming off with a big flying clothesline for a one count.
Young hits a couple of uppercuts, but Titus comes back, whipping Young into the corner, over the top, and out to the floor. Titus goes to the floor and picks Young up, driving his back into the ring post a couple of times before bringing things back into the ring for a near fall. Titus traps Young in a bear hug, but Young won’t give up. Young fights Titus off with a series of elbows, then a quick back elbow. Young goes to the middle rope, but leaps off and gets caught by Titus. Titus hits a backbreaker before effortlessly tossing Young aside. Titus locks in an abdominal stretch, slapping at Young’s ribs.
Young tries to fight out, elbowing Titus’ thigh. Titus catches Young with a kick to the gut, then splashes him in the corner. Young avoids a charging Titus in the corner, and connects with a kick to the face to put him down to the mat. Young psychs himself up, and connects with a couple of right hands, and an uppercut. He hits Titus with a knee lift and a quick clothesline, then connects with a back body drop. Young mounts Titus and hits him with a series of rights. Titus rolls out to the apron and Young follows. Young hits a nasty neckbreaker on the apron, which is good for a two count.
Young shoulders Titus, but Titus drops down and hits him with a shot to the lower back. Titus connects with a sit-out spinebuster to get the three count.
Winner: Titus O’Neil
Bad News Barrett is back once more, banging his gavel again. He says it would appear that Minnesota’s electricians are as bad as their NFL teams, so he’ll be on the crowd’s level all night as his podium isn’t working. It was announced that Hulk Hogan is returning to the WWE and will host WrestleMania, but his once hot spotlight will forever be dimmed by the extraordinary skills of Barrett himself.
We check in with the Expert panel, which consists of Mark Henry, The Miz and Rey Mysterio. Josh Matthews talks a bit about the pre-show match of the Rhodes brothers vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel, which was won by the Rhodes brothers when Cody hit CrossRhodes on Axel. Matthews asks what has stood out the most so far. Henry says he’s happy for Titus O’Neil, but he’s not happy with what’s going on for those two after mentoring them. Miz liked the Intercontinental match, while Mysterio preferred the Tag Team Championship.