– Fandango w/Summer Rae vs. Chris Jericho
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. Chris Jericho’s music hits, and Y2J is on his way down to the ring to a big pop from the crowd. We get a recap of Fandango’s debut match at WrestleMania where he scored a win over Jericho, then a quick update from Monday night where the two men had a dance-off that ended in violence (this might be the best sentence I’ve ever typed).
Fandango is out next, accompanied by Summer Rae. Some of the members in the crowd are trying their darndest to get a Fandango-ing happening, but it’s not really catching on. Jericho is not impressed by Fandango’s entrance, feigning sleep in the corner.
The bell rings and both men begin circling each other. This crowd is solidly behind Jericho. They lock up and Jericho backs Fandango into the corner and breaks cleanly. They do it again, but Jericho slaps Fandango, and gets a shove in return. Fandango takes Jericho down with a shoulder block, but eats a dropkick, then a back elbow from Y2J. Fandango drops out to the floor, and Jericho is quick to follow. He chases him around, and back into the ring, hitting the dancer with another elbow, then hitting a baseball slide to send him back to the outside.
Jericho heads to the top and leaps to the outside, wiping Fandango out with a body press, then posing on the announcer’s table. Jericho sends Fandango back into the ring, but Fandango recovers quickly and stomps at Jericho’s chest and head. Jericho catches Fandango with a couple of stiff kicks out of nowhere, sending him to the outside. Fandango crawls back into the ring, and catches Jericho with a boot that’s good for a two count. Fandango ties Jericho up in the ropes and hits him with a couple of forearms to the back of the head before dropping to the outside to catch him with a kick to the face for another two count. Fandango locks in a rear chin lock.
Jericho fights to his feet and tries for a roll up, but misses it, setting up another two count for Fandango. Fandango heads out to the apron and comes in with a slingshot leg drop for another near fall. Fandango traps Jericho in another rear chin lock and Jericho fights to his feet, dropping Fandango with a back body drop. Jericho fights up to his feet in the corner and avoids a splash. He hits Fandango with a couple of shoulder blocks, but ends up tossed to the apron. Jericho heads to the top turnbuckle and leaps off with an axe handle smash before hitting a running bulldog. Jericho tries for the Walls, but Fandango kicks him away.
Jericho heads to the top and hits a cross body, but Fandango rolls through for two. Fandango hits a big kick for another two count and is frustrated. He kicks away at Jericho and heads to the top rope. He leaps off with a leg drop, but Jericho moves and hits the lionsault. Y2J goes for the pin but Fandango kicks out at two. Jericho hits Fandango with a couple of nasty chops in the corner. Fandango tries for a roll up, but Jericho reverses into the Walls of Jericho. Fandango is screaming, but he reaches the ropes.
Fandango hits Jericho in the back of the head and Jericho drops. Fandango heads to the top and leaps off, but Jericho catches him with the Code Breaker and pins the newcomer for three.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Josh Mathews is backstage with Sheamus. He asks how he’ll be able to drag Mark Henry around the ring, touch all four corners, and win his strap match tonight? Sheamus repeats pretty much everything Josh just said before saying that he hits back. He says at Extreme Rules, the World’s Strongest Man will find out exactly what happens when the Celtic Warrior goes Extreme.