The Prime Time Players are backstage, complaining to Eve about what happened with AJ on Monday. Eve runs off and she finds Kaitlyn, who seems to have been attacked. Kaitlyn appears to not be able to walk, and Eve says she’ll get her match, but not tonight. She needs medical attention. Eve and one of the trainers help Kaitlyn walk off.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
- Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Daniel Bryan & Kane
We get a video package about the team that the Prime Time Players hate, and I personally love, Daniel Bryan and Kane, and what led to them getting a title shot tonight. Daniel Bryan is the first man to make his way out into the arena. He’s awesome, somehow fuming and calming himself down at the same time. Bryan is easily the most entertaining thing in WWE right now, at least in this humble blogger’s opinion.
Kane’s pyro hits, and the big man makes his way out to join his partner in the ring.
Truth and Kofi are out next, and the champions get a fairly warm reaction from the crowd.
Bryan and Kane argue about who will start the match. Kane wins and begins with Kofi. Kofi kicks away at Kane’s leg, and Kane sends Kofi over the top rope. Kofi skins the cat and hits Kane with a big dropkick.
He tags in Truth who goes for a cross body but it caught by Kane. Kofi hits a dropkick to Truth’s back to take down Kane. Kane is able to fight back, bringing things over to make the tag to Bryan. Bryan kicks at Truth, screaming no the whole time. Bryan sends Truth across the ring, but runs into an arm drag. Truth is able to make the tag, and Kofi comes in with a big cross body for a two count.
Quick tags as Truth comes back in and hits a dancing leg drop for another two count. Truth blasts Bryan with a big right hand. Kane makes the blind tag and comes in with a big clothesline to take out Truth. Bryan likes what he sees. Kane beats on Truth in the corner, burying rights and legs in his gut before kicking away at him. Kane makes the tag and the two work as a team for the first time in the match. Bryan kicks away at Truth’s chest repeatedly before hitting a running low dropkick. Bryan goes for the pin but only gets two.
Kane makes the tag and Bryan sets up Truth for a low dropkick from the big man. Truth tries to fight back, but Kane sends him into the corner and hits a big clothesline. Bryan tags in and Kane tries to send Bryan into the corner for a dropkick to Truth. Bryan misses and Truth falls from the ring. Kane helps Bryan up, but Bryan shoves him, mad at the error. Shoving from both men ensues, and Bryan pushes Kane’s face. Bryan tells Kane to wait, and says they have to wait, saying they need to hug it out. Bryan implores Kane to hug, and the two men embrace, to a huge pop.
Truth is able to sneak over for a tag and Kingston comes in with a series of kicks and strikes to take out Bryan. Kofi connects with the boom drop, but Kane pulls Bryan from the ring. Kingston takes out Kane with a baseball slide, then takes out Bryan with a front flip over the top rope to the floor. Kofi sends Bryan into the ring, and follows with a springboard, but Bryan catches him with the No lock. Truth breaks it up, but Kane pulls Truth out to the floor.
Bryan hits Kofi with a corner dropkick, and Kane tags himself in. Kane heads to the top and Bryan argues with him. Kofi tries for a top rope hurricanrana, but Bryan hangs on to Kane to stop him from falling. Kane hits Bryan, so Bryan runs into Kane with a big forearm and pushes him from the top, onto Kofi. Kane gets the pin, and the three.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: Daniel Bryan and Kane
Following the match, Kane and Bryan get in each others faces, both men screaming that they, individually, are the tag team champions. Kane goes for his pyro, and Bryan flinches, but it’s just a second late going off.
Booker T and Teddy Long are shown watching a monitor backstage. Eve comes in and says that Kaitlyn wont be able to compete tonight per doctor’s orders. Teddy Long says that the champ has to defend her title. Booker says that Eve beat Kaitlyn, so she’s qualified for #1 contender, so this is a little reward. Eve thanks Booker, and Teddy looks on disappointedly.
WWE United States Championship Match
- Antonio Cesaro (c) w/Aksana vs. Santino Marella
Antonio Cesaro makes his way out to the ring first, with Aksana in tow. Cesaro doesn’t look too happy as he makes his way into the ring. Aksana grabs the mic and has Antonio say the word unfair in English, Italian, German, Swiss, and French. Antonio says he considers this match unfair. He continues to complain, but is interrupted by Zack Ryder’s music.
The bell rings and we get a lock up with Cesaro takes Ryder down to the mat right away. Antonio locks in a front face lock, but Ryder escapes and hits an arm drag. Cesaro comes back with a side headlock, before hitting a big shoulderblock. Antonio runs into a big flapjack from Ryder which is good enough for a two count. Cesaro comes back with snake eyes. Cesaro stomps away at Ryder before locking in a rear chin lock. Ryder is able to fight out of the hold, but he falls victim to a giant clothesline and another two count.
Cesaro deadlifts Ryder before tossing him across the ring and smothering him in the ropes. Cesaro stomps down on Ryder’s misection, getting another two count. Cesaro hits a suplex, but still can’t keep Ryder down. Cesaro locks in a cravat, but Ryder breaker it and the two trade right hands. Cesaro hits the pop up European uppercut, and it’s amazing, but it only keeps Ryder down for two, Cesaro stomps away at Ryder in the corner. Cesaro looks like he’s going for a neckbreaker, but just holds Ryder on his back. Ryder fights out and slams Cesaro face first into the canvas. Ryder is able to come up with a clothesline and a roll up for two. He hits Cesaro with knees to the face and a dropkick from the middle rope for another two count.
Ryder counters a suplex into a neckbreaker for another two count. Cesaro rolls out to the apron and slams Ryder’s head into the turnbuckle. He heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Ryder. Ryder heads up after him and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Ryder goes for the broski boot, but Aksana pulls Cesaro from the ring. Cesaro heads back in, hits a European uppercut, and the neutralizer to put Ryder down for a three count.
Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Antonio Cesaro
Alberto Del Rio and David Otunga are shown backstage. Ricardo walks in without his neck brace, and both are mad at him for not wearing it. Otunga chastises him, and calls him stupid before he and Del Rio walk off and Ricardo puts the brace back on.