– We go backstage with Todd Grisham and John Cena. Cena talks about everything that he’s been through since he was last WWE Champion. Cena says that after tonight, the champ will be here.
– We get highlights from the feud between Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes.
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio
We go to the ring and out first comes Cody Rhodes. Cody has his “employees” with him, the guys who handed out the paper bags to fans a few weeks ago. Cody takes the mic and wants the fans to put the bags on their head because they are extremely ugly. Some of the fans actually put the bag over their head as Rey Mysterio’s music hits and out he comes.
The bell rings and they go at it with Cody striking first. Rey makes a comeback and stops Cody with kicks. Cody slides on the mat and hits Rey with a big right hand. Rey with a head scissor takedown, throwing Cody out to the floor. Rey runs the ropes, slides out of the ring and takes Cody down by his head again. Cody walks off and Rey comes after him. Cody turns around and drops Rey with a dropkick for a 2 count. They fight up the ramp now and to the stage. Rey counters a throw and throws Cody head-first into the bottom of the big screen. Cody ends up on the floor one level down from the stage. Rey runs across the stage and leaps on Cody, crashing hard.
Cody and Rey go at it by the fans now with back and forth action on the barrier. They fight up the stairs and into the crowd. Cody drops Rey on the stairs and bends his legs and back over top of it. Cody beats Rey up the stairs some more and uses his mask as a weapon. Cody takes Rey up and out into the concessions area in the arena. Fans cheer on as Rey crashes Cody through a big trash can. Rey hits Cody with the big plastic lid for a 2 count. Cody comes back now and leaps off a counter top, kicking Rey in the head for a 2 count. A “holy shit” chant breaks out from the fans watching. Rey jumps from a counter top now and hits a crossbody on Cody for a 2 count. Rey works over Cody now with kicks and a knee to the head. Cody makes his way back towards the arena but Rey continues the offense.
Rey beats Cody down the steps and back to the ringside area. Rey charges but Cody tosses him over the barrier and hard onto the floor by the ring. Cody counters a move from Rey and drops him face-first into the steel steps for a 2 count. They come back in the ring now. Rey counters Cody and hits a springboard crossbody for a 2 count. Rey ends up on top and comes flying down at Cody with a headbutt. Another 2 count for Rey. Rey goes for 619 but Cody stands up. Rey goes back to the top for a leg drop but Cody moves. Cody kicks Rey twice below the belt as he’s hung on the ropes and then slams Rey hard on his head on the mat. Another 2 count for Cody. Cody stomps on Rey in the corner.
Cody takes Rey back to the top and works him over. Rey comes back, spits a green mist in Cody’s eyes and knocks Cody to the mat and into position for 619. Rey hits it and follows up with the big splash from the ropes for the pin and the win, in the middle of the ring.
Winner: Rey Mysterio