Sheamus vs. Christian
Christian comes out for the opener. We see The Miz and R-Truth, who have tickets in hand, make their way through the crowd and take a seat at ringside. John Laurinaitis comes out and argues with them, leading to security escorting Truth and Miz back through the crowd and out of the arena. Sheamus comes out next as we get ready for tonight’s opener.
The bell rings and they lock up. Sheamus takes it to the corner but breaks away as Christian stalls on the apron. They lock up again and Sheamus slams Christian down face first to the mat. Sheamus takes Christian down with a side headlock and a 2 count. Sheamus with another takedown and more headlock pin attempts. Sheamus with a big slam and another 2 count. Sheamus locks Christian in the ropes but he fights off. Sheamus comes right back after a slap to the face and chases him around the ring. Sheamus wails away with forearm shots to the chest for a 2 count.
Christian comes off the second rope but Sheamus catches him in mid-air and slams him hard. Sheamus climbs to the top but Christian pushes him off to the floor. Christian follows to the floor and beats Sheamus back into the ring. Christian with more right hands and kicks. Christian chokes him on the ropes now as the referee counts. Christian continues the offense. Sheamus fights back but Christian hits a missile dropkick for a 2 count. Christian slaps Sheamus now. Sheamus comes back full force and beats Christian to the mat. Sheamus starts dropping knees as the crowd cheers him.
Sheamus with a pair of clotheslines and a big slam for another 2 count. Sheamus with a kick to the gut. Sheamus goes for a press slam but Christian slides out. Christian goes for Killswitch but Sheamus fights him off. Christian comes back again but Sheamus hits a backbreaker after catching him in mid-air. 2 count for Sheamus. Christian comes back with right hands and goes to the top. Sheamus catches him and climbs up also. Christian knocks him back to the mat. Sheamus charges in the corner but Christian moves and kicks him in the head. Christian nails a tornado DDT from the corner for a 1 count.
Christian goes for the Killswitch again but Sheamus blocks it and clotheslines him in the corner. Sheamus with a running knee to the head. Christian makes another comeback but Sheamus kicks his legs out. Sheamus pulls himself up to the top turnbuckle and leaps down with a big shoulderblock. Sheamus goes for a Brogue kick but Christian sidesteps. Sheamus comes in from the apron with a shoulder to the gut. Christian goes under his legs and trips him, sending Sheamus face first into the apron. Sheamus comes back and drops Christian’s head on the floor. Sheamus blocks a shove into the ringpost but turns around to a spear on the floor. Christian gets back in the ring as the referee counts.
Sheamus makes it back in at the 8 count but Christian spears him for another 2 count. Christian climbs back to the top and goes for a diving headbutt but Sheamus moves. Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross but Christian counters with a Killswitch attempt. Sheamus blocks it and hits a Brogue kick for the win.
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