This week’s show starts off with a graphic for Mae Young, who passed away on Tuesday night.
We are in Worcester, Massachusetts and your announcers are Alex ‘Did you miss me on NXT’ Riley and Tom ‘Centrum’ Phillips.
Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus Curtis Axel
They lock up and go around the ring until Kofi can apply a side head lock and he takes Axel to the mat. Kofi with a flying shoulder tackle and Axel backs into the corner. Kofi with a waist lock and Axel with an elbow and punch. Axel with a punch to the midsection and forearm. Axel with a hurdle leap frog but Kofi with leap frogs of his own followed by a leaping back elbow for a near fall.
Kofi with kicks and Kofi blocks a kick and hits a round kick for a near fall. Kofi runs into a boot from Axel and Axel with a clothesline. Axel with forearms to the back. Axel with a rake of the eyes and then he punches Kofi from the floor. Axel with a punch followed by a hard Irish whip. Axel with a forearm and he gets a near fall. Axel with an arm bar and chin lock.
Kofi with punches and forearms followed by kicks and a drop kick. Kofi clotheslines Axel over the top rope to the floor. Axel moves when Kofi tries for a baseball slide and Axel with a punch. Axel tries to Irish whip Kofi into the apron but Kofi dives through the ropes and he hits a suicide dive and then he sends Axel back into the ring.
Kofi gets a near fall. Kofi with a kick to the midsection. Axel with an Irish whip but Kofi tries for the pendulum kick but Axel knows it is coming and Axel with an elbow to Kofi. We go to commercial.
We are back and Axel with an arm bar and chin lock. Axel rubs his forearm across the face. Kofi with punches to Axel and then he misses a clothsline. Axel with a snap Saito suplex for a near fall. Axel with punches and he applies a rear chin lock and rakes the eye. Axel with forearms while Kofi punches Axel. Axel maintains control.
Axel with a drop kick and then he drops a knee to the shoulder. Axel with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Axel with a reverse chin lock. Kofi with elbows but Axel sends Kofi into the corner. Kofi with a boot and he goes to the turnbuckles but Kofi is pulled off the turnbuckles by Axel and Curtis gets a near fall.
Axel with an elbow to the top of the head and then he rakes his boot across Kofi’s face. Axel with a reverse chin lock. Kofi with a drop kick off an Irish whip and both men are down. Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick and then he hits the leaping clothesline. Kofi with the Boom Drop and then he sets for Trouble in Paradise. Axel ducks the kick and Axel with a kick and Irish whip. Kofi with a cross body for a near fall.
Axel with shoulders in the corner and then he puts Kofi on the turnbuckles. Kofi with punches from the turnbuckles but Axel knocks Kofi off the turnbuckles and Kofi falls to the floor. Axel leaps to the floor. Axel is pushed into the ring post and Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Kofi misses and hits the ring post. Axel brings Kofi back into the ring and Kofi with an inside cradle for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Axel charges at Kofi but Kofi back drops Axel over the top rope to the floor.
Ryback’s music plays and he comes to the ring but instead of entering the ring, he does a lap round the ring and then to the back.
We take a look back at what Randy Orton did to John Cena Sr. on Raw and we are given an update on John’s condition.
We get a chance to hear what Triple H had to say about the Orton and Cena incident on Monday on this week’s Triple H Interview Series. Michael asks Hunter how he will handle it. Hunter says that he wishes that incident did not happen. Randy was looking for him, but Randy knows how to get in touch with him. The matter will be handled internally.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Sin Cara versus Damien Sandow
The lights go down and Sin Cara flips around before Sandow kicks Cara and then sends Cara into the turnbuckles and he kicks Cara. The referee warns Cara. Sandow with an Irish whip but Cara with a head scissors and drop kick. Cara with a pescado onto Sandow. Cara rolls Sandow back into the ring and Sandow sends Cara face first into the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall.
Sandow with an Irish whip and shoulders in the corner. Sandow chokes Cara in the corner and the referee warns Sandow. Sandow with a near fall after an elbow. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep followed by the Elbow of Disdain and he gets a near fall. Sandow with a reverse chin lock.
Cara with a drop toe hold that sends Sandow into the turnbuckles but Cara cannot immediately capitalize on the situation. Cara with a clothesline and a springboard cross body for a near fall. Cara with a head scissors. Cara with a chop and then he hits a handspring back elbow for a near fall.
Ryback’s music plays and he makes his way to ringside and instead of entering the ring, he makes the right turn around the ring.
Cara with an enzuigiri from the apron and he misses a Swanton but he hits a drop kick. Sandow with an Irish whip. Sandow with You’re Welcome for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Ryback continues to circle the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back with quotes about the WWE Network and we are a little more than 40 days from the launch. We have footage of the announcement from Las Vegas.
3MB are in the back with Brad Maddox. Heath thanks Brad for giving them a handicap match against the Prime Time Players. Drew says that this is the beginning of a new era.
Brad asks them if they ever stop talking. He says that he does not like them and no one else likes them. The Prime Time Players are obnoxious too. The only reason this match is happening is so everyone in the back can have some time away from them.
Bad News Barrett rises from the side of the stage and he is about to give us some bad news. Wade wants some decorum. We are less than two weeks away from the Royal Rumble match. A match filled with shocks and surprises. However, he is afraid that he has some bad news. There will be no shocks or surprises because as soon as he gets in the ring, there will be a mass exodus of superstars. Just like there was a mass exodus from the local zoo today when all of the livestock in the arena tonight was herded down the street and trotted through the turnstiles and seated in this dirty and dilapidated arena.
With that being said, he says that he would like to thank everyone for leaving their barn for the day to see him.
Ryback’s music plays and it is time for Ryback to make his way to the empty ring and he does a few more laps around the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
Young and McIntyre start things off and they lock up. Young backs Drew into the corner and he punches Drew. Mahal tags in and Young brings him into the ring. Young with a side head lock and Slater makes the blind tag. Slater with a knee and Mahal with a high knee for a near fall. Slater with forearms and kicks to Young. Drew tags back in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Drew with kicks in the corner and then he hits a suplex and gets a near fall. Drew with an arm bar and chin lock but Young with punches.
Drew with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Drew with a flying boot for a near fall. Titus breaks up the cover and Young with a crucifix cover for the three count.
Winners: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
After the match, Heath tells Brad that he wants him to restart the match.
Brad refuses to restart the match and he says it might not have been fair to have them be in a handicap match. Things will be evened out in this six man tag match.
Match Number Four: Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal versus Fernando, Diego, and El Torito
Diego and McIntyre start things off and Drew with a kick and forearm. Diego with a head scissors followed by a monkey flip. Diego with a chop and he tags in Fernando. Fernando with a drop kick for a near fall. Fernando with a sunset flip for a near fall. Fernando with a chop but Drew with an Irish whip and when Fernando tries to float over, Drew with a kick to the ribs for a near fall.
Mahal tags in and Jinder with a punch followed by a kick from Drew and a knee drop from Jinder for a near fall. Slater tags in and he connects with jabs but Fernando with a chop. Slater with a leaping leg lariat for a near fall. Jinder tags in and he kicks Fernando and he connects with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Mahal with a reverse chin lock.
Jinder knocks Diego off the apron and the delay dealing with El Torito allows Fernando to hit a flapjack. Torito is tagged in and he hits a head scissors and springboard head butt and then he hits another head scissors. Fernando sends McIntyre to the floor. Diego sends Slater to the floor. Diego with a shoulder and he sends Mahal into the turnbuckles. Torito deals with Slater and Fernando and Diego hit the double back drop driver for the three count.
Winners: Fernando, Diego, and El Torito
After the match, Ryback makes his way to the ring and he makes another loop around the ring.
We go to credits.