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WWE TLC PPV Pre-Show:
Dark Match: JTG vs. David Otunga
Decent match. The two were given a few minutes. Not much in the way of details, all we know is that in the end Otunga was the man who got his hand raised.
Winner: David Otunga
WWE Honors Connecticut Shooting Victims
Before the PPV – they did a 26-bell salute to the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut.
WWE TLC PPV Opener:
The usual elaborate video package opens the show. In the video we see the history of Tables matches, Ladders matches and Chairs matches. The focus shifts to the main programs heading into tonight’s TLC PPV.
Tables Match: Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow
This match will determine the number one contender’s to the WWE World Tag-Team Championship. Before the match, Sandow disses the Brooklyn fans in the Barclays Center, the site of tonight’s TLC PPV. Rhodes adds a few bragadocious comments of his own. The bell sounds and Sin Cara/Rhodes and Sandow/Mysterio end up fighting on opposing sides of the ring. Cara and Mysterio end up getting the better of the action. Mysterio and Cara go under the ring to pull out the first of what is likely to be many tables. They hit Rhodes with the table. The two follow that up with a double dropkick on Sandow. Mysterio sets Sandow on the table and Cara heads to the top but Rhodes breaks things up. Rhodes tosses Mysterio out to the floor while Sandow kicks away at Cara in the corner. Rhodes heads to the outside to toss Mysterio into the apron while Sandow tosses Cara into the turnbuckle. Rhodes heads in and stomps away at Cara. Rhodes and Sandow try for a double suplex, but Cara lands on his feet and sends Sandow to the outside. Cara hits Rhodes with an amazing arm drag, but Rhodes plants Cara face first in the corner before hitting the beautiful disaster kick. Sandow and Rhodes double-team Sin Cara some, ultimately throwing him out to the floor. Sandow punches Mysterio before slamming him into the barricade. Rhodes traps Cara’s leg in the ring steps, and he and Sandow drive a table into the ring steps, crushing Cara’s leg between the steps and the ring post. Sandow throws Mysterio into the barricade hard once more. Rhodes and Sandow then set up tables right next to each other on the floor. Mysterio and Cara are laid across the tables. Sandow and Rhodes go back into the ring. Mysterio manages to break things up. Mysterio hits an arm drag on Sandow and sends Cody to the outside with a hurricanrana. Mysterio heads to the apron and hits another seated senton to the outside on Rhodes. In the ring Cara hits Sandow with a hurricanrana that sends him to the outside, then he dives over the top to wipe out Sandow. Back in the ring Mysterio kicks Rhodes hard, but almost ends up in the Alabama slam. Mysterio fights out and is able to connect with the 619. Rey-Rey puts Rhodes on a table and tries going to the top rope. Sandow manages to cut him off. Sandow and Rhodes knock Mysterio to the floor by hitting him with a table. Cara hits an enzugiri on Sandow. He backdrops Rhodes and hits another enzugiri. Rhodes throws Cara to the outside, putting him through tables that were set up previously. Rhodes Scholars wins.
Winners and NEW #1 Contender’s: Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow
Video Segment: The Shield Speaks
The Shield are featured in a video package. They talk about Ryback, claiming he’s reckless for putting CM Punk into surgery. They can’t let that recklessness stand. Feed Me More, well they’ll feed them more than he can handle, and the Shield will be the ones to finish him. Kane and Daniel aren’t off the hook. A team never doubts each other and trusts each other. A team wins together, and Kane and Bryan are a disgrace. Quite frankly, they just plain don’t like the two.
WWE United States Title: Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth
The bell rings and the two lock up. Truth backs Cesaro into a corner. Truth mocks Cesaro and punches him away. Cesaro kicks Truth in the gut before hitting him with a clubbing blow to the back and kicking him down to the mat. Cesaro locks in a head lock, wrenching back. Truth fights his way out of the hold, blocks a hip toss and rolls up Cesaro for two. Another roll up from Truth, another two. Truth takes Cesaro over with a headlock takeover. Cesaro fights his way up and hits Truth with a belly to back suplex to break the hold. Cesaro nails Truth with a big right hand. Cesaro with a head butt. Truth starts to fight back a bit, but Cesaro cuts him short. Cesaro locks Truth into a chin lock. Cesaro slams him into the corner, taking him from turnbuckle to turnbuckle all around the ring. Truth psychs himself up and slams Cesaro head first into the turnbuckle before hitting Cesaro with a couple of rights, and a nice spinning elbow. Truth kicks Cesaro in the stomach before hitting an axe kick. Truth pins Cesaro but can only get a two count. Truth tries to hit Cesaro with a suplex but Cesaro lands on his feet. Cesaro then nails Truth with an uppercut from behind leading into Cesaro hitting his Neutralizer finisher for the clean pinfall victory to retain.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro
Backstage: Josh Matthews Interviews Dolph Ziggler
Backstage, Josh Matthews is with Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler says Vickie Guerrero through Vince McMahon has endorsed thievery. If Cena wins he gets Ziggler’s contract that he already lost earlier, but what does Ziggler get. To make this fair, if Ziggler wins, Cena’s career should be over. Maybe the pressure is too much for Cena. Maybe he loses the Rumble, and at Mania as he watches the rise of Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler claims he’s actually pleased with have this match tonight with John Cena. He says tonight, everything changes.
In-Ring Segment: Miz-TV
The Miz comes out to the ring for a special edition of Miz-TV. Miz welcomes the Brooklyn crowd to the show. He does a Brooklyn name-drop to get some babyface reaction. Miz says you can take all the subways, transit and railways, but nothing compares to the train wrecks that his guests are. With that said, his guests, 3MB, come out. 3MB stands on the furniture of Miz’s set, playing their air instruments. Miz asks if they’re five. He tries to get a question out, but Slater has a question, where does Miz get off calling them a train wreck. Miz asks how they’re a band. Mahal says they’re a supergroup, 3MB. McIntyre says 3MB is bigger, badder and better than Jay Z. Miz asks really? Everyone responds yes. Slater says the Rolling Stones wish they could rock out with 3MB. Slaters says everyone needs to hear that tomorrow night, at the Slammy awards, 3MB will perform live. Miz claims their performance will be the official “bathroom break” of the show. 3MB mocks the Spanish announce team. They go out and get in their faces. Jinder Mahal slaps the headphones off one of the guys. Drew McIntyre shoves the other down. Ricardo Rodriguez heads down to the ring and 3MB is all over him, pulling his hair and yelling in his face. Alberto Del Rio comes down to a big pop, taking out all members of 3MB, hitting McIntyre with a back drop on the apron, and Slater with a spear. Eventually the numbers game is too much as 3MB groups up and triple-team Del Rio. Miz eventually gets involved, knocking Mahal out of the ring. Del Rio sends McIntyre out of the ring next. Slater gets on the mic and says this isn’t how this is going to play out. Slater tells Del Rio and Miz to find a partner and take on 3MB tonight. Miz says that’s not a problem. Miz then looks at Ricardo. Miz closes by saying the beating they will receive tonight will be….awesome.
Backstage: Kane & Daniel Bryan
Backstage we see Kane. Daniel Bryan shows up and tells Kane that Ryback is about as easy to talk to as Kane is. He says he can’t stand when someone repeats themselves over and over again. Kane says who cares what Ryback says, what’s important is what he does. Kane says he knows what TLC matches are like, bodies will be broken. Kane and Bryan will feed him Rollins, Ambrose and Reins, and they will burn the Shield down. Bryan does the “Yes!” chant.
Backstage: Matt Striker Interviews Wade Barrett
Backstage, Matt Striker is with Wade Barrett. Barrett says he’s beaten Kofi Kingston repeatedly, and Kingston is a cat without nine lives. Barrett promises that Kingston will be muted tonight by the Barrett barrage.
WWE Intercontinental Title: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Wade Barrett
Barrett slams Kingston down hard early on. Barrett backs Kofi into the corner and hits him with a couple of elbows before trying for a quick cover. Barrett locks on a side head lock. Kofi fights up to his feet and sends Barrett into the ropes, but he eats a shoulderblock from Barrett. Kofi hits a couple of dropkicks that’s good for a two count, before kicking Barrett hard in the chest. Kofi hits the ropes and eats a clothesline that sends him to the outside. Barrett heads to the outside and whips Kofi into the ring, where he pops up and leaps out to wipe out Barrett on the floor. Kofi sends Barrett back into the ring and leaps over him, springboarding into the ring. Barrett hits Kofi with a kick to the shin and takes him down to the mat with a suplex. Barrett blasts Kofi with a big right before hitting him with a big backbreaker that’s good for a two count. Kingston fights his way out and lands a few big kicks. However, he ultimately runs into a tilt a whirl backbreaker for another two count. Barrett heads up to the second rope to deliver the elbow drop, getting another two count in the process. Barrett sits over top of Kofi and pulls back with a rear chin lock. Kofi fights to his feet and avoids another backbreaker, countering into a Russian leg sweep. Kingston fights back with a series of chops, dropkicks, and a big clothesline. Kofi hits Barrett with the boom drop. He backs into the corner, but misses the trouble in paradise. Kofi tries for a roll up, not getting anything, but he scores with the SOS, and takes Barrett down for a two count. Kofi mounts Barrett in the corner and blasts Barrett with a series of punches, but he runs into double boots from Barrett. Kofi catches Wade with a roll up for a two count. Barrett hits the black hole slam out of nowhere and gets another two count. Barrett picks Kofi up and tries for the elbow, but Kofi catches him with Trouble In Paradise. Kingston gets the pin and retains.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kofi Kingston
In-The-Arena: CM Punk & Paul Heyman
CM Punk and Paul Heyman are shown in the arena in their own personal skybox. Punk says everyone wants an update. Heyman says ‘fughettaboutit’. Punk says that means none of your business. Punk says it was tough leaving his home in Chicago and sitting amongst all these animals. Punk says these people should move somewhere that isn’t the slums of Staten Island. These people cheered when Ryback hurt his knee. These people and Ryback have a ton in common. They don’t know what it’s like to be a champion. They’re dumb, like Ryback. Ryback is dumb and lucky. He’s dumb because he injured Punk, and he’s lucky that he injured Punk and he can’t compete tonight. Punk is the most dangerous man in the WWE. He would have broken every chair this place had to offer, pushed him off the ladder, and put him through every table in New York. Punk says fiction is the idea that Ryback is unstoppable, because Punk has beaten him. Tonight, the Shield is going to beat him here tonight. Punk says another fact is that Punk is the longest reigning champion of the modern era. Punk claims no one will take the title from him simply because no one can. Punk claims he’ll close out 2012 as champion the same way he started it as champion. And that’s only the beginning.
TLC Match: The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) vs. Ryback & Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan)
The Shield members come to the ring by coming through the crowd. The crowd actually seemed to be behind The Shield. As soon as The Shield are in reaching distance, the fight is on. Bryan and Rollins team up while Kane and Reigns fight. Rollins blasts Bryan with a series of rights, but he’s backed into the barricade. Ambrose and Rollins fight in the ring. Ambrose hits Ryback with a chop, but Ryback shrugs them off. Ryback hits Ambrose with a chop that sends him to the mat. Ambrose avoids a slam, and kicks away at Ryback’s leg. Ryback hits a Thesz press, taking Ambrose to the mat. The Shield gang up on Ryback, but Ryback fights them off, sending Rollin to the outside. Ambrose dropkicks Ryback off the apron and onto the floor. Kane attempts to bring a ladder into the ring, and gets it kicked into his face for good measure. Ryback sends Reigns out of the ring and kicks the ladder into Ambrose and Rollins. Reigns comes in with a chair, blasting Ryback, but Kane pulls the chair away and chokes him against the ropes. Bryan blasts Reigns with a series of kicks in the corner before he and Kane whip Reigns across the ring into a ladder in the corner. Kane whips Bryan into Reigns with a big dropkick against the ladder that’s good for two.
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Ambrose pulls Bryan’s feet out from under him, and Rollins leaps off the top rope into a right hand from Kane. Kane traps Rollins in a ladder and slams a chair down repeatedly against the ladder. Ambrose is in the ring and he hits Kane with a chair before dropping him with a DDT on the chair. Ryback heads back into the ring and slams Ambrose into the corner. He slams Rollins into the corner, but it’s broken up by Ambrose. Rollins grabs the ladder and slams it into Ryback’s gut before Ambrose slams Ryback’s head into the ladder. Ambrose sets the ladder up in the corner. Ambrose and Rollins team up on Ryback, trying to send him into the ladder with a hip toss, but Ryback slams them down to the mat before hitting them both with a clothesline. Ryback sets both Rollins and Ambrose against a ladder and then splashes both of them.
Ryback double-suplexes Ambrose and Rollins onto a ladder laying in the ring. Reigns stomps away at Ryback, allowing Ambrose to catch his breath and join in. Ambrose slams Ryback with a chair and Reigns drops a ladder on him. Reigns tells the Spanish announce team to move and the other members of the Shield bring Ryback to the outside. Ambrose slams Ryback’s head against the announcer’s table. The Shield hit Ryback with a triple team powerbomb, sending him crashing through the Spanish announcer’s table. As The Shield members turn around, they get caught by Daniel Bryan, who wipes them all out with a suicide dive. The Shield regroup and end up triple-teaming Bryan. Bryan ends up getting help from Kane. Bryan blasts Reigns with a couple of chair shots in the ring. Ambrose comes in and slams Bryan down with a chair across his back before Rollins blasts him with a chair shot to the back. Ambrose slams Bryan down in the middle of the ring with a chair across his back again before stomping down. Ambrose and Rollins set up a table in the corner propped across the top rope. Ryback is shown stirring on the outside. Rollins and Ambrose run Bryan into the side of the table before setting him on the table. Rollins and Ambrose climb up after Bryan, hitting him with a giant double superplex. Kane breaks up the pin attempt. This causes The Shield to turn their attention to Kane. Kane tries to fight them off but the numbers game is too much for him. Kane is thrown into a table in the corner of the ring. Kane comes back and fights off both men, tossing Rollins out to the floor and hitting Ambrose with a clothesline from the top. Kane hits Reigns with a couple of running clotheslines, and a big sidewalk slam, but Ambrose breaks up a pin attempt. Ambrose grabs a chair and sets it up. He tries for a DDT, but Kane chokeslams Ambrose on the chair. Kane goes for the pin, but it’s broken up by Reigns. Kane clotheslines Reigns to the outside and follows, slamming him head first into the ring apron. Rollins nails Kane from behind, allowing Reigns to spear him on the floor.
The Shield bury Kane under a bunch of junk. Bryan has Ambrose locked in the No lock. He pops out to trap Rollins, but it’s broken up by Reigns. Bryan catches Reigns in the No lock, but it’s broken up by Ambrose. The Shield team up on Bryan, beating him down to the mat. They set up a chair in the middle of the ring. Rollins and Ambrose try for a double suplex, but Bryan fights out and kicks away at Rollins and Ambrose. Rollins catches Bryan out of nowhere and stomps down, driving his head into the chair. Ryback pulls Ambrose from the ring and comes in, cleaning house. Ryback slams Rollins to the mat. Ryback picks up Rollins and tosses him to the outside before hitting Reigns with a spinebuster. Ryback tries for something, but Ambrose breaks it up, getting a spear for his troubles. Ryback hits Ambrose with a giant clothesline before shouldering the Shield member, and dropping him with shellshock. Rollins and Reigns break up the pin. Ryback tosses Ambrose to the outside and follows. Reigns and Rollins team up on Ryback, kicking away at him. Ryback spears Reigns into a ladder on the entranceway. Reigns mounts Ryback and hits him with repeated rights. Ambrose hits Ryback with a chair to the back out of nowhere. Rollins tips a ladder on Ryback’s back, and Ambrose blasts him repeatedly. Rollins grabs a chair and takes a couple of shots himself. Ambrose drags Ryback toward a table and Rollins looks up at a giant ladder. Rollins begins climbing a huge ladder while Ambrose and Reigns walk toward the ring. Ryback comes to and Rollins is trapped on the ladder. Rollins does climb away, however, Ryback chases after him. Ryback catches him and pulls him off, sending him through a set of tables stacked on top of each other.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Ambrose and Reigns double team Bryan. They send him through a table with a double-powerbomb off the top rope. Reigns pins Bryan. The Shield wins.
Winners: The Shield
WWE Divas Title: Eve Torres (c) vs. Naomi
Eve mocks Naomi’s way of dancing early on. Eve backs Naomi into the corner and hits her with a couple of forearms. Naomi ducks a clothesline and hits Eve with a couple of strikes of her own. Naomi catches Eve with a big leg drop and a butt bump that sends Eve to the outside. Naomi makes her way to the apron, then back in, hitting a dropkick through the ropes that sends Eve crashing into the barricade. Naomi busts out a couple of dance moves and hits Eve with a forearm on her way back into the ring. Eve slams Naomi’s arm down on the mat before locking in a keylock hold. Naomi fights out of the hold and hits a hurricanrana. Naomi hits Eve with another butt bump in the corner. She heads to the top and tries for a cross body, but Eve moves and Naomi crashes to the mat. Eve hits a big neckbreaker on Noami to pin her for the 1-2-3 to retain her Divas Championship.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Eve Torres
Backstage: Matt Striker Interviews Big Show
After a video package, Matt Striker is backstage with Big Show. Show claims the smartest thing Sheamus could have done was violate the no touch clause on Smackdown. He’s knocked Sheamus out with his bare hands, think what he can do with a chair. Show says Sheamus’ Irish eyes will be swollen shut then, not smiling.
World Heavyweight Title Chairs Match: Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus
Sheamus attacks Big Show as soon as the bell sounds to kick this one off. Show shoves Sheamus away, but Sheamus is right back on hit, hitting him with a low dropkick and hitting him with clubbing blows to the chest before taking him down with a chop block. Sheamus hits Show with a series of knees to the chest before Show swats Sheamus to the outside. Sheamus reaches under the ring and grabs a chair, but heading back in, Show swats the chair to the outside. Show heads out and walks around the ring. Sheamus follows him out and grabs a chair, only to run into a big boot from Show for his trouble. Show looks under the ring, but Sheamus is up and on the ring apron, charging and leaping off with a giant shoulder block to Show. Show comes back with a head butt, sending Sheamus back into the ring. Show heads in and goes into the corner, but walks into double boots. Show comes right back with a giant clothesline to lay Sheamus out. Show hits Sheamus with a head butt before walking over the challenger. Show heads to the outside, but he’s caught with a baseball slide from Sheamus. Sheamus hits Show with a running knee before going under the ring for a chair.
Show runs from Sheamus and heads back into the ring where he gets a chair to the gut. Sheamus ends up beating up Show with the chair a bit before hoisting the big giant up and slamming him to the mat for a nearfall. Sheamus heads to the top with a chair in hand, leaping off with a giant chair assisted shoulder block to Show. Sheamus heads back to the apron and to the top again, chair still in hand. Sheamus goes off the top, and runs right into a big spear from Show, with the chair crumpling in between both men. Sheamus falls to the outside and Show heads out after him, hitting him with a giant chair shot, then another. Show lays Sheamus across the ring steps and hits him with a big chop to the chest. Show brings things back into the ring and kicks Sheamus away from a chair. He goads Sheamus to get up, hitting him with a shot to the back. Sheamus tries to fight back, but Show knees him in the face. Show chokes Sheamus against the middle rope before hitting a big head butt. Show runs in with a big kick, but Sheamus moves and Show ends up hung up on the top rope. Show and Sheamus trade right hands on their knees, fighting up to their feet. Sheamus backs Show into the corner and buries his shoulder in Show’s midsection before hitting him with a big running knee. Sheamus ducks a punch, but runs right into a chokeslam that puts him down for a two count. Show heads to the outside and goes under the ring, grabbing another chair, and a second, tossing them both in the ring. Show goes around the ring and grabs a third, and fourth chair. Show finally heads back into the ring and kicks Sheamus away from the chairs before grabbing one and blasting the challenger across his back. Show lays a chair across Sheamus’ chest, heads up to the top rope and hits a giant Vader bomb for a two count.
Show sets up a chair in the middle of the ring, then sets up another facing the first. Show grabs Sheamus around the throat and tries for a chokeslam, but Sheamus picks up Show and hits him with white noise instead through the chairs, pinning the champ for a two count. Sheamus sets up for the Brogue Kick. As he attempts to hit him with it, Show avoids it and lands the big knockout punch. Show tries to pin Sheamus off that spot, but Sheamus somehow manages to kick out at two. Show rolls out to the floor and reaches under the ring. He pulls out a giant chair. A ridiculous-sized chair quite honestly. Show blasts Sheamus with the giant chair and pins him for the 1-2-3. Show retains.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Big Show
Backstage: John Cena & AJ
John Cena is shown backstage. AJ walks up to him wearing Cena-gear. Cena asks her if she got that from the men’s locker room. AJ says she didn’t. AJ apologizes for everything that went down last week. AJ says she wants to thank Cena. Cena says don’t thank me yet, thank me at the end of the night when I take Ziggler’s Money in the Bank briefcase. AJ says she can’t wait.
3MB vs. Alberto Del Rio, The Miz & Brooklyn Brawler
3MB comes out to the ring together. Next out is Ricardo Rodriguez, who introduces Alberto Del Rio. Out next is The Miz. Miz has a mic. He introduces their partner: The Brooklyn Brawler. (Cheap pop since they’re in Brooklyn, obviously). Slater and Del Rio start the match off. Del Rio takes Slater into the corner, hammering away with kicks before charging in and blasting Slater with a kick to the arm. Brawler tags in a clamps on a headlock, then hits Slater with a shoulder block. Brawler takes out Mahal and McIntyre, but he’s wiped out by a dropkick from Slater.
McIntyre tags in and unloads with a series of rights to Brawler. McIntyre goes for the pin, but only get two. Slater tags back into the ring and takes Brawler down to the mat, but misses a fist drop from the second rope. Brawler makes the tag to Miz who comes in with a couple of clotheslines to Mahal before hitting him with a series of rights in the corner, followed by his typical clothesline. Del Rio ends up taking out McIntyre with a suicide dive. Rodriguez pulls Slater out of the ring. Miz hits Mahal with the Skull Crushing Finale and tags Brooklyn Brawler in. Brawler locks in the Brooklyn Crab and Mahal gives up.
Winners: The Miz, Alberto Del Rio & Brooklyn Brawler
Money In The Bank Briefcase Ladder Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena
Dolph Ziggler comes out first to a pretty big babyface reaction from the crowd. John Cena is out next to his usual mixed-bag gutteral reaction. The bell sounds and our TLC PPV main event is officially underway. Cena and Ziggler lock up. Ziggler works into a head lock, and catches himself in the ropes when Cena pushes him off. Another lock up and Cena goes into another head lock. Ziggler pushes him off and tries for a hip toss, but has it reversed. Cena trades holds with Ziggler, taking him over with a fisherman’s suplex, then hitting him with a monkey flip out of the corner. Cena tosses Ziggler to the outside and bows to the crowd to show that he can wrestle a bit. Cena heads to the outside and walks right into a chair to the gut from Ziggler. Ziggler takes Cena back into the ring and brings the chair with him. Ziggler wedges the chair in between the ropes in the corner, then walks into a flap jack from Cena. Cena heads to the outside and grabs a ladder, bringing it up to the ring apron, and getting it dropkicked into his face by Ziggler.
Ziggler brings the ladder back into the ring, and Cena follows, stopping Ziggler and hitting him face first with the ladder. Cena and Ziggler fight to the outside with Cena tossing Ziggler over the announcer’s table. Cena takes apart the ring steps. He grabs the top half and runs straight into Ziggler with them, head-first. Cena grabs a table from under the ring and sets it up in the middle of the ring. Cena heads to the apron and ends up hung up on the top rope by Ziggler. Ziggler rolls back into the ring and sets up the ladder under the briefcase. Ziggler begins climbing the ladder but Cena stops him with a clubbing blow to the back. Cena and Ziggler trade right hands back and forth. Ziggler ducks a punch-attempt by Cena and slaps on a sleeper-hold. Cena begins to fade, but ends up re-energizing and climbing the ladder while Ziggler is still on his back holding onto the sleeper-hold. Cena again starts fading and falls off the ladder with Ziggler still on his back.
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Both guys go crashing through the table Cena had set up previously. Ziggler crawls to the ladder. Ziggler sets the ladder up again under the briefcase. Dolph begins climbing up the ladder, but Cena closes the ladder and picks it up, with Ziggler on it, on his back. Cena teases an AA to the outside, but Ziggler fights off the ladder. Cena hits a couple of shoulder blocks and the belly to back suplex, but Ziggler comes back with a rocker dropper to put Cena down to the mat.
Ziggler rolls to the outside and heads under the ring. Ziggler grabs new ladder, bringing it into the ring, but Cena stops Ziggler and clamps on the STF. Ziggler grabs the ropes, but it doesn’t matter. Next, Ziggler tries tapping. However, that doesn’t matter either. Ziggler eventually fades, so Cena breaks the hold. Cena grabs the ladder and waits for Ziggler to stand on the ring apron. Ziggler hits a shoulder to Cena’s stomach, causing him to drop the ladder to the outside. Ziggler jumps onto Cena’s shoulder, but falls off and hits a neckbreaker. Ziggler goes to the outside and under the ring to grab another table. Ziggler brings it back into the ring and sets it up in the corner. Ziggler turns around into a belly to back suplex, and five knuckle shuffle from Cena. Cena attempts hitting Ziggler with the Attitude Adjustment, but Ziggler avoids it and hits a big-assed DDT of his own on Cena. Ziggler goes up the entrance aisle to grab the monsterous super-ladder. He brings that ladder into the ring and sets it up under the briefcase. Ziggler begins to climb. Ziggler gets his hands on the briefcase, but Cena is up on the other side and he stops Ziggler with a punch to the stomach. Ziggler and Cena trade rights on the top of the ladder and Cena sends Ziggler crashing to the mat with a series of head butts. Cena stands at the top of the ladder, but Ziggler is up out of nowhere behind Cena.
Ziggler hits Cena with a couple of clubbing blows and he fights Cena down to the mat. A few moments later, Cena hits Ziggler with a flying head scisors through a table set up in the corner. Cena reaches for the ladder and gets his hands on it, but he turns around into a dropkick from Ziggler that causes him to drop it to the outside. Ziggler stands and pulls chunks of the broken table aside. He tries to toss Cena into the chair wedged in the corner, but Cena blocks it and fights Ziggler across the ring, seating him on the top rope. Ziggler fights Cena off, sending him crashing down to the mat. Ziggler heads to the top and hits a cross body, but Cena rolls through and catches Ziggler, trying for the AA. Ziggler gets a hold of the chair in the corner and nails Cena with it repeatedly. Ziggler clears most of the crap out of the ring and then misses a superkick attempt on Cena. Cena hits Ziggler with the AA which knocks Ziggler out to the floor. Vickie Guerrero is out and she’s got a chair in hand. She teases hitting Cena, but AJ runs out. AJ ducks a chair shot from Vickie and hits her with a shoulder block, then a sloppy belly to back suplex. AJ hits the ropes and does the five knuckle shuffle. Cena grabs the ladder and sets it up under the briefcase. AJ skips around the ladder and pushes Cena off of it. The crowd popped huge for that spot. AJ looks pissed as she stares at Cena. Then she stares at Ziggler and smiles as she leaves. Ziggler sets the ladder up and climbs it. He pulls down the briefcase and wins.
Winner and STILL Mr. Money In The Bank: Dolph Ziggler
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