The show opened with a recap package of Daniel Bryan standing up to The Authority and the attack he suffered at the end of Raw
First Match: Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
Kane established control early in the match and manhandled Bryan. Kane was greeted with a series of “You sold out!” chants. Bryan got in a hope spot when he pulled the rope and sent a charging Kane to the floor, but when Bryan attempted to follow with an attack, Kane caught him and threw him into the barricade and the ring apron.
Bryan caught Kane with a drop-toe hold into the second turnbuckle and began working Kane over with a series of kicks and punches. Bryan wrapped Kane’s leg around the steel post and dropkicked the knee. Bryan continued to work over Kane’s leg.Bryan began working his running dropkicks, but Kane caught Bryan with a big boot and took control of the matc as Main Event went to commercial break.
Back from the break, Kane continued to work over Bryan with a series of slams and rest holds. Bryan began making his comeback and dropkicked Kane to the floor. Bryan followed with a missile dropkick for a two count.Kane quickly regained the upper hand and nailed his flying clothesline. Kane called for the chokeslam but ate a roundhouse from Bryan. Bryan followed with a diving headbutt for another near fall.Kane answered with a running DDT for a near fall of his own. Kane grabbed Bryan for a chokeslam, but when he lifted him Bryan rolled through pinned Kane’s shoulders for the 1-2-3
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Josh Matthews interviewed Kane backstage. Matthews asked Kane for his thoughts on losing to Daniel Bryan. Kane says he is more mad about Bryan challenging the COO Triple H then losing the match.
Second Match: The Bella Twins vs. Aksana and Alicia Fox
Nikki went right to work targeting Fox’s arm. Aksana caused a distraction at ringside and Fox capitalized with a shot from behind. Fox took her turn on offense and hit a gorgeous northern lights suplex for a two count. Nikki began making her comeback and hit her torture rack breaker finisher for the pinfall victory.
Winner: The Bella Twins
We get promos for Legends House and Big Show’s return to SmackDown this week.
Third Match: WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Usos (c) vs. The New Age Outlaws
We go to the ring and out comes new WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. Renee Young interviews them in the ring and they’re excited about going to WrestleMania. The Outlaws are out next but they’re not dressed to wrestle. Road Dogg asks Billy Gunn to escort Renee out of the ring and they start ripping the crowd.
Gunn says The Usos are the luckiest boys alive. Road Dogg says he’s suffered an injury and he’s not 100%. When they are 100% and when they come back, they’re bringing the tag titles home. Brad Maddox comes out and says he checked with WWE doctors to confirm that Dogg is injured. When he’s able to perform, The Outlaws will get their rematch. Maddox brings out their new opponents for tonight – Los Matadores. Here they come with El Torito.
Fourth Match: WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Usos (c) vs. Los Matadores w/El Torito
The Outlaws are on commentary as we come back from a promo break. Back and forth to start the match. Jimmy goes at it with Diego and takes control. Diego stops Uso and does an “ole!” chant. Uso yells “uce!” and they both dance around. Jimmy catapults Diego into the corner. Jey tags back in and hits a big splash for a tw0 count.Diego gets sent to the floor and Jimmy leaps out onto him. Fernando leaps out onto them. Jey leaps out next and everyone is down on the floor. We go to another promo break.
Back from the break and Matadores are in control in the ring. Diego tags in for some double teaming and a two count. More double teaming and another two count by Matadores. Jey tags in Jimmy and he makes the comeback. He misses the splash in the corner and trades counters with Fernando. Fernando with a big DDT and a close two count. More back and forth. Jimmy with a Samoan Drop for a two count as Diego breaks it up. Diego does a handstand in the corner and Jimmy superkicks him. Fernando catches one also. Jimmy nails a Superfly splash for the win.
Winner: Still WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos
- After the match, The Usos leave with their titles while Los Matadores recover in the ring. Road Dogg limps away with Billy Gunn. Billy stops and pushes El Torito over. Torito leaps from the apron to Billy’s shoulders and takes him out with a hurricanrana. Gunn and Dogg try to catch Torito but can’t. Billy ends up in the ring with Matadores and they hit the finisher with Torito. Main Event goes off the air with Matadores and Torito celebrating.
Josh’s Grade for Main Event: 7.5/10
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