Sunday, 18 December 2011 17:01
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DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. ZACK RYDER FOR THE U.S. TITLE
Ryder won the title with the Rough Ryder after Ziggler charged into a corner and was met with double knees. Very good opener and the match had great heat The crowd was really into the idea of Ryder winning and it wasn't presented as a fluke iether. There were actually some people jumping for joy when Ryder won the title. They showed Ryder's father all happy at himwinning.
Backstage Booker T was talking to Alicia Fox and Cody Rhodes jumped him and put the boots to him until it was broken up.
KOFI KINGSTON & EVAN BOURNE VS. EPICO & PRIMO FOR THE TAG TITLES
It's pretty clear they are positioning Rosa Mendes as the star of the Primo & Epico team. Typical tag team psychology but better than usual tag match. The finish saw Bourne use a plancha off the top rope to the floor on on Epico and Kingston used the Trouble in Paradise on Primo for the pin. Two for two in good matches.
They are teasing that Rhodes vs. Booker T is off because Booker is injured, but the way it was presented, I doubt that's the case.
Teddy Long and Hornswoggle are backstage. Hornswoggle is tired of being treated like a child, said he's got a beard, his testes have dropped. Long was dressd as Santa and Hornswoggle said Santa isn't black. Long gave Hornswoggle a present. Rosetta Stone ebonics. Like nobody laughed. Hornswoggle pulled Santa's beard and then kicked him in the shins. This was one of those deals where Lawler and Cole were doing the fake laugh when nobody else was.
RANDY ORTON VS. WADE BARRETT IN A TABLES MATCH
Another good match. The finish saw Orton try for an RKO and get shoved off. Barrett then put Orton on the table and Barrett came off the top rope. Orton jumped of the table like he was playing possum and as Barrett came off Orton used an RKO and Barrett went through the table for the loss. They'd have had a better match without the table but we're three-for-three so far.T
The Bella sisters were on Teddy Long's lap arguing over who was the good sister. Long said they've both been bad. He's got presents for both of them. It's his phone number in case they want to play reindeer games.
Jack Swagger then showed up and wanted Mark Henry punished for hitting him with a chair. Long said you're the one who ticked Mark Henry off. Long asked Swagger to sit on his lap and talk it out. Swagger thought that was a dumb idea as he's 6-6 and 265 pounds. Sheamus showed up and Swagger called him a goof. Sheamus was telling an Irish story about his cousin doing somersaults downhill, hit a tree and his head went up his ass. They were staring each other down. Long then announced Swagger vs. Sheamus for later in the show.
BETH PHOENIX VS. KELLY KELLY FOR THE DIVAS TITLE
The streak of good matches ended. Not much to this. Phoenix blocked a huracanrana and turned it into a flapjack for the pin.
Alberto Del Rio was mad at Ricardo Rodriguez for not having his car ready and told him to get him some food. The Miz confronted Del Rio. Miz said when the bell rings the alliance is over. Del Rio said not to insult his intelligence and there was no alliance in the first place as he was just using him. Miz said Del Rio's title reign was as uneventful as the Ravens Super Bowl run. Miz said he beat Cena at Mania and you lost to Edge when his neck was hanging on by a thread. Del Rio called him a stupid little boy who came from a reality TV show, you couldn't hurt anyone, you couldn't even take Ricardo. Miz then pushed the plate of food in Ricardo's face and Del Rio threw down Ricardo.
Booker T was coming to the ring and Rhodes jumped him and threw him into the barricades. The doctor said they have to take Booker to the back and examine him.
HHH VS. KEVIN NASH IN A LADDER MATCH
Long match, really way too long. Nash's knees were shot and HHH workd over them for a while. Crowd was dead until the finish . It was a well laid out match but they just weren't convincing at all in doing it. The finish saw both men climbing the ladder (there was only one ladder climb spot in the match) and HHH grabbed the sledge hammer and hit Nash twice and Nash took the bump off the ladder through a table. HHH pulled down the sledge hammer and hit Nash in the knees, back and shoulder. He then threw the sledge hammer away and went for a pedigree. Nash dropped way early. This was one of the worst exposes. HHH then had to try again, which Nash was really careful of how he took it. HHH then hit him with a sledge hammer and pinned him. Nash went out on a stretcher so it was pretty clear this was a one-and-done porgram.
C.M. Punk promo making fun of Miz's pathetic faces and voice and trying to act tough, ripped on Del Rio, then ripped on John Laurinaitis and said he hasn't gotten his Slammy. Laurinaitis told him he mailed him his Slammy but with the holiday mail it may not come that quickly. Laurinaitis made fun of how he was taller than Punk. Laurinaitis wished him good luck, Punk said luck was for losers and Laurinaitis was texting.
SHEAMUS VS. JACK SWAGGER
Sheamus won with the Brogue kick in a short match after Swagger missed tackle to the left knee. Match was decent but nobody wanted to see it and it got pretty much no reaction. This felt like a filler.
Big Show promo. Show said he would end his nine year drought as world champion.
MARK HENRY VS. BIG SHOW FOR WORLD TITLE IN A CHAIRS MATCH
They traded chairs to the back. I think Henry is hurt legit becuase they did very little here, Henry stalled for two minutes, and then did a short match ending when Show got the pin after a knockout punch. After the match Henry DDT'd Show on the chair. Daniel Bryan ran in to cash it in and won the title in 8 seconds.
Bryan got in Michael Cole's face and rubbed it in. People popped for the underdog title change. Match itself was pretty bad. This show has really gone downhill after the third match.
CODY RHODES VS. BOOKER T FOR IC TITLE
Rhodes won the match after two of his beautiful disaster kicks off the ropes. Match was short, but it was fine. Booker did the spinaroonie to a big pop but then got up selling the earlier beatings like he was dizzy, and missed an ax kick and a bicycle kick before Rhodes came off the ropes with his own kick.
C.M. PUNK VS. THE MIZ VS. ALBERTO DEL RIO FOR THE WWE TITLE IN A TLC MATCH
Excellent main event. Punk retained the title pulling the belt down. The finish saw Punk handcuffed to the corner buckle by Miz. Miz and Del Rio were both climbing and Miz was about to win when Punk undid the turnbuckle and tore the ring down and he freed himself and climbed up. Miz kicked Del Rio in the head and Del Rio took a bump off the top of the ladder to the mat. Punk and Miz traded climbing and being pulled down. Punk then gave Miz the GTS and climbed up to win. They didn't do as many big ladder spots as usual, but it was a long match with all action. The two biggest ladder bumps were Ricardo Rodriguez climbing to the top and having the ladder tipped over and he flew off the ladder over the top and went through a table on the floor. Del Rio at one point was on the top when Punk and Miz both tipped over the ladder and Del Rio crotched himself on the top. The handcuffs were introduced early in the match when Punk was handcuffed by Rodriguez to a ladder. The ladder ended up breaking and Punk got free but was handcuffed the rest of the match.