Later tonight, we will get an offical word on CM PUNK’S injury.
Your announcers are Michael Cole and Mr. Awesome himself, THE MIZ.
They are both in the ring talking about the career of Antonio Cesaro, who has been the US champ since Summerslam, where he beat Santino Marella for the belt. Cesaro comes out and complains about his entrance video and blames Americans for it, and talks about how he doesn’t like American customs. The Miz interupts him and says if you don’t like the way we do things around here, then leave. This sounds like a possible match between the 2. They recap on who won the right to face Cesaro for the title, THE GREAT KHALI. Now Matt Striker procedes to interview Khali on the upcoming match. Hornswoggle comes out to wish Khali good luck and so does Natalya! The Trio start chanting USA.
The Great Khali vs. Antonio Cesaro for the US TITLE
Back from the break, and the match already started. Cesaro tries to get in a few shots, but no luck. Khali with full offense, knocks Cesaro out of the ring a couple of times and after the 2nd time, Hornswoggle does a butt splash on a prone Cesaro. Cesaro tries to go after the little guy but Natalya stops him, while Khali grabs Cesaro by the head and brings him back into the ring for some more offense. Cesaro tries to high tail it out of the ring by the announce table. Khali goes after him and Cesaro gets a cheap shot to the left hamstring, goes for a pin but only a 2 count. Cesaro continues going after the leg, for a few more minutes, then tries another pin but only a 2 count. Khali retains offense with a chest chop (which any of his and Big Show’s chops could be heard from the rafters), then an elbow to the head, going into a commercial break.
Back to action, Khali still has offense for 5 chops, then tries the Khali Chop which Cesaro ducks it and hits his uppercut which barely affects the big man. Cesaro goes for another uppercut, this time getting a jumping uppercut off the ropes, and knocks Khali down. Cesaro goes for The Neutralizer, which he actually hits it, and goes for the pin, for the win.
Winner and still United States champion: Antonio Cesaro
Matt Striker is in the ring and attemps to interview the champ, but the Miz and Cesaro have more words, and I think there could be a US TITLE match next week on Main event.
Now a Raw recap, where we see on champions choice night, Cesaro defends his title against none other than Sgt. Slaughter. Then Kofi throws a challenge for the IC belt against Wade Barrett which Barrett wins.
Now we hear an offical word from CM PUNK’S doctor – Dr. Sampson, touting, saying that CM punk is cleard to wrestle on 1/7/13.
Back to the ring where we see Kofi Kingston on commentary.
Here comes our IC champWade Barrett issuing an Open Gauntlet match challengebut not for the title to prove he is very confident.
Raw Rebound: New years eve toast with Dolph Ziggler, AJ, and Big E langston (being the bouncer). Well, let’s just say by the end of the night the 3 smelled like crap!
WWE BEST of 2012 is out on DVD!
Back to action, Barrett waiting for challengers in the ring. Here comes the first challenger, Yoshi Tatsu. He tries for a few jumping karate kicks but Barrett backs away, and just does a Big Show style punch to knock Tatsu out for the win. Next comes out JTG, a bit longer match. JTG tries to get offense, then Barrett finishes him off with the Bull Hammer Elbow for the win. Next oppenent, Justin Gabriel gets in the ring with full offense as we go to another commercial break. Wade Barrett knocks Gabriel out of the ring. He brings Gabriel back in the ring for a few power moves, and goes for a cover for a 2 count. Justin Gabriel is giving Wade barrett a good fight. They are going back and forth. Gabriel with a crossbody off the ropes for a 2 count. Barrett hangs Gabriel out to dry over the top rope. Gabriel stands up just to get knocked back down with the Bull Hammer Elbow allowing Barrett to get the pin. Here comes Kofi’s music. He stands up from ringside and gets in the ring. Kofi with full offense in the ring against Barrett. Kofi with the boom drop, and then the trouble in paradise for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
It has been announced that Friday night on Smackdown it will be Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston for the IC Title!
Next week Main Event match Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler.
Well, that’s it for this edition of WWE MAIN EVENT.