The announcers for this evening are Michael Cole and Mr. Awesome himself, THE MIZ.
We start off with a recap of Royal Rumble history with and a lot of number stats!
Now an interview from Matt Striker to Ryback. Ryback says the Royal Rumble is his for the taking and says that Antonio Cesaro, the Swiss Miss, is going to look like Swiss Cheese. Ryback can be funny too!
United States ChampionAntonio Cesaro vs. Ryback
Takes a shot at Miz at commentary. The Miz vs Cesaro for the US TITLE in the preshow before the PPV. Says Ryback acts like a caveman by yelling Feed me More! He says if you want something you got to be nice and ask politely. Cesaro wants to give the WWE Universe a lesson in politeness until Ryback’s music interupts him! We go to commercial break before the match starts. Back to action as we start the match. Ryback with full control. Cesaro with body shots to Ryback in the corner, but Ryback fights out and does some body punches against Cesaro. Cesaro knocks him down with a clothesline. Ryback irish whips Cesaro into the turnbuckle with force. Ryback with full control. Cesaro with a top rope take down and goes for a pin for a 2 count. We go to commercial break. Back from break and Cesaro with small control until Ryback comes back with full force. Ryback knocks Cesaro over the top rope with a clothesline. Cesaro tries to wave off the 10 count but MIZ will have nothing of it, and throws Cesaro back in the ring! An argument ensues and Ryback whips Cesaro to the other side of the ring, and a back body drop. Tries to belly flop onto Cesaro, but he moves and takes control by jumping on Ryback’s chest. Goes for a pin but only a 1 count. Cesaro with a knee to the face. Goes for another pin for a 2 count. Cesaro tries for a clothesline in the corner, but Ryback elbows him and takes control. Spinebuster on Cesaro. Ryback and the crowd start chanting FEED ME MORE! Here comes the meat hook clothesline to knock Cesaro down. Cesaro rolls out of the ring. Cesaro walks away from the ring and gets counted out.
Your winner by count out: RYBACK!
We go to a commercial break.
We come back for a RAW recap where the Shield attacks the Rock while he tries to tell Punk that the he will be the new WWE champion.
Now a Smackdown recap where Alberto Del Rio beat the Big show in a last man standing match to win the World Heavyweight Title 2 weeks ago.
Now an interview with Big Show. He tells everybody that they reek of weakness.
Now the USO’s come out with their polynesian dance which is awesome!
Time for a commercial break.
Back with the USO’s in the ring waiting for their opponents who are Team Rhodes Scholars. Cody says they are going to win the Tag Titles this sunday at the Royal Rumble.
Team Rhodes Scholars vs The Usos
We start out with Cody & Jimmy. How you can tell them apart is Jey has something written above his heart, and Jimmy has tattoos on the left shoulder. Jimmy takes advantage and puts Cody in the corner and messes with his mustache! Miz thinks Cody looks like a 13 year old with a mustache. Jimmy takes a strand of his hair and puts it above his lip to mock Cody. Cody tags in Sandow. Sandow with a head lock and Jimmy reverses it into a arm lock. Sandow gets loose, and jimmy tags Jey in for some action as they double team Sandow. Jey throws Sandow out of the ring. Sandow and Rhodes try to regroup. Sandow tags Cody in and Jey takes control. Jey tries for a move in the corner and cody kicks him away and knocks him down. Cody tries to split Jey’s legs in between the steel post, but some how he blocks it and pulls Cody towards the post and he hits his head. Jey throws Cody back in the ring and hits an upper cut on Cody. Jey tries for a back body drop but Cody lands on his feet. Cody tries to take offense, but Jey launches him into the ropes and Cody gets caught with a top rope neck breaker by Jimmy. Sandow brings Cody out of the ring to try and regroup again.
Now for a commercial break.
Back to action where Jimmy USO and Damian Sandow are in the ring. Sandow tries to knock Jey’s head on the top turnbuckle to no luck and Jimmy goes for a cover for a 2 count. Sandow tags in Cody. Jimmy knocks him down and goes for a pin for a 2 count. Cody tags Sandow in again, while Jimmy tags Jey. They double team Sandow. Jey goes for the pin for a 2 count. Jey irish whips Sandow from one corner to another and tries for a splash but Sandow moves out of the way and puts the boots to jey, while him and cody double team him. Sandow tags Cody in. Cody with a face slam and goes for a pin, only a 2 count cause Jey gets to the ropes. Cody tags Sandow back in and Sandow goes for a body scissors lock. Jey tries to fight out of it and succeeds but Sandow drags him to his corner and tags Cody back in for another double team.
Cody throws Jey into the corner but makes contact with Sandow and now he takes control by fighting out of the corner. Jey tries to make a tag, but cody does a drop toe hold on him. Cody makes another tag to Sandow, who does a side russian leg sweep. Now goes for the Elbow of Disdain. Sandow goes for a pin only for a 2 count. Sandow goes for another scissors body lock and releases. Sandow then goes for another tag. Cody goes for an abdominal stretch but Jey fights out of it by throwing Cody over his shoulder. Cody tries for a move but Jey throws him out of the ring through the middle ropes. Sandow tosses his partner back in the ring to avoid the count out. Jey makes the tag to his brother. Jimmy goes for a few take downs and a clothesline, and goes to knock Cody down too, kick to the gut, whips him to the ropes, and hits a samoan drop. Sandow rolls towards the turnbuckle while Jimmy gets ready to hit his one of his dad’s famous moves. Cody tries to get involved and Jimmy blocks it. Cody tries to knock Jey down but gets a right hand to get knocked down. Sandow tries to take advantage and tries for a clothesline. Jimmy ducks and goes for a school boy roll up for for a 2 count. Super kick to Sandow and tags Jey in for a flying Samoan move off the top turnbuckle. Cody pulls Jimmy out of the ring while Sandow gets up and causes Jey to fall, goes for the pin and the win.
Your winners by pinfall, Team Rhodes Scholars
Next week there is going to be a Intercontinental cup tournament to determine a #1 contender for Wade Barrett’s title.