We begin with Randy Orton sitting on a chair in the middle of the ring. Randy tells everyone that his name is Randy Orton and he knows that a lot is going on in the WWE. There is no WWE Champion. Vince McMahon has lost his power. Triple H has taken over. The one thing that is not going anywhere is this show until Orton deals with some unfinished business with Christian.
We see photos from Sunday night showing Christian spitting in Orton’s face and Orton’s low kick that cost him the title followed by a photo of one of the RKOs on the announce table.
Christian comes out and he proudly holds the World Heavyweight Title belt. Christian apologizes because he wasn’t sure about the unfinished business.
Orton says that as long as Christian is breathing, it means that there is unfinished business.
Christian says that Orton is being really professional and then he suggests that Orton’s unfinished business is with himself. Then Christian asks Orton about the voices in his head. He says that maybe Orton’s inability to control his anger is the reason why Orton doesn’t have the title.
Orton blames Christian for standing behind his team of lawyers while hiding from Orton.
Christian wonders why Orton has to attack Christian for using his superior intellect and assets. Each of them knew the rules of the match and Orton decided to break the rules.
Orton reminds Christian that he spit in his face.
Christian says that he did not mean to do that but it was the heat of the match. Christian says that he never should have lost the title in the first place so he suggests that they call it justice. Christian talks about how he had to deal with the incompetence of Teddy Long, the referees, and unseen forces that protect Orton. Despite all that, he is back on top and he is a two time World Heavyweight Champion. He tells Orton that he could come out and throw himself a big celebration but he does not want to. Christian says that he is not going to talk to these losers. They are the same people who turned their back to him and supported Orton.
Orton interrupts and says that these are the same people who are going to see him beat Christian because he wants his rematch tonight.
Christian tells Orton that he won’t get his rematch tonight because they don’t just grow on trees. He tells Orton that nobody likes a whiner. He tells Orton to get to the back of the line and then Christian says that he is going to talk to his lawyers.
Orton tells Christian that he doesn’t have to talk to his lawyers because they are going to settle it now.
Orton makes his way up the ramp but Teddy Long’s music plays and referees stop Orton.
Teddy says that he is not going to lose control of the situation before the show starts. He tells Orton that he will get his rematch, but he already signed for a match with Kane tonight. He wants Orton to walk away as the bigger man. Orton looks for the inner viper while Teddy talks to him and Orton walks towards the back, but he makes a bee line for Christian and he takes him down. Orton and Christian are separated by security and Christian yells at Teddy.
Teddy tells Christian to stop yelling at him. He tells Christian to go to the ring because if Orton can face Kane in a street fight tonight, Christian can face the Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson.
Christian continues to argue with Teddy while the announcers discuss the situation.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Christian versus Ezekiel Jackson in a Champion versus Champion Non Title Match
They lock up and Jackson sends Christian to the mat and Christian goes to the floor. He makes his way back into the ring and Christian with a waist lock but Jackson backs Christian into the corner. Jackson with a standing switch and a waist lock take down. Jackson with a forearm to the kidneys followed by a forearm across the chest. Christian with a punch to Jackson but Jackson presses Christian over his head before slamming him and getting a near fall. Christian grabs the rope to stop Jackson and then he kicks and punches Jackson.
Jackson prevents Christian from Irish whipping him and then Jackson back body drops Christian to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian misses a baseball slide when Jackson moves out of the way and Jackson sends Christian into the announce table and apron. Christian with a drop toe hold into the ring steps and they return to the ring. Christian goes up top and hits a back elbow but he can only get a near fall. Christian punches Jackson and he chokes Jackson in the ropes and then he stands on Jackson’s back. Christian sling shots to the floor and he connects with an uppercut.
Jackson with punches to the midsection but Christian with a punch of his own. Jackson with a big boot but he misses an elbow drop. Christian with a kick and punch to Jackson. Jackson with a knee and forearms but Christian with a drop kick to the knee and he gets a near fall. Jackson gets to his feet and he hits a Samoan drop and both men are down.
Jackson with clotheslines followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Christian kicks Jackson in the head and then Christian tries for a move off the turnbuckles but Jackson with a body block. Christian tries for the killswitch but Jackson powers out of the hold. Jackson with a clothesline for a near fall. Jackson with two slams as he sets for the torture rack but Christian escapes the third one and he clips Jackson. Jackson avoids the killswitch again and Jackson escapes but Christian with a sleeper. Jackson runs Christian back first into the turnbuckles but Christian sends Jackson shoulder first into the turnbuckles and then he hits the killswitch for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole is in the ring. He brings out the man who won the Smackdown Money in the Bank Match (and bane of his existence in Season One of NXT) Daniel Bryan.
Bryan comes to the ring with the magical blue briefcase and a mic. Cole wants to cut to the chase and he says that the win on Sunday was a fluke. Bryan tells Cole that he has buried him from the moment he set foot in the company and Cole’s opinion means absolutely nothing to him. Cole says that Daniel walks around the back like a goody two shoes but when push comes to shove, when the champion is laid out and vulnerable in the ring, Bryan is going to take the easy way out and cash in the contract and try to become the World Champion. Cole says that Bryan will never deserve to be World Champion.
Bryan focuses on the word deserve. He says that Cole did not deserve to be in one of the marquee matches at Wrestlemania. The only thing that Cole deserved was to be booed out of the building by 70,000 people. Bryan says that nobody deserves anything. They have to earn it and that is what he has done for twelve years around the world. He has a suffered a detached retina and can barely see out of his left eye. He has been kicked in the head so many times he cannot hear out of his left ear. He mentions that his mother begged him to quit because of the injuries he has suffered. Bryan says that he has never complained because his dream was to be a WWE Champion.
On Sunday, he scratched, crawled, and climbed over seven other men to get the briefcase. He says that no matter how many times Michael Cole calls him a nerd, he earned it. Bryan says that if he is going to be World Champion, he does not want it to be a fluke. The winner of the briefcase can cash it in at any time and any place. He is going to be the first Money in the Bank winner to say exactly the time and place it is going to happen. He says that it will happen on April 1, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Daniel says that he thinks the fans can connect the dots. Bryan says that he is going to live his dream. He is going to cash it in at the main event of Wrestlemania 28.
Heath Slater comes out and he says that only Daniel Bryan would chose the grandest stage of them all to achieve his greatest failure when he becomes the first man to cash in the Money in the Bank contract and lose. He says it is because Bryan is a loser. He says that Bryan was a loser on NXT season one. He was a loser in Nexus and that is why he was kicked out. He says that Bryan will be a loser tonight courtesy of the One Man Rock Band.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan versus Heath Slater
They lock up and Slater with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Bryan with a drop kick and Bryan tries for the LeBell Lock but Slater gets to the ropes and to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan with an arm drag into an arm bar. Slater punches Bryan and gets a near fall but Bryan is able to get his shoulders up and then he bridges and hits a monkey flip but he charges into the corner and Slater sends him into the turnbuckles and then Slater with a neck breaker for a near fall. Slater with kicks to Bryan followed by a punch and a snap mare. Slater with a reverse chin lock followed by a back elbow. Slater kicks Bryan in the corner and he chokes him. Slater punches Bryan and the referee warns Slater. Slater with a hard Irish whip.
Slater with a boot to the back. Bryan with punches but Slater returns with punches of his own. Slater drives Bryan’s head into his knee and Slater gets a near fall. Slater with a reverse chin lock. Slater punches Bryan followed by an Irish whip but Bryan flips over Slater and then hits a flying forearm and both men are down.
Slater with a kick to Bryan but Bryan sends Slater over the top rope to the floor with a back body drop. Bryan goes to the apron and he hits a flying knee that sends Slater into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Bryan goes up top for a missile drop kick and gets a near fall. Bryan gets ready for the LeBell Lock but Slater avoids it and Slater hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Slater sets for an inverted suplex but Bryan with a knee to the head and Bryan with an inside cradle. Slater with one of his own. Bryan gets another near fall on Slater. Bryan with a kick to Slater and then he puts Slater in the guillotine choke and he ads a body scissors and Slater taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Cole says that he will vomit if Bryan successfully cashes in his briefcase.
The announcers talk about Mark Henry and Big Show from Money in the Bank and we see highlights.
Matt Striker is in the interview area with Mark Henry and he asks when the path of destruction is going to end. Mark says it is never going to end. When he did what he did to the Big Show, he felt a perverted pleasure. He felt power, strength, and invincibility. If he sounds like he is talking about himself, he is.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to look back at what happened at the end of Raw on Monday night.
They talk about how Vince looked at the end when he was relieved of his day to day duties.
We are back with a WWE Rewind: Wade Barrett attacking Sheamus after Sheamus’ match with Sin Cara last week.
Match Number Three: Sheamus versus Wade Barrett
They lock up and Sheamus with a knee and forearm followed by kicks and punches. Sheamus tries to send Barrett into the corner and he blocks it. Barrett with kicks to Sheamus but Sheamus with a punch to the midsection. Sheamus with knees to Barrett while the referee warns both men. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Barrett with an elbow and punches to Sheamus.
Barrett with a back heel kick followed by a kick to the head and he gets a near fall. Barrett puts Sheamus in the ropes and he punches and chokes him. Barrett with knees to Sheamus and the referee continues to warn him. Barrett with a running boot that knocks Sheamus down. Barrett gets a near fall. Sheamus kicks Barrett in the knee and head but Barrett with a boot to the midsection and then he tries for the pump handle slam but Sheamus gets out of the hold and Sheamus with the uranage back breaker for a near fall.
Sheamus has Wade in the ropes and Sheamus with a forearm across the chest. Sheamus with another forearm across the chest and the referee warns Sheamus. Sheamus with a series of forearms with Barrett in the ropes and then Sheamus with a running knee lift from the apron and Sheamus gets a near fall.
Barrett rolls to the floor and Sheamus goes out after him and he takes Barrett down with a double leg take down and he punches Barrett. Barrett gets on top and he punches Sheamus. Barrett sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier as the referee continues his count and he gets to ten and calls for the bell while Sheamus and Barrett send each other’s heads into the announce table.
Double Count Out
While the referee explains his ruling to Sheamus, Barrett sends Sheamus head first into the ring post. Barrett sends Sheamus back into the ring and Barrett picks up Sheamus for Wasteland but Sheamus gets back to his feet and Sheamus with a Brogue kick.
Kane is in the back and he says for fourteen years he has unleashed his brand of misery, pain, and suffering on the WWE Universe. Men who knew no fear trembled at the sound of his name. He has haunted the dreams of everyone who has faced him. Kane says that he is now the haunted. He is haunted by his humanity. He feels less like a monster and more like a human. Kane says that he will purge his compassion tonight. He will exorcise his humanity forever. Randy Orton will be the vehicle where he will unleash the monster within. The WWE Universe will remember once more why he is the Devil’s Favorite Demon. Kane laughs as we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Randy Orton versus Kane in a Street Fight
Kane starts off with punches to Orton followed by knees in the corner. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into a corner. Kane with another Irish whip but he runs into a boot and then Orton with a Thesz Press and punches to Kane. Kane grabs Orton by the throat but Orton punches out of the hold. Orton tries for an RKO but Kane stays on his feet. Orton holds the back of his head and then Kane clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor.
Kane sends Orton into the ringside barrier and then he punches Orton. Kane with a head butt and Orton is staggered. Orton with a kick and forearm followed by a punch. Orton with a European uppercut as they continue to fight on the ramp. Kane with a punch and the return to the ring. Orton sends Kane’s head into the apron and then Orton gets a kendo stick and he hits Kane in the ribs and back. Then he goes to the legs to weaken Kane. Orton pulls Kane to the apron and he sets for the IEDDT but Kane gets back into the ring and he back body drops Orton to the floor.
Kane returns to the floor and he sends Orton into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kane punches Orton as the action has returned to the ring. Kane with a snap mare and drop kick to Orton for a near fall. Orton punches Kane followed by a kick. Orton with an elbow to Kane and then he drops down and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor. Orton tries for a double sledge off the apron but Kane with an uppercut. Kane rearranges the announce table for something as Orton struggles to get to his feet. Kane grabs Orton by the throat and Kane gets ready for a choke slam through the table but Orton fights it off. Orton jumps to the announce table to avoid the choke slam and then Orton punches Kane and then the table falls over and Orton gets back to his feet and he chuckles.
The referee checks on Orton and then Orton Irish whips Kane into the ring steps and Kane hits them with his knee. Orton moves the ring steps and then he punches Kane. Orton puts Kane’s leg on the step and then Orton stomps on the ankle. Orton picks up the steps and he drops it on Kane’s ankle. We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with a kick to Kane but Kane with a big boot but Kane falls to the mat after connecting due to the pain from what Orton did to him earlier. Kane goes up top but he cannot do the clothesline. Orton sends Kane shoulder first into the ring post. Orton hits the IEDDT on Kane and then he has that look in his eyes and he twists to the mat to get ready for the RKO. Orton tries for the RKO but Kane pushes him away and Kane with a side slam for a near fall.
Kane goes up top and he hits the clothesline. Kane signals for the choke slam as Orton struggles to get back to his feet but Orton with an RKO for a near fall. Orton is shocked that Kane kicked out and Orton shows some frustration. Orton backs up and he sets for the kick as the Booker Warning Alert goes off. Kane gets up and he grabs Orton and hits a choke slam but he can only get a two count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane now has a chair. Kane throws the chair into the ring before he enters. Kane hits Orton in the abdomen and back. Kane targets the upper back next as he systematically takes care of Orton. Kane signals that it is all over and he sets for a Tombstone piledriver onto the chair. Orton escapes and Kane tries for a choke slam on the chair but Orton escapes again and he hits an RKO onto the chair and he gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Kane offers his hand to Randy Orton and Orton shakes it. Orton leaves the ring as Kane remains in the ring but Mark Henry makes his way to the ring.
Kane punches Henry but Henry kicks Kane in the leg and then he hits a body block that sends Kane to the mat. Kane tries to kick Henry away as he tries to get out of the ring. Henry drives Kane’s knee into the mat. Henry wants Kane to get up because he isn’t going to show Kane any respect. Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam and then Henry with a splash. Henry grabs a chair as the announcers scatter and leave the table. Henry returns to the ring and he puts it on Kane’s ankle, just like he did to Big Show on Sunday. Henry goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a Vader Bomb onto the ankle.
Henry leaves the ring and the medical staff checks on Kane. We go to credits.