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Main Event: Cesaro gets a Ryback rematch
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Just a week ago, WWE United States Champion took on the monster known as Ryback. Unfortunately, The Miz prevented Cesaro's plan to retreat to the back and allowed Ryback to inflict some extra punishment before Cesaro rolled away to take a countout loss. This week, Ryback has another chance to feast on Cesaro. Can the WWE United States Champion find a way to pull an upset this week?

Show starts with a recap of the return of Brock Lesnar on Monday.

We are on tape from San Diego, Calif. Michael Cole sits behind the desk tonight.

His usual partner, The Miz, comes out to host an episode of Miz TV. Ryback is his guest for tonight. Ryback thanks Miz for having him, stating he is a big fan. Miz is shocked, reminding Ryback how he threw around his couches last time he was a guest. Ryback didn't know how comfortable the couches were. Miz appreciates the compliment and wants Ryback to "feed him more," but Ryback doesn't take well to the humor.

Miz begins to talk about their mutual hate for WWE United Sgates Champion Antonio Cesaro. Video package of last week's match rolls. Ryback says Cesaro ran like a coward last week, but he won't be so lucky this week.

Antonio Cesaro rushes out and says that Miz and Ryback are plotting against him, just like "typical Americans." Ryback warns Cesaro that he better run now if he wants to escape punishment.

(Commercials)

Match One: Antonio Cesaro vs. Ryback

Match begins with a lockup, but nothing doing. Cesaro again tries to tie-up, but Ryback rag dolls Cesaro into the corner. Ryback landing some heavy blows before he slams Cesaro to the mat on his face. Cesaro with a kidney punch and working some knees in a collar tie-up. Ryback picks up Cesaro and holds for a huge delayed suplex. Ryback with a clothesline that sends Cesaro outside.

Cesaro tells The Miz to stay away as he makes his way back to the ring. Ryback still using power to overwhelm Cesaro, landing a back bodydrop. Ryback laying his heavy hands on Cesaro. Thesz press from Ryback. Ryback bouncing Cesaro's head like a basketball.

Action once again moves outside. Ryback with a few strikes before he lands an Irish whip on Cesaro into the barricade. Ryback looks out to the crowd to get a bit of an adrenaline rush before bringing Cesaro back inside.

(Commercials)

We return with Cesaro trapped in a bear hug from Ryback. Cesaro in a lot of pain, but he elbows his way out. Cesaro in the corner and he matadors Ryback into the ring post. Ryback's shoulder cracks the steel and he falls outside. Cesaro follows and tosses Ryback into the steel steps. Ryback hurting here and the referee begins the count.

Ryback makes it in with one second to spare on the countout count. Cesaro now using a clinch to unleash the knees into the chest of Ryback. Cesaro up top and drives his knee into the sternum of Ryback for a nearfall. Cesaro with the jumping stomps to the massive chest of his opponent. Sleeper hold gets locked in. Cesaro swaying back and forth to gain a stronger choke. Cesaro with a huge front kick and goes off the ropes. Kick to the face from Cesaro yields nothing positive. Ryback is now angry and unleashes a huge spinebuster. Meathook Clothesline lands.

Cesaro again moves outside, but Ryback takes chases and knocks him down with a clothesline from behind. Ryback bouncing Cesaro's head off the steel grating on the ramp. Cesaro moves outside after he is tossed inside the ring, Cesaro begins to panic and clobbers The Miz with a huge boot. Cesaro moves to the crowd before Ryback can get him.

Winner by countout: Ryback

Cesaro on the top of the ramp and he seems proud of escaping the punishment. Miz and Ryback are not too pleased with any of this.

(Commercials)

Recap of Brodus Clay and Tensai's dance-off from Monday.

The Prime Time Players backstage and they begin to taunt Tensai. They are proud that "Victoria's Secret model" Tensai "let his freak flag fly" and Tensai begins to get angry. The team dances away to their "millions of dollars" tune. Brodus Clay tells Tensai not to sweat it, but Tensai doesn't find it all that funny as he walks away in disgust.

(Commercials)

Recap of Paul Heyman's job evaluation that lead Mr. McMahon into the path of a Brock Lesnar F-5.

Match Two: Titus O'Neil vs. Tensai

O'Neil smirking at Tensai. Tensai stares down Young before he locks up. Stalemate leads to another lockup. O'Neil slips out after a palm strike to the shoulder. Tensai isn't pleased and works his opponent into the corner. Tensai unloading strikes. O'Neil put in the corner and he counters with a back elbow, but Tensai with a huge shoulder block and elbow drop for a nearfall.

O'Neil escapes outside, but Tensai brings him back in. Huge running boot from O'Neil gives him some control. A certified hoss fight occurs between the two as they slug it out. O'Neil with huge shoulder blocks to the stomach of Tensai in the corner. Tensai runs at O'Neil, but O'Neil with a huge boot to the head that earns him a nearfall. O'Neil taunting his opposition, but Tensai puts him down on the floor. O'Neil sent off the ropes and lands a big boot and a clothesline for a nearfall.

O'Neil with a sleeper in. Tensai fights back up and gets distracted by Young. O'Neil sends him outside with a clothesline and the two begin to play some mind games with Tensai.

Brodus Clay enters in a hurry and it looks like business will be picking up.

(Commercials)

We return and the two men trying to get suplexes on each other, but it turns out to be a stalemate. O'Neil works the body a bit and is able to get a suplex for a nearfall. O'Neil keeping Tensai grounded and works him to the corner. Tensai fights out with strikes, but he misses a corner splash and O'Neil again goes on the offense. O'Neil working Tensai in the corner.

Brodus Clay wants the crowd to get behind Tensai and they oblige. Tensai uses the momentum to take O'Neil down and goes for a splash on his downed opponent. O'Neil scoots away and gets a nearfall. O'Neil looking for a bodyslam, but Tensai fighting him with some strikes. O'Neil with some clubbing blows to the back and lands a scoop slam for a nearfall. O'Neil grinding the boot into the face of Tensai and lands an elbow. Tensai is angry and O'Neil's strikes seem to have little effect on him. Sidewalk slam from Tensai puts both men down.

Tensai cornered, but he gets the back elbow. Tensai mocking O'Neil's signature bark and lands some strikes. O'Neil fights out, but he walks right into a Baldo Bomb. Young on the apron and Tensai runs at him, only to bounce off to land a back splash.

Winner by pinfall: Tensai

Brodus Clay and The Funkadactyls get in the ring and the two stare down. Clay's music hits and everyone in the ring does a little Gangnam Style. The group dances as the show fades to black.

Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments. Click here to follow Nolan on Twitter.