Match 1: Kofi Kingston v. Dolph Ziggler (United States Championship)
When Vickie clawed at Kofi’s eyes, Ziggler came up behind him, locking in the sleeper hold. Kofi tried to fight it off, but after a bit over a minute Kofi finally went down to the mat, and seized to move after several moments of struggling. Ziggler would not let go, so the ref called for the bell, awarding the win and the United States Champion to Dolph Ziggler.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (new United States Champion)
R-Truth arrived in a limo with the WWE title he stole from John Cena. He tried talking to Eve, but when she told him she didn’t know who he was anymore, he said she was right, and that no one knows him anymore.
Match 2: The Miz v. Alex Riley
Riley started off hot, but the Miz turned the tide of the match and beat on Riley, even when Riley tried to fight back. When the Miz hung Riley up upside down in the corner and tried to drop kick him in the face, Riley powered himself up, and the Miz slid into the post. The Miz got up and went after Riley again, but caught an elbow to the face. Riley took over offense, trying to pin the Miz, but the Miz kicked out. Riley continued his assault on the outside of the ring. Michael Cole began to berate him, and Riley pulled him over the table, only to be attacked by the Miz. The Miz threw Riley in the ring and grabbed the steel briefcase he brought to the ring, and slid back in. The ref stopped the Miz however, yanking the case away from him. When the Miz turned around, Riley kicked him in the gut and hit him with a DDT. Riley covered the Miz and scored the winning pin.
Winner: Alex Riley
Match 3: Big Show v. Alberto Del Rio
As Del Rio was headed to the ring, Big Show ran up behind him, attacking him in the aisle. Show assaulted Del Rio around ringside until Mark Henry attacked Show, and threw him over the announcers’ table. He then lifted Show and power slammed the giant threw the Spanish announce table. He then started to walk away but came back and slammed Show’s knee into the broken table pieces. Show slowly tried to recover and got back in the ring. Del Rio went after him, but Show was not going to succumb easily. He threw Del Rio into the corner, hit him with a chest chop and tried to choke slam him. But Del Rio kicked Show in the knee and tried to gain the offensive, until Show surprised him with a choke slam. Del Rio was able to come back and go after Show’s knee again. He managed to lock an ankle lock on Show and kept a solid hold on it until Show reached the ropes. When Show managed to get to his feet, he had trouble standing up and he fell, not being able to get up. After checking on Show, the ref decided to call for the bell, awarding the match to Del Rio due to Show’s inability to continue.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Wade Barrett was going to be interviewed, but took the microphone and walked to the ring, criticizing American social and economic problems. He said that the US looked all nice from the outside, but was really a hollow shell, basically like his opponent tonight.
Match 4: Ezekiel Jackson v. Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Championship)
Jackson countered Barrett’s offensive, but only to be caught up on Barrett’s shoulders, and hit with the Wasteland finisher. Barrett went for the pin but Jackson kicked out. Jackson tried to keep the momentum going, but Jackson turned the tide, hitting Barrett with 4 body slams and locking him in the torture rack. Barrett submitted, as Jackson won the Intercontinental Championship. After the match, Jerry Lawler came into the ring to interview Jackson. Jackson said that winning the title is great and tonight was his independence from Barrett and the Corre.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson (new Intercontinental Champion)
Backstage, Santino tried to show the president look alike the Cobra, but was tackled by the security.
CM Punk was interviewed backstage, and claimed that he is the only real and honest politician in Washington DC and tonight after he defeats Rey Mysterio, he will do the most honest thing the WWE has seen.
Match 5: Rey Mysterio v. CM Punk
This lengthy, hyper-competitive, intense match up ended when Rey tried to hit the 619, but Punk ducked it and as Rey spun around and landed on Punk’s shoulders. Punk quickly stood up adjusting Rey’s positioning, and hit him with the Go To Sleep, pinning Rey for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
Match 6: Christian v. Randy Orton
Orton wasted little time attacking Christian once the bell rang, taking him down with a series of punches and a clothesline. Christian fought back, but when he bounced off the ropes, Orton hit him with a Lu Thez Press, and several shoulder tackles. Orton and Christian took the match to the outside where Orton tried to smash Christian into the steel steps, but Christian reversed, and hit Orton into the steps. Christian took the match back into the ring, where Christian dominated for a while, but Orton fought back as the two battled in the ring. The match went back and forth for a solid 15 minutes, until Orton brushed off Christian’s attempt at a spear, but got hit with a spear anyways. Christian was not able to keep the match in his favor when Orton surprised him with the RKO, and pinned him. Christian’s foot was under the rope the whole time, and he pleaded with the ref to consider continuing the match. Orton saw this, and snuck up behind Christian, hitting him in the head with the title belt.
Winner: Randy Orton
Match 7: Jack Swagger v. Evan Bourne
As Swagger dominated this bonus match of the night, Bourne kept kicking out of all the attempted pin falls. When Swagger taunted him, Bourne managed to flip Swagger over by hooking on to his shoulders. Swagger was able to get his bearings and caught Bourne with a slam, trying to land a corner splash on him. Bourne put his feet up in the air, smashing them into Swagger’s face. Bourne went to the top rope, and came down, hopping over Swagger, bounced off the ropes and got nailed with a big boot. Swagger tried another unsuccessful pin. Bourne got free again, and once again went to the top ropes, hitting Swagger with a drop kick. Then he tried the Air Bourne, but Swagger moved. Bourne landed on his feet, but Swagger went around him, hooking him up for a gut wrench power bomb. Bourne twisted out and tried to roll up Swagger, but Swagger locked him in an ankle lock. Bourne quickly twisted out and rolled up Swagger, holding Swagger’s feet behind his head, and getting the winning pin.
Winner: Evan Bourne
The president Obama impersonator came out and talked about how he watches RAW on Monday nights when he should be working on the budget. He took some shots at Michael Cole and Teddy Long, then promoted the main event and bid farewell. Before he left, Booker T called him back into the ring and said that while President Obama has made history, he has never done the Spinnarooni. Booker then showed him how to do it. Booker then encouraged the president to perform the Barack-o-rooni. The impersonator did a terrible version of the Spinnarooni and shook hands with Booker T.
Match 8: John Cena v. R-Truth
This match seemed to drag on forever due to its slow pace. R-Truth was able to escape from the STF by reaching the ropes, and hit Cena with the scissor kick, and came off the top ropes with a cross body on Cena, only to have Cena reverse it and slam him down. R-Truth went to the outside and picked on a fan at ringside by taking his hat and drinking a sip of the kid’s water. As he handed the water back to the kid, the fan threw it in his face. Cena threw R-Truth in the ring and hit him with an Attitude Adjustment to score the winning pin. Cena brought the young man into the ring with him to celebrate.
Winner: John Cena