Taped for Aug. 24.
Commentator Josh Mathews is out selling his injuries suffered at the hands of Kane on Monday Night Raw. Teddy Long of all people is filling in.
1. Randy Orton puts over his win against Alberto Del Rio on Monday Night Raw and says he deserves a World Heavyweight Championship match with Sheamus. Sheamus comes out to agree. Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez disagree, citing his cheating at Summerslam. Smackdown GM Booker T books Mr. RKO vs. Del Rio for the no. one contendership tonight. No one cares about Del Rio here. They want Orton for sure.
2. Ryback def. Jinder Mahal.
3. WWE Divas: Layla def. Alicia Fox in a non-title match. Layla had a friendly staredown with no. one contender Kaitlyn after the match. Executive Assistant Eve Torres congratulated both of them or was just by an authorative, jealous troll. You decide.
Sheamus was backstage and dared Dolph Ziggler to cash in his Money in The Bank title shot tonight.
4. Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification after getting hit with the MITB briefcase. Ziggler teased cashing in his shot, but when Sheamus recovered, he left the ring. Kind of lame.
We got another Wade Barrett hype video. They all look the same!
5. New WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana) beat up Santino Marella.
6. WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth def. Epico and Primo Colon.
Matt Striker tries to interview tag champs, but big brawl breaks out between Boom Truth, Usos, Primetime Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil) and the Colons. Four-way at Night of Champions?
We got a lot of video packages, including the Punk-Cena stuff from Raw.
Eve Torres impresses Booker T with her tag team research backstage. Teddy Long not too happy.
7. Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) def. Randy Orton to become the no. one contender. This was f***ing awesome and chaos. Del Rio made Orton tap with the cross armbreaker on free TV. Did not expect that. This should have been a a PPV main event. Sheamus was at ringside. He came to the ring to confront Del Rio, only to be attacked and knocked out by Rodriguez's shoe. Ziggler came out to cash in his title shot, but WWE reminds us not to take him seriously when Orton RKOs the Zig Zag man.
Show ends with Del Rio on the outside gloating about his win, as Sheamus and Orton stare him down.
Dark Match (non-televised): John Cena def. Big Show in a no DQ match.