We start the show with a Raw re-cap. CM Punk fought Curtis Axel, with the stipulation of if Punk wins, Heyman must step in the ring with Punk. After a hard fought battle, Punk defeated the Intercontinental Champion. Punk finally got a hold of Heyman, but Axel came in on the attack. He handcuffed Punk, and Heyman beat him with a kendo stick.
Curtis Axel’s music hits for our opening contest. Alex Riley joins Josh Mathews on commentary this week. Cody Rhodes enters to a nice pop. Axel beat Rhodes last week on SmackDown.
Curtis Axel -w/ Paul Heyman vs. Cody Rhodes
Lock up, arm drag by Axel. Lock up, headlock takeover on Cody. Standing headlock is applied followed by a shoulderblock. Rhodes stops Curtis, flips him over. Lock up again, Axel trips Cody. Rhodes knees Axel a couple times, pin. Rhodes trips Curtis, he rolls out of the ring to talk to Heyman. Rhodes sits on the ropes, Axel finally comes back in. Lock up, Rhodes sent into the corner. Cody rolls him up, two. Axel delivers severa...