Thursday, December 27, 2012

12/26/12 Main Event

Battle Royal: *1/2

Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel vs. Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre: **3/4

We're in Rochester for this episode. Miz and Cole on commentary. Lots of superstars already in the ring. 20-Man Battle Royal to start; winner challenges Cesaro for the U.S. Title on the next Main Event. Cesaro on commentary as well.

Poor Yoshi got eliminated first. I guess all the midcarders gotta get some work in for the holiday season. Khali and Brodus in a battle of big guys, and Khali wins this time around. Hey, Khali's in the final four with Barrett, Santino, and Ryder. Cobra to Barrett, but big deal here. Broski Boot to Barrett -- and then Santino eliminates Ryder! HA! So a non-American is gonna win this one. Barrett then takes out Santino. Down to Khali and Barrett. WTF KHALI WON?! The world's ending. Khali really got booked strong here.

Khali poses with the U.S. Title. "Happy New Year and see you next week."

We see a video package of the Santa skits on RAW. Yup, Santa pulled through. No surprise.

3MB comes out. Cole says the group's first single is now "on hold." Another one that doesn't surprise me. Slater's lost his voice. They cut a promo on Kidd and Gabriel, saying those two cost them a shot at the U.S. Title. So we got a tag match. Exciting offense from Kidd and Gabriel, as usual. Heels get their offense. Gabriel gets the hot tag. A few near falls for both Gabriel and McIntyre. JG holds Jinder up, and Kidd hits a blockbuster from the top. Has the roots of a Hart Attack, but takes advantage of Kidd's high-flying nature. Good stuff.

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