Traditional Elimination Match
– AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae, Aksana, Kaitlyn and Rosa Mendes vs. The Bella Twins, The Funkadactyls, Natalya, Eva Marie and JoJo
The Total Divas ladies come to the ring first. They all smile and hug and blah blah blah. Out next, to AJ Lee’s music, is the non-Total Diva team. Team AJ. Whatever you want to call them. Alicia Fox and Naomi kick things off for their teams. We get a lock up, and Alicia sends Naomi into the corner, driving her face into the turnbuckle. Fox hits a big tilt a whirl backbreaker for a one count. Fox picks up Naomi and throws her across the ring before hitting a running boot in the corner. Fox seats Naomi on the top turnbuckle, and heads up after her. Naomi fights out, then hits a split legged moonsault for three. Alicia Fox is eliminated Rosa comes in, and so is Cameron, and the Funkadactyls hit a double split leg-drop. Cameron takes Rosa into the corner and drivers her face into the top turnbuckle. Rosa sends Cameron into the corner, and apparently it’s enough for three. Cameron is eliminated Nikki is in and she hits a face buster for a three count. Rosa is eliminated.
Summer Rae comes in next and she starts dancing around like a bafoon as the crowd explodes and starts chanting her name. Nikki responds by doing the worm just like Scotty 2 Hotty would do back in the day. Summer responds by dancing some more into a big split. Nikki hits the ropes and dropkicks Summer while Summer was still in the split position. She covers her, 1-2-3. Summer is eliminated. Kaitlyn and Eva Maria are in, and Kaitlyn drops her with a G2S like maneuver for three. Eva Maria is eliminated. Naomi is in and she gets dropped with the same G2S-lite over the knee, for another three count. Naomi is eliminated. Brie tosses Kaitlyn into the corner and hits a big missile dropkick for three. Kaitlyn is eliminated. AJ distracts Brie and allows Aksana to hit a big spinebuster for three. Brie is eliminated. Nikki is in a drops Aksana to the mat across her shoulders for three. Aksana is eliminated. Tamina comes in with a couple of big head butts to Nikki.
Tamina nails Nikki with a big suplex. Tamina throws Nikki into the corner. Nikki ends up tagging in JoJo, who the crowd was actually chanting the name of. The crowd explodes when JoJo is tagged in. We get a lock up, and Tamina tosses her away. Tamina picks Jojo up, then slams her back down to the mat before tossing her vest at Jojo. Tamina throws Jojo into the corner, but runs into two boots. Jojo heads to the middle rope, but is caught by Tamina. Jojo turns things around with a roll up, and Tamina comes right back, knocking her down to the mat. Tamina shoulders Jojo, and hits a Samoan drop. AJ tags in and gets the three count. JoJo has been eliminated. Tamina tags back in, and kicks Natalya in the gut. Tamina backs Natalya into the corner and stomps away at her, before running in with a hip bump. Tamina picks Natalya up and slams her down to the mat. Tamina heads to the apron, then to the top turnbuckle. Tamina goes for the big splash, but Natalya rolls out of the way and locks Tamina in the sharpshooter. AJ comes in to break it up as Tamina taps out. Tamina is eliminated. Natalya locks AJ in the Sharpshooter as the announcers put over Bret Hart being on the panel. AJ taps out. Natalya wins.
Winners: Team Total Divas (sole survivor: Natalya)
Backstage Segment: Randy Orton & Charles Robinson
Backstage, Randy Orton sees referee Charles Robinson. Orton says he just realized Robinson is the ref for his match tonight. He sucks up to Robinson a bit. He asks him to call it right down the middle tonight. Robinson says that’s fine and begins to walk away. Orton stops him and says, “you get what I’m saying, right?” Robinson replies, “Randy…I’m gonna do what The Authority says.” Orton seems disappointed.
Ryback’s Open Challenge
The expert panel is introduced one-by-one, with Foley and Hart receiving huge pops. Before they can speak, Ryback’s music hits. He says his favorite Survivor Series moment is the time when Ryback cut off those old hasbeens. Ryback ends up walking to the ring talking about how he’s not a bully. He issues his open challenge. After a few moments of silence, Mark Henry’s music hits. Henry comes out with his bald head and giant beard. The crowd explodes.
Ryback vs. Mark Henry
The announcers are putting over all kinds of facts about Henry’s strongman competition days. Ryback is talking trash loudly to Henry, who walks around looking confident. The crowd is chanting all kinds of stuff right now, msot of which is hard to make out. Ryback knocks Henry down early and goes for a pin, but only gets two. The crowd starts a loud “Goldberg, Goldberg” chant. Ryback nails Henry with a big suplex. He goes to follow that up with a big spear but Henry moves and Ryback smacks shoulder-first into the post.
After a six count on the floor after hitting the post, Ryback finally gets back in the ring. At this point, Henry is firmly in control and is dominating the offense. Henry is crawling around on the floor around Ryback, blasting him with crawling-headbutts. Ryback with a cheap shot on Henry and is now attacking Henry’s knees. Ryback slaps a rear-choke on a seated Henry as the crowd continues chanting all kinds of stuff. The announcers are still talking about all kinds of records Henry holds in strongman competitions and weight-lifting stuff. Both guys are back up now and Henry keeps knocking Ryback down with shoulder blocks. Henry nails Ryback with a running powerslam. 1-2….Ryback kicks out before the count of three.
Henry hoists Ryback up for the World’s Strongest Slam but Ryback escapes and counters Henry with a huge spinebuster. Ryback pulls down his strap. He sets Henry up for the Meathook clothesline but Henry catches him coming in with a huge splash. That looked cool. Henry picks Ryback back up and this time successfully hits his World’s Strongest Slam finisher. 1-2-3. Henry wins. The crowd seems really into Henry.
Winner: Mark Henry
Hall Of Fame Expert Panel
The expert panel puts over Mark Henry’s return before changing focus to the next match coming up, which will be for the World Heavyweight Championship. The guys talk about Cena returning early, Del Rio’s armbreaker and how it could damage Cena’s surgically repaired arm, etc. They talk about Cena being in his hometown tonight.