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-We open the show with the Fabulous Truth and Truth TV before Truth introduces his guest Daniel Bryan. Daniel talks about his feud with The Miz and his return to in-ring action and his goal to becoming WWE champion. The Miz comes out and talks about how he plans to defeat Daniel at the Superstar Showdown in two weeks. Truth then bans Miz from Truth TV before Paige says that he has to win the show back and beat Truth in a match as we go to commercial.
The Miz vs Ｒ-Truth
Truth drops Miz with a shoulder block before rolling him up for a quick two count. Truth dropkicks Miz out of the ring before Miz drops Truth throat first across the top rope, but Truth hits an arm drag as soon as Miz gets back in the ring. Truth chases Miz around ringside before Truth sends him into the barricade and the apron before rolling him back into the ring. Truth gets a near fall off of a roll up before Miz hits a DDT for one of his own and hits a kitchen sink as we go to commercial.
Truth is nearly counted out as we come back to the action before hitting several clotheslines and an ax kick into a stunner for a near fall. Truth hits a scissor kick for a near fall before Miz pokes Truth in the eyes and hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz then mocks Daniel and hits a running knee like Daniel uses for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Miz defeats Ｒ-Truth via pinfall with a running knee strike.
Sheamus vs Big-E
Sheamus beats E down to start the match before E hits a splash onto the apron as we go to commercial.
E hits a series of suplexes into uranage for a quick two count before he goes for a jumping splash and Sheamus gets his knees up. Sheamus hits a scoop slam for a near fall before E hits a powerbomb for a near fall of his own. Sheamus then counters the Big Ending into the Brogue Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sheamus defeats Big-E via pinfall with the Brogue Kick.