Bret Hart says he's been training in Calgary like a lunatic, only to see things fall apart. He put his reputation on the line, when he accepted to join the team for his good friend John Cena. Bret asks Jericho and Edge to come face him, so they can talk this out. Jericho is out to a nice pop. Jericho tells Bret to dazzle him, and say he's the best in the world. Bret says it is Jericho's time to be a man. He says if he doesn't join team WWE, he's hurting himself. He says he had Bret figured out years ago. He says No to his offer, and says he is a phony and a hypocrite. He says Bret isn't concerned about Nexus, he's concerned about the beating they are gonna give him tonight. He says all he's interested in is dismantling the all-mighty Bret Hart. Edge is out. He asks what the matter is with Chris. They grew up idolizing Bret. Jericho trained in the dungeon, and Edge had Bret's poster on the wall. He shoveled driveways to save up money, just to see Bret put those sunglasses on his head. Edge says he's in. Edge tries for a cheap-shot kick, but Bret blocks it. Sharpshooter attempt, but Jericho pokes the eye. Natayla & The Hart Dynasty check on Bret. Nexus appears on the Titantron and say there is no chance of The Dynasty being replacements now. Very good stuff here. I liked Edge's speech, but Jericho's seemed redundant and rather forced, and he's much better than that.
The Miz Vs Evan Bourne. Really good stuff for the time it got, but it wasn't long enough for my liking. Miz wins with The Skull-Crushing finale.
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Cena talks to Khali.
Melina Vs Alicia Fox. Somewhat sloppy, but damn it is nice to have Melina back. For guy reasons, and wrestling ability reasons. Melina wins with the Last Call.
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Khali tells Wade Barrett it's him and Khali tonight.
Apparently during the break. Cole got an email, and says it's Melina Vs. Alicia Fox for the Divas title at Summerslam. Melina looks pleased.
Edge and Jericho complain about Bret backstage. He says Nexus doesn't want them on their team, and if Nexus takes over they are ostracized. Edge says Stone Cold, The Rock, The Undertaker, DX, The Alliance, the NWO, they survived them all. Jericho says they're architects, generals. Tonight they take out Bret, and they'll all be in the clear. Solid I suppose, nice to see them bring up past references.
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Morrison and Truth have seemingly smoothed things over. And claim they have each others backs. Henry says they only need one, and he's auditioning right now.
Ted Dibiase Vs Mark Henry. Maryse looks smoking hot!. Match doesn't even happen because Nexus takes out Henry.
Sheamus is out to grace us with his presence.Sheamus claims the WWE Universe was scared of what Orton would do to him, but Sheamus says that is far from the case. Sheamus presents his case of dominance with a video package, and asks the people to doubt him now. Randy cuts off Sheamus in mid-sentence. Orton believes Sheamus is capable of hurting people, but if he wants these people to think he isn't scared, than he is full of it. He says Sheamus has never beaten him cleanly, and never will. Sheamus says the funny thing is. John Cena and Triple H told him the same thing. Orton says he isn't Triple H, and he's certainly not John Cena. Sheamus says after he wins, he isn't gonna get another title opportunity, it's back to the end of the line. Randy Orton says if Sheamus wants to redeem himself, he should do something about it. The GM says if Orton loses, it is back to the end of line. He however, also agrees with Orton. He encourages Sheamus to do something about it. Sheamus tried to hit the Brouge kick, but Orton hits his back-breaker. Orton goes for the punt-kick, but stops mid-way, with Sheamus looking like he's gonna pee his pants. Orton holds the title up high. Orton and Sheamus delivered quite solidly here.
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Percy Watson, Lucky Cannon and Kaval vs Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris and Alex Riley. Mainly filler, but decent one at that. All competitors looked good too. The heel rookies win. Sheamus drills Husky, and throws McGillicutty into the barricade and scares off the rookies. Sheamus says that was a message to the GM and Randy Orton.
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William Regal and Zack Ryder. Vs. John Morrison & R-Truth. Random and quite mediocre to say the least. Pointless if you ask me. Faces win. They high-five each other after.
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Triple-Threat tag match.
The Bella's. Vs Eve& Gail Kim. Vs Maryse and Jillian. Not the crap-fest it could have been, but still awful in every sense of the word. Bella's win. What sense does that make?. They rehash the Beth and Santino storyline with Tamina.
Skip and Nexus take out Khali.
A lot of yapping for Nexus. They say your either Nexus or your against us.
Cena and Bret walk in the back, and say they need help. Miz offer his services, but teases them and says He'll think about it.
Chris Jericho and Edge Vs. Bret Hart and John Cena. Storyline advancement here, and nothing more. I got annoyed by the constant throwing of Cena down to Nexus. Match stops when Nexus turns on Jericho and Edge. Truth and Morrison run down to help, as do Jericho and Edge. It's now 7 on 6.
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Bottom line. Maddening inconsistency aside, I still had some fun with this episode.
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