As soon as the bell sounded, Nexus hit the ring to beat up Marella and Kozlov (the Usos took a powder). Wade Barrett cut a promo pumping up the night’s main event: John Cena, Chris Jericho, and John Morrison vs. Nexus.
When everyone had made it to the back, Ted DiBiase and Maryse were next up. DiBiase grabbed a mic and talked about being “the most overlooked Superstar” on the roster, and that he should be on John Cena’s team for SummerSlam. He then issued an open challenge to the members of Cena’s team to face him in a one-on-one match. The Great Khali’s music hit, and he spent the next four minutes walking from the entrance to the ring apron. No Ranjin Singh in the house tonight, by the way. On an unrelated note, I’d pay $30 to see Singh and Bret Hart run a competitive 200-meter dash.
The match was excruciating, but fortunately it didn’t last too long. I spent approximately 70% of my time watching Maryse (who unfortunately had no active role to play tonight). Khali finished DiBiase off with a swanton bomb. Okay, okay… I’m kidding. He won by squeezing DiBiase’s head with both hands until the Million Dollar Champion passed out. Riveting action.
Then came a 20-minute stretch of “Future Endeavors” candidates, led off by the Bella Twins. They selected a guest timekeeper with an easy trivia question (“Name three members of the Raw Team who will fight against Nexus at SummerSlam”). Some little kid got the honor – he followed in the guest timekeeper footsteps of Ricky Schroeder and the “Where’s the Beef?” lady from the Wendy’s commercials in the ‘80s.
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