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Big Show and Mark Henry come out for their number one contender's match, but David Otunga interrupts and says John Laurinaitis told him that Henry is not cleared to compete tonight. He says Henry was injured on Sunday and can't be a match tonight, then wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season, but Big Show gets pissed and hits him with a Knockout Punch then Henry leaves the ring. Elsewhere, Miz catches up with Teddy Long and asks what he is supposed to do tonight because he was told to be there and Teddy says he doesn't know what he is talking about.
Miz says that is just like Teddy because Smackdown has been in chaos, and he has main evented alot of pay per views so he is going to go to the ring and stop the show until he gets respect. Miz goes out to the ring and says there is no one brave enough to face him, then they show clips of him beating up John Morrison and R-Truth, and he says the whole locker room is a group of cowards. He says this show has no star and there's no one to be the face that goes on talk shows and gets movie deals, but Sheamus comes out to meet his challenge.
Miz vs Sheamus
Miz knees Sheamus in the stomach and throws a few punches but Sheamus bodyslams him and chases him around the ring, but Miz blocks a strike and throws him outside. Miz brings him in and gets whipped into the corner, but hits an elbow and drops Sheamus with a DDT for a two count. He kicks Sheamus in the corner then sets up for a corner lariat but Sheamus knocks him down with some forearm shots then goes for a Celtic Cross. Miz slides out and goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Sheamus counters and hits a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner - Sheamus