John Laurinaitis is shown texting someone when Miz comes in and asks him what he is going to do about R-Truth attacking him, but all John says is he doesn't think it is professional. Miz says he needs to do something else because he is a sitting duck, then shows a clip of Miz attacking Truth and asks if it rings a bell. Miz plays dumb and says he doesn't know what that's about, then John says he will make sure Miz is protected during his match tonight. He tells Miz he will face Sheamus tonight and a sitting duck is better than a lame one, then Miz walks off complaining to himself when Truth comes into the picture and flaps his arms and starts quacking.
Wade Barrett comes out and says he would have asked how their new year is, but he doesn't care about this one and he is having a great start because Randy Orton is nowhere to be found. Wade says he didn't plan to throw Orton down the stairs but things happen when you get in the way of the Barrett Barrage and he is moving on to bigger things like winning the 2012 Royal Rumble. Santino Marella comes out and does laps around the ring then gets in and says he lasted longer than Wade did in last year's Rumble. Santino says the same thing will happen this year because the Santino Express will stop the Barrett Barrage, then makes train noises as they bell rings.
Wade Barrett vs Santino Marella
Santino does a split to duck a strike by Wade, but he looks up and gets kicked in the head then Wade throws him in the corner. Santino counters and winds up for a Cobra, but Wade hits a back kick then finishes with the Winds Of Change for the win.
Winner – Wade Barrett
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