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Paul Heyman is backstage with a big poster of CM Punk. He's showing it off to everybody backstage, and out comes the WWE Champion from his dressing room. Punk is wearing a "I'm a Paul Heyman Guy" shirt, and Heyman says he's humbled. Matt Striker interrupts them and asks Punk's thoughts on what happened at Survivor Series. Punk loses it and threatens to hurt Striker; Heyman says tonight is about a celebration, and everyone is invited...even Ryback.
(3) Kaitlyn vs. Aksana
Aksana tries to leave the ring as soon as the match starts, and Kaitlyn follows her right into a trap; big clothesline takes her down to the concrete. They roll back in the ring and Aksana shoves her face into the ring over and over again, screaming at the top of her lungs. Aksana locks in a nice cross armbreaker over the top rope, but is forced to break the hold by the referee.
Kaitlyn thrown hard into the turnbuckle off a strong Irish whip, but she throws some elbows and fights back. Kaitlyn with several hair tosses and a shoulder tackle, before a very sloppy flap-jack. Kaitlyn nails a big knee to the gut for the three-count.
(4) Antonio Cesaro vs. Brodus Clay
R-Truth is sitting commentary for this match, "scouting talent". Brodus goes right after the US Champion early on, firing off with rights and lefts in the corner. Brodus misses a big corner splash and runs right into the turnbuckle. Cesaro gets a flurry of punches himself, before bringing the big man to one knee and taking him down with a clothesline.
Cesaro's attempts to stay in control don't last though, as the Funkasaurus nails the big corner splash this time. He tries for the second rope splash, but Cesaro rolls out of the way - does nobody watch Big Show matches? - and Clay eats the mat. The US Champ gets Brodus up for the Neutralizer, and nails it!
Winner: Antonio Cesaro