12/28 WWE LIve Events Results: Minneapolis, MN

Josh Isenberg

The following is courtesy of IGN.com and Jim Cusick:Sheamus

Battle royal to decide who faces the Intercontinental champion later: Alberto Del Rio won a 10 man battle royal also including Epico, Primo, Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Alex Riley, 3MB & Michael McGillicutty. The two heroes of the battle royal were Del Rio & Justin Gabriel. Ricardo helped Del Rio get the last elimination by pulling the rope down so Slater lands on the apron and Del Rio finished him with an enzuigiri.

Layla & Alicia Fox d. Tamina & Aksana after Layla gave a roundhouse kick to Aksana.

Fandango d. Jamie Noble in 9 minutes. He won with a swinging neckbreaker. Fandango's offense was pretty bad, and the crowd was not into him at all.

Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel d.  Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater within 19 minutes.3MB had a lot of shenanigans before they even looked prepared to wrestle. Mahal & Slater went back and for before they decided to wrestle, which was fine by me as long as McIntyre got to be in the match. They pulled the same spot from Main event where 3MB catches Tyson's over the rope cross body and than treated his body as a giant guitar. Gabriel put a stop to that as he dropkicked the three in between the first and second rope. Gabriel back flipped off the 2nd rope for an implant DDT on Slater. The match was pretty entertaining.

Triple threat Intercontinental championship: Kofi Kingston pinned Wade Barrett within 10 minutes to retain. Not a lot of trio combos happened. The pairings happened in this order Kofi/Del Rio, Kofi/Barrett, Barrett/Del Rio. Ricardo was pretty entertaining as would turn his scarf into a windmill to get Del Rio back into the match. When Rodriguez tried pulling on Barrett's leg, it looked like he was going to kill him and chased him on the outside.It was really incredible how nuts the fans went for Kofi Kingston.

The Great Khali and Hornswoggle defeated Epico & Primo at the 5 minute mark after Hornswoggle hit Primo with a tadpole splash.

Michael McGillicutty defeated Alex Riley after the McGIllicutter was hit, and Michael got the pinfall.

Big Show defeated Sheamus in a Steel Cage Match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. The match lasted 15 minutes, and Show won when he crawled out of the door. The match had pretty good back and forth action. Big Show had a very powerful offense while Sheamus kept Big Show off his balance when he wasn't trying to runaway. They both did false finishes where Big Show caught Sheamus' Brogue Kick and gave the WMD with a kickout. Later, Big Show survived a Brogue Kick. The finish came when they were battling on the third rope. Sheamus would clobber Big Show with him barely holding on. Big Show would than reach back and hit his WMD. They would both collapse on the mat. It almost seemed like there would be more but Big Show started crawling out of the ring. Sheamus made an attempt to stop him but Show kicked him away so he could escape.

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