Josh Mathews joins Randy Orton for his thoughts on Money In The Bank, and Orton says he beat CM Punk before and tonight won't be any different. Orton says if Cena wins Sunday, and he means if, he won't hesitate on cashing in the briefcase that he wins so he can become WWE Champion. We cut to the arena where Chris Jericho and Curtis Axel make their entrances, and Paul Heyman removes his glasses and says he was a martyr. Heyman says he acted in good faith for his friend CM Punk, but right now they are there to bask in the glow of perfection. Axel makes fun of Jericho and his light-up jacket, and he says all he needs is the glow of his Intercontinental Championship, and no one will stop him.
Chris Jericho vs Curtis Axel (w/ Paul Heyman)
Jericho chops Axel and sends him into the ropes, but Axel knees him and hits the ropes a few times before Jericho dropkicks him. Jericho clotheslines him out of the ring and hits a dropkick through the ropes, then he slams Axel into the barricade and chops him before rolling him inside. Axel rams him with his shoulder but Jericho hits him back, then Jericho tries to reenter the ring but Axel hits a neckbreaker for a near fall as we go to a break. We get back to see Axel scoop slam Jericho, then he goes for a middle rope forearm shot but Jericho rolls away and comes back with a few kicks.
Jericho heads up top and hits an axehandle smash and a bulldog, then he goes for the Walls of Jericho but Axel kicks him into the corner. Jericho comes back with a suplex for a near fall, then he chops Axel and sends him into the ropes but Axel slides under him and punches him in the head. Axel chops him in the corner and whips him across the ring, then he goes for a diving corner clothesline but Jericho ducks it and hits a top rope crossbody for two. Jericho bulldogs Axel but Axel blocks a Lionsault, then he connects with a swinging neckbreaker but Jericho kicks out at two. Axel whips him into the ropes but Jericho pulls back, and Axel misses a dropkick and Jericho hits a Lionsault for two. (Cont'd…)
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