New RAW General Manager Brad Maddox comes down to the ring and hands Justin Roberts his coat, then he says he is honored to be their GM. Maddox thanks Vince McMahon before his belief in him, then he says he can't fill Vickie Guerrero's shoes because he doesn't look good in heels. He says he still wanted to do something for Vickie so he put her on the pre and post show panel, then Vickie awkwardly waves as Maddox asks for the fans to chant thank you. Maddox says they love her around the world, and Vince said it best when he said Vickie was entertaining so he has a clip to show them. After a montage of some of Vickie's more embarrassing moments, Maddox continues to play it up and Vickie looks pissed as we move to the next match.
Axel hits Miz a few times while Heyman laughs, then Axel screams at Miz and whips him, only to have Miz come back with a flapjack. Axel rolls outside but Miz dropkicks him through the ropes, then he takes him down with a double axe handle smash from the apron. Heyman distracts Miz while Axel keeps the ref busy, but Miz acts like Heyman hit him and the ref kicks Heyman out. Miz slides in and goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Axel counters with a side suplex for a near fall before stomping him in the corner. Axel dropkicks him and puts him in a chinlock, but Miz makes it to his feet so Axel punches him and tries to suplex him. Miz floats over and sidesteps a corner kick, then Miz kicks him in the stomach and hits a forearm shot off the ropes.
After he takes Axel down with a corner clothesline, Miz heads up top and hits a double axe handle smash for two before calling for the Skull Crushing Finale. Axel counters and goes for a Perfect Plex, then Miz counters with a Figure Four attempt, only to have Axel kick him into the corner and hit a Perfect Plex for a close near fall. Axel lifts him but Miz shoves him into the ropes, then Axel tries to kick him but Miz catches his foot and snaps it over his shouder. Miz puts him in a Figure Four but Axel rolls and reverses it, then Miz rolls back over but Axel makes it to the ropes. Axel rolls outside and runs from Miz, then he slides in the ring and kicks Miz in the face before dropping him with a neckbreaker for the win.
Winner – Curtis Axel
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