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Bill Pritchard

The Great Khali & Natalya (w/ Hornswoggle) vs Big E Langston & AJ Lee

AJ taunts Khali and jumps to slap him, then Natalya slams her on the mat and kicks her in the corner. She picks her up for a powerslam but AJ floats over, then AJ shoves her into the turnbuckles and goes for a rollup. AJ kicks her in the corner and takes her down with a snapmare, then he puts her in a three-quarters facelock but Natalya tries to elbow her way out of it. AJ hits her in the back and taunts her, then she goes back to the facelock but Natalya breaks it, so AJ kicks her in the stomach. AJ knocks her down and gets a two count, then Hornswoggle tries to cheer Natalya on and AJ flips out on him. Natalya hits her from behind and puts her in the Sharpshooter, and AJ taps but the ref "is distracted," so Natalya pulls her back over and makes her tap again. Langston jumps in after the bell and attacks Hornswoggle, but Khali drops him with a big chop and celebrates with his friends.

Winners – The Great Khali & Hornswoggle

Vince McMahon comes out and says there seems to be a bit of controversy, and he shows the fast count from the opening match and says they are owed an explanation. He brings Brad Maddox out to the ring and asks why he named himself the special guest referee, and Maddox says Daniel Bryan's matches tend to get out of hand. Maddox says he wanted to keep order and give the fans a fair show, then Vince asks him why it looked like he made a fast count. Maddox says it's been a while since he refereed a match, but he did the best he could, and Vince says that's OK if he tried. He asks Vince for a second chance, and Vince asks what he means, so Maddox asks to be the official for the WWE Championship match at Summerslam and Vince says he'll entertain the thought.

Vince asks if he can be impartial and put personal issues aside, then he asks if he will stop making fun of Bryan, and Maddox agrees, so Vince makes him promise. Maddox says he swears to be fair, then Vince goes to approve his request but Triple H cuts him off and makes his way down to the ring. HHH says he isn't there to air dirty laundry, and he knows they haven't agreed on many things lately, but this Sunday is very important. He says there might be more on the line than the WWE Championship, and they need someone to call it down the middle, and a guy who won't get intimidated. HHH says this guy wouldn't be Maddox, but it sounds more like him, then he kicks Maddox and drops him with a Pedigree before Vince leaves the ring.

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