WWE Bragging Rights was the pay-per-view held tonight at The Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here are the results and highlights of the show.
Match 1: Dolph Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan: This is a champion vs. champion match, but neither title is on the line. Ziggler is the Intercontinental Champ and Bryan is the US Champ. Vickie Guerrero is with Ziggler. After a good match, Ziggler scores several near falls and gets frustrated. He goes to pick up Bryan, but Bryan gets him in the Labell Lock. Ziggler taps and this one is over. Winner: Daniel Bryan.
Miz and Alex Riley are shown backstage. Miz takes credit for Daniel Bryan’s training. Sheamus, CM Punk, and Santino come in at different times. There is dissension on Team Raw. Riley tells Miz that they need to get it together. Miz says things are where they need to be.
Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre come to the ring. They brag about being champions and say everyone is scared of them. The General Manager beeps in. Cole reads that there will be a team to face them tonight. Nexus’ music hits and Wade Barrett comes out. He then announces the challengers to be David Otunga and John Cena.
Match 2: Tag Team Championship Match: Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes vs. David Otunga and John Cena: Otunga started the match, but once he made the tag to Cena. Cena wouldn’t tag him back in. At one point in the match, they argued because Cena wouldn’t tag out. The end of the match came when Cena locked in the STF on Rhodes and made him tap out. After the match, Otunga is celebrating and Cena hits him with the Attitude Adjustment. Cena then picked up both belts and headed to the back. Winners and new Tag Team Champions: John Cena and David Otunga.
Josh Matthews interviews Ted Dibiase and Maryse backstage.
Match 3: Ted Dibiase vs. Goldust: Maryse is with Dibiase and Aksana is with Goldust. After a back and forth match, Maryse and Aksana get into it outside the ring. This distracts Goldust and allows Dibiase to hit a DDT and get the pin. After the match, Aksana takes Maryse down and steals the title. She seduces Dibiase, which allows Goldust to catch him with the Final Cut. Goldust and Aksana then celebrate with the Million Dollar Belt. Winner: Ted Dibiase.
Match 4: Unified Divas Championship Match: Layla vs. Natalya: Michelle McCool is with Layla. McCool got involved in this match a couple of times. The end came when McCool hit Natalya with a big running kick which allowed Layla to get the pin. Winner and still Unified Divas Champion: Layla (Laycool)
Josh Matthews shows the grave for the Buried Alive match and runs down the rules.
Match 5: World Heavyweight Championship Match: Kane vs. Undertaker: This is a Buried Alive match. Paul Bearer is with Kane. The end of the match came when Taker was able to lock in Hell’s Gate on Kane. Kane tapped before passing out. Taker then rolled Kane into the grave. He saw Bearer hiding behind the headstone and went after him. He was going for the chokeslam on Bearer when Nexus attacked him. Kane crawled out of the grave and hit Taker with the urn while Nexus was holding him. Taker fell in the grave and members of Nexus grabbed shovels and started throwing dirt on Taker. Kane pushed them away and told them to go. Kane looked up, his pyro hit, and a big backhoe full of dirt dumped into the grave. Winner and still World Heavyweight Champion: Kane
Josh Matthews interviews Randy Orton backstage.
Match 6: Team Raw (The Miz, R-Truth, John Morrison, Santino Marella, Sheamus, CM Punk, and Ezekiel Jackson) vs. Team Smackdown (Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Tyler Rekks, and Kofi Kingston): Alex Riley is out with Team Raw and Hornswoggle is out with Team Smackdown. This will be an elimination match. Tyler Reks pinned Santino after a move that looked like a reverse Attitude Adjustment. Santino is the first man eliminated. Sheamus hits Kingston with the High Cross to get the pin. Kofi Kingston is the second man eliminated. Del Rio throws his partner, Rey Mysterio, into the barricade and Big Show yells at him. Mysterio heads towards the back. Morrison gets the pin on Swagger after hitting Starship Pain. Jack Swagger is the third man eliminated. Sheamus hits a Bicycle Kick on Reks to get the pin. Tyler Reks is the fourth man eliminated. Big Show and Sheamus are the legal men and Show throws Sheamus to the outside. Sheamus attacks Hornswoggle. Show goes after Sheamus and they fight on the outside and both are counted out. Big Show and Sheamus are both eliminated. Edge pins Truth after the Spear. R-Truth is the seventh man eliminated. Morrison comes in and goes for Starship Pain but Edge avoids it and hits the spear for the pin. John Morrison is the eighth man eliminated. Punk pins Del Rio with a backslide. Alberto Del Rio is the ninth man eliminated. Mysterio attacks Del Rio and gets back in the match. Mysterio hits the 619 and Springboard Splash on Punk to get the pin. CM Punk is the tenth man eliminated. Jackson comes in and attacks Mysterio. Mysterio gets him in the ropes and hits another 619 and Springboard Dive for the pin. Ezekiel Jackson is the eleventh man eliminated. Edge pins Miz after the Spear. Miz is the twelfth man eliminated. Edge and Rey Mysterio are the survivors. Edge, Mysterio, and Hornswoggle celebrate with the Bragging Rights Cup. Winners: Team Smackdown.
Match 7. WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett: John Cena is out with Wade Barrett. Before the match, Barrett tells Cena that if he loses the match, Cena is fired tonight. At one point, Barrett tosses Orton to the outside in front of Cena. Cena and Orton stare down but Cena doesn’t do anything. Orton gets back in the ring, Barrett goes out and stares down Cena. Barrett argues with Cena. The match continues and the ref gets knocked down. Barrett orders Cena to come in. Cena gets to the apron but Orton pushes Barrett into Cena and knocks Cena into the barricade. The rest of Nexus come down and attack Orton. Cena comes in and attacks them. Barrett argues with Cena. Cena tells Barrett that he doesn’t want to get disqualified. Barrett tries for the Wasteland on Orton but Orton fights out. Orton gets Barrett with the rope assisted DDT. Cena comes in behind Orton and hits the Attitude Adjustment on Barrett. The ref calls for the bell and disqualifies Orton. Cena did his part as Barrett did win the match, but not the title. Winner by dq: Wade Barrett.
After the match, Cena tries to give the title to Orton, but Orton hits him with the RKO. The pay-per-view ends with Orton posing with the title.