Ken Kennedy vs. Jeff Hardy.
The Intercontinental Title is not on the line. They locked up at the bell and there was a loud "Hardy" chant. Hardy took Kennedy down with a side headlock, but Kennedy got to his feet and backed Hardy into a corner for the break. Kennedy grabbed a hammerlock, but Hardy reversed it. Kennedy grabbed a waistlock, but Hardy broke out with a side headlock, then walked off the ropes to take Kennedy down with a side mare. Hardy tried to walk the ropes again, but Kennedy turned it into a back suplex for a two count. Kennedy grabbed a side headlock, but Hardy reversed it. Kennedy hit Hardy with some shots to the gut to break free. Kennedy whipped Hardy into the corner, then Hardy backdropped Kennedy to the apron. Hardy dropkicked Kennedy to the floor, then hit a top rope dive onto Kennedy on the floor.
Back in the ring, Hardy worked over Kennedy in a corner with punches, but Kennedy hooked Hardy's pants and yanked him through the ropes and to the floor. As Hardy got back into the ring, Kennedy hit a running kick to the head. Kennedy scored a two count, then applied a cravate. Hardy broke out and went for a backdrop, but Kennedy caught him with a DDT for a two count. Kennedy applied a chinlock on the mat. Hardy got to his feet and punched out of it, but Kennedy nailed a clothesline for a two count. Kennedy went to the second rope, but Hardy stopped him and hit some punches, then took him off the ropes with a top rope rana.
Kennedy and Hardy exchanged punches, then Kennedy kicked Hardy in the gut, but Hardy came back with a pair of clotheslines and a back elbow. Hardy hit a slingblade clothesline for a two count, then called for the Twist Of Fate. Kennedy shoved off the Twist Of Fate, but Hardy went right up the ropes and hit Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Kennedy hit Hardy with a kick, but Hardy nailed a mule kick. Kennedy slumped down in the corner. Hardy charged and went for his elevated kick off the ropes in the corner. Kennedy moved and Hardy crashed to the mat and Kennedy got the clean pin at the ten minute mark.
Winner: Ken Kennedy.
Michael Cole and JBL talked about MVP's opponents for the night, and Michael Cole voted for Kane.
Another Diva Halloween Costume segment. Michelle McCool (Eve from the Garden Of Eden, although she had way too much clothing on), Melina (Vegas Showgirl).
Mick Foley was about to be interviewed backstage by Anastasia, but JBL interrupted from ringside and had them play his "Vote For JBL" video. They went back to Mick Foley, who called JBL a "fathead" (he was standing between Undertaker and Batista "fathead" hangings). Foley put himself over to be voted in as referee.
U.S. Champion MVP vs. Kane, Mark Henry or Great Khali.
MVP made his entrance, as JBL commented how this was "wrong" and unfair to MVP. Todd Grisham was with Vickie Guerrero, and they put over the choices for the U.S. Title match. The three challengers were shown in the back. The winner was then revealed:
Great Khali: 24%
Mark Henry: 9%
MVP rolled to the floor at the bell, as he still had his T-Shirt on and needed time to take it off. MVP returned to the ring, avoided a Kane punch and hit a series of rights. Kane reversed a whip and hit a big boot to the face. Kane delivered a clothesline in the corner, then a second. Kane followed with a side slam for a two count. Kane went to the top rope, but MVP knocked his legs out and Kane fell gut first across the ropes. MVP kicked the midsection, as the announcers talked about Kane's recent rib injury. MVP pounded on the ribs, then drove his knee into them. MVP hit a running kick to the face for a two count. MVP applied an abdominal stretch and hit hammerfists on the ribs. Kane got his arm free and elbowed out. MVP hit some kicks to the ribs, but Kane grabbed an ankle pick and hit a series of punches and knees to MVP's kidneys.
Kane lifted up MVP and hit some knees to the midsection, then kicks. Kane stood on MVP's stomach and continued to kick him. Kane gave MVP a backbreaker, then applied his own abdominal stretch and pounded his midsection. Kane lifted MVP and rammed him in a corner. Kane hit a shoulderblock to the midsection, then another. Kane placed MVP on the ropes in the corner and punted him in the gut. Kane went to the floor and pulled MVP by his arm and leg so his ribs would be pulled against the ringpost. Kane broke the hold and MVP rolled to the floor as Kane got back in. MVP started to get back in the ring at a seven count, but then as the referee reached nine, MVP slumped back to the floor, taking the countout loss at the seven minute mark.
Winner via countout: Kane.
A Save Us 222 video aired.
A commercial for Survivor Series aired, and it did mention "team" matches. Of course, it also mentioned individual matches. Edge appeared in the commercial, noting he was "just a little bitter".
Another Diva Halloween Custom segment. Layla (cop), Kelly Kelly (she said "gangster" but was more dressed like a pimp).
A video package on the history between Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels aired. Wow, good thing Michaels won the voting. Randy Orton did an interview, saying that the fans made their choice, and now everyone "including Shawn Michaels, has to live with that choice".
WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels.
Orton entered first, then Michaels. They locked up and Michaels backed Orton into a corner for the clean break. They locked up again, and Orton hit a knee to the gut and some punches to the head. Michaels came back with a knee to the gut and some chops. Michaels went for a superkick, but Orton slid to the floor. Michaels hit a slingshot somersault senton onto Orton on the floor. Michaels rolled Orton back into the ring for a two count. Orton hit a forearm, but Michaels threw a chop. Orton grabbed a drop toe hold and then applied a front facelock. Michaels broke out and threw Orton shoulder first into the ringpost. Michaels then rammed the bad shoulder into the turnbuckles and hit some short-arm shoulderblocks. Michaels hit a drop down wristlock to wrench the arm, then yanked it several times with cross armbreakers. Michaels hit a hammerlock slam on the bad arm, then applied an overhead wristlock on the mat.
Orton managed to get to his feet in the hold and stomp Michaels in the head to break free. Orton hit some punches, but Michaels kicked him in the head, then delivered a hard kick to the bad arm of Orton. Michaels hit a back suplex, trapping the bad arm of Orton underneath. Michaels applied a side headlock while trapping the bad arm between his legs. Orton used a headscissors to break out, then hit some right hands. Michaels sidestepped a charging Orton and sent him over the top rope and to the floor. Michaels went outside and went for a punch, but Orton ducked it and hit a back suplex on Michaels, dropping him back first across the security wall at ringside. Orton rolled Michaels into the ring for a two count, then whipped Michaels hard into the corner. Orton stomped Michaels, but Michaels fought up with punches. Orton landed a standing dropkick for a two count.
Orton applied a rear chinlock with a body scissors. Michaels broke out, and Orton went for the dropkick again, but Michaels avoided it and Orton crashed to the mat. Michaels rolled up Orton for a two count. Michaels floated over a slam attempt, and tried for a German suplex, but Orton kept blocking it. Orton reversed into a back suplex, but Michaels shifted his weight and fell onto Orton for a two count. Orton caught a kick by Michaels, spun him around and hit a side backbreaker for a two count. Orton put Michaels on the top rope and hit some punches. Orton went for a superplex, but Michaels was fighting him. They jockeyed for position, and Michaels punched Orton to the mat. Michaels went for the top rope elbow, but Orton rolled out of the way. Orton began measuring Michaels for the RKO.
Michaels got to his feet and Orton went for the RKO, but Michaels countered it into a backslide for a two count. Michaels and Orton traded shots standing, and Michaels landed a flying forearm. Both men were down, and Michaels kipped up to a pop. Michaels hit a reverse atomic drop and decked Orton with punches. Michaels slammed Orton and went to the top rope, this time hitting the top rope elbow. Michaels set up for Sweet Chin Music. Michaels went for the superkick, and Orton dropped to his knees and punched Michaels in the groin, getting disqualified at the seventeen minute mark.
Winner via DQ: Shawn Michaels.
The announcers put over that Orton had intentionally got disqualified to save his title. Orton measured Michaels for a kick to the head, but as he went for it, Michaels moved and nailed Orton with a superkick, knocking him out.
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