Arena Reports 12/28 WWE results Pittsburgh, Pa.: Punk vs. Miz steel cage, Miz mic work, battle royal, Lawler, Cena vs. Kane
Dec 28, 2011 - 11:34:06 PM
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WWE Raw house show report
December 28, 2011
Report by Joe Mientus, PWTorch reader
WWE did indeed debut a new entrance set at Wednesday night's show. It consisted of a small stage and ramp, with a video screen and a smaller screen on both sides.
Howard Finkel introduced the show before being interrupted by The Miz. Miz went for the cheap heat immediately, declaring himself to be from the real sports city of Cleveland, Ohio. He then mocked Troy Polamalu's shampoo commercial and Hines Ward's success on "Dancing With the Stars" before being run off by R-Truth.
(1) Dolph Ziggler won a 10-man battle royal to earn a shot at the United States Title.
(2) Divas champion Beth Phoenix beat Eve to retain the Divas Title. Prior to the match, Finkel introduced The Bellas as the special guest referee and timekeeper. They attacked Eve after the match until a Penguins jersey-clad Kelly Kelly made the save.
(3) Alex Riley pinned Leo Kruger. Kruger cut a promo about how he expected better treatment as the most decorated African athlete in history.
(4) Jerry Lawler pinned Jack Swagger.
(5) Santino Marella pinned David Otunga.
(6) U.S. champion Zack Ryder beat Dolph Ziggler. The referee initially awarded the decision and title to Ziggler, but re-started the match after realizing that Ryder's foot was on the bottom rope.
(7) John Cena beat Kane via disqualification when Kane used a steel chair. After the match, Kane hit a chokeslam, but Cena recovered and hit the Attitude Adjustment.
[Intermission while the ring crew set up the steel cage]
(8) WWE champion C.M. Punk beat The Miz in a steel cage match after hitting the Go To Sleep.
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