The Miz's promo technique has improved quite a bit, particularly in regards to pacing and his use of the audience. Opening with Riley and Miz was appropriate given their history. R-Truth coming out was a nice spot, and the reversals Miz and Truth had was nice filler.
Rhodes and Gabriel came out and the ring began to fill up. Gabriel had a few nice spots before Primo came out. Miz eliminated Truth. Afterwards, Miz was pulled out and ate a Lie Detector from Truth, but he wasn't eliminated.
Foley(!) came out and eliminated Primo. Foley took issue with Rhodes and gave him the double underhook DDT. Ricardo coming out was hilarious. Doubly nice touch with the junker car. Ricardo and Foley teamed up to eliminate Gabriel. Cue Santino for a comedy break continuance.
The pacing of the match has been good thus far. A key was getting The Miz out of the ring for now. Santino put Ricardo over before Cobra and Mr. Socko posed off. Epico came out at #10, ate a Cobra, swallowed Mr. Socko and was put out of his misery.
Miz returned and Cody returned to this planet and both Santino and Foley were eliminated. Nice segment. Kofi came out and nailed a double Boom Drop before the numbers took over. Lawler came out from behind the announcing table at #12. Jerry abused both Miz and Rhodes. Rhodes finally ended Lawler's dream. The Miz continues to be a snake.
Ezekiel came out and beat on everyone in the usual big man schtick. Jinder came out at #14 as the ring began to fill up again. Jackson began calling out Jinder Mahal. Both men tangled while the crowd broke into a "USA! USA!" chant. Jinder nailed a few spots before Khali(!) came out at 15.
Khali eliminated Jinder in short order. Ezekiel banged on Khali who no sold the hits and eliminated the "Personification of Domination." Hunico came out to a new theme at #16. Hunico hit a few spots before running into Khali. Booker came out at the next entrant. Booker hit a few spots before running into Khali. Having both Lawler and Booker in the rumble was a nice twist.
Kofi ate some offense from Miz and was almost eliminated before doing a handstand and hand walked back to the steps. Probably the spot of the match and a creative use of the rules.
Dolph came out next and entered the morass of humanity. Duggan came out at #19 and went on a tear while the crowd again chanted "USA! USA!" before being eliminated by Rhodes. The pacing of the match is still nicely done.
Booker and Khali both got eliminated with some help from Ziggler. Cole came into the ring at #20. Cole hammed it up with his singlet and danced around a bit. Kharma came in at #21 and put me out of my misery by taking it to Cole. Cole stepped over the rope and Booker tripped him up.
Kharma nailed her finisher on Ziggler and eliminated Hunico before being eliminated by Ziggler. Sheamus rushed to the ring at #22 and took out Kofi. Road Dogg came out at #23 and hit his signature spots. The crowd broke into a "You still got it!" chant. Jay Usos came out and did the usual thing.
The United States Champion Jack Swagger tore into the ring and his few key spots, including a nice slam on Sheamus. The "fodder" began to build in the ring for the "go home" segment at this point. Miz and Rhodes have both been impressive in this match. Ziggler eliminated his fair share as well. Barrett came out to some new tunes at #26.
Barrett hit a back kick on Road Dogg and threw him over the rope before taking issue with Sheamus. Ziggler hit a nice move on the Jay before Otunga came out to the ring. Orton came out at #28 and started beating on Barrett. Orton teased an RKO before being jumped by Rhodes. Rhodes ate a rope-hung DDT for his trouble.
Orton cleared one of the Usos from ring, RKO'd Barrett and tossed him over. The lights went dark and Jericho came out at #29. Jericho hit a few spots and tossed out Otunga. Big Show came out at #30 for the usual spot of the final big man and helped Sheamus eliminate Swagger. Swagger pushed Big Show and ate a W.M.D. for his trouble.
Big Show eliminated Miz and Rhodes at the same time, then tossed Ziggler out as well. Sheamus, Y2J, Orton and Big Show are the final four. After the stare off, they all collided. Big Show chokeslammed Y2J before eating an RKO from Orton. Orton eliminated Big Show before Y2J eliminated Orton.
Jericho and Sheamus faced off. Jericho pointed at the WrestleMania 28 sign and they locked up. Sheamus overpowered Jericho. The two exchanged a few moves before Jericho was teased as going over. Jericho fought off Sheamus and hit a missile dropkick on the Irishman.
The crowd broke into a "Y2J! Y2J" chant as Sheamus came to. Sheamus nailed an Irish Curse and teased a High Cross before Y2J slithered out. Jericho attempted to push Sheamus out before being fought off.
Sheamus hit a flying shoulder block on Jericho and tried to put Y2J over. Jericho dodged a Brogue Kick and locked Sheamus into the Walls of Jericho. Jericho let Sheamus out and attempted to clothesline Sheamus. Sheamus dodged it.
Good final segment between these two. The two took their struggle to the top turnbuckle and fell off. Both Sheamus and Jericho held on. Jericho hit a Codebreaker on Sheamus before going for a cover? Nice botch.
Jericho began to dominate Sheamus and tried to get the big Irishman over. Sheamus fought him off. Jericho slapped Sheamus repeatedly which angered Sheamus. Sheamus caught Jericho's Codebreaker and put him over the rope. Jericho held on for dear life before Sheamus nailed a Brogue Kick to finish him off.
Nicely paced match with some great ring work in the final segment.