As we return, Dolph Ziggler joins the commentary booth.
Matt Striker: "Great to see you, Dolph, and congratulations on your big win."
Ziggler: "Thank you, Matt, I appreciate it, though did anyone really doubt what the outcome would be? I certainly didn't. Big Show is not called the World's Largest Athlete as a compliment."
Cody Rhodes enters to his music as the commentators talk about Ziggler's match.
When John Cena's music hits though, Ziggler goes silent and scowls.
Rhodes and Cena lock up at the bell, and Cena uses his power advantage to get momentum and hit an emerald flowsion.
Cena holds Rhodes down with a headlock and exerts his size to put pressure on Rhodes' neck. Cena keeps control for about three minutes as Ziggler goes off on Cena for bullying the smaller Rhodes. "So much for Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect."
Rhodes pulls himself to the ropes and kicks Cena off of him. He taunts Cena as he gets up which causes Cena to run at him and hit a huge clothesline taking them both out, flying to the outside of the ring, as we head to commercial.
When we return, Rhodes has taken control after a wheelbarrow suplex into the barricade.
Rhodes controls the action for a while with some submission holds including a figure four leg lock. Cena fights out for a monstrous belly to belly suplex. As Rhodes tries to recover, Cena hits a throwback and preps for the Five Knuckle Shuffle.
As he comes off the ropes though, Rhodes gets up and hits a dropkick. He heads to the top for a crossbody. Just as he jumps, Cena recovers and grabs him going for the AA.
Realizing where he is, Rhodes squirms out and gives Cena a hard kick to leg. He positions Cena for the Cross Rhodes and hits it!
As the referee begins to count, Ziggler runs over and gets Cena's foot on the bottom rope. The referee hits for three and is about to signal for the bell; however, Ziggler yells at him to look at Cena's leg. The referee sees that Cena's foot is on the bottom rope and calls off the count.
Rhodes loses it in frustration, as he doesn't know why he didn't win (he did not see Ziggler move the foot). In anger, Rhodes begins to stomp on Cena, taunting him with a You Can't See Me. He grabs Cena and tries to lift him up for his own AA, but Cena reverses the move. He grabs Rhodes and hits the AA for three.
Tony Chimel: Here is your winner, John Cena."
Josh Matthews: "I cannot believe we just saw Ziggler help Cena. Why would he help Cena of all people?"
Matt Striker: "Perhaps, it was strategy for next week. I don't know yet. Wait..."
As John Cena is celebrating, Ziggler runs in with a steel chair and bashes Cena hard across the back of the head. He hits him several times then lifts Cena up and delivers the Zig Zag.
As Cena lays there, Ziggler grabs a mic and walks back inside to stare down Cena as he lays on the ground.
"I don't know if you would have lost without my help, John, but I was not going to sit by and let an opportunity like this pass me up. Let's face it, John. You are the biggest star in the WWE. No one gets to the top without dealing with you at one point or another. I realized after you got in my way earlier tonight that there was only one man I wanted to face on my way to becoming a WWE Champion for the first time. I don't care about beating Cody Rhodes, The Miz, Big Show, or even CM Punk. I want to beat you, Cena. I want the whole world to know that I did not become a champion because of a fluke.
I have competed for months now as a "former World Champion" yet no one gives me any respect. They all say I didn't deserve to hold the title because I won it on a technicality. They say that I don't belong in the same league as any former World Champion. You wouldn't know what that feels like though, would you? You're the poster boy. You are the main event. You have been given opportunity after opportunity. Well, that all ends now!
I am no longer a caddy for a racially confused wimp. I am no longer a cheer leader dressed in all green. I am not the man who has to introduce himself to everyone on the roster. I am not even the same man who won the World Heavyweight Title in January."
He grabs Cena as he is standing up and hits him with a superkick. He then grabs Cena's head and says, "My name is Dolph Ziggler, and I am the man who will finally put you down."
He drops Cena, and the credit rolls as Ziggler stands over a hurt Cena.