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Bragging Rights was a professional wrestling
Professional wrestling
Professional wrestling is a mode of spectacle, combining athletics and theatrical performance.Roland Barthes, "The World of Wrestling", Mythologies, 1957 It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, which mimic a title match combat sport...

 pay-per-view
Pay-per-view
Pay-per-view provides a service by which a television audience can purchase events to view via private telecast. The broadcaster shows the event at the same time to everyone ordering it...

 event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), that took place on October 24, 2010 at the Target Center
Target Center
The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is sponsored by Target Corporation. The arena has a capacity of 20,500 people. It contains 702 club seats and 68 suites....

 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was the second and final Bragging Rights
WWE Bragging Rights
Bragging Rights was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment , which took place on October 25, 2009 at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the final pay-per-view to take place at the Mellon Arena. It was the first Bragging Rights event...

 event. Seven matches took place at the event. This event received approximately 137,000 buys, which is lower than the 181,000 that last year's event received.

Background


Bragging Rights featured professional wrestling matches
Professional wrestling match types
Many types of matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, can be found in the form of performing art that is professional wrestling....

 involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines
Narrative thread
A narrative thread, or plot thread , refers to particular elements and techniques of writing to center the story in the action or experience of characters rather than to relate a matter in a dry 'All knowing' sort of narration...

 that were played out on World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) television programs. Wrestlers portrayed villains
Heel (professional wrestling)
In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. In non-wrestling jargon, heels are the "bad guys" in professional wrestling; the term heel coming from the term take to you heels, which means to run away which heel champions tend to do to avoid losing their titles.storylines...

 or heroes
Face (professional wrestling)
In professional wrestling, a babyface or face or in simple words, a fan favorite is a character who is portrayed as a heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analogous to villains...

 as they followed a series of events that build tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

The main concept of the show featured an interpromotional match featuring wrestlers from Raw
WWE RAW
WWE Raw ) is a sports entertainment television program for WWE that currently airs on the USA Network in the United States...

 against those of SmackDown for Bragging Rights with Team SmackDown going for their second Bragging Rights victory since their inaugural win last year. On the October 8 episode of SmackDown, The Big Show
Paul Wight
Paul Donald Wight, Jr. , better known by his ring name, Big Show, is an American professional wrestler and actor, currently signed to WWE on its Raw brand....

 was named the Captain of Team SmackDown. On the October 11th episode of Raw, six of the seven members of Team Raw qualified through winning matches, all of which included John Morrison, R-Truth
Ron Killings
Ronald Aaron "Ron" Killings is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He is currently signed to WWE working on its Raw brand. Since working for the company, he has been a one time United States Champion under the ring name R-Truth and a two time Hardcore Champion under the ring name K-Kwik...

, Santino Marella, Sheamus, the recently traded CM Punk
CM Punk
Phillip Jack "Phil" Brooks , better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and working on its Raw brand currently serving his second title reign as WWE Champion....

 and the team captain The Miz
Mike Mizanin
Michael "Mike" Gregory Mizanin is an American professional wrestler and reality television personality better known by his nickname and ring name The Miz. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its Raw brand...

. Following that, SmackDown also held qualification matches adding Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston
Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah , is a Ghanaian American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kofi Kingston. He is currently signed to WWE and works on its Raw brand where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with Evan Bourne as Air Boom...

, and the recently traded Edge. Hoping to prove himself, Kaval challenged the Big Show to earn a spot on Team SmackDown, Big Show stated that Kaval wouldn't last five minutes in the ring with him and accepted a 5 minute challenge. Kaval lasted the five minutes and earned a spot on Team SmackDown only to lose to Tyler Reks
Gabe Tuft
Gabriel Allan Tuft is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on its Raw brand under the ring name Tyler Reks...

 right after and lose his spot to him. On the October 18 episode of Raw, The Miz completed Team Raw by adding the returning Ezekiel Jackson as the 7th member of Team Raw.

The main rivalry from Raw involved the WWE Champion Randy Orton
Randy Orton
Randal Keith "Randy" Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is signed to WWE wrestling on its SmackDown brand...

 against Nexus
Nexus (professional wrestling)
The Nexus was a villainous professional wrestling stable in the professional wrestling promotion, WWE, that competed on its Raw brand. The group originally consisted of all eight rookies of NXT season one and shifted their roster several times throughout their existence...

 leader Wade Barrett in a match for Orton's WWE Championship
WWE Championship
The WWE Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in WWE. It is the world title of the Raw brand and one of two in WWE, complementing the World Heavyweight Championship of the SmackDown brand. It was established under the then WWWF in 1963...

 which included newly inducted Nexus member John Cena
John Cena
John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television personality. He is currently signed to WWE as a member of its WWE Raw brand....

 in Barrett's corner. The previous month at Hell in a Cell
Hell in a Cell (2010)
Hell in a Cell was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment that took place on October 3, 2010 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It was the second annual Hell in a Cell event. Like the 2009 event, the event featured the Hell in a Cell...

, John Cena had lost a match against Wade Barrett, due to interference by Husky Harris
Windham Rotunda
Windham Lawrence Rotunda is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE and is working as Husky Harris. Harris is competing in Florida Championship Wrestling , WWE's developmental territory....

 and Michael McGillicutty
Joe Hennig
Joseph "Joe" Hennig is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE and working on the Raw brand, under the ring name Michael McGillicutty. He previously wrestled at their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling...

, under the stipulation that Cena would join the Nexus upon losing. While attempting to destroy the Nexus from the inside, the Raw General Manager forced Cena to follow Barrett's orders because of the stipulations of the match or he would fire Cena. During a Battle Royal
Battle royal (professional wrestling)
In professional wrestling, a battle royal is a multi-competitor match type in which wrestlers are eliminated until one is left and declared winner...

 to determine the next number one contender to face Randy Orton. Cena, Barrett and the other members of the Nexus worked together to eliminate the other Raw Superstars, until only Cena and Barrett were left, Barrett ultimately won when he forced Cena to eliminate himself, thus making Barrett the number one contender. Upon winning, Barrett forced Cena to be in his corner during the match to ensure that Barrett wins the match.
Another rivalry from Raw was that of Dolph Ziggler
Nick Nemeth
Nicholas Theodore "Nick" Nemeth is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE performing on its Raw brand under the ring name Dolph Ziggler. He is the reigning WWE United States Champion...

 and Daniel Bryan
Bryan Danielson
Bryan Danielson is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE where he wrestles on its SmackDown brand as Daniel Bryan, and currently holds the SmackDown Money in the Bank briefcase, which enables him to have a World Heavyweight Championship match at any time of his choosing...

. On the October 18th episode of Raw, Bryan challenged Ziggler to an interpromotional match at Bragging Rights. Ziggler accepted the challenge and the match was made official. It was announced that the match would be non-title, with Ziggler being the Intercontinental Champion
WWE Intercontinental Championship
The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in WWE. It is the original secondary title of the promotion. Currently, it is the secondary championship exclusive to the SmackDown brand...

 and Bryan being the United States Champion
WWE United States Championship
The WWE United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship in WWE. It was originally a National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling championship, and is currently the secondary championship of the Raw brand....

.

The main rivalry from SmackDown involved the World Heavyweight Champion Kane
Kane (wrestler)
Glenn Thomas Jacobs is a Spanish-born American professional wrestler and actor better known by his ring name, Kane. He is signed to WWE, appearing on its SmackDown brand, but is currently inactive due to injury....

 against his (kayfabe
Kayfabe
In professional wrestling, kayfabe is the portrayal of events within the industry as "real" or "true". Specifically, the portrayal of professional wrestling, in particular the competition and rivalries between participants, as being genuine or not of a worked nature...

) half-brother The Undertaker in a Buried Alive match for the World Heavyweight Championship
World Heavyweight Championship (WWE)
The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in WWE. It is the world title of the SmackDown brand and one of two in WWE, complementing the WWE Championship of the Raw brand...

. At Hell in a Cell, Paul Bearer, who was with The Undertaker during the Hell in a Cell match against Kane, betrayed The Undertaker giving the victory to Kane once again. Two weeks later on SmackDown, Paul Bearer issued one more challenge to The Undertaker in a Buried Alive match. Later that night, The Undertaker accepted his match and taunted him with Kane's own pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound...

.

Another rivalry from SmackDown revolved around the Divas Championship
WWE Divas Championship
The WWE Diva's Championship is a unified professional wrestling championship in WWE. It is competed for by WWE Divas. The championship was created by WWE in 2008, and was introduced in storyline by then-SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero as an alternative to Raw's Women's Championship...

. Michelle McCool
Michelle McCool
Michelle Leigh McCool , is a retired American professional wrestler who is best known for her time in WWE.McCool originally worked as a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida. She joined WWE in 2004 after participating in the 2004 WWE Diva Search. In her initial on-screen role, she acted...

 and Layla
Layla El
Layla El is an English dancer, model and professional wrestler of Moroccan and Spanish descent. She is employed by WWE as a WWE Diva and appears on the SmackDown brand as Layla...

 were the self professed "Co-Divas Champions" heading into the event, where one of them would face challenger Natalya
Nattie Neidhart
Natalie "Nattie" Katherine Neidhart is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE on its SmackDown brand under the ring name Natalya....

. It was announced on the 22nd October episode of Smackdown that Layla would be the one to face Natalya at Bragging Rights, with the Divas Championship on the line.

Dark match


Prior to Bragging Rights coming on the air, fans in attendance were shown a live, untelevised match. Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) and Chavo Guerrero
Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
Salvador "Chavo" Guerrero IV also known as Chavo Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero, Jr., is a third generation Mexican-American professional wrestler and member of the famed Guerrero wrestling family who was well known for working with World Wrestling Entertainment and World Championship Wrestling...

 squared off in front of the live audience, in a contest which MVP won via pinfall.

Preliminary matches


The first live match on the card was between Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan in an interpromotional singles match. They started off going back and forth, with Bryan then gaining the upper hand and hitting Ziggler with serious offense. The live crowd were right behind Bryan throughout the contest. Ziggler started to come back into the match and he exerted some dominance over Bryan for a considerable amount of time. Bryan began building some offense and started hitting Ziggler with all sorts of kicks, much to the delight of the fans. Bryan hit a missile dropkick from the top rope and then scored a near fall on Ziggler. Dolph rolls Bryan up and scores a near fall of his own, before following up with another 2 count. Bryan counters the Zig Zag and then scores a near fall. Both men go to the top rope and Bryan gains an advantage by pushing Ziggler off balance. Ziggler counters a back suplex attempt by Bryan and scores yet another near fall. The crowd break into chants of "This Is Awesome". Bryan counters a sleeper hold attempt and then both men collide in mid air with both attempting a crossbody at the same time. Ziggler and Bryan then exchange punches, before Bryan nails him with a kick to the head. They then exchange a series of near falls before Ziggler gets the 3 count, only to realize Bryan got his foot on the bottom rope. The match continues and Ziggler locks in a sleeper hold. Bryan reaches the ropes and Ziggler has to break the hold. Bryan locks in the LeBell Lock out of nowhere and Ziggler has no choice but to submit.

The second contest of the evening was an impromptu tag team match, with the WWE Tag Team Championship
WWE Tag Team Championship
The WWE Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship in WWE. It was established as a second title for tag teams in WWE in 2002 to complement the original World Tag Team Championship...

 on the line. David Otunga
David Otunga
David Daniel Otunga is a professional wrestler and former reality television actor. He is signed to WWE, appearing on the Raw brand under his real name. He's a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion, having one reign each with Michael McGillicutty and John Cena. He was the runner-up on the first season...

 and John Cena were revealed by Wade Barrett as the opponents for Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre, with the titles up for grabs. Otunga and Rhodes started things off, before McIntyre was tagged in by Rhodes and he began working on Otunga. Rhodes was tagged back in by McIntyre, before another quick tag was made. McIntyre scored a near fall on Otunga. Rhodes was tagged back in by McIntyre, before Otunga tagged in Cena for the first time. Rhodes began working on Cena in the corner, before Cena countered and hit a vertical suplex. Rhodes tagged in McIntyre, who hit a Clothesline on Cena. McIntyre was hit with the 5 Knuckle Shuffle after Cena built up some offense and then Rhodes tapped out to the STF. Cena and Otunga are announced as the new Tag Team Champions. Cena hit Otunga with the Attitude Adjustment after the match and left with both tag titles.

The third match was also impromptu and not advertised prior to the event. Ted DiBiase
Ted DiBiase, Jr.
Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase Jr. is an American professional wrestler and actor signed with WWE, where he appears on its SmackDown brand...

 and Goldust faced off in a singles match, revolving around Goldust stealing the Million Dollar Championship
Million Dollar Championship
The Million Dollar Championship was a professional championship in WWE created by The "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. The Million Dollar Belt was designed by Terry Betteridge of Betteridge Jewelers in Stamford, Connecticut. The belt is gold plated, made with cubic zirconia, and has three tiny...

 from DiBiase, a few weeks before. DiBiase started off on top, before Goldust countered and got himself back into the contest. The match went to the outside briefly. DiBiase hits a Dropkick on Goldust and then gets a near fall. After Maryse
Maryse Ouellet
Maryse Ouellet is a Professional Glamour Model and a former professional wrestler, better known simply as Maryse. She most recently worked for WWE...

 and Aksana start scuffling outside the ring, Goldust is distracted and DiBiase hits a DDT for the victory.

The next match was for the WWE Divas Championship
WWE Divas Championship
The WWE Diva's Championship is a unified professional wrestling championship in WWE. It is competed for by WWE Divas. The championship was created by WWE in 2008, and was introduced in storyline by then-SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero as an alternative to Raw's Women's Championship...

 between Champion Layla and challenger Natalya. The stronger Natalya was in control at the start, but Layla countered and hit some offense of her own. Michelle McCool attempted to get involved and Natalya pushed her into the barricade. Layla attempts to escape and retain the title by countout, but Natalya dragged her back to the ring and McCool kicks Natalya in the head. Layla takes advantage and pins Natalya to retain the Championship.

Main event matches


The fifth contest of the evening was the Buried Alive match between Kane and Undertaker, with Kane's World Championship on the line. The match starts with both men battling on the entrance ramp and Undertaker gaining an advantage over his half brother. They continue to battle at ringside and Kane is sent flying into the steel steps. They then go into the stands through the crowd, with Undertaker still in control of proceedings. They fight briefly on the stairs and then go back out to the ring. Undertaker begins throwing chairs into the ring and Kane scrambles away when Taker picks one up. They go into the crowd yet again and Kane is still on the wrong end of a beating from Undertaker. As they go back out to ringside, Kane gets back into it and begins assaulting Taker with one of the steel chairs, hitting him with it several times on the back and neck. Kane hits two Chokeslams in a row on Undertaker. Kane drags Undertaker out of the ring and up to the burial site, located at the side of the entrance ramp. Undertaker regains some control and stops Kane before they get to the grave. Both men crawl up the mound of dirt until they are right next to the grave. They battle briefly at the burial site with both men at a stalemate. Kane tries to roll Undertaker into the six foot hole, but Taker locks in Hell's Gate and Kane passes out from the submission hold. Taker rolls a lifeless Kane into the grave and then turns his attention to Paul Bearer, who betrayed him three weeks before. Undertaker is ready to Chokeslam Bearer into the grave and then The Nexus come running out to make the save. Taker tries to fight them all off, but the numbers are too strong and they start beating him to the ground. Kane crawls out from the grave and smashes Undertaker over the head with the urn which causes Taker to fall into the grave and then buries him under a huge mound of dirt via the digger that is sitting next to the burial site. The bell rings and Kane has buried Undertaker alive, whilst retaining the World Championship.

The sixth match was the seven on seven Team Raw vs Team SmackDown elimination tag team match. Santino Marella is the first eliminated from Team Raw, when Tyler Reks pins him and gives SmackDown the one man advantage. Sheamus eliminates Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston
Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah , is a Ghanaian American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kofi Kingston. He is currently signed to WWE and works on its Raw brand where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with Evan Bourne as Air Boom...

 from Team SmackDown and that evens the numbers up. CM Punk
CM Punk
Phillip Jack "Phil" Brooks , better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and working on its Raw brand currently serving his second title reign as WWE Champion....

 and Rey Mysterio come in and reignite an old rivalry, working over each other for a couple of minutes. Alberto Del Rio takes out his own teammate Mysterio, sending him shoulder first into the barricade, which means it is now six on five in favor of Team Raw. John Morrison comes in and works over Jack Swagger briefly. Morrison hits Starship Pain on Swagger and eliminates him, making it six on four in favor of Raw. Sheamus comes in and eliminates Tyler Reks after hitting the Brogue Kick, making it six on three to Team Raw. Big Show
Paul Wight
Paul Donald Wight, Jr. , better known by his ring name, Big Show, is an American professional wrestler and actor, currently signed to WWE on its Raw brand....

 and Sheamus battle outside the ring, which leads to both men being counted out. It is now five on two to Team Raw, with Edge and Del Rio being the survivors for Team SmackDown. Edge eliminates R-Truth
Ron Killings
Ronald Aaron "Ron" Killings is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He is currently signed to WWE working on its Raw brand. Since working for the company, he has been a one time United States Champion under the ring name R-Truth and a two time Hardcore Champion under the ring name K-Kwik...

 after a Spear, which brings it down to four on two in favor of Raw. Morrison comes in and gets hit with a Spear by Edge also, which leads to Morrison being pinned and eliminated. It is now three on two in favor of Raw. Edge hits a DDT on Punk. Del Rio tags himself in and begins working on Punk. Del Rio is eliminated by Punk and it is three on one to Team Raw. Del Rio is retreating up the ramp, when Mysterio (who was never officially eliminated) comes out and rejoins Team SmackDown. This makes it three on two now, in favor of Raw. Mysterio gets tagged in and hits the 619 on Punk and pins him, making it a two on two match. Edge and Mysterio vs The Miz
Mike Mizanin
Michael "Mike" Gregory Mizanin is an American professional wrestler and reality television personality better known by his nickname and ring name The Miz. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its Raw brand...

 and Ezekiel Jackson. Mysterio hits the 619 on Jackson as well and then pins him, making it two on one in favor of Smackdown. The Miz is the sole survivor for Team Raw. Alex Riley sacrifices himself for The Miz, ensuring that Mysterio doesn't hit Miz with the 619. Mysterio tags in Edge who then hits The Miz with a Spear. Edge pins The Miz and Team SmackDown have overcome the odds and won the match. Edge holds the trophy aloft, alongside Rey and Hornswoggle, the mascot for SmackDown.

The seventh and final contest of the night was for the WWE Championship
WWE Championship
The WWE Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in WWE. It is the world title of the Raw brand and one of two in WWE, complementing the World Heavyweight Championship of the SmackDown brand. It was established under the then WWWF in 1963...

. Randy Orton was the Champion going into the match, defending against challenger Wade Barrett, who had John Cena in his corner. As per the stipulation, if Barrett doesn't win, Cena gets fired from WWE. They start off going back and forth, with Orton eventually establishing some control in the match. A loud chant of "Fire Cena" broke out at the start of the match. Orton scores a near fall after hitting Barrett with kneedrops to the head. Barrett comes back into and now Orton is on the receiving end of some offense. Barrett confronts Cena on the outside and Orton attacks Wade from behind, sending him sprawling to the ground. Orton smacks Barrett's head off of the steel ring steps, before rolling him back into the ring and getting another near fall. Orton locks in a chinlock and Barrett attempts to get back to a vertical base. They go to the outside again and Orton is sent shoulder first into the steel steps. Barrett gets a near fall on Orton, followed by another one. Barrett takes Orton back to the outside and smashes Orton's head off of the barricade. Barrett kicks Orton in the head, with Cena watching on. Orton is rolled into the ring and Barrett again gets a near fall. Orton builds some momentum of his own and attempts a second rope DDT on Barrett. Wade counters and shoves Orton directly into the referee, who is knocked to the outside of the ring. Barrett hits a huge Clothesline on Orton. Cena comes up to the apron, only to be knocked back off. Nexus hit the ring and because the referee is down, no one can stop them. Nexus continue to assault Orton and Cena gets up and clears the ring, minus Barrett and Orton. Cena tells Barrett he did it to stop Barrett being disqualified thanks to interference. Orton comes to and hits a Clothesline on Barrett, followed by a scoop slam. Orton hits the rope hung DDT at the second attempt. Unnoticed by Orton, Cena sneaks in behind him and then grabs Wade Barrett. Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Barrett and the match ends in disqualification, in favor of Barrett. Orton loses the match, but retains the title. Cena attempts to give Orton the Championship, only to receive an RKO from The Viper. The announcers explain that since Barrett won the match, Cena won't be fired from WWE. Orton poses with the WWE Championship as Bragging Rights goes off the air.

Results

# Results Stipulations Times
Dark Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Chavo Guerrero
Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
Salvador "Chavo" Guerrero IV also known as Chavo Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero, Jr., is a third generation Mexican-American professional wrestler and member of the famed Guerrero wrestling family who was well known for working with World Wrestling Entertainment and World Championship Wrestling...

Singles match Unknown
1 Daniel Bryan
Bryan Danielson
Bryan Danielson is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE where he wrestles on its SmackDown brand as Daniel Bryan, and currently holds the SmackDown Money in the Bank briefcase, which enables him to have a World Heavyweight Championship match at any time of his choosing...

 defeated Dolph Ziggler(with Vickie Guerrero
Vickie Guerrero
Vickie Lynn Guerrero is an American professional wrestling personality, manager, shifting authority figure and occasional wrestler. She is the widow of professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero, currently signed to WWE on its Raw brand...

)
Interpromotional
WWE Brand Extension
WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation and World Wrestling Entertainment , currently promotes its core business of professional wrestling through two "brands" named after their two major television shows Raw and SmackDown...

 Champion vs. Champion singles match
16:14
2 The Nexus (professional wrestling)  (David Otunga
David Otunga
David Daniel Otunga is a professional wrestler and former reality television actor. He is signed to WWE, appearing on the Raw brand under his real name. He's a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion, having one reign each with Michael McGillicutty and John Cena. He was the runner-up on the first season...

 and John Cena
John Cena
John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television personality. He is currently signed to WWE as a member of its WWE Raw brand....

) defeated Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre (c)
Tag Team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
WWE Tag Team Championship
The WWE Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship in WWE. It was established as a second title for tag teams in WWE in 2002 to complement the original World Tag Team Championship...

06:29
3 Ted DiBiase
Ted DiBiase, Jr.
Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase Jr. is an American professional wrestler and actor signed with WWE, where he appears on its SmackDown brand...

 (with Maryse
Maryse Ouellet
Maryse Ouellet is a Professional Glamour Model and a former professional wrestler, better known simply as Maryse. She most recently worked for WWE...

) defeated Goldust (with Aksana
Zivile Raudoniene
Živilė Raudonienė is a Lithuanian fitness model, bodybuilder and professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE, performing on their SmackDown brand under the ring name Aksana, and is training in Florida Championship Wrestling , WWE's developmental territory...

)
Singles match 07:29
4 Layla
Layla El
Layla El is an English dancer, model and professional wrestler of Moroccan and Spanish descent. She is employed by WWE as a WWE Diva and appears on the SmackDown brand as Layla...

 (c) (with Michelle McCool
Michelle McCool
Michelle Leigh McCool , is a retired American professional wrestler who is best known for her time in WWE.McCool originally worked as a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida. She joined WWE in 2004 after participating in the 2004 WWE Diva Search. In her initial on-screen role, she acted...

) defeated Natalya
Singles match for the WWE Divas Championship
WWE Divas Championship
The WWE Diva's Championship is a unified professional wrestling championship in WWE. It is competed for by WWE Divas. The championship was created by WWE in 2008, and was introduced in storyline by then-SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero as an alternative to Raw's Women's Championship...

04:45
5 Kane
Kane (wrestler)
Glenn Thomas Jacobs is a Spanish-born American professional wrestler and actor better known by his ring name, Kane. He is signed to WWE, appearing on its SmackDown brand, but is currently inactive due to injury....

 (c) (with Paul Bearer) defeated The Undertaker
Buried Alive match for the World Heavyweight Championship
World Heavyweight Championship (WWE)
The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in WWE. It is the world title of the SmackDown brand and one of two in WWE, complementing the WWE Championship of the Raw brand...

16:59
6 Team SmackDown (The Big Show (captain), Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Tyler Reks, and Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston
Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah , is a Ghanaian American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kofi Kingston. He is currently signed to WWE and works on its Raw brand where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with Evan Bourne as Air Boom...

) (with Hornswoggle) defeated Team Raw
WWE RAW
WWE Raw ) is a sports entertainment television program for WWE that currently airs on the USA Network in the United States...

 (The Miz (captain), R-Truth
Ron Killings
Ronald Aaron "Ron" Killings is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He is currently signed to WWE working on its Raw brand. Since working for the company, he has been a one time United States Champion under the ring name R-Truth and a two time Hardcore Champion under the ring name K-Kwik...

, John Morrison, Santino Marella, Sheamus, CM Punk
CM Punk
Phillip Jack "Phil" Brooks , better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and working on its Raw brand currently serving his second title reign as WWE Champion....

, and Ezekiel Jackson) (with Alex Riley
Alex Riley
Alex Riley is a TV and radio presenter.Born and brought up in Sheffield, Riley started performing with the city's Crucible Youth Theatre during which time he originated, and appeared in, dozens of sketches and devised pieces, as well as appearing in a number of plays and farces at the Library...

)
14-man Interpromotional Elimination Tag Team match 27:45
7 Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett is a retired American soccer player. He is currently an assistant coach at Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo-College:...

 (with John Cena) defeated Randy Orton
Randy Orton
Randal Keith "Randy" Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is signed to WWE wrestling on its SmackDown brand...

 (c) by disqualification
Singles match for the WWE Championship
WWE Championship
The WWE Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in WWE. It is the world title of the Raw brand and one of two in WWE, complementing the World Heavyweight Championship of the SmackDown brand. It was established under the then WWWF in 1963...

14:34
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match


14-man Interpromotional Elimination Tag Team Match
Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination Move Time
1 Santino Marella Raw Tyler Reks Burning Hammer 02:38
2 Kofi Kingston SmackDown Sheamus High Cross 06:52
3 Jack Swagger SmackDown John Morrison Starship Pain 13:07
4 Tyler Reks SmackDown Sheamus Brogue Kick 14:32
5 Big Show SmackDown N/A Counted Out 15:29
6 Sheamus Raw N/A Counted Out 15:29
7 R-Truth Raw Edge Spear 16:42
8 John Morrison Raw Edge Spear 17:09
9 Alberto Del Rio SmackDown CM Punk Back Slide 18:05
10 CM Punk Raw Rey Mysterio 619 followed by a Slingshot Splash 24:07
11 Ezekiel Jackson Raw Rey Mysterio 619 followed by a Springboard Splash 26:16
12 The Miz Raw Edge Spear 27:45
Winner: Team Smackdown (Edge and Rey Mysterio)

See also


  • List of WWE pay-per-view events
  • WWE Bragging Rights
    WWE Bragging Rights
    Bragging Rights was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment , which took place on October 25, 2009 at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the final pay-per-view to take place at the Mellon Arena. It was the first Bragging Rights event...


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