TLC: Santino & Kozlov vs. Nexus (WWE Tag Team Titles)
Dec 19, 2010 - by Adam Martin
WWE Tag Team Championships
Santino & Vladimir Kozlov (c’s) vs. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel w/ Nexus
We start with Santino and Gabriel. Gabriel takes down Santino quickly. Santino with a big hip toss. Santino dodges a trip and takes down Gabriel with a big right hand. Tag to Slater. Santino with a headlock takedown on Slater. Slater with some big right hands. Santino sends Slater into the corner and tags in Kozlov. Kozlov tosses Slater across the ring and levels with with a big boot. Kozlov with a headbutt and fallaway slam on Santino. Kozlov sends Slater into the side of the ring on the outside and tosses him back in. When Kozlov gets in, Husky Harris gets in a chop block as the referee is distracted. Tag to Gabriel who lights up Kozlov with a big kick to the back. Santino is firing up the crowd. Gabriel cuts off a hot tag. Tag to Slater who dropkicks Kozlov in the face. Slater with a cheap shot to Santino. Kozlov with a big headbutt sending Slater flying back. Hot tag to Santino as Slater tags in Gabriel. Santino with a big hip toss on Gabriel and a stunner. Santino has the cobra ready. McGillicutty interferes taking out Santino and the referee sees it calling for the bell.
Winners via DQ & still WWE Tag Team Champions: Santino & Vladimir Kozlov
After the match, Nexus start beating up Santino and Kozlov. Wade Barrett walks down with a steel chair in hand and gets in the ring. Kozlov is held up and Barrett hits him with a chair shot to the gut and back. Barrett does the same when Santino is held up.
A revamped “Please don’t try this at home” promo airs.
A promo for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 airs.
Back live, we see highlights of the last match. Striker talks about how this was a clear message to John Cena later tonight.
* Sheamus vs. John Morrison in a Ladder match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship is up next.