Ringside: Cody Rhodes was shown applauding this sales pitch as Josh Mathews introduced the show. It's Mathews and Rhodes on the call this morning. Zack Ryder then interrupted to throw his headband into the ring for GM consideration. Ryder stated his case that he was Assistant GM on Smackdown for a cup of coffee and said he will make Saturday morning a party every week.
1 -- DAMIEN SANDOW vs. ZACK RYDER
Sandow and Ryder went back and forth before Sandow complained that Ryder pulled his hair. Ryder asked him if he's serious, bro, before Slam cut to an early break.
Coming back from break, R-Truth was shown talking to "Little Jimmy." This led to this week's Don't Try This At Home message.
Back in the ring, Sandow slingshot suplexed Ryder from the ring apron back into the ring. Rhodes called the move a "suhpley," utilizing the Gordon Solie pronunciation of suplex. Sandow followed with the Elbow of Disdain, which brought Rhodes to his feet to applaud Sandow. Ryder made a comeback, then wanted the Broski Boot, which brought Rhodes off his feet in a panic.
Before Ryder could attempt the Book, Rhodes distracted Ryder, then Sandow rolled up Ryder with a handful of tights for the win. After the finish, Mathews actually very passionately pointed out the cheating from the heels, which Rhodes tried to defend when he returned to commentary to gloat about his "good friend's" victory.
WINNER: Sandow at 6:12.
Up Next: A word from Booker T on the GM position. Plus, Cesaro vs. Gabriel in the main event.
Backstage: Damien Sandow was shown talking to Booker T. Sandow said his victory proved he is superior to that simpleton, so he should be named Slam GM. Zack Ryder then barged in and pointed out that Sandow cheated. Dolph Ziggler walked in and told them to hold up. Ziggler pitched him and A.J. Lee as co-GMs, setting off arguments. Natalya then walked in and said this show does need a woman's touch, but told A.J. that she's a little girl. Suddenly, R-Truth appeared. He said he needs to be the one running this show. Booker tried to calm them down until Daniel Bryan barged in. He said he is tired of listening to them. All of them got "No!" votes from him. Bryan said "The Dazzler" Daniel Bryan should be Saturday Morning Slam GM. "Yes!" he shouted. Booker had enough of this chaos and left his office.
Graphic: Pretty much everyone on the roster, even Paul Heyman, was included in a graphic as the voice-over man noted everyone wants to be GM.
Saturday Morning Spotlight: Antonio Cesaro. Using dark music and lighting, WWE painted a picture of Cesaro being an evil man who also utilizes brute strength to overpower his opponents.
In-ring: The U.S. champ was introduced for the main event. On commentary, Mathews noted Cesaro speaks five languages and started training at five-years-old. Cody Rhodes said there were no schoolbuses in Switzerland, which forced Cesaro to bike and run to school. Justin Gabriel, from South Africa, was introduced next for this international main event.
2 -- U.S. champion ANTONIO CESARO vs. JUSTIN GABRIEL -- non-title match
Gabriel tried an early armdrag, but Cesaro used his strength to block Gabriel mid-drag. Unique. Cesaro overpowered Gabriel, then taunted Gabriel, which bit him in the back, as Gabriel knocked Cesaro to the floor. Gabriel followed with a corkscrew splash that sent Slam to break.
[Commercial Break. Mid-break promo: Who Will Be Boss? The Slam GM Search continues next Saturday.]
Back from break, Cesaro executed a belly-to-belly suplex, but took his time showboating, which Rhodes actually pointed out, attempting to be objective being critical of a fellow heel. Cesaro continued to wear down Gabriel by focusing on his back, but Gabriel escaped with a bulldog. Legsweep put Cesaro on the mat into a standing moonsault from JG.
Gabriel then kicked Cesaro to the floor, where Gabriel attempted a springboard moonsault and he connected. To capture the move, WWE went to a unique underneath camera shot to show Gabriel's athleticism executing the move.
Back in the ring, Cesaro destroyed Gabriel with a surprise pop-up European Uppercut, which WWE cut away from to avoid scaring the kids with the impact of the move. Cesaro had enough of Gabriel and followed with the Neutralizer for a clean pin and the win. After the match, WWE replayed the great shot of Gabriel's moonsault before documenting Cesaro's comeback with the Neutralizer to get the win. After the replay, Mathews signed off as Cesaro celebrated in the ring.
WINNER: Cesaro at 8:33. The camerawork on Gabriel's springboard moonsault is worth going out of your way to see from this show. Overall, solid TV match. Gabriel appears to be ready for bigger and better things.
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