WWE SummerSlam 2012: Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro Result
U.S. Title on the line in the preshow.
Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
August 19, 2012
YouTube Preshow - WWE U.S. Championship: Santino Marella (C) vs. Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana)
Cesaro say's he's great in five languages. Marella and Cesaro actually begin with WRESTLING/GRAPPLING moves. Cesaro gets tired of that and starts making it a physical brawl. Cesaro irish whips Marella, who shakes his ass as he bounces off the ropes. Cesaro knocks him down. Marella fires back. Cobra time. Cesaro attacks him from behind and kicks away the Cobra. Headbutts by Cesaro. Near fall. Scott Stamford and Matt Striker on commmentary, putting over the significance of Cesaro not having his sock. Modified crossface by Cesaro. European uppercut.
They're building this match around Marella trying to reach for his sock in the corner. Ridiculous, but it works. Cesaro rips up the sock and that fires up Marella. Marella is about to use the Cobra, but Aksana causes the distraction. Cesaro hits his modified cradle piledriver. Pin fall. Claudio Castognoli has made it.
Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro
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