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Mojo Rawley def. Curt Hawkins (Kickoff Match)

PHOENIX – Curt Hawkins has thrown so much shade at Mojo Rawley, it’s a wonder the former professional football player doesn’t have a serious vitamin D deficiency. Hawkins recently began antagonizing Rawley due to his close friendship with New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski. And just like the Patriots’ historic Super Bowl comeback, Mojo also appeared to be on the ropes when he shocked the crowd inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena and scored a victory over Hawkins in dramatic fashion at Elimination Chamber.

Even without the ringside support of an injured Zack Ryder, his tag team partner (and, interestingly enough, Hawkins former tag team partner), Mojo quickly found his groove, leveling his opponent with several brutal lariats. Hawkins, however, would not be discouraged. After distracting the referee, Hawkins raked the eyes of his rival and put him on his back for the count of two. Hawkins offense looked impressive. That is, until Mojo rallied and crushed Hawkins jaw with a jarring right fist. He then lifted his opponent and slammed him with authority before moving in for the three-count.

Will Mojo’s impressive win finally convince Hawkins to rethink his toxic talk? Probably not, but we suspect Mojo would be more than happy to continue forcing his nemesis to face the facts.