Pair of Aces
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With a partnership forged by the fires of mutual respect, World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly proved once again that they can withstand the heat.
Last week, the pair captured the World Tag Team Championship from Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch during Raw's 15th Anniversary Spectacular. As if to reinforce that victory, Rhodes and Holly met the challenge of the Southern-fried duo again this week. After a series of mistakes by the former champions, Rhodes managed to lay Cade out for the three-count, assuring that he and Holly will be polishing the championship gold for at least a while longer.
Like a couple of outcast exchange students roaming the halls of high school, Carlito and Santino Marella were bound to find each other. The Italian Stallion and the Caribbean Bad Apple joined forces Monday night and made an immediate impact by defeating former two-time Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick.
Naughty and Nice
Mickie James, Maria, Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool took on Melina, Jillian, Layla & Victoria in a Santa's Little Helper Tag Match on Monday, giving guys eight more gifts to put on their wish lists. In the end, Mickie James earned the pin for her team.
Suits vs. Skins
At the behest of a despondent Mr. McMahon, who was seething over his humiliation at Raw XV, Triple H was forced to battle both William Regal & Jonathan Coachman in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. Despite the odds, The Game disposed of the "suits" by administering a Pedigree to a woeful Coachman. Video
Knowing his next time in the ring could be his last, the legendary Ric Flair proved again that he's not ready to throw in the towel. The resilient "Naitch" faced off against Umaga and defeated the Samoan Bulldozer by count-out. Story | Video
In an explosive tag team match, Jeff Hardy & Shawn Michaels battled Randy Orton & Mr. Kennedy. In what may be a sign of things to come in their title match at the Royal Rumble, Hardy dropped the Swanton Bomb on the WWE Champion for the win. Story | Video