The music of the UK hits, and Wade Barrett strolls out to loud boos from the capacity crowd in Phoenix. Barrett laps it up, and poses on the ramp, pointing to the British flag on his shirt, and pointing to the words 'The UK' on the top of the shirt. He gets in the ring, microphone in hand, and laughs at Cody, who is furious at Wade for coming out here. Wade looks around as the boos continue to rain down on him, as he brings the microphone to his lips.
Wade: Well, look what we have here. As per usual with all you yanks, you seem to think the whole world revolves around you and what you, collectively as a nation, has to say for yourselves. There are a number of reasons that I am proud to say I'm from the United Kingdom, and not from this God for saken country. Before I address you Rhodes, why don't I delve into a couple of reasons why I hate each and every one of you here tonight, and why I hate America.
The crowd boos loudly, and Cody goes to interrupt, but Barrett cuts him off.
Barrett: Rhodes, I let you talk for quite a bit, so why don't you do the respectful thing and get out of my face when I am addressing the public? Anyway, first off....you have so many ridiculous stereotypes about other countries, it's actually quite shocking. Whereas we in Great Britain are sophisticated in our knowledge of other countryâ€™s' traditions and values, you in America have ridiculous thoughts about what other countries are like, and what the people there are like. For example, you seem to think all Irish men and women are drunkards, and when you find out Sheamus isn't a laughing, dancing, drinking, cheerful Irishman who says 'Top of the mornin' to ya!' when greeting you, you seem to jump to the conclusion that he isn't a true Irishman then. Bollocks! You people are ignorant, and idiotic!
The crowd erupts with boos, but Barrett continues, unshaken
Barrett: Us in England, you seem to think we're snobbish, formal, drink tea and live in castles all our lives, not working and having thousands of servants to do our will. It really it pathetic that you actually think these ludicrous that you actually believe these things. For God's sake, even last week, Kurt Angle, an Olympic hero, told McIntyre to represent his country by wearing a kilt! Shows how ignorant he is too. But that's not the worst of it. You know why I REALLY hate and detest all of you? It's because you seem to be under the illusion that America is the best, The US is the greatest. America is #1! You want to know what America is #1 in? Let me rattle off a few things here.....#1 in Total Crimes, CO2 Emissions, Teen Pregnancy Rate, Divorce Rate, Plastic Surgery numbers, Prisoners and McDonald's Restaurant. These are not my opinions, these are straight up facts. And yet you people have the gall to sit on your fat backsides, chant USA! All day, every day, and still think you're the greatest? Come on!
The crowd begins to chant USA! And Barrett laughs
Barrett: This is what I mean.....Idiots! Anyway, my rant is over, I can now move onto to the action in the ring, and more specifically...Summerslam! At Summerslam, it will become obvious that the UK is not just another throwaway group that will last a couple of months. This group is, to coin a popular wrestling catchphrase, FOR LIFE! This group is the most feared and dominant group in WWE History. This group will go down in the annals of time as the GREATEST group of all time! Because at Summerslam, we will each defeat our American opponents. Sir Regal, McIntyre and Sheamus WILL defeat your US buddies in 6 daysâ€™ time, I have the upmost faith in that result coming through for us, once again proving why UK is better than US. Now, on to the match we've been waiting for...Rhodes vs. Barrett! And onto the man who has been talking and talking about each member of the UK....Cody Rhodes
The crowd cheer for Cody, who nods.
Barrett: Rhodes, how dare you, HOW DARE YOU, speak of my colleagues like you have done tonight, the way you have insulted each and every one of these noblemen. Drew McIntyre is one of the most accomplished wrestlers I have ever known, and the way you talk down to him like you're some kind of demi-God is quite frankly, disgusting! Also, how dare you even mention Sir Regal's name. You are not fit to kiss his foot, you swine! Sir Regal is perhaps the greatest wrestler I've ever known, and the reason he hasn't won a World Title here....quite simply, because he isn't American, because he is sophisticated, because he talks in a way you yanks cannot comprehend. As for your comments on Sheamus, again, you have no right to even utter that man's name. He is a great Champion, a former WWE Champion I might add, something which you have not come close to achieving, and something you never will achieve!
The crowd burst into more boos, and they chant Cody's name over and over
Barrett: Chant for you American Hero all you want, it simply will not change the fact that in six daysâ€™ time, I WILL defeat him! And now onto your comments about yours truly....I have never achieved anything? Please, I have already achieved more than you and I haven't even started! Let me rattle of a few accolades for you Rhodes....Two time Intercontinental Champion, Bare Knuckled Champion, masterminded the most shocking debut and run in WWE History, before I was dragged down by others. I was on the verge of becoming WWE Champion before John Cena screwed me over. I nearly ended one the most influential men in the company at that time, Randy Orton's career! So don't come out here, talking rubbish like that!
The crowd explodes with boos for Barrett, who takes it all in, milking the hate
Barrett: The Nexus was more talented than the UK? Don't make me laugh! Between us in the UK, we have won 3 World Titles, 5 IC Titles, 1 US Title, and Multiple Tag Team Gold. The Nexus? If it wasn't for me, The Nexus would never have existed, and those men you mentioned, never would even be in the WWE, without me! Youâ€™re right on thing though Cody, someone won't leave Summerslam conscious, and that's you, Black and Angle! You see Cody, just like Sheamus, I don't need anyone's help to defeat you, and let me tell you this now; I will defeat you in a mere 6 days. Cody, don't kid yourself. You know as well as I do, you cannot stop what has already started here, the Revolution, the uprising against the norm, and the assumption that American's are the best. But don't get me wrong Cody; Summerslam isn't the end by any stretch of the imagination. It is, in fact, only a sign of things to come for you, for the WWE, and for America! Thank you for listening, and God Save the Queen!
Barrett throws the mic down and the two men square up to each other, as the crowd chants Cody's name, and they go nuts!
*The camera cuts backstage where Eve and Teddy are shown in their office watching the opening segment. Eve then turns towards Teddy and the camera moves with her as she begins to speak.*
Eve: *Turns to Teddy* I donâ€™t know how you feel Teddy, but I for one canâ€™t wait for this match at SummerSlam. I mean both these men have been so good here, why donâ€™t we raise the stakes? I think they deserve it.
*Eve looks at Teddy who just peers back at her without an expression or word.*
Eve: How about the winner of their match becomes the number one contender to the WWE Title! We are going to need a new contender regardless if there is a match at SummerSlam or not. So how does that sound Teddy?
*Teddy peers at Eve and then responds*
Teddy: That sounds fine.
Eve: Good then its official Cody Rhodes versus Wade Barrett at SummerSlam for the number one contender spot to the WWE Championship
*Eve smiles at Teddy and then turns back to the monitor where Rhodes and Barrett are staring each other down*
JR: The stakes just got higher folks! Not only will these two men fight each other out of hatred, they will now fight for the right to be number one contender for the WWE Championship!
King: This is great for the United Kingdom; it will make it that much easier to add the WWE Championship to their stable, which already has the United States Championship. The UK really was telling the truth when they said they would capture every title!
JR: Donâ€™t count out Cody Rhodes; he has vengeance on his mind, but with these stakes, Rhodesâ€™ lifelong dream of becoming WWE Champion could be that much closer! Stay tuned, because when we get back, the three members of the RAW tag teams taking part in this Sundayâ€™s number one contender Battle Royal will square off.