King Barrett & Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler & Neville
The match begins with Sheamus distraction Ziggler so Barrett can jump him from behind, Barrett places Ziggler along the top rope to pound on his back. Barrett gets Ziggler off the top rope by punting him in the midsection, Ziggler gains control by catching Barrett with a leaping DDT for a near fall. Barrett rolls outside of the ring as we go to commercial, the match resumes with Sheamus holding Ziggler in a chin lock. Ziggler breaks free and he runs right into the Irish Curse Backbreaker, Sheamus taunts Ziggler and Ziggler makes him pay by landing a superkick.
Ziggler tags in Neville and Neville cleans house on Barrett after he tagged in, Neville knocks Barrett out of the ring before landing a suicide dive. Neville brings Barrett into the ring to hit him with a springboard drop kick and standing shooting star press, Barrett recovers by kicking Neville in the rib cage. Neville avoids a Bull Hammer by nailing Barrett with a German suplex, Ziggler tackles Sheamus and they stumble to the arena floor. Sheamus winds up tossing Ziggler into the time keepers area, Neville sets Barrett up for the Red Arrow. Neville winds up getting distracted by Sheamus and Barrett nails him with a Bull Hammer for a three count.
Winners: King Barrett & Sheamus
WWE King Of The Ring Tournament Opening Round Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett
The match kicks off with Barrett jumping Ziggler and beating him up in the corner, Barrett gets the first pin attempt after catching Ziggler with a back elbow. Barrett gets a two count and then he attacks Ziggler with an elbow drop, Ziggler makes a comeback after kicking Barrett in the head and then nailing him with a dropkick that propels Barrett out of the ring. We return to action with Barrett holding Ziggler in a chin lock, Ziggler breaks free and he sends a charging Barrett shoulder first into the ring post. The competitors are both down and then Ziggler gets up first, which allows him to hit Barrett with a flying clothes line and corner avalanche. Barrett almost catches Ziggler with a Waste Land, but Ziggler counters by cracking him with a DDT for a near fall. Ziggler looks for a super kick and Barrett trips him up, Barrett propels Ziggler into the ring post before catching him with Waste Land for a near fall.
Barrett prepares to land a Bull Hammer, Ziggler avoids the move before clobbering Barrett with a super kick for a near fall. Sheamus comes out with a microphone and he shows a picture of Ziggler kissing his behind on the Titan Tron, Barrett catches a distracted Ziggler with a Bull Hammer to score a three count.
Winner: Bad News Barrett
Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus
Sheamus gets up and he charges at Dean and he only makes contact with the ring post, Sheamus slides outside the ring and Dean hits him with a suicide dive. Dean brings Sheamus back into the ring, only to get cracked with a back breaker by Sheamus for a near fall. Sheamus looks for White Noise and Dean counters with a roll up for a near fall, Sheamus trips up Dean and he locks him in the Cloverleaf. Dean eventually makes his way to the ropes after a long struggle, Dean rolls to the ring apron and Sheamus sets him up for the ten beats of the baron.
Dean breaks free to get to the top rope to hit Sheamus with a top rope elbow drop for a near fall, Sheamus rolls to the arena floor and Dean follows him out there. Dean attacks Sheamus until Sheamus cracks him with a Brogue Kick on the arena floor, Dolph Ziggler hits the ringside area and he attacks Sheamus to cause a DQ.
Winner: Sheamus (by DQ)
After the match: Sheamus escapes through the crowd to escape a furious Dolph Ziggler.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler is in the locker room and he is getting ready for his match against Seth Rollins.
Sheamus versus Zack Ryder
From out of nowhere, Ziggler with a Zig Zag and Ziggler checks on Ryder.
Winner: Sheamus (by disqualification)
Seth Rollins (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) versus Dolph Ziggler
Rollins with a kick and punch followed by more kicks and punches. Rollins with a punch and kicks in the corner. The referee warns Rollins and Ziggler sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and punches him and hits a neck breaker followed by a jumping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Ziggler clotheslines Rollins over the top rope and Ziggler also goes over the top rope. Ziggler sends Rollins into the apron and then he punches Rollins. Rollins kicks Ziggler when he gets back into the ring. Rollins misses a short arm clothesline and Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a wrist lock and he suplexes Rollins and Ziggler gets a near fall. Rollins blocks a drop kick and Rollins catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Ziggler falls over the top rope to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler punches Rollins but Rollins pulls Ziggler to the mat by the hair. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner. Rollins with a knee drop for a near fall. Rollins slaps Ziggler in the head and kicks him to show no respect to the Show Off. Rollins with a forearm to the back of the head. Rollins punches Ziggler and he hits a belly-to-back suplex and gets a near fall. Rollins punches Ziggler and kicks him. Rollins with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler tries to get to his feet and he succeeds. Ziggler with a jawbreaker to get out of the hold. Rollins runs into an uppercut and then Seth misses a Stinger Splash.
Rollins tries for another belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet. Ziggler with a clothesline and splash into the corner but Rollins with a shot to the midsection. Ziggler goes for the hesitation DDT and Rollins pushes him away. Ziggler hits a hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ziggler misses the Fameasser and Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler blocks a super kick but he cannot avoid an enzuigiri and Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins sets for the buckle bomb but Ziggler counters into a sunset flip for a near fall. Ziggler with a super kick and he gets a near fall. Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Ziggler gets up first and he waits for the Zig Zag, but Sheamus comes out and he distracts Ziggler. Rollins with a kick to the knee and a buckle bomb followed by a modified DDT for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Dolph Ziggler versus Adrian Neville
They lock up and Ziggler with a wrist lock but Neville rolls through and reverses and sends Ziggler to the mat. Neville with an arm bar. Ziggler with a drop kick and he goes for a wrist lock. Ziggler with an Irish whip and Neville floats over and kicks Ziggler. Neville with a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Neville with a reverse chin lock.
Ziggler with a hesitation DDT and he gets a near fall. We are back and Ziggler with a chin lock but Neville with punches. Neville sends Ziggler high into the air and he lands face first on the mat. Neville clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope and Neville with an Asai Moonsault onto Ziggler. Neville gets back into the ring to break the count. Neville goes onto the ringside barrier and he does a tightrope walk and hits a 450 splash onto Ziggler. Neville drags Ziggler back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Neville tries for a dead lift German suplex but Ziggler with elbows and he tries for a German suplex but Neville lands on his feet and he hits a drop kick. Ziggler with a super kick and Ziggler gets a near fall. Both men are down. Ziggler misses a Stinger splash and Neville with a kick.
Neville goes up top for the Red Arrow but Ziggler moves out of the way and Neville lands on his feet. Neville charges into the corner and Ziggler moves. Neville hits the ring post shoulder first and Ziggler with Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Sheamus attacks Ziggler and hits a Brogue Kick on Neville. Sheamus slaps Ziggler but Ziggler with a forearm and he punches Sheamus on the floor. Ziggler jumps off the announce table and connects with a forearm. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the ring post and he hits a Brogue Kick. Sheamus gets on the announce table and lets out a FELLA.
Daniel Bryan versus Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title
Bryan goes for the legs but Ziggler blocks it. They go for a Greco Roman knuckle lock while Barrett points out the champion did not defeat him. Bryan rolls through to get the advantage. Bryan works on the shoulder. Ziggler with a single leg take down but Bryan with a waist lock into a key lock. Bryan rolls through and he punches Ziggler. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler punches Bryan but Bryan kicks Ziggler in the head. They lock up and Ziggler with a head butt instead of a clean break. Ziggler punches Bryan. Bryan with kicks to Ziggler in the corner followed by a forearm. Bryan sets for the surfboard and Bryan adds a chin lock but Ziggler escapes the hold. Bryan with a European uppercut and then he kicks Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler with an Irish whip but Bryan flips out of the corner and Ziggler with a drop kick and they go over the top rope to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Ziggler drives Bryan’s head into the mat when he tried to escape a head scissors. Ziggler misses a Stinger Splash into the corner and Bryan with two running drop kicks into the corner. Bryan puts Ziggler on the turnbuckles for a super rana but Ziggler escapes and crotches Bryan. Ziggler goes up and Bryan escapes and he sends Ziggler into the ring post. Bryan with a belly-to-back superplex and he hits it. Bryan rolls over and gets a near fall. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan misses a round kick and Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Bryan tries for the Yes Lock but Ziggler counters into a jackknife cover for a near fall. Both man goes for a backslide and they try to jockey for position. Ziggler sends Bryan shoulder first into the post. Bryan runs into a super kick and Ziggler falls on top but can only get a two count. Ziggler with a punch from his knees but Bryan punches back. Ziggler and Bryan continue to exchange punches and it turns into head butts. Bryan with the flying knee for the three count.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match: Wade Barrett leaves the announce position and he hits Bryan from behind. Barrett winds up for the BullHammer but Sheamus’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring before Barrett can hit him. Sheamus checks on Bryan, but then when Bryan gets up, Sheamus gives him a Brogue Kick. Sheamus picks up Ziggler and kicks him in the corner. Sheamus slaps Ziggler. Ziggler punches back but Sheamus hits White Noise on Ziggler. Sheamus gives Ziggler a Brogue Kick.