In Ring: Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. Stephanie calls Dolph a failure and Dolph says that was a good one. Dolph says he was in the back listening and he could not take it anymore about people knowing that they need to understand his place. Dolph says his place is right here busting his ass for everyone. Stephanie says that Dolph is very Cena-esque with his pandering. She says that Dolph is good, but not that good. Dolph asks Stephanie is going to dare to fire him? How many times can they do that? Deep down inside, after being threatened with being fired, you realize there is nothing left to lose. He says he will not quit. He cannot take hearing Hunter running down the people. He says that him and Dean Ambrose are not failures. They were screwed by the System . . . your system. He had to say it. You can fire him, but he is not going to go away. Hunter says they are not going to fire Dolph because that is not good for business. They see the big picture and see that the people love Dolph Ziggler. It is because he is a lovable loser like all of you so you can relate. He says that you don’t have to be a loser. You are good . . . really good. You could be great but you don’t have the right people backing you up and giving you advice, you can get everything you want in life.
Dolph says he would not side with you or your egotistical, tyrannical, idiot wife if it was the last thing he could do. Stephanie slaps Dolph and she says she will give you hope. Do you want a match at Wrestlemania? You can have any match except for the WWE World Title Match, but you need to win one match tonight. You will have the hope but it will be yanked out from under you. You are not going to win, Stephanie says she will break his spirits until he is a shell of a man. Dolph says he does not care what type of match it is, he will take it. Stephanie says you will go one on one with Triple H.
Dolph Ziggler vs Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon) in a Non Title Match for a Chance for Dolph to have a Match at Wrestlemania Match
They lock up and Hunter with a side head lock and take down. Hunter with a shoulder tackle but Ziggler with a side head lock take down. Ziggler holds on to the side head lock. Hunter with a shoudler tackle. Ziggler with a hip toss and side head lock take down. Ziggler with a shoudler tackle and then he avoids a hip toss and gives Hunter a hip toss and then he takes Hunter down with a side head lock and he gets a near fall. Ziggler blocks a hip toss but Hunter with a knee to the midsection. Hunter tries for a suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he gets a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a back slide for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick and he gets a near fall.
Hunter with an elbow and Ziggler rolls to the floor. Hunter sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier and Ziggler holds his neck as we go to commercial. We are back and Hunter with a key lock. We see Hunter giving Dolph a gourdbuster onto the ringside barrier during the commercial break. Hunter with a Divorce Court to Ziggler for a near fall. Hunter kicks ZIggler in the ribs and then he sends Ziggler’s arm into the turnbuckles. Hunter punches Ziggler but Ziggler punches back. Hunter with a Harley Race Knee for a near fall. Hunter with another gourdbuster and Hunter follows with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Continue reading
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder are talking in the back and Stephanie McMahon stops by and Zack leaves. Stephanie says hello to Dolph and she thanks Dolph for talking down that tweet. Dolph brings up the Survivor Series in 2014 when he put the Authority out of power. Stephanie says she does not remember that because she is his boss right now. Dolph says that history tends to repeat itself. If Shane wins at Wrestlemania, the Authority is out of power forever. Stephanie says that Dolph is delusional to think that Shane can win. Stephanie says that Dolph will be in an elimination match against three members of the League of Nations and you don’t have a partner.
Dolph Ziggler versus Rusev, Sheamus, and Wade Barrett in an Elimination Match
Barrett starts off and tries to pull ZIggler into his corner but he does not succeed. Ziggler avoids Barrett until Wade kicks him and then Wade with a forearm to the back. Ziggler with a drop kick. Sheamus drops Ziggler on the top rope and Barrett with a Black Pool Boss Man Slam for a near fall. Barrett chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Barrett with knees to Ziggler while Ziggler is in the ropes. Sheamus tags in and he connects with forearms across the chest. Rusev tags in and he hits a running body block on Ziggler and he gets a near fall. Rusev wtih an elbow drop. Ziggler with punches but Rusev with a drop kick and he spins around. Barrett tags in and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and he puts Ziggler on top of the turnbuckles and Barrett with forearms to the back. Barrett with a running kick to the midsection and Barrett gets a near fall.
Sheamus tags in and he kicks Ziggler into the corner. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Sheamus with a clothesline. Sheamus with a splash into the corner followed by a running knee lift. Sheamus taunts Ziggler and pie faces Ziggler. Ziggler with punches and a head butt. Ziggler with a kick and hesitation DDT and both men are down. Barrett tags in and he runs into the ring post when Ziggler moves. Barrett holds his left shoulder while Ziggler gets back to his feet. Ziggler with clotheslines and then he hits a splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker. Rusev comes in and Ziggler wtih a kick and Barrett with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler wtih a super kick to pin Barrett. Ziggler with a super kick to Sheamus and Rusev breaks up the cover. Ziggler drops down and Rusev goes to the floor. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and Ziggler with a near fall. Ziggler misses a Fameasser and Rusev with a round kick. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.
Winners: Sheamus, Rusev, and Wade Barrett
Dolph Ziggler versus Miz
Ziggler with a front face lock and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with another near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick and splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler sets for a super kick but Miz blocks it and Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Ziggler with a snap mare. Ziggler with a splash into the corner but Miz with an Irish Whip that sends Ziggler sternum first into the turnbuckles and Miz with a rollup for the three count.
Dean Ambrose versus Kevin Owens versus Stardust versus Tyler Breeze versus Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title
Ziggler and Owens go to the floor while Breeze and Stardust work over Ambrose. Ziggler and Owens fight by the ringside barrier while Breeze chokes Dean in the ropes. Ziggler sends Owens into the announce table while Breeze and Stardust continue to punch Ambrose. Ambrose punches Stardust and sends Breeze to the floor. Ambrose with a clothesline and chop. Ambrose punches Stardust on the turnbuckles. Ambrose with a running back elbow after an Irish whip. Ambrose with a slam to Stardust while Owens and Breeze battle on the floor. Ambrose with a missile drop kick to Stardust and Owens with a forearm to the back of Ambrose’s head. Owens with a forearm to the head. Owens gets a near fall on Ambrose. Owens with a chop and punch in the corner. Owens with an Irish whip and Ambrose goes down after hitting the turnbuckles sternum first. Ambrose with forearms to Owens followed by kicks. Owens sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles. Owens with an Irish whip but Ambrose gets his boot up and then Owens charges at Ambrose and Ambrose ducks down.
Ziggler with a drop kick when Ambrose teases a dive to the floor. Ziggler with a splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker and elbow drop for a near fall on Ambrose. Ambrose clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope. Stardust with a Side Effect to Ambrose. Breeze takes care of Stardust, but Owens with a clothesline to Breeze. Owens sets for a power bomb and he looks at the floor and Owens power bombs Breeze onto Ziggler and Stardust. Ambrose with a kick and he sets for the double underhook DDT. Ambrose counters a pop up power bomb into a rana. Ambrose with a suicide dive onto Breeze, Ziggler, and Stardust. Ambrose with a neck breaker followed by an elbow from the top but Stardust pulls Ambrose to the floor and sends him into the ring steps. Continue reading
Kevin Owens versus Dolph Ziggler
Owens with a forearm and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Owens with a cannonball for a near fall. Owens kicks Ziggler and sends him into the turnbuckles. Owens with a crossface in the ropes. Owens punches Ziggler and Owens taunts him. Owens tells Cole to shut up. Owens with more forearms to Ziggler followed by a kick to the ribs. Owens stands on Ziggler’s chest and the referee warns him. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Owens with a forearm to Ziggler. Owens punches Ziggler in the face and he tells Ziggler that everything is funnier than him. Owens with a hard Irish whip and Owens bows. Owens gets a near fall. Ziggler escapes a slam and he applies a sleeper on Owens. Owens backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles but Ziggler holds on. Owens tries again and Ziggler holds on. Owens goes through the ropes to the floor and Ziggler releases the hold as we go to commercial.
We are back and Owens with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a jawbreaker and elbow to Owens. Owens with a back elbow of his own. Owens with a back senton for a near fall. Owens runs into a boot. Owens with a punch and Irish whip but Owens misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post. Owens with two flying clotheslines followed by a splash into the corner and neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler tries for the hesitation DDT but Owens pushes him away and Owens with a super kick for a near fall. Owens tries for the pop up power bomb but Ziggler leaps over Owens. Owens with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler hits the hesitation DDT and Owens hangs over the apron while Ziggler falls to the floor. Ziggler with a Fameasser to the floor. The referee gets to nine and Owens gets back into the ring. Ziggler regenerates and pops into the ring before ten. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and Owens tries for the cannonball but Ziggler moves and Ziggler with a rollup and the ropes for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler