Category: Match Results
Dolph Ziggler versus Rusev (with Lana) in a Non Title Champion versus Champion Match
Rusev backs Ziggler into the corner and he kicks and punches him. Ziggler with punches but Rusev with shoulders in the corner. Rusev with a kick to Ziggler. Ziggler with punches but Rusev with a back elbow and Ziggler is down. Rusev with elbow drops to Ziggler and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a chin lock and the arm trapped.
Ziggler gets back to his feet and he hits a jawbreaker to get out of the hold. Ziggler with an uppercut and he tries for the hesitation DDT but Rusev pushes him away. Ziggler with a drop kick and hesitation DDT for a near fall. We are back and Rusev with a splash to the back and Ziggler falls to the apron. Rusev returns to the chin lock with the arm trapped. We see exclusive footage from the app of Rusev catapulting Ziggler into the ring post. Ziggler with punches and another jawbreaker to get out of the hold. Ziggler drops Rusev on the top rope twice.
Ziggler goes up top and goes for a cross body but Rusev catches him. Ziggler lands on his feet on a Fallaway Slam. Ziggler with an uppercut and missile drop kick to Rusev. Ziggler leaps into the corner but Rusev pushes him away before Ziggler can connect with more punches. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler holds his knee while he struggles to get back to his feet. Ziggler lands on his feet on a belly-to-back attempt and then Ziggler has a super kick blocked. Rusev pushes Ziggler down and he misses a splash. Rusev walks into a super kick and Ziggler gets a near fall.
Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Rusev holds on to the ropes. Rusev with a kick to the knee and then he sends Ziggler shoulder first into the ring post. Rusev kicks Ziggler and the referee tries to pull Rusev out of the corner but he does not before the referee makes the five count and he calls for the bell.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (by disqualification)
After the match, Rusev screams and he puts Ziggler in the Accolade while Ziggler is in the ropes.
Seth Rollins interrupts Hulk Hogan and he comes out with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble.
Seth mentions the Immortal Hulk Hogan. He says Hogan is a champion. He is a Hall of Famer. He is the physical embodiment of Wrestlemania. Seth says he wanted to come out here and shake Hogan’s hand. With all of those accomplishments, they might call him the Seth Rollins of the 80’s. Seth says that he wanted to tell Hogan from the bottom of his heart, thank you. Hogan is one of the reasons he got into this business. Hogan does not belong in this ring any more. This ring belongs to him. If you don’t mind . . .
Hogan says that he does mind. Unlike the Authority, he has the power and he is running Smackdown, brother. Seth says that this place has been in the dumps since the Authority has been ousted from power. Seth says you take two of the smartest business people that he knows, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Two people who have the guts to make the tough decision and who will do what is best for business and replace it with a carnival side show like Hulk Hogan.
Seth says that he realizes that Hogan is a legend, but Hogan has no business in his business. As the undisputed future of the WWE, he tells Hogan that this is his business. Seth says that if Hogan is going to be the general manager, why not do something worthwhile like telling the entire WWE Universe who is going to lead this company into the future. Why don’t you, tell everyone that the future of the WWE is Seth Rollins. When you are done endorsing him, you can realize it is almost 2015 and you can take your ass out of this ring.
Hogan says that it is starting to feel as if Rollins might not even make it out of this ring. He says that he doesn’t know if Rollins is the future. Seth says that he is Mr. Money in the Bank and the standard bearer of the WWE. Hogan says that he can think of a few people who can be the future. How about the guy who beat him at Survivor Series and on Raw last week, Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler comes out and he thanks Hogan for the invite and it is humbling to hear from Hogan that he is the future. Dolph says Seth is right. Seth is the future.
Seth thanks Dolph. Dolph says that is all Seth talks about. Why doesn’t he leave the ring and the WWE and then not show your face for the next ten years. Seth says Dolph is not a big picture type of guy. Dolph doesn’t understand that the future is a popularity contest. He should do everyone a favor by curb stomping Dolph’s face into the mat in front of Dolph’s idol. He asks Hogan how does that sound. Dolph says he has been curb stomped before but he keeps getting back up. He wants to know what Seth wants to do right now . . . brother. Big Show’s music plays and he comes out and says that he appreciates how Seth is the architect to get things done. However, there are times when you have to use force to get things done. He is going to knock out Hulk Hogan and then as a bonus, he is going to knock out Dolph Ziggler. Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way through the crowd and to the ring. Roman tells Big Show not to come through them ropes unless you want to get hit in the mouth again, especially in front of your wife and kids.
Hogan asks the crowd what do they think. What about Seth Rollins and Big Show against Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns . . . brother? Since he is running Smackdown, he gives the people what they want. Hogan asks Show and Seth what are they gonna do when Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler run wild on you?
Tom Phillips is in the interview area with Dolph Ziggler.
Tom asks Dolph about having to face Luke tonight. Dolph says the ladder match was one of the most brutal matches he has ever been in. It was tough physically and mentally. It showed him what it would take to get the title off him. Luke is a nightmare come to life. Dolph says he is a four time Intercontinental Champion. There will not be a Christmas miracle tonight. He will give the fans what they want and he will steal the show. He tells Luke it is too bad that he is too good. Dolph wishes TP a Merry Christmas as we go to commercial.
Luke Harper versus Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title
Harper with a boot to Ziggler’s head during the introduction. Harper with a suicide dive onto Harper. Harper Irish whips Ziggler into the ringside barrier and then he goes for a power bomb but Ziggler escapes. Harper with a Bossman Slam onto the floor and they enter the ring.
The referee holds Harper back so he can check on Ziggler.
Harper attacks Ziggler and pulls off Dolph’s shirt. Harper waits in the corner while the referee asks Ziggler if he can wrestle. Ziggler wants the match to start. Harper with a super kick and a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Harper picks up Ziggler and he connects with an uppercut. Harper with another uppercut to Ziggler. Harper rakes Ziggler’s eyes. Ziggler with a punch and he tries for a drop kick but Harper catches him and Harper slingshots Ziggler’s throat into the ropes and he kicks Ziggler to the floor.
We are back and Harper stands over Ziggler while Dolph tries to get back to his feet. Ziggler stomps on Harper’s feet and then he tries for a neck breaker but Harper sends Ziggler into the ropes and Harper with a drop kick. Ziggler rolls to the floor.
Harper goes to the floor and he picks up Ziggler but Ziggler tries for a super kick but Harper blocks it and Harper sends Ziggler face first into the announce table. Harper gets a near fall when he rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Harper with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches followed by a drop kick but Harper moves when Ziggler goes for the Vigilante Stinger Splash. Harper gets a near fall. Continue reading
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