Category: Match Results
Hunter says that this is a new era for the Authority. There are no agendas or ulterior motives. In the WWE, you will get out what you put in. Everyone will get what they deserve. As for tonight, what a show. Dolph Ziggler, don’t go anywhere, you are going to defend your Intercontinental Championship against the man who never really lost it . . . Bad News Barrett.
Dolph Ziggler versus Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title
Ziggler goes for the leg but Barrett with a wrist lock. Ziggler with a reversal and a side head lock. Barrett with a punch on a break and he follows with kicks. Barrett with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Barrett tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he hits a drop kick and he follows with a leaping elbow drop. Ziggler with punches but Barrett with an Irish whip. Ziggler tries to float over but Barrett catches him and he kicks Ziggler in the ribs for a near fall. Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Barrett pulls Ziggler to the mat by the hair and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a knee drop and he returns to the reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches and then Ziggler with a crucifix for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Barrett attacks Ziggler and he sends Ziggler to the floor. Barrett throws Ziggler into the ringside barrier a few times. Barrett sends Ziggler into the announce table. Barrett Irish whips Ziggler into the ring steps. Barrett sends Ziggler into the ring steps and then the apron. Barrett Irish whips Ziggler around the ring post. Barrett runs Ziggler back first into the apron.
Barrett sends Ziggler into the ring post from the apron. Barrett sends Ziggler shoulder first into the ring post. Kane’s music plays and he appears on the stage. He apologizes and he says that he forgot to mention that this match is two out of three falls. He tells the referee to continue the match.
Barrett waits for Ziggler to get up and he hits a running boot to the head and then he gets Ziggler up for Wasteland to pin him.
Winner: Wade Barrett
We go to commercial as the medical staff checks on Ziggler. We are back and the referee checks on Ziggler and he rings the bell. Continue reading
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?