Dean Ambrose versus Stardust
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match, Ambrose takes the title belt off the turnbuckles. Wade Barrett attacks Ambrose from behind, because his music did not play. Daniel Bryan comes out and he goes after Barrett. Bryan kicks and punches Barrett. Luke Harper comes out and he attacks Bryan. Dolph Ziggler comes out and he goes after Barrett.
While these six men battle in the ring, R Truth grabs the title belt and he puts it in his bag of tricks. Ambrose sends Barrett to the floor while Stardust hits CrossDust on Ambrose. Ziggler with a super kick to Stardust. Harper with a discus lariat to Ziggler. Bryan with a flying knee to Harper. Barrett with a Bullhammer to Bryan.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring and he is the current possessor of the Intercontinental Title belt. We see how Dolph took possession of the title belt without winning the title. Dolph says it feels right. He is not one to hold a grudge against his boss, but it seems to him that he never got his rematch for the Intercontinental Title against Wade Barrett. He says he hasn’t gotten the rematch because he saved the day to get rid of the Authority and he got fired. Now he has a second chance. This title meant a lot to him. This title not only changed his career, it changed his life. The title is back where it belongs. Dolph says this is why he is officially entering the Ladder Match at Wrestlemania for the Intercontinental Title. Dolph says it feels like something or someone is missing. It is someone he would like to share the ring and help blow the roof off the place. Someone who proved it is not how big you are. He showed that with a movement behind you, you could become the World Champion. Dolph says that is why he wants that superstar to come out…It is not Daniel Bryan, but the man who has had his title belt pilfered, Wade Barrett who comes out. He says that he is not the person Dolph was referring to, but Dolph has something that belongs to him.
Dolph asks if that is charisma, a great Twitter account, a non-broken nose. Wade says that Dolph is the comedian, but he is not a good one. People like you, Luke Harper, R Truth, Dean Ambrose can play all of the juvenile games, but it does not change the fact that he is the Intercontinental Champion. Who do you think you are to put yourself into his match for his championship. He tells Dolph he can hand him the title back, or he can go into the ring and take it from his unconscious body. Dolph asks Wade if he wants it, but Luke hits Dolph from behind and he kicks Dolph. Barrett and Harper stand across from each other with the title belt between him. Wade goes to pick it up but Harper stands on it and we have a tug of war.
Ziggler hits Harper and Barrett and the belt falls again. Harper and Barrett work over Ziggler. Dean Ambrose’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he clotheslines Harper and punches Barrett. Ziggler and Ambrose clothesline Barrett over the top rope to the floor. Harper goes to the floor while Ambrose and Ziggler remain in the ring. They both stand over the title belt and Barrett and Harper try to get back into the ring. Ziggler and Ambrose go to the floor to fight Harper and Barrett while Truth hides behind the ring post. Truth rolls around and then he crawls into the ring and he goes for the title belt and he grabs it and he leaves the ring and goes under the ring. Ziggler and Ambrose go into the ring and they wonder where the belt went. Truth is on the other side of the ring and he comes out and Ziggler and Ambrose see him, but Truth’s music plays so he is able to leave with the title belt.
Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler versus Luke Harper and Wade Barrett
Harper and Ziggler start things off and Ziggler goes for the leg but Harper with a Gator Roll. Ziggler escapes and he applies a side head lock. Harper with a side head lock of his own. Harper with a yeah yeah shoulder tackle and then he catches Ziggler on a leap frog attempt. Harper avoids a sunset flip but Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler tries for the hesitation DDT but Harper sends him to the mat. Barrett tags in and while they stare at each other Ambrose tags in and he sends Barrett into the corner and kicks him. Ambrose runs the forearm across the bridge of the nose and then he chops Barrett. Ambrose with an Irish whip and splash followed by a bulldog. Ambrose goes up top and he hits an elbow drop but Harper breaks up the cover. Ziggler knocks Harper to the floor and Ambrose clotheslines Barrett over the top rope. Ambrose and Ziggler back into each other and we go to commercial. Continue reading
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Luke Harper versus Daniel Bryan
After the match: Daniel Bryan gets on the announce table and he points to the Wrestlemania sign and he does a one armed yes. Wade Barrett assumes possession of his title belt, but Dean Ambrose stops him. Barrett with a kick and he bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline and takes the belt. Harper with a boot to Ambrose and he takes the belt. R Truth takes the title belt and walks away.
Luke Harper stops Truth before he can get up the ramp and Truth tries to get around Harper but Harper demands the belt. Truth drops the belt and starts to walk away but Harper with a short arm clothesline. Harper has the de facto title once again. Dolph Ziggler appears out of nowhere with a super kick and he takes the title belt for himself. Daniel has the crowd chanting Yes while Dolph climbs the ladder on stage, eyeing as he holds the title.
Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, and Erick Rowan versus Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble)
Kane and Rowan start things off and Kane with a wrist lock and side head lock. Kane with a shoulder tackle but Rowan stays on his feet. Kane with a kick and Irish whip but Rowan with a shoulder tackle out of the corner. Rowan with a head butt. Kane goes for a cross body and Rowan catches him and hits a Fallaway slam. Rowan with a back elbow off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Rowan with a side head lock and he runs Kane into the turnbuckles and he tags in Ziggler. Ziggler with a kick but Kane with a forearm. Ziggler gets to his feet on a suplex attempt and Ziggler with a drop toe hold into the turnbuckles followed by a drop kick. Rollins tags in and he punches Ziggler. Rollins with an Irish whip but Ziggler with a kick and a Vigilante Stinger Splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker.
Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and then he goes for the Fameasser but Rollins moves and Rollins gets a near fall with a rollup. Ziggler with a drop kick but Show makes a tag and he punches Ziggler and applies a Cobra Clutch and tosses him aside. We go to commercial. We are back and Kane with a reverse chin lock on Ziggler. Ziggler punches Kane but Kane sends Ziggler to the mat but he misses an elbow drop. Ziggler misses a Fameasser and Kane with a boot to the head. Rollins tags in and he gets a near fall. Rollins punches Ziggler and he gets a near fall. Rollins sends Ziggler into Show’s boot and Show tags in. Show with a head butt to Ziggler and then he goes to the turnbuckles to hit his move and he hits the Vader Bomb but Ziggler is able to kick out. Show cannot believe that Ziggler kicked out of his move. Show picks up Ziggler and sends him into the turnbuckles but he runs into a boot from Ziggler. Ziggler hits a Fameasser on Show and both men are down.
Kane tags in and Kane knocks Rowan off the apron with an uppercut. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT on Kane and both men are down. Ziggler makes the tag to Ryback and Rollins tags in as well. Ryback with shoulder tackles followed by a Thesz Press and he slams Rollins to the mat. Ryback with an overhead belly-to-belly throw and then he charges into a boot from Rollins. Ryback presses Rollins over his head and he hits a power slam.
Ryback sets for the lariat and he hits it. Noble gets on the apron and he punches Jamie. Ryback brings Mercury into the ring. Ryback kicks Rollins and then he picks up Rollins and Mercury for a double muscle buster but Show stops Ryback. Rowan sends Show over the top rope to the floor and he does the same. Rollins with a suicide dive and Rowan hits the table hard. Rollins goes off the turnbuckles and Ryback catches Rollins and he tries to get him onto his shoulders for the musclebuster, but Kane stops Ryback and grabs him by the throat. Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Kane. Rollins sends Ziggler to the floor and then Rollins with a super kick to Ryback. Rollins sets for Black Out but Rowan sends Noble into the ring and the referee focuses on Noble while Rowan takes care of Mercury on the floor. Rollins misses Black Out when Ryback moves and then Ziggler with a super kick to Rollins. Ryback gets Rollins on his shoulders for the muscle buster and the three count.
Winners: Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, and Erick Rowan