WWE World Title Match: Dean Ambrose versus Dolph Ziggler
Dean wants Ziggler to take a shot and they lock up. Ziggler wtih a side head lock take down. Ambrose slaps Ziggler and Ziggler slaps back. Both men with near falls as they go back and forth and Dean backs into the ropes. Dean with a kick and he tries for a slam but Ziggler escapes and hits a drop kick. Ambrose goes to the floor. Ziggler with a Stinger Splash into the ringside barrier followed by a neck breaker on the floor. Dean goes for the double underhook DDT but Ziggler escapes. Ziggler goes for a hesitation DDT and Ambrose counters and sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose goes tot he floor and he slams Ziggler’s head into the ring steps. Ambrose punches Ziggler and both men get back into the ring. Ambrose with a chop in the corner and then he puts Ziggler on the turnbuckles. Ambrose goes for a Butterfly superplex and he gets a near fall. Dean with a slam and he gets a near fall. Dean stomps on the midsection. Dean with a single leg crab but Ziggler is able to escape and get a near fall. Ambrose with a clothesline. Ambrose with a suplex. Ambrose comes off the turnbuckles but Ziggler with a drop kick and both men are down.
Ziggler misses a super kick and Ambrose with a Tiger Front Driver for a near fall. Ambrose mocks Dolph and Shawn Michaels by tuning up the band and he sets for a double underhook DDT. Ziggler with a punch and Ambrose goes to the floor. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ambrose with punches and forearms. Ziggler goes for the Fameasser but misses. Ambrose charges into the corner and Ziggler moves. Dean goes shoulder first into the ring post and Ziggler hits a Fameasser for a near fall. Both men go for a cross body and they both go down.
Ambrose with Sting-ike punches and chops. Ambrose with clotheslines and then he waits for Ziggler to get up. Ambrose with a running forearm into the corner followed by a bulldog. Ambrose goes up top and he hits an elbow drop to the upper chest and Ambrose gets a near fall. Ziggler with a sleeper and Ambrose goes through the ropes to the floor to get out of the hold. Ziggler with a super kick and Dean tries not to fall into the crowd. They get back into the ring and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler has a super kick blocked and Ambrose with a kick and he tries for a double underhook DDT. Ziggler with a Zig Zag for a near fall. Ziggler with elbows to the head and he applies a sleeper and he adds a body scissors. Ziggler turns it into a rear naked choke. Ambrose gets back to his feet and he snap mares Ziggler. Ziggler misses a super kick but he forces Dean near the ropes and he rebounds with a clothesline. Ambrose goes up top and Ziggler hits the ropes and it crotches Ambrose. Ziggler sets for a superplex but Dean blocks it with punches. Ambrose with a head butt and Ziggler falls to the mat. Ziggler leaps to the turnbuckles and Ambrose holds on to the ropes. Ziggler with head butts and he goes for a super X Factor but Dean lands on his feet and he hits the double underhook DDT for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler went for single leg takedowns but Corbin grabbed the ropes every time that was attempted. Corbin tossed him out of the ring but Ziggler went for a superkick, which was evaded. Ziggler went for a neckbreaker but was tagged with a big right hand. Corbin choked him against the ropes. Corbin was sent into the corner but slid under the ropes to the floor, returned to the ring and nailed a clothesline for a two count. He tried to force Ziggler to submit with a half nelson but Ziggler fought his way out. He was snapped across the top turnbuckle and mounted. Corbin drilled him with punches then enforced his will by stepping across the back of Ziggler’s neck. The crowd chanted, “Boring.”
Corbin drilled Ziggler back to the mat and played to the crowd. Ziggler came back to life with headbutts and elbows He nailed the Stinger Splash in the corner and caught him with a neckbreaker. He dropped an elbow for a two count. Corbin counted the Famouser and a superkick impression, then drilled a lariat for a two count. Corbin missed a charge into the corner and nailed his shoulder on the ringpost. Ziggler nailed the Famouser and scored a two count. Ziggler sets up for the superkick but Corbin saw it coming and went to the floor. Ziggler charged and went to dive off the stairs but stumbled. Corbin caught him and slammed Ziggler. Ziggler was almost counted out but was made it back at the last second. Corbin stomped and kicked at Ziggler, then pulled him up before drilling him back to the mat with a right hand to the face. They went through several counters and Ziggler nailed the superkick and fell atop of him for the pin but Corbin got his shoulder up.
Ziggler went to the top but was nailed and cut off while on the top. Corbin went for a superplex but Ziggler nailed punches and headbutts to send him back to the mat. Ziggler went to dive off the ropes but Corbin crotched him and sent him crashing down to the ring. Corbin nailed him with the End of Days and scored the clean win.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin in a No Disqualification Match
They had the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at ringside and noted it would have been Andre’s birthday last week. They went right at it. Ziggler drilled Corbin with right hands and tried to whip him out of the corner but Corbin reversed and sent him to the floor. Ziggler was pulled into the ringpost. Back in the ring, he nailed a series of elbows in the corner. He tied up Ziggler in the ropes and drilled him with a right hand. He measure him and struck Ziggler again.
Corbin manhandled Ziggler and used a half nelson. He charged Ziggler but was sent to the floor. When he returned Ziggler nailed a series of clotheslines and a neckbreaker. Corbin rolled oiut of the ring to the floor and snapped Ziggler acrioss the ropes. Ziggler came back with a nice dropkick and dropped an elbow for a two count. Zigger went for the Zig Zag but got caught. Corbin went for a powerbomb but Ziggler slipped through for a sunset flip for a two count. Corbin drilled him with a spin around slam for a close two count. Corbin went for a powerbomb out of the corner but Ziggler slipped out and nailed a tornado DDT and the Famouser for another close two count. Ziggler drilled him with a series of headbutts but Corbin caught him with an uppercut to the groin, which is legal due to the No DQ stipulation. The announcers wondered whether Ziggler would be able to continue. Corbin nailed the End of Days and scored the pin.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Kickoff Show Match: Baron Corbin versus Dolph Ziggler
Corbin and Ziggler have words before locking up and Corbin pushes Ziggler but Ziggler with punches. Corbin with a hard Irish whip and Ziggler appears to have hurt his shoulder. Corbin kicks Ziggler and the referee warns him. Corbin chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Corbin goes tothe floor and he punches Ziggler. Corbin gets a near fall. Corbin punches Ziggler in the head and chokes him with his boot. Corbin picks up Ziggler by the hair but Ziggler with punches. Corbin catches Ziggler and hot shots Ziggler followed by a forearm to the back of the head. Corbin puts Ziggler in the corner and punches him followed by an elbow to the back of the head.
Corbin misses a punch and ZIggler with elbows in the corner but Corbin with an Irish whip that sends Ziggler sternum first into the turnbuckles. Corbin with an elbow to the chest followed by a quarter nelson and chin lock. Ziggler with elbows follwoed by a head butt, but Ziggler is staggered by the head butt. Ziggler with punches and then he applies a sleeper. Corbin goes down to a knee. Corbin with a snap mare to escape. Corbin blocks a super kick but Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall.
Corbin goes to the floor and Ziggler comes off the steps but Corbin with a boot to the chest and both men are down. Corbin sets for a power bomb but he sends Ziggler over his head into the ring post. Corbin rolls what is left of Ziggler back into the ring and then Corbin poses on the floor instead of capitalizing on the situation. Corbin stands on Ziggler’s neck and the referee warns him. Corbin picks up Ziggler but Ziggler with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Intercontinental Title Ladder Match: Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn versus Dolph Ziggler versus Sin Cara versus Zack Ryder versus Stardust versus Miz
Everyone but Owens goes for a ladder and Zayn is the first one to bring a ladder in and he drops it. Zayn and Owens exchange punches. Zayn with forearms. Ziggler hits Zayn in the back with a ladder but Owens hits Ziggler with a ladder. Stardust takes care of Owens. Stardust slams Cara on the ladder and Ryder with a neck breaker onto the ladder. Miz has a ladder and he throws it at Cara on the floor. Miz sets up the ladder and he climbs it but it is not properly set up. Zayn and ZIggler push the ladder over onto Miz. Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb on Ziggler. Zayn gets the ladder and sets it up. Owens with a forearm to the back. Owens gets Zayn on his shoudlers but Zayn with elbows and a forearm. Owens with a back body drop onto the ladder and Zayn goes down.
Owens tells Zayn to go back to NXT. Ryder with a Rough Ryder to Owens and he sets up the ladder. Ryder climbs but Ziggler stops him and he punches Ryder. Stardust pushes the ladder over and Ryder and Ziggler go to the floor. Stardust climbs and Cara pushes him off. They both go to the floor. Zayn gets back into the ring and sets up the ladder. Miz climbs in as well and pulls the ladder against the ropes. Zayn dives under the ladder and hits a flip plancha onto everyone but Owens. Zayn with a suicide dive through the turnbuckles into a tornado DDT on Owens on the floor. Zayn climbs the ladder but Cara stops him. Cara slams Zayn’s head into the ladder. Cara climbs the ladder but Zayn pushes him off and Cara lands on the top rope and hits a springboard plancha onto Miz, Ryder, and Ziggler. Zayn is still in the ring by himself until Ziggler pulls him out and hits a super kick. Ziggler is in the ring by himself but Stardust with Beautiful Disaster. Ziggler with a super kick to Cara. Ryder sets for the Rough Ryder but Ziggler sends Ryder into the side of the ladder. Ziggler with a super kick to Ryder. Ziggler climbs and Owens pushes him off. Both men with super kicks and both are down. Stardust goes under the ring for a polka dot ladder. Stardust with a Funk sot on Ryder and Ziggler. Cara goes down and so does Zayn. Miz with a knee and Stardust drops the ladder. Miz with a Skull Crushing Finale onto the madder. Owens with a fisherman’s neck breaker buster on Miz. Owens takes Stardust’s ladder and throws it away. Owens takes a ladder from Sin Cara but Zayn attacks Owens and punches him. Zayn runs into a boot. Owens kicks Zayn and Zayn falls onto a ladder. Owens goes up top and hits a frog splash onto Zayn on the ladder and both men feel the impact. Continue reading
WWE Fastlane Kickoff Show
Jojo interviewed Dolph Ziggler about his bout against the WWE Intercontinental champion, Kevin Owens. Ziggler said that the last two weeks, he’s beaten Owens and on Monday, Owens stole one from Ziggler’s book and stole one from him. He said that he’s going to go out there and be Dolph and win the IC title. He promised to go do what he does best, steal the show.
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship
Ziggler was worked over early. Crowd was really into this one early since Ziggler is a hometown guy. Owens grinded him with a side headlock. He actually did more to work the hold than most would do these days. They actually did some nice back and forth grappling. It wasn’t smooth stuff like you’d expect from a Dean Malenko or a Zack Sabre Jr. but they were aggresively going back and forth with reversal and were trying to “best” the other and it was enjoyable. Owens reversed a whip into the corner and Ziggler hit the buckles throat-first. They played up that the referee wanted to check his condition and that he had hurt his shoulder. Owens pounced on him and beat Ziggler down. Owens pulled him up and slammed him back down, then nailed a standing senton for a two count. Owens cinched in a side chinlock. Ziggler fought back but was nailed with a back splash senton for another two count. Ziggler was trapped in a side chinlock as Owens demanded he give it up. Ziggler was able to get to his feet but was kicked in the gut. Owens charged him in corner but Ziggler evaded him and Owens hit the ringpost shoulder-first and went to the floor. Ziggler came back to life striking with a series of rights, a neckbreaker and several elbows.
They continued to battle backl and forth. They fought to the top, where Ziggler went for a superplex but Owens cut him off and nailed his fisherman’s buster variation. Ziggler rolled out to the floor. Owens went to grab him but Ziggler, in desperation, nailed a superkick. With both men down, the referee began counting them out. Ziggler rolled him back into the ring and went for the Zig Zag. Owens held onto the ropes and superkicked Ziggler. They went back to the floor, where Owens went for a powerbomb on the apron. Ziggler reversed it into a rana, sending Owens head-first into the ring steps. Ziggler tossed him back into the ring and naled the Famouser for a close two count. Ziggler tesed a superkick but Owens avoided it and kicked him in the gut. Owens nailed the Pop-up Powerbomb for the pin.
Winner: Kevin Owens