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
30 Man WWE Royal Rumble: WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns defends against 29 other competitors.
Number 28 is Dolph Ziggler. He hit the ring and nailed the Famouser on Jericho. He followed up with a big DDT. Miz hit the ring and tried to toss Dolph. Ziggler saved himself but was caught in the Skull Crushing Finale. Ziggler was tossed but again saved himself Miz tossed Jericho in the corner and nailed his sitting clothesline in the buckles. Number 29 is Sheamus. As Sheamus returned, Roman attacked him from behind. He was booed as he tossed all sorts of people around. He tossed Miz over the top.
Miz is eliminated. Number is 30 is Triple H. He stood in the aisle with a long staredown with Roman. So, the final combatants are Roman, Jericho, Sheamus, Ambrose, Bray, HHH and Ziggler. HHH entered the ring. He and Roman jawed. Ziggler charged but was kicked and nailed with a Pedigree. Bray went after Roman and was speared. You could hear a “Triple H” chant as they started to brawl back and forth. Reigns nailed him with the knee to the face and went for the Pedigree. Roman slipped out but Sheamus returned to the ring and nailed him. Everyone battled. Jericho nailed the Lionsault on Bray. He was snapped with the Zig Zag. Ziggler superkicked HHH over the top but he held on. Ziggler nailed him with the Famouser. He charged but was tossed over the top by HHH.
Dolph Ziggler has been eliminated.
Winner: Triple H
Dolph Ziggler versus Tyler Breeze (with Summer Rae)
They lock up and Breeze with an arm drag and Breeze goes to the turnbuckles to pose. They lock up again and Ziggler with a single leg take down. Ziggler with an arm bar and arm drag. Ziggler mocks Breeze’s pose on the turnbuckles. Breeze misses a splash and Ziggler with a drop kick and he clotheslines Breeze over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler chases after Breeze and Breeze uses Summer to block Ziggler. Breeze tries to get out of the ring and he grabs the ring skirt. Breeze sends Ziggler throat first into the ropes and Ziggler goes to the floor.
Breeze sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Breeze with a kick to Ziggler in the ropes. Breeze chokes Ziggler in the ropes and connects with a cross face. Breeze with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Breeze goes for the knee and Ziggler kicks him away. Breeze with a single leg crab. Ziggler gets to the ropes and Breeze goes to the turnbuckles but Ziggler meets Breeze with a drop kick. Breeze misses a punch and Ziggler with two clotheslines followed by a splash and neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Breeze avoids a Fameasser and Breeze gets a near fall. Breeze blocks another Fameasser attempt and Ziggler with a sunset flip. Ziggler and Breeze exchange near falls. Ziggler with punches and an Irish whip and a face plant to Breeze.
Ziggler sets for a super kick but Breeze blocks it and Breeze tries for an Unprettier but Ziggler with a back slide for a near fall. Breeze avoids a super kick and goes to the apron. Breeze with a kick to the knee and he hits the Unprettier for the three count.
Winner: Tyler Breeze
Kickoff Show Match: Neville, Cesaro, and Dolph Ziggler versus Wade Barrett, Sheamus, and Rusev
Sheamus and Neville start things off and they lock up. Sheamus punches Neville and connects with a European uppercut. Neville goes through the legs and kicks Sheamu and goes for the kick to the temples but Sheamus moves. Neville with an enzuigiri and Cesaro tags in. Cesaro with a slam and then Neville goes off Cesaro’s back with a corkscrew splash and a near fall. Neville tags back in and he kicks Sheamus. Sheamus with a hard Irish whip and he follows with a knee and he tags in Barrett. Barrett kicks Neville and punches him. Rusev tags in and he punches Neville and kicks him. Rusev with a head but and kick. Rusev with a kick and Sheamus tags in and hits a European uppercut. Neville with punches and Sheamus with a forearm. Sheamus tries for a suplex but Neville lands on his feet and he tags in Ziggler who punches Sheamus. Ziggler with a flying forearm and splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker and leaping elbow drop. Ziggler goes for a Fameasser but Sheamus blocks it for a moment and tries for a power bomb but Ziggler counters into a Fameasser for a near fall. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick to Ziggler and Sheamus rolls over to cover Ziggler but it was not enough to prevent Ziggler from kicking out. We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches but Barrett sends Ziggler to the mat. Barrett with a knee drop and a knee to the back. Barrett with a surfboard. Ziggler with punches and a head butt. Ziggler tries to float over after an Irish whip and Barrett catches him and kicks Ziggler in the midsection.
Sheamus tags in and he punches Ziggler in the corner. Rusev tags in and he kicks Ziggler. Rusev distracts the referee and Barrett and Sheamus attack Ziggler. Rusev taunts Ziggler, telling him to tag but Rusev stops Ziggler and punches him. Rusev with a kick to the back and he gets a near fall. Sheamus tags in and he punches Ziggler in the midsection. Sheamus sets for a suplex and he throws Ziggler to the mat. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT and both men are down. Rusev tags back in and he keeps Ziggler from making the tag. Rusev misses a splash into the turnbuckles and he goes over the turnbuckles and to the floor. Ziggler crawls across the ring to tag in Cesaro and he succeeds while Barrett tags in. Cesaro with a clothesline to Barrett and a boot to Sheamus. Cesaro with a running European uppercut followed by five running European uppercuts and Irish whips. Cesaro with a boot to Barrett. Barrett with an Irish whip and Cesaro goes to the apron. Cesaro with a boot to Barrett and a cannonball off the apron onto Sheamus. Cesaro with a running European uppercut to Rusev on the floor followed by one to Sheamus. Cesaro with a cross body onto Barrett for a near fall. Cesaro signals for the swing but he back drops Rusev when he tries to interfere. Neville with a dive onto Rusev and Sheamus. Ziggler with a super kick to Barrett and Cesaro with the giant swing to Barrett. Cesaro tags in Neville who goes up top for the Red Arrow and the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, and Neville
Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler (with Summer Rae)
Ziggler had new sleek looking long black tights. They had a good back and forth brawl early. Ziggler was playing come from behind babyface as Rusev mauled him. He began screaming about Lana in Russian to Ziggler, which started chants for Lana from the crowd. Ziggler was able to slam Rusev and then avoided a charge, which le to Rusev hitting himself in the corner. The referee began counting both competitors down.
Ziggler came to life with action including a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. He scored a one count after an elbowdrop. Ziggler scored several near falls and went to the top. Rusev crotched him and nailed Ziggler but wasn’t able to keep him down for a three count. Ziggler leapt on his back with the sleeper. Rusev slammed him backwards into the buckles and tossed Ziggler off, but Dolph rebounded and scored a two count following a DDT. Ziggler went for a superkick but Rusev nailed his spinkick. Rusev thought he scored a three count but it was only a two count. Rusev threw a tantrum when he realized he hadn’t won. He called for the Accolade but Ziggler slipped out and nailed a superkick for a two count. Summer Rae got on the ropes and screamed at Ziggler. He rebounded off the ropes and she bounced into the ring. The referee threw her out of ringside. As all that was going on, she threw a shoe at the ring. It hit Rusev and distracted him. Ziggler nailed the ZigZag and scored the pin.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler