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
Rusev (with Summer Rae) versus Dolph Ziggler (with Lana)
Rusev says something to Ziggler and Ziggler punches Rusev. Rusev with a kick to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back. Rusev tries for a suplex but Ziggler gets to his feet and he hits a drop kick. Ziggler with punches and then he goes to the turnbuckles and punches Rusev. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and hits the ring post when Rusev moves. Rusev kicks Ziggler and connects wit a series of elbow drops. Rusev gets a near fall. Rusev with a round kick to the chest. Rusev yells at Ziggler as he stands over Dolph. Rusev with a bear hug. Ziggler with a head butt so Rusev adds more pressure to the bear hug. Ziggler tries to rake the eyes and Rusev screams something in Bulgarian. Ziggler with punches and head butts to escape the hold. Ziggler with a drop kick and then Rusev catches Ziggler and hits a urange for a near fall. Ziggler with punches but Rusev does not go down. Rusev with punches and he presses Ziggler over his head. Ziggler is able to counter and hits a DDT. Both men are down. Ziggler punches Rusev and Rusev punches back. They go back and forth and Rusev sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Rusev moves. Ziggler with running clotheslines followed by a Stinger Splash and neck breaker.
Ziggler with the long distance dedication for the leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Rusev goes up top but Ziggler climb up top and hits a Super X Factor for a near fall. Ziggler goes for the super kick but Rusev blocks it. Rusev with a Saito suplex and a flip senton for a near fall.
Rusev does the stomp to set up for the jumping side kick. Ziggler moves out of the way and Ziggler tries for a Fameasser but Rusev catches him and Ziggler with a sunset flip for a near fall. Ziggler with a sleeper and he gets on Rusev’s back. Rusev gets to the ropes but Ziggler does not release the hold. Rusev backs Ziggler into the corner and the hold is finally released. Ziggler moves on a splash by Rusev in the corner and Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Rusev pushes Ziggler away on two Zig Zag attempts. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick and he stomps on the back. Rusev applies the Accolade and Lana gets in front of Ziggler and Rusev. Summer comes over and Lana slaps Summer. Rusev releases the hold and then Ziggler goes to the floor. Rusev holds Ziggler and says something to Lana. Summer attacks Lana from behind and Rusev smiles. Ziggler with a super kick as the referee continues the count and Rusev lands on the announce table. The referee makes the ten count and neither man is in the ring.
Winner: Double Count Out
After the match: Rusev sends Ziggler back into the ring and Ziggler with a double leg take down and he punches Ziggler. Summer grabs Ziggler and punches him. Lana comes in and we have a pile up in the ring. Ziggler and Rusev put their issues aside and they pull Summer and Lana apart.
Randy Orton vs. Neville vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns
Everyone battled to start off the match. Kingston pulled a ladder into the ring immediately to try and retrieve the briefcase while everyone else was fighting. That led to everyone stopping and going after him while trying to scramble up themselves. Sheamus and Kane cleared the ring. Sheamus nailed Kane and went to the top but Kane pulled him down and nailed him. Ziggler charged but was caught. Kane went for a chokeslam but Ziggler slipped out and nailed a DDT. Ziggler went to the top but was pulled down by Sheamus. Ziggler went for a DDT but Sheamus shoved him off and nailed White Noise. Reigns tried to return to the ring but was kneed back down to the floor. Sheamus went to the floor and slammed Orton into the barricade.
Several ladders were placed in the corner. Sheamus went for White Noise on Kingston but he slippped out and nailed several kicks. Kingston went off the top but was caught and slammed. Neville nailed a missile dropkick on Sheamus but was blasted by a Kofi kick. Kingston then nailed Sheamus with a spinning kick to the head. Kingston set up the ladder in the center of the ring but was confronted by Neville. They battled in the corner. Neville monkeyflipped him but Kingston landed on his feet and ascended the ladder. Neville followed on the other side and they battled. Reigns hit the scene and took them out. Reigns went to position the ladder but was attacked from behind by Kingston. Reigns slammed him on a ladder bridged in the corner. Neville went for a rana but was caught and powerbombed atop of Kingston and the ladder. Reigns climbed up but Kane attacked him. Kane climbed up but Orton nailed him. Orton went up but Kingston followed. Orton nailed an RKO on Kingston. Neville leapt onto the ladder but Randy nailed him with an RKO. Continue reading
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler told Lana how much he wanted to beat Rusev first. She said it wasn’t about Rusev but about getting the IC title. Ziggler said that when he came back with the belt, maybe it would be about them. Lana said she would like that. Ziggler said he was going to go do what he does better than anyone.
Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Sheamus vs. Mark Henry vs. Ryback vs. R-Truth
Barrett and Ziggler will start out. As they did, my Network feed died. I had to reboot my Roku to get it going again. When I returned, Ziggler was down and Barrett was attacking Truth as his pod opened. I guess Barrett has been having a good showing so far. Truth began nailing some offense and scored a two count coming off a missile dropkick. Truth nailed a scissor kick but Barrett rolled to the corner. Truth nailed a Stinger Splash but was caught with a Winds of Change (Black Hole Slam) for a two count. Ziggler returned to the fray but was nailed with a superkick to the face for another two count. Barrett drilled Ziggler into Mark Henry’s pod, shattering it. Henry entered the bout and began working over Barrett, nailing a slam and a legdrop. Henry scored a two count. Ryback was released and slugged it out with Henry. Ryback nailed a series of shoulderblocks in the corner and then tackled him down for a two count. Network out again. When it returned, Barrett had been eliminated. Ryback, Ziggler, Henry and truth all started battling with each other. Sheamus was released and they all waited for him. The door was stuck and they couldn’t get the door open. The others all used that distraction to try rolling each other up. Ryback, Ziggler and Truth all decided to team up working over Henry. That lasted for a short time until Ryback nailed Truth with Shellshock and scored the pin. Truth is eliminated.
With Henry down, Ryback nailed a delayed vertical suplex on Ziggler. Ryback went for the Meathook but Ziggler drilled him with a kick. Sheamus finally got out of the pod and sent Ziggler into the pod’s plexiglass. He knocked Ryback over the ropes and onto the steel. He began beating down Henry with stomps but was grabbed. Sheamus avoided the world’s strongest slam but was nailed with a splash for a two count. Henry picked up Sheamus for a move but Sheamus slipped out and nailed the Brogue Kick for the pin. Henry is eliminated. Continue reading
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler went right after Sheamus with a lot of fire early, nailing a big dropkick and a clothesline that sent Sheamus over the top to the floor. Sheamus teased that he hurt his knee as Ziggler hit a clothesline off the apron. Ziggler tossed him back into the ring and nailed a crossbody off the top for a two count. Ziggler got a bunch of near falls until Sheamus drilled him in the face. Nice opening sequence. Sheamus began working on Ziggler, focusing on his knee. Ziggler was sent to the floor. Sheamus stomped the heck out of him. Sheamus worked over Ziggler, including a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker. Ziggler finally mounted some offense after ducking a charge in the corner, causing Sheamus to nail his shoulder on the ringpost. Ziggler nailed a series of forearms, taking him down. Ziggler followed up with a dropkick to the mid-section in the corner and unloaded with a series of rights. Zigger scored with a DDT for a two count. Ziggler unloaded on Sheamus, who was down in the corner. Ziggler shoved his bare ass in Sheamus’ face as revenge. That enraged Sheamus who snapped him on the ropes. He went for the Brogue Kick but Ziggler ducked and nailed the Famouser for a CLOSE two count. I thought it was the finish, it was that good.
Ziggler worked over Sheamus with a series of rights in the corner but was caught with a sit down slam for a two count. Sheamus nailed a running powerslam for a two count. Sheamus nailed White Noise and locked on the Texas Cloverleaf. Ziggler fought his way to the ropes to escape. Sheamus nailed several rights but Ziggler caught him with a big headbutt and a superkick for another two count. There was blood immediately after the headbutt, so Ziggler busted himself open hardway. The cameras tried to avoid it and the announcers never called it. Sheamus nailed Dolph and scored with the Brogue Kick, gaining the three count.
Kiss My Arse Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
Big reaction for Ziggler’s entrance. Sheamus tried to menace Ziggler, who went right after him with a right hand and showed some fire early, working him over in the corner with kicks and a headbutt. Sheamus was stunned with a dropkick and they ended up going through the ropes to the floor. Sheamus sent Ziggler into the stairs but Ziggler came back with a leaping DDT off the stairs onto the floor. Back in the ring, Sheamus cut off Ziggler with a big knee to the face. He followed up with another kneelift. Sheamus worked over Ziggler and locked on a chinlock. Ziggler fought back and went for the Famouser but was caught with a sit-down powerbomb for a two count. The crowd chanted, “Let’s go Ziggler.”
Sheamus drilled Ziggler back down, then pulled him up and nailed a short-arm clothesline. He screamed that “Little Fellas” don’t belong in his ring and cinched in another side chinlock, really clenching it in and yanking Dolph back and forth. The referee checked Ziggler’s arms but he came back to life. He fought back and finally scored a series of rights to escape. Ziggler ducked a clothesline and nailed a big right hand. Ziggler nailed a Stinger Splash but was cut off with a clothesline as he rebounded off the ropes. Ziggler went for a superkick but was caught and turned into the Texas Cloverleaf. Ziggler slipped out from underneath and rolled up Sheamus for a nice near fall, then nailed a superkick for another two count. Good stuff. Ziggler, showing some damage to his knee, was unable to mount any real offense and was caught in a tiltowhirl backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus slammed Ziggler with authority. Ziggler rolled him up and hooked the tights for a two count. Ziggler caught Sheamus with an inside cradle out of a suplex attempt and scored the pin.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Sheamus refused to accept he was pinned and told the timekeeper to ring the bell to restart the match. The referee told him that he’s lost and to get in the ring and do it. The crowd chanted, “Pucker Up”, which was pretty funny. Sheamus was disgusted and tried to walk out but was stopped by the official. Ziggler slid the back of his tights down. He told Sheamus this was his match and his idea. Sheamus got down to do it but refused and backed away. Sheamus tried to get out of doing the deed but Ziggler demanded he do it. The crowd was all over him chanting and got really loud. Sheamus put his hands over his face and dropped to his knees. Ziggler said he didn’t want this, but Sheamus did, so it’s on Sheamus. Ziggler lowblowed Ziggler from behind, pulled him up and nailed him with a vicious Brogue Kick. Sheamus called for a ring mic and asked Ziggler if he really thought Sheamus was going to kiss his ass. He said that he promied the world that Ziggler would kiss his arse and he never wanted to disapoint. He pulled his tights up and rubbed Ziggler’s face in his bare ass.