Kalisto versus Dolph Ziggler
Kalisto avoids a clothesline and Ziggler with kicks and punches. Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler misses a clothesline and Kalisto with a back flip and clothesline. Kalisto with a springboard move but Ziggler with a super kick for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Ziggler looks around and he goes to the floor and gets a chair. JBL gets up and gets ready to confront Ziggler, but Apollo Crews attacks Ziggler from behind. Crews grabs the chair and tries to hit Ziggler with it, but he misses and hits the ring post.
Jerry says that everyone has an ego, but his guest says his ego is bigger than anyone else’s. He introdues Dolph Ziggler. Jerry welcomes Dolph to the King’s Court and he does not say anything. Jerry says he has known Dolph for a long time and he knows that Dolph is a good person. Lately that goodness has faded almost as much as the bleach in your hair. What is up with that? Dolph does not say anything.
Jerry says Dolph has been mum on this situation, but he says he knows why Dolph is out here. He says Dolph is frustrated. He has not won a lot of matches lately so he is going to change his attitude and that will win him some matches. Dolph continues to give the silent treatment. Jerry has some footage to show Dolph what could happen if you go down the wrong path because you lost to Kalisto and then what happened after the match. Jerry asks Dolph about what we just saw. Dolph starts to leave the ring and Jerry begs for him to come back. Dolph says if Jerry wants him to talk, he will talk. He was not going to play his game. He knew that Jerry would try to make him look bad in front of his friends and family. Do you why he knows that? Dolph says he brought some footage himself. He says he wants Jerry to take a long hard look at this.
We see the tag match from 2012 in Montreal. Dolph says he knows what that is. Dolph tells everyone that was the night he repeatedly dropped elbows on your chest before you suffered a heart attack. Dolph says he knows that Jerry blamed him. You blamed him for the heart attack and you should have. It is a long hard road and it took you a long time to face him man to man. If you don’t stop with these questions, he will finish what he started 4 years ago. Jerry says that is too bad because he has one more question for him. How does it feel to know how many times you change your attitude, you will always be a loser? Dolph starts to walk away and he hits a super kick. Ziggler leaves the ring and Layfield checks on Jerry. Jerry tells Dolph if he has any guts to get back into the ring. Dolph walks to the back.
Backstage: We go to the interview area for Dolph Ziggler. We take a look at Ziggler’s actions last week against Kalisto and Apollo Crews. Dolph is asked for an explanation before his match. Dolph looks around and says nothing before walking away.
Kalisto versus Dolph Ziggler
Kalisto with kicks and a head scissors that sends Ziggler to the floor. Ziggler returns to the ring and he goes for the leg and he takes Kalisto down. Ziggler gets a near fall. Kalisto with a wrist lock. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock and knee followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with an arm bar and he tries to apply a crossface, but he gets a near fall with a rollup. Kalisto punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a knee. Kalisto with a backslide for a near fall. Ziggler with a clothesline. Ziggler with a kick but he misses a Fameasser. Kalisto with a kick and Irish whip. Ziggler sends Kalisto to the apron. Kalisto with an enzuigiri but Ziggler knocks Kalisto off the ropes to the floor when Kalisto goes for a springboard move We are back and Ziggler with a bow and arrow. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Kalisto with a jaw breaker and elbow but Ziggler with a kick. Kalisto with a kick and head scissors. Ziggler has a thrust kick blocked and Kalisto with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall and then Kalisto takes advantage of a lazy cover and Kalisto with a crucifix for the three count.
After the match: Ziggler clotheslines Kalisto during his celebration. Dolph punches Kalisto. Ziggler takes a chair and he brings it into the ring. He hits Kalisto with the chair. Ziggler leaves and as he heads up the ramp, Apollo Crews comes out and he punches Ziggler and sends him into the ring. Ziggler kicks Crews as he comes into the ring and Ziggler punches Crews and then he gets the chair and hits Crews in the ribs and back with the chair. Ziggler hits Crews in the back with the chair and then he sees Kalisto trying to get back to his feet and Ziggler hits Kalisto in the back with the chair. Ziggler leaves the ring again and he heads up the ramp and goes to the back.
Dolph Ziggler versus Baron Corbin
Corbin misses a clothesline and Ziggler with punches and he goes for a splash in the corner but Corbin catches him. Ziggler escapes and he goes for a super kick and Corbin blocks it. Ziggler with a drop kick and Corbin stays on his feet. Corbin kicks Ziggler and he argues with the referee. Corbin with a knee to the midsection. Corbin chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Corbin with a forearm and hard Irish whip. Corbin kicks Ziggler.
Ziggler punches Corbin but Corbin with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Corbin chokes Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler goes to the apron and Corbin chokes Ziggler on the top rope. The referee warns Corbin and Corbin does not really care. Ziggler with punches but Corbin knocks Ziggler off the apron with a shoulder tackle. Corbin follows to the floor and he runs Ziggler back first into the apron. Corbin returns to the ring along with Ziggler. Corbin with a forearm and then he runs into an elbow and Ziggler wtih a boot. Corbin slides to the floor but Ziggler with a drop kick and Corbin goes to the floor angry. We are back and Corbin stands on the back of Ziggler’s head while pulling Ziggler’s arm. We see Corbin giving Ziggler a clothesline during commercial. Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock. Ziggler with an elbow but Corbin catches Ziggler and tries for Snake Eyes but Ziggler lands on the turnbuckles. Ziggler comes off the turnbuckles and Corbin with a forearm and he gets a near fall. Ziggler stomps on the foot and connects with punches. Ziggler with a splash and neck breaker followed by a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Corbin blocks a Fameasser and Corbin hits a clothesline for a near fall. Corbin sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and Corbin charges into the corner but Ziggler moves and Corbin hits the ring post. Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Corbin holds the ropes. Corbin blocks the hesitation DDT but Ziggler is able to hit the Zig Zag but Corbin kicks out. Ziggler with forearms in the corner and the referee warns him and then Corbin hits End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
After the match: Corbin brings a chair into the ring but Kalisto’s music plays and he comes to the ring and drop kicks the chair away and then Kalisto drops down when Corbin charges at him. Corbin goes up the ramp. Ziggler super kicks Kalisto. He says he does not need Kalisto to help him and he does not need anyone.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler enters the locker room and he throws stuff. Mojo Rawley, Apollo Crews, and Rhyno want to know why he did what he did to Kalisto. Apollo tells Ziggler that Kalisto is his friend so it is his situation to worry about. Ziggler attacks Crews and Rhyno and Rawley hold Crews back.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler is in the back and Renee asks Dolph about the risk he took last week and being the Triple Threat Match tonight. Dolph says Baron was looking for a fight and he got it. It might not have been the best decision to put the title match on the line. Tonight, you have the Lone Wolf Baron Corbin and the Phenomenal One at the top of his game. Where does that leave Dolph? Opportunity after opportunity has been presented to him. Maybe he is the wild card in this thing. He gets your hopes up. Every once in a while, that wild card changes the whole damn game.
Baron Corbin versus Dolph Ziggler versus AJ Styles for the WWE Championship
All three men try to figure out how to take the early advantage and Corbin goes after Styles. Ziggler with a drop kick to Corbin. Styles with forearms in the corner and kicks to Corbin. Ziggler with a splash and Corbin catches Ziggler as Styles sends Ziggler into the ring. Corbin knocks Styles off the apron and Ziggler drops Corbin on the top rope. Corbin waits for Ziggler or Styles to get back into the ring as we go to commercial. We are back and Corbin with a hard Irish whip to Styles and then he goes to the floor to run Ziggler into the apron. We see footage from the commercial break when Corbin sent Styles high into the air for a back body drop. Corbin is done wtih Ziggler so he goes back to Styles and he runs AJ into the apron. Corbin sends Styles back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Corbin wtih a knee to the midsection and then he picks AJ up. Styles with a kick and chops. Corbin catches Styles but Ziggler with a drop kick and Styles gets a crucifix cover so Ziggler breaks up the cover. Styles blocks a suplex and then so does Ziggler.
Ziggler and Styles with punches but Corbin with a double clothesline and Corbin gets a near fall on Ziggler. Corbin kicks Ziggler and then picks him up. Corbin taunts Ziggler and sends Ziggler sternum first into the turnbuckles. Corbin looks at Styles on the floor before he continues to work over Ziggler. Ziggler with punches and then Ziggler stomps on the foot. Ziggler is sent into the air. Corbin goes for End of Days but Styles blocks it. Styles punches Corbin and sends him into the turnbuckles. Corbin sends Ziggler into the same corner. Ziggler wtih an elbow to Corbin and Styles with a boot. Corbin goes to the floor and comes back in with a clothesline to Ziggler and an STO to Styles to get a near fall. We are back and Corbin punches and kicks Ziggler. Corbin punches Styles and we see Corbin punching Styles when AJ went for a springboard move. Corbin continues to work over both men. Ziggler with punches to Corbin and Styles joins in and they both work over Corbin. Ziggler with a head butt and then they clothesline Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Styles and Ziggler also go to the floor and Corbin sends Styles into the ringside barrier. Ziggler gets on Corbin’s back and Corbin with a snap mare. Corbin rearranges the announce table and then he misses a shoulder as he hits the ringside barrier. Styles with a forearm off the steps and Ziggler with a super kick that sends Corbin onto the table. Ziggler and Styles go to the ringside barrier and Styles with a leg drop while Ziggler hits an elbow drop at the same time that destroys the table. Continue reading
AJ takes a mic and he says he is sorry that you had to witness that. AJ says it has been building up for six weeks and it was a long time coming. Now, Rudolph and that chinless reject can go back to the Island of Misfit Toys. AJ says he can move on to some more important things. AJ says he has done the most important things already this year. It is time for 2017. AJ says he does not have to ask Santa for anything because he has everything. It looks like it is a Merry Christmas for AJ Styles and a Happy New Year.
Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and he walks to the ring. Dolph congratulates AJ and he wishes him a Merry Christmas. Before the end of the year, there is one more thing. Dolph says he is next in line for the WWE Title. AJ says it will be a cake walk because you are so good at losing. Dolph says he is aware of his win/loss record, but this is coming from a guy who needed four chances to beat James Ellsworth. AJ says he will only need one try to beat Dolph. Dolph says it won’t be that easy. Dolph says he put his career on the line for a shot at the Intercontinental Title and he came out on top. Dolph asks AJ if he knows what he will do to get that WWE Championship.
Baron Corbin’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. AJ leaves the ring and Baron says it should be him versus AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. How many chances are they going to give you . . . little man? Dolph says you might be new around here, but you don’t get chances, you earn them. Dolph says he earned his shot while you took the week off. Baron says the only reason why you earned anything was because he wasn’t there. He says that Dolph will lose because that is what you do. You don’t steal the show, you steal opportunities and you waste them. Corbin with a punch and Ziggler gets in some shots but Corbin hits End of Days.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan is with Dolph Ziggler. Daniel tells Dolph not to let Baron draw you in. Ziggler demands Baron Corbin tonight. Daniel gives Dolph the match, but he tells Dolph if Corbin beats him, he gets the title match next week. Dolph says he will go out with a fight. Continue reading