Dolph Ziggler comes out to his record scratch entrance and he makes his way to the ring. Dolph says I told you so. For all of you who asked why is Dolph in the US Title match, this is why. You think him being in the US Title match and walking out as champion was out of nowhere, then you have not been paying attention to the last twelve years. Dolph says he walked into work and accepted every challenge given to him and he took them. Some might say they are the biggest or the baddest or the most charismatic. That isn’t him because he is the best. No one can do what he does in the ring. If the title isn’t good enough for you.
This is the start of his second US Title reign. Maybe you need a refresher course. We when Dolph won the US title for the first time in 2011. Dolph says he is just getting started tonight. It is real convenient to forget it but Dolph is a five time Intercontinental Champion. We see his title victories. Dolph reminds us that he is also a World Champion who successfully cashed in Money in the Bank. Some of you were there pretending to be a part of it. Dolph says he is one of the most decorated superstars in WWE history. Night after night and year after year he proved it to himself and to all of you. Year after year, he goes unappreciated. Dolph says you are not worthy of his presence, none of you are. Dolph says none of you deserve him. Do you want something to remember him by? Dolph drops the title belt and walks out of the ring.
Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler – United States Championship Match
The story of the match early on was Roode was at a disadvantage. Crowd was really into everyone early. Corbin accidentally nailed Zigger to eliminate him from the equation for a bit. Roode and Corbin battled. Ziggler jumped on Roode for the Zig Zag but it was avoided. Roode tried to come off the ropes but Ziggler avoided it and nailed the Famouser. Corbin broke it up at the last second. Corbin nailed each competitor with clotheslines but was nailed by Ziggler with a dropkick. Corbin nailed Deep Six on Roode, who got his shoulder up at the last second. Crowd chanted for Roode. Corbin placed Roode on the top but was fought off. Ziggler pounced and attempted the superplex but Corbin slipped under him to nail a powerbomb at the same time for a Tower of Doom spot. Good stuff so far with a lot of hard work.
Lots of back and forth big spots and near falls. Ziggler nearly scored the pin with a DDT out of a Glorious DDT attempt. The crowd is super into all the near falls. Corbin tossed Dolph over the top. He charged Roode, who ducked and Corbin went over the top. Roode nailed the Glorious DDT on Ziggler and tossed Corbin to the floor again, but Corbin pulled him out of the ring as he attempted to get the pin. Corbin nailed the chokeslam into the backbreaker on the floor. Corbin tossed Roode back into the ring and was going for End of Days but Ziggler caught him with the Zig Zag mid-move and scored the surprise pin.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Baron Corbin versus Dolph Ziggler in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Corbin pushes Ziggler on the break. Ziggler pushes back and Corbin with a punch. Ziggler with a standing drop kick and Stinger Splash but Corbin sends Ziggler into the corner and then he misses a shoulder into the corner and hits the ring post. Roode gets up from the announce table and he removes his ring robe.
Roode enters the ring and he looks at Ziggler and Corbin. Roode winds up for a Glorious DDT and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (by disqualification)
Backstage: Baron Corbin asks Bobby Roode about making the match a Triple Threat Match and Dolph does not belong in the match.Roode says that he can beat Corbin in a one on one match. Roode says his chances to win at Clash of Champions go down by a third. Corbin says his chance of retaining goes down by a third. Dolph Ziggler shows up and he says he is in the match because he is a two time World Champion, a five time Intercontinental champion. He successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Dolph says their chances to win at Clash of Champions mathematically dropped to zero.
Baron Corbin vs Bobby Roode
Ziggler gets up from the announce table and he enters the ring. Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Roode and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Bobby Roode (by disqualification)
After the match: Ziggler hits a zig zag on Corbin.
Bobby Roode versus Dolph Ziggler in a Two out of Three Falls Match for a Spot on Team Smackdown at Survivor Series
Fall Number One
Ziggler goes for the leg and gets a near fall with a rollup. Ziggler with another rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Roode with a back elbow and he winds up the GLORIOUS but Ziggler tries for a super kick and Roode blocks it. Ziggler backs Roode into the turnbuckles and then he slaps Roode in the head. Roode with a clothesline and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with an Irish whip and he runs into Roode’s boots. Roode with a blockbuster off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Roode with chops to Ziggler. Roode sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Roode winds up and gives us a GLORIOUS. Roode goes to the floor but Ziggler with an elbow and Ziggler sends Roode into the apron. Roode sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Ziggler with a super kick for the three count.
Winner Fall One: Dolph Ziggler
Fall Number Two
Ziggler with a running back elbow and he gets a near fall. Ziggler kicks Roode to the floor. Ziggler with punches that sends Roode into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Roode kicks Ziggler and punches him. Ziggler wit a kick to the knee followed by a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock on Roode. Roode goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet. Roode catapults Ziggler into the ring post and Roode gets the three count.
Winner Fall Two: Bobby Roode
Fall Number Three
Ziggler and Roode exchange punches. Roode takes control but Ziggler with a kick and he misses a Fameasser. Roode with a uranage for a near fall. Ziggler counters a Glorious DDT into a sunset flip. Roode gets a near fall. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ziggler wants Roode to get back on his feet and he tries for a Zig Zag but Roode holds on to the ropes. Roode with a spinebuster but Ziggler escapes the Glorious DDT and Ziggler hits a Zig Zag but Roode kicks out. Ziggler sets for Sweet Chin Music. Roode avoids Ziggler and Ziggler goes into the turnbuckles. Roode with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Roode with a Glorious DDT for the three count.
Winner: Bobby Roode
Bobby Roode versus Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler with kicks and punches to Roode but Roode with a clothesline. Ziggler gets to the floor and Roode follows. Ziggler runs Roode into the apron and then he hits a drop kick. We go to split screen. Ziggler sends Roode back into the ring. Ziggler kicks Roode in the corner and chokes him. Ziggler with a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Roode with punches but Ziggler with a sleeper. Roode catapults Ziggler into the ring post. Roode punches Ziggler and follows with a series of clotheslines. Ziggler with a kick but Roode with a uranage for a near fall. Roode with a running clothesline into the corner and then he comes off the turnbuckles but lands on his feet. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Roode tries for the Glorious DDT but Ziggler escapes and gets a near fall with a rollup.
Roode charges at Ziggler and Ziggler moves and Roode hits the turnbuckles. Ziggler with a rollup and a handful of tights for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler