Drew McIntyre (with Dolph Ziggler) versus Seth Rollins
Rollins with Black Out and Ziggler attacks Rollins and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Seth Rollins (by disqualification)
After the Match: Rollins fights back and he clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor and hits a suicide dive.
Backstage: Renee Young is in the back with Seth Rollins. Renee asks Seth about having to deal with two men on his own. Seth says it is taxing but what Dolph and Drew don’t understand is that there is no quit in him. He will do what it takes to win back his Intercontinental Title at SummerSlam.
Dolph and Drew attack Seth in the interview area and then they are told to leave.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler says they came to Raw with a plan. A plan to take it over. It is sophisticated and strategic. It appears to be working. Just ask Seth Rollins. He tried to interfere and he ran into the true Iron Man. Drew says he had a chance to get closer to the Universal title. He will wipe the smile off Finn Balor’s face.
Finn Balor versus Drew McIntyre (with Dolph Ziggler)
Balor with Slingblade and a running drop kick that sends Drew into the corner. Balor goes up top and Dolph crotches him. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: FInn Balor (by disqualification)
After the Match: Dolph and Drew work over Balor but Seth Rollins’ music plays and they stop. Drew is sent to the floor and Dolph gets to the floor before Seth can do anything to him. Kurt says that we will have a tag match.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre versus Seth Rollins and Finn Balor
Balor and Rollins get Drew and Dolph from the ramp. Dolph is sent to the floor once they return to the ring and then Balor and Rollins with a double clothesline to send Drew over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler with a side head lock but Rollins gets a near fall. Ziggler punches Rollins but Rollins blocks a punch and he connects with some chops. Rollins sends Ziggler to the floor and he hits a pescado. We are back and Rollins gets a near fall on Ziggler. Balor tags in and chops Ziggler. Balor with an Irish whip and Balor runs into an uppercut. Ziggler with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Balor with a forearm to Drew but Ziggler backs Balor into the corner. Drew tags in and he punches Balor. Drew with an arm bar. Drew with a baseball slide to send Finn to the floor and then he hot shots Balor on the ringside barrier.
Drew kicks Balor and then he tags Ziggler back in. Balor with punches and forearms but Ziggler keeps Balor from making the tag. Dolph with a punch but Balor with a Pele Kick and both men are down. Drew tags in and he keeps Balor from mkaing the tag. Drew misses a splash and Rollins tags in. Rollins sends Drew to the floor and he hits a suicide dive onto Dolph and Drew. Dolph is sent into the ringside barrier after sending Drew back into the ring. Seth with a springboard clothesline. Rollins with a forearm into the corner followed by a boot when Drew charges at him. Seth with a blockbuster for a near fall. Rollins sets for a super kick and he hits the thrust kick and then he knocks Ziggler off the apron. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall followed by a super kick for a near fall that is broken up by Ziggler. Balor with slingblade to Ziggler but Ziggler with a super kick. Rollins with a kick but Drew with an elbow. Drew with a reverse Alabama Slam for a near fall. Ziggler tags in and Drew gets Rollins on his shoulders. Rollins punches Ziggler and crotches him. Rollins sends Drew to the floor and hits Black Out on Ziggler for the three count.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Finn Balor
In Ring: Dolph says last night at Extreme Rules, he did everything he said he would do. He put on an absolute clinic. Move over Robert Downey Jr. but he is more of a Black Sabbath fan because I AM IRON MAN. Dolph reminds everyone he is still your Intercontinental Champion. Dolph says something special happened last night. The Intercontinental Title main evented a WWE Pay Per View for the first time in 17 years. It wasn’t due to Seth Rollins. Dolph says he put the entire roster on notice. He says he gives credit where it is due.
Dolph says he respects everything that Seth did to make this championship what it is today. You are no Dolph Ziggler. Seth Rollins, I not only beat you once, I beat you five times. Bobby Roode makes his way to the stage. Bobby says Dolph is trying to give credit where credit is due. You didn’t give any credit to Drew McIntyre. If it wasn’t for Drew, you wouldn’t be in this ring bragging. You should be on your hands and knees thanking Drew because you would be at some comedy club telling bad jokes. Dolph says while he was headlining the pay per view, how fun was it to watch him from the sidelines. Bobby says the sidelines suck. Bobby says that is why he is out here right now. He is here to challenge Dolph for the title . . . right now.
Dolph refuses and Bobby asks Dolph if he is afraid he cannot do it on his own. Dolph falls for the Marty McFly method and he accepts the match. The match is announced for the title, but Dolph says it is a non title match.
Dolph Ziggler versus Bobby Roode in a Non Title Match
Roode with a kick and he tries for the Glorious DDT. Ziggler with a hammer lock. Dolph with a side head lock. Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Roode with a hip toss and side head lock take down. Ziggler with a side head lock take down. Roode with a shoulder tackle and then he sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Roode goes to the floor and he sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Roode rolls Ziggler back into the ring but Ziggler sends Roode to the floor and hits a drop kick when Roode gets back into the ring. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Roode with punches but Ziggler with a kick and swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Roode blocks a punch and punches Ziggler and then chops Ziggler. Ziggler with an Irish whip and Roode with a clothesline out of the corner. Ziggler sends Roode into the turnbuckle as we go to commercial. Continue reading
Pre-Show: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre interrupt and he points out that he is here. Dolph says he is the premier champion on Raw. Booker says Dolph is like a new man. Dolph says he is so good at this that it is funny. He has made a career out of taking small opportunities and making the most of it. Sam asks Dolph about the fan support for Seth. Dolph says he knows that they will turn on Seth. He says as fast as they get behind you, they will turn on you. Drew mentions that Kurt Angle tried to keep him from being at his friend’s side but he won on Monday. Drew says he will be in the best seat in the house for the best match of the night. Dolph says Drew has his back tonight. Booker asks if he is about stealing the show and Dolph says he only cares about winning.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Iron Man Match: Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) versus Seth Rollins
They lock up and Rollins with a hammer lock. Ziggler gets to the ropes and Rollins breaks the hold. Ziggler goes for the leg and Rollins with a front face lock. ZIggler with a hammer lock and Rollins with a reversal. Ziggler gets to the ropes. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a backslide for a near fall. Rollins blocks a kick and gets a near fall with a rollup. Ziggler goes for a sunset flip and Rollins blocks it and drops down. Rollins gets a near fall and Ziggler goes to the floor. Rollins with a forearm and chop when Ziggler returns to the ring. Rollins with a back elbow for a near fall. Rollins with a slam and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a chop. Rollins gets back dropped to the apron and then he leaps over Ziggler. Ziggler with a punch. Rollins goes for a buckle bomb and he hits it. Rollins with a La Magistral for the three count.
Rollins 1 Fall
Ziggler 0 Falls
Time Remaining 25 Minutes
Rollins with a belly-to-back suplex and Ziggler rolls to the floor. Rollins with a pescado onto Ziggler. Rollins sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. The referee makes his count as Rollins sends Ziggler into the ring. Ziggler with punches as Rollins returns to the ring. Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Rollins lands on his feet and he chops Ziggler. Ziggler with a kick and Rollins with clotheslines. Rollins with an Irish whip followed by a forearm in the corner. Ziggler with a drop kick to the knee. Continue reading
In Ring: Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth says over the years, you have given him some sweet nicknames. Mr. Money in the Bank since he won it in Boston. The Kingslayer, the Architect, Monday Night Rollins. The only moniker that matters now is Former Intercontinental Champion. Seth says he has an opportunity to change that. At Extreme Rules, he goes one on one against Dolph Ziggler for thirty minutes. The man with the most wins in that period is the Iron Man and leaves Extreme Rules as the Intercontinental Champion. Dolph is no joke. He is a veteran and he is savvy. Seth says that Dolph will bring that overgrown Scottish Wookiee, Drew McIntyre.
Dolph’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the stage with Drew McIntyre. Dolph thanks Seth for the kind words. He tells everyone not to be fooled because he will not only bring his good looks and this giant psychopath with him. He is also bringing the title. Don’t think for one second that he is not walking out of Extreme Rules as your champion. Drew says it is not all bad. At least you will have your nicknames and you will get a glimpse at the future of this place. Dolph says you are still Seth ‘Freaking’ Rollins. You are one of the best wrestlers to set foot in that ring. Dolph says you are no Dolph Ziggler. When it comes to that Iron Man match, he might win 5-0, 10-0, 100-0, or 1000-0.
Seth says the peroxide might be getting to Dolph’s brain. Dolph says you lost that one shred. Everything you poured into this title made it sweeter when he pried it from Seth’s hands. You don’t win an Iron Man Match by swinging a sledgehammer or flipping over tires. It is nothing you do in a Crossfit gym. You win by racking up victory after victory. Dolph says he is not one to brag, but at Kent State, he wrapped up enough victories he walked out the winningest wrestler.
Seth congratulates Dolph on 121 wins in college. He asks Drew if he graduated from Kent State. Drew says it does not matter where he has been, it is where he is going. He is going straight to the top. Seth says that Drew will be going wherever Dolph tells him to go. Seth wants to know why Drew is taking orders from that pipsqueak. Seth says Dolph knows your secrets. Seth asks that there are no photographs. It gets lonely in Scotland and there are only so many sheep to go around.
Dolph says it won’t be so funny after Extreme Rules when they roll over Seth on Sunday. Drew tells Seth to prove how much of a man he really is. Drew challenges Seth to a match tonight. Seth accepts the challenge and he tells Drew to be careful because he is a baaaaaaaaad man. Drew goes into the ring and so does Dolph but Seth gets out of the ring before they can get their hands on Seth.
Backstage: Drew and Dolph enter Kurt’s office and Kurt tells Drew if he loses tonight, Drew will be banned from ringside on Sunday. Kevin says that is favoritism. Drew says that is okay because Seth will not get through the match tonight.
In Ring: Dolph Ziggler’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the stage with Drew McIntyre. Dolph says that Roman is calling someone else an egomaniac. You make everything about you. You call the ring, Your Yard. Everything has to go through you. Drew says you can’t help yourself and try to play the hero. Just like you did last week with your buddy Seth Rollins. Dolph corrects Drew by reminding him that Seth is the former Intercontinental Champion.
Dolph says if you want everything to go through you and be about you . . . that’s fine by them. Drew says since you stuck your nose in their business last week, they will return the favor now. Roman punches Drew and then Dolph but Dolph hits Roman from behind and it is a two on one attack. Seth Rollins comes to the ring and he punches Drew and Dolph. Seth with an enzuigiri to Drew and then he takes Dolph to the mat and punches him.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns versus Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler
Dolph and Seth start things off. They lock up and Seth with a waist lock. Ziggler escapes but Rollins with a key lock into a front face lock. Ziggler escapes and he applies a front face lock and gets a near fall. They lock up and Seth with a hammer lock. Ziggler blocks a hip toss and gets a near fall with a rollup. Rollins with a drop kick and Ziggler retreats into the corner. McIntyre tags in.
They lock up and McIntyre with a side head lock. Drew with a shoulder tackle and then he blocks a hip toss and Drew sends Seth to the mat. Seth gets to his corner and Roman wants to tag in. Seth allows it and Roman enters the match. They lock up and Drew backs Roman into the corner and connects with a knee and follows with punches and kicks. Roman sends Drew into the turnbuckles and Roman with punches. Roman goes to the turnbuckles and he punches Drew. Roman tries for a Samoan drop but Drew gets to his feet. Roman with an uppercut and Dolph goes to the floor and distracts Roman to allow Drew to hit a head butt. Drew with punches to Roman. Ziggler tags in and hits a super kick for a near fall. Ziggler chokes Roman in the ropes while the referee warns Dolph. We get Coach’s word of the hour and it is Payback. Drew tags in and he chops Roman followed by a neck breaker. Dolph tags back in and he kicks Roman. Dolph sends Roman into the turnbuckles and he punches Roman. Roman with an uppercut as Ziggler goes for a splash in the corner. Rollins tags in and hits a springboard clothesline. Seth with a boot to Ziggler and he leaps over Dolph and hits Slingblade. Rollins with a baseball slide to Drew and then he hits a suicide dive. Roman with the Drive By and Rollins hits a frog splash for a near fall. Continue reading