Intercontinental Title Contender Gauntlet Match
Dolph Ziggler is in the Goldman Box and he says the ladder match has all types. Whether it is a dirty lunatic, a rapper that refuses to get high, going to a costume party on Mars, a homeless zombie, a Brit with no stones, or a turd. Dolph says he is the superstar who brings the Intercontinental Title back to the top.
Daniel Bryan versus Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Bryan with a side head lock take down. Ziggler with a head scissors and Bryan escapes. Ziggler with a side head lock take down and Bryan with a side head lock and Ziggler escapes. They lock up while Barrett watches again from the back. Bryan with a back heel kick in the corner followed by kicks to the chest. Bryan with a European uppercut but Ziggler sends Bryan into the corner and he punches Bryan. Bryan goes for the leg but Ziggler with a front face lock and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a kick out of the test of strength. Ziggler with more kicks followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler misses the Vigilante Stinger Splash and Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner. Bryan with a super rana but Ziggler holds on and he gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Bryan with European uppercuts while Ziggler fires back with punches. Ziggler with kicks. Ziggler with a head butt in the corner followed by an Irish whip but Bryan flips over and both men go for cross bodies and they both hit the mat hard after impact. The referee checks on both men as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan works on the arm. Bryan tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he kicks Bryan and then this a drop kick. Bryan counters a Fameasser attempt and he hits a power bomb and gets a near fall with a jackknife cover. Bryan goes up top but Ziggler crotches him. Ziggler climbs the turnbuckles but Bryan gets to the mat and he drops Ziggler on the turnbuckles. Bryan sets for a belly-to-back superplex but Ziggler is able to counter into a lateral press as they hit the mat and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Bryan holds on to the ropes. Bryan with a round kick to the head and he gets a near fall. Bryan waits for Ziggler to get to his feet and he tries for the flying knee but Ziggler with a super kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a front face lock as he tries to get Bryan up. Bryan tries for the Yes Lock but he cannot fully apply it. Ziggler with a jackknife cover but Bryan with a bridge and both men try for a back slide. Bryan with a back slide for a near fall. Bryan misses a round kick and Ziggler with the Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Ziggler and Bryan shake hands. Wade Barrett comes out and he congratulates them on an incredible match. They stole the show, just like they have tried to steal his title over the last few weeks. He has some bad news. Stealing the show is code. It is code for…Barrett hits Ziggler with the mic. Bryan kicks Barrett in the corner. Bryan runs into a mic shot from Barrett. Barrett sets for the Bullhammer and he connects with one to Ziggler and then one to Bryan.
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Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler vs. Stardust, Luke Harper, and Wade Barrett
Before the match can start, R Truth makes his way onto the stage and he does not appear to have the title belt with him. Stardust and Ambrose are supposed to start the match but everyone looks at Truth. Stardust with a cartwheel before locking up. Ambrose with a side head lock and shoulder tackle followed by a forearm. Stardust with a shot to the eyes and then he punches Ambrose while we see Truth has the belt hanging from the back of his suit. Ambrose with a splash into the corner and a bulldog. Ambrose with a suplex and he stands on the hand and he tags in Bryan. Bryan with a European uppercut or two and then he goes for a surfboard. Bryan with kicks to Stardust followed by a wrist lock and Ziggler tags himself in. Ziggler and Bryan have some words and Stardust goes after Ziggler but misses. Bryan clotheslines Stardust over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial. We are back and Harper with a European uppercut to Ambrose followed by an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Ambrose with a tornado DDT. Ziggler and Stardust tag in and Ziggler with a clothesline and Splash followed by a neck breaker and elbow drop. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT for a near fall. Ziggler gets sent to the apron but Ziggler drops Stardust on the top rope. Harper slows down Ziggler and Stardust with a springboard round kick to send Ziggler to the floor.
Barrett runs Ziggler into the apron and he gets a near fall. Barrett sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and then he puts him on top and connects with forearms followed by a knee to the midsection to send him back to the mat for a near fall. Stardust tags in and he kicks Ziggler. Harper tags in and adds more damage to the midsection. Barrett tags in and he kicks Ziggler. Barrett with a neck breaker to Ziggler for a near fall. Harper tags in and he sends Barrett at Ziggler but Dolph moves and Barrett goes over the top rope. Harper goes to the floor as well. Stardust tries to stop Ambrose or Bryan but Barrett and Harper pull Bryan and Ambrose off the apron. Ziggler with an X Factor after escaping a power bomb. Everyone fights on the floor until Harper and Ziggler get back into the ring and Harper with a boot and power bomb for a near fall as we go to commercial. We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock on Ziggler. Ziggler with punches but Barrett gets Ziggler on his shoulders for Wasteland, but Ziggler counters with a DDT. Bryan tags in and he drop kicks Stardust and Harper off the apron. Bryan with punches but Barrett with an Irish whip. Bryan flips over Barrett and he hits a suicide dive onto Harper but he tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with an elbow for a near fall. Ambrose with punches and chops to Stardust. Stardust with a punch but Ambrose bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline. Harper with a boot and Ziggler goes for a super kick but he hits Bryan. Ziggler with a super kick to Harper. Barrett with Wasteland that sends Ziggler onto Harper and Stardust. Ambrose avoids a Bullhammer and hits the double underhook DDT for the three count.
Winners: Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Harper attacks Ambrose from behind and sends him over the announce table. Harper points at Truth and Truth has a scared look on his face. Truth backs away from Harper but Ambrose hits Harper from behind. Stardust takes the title belt and goes into the crowd. Ambrose goes after Stardust and he takes the title belt. The belt falls in front of Truth and he picks it up again. Truth backs up and turns around to Harper. Harper does the Mutombo and Truth throws the belt into the ring and it lands in front of Bryan. Ambrose hits Harper off the ringside barrier. Ziggler grabs the belt while Bryan holds on to it. Bryan and Ziggler exchange punches. Stardust misses Beautiful Disaster on Ziggler and Ziggler with a super kick. Bryan with a flying knee to Harper. Barrett with a Bullhammer to Ziggler, Bryan, and Ambrose.
Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Dolph tells Barrett he may never be Daniel Bryan’s hero, but they have different takes. Wade is his hero. Dolph says that he has never met anyone so desperation and delusional to be relevant. You don’t even have the title belt. How will you keep the title when you have people desperate and hungry for the title throwing you off a ladder at Wrestlemania. Luke Harper’s music plays and he walks to the ring. Luke says that he wants his Wrestlemania moment, as he points to the sign. Luke stares down Bryan and they drop their mics. Dean Ambrose’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He tells everyone if you think you can get in that ring and start throwing fists and knock teeth out, you should be locked up and checked out. He says he has no problem starting something with anyone in the ring. Before anyone can throw a punch, Stardust’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring, but he looks under the ring before taking a mic. Stardust wants to know where is it. Where is his white stallion of the milky way? Where is his astral ornament? Which one of you Morlocks have it. Where is the Ivory Enterprise?
R Truth’s music plays and he comes out with his bag of tricks. Truth wants to know what’s up. He opens the sack and he asks if everyone is looking for this and he shows the Intercontinental Title. He says she is a beauty. He knows that Barrett is the champion, but Truth says he is going to hold on to that for safe keeping until it is hung over the ring at Wrestlemania. Truth says that he may be afraid of heights, but he will climb the ladder to become the Intercontinental Champion. Barrett tells Truth he won’t get to the second rung before he pulls Truth down. Truth tells Sizzle Chest that possession is nine tenths of the law. That makes him the big boss man. He tells Barrett to come and get it. Barrett says it is his bloody title and then all six men in the ring start to battle. Barrett is sent to the floor. Ambrose drop kicks Stardust off the apron after Ziggler sends him to the apron. Ziggler sends Harper to Ambrose and Ambrose back drops him over the top rope to the floor.
Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, and Dolph Ziggler versus Wade Barrett, Luke Harper, and Stardust
Ambrose and Barrett start things off and they lock up. Ambrose with a side head lock. Ambrose with a shoulder tackle and forearm followed by a snap elbow drop. Ambrose with a boot to the midsection and he sets for the Regal Lock but he rakes the face and connects with a cross face instead. Ziggler tags in and he punches Barrett. Barrett with a wrist lock and punch. Stardust tags in and connects with a punch off the turnbuckles. Stardust with forearms to the back. Ziggler with an Irish whip and he tags in Bryan who hits a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Bryan with a surfboard and Ambrose chants ‘Cody’ at Stardust. Bryan gets Stardust to the mat and applies a chin lock.
While Truth watches from the monitor in the back, Stardust escapes the hold and Barrett tags in. Bryan with a drop toe hold and European uppercut. Bryan with another European uppercut, but Barrett with a forearm and kicks to Bryan. Stardust tags in and he punches Bryan. Stardust with a head butt. Bryan with an Irish whip and a running drop kick into the corner. Bryan puts Stardust on the turnbuckles and he hits a super rana. Stardust gets to the floor as Bryan sets for the running knee. We are back and Harper gets a near fall on Bryan. Harper with a Gator Roll into a side head lock. Harper sends Bryan back to the mat and Barrett tags back in. Barrett sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he puts Bryan on the turnbuckle. Barrett with forearms to the back followed by a knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Stardust tags in and he kicks Bryan and stomps on the midsection. Harper tags back in and he tries for a slam but Bryan gets to his feet and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Bryan with a round kick to the head and then he crawls towards his corner. Stardust and Ambrose tag in and Ambrose with forearms and a splash into the corner followed by a bulldog. Ambrose with a sit out front driver for a near fall. Harper pulls Ambrose to the floor while Barrett distracts the referee, but Ambrose with a clothesline. Continue reading