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
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Dean Ambrose versus Stardust
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match, Ambrose takes the title belt off the turnbuckles. Wade Barrett attacks Ambrose from behind, because his music did not play. Daniel Bryan comes out and he goes after Barrett. Bryan kicks and punches Barrett. Luke Harper comes out and he attacks Bryan. Dolph Ziggler comes out and he goes after Barrett.
While these six men battle in the ring, R Truth grabs the title belt and he puts it in his bag of tricks. Ambrose sends Barrett to the floor while Stardust hits CrossDust on Ambrose. Ziggler with a super kick to Stardust. Harper with a discus lariat to Ziggler. Bryan with a flying knee to Harper. Barrett with a Bullhammer to Bryan.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring and he is the current possessor of the Intercontinental Title belt. We see how Dolph took possession of the title belt without winning the title. Dolph says it feels right. He is not one to hold a grudge against his boss, but it seems to him that he never got his rematch for the Intercontinental Title against Wade Barrett. He says he hasn’t gotten the rematch because he saved the day to get rid of the Authority and he got fired. Now he has a second chance. This title meant a lot to him. This title not only changed his career, it changed his life. The title is back where it belongs. Dolph says this is why he is officially entering the Ladder Match at Wrestlemania for the Intercontinental Title. Dolph says it feels like something or someone is missing. It is someone he would like to share the ring and help blow the roof off the place. Someone who proved it is not how big you are. He showed that with a movement behind you, you could become the World Champion. Dolph says that is why he wants that superstar to come out…It is not Daniel Bryan, but the man who has had his title belt pilfered, Wade Barrett who comes out. He says that he is not the person Dolph was referring to, but Dolph has something that belongs to him.
Dolph asks if that is charisma, a great Twitter account, a non-broken nose. Wade says that Dolph is the comedian, but he is not a good one. People like you, Luke Harper, R Truth, Dean Ambrose can play all of the juvenile games, but it does not change the fact that he is the Intercontinental Champion. Who do you think you are to put yourself into his match for his championship. He tells Dolph he can hand him the title back, or he can go into the ring and take it from his unconscious body. Dolph asks Wade if he wants it, but Luke hits Dolph from behind and he kicks Dolph. Barrett and Harper stand across from each other with the title belt between him. Wade goes to pick it up but Harper stands on it and we have a tug of war.
Ziggler hits Harper and Barrett and the belt falls again. Harper and Barrett work over Ziggler. Dean Ambrose’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he clotheslines Harper and punches Barrett. Ziggler and Ambrose clothesline Barrett over the top rope to the floor. Harper goes to the floor while Ambrose and Ziggler remain in the ring. They both stand over the title belt and Barrett and Harper try to get back into the ring. Ziggler and Ambrose go to the floor to fight Harper and Barrett while Truth hides behind the ring post. Truth rolls around and then he crawls into the ring and he goes for the title belt and he grabs it and he leaves the ring and goes under the ring. Ziggler and Ambrose go into the ring and they wonder where the belt went. Truth is on the other side of the ring and he comes out and Ziggler and Ambrose see him, but Truth’s music plays so he is able to leave with the title belt.
Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler versus Luke Harper and Wade Barrett
Harper and Ziggler start things off and Ziggler goes for the leg but Harper with a Gator Roll. Ziggler escapes and he applies a side head lock. Harper with a side head lock of his own. Harper with a yeah yeah shoulder tackle and then he catches Ziggler on a leap frog attempt. Harper avoids a sunset flip but Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler tries for the hesitation DDT but Harper sends him to the mat. Barrett tags in and while they stare at each other Ambrose tags in and he sends Barrett into the corner and kicks him. Ambrose runs the forearm across the bridge of the nose and then he chops Barrett. Ambrose with an Irish whip and splash followed by a bulldog. Ambrose goes up top and he hits an elbow drop but Harper breaks up the cover. Ziggler knocks Harper to the floor and Ambrose clotheslines Barrett over the top rope. Ambrose and Ziggler back into each other and we go to commercial. Continue reading
The field for WrestleMania’s blockbuster Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match has grown to five with its newest announced participant, Dolph Ziggler.The Showoff, a four-time Intercontinental Champion, joins R-Truth, Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper in challenging for Bad News Barrett’s title. More entrants are expected to be revealed in coming weeks.
For the bearer of bad news, the multi-Superstar Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match only adds to recent woes. Barrett has lost non-title contests to not just R-Truth and Ambrose, but also Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan, deepening the pool of potential contenders. Though Barrett dealt Ambrose a loss via disqualification at WWE Fastlane, The Lunatic Fringe absconded with the Intercontinental Championship after the match, leaving Bad News as a champion with no title. Since then, the championship has become a hot potato, changing possession repeatedly.
Will order finally be restored to the Intercontinental Title scene at WrestleMania? Just how many challengers will Bad News Barrett have to contend with? And what will happen at The Showcase of the Immortals when the prestigious Intercontinental Championship is raised high above the ring, with the only means for retrieval being to scale a ladder amid the mayhem of a multi-Superstar brawl?