Tom Phillips is in the interview area with Dolph Ziggler.
Tom asks Dolph about having to face Luke tonight. Dolph says the ladder match was one of the most brutal matches he has ever been in. It was tough physically and mentally. It showed him what it would take to get the title off him. Luke is a nightmare come to life. Dolph says he is a four time Intercontinental Champion. There will not be a Christmas miracle tonight. He will give the fans what they want and he will steal the show. He tells Luke it is too bad that he is too good. Dolph wishes TP a Merry Christmas as we go to commercial.
Luke Harper versus Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title
Harper with a boot to Ziggler’s head during the introduction. Harper with a suicide dive onto Harper. Harper Irish whips Ziggler into the ringside barrier and then he goes for a power bomb but Ziggler escapes. Harper with a Bossman Slam onto the floor and they enter the ring.
The referee holds Harper back so he can check on Ziggler.
Harper attacks Ziggler and pulls off Dolph’s shirt. Harper waits in the corner while the referee asks Ziggler if he can wrestle. Ziggler wants the match to start. Harper with a super kick and a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Harper picks up Ziggler and he connects with an uppercut. Harper with another uppercut to Ziggler. Harper rakes Ziggler’s eyes. Ziggler with a punch and he tries for a drop kick but Harper catches him and Harper slingshots Ziggler’s throat into the ropes and he kicks Ziggler to the floor.
We are back and Harper stands over Ziggler while Dolph tries to get back to his feet. Ziggler stomps on Harper’s feet and then he tries for a neck breaker but Harper sends Ziggler into the ropes and Harper with a drop kick. Ziggler rolls to the floor.
Harper goes to the floor and he picks up Ziggler but Ziggler tries for a super kick but Harper blocks it and Harper sends Ziggler face first into the announce table. Harper gets a near fall when he rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Harper with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches followed by a drop kick but Harper moves when Ziggler goes for the Vigilante Stinger Splash. Harper gets a near fall. Continue reading
Dolph along with former Diva’s Champion, Paige will be appearing at the Wizard World in Cleveland, Ohio on February 21st, 2015. Photo Ops & autographs will be taking place at 11am & 11:45am, with a panel featuring Dolph & Paige at 1:30pm. For more information check out the links below.
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As WWE’s New Generation Era faded and The Attitude Era began to take hold at the tail end of 1997, the longtime pillars of WWE — Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart — finally crumbled. By the start of ’98, the “Hit Man” was already trudging through a depressing run in WCW while HBK had left the ring for an extended hiatus. Other Superstars would step up, but no one truly stepped into the spots they left behind.
Dolph Ziggler — with his ability to shift between the arrogance of Michaels and the grit of Hart — would have been the man to fill both of these vacant roles. Part mat-wrestling badass, part hip-swiveling heartthrob, The Showoff could have joined DX or warred against them and been completely awesome either way. Besides, what Superstar outside of Ziggler shows so much attitude in everything they do? The answer is no one. Everyone else just wishes they could pull it off.