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.
Harper picks up Ziggler and sets for a pump handle suplex and hits it for a near fall. Ziggler with punches and a rollup for a near fall. Harper with a kick to the midsection and then he gets Ziggler up for a suplex to send him to the mat for an uppercut. Harper with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Harper sets for a power bomb but Ziggler counters into a modified Code Red and a near fall. Harper with a boot to the head. Harper sets for the discus lariat but Ziggler with a super kick. Harper stays on his feet and Harper hits the discus lariat for a near fall. Ziggler counters a power bomb attempt with an X Factor and follows with a Fameasser for a near fall.
Ziggler and Harper exchange punches from their knees. Harper with a palm thrust. Harper avoids a Fameasser but Ziggler with two super kicks followed by a Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Jerry Lawler asks Dolph about his victory. Dolph says that because of the people in the crowd, he pulled it out tonight. It has been a long road. He has found a way to crawl through and scratch to get the title and he is damned if anyone is going to take it from him.