WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
Lots of good intensity in this one. McIntyre came off like a killer while facing off with Rollins. Ziggler almost scored a pin with a big DDT. Ziggler and McIntyre worked over Rollins a lot early on but Rollins kept surviving the onslaught. Ziggler began berating him, which sparked some Rollins offense. Ziggler jumped on his back with a sleeper. Rollins dropped down to one knee but fought back to his feet. He tried to make it to his corner but Ziggler raked his face to stop it. Rollins tossed him off his back and fought to make it back to his corner to tag Dean Ambrose. McIntyre went to attack but was tossed to the floor by Seth. Rollins went for the tag but Drew attacked Ambrose and knocked him off the apron. McIntyre worked over Seth, who finally made the tag but the referee missed it. They mauled Rollins in the corner as the referee argued with Ambrose. The crowd really got into this, going nuts as Seth was being beaten in the corner. Really cool old school tag team psychology here. Ziggler went for a superplex but Seth blocked it and knocked him off. Ziggler went to recover and attempt another but was knocked off again. Drew was tagged in but was nailed with a top rope blockbuster. Rollins finally made the hot tag and Ambrose went nuts with stomps and clotheslines.
Dean went for a jacknife pin on McIntyre for a two count. He scored several additional two counts but Drew kept escaping. Ambrose went to the top rope but was attacked by Ziggler. Dean went for Dirty Deeds on the apron but was blasted off by McIntyre. He reversed a whip into the ringpost, sending Drew into it, then nailed Ziggler into the barricade. Dean came off the top with an elbow but McIntyre caught him and sent him into the buckles with a belly to belly suplex.
Rollins hit a dive to the outside on the Tag Team Champions but they caught him. Before they could do anything to retaliate, Ambrose hit a tope onto everyone and everyone crashed down to the floor. Back in the ring, Ziggler nailed a Falcon’s Arrow on Ziggler for a two count. Rollins missed the curb stomp. Ziggler went for the Famouser but was smashed into the corner. Seth covered him but Drew broke it up at two. Ambrose attacked Drew. Tons of near falls until Ziggler nailed a Zig Zag but a CLOOOOSE two count.
McIntyre was tagged back in. They were setting up for the Claymore Kick/Zig Zag combination but Ambrose pulled Ziggler out of the ring. McIntyre was caught with a superkick. Rollins nailed an awesome top rope frog splash but McIntyre kicked out the last week. Seth and Dean went for a double superplex on McIntyre but Ziggler got involved. Seth missed a dive to the floor. McIntyre wiped out Dean, clotheslining him off the top into the ring.
Drew held Ambrose in an Electric Chair position while Ziggler went to come off the top but Dean nailed him. McIntyre and Ambrose crashed to the floor. Seth jumped on the turnbuckle and went for a superplex. Seth went for a pinfall but McIntyre returned with an awesome Claymore Kick and Ziggler scored the pin.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.
Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins – Intercontinental Championship Match
Feeling out process to start, they go to the floor and Drew gets a little too close to Seth, and Dean backs him off. Back into the ring where they continue going at it without either man able to get much of an advantage. They head back out to the floor and all four men have a standoff before they go back into the ring and Seth gets the advantage. Dolph takes over and begins working the knee over, but Seth starts to mount a comeback, and a suplex sends both me over the top to the floor. Back in the ring and Seth makes the babyface comeback, hitting a blockbuster for 2. Seth goes to the top, but his knee slows him down and Dolph is able to nail him and go for a superplex.
Rollins fights him off with a headbutt and goes for the frogsplash, but Dolph rolls to the other side of the ring, so Seth decides to clothesline him to the floor and hit a dive instead. Back in the ring, Seth hits a springboard clothesline and a ripcord kneestrike for 2. Seth quickly escapes a sleeper attempt, but Dolph snaps his neck down on the top rope. They wind up on the apron and Dolph shoves Seth into the post, then hit a leaping DDT on the ring apron. Yeowch! Seth blocks a Zig Zag, hits a superkick, and comes off the top with a frogsplash…but Dolph gets the knees up and quickly cradles…for 2! Close fall there. Dolph goes back to the bad knee and tries a Stinger Splash, but Seth blocks and dumps Dolph on the top rope.
Rollins runs to the top and hits an INVERTED SUPERPLEX, then ROLLS through and hits the Curtain Call, but Dolph is STILL out at 2! Wow, just wow. The crowd is on their feet for this, and rightfully so. Seth tunes up the band as Drew rams Dean into the steps, distracting Seth long enough for Dolph to hit the Zig Zag and cover…for 2! They trade O’Connor rolls for 2, then Seth powers Dolph up into a buckle bomb, hits it, Drew is up on the apron, but Dean pulls him down and hits Dirty Deeds on the floor. Dolph goes for a superkick, Seth sees it coming, dodges, and hits one of his own, then a curb stomp finishes it.
Winner: Seth Rollins
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
AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE Championship
Everyone went after Cena at the bell, so he nailed AA after AA. He went for one on AJ, who landed on his feet and they faced off. They went back and forth with some great back and forth counters. Styles went for the Styles Clash but Cena turned it into an AA. AJ pulled himself to the turnbuckle as the others returned to the apron and surrounded Cena. The story was no one wanted Cena there and they all attacked him, five vs. one, then dumped him outside to the floor. Smackdown’s stars all looked at each other and began beating each other. Lots of big moves with everyone taking the other out. Styles nailed a neckbreaker on Ziggler. Zayn went for a Helluva Kick but Styles avoided and nailed an inverted DDT, but Owens broke up the pinfall. Owens and Styles back and forth.
They battled to the top. Owens headbutt him off to the floor. Corbin returned and nailed clotheslines, but Cena nailed him. Ziggler nailed Cena with a DDT but was attacked off the ropes by Owens with a frog splash for a two count. Styles made the save. He went for the Styles Clash but Owen backdropped him over the top to the floor.
Corbin nailed a backbreaker on Owens but Ziggler snapped him with the Zig Zag. Cena nailed Ziggler then hit the Blue Thunder Bomb on Zayn. Cena whipped out the Five Knuckle Shuffle. He looked to go for the AA on Ziggler but Ziggler leapt up into the Famouser for a near fall. Ziggler went for Sweet Chin Music but Cena ducked and locked in an STF. Styles charged all the way into the ring to break it up. Continue reading
Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler – United States Championship Match
The story of the match early on was Roode was at a disadvantage. Crowd was really into everyone early. Corbin accidentally nailed Zigger to eliminate him from the equation for a bit. Roode and Corbin battled. Ziggler jumped on Roode for the Zig Zag but it was avoided. Roode tried to come off the ropes but Ziggler avoided it and nailed the Famouser. Corbin broke it up at the last second. Corbin nailed each competitor with clotheslines but was nailed by Ziggler with a dropkick. Corbin nailed Deep Six on Roode, who got his shoulder up at the last second. Crowd chanted for Roode. Corbin placed Roode on the top but was fought off. Ziggler pounced and attempted the superplex but Corbin slipped under him to nail a powerbomb at the same time for a Tower of Doom spot. Good stuff so far with a lot of hard work.
Lots of back and forth big spots and near falls. Ziggler nearly scored the pin with a DDT out of a Glorious DDT attempt. The crowd is super into all the near falls. Corbin tossed Dolph over the top. He charged Roode, who ducked and Corbin went over the top. Roode nailed the Glorious DDT on Ziggler and tossed Corbin to the floor again, but Corbin pulled him out of the ring as he attempted to get the pin. Corbin nailed the chokeslam into the backbreaker on the floor. Corbin tossed Roode back into the ring and was going for End of Days but Ziggler caught him with the Zig Zag mid-move and scored the surprise pin.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler