Backstage: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre enter and he mentions that we are waiting for Seth Rollins to arrive. Kurt mentions that Seth had some travel issues coming back from China.
Backstage: Kurt Angle is on the phone and he is trying to get in touch with Seth Rollins. Dolph and Drew return for an update on Seth’s travel plans. Drew says that Seth is afraid of them. Drew says if Seth does not sign the contract, then the match won’t be official. Kurt says that Seth will be there. Dolph wants to look at the contract to make sure that everything is okay.
Backstage: Dolph and Drew are back. Kurt asks if the contract is satisfactory. Dolph has an issue with the provision that Seth can have someone in his corner. Kurt says since Drew will be in Dolph’s corner, Seth gets to have someone in his corner. Dolph is okay with the provision.
In Ring: Dolph Ziggler’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the ring and he is joined by Drew McIntyre. Dolph says we know that Seth isn’t here so let’s get this over with. Drew says you cannot suspend Brock because you have already lost one title match so you don’t want to lose another one. Drew says that Kurt will probably prop up Roman.
Dolph asks if he will still have to defend the title on Sunday. Kurt introduces Seth Rollins but no one comes out. Dolph says we all know that Seth is not coming out. Drew says that the ‘travel issues’ are probably that Seth cannot get away fast enough. Dolph says Seth was a great champion but the focus is on WAS. Since he cannot beat them, Seth quit. Drew says they respect Seth Rollins. They formed their alliance to stop the complacency. You have to outwork everyone around you to grab that brass ring. Some of you think by being on Raw, you have made it. Seth tried to prove that he was the best every week. That made him and Dolph work harder. Continue reading
Drew McIntyre (with Dolph Ziggler) versus Seth Rollins
Rollins with Black Out and Ziggler attacks Rollins and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Seth Rollins (by disqualification)
After the Match: Rollins fights back and he clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor and hits a suicide dive.
Backstage: Renee Young is in the back with Seth Rollins. Renee asks Seth about having to deal with two men on his own. Seth says it is taxing but what Dolph and Drew don’t understand is that there is no quit in him. He will do what it takes to win back his Intercontinental Title at SummerSlam.
Dolph and Drew attack Seth in the interview area and then they are told to leave.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler says they came to Raw with a plan. A plan to take it over. It is sophisticated and strategic. It appears to be working. Just ask Seth Rollins. He tried to interfere and he ran into the true Iron Man. Drew says he had a chance to get closer to the Universal title. He will wipe the smile off Finn Balor’s face.
Finn Balor versus Drew McIntyre (with Dolph Ziggler)
Balor with Slingblade and a running drop kick that sends Drew into the corner. Balor goes up top and Dolph crotches him. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: FInn Balor (by disqualification)
After the Match: Dolph and Drew work over Balor but Seth Rollins’ music plays and they stop. Drew is sent to the floor and Dolph gets to the floor before Seth can do anything to him. Kurt says that we will have a tag match.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre versus Seth Rollins and Finn Balor
Balor and Rollins get Drew and Dolph from the ramp. Dolph is sent to the floor once they return to the ring and then Balor and Rollins with a double clothesline to send Drew over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler with a side head lock but Rollins gets a near fall. Ziggler punches Rollins but Rollins blocks a punch and he connects with some chops. Rollins sends Ziggler to the floor and he hits a pescado. We are back and Rollins gets a near fall on Ziggler. Balor tags in and chops Ziggler. Balor with an Irish whip and Balor runs into an uppercut. Ziggler with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Balor with a forearm to Drew but Ziggler backs Balor into the corner. Drew tags in and he punches Balor. Drew with an arm bar. Drew with a baseball slide to send Finn to the floor and then he hot shots Balor on the ringside barrier.
Drew kicks Balor and then he tags Ziggler back in. Balor with punches and forearms but Ziggler keeps Balor from making the tag. Dolph with a punch but Balor with a Pele Kick and both men are down. Drew tags in and he keeps Balor from mkaing the tag. Drew misses a splash and Rollins tags in. Rollins sends Drew to the floor and he hits a suicide dive onto Dolph and Drew. Dolph is sent into the ringside barrier after sending Drew back into the ring. Seth with a springboard clothesline. Rollins with a forearm into the corner followed by a boot when Drew charges at him. Seth with a blockbuster for a near fall. Rollins sets for a super kick and he hits the thrust kick and then he knocks Ziggler off the apron. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall followed by a super kick for a near fall that is broken up by Ziggler. Balor with slingblade to Ziggler but Ziggler with a super kick. Rollins with a kick but Drew with an elbow. Drew with a reverse Alabama Slam for a near fall. Ziggler tags in and Drew gets Rollins on his shoulders. Rollins punches Ziggler and crotches him. Rollins sends Drew to the floor and hits Black Out on Ziggler for the three count.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Finn Balor
In Ring: Dolph says last night at Extreme Rules, he did everything he said he would do. He put on an absolute clinic. Move over Robert Downey Jr. but he is more of a Black Sabbath fan because I AM IRON MAN. Dolph reminds everyone he is still your Intercontinental Champion. Dolph says something special happened last night. The Intercontinental Title main evented a WWE Pay Per View for the first time in 17 years. It wasn’t due to Seth Rollins. Dolph says he put the entire roster on notice. He says he gives credit where it is due.
Dolph says he respects everything that Seth did to make this championship what it is today. You are no Dolph Ziggler. Seth Rollins, I not only beat you once, I beat you five times. Bobby Roode makes his way to the stage. Bobby says Dolph is trying to give credit where credit is due. You didn’t give any credit to Drew McIntyre. If it wasn’t for Drew, you wouldn’t be in this ring bragging. You should be on your hands and knees thanking Drew because you would be at some comedy club telling bad jokes. Dolph says while he was headlining the pay per view, how fun was it to watch him from the sidelines. Bobby says the sidelines suck. Bobby says that is why he is out here right now. He is here to challenge Dolph for the title . . . right now.
Dolph refuses and Bobby asks Dolph if he is afraid he cannot do it on his own. Dolph falls for the Marty McFly method and he accepts the match. The match is announced for the title, but Dolph says it is a non title match.
Dolph Ziggler versus Bobby Roode in a Non Title Match
Roode with a kick and he tries for the Glorious DDT. Ziggler with a hammer lock. Dolph with a side head lock. Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Roode with a hip toss and side head lock take down. Ziggler with a side head lock take down. Roode with a shoulder tackle and then he sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Roode goes to the floor and he sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier. Roode rolls Ziggler back into the ring but Ziggler sends Roode to the floor and hits a drop kick when Roode gets back into the ring. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Roode with punches but Ziggler with a kick and swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Roode blocks a punch and punches Ziggler and then chops Ziggler. Ziggler with an Irish whip and Roode with a clothesline out of the corner. Ziggler sends Roode into the turnbuckle as we go to commercial. Continue reading
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