WWE Intercontinentnal Championship
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
Vickie Guerrero did her usual “EXUSE ME” schtick, but was cut off quickly by Kofi Kingston’s music. The bell rings and Kofi goes after Ziggler right away. Kofi went for a dive early on and crashed and burned on the outside when Ziggler dodged him. Ziggler with a quick neckbreaker when Kofi slide back in. Striker mentioned on commentary that as last year’s Summerslam, Ziggler was competing for the Intercontinental championship and he is now defending it this year. Ziggler with a quick snapmare and blockbuster on Kofi. Ziggler keeps Kofi grounded and drops a few elbows. Ziggler drops his head off the turnbuckle when Kofi moved. Kofi with big strikes and dropkick on Ziggler. Kofi with a modified lou thesz press. Kofi with a Boom Drop on Ziggler. Ziggler rolls through a crossbody by Kofi for a close two count. Ziggler with a fameasser on Kofi. Kofi catches Ziggler in the corner with boots and follows with a sledgehammer from the top turnbuckle. Kofi is hulking up in the corner, misses Trouble in Paradise and Ziggler locks on a sleeper. The Nexus hit the ring and attack both Ziggler and Kingston. Ziggler is dumped out and they focus next on Kingston. Darren Young and Wade Barrett take turns attacking Kingston. Barrett gets on the mic and said that is just a little taste of what they will do to Team WWE later tonight. He adds that one spot remains open on Team WWE and how ego’s are too large on the roster to form a cohesive unit to take out The Nexus tonight.
Winner: No Contest
Still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
Backstage, Chris Jericho is talking to The Miz. He asks Miz if he just saw what Nexus did. Jericho said it pains him to say this, but Team WWE needs his help. Edge is eating a Slim Jim and says tonight isn’t about Miz cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase, but instead helping Team WWE. Jericho said if Miz joins them tonight, Miz will become a star and doing so in Los Angeles. Miz said he appreciates the kind words, but he has a lot on his plate and walks away. Miz comes back and takes Edge’s Slim Jim. Edge says, “I think we got him.”
* Alicia Fox defending the WWE Divas Championship against Melina is up next.