Backstage: Seth Rollins walks in the back and he is asked about the Iron Man Match and the fact that Drew will be at ringside. Seth says he has three opponents tonight. He has Dolph, Drew, and the clock. He does not know how many falls it will take but he will leave it all in the ring and walk out as your new Intercontinental Champion.
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
Backstage: Seth Rollins walks in the back and Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh stop him. Jinder says life is beautiful. Instead of burning it down, you must embrace it. You can achieve inner peace if you chant his mantra. Seth says that maybe when he is burning it down, he is burning down pieces of his soul. Jinder chants Shanti and Seth leaves.
In Ring: Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth says over the years, you have given him some sweet nicknames. Mr. Money in the Bank since he won it in Boston. The Kingslayer, the Architect, Monday Night Rollins. The only moniker that matters now is Former Intercontinental Champion. Seth says he has an opportunity to change that. At Extreme Rules, he goes one on one against Dolph Ziggler for thirty minutes. The man with the most wins in that period is the Iron Man and leaves Extreme Rules as the Intercontinental Champion. Dolph is no joke. He is a veteran and he is savvy. Seth says that Dolph will bring that overgrown Scottish Wookiee, Drew McIntyre.
Dolph’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the stage with Drew McIntyre. Dolph thanks Seth for the kind words. He tells everyone not to be fooled because he will not only bring his good looks and this giant psychopath with him. He is also bringing the title. Don’t think for one second that he is not walking out of Extreme Rules as your champion. Drew says it is not all bad. At least you will have your nicknames and you will get a glimpse at the future of this place. Dolph says you are still Seth ‘Freaking’ Rollins. You are one of the best wrestlers to set foot in that ring. Dolph says you are no Dolph Ziggler. When it comes to that Iron Man match, he might win 5-0, 10-0, 100-0, or 1000-0.
Seth says the peroxide might be getting to Dolph’s brain. Dolph says you lost that one shred. Everything you poured into this title made it sweeter when he pried it from Seth’s hands. You don’t win an Iron Man Match by swinging a sledgehammer or flipping over tires. It is nothing you do in a Crossfit gym. You win by racking up victory after victory. Dolph says he is not one to brag, but at Kent State, he wrapped up enough victories he walked out the winningest wrestler.
Seth congratulates Dolph on 121 wins in college. He asks Drew if he graduated from Kent State. Drew says it does not matter where he has been, it is where he is going. He is going straight to the top. Seth says that Drew will be going wherever Dolph tells him to go. Seth wants to know why Drew is taking orders from that pipsqueak. Seth says Dolph knows your secrets. Seth asks that there are no photographs. It gets lonely in Scotland and there are only so many sheep to go around.
Dolph says it won’t be so funny after Extreme Rules when they roll over Seth on Sunday. Drew tells Seth to prove how much of a man he really is. Drew challenges Seth to a match tonight. Seth accepts the challenge and he tells Drew to be careful because he is a baaaaaaaaad man. Drew goes into the ring and so does Dolph but Seth gets out of the ring before they can get their hands on Seth. Continue Reading
In Ring: Dolph Ziggler’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the stage with Drew McIntyre. Dolph says that Roman is calling someone else an egomaniac. You make everything about you. You call the ring, Your Yard. Everything has to go through you. Drew says you can’t help yourself and try to play the hero. Just like you did last week with your buddy Seth Rollins. Dolph corrects Drew by reminding him that Seth is the former Intercontinental Champion.
Dolph says if you want everything to go through you and be about you . . . that’s fine by them. Drew says since you stuck your nose in their business last week, they will return the favor now. Roman punches Drew and then Dolph but Dolph hits Roman from behind and it is a two on one attack. Seth Rollins comes to the ring and he punches Drew and Dolph. Seth with an enzuigiri to Drew and then he takes Dolph to the mat and punches him.
Backstage: Seth and Roman are walking in the back. Seth tells Kurt that enough is enough and they want Dolph and Drew. Kurt says the match will take place next week. Roman wants the match tonight. Kurt reminds Roman that he has a match with Bob against The Revival. Kurt says if they want the match, they’ve got it.
Backstage: Seth and Roman are in the locker room and Seth is talking about the Iron Man match against Dolph Ziggler at Extreme Rules. Bob Lashley shows up and Seth leaves.
Backstage:Seth and Roman are in the back and Seth asks how things went with Bob and Roman says he wasn’t listening. They walk to commercial. Continue Reading
Backstage: Seth Rollins is in the interview area. He is asked about his mindset going into his rematch. Seth says he made an open challenge last week and he lost the title to Dolph Ziggler. He says he has had seven days to let that loss drive him. He has dedicated himself to being better. Seth says Dolph will see a Seth Rollins he has never seen. Drew McIntyre will have the best seat in the house when he beats Drew’s little buddy and gets his title back.
Seth Rollins versus Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) for the WWE Intercontinental Title
Rollins with a drop kick as the bell rings and he kicks Ziggler. Ziggler goes to the floor. Ziggler returns to the ring and he goes for the leg but Rollins with a waist lock. Ziggler gets into the ropes and Rollins with a clean break. They go for a test of strength but Ziggler with a kick and punch. Rollins blocks a punch and he punches and chops Ziggler. Rollins with a snap mare and rollup for a near fall. Rollins with an arm drag into an arm bar. Ziggler puts Rollins in the ropes and he gives a clean break for a moment until Ziggler connects with an elbow. Ziggler sends Rollins into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with punches in the corner followed by a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock. Ziggler with a side head lock take down. Ziggler holds on to the side head lock when Rollins tries to send him off the ropes. Ziggler with a side head lock take down.
Rollins with punches but Ziggler sends Rollins to the mat and then he takes Rollins down with another side head lock take down. Rollins gets back to his feet and Rollins with a hip toss and drop kick. Ziggler goes to the floor. Drew gets between Rollins and Ziggler. Rollins sees Ziggler trying for the sneak attack and Rollins with a punch and then he sends Ziggler into the apron and ringside barrier. We are back and Ziggler kicks Rollins in the knee. We see footage from the commercial break when Rollins got distracted by McIntyre and Dolph knocked Rollins off the apron and into the ringside barrier. Ziggler with a snap mare and leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Rollins with a hard Irish whip and both men are down. Ziggler back body drops Rollins over the top rope to the floor and Rollins lands on his wrist and appears to have injured it. Ziggler with a near fall. Ziggler with a front face lock and punch. Ziggler with a punch. Rollins with a kick and he goes for a suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and applies a sleeper. Rollins goes for a belly-to-back suplex and Ziggler lands on his feet and Dolph goes back to the sleeper. Rollins backs Ziggler into the corner and then snap mares Ziggler to escape. Both men go for a cross body and both men are down. Rollins with chops but Ziggler with an Irish whip. Rollins gets his feet up when Ziggler charges into the corner. Rollins with slingblade and then he clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Rollins sets for a suicide dive but McIntyre hits Rollins in the back as Rollins comes off the ropes. Continue Reading