KickOff Show: Backstage, Charly Caruso interviewed Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. Ambrose said nothing would change if they win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship because Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler never had the power on Raw. Seth said tonight, the Shield could end up with every men’s championship title on Raw. They are the workhorses and they are ready to prove it.
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
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