Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) vs. Ryback
Rusev attacks Ryback while he was pumping his arms on the stage. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick that sends Ryback off the stage. Rusev with another jumping thrust kick that sends Ryback over a case.
Seth says that without the Authority it is a madhouse. After everything he has been through in the last two days, can you believe this. At TLC, he was robbed of one of the biggest victories of his career by Roman Reigns. Last night, after orchestrating the beat downs of Chris Jericho and John Cena, he valiantly beat John Cena by himself last night.
Seth says that he is out here on Super Smackdown with severely bruised ribs. He was ready to face Ryback and now this? Seth says that works out in his favor because after the last two days, who deserves a day off more than Mr. Money in the Bank?
Seth tells Joey to get the limo ready, but . . .
Dolph Ziggler comes out and he tells Seth that he knows he is very good at scamming his ways out of things. Like last night with John Cena and tonight with Ryback. He reminds Seth that the Authority is out of power. It was because of Sting . . . and him. Dolph reminds Seth that he beat him at Survivor Series.
He says Seth is probably contractually obligated to wrestle tonight so shouldn’t the WWE Universe see the Architect, the Standard Bearer, Mr. Money in the Bank compete tonight. How about you go one on one with . . . ME!
Seth asks Dolph what has he done lately to stand in the same ring as Seth Rollins.
Dolph says that he understands why Seth is afraid of him. If Seth is afraid, he should say it.
Seth asks if Dolph is implying that he is afraid of Dolph. Seth tells Joey and Jamie that it is just Dolph Ziggler. Since it is the holiday season, he is in a giving mood. He would like to bestow two gifts tonight. The first is to Dolph and he accepts his challenge. The second gift is to himself and it will be when he curb stomps Dolph’s face into the mat.
Dolph says that he will get his gear on, steal the show, and beat Seth because . . . that is what’s best for business.
Backstage: Renee Young is in the interview area with Seth Rollins. She asks if Seth was responsible for the attacks by Brock Lesnar on Raw.
Seth says that he will remind her that John Cena and John Cena alone has the power to bring back The Authority. Until he does that, he will make sure that every single thing that John does, he is unsuccessful at. That means his match against Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble. If he has to work with Paul and Brock, so be it. As for Chris Jericho? He waltzes in here and thinks that he can run Raw? No one can replace Triple H and Stephanie. They will be back. Until they do, he will take great pride in making everyone’s lives miserable. He will start with Dolph Ziggler.
Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) vs. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler
Rollins goes to the floor after the bell rings and he talks to Joey and Jamie and gets his taped ribs adjusted. Rollins returns to the ring and they lock up. Rollins with a wrist lock but Ziggler with a reversal and side head lock. Ziggler with a shoulder tackle and Rollins rolls to the floor and he starts to have trouble breathing due to his ribs.
Rollins returns to the ring and he kicks Ziggler and takes Dolph down with a side head lock take down. Ziggler gets back to his feet and he gives Rollins a hip toss for a near fall. Rollins tries to get out of the ring but Ziggler pulls him back in. Ziggler with a shot to the ribs and Rollins is unable to get out of the ring another time. Ziggler with a punch to the ribs.
Rollins punches Ziggler and sends him into the turnbuckles. Rollins with kicks and a wrist lock followed by a short arm clothesline. Rollins with a knee drop for a near fall. Rollins tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick but Rollins holds on to the ropes while Ziggler tries for a Zig Zag. Rollins with a flying knee to the back and Ziggler goes to the floor. Rollins distracts the referee and Noble hits Ziggler as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a jawbreaker. Rollins blocks a drop kick attempt and he catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Rollins chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Rollins with a hard Irish whip. Rollins kicks Ziggler in the head and shows him no respect. Ziggler with punches to the midsection followed by a drop kick to the midsection.
Ziggler gets up but Rollins with a clothesline and he sends Ziggler to the floor. Rollins goes to the apron and he comes off the apron but Ziggler moves and he sends Rollins into the announce table. Rollins is sent midsection first into the stairs.
Ziggler gets back into the ring and Rollins gets to the apron and he drops Ziggler on the top rope. Rollins goes up top but Ziggler hits the ropes and Rollins gets crotched and falls to the mat. Ziggler with a splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker and a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a knee to the midsection and then he pushes Ziggler away when he tries for the hesitation DDT. Ziggler is able to hit the hesitation DDT but he can only get a near fall.
Ziggler punches Rollins but Rollins with a back heel kick. Ziggler and Rollins exchange punches. Ziggler has a super kick blocked and Rollins with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Rollins goes to the apron and he goes up top. Ziggler climbs to the turnbuckles and he hits a super X Factor and gets a near fall.
Ziggler misses the Fameasser. Ziggler with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Ziggler avoids interference from Mercury and Noble and they get knocked off the apron. Rollins is back body dropped onto Noble and Mercury. Back in the ring, Ziggler hits the Fameasser for a near fall. Mercury distracts the referee and Noble hits Ziggler.
The referee sends Noble and Mercury to the back and Rollins argues with the referee. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match: Ziggler is able to avoid Mercury and Noble.