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
Backstage: Seth Rollins is in the interview area and he is asked about his meeting with Kurt Angle. Seth mentions the Evolution PPV and then he pinned Dolph Ziggler. Seth says he got a match at SummerSlam. Seth is asked what the match is and Seth says it is against Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title.
In Ring: Kurt says Brock will defend the Universal Championship at SummerSlam or he is no longer champion. Paul says that Kurt drives a hard bargain and is a hell of a negotiator. Brock will defend the Universal Title at SummerSlam. Paul says on behalf of his client, he congratulates each and every one of you for your voices have been heard. You have all screamed at the top of your lungs that you want more Brock Lesnar. You want more of the beast, you want more of the conqueror. If you had it your way, the WWE Network would be all Brock Lesnar all the time. Kurt Angle has forced their hand and it is up to Kurt to determine who will be beaten, victimized, and conquered by Brock Lesnar. Bobby Lashley’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Bobby says when he came back to WWE, he had two goals in mind. He accomplished the first by defeating Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules. Now it is time to accomplish the other. Bobby says that is to beat Brock Lesnar and win the Universal Title.
Drew McIntyre comes out and he tells Lashley to hold on. Drew asks why do you think he came back to the WWE? Did he come back to make up the roster numbers or stand in Dolph Ziggler’s corner? He came back for change and ensure the Intercontinental Title stayed around Dolph’s waist. That was Phase One. Now it is time for Phase Two. Drew says it is the Universal Championship.
Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He says if you are looking for an opponent for Brock Lesnar, he is right here.
Elias makes his way to the ring with his guitar. He says he has one question for everybody. Who wants to walk with Elias? There is a lot of noise going on in this ring. Elias says nothing sounds nicer than Elias as Universal Champion. Elias says next week, his debut album drops. It only makes sense that you ride that success into SummerSlam and have him face Brock Lesnar. Finn Balor’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Finn says that what makes sense and he has a question . . . Who was the first Universal Champion? It only makes sense that it should be Finn Balor against Brock Lesnar. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. He says he doesn’t have any excuses and he doesn’t care about Brock Lesnar. He wants someone to fight tonight. Kurt says there will be two triple threat matches and the winners will meet next week to see who faces Brock at SummerSlam.
Backstage: Charly Caruso is with Seth Rollins. Seth is asked about the path to Brock Lesnar and how confident is he. Seth says last night wasn’t his night but tonight is his night. Next Monday will be his night and SummerSlam will be his night when he becomes Universal Champion. He says he loves Roman and he will have to go through him if he has to. Continue Reading
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