WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E (c) vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
Zeb Colter ran down Big E on the mic before the match.
Big E with a big flying shoulder tackle early on and Swagger bails to recover. Big E with two big release overhead belly to belly suplexes on Swagger. Big E follows with a big spear in the corner. Swagger bails again when Big E goes in for another charge. Zeb tries to get in Big E’s face at ringside and Big E ends up connect with a modified spear on Swagger against the steel ring steps. Back in the ring, Big E gets a two count. Swagger tosses Big E out of the ring from the outside and follows with a big clothesline to the floor. Back in the ring, Swagger with knees to Big E in the corner. Swagger pulls Big E into a clothesline and then keeps him grounded. Swagger catches Big E with a big boot. Big E tosses Swagger away and we get a double clothesline from both in the center of the ring. Swagger side steps Big E and Big E goes shoulder first into the steel ring post. Swagger with a roll up for a close two count. Swagger has a bloody lip. Crowd starts up a loud “WE THE PEOPLE” chant. Big E with more clotheslines and a belly to belly suplex. Swagger catches Big E with a spinebuster and gets another two count. Big E drops Swagger on the ring apron, hits the ropes and gives him a spear through the ropes to the outside! Back in the ring, Big E with a quick splash to Swagger. Swagger cuts off Big E going up to the top turnbuckle. Swagger with a belly to belly suplex on Big E off the top turnbuckle to the mat below. Swagger with a chop block and gets the Patriot Lock applied. Big E is trying to counter out. Big E turns over, kicks Swagger, Swagger right rights, Big E with rights, Swagger with a kick, Big E blocks a gutwrench attempt, botches a charge, Swagger hits the ropes and this time Big E drops him. Big E drops the straps. Swagger trips up Big E and gets the Patriot Lock applied again. Big E powers up to his feet hopping and kicks Swagger in the back of the head. Big E with the Big Ending on Swagger and gets the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E
After the match, we see Bad News Barrett rising up on his podium near the entrance. “I’m afraid I have some bad news for you Americans. You see, to the surprise of nobody, Russia has won more gold medals than you at the Olympic games,” adds Barrett.
We see media clips covering the return of Hulk Hogan to WWE. They plug that Hogan will return to RAW tomorrow night live from Green Bay.
Footage is shown of Daniel Bryan’s issues with Kane recently. Backstage, Byron Saxton is with Daniel Bryan. Bryan promises he will do everything he can to win tonight and move on to Wrestlemania 30. He leads a loud “YES! YES! YES!” chant inside the Target Center.
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