WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dolph Ziggler (c) w/ Vickie Guerrero vs. Kaval
Footage airs before the match from Smackdown of Kaval cashing in his title match clause after winning season two of NXT. Lock up and Ziggler pushes Kaval to the corner. Michael Cole refers to Kaval as an “internet darling” and that is the reason he won NXT. Kaval fights back with headbutts to the body of Ziggler followed by some big chops. Ziggler fights back dropping an elbow over the neck of Kaval. Ziggler with a blockbuster on Kaval. Ziggler with a quick fireman’s carry. Kaval with a rollup for a two count. Ziggler yells at Kaval that he doesn’t deserve this title shot. Kaval hits the ropes and connects with a quick cross body. Kaval with another big chop to Ziggler. Kaval with right hands to Ziggler up top. Vickie walks nearby to distract Kaval allowing Ziggler to drop Kaval off the top turnbuckle face first. Ziggler keeps the action grounded applying a headlock. Ziggler drops an elbow over the neck of Kaval and then connects with a twisting neckbreaker. Kaval and Ziggler exchange shots. Kaval catches Ziggler with a big boot in the corner and explodes off with a series of big clotheslines. Kaval with a kick to the back of Ziggler’s neck. Kaval with a springboard moonsault over Ziggler for a close two count. Kaval with more chops to Ziggler.
Kaval flips across the ring and catches Ziggler with a HUGE kick to the face. That was impressive. Kaval covers Ziggler and Ziggler somehow gets a shoulder up after two. Kaval is up top and Ziggler trips him up. Ziggler applies a sleeper on Kaval up on the second rope as Kaval stands on the top turnbuckle. Kaval headbutts Ziggler off the corner back to the ring mat. Kaval is still up top and lands on his feet after attempting a double stomp. Ziggler catches Kaval with a quick Fameasser for a close two count. Cole, Lawler and Striker are all blown away at how Kaval can move his body in mid air. Kaval counters out of a sleeper, springboards off the corner and catches Ziggler with a kick to the back of the head. Cover and Kaval gets a close two count. Kaval with a kick to Ziggler’s lower leg. Ziggler fires back with a headbutt to the back of Kaval’s head. Ziggler holds on to the ropes when Kaval attempted a rollup. Ziggler falls back, counters and goes into a small package for a close two on Kaval. Kaval hits the ropes, attempts a rollup, Ziggler floats through and gets a rollup on Kaval to get the quick pinfall. Ziggler grabbed the tights of Kaval during the pin.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, we see a replay of the finish. Back live, Ziggler is bleeding from the nose as Vickie celebrates with the WWE Intercontinental Championship in hand.
Backstage, Todd Grisham is with Jack Swagger who is part of Team Del Rio. Swagger said the team should be called the Team All American-Americans. He insults Miami saying it is more like Cuba. Cody Rhodes walks up saying Swagger is only mad at Miami because he was turned away at a night club. Alberto Del Rio walks up with Drew McIntyre and Tyler Reks saying he knew these two could go back and forth tonight for no good reason. Del Rio tells them to stop the fighting and that when they win, the beers are on him.
* Team Mysterio vs. Team Del Rio is up next in a Survivor Series Elimination match.