Backstage, we see Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kane when WWE Champion Randy Orton walks up. Orton wants to make sure everyone is on the same page. Triple H said Orton is the Viper and he shouldn’t need any help tonight. Stephanie wants him to go prove himself.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Big E Langston (c) vs. Curtis Axel

Counters between the two early on with Langston getting a big takedown on Axel. Axel with big forearm shots to the back. Axel with chops and right hands. Langston levels Axel with a big shoulder tackle. Langston drops Axel off the mat and follows with a clothesline resulting in a two count. Axel works over Langston in the corner. Langston with a big splash over Axel. Langston drops the straps and Axel holds on to the bottom rope when Langson tries pulling him to the middle of the ring. Axel with a Perfect Plex for a two count. Axel misses a corner splash and catches Langston with an elbow. Langston gets Axel up after countering a neckbreaker for his Big Ending finisher. Langston with the pin.

Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E Langston

After the match, Renee Young is with Big E Langston. Langston said he doesn’t mean to pander, but when he won the title this week it was just like when the Boston Red Sox became the World Champions this year.

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