Curtis Axel vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Intercontinental Championship)

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Curtis Axel (c) vs. Kofi Kingston

Curtis Axel with a series of counters early on and then quickly bails. Axel returns to the ring and gets in a few shots on Kingston in the corner. Kingston fires back with some big kicks on Axel in the corner. Kingston catches Axel with a big kick to the jaw that results in a two count. Kingston with a big springboard tackle on Axel from the top turnbuckle to the outside on Axel. Axel crotches Kingston up on the top turnbuckle back in the ring and Kingston falls back in a tree of woe. Axel with a quick charge to the stomach of Kingston in the tree of woe resulting in a two count. Axel with a quick toss and Kingston lands on the back of his head. Axel with a big clothesline that levels Kingston. Axel stays quick with the offense connecting with a quick blockbuster on Kingston from the corner. Kingston with a modified facebuster on Axel. Kingston with a springboard cross body resulting in a two count. Kingston connects with a Boom Drop and calls for the end in the corner. Axel ducks and charges Kingston in the corner. Kingston catches Axel with a kick to the face, but Axel responds immediately catching Kingston with a big dropkick as he comes flying off the top turnbuckle. Series of counters between the two and Kingston connects with the S.O.S. Kingston gets a very close two count. Axel drops Kingston off the top rope and connects with his Turning Heads finisher driving Kingston’s head into the mat. Axel gets the cover to retain his title.

Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel

They show a poll from voting Chris Jericho as the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time.

Backstage, Ricardo Rodriguez has his arm in a sling following his match with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio on Smackdown. Ricardo says he will feel better when Rob Van Dam wins the title tonight. RVD has Ricardo say a few of his moves in Spanish.

Backstage, we see a shot of WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee skipping when she walks up to Layla, Aksana and Alicia Fox. AJ wants to prove the other Divas wrong tonight with them. Alicia Fox says they are done being part of “her little army.”

* AJ Lee defending the WWE Divas Championship against Natalya, Brie Bella and Naomi is up next.

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