Seth Rollins versus Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre) for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Ziggler with a kick and he goes for the Zig Zag but Seth holds the ropes. Rollins goes for Black Out but Ziggler moves. Dolph goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins goes for a springboard move but Ziggler drop kicks Rollins to the floor. Ziggler punches Rollins on the floor. They return to the ring and Rollins with punches but Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a chin lock and the arm in a hammer lock using the leg. Ziggler sends Rollins to the mat. Ziggler chokes Rollins in the ropes. Rollins with punches and Ziggler with a hard Irish whip for a near fall.
Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Rollins with a suplex attempt but Ziggler lands on his feet. Rollins catches Ziggler and catapults him into the ring post. Both men are down. Rollins gets to his feet first and he chops Ziggler.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a splash but Rollins blocks the neck breaker and gets a near fall with a back slide. Ziggler with a sunset flip to counter the buckle bomb and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a V Trigger for a near fall. We see footage from the break when Rolins and Ziggler both went over the top rope to the floor on a suplex attempt.
Rollins looks at McIntyre and then he sets for thrust kick and then he hits it but misses Black Out. Ziggler with a kick to the knee and a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler gets to his feet first and he sets for the super kick. Rollins with a super kick and a second one for a near fall. Rollins goes up top and goes for the frog splash but Ziggler moves out of the way and Rollins hits the mat. Ziggler goes up top and Rollins crotches Ziggler. Rollins with a head butt and he sets for the superplex but Ziggler blocks it. Ziggler punches Rollins to the mat and Rollins goes up top and Ziggler stops him again with a head butt. Ziggler with a cross body but Rollins rolls through and hits a buckle bomb.
Rollins with a thrust kick and he hits McIntyre. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall and then Ziggler rolls through for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, McIntyre attacks Rollins and punches him. hey hit the ZIg Zag and Claymore combination.
Renee Young is with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. Dolph says Monday Night Rollins is cancelled. There is no reboot coming. This is their show now. Drew says they told everybody. This is just the beginning. This is the first of many titles to come. Unlike former champions, this will not allow them to get soft. Dolph says you hear people with their catchphrases. There is a difference between them and everybody else. When they say something they do it.
Breezango vs. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
Back from the break and out first comes Breezango, Tyler Breeze and Fandango. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre are out next.
The bell rings and Ziggler charges into the corner, dropping Breeze. He also knocks Fandango off the apron. Ziggler keeps control of Breeze and talks trash to Fandango. Ziggler beats Breeze down and drops a big elbow to the heart for a 2 count. Ziggler tags Drew in and holds Breeze in the corner while he decks him. Drew goes right to work on Breeze and drives him into the mat. Drew with shots in the corner now as Ziggler tags back in. Fandango reaches for a tag but Ziggler taunts him and forces him to watch the assault to Breeze. Ziggler wastes some time and talks too much trash as Breeze connects with an enziguri.
Drew and Fandango tag in at the same time. Fandango unloads but Drew turns it right around and takes him to the corner. Drew sends Fandango to the apron but Fandango blocks a shot and fights in. Fandango goes to the top but Ziggler distracts him. Drew takes advantage and drops Fandango.
Drew ends up lifting Breeze and powerbombing him on top of Fandango. The finish sees Ziggler come in for a big superkick to Breeze while Drew holds him by his hair. They hit the Zig Zag – Claymore combo on Fandango and Ziggler covers for the pin.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
After the match, Ziggler and McIntyre stand tall as their music hits and we get replays. Ziggler has the music cut. He says last week’s Tag Team Battle Royal was nothing but a fluke. They have put it past them and so should you, get over it, deal with it. Drew says the carnage on the mat is proof that last week was a fluke. Ziggler goes on and says unlike everyone in the past, this is not hype. He sends a warning and names other tag teams – Titus Worldwide, The B Team, RAW Tag Team Champions The Deleters of Worlds. Ziggler tells the others to take a look because the show starts and stops right here, this is your future. McIntyre says everyone’s future is in their hands because they’re not here to just take over, they’re here to save this bloody division… by taking everyone else out. McIntyre drops the mic and they leave as the music hits.
Tag Team Battle Royal to Crown New #1 Contenders: The Revival, Heath Slater & Rhyno, Breezango, Titus Worldwide, The B Team, Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler, The Ascension
Back from the break and several tag teams are waiting in the ring. Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews are out next, followed by Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler are out next. JoJo starts announcing the rules but the teams are going at it. The winners of the match will earn a match with RAW Tag Team Champions Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy at Money In the Bank.
Ziggler and McIntyre watch from a safe place early on but they join the action. Drew unloads on Viktor in the corner. Titus works on Ziggler and almost gets him over the top. Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson take Drew to the corner. Konnor drops Heath Slater in the corner. Rhyno and Titus go at it now. Rhyno works on Fandango now. Tyler Breeze almost gets Ziggler out twice. Ziggler springboards up from the apron but Breeze kicks him to the floor. Ziggler and McIntyre have been eliminated.
McIntyre drops Slater with a headbutt on his way out of the match. Ziggler returns to the ring as he and McIntyre take shots at other Superstars while the referees try to get them out of the ring. They hit the Claymore – Zig Zag combo on Rhyno. Ziggler and McIntyre finally leave the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Titus was eliminated during the break. The Ascension and Breezango are dumped by The Revival next. We’re down to The Revival, The B Team and Slater & Rhyno now.
The Revival keep control of both teams now. Rhyno sends Dash to the floor, eliminating The Revival. Slater superkicks Dawson on his way out. Rhyno works over Axel in the corner and turns his attention to Dallas now. The B Team double teams Rhyno now. Axel drops Rhyno wit a DDT. The B Team sends Rhyno to the apron but he hangs on. Slater comes over with big kicks for both opponents. Slater scoops Dallas but accidentally stumbles back and knocks Rhyno off the apron with Bo’s leg. Rhyno and Slater have been eliminated for the win.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: The B Team
Drew McIntyre vs. Chad Gable
We go to the ring and out comes Drew McIntyre. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we get another Memorial Day video. We also get a preview for Buddy Murphy vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander on this week’s WWE 205 Live episode. We go back to the ring and Dolph Ziggler waits with McIntyre. Chad Gable is out next.
The bell rings and they go at it. Gable wants to wrestle but McIntyre beats him down. Drew takes it to the corner and delivers big chops to Gable. McIntyre talks some trash as he continues the beatdown. Gable turns it around but Drew levels him with a big boot to the face. Drew mounts Gable next and pounds on him. McIntyre with more offense, including a suplex for a 2 count. McIntyre keeps Gable grounded now.
Ziggler cheers Drew on as he continues the assault. Drew takes Gable to the second rope on his shoulders but Gable sends him to the mat. Drew shuts down Gable’s comeback and sends him out to the floor. Drew follows but Gable fights back on the floor. Gable with a spinkick on the floor as the referee counts. Drew ends up catching Gable in mid-air and slinging him into the ring post as Ziggler watches. Drew brings it back into the ring and waits for Gable to get up. McIntyre puts him right back down with the Claymore kick for the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler show up and Dolph tells Kurt he loves what he has done with the place. Drew reminds Kurt that they beat Finn Balor and Braun Strowman and they would love to do it again, but that decision is above Kurt’s pay grade. Chad says that Drew and Dolph seem special. Drew says they are.
Match Number Six: Chad Gable versus Dolph Ziggler (with Drew McIntyre)
The match is joined in progress and Gable with a waist lock into a wrist lock. Gable with an arm drag and waist lock. Gable with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Ziggler tries to escape but Gable holds on. ZIggler gets to the ropes and Gable breaks. Ziggler goes for the leg but Gable gets a near fall. Gable with a waist lock but Ziggler with an elbow and drop kick for a near fall.
Ziggler runs his boot laces across the face and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a chin lock. Gable punches Ziggler and takes Ziggler down and gets a near fall with a rollup. Gable with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ziggler with a waist lock and Gable lands on his feet. Ziggler blocks a German suplex attempt and hits a neck breaker.
Ziggler runs into an elbow and Gable with a thrust kick. Gable with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler is sent into the turnbuckles and Gable with a German suplex for a near fall. Gable grabs the leg and the referee tells Gable to release the hold. Ziggler with a head butt and super kick for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Drew picks up Gable and hits a Claymore.
We get comments from Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. Drew says the locker room has gone soft. They have a banquet full of pigs stuffing their faces at the trough. Ziggler talks about the choreographed entrances. Drew says that the hunger is gone in their eyes and they are here to remind them of that. Drew says that they are here to flip the table over.
Match Number Seven: Finn Balor and Braun Strowman Vs Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
Strowman and Drew stare at each other as the bell rings and Drew smiles at Braun. Balor and Ziggler start things off. They lock up and Balor with a waist lock. Ziggler with a standing switch and Ziggler with a punch. Ziggler punches Balor. Ziggler with a sunset flip and Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Drew tags in and so does Braun. Drew tags Ziggler back in before making contact with Braun.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Strowman slams Balor onto Ziggler. Strowman and Balor do the Braun pose but that allows Ziggler to recover and hit a jawbreaker. Balor with a drop kick and Drew trips Balor when he sets for a plancha. Drew tags in and he kicks Balor. Drew with a chop and punch to Balor. Drew stomps on Finn’s hand and then he chops Balor in the corner. Dolph tags in and he kicks Balor. Balor with a forearm but Ziggler keeps Balor from making the tag and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with a sleeper and body scissors. Ziggler keeps Balor from making the tag and Drew tags in.
Drew sends Balor into the corner and Balor fights out of the corner but he cannot make the tag when Drew catches him and connects with a knee and forearm. Drew with a chop. Drew misses a charge into the corner when Balor moves and Strowman tags in. Ziggler tags in and he connects with shoulder tackles on Dolph. Strowman with a forearm across the chest. Ziggler moves and Strowman hits the ring post with his shoulder. Balor tags in and he gives Ziggler a double leg take down and double stomp. Balor with a chop and he floats over. Ziggler with an elbow and Balor with an enzuigiri and an elevated elbow drop for a near fall.
Ziggler with a rollup and Balor with Slingblade. Balor with a running drop kick and then he goes up top but Drew grabs the leg and Balor goes to the apron. Strowman with a running shoulder tackle to Drew on the floor and Drew knocks over the Greatest Royal Rumble trophy. Ziggler pulls Balor off the turnbuckles and gets the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre