Drew McIntyre is backstage with Sarah Schreiber. She asks about his next match with Cedric Alexander and he interrupts. Drew says she’s implying that their feud will continue after tonight but it won’t, it’s ending tonight. Drew goes on about Cedric and how he got close to Roman Reigns, and says he will cave Cedric’s skull in tonight with his boots, and then Cedric’s little fairy-tale will be over.
Drew McIntyre vs. Cedric Alexander
We go to the ring and out comes Drew McIntyre as Mike Rome does the introductions. Cole confirms these two competitors for the King of the Ring. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Cedric Alexander. We see how Drew beat up Cedric two weeks ago before Cedric leaped off the big screen. The bell rings and they start going at it. Cedric clotheslines Drew over the top rope to the floor. Cedric runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Drew down on the floor. Cedric brings it back into the ring and goes to the top to hit a missile dropkick. Drew kicks out at 1.
Drew fights Cedric off and clubs him in the corner now. Drew runs and launches Cedric across the ring onto the top turnbuckle with a Buckle Bomb. Drew with a 2 count. Cedric keeps striking but Drew shuts him down. More back and forth now. Drew rams Cedric into the corner and throws him across the ring for a 2 count. Drew keeps control, working Cedric around, until Cedric drops him with a big enziguri kick. They both go down and the referee counts.
Drew picks Cedric up and they trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Cedric with a big knee to the face. Cedric counters a move and hits a big DDT into the mat for a 2 count. Cedric takes Drew to the top. Drew counters and hits a huge super sideslam from the top for a close 2 count. Drew ends up taking it to the floor and keeping control. Cedric counters, then sends Drew face-first into the ring post and then hits a Lumbar Check on the floor. Cedric makes it back in at the 8 count and then dives out but Drew catches him. Drew launches Cedric and he lands with his foot hitting the ramp.
Drew brings Cedric back into the ring and waits for a Claymore. Cedric tries to get up but can’t. The referee checks on him. Cedric suckers Drew in and rolls him up for a 2 count. More back and forth now. They go to the top and Cedric hits a big Spanish Fly from the top but Drew still kicks out. Cedric can’t believe it. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now as Drew blocks a Lumbar Check. More back and forth now. Cedric counters the reverse Alabama Slam but Drew kicks out at 2. Drew ends up hitting a huge Claymore Kick out of nowhere for the pin to win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew looks down at Cedric and stands tall as his arm is raised. The music plays as Drew exits the ring.