WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes The Miz with his stunt double Damien “Mizdow” Sandow. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler is out next with his stunt double R-Truth, now known as R-Ziggler.
Back and forth to start the match. Ziggler nails a nice hip toss before dropping a bunch of elbow drops. Miz avoids the last one and rolls to the apron. Miz drops Ziggler over the top rope and comes back in. Miz blocks a DDT and nails a big kick to the face for a 2 count. Miz keeps control and works Ziggler around the ring. Miz shows off some and dances around as he keeps Ziggler down. Ziggler gets up and fires back. They both go down in the corner as Truth and Sandow cheer them on. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits some of his own. Ziggler with a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. Ziggler gets fired up but Miz blocks the Fame-asser. Ziggler counters that with a roll up for 2. Ziggler clotheslines Miz and they both tumble over the top rope.
Sandow takes advantage of the referee being distracted and pulls Ziggler off the apron before taking him out. Sandow yells at Florida Georgia Line. They stand up to confront him. Sandow mocks them. They both send him to the floor and Truth comes over to assist. Truth chases Sandow off to the back as Miz looks on. Miz turns around to a superkick from Ziggler for a close 2 count. Ziggler blocks the Skull Crushing Finale but Miz also blocked the Fame-asser. Miz applies the Figure Four now. It’s broken and they struggle. Ziggler drops Miz for another close 2 count. Ziggler waits for Miz to get up but Sandow appears on the apron. Ziggler superkicks him off but Miz takes advantage and rolls Ziggler up with a hand full of tights for the win.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
- After the match, Sandow and Miz celebrate in Ziggler’s face and leave with the title as Ziggler looks on. The announcers plug Florida Georgia Line’s new album and we get a replay of their involvement in the match.
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and his stunt double R-Ziggler battled The Miz and his stunt double Damien Sandow, aka Mizdow, kicking off the final WWE Main Event before Night of Champions with a tag team rematch from Raw. A miscommunication between The Miz and Mizdow cost them the bout on Raw, and they were poised not to let it happen again. The A-Lister was also hoping to use the opportunity to send a message to the Intercontinental Champion before their battle at Night of Champions Sunday.
Although momentum shifted early in, The Miz and his stunt double enjoyed a solid advantage, transitioning in and out of the bout and maintaining control of the match. The teamwork of Mizdow and The Awesome One kicked into full throttle and it seemed as though the result of the bout was simply a formality, but R-Ziggler – receiving the brunt of the punishment – tagged in Ziggler and the bout continued. Eventually chaos reigned as all four Superstars brawled in the ring. Nevertheless, as Mizdow knocked Ziggler outside the ring, The Miz took the opportunity to execute the Skull-Crushing Finale on R-ZIggler and secure the win.
Even a double-dose of awesomeness wasn’t enough to stall Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler’s momentum. Ziggler teamed up with his stunt double, R-Truth (aka “R-Ziggler”), to knock off The Miz & Damien Sandow (aka Damien Mizdow) just six days before his Intercontinental Title rematch at Night of Champions. In fact, Truth fulfilled his obligations as a stunt double quite efficiently, taking the brunt of Miz and Sandow’s offense before tagging in the champ to finish the job. He did so in typically showoffish fashion, causing a miscommunication that led to Miz accidentally decking Sandow. Before Miz could recover, Ziggler pounced with the Zig Zag and that was that. Too bad for Miz.
Taking a page from the playbook of his Night of Champions No. 1 contender The Miz, Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler arrived for tag team action alongside his own “stunt double”: “R-Ziggler.” And in the height of that action, as the referee was trying to get the “Moneymaker” out of the ring, “R-Ziggler” hit “Damien Mizdow” with the Zig Zag, allowing The Showoff to pick up the win.