Kane tags into the match and takes Cody down to the mat with a big slam, then follows up with an elbow drop. He gets a two count. Kane picks Cody up, but Rhodes kicks Kane and gets in a couple of rights. Sandow makes the blind tag and breaks up a chokeslam, taking Kane into the corner and stomping away at him. Rhodes tags back in and stomps away at Kane before tagging right back out. Sandow sends Kane out to the ring apron, tagging him with a couple of rights. Sandow locks in a head lock and tags Rhodes back in. Kane fights back against both men, but takes a dropkick to the knee from Cody. Sandow tags back in and Kane again tries to fight off both men.
Sandow leaps off the middle rope into a big right hand. Bryan tags in and kicks away at Sandow in the corner. Bryan flips over Sandow and takes him out with a flying clothesline before kicking away at Sandow's chest. Bryan is able to send Sandow out of the ring and he leaps through the ropes, taking out Sandow. Bryan sends things back into the ring, but he's distracted by Rhodes and sent back to the outside by Sandow. Sandow follows to the outside and brings things right back into the ring where he tags in Rhodes. Rhodes hits a running knee to Bryan's head, good for a two count.
Sandow drags Bryan out to the ring apron and drives his elbow down across Bryan's face. Sandow pins Bryan for two before tagging in Cody. Rhodes comes in and clamps on an arm bar. Bryan fights up to his feet, and out of the hold, peppering Rhodes with right hands, but he runs right into a knee to the stomach from Rhodes. Rhodes tags out and Sandow comes in with a series of knees to Bryan's ribs that's good for another near fall. Sandow hits a Russian leg sweep. He flips off Kane and hits an elbow drop before hitting Bryan with a couple of clubbing blows to the chest. Sandow locks on a rear chin lock, but Bryan is able to fight to his feet. He lands on his feet when Sandow tries for a suplex. Bryan tries for the No lock, but hits a drop toe hold sending Sandow into the middle turnbuckle instead.
Both men make the tag and Kane wipes out Rhodes with a big back drop and a huge side walk slam. Kane heads up to the top rope, but he's distracted by Sandow, allowing Rhodes to climb up after him. Rhodes tries for a superplex, but Kane pushes him away and leaps off the tope rope with a huge clothesline. Bryan tags himself in and hits a top rope head butt, but Kane pulls him off when he pins Cody. Kane and Bryan argue. Sandow pulls Kane from the ring, and Bryan backdrops Rhodes to the outside on top of Kane. Bryan heads to the apron and goes for the flying knee, but Rhodes moves and Bryan connects with Kane. Bryan heads back into the ring, but he's pulled to the floor by Kane. They get into a shoving match. Rhodes hits Kane with a baseball slide. Rhodes brings things back into the ring and hits cross Rhodes, but Kane breaks up the pin and wears out Rhodes with right hands in the corner.
Kane brings Sandow back into the ring and beats on both opponents in the corner. The ref calls for the bell but Kane continues to attack everyone, chokeslamming Sandow.
Winners by DQ: Team Rhodes Scholars
Bryan and Kane argue after the match, and Bryan makes his way angrily to the back, but they're still the tag team champions.
Josh Matthews is backstage with the Miz. Miz says doomsday might be sooner than people might think. With Kofi Kingston as the WWE Intercontinental Champion, the bar is lowered and mediocrity is accepted. And once society accepts that, it crumbles. Prep as if the end is near. Miz will continue to be awesome. Now he has to go beat Kingston, win back his title, and in the process, save the world. This whole promo was tied to a stupid commercial for some Doomsday Preppers show that ran right before the segment.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz
The bell rings and Kofi and Miz have a stare down in the middle of the ring. Kofi hits Miz with a couple of right hands. Miz tries for the SCF, but Kofi fights it off. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise, but Miz bails to the outside. Miz heads back into the ring and takes Kofi into the corner. Kofi comes right back, taking Miz down to the mat before tossing him over the top rope to the outside. Kofi heads out after Miz and tries to whip him into the ring steps, but it's reversed. Kofi leaps over the steps, but eats a big boot from Miz.
Miz brings things back into the ring where he puts on a rear chin lock, wearing Kofi down to the mat. Kofi is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but Miz pulls him down to the mat by his hair before catching him with a running boot to the face for a two count. Miz hits his running corner clothesline, then heads to the top, hitting a double axe handle smash for another near fall.
Kofi is able to connect with a giant clothesline on a charging Miz. Kofi hits a couple of clotheslines and a big dropkick before hitting the boom drop. Kofi calls for the Trouble in Paradise. Miz bails to the outside again but Kofi is quick to follow. Miz heads back inside and so does Kofi, where he rolls Miz up for two. Kofi connects with a big cross body for another two count, but then he runs into a boot from Miz. Miz hits a backbreaker, but a series of reversals leads to the SOS from Kofi. Miz rolls to the apron, but avoids a suplex on his way in. Miz drops down with Kofi's leg on his shoulder and Kofi grabs at his knee.
Miz wraps Kofi's leg around the middle rope and wrenches away before taking off his knee pad and anything else covering Kofi's knee. Miz... (Continues on next page)