trouble in paradise. Kofi tries for a roll up, not getting anything, but he scores with the SOS, and takes Barrett down for a two count. Kofi mounts Barrett in the corner and blasts Barrett with a series of punches, but he runs into double boots from Barrett. Barrett slams Kofi down to the mat hard for another two count.
Kofi heads to the top and hits a crossbody, but Wade rolls through into a pin for two. Kofi catches Wade with a roll up for a two count. Barrett hits the black hole slam out of nowhere and gets another two count. Barrett picks Kofi up and tries for the elbow, but Kofi catches him with trouble in paradise instead. He pins Barrett for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kofi Kingston
In the Arena:
CM Punk is shown in his own personal skybox with Paul Heyman. Punk says everyone wants an update. Heyman says 'fughettaboutit'. Punk says that means none of your business. Punk says it was tough leaving his home in Chicago and sitting amongst all these animals. Punk says these people should move somewhere that isn't the slums of Staten Island. These people cheered when Ryback hurt his knee. These people and Ryback have a ton in common. They don't know what it's like to be a champion. They're dumb, like Ryback. Ryback is dumb and lucky. He's dumb because he injured Punk, and he's lucky that he injured Punk and he can't compete tonight. Punk is the most dangerous man in the WWE. He would have broken every chair this place had to offer, pushed him off the ladder, and put him through every table in New York. Punk says fiction is the idea that Ryback is unstoppable, because Punk has beaten him. Tonight, the Shield is going to beat him here tonight. Punk says another fact is that Punk is the longest reigning champion of the modern era. No one is going to take the title away from him, because no one can. He started 2012 as champ, and he'll end it as such, and he's just getting started.
Six-Man Tag Team TLC Match
- Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns (The Shield) vs. Ryback and Team Hell No
The Shield is out to the ring last, and Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins make their way out through the crowd, getting a pretty decent reaction on their way down to the ring.
The Shield jump the barricade and it's on right off the bat. Bryan and Rollins team up while Kane and Reigns fight. Rollins blasts Bryan with a series of rights, but he's backed into the barricade. Ambrose and Rollins fight in the ring. Ambrose hits Ryback with a chop, but Ryback shrugs them off. Ryback hits Ambrose with a chop that sends him to the mat. Ambrose avoids a slam, and kicks away at Ryback's leg. Ryback hits a Thesz press, taking Ambrose to the mat. The Shield gang up on Ryback, but Ryback fights them off, sending Rollin to the outside. Reigns sends Ryback to the apron and Ambrose dropkicks Ryback to the outside.
Kane tries to bring a ladder into the ring, and ends up getting it kicked into his face. Bryan heads into the ring and ends up triple teamed, thrown face first into the ladder. Ryback sends Reigns out of the ring and kicks the ladder into Ambrose and Rollins. Reigns comes in with a chair, blasting Ryback, but Kane pulls the chair away and chokes him against the ropes. Bryan blasts Reigns with a series of kicks in the corner before he and Kane whip Reigns across the ring into a ladder in the corner. Kane whips Bryan into Reigns with a big dropkick against the ladder that's good for two.
Ambrose pulls Bryan's feet out from under him, and Rollins leaps off the top rope into a right hand from Kane. Kane traps Rollins in a ladder and slams a chair down repeatedly against the ladder. Ambrose is in the ring and he hits Kane with a chair before dropping him with a DDT on the chair. Ryback heads back into the ring and slams Ambrose into the corner. He slams Rollins into the corner, but it's broken up by Ambrose. Rollins grabs the ladder and slams it into Ryback's gut before Ambrose slams Ryback's head into the ladder. Ambrose sets the ladder up in the corner. Ambrose and Rollins team up on Ryback, trying to send him into the ladder with a hip toss, but Ryback slams them down to the mat before hitting them both with a clothesline. Ryback puts Rollins and Ambrose against the ladder before splashing them both.
Ryback sets the ladder on the mat and hits Rollins and Ambrose with a double suplex. Ryback grabs Rollins and Ambrose, but things are broken up by Reigns. Reigns stomps away at Ryback, allowing Ambrose to catch his breath and join in. Ambrose slams Ryback with a chair and Reigns drops a ladder on him. Reigns tells the Spanish announce team to move and the other members of the Shield bring Ryback to the outside. Ambrose slams Ryback's head against the announcer's table. The Shield hit Ryback with a triple team powerbomb, sending him crashing through the Spanish announcer's table. The Shield turn around into a suicide dive from Bryan, wiping them all out.
The Shield team up against Bryan, but he's saved by Kane. Bryan blasts Reigns with a couple of chair shots in the ring. Ambrose comes in and slams Bryan down with a chair across his back before Rollins blasts him with a chair shot to the back. Ambrose slams Bryan down in the middle of the ring with a chair across his back again before stomping down. Ambrose and Rollins set up a table in the corner propped across the top rope. Ryback is shown stirring on the outside. Rollins and Ambrose run Bryan into the side of the table before setting him on the table. Rollins and Ambrose climb up after Bryan, hitting him with a giant double superplex. They go for the pin, but it's broken up by Kane.
Kane tries to hold his own, but he's ganged up on, and tossed into the table in the corner. Rollins and Ambrose send Kane up on the table in the corner and climb up after him. Kane fights off both men, tossing Rollins out to the floor and hitting Ambrose with a... (Continues on next page)