kicks. Kofi gets whipped into the corner twice by Sandow, and then he throws some shoulders. Sandow with a cover and a 2 count. He applies another chin lock to Kofi. Kofi again fights his way back up, and is thrown back down. Elbow of Disdain by Sandow to Kofi. Sandow misses a leg drop, and both men back to their feet. Kofi with a take down and punches to Sandow. Kofi with a big kick to the head of Sandow, but only for a 2 count. Kofi goes up top and hits a cross body to the back of Sandow, but again only for a 2 count. Sandow fights back up and whips Kofi into the corner, but Kofi hits him with his kick. Kofi tries to spring board, but Sandow kicks the ropes to trip him. Sandow hits the Your Welcome and this one is over.
Winner by Pinfall – Damien Sandow
Back on Raw, and Justin Roberts tells us that the next contest will be 1 fall, and is for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring first, followed by the champion, the Paul Heymanless Curtis Axel.
Curtis Axel vs. Dolph Ziggler – Intercontinental Championship Match
Both men start the match with a lockup in the middle of the ring. Axel backs Ziggler into the corner, but a clean break by the 2. They lock up again, and Axel wins the exchange. Ziggler fights out of a headlock into a headlock of his own. Axel goes behind into a hammer lock. Ziggler goes behind, but eats an elbow. Axel kicks Ziggler down in the corner. Ziggler comes out, hits the ropes, and eats a big drop kick by Axel. They tie up again and Ziggler shoots Axel into the rope. Ziggler hits a huge drop kick back at Axel. Ziggler with a hip toss and a 2 count. Big suplex by Ziggler into another 2 count. 9 elbows and a showoff spin into the 10th elbow by Ziggler. Another 2 count and Axel gets his shoulder up. Axel reverses an irish whip and Ziggler goes over the top to the floor. Axel gives chase and shoves Ziggler back first into the side of the ring. Axel throws Ziggler back into the ring and gets a 2 count. Axel with some elbows and another 2 count. Trash talk and a forearm to Ziggler. Axel chokes Ziggler on the middle rope and throws a barrage of blows to the head. Ziggler pushes Axel away, and then hits a huge DDT. Both men are down while the ref starts the 10 count. Both men up at 9. Axel misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post. Lets go Ziggler chants by the crowd. Ziggler hits the ropes and hits a big lariat. Ziggler with a splash into the corner and a 10 punch to follow it. Ziggler with a pin but only gets a 2 count. Axel trips up Ziggler and hits a catapult into the corner. Axel with a 2 count. Both men up and Ziggler hits a fameasser out of nowhere. Ziggler with a 2 count of his own. Axel with a belly to back suplex and another cover, but another 2 count. Axel goes up to the top rope, but Ziggler meets him up there and hits an x factor off the top rope. Ziggler with the cover but a kick out at 2 and a half. That was a great near fall. Both men slow to get up. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but Axel fights off. Axel goes over and hits the Mcguillicutter for the 3 count.
Winner and still Intercontinental Champion by pinfall – Curtis Axel
We go to the back with Kane and Brad Maddox arguing about how they are running the show. Kane says Maddox will be in trouble if he doesn’t show him respect. Brad Maddox makes a main event of The Real Americans vs. John Cena. Kane says he is making a main event as well with The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. Maddox wants to shake on it, Kane says lets not.
Back on Raw, Tamina and AJ are both in the ring. Looks like Tamina will be going 1 on 1 with Nikki Bella in this contest.
Tamina Snuka vs. Nikki Bella
The ladies lock up, and Tamina shows her dominance early by throwing Nikki down. Tamina backs Nikki into the corner, but she fights out and gets a roll up for 2. Nikki fights back and Tamina bails out to the floor. She gets back in and hits a big throw on Nikki. Tamina with some stomps to the back, and covers for a 2 count. Tamina with a scoop slam and puts Nikki in a bow and arrow submission. Brie on the outside trying to get the crowd into it. Nikki with a kick to the head of Tamina to break the hold. Tamina with a back bend in the ropes on Nikki. Tamina with a big pump handle slam, but Nikki kicks out at 2. Rear chin lock by Tamina on Nikki. She tries to fight out, but a knee to the gut stops her. Tamina picks up Nikki on her shoulder, but Nikki fights out and hits a back body drop. A quick head scissor and a clothesline by Nikki on Tamina. Nikki with a monkey flip and a bulldog. She follows up with a cover for a 2 count. Kick to the gut by Tamina on the ropes. AJ with a shot to Nikki and a big boot to the face by Tamina. Tamina goes up top and hits the superfly splash. She’s covers Nikki and gets the 3 count.
Winner by pinfall – Tamina Snuka
After the match, Brie comes into the ring and hits a great looking drop kick to the face of AJ. Tamina grabs her, but eats a drop kick herself. The heels retreat up the ramp while the Bellas stare at them in the ring.
Back on Raw, the announces talk about a poll on WWE.COM that asks “Who is The Undertaker’s greatest WM opponent?” The poll is won by Shawn Michaels. They show some game play with Taker and Michaels having a match at Wrestlemania. If you have a WWE created superstar, post it on Twitter and it might get shown on Smackdown this week. The announcers now show a recap of what happened earlier between Big Show and Randy Orton.
We go to the back with the doctor still working on Randy Orton. The Shield walks in to talk to Orton. Orton asks The Shield where they were earlier when he got attacked by Big Show. Ambrose says it’s none of his business where they were. Rollins says they don’t work for Maddox, Vickie, or Kane. Roman Reigns says that they damn sure don’t work for him. They then leave the room. Back in... (Continues on next page)