Axel heads back into the ring and beats on Kofi in the corner with a series of rights and kicks. The ref backs Axel off and when he comes back in, Kingston turns it around and kicks at Axel's gut. Kingston kicks at the back of Axel's leg, dropping him to the mat and leading him to bail outside. Axel limps around on the outside and Kofi pulls him up to the apron, but when he tries to suplex him into the ring, Axel lands on his feet. Kingston lands a big kick and gets a two count. Axel gets up and is able to land a sloppy dropkick before clotheslining Kofi over the top rope to the outside.
Axel heads to the outside after Kofi, but Kofi pops up, runs up to the top turnbuckle, and leaps off with a huge crossbody to the floor. Kingston takes things back into the ring and gets another two count. Kofi heads to the top and Axel sweeps out the legs, trapping Kofi in the tree of woe. Axel holds Kingston up and hits him with several huge clubbing blows before backing up and hitting a big spear in the corner. Axel gets a two count. Axel hits Kofi with a big right, then an elbow to the top of the head before catching Kofi in a rear chin lock and grinding him to the mat.
Axel tosses Kofi with a big German suplex and it's good for two. Axel wrenches Kofi's neck putting pressure on Kingston. Kofi fights up to his feet and out of the hold. Kofi ducks a clothesline, but runs into another. Axel pins Kingston but Kofi kicks out at two. Axel walks over Kofi's face in a disrespectful display. Axel picks Kofi up to his feet and buries his knee in Kofi's midsection. Axel hits a snap mare then flips over and snaps Kingston's neck for another two count. Axel goes right back into another rear chin lock, but Kofi fights back up and out of it. Kofi avoids a clothesline and reverses into a crazy DDT.
Kofi hits a double chop, then another, then a dropkick. Kofi misses a flying forearm, but catches Axel with the boots in the corner. Kofi hits an insane cross body for another two count. Kingston hits Axel with a running knee to the face, then follows it up with the boom drop. Kingston goes to the corner and begins hyping up the fans. Kofi misses trouble in paradise and is backed into the corner. Axel buries his shoulder in Kofi's midsection, but runs into a kick in the corner. Kofi leaps off the top and Axel hits a giant dropkick to Kingston's stomach, but Kingston doesn't stay down.
Axel tries for a delayed back suplex, but Kofi reverses it into a roll up for two. Axel plows right over Kingston for a two count of his own. Axel hits Kofi with a series of right hands, then gets up to his feet. Kofi tries for the SOS but Axel counters. Kofi misses trouble in paradise. Axel tries for a neckbreaker but Kofi counters into the SOS. Kofi pins Axel but only gets two.
Kofi hits Axel with a series of kicks. Kofi goes up in the corner and Axel catches him in electric chair position, but throws Kofi into the ropes. Axel hits his neckbreaker set-up DDT, and drives Kofi's face into the mat, leading to the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel
- There's a poll to show that Chris Jericho was chosen as the all-time greatest Intercontinental Champion.
Rob Van Dam is shown warming up backstage with Ricardo Rodriguez. Rob Van Dam asks Ricardo if he'll be alright tonight. He asks Ricardo how to say Five star frog splash in Spanish, then Mr. Monday Night, then Rolling Thunder. He asks about Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo says No cajones. He asks how you say World Heavyweight Champion and Ricardo says that one's easy, 'R-V-D'.
Aj Lee is shown skipping backstage. She runs into a couple other Divas and says that they're going to prove that a real Diva is going home with the belt. Aksana says they won't be helping and Alicia Fox agrees before they walk off. AJ asks if Layla understands, Layla says she does, but then runs off to join Fox and Aksana.
- Trish Stratus is shown to have been voted greatest Divas/Women's Champion of all time before we get a video package that shows the events that led up to this match including AJ's pipe bomb.