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- Raw GM Kurt Angle is in the ring to start the show, the Money In The Bank briefcase and Raw Women’s Title are on a table. Angle talks about the Raw Brands dominance at WWE Money In The Bank, Angle then brings out Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss. Angle then presents Bliss with the Raw Women’s Title, Angle says Bliss will defend the title against Nia Jax at WWE Extreme Rules. Bliss thanks the fans for the opportunity to rub her win in all of their faces, Bliss calls Ronda Rousey a bully and then talks about cashing in her MITB contract last night. Rousey interrupts and she makes her way to the ring to confront Bliss, Bliss mocks Rousey after attacking her last night at MITB. Bliss mocks Rousey for not winning the Raw Women’s Title at MITB, Bliss says Rousey can’t stand the the focus is on her and that Rousey is irrelevant.
Bliss also refers to Rousey as an over hyped rookie, Rousey gets passed Angle and she attacks Bliss before tossing Angle. Rousey grabs the other MITB briefcase and she attacks Bliss with it, Angle tries stopping Rousey and she hits him with the case as well. WWE officials hit the ring and Rousey gets rid of them quickly, Rousey then power bombs Bliss through a table.
- Ronda Rousey and Raw GM Ronda Rousey are arguing backstage, Angle then announces that Rousey is suspended for 30 days and she may not get another chance to win the Raw Women's Title.
- Renee Young tries interviewing Ronda Rousey, Rousey says she is fine with the suspension and she will kick Alexa Bliss’ ass after the suspension.
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring, Rollins grabs the microphone to talk about the energy in the arena tonight. Rollins talks about his match with Elias at WWE Money In The Bank, Rollins says there is going to be an IC Title open challenge tonight and it is answered by Dolph Ziggler.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre
The match begins with Ziggler kicking Rollins in the midsection, Ziggler fails at a Zig Zag attempt and then Rollins fails at a curb stomp attempt as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Rollins getting Ziggler in the ring, Rollins looks for a springboard move and Ziggler drop kicks him to the arena floor. Ziggler goes out of the ring and he attacks Rollins with some strikes, Ziggler gets Rollins in the ring and he kicks Rollins in his injured knee. Ziggler follows that up by landing a neck breaker on Rollins followed by an elbow drop for a near fall, Ziggler would then apply the chin lock to a downed Rollins. Ziggler releases the hold before ripping away at Rollins face, Rollins fights back and Ziggler drops him with a hard Irish whip. Ziggler reapplies the chin lock to a downed Rollins, Ziggler uses a jaw break to get free and then he nails Ziggler with a sling shot to the ring post.
Rollins follows Ziggler around the ring while landing some strikes, Rollins would then drop Ziggler with running forearm strikes and a sling blade. Rollins then launches a charging Ziggler to the arena floor, Rollins would then catch Ziggler with a suicide dive. Rollins gets Ziggler in the ring before landing a springboard clothesline for a near fall as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Ziggler catch Rollins with an avalanche. Rollins and Ziggler exchange roll ups for a few near falls, Rollins then hits Ziggler with a Rip Cord knee strike for a near fall. Rollins nails Ziggler before missing the curb stomp, Ziggler surprises Rollins with a Fame Asser for another near fall. Ziggler looks for a super kick and Rollins counters with two of his own for a near fall, Rollins goes to the top rope and he misses a frog splash attempt.
Ziggler now goes to the top rope and Rollins lands a strike before meeting him up there, Ziggler knocks Rollins down and Rollins goes back up to get knocked off again. Ziggler goes for a high cross body and Rollins rolls through to land a buckle bomb, Rollins then hits Ziggler with a side kick. Ziggler distracts Rollins and that leads to a series of roll ups that ends with Ziggler getting the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler w/Drew McIntyre, your new WWE Intercontinental Champion
After the match, Drew McIntyre attacks Seth Rollins after some taunting from Dolph Ziggler, the two then hit Rollins with their tag team finisher.
- Renee Young interviews Dolph Ziggler, Ziggler says that Raw belongs to himself and Drew McIntyre.
Bobby Roode vs. Curt Hawkins
The match starts with Hawkins kicking Roode in the injured rib cage, Hawkins catches Roode with a roll up for a near fall. Roode recovers and nails a charging Hawkins with a spine buster, Roode then hits Hawkins with a Glorious DDT for the three count.
Winner: Bobby Roode