Daniel Bryan’s music hits and he comes to the ring for a promo.
Bryan talks about winning the Intercontinental Title at Wrestlemania last week and says, “A title only means as much as the actions of the man who holds it.” He asks, how will he make the Intercontinental Title mean more? “By defending it.” Bad News Barrett’s music hits, then Sheamus’ hits after Barrett comes out.
Barrett and Sheamus stand side-by-side at the top of the ramp, delivering a promo to Bryan in the ring. Sheamus says he and Barrett are going to come down to deliver a “European Arse-kicking” to Bryan. The two are seemingly working together.
Ziggler’s music hits when Sheamus and Barrett surround Bryan in the ring. Ziggler challenges them to a 2-on-2 fight. Then Big Show’s music hits. Big Show says he wants to fight Ziggler and Bryan as well, and then Roman Reigns’ music hits. When Reigns gets to the ring, him, Bryan, and Ziggler attack Sheamus, Big Show, and Barrett.
Miz TV is announced for later tonight. Neville’s SmackDown debut is also announced. After the commercial break, our main event is announced: Big Show/Sheamus/Barrett vs. Bryan/Ziggler/Reigns.
Big Show/Sheamus/Bad News Barrett vs. Roman Reigns/Daniel Bryan/Dolph Ziggler
Sheamus and Ziggler start things off in the ring. Sheamus and Ziggler aggressively go after each other before Sheamus gets the upperhand, tagging Big Show in. Ziggler regains momentum, giving Big Show a gigantic DDT, but then runs and jumps at him in the corner. Big Show swats Ziggler out of the air with a slap to the chest. Show drags Ziggler to the corner and tags Barrett in.
Ziggler is taking a beating throughout the match, only getting small windows of opportunity to change the momentum. One chance comes when Ziggler goes for a move off the ropes but runs into the Winds of Change from Barrett. Ziggler’s finally able to tag in Daniel Bryan after pushing Sheamus out of the way enough to reach for a tag.
Bryan has control of the match for a minute of so before taking a boot to the face from Barrett on the outside when the ref’s distracted. Bryan gets stuck in a similar cycle of beatings that Ziggler was in. The crowd is chanting, “We want Roman!” Bryan finally breaks out of the rut, hitting a DDT on Sheamus as he goes for White Noise. Bryan tags in Reigns, as Sheamus tags in Barrett.
Reigns delivers a rally of right-hands on Barrett in the corner and then on the ground when Barrett falls. Reigns cocks his arm and hits a Superman Punch on Big Show along the ropes and then hits one on Barrett in the middle of the ring. Reigns goes for a cover, but SHeamus breaks it up. Ziggler comes in and superkicks Sheamus before taking him out over the top rope. The camera then turns to Bryan giving a Running Knee to Big Show off the apron. Barrett goes for the Bull Hammer on Reigns but gets caught with a “ferocious” spear – an accurate call by Tom Phillips. Reigns covers Barrett and aggressively looks up, seething as the ref counts 1-2-3 for the pinfall victory.
The episode fades to black with Bryan, Reigns, and Ziggler standing tall in the middle of the ring.