WWE’s new Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor ordinarily walks to the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and Finn Balor has something to say (and Paul Heyman is no longer here). Balor says it’s been a while since he held one of these titles and boy does it feel good. He mentions growing up watching greats like WWE Hall of Famers Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair. He says it’s been a dream to hold this title and he’s proud to continue the legacy as our Intercontinental Champion. Balor says he plans on defending this title at… the music interrupts and out comes Rush.
Rush says Balor doesn’t deserve to be Intercontinental Champion, Lashley does. Lashley suddenly attacks Balor from behind in the ring. Lashley unloads on Balor and stomps away while he’s down. Rush enters the ring and helps beat down Balor in the corner again. They go on and Balor hits a big splash from the top. The music interrupts and out comes Ricochet to a big pop.
Ricochet runs down and Rush leaps out but misses. Ricochet nails Lashley from the apron and hits the moonsault to Rush on the floor. Ricochet goes back to Lashley. The ring is cleared and Ricochet stands tall with Balor in the ring, looking out at Rush and Lashley on the floor. We go to commercial.
Ricochet and Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush
Ricochet and Rush start things off. Rush pushes Ricochet and Ricochet pushes back. Rush with a side head lock and Ricochet escapes. Ricochet with a side head lock. Rush avoids Ricochet and Rush with a head scissors but Ricochet lands on his feet. Rush is flipped over and avoids Ricochet. Ricochet with a handstand head scissors followed by a drop kick. Lashley tags in and Ricochet with a side head lock but he sends RIcochet to the mat.
Lashley with a wrist lock and he wrings the arm. Lashley with a hammer lock. Ricochet with foreamrs to Lashley but Lashley blocks an Irish whip and Irish whips Ricochet into the corner. Ricochet with a kick and then he hits a rolling drop kick that sends Lashley to the floor and Ricochet teases a dive to the floor and hits a Superhero Landing. Rush wants to tag in and Lashley lets him. Rush wants a piece of the new champion. Balor tags in and they lock up. Balor misses a punch in the corner. Rush tags Lashley back in.
Lashley with a kick and he sends Balor into the turnbuckles. Lashley with a suplex for a near fall. Lashley with a reverse chin lock and he adds more pressure to the hold. Lashley gets a near fall after a Flatliner. Rush tags in and he chokes Balor in the ropes. Rush punches Balor in the ribs and Rush with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through because you don’t sunset flip Finn Balor and Balor with a drop kick. Balor grabs the leg to keep Rush from making the tag. Balor pulls Rush into the mat and sends him into the turnbuckles. Balor with kicks and boots to Rush.
Balor with a chop in the corner. Balor with an Irish whip and chop into the corner. Balor with another Irish whip and chop. Balor with slingblade and a running drop kick into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and Lashley stops him and Balor with kick to Lashley. Rush clips Balor on the apron and Balor falls to the floor. Balor is sent into the ringside barrier. Lashley works on Balor’s back. Lashley gets a near fall. Lashley with a reverse chin lock.
Balor tries to make the tag but Lashley with a knee and he sends Balor to the apron. Balor with a shoulder to Lashley and a kick to Rush. Lashley blocks a sunset flip attempt and Lashley with a kick and slam for a near fall as we go to commercial.
We are back and Lashley with a cobra clutch on Balor. Balor tries to make the tag but Lashley stops him. Lashley with an Irish whip but Balor with a boot and then he punches Rush on the apron. Lashley runs Balor into the turnbuckles and punches Balor in the ribs. Rush tags in and he slaps Balor. Balor with an elevated elbow drop and both men are down. Rush stops Balor from making the tag. Rush with a Gator Roll and Lashley tags in. Lashley goes for a power bomb but Balor gets to his feet and he takes Lashley down and hits a double stomp. Ricochet tags in and so does Rush.
Ricochet with clotheslines and a neck breaker. Ricochet with a shoulder into the corner followed by a springboard drop kick to Rush and one to knock Lashley off the apron. Ricochet with a Fosbury Flop onto Rush and then Lashley chages Ricochet around the ring and Ricochet flips off the ringside barrier over Lashley and Balor with a drop kick to Lashley. Ricochet with a springboard drop kick and a 630 for the three count.
Winners: Ricochet and Finn Balor
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