WWE TLC: Cody Rhodes vs. Booker T (WWE IC Title)
Dec 18, 2011 - by Adam Martin
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Booker T
Booker goes on the attack right away with big right hands and chops to Rhodes. Booker with a series of scoop slams on Rhodes. Booker catches Rhodes with a side kick, hooks the leg and Rhodes kicks out. They brawl to the outside and Booker continues to dominate. When both are up on the ring apron, Rhodes prevents Booker from getting in and gets in a big shot knocking Booker down. Rhodes sends Booker into the guard railing and yells, “It is a young mans game!” Rhodes grounds Booker back in the ring and then goes for a full nelson. Booker breaks it up and both connect with a double clothesline. Both get to their feet and exchange big right hands. Booker with more rights and chops. Rhodes with more elbows and kicks. Booker with a quick side slam. Booker with a spinebuster. Booker sits up and executes the Spinarooni. Booker with a kick, misses the Axe Kick, misses another side kick attempt and Rhodes connects with his springboard kick to the face. Rhodes goes for the pinfall and Booker kicks out. Rhodes can't believe it. Booker gets to his feet and Rhodes connects with a second springboard kick to the head.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Cody Rhodes
After the match, Cody Rhodes is handed the WWE Intercontinental Championship and holds it up high near a downed Booker T.
A promo for “Stone Cold” Steve Austin's new DVD release airs.
* CM Punk defending the WWE Championship against The Miz and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat TLC match is up next to close the show.