WWE Payback Coverage: Intercontinental Championship Match
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Bad News Barrett (c) vs. Rob Van Dam
They tie up and exchange right hands. RVD sends Barrett off the ropes and takes him down with a spin kick. RVD goes for the cover, but Barrett kicks out at two. RVD connects with an elbow and then a thrust kick and goes for the cover, but Barrett kicks out at two. RVD goes for a spin kick in the corner, but Barrett ducks out of the way and then slams RVD down to the mat. Barrett goes for the cover, but RVD kicks out. RVD catches Barrett with a kick and then sends him to the outside. RVD sends Barrett into the barricade and then slams him into it. RVD tosses Barrett into the crowd and then places him on top of the barricade. RVD connects with the spinning leg drop and he and Barrett are both down on the floor. RVD gets to his feet and tosses Barrett back into the ring. Barrett counters RVD and delivers a stiff kick to the mid-section. Barrett puts RVD on the apron and then drapes his throat over the top rope. Barrett kicks RVD into the barricade and goes out after him. Barrett drops an elbow to RVD from the ring apron. RVD gets back into the ring, and Barrett stomps away on him. Barrett lays RVD across the top rope and clubs him on the back. Barrett kicks RVD in the mid-section and goes for the cover, but RVD kicks out at two. RVD comes back and kicks Barrett in the face, but both men are down. RVD drops Barrett with a couple clotheslines and then takes him to the corner. RVD kicks Barrett in the face again and then drops him down to the mat. RVD connects with Rolling Thunder and then goes up top. RVD goes for the Five-Star, but Barrett moves. Barrett goes for the Bullhammer Elbow, but RVD rolls through and goes for a cover, but Barrett kicks out. Barrett hits the Winds of Change and goes for the cover, but RVD kicks out at two. On the outside, Barrett goes for the Bullhammer, but RVD moves and Barrett hits the ring post. RVD drops Barrett with a DDT in the ring and goes for the cover, but Barrett kicks out at two. Barrett comes back and connects with the Bullhammer and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Bad News Barrett.
We see footage of last Monday’s Raw, where Stephanie McMahon laid down the ultimatum for Daniel Bryan. Will be surrender the title, or will Brie Bella be fired?