WWE Payback Coverage: Intercontinental Championship Match

May 1, 2016 - by Michael Riba

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: The Miz (c) (w/Maryse) vs. Cesaro

They tie up and Miz works over Cesaro’s shoulder. Cesaro counters with an arm drag and goes for a quick pin, but Miz kicks out at two. Cesaro grabs Miz and tosses him down to the mat. Cesaro goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out at one. Cesaro drops Miz with a tilt-a-whirl back-breaker and then places him on the top rope. Cesaro kicks Miz in the face and Miz falls to the apron. Cesaro grabs Miz and goes for a suplex, but Maryse holds onto Miz’s leg. Miz gets back into the ring and kicks Cesaro in the face. Miz works over Cesaro’s shoulder and drops him with a neck-breaker. Miz goes for the cover, but Cesaro kicks out at two. Miz chokes Cesaro over the middle rope, but Cesaro comes back and drives his shoulder into Miz’s midsection. Miz applies a headlock and then gets on Cesaro’s back. Cesaro falls to the mat and Miz keeps the headlock applied. Cesaro gets to his feet and powers out of the move and slams Miz down to the mat. Cesaro hits Miz with some uppercuts and takes him to the corner. Cesaro begins the running uppercuts in the corners and then ends it with a dropkick. Cesaro gets Miz on the ropes and then suplexes him down to the mat. Cesaro grabs Miz and goes for the Swing, but Miz counters. Miz goes for the DDT, but Cesaro counters with an uppercut. Cesaro goes for the cover, but Miz gets his foot on the rope at the two count. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Miz lands on his feet. Miz sends Cesaro into the ring post shoulder-first and hits the Skull Crushing Finale and goes for the cover, but Cesaro kicks out at two.

Sami Zayn dives over the announce table and takes out Kevin Owens.

Back in the ring, Cesaro drops Miz and does the Cesaro Swing for somewhere around 20 rotations. Cesaro locks in the crossface and Miz taps, but Owens and Zayn fight on the apron and the referee gets distracted by it. Cesaro knocks Owens and Zayn off the apron and Miz rolls Cesaro up from behind for the pin fall.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz.

After the match, Cesaro takes Miz out with the Neutralizer and then Owens takes out Cesaro and Zayn. Owens goes after Miz, but Maryse pulls him out of the ring.

We see Stephanie McMahon talking with Apollo Crews backstage and then see that Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose will go one-on-one next.

We see the video highlight package for the feud between Jericho and Ambrose.

Michael Cole updates Enzo Amore’s condition: He is still moving and communication and he is undergoing testing at a hospital in Chicago.

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