WWE No Mercy Coverage: The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
WWE Intercontinental Championship Title vs. Career Match: The Miz (c) (w/Maryse) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler grabs Miz’s leg for a take down, but Miz makes it to the ropes. Miz goes for a clothesline, but Ziggler rolls him up and Miz kicks out at two. Ziggler takes Miz down with a leaping lariat and goes for the cover again, but Miz kicks out at two. Ziggler delivers a dropkick and clotheslines Miz over the top rope and out to the floor. Ziggler slams Miz into the barricade and then tosses him back into the ring. Miz catches Ziggler with a kick to the chest, but Ziggler comes back with a big dropkick. Ziggler goes for the cover, but Miz goes for the cover. Miz comes back and slams Ziggler into the turnbuckles and goes for the cover, but Ziggler kicks out at two. Miz delivers a series of left hands down on the mat and then chokes Ziggler over the middle rope. Miz kicks Ziggler in the face and applies a submission, but Ziggler gets to his feet and breaks the hold. Ziggler shoves Miz away, but Miz takes him down with a clothesline. Miz stomps away on Ziggler on the apron and then catapults him into the bottom rope. Miz stomps down onto Ziggler’s knees and then applies a submission down on the mat again. Ziggler gets to his feet and gets free and goes for a superkick, but Miz counters and delivers a back-breaker and then a neck-breaker. Miz goes for the cover, but Ziggler kicks out at two. Miz delivers a series of running dropkicks in the corner and goes for one too many as Ziggler counters with his own dropkick. Ziggler delivers a series of clotheslines and then a Stinger Splash in the corner. Ziggler goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out at two. Miz comes back and dives at Ziggler, but Ziggler catches him and rolls him up and Miz kicks out at two. Miz comes back with his won roll up and puts his feet on the ropes, but the referee sees him and doesn’t count. Ziggler sends Miz into the ring post shoulder-first and goes for the cover, but Miz counters into a roll-up and Ziggler kicks out. Miz comes back and drops Ziggler with a DDT and goes for the cover, but Ziggler kicks out at two.
Miz drives his knee into the back of Ziggler’s knee and then goes for the Figure-Four, but Ziggler counters it. Miz charges at Ziggler and kicks him in the knee and then deliver a running dropkick to Ziggler’s knee. Miz goes for the Figure-Four again, but Ziggler rolls him up and gets a two count. Miz comes right back with a clothesline and then goes up top. Ziggler hits the ropes and Miz crotches himself on the top rope. Ziggler gets on the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Miz holds on. Miz goes for the power bomb, but Ziggler counters. Miz rolls through the counter and locks in the Figure-Four. Ziggler gets close to the ropes, but Miz pulls him back to the center of the ring. Ziggler’s shoulders hit the mat and the referee counts, but Ziggler sits up at two and gets to the ropes. Maryse gets on the apron and Miz takes the top turnbuckle pad off. Ziggler takes Miz down with a modified Fameasser and goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out at two. Miz sends Ziggler into the exposed turnbuckle and then takes him down with the slingshot power bomb. Miz goes for the cover, but Ziggler kicks out at two. Miz delivers a series of kicks to Ziggler’s chest and then goes for a big kick, but Ziggler ducks under and then connects with the Zigzag. Ziggler goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out at two. Ziggler gets to his feet and locks in the Sleeper Hold, but Miz gets to the ropes to break the hold. Maryse sprays Ziggler in the face and Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz goes for the cover, but Ziggler gets his foot on the bottom rope to stop the count. Miz continues to work on Ziggler’s leg and removes Ziggler’s boot. Ziggler connects with the superkick anyway and goes for the cover and Maryse calls for someone. Kenny and Mikey from the Spirit Squad rush the ring and get on the apron. Ziggler superkicks Mikey and goes after Kenny, but Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale and goes for the cover and Ziggler kicks out again. Kenny gets on the apron, but the referee catches him and ejects Kenny, Mikey, and Maryse. Ziggler hits the superkick and gets the pin fall.
Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler.
We see Randy Orton backstage. He looks into a mirror and his face becomes distorted. He shakes his head and it returns to normal and he looks perplexed.
We join the preshow panel and Booker says he called it earlier when he said AJ Styles would retain the title. Lita says she is proud of Dolph Ziggler and Lawler says one victory for a Clevelander is another defeat for Cleveland’s favorite son in The Miz. We take a look back at Curt Hawkins’ debut on the preshow earlier tonight, where he said he will have his first match this coming Tuesday on Smackdown Live. We then take a look back at the 8-Man Tag Team Match form the preshow, which saw American Alpha and The Hype Bros defeat The Vaudevillains and The Ascension.
Alexa Bliss’ music hits and she comes to the ring and grabs a microphone. She says Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon are protecting Becky Lynch. She brings up Becky’s “non-ring action related injury” and makes fun of Lynch. She says the real reason that Becky is not here is because she is scared of Alexa. Naomi’s music hits to interrupt Alexa.