Up next is the Battle Royal for the vacant Intercontinental Championship.
Big E, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, R-Truth, and Ryback all make their way out to the ring.
Curtis Axel is out next, followed by Zack Ryder. Titus O’Neil heads out next, followed by Damien Sandown, who comes to the ring in swim trunks, a wife beater, goggles, and a bucket hat. Not to mention flip flops and sandals. Health Slater is out next, followed by matador Diego. Sin Cara heads out, followed by Xavier Woods. The Great Khali is out next, making his way slowly to the ring. Kofi Kingston is out, and next is ‘the inspirational’ Bo Dallas. Dolph Ziggler is out to a nice pop from the fans in the crowd. Miz comes out, getting a good deal of boos on his way down. Sheamus is out last, holding his US title high.
Everyone looks to get down to business, but they’re interrupted by Bad News Barrett. Barrett says whoever wins the battle royal receives the honor of becoming the Intercontinental Champion, but he’s got some bad news. Becoming the new Champion will be like being an old couple retired in Florida. In the beginning it’s great, but it’s delaying the inevitable. They’ll meet their demise, and it’ll come in the form of a bull hammer from Barrett.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal
The bell rings and everyone goes right for Khali. Khali goes down for a bit, but pops up and stars chopping everone. Khali tosses out Xavier Woods, then Zack Ryder. Sheamus hits a brogue kick on Khali and everyone teams up to tip Khali over the top.
Dallas mixes it up with Sin Cara, eliminating him and tossing him to the floor. Cesaro fights with Dolph Ziggler, while Damien Sandow marches around the ring looking ridiculous. Everyone is brawling, throwing wild punches. Axel and Ryback team up to toss R-Truth over the top. Axel is tossed over and he doesn’t look too happy about it.
Sandow is clotheslined out to the floor by the Diego. Ryback hits a belly to back suplex that sends Ryback crashing to the floor. Ryback stomps on Cesaro, then Kofi. Ryback attacks everyone, slamming Del Rio to the mat. Ryback and Sheamus stare each other down. Sheamus and Ryback trade right hands. Sheamus kicks Ryback in the chest. Ryback almost scores with a powerbomb, but Sheamus hits a brogue kick that sends Ryback over the top rope to the floor. Miz almost tips Sheamus out of the ring, but Ziggler comes up and hits the Zig Zag on Miz.
Miz rolls under the bottom rope to the floor. Titus catches Sheamus, hitting a backbreaker and tossing him across the ring. Bo Dallas hits Titus with a knee to the back to eliminate him from the match. Cesaro wipes out Bo. Kofi is able to send Cesaro to the apron. Cesaro won’t go out. Cesaro and Kofi have an amazing spot with neither going out, and Cesaro hanging on by Kofi’s hair. When they get back into the ring, Kofi dropkicks Cesaro. Del Rio traps Ziggler in the cross arm breaker in the ropes.
Del Rio misses a kick to Ziggler, and Ziggler hangs him up on the top rope, then sends him out to the floor to eliminate Alberto. Big E grabs Cesaro and tries to slam him, but Cesaro avoids it, belly to belly suplexing Big E to the outside. Kofi goes to the apron, then leaps back onto the shoulders of Big E. Cesaro goes to the apron and suplexes Kofi into the ring. Kofi lands on his feet, but eats a big boot from Cesaro. Kofi tries to monkey flip Cesaro, but Cesaro won’t go out of the ring. Cesaro suplexes Kofi to the outside hard. Slater comes in from out of nowhere and eliminates Cesaro. Sheamus tosses Slater to the apron, and hits him with a brogue kick to eliminate him. Bo almost catches Sheamus, but Sheamus recovers, sends Dallas to the apron, and hits him with repeated clubbing blows to the chest. Ziggler comes in and hits a dropkick to send Dallas to the floor.
It’s down to Ziggler and Sheamus. Both men trade blows, and Sheamus spears Ziggler in the corner before hitting a running knee. Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag, but Sheamus avoids it. Sheamus also shakes the rocker dropper. Ziggler avoids a powerbomb, but lands awkwardly trying to roll up Sheamus. Ziggler ducks a brogue kick, but Sheamus catches his legs, and slingshots Ziggler over the top rope and to the apron. Sheamus picks up Ziggler and hits him with a couple of rights. Sheamus hits the ropes, but Ziggler swings back into the ring. Ziggler clotheslines Sheamus over the top, but Sheamus catches himself on the apron. Sheamus shoulders Ziggler, but Ziggler fights him off. Sheamus goes to get back into the ring, and Ziggler kicks him to the floor. Ziggler celebrates, and Miz is in, tossing him out to the floor and winning the battle royal.
Winner and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz