Vince McMahon has been introduced and makes his way to the stage with mic in hand. He said that Bret Hart will not be here tonight and showed the NXT attack on Hart from Raw. Vince said he'd meet with Hart's representatives to see when he would be able to return and that was it. Drew McIntyre's music hit and he made his way to the ring, shaking Vince's hand while making his way to the ring.
While McIntyre was in the ring, Vince was shown getting in his limo and taking off. After Vince left, McIntyre got on the mic and said that Mr. McMahon demanded that Teddy Long come to the ring right now. Long made his way to the ring. McIntyre called him "pathetic" and a "shell of a man." He asked Long to take a ringside seat because he will be handing him the IC title when he wins it tonight, and Long took a seat.
Kofi's music hit and he's making his way to the ring.
Intercontinental Championship Match
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
Kofi started aggressively and trounced McIntyre with his high flying assault before clotheslining him to the outside of the ring. Drew managed to chop block Kofi while Kofi was on the apron, and then back in the ring threw Kofi shoulder first into the steel ring post.
McIntyre stayed in control for most of the match, applying an array of holds to keep Kofi at bay. Kofi was finally able to counter a clothesline from McIntyre moves with a DDT and regained conrol of the match. Kofi was able to get a couple of two-counts. Kofi hit the boom drop and went for Trouble in Paradise, but McIntyre moved out of the way. He went to back suplex Kofi back into the ring, but Kofi was able to shift his weight and cover McIntyre for a two count. McIntyre got back to his feet and regained the advantage.
McIntyre went for the Futureshock, but Kofi got out of the way. Kofi his a tornado DDT and went for a cover, but McIntyre was able to get his foot on the ropes. Kofi leaped onto McIntyre in the corner, but McIntyre turned it into a running powerbomb to get a two count. Kofi out of nowhere hit a SOS, but only got two.
Both men got back to their feet and McIntyre threw Kofi into the corner. Kofi got his legs wrapped his legs around McIntyre, but in the process the ref got knocked out while McIntyre was trying to get out of Kofi's hold. McIntyre hit the Futureshock, but the ref was knocked out. McIntyre grabbed Long from ringside and took off Long's jacket. He took the ref's shirt and threw it to Long to take over as ref. Long put the shirt on and McIntyre went for the cover, but stopped the count after two. McIntyre warned long to make the count or he would drop him.
McIntyre went for Futureshock again but Matt Hardy hit the ring and his a Twist of Fate on McIntyre. Kofi followed up with Trouble in Paradise and Long counted three!
Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre via pinfall to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.