|By Marc Middleton | October 28, 2012 | Comments|
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston. Out next comes The Miz.
The bell rings and they go at it. Miz goes for Skull Crushing Finale early and Kofi goes for Trouble In Paradise early but neither hit. Miz comes back in and takes a cheap shot. Kofi tackles him and mounts him with right hands. Kofi tosses Miz out of the ring and stops him from coming back in. Kofi works Miz over on the floor but runs into a big boot after dodging a shot into the steel steps. Miz brings it back in and covers Kofi for 2. Miz with a headlock on the mat now. Kofi tries to fight out but Miz pulls him to the mat by his hair. Miz with a kick to the face and a 2 count. Miz hits the big clothesline in the corner and goes to the top. Miz comes off the top with a big shot and gets another 2 count.
Miz charges again but Kofi hits him with a clothesline. They get up and Kofi takes control. Kofi with a dropkick, a big right hand and the Boom Drop. Kofi calls for Trouble In Paradise but Miz heads out to the floor and back in. Miz goes for a big boot but Kofi rolls him up for 2. Kofi with a huge crossbody from the corner and another 2 count. Kofi blocks a shot but goes for SOS. Miz blocks it with a neckbreaker attempt. Kofi blocks that and nails SOS for a 2 count. They go back and forth until Miz yanks Kofi to the mat by his leg. Kofi sells the leg injury as Miz stomps away.
Miz goes to work on Kofi's leg now. Miz takes off Kofi's knee pads and exposes the injured leg. Miz with more shots to Kofi's knee. Miz with a single-leg Boston Crab now. Kofi finally fights out and rolls Miz up for a close 2 count. Miz goes back to work on the leg and hits a big DDT for 2. Miz calls for the Skull Crushing Finale but Kofi blocks it for another roll up. Kofi misses Trouble In Paradise but blocks another SCF. Kofi blocks it again and kicks Miz to the floor. Miz comes right back in but Kofi hits Trouble In Paradise for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
- After the match, Matt Striker interviews Kofi in the ring. He thanks The Miz for pushing a new side out of him. Kofi says he's rejuvenated and proud to be the Intercontinental Champion. Kofi is hype as he celebrates some more.
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