|By Kian Terani | January 02, 2013 | Comments|
-Miz sits back down with Cole and we see footage of Wade Barrett defeating Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Championship from RAW on Monday. Cole says he has an in-depth interview with Kofi when we return.
-We see the outside of the building in Richmond, VA as Cole sends to the video from RAW with Vince McMahon, CM Punk, and his doctor. We go back to Cole and Miz at ringside. Cole sends to a Tout Dr. Michael Sampson who says Punk is cleared to compete. Cole hypes the Punk-Ryback match on Monday as we see a graphic for it. Kofi has joined them at ringside and he says Barrett got the upper-hand on him once but he will beat him on SmackDown and regain his title. Barrett's music hits immediately and he comes out and asks if he heard Kofi just referred to his victory over Kofi as a one-time thing. Kofi says the Intercontinental Title is in his blood and he has to have it back. Barrett is in the ring by now and he looks down at Kofi at ringside and tells him that the IC Title deserves a real fighter and not a gymnast. He says Kofi will never get the title back. He challenges anyone in the locker room for a Gauntlet Match just so Kofi can see them all fall, one by one, to the Barrett Barrage.
-A RAW rebound is shown of Cena and the New Year's celebration with AJ and Ziggler.
-Back from a break as Barrett awaits his first opponent. Yoshi Tatsu walks out to his music.
Wade Barrett Gauntlet Match: Yoshi Tatsu, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Kofi Kingston
The bell rings and Barrett lays Yoshi out with an elbow after Yoshi misses with a spin kick for the pin. JTG's music hits immediately and he gets in the ring but Barrett stomps him on his way in and sends him into the corner hard. Barrett hits a suplex and applies a reverse chin-lock on JTG. Miz and Kofi argue at ringside on commentary about the IC Title. Miz tells Cole he's just asking the "hard" questions. Barrett hits the bull hammer on JTG for the win. Justin Gabriel is out next and he runs down and hits a flurry of dropkicks of Barrett and clotheslines him to the floor as we go to break.
-Gabriel keeps control of Barrett in the ring as we return to action. Barrett works up from one knee and catches Gabriel with a clothesline out of the ring. Barrett goes out and slams Gabriel's head across the apron and gets 2 in the ring. Barrett hits punches to the stomach in the corner and gets another near fall. Gabriel comes back but Wade catches him with a back kick. Barrett kicks Gabriel in the head from the apron and Gabriel goes to the floor. Another near fall in the ring. Barrett hits a big elbow from up top for 2. Gabriel comes back with a series of kicks and comes off the ropes with a crossbody for 2. Gabriel hits a moonsault off the 2nd rope for 2. Gabriel slingshots himself into the ring from the apron but Barrett catches him on his shoulders and drops Gabriel's neck across the top rope for the pin. Kofi's music hits and he gets up from the announce table and hops onto the apron and springboards into the ring for a flurry on Barrett. Kofi hits the Boom Drop and connects with Trouble In Paradise for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Barrett licks his wounds as he backs up the ramp and Kofi celebrates in the ring.
-We see a graphic for their match for the Intercontinental Championship this Friday on SmackDown. Next week on Main Event, Sheamus will face Dolph Ziggler.
-Kofi celebrates on the stage as we go off the air.
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