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Slater hits a big knee to the face and gets another near-fall. Slater continues to keep the pressure on. Slater plays his air-guitar and works Miz' left arm. Miz comes back and lands a big kick to the head for 2. Slater again turns the tables in the corner and works the left arm. Miz fights up and gets out with a side suplex. The ref counts both men and they trade shots on their knees as they get up. Miz hits a flurry and does more call-and-response with the crowd. Slater counters Miz and hits a big neckbreaker for 2. Miz lands his patented clothesline in the corner and goes up top for a chop. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin.
Winner by pin: The Miz
Miz celebrates in the ring as we see a replay.
- We return to an outside shot of the arena in Richmond, VA. We go to footage of Wade Barrett's win over Kofi this past Monday.
- Matt Striker is standing by with Barrett in the back. Striker wants to take us back to Main Event this past Wednesday but Barrett interrupts and says the media always needs a scandal but he is the Intercontinental Champion and that is all that matters. He says when he defeats Kofi again tonight, it is his last chance.
- We go to the ring as The Great Khali comes out with Natalya and Hornswoggle. We see footage of Mae Young giving birth to Hornswoggle on RAW. I can't believe I just typed that. The trio dances in the ring as we go to break.
The Great Khali, Natalya & Hornswoggle vs. Primo, Epico & Rosa Mendes
Rosa pie-faces Natalya to begin things and Natalya repeatedly drives her face into the mat. Rosa tags Epico and Natalya tags Khali. Epico runs and tags Primo in fear. Khali brings Epico in over the top and takes over with chops to the chest. Khali tags Hornswoggle in for some chops too. Hornswoggle hits Stunners on both Primo and Epico but Primo hits him with a shoulderblock. They continue to dominate Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle comes back and slips under Epico to tag Khali. Primo jumps in and Khali takes care of him too. Khali hits a big chop the head of Primo for the win.
Winners by pin: The Great Khali, Natalya, & Hornswoggle
- Striker asks Kofi if his win on Wednesday over Barrett has given him any momentum going into tonight. Kofi says this is not about momentum. This might be his last shot and he's got his back against the wall but he's used to that. He says Wade will run into Trouble in Paradise.
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Wade Barrett (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
JBL puts over the Intercontinental Title nicely and with passion and here we go. They feel each other out and Kofi gets the early takedown for a quick cover. Kofi hits a series of dropkicks and Barrett goes out to regroup. Kofi follows with some punishment on the floor and gets a near fall back in the ring. Barrett sends Kofi hard into the corner to turn things around. Barrett hits punches to Kofi's ribs and hits a big clothesline for 2. Kofi does a backslide for 2. Kofi does an inside cradle for another 2. Barrett hits a back kick and charges in but Kofi pulls the rope down and Barrett falls to the floor. Kofi flies over the top onto Barrett. Barrett overtakes Kofi and sends him back in but just keeps letting the ref count him out since he can't lose his title from a count-out. Kofi goes and brings Barrett in at "9" as we go to commercial.
- Barrett hits a big clothesline in the ring as we return to action. Barrett hits a big elbow off the 2nd turnbuckle for 2. Barrett hits a vicious boot to the face of Kofi, sending him to the floor. Kofi makes it back in the ring and Barrett keeps the pressure on. Barrett puts Kofi up top but Kofi fights him off and flies off with a crossbody for 2. Both men get up and trade shots. Kofi ducks in the corner for a kick to the head and hits the S.O.S for 2. Kofi lands the Boom Drop but Barrett ducks the Trouble In Paradise. Kofi does a backslide and they exchange near-falls. Kofi hits the TIP but Barrett rolls out of the ring. Kofi tries to bring the dead weight back in the ring but Barrett grabs the bottom rope at 2. Barrett gets a big boot up in the corner and pulls down his elbow pad. Kofi ducks the elbow and comes off the 2nd buckle but Barrett catches him in mid-air with it for the win.
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