Justin Roberts is in the ring. He says the following person wants a warm Philadelphia reaction. Out comes new RAW General Manager Brad Maddox. Maddox talks about Vickie Guerrero being fired. It was his decision to put Vickie on the pre and post-show panel tonight. He puts the spotlight on Vickie and tells her to take a bow. Vickie doesn't look happy. Maddox thanks Vickie for accepting this secondary position. Maddox says he and everyone else wants to thank Vickie for her contributions to RAW. Maddox goes on and rubs it in. Maddox turns everyone's attention to the big screen for a mocking tribute video he's made for Vickie. Brad wants everyone to stand and applaud Vickie. The music hits and out comes The Miz.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Miz vs. Curtis Axel
They lock up and Miz applies a headlock first. Miz drops Axel for a weak pin attempt as Axel kicks out at 1. Heyman gives Axel a pep talk real quick. They lock up again and Axel goes to work on Miz. Miz ends up getting into with Heyman on the floor. Miz acts like Heyman hits him and the referee ejects Heyman from ringside.
Axel in control with another pin attempt. Axel stomps and puts the boot to Miz in the corner. Axel with a dropkick and more trash talking to Miz. Miz starts to make a comeback and drops Axel with a big boot to the face. Miz climbs to the top for a double ax handle blow and a 2 count. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale but it's blocked by Axel. Axel goes for the Perfectplex but Miz counters and goes for the Figure Four. Axel sends him into the ring post. Axel nails the Perfectplex for a 2 count. More back and forth. Miz applies the Figure Four but Axel eventually counters it. Miz turns it back over but Axel gets the ropes and breaks the hold.
More back and forth. Axel kicks Miz in the face and drops him on his head for the win.
Winner: Curtis Axel
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