We get a look back at the pre-show match.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Bad News Barrett
We go to the ring and out comes Rob Van Dam to a nice pop. WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett is out next. He's got bad news for people who want to see RVD leave with the title. He says someone needs to put RVD down and tonight, the Bullhammer will send RVD out on a permanent vacation.
Lots of back and forth to start the match. There's also loud dueling chants from the crowd. RVD with a spin kick for a 2 count. Barrett runs into an elbow. RVD nails a thrust kick for a 2 count. Barrett turns it around in the corner and hits a swinging neck breaker for a 2 count. RVD with a counter. He sends Barrett to the floor and kicks him into the barrier. RVD sends Barrett into the barrier and tosses him over it. Barrett lands on a section of about 5 empty seats in the front row. RVD leaps from the apron with a big kick to Barrett on the barrier. Fans chant "ECW" now. RVD brings it back in the ring with a springboard moonsault for 2.
RVD with more offense. Barrett turns it around in the corner with a huge kick to the gut. Barrett sends RVD from the apron into the barrier with a big boot. Barrett comes out with an elbow to the heart. RVD makes it back in at the 8 count and Barrett goes back to work on him. Barrett with more offense and a 2 count. RVD slides out of a slam and nails a kick to the face. RVD with a pair of clotheslines. RVD with a shot in the corner, a kick to the face and more clotheslines. RVD drops Barrett with another kick to the head. RVD drops Barrett with a superkick and nails Rolling Thunder. Barrett dodges a Five Star Frogsplash. RVD ducks the Bullhammer and scissors Barrett into a 2 count. Barrett nails Winds of Change for 2. They go to the floor. Barrett ends up hitting a Bullhammer into the ring post. They come back in. RVD springboards in with a DDT for a close 2 count. RVD goes for the spit-legged moonsault but Barrett gets his knees up. Barrett nails the Bullhammer for the win.
Winner: Bad News Barrett
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