Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title: Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper
The arena is filled with ladders as Lilian Garcia explains the rules. Dolph Ziggler comes out first to a big hometown pop. WWE Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper is out next to some boos.
Lilian does formal introduction and Ziggler gets the huge pop when Cleveland is mentioned. They go at it and counter each other. Ziggler misses a superkick. They both go out of the ring for ladders. Ziggler gets sent flying into ladders and then over the barrier into the timekeeper's area. Harper stands a ladder up in the ring and climbs for the title. Ziggler runs in and tips it over but Harper lands on his feet and nails a big boot. Harper bridges a ladder between the apron and the barrier. He goes to powerbomb Ziggler on it but Ziggler slides out. Ziggler charges and Harper drops him on the floor with a big sideslam. Harper with a ladder shot now. Harper stands another ladder up under the belt as fans chant for Ziggler.
Ziggler cuts him off but Harper ends up pushing a ladder over on top of Ziggler. Harper slaps Ziggler in the corner now. Harper charges and slams a ladder into Ziggler's head. Harper with another ladder shot to the face in the corner. Harper lays a ladder on Ziggler in the corner and charges but Ziggler pushes it into him and Harper goes down. Harper takes back control and kicks Ziggler from the top to the floor. Harper smiles as he sends Ziggler back to the floor and a ladder. Harper runs the rope but dives out into a ladder that Ziggler put in the way. Harper falls very hard onto another ladder that I don't think he knew was there. Harper landed on his arm on the ladder and appears to be hurt. They come back in and Harper stops Ziggler from grabbing the title by pushing the ladder over.
Harper takes back control. He goes to powerbomb Ziggler on top of a ladder but Ziggler slides out and dropkicks Harper. Harper falls on the ladder. Ziggler goes for the Fame-asser but Harper catches him. Harper powerbombs Ziggler onto a ladder that was bridged in the corner. Harper with another big ladder shot before he pushes Ziggler out of the ring. Ziggler's forehead is busted open due to Harper catapulting him under the bottom rope where a ladder was waiting. Trainers come out to bandage Ziggler's face up. Harper climbs for the title and Ziggler brushes the doctor away. Ziggler stops Harper and they trade shots up high. The ladder falls and they both hit the mat.
Harper brings it back in and goes to powerbomb Ziggler onto a ladder but Ziggler turns it into a facebuster and drops Harper face first into the steel. Ziggler stands a ladder up and climb for the title. Harper stops him and pulls him off but Ziggler turns it into a big DDT from up high. Harper swings a ladder while Ziggler uses one as a shield from the corner. Ziggler comes down to the mat and Harper drops him with a ladder shot to the head. Ziggler blocks another ladder shot and superkicks Harper down. Ziggler runs with a ladder and decks Harper onto a ladder that is still bridged from the apron to the announce table. Ziggler climbs for the title but Harper recovers. Ziggler gets his hands on the title but Harper pushes the ladder over and Ziggler lands bad on the ropes. Fans chant "this is awesome" as Harper gets to his feet and stands a ladder up.
Ziggler uses one ladder to get to the ladder that Harper stood up and Harper goes down. Ziggler climbs for the title but Harper nails him from behind. Harper stands a ladder up beside the one that Ziggler is hanging onto. Ziggler superkicks Harper to the mat and fans pop. Ziggler grabs the title for the win.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champollion: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, Ziggler celebrates with the hometown crowd.