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May 25, 2012

Intercontinental Champion Christian def. Hunico

Five days after coming back from an eight-month injury and rehabilitation – winning an impromptu “People Power” Battle Royal at WWE Over the Limit and then defeating Cody Rhodes to become the new Intercontinental Champion in the same night – Captain Charisma returned to SmackDown. The resilient competitor celebrated his monumental comeback with a victory over Hunico. Disposing of an interfering Camacho, the titleholder countered his crafty opponent to hit the Killswitch – before leaping off the top rope with an explosive splash for the victory.

After the match, former champion Rhodes emerged. Describing how he had “restored” the Intercontinental Title's greatness over the course of his eight-month plus reign, the outspoken Superstar stated that it now doesn't matter because Christian "doesn't matter." Still entitled to a rematch, Rhodes promised he will rectify what happened with a simple three-count.

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