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June 21, 2013

Curtis Axel def. Wade Barrett in an Intercontinental Championship Rematch

In a feverish back-and-forth slugfest, Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel successfully defended his title against former titleholder Wade Barrett. As The Miz looked on from the SmackDown announce table, the newest “Paul Heyman Guy” convincingly turned back The Barrett Barrage with a swinging neckbreaker.

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After the bell, The Awesome One stepped into the ring, intent on mixing it up with Axel. But before they could do so, Paul Heyman talked his Superstar out of the confrontation.

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