Big Show def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes

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April 01, 2012

WrestleMania XXVIII Results: Big Show wins big

When the familiar strands of Big Show’s entrance music blared through the sound system in Sun Life Stadium Sunday night, the giant was poised to forget about days gone by and focus instead on the incredibly talented Intercontinental Champion standing between him and his thus far elusive WrestleMania glory.

For his part, Rhodes entered WrestleMania XXVIII coming off one of the most impressive championship reigns of all time. Going into his Sunday night showdown, Rhodes had held the title for 233 days, putting the second generation Superstar in an elite class of WWE Legends that includes The Rock, Mr. Perfect and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

Right out of the gate, Big Show displayed the power befitting a man his size, delivering monstrous chops and thundering slams. Show trapped the champion in the corner in a rather undignified fashion, toying with his smaller opponent.

But Rhodes hasn’t held the Intercontinental Title for over 230 days by accident. The lightning fast Rhodes struck back with quick moves intended to bring the giant down to size, taking away the power game.

Show countered, however, and knocked Rhodes out with a ring-shaking WMD, leaving his opponent lying prone in the middle of the ring. The giant covered Cody and claimed both the Intercontinental Title and a WrestleMania Moment all his own.

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