WWE Main Event results: A new champion makes the WWE Universe hungry for more!

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October 17, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — WWE Main Event continues to set a new standard for high-stakes WWE action on Wednesday nights with a major title match that changed the landscape of the WWE Universe. The featured contest saw The Miz defend the Intercontinental Championship against Kofi Kingston in a rivalry that has become more personal with each passing day. Also, Zack Ryder squared off with this longtime nemesis Dolph Ziggler.

Kofi Kingston def. The Miz to win the Intercontinental Championship (PHOTOS | WATCH)

The rivalry between Kofi Kingston and Intercontinental Champion The Miz reached a boiling point during a battle between the Superstars on Raw. The non-title bout ended after Kingston connected with a devastating Trouble in Paradise and picked up the victory. The maneuver resulted in six stitches above The Awesome One’s eye and only highlighted the personal animosity between the competitors.

Although Kingston bested Miz on Monday night, the battle inside Memphis, Tenn.’s FedEx Forum had higher stakes involved — specifically, the Intercontinental Championship. Before the contest, The Awesome One touted his resilience and his belief that the Intercontinental Title’s importance is greater when in his possession. Kingston, though, came to WWE Main Event ready to prove he’s on top of his game at this point in his already impressive career.

The match began with both Superstars testing the waters, each trying to find the best way to gain an edge over his adversary. Momentum first swayed to Kingston’s advantage thanks in part to his raw agility and high-flying abilities. The Awesome One, however, displayed his resilience through a series of counterattacks and tipped the scales in his favor. Following the initial spikes in each Superstar gaining the upper hand, the battle was soon brought to a stalemate. Pulling out all the stops, a tug of war for momentum took center stage with neither competitor keeping the advantage for long.

As the bout raged on, the exhausted competitors stood in the center of the ring and traded blows back and forth. As the action spilled to the outside, The Miz attempted to throw Kingston into the steel steps, but the agile Superstar countered by leaping over them and striking back on his opponent. Impressive to say the least, it was not enough for Kingston to put the match away, and the fight blazed forward.

Finally, after a series of near-falls, The Miz tried to defeat Kingston using the ring ropes for leverage, but the WWE official caught the questionable tactic and did not make the three-count. The argument with the official that followed proved fatal for The Awesome One as Kingston rebounded, connected with Trouble in Paradise as he did on Raw and secured his fourth Intercontinental Championship.

Following the contest — despite their personal animosity — Kingston acknowledged his respect for The Miz and the hard-fought battle that just commenced. However, he asked the WWE Universe to join him in sending one last message to The Miz: “BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!”

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