After two months of empty hands, The Prizefighter has himself a championship once again: Kevin Owens battled his way past Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust and Tyler Breeze to earn his second Intercontinental Championship. The win was a big dose of validation for the embattled KO following two straight losses to The Showoff, though it’s unlikely anyone will attribute this to Owens’ fisticuffs alone.
After a seesaw bout where Breeze came a hair’s breadth from the title by hitting Owens with the Beauty Shot, Ziggler sprang with the Zig Zag when Ambrose had Stardust in position for Dirty Deeds, taking both Superstars out. Breeze tossed The Showoff in an attempt to capitalize for himself, but KO was ready, plunging Prince Pretty to the mat with the Pop-up Powerbomb to win. Honorable? No. But it certainly was gorgeous.