Sami Zayn def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz to earn a spot in the Extreme Rules Intercontinental Championship Match

Sami Zayn def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz to earn a spot in the Extreme Rules Intercontinental Championship Match

The WWE Universe got a glimpse of Sami Zayn as Intercontinental Champion last week, and they liked what they saw. The problem is, Zayn didn’t have any definitive wins over the last few weeks to merit a spot in what was initially a Triple Threat dance for the title between Cesaro, Kevin Owens and reigning champion The Miz. So the McMahons devised a compromise: Zayn vs. Miz on Raw, win and he’s in.

Long story short, he’s in. But if it’s specifics you’re after, Miz had Zayn reeling after he tossed him over the ropes and face-first onto the steps, yet Zayn’s persistence led Miz to attempt a rope-assisted pin, which referee John Cone was having none of. While Miz stomped around and kicked dirt in frustration, The Underdog From the Underground rallied, hit Miz with an exploder suplex into the corner and rammed him with the Helluva Kick. Like we said, he’s in. Olé!

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