Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz & Cesaro

Cesaro & The Miz vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens: Raw, May 16, 2016

Per Shane and Stephanie McMahon, the Swiss Superstar teams with the Intercontinental Champion against two of WWE's most bitter rivals, six nights before all four men meet in a Fatal 4-Way Match at Extreme Rules.

No, you have not jumped back in time to 2005: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn really did team up, and it really did happen on Raw. They won, too, besting The Miz & Cesaro in an impromptu tag team match by utilizing a strategy that could best be described as contentious, yet effective. They pretty much just bickered the entire time (Owens begrudgingly had to tough the match out, or Stephanie McMahon would boot him from Sunday’s contest). But the constant passive-aggressive tagging between the two meant that Miz & Cesaro couldn’t get a significant advantage until Zayn took a tumble to the outside that put him on his heels.

Miz & Cesaro, meanwhile, suffered the meltdown many had pegged for their opponents, beginning when Miz tossed Cesaro from the ring and attempted a Cesaro Swing, only for The King of Swing to counter with a Skull-Crushing Finale. Zayn blasted Miz with a Helluva Kick to win, and then, with their alliance terminated, Owens kicked him in the face. With friends like these …

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