Looking to get retribution after he came within an eyelash of defeating Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship inside a steel cage this past Sunday at WWE Stomping Grounds, Dolph Ziggler squared off against the WWE Champion on the blue brand in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.
If Ziggler could prevail tonight, he would be added to the Kingston vs. Samoa Joe match for the WWE Title at WWE Extreme Rules, making it a Triple Threat.
Ziggler attempted to use the ropes as leverage on a rollup attempt, but the official spotted it, allowing Kofi to catch Ziggler with a rollup of his own for three. An irate Showoff responded by immediately lambasting Kofi right after the fall, finally connecting with a Zig Zag on the floor during the mandatory rest period, and a vulnerable Kingston was caught with a superkick that evened the score at one fall apiece.
The Dreadlocked Dynamo battled back at the onset of fall three, staying with Ziggler move for move and catching The Showoff with a pinpoint Trouble in Paradise square on the jaw for an incredible, gutsy victory to keep his match at WWE Extreme Rules one-on-one vs. The Samoan Submission Machine.